Idol Headlines for 12/8/12

Clay Aiken performs at the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, PA.
Carrie Underwood performs at Scotiabank Place in Kanata, Canada.
Constantine Maroulis performs in Jekyll & Hyde The Musical at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas, TX.
Taylor Hicks performs at Bally’s Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV.
Daughtry performs at The Myth in St. Paul, MN.
Mandisa performs at the Hits Deep Tour in Philadelphia, PA.
Scott MacIntyre performs at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Phoenix,  AmericanIdol.com

Phillip Phillips performs at the 96.5 TIC All Star Christmas in Wallingford CT

Adam Lambert, Rosie O’Donnell, Whoopi Goldberg Are Part of Cyndi Lauper & Friends NYC Concert Dec. 8 – Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays is offered at The Beacon Theatre in New York City Dec. 8. The 8 PM concert, presented by True Colors Fund, is scheduled to feature the talents of Lauper, Sarah McLachlan, Adam Lambert, St. Vincent, Alexis Krauss of Sleigh Bells, Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O’Donnell, Roberta Flack, Carson Kressley, Andy Cohen, Adam Duritz and David Immerglück of the Counting Crows, Terri Nunn and Hunter Valentine. The evening benefits homeless LGBT youth. – Read more at Playbill.com

Glee star Lea Michele and American Idol alum, Felicia Barton are songwriting again! Lea tweets, “Amazing writing session tonight with @AnnePreven and @feliciabarton! Came up with a really fun song!!!”

Kelly Clarkson is in The UK promoting her greatest hits album, she tweets, “Hangin’ with Rosie and Sophia Grace (@princessrgm @princesssgb)…. Don’t worry about it.”

Exclusive Kelly Clarkson: One Direction are very talented, will continue to be successful

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Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson Perform for a Good Cause

Singer Jennifer Hudson performed “Angel” with Alicia Keys at Keep a Child Alive’s Black Ball, which raised money for HIV treatment and care in Africa.

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Video! Carrie Underwood at the CMT Artists of the Year Special

Maybe Carrie Underwood should be a singing competition judge! At the CMT Artists of the Year special, the “American Idol” winner’s hubby, Mike Fisher, revealed to “Extra” that Carrie can be a tough critic when it comes to his crooning. Underwood joked, “If I play hockey, you can critique how I play.”

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‘X Factor’ Burning Questions: Is Demi Lovato Facing the Chopping Block? Will Britney Spears Perform on the Finale? – Is Lovato facing a similar fate to Abdul, who lost her last competitor around this time last season and was subsequently fired? Cowell: “(Laughs) I don’t think that had anything to do with her leaving. No. But it’s that time of year. You’re always going to get asked that question. (Raises his eyebrows) And I’m not going to answer it.” Is there any possibility of Spears and Lovato performing on the finale? Cowell: “I don’t think it’s going to happen. I could always ask but I don’t think it’s going to happen.” Spears: “I don’t know. Maybe … maybe. We’ll see.” Can we expect more major changes heading into next season? Cowell: “Always!” Would Spears come back for another season: Spears: “Who knows. I don’t know. We’ll see.” – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

CeCe Frey ‘Knew’ She Wasn’t Going To Win ‘X Factor’ – “When Adam Lambert was on ['Idol'], I said, ‘Now that’s the kind of dude that needs to win one of these shows,’ ” Frey told MTV News on Friday (December 7). “But the thing is, performers like me and Adam Lambert and Diamond White and Lyric 145, we’re not the kind of artists that win these things. We’re the kind of artist that win afterwards — or I hope so, anyway — and I’m going to work my butt off to get there.” As defiant as ever, Frey was adamant she didn’t come into this competition expecting to win. “You hope for that, but I pretty much knew,” she said of her chances. “I mean, I had leopard print on my face, for Christ’s sake! I pretty much knew that I wasn’t that cookie-cutter girl that you pick to win one of these things, but I knew that I was going to use this and run with it.” – Read more at MTV

