Idol Headlines for 02/12/10

‘Idol’ didn’t make an offer to Stern, source says

“Could he have talked to someone at 19 Entertainment (the production company behind ‘Idol’)? Sure. Did he get an offer? No. No way, ” said one source.

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s he creating pure fiction for the purposes of having negotiating power when his five-year deal with Sirius satellite radio ends later this year? Possibly, but Stern might have gotten such an offer — just not for “Idol.” The latest rumor is that Stern was actually offered a seat on “America’s Got Talent.”

MSNBC

‘We Are The World’ Remake Premieres Tonight During Olympics Opening Ceremonies

“We Are the World — 25 for Haiti” is set to premiere on Friday night (February 12) at 7:30 p.m. ET, during the opening ceremony of the Olympics in Vancouver. The song features appearances by a number of artists including Janet Jackson, Justin Bieber, Jordin Sparks, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Pink — along with some newly added artists who won’t be revealed until the remake airs. But while we wait for the debut of the Haiti benefit, organized by Lionel Richie and Quincy Jones, we have a preview from the people behind the song.

MTV

Today in ‘Idol:’ Ryan Seacrest’s ‘Rock My Town’ hits NYC

There’s another major weather system headed for the northeast — but this one’s sizzling hot! Kris Allen, Adam Lambert and Allison Iraheta are in New York City on Friday night for Ryan Seacrest’s “Idols Rock My Town, ” a free concert being held at Highline Ballroom.

The Big Apple won bragging rights to this contest, in which fans voted to bring the Idols to their hometown. Adam, who’s in NYC for a slew of appearances, including his share of fashion week shows and an acoustic concert for VH1, seemed especially jazzed about the reunion. Via his Twitter account, Adam wrote that he was “so excited to share the stage” with Kris and Allison, adding that “it’s been too long.”

LA Times

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Exclusive: Ex-Idols Judge Ellen!

While the world watched American Idol this week to witness Ellen DeGeneres’ first spin in the judges’ chair alongside Simon, Kara and Randy (Uh, Paula who?), so did former star contestants of the hit Fox talent search. UsMagazine.com reached out to several of them to get their take on the comedian-turned-talk show queen’s anticipated new incarnation. Here’s their feedback:

David Cook (Season 7 winner): “I thought she did great and seemed like a natural!”

Mandisa (Season 5): “I give Ellen an ‘A’! I knew Ellen would bring much needed comedic relief in a very high pressure situation, but I was pleasantly surprised that her critiques were also constructive and helpful. Throughout the season, I expect that Ellen will speak the truth in love (like our dearly missed Paula), but will also temper her comments with her gentle yet firm humor. She’s a welcome addition!”

US

Cut from American Idol, but Thrilled for Chance to Spread Pro-Life Message

In this week’s episode of American Idol it was revealed that Maddy Curtis, the 16-year-old who endeared Idol viewers with her winning personality and who advanced to the second round of the show on the merits of a soulful rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah, ” was cut from the show. But, says Maddy, from her perspective her American Idol adventure was the furthest thing from a failure.

“It was a phenomenal experience, ” she said in an interview with LifeSiteNews.com (LSN) this week. Being given the opportunity to sing on the stage of the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood — the theatre where the Academy Awards take place — was an “amazing” opportunity, she said.

But, she continued, “What was so great about [the experience] was not necessarily making it that far, but the story that got out about our family, and the pro-life message that was shown to the world.”

Catholic Exchange

Idol Judge Predicts Katie Stevens Could Win it All

Back at home, folks are rallying around her.

Community members are planning several local viewing parties in the coming months to help drive support for their hometown star, according to the Republican American. Middlebury Fire Chief Paul J. Perrotti tells the Republican American he doesn’t know Stevens personally, but he said she’s quickly becoming the star in this small town.

“This a great thing for the town, ” Perrotti said. “To send someone to Hollywood? This town should be proud of that. It’s something we can watch together and celebrate. It’s something we have in common.”

NBC Connecticut

We’re still proud of you, Dave, our ‘American Idol’

Well, Dave Pittman’s “American Idol” run ended early.

During the second show of the Hollywood round this week, he was among those sent home. Still, “Idol” judge Kara DioGuardi offered him encouragement during the brief glimpse at his farewell on Wednesday night’s episode.

Undoubtedly being cut had to be disappointing for Dave, although he did get quite an experience with his audition and trip to Hollywood. Plus, he found 3, 980 fans on his Facebook page. That’s quite a following for a young singer from Gassville.

Baxter Bulletin

Oh Kris, you’re such a tease

AMERICAN Idol 2009 winner Kris Allen is so sure of his masculinity that, at his Wednesday gig, he was confident enough to wrap a bright red feather boa – snagged from a fan in the front row – around his neck.

