Idol Headlines for 12/24/12

Happy Christmas Eve 2012 everybody!

Scotty McCreery performs a Christmas tune on Good Morning America, ABC

Phillip Phillips and his new Ford Explorer

Phillip Phillips recently picked up the car he won on American Idol. Check out his new Ford Explorer. Phillip tweeted, “Love my new ford explorer limited!! So awesome!!”

Daughtry Song to Raise Funds for Newtown School Shooting Victims

‘Gone Too Soon’, originally recorded by Daughtry as part of the ‘Break the Spell’ album, is being sold as part of a fundraiser to assist the victims’ families in Newtown, CT during a serious time of need. 100% of proceeds from the sale of this track will be donated to the Connecticut School Shooting Victims Fund Started by OneRepublic (see for more information). Click to donate and download the song.

Phillip Phillips talks ‘American Idol’ on New.Music.Live

American Idol winner Phillip Phillips dropped by the MuchMusic studios for an upcoming epsisode of New.Music.Live and chatted about whether or not he’ll be watching the new season of the show that made him famous. Watch the clip below to see what he had to say, and otherwise you can watch the full interview with Phillips on New.Music.Live on MuchMusic January 2 at 6:00 PM (ET). – Watch the video at The Gate

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  • BonnieDee

    Awesome of Chris Daughtry to help the Newtown victims.  

  • Nadine_Bitch

    New concert for Adam! March 8, 2013 in Singapore at the Star Performing Arts Center/Star Theatre.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Merry Christmas Eve everybody.

    Kris sings “Silent Night” for World Vision

  • Anny_nanny

    Erika Van Pelt

    Writing session for the album :-)

  • YankeeFan08

    Very sweet of Daughtry to donate the proceeds of Gone Too Soon to the Newtown, CT victims’ families.  Just downloaded it.  It’s a beautiful song. 

  • Axxxel

    @MJ  Happy Christmas Eve !! Yeah for Daughtry !

  • Liteasy

    Wonder when P2 will get a chance to drive his new Ford – he’s going to be on the road touring most of the upcoming year!

  • wordnerdarchie
  • hellomusicgirl

    New bts video posted via David Archuleta’s twitter

    It has interviews with David and some of his band & crew from the Christmas tour last year as well as behind the scenes footage of prep for the SLC show. And a short message from David at the end wishing everyone happy holidays. What a nice surprise today! :)

  • sabbia

    Finally got an excellent quality audio/video of James singing the NA yesterday. Love it!

  • breakdown

    I was at the Daughtry concert the night of the Newtown tragedy when Chris dedicated “Gone Too Soon”. This is the video recorded by a friend of mine.

  • curly_yenta

    Our very own @TaylorHicks and the Jubilee! showgirls wish you a holiday filled with lots of soul and sparkle!

  • durbesque

    Loving gesture by Daughtry.  He can certainly write a song.  His success has been earned. 

    However, I wish he had reworked the lyrics to fit the loss of an older child, rather than the infant depicted.  Elton did this with the Marilyn song for Princess Grace’s funeral…the tears flowed like Niagara.

  • Beth Bowers

    I thought he did it for Princess Diana’s funeral…

  • durbesque

    You’re right…it was Diana.  I got my Princesses mixed up.

  • lovetheusa1776

     Such a good man.  Like Kris, expressing his sorrow in music.

  • lovetheusa1776

    Once again, illustrates why the majority of those who make it to the top ten of Idol can really, really sing.  That performance by James is just outstanding.  Powerful.


    Scotty will be on GMA again tomorrow morning between 9 and 10. He performs  Holly Jolly Christmas.

  • journey1

    Well, David Archuleta’s team has struck again with a wonderful behind the scenes video from David’s second to the last concert before he left.  It ended with a special Merry Christmas from David.  They really thought this through and had lots of great things planned for while he is gone.

  • Karen C

    Those articles about David Cook are terrific.  He sounds very positive about the future, which is terrific to hear.

  • Karen C

    I’m glad Daughtry is using Gone Too Soon for the Newtown Victims.  I thought of that song when I had heard what happened.  Though the words don’t quite fit they do kind of apply.

  • asifclueless
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    Queen and Adam Lambert’s collaboration voted best live shows of 2012 

    Queen + Adam Lambert Hammersmith Apollo -London HD (Day 11 & 12 July 2012)  1:10:01 hrs

  • roarpen

    This is just outstanding – so glad you found this better sound quality version of James Durbin’s recent NA. What a gorgeous rendition. He really has a powerful voice.

  • irockhard

    James has one of the most amazing voices I’ve ever heard. That is all.

  • Valarie

    James does amazing things with that very old song, but does his magic in a respectful rendition.