Melanie Amaro: Season One ‘X Factor’ Champ Says She ‘Gave My All’ In TV Return – She admitted to being “slightly” scared about falling off the swing she descended to the stage on to start the performance. “But I kept my cool and was like, ‘this can be fun if I look at it in a fun way of me being up high and surrounded by my fans.’ ” Returning to the show a year after coming out on top was, well, like coming home for Amaro. “It was definitely warm and I was so happy to come back to the stage and have the responses that I got from everyone,” she said. “‘Oh, it was great, we loved you!’ So, it’s been great, I’ve been enjoying myself.” – Read more at MTV

  • asifclueless

    Finally .. I’ve been waiting for … There is possible livestream too.

    Adam Lambert, Rosie O’Donnell, Whoopi Goldberg Are Part of Cyndi Lauper & Friends NYC Concert Dec. 8 – Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays.
    Here is The Beacon Theatre in New York City.

     http://twitter.com/maeve94/status/277432613780738048/photo/1

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  • girlygirltoo

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  • Nadine_Bitch

    uhh, that would be 4am for me :(

    So, I’ll just wait for the YT vids then.

  • YankeeFan08

    Adam rehearsing Mad World with Cyndi:

    adamlambert
    Rehearsal with Cyndi! http://www.keek.com/!q5vIaab 

  • tripp_ncwy

    Phillip Phillips “Home” falls from #1 to #2 on VH1 Top 20 Countdown.

  • asifclueless
  • http://twitter.com/Free_in_march El oh El

    If you’re in Vegas check out The Chandelier at the Cosmopoliton where Haley Reinhart ends her 3 night run tonight. She’s been doing lots of Jazz as well songs from her album; some with a jazz twist. I included a video of “song for my father” and the entire show is on that youtube channel. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSTMaR_100E

  • asifclueless

    New VH1 DIVAS Promo videoAll 4 promos will come up after one other.

    http://www.vh1.com/video/misc/863121/divas-hits-the-dance-floor.jhtml#id=1696427

  • jdanton2

    Jordin Sparks as mentioned before was part of the Very Special Christmas 25 album in which she did Do You Hear What I Hear? The song is currently top 10 at AC and she performs it tonight on a special related to the album on GMC. Here is a preview of the performance.

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIP9tdQHusg

  • asifclueless

    Beautiful poster from mlg621 … as usual … GORGEOUS!!!

    Poster for Cyndi Lauper & Friends w @AdamLambert concert.  Unofficial.
    Made for “ADAM FANS by ADAM FANS
     
    http://twitpic.com/bk7fgt

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    Cece Frey improved pretty much her acting skills . I totally believed her on this interview. She needs 3 years of professional training to become an acceptable singer, but she could start right now something on the entertainment industry.

  • loveroftalent

    Can’t wait for this….

  • loveroftalent

    So awesome….Their voices sound so good together…This show can’t start start soon enough for me…..

    I still love Mad World….Adam singing it still gives me shivers….On Idol when he stood up while singing, ahhhhh….Stunning….

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Thanks for posting that! Cyndi and Adam sound really good together. Such a great cause and lineup for this event. Good to see that it’s sold out too. Someone mentioned that this event may be livestreamed. Does anyone have a link for that?

  • Lucie Laniel

    KrpTnite?@KrpTniteMusic
    SCOTTY IS KILLIN IT! I’m out here jammin! #ChristmasinWashington #Rehearsals http://instagr.am/p/S_JfX9LBva/

    Scotty in Washington today rehearsing for Christmas in Washington.

