Bits and Pieces

The Perils of Kat McPhee

I mentioned yesterday that fans were reporting from the Charlotte NC show that Katharine McPhee was limping during the encore.  Here is a article from that explains what happened:

The Idol runner-up, 22, was injured Tuesday night when she tripped backstage before a concert at Bobcats Arena in Charlotte, N.C., the New York Post reports.

McPhee went on with the show, singing two songs while wearing slippers. X-rays taken at a hospital afterward revealed a hairline fracture in her left foot, the Post says.

In spite of the injury, McPhee will stay on the “Idols Live” tour. “She’s in discomfort, but she’s fine, ” said Roger Widynowski, a rep for McPhee’s record label, RCA. “She will continue on the tour and is not defaulting.”

Last year, Bo Bice performed with a broken foot, but finally had to leave the tour after he had emergency surgery for an intestinal problem.  Season 3’s runner-up Diana DeGarmo also hurt her foot at some point during the tour.  Dun dun DUNNN…  Is it the curse of the 2nd place finisher?  Just kidding.

Some Ex-Idol news

My big plans to feature ex-idols on the blog this summer kinda fizzled out.  Sawry.  Here’s something though: Constantine Maroulis just started a 2 week tour on Tuesday in Richmond VA.  He’s got a couple of songs up on his MySpace.  The songs are…eclectic.  And I’ll just leave it at that.  Also, Constantine has just launched his new website.

I mention the tour, because I plan to attend his show at the Paradise club in Boston on August 12.  I’ll comeback with a report, and hopefully some media.  Yay. 

Update: Check out Chris57’s Columbia SC recap here and Sulster’s recap here