AI Extra Host JD Roberto Dishes on Ramiele Malubay, David Cook, David Archuleta and Idol Gives Back

I finished my Top 9 results recap.   You can read it here.

Also, it’s been confirmed.   Next week’s theme, like last year’s IGB week, will be “Inspirational Songs”. Whoopee.

More from JD Roberto from Brent Michaels, the morning DJ from 97.7 the Breeze, who interviews the host of American Idol Extra every Thursday morning. This week, AI Extra features Clay Aiken on Broadway, and Ace Young.

  • JD says that Ramiele  Malubay  was a good interview.   He said,  “Honestly, if she had shown as much personality on stage as she did in her interview last night, she’d still be in the competition.”
  • Regarding David Archuleta’s dad and David Cook’s arrangements: “Whenever you have a show watched by (almost) 30 million people, gossip is going to follow it around.”
  • The  contestants are given internet access and are split into two camps. One, are the contestants who refuse to look at the blogs, news, tabloids, etc. Second, are the ones that seek it out and want to read everything.
  • JD said,  “I am sure David Archuleta is aware of what people are saying about his dad, ” but he’s not going to comment on it.
  • The  way the show shields the contestants from the gossipy stuff is by limiting who they talk to while they are still on the show.
  • The IGB fundraising goal is 100 million. Last year they raised over  70 million.
  • American Idol Extra will be essentially live next week.    The show will air at 10 pm ET. They will start taping at 9:30 PM.   As they are wrapping up  the one hour taping, the results show will have already started airing.
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