  • Lucie Laniel

    Another feather in Scotty’s cap
    Mike McCreery?@MikeMGarner
    Before the @opry show tonight. UMG Nashville CEO Mike Dungan gives @ScottyMcCreery his gold record for CWSM! pic.twitter.com/53QDiTRP

  • girlygirltoo

    Fleming Artists, which are already the booking agent for Kris and Lee, have signed up Crystal as well (who is still managed by Gina, according to this)

    http://flemingartists.com/artists/details.php?id=161

  • asifclueless

    Adam also rehearsed WWFM. So, he will sing more than 1 song. YAY … O/ …

    On YouTube Adam Lambert – Rehearsal with Cyndi!

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

  • loveroftalent

    The first post in this thread has a link to the stream….Hopefully it works or there is going to be alot of disappointed people…

  • Axxxel

    WWFM is a great song … imagine a diva being reproached by her manager or her fans and then she would say ” Whataya want from me ”   :-)

  • Axxxel

    wow ! haunting !!

  • loveroftalent

    I am really really hoping for a Christmas song or two from Adam….or as part of a duet….Either one would make me so happy….

  • stargazed

    Wow, it’s been a year already … Home for the Holidays … Clay participated in Home for the Holidays last year and it’s a wonderful benefit.  Love Cyndi.

    Here’s a blast from Clay’s concert.  He delivers when he sings and he delivers when he’s involved with his audience:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtFUwtGL03I&feature=youtu.be

  • loveroftalent

    Too bad he wasn’t there again this year….Adam and Clay both have awesome voices…

  • blackberryharvest

    New idol promo with Nicki vs. Mariah! Looks like a foreign commercial. Its actually kinda funny.

     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AinK11RdEaQ

  • stargazed

    Home for the Holidays – Clay – 2011:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydUttsFGmr8

     

  • yksask

     Would be great but they probably try and have someone new every year.

     I do not remember them having a stream last year.

     Love watching the clack from Clay`s Christmas shows. So funny! He really is in fine voice on this tour. Wish I could have attended.

  • yksask

     I do not remember it being streamed last year when Clay sang. it is a great cause.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KGT2XU7ZDDTH2K7CVEERJVHRIE Hazelnut

     OMG, has it really been a year? Clay was great and the whole show was so wonderful. I hope it is as good this year, it’s for such a great cause.

    Thanks for the link to Clay’s Christmas concert music. He is having a ball and so is the audience.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    The show sold out really early this year, so that probably prompted the livestream.
     

  • yksask

     Sold out early last year as well. Is there a live stream?

  • girlygirltoo

    Melinda just tweeted about rehearsing for the Boston Pops

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

    Scotty, with Conan, Demi Lovato, and Chris Mann at the Children’s Hospital in DC…

    https://twitter.com/MMMotorsports/status/277528564784570370/photo/1

  • hellomusicgirl

    Lots of chatter on twitter tonight about David Archuleta apparently performing at a big outdoor Christmas show in Santiago, Chile. The show was live streamed by the church on lds.org. I was out Christmas shopping and I missed it though : 
    No one knew about it beforehand. Sometimes they post videos of their live streams though so I’ve got my fingers crossed. From someone who was there:

    @FashionPoliceCh:disqus  David Archuleta cantando en #ShowdeNavidad en Providencia Stgo! INCREIBLE! ahora se porque ganó American Idol http://instagr.am/p/S_yo3PxTAv/

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Li-Wright/100001622678180 Li Wright

    JenHud is looking more and more like a star.  Interesting, she gets more gigs and notoriety and she didn’t even win AI.

  • elliegrll

    The show is just a launching pad, and very few people care or remember who won five minutes after the season ends.  Everyone who comes off of AI has to keep working hard, make and take advantage of the opportunities that come to them, and get good breaks in order to be successful, and to continue to gain notoriety.  

  • durbesque

    Christmas is Archie’s genre.  I hope we’ll be hearing from him a lot. 

  • lovetheusa1776

     Really beautiful – thanks.

  • asifclueless

    MW and WWFM , with banter in between, Soundcloud downloadable:

    Home For The Holidays – Adam Lambert 12-8-2012 w. Cyndi Lauper

    https://soundcloud.com/#scorpios4music/home-for-the-holidays-adam

  • bridgette12

    Would love to see a video of the duet with Cyndi, it sounded great.

