Idol Headlines for 2/13/13

The girls have their turn tonight on the Hollywood stage! Tune in to American Idol at 8 pm on FOX. Plus, it’s the premiere of Survivor Caramoan on CBS at 8 pm–look for Nick’s recap. And look for Windmills recap of an all new Nashville, tonight at 10 pm on ABC.

American Idol’s ‘Church Girl’s’ Homeless Heartbreak: Family Lost House To Foreclosure – American Idol has been all about the diva contest between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, but one of the contestants is focusing on winning not for the fame but to help her financial stricken family out of foreclosure. Cristable Clack, 29, who Nicki has nicknamed “Church Girl” lost her home after defaulting on a loan in January 2010 the National Enquirer is exclusively reporting. – Read more at RadarOnline

Photo gallery: FOX’s ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ auditions showcase Michigan talent, impress judges – “If you find people that got this sort of magnetism to bring the talent together, you’ve got another Motown here on your hands,” Lythgoe said. “Because there’s a lot of talent in this city, a lot of talent.” The show is preparing for its 10th season and wants to keep details about the auditions and outcomes under wraps. Expect footage from Detroit auditions to air sometime this spring, once the season starts in May. Murphy told me the show’s three judges expected to see as many as 120 auditioners Tuesday and about the same amount Wednesday. – Read more at MLive

Wale Speaks Up For Miguel: “I Didn’t Like The Kelly Clarkson Back-Handed Comments” – “I didn’t like the Kelly Clarkson back-handed comments to Miguel. I didn’t like that at all. I just feel like our urban music is belittled, a little bit. Not trying to offend nobody on the committee, but for a record as big as ‘Adorn,’ and it to not be presented as a real performance onstage; it was almost like a segue to an award. Again, I don’t want to offend anybody on the committee, but that wasn’t a very good representation of our music because ‘Adorn’ is gonna be around for the next 30 years.” – Read more at SOHH

For ‘Jekyll & Hyde,’ there’s constant doctoring – The lithe beauty in the form-fitting, flame-red sweater-jacket, even tighter black slacks and stiletto-heeled shoes with metal buckles planted herself in the lap of a strapping, handsome, lightly bearded fellow and started giving him a come-on in a saucy Cockney accent. Sitting 12 feet away, a second man watched with intense concentration, eyes fixed on the couple, chin cradled in his palm. In certain circumstances, this might be some kind of kinky fantasy. But here in a basement rehearsal room at the Pantages Theatre, it was serious show business. – Read more at Los Angeles Times

Reba McEntire “Thrilled to Death” to Have Kelly Clarkson as Daughter-in-Law – “Thrilled to death, thrilled to death,” she replied, and added, “To have my buddy as my daughter-in-law, I mean, who could ask for more?” McEntire continued gushing about her soon-to-be daughter-in-law, commenting on how Kelly is “a big-hearted, very good person. Very talented,” and also speaking about her performance at President Barack Obama’s inauguration. “Ah, yeah! She’s great at that and she’s also great at arranging and writing, and she’s very creative!” – Read more at EOnline

Ryan Seacrest’s Ballroom Dancing Docu-Drama Nabs Series Order at A&E (Exclusive) – Ryan Seacrest is dancing his way to A&E. The American Idol host-turned-prolific producer has nabbed a six episode series order for his unscripted effort, tentatively titled Montecito. The hour-long effort takes place in Montecito, Calif., home to some of the wealthiest women in the world, and the men who fulfill their dreams – in this case, it’s not their husbands, but their ballroom dance instructors. For these working-class men, it’s their potential ticket out of the middle class; the question the series will ask is how far will they go to satisfy the demands of their clients. – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

Simon’s falling in love with ‘X Factor’ musical – What better song for Simon Cowell to sing than “Falling in Love With Myself”? That’s the big second-act number in “The X Factor Musical,” which had an invitation-only workshop two weeks ago at London’s Soho Theatre.Cowell is a character in the show. He was played in the workshop by the excellent Alexander Hanson, who starred opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones in the recent Broadway revival of “A Little Night Music.” “Falling in Love With Myself” is, I’m told, a merciless sendup of Cowell’s preening narcissism. It reminded my spies of “I Believe in You,” that great Frank Loesser song from “How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” – Read more at the New York Post

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  • Li Wright

    Oh Simon, QUIT PLEASE!
    Is there any realty show that Ryan doesn’t have his hands in?

