Idol Headlines for 07/25/09

Concert review: American Idols Live at American Airlines Center

The last half-hour of the American Idols Live Tour on Thursday night was a study in contrasts.

By the time third-place finisher Danny Gokey wrapped up his set with Rascal Flatts’ “My Wish,” the vibe inside American Airlines Center felt like a church revival. A sea of arms floated from side to side in support of the former worship leader’s soaring voice.

Dallas News

Nigel Lythgoe on Reports of Paula Abdul Leaving ‘American Idol’

Former “American Idol” executive producer Nigel Lythgoe spoke to ET at the 100th episode party for “So You Think You Can Dance” about the possibility of Paula Abdul exiting the hit FOX series.

“I don’t think we should give up yet,” he tells ET. “Negotiations are a game. You want this; I want to give you that. You know what you will take at the end of the day. I know how far I can go. It is the same as buying a house, you just keep bantering away. At the end of the day, I think it is fair to say ‘American Idol’ needs Paula Abdul and Paula Abdul needs ‘American Idol.’ They sit very comfortably together. Neither one should feel that they have been pushed too far.”

ETOnline

Fans pack BOK Center for “American Idols Live”

While a rock show thundered on the other side of downtown Friday night, pop music had its moment at ‘American Idols Live’  in the BOK Center.

Fans packed the arena to cheer for their favorite singers from the top 10 finalists of America’s most popular TV show’s eighth season.

Winner and Arkansas homeboy Kris Allen and runner-up Adam Lambert closed the show and drew the biggest cheers ‘” but their sets could not have been more different.

Allen played stripped-down, soulful versions of pop and rock favorites, while Lambert played a sexed-up set of metal-infused, artsy glam rock.

Tulsa World

More Idol Headlines after the JUMP…

The King of Arkansas returns

Two and a half months ago, Kris Allen returned to Arkansas a star. We welcomed him with red carpets, widespread truancy, high-pitched screams, homemade signs, a town-sized parade and round-the-clock news coverage. And that was before he became the latest ‘American Idol.’  So go ahead and count on pandemonium on Saturday, as the newly christened Verizon Arena welcomes Kris back to Arkansas for the first time since he became the state’s biggest pop star since, well, ever?

It’s the opening month of ‘American Idols Live,’  the annual post-show tour that sends the top 10 finalists across North America to reprise songs they sang in the competition. This year’s top 10 includes, in addition to Kris, Adam Lambert, Allison Iraheta, Anoop Desai, Danny Gokey, Lil Rounds, Matt Giraud, Megan Joy (who’s apparently serious about the no last name thing), Michael Sarver and Scott MacIntyre.

Arkansas Times

‘Idol’ chatter: Kris Allen talks up tour

No tabloid-ready rivalry, no behind-the-scenes sniping and recrimination, no senseless drama ‘” in short, Season 8 of “American Idol’  was nicer than nice. And this year’s champion, Kris Allen, couldn’t be happier.

“I think a lot of people have seen that, and that’s where I think this year was kind of cool: No one was just trying to go out there and beat the other person,’  said Allen, who performs with his fellow finalists in “American Idols Live’  at 7 tonight at Tulsa’s BOK Center. “They were just trying to do their best. If you won, you won, and if you didn’t, hopefully cool things would happen for you.’ 

NewsOK.com

ABS-CBN Interviews

Lil Rounds, Danny Gokey, Scott MacIntyre, Matt Giraud

‘American Idol Vet Anoop Desai Gets a Present

Sure, Adam Lambert, Kris Allen and Danny Gokey have especially ‘” how do I say this politely? ‘” devoted fans, but only one recent “American Idol” contestant has a following so hardcore that some have dedicated entire blog posts just to his shoe size.

Anoop Desai sent fans into a tizzy when he tweeted the size of his shoe in response to a question. His size ‘” a fairly unremarkable 10.5, if you ask me ‘” quickly turned into a talking point on “Idol” blogs and message boards. Yeah, I don’t get it either.

So congrats Anoop! You win the prize for causing the weirdest subculture on the Internet since little kids started smoking Smarties.

MTV

David Cook, The American Idol Bachelor: ‘Yeah, I’m Available’

WITI-TV, WEST BEND – Watch out, ladies. David Cook confirmed his bachelor status before his performance at the Washington County fair on Wednesday night. Cook, who most recently was linked to scene queen Lana Jade, also dated American Idol alum Kimberly Caldwell after his big win a year ago.

Cook also talked to WITI on Wednesday night about some of his stage fright during Idol and what is next for the singer, including possibly getting to work on a new album.

Fox6Now.com

Cook was ‘Idol’ worthy on stage

David Cook, “American Idol” 2008, meet Kara DioGuardi, “American Idol” judge in 2009.

Because she didn’t get to critique his run on “Idol” last year, we’d like to imagine what DioGuardi might have said about Cook’s sold-out concert Friday night at Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake.

Star Tribune

Carrie Underwood to perform at the Grand Ole Opry this Saturday night

Country music superstar Carrie Underwood takes the stage at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville tomorrow night for the 7:00 and 9:30 performances. Carrie will be joined by Opry legends Clay Walker, Cherryholmes, Jimmy C. Newman, Connie Smith and The Whites. This will be Underwood’s fourth appearance at the Grand Ole Opry in 2009.

Examiner.com

Jordin Sparks Is Just As Amused By Jonas Brothers’ Costumes As Fans

Jordin Sparks is just as amused by all those unusual Jonas Brothers tour costumes as the rest of us. It’s hard not to love seeing Joe Jonas dressed up as grapes while rehearsing during their big summer tour.

And Sparks, who is warming up for the brothers on the tour, can’t really explain this new phenomenon.

“I have witnessed it, and I don’t know where it came from,” the season-six “American Idol” champ told MTV News. “[Joe] just started that maybe a couple days ago, a week ago. I think the first time, he’s like, ‘You got to check out my outfit; you gotta be sure you watch the soundcheck!’ … I was like, ‘What are you doing?’ ”

MTV

Jordin Sparks’ Supreme Makeover

I admit I was pretty harsh when describing Jordin Sparks’ line of bargain prom dresses for Wet Seal last year. But I just checked out this fashion video she did for Yahoo! Shine, and I have to say, the girl is lookin’ goooooood.

She’s slimmed down a bit (while still proud to “not be a size 2″), she’s rocking some “life-changing” hair extensions and newly prominent cheekbones, she’s bursting with self-confidence…and like a true fashionista, she’s learned to mix high-end designers with some H&M (and maybe even Wet Seal) finds.

It’s nice to see the youngest American Idol ever blossom into a well-dressed, well-tressed lady right before my eyes:

Yahoo.com

Rockaway woman met “Idol” fiance on Broadway

ROCKAWAY — Rockaway’s Allison Fischer met her fiance while they performing on Broadway in the musical “Grease” and she did not want to fall in love with him.
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Fischer, 20, was in her second year of playing Patty Simcox, the peppy head cheerleader, when Ace Young came on board the show for the last six months of its run, which ended in January. Young, 28, who took the role of gang member Kenickie, came in with a bit of fanfare having recently performed and done well on “American Idol.”

