Idol Headlines for 01/20/11 – The Evening Edition

Manager, Gina Orr announces via twitter, Crystal Bowersox upcoming promo plans!

The big news? Crystal is going to the all-important South by Southwest festival that takes place in Austin TX in the Spring!

Monday, Crystal will be at CMT for interviews with TV, radio and online. Tuesday she’ll visit 107.5 the river in Nashville followed by a trip to Atlanta on Wednesday and Thursday. Then it’s back to Nashville on Friday for Tennessee Mornings and a performance at Blissdom. Promo appearances in Minneapolis, Portland (OR), LA, NY, Seattle and San Diego to follow..

This week “Farmer’s Daughter” was the number 2 most added song at AAA radio. Congrats Crystal.


@DweezySignal: Lee DeWyze will appear on ET tonight to talk about Idol, his album and football. Check your local listings for time and channel.


@IdolsNow: “RUBEN STUDDARD interviewed on “Entertainment Tonight” tonight.”


@Kaaddicts: “Kris Allen will appear on The Balancing Act on Lifetime on 1/27 (7-8am) (via @shoshpd)”


Fantasia will perform at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on April 29. More info HERE.


More Headlines after the JUMP…


Did ‘American Idol’ Slander the Bronx?

The feel-good story of an “American Idol” contestant’s journey from gritty Bronx to glitzy Hollywood didn’t feel so good to the Bronx borough president.

In a statement expressing his disgust — titled “American Idol’s Slander of the Bronx” — Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. alleged Thursday that the popular television show portrayed his beloved borough as a crime-infested dump.

“They have basically erased two and a half decades of work in a minute and a half, ” Diaz said in an interview. “They depict the borough as if it was still the ’70s or ’80s.”

Read more at the Wall Street Journal


American Idol, The Day After: Premiere Webisode

So today marks the thrilling premiere of our bi-weekly, post-episode chat web series, “The Day After.” For our first Idolicious gabfest, we discuss Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez’s big debut and freaky evil-twin resemblance, Randy Jackson’s general uselessness, whether the show can go on without Sir Simon, and, um, Yoji Pop and Ashley Sullivan.

Let the babbling begin! And come back tomorrow, and in the coming weeks, for more “Idol” dish sessions.

See the Video at


American Idol To Be Honored At 2011 NARM Music Business Convention

MARLTON, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NARM, the music business association, announced today that it will honor American Idol, one of the most popular programs in the history of American television, with a special Outstanding Achievement Award to celebrate the show’s 10th season on the air and highlight its impact on the world of music. The Award will be presented at the 2011 NARM Convention Awards Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles on Thursday, May 12. Idol judges and contestants, as well as representatives from 19 Entertainment, FremantleMedia North America and Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX), will be invited to participate in the presentation that will revisit Idol’s journey to the top.

Read more at Business Wire


Tim Urban VLOG Update


WATCH: Jane Lynch & Adam Lambert Talk ‘American Idol’ at Private Elton John Concert

What did Adam Lambert make of the new “American Idol” judges?

It seems the singer may have forgotten his roots, saying, “Oh that’s tonight?” when asked about the season premiere.

Watch the video to see his predictions on the new judges.

Meanwhile, Jane revealed how she practices her “Glee” rants — by throwing fits at home with her wife!

Watch the Video at Entertainment Tonight


Lee DeWyze and Andrew Freund of My Space talk all things Idol!

Via drew20050


‘Idol’ Boy Scout ADVANCES … to Eagle Scout

The 18-year-old Boy Scout who got DENIED on “American Idol” last night finally got some good news — he’ll be promoted to the rank of EAGLE SCOUT tomorrow!!!

TMZ has learned … Christopher Cordeiro — who bombed during his rendition of “My Way” — had a back-up life plan all along … and interviewed with the Eagle Scout Board of Review back in November.

Read more at TMZ


Caleb Hawley advances in ‘Idol’ competition

Hawley’s parents, Dale and Vicki Hawley, and his in-laws, Patrick and Debbie O’Keefe, watched the show with more than 30 other friends and family members at the Agave Kitchen in downtown Hudson. The Hawleys and O’Keefes are Hudson residents.

