Idol Headlines for 01/13/09

More on Andrew Fenlon

During his American Idol audition, the bespectacled and petulant Andrew Fenlon of Boston was threatened with a spanking by Kara and called a “smartass” by Simon. Yet he seems to be reveling in his notoriety.

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Days before his audition aired, the 2006 Tufts alum — who performs under the name Andy Flop — posted a link on his Facebook wall to an Idol primetime commercial featuring him. Within half an hour of his audition, two Facebook tribute pages popped up. One, called “Andrew Fenlon (Audition on AI), ” contains a link to a blog entry written by a friend that tells the story of how Fenlon, a “trombonist/singer/guitarist/etc, ” made it “far enough up the ladder to audition for the actual TV judges, grievously offending pretty much everyone involved.”

USA Today

More about anime freak Mere Doyle

Mere Doyle, according to her Twitter feed, “is mortified and embarrassed” following her appearance on American Idol’s season premiere.

Her reaction to the judges’ panning of her take on Janis Joplin was dramatic, but her tearful claim that “singing is my life, ” was no act. The self-proclaimed “anime freak” describes herself as a singer and a songwriter in her Twitter bio, and several recent Tweets refer to the songs she is writing and the demo she is recording. You can hear some of her music on her MySpace page.

USA Today

More Idol Headlines after the JUMP…

A Lofty Perch, Sure, but Reasons to Retool

THERE is a joke about the enthusiastic disk jockey on a top-40 radio station who liked to introduce the hottest hit record as No. 1, and climbing higher every week.” The reason the joke is still being told in an era of downloaded music is that it has always been difficult to drum up interest in an entertainment property that is already successful.

New York Times

Gokey returns home for CD promotion

WITI-TV, MILWAUKEE – While many people had their eyes glued to the premiere of Idol season 9, some lucky fans got an up and close personal performance from Milwaukee’s very own American Idol. Milwaukee’s Danny Gokey who was back home promoting his new CD.

FOX6 Now

Sixth Annual Drive the Dream Gala to Feature Four American Idols

(PRNewsChannel) / January 12, 2010 / Scottsdale, Ariz. / The annual Childhelp Drive the Dream Gala is celebrating the entertainers and extraordinary individuals that make a daily impact in our lives through their words, performances and actions. This years theme, “Heroes, Stars and Idols, ” will feature entertainment by past American Idol contestants including; from season 8, Scott MacIntyre and Matt Giraud; and from season 7, Brooke White and Michael Johns.

Event Gala Co-Chairs Missy Anderson, Jinger Richardson and Susie Wesley invite guests to experience an evening of spectacular entertainment, all in the hopes of helping to end child abuse and treat its victims. The Event Chair Emeritus is Linda Pope.

PR News Channel

Former Idol Stars in St. Louis As New Season Kicks Off

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI-FOX2now.com) – As American Idol premiered Tuesday night on Fox 2, two former idols appeared in the premiere of Grease at the Fox theater. Former American Idol winner Taylor Hicks and finalist Ace Young appeared on stage together. Young and Hicks both tell us they still excited every time American Idol premieres.

When I hear that (American Idol theme), I still get my heart rate up a little it like I still have to go out and perform, said Young. Young performed on American Idol back in season five in 2006. He finished seventh and says the show launched his career.

“After American Idol, I’ve really had the opportunity to do whatever I wanted. Ive written for a lot of different other artists- had success with Daughtry right after the season ended with writing his first single its not over together, ” said Young.

FOX2Now

Dallas festivities celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday

American Idol winner Ruben Studdard will be the featured artist at the 27th annual Black Music and the Civil Rights Movement Concert that the Black Academy of Arts and Letters will present at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Meyerson Symphony Center, 2501 Flora St. Tickets are $15, $20 and $30. Call 214-743-2440, or visit www.tbaal.org.

Dallas News

Photo Flash: DREAMGIRLS At Columbus Theatre

Full of onstage joy and backstage drama, this all-new production of the Broadway musical DREAMGIRLS tells the story of an up-and-coming, 1960s singing girl group, and the triumphs and tribulations that come with fame and fortune.

Presented by CAPA and Broadway Across America, DREAMGIRLS comes to the Palace Theatre (34 W. Broad St.) February 16-21. Show times are Tuesday, February 16, 8 pm; Wednesday, February 17, 8 pm; Thursday, February 18, 8 pm; Friday, February 19, 8 pm; Saturday, February 20, 2 pm and 8 pm; and Sunday, February 21, 1 pm and 6:30 pm.

Hopeful talents Deena Jones, Lorrell Robinson, and Effie White are performing as The Dreamettes when ambitious agent Curtis Taylor, Jr. discovers them. He lands them a job as backup singers for the soul and rock ‘n’ roll sensation James “Thunder” Early and begins to guide their quickly rising career. However, when the beautiful Deena emerges as the star of the group rather than the full-voiced Effie, the girls are brought to a personal and professional crossroads.

Broadway World

Stage Review: Grease

I found the performance of Danny Zuko to be a bit uneven. Played by American Idol Season 5 contestant Ace Young, the spoken dialogue and greaser mannerisms were well done, but his voice seemed to disappear whenever there were other singers involved, which was often. He doesn’t possess the role quite as well as John Travolta did in the film, but I think the talent is there. He played the fast car and fast women-loving Kenickie on Broadway (played here quite well by David Ruffin), which might still suit him better at this point. Then again, perhaps I simply caught him on an off-night. Perhaps his weak voice amid the rest of the cast was due to the ever-unpredictable St. Louis weather, which is trying to warm up after a week of severe cold.

Young’s fellow American Idol contestant and the winner of the fifth season competition, Taylor Hicks, fared better. As Teen Angel, he only had one small part, but he made the most of it, demonstrating good showmanship and a great voice. As he crooned at Frenchy during her dream sequence, she got a line in that drew a strong laugh from the audience: “I voted for you!” Hicks surprised the crowd with a song after the curtain calls. I wish I’d caught the name but it was drowned out by the whistles and cheers from my section. It was a bluesy number that also featured a bit of harmonica playing by Hicks. Anyone who can jam on the under-appreciated harmonica is OK in my book.

The Trades

Exclusive: ‘Glee’ cast belts out scoop on spring return, season 2, and more!

Glee whiz! Fox’s press tour party last night was so much fun, I’m still feeling it today. (Thanks for that, guys.) Here’s a rundown of my big Glee-related red carpet gets followed by the videos themselves. (And stick around, more videos are coming!)

EW.com

‘Glee’ up for Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Award

Fox’s “Glee” is among the series nominated for a GLAAD Media Award, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation announced this morning.

The group’s 21st annual awards presentation, taking place March 13 in New York, will honor film, television and print outlets for their images of the lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people.

NY Daily News

ETA:

Ian in Your Ear: Catching Up With Jordin Sparks

Wondering what’s going on with Jordin Sparks? I was too, especially after I was in love with her last hit, “Battlefield, ” and saw her open for Britney Spears before last year ended. Fortunately, we caught up with her right before the Alex’s Lemonade Stand 4th Annual Lemon Ball, held Jan. 9, to raise money for cancer (where she performed my favorite hit). And yes, folks: She’s definitely serious with her main squeeze now. Read on!

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  1. American Idol: Where Are They Now?

    David Archuleta
    Archie signed a deal with Azoff Management after American Idol’s 19 Management passed him over, and his album, David Archuleta, sold an impressive 183,000 copies in its first week of release (putting him at No. 2 on the Billboard 200). And yes, girls everywhere still want to marry him and have 10,000 of his babies.


    TV Guide
    (There are 16 other Idol people featured in the photo slideshow)

  2. Just listed to Adam’s radio appearance this morning with Erics and Kathy at Chicago’s 101.9 FM
    Here are some highlights

    The DJ’s tell him to do tequila shots with someone, but I missed who, I thought Lady Gaga at first , but it may have been Oprah. They claim they have.

    Promoting his WWFM video

    “My whole thing is it always has to reflect the message of the song . .. . ”
    says Adam
    “we all thought about it and thought it should be vulnerable and natural and real . .. .”

    He hasn’t gotten to Oprah yet so he doesn’t know what he will look like for the taping, “We will see what my stylist pulled for today”
    He explained that the clothes and make-up dictate how he wears his hair.

    He thinks and hopes that everything has calmed down with ABC “I haven’t heard anything else.”
    “I’ve moved one and hope they have too.”

    While he thinks Paula and Simon are great and will be missed, he thinks AI will continue
    “past the few weeks of the show its really about the contestants, I think people will tune in to watch”

    The DJ’s ask him is Kris went on the AI tour with them!

    They also ask him if it was hard to understand Barbara Walters as she interviewed him ( and made fun of her lisp).

    “I didn’t have any trouble understanding her, ” said Adam, “but I know where you are going with that’

    The DJ’s thank him and promo his video and Oprah appearance one more time and he says goodbye. They continue to mock Barbara Walters after he leaves.

