Idol Headlines for 06/25/11

David Cook appears on MTV’s 10onTop at 11:30 am

Anthony Federov’s new single, “You’re Perfect” drops on iTunes June 29th! Currently, Anthony is performing as Joseph in a production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in Atlanta, GA.

Today’s Idol Appearances:

Aaron Kelly performs at the Reynolds County Music Show in Reinholds, PA
Kris Allen is set to perform at the Alive Christian music festival on June 25. Read more HERE.
Fantasia performs at the St. Kitts Music Festival. More information HERE.
Michael Johns will perform at the Ramona Mainstage at 7 pm, San Diego, CA more info HERE.
Crystal Bowersox plays the Concert for Equality Mural Amphitheater, Seattle, WA 6:00 pm
Brooke White performs at Sammys in Rexburg, ID
Melinda Doolittle
performs a free show in Centennial Park for Musicians Corner, in Nashville, TN
Lee DeWyze performs at Davis Park in Rockford, IL
Ruben Studdard
performs at the Nashville Dinner Theater in Nashville, TN
Danny Gokey
performs at the Odawa Casino and Resort in Petosky, MI
Carrie Underwood performs at the Chippawa Valley Country Fest in Cadott, WI
David Cook performs at the Six Flags Amusement Park in Jackson, NJ
Kelly Clarkson performs at the Galleria in Houston to celebrate the opening of the new Microsoft store.

Blake Lewis and Stuart Brazell will be attending The 2nd Annual Thirst Gala charity event from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California on Tuesday June,28th,2011.  The Red Carpet and awards program will be livestreamed here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/thirst-project
Chyler Leigh from ‘Grey’s Anatomy and MTV’s ‘Teen Wolf’ actor JR. Bourne will be hosting the event. For more details and ticket information visit the Thirst Project. Via BlakeLewisArmy.

‘Idol’ finalists prepare for tour

For Casey Abrams, the tour will be a chance to hang out with the friend he met on the show.

“I’m looking forward to the Top 11 just getting together, jammin’, just tellin’ ghost stories at night, doin’ weird things,” he said. “It’s going to be fun.”

See the video at WRAL

‘SYTYCD’ Season 8′s First Castoffs Speak Post-Elimination

Thursday night was a rough night on “So You Think You Can Dance,” as four incredible dancers–ballroom goddess Iveta, tapper Nick, jazz sexpot Missy, and B-boy Wadi–were all sent home at once. In any other season, contestants this excellent might’ve easily sailed through to the top 10. But Season 8 is so fiercely competitive, it’s a whole other game.

See the videos at Reality Rocks

Glee’s Chris Colfer tells heatworld he’s sick of hearing Don’t Stop Believin’

So while we were hanging out next to them, we decided to grab Chris for a quick chat – and of course, he so very politely chatted away, telling us he was so glad we made the opening night of their live show on Wednesday in Manchester and that he can’t believe how exciting London is. Obviously we had to ask him about Glee – and how much he was looking forward to filming for the third season. He told us, “I can’t wait, but we’re here for two weeks and we’re enjoying it so much. We’re having so much fun.”

Read more at Heatworld

  • tripp_ncwy

    IdolStages

    Singing live on this fine Saturday: 21 or more former #AmericanIdol finalists have public gigs today!
    http://idolstages.com/locations/ontour

  • girlygirl

    Wow, that is a lot of ex-Idols with gigs today! I’m just glad Kris finally made it to Ohio (he tweeted that they arrived around 3 a.m.) :)

    There are a ton of people tweeting about going to the #ALIVE Festival. Here are links to the twitter lists:

    main list: http://twitter.com/#!/KrisAllenLists/june25alivefestival

    people who will be in front row list :) :

    http://twitter.com/#!/list/KrisAllenLists/june25krisfansatalive

    Kris is currently doing his soundcheck, so he’s awake…

    ScottyLockridge scotty lockridge
    #Currently watching Chris Allen soundcheck..this dude can straight sing!
    4 minutes ago

  • dy77

    Kris fandom are so excited today, it’s been fun watching on twitter, and the festival attendees seem to be looking forward to seeing him!

