Idol Headlines for 07/22/10

At ‘American Idol’ auditions, fun, heartbreak – and cheeseheads

To help keep the waiting contestants in the mood Wednesday, producers added appearances by Season 8 “Idol” contender Matt Giraud and Milwaukee native Danny Gokey, as well as sightings of “Idol” host Ryan Seacrest.

“They cheered for a long time when we said we were going to start the auditions – that’s always a good sign,” Seacrest said of the Milwaukee crowd. “Just the sheer number, the volume of people is fantastic and encouraging.”

“Idol” fans have Gokey to thank for the Milwaukee stop. The local reaction to “Idol’s” hometown visit when Gokey was a finalist on the show two years ago played a role in convincing producers to make the trip for auditions.

Read More at JSOnline

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Behind the Scenes of American Idol Milwaukee Auditions [VIDEO]

It’s only been two months since America crowed Illinois’ Lee DeWyze as their latest Idol, but the crew behind the scenes is already hard at work finding top talent for season 10 of the hit show.

Ryan was on location Wednesday in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the Bradley Center where over 10,000 Idol hopefuls lined up for a shot at stardom. In the video above, Ryan takes us behind the scenes of shooting the intros, auditioning the talent, and shooting E! News right inside the stadium.

RyanSeacrest.com

Carrie and Mike Return From a Happy Honeymoon

Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher arrived at LAX today after wrapping up their romantic honeymoon in Tahiti.

See the photos at Pop Sugar

Jordin Sparks interview

With her first two albums, Jordin Sparks has produced enough radio hits like Battlefield and No Air that she’s become a household name by the age of twenty. She’s also accomplished the rarest of feats: she’s established herself sufficiently as an artist that “American Idol” is no longer the first thing that comes to mind when you hear her name (and indeed it never came up in our conversation even though she won the show just three years ago). But some of the songs on her latest album were surprisingly of the dance music variety – a risk that’s paid off for her, as those songs have found their way into the clubs and S.O.S. in particular has found its way up the dance charts. And if you don’t pay attention to theater news, you may have missed the fact that she’s about to drop everything for twelve weeks and head to Broadway for a starring role in the musical In The Heights.

Beatweek

Kimberley Locke and Randy Jackson on E News – 7/20/10

“So You Think You Can Dance”: Giddy-up

All right, this is getting old. Another week, another injury on “So You Think You Can Dance.” Is it just bad luck, or are the dancers perhaps being pushed too hard this season? This time it was Billy Bell, who hurt his knee during rehearsals. Nigel Lythgoe gave the impression that Billy’s injury is not serious and that he should be able to bounce back by next week, but we’ll see. Perhaps Cat Deeley could have lent him the Ace bandage material that made up the bottom layer of her dress? I’m just looking for an opportunity to mention how much I disliked her dress Wednesday. Usually I love Cat’s sartorial flights of fancy, but this one looked like a big red garbage bag on top of an unattractive flesh colored slip.

Read more at the Los Angeles Times

The Totally Unsurprising Next Four Semi-Finalists on America’s Got Talent

AWWW, YEAH! For the second week in a row, I picked all 4 acts that would move on to the semi-finals of America’s Got Talent correctly. I’m thinking of buying a crystal ball, some tarot cards and advertising my psychic services.

Actually, in this stage of the competition, it’s just not that hard to figure out who America will vote for. Come check in on me when the semi-finals begin and see how well I’m doing when the actually talented acts go up against one another. In the meantime, my weekly tips on figuring out who will move on to the semi-finals based on last night’s selections:

Chron.com

Britain’s Got Talent singer sues Simon Cowell

Former Britain’s Got Talent contestant Emma Amelia Pearl Czikai is suing Simon Cowell for almost £2.5m claiming she was humiliated and degraded on ITV’s Britain Got Talent.

Czikai first lodged her complaint of unfairness and discrimination with the employment tribunal in January, as revealed by MediaGuardian.co.uk.

At yesterday’s pre-trial review at the central London tribunal court, Czikai, who is representing herself, accused BGT and its judges of “exploitation, humiliation, degradation and barbarism”. The 54-year-old, from Sutton Coldfield, also levelled a claim of disability discrimination because the talent show had not made adjustments for her such as lowering the backing music and microphone levels.

Guardian.co.uk

Julianne Hough: I Thought Seacrest Was Gay!

There’s a reason it took Ryan Seacrest such a long time to score a date with his new girlfriend Julianne Hough — she thought she lacked the proper equipment … genitally speaking.

Julianne responded, “He was after me since I was 18 … he totally wasn’t my type … I thought he was gay.”

Read more at TMZ

Carly Smithson and Marty O’Brien from We Are The Fallen – Interview FOX Houston

‘Idol’ pleasure is heading to Bristow

About this time last summer, blues-rock musician Casey James auditioned for the ninth season of Fox’s “American Idol,” having never seen the show.

“I was just determined and dedicated to doing exactly what I do in normal life,” said James, 28. “If I didn’t (make it), then so be it.”

James’ determination paid off.

Today he is playing in amphitheaters around the country after landing in third place for the season.

InsideNOVA.com

Carrie Underwood breaks 7 million with ‘Some Hearts’

Carrie Underwood’s debut album, Some Hearts, has sold 7 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That makes it the first album from an American Idol alumnus to reach the septuple-platinum plateau.

Carrie’s Play On is the top weekly seller among American Idol alumnae, while Adam Lambert and Daughtry both have albums in the Billboard Top 200.

After several weeks going back into the Idol season, Lee DeWyze’s Slumberland has fallen off the Billboard Heatseekers chart.

USA Today

  • Jx223

    I liked seeing that video with Ryan/Danny/Matt. I am glad to see all the people that showed up for the Milwaukee auditions inside the Bradley Center.

