Idol Headlines for 02/26/10

UPDATE FROM SONYUK on Adam Lambert(26.02.10)

So…. Exciting news….. Adam is booked to arrive in the UK on the 18th March.He will spend that weekend in London, then will do a regional radio tour of the UK starting on Monday 22nd March. And don’t forget to get News of the World on Sunday for some more Lambert-Loving.

Quote of the Day Nov 20 to Nov 26
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Sony UK

From @GinaOrr at 19

@krisallen ‘s “Let It Mix” had to be mixed for iTunes and uploaded. As soon as we have a time that it is in the system we will let you know.

@GinaOrr

‘American Idol’ In 60 Seconds: Top 24, Trouble In First Elimination Week

‘American Idol’ Recap: The Top 24 Kicks Off

So far, the contestants have been disappointing, but Lilly Scott and Crystal Bowersox stood out. (2.26.10)

MTV Plus a transcript HERE.

EXCLUSIVE: It’s Official! Simon Cowell Engaged, His Fiancee Tells RadarOnline

It’s official. Simon Cowell is getting married!

Beautiful Mezhgan Hussainy told RadarOnline.com exclusively that she and Simon are officially engaged.

Until now, there have been only whispers and rumors about the couple possibly getting married — but their plans have been a secret.

But, gorgeous brunette Mezhgan told RadarOnline.com’s executive vice president David Perel that indeed, she and Simon are getting married.

RadarOnline

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Brad, Carrie, Kix, Ronnie, Miranda, Kellie + Bryan Adams Rock the Boat

Another cold night in Music City was heated up with the sweet sounds of country music wafting through the air as the General Jackson showboat made its way along the Cumberland River for Sony Music Nashville’s annual boat ride and show during Country Radio Seminar.

Next up, Kellie Pickler paid tribute to one of her idols, Country Music Hall of Famer Loretta Lynn, by performing ‘You Ain’t Woman Enough, ‘ as well as ‘Makin’ Me Fall in Love Again.’ While still onstage, she was presented with a plaque representing one million downloads of her single ‘Best Days of Your Life.’

Carrie Underwood then joined Miranda for an all-girls’ version of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s ‘Travelin’ Band.’ Miranda also received an award — a gold plaque commemorating 500, 000 copies sold for her album, ‘Revolution.’

Carrie came back on stage to treat the crowd to her hit ‘Temporary Home, ‘ and then rocked out a bit with ‘Undo It.’ The blonde bombshell, dressed in a short skirt and her self-described “hooker boots, ” was then awarded a plaque for 20 million digital transactions.

The Boot

Danny Gokey Visits Top 20

Danny Gokey spent his lunch hour on Thursday playing for influential broadcasters at the annual Country Radio Seminar in Nashville. You can find him Friday night on this weekend’s edition of GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown, hosted by Nan Kelley.

It’s a key period for Danny. Having built an audience last year on “American Idol, ” his debut album comes out Tuesday, buoyed by his current single, “My Best Days Are Ahead Of Me.” The video is currently at No. 3 on the Top 20, and Danny also hopes its positive message is a predictor for his future. He went through a huge struggle when his wife died, leaving him angry and depressed about his life. He found new meaning when the world responded to him on “Idol.”

GAC

Ellen DeGeneres Talks About Her First Week On ‘American Idol’

The veteran comedian discussed her first week of live “Idol” shows on the episode of her talk show airing Friday (February 26). “It’s been a fun week, ” she told her in-studio audience. “I’ll tell ya, I like being live because anything can happen on live television.”

Despite being seated at the other end of the judges’ table from Cowell, DeGeneres said that one of the British judge’s plunging necklines allowed her to get an eyeful of his chest on Thursday night.

“Yesterday, Simon had so many buttons open on his shirt he almost had a wardrobe malfunction, ” she joked.

DeGeneres spent some time talking about the differences between watching “Idol” at home and experiencing it live. “I’ve watched from home for years and years and now I get to see what happens behind the scenes. It’s different, very different. I always knew that Ryan worked hard, but I had no idea during the commercial breaks he works another job selling Mary Kay cosmetics.”

MTV

‘American Idol’ Boots Tyler Grady, Janell Wheeler, Ashley Rodriguez, Joe Munoz

After one of the roughest first rounds in “American Idol” memory, voters appeared to get it right with the initial four eliminations of season nine. Though a few of the shakiest competitors from the debut week of live performances lived to see another day — think Tim Urban and Katie Stevens — Thursday night (February 25) marked the end of the road for Janell Wheeler, Ashley Rodriguez, Joe Muñoz and Tyler Grady.

MTV

‘American Idol’ recap: The Crazies?

As the first results show of the American Idol season 9 semifinals came to an end tonight, I couldn’t help but feel like I’d just witnessed a horror flick. The pretty blonde girl got picked off early. Another vaguely defined character was introduced just in time to get dragged off into the bushes of anonymity. And at one point, a pack of two dozen zombies stalked the stage, bringing pre-recorded vocal terror to everyone they encountered.

With Ryan Seacrest doing his best Jigsaw impression — ”a brutal night of results, ” he cooed, eyes burning with delight — all that was missing was the screaming. Wait, scratch that. I know I can’t be the only one still experiencing intermittent flashbacks to Jermaine Sellers’ wounded cockatoo impression on Wednesday night, can I?

EW.com

For real?! Viewers get first ‘Idol’ vote-off wrong

People of the United States of America, I’m going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume that the decisions you made this week on “American Idol” were motivated because many of you flipped the channel to the Olympics after Tuesday and Wednesday’s semifinals instead of voting. Because otherwise, you’re making some strange choices in who you want to see stick around.

It was a surprising Thursday night episode of “Idol” as we said goodbye to the first four semifinalists before their 15 minutes of fame were even up. Not surprisingly, three of the four were singers we didn’t get to see much of in Hollywood, therefore lacking the head start that can carry people past these first few weeks when fewer people are paying attention.

MSNBC

‘American Idol’: Will Women Rule This Year?

Guys have won the last two seasons of “American Idol, ” but will women rule this year?

The judges seem to think so.

“I would say there is a better chance of a girl winning this year than last, ” Simon Cowell predicted during a conference call after the show’s Hollywood week. “You want somebody who represents what’s going on at the moment, ” he said. “I’d love to find a Taylor Swift — somebody who is relevant, rather than just a contest winner.”

As this year’s Grammys showed, women are especially relevant in the music industry right now.

ABC News

Those Tricky Low Notes, Simon’s “Situation, ” and Kim Yu-Na?

Idol didn’t feel much like a competition this week. Maybe I’ve been watching too much Olympic figure skating—you think Todrick’s flip during Group Night was impressive? Let’s see him land a triple lutz/triple toe combo! Everything on Idol seemed to fall a little flat. The show’s energy wavered frantically along with a lot of the voices, as things hit a variety of new lows—the singers’ confidence began at an unprecedented low ebb; the judges were so short on comments they had to recycle; Simon’s décolletage was just a button this side of The Situation; the mic could not pick up Haeley’s guitar or, later, Jermaine; and, most disappointingly, some had serious trouble with the low end of their voices.

Watching Idol, I usually take my singing-teacher hat off (it’s not that the contestants are so bad; it just gives me terrible hat hair), but amid all the panel’s chastisements about song choice, I have to add my voice to the chorus. I think the problem this week was not as much wrong songs as it was wrong keys. My notes for the performance broadcasts show a pattern: “a bit low for her, ” I wrote as Paige Miles began “All Right Now.” I upgraded to “so low!” for Ashley Rodriguez’s Leona Lewis cover, “TOO LOW!” for Lacey Brown in “Landslide, ” and added three more exclamation points for Alex Lambert’s “Wonderful World.”

Slate.com

Access Extended: Adam Lambert On Simon Cowell, Ellen DeGeneres & More

Adam Lambert shares his thoughts on Simon Cowell leaving and Ellen DeGeneres joining “American Idol.” Plus, Adam chats about a recent incident where he stopped singing in the middle of his performance to ask a fan to stop talking on her cell phone.

Access Hollywood

Carrie Underwood Says Religion Sealed the Marriage Deal

Carrie Underwood broke men’s hearts all over the world this past December, when she announced her engagement to Canadian hockey star, Mike Fisher. The country superstar admits that religion played a key role in her decision settle down, and she credits her financé with elevating her Christian faith.

“Mike has improved my walk with God, ” Carrie tells PEOPLE magazine. “It’s important to me because, down the road, I want someone who will help shape our kids into people who make the world a better place.”

Mike adds, ‘Our spiritual bond is something we try to put first in our lives.”

The Boot

The ‘American Idol’ Judge Power Rankings: The Top 24

Simon Cowell may be out the door, but all of the “American Idol” judges have something to gain if they make a good showing this season. Kara DioGuardi and Randy Jackson have just one year left on their contracts, and nothing spells ka-ching! like a renewal. Ellen DeGeneres is signed up for multiple seasons but still has to prove that she, to borrow an oft-used phrase, can make this judging thing her own. And Simon has one final chance to prove he’s the real star of the franchise in order to pull viewers over to “The X Factor.”

We’ll be weighing in on which judge has got the power, for whatever reason, each week:

LA Times

Celeb ‘Idol’ fan: The Runaways’ Cherie Currie

So Currie identifies deeply with the young, aspiring singers that pursue their dreams on American Idol, a show she has watched for years (she counts Carrie Underwood and Chris Daughtry among her all-time favorite contestants).

“American Idol is awesome because they take you from no-name to a star almost instantly, ” Currie says. “I felt so good for these people, because I know that’s the way I felt as a kid when we stepped on the stage and things really started going well.”

USA Today

Alan Jackson Takes Requests at CRS Showcase in Nashville

Alan Jackson fielded several song requests early Thursday afternoon (Feb. 25) during an extended luncheon showcase at the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville. The event was sponsored by Sony Music Nashville. Jackson compared the performance to one of his earliest gigs in Nashville when he was paid $25 for singing during a four-hour brunch at a Ramada Inn near the Opryland Hotel. He then sang part of his first hit, “Here in the Real World.” Not working from a set list and going well over the 20 minutes allotted for his segment, he mixed some of his own favorites with audience requests, performing “Good Time, ” “Little Bitty, ” “Remember When, ” “Mercury Blues, ” “Livin’ On Love, ” “God Bless the Working Man, ” “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere, ” “A Song for the Life, ” “Chattahoochee” and Merle Haggard’s “The Way I Am.” However, Jackson did not perform his new single, “It’s Just That Way, ” included on his upcoming album, Freight Train, due for release on March 30. American Idol finalist Danny Gokey opened the luncheon with four songs from his debut album, My Best Days, which will be released on Tuesday (March 2).

CMT.com

GO (AND HELP)

Rockers to Rebuild: Alice Ripley, Constantine Maroulis and Bobby Spencer, plus cast members from shows like Jersey Boys, Billy Elliot, and West Side Story join Grammy winner Larry Gatlin and Gene Cornish (The Rascals) for the 17th year of the Rockers on Broadway show. Proceeds this year go to Save The Children and UNICEF. (8pm, B.B. King Blues Club, 237 W. 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues, $40-$45, info/tickets)

Playbill

‘American Idol Rewind’: Katharine McPhee gives a sneak peek during love songs week

We may be a couple weeks past Valentine’s Day, but on “American Idol Rewind” it’s all about the romance.
This weekend, the Season 5 finalists tackle love songs.

Take a look at the clip below to see rocker Chris Daughtry get a little sappy with the help of a Bryan Adams tune, while Simon gets into the spirit with some high praise for Elliott Yamin.

