American Idol Headlines for 08/20/11

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Idols Live at Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, VA. Show begins at 7 pm

Bo Bice at The Shed, Maryville, TN
Bucky Covington at Trinity Entertainment Complex, St. Robert, MO
Blake Lewis at City Lights Music Festival, Grand Rapids, MI
Casey James at Main Street Festival, North Canton, OH
Danny Gokey at Dodge County Fair, Beaver Dam, WI
Melinda Doolittle at Moon Dance Amphitheatre, Lexington, KY
Michael Johns at Tin Roof Cantina, Atlanta, GA
Phil Stacey at R.I.O.T. on the River, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Taylor Hicks at Lake Mission Viejo, Mission Viejo, CA
Tim Urban at Magic Valley Mall, Twin Falls, ID
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Kimberly Caldwell hosts Rock n Roll Fantasy camp which kicks off tonight at 10 pm on VH1 Classic.

X Factor UK premieres today on ITV1 at 8 pm GMT

Constantine Maroulis Brings Down the House at D23 Expo with Rock Star Mickey from Fisher-Price® and Disney

ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Constantine Maroulis, star of Rock of Ages and former finalist on American Idol, joined Fisher-Price®, a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. MAT -0.59% , and Disney Consumer Products to bring down the house at D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif. today with a rockin’ concert to introduce the new Rock Star Mickey interactive feature plush. The rocker jammed on stage with Mickey Mouse to show kids and Disney fans classic rock star moves featured in the interactive plush including Rock Star Mickey’s signature move, the Mickety-Split. The two have also teamed up for the Rock Star Mickey TV commercial, which is set to air Sept. 6. With strong pre-sales currently underway, Rock Star Mickey (#RockStarMickey) is expected to be a fan favorite this holiday season.

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X Factor 2011: Here’s what the hopefuls sang at bootcamp

The X Factor bootcamp ended last night, with each judge finally finding out which category they would be mentoring and taking through to judges houses.

But the whole thing started earlier this week, with around 200 hopefuls being given a list of six songs and told to perform them for the panellists on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Fans kick off about manufactured groups One Step, The Risk, Faux Pas, WS, Y and Brooklyn formed at X Factor 2011 bootcamp

Last year Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh asked some moderately talented contestants to come together and form two groups, boyband One Direction and girl group Belle Amie.

One D went on to become one of the stand out acts on the 2010 series, attracting major attention from thousands of screaming female fans and in a bid to repeat the pattern, yesterday it was claimed that Kelly Rowland, Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh and Tulisa Contostavlos followed suit.

Read more at Unreality TV

 
  • http://www.twilightslo.com Mateja
  • Trina

    That Rock Star Mickey is adorable! Constantine is a daddy now so its cute he’s doing stuff like that.

  • steph6449

    mj, I don’t know why that popped up circulating for Danny but that is from quite a while ago when he did a project with Clorox.

    This was a video when Danny was on his way to do an event with the school kids who won.

    It also was written up by a blogger at CMT.com.

  • certain1

    Someone mentioned last night that Danny was looking thin in a picture that was posted.. this may be why

    Video with Danny dancing up a storm at his show last night..we even got a cowboy hat :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIutep47NRQ

  • steph6449

    we even got a cowboy hat :)

    Lol. It was fun to see him try it, but he’s a smart man to take it off pretty quick. Not really Danny’s look ;)

  • jenipop

    I’m heading to the Idols Live show tonight in Richmond, Va. So excited to see them all!!

  • larc

    Freedom Day for S10 Idols should be coming up soon if they are operating under the same time setup as in the past. That would be when 19′s option on them expires. In past seasons, those who 19 had no plans for became free agents to negotiate their own deals with labels 90 days after the end of the season. If my math is right, Monday will be the day.

  • tripp_ncwy

    RCA Ed Thursday, August 18, 2011
    #I’m walking out the door to meet David for a Pandora shoot,

    #Well, the kiss on the neck didn’t go over too well, but otherwise I think David was glad to see me! Seriously, he sent back his love to one and all, and the shoot went great. You’ll be seeing the fruits of it in early September, if dates hold.

    Did we know about this?

  • happyhexer

    If any Casey James fans pop on, can you tell me the name of his official twitter account? I asked the same question on the 8/19/11 headlines thread, after a conversation with ri, who assured me that Casey uses twitter judiciously (and therefore is safe for me to follow).

  • steph6449

    @caseyejames

  • Ratna12

    Mateja, GMT is 8 hours ahead of PST, so the X Factor UK will start in about 1.5 hours ?

  • emmuzka

    X-Factor UK… to follow or not to follow? would Project Runway be enough to satisfy my craving for reality until X-Factor US?

    .. okay, I’m following it. (as well as the next AI, and I don’t even particularly LIKE Idol anymore!)

  • Indigobunting

    Casey uses twitter judiciously (and therefore is safe for me to follow).

