Idol Headlines for 03/31/10 – The Afternoon Edition

Kris Allen sings for the President of Rwanda

Kris Allen, in Rwanda with TOMS to deliver shoes to needy people, sang for the president of Rwanda today. Kris tweeted, “just sang for the president of rwanda tonight! my life is insane.”

@Kris Allen

Tampa Bay Rays add Adam Lambert, Train and Dierks Bentley to concert series

The Tampa Bay Rays may lose flashy Carl Crawford real soon, so it makes sense that the ol’ ballclub just signed on an even flashier star to jazz up the Trop’s outfield. Well, at least he’s trashier. Now batting his guylinered lashes … Adam Lambert!

That’s right: American Idol’s controversial “Glambert,” the runner-up on last season’s show, was one of three big-name acts added to the Rays Summer Concert Series on Wednesday. Country fave Dierks Bentley and reigning iTunes champ Train will also perform free postgame gigs at Tropicana Field this year.

Lambert, with Michael Jackson’s guitar whiz Orianthi opening for him, will put on the glitz Sept. 18 after the Rays take on the Los Angeles Angels.

Tampa Bay

Trace Adkins Leads Latest Round of CMA Music Fest Performers

CMA’s next round of performers to the CMA Music Festival’s Nightly LP Field Concerts were announced today with Josh Turner and Trace Adkins leading the way. Blake Shelton, Easton Corbin, Danny Gokey, Randy Houser and Justin Moore all join the previously announced performers which include the Zac Brown Band, Jason Aldean, Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Billy Currington, Martina McBride, Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker, Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban.

Roughstock.com

More Idol Headlines after the JUMP…

Siobhan’s meltdown, Didi’s awkward Seacrest moment, Tim’s gigglefest… your burning ‘Idol’ questions, answered!

And for the first time in eight seasons, we were able to briefly chat with the contestants about their performances after the show, which means we’ve got all the angles covered! Wondering if Didi Benami felt as awkward as her exchange with Ryan Seacrest looked? What was up with Tim’s gigglefest? Was Siobhan’s backstage breakdown as dramatic as it seemed? Read on for some answers and a few new questions. Namely: Who’s going home?

LA Times

Adam Lambert tops ‘Idol’ track sales again

Adam Lambert’s Whataya Want From Me led all American Idol alumnae’s track sales last week, selling more than 54,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That’s a seven percent increase over the previous week, bring his total to 756,000. (If he can maintain downloads in the 50,000 area, he’ll pass the million mark in five to six weeks.)

Being a mentor and a guest performer turned out to be much better than just being a guest performer last week. Downloads of When I Look at You more than doubled for Miley Cyrus, and two other tracks of hers got nice boosts as well. Joe Jonas and Demi Lovato, on the other hand, barely made a splash with Make a Wave: Week-to-week downloads actually decreased 37 percent after their Idol duet.

USA Today

Chart Beat Wednesday: Crash Kings, Carrie Underwood, STP

‘TEMPORARY’ HIGHER: Carrie Underwood collects her ninth No. 1 on Country Songs, as “Temporary Home” advances 2-1.

The song is Underwood’s second leader from “Play On,” following “Cowboy Casanova,” which topped the Nov. 21, 2009, tally.

She sent four songs – “So Small,” “All-American Girl,” “Last Name” and “Just a Dream” – to No. 1 from her sophomore set, “Carnival Ride,” in 2007-08 and three – “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” “Before He Cheats” and “Wasted” from her debut, “Some Hearts” in 2006-07.

Since Underwood’s first week at No. 1 on Jan. 21, 2006, with “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” only two other women have reigned: Taylor Swift (four No. 1s) and Reba McEntire (one). Underwood is the first solo female to release three consecutive studio albums each boasting at least two No. 1s on Country Songs since McEntire strung together four such sets – “Whoever’s in New England,” “What Am I Gonna Do About You,” “The Last One to Know” and “Reba” – that yielded two toppers each from 1986 through 1989.

Billboard

Lee DeWyze, Michael Lynche tied atop the latest Idol Meter rankings

Ken Barnes has updated the Idol Meter, and the Tuesday scoring finds Michael Lynche and Lee DeWyze tied at the top of the Meter, with 46 points each.

Lee had the week’s biggest point gain after his impressive performance of the Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose’s Treat Her Like a Lady (“fresh for the show, not an overexposed standard, yet familiar to older viewers; ideally suited to his vocal abilities; and infectious in its own right”). Andrew Garcia (“must have been thrilled to get some positive feedback”) was the only other contestant that saw his point total rise this week.

USA Today

‘American Idol’ Experts Predict The End For Didi Benami Or Tim Urban

MJ Santilli, of the popular MJsBigBlog.com, had to agree, though she still held out hope that one of the show’s seemingly bulletproof, perpetually poorly performing finalists might finally be on the chopping block. “Either Tim Urban or Didi Benami is going home this week,” she predicted. “Both have made trips to the bottom and have struggled to please the judges.”

MTV

‘American Idol’ Top 10 Report Card: Who Scored High On R&B Night?

Lee Dewyze’s “American Idol” studying paid off. Crystal Bowersox showed she’s an honor student in more than one subject. And Didi Benami and Tim Urban might have been wise to sleep through Tuesday night’s test rather than show up and bomb so badly during their performances.

With Usher teaching the class for R&B week, there were students that continued to impress, and students that are in danger of flunking out. Let’s see how they all fared with another edition of our “Idol” report card. (And don’t miss Jim Cantiello’s “Idol” recap of their performances in the MTV Newsroom.)

MTV

‘American Idol’: Wendy Williams’ fave Casey James is ‘this generation’s Michael Bolton’

Wendy Williams tells Zap2it that she thinks Crystal Bowersox should finish second and Casey James should take the crown on “American Idol.”

Wendy is gracing Los Angeles with her boisterous presence this week. She previously told us she is stopping by the “American Idol” results show on March 31, so we had to ask her about her favorites.

Zap2it

Was Ryan Seacrest Being a Good Interviewer or a Meddling Bastard?

In the carefully orchestrated universe of American Idol, Ryan Seacrest plays the equal and opposite force to Simon and Kara’s mean-girl critiques: No matter how much the judges bash a contestant, Seacrest is there as a post-judgment palate cleanser, getting in the final, positive word to America, entreating us to vote for a singer regardless of his or her performance. But last night, something went terribly awry. Before Didi Benami performed “What Becomes of the Broken Hearted,” we saw a clip of her rehearsing with guest mentor Usher, during which the song moved her to tears. So after her live performance, Seacrest had a follow-up question. “I know this is going to go to a raw and emotional place,” he opened. Oh, dear, we thought, this can’t go well. And it didn’t.

