Idol Headlines for 11/20/12

Chris Colfer drops by the Big Morning Buzz to promote his new Young Adult book, a novelization of his Struck By Lightning movie titled Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal.

Phillip Phillips appears at the Smith Haven Mall on Long Island for a CD signing event.

PAULA ABDUL RETURNS TO THE BALLROOM FOR AN EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE OF HER NEW SINGLE “DREAM MEDLEY” – As announced this evening, world famous choreographer and recording artist, Paula Abdul will perform a groundbreaking number exclusively created for this season’s final “Macy’s Stars of Dance” performance on “Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars the Results Show,” TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20 (8:00-9:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. The dance number will be to her new single, “Dream Medley,” a medley of four of her No. 1 hits, available for purchase exclusively on iTunes, Tuesday, November 20, 2012. Tune in tonight on ABC at 8 pm! – Read more at TVByTheNumbers

American Idol’s Phillip Phillips on Soft Judges, Nicki Minaj’s Body Parts, and the Girl Vote – Can we talk about Jimmy Iovine? He was the only honest person on the show; the judges were always nice. Yeah. I agree. There were some times when I wished they would have been a little harder on me. So whenever they wouldn’t, I would just, like, shake my head. I mean, you gotta think: It’s a show. When I did “Time of the Season,” it was a very horrible performance. But you were still not in the bottom three, and you never were. I know. And I believe I should have been. Jimmy’s theory was that you were getting the girl vote, and he basically pitted you and Colton Dixon against each other … You’re making a face. Why? It was for the show. I mean, he told me Colton’s beatin’ me with the girl votes, then he also told Colton I was beatin’ him with the girl votes. It was just kind of a show thing, and, honestly, I didn’t care. When he told me Colton’s beatin’ me, I said, “Yeah, he’s a good-lookin’ guy.” It didn’t bother me; I was never in it to win it or anything. I was just in it to have fun. I’m not a competitive guy. – Read more at Vulture.com

Phillip Phillips Worked Overtime Not To ‘Suck’ On ‘Idol’ Debut, Moon – Thanks to the success of his hit single “Home,” Phillip Phillips could have done whatever he wanted on The World From the Side of the Moon, his post-“American Idol” debut. Instead, he decided to he was going to focus on one rather key goal: “I just tried my best not to make it suck,” he laughed. “Man, I’m pretty scared; I’m nervous and excited, all these emotions going at once, because it’s something that really represents me — I wrote everything but two songs — and, you know, it’s kind of nerve-wracking putting yourself out there,” he said. “But it’s also exciting because I want people to hear what I have to offer. I guess it’s because I’m [a] new [artist], but, shoot, next album I’ll probably be just as scared.” – Read more at MTV

Phillip Phillips interview with ‘The Insider’

Phillip Phillips looks beyond ‘Home’ with debut album – “We were working non-stop to get it done, at least 12-, 15-hour days,” says the 22-year-old from Leesburg, Ga., who won the 11th American Idol season in May. “Some of the guys that were helping with the album, lining things up, they were working even harder than that.” Phillips recorded his debut album, The World From the Side of the Moon, during three weeks in September and October. He and Interscope Records had good reason to hurry. Home, Phillips’ coronation single from the show, initially had put up impressive sales numbers. But after NBC started using the record with its coverage of women’s gymnastics during the Summer Olympics, it turned into a legitimate hit. – Read more at USA Today

American Idol: Ryan Seacrest Takes Us Behind-the-Scenes With Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson and Keith Urban – The host with the most talks with the judges about the talent they’ve seen come through after a long road trip of Idol auditions, and it’s pretty clear that this season will be very special. “I think there were some incredibly talented people. And it’s going to be tough,” Carey says. When Ryan asked if they think they got all the talent they need, the legendary singer scoffed and insisted they have “triple” what they need. – See the Video at EOnline

Jordin Sparks, Jason Derulo on Upcoming Albums and Collaborations (Video) – “We might be competing on the charts,” Sparks told The Hollywood Reporter of the duo’s respective albums, both due out in early 2013. “So we’ll see how that goes.” Or maybe not, as Sparks was quick to concede, “You’re gonna win, babe. Don’t worry,” while Derulo promises to buy “a million of her albums” in the first week. “We’ve recorded a couple of songs [together], and right now we’re just trying to figure out who gets which one on what album,” said Sparks. – See the Video at The Hollywood Reporter

