Idol Headlines for 02/25/10

‘Pants on the Ground’ — Las Vegas Bound

“General” Larry Platt is finally cashing in on his “Pants on the Ground” phenomenon — because “American Idol’s” favorite senior citizen is now getting paid to play in Las Vegas.

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Platt is scheduled to perform his semi-hit at JET nightclub at the Mirage Hotel on Friday.

Sources at the hotel tell TMZ Platt is being flown from Atlanta first class … and will get pampered with free food, lodging, several thousand dollars and, last but not least, a steak dinner!

TMZ

Michael Johns tweets clip of new song (It’s pretty good!)

Here’s a quick listen to the pre chorus and chorus i just couldn’t help myself

Twaud.io

Is Adam Lambert Mardi Gras bound?

Lambert will arrive in Australia on March 4. While here he will perform on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, and will give fans an opportunity to get up close and personal with him at an instore signing at Hum on Oxford st on Saturday 6 March.

Further details regarding Lambert’s schedule while in Australia are expected to be released later today.

novafm.com.au

More Idol Headlines after the JUMP…

‘American Idol’ performers boost track sales for Michael Jackson, Colbie Caillat, others

I’m getting ready for tonight’s show, but I just got the Nielsen SoundScan track data, and I know many of you have been wanting it all day.

Some quick notes: Kris Allen’s Live Like We’re Dying, if it can sell about 700 more downloads this week than it did last week, will pass the 1 million mark. Meanwhile, Adam Lambert’s Whataya Want From Me very nearly unseated it as the week’s best-selling Idol track. Also, several tracks that the Top 24 performed during Hollywood made nice gains in downloads this week, notably Michael Jackson’s Man in the Mirror and Colbie Caillat’s Bubbly.

USA Today.com

Worst ‘American Idol’ Semifinalists Ever — #8: Tatiana Del Toro

For the next two weeks, we’re teaming with Vote for the Worst to name the 10 worst ‘American Idol’ semifinalists ever. Check back tomorrow to see their pick for number seven.

Name: Tatiana Del Toro
Season: 8
Worst Performance: ‘Saving All My Love for You’ (Wild Card Round)
Why We Loved to Hate Her: Of all the headaches she caused during season 8, perhaps the most frustrating thing about Tatiana Del Toro was that she never should have made it to the semifinals in the first place.

Television.aol.com

Simon Cowell’s top 10 ‘American Idol’ moments

His repertoire of critiques have included the inevitable, “I’m sorry, but…, ” “That was terrible” and “You should sue your singing teacher, ” to calling people “karaoke, ” “cabaret, ” a “lounge singer” and another favorite performance critique adjective — “ghastly.”

But beyond his slams of contestants, he’s sparred with his fellow judges, exchanged a number of gay innuendos with show host Ryan Seacrest and also shared warm moments with them all.

But what were his most memorable? Access Hollywood counts them down, both nasty and nice.

MSNBC

Simon vs. Ellen – They Don’t Idolize Each Other

Our insiders say Simon and Ellen aren’t even trying to hide it. Ellen can’t stand what she believes is Simon’s cruelty toward contestants. And, we’re told, Simon actually enjoys pissing Ellen off with his blistering critiques.

It all started badly when Simon showed up late for Ellen’s first week of “A.I.” taping and made her wait around. Producers separated the two — who began the season sitting side-by-side — but the tension has gotten worse.

TMZ

Play producer defends Plainview “Idol” contestant

What started as a dream for Todrick Hall has become a public nightmare.

Now that the Plainview native with Broadway experience is in the “American Idol” spotlight, parents who feel cheated by a failed touring production of his original musical are speaking out.

Ballet Lubbock Artistic Director Yvonne Racz Key said the response from kids who participated was overwhelmingly positive.

“He was always thinking about the kids, ” she said. “He really wants to put them first and make them look good. He was fair to all of them – a great role model.”

My Fox Lubbock.com

New Idol Scandal: Does Didi Have An Unfair Advantage?

Does American Idol semifinalist Didi Benami have a special connection to judge Kara DioGuardi? On her MySpace blog last April, Didi thanked Jason Reeves — Kara’s friend and songwriting partner — for being a “magical genius collaborator, ” and talked about their next get-together.

Both based in Los Angeles, Didi, 23, and Jason, 25, have written a song together called “Pretty Fool.” Last April 21, Didi performed at an L.A. club called Room 5 Lounge, and the following day she posted a message on her MySpace blog which read: “Special thanks to Jason Reeves for being a magical genius collaborator. I look forward to seeing you again soon.”

That post was first reported on Feb. 10 by the Idol fan Web site votefortheworst.com — and it disappeared from Didi’s blog soon after!

Star Magazine

Did the ‘Idol’ judges hear what we did?

Was something wrong with the sound on “American Idol” on Tuesday night?

The greatest delight of watching “Idol” is the inevitable moment when a judge — usually Simon Cowell — crushes or uplifts a contestant by saying exactly what you, the viewer, were thinking all along.

So … did Fox/Fremantle quietly decide that Tuesday, in addition to being ladies’ night, was also Opposite Day? Had the judges raided the medicine cabinet in Paula Abdul’s old dressing room before taking the stage?

MSNBC

‘Idol’ singers agree that Mom knows best

American Idol contestants Todrick Hall, Casey James and Alex Lambert all have Tarrant County ties, but they don’t appear to have that much in common musically. James has a blues-influenced style and has gigged around at Dallas-Fort Worth clubs. Lambert, who’s still in his teens, has a less rough-hewn style and likes to play the ukulele while singing. Hall has a background in musical theater and got his professional start at Six Flags Over Texas.

One thing they do have in common, though: In separate phone interviews, the Tarrant contestants — who perform live on Wednesday’s Idol — all credited their mothers for getting them where they are now.

Star-telegram.com

Kris Allen Recalls ‘Destruction’ He Witnessed In Haiti

Kris Allen’s “American Idol” appearance on Thursday (February 25) will not just be a homecoming for the show’s reigning champ, but also an opportunity for the 24-year-old to contribute to a worthy cause: the ongoing relief efforts in earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

Allen traveled to the embattled island nation last week, and before he takes the “Idol” stage for the first time since his win last May, the singer spoke with MTV News about his experience in Haiti and what he hopes to accomplish during Thursday’s appearance.

MTV.com

‘American Idol’: Adam Lambert’s Twitter musings on top 12 men

Season 8 runner-up Adam Lambert knows a thing or two about what it takes to do well on “American Idol.”

Adam tweeted his initial thoughts of Season 9’s top 12 men post-show on Wednesday (Feb. 24). Apparently the former “Idol” runner-up is giving a thumbs up to the controversial Todrick Hall and Kara DioGuardi’s crush, Casey James. The much buzzed-about Andrew Garcia (who failed to impress the judges tonight) also gets a nod from Adam.

Zap2it

Dear Adam Lambert Fans: Chill Out!

Earlier today, we posted an article with the headline “Adam Lambert Rips Into Susan Boyle.” *

Did we aim to capture the attention of readers with it? Of course. Did we then explain the situation – in which Lambert referred to Boyle’s album as “terrible, ” laughed about her single “Wild Horses” and then said he was misquoted, while not providing his real quote – in great detail? Yes.

Did Lambert fans seem to care about the latter point? Not one bit.

Hollywood Gossip.com

Seems that Terri Seymour gives her blessing to ex Simon Cowell’s engagement as she hugs Mezhgan Hussainy

It had the potential to be the most awkward reunion since Sly Stallone’s old ma confronted his ex-missus in the Celebrity Big Brother House…

Fortunately, when Simon Cowell’s latest squeeze squared up to his former lover it all ended it a friendly hug rather than a vicious slug.

Incredibly, Simon’s engagement to Mezhgan Hussainy has received Terri Seymour’s blessing. She and Mezhgan even shared a “friendly” embrace when they bumped into one another in LA.

Just as well they got on really ‘cos Terri then had to interview Simon – who she dated for six years until they split up in 2008 – about the new love of his life, live on TV.

Mirror.co.uk

Simon Fuller’s New Show Heads To Hulu

Simon Fuller’s new talent show, “If I Can Dream, ” will premiere online at Hulu on March 2.

The show, created by Fuller and produced by 19 Entertainment, is Hulu’s first original series. There will also be a live stream online at ificandream.com that will provide unedited access to life in the hopefuls’ Hollywood Hills home.

Audiences will be able interact with the aspiring performers through text, blogs, MySpace, Twitter and Facebook. As the artists make it or break it, their places will open up and be taken by new hopefuls chosen by the public via MySpace auditions.

Among the show’s contestants is former Nashville Star contestant (and ex-Miley Cyrus boyfriend) Justin Gaston. Contestants are chosen by Fuller, and the show is open to actors, singers, dancers, models and comedians.

“If I Can Dream” is the first recurring show on Hulu that will be available to international audiences.

