American Idol Headlines for 05/25/11

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Today’s Idol Appearances:

  • Kelly Clarkson performs a concert at the High Line Ballroom, New York City, for Tupperware Brands Chain of Confidence.
  • DWTS winners appear on Live with Regis and Kelly
  • Matthew Morrison appears on Chelsea Lately, E!
  • Kara DioGuardi appears on Lopez Tonight, TBS 12/11c
  • Stefano Langone, Paul McDonald and Pia Toscano appear on the Rachel Ray Show
  • Allison Iraheta and David Archuleta performs at the KIIS LA Idol Viewing Party. More info HERE.

Nigel Lythgoe tweets, “Well over 100 million votes last night and they were still coming in? This will be a world record after the final count!”

See videos from yesterday’s AT&T pre-idol bash at the Nokia theater at WaterCoolerConvo (featuring Michael Johns and Jason Castro)

Randy Jackson and Steven Make Their Picks

Randy thinks Scotty McCreery will win; Steven thinks it will be Lauren Alaina

‘American Idol’ behind the scenes: Scotty and Lauren’s music coach on their finale performances — EXCLUSIVE

How quickly did Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina choose their first songs for the American Idol performance finale? Were they familiar with the songs their own Idols picked for them? How have they changed this season? What are the biggest differences between season 10 and the seasons before it? In the final entry of our ongoing behind the scenes series, American Idol associate music director and arranger Michael Orland answered these questions and more while discussing last night’s Top 2 performance finale with EW.

My second thing is — I’ve loved all the judges who have come in and out of this show, but this season’s judges have done nothing but praise and it really help build these kids’ confidence. But I know if Randy says, “In it to win it” one more time, we’re all going to have a drink. I’ve seen performers in the past who come out defeated before they sing, and this year, we never saw that once. We used to go to the green room and say to the kids, “Don’t listen to the judges when they critique the person before you!” We didn’t have that this year, and I think the kids thrive as performers.

Read more at EW

‘American Idol’ Bounces Back with Smart Shake-Ups, Young Talent

Two teen-age country charmers — one overtly emotional, one ridiculously calm — head into tonight’s “American Idol” finale, closing out a year in which everything went right for everyone associated with the show.

After slipping last year from its pedestal as America’s favorite show, “Idol” quickly removed questions about its survival, addressing issues with statements that ended in exclamation points. Best ratings! Most votes! No. 1 show! Career revival! Interesting contestants! Season 10 had it all.

Most importantly, the show was discussed and debated for its merits, not the diminished quality of the judges or singers. It wound up with a top five of potential hitmakers, singers who showed up for the competition and specialists aiming to work a specific genre into the winners’ circle.

Read more at Billboard.com

Scotty McCreery & Lauren Alaina Discuss ‘American Idol’ Finale Performances [AUDIO]

When asked which song of the three was the most challenging for them. Scotty moans, “The original! They gave it to us late so we kinda had to learn it pretty quickly. So I was struggling. I had to go to the piano before I went on stage to work it out. It was about two minutes before we went on air. Its insane.” Due to Lauren’s most recent vocal concerns she simply scribbled the answer, “‘Like My Mother Does’ [due to the fact] ‘it was so emotional.’

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Was Steven Tyler Worried For Lauren Alaina On ‘Idol’?

“American Idol” judge Steven Tyler tells Access correspondent Jayde Donovan how he found out about “Idol” finalist Lauren Alaina losing her voice? So, what advice and words of comfort did he give her?

See the Video at Access Hollywood

Lauren Alaina & Scotty McCreery Battle It Out On ‘American Idol’

After a drama filled night on “American Idol,” Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery talk about performing at the finals. So, was Lauren worried she wouldn’t be able to perform after losing her voice during rehearsals? Plus, what did they think of each other’s performances?

See the Video at Access Hollywood

Steven Tyler Talks ‘American Idol’ Final Two

American Idol judge Steven Tyler charmed the press following Tuesday’s performance show as only he can. The Aerosmith frontman sang a few licks, stayed mum about his own participation as a performer on Wednesday’s finale, cracked many jokes and offered his share of insights on the final two. Read on for Tyler’s two cents…

Read more at Hollywood Reporter

‘American Idol’s’ Lauren Alaina: ‘I knew God would get me through my vocal problems’

Hours before the “American Idol” finale on Tuesday, May 24, near panic ensued when news broke that Lauren Alaina might not be able to perform due to vocal problems during rehearsals.

