Idol Headlines for 04/11/11

Today’s Idol Appearances:

  • Adam Lambert will present at the NewNowNext Awards on LOGO 10 pm.
  • Pia Toscano appears on Live with Regis and Kelly
  • Matthew Morrison appears on Ellen Degeneres Show

Iggy Pop: ‘American Idol’ Contacted Me About Judge Gig

“I enjoyed it,” Pop tells Billboard.com. “I enjoyed the band they put together for me, and they were good to work with. It was a very specific participation, very limited, and I kind of liked it that way. I went and did my thing, basically. I don’t know what to say about it, exactly, except I didn’t know what to expect, I had a good time and actually enjoyed singing the song and enjoyed the audience.”

Pop acknowledges that he “really hated” “American Idol” when it first started but that his opinion “changed over time and I came to respect certain things about it, bit by bit. I began to see if not the good in the format at least the good in the contestants, especially some of the final contestants,” particularly, he says, Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Hudson. Pop also reveals that “Idol” executives contacted him about possibly being one of the show’s judges for its 10th season.

“It didn’t go very far,” he recalls. “There were two phone calls…I wasn’t sure I was interested or available. They called me…I was curious and we spoke a couple times, and that was as far as that went. I don’t think I could’ve done the right job for them on that particular show. I think Steven (Tyler) does a really, really good job of it.”

Via Billboard

Pia Toscano set to appear on the Ellen Degeneres Show Thursday April 14.

The Billboard Music Awards will take place at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas on May 22 to air live on ABC on May 22 at 8 pm. The show features performances by Black Eyed Peas, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Taio Cruz and more.

EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Lopez is People Mag’s 2011 “Most Beautiful” Cover Star

Jennifer Lopez graces the cover of People magazine’s “Most Beautiful” issue, multiple sources confirm to Gossip Cop.

People will announce its “Most Beautiful” cover star on April 13.

Read more at Gossip Cop

More Headlines after the JUMP…

‘Glee,’ ‘Modern Family’ Top GLAAD Awards

In the awards battle between Fox’s Glee and ABC’s Modern Family, the GLAAD Awards opted to do something the Golden Globes, Emmys and SAG Awards haven’t: Give its outstanding comedy prize to both series.

Glee co-stars Chris Colfer (who plays gay teen Kurt) and Mike O’Malley (Kurt’s accepting father, Burt) accepted the prize along with Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson (half of the series’ gay couple), Julie Bowen and Ariel Winter at Sunday’s 22nd annual Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Awards.

Read more at THR

“Idol” Fans — Get Rid of Stefano, Bring Back Pia!

“American Idol” fans are bombarding the show and FOX … demanding they bring Pia Toscano back … and give Stefano Langone the boot.

Our “Idol” spies tell us hundred of fans have been begging FOX to recognized the injustice of kicking Pia off the show, and bend the rules. It appears these fans are organized, because they come with a singular message — Stefano has no chance of winning and therefore he should be removed now as a sacrificial lamb so Pia can come back.

We’re told the fans have even reached out to Stefano … pleading with him to remove himself from the competition.

Read more at TMZ

Carrie Underwood: What? Me, a Celebrity?

She graces magazine covers, wins Grammys, sells records, but at the end of the day, Carrie Underwood says she doesn’t have a Hollywood bone in her body.

“When I’m on stage, I feel like a performer, and I know people are looking at me and taking pictures and all that stuff, and they’re singing along,” the country crooner, 28, recently told reporters while promoting her debut flick Soul Surfer in L.A. “That part is wonderful, but I do live in Nashville. I live the most boring life away from what you see me on camera doing.”

Read more at People

Pet 2011: David Cook Interview Video

Mix 94.1 was proud to welcome David Cook to perform at the 12th Annual Pet-A-Palooza. Before he took the stage sharing killer covers from Adele and samplings of his new ablum, he came back stage to chat with Mark and Mercedes.

Read more at Mix94.1

Fantasia calls on Elton John and Simon Cowell for her big UK show

SHE reduced Elton John to tears with her performance on American Idol and even charmed Mr Nasty Simon Cowell – so it’s hardly surprising that Fantasia has saved the best seats in the house for them when she comes to the Indigo O2 on May 13.

I’m told: “Elton and Simon both had soft spots for her and have followed her career since she left Idol. She’s expecting them there on the night too.”

Read more at the Daily Mirror

‘X Factor’ seeking stars in Newark, but does America need another TV talent show?

Love him or hate him, there’s no denying Simon Cowell is the worldwide king of TV talent shows. He’s also a master at getting attention.

He knows there’s a glut of singing competitions and other talent shows flooding the airwaves, so he ups the ante by offering a staggering prize: a $5 million recording contract to the winner of his new American reality series, “The X Factor.”

Read more at NJ.com

Dancing’s Chelsie Hightower: The Paso Doble Could Be Our “Awesome Comeback Dance”

Romeo may be portrayed as a flirt on Dancing with the Stars, but Chelsie Hightower says the rapper is all business this week after getting tepid critiques for their rumba. “We are working our butts off!” she tells TVGuide.com. “We joke around, but our main goal is to focus on the dancing and we’re working extra-hard this week to come back stronger with our paso doble.” Making their comeback slightly more difficult is the show’s first classical week, which will feature a 46-piece orchestra for each couple’s dance — not exactly the type of music that goes with the paso.

Read more at TV Guide

‘Dancing With The Stars’ Isn’t Easier With Youth, Chelsea Kane Says

“Sometimes I feel like it’s a disadvantage, in the sense where I think people automatically assume because we’re younger that we’re going to pick up the choreography easier and that we have this upper hand in the competition,” Kane told MTV News of her age. “Which I don’t think is the case at all. We’re three dances in, and so far some of our oldest contestants have been at the top of the leader board. I don’t think anything can prepare you for this experience.”

Read more at MTV

  • fadetowhite

    I see that poor Pia has garnered herself a good share of the annual AI nutty fan selection! :lol

  • meyers77

    These Pia fans need to get over it. She didn’t receive enough votes. If they wanted her to stay, they needed to vote more.

    (acknowledging the voting set-up isn’t ideal, but it’s the way it is)

  • music78girl

    Sorry but if that TMZ story about fans asking Stefano to drop out is correct, that’s pretty crappy. Fan voting is the reason Pia is gone — it doesn’t have anything to do with Stefano. Last time I checked you voted FOR contestants, not against them.
    I really have no special affection for either of them but I don’t think Stefano should be taking the heat for this. It is what it is. Idol has never been about having “technically” the best singer advance.