    After a break they play WWFM. Kathy says I like that, it’s not too much screaming. Remember when he was on Idol it was all screaming. But he does it subtly, in the background, Kathy says now.

  3. Somebody needed to fact-check that TV Guide piece. It has Battlefield the CD as platinum, not the single. The album has sold 155k, just a wee short. Heh. I also was surprised to find JHud platinum internationally. I didn’t think it had sold much at all here, but have no facts on that one. Still, good to see them all there.

  4. Not sure if this is the right thread to put this, but since there’s no week sales post yet… apparently LLWD is now Gold:

    ranameyer Kris Allen’s Live Like We’re Dying is now GOLD! 550,907 copies sold! Go @krisallen And top Idol selling single again!!! @jambajim @calevis24 10 minutes ago from web

    Found this in TWoP:

    27 Kris Allen “Live Like We’re Dying” 64,667 (-26%; lw 86,824) Total: 550,907 (27) **NOW GOLD**

  5. And yes, girls everywhere still want to marry him and have 10,000 of his babies.

    Saying that about Archie seems wrong on soo many levels.

  6. ozarka
    01/13/2010 at 10:15 am

    Here are a couple more slide shows:

    American Idols: Then and Now
    BillBoard

    ‘American Idol’ Scrapbook
    MSN TV

    I have serious issues with any publication that says that David Cook was a surprise win. It’s just so not the facts. Dial Idol showed Cook as the leader for weeks. Google Trends favored Cook. Vegas odds were highly in favor of Cook. It’s no surprise to me that Cook won. I think he was the favorite for weeks. I find it sloppy journalism to say that it was a shock. I actually stopped voting after an hour because I knew that Cook would win.

  7. Saying that about Archie seems wrong on soo many levels.

    LOL! I thought the same thing. :D

  8. I have serious issues with any publication that says that David Cook was a surprise win. It’s just so not the facts.

    IMO it was down to the two Davids since about Top 10 week – lol – I couldn’t see anyone else (except maybe Carly) being a serious contender.

    That said, the reaction after Top 2 night is what may have made it more of a “surprise” – with Simon’s whole “knockout” comment, etc. If you looked at it just based on Top 2, it was more of a surprise, if you looked at it over the whole season, it could have easily been either of them, imo.

  9. ptslittlecomment, thanks for the recap! Glad he was able to squeeze in time for the interview (wish he’d come to DC and do one here – lol :-) )

  10. IIRC some magazine (maybe RS or EW?) right after the finale had some article about what a total shock it was that DC won and Simon Fuller was interviewed in the piece saying he wasn’t shocked at all because he saw the votes every week. I wouldnt be shocked if he led the votes every week at least from the week he did Always Be My Baby but of course the media wouldnt know that.

  11. Yes, Trina, the media wouldn’t know that because they never looked into it. My point is tht if you spent more than 10 minutes looking, it was an obvious win for Cook. That they’re STILL saying it was a surprise win leaves me gobsmacked.

  12. Sometimes I wish we could see the weekly votes, I know that you can see Dial Idol, but is there anything that shows text votes.

  13. Simon Fuller was interviewed in the piece saying he wasn’t shocked at all because he saw the votes every week.

    Seeing this in regards to Season 7, I wonder what they were seeing in the background for Season 8.

  14. 27 Kris Allen “Live Like We’re Dying” 64,667 (-26%; lw 86,824) Total: 550,907 (27) **NOW GOLD**

    Yay, Kris! I really do hear that song about every time I turn on the radio. Good thing I like it ;)

  15. fwiw, as a completely non-invested S7 viewer, after about top 11 or 10 I always assumed that cook was the frontrunner and would win, with Archie a close second…didn’t think it was a surprise at all when cook won, but it wouldn’t have surpised me if Archie had either

  16. Seeing this in regards to Season 7, I wonder what they were seeing in the background for Season 8.

    I think the “what not to sing” analysis was likely pretty spot on for S8 – Danny with a big lead going into Top 13, then Adam taking over around Top 10, Kris in the middle, then creeping up to about Top 4 around Top 9 week (ANS) – with those three around the top almost every week (except Top 5 week – which I think was mainly a result of Adam fans keeping Allison safe after so many trips by her to the bottom.) Then Adam in the lead through Top 4, Kris closing in during Top 3 – and of course the final results, with so many more “Danny”/casual voters voting Kris in the finale.

  17. I think the “what not to sing” analysis was likely pretty spot on for S8 – Danny with a big lead going into Top 13, then Adam taking over around Top 10, Kris in the middle, then creeping up to about Top 4 around Top 9 week (ANS) – with those three around the top almost every week (except Top 5 week – which I think was mainly a result of Adam fans keeping Allison safe after so many trips by her to the bottom.) Then Adam in the lead through Top 4, Kris closing in during Top 3 – and of course the final results, with so many more “Danny”/casual voters voting Kris in the finale.

    I think that while this is probably accurate I wish we knew what Fuller was seeing, is all. I always found the lack of judge support towards Kris and Allison until Simon jumped on Allison’s bandwagon baffling as around Top 10 week I think it became apparent there were 4 who were fighting for the top and the rest were below them.

  18. I think that while this is probably accurate I wish we knew what Fuller was seeing, is all. I always found the lack of judge support towards Kris and Allison until Simon jumped on Allison’s bandwagon baffling as around Top 10 week I think it became apparent there were 4 who were fighting for the top and the rest were below them.

    See – I don’t quite get this. Rewatching the S8 reruns, Kris did actually get a ton of support from the judges a lot – in fact, Simon often liked him a lot, even over Adam some weeks – so I don’t agree that Kris was really forgotten. They repeatedly called him brilliant.

    The only switch came around Top 4 week (imo one of Kris’s weakest anyway) – but that week sucked because Danny was even weaker, yet he got the whole “A+ for effort” and “Danny was better” lines – which was the only really obvious bias that, at that point, they really wanted Danny and Adam in the finale over Kris. Complete 180, though, after Heartless.

    But, yeah – I don’t really think Kris got that many negative critiques, especially early on.

  19. lack of judge support towards Kris and Allison

    having just rewatched the whole season, I don’t get statements that the judges did not support kris or allison (maaayyyybbbeee there might be a point re: simon with allison, but he always complimented her singing)…if not for simon praising kris and giving him the thumbs up (along with paula and randy), he might not have made it into top 13..all of the judges praised kris performance after performance until he did that Don henley song in the pit (which they all hated, and which was not his best), but then they praised his next few performances..i think it was country week that simon said that he thought kris had a good chance of doing well in the competition….when it got to the bitter end (around top 4) it was clear that they preferred Danny and Adam, but up until then, Kris got a LOT of love from the judges…wrt Allison, they all exhuberantly praised her singing, but simon had an issue with her personality-wise (ridiculous imo)

  20. I think the media coverage of AI over the summer made it pretty clear that many who write articles on the show for mainstream publications don’t really watch the show, so I would hardly expect them to follow online sites like dial idol. In season 7 it was painfully obvious that the Davids would be the last two standing, but anyone who only watched the finale, or who was just going off Simon’s words during the finale, would have thought that Cook was the underdog. The same thing holds true for season 8, where anyone who was just following the press, and who didn’t actually watch on a weekly basis, could not be expected to know Kris’ storyline, or know how he improved over the course of the season.

  21. when it got to the bitter end (around top 4) it was clear that they preferred Danny and Adam, but up until then, Kris got a LOT of love from the judges…wrt Allison, they all exhuberantly praised her singing, but simon had an issue with her personality-wise (ridiculous imo)

    See, I do think Krs got respect from the judges and good comments, but when you look at it in comparison to the over-exuberant praise for Danny it drove me crazy. Kris had one serious misstep that he deserved to be called out on (All She Wants to do is Dance), but when you look at Danny’s Endless Love I never understood why he wasn’t called out on that, while Randy called out Krs on Falling Slowly.

    I would also say it wat Top 5 week when Simon really came out against Kris and Allison, after he told Matt who performed 3rd after both of them that he was the first one acting like he was in it to win it. And I won’t even go into the tongue bath for Danny on Top 4 week from everyone except Simon.

  22. has anyone heard ANYTHING re the NYC kradison concert? tix? location? date?

  23. wrt Allison, they all exhuberantly praised her singing, but simon had an issue with her personality-wise (ridiculous imo)

    Allison’s biggest problem was that she wasn’t playing the pageant role, as Adam pointed out – she was unpolished, as in, spoke off-the-cuff, spoke her mind, made weird jokes and had weird mannerisms, that were very natural, genuine, and kid-like, but not at all, say, Jasmine Murray “smile and bat the lashes prettily”-like.

    I think her biggest difficulty with doing even better in the competition (because seriously, that girl can SANG!) was a disconnect between her more old-soul singing style, and her 17 year old girl personality.

