Idol Headlines for 02/14/10

Fantasia missing performances in ‘The Color Purple’ in Hollywood

“American Idol” winner Fantasia Barrino will not perform in this weekend’s performances of “The Color Purple” at the Pantages Theatre.

The show’s promoters announced that the actress missed Friday’s performance due an inflammation of her vocal cords, and on Saturday her doctor “advised that for the fastest and most complete recovery she must sit out the remainder of the weekend.”

The actress, who is known by her first name, is scheduled to resume her usual performance week starting Tuesday night. An understudy will fill in the role of Celie in the meantime. (In the regular schedule, Fantasia does not perform the Sunday matinees.)

LA Times

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Clay Aiken to Perform One-Night Only Concert at Memorial Auditorium, 3/12

Clay Aiken will hit the stage for a special one night only concert at Memorial Auditorium in his hometown, Raleigh, NC on Friday, March 12. The singer is promising fans an exciting 2010 with this special one night performance being just the beginning. The performer extraordinaire is gearing up for the release of his new album, “Clay Aiken: Tried and True.” The special concert, which will be taped for television, is the world premiere live performance of his forthcoming album being released on Decca this Spring.

As a special “thank you” to his fans, Clay is giving fan club members the first opportunity to purchase tickets with a special fan club only pre-sale. Beginning Tuesday, Feb 16 at 12PM EST, fan club members will be able to login to www.clayaiken.com and visit the “Appearances” page to pick up their pre-sale code and click through for the opportunity to purchase up to 2 tickets. The fan club pre-sale ends on Thursday, Feb 18 at 10PM EST.

“I truly have the best fans in the world, ” says the singer. “Their support has been unwavering and I can’t wait to share the new music with them. Not only will this be an exciting show with special guests, but as a true thank you to them, the fans will get the first chance for tickets and a first listen of the music I’ve been working so hard on over the past year.”

Broadway World

Exclusive: Adam Lambert Wears McQueen, Mourns Designer’s Death

We sat down with Adam Lambert today (more on that swoon-tastic moment next week), and the first thing we spoke about was yesterday’s death of innovative fashion designer Alexander “Lee” McQueen. The singer showed up to our interview in a McQueen shirt in honor of the late luminary, and expressed his sadness over the designer’s alleged suicide numerous times during out chat. It’s a great loss for all of us, but for someone like Adam who gets fashion (and by “get” we mean he wore the fiercest patent leather YSL boots today, while we stomped around in Steve Maddens) it’s felt a bit deeper. In the clip above, he shares with us his grief over losing a sartorial “visionary.”

The Fab Life

Adam Lambert gets rowdy at the F-Word in Manhattan

Adam Lambert had a great time partying at Rebel nightclub for the F-Word party in Manhattan on Friday night. Maybe too good of a time!

I got to snap this shot of him before his manager/publicist shooed me away. I guess Adam was partying a little too hard… if you catch my drift.

Gay Socialites

Allison Iraheta, Adam Lambert, and Kris Allen: Awesome three ways in NYC

To folks who aren’t fluent in American Idol, there was probably zero appeal in the idea of Ryan Seacrest’s “Rock My Town” contest that brought season 8 stars Allison Iraheta, Adam Lambert, and Kris Allen to the Highline Ballroom in New York City last night. Too bad for them. Because all three singers delivered such powerful, confident sets from their recent debut discs that blind devotion to Fox’s ratings behemoth was hardly a requirement for getting left weak-kneed, sore-throated, and ultimately elated by the time the trio combined forces to close the show with Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy.”

Entertainment Weekly

Fantasia does star turn as Celie in `Purple’

This may be a return visit to L.A. for “The Color Purple, ” but the performance by Fantasia Barrino in this musical treatment of Alice Walker’s 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel makes the show feel brand new and greatly improved.

“American Idol” may have launched the career of Fantasia in 2004. But it’s performances like the one she delivered Thursday at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood as the resilient Miss Celie that will make her a star.

This is at least the third local engagement for the Oprah Winfrey-produced musical (with its book by Marsha Norma, music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray). But for Fantasia, who made her Broadway debut as Miss Celie in 2007, the evening represented her Los Angeles premiere. And oh, what a night she made of it! I can personally attest that music legend Quincy Jones (who was sitting in front of me), had tears in his eyes during the tumultuous (and genuinely inspired) standing ovation that greeted Fantasia at the conclusion of the performance.

Pasadena.Star.News

BOOB-GROPE SNAP OF SIMON COWELL’S GIRL ANGERS AFGHANS

SIMON Cowell’s exotic new sweetheart has enraged her fellow Afghans by being snapped having her boobs groped by a gay singing star.

The “shameful” photo showed stunning American Idol make-up artist Mezhgan Hussainy, 36, being grabbed by singer Clay Aiken.

The shot is nothing more than a studio prank as Aiken, 31 – who came second in the first series of American Îdol – is openly gay and a pal of Simon Cowell.

