Idol Headlines for 5/04/12

Randy Jackson guests on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Also, watch out for eliminated contestant, Skylar Laine who will probably sit in with Rickey Minor and the band.

Haley Reinhart and Blake Lewis at AT&T event

Haley Reinhart and Blake Lewis, Season 10 and 6 alums respectively, pose for a photo at Thursdays’s AT&T event in Arlington Heights, IL.

‘American Idol’ Burning Questions: Why Did Joshua Ledet Brush Off His Duet Partner? Has Phillip Phillips Ever Gone Phishing? – So what really went down between Philip and Joshua? “I was scared of what Philip was going to do onstage because backstage, saying ‘I’m going to do this, I’m going to do that,’” Joshua elaborated after the show. “So I was nervous of what he was going to do.” Under the threat of something “horrifyingly embarrassing,” Joshua pulled away. “I was scared,” he said. As for Phillip, he explains the situation this way: “We had to make the best of the situation because we were both, like, ‘Why are we doing this song?’ We didn’t really want to look at each other because we thought it would be weird, so at the end we just said, let’s have fun with it.” – Read more at the Hollywood Reporter

American Idol Backstage Scoop: Did Jennifer Lopez Snub Tonight’s Eliminated Contestant? - Some Idol fans may be scratching their heads at the results, but it was pretty obvious at commercial break that Phillip’s female fans are keeping him in the competition. When Ryan Seacrest jokingly gave Phillip’s chewed-up gum (used as an impromptu prop on the show) to a pack of screechy cheerleaders, there was definitely a little scuffle to see who would end up with a scrap of Phillip to take home. Ummm…yeah. “Jennifer didn’t say much to me at the end,” she spilled. “She just said, ‘See you later.’ She was [short], but Steven [Tyler] is a known fan of mine, and him and Randy [Jackson] both told me I’ll have a long career. I also heard that Carrie Underwood said to someone that the country music community has already welcomed me with open arms, and that means a lot to me.” – Read more at EOline

American Idol Top 5 – Constantine Maroulis’ Unofficial Idol Forum

Carrie Underwood on husband Mike Fisher’s NHL playoff beard and having kids – But Underwood tells Zap2it backstage after her “American Idol” performance that she doesn’t have a really strong opinion about her husband’s beard either way. “I haven’t seen him. I answered that once and it got picked up everywhere that ‘Carrie hates her husband’s face,’” she laughs. “I mean, he’s hot — he’s a hot guy! So of course I would love him to look like he normally looks but he is a hockey player,” and beards come with the territory. – Read more at Zap2it

Carrie Underwood sad to see ‘American Idol’ country girl Skylar Laine go – “Of course I loved seeing Skylar up there representing country music,” she tells Zap2it backstage after her performance. “It’s sad to see her not on the show anymore.” So, now that the country girl is gone, who’s got her vote heading into Top 4 week? All of them. “I mean they are all very good. It’s hard for me,” she admits. “I have no idea who it is going to be. They really occupy their own genres and music which is really cool. I just have no idea who will end up as the winner.” – Read more at Zap2it

Carrie Underwood Backstage At ‘American Idol’

Steven Tyler Backstage

Documentary featuring James Durbin to debut on PBS – May is National Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month, and, in that vein, last year’s “American Idol” finalist James Durbin — who battles Tourette’s Syndrome — is featured in the PBS documentary “Different is the New Normal,” narrated by Michael J. Fox. The film, which premieres Sunday, May 20 (at 7 p.m.) on Ch. 13 here in New York, focuses on high school teen Ariel Small (whose mother, Robin Small, produced the film) — and the uphill struggles he’s faced dealing with the stigma that often accompanies Tourette’s sufferers (who deal with uncontrollable facial and vocal tics, among other symptoms). – Read moe at the New York Post

‘X Factor’ U.K. Veteran Judge Louis Walsh to Return for Ninth Season – LONDON – The team of judges for the U.K. version of The X Factor is slowly coming together, with ITV confirming the return of show veteran Louis Walsh for the music talent competition’s ninth season. The music manager is the only judge to have been with the Simon Cowell-created show, which returns to ITV in late summer, since its launch in 2004. Last month, the show had already announced that Take That star Gary Barlow would return as a judge. – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

Cee Lo Green Says He’s Sticking With ‘The Voice’ – “I would like to think that we were irreplaceable, you know what I’m saying?” he said in an interview with The Associated Press. “But the truth of the matter is, we’re still working-class artists and artists can be very fickle. …. I would like to be here as long as it’s fresh and new and exciting and fun for me.” Green, 37, said considers the gig a “day job” and expects that NBC has plans in place should any of the judges decide to leave. But for now he’s happy to continue “building the brand of Cee Lo Green” on the popular TV series, which ends its second season next week. – Read more at Access Hollywood

Lauryn Anabelle Martinez: J.R. Martinez’s Baby Girl – Congratulations are in order for “Dancing With the Stars” champ J.R. Martinez! He welcomed a baby girl on May 2 with girlfriend Diana Gonzalez-Jones, People confirms. Lauryn Anabelle Martinez was born 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and is 21 inches long, and already has a nickname — Belle. – Read more at Huffington Post

  • http://twitter.com/raya4 raya

    Do Josh and Phillip not get the song they were singing was actually a song by The Righteous Brothers, two dudes, and not a love song they were supposed to be singing to each other? 