Daily Record

Photo Flash: GREASE Is the Word in Canada! Hicks Meets Harper In Ottawa

Taylor Hicks, currently starring the in the Broadway tour of GREASE had a visit from Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper last night, after the opening performance at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, ONT. Take a look at some fun pictures of the meeting right here on BroadwayWorld.com!

After spending a hopelessly devoted summer with Sandy Dumbrowski, the new girl in town, Danny Zuko’s world is thrown upside down when Sandy appears at Rydell High on the first day of school. What follows is a rock n’ roll celebration of growin’ up, cruisin’ with friends and goin’ steady. The new production of GREASE features songs from the smash hit 1978 motion picture for the first time ever in a Broadway production including “Sandy,” the Academy Award nominated song “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” “Grease” and “You’re the One That I Want” – both of which were #1 hits on the Billboard Top 100 list. These songs will be heard in addition to the Jacobs/Casey songs made famous by the original stage production including “Summer Nights,” “Greased Lightnin'” and “We Go Together.”

Broadway World

Lyric Theatre’s ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ 

NewsOK.com

COLORADO SPRINGS READY TO HOST THE 2009 STATE GAMES OF AMERICA IN ONE WEEK

Colorado Springs—– One week from today, as many as 10,000 athletes from 43 states with unique and compelling stories and achievements will be starting their medal quests at some of two dozen fields and arenas of play in Colorado Springs for the opening day of the 2009 State Games of America.

Some 6,000 of them will be marching in the Parade of the States during the Games’ Opening Ceremony at 7:00 p.m. next Thursday evening at the Colorado Springs World Arena, with an appreciative crowd approaching 10,000 on hand. The evening features rock star Carly Smithson, an appearance by Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, BMX and Gymnastics sports demonstrations, and music and pageantry right out of the Olympic Games book.

Sports Features.com

So You Think You Can Dance Season 5: Conference Call with Jason Glover

It was a very special episode of So You Think You Can Dance last night. Besides being the usual Thursday night live results show, it was also the 100th episode. Dancers and choreographers from the previous seasons were on hand to perform some of the most memorable routines. Unfortunately, two dancers still had to be eliminated from the competition. Contemporary dancer Jason Glover was the male dancer who received the lowest number of votes and was sent packing. Today, he spoke to the press in a conference call. Read on to find out what he told RealityWanted about the Bollywood routine and what he thinks he could have done differently as well as his thoughts on Michael Jackson and his dream dance job.

Reality Wanted

Requiem for Janette

Okay, so Katie Holmes’ big “So You Think You Can Dance” Judy Garland tribute was a big fat mess. Yes, she was lip-synching. And yes, her dancing was just a couple steps up from sitting. You could practically hear the Internet snickering around 8:47 p.m. last night as the routine premiered, but let’s remember an important thing: It was for charity!

Katie never pretended to be a singer/dancer (although in a short interview before the performance, she did say she likes to do both) so why were we expecting the next Cyd Charisse? Mrs. Tom Cruise wanted to bring awareness to the Dizzy Feet Foundation, a non-profit Katie created with a bunch of “So You Think You Can Dance” regulars, and you know what? It worked. Ratings aren’t in yet, but I won’t be surprised if the “SYTYCD 100th Show Celebration” ends up one of the highest rated episodes.

MTV.com

Katie Holmes’ SYTYCD Performance Draws Mixed Reviews From Critics

Critics are mixed on Katie Holmes’ Judy Garland-inspired performance on last night’s So You Think You Can Dance.

“When all is said and done, it was a competent job,” Robert Thompson, the director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture at Syracuse University, tells Usmagazine.com.

“She has long legs, she had a couple of moves — although most of the real movement was done by the real dancers,” he continues. “It was by no means Michael Jackson on Motown 25. It wasn’t even a real triumphant senior performing in her high school talent show.”

Adds Mediaweek’s senior TV editor Marc Berman: “It was absolutely a ratings ploy.” Her appearance spiked viewership by 17 percent.

US

Katie Holmes dances Fox to ratings win

With guest star Katie Holmes making an appearance on its 100th episode, “So You Think You Can Dance” defeated its primetime competition to give Fox another Thursday night win.

“Dance” (2.9 rating/9 share in the 18-49 demo, 8.4 million viewers) improved slightly upon last week’s numbers but was the second-most watched of the evening behind a repeat of CBS’ 10 p.m. summer stalwart “The Mentalist” (2.0/6, 9.5m). The Eye’s reality player “Big Brother” (2.0/7, 6.4m) won the 8 o’clock hour.

NBC finished out the Thursday run of “The Listener” (0.9/3, 3.3m) with the venerable “Law & Order” taking over the 10 o’clock slot for the Peacock next week.

Variety.com

BURN THE FLOOR Begins Performances Tomorrow Night 7/25 At Broadway’s Longacre Theatre

BURN THE FLOOR, the electrifying Latin and Ballroom dance spectacular, begins performances tomorrow night Saturday July 25 at 8 PM at Broadway’s Longacre Theatre (220 W. 48 Street). BURN THE FLOOR has thrilled audiences in over 30 countries, and will be the first show of the new Broadway season, playing a limited 12-week engagement. Opening night is Sunday August 2, running through October 18.

Joining The company for three weeks only will be special guest stars Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. BURN THE FLOOR offers the rare opportunity to see Maks & Karina make their Broadway debuts together.

Broadway World

Gilles Marini Working On First Album

LOS ANGELES, Calif. —

Gilles Marini is going from the dance floor to the recording studio.

The ‘Dancing With The Stars’  runner-up broke the news to Access Hollywood’s Nancy O’Dell that he’s working on his debut album.

On Thursday, while participating in the ALS Association’s Fifth Annual CytRX Strike Out Lou Gehrig’s Disease All-Star Tournament charity softball game in Los Angeles alongside Nancy, Gilles told Access he was headed from the field to the recording studio following the game.

‘I’m going to collaborate with very famous and top of the line producers and songwriters,’  he said, explaining what fans can expect. ‘Personally, I love ballads. I love romantic songs, I love a beat. Soft rock. We’re going to mix it all and try to do something pretty cool and hopefully for Thanksgiving.’ 

Access Hollywood

NBC Benches a Heavy Hitter for Fall

But there is one current summer show that is putting up some power numbers this year. NBC’s ‘America’s Got Talent,’  a somewhat old-fashioned variety show competition featuring singers, dancers, jugglers and ventriloquists, is the undisputed ratings champ of the summer. It dominates every hour it is on, posting viewer totals ‘” more than 13 million ‘” that would rank it among the top shows at any time of the year. Tuesday’s edition, with 13.7 million, had more viewers than any nonsports show since the ‘Idol’  finale last May.

