Idol Headlines for 04/13/12

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Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson are on Entertainment Weekly’s 30 Greatest Music Artists Right Now. Kelly is at #18 and Carrie at #4 (Entertainment Weekly)

‘American Idol’: Randy Jackson on Judges’ Decision to Save Jessica Sanchez (Video) – What did Idol’s own Randy Jackson make of the way things went down? The judge, along with Wind-Up Records CCO Gregg Wattenberg (who signed season 10′s James Durbin) talked to THR special correspondent and season 9 alum Didi Benami about the “crazy” elimination episode moments after the credits rolled. – Watch the Video at The Hollywood Reporter

American Idol Backstage Scoop: Steven and Randy Spill on Tonight’s Surprising Events- “I think every season it happens every time,” Randy explained. “It’s funny that Ryan and I were remarking tonight that Jennifer Hudson was on, we used the save for her and she came in sixth. You look at the stardom she’s got, but what I think what happens, honestly, is people forget to vote and they think their favorites are safe. I mean you saw that bottom three. Oh my god, it’s like ‘What’s going on?’” Read more at EOnline

Judge bans tweets from reporters in Hudson trial – A Cook County judge has banned reporters from tweeting inside his courtroom during the high-profile trial of a man accused of murdering three family members of singer and actress Jennifer Hudson.Until cameras are allowed in Cook County courtrooms, however, technologies like the microblogging site Twitter provide one of the few options for timely information about trials. But Judge Charles Burns does not want journalists incessantly tapping on their smartphones during William Balfour’s trial. He’s afraid they will distract the jurors and disrupt the proceedings. – Read more at the Chicago Tribune

Watch: ‘American Idol’s’ Kris Allen talks about inspiration behind ‘The Vision of Love’ – “We tried to make sure we created these characters…that people can relate to,” he says about co-writing “The Vision of Love.” “I wanted people to feel like they knew those people. It’s a call for us to not be scared… to not be afraid to offer up ourselves to help people.” “The Vision of Love” is from “Thank You Camellia,” the “American Idol” winner’s second full-length set. Allen co-wrote every song on the album, and collaborated with such writeres and producers as Nasri & Adam Messinger, Tim Pagnotta and Boots Ottestad. – Read more at Hit Fix

Carrie Underwood Talks Babies and the Secret of a Sexy Marriage – The country-singin’ diva hung out with E! News and told us, “We’re both so busy and it would be weird to have that much—you know, there’s another person depending on you.” But even though the duo aren’t planning to expand their family just yet, they definitely seem to have nailed the married life. And according to Underwood, part of the secret is to give each other some time apart. “It’s so nice to miss him, and it’s so nice to be happy every time I see him. And, you know, we really cherish the time we have together.” Read more at EOnline

Carrie Underwood on Her Fans: ‘They Made Me’ – “I’m in a unique position,” Underwood says. “You know, most other artists, it’s like they work hard, they get a record deal, and they put out an album, and then, the steam rolls a little bit more, and then they gather fans along the way. I came into this music industry in a different way through ‘American Idol,’ and I feel like I’m an elected official, often, because they voted me in. They voted for me.” “I still get people coming up to me all the time saying, ‘I voted for you! Oh, my gosh, it’s been so great to see everything that’s happened in the past seven years,’ or little kids saying, ‘I’ve listened to you ever since I was a baby,’ and I’m like, ‘Oh, my gosh, I’m old now,’ but it’s been really, really great to have that support from the beginning,” she continues. “They made me. They put me where I am, literally, through their votes and through their support and through them buying the albums afterwards. And I know there have been so many that have really hung in there and really been there since the beginning.” – Read more at Country Music is Love

Carrie Underwood on the cover of This Week’s Billboard

Chris Colfer Adopts a Senior Cat – “I adopted a cat today from the West Valley Animal Shelter!” the Glee star Tweeted on Wednesday. “His name is Brian, he’s 8 years old and 20 pounds!” Colfer dropped by the Chatsworth, Calif., shelter that afternoon with a female friend, and without getting recognized, went to the cat room and picked out the declawed brown tabby. “He was very nice,” animal care technician Jesse Franco tells PEOPLE. “Not a lot of people adopt older cats.” – Read more at People Pets.com

 
  • Anonymous

    There isn’t a thing that Randy has to say that i would be the least bit interested in.  He needs to replaced next season. 