  • Anonymous

    Probably not.  They are fairly young.

  • http://twitter.com/raya4 raya

    I guess, but while I get that they might not be familiar with the song or its origins, they do have computers so they can google and watch videos and get some background knowledge. 

  • Anonymous

    Don’t these kids do any research, they can go in the internet and find out about the music they are performing. Did they actually think Idol would have two male contestants sing a love song together? These two are not the sharpest knives in the drawer. 

  • Anonymous

    Kris is doing a lot of radio phoners this morning.

  • Valentin432

    When Ryan Seacrest jokingly gave Phillip’s chewed-up gum (used as an
    impromptu prop on the show) to a pack of screechy cheerleaders, there
    was definitely a little scuffle to see who would end up with a scrap of
    Phillip to take home

    Sad thing is, that type of crazy fangirl stuff happens every year now.

  • http://twitter.com/simply_fans Lina Riyanty

    Josh kinda scared because Phillip is prankster 

  • Anonymous

    I doubt they have much time on the computer according to what Skylar and others have said.  This past week they had to learn three songs, deal with media, Ford commercial although Phillip is having to rest because of his health.  Give these kids a break.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t these kids do any research, they can go in the internet and find out about the music they are performing.

    Skylar also had a comment to that effect about “Fortunate Son” in the Hollywood Reporter interview: “I didn’t really understand the words completely…I don’t know that much about the meaning of the song. I should look it up. I should’ve known.”

  • Anonymous

    Poor kids, don’t have the time to take time out of their busy schedule to look up songs they don’t know, which would  in the end, help their performance. Idols out of every season have to rehearse, deal with media and make the commercials. But the smart ones, do their research so they don’t end up making a fool of themselves on national television. 

  • Anonymous

    Skylar should have known better, don’t sing something that you don’t understand what it’s about.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SYFK77IYLRQIVATQ2MJKSW2J7Y Pam

    Here are last night’s ratings from tvbythenumbers.

    On CBS, Big Bang Theory was Thursday night’s top program, scoring a 4.6 rating among adults 18-49, up 12% from last week’s 4.1.

    On FOX, American Idol earned a 3.9 adults 18-49 rating, down from last week’s 4.0.

    CBS
    The Big Bang Theory
    4.6/15
    13.27

    FOX
    American Idol
    3.9/12
    15.05

  • Anonymous

     Calling anyone a fool is harsh.

  • Anonymous

    She’s owning her lack of awareness.

  • Anonymous

    joshua came off like a diva. i forgave him the first time but he continued to look uncomfortable.  he totally dissed Phil more than once. no excuse for that.

  • Anonymous

    When you are on National television, trying to sing a song that you don’t have a clue what it is about and it’s end up being the worst duet Idol has ever had and then is afraid to even touch the other person your singing with because you might appear to be gay, then your making a fool of yourself. 

  • Anonymous

    Her lack of awareness, came a little late. Maybe that will be a lesson for her for future performances, especially if she get’s a record deal.

  • Anonymous

    Joshua has probably heard the whispers and rumors on the internet that he’s gay and he don’t want to give anyone any ammunition that it’s possibly true.  

  • http://twitter.com/raya4 raya

    I do cut the Idols a lot of slack in terms of their schedules and lack of time they have to do much of anything with all the demands that the show puts on them.  But it really takes two minutes to google something and for kids raised in the computer age, it just surprises me that they don’t automatically think to do that when they don’t understand their song assignment and etc.  Heck, they all have smart phones.  They could easily do that during one of their many car rides back and forth.  Though good on Skylar for owning it.

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    I doubt they have much time on the computer according to what Skylar and others have said.  This past week they had to learn three songs, deal with media, Ford commercial although Phillip is having to rest because of his health.  Give these kids a break

    This is why God, in her infinite wisdom, allowed Steve Jobs to give us the iPhone, as well as blessing humans with the intelligence and sheer cussed doggedness to create Wikipedia, plus the empire-building drive to implement Google. Getting the lowdown on a song’s history and meaning takes maybe 5 minutes over a moderately weak 3G signal and can be done while hanging out on the Ford commercial set, waiting for the car to be fluffed.

    Understanding the song’s meaning gives a significant edge in interpreting it effectively and “connecting.” I’m usually on the “give these singers a minute to breathe instead of filling every minute with hoohah” train — but being efficient about practicing one of the basic skills of their profession is, well, kinda basic.

    [Or what raya said more succinctly.]

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    I doubt they have much time on the computer according to what Skylar and others have said.  This past week they had to learn three songs, deal with media, Ford commercial although Phillip is having to rest because of his health.  Give these kids a break

    This is why God, in her infinite wisdom, allowed Steve Jobs to give us the iPhone, as well as blessing humans with the intelligence and sheer cussed doggedness to create Wikipedia, plus the empire-building drive to implement Google. Getting the lowdown on a song’s history and meaning takes maybe 5 minutes over a moderately weak 3G signal and can be done while hanging out on the Ford commercial set, waiting for the car to be fluffed.