Carrie Underwood in Studio Q

Catching up with Colton Dixon, season 11 ‘Idol’finalist, in Little Five Points

Via AJC

‘X Factor’ Burning Questions: What Does Team Britney Think of the New Single? Is Tate Stevens’ Ego Growing? – How involved were the contestants in choosing their Thanksgiving songs? Very. In a drastic shift from last week, all 10 contestants seemed pleased with their song selection, with many making the final decisions themselves. The mood on set Monday was light, with nary a worry about last-minute changes this week. Don’t expect it to last, though! “It’s the one week we get to choose our songs, like, ever,” said Beatrice Miller. “It’s a different experience to be able to pick your song, but not so different with everything else because the producers still pick the arrangement.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

‘Dancing With the Stars’ backstage: Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy on ‘irresponsible’ judges, the Speedo and that kiss – When we caught up with Kelly and Val backstage after the show, our first question was about that kiss –which will undoubtedly fuel more rumors of a show-mance between the sultry couple. Was it spontaneous? “No, it was planned,” Kelly told us. “It was part of the choreography.” When a reporter jokingly asked how long they rehearsed the kiss, Val deadpanned, “Endless hours.” Whose idea was it to put Val in a Speedo? “Mine,” said Kelly. – Read amore at Zap2it

Tony Dovolani Describes Alarming ‘DWTS’ Injury – “In my dismount, I screwed up. I leaned over more than I was supposed to and all the weight went on my back, and my back got sprained,” he said, demonstrating with his hands. “I just couldn’t move. For the first time in my life, I could not move…I just fell right to the floor…I got scared, for the first time in my life.” Dovolani revealed that his decision to join Rycroft for their semi-finals dance was made in the hours before the show. The result was a score of 57.5 for their “caveman” hustle and Argentine tango set. Heading into the show’s second consecutive double elimination, Rycroft expressed a lack of nerves. – Read more at Entertainment Tonight

Forget ‘Glee.’ Chris Colfer Gets Grim – Out: What made you want to make this movie? Chris Colfer: In high school I was annoyed that everything targeted to the teenage audience was about sex and drugs. I wanted to write a film about those kids who are overachieving and underappreciated. Are your character Carson’s battles based on your own? Everything related to the writer’s club in the film is true. I was president of the writer’s club at my school, and it was not fun. Doing the literary magazine every year was like pulling teeth. At homecoming, our writer’s club homecoming float was so sad—there were all these huge theatrical structures, and our float was literally a poster on my dad’s old pick-up truck. – Read more at Out

  • MellyPer1692

    Adam confirmed for performance on MNet awards show in Hong Kong.

    http://ph.omg.yahoo.com/news/mama-american-idol-adam-lambert-and-b-o-055641918.html

  • justmefornow

    James Durbin ?@DurbinRock
    @ScottExies Dude, the song we wrote is freakin KILLER!! Can’t wait for people to hear it!! #forgetit

    scott stevens ?@ScottExies
    @DurbinRock I couldn’t agree more !!! #forgetitepicness

    Very curious to hear this one. Stevens co-wrote Halestorm’s current hit “I Miss The Misery”.
    (Is “Forget It” the tiltle of the song perhaps?)

  • OffLeash

    I’m afraid James’ sophomore era is gonna be very hard. The reason I’m saying that is because AFAIK, his Xmas single didn’t even make the top 1500 at iTunes. Sure, it’s only a Xmas song, but it tells me most of his original fanbase has already moved on and/or has stopped looking for news about him, and the number of his hardcore fans still left is very small.

    WindUp had sent a mass email about the Xmas single release to all those who had registered at his fansite when his debut album came out. That means the email was sent to all the fans he had right after S10, when his fanbase was the largest. He’s gonna need a radio hit, but I’m not too confident about WU’s influence when it comes to radio. I hope WindUp has a kickass promo plan in place (videogames, WWE, movies, whatever) or else, and I hope I’m wrong, I see tough times ahead for him. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDYOWBIIPZU6PBRHGOPT2ZZJXQ sweetmm

    This is so sweet; when Kelly had tears talking about how happy she is with her bf <3
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkDa4mQ2z8w

  • justmefornow

    I unfortunately agree his fan base is very small. His other singles right from the start never charted on itunes, but his album did. But when his debut came out he only sold 28k his first week. And it was Black Friday week. Not great. 
    However, that album had legs, albeit short ones, lol, because he went on to sell over 150k. Most of that was from touring, because he didn’t have a radio hit.
    He’s a rock act. A lot of them don’t have radio hits.What he’ll need is a good tour again, with a higher profile tour mate. He’s a proven strong live act and good touring mate so I think he’ll be ok there.

