American Idol Headlines for 09/06/11

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Idols Live at Oncenter, Syracuse, NY. Show begins at 7 pm.

Jasmine Trias at Muckleshoot Casino, Auburn WA
Trenyce in “Thriller LIve”, UK London
More at Idol Stages

Chris Daughtry tweets, “Good afternoon, morning, night! It’s a big day in the world of Daughtry. Meetings, studio, picking first single…etc.”

Adam Lambert tweets, “Hi folks! Burning Man was wild!!! My spirit needed that!!

It looks like Crystal Bowersox will guest on OWN’s The Rosie Show. The producers want to hear from her fans. HERE.

Kris Allen announces the Kidz Star USA Top 4 Finalists

Kris Allen is serving as Judge and Mentor of the Kidz Bop Star USA competition. More information HERE.

Lauren Alaina Learns to Surf!

Scotty McCreery – How to Pack a Shoebox

Scotty McCreery shares in the simple gift Operation Christmas Child

via TheSallyFitch

David Guetta Raves About ‘Beautiful’ Jennifer Hudson

“I was in the studio with her,” Guetta said. “To be honest, I didn’t know her so well, but I had heard her voice and I fell in love with it. It’s a difficult song. You need a really big voice to be able to perform that song. I was like, ‘Whoa!’ She obviously has an amazing voice, and I think it was a really interesting exercise for her and for me.

“I always love to take singers and take them out of their boxes, and to come with a dance song with her was really exciting. She is beautiful in every way: as a person, as a singer, as a human being. She delivered like crazy.”

Read more at MTV

Chaz Bono’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Breakdown?

“I got so many positive tweets yesterday, I couldn’t get through them all,” Chaz revealed during a photo shoot with partner Lacey Schwimmer.

Encouragement from fans will be especially appreciated this season as there are no clear frontrunners for the competition.

“I had my first Dancing with the Stars breakdown,” Chaz joked, acknowledging that at 42-years-old it can be painful to learn a new physical activity.

Read more at ETOnline

Chaz Bono’s Dancing with the Stars Portrait Revealed

He’s already one of the most talked-about contestants on season 13 of Dancing with the Stars. And with the competition a little less than two weeks away, Chaz Bono’s official DWTS portrait has been released.

See the photo at People

The Chaz Bono Controversy

Chaz Bono was interviewed on GMA this morning regarding the backlash to his appearance on Dancing With The Stars.

 
  • hoa_teca

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

    Lol, can Scotty get any cuter?

    He shares simple tips in preparing gift for Operation Christmas Child

  • fuzzywuzzy

    They had a brief interview with Chaz on GMA this morning where he addressed those who object to him being on DWTS (they showed a video clip of a Million.moms rep).

    Chaz Bono Calls ‘DWTS’ Controversy ‘Crazy’
    Chaz Bono joins “GMA” to discuss the complaints against him.
    9/06/2011

    Video HERE.

  • Pam

    That Operation Christmas Child vid was very sweet. lol at the Elvis doll. It’s a very worthy cause to brighten up the faces of children from mostly 3rd world countries. I’ve seen videos of these children receiving these boxes every year and the smiles on their faces are priceless. We take take the simple things in life for granted like our washcloths, soap, and toothpaste where in these countries, necessities like this are so hard to come by. It’s always nice to see where your contributions and boxes are going.

  • artemis

    Wuli Records has released a teaser for Never There, a preIdol song that Lee DeWyze wrote. He recorded the vocals in 2009 and Wuli has redone the music; it will be available for sale soon.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VdJASbsZcM&feature=youtu.be&a

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Scotty was very cute in that video clip. I just wish that he would have made his appeal a little less Christian-specific. JMO. NBD.

  • ilovekrisallen39

    My concert is tonight. My kids are hoping that Scotty will be out afterwards. Should be fun my first time ever going to one. And the kids first concert ever so their super excited. Am hoping to meet Haley and James.

  • hoosiermama

    Have fun at your concert tonight, ILKA39! Looking forward to hearing your recap!

  • 50diamonds

    It’s official this morning. James Durbin is signed!!! Read the press release on his new website http://www.durbinrock.com.
    Congratulations James!

  • ituneit

    I just read about the umpteenth (is that a word?) review today where Stephano was called the show stealer. These are from reviewers outside the idol world. I don’t bother reading reviews from Idol bloggers and definitely not from fans because it’s always so biased. I wonder if Stephano will end up with a contract. They keep raving about his pure pitch and vocals. Pia is getting a lot of outside the bubble good press from reviewers too – especially the male reviewers like the one I just read. I haven’t been to the concert and not planning on going but now I’m curious about Stephano.