Billboard.biz

American Idol Judges Jealous of Simon Cowell’s Fancy Trailer

‘Dancing With the Stars’ producers race to find new co-host; Melissa Rycroft, Brooke Burke rumored

The producers of “Dancing with the Stars” are doing the hustle.

They’re racing to find a co-host before the celeb dance contest kicks off its new season on March 22, according to Us Weekly.

Samantha Harris announced late last month that she wouldn’t be back for the spring season of ABC’s popular prime-time dance contest.

She called “DWTS” a “dream job” and said she “loved every single second of it.”

But she wanted new challenges, including at her gig as a correspondent on “The Insider.”

The short list to replace Harris, according to Us, includes Melissa Rycroft, who was a contestant on “DWTS” on season 8, Vanessa Minnillo, who’s hosted various TV shows, and season 7 “DWTS” winner Brooke Burke.

NY Daily News

Carrie Underwood and Luke Bryan Among First Celebrities to Line up for City of Hope’s 20th Annual Nashville Celebrity Softball Challenge, June 7, 2010

Tickets for Benefit Game on Sale Now at Ticketmaster.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Grand Ole Opry member Carrie Underwood and 2010 Academy of Country Music Award Newcomer nominee Luke Bryan, sports celebrities and popular personalities will return to Nashville’s Greer Stadium to bat for City of Hope at the 20th Anniversary Nashville Celebrity Softball Challenge Monday, June 7, 2010, at 7 p.m. Rival teams Grand Ole Opry Live and After MidNite with Blair Garner will challenge each other in a fun-filled evening of softball stunts and pranks. Tickets are available now for $20 per person or $60 for a “Family Four Pack” at www.cityofhope.org/softballtickets or by calling Ticketmaster at 615-255-9600. Group prices are also available. All ticket sales will be donated to City of Hope.

This year marks 20 years of dedicated support from country music stars and celebrities who have joined together to benefit City of Hope, one of the nation’s leading cancer research, treatment and education centers. The Celebrity Softball Challenge in Nashville takes place during the same week as the four-day CMA Music Fest, which began in 1972. In addition to Carrie Underwood and Luke Bryan, other players in the all-star line up for the game will be announced in the coming months. An online auction of exclusive autographed memorabilia will be posted after the game at www.auctionsforhope.org.

Business Wire

‘American Idol’ Experts Ask: Is New Top 24 The Worst Yet?

The early semifinal rounds of “American Idol” are always difficult. You are bound to have some early hopefuls falling victim to first-time-on-TV jitters, a few dark horses soaring before an eventual crash and a handful of singers proving they were lucky to have gotten there in the first place.

But after the first two nights of mostly panned performance, veteran “Idol” watchers woke up Thursday (February 25) wondering, “Is this the worst top 24 ever?”

MTV

‘American Idol’ Season Nine Vs. Season Eight: How Do They Compare?

After two nights of middling top 24 “American Idol” performances — from Tim Urban’s bleated butchering of OneRepublic to Lacey Brown’s drearily clichéd “Landslide” — a consensus seems to be forming that this year’s talent pales in comparison to that of last season. But are the season-nine crooners really that much worse at this stage in the competition than contestants that came before them?

MTV

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305 Comments

  1. What is the deal with Todrick Hall? Of all the gates.. why hasn’t this one gotten more air time in the Media?

  2. koshka:
    02/25/2010 at 9:20 am
    “What is the deal with Todrick Hall? Of all the gates.. why hasn’t this one gotten more air time in the Media?”

    Because he’s a nobody and no one really cares. This kid is not going to be around that long, for the media to waste ink on him.

  3. Bridgette, you are probably right. I hope the disappears this week. He may be talented, but for some reason he just rubs me the wrong way.

  4. Danny is performing at CRS luncheon today honoring Brooks and Dunn. Alan Jackson will also be performing at this luncheon today as well. Also Danny’s album is currently #64 on the overall album chart on Itunes and #7 on the country albums chart on Itunes.

    Also I see that Allison’s album has also made it’s way back onto the Top 200 albums chart on Itunes at #188. I think that she could get a nice boost in album sales on Itunes due to her performance on AI tonight.

  5. Re: Todrick Hall – I do not like the fact that he was involved with a production where parents (and children) were ripped off. I also think he’s arrogant, and don’t like him very much. But his performance last night was very unique, and for all the criticism the judges give about NOT being unique, I think they should have given him more props for it. He was far from the worst 2 performers last night.

  6. That was a nice article on David. Thanks for posting. I agree there isn’t a rivalry between David and Adam. They are different artists. I feel bad that they even need to bring Adam’s name up in a conversation with David. It’s too bad their shows are on the same night.

  7. Because he’s a nobody and no one really cares. This kid is not going to be around that long, for the media to waste ink on him.

    Unfortunately every time I want someone to go, they end up staying. So I hope you are right. If he makes Top 12, the press probably will pick it up.

  8. lorismile:
    02/25/2010 at 10:10 am
    That was a nice article on David. Thanks for posting. I agree there isn’t a rivalry between David and Adam. They are different artists. I feel bad that they even need to bring Adam’s name up in a conversation with David. It’s too bad their shows are on the same night.

    It seemed that the reporter was fishing for a reaction. Glad he didn’t get one. Does anyone really thing that Cook keeps up or cares (in professional sense) what Adam, Kris, or Allison are doing?

  9. Unfortunately every time I want someone to go, they end up staying. So I hope you are right. If he makes Top 12, the press probably will pick it up.

    LOL me too. Out of 8 seasons, my pick has only won once & that was Kelly. Since then I’ve batted zero.

    Oh. I take that back. I liked Cook.

  10. Koshka – Cook tweeted just yesterday (or the day before) about how much he was looking forward to hearing Allison sing Scars on AI this week. He’s tweeted about other Idol people in the past, just not a lot. He’s a busy guy, that Cookie.

  11. Why is there a Mardi Gras celebration in Sydney next week? I thought Mardi Gras precedes Ash Wednesday and Lent (which began here Feb. 17)? Do folks there celebrate Easter on a different date, too? Adam should have a great reception there–good luck to him on his “down under” tour!

  12. Whoa, my ipod just went from Allison’s ‘Scars’ to Pink’s ‘I Don’t Believe You.’ Boy do they sound similar back to back.

    I love Allison, I hope Scars does well, it’s a beautiful song. I can’t wait to hear it tonight!

  13. J9BT:
    02/25/2010 at 10:06 am
    Re: Todrick Hall – I do not like the fact that he was involved with a production where parents (and children) were ripped off. I also think he’s arrogant, and don’t like him very much. But his performance last night was very unique, and for all the criticism the judges give about NOT being unique, I think they should have given him more props for it. He was far from the worst 2 performers last night.

    I totally agree. I’m not a huge Idol watcher, but I get a little confused when they’re told to switch songs up and make them their own, and then when they do, they’re told it varied too much from the original. I haven’t read or heard any back story to this guy, so I’m just judging on what he did last night, and I liked it. He can sing at least…some of the others were really hard for me to watch.

  14. Also I see that Allison’s album has also made it’s way back onto the Top 200 albums chart on Itunes at #188. I think that she could get a nice boost in album sales on Itunes due to her performance on AI tonight.

    I think she’ll see a boost as well. I know she’ll kick it on the show, so I hope that gets people to remember her and wanting to follow her/spend money on her. She’s too good not to not be successful, darn it. I know that isn’t the way it goes, but it’s the way I want it to go.

  15. re the article on Simon Cowell’s top ten Idol moments – MY favorite has to be when he apologized to David Cook on S7 finale night. He said he was verging on disrespectful to him the night before. Idol fans still debate what Cowell was up to when he declared Archie the knock-out winner the night before, then apologized to dear Cookie.

  16. I think Simon used reverse psychology by declaring Archie the winner. So that way the Cook fans would vote twice as hard.

  17. I think Simon used reverse psychology by declaring Archie the winner.

    Only Simon knows for sure… and I’m betting Simon ain’t telling ;)

  18. wellhesback:
    02/25/2010 at 10:24 am
    Koshka – Cook tweeted just yesterday (or the day before) about how much he was looking forward to hearing Allison sing Scars on AI this week. He’s tweeted about other Idol people in the past, just not a lot. He’s a busy guy, that Cookie.

    Don’t get me wrong – I’m not taking a swipe at him at all. I don’t think he doesn’t ‘care’ in them personally. He’s aware of them, just not worried about things like competing dates of concerts. This is what I meant by not caring ‘professionally’.

    I didn’t see much of Cook or concern myself with him last year. I didn’t really follow anyone after idol was off the air, but I was really impressed with him and how he treated/got along with Kris and Adam at the GMA summer concert. Just by the look on his face you could see a sort of acceptance and respect for them.