  • BootStar

    Oh, please, Julianne. How much is Ryan paying you for this publicity stunt?

  • emmuzka

    Britain’s Got Talen contestant suing Simon Cowell for public humiliation? Yeah, that’s really gonna fly. It’s not like these people didn’t willingly put themselves at risk of nation-vide humiliation.

    Has anyone tried this publicity stunt in American Idol, does anyone remember?

  • Lucy1234

    Seems Danny and Matt had a lot of fun at the Idol auditions yesterday. I’ll definately be tuning in to the Milwaukee Idol auditions on AI next year to see if they show them. Should be a fun audition show to watch.

  • larc

    Britain’s Got Talen contestant suing Simon Cowell for public humiliation? Yeah, that’s really gonna fly. It’s not like these people didn’t willingly put themselves at risk of nation-wide humiliation.

    They will probably pay her a few thou just to go away. That’s likely what she’s after anyway.

  • bridgette12

    BootStar:
    07/22/2010 at 8:52 am
    Oh, please, Julianne. How much is Ryan paying you for this publicity stunt?

    Oh Julianna, sometimes it’s best to not say anything and for people to think your a idiot, then to open your mouth and prove it.

  • tinawina

    Kimberly Locke has a great voice and she’s a hard worker. But she has always irritated the hell out of me. LOL. I have no idea what it is, but every time he opens her mouth to speak I want her to go away quickly. Oh well.

  • smeggingnuts

    BootStar
    Oh, please, Julianne. How much is Ryan paying you for this publicity stunt?

    Hehehehe
    How old is Ryan anyway cuz isn’t Julianne in her mid twenties?

  • Indigobunting

    Glad to see a good turnout for Milwaukee auditions! Over 10k is pretty good.

    Also looking forward to that show; I would imagine they would show Danny and Matt, especially when they sang with the crowd (I guess that was impromptu; Matt tweeted that he had no idea they were going to do that!).

    Julianne is quite young, I remember being surprised at her age.

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

    Another good update for IIHY today:

    30 28 ADAM LAMBERT If I Had You 1638 1416 222 7.912
    +37 Spins
    +13 Bullet
    +0.198 AI

    Itunes update:

    Adam – WWFM – #92
    Adam – IIHY – #47 (Peak so far)
    Adam – FYE – #1000
    Bucky – AFL – #700
    Carrie – UI – #31
    Daughtry – SEPT – #303
    David A – S’BL – #51
    Kellie – MMFILA – #398
    Kris – LLWD – #292
    Kris – TT – #558

    Also, IIHY now has an add date for HAC 8/2/10

    http://www.allaccess.com/hot-modern-ac/future-releases

  • smeggingnuts

    Wow FYE back in the top 1000

  • bridgette12

    smeggingnuts:
    07/22/2010 at 10:00 am
    Wow FYE back in the top 1000

    I wonder who’s buying FYE, maybe the new fans going to his concerts.

    Another good update for Adam, can’t believe WWFM is still in the top 100 on itunes. IIHU just keeps creeping up, have to say again, thank goodness for that music video.

  • mmb

    Adam – IIHY – #47 (Peak so far)

    it was at #46 earlier this am — which is its new peak :)

  • mmb

    I wonder who’s buying FYE, maybe the new fans going to his concerts.

    maybe. it was also used by some cheerleading act on AGT this week, which is the most likely explanation. the song has been around long enough, and used in enough different things (commercials, tv shows, on radio every now and then etc.) that it will likely get these little bumps from time to time…

  • Kanadie Bonttell

    Adam – FYE – #1000

    :) LOL – So I guess the cheerleader routine on America’s Got Talent sold a couple copies of FYE.

  • girlygirl

    I saw last night that FYE was back in the Top 1000 — was around #950 when I looked. Interesting — I would guess it has to do with tour, because I doubt it’s getting much radio play. Archie’s single is slipping back, which I guess isn’t surprising since it doesn’t have the radio play to support it once the diehards buy it yet. Hopefully it can stay in the Top 100 until it goes for adds, and then move up again.

    ETA – I forgot that FYE was used on AGT. Well that’s probably the main reason for the iTunes thing, then.

    Cindy Vela tweeted that the reshoot date for the Kris’s music video has been officially set, so that’s good news. The Truth had another decent update on Hot AC chart — +16 spins and +4 bullet. It should move up to #23 tomorrow (13 spins behind Taio Cruz)

    HOT AC

    24 24 KRIS ALLEN The Truth 1238 1111 127 4.493

  • alaadam

    I’ve seen FYE pop its head in the top 1,000 a couple of times since the tour started. I wish Brian had numbers for it. The last numbers we had were in Dec/Jan and it was selling about 10K a week then. It probably sold a thousand or so a week. I wonder what the numbers are for it. Anyone remember the last total?

  • Studio57

    IIHY actually was at #46 this morning briefly, so that would be the peak. It also moved up 4 spots to #69 on BBTop100.

    Kanadie Bonttell:
    07/22/2010 at 10:59 am
    Adam – FYE – #1000

    LOL – So I guess the cheerleader routine on America’s Got Talent sold a couple copies of FYE.

    FYE moves in and out of the top 1000, also according to Pulse. I really wish Brian Mansfield could update a number on that song. It still gets alot of views on Vevo too and is approaching the 3 million mark. IIHY is nearing 1.5 million :)

  • girlygirl

    alaadam

    It’s been awhile since I’ve seen sales numbers for FYE, but I think it was somewhere in the low 300K range the last time it was actually reported in Brian M’s article and/or in the sales threads on here. Could try going back and looking in the old sales threads to try and find it

  • Studio57

    girlygirl- I think that was back in March or something?

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

    Thanks for the IIHY peak information, it’s back at #46 now and FYE has moved up to #971 lol.