So surely the time has come for NBC to elevate its summer hit to television’s top rung of competition. Yet NBC remains hesitant to take the show to the big time of regular season television competition.

‘We program year-round,’  said Ben Silverman, the co-chairman of NBC Entertainment, arguing for keeping the show as a summer powerhouse.

NY Times

Dance director at home with the Stars

First, he danced with the stars. Now, he directs them.

Raj Kapoor, an Edmonton-born dancer who won NBC’s Star Search 18 years ago and has shared the stage with icons like Cher, Madonna and Paula Abdul, works behind the scenes as a successful director and producer of live events, including the tours of American Idol and Dancing With the Stars.

Kapoor is also a video producer, whose talents landed him work with Michael Jackson’s sold-out London concert run, This Is It. His Los Angelesbased company, It Creative Services, was hired to create a piece to run with Jackson’s performance of the ballad I Just Can’t Stop Loving You. Alas, the King of Pop’s sudden death in June meant Kapoor’s video never made its debut at the O2 arena.

“We were just finishing the piece, just a couple of days from completion when he died,” Kapoor said in a recent telephone interview.

Edmonton Journal

  • will

    The softer approach won out, with Allen beating Lambert by fewer than a million votes. . .

    If NewsOK.com says so, I guess it must be true?!?

  • iluvai

    Nice review from the Dallas News, especially this last part:

    The final group number, “Don’t Stop Believin,’ ” was a fitting end to the Season Eight Party, with bubbles floating from above and smiles all around.

    If any of the singers cared about the place in which they finished, they didn’t show it.

    :smile_wp:

  • EmmaJK

    That review of David Cook by the Star Tribune is pretty good (if really oddly worded). Apparently, that particular reviewer hasn’t had anything positive to say about Cook since he won Idol. Progress!

    Here’s a gorgeous rendition of Lie from last night’s concert. He’s performed a portion of this song acappella for several shows, but last night he stepped back from the mic and sang not only acappella, but unmiced. Really, really pretty.

  • will

    This paragraph from the Edmonton Journal piece on Raj Kapoor piqued my interest:

    The Edmonton native has come a long way from his early days as a local jazz and tap dancer. Kapoor attended St. Mary’s High School and got a degree in education at the University of Alberta before moving to L. A. when he was 21. His parents, both teachers, thought he’d be back within a year. They were wrong– thanks to some L. A. dance scholarships, and Paula Abdul. The dancer and singer, who is now an American Idol judge, sponsored Kapoor for his work visa so he could be part of her act at the American Music Awards and Academy Awards.

    So I went searching on YouTube, and here it is, a wonderfully cheese-tastic dance number from the 1990 Academy Awards, choreographed by Paula! She and Dudley Moore then present the Best Song award:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw2Rcwm1HkQ

  • Tess

    I just checked out this fashion video she did for Yahoo! Shine, and I have to say, the girl is lookin’ goooooood.

    I loved the video attached to this article from Jordin Sparks. For all the girls out there I would recommend as a must see. Jordin has come a long way, she really knows how to play to the camera and understands her own strengths and weaknesses.

    P.S. Would someone send this to Kelly Clarkson….I am so tired of her beyond dowdy in your face “take me as I am look”. No matter what Kelly thinks image is important. So glad Jordin gets it….and she ain’t no Barbie Doll.

  • MusicAlltheTime

    So we have reviews from Dallas and Tulsa, and a pre-concert article from Arkansas, and nobody has been scandalized by Adam’s sexual orientation or performance style. (Dallas News called his performance “pg13,” which seems about right.)

    Is this challenging anyone’s stereotypes about the South?

  • May

    Thanks for that Lie video of Cook, EmmaK. That was gorgeous.

    Apparently, that particular reviewer hasn’t had anything positive to say about Cook since he won Idol. Progress!

    That’s why that name sounded so familiar! That guy usually tries to find any opportunity to trash Cook. Nice that his tone changed after seeing him in concert. I thought it was funny that he did his commentary through the eyes of the four idol judges instead of admitting that he liked the concert himself, but as you said this is Progress!

  • happycamper

    Emma-JK, thanks for linking that David Cook video. He is really stepping up the performance of Lie. Man, that was stunning.

  • KenzTK

    If NewsOK.com says so, I guess it must be true?!?

    I was the one who commented and called the writer out on it. As an Oklahoman, I get used to the Daily Oklahoman posting factual errors in the paper. It is one of the worst state newspapers in the nation. In fact, It was named that a few years back. It is a disgrace.

  • Squirrely

    http://broadwayworld.com/article/SPIDERMAN_Star_Evan_Rachel_Wood_On_Adam_Lambert_Talent_Is_Very_Sexy_20090725

    Adam blurb – Evan Rachel Wood really stirred up some media attention for him. Apparently she’s going to star in Spider-man. Since her comments about Adam, they have her starring in all sorts of things, including True Blood. I guess one guest appearance makes you a star. ;p

    Adam Lambert signed a record deal with 19 Entertainment and RCA Recordings. Lambert is scheduled to record that album while on the road with the show’s finalists for the “Idols Live Tour.” The untitled album is expected for release in the fall. Lambert was a true stand out on AMERICAN IDOL’s 8th season – coming in second place in the finals behind winner Kris Allen. The young Los Angeles based singer made every song his own with a soaring vocal style that thrilled week after week. In addition to performing in WICKED, Adam Lambert also had a role in The Ten Commandments and appeared in The Zodiac Show.

  • KenzTK

    I do believe that Kris did win by a large margin, but then the question is how is that possible when the previous week the margin between them was less than a million? That is why there are so many theories floating around as to what happened and I’m sure we don’t want to rehash them here.

    Because Danny’s voters were more inclined to go to Kris instead of Adam. I thought that had been established. But oh well both are incredible in their own ways.

  • HotHotHot

    Please, can we not hear about the voting controversy ever again? It’s old news and it’s over, and things worked out well for everybody. Done. Kaput. Over. Whatever.

  • Squirrely

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    # 12 saga Jul 25th, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    I don’t really think it holds that the reason why they don’t want to release the numbers is because they are marketing this and that idol. To me it has to be something with the voting, something that would make people critisize their system.

    I agree, it’s something with the system. They released all numbers in the passed so it makes no sense to not release these numbers just to save face for a contestant. Fantasia creamed Diana Digarmo, and the Davids was a large margin too.

  • mac

    I went to the Orange County Fair (in Southern California) yesterday. We were wandering around the building where people submit their Arts and Crafts for prize ribbons. All of a sudden I saw that somebody submitted an Adam lambert purse. It had his magazine cover from EW on it. It also had a cute little change bag attached to it with pictures of Randy, Paula, and Simon on it. It was really great looking. It won a second place ribbon. I laughed to myself, because I thought, Adam is everywhere…even at the fair! He looked really good, sitting their with everyone’s prize winning items.

    Thanks for the link to the David Cook performance. It was so beautiful. I love Cookie and I love Lie. It is my favorite song on the album. I hope it is the next single.