Meanwhile Katharine McPhee gives the audience a special sneak peak with a surprise wardrobe malfunction …

Zap2it

Ellen DeGeneres Pokes Fun at Simon Cowell and Ryan Seacrest

Ellen DeGeneres is new on the job at “American Idol, ” but that does not intimidate her. After only one week of being a part of the judging panel on live television, her new co-workers are already tickling her funny bone.

The CoverGirl spokeswoman jabbed, “I always knew that Ryan [Seacrest] worked hard but I had no idea during the commercial breaks he works another job selling Mary Kay cosmetics.”

She also didn’t let Simon Cowell off the hook. “Yesterday, Simon had so many buttons open on his shirt he almost had a wardrobe malfunction, ” the hit talk show host jeered.

ETOnline

‘Glee’ gets glam: Dianna Agron and cast in Elle

The return of “Glee” is almost here, and Elle is teasing us with a stylish shoot in its March issue.

You can see the lovely Dianna Agron who plays Quinn Fabray in this first-look, exclusive photo Elle provided to Zap2it.

Agron and her fellow cast members Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Amber Riley and Jenna Ushkowitz placed themselves under the care of Elle’s creative director Joe Zee, who styled the Gleeks to perfection.

Zap2it

Neil Patrick Harris to Be All “Horrible”-Like on Glee!

It seemed too good to be true, but now it is definitely happening!

This is what I’m hearing from Glee sources about Neil Patrick Harris’ guest spot, which has been rumored for weeks but is now very much a done deal. In fact, as I type this to you, the script for Neil’s awesome episode is being written—yee!—and one Fox insider tells me: “The fans will love it.” So what will Neil play? Here’s what I’m hearing:

Hold on to your track pants, Sue Sylvester! ‘Cause one solid Glee insider tells me that Neil is playing a character who is “really funny and really mean.” I’m told he will be “much more of the Dr. Horrible variety than Doogie Howser, M.D.”

Legend…ary!

Eonline

More Headlines

Howard Stern: ‘I Won’t Work With DeGeneres Or DioGuardi’ On ‘American Idol’

Rumors about controversial radio host Howard Stern joining the “American Idol” judges’ table after Simon Cowell’s departure at the end of this season have been swirling for awhile, and Stern has discussed the talk openly on his Sirius Radio show. In his latest bit of “Idol” chatter, the shock jock said that he would only get on board if two judges currently on the show — Ellen DeGeneres and Kara DioGuardi — were shown the door.

“When I come in there, I’m gonna bring a couple of people — my own people with me — and we’re going to take that show to new heights, ” he added. “Someone sings bad, we take the trap door and throw them right down the trap door. I’m going to put an electric dog collar on the contestants, when they screw up I’m going to shock ’em. You understand? We’re going to talk a real show.”

MTV

American Idol Recap: The First Eliminations Bring an Uncomfortable Truth

Last night’s elimination episode revealed which four contestants America deemed unworthy of their potential Idol worship. And voters sent what certainly seemed to be a clear message by making Ashley Rodriguez and Joe Muñoz the first ones sent home: You had better be in-your-face talented (i.e., Andrew Garcia, Allison Iraheta) if you want to make a splash on Idol while being, you know, Hispanic.

NY Magazine

More Stars to Head for BamaJam

The Zac Brown Band, Chris Young, Danny Gokey, Rodney Atkins and other stars have been added to the lineup for the Third Annual Verizon Wireless BamaJam Music & Arts Festival in Enterprise, Ala., June 3 through June 5.

Country Weekly

Glee Spoiler Alert: Mr. Schuester Is a “Whore!”

We hate to break it to you, but Glee has had us all fooled! If you’re still under the impression that Fox’s musical extravaganza is nothing more than fun-filled family entertainment, Jessalyn Gilsig (Terri) has some shocking news:

“Will is a whore.”

Come again? Yes, Jessalyn is seriously serious and tells us that when Glee returns in April, we’re going to see a less-than-flattering side of her former onscreen hubby. In fact, Mr. Schue (Matt Morrison) sounds downright dirty…

When asked which lucky lady Mr. Schue might be getting busy with, Jessalyn tells us, “Everybody.”

A ‘ho fo’ sho’! (But a damn fine one.)

Since Matt and Jessalyn just told us about their rebooted love triangle—or lack thereof—we grilled her on the important things, like where’s Terri’s new man?

Eonline

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205 Comments

  1. Danny’s album is currently #35 on the overall albums chart on Itunes and #6 on the Country albums chart. Also I am glad that he will be performing on Idol next week.

  2. Wow. David Cook’s album was back in the top 100 of itunes albums this morning.

  3. From the ABC article:

    “This year reminds me of season six,” Santilli said. “The contestants that have the most buzz are women. And the core female audience wants a guy they can get a crush on.”

    “People already think this season is boring,” she said. “If the singing doesn’t pick up, if there aren’t more water cooler moments, the ratings are going to dive.”

    One plus for the women winners: they’ve sold more records than their male counterparts. Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood are bona fide recording stars. That’s more than you can say for Kris Allen and Taylor Hicks.

    I think it’s sad but true, the idol audience will never get as excited for a women than for a men.
    That said, if they are going the headliners of the show, this group of girls have to improve their performance from Tuesday, there was no Melinda Doolitle among the 12 that performed.
    Not a good thing for Kris to be mentioned in the same sentence as Taylor.

  4. I don’t completely agree with the ABC article. I for one am a female and I’m not looking for a crush. I WANT a good race, but the ‘casting’ of this show stinks. I’d love to see a girl win, though I’d rather see talent first.

    Its obviously they are casting for a girl to win. Look at the general ‘attractive’ factor between the girls and guys. They brought on bigger group than usual of ‘cute’ girls that they can market the hell out of after the show. The guys, stink talent -wise and are not as a whole overly attractive. So TPTB either gave us a bunch of fugly boys or they were looking for girls they could package & market. Now a pretty girl can be very talented, we have past idols that prove that, but I think it lowers your pool of interesting talent if that is all you cast. Every year we have one or two very talented, chubby (don’t shoot me) girls. Historically they have been vocal powerhouses and interesting. Its sad really. I suspect I’ll be skipping shows here and there.

  5. Anyone who saw the clip of Elliott performing at the festival in Chile should know he made it to the top 3 finalists. ( Winning Seems to be a lock for Chile but this is still cool.) This festival is supposedly a big deal in all of Latin America.

  6. I’m at work, and I don’t have iTunes there so I can’t check. ANY sign of Kris’s charity single on iTunes yet? Or have they totally screwed this up?

  7. KATA is #11 on Itunes and #4 on pop! Single is still #20.

    I don’t see LIB yet. Yep, they’ve screwed it up royally.

  8. Don’t tell me itunes is screwing up Kris Allen’s charity single like they did David Cook’s?

  9. Don’t tell me itunes is screwing up Kris Allen’s charity single like they did David Cook’s?

    So they didn’t learn a darn thing from last year’s fail. GREAT! Way to go Idol. I mean, not like it would be nice to have the song available as quickly as possible on iTunes after it was played, so that it had the greatest chance of people buying it. Such fail.

    And cool for Kris and Allison being on Ryan’s show this morning.

  10. Wow just checked Amazon and Allison album is up over 400% and Adam’s is up 86%. There are going to be some really good album numbers for all of the idols. Adam’s WWFM mp3 download is number 17 with green light.

  11. Nope, Kris’s Let it Be performance is NOT on iTunes yet. What the heck is KATA. OH, nvm…
    Alot of the originals performed on Girls and Boys night are charting back on iTunes, definite correlation there. People are interested in the original artists after the Idols attempted to gain some votes. Jason Mraz, Ingrid Michaelson’s “The Way I Am” from the lovely Didi, James Morrison, Chris Isaak (yay Siobhan).

    PEOPLE mag “Carrie Underwood broke men’s hearts all over the world this past December, when she announced her engagement to Canadian hockey star, Mike Fisher.”

    And some girls’ hearts too…not afraid to say it. Hey good for her for being open about her faith. She’s a good girl!

  12. I see that Allison is seeing some nice movement on the overall albums and songs chart. Her song “Scars” is now ranked 145 on the overall song charts on Itunes. And her album is now ranked #32 on the overall albums chart. It’s nice to see the boost she got from Idol.

  13. And Allie is #51 on Pop!! Yepperzz.
    For anyone interested in iTunes music video sales, its like 30% Idols today. 4 vids of Carrie, Temporary Home is charting highest at 27. Adam WWFM is at 38, FYE surprisingly is at 83. I thought I saw Daughtry somewhere. Kris’s vid is at 100.

    ETA: Congrats Simon!
    Always wondered who the heck buys music videos in 2010 but hey, it is good promotion.

  14. I can’t remember if it was 19 or RCA but I remember one of the two made a pretty generous donation to, I think Davids Race For Hope team to makeup for the iTunes fail. Maybe the same will happen here.

  15. Given iTunes’ track record, maybe Idol/Fremantle should say that singles will be available 24 hours after the live broadcast. iTunes was slow on uploading the Haiti Singles/Album after the live broadcast. Amazon beat them. As long as viewers/consumers realize that there might be a 12-24 hour lag time, this can manage people’s expectations.

    Allison’s album is up to 32 this morning. Good for her.

  16. Always wondered who the heck buys music videos in 2010 but hey, it is good promotion.

    I do! I put them on my I-Pod and watch while I’m working out.

  17. “This year reminds me of season six,” Santilli said. “The contestants that have the most buzz are women. And the core female audience wants a guy they can get a crush on.”

    “People already think this season is boring,” she said. “If the singing doesn’t pick up, if there aren’t more water cooler moments, the ratings are going to dive.”

    Didn’t season 6 have really high ratings though? That’s what I thought anyway.

    But I have to say that even if the ratings didn’t drop immediately during season 6, the lackluster talent had longterm affects on the viewership. I know a handful of friends who watched AI growing up who gave up following the show either mid-season 6 or right after. Oddly, I was the opposite of my friends– I had no idea what people were griping about when Daughtry got voted off, but I started watching season 7 due to the writers’ strike after most of my friends stopped watching AI. Anyway, I think S6 at least kept up viewership for a while… was it the Sanjaya effect? Did viewers really have a crush on Blake? If so, I guess it’s possible they’ll put on their AI-goggles and rally around Andrew Garcia. Cuz seriously, there rare NO good looking guys this season compared to the last two, since I’m not a big fan of Casey’s look.

  18. Wow. David Cook’s album was back in the top 100 of itunes albums this morning.

    What the heck? Why?!!!

    Didn’t season 6 have really high ratings though? That’s what I thought anyway.

    It did! I think it was still riding off the high of season 5, but you are probably right.. the show lost a lot of momentum after that.

    Cause one solid Glee insider tells me that Neil is playing a character who is “really funny and really mean.” I’m told he will be “much more of the Dr. Horrible variety than Doogie Howser, M.D.”

    I’m totally watching that!

  19. Am going to stop my fruitless searching for ‘Let It Be’ on ITunes and wait for some kind soul on here to let me know when its there!

  20. I think I recognize that mj being quoted for that ABC piece. Hmmm. Where would that be from?

    And I agree that the judges are clearly stacking the deck for a female winner, we’ll see if they succeed at it. I actually think they will. The only guys with any buzz I’ve seen thus far are being overshadowed by the buzz for some of the girls, Crystal especially. But I also agree that there is a lot of boredom right now with the entire crop beyond that of the past two years at the same time.

    As for the news about the bumps in Allison sales for Scars and her album? huzzah! about frickin’ time and so deserved. Not surprised to see the Kris bump as well, and good! for him too.