NY Magazine

‘Idol’ Guest Blog: Elliott Yamin Returns To Idolator, Looks Into The Souls Of The Top 10

American Idol pressed the Top 10 contestants to reach a bit outside their comfort zones (which, for many, remains singer-songwriter/coffeehouse rock). Did guest coach Usher get them to stretch? Well, kind of, in our opinion. But if there’s anyone truly qualified to review Idol’s R&B/soul week, then it must be most “stank” soul performer (his word, not ours, and we mean it in the best way) Idol has ever produced — Elliott Yamin. We’re honored to have Elliott back in the house as a guest blogger today (especially after his excellent take last week on the Top 11). We hardly need to say it, but Elliott remains one of the standout talents from any Idol season. Check out his official site to see his glorious performance of “Free”, “Can’t Keep On Loving You” and more at the Generosity Water charity event, Night of Generosity, from earlier this month. See his review of last night’s Idol below:

Idolator

Exclusive: Paris Bennett Rates Fave American Idol Performances

Paris Bennett came in fifth place on the fifth season of American Idol (Taylor Hicks took the crown that year). Since then, she welcomed daughter Egypt, now 18 months old and released two albums (2007′s Prince P and 2008′s A Royal Christmas). She currently performs in the Minneapolis production of Rent.

Tuesday night was an overall good night, I think, on American Idol. There were some really great song choices: Anita Baker, Gladys Knight, India Arie. I love all of the artists the contestants chose.

US Magazine

Guest blogger Nick Mitchell breaks down the Top 10

As Justin Bieber’s My World 2.0 tops the Billboard albums chart, it’s starting to feel like the whole world has a case of Bieber fever. And in addition to the legions of screaming teen girls who love the 16-year-old, young celebrities appear to be succumbing to Bieber’s charms too.

“The Last Airbender” star Nicola Peltz gushed to MTV News about the pop star at the Kids’ Choice Awards, where Bieber performed over the weekend. “I’m feeling the fever!” she said. Former “American Idol” contestant Allison Iraheta is also feeling hot for the teen star these days. “I have Bieber fever!” she shared. “Who doesn’t?”

MTV

Kelly Clarkson Calls Crystal Bowersox Her ‘Favorite,’ Thinks Lee Dewyze Is ‘Yummy’ On Twitter

Kelly Clarkson busted out soul and R&B covers in five of her final eight weeks on “American Idol,” including tunes from Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin and Dionne Warwick. The show’s inaugural champ is well-positioned, then, to size up the stand-outs on Tuesday night’s R&B-themed “Idol.” Which, via her Twitter account, she did for the world to see.

Clarkson’s favs? Crystal Bowersox, Lee Dewyze, Michael Lynche and Andrew Garcia. But it was Sox — and her piano-led rendition of Gladys Knight and the Pips’ “Midnight Train to Georgia” — that really blew away the ex-contestant.

MTV

American Idol’s John Park: Life on America’s #1 Show

When American Idol guest judge Shania Twain complimented contestant John Park on his “great low end” on Fox in January (among other bizarre but complimentary innuendo) I couldn’t help but agree. Not about the innuendo, but about the compliment.

I sang with John for a year when I was a senior and he was a freshman in our Northwestern University a cappella group, Purple Haze. So it was with incredible pride and only traces of envy that I watched John make it past the American Idol judges through to Hollywood (with an assist from Shania), through the next round, and the next, and the next, all the way to the Top 24 live episodes and into the top 10 guys–until he was cut. Today, as American Idol continues to whittle down its ranks, I caught up with my old singing mate to talk about a week in the life of a contestant on the number one show in America.

The Atlantic

Carrie Underwood: Ready for Motherhood?

Carrie Underwood may not be hitched to fiance Mike Fisher just yet, but it doesn’t mean she hasn’t already started thinking about babies!

“I definitely think I have some motherly instincts,” she tells People magazine, crediting her dog Ace for preparing her for motherhood, but admits kids aren’t in the future, “anytime soon!”

The “American Idol” and Grammy winner says her Rat Terrier will be taking part in her upcoming nuptials.

“He’ll be one of the ring bearers,” she said of Ace. “I don’t know if I’ll put the ring on him. I don’t know if he’ll run away with it or eat it or something!”

Gawker.com

Carrie Underwood’s Wedding Dress: “Girly, Simple and Glamorous”

Carrie Underwood and her fiancé, NHL hockey player Mike Fisher have been busy planning their nuptials since getting engaged in late December. And while the Grammy-winning country singer’s fans have been lapping up every detail–including her preference of cupcakes over traditional wedding cake, and her dog Ace as the ring bearer–we’ve all been waiting for her to spill on “The Dress”. “It’s in the works,” the bride-to-be told reporters at the Pedigree Adoption Drive yesterday at the Bideawee animal shelter in NYC. “It’s really pretty. It’s very in the beginning stages and it’s very me. It’s just girly and pretty, and it’s simple and glamorous at the same time.”

People

Paisley, Underwood to perform for W.Va. PGA event

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Country music artists Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will perform at a private concert in July during The PGA Tour’s tournament at The Greenbrier resort.

The resort said Wednesday that weekly badges giving the public access to the Greenbrier Classic will include admission to the July 31 concert.

Prices range from $147 for a grounds badge to the $5,000 sponsorship table.

Thirty percent of the proceeds from each badge sold will be given to charitable organizations in West Virginia and Virginia.

The $6 million Greenbrier Classic will be held at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs from July 29 to Aug. 1.

Resort owner and chairman Jim Justice says both Paisley and Underwood are both active in charitable efforts.

USA Today

Jason Castro Announces First Ever Headlining Tour; Dates Kick Off April 17th in Dallas,

Atlantic recording artist Jason Castro has announced plans for his first-ever headlining tour. The dates herald the release of his much-anticipated debut LP, “JASON CASTRO,” which arrives in stores and at all online retailers on April 13th.

Castro will kick off his first headlining tour in his home state of Texas with an April 17th show at Dallas’s The Loft. The trek will then traverse the US through mid-May (see itinerary below). A further slate of summer tour dates will be announced shortly.

“JASON CASTRO” is highlighted by the new single, “That’s What I’m Here For,” which is currently scoring at Hot AC radio outlets nationwide.

As if all that isn’t enough, Castro was recently named the inaugural “Stayin’ Alive Ambassador” for Malaria No More, a non-profit organization aimed at ending malaria deaths in Africa by 2015. Castro was introduced to Malaria No More and their efforts while still an American Idol finalist through the organization’s involvement with Idol Gives Back. Castro joins an impressive list of top celebrities involved with Malaria No More, including Ashton Kutcher and Will Smith, among others. The “Stayin’ Alive” program is Malaria No More’s flagship grassroots movement, focused on empowering American students to fight malaria through school dances and other events.