  24. mmb – nope, haven’t heard anything. Thought they were supposed to notify peeps about tix around January 8.

  25. And I won’t even go into the tongue bath for Danny on Top 4 week from everyone except Simon.

    LOL – yes! Rewatching that the other day, I was actually really really pissed about that whole “A+ for effort” – I think that, maybe even more than the scream, really hurt Danny. The collective audience had to be like, are you kidding me?!

  26. Kris was just on Good Day L.A. The interview was pretty much a fail — they asked him mostly about his marriage — but they played several of his songs — for instance they played Written All Over My Face while doing a weather report.

    Don’t know what Kris has got going on with his hair today…huh…

  27. mmb
    01/13/2010 at 12:12 pm
    has anyone heard ANYTHING re the NYC kradison concert? tix? location? date?

    Haven’t heard anything yet and NYC is my hometown (well closest anyway). I keep checking my emails!

  28. Kris was just on Good Day L.A. The interview was pretty much a fail — they asked him mostly about his marriage

    I didn’t see it but I can already imagine what a fail it was. I don’t think Kris likes talking about his marriage. I get the sense he finds it invasive.

    I don’t know what’s so hard to grasp about the concept of asking a musician about his music, but it seems so many interviewers (other than Slezak) fail at this.

  29. Kris was just on Good Day L.A. The interview was pretty much a fail — they asked him mostly about his marriage

    Interviewers seem to find his marriage or his being married fascinating. They act like he’s the only married musician in the world. While he may be the first Idol winner to be married, there have been other who were married (including Sarver and Lil this season) and others in committed relationships who went to the end (BoBice was engaged and his fiance was pregnant and he was F2).

  30. Brian Mansfield has another post up regarding music biz blogger Bob Lefsetz’s. If you remember, last week he commented that Adam should have followed Daughtry’s path. He’s back now commenting on Carrie Underwood and Simon Cowell. I’m posting the excerts, but Idol Chatter has the actual links. Idol Chatter Post Link

    Excerpts

    Carrie Underwood: “Yes, for the time being certain Nashville forces are making money selling Carrie Underwood records. But underneath the sticky sweet exterior, there’s nothing…except maybe a good voice. And that just ain’t enough. Not enough to make us love you through and through.”

    Simon Cowell: “We love to watch Simon Cowell. Because we truly believe it’s his opinion. That he’s not second-guessing us, is not beholden to the sponsors or Fox.

    “And like a true star, Simon is willing to strike out on his own, to bet on himself. We don’t begrudge stars their success, we feel they’re entitled.

    “Love him or hate him, you pay attention to Simon Cowell.

    “‘X Factor’ will succeed, this is assured.”

    I actually agree with Bob on both analysis this week!

  31. just went to download something non-idol related (what?)from itunes and looks like both kris and adam are getting nice bumps today from the start of AI…LLWD at 21; WWFM at 48 (which i think is the highest it has been since he performed on SYTYCD; KATA at 75 and FYE at 112 and 167 (really, why are they continuing to sell two versions?)

  32. Interviewers seem to find his marriage or his being married fascinating

    It’s not just interviewers…I was watching repeats with my 9 yo son and he was fixated on Kris being married. He kept going on about how lucky Kris was to be married and have a wife and that (no joke) “maybe kris could help Adam find a wife. He can introduce him to lady gaga”..I asked “why lady gaga?” my son said “because she would be a good wife for adam”….i didn’t have the heart (and am not ready yet) to explain why that is never gonna happen. LOL. Out of the mouths of babes…always cracks me up what they think about.

  33. Awww… David knows that all his fans are worried about him since it has been 4 days since his last tweet plus he’s in a foreign country, so he tweeted this… :D

    DavidArchie: Hello! I’m still alive! haha.
    DavidArchie: I’ve been having a great time in Central America so far! I’ll try and write a blog later when I have more time! Hope everyone is well :)
    27 minutes ago from web

  34. FYE at 112 and 167 (really, why are they continuing to sell two versions?)

    Why not? Lol – if you can get people to buy a more expensive deluxe version, I say go for it. I know it worked for me – just to make sure I got all the extras :-)

  35. Yes, Trina, the media wouldn’t know that because they never looked into it. My point is tht if you spent more than 10 minutes looking, it was an obvious win for Cook. That they’re STILL saying it was a surprise win leaves me gobsmacked.

    I think it’s pretty clear that a lot of entertainment articles (especially, though not exclusively, unfortunately) are written with half a brain awake and functioning by people who a) never watched the entertainment in question, b) never read anything about it other than the writings of other people who don’t care, and c) never did any substantive interviews about it, and d) never even had it cross their minds that they should do any of these things …

    That would explain why they pick up a meme from somebody who knows nothing about Season Seven of Idol beyond Simon’s knockout comment and then run with it years later.

  36. Lefsetz doesn’t really respect performers who don’t write their own material — which is why he didn’t give Carrie her due (even though she wrote some songs in her newest album). (Didn’t agree with his assessment of Carrie by the way. And I can’t be objective about Simon because I can’t stand him.)

    Lefsetz is definitely more of a rock fan (versus any other genre) and was happy that David Cook won because he saw him as legit. But I’m not even really sure he likes David Cook per se — so much as the idea of David Cook winning Idol versus someone like David Archuleta who was much more in the vein of previous Idol winners. But at heart, Leftsetz is just an Idol snob. An Idol snob with a lot of clout in the industry.

  37. KATA at 75 and FYE at 112 and 167 (really, why are they continuing to sell two versions?)

    I’m sure it is because they can. Last week KA was higher than both the versions of FYE. I felt sure that KA would have higher digital sales than FYE.
    Nope. FYE sold 2,000 and KA sold 1,000 albums digitally.

    It’s good that both the singles are getting a nice bump on iTunes!

  38. I think the problem, as some have noted, isn’t that Simon and crew weren’t praising Allison and Kris. The problem was is that it was overshadowed by the totally over-the-top praise for Adam and Danny, and I think particularly in the case of the latter it was independent of performance quality. (Which, you know, was fine, ok, sure, whatever, not poor. But also not great, and not the caliber of Allison or Kris). So just saying “well, he said something positive” isn’t really enough when your major competition is being called the second coming of Jesus Christ.

    And even on Dream On, Simon could only be half-halfheartedly negative to Danny. I mean, had you listened to the critique and not the performance? You’d think that maybe he just kind of botched an end run a little bit. And that, from the rest of it, that Danny had just reached out of his comfort zone impressively, with slightly mixed results. It wouldn’t have made indication that it was the season’s single greatest trainwreck performance (or close, at least).

  39. has anyone posted kris’s latest tweet?

    KrisAllen
    Thanks for all the success with LLWD everyone. I owe it to you guys. Hopefully the first of many.
    about 3 hours ago from Echofon

    hurray for kris for LLWD going gold

  40. The last few weeks of Season 8 were surprising, Allison getting voted off when it should have been Kris or Danny voted off. I didn’t think Heartless was that amazing either, I preferred She Works Hard for The Money from Kris to Heartless.

  41. adamlambert

    No plans right now… Dunno where that rumor came from. 12 minutes ago from Echofon

    Whutchoo talkin’ ’bout, Willis? Any clues?

  42. Lefsetz is definitely more of a rock fan (versus any other genre) and was happy that David Cook won because he saw him as legit. But I’m not even really sure he likes David Cook per se — so much as the idea of David Cook winning Idol versus someone like David Archuleta who was much more in the vein of previous Idol winners. But at heart, Leftsetz is just an Idol snob. An Idol snob with a lot of clout in the industry.

    Well if you read Lefsetz’s blog he says he’s doesn’t remember anyone who won AI other than Kelly and he’s dismissive of Kelly and Jordin too.

    Here’s what he said about Kelly:

    I like Kelly Clarkson. She’s cute, honest about her weight/body image and is a good singer. But she’s not a star. Her best material is written by others. And she has the depth of an Oreo cookie. If I asked her to wrestle between higher taxes and a social safety net, I’d expect her to go blank and suggest we get another drink.

    Lefsetz has actually written about Carrie a few times and likes her songs (he wrote a whole blog about You Won’t Find This from Carnival Ride which wasn’t even a single). But he wants her to write a really raw and personal record. To be honest I think his head would explode if he realized that Temporary Home is a really personal song for Carrie LOL. She isn’t who he wants her to be.

    Anyway for all his fantasies about how raw and revealing country music is I don’t see Carrie as that different from greats/greats in the making like Trisha Yearwood and Martina McBride. In fact Carrie writes a ton more than either of those 2 ladies and frankly I couldn’t care less if she did. I just want her song selection quality to go more in Trisha’s direction than Martina’s lately.

