American Idol Headlines for 07/15/09

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American Idol’s Scott MacIntyre Talks Kris Allen, Life on the Road & the Future

Everyone is buzzing about Kris Allen cutting “No Boundaries” from the set list. What can you tell us?
What I hear from the people here was that they could tell the audiences weren’t connecting to it. When I listen from backstage, I thought it was a good song, and I thought Kris did it well, and it was even better than during the finale. He was really jiving with it, but it was an executive decision that he and the producers made based on the energy from the crowd. There are mixed emotions about that song because obviously it’s still being pushed, so you kind of expect to hear it on the tour.

EOnline

‘American Idol’ wannabes feel the sting of rejection

With the sun just starting to illuminate the Denver sky about 5 a.m. Tuesday, Boulder mother Kari Han joined thousands of budding divas outside Invesco Field to try her hand — or voice — at super stardom.

Wannabe reality stars — clad in high-heels and fake eyelashes or miniskirts and cowboy boots — traveled from across the nation to the Denver-metro area this week for a chance to land a spot on season nine of “American Idol.”

Daily Camera.com

Fans Snap Up 1.1 Million Michael Jackson Albums In One Week

The King of Pop dominates the Nielsen SoundScan and Billboard charts yet again.

Based on preliminary sales numbers from Nielsen SoundScan, Michael Jackson’s catalog of solo albums sold a mighty 1.1 million copies in the U.S. in the tracking week that ended at the close of business on Sunday (July 12).

That’s a jump of 37% stacked next to the previous week, when his combined albums sold just shy of 800,000. In just the past two and a half weeks, American consumers have purchased more than 2.3 million Jackson albums.

Billboard.biz

American Idol Tour Show Comes to SLC: FOX 13 Interviews Adam, Megan, Michael

SALT LAKE CITY – Thousands of American Idol fans gathered at the E Center on Tuesday night to see their favorite Idols perform at the American Idols Live! tour show in Salt Lake City. The show marked the seventh stop of the 51 city American Idol concert tour. The show showcased songs from the top 10 American Idol finalists from the 2009 season, including Utah’s own Megan Joy.

Megan Joy talked to FOX 13 and said she is excited to finally be performing in her hometown.

“I was so excited, I could not stop smiling and talking loudly and I just wanted to go out and see my family knowing that I have more fans here than in a lot of other cities,” said Megan Joy, the ninth place finisher in the competition from Sandy.

FOX13 NOW

Megan is Joy-ful, Lambert shines at ‘Idol’ concert

It was Megan Joy’s hometown, but the biggest screams came for Adam Lambert.

Lambert, the “American Idol” runner-up, brought the house down by opening his segment on the American Idols Live show at the E Center with his big-band rendition of Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love.”

Even Season 8 winner Kris Allen wasn’t greeted with the decibels of screams and cheers Lambert received.

But it didn’t seemed to faze him. He cranked out his set, which included Kanye West’s “Heartless” and the Killers’ “All These Things That I’ve Done.”

Deseret News

Lambert brings joy to ‘Idol’ audience

What a difference a year makes.

Last year, when the tour featuring the top 10 finalists of the 2008 season of the FOX TV juggernaut “American Idol” came to Utah, the tour date sold out so quickly that a second date was added to meet the demand. It was David Archuleta’s homecoming, and Utahns treated him like a conquering hero.

This year, the E Center did not sell out, even though Sandy’s Megan Joy finished in the top 10. And instead of Archuleta demonstrating why he should have bested the surprise winner David Cook last year, Joy was disappointing during her short two-song set Tuesday. The applause was warm, but it didn’t overwhelm.

Salt Lake Tribune

Demi Lovato, Kara DioGuardi Collaborate On ‘Camp Rock 2′ Songs

In between touring the country, releasing a new album next week and getting ready for the production of “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam,” Demi Lovato has apparently been in the studio, recording songs for the Disney Channel movie’s soundtrack.

Lovato took to her Twitter to divulge that she’s currently recording songs with “Camp Rock” soundtrack veteran and “American Idol” judge Kara DioGuardi. “Recording Camp Rock 2 songs with Kara DioGuardi!!” she wrote. “Having serious djà   vu.”

MTV.com

Sarver: From an oil rig to center stage

‘OK, you guys just spread out, get at different tables and I’ll get the Idols for you.’  Now it was a crapshoot. Who would I talk to first? ‘Michael, why don’t you come over here. This is Bill Pinella from Santa Rosa.’  ‘Nice to meet you sir,’  28-year-old Michael said. I had never met a guy who had worked on an oil rig before, much less one who called me ‘sir.’  They say it’s the fourth most dangerous job in the world. I didn’t even want to bring it up, figuring Jeremy Michael Sarver didn’t either.

Press Democrat

Q&A: Danny Gokey talks ‘Idol’ pursuits

Danny Gokey was one of the most compelling contestants during the eighth season of “American Idol.” The church music director boasts a gritty, soulful voice that made him an early front-runner. Then there was his personal life: Gokey’s wife of 12 years, Sophia, died one month before his “Idol” audition, an aspect that the show fully explored.

AZ Central.com

Fashion Memo: Justin Timberlake

Hey Justin,
I have no problem with you taking a loooong breather from bringing sexy back, but you look like Danny Gokey’s brother from another mother. Clearly a style invention is way past due.

Do everyone’s eyes a favor, hone in on the trend you plan to make popular next — suits with sneakers, fedoras, cornrows — and start integrating it immediately. Thanks, can’t wait to buy whatever it is.

NY Post

Holly Montag on Sanjaya: “We Are Not Dating”

So long, Sanjolly!

Although Heidi and Spencer Pratt told Usmagazine.com that they were “very excited” for Holly Montag and former American Idol contestant Sanjaya Malakar to become an item after they met on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, the Hills star insists there was no jungle fever in Costa Rica.

US Magazine

Will You Accept Brooke White?

“American Idol” finalist Brooke White released her sophomore album “High Hopes & Heartbreak” exclusively to iTunes today, and it’s actually quite good.

Wait a minute Ryan, did you say sophomore album? Yeppers.

Ya’see, Brooke released her “Songs From the Attic,” a decent feminine driven first attempt, pre-”Idol.” However now she is bombarding the music scene with a full-fledged audio arsenal backing her up, headed by the one and only Randy Jackson. Shocking thing is, Randy has never executive produced an album for any of the myriad contestants in the eight year history of “Idol.” Until now.

NY Post

Brooke White CD Review: A Breezy, Pleasant Surprise

In today’s musical climate of hip-hop beats and naughty lyrics, it’s easy to wonder what happened to the breezy pop songs of yesteryear.

Well I’m happy to report that I’ve found them on Brooke White’s new CD ‘High Hopes & Heartbreak.’  And I mean that as a big compliment’ ¦

Herald-Dispatch

Another American Idol to take the stage at Sturgis rally

First Chris Daughtry, then Kellie Pickler, and now Amanda Overmyer.

“American Idol” returns to annual Sturgis motorcycle rally this year when Season 7 finalist Amanda Overmyer will perform at the Full Throttle Saloon on Aug. 6 and 7.

Fellow “American Idol” alumnus Chris Daughtry performed at the rally in 2007.

Rapid City Journal

Cowell helps distressed ‘X Factor’ fan

Simon Cowell stepped in to help a female X Factor fan after she lost her purse at the Glasgow auditions, a report claims.

According to the Daily Record, the music mogul handed over his own cash to the distressed woman when it became clear that her money and cards would not be found.

Producers had initially put out a loud speaker call at the city’s Braehead arena, asking the crowd to be on the lookout for the lost purse, but no-one came forward.

Digital Spy

Ratings: NBC’s ‘America’s Got Talent’ takes another week

In a bit of news that will likely shock no one who remotely follows television ratings, NBC’s summer juggernaut America’s Got Talent took the top spot for the week ending July 12, pulling in 11.9 million viewers with its Wednesday night edition. The show’s Tuesday night episode came in at No. 3, with 10.6 million viewers, as a repeat episode of CBS’ NCIS stole the No. 2 spot with 11.0 million viewers. Last week, Talent took the top two spots, but the ratings from two weeks ago saw the same 1-2-3 line-up as this week.

Entertainment Weekly

 
  • ozarka

    Hmm… Simon must really have a heart after all.

  • unique28v

    Wow… America’s Got Talent seems to be the summer’s top reality show this year. If SYTYCD can’t beait Ameican’s Got Talent, I think its going to see a hard time in the fall when there aren’t any more repeats.

  • cookie88

    Scott watches Family Guy…?

  • CindyM

    From the Danny article:
    “You were very graceful when you gave ‘Entertainment Weekly’ an interview after they had been so vicious. Did you consider saying no?”

    “I did (chuckling). They bothered me, there’s no doubt about it. It’s like, why do they care so much? Why do they make it such a point to hate on me? I don’t want to bash them, but what’s constructive about what they did? It just breeds more contempt.”

    Totally agree with this. I love Slezak, but this season, the criticism towards Danny seemed especially cruel and unnecessary. I get that the contestants have to have thick skins, but I think EW crossed the line this year. Go on and on about his singing ability, stage presence and song choices, but they went for the jugular regarding his personality and his “inner thoughts”(as if they knew what they were) and actively encouraged the “I Hate Gokey” brigade. I started out being a fan of Danny, he was never my favorite, but I liked the sound of his voice. I thought he had the second best singing voice on the show, behind Adam. I like the gravelly tone of his voice in singers as a rule. He just didn’t make good choices in song selection or performance style and I think this lack of musicality really hurt him especially compared to Adam and Kris. I do think he was a bit too confident, but, I think in order to go on American Idol, ALL of these contestants have to have a large amount of confidence, I think some are just better at playing the role they’re required to as AI contestants. I do give him credit for going on Idolatry though, that took guts, especially since you could feel the tension during that interview just by watching it.

  • Truthiness

    That Desert News story on Megan must have been nice for her, so I’m glad she got some attention from her home state. That’s always pleasant. Especially because let’s face it, other reviews of her are either cursory and/or negative.

  • dusty

    First Chris Daughtry, then Kellie Pickler, and now Amanda Overmyer.

    ‘American Idol’  returns to annual Sturgis motorcycle rally this year when Season 7 finalist Amanda Overmyer will perform at the Full Throttle Saloon on Aug. 6 and 7.

    Love it! Sturgis, Amanda…a real match. :)

  • weareallinnocent

    Nice to see good press for Michael and Danny.

    Yay for Brooke for good reviews too!! I liked her on the show, but I’m not sure I’ll pick up her album. These two reviews, however, have me considering it. I only have so much love and $$ to share on Idol music, so… I know, I know, but it’s how I feel. I spend way too much cash on music as it is, always have, need to be more selective than eclectic! :-)

    I said what I thought about the SLC reviews already, so I’ll spare… I’m sure lots of others will take up the slack lol.

    Totally agree with this. I love Slezak, but this season, the criticism towards Danny seemed especially cruel and unnecessary.