Marketwire

American Idol Star Melinda Doolittle Reveals Timeless Truth and Overcoming Personal Hardship in New Book to Release May 4, 2010

Melinda Doolittle, acclaimed recording artist and American Idol favorite, releases her new book project, Beyond Me, which reveals how her own success and personal accomplishments poignantly impact her often challenging investment in surprisingly, encouraging and nurturing others. The book reveals how she he learned “the hard way” on Idol and how she has overcome very tough times through her own life experiences, with the support and insight of a single mother, making it work. Beyond Me will be released in bookstores nationwide on May 4, 2010 and features a foreword by American Idol winner, Jordin Sparks.

Benzinga.com

Danny Gokey Credits Country Career to Awesome Advice

Placing third on ‘Idol,’ Danny joins the ranks of several country artists who got their start on the show, including Bucky Covington, Kellie Pickler, Josh Gracin, Phil Stacey and the most successful ‘American Idol’ winner so far — superstar Carrie Underwood.

“She is a very good friend,” Danny says of Carrie. “She reached out, giving me advice when I needed advice. And she’s just an awesome stand-up girl. I haven’t been able to get in contact with anyone else. I mean, I don’t try to knock down people’s doors, but when the time comes and when the time is right, I’ll do it.”

The Boot

Kara DioGuardi Debuts New Music, Announces Live Shows [AUDIO]

n her freshman year on “American Idol”, judge Kara DioGuardi frequently flirted with the idea singing on the show, most memorably with aggressive contestant Katrina Darrell (a.k.a. Bikini Girl) during her audition in Phoenix, AZ. But now, we get to hear Kara belt every high and low note in two new recordings by the accomplished songwriter and record executive.

In the interview, Kara also exclusively announced her first solo live performance taking place April 9 & 10 in Atlantic City, NJ at Borgata Spa & Resort! Click here to buy tickets!

Ryan Seacrest.com

‘Dancing With the Stars’: Kate Gosselin and Tony to create ‘Jon & Kate’-themed routine

Wow. ABC is wisely milking Kate Gosselin’s tabloid infamy for all it’s worth, plus a heap of mismatching rhinestones. According to E! Online, Kate and her professional partner, St. Tony Dovolani, will create a routine inspired by Kate’s marriage to Jon Gosselin for week 3 of Dancing With the Stars. Look at her. She’s thrilled. I’m sure DANCMSTR (head judge Len Goodman) will appreciate the “light and shade” of Jon and Kate’s tumultuous marriage personified.

Popwatch

‘Glee’ Exclusive: New details on the crazy upcoming Lady Gaga episode

We already knew that the Glee kids would be tackling Lady Gaga in their back nine episodes, set to begin airing on Fox April 13. But now we actually can tell you which Gaga tunes to get the choral overhaul: “Bad Romance” and “Poker Face.” The latter of the pair will be tackled by Lea Michele’s Rachel. Says creator Ryan Murphy, “Lea does a very stripped-down version of ‘Poker Face.’” Meanwhile, “Romance” sounds like a much more elaborate number, with the glee club actually donning Gaga-esque wardrobe for the performance. “I do know that we’re all different Lady Gagas, and at one point I am the Kermit the Frog Lady Gaga,” says Michele, referring to this crazy ensemble worn by the pop star. “I saw a picture of the Kermit the Frog Lady Gaga with a Post-It on it that said ‘Lea.’ I was like, oh, great. Everyone else has incredible Lady Gaga outfits and I have that one.” And it sounds like producers are making sure the costumes are up to par with the real Gaga’s eccentric wardrobe choices. Says Chris Colfer, who plays Kurt, “The outfits are gonna be incredible. All the costumes are outrageous and legit. I actually went to the tailor this morning who makes the real Gaga outfits. They’re going all-out.”

EW.com

‘Glee’ cast goes wild for Rolling Stone

The newest issue of Rolling Stone features all the dirt you didn’t know about your squeaky clean “Glee” favorites.

For instance, did you know goody two-shoes Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) has tattoos in real life?

According to Rolling Stone, the “Glee” feature uncovers “the stories behind stolen car stereos, illegal substances, Facebook-revenge fantasies and more.”

We’re intrigued! Tell us more!

Lea Michele delves into the aforementioned tattoos, while Cory Monteith says he had some childhood arrests for offenses that “didn’t hurt people.” Monteith is also apparently quite the fart prankster on the set.

Zap2it

PHOTO CALL: Hair Celebrates One Year on Broadway

The cast marked the event with an onstage photo op following the matinee.

The current company features Diana DeGarmo as Sheila, Ace Young as Berger, Kyle Riabko as Claude, Annaleigh Ashford (Wicked, Legally Blonde) as Jeanie, Jeannette Bayardelle (The Color Purple) as Dionne, Vanessa Ray as Crissy, Wallace Smith as Hud and Jason Wooten as Woof.

Here is a look at the onstage celebration:

Playbill.com

  • Kate8

    Siobhan looked really nervous during last night’s performance and usually she has fantastic stage presence and looks at ease. I am glad she is going back to doing her thing. You don’t gain any new votes and just lose votes by trying to be something you are not on Idol IMO. Someone who doesn’t like her high register scream is not going to vote for her most likely even if she stops doing it cause she probably just isn’t their type of singer anyway.

  • merrymary

    I like Siobhan, but her high register scream is turning me off as a fan. I liked Adam and Kris last year, and didn’t always like Adams waling, but at least he was in tune. I am getting tired of Siobhan not realizing that she isn’t in tune most of the time with her “scream” and I wish she’d stop trying to use it every song. I don’t want to stop voting for her, but I will if she continues to scream(esp out of tune) and she is my favorite this season.

  • cookcricket

    How exciting and I’m sure surreal for Kris to sing for the President of Rwanda!

  • lorismile

    Wow MJ….headlines are keeping you hopping today!

  • ggdoorsfan

    looking for orianthi to kick some butt opening for adam. i am a fan – of her staggering talent as the premiere burgeoning rock guitarist of this new decade, not so much of her record labels attempts to shoehorn her into the mold of a pop princess. she is not built for pop – she is a new guitar hero on the horizon that any male or female can get behind… this video is becoming ‘legendary’, lol, and shows a glimpse of what i hope are more and better things to come for her when she just let’s her axe do the talking. steve vai is still da man, but it’s all about orianthi here :D she’s got the looks and the talent taken care of, up to her record label and the rest of the world now to recognize. this is one bad mammajamma…

    Orianthi – Highly Strung ft. Steve Vai
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7b-_YcACuQ

  • tripp_ncwy

    Several sites are reporting that Kris’s One Day Without Shoes concert 4/8 in Little Rock, AR has been cancelled due to legal issues. What legal issues?

    Looks like it would have been a major event with The Clinton Foundation and Heifer International & TOMS Shoes. Sad to see it is not happening.

    http://www.bridge2rwanda.org/kris-allen/

  • Ellessay

    Oh no! I swore I’d go see Adam if he performed in Florida again, but I can’t tell you how much I hate baseball! I’m so torn–between watching a baseball game and paying the steep ticket price while my husband is laid off. He knows I hate baseball, so I’m not sure how I’m going to justify going. It’s nice to know at least ONE date on his tour. I hope he plays another venue though!

