Carrie Underwood performs at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ.
Taylor Hicks performs at The Indigo at Bally’s Las Vegas.
Phil Stacey performs at Yokota High School in Yokota, Japan.
Jason Castro performs at the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular in Ontario, CA.
Lee DeWyze performs at Juanita’s in Little Rock, AR.
Casey James performs at the Sears Centre Arena in Chicago, IL.
Scotty McCreery performs at Washington State University in Pullman, WA.
Lauren Alaina performs at the Greater Jacksonville Fair in Jacksonville, FL.
Vonzell Solomon performs at the Opera House at Seongnam Arts Center in Korea. – Read more at AmericanIdol

Randy Jackson and Ryan Seacrest joined Steven Tyler and Aerosmith on stage last night in Oklahoma City to perform “Dream On”.

Randy tweeted this photo, “Great rocking out with my dude @IamStevenT and @RyanSeacrest tonight! #MFAD”

“With the band’s insane star power comes eccentricity and unexpected surprises, and this evening at the Chesapeake Energy Arena wasn’t without either. Tyler’s “American Idol” co-judge Randy Jackson joined the band to slap bass on The Beatles’ classic “Come Together” (he was surprisingly good!). And who else joined them but famous-for-being-handsome host Ryan Seacrest?” via News OK

Lee Dewyze still feeling the good and the bad of ‘American Idol’ – When Mount Prospect-raised singer-songwriter Lee DeWyze auditioned for the ninth season of “American Idol” a few years ago, he had a bad feeling. It all felt wrong, somehow. He almost got up and left. The good news: He stayed. And he won. The bad news: He won. His first post-”Idol” album, 2010′s “Live It Up,” sold poorly, and DeWyze was dispatched by his record label in record time. As he struggles to start the post-post-”Idol” phase of his career, he knows that the words “former ‘American Idol’ winner” will be attached to everything he does, forever. – Read more at Chicago Tribune

Kelly Clarkson On How Being In Love Is Affecting Her Music – “Reba — I was actually at the CMAs — and she was like, ‘I don’t know if you would have picked that song before.’ Because I’m always the girl who loves the heartbreak songs and stuff like that, and I have since I was a kid,” Kelly told Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson, of picking a loved-up tune for the LP. “But, I’m super happy, I’m in love and it’s great and so I like singing about it.” Kelly, the original winner of “American Idol,” will release “Greatest Hits – Chapter One” on November 19. – Read more at Access Hollywood

Cee Lo Involved in Knock-Down Fight With 2 Women – Cee Lo Green was involved in a knock down drag out fight with two women in Miami Beach in July 2011 which ended with cops rushing to the scene, TMZ has learned … but Cee Lo claimed he was the victim. According to law enforcement … the women told cops they met Cee Lo at a nightclub and were invited back to party in the singer’s hotel room. One of the women began to argue with Cee Lo and according to the police report Cee Lo asked them both to leave. Cee Lo and a witness told cops both women were highly intoxicated. According to the report, Cee Lo began escorting one of the women out of the room by placing his hands on her shoulders. One of the women then called him a “fat motherf**ker,” to which he responded, “You need to leave, bitch.” – Read more at TMZ

‘X Factor’: One Direction Join the Press Corps, Plus 15 More Things You Didn’t See on Thursday’s Broadcast – No, with a smile on his face and a kick in his step, Brock returned to reality and, from his viewpoint, it didn’t looks so bad. After all, standing mere feet away were One Direction’s Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson along with Khloe Kardashian and mom Kris Jenner and he’d just gotten a cheery pep talk from rival judge Demi Lovato. It was a good night after all. What else didn’t the X Factor cameras show? We’ve got ears and eyes in the studio, the parking lot and the press tent where all the post-show action happens. Read on… – Read mre at The Hollywood Reporter

‘The X Factor’ Top 13 results show: What you didn’t see on TV – Simon’s late entrance
Britney Spears, Demi Lovato and L.A Reid were hanging out at the judges table for a full five minutes before air time. Lovato also shook hands with and hugged a few audience members, while Spears and Reid chatted. Simon Cowell didn’t walk out and join them until 30 seconds before the cameras started rolling. – Read more at Zap2it

‘X Factor’s’ Jason Brock on His Elimination: ‘I Think Being Gay Is a Wild Card’ – “I got to go with this, which is very me,” said Brock, gesturing at his ensemble, “and I got to do ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart,’ which is me, so I ended on a very ‘me’ note.” But Brock had to wonder: Did his outspoken nature regarding his sexual orientation hurt him when it came time for America’s votes? – Read more at the Hollywood Reporter