  • asifclueless

    bridgette … Tonight at the vanue the security was very tight.
    There are some videos.
    Soon they will be out.
    Glamberts are fast and furious. They are the best.

    For now, while we are waiting ….

    Adam Lambert Covers ‘Fiasco’ Obsession Issue 
    From Just Jared

    http://www.justjared.com/2012/12/09/adam-lambert-covers-fiasco-obsession-issue/
    Gorgeous George Clooney look a like.

  • Nadine_Bitch

    This one is far but the sound was so good.

    http://telly.com/0683U

    Adam sounded so great.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F3XJE5GRAUMYR7Y5RYZUW7SC4U md

     A Cosmopolitan_LV regular tweeted a picture of Haley performing and…

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    “@HaleyReinhart sounds great singing in The Chandelier. cosmopolitan_lv @ The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F3XJE5GRAUMYR7Y5RYZUW7SC4U md

     A Cosmopolitan_LV regular tweeted a picture of Haley performing and…

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    “@HaleyReinhart sounds great singing in The Chandelier. @ The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F3XJE5GRAUMYR7Y5RYZUW7SC4U md

     A Cosmopolitan_LV regular tweeted a picture of Haley performing and…

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    “@HaleyReinhart sounds great singing in The Chandelier. @ The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas”

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  • asifclueless

    ADAM LAMBERT – HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, NYC  12-8-12 
    by: coz2mwiz
     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIP1TCctnt4&feature=player_embedded

  • hellomusicgirl

    Videos are up of 3 of the 4 songs David Archuleta sang at the Christmas show in Chile tonight. They’re all sung in Spanish.

    O Noche Divina (O Holy Night) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpiQ4l60_v0
    Noche de Luz (Silent Night) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuZwsemlQrI
    Los Pastores a Belen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1wGdDmpVQY

    So glad this was a public show so we have a chance to finally hear him sing again after 8 long months! I’m really interested to hear the 4th song — the one that’s not up yet, as that’s the one in Italian that we’ve never heard him sing before. 

  • bridgette12

    Wow, Cyndi and Adam should sing together more often, they sounded great together.

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  • asifclueless

    The best one of the night. High Quality

    Mad World – Adam Lambert & Cyndi Lauper 

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvxcbssvEOo&feature=youtu.be

  • ceecee21

    Wow….that was a really beautiful version of Mad World!

  • abbysee

    Adam and Funding sound exquisite together!

  • abbysee

    Ahhhhh! David…..the purest vocals. Happy to see / hear him sing again.

  • suenigma

    Adam and Cyndi sound like magic. Gorgeous. I kinda wish the video wasn’t so Adam centric though – a bit creepy when you can hear Cyndi but not see her. Minor quibble.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Thanks everyone for posting the videos from the True Colors show. How cool that Cyndi asked Adam to sing a duet with her, and they both sounded terrific on “Mad World”. Adam seemed genuinely honored. Adam looked wonderful and sounded fabulous on WWFM. It sounded like the show was a great success.

  • Axxxel

    This reminds me also of one of the Queenbert video’s… Brian May was having a guitar solo but the camera was almost constantly on Adam LOL…

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Thanks for posting those videos of Archie. He sings Christmas music so well, and I particularly liked his rendition of “O Holy Night”. David personalized the song with some nice melodic variations that were beautiful.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    For Bruno Mars fans, there will be a piece on him on Sunday Morning on CBS coming up.

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  • tripp_ncwy

    Casey Abrams @IAmCaseyAbrams
    Opening for Gavin Degraw and The All American Rejects tonight. :) instagr.am/p/TBdpqrNvLe/

  • tripp_ncwy

    Kris Allen’s “Waiting For Christmas” ep available on iTunes Malaysia.