Idol Headlines for 05/06/11 – The Evening Edition

Season 10 Idols Booked for Today Show Summer Concert Series

The American Idol Season 10 winner and runner up will sing at the Today Show summer concert series on Thursday June 2. (Via the Today Show).

@AmericanIdol tweets, “Each week we have a theme on stage & off stage amongst the #idol staff. Here’s @JDurbinAI10 participating mustache day! http://t.co/sEaLCgb”

Will 4th judge for ‘X Factor’ be Paula Abdul?

“The X Factor,” based on Cowell’s hit British show, will debut this fall on Fox. The likely choice of Abdul to be included is an open secret, fueled in part by Cowell’s recent remarks that he would like to work with her again.

On Friday, negotiations with Abdul were continuing, according to a person familiar with the talks who spoke on the condition of anonymity because Fox and the show’s producers had not authorized public comment.

Read more at the Associated Press

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Village preps for possible American Idol hometown visit

With the possibility of Reinhart breaking through to the Top 3 next week, earning a hometown visit and parade, Wheeling officials have started planning festivities.

Police are in the early stages of preparing for the potential hoopla. They have contacted Mount Prospect for ideas and tips, Sgt. Paul Hardt said.

The neighboring village put on a celebration for DeWyze last year.

Read more at TribLocal

‘American Idol’ Taylor Hicks of Birmingham returns to his old haunt to open his new restaurant Ore

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Before “American Idol,” Taylor Hicks paid his dues playing for the regulars at the Open Door Cafe in Crestline Park.

The owner, Robert Hawkins, who was later killed in a car wreck, was one of Hicks’ closest friends.

“Robert Hawkins was a great friend of mine, and was a great friend to the Birmingham restaurant community,” Hicks says. “He allowed me to perform here, and that allowed me to pay my power bill on Southside.”

So last fall, when the Open Door closed and the property became available, Hicks, the 2006 “American Idol” winner, knew the time and place was right for him to open a neighborhood restaurant and bar in his hometown.

Read more at AL.com

Crystal Bowersox Live in the Star 105.5 Studio!

Interview + performance of “Riding on the Radio”

Via Star105 Toledo

Chris Medina visits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Here’s a blast from Season 10′s past: Chris Medina, the popular contestant eliminated before the semi-finals, visited St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., today.

Chris was in Memphis to perform at a wedding and decided to stop by the hospital for a tour and acoustic performance for the children there.

Read more at USA Today

‘American Idol’ Prediction Results: Jacob Lusk Called Back Home To … Compton

All but one of our experts correctly predicted Lusk’s demise this week and “Idol” blogger MJ Santilli shared my feelings about the news. “I suspect if he had performed the way he really wanted to on ‘Idol,’ he would have been out weeks ago,” she said of his wayyy over-the-top sing-off. “Lusky Stank had his moments on the show, but really, he was never able to top ‘A House Is Not a Home’ — the semi-final performance that ensured his place in the Top 13. I can see Jacob with a career singing gospel music, but as a pop star? Not so much.”

Read more at MTV

Rocker Steven Tyler Dishes On His New Book

Rocker Steven Tyler Dishes On His New Book: MyFoxLA.com

My FOX LA

Jennifer Lopez Reflects on Jacob Lusk’s ‘American Idol’ Elimination (VIDEO)

On ‘Access Hollywood Live’ (weekdays, syndicated), Jennifer Lopez offered her perspective on the elimination of Jacob Lusk from ‘American Idol’ last night. Lopez said Lusk would accomplish “great things” in the future, and she appreciated his composure after being booted from the show.

“With Jacob, I was just, like, ‘We’re going to miss you. You’re a very, very special soul.’ Because it’s not just about him and his singing. It’s about him as a person and I just feel like he’s going to go on to do great things,” said Lopez.

See the Video at TV Squad

  • Jon

    We have to get Haley her hometown visit. If there’s any justice in the world of Idol, she’ll make Top 3

  • songsungblue

    Excellent review of Paul and his band’s album in Indie Music Watch [scroll down]:

    http://music.ign.com/articles/116/1166371p1.html

  • muzikghetto

    I would definitely be purchasing Paul’s first post-Idol album. He had grown on me during the latter part of his AI journey.

    Go Paul!

  • muzikghetto

    With the possibility of Reinhart breaking through to the Top 3 next week, earning a hometown visit and parade, Wheeling officials have started planning festivities.