  • Organic

    Wow, Oriantha opening for Adam. I hope she joins him on Sleepwalker and plays her solo that’s on the album. I read that she’s actually the top female guitarist in the world.

  • SpenserJ

    Oh no! I swore I’d go see Adam if he performed in Florida again, but I can’t tell you how much I hate baseball! I’m so torn–between watching a baseball game and paying the steep ticket price while my husband is laid off.

    This is the Rays we’re talking about here. Unless you have a burning desire to sit behind home plate – the prices are not steep. Depending on how high you’re willing to sit – you can get a ticket for this game for $20. The concert after is free. The team pays the acts directly, there is no upcharge to the fans.

  • weareallinnocent

    Well, at least the rumor is true for one gig — Orianthi will open for Adam at least once! :-)

  • ggdoorsfan

    Wow, Oriantha opening for Adam. I hope she joins him on Sleepwalker and plays her solo that’s on the album. I read that she’s actually the top female guitarist in the world.

    imma go one step further… she’s on par with the best guitarists, period, male/female/blue/black/purple/what have you in the world. that would be killer to see her wail on sleepwalker w/adam. i don’t know why i feel this way, but i expect her to really blow up in the next few years. women are usually fawning over the boys in the band who play the axe like a champ, and here’s someone with the potential to turn all that around. her idol performance didn’t give 1/10 of her true talent, or showcase her like i think she deserves. her record label is still trying to sell her to the public based on those tired old stereotypes of what they think a female artist needs to be or do in order to gain a foothold. she is someone out there really trying to break new ground – getting people to look at women in rock in a whole new light. it’s still a bastion of male dominance and a lot of misogyny, but i like real groundbreakers, and folks willing to kick the walls down if necessary. gotta stop before i embarrass myself, lol, but i am sold on her. absolutely.

  • tls62

    Ellessay:
    03/31/2010 at 7:23 pm
    Oh no! I swore I’d go see Adam if he performed in Florida again, but I can’t tell you how much I hate baseball! I’m so torn–between watching a baseball game and paying the steep ticket price while my husband is laid off. He knows I hate baseball, so I’m not sure how I’m going to justify going. It’s nice to know at least ONE date on his tour. I hope he plays another venue though!

    You’ll have an assigned seat…go in at the 9th inning if you don’t want to watch the game. This event will be way cheaper than any other concert you’ll see of his; I say go for it! I flew over 2,000 miles to see him at Fantasy Springs and I’d do it again in a heartbeat. If you’ve only seen him on the Idol’s tour, you’ll be in awe of seeing him now, on his own, performing a whole set. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!! :)

  • starstruck2000

    ggdoorsfan…..American Idol was the first time that I saw Oriantha perform. She was wonderful and OMG her guitar skills were amazing. I wish so much that Adam and she were performing in Toronto.

  • tls62

    but i like real groundbreakers, and folks willing to kick the walls down if necessary.

    I totally agree…that’s one of the reasons I’m excited for her to be paired with Adam. They’re both trying to break down walls. She’s trying to put herself into a male dominated pop/rock world and he’s trying to put himself into a female dominated pop world. I think she has MAD talent and this whole situation is really cool. With any luck, they’ll also tour together this summer.

  • Studio57

    I want Orianthi to stick to guitar playing. The Avril Lavigne type songs cheapen her- she is so much better than that. Having said that it would be cool to see her on stage with Adam once but Monte is no slouch when it comes to guitar- you don’t become Madonna’s guitar player for nothin, and his guitar playing is fun to watch too. Now if BOTH of them did a guitar duo during Sleepwalker? CHILLS!

  • dcglam

    Just had to chime in on the baseball news!
    This excites me so much for two reasons….
    First and foremost, Adam Lambert performing is thrilling enough for me no matter where or when. Secondly, one of the pitchers for the Anaheim Angels is a close family friend, so we follow all of their games throughout the season.
    I anticipate a totally awesome evening for me as well as my family!! :)

  • saga

    I think the Orianthi/Adam paring is full of win! :grin:

  • Kanadie Bonttell

    I think Adam and Orianthi pairing is really amazing….two of todays top virtuoso’s at their instrument = CLASSIC. I hope she ends up opening for him his whole tour! :)

  • Leslie91791

    Did you notice how rude that St Pete Times ‘reporter’ was towards Adam? Is it a guy thing? Homophobia rampant!

  • sr4mjc

    Sports Illustrated predicts the Rays to go into the playoffs this year, so I’m getting my tickets early!

    The comments on the Sean Daly Tampa article are disgusting, I don’t know why I haven’t learned to not read them by now. He was a douchebag to Adam all season and the idol tour.

  • jobbix

    This might be OT, but can anyone name the president of Rwanda, without googling?

  • ggdoorsfan

    I want Orianthi to stick to guitar playing. The Avril Lavigne type songs cheapen her- she is so much better than that. Having said that it would be cool to see her on stage with Adam once but Monte is no slouch when it comes to guitar- you don’t become Madonna’s guitar player for nothin, and his guitar playing is fun to watch too. Now if BOTH of them did a guitar duo during Sleepwalker? CHILLS!

    true that – and you didn’t get picked by michael jackson to be your lead guitarist being no slouch neither, lol… i heard rumblings in the press about her when he was putting together what was to be the final tour in london. went online to check her out, and became hooked. seen a lot of the great ones play live in my short time here – stevie ray, buddy guy, johnny copeland, steve vai, albert king, clapton – even prince… she can hang with them all.

    I totally agree…that’s one of the reasons I’m excited for her to be paired with Adam. They’re both trying to break down walls. She’s trying to put herself into a male dominated pop/rock world and he’s trying to put himself into a female dominated pop world. I think she has MAD talent and this whole situation is really cool. With any luck, they’ll also tour together this summer.

    i say true dat – to a degree. not trying to split hairs, but hers i think is going to be the harder climb. whether declared openly or not, gay males have filled out and been recognized for their accomplishments in the landscape of pop and rock music for quite some time. women have tended to be marginalized, labeled and treated as groupies, ‘inferior’ musicians to the guys. outside of heart and a handful of female fronted rock bands, they’ve been given little to no respect on the charts, or given the opportunity to really change the paradigm in people’s heads regarding what women in rock could achieve. the industry is in a tough place now, with everyone fighting for airplay and sales and exposure, but she really has all the ingredients to bring about a sea change in attitude – in a genre that could have implications reaching far into the future. i’ve seen a hundred bowie’s, a hundred mercury’s, now everybody seems to want to emulate or follow in gaga’s footsteps. orianthi really doesn’t have that many people going in front or behind her doing what she’s trying to do. that i think is what sets her apart, and gives her an edge. of course, ymmv, and all that :D

  • Jx223

    Danny has been invited back to perform at The Grand Ole Opry for his third time on April 27. I am glad that Danny has been invited back to the Opry again.

    http://search2.opry.com/?i=1;page=2;sp_k=opry_events;sp_s=show_actual_date;view=events

  • Oksana2000

    Leslie1791, journalism is a dying art. In this time and age ANYBODY can write for a paper.
    I just figured out why guys hate Adam. Just think about all the women he could have and they can’t…:)))

  • SpenserJ

    I think Sports Illustrated may be a bit premature on that prediction LOL. But, by all means get your tickets when you still have a lot of options.