    Given the source of this story, I’m hoping that it’s just blown out of proportion. Plus it’s way too early on a Monday and maybe I’m just overly sensitive lol.

  • schmozlo

    Pia’s fans should lobby American Idol to change the voting system. They should allow only 10 votes per phone number.

    I suspect that Pia has more fans than Stefano, but Stefano has more power-voting fans. Get rid of power-voting, and contestants like Pia would stay in the competition longer.

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  • Tess

    I am so over all this Pia hul-la-ba-loo….the women couldn’t get enough people to care about her to vote for her…and now all this stupid adulation post idol is starting (or is) really becoming nauseating. And I just don’t understand the frenzy that is driving this. The woman isn’t anything special, her voice isn’t mind-blowing, her personality is pretty lacking in the up-beat department, and she didn’t seem to be the fan favorite as far as I can tell.

    If people are really as Upset as they are trying to appear they should just hold their horses for a bit and then “prove” to AI, the american public, and other idolettes her greatness by making sure (like Daughtry) that she blows everyone else out of the water when her single and her album is released. The more everyone caterwalls, now, the more pressure they are exerting
    on her and if she doesn’t become the queen of Idol season 10 after the winner is crowned they will only hamper any career she might have.

    Not measuring up to a perceived set of expectations can do a lot more harm than good….see Dewyze L. or what’s her face that came in second in season 9. They have pretty much fallen off the face of the earth and all I ever heard was how much better they were then AI itself. Now I get those same vibes for Pia…and I don’t think she’ll measure up…but, you never can tell.

  • http://www.twilightslo.com Mateja
  • t2

    Evidently the Pia (non)voters are new to American idol. They assume that Stefano was the second lowest vote getter just because he was standing up there with Pia. Silly, silly people. It’s very possible that Jacob (or someone else sitting on the couches) was the second lowest vote getter. This show has never revealed the number of votes by contestant and I don’t see that changing any time soon.

    Good effort on their part though. I’d feel better about them if they were just worried about Pia coming back and not worry about the other contestants.

  • Trina

    In the grand scheme of things “hundreds” of fans is a drop in the bucket compared to the millions that watch AI and yeah its stupid. But I absolutely believe it regardless of what you think of TMZ. I always believed, even moreso after that little visit last week that Idol producers are cozy with TMZ.

  • googletot

    I’m sick of the Pia stuff and her fans. They need to get a life and realize no matter how hard they protest, she’s not coming back.

  • phil25

    Ugh. Pia was my favorite, but to blame it on Stefano is ridiculous. He’s not the worst left in my opinion anyway.

    The story is from TMZ though, which means that it could just be a few Pia fans tweeting Stefano, which happens all the time in AI fandom.

  • Elliegrll

    Pia’s fans should lobby American Idol to change the voting system. They should allow only 10 votes per phone number.

    They could do that, or after ten seasons, people could finally gain some perspective and see that it’s not that serious. After coming to that conclusion they can then go have a talk with the people who can’t let go of results that happened seasons ago.

  • tinawina

    Well, in the past the week after a “shocking” boot sees the person who most people feel should have gone home instead finally get sent home. Not that this season has been all that predictable. Heh.

    But if that tradition does hold, who would that be? Stefano? Jacob? Maybe Paul? I do think a guy will go home this week before it goes back to picking off girls. LOL

    In any case, I don’t think we can get away from Stefano, Jacob, Haley and Lauren being sent home over the next month. Paul is the possible spoiler. If any one of those 4 is going to survive the next 4 weeks, I’d put money on Lauren. She may be our sole female in the top 5. She might outlast Casey.

    As I’ve been saying form the start, I don’t see anyone winning but Scotty anyway.

  • soverymel

    Idol is so totally in bed with TMZ, I bet money this story was leaked on purpose. Idol producers have got to be loving all the press the Pia boot is getting them, and want to prolong it since it seems to be dying down.

    If I was a Stefano fan, I’d be pissed, because Idol doesn’t seem to mind painting him as the villain in the scenario, even though it is not his fault in the least she received the lowest amount of votes. Not sure how big Stefano’s fanbase is whether the inevitable outraged power voting on his behalf will win over the casual voters swayed by planted stories and the psychological blame of him standing next to her when she was booted. Plus the reaction of the judges making it seem like they felt Pia was so much better than Stefano.

  • swish5

    For the AL9 season, the judges promoted singer/songwriters. “Take a song and make it your own, like David Cook did”.

    Lee and Crystal are both successful musicians…..

    Lee DeWyze performed this weekend at Washington State University (capacity 12,000) He opened for Colbie Caillat.

    DeWyze is a self-taught singer, songwriter and guitarist who was inspired by musicians like Dave Matthews, Ben Harper, Ray LaMontagne, Cat Stevens, and Kris Kristofferson. Collaborating with Toby Gad (Alicia Keys, Fergie), John Shanks (Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow), David Hodges (Kelly Clarkson, Weezer), and Norwegian production team Espionage (Beyonce, Train), DeWyze co-wrote all but one song on the album, making him the first “American Idol” winner to have writing credit on a first single.

  • tinawina

    Post hoing for a second…

    Did Ryan ever say “This is your bottom 2?”. If not, it is possible Jacob really was, and they were trying to protect him by having Stefano stand there instead.

  • larc

    All those folks still complaining about Pia’s ouster should have used their efforts to vote for her and get others to do the same when she was still there. What they’re doing now is worthless. If they aren’t careful, another of their favorites will get sent home while they’re wasting their time trying to engineer something that has zero chance of happening.

  • SashaB

    Speaking of Crystal, I saw her commercial with B.B. King for OneTouch. Seems that the national roll out is well underway. Good for her.

    I missed this press release before: B.B. King, Crystal Bowersox and OneTouch® Take Center Stage in New Diabetes Campaign

    Kudos to Crystal and her manager for finding initiatives / sponsorships that she can get behind.

  • http://emuisemo.pbworks.com eilonwy

    Leaving aside the less self-controlled manifestations of fan behavior, the reason for the outrage at Toscano’s boot — and for all the outraged tweets from professional musicians like Daughtry — becomes a lot clearer when one looks at WNTS’s work on how her songs were rated. (WNTS collects a lot of data including, AFAIK, using the large number of recaps that ordinary viewers post in-thread on Idolsphere sites.)

