Idol Headlines for 02/17/10

Fantasia announces ‘Color Purple’ makeup shows

After battling health issues last weekend, which caused Fantasia to sit out a couple nights of “The Color Purple, ” the “American Idol” winner announced that she’s adding two additional Sunday matinee performances (Feb. 21 and 28), which were previously scheduled as days off.

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In a statement released today, Fantasia acknowledges that “this very challenging time … is a journey — both with my health and in the role of Celie, ” adding that she was “overjoyed to get the OK from my doctor and new vocal coach to come back and perform. My fans and this show are very important to me.”

LA Times

O2 Media’s Hit Show The Balancing Act Honors HEART HEALTH Month with Special Guest, American Idol Finalist– Danny Gokey!

The Balancing Act shares the personal story of Danny Gokey, an American Idol finalist who finished third last year, a former choir director, and founder of Sophia’s Heart Foundation. Sophia’s Heart Foundation is a charitable organization that helps mend and heal the hearts of children who have been touched by poverty, sickness, and disease. Make sure you tune into The Balancing Act Tuesday, February 23rd at 7:00am (ET/PT)—airing on Lifetime Television!

Sophia’s Heart Foundation was inspired by the life of an extraordinary woman whose love for children overflowed and touched the lives of countless others. Sophia was a very outgoing woman who, despite her heart condition, remained full of optimism, energy, and selflessness. During her vibrant and meaningful 27-years of life, she relayed the importance of meeting the needs of children emotionally, spiritually, and mentally.

Transworld News

Track sales: ‘We Are the World’ and the power of Didi Benami

As expected, the Artists for Haiti version of We Are the World — which features Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Katharine McPhee and Randy Jackson — debuted atop the Nielsen SoundScan digital tracks chart this week, with more than 267, 000 downloads. The Simon Cowell-organized version of Everybody Hurts, which is tearing up the charts across the pond, got 14, 000 downloads in the U.S. during its debut week. Of course, it didn’t get nearly the attention here that the new We Are the World did.

USA Today

via Kimberly Caldwell twitter:

“The Mess of You video will premiere at http://new.music.yahoo.com/ on feb 23rd!!!! I’m so excited! Yahooooo!!!”

@_kimcaldwell

More Headlines After the JUMP…keep checking back for updates…

American Idol: Y’all Ready for…Paula Deen?!

American Idol may be cooking something up with Paula Deen. A source tells me the Food Network star is in discussions to appear on the singing competition show. “They started talking about two weeks ago, ” the source says. As much as we love us some Deen in all her buttery goodness…

It’s probably safe to assume that she is not a candidate to replace Simon Cowell. But a possible stint as a guest judge? Sure.

EOnline

Oscar Spoilers: Best Original Song Artists Not Performing; But Contestants Invited From ‘So You Think You Can Dance?’

EXCLUSIVE: Oscarcast executive producers Adam Shankman and Bill Mechanic have dropped a bombshell, telling artists nominated for Best Original Song that they won’t be invited to perform the usual big production number. The decision has hit a sour note for the nominated performers. Instead of the Academy Awards’ long-held tradition of staged musical performances of the five nominated songs, the music from those songs will be interspersed with footage from each movie to provide more context. I’m told that some of the nominees and filmmakers are outraged, feeling that the Oscar producers are tossing aside tradition and costing musical artists their well-deserved moment of global TV glory.

Deadline Hollywood

Quentin’s Influences, Kathryn’s Successors

In this morning’s roundup of Oscar news ‘n’ notes from around the web, Tarantino names his inspirations, Queen Bigelow gets her court and Adam Shankman hires a lot of dancers.

Adam Shankman tweets a detail about the Oscar show: “FYI: there’s 69 dancers this year… All there for the movies!” And that number includes at least a baker’s dozen from “So You Think You Can Dance”: Travis, Ivan, Jaimie, Kayla, Ellenore, Russell, Jakob, Kathryn, Nick Lazzarini, Legacy, Channing, Lil C and Kupono

The Wrap

‘American Idol’ sales report: The albums

Lots of albums had week-over-week sales increases last week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, not just American Idol albums. Even with a 12 percent decline, Carrie Underwood’s Play On remained the week’s top-selling Idol album, with more than 26, 000 units. (Some Hearts, on the other hand, saw a 23 percent sales increase, to almost 6, 000.)

Among those who did see sales increases last week: Adam Lambert, Daughtry and Kris Allen.

USA Today

Carrie Underwood Dives into First Feature Film Role

“The Insider”‘s Samantha Harris is with Grammy winning vocal powerhouse Carrie Underwood on the Hawaiian set of her first feature film, ‘Soul Surfer.’

“It’s a great story…it’s an amazing thing to be a part of it, ” Carrie tells “The Insider.”

Carrie plays Sarah Hill in the drama based on the true story of teenage surfer Bethany Hamilton (AnnaSophia Robb) who returns to the waves after a horrific shark attack.

The Insider.com

Seth Rollins regroups after Group Day cut

Seth Rollins and Michael Lynche had auditioned in Orlando on the same day. So when they both survived the first days of “lines” in Hollywood, getting together for Group Day just seemed natural.

Seth had done his line performance the second day of Hollywood, singing A Song for You in a line that also included Lloyd Thomas, Mark Labriola, Erynne Hundley and Bryce Larsen. “Ellen said my voice was good, but she said I was not doing a whole lot up on stage, ” Seth says.

USA Today

Jimmy Charles: Starting the next chapter

When Jimmy Charles auditioned in Denver, he wanted to make sure the judges knew that he was a country singer, so he picked the Carrie Underwood/Randy Travis hit I Told You So to help him make his first impression.

When he got to Hollywood, Jimmy wanted to show them more of his range, so he went with something different — the Mr. Big ballad To Be With You. “I’ve got a lot of range in my voice, ” says the Nashville-based singer, “moreso than a lot of country songs would have allowed me to show off.”

USA Today

Luke Edgemon looks back at his Hollywood Week

American Idol viewers didn’t get to see much of Luke Edgemon this season — basically one brief shot last Tuesday night as he realized he’d gone as far in Hollywood Week as he was going to go.

But the North Carolina singer didn’t get that much more time on stage in Hollywood — just a verse and half a chorus of the Bonnie Raitt hit I Can’t Make You Love Me.

USA Today

Purple’s Hall Among Top 24 “American Idol” Finalists

Last season Wicked’s Adam Lambert became the runner-up in the “American Idol” competition and has gone on to sell thousands of CDs. This season, another theatre actor could be headed to similar glory.

Todrick C. Hall, seen on Broadway in The Color Purple, is among the Top 24 finalists in the country’s biggest singing competition. Hall shared the Broadway stage with an “Idol” winner, Fantasia Barrino, who spent several months in the acclaimed musical.