    Maybe they could also arrange for a concert that would benefit Lauren’s hometown. Just kiddin’… ;-)

  • girlygirl

    pre-taped interview with Jordin on E! News just now. very brief, no real info

  • AIaddict

    I totally want to go see Taylor’s restaurant next time I am in Birmingham. It looks very appealing and the menu sounds delicious. Taylor loves Alabama and we love him too.

  • Mel1

    I wonder if GMA will book another finalist/winner for a mini-concert in Nov. Now that appearances are being book for S10, that’s something to consider. Adam’s was cancelled after the AMA performance.

  • muzikghetto
  • fuzzywuzzy

    The American Idol Season 10 winner and runner up will sing at the Today Show summer concert series on Thursday June 2.

    Hasn’t GMA had the winner and runner-up as part of their summer concert series? Does “Today” now have that “franchise”?

  • http://www.dancin.ca dancin

    Its ok and not a conspiracy that they are making arrangements for haleys homevisit. lol too funny

  • Mel1

    Santa Cruz is a beach town. I wonder how they are going to do a hometown visit.

  • milwlovesadam

    Santa Cruz better start lining their sidewalks with Kleenex. That’s going to be one major sob-fest when Durbin hits his hometown. Just sayin’.

  • milwlovesadam

    I seem to remember a lot of Idol winners and runners up on Today.

  • Trina

    The winner/runner-up perform on the Today concert series every single year.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Will 4th judge for ‘X Factor’ be Paula Abdul?

    How anticlimactic will it be when this is announced?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    The winner/runner-up perform on the Today concert series every single year.

    Thanks. I must be misremembering. Hm.

  • AIaddict

    Santa Cruz better start lining their sidewalks with Kleenex. That’s going to be one major sob-fest when Durbin hits his hometown. Just sayin’.

    I think so too. :) Just imagine if he wins. He seems really tenderhearted underneath all thatheavy metal HAC voice of his. His personality is endearing. ;)

    I too really would love to see Haley crack the top 3 and get a home town parade and all.

  • J9BT

    fuzzywuzzy says:

    05/06/2011 at 8:06 pm

    The American Idol Season 10 winner and runner up will sing at the Today Show summer concert series on Thursday June 2.

    Hasn’t GMA had the winner and runner-up as part of their summer concert series? Does “Today” now have that “franchise”?

    They are two different concerts sponsored by two different networks. I believe both the winner & runner-up have played both in the past, but sometimes the GMA series is later, during tour.

  • J9BT

    milwlovesadam says:

    05/06/2011 at 8:08 pm

    Santa Cruz better start lining their sidewalks with Kleenex. That’s going to be one major sob-fest when Durbin hits his hometown. Just sayin’.

    No doubt, and probably not just from hometown folk. I can actually see Autism, Asperger’s & Tourettes organization representatives traveling to attend this. James’ accomplishments given his disorders are quite astounding.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Torres, Cale, Kris & Bigdaddy at the Kentucky Derby Mint Jubilee.

    Bigdaddysays:

    Fancy! http://yfrog.com/gyeh4ukj

    The amazing Linda Davis and @KrisAllen http://yfrog.com/h7hohxwj

  • J9BT

    tripp_ncwy says:

    05/06/2011 at 8:35 pm

    Torres, Cale, Kris & Bigdaddy at the Kentucky Derby Mint Jubilee.

    Bigdaddysays:

    Fancy! http://yfrog.com/gyeh4ukj

    Yay to a pic materializing! But I thought this was a bow tie affair???

  • Pam

    StarGreetz Releases Line of eCards That Say Mom’s Name!

    Available Instantly for $2.99

    LOS ANGELES, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — AMERICAN IDOL fans can send personalized Mother’s Day eCards from this season’s Top 11 Finalists to their Moms this year for the first time. Designed to deepen the fan connection, StarGreetz proprietary audio/visual technology allows the AMERICAN IDOL finalists (including those from the Top 11 who have since been eliminated) to deliver customized, user-personalized messages by saying both the sender’s and recipient’s names via online and mobile platforms. These eCards cost $2.99 each and are available instantly – the perfect last minute Mother’s Day gift. Products can be purchased at http://www.americanidol.com/ and https://www.stargreetz.com/shop.

    To read the rest go here.

  • girlygirl

    J9BT

    nah it’s supposedly a black tie event — but that doesn’t mean restricted to tuxes and bow ties

    here’s another pic

    http://yfrog.com/h7hohxwj

  • swish5

    Kris at Kentucky Derby – That’s great!