Luckily, Lauren was cleared to perform by her doctor (who obviously had to come on stage to explain the condition), despite the fact that she blew out a vocal chord. Ouch. At the top of the show, Lauren told host Ryan Seacrest, “I’m here. I’m ready to sing and I’m fine. Don’t worry about it.” And worry we did not.

Read more at Zap2it

Getting old – When did ‘Idol’ become ‘Antiques Roadshow’?

Just a few months ago, the producers of “American Idol” declared that this would be the season they dragged the aging goliath into the future.

With ratings sagging over the past few years and its winners finding it increasingly difficult to sell records, “Idol” was in need of a dramatic reboot.

“Maybe it’s like a diva, maybe it’s more like Lady Gaga,” Randy Jackson mused about the type of star he hoped would emerge. “Maybe it’s Muse, Bono or Brandon Flowers of the Killers.”

Now, at the season’s end, with “Idol’s” first all-country finale on tap, the “c” word — for contemporary — is not much heard.

Read more at the New York Post

Kris Allen Predicts Scotty McCreery American Idol Win; Ready to Watch His Song on Glee Finale

The final performance show for American Idol season 10 gets underway Tuesday night, May 24th. American Idol season eight champ Kris Allen hasn’t been watching the show regularly this season because he’s busy performing live and working on a new album, but he still has an opinion as to who he thinks will win. Kris says he’s actually more of a fan of Lauren Alaina’s voice, but he thinks Scotty McCreery will likely take the title. He tells ABC News Radio, “Scotty’s got a great voice, but it’s just not my cup of tea, you know? But I do think he’s great and he’s got a huge future in the industry so kudos to him and he’s probably gonna win it, too.”

Read more at WPJL

Michael Johns predicts a Lauren Alaina victory

Former Buckhead denizen Michael Johns from season seven boldly predicted Lauren Alaina as the victor tonight in an interview before the performance show. Scotty McCreery is the presumed favorite.

“Lauren will get all of Haley’s kids,” he told me Tuesday in a 30-minute phone conversation. “She has that LeAnn Rimes thing. She’s a pretty seasoned performer. She’s fantastic. I think she’s really going to explode.” He performed Tuesday on a stage outside Nokia Theatre with other “Idols” including Blake Lewis and Elliott Yamin.

Read more at AJC

Singer Bowersox to rev up fans before Chicagoland race

The sound of something other than speeding vehicles could be music to the ears of fans attending the June??4 races at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet.

Last season’s ‘‘American Idol’’ runner-up, Crystal Bowersox, will sing the national anthem. She also will perform tunes from her ‘‘Farmer’s Daughter’’ album at the Champion’s Park Concert stage in the afternoon.

Read more at Chicago Sun Times

Crystal Bowersox in harmony with life after ‘American Idol’

Almost exactly one year after Crystal Bowersox learned on the 2010 finale of “American Idol” that she came in second place, losing the top prize to Lee DeWyze of Mount Prospect, she walked into an office building on Michigan Avenue. This was Tuesday morning. She carried her guitar. Her bass player, Frankie May, a friend from Toledo, Ohio, followed alongside, amplifier in hand. They were trailed by Bowersox’s agent, and her agent’s assistant. They walked past the front desk, headed for VerveLife, a digital music marketing firm.

Read more at Chicago Tribune

The Roys Prove ‘Somebody Cares’ for Tornado Victims

The Roys are the latest in a long line of country stars who have signed up to help aid in the recovery efforts following the deadly tornadoes that ravaged Alabama last month. Siblings Lee and Elaine Roy joined Danny Gokey, Michael English, Ray Stevens, Gary Chapman, and Southern Gospel group Karen Peck & New River, for a pre-taped televised concert, Somebody Cares for the Southeast, which is set to air on TV and online several times, with accompanying information on how to donate money to assist in the recovery efforts.