But Mezhgan, who was with the music guru, 50, in London last week, has faced threats and abuse since they were posted on the website Afghan Buzz. Now it is feared she may be targeted by Muslim fanatics.

Dailystar.co.uk

‘Idol’ hopeful and a Heisman winner: Janell Wheeler and Tim Tebow

Last year, we had an “American Idol” contender dating a ballroom champion (Joanna Pacitti and Mark Ballas — still together, though her “Idol” run was cut short). For Season 9, we could be looking at the pairing of an “Idol” hopeful with one of football’s great hopes — Orlando auditioner Janell Wheeler whose reported on-again, off-again boyfriend is Tim Tebow, a 2007 Heisman Trophy winner and star quarterback for the Florida Gators.

Tebow was also recently the center of controversy because of his decision to appear in an anti-abortion ad paid for by conservative Christian group Focus on the Family. In the 30-second spot, which aired during Super Bowl XLIV, he joined his mother, Pam, as she recounted her decision to carry a pregnancy to term, despite exposure to amoebiasis and a doctor’s recommendation to terminate. Though the word “abortion” is never used, she calls Tebow her “miracle baby” who “almost didn’t make it into this world.” The spot drew the ire of abortion rights advocates like Planned Parenthood, who called on CBS to pull it.

LA Times

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92 Comments

  1. Looks like Adam has another photoshoot tomorrow. This was twittered by Douglas Sonders (commercial photographer/video producer):

    “Photoshoot with American Idol Adam Lambert on Monday.”

    I wonder what it’s for. He certainly has a lot going on in New York. Busy boy!

  2. Just saw some clips of the Kradison concert on Idolatry.

    All three were good from what I saw, but I’ve got to say that Allison Iraheta is just brilliant singing live. I still cannot get hold of her album in the UK and suspect that it’s not fully representative, but I’m behind her 100% and will be very interested to see how her career develops.

    She’s too good not to break through at some point!

  3. Mediabase updates:

    POP:
    17 16 KRIS ALLEN Live Like We’re Dying 4289 3936 353 25.935
    +71 Spins
    +19 Bullet
    +0.210 AI

    HAC:
    8 6 KRIS ALLEN Live Like We’re Dying 3055 2913 142 15.326
    +9 Spins
    -7 Bullet
    +0.199 AI

    POP:
    21 21 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 3579 2993 586 24.872
    +22 Spins
    -89 Bullet
    +0.583 AI

    HAC:
    26 24 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 857 644 213 4.099
    +35 Spins
    +7 Bullet
    +0.345 AI

    WWFM was passed by The Script’s Breakeven on the Pop chart, and it looks like it won’t make the top 20 on the published report.

  4. Just saw some clips of the Kradison concert on Idolatry.

    All three were good from what I saw, but I’ve got to say that Allison Iraheta is just brilliant singing live. I still cannot get hold of her album in the UK and suspect that it’s not fully representative, but I’m behind her 100% and will be very interested to see how her career develops.

    I’ve read some recaps this morning and they all seem to agree that they all were at the top of their game!

  5. WWFM was passed by The Script’s Breakeven on the Pop chart, and it looks like it won’t make the top 20 on the published report.

    Yeah that was a shitty update for WWFM on top40. I think LLWD will be #15 tomorrow. Was hoping for a small miracle today so that it could reach #15 already today and have it’s official top15 hit placement. Not sure it will be that easy by the end of next week…

  6. Here are Allison’s and Kris’s set lists from last night’s “Meet Ball” gig in Tampa. Supposedly at least one person there took video…

    ALLISON’S SET:
    No One Else
    Scars
    Don’t Waste The Pretty
    Just Like You

    KRIS’S SET
    Heartless/GP
    BWCU
    MITM
    The Scientist
    AWM (also did a couple of lines of Empire State of Mind a cappella leading into AWM)
    LLWD

    also, link to chat they did earlier in the day: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/4702950

  7. Adam should do a mash-up of WWL and CTF, that would be cool(since mash-ups seems so popular!).

  8. girlygirl, have we got any youtube vids of the tampa performances? i’m dying to see kris cover the scientist (one of my fav coldplay songs)

  9. I still cannot get hold of her album in the UK.

    I’m not from the UK, but I got my copy of Allison’s album from Amazon UK.

  10. Interesting- the Scientist is the only song of Coldplays that I really like… Kris sure has good taste in music :-)

    Too bad about WWFM’s bad luck on the charts today… :-(

    At least the video channels(VH1, Vevo) treat him better than some of the radio stations- so there’s still hope yet! :-)

  11. I’m not from the UK, but I got my copy of Allison’s album from Amazon UK.

    I got mine from itunes…

  12. SarahP

    Not yet. Hopefully later today. This person (catalm) on twitter was there and says she got lots of good video that she would post later. I have my fingers crossed tht she taped “The Scientist”, because it sounded absolutely gorgeous on the live stream.

