American Idol Headlines for 06/18/10 - The Evening Edition

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Tim Urban will be sleeping over at the If I Can Dream House this weekend. He’ll be staying in the guest room with cameras tonight and tomorrow night.  He’s set to arrive later tonight after Idol tour rehearsals are over. via Twitter.

Adam Lambert Phones In From The Road: The Glam Nation Press Conference

Adam Lambert certainly doesn’t phone it in onstage…but he’s not averse to phoning journalists while on the road with his Glam Nation Tour. So on Friday, June 18, while en route to his concert at the Royal Oak Music Theatre in Michigan, the Glamerican Idol conducted a telelphone press call with journalists to discuss his first solo tour, his new “If I Had You” video, and, of course, his latest hairstyle.

Check out full audio clips above of Adam’s entire press conference

Yahoo Music

‘American Idol’ Contestant Siobhan Magnus on Meeting Hanson, Corsets and Writing Music

Do you know what your tour set looks like yet? Are you going to do any Hanson songs?
I’m not, only because it just didn’t fit really with kind of the mood of my set. It’s only three songs and it just had to be just right. I can’t explain it, but I wouldn’t want it to be in the wrong context.

So it’s going to be kind of a darker set? Like you did with ‘Wicked Games’ on the show?
Yeah, it will definitely be something that I think the fans will like. I’m really excited for it.

Can you give away one of the songs you’ll be singing?
I’d rather not. I like to keep things surprises. But I am doing a song that came out really well on the show and I get to do the whole song and not just a minute and a half version. [Laughs] It’ll be a lot of fun.

TV Squad

More Headlines after the JUMP…

According to Jive Music, David Archuleta has a big announcement next week. Read the tweet.

David Archuleta will be appearing on the 3oth Annual Tejano Music Awards hosted by Paul Rodriguez on July 11,  at 7 pm in San Antonio TX.  Read more HERE.

A CAPITOL FOURTH (2010)

The multi-award winning A CAPITOL FOURTH will be hosted by Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Jimmy Smits, with unrivaled performances by some of the country’s best-known musicians, including multiple Grammy, CMA and ACM Award-winning country music superstar Reba McEntire; country music sensation Darius Rucker; singer David Archuleta (American Idol); actor and singer John Schneider; and renowned classical pianist Lang Lang with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly (additional talent to be announced). A CAPITOL FOURTH will air live in HD from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home and to our service members around the world on the American Forces Network. A CAPITOL FOURTH can also be heard live in stereo over NPR member stations nationwide.

Airdate : 07/04/2010 Time : 8:00 – 9:30 pm
Airdate : 07/04/2010 Time : 9:30 – 11:00 pm

PBS

Adam Lambert ‘Caught Off Guard’ By Reaction To His Half-Shaved Head

“I was just talking about it with my makeup artist, who helped me shave a tiny piece of my hairstyle — it’s just 3 inches up the side of head! And it’s not bald, just very short,” Lambert laughed during a conference call Friday (June 18). “I didn’t think that was newsworthy! It caught me off guard and made me laugh that E! Online and MTV and People wanted to report on it. I’m flattered that they find it that important.”

MTV

United Airlines Launches Inaugural Flight Into Africa

United Airlines (Nasdaq: UAUA) launches its first-ever service to the continent of Africa on Sunday, June 20, with the 10:10 p.m. departure of United 990 between Washington and Accra, the capital of Ghana.

United 990, a Boeing 767 aircraft, will arrive at Kotoka International Airport in Accra the next day at 12:40 p.m. U.S.-bound service from Accra begins June 21 with the departure of United 991 at 11 p.m., arriving in Washington the next day at 6:25 a.m.

Joining United on the first flight will be The Honorable Daniel Ohene Agyekum, the Ghanaian ambassador to the United States and American Idol Finalist and recording artist, Elliott Yamin.

The Street

Kelly Clarkson’s Video Diary of her Trip to LA for the Idol Finale

Kellie Pickler on Her ‘Traditional Country’ Sound, Rascal Flatts Tour

Kellie Pickler loves to talk to her fans at Q&A’s and autograph signings, so at her CMA Music Festival event this year in Nashville, she decided to do both of the above and throw in an acoustic performance to boot.

