Idol Headlines for 05/27/11

Today’s Idol Appearances:

  • Taylor Hicks performs at the  Mill Bay Casino in North Bend, OR
  • Bo Bice sings on PBS Radio special “Civl War Songs & Stories,” www.wnpt.net Listen: www.bobice.com/news_2095
  • Anoop Desai performs at the Havana Club in Atlanta. More info HERE.

TMZ Jumps on the WGWG Meme

Pia Toscano Working on Debut Album, Ready to Sing with Kris Allen in D.C. This Memorial Day

Pia is thrilled to be involved in the concert, telling ABC News Radio, “This means everything to me…I lived September 11th. I am a New Yorker and I remember exactly where I was that day.” She adds, “My grandfather was a marine, so this just really strikes such a chord with me, and I’m happy just to be a part of it.” Pia says she’ll perform the national anthem and her version of the Pretenders hit “I’ll Stand By You.” She also hopes to spend some time with Kris, and get some advice about life post-American Idol. She tells ABC News Radio, “Of course…I’m going to pick his brain about what do to when American Idol’s all over. He has a great career, and so it’s going to be fun.”

As for Kris, he’s going to be performing Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA” at the event, telling ABC News Radio, “We don’t want to change it up too much, because it’s such an iconic song…it’s gonna be a lot of fun to sing that song for that many people.” Kris says he feels this year’s concert will be “moving,” and adds, “I cannot wait to get on stage there, with all the people there, singing along…it’s going to be an amazing night.

Read more at WPLJ

Pia Toscano Reveals Details of Her Upcoming Album

“I kind of got a head start, and I didn’t realize that,” Toscano tells PEOPLE. The singer – who’ll be performing the National Anthem during the live broadcast of PBS’s National Memorial Day concert in Washington, D.C., on Sunday – says her exit from the show gave her more time to focus on crafting her upcoming album.

“It’s definitely going to be big ballads, but there’s also going to be those fun up-tempo songs, those dancing songs,” she reveals. “I feel like on the show people really only saw me in one way, and I want to show the world that I can do other things.”

Read more at People

Stefano Langone to sing at Bellevue College

“American Idol” finalist Stefano Langone guest stars in a concert at his former school, Bellevue College, Saturday, June 4, in support of vocal music scholarships.

Langone made it to the top 7 of the popular Fox reality show. He was known for his R&B ballads, and is was thinking of collaborating with rappers and producers next.

Read more at Seattle Times

David Cook plays Viejas Casino

“I’m excited to play the record for people after taking a year and change to get this record done,” Cook said. “It comes out June 28 and a new single ‘The Last Goodbye’ just came out a few weeks ago.”Read more at FOX5

‘’Rent’ preview: Nearly a decade after TV breakthrough, Guarini appears in shore production

He was a child of privilege, with a mother who was a CNN anchorwoman and a father who was chief of police in Atlanta. And he skyrocketed to fame in 2002, finishing second in the first season of “American Idol.”

So how could Justin Guarini possibly identify with Roger in “Rent”? After all, he has never been a starving artist who lives in a cold-water loft where the electricity is erratic.

Read more at NJ.com

Adam Lambert Making His ‘Dream Album’

“I think I’ve probably written about 18 to 20 songs. I’ve been spending the past two and a half months in the studio,” Lambert told MTV News on the red carpet of Wednesday’s “Idol” finale in Los Angeles. “I’m writing most of the material with people myself this time … I’m really involved. It’s really exciting because I think I’m making my dream album. I know that sounds a bit clichéd, but I’m making exactly what I want to listen to.”

Helping him achieve that goal are a variety of seasoned pros — Ryan Tedder, Nikka Costa and Sia, to name just a few — and while there’s still no release date for the album, Lambert said he’s in no rush. He’s enjoying the writing process, and getting an education in songwriting in the process.