    IIRC, it was more Kristen than Michael. It was tough, but imo at the time, Gokey kept doing things that were really easy to snark on — like that damn hip thrusting, for example, just ewww. History now, whatev.

  • abbysee

    I love Slezak, but this season, the criticism towards Danny seemed especially cruel and unnecessary. I get that the contestants have to have thick skins, but I think EW crossed the line this year. Go on and on about his singing ability, stage presence and song choices, but they went for the jugular regarding his personality and his ‘inner thoughts’ (as if they knew what they were)

    They were no less critical, or personal about David Archuleta the prior season, and he too just sucked it up and did the interview. That interview showed David in a whole new light, and he didn’t bitch about how cruel they were to him. I think Danny was more culpable in how he was seen this season, than David was, as Danny thought he was playing the game, yet he just got played. Every time I start to warm to Gokey, he says stuff that makes me think EW was dead on, no pun intended.

  • Q3

    There is confirmation the the Adam protesters in San Jose were Members of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church — the same group who protests at every event at this venue — including ice hockey.

    http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2009/07/15/anti_gay_protestors_target_amerian_idol_

  • JustWatching

    Why am I not surprised that Scott like the NB song?

  • unique28v

    I love Slezak, but this season, the criticism towards Danny seemed especially cruel and unnecessary.

    Yeah. To be honest I can’t stand idolatry. I stopped watching Idolatry with the exception of the exit interviews, which I admit Slezak did a good job with. Grant it, Idolatry put everyone down except for Allison and Kris for the most part, but they were the harshest on Danny. When they started with that put the Go in Gokey, and calling him deadwife or something like that….. and then calling Adam a douche, a drag queen, and that Missy woman said that he made her feel dirty and icky like he was some type of disease I was done. Personal attacks to me are unnecessary, childish, and plain stupid. There’s really no need to put others down just to put your favorite up. But if Danny can get a record deal and be successful he will have the last laugh. Success is the best revenge.

  • Eileen99

    Why am I not surprised that Scott like the NB song?

    This is pretty funny.

    I didn’t mind NB too much, and thought Kris did OK on it, but it’s not really the kind of stuff I want to see my Pocket Gangsta doing.

  • dv

    Kelly performed at P.C. Richard & Son Theater for Z100 last night
    Pictures and a few videos.

    review
    Kelly Clarkson rocks secret NY show
    The original American Idol delivered a stellar 16-song set.

    Kelly Clarkson performed at the PC Richard and Son theater in Manhattan’s TriBeCa neighborhood Tuesday night, and her stellar 16-song set was all the fans could have ever wanted… and much more.

    Z100′s JJ welcomed eager Kelly fanatics to the theater, introducing Clarkson as “a pimp and a champion” before she kicked off the show with the title track from her latest album, “All I Ever Wanted.” Wearing a fuschia fitted jacket and a huge smile, Kelly immediately set the tone for what was sure to be an energetic and upbeat, albeit intimate pop rock show.

    She then launched right into her early hit, “Miss Independent,” before pleasing the crowd with her most recent single, “I Do Not Hook Up” – a song that Rolling Stone described as “another spitfire mix of melody and crashing guitars ‘” one of the most raucous odes to chastity in recent memory.” An ode that everyone knew all the words to.

    Live, Kelly is extremely impressive. Considering her wide-ranging, seemingly flawless vocals, it’s no wonder that she won a singing competition. But her level of performance far exceeds her singing ability. Kelly Clarkson is more than a great pop singer. She’s a rockstar.

    more at the link
    z100.com

  • Squirrely

    I stopped watching Idolatry with the exception of the exit interviews,

    All I ever watched was Kris and Adam’s exit interview – I never paid attention to the guy or show until then and I subscribe to EW magazine. Doubt I will pay much attention to it going forward.

  • http://myspace.com/susanatfox sumidol

    ^^^ Squirrely – me too but I had never even heard of EW mag until I found Mjs last year – last year I watched his stuff about jason and that was it back then. Adam sure is getting a lotta love on almost all reviews I have seen on here, good for him. I love Kris on tour too – they are both so good

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  • stargirl

    I always agreed with Slezak about Danny and Adam.I must say the people over there have guts.What they did was harsh but its a business world.They have to tough it out.I dont think Slezak himself ever put Adam down.He seemed “okay” with Adam.It was Missy and Kristen who did that.I think Missy was spot on though.At first I thought Adam was HOTT then he opened his mouth and did his thing and i took everything back.

    Allison and Kris both derserve the love from idolatry.The judges werent going to notice the best top 2 that could of happen so slezak noticed it.

  • Q3

    I think that Danny has raw talent but it is impossible for me to really appreciate him because of some of the things he says and does. IMO Danny has gotten a lot of unfair treatment in the press and online, but I think that Danny also does a lot of things that just encourage the jokes and criticism — three examples:

    1. Saying he hit the high note in “Scream On” everytime until the live broadcast when the rehersal (which every viewer saw) was even worse.

    2. His statement about how he would have beaten Adam if they were in the Finals. Maybe he would have, and I don’t think this was said in any arrogent way, but there are some things you just don’t say.

    3. His “speech” during the concert. There are places for inspirational talks but the middle of an AI Tour concert ins’t one of them. He should save this for a Danny concert.

    Danny just doesn’t seem to have much self-awareness and doesn’t seem to understand how things will look or sound when he says them.

  • Mary102

    IIRC, it was more Kristen than Michael. It was tough, but imo at the time, Gokey kept doing things that were really easy to snark on ‘” like that damn hip thrusting, for example, just ewww. History now, whatev.

    Ok, as a non-Danny fan, I did find it pretty hilarious in it’s OTT-ness. They were also very cruel to Adam (especially in the early rounds) and I was fine with that, even looking back on it later. And Kristen was definitely the most anti-Gokey. In general, though, I liked the fact that they just brazenly went full-steam ahead with their commentary and critiques. No one was really completley immune (except Allison) and that was a LOT more interesting than most of the reviewers of idol out there all season, who tended to just be more by-the-book and pedestrian with their reviews (not trying to hurt people’s feelings, etc.)

    Great to see more love and attention for both Megan and Scott in that one article (wow! both of them getting more interview time than Adam?! What a concept!) Especially the positive treatment toward Megan for her hometown visit! I’m glad she was excited about it.

  • Mary102

    Danny just doesn’t seem to have much self-awareness and doesn’t seem to understand how things will look or sound when he says them.

    I think this is the main issue with Danny – he really is just not very self-aware. He seems like a generally nice, good guy, and funny. But just not the most aware. Some people just have really bad people skills and instincts, even though they’re perfectly sweet underneath.

  • dv

    MTV.COM

    The Best Albums Of 2009 (So Far)

    5. Kelly Clarkson, All I Ever Wanted

    Yes, seriously. The finest pop album you’ll hear this year, full of perfectly crafted, big-budget tunes, All I Ever Wanted is sort of like some high-powered musical F-14, with Clarkson as the pilot. Some might say that the album is her peace offering to Clive Davis (after the whole My December debacle), but I like to see it as her finally realizing her full potential as a pop megastar. We get big, bold tunes like “My Life Would Suck Without You” and “I Do Not Hook Up” mingling with weepers like “If No One Will Listen” and “Cry” (duh). She is empowered yet vulnerable, everything you could ask for in a star of her caliber … pop perfection, delivered by the best voice in the business. Kelly is back. It’s almost like she never went away.

  • Squirrely

    I always agreed with Slezak about Danny and Adam.I must say the people over there have guts.What they did was harsh but its a business world.

    I never heard his negativity toward Adam but Adam did mention it during his interview and he thank him for ‘taking the piss out of him’ -may not be the exact quote-. I like that Adam can take his criticism along with his praise.

  • CindyM

    he really is just not very self-aware. He seems like a generally nice, good guy, and funny. But just not the most aware. Some people just have really bad people skills and instincts, even though they’re perfectly sweet underneath.

    I totally agree with this. I’m not saying it’s an excuse for the off-the-wall things he says, but I don’t think he’s the villain people have cast him to be.

  • sma11ie

    I love Slezak. I’d been reading EW’s TV watch and popwatch articles from before I ever tuned into Idol. In fact, it was their witty recaps that helped lured me into watching the last few episodes of Season 6, and all of Season 7. Slezak tends to rag on those he perceive to be the judge’s pets early in the competition (Adam, Archie) and root for a favorite (Carly, Allison) to the point of blind love that can get to be a bit annoying, but I think he’s a great read always and helps me get into the season. I mean, Danny needs to get over it. Slezak was not that kind about Jasmine, Lil, Megan, Scott, or Matt, and they all had great exit interviews– Matt even charmed Slezak so much he changed his mind about him. Danny just needed to handle it better. And yeah, it was mostly Kirsten who said the really mean things about Danny and his wife– Slezak never crossed the line.

  • AC

    Yeah, I have to agree with Mary102. They knew that they would be interviewing these people afterwards but still gave their honest opinions. Most other reviews use the judge’s critique instead of giving their own opinion. I mean Matt got some harsh critiques, but he went in and won them over, and they admitted being wrong about him.

    Also, there were a lot of interviews for Kris that even told him to his face that he shouldn’t have won and he was still gracious about it. I think it’s just part of the business and they sadly have to get used to it.

  • Renina

    “Not so much, but we have a few days off in Arizona, where I’m from, and I plan to get in the studio to work on it then. That’s what I miss about home the most: writing and recording my own music because I’m in the middle of producing the CD that will be coming out in the fall.”

    Scott has a CD coming out this Fall??? And it seems like he is getting a lot of interest from a lot of people. Hmm… Well good for Scott, I really didn’t see that one coming, but he seems like he works REALLY hard so I think he may deserve it…. Keep up the Faith Scott

  • Lux

    I think the hacker posted again in Adam ´s twitter…

    “Hey guys it’s Adam, I got my Twitter running back. I want to give a shout to AINOW.com for the support. Thank you guys, love you all.”

  • LaurelG

    I always agreed with Slezak about Danny and Adam.I must say the people over there have guts.What they did was harsh but its a business world.They have to tough it out.

    I agree with part of this. I don’t think it took “guts” to criticize Danny and Adam. In fact, as far as Missy and Kristen were concerned, I thought at some point mid-season they clearly saw which way the wind was blowing regarding Adam (i.e. tons of fan support and love) and backed off of their criticism of him. Conversely, I think they ramped up the Danny-hate at that point because they saw they were getting online kudos for their snarkiness. Not really gutsy moves in my book.

    But the part about it being a harsh business and the Idols having to tough it out, yes, I agree with that sentiment. So, stargirl, the next time Kris gets a poor Tour review from one of the critics or is compared unfavorably to Adam, and you’re pissed, I’ll remind you of your words of wisdom! ;)

  • BCU79

    I think Danny was more culpable in how he was seen this season, than David was, as Danny thought he was playing the game, yet he just got played. Every time I start to warm to Gokey, he says stuff that makes me think EW was dead on, no pun intended.