  19. The Idol albums continue to climb the iTunes charts

    #20 Kris Allen
    #36/#303 FYE
    #179 Just Like You

    (I apologize to Danny fans – my feed doesn’t list his album anywhere. Not sure why this feed doesn’t include pre-orders)

    on singles front, Kris and Adam have flip-flopped positions again

    #22 LLWD
    #23 WWFM

  20. Re: Todrick Hall – I do not like the fact that he was involved with a production where parents (and children) were ripped off. I also think he’s arrogant, and don’t like him very much. But his performance last night was very unique, and for all the criticism the judges give about NOT being unique, I think they should have given him more props for it. He was far from the worst 2 performers last night.

    You know, I am sick of the Todrick Hall ripped off families with children stuff. He isn’t a con-man. He didn’t sit around to come up with a scam to steal people’s money…and it’s $50 per child people. Oh dear, these families won’t be able to buy a new game for their wii system – the hardship.

    I don’t know if I like him or not. He stood out last night a little bit because of his performance ability, but his voice was average just like the majority of them. But he should be judged on his voice not whatever “scandal” people are blowing out of proportion. Just like other contestants should be judged on their voice and not weather they have a deceased wife, disabled child, new baby, or ill grandparent.

    ETA: I can’t remember who I quoted above. This is not a direct response to that post. Just my opinion of the situation.

  21. First and most important MJ Where is the link for the Season 9 Poll I can’t seem to find it. My eyes are going so it probably is right in front of me. I had posted my picks prior to the top 12 girls and boys actually sang. (yeah I know, I know should have waited! I also made my overall pick) I now want to change my picks. Can we still change our picks and up until what time do we have. Thanks and please post the link. Last year it was on the side again I don’t see it but doesn’t means it is not there. :-)

    Really glad to hear that many of the idols are in the top 200 on Itunes again. I hope that is an indication on physical sales as well. Being that Itunes sales unless you are in the top 10 really don’t add up to a huge amount. I am sort of pulling extra for Kris and Allison sales to really skyrocket. Adam is my #1 fav but I think he is holding steady and though of course more sales is well mores sales and good I feel a little more fan ish towards hoping Kris and Allison are the one’s who get the lion share of the boost. (Danny too)

    Does anyone know if there will be a way for us in the USA to get the British version of Adam’s Album. Mostly the two songs Voodoo and the other one (name of the song just left my mind bad fan bad fan) thank you

    Oh so Adam is watching Idol. The men for sure. He always said he would once it hit top 12. (I thought he meant top 12 all around)I am sure he will watch tonight to see his pals Kris and Allison (Yeah I am on team “no problem with friendship” )

    For all those in the North East be safe with the snow storm. accumulation expected of 6-18 inches depending where you are.

  22. Only Simon knows for sure… and I’m betting Simon ain’t telling

    Well given how Simon has been telling people this year that they had to be more like Cook and change up songs, and seems very happy/impressed with Cook still…my money is on reverse physchology. I know Simon isn’t going to tell us outright, but I think his words about Cook, speak to his actions that night.

    But that’s just my humble vote. I agree that Simon probably won’t tell. Well not until it benefits him to say something about it.

  23. but I get a little confused when they’re told to switch songs up and make them their own, and then when they do, they’re told it varied too much from the original.

    I don’t think it’s that confusing. The point is not just switch the song up, in that case everyone would do some change and would get praise. You gotta switch it up and make something good out of it, something people will want to hear and that stands out. Don’t change just for the sake of it. What that guy did with Kelly’s song wasn’t interesting at all. I wouldn’t want to hear that version ever again and it did nothing to show his vocals.

    I think Simon was 100% honest when he said what he said on top 2 night in season 7. He wanted Cook to do things Simon’s way and not Cook’s way. And that’s why in season 8 they changed the rules for top 2… they didn’t want someone else to do what Cook did.

  24. LambritsUK

    RT @ainow: Adam Lambert’s Set List for Fantasy Springs Show – http://is.gd/9789F

    Don’t have any idea how accurate this is but OMG – the last song is Master Plan. Fingers crossed this is for real and there will be a video of it!

  25. Hey mj… I wasn’t sure where to ask this… but how long do we have before we have to make an overall pick in the pool? I mean to get the full 36 points. Is it before top 12 night?

  26. koshka:
    02/25/2010 at 9:39 am
    “Bridgette, you are probably right. I hope the disappears this week. He may be talented, but for some reason he just rubs me the wrong way.”

    I feel the same way, there’s something about him that seems off. I don’t know, but I don’t like him.

  27. I’m a little confused on the overall pick? That is who we think will win as of this week and we never get to change it? Or changes every week? I wasn’t sure what I was picking. And 2 girls and 2 boys are voted off tonight, right?

  28. Overall pick = who you think will win the whole thing.

    You can change it, but you loose points everytime you switch.

    I have no clue yet. I need a couple more weeks. This crop is making it hard!

  29. Billboard chart rankings for Kris and Adam, with last week’s ranks in ( )…

    LLWD

    #19 Hot 100 (LW – 21)
    #6 Adult Pop (LW – 6)
    #14 Pop (LW – 15)
    #18 Radio (LW – 24)
    #21 Digital (LW – 21)
    #27 Christian (LW – 25)
    #30 Adult Contemporary (LW – NR)
    #76 Canadian Hot 100 (LW – 95)

    WWFM

    #28 Hot 100 (LW – 31)
    #6 Canadian Hot 100 (LW – 7)
    #18 Pop (LW – 21)
    #24 Digital (LW – 34)
    #37 Radio (LW – 45)

    FYE (single)

    #8 Dance/Club (LW – 15)
    #50 Canadian Hot 100 (LW – 38)

    FYE (album)

    #54 Billboard 200 (LW – 58)
    #13 Canadian Albums (LW – 14)

    Kris Allen (album)
    #154 Billboard 200 (LW – ?? I got a page load error)

  30. mmb:
    02/25/2010 at 11:01 am
    http://www.popeater.com/2010/02/25/adam-lambert-sarah-palin-jay-leno/

    Not surprised that Adam and palin will not be sitting side by side and shmoozing (i figured she would leave the building as soon as her interview was over), but I highly doubt that either camp has said that they wanted to avoid meeting each other as this “insider” claims

    I could totally see them not wanting to meet each other, though not for the reasons the media would lead you to believe. Its like Adam kissing Kesha. Doesn’t mean much, but it gets blown up into something its not. Adam and Palin are media magnets (for good and for bad) if either of them even spoke a word to each other it would be all over the entertainment news.

  31. He’s aware of them, just not worried about things like competing dates of concerts. This is what I meant by not caring ‘professionally’.

    Actually, I heard a quote from DC from last summer that I thought was really cool. He said something about wanting all the Idols to do well because it helps all of them when someone succeeds cuz it legitimizes the “Idol brand”, etc. I liked that a lot. Idols face enough stigma from the rest of the industry/public. They should support each other. Team Idol!

    Regarding picks for the pool… gah, so many bad contestants, it’s hard to pick the 4 to go. I have my points spread out for now… but I should really go for it with 4 picks and try to get full points. So many things to consider. Like, Tim Urban was bad, but people may remember him because he’s adorable and got called back last minute. Alex Lambert was uncomfortably nervous but the judges went easy on him and pimped his ‘potential’. John Park did not step up but maybe people will remember his potential, or he’ll get the Asian vote? Jermaine was irritating and did not sing well, but he was arguably not one of the two worst. Joe Munoz did fine, IMO, but maybe too forgettable? On the girls side, Lacey was bad, but has potential; A-Rod was not good with Happy, but I feel like people liked her going in; Michelle was decent, but do people even know her? Paige was not good, had no screentime, and went first, but got praised by the judges. It’s HARD!

  32. More updates:

    POP:
    21 19 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 4019 3759 260 27.722
    +58 Spins
    +43 Bullet
    +0.190 AI

    HAC:
    24 20 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 1218 962 256 6.305
    +26 Spins
    +3 Bullet
    +0.204 AI

    POP:
    13 14 KRIS ALLEN Live Like We’re Dying 5097 4607 490 29.668
    +50 Spins
    -46 Bullet
    +0.410 AI

    HAC:
    7 6 KRIS ALLEN Live Like We’re Dying 3187 3100 87 16.614
    +4 Spins
    -7 Bullet
    +0.107 AI

  33. WWFM

    #28 Hot 100 (LW – 31)
    #6 Canadian Hot 100 (LW – 7)
    #18 Pop (LW – 21)
    #24 Digital (LW – 34)
    #37 Radio (LW – 45)

    also #21 on Adult Pop

    Terrific chart positions for both Adam and Chris.

  34. I don’t think it’s that confusing. The point is not just switch the song up, in that case everyone would do some change and would get praise. You gotta switch it up and make something good out of it, something people will want to hear and that stands out. Don’t change just for the sake of it. What that guy did with Kelly’s song wasn’t interesting at all. I wouldn’t want to hear that version ever again and it did nothing to show his vocals.

    I agree. You have to change it up to make it work for you and work for the audience, above all else. It has to be engaging, entertaining, and authentic.

