Allison Iraheta New Single ‘Scars’ – Check Out the Cover

Check out the cover of Allison Iraheta’s new single, “Scars” from her debut album, Just Like You.

Allison will perform the tune tonight on the Idol Top 24 results show at 8/7c pm.

Download Scars:

  • Allison Iraheta – “Scars” – iTunes
  • Allison Iraheta – “Scars” – Amazon
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156 Comments

  1. Very pretty. I kind of figured this would be the cover, it fits the song nicely.

  2. That font is so horrible. It reminds me of the FIBOU video and its attempt to appeal to tweens but instead came across as a Jcpenny ad trying to appeal to tweens, which is not a good thing.

  3. I love this picture. She looks so pretty.
    I’m really anxious to see her perform “Scars” tonight.

  4. I’m indifferent to the font… but I do like how they’ve kept it consistent between the album, FIBOY and now Scars. It’s the OCD in me, leaking through!

  5. Its a great font, its who she is. Its also stamped on Valerie’s Kick drum. The sepia shot gives feeling to the material, descriptive of what Scars is about. Good stuff.

  6. I love the font, I have since day one, and I LOOOVVE the cover as a whole. Very nice.

  7. I actually like the font and i’ll call out a bad font ifi have to. I like how it was consistent with the album and fibou as well.

  8. I like it, i love that it fits the song very well and she looks pretty. I’m already watching tv, hiding the remote haha my wife and kid tend to change of Chanel when I’m watching tv. NOT TODAY :-)

  9. I absolutely love this song and love Allison’s interpretation of it. (Channeling Kara) This single I truly believe will be a big hit for her. This style is more the Allison I love. I hope along with the single they revamp her branding too. She is to me the Pat Benatar, Cyndi Lauper, Heart, Janis Joplin of pop/rock music today, something that has been sadly missing from the charts. (Oranthi a little too but she doesn’t have Allison’s pipes) To me she has that don’t mess with me aura yet is very very lady like. I said once before I would love to hear her to a cover of Hit me with best shot or Girls just wanna have fun. Allison was never ever a Radio Disney type. I think she sings with an appeal more to woman in there 20, 30, 40. She connects to the struggles of more mature women then that of her years. (Her singing does) She conveys through her singing the convictions and inner turmoil of what woman not girls go through. IMHO. She appeals to men of every age. ;-) I feel like I may not be expressing my thought clearly but hopefully you get what I am trying to say.

  10. gangreen29:
    02/25/2010 at 6:04 pm
    That font is so horrible. It reminds me of the FIBOU video and its attempt to appeal to tweens but instead came across as a Jcpenny ad trying to appeal to tweens, which is not a good thing.

    I agree. My issue is the the visuals are in conflict with each other. The ‘x’ over the ‘i’ is very preteen, yet the photo and the treatment of the photo screams maturity. Its just odd. I’m not sure who they are trying to market this to and I get the feeling that they don’t either. I don’t like to be needlessly cruel, but its like she (in the vid) got stuck in a 1980’s made for tv movie or afterschool special.

    On another note. She is a beautiful girl.. I’m just frustrated that her branding is so crappy and all over the place. The artwork does not reflect the quality of the album.

  11. She connects to the struggles of more mature women then that of her years. (Her singing does) She conveys through her singing the convictions and inner turmoil of what woman not girls go through. IMHO. She appeals to men of every age. I feel like I may not be expressing my thought clearly but hopefully you get what I am trying to say.

    She does connect amazingly well. Just compare her with Katie S9. A world apart. Sort of makes me wonder what she has lived or what she has seen in her 17 years.

  12. She does connect amazingly well. Just compare her with Katie S9. A world apart. Sort of makes me wonder what she has lived or what she has seen in her 17 years.

    I know! It bugs the hell out of me when people say she’s too young to believably connect to those songs because however she does it, she truly connects. It’s condescending to say she doesn’t have the life experience for that since we really don’t know what she’s been through. I have a feeling that she’s lived a pretty interesting life so far.

  13. I totally enjoyed Allison’s performance of “Scars” on AI tonite, and I agree that she can tap into something deep and mature when she sings, where-ever it comes from – experience, empathy, or past life!

    (Do you all think this is a good radio song? I think “Holiday,” which I also like a lot, is “catchier.”)

  14. I’m not sure it’s a good radio song but I thought Friday I’ll be Over U was very radio friendly and it didn’t do much. Maybe this is the sort of song that will get her noticed, who knows anymore. I love, LOVE Holiday, but I’m not sure it’s Top 40 radio friendly either. Allison’s sound is more adult than the current Top40 sound.

  15. She looks beautiful. I’m glad they’re marketing her with a more mature look. She’s an old soul with a beautiful mature voice. Girl has depth.

  16. I just want to say, I did my job as an Allison fan while she was here in Miami last week. It was simple and I out-did Ginaorr and that other one. I got WSVN 7(Idol TV) to go after Allison for a piece. Apparently, they didn’t know she was here and thanked me for the tip. I just finished seeing a nice long segment on Allison while she was in Miami Beach, very cool and funny, and with the station pimping the album. It came right after they covered tonight’s Idol and Allison’s performance.
    WASSUP!!!!!!!

  17. I’m praying this gets her noticed on the radio but I don’t find “Scars” catchy at all. ^^PRMari’s comment about Allison’s sound is more on the adult side than Top40…I agree. Not just the arrangements but her pipes in general are more adult. She doesn’t sound like she has the voice of a 17yr old! I was hoping for Robot Love or Just Like You as the next single. Robot has sort of a sing along chorus (I know it’s stuck in my head for hours after one listen). And Just Like You has a more formulaic beginning, middle, end of a rock/pop song. Scars is too mellow. I know I would be tempted to turn the station and I fLOVE Allison.

  18. People talk about Allison’s life experience or lack thereof. To me, its all pointless. She is an entertainer who happens to include (very well) an emotional element to the (already great) package. Whether the delivery comes from experience or from good acting is moot. She is a storyteller who goes beyond reading the book.
    Besides, very few artists have actually lived all situations they sing or write about. Why is this an issue with Allison is beyond me.

    Rub
    I am impressed. Great job!
    Which brings me to an issue I have with Allison’s management: why are her appearances relatively secretive? I don’t get it. How come a fan has to alert interested media outlets about Allison’s presence?
    Particularly regarding Miami, that should be prime promotional Real Estate for her, being Latina and all.

  19. Nice picture. She looks very pretty on it. Hope she gets a really nice bump in sales for the single AND the album from her appearance tonight! (fingers crossed!)

  20. The performance was incredible, but Ricky Minor messed with it a bit too much. She couldn’t phrase longer the sections I love about this song. And Ricky, don’t ever put backup vocals on Alli again.
    LoveDaRocker, her reps are too lazy when it comes to Allison. They sure move pretty fast for the other ones. descriminacion mi hermano.

    Scars – #68 pop itunes

  21. Yeah, the band was going too fast on the song and she couldn’t extend the notes like she does when she sings acoustic, the backup vocals were NOT necessary at all. It would’ve been even better if they had let her bring her band to play with her but at least she got to perform. She looked really pretty, that hair is just gorgeous.

    BTW, apparently she’s going to be in the cover of Latina magazine in May :)

  22. Way to go Rub!

    I agree with the comments on Rickey and band. The backup singers really interfered with her. My wife always says that they give the backup singers way too much to do just because they have to justify having them on staff!

    But, as I said in the Top 24 thread, I was just bowled over by her performance and was really surprised by that, given that I know exactly how she does live and know what to expect. But god almighty, what depth and power.

    As of 1:00 AM ET, Scars from the deluxe album is at #200 on the iTunes feed, and Scars from the non-deluxe version is at #962. The non-deluxe album is at #41 overall (not seeing the deluxe version). I’m so happy about this. AI really is a powerful platform.

  23. I thought Allison looked really amazing tonight. So good that she didn’t even look like she belonged on the show- she seemed like she was above it all. I loved all the stuff on her hands. The only thing I didn’t like was that extra fabric on the back of her dress.

    The song – wow – I think she interpreted it way different than I’ve ever heard her do it before. I thought she put an angry spin on it this time. I felt like she was speaking to all of us who complain about her tweets, her interviews, her clothes, her look. (Guilty! Sorry!) I take it she’s not backing down? Good for her – that’s what art’s all about, right? I thought the only weak part of the song was the beginning. I thought her voice lacked its usual depth. It was probably nerves.

    Sounds like she’s getting a good bump in album sales. Fantastic.

    Hey Rub – Great job on the promo work. Impressive.

  24. Stick a fork in her — she is done. The song is meh and she was acting weird on the show tonight. Talk about wasted opportunity….

  25. I am disappointed at how allisons group is not promoting her very much.This album has so many potential hits. I think that maybe TPTB
    have put more than usual into Kris and Adam and .’. Allison gets whats left of the promo pie. That would be so unfortunate. I do think even with this poor promo,she will steadily, but slowly move up. If people listen to her, they will not toss this talented girl
    to the curb!!
    oceana,…exactly what I called her the first time I heard her sing,
    “Old Soul”. I think she has been around before…a few times!
    Her single “Scars” tonight was pretty good but I have heard it done
    in a way that I forget to breath. It was an acoustic version!

  26. The song – wow – I think she interpreted it way different than I’ve ever heard her do it before. I thought she put an angry spin on it this time. I felt like she was speaking to all of us who complain about her tweets, her interviews, her clothes, her look. (Guilty! Sorry!) I take it she’s not backing down? Good for her – that’s what art’s all about, right? I thought the only weak part of the song was the beginning. I thought her voice lacked its usual depth. It was probably nerves.