Playbill.com

Adam Lambert Prepares To Take On The World

Adam Lambert has a top-40 hit with “Whataya Want From Me” and a #1 music video on VH1. His major-label debut, For Your Entertainment, just went gold. So what’s next for the “American Idol” fave? Two words: world domination.

“I’m gonna go to Australia first, then Japan, then the U.K., then Germany, ” Lambert told MTV News moments before Ryan Seacrest’s “Rock My Town” concert last Friday. “I’m really excited to travel. I think that’s one of the best parts of this whole gig. We get to meet new people and see new cultures.”

MTV

Jason Castro Interview: ‘American Idol, ‘ Love, and Adam Duritz’s Dreads

In an age when reality shows churn out talentless stars like “The Situation” and Trishelle Cannatella, “American Idol” has always made it a habit of finding and backing winners. Even the losers turn out to be winners. Take Jason Castro, for example, who’s anything but a loser. The charmingly chill and oft-sandaled hippie stole the hearts of the judges and audiences during the seventh season of “Idol” (his rendition of “Hallelujah” brought the house down) where he finished in third-place, and is back with a self-titled debut album.

I spoke to the 22-year-old Texan briefly about “Idol, ” being idle from the music scene, and his dreads.

Huffington Post

National Tour of Grease to End in May; Franklin to Join Cast

The national tour of the family-friendly musical Grease will end its run May 23 at the Palace Theatre in Cleveland, OH.

“This leg of the tour is ending in Cleveland on May 23 and will not play Boston as planned, ” according to one of the musical’s producers. Grease had been scheduled to play Boston’s Opera House June 1-13.

The national tour of the 1950s-themed musical launched Dec. 2, 2008, at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI.

Playbill

Kimberly Caldwell Covers Melissa Etheridge’s “Come To My Window”

Kimberly Caldwell is finally ready to get back to what made people fall in love with her several years ago when she competed on American Idol — that gorgeously ragged rasp. She tells radio station WPLJ that after years of hosting gigs on Fox and the TV Guide Channel, she’s “ready to push it all aside and just concentrate on the music.” That extra focus clearly shows, particularly when she pulls out a powerful acoustic cover of Melissa Etheridge’s “Come To My Window.” Hear it after the jump.

Idolator

Video: Arjan Chats with Kimberly Caldwell

Kimberly Caldwell’s debut album “Without Regret” is one of the most striking new albums to be released over the next few months. The American Idol alum wears her heart on her sleeves, passionately opening up to listeners about hardships, broken family and dealing with broken hearts that is genuinely heartfelt and touching.

The beauty of this record is that Caldwell sings about her own personal journey in a way that makes it possible for other people to relate to it and make this record their own. Powerful stuff.

ArjanWrites.com

The Color Purple

The legacy couldn’t be richer: Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize–winning 1982 novel and the Oscar-nominated 1985 Steven Spielberg film adaptation, introducing Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey to fortunate movie audiences. Small wonder that the 2006 Broadway musical version of this stirring saga of the emancipation of a beaten-down black woman netted 11 Tony nominations. A touring edition, starring the terrific Jeannette Bayardelle as the beleaguered protagonist Celie, proved to be a crown jewel at the Ahmanson Theatre in 2007. Yet there’s something particularly special in this latest touring version, directed by Gary Griffin. “American Idol” winner Fantasia, who starred as Celie during part of the Broadway run, reprises her characterization here. It’s among the most electrifying musical theater performances I’ve ever seen.

Backstage.com

Simon Cowell declares that new girlfriend Mezhgan Hussainy is ‘the one’

Simon Cowell has told how his new girlfriend is “the one” and hinted for the first time that he may be ready to settle down and have children.

His romance with Mezhgan Hussainy, 36, who worked as a make-up artist on American Idol, was made public recently after they were photographed out on a date.

Now, in a television interview to be screened on ITV1 next month, Cowell hinted to Piers Morgan that the pair could be engaged, according to The Mirror.

He said: “I’m smitten with Mezhgan, I think she’s the one. She’s very special.

Telegraph.co.uk

Jason Derulo Says Mentor Kara DioGuardi Trusts Him To ‘Take The Reins’

With his self-titled debut album hitting stores March 2, Jason Derülo admits that he owes a big thank you to “American Idol” judge Kara DioGuardi. Derülo isn’t some “Idol” reject who got advice from DioGuardi during audition rounds of the show; his relationship with the hitmaking songwriter actually goes a bit more personal than that.

“Kara DioGuardi is my baby mama, ” he joked to MTV News about the singer/songwriter, who moonlights as Warner Bros. Records senior vice president of A&R. “Nah! She took a part in kind of discovering me. [Producer] J.R. Rotem brought me to her, and they put the deal together. She’s been there through this entire process.”

MTV

New ‘Glee’ promo: ‘Come on, girls!’

“Do you believe in love?” Last night’s Entertainment Tonight featured an all-new Glee promo – just in time, because the next new episode airs April 13! You tell me: Is the awesomeness of Sue Sylvester in a Madonna-esque cone bra and a “Those sweaters make her look home-schooled” quip from my second-favorite character Brittany somewhat tainted by your overwhelming despair at having to wait nearly two months to see the real thing?

Entertainment Weekly

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134 Comments

  1. Re: Oscar Songs

    I think there is some sentimental revisionism going on here. The show is always messing with ways to mash up and deal with the songs, especially when they aren’t pop hits. Artists are invited to perform when the Academy wants the ratings a Springsteen, Sting, or Streisand can add to the show. They are NOT doing it for the benefit of the artists, so in my mind the sense of entitlement is not justified.

    And, as I recall, none other than Paula Abdul pushed just about every singer to the curb with big production numbers the year Adam Shankman himself danced on the Oscars. (I still remember “Under the Sea” with the dancers flying / swimming in the air.)

  2. In addition to the guy in his new Vlog yesterday, apparently David Cook was also hanging with other songwriters yesterday (I can’t keep them straight), via twitter –
    @samiamhollander Dinner with @thedavidcook, @verticalhorizon, @rooney, jeff barry, @evantaubenfeld, etc. Best night ever.

  3. I am a big fan of Paula Deen’s food…..she has a buffet in a casino close enough to my house that I eat there on average once a week. I’ve seen her interviewed and she is a naughty hoot. But still, I can’t imagine what she would do on Idol. She is very likable though so it could be a good thing.

    Fantasia needs to be very careful or she’ll be saddled permanently with an unreliable reputation.

