Idol Headlines for 06/13/11

Today’s Idol Appearances

  • Jennifer Hudson to stream live concert on Late Show with David Letterman. More info HERE.

Kelly Clarkson: My Reality TV Obsession

With all the hubbub going on over the recent American Idol finale, there was one thing sitting there in the back of my mind: What does original Idol, Kelly Clarkson, have to say about all of this?

Fortunately, on the very night of the big faceoff between Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina, I hit Clarkson’s private Tupperware show in NYC for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America (more on that below; or visit http://www.facebook.com/chainofconfidence to find out how Tupperware will donate $1 to the BAGCOAs for every 25,000 likes!) on May 25 to stalk her down and ask her opinion on it all. Here’s what the pop star (whose next album is due this fall) had to say.

Us: Why did you decide to do this great event?

Read more at US

Matt Giraud Graces the Gardens – Idol ready to entertain close to home

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – With the biggest star-studded line up ever, the stage is set for a season of sensational music in one of the most beautiful settings ever – Frederik Meijer Gardens.

Matt Giraud Graces the Gardens: woodtv.com

Casey Abrams with Bill Cosby at the Playboy Jazz Fest

Casey met Bill Cosby at the Playboy Jazz Festival.

Casey tweets, “Playing with Bill Cunliffe and his his band was incredible. Thanks for the opportunity guys. @playboyjazzfest Was awesome.”

David Archuleta’s Special Message to MALAYSIAN ARCHIES – Confirms His 1st Full KL Concert

David will perform in Malaysia on Tuesday, July 26.

Via JRforDA11

Lauren Alaina, Scotty McCreery Steal the Show at CMA Music Fest

Fans at Nashville’s LP Field Saturday night (June 11) undoubtedly came to the CMA Music Festival to see their favorite stars, including Rascal Flatts, Trace Adkins, Martina McBride and Josh Turner, but that didn’t keep them from going crazy for ‘American Idol’ winner Scotty McCreery and runner-up Lauren Alaina. The teenagers made their CMA Music Festival debuts in two surprise — but not shocking — appearances.

Read more at The Boot

CMA Fest sidelight: world’s largest T-shirt unveiled

Saturday, with the help of singer Danny Gokey, Gildan Activewear unveiled the shirt — nearly the size of a football field — at Centennial Park. It weighed more than two tons, was 281.3 feet long and 180.9 feet wide and took six weeks to create. The amount of fabric used to produce the giant T is enough to create 12,000 standard-sized shirts — and that’s exactly how many shirts Gildan will donate to Keep the Music Playing, the charity initiative introduced by the CMA in 2006 that supports music education in Nashville-area schools. For anyone keeping score at home, the previous record was set last year.

See the photo at Tennessean.com

Carrie Underwood – The Circle Australia – June 13th, 2011

via mischabcom10

Dear Jordin Sparks…THIS ROCKS!

When Jordin Sparks dropped by MuchMusic for an interview during New.Music.Live, and discovered that the program’s Floor Director, Kwame Hills, performs her hit, No Air, at karaoke every week, she invited him to sing with her during the show, and was so impressed that she had her join him on stage for a during her opening for NKOTBSB concert in Toronto the following evening!

Read more at Perez Hilton

Jordin Sparks: Pretty in Purple

Jordin Sparks looks like she’s having a blast onstage at Air Canada Centre on Monday (June 6) in Toronto, Canada!

The 21-year-old singer opened for New Kids on The Block and the Backstreet Boys and shimmied her way onstage during her performance of “Tattoo,” “Where is the Love,” and “No One” in a pretty purple dres

See the photos at Just Jared

11 Things You Never Knew About Jennifer Hudson

Recording artist and Academy Award winning actress Jennifer Hudson sang her heart out Friday morning in New York’s Central Park for “Good Morning America’s” Summer Concert Series. After the show, Jennifer chatted backstage with Lara Spencer, opening up about her newest album “I Remember Me,” her performance rituals and more.