  • madefourbabies

    I do believe that Kris did win by a large margin, but then the question is how is that possible when the previous week the margin between them was less than a million?

    Danny being voted off and Kris gaining most of his votes would explain that one.

  • lob

    Vada Jul 25th, 2009 at 11:39 am

    undercooked, my theory is that Kris did win by a large margin. But, since 19 thinks that Adam will be huge in Europe, it doesn’t serve anyone’s purpose to release the vote.

    They are being marketed as co-winners, which wouldn’t work, if a large vote margin became public knowledge.

    Actually, I doubt the vote totals would have any effect on the marketability in Europe. It is my impression that not many idols have significant careers outside of the US and I don’t think coming in first or second on Idol has any impact on that at all. If 19E/RCA believes that Adam could be big in Europe I think they’d market him here regardless of the Idol results.

  • daenarys

    I’m in love……with Dublin (Dave Cook’s lil black scotty). He’s soooooooooo effing cute!

    Getting a new toy.
    Playing with papa.

  • LisaE

    Because Danny’s voters were more inclined to go to Kris instead of Adam.

    I know this is the going theory, but on the West Coast, at least, there were tons of Danny/Adam fans. Those were the top two for a lot of people. Maybe Danny/Adam fans are mutually exclusive elsewhere, but those were the two that got the biggest applause (and often by the same people) at all three So Cal shows I went to. So…who knows. Maybe it has more to do with the “southern voting bloc…”

  • https://twitter.com/pmhowden undercooked

    Danny being voted off and Kris gaining most of his votes would explain that one.

    If that is the case, and it is simple as that, why don’t they release the results? I’m sure they know what Danny’s votes were the previous week and they could easily state, Kris got 90 percent of Danny’s votes. Kris winning isn’t in question. The big question is why don’t they release the vote results? Which leads me to believe there was some sort of technical failure by AT&T or there were huge voting irregularities.

  • KenzTK

    I do not know one Danny/Adam fan. The two fan bases generally dislike each other more than any this year. I remember a couple of weeks ago Danny was trying to mend the fence between the two fan groups.

  • Tess

    Okie, dokie…for all of us ragging on Danny for his wedding singer gig…Jordin, on her MTV interview with Jim, just volunteered to be the wedding singer at Kevin’s nuptials.

  • BestAI

    “Anoop has a following so hardcore that some have dedicated entire blog posts just to his shoe size.”

    What about people on many forums talking about someone’s armpit hair?

  • steve

    I know this is the going theory, but on the West Coast, at least, there were tons of Danny/Adam fans. Those were the top two for a lot of people. Maybe Danny/Adam fans are mutually exclusive elsewhere, but those were the two that got the biggest applause (and often by the same people) at all three So Cal shows I went to. So’ ¦who knows. Maybe it has more to do with the ‘southern voting bloc’ ¦’ 

    All them “dadam” signs in southern cal. would back you up.I’ts a shame no “kradam” signs in sothern cal.

  • https://twitter.com/pmhowden undercooked

    Please, can we not hear about the voting controversy ever again? It’s old news and it’s over, and things worked out well for everybody. Done. Kaput. Over. Whatever.

    I think everyone is fine with Kris winning and Adam coming in second. It really is good for both of them. I think many people, including myself, just want AI to address this now so it will be fixed for next season. They just need to figure out how to make the voting system work better.

  • sagi

    Face it. There was more voting for Kris just to vote against Adam. He looked like the winner the whole season and many fans of the ones voted off used all their power to vote against him in the end. Usually when ones fav is voted off their voting stops. But I believe in this case, especially at the finale, people were determined not to let Adam win. (my opinion)

  • sidney

    The Startribune writer did the same style back in season 5 and season 6 . Which is what the judges would think in a playful sarcastic way . Oh the review was not in the paper just online version and jmo not that bad.David Cook songs are not played allot on the pop stations in mn .

  • Adamme

    Marketing wise – Both, Adam and Kris’s albums are for international market .. so will see how that goes.

    I guess they’re in Little Rock, AR now, I know they’re going to give it all for Kris…. hmmm.. I am wondering how AR responds to Adam tonight.. I hope they like him .. since Kris likes Adam and they’re good friends.

  • girlygirl

    Just heard Kris on a live interview with 98.5 FM…he sounded remarkably awake and excited despite likely operating on little sleep, did a very nice acoustic version of Heartless and talked about some private event up in Napa, CA in November that he’s going to be performing at. (The DJ also mentions how the people from Kris’ church are looking forward to hear him sing on Saturday night again — I guess the church services Kris performed at as a worship leader were on Saturday nights, rather than on Sunday mornings?)

    My favorite part of the interview (which hopefully the radio station website will post), is when the DJ asks him if there’s anything he misses and Kris says (I am paraphrasing here, as I’m not sure this is the exact quote):

    “I miss having a normal wife…um (pauses, laughs)…life. a normal life.”

    Nice Freudian slip there, Kris. LOL!

    It was a short interview, it sounds like he’s going to be doing a ton of press today. I actually missed the first part of the interview — evidently he talked some about twitter and about the sleeping arrangements on the tour bus (Matt has the bunk above Kris — sorry Kradam tinhatters!)

  • Squirrely

    Tess Jul 25th, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Okie, dokie’ ¦for all of us ragging on Danny for his wedding singer gig’ ¦Jordin, on her MTV interview with Jim, just volunteered to be the wedding singer at Kevin’s nuptials.

    Kevin is a friend – Danny is auctioning himself out.

  • cookcricket

    Emma:

    Here’s a gorgeous rendition of Lie from last night’s concert. He’s performed a portion of this song acappella for several shows, but last night he stepped back from the mic and sang not only acappella, but unmiced. Really, really pretty.

    THANK YOU for that link! That was beautiful!! I forwarded it to a non-DC fan friend whose fav. song from the album is “Lie”. I’ll be interested to hear her response.

  • BestAI

    The softer approach won out, with Allen beating Lambert by fewer than a million votes. . .

    If NewsOK.com says so, I guess it must be true?!?

    I think they heard some figures, but they didn’t know it came from the top three results.

  • jms

    I am wondering how AR responds to Adam tonight.. I hope they like him

    bb, relax. They’ll love him too. They’ll just be giving Kris massive amounts of extra love as he’s their hometown bb.

  • Adamme

    bb, relax. They’ll love him too. They’ll just be giving Kris more love as he’s their hometown bb.

    Okay great.. I hope so too… and feel a little bit better. Now I can do my nails for Tuesday night… LOL

  • saga

    Ok, I listened to tons of Kings of Leon since yesterday (been meaning to for a long time) and I would love if Adam could work with them for songs. Not even sure how those guys do their songs, if its one person or the whole band but I really like their latest CD. Very nice~~

  • caroleinfla

    Thanks mj for posting the 2 wonderful articles on season 5 idols .
    I’m happy to know that Ace is getting married.
    Also, that fantastic Taylor Hicks. Great pictures of Taylor and the PM.
    I’ve be reading wonderful reviews of Taylor and Grease.
    I’m waiting my turn when He comes to
    FL.

