Idol Headlines for 11/3/12

Carrie Underwood performs at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC.
Mandisa performs at Women of Faith Celebrate in Hartford, CT.
Phil Stacey performs at Scarlet Chord in Laurens, SC.
Jason Castro performs at the Proof of Your Love Tour in Waterville, ME.
Adam Lambert performs at Live in the Vineyard in Napa, CA.
Lauren Alaina performs at CMS Country Christmas in Nashville, TN. Via AmericanIdol

DeWyze sees silver lining: ‘Idol’ winner’s new album more folk-rock – Think Mumford and Sons or Ben Harper, a musician who DeWyze has long cited as a huge influence in his career. There are hints of Chicago blues and — because some of the album was recorded in Nashville — even a bit of country flavor. “It’s a fingerpicking, boot-stomping, banjo-playing affair,” he said. Dewyze said he’s shopping the record around to labels and hopes it will be released late this year or in early 2013. He’d also like to get back in the studio to recut and release an acoustic album of his favorite tracks from each of his four albums. – Read more at Daily Herald

Live at 35: Casey Abrams – The Live In The Vineyard Live at 35 concert series surprised Customers onboard Flight #459, from DEN to MKE, with a concert by American Idol finalist Casey Abrams. Casey performed two of his songs, Stuck in London and Get Out, to a sold out crowd at 35,000 feet. One Customer was overheard saying, “This is why I love Southwest!” Just like that Customer, Casey has always been a big fan of our airline. Before taking flight, Casey performed a song he wrote specifically for Southwest.

Hicksville USA – Deep into his summerlong run at Indigo at Bally’s, one of Taylor Hicks’ new friends in the Las Vegas entertainment community offered a suggestion: Make Indigo a real roadhouse saloon. Stack some hay bales around the room. Sprinkle crushed peanut shells across the floor. You know, for the authenticity of it all. “We’re not going to have peanuts on the floor, at least not yet,” Hicks says, “and you can subtract the roadhouse brawls.” – Read more at Las Vegas Magazine

Jordin Sparks at the USO Gala Last Night

Carrie Underwood: ‘It’s a fun time for country’ – With country-pop sweetheart Taylor Swift sitting at the top of the Billboard charts, a soapy ABC drama anchored in Nashville and Underwood’s tour itinerary expanding – this year included her first dates in Europe and Australia and she extended the regularly sold-out trek well into 2013 – Underwood boasts, “It’s a fun time for country.” When we caught up with Underwood ahead of her recent “Blown Away” tour stop and CMA gig (CMT will re-broadcast the ceremony Nov. 19 at 9 p.m.) she weighed in on all the attention Nashville has been getting. – Read more at the LA Times

J.Lo, Jennifer Hudson Enlist RedOne For New Music – RedOne is a busy man these days. He’s jet-setting across the globe, working on tracks with Lady Gaga for ARTPOP and nabbing studio time with two of the music industry’s biggest Jennifers. The producer told MTV News that he’s working on smashes for Jennifer Hudson and Jennifer Lopez with one motto in mind: Go big or go home. “I’m the executive producer of [Lopez’s] album, and we already have songs that are just incredible. It’s just amazing. It’s mixed [styles]. It’s everything about Jennifer Lopez,” he told MTV News about once again creating tunes for the singer/actress. – Read more at MTV

‘X Factor’ on-the-scene report: How Britney interacts with her fans, more Emblem3 moments – 1. Even though Thursday is results night and not the Wednesday night of wild performances, that stage is still quite the sensory overload for anyone witnessing the show in person. It seems like a demure, light, family-friendly place when you first walk in 45 minutes before the show starts, and dozens of teenage girls in the pit (it really did look like it was all teenage girls down there — I saw no guys in the pit) are singing along to “Oops!… I Did It Again.” (Though they are teens today, so far more of them sang along to Demi Lovato’s “Give Your Heart a Break.”) But when the overhead lights go off, that place turns dark and sleek. And then the spotlights, flashing lights and giant panels of black, blue and pink turn on, and the studio starts to feel far less American Idol, far more VMAs. Read more at Entertainment Weekly

Simon Cowell on ‘X Factor’s’ 1432 Name Change: ‘It Was Just Crappy’ – Simon Cowell is completely enamored by his groups category, specifically Emblem 3 and Lyric 145, but there is one act whose numbers just don’t add up. 1432, formerly known as LYLAS, is in the hunt for a new name, and this time Cowell wants the public to choose it. “It was just crappy, the name. And I just couldn’t say it week after week,” Cowell said in a postshow interview. “I think the public will get it right. It doesn’t have a natural flow to it. Emblem 3, Lyric 145, 1432 — just too many numbers.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