    She definitely put an angry spin on the song this time, probably being on that stage brought back hurtful memories of how shitty she was treated last year by both the audience and the judges. As much as she says it’s cool and she likes Simon, I don’t buy it, it’s hurtful. I agree that she seemed nervous in the begining and that’s probably why the begining of the song wasn’t as deep as when she performs acoustic.

    The song is meh and she was acting weird on the show tonight.

    The band was meh, the song is great and her vocals were definitely not meh. As for her acting weird, that’s just Allison. This is who she is; “take me, this is all that I’ve got, this is all that I’m not, all that I’ll ever be”, very fitting lyrics.

  27. I hope Ryan plays Scars today when Allison visits. That would be huge.
    I’m with the making a statement, angry Alli performance toward Simon, opinion. Do I think there was pressure on the girl last night? Oh Yeah, especially after D. Cooks remarks. I don’t know how she does it. I saw Kara & Simon chatting during the performance – I bet it was regretful to say the least.

  28. Beautiful, amazing little Allison. I love the cover, loved her last night — adored her last night, actually. Talk about performance chops, intensity, gorgeous singing. And at her age. Truly, truly remarkable. Somebody in that industry better quickly recognize her for the mega-talented, extremely hard-working artist that she is. A true phenomenon, if people would but recognize it.

  29. Rub:
    02/26/2010 at 8:11 am

    I hope Ryan plays Scars today when Allison visits.

    Did I miss something? Is Allison going to be on Ryan’s radio show?

    Okay jordison, I haven’t seen your comment… What’s the verdict? Spill.

  30. I adore her, hope they are shooting a video soon for this single.
    She needs a cameo to put her personality out there like STAT. (FunnyorDie, Jimmy Kimmel, somethin’)
    Just checked iTunes: single 51 on Pop, #148 overall YAY!! hopefully she has some staying power into the weekend and early next week so more peeps can check out her music. Oh Idol how I love thee….

  31. Just checked iTunes: single 51 on Pop, #148 overall YAY!!

    And that’s the copy from the deluxe album (now at #145 on my feed) — the copy from the non-deluxe album is now at #852. And the album (non-deluxe version) is up to 32. (All of those numbers are overall — didn’t bother checking within Pop.)

    And yes, alli lurker, both she and Kris are on Ryan’s show today.

  32. Ryan didn’t spin the song, only interviewed her for about 5 minutes. I don’t get it. Why the resistance to premiere her singles on his radio show? What does he have to lose by spinning the song ONCE?

  33. Ryan didn’t spin the song, only interviewed her for about 5 minutes. I don’t get it. Why the resistance to premiere her singles on his radio show? What does he have to lose by spinning the song ONCE?

    Crap. … Of course, this isn’t the first time this has happened. I guess he decides who to interview and the program director decides what music to play, and I suppose it’s likely that you can’t even play a song once without the PD’s approval. Kinda drives me nuts for the Idols this happens, too, though.

  34. alli lurker:
    02/26/2010 at 9:59 am
    Okay jordison, I haven’t seen your comment… What’s the verdict? Spill.

    OK, my delay in response is mostly because the west coast time delay factor, and other family things that had no regard for my wanting to spend all evening focusing on Allison’s performance. Still, I managed to watch it on the east coast feed (thank you Alliholics) as well as the west coast broadcast, and several times since.

    First of all, I think Allison did a great job last night. But, I agree that the house band and backup singers didn’t help her very much. I detected a little (well controlled) nervousness, but I don’t think it came across to anyone not familiar with Allison’s other performances.

    This performance was carefully blocked out – coming down the stairs, etc., and we all know that this is not the real Allison. I would have preferred a staging with Allison on a stool, with subdued lighting.

    I think her comfort zone has now become either on stage with the band or a caberet/radio station audience where she can chat a little with her audience. Believe it or not, as screwed up as the Rock the World Scars performance opening was, I loved the way she handled the situation with humor, and turned it into something positive. That aspect of Allison didn’t come out last night – but then one wouldn’t expect that to happen with a cameo performance.

    Question: What was that extra little “eh eh” thing she threw in after the first verse? Also, I wish she had waited until she had finished the song before breaking the mood with “the look” and “the point.” Still, I don’t think it detracted from the overall performance.

    All in all, I think it was great, and light years ahead of any of the contestants. I still haven’t “bonded” with any of the Season 9 folks yet. If they keep up the current level of performance, it may not happen. Actually, I was thinking that if one of the S9 folks was to show some kind of positive reaction to Allison’s performance I might be drawn to that person. But, if there was any reaction by the contestants to Allison’s performance, the camera never showed it. Of course, it’s also good that the camera never left Allison.

    Finally – Would it have hurt that much for Ryan to mention the album???

    alli lurker, does this make up for my tardiness?

    ETA – She looked great – except I still would like see both eyes. The hair over the eye bothers me, but maybe that’s just me?

  35. Scars……..like the ones from her plastic surgery from a nose thinning? It’s obvious she’s had work done to loose the ‘troll doll’ nose’….

    Song sucked…her stage mannerisms are off-putting….spastic hand movements show a nervous performer…

  36. No plastic surgery Nostradamas, just weight loss and makeup, not to mention, growing up. I guess she was too beautiful for you to believe your eyes, good.

    So, just because she’s got a record deal she’s not allowed to be nervous anymore? What were you doing at 17?

  37. Beautiful?!? Seriously?? Might want to visit the eye DR. and soon!

    At 17 I had already played the Grand Ol’ Opry…you?

  38. I guess he decides who to interview and the program director decides what music to play, and I suppose it’s likely that you can’t even play a song once without the PD’s approval.

    Isn’t Ryan some sort of Radio God by know? The dude is everywhere. My guess is that if he wants to play a song he’ll play a song.

    Scars……..like the ones from her plastic surgery from a nose thinning? It’s obvious she’s had work done to loose the ‘troll doll’ nose’….

    Ahhh, the cloak of anonymity. You are the troll. Go back to whatever child porn site you were looking at.

  39. At 17 I had already played the Grand Ol’ Opry…you?

    I don’t care what Grand Ol’ thing you have been playing with. Obviously, it didn’t work out, because you have time to come here and made silly comments about Allison’s nose.

  40. Ahhh, the cloak of anonymity. You are the troll. Go back to whatever child porn site you were looking at.

    I don’t care what Grand Ol’ thing you have been playing with. Obviously, it didn’t work out, because you have time to come here and made silly comments about Allison’s nose.

    You might want to read MJ’s rules again….and grow up while you’re at it.

    Disagree with me if you will , I don’t really care, but your personal attacks are the sign of a spoiled 14YO…

  41. I didn’t argue with your criticisms about her performance or song, because you are entitled to your opinion. Saying she has a “troll nose” is the sort of thing a troll does to stir the pot. So yes, I did not follow the following MJ rule: “Don’t feed the trolls”.
    Sue me.

    Ps. mom, she started it …

  42. Ps. mom, she started it …

    Haha

    “Take me, this is all that I’ve got, this is all that I’m not, all that I’ll ever be”

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder…to me, she’s beautiful, always has been, physically and else.

  43. spastic hand movements show a nervous performer…

    Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin…

  44. The point of jordison is that many artists, some of them considered legends by now, have displayed some unique movements which some would consider spastic or frantic. It’s just their style. Doesn’t necessarily mean they were/are nervous.
    Maybe Allison is nervous, maybe she is not. There is plenty of evidence showing that she moved like that before AI, during tour, and after. She probably toned it down during AI to avoid criticism just like yours.
    I think it’s just her style.

  45. Nostradamas:
    02/26/2010 at 4:29 pm

    ^^ and your point is?

    And my point is, Joe Cocker and Janis Joplin, IMO, were great performers with distinctive or unconventional ways of moving around while performing. I’m sure I can come up with some more names if desired.

    As to nervousness, there have been some superstars in the music industry who have had to fight panic attacks to appear before live audiences. Still, they did it. Obviously, some people think they did it well.

    Oh, here is a list:

    Ann Wilson, Marie Osmond, Cher, Michael Jackson, Alanis Morisette, Courtney Love, Donny Osmond, Aretha Franklin, Barbra Streisand, David Bowie, Lucille Ball, Jordan and Jonathon Knight (new kids on the block) Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics, Carly Simon, and for all the country music lovers Naomi Judd.

    Not saying that Allison has panic attacks, but compared to that a little nervousness isn’t so bad, is it? In fact, it can give a little adrenaline rush which can help the performance.

    ETA – Here is a link for a more complete list, including actors, artists, politicians, etc.
    http://babyboomeradvisorclub.com/2008/11/14/famous-people-with-panic-disorder-or-panic-attacks/

  46. Can you guys believe the album is at #8 iTunes pop? The regular album. And thats with the lower Idol ratings.
    Jordison, in reading your posts and you being the Alli fan that you are, I mean you saw Joplin performing live(I think I read you did); its fascinating to me how you feel Alli’s raw talent and vocal presence, as well as stage mannerisms, that you normally put Allison ahead of the greats. And you have the credentials to back it up. Unreal!

    Anyway, that idol stage really screws her up. They were all mean to her, even Kara on the most important night, rock week covering you know who. But you know what? Everybody can critic her fashion and all the nonsense in the world all day long, but nobody can touch that solid rock, locomotive voice of hers…

  47. Rub:
    02/26/2010 at 5:20 pm

    Can you guys believe the album is at #8 iTunes pop? The regular album. And thats with the lower Idol ratings.