  • Incipit

    “Falling in Love With Myself” is, I’m told, a merciless sendup of Cowell’s preening narcissism.

    Well OK. I want the lyrics. If they are any good, we can quote them endlessly, instead of actually quoting Cowell. *snerk*

  • tripp_ncwy

    TMZ:  Casey Abrams Is Now a Dirty, Singing Hippie Person

  • Anny_nanny

    Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson get ACM nods
    American Idol winners could take home three trophies at April’s Academy of Country Music Awards. When nominations were announced Wednesday morning, Underwood received two, while Kelly Clarkson picked up one in the same category she won last year.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Well, Miguel himself not only isn’t offended by Kelly, but praised her performance and wants to take her up on the duet idea. From Twitter:

    Miguel ?@MiguelUnlimited

    @Kelly_Clarkson say when! You killed tonight, MUCH LOVE
     Reply  Retweet  Favorite  More
    11:19 PM – 10 Feb 13

  • Li Wright

    @ Fuzzy — I still can’t understand what Miguel was singing.  He has a lovely voice but the song is meh.  And that’s the trouble I have with neo-soul singers, after the song is over, you can’t sing it.  No melody, the lyrics just run on and run on.  They’re throwaway songs.

  • curly_yenta

    From the Las Vegas Sun today,

    “Boxing legend and Las Vegas resident Mike Tyson attended “American Idol” Season 5 winner Taylor Hicks’ show at Napoleon’s in the Paris and posed for photos backstage after the show. Taylor won a Grammy Award on Sunday for his work on Jimmy Fallon’s comedy album.”

  • Jordana33

    Plus, I think that Kelly’s comment probably gave him some great promo. Prior to last night, I didn’t know who Miguel was either….maybe that’s why I don’t see the big deal. BTW, I read some of the comments below the article, and it almost looks like the same person wrote most of them, LOL. 

  • DaisyMagnolia

    Wale is right that the presentation for urban/neo-soul music was poor.  A throwaway clip while giving away an award?  That’s a back-handed compliment if I ever saw one.  Granted, it’s better than what many genres get. That doesn’t make the situation any better, though.

    Kelly’s comment wasn’t mean-spirited, but it felt off, particularly for someone who seems to like all types of music.  IMO.  Obviously, YMMV.

    Miguel is very well-known among those who follow R&B.  The whole ‘I don’t follow R&B/I don’t know who that is/all their songs are throwaways” has become redundant in general.  If it’s not your favorite genre, no biggie.  But the indifference has become repetitive.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    What a great promotion for anyone thinking of going on Idol. After appearing before tens of millions of people and going on a tour all summer, you too could find yourself singing on the street to be gawked at by tourists on tours of Hollywood. lol

  • Tinawina

    The funniest part about that Wale article is the comments section, where poster after poster is telling Wale to shut up and that Kelly gave Miguel a compliment, after admitting they wouldn’t know every single person who performed either, especially if its country music (SOHH is a hip-hop site). LMAO. I think her comment was largely taken in the spirit it was given.

    But the indifference has become repetitive.

    And annoying, Kelly aside. I agree. But its a reflection of where R&B is right now. We are in a phase where it is out of style on the pop charts. No steady stream of crossover hits means dismissal and snide remarks. Rock was here a minute ago (hard rock still is), Country stays there except in small fits. This is the way mainstream popularity works unfortunately.

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  • durbesque

    Assuming that this is the catch-all thread….
    Something very nice has been added to ‘Home’ on tour.

  • standtotheright

    We are in a phase where it is out of style on the pop charts.

    And it’s ridiculous. Sure Thing could easily have been at least a minor pop hit if contemporary R&B were given the same traction that catchy folk-rock has been “allowed.” Do You would be more challenging given the lyrics, but it’s not that hard to imagine a Jack Johnson acoustic cover of that song. At all.