    Apparently I wasn’t the only person who thought Toscano’s River Deep, Mountain High was really good. Her ratings overall are extraordinarily high.
    http://www.whatnottosing.com/library/editorials.asp?id=76

    The essay also covers the issue of repeating songs that Idol viewers have heard before.

  • TwigLA

    This show has never revealed the number of votes by contestant and I don’t see that changing any time soon.

    Not true. Season 5, Top 3, they showed the exact breakdown of votes for Taylor, Katherine, and Elliot. Kat and Elliot were painfully close.

    I would love if they revealed the # of votes per person each week, but I do understand why they don’t.

    I think it is horrendous that ‘hundred of Pia fans’ are attacking Stefano and trying to coerce him to drop out. Idiots. Makes me want to vote for him.

  • https://twitter.com/pmhowden undercooked

    At this point, I feel worse for Stefano than Pia. Pia’s getting some nice opportunities and positive press. Stefano is and will be judged more critically from now on and will probably go bye bye next week. I believe he or Jacob should have gone before Pia so I’m ok with Chaci (that’s who he reminds me of) going next week. BUT, Stefano can’t control the vote and now he’s going to have some fans actively hate on him because he outlasted Pia.

  • Elliegrll

    Did Ryan ever say “This is your bottom 2?”. If not, it is possible Jacob really was, and they were trying to protect him by having Stefano stand there instead.

    Considering that Jacob’s egotistical lecture to voters was a taped segment, and Ryan brought it up again Thursday, I don’t think they are trying to protect or pimp Jacob. Jacob was the one who said the words, but the producers could have chosen not to air them, since they had to know that the piece would make him look like a fool.

    (Unnecessary Disclaimer: I’m not saying that the producers were wrong to show the quote.)

  • koshka

    I think it is horrendous that ‘hundred of Pia fans’ are attacking Stefano and trying to coerce him to drop out. Idiots. Makes me want to vote for him.

    Maybe that’s the point?

  • Valentin432

    Did Ryan ever say “This is your bottom 2?”. If not, it is possible Jacob really was, and they were trying to protect him by having Stefano stand there instead.

    They are not trying to protect Jacob, Ryan repeated that infamous quote right on the result show just in case anyone didn’t catch it.

    ETA: Or what Elliegirl just said.

  • larc

    tinawina says:
    Did Ryan ever say “This is your bottom 2?”. If not, it is possible Jacob really was, and they were trying to protect him by having Stefano stand there instead.

    I’ve never thought the order that B3 folks get sent to the safety of the couches has anything to do with vote numbers. Ryan does whatever he thinks will create the most drama, IMO. I’m not even convinced everybody who is in the B3 always deserves to be there.

  • http://www.amadcow2.com amadcow2

    Oh how Uncle Nigel must be rubbing his hands together with glee. Pia’s ‘shocking’ boot from the show has done more to energize the buzz around the show than anything else this season.

    People need to realize that Idol is a cheezy popularity contest with a broken voting mechanic. Sit back and enjoy the ride. If you’re in the pool, suck up the point loss and hope for a better week next time :D

    Now, I won’t be surprised if there is some mention about the Pia ouster and some kind of plea to vote more on Wednesday’s show (even though Wed’s theme is one of the most tired and boring ever in the list of Idol themes). I also wouldn’t be at all surprised if our Judges are hyper critical as well. All in all, I see it coming down to another ‘shocking’ elimination on Thursday, with either Lauren or Scotty or James going to at least the B3. Each and every one of these ‘shockers’ is a ratings boost for the show.

  • Elliegrll

    Maybe that’s the point?

    Yep. Based on his twitter posts, Stefano may be unraveling. He’s over his head in this competition, and has no clue what he’s doing on stage, but his pop/r&b sound is very popular right now, which is why I think Jimmy Iovine has tried to lead and mentor him more than any of the other contestants. They really want hm to do well, even though he hasn’t presented himself well for the majority of the show.

    Also, as pathetic as it is for people to attack him, he’s been very thin skinned throughout this whole process, which may be one reason for why he hasn’t done well on stage.

  • Mary102

    Tess says:
    04/11/2011 at 9:40 am
    I am so over all this Pia hul-la-ba-loo….the women couldn’t get enough people to care about her to vote for her…and now all this stupid adulation post idol is starting (or is) really becoming nauseating.

    TBH, I kinda feel similar, lol. I did find it kind of amusing how many people (media and idol viewers alike) suddenly jumped on the Pia bandwagon, after pointing out again and again she needed to mix things up and quit with the boring ballads. How many of those people basically said they never voted for her in the first place? If she didn’t inspire enough people to vote for her on the show, that’s exactly why she ended up in 9th place.

    And the show most definitely is about more than just singing the best – heck, to be a successful artist it’s about way more than just singing (or sometimes not even about the singing).

    TBH, I think the main thing that bummed me about her getting cut was just the gender thing, especially with 5 girls getting cut in a row. It just made me kinda sad to see it pretty much impossible for women to do really well on the show anymore.

    As a woman, it would basically make me not want to audition, tbh. And that’s unfortunate.

  • TwigLA

    On voting, unless you haunt Idol blogs, you’re not aware that you can cast more than one vote or even use more than one method. I’m constantly amazed when I see a Fox news/entertainment reporter say ‘I cast my vote’ and when asked ‘how many times?’, they say ‘You can only vote once!’

    For me, the first few years I thought you could only text to vote. They need to have Ryan spell this out at the beginning and end of each and every show.

  • Valentin432

    I’ve never thought the order that B3 folks get sent to the safety of the couches has anything to do with vote numbers. Ryan does whatever he thinks will create the most drama, IMO. I’m not even convinced everybody who is in the B3 always deserves to be there.

    The B3 is the B3, Nigel did say that they can mess up with the order between B2 and B3

  • sma11ie

    DeWyze co-wrote all but one song on the album, making him the first “American Idol” winner to have writing credit on a first single.

    No, that would be Kelly Clarkson with Miss Independent.

    I do think a guy will go home this week before it goes back to picking off girls. LOL

    I sure hope so. But you never know. I had a crazy dream that Stefano finally “got it”, took to the piano, and killed it a heartfelt, non-cheesy song that he connected to. So weird, lol. I’ve been predicting his boot for 3 weeks, while hoping he surprises me and steps it up. Instead, he’s continued to suck and stayed on. Now that I’m ready to give up, I’m weirdly dreaming that he does well.