    LEE DEWYZE WILL APPEAR ON “EAT BULAGA” (PHILIPPINES) SATURDAY MAY 7TH

    EAT BULAGA is the #1 Noon daytime television show in the Philippines and has been on the air for over 31 years! American Idol is very popular in the Philippines as you will saw with the David Archuleta and David Cook appearances!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    They are two different concerts sponsored by two different networks. I believe both the winner & runner-up have played both in the past, but sometimes the GMA series is later, during tour.

    Thanks. I do remember the GMA appearances over the years, but not the Today show ones.

  • sma11ie

    Available Instantly for $2.99

    Steep! The David Cook Mother’s Day card is free! Hee. I think it’s less involved though- you can type in a message, but that’s the extent of the “personalization”. Cough, not that I would know the details, though- I mean, it’s not like I made up a fictional child to send myself one or anything. Hemmm…

    Maybe they could also arrange for a concert that would benefit Lauren’s hometown. Just kiddin’…

    Kidding aside, I would LOVE to see both Haley and Lauren get to top 3… I don’t think it’d happen, but I’d love it.

  • jonina12

    swish5, yeah, AI is popular here in the Philippines. As seen by the visits of past AI winners and also-rans, like Hicks, Davids, Kris, Adam, Jason, Allison, etc. Though, I have to say, Lee is not really that popular here. IMO

    Also Kris was also a featured guest in Eat Bulaga! when he was here for his concert series. I guess it’s because Lee, the Davids and Kris has the same promoters (one of which is the brother of one of the hosts in Bulaga), they all came over and appear on the show. Adam has a different promoter so he didn’t appear there.

  • Trina

    No doubt, and probably not just from hometown folk. I can actually see Autism, Asperger’s & Tourettes organization representatives traveling to attend this. James’ accomplishments given his disorders are quite astounding.

    Seriously. I’m always seeing on Twitter all these messages to him from kids and parents of children with Aspergers and/or Tourettes and hes a hero to these people. I’m currently reading a book about Aspergers (“Pretending To Be Normal” its called) and its really enlightening. The pressure of this compeition is a lot for anyone to take, I have no idea how hes held up as long as he has while dealing with this. I cant fault him for the occassional crying.

  • Pam

    Steep! The David Cook Mother’s Day card is free!

    Hee. Free ain’t a bad thing is it? ;)

  • frazzledrazz

    I heard at work today that if Haley makes it to the hometown visits, hers will be a week from today (Friday the 13th… yikes!)

  • Lucy1234

    Songwriter Darrell Brown tweeting to Danny today

    darrellbrown: @dannygokey do how is my song coming along “our days in the sun”?
    about 7 hours ago via webin

    Darrell co-wrote Raining on Sunday & You’ll Think of Me for Keith Urban, and Why Don’t We Just Dance for Josh Turner

    I’m excited to hear this song. Hope it makes his album. Looks like Danny is working with some good songwriters.

    Darrell Brown is an American songwriter, arranger and record producer. He co-wrote the #1 hit “You’ll Think of Me” by Keith Urban, which won the Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance in 2006. Brown also co-wrote Urban’s “Raining on Sunday”, reaching #3 on the Hot Country Songs chart.

    Brown’s co-written the new hit single for Josh Turner’ titled Why Don’t We Just Dance which was Number #1 on Billboard Country Charts for 4 weeks in a row

  • tripp_ncwy
  • girlygirl

    Jordin is performing at the Mint Jubilee Ball right now. Kris supposedly will start his set around 11 pm Eastern

    Photos:

    Jordin singing

    http://lockerz.com/s/99396712

    Jordin & Kris on red carpet

    http://yourfox41.fox41.com/MediaItemView.aspx?id=1278103

  • girlygirl

    AubreyODay Aubrey O’Day

    Watching @therealJordin singing her ass off… and she’s sick. She is a true fucking artist! http://twitpic.com/4ucwyi
    6 minutes ago

    Ibrookewilbur

    Having a blast at the 2011 Mint Jubilee! Jordan Sparks is amazing live in concert. 11 minutes ago

  • girlygirl

    article (with Kris quote) and photos from this Mint Jubilee

    http://www.fox41.com/story/14588521/images-the-mint-jubilee

    and now Kris is on stage

    http://yfrog.com/h3s9wlej

  • tripp_ncwy

    tylersummers

    Playing saxophone at the Mint Jubilee Ball in Louisville, KY tonight backing up a country star and some folks from American Idol. Yeehaw!