Here are 11 points she touched on in the interview:

Read more at ABC

Jennifer Lopez: Capital Radio Summertime Ball!

Jennifer Lopez steps out in snakeskin for the Capital Radio Summertime Ball, held at Wembley Stadium on Sunday (June 12) in London, England.

The 41-year-old American Idol judge and entertainer finished her look with over-the-knee Louboutin boots!

See the photos at Just Jared

Jennifer Lopez will watch US X Factor

Jennifer Lopez will “probably” watch the US version of ‘The X Factor’.

The 41-year-old singer – who is a judge on rival pop star search show ‘American Idol’ – loves watching talent programmes and thinks she will tune in when the series airs in September.

Speaking at the 95-106 Capital FM Summertime Ball at London’s Wembley Stadium last night (12.06.11), she told BANG Showbiz: “You know what, I watch all those shows. I’m a big fan of those type of shows so I’ll probably be watching.”

Read more at STV

Nicole Scherzinger: ‘X Factor’ is the Paula and Simon show

Speaking at the 95-106 Capital FM Summertime Ball at London’s Wembley Stadium on Sunday, Nicole told BANG Showbiz: “I’m not there to be in between them. I get the front row ticket at the Paula and Simon show and I’m fascinated watching them, they’ve been working together for over 10 years.

“It’s just an honour for me being part of the panel, being an artist.”

Nicole — who replaced British singer Cheryl Cole as a judge on the panel — has completed her first round of auditions on the show, and has enjoyed the experience so far.

Read more at CTV.ca

Cheryl Cole Sent Flowers to Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger (Photo)

Paula Abdul and host-turned-replacement Nicole Scherzinger both received flowers from Cole at the start of X Factor auditions in New Jersey on June 8. Abdul tweeted a photo of the giant bouquet of pink and yellow begonias and lilies, seen here. “Gorgeous flowers from a gorgeous girl,” Abdul wrote. “Sweet friend… love you #Chezza thank you so much!”

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Mark Ballas Says He’d Pair Up With a Man on ‘Dancing With the Stars’

“We have eight male professional dancers and one is gay,” Mark tells me. “I never dealt with the stigma, I was at a performing arts school, so it wasn’t an issue. I always thought if I were ever confronted about it, I’d just say, “Well, while you’re on the football field with a bunch of dudes, I’ll be dancing with a bunch of girls.”

“It doesn’t make sense that men wouldn’t want to dance,” he says. “How can you not want to dance with your girl? How can you not want to do that?”

Mark tells me that his first choice of celebrity dance partner next season would be Royal sister, Pippa Middleton, but would be totally fine with the idea of being the first American cast member to dance with a same sex partner.

Read more at Popeater

‘American Idol’ Creator Simon Fuller Launches Joint Venture With Chris Blackwell

LOS ANGELES (June 13, 2011) – Two of the world’s most influential forces in the global entertainment industry – Simon Fuller and Chris Blackwell – today announced the formation of a new joint venture that will create an independent partnership model for artists and content owners in the music and entertainment industries aimed at putting them in full control of their careers and their businesses for the first time.

The new venture – Blackwell Fuller, Inc. – will take the form of a new content company focused on working with artists looking to develop and nourish the connection points between them and their audiences. Fuller and Blackwell have already identified several opportunities to partner with important artists and iconic brands and will be announcing the first of these initiatives in the coming months.

Read more at Deadline

  • music78girl

    I found this interesting in the post by Sony Music Malaysia officially announcing Archie’s concert:

    “…the first time that Sony Music as the music label is doubling up as the organizer for the concert… being in both of these roles gives us more flexibility in giving the fans more accessibility to him. We will have more activities than just a normal concert.”

    Source

    I wonder why Sony Music is organizing the concert? According to the post, that’s the first time they’ve ever done that. Hm.

    That same post also says that his last album reached Platinum status in Malaysia (I believe that sales over 15,000 units qualify, if the info I found on sales status levels in Malaysia is correct).