‘The X Factor’ eliminated act: ‘I just think Simon didn’t like who I was.’ – What do you think you might have done differently in last night’s performance now that you know the results?
Um, I don’t think I would have done anything differently, because there was nothing in my control that I could have done differently. I think that all the choices I could make, I made the right choices. I felt like I sang every song as all me, from the heart as much as possible. There were some choices that L.A. made that I was not able to change. I kind of had to go with his advice because I trust him. So I can’t change that. So if you could have changed it, what would you have changed?
[Laughs] I wouldn’t have worn the red jacket, first of all. Those comments were terrible. I was ready to cry all day today because of what Simon said. About being an Italian restaurant waiter? Yeah, and that I couldn’t fly, I could maybe go two inches off the ground. Basically making fun of me that I was fat, too. I just think Simon didn’t like who I was. To him, he may not have seen a pop star. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

Khloe Kardashian calls One Direction ‘s–ty,’ and 8 other backstage ‘surprises’ at ‘The X Factor’ – One Direction are crack interviewers. Well, Niall and Harry are. Well, not really. The really blonde one (i.e. Niall Horan) and the flopsy haired one (i.e. Harry Styles) crashed Khloe Kardashian Odom’s interview with press backstage. Niall told the co-host that her “presenting skills are very good,” and then Harry lobbed a softball question at her, asking what she thought of One Direction’s performances on Thursday night’s results show. “They were kind of s—ty,” she joked (joked! totally joking!), “but what are you going to do?” Burn. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

Simon Cowell Plays Coy On ‘Adorable’ Carmen Electra; X Factor Boss Still Striving To Beat The Voice – “You’ve just got to keep plowing on and you’ve got to make better shows and that’s always been my philosophy ever since I’ve been making TV shows,” Simon told Access Hollywood at “The X Factor” live show in Los Angeles on Thursday. “Sometimes the other side beats you, but you keep your head down, you try and make the show better. And if your show is better, in the end you will win.” – read more at Access Hollywood

 
  • justmefornow

    Nice interview with Jason. I found him entertaining and his unapologetic attitude about who he is I found refreshing.
    I’m not sure how much his being gay played into his early exit; maybe somewhat. But I think his big voice Diva-like style probably was more a factor. 

    For instance, if you look at who had the least votes (Jason) compared to who had the most (Tate) there’s something to that theory. It kind of mirrors the Idol CD sales this year of the different genres of say Scotty compared to Adam who have similar styles to both Tate and Jason.

    Maybe Jason’s music style just isn’t what’s currently popular. JMO.

  • Mateja Praznik

    Khloe Kardashian calls One Direction ‘s–ty,’ and 8 other backstage ‘surprises’ at ‘The X Factor’
    http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/11/09/x-factor-one-direction-backstage/

  • MellyPer1692

    What idol CD sales are you talking about? It’s difficult to compare 1st album sales off Idol and 2nd album sales. Also, genres do make a difference. For the pop-rock genre, If you’re looking at comparison of voices, Kris and Lee didnt have diva voices, yet sold much less. The jury is still out on P2, but I think he’ll do well. It’s all a crap shoot tbh lol.

    While I think that Adam and Jason both have big voices, I think stylistically and performance wise they’re pretty different.

  • Anny_nanny

    “He almost got up and left. The good news: He stayed. And he won. The bad news: He won.”

    I don’t know who cursed Lee, but I’m afraid that person. lol Without the insults. I like Lee, but he would be better not to win.

  • elliegrll

    Jason made horrible song choices that made him look like a joke contestant. He was in the top 5 when it came to vocal ability, but like a gay reporter for a major celebrity website said, he didn’t know what to do with his voice.  Last week it was a bad Vegas performance, not even a Vegas performance that would take place in one of the classier hotels, and this week it was still cabaret, but lacking in any feeling or depth. 

  • wordnerdarchie

    Believe me, I did fight for it, because for me to be emotionally
    connected — it’s very hard for me to perform something live that I
    didn’t write. Writing those songs on that album was very important to
    me. They were like, “I don’t know. Everyone’s a writer.” I was like, how
    about you listen to some of the things I’ve written?

    When Lee’s CD came out, all of the promo material from the label stressed how he was a songwriter.  It even seemed to downplay former winners’ writing credits in order to build up Lee’s writing.  And yet, I get the feeling from the paragraph I posted from the article, that the label downplayed his writing ability in his writing sessions & in meetings with the label.  It must really be tough for a songwriter (Lee, Kris & David) to be subjected to that process.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Demi Lovato doesn’t know exactly what she’s doing, you guys. “This
    is my first time mentoring,” said Lovato. “I don’t know exactly what
    I’m doing.” She was clearly reeling from learning all three of her acts
    landed in the bottom half of the vote tally. “I do think I need to think
    about what Simon said and take it into consideration. Obviously what
    I’m doing isn’t working, and it’s still an opportunity for me.” So what
    could she change? “Maybe we just have to consider some different options
    and reevaluate what we’ve put out on stage and maybe take it down a
    notch.”

    It sounds like Demi is reconsidering her choices for her team members.  Good.

  • MellyPer1692

    Adams (Levine and Lambert) made People Magazines Sexiest Mem of the US. Levine is California and Lambert is Indiana.

    http://www.people.com/people/mobile/gallery/0,,20315920_20635373_21207302,00.html

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “Jason didn’t seem to take his talent seriously, so nobody else did either.”