“Why not, right?” he drawled into the microphone, much to the delight of the crowd, largely made up of ecstatic (read: screaming) teenage girls.

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He later invited four girls up on stage to dance and sing with him, and they even got to, gasp, hug him at the end.

“Sorry, I’m sweaty, ” said the sweet fella apologetically.

At one point he even reached into the crowd to grab a Shrek-themed headband from a fan.

AsiaOne.com

Heard on the Runway

A sea of celebrities donned red dresses and took over the runway Thursday evening for the Heart’s Truth fashion show during New York fashion week.

Unlike traditional fashion shows, where one model starts walking before another finishes, each celebrity was given her personal run of the stage—with her own love-themed music to boot. Valerie Harper, of Mary Tyler Moore fame, glided down to “Love is in the Air.” American Idol winner Jordin Sparks, wearing a strapless Badgley Mischka gown, walked to a version of her hit, “Battlefield.”

WSJ.com

Heidi Klum and Kim Kardashian’s Diet Secrets

When you take 17 celebrities and ask them all to walk in a single fashion show, mayhem ensues. Such was the case backstage at the Red Dress Collection 2010 fashion show tonight.

And with that, it was time to start the show. As I made my way out of the dressing area backstage, I passed Jordin Sparks, who was just jumping into her dress and wasn’t going to have time to give interviews before the show.

“I can’t do this!” a time-weary Sparks confessed to her publicist, noting the line of media waiting around the corner. “Just walk by and wave, ” Sparks’ publicist suggested, seeing that Sparks didn’t want to disappoint the press. “Are they gonna be mad, though?” sweet Sparks asked. “My hair’s already getting frizzy!” Talk about a good excuse! I smiled at Sparks to let her know, hey, a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. If your hair is getting frizzy and your show’s about to start, we won’t hold it against you! As I turned the corner to find my seat for the show, I heard Sparks oblige a journalist’s request for a quick song.

What a trooper! (And what a gorgeous voice!)

Stylelist.com

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Visits Corbin Bleu IN THE HEIGHTS

Corbin Bleu is the first star of the popular High School Musical film franchise to hit Broadway as he steps into the role of bodega owner Usnavi in IN THE HEIGHTS.

Bleu will remain in the show through April 25, 2010.

Jordin Sparks attended the show on Friday night, February 12th and BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture her backstage! Sparks was the youngest winner ever of AMERICAN IDOL, doing so at the age of 17 for the shows’ sixth season. She has since sold more than 9 million albums worldwide.

Broadway World

7 Photos of Carrie Underwood on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER “Hooked”

CBS released 7 new photos of Carrie Underwood who will guest star on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER “Hooked” Season 5 Episode 16 which will air Monday, March 1 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.. Carrie will play Tiffany, a gorgeous enigma who drives Ted crazy by keeping him on the hook. You can can check out more photos below.

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video: Inside Kate Gosselin’s Sexy NYC Club Night!

Us Weekly’s Senior Editor Ian Drew — and special guest, Idol alum Kimberly Caldwell! — round up the latest “Hot Stuff” from this week’s issue of the magazine.

US Magazine

Slick ‘Idol’ stars are best parts of ‘Grease’ at National Theatre

But before the musical’s year-plus run ended in New York, it became a haven for “Idol” stars Taylor Hicks and Ace Young. They are the charmers-in-chief of this otherwise flat “Grease, ” with Young offering himself as an utterly winsome Danny and Hicks having a ball playing . . . ladies and gentlemen, Taylor Hicks!

Actually, he plays the Teen Angel, but that role is basically a campy second-act cameo that allows some dreamy pop figure to croon “Beauty School Dropout.” It lets Hicks be Hicks, but instead of facing judges and at-home voters, he’s popping out of a giant ice cream cone over the local burger stand and offering sober counsel via corny serenade.

Washington Post

‘Idol’ judge to play in charity golf tournament

There’s nothing idle about rumors surrounding the next big celebrity to visit Ocala, but there’s definitely some idol talk.

Singer, songwriter, Grammy Award winner, record producer and, yes, “American Idol” judge Kara DioGuardi is set to play in a charity golf tournament this spring to benefit Phoenix House, a rehabilitation center in Citra.

The tournament will take place April 24 at Golden Hills Golf & Turf Club, which is owned by DioGuardi’s longtime friend, Bernadette Castro.

It won’t be DioGuardi’s first visit to the area. Castro said they met when “she sang as a little girl, probably less than 10 years old, in my parent’s home in Ocala. We heard this little girl belt out a song, and we were all so taken with her.”