    I see that poor Pia has garnered herself a good share of the annual AI nutty fan selection! :lol

    I’m as annoyed as the next person about Pia’s boot but this is stupid. Where were these “nutty” fans’ fervor when Pia needed their powervoting?

    On voting, unless you haunt Idol blogs, you’re not aware that you can cast more than one vote or even use more than one method.

    I doubt that. More weeks than not, Ryan reminds voters that they can vote for 2 hours. Who the heck needs 2 hours to place one phone call/send one text?

  • fadetowhite

    I never get fan ‘outrage’ over the voting system.

    It is what it is.

    Nobody forces anyone to watch/get involved/vote. If people don’t like it – don’t watch/don’t get involved/don’t vote.

    We’re not talking about the presidential election here.

    Given a good contract and the right songs, I’m sure that Pia will have a good stab at a career. She can certainly sing and – on the rare occasions when she wasn’t singing a long, boring, OTT, old-fashioned ballad – could move well and was entertaining.

    However, as a contestant on AI – which is what she was being judged on – she was unfortunately, for the most part, very dull. Lauren and Haley are both way more interesting.

    And so, in many ways are the men who remain (apart from Stephano) despite the fact that most are way more flawed and limited as vocalists.

    Personally, I’d be more upset about Naima leaving early than Pia.

  • Buffynut

    I

    think it is horrendous that ‘hundred of Pia fans’ are attacking Stefano and trying to coerce him to drop out. Idiots. Makes me want to vote for him.

    I’m sure you’re not the only one. Stefano will not be bottom 3 this week. His fans will go crazy voting. So, it may be another surprising elimination.

  • TwigLA

    Oh how Uncle Nigel must be rubbing his hands together with glee. Pia’s ‘shocking’ boot from the show has done more to energize the buzz around the show than anything else this season.

    If I were Nigel, I certainly wouldn’t be rubbing my hands together. I would be thinking that I might be bleeding viewers after a successful comeback due to a new or renewed perception that the show is bogus.

  • koshka

    sma11ie says:
    04/11/2011 at 10:38 am
    DeWyze co-wrote all but one song on the album, making him the first “American Idol” winner to have writing credit on a first single.

    No, that would be Kelly Clarkson with Miss Independent.

    LOL

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Evidently the Pia (non)voters are new to American idol. They assume that Stefano was the second lowest vote getter just because he was standing up there with Pia. Silly, silly people. It’s very possible that Jacob (or someone else sitting on the couches) was the second lowest vote getter. This show has never revealed the number of votes by contestant and I don’t see that changing any time soon.

    Exactly. I still believe that the contestant who receives the lowest number of votes goes home, but I don’t necessarily believe that the other two in the “bottom three” have the second and third lowest votes (Ryan never says this, just that “you’re in the bottom three, whereas he does say that the person who leaves receives the lowest number of votes). If this story is true, then thos BSC fans of Pia need to just calm down and especially stop harassing Stefano.

    Idol is so totally in bed with TMZ, I bet money this story was leaked on purpose. Idol producers have got to be loving all the press the Pia boot is getting them, and want to prolong it since it seems to be dying down.

    I think that there’s something going on. I found it very odd that the Idols were shown visiting TMZ and chatting with Harvey Levin.

  • koshka

    I never get fan ‘outrage’ over the voting system.

    Outraged? no. But stupid things make me yell at my tv. You should hear me during the national news reports. I did a lot of yelling last week. :)

    I think that there’s something going on. I found it very odd that the Idols were shown visiting TMZ and chatting with Harvey Levin.

    Without a doubt in my mind. Oh new AI sponsor for my avatar. :) I was running out.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    DeWyze co-wrote all but one song on the album, making him the first “American Idol” winner to have writing credit on a first single.

    This is not correct. Kelly was a co-writer on “Miss Independent”, her first single from her debut album.

    ASCAP link

  • Mary102

    I’ve never thought the order that B3 folks get sent to the safety of the couches has anything to do with vote numbers. Ryan does whatever he thinks will create the most drama, IMO

    I’ve always firmly believed that it is only the KNOWN bottom 2 if Ryan specifically says so – sometimes he does, sometimes he doesn’t.

    Sometimes it’s ambiguous, lol – like Top 5 of S8, when he said to guest mentor Jamie Foxx something like “Jamie, can you believe this is your bottom 2?” re Matt and Adam. By phrasing it like a question, he wasn’t explicitly saying they actually were the b2. And it generated a ton of buzz to think Adam was in the B2.

    But I digress, bottom line, Ryan and tptb can be sneaky, but generally will say whether it is the bottom 2 or not. And if he says nothing we have no idea either way.

  • https://twitter.com/pmhowden undercooked

    On voting, unless you haunt Idol blogs, you’re not aware that you can cast more than one vote or even use more than one method.

    Yes, but only people who haunt the idol blogs are going to power vote. Let’s face it, we who post on boards are here because we care enough about these contestants/and or the show to be here. The casual viewer is never going to power vote. They just aren’t that dedicated.

    On top of that, you have very committed “let’s vote for our home town boy/girl ” voters. If those groups are very well-organized, they could impact the outcome on any given night.

    I do think organized groups and power text voting has some impact on results. Someone posted on here that it is now possible to send 50 text votes at a time. I don’t know if that is true or not, but even at 10 a pop sent every few seconds can add up to thousands of votes cast by just one individual. And if they are dedicated, chances are they have a second phone they are texting on as well.

    BUT, I am not sure if this is the case in Pia’s situation. Usually the best of any season makes it to top 4 or 5. Even in a season where my favorite didn’t win, they placed very high. So, I think people are usually ok with that because it really gets to be a toss up when you get to the finale. Going out at 9, with her level of talent, however, seems to be very unusual. I think the votes are being split like crazy and everyone just assumed she was safe.

  • koshka

    Mary102 I live on that grassy knoll too. Hell will freeze over the day that I believe everything I hear on TV – especially those gray areas.

  • Mary102

    Speaking of drumming up ratings and buzz, am I the only one raising an eye-brow a bit at all these potential dating hook ups this season on AI? Like Casey and Haley, Paul and Nikki Reed, now Pia and Mark Ballas. Like, that’s a lot, lol, and each time it gets them TMZ coverage and extra buzz.