Read more at MTV

MTV Idol Finale Red Carpet

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Idol Party Live Season Finale Show

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Cheryl Cole’s loss could be the US X Factor’s gain

Special relationship? Special relationship? Let me tell you something, Mr President (he’ll be reading this – never misses a week): nothing says “you guys are so special to me” like hightailing it to the airport just as news breaks of what America has done to Britain’s Cheryl Cole.

Yes, there may be the odd distracted Yemeni or Syrian dissident who hasn’t heard the story – though I hear it’s the talk of Tripoli – but Cheryl Cole has been axed from the US version of The X Factor. Whether or not Obama personally delivered the death blow to Cheryl’s American dreams is irrelevant. My sources tell me the president was watching the entire operation via videolink in a mobile situation room, and that he and the joint chiefs were scarcely able to breathe until Fox operatives confirmed the takedown using the code alert “Geordio EKIA! Geordio EKIA!”

Read more at the Guardian

Why did Cheryl Cole get dropped from American X Factor?

As the news spreads across the pond, back home in the UK, some fans are wondering whether her role on the show was a glorified PR stunt.

Times columnist Caitlin Moran says the conspiracy theories being written about Cole on the micro-blogging site Twitter make the mystery of JFK’s assassination look like “chicken feed”.

“All of Britain is absolutely obsessed with the truth behind what’s going on. No one can seem to take on board the fact that it was probably just a big mistake and some people changed their minds.”

Read more at the BBC

Glee Interview Bloopers

  • caroleinfla

    •Taylor Hicks performs at the Mill Bay Casino in North Bend, OR
    Taylor is doing 2 shows there tonight. Both are SOLD OUT. I wish I could be there.

  • Dakota01

    Adam and band have arrived in Moscow.

    BertFolieadeux
    Russian MTV crew was at the airport and filmed Adam’s arrival and interviews Russian fans. It’s going to be on Russian TV.
    19 minutes ago

    Pics of Adam in a van at Moscow airport:

    http://bit.ly/mpXKD5

    http://bit.ly/j2jZHT

  • CindyM

    So excited about Adam in Russia!!

  • tripp_ncwy

    More information on the PBS Memorial Day Concert with Kris & Pia;
    http://mclean.patch.com/articles/mclean-resident-stars-at-national-memorial-day-concert

  • Mel1

    Tommy tweeted that it was cute when the band stepped out of their hotel, the Russian girls sang If I Had You to them. Adam was probably resting.

    Sauli is due back in Finland this weekend. I bet he gets a huge reception after his pics (with Adam) were splashed all over so many media outlets all over the world almost daily. He’s a bigger celebrity now than when he left Finland a short time ago.

  • TheOther

    So news of Pia’s album is reported by People magazine and Rodney Jerkins is her producer. Not exactly shabby for someone who finished in 9th place.

  • Anmor

    Adam and his band are going to be jetlagged as h*ll tomorrow. I keep wondering how that will affect the concert.

  • Reflections On Life

    Michael Sarver looks HAWTT in that 2nd Cantiello video! Who woulda thunk it?

  • emmuzka

    But I thought that Pia didn’t have a record contract yet? She seems to be really sure of where she is going with the album production, though.

  • koshka

    tripp_ncwy says:
    05/27/2011 at 11:03 am
    More information on the PBS Memorial Day Concert with Kris & Pia;
    http://mclean.patch.com/articles/mclean-resident-stars-at-national-memorial-day-concert

    Awww good for them! The weather seems to have broken here finally, so the temps will be good and encourage a large crowd.

  • koshka

    But I thought that Pia didn’t have a record contract yet? She seems to be really sure of where she is going with the album production, though.

    Well I’m sure she knows if she is getting a contract or not. In the past they seemed to have a schedule in how they roll out announcements. Does anyone recall the sequence & timing of the formal announcement by 19/RCA for S8 & S9?

    ETA: NVM I just found the info..it was much easier to find than I thought. If anyone is interested. S7 Cook May 28, Archie June 9th (?), S8 Kris, June 8, Adam, June 9, Allison June 9th or 10th (don’t recall), Gokey Sept 2nd. S9 Something like May 28th for both Crystal and Lee & August 2nd(?) for Casey James. The dates might be off, I was mostly looking for ballpark dates for the also rans in comparison to the winner/runner up.

