Idol Headlines for 1/15/13

Kelly Clarkson Says Planning Her Wedding “Is Hell” – Yes, country-friendly star Kelly Clarkson is engaged, to Blake Shelton’s manager. But hold your horses, folks. Kelly tells the Country Vibe website she can’t believe she’s getting questions about having kids already—and she doesn’t even have a date for the wedding yet. Kelly, engaged to Reba McEntire’s stepson, Brandon Blackstock, says she wasn’t the typical little girl who always dreamed about her wedding, so all this is a little overwhelming. “I’ve never been that girl, so it’s really hard. There’s a lot of decisions from flowers to invitations,” Kelly says. – Read more at Country Weekly

Catching up with Rossville’s Lauren Alaina: South Korean tour, new album on tap for 2013 – No one was more surprised than Lauren Alaina when her name was called as Best New Artist at the recent American Country Awards. “I thought it would be Jana Kramer,” says the Rossville teen. “At rehearsal, when they ran through the show, they played Jana’s song after my category. I shouldn’t have thought anything of that, they don’t play the winner, but I got it stuck in my head that Jana was going to win. So when they called my name, I freaked out!” – Read more at Times Free Press

‘American Idol’ Is Back: 5 Reasons to Watch – On January 14th, American Idol returns for its 12th season – and it won’t take fans very long to see that the Fox staple has shaken things up radically. Who could blame the Idol team for taking risks? The judges didn’t click with each other or the audience last season; Steven Tyler gazed off passively into the middle distance, Jennifer Lopez gently encouraged the performers to be true to themselves and Randy Jackson just tried to make everyone stay on pitch. Now J. Lo and Tyler are gone and Idol has laid out the red carpet for an all-new panel of judges and a new crop of auditions in Charlotte, Chicago, Long Beach, New Orleans, New York, Oklahoma City and San Antonio. Here are five reasons to tune in to American Idol this season: – Read more at Rollingstone

Will New ‘American Idol’ Season Be Rebirth or Swan Song? – The positivity of many onlookers stems from two factors. First, there’s the success, already briefly touched upon, of its two newest idols. Though McCreery has yet to prove his staying power, his raw talent and knack for staying relevant despite having been finishing up high school and starting college over the past year are certainly becoming. Phillips could be destined as a one-hit wonder, but his hit is still around leading into the new “Idol” season — at No. 6 this week on the Hot 100, in fact. Finally, even if Phillips fades away, the show has a coronation song to couple with “A Moment Like This” that might still get radio play years down the road. – Read more at

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Mariah Carey: New Album Will Benefit from “Re-Energizing” Experience of “American Idol” – “I think that this process has gotten me to a place where I look at some of the contestants and I go, ‘You know what? This person has to try so hard and come in here and bare everything,’ …it makes me want to be a better artist,” Mariah explains. The superstar diva also says that the contestants’ drive and determination has reminded her why she got into the business in the first place, and she’s keeping that in mind as she works on her album. “Whether it’s lyrics, vocals, whatever it is, chord changes that I’m writing with someone I’m hearing in my head, honestly, I feel like you look at that drive, and it re-energizes you,” Mariah says. – Read more at ABC News Radio

Britney Spears Conservatorship: Singer’s Father Keeping Watchful Eye After Broken Engagement (REPORT) – “There are absolutely no plans to petition the court for the conservatorship to end,” a source told the website. “It is highly unlikely it will end for at least another year.” Trawick was approved as a co-conservator in April — a request that was made by Britney herself — but he has since been removed since the couple split, reports TMZ. “Jamie will be keeping a very close eye on Britney now she no longer has Jason in her life. He loved Jason like a son and trusted him to look after his daughter,” the source explained to RadarOnline. “Now that Jason is gone, Jamie is concerned that Britney doesn’t have any true friends to look out for her outside of her immediate family members, and he believes it is more important than ever right now to keep the conservatorship in place to protect her.” – Read more at Huffington Post

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  • Lexie O’Neill

    So cool that Lauren is going to South Korea!

  • BonnieDee

    Yes, that is awesome.  She has been working with Special Olympics since she was 12 and now she is a UNIFY ambassador for them.  The article says she’ll be there for a week.  Not sure if she’s singing or not.  

  • AlesheaDominique

    I really enjoyed the interview of my snowflake, Lauren. Gets me even more excited for new music. I think it is great that she gets to go to South Korea and be apart of that. 

  • EliteHalien

     Again, I’m gonna say that I’ve really been impressed with the way Nicki has presented herself in interviews. I honestly think people are judging her prematurely and I personally find that very unfair.

    My theory is that the producers will edit her initially to give everyone what they’ve been assuming: a “crazy”judge, but I think- once the live shows start- she’ll be intelligent and invested.