  • justmefornow

    Thanks for posting this version! And thanks to James’ friend Larry for recording it. 
    They should have “National Anthem” theme week on AI, a lot of them sing it anyway, lol.
    That would sure separate the men from the boys, so to speak.
    Great job James!  
    And Merry Christmas everyone :)

  • justmefornow

    Here’s something else that will make you smile….
    Someone in the first row from that Baltimore show with Steel Panther just yesterday uploaded a better video of ‘Sweet Child o Mine”. Enjoy :)

  • girlygirltoo

    Kris Allen’s single The Vision of Love was named the 8th best pop song of 2012 on this site :)

  • Nadine_Bitch

    Adam Lambert had an amazing year in 2012, including an album release,
    television appearances and a mini-tour with a legendary rock band.
    Although he had too many accomplishments this year to mention them all,
    some highlights are provided below…

  • Nadine_Bitch

    Adam Lambert had an amazing year in 2012, including an album release,
    television appearances and a mini-tour with a legendary rock band.
    Although he had too many accomplishments this year to mention them all,
    some highlights are provided below…

  • Nadine_Bitch

    AOStarlighterCarter ?@_AOStarlighter_ the Best of the Year 2012 -Winner of the International Artist of the year: @adamlambert o/

    EQ Music ?@EQMusicBlog:disqus

    @adamlambert, you made the only song this year to make me cry.

    ”From our neighbors in Russia and the Ukraine, superstars Sergey Lazarev and
    Max Barskih proved further that Eastern Europe is still churning out
    some of the most infectious new pop music while a new artist like
    Colette Carr can secretly slip an amazing album track like “Killswitch”
    to us under the radar. And well, the only song to actually make me cry like a river this year was “Outlaws Of Love” by Adam Lambert.”

    1.Let’s Have A Kiki – Scissor Sisters
    2.Outlaws of Love – Adam Lambert
    3.Killswitch – Colette Carr
    4.Sharper Than A Knife – Parralox
    5.Video Games – The Young Professionals
    6.Gang Bang – Madonna

    18.Cuckoo – Adam Lambert

  • asifclueless


    Have a very Happy and prosperous New Year !!!

  • asifclueless

    Adam Lambert ?@adamlambert  
    Merry XMas eve folks!!!  Lovin the fam and friends time. #hadtoomanysweets

  • asifclueless

    Good Night  and Merry Christmas … ALL.

    Here for International Adam’s fans … I’d like to share these excellent HD videos.
    I had them on while cooking all day today.


    Queen and Adam Lambert Hammersmith, London  (Day 3 July 14, 2012)
    All set with chapters.

  • DragonFly

    How do you improve on already excellent James performances??-with FRONT ROW SEATS!!!!   Thanks

  • Kariann Hart

    It has been a good year for Adam!  I hope 2013 rocks, too!

  • marie

    Thans for posting the video. Nice to start to my Christmas morning. Merry Christmas to all who celebrate Christmas.

  • durbesque

    No, that is not all.  Pavarotti said that nothing is ever so good that it can’t be better.  As spectacular as James’ NA is, it could be better.

    When the first syllable of a phrase is a vowel (and, of) he often blasts it.
    He may think this adds to the drama, but it doesn’t. 
    It sounds ugly and out of control, and, what’s worse, it eventually damages the cords.
    Phrases like “of the free”, “and the home”, should be attacked cleanly, as they are in speech.

    Save your voice, James, this is just the beginning.

  • DragonFly

    Holy Critical, lol.  I’ll buy the “as spectacular” part.  Safe again to say the audiences response is what I’d think James will & should take home w/him.  They loved it!  The lesson– “don’t make it your own”???  Concern for his voice?– using his own style & emphasis–I think he can worry about that part on his own.

  • DragonFly

    Twitter comments on Heidi’s posting of the video:

    “James was awesome!! He did a amazing job…..”

    “James killed it last night! One of the best if not THE best rendition I have ever heard”

    ” Wow!! I normally don’t care for a lot of gingerbread in the National Anthem but this was awesome!!!!”

    “He did super great!”

    “Absolutely fantabulous. This guy is my alltime favourite. He puts tears in my eyes. The voice of the century.”

    We, Fans here, don’t influence those opinions. 

  • Goodvibes27

    Doesn’t seem quite right for P2 to pick up that Ford when he didn’t work on most of those Ford commercials with the other contestants ;P

  • sdmama

    Who knows. Ford may ask him to do a commercial now,  and run more than once, with his triple platinum single.  I recall Kris did commercial after the show was over, too.  “Drive this truck to HOME” sounds good to me.  (Is there anything that this song does not work?) 

  • debrod

    The amazing James-Loved it!