    As I’m writing this, it’s holding at #9, right behind Justin Bieber. I hate the modern music scene. Note to iluvadamlambert – I know you like him kid, but some day you’ll recognize the error of your ways. :)

    Jordison, in reading your posts and you being the Alli fan that you are, I mean you saw Joplin performing live(I think I read you did); its fascinating to me how you feel Alli’s raw talent and vocal presence, as well as stage mannerisms, that you normally put Allison ahead of the greats. And you have the credentials to back it up. Unreal!

    Credentials? I don’t have any credentials except that I was privileged to live in the SF Bay Area in the ’60s and early ’70s and saw a lot of fantastic (and not so fantastic) live performances. I saw Joplin perform a lot of times – Fillmore, Winterland, Avalon Ballroom, free concerts in the park. She was a live person who would circulate freely with the folks, as did all the other musicians during that era. If you have a chance, try to catch some of the historical footage with Janis, such as the Biography episode, the Festival Train, and the one about Big Brother, which I believe was titled “900 Days” or something like that.

    I guess when you’ve had a chance to interact with people who’ve become icons, you tend to think of them a little differently. As a side note, some of the members of Country Joe and the Fish were friends with some of the members of my co-op house, and they used to hang around and play pool and ping pong with us. They even played at a house party for us. So, I view them differently than some people who remember them from Woodstock, or Monterey Pop, or wherever. Same thing with Janis – she was just someone from the Bay Area who could really sing.

    If you have a chance to listen to some of the very early Big Brother songs, when Janis first joined the group as lead singer, you may find it painful to hear. Little by little the band, and Janis improved. By the time Janis left Big Brother to become a headliner, Big Brother had gotten pretty darn good. Some people (including me) feel like the best of Janis was with Big Brother, not with either of the two bands that followed. I think Janis was meant to be a lead singer with a rock band, not a vocalist with a backup band.

    Nobody, but nobody, could match her for intensity or passion in her singing. But, she was on a suicide course, both personally and vocally. There is no way her voice could have held up for much longer the way she abused it. And, of course, her personal issues caused her demise, even before her vocal cords were gone. Keep in mind, Janis had a very limited singing background when she joined Big Brother. And, she only had 3 albums (actually the first album was Big Brother, not Janis).

    Allison reminds me a lot of the good parts of Janis (especially during “Crazy”), but not the negative side. That is, she is more sound vocally; and, she is not screwed up like Janis, fortunately. She evidently has a family that loves her, and she is very close with them. I don’t think she loathes herself, like Janis.

    Allison is not Janis, but she has so much potential it’s unreal. She knows and appreciates her musical heritage, and I think that is rare these days. I look at her not necessarily as she is now, but how she can be in a few years. She has such a distinctive voice, and a wonderful spirit, and it kills me when I see people trying to kill that spirit.

    And, I like her nose.

  48. She has such a distinctive voice, and a wonderful spirit, and it kills me when I see people trying to kill that spirit.

    And, I like her nose.

    Right on! I don’t get it, what do people get from putting others down I’ll never understand.

  49. There is no way her voice could have held up for much longer the way she abused it…Keep in mind, Janis had a very limited singing background when she joined Big Brother.

    Rock singers of those days were only good for a few years before cigarettes and vocal chord abuse crippled their ability to recapture what was enticing about them to begin with. They didn’t believe in vocal coaches and technic, or something simple as proper warmup. Robert Plant comes to mind when I think of vocal burnouts. The general consensus is that Plant lost it by 1972, about two-three years into Led Zeppelin. He was never the same – alternating and harmonizing for third or fourth – which didn’t have the same kick in the gut. As good as Freddie Mercury was in Night at the Opera, and truly was, he suffered from nodules, but took care of his voice a little better than Robert. Axl Rose followed Plants demise to a T, and lost his magic by 1989 – two years after their debut album – and subsequent albums sounding like a totally different singer. These guys never had formal vocal training. Some apologists shrugged it off as old age, and in reality, according to people in the know, as a vocalist ages, their sound becomes richer and softer. And they point to Pavarotti as an example of a trained tenor who got better with age.

    I think Allison has had and is getting training. She did say during the tour how much she learn to take care of her voice and how she was doing it all wrong, or something. I really don’t know. About Allison’s potential is, as you said, unreal in the years to come. She knows Joplin and Im sure she’s seen all her youtubes of her performances and the very things you talk about, and she esteems her music and performances. All by what age, 15?
    HOw old is she here ?

    I mean, she went back to Idol at the same age she left.

  50. Ah… I love it when jordison pulls up the rocking chair and tells us stories of the good old days. (Seriously, I do!)

    I would have preferred a staging with Allison on a stool, with subdued lighting.

    Me, too. That’s what I was thinking it would be. I think the walking took away some of the impact of the first lines of the song. And I always like how she pops off a stool when she starts wailing. I did, however, really like the flame background. I thought that was very cool.

    I know it is what it is, but I really wish she would have sang You Don’t Know Me or Pieces or Trouble Is last night. I don’t know if I trust all this ‘Hit Predictor’ crap.

    I’ve watched the performance a few more times today. Its funny how I enjoy it more each time I watch it. I’m always so nervous for her the first time I watch. Today I was thinking how great it is that’s she so young and she has this great opportunity during the prime of her life. She’s really fortunate.

    ETA: So what is the criteria for her to get to go out on tour? Is there a possibility that she won’t get to go?

  51. alli lurker:
    02/26/2010 at 9:12 pm
    I think the walking took away some of the impact of the first lines of the song. And I always like how she pops off a stool when she starts wailing. I did, however, really like the flame background. I thought that was very cool

    .
    You know I must have watched this performance about 6 times before I noticed that “thing” on the back of her dress. What was that? Could she even sit down with that dress? If she sat on a stool would it have recoiled and propelled her onto the judges table?

    I know it is what it is, but I really wish she would have sang You Don’t Know Me or Pieces or Trouble Is last night. I don’t know if I trust all this ‘Hit Predictor’ crap.

    Trouble Is would have been beautiful, but, in that small venue, I don’t know how she could have done the other two without being in front of the band.

    So what is the criteria for her to get to go out on tour? Is there a possibility that she won’t get to go?

    I think it’s just a question of timing. Remember, the album came out in December, and it’s still February (barely). I think it’s important when she goes on tour that she and the band are really tight with all the songs on her set list, and that’s she’s worked out any vocal or stamina issues like we think she may have encountered in New York.

    Ah… I love it when jordison pulls up the rocking chair and tells us stories of the good old days. (Seriously, I do!)

    Well, time to go soak my teeth in a glass of water.

  52. Its great that the Scars performance has given a boost to the song and the album.
    And, I am hoping Scars does better overall than FIBOU. That would set the stage nicely for TI.

  53. Is this a good sign?

    God, I hope so. Haven’t we endured enough pain?

    You know I must have watched this performance about 6 times before I noticed that “thing” on the back of her dress. What was that?

    Really? I watched it follow her into the room on the first take. I think its called ‘fashion’ (or maybe a tail). I am not a fan of the superfluous. She had to know she was asking for trouble when she put that on. Seriously.

  54. Yes, I think the Z100 program director mention in EW is a hugely good sign — seems like extremely strong evidence that they’re going to add it — which frankly surprises me, since I don’t think it fits at all in the Top 40 wasteland — it seems to me like an obvious HAC/AC hit that could cross over to Top 40 if it blows up.

    Anyway, I about fell off the couch when my wife showed that page to me when our copy of EW arrived today. Of course, I had already fallen off the couch seeing the US score 6 goals on Finland in less than 13 minutes — and then I fell off again when Slovakia almost tied Canada tonight. It’s been a bruising day!

    About that whole nervousness / panic attack thing — as far as I know, the king of that is Brian Wilson, the genius behind the Beach Boys and, IMO, the last of the great pop harmony writers. As I recall, he ended up In His Room (BB song reference) for years when he hit the point where he couldn’t take it anymore. With great genius comes great vulnerability, I guess.

    And it seems that every ex-Idol who comes back to perform says that they freak out because of the memories of being judged there — it’s not just Allison.

  55. One way you can tell Alli is nervous is by the sound of her voice, because you can’t go by hand movements. That’s her signature move, I would be upset if she stopped doing those things.

  56. jordison
    Is this a good sign?
    http://twitpic.com/15id1b

    Very nice!

    ALR
    God, I hope so. Haven’t we endured enough pain?

    LOL. Sometimes I feel like one of the hardcore Cleveland Indian fans of the movie Major League, beating our drums to cheer her on when others have ignored her. Soon we’ll be surrounded by the masses! :-)

  57. I hope that entertainment weekly article is right and I kind of love that Allison is the main artist in the page, being Allison with her thumbs up.

    As for “the tail”, it wouldn’t be Allison if whatever she was wearing didn’t have something a little weird to it. She’s not normal, come on, look at that hair. Even if I personally would never wear that dress with the tail, I get it, it’s all about being a little out there and memorable. Also, take a look at the back of that dress: http://www.twitpic.com/15mfmg

  58. Btw fellas, I can’t het enough of the Scars she performed Thursday night. Stage presence alone and how she gets into the song, and how in this version her tone is a little different but just as strong.
    I’m gonna grab the Mp3 from the YouTube that’s floating around. I played it 100 and too many times already.

  59. Rub:
    02/27/2010 at 4:33 am

    That’s her signature move, I would be upset if she stopped doing those things.

    Speaking of signature moves, what ever happened to that cute little foot stomp thing she used to do? I really liked that. Did she trade it in for t-rex arm? I liked the foot stomp better…

    PRMari:
    02/27/2010 at 6:55 am

    As for “the tail”, it wouldn’t be Allison if whatever she was wearing didn’t have something a little weird to it. She’s not normal, come on, look at that hair. Even if I personally would never wear that dress with the tail, I get it, it’s all about being a little out there and memorable.

