American Idol Headlines for 06/10/11 - The Evening Edition

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Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina are set to debut on the Orpy between 7:30-8:30 CDT. You can listen online HERE.

OFFSTAGE: Idol Stars Ready for Videos

“They really let people see your personality while you are singing the song, and hopefully they can even see what you are feeling when you’re singing that song,” he told me. And Idol runner-up Lauren Alaina, who was walking the carpet with him, finished his thought by adding, “When you hear a song, and then see the art that goes with it, it lets you creates all different types of emotions.”

Read more at CMT.com

David Cook’s guitar player, Neal Tiemann tweets, “I got to play guitar with the kids and staff of PS22 in Staten Island.” Check out the twit vid. David had reached out to the world-renowned choir in May and it looks like all parties made it happen!

Live From CMA Fest: The Frogmen Talk To Lauren Alaina

Live From CMA Fest: The Frogmen Talk To Lauren Alaina

Lauren Alaina stopped by and talked a little American Idol and new music with the Frogmen.

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Crystal Bowersox performs a “secret show” at the Orpy today

@opry: @crystalbowersox sings “Me & Bobby McGee” at the “In Know Show” http://twitgoo.com/2bzdyh

@opry: A big thanks to @crystalbowersox, @BrianWalkerLive, and all who came out today! Great show! http://say.ly/Wnqp5N

‘Idol’ winner Taylor Hicks to perform at State Games opening ceremony

Taylor Hicks, a favorite son of Alabama whose singing earned him the Season Five “American Idol” crown, will be the featured performer at the opening ceremony of the Rocky Mountain State Games on Friday, July 29 at 7 p.m.

The talented singer and songwriter will entertain the crowd and the athletes who will march in the evening’s parade of competitors.

The celebration will feature the traditional parade of athletes, a BMX performance by the Yellow Design Stunt Team, gymnastics and taekwondo sport demonstrations, and the lighting of the State Games cauldron by a special celebrity athlete.

Read more at the Gazette.com

Checking in with Taylor Hicks – Playing Great Gigs for Great Causes

Following back-to-back sold-out shows last month at Coos Bay, Oregon’s Mill Casino, an exhausted Taylor Hicks confessed, “I don’t even know where on the map I am right now.” That’s not to say Hicks is indifferent to his Oregon fans – far from it. It simply means that Hicks goes wherever the gigs take him. And for a musician with such a strong work ethic, that translate into a great deal of traveling.

While the rain-soaked Oregon audience may have been yearning for some sunny weather, Hicks was quick to point out how much worse it could be. Having seen his part of the country so mercilessly battered by severe storms, Hicks will be participating in fundraising concerts to help provide relief.

Read more at blogcritics

Simon Cowell on the ‘X Factor’ Shakeup

“Who else are we going choose?” Cowell said about having the Pussycat Doll singer join as a judge after Cole’s exit. He jokingly added about Scherzinger, “She would have killed me if I had chosen anyone else. I literally would have been killed.”

As for Cole’s departure, Cowell said, “I hope we’re going to be friends going forward. She’ll be mad at me for a while, but I didn’t do anything wrong.”

Read more at ExtraTV

The X Factor: Moving On From Judges-Gate

It’s time to move on from the drama over the sudden shift in judges on The X Factor. So says Simon Cowell of British pop singer Cheryl Cole’s sudden replacement by Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger, originally slated as the show’s co-host. “It’s about the contestants, they’ve got no interest in us bickering,” Cowell told TV Guide Magazine at the show’s auditions in Newark, NJ on June 9.

Audition rounds already taped that include Cole will be aired when the show premieres in September. “I mean it’s reality TV, there’s no point in lying about it,” Cowell said. “But you know, we didn’t kill anyone.” The bruhaha came about after Cowell offered to switch Cole back to the UK version of The X Factor; when that didn’t work out, he offered her the U.S. slot back, but Cole said no. Hard feelings have evidently arisen. Added Cowell, “I miss her as a friend.”

Read more at TV Guide

Interview: Nasty Nigel – ‘Simon Cowell just wants to be loved’

I think the The Voice [another new US talent show, based on a Dutch hit] must have upset their plans because all of a sudden Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green are judges in it.”

Does he think Cowell will try to be as different as possible on The X Factor? “No. I think Simon’s going to calm down. He’s wanted to be loved for a number of years now. He’s not the cold Simon he used to be. He’s a warmer one.”

Read more at Telegraph.co.uk

 
  • Nina1

    Simon is gonna do an interview a day until X Factor starts. Ho. Hum.

  • car3278sweet

    Crystal Bowersox performs a “secret show” at the Orpy today

    What is a secret show? Is this a normal part of the CMA fest and I’ve just been oblivious to it?