  • mmb

    i’m tellin ya, someday, it may be a few years from now, lol, but FYE is gonna sell 500K

  • Kanadie Bonttell

    Some radio stats for IIHY from Australia and Canada! :)

    Australia #4

    1 1 California Gurls Katy Perry Feat Snoop Dogg 627 678 -51 11 6113
    2 3 Smile Uncle Kracker 608 571 37 10 3026
    3 2 This Ain’t A Love Song Scouting For Girls 539 587 -48 14 5537
    4 11 If I Had You Adam Lambert 519 390 129 9 2423
    5 5 Billionaire Travie McCoy Feat Bruno Mars 504 468 36 14 3201

    Canada – #8 HAC / #31 Top 40

    HAC:

    12 8 ADAM LAMBERT If I Had You 514 415 99 3.856

    Top40:

    38 31 ADAM LAMBERT If I Had You 269 224 45 2.139

  • Mary102

    Seems Danny and Matt had a lot of fun at the Idol auditions yesterday. I’ll definately be tuning in to the Milwaukee Idol auditions on AI next year to see if they show them. Should be a fun audition show to watch.

    Oh, yeah! That will be fun to catch next year! So essentially, I’ll be watching S10 mainly looking forward to seeing S8 alumni coming back – excellent! :-)

    And Hooray for Adam and IIHY! Excellent updates all around! And that helps offset the sad news with Tommy :-( Hopefully all will be well with his dad.

  • girlygirl

    I haven’t done a post about Billboard ranks for Kris & Adam for awhile. Let’s see…

    Last week’s ranks in ( )

    If I Had You

    #69 – BB Hot 100 (73)
    #10 – Canadian Hot 100 (15)
    #29 – Pop Songs (33)
    #57 – Digital Songs (67)

    WWFM

    #7 – Adult Pop (6)
    #11 – Adult Contemporary (10)
    #33 – Canadian Hot 100 (32)

    LLWD

    #10 – Adult Contemporary (8)

    The Truth

    #24 – Adult Pop (23)

    Also, Fantasia’s Bittersweet is #92 on Hot 100, while Carrie’s Undo It is #24 on Hot 100 (#2 Country). They are the only Idols besides Adam on the BB Hot 100 (On Billboard.com, they only list the Top 30 on the Country chart, so I don’t know where Danny’s song is charting).

  • Mary102

    Kanadie Bonttell:
    07/22/2010 at 11:31 am
    Some radio stats for IIHY from Australia and Canada!

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  • Studio57

    Seriously I hated the sped up remix version they played on AGT, but I just love any attention that song gets. It deserves it. I love when you go to the concert and everyone just sings along to it :)

    So according to your BB stats girlygirl, WWFM has hit top 10 in three different formats? I never even noticed that, but that is a pretty big milestone! Go WWFM!

  • Mary102

    mmb:
    07/22/2010 at 11:23 am
    i’m tellin ya, someday, it may be a few years from now, lol, but FYE is gonna sell 500K

    What’s kind of awesome, though, is that even though FYE never hit big on radio as an official radio hit, it actually left a pretty big mark in terms of Adam’s pop culture identity. Certainly part of that is the AMAs, but also the music vid – people know of it, see it, and still refer to Adam and that image – the sexy, dark, sleek side of him, which I always find very cool. I think FYE is closer to how the general public view Adam than, say, WWFM necessarily is. In other words, I think FYE did its part to further define Adam’s “brand”. Just some thoughts.

  • Kanadie Bonttell

    even though FYE never hit big on radio as an official radio hit, it actually left a pretty big mark in terms of Adam’s pop culture identity. In other words, I think FYE did its part to further define Adam’s “brand”

    Yeah I agree..I think I remember Adam saying that is why he pushed for that to be the lead single, because that is the image he wanted to create as his foundation as opposed to a HAC/AC artist with WWFM.

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

    Some cool international news for IIHY —

    It is now Top 10 in 3 countries:

    Canada – #10 Hot 100, #7 Canada HAC chart
    Australia – #8 sales chart Album #37
    New Zealand – #7 sales chart Album #6

  • sma11ie

    I think I remember Adam saying that is why he pushed for that to be the lead single, because that is the image he wanted to create as his foundation as opposed to a HAC/AC artist with WWFM.

    But WWFM got pretty good pop radio play, not just HAC/AC… though to be honest, that surprised me, because it does sound more like a HAC/AC song to me. Then again, I was also surprised FYI didn’t get good pop radio play. Goes to show, though, that’s why I’m not in the business…

    Julianne is quite young, I remember being surprised at her age.

    Julianne Hough is barely in her 20s, and isn’t Ryan in his late 30s? Sorry, kinda squicked. Okay, looked it up, she just turned 22 two days ago. Ryan is 35. Still. Blech. JMO.

  • Keel

    CindyM: Can you explain the two numbers for each line below? I’m kind of confused. Why are there two numbers for each line?

    Australia – #8 sales chart Album #37
    New Zealand – #7 sales chart Album #6

  • Studio57

    IIHY on the move again- wonder if one of the big guns decided to spin him? #44!

  • Mary102

    Yeah I agree..I think I remember Adam saying that is why he pushed for that to be the lead single, because that is the image he wanted to create as his foundation as opposed to a HAC/AC artist with WWFM.

    Yeah, I further think it has less to do with what hits on radio (HAC vs POP – because songs cross over to both pretty often), and more to do with something like WWFM being much more emo!Adam, and not the kind of fun side he likes to portray. You can just see the joy he has at promoting IIHY, and I think that song (along with the sexy fun of FYE and Fever) is much more fun for him to get into as a live performer and promoter of his music.