  • Anonymous

    Walmart pre-order Thank You Camellia, by Kris Allen today and receive a Bonus
    Autographed Photo/lyric card. Quantities are limited; limit one per customer.

    http://bit.ly/HQN5HP

  • Anonymous

    That is one big mothah of a cat; he could almost eat my Pug.

  • loosegoose

    Am I reading that right? Randy said the judges used the save on JHud? They didn’t even HAVE the save that year, did they? And not until a few years after that. Guess this is his way of claiming he, Paula, and Simon knew all along that JHud would be a great success. Putz.

  • YankeeFan08

    Walmart: Pre-order Trespassing, by Adam Lambert today and receive a Bonus Autographed Booklet

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Trespassing/20685093

  • http://twitter.com/bluinjewin Landon Cox

    I mean technically they wildcarded her so they “saved” her

  • Anonymous

    He’s talking about making her a wildcard.  Even though it’s the producers decision, in the script she was Randy’s wildcard pick.

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    That is one big mothah of a cat; he could almost eat my Pug.

    I tell people that my similar (and larger!) cat could take small dogs in a bar fight. Nobody has yet asked why small dogs would be in a bar fight in the first place.

    Anyway, yay for adopting rescue animals!

  • windmills

    The subtitle of Billboard’s Carrie cover story pretty much confirms she’ll go international this time around. It says

    Country’s reigning queen reveals her plans for world domination and the secret to her new album (it involves margaritas)

    I’m sure world domination is an exaggeration, in fact the whole subtitle is whimsical. The margarita thing is something Carrie already told her fan club members in blog last summer but maybe there’s more to it.

    There’s a ton of Carrie stuff going on right now. Arista Nashville let reps from the Premiere Radio Network and ABC Radio Network check out Blown Away the album yesterday. Here are their reactions. They were both great about responding to fans with questions.
    From Tammy Ragusa of Premiere Radio Network
    https://twitter.com/#!/TammyGooGoo

    Just got a sneak peek of the upcoming @carrieunderwood album! WOW! Some fun surprises on there!

    I asked her about the biggest surprise and whether she had any faves, and this is how she replied.

    Title track is BIG surprise! Two Black Cadillacs & Wine -After Whiskey – great! No trk list w/me but 2 fun island-y tunes 2!

    Another fan asked her about her favorites

     It would be too hard to pick just one! LOVE “Good Girl” & Carrie stretched out & did some great writing on this project!.

    From Hunter Kelly of ABC Radio Network
    https://twitter.com/#!/hunterkelly

    Listened to @carrieunderwood ’s new album today, and that extra time she took making it paid off! Big step forward for her!

    I asked him if he had any faves:

    lots! Wine after whiskey was my fave though.

    Another fan asked him about Cupid’s Got A Shotgun

     fun and a touch redneck :)

    Another fan asked him about Blown Away the song

    intense :)

    Another fan asked him about Two Black Cadillacs

    deliciously dark :)

    Another fan asked him about Good In Goodbye

    it has a good message

    Hunter Kelly also confirmed that the closing track on Blown Away which is called Who Are You? is written solely by….Mutt Lange, who is Shania’s ex-husband. That’s a surprise.

    You can hear Carrie talking about her AI fans in this audio. Here’s what she said transcribed:

    “I’m in a unique position. You know, most other artists, it’s like they work hard, they get a record deal, and they put out an album, and then, you know, the steam rolls a little bit more, and then they gather fans along the way. I came into this music industry in a different way through American Idol, and I feel like I’m an elected official, often, because they voted me in. They voted for me. I still get people coming up to me all the time saying, ‘I voted for you! Oh, my gosh, it’s been so great to see everything that’s happened in the past seven years.’ And…or little kids saying, ‘I’ve listened to you ever since I was a baby,’ and I’m like, ‘Oh, my gosh, I’m old now,’ but (laughs) it’s been really, really great to have that support from the beginning. They made me. They put me where I am, literally, through their votes and through their support and through them buying the albums afterwards. And I know there have been so many that have really hung in there and really been there since the beginning, and we do our fan club stuff, and it’s like, oh, my gosh, it’s the sixth year, you know? This is the sixth year of the fan club. There are people, a big chunk of people, that have been there since the first year, and that means a lot.”