Fox411 Country caught up with her at Opry Originals: The Shop on Broadway where fans were lined up outside the door for a chance to meet the former “American Idol” finalist, waiting to get their stuff signed, bringing everything from photos of the country star to red high heels.

Fox News

David Hernandez’s Upcoming Performances

Season 7 finalist David Hernandez has a very busy couple of weekends ahead of him. This Sunday, June 20 at 7pm, David will star as Prince Charming in a modernized version of Cinderella called “Cinderella Rock.” The musical was written and directed by Season 9 semi-finalist Todrick Hall and it will be held at The Majestic Theatre in Dallas, Texas. For tickets, visit LiveAtTheMajestic.com.

Then, David will dart to the west coast and perform at the world famous Viper Room in West Hollywood, CA on Saturday, June 26th at 7:30pm. The show will include original material off David’s upcoming album, and artists Dezmond Meeks and Joey Sykes will also perform. To get tickets to the show, visit dezmondmeeks.com.

AmericanIdol.com

Bonus ‘Idol’ sales numbers: Kelly Clarkson, Adam Lambert, Fantasia, more.

Several of you have been asking for information on American Idol albums and tracks that aren’t currently on any of the Nielsen SoundScan charts I see each week. SoundScan graciously has provided information on some of those releases.

USA Today

Taylor Hicks talks about the BP oil spill on MSNBC (from earlier today)

BWW TV: Young & DeGarmo ‘Dance on Broadway’ on the Wii!

On June 11, HAIR stars (and former American Idol alums) Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo teamed up with Ubisoft for the launch of Ubisoft’s Dance on Broadway video game for the Wii at the Nintendo Store at Rockefeller Center. Young and DeGarmo hosted a meet-and-greet with fans where they played the video game – which includes the songs “Aquarius” and “Let the Sunshine In” from HAIR – and gave BroadwayWorld a special demonstation, competing against one another for ‘Dance on Broadway’ champion of the day. (Young went undefeated).

Broadway World

EXCLUSIVE! Ryan Seacrest Invites Sasha And Malia Obama To ‘American Idol’ During Dinner With Mom Michelle!

“Michelle was at the restaurant having dinner with four other adults, including her handlers, and her daughters. They were left alone and in privacy. People who had pre-existing reservations were allowed to keep them, but anyone coming in off the street was asked to go to an adjoining pizza joint,” an insider tells HollywoodLife.com.

Cue Seacrest. “Word got out that Ryan was in the building, and the daughters wanted to meet him. They noticed him right away,” says our source. “Which was arranged. Ryan invited the whole family to a future taping of American Idol, which they were over the moon about.

Hollywood Life

Thousands show up for Archuleta book signing

REXBURG — If you thought David Archuleta could only pack a concert hall, you should have been at Deseret Book Thursday evening.

Fans swarmed to get their copies of Archuleta’s book “Chords of Strength” signed, in what was the largest crowd the store has ever seen.

“The line goes down to Odell’s (Furniture), and has for 2 hours solid,” said Mike Jenkins, store manager, after the signing had started. “My guess is several thousand people will come through by the end of the night, probably 2 or 3.”

He wasn’t far off. According to Deseret Book employee Ashley Jensen, 1,500 to 2,000 people came through the store Thursday after Archuleta started signing at 6 p.m., though official numbers won’t be available until next week. Jensen also said 233 copies of Archuleta’s book were sold on Thursday, numbers she said were, “definitely above normal.”

Rexburg Standard Journal

 
  • sr4mjc

    Article with Adam’s vocal coach on vocal technique & touring. Also Jordin’s vocal coach.

    http://www.backstage.com/bso/advice-vocal-ease/rescuing-voices-1004098965.story

  • larc

    Taylor Hicks talks about the BP oil spill on MSNBC.