    WWFM is much more like the MW side of Adam – sure it exists, it’s another layer of him, but it’s by no means the side he’d like to have dominate his image, particularly considering that Adam himself is such a naturally cheery person, and WWFM’s message is definitely a bit more of a downer.

    Phew, ok sorry that was long :-)

  • tripp_ncwy

    For those Kris fans in Los Angeles, CA today.

    @ainow: We’re Giving Away FIVE Pairs Of Tickets To @KrisAllen Concert Tonight At @GreekTheatreLA — http://bit.ly/9iYCcS

  • Mary102

    Woohoo, Studio57!! \o/

  • girlygirl
  • bridgette12

    Studio57:
    07/22/2010 at 12:08 pm
    IIHY on the move again- wonder if one of the big guns decided to spin him? #44!

    Something is going on, it’s made a good climb up the itunes charts the last three days. I wish my favorite radio station would play IIHU, unfortunately it’s a Cumulus Station and it could take another month before I actually hear them play it.

  • BestAI

    Where FYE fell in radio play and sales, more than made up in revenue streams. They’ve used that song all over the world in commercials, promos for tv shows, etc. We’ll probably never know how much money it made, but I bet it was substantial.

    I guess a lot of people were right about the message in the song. Rough sex. I bet if Miley or Britney released FYE, it would have been a huge hit.

  • girlygirl

    It’s a lot easier to move up places the further down you are on the iTunes chart, of course but still good to see TT has moved from #558 earlier this morning to #528

    Archie, unfortunately, is going backwards — at #62 (down 11 spots from earlier this morning)

  • girlygirl

    I don’t see anything wrong with a 22-year-old woman dating a 35-year-old guy. That’s pretty common. Much worse would be if Ryan actually is gay and is using Julianne as a beard…

  • Mariam94

    Not sure where to post this, but just wantd to share this with everyone. This little kid sings for Lee, Katie, Big Mike, and Andrew & it just reminds me of David Archuleta singing for the Season 1 contestants. Here’s the link:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkfm35LSaPw&feature=youtu.be

  • BestAI

    tripp_ncwy:

    @ainow: We’re Giving Away FIVE Pairs Of Tickets To @KrisAllen Concert Tonight At @GreekTheatreLA — http://bit.ly/9iYCcS

    Kris is headlining at the Greek Theatre? That is a good venue for him.

  • girlygirl

    um, not exactly — tonight’s show at The Greek is another Barenaked Ladies show with Kris and Angel Taylor opening.

  • girlygirl

    ok, I went searching for FYE download numbers in the old sales threads, and it isn’t showing up at all. I went all the way back to mid-February in my search before giving up.

  • Indigobunting

    On Billboard.com, they only list the Top 30 on the Country chart, so I don’t know where Danny’s song is charting).

    Danny’s single is #42 last week at week #3 of release on the Country chart.

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

    Keel:
    07/22/2010 at 11:55 am
    CindyM: Can you explain the two numbers for each line below? I’m kind of confused. Why are there two numbers for each line?

    Australia – #8 sales chart Album #37
    New Zealand – #7 sales chart Album #6

    Sorry, should have been a little clearer. The first number is the ranking of Adam’s latest single “If I Had You” on the Australian and New Zealand sales charts. The second number is the ranking of the FYE album on the respective sales charts. FYE album had fallen out of the top 50 in Australia and has moved back in the last two weeks, presumably because of the success of IIHY.

  • dcglam

    Mary102~ Question for you…..

    I believe you are in the Washington, DC area along with me. Have you heard IIHY on any of the radio stations, yet? I hear WWFM fairly frequently on MIX 107.3, FRESH 94.7, and 101.5, but none of them have played IIHY to my knowledge. I know it took forever for any of them to play WWFM, so I am figuring the same may be true for IIHY. Thanks for your thoughts……. ;)

  • bridgette12

    girlygirl:
    07/22/2010 at 12:18 pm
    I don’t see anything wrong with a 22-year-old woman dating a 35-year-old guy. That’s pretty common.

    Much worse would be if Ryan actually is gay and is using Julianne as a beard…

    Bingo, you have just won the first place prize for stating what’s clearly written on the wall.

  • Studio57

    Archie, unfortunately, is going backwards — at #62 (down 11 spots from earlier this morning

    That’s pretty much expected with no radio play, but damn that Bruno Mars dropped yesterday too and he just keeps on climbing. He’s already at #15. I just love that guy. I wanna pull a Paula and squeeze him and hang him from my rear view mirror.

  • standtotheright

    Julianne Hough is barely in her 20s, and isn’t Ryan in his late 30s? Sorry, kinda squicked. Okay, looked it up, she just turned 22 two days ago. Ryan is 35. Still. Blech. JMO.

    Well, not just your opinion, since it does fall outside the cone of social acceptability. A few years in the future, it would be less eyebrow-raising.

    But, one never knows. Maybe they’re perfectly suited and there’s no agenda here at all. Maybe.

  • aa618892

    IIHY on the move again- wonder if one of the big guns decided to spin him? #44!

    I have been told by two people just today that they hear Adam all the time here in Florida, both WWFM and IIHY. My boss said she heard him several times in Disneyworld and Universal, LOL! My daughter says she is almost sick of hearing WWFM and has heard IIHY several times(she loves it). I almost never hear him but I don’t listen to radio much. I request IIHY once a day to 93.3 in Tampa but I get sick of what they play all the time there to stick around much on the radio, but apparently they are playing him.

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

    Studio57:
    07/22/2010 at 1:02 pm
    Archie, unfortunately, is going backwards — at #62 (down 11 spots from earlier this morning

    That’s pretty much expected with no radio play, but damn that Bruno Mars dropped yesterday too and he just keeps on climbing. He’s already at #15. I just love that guy. I wanna pull a Paula and squeeze him and hang him from my rear view mirror.