    You’re probably right, but I don’t think she needs to do it. Only crappy singers need that. Her singing is plenty memorable – and the hair, of course. I’d still prefer that she look more cool than goofy. I thought she would have looked perfect on Thursday if she had left off the tail. But overall I thought it was way better than her other TV appearances.

  60. BTW

    LoveDaRocker:
    *fingers crossed* don’t dress like Cyndi Lauper, no hair over the face …

    Check and check.
    I think the tail is pretty cool. She can be awesome and show personality with her outfit. As pretty as she would look in a “little black dress”, it might be a bit too bland for her persona. Its not her.

  61. Yes, she’s gorge too.
    If somebody said to me 2 years ago that I was going to be a huge fan of an American Idol singer, and, buy two copies of her album, and an iTunes Deluxe version as well, I would’ve gotten very offended bordering on swinging the person for saying such ridiculous statement. Most of you are probably big fans of the show and see this scenario every year, but I can’t help and wonder how fans of the show can go back the following year and fall for another idol. Its beyond my scope of comprehension. I watched two nights last week and the new contestants did nothing for me. I still feel pretty crapy for tuning in though.

    I have feeling Alli will be going to Asia in the near future.

  62. Rub:
    02/27/2010 at 8:43 am

    Btw fellas, I can’t get enough of the Scars she performed Thursday night. Stage presence alone and how she gets into the song, and how in this version her tone is a little different but just as strong.
    I’m gonna grab the Mp3 from the YouTube that’s floating around. I played it 100 and too many times already.

    Yes, the more I watch it the more impressed I am with her performance. Only thing – I’m still not quite used to that eheheh right before the drums kick in. What was that? Kinda under the breath – it didn’t seem to be done with a whole lot of conviction.

    As far as the tone, I think it was just right for this TV performance. I think the very slow, reflective, acoustic version, which is fantastic for radio stations, cabarets, etc., would not have come across very well in this venue. She cranked up the intensity level just right. And, the camera coverage really worked wonderfully for her.

    I only hope that this wasn’t just a temporary bump in sales, but that it can be sustained.

    As for the single, I know it’s too late, but I wish Allison could re-record Scars. We know she had a cold during the studio session, and she wasn’t too happy with the vocals. Although I think the album cut is still very good, her vocals have improved so much since then. And, one major pet peeve of my wife (second to screaming or singing from the throat): her vocal coach would’ve strung any of her students up by the toes if they ever sang “choo” instead of “you.” The recorded version has a “choo” in it, but Allison very clearly sings “you” now. Probably a factor was her cold that day. Anyway, I doubt many people other than my wife care about this. Still an excellent recording.

  63. If somebody said to me 2 years ago that I was going to be a huge fan of an American Idol singer, and, buy two copies of her album, and an iTunes Deluxe version as well, I would’ve gotten very offended bordering on swinging the person for saying such ridiculous statement. Most of you are probably big fans of the show and see this scenario every year, but I can’t help and wonder how fans of the show can go back the following year and fall for another idol. Its beyond my scope of comprehension. I watched two nights last week and the new contestants did nothing for me. I still feel pretty crapy for tuning in though.

    I completely get you. I don’t get it either. I can’t go back to Idol now, none of the singers do nothing for me. I was never a big fan, in fact I only got to watch a few times on season 7 and I became a fan of David Cook, bought his album, like it, don’t LOVE it like I do Allison’s. Me watching Idol last year was an accident. I only watched because they auditioned in Puerto Rico and Jorge Nunez made the cut. I came for Jorge and stayed for Allison. She did something for me that no other singer has done in a looooong time. She had the right combination of talent, tone of voice, personality and she was latina to boot. I have bought a few copies of her album to give away and I have both iTunes Deluxe as well as physical copies for myself.

    I have to say that watching the results show, all of those girls just looked so generic and bland to me, it’s not even funny. Nobody can compare to Allison’s colorful personality and distinctive talent.

  64. Rub:
    02/27/2010 at 6:00 pm
    If somebody said to me 2 years ago that I was going to be a huge fan of an American Idol singer, and, buy two copies of her album, and an iTunes Deluxe version as well, I would’ve gotten very offended bordering on swinging the person for saying such ridiculous statement. Most of you are probably big fans of the show and see this scenario every year, but I can’t help and wonder how fans of the show can go back the following year and fall for another idol. Its beyond my scope of comprehension. I watched two nights last week and the new contestants did nothing for me.

    I know what you’re saying. My wife and I have watched Idol some seasons, and not others, and we feel absolutely no obligation to “adopt” a contestant. If it happens, fine. If not, fine, and we may or may not watch just for entertainment or curiosity.

    My wife loves Carrie Underwood, but we didn’t watch Idol at all that year. We discovered her after the fact, and through youtube. We both like Jordin Sparks a lot – and I admit she’s very different from Allison. But, she’s a sweet kid (more conservative than us) with a good heart and a great set of pipes who loves to sing just for the joy of it.

    We liked the two Davids pretty much equally.

    Although I honestly can say right now I don’t see anyone in Season 9 to get excited about, would it be terrible for me to say I hope the winner is not a teenage girl, because it might set back 19E’s promotion of Allison? No, I can’t say that, because it wouldn’t be very nice (does “ethical” apply here, where I’m concerned?) So, I take back this statement. (Hope I don’t forget to delete it)

    And, don’t feel weird about your purchases Rub. I bought FIBOU, the single when it came out on iTunes by mistake, felt guilty, didn’t want to negatively impact the numbers, and purchased it a second time when it officially came out. I bought the iTunes Deluxe pre-order album, 4 CD copies, the FIBOU video, and, I just purchased Scars again from the album I already own. Even iTunes gives me the “are you crazy – you already own this – are you sure you want to do this?” message. And, I still feel guilty that I haven’t done more to help Allison out. If my wife knew I did this she would have me committed.

    ETA – And, Go Bears! Pac 10 champions!

  65. I truly believe in Allison and her amazing gift. Last season was pretty dissapointing, I really didn’t feel any special conection with any contestant but with Allison. When her album came out I was really satisfied with the result. I think Allison is a shooting star that has a long way to go, and much more talent to give away. But it’s a shame that her album hasn’t done well on chart. I’ll always support Allison, she is so unique and incredibly talented.

  66. Allison’s is the first Idol album I purchased. I bought Adam’s because I got it from Amazon for 99 cents. Can’t really say it was a super deal.
    I can see myself buying Crystal’s when it comes out.
    Like PRM, I got into Season 8 because of Jorge Nunez, who lives about 10 miles from my own hometown in PR. Stayed for Allison.

  67. David Cook and Allison are the only Idol Albums I’ve ever bought. I like Cook and I like Allison, together and separate, would love a duet and I’m pretty sure Allison would love that too ;)

  68. I heard about Kelly, Carrie, Daughtry, Bo and I vaguely remember the “Davids.” I tried to get into Daughtry after reading in this blog, but I got bored real quick. Cook a little better, but thats not saying much, and mostly after reading around here while waiting for anything Allison.

    jordison:
    02/27/2010 at 6:40 pm
    And, don’t feel weird about your purchases Rub. I bought FIBOU, the single when it came out on iTunes by mistake, felt guilty, didn’t want to negatively impact the numbers, and purchased it a second time when it officially came out. I bought the iTunes Deluxe pre-order album, 4 CD copies, the FIBOU video, and, I just purchased Scars again from the album I already own. Even iTunes gives me the “are you crazy – you already own this – are you sure you want to do this?” message.

    lol, thats funny jordison.
    I forgot I did buy 2 copies of the FIBOU singles, one from Amazon and iTunes. lol
    I guess iTunes is gonna question my intelligence when I go and purchase a copy of Scars too. Im gonna have to click the buy button anyway.
    The thing about the show is just, that. A TV show. Its totally different from DWTS in that when its over, it ends there, period. Idol, if you connected to a contestant on a personal level, youre trapped, because you want more, you know. Its like preseason, then you want your team to have a good year and qualify for the playoffs and a chance to play in the Superbowl. I can’t root for another team the following year? Thats where I am at this juncture.

    blood_haywire:
    02/27/2010 at 6:48 pm
    But it’s a shame that her album hasn’t done well on chart. I’ll always support Allison, she is so unique and incredibly talented.

    Me too. I don’t care what happens anymore. I’ll do whatever I can to support her, even contacting the local media. Not that Im crazy or anything. =P

  69. Hey LoveDaRocker, I actually liked Nunez over Anoop, you know that?
    And yes, I would buy an Alli/Cook duet in a heart beat.
    Ive said this before, if it happens(I think its inevitable) it would be historic. It would be nice if by then Allison has a bigger and broader audience and everybody can agree of its magnitude.

  70. Rub:
    02/27/2010 at 8:07 pm
    The thing about the show is just, that. A TV show. Its totally different from DWTS in that when its over, it ends there, period. Idol, if you connected to a contestant on a personal level, youre trapped, because you want more, you know. Its like preseason, then you want your team to have a good year and qualify for the playoffs and a chance to play in the Superbowl. I can’t root for another team the following year? Thats where I am at this juncture.

    I wish that Idol was like DWTS or SYTYCD – the contestants compete for a prize, cash or a mirror ball, and that’s it. 19E would have the option, but not be required, to sign the winner. With SYTYCD the winner gets money, but there is no implication that he/she is a better dancer than the finalists. Just the public favorite. Many of the runners-up have gone on to major accomplishments in dance – never are they considered “losers.” Chelsie Hightower finished fifth her season, but she’s the one who got the job on DWTS. Adam Shankman hired a bunch of SYTYCD alums for the upcoming Oscars, most of whom were not winners. But with Idol there seems to be the “loser” stigma that singers have to overcome. Maybe some exceptions in some years when #2 was upset by the winner (e.g., Adam, David A.), but for the most part I think this is true.