  21. Wow. David Cook’s album was back in the top 100 of itunes albums this morning.

    What the heck? Why?!!!

    I attribute it to: the $7.99 sale on itunes this week with his album cover on the front page; Idol in general tending to boost some alums; plus all the nice mentions he’s been getting in a lot of articles talking about this season. My google alert was full of compliments for him last night.

  22. Allison was just on Ryan Secrest. I thought he would play her song-any song! but, FAIL! He just did a VERY short interview talking about her being on idol last night and missing high school.

  23. sr4mjc:
    02/26/2010 at 11:25 am
    According to this, Adam is performing at Mardi Gras in Australia. Wonder if it’s really true! I can’t wait for footage of that.

    http://www.starobserver.com.au/news/2010/02/26/lambert-firms-for-mardi-gras/22266

    “Calls to the Sydney Star Observer office yesterday and today have indicated next Saturday’s surprise guest is “a breakaway performer promoting their debut album”.

    Other calls to the office have suggested Pink, who is expected to return to Australia for the Melbourne Grand Prix in March, is also expected to perform at the party.

    Coincidentally Lambert’s current single, Whataya Want From Me, was co-written by Pink.”

    Wouldn’t it be amazing if Pink could see Adam perform the song she wrote?
    Adam is a HUGE fan of hers!

  24. Kris and Allison were both on Ryan’s radio show this morning. He gave some nice props to Kris for the Let It Be performance.

  25. I attribute it to: the $7.99 sale on itunes this week with his album cover on the front page; Idol in general tending to boost some alums; plus all the nice mentions he’s been getting in a lot of articles talking about this season. My google alert was full of compliments for him last night.

    Oh! ITunes sale plus front page ad plus mention on Idol! That makes perfect sense then. Cool beans.

    The only guys with any buzz I’ve seen thus far are being overshadowed by the buzz for some of the girls, Crystal especially.

    I think Casey is the only guy with a legit chance at being a spoiler for the desired girl win. Of course, it is way too early to tell for sure.

  26. jpfan:
    02/26/2010 at 10:25 am
    Anyone who saw the clip of Elliott performing at the festival in Chile should know he made it to the top 3 finalists. ( Winning Seems to be a lock for Chile but this is still cool.) This festival is supposedly a big deal in all of Latin America.

    It is a big deal, not only in Chile in all Latin American and Spain. :)

  27. KATA has a new high of #10 on ITunes overall! But it’s not showing up on the front page for top 10 albums yet…grrr. Update already!!

    ETA: Woo, it’s there now! Top 10 album on Itunes for Kris Allen!!

  28. KATA has a new high of #10 on ITunes overall! But it’s not showing up on the front page for top 10 albums yet…grrr. Update already!!

    Well that’s great. Where is LLWD on iTunes right now?

    And where are the spins for the day? I miss them, but am too lazy to hunt them down myself. Well that and I am at work, so they actually expect to work occasionally. The jerks.

  29. Kris and Adam have both been consistetnly selling 1000-3000 digital albums per week. So a Top 10 ranking as opposed to a ranking around #100 likely doesn’t mean more than a few hundred extra copies sold.

    Still, it’s nice to see the Idols all moving up these charts. And even a few hundred extra is a positive sign

  30. Well, the Idol bump was in play at my house last night. Mr. Keel (my straw man for the casual Idol watcher) likes to speed watch AI and he pretty much fast-forwarded through Alli’s and Kris’ performance to get to the eliminations. (I made him go back so I could watch Alli’s performance in full because she was my fave last season.) Anyway, for the 3.5 seconds when he sped by Kris’ performance, he said, “Hey, that guy’s got a new song out right now and it’s actually pretty good. We should buy it.” And there we went — straight to iTunes and bought LLWD. I bet a bunch of people did the same thing — including apparently a fair number who decided to buy the whole album.

    (I already bought Alli’s album, so no Alli bump from the Keel household last night.)

  31. From Kworb at Pulse:

    POP:
    13 14 KRIS ALLEN Live Like We’re Dying 5187 4687 500 30.051
    +90 Spins
    +10 Bullet
    +0.383 AI

    HAC:
    7 6 KRIS ALLEN Live Like We’re Dying 3162 3119 43 16.512
    -25 Spins
    -44 Bullet
    -0.102 AI

    POP:
    21 19 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 4056 3783 273 27.862
    +37 Spins
    +13 Bullet
    +0.140 AI

    HAC:
    24 20 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 1239 990 249 6.367
    +21 Spins
    -7 Bullet
    +0.062 AI

    LLWD has been having better Pop updates lately, and even though Lady A passed him, there is a chance he could gain a couple of spots over the next week if he continues at this pace. There has been a slow down on HAC.

    WWFM continues its upward movement on both HAC and Pop.

  32. just got my people mag in the mail and carrie sure does look nice on the cover of it!

  33. Kris has now gone past 30 million in audience impression (AI) on the Pop chart!

  34. Maybe this is the week Kris will sell more than Adam. Nice bump.

    I think he will! As an Kris and Adam, fan I couldn’t be more happy for him. He deserves it.

  35. As a huge Kris fan, it would be nice if he outsold Adam in terms of albums this week — but I doubt it. Adam seems to sell way more copies in actual physical stores (Wal Mart, Best Buy etc). Kris has pretty much usually been more or less equal to Adam when it comes to selling digital copies of their albums in a given week

  36. Looks like kris will double (or more) his itunes sales this week. Even if he doesn’t sell a single additional hard copy he will probably experience a sales increase of well over 50 percent could be even more. Will he exceed adam cd sales this week? Hard to say since adam also has gotten a big itunes bump this week, albeit not as big as kris

  37. #9 on Itunes!!!

    even though it doesn’t mean ten of thousands more sales, it’s kind of VERY nice to see KATA up there!!! YAY!

  38. jmaster

    Thanks! But why can’t I just buy tickets. I never win anything…

  39. LOL at “Let It Mix”, MJ. Was that your typo or was it a twitter typo?

  40. Maybe this is the week Kris will sell more than Adam. Nice bump. Cool!

    That would be cool. And yeah I know, iTunes doesn’t account for many sales, but it’s still a nice bump and he is clearly selling more. And no reason why it can’t and won’t be translating to sales of his physical CD as well. So yeah, maybe Kris will sell more than Adam this week. And at the very least, have an improvement over last week’s sales, which is a very good thing.

  41. Soberba:
    02/26/2010 at 12:54 pm
    Maybe this is the week Kris will sell more than Adam. Nice bump. Cool

    I doubt it. Kris would have to more than double his sales and Adam would have to slide backwards or stay the same. (and FYE has moved up too)
    Kris will sell more “digitally” than Adam, but unfortunately that will probably not be an increase of 8,000+ cds.
    However, if this iTunes surge continues and Kris moves to the top 5 and stays there for the rest of the week or if the physical cd sales are getting the same sales increase (which hasn’t happened for KA yet)it is a possibility.
    If being on Idol doesn’t help your album/single to explode, I don’t think anything will. It is better than Oprah as far as short term bumps are concerned.

  42. Kris would have to more than triple his sales this week to outsell Adam, since Adam is getting a slight bump as well, so no, I doubt he will outsell him.

    But there’s no need for comparison, it’s just so cool seeing him in the top 10 on itunes!

  43. the 2012 dvd is hitting stores on tuesday, i know it will not likely translate to sales, but at least the dvd will have the “time for miracles” music video on there and some people will check it out!

  44. Good to see Kris’s publicist finally respond to what’s going on with Let It Be. I hope they don’t destroy all the beautiful emotion Kris had last night in the mixing process. Why don’t they just sell the live version? Who cares if it wasn’t technically perfect vocally? How many live versions of songs are?

  45. Behold the power of American Idol. Idol bumps are almost always the most fun to watch. I’m so stoked to see Kris and Alli benefitting so strongly from hitting it out of the park last night. But the iTunes sale and general Idol-goodwill is helping a lot of Idol albums. Raw units are negligible in the lower reaches, but it’s always nice to see this many Idols on the iTunes charts. I think I caught them all:

    9. Kris Allen – Kris Allen
    29. Just Like You – Allison Iraheta
    32. Play On – Carrie Underwood
    40. Leave This Town – Daughtry
    46. For Your Entertainment – Adam Lambert
    76. Daughtry – Daughtry
    88. All I Ever Wanted – Kelly Clarkson
    95. Just Like You (Deluxe Version) – Allison Iraheta
    98. The Love Uncompromised EP – Jason Castro
    102. David Cook – David Cook
    117. Leave This Town (Bonus Track Version) – Daughtry
    128. Some Hearts – Carrie Underwood
    151. Breakaway – Kelly Clarkson
    225. Unbroken – Katharine McPhee
    314. For Your Entertainment (Deluxe Version) – Adam Lambert
    396. Jennifer Hudson – Jennifer Hudson
    397. Battlefield – Jordin Sparks
    499. Carnival Ride – Carrie Underwood
    539. High Hopes & Heartbreak – Brooke White
    545. Kellie Pickler – Kellie Pickler
    803. Fight for Love (Bonus Track Version) – Elliott Yamin
    860. All I Ever Wanted (Deluxe Version) – Kelly Clarkson
    906. Kris Allen (Deluxe Version) – Kris Allen
    970. Unbroken (Bonus Track Version) – Katharine McPhee

  46. Love the title to this article!
    If history’s any indication, no one from season nine can win ‘Idol’

    http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/popwrap/id….T5dwXWQnr5wQJ0K

    Okay, this was a blast from the past! Go and watch all the winners from the past 8 seasons perform their Top 24/36 song!

    My impressions:
    Kelly was rockin’ it and she looked HAWT! The judges hardly said anything back then. WTF Simon? Ryan looked like a twink. :)

    Ruben sure does have a smooth voice. Fantasia really sounds like Macy Gray. Carrie wasn’t as good as I thought she would be, but she looked good. (pretty dress)
    I REALLY enjoyed Taylor, and I’m surprised. Simon was actually nice to him.Jordin sounded a lot better than I remembered and she had good stage presence.

    Watching David Cook again was a total trip! (unfortunate hairstyle lol) The judges were very complimentary.
    Kris needs to go back to that cute hairstyle. I’m glad he’s lost the sidemouth and flappy hand on the mic thing. Why do so many of them do that? Awwww at Adam watching from the balcony! I bet he was thinking how cute Kris was. Sigh, I miss season 8.

  47. yaayyy to see kris and allison benefitting from last nights show.

    by the way, did anyone see the Q&A tweet from DC on Kris’s song? very sweet cos I Need to Know is my favourite kris song too.

    thedavidcook
    RT @Morgan4realzzz Favorite Kris Allen song? / Right now… “I Need To Know”
    about 15 hours ago via web

  48. http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/popwrap/id….T5dwXWQnr5wQJ0K

    Okay, this was a blast from the past! Go and watch all the winners from the past 8 seasons perform their Top 24/36 song!

    Oh great article! I remember reading that a few days ago.

    The interesting thing about it was not all of those people were considered the best of their night. BUT, when looking back you realized they all sang well. Strong, clear voices, few bum notes, and most had solid performing skills. And personality! They were all appealing in some way even on the very first semi performance. I bet if they had played all the runner up clips it would have shown the same thing.

    I want to go back and rewatch this week’s performances with that in mind. Who sang well, and hit most of their notes? Who came across as likeable and/or a good performer? Hmmm…

  49. Evidently there is now cover art for Archie’s book:

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51%2BNJdIZzoL._SS500_.jpg

    blurb:

    “Singing sensation and American Idol favorite David Archuleta tells his inspiring personal story. Includes full-color photos!