    I guess winning Idol makes him enough of a celebrity to be a valid spokesperson on practically everything that comes up, just as many other celebrities are groundlessly considered by the media.

  • limi

    sr4mjc- thanks for that link, really interesting article, nice to learn about things I have no clue about. Really nice comments on Adam and Jordan’s skills as singers!!

    Just a snapshot in time- Adam’s album sales are up 80% today on Amazon- which we know can change every 60 minutes or so, but an interesting bit of info!

  • http://jgrollersellshomes.com juliegr

    Unlike many celebrities who will probably comment on the Gulf oil disaster, Taylor Hicks actually lives in one of the Gulf states – Alabama – so he has more credibility to speak about the problems. He knows what the area looked like before the explosion, knows how much the residents and businesses are impacted by the oil, and is proud of his state. I understand Ryan Secrest and Larry King are working on a telethon about the problems in the Gulf.

  • frogcooke

    I hope its Archie’s single news that Jive is talking about. DO. WANT. MUSIC.

  • ggdoorsfan

    bringing this over from the original headlines thread…
    ===========================================================

    ACTOR COMEDIAN PAUL RODRIGUEZ TO HOST 30TH ANNUAL TEJANO MUSIC AWARDS

    David Archuleta to perform Selena’s Como La Flor. Recording Artists Pee Wee, Raul Malo, Tierra, Girl In A Coma, Texas Tornados, Arthur Hanlon, Director Robert Rodriguez and Actor Danny Trejo join in Tribute To 30 Years of Tejano Music!

    SAN ANTONIO, TX – LatinPointe, producers of the 30th Annual Tejano Music Awards announce today plans for the 30th Annual Tejano Music Awards scheduled for Sunday, July 11,at 7:00 pm at the Municipal
    Auditorium in San Antonio, Texas. The Awards will be hosted by actor comedian Paul Rodriguez revered as one of the first Latin Kings of Comedy. The 30th Annual Tejano Music Awards is the culmination of the Tejano Music 2010 Historic Weekend, July 9-11, which brings together the 7th Annual Tejano Music National Convention, the 30th
    Annual Tejano Music Awards, and the 6th Annual Tejano Academy Awards.

    -snip-

    eta———- tix for this event go on sale tomorrow, june 19th, via ticketmaster… the date listed at the bottom of the release is incorrect…
    http://twitdoc.com/c/64w2k2

  • frogcooke

    http://www.rexburgstandardjournal.com/news/article_89e53790-7b21-11df-b83b-001cc4c002e0.html

    Thousands show up for Archuleta book signing

    REXBURG — If you thought David Archuleta could only pack a concert hall, you should have been at Deseret Book Thursday evening.

    Fans swarmed to get their copies of Archuleta’s book “Chords of Strength” signed, in what was the largest crowd the store has ever seen.

    “The line goes down to Odell’s (Furniture), and has for 2 hours solid,” said Mike Jenkins, store manager, after the signing had started. “My guess is several thousand people will come through by the end of the night, probably 2 or 3.”

    He wasn’t far off. According to Deseret Book employee Ashley Jensen, 1,500 to 2,000 people came through the store Thursday after Archuleta started signing at 6 p.m., though official numbers won’t be available until next week.

    -snip-
    There were old and young, male and female (though overwhelmingly female), and the camera flashes were as nonstop as the crowd. But there was one thing everyone had in common: They were all smiles. The line wasn’t rushed, and everyone seemed patient as Archuleta personalized each book set in front of him and posed for pictures.

  • J9BT

    Does anyone know if this is for real????? OMG!!!!!!!!!!! From twitter!

    @chrisbharrison: Casey James just agreed to be our next Bachelor. He is allowed a guitar!

  • Kris

    I hope it’s news about David’s single as well. Maybe it will be a press release with a date for the single and album.

  • abbysee

    Does anyone know if this is for real????? OMG!!!!!!!!!!! From twitter!

    @chrisbharrison: Casey James just agreed to be our next Bachelor. He is allowed a guitar!

    Good Lord No Casey, please lord, no!