    I love him too! There’s just something about his voice..

  • Mary102

    BestAI:
    07/22/2010 at 12:15 pm
    Where FYE fell in radio play and sales, more than made up in revenue streams. They’ve used that song all over the world in commercials, promos for tv shows, etc. We’ll probably never know how much money it made, but I bet it was substantial.

    I guess a lot of people were right about the message in the song. Rough sex. I bet if Miley or Britney released FYE, it would have been a huge hit.

    Oh, yes! Good point! FYE is used a lot (still) in promos, on shows, etc. I hear people in other countries hearing it pop up in promo spots too. It is a great song for those kinds of things!

    And yes, I’ve always believed that a guy (and a gay guy at that) singing about rough hot sex (UNF) is what made it a harder sell in the US, especially for a new artist and his first song :-( If a woman had sung it, it would have been a hit. Heck, Can’t Be Tamed borrows SOOO much from FYE :/

  • Keel

    Sorry, should have been a little clearer. The first number is the ranking of Adam’s latest single “If I Had You” on the Australian and New Zealand sales charts. The second number is the ranking of the FYE album on the respective sales charts. FYE album had fallen out of the top 50 in Australia and has moved back in the last two weeks, presumably because of the success of IIHY.

    Thanks CindyM!

  • Mary102

    dcglam:
    07/22/2010 at 12:38 pm
    Mary102~ Question for you…..

    I believe you are in the Washington, DC area along with me. Have you heard IIHY on any of the radio stations, yet? I hear WWFM fairly frequently on MIX 107.3, FRESH 94.7, and 101.5, but none of them have played IIHY to my knowledge. I know it took forever for any of them to play WWFM, so I am figuring the same may be true for IIHY. Thanks for your thoughts…….

    Hey there! Yes, I’m in DC – which unfortunately ranks among the suckiest radio markets in the entire country :-( Hot 99.5 would be the most likely to spin IIHY, and they lean much more heavily to either ONLY Top 10 songs (if you’re not Derulo, Gaga, or Kesha right now, you’re nothing), and much more urban (R&B and rap). So I’m not sure when IIHY will make it there.

    107.3 still spins WWFM a bit, but again, very slow and archaic for DC stations to add songs. And even with the hit songs, they seem to lag behind. I started hearing California Gurls ONLY after it had been big for at least a few weeks to a month everyhwere else in the country!

    Another thing to consider, 107.3 is ABC owned, and it’s radio hosts made some very negative comments about Adam following the AMAs, so I wouldn’t be surprised if some lingering prejudices are still at play. I even heard someone say that Kane on 99.5 made a homophobic joke once in relation to Adam’s music, which had me all sorts of :-(

    So, I get sad about not hearing Adam as much as I’d like in DC, but trust that if he’s doing well everywhere else, that is more than fine with me :-) I travel to CA or NYC and hear his songs. Heard IIHY when traveling in CT, and so that works for me :-)

  • ggdoorsfan

    Archie, unfortunately, is going backwards — at #62 (down 11 spots from earlier this morning

    early days, early days, lol… the song is still well in the top 100 – a real feat without radio or the heavy promo expected [hoped for]… david seems to move units pretty well w/minimal promo, and i can’t wait to see the progression as radio and promo begins in earnest. i also think the ‘free’ download of the song that comes part and parcel w/ the preorders of the cd on the official site may be siphoning off a bit of itunes traffic, but if those totals are added into the cumulative for soundscan, it’s all good… :)

    hmmm.. he’s at the vevo offices… wonder if his video will be premiering there…

    VEVO
    American Idol heartthrob @DavidArchie is in the building today and is answering your questions! What would you like to know?
    about 2 hours ago via TweetDeck

  • FruMiddleton

    I need to stay away from “normal” journalism sites when reading Idol commentary. I just clicked on the JSO site and there are such nasty comments from people…

    I’m trying to gear up my confidence for the Jersey audition, not sink it with all that negativity! :(

  • ms0712

    Shout Campaign: Help Adam Lambert hit the UK singles chart!

    http://unrealityshout.com/blogs/shout-campaign-help-adam-lambert-hit-the-uk-singles-chart

  • ggdoorsfan

    I need to stay away from “normal” journalism sites when reading Idol commentary. I just clicked on the JSO site and there are such nasty comments from people…

    I’m trying to gear up my confidence for the Jersey audition, not sink it with all that negativity! :(

    you keep your head up. there will always be negativity, and naysayers, but you just have to shrug that off, never stop believing in yourself, and press on. if you think you have what it takes, then let nothing or nobody make you feel any differently. nobody.

  • BootStar

    I don’t see anything wrong with a 22-year-old woman dating a 35-year-old guy. That’s pretty common.

    Very true, but if it were a 35-year-old woman dating a 22-year-old dude she’d be tarred a “cougar.”

    And not to defend Kara (whom I loathe), but I always wanted to slap Simon on the side of the head when he called her that. I mean Simon is 50; how old is his fiancee?

  • mmb

    but damn that Bruno Mars dropped yesterday too and he just keeps on climbing.

    ugh…i do not get the immediate, ott love for that song (seriously, i have heard some djs going crazy about it)….bruno mars is a terrific singer but this song is seriously DULL

  • anovich

    VEVO
    American Idol heartthrob @DavidArchie is in the building today and is answering your questions! What would you like to know?
    about 2 hours ago via TweetDeck

    Sorry, Archie’s adorable and all, but I would never call him a heartthrob.