  • Anonymous

    The only autographed booklet you’ll get is the front cover that’s always in the CD case, but it will be autographed.  

    No Randy — people didn’t forget to vote.  They voted for their favorites, not who you wanted them to vote for.

  • iani

     James at the Viper Room videos, thanks to john_socal http://goo.gl/sPJiT and some pictures, thanks to Scott(wehoscott) http://goo.gl/SeuX9 .

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if Chris Colfer’s cat met his goldfish yet.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SYFK77IYLRQIVATQ2MJKSW2J7Y Pam

    Here are last night’s ratings from tvbythenumbers.

    Fox won the night with adults 18-49 paced by American Idol which was three tenths higher last week with a 4.2 adults 18-49 rating.

    8:00 FOX American Idol 4.2/13 15.34

  • http://twitter.com/raya4 raya

    Both Heejun and Erika have tweeted about being on their way back to LA.  I’m assuming tour photoshoot or something? 

  • Valentin432

    It’s interesting that they plan to market Carrie to international audiences.
    She’s always been successfull in Canada and Australia is another country that has their own brand of Country music but outside of those two markets, I’m not sure country music is popular anywhere else in the globe.

    Taylor Swift is an international success but she’s marketed more as a teen pop sensation outside the US.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I3NQHPT3NA6VGKK22RCMTGOCII Tiffany

    I think Randy meant they saved JHud with the wildcard.

  • larc

    I wonder if Chris Colfer’s cat met his goldfish yet.

    Not only met, but liked the goldfish very much.  Thought it was delicious!  ;)

  • loosegoose

    OK, but saying that in the context of using the Save during competition rounds gives a totally wrong impression.

  • Anonymous

    Why isn’t Jessica Sanchez on the cover of Billboard? She’s the best singer in America and she should be on the cover and all pages contained within…. Woah sorry think Randy Jackson possessed me there… His speech was such bs….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I3NQHPT3NA6VGKK22RCMTGOCII Tiffany

    Love the cover but still hate that song and video.

  • Anonymous

    I think it’s popular in New Zealand.

  • Anonymous

    Here is an interview with Nile Rogers (he laid down the guitar tracks for Shady, a track on Adams new album) and a tweet from him. I think both really speak to the process of writing and producing an album. I think he really explains how music doesn’t just pop-out fully formed and it’s why so many albums get delayed.  The artist and producers just keep tinkering or re-writing until they are happy. I can easily see creative/idea type people going “what if we did this or tried that”.

    tweet:

    Nile Rodgers
    ?
    @nilerodgers
    I just listened to the mix of “Shady” and
    Adam is really singing his A$$ off. I think he redid the harmony vocals
    since I played on it!

    interview HERE: http://www.nme.com/blog/index.php?blog=1&p=12093&title=what_makes_a_great_producer&more=1&c=1

    What Makes A Great Producer? An Interview With Nile Rodgers

    What makes a great producer?

    Almost all the producers I know and dig, like Quincy Jones or Brian
    Eno, are really musicians first. I’m a composer, an orchestrator, an
    arranger and a musician first. I know how to write and rewrite songs,
    and the genius is really in the rewriting.
    You don’t hear the first or second or sometimes only fiftieth thing we
    producers do, you hear the final one. That’s the gift of really great
    producers: they’re terrific writers or rewriters.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIHKL34XDORTS2UZP4SWUUTG3U randi

    Randy needs to STFU already.  On Wednesday night they said “vote for your favorites” and then on Thursday when Jessica got eliminated they said “vote for the best”.   If it’s really about voting for the best perhaps they can stop giving P2 a tongue bath and actually tell him to start enunciating his words and tell Josh to stop screeching at us and tell Elsie to stop squatting like she’s taking a dump on stage (makes me cringe) and tell Colton to just go away. 

    I’m so over this season of Idol at this point.  The handwriting is on the wall.  The final 2 are going to be P2 and Colton.  Another predictable boring outcome and it’ll be Cook v5.0 winning yet again. 