    To me, there’s no formula for what works and what doesn’t. A perfect example is looking at how Adam and Kris mixed up songs last year. Each did it completely differently, and in a way that was suited to their own personal performance style. What Kris did with Heartless would not have worked as well in Adam’s hands. And, though I’d pay to see Kris perform RoF (lol), that would have been pretty wack ;-)

    So, yeah – I feel the best performers on the show are the ones who know their style, stick to it, and have the confidence and experience to make the right song choices.

  35. girlygirl:
    02/25/2010 at 11:19 am
    More updates:

    Woo to the hoot!!! Another happy dance for me today :-)

  36. sma11ie – you are one up on me. I still don’t know all their names and to sort through 24 to match names with face is too painful for me. So until the top 12 its, still the ‘dude with the shiny yellow hair”, “the dude that looks like Ben Stiller”, The dude that “looks like like a love child between Cook and Allen”, “The dude that makes my skin crawl”.

  37. David C., like most of the other former Idols, is well aware of the more recent top finishers that come off AI. It’s like a little clique or fraternity. He’s met Kris and Adam a couple of times and genuinely seems to like both guys. But as they all have their own careers to focus on, it’s unlikely they know or care much about the other Idols’ appearance schedules.

  38. Overall pick = who you think will win the whole thing.

    You can change it, but you loose points everytime you switch.

    Oh thank you! so if I don’t pick this week, the points go down the longer I wait?

    sorry mj, trying not to threadjack about the pool.

    Excellent numbers for Kris and Adam! FYE #8 on Dance, cool!

  39. Sony_Music Did you guys watch Kris Allen’s performance on Idol last night? Another great star helping out Hati… Let’s keep… http://bit.ly/9iZign
    half a minute ago via Facebook
    Reply Retweet

    is the Sony twitter feed run by the guys who write Lost? Are we time travelling to the future?

  40. So, yeah – I feel the best performers on the show are the ones who know their style, stick to it, and have the confidence and experience to make the right song choices.

    bullseye!

    ETA: whats with the mega twitter fail! Maybe Kris’s friend really does have a bone to pick with 19. Someone needs to better coordinate with Sony.

  41. The weeks leading up to the finale in season 7 Simon made it more than clear who he was rooting for saying DC deserved to win, that he thought he should win because he took risks etc..then the day before Top 2 night he was on Ellen being bold saying he WOULD win and the reason he gave for being so sure he would win was because all season he picked the best songs and specifically mentioned Hello and Billie Jean as the big moments, so I really feel he was 100% pissed when he didn’t reprive one of those two performances for his final one and I think he did feel he blew his shot at winning. I have no doubt he was happy he won judging by his reaction at the announcement and his interview on Ryans show the next day. Ryan even teased him about being giddy. ITA though that this past season they changed the format so things were more controlled.

  42. Last night, Kris tweeted his love for Lady A’s ‘I Need You Now’. Chris Daughtry, Brooke White and Phil Stacey all replied their approval to that song. Weren’t these guy rooting for KA last season?

    That Lady A’s song has just overtaken LLWD this morning on the Top 40 charts. I’m still happy with how far LLWD has gone up the charts if #13 will be its peak.

  43. thanks for the numbers girlygirl… nice

    Sony_Music Did you guys watch Kris Allen’s performance on Idol last night? Another great star helping out Hati… Let’s keep… http://bit.ly/9iZign
    half a minute ago via Facebook
    Reply Retweet

    is the Sony twitter feed run by the guys who write Lost? Are we time travelling to the future?

    can’t see this link

    someone is still sleeping this morning..

  44. hoosiermama:
    02/25/2010 at 10:27 am
    Why is there a Mardi Gras celebration in Sydney next week? I thought Mardi Gras precedes Ash Wednesday and Lent (which began here Feb. 17)? Do folks there celebrate Easter on a different date, too? Adam should have a great reception there–good luck to him on his “down under” tour!

    I believe the “Mardi Gras” in Sydey that they are referring to is a Gay Pride type celebration. In an interview with a SI amydney station a few weeks ago the DJ’s talked about it and said Adam might like to participate. He responded that he more interested in presenting his music (something to that effect). I am hoping he sticks to that because you know if he did participate that would be all the press talked about.

  45. sma11ie – you are one up on me. I still don’t know all their names and to sort through 24 to match names with face is too painful for me.

    Ha, it’s pretty painful for me, too, but I’m trying to play in MJ’s pool so I gotta! Otherwise, I wouldn’t bother remembering people’s names until Top 12.

    Kris tweeted his love for Lady A’s ‘I Need You Now’. Chris Daughtry, Brooke White and Phil Stacey all replied their approval to that song.

    I think that song is so overrated… hmmm. Lady A is not my thing I guess.

  46. Oh thank you! so if I don’t pick this week, the points go down the longer I wait?

    I’m not sure, that’s what I was asking mj. I think last year we had until the top 12 results night to pick someone overall and get a full 36 points for it. But I do know once you pick someone, if you go back and change the pick it is worth less points – whether you do it 1 week later or 4 weeks later. The second choice is worth less, and the 3rd choice is worth less than that. Did that make sense?

    I think that song is so overrated… hmmm. Lady A is not my thing I guess.

    Not my thing either. I hate that song. Though I’ve liked some Lady A stuff I’ve heard in the past.

  47. Why is there a Mardi Gras celebration in Sydney next week? I thought Mardi Gras precedes Ash Wednesday and Lent (which began here Feb. 17)? Do folks there celebrate Easter on a different date, too?

    Easter is on the same day everywhere. Maybe they just took the name without the religious attachments. But even the name Mardi Gras (French for Fat Tuesday) refers to Shrove Tuesday, the day for feasting before the 40 days of fasting for Lent starting on Ash Wednesday.

  48. Is it confirmed that Adam will perform on Mardi Gras celebration in Sidney or is that just his own wishful thinking? :grin:

  49. I think he said he was hoping someone would ask him to perform. It would be a lot of fun.

  50. mmb: “is the Sony twitter feed run by the guys who write Lost? Are we time travelling to the future?”

    LMAO!!!!

  51. Sony_Music Did you guys watch Kris Allen’s performance on Idol last night? Another great star helping out Hati… Let’s keep… http://bit.ly/9iZign
    half a minute ago via Facebook
    Reply Retweet

    is the Sony twitter feed run by the guys who write Lost? Are we time travelling to the future?

    Lol! They’re not following things too well, are they? Reminds me of Ken Warwick forgetting the name of “the guy who won”. What happened with the album title? Who got THAT wrong?
    Geez people- put a little mental effort into things.

    ETA: whats with the mega twitter fail! Maybe Kris’s friend really does have a bone to pick with 19. Someone needs to better coordinate with Sony

    LOL! You never know.

  52. I think that song is so overrated… hmmm. Lady A is not my thing I guess.

    I don’t like songs that repeat the same thing over and over like “I Need You Now” does, does, does, does, does.

  53. Girlygirl What are the Itune rankings? I always love your updates that you post on here and absolute appreciate that you do it. Thank you

  54. tiger92:
    What happened with the album title? Who got THAT wrong?

    The Fox reporter from Boston, over in the other thread, called Kris’ album “Live Like We’re Dying”. Put a little mental effort into things indeed people!!

  55. Oh and just have to add my Woohoo! to the Fantasy Springs set list and that Master Plan seems to be the closing number. Oh I so hope we get a video of this performance. I have been waiting since the Album dropped to hear him do this song live.

  56. dhunken, LLWD is #22 and WWFM is #23 on itunes this morning. (edit: credit girlygirl from page 1)

  57. hoosiermama:
    02/25/2010 at 12:31 pm

    dhunken, LLWD is #22 and WWFM is #23 on itunes this morning. (edit: credit girlygirl from page 1)

    Thanks! Album updates? Curious to know where Adam’s deluxe album is ranking? Since it is not on sale

    Oh never mind I see it is #303. Wow that is higher then I thought as it is #67 on the pop chart. I thought it would be in the low 200’s

  58. Thanks! Album updates? Curious to know where Adam’s deluxe album is ranking? Since it is not on sale

    Oh never mind I see it is #303. Wow that is higher then I thought as it is #67 on the pop chart. I thought it would be in the low 200’s

    Every time the “regular” version goes on sale, the deluxe version sales plummet. then when sale is over, the deluxe version tends to outsell the regular again. I guess people are willing to spend 3-4 extra dollars for the deluxe, but not 6-7 dollars more.

  59. from http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00030938.html

    Adam Lambert On ‘American Idol’ Performances by Top 12 Guys
    February 25, 2010 07:17:46 GMT

    The male contestants of ‘American Idol’ season 9 that garner praise from Adam Lambert are Todrick Hall, Casey James and Andrew Garcia.

    An alum of “American Idol” himself, Adam Lambert did not miss the live performances by Top 12 guys on the hit reality singing competition Wednesday, February 24. Shortly after the show was ended, he took it to his Twitter to offer his comments on some of the singers.