    All I can say is thank God he’s on an Indie, because if he was signed to a Major he’d never even have the opportunity for a second album.

  • bridgette12

    Glad to hear this, this says a lot about his popularity in Asia.

  • Jazz_11

    Batina_Daria©
    ?@DariaBatinaPromo of 2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards In HONG KONG (ENG) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5wuUu-1KwM&feature=related

  • OffLeash

    Yeah, he’ll need to open for a big enough act to survive his sophomore era. I hope it’ll be enough. I’m guessing he sold about 100k to his original fans, and the rest touring? That first week sales is gonna be a beyotch! 

  • girlygirltoo

    The question is whether the new direction he seems to be going in with his 2nd album will alienate the new fans he made while touring. It sounds like his 2nd album is going to be a totally different sound from his first one. If that’s the case, it is a huge risk. Being on an indie label probably allows him to take a few more risks, but in the end, Wind Up is probably not going to continue to promote him strongly if his sales drop too much, especially if he doesn’t have a radio hit or get his music placed on some significant revenue stream. He does seem to draw interest as a touring act, so I do think he will be ok in terms of being able to go out on the road on a real tour, even if his sales slump. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000075236182 Diana Adams Tyler

    That Carrie interview was the best ever.  The interviewer had such great questions instead of a bunch of fluff. 

  • OffLeash

    Yep. There’s no guarantee that his new album will meet the expectations of those who bought it during the tour. You can already see a lot of unease about it among die hard fans here. If he changes direction and alienates those fans, he’ll be taking a big chance, and might have to start again from scratch in a maybe more commercial direction.

    On the other hand, maybe he feels it’s worth the risk considering the relatively small numbers we’re talking about, and how finicky that target audience he was after can be. Whatever happens, I’m very interested to see how it all unfolds.

  • irockhard

    First week sales needn’t be a beyotch if they have him doing something to promote the album at the time of its release, the last time they pretty much just dropped it out there.

    As I’ve stated numerous times before, James moves units when he performs, whether its an acoustic radio gig, a nationally televised gig or a gig at a festival. They have to have him out on the road full time at least a month before the album’s release. As long as he’s kept busy touring he’ll survive.

    Besides Wind-up’s lame taste in singles, what I’m also not happy about is that James is still with 19 Management. 19 Are usually OK (but still not good enough) during the first era but then become almost useless during the 2nd era.

    I’m expecting a rough start but hopefully it will end in a smooth finish, but IMO 19M has to be out of the picture before he can really thrive.

    Oh and BTW, SCIBIT, being a Xmas song, most peeps don’t start buying Xmas music until Black Friday.

  • irockhard

    If the target audience you’re referring to is the hard rock/metal crowd, actually that’s one of the least finicky markets out there.

  • OffLeash

    Oh and BTW, SCIBIT, being a Xmas song, most peeps don’t start buying Xmas music until Black Friday.

    I know, but hardcore fans buy anything the minute it’s available, which is what I was talking about: the number of hardcore fans left.

    If the target audience you’re referring to is the hard rock/metal crowd, actually that’s one of the least finicky markets out there.

    In the US, that target audience sure looks finicky to me when it comes to whom they accept as “legit” and not “faux” or “poseur.”

  • irockhard

    Stand Up also didn’t make the iTunes top 1000 when it was released, so I don’t see a significant drop in hardcore fans TBH.

  • irockhard

    Well I was one of the fans who was complaining about him possibly going in a softer direction and then he released SCIBIT which is one of the heaviest tracks he’s ever released and every metalhead fan I know loves it as much as I do – a lot. I dunno if SCIBIT’s an indication of the direction he’s going in but if it is then it’s not so different a direction after all and it will appeal to those hard rock/metal fans he was performing for during his spring and summer tours. I personally hope that’s the case because at least then I know he can continue to build what he already started building while on tour, but if it’s anything else then I have no idea what will happen.

  • loveroftalent

    Cannot wait for all the videos of all the appearances that Adam has coming up…He is certainly a very busy man….

  • irockhard

    “In the US, that target audience sure looks finicky to me when it comes to whom they accept as “legit” and not “faux” or “poseur.”

    I don’t think we’re talking about the same thing. For me when someone is finicky it means they change their minds all the time about what they like, that is definitely how I would describe pop audiences. In rock and metal while opinions vary, those who hold them seldom change them. Those who didn’t accept James never will, those who did will continue to do so, if he continues to appeal to them by staying true to what made them like him.