    A runner-up on American Idol and successful music artist, David Archuleta was named one of the “breakout stars of 2008″ by Forbes magazine and landed the number two spot on the Billboard charts.

    In Chords of Strength David shares his unexpected and inspiring journey, including how he overcame vocal cord paralysis to achieve his dream of being a singer. He reveals insecurities he felt about his voice-before he realized that he loved the way singing made him feel more than he disliked the way he sounded. In this personal memoir, David opens up about the strength he draws from his unshakable faith and unyielding family. He pays tribute to those who continue to inspire him and through their example help him believe in himself, his talent, and his abilities.

    Intimate and uplifting, Chords of Strength allows a unique glimpse of the man behind the music and offers hope to anyone with a passion and a dream.”

    pre-order here

  50. adamlambert

    Yes, I have been booked on Idol! Can’t reveal the date yet but it’s a ways off… So excited. Kris and Allison were awesome last night
    3 minutes ago via Echofon

    awww. and YEAH!

  51. Watching David Cook again was a total trip! (unfortunate hairstyle lol) The judges were very complimentary.

    Ahh. I remember the unfortunate flatiron accident. LOL

  52. Glad to hear Adam confirm he’ll be back on Idol (I’m guessing sometime in April). And aw to his reaction about Kris and Allison. I figured he would watch them.

  53. I don’t follow LLWD’s radio spins very closely, but has it peaked on HAC or are these updates just a fluke?

  54. The interesting thing about watching all those Top 24 performances is that not one single one of these did I think “yep thats the future winner!” Some were really good but none screamed winner to me. I remember feeling the same way back when I originally watched them.

    Speaking of DC’s tweets I thought it was interesting he mentioned yesterday he just finished a song that was inspirational. He often mentions when he’s working on songs but thought it was interesting he specifically said this one was inspirational. Wondered if it’s possibly something for IGB.

    Did anyone truly believe Adam wouldnt be back on AI? Every single runner-up has made a return visit, he’s managed by 19 and he’s popular. There’s no way he wasnt coming back.

  55. Kelly killed it on Respect. Loved even that first performance. Aww, nostalgia.

  56. The New York Post article link isn’t working for me. What was the article’s title so I can search for it?

  57. Love the title to this article!
    If history’s any indication, no one from season nine can win ‘Idol’

    http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/popwrap/id….T5dwXWQnr5wQJ0K

    What was the title, because that link doesn’t seem to work now.

    Well not surprising that Adam is going to be on Idol later. I would have been shocked if he wasn’t on. Now that would have been odd.

    Speaking of being on Idol, I’m even looking forward to seeing Gokey next week. Never thought that would happen, but I am. And I really do hope he does a good job, and what great, though not unexpected, timing with his album dropping that day. Good move.

    I also expect to see Kris on again debuting his next single. Which I think is going to be AWM. That or BWCU. So later March for that maybe? I think LLWD may be looking at it’s peak soon. So while they don’t want to cannabilize it’s spins, I think in a few weeks time, they won’t have to worry about that. I’m not as savvy as some about that, so that’s my very rough guesstimate based on, admittedly, not as much knowledge as others have.

  58. Go to Popwrap and scroll down to yesterday’s articles, you’ll see it. Don’t remember the title now…

  59. tiger92:

    02/26/2010 at 2:14 pm
    http://www.vimeo.com/4561220

    Another Awwww moment! Watch Allison and Kris during Adam’s “Satisfaction”! Sigh…missing season 8.

    Agree with you. The energy is so different from last season! Thanks for posting, it was good to watch it again

  60. If history’s any indication, no one from season nine can win ‘Idol’

    February 25, 2010 ? Jarett Wieselman
    ~~

    That was the title, and it was interesting – and it’s very weird – because no direct connection from the New York post will load for me right now. “Safari can’t find the server. Safari can’t open the page ”

    IDK?

  61. “Live Like We’re Dying” gets the Our Hit Parade treatment

    Kris’s song is becoming a part of the pop-culture landscape!

  62. The interesting thing about it was not all of those people were considered the best of their night. BUT, when looking back you realized they all sang well. Strong, clear voices, few bum notes, and most had solid performing skills. And personality! They were all appealing in some way even on the very first semi performance. I bet if they had played all the runner up clips it would have shown the same thing.

    I want to go back and rewatch this week’s performances with that in mind. Who sang well, and hit most of their notes? Who came across as likeable and/or a good performer? Hmmm…

    I would contest that Carrie Underwood showed any discernible personality during her run on Idol (though it’s come out in bits and pieces since) (note to the NY Post: Could’ve Been is not what I’d call a country song), but the rest of this is completely right. It definitely does point to one the girls winning, IMO, since the ratio on that is so much higher. There’s a few performances I could see being put on the end of this list.

  63. Ok, I was finally able to locate the Post article – after much searching. I loved watching all those vids again! I even liked Fantasia’s performance and I’m not a fan. I think that each and every one of those performances were better by miles, than anything we saw from the current group of 24, bar none.

  64. Not only is Kris’s album now #8 on the overall iTunes chart, but LLWD is back to #18, while both Alright with Me (#322) and heartless (#550) have reappeared on the overall singles chart

  65. Evidently there is now cover art for Archie’s book:

    Holy crap! Archie looks kinda… hot! LOL. Um… I am uncomfortable typing that. Moving along… :)

    So in honor of that Post article, which I now realize I saw yesterday, not few days ago lol… I did a very nerdy thing. I ate my lunch downstairs in front of the DVR so I could watch the top 24 performances with that article in mind. Yes, I am a total Idol wank. Thanks for mentioning it.

    So anyway, I tried to see who had a combination of good strong voice, a strong performance style, evidence of a unique quality not seen in any previous winners, and a likebale personality. And surprisingly, only 2 people seemed to have everything by my judgement….

    Lily and Casey!

    I’m shocked. Didi’s voice was not as strong as I remembered. Sibohann’s voice was excellent but she came across off-puttingly weird, Crystal had a very strong voice (with a lot of potential for versatility) but she has to work on that personality, Katie’s pitch slid more than I remembered and her performance was a little high school-ish.

    John had a great voice but was not much of a performer, Big Mike was more performer than voice, Todrick was a great voice and a strong performer but was crazy unlikeable. The rest were not worth mentioning.

    Potential Dark horses were.. Kaetlyn(!) who sang really well and might have something if she could work the sultry angle and fix that styling, and Andrew who had it all but the things that define him as an artist are too similar to past winners, so if he can find a way to stand apart form them he might work out fine.

    I’m sure people disagree with me. I think I disagree with me. But I thought it would be fun to share my first impressions. :)

  66. Ok, I was finally able to locate the Post article – after much searching

    I still can’t find it :( jersey – can you please give me some pointers?

  67. Mtlfan:
    02/26/2010 at 3:02 pm

    tiger92:

    02/26/2010 at 2:14 pm
    http://www.vimeo.com/4561220

    Another Awwww moment! Watch Allison and Kris during Adam’s “Satisfaction”! Sigh…missing season 8.

    Agree with you. The energy is so different from last season! Thanks for posting, it was good to watch it again

    I think what’s so good about this performance is that Adam was performing because he’d “made it” to top 12. IIRC, only those who were moving on got to sing again (Kris, Allison, Danny, etc.) and all those who were cut last year didn’t perform their song again. It was a more positive way of doing it, imo, than like last night (those who were cut having to sing the rejected song/performance, which was painful). Am I making sense? Maybe that’s the only positive of the top 36 format, but it certainly was more enjoyable to my ears!! (and Adam did great here–fun to rewatch tiger92–thanks!)

  68. I’m sure people disagree with me. I think I disagree with me. But I thought it would be fun to share my first impressions.

    Actually I think I agree with you 100%!

  69. Evidently there is now cover art for Archie’s book:

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51%2BNJdIZzoL._SS500_.jpg

    blurb:

    “Singing sensation and American Idol favorite David Archuleta tells his inspiring personal story. Includes full-color photos!

    LOL. I wish I had seen this earlier before another blog nipped it right out of my own comments section! (email tips to me pretty please? Thank you!)

    I’ll put something up about this in a bit.

  70. I think what’s so good about this performance is that Adam was performing because he’d “made it” to top 12. IIRC, only those who were moving on got to sing again (Kris, Allison, Danny, etc.) and all those who were cut last year didn’t perform their song again. It was a more positive way of doing it, imo, than like last night (those who were cut having to sing the rejected song/performance, which was painful). Am I making sense? Maybe that’s the only positive of the top 36 format, but it certainly was more enjoyable to my ears!! (and Adam did great here–fun to rewatch tiger92–thanks!)

    yes that’s very right. I prefer to hear the chosen one sing again that the ones voted off

  71. Where is let it be?????? Urghhhg

    the tweet beat is hilarious!!

    OMK!!! congratulations kris!!!!!

    I’m excited about the Adam news

    and this is kinda random but I’ve been so angsty since last night and have been listening to teardrops on my guitar all day

    and I might change my mind,but for now Tim is waaay cuter than Aaron (I still heart Aaron though)

  72. Holy crap! Archie looks kinda… hot! LOL. Um… I am uncomfortable typing that. Moving along… :)

    i know, really, lol… the fanbase is melting down – across the board :)

    can’t read a ”book” by its cover, huh?

  73. Kris is not going to out sell Adam on albums this week. While Kris is doing better on Itunes, Adam’s album has jumped 30 spots on Amazon and still climbing. Allison has entered the top 100 at number 83 and climbing on the best sellers list. Both Allison and Adam are on movers and shakers. Allison is up 900% and Adam 64%.

  74. Well I did my part as a kris fan. Someone on tweeter was asking which songs of Kris’s to download and gave him a few titles. He said he loved them. His favorites were LLWD, and BWCU. not sure if he downloaded the whole album but he did download those two at least. I told him to try a couple then if he liked it he could complete the whole album. Can’t wait to see Danny next week. But really can’t wait until Adam is on Idol. Seem’s like Kris and Adam are going to be busy in March.

  75. girlygirl:
    02/26/2010 at 3:55 pm

    here’s link to radio interview where Kris talks about going to Rwanda at the end of March as well as about his trip to Haiti

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

    LOL The interviewer asked if Ryan tried to steal a kiss from Kris backstage last night!!! Wut?!! I think Kris was stunned by the question and said emphatically, NO!

  76. Where is let it be?????? Urghhhg

    Someone tweeted that it was still being “mixed”. Total AI fail! Why didn’t they already do that and have it ready to go?

  77. I’m getting ‘currently unavailable in the US’ store with that link :(

  78. About bloody time they made the single available. I hope lots of people download it. I won’t of course because well, I didn’t like his version of it, and if I give money through work, my Haiti donation gets matched, so I won’t be using AI for this.

    But I hope lots of other people do.

  79. That NYPost article is full of crap. It’s easy to say things like that after the fact and I don’t think these performances have much in comon.

    Frankly I can count 10 performances this week that could be added to that list (the ten that sang decently).

  80. the twitters about iTunes fail on this Let It Be download are sadly amusing, but it should work if you click the buy button

  81. the twitters about iTunes fail on this Let It Be download are sadly amusing, but it should work if you click the buy button

    Umm… hi? It says something along the lines of “this purchase is not available in the US”, for me.

    (No, wait, got it! Just now. Now only if they’d advertise that the thing exists…)

  82. Anyone knows if it will be only available on U.S Itunes? I would like to buy it on Itunes Canada

  83. IDolsNow: ADAM LAMBERT’s “For Your Entertainment” continues upward movement on Hot Dance Club Play chart, moving 8-6 next week.
    31 minutes ago via web

    yay!!! (i think this song is going to do really well in Europe!)