    Understanding the song’s meaning gives a significant edge in interpreting it effectively and “connecting.” I’m usually on the “give these singers a minute to breathe instead of filling every minute with hoohah” train — but being efficient about practicing one of the basic skills of their profession is, well, kinda basic.

    [Or what raya said more succinctly.]

  • Anonymous

    She’s young, living and learning.  That’s all that counts. Learning on the job is something we all do. No shame in that.

  • Anonymous

    i thought of that and maybe you’re right but i think he made it look even more suspicious by not acting like a good sport.

  • sdmama

    I thought that was HeeJun who was prankster.  I wish Phillip did duet with Heejun instead. That would have been funny!

  • Anonymous

    Is that a repeat on 5/20-Different is the new normal? 

  • Anonymous

    Absolutely, there’s not shame in that. No matter what age your are, you should always keep learning new things, because Knowledge is Power.

  • Anonymous

    He wasn’t comfortable going alone with Phillip and maybe he was afraid people would misinterpret his sexuality. I don’t know, it was just really weird. 

  • Anonymous

    More Kris goodies from KrisAllenOfficial;

    KRIS IN THE STUDIO

    Check out this pic of Kris recording his acoustic EP for the Fan Edition of Thank You Camellia. On Monday Kris will be releasing a stream of the acoustic version of “Better With You” – get ready!  
    http://web.rcarecords.com/krisallen/Kris_Allen_Studio_Shots_020.jpg

    http://www.krisallenofficial.com/us/news/kris-studio

  • Anonymous

    “Adam Lambert
    ?
    @adamlambert

    @JSanchezAI11 is a STAR. @jLedetAI11 sangs fo the blood. They wipe the floor with the other two. Its a SINGING competition. #keepinitreal”

    Adam Lambert knows what’s up.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not sure why it’s sad to you, or what part to find sad, Ryan’s behavior or the fan girls’. So maybe I’m misunderstanding.

    The show is about discovering people and it’s called American Idol, and in real life this is how fangirls act re their idols. So it always seems to me if AI doesn’t discover people to fangirl over it’s not doing its job. But there are people who expect it to be more like a conservatory competition. Not saying that applies to you, but like I said I probably misunderstood.

  • sdmama

    Some contestants come to the show as already veteran of something, but some are very green.  I don’t expect Phillip and Josh to know what to do with the new love song as duet immediately.  They needed some coaching, which I do not know if they got, or did not, or decided to ignore.  I had not seen a pair looking that nervous and unprepared before started.

    At the end, I will just put this one in one of the “memorable” duets shelves, next to Kris-Danny, below Adam-Allison and Casey-Haley shelf. 

    Ha, I just realized that duet by dudes must be a hard thing to pull off.  But wait, Adam-Kris +Queen was good, right?

  • Anonymous

     Casey James and Michael Lynche had a pretty good duet, I think.

  • Anonymous

    It is not a very cryptic lyric wouldn’t you understand the jest of it just by reading it.  Perhaps not the historical content but I think it is pretty clear it is an rail against the goverment. Maybe not but then it makes me question all this story telling ability she is suppose to have is it just that she gets up there and sings with the same passion every time with no understanding of what she is singing so sorta of acting rather the feeling.

  • V Jemmy

    I’m a decade (or more) older than most of these kids.  I grew up listening to oldies.  CCR is one of my favorite groups.  And while I know ‘You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling,’ I couldn’t have told you who did it.

    I never knew Fortunate Son was a vietnam song or that You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling was a duet with two guys  until I read the comments on the blog this week.  So for someone another decade (or so) younger than me not to know, I’m not surprised.

    But then, I also honestly don’t care what the singer (or writer) believes they’re singing (or writing) about, so it’s not something that I would ever go looking for either.  I guess there are people out there who are interested, but I’m not one of them.

  • Anonymous

    Congrats to DavidArchie for reaching the 1 million+ follower mark on twitter! :) I hope that all is going well for him in South America. Miss his random tweets. sigh.

    Excited to see David Cook with a new song on Idol next week! Doesn’t he have several charity things going on this weekend? I just saw him tweet about a golf tournament. And I think I heard there’s a concert too?

  • HappyDaisy

    “Check out this pic of Kris recording his acoustic EP for the Fan Edition of Thank You Camellia. ”

    Wish they’d wait on the acoustic until after Kris has a chance to do some special, new things with the songs after some time passes and he’s done more live performances of the new material.

    They did the same thing with Cook, acoustic EP recorded right away.  HUGE fan of David and I don’t see anything special about his acoustic EP. 

    I favor the path they took with Adam’s acoustic live EP.  Much more interesting and rewarding.

  • Anonymous

    I guess making fools of themselves on national tv didn’t hurt either Joshua or Phillip! 

  • Anonymous

    I’ve been liking Steven’s comments lately, regarding following the melody and how a song should build up, and how to choose a song – it seems pretty straight forward. I think Joshua and Jessica are amazingly talented, Holly has a beautiful tone. P2 – is a blues singer and perhaps that just doesn’t work well on the Idol stage – perhaps a Rolling Stone or Eric Clampton song would work well for him – he needs to be allowed to wail a bit more so I can see if he can hit the pocket. 

