Idol Headlines for 11/21/12 – The Evening Edition

“Home” will make another appearance! Interscope Promotion tweets, “@Phillips #Home will be featured in the closing of the Thanksgiving Day NFL GAME Texans Vs. Lions”

Talking with Phillip Phillips, performing at Mall of Georgia Nov. 21 at 6:30 p.m. – “I’m having fun with it,” he said, “trying to keep it fresh. People really connect with it. And with Hurricane Sandy, it has even more meaning.” He said he’s been healthy with no more kidney stones to bedevil him for now. “Trying to take it easy when I can but I’m staying busy,” he said. Phillips did a few charity events to help out victims of Hurricane Sandy, including the PS22 Chorus at that elementary school on Staten Island. “When we did it, I was tired. I had been up since 4 a.m. But when I got to hang out with the kids, it lifted me back up, gave me some energy. They were so mature for their ages.” – Read more at Atlanta Journal Constitution

Kelly Clarkson’s Advice To Young Artists: “Do It For The Right Reasons” – Did you know that Kelly Clarkson wanted to be a back-up singer? No, we didn’t either, and it’s hard to imagine her anything less than a star she is today. But she insists that ten years later she still doesn’t “fit in most environments in this industry.” “There are prettier girls or oh, there are more talented girls, or oh, there are always more things that people will tell you,” she explained when we sat down with her in LA. “To all those people, like I was totally one of those kids, like that people kind of were like, oh you’re obviously never going to make it.” And so she resolved instead to hang behind the scenes, where she could flex that gargantuan voice of hers and keep out of the spotlight. – Read more at VH1

Nicki Minaj Denied Entry For Her Own Album Release Party By The NYPD – Nicki Minaj was slated to host her album release party on Tuesday night at a club in New York City, but an eyewitness exclusively tells the pop diva and her entourage were denied at the door by the NYPD because they were at capacity. Held at Greenhouse Nightclub, the event was sponsored by Smirnoff Iced Cake and Nicki, 29, was supposed to make an appearance with Flo Rida and Fabolous – but came too late to get in. – Read more at Radar Online

Nicki Minaj talks new music and ‘American Idol’ – Q. Is working as a judge on “American Idol” what you thought it would be like? A. No. … They’re very long days and that’s the biggest thing I didn’t really expect. … I’m used to being able to handle my business at any time, and when it’s ‘American Idol,’ sometimes we’re in one place for eight hours judging people and I can’t go to my BlackBerry every five minutes like I’m used to. So that kind of slows my business down and that is something that I never could have foreseen. But, as a whole, I love the experience that I’m getting. Q. How are you and Mariah Carey, another new judge on “Idol,” getting along? A. (Click.) – Read more at Daily Herald

Blake Shelton and his MOM’s ‘Not So Family Christmas’ Interview

Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Blake Shelton’s Not So Family Christmas’ Interview

Carrie Underwood: Backstage with Billboard at the 2012 AMAs

Why is ABC’s Nashville Out of Tune? – On paper, Nashville should be shooting up the Nielsen charts with a bullet, but there are a few key reasons it’s not. (ABC and Nashville execs declined to comment.) From the beginning, ABC knew that the title was a problem. The word “Nashville” was destined to turn off a segment of viewers who wouldn’t even sample the show, as thoughts of steel guitars, rhinestones and the Grand Ole Opry came to mind. “Country music is a little limiting,” confirms one insider. (Never mind that Nashville is less about the songs and more about the relationships.) But a rigorous internal attempt to find a new name was unsuccessful, with most contenders (like Breaking In) sounding even more generic. – Read more at TV Guide

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  • Sharon S.

    Video preview for Adam’s hour long interview on Canadian show “In Sixty” on Sunday (info provided in previous Headlines thread):

  • Mike

    I know this is not the numbers thread…but can someone explain how ‘Home’ was ranked in the top 10 all day long on Itunes & now it has dropped all the way to #112….doesn’t make sense to me how it could drop more than 100 spots in a matter of hours??

  • wordnerdarchie

    I just saw that too, maybe it has something to do with people “completing the album”, or people buying the CD instead of just the single and since their charts cover several days that is just now affecting the totals?

  • bridgette12

    I can’t wait to see this one, a whole hour of Adam is the kind of interviews I love. 

  • loveroftalent

    Anyone know when and where this interview happened…Adam looks AMAZING……

  • CanadianLady

    I think it’s because there are now 2 versions of “Home” – the single and the one on the album. One was higher and one lower.

  • Sharon S.

    I believe it was taped in May of this year, during his Canadian promo tour.

  • Mike

    I guess that might be good…people are buying the album instead of just the single…but it will sure make it harder to get to 3x platinum…but I am sure Phillip wants to sell more albums than singles.

  • Larc

    One reason Nashville may not be doing so well is that it’s entirely too soapy, IMO. I tried to like it.  Some of the music has been good.  But I got fed up and bailed about halfway through last week’s episode and may not bother with it anymore.

  • Kesia Monteith

    Excellent interview with Lyric da Queen from Lyric 145:

  • heartly

    The Pepsi NFL Anthems people posted this short video of Kelly in the studio recording Get Up that’s humorous with Kelly, Oligee, Kate (former bgv person), Ashley (bff/makeup person) and Narvel trying to do vocals together.

  • Li Wright

    Wow! Nicki Minaj is everywhere….and still no Mariah!

  • Liteasy

    I went to P2’s concert tonight at the Mall of Georgia, and there was a huge crowd during the concert and afterward when he came back to sign autographs. People of all ages were there, including men, women and children and lots of young adults.  He put on a great show and sang songs from his new album.