  • Indigobunting

    Congrats James :)

    Really looking forward to hearing his music.

    Hope it is some good old loud Rock n Roll- I miss that!

  • annie12120

    James signed with an album in the fall and Lee releasing new music – If Wuli releases Never There, I am estatic!!!
    Yay! I’m excited for both of them and their fans!

  • CanadianLady

    Sounds perfect for James. Very glad he will get his opportunity.

    Now, I’d really like to hear some good news for Jacob and then Casey next. Let’s go for a record number signed from one season!

  • LexieN

    Congrats, James! By the way, is there a record for which season has had the most signed?

    I loved the Samaritan’s Purse vid with Scotty, he seemed such a natural and so easy in front of the camera:) Having done the shoeboxes through my church and with other charities, I also know this vid will probably be viewed all over the country (not that I am in any way implying that’s why he did it). Just saying it’s a great thing…

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think that S5 had the most contestants signed – 5 (Taylor, Kat, Elliott, Kellie and Daughtry).

  • http://idolstages.com Connie D.

    fuzzywuzzy says: 09/06/2011 at 11:20 am
    I think that S5 had the most contestants signed – 5 (Taylor, Kat, Elliott, Kellie and Daughtry).

    Bucky Covington and Mandisa recorded albums as well.

  • BigNLiddle

    I went to the Bo Bice concert in Stowe, VT this past Sunday. Not many people attended, so after the show he offered to stick around and take pictures/autographs. There were about 15 people there for that. My “party” waited to be the last one to get autographs – Bo stood right in front of us (we had second row) while signing pictures anyway – and ended up literally hanging out with Bo for about an hour (just the five of us). He is a VERY personal person. Told us stories about his family, travels, hunting with Kristy Lee Cook. He also mentioned that in a few weeks, he will be releasing a project on his website. Bo Decided to do a video or record “In a dream” because the fans keep asking him to do something with it. (That’s the song he sang a capella during the top 3 of American Idol season 4)

  • girlygirl

    S8 at least at one point had 6 of the Top 10 signed to label deals — Kris, Adam, Danny, Allison, Michael and Lil. Alli and Sarver aren’t signed any longer — not sure what’s going on with Lil.

    And if you count overall releases, at least 8 of the Top 10 have had new music available for sale — Matt being featured on Anna Wilson’s and Jim Brickman’s singles and Anoop and Scott releasing their music independently. And with Megan raising the money through kickstarter, she’ll have an EP out soon as well.

  • ptebwwong

    I think that S5 had the most contestants signed – 5 (Taylor, Kat, Elliott, Kellie and Daughtry).

    Keep in mind that S5 had all those 5 signed to major label deals. However, the other contestants did get signed & have been successful. Mandisa keeps producing hits & good albums in her genre & even earned a Grammy nomination. Bucky has done well in the country genre. Even though, S5 had the most signed to major labels, there are many others that are doing very well compared to other seasons. In fact, S5 is the Idol season with the most finalists to chart on Billboard. The entire Top 9 in S5 all charted. As good as S10 was I do not see all of the Top 9 charting.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    S8 at least at one point had 6 of the Top 10 signed to label deals — Kris, Adam, Danny, Allison, Michael and Lil. Alli and Sarver aren’t signed any longer — not sure what’s going on with Lil.

    Thanks, gg. I didn’t know that Lil had been signed. According to her wiki page, Lil was originally signed with Bungalo Records, but is now recording her CD “independently”, so it sounds like she’s not signed anymore.

    ETA:

    Bucky Covington and Mandisa recorded albums as well.

    Thanks for that correction. So there were 7 finalists from S5 who were signed. I think that is the most from any one season of Idol.

  • ptebwwong

    S8 at least at one point had 6 of the Top 10 signed to label deals — Kris, Adam, Danny, Allison, Michael and Lil. Alli and Sarver aren’t signed any longer — not sure what’s going on with Lil.

    And if you count overall releases, at least 8 of the Top 10 have had new music available for sale.