  • ggdoorsfan

    Sorry, Archie’s adorable and all, but I would never call him a heartthrob.

    he wouldn’t call himself that either, but it doesn’t stop a lot of the media and fans from trying to foist the label onto him, lol… i wouldn’t call him adorable, he’s growing out of that stage as evidenced by the recent photoshoots for his video and cd, but i guess there are worse things to be called :-)

  • ggdoorsfan

    OK! Magazine
    July 22nd, 2010 1:20 pm

    The star-studded list of Teen Choice Award participants has just gained some very big Hollywood names. Sandra Bullock, Robert Pattinson, Leighton Meester and Ashley Greene are among the stars scheduled to appear at the award show.

    Fox announced the additions to the guest list which already included David Archuleta, Kristen Bell, John Cena, Miranda Cosgrove, Zac Efron, Victoria Justice, Khloé Kardashian Odom, Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Zachary Levi, Jim Parsons, Ryan Sheckler, Yvonne Strahovski and Shailene Woodley.

    Katy Perry will host the star-studded event with special performances by Jason Derulo and Travie McCory featuring Bruno Mars — the duo will perform their hit “Billionaire.”

    http://www.okmagazine.com/2010/07/r-pattz-sandra-bullock-headed-to-teen-choice-awards/

  • Brisblondie

    Does Archie have an adds date yet?

  • ggdoorsfan

    Does Archie have an adds date yet?

    august 2 is what we’ve heard – though i don’t think it has been updated on allaccess yet… ‘taps fingers on desk’

  • girlygirl

    Archie is way too young for me to call him a heartthrob — but I suppose to the tween/teen girls he is!

  • ggdoorsfan

    Archie is way too young for me to call him a heartthrob — but I suppose to the tween/teen girls he is!

    yep – that word has been part of the vernacular in the media used for young male entertainers for decades, lol…

  • Mtlfan

    Very true, but if it were a 35-year-old woman dating a 22-year-old dude she’d be tarred a “cougar.”

    and what would Seacrest be called? a man? ;)

  • http://www.myspace.com/lauraoestrella Laury

    I love Bruno Mars voice too! I like his new song :)

  • girlygirl

    mediabase POP updates for Kris, Allison and Archie

    53 56 KRIS ALLEN The Truth 293 327 -34 0.877
    +2 spins
    +9 bullet
    – 0.044 AI

    85 81 ALLISON IRAHETA Don’t Waste The Pretty 93 93 0 0.178
    +6 spins
    +5 bullet
    +0.003 AI

    192 184 DAVID ARCHULETA Something ‘Bout Love 8 7 1 0.022
    -1 spin
    -1 bullet
    + 0.009 AI

  • girlygirl

    I like Bruno Mars’s new song, although it is a little generic. But he has a great voice. I’ll probably end up getting his album.

  • ggdoorsfan

    thanks girlygirl – i like seeing david’s name back on mediabase :)

  • FruMiddleton

    ggdoorsfan:
    07/22/2010 at 2:24 pm
    you keep your head up. there will always be negativity, and naysayers, but you just have to shrug that off, never stop believing in yourself, and press on. if you think you have what it takes, then let nothing or nobody make you feel any differently. nobody.

    Thanks a lot. I just have to keep reminding myself that people in my life have said a lot worse things to my face than anonymous commentary on the internet about Idol from an outsider’s perspective. I’ve dealt with that hate, and I can deal with this. I want to audition with confidence! :)

  • Tess

    I heard Archie this morning on my local (Salt Lake) station…and have heard WWFM, IIHY, and TT also this morning. 107.9 Salt Lake sure does like the Idols.

    As for Archie’s song…I like it but don’t love it. Even with the electronic sound that song itself sounds just a bit old fashioned…the do wahs (or whatever the filler sounds are) just seem like they stepped right out of an early 60s teen heartthrob song…and the pace, for me, just seems a touch slow. But, I am sure he will do well.

    As far as current sales…isn’t this single going to be an “add for complete album”. I would gather most of these sales will move over to the album column once it is released and the single numbers will be re-adjusted. This is a great benefit of “early releases”…gets peeps excited for the whole enchilada.

  • girlygirl

    veering totally OT here, but as a person who usually dates younger guys, my opinion is that age difference shouldn’t matter if people are compatible and are happy in the relationship. So if Julianne and Ryan are happy, then I’m happy for them. Outsiders may go “yuck”, but why should it matter what strangers think about your relationship, right?

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

    Canada’s Much Music is going to have a biography special on Adam next month – August 19th

    http://www.muchmusic.com/tv/borntobe/

  • sma11ie

    Very true, but if it were a 35-year-old woman dating a 22-year-old dude she’d be tarred a “cougar.”

    and what would Seacrest be called? a man?

    I had this discussion with friends recently, about the male equivalent term for “cougar”, and I think we decided on some variation of “dirty old man” or “creepy old guy”. Heh. For the record, I think everyone should date whoever they want. This is not for serious =P.

  • ggdoorsfan

    I just have to keep reminding myself that people in my life have said a lot worse things to my face than anonymous commentary on the internet about Idol from an outsider’s perspective. I’ve dealt with that hate, and I can deal with this. I want to audition with confidence! :)

    and i believe you will – it must be daunting getting prepared for these auditions… takes a courage i know i don’t have, nor many others here or elsewhere to put themselves out there for public scrutiny like this. head up, eyes forward and always on the prize, and a ‘talk to the hand’ for the naysayers that will cross your path in life.

  • Brisblondie

    Does Archie have an adds date yet?

    august 2 is what we’ve heard – though i don’t think it has been updated on allaccess yet… ‘taps fingers on desk’

    Thanks for the info! I’m hoping for good things for him. :)

  • ggdoorsfan

    As for Archie’s song…I like it but don’t love it. Even with the electronic sound that song itself sounds just a bit old fashioned…the do wahs (or whatever the filler sounds are) just seem like they stepped right out of an early 60s teen heartthrob song…and the pace, for me, just seems a touch slow. But, I am sure he will do well.