  • girlygirl

    Someone over at KrisAllenNation made a MP3 file of Kris’ live acoustic version of Heartless from his radio appearance on 98.5 FM this morning.

    Here’s the link:

    Courtesy of Kaiquan from KANation:

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/xoj4yq5tyjg/Heartless.mp3

    This is a really nice version with a lot of changes from the way he performs it on tour, and from how he did it back on Top 3 night.

  • BestAI

    So we have reviews from Dallas and Tulsa, and a pre-concert article from Arkansas, and nobody has been scandalized by Adam’s sexual orientation or performance style. (Dallas News called his performance ‘pg13,’  which seems about right.)

    No matter how conservative or religious, no one is going to get close to sounding homophobic, even if they were. Just not PC journalism.

  • Eileen99

    Girlygirl: Maybe a preview of his new recording? *hoping*

    Thanks for the headsup about the interview – it’s totally adorable, but then, they pretty much always are …

  • BestAI

    Adam blurb – Evan Rachel Wood really stirred up some media attention for him. Apparently she’s going to star in Spider-man. Since her comments about Adam, they have her starring in all sorts of things, including True Blood. I guess one guest appearance makes you a star. ;p

    Many industry people are already calling Adam a star. Even Rolling Stone is already proclaiming Adam a star.

  • girlygirl

    What I want to know is whether Kris put the geographically challenged Matt on a plane to Alaska…

  • lucy

    Kevin is a friend – Danny is auctioning himself out.

    I think professional entertainers pretty much make all their money by auctioning themselves out, don’t they? When you get an opportunity, and it offers both money and some visibility, and it’s not criminal and you don’t have another gig at the moment, you do it, pretty much.

  • HoldMe

    Its not like he’s going on sweet 16.

  • sidney

    Taylor met a President,the PM of Canada and seems to be having fun doing Greese.
    The Big New today—Congrads Ace :drunk_tb:

  • Squirrely

    I think professional entertainers pretty much make all their money by auctioning themselves out, don’t they? When you get an opportunity, and it offers both money and some visibility, and it’s not criminal and you don’t have another gig at the moment, you do it, pretty much.

    I feel Danny doing this contest so soon after the show and having the stigma of not being signed yet when he was a front runner for most of the show is a bad career move. If Jordin was doing it ‘as a contest’ I would view it less harshly because she’s on her sophomore album and I could view this as her way of having some fun. For me for Danny it just seems sad. I have no ill will for Danny, even if this was Kris, Adam and Allison it would seem sad, for the others I wouldn’t it against them.

  • JosieX

    I do not know one Danny/Adam fan.

    Hello! Nice to meet you. Adam and Danny were always my favorites on the show. I voted for Adam, but Danny has been growing on me and I consider them co-favorites now. aek is another poster on here who likes both Adam and Danny. I wouldn’t think it would be all that unusual. They have different styles but they are both powerhouse singers who have kind of an “extrovert” approach to performance. They both have beautiful and very distinctive tones to their voices. There is a lot to like about both of them, in my opinion.

  • aek

    I feel Danny doing this contest so soon after the show and having the stigma of not being signed yet when he was a front runner for most of the show is a bad career move.

    I think Danny will be signed by then. Isn’t the thing in the Fall. But even still, I don’t think the average person even knows that Danny wasn’t signed…they’re probably just not keeping up with it.

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    Wow. After I pitched a giant fit in the headlines thread a few days ago…

    WE ARE STILL REHASHING SEASON 8??????

    What will it take for me to get you all to stop the madnesss?????

    ETA: I’m also GOING TO START BANNING PEOPLE WHO ATTEMPT TO MOD THESE THREADS.

    I went back and excised the voting discussion. That particularly fanwar has raged in these threads way too many times already. I think it’s time to move on.

  • jms

    From Matt’s twitter:

    MGiraudOfficial It’s good to be in Little Rock!! I guess this show sold out in an hour. SO we’re just gonna let kris sing all night..naaah. We’re bringin it

    How cool!! I can’t believe that they didn’t add a second night if it sold out that fast. What a bummer for everyone that didn’t manage to get a ticket. That place is really going to be rocking tonight. I just hope the crowd vibrations don’t cause a major earthquake. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to listen in to hear the roar of the crowd as I actually have a social life tonight. I just hope Little Rock does better at posting vid than Tulsa did.

  • Ashley19

    I’m in love’ ¦’ ¦with Dublin (Dave Cook’s lil black scotty). He’s soooooooooo effing cute!

    Getting a new toy.
    Playing with papa.

    Awww… Sooo cute!!! Thanks daenarys!

  • SarahP

    What I want to know is whether Kris put the geographically challenged Matt on a plane to Alaska’ ¦

    LOL…maybe the tour producers can schedule an extra concert in Alaska and give geography lessons to Matt during the long bus ride?

  • aek

    Would someone send this to Kelly Clarkson’ ¦.I am so tired of her beyond dowdy in your face ‘take me as I am look’ . No matter what Kelly thinks image is important. So glad Jordin gets it’ ¦.and she ain’t no Barbie Doll.

    Nah, I don’t think Kelly needs to be like Jordan. Kelly needs to be herself. If she’s not into the whole makeup/glam looking stuff, then she shouldn’t pretend to be. I like people who are true to themselves. I’m not really a Kelly fan, and I didn’t watch the show that year. It really should be about the music, right?

  • Tess

    Just for the record…my comment about Jordin singing at Kevin’s wedding was in the same vain as Jordin’s. It was meant as humour. I was in no way giving Danny a pass for doing his wedding gig. I guess sarcasm just doesn’t equate into the written word….everything tends to translate much too literal.

  • Trina

    Just heard Kris on a live interview with 98.5 FM’ ¦he sounded remarkably awake and excited despite likely operating on little sleep, did a very nice acoustic version of Heartless and talked about some private event up in Napa, CA in November that he’s going to be performing at.

    And Daughtry is performing at the same event! :jittery_tb:

    Here’s a gorgeous rendition of Lie from last night’s concert

    Good god that’s stunning. So raw and gorgeous. Next single please!

  • SarahP

    KrisAllen4RealHeaded home to rock faces with my friends. Oooooh……watchout!about 12 hours ago from TwitterFon

    cant wait for the “AK” concert :jittery_tb:

  • lavender1960

    Is this new then, letting the Idols do private gigs during the Tour, I don’t remember any of the peeps doing that last year, Archie and Cook had some public promotiing the AI tour gigs but I don’t remember this? And is it wise?

  • Truthiness

    By all the Tweets last night and today, the idols seem really stoked about AR, or is it AK? Or is it Istanbul, not Constantinople? But despite geography challenges, the kids seemed pretty stoked, as does AR. “King of AR,” alrighty. I saw a bit from another interview where the person told Kris he was even a bigger deal than the Razorbacks, but I’m with Kris in being skeptical of that. Of course it helps it’s not college football season, but still, it’s a nice thing to say and Kris really does seem to be a Big Deal there. So tonight is gonna be epically LOUD for him. Which is as it should be.