  • steph6449

    That’s sure a ton of appearances today. Good to see all those AI alums getting out and about :)

  • skyblue

    I don’t think this has been posted before. It’s quite a funny interview with Jennifer Lopez when she appeared on Alan Carr’s Chattyman show in the UK recently.
    In it, she says that she quite fancies doing a world tour soon! So maybe she really isn’t planning to return to AI after all.

    Alan also did one of the best gags I’ve heard regarding the USXFactor/Cheryl Cole debacle in his opening monologue. – “You would think at least the judges would make it through to Boot Camp wouldn’t you!” Ha. It’s a fair point.

    Anyway:
    Part One: Coconuts and bum-offs.

    Part Two: Janice Dickinson and American Idol.

  • Ratna12

    Kris is currently doing his soundcheck, so he’s awake

    That was a short sleep, not even 6 hours. I hope he rested though. I’m sooo excited, will plan to see that Twitter list and happy for those who can see him.

    I hope that he will sing something new.
    It is a Christian Music Festival, so we’ll see if he’ll sing
    “Shut That Door (and keep that devil out). :D

  • CSFan

    Bumping this over from last night’s thread (with a couple new additions), AIers are making their feelings about the NY marriage decision known, pro and (in at least one case) con.
    Kimberley Locke
    Happy Pride NYC!!!! What a gift!!!!! #gaymarriage

    Diana DeGarmo
    Come oooon New York! #NY4M YOU CAN DO IT!
    ALL FOR LOVE AND LOVE FOR ALL

    Constantine Maroulis
    RT Micah Jesse: NEW YORK NEW YORK CITY OF DREAMS…WHERE #MARRIAGE EQUALITY IS FINALLY AS REAL AS IT’S ALWAYS SEEMED

    Kimberly Caldwell
    Just heard NY passed same sex marriage bill!!!! Lets celebrate at Neighbors tonight at midnight for Seattle pride!!! Represent!

    Allison Iraheta
    Woo! RT @outmagazine: We Do: GAY MARRIAGE IS LEGAL IN NEW YORK: Start dieting for that dress fitting, gals!!!!!!! http://bit.ly/iJJtuK

    Justin Guarini
    Good for you New York!! #tolerance

    David Cook
    Big moment for New York! An amazing vibe out and about in NYC tonight.

  • Mel1

    I’m happy that New York passed gay marriage, but at the same time sad. Why does this need to be voted on? Do two little people need a separate law so they can get married? Do people who have illnesses or birth defects have to have special elections so they can get married?

    In any case, I’m glad people in New York are recognizing Adam as close to being a poster boy. After his pic in New York Times, and on a smaller scale, some people are honoring Adam with their own poster at last night’s rally:
    http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz19/SusieFierce/329907703.jpg

  • tripp_ncwy

    Kris looks no worse for wear after his long travel ordeal to get to Ohio last night to get to Alive.

    http://t.co/xbTVsuM

  • tripp_ncwy

    ameeliu

    http://twitgoo.com/2dkqd2 Kris did an interview at the Sports tent

    #They took questions from audience. I asked if there will be new songs tonight. He said a couple!

    #Also asked him about the song he wrote for Haley and he said thanks for letting him know about it. Lol

    #@shoshpd just that he’s really enjoying writing and recording

    #Also got most of it in video!

    #@shoshpd he seemed pretty clueless. LOL. I didn’t remember name of song so I couldn’t elaborate

    #No pic with him tho. Too many people and then he got whisked away on a golf cart with Big Daddy

    #Also, he said he’s really excited to play on the same stage as TobyMac and that he’s going to totally be a fangirl tonight! Lol <3 him!

  • girlygirl

    During his Q&A, Kris said he’d be playing some new songs tonight. Unclear whether he means LYA and Shut That Door (which are *new* but not stuff he hasn’t played before), new covers, or stuff he hasn’t performed before

    He also said he’s going to totally fangirl over Toby Mac (who is the headliner and I guess a huge star in the Christian music community) :D

  • Ratna12

    Well, good thing that Kris got there and did not get delayed much more, if not he’ll miss doing this Q&A.