  • Valentin432

    Nobody forces anyone to watch/get involved/vote. If people don’t like it – don’t watch/don’t get involved/don’t vote.

    We’re not talking about the presidential election here.

    Lol, you can like an overall product and still be pissed at some aspects of it.

    Sport fans live their life being pissed at the owners, referees, empires, comissioner, etc.
    It doesn’t mean they are giving up on their team and will stop watching the games.

  • larc

    Mary102 says:
    But I digress, bottom line, Ryan and tptb can be sneaky, but generally will say whether it is the bottom 2 or not. And if he says nothing we have no idea either way.

    Even when he says, I wouldn’t be willing to take it to the bank. ;)

  • Incipit

    Thanks for the 94.1 Interview with DavidC, mj. Very nice things were said about DYFAM! Of course, they had to ask him about Pia – but he said what most people who realize how this show works also said…“It really drives home the fact that, Man, you’ve ‘gotta’ vote for your favorites every single week – nobody’s safe.”

    Eilonwy, I was waiting for that WNTS editorial all weekend – and it was worth the wait! I also found the section about repeating songs at the end of the editorial very interesting…a high percentage of repeats did seem to contribute to last year feeling a little stale.

    “Up until now, we’ve always looked at repeat factors on a season-by-season and episode-by-episode basis. Strangely enough, we hadn’t really examined it on a contestant-by-contestant basis.”

    Once they did, interesting correlations emerged. Food for thought, if any future contestants have the moxie to do their homework, anyway.

    IMO. Of Course.

  • Fullmoon

    koshka says:
    04/11/2011 at 10:47 am

    Mary102 I live on that grassy knoll too. Hell will freeze over the day that I believe everything I hear on TV – especially those gray areas.

    No different than politics. My gut tells me that American Idol will get their prince and princess of country music. They both fit the image and are very marketable. win win. TPTB had their eye on Pia and Stefano. They are their favorites along with Jimmy. It doesn’t matter when they go out and how much votes they receive because we all know votes doesn’t equal sales. They are the pop artists that Idol will push and they will go around the typical Idol audience (hac) and target the pop audience. win win. Everyone else is just fodder and good TV. Look for Pia’s name to continue popping up until her single gets released and look for some controversy surrounding Stefano.

  • soverymel

    Yes, but only people who haunt the idol blogs are going to power vote. Let’s face it, we who post on boards are here because we care enough about these contestants/and or the show to be here.

    That’s actually not true. There are plenty of people who are invested enough to power vote but don’t visit Idol blogs, forums or communities at all. A lot of the people who go to the Idol tour fit this category. Last time I went, there were three different sets of people around me who all talked about voting their fingers off for their faves before the concert, including a mother daughter go phone team LOL. But when we started talking more in detail they were fascinated by all the stuff I knew that they had no clue about, they didn’t follow their fave Idols online at all.

  • sma11ie

    Speaking of drumming up ratings and buzz, am I the only one raising an eye-brow a bit at all these potential dating hook ups this season on AI?

    Yeah, what happened to that airtight AI bubble that shields them from all the tabloid stuff during the competition? I mean, we’ve always had TMZ leaks, but only for the bigger stories, I thought. To have all these stories this early… this feels very X-Factor UK… I think.

  • Montavilla

    I see that poor Pia has garnered herself a good share of the annual AI nutty fan selection! :lol

    I’m just glad that for once the crazy fans can’t be characterized as dumpy middle-aged women suffering from hormonal surges. Right? These would have to be men, because a woman would never support a female singer?

    Fan outrage is to be expected. It’s just unfortunate that this time the fans are calling out Stephano. It’s definitely not his fault and he already feels bad enough.

    Plus, Pia’s getting what they all come on the show to get: a chance to record.

  • soverymel

    Speaking of drumming up ratings and buzz, am I the only one raising an eye-brow a bit at all these potential dating hook ups this season on AI? Like Casey and Haley, Paul and Nikki Reed, now Pia and Mark Ballas. Like, that’s a lot, lol, and each time it gets them TMZ coverage and extra buzz.

    This. I think Nigel is taking a page out of X Factor’s book, who seem to have tabloid stories every single week for the contestants.

  • fadetowhite

    I’m just glad that for once the crazy fans can’t be characterized as dumpy middle-aged women suffering from hormonal surges. Right? These would have to be men, because a woman would never support a female singer?

    What – you mean that there are nutty fans out there who aren’t white, hormonal, middle aged women?

    Something must be wrong shurely…???

  • joanie

    I can never again get caught up in the AI bubble. Don’t really care who goes home or why.

    Must say though I pick Scotty to win, but don’t even bother voting for him; I’m sure it’s already written in stone.

  • standtotheright

    I think Nigel is taking a page out of X Factor’s book, who seem to have tabloid stories every single week for the contestants.

    Blech. These are all at least moderately talented people who someone, somewhere, might find attractive (whether or not I do personally). I assume they date when they want to. But I don’t need to hear about it.

    Beyond that, I hate the idea of feeding the gossip machine, because it just means that they’ll turn on these kids the minute they stop getting “enough” from them.

  • fadetowhite

    Lol, you can like an overall product and still be pissed at some aspects of it.

    Oh yeah – but to the point of writing protests; petitioning TV companies; spamming internet articles; writing ‘books’…!?

    Moaning and groaning and picking holes in a divorced way – that’s part of the fun.

    But ultimately – if you really disagree with something – why get involved? ETA: and I’m talking about frivolous TV shows here; not issues of real importance and significance. Because there’s one thing that can be guarenteed: none of the petitions/twitters/complaints etc will make any difference whatsoever.

    Especially when the complainers mistake the strength of their outrage/feelings for a universal opinion. Just because they feel something strongly, it doesn’t mean that everyone else agrees.

  • Valentin432

    Oh yeah – but to the point of writing protests; petitioning TV companies; spamming internet articles; writing ‘books’…!?

    So far We’ve had one report of people writing letters to Fox less than one week after the elimination.
    Maybee I’ve been competely desensitize by the whole idol fandom but to me that doesn’t even classify as moderate fan protest.

    Come back to me when it’s been 8 years and people are still pissed off and spend days voting on polls or 3 years and fans are still spamming internet message boards and writing books about it.

    But ultimately – if you really disagree with something – why get involved? ETA: and I’m talking about frivolous TV shows here; not issues of real importance and significance. Because there’s one thing that can be guarenteed: none of the petitions/twitters/complaints etc will make any difference whatsoever.