    Speaking of his album, I bought mine at Target but went to Walmart, and they didn’t have any, and there was no space for it.  I assume Walmart isn’t promoting his album.

  • durbesque

    HOME is back where it belongs!  Yay! 

  • lovetheusa1776

     Such an interesting guy – between two ways of looking at the world.

  • Nadine_Bitch

    The official video for Adam’s Mecedes-Benz performance:

    The music was so low that Adam sang in almost A capella. A total different audience too, full of high profile executives, I guess;)

  • BonnieDee

    I agree that it’s too soapy.  Plus, they could have done it so much better, with real singers playing the lead instead of actresses and a real focus on the music instead of this soap opera crap.   

  • Anny_nanny

    What happened?

    58. Phillip Phillips – Gone, Gone, Gone
    135. Phillip Phillips – Home?
    181. Phillip Phillips – Wicked Game
    285. Phillip Phillips – Man On the Moon
    412. Phillip Phillips – Get Up Get Down
    542. Phillip Phillips – So Easy
    678. Phillip Phillips – Wanted Is Love
    701. Phillip Phillips – Where We Came From
    711. Phillip Phillips – Hold On
    935. Phillip Phillips – Tell Me a Story
    951. Phillip Phillips – Drive Me
    1014. Phillip Phillips – Can’t Go Wrong
    1289. Phillip Phillips – Hazel
    1411. Phillip Phillips – A Fool’s Dance

  • Kariann Hart

    Nandine, thank you for the link!  Adam sure gets around!  I loved his singing!

  • Chris

    I don’t mind soapy, it reminds me of Dallas in that regard but it feels like they shove songs in hoping to also cross market and sell on I Tunes.

  • YankeeFan08

    Pitbull added to the VH1 Divas line-up:

    We’re thankful that @Pitbull will be performing at #VH1DIVAS 2012! Watch his announcement on #VH1Buzz: 

    It would be awesome if he and Adam performed a song together.

  • Nadine_Bitch

    Adam Lambert has been confirmed to have a concert
    at The Shibuya Public Hall, Tokyo, Japan on February 21, 2013.

    Via @mmyy9:

    – Feb 21 Tokyo (The Shibuya Public Hall) has been added. Details will be
    up on the Udo site on Nov 26, pre-sale for Udo Premium Members starts
    on Nov 26 11 am.

    This is the 6th shows line up for Japan in Feb 2013.

  • bridgette12

    Love it, another show for the non-tour. If he keeps this up, he’s going to spend most of February in Japan. 

  • Nadine_Bitch

    He will do 6 shows in 8 days.

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  • bridgette12

    That’s cool for Adam and Queen! I have to laugh at who’s on the worst list, Rhianna. I guess people don’t appreciate her lip sync performances. 

  • milwlovesadam

    Pitbull???? A Diva?? WTF???

    No to a duet with Adam. Just no.

    Exactly what constitutes a Diva anymore? Miley? Pitbull?

    I just do not get it.

    As for me, I’ll just keep watching those amazeballs commercials with Adam until the show airs. Might need to use my DVR and skim through a lot.

    Pitbull? WTF?????

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Just saw Rachel Crow singing in the Macy’s parade.

  • girlygirltoo

    I saw Pitbull at The Grove a few months back. He was surrounded by a pretty big entourage. That’s very diva-like, anyway :)

  • tucker davis

     I saw the end of the Texans-Lions game and saw the ‘Home’ tribute. It was very moving showing all the CBS families involved in their sports division. The entire song was played.  Since then I have seen Phillip’s CD advertised on several channels on TV with ‘Home’ playing in the background.

  • Lexie O’Neill

    Entertainment Tonight just went through a run-down of the Christmas albums available this year…and Scotty’s was right next to last (Rod Stewart)–a new clip I hadn’t seen before–showed him recording “Christmas Coming Round Again.” He also spoke about how special of a time Christmas is… 

    He was the only one with an actual spoken clip.

  • Nadine_Bitch

    Via @mmyy9: Adam Lambert 2013 Japan Tour Ticket Summary (as of 16:00 Nov 23, 2012 JST)

    Feb 19 Tokyo – Sold out

    Feb 20 Tokyo – Sold out

    Feb 21 Tokyo (added on Nov 22) – Pre-sale for Udo Premium Members starts on Nov 26

    Feb 23 Kanazawa – Presale by phone starts on Nov 25 10am

    Feb 25 Nagoya – Udo presale sold out, Ticket Pia/e-plus/Lawson
    pre-sales by ballot going on, Ticket Pia pre-sale (1st come 1st served)
    starts on Nov 26, General sale starts on Dec 1. Feb 26 Osaka – 2nd floor seats sold out, 1st floor standing tickets still available everywhere.

  • Anny_nanny

    Phillip Phillips’ ‘The World From the Side of the Moon’: What the Critics Are Saying
    Phillips Goes Deep With “Side Of The Moon” (But here I with pleasure read about Haley and Crystal)

  • CFIdolsfan

    Walmart has unfortunately been slow to put the Idols’ albums on the shelf. I am sure they will eventually have it, like they have done with the others’ cd’s.

  • jpfan2

    Home has returned to iTunes. Thans to the game, it’s #5 on the singles chart.

  • Anny_nanny

    This is the song-phantom. I do not have time to enter the chart, as it goes out.

  • OffLeash

    Weird. Home shows #41 at iTunes (from the deluxe version 11/23 – 10:31 am.) So I checked Kworb’s site, and the stats for Home are screwed up, alternating from 0 to 0.19/0.43/0.62 and 0.66 over the last 24 hours. Could be because there are now 3 versions of Home from the single, the regular album, and the deluxe. I wonder how long it’ll take for the song to stabilize at iTunes.