Read more at The Boot

Real Prize for ‘Idol’: Rebound in Ratings

Flouting conventional wisdom, the size of the show’s audience did not plunge; with an average of 24.9 million viewers for each episode, the contest had its total audience actually rise 4 percent over last year’s.

Among viewers 18 to 49, the rate of decline has slowed to 5 percent. Last year the show lost 10 percent of viewers in that demographic category.

Read more at the New York Times

‘Glee’ Finale: Show’s Stars on Their Characters’ Summer Plans

Now that the dust has settled on New Directions’ time at Nationals, the wait is on until Season 3 of the Fox musical drama returns in the fall. To help tide you over, The Hollywood Reporter asked several cast members how they thought their characters would spend the summer vacation.

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Darren Criss croons at GQ photoshoot – video

Darren Criss is in featured in the latest GQ magazine, modeling the summer’s hottest looks in wedding fashion for men. In the brief interview, he talks about his quick rise to fame and his humble start playing Harry Potter in a viral video Potter musical.

Now GQ has released a video of Criss singing while on set for his photoshoot. If you want to see more of the video, you have to have GQ’s iPad app. But we’ve got a sneak peek above. We love that Criss is showing off how every pop song has the same four chords. *snicker*

See the video at Zap2it

Jim Cantiello’s Musical Glee Cap

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  • lorismile

    is there a link for online red carpet streaming for tonight?? What time does the redcarpet coverage start?

  • swish5

    Lee DeWyze will be at the finale with his girlfriend, Jonna Walsh (same cute girl with “Pretty Eyes” in the Sweet Serendipity video)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcEG72N5No8

  • steph6449

    The Opry calendar has another appearance for Danny coming up on June 28th. This should be date number nine, overall 11th show.
    .

    Was able to see that FamilyNet fundraiser performance that is mentioned in the Boot article above. Danny sang My Best Days are Ahead of Me and Tiny Life from his album, very nice.

  • http://www.twilightslo.com Mateja
  • swish5

    “Maybe I can fix this, then I don’t want you to miss this”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZurBA0i6CNk

    Please listen to Beautiful Like You (thanks)

  • girlygirl

    I didn’t see Lee at the Nokia yesterday but I heard he was there doing all the press rounds and was going to be at the finale tonight. I did bump into Kris, Katy and Lizzie in Starbucks and saw all of this season’s Top 13 doing the post-show press. I got a wristband to see David “rehearse” DYFAM — but we left we we learned it would be a 1 1/2 hour wait in line before the rehearsal started. We would’ve stayed if we knew he was actually taping his performance, not just “rehearsing”. But oh well.

    The show itself went really quickly. It was very strange to not get any judges’ comments after every song. The crowd was heavily pro-Scotty and bringing the doctor on-stage to explain Lauren’s vocal issues was just weird. That was to OTT for me. Ryan simply could have said she was having issues, Lauren could have said she was ready to perform — and then they just could have moved on. Bringing the doctor onstage was blatant pandering to try and get Lauren votes. Finally, I had sunblock on, but being outside from 9 a.m. until 3:30ish resulted in me being very PINK this morning. Will be outside waiting for the results show again today, too — I’m gonna look like a lobster at work tomorrow :D

  • J9BT

    girlygirl – thanks for the update! Sorry about your sunburn. Do you know if Kris and Katy will be at the finale tonight? What do you think those meetings about the finale were about? The press events yesterday?

  • artemis

    Lee DeWyze tweeted last night:

    Off to get dinner, see you all at the Finale tomorrow with @jonnawalsh :) Hope you all have a good night & thanks for the support. For real.

    At least they gave him a ticket for his girlfriend. Chris Medina didn’t get a ticket at all, last I heard.
    Mike DeWyze tweeted another series of apologies for his angry tweets the other night (he deleted most of the angry ones), including this one:

    Apologies again for wat was written yesterday got carried away idol has done great things for my brother just was frustrated at the time srry

  • Valentin432

    Overnight ratings:

    Idol

    Fox finished second in the overnights, but is a shoo-in for victory among adults 18-49 thanks to its combination of the final American Idol performance show (#1: 13.5/21 at 8 p.m.)