    We get involved because we still like what is gonig on despite the flaws (I speak only for myself of course).

    Maybee it’s naive to think that any kind of protest will change things but I think it’s worse to give up on expressing your opinions because you’ve already given up.

  • Trina

    How is Stefano being painted as the one to blame for Pia’s ousting a positive if he’s someone they want to do we’ll post Idol? By constantly putting his name in the middle of this “outrage” it tarnishes his name. Of course he has his hardcore fans who could very well keep him in a few more weeks but to the general public he’s being put out there as the bad guy even if he doesn’t deserve it. They had to know whoever they left standing there with Pia was going to get some shit thrown at them. I just can’t see them doing that to someone they actually give a shit about, and right now as far as long term prospects I think Scotty and Lauren are probably the only ones they care about in that sense.

  • leilamaurizia

    Cute pic of Carrie and Kellie at the Country Radio Seminar. I love when Idols become good friends.

    http://twitpic.com/4jm9ks

  • Nina1

    Idol is so totally in bed with TMZ

    ^^^This didn’t occur to me, but you are right. This article is just cruel. Poor Stefano: I guess I’m gonna hafta vote this week for a change as a part of the enormous sympathy backlash. Sheesh, it isn’t like he can’t sing! (Suppose backlash is what TPTB have in mind?)

  • Kirsten

    I’ve always firmly believed that it is only the KNOWN bottom 2 if Ryan specifically says so – sometimes he does, sometimes he doesn’t.

    Yep. And Uncle Nigel has confirmed it. What Ryan says and how he says it is important. They will sometimes put somebody on the seal who is not in the B3. If Ryan says they are B3 or B2, then they are. If he says something ambiguous like “you aren’t safe yet”, the contestant may not be in the B3. Ryan never lies (on purpose, obviously he messed up JHud being a winner and I swear you could hear him stumble over that intro).

  • fuzzywuzzy

    But ultimately – if you really disagree with something – why get involved? ETA: and I’m talking about frivolous TV shows here; not issues of real importance and significance. Because there’s one thing that can be guarenteed: none of the petitions/twitters/complaints etc will make any difference whatsoever.

    Idol is a little different than other reality shows, because at the end of the show there’s an expectation that fans will now support the Idol of their choice as they embark upon a recording career. So, AI may be a “frivolous” TV game/reality show to a lot of viewers, but a lot of viewers get very invested in their favorites, and that’s the basis for the show claiming to find viable recording artists. It’s kind of a strange situation that way.

  • fadetowhite

    Valentin432:

    Oh no – I agree: so far the Pia fans really are a drop in the water compared to the true AI fan ‘campaigns’.

    I guess it comes down to a difference in how people view the programme.

    To me, it’s an entertainment programme that I enjoy on that basis: that it is an entertainment programme. I enjoy the process of judging/picking favourites/feeling bemused at other people’s favourites/responding/reacting.

    I have a real respect for the talents of those involved.

    But the ‘competition’ element of the show is just there to entertain. After the show is over, it becomes an irrelevance – as the varying degrees of success of different people who have been on the show and finished in different positions proves.

    So from my perspective, the voting is nothing to get worked up about. And – whilst the Pia thing may very well be a very small and very short lived storm in a tea cup kind of thing, I have seen plenty of people get very worked up indeed over quite lengthy periods of time about it, so I guess I was just reacting to the Pia letter in that context.

    I don’t get it.

    I get loving a contestant.

    I get finding that you actually really like a contestant’s work in the real world after Idol – because I do.

    I get disagreeing with the way the vote has gone.

  • Buffynut

    http://twitpic.com/4jm9ks

    ^^^ That’s Kellie Pickler?? What happened to her face?!

  • Nina1

    stupid things make me yell at my tv. You should hear me during the national news reports.

    Last week must have been very rough to you. Every sympathy. :-)

  • Kirsten

    ^^^ That’s Kellie Pickler?? What happened to her face?!

    That can’t be Pickler, can it? I haven’t seen her for a while. Surely that is just some blond fan.

    I blame Idol for this. Remember, she was on the season that the Plastic Surgery Horrors from Hades were on (Priscilla Presley AND Kenny Rogers). Obviously, whatever they had was infectious.

    She was such a natural beauty to begin with.

  • tinawina

    Eilonwy, I was waiting for that WNTS editorial all weekend – and it was worth the wait!

    ITA. That article was a great read and just might have given me a little hope about the chances of a female ever winning this show again. Heh. Thanks for mentioning it eilonwy!

  • Valentin432

    I don’t get it.

    It’s just passionate behavior.

    I think we should all be protesting about the people who were dumb and greedy enough to build atomic reactors in seismic regions close to major population centers but for whatever reason that doesn’t get as many people riled up as contestants being booted off a tv show.

    But I don’t think it’s better to get on some moral high horse and say that all those people are crazies who should do better things with their lives.

  • Elliegrll

    But I don’t think it’s better to get on some moral high horse and say that all those people are crazies who should do better things with their lives.

    When people are bullying reality show contestants over the internet, I think it’s okay to get on a high horse, and say that those people need to get a life.

  • JudyL

    Poor Stefano: I guess I’m gonna hafta vote this week for a change as a part of the enormous sympathy backlash

    Nina1, I’m with you! And I hope he gets the most votes by far this week and that Idol will have the decency (for once) to mention it on the air. What worries me is that Stefano will be so bothered by all this stupidity (and it began with the judges) that he will find it difficult to perform.

  • Kirsten

    But I don’t think it’s better to get on some moral high horse and say that all those people are crazies who should do better things with their lives.

    But, we do that all the time. Please refer to just about any thread related to voting and male contestants and you will see many posts about how the middle-aged woman need to get a life and due to how “maladjusted” female voters are, they are unfair to female contestants. Calling out the crazies (or perceived crazies) is hardly a new thing in the Idolsphere.

    When people are bullying reality show contestants over the internet, I think it’s okay to get on a high horse, and say that those people need to get a life.

    Yep. Totally agree. When I saw Stefano there and the crowd reaction, I thought we’d see another “John Stevens” incident. At least Stefano doesn’t seem to have gotten any death threats, yet, has he?