    Just my two cents. ˆ_ˆ

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I agree. So far, Nicki has impressed me a lot. Yes, she can be silly and outrageous, but she also comes across as thoughtful, intelligent and serious about judging. She also seemed to be considering the contestants’ feelings a lot in explaining how criticism can be very helpful, if conveyed n a certain way. I’m looking forward to seeing how her and the other new judges perform this year. OTOH, I lol’ed at Mariah being rather self-centered in explaining how she has “learned to say no without gutting herself”. Yes, Mariah, the important thing here is how you feel, not that you’ve stomped all over someone’s dreams. lol

  • Nadine_Bitch

    Adam now on Energy..SHADY….

    They are spinning Adam’s songs almost every 30 minutes:)

  • fantoo1

    They seem to really be promoting the season to build new buzz-my local fox news station showed a clip and they talked about it for awhile. Hope it all works!

  • asifclueless

    Thanks … Nadine.

    I’ve been listening to this Energy Station since yesterday. They’ve been playing Adam’s songs on rotation all day.

    UNDERNEATH on radio  just takes my breath away. After this song, I was speechless, sat quietly for a while until I got back to reality.
    Adam just takes me out of this world. 

    First time, ever I’ve heard so many Adam’s songs on radio.Love this station.

  • Nadine_Bitch

    You should listen to Liam McEwan’s ”Adam Lambert hour’ every week on Flea FM New Zealand. He has one hour of Adam goodness and it would be 3 hours before his birthday:) Crazy, huh?

    Liam McEwanþ@LiamMcEwan
    Poster & local times for my 3 Hour @AdamLambert special, which will air a few days b4 his b’day!

  • CB40

    You guys see VFTW is shutting down in June? LOL

  • fuzzywuzzy
  • tripp_ncwy

    Lee Dewyze just announced he is signed to Vanguard Records

  • artemis112

    Lee DeWyze just announced he’s signed with Vanguard Records:

  • Niall

    Nice! Good for Lee. This should be a much better fit than RCA.

  • tripp_ncwy
  • Kathleen Moore

    All the buzz says Nicki will be the breakout judge/star this year on Idol.  And she’ll probably do great during the auditions.  But wait until we get to the live shows.  Right now I’m getting Tyler-flashbacks.

    Congrats to Lee.

  • MargieIdol
  • marie

    Thanks listening to Adam’s song Runnin right now.

  • blackberryharvest
  • jdanton2

    Update on Jessica Sanchez’s albums first single in February is to feature Ne Yo.

  • MellyPer1692
  • DB987

    Cool for Lauren going to South Korea it should be a great experience.  I also think the aritcle is great.  She seems very level headed about approaching her career and winning the ACA. The comments by others are spot on as to what the award means and what she needs to do to move her careere to the nexrt step. I am excited to hear her new music.

  • blackberryharvest

    That’s a good collaboration to have! Excited for her.

  • H.A.

    I want pictures of Adam and Bill Clinton. Gimme please.

  • asifclueless
  • bridgette12

    I love the color of his suit and his hair is perfect.

  • asifclueless

    Last night Adam attended this Charity Fundraiser:

    President Bill Clinton  and  Kobe Bryant spoke at the fundraiser  for the Step up on Vine and Step Up on Second projects which provide housing to the homeless in LA.   President Bill Clinton’s Speech

  • MellyPer1692
  • Axxxel

    Still a bit *&$*&@$&@ at justjared because they were the first to report in a sensational way about Adam’s “Les Miz” tweets and started off a whole chainreaction of media buzz….

  • Axxxel

    Just wondering… Adam was whose date that night ? Nice to see that he is supporting this type of cause…

  • girlygirltoo

    Always nice to see official “sold out” notices from the venues themselves :)

  • girlygirltoo

    Adam looks very nice in those photos. Was Sauli there, too?

    Kelly should elope (that’s what I’ll do if I ever get married, haha)

  • milwlovesadam

    Oh Adam. Oh. Oh. My.

    How much more f*cking gorgeous can one man possibly be???

    Oh. And a nice event too.

    And nice suit, tie, and earrings that match his boots. Yummy YSL cougar boots .

    (( I’m not much of a fan am I?? )) Thanks asif for posting these goodies.

  • bridgette12

    I didn’t realize that his earrings were matching his outfit until I looked a second time at the pictures. He looked really good.

  • asifclueless

    But … mils … Do you like him?


  • Kariann Hart

    Maybe Kelly can get some advice from Carrie and Kellie in planning her wedding?

    Adam is just so cool and a great fashion icon.

  • MellyPer1692

    Why would he have to be someone’s date? Not sure if Sauli was there or not, but Adams gone to events by himself before, I’m sure he knew people there.

  • seashellz51

    Love those pics of Adam. I just noticed its a rollover so you can find out where the clothes are… @milwlovesadam ~ It says they are boots from 6p.m. not the YSL, altho they look similar.