    As far as current sales…isn’t this single going to be an “add for complete album”. I would gather most of these sales will move over to the album column once it is released and the single numbers will be re-adjusted. This is a great benefit of “early releases”…gets peeps excited for the whole enchilada.

    hmmm, most have described the sound as more 80’s dance/synth/pop, but i guess we all pull from our own unique and most recent frames of reference – goes to show there’s nothing new under the sun – everything now has already been done, lol… anyhoo, thanks for the deets about the single and the process for conversion /adjustment in sales. i don’t think we had that to contend with during ‘crush’, so this gives me a good reference point to research how this process works…

  • Jx223

    Here is a video of Danny/Matt from the Milwaukee auditions yesterday giving the crowd a pep talk. And they are also shown singing to and singing songs like “My Girl” with the crowd.

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

  • ms0712

    my opinion is that age difference shouldn’t matter if people are compatible and are happy in the relationship.

    I agree. Good examples….

    Harrison Ford 67 yrs old
    Calista Flockhart 45 yrs old
    22 yr difference – they have been together for 8 years and just got married.

    Michael Douglas 66 yrs old
    Catherine Zeta-Jones 41 yrs old
    25 yr difference – they have been married since 2000.

    Demi Moore 47 yrs old
    Ashton Kutcher 32 yrs old
    15 yr difference – they started dating in 2003 and have been married since 2005.

  • ggdoorsfan

    man, i didn’t know harrison ford and michael douglas were in their mid to late 60’s… my minds eye will always have them as hans solo and the young turk playing opposite karl malden on ‘the streets of san francisco’ – anyone remember that show, lol… they still look pretty good for their ages. men of means and celebrity like those two have always been able to marry or have women much younger than themselves with most of society not batting an eye…

  • ms0712

    Very true, but if it were a 35-year-old woman dating a 22-year-old dude she’d be tarred a “cougar.”

    and what would Seacrest be called? a man?

    Manther – The male version of a cougar; an older man who preys on younger women.

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=manther

  • dcglam

    Mary102~

    Thank you for all of your insight into the DC radio situation. I do get so frustrated pushing those radio buttons!! :(

    Like you say, I am happy to hear that IIHY is getting spins in other parts of the country. I’m sure I will totally freak out the first time I hear it on radio, just like I did for WWFM. ;)

  • Mtlfan

    my opinion is that age difference shouldn’t matter if people are compatible and are happy in the relationship.

    ITA. It’s not an issue as long as both parties assume the relationship. But really big age differences can put a relationship at risk IMO

  • Junior

    Dang, he normally does nothing for me, but Danny looks really good in that picture.

  • Brisblondie

    Junior – lol I was just thinking the exact same thing about that picture of Danny. I’ve looked at it about 5 times now. hehe.

  • girlygirl

    Danny’s really not my type, but he does look very good in that picture

  • Indigobunting

    Here is a video of Danny/Matt from the Milwaukee auditions yesterday giving the crowd a pep talk. And they are also shown singing to and singing songs like “My Girl” with the crowd.

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

    I’m glad they were able to help ease contestants nerves, as well as have fun themselves. They were both in Milwaukee the day before auditions, so I hope they had time to hang out and catch up.

    I hope auditions go well, have good attendance in other cities and lead to an interesting S10 next year.

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

    Here’s a great review from last night’s Glamnation show:

    http://blogs.wweek.com/music/2010/07/22/live-review-adam-lambert-july-21-at-crystal-ballroom/

  • ms0712

    MuchMusic is doing a TV Bio of Adam next month. According to MuchMusic’s website, the episode title will be called “Born To Be Adam Lambert” and it will be aired on August 19 at 9:30pm ET.

    http://www.muchmusic.com/tv/borntobe/

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    Mary102& DcGlam-Ive never herd IIHY,but Ive heard WWFM a lot on the stations u mentioned and 92.5

    And I had NO IDEA Ryan was 35!!!!!!!

  • dcglam

    Looooooooove that review — thanks for posting, CindyM! :)

  • Kanadie Bonttell

    MuchMusic is doing a TV Bio of Adam next month. According to MuchMusic’s website, the episode title will be called “Born To Be Adam Lambert” and it will be aired on August 19 at 9:30pm ET.

    http://www.muchmusic.com/tv/borntobe/

    Canada and Much Music sure love them some Adam Lambert. I am really surprised that Adam hasn’t done more Glam Nation concerts in Canada considering he has a platinum FYE album, a platinum single in FYE, a double platinum single in WWFM, and IIHY heading towards platinum currently.

    Here’s a great review from last night’s Glamnation show:

    http://blogs.wweek.com/music/2010/07/22/live-review-adam-lambert-july-21-at-crystal-ballroom/

    That is a great review, but am I the only one that is a little creeped out by the Adam drawing they used. WTF LOL!

  • tierbee

    Mary102& DcGlam-Ive never herd IIHY,but Ive heard WWFM a lot on the stations u mentioned and 92.5

    Yeah, I really don’t get the “DC doesn’t like Adam” vibe, they play WWFM all the time. They were late to add, but once they did ALL the stations here played the heck out of it. I’m sure the same will happen once they add IIHY.

  • Indigobunting

    Dang, he normally does nothing for me, but Danny looks really good in that picture.

    Lol. Danny is one who actually looks much better in person than pictures. And you can really appreciate his physique much better also =) Newscasters are generally quite flustered, fangirly around him.

    Some Danny news:

    He is nominated for two ICM awards (Oct. 14).

    For Best Mainstream Country inspirational song and
    Mainstream Country Artist

    He’s in good company :) : also nominated in the same categories:

    Carrie Underwood
    Miranda Lambert
    Chris Young
    Josh Turner
    Martina McBride
    and others

    http://www.ccma.cc/press_icm.php?nid=325&a

    I doubt he will win against that competition, but what an honor to be nominated!!