  • HappyDaisy

    I also honestly don’t care what the singer (or writer) believes they’re singing (or writing) about, so it’s not something that I would ever go looking for either.

    What if they were actually writing/singing about something you find repugnant?

    Not saying that happened with the Idols but I wouldn’t sing something without investigating a little bit and and what it means.

    What if You are So Beautiful was orginally written for and sung to a ruthless dictator?  It wasn’t.  Just sayin’….

  • Anonymous

    It’s Jimmy’s job to teach them about the song and help them with the arrangement, and apparently he and Little Stevie didn’t do that.  Nobody knows when the song was given to them or what went behind the scenes, so give them a little slack.

  • Lovesyesha

    Honestly, I think she got at least the “feisty” part of the song down. I have respect for her for saying she should have known the meaning of it though she recognizes her mistake. Plus, I remember in season 7 when Jason Castro chose memory, and didn’t know it was from a show where it was sung by a cat. Now THAT was wrong and disgusting!

  • HappyDaisy

    Yes, hellomusicgirl.  David Cook is doing a charity concert tomorrow night in advance of Sunday’s annual Race for Hope in D.C.  So far over $70K raised by his team this year.

    http://www.braintumorcommunity.org/site/PageServer?pagename=RFH_DC_Homepage

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think that’s the mentor’s or Jimmy’s job. That would fall more to Michael Orland and the show’s musicians to help work on arranging the song

  • Anonymous

    Adam Yauch (a.k.a. MCA) of the Beastie Boys has died. RIP :(((

    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/beastie-boys-co-founder-adam-yauch-dead-at-48-20120504 

  • Anonymous

    Yep, and yet another part of my childhood gone.  :(

  • V Jemmy

     

    What if they were actually writing/singing about something you find repugnant?

    So what if they are?  Music is just like any other form of art.  Interpretation belongs to the beholder (or the listener in this case).  If I like a song, I like it, if I don’t, I don’t.  Whatever the singer/writer meant is irrelevant to my interpretation of their work.  I know that a lot of people doesn’t work like that and that they’d rather be told what something means and that’s perfectly fine, but that’s not the way that I work.  Never have.

    I mean, there’s an entire genre of music out there that goes against my personal beliefs and I still like songs in that genre (and have even even known to sing them on occasion).  Doesn’t mean anything more than ‘hey, this song has a cool hook/lyric/melody.’

    Anyway, how would anyone know ‘You Are So Beautiful’ wasn’t written about a ruthless dictator unless you were the original writer?  I’m sure that the grassy knoll could come up with a convincing argument that it was and that you’ve been lied to your entire life.  I mean, if I were going to write a song about a ruthless dictator, I would totally write some pretty little diddy and tell everything that it was for my daughter so that it could shoot up the charts and I could laugh all the way to the bank.

  • Anonymous

     Casey James and Mike’s duet was AMAZING. Honestly my favorite performance night duet ever on Idol.

  • Anonymous

    I agree that more experience with songs in live performance can enhance them.  So a later EP may be more rewarding for the fans, but it is also much more costly for the label without as certain a return.  It’s much easier to upsell fans on “exclusive EP with your name on it” given all the promo surrounding an album release than it is to gain publicity for a standalone later. 

    Lambert was prepared/fortunate enough to have the kind of airplay that could sustain interest in an acoustic EP after the fact; there are no guarantees for any of them on these cycles, IMO.

    So I can’t blame the label or the artist for taking a bird in the hand approach.

  • Anonymous

    But then the ruthless dictator wouldn’t give you any credit or praise or influence or any of the other things that would supposedly make you want to write a song about them in the first place.

    Not to mention that, while small children can be tyrannical, I don’t really think that a writer can capture the essence of each relationship with the exact same words.

    I just have never been able to jump on the post-modernism train.  Artists are supposedly trying to communicate something when they write.  If they don’t know what that is, then how is that possibly going to translate to me, even if my own experiences lead to a slightly different take on the topic?  It’s just not irrelevant to whether or not a work succeeds, IMO.

  • Anonymous

    The music video for The Vision of Love has passed 1 million views :)

  • Anonymous

    If they were smart, they wouldn’t put out the acoustic album till later in the year. That would give him a chance to tour and see what songs the fans were responding to and then put those on the acoustic EP.  

  • Incipit

    “I don’t think that’s the mentor’s or Jimmy’s job.That would fall more to Michael Orland and the show’s musicians to help work on arranging the song”

    Yes, girlygirl2, and the vocal coaches, like Byrd – who had a Sinatra quote posted to remind the contestants about understanding the lyrics before one learned the song. Except, they don’t have Byrd now. They only have Jimmy’s people.

    But, IMO -  this is still true, from Eilonwy down thread

    “Understanding the song’s meaning gives a significant edge in
    interpreting it effectively and “connecting”…Being efficient about practicing one of the basic skills of their profession is, well, kinda basic.”