    Of course, there are always Jennifer Hudson and Daughtry. Still, I think these are exceptions.

    As for rooting for my team, I’ve been waiting for 45 years for my college team to make it to the Rose Bowl. I still root for them every year and hope to live long enough to see the day.

    Damn Texas Longhorns!

  71. Yes, the more I watch it the more impressed I am with her performance. Only thing – I’m still not quite used to that eheheh right before the drums kick in. What was that? Kinda under the breath – it didn’t seem to be done with a whole lot of conviction.

    Now that you mention it, I actually went GULP when it happened. I was a little nervous for her and thought that was the jitters that made Alli do that. But after further analyzing the whole rearrangement, I came to the conclusion that it was something Rickey might have suggested.
    Boy, that band is something else, exuding so much talent to memorize the song along with a bunch of songs every week. A dream gig for the musicians no doubt.

    As far as the tone, and the TV performance, I think they upped the key for this one. it sounded sharper, as in a sharp scale to enhance the overall sound. Its a testament to Allison and her ability to adjust to the scale and bust it out flawless. Allison can do this, and her versatility goes unnoticed, and I think she was one of the few last season to accomplish this at will. The other one that can do that is Adam, but even he had pitch issues at times. You really can’t ask Kris to do this change or the other guys without time and training. Which brings me to the issues in FIBOU live performances. Its puzzling. JohnM, your thoughts?

    The performance was outstanding in my view – she was in a zone – like a quarterback picking apart the defense. I thought she impressed the auditorium and the viewing public as well. I think the only fear was the judges for her, because no contestant present can intimidate her. She was in a different class. Now last years show, that was a different group all together. If I was Cook or Archuletta going back to Idol, I’d be crapping in my pants singing not just in front of the judges, but Adam, Allison, Danny(like it or not, guy has a big voice), and musician Kris. Intimidating bunch.

  72. Hey LoveDaRocker, I actually liked Nunez over Anoop, you know that?

    Well, Nunez simply did not have the musical chops. He has a Marc Anthony-style big voice, and he can sing, but didn’t know what to do with Michael Jackson’s catalog.
    For me (for him), he should have rearranged one of MJ’s songs as Salsa. Think “Oye Como Va” with Billy Jean lyrics. He could have gotten, at least, a slot on the tour.
    I like Anoop. Didn’t get to see enough of Nunez to objectively compare.

  73. Rub: Most of you are probably big fans of the show and see this scenario every year, but I can’t help and wonder how fans of the show can go back the following year and fall for another idol.

    Count me as another non-Idol-fan. I keep half an ear on it if I’m in the room while my wife is watching (she started in the middle of Cook’s season), which is how I discovered Allison. I haven’t seen much this year, but I was pretty impressed the other night by Siobhan — I think she’s got a lot of potential — and I also like some pre-Idol stuff by Casey that my wife checked out. I enjoy Crystal too. But yeah, Allison took ’em all to school of course.

    jordison: As for the single, I know it’s too late, but I wish Allison could re-record Scars. We know she had a cold during the studio session, and she wasn’t too happy with the vocals.

    You know I agree with that. I think her delivery was great, but I want that rich tone that was missing (due, I suspect, not just to the illness but to the way they recorded her).

    Only thing – I’m still not quite used to that eheheh right before the drums kick in. What was that?

    It was just Allison doing her typical embellishment. I really have no idea what you guys are on about. I didn’t take any special notice of it because it’s just what she does.

    Rub: As far as the tone, and the TV performance, I think they upped the key for this one.

    Nope — I checked, and it’s the same key as on the album.

    Speaking of such things, I like Dave’s chord-progression change in the chorus so much, and I’m so used to it by now, that it was kind of jarring to me to hear the band do it the original way.

    You really can’t ask Kris to do this change or the other guys without time and training.

    Well, it just depends on whether the chosen key is comfortably within the singer’s range. If it is, then it’s a no-brainer — or perhaps a “no-strainer”??

    Which brings me to the issues in FIBOU live performances. Its puzzling. JohnM, your thoughts?

    I still have no explanation for those problems other than a bad monitor mix. As with Kris and, for the most part, Adam, she just doesn’t miss, so that’s the only thing I can figure.

    If I was Cook or Archuletta going back to Idol, I’d be crapping in my pants singing not just in front of the judges, but Adam, Allison, Danny(like it or not, guy has a big voice), and musician Kris.

    Oh, I wouldn’t say that at all. Both Davids have huge voices and are very talented, and Cook is an all-around musical talent and really really impressive singer who deserved the big success he achieved. Speaking of which…

    jordison: But with Idol there seems to be the “loser” stigma that singers have to overcome. Maybe some exceptions in some years when #2 was upset by the winner (e.g., Adam, David A.), but for the most part I think this is true.

    I think all the evidence (most reliably the iTunes leaks) indicates that Cook’s win was not an upset, but a freight train that picked up so much momentum by the last few weeks that his win was probably a foregone conclusion to those who had the numbers. I think the show did a good job of perpetuating the mythology that Archie was the front-runner.

  74. Guys, I know registering and posting on a gazillion boards isn’t comfortable but, seeing as how here the posts keep on moving and going off the page, would you be interested in checking out the boards over at the Alliholics site? http://www.alliholics.com/forum/ All Allison, all the time ;) and it’s much easier to use than her official site board, which is a nightmare. There’s even a Spanish section over there.

  75. Well, the only reason I hadn’t registered at Alliholics yet is because I was out of commission for a couple of weeks. I’m in now. Maybe it’ll turn out to be what I’ve been hoping her official site would be — at least someone’s paying attention there!

  76. Right now Scars (Deluxe) is #76 on iTunes Pop chart. Album (basic) is #17 Pop and #72 overall.

    PRMari, you wouldn’t be LulaSan would you?

  77. You know, charting that way is a wakeup call for the label. Promo equals sales, even being pimped 2nd to Kris on the lowest rating night of the year. Her Deluxe version is charting better than the other two. A sign of how the material weighs in the grand scheme of things.

  78. PRMari, you wouldn’t be LulaSan would you?

    That’d be me over on IDF and the Alliholics site. Who are you when I’m gone? ;) Are you over on IDF too?

  79. PRMari:
    02/28/2010 at 10:47 pm
    That’d be me over on IDF and the Alliholics site. Who are you when I’m gone? ;) Are you over on IDF too?

    Mostly I just hang out here on MJ’s – it’s plenty to keep me busy. But, I’m also registered on Allison’s site. IDF was closed to new registrants during the Idol Tour, but I finally registered there late last fall. I don’t think I’ve ever posted there though.

    I use jordison on all of these boards – otherwise I’d just confuse myself.

    BTW – I think I’m still me when you’re gone.

  80. Okay, time to obsess… You know what I love most about the Idol performance? Close ups!! I forgot how they really zoom in on the performer’s face. I also love that head toss she does after she sings “and I’m not sure that’s what I want to be…” (she does that in the AOL TI video, too.) I also really like how she looks right before she sings “Did I say something stupid?” at at the end of the song.

    I don’t mind when she sticks her chin out at the end of the song, but I really don’t like how she accentuates the ‘k’ in mistake or how she points her finger at something. I wish it didn’t end like that. I also can’t watch the Ryan part. (Awkward Interview Part II.)

    If you want to watch again…

    http://video.yahoo.com/watch/7048338/18337580

    P.S. I looked at the Alliholics site… Still not feelin’ it.

  81. She said she was going to give him another awkward interview and she delivered.

  82. I’m ashamed to admit that I watched the spanish FIBOU AOL Session for the first time today. It’s a lot of fun! So much energy. Why isn’t she huge already?

  83. PRMari:
    03/01/2010 at 7:31 pm

    She said she was going to give him another awkward interview and she delivered.

    Yep, she sure did!

    That reminds me of something else I wanted to say (blah, blah, blah)… I think she can drop the references to last season now. I wondered if most people knew what she was talking about when she mentioned the awkward interview (other than those of us who pay such close attention). And I thought the song was clearly directed at Simon. (I think that’s why she smiled at him after the one time she sang “do you know how hard I’ve tried…”) I don’t think it earned her any sympathy from the audience and I don’t think she needs to burn any bridges there. Hopefully she didn’t.

    Time to move up and away!

  84. PRMari:
    03/01/2010 at 7:31 pm

    She said she was going to give him another awkward interview and she delivered.

    It bothers me that there have been some comments that people think she was rude for not offering any real advice to the contestants when Ryan asked. Unfortunate, because in one of the behind the scenes clips she mentions that she had talked to some of them before the show and told them that they probably would never get used to the nervous stomach before the show – so they better toughen up and learn to deal with it (or words to that effect). Still, the TV audience had no way of knowing that Allison talked with them. I wish she had just said the same thing she’s said before in about 1000 interviews, “be true to yourself.” My guess though is that most of them (except Bowersox) probably don’t even know what that means.

    alli lurker:
    P.S. I looked at the Alliholics site… Still not feelin’ it.

    I’m quite comfortable over here, and like the open forum, but if we encounter a real dry stretch the most current Alli thread could end up being 50 pages back. So, I think it’s good to have a “home base.” But, I don’t intend to stop coming here. (Unless my wife threatens to divorce me :))

    Anybody have any idea when the next Allison event is coming up? I hope Alli isn’t just sitting home eating mac and cheese and watching I Love Lucy right now.

  85. Ryan didn’t really ask her to give the contestants any advice though.

  86. jordison:
    03/01/2010 at 7:53 pm

    It bothers me that there have been some comments that people think she was rude for not offering any real advice to the contestants when Ryan asked.