    Personally I’d like Skylar to win but I don’t see it happening. 

  • Anonymous

    This is standard operating procedures for Idol. Pimp and over praise the ones they like and dismiss the others. This is nothing new, it’s been going on for years. I can’t believe that there are people shocked by what happened last night and are upset by the judges reactions. Those who are upset with the voters need to realize who the voters are, know how and why they vote the way they vote. Jessica was in the bottom not because people voted against her, instead they voted for people they liked more or who’s music was to their choosing. Just because Jessica is technically better don’t mean that her performances are everyone else’s favorites. 

  • Anonymous

    Also from Niles’ blog

    http://nilerodgers.com/blogs/planet-c-in-english/1539-the-adam-lambert-song-shady

     
    I also had two conference calls and I did an interview with Rolling Stone magazine. It was regarding the Adam Lambert Song “Shady.” I played on this song a few months ago.

    The journalist wanted to know what it was
    like to work with Adam. I explained to him that working with Adam felt
    comfortable and desperate at the same time. “Desperate?,” he asked. “In
    what way?” I said, “We only had a few hours to work because of both our
    schedules.” I was leaving town the next day as was Adam. Time was our
    enemy but because we had no choice we booked Avatar studio and just went
    in to get it done.

    Adam was professional and focused but he
    also allowed me to interpret the song my way. After I played what I
    wanted, we collaborated on some other ideas. Then, I just jammed along
    and improvised on The Adam Lambert Song “Shady.”

    ETA can’t figure out why the first part is in italics???

  • V Jemmy

    Looks like Randy is having a revisionist history moment.

    Didn’t John Stevens come in 6th that year?

  • larc

    OK, but saying that in the context of using the Save during competition rounds gives a totally wrong impression.

    ITA!  Wild cards may be considered “saves” in a sense, but they are filling slots purposely left for them.  They aren’t like a Judges’ Save that alters the show’s regular process.

  • Anonymous

    Video: Kris Allen’s “The Vision of Love” music video clip on Showbiz Tonight, 04/12/2012

    http://youtu.be/t62zk4IjbI0

  • Anonymous

    If CU’s trying to go international, might explain her new attempts at appearing less country and more “edgy.”

  • Anonymous

    Walmart has a track listing for Haley’s album on their site!

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/20699294 

  • Anonymous

    I kind of figured that she would try to be more Taylor Swifty and less Country Barbie after that trip to Australia last year. She really wants to tour Internationally and I can’t blame her for that. I have never thought of Carrie as edgy, but maybe this is what she’s going for with this new album and new look.   

  • Anonymous

    Windmills, thank you so much. Now that we know Who Are You is a Mutt Lange song, then it is final that no Kara Dioguardi song made it to the album. Whew, a sigh of relief! lol

  • Anonymous

    Jennifer went out in 7th place.  Geez, Randy, take notes!

  • Anonymous

    Oh my indeed.

    WalMart…You’re killing me here. Haley and Kris are both getting exclusive things? But, but….I already pre-ordered their deluxe fan edition albums from their websites. Why must you tempt me with more goodies? D: Assuming that “exclusive” for Haley doesn’t just mean that the deluxe version of her album is being sold there of course. Aahhhh. I want Kris’s autographed photo lyric card ASAP! Wonder if it’s the lyrics to TVOL, something else, or more than one song. Sounds so cool. Props to the person who’s idea it was.

    iTunes(And basically any other store at this point.)better not tempt me into buying their albums digitally too by having one or two exclusive bonus tracks.(I’m still mad that “Why Don’t You Try” didn’t make it onto a physical version of Kelly’s “Stronger”.)I mean. I would buy a shiz ton of their albums for the hell of it if I could, but I can’t afford it. It’s bad enough that I want a vinyl version of “Thank You Camellia” as well. Why was I cursed with a need to collect things? Especially since I have yet to complete any of my collections. lol

    Also. YAY for Haley’s album track list finally being revealed!! Glad I’m getting the deluxe version since 10 songs isn’t nearly enough. Love all the names though.<3 Now all we need is the album cover. Which I'm really REALLY excited to see.