    I do think it was awkward as hell to go from that performance into an award for country singles. Wale has a fair point there. They couldn’t have done “rap/sung collaboration” after a performance that actually was somewhat of a rap/sung collaboration? (Besides, then “swap meet” could have trended for longer. Hee.)

  • Shoriagirl

    Considering that Miguel is on the same label is Kelly, her comment seems very rude.  But Kelly has always been rude, no surprise there.

  • Tinawina

    I agree! Ideally the pop charts would give a catchy hit from any corner of music world a shot, and sometimes it does that, but usually only a few genres are “in style” at a time. It’s stupid to me.

  • GinaBallerina

    I believe the term (and what Kelly gave) is “back-handed compliment.”  It’s like giving a compliment and an insult at the same time.  I have never heard of a “back-handed comment.”  Sorry, it was just bugging me.

  • heartly

    Miguel’s camp doesn’t seem to be having any problem with the comment as they’re even using it in their latest PR piece.

    MIGUEL is the post talk of the Grammy’s!  Turning the heads of millions of fans new and old with his amazing “Sexy” performance, it was Kelly Clarkson who shared her new discovery with the world and Pink joined her along with so many others!

    It was an honest off the cuff remark, no harm meant. I’ve heard his name before the Grammys but I never would’ve been able to pick him out of a crowd or tell you if the song I had just heard came from him.  Shocking, I know.  Like many of the comments on that article, many didn’t know the rock or country people performing either. It’s all about what’s in your circle of focus. Miguel probably should’ve gotten more of a performance slot than he did, but he sure did get a lot of extra promo from what Kelly said.

  • hoosiermama2

    Phil Phillips has made it: he was a clue in this week’s Teen Tournament on Jeopardy! The eventual winner answered “Who is Phillip Phillips?” correctly. :-)

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “The funniest part about that Wale article is the comments section, where poster after poster is telling Wale to shut up and that Kelly gave Miguel a compliment, after admitting they wouldn’t know every single person who performed either, especially if its country music (SOHH is a hip-hop site). LMAO. I think her comment was largely taken in the spirit it was given.”

    lol True. Also, I think the fact that Kelly wanted to sing/record with Miguel was considered by many of those posters as genuine praie and a real sign of respect, so it negated any negative impact of Kelly’s remarks about not being familiar with Miguel.

  • Shoriagirl

    Obviously, Miguel’s camp is way classier than Kelly will ever be.

  • Taylor

    Why would anyone expect for all of the artists on any record label to know all the other artists, especially when they all are in completely different genres?

    I’m sure everyone of these artists know who all the other ones are. lol

    Do you think all the Urban acts at the Grammys knew who Dierks Bently was? Do you think the country acts knew all of the hip hop/rap artists who were nominated?

    Kelly has been busy this past year with promoting her album and singles, making mvs and commercials, being a mentor on The Voice and a judge on Duets, collabs with country stars, performances at award’s shows, writing new music, promo for GH album with her new single and TWO tours. On top of all of that, she had a serious relationship in her life that required time and attention. Lately, she has added in trying to plan a wedding.

    It isn’t completely out of  the realm of possibilities, that Kelly isn’t being “rude”, but that she simply hasn’t had enough hours in the day to follow every artist in every genre of music.

  • lovetheusa1776

    Very much like Miguel’s album – have title track, Adorn, and a few others.

    One singer did discover during Grammys was Mikky Ekko (“Stay”) – really good – handsome guy, too.

  • BBchez

    Did anybody else get chills watching this video? Its a girls year(im betting on angie)

  • standtotheright

    Considering that Miguel is on the same label as Kelly, her comment seems very rude.

    Miguel was on Jive before the merger. This is kind of like saying that it’s rude not to know the name of all your new coworkers in the Austin office after it was bought up by your Boston-based company.

    Do I think she would have phrased things differently if she weren’t in the midst of awards show spaz? Probably. But I don’t think it was intended, or received, as a back-handed compliment.

