Idol Headlines for 04/14/12

Colton Dixon tweets, “Reunited with @EVanPeltAI11 @BrackensickAI11 and @HHanAI11 !:-). Tour photoshoot!”

The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade featuring Haley Reinhart, Siobhan Magnus and Javier Colon begins today at 10 am in Washington DC. You can watch a live stream of the festivities HERE.

A slew of Idols will play at the Andy Williams Theater in Branson, MO this summer. The first crop begins on May 15 and includes Lee DeWyze, Blake Lewis, Elliott Yamin, Kim Caldwell and Thia Megia. Click for More Info.

Heejun and Phillip Reunited!

Heejun Han tweets, “RE-UNITED STATES OF AMERICAN-IDOL. http://pic.twitter.com/11b1YzLH”

“American Idol”: Have they lost the kids? – For years, “Idol” was TV’s unrivaled ratings champ, and a big part of its success lay in its appeal to young people, who made it their No. 1 TV choice for years. But this year, critics are attacking the show as increasingly stodgy while viewership has plunged more than 30% among teens and 20-somethings. And many of those viewers have gone to NBC’s “The Voice,” a hipper and sexier upstart that has much younger judges and often edgier songs. “The Voice” has pulled even with “Idol” in ratings among young adults and has a median age of 43, according to Nielsen. While not exactly brimming with youth, that figure nevertheless beats “Idol,” which has a median viewer age of 48 — 14 years higher than it was when the show premiered back in summer 2002. – Read more at the LA Times

Wichita senior’s prom invite shows up on ‘American Idol’ – Nobody had asked her to the prom, so Katie Elder took action. In a mood of silly abandon, the 17-year-old Campus High School senior sent American Idol contestant Colton Dixon a “prom box,” an invitation asking him to take her to the school’s senior prom on April 28. She’s been a fan of his from the beginning.
The box contained a cardboard cutout of teen idol Justin Bieber, along with photos of Elder, the official prom invitation, a sheet of information about her, and a top ten list of reasons why Dixon should be her prom date instead of the Justin Bieber cutout.- Read more at Kansas City.com

‘Idol Hangover': Season 10’s James Durbin On Bringing the Heavy, Rebellion to ‘American Idol’ (Video) – American Idol alum James Durbin joins THR on the Idol Hangover couch this week to talk about his performance on Thursday’s elimination show, being “the rebel” of season 10 and inspiring fellow Santa Cruz native Chris Rene to audition for X Factor. The rocker’s endless charm, which delighted millions last year, is on full display during the interview as Durbin offers invaluable advice to the season 11 finalists and performs the song “Right Behind You” for Idol Hangover viewers. – Read more at the Hollywood Reporter

Photo Flash: Check Out Stephen King & John Mellencamp’s GHOST BROTHERS OF DARKLAND COUNTY – Justin Guarini & More! – Atlanta’s ALLIANCE THEATRE launched its world premiere of Stephen King and John Mellencamp’s new blues and rock musical, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County on April 11, 2012. Directed by Susan V. Booth, the show runs at the Alliance though May 13, 2012. Production shots have been released and BroadwayWorld brings you a look here! Check them out, along with shots from the opening night curtain call and celebration below! – See the photos at Broadway World

Talking with Justin Guarini, starring in ‘Ghost Brothers of Darkland County’ – Justin Guarini, runner-up season one of “American Idol” a decade ago, knows about being a guinea pig for something potentially big. So joining the Stephen King/John Mellencamp musical “Ghost Brothers of Darkland County” at the Alliance Theatre was a challenge he welcomed. And he’s embraced the cast, the music, even the special effects. “It’s been tiring but really good,” he said. “The coolest part is getting direct feedback from Stephen and John and T-Bone [Burnett.] It was inspiring to be able to sit with T-Bone and work with him on these songs, to see how organic his creative process is.” – Read more at the Atlanta Journal Constitution

What is David Archuleta up to at Mormon Missionary Training Center? His elders & sisters tell all – Murray native and “American Idol” finalist David Archuleta began his journey to become a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints by entering Missionary Training Center in late March.
It was thought that once he went inside the doors of the secretive Provo institution, the 21-year-old would be out of the public eye for about two years, spending about 10 weeks at MTC and then the rest of his time in his assigned mission, reportedly in Chile. But this is an age where social media breaks down ramparts and bulwarks, no matter how much Elder Archuleta desires his pious privacy. As a consequence, the public and his fans have been able to read about his experiences through blog posts written by fellow elders and sisters at MTC. – Read more at Salt Lake Tribune