Ocala.com

2. 4102 Sneed Rd., 37215
Buyer: Julie Boos, trustee for the Pretty Little Peacock Trust
Sale price: $1.435 million
Builder/seller: C. Rogan Allen
Seller’s agent: Amanda Wachtler (Pilkerton Realtors)
Buyer’s agent: Cindy Lockhart (Crye-Leike Realtors)

Rogan Allen, son of the late and legendary WLAC DJ “Hoss” Allen, is starting to specialize in building luxury homes for musicians, it would appear. Working with architect Sharon Pigott, he built a striking Green Hills home that Kings of Leon bass player Jared Followill bought in November. Now, a few blocks away, he has sold this spec home to country singer and American Idol darling Kellie Pickler.

Some disclosure seems appropriate here. This column regularly names celebrity buyers of homes when their identities can be confirmed, and we are more often than not able to learn who the real buyer is when a trustee makes the purchase. We find that other parties will inevitably make such info public soon after a star buys a place, and we know there is public interest in who is buying the most expensive homes in town. We hope we have not made too many celebs too unhappy, but we do as we must.

Nashville Scene

West Michigan Idol Night With Matt Giraud Centers Griffins’ Full Weekend

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010 vs. Peoria Rivermen

Time: 7 p.m. at Van Andel Arena (doors open at 6 p.m.).

West Michigan Idol Night: Presented by Lake Michigan Credit Union, the Griffins will host West Michigan Idol Night featuring Kalamzaoo native and top-five finalist during last season’s American Idol, Matt Giraud. Giraud will meet fans and sign autographs prior to the game and perform during the first intermission.

Idol 4-Pack: Fans can get four specially priced Griffins tickets, four Matt Giraud 8×10 photo cards created especially for the autograph session, and be entered into a drawing to win four VIP passes to a pre-game meet and greet with Matt, all for either $48 or $68. Please visit griffinshockey.com/idol for more information.

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‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Star To Appear on Oscars

Having connections pays off for ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ contestant Jonathan “Legacy” Perez. Zap2it has confirmed that Legacy will be a part of the Academy Awards, dancing with The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers. He received the position after he helped ‘SYTYCD’ judge Adam Shankman with the audition process. Shankman is producing the Oscars with Bill Mechanic.

Unlike the Emmys, which have an Outstanding Choreography category, having dancers on the Oscars feels out of place. The five songs nominated for Best Original Song don’t have any place for breakdancers, so my only guess is that the show will open with a flashy performance. Legacy hasn’t provided any solid details to how he will be involved.

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Fancy a coffee? Simon Cowell’s dinner date with new girlfriend… and then it’s back to his place

The X Factor judge took the American Idol make-up artist out for dinner last night before whisking her back to his luxury London pile.

After feasting on contemporary Japanese cuisine at Zuma restaurant, the 50-year-old appeared to be excited about going back to his place with Mezhgan, 36.

Daily Mail.co.uk

Pop-Ed: Howard Stern Is the Only Choice To Replace Simon Cowell

t has been a week dominated by the buzz of Howard Stern potentially making the jump from satellite radio to Fox to replace Simon Cowell on ‘American Idol.’ Entertainment newscasts proclaim just how much money Stern could be offered ($100 million! More!), speculation of Stern coming to ‘A.I.’ cast a bizarre shadow over Ellen DeGeneres’ debut on the show and Stern himself has spent hours upon hours on his Sirius/XM show laughing about the opportunity and having seven months off a year to count his ‘A.I.’ money.

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  1. Stern might have gotten such an offer — just not for “Idol.” The latest rumor is that Stern was actually offered a seat on “America’s Got Talent.”

    Good, I hope he takes it. I despise that crappy show.

  2. On another note, Adam won another poll for Billboard as sexist male artist.

    Adam is a sexist? LOL unique28v — funniest typo in a while.

  3. On another note, Adam won another poll for Billboard as sexist male artist.

    Adam is a sexist? LOL unique28v — funniest typo in a while.

    whoops!! LOL Thanks for bringing that to my attention. I still had time to correct it.

  4. POP:
    22 20 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 3455 2864 591 23.723
    +105 Spins
    +45 Bullet
    +0.573 AI

    HAC:
    29 24 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 800 597 203 3.514
    +39 Spins
    +29 Bullet
    +0.237 AI

    Sorry, have been unable to get Kris’ numbers as at work. The above have been taken from Hoopla.

