Idol Afternoon Headlines for 01/29/10

Carrie Underwood ‘Honored’ To Be In Grammys Michael Jackson Tribute

Carrie Underwood, who was just announced as the national anthem singer for next week’s Super Bowl XLIV in Miami, will have a chance to warm up on a very different nationally televised stage this Sunday. She’s one of five performers paying tribute to Michael Jackson at the Grammy Awards. As she gears up to rehearse with Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Celine Dion and Smokey Robinson, Underwood said she just hopes that the five of them can pay a fitting tribute to the late King of Pop.

“The Grammys obviously wanted to pay tribute to Michael Jackson and his music, so they wanted to do something that he was passionate about, ” the “American Idol” alum said. “So, they asked all of us, I guess five of us, to be a part of it. … I’ve met Usher. Obviously, I’ve met Jennifer Hudson. I think I’ve met all of them actually, but I don’t think I’ve ever sang with any of them, so I’m really very excited to be even considered in that group of names.”


‘Lambert Mania’ Hits Fantasy Springs Casino

INDIO – Hundreds of fans lined up outside Fantasy Springs Casino on Friday wanting to get their hands on tickets to see “American Idol” castaway Adam Lambert.

At noon, casino officials told News Channel three that nearly one-third of the seats were sold as phone started ringing last night. One call came from Taiwan.

People started lining up as early as 6am to get tickets, this morning. One woman drove from Orange County, another from San Diego.

It’s also a trending topic on social media sites like Twitter, where avid fans are quick to point out today is also Adam Lambert’s birthday.

‘American Idol’ Top 24 Contestant Seeking Missing Mother

The third time’s supposed to be a charm. But for three time American Idol golden ticket holder, Angela Martin, her trip to Hollywood has once again been cursed. This time, by the mysterious disappearance of her 53 year old mother. Angela called Ryan’s radio show Friday to aid in the search for her mother.

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Tickets for Adam Lambert concert selling quickly

As of 12:30 p.m. today, tickets for “American Idol” runner-up Adam Lambert’s Fantasy Springs Feb. 27 concert were selling at brisk pace.

Nearly 1, 000 tickets had been sold through the casino box office and online to concert goers from around the world for the 8 p.m. concert, according to Fantasy Springs Public Relations Manager, Ciara Green.

Phone lines were busy with callers from the 10 a.m. opening time, she added.

Ticket buyers began lining up at the box office at the casino at 6:15 a.m.

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Adam Lambert talks sex, singing and nail polish

“I think people take sex too seriously, ” Adam Lambert says as we lean back in our chairs at the hair salon while two gorgeous women futz with our nails. “It’s really not that big a deal.”

Lambert has become a big deal since he was introduced on last year’s American Idol. With his guyliner and Adam Ant hair, Lambert, the runner-up on one of the most popular TV shows of all time, became as well known for his theatrics as for his voice.

“I wear nail polish regularly, but the makeup is for special occasions, ” says Lambert, who, in his black clothes, heavy makeup and silver necklaces, looks a bit like Captain Jack Sparrow auditioning for True Blood. “I love Lady Gaga, not only because she’s a great writer and singer, but she’s a performance artist and a club kid. I like that.”

National Post

‘American Idol’ finalist Allison Iraheta to perform private acoustic concert

GRAND RAPIDS — Red-headed Season 8 “American Idol” finalist Allison Iraheta will perform a private acoustic concert Feb. 10 at Riverhouse Condos, and here’s how you can enter to win passes.

Visit and fill out the online form. Three winners a day will be chosen every morning on the Todd Chance Radio Show until Feb. 10.

The 17-year-old Glendale, Cali., native is focusing on her single, “Friday I’ll Be Over U, ” off her “Just Like You” debut album released Dec. 1.


Julianne Hough: Carrie Underwood Will Be a “Classic” Bride

What kind of bride will Carrie Underwood make?

“Flawless! She’s always flawless, I think, ” pal Julianne Hough, 21, told Wednesday at the EIF Unforgettable Evening event (to benefit the Women’s Cancer Research Fund) in Beverly Hills.

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Hough — who is currently shooting Burlesque with Christina Aguilera — says Underwood, 26, will be “classic and gorgeous” when she walks down the aisle.


Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn Join Sony Music’s CRS Luncheon

Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn and newcomer Danny Gokey will appear at a luncheon sponsored by Sony Music during the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville on Feb. 25. Jackson and Gokey will perform during the luncheon while Brooks & Dunn will make a special announcement. The annual industry event sponsored by Country Radio Broadcasters (CRB) takes place Feb. 24-26 in downtown Nashville. Jackson’s new album, Freight Train, is scheduled for a March 30 release. Gokey’s debut album, My Best Days, will arrive on March 2. Brooks & Dunn’s next performance will take place at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on March 20.


Ayla Brown on her music career, her Senator-elect dad, and ‘American Idol’ after Simon Cowell: The Music Mix interview

As of a couple weeks ago, American Idol season five alum Ayla Brown wasn’t planning to release her new EP until this April. Then last Tuesday, Jan. 19, her father, Scott Brown, was elected the first Republican U.S. Senator from Massachusetts in a generation. The next morning, she got a call from her label, Double Deal Brand Records. “They’re like, ‘Hey, we’re going to release the CD, ’” the Boston College senior, 21, recalls.”So I had no say in it. We were lucky — it was already done and ready to go.”

Even if it came as a slight surprise, Brown (pictured on Idol in 2006) is glad those political headlines caused Double Deal to rush the Circles EP to market on Jan. 26. “I feel like it’s almost promoting itself in a way after my dad won the election, ” she says. “When you’re part of an indie label, every little bit of promotion and publicity will help your music career.”

Read on for Ayla Brown’s thoughts on her American Idol experience, why it’s a mistake for the show to let Simon Cowell leave — and how her father the Senator-elect would fare if he had to face Randy, Kara, and Simon.

‘American Idol’: Danny Gokey Debut Album to Launch March 2

SALT LAKE CITY – Danny Gokey, a former ‘American Idol’ season 8 finalist, announced his debut album will be released nationwide on March 2. The album is now available for pre-order and his first single “My Best Days are Ahead of Me” can also be purchased on iTunes. Gokey is excited for the launch of his music career and is thankful for his ‘American Idol’ experience.

“It’s so neat to see how the dream of making music is now come true and my single is now on the radio, ” said Gokey. “I can’t complain. Life has been really good since American Idol.”

LA Times

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