Hawley is married to the former Samantha O’Keefe, who met when they were sophomores at Hudson High. The couple has lived New York City for the past four years. He is graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Read more at Hudson Star Observer


Nigel Lythgoe Addresses ‘American Idol’ Ratings Drop

But one person isn’t complaining: American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe, who returned to the franchise this year after a two-year-break. “I am thrilled and delighted at the reaction to the new panel, ” Lythgoe tells THR, noting that the numbers were 45% higher than last year’s finale performance night and 18% higher than the season 9 finale results show.

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter


What Former ‘Idol’ Contestants Thought of Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler

Aussie singer Michael Johns, who finished in eighth place on the seventh season, also supported Lopez, who seemed to have a tough time turning away contestants on Wednesday’s premiere (“Why did I sign up for this?!” she exclaimed at one point.)

“I think she just didn’t realize how hard it is to break someone’s heart, ” said Johns. “Ellen [DeGeneres] experienced that too.”

But Johns (who is working on a new album, with Jackson, due in the fall) said Tyler “was amazing. He had perfect critiques, was funny and knew when to be stern. I did dig how Steven knew lyrics and jammed out a little. It was a cool moment.”

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter


Clay Aiken rooting for ‘Idol’ contestant Victoria Huggins

“I tuned in for the first time in years, because a girl that I’ve known for years was on the show, ” says Idol’s second-season runner-up, who met the bubbly 16-year-old from St. Pauls, N.C., years ago when they both competed in a gospel-music talent contest. At the time, Clay recalls, Victoria likely would have been 4 or 5.

“She won in her age category, and I won in my category, ” Clay says. “Her mother and my mother have stayed in touch. I knew to watch last night because my mother had heard from her mother that she might be on.”

Read more at USA Today


A Star-Studded Rally for Velvet Pancakes

We’re at Kiston on Robertson for the launch of Griddle Cafe’s Chef Jodi’s amazing Red Velvet PanCAKE Mix. The stars come out to support this culinary breakfast delight, such as Eliza Dushku and her main squeeze, Rick Fox; “American Idol” champ David Cook; and singer-songwriter Michelle Branch. May we tempt you? Hosted by Lesley Robins.

See the Video HERE


Taylor Hicks Says Steven Tyler Is the Real ‘American Idol’

“We have found a new ‘American Idol, ‘ and his name is Steven Tyler, ” Taylor tells me. “I enjoy the judges this year, especially Steven, who is the breath of fresh air the show needed. Now all we have to do is find the contest that gives a breath of fresh air and it’s a home run.”

Read more at Popeater


Reinventing an American Idol: A Conversation with Taylor Hicks

Earlier this month Hicks returned to Jam Cruise as an official performer—and quickly made his presence known throughout the ship through sit ins with the likes of Widespread Panic’s JoJo Hermann, the Everyone Orchestra, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, George Porter Jr. and Maceo Parker, among others. While onboard, Hicks also sat down with to discuss his live music roots, recent stint with the traveling musical Grease and how Willie Nelson changed his fashion sense forever.



Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez Draw Celeb Viewers To ‘American Idol’

Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler made their big “American Idol” debuts on Wednesday night, and regular fans and “Idol” alums weren’t the only ones tuning in for the big premiere. Based on the people we spoke to at Sunday night’s Golden Globes, there were some very famous eyes glued to the set too.

“My faith in ‘American Idol’ has been restored, ” “Precious” star Gabby Sidibe told MTV News. “They switched it up with the judges, and now I’m interested again.”

Read more at MTV


Exclusive: Glee Goes (Almost) Full-Frontal

A source close to the award-winning smash tells me that the cast spent the two weeks prior working out religiously to prepare for an upcoming episode that calls for the entire New Directions crew to drop trou. And shirt. And, well, everything but their unmentionables!

What the McKinley hell is going on?

Relax, it’s all very innocent. Without giving too much away, the sequence involves Ashley Fink’s Lauren performing her first solo. When stage fright kicks in, she recalls a nerves-calming remedy that Puck once suggested. I think you can fill in the rest by yourselves.

Read more at TV Line


‘Glee’ gets ‘Firework, ‘ ‘HIMYM’ gets Katy Perry

The next day, her current hit “Firework” will be performed by Rachel Berry — alias Lea Michele — in a Valentine’s Day-themed episode of “Glee” when the FOX series resumes new Tuesday episodes Feb. 8.

Read more at Zap2it

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