  • Anonymous

    David A. might be out of sight, but he certainly isn’t out of mind.  He just reached 1 million followers and was WWTT for awhile.  There is also a great article on Masterclass Lady today that goes back to “Love Me Tender” on Idol 7. It showed what David did best.  He may never have had a girlfriend at the time, but he found something within himself to let us see that he knows all about love.  No bells and whistles so for those people that need the yelling and sexy stuff on stage will not like it.  I on the other hand loved it.
    http://masterclasslady.com/

  • V Jemmy

     Ah, but you’re assuming I want them to give me credit.  If it’s my own personal inside joke, I wouldn’t necessarily want credit.  :)

    The artist might be trying to communicate something, but that might not be what their words mean to me, especially when you start getting into figurative vs. literal language. 

    So if a cover artist makes their own interpretation of a song and it turns out to be the ‘wrong’ one, who cares.  I’ll create my own interpretation regardless and toss what they wanted it to be aside.  I don’t think that music (or art) can be limited to only what was ‘intended’ by the creator.

  • http://twitter.com/ljrTR LJR

    Hellomusicgirl – this is a link to most recent article about David Cook’s concert tomorrow night, the Night of Hope concert http://washingtonexaminer.com/entertainment/2012/05/david-cook-perform-benefit-memory-his-brother/564441
     He’s said it will be a full band acoustic concert with a storyteller vibe.  Sure wish I could be there!

    The Race for Hope which he is part of is the next day. All to raise funds for brain cancer research. 

  • Anonymous

    Don’t forget, these contestants are being judged by people who not only

    1) Have never heard “The Letter” or “Bleeding Love”
    but
    2) Knowing in advance that a contestant is going to be singing one of those songs (and in Phillip’s case, probably changing it up drastically), still can’t be bothered to listen to the original to have a basis to judge them by.

    And I’d say they have less of an excuse than the Idols for not doing their homework.  

  • YankeeFan08

    Another show for Adam.  His schedule is jam-packed for the month of May:

    JUST ADDED: @adamlambert will be @ r @iHeartRadio Theater pres by @PCRichardandSon on 5/15 & the only way in is to win! http://1067litefm.com/l/l6

  • Anonymous

    Well, there’s room for that, but if there isn’t a strong enough POV in the original material to push other interpretations to be equally believable, then that’s a problem with the original work, with the other interpretations, or both.

    And I suspect there’s actually much more consensus around whether or not those other interpretations are believable than a few internet message board comments will illustrate.

  • Anonymous

    Yes!!!!! So happy Adam is doing the NY IHeartRadio concert! MJ, will you be giving tickets away???

  • Anonymous

    I was about to post this as well.

    May MCA Rest in Peace. :’(

  • V Jemmy

     Probably, but I’ll leave that to someone else to dig for.  Just like I don’t care what they thought they were singing about, I don’t think that they care what my interpretation of it was.  :)

  • Tess

    Not all songs need to be researched….some are nothing more than catchy phrases put to melody.  But I think the issue is that the late 60s was a difficult and interesting time in America and that it is a shame that “kids” today don’t give a rats ass about trying to understand what was going down and how the musical community was a major part on both sides of a very volital issue.  On one hand we had songs like “The Green Berets” and on another we had “War”. 

    Maybe I’m being overly sensitive but when an “anthem” to a cause is being sung it should be given the respect it deserves.  Its like singing “Where Have all the Flowers Gone” brightfully and joyfully…just wrong. 

  • Anonymous

     Knowing a song or not has no bearing on whether one can judge if a person performed well.  Otherwise, all new albums would be considered good. If someone sings badly, it’s going to be noticed regardless.

    Frankly, the only reason knowing the original work should matter is if the goal is to imitate.

  • Anonymous

    Lee DeWyze is in Washington DC. He visited with wounded veterans at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center yesterday . Last night he performed at an event for The Special Operation Warriors Event. Afterward he tweeted links to a couple of videos from the concert:

    http://redbeanie.tumblr.com/post/22370707934/video-lee-dewyze-at-the-special-operation-warriors

  • Mateja Praznik

     And Adam’s BTIKM video passed 6 million today.

  • V Jemmy

    Its like singing “Where Have all the Flowers Gone” brightfully and joyfully…just wrong.

    So turn it into an emo song?

    Kidding aside (and please don’t shoot me, I’m not trying to poke fun), I always thought that the Kingston Trio sang that rather cheerfully, but figured it was just how they did things in that era.

  • Anonymous

    But how much of that falls on schools not teaching students about real history?  And likewise, parents for not promoting self-learning?

    Schools are so focused on standardized tests, it leaves little room for anything else. There are teenagers who don’t realize the Titanic is a real thing and not just some movie with Leonardo DiCaprio.  Some kids barely know Paul McCartney.

    A lot of parents don’t seem to have the basic skills to teach their children basic life lessons, let alone historical moments.

    IMO, it’s not a simple as not giving a rat’s tail. How can someone care about a subject if they don’t even know the subject exists?

    So shame on us older people for not taking the time to explain the significance of the past to those younger than us.