  84. Got it!

    If you go to iTunes and search for Kris Allen, then expand to see all his available albums, you can see the hope for haiti single there.

  85. LOL. I wish I had seen this earlier before another blog nipped it right out of my own comments section! (email tips to me pretty please? Thank you!)

    I’ll put something up about this in a bit.

    i keep forgetting about that hah

  86. girlygirl:
    02/26/2010 at 2:19 pm

    Glad to hear Adam confirm he’ll be back on Idol (I’m guessing sometime in April). And aw to his reaction about Kris and Allison. I figured he would watch them.

    You know I know they are all going their separate ways and have individual careers but I can’t help but love when they support and recognize each-other when they have great performances. This is not to say they should or have to but that I love it when they do. :-) Awwww!

  87. That NYPost article is full of crap. It’s easy to say things like that after the fact and I don’t think these performances have much in comon.

    Frankly I can count 10 performances this week that could be added to that list (the ten that sang decently).

    Exactly, it is all in hindsight. No one thought Kris Allen was winning with that performance, and I don’t think many people thought Jordin or Taylor were favorites after their performances. I think what is really throwing people off this year is that there are no frontrunners, no contestant that is being pimped to the high heavens, and people freak out if they don’t know who the frontrunner is. People don’t want to invest in losers, and with the even playing field of this season where early favorites like Janell and Tyler can go home early it makes them uncomfortable. People don’t brag about backing Melissa Mcghee or Brandon Rodgers. They want to say they knew Archie or Adam or Danny or Melinda would make it far and they backed them from the beginning, even if that early hype was largely producer manufactured.

  88. krinja_signal
    Let It Be is up! Kris Allen – Let It Be (Live) – Single – http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/let-it-be-live-single/id358781951 #iTunes
    5 minutes ago via Echofon

    First of all Yeah and about time second does MJ have a link would like her to get credit for the purchase as she provides such a great blog for us. We can click on her link to Itunes and then seach for Kris Allen and then purchase it so she gets credit. Just a suggestion not trying to tell anyone what to do. :-)

    If you click on the Itunes Icon on MJ site it will bring you to Itunes then do a Power Search for Kris Allen Let It be and it will take you to the song. If you purchase it that way MJ gets credit. I am sure she will post a link shortly but this is a band aid way for now. :-)

  89. Junior, is the single the live performance as is or is it different?

  90. I don’t think the point of the Post article was to say that anybody knew those people would win from the beginning. I think they are trying to say that when you look back now on the initial performances of the eventual winners, you see that they all turned in very good performances with strong vocals and displayed some of the qualities that would eventually help them win. And that not many people did that in Season 9’s initial rounds… Which I admit is arguable.

  91. Exactly, it is all in hindsight. No one thought Kris Allen was winning with that performance, and I don’t think many people thought Jordin or Taylor were favorites after their performances. I think what is really throwing people off this year is that there are no frontrunners, no contestant that is being pimped to the high heavens, and people freak out if they don’t know who the frontrunner is. People don’t want to invest in losers, and with the even playing field of this season where early favorites like Janell and Tyler can go home early it makes them uncomfortable. People don’t brag about backing Melissa Mcghee or Brandon Rodgers. They want to say they knew Archie or Adam or Danny or Melinda would make it far and they backed them from the beginning, even if that early hype was largely producer manufactured.

    cannot speak for other people, but no producer on this green earth or any pimping up the yingyang can stop some people from liking or disliking what they personally process about what they hear, read or see… sure, there is manipulation that goes on, it goes on in 99 percent of things broadcast over the airwaves, the media and on television, but allow for some people to possess god given, old fashioned discernment, to have minds of their own, ears and eyes of their own… i needed no producer to manipulate or induce me into seeing and deciding for my ownself that david a on week 1 of top 24 night in s7 was going all the way, and he had some major talent. i don’t have a pack or follow the crowd mentality, so i’m very sensitive to those games. those inclined or too lazy to exercise that grey matter between their ears will find themselves more times than not falling for any trick these producers or others of the same ilk put out… it takes all kinds, and both kinds to be in a fandom, lol.

  92. I think they are trying to say that when you look back now on the initial performances of the eventual winners, you see that they all turned in very good performances with strong vocals and displayed some of the qualities that would eventually help them win. And that not many people did that in Season 9’s initial rounds…

    But that is looking back and knowing that they won and had good performances in the future that had elements that existed in the first performance. What I am saying is that right now maybe it doesn’t look like anyone turned in a performance good enough to win, but in the future with more performances to reference from people might be able to look back at Siobhan or Crystal or Didi or Katie or Casey or Andrew or whoever and see how they had that quality that made them win in the beginning.

  93. I think what is really throwing people off this year is that there are no frontrunners, no contestant that is being pimped to the high heavens, and people freak out if they don’t know who the frontrunner is.

    Because there are no frontrunners , IMO. I certainly don’t need to hear pimping, but even without listening to the judges, it was obvious Danny, Allison, Kris and Adam were miles ahead of the rest of the Top 36 last year. Even Kris, Adam and Allison got plucked from the same group. Archie and Cookie stood out from the beginning.

    This year I just don’t see any stand outs. It’s not because of lack of talent, some can sing well enough, I just don’t see anyone that is particularly unique. (Siobhan is intriguing me a bit because she’s kind of an odd duck in personality.) I know this year the commercials tried to emphasize getting back to the true unknowns and amateurs, and that’s exactly what they look like. The casting seems forced to try and find a niche artist.

    S7 & S8 upped the game. Even if record sales and viewers are plummeting, it was good tv.

    My opinion of this season so far anyway. It feels like S6 to me. Or maybe after so many seasons we are just seeing through the casting process and not seeing it through the eyes of babes anymore. Of course someone will win, but I’m having a real hard time picturing the confetti shower on any of them right now.

    Bring on the theme weeks!

  94. People don’t want to invest in losers, and with the even playing field of this season where early favorites like Janell and Tyler can go home early it makes them uncomfortable. People don’t brag about backing Melissa Mcghee or Brandon Rodgers.

    no shame in my game, lol … i like and back who i like, regardless of if it’s the ”cool” or popular thing to do… that doesn’t mean squat to me… my faves/picks to win from season 1-8, though there are many others from these seasons who didn’t win, place or show i still like… ;)

    s1 – tamyra gray 2002
    s2 – ruben studdard 2003
    s3 – fantasia barrino 2004
    s4 – bo bice 2005
    s5 – elliott yamin 2006
    s6 – melinda doolittle 2007
    s7 – david archuleta 2008
    s8 – allison iraheta 2009

  95. There were several people on this blog who would be happy to admit that Brandon Rogers was their favorite! :-)

    Edited to clarify : I’m not one of them, LOL. I just remember that a lot of people liked him.

  96. Because there are no frontrunners , IMO. I certainly don’t need to hear pimping, but even without listening to the judges, it was obvious Danny, Allison, Kris and Adam were miles ahead of the rest of the Top 36 last year. Even Kris, Adam and Allison got plucked from the same group. Archie and Cookie stood out from the beginning.

    I don’t think it was obvious that those 4 (at least not Kris and probably not Allison) were miles ahead of the rest, not anymore obvious than Crystal, Siobhan, or Andrew and some of the others are above Haeley, Janell or Tim.
    Lil for instance was considered a big contender after the semifinals

    Cook was completely UTR after his first performance.
    There are threads on TWOP of all the performance shows since season 3. If you have doubts go back and check the reactions for the season 7 top 24 show. I don’t think you will find many posts stating that Cook and Archie are the frontrunners.

    IMO the biggest problem with this crop is that not only the frontrunners are women (and the AI audience is less excited about those) but they are not glory note type singers. A Lilly for instance can’t blow away everybody holding a 15 seconds note, it’s a lot about the phrasing and the style.

    That said, IA that as a whole the performances this week were underwhelming and they need to step it up.

  97. I don’t think it was obvious that those 4 (at least not Kris and probably not Allison) were miles ahead of the rest, not anymore obvious than Crystal, Siobhan, or Andrew and some of the others are above Haeley, Janell or Tim.
    Lil for instance was considered a big contender after the semifinals

    Cook was completely UTR after his first performance.
    There are threads on TWOP of all the performance shows since season 3. If you have doubts go back and check the reactions for the season 7 top 24 show. I don’t think you will find many posts stating that Cook and Archie are the frontrunners.

    IMO the biggest problem with this crop is that not only the frontrunners are women (and the AI audience is less excited about those) but they are not glory note type singers. A Lilly for instance can’t blow away everybody holding a 15 seconds note, it’s a lot about the phrasing and the style.

    That said, IA that as a whole the performances this week were underwhelming and they need to step it up.

    that can of course be qualified with it wasn’t obvious to ”some”… twop posters, and internet posters as a whole, don’t comprise the majority of the viewing public who are deciding who they like and are voting for – and those whose material they will eventually purchase post idol… i never even began commenting or posting anything in online blogs like this until after s7, and there were some articles posted here recently about how the ”average” country music fan doesn’t even own a pc, or participate to the same degree as other fans of different genres on the internet… not saying this or inferring any kind of knock on country fans, it’s just an illustrator ;)

  98. Did anyone else see that Adam is ranked on Billboard as #18 on Pop songs. I am confused Does Billboard use a different criteria then Mediabase does. On Medidabase WWFM is #20 and I believe was #21 when Billboard would have compiled their stats. I am happy but just want to understand why the discrepancy. Kris is #14 on both which makes sense. Who can explain?

  99. Adam and band are rehearsing for FS:

    DOUGASAURIS last rehearsal for the Fantasy Springs show today
    about 2 hours ago from web

  100. i know, really, lol… the fanbase is melting down – across the board :)

    can’t read a ”book” by its cover, huh?

    I can’t even begin to describe the disconnect that was going on in my brain. LOL. It was all.. “he looks like a hottie.. wait is that legal?” :)

    There were several people on this blog who would be happy to admit that Brandon Rogers was their favorite!

    **raises hand** Now THAT was a hottie of the legal variety!

    What I am saying is that right now maybe it doesn’t look like anyone turned in a performance good enough to win, but in the future with more performances to reference from people might be able to look back at Siobhan or Crystal or Didi or Katie or Casey or Andrew or whoever and see how they had that quality that made them win in the beginning.

    No I get you, I was just saying I think the overall point was that they had strong performances, not that you could tell they would win right off that bat. But they were good and they stood out in some way, even if they weren’t the standout of the night. A person watching the show would not have thought “why is this person here?”, nobody completely tanked. But YMMV.

  101. CMT recap of last night’s Sony Nashville boat cruise

    Here’s the parts about Kellie and Carrie.

    Pickler was up next. Dressed in form-fitting black, her hair blond again and sporting a neckline that plunged into the front row, the singer told the crowd that one of her great delights was getting to meet and share a stage with Loretta Lynn.

    “I’m a big sucker for the classics,” Pickler asserted and straightaway proceeded to demonstrate that point by belting out Lynn’s truculent “You Ain’t Woman Enough.” Her finale was her new single, “Makin’ Me Fall in Love Again.”

    To wrap things up, she [Lambert] summoned Underwood to her side to help her rock the waters with a suitably frenetic version of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Travelin’ Band.” It was just a hint of the vocal fireworks to come.

    Underwood’s star power was evident as dozens of the normally blasé radio folk clustered near the stage to take photos and videos when she came out to sing. Her set consisted of the tearful “Temporary Home” and the finger-wagging “Undo It.” During the event, Sony Music executives presented Underwood with a plaque commemorating 20 million digital transactions worldwide.