    Really funny about the question on song for Haley.
    These people are just really, really current, aren’t they.

  • ozarko

    A giant banner of David Archuleta was used as a Slip ‘N Slide at the Oakcrest Girls Camp…

    http://urlbit.us/jb1

  • Ratna12

    For Casey Abrams, the tour will be a chance to hang out with the friend he met on the show.

    “I’m looking forward to the Top 11 just getting together, jammin’, just tellin’ ghost stories at night, doin’ weird things,” he said. “It’s going to be fun.”

    I hope that Casey and the other un-signed idols realize what a great opportunity these tours are. Not only to gain experience for themselves but also to show the fans / some music directors/managers, or whatever what kind of performers they are.

    I hope that Casey and the others will have fun, but the tours are not just for that.

  • Fullmoon

    Yes!!! Adam’s new album has a tentative release date of November 8, 2011.

  • Incipit

    The Six Flags show at Great Adventure in NJ today sounded great on the cellcast (for a cellcast) – and David opened with “Circadian”! There are videos, can’t wait to hear it more clearly.

    Now that the show is finished, David and the Boyz seem to be enjoying the rides Great Adventure is famous for.

    Andy says “Done with the show. I really came here to ride the rides though. It’s on!” Heh.

    And David tweeted a pic of the Kingda Ka – The fastest and tallest coaster in the world – or it was last time I was at the park.
    @thedavidcook
    I’m about to ride this rollercoaster
    . http://t.co/zF6was1

    Geesh, that looks so TALL. – Hope they are having a great afternoon out there. I’ll check back later and see if there are any reports in from Agents on the Ground. *snerk*

  • bridgette12

    Fullmoon says:

    06/25/2011 at 5:40 pm

    Yes!!! Adam’s new album has a tentative release date of November 8, 2011.

    If this is true, then we can expect a new single by end of August or middle of September.

  • steph6449

    Danny’s stage tonight? From someone who tweeted earlier that he was setting up for Danny’s casino show.

    demowry: http://ow.ly/i/du2M what my evening will be like… should be fun…
    22 minutes ago

  • Grammie Kari

    CSfan, you can add Anthony Fedorov to the celebration list. Wishing him the best with his new single. He has such a beautiful voice.

  • dcglam

    Fullmoon, this is great news! Where did you hear it from?

  • tripp_ncwy

    Fullmoon, this is great news! Where did you hear it from?

    This was just a random post on the Pulse Board without any accompanying source.

  • theonlygirl

    Except the guy who posted the tentative release fate in question is a retail insider and has been right various times before and is thus considered reliable.

    Still completely tentative, and has to be taken with a grain of salt, but it’s not just a random post by a random fan as you are making it seem to be.

    Plus, I’m just excited in general for Adam’s album, and the tentative period for release is still fall/November, so YAY for that!

  • pug

    Fullmoon, this is great news! Where did you hear it from?

    It’s from a long time poster on Pulse who has insider information on release dates for all albums irrespective of the record label. He is trusted.

    ETA. Or as theonlygirl said!

  • miniglik

    I’m still mourning STYCD’s Nick Young, so I’ve been posting this twitter exchange with Jason Alexander from last night:

    IJasonAlexander jason alexander
    SYTYCD – Iveta & Nick were brilliant! I am sorry 2 see them go. She is extraordinary and he should hit NY now and give Bway sumthing 2 cheer

    D8Nick Nick Young
    @IJasonAlexander you have absolutely no idea what that means coming from you. new york city is actually my next step :)

    IJasonAlexander jason alexander
    @D8Nick U have a real light, Nick. If u sing, you’re a shoe-in. If u don’t- start learning. Reprise, my company, would welcome u. I’m a fan.

    D8Nick Nick Young
    @IJasonAlexander Thank you so much! And yes, i do sing! Hopefully i can see you very soon, and cant wait to start my broadway career!