    Judiciously is putting it mildly. I’ve followed him from the start and there are periods when he won’t tweet for weeks or even a month.
    And that was before he “got busy”. If taking 2 minutes to connect with fans is too much ;)
    But he makes up the quantity by linking to long letters (his yellow notes) on occasion.
    And at least he does his own Twitter account; unlike some big artists who the label/management obviously manages.

  • girlygirl

    As far as I can tell, all the Idols who have twitter accounts run those themselves. This is sometimes a good thing (fun posts about stuff you wouldn’t necessarily get if some label or mgmt person handled it, twitter parties, etc) and sometimes a bad thing (comments that can be controversial, long silences, not promoting themselves enough, etc)

  • girlygirl
  • sagi

    Happyhexer, Casey’s twitter is @CaseyEJames

  • http://www.twilightslo.com Mateja

    X Factor UK starts in 7 minutes! YAY

  • http://emuisemo.pbworks.com eilonwy

    Just to get a benchmark on the level of tweeting necessary to have a successful album if you’re not Gaga… do y’all think Mumford & Sons are active enough on Twitter?

  • wordnerdarchie

    RCA Ed Thursday, August 18, 2011
    #I’m walking out the door to meet David for a Pandora shoot,

    #Well, the kiss on the neck didn’t go over too well, but otherwise I think David was glad to see me! Seriously, he sent back his love to one and all, and the shoot went great. You’ll be seeing the fruits of it in early September, if dates hold.

    Did we know about this?

    I knew about this, don’t recall if it was discussed in one of the headlines threads, though. Cook fans are just waiting patiently for more details.

  • http://www.twilightslo.com Mateja

    I’m watching X Factor UK and it’s very entertaining.

    Gary: No. No. No. No. No. Is it too late to resign?

    At 9:15pm The Xtra Factor starts on ITV-2. Olly Murs, runner up from season 6 is one of the two hosts.

  • ri

    happyhexer, sorry i haven’t been on the blog much today to answer your question. guess by now you know CaseyJ’s twitter account is @CaseyEJames and in case you were unaware…any other questions you may have about CaseyJ can probably be answered by going to thecaseyjamesblog.com. it is quite comprehensive.

  • candyhives

    Freedom Day for S10 Idols should be coming up soon if they are operating under the same time setup as in the past. That would be when 19?s option on them expires. In past seasons, those who 19 had no plans for became free agents to negotiate their own deals with labels 90 days after the end of the season. If my math is right, Monday will be the day.

    Everybody but Scotty, Lauren, Haley, and Pia- I wonder if James will just officially get signed then?

  • Incipit

    Cook fans are just waiting patiently for more details.

    wordnerdarchie, ain’t that the truth! Heh.

    I put the information about the Pandora shoot in one of the Headline threads, along with RCA Ed’s quasi-official confirmation of the Cook/DeGraw package tour and all the relevant links – but until there are details, there’s not much to discuss, for me.

  • connie0128

    Update on Belgian stage collapse:

    http://m.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/aug/19/belgian-pop-festival-storm-deaths?cat=world&type=article

    The lineup for the three-day festival was to have included Foo Fighters, Eminem and The Offspring.

  • Valentin432

    Well, the X Factor may have changed the judges but the heavy handed edit and pompous soundtrack is still there. They just put a girl in the top 5 with that edit.

  • Valentin432

    Lol, all the trending topics on twitter seem to be related to that girl Janet Devlin with ex contestants comps Katie W and Diana V, to me the girl looks a whole lot like the actress who plays Luna Lovegood on the Harry Potter movie franchise

  • Elliegrll

    I liked Janet, but I hate the way that they’ve edited George’s audition. He’s bad, but they obviously manipulated the sound in order to make him look worse.

  • steph6449

    from Danny’s steel player at their location today, lol.

    JustinWard77 Justin Ward
    The scene in front of the stage today… Tractor pull!!! #FordCommander6000 lockerz.com/s/131404973

  • http://www.twilightslo.com Mateja
  • fadetowhite

    Like the new X Factor judges – Simon isn’t missed, which will no doubt piss him off.

    There weren’t really any great auditions – a couple with potential: the young girl and the pizza woman. I couldn’t see anything great about the 18 year old with his 8 female conquests’ names tattoed on his backside: classy or what?

  • candyhives

    Like the new X Factor judges – Simon isn’t missed, which will no doubt piss him off.

    Kinda like how idol did so well without him- I love seeing his ego being slapped in the face.

  • http://www.twilightslo.com Mateja

    Actually, I think Simon won’t mind. X Factor UK is still his show, so he wants it to do well. He just can’t do two shows at the same time, so he left the one that is already established monster.

  • bananafish

    Anyone have a link to watch the x-factor (late)? The one I bookmarked from justinTV from last year doesn’t seem to be working anymore.

  • http://www.twilightslo.com Mateja

    I watch on tvpc.com. Click LIVE, then find UK and ITV 1. I see 4 links for that channel right now, usually at least one of them works for me.