  43. “totally over-the-top praise for Adam and Danny, and I think particularly in the case of the latter it was independent of performance quality”

    while I agree that there were times when the praise (or rather, absence of criticism) of Danny was ridiculous (particularly during top 4 week — just completeley ridiculous), having seen him on tour, I think that something was definitely lost between the live room and the tv screen wrt Danny (and Adam as well). I was not a Danny fan during the season, but I thought that live his voice sounded terrific. And while Adam may have seemed shrill at times on TV (i didn’t think so, but obviously other did), in the studio, in person it likely just came off as electric and exciting. I think that the judges definitely experience performances differently than we experience them thru the tube (or plasma screen)

  44. Is there any news about the Oprah taping yet?

    Yup, they are tweeting (the band) and showing pictures. Not of adam though. Zac is replacing Lisa tonight, she is playing with Kesha on Kimmel.
    Adam tweeted that he is not going to the Philippines as far as he knows.

  45. I think the problem, as some have noted, isn’t that Simon and crew weren’t praising Allison and Kris. The problem was is that it was overshadowed by the totally over-the-top praise for Adam and Danny, and I think particularly in the case of the latter it was independent of performance quality. (Which, you know, was fine, ok, sure, whatever, not poor. But also not great, and not the caliber of Allison or Kris). So just saying “well, he said something positive” isn’t really enough when your major competition is being called the second coming of Jesus Christ.

    And even on Dream On, Simon could only be half-halfheartedly negative to Danny.

    IIRC – Simon was pretty overwhelmingly negative about Scream on – it was the others who gave him the ridiculous “A+ for effort” critique.

    I think a lot of the other marks throughout the year were pretty accurate, tbh. (Though I tend to agree that Danny’s were overpraised, however, having seen him on tour, I can see why they’d love him so much – he connects well with the live audience, big voice, etc – his song choice was just very old-fashioned and not my cuppa.)

    Kris got a lot of love throughout the competition. Though Randy was lukewarm on Falling Slowly, the other three loved it. They also loved SWHFM, ANS, and the country week song (forget the name, sorry). On the flip side, Adam got some negative critiques for being too theatrical.

    In fact, now that I think of it, I think only in Top 3 did it appear obvious, not so much that they wanted Danny and Adam in, but that they thought Adam was the one who deserved to definitely be in the finale, with either Kris or Danny as #2 – especially after Heartless.

  46. Article from a entertainment blog in guatemala that i guess has been focusing mainly on metal music lol lol

    They got a chance to be at a press con and concert(which was more of a fireside) with David Archuleta and his mom.

    http://www.epicdemia.com/musica/editorial-impresiones-de-david-archuleta-en-guatemala
    (english google translate here)

    Editorial: Impressions of David Archuleta in Guatemala
    Written by:
    David Morales

    I know it seems odd to see an article by a pop star here in EpicDemia. The truth is that we have spent much of the niche of heavy metal in recent months, but that does not mean that we are not open to appreciate all branches of music. If you look in our library, you’ll see that we have covered earlier artists from other genres. Anyway, last night we had the opportunity to live with one of the most talented pop stars of our time: David Archuleta.

    Archuleta is on a tour with his mother, Lupe, to reach out to poor communities in America. In Guatemala came through Mentors organization, dedicated to helping small entrepreneurs to take their businesses forward.

    We had a chance to be in a small press conference with David Archuleta, in which it expressed several interesting points:

    1. His message to young people is that they should always strive to move forward with their dreams and never being discouraged by the conditions under which they live.

    2. As for his book “Chords of Strength” (Strings of Power) tells us that the reason for writing is to be a guide for young people to tell their experience, especially what you learned to have suffered vocal cord paralysis some years ago. It further attempts to encourage them to move on, to show how one can overcome adversity and succeed in what you propose.

    3. He said the reason is that sings this is the best way she knows how to express themselves. He will be a positive influence for young people, and he feels there are too many negative songs with lyrics that leave nothing good, and that his intention is to provide good music that makes people feel good and that does not carry negative messages.

    The most impressive of the presentation was that David Archuleta sang a cappella for the media and we all realized the caliber of artist we had in front.
    ——-
    more at the link

  47. Maybe Adam is tweeting about the Phillipines concert rumor?

    Tommy sent a pic of he and Monte

    tweetphoto.com/8650305

    The new keyboardist, Zac Baird sent this

    tweetphoto.com/8650436

    haha Tommy!

    I know Lisa is doing some promo with Ke$ha, I wonder if Zac is staying with Adam?

  48. I know Lisa is doing some promo with Ke$ha, I wonder if Zac is staying with Adam?

    Zac has been with them all the time, as a band director or something. I think he is just replacing Lisa today.

  49. The latest NOW CD “NOW That’s What I Call Love” coming out 1/26 features “Light On”, “No Air” and “Home”. Can we say WTF? Even EW is questioning it LOL The entire tracklist is weird for a Valentines CD.

    LOL, that is one serious WTF track list. If someone played Lips of an Angel for me as a love song… I’d probably kick them. First of all, the song is *horrible* and makes me want to stab myself in the ears. And second of all, it’s a fricking “I want to cheat” song. Love song?! Okie doke.

  50. Thanks saga! I didn’t realize that.

    Monterrific We are ready to do Oprah. Zach ( @justcallmehorse ) is joining us on stage today

    I took this as Lisa will be back.

  51. Seems Adam performed IIHY and WWFM on Oprah.

    I am not a fan of IIHY’s chorus, I really hope that they don’t pick that song for the next single. I don’t think it would do well in the US.

  52. Well if you read Lefsetz’s blog he says he’s doesn’t remember anyone who won AI other than Kelly and he’s dismissive of Kelly and Jordin too.

    windmills, I was talking about this blog he wrote right after Cook won Idol.

    http://lefsetz.com/wordpress/index.php/archives/2008/05/27/david-cook/

    But I don’t think Lefsetz has written about Cook since. As I said he was more happy that a rocker won Idol versus being excited about Cook in particular, so I’m not surprised that he’s back to saying that everybody from Idol is boring/undeserving/an empty vessel with a great voice (with a caveat about how he likes Kelly as per your qote above though he thinks she’s got a lot of air between the ears too).

  53. I am pretty sure it’s the next single.

    Well that would be a mistake. I hope they try and rate it and others first.

  54. IIHY is the 3rd most downloaded single after FYE and WWFM, and it has the most views on utube. (not counting TFM here…)

  55. xoxEmjayxox So Oprah was epic! As my feed knows @Elle_Higgins sang Fever for the audience including one Leila Lambert. If I Had U sounded INCREDIBLE!
    less than a minute ago from UberTwitter

    Elle_Higgins For more info follow @xoxemjayxox she will twat while I drive!
    1 minute ago from UberTwitter

    elle_higgens Oh and I sang during warm up, not ON the show, lol. But adam did this serpanty tongue warm up LOL. Guys. He’s so skinny. Beautiful. Iconic.
    less than 5 seconds ago from UberTwitter

    inscrutable7 Oprah taping done. Adam Lambert sang WWFM and IIHY. IIHY to air on Oprah.com not on 1-19-2010 show.
    half a minute ago from Echofon

    Elle_Higgins The show was like ALL ADAM tho, some srsly awesome stuff. Will recap later, now I gotta drive!!
    less than 20 seconds ago from UberTwitter

    Ep airs tuesday so watch to see my stupid dancing. Was dancing like a possessed freak,IDGAF. She did one talky segment with subo
    half a minute ago from UberTwitter

    Subo was there. She sang amazing, you could hear the heart eyes.Could barely understand her wif her accent & her little voice but she danced
    half a minute ago from UberTwitter

    Elle_Higgins Just talked to emjay, she said Leila did a double take when I sang and then grinned and dancd along. OH MY GOD I DIDN’T KNOW SHE WAS THERE
    half a minute ago from UberTwitter

    Elle_Higgins Monty had a shiny glitter guitar and a mohawk. Adam, guys, he did all these hysterical faces and hand movements to IIHU.
    less than 20 seconds ago from UberTwitter

    Elle_Higgins Holy shit so much epic.Adam had his hair in a pomp but it was shorter & his outfit was a plus.Longineu had his new sticks, lisa was notthere
    half a minute ago from UberTwitter

    Elle_Higgins IIHU WAS FUCKING AMAZEBALLS. I CAN’T EVEN. YOU GUYS. HOLY FUCK! Adam was so technical, he like controlled the process.
    less than 5 seconds ago from UberTwitter

    Elle_Higgins We got to hear WWFM TWICE and also If I had U. INCREDIBLE. WWFM HAS A NEW ENDING TRILL RUN THING, OMG
    half a minute ago from UberTwitter

    MichelleHunter8 Hands down. best thing ever
    less than 20 seconds ago from mobile web

    Elle_Higgins Ok. Someone shoot me in the face. I just sang Fever in front of the entire audience including Leila Lambert.
    half a minute ago from UberTwitter

    riley1877 Here we go! MichelleHunter8 What do ya want from me and if i had you!
    half a minute ago from TweetDeck

  56. Not looking forward to the trill at the end of WWFM. Didn’t like it in the middle in his SYTYCD performance.

    Will be interesting to see if SuBo and Adam interact. That will be fun, especially with Oprah.