    Made me feel better, at least.

  • Dakota01

    That’s great news about the November 8th release date. Adam has been saying all along his album will be released in the Fall, so hopefully it’s true! That would mean a new single August / Sept. Fingers crossed ….

  • Fullmoon

    Except the guy who posted the tentative release fate in question is a retail insider and has been right various times before and is thus considered reliable.

    It’s from a long time poster on Pulse who has insider information on release dates for all albums irrespective of the record label. He is trusted

    The poster is very reliable and everyone trusts his sources. The guy is rarely wrong and not afraid to drop names when appropriate.

  • mmb

    Monsterfmradio ( an online pop radio station) tweeted today that new Adam single would be released late august/ early sept. No idea if they are reliable. I would have thought Adams peeps would try to coordinate a single release with behind the music.

  • girlygirl

    so would this source who posted about Adam’s rumored release date also have inside info for when the other Idol albums might be dropping? Like if I asked him about Kris, would there be a chance he’d know?

  • HR

    The source they are referring to posted the information in Lambert’s album thread. The person has been posting dates in a few pulse threads. A couple days ago they said Nov TBD for Daughtry.

    The person may be reliable but until the albums are completed and approved nothing is definite. Even then it could be delayed. Rumor is that Kelly’s album has been pushed back another month into October.

  • Mel1

    If Adam’s single comes out in Aug, he has to do the usual promotion route. What TV shows are back live? Leno, Ellen, Letterman, The View…? Will SYTYCD still be on? I guess he can go on some morning shows. Come to think of it, there are many shows that he never appeared: Fallon, Kimmel, no morning shows except for The Today Show.

    Getting excited for the album to be released. Getting excited for his single.

  • bridgette12

    girlygirl says:

    06/25/2011 at 7:09 pm

    so would this source who posted about Adam’s rumored release date also have inside info for when the other Idol albums might be dropping? Like if I asked him about Kris, would there be a chance he’d know?

    He might know, it couldn’t hurt to ask him.

  • sr4mjc

    This was the tweet about Kelly’s delay

    http://twitter.com/#!/KCAustralia/status/84744707380494337

    Kelly clarksons single had been pushed back to august and the album had been pushed back to October.

  • Indigobunting

    Danny’s stage tonight? From someone who tweeted earlier that he was setting up for Danny’s casino show.

    That one is sideways Steph, lol! Here is a better one of his show tonight:

    http://ow.ly/i/du7z

    Do pop albums drop about 20 weeks after singles like Country then also? Or I would assume sooner; if Adam wants to take advantage of Christmas sales.

    Danny said his album would be out this Fall which would be consistent with his all access single date of Aug. 8, but for some reason, all the delays with all the Idols singles and albums have me thinking it will be 2012; plus Fall is such a crowded time for albums. But who knows?

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    ^^^ That tweet is pretty random. And the author is pushing for people to like them on Facebook so IDK.

  • smeggingnuts

    I’m trying not to get excited about the possible release date…….

  • dcglam

    Thanks, guys, for all your album release responses regarding Adam’s second album.
    It is still four months away, but I love having a possible date in mind. It makes it seem as though, yes, it is really happening!!

  • girlygirl
  • steph6449

    demowry:
    A better picture of the stage before the Danny Gokey Concert at Odawa Casino this weekend. http://ow.ly/i/du7z … @stageworksgr

  • cwm

    Ahhh, having a Nov 8 release date for Adam’s album makes me happy. I hope it’s true!

  • Ratna12

    Kris looks hot tonight !!
    Can’t wait to see more pics and hopefully videos

    kimkluther:
    Hotty mchot pants
    http://yfrog.com/h3qvdruj

  • dy77

    For those wondering, Kris did perform Shut That Door & Keep that Devil Out and Leave You Alone. So far set list is: So far: CSA, WAOMF, RG, AWM, LYA, EWTRTW/TWYMMF, SMAYA, IIO, BBQ song aka STD&KTDO

  • dy77

    Here’s a pre-show pic via a list person:

    http://yfrog.com/kfk3btj

    Add LLWD to the set list

  • Trina

    People who were at Kelly’s Microsoft concert today reported about the single/album delay so I’m assuming Kelly confirmed it herself. A Facebook friend said she first read it at Kelly Clarkson Express earlier, apparently someone doing a cellcert first posted it.