    Adam started it by praising Todrick Hall who opened the show with an R&B rendition of Kelly Clarkson’s “Since You’ve Been Gone”. “Toddricks def gonna surprise us!! Mad talent!! Def the full package,” so he declared his opinion.

    The “For Your Entertainment” singer also had good words for the other two contestants; Casey James and Andrew Garcia, calling both of them “def the real deal. [and] authentic.” During the evening, Casey and Andrew performed on the last sets, singing Bryan Adams’ “Heaven” and Fall Out Boy’s “Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down” respectively.

    LOL! Now they write articles when Adam send out a simple tweet message.

  60. looks like Sony_Music deleted their tweet asking people if they saw Kris on Idol last night. Busted!

    BTW, today is gonna be heavy Kris-oriented. At 6 p.m. Eastern he’s going to be taking over that Disney Channel station, then he’ll be on Idol, then he has another hour of djing on KBIG

  61. girlygirl:
    02/25/2010 at 12:59 pm

    looks like Sony_Music deleted their tweet asking people if they saw Kris on Idol last night. Busted!

    BTW, today is gonna be heavy Kris-oriented. At 6 p.m. Eastern he’s going to be taking over that Disney Channel station, then he’ll be on Idol, then he has another hour of djing on KBIG

    I am happy to hear that we have a Kris oriented day. I really hope this translates to a significant increase in Album sales for weeks and weeks to come. Maybe finally people will be aware of how great an Album he has out.

  62. Someone posted that earlier.

    Wow. Do you think that Log Island Press writer is an Adam fan? LMAO.

    I think she might have overstated things a tad. Just a tad. :)

    But the overall article was cool, especially the breakdown of the contestants.

  63. From the article:
    “As far as the contestants are concerned, Adam Lambert has, in fact, changed the game. No more can judges or voters be satisfied with limp reproductions of Motown classics. No more can singers expect that singing alone will win the day, much less the crown. In a post-Adam Idol, it is necessary to be exciting. To be dynamic. To be an artist.”

    Lol – well, I said before that I don’t think it’s fair to compare other contestants this year to him. You don’t have to sing like him, or be as dynamic as him, to win the crown and be a very worthy, successful winner, of course.

    However, just speaking from personal experience (not at all biased ;-)), he has completely ruined AI for me so far this year. For me (for you) everyone just pails in comparison to what he brought to the stage each week – the charisma, the vocals, the controversy, the versatility, the unexpected.

    Yeah, even when you hated him he gave you something worth talking about.

  64. Oh and just have to add my Woohoo! to the Fantasy Springs set list and that Master Plan seems to be the closing number. Oh I so hope we get a video of this performance. I have been waiting since the Album dropped to hear him do this song live.

    Well, I’ll try to record it ;-) (Fingers crossed).

    I wish (still hope) he does Broken Open. I need to hear that live so badly!!

  65. From the article:
    “As far as the contestants are concerned, Adam Lambert has, in fact, changed the game. No more can judges or voters be satisfied with limp reproductions of Motown classics. No more can singers expect that singing alone will win the day, much less the crown. In a post-Adam Idol, it is necessary to be exciting. To be dynamic. To be an artist.”

    It seems to me that this years’ contestants are trying too hard to be just like cook, lambert or allen, and are kind of in a panic either trying to turn songs too much on their heads or trying to be all laid back and cool strummy like Kris was (on occasion)…..but they are forgetting that all three of them had the ability to just stand (or sit) and do a beautiful and relatively straightforward take on a song without all the arrangement gymnastics, and sing in different genres while still maintaining the essence of who they are. Maybe this years contestants have that ability too, but i am not really getting the sense that they do (while acknowledging that it is still early.)

  66. From Daughtry about the top 12 guys:

    Gettin ready to go watch 12 dudes go at it…Catching up on Idol about 6 hours ago via Echofon

    # Ouch…that’s all about 4 hours ago via Echofon

  67. I totally agree. I’m not a huge Idol watcher, but I get a little confused when they’re told to switch songs up and make them their own, and then when they do, they’re told it varied too much from the original. I haven’t read or heard any back story to this guy, so I’m just judging on what he did last night, and I liked it. He can sing at least…some of the others were really hard for me to watch.

    The point is to take risks that make sense. It makes no sense to rearrange a song just for the heck of it, the song still needs to fit the singer’s voice, sound good, and make sense. It’s one thing to rearrange a song just to show people that you have that skill, and another to rearrange it in a way that tells a story and highlights the song’s meaning (for an example, see Kris Allen’s Heartless).

  68. Why is there a Mardi Gras celebration in Sydney next week? I thought Mardi Gras precedes Ash Wednesday and Lent (which began here Feb. 17)? Do folks there celebrate Easter on a different date, too?
    Easter is on the same day everywhere. Maybe they just took the name without the religious attachments. But even the name Mardi Gras (French for Fat Tuesday) refers to Shrove Tuesday, the day for feasting before the 40 days of fasting for Lent starting on Ash Wednesday.

    I think this is the Mardi Gras that was the subject of reference.

    “The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival is the world’s premier gay and lesbian cultural festival. Spanning two weeks in 2010, from the 19th February – 6th March, the Festival aims to increase visibility of the gay,

    It has as its highlight the world-famous Mardi Gras Parade and includes some of the most famous dance parties in the gay calendar, including our iconic closing event Mardi Gras Party and extaordinarly picturesque Harbour ’10.

    A few weeks ago, in an telephone interview with a Sydney station, the DJ’s brought it up and said if he were here when it was happening they could get him on a float,etc.

    Adam responded that that he was coming to Sydney as a singer and that would be his emphasis (not a quote but just as I remember).

    I really hope he sticks to that because if he should participate in some “big” way, I think the press here will have a field day and that is all they will talk about. (JMO)

  69. Kris’s month of March is getting busier. Two new appearances announced:

    “American Idol Kris Allen is playing a private show for Mix Listeners at Hotel De Anza on Thursday March 11th, and you can win your seats now! Enter to win in the Mix All Access Club today!” This is in San Jose, California. You have to enter via their website: http://www.mymix1065.com/

    Kris will be appearing at the Kelly Lounge in Bakersfield, CA. According to their website “It’s not like a regular concert. It’s a small group of people and there isn’t a bad seat in the house! Just listen to Kelly 95.3 to find out who’s next and for the chance to WIN your way into the Kelly Lounge.” He will be there on March 10th.

    Sources: http://www.facebook.com/ejniki/posts/361526780235
    http://www.klly.com/Article.asp?id=423235&spid=

    Katy tweeted something about Kris playing a gig here in L.A. in March, but I still haven’t seen anything official about that.

  70. I’d like to remind everyone that we ALL are entitled to our own opinion. (That’s the kind of entitlement that IS sexy)Being PC is so boring
    26 minutes ago via Echofon

    PC means Politically Correct… Where u been?! :)
    14 minutes ago via Echofon

    Lol I read a bunch of tweets asking bout my pref between PCs and MACs!! Lol
    7 minutes ago via Echofon

    Oh and…I’m referring to everything I’ve ever said that is “controversial”. Just being honest which I prize over being full of s**t.
    4 minutes ago via Echofon

    I WAS horribly mis-quoted though… :)
    4 minutes ago via Echofon

    On a lighter note: I’m gonna be on Leno next week. Can you guys guess what song I’m performing?
    less than 20 seconds ago via Echofon

    from adam’s twitter :)

  71. Adam is tweeting up a storm again. Remember the days when press agents tightly controlled every public statement made by their clients? I love twitter (find it highly entertaining, great to follow sportwriters, etc.) But my friends in PR all now have ulcers burning holes in their stomachs due to their clients’ use of twitter and other social media, and the omnipresence of twitpic and the general public tweeting everything their clients do every time they leave their homes. Just saying.

  72. “Wow. Do you think that Log Island Press writer is an Adam fan? LMAO.

    I think she might have overstated things a tad. Just a tad” – Agreeing with Tinawina!!

    Also agreeing with MMB who said this, and I can’t say it any better:
    “It seems to me that this years’ contestants are trying too hard to be just like cook, lambert or allen… but they are forgetting that all three of them had the ability to just stand (or sit) and do a beautiful and relatively straightforward take on a song without all the arrangement gymnastics, and sing in different genres while still maintaining the essence of who they are”

  73. On a lighter note: I’m gonna be on Leno next week. Can you guys guess what song I’m performing?
    less than 20 seconds ago via Echofon

    Ehhh… we already KNOW what you’re performing…

  74. Am i getting this right… that he thinks being PC is boring, and im guessing being PC means you are full of it and not honest?

    I mean you can be PC about something and be honest at the same time.

    Sure everyone is entitles to their opinions. Not gonna argue that. But being a celeb and in the public, you’d think one might take a little more care how one comes across saying things. A bit more tactful with things instead of foot in mouth disease. Or maybe thats just me.