  • willis88

     Right & of course Kelly can do no wrong on here, she’s the queen as so many on here put it. Kelly doesn’t listen to this type of music she wouldn’t know anything about it but that was a rude comment to make. Also, ppl it’s not just Wale alot of ppl felt this way on twitter, different blogs, and etc.

    I do agree with Wale about Miguel not getting to a full performance while every country artist in the world got one. He gets a mini performance before announcing a Country category, how messed up is that. If he was white or country he probably would’ve got a full performance.

  • jpfan2

    It’s ridiculous to imply that the Grammys only feature country or white artists. But I do think Miquel deserved his own spot. He was amazing. I’m not sure what Kelly did that was terrible. I’ve know Miguel because his album was picked as the best album of the year by the Village Voice. But I’d never actually heard him sing until the Grammys. The mostly Pop radio I listen to doesn’t seem to play him.

    I doubt Kelly is familiar with every artist on her label. And I think was she said was very complimentary of Miguel. I doubt he’s pissed at all that someone who just won a Grammy mentioned him in her televised speech.

  • breakdown

    Srsly? Maybe Kelly shouldn’t have said that she never heard of Miguel but she gave him needed promo. There should be no beef here.

  • Robert D’Angio

    @mjsbigblog-dc0f604bed9e7fe164e5568aa0ebf53e:disqus  and @twitter-99554687:disqus    you’re both just ridiculous. Kelly wasn’t rude nor is she classless. I can see how someone would take her comment the wrong way, but she also said she wanted to sing with him. I think what she was implying was more of a why have I never heard of you type of comment. It’s really not that big a deal and frankly I find it funny and ridiculous for anyone to call Kelly classless or rude when two sentences later they implied that you have to be white or a country singer to get screen time at the Grammy’s.  

  • Sassycatz

    I didn’t see the Grammys but I read the article about this folderol and took it as a compliment.

    If anyone should be criticized, it’s the music industry’s increasing narrowness and segmentation. If DJ’s were freer to play what they wanted and if other genres of music were given as much exposure as pop and country, maybe people would get to know — and possibly become fans of — other types of music. This is reminding me of both the TV industry and, to an even scarier extent, politics. Most everyone has their own separate channel and only listens to people who think and look just like themselves.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I’m not sure if you are aware, but Miguel seemed enthusiastic about Kelly’s idea of a duet and praised her performance:

    From Twitter:

    Miguel ?@MiguelUnlimited
    @Kelly_Clarkson say when! You killed tonight, MUCH LOVE 

    Reply  Retweet  Favorite  More
    11:19 PM – 10 Feb 13

    It doesn’t sound like he had any problem with what Kelly said.

  • willis88

    You’re ridiculous for getting mad at us for having an opinion. Goodbye!!!

  • Kesia Monteith

    But that’s the thing. Kelly does like R&B. So that’s the only reason why I was taken aback by the comment. Sigh, but whatever, I mean, it’s sad Miguel is not known by more people, and I get where Wale was coming from, but if Miguel is not mad, then really, why should we? 

  • Kesia Monteith

    I was about to say wrong thread, just because there is so much talk about Kelly and Miguel. LOL. Yes, Angie has been sounding amazing in these promo clips.

  • Lobilobi

     Can YOU Sing? Phillip Phillips “Gone Gone Gone”! THESE FOLKS CAN!!!!

    i love it

  • willis88

    Well Miguel didn’t bring that up, Wale did and I agree with WALE said. I’m stating my opinion, is that okay, is that alright? lol

  • Kesia Monteith

    It bugged me briefly, but considering the hilarious backlash that Wale is receiving, it really is no big deal. Plus when Kelly sings, I can’t stay mad for long. ;) 

  • willis88

     I know but it’s still messed up and of course you can’t go against Kelly because she’s the queen as she’s referred to in Idol land. lol

  • Robert D’Angio

    @mjsbigblog-dc0f604bed9e7fe164e5568aa0ebf53e:disqus  I didn’t get mad because you had an opinion, I got mad because you’re opinion was both offensive and ridiculous. there’s a difference there. Between implying that there is racism going on at the Grammy’s and that Kelly is classless or rude, you’re going to ruffle some feathers, if you can’t handle the heat, maybe you should keep your mouth shut.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Kris performed a radio show today for the Metro PCS Lounge in Sacramento prior to his concert tonight at Sacramento City College PAC.  Setlist included Better With You, Paul Simon, Out Alive & LLWD.