‘Nashville’ Enlists ‘True Blood’ Alum for Rockin’ Role (Exclusive) – The competition for Deacon’s services may have just added another player on ABC’s Nashville. True Blood alum Daniel Buran has booked a recurring role on the freshman musical drama, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. Buran will recur on the Connie Britton/Hayden Panettiere series as Cy, the lead singer of a Bon Jovi-like rock band that’s selling out concerts worldwide who’s shopping for another guitar player to add to their sound. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

‘X Factor’: Jason Brock Leads in Twitter Followers – The next night, Cowell wrote off Brock as one of two ponies racing to finish last in the race, but if Twitter is to be believed, L.A. Reid may have the dark horse on his team as Brock leads all 12 remaining acts with an impressive 143,981 followers. As of Nov. 2, Brock was leading California surfer dudes Emblem3 by 16,000. So what is it about Brock that is resonating with the public? Speaking after Thursday night’s broadcast, Reid said it comes down to one thing: pure fun. “Jason Brock makes me smile,” said Reid after the elimination show. “I like genuine fun and I like it when people lose themselves in their little moment instead of thinking it through about how they’re going to look and walk. It’s just too mechanical for me. … I like it when people are footloose and free and that is Jason Brock.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

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  • Anny_nanny

    “To support the victims of Hurricane Sandy, I¹m going to Staten Island to perform with the chorus of PS22. You can watch this performanc”

  • tripp_ncwy

    Weekend Countdown Shows

    MuchMusic Top20 Video Countdown (11.02.2012)
    #05 Live Like We’re Young – One Direction 
    #17 Your Body – Christina Aguilera 
    #29 Kiss You Inside Out – Hedley

    Rick Dees Top 40 (11.03.2012)
    #01 One More Night – Maroon5
    #04 Good Time – Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen 
    #19 Your Body – Christina Aguilera
    #20 Live While We’re Young – One Direction
    #23 Home – Phillip Phillips
    #31 Pound The Alarm – Nicki Minaj
    #35 Heart Skips A Beat – Olly Murs

    Rick Dees HOT ADULT (11.03.2012)
    #02 Home – Phillip Phillips
    #03 One More Night – Maroon5
    #05 Good Time – Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen 
    #26 Kiss You Inside Out – Hedley
    #28 Start Of Something Good – Daughtry
    #30 Darkside – Kelly Clarkson
    #35 Want U Back – Cher Lloyd
    #37 Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
    #38 Payphone – Maroon 5 f/Wiz Khalifa
    #40 Give Your Heart A Break – Demi Lovato

    GAC Top 20 Country For the week of October 26th – November 2nd
    #02 Blown Away Carrie Underwood
    #04 Crying on a Suitcase Casey James
    #05 Over Blake Shelton
    #18 Drinking Side Of Country Bucky Covington 

    Crook & Chase Country Countdown – Countdown – Week 44 – November 3, 2012
    #02 Blown Away – Carrie Underwood
    #20 Crying on a Suitcase – Casey James

  • jdanton2

    Jordin looks good at that USO event . also a short video of her doing Battlefield.

    Also an article about the event. Jordin performed that plus No Air and One Step At A Time . wish she had some new songs to perform at these events.

    Looks like Jessica Sanchez is working with NeYo .
    ? Jesse W. Wilson ? ?@TheCorpShow
    In the studio with my big brother
    @NeYoCompound when we worked on her project RT “@blujay_44ever:
    @thecorpshow when did you meet jessica?”

    Also the name of Melanie Amaro’s album will be Truly .

  • tripp_ncwy

    Lee DeWyze @LeeDeWyze
    Thank You @ABC7Chicago for a great time in the studio today :)

  • steph6449

    Danny Gokey will be performing tonight in Milwaukee for a Sophia’s Heart gala raising funds for his non-profit’s music & arts programs for local kids. The kids will also be performing, on their own and with Danny.

    Still teasing on “news” re his apparent new record deal, but says he can’t tell specifics until a press release goes out formally. Seems to be very busy song-writing.

  • tripp_ncwy

    From last night;

    Stefano Langone @StefanoIn the studio wit my boy @MikePosner makin history #Blessed #DoWork

  • CanadianLady

    From his tweets, Heejun is writing songs with other people – I think in in LA. And enjoying it.

  • tripp_ncwy

    A few more pics from Kris’s show at Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas Mexico last night.

    This one is very interesting because Torres is singing & Kris is on the box. lol

    The event seems to be a private event for Tyson Foods from AR.  The Clay guy  who was tweeting is from NW AR and tweeted earlier in the day that Kris was on his water volleyball team & would be rocking the Tyson Group later.

  • Miz

    I’m with Casey. I’m a huge fan of Southwest Air. Only airline I fly. I love them.

    Very cool he got to do one of their concerts in the sky. 

  • Lucie Laniel

    MJ Scotty is performing on the CMA Country Christmas being taped tonight.  The show will be seen later in December on ABC.…es-of-sugarland

    And Lauren doesn’t seem to be on the list of performers.