  4. Really good update for Kris on the mediabase Pop chart today

    POP:
    17 14 KRIS ALLEN Live Like We’re Dying 4507 4098 409 27.059
    +111 Spins
    +78 Bullet
    +0.460 AI

    HAC:
    8 7 KRIS ALLEN Live Like We’re Dying 3086 2987 99 15.532
    +19 Spins
    -10 Bullet
    -0.022 AI

    POP:
    19 20 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 3735 3261 474 25.555
    +63 Spins
    +4 Bullet
    +0.047 AI

    HAC:
    26 24 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 939 720 219 4.731
    +26 Spins
    +1 Bullet
    +0.116 AI

  5. Yeah! Looks like there’s still life left in LLWD on pop! I hope it can hold that through the week! Is it stalling on HAC though? *thanks girlygirl for the updates!*

  6. Just daydreamin’ about Simon & friend marrying, having kids, one of whom grows up to audition for AI and Simon’s reaction when his kid is told, “It’s very easy to forget someone like you…”

  7. Masieta:

    Just daydreamin’ about Simon & friend marrying, having kids, one of whom grows up to audition for AI and Simon’s reaction when his kid is told, “It’s very easy to forget someone like you…”

    ROFL ROFL! That would be something to see! Simon would not be happy! :) And don’t you mean Simon and his girlfriend marrying? :)

  8. “Kara DioGuardi is my baby mama,”

    ^^ I never want to see those words together. again.

  9. So glad some of the SYTYCD dancers are gonna be on the Oscars! I love that show, and those guys are all so talented! Hooray for Adam Shankman! Can’t wait to see people like Jakob (fav from last season), Ellenore, and Travis on the stage!

  10. The charmingly chill and oft-sandaled hippie stole the hearts of the judges and audiences during the seventh season of “Idol” (his rendition of “Hallelujah” brought the house down) where he finished in third-place, and is back with a self-titled debut album.

    And Syesha is shafted yet again…

  11. If for some reason Simon would marry Mezhgan, that would be a huge slap in the face to Terri. Didn’t she say they broke up because Simon didn’t want to get married? Or is that just my imagination?

  12. Well, I WAS wondering . . . it seems David Cook will be playing tomorrow night supporting his old band’s gig in Tulsa:

    @FlytrapMusicHal Tomorrow Night MWK w/Special Guest DAVID COOK! Live @ FlytrapMuscHall. Click here to purchase tickets: http://lnk.ms/4cPBV
    24 minutes ago from MySpace

    (If it wasn’t sold out before, I guess it’s gonna sell out now.)

  13. Well, I WAS wondering . . . it seems David Cook will be playing tomorrow night supporting his old band’s gig in Tulsa:

    @FlytrapMusicHal Tomorrow Night MWK w/Special Guest DAVID COOK! Live @ FlytrapMuscHall. Click here to purchase tickets: http://lnk.ms/4cPBV
    24 minutes ago from MySpace

    (If it wasn’t sold out before, I guess it’s gonna sell out now.)

    Yay! *throws confetti* *flails* Sorry for the flailing it’s just been so long. You know what I mean, right?

    ETA: Videos! People better tape this.

  14. I seem to recall that Mezhgan actually posted here at MJ’s at least once, 2 or 3 years ago. Does anyone else remember that? I don’t recall the context of her post, but I remember knowing that she was a makeup artist on AI.

  15. “The charmingly chill and oft-sandaled hippie stole the hearts of the judges and audiences during the seventh season of “Idol” (his rendition of “Hallelujah” brought the house down) where he finished in third-place, and is back with a self-titled debut album.”

    I know they are trying to make some kind of “Hippie” stereotype re:shoes but I have seen plenty of pics of Jason – he always wears cowboy boots or TOMS shoes:)

    And yes – the writer forgot Syesha came in 3rd and Jason in 4th place (that seems to happen quite often in articles). Maybe they meant 3rd runner-up.

    I saw Jason in Seattle last week – he put on a pretty good show – good turnout too!

  16. If for some reason Simon would marry Mezhgan, that would be a huge slap in the face to Terri. Didn’t she say they broke up because Simon didn’t want to get married? Or is that just my imagination?

    I think it was the children issue that cause the break-up since Simon didn’t want any. Well as you said, if he’s changing his mind on that, .. yes it might be a slap to Terri

  17. @TwizzyUK @AdamLambert’s @iheartradio phone video is #1 -YouTube Most Viewed (Today) – Music – Global http://tinyurl.?com/yjafk5v

  18. omg omg omg so David Cook is going to be in Tulsa supporting his buddies.!!! Oh how I love them all. And I will be forever in the debt of anyone who posts videos from this Tulsa gangsta event. Woo to the hoo

  19. I guess the Flytrap Music Hall has a 1400 person capacity, so it’s not exactly a tiny little place. That’s a lot larger than I thought it would be. WOW!!

    Also, if you click on that link to the Flytrap’s website, it shows that Jason Castro will be playing there too in a few weeks. (DC’s good friend, Phil Marhsall (the one that DC played drums for and co-wrote that one song) will be opening for Jason.)

  20. Yay! *throws confetti* *flails* Sorry for the flailing it’s just been so long. You know what I mean, right?

    ETA: Videos! People better tape this.

    Totally, on all counts. Bring on the vids. Don’t let us down, people.

  21. so looks like adam is performing “music again” according to adamofficial.com on the Jay Leno show. in the yahoo interview, adam said that MA isnt considered to be a single for tptb bc its rock and wont sell, however im sure hes performing it to give a variety of songs off the album. LENO OPRAH AND ELLEN ALL BROUGHT ADAM IN TWICE IN 2 MONTHS, so i guess any promo helps. So Fever for iheart, IIHY for Oprah, Strut for Ellen and MA for Leno, interesting… think they are testing the response of tracks but also using these shows to put out there how amazing the whole album is

    also, adam’s show in canada’s pre-sale tickets sold out in seconds apparently!! awesome

  22. I saw Jason in Seattle last week – he put on a pretty good show – good turnout too!

    I was there too. Good show. Loved Matt Hires.

  23. this is a huge pimp spot. this is the second PERFORMANCE of leno’s new time slot. LENO COMES BACK ON MARCH 1, AND ADAM’S ON MARCH 2…hes going back on air in his old time slot and it had way more than 5 million viewers (which is what he had on prime time)…..and ratings will be HUGE BC OF RENEWED INTERESTED AFTER THE LENO/CONAN DRAMA!! i love simon fuller

  24. omg omg omg so David Cook is going to be in Tulsa supporting his buddies.!!! Oh how I love them all. And I will be forever in the debt of anyone who posts videos from this Tulsa gangsta event. Woo to the hoo

    Ruh oh! Flytrap deleted the tweet. Me thinks the “surprise” wasn’t even supposed to get out. On one hand it would help give a last minute push for helping MWK sell out, on the other hand I’d hate to see a bunch of people show up ONLY for him and make the night all about him.

