American Idol Bits and Pieces for 08/24/09

Allison Iraheta spent her day off in Pittsburgh Saturday in the recording studio with Sam Watters and Louis Biancaniello working on her album, set to be released in November.   Watters and Biancaniello co-wrote “Battlefield” with Ryan Tedder and Wayne Wilkins. They’ve also written hits for Natasha Beddingfield and Kelly Clarkson.   Sam Watters is married to Season 1 Idol, Tamyra Gray.

Season 7 winner, David Cook threw out the first pitch before Monday night’s Mariner’s game in Seattle, WA.   Check out the photo HERE.

Another Season 7 alum, Michael Johns will be on tour with David Foster and Friends, starting on September 21. Tour mates include: Philip Bailey from Earth, Wind and Fire, Oprah protg Charice, Chicago’s Peter Cetera plus special guests along the way. Check out the tour schedule, running through November 8, HERE.

Simon Cowell protege, Leona Lewis has set a date release date and title for her second album. Echo, the follow-up to Lewis’ platinum 2008 debut, Spirit, is due Nov. 17.

Jordin Sparks debuted as the opener on the Britney Spears Circus tour tonight in New York City.   MTV’s Jim Cantiello was there tweeting the event.   Do not miss the funny. Heh.

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