The Annual On Stage! Event Takes Place Thursday, Apr. 19 – Greensboro, NC — Students in Guilford County will showcase their skills and raise money for their schools. Students will take the stage next Thursday for the Guilford Education Alliance’s annual On Stage! performance. Frank Mickens, Eric Chilton and Jackie Fernandez will emcee the event. Musician Chris Daughtry will serve as honorary chair and he will perform at the event. Some 450 Guilford County Schools students will perform. – Read more at Digtriad.com

News: Dancing’s Maks: We Are Taking It Easier This Week – First things first, Melissa is doing well. She’s quite an inspiration. It’s not like her injury was a crazy trauma, but it’s definitely scary and not something you want to see on the show. This is not The Hunger Games. It’s Dancing with the Stars. It’s not without struggle and adversity, but it’s not a blood sport. We love to see people fall down and get up metaphorically speaking, not literally. Watching the playback made me think, “Am I doing the right thing? Am I pushing her too hard?” There was a lot of debating within myself. But Melissa and I spoke afterward on how to proceed and where we’re gonna go. We’re gonna try to take this week easier. It goes against everything I believe in and my process, but I’ve matured enough to understand that sometimes, certain things are not worth it. This is one of those moments where it’s not worth the drama and not worth putting her through it.- Read more at SeattlePI.com

  • Anonymous

    Alot of good things happening for all our Idol Favs-I’m proud of all of them & wish them all much success

  • Chris

    So David A. thought he was going to be out of sight but others are blogging about their experience with him? Seems odd. May be once he leaves the training.

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

    I was watching the live feed and when Haley was ready to sing, they lost their live connection and it didnt come back up until she had left.  She looked good though.  I did see Sioban sing, she was still hitting those high notes.

  • Anonymous

    Same damn thing happened to me.  Stupid Randy Jackson.

  • http://twitter.com/HaleysShindig HaleysShindig

    Ugh, Haley can’t catch a break sometimes, the feed froze just as they announced her. 

  • Anonymous

    The Cherry Blossom Festival Parade is a wonderful event.  It is nice that Idol participants are included most years.  I am so happy to see Justin doing well.  He really is a triple threat that can act, sing and dance.  I wish I was able to attend Ghost Brothers.  It seems to be the hit of the season in Atlanta.

    Justin will not be performing in Ghost Brothers today. He is the featured entertainer at the Alliance Theater’s A Tony Evening 2012.
    http://alliancetheatre.org/Alliance/A-Tony-Evening/A-Tony-Evening_FY12/About.aspx

  • Anonymous

    That LA times article about Idol losing kids made me rather sad.  Of course, like me the rest of Idol’s starting audience is ten years older.  The 30 year olds are now 40 year olds.  IMO they often vote off the people that could appeal to the younger audience.  This year it was Deandre.  Sorry, I just can’t shake my disappointment over Deandre though I am working on it.

  • Anonymous

    Me too.  Still missing DeAndre on Idol.  Now will vote for Jessica!

  • djafan

    David Archuleta still in the news.  My google alerts keep coming.  I really didn’t know what to expect when David A entered the MTC and I’m sure he didn’t either.  I know he wants to have a normal missionary experience and maybe once everyone gets used to his presence it will change.  Rumor has it he leaves to Chile on the 16th.  I can’t say I would be happy if he was ignored :| I do hope things quiet down for him though.

  • Anonymous

    That LA times article must be outdated-they aren’t even in ratings, idol kicks their ass in the demo and is the only show these days that can still get a 5.

  • Anonymous

    VH1’s Jim Shearer named checked Haley when he introduced B.O.b.’s video this morning.  He mention that B.o.b.was featured on her CD.  Happy to hear her name on the Countdown.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    James’ video interview on THR is funny.  He’s so engrossed with watching the video of himself on Idol that he stops the interview just to watch and comment (remarking that his drummer got more time on camera than he did!).  James really IS his own biggest fan!  lol

  • Anonymous

    Colton Dixon ? @CDixonAI11 Reply  Retweet  Favorite · Open
    Reunited with @EVanPeltAI11 @BrackensickAI11 and @HHanAI11 !:-). Tour photoshoot!