    I will look forward to the YouTubes from tonight’s show, but won’t even attempt the cellcast. Even if I didn’t actually have a life tonight, because I’m sure the noise would just drown everything out even more than usual.

  • jms

    SarahP: cant wait for the ‘AK’  concert

    So appropriate that you were the one to make fun of this SarahP :innocent1_tb:

    lavender1960, I don’t know the answer to your question in general. But the Kris gig is in November. The tour will be long over by then.

  • Truthiness

    KrisAllen4RealHeaded home to rock faces with my friends. Oooooh’ ¦’ ¦watchout!about 12 hours ago from TwitterFon

    cant wait for the ‘AK’  concert

    So will Kris be able to see Russia from the stage? Will Putin be poking his head around the black “Heartless,” curtain?

  • BeckyMD

    I wonder whether Kris’ gig in November is part of his album promotion. But it is a private event, I don’t know how it chimes in.

  • vanjess38

    “I wonder whether Kris’ gig in November is part of his album promotion. But it is a private event, I don’t know how it chimes in.”

    According to what he said, other artists will be present apart from Daughtry and him. But Daughtry will be headlining. And it’s part of the promotion.

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    The Idols answer twitter questions for Laura Saltman:

    Part 1

    Part 2

  • Vada

    vanjess38 According to what he said, other artists will be present apart from Daughtry and him. But Daughtry will be headlining. And it’s part of the promotion.

    :clap_tb:

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    Kris is VERY excited to be back in Arkansas:

    Twitpic

  • weareallinnocent

    Heartless from his radio appearance on 98.5 FM this morning.

    Here’s the link:

    Courtesy of Kaiquan from KANation:

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/xoj4yq5tyjg/Heartless.mp3

    Thanks girlygirl, but that download didn’t work? Has anyone successfully downloaded using it? Thanks.

    Kris is VERY excited to be back in Arkansas:

    Twitpic

    LOL, he’s showing Matt the correct abbreviation for Arkansas. Funny boys…

  • lavender1960

    Cute picture MJ!

    As a Kansas girl once said, there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home!

  • Natasha

    MGiraudOfficial It’s good to be in Little Rock!! I guess this show sold out in an hour. SO we’re just gonna let kris sing all night..naaah. We’re bringin it

    Heh. Matt’s right. They probably should let Kris do the whole show.

  • Truthiness

    According to what he said, other artists will be present apart from Daughtry and him. But Daughtry will be headlining. And it’s part of the promotion.

    Wait, is it a wedding?

  • Tess

    I can’t imagine how funny it must feel to “come home” when you are on a national tour. Everywhere you are treated like a celebrity, someone outside of the normal sphere.

    You perform at your home venue and you look out at the audience and think…these are the kids I hung around with in school, and these are the folks that I sung with at church, and these are my teachers or classmates who know ME but now they kind of act different, a little in awe, a little weird. I can imagine the juxtaposition feels funny….

    Some celebrity told a story about running into a woman who giggled and asked him for an autograph. The celeb asked for her name and recognized it.
    “This is surreal” he said “you used to change my poopy diapers and now you want my autograph?” he said to his old baby sitter who he hadn’t seen in years.

  • babybelle32

    Kris sounded incredible on Heartless, this morning. I know that he was just trying to protect his voice, and it’s probably hard to sing that early, but it was just another example of how versatile he is.

    Here’s a link to Kris performing Heartless on the radio this morning. http://www.sendspace.com/file/6n0zgg

  • Margie

    Thanks girlygirl, but that download didn’t work? Has anyone successfully downloaded using it? Thanks.

    Someone posted this alternate link which worked for some of us…

    http://www.sendspace.com/file/6n0zgg

  • girlygirl
  • Ladyguard

    I agree….maybe Kris should do the whole show in LittleRock….I have a really bad feeling about this state.

  • saga

    The Idols answer twitter questions for Laura Saltman:

    Part 1

    Part 2

    Is it just me or does Matt look really weird and uncomfortable in that video?

  • Tess

    I agree’ ¦.maybe Kris should do the whole show in LittleRock’ ¦.I have a really bad feeling about this state.

    My brother-in-law was raised in Little Rock and if he is any indication of the liberals in Arkansas I don’t think any of the idols have a thing to worry about. I expect that this is going to be one loud and boisterous show for all the idols….I’m pretty sure that AR wouldn’t dis one of their favorite sons by not showing respect for his fellow idols.

  • twittwit

    Here’s a link to Kris performing Heartless on the radio this morning. http://www.sendspace.com/file/6n0zgg

    Thank you so much. AMAZING!!!! I have always preferred the acoustic version of Heartless than the studio or the concert version.

    Any idea if there is a live stream of tonight’s concert aside from Rickey’s cellcast?

  • Ladyguard

    Tess….I really hope so

  • sagi

    Yeah, I think people worry too much about the idol’s reception at different venues. I think for the most part people enjoy the whole concert respectfully despite having favorite(s). There may be a handful of rude people here or there, but that is normal in any large congregation of people. I go watch my kids Christmas concerts at school, I am there to watch and give my kids love and support but I applaud all the kids :) But I do expect a HUGE response for Kris tonight and he deserves that especially here in his home state. It does not mean the others are not going to get any love.

  • Heart

    The Idols answer twitter questions for Laura Saltman:

    Part 1

    Part 2

    Thanks, mj, for the links!

    WOW! In Part 2, Michael really gushes about Adam as a ‘freakin rock star’, and about Alison and Adam’s Slow Ride as being his favorite part of the concert. He says it looks like they’ve been doing this for “30 years”. It’s a figure of speech about the 30 years part, but I have to agree with him when he talks about Adam.

    Notice when Micheal talks about Adam’s performance, he kinda gets breathless and excited like his heart beats faster, and it’s kinda hard to put it into words. Just like some of us fans!!!

  • Tatiana

    Ladyguard
    Jul 25th, 2009 at 4:22 pm
    I agree’ ¦.maybe Kris should do the whole show in LittleRock’ ¦.I have a really bad feeling about this state.

    Are you kidding?? Bill Clinton is from Arkansas!!! LOL

  • GeminiDolly
  • gulfluv

    Why would anyone be worried about the other idols in Little Rock or “have a bad feeling” about it? Because it’s in the south? I’m getting a little tired of the insulting stereotyping about this wonderful part of the country. ALL of the idols will be fine tonight in Little Rock, and on into Tennessee, Georgia, and the Carolina’s. If anything, we southerners are warm, hospitable and gracious. We want to make you feel at home. And feed you. That stereotype is kinda true.
    I will be surprised if every single venue is not an Adam crowd. The only difference about Little Rock is that it will ALSO be a Kris crowd, which is exciting. I’m sure the first twitters we get will be about people screaming for Adam AND Kris’s pictures flashing on the screen.