  5. Howard Stern would be a perfect choice for a sucky show like AGT.
    I might even watch.

    Interesting column from HDD about music sales:

    ” The Grammys provided further momentum to a phenomenon few in the music business saw coming: the flattening of recent year-over-year declines in album sales, even as the singles business continues to boom—and most in the industry would readily agree that flat is good. In the first five weeks of the year, we’ve seen four straight six-figure debuts, culminating with Lady Antebellum’s 485k+ bow, establishing a surprising pattern of big new releases outperforming industry expectations.”

    http://www.hitsdailydouble.com/home/home.cgi

  6. OMG Pants on the Ground is now the #14 song on iTunes.

    That’s pretty funny. I’d love to see it at #1.
    Update:
    #14 POTG
    #17 LLWD
    #26 WWFM

  7. Video of Danny from Texas radio station yesterday, singing his single My Best Days
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPW3VKHAJaQ

    and a fan video from the packed concert in upstate NY last week, Danny singing I Will Not Say Goodbye from his album and the Brian McKnight song Back at One.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dq6qmp9B840

    Always interesting to me how audiences really relate to Danny so much. Saw him at one venue before Christmas where he had that same rapport, but country singer Mallory Hope (very charming and talented) who came on right before him wasn’t able to achieve that. Even though she was clearly trying her best to get the crowd more into it with her. There’s something about Danny and his performances people really respond to.

  8. I’m sure that if she made the top 24, Maddy Curtis would have been eaten alive by VFTW and pundits over her religious views…

  9. Thanks BeckyMD for posting that. I was trying to put it up over in Adam’s other thread but am not very good with linking stuff. Can’t wait for the music vid’s to get put up. And Adam look’s really good in those clips.

  10. OMG Pants on the Ground is now the #14 song on iTunes.

    That’s pretty funny. I’d love to see it at #1.
    Update:
    #14 POTG
    #17 LLWD
    #26 WWFM

    That is all kind of wrong.

  11. Okay, I have just listened to Soaked and I have to say far and away the BEST performance I have heard from Adam! Perfection……….love the end…kind of chilling…… the sereneness of it. LOVE his talent….man!

  12. Idol Judge Predicts Katie Stevens Could Win it All

    All the judges should just be quiet about this kind of thing.
    I like her and I don’t want any backlash, which will happen.
    And it is not good mentally for her either to be told that. Just tell her that she is really, really good.

    Didn’t they learn anything at all from last year ?

  13. I agree I don’t think the judges should say someone can win it all or someone will be in the finals at least not early in the competition. I wonder if they do it intentionally so it seems like the underdog always wins and boosts ratings and interest. I feel sorry for the people who are labeled as frontrunners early. How can you be perceived as growing during the competition if you are labeled as number one from the beginning. I can understand why airtime isn’t equal before the top 24 or 36, there are just too many contestants and some don’t stand out that much in earlier performances as they do later.

  14. Thank God Maddy Curtis was cut, that could have gotten nasty quick. I am a very political person, but I completely want politics kept out of idol, because then you get the mess that was last season.

  15. Idol Judge Predicts Katie Stevens Could Win it All

    Good grief, what a bunch of misinformation:

    After Stevens performance on Wednesday night, judge Kara DioGuardi told the 17-year-old she just might win the whole competition.

    “Katie, you could be the potential winner,” DioGuardi said at the show’s end.

    I just rewatched Katie’s group performance, and it was not then that Kara made that comment. It was in a preview of next week’s show, and for all we know the editing was deceptive. There is no way of knowing if she was even really speaking to Katie. At any rate, it would be nice if they waited until the show actually airs to report on it.

    Obviously Kara said it to somebody, probably Katie, and she should be ashamed of herself. Poor Katie, I think this kind of premature pimping from Kara may be the kiss of death for her.

  16. I wouldn’t worry about Kara supposedly telling ‘katie Stevens she could win it all. See last year – Paula was convinced Danny would be in the finals — she said that at least 3 times to him during the competition. And I’m sure that in earlier seasons at least one of the judges said similar stuff to a contestant. It doesn’t often seem to play out the way the judges predict, though.

  17. cnngo.com has the video of Kris’s fire dance in Singapore up on their site — it’s currently the 2nd most popular story on that page.

    http://www.cnngo.com/singapore

    Meanwhile, I saw that Cale tweeted at just after 7am NYC time. I have a feeling he, Kris and the others in that band may be a teeny bit jetlagged.

    What time is the Kradison concert tonight?

  18. OMG Pants on the Ground is now the #14 song on iTunes.

    That’s pretty funny. I’d love to see it at #1.
    Update:
    #14 POTG
    #17 LLWD
    #26 WWFM

    I honestly think that if Idol/Larry Platt had their ducks in a row with this song when the episode aired, AI9 might have a platinum single before AI8.