    EDIT: Yay, she did!!

    catalm
    Happy Valentine’s! I had a blast last night! I won’t be able to upload vids until I get home in a few hours. 10 minutes ago from UberTwitter

    I have vid of The Scientist but sadly I don’t even remember the song :O. Drunk much? 5 minutes ago from UberTwitter

  13. bummer that script jumped over wwfm at the last minute but wwfm has had a terrific week of mostly 3 digit updates on pop every day and its bullet is strong. It is doing well and should continue to rise up the pop chart (and hac). It has some tough competition around it but it still is on the upswing and I expect it to continue to do well. The lack of cumuls adds is :( but overall I do not think you can say that radio is treating the song badly. Seems to be doing pretty well at radio

  14. Mateja – thanks. I’m reluctant to buy it from Amazon, because, as an import, it will probably take ages to get here (going by my experience with Cook’s album).

    I’d rather download it from itunes, but it’s not on the UK itunes site.

  15. The lack of cumuls adds is :( but overall I do not think you can say that radio is treating the song badly. Seems to be doing pretty well at radio

    I think there will be a few CBS auto adds next week, and I think the Atlanta Cumulus station has spun WWFM once (wow!) that was not part of a syndicated show (the Atlanta station seems to add independetly of the others some times).

  16. Ok- I’ll take you guys words for it and agree that radio is treating it well (although as a fan I would like to see it top 10 already!!!! Is that too much to ask for??? I kid I kid… patience is key)

    Oh- and fadetowhite- I ordered my Adam CD from Amazon USA and it got here in a little less than 2 weeks! And I’m in Israel (middle east) so I think it’d reach the UK a bit faster! If you love her- I say go for it! :-)

  17. Just saw this twitter from Jared. Anyone know what this photo shoot is about.

    JaredEng @adamlambert is at a top secret photo shoot right now. He came out to support @keshasuxx last night & I have some funny news abt them soon!!
    half a minute ago from Seesmic

  18. JaredEng @adamlambert is at a top secret photo shoot right now. He came out to support @keshasuxx last night & I have some funny news abt them soon!!

    Maybe they are actually going to spend Valentine’s Day together. She did ask him, in a video. LOL!

  19. Interesting. Scott had an interview with a host on a family-friendly/Christian radio show last week.

    http://www.101qfl.com/voicetracks/CindySwanson/ScottMac2.mp3
    http://www.101qfl.com/voicetracks/CindySwanson/ScottMac3.mp3

    In the second half, he says he will be back on AI9 in March, around the time he’s releasing new music. Wonder if this is the rumored make-up promise for Scott & Matt’s piano duet not making the AI finale last year — in which case Matt should also be back? Or could indicate that more of last year’s top 10 will be back than we’d thought.

    Funny also hearing him talk about that concert with Alice Cooper and doing a “heavy metal” Christmas carol, lol.

  20. I cannot imagine that tptb are going to give scott a top 12 etc performance spot. I would assume he will be on one of the top 24 nights, which spill over into march. Great publicity for him either way

  21. Scott says March “right around the time” of his album release, which is March 11th? Not sure. With the extended programming this year, maybe they will have more spots than before to bring back some of the prior-year finalists.

    Does seem odd he would appear later than Danny, who’s rumored to be either appearing or taping a segment March 4th. But Danny’s album release is March 2nd, so I guess there are various factors for each person as well as the show’s own scheduling agenda.

  22. Did Alison perform anything yday? I was hoping FIBOU would at least climb into top60…

  23. I’m reluctant to buy it from Amazon, because, as an import, it will probably take ages to get here (going by my experience with Cook’s album).

    Won’t is not the same as can’t. There was a bit of delay with my Cook’s album from Amazon UK, but I think it was only a couple of weeks. I have little problems with other albums that I assume are imports, if there were delays it’s probably only in the region of a week or so. The longest delay I had from Amazon UK was for a DVD order (probably a month or so) that’s only available as US import. Allison’s album is not listed as import, although that doesn’t necessarily mean it isn’t.

    I think Alison should get a different single out. FIBOU just doesn’t cut it IMO. There are many better songs in the album, in fact I think FIBOU is one of the worst songs in there.

  24. I think that’s nice that Scott is coming back in March. I do remember him saying something about TPTB promising him he could come back, because he didn’t get to do the duet with Billy Joel. If he comes back in March, it will probably be after Danny.

    The best time for Danny to perform in March will be March 4. That’s the week his album comes out and his performance on March 4 of that week could give him a nice boost in album and single sales.

    Scott might appear a little later in March, especially if he has music that comes out a little later than Danny does.

    It would be cool if Matt and Anoop could come back too. I know that Anoop is releasing a single, I think in March and I believe his EP is coming out in May.

  25. Very nice to see the numbers for Kris and Adam.

    I can’t wait for the videos from the Tampa Meet Ball. I really want to hear how Kris and the Band did ‘The Scientist’. I hear that song a lot on the radio and love it. I never knew the name.