    I rarely read the comments on any online articles at this point, on any subject. It makes me sad what people are willing to say to each other with that kind of anonymity to hide behind.

    But, I like Sean Daly. I enjoy a lot of his music reviews and articles. I find him to be a pretty good music reporter. We rarely align on our idol favorites (and Sean is pretty harsh on AI in general – he really only says good things about a handful of past contestants). But, I always find his articles mildly amusing.

    The St. Pete Times is my paper; I read it regularly. I’ve never found Sean to be homophobic.

  • Teri63

    Did you notice how rude that St Pete Times ‘reporter’ was towards Adam? Is it a guy thing? Homophobia rampant!

    I’m just hoping this isn’t indicative of how Adam is perceived in Tampa. I had thought he had fared very well on a major Tampa Top 40 radio station. Am I thinking of the wrong area, or is this just a case of the usual trolls who could be from absolutely anywhere spewing their rotten comments?

  • lorismile

    I’m thinking the baseball announcers will probably interview the people performing. I know the Red Sox TV announcers usually talk for an inning or so with guests at the game. I’d love to be a fly on the wall for the conversation. I might have to watch that game on MLB.com since I buy their yearly subscription. This is actually an interesting gig for Adam. A hetro male audience (yes I know women will be there but you get my drift). A good way to possibly play to a new audience and get new fans. I hope not too many people leave after the game.

  • Studio57

    true that – and you didn’t get picked by michael jackson to be your lead guitarist being no slouch neither, lol… i heard rumblings in the press about her when he was putting together what was to be the final tour in london. went online to check her out, and became hooked. seen a lot of the great ones play live in my short time here – stevie ray, buddy guy, johnny copeland, steve vai, albert king, clapton – even prince… she can hang with them all.

    I checked out that video you posted. Very cool. I was completely intrigued by her the minute I saw video of her playing for MJ last year. I agree, you can’t be a slouch when it you are playing gutar riffs made famous by Slash and Eddie. In This Is It there is a really cool guitar duel between her and MJ’s other guitarist ( don’t know his name) and I would LOVE to see something like that on Sleepwalker- it would KILL.

  • adamized

    Has anyone attended one of these stadium events? Is the sound any good? I would hate to get seats in the nosebleed section and then be dissappointed in the acoustics.

  • SpenserJ

    I’m just hoping this isn’t indicative of how Adam is perceived in Tampa. I had thought he had fared very well on a major Tampa Top 40 radio station. Am I thinking of the wrong area, or is this just a case of the usual trolls who could be from absolutely anywhere spewing their rotten comments?

    Those short articles that are really just a press release for the team rarely get any comments. So, I would assume it’s the usual OTT AI fan suspects who found their way to an Adam related article. I doubt they’re in the geographic area.

    Adam and Kris are both doing well here on local radio. Also, the greater Tampa Bay area is made up of six counties, filled with several million diverse people. It’s one of the least unified areas of the country LOL. Filled with transplants from all over the US and the globe, you’ll rarely find 3 people with the same ideals in the same room. On any given day, you can meet 30 new people, and maybe one of them will have actually grown up here. I don’t think there is any kind of general perception of Adam here.

    My understanding is that Adam was well received at this tour stop (I didn’t go). So, I anticipate no problems for him.

  • cakeygirl

    that guy who wrote the tampa bay article has always posted bad things about adam, so its not a surprise lol. adam was #1 on wflz for like 3 months !!

  • Leslie91791

    I was a St Petersburg resident (Yea for Michael Lynche) for many years before moving to Los Angeles. Read the St Pete Times every day. But it is hard to ignore rudeness when I see it – ‘trashy shrieker’, and he hopes Adam “will he be family friendly”. Yes, Adam went OTT at the AMA’s but he has said many times that he’s learned from that experience.

  • SpenserJ

    Has anyone attended one of these stadium events? Is the sound any good? I would hate to get seats in the nosebleed section and then be dissappointed in the acoustics.

    Before we had a baseball team, this was the main concert venue for several years. It’s hosted a ton of concerts, and the acoustics are pretty good. Not as good as the newer St. Pete Times Forum, but you can hear everywhere. I’ve been to 4 of these summer concert series – but I’ve always been low (so I can’t say for sure). The people up high always seem to be having fun though!

    It’s a cheap way to see some good bands. We watch the baseball game also though (we have season tickets). It’s a really fun night in general. Not all of the “regulars” stay for the concerts – so sometimes you can move down to a better seat.

  • SpenserJ

    I hope not too many people leave after the game.

    Keep in mind that in this area, St. Petersburg is the city with the highest median age. Because so many baseball games are played during the day, a LOT of the season ticket holders are retired guys. So, a good number of people leave after the game, no matter who’s playing. It’s just because they’re older (okay, some of them are REALLY old) and it’s pasts their bed times.

  • sr4mjc

    I’m just hoping this isn’t indicative of how Adam is perceived in Tampa. I had thought he had fared very well on a major Tampa Top 40 radio station. Am I thinking of the wrong area, or is this just a case of the usual trolls who could be from absolutely anywhere spewing their rotten comments?

    It’s hit or miss here, in my experience. After Adam did the Jingle Ball here, he did get #1 on the playlist, but I’m sure that was part of the negotiation. The morning talk show is kind of split, one guy loves him, the main guy says he’s ‘a nice guy’ but then cracks jokes about his skin or makeup, a third usually just makes gay jokes in general. The afternoon male dj never fails to make some snide comment, like ‘this song goes out to all the guys who shave their chest’. WTF?

    Orianthi reminds me of a young Lita Ford, loved her too! although a better guitarist.

  • lorismile

    So, a good number of people leave after the game, no matter who’s playing. It’s just because they’re older (okay, some of them are REALLY old) and it’s pasts their bed times.

    HAHAHAHA – okay I won’t get upset if they leave!

  • cookcricket

    Several sites are reporting that Kris’s One Day Without Shoes concert 4/8 in Little Rock, AR has been cancelled due to legal issues. What legal issues?

    Looks like it would have been a major event with The Clinton Foundation and Heifer International & TOMS Shoes. Sad to see it is not happening.

    http://www.bridge2rwanda.org/kris-allen/

    No one knows what’s going on here? This is a real shame. :(

  • savgal

    Dying to know more about Kris singing for the president of Rwanda.