  • lightoftruth777

    In regards to Scotty McCreery performing at the CMA Country Christmas being taped tonight. Thanks for the head’s up!! That link wasn’t opening….try this! :)

  • lovesickheroine

    Jessica Sanchez’s producer confirmed yesterday on twitter that Ne-Yo worked with Jessica for her new song. It’s unknown if he co-wrote or they did a collaboration, I hope its both

  • ptebwwong

    MJ lists Lauren performing at the CMS Country Christmas not the CMA Country Christmas Scotty is performing at.

    I can’t find any info on CMS Country Christmas. So I’m not sure if this is a typo & she’s attending the CMA Christmas special or this is a separate event. 

    Lauren’s mom tweeted a couple of days ago that Lauren was hoping to be at the CMA Christmas special. So maybe it was a last minute decision for her to attend/perform .

  • curly_yenta

    In addition to his year long residency at Ballys Las Vegas which will extend deep into 2013, Taylor Hicks performed at the “The Composer’s Showcase of Las Vegas” on Oct 24.  You can read about the event here:

    Here is his performance of his original “Maybe You Should” and “Seven Mile Breakdown”.


  • hellomusicgirl

    David Archuleta’s CD “BEGIN” was featured We10 on YANTV, which is the leading youth channel in Vietnam:

    In other Archie news, we still don’t have an official date for release of the extended edition of the Forevermore album in the Philippines but online retailers are indicating the middle of November. 

    Also there are indications that more music might be in the works. One of the songwriters that David worked with on The Other Side of Down has indicated that she’s working on “something musical” for him currently. The speculation is that they are possibly planning to release one (or more) of the songs he recorded that were not included on the album. The songwriter had told fans previously that her favorite song she did with David was actually one that had never been released. Not sure if they’ll hold that release for next year but it would make sense if they did. Gotta make it through 2013! lol

  • tripp_ncwy

    Kris Allen @KrisAllen
    Thanks @TysonChicken for having us out to Cabo. We have had an amazing time.

  • Kitwana

    I’m surprised by the relatively low ratings for the NBC Hurricane relief concert. Just over 6 million viewers according to Hopefully they’ll do another relief concert later when the cities affected by Sandy have had a chance to recover and after the network has had a chance to promote the concert a bit more. Not really sure why NBC felt the need to put the concert on so quickly. I have a feeling many did not even know it was being broadcast on Friday. A larger, more well promoted concert, across all networks would probably be more effective.

  • OffLeash

    You gotta admire Stefano’s self confidence! Making history, uh? ;)

  • OffLeash

    Aww… Can’t wait to find out what he’s been up to. I was sure for a while that he was looking into hosting and appearances on comedy shows.

  • OffLeash

    Couldn’t they air it again later with more promo?

  • irockhard

    Wasn’t his album supposed to have been released by now?

  • heartly

    They ended up sneaking this in, but if you order the Greatest Hits package from Kelly’s site, they have a second volume of the Smoakstack Sessions EP bundled with it.  Good news is that it includes some of the great covers she’s done, bad news is that these sessions were recorded in 2010 so it doesn’t include any of the great ones she has done this year.  Win some, lose some.  lol

    Smoakstack Vol. 2 tracklist:

    I Never Loved A Man Your Cheatin’ Heart Walking After Midnight That I Would Be Good / Use Somebody Lies

    re: Relief concert.  I consider myself pretty tuned in to things happening like this and I had vaguely heard about it prior.  I think they should’ve waited just a little while longer to get it more organized and bigger, although I understand the urgency they may have felt to get it out there as soon as possible.

  • LA944

    Casey airplane song was adorable. That’s a cool idea.

    Here is a video with Casey from his show in Hermosa Beach doing an impromptu performance of the Flintstones theme song. Check out the sax player too–he went to the same school as Casey. This is awesome

  • Taylor

    Looks like Jessica Sanchez is working with NeYo .…? Jesse W. Wilson ? ?@TheCorpShowIn the studio with my big brother @NeYoCompound when we worked on her project RT “@blujay_44ever: @thecorpshow when did you meet jessica?”

    Awesome! This is exactly what Jessica should be doing.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Couple of pics of Lee at the Cures 2012 Gala in Chicago tonight.

    VIDEO: Lee performance of “Who Would Have Known” on  ABC7 Chicago for Demand Cures Cancer Research Fundraising Gala

  • MellyPer1692

    Some pics of Adam from Napa Live in the Vineyard tonight:

    @RCAPromo @adamlambert performing to some lucky winners at @liveinvineyard

    @liveinvineyard: If Live In The Vineyard X had a dance off our money would be on Adam for the win. #adamlambert


    “@VH1Music: @Kyo_jp We are recording “Trespassing” for a #VH1Top20 bump-in on next week’s episode”

  • peter18

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  • CanadianLady

    I think he has a few possibilities. He’s in Korea now.