  • tripp_ncwy

    I guess Mark Ballas is already plotting his next media coup.

  • TwigLA

    LOL, tripp_ncwy. That’s what I was thinking also. He’ll get that media attention one way or another.

  • windmills

    Carrie was supposed to fly from Melbourne to Sydney today for her performance on the Sunrise morning show tomorrow but apparently volcanic ash from Chile has disrupted air traffic at Sydney airport. So according to this tweet from the Exec Producer of Sunrise:

    American Idol winner Carrie Underwood is driving from Melb to Sydney in a bus to perform on @sunriseon7 tomorrow. Now that’s commitment.

    http://twitter.com/#!/MichaelPell/status/80146348359430144

  • Buffynut

    The David Letterman concerts are very good. I just watched Adele’s over the weekend.

  • Kitwana

    music78girl says:
    06/13/2011 at 10:16 am
    I found this interesting in the post by Sony Music Malaysia officially announcing Archie’s concert:

    “…the first time that Sony Music as the music label is doubling up as the organizer for the concert… being in both of these roles gives us more flexibility in giving the fans more accessibility to him. We will have more activities than just a normal concert.”

    Source

    I wonder why Sony Music is organizing the concert? According to the post, that’s the first time they’ve ever done that. Hm.

    That same post also says that his last album reached Platinum status in Malaysia (I believe that sales over 15,000 units qualify, if the info I found on sales status levels in Malaysia is correct).

    Sony Music ASIA has done a great job promoting David’s latest album, even after he left Jive. Funny how a little label support can make a difference. Not surprised Sony Music Malaysia would organize the concert for his fans there. The label is about to release the 4th single from his latest album.

  • Buffynut

    So Pia and Mark are really splitsville, huh?

    “Mark recently made headlines with a brief relationship with ‘American Idol’ standout Pia Toscano. Though it didn’t last long, they did team up for a memorable “duet” of sorts on ‘Dancing.’ ”

  • tripp_ncwy

    So Pia and Mark are really splitsville, huh?

    Who knows. He was with her in DC for the PBS Memorial Day Concert.

  • songsungblue

    Like they ever really dated. Heh. Pul-leeze.

  • lla2827

    Casey Abrams performed at the Playboy Jazz Fest yesterday. He has tweeted a few pics. Hope there are some videos that pop up. He doesn’t seem to promote his appearances (including all his post-idol interview shows) until after he does them–LOL

  • Trina

    I think they really dated. It may have started off a publicity stunt but IMO it led to more. Its not like they were constantly going out getting photographed or doing a ton to constantly get attention. I don’t think he would have gone to DC for the sake of a publicity stunt.

  • lucy

    I think they really dated. It may have started off a publicity stunt but IMO it led to more. Its not like they were constantly going out getting photographed or doing a ton to constantly get attention. I don’t think he would have gone to DC for the sake of a publicity stunt.

    I don’t know. MB seems pretty ambitious, and when somebody’s very ambitious, it’s hard to know how far they’ll go in latching on to what they hope is the Next Big Thing, even without realizing that that’s what they’re doing. …. I would think a couple of cross-country flights would seem a pretty small price to pay for linkage to the NBT. …

  • http://www.twilightslo.com Mateja

    Alexandra Burke leaves Simon Cowell record label?

    Alexandra Burke has signed a new deal with RCA Records, according to reports.

    The ‘Bad Boys’ star, who won The X Factor in 2008, has reportedly left Simon Cowell’s Syco record label, which she joined following her win in the talent competition.

    Burke was previously confirmed to be releasing her second studio album through a joint deal between Syco and RCA, but it is now thought that she will be solely an RCA artist

    Seeming to confirm the move on Twitter, the singer’s brother David Burke said: “Really happy Alexandra has officially moved RCA records for new album era. Fingers crossed for progression and improved efficiency (sic.)