    I think it depends what you count as label deals. Most people especially in the music industry consider major label deals the most important. So S5 has the most major label deals out of the finalists with 5. If you count all label deals including independent S5 had 8 of the Top 10 signed (Melissa McGhee & Kevin Covais wasn’t signed). That’s not counting semi-finalists in the Top 48 in S5 where multiple contestants (Ex. Ayla Brown, David Radford, etc.) received independent label deals. Also, 2 of the semi-finalists in S5 even received major label deals with Sony & Universal.

  • Elliegrll

    I think it depends what you count as label deals. Most people especially in the music industry consider major label deals the most important. So S5 has the most major label deals out of the finalists with 5. If you count all label deals including independent S5 had 8 of the Top 10 signed (Melissa McGhee & Kevin Covais wasn’t signed). That’s not counting semi-finalists in the Top 48 in S5 where multiple contestants (Ex. Ayla Brown, David Radford, etc.) received independent label deals. Also, 2 of the semi-finalists in S5 even received major label deals with Sony & Universal.

    I don’t think that those in the industry discount indies, especially since so many of them tend to be connected in some way with major labels. I think both Michael Sarver and Lil’s labels were connected with UMG.

    That being said, I wouldn’t mind putting an asterisk beside some of the labels that alums have been signed to, since some don’t seem to be legitimate.

  • Drew

    No new Lauren single… figured.

  • ptebwwong

    That being said, I wouldn’t mind putting an asterisk beside some of the labels that alums have been signed to, since some don’t seem to be legitimate.

    I agree there are some fishy labels out there. But from what I’ve researched S5 had 8 of the Top 10 signed which is the most. Now the other contestants that were signed especially the semi-finalists could have been signed to some illegitimate labels. But considering all of the Top 9 of that season went on to chart on Billboard, they had to have been on legitimate labels.

  • girlygirl

    The final 4 finalists for the KidzBop contest have been announced and here is Kris telling us what comes next…

    http://www.kidzbop.com/kidzstarusa

  • http://emuisemo.pbworks.com eilonwy

    I don’t think that those in the industry discount indies, especially since so many of them tend to be connected in some way with major labels. I think both Michael Sarver and Lil’s labels were connected with UMG.

    “Indie” covers everything from organizations with the connections and resources to get everything a major can (e.g., Big Machine) to dealios operating out of a back bedroom and charging the artist to put out the record. And yeah, quite a few indie labels have distribution agreements with majors.

    Here’s a Billboard article in which the author tackles “What Exactly Is an Indie Label?” The answer is really, really complicated.

  • swish5

    Lee Dewyze – Never There (partial)
    http://www.youtube.com/user/wulirecordsmusic#p/u/0/-VdJASbsZcM
    You never know
    All the things we didn’t say
    We both know that it shouldn’t be that way
    And I believed In everything you’ve ever said
    Just walk away
    You were my last lady
    You seem to disappear
    And all the thoughts and memories
    The things you whispered in my ear
    I push away
    Everything I’ve ever loved
    And after all this time it’s very very clear
    That you were never there
    Keep the lies
    The truth is all that you have left behind…

  • soverymel

    A contestant on X Factor Ukraine auditioned with Adam’s Soaked. Surprising, since that song wasn’t released as a single anywhere.

    http://youtu.be/RhXIArURviM

  • BAPC

    The Voice contestant Xenia is featured on a track called “Maybe It’s Over” from Jon McLaughlin’s new album “Forever If Ever” released today. It’s a great duet.

  • luly

    http://www.krisallenofficial.com/us/node/29443#comment-30446

    Hey everyone,

    Yes, we are still with you. As you know, there have been some changes here at Sony so things have been a little hectic over the past few weeks. As of now, Kris is on RCA records, where he will be very well taken care of. Once we hear of new music from Kris, we will definitely share the news with you guys. Thanks for being patient.

    -The KAO Web Crew

  • larc

    As of now, Kris is on RCA records

    I would have been much happier if they had left out “As of now.” :?

  • adolf_hipster

    Once we hear of new music from Kris, we will definitely share the news with you guys.

    Once??? I don’t understand. Kris is Q4 priority, all the big radio stations already heard his single and said it sounds like a big hit.

  • lovingadam

    Fall albums we can´t wait to hear (Adam in november, Scotty, Lauren)

    http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20521258,00.html

  • http://emuisemo.pbworks.com eilonwy

    I would have been much happier if they had left out “As of now.”

    KA wasn’t with RCA before, and starting roughly now — “as of now” — he is. NBD.