    I think if you asked her right after that ‘interview’ about what was said, she’d probably have no clue. She just seemed too nervous to register what was happening. Its really too bad because it all goes back to the likability issue. The good news is that nobody said she looked 40, and nobody said she looked too poppy (that’s usually me!), and nobody said she had too much makeup on or that her hair was crazy. She looked really, really good. Even the tail thing was pretty much a non-issue. Some people said stuff about her hand movements, but I didn’t think that was OTT at all. I thought it was a really good performance and I think she’s making great progress.

    Anybody have any idea when the next Allison event is coming up? I hope Alli isn’t just sitting home eating mac and cheese and watching I Love Lucy right now.

    Okay this is the thing that’s making me crazy. Idol was a big deal, but other than that, its been really small stuff for her (lately, anyway). What’s up with that? I saw Danny on my local news this morning. (He talked – a lot – about the backstory stuff, btw.) He’ll be here in May with Sugarland doing a whole big tour – and this is right after his album is released. I really hope that Allison can get out there and tour with somebody or at least get out there and sing with a band. I hope they have some promo plans for the new single. I really don’t get the lack of promo and the secrecy. I would love to know what they’re thinking.

    I actually contemplated going to see her in Kansas (I put it in mapquest and orbitz), but now it sounds like she’s not going to appear there. How come? (Actually I don’t blame her. Wichita is pretty dreary from what I’ve seen.) Hopefully she has something better planned.

  87. I think if you asked her right after that ‘interview’ about what was said, she’d probably have no clue. She just seemed too nervous to register what was happening. Its really too bad because it all goes back to the likability issue.

    I agree, she was too nervous to register and formulate an answer. Surely she would love to have that moment back. It’s tough for her. The good news that she channels all her energy on the performance and to us and real fans of honest music can appreciate that.

    I feel that if you have to talk a certain way to people in order to get them to like your music then you don’t want them as fans of your music. Maybe Buble or country music. Stuff I don’t know about

  88. I feel that if you have to talk a certain way to people in order to get them to like your music then you don’t want them as fans of your music.

    Wrong. That’s like saying that you don’t need to advertise if you believe your product is better than the competition. Marketing works. You always need to find the best way to market yourself in the business you are in. Sometimes it has little to do with that business, but simply shows that you are a person your clients would like to work with.

    With respect to Alli, she is either too reserved or simply doesn’t have much to say, or both. Even when strictly speaking about music, she rarely brings up her (very interesting) past, and seems uncomfortable when someone else does (see La Princesa Del Mariachi episode with Jim Cantiello; see also any reference to her Quinceanera sting). So, after speaking for about 2 minutes about Idol and her album, interviewers simply run out of things to talk about.

    IMO, she needs to show she is not just a pretty face and an awesome musical talent. She needs to be able to clearly articulate a message related to something else she cares about so that people not only like her music, but care about her.

    Kris is doing that with the Haiti situation (not implying he is faking it, as he has a history of missionary work). Adam is doing it with music for schools (after milking the gay thing as far as he could). Danny has that inspirational thing going on, which news stations and radio stations eat up (I don’t think Danny is faking it either).

    For example, she clearly cares about animals. She could go beyond how many times her dogs have pooped on her floor to, for example, talk about shelters and the escalating needs triggered by the current economic downturn.

    She did a PSA once about abused Children. True, she was an actress in the gig, not a singer, but its something she probably cares about too (who doesn’t!).

    I am not asking her to fake anything. These are things she cares about, or has shown some love for. Use your celebrity to raise awareness, and at the same time, show your fans another side of you.

    Just my opinion of how the business works. And I brought it up because some have been complaining about her lack of interviews, or her awkward interviews. I don’t care. I will follow.

  89. Allison’s lack of promo strikes me as Jive’s lack of money. They released the single last week but without a music video, without a radio add date or officially releasing the single to iTunes. So, it’s like we know this is her second single, but it’s still not out there as a single yet.

    She has something for March 10 lined up and she’s also singing the national anthem at the LA Marathon on March 21st. She’ll also be on the cover of Latina Magazine in May. That’s all I’ve got so far. The cancellation of her Kansas thing, hopefully means she has something else for that date and had to cancel but we don’t know.

    You guys have to remember that Allison is still after all a 17 year old girl. She’s not media savvy yet and frankly, I think she’s rather shy when it comes to her personal life. She just doesn’t seem to be the type of person that likes to bring attention to herself. She’s just a kid that loves to sing and is good at it. If someone is at fault here, it’s her management. They should know all these things about her and exploit them. Maybe she just thinks nobody would care to know those things about her.

  90. New info, she WILL be performing in the Wichita thing. They just added Flo Rida to the line up and needed room in the promo, so since he’s a bigger name than her (for God only knows what reason), she got bumped out of the promo >:[

  91. As uber fans, we know that Allison has been getting better and better in her interviews. I think the Idol thing was just extremely nerve wracking. I’m not sure that at this young of age she needs to have a ’cause’. She just needs to calm her nerves a bit.

    I also don’t think there’s much mystery to her personal life. I think there’s just a lot of mac and cheese, I Love Lucy, and doing anything she could to get ready for Idol. That was her goal. She might just think her story is boring.

    I wonder if she ever thought about what would happen once she got past Idol… I really wonder if all of this is just too much for her right now. Its a lot for a 17-year-old to deal with.

  92. PRM – Allison’s lack of promo strikes me as Jive’s lack of money.

    I bet you’re right.

    Danny’s doing a free concert in Milwaukee. It would be great for Allison to do something like that, but I don’t think Jive would pay for it.

  93. She’s not comfortable pimping herself or enjoys the spot light other than what matters to her the most, music. When she had to do GMA, when she had to pack, she twitted that she hated it. I dig that about her. I know it’s not commercially smart, but Im weird like that. Let the music speak for itself and be honest, authentic with integrity solely on your music. If you have to sell it with words or act a certain way, then it ain’t worth it. In her Vevo interview, her favorite mv was the performance kind and not the drama-acted kind. Can she be anymore real? Shes hitting all angles with me I’m telling you. The monumental reason she’s not selling records is lack of radio spins, simple.

    In all reality, she’s never express the hunger to be a big star, like say for instance, Adam. She’s gonna be fine no matter what happens. It’s always wise, as a fan and as reasonable person, to remember she’s only 17.

  94. Rub, agree with you 100%, that’s all I will say. I think you hit the nail on the head on all accounts.

    BTW, it’s kind of depressing down here in the basement, why don’t you guys come and join jordison, LoveDaRocker and me over on the Alliholics board? All Allison, all the time…if we get people to post over there.

  95. Rub
    I know it’s not commercially smart, but Im weird like that. Let the music speak for itself and be honest, authentic with integrity solely on your music. If you have to sell it with words or act a certain way, then it ain’t worth it.

    I hear ya. As I said at the end of my earlier post, I don’t care about the non-music stuff. If she keeps rocking, I’ll keep buying.
    But, are there enough people like us out there?

  96. Does it matter? If she can carve a niche and cater to that group of people that just want the music, she’ll be fine. She doesn’t have to be a superstar in order to make a living making music.

  97. Don’t get me wrong, I think she’s got the talent and the determination to be a superstar but I’m not sure she’s got the desire to go into all the BS that comes with being and acting like a “superstar” these days.

  98. I gotcha.
    She is in a good position because she has time on her side (and talent, of course). She can go through a slow and steady burn and be a superstar on her own terms. Easier said than done though, mainly because of the unpredictability of the business.

  99. I hope that she sells some music and I hope she can tour.

    I love that she’s quirky, I hope that she’s kind, and I’d be happy if she dropped the gangster-speak. But her performances are the most important thing. Its what she does best.

    I think because of her age she needs good people around her and I think she needs some talented people to collaborate with on her music. I think she did well on Idol with Kris and Adam’s help – especially Kris. I think Kris was responsible for ‘Crazy’, which is now one of my favorite Allison moments. I could see Kris focusing on song-writing and producing in the future. I think he’s talented that way.

  100. I’ll go to Alliholics if/when alli lurker goes too.
    Yeah, I’ll register soon enough. When I went though – to check it out – it seemed the board chokes from lack of bandwidth.

  101. Rub:
    03/03/2010 at 7:07 am

    I’ll go to Alliholics if/when alli lurker goes too.

    Gee, now I feel like I’m causing a rift and I’m not even doing anything!

    I dunno, I just like it here – even in the basement. Aren’t basements the funnest part of the house? That’s where the pool table, the bar, and the big screen TV’s are! And besides, Rub just got here – I think its his first time in the basement.

    Maybe I’ll go to the Alliholic’s site someday. (Admitting you have a problem is the first step.)

    Meanwhile… why isn’t Allison tweeting? I need a happy, goofy, joyful tweet from her. Me and 50,000 other people….

  102. LoveDaRocker: I don’t care about the non-music stuff. If she keeps rocking, I’ll keep buying.
    But, are there enough people like us out there?

    Yes — if she can just get the spins, as Rub indicated.

    The Columbus OH top 40 station already added Scars yesterday, which is pretty good for a song that hasn’t been officially released yet.

    I’m registered over at Alliholics but haven’t posted yet — still very busy catching up on life. I used up all my posting time last night schooling people about diabetes on the Crystal Bowersox thread. It’s depressing how insensitive some people can be.

  103. What do you mean the Alliholics site has a bandwidth problem? Not that I’d know what you’re talking about but I’m curious.

  104. alli lurker:
    03/03/2010 at 12:10 pm
    Maybe I’ll go to the Alliholic’s site someday. (Admitting you have a problem is the first step.)