  • ross

    This might be OT, but can anyone name the president of Rwanda, without googling?

    Why?

  • SpenserJ

    The morning talk show is kind of split, one guy loves him, the main guy says he’s ‘a nice guy’ but then cracks jokes about his skin or makeup, a third usually just makes gay jokes in general. The afternoon male dj never fails to make some snide comment, like ‘this song goes out to all the guys who shave their chest’. WTF?

    When I’ve heard him mentioned on the MJ show, it honestly seems to me like they genuinely like him. Sure, sometimes they make cracks about the makeup – but that’s about a man wearing make-up (which is still pretty creepy to most guys). It’s not about homophobia. Those guys talk about everything on that show, and they can be hypercritical to everyone. But, they don’t really make derogatory comments in a discriminatory way (at least I don’t think so).

    It really sounds like good-natured ribbing to me. Like comedians do. And, when you compare it with what they say about everyone else, I think Adam’s actually making out quite well on that station LOL.

  • sr4mjc

    hen I’ve heard him mentioned on the MJ show, it honestly seems to me like they genuinely like him. Sure, sometimes they make cracks about the makeup – but that’s about a man wearing make-up (which is still pretty creepy to most guys). It’s not about homophobia. Those guys talk about everything on that show, and they can be hypercritical to everyone. But, they don’t really make derogatory comments in a discriminatory way (at least I don’t think so).

    It really sounds like good-natured ribbing to me. Like comedians do. And, when you compare it with what they say about everyone else, I think Adam’s actually making out quite well on that station LOL.

    I listen to the show, but my sense of humor and mj’s don’t always jive. No matter how much he says otherwise, I think he was awful to Taylor Swift. And I hate all their prank calls! Never funny.

    sorry, I digress.. I’ll be listening tomorrow to see what they say, I know Fester does like Adam a lot. It’s the only Top 40 in town so hopefully he stays in their good graces. They are kind of like Perez Hilton to me, best to stay on the good side or they will tear you apart and it’s a syndicated show, lots of listeners.

    spenserj, if you are still on.. do you know if row CC for the trop is higher up than say row R?

  • steph6449

    Danny has been invited back to perform at The Grand Ole Opry for his third time on April 27. I am glad that Danny has been invited back to the Opry again.

    http://search2.opry.com/?i=1;page=2;sp_k=opry_events;sp_s=show_actual_date;view=events

    Glad to see this. I won’t be able to attend this one, drat, but did see Danny at his two earlier Opry appearances for two shows each in mid-January and earlier this month.

    In addition to the Opry and CMA Fest (yay) news, Danny also will be performing at an event with James Otto May 31st in San Jacinto, California. Have to lol at the motorcycle theme, but hey, Danny did drive that semi-truck.

    http://www.westcoastthunder.com/

    Just read this at a country music blog site. The blogger went to a multiple-artist concert in South Carolina recently, where Danny performed. Other artists present included Easton Corbin and Steel Magnolia.

    Next up was Danny Gokey and wow, he is an incredible talent! He treated the crowd to several of his own songs and then sang what I think (JMO) was the best cover I’ve ever heard of Rascal Flatts’ hit, “What Hurts The Most”. He owned that song when he sang it! … I had not seen any of these artists live before Wednesday and I am a definite fan of all of them now, if I wasn’t already before! Each one has a different style of country music but all fit the bill and it made for an incredible show!

    After the show was over, all the artists signed autographs and took a few pictures from the stage. Then Danny Gokey came up to is merch table and continued to take pics and sign with a huge crowd of fans.

  • SpenserJ

    I listen to the show, but my sense of humor and mj’s don’t always jive. No matter how much he says otherwise, I think he was awful to Taylor Swift. And I hate all their prank calls! Never funny.

    See, that’s the problem – I think Milton Fledgecow is freaking hilarious. Clearly, I am a sick individual :).

    spenserj, if you are still on.. do you know if row CC for the trop is higher up than say row R?

    Yes – CC is behind Row R. In the second level, there is like a mezzanine area that seperates the first part from the second. The second part is where those double letters are. The triple letters are the top of the second level behind home plate. (Stubhub has the easiest to read seating chart online for this venue – check that before you buy).

  • girlygirl

    And now, after the disaster that was the S9 results’ show, some real musical talent!

    I’mMattGiraud

    #Here is a little snippet of “4AM” that we’re wrapping up right now! Should be out soon. Sorry it’s a little loud ha http://bbltwt.com/qtt9b
    about 2 hours ago via web

  • sr4mjc

    Here’s the official press release from the Rays. Says this is the first appearance of their headline tour. First? In Sept?

    http://tampabay.rays.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20100331&content_id=9029132&vkey=pr_tb&fext=.jsp&c_id=tb

    I got Section 120, Row R. Hope it’s good!

  • dcglam

    As Adam always dresses for the occasion, am I the only one who is beginning to wonder what he will wear??? A baseball jersey!?!? ;)

  • cakeygirl

    LOL from sony music global’s twitter @frogcooke we sure do-the last tweet about adam was over a week ago, we’ve had 55 other tweets since then. maybe ur twitter is broken.

  • BeckyMD

    I like the Adam and Orianthi pairing.

    In one of Adam’s TV interviews in Japan, the host showed him a taped greeting from Orianthi. I guess Orianthi went to Japan to promote her music sometime before Adam (RCA is not grudge in promoting its new talents). I think there will be more corporation between these two.

  • smeggingnuts

    dcglam:
    03/31/2010 at 10:51 pm
    As Adam always dresses for the occasion, am I the only one who is beginning to wonder what he will wear??? A baseball jersey!?!?

    lol
    I don’t think so remember he wore one when the Idols went to a dogers game and he hardly ever wears the same thing the same way. But I am interested to see what he wears like alot of people.

  • sr4mjc

    All I know is when I was looking at Ticketmaster earlier for that game compared to 4 hours later, the best available seats in the price I was looking at moved 4 sections down and much higher. I hope my Stubhub seller comes through, it was better than Ticketmaster.

  • SpenserJ

    I got Section 120, Row R. Hope it’s good!

    That’s closest to first base, up from the Rays dugout. Depending on where they set up – I think you’re in a good spot. (Look below you for some AARP guys who look like they won’t be staying for the concert. Then, scoot down to their seats when they get up LOL. (Of course, this being Florida – an AARP guy isn’t 50+, that’s a spring chicken. By AARP guy – I mean the 75+ guys. You’ll see a lot of them at the game.)

  • sr4mjc

    Good advice, thank you! I am not above chatting up some 75+ guys to find out who is leaving to snag a better seat later. ;)

  • BeckyMD

    i remember long time ago, around when Kris was doing some gigs in ball parks, some poster here said Adam was not suit for sport stadium. heh heh

    anyway, i still dream some nfl team or broadcast channel can use sure fire winner as their theme song.

