American Idol Headlines for 05/03/12 - The Evening Edition

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American Idol Live! Tour 2012 Photo Shoot – The Season 11 Top 10 reunite for a photo shoot to promote the American Idol Live! 2012 Tour! Check out tour dates to see if they are coming to a city near you. – See the video at American Idol

American Idol Top 5 Best Worst performances – See the gallery at Entertainment Weekly.

Check out screen shots from Blake Lewis’s upcoming music video with Daniel Wanrooy, “Stay In The Moment” HERE and HERE.

Is Joshua Ledet The Best ‘American Idol’ Singer Of All Time? – Just about every season of “American Idol” seems to have at least one: a singer whose talent is so impressive and complete that their weekly performances come off as effortless. Whether it’s winners like Ruben Studdard, Fantasia or Carrie Underwood, or runners-up like Adam Lambert, Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson or Chris Daughtry, these finalists make it seem easy. If you believe Randy, Jennifer and Steven, we are seeing one of those rare moments right now in the form of Joshua Ledet. The old-soul singer has been crushing it without fail just about every week on the show, with just a few missteps along the way. – Read more at MTV

Taylor Hicks Talks About Going Country with CMT

Buzznet Exclusive: Haley Reinhart Wants You To ‘Listen Up!’ – American Idol has brought some of the most talented unknowns in the country into the spotlight — and season 10 contestant Haley Reinhart is about to make her big debut. The 21-year-old Chicago native placed third back in 2011, but her first album Listen Up!, will prove she has what it takes to be number one. We sat down with Haley to find out what her new album has in store for her fans and how she still feels connected to American Idol’s newest contestants. Take a look! – Watch the Video at Buzznet

Kellie Pickler on GAC’s Day Jobs!

Jennifer Lopez’s ‘Smart’ Decision: Names Boyfriend Lead Choreographer for Tour – Jennifer Lopez, 42, was pegged a sugar mama last year when she revealed her relationship with dancer, Beau “Casper” Smart, 25. But Smart is getting a free ride in more ways than one. For Smart’s 25th birthday in April, Lopez bought him a Dodge Ram truck, and now she’s giving him a promotion. During a press conference Monday to announce her 20-date tour with Enrique Iglesias and Wisin Y Yandel, Lopez revealed that Smart would be choreographing her show. “I’m working with Jamie King–also Beau ‘Casper’ Smart is my new choreographer,” she, blushing. – Read more at Yahoo.com

 
  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ACMLXLYSSX73RNYQOUZWSO2I4U Enough already!

    Lets hope that Jlo doesnt’ get made at her BF on tour, could be dicey.   

  • Anonymous

    Mj, I thought your article was going to be the 5 best “worst” performances ever on idol, like Phillip and Joshua’s duet last night lol.

  • http://twitter.com/svmreiter Susan Reiter

    Yay for an  Adam video!  Always a treat – he is for sure a visual artist!  I love too that his videos can be sexy without everyone in them being naked !  Now let’s see Lambert make a liar out of me ; )

  • Anonymous

    SQUEEEE!!!

    “The Last Song I’ll Write for You” (David Cook / Daniel James / Andy Skib) will be available for download from iTunes May 10. :D

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/idol-worship/david-cook-american-idol-perform-season-11-320025?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

  • BonnieDee

    I absolutely hated that MTV article about Joshua.  He is truly special and I disagree that his sound cannot be relevant today.  I really hope they don’t try to remake him into something he’s not just to please the teen crowd.  There are many of us who want old school soul back and would buy it.  

  • desiree_chick

    Bahahaha!

  • Anonymous

    Lyndsey Parker @lyndseyparker

    #Yes guys, I have the Adam Lambert & Kris Allen albums. I’ll do full reviews but please be patient. I want to take my time & do ‘em justice!

    #Crib Notes versions of Kris/Adam album reviews: They’re awesome.

  • Anonymous

    Kris Allen - The Vision of Love (Michael Woods Radio Edit)
    by KrisAllenOFFICIAL 

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6D-DzN0_8ok&feature=youtu.be 

  • Patricia Pomykal

    I can’t wait to see the CMT Insider interview with Taylor Hicks!!  Country songs tell a story, and with Taylor’s ability to interpret lyrics and his soulful voice, this next album is sure to be something everyone can enjoy.