  • lovetheusa1776

    Once again, Lambert’s face does its magic on the camera.  Enjoyed the Silver Fox look in the short time it lasted.  Always entertaining.

  • willis88

    Seems like I ruffled your feathers because you seem quite upset about this and I’m the one who can’t take the heat, please.

    I’m sorry MJ please don’t ban me. lol

  • bridgette12

     I hope one day he goes back to it, because I really liked it.



    Phillip “Thriller” at Milwaukee Riverside Theater

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I loved Adam’s “Silver Fox” look. I hope that it comes back some day. lol

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Just informing you that Miguel doesn’t have any problem with what Kelly said.

  • Incipit

    If Miguel had a problem, I ‘may’ think there was something to talk about. He doesn’t appear to be that clueless, happy to have the free publicity and the compliment after the short shrift at the Grammys – the Bastiges  already teed me off with their treatment of the ‘tribute’ to Dave Brubek – so if this nonsense brought Miguel some more notice than the Grammys gave him, it’s all good –  and if he’s cool with it, then I don’t have anything else to say.

    I am, however, immensely entertained by the super sanctimonious Wale getting wailed on in the comments section there. That’s just priceless. IMO. Bwahahaha!

  • H.A.

    The Grammy’s have been accused of racism for years. This isn’t something new. You can agree or disagree with this but did you see all tweets from the rappers who were pissed that LLCool J got cut off at the end. The only rap performance of the night. I didn’t think what Kelly said was intentional or did I think she she somehow gave him promo he didn’t already have. He did win a Grammy. Not all artist know every single artists out there so I don’t fault her from not knowing who Miguel is labelmate or not. She did pay him a compliment by suggesting she would like to work with him which was cool. Also why should posters keep their mouth shut because it may ruffle some feathers. I don’t think Kelly is above criticism. She’s a big star outside the idol bubble so yeah she’s opened to it. It’s so annoying how some Idols are above criticism and discussions get shut down. Artists who get scrutinized and criticized are usually the ones that are/stay relevant. It makes their fanbase stronger and more passionate. The artists that get overprotected because their fanbase gets their feelings hurt are the artists that stay in the bubble and get nowhere. You don’t become a player because everyone must love you. I love Kelly because that girl is one of the least PC idols and she has a good heart which matters more.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “I am, however, immensely entertained by the super sanctimonious Wale getting wailed on in the comments section there. That’s just priceless. IMO. Bwahahaha!”

    i know! It’s really hilarious! lol

  • Caro3278sweet

    We are all so ready to be offended, aren’t we. LOL

    Changing the subject – nice review of CaseyJ’s recent Nashville concert

  • H.A.

    Those are mostly Kelly fans who are quick to defend her. Go to the R&B blogs and they’re like Kelly who? You would be amazed that the R&B community have no idea who Kelly is nor do they care. I would say they care very little or have very little interest in pop artists not name Rihanna or Bruno.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Some are Kelly fans, but a lot aren’t. I’m not surprised that R&B fans have no idea who Kelly is (I personally have no problem with that). Most people don’t know every artist in every genre, they only know artists whose music they like. People are exposed to artists of different genres on shows like the Grammy’s and that helps. I don’t know a lot of artists in the various genres, and I don’t think that I need to apologize for that, and if I “discover” someone who I like (who may be well-known by people who follow the genre), I think that should be regarded as a positive thing, rather than something to sneer at.

  • lovetheusa1776

    Gaga’s postponed her Tour because of pain from synovitis (joint inflammation).  Can’t walk.  

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  • H.A.

    What’s so cool about Miguel’s respond to Kelly was it was only last week where I read an article about Kelly from last year in which I missed somehow that she asked at least 8 or 9 pop artists to appear on her album. They all turned her down. I would like to know who those pop artists are but Kelly has said many times that the pop world doesn’t feel very welcoming. R&B and Country are very similiar where they welcome Idols who can sing and they don’t throw away their own for the next flavor of the month. They tend to be very loyal.