    Savan_Kotecha Savan Kotecha
    @alexandramusic was NOT dropped. Her next album will be great. Anything else you hear are false rumors. #getinformed

  • Elliegrll

    Alexandra Burke leaves Simon Cowell record label?

    I hope she did leave Simon, since she deserves better than the songs that he was giving her. She needs to be at a real label, and not with someone who is just about pop culture.

  • Elliegrll

    Some end of the season numbers from Fox Research:

    FOX_Research
    Final DVR playback rankings for the 10/11 season (Live > L+7, total viewers): No. 1 #IDOL-Wed, No. 3 IDOL-Thu, No. 4 #GLEE, No. 8 #HOUSE

    FOX_Research
    Most-watched minute of #IDOL Season 10: 10:04p on 5/25/11 (@SMcCreeryAI10’s coronation song, 43.0m viewers Live + 7)

  • http://www.kellydeanhansen.com MahlerFan

    Is the “most-watched minute” different from the “most-played-back” minute, which they already reported as “I Who Have Nothing?” (That report happened about seven days after the finale aired.)

  • Andy11

    I bet the dude who paid Pia 100K to sing is going to look back on that in a year and say “WTF was I thinking?!!”

  • CindyM

    TCA (Television Critics Assn) nominations out. Glee is shut out. The Voice nominated for reality show, but Idol isn’t. :(

    http://www.tvline.com/2011/06/justified-parks-and-rec-game-of-thrones-top-tca-nods/

  • Trina

    Seeing multiple reports on Twitter than last night at the W Hotel James, Naima and Stefano performed…and James apparently sang the crap out of JAZZ?! WTF?! NEED.VIDEO.NOW!

  • Elliegrll

    Seeing multiple reports on Twitter than last night at the W Hotel James, Naima and Stefano performed…and James apparently sang the crap out of JAZZ?! WTF?! NEED.VIDEO.NOW!

    In 2009 they wouldn’t let anyone perform in public until the tour was over. They did okay a few private functions, like some charity events. They’ve really changed the rules, I guess they saw how unfair it was to keep these people from making money, or getting attention.

  • CindyM

    Haha, Adam looks amazing at a Saturday night Pirate- Ninja night! Swords!!

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/253535_10150211222617976_585147975_6985052_3146614_n.jpg

  • nhd

    @thedavidcook
    Just boarded this metal bird. Next stop: Vietnam.
    17 minutes ago

  • Ratna12

    Poor Kris. :)

    PopWrap: Shirtless Kris Allen is an excellent way to start the week!
    http://nyp.st/ixCeQp

  • cookbunny

    TCA (Television Critics Assn) nominations out. Glee is shut out. The Voice nominated for reality show, but Idol isn’t.

    http://www.tvline.com/2011/06/justified-parks-and-rec-game-of-thrones-top-tca-nods/

    I had a feeling this would happen. “Glee” isn’t really a comedy in the first place. It’s a musical (perhaps it should be classified as variety?), and the best performances were actually dramatic. Plus who needs Glee in the comedy categories when you have “Raising Hope,” “Louis,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Community” and other REAL comedies hitting their stride? And I say this as an uber fan of “Glee.”

    ETA:

    Poor Kris. :)

    Oh yea, poor baby…he must suffer objectification for the benefit of his fans. Must be TORTURE… ;)

  • Incipit

    nhd, I’ve been following this since yesterday – sounds like an uncomfortable flight coming up – 18 hrs worth – re Neal F. Tiemann.

    Hennessy didn’t spring for Business Class, obviously.

  • halo9125

    I think they really dated. It may have started off a publicity stunt but IMO it led to more.

    Agreed 100%- and judging by 2 of Mark Ballas’ tweets the other night, he’s got it bad:

    MarkBallas
    @PToscanoAI10 I love your dance moves baby… X x
    12 Jun

    and
    Hey @PToscanoAI10 wish u were here….
    12 Jun

    Men are so stoopid when they are smitten, lol.