  19. Looks ike Kris may move up one spot on next week’s Hot AC chart. Not sure about the Pop chart

    POP:
    17 17 KRIS ALLEN Live Like We’re Dying 4178 3840 338 25.586
    +37 Spins
    -25 Bullet
    +0.230 AI

    HAC:
    8 7 KRIS ALLEN Live Like We’re Dying 3032 2889 143 15.039
    +19 Spins
    -5 Bullet
    +0.146 AI

  20. Thanks MJ! Do we know if anyone is doing a cellcast or livestream from tonight’s concert?

  21. I thought I read on tweeter that someone said there going to try and do a cell cast tonight. I know someone made a list of people going to night and posted the link on tweeter. adamcastmedia is the one that’s going to try and videocast.

  22. Thanks MJ! Do we know if anyone is doing a cellcast or livestream from tonight’s concert?

    I’ll be in front of the computer by 4:00 pm PST just in case there is one.
    Thank you President’s day holiday.
    And I hope there is a tweeter link thing. I love reading those.

  23. Oops, I just reread my previous comment about the Kara/Katie story and realized that what I said makes no sense. IF the article is accurate and Kara actually said “Katie, you could be the potential winner,” then duh, she WAS talking to Katie. That’s not how I remember it, but I don’t have it recorded. I don’t recall her using Katie’s name, just a generic “you,” followed by a shot of Katie.

  24. Texas country station KSCS has now posted videos of the livecast performance they hosted yesterday with Danny where some 18000 peeps apparently watched the live ustream feed.

    There are three videos, pt 1 – Danny singing My Best Days, Tiny Life; pt 2 – interview + What Hurts the Most; and pt 3 – Life on Ya, and I Will Not Say Goodbye. Cute appearance by a little girl at the start of the second part who apparently was playing hooky from school, lol.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bv2PMTliC60
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNf1XJhhF6A
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-fdnmxlGJk

  25. I’ll be in front of the computer by 4:00 pm PST just in case there is one.

    Yeah, I’ll be starting a thread for it at around 6 pm.

    A reminder to please be nice to your fellow fans everyone.

  26. Waaah, I’ll be in NYC with no computer access and I won’t be at the show… guess I’ll have to wait for YouTubes ;) !!!

  27. I love this part of the Asiaone.com article about Kris:

    Sure, the 24-year-old guitar toting idol’s demeanour was low-key and casual, as he strummed and sang his way through a 13-song pop-rock set.

    But his penchant for kidding around as well as his musical know-how really made the night for his fans, and shone on songs such as his cover of Kanye West’s Heartless, and debut album hit Live Like We’re Dying.

    And this:

    In the end, it was plain to see why people fall in love with him so easily.

  28. Is Ryan in town to emcee his concert?

    I’m predicting an Allison>Kris>Adam order with a group encore. But what do I know? Have fun whoever is going!!

  29. General Larry Platt continues his iTunes domination:

    14. Pants On the Ground – General Larry Platt
    17. Live Like We’re Dying – Kris Allen
    26. Whataya Want from Me – Adam Lambert
    47. Life After You – Daughtry
    59. Terrified – Katharine McPhee
    69. Cowboy Casanova – Carrie Underwood
    79. Temporary Home – Carrie Underwood
    115. Already Gone – Kelly Clarkson
    151. Come Back to Me – David Cook
    193. Even Angels – Fantasia

  30. hoosiermama

    I saw on twitter that the order will supposedly be Allison – Adam – Kris, with Allison doing a 30 min. set and the guys both doing 45 min.

  31. Looks ike Kris may move up one spot on next week’s Hot AC chart. Not sure about the Pop chart

    LLWD is only 56 spins behind Fireflies, so it should pass it before the week ends. The closest song to LLWD is 719 spins away, so it’s a pretty good guess that LLWD will end the week at least ranked 16th on the Pop chart.

  32. Wow, I hope that’s a rumor of folks camping out. It’s pretty desolate in front of the Highline and it was cold in NYC last night. What’s the point anyway? Is it general seating? It’a small venue folks. All the seats will be fine.

  33. Feb 12 – 9:30 AM PT
    iTunes Overall Albums
    66 -Kris Allen – The Album
    121 – Danny – My Best Days pre-order
    147 – Adam Lambert – FYI

    iTunes Pop Albums
    20 – Kris Allen – The Album (Showcased in the Valentine’s albums)
    35 and 61 – Adam Lambert – FYI –

    iTunes Country
    13 – Danny – My Best Days pre-order (Showcased in the New)

    Songs Overall
    17 – Kris Allen – LLWD
    26 – Adam Lambert – WWFM

    Songs – Pop
    12 and 154 – Kris Allen – LLWD (1st # is single, 2nd is from the album)
    18 – Adam Lambert – WWFM
    98 – Adam Lambert – FYE
    133- Kris Allen – Alright With Me (YAY!)