  • Ratna12

    Can anybody in the US access the X Factor ?

  • Susan

    JDurbinAI10 James Durbin
    I will be rockin a new hairdo tonite! WWWYKI

    Well, I’m curious lol. Anyone know what WWWYKI means?

  • fadetowhite

    Actually, I think Simon won’t mind. X Factor UK is still his show, so he wants it to do well.

    Oh absolutely – but it still tickles to imagine his ego being flicked.

  • sagi

    WWWYKI = woo woo woo you know it. Source: Urban dictionary! :)

    ETA (The full phrase is the catchphrase of WWE superstar Zach Ryder.) Makes sense now how JD used it!

  • steph6449

    Lol. Danny is apparently in the latest Country Weekly with one of his tweets. Their choice?

    dannygokey: There’s no better way to start a morning than shoving pancakes down your throat. The end!…
    mmm pancakes!!!!!

    Pancakes are yummy though :)

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    Best X Factor audition today? Anybody with buzz I should blog about?

  • http://www.twilightslo.com Mateja

    Janet Devlin’s audition – The X Factor 2011
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7X1vbkO7_8

    Today’s auditions, posted by XF UK.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/TheXFactorUK#p/c/C3DADBC4F7085295

    There was at least one more female that also received good feedback.

  • Elliegrll

    Anyone have a link to watch the x-factor (late)? The one I bookmarked from justinTV from last year doesn’t seem to be working anymore.

    Can anybody in the US access the X Factor ?

    I used this one:
    http://www.justin.tv/big_brother_tv/b/293081840?

    http://www.tvpc.tv/ChannelList.php is usually pretty good, but the stream that I was initially following kept going in and out.

  • http://www.twilightslo.com Mateja

    Basically the article I posted earlier should have all the info.

    THIS

  • http://www.twilightslo.com Mateja

    34 hours after the release, One Direction’s music video already has 588,334 views, 27,356 likes, 1,330 dislikes

  • steph6449

    Danny has a new concert event in Ocala FL September 19th

    http://www.937kcountry.com/Acoustic-Concert/9017694
    .

    From Danny’s concert scene tonight

    Amaaaaaaaazing crowd out here to see @dannygokey!

  • Trina

    LOL Casey tweeted a pic of him and James. Looks like his hair is kind of two toned?
    http://t.co/71QPe1V

  • HotHotHot

    CaseyEJames Casey Everett James
    :) lockerz.com/s/131553444

  • Susan

    LOL Casey tweeted a pic of him and James. Looks like his hair is kind of two toned?
    http://t.co/71QPe1V

    Hmmm… he’s had the blond streak for a while now, hasn’t he? He tweeted something about spiking his hair.

  • Ratna12

    Thanks Elliegrll and Mateja, I’ll save the X Factor links for next week.

  • goboywonder

    Apparently someone hacked David A’s twitter account tonight while he was attending the Los Tigres Del Norte concert. His mom performed also.

    David Archuleta
    Gonna call it a night now though. good night guys!

    David Archuleta
    Ok so that last tweet was really me back in my account haha. If anymore tweets come tomorrow or from an iphone it’s not me.

    David Archuleta
    Phew figured that problem out and back into my account. Sorry everyone for the fake me. Weird having your space invaded sometimes lol.

    David Archuleta
    Someone changed my password and so I can only tweet from my phone right now. If it’s not from my phone sorry for whatever is said

    David Archuleta
    Hm so apparently there is a particular crazier fan who is hacking into my twitter? lol sorry everyone

    David Archuleta
    Voy para el concierto de Los Tigres Del Norte esta noche aqui en Utah.

  • LVD

    Casey played 3 new songs, this is one of them, Crazy Tonight:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wqayj8NoBI&feature=share

  • sagi

    Alright, Casey!! That was awesome. Can’t wait to hear more! :)

  • fuzzywuzzy

    There will be a piece on Ryan Seacrest on “Sunday Morning” on CBS today. Show is from 9:00-10:30 AM.

  • happyhexer

    Thank you to everyone who answered my question about CaseyJ’s twitter name. And glad I asked, since I got two different answers — @caseyjames & @CaseyEJames

    I’m going to assume the one with the middle initial is the correct one, since more than one person gave me that answer.

    (Sorry I never got back to this thread yesterday, but I was soaking up the rays of a perfect summer day.)

  • happyhexer

    Okay, just logged on to twitter & started following @CaseyEJames. And checked first, but it does look like his official account.

    It’s so annoying that when you try to search for an artist’s account, twitter will bring up suggestions for everyone else (fans) but not the artist’s official account!

  • epic_win77

    happyhexer says:
    Okay, just logged on to twitter & started following @CaseyEJames. And checked first, but it does look like his official account.

    It IS CaseyJ’s official Twitter. Forgive the dude for being tech-challenged so he isn’t verifying the account.

    I challenge you to read his tweets. You can pretty much read all of it in one-day LOL.