  • Kitwana

    There’s no way David A will ever be treated like a normal missionary or be able to serve his mission “anonymously”.  Maybe 10 years ago before the internet was readily available worldwide, before twitter, before Facebook, before the world became “celebrity obsessed” and before camera phones but not in 2012.  Not even in Chile.  There are fans there.  One of his fansites in Chile actually posted a reminder to fellow fans to not bother him while he’s serving his mission but what are the chances of that happening?  Slim to none. Sort of sad.  He’s been in the public eye basically since his Star Search days at 11.  It would have been nice if he could just have two years for himself out of the public eye.  Ironically, going away on the LDS mission may have upped the public interest in him because it is such an unusual move for a celebrity to take and it thrust him back into the public eye in a year where a member of the LDS church may become the president of the United States. I’m pretty sure that there will continue to be lots of stories about David the next two years.  Just hope these stories don’t interfere too much with what he is looking for in his mission.

  • djafan

    This is one of my favorite songs on David Archuleta’s Forevermore album, Tell Me, a song about breaking up set to Nandito Ako clips.  Very very good editing and the vocals are perfect.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=d8S-7Oas0RE

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4PLQMZV4QX7CHQCAUVXJBXYUCM wicked

    Picture/article of AI contestants who supposedly left the music:
    ‘Idols’ Who Walked Away
    Who Needs a Music Career?

    These stars got famous for their singing on “American Idol.”
    These days, they’re focusing on anything but. -Xfinity Music Programmers

    http://xfinity.comcast.net/slideshow/music-idolswhowalked/?cid=hero_media

    Someone tell Scotty he “put his career on hold to attend college.”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AGWO435FL6UN2ICRVTFLWRJZSA Lexie

    People have already tweeted Scotty about this…how aggravating, hope it doesn’t hurt him in any way.  Just last night, in backstage interviews, he told the press that they were working out a 2-3 day class schedule and tour/do shows the rest of the week.  Isn’t this actually pretty normal (I know that’s how Brad Paisley does it) or do most artists perform every single night of the week?

  • djafan

     It’s like a double edged sword.  Some believe that David A is not well known outside of Utah or the Philippines.  But like you mentioned Chile is only one South American country where David A has fans.  The last time I counted David A has over 100 fan sites and blogs dedicated to him, recently tumbler’s dedicated to David A have exploded.  The fans seem to have become more organized.  David A weekly worldwide trending  topics trend at will it seems.  There is a calendar for planned weekly trends for the entire two years.  I also hope that David A gets the experience he desires or needs. 

    On another note Nandito Ako miniseries with English subtitle is in the works.

  • Anonymous

    Oh Comcast.  They can’t do anything right.  I think few of those people would be surprised to learn that they aren’t making music anymore.  I guess nobody told them that Katherine McPhee got a record deal out of her role on Smash.  Melinda and Fantasia would also be shocked.

  • Anonymous

    cool to hear what the Idols are up to … not surprised David A.’s creating a buzz even if he’s trying to keep a low profile, price of fame I guess … on the bright side all the buzz has his Forevermore cd selling out in the Phils, additional trax just turned up for download at mymusicstore and even Amazon here finally has the album back in stock.

  • Anonymous
  • shamrock

    I just love James’ tender rendition of “Right behind you”. <3 <3 <3

  • shamrock

    (remarking that his drummer got more time on camera than he did!).

    Ever heard of people cracking jokes?

    And as he said, he was watching because he was cracking up during the performance because of Steven’s faces. There is a good chance, he didn’t have the chance to see it yet, as they as far as I know immediately after left for the Viper room.

    Furthermore, watching yourself back is the best way to improve. I strongly hope they make the contestants do that on the show.

    ETA:
    James is a big fan of Jeff (the drummer) and his over-the-top outgoing personality, I think they are kindred spirits in that way. During the video shoot for LMB he told that Jeff suddenly hat the idea to put his drumsticks on fire and juggled them, James was very happy that it was seen in the final video.

  • Anonymous

    LOL at Heejun and PP , yay for reunion and Photoshoot !!! :)

    And not videos from Haley yet? hopefully someone took some to share. ;) 
    BTW i like the retro feeling of her cover album…. job well done !!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “Ever heard of people cracking jokes?”

    lol  Of course, but I thought that James was a little too serious when he made that comment.  Like he was a little surprised that his drummer had so much screen time AND his own camera.  lol

    ” There is a good chance, he didn’t have the chance to see it yet, as
    they as far as I know immediately after left for the Viper room.”