  • limi

    more pics of Adam in Russia, this is really cool, a concert in Russia, international artist for sure, saw a pic of Tommy- he has pink hair!

    @fruitflyCaz Pics of Adam Lambert arriving in Russia http://tinyurl.com/3h86lo7 http://tinyurl.com/434s2dx http://tinyurl.com/4y47etr

  • limi

    Tommy’s pink hair! Oh Tommy,Tommy!

    Oh, It’s True!! @TommyJoeRatliff have a Pink hair!! Cute! :) http://bit.ly/m0aJL1 http://bit.ly/iD1Wxo

  • lovingadam
  • limi

    Is there any news when Kris’ album is set to be released? I haven’t seen anything about it in awhile, although I don’t follow Kris closely.

  • koshka

    limi says:
    05/27/2011 at 11:31 am
    Is there any news when Kris’ album is set to be released? I haven’t seen anything about it in awhile, although I don’t follow Kris closely.

    I’ve been wondering the same. I’d think there should be a single announcement soon. Kris fans?

    I’m hoping his album hits the mark for me (same with David). Seems like a nice guy.

  • HermeticallySealed

    Oh, It’s True!! @TommyJoeRatliff have a Pink hair!! Cute! :) http://bit.ly/m0aJL1 http://bit.ly/iD1Wxo

    Convenient that it matches that girl’s camera almost tint for tint.

  • Mel1

    Adam interview with Extra

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCdqKV1lrA4&feature=youtu.be

    So cute, “I love you too.” “I love you too.” He sure does something to the ladies.

  • Valentin432

    The ratings for SYTYCD are up from last year’s premiere:

    Of course Fox, led by So You Think You Can Dance topped the broadcast ratings on the first night of broadcast primetime summer, it was the only new show on the English broadcast networks! The show’s 3.2 adults 18-49 rating was up 7% from last year’s premiere on 5/27/10.

    Are you going to do a post for SYTYCD rating this summer Mj or should I post them here?

  • Reflections On Life
  • Incipit

    Thanks for the David Cook video about the Viejas Casino in San Diego.

    Hope the dude gets the weekend off – there were two shows in San Diego yesterday – one at 12 Noon PST at Anthology for STAR 94.1. The noon show was in downtown San Diego, the Viejas Casino show about 90 minutes away, on a reservation east of San Diego.

    – I haven’t seen videos from Viejas yet, but the Anthology show has a few up and the sound there was excellent on the fan vids that have surfaced. And, the lucky winners there got full band acoustic!

    This video of “Light On” has a guy in the audience making David laugh at his reaction right after the most extended high note in the song. Funny.

    It’s been a very full week!

  • patsafan

    Here’s David A at the KIIS-FM viewing party at the L.A. Regal Theatre Wed. sorry if this was posted somewhere and missed it.
    Amazing CRAZY even better than past ones! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDsyzxUbMA4&feature=player_embedded

    Acoustic CRUSH http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smDOVAme8oQ&feature=player_embedded

    acapella I’ll Be http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t67MMzivnkE&feature=related

  • heidijoy

    David A just keeps getting better. Best /Crazy and Crush performance yet. Thanks for posting patsafan!! Hadn’t seen anything posted on the viewing party until Allison’s tunes this a.m.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Is there any news when Kris’ album is set to be released? I haven’t seen anything about it in awhile, although I don’t follow Kris closely.

    The last few interviews Kris has only said sometime this year after previously stating this summer. He will be going to Nashville in June to continue writing.

  • bridgette12

    It’s pretty cool that one of our American Idols is performing in Russia. I can’t wait to see the videos of his visit there and performance tomorrow.

  • Elliegrll

    The last few interviews Kris has only said sometime this year after previously stating this summer. He will be going to Nashville in June to continue writing.

    I don’t think that he ever said that the album would be released this summer, he said that he wanted to have a single out by this summer.