    Upon Paisley’s exit, Underwood came back to trade vocal lines and go attitude for attitude with Adams on “It’s Only Love,” his 1985 recording with Tina Turner.

    Turner would have been proud of her stand-in.

    Some of these DJs who took video need to post it!!

  102. Seems like different people have different memories of previous seasons. Season 8 early favorites and producers/judges pimping were all about Danny, Adam and Lil Rounds, not Kris, not Allison. Season 7 was all about David Archuleta and Michael Johns (he got the pimp spot on Top 24). What I remember of early Season 6 is a bit vague, but I think it was all about Melinda Doolittle and LaKisha Jones.

    This year it is obvious that some of the girls and Andrew Garcia are being pimped by producers, that Andrew’s performance wasn’t good enough for judges to lavish praise on him is entirely is own fault. I think it is entirely wrong to compared this year to what happened last year, because the pimping was completely off the scale last year, I don’t remember any year like last year. I still can’t get over the mass hysteria over Danny Gokey’s performance of Hero (Paula Abdul and Kara were practically having orgasms), how stupid the judges sounded now knowing how things actually turn out (sold-out arena for Danny, eh?), This year they realised they went too far, and tried to balance it with the less hysterical judges’ comments. Good thing too.

  103. frogcooke:
    02/26/2010 at 6:23 pm

    maybe i completely missed this…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FghvmuvQxU

    but its a vid of one of the billboard editors, Bill Werde, taking shots at adam, especially about the subo thing..

    Wow, pretty harsh coming from the Billboard editor. I do think he has a point. Less talking…more singing.

  104. OK now Adam Lambert came out on twitter and said his favorite is Todrick Hall, followed by Casey James and Andrew Garcia.

    Has any other former Idol contestant come out and said who they are pulling for this season, or who their favorite is?

  105. Looks like Kris is dipping his toe into the acting pool…

    lyndseyparker
    got some b-roll of Kris Allen acting. He did a great job!
    8 minutes ago via Echofon

    On the set of a secret TV show with a certain Idol winner whose name rhymes with “Miss Fallon.”
    13 minutes ago via Echofon

    here’s some info on this “secret show” (Gigantic). It stars one of Meryl Streep’s daughters

    *Gigantic is a television series currently in production for the TeenNick TV Channel. It will be the first scripted show for the channel since its September rebranding. The series takes a fictional look at the children of celebrities, and is being filmed mainly around the Los Angeles area. According to the press release, “Gigantic skewers the celebrity machine while exposing the humanity and comedy beneath the glamour of Tinseltown, with an insider look behind the tabloids and gossip blogs.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigantic_%28TV_series%29

  106. Kris Allen acting? Hey that is good for him. I remember last year David Archuleta was on iCarly and of course all the Idols who appeared on those CSI shows.

    Good for him. I would love to see Allison on one of those Nick shows.

  107. I think it is entirely wrong to compared this year to what happened last year, because the pimping was completely off the scale last year, I don’t remember any year like last year. I still can’t get over the mass hysteria over Danny Gokey’s performance of Hero (Paula Abdul and Kara were practically having orgasms), how stupid the judges sounded now knowing how things actually turn out (sold-out arena for Danny, eh?), This year they realised they went too far, and tried to balance it with the less hysterical judges’ comments. Good thing too.

    Actually it may be too early to tell. He is going out on his first major tour this spring to what may be very large audiences, so who knows. Actually he did play to a sold out areana when he did the Christian conference last fall, do they were right in that regard. How you choose to interpret the judges remarks is up to each individual.

    ETA: BTW Wndmills the callouut research I quotede in may post earlier was from the Billbord Update dated 2/22/10 , I beleive it was the Bullseye callout report.

  108. Kris Allen acting?

    I hope he gets some diction lessons…he has mush-mouth in those commercials.

  109. Ok edited posts makes my head spin.

    That should read Billboard Country Update and the Bullseye Callout Report.

  110. OK now Adam Lambert came out on twitter and said his favorite is Todrick Hall, followed by Casey James and Andrew Garcia.

    I wish Adam would keep his opinions to himself. *sigh* *dodges tomatos*

  111. no…don’t want to have to wait to see Kris’s acting…

    lyndseyparker Unfortunately I’m not allowed to post this footage until show airs in April. But I did short intw w/Kris about Haiti that I’ll post tonight.
    5 minutes ago via Echofon

  112. slightly ot, but funny… more at the link from the wall street journal blog…

    Carly Simon’s ‘You’re So Vain’: Is David Geffen the Subject?

    Carly Simon has never revealed whom her 1972 song “You’re So Vain” is actually about. But in a recent remake of the song, she drops a hint about the identity of the mystery man—and his first name could be David… Simon’s spokesperson emailed this response: “You can hear her whispering ‘David’ and it’s just a clue – there are many ‘David’s….’:)”

    So could the guy in the song be David Geffen, the head of Simon’s record label way back when? Or David Bowie, one of the coolest people ever? We’re ruling out David Archuleta (he wasn’t even born in 1972, right?), and praying that David Hasselhoff has no connection to this whole affair.

    http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2010/02/26/carly-simons-youre-so-vain-is-david-geffen-the-subject/

  113. Shakira Adds Voice to Spanish “We Are The World”
    Updated 8:00 PM EST, Fri, Feb 26, 2010

    Shakira and Ricky Martin are among the artists adding their voices to a Spanish-language adaptation of “We Are the World” to raise money for Haiti earthquake relief. The song will first air Monday on Univision’s “The Cristina Show.” It was produced by Emilio Estefan, Quincy Jones and Univision, under the auspices of the We Are The World Foundation.

    The foundation said all proceeds will be used to help Haiti recover from a devastating Jan. 12 quake.

    Gloria Estefan penned the adaptation. Other participants include Carlos Santana, Chayanne, David Archuleta, Juan Luis Guerra and Juanes. The original “We Are the World” in 1985 raised more than $30 million for African hunger relief. Some 80 artists recently recorded a 25th anniversary version benefiting Haiti.

    http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/entertainment/music/Shakira_Adds_Voice_To_Spanish__We_Are_The_World_-85585152.html

  114. I wish Adam would keep his opinions to himself. *sigh* *dodges tomatos*

    David Cook did the right thing when asked the question as to who his favorites may be last year, he chose someone who couldn’t possibly win or progress further and there only for comic relief – Norman Gentle. And you are right about Adam, it isn’t for him to voice opinion like that, especially when he is actively advocating someone who could be a scammer who ripped off children.

  115. OK now Adam Lambert came out on twitter and said his favorite is Todrick Hall, followed by Casey James and Andrew Garcia.

    I wish Adam would keep his opinions to himself. *sigh* *dodges tomatos*

    Really? I hope with no offense, but why would you feel the need to dodge anything? lots of people hate what Adam says on a fairly regular basis. Heck, I want Adam to STFU lately and I’m a fan. That being said, Adam just said who he liked that night, not that those people were his “favourites.” Nor that he was rooting for them beyond that or saying anything bad about any other constestants. And he’s said over and over, how he can’t watch the early rounds because he can’t stand to see people embarrassed and how people don’t get how much everyone who is shown, gets invested in the the show, and what it takes to do it.

    As someone who has slammed Adam repeated for things he says that I think are stupid, and this last week has made me want to shake him hard, personally I didn’t have a problem with his saying who his faves of the night were and why. Probably because he wasn’t negative to anyone while doing so, a la Daughtry.

    And speaking of wanting to slap Adam…while I was puh-lenty pissed at Adam for what he said about SuBo and disagreed with him personally about fur (though I still give zero weight to meat eating, leather wearers who also dislike his statement) that Billboard guy actually made me want to defend Adam for his crappy statements. What an asshat, and what a bunch of nonsensical statements to be made about sales. Dweeb. Yes, his sales declined to the stated 14K, to 12K to whatever, but all of that was before any of those statements. And SuBo kicked Adam’s ass in sales, but she kicked the ass of almost everyone in the industry. So logic and snark…BB editor? you’re doing it wrong. And dude, you almost made me defend Adam’s stupid ass statements regarding SuBo and fur. I hate you even more for that.

  116. I don’t think Adam is advocating anyone. I think he watched the show and said who he thought performed the best. He didn’t say such and such should win. As well all know Cook won, Adam didn’t. I think Adam sees himself as an AI viewer. Really not a biggie.

    ETA-ITA Truthiness

  117. slightly ot, but funny… more at the link from the wall street journal blog…

    Well we know, as per the Wall St. Journal blog, that it isn’t Archie, but they might have been, I know hold your gasps in, wrong. Check out the updated HuffPo about this subject (and no, it still isn’t referencing David A.) You Probably Think This Link Is About You.

  118. Well we know, as per the Wall St. Journal blog, that it isn’t Archie, but they might have been, I know hold your gasps in, wrong. Check out the updated HuffPo about this subject (and no, it still isn’t referencing David A.) You Probably Think This Link Is About You.

    why even insert him in there, lol… it’s not everyday we get to see him referenced along w/ the likes of the thin white duke and the hoff… how bizarre, how bizarre, hee :) i’m adding david’s frost, gilmore, susskind and brinkley into the mix :) make it a free 4 all…

  119. Huh?

    ‘ Toddricks def gonna surprise us!! Mad talent!! Def the full package. Casey is def the real deal. authentic. Andrew Garcia’s too. ‘

    I think he just picked who he thought did well that night. Nothing wrong with that. ITA undercooked and Truthiness

    And I really am not loving Todrick, but who knows if Adam knows the story with him. God knows he has enough with his own Google alerts without worrying about Todrick’s press.

    That being said, Todrick can get off my TV any week now. Thanks.

  120. why even insert him in there, lol… it’s not everyday we get to see him sandwiched in between the likes of the thin white duke and the hoff… how bizarre, how bizarre, hee i’m adding david’s frost, gilmore, susskind or brinkley in the mix make it a free 4 all…

    I think they chose them precisely because it would be such an odd mix. I mean talk about a trippy bunch of people.

    And I can’t think of The Hoff without thinking of several mind tripping visuals, Poor puppies and I think we’re going to need a bigger thing of bleach and the always fun video forget being Hooked On A Feeling, I feel I’m hooked on drugs. And well, that always distracts me from discussion of other Davids. Well by distracting, I mean being overcome by the need to lie down in a cool, dark room for a time.

  121. I don’t think Adam is advocating anyone. I think he watched the show and said who he thought performed the best.

    Then Adam should start learning how things work in Idol land. Many of his fans will take his opinion seriously and some may well throw a few vote Todrick’s way just because Adam think he is good. He is advocating Todrick whether he sees it that way or not.

  122. So now adam can’t even give props to a few idol contestants without people taking offence? A whole host of former ai contestants tweeted about the top 24 performances – some tweeted compliments, some tweeted negative things, some actually urged their followers to vote for specific contestants (there was actually an article that listed a bunch of tweets form former contestants re top 24). Every year former idols are quoted wrt current contestants. Adam was just being supportive of those performances he enjoyed. Nothing wrong or even unusual about that

  123. And I can’t think of The Hoff without thinking of several mind tripping visuals, Poor puppies and I think we’re going to need a bigger thing of bleach and the always fun video forget being Hooked On A Feeling, I feel I’m hooked on drugs. And well, that always distracts me from discussion of other Davids. Well by distracting, I mean being overcome by the need to lie down in a cool, dark room for a time.

    my eyes, my ears! can i haz some eye and ear bleach, please, lol… this dude invented cheese didn’t he? :)

  124. Then Adam should start learning how things work in Idol land. Many of his fans will take his opinion seriously and some may well throw a few vote Todrick’s way just because Adam think he is good. He is advocating Todrick whether he sees it that way or not.