    Oh and EFF YOU RCA and your freaking delays!

    eta: ok correction someone had a M&G and thats where it surfaced

  • dy77

    This tweet from list sounds adorable:
    Some little kid brought kris his guitar instead of steve. Kris brought him back out. His name is Justin. Some dude in crowd yelled I love u

  • dy77

    Encore is Falling Slowly and Come Together

    The Justin story continues:
    Cale looked at kris and said buuuurn. Cute Krale faces to each other. lol FS now

    Kris said justin already has dudes yelling his name. Someone yelled better than Beiber & kris said & prob taller. Kid was like 9. lololol

  • girlygirl

    Kris’s set is over. No new music (unless you count LYA and Shut That Door). Sounds like his set went over really well, though :)

    Final set list: CSA, WAOMF, RG, AWM, LYA, EWTRTW/TWYMMF, SMAYA, IIO, BBQ, LLWD, FS/WOWY, CT

  • dy77
  • tripp_ncwy

    IdolStages

    Singing live on this fine Saturday: 21 or more former #AmericanIdol finalists have public gigs today!
    http://idolstages.com/locations/ontour

    Add Daugtry to the list.

    CHRIS_Daughtry
    Just played an outdoor corporate show in NC. So hot but so much fun!

  • steph6449

    Tweet coming out of Danny’s show tonight that Gary LeVox from Rascal Flatts could be (?) joining on for Danny’s charity cruise next February for Sophia’s Heart.

    A formal announcement of the “special guest” is supposed to be out soon, perhaps Danny said something from the stage?

    Gary may be very possible, Danny had an interview last week where it was sounding as if that was a distinct possibility. If so, good job Danny. That should definitely help sell some cruise tix to support SH’s new Nashville homeless shelter, and possibly attract another guest or two as part of the package if they wish.

    ETA: that was in the interview mj put up with the First Listen post for Danny’s Second Hand Heart.

  • HappyDaisy

    Incipit says:
    06/25/2011 at 5:43 pm
    The Six Flags show at Great Adventure in NJ today sounded great on the cellcast (for a cellcast) – and David opened with “Circadian”! There are videos, can’t wait to hear it more clearly.

    Thanks, Incipit. Circadian? Awesome! What was the set list?

    ETA: Found it. From the new album, he also did Take Me As I Am and The Last Goodbye. Plus Don’t You Forget About Me (cover) and great songs from David Cook, The Record.

  • girlygirl

    Kris just posted a bunch of photos on his twitter page chronicling his day at ALIVE festival. From photos of him and the band fishing to him posing backstage with Head (formerly of Korn) and Toby Mac, to photos of the crowd — just a really nice picspam!

    ETA: Here’s the pic of him with Head

    http://www.whosay.com/krisallen/photos/41563

    much more at:

    http://twitter.com/#!/krisallen

  • McCreerian

    I read on Chelsea Sorrell’s(S10 Hollywood contestant) facebook that her and a group of other S10 idols will be singing in Japan in August for the troops. Jovany Barreto also tweeted this:

    JovanyBarreto
    Man I’m pumped! Performing in #Japan for 3 weeks with my buddies @JimmieAllen @RZevitaAI10 @Ta_Tynisa @JWSFans @ChelseaSorrell

    And another tweet:
    IdolWatchNews
    Wow! Season 10 Idols going to perform In 3 weeks Japan USO Tour @Ta_Tynisa @JovanyBarreto @JWSFans @RZevitaAI10 @ChelseaSorrell @JimmieAllen

    So it looks like it will be Jovany, Jimmie Allen, Rachel Zevita, Ta-Tynisa Wilson, John Wayne Schulz, and Chelsea Sorrell. Cool deal!