    Oh, I realize that, but it’s the first time that I’ve seen anyone literally stop an interview to focus on a video of their own performance regardless of whether they had seen it or not.  I’ve never seen that before and I found it very amusing.  lol

  • Anonymous

     Like. Like. Like. (your post)

    I loved the interview. James has become so comfortable being interviewed now, and his personality really shines. He is funny. He is cute. He  is fun. He is enjoying life, and feeling so blessed that he is GETTING the opportunity to do what he loves – make music. I love his sense of humor.

    His guitar playing was really impressive on “Right Behind You” (and all the little extras with Didi), and I, too, loved the tender rendition of “Right Behind You”

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

    Deandre is a cute young guy who couldn’t garner enough votes on American Idol. I think that says something about his singing. He was too damn proud of his falsetto. He should have mixed it up some.

  • shamrock

    Of couse, in the end it is all up to interpretation, but I am very sure that James was joking. It was mock outrage, he just delivers it in a deadpan sort of way, so that people who don’t know him that well might not get it.

    I was adding to my earlier post that James is a big fan of Jeff and his crazy (meant in a good way) personality.

  • justmefornow

    You are right, great tender rendition of Right Behind You.
    What I love about James is the fact that he can sing so heartfelt and tender on this acoustic performance here, and then blow the roof off the place with his full electric versions like at the Viper Room.
    He is just a pure all around entertainer. With a great witty and charming personality. Total  package.

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

    Some fans just don’t have a life so they try to live someone else’s vicariously I guess.  Checking other Idol schedules here on mjs, they aren’t performing every night or, in a lot of cases, the majority of the week.  People do have to live besides work.  I think Scotty’s schedule looks very busy to me.  Hats off to him accomplishing all that and college.

  • larc

    Just last night, in backstage interviews, he told the press that they
    were working out a 2-3 day class schedule and tour/do shows the rest of
    the week.  Isn’t this actually pretty normal (I know that’s how Brad
    Paisley does it) or do most artists perform every single night of the
    week?

    Most successful singers certainly don’t except when they are on busy tours.  Instead of twiddling his thumbs in Nashville between concert dates, Scotty is obviously much better advised to use his spare time productively.  In the long run, I’m guessing that plan really won’t deprive him of many worthwhile opportunities.  In the rare event it does, it’s not like he can’t change horses in mid stream.  ;)

  • Anonymous

     I just saw your edit, and it just makes me think of the video they made on the plane for Higher Than Heaven. Those guys have so much fun together – crazy! Air guitar, oxygen mask for mic. LOL

  • shamrock

    Like. Like. Like. (your post)

    I can only return the compliment. :)

    And I agree, I love how relaxed and comfortable he’s become.

    Yes, I didn’t realize he could play THAT well, and the guitar itself was also a piece of beauty by looks and by sound. I loved how he added littles bits of falsetto at 2-3 places instead of just belting out, not that I don’t love him belting out either, but it was a nice change. It’s great to see how good he’s become to change up the songs to fit the location.

  • Anonymous

    Someone tell Scotty he “put his career on hold to attend college.

    Someone needs to tell xfinity.comcast they got it wrong! Bloody media – do any of them check their facts anymore before spewing out any crap they see or hear?

  • Anonymous

    Yep – media not checking facts again! 

  • Anonymous

    Yeah a good song and Lea Salonga’s version is really good too.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOtXdq7cyg0

  • Anonymous

    Who wouldn’t watch themselves?  The moment was funny, and it showed some lighthearted personality.  Initially, I thought that fuzzywuzzy realized that.  He wasn’t watching himself to get better, he was doing it, because he could talk about the performance, which I think would be a normal topic, since the THR people were showing the video.  Why show it, if they aren’t going to talk about it.

  • Anonymous

    What happened to Jim Cantiello?

  • shamrock

    I agree completely, except that I got the impression fuzzywuzzy thought it was strange/uncalled for to watch yourself – and I know he wasn’t watching himself at that moment to improve, I just wanted to point out that there are other reasons to watch yourself than vanity and/or being full of yourself. :)

  • Anonymous

    Some people may misinterpret James’ comment about the drummer getting more camera time than him if they don’t follow his band that closely.  But if you follow them like I do you see how close they are and how much they kid each other about everything.  They tweet pictures of each other coming out of the shower, make fun of each other’s socks with holes in them (& tweet pictures to the fans), have bromances going on where they pretend they are madly in love with each other, and all have input into the band (like the bass player designs some of James’ clothes).  And if you notice, at the end of the Idol performance James said “we” sold 100,000 copies so far.  I think it was totally a joke about the camera time, if anything it seems to me like he’s always trying to include the whole band in everything he can.