    Once he decided to act like a clown, I lost interest in him.

  • girlygirltoo

    You could say that about several of the Idol winners, though — that maybe they would have been better off if they hadn’t won. But they did, so as Lee’s trying to do, they just have to keep on keeping on.

  • girlygirltoo

    I don’t see a way to look at the photos for the other states (I’m assuming they picked one guy per state?). Who was Arkansas’ sexiest man (it should be Kris, but I’m assuming it wasn’t)?

  • YankeeFan08

    Here’s a better link for People’s United States of Sexy:

    http://www.people.com/people/package/gallery/0,,20315920_20635373,00.html#21207339

    In addition to the two Adams, it also includes Blake Shelton (Oklahoma).

  • Nadine_Bitch

    Cody ”Bam Bam” Belew could be a top contender, too.

  • MellyPer1692

    Arkansas was Wes Bentley.

    Thanks for the new link, I used the mobile link and was able to scroll using the side arrows.

  • Nadine_Bitch

    Adam on the cover of Hot Magazine Malaysia:

    https://twitter.com/KimLXLambert/status/266429922434760705/photo/1

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

    I think there’s something to that.  For all the comparisons to Adam Lambert, the way Jason and Adam presented themselves on their respective shows was very different.  Adam’s voice and performances were “big” (although not really in the same way as Jason’s) but his non-performance behavior was what one would expect of a person with as many years in the business as Adam had.  He was pleasant, professional and fairly low-key.  He took the competition and his work seriously – he treated it as a job, and acted accordingly.  If Adam’s demeanor had been the same as Jason’s, I don’t believe Simon would have backed him, no matter how good his voice was.

  • Montavilla

    While I think that Adam and Jason both have big voices, I think stylistically and performance wise they’re pretty different.

    I agree with you that they are dissimilar.  But, looking at images of Jason, I am struck at how he has a strong superficial resemblence (if that isn’t an oxymoron) to Adam’s look three years ago.  I don’t think he was deliberately trying to be another Adam Lambert, but I can see how that would come off as wannabe — and the audience isn’t paying attention, they might think, “Oh, another big-voice gay guy.”

    It’s kind of like the thing that people do with the WGWG meme.  If you’re paying attention, the Idol WGWGs are not at all similar.  They all inhabit different lanes of the “guitar” mode.  Heck, Scotty barely even bothers to pick up a guitar at all.  But it’s easier to lump them all together than to talk about their individual strengths and weaknesses.  

    And it’s easier to run the headline “Jason Too Gay for Audiences?” than to assess what he was attempting and what didn’t work for him. 

    If I look at how he reads, Jason is the point at which Adam, Clay, and Normund Gentle all meet.  He’s wearing Adam 2009′s clothes and hair, he’s got Clay’s easy-listening ballad soul, and he’s trying to navigate that tricky serious/comic edge that Normund straddled.  That’s a really hard line to follow, as Normund found when he tried to be serious and was told in no uncertain terms (during “The Chair” episode) that he was cast on the show as a clown.

    I don’t think it’s that Jason was gay, or that he was openly gay that got him kicked off first.  I think it’s that American audiences don’t warm up to the frivolity of a clown on these shows.  We want the contestants to have respect!  Or maybe it’s different because X-Factor is only in the second season and takes itself so damn seriously right now.  Maybe when it’s in its sixth season, people will enjoy the frivolity more (like they did with Sanjaya and later with Heejun).

  • justmefornow

    lol. Do you actually believe he made those song choices? Like Demi’s contestants have control over their songs and ridiculous style choices? lol. Pleeeease.

    Song choices aside, I didn’t think he looked like a joke contestant any more than I think Adam looked like a joke contestant. They looked pretty similar to me and a lot of other people as well.
    It’s just that their OTT Diva style is not as popular right now.

    Look at Scotty and to a similar degree P2 as well. Both are low key, low maintenance, down home type guys. That is what is connecting right now to audiences, both on XFactor and Idol, and in sales of their music as well.

  • elliegrll

    I was very willing to put the blame on the producers,  Simon, LA or whoever for Jason’s song choices, but after watching him, I don’t think he had an issue with either the songs, stage productions, or the way that he was presented.  Last week, LA pretty much made it clear that Jason was there for entertainment value, and that they didn’t view him as a possible recording star, but that admission didn’t seem to bother Jason.  

    I think that given the obvious reasons behind why some decisions were made that nobody could have done anything if Jason stood up for himself, and refused to be used.

  • MellyPer1692

    Yeah don’t agree. Adam definitely wasn’t a joke contestant in my eyes and most people, judges, critics, voting audience didn’t think so either. Kris and Lee fit those qualities you stated and won, yet didn’t sell. Scotty did well, but I’ll wait to see about Phillips album sales. I do agree that the archetype you describe does seem to attract voters. Unfortunately those voters don’t always translate to sales.