  • BeckyMD

    for those who are considering going, there is discussion at fan site that only seasonal ticket owners will get wristbands to get in the concert. situation is not clear so be cautious.

    http://tampabay.rays.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20100224&content_id=8129348&vkey=pr_tb&fext=.jsp&c_id=tb

    “Full season ticket holders who purchased all 81 games in the Home Plate Club, Whitney Bank Club, Fieldside Box, Lower Infield Box or Lower Box locations will receive wristbands for special on-field access during the concert series.”

  • mttp

    SpenserJ:
    03/31/2010 at 11:18 pm

    “I got Section 120, Row R. Hope it’s good!”

    That’s closest to first base, up from the Rays dugout. Depending on where they set up – I think you’re in a good spot. (Look below you for some AARP guys who look like they won’t be staying for the concert. Then, scoot down to their seats when they get up LOL. (Of course, this being Florida – an AARP guy isn’t 50+, that’s a spring chicken. By AARP guy – I mean the 75+ guys. You’ll see a lot of them at the game.)

    hahahahahha. These comments are so hilarious. I laughed so hard. I traveled to Florida before and understand it completely.

  • sr4mjc

    “Full season ticket holders who purchased all 81 games in the Home Plate Club, Whitney Bank Club, Fieldside Box, Lower Infield Box or Lower Box locations will receive wristbands for special on-field access during the concert series.”

    I think they are just talking about field access. Those with tickets in the stands will still see the concert but not be able to get closer on the field. At least that’s the way I read it. SpencerJ?

  • steph6449

    not sure if this was posted before, but you can’t beat cute pics with dogs, lol

    http://img143.yfrog.com/i/f4q.jpg/

  • SpenserJ

    Yes – those are for the field access passes. The wristband gets you down on the field, basically right in front of the performer. Last year, I remember for Daughtry and another band, they sold those about 2 weeks before the game for an extra $40 or something like that.

    Also – again, it won’t be hard to find a season ticket holder to sell you a wrist band either!

    Anyone who buys a ticket gets to stay for the concert – you just stay in your stadium seat. That’s the reason for the concert in the first place – to put your ass in the seat for the game :). If you want to go down on the field, you’ll need the wristband.

  • ggdoorsfan

    Top 10 Best Selling ‘American Idols’
    Wed Mar 31, 5:12 PM PDT

    -snip-

    10. David Archuleta — 962,000 albums sold

    One of “American Idol’s” youngest competitors to date, David Archuleta, came close to becoming the seventh “American Idol” in 2008, but narrowly lost out to David Cook. As America has seen, however, his second place finish didn’t stop “Archie” from making it big. The singer released his self-titled debut album shortly after the show in 2008, featuring romantic ballads like “Crush” and “To Be with You.” It went gold within several months. The sweet and talented David has since sold a total of 962,000 albums. Like fellow “Idol” star Clay Aiken, Archuleta also released a Christmas album, which he titled, “Christmas From the Heart” in 2009.

    8. Jordin Sparks — 1.2 million albums sold (tie)

    During her tenure on “American Idol” in Season 6, the young and talented Jordin Sparks wowed the judges and fans so much she was never in the bottom three throughout the entire competition — eventually winning it all. In 2007, Jordin released her self-titled debut album featuring platinum hits “No Air,” which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and “Tattoo.” Jordin’s success has given her the opportunity to work with other stars including OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, who wrote the standout hit, which also inspired the title for her latest album, “Battlefield.”

    8. Kellie Pickler — 1.2 million albums sold (tie)

    Kellie Pickler may not have taken the gold in the fifth season of “American Idol,” which was swooped by the harmonica playing Taylor Hicks, but the country cutie did earn gold for her post-”Idol” debut album release of “Small Town Girl” in 2006. Her Southern charm and country twang melted the hearts of her fans resulting in a record deal that has since landed her two albums featuring country-pop songs — “Red High Heels” and “Makin’ Me Fall In Love Again.” Her singles “Red High Heels” and “Best Days of Your Life” both went gold in 2009, adding to her post-”Idol” success.

    7. David Cook — 1.3 million albums sold

    Season 8 of “American Idol” is commonly referred to as “Battle of the Davids,” as rocker David Cook and teen pop cutie David Archuleta went neck-and-neck throughout the entire competition. The rock star ultimately prevailed in 2008 with his raw voice and acoustic renditions of timeless hits from all genres. As the show ended, Cook released his first single “Time of My Life,” which went platinum in 2008. His first self-titled album, “David Cook,” topped the charts and went Platinum in 2009. Just a year later, the album’s first major single, “Light On,” did it again, going platinum in January 2010.

    6. Fantasia Barrino — 2.3 million albums sold

    At 17, Fantasia Barrino faced more adversity than the average teen, becoming a single mother and struggling with illiteracy, but that did not stop her from pursuing her dreams. Two years later, at 19, she catapulted onto the scene in 2004 when she won “American Idol” with her passionate performances, musical versatility and moving life story. After beating runner-up Diana DeGarmo, Fantasia released her first single, “Free Yourself,” off of her album of the same name. She followed up her success with a self-titled second album, “Fantasia,” in 2007, which went gold. With two albums under her belt, Fantasia landed the lead role in the highly acclaimed Broadway musical “The Color Purple,” playing Celie. She can now be seen starring in her own reality show on VH1, “Fantasia for Real.”

    5. Ruben Studdard — 2.5 million albums sold

    Birmingham, Ala., native Ruben Studdard took the crown as the second “American Idol” winner in the show’s history in 2003, overpowering a strong campaign by Clay Aiken’s faithful fans (more on them later). Dubbed the “Velvet Teddy Bear” by Gladys Knight early on in Season 2, Ruben charmed audiences with his smooth, jazzy voice and that unforgettable smile. Ruben released his first single, “Flying Without Wings,” just one month after the show ended. He followed it up in December with a full-length album, “Soulful,” which featured two Top 10 tracks. The album showed off Ruben’s R&B and hip-hop swagger and led to the album going platinum in 2003. The next year, he released a gospel album entitled “I Need an Angel,” which went gold. He has since followed that effort up with the album “The Return” in 2007 and “Love IS” in 2009, which he dedicated to his wife.

    4. Clay Aiken — 4.9 million albums sold

    Long before the “Soul Patrol” rallied behind “Grey Charles,” aka Taylor Hicks in Season 5, Clay Aiken was the first “Idol” contestant to have a group of super-mobilized and creatively named fans – in his case, the “Claymates.” The skinny, redheaded, flat-ironed wonder’s followers were strong, but they fell just shy of pushing their candidate to the top, a spot taken by Rueben Studdard in Season 2. Still, not winning “American Idol” did little to stop the star. His first single, a cover of the classic “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” went platinum, and his debut album, 2003′s “Measure of a Man” went double platinum. He cleverly followed that up in 2004 with a holiday album, “Merry Christmas With Love,” which also reached platinum status. Clay released his last album, “On My Way Here,” in 2008 and he recently starred on Broadway in “Spamalot.”