  25. also, adam’s show in canada’s pre-sale tickets sold out in seconds apparently!! awesome

    Yes, there is tons of drama on twitter over that with the Canadians. They are pretty upset about it. Now ticketmaster is starting an auction/bid tomorrow for meet and greet tickets to meet Adam before the show.

  26. Agreed, on all counts, Trina. I would have gone if I could have just to see Andy & Neal.

  27. Wow can’t wait to see Danny Gokey’s lifetime story, loved Fantasia’s movie on lifetime. I can’t wait to see Adam on Leno either.

  28. Wow….i can’t say that I am surprised that Jay is having Adam on again as soon as the new Tonight Show starts up again. They had a great interview and Adam has proven himself to be a good musical guest. And he brought the bastard 10 pm Leno show good ratings. Still am upset by the whole Conan debacle (actually, I felt that Jay was treated unfairly when they initially pushed him out in order to keep Conan, and then Conan was treated unfairly when the network decided to give it back to Jay)….but regardless this is a good, high profile gig for Adam

  29. Yes, there is tons of drama on twitter over that with the Canadians. They are pretty upset about it. Now ticketmaster is starting an auction/bid tomorrow for meet and greet tickets to meet Adam before the show.

    dang, I want to meet him in Palm Springs :-(

  30. Oh yes, on the Leno gig – for all the animosity I felt toward Leno in the midst of the whole late-night mess (I LOVE Conan!) Leno did give one of the most awesome Adam interviews EVER! Loved their rapport and humor together. And Leno was totally on Adam’s side about everything. Really looking forward to this show – then again, it’s always good to have more Adam on the tv :-)

  31. Oh yes, on the Leno gig – for all the animosity I felt toward Leno in the midst of the whole late-night mess (I LOVE Conan!) Leno did give one of the most awesome Adam interviews EVER! Loved their rapport and humor together. And Leno was totally on Adam’s side about everything. Really looking forward to this show – then again, it’s always good to have more Adam on the tv

    yeah, i’ve never been much of a leno fan (prefer letterman), but i will always have a soft spot for him because of how he treated adam in the midst of all the controversy….his interview with adam was one of the best, and adam came across really well…jay definitely seemed to be on his side

  32. yeah, i’ve never been much of a leno fan (prefer letterman), but i will always have a soft spot for him because of how he treated adam in the midst of all the controversy….his interview with adam was one of the best, and adam came across really well…jay definitely seemed to be on his side

    I fee the same way…. I really saw Jay in a whole new light after the great way he treated Adam. He could have went the other way and piled on but didn’t. (Actually come to think of it a lot of the big power hitters where behind Adam….Jay, Barbara, Oprah, Ellen….Wow it just clicked to me. I got that each individually supported him but I just now realized It was the power hosts and all have a credibility that is unparalleled. Interesting. Don’t know what to make of that if anything but it is good that he has such “A” Lister’s who are fully behind him. Now this maybe a first in the idol archives. I don’t think any other Idol has been given such obvious support. Maybe by one or two but not so blatantly by so many. Of course no other Idol really has been so controversial Well, I should rephrase that and say no other high profiled Idols.

    Anyway so happy he will be on Jay. I will be watching. I wonder if it will be sort of a promo for his international promo tour. They have to have some reason to have him on. I don’t think its Jay’s Birthday. LOL

  33. Is there huge interest in Leno moving back to his old time slot? I haven’t seen or heard any great buzz about this. Still, I guess appearing on there again can’t do anything but help Adam. I wish Kris would get some new tv gigs where he can play something other than LLWD…

  34. girlygirl:
    02/17/2010 at 3:37 pm

    Is there huge interest in Leno moving back to his old time slot? I haven’t seen or heard any great buzz about this. Still, I guess appearing on there again can’t do anything but help Adam. I wish Kris would get some new tv gigs where he can play something other than LLWD…

    Oh I agree 100% girlygirl….I wish Kris would get more tv gigs and also be able to sing another song beside LLWD…If the thought is that Adam sings other songs when he is on a show more then once in a short period of time then the same should be true for Kris. I think people need to hear some of the other stuff on his Album to help boost the sales. You know that I am a Kris Adam and Allison fan though if I had a gun to my head I would say Adam is 1st but that does not mean I don’t love Kris and Allison and really want both of their Album sales to pick up. Kris deserves it (so does Allison)….Not because he is the winner of American Idol but because he really is that great. (same with Allison) While I am at it I wish Adam would do better too but on the whole I don’t think he really is doing that bad.

  35. girlygirl:
    02/17/2010 at 2:12 pm
    AINow
    # “Updated!! @dannygokey’s story to be featured on Lifetime Television. Read it here: http://is.gd/8yiiG 23 minutes ago from web”

    When I saw this, I immediately thought they were going to do one of those movies of the week about his life story like they did Fantasia.

  36. go4valentine:
    #KrisAllen in studio this week singing N Diamond songs :)
    26 minutes ago from TweetDeck

    wut?

  37. i knew dannys story would be a lifetime movie! lol milk it milk it

  38. BTW,I’m VERY ANGRY about how my yahoo! Alerts email thing was flooded with headlines like ‘lambert lashes out at fan’
    WTF

    (I posted this in another thread, but it’s headlines )

  39. Adam tweeted about meeting Phillipe blond

    and this is sad

    jambajim Our @adamlambert interview was cancelled. No drama. It was an informal shoot to begin with. Happens all the time at Fashion Week.
    about 5 hours ago

  40. # “Updated!! @dannygokey’s story to be featured on Lifetime Television. Read it here: http://is.gd/8yiiG 23 minutes ago from web”

    Good for him and this could be a nice bit of exposure for him.

  41. Some tweets
     
    Pyrae: RT @diglossia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBpeJhCWs9A – Adam Lambert’s ‘Blond’ Ambition – New York Post

    FashionismCa: RT @MAC_Melissa_G: Check out me talking “guyliner” with Adam Lambert! http://inmusic.ca/artists/artist_features/Articles/adam_lambert.htm
    4 minutes ago from UberTwitter
    Reply · View Tweet

    another rumor about Adam on glee…again….

    BieberToronto: Here’s a tip : during an Adam lambert concert, don’t talk on the phone cause he will ACTUALLY stop singing and tel u to cut the phone! Hah!
    2 minutes ago from web

    :( STFU

    This is funny,please when you’re insulting someone,watch your grammar and spelling!

    VanillKill: I hate you Adam Lambert. Your dumb.
    18 minutes ago from Sidekick
    Reply · View Tweet

    :)

    Also,many tweets about Adam and Johnny weir(?)