  • kmd

    Archie looks so excited in his video that he is finally able to have a concert in Malaysia. He does have a big fan base in Asia. Interesting that Sony music is also the organizer for the concert over there.

  • racine28

    Men are so stoopid when they are smitten, lol.

    I spotted that tweet yesterday too! I don’t know…I think they were and are dating.

  • larc

    Andy11 says:
    I bet the dude who paid Pia 100K to sing is going to look back on that in a year and say “WTF was I thinking?!!”

    Maybe he tried to get out of it when he sobered up, but it was too late. ;)

  • songsungblue

    I think they really dated. It may have started off a publicity stunt but IMO it led to more.

    Agreed 100%- and judging by 2 of Mark Ballas’ tweets the other night, he’s got it bad:

    MarkBallas
    @PToscanoAI10 I love your dance moves baby… X x
    12 Jun

    and
    Hey @PToscanoAI10 wish u were here….
    12 Jun

    Men are so stoopid when they are smitten, lol.

    Don’t believe it, not for a hot minute. Every time the spotlight dims for one of them, they throw that old chestnut back into the public feeding trough that is twitter. Pia knows the power of her twitter feed, although IMO she looks utterly inane on there! The ‘love you babies’ and the endless pictures of herself – LOL. She’s worse than Lauren.

  • sma11ie

    Hennessy didn’t spring for Business Class, obviously.

    Cough… not for the band, anyway… awkward =P.

    In other DCook news, looks like Perez posted his Living On a Prayer + Q&A vid with the PS22Chorus, and AOL Music blogged about his Rolling in the Deep with the kids. Kinda nice… but why no love for The Last Goodbye? That one was actually the full song and absolutely adorable in its own right, right? But I’m biased ;). I loved them all. That PS22 Chorus is so precious.

  • heidijoy

    Lots of excitement in Asia for upcoming David Archuleta concerts in Indonesia,Manila Phillipines, Viet Nam and now Malaysia. Sony and all radio stations in these areas have David’s music charting and lots of fan excitement.
    US fans are looking forward to his Jul 2 concert with Brad Paisley and hoping for Stateside concerts when he gets back from Asia.
    Viet Nam has yet to be confirmed by David but posters etc are all over the place.
    We’re keeping our fingers crossed back here in the US. Promotion is a wonderful thing.

  • halo9125

    Don’t believe it, not for a hot minute.

    LOL now you’ve got me thinking and I am going to hit up my source tomorrow- originally it was indeed solely for publicity- but she will know the real deal.

  • CindyM

    We’re keeping our fingers crossed back here in the US. Promotion is a wonderful thing.

    Who’s managing Archie’s promotion now?

  • http://emuisemo.pbworks.com eilonwy

    sma11ie, Perez Hilton had Cook and Tiemann in for a live acoustic performance of TLG that was posted to the site, so I imagine the idea was to highlight a different song.

    To AOL Music, I cannot speak, though I’d expected that the RITD cover might initially be the attention-grabber simply because covering RITD is a surefire way to get noticed these days. If it gets non-fans to say “gee, that Cook dude sounds kinda interesting,” I’ll take it.

  • sma11ie

    sma11ie, Perez Hilton had Cook and Tiemann in for a live acoustic performance of TLG that was posted to the site, so I imagine the idea was to highlight a different song.

    I guess… I was actually thinking it made more sense to post the PS22 Chorus version of TLG to complement the previous David/Neal acoustic one. But maybe the folks at Perez thought differently.

    It’s just interesting, because I’ve been informed in places like this blog that the vids that get posted by blogs like Perez and AOL are generally not organic, but rather pushed by the artists’ PR, so I’d have thought they’d focus on promoting David’s single. I saw RCAPromo tweeted about TLG. I actually wasn’t too surprised RITD got posted by AOL– I agree it’s a bit of an attention-grabber. I just was more puzzled by LOAP. That vid was great for fans because of the long Q&A and the resulting cute overload, plus David and the kids sounded great in the brief parts that they sang, but musically it really wasn’t the highlight of all the videos, IMO…? Oh well. It’s still nice. I’ll take it too :).