  75. I mean you can be PC about something and be honest at the same time.

    i doubt he would dispute that. i think he was just commenting that sometimes, in order to be politically correct, people skirt the truth, or fail to give an honest opinion. But oftentimes the most politically correct answer is the most honest one; sometimes its not.

  76. frogcooke:
    02/25/2010 at 2:00 pm
    Am i getting this right… that he thinks being PC is boring, and im guessing being PC means you are full of it and not honest?

    I mean you can be PC about something and be honest at the same time.

    Only if what you believe is PC. LOL :)

    Twitter must definitely give PR folks an ulcer. Good job security.

  77. Oh yeah, a day of ‘let’s disect Adam’s tweets.’ yesterday was ‘is Kris unhappy with his PR’ tweet dissection day.

    Sometimes Twitter is the devil.

  78. But the way he makes it sound is as if if you arent completely honest with everything yada yada, that you are full of it.

  79. But, frogcooke, he did say he was “horribly misquoted.” You can try to be tactful in public all you want, but if someone misquotes you…

  80. Kris’s month of March is getting busier. Two new appearances announced:

    Cool. And hey, he’s getting closer to LA with those two SoCal shows. So maybe he’ll be in LA soon, Girlygirl and you can get to see him then. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for ya.

    And yeah at this point, I don’t really care to know what Adam Tweets unless it is about gigs I don’t know about. And yeah, I can see that he causes his PR people tons of ulcers he shouldn’t.

  81. hoosiermama:
    02/25/2010 at 12:27 pm
    tiger92:
    What happened with the album title? Who got THAT wrong?

    The Fox reporter from Boston, over in the other thread, called Kris’ album “Live Like We’re Dying”. Put a little mental effort into things indeed people!!

    It was in ‘print’ (aka online) somewhere yesterday. It was hightlighting the IGB charity efforts tonight, but I don’t remember which pub – sorry. Thats why I thought maybe the PR folks didn’t put together a good backgrounder on Kris.

  82. He said misquoted, but he didnt exactly point out that he didnt say what was said, regardless of context. ‘Misquoted’ as in there has got to be some truth to the quote, somehow. Otherwise someone would say ‘i didnt say that’. i dunno.

    anyways whatever.

  83. LOL! Twitter peeps are suggesting Adam sing “Wild Horses” on Leno. Haha!
    I just love this guy, he is so entertaining!

  84. I’m all for Adam expressing his opinions honestly rather than being caught up in saying or doing the PC thing. Good for him. It may result in the occasional foot-in-mouth thing, at least in terms of general public opinion, but oh well, that’s the way it goes.

    Is he going to tell us what he actually did say about Susan Boyle, though? He says he was horribly misquoted, but as far as I know he hasn’t said what he actually did say about Susan Boyle. Or did I miss it?

  85. girlygirl, I am sure we will get some idea of what he actually did say (basically, I’m guessing, that he didn’t like the record) when he is in the UK next month. I’m sure he will get lots of questions.

  86. I’m all for Adam expressing his opinions honestly rather than being caught up in saying or doing the PC thing. Good for him. It may result in the occasional foot-in-mouth thing, at least in terms of general public opinion, but oh well, that’s the way it goes.

    Slezak thinks so too!

    EWMichaelSlezak Nice to see someone not media-trained into submission. RT @adamlambert Just being honest, which I prize over being full of s**t.

  87. He said misquoted, but he didnt exactly point out that he didnt say what was said, regardless of context. ‘Misquoted’ as in there has got to be some truth to the quote, somehow. Otherwise someone would say ‘i didnt say that’. i dunno.

    I would suspect he said something along the lines of what was quoted (eg that he didn’t think SuBo’s album was very good), but that those either weren’t his exact words (e.g. he didn’t say it that way ), or he was responding to a series of questions that would have put things in better context, but the questions were omitted, or that his words were strung together in a misleading way.

    And i agree.Whatever. By tomorrow this will be an old story.

    EWMichaelSlezak Nice to see someone not media-trained into submission. RT @adamlambert Just being honest, which I prize over being full of s**t.
    2 minutes ago via web

  88. aa618892:
    02/25/2010 at 2:14 pm
    LOL! Twitter peeps are suggesting Adam sing “Wild Horses” on Leno. Haha!
    I just love this guy, he is so entertaining!

    If he had any balls, he’d use it has his ovation song Saturday in FS. The crowd would lose it. :)

    j/k…..sort of. :)

  89. If Adam takes the lie detector test re: being misquoted, I think he will fail miserably.

  90. There are other choices besides either “Just being honest” and “being full of s**t””

    For once I’m not completely on board with Slezak.

  91. Sure everyone is entitles to their opinions. Not gonna argue that. But being a celeb and in the public, you’d think one might take a little more care how one comes across saying things. A bit more tactful with things instead of foot in mouth disease. Or maybe thats just me.

    I’m thinking he would say the whole carefully wording things bit is boring and PC.

    To me though, there is a world of difference between not being overly PC and just being mean. Honest is one thing, but douchey is another.

    Also, I HATE when people respond to criticism with the whole “I’m entitled to my opinion” thing. Um, you can absolutely have your opinion, and by implication other people can have opinions too… about YOU. You are NOT entitled to have an opinion and then have no one disagree with you. Say what you want but take the consequenses like a grown up. Ugh.

  92. Is the Mardi Gras parade politically motivated and/or sponsored by any certain group or party? or just a pride celebration? If the latter, I don’t see what Adam shouldn’t participate. Seems like he’s getting the worst press of all from the GLBT community, maybe this could help. He is out, it’s not like it would be shocking.

    I don’t see where he’s stating by allowing his opinion he’s disallowing other’s opinion of him. I think he’s reminding people that it is his opinion afterall.

    It’s not like he can point out how unbelieveably mean many comments are about him, because that would come across as being a baby and whiny.

    I feel for these Idols and the microscope they live in. thank @god no one holds me to standards of what I have said in single quotes in my life. I’m sure some of it wasn’t pretty or pc and probably mean at times.

  93. bench:
    02/25/2010 at 2:26 pm
    If Adam takes the lie detector test re: being misquoted, I think he will fail miserably.

    Because he’s been caught in “lies” how many times??? He’s got a clean track record for telling the truth so far. I really don’t see any reason to doubt him. Innocent until proven guilty is only fair.

  94. He said misquoted, but he didnt exactly point out that he didnt say what was said, regardless of context. ‘Misquoted’ as in there has got to be some truth to the quote, somehow. Otherwise someone would say ‘i didnt say that’. i dunno.

    Yeah, I haven’t commented even once on the SuBo situation, cuz I didn’t think it a huge deal, but I just have to say, I’m a little tired of hearing Adam claim he was “misquoted” without saying what or how. It’s kind of a vague cop-out, IMO. It’s like, “Hey guys, don’t hate on me, cuz what I said wasn’t as bad as what people think I said. What did I say? Something less bad than the quote. You mean specifically? Specifically, something nicer. Less bad. Not as offensive. Yeah, spin it how you want, what I said was not as bad as you think.”

    Whatever, I’m over it. Stop making excuses and either clarify how you were misquoted, or stand by what you said and move on. The quote wasn’t even that bad.

  95. and by implication other people can have opinions too… about YOU. You are NOT entitled to have an opinion and then have no one disagree with you. Say what you want and take the consequenses like a grown up. Ugh.

    I don’t think that Adam would disagree with that. I think he is perfectly fine with people disagreeing with him. If people want to say, hey Adam, you are wrong! SuBo’s album deserves 12 grammys, I have it on constant repeat because it is so beautiful, I think he would have no issue with that. When people say he can’t even express his opinion about something, that is what he is taking issue with. And I don’t see him crying about the consequences of his words. He says he was misquoted. He has not said that he doesn’t think SuBo’s album was terrible. There is a difference.

    Of course, I don’t know Adam from Adam — this is just me interpreting/projecting on a snowy, slow day at work

  96. I don’t get it… he said Wild Horses by SuBo is a horendous cover. How is that mean or douchey? Is IS one bad cover.

  97. I don’t think that Adam would disagree with that. I think he is perfectly fine with people disagreeing with him. If people want to say, hey Adam, you are wrong! SuBo’s album deserves 12 grammy’s, I have it on constant repeat because it is so beautiful, I think he would have no issue with that. When people say he can’t even express his opinion about something, that is what he is taking issue with. And I don’t see him crying about the consequences of his words. He says he was misquoted. He has not said that he doesn’t think SuBo’s album was terrible. There is a difference.

    Yep….worded excellently and I totally agree.

  98. Whatever, I’m over it. Stop making excuses and either clarify how you were misquoted, or stand by what you said and move on. The quote wasn’t even that bad.

    Where and how is he supposed to do this? In 140 characters on twitter? issue a formal press release? He doesn’t have any tv interview scheduled at the moment where he could address it. I have no doubt that it will be brought up in interviews in australia and the UK and that he will explain himself then.

  99. I don’t see where he’s stating by allowing his opinion he’s disallowing other’s opinion of him. I think he’s reminding people that it is his opinion afterall.