    And apparently Adam was mentioned at the olympics

  42. Archie’s TwitPic was named 1 of the 5 finalists for Real-Time Photo of the Year…

    Real-Time Photo Finalists

    Photos shared publicly on social media sites can bring us behind the scenes and to the front lines in an immediate, unprecedented way. For the first time, the Shorty Awards will recognize the Real-Time Photo of the Year.

    Five finalists were chosen from your nominations. They are photos taken in 2009, shot from a camera phone, and uploaded to a site such as Twitpic, Yfrog, Tweetphoto, Facebook, and Flickr. These images are currently being judged by the Academy on how interesting and newsworthy they are, and how well they make use of the real-time nature of the medium.

    …About to have wisdom teeth extracted
    By David Archuleta

    The winner will be announced at the Shorty Awards ceremony in New York City at the TimesCenter on March 3. Get details and purchase tickets here.

    Source

  43. Adam wants to wear a kilt in Scotland, lol

    And I want him to wear a kilt ;-)

  44. Is there huge interest in Leno moving back to his old time slot? I haven’t seen or heard any great buzz about this

    Well I’ve seen a fair amount of negative buzz, does that count? LOL.

    In any event, it is national exposure, even if it won’t be his single, so that might not give it a real boost. Besides which late night isn’t always great for sales in general. But hey, it’s nice he can get to perform music by a fair amount of people at once.

  45. According to this guy, Kris is performing on AI this month and will be going to Haiti with the United Nations…

    JoeyguerraAI
    Kris Allen will travel to Haiti w/U.N. & perform on 2/25 American Idol results show.
    2 minutes ago from TweetDeck

    He doesn’t give a source, but this guy is the pop music/AI beat writer for the Houston Chronicle…

    EDIT:

    There’s a press release about this and Jim C has chimed in

    http://www.ainow.org/index.php/top-stories/2085-kris-allen-returning-to-qidolq-to-kickoff-qidol-gives-backq

    jambajim

    Cat’s out of the bag. @KrisAllen going to Haiti Friday & will perform on next week’s “Idol’s” Results Show. (Please. Play. Bring. It. Back.)
    5 minutes ago from web

  46. JoeyguerraAI
    Kris Allen will travel to Haiti w/U.N. & perform on 2/25 American Idol results show.
    2 minutes ago from TweetDeck

    this guy is pretty reliable. Good for Kris that they are having him on the show so soon (next week!). Guessing he will sing LLWD. Would bet it jumps waaayyy up on itunes after that performance, maybe even to no.1

  47. ….I wish Kris would get more tv gigs and also be able to sing another song beside LLWD

    Must be nice to be a media darling and got so many invites.
    Hang in there Kris.
    (Sorry this is just me being pessimistic)

    And what is that Neil Diamond thing ? I need to see all Neil D’s list of songs and find a connection w/ Kris.

    And I want Simon to marry Terri S. Don’t make me hate you Simon.

  48. mmb

    Kris needs to sing something other than LLWD. That single hasn’t helped his album sales. He needs to let people hear something else off the album. Besides, if he’s talking about what’s going on in Haiti, LLWD wouldn’t be the best song to go with that footage…

    I guess he’ll have another performance on Idol later in the year, since they won’t even be able to present him with his platinum single next week.

  49. As for that Neil Diamond tweet, could be the other Kris Allen (the country singer). I saw that that guy has a charity event coming up in West Virginia somewhere. Don’t know why “our” Kris would be recording Neil Diamond tunes…

    EDIT: Unless it’s a charity single for Haiti or his cover of a Diamond song is gonna be used as the “boot” song

  50. since they won’t even be able to present him with his platinum single next week.

    Have they every presented gold or platinum plaques for singles on the show?

  51. Why are they having Kris on so soon? The winner for the previous season has never appeared during Top 24 week. They usually give him a spot way into April. I hope this doesn’t mean that he is not appearing again later on in the season. I wish it is because they chose Let It Rain as the boot song and he’s singing it on the show or someting….I just hope he doesn’t get shafted for later in the season.

    So, he’s going to Haiti with UN…I believe at Simon Fuller’s request…I assume we will get something of this during IGB later on then. And he’s going to Rwanda in March!

  52. Adam wants to wear a kilt in Scotland, lol

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XTYlWH7pUQ

    I can just see him in a leather kilt .. if he does wear one I hope he wears his thermals underneath …. as someone who lives just over an hours drive from the Scottish border, it can get very chilly up there … plus it’s only real Scotsmen who are required to go commando under their kilts .. lol

  53. JoeyguerraAI
    Kris Allen will travel to Haiti w/U.N. & perform on 2/25 American Idol results show.
    2 minutes ago from TweetDeck

    this guy is pretty reliable. Good for Kris that they are having him on the show so soon (next week!). Guessing he will sing LLWD. Would bet it jumps waaayyy up on itunes after that performance, maybe even to no.1

    Actually I want Kris to sing something else. Hopefully by then we’ll know what the boot song is (Let It Rain, please), and Kris sing BWCU /CSA/ whatever. I want more songs from the CD exposed to AI audience. And Ford commercials should still continue.

    Yes, I’m greedy.

  54. Why are they having Kris on so soon? The winner for the previous season has never appeared during Top 24 week. They usually give him a spot way into April.

    I’m sure that Kris will be on again, later on in the season as well.

  55. Izzieq:
    02/17/2010 at 5:43 pm
    Why are they having Kris on so soon? The winner for the previous season has never appeared during Top 24 week. They usually give him a spot way into April. I hope this doesn’t mean that he is not appearing again later on in the season. I wish it is because they chose Let It Rain as the boot song and he’s singing it on the show or someting….I just hope he doesn’t get shafted for later in the season.

    Kris will probably be on the finale as well — the previous season winner usually is there to “pass on the title”, so to speak. The question is whether they will have him on more than twice — I’m not so sure about that.

  56. jambajim
    (I imagine Idol will bring Kris back again later in the season, too. Especially if they’re tying him to “Idol Gives Back” already.)
    18 minutes ago from web

    Kris will almost definitely be on the finale — the winner of the previous season always is. I wonder if they’d bring him on a 3rd time in April, though?

  57. mmb

    Just last year they presented David Cook with his platinum album award and didn’t they also give Chris Daughtry something?

  58. Izzieq:
    02/17/2010 at 5:43 pm
    Why are they having Kris on so soon? The winner for the previous season has never appeared during Top 24 week. They usually give him a spot way into April. I hope this doesn’t mean that he is not appearing again later on in the season. I wish it is because they chose Let It Rain as the boot song and he’s singing it on the show or someting….I just hope he doesn’t get shafted for later in the season.