  • Kylee

     I think it always has happened every year now(besides maybe Season 3). Even in the girl winner seasons we had “heartthrobs.” Think Constantine, Bo Bice, Chris Richardson, Justin Guirini, Blake Lewis.

  • Anonymous

    EW.com: 
    The week in ‘American Idol’: Top 4 going back to Cali, Kris Allen shut down on the pier, and more

    http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/05/04/the-week-in-american-idol-kris-allen-shut-down/ 

  • djafan

    David’s manager Kari tweeted from David’s twitter and surprised everyone with a new avi picture.

    David Archuleta
    ?
    @DavidArchie

    Over a million followers! Thanks everyone. I cannot wait to let him know. (ks)

    http://fansofdavid.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/newavidavidarchuleta.jpg

  • Anonymous

    Kris Allen 92.9 FM KZZU Interview with Dave, Ken & Molly 
    http://soundcloud.com/davekenmolly/kris-allen

  • Anonymous

    Adam has a full page in the latest EW print magazine!!

    http://twitpic.com/9gvp9v/full

  • Anonymous

    I think it is great that Adam has kept enough interest that he is able to land these radio gigs.  He has a well deserved reputation as a world class master vocalist and that has to be a draw.

  • Anonymous

    Apparently Scotty McCreery is back to pitching for his senior year. Just found an ESPN article about it, and he’s not doing too shabby.

  • Anonymous

    “Understanding the song’s meaning gives a significant edge in 
    interpreting it effectively and “connecting”…Being efficient about practicing one of the basic skills of their profession is, well, kinda basic.”

    In this discussion of interpretation of lyrics, I think it’s nice to recall one of the coolest mentor moments ever on the show.

    Smokey Robinson explains “Tracks of my Tears”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MV64BS4FSISCASL4P656RXAFYQ Kayla

    Another lithograph from the box set for Adam’s album has been revealed on his Facebook page! I love that Gareth Pugh coat so hard.

    http://i45.tinypic.com/18z055.jpg

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AGWO435FL6UN2ICRVTFLWRJZSA Lexie

     Tonight is his “senior night,” and Blair Garner, the host of the syndicated radio show After Midnite, has taken his crew to Garner to film  the game–his Monday show is going to be all Scotty.  Scotty’s the starting pitcher.  Yahoo also had a thread about his pitching last week–oh, and he’s going to have a featured article in ESPN2 magazine –the June issue.

    Yeah, a 1.03 ERA isn’t shabby:)))

  • Anonymous

    Adam isn’t the only one doing these radio shows though. Kris, Haley and Chris Daughtry all have done and/or will do several of them as well in the next few weeks. Chris Rene also has a bunch lined up, I believe.

  • Anonymous

    oh nice! I will have to go buy the magazine now :)

  • Anonymous

    I ordered the box set, I can’t for it to arrive in the mail.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YYRRCZL5KSSZAHDXW26V5DXFYM indigo

    So happy for all AI Alum to get promotional gigs with radios and let JLo have AI stage to promote herself. Its shame they don’t give that opportunity to AI up and coming Alum, J Lo had her days in sun let the new comers shine for a change.

  • Anonymous

     When Adam asked Smokey what he pictured when writing the song, I knew this guy was good. Of course I still liked Kris more and I was still reeling from that ROF performance but that really warmed me up to him.

  • Anonymous

    Good interview – Kris is putting himself out there more it seems to me – excellent. 

  • Anonymous

    After listening to Carrie, guess the “return to Idol” jitters are pretty normal.  The only one to completely escape it recently was probably Scotty – boy’s preternaturally relaxed.

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

    Even Constantine is using that empty and meaningless excuse that P2 has “his own thing going on”?? WTF?? May he has “his own thing going on”, ok, but it’s a bad thing going on.

  • http://twitter.com/whiskey401 Whiskey

    Adam has 2 page spread in Italian Magazine “BIG” May Issue
    http://oi47.tinypic.com/mcujaw.jpg

    Adam is also in “GLOSS” Magazine May Issue

    http://bit.ly/IKsCqz
    http://bit.ly/JX4fpY
    http://bit.ly/JX4dhI
    http://bit.ly/JX4fpO
    http://bit.ly/JX4d16
     

  • Anonymous

    All this talk about knowing the meaning behind the lyrics makes me think of Sting, who has said he feels sorry for, and a little creeped out by, fans who tell him they had “Every Breath You Take” sung at their wedding because they were missing the meaning behind the lyrics (which he meant as a psychopathic stalker song).

    I cannot imagine how an artist would take a piece of art and not try to understand it and its origns before performing or experiencing it. That doesnt mean works of art cannot be reinterpreted – look at Shakespeare as his works are portrayed across the world, or the vastly different interpretations of the emcee in the two Broadway versions of Caberet- but that there is a truth at the very basis of the art that must be incorporated to determine if that art will shine or be covered in muck (or in this case karaoke )

  • http://twitter.com/whiskey401 Whiskey

    OMG! lol. Someone is going to be very disappointed when Adam releases the rest of his pictures.

    poponthepop @poponthepop
    What’s Poppin! – Adam Lambert: Trespasing Box Set Photos – Adam Lambert is blessing his fans with all of the photos

    http://poponthepop.com/2012/05/adam-lambert-trespasing-box-set-photos/

  • Anonymous

    “Reeling” from ROF – sums it up pretty well whether you loved or hated it.  Count me in on the former.  Still watch occasionally for that moment when Adam sings “down, down, down, and the flames go higher” – knew then – Houston, we have a problem – lol.   (Randy readily caught the vibe – good for him.)
    And gotta say Randy Travis was a class act about the whole performance – applauded and never said anything derogatory.