  • http://twitter.com/rhed31 rhed31

     I love it!

  • Anonymous

     I think Tell Me might be my favorite song on the CD.  His vocals are so moving and haunting.  He just instinctively knows where to go in a song.  Can’t believe he did the vocals for this CD in 4 days.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4PLQMZV4QX7CHQCAUVXJBXYUCM wicked

    Oh I agree with you:) I was just quoting the article – I thought it was poorly researched. Half the people they listed definitely still have careers involving music.

  • http://twitter.com/rhed31 rhed31

    David will be at his destination soon and then i’m sure since he won’t be surrounded by tons of people all day, things will be a lot more quiet. It seems like the fans in Chile are determined to be respectful so I don’t think it’ll be too big of a problem. It was a rather interesting article though.

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    Re-united States of America. lololol 

  • http://twitter.com/erlindita Linda Spivey

    Davids fans are so loyal and respectful towards David and we will try and give him his space he needs.  But he is a celebrity and it will be hard .  I feel as long as it doesn’t interfere with his mission time, a little publicity won’t hurt.  We will work hard to keep his name out there.  Support his music and trending often.  And you must listen to his Forevermore CD,  It is beautiful as only David could sing it. David has worldwide fans all over.  Even in Chile and they will be working hard trying to keep him from bieng harassed for autographs and pics. We will be waiting for #DA2014

  • Anonymous

    Heejun!!!!  I missed you.  Yeah for the return of the bromance, if only for a little while.  <3

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    See… Colton and James get along fine. I found James’s story very inspiring but yet real down to earth from the beginning and the fact he inspired Chris to do Xfactor must be such a great feeling.

  • Anonymous

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  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    This is a misnomer.  Master Blaster not Falsetto, En dless Love Not Falsetto, Only the Good Die Young not falsetto.

    Deandre’s problem began early because he received no face time or back story pre the live shows.  So he didn’t build a fanbase.

    Though an exceptional singer, he was not comfortable using the camera and often looked blank expression or scared.  He needed more experience.

    He was first 3 times 2 once and forth once.  He never appeared in the 2nd half so that cost him votes.

    Deandre would have been better off auditioning for Xfactor IMO.  LA would have been a great mentor or Simon would have put in a group. 

  • Chris

    Downside of being 17 on tour, Lauren missed her junior prom tonight.  To make up for it, she dances with a guy from the audience.
    https://twitter.com/#!/katieketch/status/191320179836334080 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GRXHMKMOMUV2NBOM3BEOS22DIM Golf

    David Archuleta going off on a two year misssion is as close as you get to Elvis going to war and coming back a superstar…GO DAVID…HE WILL COME BACK BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER. When he comes back Americman Idol will probably be gone (heard ratings aren’t that good) and he will put that past him and have a HUGE CAREER……MISS VICKI #DA2014

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LMSKXD4RRNO3DAJ4PJ26E2DMD4 Chris

    A video of Siobhan at the Cherry Blossom Festival is up on YouTube.  Audio quality is much better than the video quality, but she looked, and most importantly, sounded AMAZING!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQrmExk2fno

  • http://twitter.com/raya4 raya

    I like DeAndre a lot and I agree that I think the notion of him using falsetto all the time is a bit of a misnomer as well, but I don’t know that he would have been better off on X Factor.  I still think coming in 8th on Idol will likely afford him more future opportunities than being on some of the newer reality talent shows.  He’s young and I think he will find opportunities, if he manages to makes good decisions–or should I say his parents as he’s still under age.

    That Idol Insider twitter feed has been tweeting from the photoshoot all day.  The pics aren’t that exciting, but I have a feeling we’ll be seeing footage from it on the show this week.  After all, the show has plenty of filler time that needs to be filled.

  • http://twitter.com/VABeachJudy Judy#DA2014

    David Archuleta chose to go on this mission because it was something he always planned to do…and thought he would regret not going. He has said he knew it was what he was suppoed to do next in his life. Sad that he will be away from performing but he’s left the CD forevermore, Nandito Ako mini-series, music videos. an album to released in the US later, photoshoots and reportedly two original singles…and who knows what else for his fans! Waiting for 2014 and the DA2014 TOUR!