    And? Really, just because the cray cray can’t think for themselves isn’t a reason he can’t state an opinion on who he likes. Besides, what difference is there in people voting for someone cause someone else likes them, and just voting because someone’s pretty, or from their hometown, or any other half dozen flaky reasons people vote for?

  125. Actually it may be too early to tell. [Danny] is going out on his first major tour this spring to what may be very large audiences, so who knows. Actually he did play to a sold out areana when he did the Christian conference last fall…

    ITA. Danny is going out on a major tour with Sugarland, and has a host of other performances lined up ranging from good-sized club dates to large country music festivals. He’s appearing as a headliner in his own right for some dates, and as part of a package with high-quality country acts at others.

    Saw at least two new ones announced just today, at an Illinois country music festival and a date with Sugarland in Saratoga NY in June (http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=905479). There was another a day or two ago announced for the mid-west where Danny will be appearing the same day as Darius Rucker and Keith Urban.

    So, no I won’t be crying over Danny’s tour potential just yet :) He’s got close to 20 concert dates announced in very good-sized venues just with Sugarland, and probably a similar number of events on his own or with other combinations of artists. Plus Danny has AI9 coming up shortly, his hometown album release concert, and a second appearance for two concerts and a signing at the Opry next month, and on it goes.

    As a Danny fan, it’s becoming quite a daunting task to figure out where he’s going, and which shows to try and attend. Just tooooo many good choices ;) Should have saved more of those frequent flyer miles, I guess.

  126. Then Adam should start learning how things work in Idol land. Many of his fans will take his opinion seriously and some may well throw a few vote Todrick’s way just because Adam think he is good. He is advocating Todrick whether he sees it that way or not.

    I don’t think that Adam saying he thought that he thought one person or another did good jobs is so-called “advocating.” And I haven’t seen one Adam fan saying “vote for Todrick” because Adam said he liked him.

    I think that is a really broad brush to put to any idol, and that they can’t just say who they personally liked, and not slamming anyone else while doing so, because that might inspire their so-callled minions to do what they want. Which if Adam’s minions went with whatever Adam expresssed a positive view towards, wanted, they woldn’t be asshats to Kris, among many other things they don’t do just because of some remark Adam made on Twitter.

  127. it does seem danny and his team are making all the right moves to help him get established in the country music market… good for him, and good for those forward thinking people on his team… sounds like they have a strong plan for him in place, and they’re working it. will keep him on the radar, definitely.

  128. Huh?

    ‘ Toddricks def gonna surprise us!! Mad talent!! Def the full package. Casey is def the real deal. authentic. Andrew Garcia’s too. ‘

    I wonder if Adam knows Toddrick? Toddrick has been around the musical theater rounds, so maybe they know each other in passing?

  129. Yes, his sales declined to the stated 14K, to 12K to whatever, but all of that was before any of those statements. And SuBo kicked Adam’s ass in sales, but she kicked the ass of almost everyone in the industry. So logic and snark…BB editor?

    I think it was Bill Werde’s way of saying that Adam’s comments were motivated by his lack of sales compared to SuBo’s. I don’t think the comments he referenced make Adam look as gracious as I’d prefer personally. But Werde’s not exactly making a witty or original argument.

    It’s true Adam’s tweets complimenting or dissing any AI contestant are likely to get picked up and disseminated by the media. If you’re a former AIer I’d say there are 2 “best” ways to handle expressing your opinion about the new season’s contestants: 1) compliment everybody and state your neutrality bc you’ve been through what they’ve been through or 2) compliment 1 or more of them by singling out certain performances or reasons you’re relating to them. Door #1 is my preference but Door #2 is fine IMO. I thought Adam’s tweet about AI was the right way to walk through Door #2. He kept it about the performances and he sounded very gracious IMO.

    As far as that resulting in his fans voting for somebody or another, let’s face it: with any of these AIers, some intense fans are going to be searching for clues as to who they prefer whether or not they say anything. That “some” shouldn’t matter – JMO.

  130. Todrick is a fantastic performer and singer. I definitely think he should be in the top 4. Who knows what will happen,the tour for Season 9 will be a real bore if Todrick doesn’t make it.

  131. One of the things that’s been amusing for me as a Danny fan, is finding that some of the early comments on Danny’s album that we didn’t necessarily take all that literally, have in fact been turning out to be quite literally true.

    Danny said early on he was thinking of doing a soulful country album | modern soul country sound. I took that as more a feeling at the time that Danny wanted to project, but his songs literally do have a fair amount of bluesy style to them.

    Similarly, Joe Galante said right up front in the Sony press release when they signed Danny that they saw Danny as someone for whom they could think of lots of good ideas to send him on tour. And now, as his album is coming out, what do we see but Danny heading out with Sugarland and a bewildering assortment of other dates of varying sizes and descriptions all over the country. Lol.

    I’ll have to remember what else they said early on that we haven’t yet seen literally unfolding before us, ha.

  132. Then Adam should start learning how things work in Idol land. Many of his fans will take his opinion seriously and some may well throw a few vote Todrick’s way just because Adam think he is good. He is advocating Todrick whether he sees it that way or not.

    By this logic it means that people who hate Adam will not vote Toddrick, Casey or Andrew. I really don’t think it works that way. Did all of Katy Perry’s fans vote for Adam because she wore a cape with his name on it…I don’t think so.

  133. I think it was Bill Werde’s way of saying that Adam’s comments were motivated by his lack of sales compared to SuBo’s. I don’t think the comments he referenced make Adam look as gracious as I’d personally prefer. But Werde’s not exactly making a witty or original argument.

    Hmmm. Well that’s another way to look at it, but I took it to mean that Adam’s sales suffered as a result of his remarks, hence his ‘more singing, less talking’ way to intro the clip. As if his talking was impacting sales. And if Bill wants to make the argument that Adam was jellus of SuBo’s sales, I also think that is a stupid argument to make. Adam’s statements about SuBo were thoughtless, unnecessary, rude and with bad timing, but I never thought they were motivated by his sales being less than SuBo’s. That is something I would aquit Adam of. I really didn’t think Adam was doing anything than joking about ‘all but for that meddling Cat Lady, I could have charted higher!’Hence the laughing and the phrasing of it. So Bill isn’t using the whole source article and context, he’s using the MNBC bent of an article, if that was his point he was making re; sales envy. Which I felt there was plenty to ding Adam on what he did actually say about SuBo’s crappy album and atrocious take of Wild Horses. He’s right on both, but saying it, was mind-bogglingly tone deaf. Without relying on a badly chopped up MSNBC article to make another argument about it entirely.

  134. Danny’s interview is on at GAC now.

    Danny’s music video for My Best Days is #3 in this week’s GAC countdown, and #2 on the CMT Pure top 12.

  135. steph6449:
    02/26/2010 at 9:58 pm

    Danny’s interview is on at GAC now.

    Danny’s music video for My Best Days is #3 in this week’s GAC countdown, and #2 on the CMT Pure top 12.

    That is AMAZZZZZZZING and great news for Danny! I have to look out for his video on there.

  136. Ok, I have to talk about this, I can’t help myself. My inner Glamtard, my inner OTTness, my inner sparkle cow, and my inner BSCness have all come together to make me a total nut case this evening. I literally can’t talk about anything else other than the FS show tomorrow.

    I have already run off all of my friends and family so now I am sharing with my internet friends and glamily (don’t really like that word but I guess we have been named). I am so excited to be getting to meet some of my fellow Adam fans tommorow (or should I say 2m to avoid misspellings?).

    I hope to get a lot of pictures because to my thinking this is a milestone in Adam’s carreer. This is his first show where he and his name has had to sell all of the tickets. Always before there were other artists or promotions going on or tickets being given away and such. The Glamily Reunion fan gathering coupled with the “headling the show” thing make it feel monumental to me. Yeah, like I said OTT but, still, yeah, I’M EXCITED.

  137. I think that Bill Werde, the editor of Billboard, is just coming around to what some of the people in the Idol bubble have been thinking/saying about Adam.

    As the editor of Billboard he is probably not as informed on all the things that are going on about ONE Idol contestant, since he watches all music artists, but after Adam’s comment about SuBo that probably made him focus on Adam’s foibles.

    After all you can’t attack the NUMBER ONE seller of cds in the last couple of years, WHO BTW happens to be your main competitor the same week when your own cd came out, and not have many people notice what you said.

    Adam should really watch what he says to reporters more carefully. Billboard is a very powerful music industry magazine.

  138. my eyes, my ears! can i haz some eye and ear bleach, please, lol… this dude invented cheese didn’t he?

    Hey! don’t insult cheese that way. Maybe cheese in a can. That I’ll give you. And yes, there isn’t enough bleach in the world to get over that gif. is there? hee hee hee.

    But I still think The Hoff was the most interesting judge on AGT, okay, not saying much, but still true. Wonder who will replace him?

  139. Yay. And you wonder why I was dodging things? Its just my opinion that Adam and any other idol should be Switzerland in this case.

  140. I wonder if Adam knows Toddrick? Toddrick has been around the musical theater rounds, so maybe they know each other in passing?

    Yes, he said in an Access Hollywood interview that they have mutual friends and he’s met him.

  141. Have fun maddnessinmotion!!!!

    I wish I could go…to any concert …:/
    and trust me,that’s normal,if you want to see ott crazyness read my recap which is linked in my username (or don’t-it’s bad and full of spelling and grammar errors because I was typing on my itouch.but it’s ridiculously ott :))

    lol seriously ;)

  142. why not go w/ howard stern or perez for the agt gig… the gag and new pitch line for them to the producers could be ”america’s got talent – we sure don’t”. [rimshot] :)

  143. I have mixed fellings about the SuBo controversy. I cringed when I read that quote even though I personally do believe him that it was misquoted. However, he had to have said something at least similar for him to use the “misquoted” excuse rather than saying “they lied”.

    On the other hand, I love that Adam feels free to be himself and speak his mind. He is an amazing singer but his openness is what makes me proud to be his fan even when I don’t know what to say in his defense. I embrace his inner spirit because I believe he is coming from a good and happy place.

    BTW, I cringe much worse when people say “he should shut up and sing” than I ever do at anything he says. I hope he never shuts up because that will mean he has been beaten down and that would make me sad.

  144. why not go w/ howard stern or perez for the agt gig… the gag and new pitch line for them to the producers could be ”america’s got talent – we sure don’t”. [rimshot]

    It’s funny because it’s true. Not that the people on AGT seem to be chosen based on who has the most talent either, so they’ll fit right in. Plus seeing Piers, Sharon and one of those guys go at it? Would be fun. They should choose one of those guys, just for that.

  145. Yes, he said in an Access Hollywood interview that they have mutual friends and he’s met him.

    That could be the reason why Adam tweeted that. They probably run in the same circles.

  146. That is AMAZZZZZZZING and great news for Danny! I have to look out for his video on there.

    Danny’s interview started somewhere just before or around the 2 hour mark in the 2 1/2 hour GAC Top 20 show. He also had a really nice profile in Headline Country this week on GAC. Both shows should rerun throughout the week.

    This is a Nashville site writing about the CRS 2010 events where Danny appeared yesterday. They say Danny sang “splendidly” :)

    http://www.musicrow.com/2010/02/bobby-karl-works-the-crs-room-chapter-333/

  147. I think Danny might be a big success. I can’t wait till he performs on Idol. His sales are going to go through the roof.

  148. I have already run off all of my friends and family so now I am sharing with my internet friends and glamily (don’t really like that word but I guess we have been named). I am so excited to be getting to meet some of my fellow Adam fans tommorow (or should I say 2m to avoid misspellings?).