  57. Oh apparently they didn’t interact at all. Tweets are saying that it seems Adam will get 2/3 of the time and SuBo 1/3.

  58. I hope IIHY is not the next single! I like it and some critics have said it could be a big hit, but I don’t know. Its another dance song and I just don’t see it doing great in the US. I think that sleepwalker could be a monster hac hit. My absolute favorites (strut, fever, SFW, music again) will likely never make it to radio. Sob

  59. Yes, Saga…more tweets!! I just LOVE If I had You!!….And has anyone mentioned if any interview with Oprah?

  60. OK, here we gooo, you asked for it!

    Michelle Hunter MichelleHunter8
    Long interview.. elvis hair! mom sat by me! 7 minutes ago from mobile web

    Just an Adam Fan LightLoveAdam
    One word. EPIC!!!!!! 7 minutes ago from Echofon

    # MichelleHunter8
    Perfection. so exhausted on the train home 2 minutes ago from mobile web

    # justcallmehorse justcallmehorse
    That went really well. Hope u guys don’t miss Lisa too much. But don’t worry, she’ll be back. Thanks Adam. 2 minutes ago from TwitterBerry
    inscrutable7 Adam Lambert ‘s section was longer than SuBo’s. I think he’ll get 2/3 of the show and SuBo 1/3. @adamlambert
    half a minute ago from Echofon

    Elle_Higgins They showed the clip of Kris winning and Adam got this adorable look on his face, like it was a moment he remembered fondly.
    less than a minute ago from UberTwitter
    xoxEmjayxox Adam says he’s lost 15-20 pounds since the end of the Idol tour and man does he look AMAZING!!!!!
    half a minute ago from UberTwitter
    inscrutable7 Very nice long interview w/ Adam Lambert on Oprah. She did not make him cry–at all. @adamlambert
    less than a minute ago from Echofon

    Elle_Higgins I will recap later am driving RT @ReneeIdolPI: @Elle_Higgins adam interview deets?
    half a minute ago from UberTwitter
    lle_Higgins Yes!!!! RT @binahlinda: @Elle_Higgins lol did Oprah give everyone a cd of subo and adam
    half a minute ago from UberTwitter
    Elle_Higgins One. The one about being what ur eant to be. Number nine RT @Middlelothian: @Elle_Higgins How many songs did Subo sing?
    half a minute ago from UberTwitter
    Elle_Higgins No adam was on a platform band was lower RT @juliaxxrawr: @Elle_Higgins @xoxemjayxox Was there Adommy-ness during performances?
    less than 20 seconds ago from UberTwitter

    MichelleHunter8 Susan had short interview.. And sang one song.
    less than 10 seconds ago from mobile web
    inscrutable7 Re the AMAs: “the lyrics to FYE are frisky and risqué and I got a little frisky and risqué.” @adamlambert
    half a minute ago from Echofon

    Elle_Higgins Lol was not recordedRT @laughincryin: @Elle_Higgins Yay! Thank you! Feel free to tweetvid your version of Fever!
    less than 10 seconds ago from UberTwitter
    inscrutable7 Adam Lambert did not have much makeup on. Very clean cut handsome look. Rings and crystal type necklace. @adamlambert
    half a minute ago from Echofon
    MichelleHunter8
    Susan had short interview.. And sang one song. 6 minutes ago from mobile web
    topoppression
    Just left Oprah. Adam was gorgeous, phenomenal, funny, charming. Long interview, 2 songs…WWFM, IIHY, Elvis hair, so skinny, Mombert there
    inscrutable7
    The Oprah taping started late and got out late, which is why all my tweeting took so long. @Adamlambert half a minute ago from Echofon
    LightLoveAdam I can’t talk about the show on Twitter. Part of an agreement you sign as an audience member.
    less than 10 seconds ago from Echofon
    inscrutable7 Because the show wasn’t live there were redos. We got to hear WWFM twice! Nothing special about the staging. @adamlambert
    less than 10 seconds ago from Echofon

    TommyJoeRatliff Oprah was a lot of fun.. Got to meet a lot of cool people after! Thanks so much guys!!!
    half a minute ago from UberTwitter

    inscrutable7 Adam did not hesitate to do a redo when he didn’t like how it went down. He said he messed up WWFM ending first time. @adamlambert
    half a minute ago from Echofon

    Elle_Higgins Let’s talk about Adam’s outfit: he was wearing a Kris-esque fitted green jacket over a black tee w/ sparkly necklace & black skinny jeans.
    half a minute ago from UberTwitter

    inscrutable7 Monte Tommy and Longineu were there but Lisa was not on keyboards. Some guy I didn’t recognize played keyboard. @adamlambert
    less than 10 seconds ago from Echofon

    inscrutable7 Can I just say–IIHU sounded fantastic!! Everybody stood, clapped, and cheered when Adam lambert sang. @adamlambert
    less than a minute ago from Echofon
    inscrutable7 Adam’s level of technical control was amazing. He knew EXACTLY how he wanted to present himself. Very much the HBIC! @adamlambert
    less than 10 seconds ago from Echofon
    beautifulsoul29 Adam sangs if i had you and wwfm
    less than 10 seconds ago from mobile web

    beautifulsoul29 OMG. WHAT AN EPIC DAY. ID EVEN KNOW WHERE TO START
    half a minute ago from mobile web

  61. Michelle Hunter MichelleHunter8
    Long interview.. elvis hair! mom sat by me! 7 minutes ago from mobile web

    Just an Adam Fan LightLoveAdam
    One word. EPIC!!!!!! 7 minutes ago from Echofon

    # MichelleHunter8
    Perfection. so exhausted on the train home 2 minutes ago from mobile web

    # justcallmehorse justcallmehorse
    That went really well. Hope u guys don’t miss Lisa too much. But don’t worry, she’ll be back. Thanks Adam. 2 minutes ago from TwitterBerry
    inscrutable7 Adam Lambert ‘s section was longer than SuBo’s. I think he’ll get 2/3 of the show and SuBo 1/3. @adamlambert
    half a minute ago from Echofon

    Elle_Higgins They showed the clip of Kris winning and Adam got this adorable look on his face, like it was a moment he remembered fondly.
    less than a minute ago from UberTwitter
    xoxEmjayxox Adam says he’s lost 15-20 pounds since the end of the Idol tour and man does he look AMAZING!!!!!
    half a minute ago from UberTwitter
    inscrutable7 Very nice long interview w/ Adam Lambert on Oprah. She did not make him cry–at all. @adamlambert
    less than a minute ago from Echofon

    Elle_Higgins I will recap later am driving RT @ReneeIdolPI: @Elle_Higgins adam interview deets?
    half a minute ago from UberTwitter
    lle_Higgins Yes!!!! RT @binahlinda: @Elle_Higgins lol did Oprah give everyone a cd of subo and adam
    half a minute ago from UberTwitter
    Elle_Higgins One. The one about being what ur eant to be. Number nine RT @Middlelothian: @Elle_Higgins How many songs did Subo sing?
    half a minute ago from UberTwitter
    Elle_Higgins No adam was on a platform band was lower RT @juliaxxrawr: @Elle_Higgins @xoxemjayxox Was there Adommy-ness during performances?
    less than 20 seconds ago from UberTwitter

    MichelleHunter8 Susan had short interview.. And sang one song.
    less than 10 seconds ago from mobile web
    inscrutable7 Re the AMAs: “the lyrics to FYE are frisky and risqué and I got a little frisky and risqué.” @adamlambert
    half a minute ago from Echofon

    Elle_Higgins Lol was not recordedRT @laughincryin: @Elle_Higgins Yay! Thank you! Feel free to tweetvid your version of Fever!
    less than 10 seconds ago from UberTwitter

  62. Michelle Hunter MichelleHunter8
    Long interview.. elvis hair! mom sat by me! 7 minutes ago from mobile web

    Just an Adam Fan LightLoveAdam
    One word. EPIC!!!!!! 7 minutes ago from Echofon

    # MichelleHunter8
    Perfection. so exhausted on the train home 2 minutes ago from mobile web

    # justcallmehorse justcallmehorse
    That went really well. Hope u guys don’t miss Lisa too much. But don’t worry, she’ll be back. Thanks Adam. 2 minutes ago from TwitterBerry
    inscrutable7 Adam Lambert ‘s section was longer than SuBo’s. I think he’ll get 2/3 of the show and SuBo 1/3. @adamlambert
    half a minute ago from Echofon

    Elle_Higgins They showed the clip of Kris winning and Adam got this adorable look on his face, like it was a moment he remembered fondly.
    less than a minute ago from UberTwitter
    xoxEmjayxox Adam says he’s lost 15-20 pounds since the end of the Idol tour and man does he look AMAZING!!!!!
    half a minute ago from UberTwitter
    inscrutable7 Very nice long interview w/ Adam Lambert on Oprah. She did not make him cry–at all. @adamlambert
    less than a minute ago from Echofon