    In my opinion. the sooner Kris appears on AI, the better his chances to appear again in later times on AI.There is no way that the winner of AI won’t appear on the AI top 12 results show (unless they really hate him, which I don’t think they are).

  59. mmb

    Just last year they presented David Cook with his platinum album award and didn’t they also give Chris Daughtry something?

    they have given platinum plaques for albums (eg cook, daughtry), but I have never seen them do the same for singles….someone with a better memory than me could probably say if they have

  60. I don’t know about this way early appearance – it’s still the semi-finals. Last year they had people like Brook, Carly and Michael on early – compared to Cook at Top 9 and Archie at Top 7 (part 2). Why would they put him so early this year?

  61. I hope Adam will be on the finale

    LOL on tht rockstarweekly thing-I recognize som names because those are names I see when I twitter search ‘Adam lambert’.I only saw the names,didn’t read it.

    Adam Lambert has a top-40 hit with “Whataya Want From Me” and a #1 music video on VH1. His major-label debut, For Your Entertainment, just went gold. So what’s next for the “American Idol” fave? Two words: world domination.

    Thts what I’ve been saying for months!!!

  62. There is no way that the winner of AI won’t appear on the AI top 12 results show (unless they really hate him, which I don’t think they are).

    Of course they don’t hate Kris. They’re having him do IGB and performing as part of that, plus they’ve made several Ford commercials with him that they have been playing weekly.

    Idol isn’t giving Kris the Taylor treatment. He’s just helping out with this Haiti thing, so he’s going to be on earlier as part of that. But it’s not going to get in the way of his being on the show later. He won, there is no way they aren’t going to have him on again. They even had Taylor on last season and they like Kris much more than that, so it’s all good.

  63. I don’t know about this way early appearance – it’s still the semi-finals. Last year they had people like Brook, Carly and Michael on early – compared to Cook at Top 9 and Archie at Top 7 (part 2). Why would they put him so early this year?

    Can’t it be like a kick off for the IGB efforts? To advertize the program and raise awareness of it?

    I think it’s good because now is the most effective time to push LLWD that last stretch.

  64. Good lord if Kris gets THREE appearances considering the winner always performs at the finale and possibly another midseason spot that’s taking pimping to a whole new level. I don’t think even Carrie has ever gotten that. That should put an end to the ‘poor Kris is getting screwed over by 19’ memo.

  65. EDIT: Unless it’s a charity single for Haiti or his cover of a Diamond song is gonna be used as the “boot” song

    I think this makes some sense actually. Anyway, Kris will def be there at the finale. AI’s ratings are excellent this season. I think they’ll be just as good for the first elimination as in April. So having him on earlier might give him a nice boost now when he needs it.

  66. JoeyguerraAI
    Kris Allen will travel to Haiti w/U.N. & perform on 2/25 American Idol results show.
    2 minutes ago from TweetDeck

    That’s great!! and he will be back obviously for the finale and likely will have some showing during the IGB.
    I’m very glad they give him this exposure, given how very little coverage he receives from the medias.
    And it seems even more possible that LLWD effectively go platinium in 2 weeks.

  67. Good lord if Kris gets THREE appearances considering the winner always performs at the finale and possibly another midseason spot that’s taking pimping to a whole new level. I don’t think even Carrie has ever gotten that. That should put an end to the ‘poor Kris is getting screwed over by 19? memo.

    I bet you that even if that happens ‘Poor Kris’ will never die. Even if he gets all of that, AND the boot song. Nope, not from the cold dead hands of some.

  68. “Poor” Kris is ovah. Or def will be when he gets his platinum single (in about 2-3 weeks). :)

  69. That’s great!! and he will be back obviously for the finale and likely will have some showing during the IGB.

    I thought he was performing on IGB as well or have I misunderstood?

  70. slezak:
    Reason #748 to love this dood! RT @mjsbigblog @KrisAllen talks about his upcoming trip to Haiti with Radio Alice http://bit.ly/buqp1i

    I bet you that even if that happens ‘Poor Kris’ will never die. Even if he gets all of that, AND the boot song. Nope, not from the cold dead hands of some.

    Maybe to some but personally there is no ‘poor Kris’. Geez he got already a lot and in my book he just has to deal with the situation as it is. That means hard work and coming out with good music in the future.

  71. Idolmom says she and Scott are heading out to la for the top 24 after-party

    and oh em gee ;this is sweet :) (FYI, idolmom is scott’s mom)
    idolmom: Much appreciation @MJSBigBlog 4 posting news on @ScottDMacIntyre s IdolsNow app world premiere “Heartstrings” from his album comin 3-11-10

  72. Yay MJ switched the Older and Newer Entries links, thank you MJ! I was always clicking on the wrong one.

  73. Even though I wish Kris got more notice for his music and his accomplishments and that the media would stop bringing up Adam in pretty much every interview, I’ve never bought into the “poor Kris” thing. He could be a lot worse off, and I think he realizes that. But I suppose there will always be fans to hang on to stuff like this, no matter what.

  74. I also think that Kris’ appearance this early in S9 has more to do with Kris’s schedule than anything else. He’s going to Rwanda next month, and perhaps they’ll finally set up an actual tour starting in March or April. Maybe this is simply the best sppearance date in terms of him having some time off — and it works out that he is going to be able to go to Haiti with the U.N. beforehand, so they can tie it into IGB and any relief efforts they may want to publicize.

  75. Yeah i agree girlgirl. Kris is getting to do what he loves so how can he be “poor Kris”. And i love Kris and as long as I can keep hearing him sing and as long as he gets to keep performing I don’t see him as being “poor Kris”. Sure sometimes I wish he was getting more notice about his music, but Kris seems very happy with what he is getting. Can’t wait to see him back on Idol next week, so excited. Hope he sings either Bring It Back or I Need To Know.

  76. Exciting news about Matt

    ImMattGiraud

    Finally getting in the studio 2mor with @sweetJaponic and recording ALL of my songs that I’ve written for demo purposes and maybe an EP!!
    about 1 hours ago from Echofon

  77. how would this haiti appearance increase sales though? just bc hell be on the show? bc i doubt hes performing llwd, that would be quite inappropriate considering its about haiti lol, so people wouldnt hear his single

  78. My take is they will have Kris on more then any other Idol previous winner. We get so caught up on what happened before and think that this means it is etched it stone. Remember there is a new head guy that runs American Idol that is why last year had followed a different format and he may have Kris on 3 or 4 times. (I like that idea :-) ) Kris will Definitely be on the Finals and Idol gives back and in two weeks. ( I think that is what was said) This maybe their way of helping with sales for him. Get him to appear sooner and later. I hope it does because as I said before Kris deserves it not because he is the previous winner but because he is truly Great!