  • Sharon S.

    Nice tweets about Adam’s performance from a couple of the band members of one of the other acts, Delta Rae:

    Adam Lambert is killing it! #thingsineverthoughtidsay

    BatSparklesTHIS GUY!!!! @adamlambert fuckin KILLING IT. And those moves ??? Like DAMN.

  • YankeeFan08

    Thanks for posting the vids.  Adam sounded amazing as usual plus he looked beautiful.  Love the jacket.  He sure knows how to dress for a performance … he always looks like a star.

    Here’s a tweet from Adam with a pic of him and Grace Potter … both looking gorgeous!

    Adam Lambert
    Grace Potter is RAD

  • loveroftalent

    Thanks for posting the videos….I watched on the livestream…He looked and sounded incredible…So glad he put in some of his signature wails and riffs…Reading some really nice tweets from those who have never seen him live….

  • MellyPer1692
  • loveroftalent

    Adam is such a cutie…Love him…I couldn’t watch on the VH1 site being from Canada, but I found it youtube….


    Wow,wow,wow! These Adam, performances are some of my favorite ever and that is saying a lot! He is so damn sexy and gorgeous. What a singer and performer, these are some of ny favorite Trespassing songs, glorious!!

  • Nadine_Bitch

    Love those Vineyard videos! His voice is so good without back up singers. This version of Is this love is even better than the one in Australia. Broken english was so… perfect.

  • lovesickheroine

     Ryan Murphy says Jessica Sanchez will most likely to play a character from a rival choir (as expected) and will only appear on 2 or 3 episodes (boo!)

  • loveroftalent

    I loved hearing him without the back up singers too…His voice is all that’s needed IMHO…His voice amazes me everytime.  He always changes things up a bit, so it’s always new.  I know I should be used to how good he is, but no, he still always blows me away….And like VH1 say…Is there anything Adam Lambert can’t sing…I would say…I don’t think so…

  • MellyPer1692

    His voice is always good lol. For this kind of show, it’s great without the backups. For electric shows, I really like them, someone else to play off and their additions to WWFM and Outlaws of Love are beautiful.

  • milwlovesadam

    This has to be one of my very favorite Adam performances. Just love how his vocal talent shined through. So gorgeous, so sexy, so sweet and saucy all together.  Those dance moves, that shirt…

    Loved the chance to riff, and the more stripped back Chokehold and Broken English shows what great songs they are. And don’t even get me started on Is This Love. It just sends me to a hammock on a tropical island somewhere…

  • jdanton2

     Jessica’s episodes of Glee would most likely air in April if the timing of episodes are similar to last year.

  • Jazz_11

    Thanks for the videos of Adam Live in the Vineyard performance

  • Jazz_11

    Ohh Broken English new arrangement was definitely perfect.. instead of hitting the high notes as usually he changed it to low register.. AMAZING

  • Nadine_Bitch

    LOL yeah, he’s always good, can’t argue with that;)

    I loved the VJJ’s too, It’s just that he’s so, so damn good in performances like this. Makes me want to close my eyes and just listen to his voice:)

  • lovetheusa1776

    Just finished watching the vids (numerous times) – Lambert is one of the most brilliant live performers in action today.  His voice is extraordinary – a gorgeous, supple instrument that soars effortlessly wherever he wants it to go.  Beautiful to look at, charming and humorous – has it all.

  • Axxxel

    Country music ? Rap ? Hip Hop ? I think he was great on that reagge song though ?

  • Axxxel

    I love to see Adam Lambert perform , with dancers, with back up singers, without dancers and backupsingers…. alone with Tommy or alone with Brian London… or alone with a Chinese band or alone with a British band…or singing a song from Grease with a radiohost… I love them all !!!

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  • Axxxel

    Love love love Ring of Fire (ROF), american Idol season 8 live -(a la Delana) version…
     Then again, just for the sake of research… I was wondering how it would sound like if Adam sang ROF in pure country style.

    Didn’t Lady Gaga sing a song with a country music vibe ?

  • lovetheusa1776

    Not sure what you mean by “pure” country or if there is such a thing.  Presume you don’t mean what passes for country today. 
    Was not a fan of BTW in any version – particularly that one.

  • gatorgirl5028

    It’s nice to see Lee involved with so many different charitable organizations! He seems extremely happy being able to give back. Love the new music he’s playing; can’t wait for his new album!!!!

  • Axxxel

    I guess I was not clear… What I meant is that I wonder how Adam would sound like if he sang ROF almost for 90 pct in the same way as the original version.

    As for Lady Gaga.. BTW is born this way ??? I was more thinking of “You and I”

  • Axxxel

    Adam Lambert concert with banter… about 30minutes video…