    Elle_Higgins I will recap later am driving RT @ReneeIdolPI: @Elle_Higgins adam interview deets?
    half a minute ago from UberTwitter
    lle_Higgins Yes!!!! RT @binahlinda: @Elle_Higgins lol did Oprah give everyone a cd of subo and adam
    half a minute ago from UberTwitter

  63. Michelle Hunter MichelleHunter8
    Long interview.. elvis hair! mom sat by me! 7 minutes ago from mobile web

    Just an Adam Fan LightLoveAdam
    One word. EPIC!!!!!! 7 minutes ago from Echofon

    # MichelleHunter8
    Perfection. so exhausted on the train home 2 minutes ago from mobile web

    # justcallmehorse justcallmehorse
    That went really well. Hope u guys don’t miss Lisa too much. But don’t worry, she’ll be back. Thanks Adam. 2 minutes ago from TwitterBerry
    inscrutable7 Adam Lambert ‘s section was longer than SuBo’s. I think he’ll get 2/3 of the show and SuBo 1/3. @adamlambert
    half a minute ago from Echofon

    Elle_Higgins They showed the clip of Kris winning and Adam got this adorable look on his face, like it was a moment he remembered fondly.
    less than a minute ago from UberTwitter
    xoxEmjayxox Adam says he’s lost 15-20 pounds since the end of the Idol tour and man does he look AMAZING!!!!!
    half a minute ago from UberTwitter
    inscrutable7 Very nice long interview w/ Adam Lambert on Oprah. She did not make him cry–at all. @adamlambert
    less than a minute ago from Echofon

    Elle_Higgins I will recap later am driving RT @ReneeIdolPI: @Elle_Higgins adam interview deets?
    half a minute ago from UberTwitter
    lle_Higgins Yes!!!! RT @binahlinda: @Elle_Higgins lol did Oprah give everyone a cd of subo and adam
    half a minute ago from UberTwitter
    Elle_Higgins One. The one about being what ur eant to be. Number nine RT @Middlelothian: @Elle_Higgins How many songs did Subo sing?
    half a minute ago from UberTwitter
    Elle_Higgins No adam was on a platform band was lower RT @juliaxxrawr: @Elle_Higgins @xoxemjayxox Was there Adommy-ness during performances?
    less than 20 seconds ago from UberTwitter

  64. MichelleHunter8 Susan had short interview.. And sang one song.
    less than 10 seconds ago from mobile web

    inscrutable7 Re the AMAs: “the lyrics to FYE are frisky and risqué and I got a little frisky and risqué.” @adamlambert
    half a minute ago from Echofon

    Elle_Higgins Lol was not recordedRT @laughincryin: @Elle_Higgins Yay! Thank you! Feel free to tweetvid your version of Fever!
    less than 10 seconds ago from UberTwitter

    inscrutable7 Adam Lambert did not have much makeup on. Very clean cut handsome look. Rings and crystal type necklace. @adamlambert
    half a minute ago from Echofon

    MichelleHunter8
    Susan had short interview.. And sang one song. 6 minutes ago from mobile web

    topoppression
    Just left Oprah. Adam was gorgeous, phenomenal, funny, charming. Long interview, 2 songs…WWFM, IIHY, Elvis hair, so skinny, Mombert there

    inscrutable7
    The Oprah taping started late and got out late, which is why all my tweeting took so long. @Adamlambert half a minute ago from Echofon

    LightLoveAdam I can’t talk about the show on Twitter. Part of an agreement you sign as an audience member.
    less than 10 seconds ago from Echofon

    inscrutable7 Because the show wasn’t live there were redos. We got to hear WWFM twice! Nothing special about the staging. @adamlambert
    less than 10 seconds ago from Echofon

    TommyJoeRatliff Oprah was a lot of fun.. Got to meet a lot of cool people after! Thanks so much guys!!!
    half a minute ago from UberTwitter

    inscrutable7 Adam did not hesitate to do a redo when he didn’t like how it went down. He said he messed up WWFM ending first time. @adamlambert
    half a minute ago from Echofon

    Elle_Higgins Let’s talk about Adam’s outfit: he was wearing a Kris-esque fitted green jacket over a black tee w/ sparkly necklace & black skinny jeans.
    half a minute ago from UberTwitter

  65. MichelleHunter8 Susan had short interview.. And sang one song.
    less than 10 seconds ago from mobile web

    inscrutable7 Re the AMAs: “the lyrics to FYE are frisky and risqué and I got a little frisky and risqué.” @adamlambert
    half a minute ago from Echofon

    Elle_Higgins Lol was not recordedRT @laughincryin: @Elle_Higgins Yay! Thank you! Feel free to tweetvid your version of Fever!
    less than 10 seconds ago from UberTwitter

    inscrutable7 Adam Lambert did not have much makeup on. Very clean cut handsome look. Rings and crystal type necklace. @adamlambert
    half a minute ago from Echofon

    MichelleHunter8
    Susan had short interview.. And sang one song. 6 minutes ago from mobile web

    topoppression
    Just left Oprah. Adam was gorgeous, phenomenal, funny, charming. Long interview, 2 songs…WWFM, IIHY, Elvis hair, so skinny, Mombert there

  66. Something really wonky with MJ’s site. Can’t post, sorry. TONS of twitter…

  67. inscrutable7 Monte Tommy and Longineu were there but Lisa was not on keyboards. Some guy I didn’t recognize played keyboard. @adamlambert
    less than 10 seconds ago from Echofon

    inscrutable7 Can I just say–IIHU sounded fantastic!! Everybody stood, clapped, and cheered when Adam lambert sang. @adamlambert
    less than a minute ago from Echofon

    inscrutable7 Adam’s level of technical control was amazing. He knew EXACTLY how he wanted to present himself. Very much the HBIC! @adamlambert
    less than 10 seconds ago from Echofon

    beautifulsoul29 Adam sangs if i had you and wwfm
    less than 10 seconds ago from mobile web

    beautifulsoul29 OMG. WHAT AN EPIC DAY. ID EVEN KNOW WHERE TO START

    KarmaLovesGumbo @xoxEmjayxox Any boyfriend discussion?
    25 minutes ago from web in reply to xoxEmjayxox

    @KarmaLovesGumbo Nope.
    7 minutes ago from UberTwitter in reply to KarmaLovesGumbo
    half a minute ago from mobile web

    beautifulsoul29
    he sang WWFM twice because he didn’t like the ending of thr first one half a minute ago from mobile web

    inscrutable7 Adam said he had lots of insecurities when he was younger and he’s still insecure. The only validation he got in hs was when performing.
    1 minute ago from Echofon

    inscrutable7 Leila Lambert was in the second row. She was wearing a black jacket and looked gorgeous! @adamlambert
    less than 10 seconds ago from Echofon

  68. Thanks for the tweets Saga…great to hear it went well. I can relax now.

  69. Here comes another batch of tweet. Sorry for the double post above, I cant edit.

    beautifulsoul29 Oprah showed a clip of Adam shopping at the supermarket
    less than 5 seconds ago from mobile web

    beautifulsoul29 And also a vid of him shopping
    less than 20 seconds ago from mobile web

    inscrutable7 Oprah loved Adam for sure but she didn’t excessively fawn over him like most interviewers do. @adamlambert
    less than 20 seconds ago from Echofon

    # beautifulsoul29
    He talked about the Universe getting him to the point where he is now less than 5 seconds ago from mobile web

    beautifulsoul29
    and that he still has self esteem issues less than a minute ago from mobile web

    xoxEmjayxox @adamlambert @TommyJoeRatliff You guys kicked serious ass today. Loved it!!!
    half a minute ago from UberTwitter in reply to TommyJoeRatliff

    nscrutable7 Adam talked about both Paula and Simon and how they each brought something impt to the show. @adamlambert
    less than 10 seconds ago from Echofon

    beautifulsoul29 he also said that he lost 20 pounds…by watching portions
    half a minute ago from mobile web

    inscrutable7 Adam was wearing a sparkly silver belt and he looked rock star skinny–in a very good way. @adamlambert
    less than a minute ago from Echofon

    beautifulsoul29 Adam squeed when he was talking about meeting Madonna. he said OMG in the cuuuttesssttt voice. :)
    less than 20 seconds ago from mobile web

  70. beautifulsoul29 he said none of this feels real and that he’s been really lonely over the past couple months
    less than 10 seconds ago from mobile web

    inscrutable7 I’d say his hair most closely resembled the hair in the pic on the album thank u page–the kissy photo. @adamlambert
    half a minute ago from Echofon
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  71. Zac is replacing Lisa tonight,

    I hope this is only temporary as Lisa is a good fit for the Band and I think having a girl in the band is good Feng shui. :-) So I hope the replacing is only temporary.