    The numbers should/will come lower than last week/even with last year. Can’t wait for that ratings thread [sarcasm/]

    DWTS

    Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
    9:00 p.m.: 13.8/20 (#1)
    9:30 p.m.: 13.9/20 (#1)
    10:00 p.m.: 15.0/23 (#1)
    10:30 p.m.: 15.9/25 (#1)

    I have no point of comparison for DWTS

    Glee

    season-finale of Glee (#2: 8.3/12 at 9 p.m.),

    Will be higher than usual because of the AI lead in/season finale

    The Voice

    Despite the added lead-in support, The Voice dipped to last-in the overnights at 10 p.m., with a 5.6/ 9. But keep a positive eye on adults 18-49 despite facing the final hour of Dancing with the Stars.

    Should be lower than last week:

    The Voice lost steam with a third-place 6.2/10 at 10 p.m.

  • hicksaholic

    I had such high hopes for The Voice but I am frustrated that it seems to me like the judges are picking the wrong people about a third of the time. At least IMO. And I loved the first show but don’t like the boxing ring singoff as much. I have high hopes for X Factor but don’t feel like detoxing til September.

    What’s bad is I’m finding reading MJ’s blog more entertaining than the AI show itself.

  • flyaway

    Just watched Michael Johns and Jason Castro. Wow! Reminders of what Idol used to be. Gorgeous guys singing beautifully.
    Really easy to compare Jason and Scotty with the plaid shirt thing going on. Realized Scotty could never have pulled off Hallejuliah and that he never had a single moment to equal Jason’s one song.
    And Michael! As much as James worked at being the rocker, Micheal just does Queen effortlessly. Range, emotion, high notes without screams.
    So now my dream for next year (may be the only way to get me to watch) is to just bring back favorite Idols for a one-on-one. much like Michael Slezak is doing with his “64 top Idol moments”.

  • J9BT

    Nigel just tweeted that votes are still coming in? How can that be?

    @dizzyfeetNigel Lythgoe
    Well over 100 million votes last night and they were still coming in? This will be a world record after the final count!

  • tierbee

    And I loved the first show but don’t like the boxing ring singoff as much.

    I like the Voice but these boxing ring episodes are being dragged out waaaayyy too long. Four songs in an hour just isn’t keeping me entertained enough that late at night. I don’t know that I’ll watch next week, will probably just wait for the live rounds.

  • girlygirl

    J9BT

    Kris and Katy will be at the finale. I have no clue what the meetings about the finale were about (if indeed there were even any) because Kris said in one of his interviews yesterday that he is just going to be in the audience tonight.

  • J9BT

    girlygirl – OK, thx. At least he will be there!

  • girlygirl

    Interesting article about performers claiming they haven’t been paid by the promoters of the L.A. Spring Fair. That is where Kris had a concert scheduled for last month, then it was cancelled at the last minute, causing him to come up with a last minute plan to do a midnight show at the Viper Room instead.

    The promoter has a lot of people angry at him. Sounds like this was just a major mess. I wonder if Kris got paid, because his contract likely had a guarantee in it.

    http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_18131521

  • Oksana2000

    Well over 100 million votes last night and they were still coming in? This will be a world record after the final count!

    Did power voting techinque improve since last year???
    Or is it use of Internet as well?

  • tinawina

    I like the Voice but these boxing ring episodes are being dragged out waaaayyy too long.

    Amen sister. They need make this round last no more than 2 weeks next time. And for the love of god, get it on earlier than 10 o’clock.

    NBC is stoopid.

  • Nina1

    bringing the doctor on-stage to explain Lauren’s vocal issues was just weird. That was to OTT for me. Ryan simply could have said she was having issues, Lauren could have said she was ready to perform — and then they just could have moved on.

    I suspect someone may have realized that the before show planted leaks were OTT, and when the show went on-air they either had to find a way to justify them or step back.

  • Trina

    Dayum I had a feeling it was going to be over a hundred million!

    Considering the huge difference in tour tickets compared to last year IMO its more than power voting improving.