    Your enthusiasm just made me smile! I hope you have a great time. (Well, of course you will–we’re talking Adam, right!) :)

  149. I think Danny might be a big success. I can’t wait till he performs on Idol. His sales are going to go through the roof.

    I think this will be really big for Danny. I hope he gets a lot more fans and downloads. I love his single. I think many people can relate to the message and it’s very catchy. It has a nice hook like LLWD. Very relateable. (spelling??). lol

  150. Yay. And you wonder why I was dodging things? Its just my opinion that Adam and any other idol should be Switzerland in this case.

    There is no need to dodge things just because people disagree with you. I think it’s just a healthy debate. :)

  151. So happy that people are responding and downloading Kris’s single to help Haiti. It’s up to #16 on the iTunes chart now.

  152. I’m gonna be Debbie Downer here. I don’t think Danny’s sales are going to go through the roof because of his Idol appearance. It will definitely help him, but he was a very polarizing contestant — and if people aren’t country music fans to begin with I don’t know if they will buy Danny’s album unless they already liked him. His fan base coming off of Idol was probably a little smaller than Kris’s — and we all know about Kris’s album sales…

    EDIT: This is just my own opinion. But of all the handful of people I know who are Idol fans, none of them really liked Danny. And I don’t know anyone who likes country music. So my view on Danny is colored by this. I could be totally offbase here. But I continue to think if he was going to sell a ton of albums early, his single would be doing better than it is. YMMV, of course

  153. oh jeez — I totally forgot that Adam’s FS concert is tomorrow! Anyone know if adamcast people are going to do a cell cast or live stream?

  154. check that — Let It Be is #8 on iTunes — look at it go. Yay for people helping Haiti!

    EDIT – oops. never mind! I was looking at the wrong chart. It’s still at #16.

  155. I wasn’t paying attention but the host for GAC’s On the Streets show just mentioned Danny as the show was ending.

    Wonder if he will be on that show next week, in addition to this week’s Top 20 broadcast and the Headline Country show.

    I hope AI9 will be a good boost for Danny’s sales. I don’t really know what to predict, but hope the best for him. I think he came out of AI8 with a pretty sizable and fairly loyal fanbase as those things go, though without the extra promo and support if he’d won or placed second.

    His fans are thought not to be that Internet-savvy, and possibly more the type of people to buy physical CDs in stores. He seems to have a promotion worked out with Best Buy and Barnes & Noble, for both of which he’s appearing to do signings and acoustic performances early next month. And he just did a session with Walmart Soundcheck.

    So they seem to be working that angle as much as worrying about iTunes sales. Danny’s been doing respectably with the iTunes presales, but I’ve yet to see any significant online ad presence yet. (Did finally spot a smaller one on iTunes, but only last week.)

  156. so kris played llwd AGAIN tonight on KBIG? (*facepalm*)

    He probably thinks that song is about him. (sorry, couldn’t resis)

    Yeah, but not really.

    I don’t see what the problem is for his playing it twice during the course of a week’s show. It’s a popular song in HAC, the kind of station KBIG is.

  157. girlygirl, you’re able to tell the future. Kris really is #8 right now on iTunes. This comes from the live feed:

    8. Kris Allen – Kris Allen
    27. Just Like You – Allison Iraheta
    34. Play On – Carrie Underwood
    36. For Your Entertainment – Adam Lambert
    42. Leave This Town – Daughtry
    70. Daughtry – Daughtry
    86. The Love Uncompromised EP – Jason Castro
    89. All I Ever Wanted – Kelly Clarkson
    96. David Cook – David Cook
    109. Just Like You (Deluxe Version) – Allison Iraheta
    125. Leave This Town (Bonus Track Version) – Daughtry
    134. Some Hearts – Carrie Underwood
    154. Breakaway – Kelly Clarkson
    266. Unbroken – Katharine McPhee
    317. For Your Entertainment (Deluxe Version) – Adam Lambert
    367. Battlefield – Jordin Sparks
    400. Jennifer Hudson – Jennifer Hudson
    486. Carnival Ride – Carrie Underwood
    502. High Hopes & Heartbreak – Brooke White
    633. Hold Back My Heart – Michael Johns
    700. Kellie Pickler – Kellie Pickler
    717. Heartbreak On Vinyl – Blake Lewis
    785. Kris Allen (Deluxe Version) – Kris Allen

    Friday, February 26, 2010 11:29 PM (CST)

    ETA: To add more to the end of the list.

  158. mmb:
    02/26/2010 at 9:01 pm

    So now adam can’t even give props to a few idol contestants without people taking offence? A whole host of former ai contestants tweeted about the top 24 performances – some tweeted compliments, some tweeted negative things, some actually urged their followers to vote for specific contestants (there was actually an article that listed a bunch of tweets form former contestants re top 24). Every year former idols are quoted wrt current contestants. Adam was just being supportive of those performances he enjoyed. Nothing wrong or even unusual about that

    ITA: Thanks for saying what I was thinking and about to post. It saves me from a lot of typing. :lol: All that you say is of course true. Don’t see why Adam should STFU when this is what many of the Idols do, have done, and are doing. The people that shouldn’t give an opinion IMHO on their favorites are the Judges. Yet Each judge has voice who their favorite is and actually who they would be voting for if they could. I think that is a lot more of problem then any idol giving simply props to a few contestants. They judges should IMHO only be giving constructive critiques not trying to sway the voters. Yes I didn’t like when they would do that for Adam Last year. I felt it hurt him.

    See your post helped my fingers big time. :-)

  159. wordnerdarchie:
    02/27/2010 at 12:42 am

    girlygirl, you’re able to tell the future. Kris really is #8 right now on iTunes. This comes from the live feed:

    8. Kris Allen – Kris Allen
    27. Just Like You – Allison Iraheta
    34. Play On – Carrie Underwood
    36. For Your Entertainment – Adam Lambert
    42. Leave This Town – Daughtry
    70. Daughtry – Daughtry
    86. The Love Uncompromised EP – Jason Castro
    89. All I Ever Wanted – Kelly Clarkson
    96. David Cook – David Cook
    109. Just Like You (Deluxe Version) – Allison Iraheta
    125. Leave This Town (Bonus Track Version) – Daughtry
    134. Some Hearts – Carrie Underwood
    154. Breakaway – Kelly Clarkson
    266. Unbroken – Katharine McPhee
    317. For Your Entertainment (Deluxe Version) – Adam Lambert
    367. Battlefield – Jordin Sparks
    400. Jennifer Hudson – Jennifer Hudson

    Friday, February 26, 2010 11:29 PM (CST)

    You know I am happy for all of them but thrilled for Allison and Kris. BTW Carrie is the only one that is not on sale with the rest of the idols. Her Album is $10.99 not the sale price of $7.99. Why?

    BTW Danny’s pre order is #33

  160. David Archuleta’s album isn’t in the top 1000? Wow–it’s so dead.

  161. David Archuleta’s album isn’t in the top 1000? Wow–it’s so dead.

    It’s not unless I missed it. I looked through the list very quickly. :(

  162. We The Kings concert –
    RT @travisrclark What. A. Show. Holy crap!!!! @DavidArchie sang ‘Heaven Can Wait’ with me tonight…it sounded amazing!!!!

    http://www.twitvid.com/8D8F5
    kinda crappy vid but its kinda funny cause david is like jumping all over the stage and stuff haha

  163. I don’t know What David A ranking is on the overall chart but is Album is #178 on the Pop Chart. So he is there and that would make him in the top 1000 overall.

  164. Then Adam should start learning how things work in Idol land. Many of his fans will take his opinion seriously and some may well throw a few vote Todrick’s way just because Adam think he is good. He is advocating Todrick whether he sees it that way or not.

    Todrick had enough votes (with the conspiracy) to stay in this past week. Adam sent his tweet out after the voting was over. So his tweet didn’t matter anyway.
    People will decide on their own who they want to vote for. The whole Todrick conspiracy thing is a big “whatever” to a lot of people and most AI viewers don’t even know about it.
    Last year Danny used his widower story and Adam had gay glitter kissy pictures everywhere and they were in the top 3. Fantasia was a single teenage mom on welfare and she won. Bo had a checkered past that involved cocaine. (the list could go on)
    If people hear the Oz rip off story, they will then decide whether it is important to them. I’m hoping Todrick stays in for awhile just to watch the internet threads go crazy.

  165. Elliott is tweeting from (8.3 magnitude) earthquake-ravaged Chile.

    Complete and utter choas on the streets…no power…my heart is beatin outta my chest!….tsunami warnin…I am only a mile inland! 8 minutes ago via UberTwitter

    ..I just escaped w my life,from an 8.3 earthquake!!!…is everybody ok?…where was the epicener? 31 minutes ago via UberTwitter

    Huge earthquake just now in Chile!!….I swear I thought this was the end of my life!!!!! 43 minutes ago via UberTwitter

    I hope he and the locals are safe. :(

  166. Complete and utter choas on the streets…no power…my heart is beatin outta my chest!….tsunami warnin…I am only a mile inland! 8 minutes ago via UberTwitter

    WTH is he doing tweeting? Run for the hills, Elliot!

    Yes, he said in an Access Hollywood interview that they have mutual friends and he’s met him.

    That could be the reason why Adam tweeted that. They probably run in the same circles.

    That makes perfect sense. I wonder how Adam knows Casey and Andrew? He sure knows a lot of people.

  167. Can I just say that I while I agree with the whole metric system, while I can’t personally think in those terms, I am not a fan of the way other parts of the world do their month, i.e. UPDATE FROM SONYUK on Adam Lambert(26.02.10). What is there a 26th month now? So annoying. Yeah, I know, random. It just occurred to me.

    And I hope of course, that not too many people get hurt in Chile from that earthquake. How terrible for them :(

  168. I hope Elliot atays safe and that not too many people were killed or badly injured.

  169. am not a fan of the way other parts of the world do their month, i.e. UPDATE FROM SONYUK on Adam Lambert(26.02.10).

    I always find the US system very confusing. :lol

    Hope Elliot is OK – that’s really scary stuff.

  170. so kris played llwd AGAIN tonight on KBIG? (*facepalm*)

    Yay Kris! LOL, he’s probably forced to play it. I’m sure he’s given a play list, some he has to play (like LLWD), some suggested, and some picks of his own?

    If not, yay to promoting himself! The last thing on earth Kris would ever consider doing. So if he’s playing it because he’s choosing to (which I strongly doubt) then I say Yay! And awesome on top of that. :D I only wish he would play “Let it Be” by Kris/Cale. Oh that’s right, it’s was prerecorded. Darn!

  171. That Billboard feature was kind of expected when you criticize another artist. That said, Adam can like any S9 Idol he wants to. That’s kind of phony gate.

    Elliott was trashing that Chilean festival right before the earthquake so he’s got foot in mouth/brutal honesty issues as well.
    Hope everyone is ok in Chile.

  172. so kris played llwd AGAIN tonight on KBIG? (*facepalm*)

    Yay for Kris promoting himself !. It’s about time.
    Although I wish that he played something else from his album. I thought that you can play anything without it being a single ?

    Edit: Can’t repair my quote thing.

  173. Elliott’s latest tweet… now he’s a reporter. I’m so glad he’s okay.

    just got off the phone w ABC,gonna go on the air with them right after I do NBC…tune in 4 a full report..if singin doesn’t work out……

  174. Hopefully Elliott can get out soon. Praying for the people in Chile. Recent tweet from Elliott…

    Imma Type 1 diabetic, and was sppsd 2 leave sunday.I only packed enuf insulin pump supplies 2 last til then….airports r closed!

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