  • http://twitter.com/bella313 Laurie

    Taylor looks AWESOME! Can’t wait to hear the new music!

  • Anonymous

    Nice clip of Taylor from CMT! I’m on pins and needles waiting for that new album!

  • Anonymous

    Wayne Rooney just tweeted Hollie that he is a fan of hers and watches Idol each week. How cool is that?!

    @ WayneRooney @ Cavanaghai11 doing the city of liverpool proud on american idol.@ WayneRooney @ Cavanaghai11 keep going me and coleen watch u every week rooting for u.

  • Anonymous

    Wow – just LOVED that remix – was sorta just ok with the original song, but this remix gave it the jolt that it needed.  Definitely gonna get this one.

  • Anonymous

    Hey – I loved that duet – those two cute guys were a hoot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Li-Wright/100001622678180 Li Wright

     I guess nobody’s heard of Raphael Saddiq or Neyo or some of the other “neo and old” soul young singers.  The sound never went away, it just doesn’t have as many followers.  But Raphael tours a lot.
    http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=raphael+saadiq+&oq=raphael+sadi&aq=0s&aqi=g-s10&aql=&gs_l=youtube.1.0.0i10l10.1008.4165.0.6281.12.10.0.2.2.0.271.912.9j0j1.10.0…0.0.

    If Joshua were to get a record contract, he would probably have somebody like Neyo or Raphael write for him.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Li-Wright/100001622678180 Li Wright

     I guess nobody’s heard of Raphael Saddiq or Neyo or some of the other “neo and old” soul young singers.  The sound never went away, it just doesn’t have as many followers.  But Raphael tours a lot.
    http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=raphael+saadiq+&oq=raphael+sadi&aq=0s&aqi=g-s10&aql=&gs_l=youtube.1.0.0i10l10.1008.4165.0.6281.12.10.0.2.2.0.271.912.9j0j1.10.0…0.0.

    If Joshua were to get a record contract, he would probably have somebody like Neyo or Raphael write for him.

  • Anonymous

    Mj, I thought your article was going to be the 5 best “worst”
    performances ever on idol, like Phillip and Joshua’s duet last night
    lol.

      I’m not sure what you mean? It’s best/worst individual performances from each of the Top 5 for Season 11? Not sure what else you were expecting?

  • Anonymous

    Is Joshua Ledet The Best ‘American Idol’ Singer Of All Time?

    LOL

    Serious? LOL. 

  • Anonymous

    okay. Hicks is so gorgeous, he really should go into movies. I would lust on him more than George Clooney. 

    But this..well, I’m really country? Serous, dude? NO.

    I have lost a bit of respect for him.

  • http://twitter.com/jerryt9789 HaleyIsMyBaby

    To say Josh was the best ever was shameful and it proves how nonprofessional the Judge truly are.I can’t believe that people actually listen to what they

  • Anonymous

    Have you heard his last album, The Distance?  There’s quite a few country tunes on there. Check it out if you haven’t – especially tunes like 7 Mile Breakdown, The Distance and Maybe You Should, all of which could have made a dent in the country market if it had been correctly marketed.

  • Anonymous

     I was thinking Nineteen, too, but know that was a cover. But I am STILL loving “Teach Me To Dance” and that is so definitely country, but ALL TAYLOR. He sings ‘story’ songs so well.

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

    Scotty, Brad, and Carrie are going to be part of a set of special Opry performances…

      http://www.cmt.com/news/news-in-brief/1684362/alan-jackson-ricky-skaggs-plan-special-opry-shows.jhtml

    Brad has also extended the tour further, with Scotty still there:))

    http://www.countrymusicislove.com/2012/05/brad-paisley-extends-virtual-reality-tour-adds-artists-to-select-dates.html

  • Chris

    He may be country, but it does feel sometimes like Idols decide to “go country” after trying other genres and running out that lane. Its like, well Pop, HAC or whatever failed so now I’ll try my hand at Nashville.

  • asifclueless

     TRESPASSING  Bonus Track Snippets – Deluxe US

    Bonus track snippets on soundcloud

    http://soundcloud.com/scorpios4music/tp-bonus-track-snippets-deluxe

  • Anonymous

     I think he knows there are people who are gonna say that, but Taylor’s been the butt of so many jokes, and he just keeps on going and going and going, writing and singing his songs.