    Songs – Country
    143 – Danny Gokey – My Best Days

  34. Didn’t they learn anything at all from last year ?

    Have they learned anything from any year?

    Just asking, lol.

  35. Danny’s My Best Days video is #3 on the GAC Top 20 countdown this week. That’s fairly awesome for Danny, I wasn’t sure he would even make the chart as this one is more difficult to get on. Fans can only vote once a day per ip address, compared to the CMT Pure top-12 where Danny hit #8 last week. For the CMT list, fans can vote as often as they want.

    Carrie has top two spots (great for her) with Cowboy Casanova and Temporary Home, and Kellie Pickler is fourth with her latest video.

    http://url4.eu/1O1M7

  36. dang thats an awesome update for adam, especially in HAC up 5 spots! he is for sure going to get 2 cbs auto-adders so thats good for this week bc they are huge stations! z100 must love adam-they spun him 16, yes 16 times yesterday and hes like #2 or 3 on their most played list.

  37. Oh God, I actually clicked on the links of Danny performing posted earlier. Who’s dressing him? He’s wearing some kind of Michellin vest thing. (sigh). These works in progress guys like Elliott and Danny need full time stylists with them.

    Kara is following the Idol script just fine.

  38. I’m excited about the Kradison concert tonight. Yay!

    Oh and I expect the order to be Allison –Adam — Kris. Never thought it would be otherwise. Wonder if there will be any duets or anything? I wouldn’t imagine so, given that they had no time to rehearse together, given their collective schedules. And while I know, some fans would no doubt throw hissy fits about the duets, I’ve enjoyed them and wouldn’t have minded hearing one from them.

  39. 59. Terrified – Katharine McPhee

    Is that her new single or is it just because it was performed on Idol? I actually prefer Didi’s version…

    193. Even Angels – Fantasia

    Is this a new single off her upcoming album??? I feel so uninformed.

  40. people are lined up for the Kradison show already??? Its cold here in NYC…and the highline is so small! you can see from wherever you stand/sit…..had given some thought to going down and trying to talk my way in, but looks like its going to be a zoo. So, its home with the kiddies watching the olympic opening ceremonies instead! Those of you going, please tweet, take good videos etc. We unlucky folks are counting on you!

  41. Is that her new single or is it just because it was performed on Idol? I actually prefer Didi’s version…

    It’s just the power of that clip of Didi’s AI performance. But Katharine should make it her next single on the basis of that. Verve picked the wrong Kara song to be a single IMO.

    And yes Even Angels looks to be the single off Fantasia’s album.

    This is the official press release announcing Carrie’s partnership with Pedigree’s Adoption Drive. It comes with this beautiful picture of Carrie and Ace.

    Every year nearly four million dogs end up in shelters and breed rescue organizations. Dog lovers who want to do their part to help can become a fan of The PEDIGREE® Adoption Drive on Facebook. For each new fan, the PEDIGREE® Brand will donate a bowl of food to help feed shelter dogs nationwide+.

    While on the Facebook page, dog lovers can also show their support by donating money to help find dogs loving homes, a portion of which will be matched by the Brand up to $500,000. All donations go to The PEDIGREE Foundation, a non-profit, organization benefiting 501(c)(3) status animal shelters and breed rescues nationwide.”

  42. Oh God, I actually clicked on the links of Danny performing posted earlier. Who’s dressing him? He’s wearing some kind of Michellin vest thing. (sigh). These works in progress guys like Elliott and Danny need full time stylists with them.

    Lol. He wore almost that same outfit when I saw Danny performing in Charlotte NC before Christmas. He also has some sort of sweatshirt-looking thing that’s not my favorite either. Has some nicer looks with leather jackets, blazers, etc. Guess he just changes it up, and yesterday was a snowy day in Texas. May have gone for comfort more than fashion.

    Someone yesterday pointed out that it shows his arms, at least ;)

  43. Danny’s My Best Days video is #3 on the GAC Top 20 countdown this week. That’s fairly awesome for Danny, I wasn’t sure he would even make the chart as this one is more difficult to get on. Fans can only vote once a day per ip address, compared to the CMT Pure top-12 where Danny hit #8 last week. For the CMT list, fans can vote as often as they want.

    That is great for Danny. :) Especially considering the voting rules. Only one vote per day. People can’t vote on this polls as many times as they want like they can for other polls. He had to have a lot of people voting for him.

  44. Kris was the first one there, and I believe that he already went through soundcheck.

  45. Wow. Can’t believe Kris was the first one there considering how tired he must be…unless he went, did his soundcheck and went back to the hotel to sleep as much as possible.