  • tripp_ncwy

    I posted it in the Lee thread but Nigel is saying that Lee was asked a week before the finale to present the trophy to the AI10 winner. It really getting entertaining.

  • bridgette12

    El

    liegrll says:

    05/27/2011 at 12:20 pm

    I don’t think that he ever said that the album would be released this summer, he said that he wanted to have a single out by this summer

    I think that’s probably the plan for Kris, Adam and Daughtry, to release a new single late summer and their new album drop in the fall.

  • lifeisgood

    limi says:
    05/27/2011 at 11:31 am
    Is there any news when Kris’ album is set to be released?

    MTV interview:
    http://newsroom.mtv.com/2011/05/26/kris-allen-new-music-american-idol-secrets/

    “Always a friend to MTV News, the 25-year-old singer/songwriter gave our resident “Idol” expert Jim Cantiello a tease at what his new tunes sound like in three words: “soulful, weightier and organic.”

    There was another interview where I think Kris said the album would be out sometime this year.
    Midway through:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EAignor5cQ

  • Nina1

    But I thought that Pia didn’t have a record contract yet?

    I’d bet Pia has had a contract for some time and management just didn’t want her to say so until after the winners were declared. Who would go into a studio without a contract?

  • larc

    tripp_ncwy says:
    I posted it in the Lee thread but Nigel is saying that Lee was asked a week before the finale to present the trophy to the AI10 winner. It really getting entertaining.

    Sounds as if it’s turning into a popcorn event. ;)

  • CindyM

    Cute girls :)

    Entry into an Adam Lambert in Moscow photo contest.

    http://yfrog.com/gyhdu2j

  • butterbean

    Pia said, “I feel like on the show people really only saw me in one way …”

    Ummm, maybe that’s because she only did one damn thing … over and over and over.

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    Ummm, that’s because she only did one damn thing … over and over and over.

    Even after being encouraged to show another side more than once!

  • theonlygirl

    I’m excited for Adam performing in Russia. That must be awesome! I hope he’s kept safe and he has a great performance!

    I think Adam’s next step after Moscow will be a quick personal trip to Finland. It’s very close and his boyfriend said he’ll be there next week. Hopefully after that, some Max Martin collaborations!

  • lovingadam

    from twitter

    BertFolieadeux julia
    Russian MTV crew was at the airport and filmed Adam’s arrival and interviews Russian fans. It’s going to be on Russian TV.
    18 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply

  • Kradison

    Ummm, maybe that’s because she only did one damn thing … over and over and over.

    As well as everyone else this season.

  • girlygirl

    Pia and Kris talking about the PBS Memorial Day concert they are doing. Pia is singing the NA and one other song, Kris is singing one song. Nice to see Pia give Kris some props :)

    http://wplj.com/Article.asp?id=2198068

  • iluvai

    That little picture of Adam is gorgeous!!!

  • desiree_chick

    Ummm, maybe that’s because she only did one damn thing … over and over and over.

    *As well as everyone else this season.

    *Thank you, damn near everyone, including the winner, did the same damn thing over and over each, hence why this season had a anti-climatic end.

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    *Thank you, damn near everyone, including the winner, did the same damn thing over and over each, hence why this season had a anti-climatic end.

    She had ample opportunity to show another side. It’s her quote.

  • satchvai

    The only one who didn’t do the same thing over and over was blasted for not “knowing what kind of artist she was” God, I love AI

  • Trina

    Love that Pia gets to sing the NA!

  • cowboysfan

    Ummm, maybe that’s because she only did one damn thing … over and over and over.

    Ummm, except that’s not true. At least two of Pia’s performances (including her last one) were uptempo songs. I would say that she showed a lot more versatility than the Hee Haw reject who ended up winning the whole thing.

  • Kirsten

    Sounds as if it’s turning into a popcorn event.

    I’m beginning to think that Nigel is a majority share owner of Jiffy Pop or Orville Redenbacher’s.

  • HotHotHot

    I would Believe Lee more than Nigel!

