Idol Headlines for 11/20/12 – The Evening Edition

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American Idol winner David Cook honored at elementary school – Former Blue Springs resident and 2008 American Idol winner David Cook is in the metro area today. This morning he attended a ceremony at Thomas Ultican Elementary where the schools driveway was renamed David Cook Alumni Way. Cook said it was a strange honor he’d never dreamed of, and it felt good to be home. “This kind of just worked perfectly,” Cook said. “I’ve got a performance tonight with the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, was able to put this together, and Thanksgiving. It worked out perfectly, I’m really glad to be home.” Tonight Cook and Olathe East graduate and comedian/actor Rob Riggle will be at the Chamber’s 125th Annual Dinner. – Read more at KMBZ

Paula Abdul Reuniting With MC Skat Kat on ‘Dancing With the Stars – ‘When Paula Abdul returns to Dancing With the Stars during Tuesday’s results show, she won’t be alone. The singer, dancer and recent guest judge says her performance of a four-song medley will include a familiar face: MC Skat Kat, the animated feline who co-starred in her 1989 music video for “Opposites Attract.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Paula Abdul Talks About Performing ‘Dream Medley’ On Tonight’s DWTS – “It’s a medley of my #1 hits, and it’s ben mixed and recorded. It’s been an experience like none other, it’s something that’s ground breaking that hasn’t been shot on television ever before. It’s all interactive which makes it crazy crazy crazy but very exciting, it’s fun! I’m very excited it’s been amazing to put a whole medley together on that stage because they’re all about visuals and they’re totally into it. It’s been a lot of hard work, but a lot of fun.” – Listen at Ryan

Paula Abdul Interview on ‘GMA’: Singer on Judging ‘DWTS,’ Controversial Rumba Scores

American Idol Winner Phillip Phillips Talks About Releasing First Album

‘Idol’s Phillip Phillips Releases Debut Album

Nicki Minaj – Interview on Good Morning American

Kelly Clarkson Has Some ‘Bowie Meets U2’ Music in Her Back Pocket – The inaugural “American Idol” champ tells Billboard that she recorded six new songs for “Greatest Hits — Chapter One,” out now. “We’ve got three other ones we recorded for this album that are fantastic,” she says. “There’s one that actually sounds a little more for country radio or could be for pop; it’s just kind of a really beautifully written singer-songwriter song. One sounds like David Bowie meets U2, and the other sounds like a 2012 version of En Vogue. They’re all over the map, so we really don’t know what we’re gonna do with the next project.” – Read more at Billboard

Jordin Sparks Hosts The Official VH1 Divas After Party To Benefit The VH1 Save The Music Foundation – On Sunday, December 16th, superstar Jordin Sparks will host the official VH1 Divas after-party in Los Angeles to benefit the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. This year’s Divas, hosted by Adam Lambert, will celebrate the dance-inducing music that is the vibrant soundtrack to every major blowout bash, unforgettable party and night out on the town. VH1 is bringing together Ciara, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Jordin Sparks to pay homage to the greatest divas of dance music with performances featuring current and classic dance hits. Immediately following VH1 Divas, the official after-party will commence just steps away from live show including special guest DJs, The Dolls: Mia Moretti and Caitlin Moe. – Read more at Sac Bee

Premiere: Lennon and Maisy’s ‘Christmas Coming Home’ – 1:52PM EST November 20. 2012 – ABC’s Nashville has lots of female singers, but the two most promising in real life might be Lennon and Maisy Stella, who play the two daughters of Connie Britton’s Rayna James character. Lennon, 13, and Maisy, 8, are actually the daughters of a Canadian husband-and-wife country duo called The Stellas, and their gorgeous, cup-slapping cover of Robyn’s Call Your Girlfriend has received more than 10 million views on YouTube. The girls’ talent-show rendition of Telescope in Nashville’s third episode has been one of the performance highlights of the Wednesday-night series. ETA: The Stellas were contestants on that CMT competition, Can You Duet competition. I totally remember these little girls. – USA Today

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  • girlygirltoo

    New and/or changed dates for Kris’ 2013 tour:


    2/22/13  Old Main Chapel – Boulder, CO
    4/22/13 – The Ark – Ann Arbor, MI


    4/21/13 – The Dawn Theatre – Hillsdale, MI

  • tripp_ncwy

    Glad to see Kris getting much needed support from his new mgmt team.
    Lindsay @LindsayPGEhi y’all! thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we work to make great things happen in the kris-sphere. :)

  • wordnerdarchie

    David Cook is just now singing his 5th song in KC at the Chamber 125th Anniversary Celebration.  He debuted a new song tonight called “Love You Right” co-written with Emerson Hart, the lead singer of Tonic.  There are a couple fans there, so we might have some audio.  Yay!