    *PleaseExcuseMySpazingI'mAHappyCamperRightNow*

  • windmills

    Valentin432: It’s interesting that they plan to market Carrie to international audiences. She’s always been successfull in Canada and Australia is another country that has its own brand of Country music but outside of those two markets, I’m not sure country music is popular anywhere else in the globe.

    Alan Jackson and Brad Paisley have both had successful tours in certain European markets. Alan’s music is very traditional, and Brad mixes traditional with contemporary country. I don’t think their album sales are amazing in Europe but in the last couple of years, they’ve each had 5-10 date European tours that drew 5-10k people per stop. Not bad at all.

    Dan Wootton just tweeted confirmation of Carrie’s UK plans (with picture):

    Just interviewed @carrieunderwood - one of my favourite American singers. Guess what? She’s finally coming to the UK!

    Follow up tweet:

    Think all revealed about Carrie Underwood’s UK plans next week. But it’s about time! If you haven’t heard her, first single is Good Girl.

    He also said he interviewed her for Now magazine.

    Without reading the Billboard article I can only guess at what the plans are but I do know this: Sony Australia had been trying to get Carrie over to Australia since her debut album but she chose to focus on getting established as a touring act in North America first. Simon Fuller talked about taking her international with Play On and said they’d start with Australia, then go to the UK and I think Germany. They only somewhat got to Australia after the Play On era was wrapped up in the US. IMO that had a lot to do with the intensity of the PO tour and also the fact that Carrie got married and had the chance to do Soul Surfer in 2010. I really think Simon Fuller’s wanted her to go international for a long time and Carrie’s the one who’s kind of slowed things down.

    With Carrie’s full fledged tour not starting until the fall season IMO they’re probably going to do some international promo for Blown Away this summer. There’s already indications of a special UK release because they have a 6/18 release date for a deluxe edition of BA (the 4 extra tracks are Before He Cheats, Last Name, Cowboy Casanova, and Jesus Take The Wheel). Maybe Mike can even accompany Carrie overseas somewhat this summer and they can mix in some traveling during his offseason. 

    Different songs on BA are being described as “deliciously dark”, “island-y”, and a “little redneck”. I’ve heard full demos for Wine After Whiskey and Leave Love Alone, a partial demo for Thank God For Hometowns. Wine After Whiskey and Thank God For Hometowns sound country/pop (with a definite country feel) and Leave Love Alone is rootsy. Doesn’t sound like a pop album a la Taylor or Lady Antebellum to me. Thank Jeebus for that because that would’ve really disappointed me. But, I guess we’ll really see when the album comes out. I definitely don’t think it’ll be a traditional country album a la Kellie’s 100 Proof but I also don’t see it being on the opposite end of the spectrum masquerading as country either.

  • Anonymous

    There is not one thing country about “Good Girl.”
    I have a feeling there isn’t a country song on the whole album.
    What a shame.

  • Nele621

    Isn’t fourth place the highest any saved contestant reached? Does not look good for Jessica Sanchez. I don’t see how a person getting the least amount of votes out of seven has a prayer of winning. Even tho she had never been in the bottom three before this week, it is possible she could have been bottom four. Since the biggest demo of AI are women in their 40s, they are the ones not voting for Jessica.

    That’s a shame because she is so much more talented than Colton and Phillip.

  • Nele621

    How many times has Randy said America always gets it right? Will he say that after Jessica is eliminated and not even make finale?

  • Anonymous

    Maybe, but there’s a huge difference between the others who were saved and Jessica.  If Jessica is allowed to be herself, she may be able to pick up some more casual voters.  

    Larc said; ITA! Wild cards may be considered “saves” in a sense, but they are filling slots purposely left for them. They aren’t like a Judges’ Save that alters the show’s regular process.

    But, in both cases at some point both the wild cards and the saved people didn’t receive enough votes to continue on in the competition, so the presence of both does alter things.

  • http://twitter.com/Miztig Miz

    Why don’t any of these reporters ever call Randy and the others out on their BS? I wonder if JHud knows they used the non-existent save on her in her season or that she came in 6th.

    I watched Monica and Beyonce on a morning show on Wednesday and I was struck by how much a carbon copy Jessica really is. I think that is her problem. There is nothing original about her. I like her and think she has a wonderful voice, but I would like to see the real Jessica.