    I agree completely. Danny brought his family situation and his back story into play when he talked about it in front of the cameras and provided AI with the home video footage of his wife. He made it part of his persona on the show and has no one to blame but himself for any criticism he received because of it.

    Kristen with glasses’ message to Danny is still my favorite Idolatry episode of the season. It is right up there with the Adam/Kris/Allison interviews.

  • Renina

    Scott Has a CD coming out this Fall??

  • Michelle

    Hey Justin,
    I have no problem with you taking a loooong breather from bringing sexy back, but you look like Danny Gokey’s brother from another mother. Clearly a style invention is way past due.

    Hmm, maybe that’s where Anoop got the idea for the glasses, or it’s some kind of ~trend~ that suddenly makes me feel old :P

    I love Slezak and Idolatry, but mostly cause they’ve picked the same faves as me two years running. That, and they’re hilarious, knowledgable and perceptive. I’m sure if their chosen snark target for a season were my fave though, I’d feel differently. (but till that happens…go Idolatry!)

    I took a listen to Brooke’s album and I was really surprised to find a Kings of Leon cover on there! (Use Somebody) I’m still not sure if I’ll buy the whole album but there are definitely a few tracks on there I’m thinking of picking up.

  • Mtlfan

    Also, there were a lot of interviews for Kris that even told him to his face that he shouldn’t have won and he was still gracious about it. I think it’s just part of the business and they sadly have to get used to it.

    yes, Danny should follow his example and just take the high road on it!!

  • dvls

    Anyone else see Kelli Glover from AI Season 1 on ‘America’s Got Talent’ last night? She was ok, but not great.

  • Mtlfan

    I’m happy that Brooke White is having good reviews for her album. I had such a soft spot for her last season. I’ll buy her cd

  • auntieaimee

    I love Slezak but I don’t think Kristin is remotely funny.

  • mar

    I finally went to give Radio Radio a listen. I really liked it!! Granted, I’ve always favored singer-songwritery stuff, so no big surprise. Few Idol alum songs make their way into my playlist (currently about 4 of Adam’s), but this one just might.

  • Mtlfan

    Kristin was really OTT with Danny. I like Danny even though i’m not musically a fan but watching some EW episodes, it was crossing the line for me especially that it’s such a hard year for him emotionnally. It felt to me like a pack of scavengers on a hurt animal to finish it off. This said, I’ll repeat myself: he should just take the high road on that stuff

  • vanjess38

    I also didn’t like what thy did to Danny on idolatry. Some things are not funny at all. To make fun of someone about his dead wife is unforgiveable. I also think we should all learn not to take all these reviews so seriously as we do, though it’s disappointing sometimeS. Adam is not going to follow Kris around when he’s touring and vice versa. So to me, it doesn’t really matter about the reviews.AI concerts are normally attended by fans so the reactions are going to be like this. What happens after the tour is the most important thing.
    This is off topic: a video of Kris’ journey on idol including parts we NEVER saw during hollywood week. Enjoy.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kQ43fplbKo

  • BeckyMD

    But the part about it being a harsh business and the Idols having to tough it out, yes, I agree with that sentiment. So, stargirl, the next time Kris gets a poor Tour review from one of the critics or is compared unfavorably to Adam, and you’re pissed, I’ll remind you of your words of wisdom! ;)

    @LaurelG, you said what’s in my mouth. I also agree with you that Slezak & Co didn’t show gutsy in my book when they changed their tone based on fans’ reaction on their takes on Adam and Danny.

    I don’t mind Slezak. I like his interview with Adam because that’s the longest video interview so far, mainly focus on music and Adam was charming and fun.

    It was when Slezak compared Adam and Kris’ 19E’s contract deal announcements that I thought he’s just a tool. I don’t want to bring back the fight, so I’ll stop here.

  • AC

    vaness38- omg, where did you find that video? that was pretty cool! Kris showed his personality in hollywood week- who knew? =) and I say this as a Kris fan. and Kradam started in Hollywood week. hehe

  • vanjess38

    AC,
    I found it on youtube. I wondering where it surfaced from.Wonders shall never end, and indeed KRADAM started in Hollywood. They have both said it before. “I DON’T WANT TO BE A HOUSE HUSBAND”, and Simon cracks up. Kris is funny.

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    There is confirmation the the Adam protesters in San Jose were Members of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church ‘” the same group who protests at every event at this venue ‘” including ice hockey.

    Where is the proof exactly? Starplus is sort of a rag, and I have a feeling they are getting their information from internet gossip, just like everyone else who reported on the issue.

    Eyewitness accounts that I read had the protesters carrying signs with vague messages about God and worshiping Idolators. Nothing about Adam or his sexual preference.

    And, from those accounts–from people who actually read the signs (not the people who just walked by and assumed it MUST have been an anti-adam protest) the descriptions of the signs didn’t contain any of the typical westboro jargon, like “God Hates Fags”.

    Plus, the Westboro people usually have their children with them while they protest.

    So, until I read a credible, sourced report, it’s all heresay at this point.

  • Mary102

    @LaurelG, you said what’s in my mouth. I also agree with you that Slezak & Co didn’t show gutsy in my book when they changed their tone based on fans’ reaction on their takes on Adam and Danny.

    I think in Adam’s case Slezak made a really good turn-about during the course of the season, in many ways mirroring my changing views of him. He originally didn’t care for Adam at all, but then started turning around when he was able to pull off TOMT, and he gave him mucho props for that (even if he then hated, iirc, his follow-up, PTFM). By about top 7 or 8, even if Adam wasn’t his favorite (since of course Allison was), he pretty much knew he would be in the finale (and even predicted Allison, Kris, and Adam in the top 3 way back in top 11 week), and Slezak was completely ok with it because he gave the guy his due based on talent.

    I think their problem with Danny, otoh, was similar to what me, and a lot of other fans felt about Danny – he was getting such over-blown pimpage, yet really was just a’ight for most of the season (until Come Rain or Come Shine – which was one of the few standout performances he really had). Sure, they were milking it all for shock value and over-the-top laughs, but I think this is the place he was coming from with many of his critiques.

  • jpfan

    I parted company with Slezak last year with the Carly love and the Archie hate.So I skipped most of Idolatry this season. That said I love snarky humor like Vote for the Worst but Kirsten is not funny. And the Danny stuff wasn’t gutsy since he was the Internet whipping boy for S8.

    I like that Danny called them out about it. Why should he suck it up and play nice? Danny and Archie are two different people entirely to say the least. I was actually hoping he’d refuse the interview entirely. Then he’d be up there with Idol contestants who refuse to function as personal assistants for the others in my Idol hall of fame.

  • Q3

    Very nice YouTube video of Kris’ Journey.

    One odd thing, though, it contains a clip of Simon saying, ‘It’s not good news, it’s great news.” that he said to Adam, not Kris. Well I guess that is Kradam and Adam wouldn’t mind! : -))

  • vanjess38

    Q3,
    Go back and watch it carefully. Kris didn’t do the sing-off with Adam. The guy he did it with had his hair a little bit similar to Adams. Take your time and watch it, Simon did say it’s great news to Kris and not Adam, I think he tried to toy with Adam a little bit before telling him he was through but his being through thing wasn’t in this video. It’s a bit confusing because of the editing. Take your time and watch it.

  • Squirrely

    This is off topic: a video of Kris’ journey on idol including parts we NEVER saw during hollywood week. Enjoy.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kQ43fplbKo

    Whoever put that together did a great job! That was sweet, I like Kris’ little twang.

  • AC

    I didn’t read the Starplus article, but I asked my friend who was with me at the concert what she heard, and the one near us was talking about us sinning for having these people as idols. So technically, they were protesting Adam but they were also protesting the other 9 since they are all part of American “Idol”. Even if Adam was not there, they would have protested it.

  • sma11ie

    Short David Cook interview with MLB.

  • Jx223

    I agreed with Danny when it comes to Idolatry. They said some pretty cruel stuff about him this season especially Kristin. They stuff really awful stuff about him, including saying that he was going to hell.

    Idoltary was not as hard on Archie as they were on Danny. They never said stuff like Archie was going to hell, or some of the other cruel things they said about Danny.

    As far as I know they have never said any other contestant from past seasons was going to hell unless I missed something?

    They attacked Danny a lot more personally than they ever attacked Archie or any other contestants.

    I have no problem with him calling them out on their crappy treatment of him this season.

  • Eileen99

    Somebody at http://www.krisallenation.com put that together. It is awesome.

  • Q3

    There is confirmation the the Adam protesters in San Jose were Members of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church ‘” the same group who protests at every event at this venue ‘” including ice hockey.

    Where is the proof exactly? Starplus is sort of a rag, and I have a feeling they are getting their information from internet gossip, just like everyone else who reported on the issue.

    MJ — I’m sorry, I was trying to be sarcastic. I guess I was being far too cute. This trashy article has comments on it from people saying these protesters are at every event at this venue — which Fred Phelps and his band are not.

    Let me try again — Numerous reports from people who were there say that the protesters who were at the San Jose event are often at the HP Pavilion protesting all kinds of things — AT&T, Google, the Internet, False Idols, etc. Starplus reports that it was Westboro Baptist was behind it not only without proof — and it when it wasn’t even on Phelps’ picket schedule. Yes, I agree Starplus is a “rag”.

  • aek

    Kristin was really OTT with Danny. I like Danny even though i’m not musically a fan but watching some EW episodes, it was crossing the line for me especially that it’s such a hard year for him emotionnally. It felt to me like a pack of scavengers on a hurt animal to finish it off.

    I agree with this. EW fueled so much online anymousity toward Danny, that I think in the end affected his confidence on the show. Of course, it’s easy to say, he needs to be tough and not let it get to him, but he is only human. You feel what you feel. I also agree that it seems really sad that he has had to deal with this extra burden (the show and the regular amount of online criticism that naturally comes along with it is stressful enough) at such a difficult time in his life. Yes, he signed on to it, but no, I don’t think he ever could have imagined the level of negativity that would be stirred up.

    This said, I’ll repeat myself: he should just take the high road on that stuff

    I personally don’t think that Danny isn’t taking the high road. He was asked a question and he answered it with his honest feelings. It’s not like Danny brought it up out of the blue. The interviewer says he chuckled while giving his answer, and he says he doesn’t “want to bash them.” But he does give a taste of how it made him feel. I appreciate his honesty.

  • wand3rful

    yeah, great job on that youtube video of kris…..

    1) love kris dry humour …as evident by the “i do not want to be a househusband forever”

    2) LOVE adam’s hair during hollywood week…he needs to bring that style back

    3) how gorgeous did kris’ audition song sound? oh my. very smooth

    4) kradam …YES KRADAM…started in hollywood week…there was another shot floating the internet of kris, his brother and adam during that time

    5) the fact that im 30 and i use the word kradam daily speaks volumes of my need to get a life :) LOL

  • agathe.hb

    Q3, when did Danny say that he would have beaten Adam if they had been in the finals? Wow, that’s a bold statement!!!!