    I guess winning Idol makes him enough of a celebrity to be a valid spokesperson on practically everything that comes up, just as many other celebrities are groundlessly considered by the media.

    I don’t think it was his American Idol status that made him a pretty good choice to get a ‘man on the street’ opinion. Did you watch the video? It was pretty informative. Should his American Idol status eliminate him from having an opinion?

  • sr4mjc

    As in The Bachelor tv show? He’s good looking enough. The show skeeves me out, but some people like it!

  • AIaddict

    larc:
    06/18/2010 at 7:17 pm
    Taylor Hicks talks about the BP oil spill on MSNBC.

    I guess winning Idol makes him enough of a celebrity to be a valid spokesperson on practically everything that comes up, just as many other celebrities are groundlessly considered by the media.

    Taylor knows what he’s talking about having lived in the Gulf State of Alabama until American Idol. Being from AL and having played many shows along the beaches there makes him the perfect spokesperson. Taylor is one celebrity that actually cares about this tragedy.

  • Miss Chaos

    But Casey on TV every week for 2 hours, how could you go wrong. Is it true???

  • Thirsty

    Miss Chaos:
    But Casey on TV every week for 2 hours, how could you go wrong. Is it true???

    The ways it could go wrong are innumerable. For one it would kill any credibility he ever wanted to have in the music industry as a musician. For another, that show is complete dreck and he’d be seen as a reality TV show whore. He doesn’t need it. What next after that? Dancing With The Stars?

    Besides, I’m guessing he’s never even seen the show before and the whole thing is a just a joke.

    (And I don’t want him on my TV for 2 hours every week, I want enough music from him to fill my iPod.)

  • steph6449

    Appears to be a more active tweeting night than usual at the Sugarland show. Danny and Luke Bryan are with Sugarland in Kansas City tonight, after Sioux Falls yesterday and northern Louisiania tomorrow.

    @dannygokey is on now at the @SprintCenter. He sounds good. #Sugarland #KC

    Loved @dannygokey just saw him at the sprint center!! <3

    {lol to this one} meet and great with @dannygokey! Such a nice guy and ummm did I mention HOTT DEFINETLY HOTT! LORD I WOULD LIKE 1 PLEASE AND THANK U :-)
    @dannygokey just got done singing MISTER GOKEY = DREAM MAN! Ahh I am putty :-D
    @dannygokey you make me smile :-D

    @dannygokey did stinkin amazing!! Wow!! I wish he was doing the whole show!! :)

  • TwigLA

    That was nice to see Taylor speaking out on behalf of the Gulf Coast and tourism in light of the BP disaster. Having lived and played in that area for many years, and his status as an AI winner and recording artist and performer, he can lend name and face recognition to the problems they’re facing.

    Good for him being involved.

  • ggdoorsfan

    hmmm… some tweets from someone in rexburg, idaho fortunate enough to be in listening distance to david a and his band practicing for their show tomorrow night at byu… i’m intrigued…

    ==========================================================

    Listening to @davidarchie singing “to be with you” right now live while he’s practicing!! definitely calming me down!

    @Davidarchie is singing a new song right now!!! ahh!!! it’s got lots of high parts!!!!

    It starts out “I had a dream last night…!” it’s soooo good!!!!

    Maybe it’s called “Endless Ride!” i LOVE IT!!! @davidarchie is soooo amazing!! still listening to him sing!!

    @Missbianca i’m listening to @davidarchie sing right now!!! TO DIE FOR!!!! not even joking right now.

  • http://www.planetfierce.proboards.com/ CindyM

    http://blog.timesunion.com/localarts/adam-lamberts-concert-at-palace-sells-out-in-less-than-an-hour/5857/

    The concert was moved because of “massive stage production”?? He’s appeared in clubs with small stages already. Seems like maybe it was due to ticket demand.