  • Tinawina

    Those are not mostly Kelly fans. Those are mostly the regulars. I used to practically live at that website.

  • Incipit

    …nice review of CaseyJ’s recent Nashville concert

    “In front of a very packed venue, James took to the stage opening with
    “The Good Life” and as he and the band extended the outro of the song
    into a bit of a jam session it became quite obvious very quickly that
    James and his band had the musical chops that so many had already been
    raving about.”

    Thanks for the review, Caro3278sweet. If the spirits of the rocking blues would smile down on me, someone will have a video of that part of the show – the jam session, at least, I hope so!!…I have no doubt Casey has a tight band, but I am pleased to see more and more audiences exposed to his guitar skills – and the ‘raving about’ part is well deserved. As they say, he’s just that good.

    There’s a circle within a circle connection here – yesterday, I saw the poster for that show on DCO – Casey was on the bill with a fellow named Corey Crowder…the reason it was mentioned there was the day after the February 7th show at the Exit In, Corey was tweeting about writing with DC on some spec tunes to place for the second time – they also wrote together in November. The Music City seems to be a very creative writing and performing community, one music connection just leads to another.  I can see why so many artists are migrating there, why DC wanted to be a part of that…since writing for other artists is an avenue he wanted to develop.

    And before there is the requisite ‘OMG DC is going country’ – no, he isn’t. On Sunday, the 10th – co-incidentally, Grammy Night, (Heh) David was at a Sevendust concert, a metal/rock band he has been recommending since 2008 – and exchanging tweets and compliments w/their lead singer. Sounds like a fun town! IMO.

  • hellomusicgirl

    Sorry but I cracked up at this line from what Wale article:

     ‘Adorn’ is gonna be around for the next 30 years.” 

    It already has been. It’s called ‘Sexual Healing’.

  • tripp_ncwy

    lol Kris.

    We’re Gonna Rock This Place Tonight (Sacramento)

    ETA: The wrist must be much better, he is able to play a little.

  • girlygirltoo

    yeah, he said at the m&g on Saturday that he was starting to play again.  o/ …hopefully this means the wrist is healing nicely

  • HermeticallySealed

    Alison just posted a video of her and the band doing a couple of covers at a secret show from last year.  Don’t recall seeing it before, so thought I’d bring it over.! 

  • justmefornow

    Now here’s an interesting contest you don’t see everyday..

  • mzhallcat

    lol I love these guys. That made me chuckle. Seriously thrilled to see Kris stumming that little pink ukelele.  Makes me optimistic that one of these days we’ll see him jamming out on his acoustic guitar.

  • girlygirltoo

    The request song for Kris’ show tonight is As Long As You Love Me  — (the Justin Bieber song)

    Oh, and he performed Before We Come Undone — for the first time in I forget how long

    Oh, and yeah…he played the guitar a bit

  • elliegrll

    I would love to hear how Kris sounds on a fully produced version of As Long as You Love Me.  It’s closer to the type of song that I think he should sing than a lot of the songs that he’s recorded.

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  • irockhard

    Yes fan interaction! James has been quiet for too long.

  • BonnieDee

    I didn’t watch, but I have a really hard time believing that Kelly Clarkson intentionally disrespected anyone.  I have never seen anything like that from her. Sometimes we don’t say things exactly the way we mean them, and sometimes we mis-speak.  Maybe that’s what happened. 

  • Namarinad

    Matchbox Twenty, Phillip Phillips at Kalamazoo’s Miller Auditorium

    “American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips opened the night with the help of a guitarist,
    percussionist and cellist.

    In addition to a cover of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” the Georgia
    songwriter Phillips and his band busted out a funky, moonshine-soaked
    introduction to his hit, “Home.” The crowd appreciated the fresh take
    on the popular song, standing and clapping before the lights flipped
    on, abruptly ending his set.
    so cool !

  • Miz

    headonfire1105 has HD (better sound too) videos up of all the Sacramento performances – both the radio station and college.

    Here is the link to ‘As Long As You Love Me’