  • girlygirl

    Great…the tour band just did a live stream chat…ad I missed it because I had no clue. They even had Adam in there to take questions. They had to go off to the sound check, but supposedly they are coming back, and promised to have some of the Idols with thm…so keep an eye out on the band members’ tweets so we know when this starts again

    (supposedly Adam blew up some of the Kradam stuff, saying he and Kris don’t use the earphone splitters or cuddle — adn he also evidently said the Drake tattoo was a photoshopped pic/rumor)

    It would be nice if someoen transcribed/recorded this live chat, but somehow I doubt it.

  • locracia

    Aaroon Spears the drummer tweeted that the band was on live stream. Adam was there for a few minutes and we chatted with the band. They went to do a sound check and will be back. They will try to get other IDOLS, it was so exciting.

    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/kokokitv

  • wordnerdarchie

    Thanks for that link to “Lie” by David Cook. It truly is breathtaking. I looked at the rest of the videos from that poster taken at Mystic Lake and saw this one.

    Straight Ahead in which David Cook takes a stroll through the crowd during the middle of that performance. He made some fans very happy.

  • Q3

    Hey y’all. Arrived at my hotel in Little Rock and found the lobby and hotel bar filled with Adam fans — all in town to see the concert. Most of the people I met were from Louisiana, and a couple from Mississippi — like us.

    It is hot and humid here, so best to stay inside. Good excuse to have a drink before the concert!

    One of the people from Louisiana said that there were some vans of Adam fans coming in from St. Louis. I don’t know if that’s true but I hope so. I want it to be a great night for Kris but having a few other Adam fans will be nice. And we all have great seats up front on the floor.

  • JazzRocks

    http://www.tmz.com/2009/07/25/former-idol-contestant-found-dead/
    OT I guess, but I had to comment on this: Alexis Cohen from last year (AND this year), she of the potty mouth. She’s from my home town & she was found dead in the street!

  • girlygirl

    That’s too bad about Alexis Cohen.But somehow I’m not surprised — she seemed like she was a troubled person.

  • leeaundra

    gulfluv

    If anything, we southerners are warm, hospitable and gracious. We want to make you feel at home. And feed you. That stereotype is kinda true.

    That has always been my experience while in the South too (especially the feeding part – lol). The part of my family that lives there (and their friends) are always gracious, generous and warm. If they disagree with you, they will tell you, but they are not rude about it. Far better manners than my family and friends here in the Midwest.

  • https://twitter.com/draddee Sunn

    Hey Q3, Glad to see you’ve arrived safely. Have a great time at the concert. Can’t wait to read your updates when I wake up in the morning. :)

  • girlygirl

    It sounds like Adam is going to have a lot of support tonight. Why am I not surprised?

  • Truthiness

    I agree’ ¦.maybe Kris should do the whole show in LittleRock’ ¦.I have a really bad feeling about this state.

    I’m not worried about AR for Adam at all. I think it’s going to be a VERY positive experience for all the idols, with of course the biggest applause going, as it should, to Kris. What I think is going to happen is that it’s just going to be a very pumped crowd all the way around they’re probably going to be cheering like everyone. It will probably be one big celebration and ending in a freakout for Kris.

    And Q3, cool you’re going tonight. Hope you have a great time, definitely look forward to the recap.

    It is hot and humid here, so best to stay inside. Good excuse to have a drink before the concert!

    And that is an excellent excuse and excellent idea.

  • NewMoon

    I hope this is a kris crowd.I’m so sick of adam crowds.I want to see more kris fans and kris love because all these adam fans are annoying and sick by throwing bras and acting crazy.

  • BeckyMD

    screeshot from the ustream.tv chat before

    http://i26.tinypic.com/2r5qg69.jpg

    I really miss the make-up-free Adam and his boyish smile :glurps_tb:

  • flashus

    Is anyone live streaming?

  • girlygirl

    Q3

    Are you going to be tweeting during the concert?

  • richie10

    I live in Louisiana, near New Orleans, and we love Adam down here. I’m originally from Texas and called my mother there recently to tell her I was going to a concert next week to see one of the guys from AI and she got all excited (she’s 79 by the way) and said “oh, Adam Lambert?”. I nearly died that she knew who he was. I asked her how she guessed that and she said, “I read the paper and saw an article on him”. She doesn’t watch AI at all but knew who Adam was and thought it was great that I was going to see him. My kids like Adam too but make fun of my Adam worship. I think Adam is universally accepted here in the US and will get a lot of respect and admiration at all the southern concerts. I’m not a bit worried about him. I don’t think the votes will ever make sense to me based on his popularity and the amount of fans he seems to have at each concert. They really need to change the voting system to better reflect the number of fans rather than the number of votes. Texting has gotten so out of hand and it really shows this year.

  • BeckyMD

    I believe it would be Kris crowd. But that may be not able to tell from scream-o-meter tho because Adam’s fans will probably scream their lungs out tonight.

  • dhunken

    I hope this is a kris crowd.I’m so sick of adam crowds.I want to see more kris fans and kris love because all these adam fans are annoying and sick by throwing bras and acting crazy.

    I am sure there is going to be huge support for Kris as well as it should be he is amazing and it is his home state, but I wouldn’t be surprised that there will be garments thrown on stage for Adam. Even though it is Kris country there are a lot of Kradam fans down there too who love both Kris and Adam, just probably Kris more.

  • Natasha

    It sounds like Adam is going to have a lot of support tonight. Why am I not surprised?

    It sounds like they’re coming in from out of state. lol

  • aek

    really miss the make-up-free Adam and his boyish smile

    Yeah, I think Adam looks better without makeup, personally.

  • vanjess38

    edit: knock off the baiting and the fan warring.

  • BeckyMD

    There are some screenshots of the ustream on IDF. Scroll down for the pics. Adam was really cute there. Not surprisingly with a water bottle.

    http://idolforums.com/index.php?showtopic=620765&st=240

  • Truthiness

    I hope this is a kris crowd.I’m so sick of adam crowds.I want to see more kris fans and kris love because all these adam fans are annoying and sick by throwing bras and acting crazy.

    Well Kris got bedazzled plaid boxers thrown at him in Dallas, does that count? And if he wore them he could match Adam’s ugly, ugly vest of bedazzaled ugliness. Did I mention that vest is ugly? Okay.

    And DAMN that hacker for blocking my crusade against that thing! I was going to try and make it a trending Tweet #SaveAdamsPrettyKillHisUglyVest er something like that.

  • Adamdebomb

    Poor Miss Cohen-she seemed like a very troubled soul with some mental issues. She was a better singer then Courtney Love, so she probably could have fronted some sort of terrible band….