  • asifclueless
  • http://twitter.com/barb4Adam Barb

    I do believe that the judges have finally stopped saying the best EVER, truly doing an injustice to so many great voices that have been on Idol and most certainly THE truly best, Adam Lambert, against whom most must pale by comparison.  They now are saying things like, one of top two, or one of the best, simply because it is not only more professional, but more accurate!

  • Anonymous

    Oh yea, forgot about “Nineteen”. That is definitely country tinged … one that a few country folks covered.

  • Anonymous

    Here is a compiled list of the radio stations Kris will be on;

    http://www.twitlonger.com/show/h93bs0 

    He tweeted earlier this evening about getting on a flight so who know where he will end up.

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  • Anonymous

    Taylor is just so unique, there is just no place for him on radio. If I had to pin him down, I would say he’s Southern Funk-Rock. Heavy on real instruments. So in that sense he’s definitely closer to country than top 40. As long as he doesn’t go too far and go all twangy with his voice. That I would hate.

  • http://twitter.com/nancy2heart nancy

    I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder!

  • Anonymous

    I actually agree with Randy on this one. I think Joshua is one of the best that Idol has ever had. I don’t think there is ONE. BEST. VOICE. EVER. There have been some great voices that are unique and distinct in their own right. And Joshua is right up there with the absolute best, if not the best. That doesn’t mean that I FLOVE him and will be buying his every CD and joining fan clubs- I just think he is a great artist, and among the top of Idol’s many great vocalists.

  • Anonymous

    Oh man, these snippets are toooooo short!! Runnin and Nirvana really sound intriguing but it is too hard to tell much from Take Back. Adam co-wrote on these also so that makes 12 out of 15? Nirvana really sounds amazing, his voice in that tenor sweet spot, omg. Next week full album streaming feihniefhncipefjncwioyneiuewfv!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/ljrTR LJR

    no matter what the judges or mtv or anybody else tells me, I’ll still feel that David Cook is the best male voice to come from Idol.  Wish the best for Joshua though.

  • martin3939

    haha You can’t live your life in Alabama roadhouses and not be a lot country.
    Nineteen, Maybe You Should, and Seven Mile Breakdown and already country songs that Taylor Hicks has done. Also Hell of a Day would have made a great country song. I can’t wait for this album Love his voice and he does country well.
    And how does he get more gorgeous every day?

  • Anonymous

    LOL. No Kidding! But Caspar I doubt is stupid. What 25 yo would mess up the good thing he has with “one of the most beautiful women in the world.” I guess I will stop mentally ragging on JLo for her boy tow. Clooney and like do it all the time. If he makes her feel good, well, have at.  

  • Anonymous

    Taylor has sung songs in the country genre’ before, so this is nothing new except for an album which I can hardly wait to hear.

  • Anonymous

    Kris being interviewed by KISS FM/Big Poppa this morning. He is home in AR.

  • asifclueless

     Adam Lambert-Bonus Tracks ‘Trespassing’ Deluxe Version
    (YouTube with lyrics)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-oWMaoF_-0&feature=player_embedded

    Enjoy!!!

  • Anonymous

    The snippets are wonderful, I’m wanna get my hands on this album. Still breathless to hear Shady, Chokehold, OOL, Underneath  and Cuckoo.  

  • everything

    IMO, Josh is also the least marketable of the people mentioned in the MTV article.  Everything about him is so old fashion – from his sound to the way he dresses.  I can’t see him being competitive with current R&B artists like Usher, Chris Brown, Kayne West, Drake, Bruno Mars.

    His response to the “shoved heard against the world”.  He was “scared” what Phillip was going to do. Oh well.

  • Anonymous

    Jenifer Hudson & Fantasia have been very successful on the Urban & Urban AC charts so Josh will not be marketed the same way as Usher & the others. I see him following their path.

  • http://twitter.com/bignliddle BigNLiddle

     Agreed 1000000000000%

  • http://twitter.com/ParleyBlueHenry ParleyBlueHenry

    Taylor does many country songs in his live shows. Its nothing new.