  • Elliegrll

    Ummm, except that’s not true. At least two of Pia’s performances (including her last one) were uptempo songs.

    I’ll give you the last one, but the previous performance, a Whitney Houston cover that was produced by Rodney Jerkins, was just Pia singing the song as a ballad over uptempo/dance instrumentation. She didn’t alter her style at all. Pundits compared it to gay clubs, where the dj mutes the original music of a favorite diva, and just adds a generic dance track.

  • lukien

    Ok … as Lucy Caboosey said to Nosey Rachel: “Let’s Get It Right!”
    AI judges, producers & whatevers encourage the idols to be artists of a specific genre, in the same time, they need to be able to show versatility and range … in their CHOSEN genre.
    Pia’s genre is of course POP. There are only really 2 ranges in pop, slow (ballad) & uptempo (dance). Pia’s proven she’s a big bad ballad diva, she hadn’t shown she’s versatile enough to tackle those songs that rule the dancefloor yet.
    That’s what the judges encouraged her to do … but still stayed in her genre.
    Scotty is trueblue country, no question about it. When Baldy Randy said “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, he means Scotty really knows who he is as an artist. I’m not really familiar with country music, but I believe there are many ranges/categories in country, like traditional (grassroot??), pop crossover, the uptempo (hewhaw), ballad, Christian, etc. And Scotty has shown his versatility in singing many different types of music in his own CHOSEN genre. If some of you call it boring, the same old same old, of course you are entitled to your own opinions. Many (millions) love country music, hence Scotty won & his so-called “cheesy” single is No.1 in iTunes and is set to debut at some No.1s in Billboard charts next week.
    Now Haley … when Jimmy said Haley didn’t know who she was as an artist, Jimmy basically referred to many types of genre that Haley had sung prior to that comment. She sang country (Blue), R&B (Fallin’), dance/r&b/pop (Your Baby Tonight), and perhaps many more like jazz, folk, blues, soul, rock, etc. She’s not consistent. Of course she has a big voice and can sing anything … however, she’ll be hard to be “sold” if she can’t choose one specific genre as her launching pad. Although it doesn’t really matter, does it? One idol previously claimed he’s a rock god but his album is full of dance & remix in the same category with Lady GaGa. But his fans still ate that up down the glory hole anyway, good for them. So I guess Haley should be alright, rite?

  • girlygirl

    Kris just tweeted a photo re: the Memorial Day concert

    KrisAllen

    #Backdrop for the show on Sunday. http://say.ly/SdDmu7
    11 minutes ago

    ETA – there’s supposed to be a huge crowd for this concert — I read somewhere something like 300,000 people???!!!

  • JudyL

    Pia had her opportunity to prove to me that she really was a “shocking boot’ on the finale. She definitely did NOT. Several of the other eliminated contestants performed better than Pia. I see nothing special about her. I will be majorly surprised if she is as successful as people are predicting.

  • girlygirl

    Cale’s girlfriend tweeted a photo of Kris & the band rehearsing for the Memorial Day concert (for those who don’t know, Cale is Kris’s guitarist/keyboard player)

    katebarber
    Proud to be an Americannnnn!!! http://instagr.am/p/Ey4QH/

    and another photo, tweeted by KAB

    http://yfrog.com/gy4grpkj

  • Mary102

    I think Adam’s next step after Moscow will be a quick personal trip to Finland. It’s very close and his boyfriend said he’ll be there next week. Hopefully after that, some Max Martin collaborations!

    Hoping for all of this too! Soo excited he could finally go to Russia! I know he was getting big there, but it probably couldn’t be fit into the last tour, which was already jam packed! And yes, Sauli supposedly going to Finland this weekend/Monday, which would work out perfectly for Adam to meet him there after the Moscow show! And Max Martin, definitely hope for that too! Adam mentioned collaborating with him for the album!

  • Kirsten

    I have to agree with lukien’s post.

    I did not find that aspect of the judging/Iovine commenting confusing at all. They were pretty clear: pick a genre and show your range within it.