  • justmefornow

    I’ll take your word for it on the description of Adam’s run on Idol since I didn’t watch that season and really have no idea about how he was viewed. I only can judge by what I see now.
    But the bottom line is, all these contestants are being used, on all these type shows, but especially to a greater degree on XFactor. The show is more about the show itself, ratings and money, than any of the contestants. All the contestants seem, unfortunately, like collateral damage on that show.

    I don’t think Simon or anyone else on that show really gives a damn about any of them.

  • MellyPer1692

    Adam’s not a caricature and is multi-faceted, so I don’t think RCA had much to do with that. WWFM was a more serious tone, but FYE and IIHY was OTT in the video and performance. In his concerts, Adam ran the gamut from OTT bombast to acoustic ballads. One of the things I like best about him is that he does have that ability lol. Not many do.

  • MellyPer1692

    I’m confused then, you didn’t watch, yet you compared their contestant runs? There’s lots of info available out there about Season 8, it’s pretty interesting :)

  • Anny_nanny

     http://socalmusictoday.com/review-phillip-phillips-the-world-from-the-side-of-the-moon/
    REVIEW: Phillip Phillips – ‘The World From the Side of the Moon’

  • Nadine_Bitch

    ”Look at Scotty and to a similar degree P2 as well. Both are low key, low
    maintenance, down home type guys. That is what is connecting right now
    to audiences,”

    We’ll see if you can still say that when they release their second album. I’ve seen many low key, low maintenance guys who struggled on their sophomores.

  • windmills

    A couple of new Skylar Laine titles, likely from her writing sessions in Nashville in June.

    Don’t Forget It (Skylar Laine, Luke Laird, Hillary Lindsey)
    Hopping On Trains (Skylar Laine, Nathan Chapman, Brett James)

    I hope we get to hear some Skylar originals down the road at some point. There’s a bunch of new female acts on major labels trying to break through at country radio right now. If country radio seems like it’s more open to playing more music from females then maybe Skylar’s chances of getting signed will improve. 

  • lufausljc

    Phillip Phillips on E News

     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phWWP0g9KZM

    Phillip said that his album consisted of Jazz, Americana, and Rock. He labeled his album as Rock, well I don’t know about that. Maybe he intended it to be like that, but the final product doesn’t seem Rock to me. What do I know, many bands that may sound like Phillip get passed as Alternative.

  • Nadine_Bitch

    Adam was never a joke contestant. He didn’t have any OTT presentations like having fire on the floor or something similar to that to distract people from poor vocal ability or off key singing;)

  • http://twitter.com/CanadianLady2 CanadianLady

    Wow! What a fabulous review!

  • MellyPer1692

    That’s a great review of P2s album! We should be seeing more soon, reviewers must have received their advance copies!

  • julesb2183

     good news – hopefully we hear news that Skylar is signed soon :)

  • girlygirltoo

    Nice review for Phillip’s album.

  • jpfan2

    That’s a great review of Ps album.Of course, music reviews don’t have much impact on sales. Also some reviewers like everything and/or don’t share my taste.

    Anyway I hope this is a sign that the album is actually….good!

  • Nadine_Bitch

    ” If the judges had not said anything, and Adam’s other performances
    were like that first audition song, he would have met the same fate as
    Jason.”

    I’m sorry but I’m just confused with these statement.
    What did those judges said about his first song? because I clearly remember they just told him they want to hear another song. and on his 2nd one Simon said it was theatrical blah blah blah.

    and how sure you are about having the same fate as Jason? Adam’s entire run on his season clearly proved us how professional and ready he was. He knew what he was doing and he played it perfectly from doing Upbeat to slow the next week to dance to rock.

  • MellyPer1692

    Windmills, I may have missed it, is Skyler signed? I really liked her

  • OffLeash

    I only found out yesterday that P2′s iTunes snippets were much longer than the ones posted here earlier, and more importantly, gave a much better idea of the songs. I must say some of the songs I thought I’d hate actually sound much more promising than I expected. The first batch of snippets was misleading IMO. The album might turn out to be much much better than I first thought a week ago. 

  • http://twitter.com/J_SanchezFans J SanchezFan Kaylo™

    There’s this video of much much longer snippets! Must be 1 minute + per song! Pretty much made me fall in love with the album and convinced me to buy it! In fact I’ll go out on a limb and say it’s the most enjoyable album by a WGWG ever! And I was a PP hater 2 weeks ago. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7XX-GzxTdM&feature=g-all-u

  • Chrissie H

    ” Maybe Scotty will surprise us.”

    He will :)

  • http://twitter.com/Miztig Miz

    Lambert sexiest in Indiana? They’re basing it on baby pictures or something? People is such an odd publication.

  • YankeeFan08

    It’s all subjective.  IMO it could have been worse … they could have included Kris Allen for Arkansas. Now THAT would be odd.