    The Kris and Allison interview was very funny. The two of them looked exhausted and the DJ wasn’t doing much to keep them awake. I LOL when he read the ‘Boy Meets World’ question thinking it was a prank and Kris lit up and made him go back to it. THEN, he pulls out his cell phone to show his pic of him with Ben Savage. He’s such a fanboy!

  26. babybelle32:
    02/14/2010 at 9:54 am
    Mediabase updates:

    POP:
    17 16 KRIS ALLEN Live Like We’re Dying 4289 3936 353 25.935
    +71 Spins
    +19 Bullet
    +0.210 AI

    HAC:
    8 6 KRIS ALLEN Live Like We’re Dying 3055 2913 142 15.326
    +9 Spins
    -7 Bullet
    +0.199 AI

    POP:
    21 21 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 3579 2993 586 24.872
    +22 Spins
    -89 Bullet
    +0.583 AI

    HAC:
    26 24 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 857 644 213 4.099
    +35 Spins
    +7 Bullet
    +0.345 AI

    WWFM was passed by The Script’s Breakeven on the Pop chart, and it looks like it won’t make the top 20 on the published report.

    I understand there is another update later today, with final numbers published this evening, so while WWFM is 33 spins away from Breakeven, there is a very remote possibility it could move back into the Top 20 (I agree not likely, though).

    Kris was bumped from the HAC Top 5 by Daughtry, and is currently 2 spins behind him. They traded places for the 5/6 slot. Kelly is on her way down, so next week she will probably be out of the Top 5. It’s actually nice to see so many IDOLs in the HAC Top 10 chart!

    Overall, I’d love to see LLWD hit the Top 15 next week, but there’s stiff competition on these charts. Unfortunately, Blah, Blah, Blah is like a rocket moving up, and Lady Antebellum, the fetus, the Script & WWFM have very nice gains and could pass LLWD. So it will be an interesting week.

    It seems to me that radio is treating WWFM very well, in top markets too. Patience is a virtue, right?

    I couldn’t find the Country chart update for this weekend, but Danny is showing at #41 on the country chart, which is great considering the short amount of time his single has been out.

    Allison stayed at #62 on the Pop chart with no change in spins. Come on, Jive. Get her moving on these charts!!!!

    No matter what, the Top 4 of S8 are charting, so I take that as good news.

  27. I think there will be a few CBS auto adds next week, and I think the Atlanta Cumulus station has spun WWFM once (wow!) that was not part of a syndicated show (the Atlanta station seems to add independetly of the others some times).

    And DC has yet to add WWFM either :-( DC radio just sucks so much!

    I cannot imagine that tptb are going to give scott a top 12 etc performance spot. I would assume he will be on one of the top 24 nights, which spill over into march. Great publicity for him either way

    Agreed. He will likely get Top 24. Last year, Carly, Brooke and Michael Johns got Top 36 performance spots. While the biggies from year’s past (Kelly, the Davids, Ruben, Daughtry, etc.) got Top 12 and above.

  28. Kris Allen Scientist performance was posted by overboard at IDF:

    http://vimeo.com/9444082

    Looks like he & Cale were there, performing on top of a bar (note bottles of alcohol surrounding him on the floor – LOL)???? But the video is good and Kris sounds great! Also sounds like people were singing along with him – not very much on key haha.

  29. For all the sturm und drang and handwringing over S8 sales results in the bubble, step outside the bubble and turn on the radio. In most metropolitan areas u will hear llwd or wwfm or both every hour on the hour. And danny is doing well on country radio too. That is 3 s8 people with substantial radio play. Not too bad at all

  30. I cannot imagine that tptb are going to give scott a top 12 etc performance spot. I would assume he will be on one of the top 24 nights, which spill over into march. Great publicity for him either way

    Agreed. He will likely get Top 24. Last year, Carly, Brooke and Michael Johns got Top 36 performance spots. While the biggies from year’s past (Kelly, the Davids, Ruben, Daughtry, etc.) got Top 12 and above.

    For what it’s worth, during Season 7, Blake Lewis performed during the Top 16 week results night, which was on a March 6th. As you all know, he was the runner up the year before that.

  31. I had a dream last night where I was listening to “The Truth” by Kris Allen and for some reason he had some random video game themes in a medley in the middle o_O. It was weird yet awesome.

    What do those names (Spins/Bullet/AI) mean?

  32. Won’t is not the same as can’t.

    Well, yeah – that’s true :lol

    I guess it would be truer to say that I want the ease of downloading, because I don’t want Allison’s album enough to buy a physical copy or to wait for it to be delivered.

    And that’s more an AI first album thing, than a diss against Allison. I wouldn’t have bought Lambert’s album if it hadn’t been available on itunes either. I bought two versions of Cook’s because the import took several weeks on Amazon and I literally couldn’t wait, so downloaded it off Play.com.

    It all comes down to differing levels of commitment/interest.

    But – bottom line – I have been really impressed with every live performance I’ve seen Allison do via Youtube and the net generally and am interested in both buying this album and seeing how she develops as an artist.

    I’m still waiting on itunes, but, eventually, I’ll probably get round to ordering it via Amazon if it doesn’t appear as a download.