  • universal

    “…Simon did say it’s great news to Kris and not Adam…”

    I could have sworn that that same clip about “it’s not good news, it’s great news” was used in Adam’s intro before his performance with Kiss… Does anyone else remember that? Not that it really matters :)

  • Squirrely

    vanjess38
    Jul 15th, 2009 at 1:14 pm
    Q3,
    Go back and watch it carefully. Kris didn’t do the sing-off with Adam. The guy he did it with had his hair a little bit similar to Adams. Take your time and watch it, Simon did say it’s great news to Kris and not Adam, I think he tried to toy with Adam a little bit before telling him he was through but his being through thing wasn’t in this video. It’s a bit confusing because of the editing. Take your time and watch it.

    Vanjess38 this is a fan video, all the footage was spliced together by a fan, they did an excellent job I might add. So Q3 is correct Simon did originally say to Adam ‘it’s great news’. I like this better than the original journey video for Kris.

  • Q3

    Q3, when did Danny say that he would have beaten Adam if they had been in the finals? Wow, that’s a bold statement!!!!

    It was in an interview from right before the tour started. And it got reposted online as a new story a few days ago. The link was posted on a news thread here a couple of times.

    I don’t know if it was bold but I think it was thoughtless.

  • aek

    Q3, when did Danny say that he would have beaten Adam if they had been in the finals? Wow, that’s a bold statement!!!!

    Thats not really what he said. He was asked a specific question having to do with his and Kris’s fanbases. This was right after the finale. Basically he was just saying that if he had made it to the finals, he thought that more of Kris’s fans would vote for him. I think his thoughts were that Kris and him both had a more mellow style as compared to Adam, and so he would have picked up more of those votes.

    It was not as controversial as it’s been made out to be. He was saying what alot of people were saying around that time.

    While I know that most of Kri’s online fans would have voted for Adam. I personally do think most of Kris’s casual fans (those that don’t follow the Danny hate online and would be unaware of Kris and Adam’s close friendship) would have either not voted or voted for Danny. It’s not so much that Kris and Danny’s style are similar as that Adam’s style is so different. Just my opinion.

  • https://twitter.com/pmhowden undercooked

    Q3, when did Danny say that he would have beaten Adam if they had been in the finals? Wow, that’s a bold statement!

    I think Danny was talking voting blocks and not talent and ability although many people prefer Danny’s style over Adam’s. It’s hard to know who was more polarizing, Danny or Adam. I think it would have been a much tighter vote if it had been Adam and Danny. I don’t think anyone dislikes Kris, so once he was in the finals, although I voted four hours for Adam, I knew Kris would win.

    Idolatry did get pretty rough this year. Danny was the huge target, but Adam got the piss taken out of him as well. I too was suprised that Danny went on EW. I”m glad he did because that was the best way to handle it. Also, Slezak usually wasn’t the one doing the snarking, it was usually Kristen and others. Idolatry is Slezak’s show, so I don’t think he himself would ever go too far in his comments. I loved his finale recap after Kris’s win. He did what he could to calm the Glamberts down. I was surprised since he was such a Kris fan that he lead the article with the “Adam deserves this” quote from Kris. I think Slezak is a brilliant writer and I enjoy his reviews even if I don’t always agree with them.

  • Jx223

    Personal attacks to me are unnecessary, childish, and plain stupid. There’s really no need to put others down just to put your favorite up. But if Danny can get a record deal and be successful he will have the last laugh. Success is the best revenge.

    ITA.

    I agree with this. EW fueled so much online anymousity toward Danny, that I think in the end affected his confidence on the show. Of course, it’s easy to say, he needs to be tough and not let it get to him, but he is only human.

    You feel what you feel. I also agree that it seems really sad that he has had to deal with this extra burden (the show and the regular amount of online criticism that naturally comes along with it is stressful enough) at such a difficult time in his life. Yes, he signed on to it, but no, I don’t think he ever could have imagined the level of negativity that would be stirred up.

    This said, I’ll repeat myself: he should just take the high road on that stuff

    I personally don’t think that Danny isn’t taking the high road. He was asked a question and he answered it with his honest feelings. It’s not like Danny brought it up out of the blue. The interviewer says he chuckled while giving his answer, and he says he doesn’t ‘want to bash them.’  But he does give a taste of how it made him feel. I appreciate his honesty.

    ITA aek. EW definitely had a part in fueling the OTT internet hate that Danny went through this season on the Internet. Kristin moreso, than Michael but EW was cruel to him. Far worse than they treated Archie, and worse then they treated Adam. They never attacked Archie on the level that they attacked Danny, they didn’t want Archie to win, but they never said that Archie was going to hell, or that he was ghoulish and a lot of other really negative stuff they said about Danny.

    I appreciate his honesty as well, and I don’t think that he’s not taking the high road, just because he talked about it. He was asked a question he answered it honestly. He’s has taken a beating from the Idoltary, and the Internet in general, (unwarranted and undeserved IMO).

    Adam got cheered on for snarking on Gene Simmons for some of Gene’s comments about him. IMO, Danny saying what he did about Idolatry is not worse than what Adam did when he snarked at Gene Simmons. And Danny didn’t even snark, even though IMO had he done that, he would have been well within his rights to do so.

  • wand3rful

    and yeah, simon said “great news” to adam…ive seen the clip in adam’s intro before. i think the video was just showing small kradam stuff towards the end…blending some of the images together which might have caused any confusion

    speaking of EW/Idolatry…i love love love sleazak. ive read his popwatches and misc articles for years. i just love the dry, sarcastic humour of all the EW writers. i normally go to them for my LOST fix…anyhooo, i dont mind when they bash an AI contestant…its all in good fun. i think danny showin up for the interview made him seem like the bigger person….he should keep it that way ;)

  • tinawina

    Idolatry did slam the hell out of Danny this year, but I think it was more Kristen and the video editor guy than anyone else. Slezak wasn’t a fan but he was not any different towards Danny than he ever has been to other contestants he wasn’t impressed with.

    That whole show seems to be going on the vibe like you are dishing about Idol with your smartest, funniest, cattiest friends. I did feel a bit for Danny though, considering the guy had just buried his wife.

    I have to say though, since the tour started, I totally get the judging his year. In person, it seems, Danny comes of stronger. And Adam, if the reviews are to be believed, come off like he’s in a whole different league than anyone else. The judges were judging the live on stage performances and those two seem to do well on stage. On TV, Kris’ more intimate style plays better but you can see how the judges might have totally missed that.

  • Q3

    Q3,
    Go back and watch it carefully. Kris didn’t do the sing-off with Adam. The guy he did it with had his hair a little bit similar to Adams. Take your time and watch it, Simon did say it’s great news to Kris and not Adam, I think he tried to toy with Adam a little bit before telling him he was through but his being through thing wasn’t in this video. It’s a bit confusing because of the editing. Take your time and watch it.

    Out of respect to this really great video and Kris fans, I was very careful before I posted the comment and when back and rewatch the Adam video again.

    I was already “in the tank” for Adam when they made the final selections and worried that he wouldn’t get on — you know he was “too theatrical”. So when Simon said this, my heart just stopped. Thankfully, Simon was just being mean.

  • Eileen99

    Yeah, I agree, the “great news” comment was for Adam, so the video does merge a few KRADAM moments in there.

    RE: Idolatry, I discovered that this year (very late in the year), as well as this blog, and while I did think the show was absolutely hilarious, it was pretty mean and not something I personally could say on TV and sleep at night. One of those guilty pleasures, I guess. Good for Danny for showing up for that interview.

    Having said that – I did TOTALLY LOVE Danny in concert – he does have a great voice, he just needs a PR person to stop him from setting himself up for the snark. He is at times socially awkward and says inappropriate things that make him look bad, but I’m sure that is not his intention. If anybody needs a handler, it’s Danny. I do hope he gets a record deal and does well.

  • agathe.hb

    I remember exactly, as I have watched this video numerous times, that Simon said this to ADAM – this video is posted here, on MJ’s blog, and the reason I have watched it so many times is that Adam looks so great there, well that says something about my life, lol, and I am way more than 30 :)
    I just wanted to say that had I known about this blog last year my AI 7experience would have been so much better :D

  • Q3

    FYI here is the original “It’s not good news. It’s great news.” clip:

    http://adam-lambert.org/video-of-adam-lambert-making-top-36/

  • aek

    I have to say though, since the tour started, I totally get the judging his year. In person, it seems, Danny comes of stronger. And Adam, if the reviews are to be believed, come off like he’s in a whole different league than anyone else. The judges were judging the live on stage performances and those two seem to do well on stage.

    ITA. Adam was my pick to win, but Danny was my second this year. Adam, whether you like his style or not, has pretty much seemed to be in a league of his own imo. It’s the package of the voice, stage presence, showmanship, etc. Adam has been on the stage for many years and it shows.

    I know everyone has their own opinions, and this is just my own, but Danny has a BEAUTIFUL voice that has stood out from the beginning. I think the judges pimped Danny and Adam because of their voices. Yes, I think Adam far surpassed Danny as a total package on the show, and the judges began pimping Adam harder. I believe the judges thought Adam should win, but I also believe that they totally thought that Danny had a great voice.

  • LaurelG

    Also, Slezak usually wasn’t the one doing the snarking, it was usually Kristen and others.

    Yep, the girls would snark and Slezak would just laugh.

    By the way, does Slezak attend the Tour as a rule? I would be interested in hearing his take on the various Idols.

  • agathe.hb

    thanks for the answers, aek, I admit that I was watching idolatry and loving every minute of it – in the beginning Danny was one of my favorites and not Adam, then when all this wife thingy started to unravel and when Danny looked smug and self appreciating I lost my good opinion on him. Then the “godly love” came and I turned to hating him.
    But now I again started kind of liking him, as I can see that he is not an evil person, but let me tell you something, HE IS CLUELESS!!!

  • 123abc456
  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    Reminder:

    Let’s be careful not to rehash last season here. It’s the headlines thread, lets stick to the present.

  • Eileen99

    BTW, I’d never heard of MJsbigblog before I watched Idolatry and Slezak plugged it, so there is that. A whole new world has opened up, which I’m not exactly sure has been a productive thing for me or my clients (sorry MJ, but I do love the website). Maybe I can learn to pace myself.

  • Tess

    One of our Watch With Kristin readers, Andrea, wrote in this question for you guys: “My friends and I were wondering if/where the Idols take a shower after each of their shows?”
    It’s funny. I thought I would be showering at the venues a lot more than I am, but we usually get a hotel room in every city so most people shower at the hotels. —-Scott

    This just makes me laugh…..I now know that Adam doesn’t sweat, if he did his eye make up would be all over the place during the autograph signings and it isn’t. On the other hand…..I wouldn’t want to get within a thousand feet of Danny….ye gads he sweats bathtubs full during every performance and then he doesn’t shower, oh my!