    3. Chris Daughtry — 5.3 million albums sold

    Chris Daughtry never won “Idol,” and he didn’t even make it into the Top 3 during Season 5 of the show, but he’s the third best-selling alumnus of all. Following the competition, the shaved-headed rocker went from solo standout to fronting a band bearing his surname. The group’s self-titled debut album, released in 2006, featured the radio staple, “It’s Not Over,” and the song “American Idol” has used repeatedly to send booted contestants on their way – “Home.” The LP has thus far sold more than 4 million copies. Daughtry’s sophomore effort, “Leave This Town, dropped in 2009 and went platinum in February 2010.

    2. Kelly Clarkson — 10.4 million albums sold

    The original “American Idol,” Kelly Clarkson, showed the U.S.A. that a reality show could find a true superstar. The outspoken Texan gal quickly won over the judges – Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson and newcomer to American TV at the time, Brit Simon Cowell — with her big, booming voice. Kelly’s first album, “Thankful,” released in 2003, went double platinum, but it was her second album, that really took the singer to the top – “Breakaway” – which featured the anthem “Since U Been Gone.” The release went platinum six times over. “My December,” dropped in 2007, showed off Kelly’s own songwriting skills and sold over a million copies. Kelly shined again in 2009 with “All I Ever Wanted,” which featured radio fave “My Life Would Suck Without You,” and the Katy Perry-penned, “I Do Not Hook Up.”

    1. Carrie Underwood — 10.5 million albums sold

    Carrie Underwood was just a sweet Oklahoma college student when she appeared on “American Idol’s” Season 4. The quiet blonde went from strength to strength on the show and took her country leanings all the way to the top, winning the “Idol” crown in 2005. Her debut album, “Some Hearts,” was released in the fall of that year and, thanks to songs like “Jesus, Take The Wheel” and “Before He Cheats,” went on to sell more than 7 million copies. She picked up two Grammys too. Carrie followed the blockbuster album up with 2007′s “Carnival Ride,” which earned the beauty another Grammy, and led to her winning ACM’s Entertainer of the Year Award in 2009, the first woman to win the gong since 2001. She dropped her latest effort, “Play On,” in the fall of 2009.

    http://tv.yahoo.com/news/article/tv.accesshollywood.com/tv.accesshollywood.com-top-10-best-selling-american-idols;_ylt=ArSzMEpzsFcZVLJ2AlkDdbf6o9EF

  • smeggingnuts

    I wonder if there would be a change in order if it was foreign and domestic album sales. Doesn’t kelly do well overseas?

  • https://twitter.com/pmhowden undercooked

    10. David Archuleta — 962,000 albums sold

    He could still go Platinum. He’s so close. I don’t think it is out of the realm of possibility. Is he working on his second album? If that does well, that would renew some interest in his first album. Either way, nice sales for Archie.

    And speaking of international sales, Archie should release a Spanish language album. I think it would do quite well.

    EDITED TO ADD-Do these numbers include his Christmas album? I may have jumped the gun on the Platinum thing.

  • smeggingnuts

    EDITED TO ADD-Do these numbers include his Christmas album? I may have jumped the gun on the Platinum thing.

    From what I gathered in the article it sound like total albums sales from all albums. I could be reading it wrong, but it sounds like they count his xmas album.

    counting up their record sales domestically to find out who are the Top 10 Best Selling “American Idols” of all-time…

    The singer released his self-titled debut album shortly after the show in 2008, featuring romantic ballads like “Crush” and “To Be with You.” It went gold within several months. The sweet and talented David has since sold a total of 962,000 albums. Like fellow “Idol” star Clay Aiken, Archuleta also released a Christmas album, which he titled, “Christmas From the Heart” in 2009.

  • lorismile

    Here’s the official press release from the Rays. Says this is the first appearance of their headline tour. First? In Sept?

    It says “This will be their first appearance in Tampa Bay on their headline tour.” So I don’t think this is his first show.

    I wonder if they are paid a flat fee or per ticket sale for these things.

  • Judee

    The 962k for Archuleta is for 2 albums together. He sold 750+k of his debut album and 200+k of the christmas one.

  • alxsavage

    I’m not loving the RS cover with the Glee cast. Dianna Agron has the strangest facial expression on, and it’s way too similar to the cover dedicated to Friends 15 years ago: http://i.realone.com/assets/rn/img/4/8/7/3/26593784-26593786-large.jpg

    Anyway, I’m still getting this issue no matter what!

  • Esqt

    Wow, it’s nice to see Adam getting the primo spot on this glaad media awards ad:

    http://www.glaad.org/mediaawards/21/la

    :)

  • sr4mjc

    It says “This will be their first appearance in Tampa Bay on their headline tour.” So I don’t think this is his first show.

    I don’t know how I missed that. Late night reading..

  • mr

    I am very happy about Orianthi and Adam touring together!!!

    For all the reasons already mentioned by many of you, but also ’cause she seems nice and talented, and something about that combination just sounds really right… I don’t know her material, but I’ve heard her shredding on the guitar and she’ll do a super job of opening for him!
    And if they can collaborate on Sleepwalker- I’m sure Monte won’t mind resting for one song… or even playing together! That could also work! I once saw a tribute to George Harrison and they were playing “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” with Prince, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Danny Harrison (George’s son) and a few other guitarists on that stage and it was friggin’ amazing. Ok- now I have to go find the link…. Here you go (Prince makes his dramatic entrance only half-way through, so be patient because I assure you it’ll be worth your while..):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoR6YQ1V8ks

  • cakeygirl

    ADAM LAMBERT’s “Whataya Want From Me” breaks into top 20 on Hot 100, rising 21-20 with a bullet.!!!

    (album back at 65)!!

  • Ellessay

    Ellessay:
    03/31/2010 at 7:23 pm
    Oh no! I swore I’d go see Adam if he performed in Florida again, but I can’t tell you how much I hate baseball! I’m so torn–between watching a baseball game and paying the steep ticket price while my husband is laid off. He knows I hate baseball, so I’m not sure how I’m going to justify going. It’s nice to know at least ONE date on his tour. I hope he plays another venue though!

    You’ll have an assigned seat…go in at the 9th inning if you don’t want to watch the game. This event will be way cheaper than any other concert you’ll see of his; I say go for it! I flew over 2,000 miles to see him at Fantasy Springs and I’d do it again in a heartbeat. If you’ve only seen him on the Idol’s tour, you’ll be in awe of seeing him now, on his own, performing a whole set. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!!

    When I went to the Rays website to check out the ticket price, it quoted $155, plus $5.00 for online payment. I can’t afford that price and pay for a motel. The hubby has been laid off for quite a while (which is why I couldn’t go to the FL venues last summer). Even a $20 ticket is almost out of reach when I count the gas money and motel bill. I’m really hoping he’ll come to Orlando.