  • justmefornow

    Stand Up is exactly what I was referring to about his singles not charting. That was the absolute 1st thing he released and it never did a thing on it’s own, really.

    I agree about his sound for #2 being in the vein of SCIBIT. Maybe that was a sound direction test? If it is, then he can pick up touring where he left off. If he goes too soft, IMO, that’s a HUGE mistake, one he may never recover from.

    I think he may have started out going softer perhaps, but now is wavering. That recent writing collab with Halestorm’s co-writer Stevens is what is giving me this feeling.

    I hope I’m right.

  • OffLeash

    My “finicky” meant “difficult to please.” :)

  • OffLeash

     I was never in it to win it or anything. I was just in it to have fun. I’m not a competitive guy.

    Huh? I don’t get it. If P2 isn’t a competitive guy as he says, then who made him put his health at serious risk in order to stay on the show in order to win? Not to mention all that suffering can’t have been “fun.”

  • http://twitter.com/MissGolightly22 No Thanks

     I’m stoked about Adam doing the MNET Awards!  The Koreans love to put on HUGE extensive stages for their acts.  Lots of flash and glitz.

    Example:  http://youtu.be/PjSWTl83H9U

  • irockhard

    Oh, well then no need for me to elaborate on how hard that bunch is to please, but a “little sh!t from American Idol” management to please quite a lot of them. Trust me if he continues to please they’ll continue to follow, but if he turns his back on them they’ll do the same and will probably never let him back in if goes crawling back if going too soft doesn’t work out for him. Everyone who sells out is going to lose as much as half their fanbase when they do so, just ask Metallica. If you’re going to do that then at least wait until you’ve built one big enough so that the ones you’re left with are still enough to make you some money.

  • http://twitter.com/CanadianLady2 CanadianLady

    I think the word you mean is fickle. “Finicky” is very particular. “Fickle” means changing your mind a lot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jnoodles Jonathan Frahm

    Phillip’s “Gone, Gone, Gone” was used during one of the commercial transitions on Kelly and Michael today. :)

  • irockhard

    Yes I’m curious and I love Halestorm so I’m excited about this one! Hope we get to hear it and I also think “Forget It” is the name of the song.

    I would love James to do a duet with Izzy, she sure can scream too, LOL.

  • irockhard

    I must be tired tonight.

  • OffLeash

    I hope it means it’ll be the next single. They can use one of P2’s songs for the 3rd single. Let’s keep the momentum going, Jimmy!

  • justmefornow

    Me too. That would be one kick ass duet!

  • lovetheusa1776

    Agree about K-Pop – have said the same thing myself.  Great music and fabulous clothes.  In the “Monster” BB vid could see Adam’s wearing those incredible outfits.  (Another great vid – “Before U Go” – TVXQ).
    Guilty pleasure – Simple Jr – “Mr. Simple” “Sorry Sorry”
    Lots more.

  • http://twitter.com/MissGolightly22 No Thanks

     I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE “Before You Go”.  Are you talking about the extended version?

    http://youtu.be/yUJJy0ujCpc

    And did you mean Super Junior?

  • OffLeash

    Whaaa? Looks like Interscope did submit Home to the Grammys after all!
    http://www.hitsdailydouble.com/news/newsPage.cgi
    “Phillip Phillips’ “Home” and “We Are Young” by .fun. featuring Janelle Monae
    are also strong contenders, though some panelists may dock them for
    sounding a bit too much like Mumford & Sons and Queen, respectively.”

  • Nadine_Bitch

    Super Junior’s ‘Mr. Simple”; ”Walkin” and ”Sorry Sorry” are my 8 year old daughter’s favorite. She can’t stop talking about them:)

    I just mentioned to her that Adam would perform on the same stage with Super Juniors and we flailed together.LOL

  • http://twitter.com/MissGolightly22 No Thanks

     OK. LOL.  Yeah, I agree that Adam would totes go BANANAS over the clothes in “Monster”

    http://youtu.be/btDd9rOlc2k

  • jpfan2

    I see Home could get a nod as Record of the Year but isn’t mentioned for Song of the Year.  I’m sticking with my prediction that it will get a nomination and “might” win although I could see Goyte taking it all.

  • DaisyMagnolia

     I don’t know a lot about the K-pop scene, but have enjoyed what I’ve heard so far.  I agree that Adam would be a good fit there–very glam, colorful, and fun. Even us ‘non-fans’ would approve!  LOL.