    Pia didn’t just pick ballads, she picked the same type of diva ballads over and over. And not very modern ballads. It doomed her.

    I don’t like James’s genre of heavy rockery, but even I could recognize that he was exploring different styles within that genre. I ended up liking some of what he did. That’s how you can grow your fan base.

    Message: Define who you are as an artist and then show us why we should buy more than one single from you

  • Mary102

    Re Pia – I have to say, after watching her again on the finale, she really just blended into the background about as much as the other girls, and was about as interchangeable as Tatanisa, Karen, or Naima, tbh. I know she sings much better, but yeah, she is just so wooden and boring on stage. And there was a reason she was voted off 9th.

  • JazzRocks

    Fingers crossed for video of the concert AND for a stop in Sweden!

  • satchvai

    @Lukien, what Haley did was showcase her versatility and did a damn good job of it. Any working musician will tell you if you want to put bread on the table, you need to be versatile. Now, what she did do at the end of her run was make a niche for herself in the Adele/Duffy/Amy Winehouse type bluesy/rock that is currenty topping the charts but she also showed that she can do more than that, which IMHO was a very smart move.
    Just your average Idol viewer isn’t going to grasp that because they are being spoonfed by unimaginative producers and judges that don’t care about artistry as much about selling records. No, the two don’t go hand in hand.

  • dishwalla

    But Pia being voted off early actually worked to her advantage. If she had left about the same time Casey did, she wouldn’t have gotten all the media attention.

    And to her credit, her team has been good about keeping her name out there. It’s been almost 2 mos since her elim.

    At this point, its TBD in as far how the finalists from Season 10 will do. But I would rank Pia with Scotty, James, Haley as those we will hear from again. I don’t think anyone else will be signed by UMG.

    And re Lauren, I think she will be signed. But I think she will struggle. I just don’t see Country music ready for 2 teen performers. I also don’t think she has the maturity at this point to survive in a very tough business.

  • CindyM

    LOL Nvm.

  • tomk

    Haley was lucky in that she was able to survive those early B-2 moments – but it allowed her to showcase everything she is capable of. Now, she can go into the studio and emphasize her strong points. She’s not going to do anything like Alanis, so who cares now that her cover of Alanis wasn’t great? She won’t be doing songs like “Call Me”, so it doesn’t matter if that was one of her weaker moments. Her versatility will suit her very well, I think. Jazzy/bluesy rock is something that is currently “in”, and she doesn’t sound like the artists who are making it big in that genre right now. So it allows her to be unique within a style of music that people are enjoying. Seems like a great place to be….the fun part right now I guess is the speculation. The bottom line is even with the fun of the speculation, we’re not going to know for months whether Pia or Haley can release a single that will catch on and get a lot of airplay.

  • meme4cj_

    Los Angeles Times , Summer concert preview : A selective list of the season’s must-see shows

    Sugarland, Sara Bareilles, Casey James. A night of pleasant, uplifting twang and strum under the stars with Sugarland, the Atlanta duo of Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush who proved that rock-solid songwriting and honest emotion could penetrate the protective sheen that sometimes covers commercial country music. Also on the bill are Venice, Calif.-based Sara Bereilles and singer/songwriter Casey James. The Greek Theatre, 2700 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. July 25-26, 7:30 p.m. $40.50-$96.

  • wordnerdarchie

    A very professional looking video of David Cook & band performing at Anthology in San Diego has popped up. Check it out.

    Light On

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

    Wanted to share this article from The Toledo Blade about Crystal working at the homeless center in Toledo today. She kept it under wraps, so no one knew she’d be there. Then, she gave the people there (mostly homeless folks) a 10-song private concert.

    The Toledo Blade: Crystal Bowersox Serves, Performs at St. Paul Community Center.

  • iani

    Hope you AL fans get Adam back from Russia, they will “eat” him, j/k. I like festivals, people are coming from all over EU not only RS, hopefully there will be some videos.
    DC is back to the old hair style, great performance and video quality!