  • artemis

    Video of Lee DeWyze and his girlfriend Jonna Walsh at the premiere of Super 8 Wednesday night, talking to Jon Favreau-Jonna played his daughter in “Couples Retreat.”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=av60oQgBs6M

    Great picture from the premiere:

    http://redbeanie.tumblr.com/post/6397854978

  • http://www.kellydeanhansen.com MahlerFan

    Looking increasingly like Slezak is going to make us wait over another weekend for his Reinhart Beatification. Ugh.

  • girlygirl

    Are Scotty and/or Lauren making video for their current song? or are they just talking generally?

  • ozarko

    Just Jared Jr. posted super-sized pics of Archie on the CMT awards red carpet…

    http://justjaredjr.buzznet.com/photo-gallery/421095/david-archuleta-cmt-music-awards-01/fullsize/

  • jdanton2

    Jordin Sparks duet with Chris Brown No Air is the winning single for Rochelle the winner of X-Factor 2011 in The Netherlands.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1pv98Xs8x4

  • larc

    It looks as if WSM may not have enough bandwidth to do this. It’s almost 30 minutes before the Scotty/Lauren performance time window, and I already can’t get into their site fully. :(

  • Pam

    It looks as if WSM may not have enough bandwidth to do this. It’s almost 30 minutes before the Scotty/Lauren performance time window, and I already can’t get into their site fully.

    I had the same problem and kept trying till I finally got in. I’m listening to the live stream now.

  • chearts77

    It looks as if WSM may not have enough bandwidth to do this. It’s almost 30 minutes before the Scotty/Lauren performance time window, and I already can’t get into their site fully.

    I was having problems at 7:20 (ET) getting into the sight. I kept trying and around 7:40 I was able to get in. I’m sure there’s a lot of people trying to stream it. Hope you can get in soon.

  • JayBro

    It took me about 10 minutes to get on

  • JayBro

    I’m loving this old cry in your beer country this guy is singing. Bradley Gaskin

  • soccersam53

    just be patient you’ll get in. lauren and scotty wont go on for at least another 10 minutes

  • tripp_ncwy

    Kris hanging out with the band Parachute after their show in Little Rock last night.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=7002648&id=36311833517
    Hanging with our boy @krisallen after the sweat-feat that was the Little Rock show.

  • larc

    I’m sure there’s a lot of people trying to stream it. Hope you can get in soon.

    Thanks! Still not fully in, but in enough to see the feed spinning. I live in Scotty’s home area and nearly everybody around here is probably trying to get in, so that’s likely the reason for my problem. The local newspaper gave the WSM URL this morning.

  • JudyOhio

    Still can’t get in at 8:39 ET, it’ll be over before I get in at this rate! Sigh…..

  • Pam

    Lauren and Scotty will be up shortly.

  • chearts77

    @larc: There’s still time to get fully in. Scotty isn’t on yet. But coming soon. Yeah, your area is probably jammed packed. The announcers have mentioned Scotty twice now and the crowd has gone wild.

  • Pam

    Lauren is coming on stage right now.

    ETA: She’s performing “Blue”.

  • JayBro

    Thats how to sing Blue

  • Lucy1234

    Lauren is singing Blue

  • Elliegrll

    Lauren sounds great, even though she’s nervous.

  • Pam

    Very enthusiastic crowd in there tonight. awwww Lauren is nervous. I think she did a good job on “Blue”. She’s going to perform her single now.

  • Lucy1234

    Aww Lauren is so sweet. She is sooo nervous and dreamed of being on the Opry stage since she was a little girl as big as her shoes. She also said that she has been under the weather. She sounded great even though she was nervous.

  • Lucy1234

    He said she would be back so I wonder if she and Scotty are doing a duet after Scotty sings.

  • chearts77

    He said she would be back so I wonder if she and Scotty are doing a duet after Scotty sings.

    I was just thinking the same thing.

    Josh Turner is going to be there tonight too. Wonder if Scotty and Josh will duet?

  • Pam

    He said she would be back so I wonder if she and Scotty are doing a duet after Scotty sings.

    Yeah, I caught that too. I hope so. That would be nice. The crowd is going nuts for Scotty. ha!

    ETA: He’s going to perform the single now.

  • McCreerian

    Will the Grand Ol’ Opry be televised eventually?

  • chearts77

    Will the Grand Ol’ Opry be televised eventually?

    It used to be. I wish it still was.

    Scotty doing Check Yes or No now

  • Pam

    Scotty is now doing “Check Yes Or No”.

  • Lucy1234

    Scotty sounded nervous also. I still don’t care much for his single. My problem with Scotty is that I don’t like traditional country. Either Scotty is nervous or is it me but his voice sounds very thin tonight.

  • Elliegrll

    Scotty sounds so mature, and like he belongs on that stage. The crowd loves him.

  • Lucy1234

    The General Manager is coming out with Lauren and giving congratulations to Scotty and Lauren – framed prints commemorating their Opry debut for both. Announced them at the game tomorrow.

  • Pam

    This is cool. They were just presented their jersey’s for tomorrow’s game.