  • lavender1960

    Wow is ice hockey the devil’s work?

  • 123abc456
  • calisun81

    Watched America’s Got Talent last night and there was a contestant from Idol Season 1 whose back for more reality TV. Never watched that season of Idol but she a pretty good singer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4u4gjtg678

  • SarahP

    This is off topic: a video of Kris’ journey on idol including parts we NEVER saw during hollywood week. Enjoy.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kQ43fplbKo

    oh wow!!! this video has totally made my day. been replaying it a couple of times. and how smooth was kris’s vocals during the auditions…very very smooth…watching the tape back, i noticed a few things

    - kara seemed to be very supportive of kris and i remember him saying once in an interview that kara really encouraged him during hollywood week. she had noticed his “artistry” early on in the competition

    - simon…well simon wasn’t as impressed with kris at the begining right, saying “you know, i’m still not convinced”. i think he was unimpressed with the stay-under-the-radar attitude of kris and stayed unimpressed till the end

    - kris was into plaid shirts way back when during Hollywood week :P

    - kradam moment from Hollywood week!!! who knew???? it was adorable they were even sitting next to each other.

    - i’m still left wondering what happened during the face-off and what kris had to sing! it would be great if someone unearthed the video from somewhere

    ok back to topic. i liked the article on michael but it does say that michael’s music is hard to define. it says he can go the country route and i think he’ll do a good job singing those country songs but he doesnt want to. he also talked abt the other guy he had to do to sing off..remember the other big dude who sang the Train song during top 36 and that he may have gone off to welding. awww i almost feel sad at the way fate works.

    anyways, i liked michael from the begining and found his oil rig story very endearing. what a big sweetheart and i hope he puts a good record sometime soon. my favourite line was:

    The smile was contagious. He’s just one of those kind of people who make you want to feel good. Make you want to smile.

  • SarahP

    oh and michaels’s favourite quote:

    ‘Even if the truth hurts it’s always better than a lie.’ 

    how true :happy_tb:

  • AC

    I didn’t watch the America’s Got Talent clip, but I remember Kelli Glover from the first season and I just remember that she gave hella attitude when she found out that she didn’t make it through. One of the contestants tried giving her a hug and she turned away. Now I’m curious to check out this clip.. haha

    edit: okay, I watched the clip. she’s improved because I remember her singing was very throaty (?)- I don’t know how to describe it.. but she’s still not that great.

  • lavender1960

    Idolatry is a very opinionated bunch and they may cross or stretch the line from time to time.

    I wouldn’t want them to change – their job is not to promote AI but entertain the readers and most of the readers that aren’t die hard AI fans are going to enjoy the snark and if they like your guy, they sure loved my guy last year it’s all good and if they don’t like your fav Idols it’s a tough go but no different than Leno and Conan and Letterman who skewer people each and every night and the reality is people on the religious right or gasp even admit to just being Christian [and people who are overweight] are the last two areas where you can be cruel and get away with it, just saying, and I am an secular humanist which is a nice way of saying atheist….but I cringe sometimes when I see how tough the secularists are on the religious.

    My favourite comedians are ruthless – Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are actually on the mild side of ruthless when it comes to skewering and satirizing people and the reality is if people are criticizing or satirizing you at least it means you are on the radar. My feelings about Danny have been all over the map and mostly kept to myself but it was big of Danny to agree to the Idolatry interview – he scored points with me.

    [PS. I had to laugh, my Happy Bunny daily calendar for July 15th says "Hate is just a special kind of love we give to people who suck" oh dear.]

  • Q3

    RockStar Weekly (heavy metal and hard rock focus) has a article on Adam. And they included two audio tracks — Want and NoBo. I sure that is not how Adam wants to be known in the rock world!

    http://www.rockstarweekly.com/content/view/514/149/

  • lavender1960

    SarahP Jul 15th, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    oh and michaels’s favourite quote:

    ‘Even if the truth hurts it’s always better than a lie.’ 

    how true :happy_tb:

    That has got to be Michael Sarver right not Michael Jackson.

  • Q3

    SarahP Jul 15th, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    oh and michaels’s favourite quote:

    ‘Even if the truth hurts it’s always better than a lie.’ 

    how true

    That has got to be Michael Sarver right not Michael Jackson.

    :jittery_tb:

  • mmb

    re the Danny article, I am not a fan but he does seem optimistic re: getting signed. It must be quite disappointing to have had so much hype all season, and OTT judge support, and then not get signed by 19. Has any 3rd place finisher ever been signed by 19? or is 3rd place really the true kiss of death? It seems like the 3rd place finishers have largely been left to fend for themselves, while 19 signs the top 2 and maybe one other of the rest

  • BeckyMD

    RockStar Weekly (heavy metal and hard rock focus) has a article on Adam. And they included two audio tracks ‘” Want and NoBo. I sure that is not how Adam wants to be known in the rock world!

    This ‘Want’ track includes someone saying ‘one up…’ at the beginning, which make it more obvious it’s a demo.

    The article’s comment is not bad tho.
    “In Adam’s case, judging from the first single Want, his voice is on the money and the song isn’t half bad – it’s just not the rockin’ Adam the world fell in love with on America Idol.”

  • Q3

    Here’s a video of Megan’s interview with the Deseret News from before the SLC concert. Also has Adam, Michael and Scott.

    Deseret News Interview Video

  • aek

    But now I again started kind of liking him, as I can see that he is not an evil person, but let me tell you something, HE IS CLUELESS!!!

    Lol. Well at least you are kind of liking him now. Well, I won’t argue the clueless comment. I tend to think that Danny is one of those people who says the first thing that pops into his head…..no filter at all. And that can definately get you in trouble, but I do think he’s a pretty good fellow.

  • Squirrely

    Q3
    Jul 15th, 2009 at 2:40 pm
    RockStar Weekly (heavy metal and hard rock focus) has a article on Adam. And they included two audio tracks ‘” Want and NoBo. I sure that is not how Adam wants to be known in the rock world!

    http://www.rockstarweekly.com/content/view/514/149/

    The article’s comment is not bad tho.
    ‘In Adam’s case, judging from the first single Want, his voice is on the money and the song isn’t half bad – it’s just not the rockin’ Adam the world fell in love with on America Idol.’ 

    NB is more rock than “Want”.

    ETA: I really like Adam’s version of NB.

  • will

    This is off topic: a video of Kris’ journey on idol including parts we NEVER saw during hollywood week. Enjoy.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kQ43fplbKo

    The thing that caught my eye, at the 0:23 sec mark, is that at the very beginning of Hollywood week, when they were all sitting in the theater, Kris and Adam were sitting together. I don’t know if they even knew each other at that point, so it’s a little eerie. Or maybe they just gravitated to each other right away.

    ETA: Sorry, now I see that wasn’t an original observation about “Kradam” starting during Hollywood week. I had never heard that before.

  • Trina

    Another little article about David Cook: http://www.stltoday.com/blogzone/house-o-fun/house-o-fun/2009/07/david-cook-is-a-class-act-at-all-star-game/

    Thank you for this! What a sweet article. Class act indeed.

    Love that video of Kris’ Idol journey, too.

  • agathe.hb

    Lavender1960, you are my hero :)
    if the number after the nickname is the indication of your age, well – hello, I am a Virgo, 14th SEptember :)

  • noctem seizure

    Leave it to the Utah press to fire another salvo in the long-ago abandoned David v. David “war”….

    And Kristen was definitely the most anti-Gokey. In general, though, I liked the fact that they just brazenly went full-steam ahead with their commentary and critiques.

    My only issue with Kristen is that she didn’t have the stones to be present for Danny’s interview. It was kind of like all right, funny girl, (and she is funny), you’ve taken your pot-shots all year long, now show up and face the music, chick.

  • LK09

    Article about DA:

    http://www.examiner.com/x-6336-Orlando-Entertainment-Examiner~y2009m7d14-David-Archuleta-growing-up-to-be-quite-an-American-Idol

    My favorite part is what someone who met him at 13 said:

    “I met David for the first time when he was 13-years-old (May 17th, 2004.) He came and sang “Imagine” at the Boys & Girls Club in Wellington, FL where I was the social recreation director. Even though he was Guest of Honor, David asked if he could serve pizza to the 100 other children before he ate. Also, after the party, David pitched in and helped carry out the empty pizza boxes and bags of trash.”

  • Q3

    Thats not really what he said. He was asked a specific question having to do with his and Kris’s fanbases. This was right after the finale. Basically he was just saying that if he had made it to the finals, he thought that more of Kris’s fans would vote for him. I think his thoughts were that Kris and him both had a more mellow style as compared to Adam, and so he would have picked up more of those votes.

    I only used this as an example of Danny speaking before he thinks about what he saying — and how he can sometimes be his own worst enemy.

    This wasn’t some casual remark, it was a formal interview. He was asked a specific question but he could have just said, I don’t know what would have happened but Kris won…. and he’s really talented. Instead he talked about how Kris’ fans would have voted for him not Adam.

    That caused a firestorm on both Adam and Kris fansites.

    BTW — he may have been right. It just wasn’t smart to say it.

  • jammasta

    I only watched Allison and Kris’s Idolatries, and maybe a bit of Adam’s. I agree that they were WAY too harsh on Danny. He definitely isn’t the most likable contestant ever, but to hate him the way Kristen did is pretty cruel. I liked Danny early on, he seemed to get pretty cocky near the end, and though I don’t agree with some things he said or how he said them, he seems pretty nice.

    I love that video of Kris. I don’t really like Adam’s style of music, but I do love Kradam and hope that it doesn’t die. However, despite my love of Kradam, I think it’s REALLY important that Kris shouldn’t be in Adam’s shadow so much. Press is gonna be screaming about Adam and kind to Kris, so Kris needs to be by himself a lot more. Kris needs to not be known as “The guy who beat our favorite” and just simply be known as “Kris, the singer-songwriter”. It’s good to see press that’s only about Kris, like Scott’s talk about No Boundaries.

    And I like that they love Family Guy. Always been a good show despite its decline in quality.

    Seeing that Kris, Adam, and Allison got signed, I really hope Matt is the next one. Anoop and Danny should come along the line. And judging by reception towards Lil on the tour and early in the show, I think she could be signed sometime, too. Actually, the only two I’m not really sure about getting signed are Michael and Scott. I think even Megan could do something with her unique voice.

  • wand3rful

    Wow is ice hockey the devil’s work?

    haha, yes…well, it is canadian ;) (i kid! i kid!)

    My only issue with Kristen is that she didn’t have the stones to be present for Danny’s interview.

    slezak made it clear in his written intro to danny’s idolatry that he didnt want to make danny uncomfortable as a guest, hence no Kristen in the interview. if up to her, im sure she would have been present…that lady has bigger balls than the guys ive dated (oh my!)