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

    Congratulations to Danny and his fans!!

  • LK10

    Even with the electronic sound that song itself sounds just a bit old fashioned…the do wahs (or whatever the filler sounds are) just seem like they stepped right out of an early 60s teen heartthrob song…and the pace, for me, just seems a touch slow. But, I am sure he will do well.

    Not sure what era his song sounds similar to, but I keep hearing people say it fits in with what is on radio. That is what is important to me.

    As far as whoever mentioned that David’s song is falling, it is totally expected since there has been no promotion. I wish they had put it up for radio adds at the same time, but I am not in charge.

  • frogcooke

    Random:

    RT @sashat18: David Archuletta @ EA Madden NFL 11 event. He’s singing the anthem http://twitpic.com/27of5w

    ^^lol they deleted the pic.

    i think this is the event:
    http://www.1iota.com/events,4964,Madden-NFL-11-Pigskin-Pro-Am.html

  • sagi

    I live in the Fox Valley area in Wisconsin and I hear WWFM and IIHY on top 40 station 101 WIXX a lot! My son keeps the radio on 24/7 and when I hear it I will go in his room and crank it up. He rolls his eyes and says “Oh gawd, I was hoping you wouldn’t hear it” He has gone so far to switch the radio station so he wouldn’t get second hand embarrassment from me flailing/singing/dancing to AL! But I hear it a lot considering this is a Gokey state! Here is their hit list http://wixx.com/stationfiles/Shows/wixxhitlist.asp

  • frogcooke

    http://www.davidarchuleta.com/news/behind-video-shoot-something-bout-love-photos

    Behind The Video Shoot For “Something ‘Bout Love” [PHOTOS]

  • aa618892

    Here’s a great review from last night’s Glamnation show:

    http://blogs.wweek.com/music/2010/07/22/live-review-adam-lambert-july-21-at-crystal-ballroom/

    I think that review is the best one I have read yet. It captures the essence of what makes Adam so amazing. So good to see a reviewer get this.

  • ggdoorsfan

    Yup…haven’t listened to music for over 50 years so the 60s seem just like yesterday. When you get as old and decrepid as me your thought process just naturally travels backwards to points in time that were kind of special. Thanks for the personal dig…it made me laugh.

    it wasn’t intended as a dig, but if you processed it as such, and found humor in it, then cool – having a sense of humor is a beautiful thing :)

  • ggdoorsfan

    thanks frog – how do you find these things so quickly :)

  • frogcooke

    lol i see everything, except for when i dont. LOL Tweedeck. Got to love it.

  • ggdoorsfan

    lol i see everything, except for when i dont. LOL Tweedeck. Got to love it.

    i’m still a twitter neophyte, accidentally on purpose, heh.

  • frogcooke

    RT @vevo: Thanks @DavidArchie for stopping by today! Hang tight Archie fans, answers will be up soon! http://twitpic.com/27pda8

    He was at VEVO earlier today answering questions and i dont know what else. haha

  • limi

    Just checked IIHY at #43 on itunes, #21 in POP itunes!!

    Adam has been getting some really great reviews of his concert lately, read three glowing ones just today. Can’t wait for the Cali shows, San Fran will be a hoot I’m sure.

  • Zastine4974

    Random tweet from Andy Skib

    andyskib Watching @thedavidcook sing some high notes, low notes, & all other notes…It’s gonna be good folks!

    Yay, they are tracking vocals.

  • sr4mjc

    I almost never hear him but I don’t listen to radio much. I request IIHY once a day to 93.3 in Tampa but I get sick of what they play all the time there to stick around much on the radio, but apparently they are playing him.

    Tampa added about 3 weeks ago and has only spun the song in the middle of the night, about 8 spins a week. It would be easy to miss.

    Someone mentioned Kane? Is that a syndicated show? Because there is a Kane played on the Tampa station who never fails to make some snide remark about Adam.
    I’m late to the blog today and am just catching up, has this iheart radio funny been posted?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAVvqI7pkrM

    Yay! Cook is tracking vocals! Can’t wait to hear it!

  • wellhesback

    David Cook is at Kris Allen’s show tonight, according to Twitter

  • isisdagmar

    limi, do you by any chance have a link to the three reviews? I don’t always read them but sometimes it’s fun. :)

  • limi

    isisdagmar;

    Link: http://blogs.wweek.com/music/2010/07/22/….ystal-ballroom/

    Jeff Rosenberg is a music reviewer for the Willamette Weekly, a Portland weekly newspaper. The Willamette Weekly advertises itself as “Portland’s No. 1 weekly newspaper, is the definitive source of information for news, politics, music, movies, restaurants, reviews and events.”

    Here’s one, I’ll look for the others, one place that always posts every interview, review etc is adamlambertuk.com under their “follow us on twitter”.

  • limi
  • limi

    isisdagmar:

    The third one was on the Seattle show, I’ll keep looking if I come across it again I’ll post for you. Check the adamlambertuk.com site once in awhile, they post everything it seems. If you have not been on this site before- beware of the eyes when you open it!!! Just a warning.

  • JosieX

    Lol. Danny is one who actually looks much better in person than pictures. And you can really appreciate his physique much better also =)

    Oh my gosh indigobunting I really don’t think I need to appreciate him anymore than I already do just from pics and videos, lol! I really didn’t care what he looked like when I first took an interest in him, but I have certainly noticed that he is a great looking guy and he just seems to keep getting better. I would think that this was b/c of me becoming more fond of him with time, except I see people reacting to it who really don’t know him. It’s interesting.

  • unidentified

    David Cook is at Kris Allen’s show tonight, according to Twitter

    Awww, that’s really good to hear. Nice when the Idols support each other.