  • girlygirl

    Where are all the people who signed that petition to get Alex Lambert back on Idol last year? That didn’t result in him having overnight success (or even getting back on the show). This petition for Pia isn’t going to do anything for her, either. It is more likely to give Stefano some sympathy votes — it’s not his fault if more people voted for him than Pia — just like it’s not Casey’s fault that the judges used the save on him way too early in the season.

  • Indigobunting

    This didn’t occur to me, but you are right. This article is just cruel. Poor Stefano: I guess I’m gonna hafta vote this week for a change as a part of the enormous sympathy backlash. Sheesh, it isn’t like he can’t sing! (Suppose backlash is what TPTB have in mind?)

    Not a Stefano fan in the least, but lol, after being a Danny Gokey fan so long I have much sympathy for the media/internet downtrodden! I might also have to throw him some votes ;)

    OMG, that can not be Kellie Pickler, seriously? I hope not. She looks like she is 50.

  • girlygirl

    New show announced for Kris :)

    krinja_signal

    #NEW EVENT: According to @KISS1063’s FB, Kris Allen will be at their Cinco de Mayo Kissfest. http://on.fb.me/eukP7b //

  • fadetowhite

    moral high horse

    Oh it’s not a ‘moral’ high horse…might be high and horsey, but it’s not moral. Where’s the right and wrong?

    I just think it’s nuts.

    IMO, of course…

  • Valentin432

    Oh it’s not a ‘moral’ high horse…might be high and horsey, but it’s not moral. Where’s the right and wrong?

    I wasn’t really refering to you in particular (altough after re reading my post I understand how its interpreted this way).

    I was thinking more about people who dismiss fans of sports or reality tv in general because they are not “serious” topics of conversation and look at them in a condescending way.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Will the Pia fans now go on a rant to oust Stefano by voting against him? It won’t get her back on the show.

  • girlygirl

    I’m going to the Idol taping on Wednesday (assuming I can find something “young & hip” in my wardrobe that conforms to the dress code so they’ll let me in :) ). It’ll be interesting to see the reaction, esp. towards Casey & Stefano, since they’re the ones some blame for Pia’s departure

  • girlygirl

    Tripp

    But there’s no way to actually vote against Stefano. I guess they could waste their time power voting for the other 7 contestants, if they were really determined to try and force him off. He’s been in the B3 a couple times — if he doesn’t end up there this week, will that be seen as supporting him over Pia?

  • hoosiermama

    That’s really cool, girlygirl, that you’re going to Wednesday’s show! What sign will you be waving so we can spot you in the crowd? :-)

  • Dakota01

    Girlygirl, I’m confused about “taping”. I thought the performance shows were live now.

  • artemis

    We can’t do anything to change the way the Japanese government makes decisions about their environmental and energy policies. On the other hand, each viewer can, in a small way, support the career of a young performer by voting, buying music, etc. Is it surprising that some get too caught up in it and lose perspective?
    I suspect that some of the OTT Pia supporters are new to the Idol
    world. I feel bad for Stefano, but I’m sure his supporters are gearing up to vote, vote, vote, which will result in somebody else’s favorite being sent home next week.
    This season of Idol is really odd, with lots of supposed favorites ending up in the bottom three. Last year Lee and Crystal were never in the bottom three. So far only James, Scotty and Lauren have avoided the bottom.

  • girlygirl

    Dakota01

    It is not live on the West Coast. It is live in the Eastern and Central time zones (not sure about Mountain) — but it is taped for the Pacific time zone (and whatever time zone Hawaii is in). They also used to tape the dress rehearsals and use those for the end of the show montages where they repeat the numbers to call to cote if the contestant’s performance was stronger at the dress rehearsal than it was on the show — but since they no longer have an audience at the dress rehearsals, I don’t know if they still do that.

  • girlygirl

    hoosiermama

    lol…I don’t think I’m going to be bringing a sign (unless I can sneak one in for Kris) :D

  • Dakota01

    Girlygirl, thanks. I was completely forgetting that it doesn’t air live on the west coast.

  • fadetowhite

    Oh it’s not a ‘moral’ high horse…might be high and horsey, but it’s not moral. Where’s the right and wrong?

    I wasn’t really refering to you in particular (altough after re reading my post I understand how its interpreted this way).

    I was thinking more about people who dismiss fans of sports or reality tv in general because they are not “serious” topics of conversation and look at them in a condescending way.

    That’s cool.

    Hey – I’m here, posting way too much (when I have the time). I’m sure plenty of people would think I am totally nuts. It’s all a matter of opinion.

  • sma11ie

    I just read the whatnottosing.com editorial. Fascinating stuff! They charted each AI contestant by how many of their performances had been previously performed, and found that

    almost all Idol champions and most of the runners-up appear in the top half of this list. In fact, most contestants who reached the Top 4 – that is, the ones who emerged from the midcard – have relatively low repeat factors. Correlation, causality, yeah, we know, but still…. Could it be that the contestants who fare the best with the voters are in fact the ones who come off as fresh and trailblazing each week even if they’re not necessarily the strongest performer, ratings-wise?”

    It’s not conclusive, of course. As they admit, correlation, causality, etc., but still very interesting info, including the bits speculating why Kris and Lee did well with the AI audience. Of Pia’s 6 performances in the voting rounds, 5 have been done on Idol before, some multiple times (Don’t Let The Sun). The last paragraph really got me:

    In short, every time either [David] Cook took the stage in 2008 with freedom to choose, there was a 100% chance that viewers would be hearing a brand-new song. When Pia Toscano took the stage, the probability was just 17%. [...] Perhaps the lesson to be learned this week is that Idol contestants are better off foreswearing a diet of pre-processed foods. Nothing, it seems, beats home cooking.

    Ten seasons in, it’s not just about vocal talent, but strategy is crucial too. Looks like the highest ranked S10er is Scotty, followed by James, then Paul. Interesting. Kinda bummed to see Lauren Alaina near the bottom of that list. But she somehow doesn’t ring old-school like Pia, and I’m fairly confident (fingers crossed) she’ll be in the top 4, and outlast Paul. As a fan of Lauren’s, I’d like to hear her do some fresh songs. But then again, Danny and Allison finished top 4 and were low on the list as well. Anyways, just found it intriguing.

  • artemis

    Lee’s concert at WSU with Colbie Caillat this past weekend was a great opportunity for him. This was a mother -daughter concert that is typically the biggest entertainment event of the year at WSU-two years ago they had Elton John. The venue held 12,000 and was almost full.
    Lee got to perform 10 songs- a full set. He had his keyboard player and drummer with him. I talked to someone who attended; she said the audience loved him and Hallelujah got an especially enthusiastic response (thanks, Simon!) I’ve seen the videos and he sounded great.