  • AC

    My only issue with Kristen is that she didn’t have the stones to be present for Danny’s interview. It was kind of like all right, funny girl, (and she is funny), you’ve taken your pot-shots all year long, now show up and face the music, chick.

    I think she would have though, because Slezak prefixed it by saying that they try and be respectful since he’s willing to do the interview (sorry, I don’t remember the actual words). But honestly, if she was there, she probably would have badgered him with uncomfortable questions which I’m sure the Danny fans would not like.

    Sorry, I kinda love Idolatry and I hope they don’t change because it wouldn’t be the same.

  • aek

    I only used this as an example of Danny speaking before he thinks about what he saying ‘” and how he can sometimes be his own worst enemy.

    I do agree with this much.

  • ozarka

    I’m really happy for Brooke and the good reviews so far on her album. Currently it is #4 overall on iTunes and #1 in the Pop genre! Here are a few notable people giving her kudos via Twitter:

    David Archuleta — Have you had your dose of High Hopes and Heartbreak? Get @Realbrookewhite ‘s new album on itunes!! woo hooo Brooke I love it!!! :) :)

    Richard Rushfield — @realbrookewhite Love the album brooke. Worth the wait. C U v soon- coming to see you and Michael play in pomona! Congrats!

    Michael Johns — Congrats to Brooke White on her release of her new album. U should all check it out she’s awesome

    Chris Sligh — I am loving the new Brooke White album! Such a throwback to 70′s songwriters! Soooo good.

    And here is Brooke congratulating Chris Daughtry for his album, which is currently the #1 album overall, and #1 in Rock at iTunes:

    Brooke White — @chris_daughtry hi I’m Brooke, don’t think we’ve had a chance to meet, but I just wanted to congratulate you on your new record! :)

    ETA: Brooke — @DavidArchie you made my day, thanks for the shout out my friend! :)
    about 7 minutes ago

  • wand3rful

    good for brooke…hope those numbers grow. ive always been a fan of her quirky, quiet way of singing.

  • girlygirl

    That is a very nice video showing Kris’ “journey”. I laughed at his “I don’t want to be a househuband” line. Even Simon liked that one!

    Anyway, as far as the whole clip of Simon saying “it’s not good news, it’s great news,” I definitely remember seeing that clip in Adam’s package that they showed on finale night. But it’s possible that he said the sae exact thingto Kris after the sing-off. Since they never showed the sing-off, who knows what they said (other than they put him through to the Top 36)

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    Eh Could we please quit talking about stuff that happened months ago? The Idolatry interviews are OLD NEWS. Danny on Idol is OLD NEWS. Stick to the present tense please.

    Allison is super excited about appearing on Conan tonight!

    http://twitpic.com/agk4q

  • Valentin432

    nvm

  • Q3

    MJ that is one beautiful picture! I can’t wait to see Alison tonight!

    “Taking Allen’s place on the late-night talker will be Idol pal Allison Iraheta, performing Barracuda.” Seattle Post Int.

  • Q3

    “Taking Allen’s place on the late-night talker will be Idol pal Allison Iraheta, performing Barracuda.” Seattle Post Int.

    Daughtry is also scheduled to be on Conan tomorrow night.

  • auntieaimee

    Looking forward to seeing Allison on Conan! Yay!

  • JP

    2.3 million MJ albums sold in the last two and a half weeks? That’s amazing and it’s just in the US. Imagine how many more have sold abroad. I hope his estate earns enough to pay off his debts and leave something for the kids.

  • smartcookie

    Can’t wait to see Allison (and the door plate looks awesome) although I’m sad about Kris not getting to be on. I hope Jive makes arrangements for him to do Conan later in the summer. Or maybe when he has a new single dropping — some new piece of work he wrote with Kanye or something. :smile_wp:

    Has anyone seen a youtube version of the real “journey” video they showed for Kris on the finale?

  • http://umbrellatoday.com Stormy

    Awesome interview with Fantasia Barrino on NPR today:

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=106636911&ft=1&f=1048

  • ppwars

    mj:Allison is super excited about appearing on Conan tonight!

    Chk Sp, mj. Alli is, as always, EXITED. see Alli’ s twitter, today, July 7, and who the hell knows elsewhere.

    Q3: MJ that is one beautiful picture! I can’t wait to see Alison tonight!

    ‘Taking Allen’s place on the late-night talker will be Idol pal Allison Iraheta, performing Barracuda.’  Seattle Post Int.

    Based on tweets from Aaron Spears, I am not “goin’ all in” on “Barracuda” as the production number. His tweets leave room to infer that a new tune may be performed.

  • Q3

    According to the Seattle Post Int., Alison will be singing Barracuda on Idol.

    Tour Review from China

    Here is a review of the Oakland American Idol concert from NetEase’s Entertainment Channel. NetEase is China’s operates a leading interactive online and wireless community in China. In December 2008 they averaged 640 million daily page views. (About 1/3 of Yahoo!’s DPV but big for China.)

    The site is in simplified Chinese but you can quickly get a tranlation if you open in Google and hit the “translate” button. The translation is word-for-word, no contextural, so it’s a bit disjointed and odd.

    Here are some sections translated by Google (I apoligize for using this translation but my Chinese is very basic and I can’t do a real translation.)

    the eighth quarter of “American Idol widen! Tour 2009 (American Idols Live! Tour 2009)” on July 5 was kicked off. The eighth quarter of the United States and even the top ten players are involved in this lasts for more than three months, 30 across North America severalCityConcert tour.

    July 11, the hotter the 10 “American Idol” came to the western port city of Oakland, California station. Performance from the overall situation of the night, it seems that the United States and even first runner-up Adam Lambert (Adam Lambert) continue him in the past year the United States and even the shine on stage demeanor, became the only one of the evening star.

    And later on …

    Immediately after the night out is the most dazzling star Adam Lambert (Adam Lambert), he can be said that three-quarters of the audience that night was also expected to perform. The audience to see the Gothic-style rock and roll out the United States even when the audience is almost crazy. The recently on the “Rolling Stone” cover male singer with Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” off the atmosphere of the game.

    It can be said that, Adam Lambert to the voice of an operatic style, the evening turned into a Broadway stage. He sang the band Muse’s “Starlight” and the band Tears for Fears of “Mad World”, and the two became the first night of the best two songs. The biggest mistake that night Adam, and Allison Iraheta should be the chorus. Foghat their singing of “Slow Ride”, although there are small mistakes, but he soon returned to normal. Finally, he’s a David Bowie song ended his series of performances.

    Generally speaking, the United States and even the next tour is not as good as it can be said next, but fortunately this year we have Adam Lambert.

    http://ent.163.com/09/0716/00/5EA87QPH000334I9.html

  • ppwars

    Q3:According to the Seattle Post Int., Alison will be singing Barracuda on Idol.

    That’s REALLY old news! See mj’s admonishment! lol (sorry, couldn’t resist).

    I’m just not goin’ all in. I would still have to bet on Barracuda.

  • Mary102

    Has anyone seen a youtube version of the real ‘journey’  video they showed for Kris on the finale?

    Try idolforums.com. I found a version on it for Adam, under his thread, and then under a media thread. Kris may have an equivalent one.

  • weareallinnocent

    Eh Could we please quit talking about stuff that happened months ago? The Idolatry interviews are OLD NEWS. Danny on Idol is OLD NEWS. Stick to the present tense please.

    I agree, but should we take it one step farther and write AZ Central.com (and twitter Danny) and tell them that their interviewer’s questions (and Danny’s answers) are old news and please try to keep it current? LOL j/k

  • dv

    Billboard Boxscores for the tour

    HERE

  • vanjess38

    Girly girly,
    I agree with you 100%. The videos will keep surfacing bit by bit. First we saw him singing infront of the judges, now a little bit of hollywood , they will surface. I must however add that watching these videos have confirmed my suspicions about the way Simon really feels about Kris.Simon saw something in Kris from day one and when you watch all the episodes throughout the show and his comments,it shows. He knew Kris is really good, it was his zero- ego that he couldn’t come to terms with.But that is Kris, he cannot fake to be what he’ not. As for Simon’s comments, each of us should take it with a grain of salt. You never know what agenda he has behind them. For me, I sometimes took it the opposite way,and a few times take them as he says them. He’s cunning and he has been toying with us all the time. You never know when he means something.

  • Squirrely

    Is that Adam or a hacker? I’m guessing hacker because he’s saying to go to some website. Anyone know for sure?

  • dusty

    OT flashback moment–this was pre-MJsbigblog and ties with Michael Jackson and AI…so I hope it’s ok:

    A video of Season 1 concert group finale –MJ’s “I’ll Be There”:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1U72cofJuyA&feature=channel_page

    You get some Kelly, some Justin and the other 8 finalists.

    And the same poster posted Nikki McKibbin’s Janis Joplin tribute from the Season 1 concert:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAVYe4NvLd8&feature=channel_page

  • ppwars

    JULY 15, 2009, 2:13 pm
    Tune in tonight to catch Allison perfoming “Barracuda” on the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.
    NBC @ 11:30 PM EST

    From Alli’s official website allisoniraheta.com

    I’m goin’ all in.

  • http://umbrellatoday.com Stormy

    LA Times pop music critic Ann Powers has a new(ish) article up about the battle between “rawness and spontaneity” on the one hand and “formalism and glitz and performance art” on the other. Excerpt about Adam:

    Theater veteran Adam Lambert turned “American Idol” on its head by wearing glitter and metal wings and performing with KISS; he reportedly is working with Gaga’s producer, Red One, on his upcoming album. Lambert’s friend Katy Perry became the most talked-about female artist of last year by resurrecting classic styles of feminine masquerade …

    You can read the full article here.

  • BeckyMD

    @dv, thanks.

    Here are stats related to AI8 tour. I don’t know how the numbers compared to previous years. Some venues only sold 2/3 of the seats. U2, Bruce Springsteen and Madonna dominate the board, followed by the AI tour. So I think it’s good start for this kids.

    14 American Idols Live ARCO Arena
    Sacramento, Calif.
    July 10, 2009
    $665,086
    10,937 /11,527

    15 American Idols Live HP Pavilion
    San Jose, Calif.
    July 12, 2009
    $643,979
    10,391 /12,004

    18 American Idols Live Rose Garden
    Portland, Ore.
    July 5, 2009
    $587,332
    9,537 /11,680

    20 American Idols Live General Motors Place
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    July 8, 2009
    $536,828
    8,203 /12,533

    21 American Idols Live Oracle Arena
    Oakland, Calif.
    July 11, 2009
    $535,316
    8,459 /12,525

    22 American Idols Live Tacoma Dome
    Tacoma, Wash.
    July 7, 2009
    $516,756
    8,086 /9,833

  • tierbee

    OK, I finally finished my work – 4 hrs max of sleep a night and I’m going to crash sometime but for now…. I’m getting caught up! I loved the little Cookie interview (he’s such a fanboy), the article about him was great (cute, cute pic), I am listening to Fantasia’s interview and I just love, love Fantastia.