    Side note: Adam will be on the show eventually I have no doubt in my mind. But I think it will be around the middle of April beginning of May! (before or after his promotional tour internationally. I believe I read he was doing that the last week of March and the last week of April)

  79. how would this haiti appearance increase sales though? just bc hell be on the show? bc i doubt hes performing llwd, that would be quite inappropriate considering its about haiti lol, so people wouldnt hear his single

    Because seeing Kris perform any song, not just his single, can help increase his exposure and increase sales. I mean there were increases for people like David Cook and Kat McPhee when their songs were done by other people just during the Idol process. not to mention that Kris’s songs got boosts when his commercials appeared on the show.

    So yes, Kris performing a song, even if not his single, to a huge audience and for something as good as helping Haiti, will wonderfully help Haiti, of course. But yes, will probably boost Kris’s sales, of his single most likely, but probably also of his album.

  80. luvadamlambert:
    02/17/2010 at 4:43 pm

    Some tweets

    luv thanks for all those tweets and especially the ones with links to interviews I never saw before. By the way Happy Belated Birthday. I hope you had a great great birthday.

  81. luvadamlambert:
    02/17/2010 at 8:57 pm

    Dhunken (and others) , Do you think Adam will be on the show for the AI 9 finale?

    I don’t think he will be on the finale I think he could be on the second to last show (Top 3 to top 2) But you never know. If by some reason by the time they get to the end Adam’s international promotional tour becomes a huge success and he sells a boatload of album worldwide that all could change. 19 would use that to show that they are relevant and do produce stars. And now a bonafide world wide star (I know Kelly has been successful and Daughtry but I am talking on a larger scale then even either of those two. If it happens and that is a shot in the dark no guarantee at all)

  82. from billboard…… yessssssssssssssssssssssss!! was hoping to see david included in this….

    Estefan, Jones Prep Spanish ‘We Are the World’
    February 17, 2010 – Latin

    By Leila Cobo, Miami

    A large group of Latin acts, helmed by Emilio Estefan and Quincy Jones, are in the process of recording a Spanish language version of “We Are the World.” Spanish language lyrics for the track, called “Somos el Mundo,” were penned by Gloria and Emilio Estefan and approved by Lionel Richie and the We Are the World Foundation.

    Final recording will take place February 19 in Miami, taking advantage of the presence of many artists in town for Univision’s Premios Lo Nuestro. A music video and making-off special will air on the Univision network. As with the original “We Are the World 25 for Haiti,” all proceeds will go to the rebuilding of Haiti through the We Are the World Foundation.

    “This means the reach of the song will truly be global, because it’s available not only in English but also in Spanish,” said Emilio Estefan, who is producing the track with Jones and is also producing the video and the television special.

    This marks the first time “We Are the World” is translated to another language. Although the Spanish-language version includes major Latin stars like Thalía, Alejandro Fernandez, Vicente Fernández, Gloria Estefan, Paulina Rubio and Luis Fonsi, among many, many others, the list also includes mainstream cross-over acts like David Archuleta, Carlos Santana, Andy Garcia, Pitbull, Jon Secada and Taboo of Black Eyed Peas. At press time, over 30 acts had confirmed their participation, including AB Quintanilla, Alacranes Musical, Ricardo Montaner, Tito El Bambino, Olga Tañón, Ednita Nazario, Jorge Celedón and Arthur Hanlon.

    The video will premiere March 1 on the “Cristina” show – one of the Univision network’s top-rated programs – and will be followed by the special. The track will be available for sale on iTunes.

    In 2001, the Estefans produced another song, “El Ultimo Adiós” (The Last Goodbye), which was written to benefit the families of victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. That track was also recorded by a large group of artists in Miami.

    However, Latin artists have never displayed as much unified support for any humanitarian cause as they have for Haiti relief efforts, and “Somos el Mundo” is only the latest—if most visible—endeavor in that regard.

    Also recently announced is a concert headed by Dominican artist Juan Luis Guerra, with funds earmarked to build a children’s hospital in Haiti. The show is slated to take place April 18 in Santo Domingo’s Olympic Stadium and is titled “A Song of Hope For Haiti.” Confirmed acts include Alejandro Sanz, Luis Fonsi, Miguel Bosé and Juanes.

    http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/genre/e3i47f0e86cdb78f21b93287be4a0fee220

  83. Interview with Adam at 10 on Fox news on channel 5 right after American Idol.

  84. OK My world is topsy turvy!!! Bill O’Reilly says Adam is a patriot and the girl on the cell phone is a PINHEAD! Phone-gate continues and O’Reilly sides with ADAM! Go Adam!

  85. Kelly concert at Wembley Arena on Friday is almost sold out. Then its off to tour Belgium, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Denmark, South Africa, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Manila and Taiwan.

    Good lord if Kris gets THREE appearances considering the winner always performs at the finale and possibly another midseason spot that’s taking pimping to a whole new level. I don’t think even Carrie has ever gotten that. That should put an end to the ‘poor Kris is getting screwed over by 19? memo.

    In season 6 Carrie had 3 appearance. Performed Wasted, IGB trip and performed for them and the song was used as the boot song for a few weeks. Carrie also performed “I’ll Stand by You” (the song from IGB) on the finale.

  86. Bill O’reilly Hearts Adam Lambert OMG now I have heard and seen it all

    Adam sure is becoming a part of pop culture these days. Someone said he was an answer to a question on Who Wants to Be A Millionnaire. LOL if it’s on twitter, it’s gospel!!

  87. David Archuleta will be featured in a special segment tonight on FOX news Channel 13 in Salt Lake… from the Salt Lake Tribune…

    Archie on FOX tonight
    February 17th, 2010

    On FOX news tonight at 9 p.m.,[11 p.m. et] there will be a special segment on David Archuleta and the effect it has had on his alma mater, Murray High School.

    http://blogs.sltrib.com/burger/index.php?paged=4

    stream from this link…

    http://www.fox13now.com/

  88. that’s cool alaadam – david has been the answer to a question on jeopardy 2x, lol… these runners up are moving on up, hahahha

  89. This marks the first time “We Are the World” is translated to another language. Although the Spanish-language version includes major Latin stars like Thalía, Alejandro Fernandez, Vicente Fernández, Gloria Estefan, Paulina Rubio and Luis Fonsi, among many, many others, the list also includes mainstream cross-over acts like David Archuleta

    That is awesome news, GG. Thanks! :D

  90. i am about to come outta my skin ozarka, hahahha… when i read about emilio and gloria estefan spearheading the latin version of ”watw”, along with quincy jones, w/lionel richie’s blessing, i knew david would be perfect for it, and hoped they would extend an invitation – wish answered, lol… dude, seeing carlos santana alone has me spazzing… deep love for that man… luis fonsi too – get outta town! gotta compose myself, lolol… not usually this spazzy on here, but i can’t help it – this is awesome! :D

  91. I think bill o’reilly is strangely fascinated by adam. This is like the 4th time he has done something regarding him on his show lol

  92. ggdoorsfan:
    02/17/2010 at 10:39 pm

    that’s cool alaadam – david has been the answer to a question on jeopardy 2x, lol… these runners up are moving on up, hahahha

    Hey do you know what the questions were on David A. Does anyone know what the question was on Millionaire about Adam. Just think it is cool that the two of them are ingrained in the culture to become questions on games shows.