    Another thing that may have hurt her was the package before the group song with Hollie and Joshua. She came off very humorless in that. 

  • Anonymous

    It’s interesting that they plan to market Carrie to international audiences.
    She’s always been successfull in Canada and Australia is another country that has its own brand of Country music but outside of those two markets, I’m not sure country music is popular anywhere else in the globe.

    Carrie has been popular somewhere, since she sold 2 million albums outside of the US.  That being said, I would guess that the bulk of that was due to Some Hearts, and had a lot to do with Before He Cheats.

  • Anonymous

    I prefer country pop to country anyday that is probably why carrie and taylor are my favorites in the genre… That being said if carries album has variety like it seems it will have, there will be something on there for everybody..

    variety is good and it was what scottys album lacked for me… ;/ (no offense scotty fans)

  • Anonymous

    The save didn’t happen until S8, so how could the judges have used it on J-Hud, Randy?

  • http://aquayers.blogspot.com aquayers

    I agree with you. Country music seems only popular in US,Canada or Australia. My country,Indonesia didn’t get Carrie’s CD at all in the music store here. I had to import her CD through amazon or expensive import music store. But Taylor Swift is very popular in here,maybe because her music is teen pop country. I definitely think Carrie has the goods to conquer the Asian market,she has to release country songs that leaning to pop though.

  • Valentin432

    Yes, Carrie is very popular in Canada, she sang Inside Your Heaven on Canadian Idol the summe after her win and Some Hearts sold 3 times platinium there.
    I would guess that a big part of those 2M sale came from the Great White North.

    I’m surprised Brad Paisley and Allan Jackson can tour in Europe successfully because to me country music seemed almost unknown in most parts I’ve been in Europe.

  • Anonymous

    Jessica is a carbon copy yet Skylar or Phiilip are not? SMH

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F3XJE5GRAUMYR7Y5RYZUW7SC4U md

     ”Wonderland” debuted on VOA during an interview with Haley.

    http://www.voanews.com/mp3/voa/english/bord/BORDERCROSSINGS.mp3

    Around the 11:20 mark, 3/8″ of an inch in.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, Carrie is very popular in Canada, she sang Inside Your Heaven on Canadian Idol the summe after her win and Some Hearts sold 3 times platinium there. I would guess that a big part of those 2M sale came from the Great White North.

     

    Three times Platinum in Canada would be 240,000 albums.  So, that still leads a lot of albums that aren’t accounted for.

  • Anonymous

    Stefano put his single’s cover on his twitter page.  
    https://twitter.com/#!/stefanolangone

    I have no words to explain that.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for the laugh, what do he think he is. I don’t know if he’s trying to look like a ladies man or gansta. 

  • Mateja Praznik
  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    I think Stefano is more adorable/cute than a ladies man.  However, he has a beautiful voice!

    I don’t know if the racial issue comes into play with Jessica.  I would hope not.  America will accept an African American or Multi-Racial contestant as winner or runner-up, but we haven’t had someone like Jessica get higher than 3rd place.  She really needs to let lose and show us more.  I believe she can make the Finals if Phillip is eliminated.

  • Anonymous

    “It’s funny that Ryan and I were remarking tonight that Jennifer Hudson was on, we used the save for her and she came in sixth.

    HUH? They didn’t have a Save in Season 3. (DID they?)

  • Anonymous

    That Billboard Cover photo of Carrie is absolutely drop dead gorgeous!

  • Anonymous

    While Jessica has this incredible voice, I just don’t think she’s connecting with people and IMHO its her age.  She’s singing this powerhouse songs about experiences in life that she is just really too young to project “as real” so she comes off as a pageant princess.  Same with Hollie.  Beautiful voices, empty vessels. And body language: First and foremost, their bodies are just not fully developed; they are not women yet but are singing these songs — what do they talk about on the show: The Whole Package?  They just simply are “not there yet”. I would bet the milk money that these 2 very young (albeit talented) girls do not have the male votes.  If these girls had waited a few years then tried out on AI they would be hard to beat. 