  72. dhunken, zac (the replacement) tweeted this;

    # justcallmehorse justcallmehorse
    That went really well. Hope u guys don’t miss Lisa too much. But don’t worry, she’ll be back. Thanks Adam. 2 minutes ago from

  73. beautifulsoul29 he told Oprah that he is starstruck by her and he compared meeting her to meeting Madonna
    less than 10 seconds ago from mobile web

    Elle_Higgins Btw a certain kiss was shown, uncensored.
    less than 20 seconds ago from UberTwitter

    beautifulsoul29 ..he really respects when people act normal around him
    less than 20 seconds ago from mobile web

    beautifulsoul29 he says that he thinks it’s cool when people come up to him and say something nice. but i could tell that he was trying to say that… less than a minute ago from mobile web

  74. beautifulsoul29 he says that he thinks it’s cool when people come up to him and say something nice. but i could tell that he was trying to say that…
    less than a minute ago from mobile web

    beautifulsoul29 ..he really respects when people act normal around him
    less than 20 seconds ago from mobile web

    beautifulsoul29 might i just add that Adam is veryyy humble and down to earth…and NORMAL. he’s very easy going and funny..especially when cameras arent
    half a minute ago from mobile web

    beautifulsoul29 ..rolling.
    half a minute ago from mobile web

    MichelleHunter8 My grandma just said she enjoyed herself so much she would go to a concert lol
    less than 20 seconds ago from mobile web

  75. Wow, is this site acting strangely for anyone else…it had me logged in as Saga.

  76. saga
    01/13/2010 at 6:09 pm

    dhunken, zac (the replacement) tweeted this;

    # justcallmehorse justcallmehorse
    That went really well. Hope u guys don’t miss Lisa too much. But don’t worry, she’ll be back. Thanks Adam. 2 minutes ago from

    Whew good thanks Saga for the update. I wouldn’t have been too happy if Lisa was no longer with the band. Still don’t know why she would be used for The Oranthi gig instead. Oh well as long as she is coming back.

  77. As he sings in If I Had You…….”And I’m workin’ my strut. but I know it don’t matter, all we need in this world is some love”.

    Adam I hope you find it…..you seem to be never alone…don’t want you to be lonely.

  78. Oops, I meant why is Lisa playing with Kesha on Jimmy Fallons show instead of with Adam not Oranthi. Sorry.

  79. I think I posted too long posts. Should have just put up the twitter accounts… (me stupid). Maybe MJ will move all these tweets to one thread.

    Last tweets;

    beautifulsoul29 he acts the exact same when the cameras were rolling and also in between breaks. he was smiling and saying hi to the audience in b/w taping
    half a minute ago from mobile web

    beautifulsoul29 spending about an hour with him in the same room. his presence shines and his personality is stunning
    half a minute ago from mobile web

  80. inscrutable7 Oprah was very complimentary and positive about Adam. Their video back story on him was nicely done. It’ll be a great show!
    less than 20 seconds ago from web

    beautifulsoul29 the beginning of the interview was about him being gay and coming out to RS. he said he didn’t want to be labeled while on idol
    less than a minute ago from mobile web

    inscrutable7 When he talked about how he still had insecurities everyone’s heart broke a little! By the way, he did NOT act insecure at all. LOL.
    1 minute ago from web

    inscrutable7 I can’t recall her asking him anything that we haven’t heard before (sorry). He did expand on some topics though.
    2 minutes ago from web

    inscrutable7 I don’t know if the band will show up much on tv; they stood lower than the rest of the stage, and he didn’t interact with them at all.
    5 minutes ago from web

    inscrutable7 I don’t think she asked him anything new. He retold the story of meeting Madonna and how he was starstruck. Talked about Monte.
    6 minutes ago from web

    beautifulsoul29 a very sparkley ring. his jewerly was sparkling in the lights. it was beautiful
    6 minutes ago from mobile web

    inscrutable7 He talked about decision to take action and realize his dream but no mention of drugs, burning man, or dropping acid. Sanitized story line.
    7 minutes ago from web

    inscrutable7 I couldn’t tell the diff b/w the first WWFM and the 2nd. They both sounded GREAT to me! He did the falsetto on both versions. @adamlambert
    8 minutes ago from web

    beautifulsoul29 was wearing a thin over jacket…greenish dark blueish
    8 minutes ago from mobile web

    inscrutable7 Adam went off the stage immediately after he was done. I don’t think he went out a stage door afterward, but I didn’t think to look.
    9 minutes ago from web

    beautifulsoul29 his hair was slicked back….very shiny
    10 minutes ago from mobile web

    inscrutable7 Adam really points at specific people during IIHU when he sings “If I had YOU”. He pointed at me. Well, that’s my story anyway!!
    10 minutes ago from web

    inscrutable7 They played FYE and Fever to warm up the crowd before hand. Everyone was dancing and clapping and cheering. Very enthusiastic. @adamlambert
    12 minutes ago from web

    inscrutable7 Adam got whistles, “I love yous”, lots of spontaneous yelling. Two people in audience said they had never heard of him before. Huhhh?!?!?!
    12 minutes ago from web

    inscrutable7 So glad the performance wasn’t live b/c we got to see all the redos. People were yelling that he could keep redoing songs all afternoon!

  81. beautifulsoul29 oh he also said that NEVER thought that he could win while on Idol
    14 minutes ago from mobile web

    inscrutable7 Oprah watched Adam from the audience, but I didn’t really catch her reaction. I wasn’t watching her at all at that point. @adamlambert
    14 minutes ago from web

    inscrutable7 Adam said he visualized what he wntd from life and then took action. He compared visualization to prayer; “almost the same thing.”
    15 minutes ago from web

    beautifulsoul29 was very interactive and warm
    16 minutes ago from mobile web

    inscrutable7 SuBo got down off her chair and did the infamous hip swivel. Her voice IS very strong. Enough said about that. Back to Adam.
    less than a minute ago from web

    beautifulsoul29 he said why does him being gay have to go before him being a singer
    1 minute ago from mobile web

    inscrutable7 If you’re interested, SuBo sang one song (ninth on her album); she looked very pretty in a purple chiffon dress.
    2 minutes ago from web

    inscrutable7 Yah, I figure the Oprah audience is about 18 million folks so I’m not exactly tweeting any private info. That’s for sure. LOL
    3 minutes ago from web

    beautifulsoul29 he doesn’t like when people call him “the gay singer” or the “gay runner up”
    4 minutes ago from mobile web

  82. Sage…YES I’M (WE) SURE!!!!! Keep posting! (no pressure). Love this.

  83. inscrutable7 She asked him whether he feels lonely; he talked about how he is sometimes. He said the first week of Dec was hard for him. Sad.
    less than 5 seconds ago from web

    beautifulsoul29 and i met Tommy. Monte, and Longineu!!! got pics with them all. sooo sweet to the fans!
    less than a minute ago from mobile web

    TommyJoeRatliff Eatin at chilli’s with @monteriffic,@longineu &@justcallmehorse.
    1 minute ago from UberTwitter

    beautifulsoul29 to be*
    2 minutes ago from mobile web

    inscrutable7 There was chitchat b/w Adam and O in between segments. I tried to hear what they were saying, but I couldn’t!! Fail.
    1 minute ago from web

    beautifulsoul29 Monte said he remembers me from twitter! :) nice to meet u monte, if you’re reading this
    2 minutes ago from mobile web

    inscrutable7 Everyone in the audience got a free album. Shocker! Several people said they were hoping for a car.
    3 minutes ago from web

    inscrutable7 Some discussion of the AMA’s and the gay, but not too much. I would have been perfectly happy with less. He came across very well.
    2 minutes ago from web

  84. I hope IIHY is not the next single! I like it and some critics have said it could be a big hit, but I don’t know. Its another dance song and I just don’t see it doing great in the US. I think that sleepwalker could be a monster hac hit. My absolute favorites (strut, fever, SFW, music again) will likely never make it to radio.

    I so agree about IIHY, I don’t think it will sell in the US. And I also agree about Sleepwalker, it’s earwormy the same way WWFM is. Though that about it as well from the 30 second clips and on. It’s classic Tedder, but that can be a good thing, commerically speaking. The only thing is the timing because Sleepwalker doesn’t seem like a summer song to me, more a fall song (if that makes sense) and summer may be when WWFM is winding down, so the time for the next single.

    Not sure which song should be Adam’s next single if it’s released in summer, but IIHY isn’t it. Oh and agreed about not hearing my faveson the radio. SFW is one of my faves from his album and I think Broken Open is just great, and doubtful that either would be popular on the radio.

    Kris’s song next single is easier for me, AWM or CSA, totally.

    Allison I hope gets a second single and soon, because FIBOU is going nowhere, so clearly time to move on. Probably DWP and I think that could do well, though I adore both Scars and Holiday, not sure about radio play for those these days.