  • Anonymous

    Thank Kayla! I think Lee Cherry needs to be Adam’s personal photography. He always takes great pictures of Adam. Ohhh.. the one was the photographer from Fault Magazine and the In Rock photographer ;D

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YYRRCZL5KSSZAHDXW26V5DXFYM indigo

    What do you mean by “someone is going to be disappointed”? Just curious,

  • Anonymous

    All you have to do is read the lyrics to “Fortunate Son” and you should be able to figure out what it’s about. It’s pretty obvious. Still, I’m blaming the fact Skylar wore dresses for both performances when she looks better in jeans!

  • Anonymous

     Sadder thing is it’s not just screechy cheerleader teens who act like crazy fangirls. LOL

  • Anonymous

    Read the article – very funny – HD full frontal – lol

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YYRRCZL5KSSZAHDXW26V5DXFYM indigo

    It appears from the article that it is a wishful thinking of the writer of that article for the full frontal nothing more.

  • Anonymous

     Looks like if you don’t do those radio tours these days, no one plays your song, though it’s not even a guarantee. That’s why I’m so happy Kris did all these interviews today and it seems he has some coming up from next week.

    Chris Rene was sick the whole of last week so all his radio tour was pulled off and re-scheduled from today. I think it was smart because he has 5 spring balls lined up so far for May, starting tomorrow with SPRING FLING  at Spatanburg, SC. And he’s going to do all those radio tours as he goes so it was good they made him rest his voice.

    This afternoon, he and T.Mills performed at a concert organized by HOT 104.5 FM for LOUDON HIGH SCHOOL in Knoxville, because they won some contest lol! Looks like the high schoolers enjoyed him a lot!

  • http://twitter.com/TyraRay Tyra Ray

    The only reason Josh acted SO uncomfortable is because he is so obviously gay and hes trying to hide it. 

    If he werent, Im sure he wouldve gone along with it. Just like Phillip was trying to do. 
    Phillip was trying to make it funny, and it didnt really like how Josh handled it.
    Came across as a diva.

  • Anonymous

     Most of those items should look familiar. lol.

  • Anonymous

    But I think the issue is that the late 60s was a difficult and
    interesting time in America and that it is a shame that “kids” today
    don’t give a rats ass about trying to understand what was going down and
    how the musical community was a major part on both sides of a very
    volital issue.

      I’m sure there are “kids” who are well versed in the history of the 60s and beyond. Can’t really paint with a broad brush like that. I wonder how many of the 60s flower children whining about their lot in life gave a “rats ass” about their parents struggles growing up through a difficult depression, only to be shipped off to fight in a bloody war overseas? In all generations you have kids that care about historical perspective and those who do not.

  • Anonymous

    Yes!!!!! So happy Adam is doing the NY IHeartRadio concert! MJ, will you be giving tickets away???

    To be honest, I’m not sure I want to involve myself with that. We’ll see.

  • Anonymous

    Of course it’s wishful thinking – lol – the sun would have to come up in the west before AL would remove his jacket.

  • Anonymous

    No biggie MJ, there are at least two radio stations giving out tickets. No need to put yourself out.

  • Anonymous

    So does Adam think that Hollie can’t sing then? :(

    I agree that Phillip isn’t skilled enough to be apart of this “singing competition”, but Hollie is. Also both of them aren’t as experienced as the other two. I heard somewhere that Phillip has only been singing for three years. Hollie never had professional voice training until after she was on AI10. She got a vocal coach afterwards.

    Now don’t get me wrong. I fully understand why Adam believes that Joshua and Jessica are stars. They are, but there’s no reason for him to dismiss the other two like that. Hell. Even Phillip could come into his own down the road after he gets a few more years experience.

    You know it’s funny. Last year I was amused by his cute fanboying over Haley, and was happy that he stood up for her. Guess he doesn’t like my Idol fave this year, but it’s cool. I don’t expect all of the past Idols to like my faves. Just like I don’t expect every Idol fan to.

    At least Pia is on Hollie’s team. Seems like few past Idols in general like Hollie. Carrie and I think Melinda have said nice things to her, but that’s about it. Lauren  and a few other AI10 peeps might have too. Seems like every past Idol’s fave is Jessica. I get it though. Her vocal talent really appeals to fellow singers.

  • Anonymous

    I agree that Phillip isn’t skilled enough to be apart of this “singing competition

    I don’t like Phillip’s style of music, but Jimmy was right last week, when he said that Phillip has made the best song choices.  I don’t think that even describes what he’s done, it’s that he’s been the best at picking out arrangements that match his strengths, and hide his weaknesses.  He’s failed at doing that for one song last week, and both songs this week, but his ability to get or come up with great  arrangements was bound to earn him a lot of credit with viewers.  Compare his arrangements to Elise’s.  Idol viewers love when a contestant knows who he or she is.