    Meanwhile… why isn’t Allison tweeting? I need a happy, goofy, joyful tweet from her. Me and 50,000 other people….

    alli lurker:
    Nobody is asking you to give up MJ’s. I like this site also, and plan to stay around. It’s just that alliholics gives you more opportunity to go off topic, start your own thread, etc. Right now technically we should be discussing the Scars single cover. (Thank you MJ…)You can easily toggle back and forth between the two sites, and really it shouldn’t result in spending any more time posting.

    Anyway, I’ll always check MJ’s because I’m interested in lots of the other stuff that gets posted. I also like “fresh new faces” popping into Allison threads.

    As to the tweets – I think my main gripe about following someone on Twitter is that we start to have expectations as to frequency and content. For example, if a celebrity doesn’t tweet about the earthquakes in Haiti or Chile one might assume, incorrectly, that that person doesn’t care. If an ex-Olympian makes no mention of the Winter Olympics, one might assume that person has some kind of gripe. But – I share your concern, because normally Allison would have tweeted some little thing by now. I hope she’s just busy doing something fun.

  105. JohnM:
    03/03/2010 at 12:14 pm
    I used up all my posting time last night schooling people about diabetes on the Crystal Bowersox thread. It’s depressing how insensitive some people can be.

    Yes, blogs, message boards, YouTube, etc. can sometimes sour you on the human race. I guess it takes all kinds.

  106. alli lurker:
    03/03/2010 at 12:10 pm
    Meanwhile… why isn’t Allison tweeting? I need a happy, goofy, joyful tweet from her. Me and 50,000 other people….

    Here are 3 today:

    # @NiyaD hahahahha!!!! oh my god!! Hahahaha u need to record that!! about 4 hours ago via Echofon in reply to NiyaD

    # Soldier of Love – Sade about 3 hours ago via Echofon

    # Bid here to win a Habitat hardhat and help rebuild http://bit.ly/h4hai about 3 hours ago via Echofon

    alli lurker, she must read your posts. :)

  107. jordison:
    03/03/2010 at 5:42 pm

    alli lurker, she must read your posts. :)

    No doubt… its like I told you, the basement is where its at! :)

    But seriously, its good to know she’s alive.

  108. I have a confession to make:
    Im watching Idol
    dang you Alli, its your fault. lol

  109. I’m not watching Idol, I hate the judges blatant manipulation and how they mistreated Allison last year and are now slobbering all over girls who aren’t half as good as she is.

  110. PRMari:
    03/03/2010 at 11:35 pm

    I’m not watching Idol, I hate the judges blatant manipulation and how they mistreated Allison last year and are now slobbering all over girls who aren’t half as good as she is.

    Well I’ve been watching in a disinterested way, but I have to admit that Crystal Bowersox was pretty good tonight. And, she is so different from Allison that I don’t have a problem liking her.

    The one thing I would not like to see happen is for a young teenage girl to win, as 19E would be obligated to promote her stronger than Allison after this season. I know this is a “selfish” consideration, but I don’t really care for the teenage girls this year anyway. There is one in particular who bugs me, but I won’t say who.

  111. OK, I just watched the video of Crystal Bowersox again, and I still think it was very good. However, I noticed someone had commented that Crystal sang Piece of My Heart, channeling Janis Joplin, and in that person’s opinion Crystal was the only person who could sing Joplin songs as well as Janis. Referred to a YouTube clip.

    Those are fighting words.

    Well, I’m sorry, but I checked it out, and I found this version painful. There is no way she comes close to Allison singing JJ songs.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZB2HD7CnUI8

  112. These girls can’t hold a candle to Allison. The judges were pretty brutal that some girl cried I think, but there were some misguided praise. I guess because they were horrible and the bad ones got undeserving praise.
    I wasn’t really into it – more like background music while doing other things.

  113. Rub:
    03/03/2010 at 9:47 pm

    I have a confession to make:
    Im watching Idol
    dang you Alli, its your fault. lol

    Haha Rub! They got you! I’ve watched Idol since Season 2. So far, I think this season is awful.

    I have to admit that I am resentful of Crystal. Here she is, this year’s rocker chick, getting full pimpage. Allison never got that. She had to fight for everything she got. I thought Crystal’s performance last night was good, but her voice is nowhere near as good as Allison’s. She may be more of an artist musically than Allison is (she’s also 7 years older). That’s why I think Allison needs to collaborate with someone – but maybe I haven’t seen enough to know for sure.

    I totally thought Didi was trying to be Allison last night – and failed miserably. And that last girl (I call her Shaboigan in my head) hit that note? Sounded like the ‘scream on’ note to me.

  114. I’m looking forward to tonight’s group number. Last week’s was hilarious. The group numbers might turn out to be the best part of the season – mainly for their comedic value.

    Gokey’s on tonight. Next week we’ll see one or two guys try to imitate him.

    You know, everyone talks about how brutal the Top 36 format was last year, but I think I preferred it. They got rid of the bad people right away and we didn’t have to hear a bad singer sing a bad song twice. The Top 24 format may be what is making this season look so bad. I guess time will tell.

  115. I have to admit that I am resentful of Crystal

    Dont feel lonely with those feelings, I too feel the same.

    I noticed all these have good interviewing skills, but stage performance wise they’re woefully awkward. Even the ones with guitar on hand – they can’t command the stage and own it like Allison did. They can say what they want about Allis interview skills, but when it comes to handling the stage, she exuded confidence and that rocker mannerism that Slash pointed out. She got in a zone even in those early performances. She was so strong so good that the judges couldn’t knock the vocals or the performance but were left to attack her wardrobe, likability, beg, talk more and stuff like that. They had their favorites.

    That’s my assesment so far.

  116. alli lurker:
    03/04/2010 at 10:06 am
    I have to admit that I am resentful of Crystal. Here she is, this year’s rocker chick, getting full pimpage.

    Is she a rocker chick? I can’t imagine her doing Holiday, Pieces, No One Else, or any number of other of Allison’s songs. Forget about it. And, Piece of My Heart – forget about it. But, I liked what she did last night. And, as for the pimpage, I admire her guts performing like she did after her medical emergency.

    The one that bothers me the most is Katy Stevens. There, I said it. She’s 16, and they’re treating her in ways they never treated Allison. It would drive me crazy if she’d win and they’d have to promote her as the next teenage wonder girl. Fortunately, she’s not exactly tearing up the stage right now.

  117. jordison:
    03/04/2010 at 12:13 pm

    Is she a rocker chick? I can’t imagine her doing Holiday, Pieces, No One Else, or any number of other of Allison’s songs.

    I think so, yes – she just has a different style. If they were performing at Woodstock, Crystal would be Crosby, Stills and Nash, and Allison would be Janis. I don’t dislike Crystal, I’m just jealous of the pimpage. And I don’t think the health issue should have any part in it.

    I’m not concerned about Katie Stevens. I think she’s annoying, and I don’t think she feels the songs. I do think she sings well, and she may make it to the Top 10, but I don’t think she’ll win.

    Rub – Totally agree about Allison owning the stage. Nobody comes close this year.

    ETA: The person who I really don’t like is Katelyn. She seems fake and I haven’t liked her performances. She seems to get undeserved praise – I think because of her looks (such is life). Lacey kind of creeps me out, too. She seems too meek.

  118. alli lurker:
    03/04/2010 at 12:41 pm
    If they were performing at Woodstock, Crystal would be Crosby, Stills and Nash, and Allison would be Janis.

    There’s room for Crosby, Stills and Nash (and don’t forget Young) and Janis, as long as CSN/Y don’t try to sing like Janis.

  119. CSN better not try to sing like Janis because if she did, she would fail – just like Didi did (I like that – dididid) last night, and she would have to go home.

    jordison – It would drive me crazy if she’d (Katie) win and they’d have to promote her as the next teenage wonder girl.

    Hey, let her have it. Sign her to Jive and put Allison on an adult label where she belongs. Maybe then she’d get good promo.

  120. Where’s LDR? Did you see Kelly C got added to Lilith Fair?

    Take another little piece of my heart why don’t you?

  121. jordison: Is [Crystal] a rocker chick?

    No. A folk rocker if you like, but not a rocker chick as I understand the term.

    And I don’t resent her at all. She’s a very, very good singer, as she showed this week. I watched the Piece of My Heart video, and thought that was a very good performance as well. No Allison, of course, but frankly, done in a different style and done very well in that style (and an awesome bassist as well!). I haven’t watched much of this season at all, but at this point I’d like to see a Crystal/Siobhan final, possibly with Casey in there instead for one of them. And speaking of Siobhan…

    alli lurker: And that last girl (I call her Shaboigan in my head) hit that note? Sounded like the ’scream on’ note to me.

    Yes, she did hit it, and very well. As far away as possible from The Scream — and, as a bonus, not annoying like Adam’s super-high notes. She strikes me so far as the best pure technical singer in the bunch.

    Gokey’s on tonight. Next week we’ll see one or two guys try to imitate him.

    PLEEEEAAAASE! NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

    He was mediocre as usual tonight.

    You know, everyone talks about how brutal the Top 36 format was last year, but I think I preferred it. They got rid of the bad people right away and we didn’t have to hear a bad singer sing a bad song twice.

    Six words for you: Megan Joy.

    The top 36 format was even more blatantly manipulative than the rest of the show is, and unfair to those who need a bit of time to get accustomed to the situation. Good riddance, I say.

  122. Top 36 would’ve been fine if the Wild card didn’t exist. Megan Joy wasn’t chosen by the audience.

  123. Top 36 would’ve been fine if the Wild card didn’t exist. Megan Joy wasn’t chosen by the audience.

    Yeah, the wild card is part of my point about the manipulation — but I think the one-performance format was also part of the manipulation, because it didn’t give slow starters a chance to overcome the audition/Hollywood pimping of TCOs. Thank heaven Allison wasn’t a slow starter.