  33. What do those names (Spins/Bullet/AI) mean?

    I’m not an expert on this but can try to explain based on what I have read.

    As far as I know, spins is the total number of spins on the genre quoted – so for Kris Allen in the last 7 days, LLWD was spun 4289 times on Pop radio vs. 3936 the week before.

    The +71 spins means his rolling 7 day total spin count went up by 71 spins on Pop in the last day.

    AI means audience impressions, which I think is the estimated number of people who have heard the song on the radio, which is based on listening audiences of the stations that are spinning the song, and that stations total spins of the song. I honestly have no idea how the AI’s are tracked by radio stations.

    I’m less familiar with bullet so I may not explain this correctly, but I think it’s the change in spins from the prior measurement. So for LLWD to have +19 bullet, it means that the last 7 days had an increase of 19 spins over the 7 days measured the day before. The number 353 is the total increase in spins from the prior 7 days, and the +19 means the last measurement over prior 7 days was +334.

    I hope I have gotten this generally right, and haven’t confused you!

  34. Does anyone know if the US Federal holiday tomorrow will affect Adds?

    Still not holding my breath for Cumulus, but hoping.

  35. I’ll comfort myself that at least WWFM went up to #27 now on itunes (instead of #29 like it’s been for a while… sigh…)

  36. So sorry to read that Fantasia is having vocal cord difficulties once again…I wonder if she is singing in a safe way? …employing proper diaphragm support.

  37. Does anyone know what happened to Chris Golightly? They featured him during auditions, and i haven’t seen him since. Was he cut already?

  38. JERSEYGIRL714:
    02/14/2010 at 3:34 pm
    Does anyone know what happened to Chris Golightly? They featured him during auditions, and i haven’t seen him since. Was he cut already?

    I thought I saw a short glimpse of him on stage during the last episode, as someone who was put through. They seemed to focus on featuring contestants who hadn’t previously been featured in this last episode (with a couple of exceptions).

  39. I’ll comfort myself that at least WWFM went up to #27 now on itunes (instead of #29 like it’s been for a while… sigh…)

    WWFM is doing just fine. It has over 4,000 spins/week on Top 40/HAC stations, and is increasing spins each week. Keep in mind that at this point, Adam’s core fan base has already purchased his album/singles, so sales now are probably to new fans hearing the song on the radio. Sometimes it takes hearing a song many times before someone will buy it (not always), so as long as it is seeing increases in spins, its sales should go up.

  40. Does anyone know what happened to Chris Golightly? They featured him during auditions, and i haven’t seen him since. Was he cut already?

    Chris Golightly has not been cut. :)

  41. Fantasia missing performances already, that can’t be a good thing.

  42. HE tweets
    adamlambert @fureyyyy I want them too!
    18 minutes ago in reply to fureyyyy

    adamlambert @scarlett_cherry ‘s ep “Love You Like” drops today!! Check it out!!
    20 minutes ago

    adamlambert Twat. Valentines.
    about 15 hours ago

    adamlambert I LOVE NEW YORK! Thanks to everyone who made it to the Highline Ballroom show last night! The band and I had a great time!
    1 day ago

    btw no school tomorrow either (even though it was suppose to be a make up day for all of our snow days!) and a 2-hr delay on Tuesday.that means we had no school for like 2 weeks,it’s pretty awesome!!!!! :D

  43. Doug Fieger of the Knack lost his battle with brain cancer today. He was 57 years old… :(.

  44. omg luv – that topidol post just caused me to spit out my drink! LMAO!

  45. mj:
    02/14/2010 at 6:32 pm

    Doug Fieger of the Knack lost his battle with brain cancer today. He was 57 years old… :( .

    Very Sad!….I admit I loved the Knack and had their first two Albums and played them Alot. RIP Doug!

  46. things are slow today…so I was googling random stuff (instead of doing my homework I know)..and found the mj’s headlines thread for Jan.2…it was interesting to read again..

  47. things are slow today…so I was googling random stuff (instead of doing my homework I know)..and found the mj’s headlines thread for Jan.2…it was interesting to read again..

    Any particular reason?

  48. Any particular reason?

    Not a big deal,but it’s the thread where there was a fan’war’ with some other fansites posting nasty comments etc-again no biggie :) I just found it and though reading it back was…IDK…weird…:)

    Also,if anyone cares, I found this on gossipcandy -and it’s pretty damn awesome
    http://taratimbs.livejournal.com/911.html

  49. Also,if anyone cares, I found this on gossipcandy -and it’s pretty damn awesome
    http://taratimbs.livejournal.com/911.html

    Yeah, some people shouldn’t use words. That was just painful to me, on a number of levels. But hey, it seems that Adam will sound good, and at least the person who wrote this has enough musical knowledge to speak about his using a head voice and half-voice. And that most of his performance will be low key, etheral. That sounds pretty. Still not sure how Down The Rabbit Hole is going to sound acoustic, but we’ll see.

