Lee DeWyze Interview – 101.9 the Mix
Lee DeWyze talked about The Bears, his album and more with Kathy and Eric on Chicago’s MIX 101.9 this morning. Listen to it here:
@AdamLambert tweets, “Nikka Costa KILLED it at the Roxy tonight. Ridiculous!!! She’ll sing circles ’round most all these bitches in the game!!!”
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Steven Tyler Talks with Ryan Seacrest about his First Week on Idol
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Adam Lambert: Snakeskin Boots at Boa!
Adam Lambert keeps his dark sunglasses on as he leaves Boa steakhouse on Thursday (January 20) after dinner with friends.
The 28-year-old entertainer wore a fun pair of snakeskin boots for his night out!
After dinner, Adam checked out a performance at The Roxy.
See the photos at Just Jared
My friend Maura Johnston from Popdust.com sent me this blog, from a disgruntled Idol contestant. I haven’t had the chance to read it yet, but I link it here for your perusal. If there’s anything dishy, I might pull it out into a separate post.
‘American Idol’ Exec Producer ‘Pleased’ With 15-Year-Old Contestants
“I think that the one change that I’m most excited about is opening it up to 15-year-olds. And when I heard about it, I wasn’t too happy about it, because I thought, ‘We’re going to get a bunch of immature kids come in and cry their eyes out when they’re kicked out, ‘ ” he said. “And whereas I was partly right, the majority of the kids were absolutely fabulous, and you’d never guess they were 15. They were mature, sang brilliantly and were just grateful for the opportunity of being allowed in the room.”
And, much like Palmer, there’s still plenty of those 15-year-olds who are making noise on the show.
“[I’m] very pleased with them, ” he said, “and quite a few of them are still there.”
Read more at MTV
Interview with Anwar Robinson
Anwar Robinson became a household name when he reached the top ten of American Idol’s fourth season. He is now getting ready to launch his debut album, Everything and give people a glimpse of his heart.
TheCelebrityCafe: How long have you been working on the album?
Anwar Robinson: Well this album, physically working on this album took about 2 and a half weeks to record and write. It was born out of a great process. My producer and I put our heads together and we came up with this project. A lot of help conceptually came from my management team.
Read more at the Celebrity Cafe
‘Idol’ Contestant — Applebee’s Karaoke Champion
Ashley Sullivan — the “Idol” contestant who cried her way to a golden ticket — just so happens to be a graduate of one of the most prestigious musical institutions in the world … the Applebee’s Performance Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.
TMZ has obtained video of Sullivan busting out “Take Me or Leave Me” from Rent last year at a karaoke contest at The Bee — and get this — we’re told Sullivan took home the top prize … of $500.
See the video at TMZ
American Idol Secrets Exposed: Heavy Drinking, Kelly Clarkson’s Suspected Love Triangle & More
Pop star Kelly Clarkson may have been involved in a secret love triangle with fellow Idol contestants Justin Guarini and Tamyra Gray, according to a tell-all new book spilling the secrets of one of America’s most successful television shows.
In American Idol: The Untold Story, which hit bookshelves on Wednesday just hours before the 10th season of the show premiered on Fox, author and entertainment columnist Richard Rushfield suggests that Season One’s contestants were bed-hopping years before the Jersey Shore cast made it a reality-show staple.
Read more at RadarOnline
Lee DeWyze FOX Madison Interview PT2
MADISON (WMSN) — American Idol winner and lifelong Bears fan Lee Dewyze will perform during the halftime show at one of the most highly anticipated games in NFL history – Packers vs. Bears at Soldier Field Sunday in the NFC Championship game.
Dewyze knows full well the significance of the event. He grew up in Mount Prospect, IL watching the Bears. The rivalry with the Packers doesn’t just cross the border, it was in his home – His younger brother is a lifelong Packer fan.
Dewyze will sing songs from his new album, Live It Up.
See the Video at FOX47
Kara DioGuardi: Luck can only take you so far
I know this puts me in the minority, but I absolutely loved Kara DioGuardi on “American Idol.” The facts are these: she brought as much industry expertise to the table as Randy, as many loony moments as Paula and was as consistently cutting as Simon.
That’s why part of the prize for winning Folgers Jingle Contest includes a one-on-one mentoring session with Kara … and $25, 000! All you have to do is put a unique twist on their classic “The Best Part of Wakin’ Up” jingle and submit the song by March 1.
To help guide to you victory — or soothe the sting of defeat — PopWrap sat down with Kara to find out what goes into the perfect jingle and how to rebound from rejection.
Read more at NY Post
Valentine’s ‘Glee’ song list revealed
TV Guide says that ‘Silly Love Songs’, which is due to air on February 8, will feature Rachel (Lea Michele) singing the Katy Perry track ‘Firework’.
Puck (Mark Salling) will take on Queen’s ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’, Artie (Kevin McHale) will sing Michael Jackson’s ‘P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)’ and Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) will perform ‘My Funny Valentine’ by Babes In Arms.
Meanwhile, Blaine (Darren Criss) and the Warblers will sing both Robin Thicke’s ‘When I Get You Alone’ and Paul McCartney’s ‘Silly Love Songs’.
Matthew Morrison, who plays Will, explained: “My assignment to the kids is to have them perform love songs, so we’re doing some fun classics that are Valentines-y.”
Read more at Digital Spy