  85. Sounds like the Oprah taping went well. Looking forward to hearing IIHU.

    Did he meet any of the fans?

  86. I think that’s the most of the tweets. Some fans talked to the band mates. Don’t think there was any meet with Adam, judging from the tweets.

    I think IIHY can definetely work, I am not so worried about that one. And as for Kris, I think releasing BWCU would be a total win. That could be a really big 2nd single.

  87. I love IIHU. It is an ear worm, for sure. I really want him to release a dance song. Sleepwalker is too much like WWFM. I’d hate for his 2nd single to be safe. Also, IIHU is killer, in person!

  88. I love IIHU. It is an ear worm, for sure. I really want him to release a dance song. Sleepwalker is too much like WWFM. I’d hate for his 2nd single to be safe.

    Adam released a dance song, didn’t do too well. And being ‘safe,’ and getting good radio play and hopefully good sales, is better than releasing another dance song that only might do as well as the first one. Which is to say, not very.

    Also I don’t think IIHY is very earwormy at all, of course YMMV and all that, but I think really earwormy songs are pretty broad in who they get.

    I’m really not sure of what I think Adam’s next single should be if they release it summerish. I think it should be more uptempo, but I’m not sure which song would do well on radio from his album. I personally think PUU is a good uptempo song and I could hear it on the radio before IIHY. Really the chorus for IIHY is just so generic euro-dance, and kind of cheesy, that I just don’t see it doing well in the US.

    And as for Kris, I think releasing BWCU would be a total win. That could be a really big 2nd single.

    Hmmm. I see a lot of love for BWCU, but even more for AWM and again, I think if Kris is releasing a song in summer, the bouncy AWM would just fit so well for radio. I know Jim said that Kris said that the decision to use AWM isn’t indicative that they’ve made a final decision, but I think it’s in the running and my fingers are crossed that they’ll pick it.

  89. Thanks for the review, lorismile. The photo of Adam in the upper right corner is amazing. He looks beyond gorgeous!!

    I am also having difficulty with the site. The blockquote and other icons are not available to me on this thread. I am not able to post a comment at all on the Adam thread about his GLAAD nomination. I am still able to read everything. The problem just seems to stem with the posting. :-(

  90. Archie posted a new blog

    http://davidarchuletanetwork.ning.com/profiles/blogs/new-blog-2

    So I’ve been in Central America for the week! It’s been so great! I was in Guatemala for my first time during the beginning of the week, and I just landed in Honduras today which is where my mom is from! So I am amongst the people that make up the other half of my blood.

    ~snip
    If you were wondering why I’m down here, it is because I was invited to come down and see what an organization called Enterprise Mentors was all about. It’s an organization that helps families who struggle with poverty become self-reliant and make a living. We’ve been meeting with several of the families and seeing how it’s affected them. It’s really neat and touching to see how different other people’s lives can be from ours. We take so much for granted way too often in our lives, and it’s amazing the way people live. It amazed me to see how happy they are when they see improvement in their work, and these people are hard workers! If you want to learn more about what I’ve been learning about you can go to http://www.enterprise-mentors.org. It’s a neat cause that gives people that push and encouragement they need to start their own businesses, and become successful after coming from so little.

    ~snip
    but it’s been a little difficult coming across internet and time at the same time haha. But I’ll be sure to let you know the rest of what goes on this week later on! I’ll try and show some pictures too, even though I look nasty and need a haircut REALLY bad! But anyway, until next time. Hasta luego!

    ^^funny one david… lol

    more at link

  91. Site has been very strange today….I can’t post to the GLAAD thread either and two times I’ve been logged in as somebody else, which is very strange. Clicking on older comments takes me to an advertiser’s website sometimes that I can’t get out of. :(

    Anyhoo…..

    Sounds as if Adam was his usual charming self today. What a lucky audience to see him live. I find myself wondering at times if this guy is really human or not….seriously. Do we have documented proof that this guy casts a shadow in the light?

  92. IMO, as an Adam fan I really really really don’t want IIHY as the next single.
    I think IIHY is a cool, funny song but not a great song. I said it before, I think IIHY will have the same impact on the radio than FYE did (another song that was good but not great)

    Well let’s see what happen, If they release IIHY I hope they also select another song just in case (like FYE and WWFM)

  93. There are really amazing songs on the album like Music Again, Sleepwalker, Fever (he could do a remix with Lady Gaga), Strut

    Other amazing songs of the album are Soaked, Broken Open, Aftermath

  94. It looks like Simon Fuller is branching out into boy bands. Gina Orr retweeted this:

    BoyBandSearchUS
    Are you between the ages of 13 to 21 years old? Are you and an excellent Singer and Dancer? If you are, we are… http://fb.me/7MtLFDy

    BoyBandSearch.com

    Are you between the ages of 13 to 21 years old? Are you and an excellent Singer and Dancer? If you are, we are looking for people just like you to create The Boy Band for the Next Generation! Your submissions should showcase your unique voice, individual rhythm and dance moves. We are looking at all ethnicities. If you think you have what it takes, submit your online audition Today!

    He’s teaming up with Perez Hilton and Jamie King. I can’t tell if they’re trying to create a TV show around it too.

  95. I mean she was first. SuBo.

    Susan Boyle finished second in Britain’s Got Talent. She lost to a dance group called Diversity.

  96. Seems like a good enough place to post my experiences as of late. For several days whenever I would click prior comments I would get crazy ads for lots of different things. I haven’t seen it today though….

  97. adamlambert Back in LA!! Next up is Vh1s Critics Choice Awards on Friday! I’m presenting an award!!

  98. “Gigi3
    01/14/2010 at 12:00 am

    I mean she was first. SuBo.

    Susan Boyle finished second in Britain’s Got Talent. She lost to a dance group called Diversity.”

    She meant on Oprah SuBo was on first, Adam got the pimp spot.

  99. Re: IIHY as first single-

    hmmm… I don’t know.
    The fact that he sang it now doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll be the next single. He’s probably test-singing all kinds of songs to see how well they’re received- and I think it’ll be quite a while before any new single comes out, since they probably want WWFM to go as high up as possible, and it may still take a while…
    On the CBS Early show he sang Music Again, and I think Music Again should be his next single.
    For a few reasons: A. It’s catchy B. It has a rock element, that, let’s face it, is what raised Adam’s worth in the public’s and Media’s eye throughout the show C. I think at least 80% of the album reviews gave it high praise (and no I’m not even talking about Slezak and Lyndsey Parker who went overboard with praise for it- but the other, less fantard reviewers).
    It’s all speculation- but if the betting pool is up- I’m putting my money on Music Again (and then Sleepwalker after that).

    I also think Sure Fire Winners would be an awsome choice, because it’s unique and both dancy and rocky (but I’m less confident in that actually happening).

    I agree that IIHY is a little too europop and I fear for it on the US charts, even though I personally love dancing to it and can’t wait to see how he did it on Oprah!

  100. Hi lorismile! How come you’re up so early?

    I have to admit that Strut is my least favourite on the album- but:
    A. He sang it great live
    B. The rythum isn’t bad.
    C. I looove the bridge! “Show me what you’re working with and let me see you STRUUUUUUUUUUUUAAAAAAAAAUUUUUAAAAAAAAT”

    It does say wonders about an album that even my least favourite on it has such highlights :-)

    I’ll watch the fuse excerps you linked to when I get home from work…

  101. Post above should say shallow not shadow! Sorry it’s early here.

    Strut isn’t my favorite song either but it would make a great video….he could crock his finger towards the camera…sit at the end of a runway while everyone struts their stuff towards him….

  102. The tweet below indicates that IIHY will NOT be shown during the Oprah show, but it will be up on the Oprah.com website. So perhaps his singing IIHY does not mean it’s his next single.

    inscrutable7 Oprah taping done. Adam Lambert sang WWFM and IIHY. IIHY to air on Oprah.com not on 1-19-2010 show.
    half a minute ago from Echofon

  103. Thanks for the info Organic!
    For me it doesn’t really matter since I never see anything on TV anyway- I just watch everything on the internet, mainly on this blog…

    I can’t wait to see&hear it! He was great singing it at Gridlock, but the sound was so bad that I’m really interested to hear a good live audio as well!

  104. “Some Fuse interview stuff that didn’t make the TV cut:

    http://www.fuse.tv/videos/shows/index.html?videoId=61445343001

    Thanks, lorismile! Yes, more ADAM interviews!!!

    Hahaha…He’ll forever be grateful with that Rollingstone cover; he got to meet Madonna. And awww, he talked about relationship. I don’t know, but that dude (interviewer) is so gay-curious…

    And wow, too bad about the IICHY. I would have loved to see that performed on widescreen. Oh well..

  105. And wow, too bad about the IICHY. I would have loved to see that performed on widescreen. Oh well..

    Especially after everyone saying it was great live!

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