  • dy77

    So many amazing pics coming in from Alive Festival of Kris and band. Kris himself has tweeted a bunch. To see them, go to the twitter list:

    http://twitter.com/#!/list/KrisAllenLists/june25alivefestival

    One person posted a snippet of Leave You Alone, sounds great:
    http://yfrog.com/j0y1lsz

    People are tweeting that they got videos, so looking forward to those!

    This page has the set list, a pic and link to where more will be posted:
    http://krisallensetlists.tumblr.com/post/6927374801

  • dy77

    Here’s the pic of him with Head

    http://www.whosay.com/krisallen/photos/41563

    This is one of my favorite pictures ever! Just LOL.

  • Ratna12

    Kris is telling all his fans that ” I Love you this big.”
    :D

    http://twitpic.com/5gz73z

  • dy77

    Quite a few great photos on this girl’s twitpic account, including that amazing one Ratna just posted:

    http://twitpic.com/photos/brittrees

    Love this one of Cale and Torres:
    http://twitpic.com/5gzfge. <3 KAB.

  • dy77

    Another Kris concert tweeter (@ameeliu) putting up pics from her phone on this page
    http://twitpic.com/photos/ameeliu

    She also mentioned that she has video that she’ll upload in next day or so. \o/

  • Indigobunting

    Sounds like Kris had a good evening.

    I came across this on Twitter:

    http://twbirthday.com/KrisAllen/

    What in the world does that mean?? @dannygokey is his godfather??

  • Mtlfan

    thanks for the Kris pics. hope we’ll have vids tomorrow :)

    http://twbirthday.com/KrisAllen/

    What in the world does that mean?? @dannygokey is his godfather??

    hmm.. maybe Danny registered Kris for this Twitter birthday thing..

  • steph6449

    hmm.. maybe Danny registered Kris for this Twitter birthday thing..

    Reference to Danny’s well-known mob ties? lol!

  • SajiNoKami
    Here’s the pic of him with Head

    http://www.whosay.com/krisallen/photos/41563

    This is one of my favorite pictures ever! Just LOL.

    it is like night and day lol.

    hmm.. maybe Danny registered Kris for this Twitter birthday thing..

    nawh, just the first person you are following.

  • Ratna12

    I can’t stop looking at Kris’ pictures and clicking at all the tweets and retweets.

    TJFH :@KrisAllen You were amazing tonight at ALIVE!!! :) it was my first time and you made it fantastic. Your voice is amazing live! <3

  • Ratna12

    Moved

  • nhd

    Incipit says:
    06/25/2011 at 5:43 pm
    The Six Flags show at Great Adventure in NJ today sounded great on the cellcast (for a cellcast) – and David opened with “Circadian”! There are videos, can’t wait to hear it more clearly.

    Here’s the videos. David & the band sound great!
    Circadian
    Take Me As I Am
    Don’t You Forget About Me

    He looks so gorgeous & handsome. Love the vest, love the hair..hee.
    My favorite pics :

    Photo #1
    Photo #2
    Photo #3
    Photo #4
    Photo #5

    More pics. Credit to ReallyCookin.

  • Ratna12

    Moved

  • tripp_ncwy

    Kris videos from Alive11:

    Leave You Alone

  • tripp_ncwy

    Looks like KAB hung out in Ohio after Alive11.

    Bigdaddysays
    Great late night hangs with my dudes @KrisAllen @thekidd86 #latinjesus and #slevetuna. Always love hangin with these fellas.

  • TwigLA

    Ratna12 says:
    06/26/2011 at 12:52 am
    Kris is telling all his fans that ” I Love you this big.”

    http://twitpic.com/5gz73z

    I thought that was his angel impersonation for ‘Send Me All Your Angels’

  • TwigLA

    @Overboarded
    Nick
    Crowd was pretty massive. I didn’t get the idea of doing this shoe until I saw how many people were there.

    I was watching this guy’s tweets last night. He has a music blog and it’s interesting to read his take on various new music and videos.

    I’m posting this primarily because he comments on the crowd size, but his other tweets are interesting. He likes him some white Henley … and LYA and FS.