  • OffLeash

    I don’t anticipate a win, the competition is too fierce this year. A nomination would be awesome, but I’m not holding my breath.

  • standtotheright

    I see Home could get a nod as Record of the Year but isn’t mentioned for Song of the Year.

    It’s mentioned for both. What I found more interesting was that Stronger was considered more likely for SOTY than ROTY. It’s a well-written song, but it needed a vocalist like KC to soar, IMO.

    At any rate, that handicapping seems reasonable. I’m a Paul Grein fangirl.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Kris is doing a Christmas Stageit show 12/20

    @KrisAllen:disqus 
    Hey everyone. I’m doing a Christmas show on @stageit on Dec. 20 at 7pm.
    Get your tickets now or @SantaClaus will leave you some coal.  http://www.stageit.com/kris_allen/the_christmas_show/16342

  • Dusting Divas

    Clay’s Christmas tour starts on Friday at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach

    Clay Aiken ?@clayaiken
    My holiday concert comes to #westpalmbeach in three days!! Get your tickets now! https://max.kravis.org/websales/?

  • http://twitter.com/MissGolightly22 No Thanks

     I won’t go link crazy, but some suggestions to check out:

    Lee Hi: 1,2,3,4
    G-Dragon:  Crayon
    Big Bang: Fantastic Baby
    2NE1: I Am The Best and I Hate You (and Anime masterpiece!)
    F(x): Electric Shock
    TVXQ: Keep Your Head Down
    Tablo (ft. Jinsil):  Bad
    GD & TOP: High High and Knock Out

  • girlygirltoo

    yay!

  • gferna

    YES! Adam is not selling albums because of piracy, but when it comes to live performances, he always delivers…  He’s gonna be fine.
    YES! 

  • Dusting Divas

    File sharing has been rampant since the late 1990s. Surely you aren’t suggesting that Adam is the only one affected by piracy since it has been around since before Idol snowflakes ever released a song. To this day they all lose sales to piracy. All of them. 

  • jdanton2

    Looking forward to Jordin’s new music and her colab with Jason Derulo as well. They are such a cute couple . I hope it works out for them .Jordin and Jason will be on The Wendy Williams Show for their first interview together on November 28th.

    http://tv.broadwayworld.com/article/Scoop-Revised-THE-WENDY-WILLIAMS-SHOW-Week-of-1119-20121118

     Other Jordin updates .she will be hosting the VH1 Diva After Party on December 16th  besides her performing on the main show.

     http://tv.broadwayworld.com/article/Jordin-Sparks-to-Host-VH1-DIVAS-After-Party-Benefit-20121120

    Jordin also talks about potential future acting roles as well as new music.

    http://tv.broadwayworld.com/article/Jordin-Sparks-to-Host-VH1-DIVAS-After-Party-Benefit-20121120

  • OffLeash

    What? Piracy affects all artists, not just Adam. 

  • YankeeFan08

    I believe the comment is being read out of context.  It refers back to the post about Adam’s upcoming performance in China.  There was some discussion yesterday about how rampant music piracy runs in China.

  • Dusting Divas

    music piracy runs rampant EVERYWHERE.

  • YankeeFan08

    I know music piracy runs rampant EVERYWHERE, but the comment (and yesterday’s discussion) had to do SPECIFICALLY with music piracy in China.

  • YankeeFan08
  • MellyPer1692
  • OffLeash

    Wow! Not that we didn’t see it coming, I even predicted it would happen before the end of the year. Still, it’s a shock to see it announced officially. 

  • girlygirltoo

    Not a surprise about Haley, unfortunately. 

  • tripp_ncwy

    It’s always sad to see but she has a lot of talent.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    Wow. I iddn’t expect Harley would be dropped so early. maybe she’s getting a deal with a indie label, or even a more specialized label udner UMG umbrella. it would be better for her. She would fit very well on the same label that Casey is right now.

  • DaisyMagnolia

     Thanks so much!.  There are several new names on your list for me.  I know about 2NE1 (love Can’t Nobody) and Super Junior, but that’s about it.  Your list will be a good start for me.  :-D

  • irockhard

    I knew Interscope wouldn’t pick up Haley’s next option so timing is about right actually. Hopefully Casey’s label or a similar label will take her soon, I never thought Interscope was the right fit for her.