  • windmills

    MellyPer1692: Windmills, I may have missed it, is Skyler signed? I really liked her

    Skylar has a management deal with 19M that went beyond the tour but, she doesn’t have a record deal yet. It’s probably safe to say Mercury Nashville passed. I’d guess that was because Universal Nashville’s already got several new young females (Kacey Musgraves, Lauren, Mallary Hope, Laura Bell Bundy) and like this article discusses, it’s been nearly impossible to break a female through at country radio for the last 6 years. But, 19M’s connected Skylar to a bunch of country hitmakers. Hopefully they can come up with a set of good  songs that’ll help a label see an unoccupied niche where Skylar can fit in country music.

  • http://twitter.com/CanadianLady2 CanadianLady

    Well, he might surprise some people, but he won’t surprise me. He’s had megastar written all over him since Day 1.

  • vdawg

    I hope Skylar gets  a deal.  So many new male acts out there and they are getting played on radio, maybe Skylar can get on a smaller label and take her time to  develop an album.  Also have not heard anything about Hollie. 

  • MellyPer1692

    No, actually they’re basing it on current pics. I find him very attractive as many others do. There are idols mentioned who some feel should have made the list that i dont find attractive at all. It’s all different tastes that make the world go round :).

  • elliegrll

    From my recollection, the first audition was as theatrical and over the top as anything that Jason did.  My point, without the second audition song, they would have cut Adam right there.  Simon and company were not keen on advancing people who sounded like they were doing over the top impressions of Broadway actors.  He’s only doing it now on his shows because he’s presenting people like Jason, or the UK’s Kitty and Johnny Robinson as joke contestants.

  • Incipit

    Carrie Underwood performs at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ.

    Wow, that listing was good to see. The Boardwalk Hall only had minimal damage from Superstorm Sandy, but I didn’t expect they would be up and running so quickly – great for the Atlantic City economy, and I know Carrie will put on a great show that will help raise everyone’s spirits.

    IMO.

  • MellyPer1692

    You’re assuming things Elliegrll. There is no indication that they would have cut Adam at that time, he sang his first song and they didn’t ask him to sing a second, he asked them if they wanted another then he sang BH. It’s hilarious to me that after all the “he’s a plant !”, this idea is being floated.

  • girlygirltoo
  • Valarie

    James Durbin goes all Elvis for Christmas! Check out the great teaser clip.

    From Twitter…

    James Durbin @DurbinRock 1h Are you ready for the #Holidays? Check out my new teaser video for “Santa Claus is Back in Town!” ow.ly/faFUW

    New Christmas music from both of my favorite Idols, Kris and James, makes me very merry.

  • lovetheusa1776

    Think he may have won them over even before – Kara – “gonna kill it in Hollywood.”  And Randy said he thought it was time currently for someone like him.  Paula, of course, got him from the beginning.

  • justmefornow

    Awww, so nice to hear that voice on something new :)
    Can’t wait for Tuesday!
    (…..So nice, I had to post it twice) lolhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6G7P0g98k8I

  • tripp_ncwy

    Audio:  American Idol Season 8 Winner Kris Allen chats with Anne Holliday about the PBS Salute to Veterans

    http://soundcloud.com/wesbnews/kris-allen

  • Montavilla

    The first audition song Adam sang for the judges was “Rock with You.”  As Adam later said, the judges “weren’t feeling it,” so he tried a different tack and sang “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

    We only see what the editors kept out of the audition, so we’re probably missing a bit.  Simon must have had some reason for calling him “theatrical,” but it’s never been clear to me what he meant.  

    Here’s a link for the “full” audition.

    Full Audition

    The producers definitely weren’t positioning Adam as a joke contestant (along the lines of Normund or Tatiana Del Toro).  He was given a very positive, respectful edit.

    Original Audition Video

    I’d say Jason’ audition was more over the top, but it would have to be, given that he’s singing in front of a big audience.  

    Jason’s Audition

  • Axxxel

    Adam was born in Indiana if I am not mistaken…

  • justmefornow

    That part of AC was pretty lucky. It was the northern end near Brigantine that took the hardest hit and lost part of it’s Boardwalk.
    In fact pretty much all of the Casinos have been open for a while. Most of the damage was further up the Jersey coast and into NY. Some of those poor people still don’t have power, and we just had another snow storm a few days ago. 

    Hope Carrie has a good turn out.

  • Axxxel

    Yeah for Chord… flashing his abs was even part of the contract he signed with Glee…

  • Axxxel

    I do kind of agree with elliegrll that the judges did not take Adam seriously when he sang “Rock with You”… They did not know where to place him… but when he sang Bohemian Rapsodhy … then they knew… he was Mr Glamrocker…

  • tripp_ncwy

    JoJo Wright @JoJoWright
    FYI: Tonight 9pm (pst) @Phillips is live with me on @1027KIISFM!! I think he’s bringing his GEE-TAR!! See ya tonight Phillip!