  • MellyPer1692

    The boots are YSL, the caption must be wrong. Adam wore them on a talk show before and said they were YSL.

    Maybe that is a “look like this” option?

  • Axxxel

    I don’t know… I guess he may be invited. A “date” does not have to be romantic. Just speculation from my side.

  • Axxxel

    I think “like” is an understatement when it comes to fangirling ..

  • MellyPer1692

    Lol, I didn’t think you meant “romantic” because well, Sauli, just saying that Adam could have attended the event by himself, it was for charity.

  • MellyPer1692
  • asifclueless

    This Inauguration Day  falls on Monday, January 21, 2013, which is also the legal public holiday for the Birthday of Martin Luther King.

       I wish Adam is invited to sing my  favourite    “A Change Is Gonna Come”.

    A Change is Gonna Come -Adam Lambert, Gay Marriage, MLK, Obama

  • maymay

    Well, even Taylor Swift can`t sell 7 platinum like Carrie. The music industry is totally different today since 2005, so is American Idol. And AI had the lowest ratings last season.

    People confidently predicted Phillip would flop but he`s not so far. So the issue turns to the standard of the success. We don`t need to diss or exaggerate PP`s success. At a normal standard, PP is definitely successful, and peope can`t deny it. For now, Home sells about 3.6m and The World from the Side of the Moon 620k. Home could sell 5 platinum and TWFTSOM platinum eventually. Don`t forget not much songs can sell 5 platinum in music industry today.

    If Gone Gone Gone becomes the radio smash and sells multi platinum, that will help PP`s album sales and the third single. It means PP has a chance to outsell DC`s 1.5m sales, even becomes the third bestseller behind Kelly and Carrie among the Idol winners.

    If the radio continues to play PP`s single when he releases his sophomore, then maybe we can say PP will have a music career in a long time.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Livestream Kris at Jamin Java tonight. His set has started.

  • heartly

    Kelly should elope (that’s what I’ll do if I ever get married, haha)

    Sounds like she still wants to do that but it’s not likely to happen.  That said, I would absolutely not be shocked if they do elope then throw a big party for everyone else later.  When are the ACMs in Vegas again? lol

    Country Music Tattle Tale: …Dishes on Wedding Plans and Possible Elopement?

    “It’s so hard. I want to elope. It’s just like a lot of details and
    questions with what to do. We don’t have a date or anything but
    basically we’re gonna get married anytime we can because he’s so busy
    because he manages Blake (Shelton) and I’m busy ’cause I have my
    schedule so wherever we can fit it in is where we’re gonna get married.”

    “We want something intimate, but it can’t be too intimate, we’ve got a
    lot of family. Well, he’s got a lot of family. I’ve got like eight
    people. But we’ve got a lot of close friends that we… you know, I
    couldn’t get married without my band being there. They’re like my
    brothers and sisters, so. It’s gonna be a little smaller than what
    people would think. Honestly, We don’t have a lot of it done, so … yay!”


    Oh my goodness, all those Trespassing songs on UK Internet radio! They all sound incredible. They seem to love Runnin and Shady, well all of them! I have been listening on and off all day, I really like the rest of their play list too. Would love to know more about how this happened. Why are they playing so many Adam songs?
    Also, gotta say Adam looks devastatingly handsome in those charity event photos! He sure knows how to wear a nice suit and those are my favorite boots of his. yummy!

  • Kariann Hart

    Isn’t that a wonderful video of Adam singing, “A Change Is Gonna Come”?  WOW!

  • asifclueless

    This energymusicradio  seems like an awesome studio full of high quality radio equipment.
    The comments from fans are from all over the globe. NCOE is on right now.

    Facebook page:

    Energy Facebook pageThere are fans from all over.

  • HKfan

    And now Shady…loving this station, just sent them a thank you:)

  • HKfan

    I know, I was surprised as they are normally very supportive of Adam.

  • asifclueless

    Energy Music Radio

    “Our DJ’s are busy working hard around the clock to ensure you have the best mix of music available and with our cutting edge digital studio technology and advanced playout system we deliver first class sound quality over our Apple backbone servers and Cisco network to a variety of listening solution… ”

    They ‘ve been playing the heck out of TRESPSSING + WWFM.

    They seem to like Shady, Running, Pop That Lock and Underneath.
    I like that they don’t have ads or commercials. The music they play are very good. Love Adelle and Bruno, too.

    I’m happy and off to bed with the sweet music in my ears (iPod).  :)   ZZZ

  • girlygirltoo

    Did I miss the news that Jason Castro’s album was out?

    #Check out @jasoncastro new album “Only A Mountain.” 

  • YankeeFan08
  • Anny_nanny


    It’s finally here! Day 1 in the studio. I cannot wait to get to work!