  50. Still not sure how Down The Rabbit Hole is going to sound acoustic, but we’ll see.

    Two songs made me die the other day when I learned they’d be included in the accoustic set – one was Broken Open, and the other was DTRH. Cannot wait to hear those accoustic :-)

  51. “The wikipedia page for wwfm says it was released in australia on feb.12.Is that true or not?”

    I just looked up our i-Tunes in Australia & WWFM video was released in January & the album has been released on i-Tunes but it doesn’t appear to have the single yet.
    I am just a little annoyed that Adam’s album & video are available here & not Kris’s . I know that both DA’a & DG’s were released here last year but I’m not sure when. Maybe Jive are just slower to release things here ? [ Not that I can get any info from them or Sony/Banditfm!!]

    That’s sad about Doug- brain cancer is not a good disease . Was he the lead singer?

  52. Wow how that topidol recap was biased…
    I’m sure all of Kris’ fans are beautifully behaved respectful people, and all of Adam’s fans are disrespectful, elbowing, crazy barbarians *rolls eyes*

    And saying how Allison and Kris seemed to merge better with their band, while with Adam it was all about himself “not saying it critically though”…
    Well, there are quite a few places in his concerts where Adam interacts with both Monte and Tommy, or stands to the side and lets Monte shine with his guitar solos, or Longineu with his drums…

    I guess people see and hear what they want to (like that guy she happened to meet on the way to the concert who “happened to” really like Kris Allen (because we all know that Kris has the most male fans!) and dislike Adam “but not because of anything else (because really homophobia was never an issue with any of the dislike for Adam Lambert for anyone) but that he screeches”… oh please, girl- at least try to sound realistic when you make up a fictional character that just so happens to say all the mantras some of the more vocal Kris fans/Adam dislikers chant on endlessly… )

    I just don’t see why some fans- and that goes for all idols’ fans, are so disrespectful of the other idols and their fans, and that includes both the “crazy elbowing Glamberts” (which ofcourse I also find repulsive) and the author of that piece.

  53. I don’t think that TopIdol made up that person. Some people really just don’t like Adam because they find him screechy. It happens, there doesn’t have to be any other reason or agenda about it.

    And hey, Adam hasn’t performed with his band as much as Allison and Kris have, so that maybe what TopIdol was seeing. Or maybe it’s just as she says, that it’s that she feels he is more of a soloist most of the time. Eh, it’s her blog/her impressions and feelings.

    I agree that the rude people, of any kind or fanbase, are jerks and personally as an Adam fan, I get annoyed as hale when it’s by Adam fans, because not all of us are like that, so I’m annoyed at those that are. So I agree with TopIdol there. I also found that Adam cape to be so effing face meet palm. Just mind boggingly cringe-worthy. Though that being said, I find making of fun of people on Rascals to be odd. What’s the point? I mean beyond that Rascals are inherently funny that is. But some people genuinely need them, so I don’t get that. I feel I’m missing something there.

    But of course TopIdol’s review of the show was biased, TopIdol is, and that’s fine. It’s her experiences she’s sharing on her blog, she’s not a professional reporter reporting a news event. She’s a fan of Allison and Kris’s who went to a music show and shared about it. So cool of her to share her experiences, and sounds like she had fun, so good for her. From the YouTubes, I think Allison and Kris put on good shows. So it was nice that has a fan of them, she got to see that. And hey, she was even drunk enough to be able to get through Adam’s set. So sounds like win-win all the way around.

    Of course I still don’t like her, her site or the vast majority of her regular posters, but that has nothing to do with my being glad she had fun and her right to have her own preferences and share them in the manner she sees fit. They’re separate issues for me.

  54. I love to see the photos of the top Idol bloggers/Entertainment writers together.

    It is amazing to see them all together in photos. I think I am more of fan of them then some of the past Idol contestants.

    I might start fantarding over them.

  55. Oh and sad to hear about Doug Fieger. Another sadly lost to brain cancer.

  56. Saga I think all fans have there nut jobs. I love all three of them. I do admit Kris is my favorite but Adam is my second favorite. I wish all fans could all get along, and if it was a perfect world they would. But this world is far from perfect. I think Adam does have some crazy fans but I agree that Kris has some to. Am just glad that Kris and Adam love each other. Even certain reporters are cray cray fans.

  57. Truthiness-

    I don’t have any problems with her being Kris’ fan (I have nothing but respect for him, even if I’m not his “fan”). My problem was how she was obviously going out of her way to make fun of anything associated with Adam, be it his fans, his singing, his lack of interaction with his band (as if! They are such a cool looking and feeling band! Ofcourse Adam draws attention to himself! That’s called charisma…), his makeup, anything she could think of.

    I also cringe at descriptions of fans acting aggressively, but come on, find it hard to believe that all of Adam’s fans are the monsters she made them out to be.

    Oh- and i didn’t even understand what the “Rascal” thing meant… I’m not American, so maybe it’s something in American culture…?