  124. JohnM:
    03/04/2010 at 9:51 pm
    No. A folk rocker if you like, but not a rocker chick as I understand the term.

    And I don’t resent her at all. She’s a very, very good singer, as she showed this week. I watched the Piece of My Heart video, and thought that was a very good performance as well. No Allison, of course, but frankly, done in a different style and done very well in that style (and an awesome bassist as well!).

    OK, I agree the bass player is really good. And, I admit I didn’t listen to the whole piece last night. (It was late). But, I guess I’m real weird when it comes to Janis Joplin covers (I know, Piece of My Heart was not an original by Janis either) – Allison is the first singer I’ve heard who doesn’t make me cringe when I hear one of Janis’ songs. Maybe I just have personal issues with Joplin songs, because I remember her so well. Nonetheless, I hope Crystal doesn’t do any Janis covers this season.

  125. JohnM:
    03/04/2010 at 11:41 pm
    Yeah, the wild card is part of my point about the manipulation — but I think the one-performance format was also part of the manipulation, because it didn’t give slow starters a chance to overcome the audition/Hollywood pimping of TCOs. Thank heaven Allison wasn’t a slow starter.

    The biggest part of the manipulation was that the producers got to arrange the 3 groups of 12 using who knows what criteria. If I remember correctly, Allison was in the same group, Group 2, with Adam and Kris, and fortunately all 3 of them made it through.

  126. Regarding Gokey:

    Just when I was accepting that he was now tolerable as a country western singer, Gokey really pissed me off when he kept shooting his mouth off and wouldn’t let Ryan get a word in edgewise. Well he got to invite himself onto the Ellen show, plug his single, plug his album, etc., etc. passing the point of obnoxiousness.

    On the other hand, I wish Allison would learn to promote herself a little bit more. She never even got to mention her album last week. No mention of the Kradison concert either. Would have been nice. Sigh.

  127. I just want to say there’s nobody like Allison. I tried to like the Bowersox but, it’s just not going through. So I’m listening to Robot Love from NY, man, how can that little girl reproduce that kinda sound from that small frame. Unreal. I don’t even think Gokey can match. You know that same voice in Robot can also be as delicate as a bird as she does the highs on Scars. Wow

  128. Allison seems to me like she just loves singing and getting attentin because of it isn’t her goal. I know her management disagrees with that because they want to make money off of her but it just doesn’t seem like she likes to pimp herself and I kind of love that about her, she’s “a girl without a plan”.

    Allison was in the same group, Group 2, with Adam and Kris, and fortunately all 3 of them made it through.

    She screwed up the producers plan so badly that they had to Wild card not only one but two of their favorite girls from that group, Megan and Jasmine. That group also had Matt Giraud who had to be added as a wild card because Kris screwed up their plan by sneaking in. So, Allison and Kris messed up their plans to the point that 3 out of the 4 wild cards came from that group, and the 4th one was Anoop who I think was always going to be a wild card pick.

  129. Rub: I just want to say there’s nobody like Allison.

    Isn’t that a given down here in the basement? ;-)

  130. Just read Allison’s tweets about the gum – hilarious! She should tweet like that all the time.

    Curse that Idol show last night! I was crying when Haeley was singing “The Climb”. They just crushed that poor girl’s dreams. I don’t know, I might have to follow LDR’s strategy of not watching results shows.

    I thought Danny did well, except he talked too much. I bet he sold some albums, though.

    Rub:
    03/05/2010 at 5:40 am

    I tried to like the Bowersox but, it’s just not going through.

    I don’t want to get attached to any contestant like I did with Allison. Its painful for me. I don’t get why she isn’t more popular and I hate to see any negative comments about her. So this year – ‘I am a rock, I am an island’.

    Re: The Top 36 format. I guess the bad thing about it (besides the one shot deal) is that you really have to bring it that first time out. Idol fans like to see growth and the Top 36 subjects the contestants to peaking too early. It was hard to top Allison and Adam’s first performances.

  131. Ok wrong choice of words. It’s not that I wanted to like her, I just wanted to see what people saw I’m her. I looked at it from every angle, but no.

  132. BTW – Happy Birthday to me… I’m off to enjoy this beautiful spring day.

  133. alli lurker: I was crying when Haeley was singing “The Climb”.

    I was too — because she’s such a stupendously horrific singer! And singing something by another stupendously horrific singer. They were crazy to put her in the top 24 to begin with — which I guess set her up for that whole dream-crushing thing…

    I don’t want to get attached to any contestant like I did with Allison. Its painful for me. I don’t get why she isn’t more popular

    Well, on the popularity front, I’m encouraged by the early data on Scars’ radio play. It has added 7 spins a day for the last couple of days (and has now climbed above FIBOU as that one drops) — and that’s with no official release to radio yet, and on Top 40 / Pop, which I don’t see as the place where it should be big — it’s a HAC/AC song.

  134. alli lurker:
    03/05/2010 at 11:01 am
    I don’t want to get attached to any contestant like I did with Allison. Its painful for me. I don’t get why she isn’t more popular and I hate to see any negative comments about her. So this year – ‘I am a rock, I am an island’.

    Happy Birthday alli lurker!

    As to getting attached – I rarely get “attached” to a contestant. Although I can appreciate or critique the performers, I don’t expect an “attachment” to happen, and especially now with Season 9. Even with Allison, it snuck up with me. It sure didn’t begin with “the interview” but, as discussed before, she really got my attention with Alone. Still, I think it took 2 or 3 more weeks before I could remember her name – used to call her the “red-headed 16-year-old.” I definitely remembered her name after PWRS, however, melted with STWOM, and seriously bonded with Cry Baby, right before the hammer hit. I don’t expect this to happen again. And, BTW, what a champ the way Alli went out in style with her gutsy exit performance.

    Maybe my attachment is because I care about the next generation and don’t want to see certain types of music and musicians totally lost, to be replaced by machines (including the human type). Maybe it’s my parenting instinct – never had a daughter. I don’t know if I’d feel the same way if Allison were a grown up adult, say, 27 or 28 when she appeared on Idol. Anyway, everyone’s motivations are different, but I know that “attachment” doesn’t come easy for me. It’s just a reality TV show, isn’t it?

    Anyway, tediously reading through all the comments “upstairs” over the Season 9 performers, I can’t believe all the attachments formed already. It’s so early – do people just crave having these attachments, or is it because of pool selections? Otherwise, I can only see friends and family members getting this involved at this point. Another thing I realized is that you’ll never get total agreement about anything on these blogs. I’m sure some people will argue that the earth is flat. Even more absurd, someone stated that Allison wouldn’t have a chance this season against a much stronger group of girls.

    I will more easily accept the flat earth argument.

    Have a great day alli lurker – hope the weather is good, and keep your fingers away from the keyboard.

  135. Well it might be too late to come back here now, but…

    Thanks for the birthday wishes jordison. I had a good day, but the weather went from nice to crappy pretty quickly. I never know what I’m gonna get this time of year.

    I definitely remembered her name after PWRS, however, melted with STWOM, and seriously bonded with Cry Baby, right before the hammer hit.

    She had me at Alone, started losing me during Michael Jackson and Country weeks, but brought me back in w/ Poppa. I loved Don’t Speak, I Can’t Make You Love Me, most of Don’t Want to Miss a Thing, and all of Someone to Watch Over Me. I knew she was in trouble when she sang Cry Baby, but her exit performance was legendary.

    I was too — because she’s such a stupendously horrific singer!

    LOL JohnM, you’re a big meanie! I read a comment somewhere that said seeing Haeley getting eliminated was like kicking a puppy. It was just hard to see her be sad.

  136. alli lurker:
    03/08/2010 at 2:32 pm

    Well it might be too late to come back here now, but…

    Phew! For a while I thought jordison the threadkiller had struck again.

  137. Naw, it’s never too late.

    alli lurker, what do you mean that you knew she was in trouble when she sang Cry Baby? Song choice?

  138. alli lurker, what do you mean that you knew she was in trouble when she sang Cry Baby? Song choice?

    As soon as she started singing Cry Baby, I said ‘uh oh’. It just started off so slow – especially after Adam’s WLL. Maybe if she would have started it with ‘Cry Baby!’ like in the original, it would have helped. I think everyone was expecting something more energetic from her, something more rockin’. I personally would have preferred Piece of My Heart. Even though its been done many times, she would have done it best.

    Question for you JohnM – I saw your comments about Miley. If given a choice, would you prefer a tour with the hugely popular Miley, or no tour at all?

    I wish I knew what plans they have for her (if any). It doesn’t look like she has anything scheduled after the marathon.

  139. alli lurker: Question for you JohnM – I saw your comments about Miley. If given a choice, would you prefer a tour with the hugely popular Miley, or no tour at all?

    Maybe you saw my comment to jordison that he is an evil, evil man. I’m having similar thoughts now… ;-)

    Of course, there is no choice — there must be a tour. And as I said in my Miley comment, at least I could leave after Allison’s set. The truly terrifying question I’ve avoided thinking about too much is — what if she opened for Miley (or for… curse you, jordison, I can’t say it!) AND was doing a duet during Miley’s set? Would I stick around for that?

    Actually, that reminds me of that VH-1 Divas show where Miley and Sheryl Crow did a duet. I kid you not — Miley was so awful that I literally started muting the TV during her parts. Made for a terribly broken-up performance, but it was better than hearing her.

    Anyway, I’m hopeful that they’re at least going to get her on one of the summer revue tours (a la Warped etc.).

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