    It’s the context. Just by itself the quote means nothing. But in the middle of getting a storm of criticism about something you said it comes across as “I can say what I want because I am entitled to, so stop bitching at me”. LOL. Dude, we know its your opinion. They are arguing that is a bad opinion or that its a rude opinion. Just stop.

    Adam does not come across as a mean person to me. I think he’s a nice guy who wants to people to like him. His mama raised him to be polite in one on one encounters. But he does seem ridiculously self-centered IMO. Its like he just wants to do whatever he wants, says whatever he wants because it is “honest”.. but he doesn’t want to think about how that might affect anyone else. And gets kinda annoyed when you bring it up, because its his “right”. Its almost like he’s a teenager emotionally.

    And now I am prepared to get slammed for my opinion. LOL. See how that works? Let’s argue it out, peeps.

  100. I’d like to remind everyone that we ALL are entitled to our own opinion. (That’s the kind of entitlement that IS sexy)Being PC is so boring

    And being unkind is sooo lame.

    Hope Adam learn to respect people more, because if he doesn’t he is going to pull in a lot of disrespect.

  101. I don’t get it… he said Wild Horses by SuBo is a horrendous cover. How is that mean or douchey? Is IS one bad cover.

    So let me get this straight, whoever thinks that wild horse cover is horrible is a douchey? What is a PC way to say it’s horrible? I’d like to learn!

  102. wellhesback:
    02/25/2010 at 1:51 pm
    “Wow. Do you think that Log Island Press writer is an Adam fan? LMAO.

    I think she might have overstated things a tad. Just a tad” – Agreeing with Tinawina!!

    She might or might not be a fan? I don’t really know, but there were many articles that mentioned Adam in a VERY FAVORABLE way when talking about the AI show contestants this year. Slezak is one of them:

    Katie Stevens: B- If this was a game of Jeopardy, and ‘Feeling Good’ was a clue, then I’d have to buzz in and say ”Which song is even more played-out on Idol than ‘Fallin’?” And sorry, that completely botched low note on the initial ”And I’m feelin’ goooooood” was like a single axel where Mr. Lambert once performed a quad. Hashtag this at Twitter as #ComparisonFail.

    http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20312226_20346519_3,00.html

    Also:

    from http://voices.washingtonpost.com/tvblog/….night-on-a.html

    Downhill event men’s night on ‘American Idol’
    If you watched the Olympics on NBC Wednesday night instead of “American Idol,” you made the right viewing choice. Even if they brought back ice dancers dressed as Aborigines for an encore. Compare any of these guys to any performance of Adam Lambert’s last season — it’s like speed skating vs. curling.

    There are a lot more favorable Adam mentions, and they are not just from “Adam fans”. In fact, you would be passed out if you were doing a drinking game with the Adam mentions in AI9 reviews so far this year. I do agree, it is odd that there is SO MANY mentions! Oh well. :)

  103. So let me get this straight, whoever thinks that wild horse cover is horrible is a douchey? What is a PC way to say it’s horrible? I’d like to learn!

    Oh please. Something along the lines of “I don’t like it” is fine. “I laughed at it it was so horrible and sacrillegous blah blah” is a bit over the top IMO. There is a clear difference there. Lets not play games.

  104. There’s a pattern of Adam making things a lot tougher on himself than they might otherwise be. Whether he says and does certain things in misguided attempts to attract publicity (either on his own and/or on the advice of his handlers) or because it’s just him, or both, a different approach on some of these things might yield much bigger payoffs.

    Why needlessly alienate millions of SuBo fans? Some of those might have actually bought his album if he had been more gracious in his statements. I know his fans will say he doesn’t care and that he’s not looking for even one SuBo fan to buy his album. Fine enough. But he’s said repeatedly that he’s an artist and a businessman. Based on a long pattern now, I’m not at all convinced that he has the latter part quite down yet.

  105. As Kris would say it looks like Adam is just being Adam. It intrigues me that it really seems like both Kris and Adam have attracted fans that are similiar to themselves. Kris seems to to be PC most of the time and Adam not so much.

  106. saga:
    02/25/2010 at 2:37 pm
    “I don’t get it… he said Wild Horses by SuBo is a horendous cover. How is that mean or douchey? Is IS one bad cover.”

    Yes it is a bad cover in my opinion, but there seems to be an unwritten rule that one musician shouldn’t openly diss another musicians music.

  107. on the lighter side..

    ladyantebellum:

    @krisallen @chris_daughtry LADY A has serious love for you both! We are huge fans!!! Thanks for the shout out!! =) ~Hillary
    2 minutes ago via Twitterrific

  108. I don’t think Adam cares to tell anyone how he was misquoted and what he meant. Does it matter? He didn’t like the song or the album. Plain and simple. Does it matter how he said he doesn’t like the song or album. Maybe he wasn’t rolling of the floor laughing, maybe he was. Does it matter? Really?? So What! He didn’t like it and said so! Big Deal! I think it goes beyond obsessive to carry on for days wanting to know how he was misquoted, what he said EXACTLY, etc. so others can decide if he was justified or not in saying he was misquoted. Ridiculous!

    As for me, I luv this guy more everyday. If people don’t like him or his music or his performances or his opinions, It doesn’t appear that he’s gonna change to get you to like him either. He continues to push boundaries and he moves on. YOu either move on with him or you don’t. I so wish I was like that in my everyday life. He is Fierce!

  109. They are arguing that is a bad opinion or that its a rude opinion. Just stop.

    To think something is horrible is neither a “bad opinion” nor a “rude opinion”. It’s just an opinion. You might agree with him or disagree with him. If you agree with him, it doesn’t mean that you have a “bad opinion or rude opinion” . If you don’t agree with him, it doesn’t mean that you have a “good opinion or polite opinion”. That’s that!

  110. They are arguing that is a bad opinion or that its a rude opinion. Just stop.

    But you know what? In all of the articles that have been written slamming Adam for this, I don’t think any of the writers have disputed his statement that the album/cover is terrible. No one (that I saw) wrote that they thought it was terrific. The “attacks” (or whatever) on Adam have generally been of the “how dare he of the 500K plus record sales express a negative opinion on the quality of the album of Saint Susan of the 8 million plus record sales.” And I suspect that he is (rightly IMO) a bit perturbed by the press reporting that he “dissed” “bashed” “slammed” what have you SuBo personally, when he actually stated that she wiped the floor with him and he was happy for her success, and never commented on anything about SuBo herself personally.

  111. Where and how is he supposed to do this? In 140 characters on twitter?

    Why not? It’s 140 characters per tweet, and he’s been known to spread out his thoughts over several tweets. If he has time to take to twitter to reiterate TWICE the same exact claim that he was misquoted, and each time followed up with tweets on how funny it is that this always happens to him, or with general comments about being PC, what PC means, what kind of entitlement is sexy, what opinions are (zzzzzz…), etc. etc. why can’t he take a few tweets to specifically clarify what he said? I wouldn’t have even originally thought it necessary to do that, but its annoying to me that he that he keeps on tweeting ad nauseaum about this topic, and yet, has said nothing specific about how he was misquoted. Either drop the whole thing and suck up the temporary bad press that will pass soon, or explain yourself specifically. This half-ass whining is annoying.

    ETA:

    I don’t think Adam cares to tell anyone how he was misquoted and what he meant. Does it matter? He didn’t like the song or the album. Plain and simple. Does it matter how he said he doesn’t like the song or album. Maybe he wasn’t rolling of the floor laughing, maybe he was. Does it matter? Really?? So What! He didn’t like it and said so! Big Deal! I think it goes beyond obsessive to carry on for days wanting to know how he was misquoted, what he said EXACTLY, etc. so others can decide if he was justified or not in saying he was misquoted. Ridiculous!

    Again, I never thought much of the quote and did not think Adam needed to clarify UNTIL he started WHINING about being misquoted on twitter. You’re claiming to be misquoted so hard? Prove it. Or stop the lip service.

  112. But you know what? In all of the articles that have been written slamming Adam for this, I don’t think any of the writers have disputed his statement that the album/cover is terrible. No one (that I saw) wrote that they thought it was terrific. The “attacks” (or whatever) on Adam have generally been of the “how dare he of the 500K plus record sales express a negative opinion on the quality of the album of Saint Susan of the 8 million plus record sales.” And I suspect that he is (rightly IMO) a bit perturbed by the press reporting that he “dissed” “bashed” “slammed” what have you SuBo personally, when he actually stated that she wiped the floor with him and he was happy for her success, and never commented on anything about SuBo herself personally.

    And that means what exactly? Again, its one thing to say “I don’t like the album, its not my thing”. Its another to say “I laughed at it it was so bad, what an atrocity”. The TONE of the quote is what is drawing the attention. It reads bitchy and mean. Now if he didn’t say it fine. But if that is what he said he should expect some slamming coming his way.