  • Anonymous

    Hopefully at LITV Kris will not forget the words this timeon the Girl Pop Medley!; :)

    @KA_Examiner: Kris is soundchecking firework rn. We are the first here.

  • http://twitter.com/Miztig Miz

    Skylar and Phillip weren’t the lowest vote getters last night and were not mentioned anywhere in my post. I was responding to the interview Randy gave about Jessica. I was making an observation as to why that might be when the girl is obviously talented.

    I’m not really familiar with Dave Matthews, who evidently Phillip sounds like, so I don’t know if he is or isn’t. Skylar reminds me of a young Reba McEntire, but I don’t think she’s a carbon copy.

  • Anonymous

    John tweeted that he’s headed to Napa. I guess that’s why Kris is doing the girl pop medley? :)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    For how long nigel intend to keep Randy as a judge? Can’t they see his is embarassing the whole show?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/C6HV2UO4WHAHKMAPXSH5DZTLAM drew

    American Idol added the “save” in season 8.  Jennifer was eliminated in the Top 7 week. It’s not surprising Randy and Ryan don’t know any better.

  • Anonymous

    tripp_ncwy:

    Hopefully at LITV Kris will not forget the words this time on the Girl Pop Medley!; :)

    Although he’s pretty darn cute even when he flubs it up! Either way, it’s a win for the audience! :-) Hope we get video!

  • larc

    Isn’t fourth place the highest any saved contestant reached? Does not look good for Jessica Sanchez.

    Another way to look at it is the number of places gained from being saved.  Matt Giraud was saved at #7 and went out at #5 (gain of 2), Michael Lynche was saved at #9 and went out at #4 (gain of 5), and Casey Abrams was saved at #11 and went out at #6 (gain of 5).  If Jessica manages to average what they did, it would mean she gets eliminated at #3 (gain of 4).

  • Anonymous

    Although he’s pretty darn cute even when he flubs it up! Either way, it’s a win for the audience! :-) Hope we get video!  

    I agree.  I think the pop medley is more about having fun, and showing his personality, and not so much about the delivering a perfect performance.  The radio people who will be there are interested in whether or not their listeners are having fun, and if the artists connect with them.  Kris saying that he forgot the lines is more memorable than the performance itself, since he really didn’t go with a complex arrangement for the medley.  

  • Anonymous

    Interesting this pic of CU and the “gone-with-the-wind” one – somewhat similar in vibe.  Fun watching TPTB attempting to eliminate the corn-fed/good girl Carrie and offer an edgier/sexier one.  Problem is, IMO, it’s not her personality.  In performance she can offer a good performance, but because of her inability to move on stage, not a sexy one.  But, since she’s a zillionaire, she can afford to try something new.  (And the BB pic, without her name underneath, wouldn’t be immediately identifiable – just another pretty generic blond.)

  • Anonymous

    Ju’Not needs to move on already.

     @JuNotJoyner: Everyone thought I was just bitter…now that@tmz says it’s rigged, it’s the word now? 

    He’s referring to several tweets that TMZ sent out today, where they pretty much call AI liars for saying that the judges didn’t know that Jessica was eliminated.  But, then TMZ tries to smooth things over by implying that the judges knew that they were going to use the save, but not that they would use it to save Jessica.

  • Nele621

    Britney and Bieber were 15 when they made it big. I think Jessica not getting votes has something to do with the demo that is NOT voting for her, and not because the AI audience thinks she isn’t ready. The AI voters don’t necessarily vote for the right reasons, and they don’t always get it right. A teeny example is I don’t think Tamyra Grey should have been eliminated before Nikki McGibbons.

  • windmills

    lovetheusa1776: Interesting this pic of CU and the “gone-with-the-wind” one – somewhat similar in vibe.  Fun watching TPTB attempting to eliminate the corn-fed/good girl Carrie and offer an edgier/sexier one.  Problem is, IMO, it’s not her personality.

    I really don’t think there’s an attempt to eliminate the corn-fed good girl Carrie. The 2nd single from the album is the title track, which is a story song that starts with a weatherman reporting that storms are expected in a town in Oklahoma. In the video, Carrie will look like this, which is pretty much the polar opposite of the Good Girl fashion show blitz. Blown Away is allegedly a really intense track. And, Cupid’s Got A Shotgun was described by one radio guy as a “little redneck”. 