  • smeggingnuts

    opps wrong thread

  • sma11ie

    Aww, yay at Kelly’s vlog about the AI finale! Wish we’d gotten some backstage cameos with some of the other Idols, but alas. Weird that it looks like she might’ve only been there 2 days, since it said day 2 was show day… even though most of the other Idols said rehearsal was on Monday. Oh well, she’s Kelly, aka Rockstar haha. Wonder if she takes a private jet everywhere? I love that she seems like this down to earth normal girl (maybe just to me cuz I love her personality) but really, her lifestyle understandably is not normal girl next door at all haha.

  • steph6449

    A couple of new performance videos of Danny

    CMA Fest singing MBD (last Thursday)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ixr5pes7ZA

    Partial version of It’s Only from Wild Horse Saloon in Nashville (4/30)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fmxk7b-h1QY

  • larc

    I don’t think it was his American Idol status that made him a pretty good choice to get a ‘man on the street’ opinion. Did you watch the video? It was pretty informative. Should his American Idol status eliminate him from having an opinion?

    Nope! It wasn’t Taylor I was being critical of, but the media and their habit of trying to make celebrities more authoritative than they actually are. The opinion of celebrities outside their specific areas of expertise isn’t a whit more valuable than the opinion of your average “man on the street.” If the celebrities are big enough, the visual media especially will often feature them more prominently than true experts in some matters.

    Please excuse the tirade. It’s a pet peeve of mine.

  • ggdoorsfan

    idolsnow

    DAVID ARCHULETA joins Reba McEntire, Darius Rucker, John Schenider & others on PBS’ “A Capitol Fourth” on Sunday July 4 8 PM.
    about 4 hours ago via web

  • steph6449

    TodaysCountry: Check out @DannyGokey ‘s new video for ‘I Will Not Say Goodbye.’ This is one very powerful video. Well done Danny. http://bit.ly/ckwKnt

  • saboo

    As others have stated, it makes sense for Taylor to speak about the oil spill. He did indeed play clubs on the gulf beaches for a long time and made his livelihood singing to locals and tourists. His grandmother lived on, and I believe still lives, on the Alabama coast.

    He has friends that are still trying to make their livings there. If he can use his celebrity status to keep the issue in the limelight, that’s a good thing. Taylor and Jimmy Buffet’s sister, Lulu, have filmed commercials promoting coast tourism. Lulu owns a restaurant in Gulf Shores.

    larc, I understand what you’re saying about celebrities being asked to speak about current issues. I saw a feature on another network last night where a group of random celebs (Pat Boone, Tim Allen and many I didn’t know) had been assembled to comment on the gulf and other topics. I’m pretty open-minded, but it completely fell flat and was actually quite a pointless. It was a perfect example of celebrities being “groundlessly” considered by the media to offer an opinion. It looked like a bunch of has-beens and wannabes trying to get face time on TV.

  • LK10

    I am dying that I can’t go to the Rexburg DA concert tomorrow night! I will just have to hear about it from others….. :(

  • dhunken

    steph6449:
    06/18/2010 at 10:59 pm

    TodaysCountry: Check out @DannyGokey ’s new video for ‘I Will Not Say Goodbye.’ This is one very powerful video. Well done Danny. http://bit.ly/ckwKnt

    This is a powerful video and Danny sounds amazing on it. I think this is one of the best vocals Danny has done. He really has come into his voice since the end of Idol. I am extremely pleasantly happily impressed. Thanks for posting steph6449.

  • cookcricket

    Nope! It wasn’t Taylor I was being critical of, but the media and their habit of trying to make celebrities more authoritative than they actually are. The opinion of celebrities outside their specific areas of expertise isn’t a whit more valuable than the opinion of your average “man on the street.” If the celebrities are big enough, the visual media especially will often feature them more prominently than true experts in some matters.

    Please excuse the tirade. It’s a pet peeve of mine.

    Oh larc, I think I love you!! Here, here!!!

  • cookcricket

    Goodness, I wish something would be confirmed with this whole Casey/Bachelor thing. I just can’t see him agreeing to do this if he knows what it’s all about.

    On the other hand he could bring some actual class to the show, and um, I’d probably tune in…

  • mozart4898

    dhunken:
    06/19/2010 at 1:07 am

    This is a powerful video and Danny sounds amazing on it. I think this is one of the best vocals Danny has done. He really has come into his voice since the end of Idol. I am extremely pleasantly happily impressed. Thanks for posting steph6449.

