Idol Bits and Pieces: Matt Giraud, Michael Sarver, David Archuleta and More

Y’all know Michael Sarver got signed. His new single, “You Are” debuted on Ryan Seacrest’s blog yesterday. Check out the pretty country ballad HERE. The single, plus a bonus track, “Cinderella Girl” will be available digitally on Tuesday, December 8.

Matt Giraud visited a middle school in Michigan yesterday to perform for the students. He told a fan via twitter that he sang one of his new songs called “4 AM” written with JT Harding, who co-wrote “Smile” for Uncle Kracker. Check out a photo of Matt with the kids HERE.

Kris Allen played the Jingle Ball in Chicago last night, and there are tons and tons of tweets from fans who where there HERE.   Kris was sitting in the audience enjoying the other acts like the Fray and Colbie Caillat, much to the delight of his fans in the audience! I’ll be at the concert in Worcester, MA on Monday. Yay me!

David Archuleta just launched a new iPhone app that allows fans to sing along to his songs, and then compare how well they did with other fans. The app contains five songs from his new Christmas from the Heart CD. It’s holiday themed! More info at Idol Chatter HERE.

Check out David’s latest video blog HERE. I cracked up when he turned around his laptop to show the scenery outside his tour bus window. Archie is too funny. And kind.Tweeters report that he dropped by an assisted living facility in Idaho to entertain the residents. Update: “I”ll Be Home For Christmas”

It happened quietly last week, but Carrie Underwood surpassed Kelly Clarkson as the highest selling Idol domestically.   World Wide?   Kelly is still #1.     The Top 5 Idol sellers in the US are:

  • Carrie Underwood – 10, 539, 000
  • Kelly Clarkson – 10, 428, 000
  • Daughtry – 5, 356, 000
  • Clay Aiken – 4, 910, 000
  • Ruben Studdard – 2, 532, 000

Ruben gets no respect these days, but he sold a boatload of records…

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