  58. Truthiness – ITA with your post. But….I’m a little slow….what’s a Rascal???? (But don’t post if it’s against the rules!). Thanks.

    tinydance – LOL at fantarding over the IDOL bloggers. ITA!

  59. After Adam lost AI, I figured some of the making fun of him and saying he was overpimped would die down. It certainly hasn’t though now his hype is hurting Kris fair shot at stardom still by stealing the media attention from Kris the rightful winner.His fans are the ones that are labeled as rude and aggressive at concerts since some people left early before Kris’s set. It is funny cause I saw Kris as the frontrunner from the day he wasn’t in the bottom 3 after singing All She Wants to do is Dance . During Jazz week it became clear Adam was not the frontrunner. Kris is TPTB dream winner. I watched the Fantasia Barrino movie and cringed when she was talked to about the internet rumors and was asked if she thought she should quit. I wonder if when they talked to Adam about the pictures that were leaked if that is what they were getting at.

  60. hype is hurting Kris fair shot at stardom still by stealing the media attention from Kris the rightful winner

    I’m not sure what you mean when you say that Adam is hurting Kris’s fair shot at stardom. Kris won a reality show title. It was news for maybe a month after he won. He cannot go through his career expecting the media to pay attention to him because he won AI in 2009. Kris is responsible for his career not Adam.

  61. I do think Taylor is the idol most likely to visit the White House. This is at least his third visit. Maybe if the entertainment business dries up he will try politics.

  62. Saga I think all fans have there nut jobs. I love all three of them. I do admit Kris is my favorite but Adam is my second favorite. I wish all fans could all get along, and if it was a perfect world they would. But this world is far from perfect. I think Adam does have some crazy fans but I agree that Kris has some to. Am just glad that Kris and Adam love each other. Even certain reporters are cray cray fans.

    Yeah I agree. I just find this focusing on Adam fans ridiculous. I have heard from concert goers that the venue was maybe 85% dominated by Adam fans. And that just a few left. That means lots of Adam fans stayed to appreciate Kris set. Why not focus on that? It’s a bit like, well, we can’t pick on Adam, let’s pick on his fans or something…

    I am not saying that there are not cray crays but this exaggeration is weird.

  63. I agree Kris is responsible for his career,but I get the impression that some people believe that adam’s media attention takes away from Kris’s attention and since he won he deserves more attention.

  64. Kate those people are wrong. The media can write about more than one person. The reason that they aren’t paying attention to Kris is not because they are paying attention to Adam. If Adam decided to quit tomorrow that wouldn’t turn the media attention to Kris.

  65. My problem was how she was obviously going out of her way to make fun of anything associated with Adam, be it his fans, his singing, his lack of interaction with his band (as if! They are such a cool looking and feeling band! Ofcourse Adam draws attention to himself! That’s called charisma…), his makeup, anything she could think of.

    That is topidol’s whole blog now…it is essentially a kris allen fansite where they moon over everything kris does and viciously deride, insult and make fun of Adam and his fans. But its her blog and she can write whatever she wants and post whatever opinions and comments she wants…she is just a blogger like any other and the people who are attracted to her site are big kris fans and very anti-anything adam. kind of like a “vote for the worst part 2”. it is what it is. Her readers love it. nothing wrong with that.

  66. I hope my favorite for Season 9 isn’t considered the so-called frontrunner,Kris is lucky that he didn’t have to deal with the scrutiny and ridiculing that Adam and Danny did. What could you make fun of with Kris anyhow he is a typical mainstream guy. Poking fun at someone for having a different appearance wearing makeup and drag pictures like Adam or that his wife died liked Danny is really sad and doesn’t require any intelligence whatsoever.

  67. Saga- those are my sentiments exactly.

    I always try to be as respectful as I can of everyone- idols and fans alike, and I see alot of Adam fans behaving the same way- so it just gets on my nerves after a while that other people keep on generalizing and putting all, or even, most of one certain artists’ fans in one box and labelling them as cray crays.

    Especially since something tells me that 500,000 albums were not all/mostly bought by cray-crays!

    ETA: Just saw your post, mmb… well, in that case, yu’re right. I actually had no idea who she was or that she had a kris fansite (blog) going on…. ok then, now I understand…. (and again- I’m not saying that all Kris fans are disrespectful! But I def, think that gal is! And seemingly proud of it, too oh well, whatever makes her happy…. but you know what? Now that I think of it- she hardly even wrote about Kris and how great he is or anything like that! She was actually much more focused on Adam and his fans… that’s got to make you wonder…

    Ok, so now I am officially over it! :-)

  68. Kate those people are wrong. The media can write about more than one person. The reason that they aren’t paying attention to Kris is not because they are paying attention to Adam.

    Excellent point. It’s not as if the media can only choose one former idol contestant to cover. They cover who they cover.

    I just find this focusing on Adam fans ridiculous. I have heard from concert goers that the venue was maybe 85% dominated by Adam fans. And that just a few left. That means lots of Adam fans stayed to appreciate Kris set. Why not focus on that?