    Hmm, what else? Oh, I really like Brooke’s album and I’m glad I’m getting a nice paycheck so I can buy it (and Daughtry’s).

    (Haha, had to edit that – if I had 4 hrs of sleep a week I’d surely be dead)

  • Renina

    From Michael Sarver’s Twitter:

    “I went outside to see the fans tonight and I girl asked me who I was. Maybe I deserve that. I guess I didn’t make an impression.”
    about 15 hours ago from TwitterFon

    Ok, which one of you was it?? :lol_tb:

    LOL!! Sorry MJ if this is too off topic, it was just way too funny to pass up on. Love ya Sarver… :smiley2_tb:

  • twinkle

    here’s video of an interview with adam before the salt lake concert.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_Gy8Log2sw

    he says the biggest challenge is maintaining enough “physical and spiritual” energy and that he wishes he could connect with all the fans and sit down and talk and be a real person to them rather than an illusion.

    lookin’ gorgeous and eloquent as always!

    woops! just realized this is a clip from a version with megan and scott that was posted in the SLC concert thread… sorry for the repeat

  • Pam

    MIKE AND IKE(R) Brand Candies is excited to announce its partnership with Jordin Sparks

    BETHLEHEM, Pa., July 15 /PRNewswire/ — MIKE AND IKE(R) Brand Candies is excited to announce its exclusive partnership with American Idol winner and 19/Jive Records artist, Jordin Sparks, as she readies the July 21st release of her upcoming album, Battlefield. MIKE AND IKE(R) will share the sweet sounds of summer with Sparks when she tours the country with the Jonas Brothers.

    MIKE AND IKE(R) along with its charitable partner Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer(TM) will join Sparks with their own branded, 53′ tour vehicle in most of her concert cities. The tour vehicle is equipped with a green screen photo booth and a sampling tent. Fans will enjoy product samples and have fun taking one-of-a-kind photos of their concert experience. Exclusive Jordin Sparks content and promotions will be available on mikeandike.com.

    Fans will also learn more about Sparks’ support for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a charity that MIKE AND IKE(R) has been sponsoring with donations from its LEMONADE BLENDS(R) variety since March 2008.

    Donald Houston, Senior Brand Manager for MIKE AND IKE(R) commented, “We are looking forward to our exclusive partnership with Jordin Sparks, who is part of one of the hottest music events of the summer. In addition to being an extremely talented artist, Jordin is a longtime MIKE AND IKE(R) fan. We are honored that Jordin has chosen to partner with MIKE AND IKE(R) and drive awareness of the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation this summer while on tour.”

    LINK

  • lizland

    The Boxscores are really interesting, thanks for posting. There are a lot of bands who aren’t selling out even relatively small venues. I feel bad for the ones that sold 9 and 10 tickets LOL.

    But Archie is on there with a sold out tour from the Spring, so good for him. It will be interesting to see the rest of the Idols tour stats as and if they become available. It seems concert attendance is down quite a bit overall. I would guess the AI Tour will hold up well though given it’s unique positioning and once in a lifetime opportunity.

  • wellhesback

    I’ve enjoyed the David Cook mentions today. However, I saw this idletard article referenced in another blog and it brought me down. http://www.idletard.com/blog/archives/9477
    Hope he can get the crazed fan situation under control.

  • Pam

    ^^^^Seeing that vid makes makes me thankful I left the fan boards.

  • Pam

    Allison is super excited about appearing on Conan tonight!

    awwwww! I’m not a fan of Conan but I can’t wait to see Allison! :)

  • girlygirl

    This is for anyone who (like me) is going to the show at Staples Center tomorrow night.

    1. What time is you planning to get there
    2. Are you goining to try and hang out for the pre-show or post-show Meet&greets? (not the after party but the ones outside)
    3. Do you know where the buses will be parked for this show?

    Thanks

  • BootStar

    I’m far from an apologist for the stalking fans, but that idoltard person is just a total humorless beeyotch. YMMV and all that jazz.

  • adamland

    girlygirl Jul 15th, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    This is for anyone who (like me) is going to the show at Staples Center tomorrow night.

    1. What time is you planning to get there
    2. Are you goining to try and hang out for the pre-show or post-show Meet&greets? (not the after party but the ones outside)
    3. Do you know where the buses will be parked for this show?

    Thanks

    I’m planning on getting there at 4:30 p.m. as that is what time the parking lot opens that I have a pre-paid ticket for. If I go earlier I would have to pay for parking somewhere else then go back and move my car.

    Not sure where the meet and greet bus are will be. There is a VIP parking area behind Staples and I am thinking somewhere back there. But I’ve herd it is really hard to get to any meet and greet at Staples as the buses pull inside from what I understand. I will try to find out more and post.

  • Zerika

    I’m far from an apologist for the stalking fans, but that idoltard person is just a total humorless beeyotch. YMMV and all that jazz.

    I find some of the commentary on the fans funny because there really are fantards around but I detest most of the comments on the Idols themselves. It’s the same with VFTW, I just can’t understand why some people dedicate so much time on something (=American Idol) they (claim to) hate.

  • Kirsten

    Billboard Boxscores for the tour

    Wow! Those are out fast! Sometimes we have to wait forever. I’m creating a post!

  • adamland

    Here is a hilarious macro about Adam, cellcasts and Rickey.

    http://i27.tinypic.com/fw2exg.jpg

  • https://twitter.com/pmhowden undercooked

    Here is a hilarious macro about Adam, cellcasts and Rickey.

    http://i27.tinypic.com/fw2exg

    LOL!! Very funny, especially the description of Rickey. That is one of the reasons I can’t watch his cellcast!

  • Q3

    MJ and all — I just noticed that I ended up putting the Alison and Barracuda line up three times. The edit function was acting odd, gave me an error, and I couldn’t see it was there. Sorry.

    Box scores are facinating. Thanks for posting.

    Considering the economy, it looks pretty good to me. Attandence for the first 5 shows is lower than 2008 but higher then 2007.

    2009 first five shows
    Portland (opener): 82%
    Tacoma: 82%
    Vancouver: 65%
    Oakland: 68%
    Sacramento: 95%
    Average first 5 shows 2009: 78.4%
    San Jose 2009 #6 86.6%

    2008 first five shows
    Glendale, Ariz. (opener): 94%
    San Diego: 85%
    Las Vegas: 78%
    L.A.: 95%
    San Jose: 100%
    Average first 5 shows 2008: 90.4%

    2007 first five shows
    Sunrise, Fla. (opener) 71%
    Tampa: 79%
    Jacksonville, Fla: 75%
    Greenville, S.C.: 57%
    Nashville: 60%
    Average first 5 shows 2007: 68.4%

  • Natasha

    LOL!! Very funny, especially the description of Rickey. That is one of the reasons I can’t watch his cellcast!

    Rickey cracks me up, I gotta say. He’s always doing something funny. That damn “rock my soul in the bosom of Abraham” tune was stuck in my head for days. Haha.

  • EmmaJK

    Short video clip of David Cook being interviewed before the All-Star game.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/media/video.jsp?mid=200907155573713

    And, thanks for the link earlier to the “class act” blog post. He just keeps re-affirming that he is, indeed, a class act.

    Idletard is a completely mean-spirited, nasty site, but that group of regulars does seem to get some validation from Neal, (don’t think they do from David, except in their own minds), and I wish he’d stop.

    Also, a new “Pork Beans” is up!! Finally!! I adore Joey. He’s my favorite of the EEB. And, David’s laugh at the end is just… well, I love his laugh. “Well played, Joseph”. Heh.

    http://www.davidcookofficial.com/us/pork-beans

  • Pam

    Ahhh finally a new Pork Beans. Joey FTW! Hee

  • weareallinnocent

    I just read something interesting at Idol Chatter in the comments. Anyone know if it’s true? If so, it’s news to me!

    Here’s the quote from dazed, the first commenter under Brian’s weekly Idol sales post:

    Did we know there was a Season 8 Ep coming out? I have one, fresh from WalMart, in my hot little hands.

    The track list is:

    1. Renegade – Kris And Danny
    2. Whole Lotta Love – Adam
    3. Ain’t No Sunshine – Kris
    4. What Hurts the Most – Danny
    5. Slow Ride – Adam and Allison

    You guys can thank me now. I am convinced my whining paid off, and they put out some songs that people would actually buy.

    Anyone? Anyone? Sounds odd, particularly since no one seems to know about it!

  • tinawina

    Idletard can be funny sometimes IMO, when they focus on people that are obnoxiously OTT. But I am uncomfortable that sometimes they focus more on people who aren’t actually doing anything other than being the wrong age and weight while liking some idol. I also don’t get the fascination with “tard art”. Its not my thing, but drawing pictures seems pretty harmless. Oh well.

    I really want Allison to do well tonight!

  • Q3

    There is a 5 song EP exclusively available at Wal-Mart.

    Here’s the link:

    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=11804251

  • weareallinnocent

    Thanks Q3. It lists yesterday as a release date. Have I been under a rock, or is this news?

  • noctem seizure

    Ahhh finally a new Pork Beans. Joey FTW! Hee

    Plus ten points for using Last Of The Mohicans theme music.

    Minus fifteen points for confusing Speed 2 with Speed 1 and that guy in Speed 2 who wasn’t a very good actor (but was still better than Keanu Reeves) for Keanu Reeves.

  • adamland

    edit: WOW. when i delete something, it’s DELETED. These threads are not meant for random Adam fantarding. If you’ve got something that’s newsy and relevant, then post it, otherwise, leave it at your fansite.

  • stargirl

    Allison is performing a new version of Barracuda? Someone said shes doing a new tune? I cant wait for her first conan apperance.What time will this be on?

  • weareallinnocent

    Minus fifteen points for confusing Speed 2 with Speed 1 and that guy in Speed 2 who wasn’t a very good actor (but was still better than Keanu Reeves) for Keanu Reeves.

    LOL To me, the credits were the funniest part, where they disavowed his descriptions of the movies as “…not even close…” :-)

    ETA: That Kris video made me teary. Great job to whoever put that one together. Fantastic!

  • star
  • girlygirl

    So, Matt met a kangaroo at LAX today? Hmm…I wonder if Oscar is an AI fan?

    #I met a baby kangaroo at the airport named Oscar. Couldn’t believe my eyes though. The lady took it on the plane. http://twitpic.com/ah388about 2 hours ago from TwitterFon#

  • adamland

    star Jul 15th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Here’s Adam’s interview with FOX Utah, uncut. It’s almost 6 minutes.

    Thanks that was great.

  • Keel

    Minus fifteen points for confusing Speed 2 with Speed 1 and that guy in Speed 2 who wasn’t a very good actor (but was still better than Keanu Reeves) for Keanu Reeves.

    noctem, I think you mean Jason Patric. He also confused Willem Dafoe with Dennis Hopper.