  • pattycake

    I am sad. Cookie is on an 18 hr flight so likely no crumbs for a few days. I heart Nealfingtiemann. He tweeted
    Andy texted me there aren’t even airblowers. Im in back of the plane, sitting next to a kid, staring down the barrel of an 18 hour flight

    His travel horrors would be a great reality TV show

  • heidijoy

    Cindy, I was referring to the fabulous promotion in Asia ie: Sony and the concert promoters that hired DavidA to perform.

    I think he’s with Creative Artist’s Agency here in the US and the guy’s name is on David’s facebook.

  • CindyM

    Anoop is featured in BMI’s Music World Magazine – Page 5

    He also has it on his website and links to it in a tweet:

    http://anoopdesai.com/news/article/1183

    Picture looks weird to me, red velvet jacket?

  • luly

    HouseofAndy: Oh my God a song that Jamie Hartman and I wrote with @KrisAllen is killing me!! I know its an early demo stage but the chorus is gold.

  • girlygirl

    Two different people tweeting about songs they are working on with/for Kris today.

    HouseofAndy

    #OMG a song that Jamie Hartman & I wrote w/ @KrisAllen is killing me!! I know its an early demo stage but the chorus is gold

    bencharlesmusic

    #tracking on 4 songs today!!
    (in reply to question whether 1 of the songs was the one he wrote w/ Kris)
    #@xxxx yes! it’s really coming together :)
    1 hour ago

    oh, yay, Kris re-tweeted that one tweet. Self-promotion FTW!

    KrisAllen
    Nice RT @HouseofAndy: Oh my God a song that Jamie Hartman and I wrote with @KrisAllen is killing me!!

  • djafan

    We’re keeping our fingers crossed back here in the US. Promotion is a wonderful thing.

    My fingers and toe’s are crossed Heidijoy. Imagine if Jive would’ve given half of the promo David A. gets in Asia. Many don’t even know David A. is still around.

  • sma11ie

    Cookie is on an 18 hr flight so likely no crumbs for a few days.

    we’re supposed to be getting a behind-the-scenes segment from AOL every week, right? So we might get part 2 tomorrow.

    When is the Walmart Soundcheck going live? And when did Jim Cantiello say he’d start posting his interview segments? Was it this or next week?

  • tripp_ncwy

    Cookie is on an 18 hr flight so likely no crumbs for a few days.

    Here’s a crumb;

    jambajim:
    @thedavidcook fans are in for a treat @ 7am on mtvnews.com. He walks us thru “The Last Goodbye” video frame by (pantless?!) frame. #GoodMorn

  • Keel

    OMG, are they really going to discuss pantsless Cook on the video? I guess someone tweeted the question to Jim. Bwah!

  • Trina

    OH EM GEE! Video from the W Hotel performance last night
    http://t.co/od5JFPm

    James singing Let’s Stay Together umff.

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    James singing Let’s Stay Together umff.

    There are other Idols with James. ;). Stefano and Naima. If you’re fans, you might want to click.

  • Susan

    OH EM GEE! Video from the W Hotel performance last night
    http://t.co/od5JFPm

    James singing Let’s Stay Together umff.

    Nice, thanks Trina! I had really really liked the Stevie Wonder song that James did on AI… he can do well with the soulful sound. Hopefully someone can figure out the magic formula to merge what he excels at (and is commercial) with what he wants to sing.

  • Incipit

    When is the Walmart Soundcheck going live?

    June 15th, Sma11ie – day after tomorrow, according to DCO. If Cantiello is planning to release some of his crumbs tomorrow – and the show in Hanoi is the 16th…there will be no lack of Cookie crumbs.

    The AOL ‘making of’ video, IDK. I don’t recall any promised timeline for that…but looks like there is plenty other stuff in the pipeline.