    More Asian tour dates for Lee are popping up on twitter, including May 7 at Venice Piazza and May 8 at Eastwood Mall-I think these are both Manila. Didn’t Kris perform at this mall?

    ETA-Smallie-part of Lee’s stategy was to sing current songs whenever he could-for example, Chasing Cars, Fireflies, Lips of an Angel; he never sang “Against the Odds” or any song with “Goodby” in the title, lol.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Looks like Kris is still in LA.

    inspirative:
    #American idol The talented and very handsome Kris Allen spotted in Caffe Primo on Sunset Bd today. :-) http://yfrog.com/gypo2hoj

    Bio: Creative artist and writer. Known as The Music Painter. Now venturing into a writing career

  • girlygirl

    artemis

    it says on Wikipedia that the venue Lee and Colbie Caillat played at has a capacity that varies from 2,500 to 12,000 depending on the set-up — if it is set up like a theatre, it is 2,500 — if it is set up in the round, it is 12,000.

    Do you know what set-up was used for this show?

  • leome

    whatnottosing.com is so addictive. But that’s a very interesting article.

    but strategy is crucial too.

    I agree with this. And AI is a TV show, sure a reality one, but just like we love out character development in scripted tv shows (unless it’s Glee, in that case that doesn’t matter) we also like to see people grow on AI and we like them to show something new as the season goes. A new cover is also part of that. And I think it’s so much easier to have a moment with a song that hasn’t been done before on idol.

  • girlygirl

    Tripp

    No reason why Kris wouldn’t be in town this week, since his show in Irwindale is on Sunday :) Hopefully he has more writing sessions lined up

  • tripp_ncwy

    More Asian tour dates for Lee are popping up on twitter, including May 7 at Venice Piazza and May 8 at Eastwood Mall-I think these are both Manila. Didn’t Kris perform at this mall?

    Kris didn’t perform at a mall. He made a promo m&g stop at a mall and maybe a press conference.

  • girlygirl

    No, Kris performed at the mall as well. There’s video and everything. :)

  • just sayin

    These Pia fans must be new to the Idol world. Don’t they realize that it may have been Jacob who was next in line to get the boot and Ryan just kept Stefano standing with Pia as the last two for suspense? Stefano may have been above Pia and Jacob.

    I feel bad for Stefano. I’m going to vote for him this week.

  • artemis

    Girlygirl-
    No, I don’t know how it was set up. Redbeanieblog from twitter was there and said the venue was huge, like an arena and was almost full. I know all the floor seats sold out within the first couple of days.

  • lorismile

    I can’t wait to see Adam on my TV tonight!!!

  • standtotheright

    but just like we love out character development in scripted tv shows (unless it’s Glee, in that case that doesn’t matter)

    LOL!

  • Ratna12

    girlygirl says:

    lol…I don’t think I’m going to be bringing a sign (unless I can sneak one in for Kris)

    I can see it now among “Bring Back Pia”, “go Scotty”, “James !” signs, there is “Kris, you rock !” :)

    I really hope that there will be no booing for Stefano, it was not his fault.

  • Ratna12

    Dakota01 says:

    Girlygirl, thanks. I was completely forgetting that it doesn’t air live on the west coast.

    Sigh, every Thursday I have to NOT go near a computer for 3 hours , so that I can see the result show ” live”.
    I already plan to take days off for the top 2 and finale result show.

  • Kirsten

    Sigh, every Thursday I have to NOT go near a computer for 3 hours , so that I can see the result show ” live”.

    Whilst I eagerly log on and hit F5 until I see the results. I can enjoy the results show much better when I know who is going home (plus, I get to watch Ryan and the judges to see if they give away who is about to go home).

  • Marie Ruffin

    The Brits stick together (Nigel & Iggy), but Iggy is too weird for me.

    “I enjoyed it,” Pop tells Billboard.com. “I enjoyed the band they put together for me, and they were good to work with. It was a very specific participation, very limited, and I kind of liked it that way. I went and did my thing, basically. I don’t know what to say about it, exactly, except I didn’t know what to expect, I had a good time and actually enjoyed singing the song and enjoyed the audience.”
    Pop acknowledges that he “really hated” “American Idol” when it first started but that his opinion “changed over time and I came to respect certain things about it, bit by bit.

    Of course he likes Idol, now that he sees what a hit maker it can be and for someone to resurrect their failing career.

    Like I’ve been saying — OH no, not another singing show:

    He knows there’s a glut of singing competitions and other talent shows flooding the airwaves, so he ups the ante by offering a staggering prize: a $5 million recording contract to the winner of his new American reality series, “The X Factor.”

    Say what you will about Celeb Apprentice — it is DIFFERENT and has all the drama you need and want. (although I am sick of the Donald!)

  • Eileen99

    Whilst I eagerly log on and hit F5 until I see the results. I can enjoy the results show much better when I know who is going home (plus, I get to watch Ryan and the judges to see if they give away who is about to go home).

    Hee. You are me. I watch my feed for the outrage & lolz, then enjoy the west coast airing later on.

    Last week when Pia was eliminated, it seems like it took forever for the results show to air, lol.

  • dcglam

    Stefano has no chance of winning and therefore he should be removed now as a sacrificial lamb so Pia can come back.

    In my book, Pia didn’t have that chance either, so that makes them about equal as far as I can see. Yeah, winning isn’t always all about the vocals. The funny thing is that I have now been proven right about Pia, but not yet about Stefano.

    Message to Pia fans:
    The highlight of her career is not being on the Idol stage, but what she produces afterwards. Pia now has a golden opportunity to start early and reap the rewards!

  • dcglam

    I can’t wait to see Adam on my TV tonight!!!

    Me, too, lorismile! :)

  • tripp_ncwy

    @PMcDonaldAI10
    Meeting with 19. Lovely view. http://plixi.com/p/91616322

    I wonder if 19 is getting them all together to talk about the Pia rumors & how to handle questions that will come up.

  • girlygirl

    Or they are meeting to discussing signing him.

  • girlygirl

    artemis

    cool…it sounds like a really nice gig for Lee. good for him!

  • girlygirl

    Marie Ruffin

    ???

    Iggy Pop is American…not British — born and raised in Michigan