  93. let me search my notes dhunken, lolol… will post them when i find them.

  94. Kris JUST missed making the Top 20 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart

    LW-TW-Title-Artist

    24-21 Live Like We’re Dying – Kris Allen
    35-31 Whataya Want From Me – Adam Lambert
    34-40 Already Gone – Kelly Clarkson
    **-46 Pants On The Ground – General Larry Platt
    52-48 Life After You – Daughtry
    61-54 Temporary Home – Carrie Underwood
    **-99 Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You – Kellie Pickler

  95. ggdoorsfan:
    02/18/2010 at 12:18 am

    here they are dhunken…

    1. David mentioned on Jeopardy November 21, 2008

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYh_NLQFO4o

    2. David Archuleta is the JEOPARDY answer for $800! Aired on his 19th birthday (Dec 28, 2009)

    http://www.youtube.com/wa

    Wow GGdorsfan you are really good. Thanks for finding and posting Wow had to say that again. By the way I have always wanted to tell you I am a huge Doors fan and I love your Avatar.

  96. Get him to appear sooner and later. I hope it does because as I said before Kris deserves it not because he is the previous winner but because he is truly Great!

    No offense to Kris, but this is the kind of “earlier rather than later” treatment I was hoping to see for Allison even more than Kris :-( IMO she needs it way more at this point. Remind people about her talent and let them know about the album.

  97. By the way I have always wanted to tell you I am a huge Doors fan and I love your Avatar.

    cool dhunken – love meeting fellow ”riders on the storm” :) … been ridin’ the snake ever since my teens, and grew to love both jim the poet, and jim the singer… a fascinating, complex, troubled though very charismatic soul… his poetry spoke to me in my angst ridden teens, and my affinity for him and the doors has held ever since… never would have thought a fan of archuleta could be a doorsfan, huh? :)

    Some are born to sweet delight
    Some are born to the endless night

  98. Mary102:
    02/18/2010 at 12:48 am

    Get him to appear sooner and later. I hope it does because as I said before Kris deserves it not because he is the previous winner but because he is truly Great!

    No offense to Kris, but this is the kind of “earlier rather than later” treatment I was hoping to see for Allison even more than Kris :-( IMO she needs it way more at this point. Remind people about her talent and let them know about the album.

    Though I agree with you emotionally…..Business wise they need to show that their winner is going to do well. We may all agree that Kris is slow and steady and will do well down the road but people now looking at American Idol outside the bubble (the year round bubble not the only when the season is in full swing bubble) may get curious and check to see how he is doing sales wise. They won’t care about the reasons or that he has a hit single they may look an feel what’s the matter why isn’t his album doing better. They need to find a way to push and get Album sales up. Ok let me just say I am in no way saying Kris is bad or a failure or anything negative but I am just pointing out what could be viewed by people who don’t really understand all the variables. So again 19 and the suits would want to get album sales up what ever way then can and appearances on the number 1 show in America is a great way to get sales and Quickly. Then afterward they will focus more on Allison and have her appear. Which I think will happen within the next month!

  99. http://fmqb.com/Article.asp?id=1510345

    really interesting thoughts from music industry peeps like radio djs, pds, label people, etc on who they think will be a break out in their formats this year in radio….adam is mentioned several times and kris once..kool! (btw kesha of course mentioned has really radio friendly songs on her album, but i didnt realize that tik tok went to adds on august 15th! man it look a long time to hit #1, and it paid off for her, blah blah blah was added sooo fast…now if kris and adam keep moving up, the second single is the key!

  100. been ridin’ the snake ever since my teens, and grew to love both jim the poet, and jim the singer… a fascinating, complex, troubled though very charismatic soul

    Oh so agree and understand exactly what you are saying. Have you ever read the book No one her gets out alive. In my college days it was like my bible I must have read that book 10 times. Oh but I digress.

  101. Kris JUST missed making the Top 20 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart

    LW-TW-Title-Artist

    24-21 Live Like We’re Dying – Kris Allen
    35-31 Whataya Want From Me – Adam Lambert

    Indeed, and Adam just missed top 30. My fingers are crossed for both my boys moving up the charts.

    No offense to Kris, but this is the kind of “earlier rather than later” treatment I was hoping to see for Allison even more than Kris IMO she needs it way more at this point. Remind people about her talent and let them know about the album.

    I feel ya, I want more opportunties and exposure for the kickass Allison. But I look at this way, with a later appearance, they’ll have chosen her second single and she can debut and rock it OUT on the show.

  102. Oh so agree and understand exactly what you are saying. Have you ever read the book No one her gets out alive. In my college days it was like my bible I must have read that book 10 times. Oh but I digress.

    yes – i’ve read that, and have well worn copies of his poetry ”the lords” and ”the new creatures”… my english professor brother once taught several courses that delved into morrison’s poetry, so naturally he’s my favorite brother, hahah… he shares a lot of my musical tastes, including david a :)

  103. unfortunately, alison being signed to jive has resulted in her not getting the proper treatment at all. thats the problem when two idol contestants from the same season same on the same label. unfortunately while promoting kris, they essentially forget about alison

  104. yes – i’ve read that, and have well worn copies of his poetry ”the lords” and ”the new creatures”

    OMG me too!! oh by the way I am a David A fan too. I think he is absolute fantastic and the most good hearted and lovable idol ever.

  105. http://fmqb.com/Article.asp?id=1510345

    really interesting thoughts from music industry peeps like radio djs, pds, label people, etc on who they think will be a break out in their formats this year in radio….adam is mentioned several times and kris once..kool! (

    that is cool! I have absolutely no doubt that whatever Adam’s next single is, it will be fully vetted through Z100 before it drops….they have been really supportive of WWFM and Adam (and Kris too)

  106. I have been wondering if Jive’s treatment of Allison had to do with her and Kris both being signed to Jive too. It seems like Jive has been kind of ignoring Allison by not pushing FIBOU enough or putting out a second single. I hope I am wrong and Jive has something planned.

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