    Here’s a tweet from a 3rd person, who listened to the album today: https://twitter.com/#!/NashvilleBecca/status/190923347603898368

    Wow @CarrieUnderwood Blown Away (5/1) runs the gamut – dark & devious, sweet & innocent, hopeful heartbroken happy. I dig Leave Love Alone

    She also followed by describing One Way Ticket like this:

    “One Way Ticket is definitely tropical. I said it felt like Carrie meets Zac Brown Band. Different for her but fun

  • BonnieDee

    He said “one of the best singers,”  Not THE BEST.  Geez. I would argue that Jessica is the best singer left in this competition. The only one close to her talent is Elise.

  • BonnieDee

    It was a fluke.  People were trying to save Hollie.  Jessica will be fine.

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    I thought Jessica would be in the TOP 2.  I would be pleased if she gets the trip home at TOP 3.  Even TOP 5 would be nice to make that extra $50,000 and the trip to Disney World.  But going out before that would be a diaster, IMO.

  • Anonymous

    I tend to disagree – as noted previously, if the record people are looking to make inroads internationally, it’s a lot harder if CU stays country (well, country as it’s defined today – lol).  IMO, she just doesn’t look genuine trying to sex it up.  (That last Good Girl performance (CMA?) on youtube was not convincing.  And the audience response reflected that.)   But, no harm in trying.

  • Anonymous

    So Randy, not only did you not use the save on JHud, and she didn’t go out in 6th place, you also said on this weeks results show, that you were shocked and had never seen this happen in any season!!

  • Anonymous

    Do you have a clip of Deandre on Anderson today?  I couldnt even look up until now at work, please???? Thank you

  • MissMyEm

    “American Idol Backstage Scoop: Steven and Randy Spill on Tonight’s Surprising Events-
    “I think every season it happens every time,” Randy explained. “It’s
    funny that Ryan and I were remarking tonight that Jennifer Hudson was
    on, we used the save for her and she came in sixth. You look at the
    stardom she’s got, but what I think what happens, honestly, is people
    forget to vote and they think their favorites are safe. I mean you saw
    that bottom three. Oh my god, it’s like ‘What’s going on?’” “

    What is Randy smoking???  There was no such thing as the save when Jennifer Hudson was on Idol.  That was season 3 and I don’t believe the “save” came before Season 8.   If I recall, Matt Giraud was the first save.  

    As for the Jessica Sanchez save…I knew unless it was Holly and maybe Colton, they’d save everyone.  After all week after week it’s a lovefest for everyone but Holly.   Personally I am not in love with anyone this year but I do like some more than others even though I do concede that everyone has a really good voice.  I just think some have more charisma than others and I think that, for me, Jessica, Holly and Phillip (please do not stone me fans of these people it’s just an opinion) have the least.   I do however think we will see a Phillip/Colton Finale, unless the judges over do the pimping on one of these guys.   Jimmy’s opinion, it appears, doesn’t hold up as anything.

    I actually think they wasted the save on Jessica.  NOT because she is not a good singer, but with all the drooling Jimmy does over her and has from the beginning, my belief is he would have signed her no matter what, as he did with Pia Tosacano the year before.  Jimmy goes for that type of singer and also, I think for long dark haired girls.

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick kesia monteith

    This is just a snippet of Deandre on Anderson. Click on the link to lead to more snippets of the interview. It is the best I can do. There are some very cute parts, this one my fave <3. Enjoy!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DzjE0rutW28

    ETA: Plus, I found this nice treat. Hope you like ;)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUZcaHoRLA0&feature=related

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick kesia monteith

    Based on the internet comments I have been reading, I doubt it is a fluke. 
    :(

  • Anonymous

    f CU’s trying to go international, might explain her new attempts at appearing less country and more “edgy.”

    This is a good point and may well be true. Haven’t been really digging the Good Girl song or vid because I don’t see this as country, but I can see where it could translate into a pop hit internationally. Carrie is gorgeous and talented and if she is determined to crack the market overseas, I have every reason to believe she’ll do it. And maybe that exposure will be good for other country artists.