  • girlygirltoo

    The writing was on the wall when she didn’t get a 2nd single and didn’t really get any sort of tour. Hopefully she will hook up with an indie label that will let her do the jazzy/blues thing rather than try and push her to pop or HAC. Concord (the label where Casey Abrams is) seems like it could be a good fit. I don’t think she’ll stay under the UMG umbrella.

    ETA – She split with 19 as well, huh?

    Haley is very talented and she should be just fine.

  • irockhard

    I checked both Interscope and Core Media’s websites and she’s still there, however this isn’t the Hollywood Reporter it’s the LA Times so I have a hard time believing it’s not legit. Looks like someone let the cat out of the bag, this story was probably not supposed to break at least until after Thanksgiving.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    music piracy runs rampant EVERYWHERE.

    Not like in China:

    99 percent of digital music downloaded in China is pirated, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.

    As of 2012, China has nearly twice as many Internet users as the United States, yet its digital music revenue per user is about 1 percent of the United States

  • http://twitter.com/TarheelShari Sharon S.

    music piracy runs rampant EVERYWHERE.

    Music piracy happens everywhere, but is rampant in China to the extent that a country with a population of 1.3 billion – the most populous country in the world – is not a major market for legally purchased recorded music.  Music artists benefit from concert revenue, endorsement revenue and personal appearances, not so much from the sale of their music.  It isn’t “making excuses” for Adam.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    I agree James fanbase is much more dispersed and weak now, but it’s kinda a pattern, right?
    The good news is that he isn’t releasing the second CD too late, as some alums release, so I think James could grab 20-25% of that 100k just based on fans.  

    But James and WU know that the odds are against and they can’t rely on the fanbase only. He has to do a promotion and an album that will catch fans outside the bubble. It’s a big challenge, obviously, but so it’s with everyone on the bubble and I’d dare to say in the music industry.

  • OffLeash

    Absolutely. And James is being really smart about it: he did what needed to be done to release his debut album asap, and he’s working hard to release his sophomore album within a year of the first one. He’s doing his part. Now he’ll need some kind of decent promo from the label, like everybody else.

  • wkstrack

    That P2 interview with Vulture talking about how he didn’t want to show his face on the cover because he wants to be about the music made me Lol! Dude, nothing wrong with being serious about your music but a part of the reason why you won was because of your looks. If he looked like Ed Sheeran he wouldn’t have won let’s be real here. Idg guys like him and Kris who take themselves wayyyyy too seriously lol

  • lovetheusa1776

     YES!  Such beautiful boys – know they change from time to time – but the group is incredibly entertaining.

  • girlygirltoo

    He isn’t getting his 2nd album out within a year of his first one, though, since his debut album came out November 21 of last year. :) I think I saw they were projecting album #2 to be out in April or May 2013? So about 16 or 17 months after his 1st one. Which would still be faster than, say, David Cook, Adam or Kris, and along the same timeline that Scotty seems to be dealing with.

  • lovetheusa1776

    B1A4, Beast, BoA, Utada, SHINee, CNBlue, MBLAQ
    Will check out the ones on your list that I don’t have.

    Great music.

  • Jazz_11

    WOW.. has she released her album yet?

  • OffLeash

    Just ignore me, I hardly got any sleep last night lmao. I meant within a year and a half if his deadline holds.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Ticketmaster is having a 2 for 1 sale of tickets for Clay’s show at the Fox Theatre in Detroit on Fri, Dec 14:

    http://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/0800491C937224A3?artistid=894037&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1

    Code word:  TMN241

    All of the seats are available in the 2 for 1 deal (50% off). Wow! There are a lot of seats left for that show.

  • DragonFly

    As fans we are only privy to so much–but the lack of keeping a new entertainer “out there” is making, at least my innards, uneasy I’ll admit.  I sure do hope there is touring going to continue eventually again.  No doubt James was doing fantastic touring–the videos show it all!  If he himself/a label can’t make bank on that… or work off of “that alone” as a clue who he is musically to a lot of people, & can’t get success….???  I think he can be so much for the music world.  If anyone is not seeing those ecstatic crowds while watching him perform–I give up!

  • girlygirltoo

    Yeah, he’s not the draw he was a few years ago. Not sure why he isn’t downsizing his venues.

  • justmefornow

    Amen! 
    And in Honor of MOABD’s 1st anniversary today, here’s one of my favorite crowd reaction videos (as an opening act no less!!)

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

    (Ironically, I wonder if the guy at .18 sec. who says  “He’s like f*cking Elvis, I mean seriously” knows about the Xmas single. lol.)