  46. Thanks! I must have missed the tweets saying Kris was there. Although maybe that’s why Cale was tweeting about being in NY at 7:30 am local time! Hope they were able to get some sleep!

  47. girlygirl
    02/12/2010 at 11:34 am
    I wouldn’t worry about Kara supposedly telling ‘katie Stevens she could win it all. See last year – Paula was convinced Danny would be in the finals — she said that at least 3 times to him during the competition. And I’m sure that in earlier seasons at least one of the judges said similar stuff to a contestant. It doesn’t often seem to play out the way the judges predict, though.

    Actually, look at both Adam and Danny as good examples of how early pimping like that doesn’t really matter in the end. One of them didn’t make it to the finals, the other did, and was considered the heavy favorite to win. In the end, what the judges said didn’t actually matter, because it was the popularity of the contestants, and the consistency of performance level, that determined how far they would go.

    As long as you tend to match the hype, I think you’re ok, even if you’re an early favorite.

  48. I found this version of Falling Slowly/With Or Without You by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puFw9xTYTfA

    Glen says that he took the idea from Kris. He’s seen Kris’ (doesn’t remember Kris’ name, though) version of this mashup on Youtube and thought it’s clever. I think that’s a quite compliment coming from the song’s original writer :)

  49. ShoppingDiary: Finally seated at Christian Siriano…now I just want to spot Adam Lambert and I'll be all set! Good luck @csiriano! #NYFW

  50. Glen says that he took the idea from Kris. He’s seen Kris’ (doesn’t remember Kris’ name, though) version of this mashup on Youtube and thought it’s clever. I think that’s a quite compliment coming from the song’s original writer

    I think my heart just exploded.

  51. Glen says that he took the idea from Kris. He’s seen Kris’ (doesn’t remember Kris’ name, though) version of this mashup on Youtube and thought it’s clever. I think that’s a quite compliment coming from the song’s original writer

    very cool :D

  52. Just WOW at the Glen Hansard video! I hope Kris hears that he got props from him. Thanks so much madeformusic!

  53. Thanks so much madeformusic for posting that. I hope someone tweets the link for that video to Kris. That is quite a complement to Kris. It made me tear up a little bit.

  54. Actually, look at both Adam and Danny as good examples of how early pimping like that doesn’t really matter in the end. One of them didn’t make it to the finals, the other did, and was considered the heavy favorite to win. In the end, what the judges said didn’t actually matter, because it was the popularity of the contestants, and the consistency of performance level, that determined how far they would go.

    As long as you tend to match the hype, I think you’re ok, even if you’re an early favorite.

    Well, Danny came in third and probably a fairly close third. And got a recording deal with a major label, as did Adam and Allison. So pimping or not, early favorites or not, they all went far, and they all won in terms of the ultimate goal of participating in the show — to get a chance at a bona fide music career.

  55. as we’ve seen with other seasons, pimping really only matters if you want ur fav to win. to get a record deal, which is really all that matters, it doesnt matter what place u land

  56. Kris

    First person to send me their name gets 2 tickets for the show tonight with @adamlambert and @AllisonIraheta
    12 minutes ago from Echofon

    the guy won won is located on the west coast per his twitter…

  57. Actually, look at both Adam and Danny as good examples of how early pimping like that doesn’t really matter in the end. One of them didn’t make it to the finals, the other did, and was considered the heavy favorite to win. In the end, what the judges said didn’t actually matter, because it was the popularity of the contestants, and the consistency of performance level, that determined how far they would go.

    “Doesn’t matter in the end” and “won the show” are two very different things, both considering the show itself and careers after the show.

    I think it really controls the most on the negatives, however. So the point is you really don’t have to match the hype, performance-wise. You just have to do “well-enough”, a luxury not afforded a singer of less airtime, and people will float you through based off of prior branding as given through the audition episodes and through Hollywood (which, in effect, both are).

  58. Wow, what a great thing for Glen Hansard to say! Of course someone will Tweet it to him, or something where he finds out about it, and I’m sure he’ll be rightly thrilled. What a wonderful compliment for Kris.

  59. I think it really controls the most on the negatives, however. So the point is you really don’t have to match the hype, performance-wise. You just have to do “well-enough”, a luxury not afforded a singer of less airtime, and people will float you through based off of prior branding as given through the audition episodes and through Hollywood (which, in effect, both are).

    Don’t really agree with this. Adam and Danny, to use those two examples, are obviously quite different but they each performed well by and large throughout the competition and showed they are excellent vocalists in their different ways. And the judges never gave either of them undiluted love in any event. Although the judges clearly did like both of them, Danny got pinged regularly for lack of polished stage skills, Adam for sometimes being too polished or a little OTT.