  • wordnerdarchie

    David Cook is just now singing his 5th song in KC at the Chamber 125th Anniversary Celebration.  He debuted a new song tonight called “Love You Right” co-written with Emerson Hart, the lead singer of Tonic.  There are a couple fans there, so we might have some audio.  Yay!

  • Karen C

    What an incredible day for him :)  Hoping for video or audio also.

  • wordnerdarchie

    Just saw on twitter that there will be video of all his songs except the first one (Fade Into Me). 

    Also saw this “They said he’d be back to sing a “very special song” we won’t want to miss.” 

    I wonder what he’ll be singing?

    ETA: Set-list to this point: FIM, TLSIWFY, New song, Purple Rain and LO.

  • Lexie O’Neill

    Scotty’s turned his NYC concert this weekend into a benefit for Hurricane Sandy victims…

  • Lexie O’Neill

    Oh, and Scotty has invited Pia Toscano to join him on the Beacon Theater stage…

  • girlygirltoo

    that’s nice of him

    ETA – World Vision (the charity Scotty is donating some of the proceeds of this show to) is the same charity that Kris is going to Kenya with for 2 weeks starting the day afte.r Thanksgiving…

  • wordnerdarchie

    David C. is requesting fans at the KC event tonight, to not share the new song yet. *sigh* so we wait…. hope we get it SOON.

  • Incipit

    Just saw on twitter that there will be video of all his songs except the first one (Fade Into Me)….
    Also saw this “They said he’d be back to sing a “very special song” we won’t want to miss.”

    I saw that, wordnerdarchie. He said he wants to “let it marinate”.

    But there is video coming of the ‘special song’ he sang – and I am waiting to hear this one for sure!

    “Kansas City Here I Come” – an R&B song by Lieber and Stoller that originated in 1952, and was covered by the Beatles, Little Richard, and a host of other very well-known names. There are 10 versions just on the album Best of Kansas City.

    A Grammy Hall of Fame winner, it’s the official song of Kansas City – and I’ll bet there was a sing-a-long at the Convention Center tonight – with a room full of 1700 people that included Mayors, Senators and State Representatives – why not? They sang along to “Purple Rain” too!

    Can.not.wait to hear David’s take on these lyrics. Heh.

    I’m goin’ to Kansas City, Kansas City here I come (2x)
    They got a crazy way of lovin’ there, and I’m gonna get me some
    I’m gonna be standing on the corner, of Twelfth Street and Vine (2x)
    With my Kansas City baby, and a bottle of Kansas City wine…

    Film at Eleven. *snerk*

  • Jordana33

    I thought the Nicki Minaj interview was very good, and she handled the Mariah Carey question very well. The feud obviously hasn’t stopped her from expressing her admiration for Mariah Carey as an artist. 

  • Incipit

    Ah well, looks like no videos out of Kansas City until tomorrow – (except for FIM and the New Song).

    Our awesome videographer has crashed for the evening. Heh.

    But David checked in on Twitter:

    What a day, what a day. Thanks to everyone who was a part of it. I’m honored and humbled and such. 

  • girlygirltoo

    yup, that’s pretty much the unofficial anthem of the city, and it is a great song, to boot. hope to see some vid of David singing it :)

  • MellyPer1692
  • blackberryharvest

    Two new idol promos featuring Mariah and Keith.

    It even showed a hopeful singing!

  • Lexie O’Neill

    Scotty is part of a new music spotlight at the Opry and he’s having a cd signing at the Opry store on Broadway (in Nashville:)…

  • Lexie O’Neill

    I honestly don’t remember other artists doing as much charity as the idols do…or did I just not pay attention before? Good for Kris and Scotty!

  • Lexie O’Neill

    If you want a smile to start your morning (and then I promise to stop posting about Scotty for the morning at least:), listen to this dj in Dover, Delaware when Scotty called in yesterday…

  • irockhard

    James’ SCIBIT is featured under “Cool New Rock Music” on All Access:

  • justmefornow

    Nice. Also of the top 4 featured songs, 2 are Wind up artists and another was also produced by James Michael.
     (Seems from those descriptions, Wind up does know how to get rock radio to play their acts.)

  • Karen C

    Here’s another article about David Cook being honored at his elementary school.

    And as much as I want to hear the new song, I am glad that the fans that were there are honoring his wishes not to post it yet.  Hope to hear it soon, though.  Really soon :)

  • bridgette12

    Wow, every day, there’s another concert popping up. His fall and spring calendar is filling up, can’t wait to see what’s going to happen next.