    Lol like I’ve said…Danny was my favorite during my not-so-invested time of watching in S8. Pimped backstory or not, he’s got a wonderful voice and that song really shows it (I think the video is stretched too long with the addition of the other audio clips – not that they don’t fit, but I think it gets to be too much). I think I’m gonna be buying his album here quite soon…what I’ve heard, I’ve liked quite a bit.

    Casey on the Bachelor…I don’t really see how it would actually ruin a musical career for him, but I *do* see how some people would start to see him as a reality TV fixture or something. Doesn’t much matter to me either way – I wouldn’t watch the show except maybe once or twice if I was bored, and if he does get a recording contract and I like his music, I might buy it…him going or not going on that show wouldn’t change that for me.

  • Nina1

    Goodness, I wish something would be confirmed with this whole Casey/Bachelor thing. I just can’t see him agreeing to do this if he knows what it’s all about.

    If he ever actually did this, I would be excruciatingly disappointed in him. It would kinda indicate the “15 minutes” is more important than the music. I don’t believe this is true. He is not culturally mainstream enough for it to work for the producers. He’s a musician, not an insurance broker! As of now he has no money and possibly no suit. Nah, this is just a funny… and it did make me laugh.

  • Nina1

    I don’t really see how it would actually ruin a musical career for him,

    Picture Casey strumming romantic songs to various beauties in candle lit settings, as he gazes deeply into (all of) their eyes. The Bachelor is seriously cheesy. Makes Idol look like the Met. or Shakespeare. Or something.

  • girlygirl

    Saturning morning mediabase update:

    POP

    49 44 Adam Lambert If I Had You 641 520 121 2.026
    +20 spins
    +23 bullet
    +.104 AI

    75 64 Kris Allen The Truth 234 141 93 1.232
    +15 spins
    +17 bullet
    +.012 AI

  • TwigLA

    It was a perfect example of celebrities being “groundlessly” considered by the media to offer an opinion.

    I was really impressed when Kris was interviewed before one of his concerts at either a radio or TV station last week and asked to comment on the Gulf spill situation. He said he doesn’t have all the facts and has been too busy with the tour to keep up with all that is going on, so he was not in a position to comment. He did say he thought it was a terrible situation.

    Girlygirl, nice to see that jump for ‘The Truth’. I still would like to know which version is charting and if they are combining them in both airplay and sales. I hear more and more stations are playing the album version.

    Re: Casey on the Bachelor. I think it’s bogus and some fan generated pipe dream. I think it’s a terrible idea.

  • BootStar

    Chris Harrison was obviously joking about Casey. He tweeted virtually the same thing about Ryan Seacrest being “the Bachelor” the day before. Harrison was hosting Ryan’s “Purse Party,” where Casey was the guest performer that day. It was just a joke.

    If you’ve watched any interviews with Casey lately he comes across as VERY frustrated that he’s busy doing stuff that isn’t music. He constantly says he’s a “musician,” that’s what he’s been doing every day for the past 10 years, and that’s what he wants to be doing *right now.*

    Casey on The Bachelor? That’s about as likely as Adam Lambert landing his own show on Fox News.

  • steph6449
    This is a powerful video and Danny sounds amazing on it. I think this is one of the best vocals Danny has done. He really has come into his voice since the end of Idol. I am extremely pleasantly happily impressed. Thanks for posting steph6449.

    Lol like I’ve said…Danny was my favorite during my not-so-invested time of watching in S8. Pimped backstory or not, he’s got a wonderful voice and that song really shows it (I think the video is stretched too long with the addition of the other audio clips – not that they don’t fit, but I think it gets to be too much). I think I’m gonna be buying his album here quite soon…what I’ve heard, I’ve liked quite a bit.

    Hope you do check it out.
    Danny’s even better live. If he ever comes near you for a concert date, go see him! Very fun, entertaining show and he consistently sounds great in live performance.