  • katielynne

    I thought Scotty sound great and very relaxed.

  • chearts77

    I thought Scotty sound great and very relaxed.

    I thought so too. It seems so effortless for him.

  • hoa_teca

    He is sure nervous in “I love you this big” and a little bit shaky at the third verse (he sang the song in full for the first time) but he still sounds good.

    He is more relaxed at “Check Yes or No”.

    Overall, he did well. Lauren too.

  • brie200

    Not that I heard it, but I cut them some slack on sounding nervous. This has to be a big deal for them.

  • McCreerian

    Not that I heard it, but I cut them some slack on sounding nervous. This has to be a big deal for them.

    I agree, let them be nervous! This is a huge deal.

  • Made

    @PS22Chorus An afternoon that words could simply do no justice to – @TheDavidCook & @PS22Chorus – prepare yourself for some SICK footage on the way!!

  • Incipit

    Made , I read on Twitter that PS22 usually puts up their new videos in a day or two – so this “sick footage” may not be too long coming. I really want to hear what it sounds like – David and Neal and that amazing chorus of talented kids!

  • jan

    Video is up and it is pure fun. I wonder how it is going to be used.

    @PS22Chorus: 1st vid is up!! “The Last Goodbye” David Cook & PS22 Chorus http://t.co/LFCH5NF

  • cookmerized

    That cookie vid is unreal. Those kids. Omg. As if I needed a reason to love him even more.

  • nhd

    @PS22Chorus
    The second amazing vid of @thedavidcook w/ @ps22chorus – a killer cover of “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele! http://t.co/ypRhNuc

  • cookmerized

    Holycrap. I don’t want to sleep if video 3 is coming out tonight! Those kids are fuc@$&! insane. And cookie with kids-omg I can’t take it. LOVE LOVE LOVE

  • Incipit

    Mercy! How many songs did they do? The first video said 2 or 3 more performances from this afternoon!

    Thanks for keeping this current, nhd – very cool.

  • unidentified

    Those videos are too much cute, I can hardly stand it. Wow.

  • wordnerdarchie

    Who knew that “The Last Goodbye” was such a fun song to sing? Cook seems to really enjoy that song, as do the kids, lol.

  • suenigma

    wordnerdarchie says:
    Who knew that “The Last Goodbye” was such a fun song to sing? Cook seems to really enjoy that song, as do the kids, lol.

    I agree with this so much. I think that this is what was missing from the AI version – the fun, joy and IDK, easiness (if that makes sense) of this peformance. This is one song where a LACK of intensity improves it, IMO.

  • Trina

    Seriously OMG that is adorable! I loved that way more than his Idol performance of TLG! Those kids are amazing.

  • Incipit

    the fun, joy and IDK, easiness (if that makes sense) of this peformance. This is one song where a LACK of intensity improves it, IMO.

    It’s WTF!Cook, again. He’s doing the same thing that he did with the video – with that dark comedy of errors and the fixated songwriter instead of the angst and break-up sadness people may have expected..

    The song isn’t about that – except peripherally – it’s about regret for a relationship that didn’t work, even though “we tried”- yes – but it’s also about possibilities, ‘someone else will love you better’ – it’s about better things for both parties, if they can just admit it – quit beating the dead horse, and say their last goodbye – everything will get easier, for both of them.

    IMO. Of Course.

    Tricksy.

  • Grammie Kari

    Too bad they couldn’t have had that version on the Idol stage. David is just so cool.

    Thank you MJ, for keeping us up-to-date on Taylor Hicks!

  • tripp_ncwy

    VH1 Top 20 Music Video Countdown 6/11/11

    03 Jennifer Lopez/Pitbull “On The Floor” [4|3] [+1] New Peak
    18 Steven Tyler “(It) Feels So Good” [2|18] [+2] New Peak

    Rick Dees Top 40
    #04 Jennifer Lopez f/Pitbull On The Floor

    Rick Dees HOT ADULT
    #23 Jennifer Lopez f/Pitbull On The Floor
    #31 Steven Tyler It Feels So Good

    GAC top 20 Country:
    #20 Don’t You Wanna Stay (Jason Aldean/Kelly Clarkson)

    CMT Pure 12-Pack:
    No Idols

    CMT top 20:
    #20 Don’t You Wanna Stay (From 2010 CMA Awards) (Jason Aldean/Kelly Clarkson)

  • luly

    Details about 2 songs that Kris co-wrote:
    Additional Information for: HEADED TOWARD THE SUNRISE
    Writer(s): KRIS ALLEN, STEVEN MILLER, DAVID HODGES
    HFA Song Code: H5126L

    Additional Information for: BEST INTENTIONS
    Writer(s): STEVE MILLER, KRIS ALLEN, DAVID HODGES
    HFA Song Code: B7090R

    https://www.harryfox.com/

  • lili_anne7

    nvm