  • swish5

    j9BT-
    voting is over when Lauren pulls ahead – all employees at A T & T are still voting…. lol

  • chearts77

    j9BT-
    voting is over when Lauren pulls ahead – all employees at A T & T are still voting…. lol

    This made me LOL!!! I was wondering the same thing about what Nigel meant. I’m hoping he means that at like 3am in the morning ET (when the west coast was still voting) they already had 100K and votes were still coming in. If he means votes are still coming in NOW, then, yeah, there’s a problem.

    GO SCOTTY!!!

  • emmuzka

    With the average of 24.9 million viewers for each episode, a zillion billion votes and probably a winner who might sell gold, what are the odds that the crappy judging will be changed?

    There must be a load of people somewhere out there that are enjoying this season tremendously. All statistics claim that to be. So where are they, since they are not the old Idol bubble people?

  • plays strings

    Wait… viewers (ratings) are down from last year but more votes came in. I guess the power voters have more opportunities to vote?

  • http://kristentheyellowlab.blogspot.com/ Zsus

    I was wondering the same thing about what Nigel meant. I’m hoping he means that at like 3am in the morning ET (when the west coast was still voting)

    Isn’t Hawaii about 6 hours behind ET? So, that could mean votes were still coming in at 6-7 a.m. Or do they see the show on west coast time?

  • SpenserJ

    Isn’t Hawaii about 6 hours behind ET? So, that could mean votes were still coming in at 6-7 a.m. Or do they see the show on west coast time?

    Does the online voting end at the same time as text and phone voting? I know with the texting or calling, you get that message that voting is closed. Do you get the same with the online votes? Or, because you get a limit on the number, do they give more time for those to come in?

  • tripp_ncwy

    Since Carrie is performing tonight, if we look at the opening montage of idol, the only ones not to perform on idol this season are Rubin, Daughtry, Taylor & Kris but we did get Contantine.

  • MrDuffin

    Nigel just tweeted that votes are still coming in? How can that be?

    @dizzyfeetNigel Lythgoe
    Well over 100 million votes last night and they were still coming in? This will be a world record after the final count!

    It can be because the truth don’t matter.

  • http://untitlement.wordpress.com vorona

    From Twitter:

    JDurbinAI10 James Durbin
    Almost show time. Stage is calling. Voice half gone. Tears ain’t fallin.

    JDurbinAI10 James Durbin
    Vocal rest urgh! He works in mysterious ways! :-) My crazy life. It’s impossible for me to sit in the audience! I CAN’T WAIT to Rock & Roll!

    !!! Don’t take away my last chance to hear James and look forward to a performance!

  • BootStar

    ‘American Idol’s’ Lauren Alaina: ‘I knew God would get me through my vocal problems’

    God and a shot of cortisone!

  • Mel1

    Found this regarding Adam’s Moscow concert:

    today in the morning on the radio there was an interview with the organizer of the fest. He was asked why they had decided to invite Adam to a festival of that kind. He answered that nowadays Adam is one of the foremost artists of the US. And that in the near future he will be a mega star! He also added that Adam has a huge fanbase all over the world, including Russia. Well, the festival will be attended by at least 50,000 people and maybe there will be TV broadcasting going on but no one knows for sure yet.

  • SpenserJ

    !!! Don’t take away my last chance to hear James and look forward to a performance!

    Don’t panic yet. Vocal rest could just mean no more rehearsal and not talking allowed. It’s probably just benching him for today, to save what’s left of his voice for tonight.

    I’m sure Dr. Scrubs who appeared on stage last night is giving James some of his magic potion right now.

  • tripp_ncwy

    blkeener:
    #According to Nigel, Lee DeWyze is not performing bc there just isn’t time & that was last yr, this is this year. #IdolFinale

  • http://untitlement.wordpress.com vorona

    blkeener:
    #According to Nigel, Lee DeWyze is not performing bc there just isn’t time & that was last yr, this is this year. #IdolFinale

    Doesn’t he mean, “This is [our] now”?

    I’ll try not to panic, SpenserJ. ;)

  • SpenserJ

    blkeener:
    #According to Nigel, Lee DeWyze is not performing bc there just isn’t time & that was last yr, this is this year. #IdolFinale

    LOL, I wonder if Lee’s thinking “There’s time for songs from a crappy musical, and time for Steven to sing a 30 year old song, but no time for me?”