  • Trina

    LOL To me, the credits were the funniest part, where they disavowed his descriptions of the movies as ” ¦not even close’ ¦’  :-)

    I’m cracking up over Neal just sitting there not even looking at the camera heh.

    Speaking of, shouldn’t that band have a name by now? *taps foot*

  • tierbee

    Hehe, Joey. PorkBeans FTW! Now I want to go dig up my Last of the Mohicans soundtrack… wasn’t that the music? Should I know that? It was worth it if nothing else for David’s laugh ;)

    IdleTard is sometimes funny, sometimes not so much. Obsessing over people you profess to hate is weird to me, as is obsessing over obsessive people. I’d be much more amused if the chickie that runs it could come up with better insults than that he’s a balding fug. And insisting that he’s fat, when he’s not, at all. But whatever, different strokes for different folks, I guess.

  • iluvai

    I agree with part of this. I don’t think it took ‘guts’  to criticize Danny and Adam. In fact, as far as Missy and Kristen were concerned, I thought at some point mid-season they clearly saw which way the wind was blowing regarding Adam (i.e. tons of fan support and love) and backed off of their criticism of him. Conversely, I think they ramped up the Danny-hate at that point because they saw they were getting online kudos for their snarkiness. Not really gutsy moves in my book.

    But the part about it being a harsh business and the Idols having to tough it out, yes, I agree with that sentiment. So, stargirl, the next time Kris gets a poor Tour review from one of the critics or is compared unfavorably to Adam, and you’re pissed, I’ll remind you of your words of wisdom! ;)

    And I totally agree with your post! Thanks for that. :smile_wp:

  • twinkle

    the cameraman on that extended video was gettin a little crazy with the zoom lens! i like the close up of those baby blues though!

    this is totally random and i dont know why or when it happened but – adam and meatloaf on adam being his illegitimate son!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGzh_M-UvgQ&feature=player_embedded

  • GeminiDolly
  • LaurelG

    I saw this idletard article referenced in another blog and it brought me down. http://www.idletard.com/blog/archives/9477
    Hope he can get the crazed fan situation under control

    Poor David. Truly, the look on his face in that video says it all. He seems to have incredible patience with these whackjobs, but, seriously, he needs to take steps to limit their access to him. They are delusional.

    And all the baldy and fat references by the idletard chick. Just pathetic.

  • spring2009

    Adam’s mom interview
    http://nctimes.com/articles/2009/07/15/entertainment/music/ze7c43910daaad6a5882575eb00579d92.txt

    Great interview …. what a wonderful relationship they have.

    And the Fox interview…ROFL … a house with dimmers!

  • adamland

    GeminiDolly Jul 15th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Adam’s mom interview
    http://nctimes.com/articles/2009/07/15/entertainment/music/ze7c43910daaad6a5882575eb00579d92.txt

    ====
    Great read.

    I agree, is really is a great read. And for those who were so freaked out about Adam and drugs this is an excerpt:

    Q: Do you think him talking about experimenting with drugs sends the wrong message to kids?

    A: Yes, I was upset about that. I told him “You have these 13-year-old fans and their parents want you to be a role model. How is that going to look to them?” And he said: “I didn’t say I DO drugs, I said I DID drugs.” And maybe it’s a good avenue for parents to talk about drugs with their kids.

  • Q3

    Thanks for all the great posts. The full Fox interview was great. I afraid that fans may now send Adam boxes of dimmers for his new house!!

    What a great interview with Leila! What a great family!

    But for me, the 23 second Meatloaf-Adam video was just the icing on the cake!
    It also made me think that it would be great to here Adam sing his “dad’s” song Bat Out of Hell! Hah!

  • pjd

    And he said: ‘I didn’t say I DO drugs, I said I DID drugs.’ 

    Adamland – I was just about to post the exact same excerpt!

  • Q3

    Tweet about Alison on Conan — from Aaron Spears the AI Tour Band drummer extraordinaire!

    aaronspearsConan went really well…Alison was blazing so bad!!! The band deifintely rocked out with our _____ out!! Check it out tonight if you can..
    13 minutes ago from Twittelator

    @jivemusic also tweeted that she performed “Barracuda”.

  • pjd

    Strangely, Adam seems as excited about dimmers as he did about the JACKET :) I wonder if some of the apartments he has lived in had really bad lighting?

  • adamland

    Q3 Jul 15th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Thanks for all the great posts. The full Fox interview was great. I afraid that fans may now send Adam boxes of dimmers for his new house!!

    What a great interview with Leila! What a great family!

    But for me, the 23 second Meatloaf-Adam video was just the icing on the cake!
    It also made me think that it would be great to here Adam sing his ‘dad’s’  song Bat Out of Hell! Hah!

    I wish he would sing any one of them, he’d rock.

  • tierbee

    Gotta go tell hubby that his girl Allison is on the Tonight Show… he never picked a favorite idol before but he sure did like her :)

  • GeminiDolly

    Meatloaf and Adam was so random LOL WTF?

    P.S. i had forgotten Adam looks good w/out make-up too.

  • LisaE

    I loved Adam’s mom’s interview. She’s as candid as her son, and it’s so interesting to get a mom’s perspective. I’m Adam’s age and I had a very similar relationship with my mom. So cool.

    I was going to post some of my favorite quotes, but there are just too many. :)

  • twinkle

    can we nominate Leila for mom of the year? that interview was so great. honest, funny, heartfelt. i love that she doesn’t sugarcoat things and talks about the things he says or does that she doesn’t like and in the same breath she is so supportive and loving.

    ugh… and the part about him and neil saying they loved each other… just one of the several times i got a little verklempt.

    happy to see the drug clarification. i wonder what the next tattoo is gonna be?

  • Tess

    If parents have children that want to go into the entertainment industry I think Adam’s & Leila’s interviews should be mandatory reading. It seems crystal clear to me that Adam’s self confidence and his politeness and his ability to interview so succinctly come directly from his Mom and also from his Dad.

    These are people that worked at being Parents and “helped” their kids out rather than throwing them to the wolves. They obviously didn’t interfere with Adam’s life but they were there for him with love and support. Leila wasn’t shy about offering advise and Adam wasn’t shy about letting her know that he could deal with the issues as they came up.

    I am so impressed that Adam is going to have Leila working with him. She will continue to be the rock and the grounding force in his life. All parents and children should be as fortunate as the Lamberts have been…to have Adam get to a nice place in his life and to include his family in all of the bonuses that this new life has to offer.

  • Q3

    Tess very well said.

    ugh’ ¦ and the part about him and neil saying they loved each other’ ¦ just one of the several times i got a little verklempt.

    Me, too. And then I picked up the phone and called my 19 year old son just to talk.

  • jun

    I’m not sure if this is the right place to post the question, but I was wondering if anyone knows why they chose Allison as Kris’s replacement for Conan tonight? Would’ve thought they would ask the runner up Adam, then 3rd place finish, etc..
    Just curious as no one has mentioned it..

  • Trina

    I would think its because Jive booked the appearance and they’re labelmates. I’m thrilled to see her getting this good promo.

  • SarahP

    Brooke White CD Review: A Breezy, Pleasant Surprise

    i’m really glad brooke’s cd got a good review. she was my favourite female S7 contestant and i loved her voice and the fact that she was a genuinely nice person. anyone know how well the cd is doing on itunes and sales?

  • Tess

    anyone know how well the cd is doing on itunes and sales?

    Brook’s album is #4 on Itunes as of midnight eastern time.

  • abbysee

    I told him, you don’t need to label yourself to be creative. Instead, I got a canvas and got a neighbor to spell out the word in Cantonese, and I painted it for him and gave it to him for his 17th birthday. He still has it in his bedroom.

    I think I am just a little bit in love with Adam’s mom. What a wonderful lesson to teach him, and a beautiful gift to give him. That just blew me away. And the part about him and Neil saying I love you, she raised incredible kids. She and Adam’s dad seem like the hit all the right notes with them.

  • Pam

    Just saw Allison’s performance. She rocked it! The girl did an awesome job! :clap_tb:

  • twinkle

    conan seemed pretty impressed with allison. lots of enthusiastic “wows!”…. i think she sounded good and rocked it out, but i swear i could only understand half the words she sang. if that.

  • GeminiDolly

    I didnt understand much of what Allison was singing, but she has great stage presence and looked so good.

  • JohnM

    Both Allison and the band were smokin’ hot! A fantastic performance. One of the most exciting performances she’s done.

    Conan was so wowed (literally) that I suspect he’ll be having her back after her album comes out.

    I hope Kris gets another crack at the show soon.

  • Margie

    Grrr A little frustrated that Brooke’s and Michaels John’s albums are not available on Canadian iTunes. And the US iTunes won’t let me download them. Anyone know a way around this?

  • Elm17

    Danny’s my #1 this yr, just love his voice, also really like Adam. Just wanted to say after seeing Adam’s uncut interview with Fox Utah, it struck me how when you strip away all the glam and glitter distractions what a good boy he really is that any parent would be proud of. I hope all the kids that look up to and copy him also get a little of that in how it’s important to be a kind, respectful, decent human being. Great role model and he’s in good company with the rest of the group. They’re a kick to watch going from obscurity to fame.

  • Squirrely

    Just wanted to say after seeing Adam’s uncut interview with Fox Utah, it struck me how when you strip away all the glam and glitter distractions what a good boy he really is that any parent would be proud of. I hope all the kids that look up to and copy him also get a little of that in how it’s important to be a kind, respectful, decent human being. Great role model and he’s in good company with the rest of the group. They’re a kick to watch going from obscurity to fame.

    I agree.

  • spring2009

    when you strip away all the glam and glitter distractions what a good boy he really is that any parent would be proud of

    I think that it is pretty clear from his mom’s interview, there is no need to strip away anything – he is who he is. A good kid and that includes the glam and glitter.

  • Squirrely

    ETA: This should be for the new headlines, I’ll move if ones MJ post the new thread.

    Pictures of Adam in Rockstar Weekly

    http://www.rockstarweekly.com/content/view/528/149/

    By Dan Savoie

    As promised, RockStar Weekly is proud to offer another 4 exclusive concert shots of Adam Lambert from the American Idols concert tour. Adam took to the stage with grace, precision and was a crowd favourite in Vancouver. He also interacted with his fellow performers with a commoderie usually found in seasoned performers. Please visit the photo gallery to see the newest photos posted on the top. You can visit the Gallery by clicking here.

    As the American Idol tour travels from city to city, there have been reports of Adam’s diva-like conduct. From our experience at the Vancouver media conference and during the meet-and-greet, Adam seemed to have fun, acted very professional and was sincere in every way. He even had some time to joke with Allison Iraheta, chat with the media and sign autographs. If that’s diva-like, then the music world should have more diva’s.

    We still have 4 more concert shots locked away. If you’d like to see the shots appear in the photo gallery, send us an email at RockStar Weekly and we’ll get them posted if there are enough responses.