  • Axxxel

    The only OTT presentations of Adam before the finals in Season 8 were according to me: Ring of Fire, Born to be wild and Feeling Good (especially in the end when he sang that long note)… Ring of Fire was the most risky one (this was before his Mad World rendition) because it was very early in the competition and I think he could have been eliminated if the other finalists were all good vocalists and all choosing the right songs to sing… And Adam ended up in bottom 3 after “Feeling Good”… Even though I like Adam’s rendition, I agreed with Randy who said that it was a bit too “Broadway”…

  • Axxxel

    Actions can speak louder than words…Bodylanguage speak the truth more than words… Maybe the judges did not ask Adam to sing another song in his audition… But I think that Adam must have felt from the bodylanguage and facial expressions of the judges, and especially Simon, that they were not totally ok with him yet…That is why he asked the judges if he could sing another song…

  • Axxxel

    During Hollywood week, Kara thought that Adam was “too Broadway” and “not sincere”…Thank goodness Adam was able to finetune his act before the live shows…

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

    I’d also say that even if they may or may not have gone overboard at times, RCA has gone to great lengths to keep Adam from looking like caricature that Jason looked like in too many of his performances.

    Adam didn’t look or appear like a caricature, past or present, because he isn’t one.

    Jason did something, vocally or performance wise, that the voting public didn’t like because he was the first one to go home. The same thing wasn’t true for Adam, since he made it to the finale on his season of AI.  After that the viewers and new fans around the world spoke with their wallets as they purchased singles, albums and concert tickets.

  • Axxxel

    I think what Miz was trying to say is, that Adam Lambert only spent his first year of his life in Indiana… so the only thing there is of him in Indiana are the “babypictures”…

  • elliegrll

    I think that Simon told Adam that it’s a good thing that he performed the second song.  I not touching the rest, because I don’t think that you fully understand the conversation.  It’s not about what Adam did during the season, or if they wanted him, or a rehash of season 8.  The topic started because of the similarities that some people see between Adam and Jason, and IMO, Adam’s first song during his audition was similar to pretty much every performance from Jason.   My post was about that audition performance.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Is is 2009 again? js

  • MellyPer1692

    Wow, way to be insulting. i’m not stupid, I understand the conversation. You stated specifically that without the second song, they would have cut him. This statement has no basis in fact. There is no one who,stated that, nor based in the positioning and edit of Adams audition is it evident that they wanted that. Nowhere in the audition did Simon tell Adam that it was a good thing he performed the second song. Maybe you’re remembering someone else. In fact, the second song was much more theatrical than the first one. Did you even watch it?

    http://youtu.be/kHN51MtHDTI

    Also, considering the advancement of Von Smith and Nathanial Marston that season, theatrical was definitely not an issue.

  • MellyPer1692

    My assumption is Adam sang both songs to show his versatility in genres. We’ll never know however, because all of these statements are suppositions. The only hard evidence is the audition itself.

    Ring of Fire cemented my status as a fan, lol. I like all the different facets to a performance, from subtle like Mad World to full OTT of Born to Be Wild.

  • MellyPer1692

    Awww

    “@CHRIS_Daughtry: Crazy but exciting:) RT @Mrsdaughtry: 11/11 Chris and I celebrate 12 years of marriage. 11/17 Adalynn and Noah turn two. Exciting month!”

  • windmills

    Whatever the turnout was, Carrie announced at the Atlantic City concert tonight that all proceeds from tonight’s show would be donated back to the community to help towards the recovery effort :) No audio/video of that yet since the show is still going on but, there are several tweets about it including this one:

    At the @carrieunderwood concert. She just announced all proceeds from tonight are going back to the hurricane-hit community #classact #SLAM

    http://twitter.com/KimberlyJill/status/267083706106273792

    I’d thought and hoped Carrie would do that and I’m very happy she is :)

  • justmefornow

    She’s a class act.

  • http://twitter.com/LexieONeill Lexie O’Neill

    Scotty’s #8 on the Country Weekly Sexiest Man List…  :))

  • http://twitter.com/Miztig Miz

    Thanks, tripp. That interview with Kris was very good. I loved his story about meeting Colin Powell. Shame he couldn’t remember the song he wrote about him in 4th grade.

  • Jazz_11

    IDK, but I think someone’s trying to re-write history.. LOL

  • Nadine_Bitch

    ”I think that Simon told Adam that it’s a good thing that he performed the second song.”

    He did?

    Maybe my hearing isn’t working right now because I didn’t hear Simon saying something like that.

    Paula even said: ”He’s the BEST we’ve ever seen in every city.”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5cHMtkH0JsA

  • lovetheusa1776

    In Yogi’s immortal words – it’s deja vu all over again.

  • tripp_ncwy

    JoJo Wright @JoJoWright
    @Phillips will be performing at The Grove Tree Lighting Ceremony this Sunday! He’ll be performing “Home” & Xmas track! pic.twitter.com/OAv9YFs8

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

    I think that Simon told Adam that it’s a good thing that he performed the second song.