    Honestly, nothing in my experience with reading messages from RCA web nerds suggests any reward in scrutinizing the text for subtle hints. Even if more of them were elegant and precise writers, their job doesn’t put them in the loop for important A&R decisions.

  • lovingadam

    Also other contestant on X Factor Ukraine auditioned with WWFM (2:42 minute)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOK7W12Lo6I&feature=youtu.be

  • idolhound2011

    Its about time I have been waiting a long time for never there.Anybody know release date? I AM IN HEAVEN! WAHOO.

  • Elliegrll

    Once??? I don’t understand. Kris is Q4 priority, all the big radio stations already heard his single and said it sounds like a big hit.

    The Kris Allen Web crew isn’t exactly the same thing as the A&R people who work for RCA (formerly Jive). I know that RCA Ed likes to act like he’s in charge of Adam and David Cook’s careers, but I don’t think that people who run and moderate websites are the main people who would be in charge of producing an album.

    Even if more of them were elegant and precise writers, their job doesn’t put them in the loop for important A&R decisions.

    Oops, I see that this little fact has already been pointed out.

  • Drew

    was hoping we would get a new Lauren single but of course not. Mercury hates her.

  • CanadianLady

    Of course, Lauren will get a single. But her current song is still doing okay. No need to rush a new one out. Likely next week.

  • artemis

    idolhound2011-

    They haven’t announced a release date yet, but seems like it was about a month after Wuli finished mastering “Fallen” before we could buy it. The next song they are working on is “Bridge Burns.”

  • idolhound2011

    Thank you! artemis. I CANT GET ENOUGH LEE.

  • larc

    Drew says:
    was hoping we would get a new Lauren single but of course not. Mercury hates her.

    I’m sure they do. That’s very likely the main reason they signed her to a recording contract. ;)

  • tripp_ncwy

    Once??? I don’t understand. Kris is Q4 priority, all the big radio stations already heard his single and said it sounds like a big hit.

    Kris already debunked the song played for the radio pds as his first single. It may turn out that it is but Kris has had a lot more writing & studio sessions since June. That said, Kris was a priority for Q4 for Jive but now that he is part of the rather large RCA roster, we will have to wait and see if that holds. Many of the Jive staff Kris worked with are still there under RMG. He is quickly running out of time after being back in AR relatively idle for 2 weeks and counting.

  • Ratna12

    Have fun with your idol concert ilovekrisallen39 .

  • idolhound2011

    Ok,is there a need to post about Scotty sales at Lees official page. I get it its howdy doody time.

  • Trina

    Why was a Lauren single expected this week? And why would anyone think her label hates her? Tbh I think its better a little time is between Scotty’s single and the first single off her album.

  • Nele621

    He is quickly running out of time after being back in AR relatively idle for 2 weeks and counting.

    all the big radio stations already heard his single and said it sounds like a big hit.

    Kris has been working non-stop in the studio and making lots of appearances. It seems he is always flying here and there. I haven’t heard Kris has been Arkansas for over two weeks. I bet he has a project he is working on there. Maybe he’s finished recording.

    All the big radio stations saying Kris’s song sounds like a big hit is encouraging.

  • LexieN

    Fall albums we can´t wait to hear (Adam in november, Scotty, Lauren)

    http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20521258,00.html

    Thanks for this. Wow, some people make the same mean comments every time Scotty appears on the ew page.

    As far as the comment on Lee’s official page…I wish people wouldn’t do that!! I’m sure the idols (aka Scotty) wouldn’t want the fans to do so…so sorry on their behalf:)

  • deedee66

    Her label hates her? Don’t know about that but I think she has lost a lot of fans to Scotty of late.

  • Studio57

    Thanks for this. Wow, some people make the same mean comments every time Scotty appears on the ew page.

    Did you see the comments on Adam’s page? And that’s two years later. Butthurt never dies. EW, Perez and TMZ have the worst trolls of any message boards anywhere.

  • abbysee

    Ok,is there a need to post about Scotty sales at Lees official page. I get it its howdy doody time.

    I don’t know why anyone would do that, but maybe all of the bad behaviors need to stop.

    As far as the comment on Lee’s official page…I wish people wouldn’t do that!! I’m sure the idols (aka Scotty) wouldn’t want the fans to do so…so sorry on their behalf:)

    I don’t see a need for an apology, it’s not your fault that people behave like idiots, lol.

    Her label hates her? Don’t know about that but I think she has lost a lot of fans to Scotty of late.