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    Hey everyone, I missed you guys and the lively discussion a lot! I was super sick and in the hospital, nothing major dont worry, but I was upset about missing 10 days of life…as much as i love this website, i might log on a bit less frequently, to catch up with school and get totally better and stuff…nbd
    Soooo I’ve basically missed all of AI (except the results part of the finale) and glee and all the news and adam etc. can anyone give me like a summary of whats up with adam other than thw twitter party? thanks, i would appreciate it soo much!
    no idea about glee
    I still flove AI, even though I’m mad I missed a lot of this season-I’ll catch up. THRILLED scotty won, because that guy has some legit talent and lauren is AMAZING as well. If theyre dating (idk sorry havent read stuff) theyre the CUTEST couple in the whole friggin world!!!!!! The AI finale was absolutely amazing…kinda bland singles, but its better than a coronation song.

    Ot, but i read back on some of my old posts-and im so glad im not 12 anymore…sorry for all the torture i put people thru reading all those caps hahaha
    anyway,
    overall, even though i wasnt hooked, this season went really really well.everyone was super talented, and im so glad the top 2 got contracts and i cantg wait to hear their new albums! thanks mj for everything this season!!!!!
    time for the off-season haha

  • HoppersSkippersMiners

    Glad you’re feeling better luv. Stay healthy sweetie, and good luck on your finals!

    {{HUGS}}

    ETA: Oh yes – Adam is currently in Moscow, getting ready for his MAXIDROME concert tomorrow/later today. He apparently left very shortly after the AI finale, where he and Sauli walked the carpet together looking *extremely* adorable. He also talked to jambajim, stating that he’s finished 18-20 songs for the upcoming album, and was extremely excited {natch}.

    Glad you liked the finale :-)

  • tinydance
  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    Thank you sooooooooooo much hoppersskippersminers :D

  • Ratna12

    Pia and Kris talking about the PBS Memorial Day concert they are doing. Pia is singing the NA and one other song, Kris is singing one song. Nice to see Pia give Kris some props

    http://wplj.com/Article.asp?id=2198068

    Kind of jealous that Pia gets to sing 2x, but it’s OK.

  • halo9125

    And re Lauren, I think she will be signed. But I think she will struggle. I just don’t see Country music ready for 2 teen performers. I also don’t think she has the maturity at this point to survive in a very tough business.

    I have to say, I also thought Lauren didn’t have the maturity to handle the spotlight and survive in the business. However, after I saw her interview on Leno, I’ll be the first to admit I sold her short. I’ve been teaching a long time, and have seen lots of 16 year olds, and they are not even close to being where Lauren is right now. I wish her well.

    Pia is singing the NA and one other song

    Pia singing the National Anthem will give you goosebumps on your goosebumps.

  • Ratna12

    A very professional looking video of David Cook & band performing at Anthology in San Diego has popped up. Check it out.

    Light On

    I hope for David’s fans that the video will stay out there.
    Kris’ video that was taken by Anthology (that’s why it looks professional) was out for only several days and somehow it was taken down by the club. Don’t know why. I think it was his cover of Paranoid Android. Maybe it was the song itself, who knows ?

  • wordnerdarchie

    I think it was his cover of Paranoid Android.

    Since this was not a cover of another band’s original, maybe there won’t be a problem.

  • abl890

    No official release date for the album has been set, but Toscano hopes it will be sooner than later. “We don’t want to rush anything,” she says. “We want to make sure that we find the perfect sound, the perfect songs. So I’m not sure when exactly, but hopefully soon.”

    Beyond perfecting her studio tracks, she’s also sharpening her all-around performance skills, including dancing and commanding the stage.

    It sounds like Pia is heading in the right direction which is good. Maybe getting booted earlier gave her a better perspective on where she stood. It’s a tough business for anyone to break into and become a success.

  • abbysee

    He is the 1st Latino American Idol winner.

    Scotty made Idol history…lol

    It’s sorta funny, but it’s sorta true too, he is part Boricua, so of course PR is gonna claim him too!

  • http://twitter.com/lindsav adamland

    nvm

  • dcglam

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