  • tripp_ncwy

    Based on Kris’s answer in the interview clip, it seems he will be attending the races.

    Youtube of the interview clip from the Jubilee;
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8D6zUKsZv4

  • tripp_ncwy

    Kris singing in a trio. We better get video of this.

    Bigdaddysays.
    Superstitious with Linda Davis and McKynleigh Abraham. #killinit http://yfrog.com/h2o8pxaj

  • J9BT

    tripp & girlygirl – LMAO at the height difference between Jordin & Kris. She towers over him!

  • tripp_ncwy

    tripp & girlygirl – LMAO at the height difference between Jordin & Kris. She towers over him!

    In those heels, it makes it even more pronounced.

  • girlygirl

    J9BT

    well to be fair, Jordin is wearing very high heels tonight. but yeah, she’s probably at least 2 inches taller than him even in flats :)

    ETA – And I doubt we’re going to get video from this Ball…these fancy events never seem to be ones where people think of taking vids to stick up on YT :(

  • J9BT

    UGH – it’s times like these when I wished I lived in the South!

  • J9BT

    OK-I did a quick search on Jordin’s height & found answers between 5’10″ and 6′. If she wears heels, that puts her over 6′ no matter what!

  • Ratna12

    How come Torres and Cale are more dressed up than Kris ?
    Yes, I wish that I can see videos of the performances, but doubt it, right ?

    I heard that it will rain tomorrow during the race. Too bad, it will be a mess with all the mud.

    I really need to catch up. Looking for videos from Texas performances.

  • steph6449

    Danny in concert at his Oregon casino show

    http://lockerz.com/s/99409427

    aww, lol

    @dannygokey and his band are HOT…love from Oregon!
    15 minutes agovia txt

  • Indigobunting

    Aw, cute pic of Jordin and Kris!

    Songwriter Darrell Brown tweeting to Danny today

    darrellbrown: @dannygokey do how is my song coming along “our days in the sun”?
    about 7 hours ago via webin

    Darrell co-wrote Raining on Sunday & You’ll Think of Me for Keith Urban, and Why Don’t We Just Dance for Josh Turner

    I love Raining on Sunday when Danny covers it, and I also love those other two songs, so that is awesome :)

    fan from last night in the signing line:

    @dannygokey great show at the powerhouse tonight! Thanks for staying after to sign too
    http://t.co/E2nCOVN

  • tripp_ncwy

    Kris is still at it.

    Bigdaddysays
    Impromptu Garth Brooks song. #mintjubilee http://yfrog.com/h7n2oxpj

  • girlygirl

    The Garth Brooks song Kris did was Friends in Low Places

    Bigdaddysays theseanporter
    Friends in Low Places yfrog.us/7hlupz
    33 seconds ago

  • Ratna12

    Kris is still at it.

    Bigdaddysays
    Impromptu Garth Brooks song. #mintjubilee http://yfrog.com/h7n2oxpj

    OMG ! What the heck is he doing ? And when did he have the time to practice anything ? Oh, never mind, he just wing it.
    I wish that Daniel is there to capture this.

    I was just going to mention on that pics of Jordin and Kris – the 2 idols that I really power voted. I don’t know how many hours I spent on those two. :) They look great.

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    So yeah…Still working on a solution for the concert sitch…because the headline threads can’t turn into a concert live blog.

    Carry on for now, but in the meantime, I’m working on a compromise.

  • Ratna12

    Bigdaddysays Friends in Low Places
    htpp://yfrog.com/7hlupz
    8 minutes ago

    :D.

  • hoosiermama

    Steven Tyler just said on the Tonight Show that he and Aerosmith WILL perform on “the last show” of Idol. Then he giggled and said I probably wasn’t supposed to say that!

    Jacob is on, too, singing out for every commercial break. He looks and sounds good (if he did an interview first I missed it).

  • pineappletree
  • missytoots

    So yeah…Still working on a solution for the concert sitch…because the headline threads can’t turn into a concert live blog.

    Carry on for now, but in the meantime, I’m working on a compromise.

    How about a weekly or daily concert thread for all alums who have one off concerts, kinda like the numbers thread. If someone has a tour have 1 thread for the first concert then maybe on the day of a concert put a link to it in the headlines or other thread

  • tripp_ncwy

    moved