    That was just a passive agressive way to get someone to say something about Lauren. Who seems to be doing just fine. Some runners up don’t get ‘coronation’ singles to promote, or videos for that single, some would love to be that hated.

  • girlygirl

    Her label sure has a funny way of showing it if they “hate” Lauren. She got a video, a push to radio and tons of big-time promotion for this first single. I still expect a 2nd single to be announced in the next couple of weeks.

  • Elliegrll

    Kris already debunked the song played for the radio pds as his first single. It may turn out that it is but Kris has had a lot more writing & studio sessions since June. That said, Kris was a priority for Q4 for Jive but now that he is part of the rather large RCA roster, we will have to wait and see if that holds. Many of the Jive staff Kris worked with are still there under RMG. He is quickly running out of time after being back in AR relatively idle for 2 weeks and counting.

    I don’t know if he’s been idle during the past two weeks, since once he tweeted that he was putting off some other album related work that he needed to do in order to work on another song.

    Kris is probably finished writing the album, and is now in the production stage. Who knows how much work he needs to do, since he doesn’t keep us up to date on these things, not that he has to.

  • heat914

    Thanks Artemis and Swish5 for posting the link and the lyrics of the Never There snippet…been waiting for that one :) I’m glad this one was next in Wuli’s treasure trove of Lee pre-Idol songs :)

  • Studio57

    Wow- that kid from the Ukraine did a pretty good rendition of Soaked! That is a damn hard song to sing. I usually don’t watch all the videos of Adam covers because they usually don’t compare, but that’s the first time I ever saw anyone tackle Soaked. Good job.

  • lili_anne7

    Lauren’s label does not “hate” her, but I think they should have released a new single by now. Her album is being released in a month, and she doesn’t have much radio airplay. If her single is not released by next week, then I would be worried.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Honestly, nothing in my experience with reading messages from RCA web nerds suggests any reward in scrutinizing the text for subtle hints. Even if more of them were elegant and precise writers, their job doesn’t put them in the loop for important A&R decisions.

    I think that anyone who has to be a Mod on the message board of artists probably drew the short straw among the lower ranking employees – which may be why their posts are often condescending and dripping with sarcasm.

    Did you see the comments on Adam’s page? And that’s two years later. Butthurt never dies. EW, Perez and TMZ have the worst trolls of any message boards anywhere.

    I don’t usually read comments on those sites, but of the ones I have, I think that TMZ’s are by far the worst. The comments I read about Chaz Bono there were so disgusting and far worse than anything I’ve read about Adam anywhere.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Nele621 says:
    I haven’t heard Kris has been Arkansas for over two weeks. I bet he has a project he is working on there. Maybe he’s finished recording.

    Kris has been home in AR since at least August 22 when he had a twitter party from the airport and he is still there. He has kept a pretty low profile until recently. He did tweet about working on album stuff but probably no recording. He did write another song. He should be on the move soon to NYC for the Kidz Bop mentoring & hopefully get in the studio. ::)

  • Studio57

    Fuzzywuzzy- I have to disagree- the comments about Chaz are pretty much on par with the Adam ones at the time of the AMA’s. Perez’ has calmed down alot since Perez supposedly turned a new leaf. They were even more disgusting, and even (if not more so) towards Perez.

  • ross

    Kris already debunked the song played for the radio pds as his first single.

    Not really “debunked”. He just said when it’s decided he’d be the one to announce it. Naturally, Kris and his label want to control the promotion of any single, and announce it when they are ready to announce it.

    (I think to debunk means to expose a hoax. It was more like a case of Kris wanting to make sure people don’t jump the gun. That’s how I read it.)

    All the big radio stations saying Kris’s song sounds like a big hit is encouraging.

    Ain’t it, though? :) Anyhow they said the song was “awesome!” – that, I remember very well. :)

    When @tkradio was asked if he had heard anything new by Kris Allen today, he replied:

    “yes. and its awesome!

  • Grammie Kari

    I haven’t been to the concert and not planning on going but now I’m curious about Stephano.

    Some how I can’t see Stefano going solo but definitely with a “Boy Boand.” Maybe he’ll surprise me as he does have a good voice. He has turned out to be so much better than on the show.

    Congratulations to James!

  • savgal

    Thanks for the Scotty video for Operation Christmas Child. We loved doing those shoeboxes in the past, and it reminds me to start collecting things. Would not surprise me to see Scotty promoting more charities, as Kris does.