    Most fans of all idols are fine and behave fine. I do think some of the OTT behavior by some Adam fans is true, but Kris also has some OTT fans (didn’t some woman try and stick her tounge down Kris’s mouth).

    I do think some of the bashing of Adam fans by some bloggers/posters is done as a way to knock down Adam. (Eww…look at who Adam has as fans, they’re all gross!) It will probably never stop because there is a perception by some Kris fans that Kris is not getting the respect he deserves for winning AI and who is to blame in their eyes? Adam and Adam’s fans. It’s really up to Kris and Kris’s fans to make him a star, if that is truly what Kris wants. I think Kris just wants to make good music and isn’t so concerned about the fame, IMHO.

  69. Oh- and i didn’t even understand what the “Rascal” thing meant… I’m not American, so maybe it’s something in American culture…?

    Rascal is a brand name of motorized chair for people who have mobility problems – physical limitations that can occur at any age. It enables them to get out and be involved in society instead of remaining housebound. I think that’s kind of a good thing, and I hope people who see it as an object of derision never need one.

  70. JMHO — I guarentee that no one will agree with me — but in response to the continuing news and blog reporting on the same topics [Adam fans being mean to Kris, media not give Kris enough attention, Adam not focusing enough on music, Adam being too OTT, etc. etc. etc.]

    War is Over: The “Fanwar” is really just a little skirmish now. Any remaining Kris-Adam “fanwar” has only a few participants: The number of OTT Kris fans who bash Adam and Adam fans is very loud, but a very small group. And the number of OTT Adam fans who are rude about Kris is a very loud, but a very small group.

    Idol Season 8 is over: Most fans have moved on to follow Kris’ and Adam’s professional careers, and/or AI9.

    The Media Competition is beyond Idol now. Adam and Kris are not in competition for media attention with each other — they are competing with the entire world of performers, entertainers, celebrities, sports, etc. They both have to battle every day to stay top-of-mind for their target audiences.

    Kris has a brand ID challenge: Kris’ brand ID should have been “the underdog who won.” For all the SuBo-Adam comparisons, SuBo actually stole Kris’ thunder. She is a much more compelling underdog than Kris. So Kris became the guy who beat Adam [This is just my opinion based on the Kris press coverage — even on the recent Asia trip in was in over 80% of the article, in the AI9 promos, in the new Japan AI9 promos, and so on.]

    Adam has a brand ID challenge: Adam’s brand ID is as “The Wild Idol*”To achieve what he wants, Adam needs to transform that into “The Wild Talented Pop Star” and minimize both the Idol and Gay descriptors. IMO this will be really, really hard. No one from Idol has ever really lost the Idol tag — not even Jennifer Hudson who was voted off on the Top 7 and achieved real fame without 19 or Idol.
    * and he’s gay!

    Kris supportors should stop talking about Adam. Kris fans [including his media fans] do Kris a disservice everytime they complain about Adam and his fans — they should focus on Kris’ successes.

    Adam fans should stop defending Adam and his fans. Every artist has critics and they survive. Adam adn his fans seem to have more than their fair share of critics — ranging from the ridiculous [VFTW “Glitter Cows”] to factually incorrect [mass exodus of Adam fans from RMT concert] to fair [Adam didn’t sing well at the AMA]. But Adam is really capable of defending himself and does it adeptly. And Adam fans should just learn to follow his example — and criticism directly, with good humor but generally without emotion or animosity.

  71. But of course TopIdol’s review of the show was biased, TopIdol is, and that’s fine

    I agree I know Adam fans get mocked over there,but I still love it,maybe because it’s my hard for me to deal with Adam bashing

  72. Q3, very interesting write-up, and some of it resonates with me, but IMO if fans of one IDOL can’t talk about other IDOLS, then we’d have very little to talk about! I didn’t think this was a fan site – LOL.

  73. Q3, very interesting write-up, and some of it resonates with me, but IMO if fans of one IDOL can’t talk about other IDOLS, then we’d have very little to talk about! I didn’t think this was a fan site – LOL.

    I could be wrong, but I don’t think there is any issue here with talking about the idols. I think the issue is the mocking of one fan group by another fan group. But sometimes stories, like from the Rock Your Town concert, allow for a discussion on fan behavior. As well all know, that is one topic that is tough to reign in.

  74. Well, one thing I may agree with you about, Q3, is going with the underdog wins story. If 19 would have jumped on this potential when they could have, Kris may have sold a lot more albums to begin with. However, I think his “brand” is just fine. There is still, imo, room for the little by little adage.

    I also agree with your last point, and believe the idol bloggers/media were simply reporting the facts. (Granted 1/3rd may have been, and hopefully was a stretch.) However, the blogger who reported this continued on with saying how well Kris handled it, which part of who he is.

    On the Asian reporting, of course they’re going to bring this up. They did some of the same with both David’s there, who handled it well, just like Kris did. I don’t believe most of those reporters had a chance to talk to Kris after the season was over.

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