    Simon didn’t say that. Watch the audition clips.

  • http://twitter.com/bagel08 John S

     

    Paula even said: ”He’s the BEST we’ve ever seen in every city.”

    Which was funny considering that was like their 3rd city they had visited so far.

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

    My post was about that audition performance and nothing else.

    Your previous post was about more than the first song of Adam’s audition:

        My take on the Adam thing is just
    look at Adam’s first audition, the first song he sang put him in the same
    position as Jason, but then they gave him another chance to sing a song that
    made him look like a singer, and not just someone who was putting on an act. If
    the judges had not said anything, and Adam’s other performances were like that
    first audition song, he would have met the same fate as Jason.

    I’d
    also say that even if they may or may not have gone overboard at times, RCA has
    gone to great lengths to keep Adam from looking like caricature that Jason
    looked like in too many of his performances.

    How would anyone  know what was going through all four of the judges heads during the first song. Adam sang another Michael Jackson song the first week of competition, Black and White, and the judges and viewers loved it and passed him right on through to the finale.
    The comment above went on to predict the outcome of the whole season on assumptions about what the judges were or were not thinking,. We can’t predict the past, it already happened.
    Then the comment covered what RCA has or hasn’t done to guide Adam’s career. The comment above covered a whole Idol season and a long time period after the season was over, not just the first song of Adam’s audition.

  • springboard2

    Two people who have some characteristics in common are not the same, and I don’t think that Jason and Adam are in the same league or even close on any aspect of their appearance, personality, singing or performance skills.

  • Incipit

    That part of AC was pretty lucky. It was the northern end near Brigantine that took the hardest hit and lost part of it’s Boardwalk.

    Good to know, justformenow. Ocean City, 9th Street Beach Music Pier and the WildWoods were the shore areas that I know best – so I knew that WildWood was in good shape, and Ocean City was, sadly, not…AC was indeed pretty lucky.

    Carrie announced at the Atlantic City concert tonight that all proceeds from tonight’s show would be donated back to the community to help towards the recovery effort :) 

    That is a very cool thing for Carrie to do, and completely in character. Thanks for the news, windmills.

  • Incipit

    I don’t think Jason and AL are the same, any more than I ever thought any of the last 5 Idol winners are the same…it’s weird to see that no one escapes those repeated short cut comparisons – but I don’t buy any of them. And I’m not a AL fan – but I don’t have to like an artist’s music to respect their individuality.

    JMO. Of Course.

  • Montavilla

    I didn’t say that Adam was being positioned as a joke contestant. I said that at that time on AI, Simon hated the contestants who were theatrical, and would have never put Adam through based on the first song, or Jason. But, on his new show, he does cast joke acts, which is why he cast Jason, and did everything that he could to make him look like a caricature.

    I see what you’re saying, but I don’t think that’s really the case.  Simon put through both Normund Gentle and Tatiana Del Toro, who were both good singers and brought a high lulz element to the show.  IMO, he was looking for a few colorful character types that season.  That was the year after he reportedly had that big blow-up with Nigel Lythgoe when Nigel refused to put through a contestant that Simon wanted as a “foil” for the season.

    I don’t know how long the UK X-Factor has been pushing through joke acts, but it seems to go back at least as far as Jedward.  The British audience seems to enjoy the fun, rather than resenting a clown who has taken the spot of more “serious” contestants.  I think it’s just an American idiosyncrasy that we rarely vote for that type of character.  (Sanjaya and Heejun are exceptions to that rule.)

  • Montavilla

    The reality is that Idol saw potential in Adam that X Factor didn’t see in Jason, and in my opinion, 1000% rightly.

    The X-Factor saw plenty of potential in Jason — at least in terms of being an entertaining performer.  The difference is that the audience didn’t share the enthusiasm of the judges.

  • springboard2

    They could have kept him in, in the same way as Rylan was saved on the X Factor UK, and is still on the show.
    I think that the situation with Jason was that he was neither a very good performer nor a very good joke act.

    It is not certain that the American public isn’t interested in joke acts in general, it may be that the producers are struggling to tune in to what makes them tick, with joke and non joke acts as a matter of fact.

    But since the X Factor UK is also struggling, it is possible that the root of the problem is that Simon Cowell has just lost his touch.

  • lovetheusa1776

    Re the theatrical bit – seem to remember Adam’s saying he was sorry he put “Wicked” on his resume – labeled him.  Paula brought it up right away in the audition.  Always wondered if Simon would still have labeled him theatrical if he hadn’t known about that.

  • Mateja Praznik

    I think that the situation with Jason was that he was neither a very good performer nor a very good joke act.