    Personally, I’m all for a show where I don’t have to see Lee sing. But, in fairness, if they really couldn’t squeeze him into tonight, they should have him given him that wasted Taio Cruz time last night. No rule that says he couldn’t have performed last night instead (since there’s also, apparently, no rule that says the former winner gets to come back).

  • SpenserJ

    I’ll try not to panic, SpenserJ.

    James will sing, I’m sure of it. 1. He was always a fun performer and after last night, Nigel needs those desperately. 2. Even if he has some problems, he couldn’t ask for a better guy to help provide him “cover” than Rob Halford. 3. Rob’s a super nice guy. So, if he needs to wail in unison with James to cover up a little voice crackage, he’ll totally do it.

  • desiree_chick

    “calm down, peaches” LOL, Lauren

  • satchvai

    Jlo really should bow out to let Lee sing, I mean, c’mon how many times can she promote that tripe.

  • Trina

    James should be fine. There’s like 7 hours to go before showtime. They’ll probably tape his mouth shut and cut his rehearsal time. The way his tweet made it sound he was supposed to go on stage to rehearse but then they put him on vocal rest. Its still really early.

    Hey Nigel STFU. You have time for a THIRD freaking JLO performance and Tom Jones but you dont have time for the current winner?

    *flips bird*

  • aa618892

    Mel1 says:
    05/25/2011 at 12:49 pm

    Found this regarding Adam’s Moscow concert:

    today in the morning on the radio there was an interview with the organizer of the fest. He was asked why they had decided to invite Adam to a festival of that kind. He answered that nowadays Adam is one of the foremost artists of the US. And that in the near future he will be a mega star! He also added that Adam has a huge fanbase all over the world, including Russia. Well, the festival will be attended by at least 50,000 people and maybe there will be TV broadcasting going on but no one knows for sure yet.

    Coooool! I love the “mega star” comment! 50K, yay! Please let there be video! So excited for this.

  • satchvai

    They probably would love to keep James’ mouth taped considering some of his post-exit interviews.

  • aa618892

    JDurbinAI10 James Durbin
    Vocal rest urgh! He works in mysterious ways! :-) My crazy life. It’s impossible for me to sit in the audience! I CAN’T WAIT to Rock & Roll!

    Maybe James can sit with Adam, lol.

  • http://untitlement.wordpress.com vorona

    satchvai says:
    05/25/2011 at 1:09 pm

    They probably would love to keep James’ mouth taped

    Maybe the tape will pull off some of that awful rangy beard. That would be a bonus. (Love the boy, but … no no no no.)

  • Mel1

    #According to Nigel, Lee DeWyze is not performing bc there just isn’t time & that was last yr, this is this year. #IdolFinale

    Does that mean they aren’t going to have those stupid pointless awards and stupid pointless acts on this year? I always fast forward those.

  • tomk

    I hope they do away with the “awards” as well. Given that the auditions didn’t feature anybody like the “Pants on the Ground” guy from last year, I am going to assume we are going to be spared the novelty acts.

  • Banished

    I know it’s the last video clip in the ginormous post, but Jim C’s Glee recap was absolutely hysterical. I love him!

  • swish5

    Lee got to sing 4/5 of his single Beautiful Like You on March 17 because they would only give him 4 minutes. He’s better off not singing tonight – Hew Haw night belongs to them. Lee and Crystal do not have the same record label that American Idol now has.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZurBA0i6CNk

  • panz

    The voting window for online voting is longer than it is for call-in voting. Not that it matters much anymore but it was somehow tied to the broadcast in Hawaii.

  • Kirsten

    Isn’t Hawaii about 6 hours behind ET? So, that could mean votes were still coming in at 6-7 a.m. Or do they see the show on west coast time?

    Hawaii is 6 hours behind ET, but they air the show an hour earlier. So, voting starts for them at 8 pm and ends at 12 pm which is 6 am ET (3 am where Nigel is).

    What time did Nigel tweet that? I see it was posted here at 10:47 am ET which is well past the voting hour.