    Hollie’s current problem is that she had some rough performances early in the first few live shows.  Her voice sounded good, but she wasn’t connecting with the songs, and her performances looked stale, the result is that she didn’t build up a strong and loyal fanbase, so she’s constantly trying to woo casual voters, which she might be getting, since that would explain why she always seems to be in the bottom two, but hasn’t been eliminated yet.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDYOWBIIPZU6PBRHGOPT2ZZJXQ sweetmm

    I’ll miss his performance; he really gives an energy when he performs.  Jamar on Ellen:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOOLaAbQx00

  • Anonymous

     That is great that David A. now has over 1 million followers on twitter.  That is impressive considering he is away from his career for 2 years . So I think that the Idols that have over 1 million followers on twitter now are Adam, Kelly, Jordin, and Archie. I am surprised Carrie does not have more but I think she just recently joined twitter. It is not record sales but it’s still good to have that many followers.

  • Anonymous

     Jamar should have been in the final 4 on the voice next week. I think it is a mistake that he is not.

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

    It’s a mistake only in the hypothesis of him being disputing his spot with everyone else but Juliet.

  • larc

    P2′s “re-arrangements” tend to consist of dumbing stuff down to suit his limited singing abilities.  Doing that to songs, some of which have been pretty dumb to start with, usually hasn’t resulted in any improvement.  What was a bit of a novelty early in the season I’m now finding downright annoying.  Performances of all remaining contestants have left his far behind in the dust, IMO.

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

    The re-arrangement that P2 does is pretty average, it doesn’t change chord progression usually…it only changes the rhythm (cadence) of the song,to something more fusion/funky, where he can just singing/talking because the groove is pleasing the audience. it’s more or less how James Brown sang, but with only 0,000001% of his talent, obviously

  • Anonymous

    Phillip has made some interesting song choices. Though his arrangements leave much to be desired. They’re all starting to sound the same to me. It’s cool that he knows who he is though. IMO. Everyone in this group has made bad song choices.

    See…Hollie’s performance of Whitney’s “All The Man That I Need” is what first made me notice her. Had a huge WTF moment after that performance. Hollie knows who she is as an artist too. I hope even more casual fans vote for her next week. OT. You should read her Q&A on Idol’s website. I think I’m even more of a fan after having read it.

    In fact. I’m going to share one of her Q&A’s with you because it’s just too cute.<3

    Q: If you have 24 hours to do anything you wanted, what would you do?
    A: I would sell out Madison Square Garden and then go to dinner with Adele and Mariah and talk about how fabulous they are.

    Also. According to another one she's 4ft/10. YAY. Somebody I'm taller than! :D jk

  • Anonymous

    Dissed Phil???   Whattt???  Phil needs to keep his creepy little hands off the boys.  I’m beginning to wonder about him.

  • dishwalla

    Jimmy was right last week, when he said that Phillip has made the best song choices. I don’t think that even describes what he’s done, it’s that he’s been the best at picking out arrangements that match his strengths, and hide his weaknesses.

    Phillip has been very good in making song choices that appeals to the audience who likes what he does and the kind of music he is into. That’s why he has been able to still get the fan support even when he has an off night. He doesn’t try to please the masses. And he actually has a very eclectic fan base, including a lot of guys.   I can see him having a kind of cult following after the show.

  • Anonymous

    Not sure if this was posted already, but Haley’s CD is on sale at Amazon for $8.89.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MV64BS4FSISCASL4P656RXAFYQ Kayla

    So does Adam think that Hollie can’t sing then? :(

    No I don’t think so. Just last week Adam tweeted “the talent IS really good this year. They all have great chops.” So he clearly feels that they are all extremely talented. He just thinks that Jessica and Joshua are better singers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Roger-Kramjet/100003524695403 Roger Kramjet

    I LOVE that Adam will give his true and honest opinion like we all do without being PC about it. Adam said in a TMZ interview that Jessica and Joshua have soul. I don’t get the same feeling from Hollie and Phillip. I should say Hollie because some nights I have liked what she has done with her song choices. Phillip seems like a very nice guy but he reminds me of so many of the nice guys that have won the show. I think I fell in like with Phillip a little bit when Joshua threw Phillips armf off of him and for a moment Phillip looked a bit hurt. I thought it was genuine and endearing. I also loved the genuine nervousness I was feeling from Phillip when he thought he was going to be in the bottom/and or going home last week. That said, my attraction to Phillip has nothing to do with his voice. Because this is a singing competition, like Adam said, it should be about the voice and singing. I personally wouldn’t have discounted Hollie but I can see what Adam means she has sang nothing that has touched me deeply and Phillip is just adorable and cute to look at. Joshua, I wouldn’t vote for because of that wierd moment last week knocking Phillips arm away so for me that leaves Jessica for the win? I guess.

  • http://twitter.com/Mojaommel Mojaommel Alvar

    I don’t know but I have a feeling that Joshua is gay.