  • racine28

    LOL now you’ve got me thinking and I am going to hit up my source tomorrow- originally it was indeed solely for publicity- but she will know the real deal.

    Have there been confirmed celebrity couples who do this? I always hear people say “Its for publicity” and what not, but, not being famous myself, I never understand that thought process. I kind of like these two together. Starcasm had a pic of them shopping together today or yesterday. You’ll have to report back on your findings!

  • ninah

    Sony Music ASIA has done a great job promoting David’s latest album, even after he left Jive. Funny how a little label support can make a difference. Not surprised Sony Music Malaysia would organize the concert for his fans there. The label is about to release the 4th single from his latest album.

    I think Sony Music Asia support is amazing, but they wouldn´t do it if David Archuleta didn´t already have so many dedicated and supporting fans in Asia!

    David is very loved in so many Asian countries… Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong, China… he has fansites in almost all of these countries. The fans do a terrific job promoting him, requesting his songs and voting. They had petitions asking for David´s concert. Sony Music Malaysia asked their opinion (through Facebook & Twitter) about a concert there and also consulted them about what song to release as the 4th single and the response was huuuge!

    “sonymusicmy sonymusicmy
    DAVID ARCHULETA FANS WE NEED YOUR HELP!Go to our FB page http://www.facebook.com/sonymusicmy & vote for HIS next single! RT pls!
    3 Jun”

    “sonymusicmy sonymusicmy
    David archuleta fans, you guys are amazing full stop!
    5 Jun”

    “Sony Music Malaysia
    Elevator will be arriving on the right floor soon…………. we will have some fantastic news to announce in the next few days. Please keep this Saturday, 11 June free , about 3 pm . Something about love……………! Someone please scream !
    05 de junho às 23:17 · Curtir · Comentar”

    “sonymusicmy sonymusicmy
    For real, @DavidArchie Malaysia fans are the sweetest people on earth! Their messages to us on twitter are so nice and patient!
    7 Jun”

    “Sony Music Malaysia
    ?26 July 2011, Tuesday – Can we fill up the stadium with 5000 people if “Mr Elevator” comes down and sing for everyone in his 1st ever concert ?
    08 de junho às 02:28 · Curtir · Comentar”

    “ArchuletaMsia Archuleta Malaysia
    por sonymusicmy
    Okay guys you heard it from the Managing Director of @sonymusicmy himself!! Its confirmed!! @davidarchie Stadium Negara 26th July 2011!!
    há 21 horas”

    “by Sony Music Malaysia on Monday, June 13, 2011 at 1:23pm
    KUALA LUMPUR, 13 JUNE 2011 – The numerous requests from fans on Sony Music Malaysia’s Facebook page to bring David Archuleta back to Malaysia have finally been answered! He will be back in Kuala Lumpur for a full concert, organized by Sony Music Entertainment Malaysia, on Tuesday, 26th of July 2011, 8pm at Stadium Negara!…”

    “Three cheers for Sony Music Malaysia! Whoo, Archie’s concert is one of the things I’ve been looking forward to the whole year! You just made my day (and week, and month, and year!), Sony! THANKS A MILLION! Here’s a hundred big smiles just for ya. :Dx100″

    “sony sony sony!thank you so much for the Mr.Elevator’s live concert that will be held here!we’re so freaking out!woa,,so excited…we will rock the concert babe!! u guys are amazing..! XD”

    I am pretty sure that a big, huge part of his twitter followers are from Asia. They had David trending on twitter when Indonesia concert was announced and now they did it again after Malaysia concert was announced.

    I think they sooo deserve this Asian tour since they are such dedicated and supportive fans, maybe more than David´s US fans!

    Congratulations, Asian Archie Fans! Please don´t forget us other international fans and make lots of videos & pics! I thank you in advance!

  • Tess

    I once made a comment about David Archuleta being very similar to Jimmy Osmond (ya know, the baby brother) who burned up the charts in Japan but never made it in the States….now it looks like my tongue in cheek prediction may come true as David is likely to be the poster boy for Asian music.