    Eh, no, he just wasn’t given the right song choice combined with the right choreography and staging. I mean, what potential for entertainment does “I Believe I Can Fly” have?

    http://youtu.be/6v2yHjCFldU

    http://youtu.be/gWh-A4fkhv8

    http://youtu.be/DOqz_nQaqRY

    http://youtu.be/Dr-p-3CC3AU

    http://youtu.be/TTkyWeoSEM8

    http://youtu.be/a2tNdp_G3dY

    http://youtu.be/YX8TBnZ0nwU

    http://youtu.be/poS37cTxJRw

    http://youtu.be/HH4hI_sn_pI

    http://youtu.be/iWkEZRtvQGQ

    Brian Friedman is brilliant when it comes to doing this type of performances, but they simply don’t let him do this on XF USA. It’s disappointing because I know what he is capable of.

  • Mateja Praznik

    Pop music blogger comments on XF results:

    Jessica
    ?@Poptastic
    I was excited about X Factor USA revealing the
    voting order each week, until I saw who had done well. Two 40-year-old
    men in the top 3??? :(

    Jessica
    ?@Poptastic
    “You can lead a duck to water…” seems an
    appropriate phrase here. So many great pop stars on offer & the
    American public don’t even care!

    Adam’s UK publicist responds:
    shoshanna stone
    ?@shoshannastone

    @Poptastic they don’t vote for who they think will sell records. Just who they ‘like’. Thus the winner not necessarily having success…

  • Karen C

    The reality is that Idol saw potential in Adam that X Factor didn’t see in Jason, and in my opinion, 1000% rightly.

    I think a big part of this is because Adam showed some originality, I feel he showed potential as an artist even in his audition. Jason was OTT right away, and I didn’t feel he showed as much originality.

  • Karen C

    Brian Friedman is brilliant when it comes to doing this type of performances, but they simply don’t let him do this on XF USA. It’s disappointing because I know what he is capable of.

    It may be though that the producers know that these performances will not go over as well with the US audiences as they do with the UK audiences.  I have watched the UK version the past few years, so I’ve seen some of the performances and the reactions of the audience.  I also think the overs in the US version are taken much more seriously than they are in the UK.   

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

    Adam has joined a new social media site, keek.com, for which he’ll be posting video messages.  The first one is up now, and it’s adorable.  It seems he was shooting some promo for the VHI Divas show yesterday, and it’s likely the clip gives us a preview of what he wore for that. :-)

    http://www.keek.com/!RgNBaab

  • http://twitter.com/Gerry3215 Gerry Desanto

    People Magazine just doesn’t like Kris.  They gave him a good review on TYC but had to start off the review talking about how he’ll never be as good as Adam. I think that was inappropriate.

  • http://twitter.com/Gerry3215 Gerry Desanto

    People magazine does not like Kris. An example is when they reviewed TYC. They gave it a good review, but before they got to the review they wrote a paragraph about how much better Adam will always be. The problem is the media is more involved in this fan war than the fans.

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

    Shoshanna Stone is also Britney’s publicist, so she is probably watching X Factor US to watch her client.

  • shell29

    Regarding Jason Brock:  I am admittedly biased but I have to disagree with the notion that Jason portrayed himself as a “joke” contestant and didn’t take this competition seriously.  He’s in his thirties and probably recognizes that X Factor was likely his last shot at a big break in the business.  Didn’t he lose his job as a result of trying out?  Someone that’s willing to risk that (especially in this economy) doesn’t sound like someone (IMO) who sees this as a joke.

    If anything, I blame his “mentor” L.A. Reid for the way he was portrayed.  L.A. (who whined, complained and threw a hissy fit about being saddled with misfit “over the hill” contestants) made it crystal clear how he saw Jason.  He couldn’t even be bothered to remember his name, he was just the flamboyant gay singer who was there to “entertain” us and give us a laugh.  I don’t think he ever took him seriously and I have my own ideas why but I won’t get into it here.   I was surprised that he didn’t choose the “star” David Correy over Jason last week.  Maybe the producers also had a hand in this but needless to say I’m not impressed with L.A. this season (and I was someone who was initially happy to see him return for season two).  The way he moaned about getting the “overs” category really bothered me and I am not happy about his “mentoring” (if you can call it that) of Jason.

    Oh well-water under the bridge now.  I hope Jason will be able to make something of his brief time on X Factor.

  • MellyPer1692

    I don’t think that People has anything against Kris. They’ve done some very flattering stories on him in the past. I think fans sometimes thinks its fan wars when one idol gets something another one doesn’t and take it as an insult. People probably doesn’t care about fan wars at all.

  • shell29

    I agree-I don’t think People Magazine has something against Kris Allen. However, even with some of the mainstream entertainment sites they will have columnists or bloggers that cover Idol regularly that are fans of certain contestants just like anyone who frequents or posts at Idol related blogs or boards. Much like Idol fans on these blogs, they have their biases/agendas too and could probably “fanwar” with the best of them. Again, I don’t believe that’s the reason Adam was included or Kris was excluded. Adam has always been a media darling and gets a lot of pub; Kris not as much but I don’t get the impression that he’s losing sleep over it. It is what it is.