  • windmills

    raya: I like DeAndre a lot and I agree that I think the notion of him using
    falsetto all the time is a bit of a misnomer as well, but I don’t know
    that he would have been better off on X Factor.  I still think coming in
    8th on Idol will likely afford him more future opportunities than being
    on some of the newer reality talent shows.  He’s young and I think he
    will find opportunities, if he manages to makes good decisions–or
    should I say his parents as he’s still under age.

    I really agree with this. For one thing Deandre will get to be a part of a summer arena tour which will give him more of an opportunity to hone his craft and more exposure, not to mention a certain sum of money that I hope will be well managed.

    For another, I’m not convinced that winning or going deeper on The Voice or XFactor would necessarily be a better jumping off point. Even though Simon Cowell and LA Reid have deep pockets, I think the XF machine is a far more cynical, chew you up/spit you out operation than AI (while The Voice machine is not well organized to launch a major label act). I’m NOT saying the AI machine is perfect or that it isn’t exploitative, I just think the others are worse. And, I think the deeper Deandre went on AI or XF, the more he would’ve been pushed to do watered down/poppy contemporary R&B, away from the old school soul he favors. Selfishly that’s not what I want to hear from him.

    I think the kind of exposure finalists who make tour get on AI tops the kind of exposure finalists get on the newer reality shows. And, I think there’s a bigger network of alumni and management AIers can tap into whether it’s to build a career in a niche genre or one in a more mainstream setting.

    Even though I want to see my AI faves going as far as possible on AI, I don’t think how far they went on AI versus how far they’d go on a different singing competition is an indication of which show is the best for them career-wise.

  • Anonymous

     Golf   I do believe that David is the kind of artist who has lasting power. When he returns, he will no longer be the teen that was expected to do teen kind of songs and actions.  He will be able to do the mature music that he does so well.  There will be no stories about him in the tabloids that will be an embarrassment to him and his fans.  Will he ever have the huge following of Gaga or Beiber?  Probably not, but would he want to be that big or would he live the controversial life that seems to go along with getting this big?  I personally love David just the way he is, and hope he continues to make music and tour when he returns.  I can count on my two hands(other than Idol) how many times David has performed on TV.  So many singers get so much exposure and still haven’t done as well or much better than David.  I think he will always be able to make a good living with his music.

  • Anonymous

     Golf   I do believe that David is the kind of artist who has lasting power. When he returns, he will no longer be the teen that was expected to do teen kind of songs and actions.  He will be able to do the mature music that he does so well.  There will be no stories about him in the tabloids that will be an embarrassment to him and his fans.  Will he ever have the huge following of Gaga or Beiber?  Probably not, but would he want to be that big or would he live the controversial life that seems to go along with getting this big?  I personally love David just the way he is, and hope he continues to make music and tour when he returns.  I can count on my two hands(other than Idol) how many times David has performed on TV.  So many singers get so much exposure and still haven’t done as well or much better than David.  I think he will always be able to make a good living with his music.

  • Incipit

     Chris, Thanks for that video of Siobhan from the Cherry Blossom Festival. I wasn’t expecting a Gospel type song with chorus etc.  – but hey – always interested in what she is doing, and you’re right, she sounded great!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AGWO435FL6UN2ICRVTFLWRJZSA Lexie

    There are some great vids from Scotty’s Friday night show on this channel…he’s really starting to add his own little touches:))

     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hqVoMqNcjg&feature=plcp&context=C4fa23b5VDvjVQa1PpcFP-ZwU-Ui05UsKlUFZI4HjWj1RcdKojXws%3D

  • too-cool-for-school

    I don’t think it says anything negative about DeAndre’s singing in and of itself. He has a really great voice. Regarding the style though, yeah, it wasn’t welcomed by the general public.

    The logical conclusion (to me ;)) is that those bad themes really screwed him over. While some said less falsetto, I said more falsetto if it meant he wouldn’t have to have disingenuous, trainwreck performances like ‘Endless Love’ and ‘Only the Good Die Young’ ever again. He had to sacrifice his real style those weeks and the result was just bad. Whereas Phillip/Colton/Skylar can Phillipize, Coltonize and Skylarize every song, DeAndre’s voice is more unique and tricky in that he couldn’t adapt to just any random song.

    He was like the anti-karaoke singer of the group. He just can’t pull it off. Those last two weeks when he was able to do his own thing again, he was amazing. It was too late, though. Sad, in my opinion.

  • too-cool-for-school

    Ha-ha @ the “prom box” story. That’s some sad stuff, LOL.