    Of course, Nigel is all about manipulation. Maybe he is letting the dead in Chicago vote. I hear that Heaven is 10 hours behind ET while Hell gets an unlimited voting window.

    I remember listening to an interview with a guy works for the UN and goes to developing democracies and helps them set up voting mechanisms. He said that it is interesting that dead people always seem to favour the incumbent dictator. So, make of it what you will when it comes to Nigel.

  • lifeisgood

    Here’s a video of Jason singing outside the Nokia:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFJSkmHNpKc&feature=player_embedded#at=204

  • Chicagolaw

    LOL, they probably put James on vocal rest to keep the media away (only joking :)) He will sing, and sound great with Judas Priest. Lots of people are put on vocal rest between performances. I remember Brooke White carrying around a pen and paper because she wasn’t supposed to talk.

    Clearly, Nigel is not a Lee fan.

  • tripp_ncwy

    96.5 KISSFM interview:
    Kris Allen and Lil Jon collaborating? http://bit.ly/iB3Blp

    ETA: No colab in the works but Kris would do it in a heartbeat.

  • Trina

    LOL James is defending the doctor that was trotted out last night, said he’s Steven Tyler’s doctor too. Lord I thought he was fake too ha.

  • miniglik

    Maybe the tape will pull off some of that awful rangy beard. That would be a bonus. (Love the boy, but … no no no no.)

    LOL. We can only dream.

  • Elliegrll

    The voting window for online voting is longer than it is for call-in voting. Not that it matters much anymore but it was somehow tied to the broadcast in Hawaii.

    Online voting ended 2 hours (4 hours last night) after the end of the Hawaii telecast.

  • Mel1

    Are Carrie and Cook the only past idols/winners performing tonite?

  • HotHotHot

    kelly_clarkson Kelly Clarkson
    My two babies (Security & Joplin) taking a nap together. http://say.ly/TIIm1C

  • tripp_ncwy

    Are Carrie and Cook the only past idols/winners performing tonite?

    Cook performed last night though it was pre-taped. Carrie is the only one tonight.

  • http://www.twilightslo.com Mateja
  • Dakota01

    BrianM at IC says there were 122 million votes last night.

  • Mel1

    For those who thought Adam’s BTM would be a rehash of his THS, they will be showing never before seen home videos. I do remember Adam’s mother saying she has a lot of videos of Adam when he was a youngster.

    http://www.ontopmag.com/article.aspx?id=8465&MediaType=1&Category=22

  • Parkbench

    I can’t wait to see Pia, Paul, and STEFANO!!!!! on Rachael Ray today! Ahh!!!!! haha

  • CindyM

    aliisamouganova: This Saturday I’m shooting guess who… ADAM LAMBERT :-)))) He’s gonna be my one and the only pop artist in the portfolio! :-D

    She’s a rock photographer based in Moscow.

  • TwigLA

    I did bump into Kris, Katy and Lizzie in Starbucks and saw all of this season’s Top 13 doing the post-show press.

    Girlygirl, were you one of the fans that delayed Kris from using the restroom in Starbucks? I’m sure you weren’t one of those who followed him in. lol

  • jersey

    Thanks for posting the Jason vid! He sounds great. I miss Jason crack threads ;-)

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    Is anybody else having trouble with twitter…or is it just me?

  • tripp_ncwy

    mj, not just you. It’s been crap all day.

  • Susan

    Is anybody else having trouble with twitter…or is it just me?

    My twitter is working now but it wasn’t a few hours ago.

  • Susan

    satchvai says:
    05/25/2011 at 1:09 pm

    They probably would love to keep James’ mouth taped

    Maybe the tape will pull off some of that awful rangy beard. That would be a bonus. (Love the boy, but … no no no no.)

    Heh, when he tweeted a couple weeks ago asking how we liked the beard, I told him thumbs down… but thumbs up to the blond highlights.

  • tripp_ncwy
  • sunchick

    American Idol’s’ Lauren Alaina: ‘I knew God would get me through my vocal problems’

    God and a shot of cortisone!

    God apparently wears black scrubs.

  • dcglam

    Thanks, CindyM…….
    It sounds as if it will be an awesome photo shoot for Adam.