    It seems like Asians may have a “type” of performer that they adore…and these nice, un-assuming, Mormon boys from Utah just seem to fit the bill. I think, for an entertainer, it would be nice to have a fanbase as active and as passionate as Archie’s far East fans seem to be.

  • Kitwana

    Tess says:
    06/13/2011 at 11:19 pm

    It seems like Asians may have a “type” of performer that they adore…and these nice, un-assuming, Mormon boys from Utah just seem to fit the bill. I think, for an entertainer, it would be nice to have a fanbase as active and as passionate as Archie’s far East fans seem to be.

    I assume this comment is also “tongue in cheek” because I’m pretty sure that the fact that “Asians” liked Jimmy Osmond about 25 years ago and that they like David Archuleta today does not mean that they have a “type” of performer they adore. Isn’t it equally likely or even more likely that he is successful because they like his voice/music and that the label supported his music?

  • iani

    Burke was previously confirmed to be releasing her second studio album through a joint deal between Syco and RCA, but it is now thought that she will be solely an RCA artist

    Seeming to confirm the move on Twitter, the singer’s brother David Burke said: “Really happy Alexandra has officially moved RCA records for new album era. Fingers crossed for progression and improved efficiency

    The RCA “reality shows(RS) team” takes seriously its job of perpetuating the mediocre decisions/jobs (only my thought) and now has decided to get one more RS alum to practice this year its “scientific market researches” and not to stay “empty handed” since Scotty and Lauren are with Mercury. Well, at least till now they have achieved with DC’s new single to make a connection with “Come Back to Me” video, everything(OK, almost) has gone backwards with it. Wish David all the best with the new record and good luck with his career, still love his music and first of all love his musical style.

  • goboywonder

    Thanks Ninah for bringing the Sony Music Asia info over. One can just feel the excitement of the Asian Archies on twitter as they anticipate “Mr. Elevator’s” (LOVE THAT!!!) Asian tour. The thing is, I feel David could be just as successful here in the states if he’d had the full backing of Jive. Fans can only do so much. Believe me, we tried. :(

  • djafan

    Isn’t it equally likely or even more likely that he is successful because they like his voice/music and that the label supported his music?

    I agree completely.

    I’m always fascinated how many try to downplay any success or good news David A. has.

    Jimmy Osmond never had the core fan base David A has in the states. Just a couple of weeks ago David was in Myrtle Beach giving a concert to well over 3 thousand goers. David A performed with MoTAB this winter and the request for tickets more than doubled. David will be appearing with Brad Paisley in one of the biggest July 4th celebrations in the nation.

    David was invited to participate in ASCAP this year, I doubt that it had anything to do with him being loved by the Asian fans.

  • jonnyk

    Who’s Jimmy Osmond?
    If David A is 30 years old who can’t write own songs, can’t play any instruments (thus can’t write), with no creative juice flowing in his brain, and depends on other professionals all the time to make up the lack of creativity, especially in pop, I would worry a little bit.

    But at 20, he left a major label to get out of the cookie cutter image the label tried to force on him. When you don’t have creative ability, you just become a follower like everyone else (so many GaGa 4.0). But now, someone like Adele is sought after, thus it’s a matter of time to see the change of the music scene. David A is about to start a new era of his career. His fans are excited about building a new foundation he’s been telling to his fans.

  • jonnyk

    BTW, is it true that Sony in Malaysia sent 500 emails and 2000 phone calls to his management to make the concert happen? That’s what I heard from the Malaysia radio recorded on Youtube.

  • mamaspearl

    Tess says:
    06/13/2011 at 11:19 pm

    “It seems like Asians may have a “type” of performer that they adore…”

    IMHO, to assume people will behave a certain way based on their place of origin, nationality, race, sexual orientation, etc. is stereotyping.

  • LCT

    Mamaspearl, I totally agree! The comment made smells like a stereotype!