    The other person who got “pimped” hard early on was Lil, and she had very few good performances (I’m being kind) to “match the hype” in the audience-voting part of the show. As a result, she didn’t last all that long. Even the judges came around to adjusting their viewpoint after one uncomfortable-looking song after another from Lil.

    I do think Lil can sing, but it didn’t show to best advantage in the voting part of the show. Probably didn’t help her that expectations were so high after the early rounds.

  60. That’s so funny the person that won the tickets, dad is in prison in death roll. Kris can sure pick them.

  61. Some people on tweeter all ready sent Kris and Kris’s mom the link to the video so he’ll see it when he checks his tweets.

  62. I think my heart just exploded.

    I know right? I just posted about this on another thread and I haven’t even listened to it! I squeeed though and I don’t squee!

  63. oh great there all tweeting that to Kris and Jim wanted to surprise Kris about the video when he interview’s Kris today.

  64. Jim Cantiello just tweeted that he is planning to get Kris’ reaction to the Glen Hansard video during his interview with him tonight. So he asked that people stop tweeting Kris with the link.

  65. It’s to late now Katy just tweeted that she already told Kris about it. Kris is right tweeter is the devil.

  66. Oh it’s only right that Katy got to tell him, imo, since iirc they had watched and loved the movie together in the first place.

    ETA: Sorry Jim! I still love you though!!!!

  67. I find some irony in the fact that the Falling Slowly chose the word ‘clever’ to describe Kris’s mashup. Why? Because Kris recently said in an interview that he wouldn’t mind following John Mayer’s career path (musically, I’m sure) and this is all John Mayer kept saying he was trying to be, over and over in his apology at his concert.

  68. The other person who got “pimped” hard early on was Lil, and she had very few good performances (I’m being kind) to “match the hype” in the audience-voting part of the show. As a result, she didn’t last all that long. Even the judges came around to adjusting their viewpoint after one uncomfortable-looking song after another from Lil.

    steph6449 – you just beat me to it :-) I was totally about to point out that, Lil, Adam, and Danny are probably the best three examples of showing that early pimpage by TPTB only hurts people, imo, if they don’t match up to the hype.

    Lil didn’t, and so she got kicked off earlier than I think TPTB expected originally. Danny and Adam suffered a bit of backlash throughout the competition, but in the end did so well based on the strength of their fanbases plus talent.

    So, if Katie, or whoever, is pimped early on (I think Andrew Garcia may qualify as well), then it shouldn’t hurt them in the end as long as they can keep up with those expectations.

    TBH, it IS, imo easier to stay under the radar and not be forced to meet those insane expectations week after week, but to those who have the goods, they can handle those kinds of expectations.

  69. Uh oh from Twitter.

    thedavidcook What I want to say to the cabbie who didn’t use a turn signal, hit my new car, and drove off… isn’t fit for twitter. hint = F— Y–.
    2 minutes ago

    thedavidcook I’m fine, no injuries. very minor. Just yellow paint and a fresh dent on my car. Damn jerk.
    less than a minute ago

  70. Sitting with @HilaryAlexander. She’s giving me the goods.. Adam Lambert, Kelly Osbourne r walking. Victoria Beckham &Duchess of York here.

    looks like adam is walking in the DKNY show!!!

  71. Glad Cook wasn’t hurt. He sounds really steamed though.

    Yes, for sure, and Yes – he certainly does.

    It’s all fixable, but the first time a new car gets dented – that’s more than annoying, especially if the culprit drives away.

    Twitter is a safe place to vent, probably blew up with sympathy tweets, though..

  72. MJ: Lovely Kat was on The View today. I don’t have a link. She had an interview and sang. I liked the song a lot.

  73. That is great for Danny. Especially considering the voting rules. Only one vote per day. People can’t vote on this polls as many times as they want like they can for other polls. He had to have a lot of people voting for him.

    This is really impressive! And you really can’t vote more than once, even from separate computers in the same house! I have four computers in my house, but once I voted one time on the one, I wasn’t allowed to vote on the others. So yeah, it’s pretty darn impressive that Danny was able to get so high on the GAC poll!

  74. The other person who got “pimped” hard early on was Lil, and she had very few good performances (I’m being kind) to “match the hype” in the audience-voting part of the show. As a result, she didn’t last all that long. Even the judges came around to adjusting their viewpoint after one uncomfortable-looking song after another from Lil.

    Steph, you are so right about this. Season 5 Kellie Pickler was pimped hard early on, but once she started not living up to the hype, the judges turned on her.

  75. RT @BJDR: Hearing that K$sha and Adam Lambert will open for Rihanna on her US tour…

    what??

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