    I think Adam, and the rest of the idols, will get a fine reception in the South and Midwest. The only places where I predict the reception to be lukewarm are parts of the jaded north east. I am from the south, but now live in Rochester, NY-and from what I can tell, most of the concert goers are coming in from Canada (where AI is popular). AI is NOT very popular around here, and I think most people have never heard of Adam Lambert. I had extra tickets to sell, and almost all of the people interested are from Canada even though I listed them on the local Craigslist.

  • girlygirl

    I think Adam looks great anytime, but I prefer it when he wears just a little bit of makeup, rather than the heavier stuff.

    Meanwhile, evidently on that live chat with the band, they were totally trashing NoBo, calling it “wack”. Hahaha

  • GeminiDolly

    Ya, I think Adam is more handsome when hes natural faced.

  • girlygirl

    Funny reply from Kokoki:

    #kokoki: @shoshpaige kris doesn’t ride the tour busses, he descends from heaven on a ray of light carried by doves just before the gig#

  • AC

    I don’t get why we have to label crowds Adam ones or Kris ones. For the most part, people are there to enjoy the whole concert. If one person gets louder cheers, it does not mean they are not enjoying the other.

  • GeminiDolly

    crystalmckinney: Everyone loses their shit when Adam Lambert’s face crosses the screen. This is awesome!

  • GeminiDolly

    nnjones99: Kris Allen just walked right in front of us. Girls are a screaming!!!

  • babybelle32

    I don’t get why we have to label crowds Adam ones or Kris ones. For the most part, people are there to enjoy the whole concert. If one person gets louder cheers, it does not mean they are not enjoying the other.

    This is one of the truest statements that I’ve ever read. It’s a concert to support the year that all of these contestants had on a tv reality show, it’s not an event where people are going to stage some culture war or to continue a competition.

    Ahh, I’m sad that I skipped the band’s event today. I think they’ve made it pretty clear that they didn’t like NB, but they seemed to hate Taylor’s song more. And I have to agree, NB is a masterpiece compared to that mess.

  • SuzforKris

    I’m with you 100% on this one AC!

  • girlygirl

    Is Kris walking around the arena like someone said (in a concert recap/report on here) he was doing earlier in the tour? I don’t think he could get away with being anonymous in the arena in Little Rock!!!

    Little Rock is on Central time, right? So the concert should be starting in about 20 minutes?

  • girlygirl

    The guys in the band also hinted that there is a diva among the Idols — and that it is one of the guys — (but not Adam or Kris).

  • KenzTK

    The guys in the band also hinted that there is a diva among the Idols ‘” and that it is one of the guys ‘” (but not Adam or Kris).

    I have a hunch that person is Scott. I don’t mean to just throw someone out there like that but he has just seemed so egotistical to me.

  • Adamme

    I have few questions, if you could help please:

    1. Can we bring in camera? what kind of camera can we bring in?
    2. Can we bring in vid cam? I’ve seen all these you tube video, especially the clear and great ones,

    Just curious. Thanks for all the inputs if you have guys .. :)

  • Trina

    DC is going to be on Regis & Kelly August 7
    Between that, GMA, the Skechers promo and his Nokia concert he’s going to have a busy couple of days in NY.

  • saga

    Are you sure they hinted it was a guy? I couldn’t really make out what they were saying (didn’t hear the people in the back that well) but I got the impression it was a girl.

  • girlygirl

    Saga:

    The people over on ontd_ai are saying that the “diva” is a guy. Because at first Aaron (the drummer) said there were no divas on this tour, but then he said something like (paraphrasing) “or are they (the people asking the questions) only talking about the girls”

  • girlygirl

    sista_christaa: #boy this is kris allen nation, not one person in black O.o
    #42 minutes ago from mobile web

  • cookcricket

    KenzTK Jul 25th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    The guys in the band also hinted that there is a diva among the Idols ‘” and that it is one of the guys ‘” (but not Adam or Kris).

    I have a hunch that person is Scott. I don’t mean to just throw someone out there like that but he has just seemed so egotistical to me.

    Lol, you said what I was going to say. I do wonder a little if he just feels like he always has to stand up for himself somehow and just goes overboard.

  • girlygirl

    jamieminchey: Kris just came out and stood in a private box the crowd saw him and went nuts. 11 minutes ago from txt

    douglas0711 : kris just waved to the crowd from his family’s private box! hey kris, katy & daniel! 11 minutes ago from PockeTwit

  • kw

    Thanks for the DC “Lie” video. It was breathtaking. That boy can sing and he’s easy on the eyes too.

  • blacksequin

    I have no doubt that Scott IS the “diva”.
    Scott is the only S8 Top 10 group member that complained about the Idol show to the press.
    When his Billy Joel piano duet was dropped from the Season Finale show, he whined about it to the media.
    You didn’t hear Matt complain about that, and he was part of that cancelled number.
    Matt also only got one small finale show solo doing a couple of lines of “Black Magic Woman”.
    Matt went farther in the competition than Scott, and was also given the judge’s “save”, yet no griping from Giraud.
    It was awkward to watch Scott almost beg Simon to “save” him the week that he was eliminated. What was he thinking????
    From interviews I have read, Scott also seems to be planning on making an album, like it’s a no-brainer that he will get signed.
    I remember on Larry King Live, Scott didn’t seem to talk about anyone but himself, and the others didn’t seem particularly warm towards him.
    Te only comment I remember Scott making about Adam during Jillian’s & Ace’s post-finale show was a one-liner about Adam’s personality, not about his talent etc.
    I kind of believe that Scott is the one that Adam doesn’s care for, but Adam is a gentleman and has refused to say who it is.
    It was not Gokey or Sarver after all as they ahve shown themselves to be Adan’s friends so it has to be Scott. Just sayin”…..

  • lucy

    Lol, you said what I was going to say. I do wonder a little if he just feels like he always has to stand up for himself somehow and just goes overboard.

    I get the impression that, for whatever reason, he both has huge huge confidence in himself and has trouble gauging how he comes across to other people. It kind of strikes me that he may have a touch of the “autism spectrum” in him, or at least a bit of that kind of brain.

    Even if you don’t in the least intend to be a diva and are not really a diva at heart, if you’re super confident but a little hamhanded and tin-eared in your dealings with others, you can easily come across that way, I think. Scott reminds me very much of some kids that I’ve taught who had those qualities. They don’t mean anybody ill at all, but they inadvertently manage to rub a lot of people the wrong way. If he is the one who’s thought of as a diva, he’d probably be super-shocked to hear that.

  • lucy

    From interviews I have read, Scott also seems to be planning on making an album, like it’s a no-brainer that he will get signed.

    He’s also said that he’s got four albums out already. And he does — his family acapella group has one for sale on CD Baby and Scott has three piano albums up there. So he may just mean that he’s going to put out another album on his own, and then hope that with the new exposure he can draw some interest from somebody to distribute it. I think that’s likely, actually, since he talks about the personally-produced CD Baby albums as if they’re just like label-distributed albums too, really. He may just not make a distinction. He’s already selling albums, and now he plans to sell another one — with him singing this time — and he’ll hope to drum up label interest.