  113. Oh please. Something along the lines of “I don’t like it” is fine. “I laughed at it it was so horrible and sacrillegous blah blah” is a bit over the top IMO. There is a clear difference there. Lets not play games.

    Did you hear him say exact that? Didn’t he say on twitter that “he was misquoted”?

  114. Did you hear him say exact that? Did he say on twitter that “he was misquoted”?

    Seems it doesn’t matter if he was misquoted for some reason. I’ve yet to figure out why though….

  115. Slezak thinks so too!

    EWMichaelSlezak Nice to see someone not media-trained into submission. RT @adamlambert Just being honest, which I prize over being full of s**t.

    ITA with Slezak!

    aa618892:
    02/25/2010 at 2:14 pm
    LOL! Twitter peeps are suggesting Adam sing “Wild Horses” on Leno. Haha!

    Now, THIS would be funny!

    From Daughtry about the top 12 guys:

    Gettin ready to go watch 12 dudes go at it…Catching up on Idol about 6 hours ago via Echofon

    # Ouch…that’s all about 4 hours ago via Echofon

    When Daughtry visited Sweden on his promo tour for Europe he was shown clips from the Swedish Idol program. He responded by saying that they were total crap. That made the headlines. Guess he wasn’t Mr. PC. :)

  116. Yes it is a bad cover in my opinion, but there seems to be an unwritten rule that one musician shouldn’t openly diss another musicians music.

    Yes. I was talking about this with a friend who is a musician. He actually brought it up because he saw an article on yahoo. He said that dissing other artists publicly no matter who they are is considered really uncool among musicians.

    Self restraint is something Adam will need to learn when speaking to the media. I’m not saying he needs to not be himself, but saying things that he knows may be quoted and hurt other artists is just bad business. I hope he clears things up about the misquote because at this point he’s vaguely accusing the publication that wrote the original article. I’m waiting to see what their reaction will be to being accused of making stuff up.

  117. Tiger 92 – There were also a lot of articles and blogs that mentioned David Cook favorably when discussing the AI9 guys. That one article seemed over the top when it said something that came across like “OMG contestants have to be artists now because of Lambert.” Uh, no. Lots of other contestants have been dynamic, artistic; just as many have been dreck.

  118. Oh please. Something along the lines of “I don’t like it” is fine. “I laughed at it it was so horrible and sacrillegous blah blah” is a bit over the top IMO. There is a clear difference there. Lets not play games.

    Did you hear him say exact that? Didn’t he say on twitter that “he was misquoted”?

    This is the part I have a problem with the most. He says he was misquoted. Why is it so hard to believe him? Why would you not believe him? Why would you believe some gossip mag writer instead?? Innocent until proven guilty. Until there is tape released proving otherwise, he was misquoted. The guy that wrote the article HAS NOT come out and said, “oh no, Mr. Lambert was not misquoted! We have it right here! He said every bit of what we wrote and more…AND he laughed hysterically when he said it”. Has he??
    Do you just beleive the writer b/c a person hates ADam so bad, it is what they want to believe??

  119. The TONE of the quote is what is drawing the attention. It reads bitchy and mean.

    I don’t really disagree. And I suspect that either the tone of what he said (if he said it) when said verbally was quite different than how it read in print, or that he actually said it somewhat differently and thus it had a different tone. And if Adam is at all upset by this brouhaha (and who know whether he is or is not), it is because the quote and ensuing articles made him look bitchy and mean when he did not intend to be so.

    But again, I don’t know Adam from Adam. Just me interpreting on a snowy day.

  120. Did you hear him say exact that? Didn’t he say on twitter that “he was misquoted”?

    Did you hear him NOT say it? LOL. And he didn’t specify where he was misquoted or how, OR to what degree.

    Look, my argument here that the quote, as run, was the kind of quote the speaker should expect some blowback on. Especially if said speaker is a grown ass man. Don’t start talking about “Its my opinion, I’m enitiled” as if that means something to the debate. And if you didn’t say it, then clear it up already. FOR REAL. Don’t send out mixed signals (I got misquoted but its still my right to say it.. what does that even mean?)… to me that’s some wishy washy stuff right there.

    But maybe he’s just trying to keep it all going. Who knows?

    In any case, its annoying to me. He’s talented and he has some good songs, but there are aspects of his personality that are just getting on my last nerve.

  121. He said that dissing other artists publicly no matter who they are is considered really uncool among musicians.

    Is Daughtry now uncool for “dissing” the top 12 AI guys on twitter? I don’t know, over the years i have heard many an artist make negative comments about the artistic output of other artists. Sometimes it turns into a brouhaha, other times nobody cares. I think the issue here is that in many people’s eyes SuBo is somehow above any sort of criticism.

  122. wellhesback:
    02/25/2010 at 3:01 pm
    Tiger 92 – There were also a lot of articles and blogs that mentioned David Cook favorably when discussing the AI9 guys

    And that’s why I think it’s odd that the articles are mentioning Adam so much! Like I said, Oh well…I appreciate the positive references! :)

  123. If I recall correctly a few idols made the viewpoint about Adam and his Album and/or his AMA performance. If I recall correctly many supported their right to criticize him. I agree. So the same should be true for him. Why shouldn’t he be offered the same right. Now some may say his AMA performance was wrong and indecent. Well for some Susan Boyle’s take on the Stone Wild Horses is just as wrong. This is my only complaint. You don’t like Adam fine but he shouldn’t be held to a different standard or not given the same support of his opinions as others. He has more then gotten his share of attacks and those attacks have been said to be those people rights to their opinions. I agree but that is true all around. And we have yet to see the actual article and see what he really said and the tone. He said he was misquoted. I give him the benefit of the doubt as he has not lied previously. But I am a fan so I maybe more inclined to give him that benefit.

    This is my last viewpoint on Adam/Susan Boyle because I am helping the incessant lingering of something I don’t think should be given this much attention. (and yes I have voice my opinion on it way too much and am sort of ashamed.) Let me see what going on with Archie he is mostly Controversial free and is so damn adorable and talented. (So is Adam but sometimes it feels like I am the only one who focuses on that fact. I got a headache from all the hoopla)

  124. In any case, its annoying to me. He’s talented and he has some good songs, but there are aspects of his personality that are just getting on my last nerve.

    And to others, those aspects of his personality are a total turn on, and we can’t get enough of him….takes all kinds to make the world go around, and that’s a good thing. :)

  125. Why not? It’s 140 characters per tweet, and he’s been known to spread out his thoughts over several tweets.

    And right back at ya. Why should he? As someone said upthread, he will no doubt be asked about this on his international promo tour, if not sooner, why not address it then instead of drafting 25 separate but strung-together tweets? Besides, these are just tweets to his followers.

    I wouldn’t have even originally thought it necessary to do that, but its annoying to me that he that he keeps on tweeting ad nauseaum about this topic

    Ad nauseaum? LOL. He’s tweeted TWICE about it.

  126. Is Daughtry now uncool for “dissing” the top 12 AI guys on twitter?

    Yes. I thought it was incredibly douchey. Dude, your group had Kevin Covais and Bobby Bennett in it. Adam gets brownie points for focusing on the positive of casey and andrew.

  127. I suspect, as I think I posted yesterday, the written text is far more damning than it would sound in audio. Yeah, he probably was poking fun at the album and the way his sentence started with ‘I know..’ sounds like he and the interviewer were having a mutual ribbing. Wasn’t this article written ‘in their pjs?’ And then the magazine ran with a quote. Next time he should be smarter. At least wished her great success.

    But the real question is, why do people care what Adam Lambert thinks about SuBo’s album and why is the story going viral? I love the guy but sometimes I’m absolutely astounded at the interest and dissection of his every word. Seriously? Is this still in the bubble?

  128. My take on SuBo-gate is, he’s snarky – that’s his thing. I bet he did make a joke about her, and regardless of the exact quote, or the exact tone, I bet it was intended as a rib at her.

    But I think that’s who he is. Some hate it, some love it. I’m rather indifferent about this particular case (paricularly since I’m not a fan of SuBo) and mostly I’ve just been ignoring this particular “scandal du jour”. I don’t think he ever means it in a mean way – he’s just not always known for his filter.

  129. If I recall correctly a few idols made the viewpoint about Adam and his Album and/or his AMA performance. If I recall correctly many supported their right to criticize him. I agree. So the same should be true for him. Why shouldn’t he be offered the same right.

    You are conflating the issues here IMO. Adam can say/do what he wants just like anyone else, and people can respond to what he does with their opinion. Giving your OPINION of what he does is not robbing him of his right to say/do what he wants. It drives me crazy when people react like a negative reaction is the same as stopping someone from doing what they want. It is not.

    I can say I think alleged Adam’s criticism of SuBo is wrong, stupid, douchey, whatever. That is my opinion. I can say I think he should refrain from being mean in the future. That is my opinion. Infringing on his right to say something would be if I actively tried to STOP HIM FROM TALKING. If I said I think we should outlaw Adam speaking douchey things in the future THAT would be infringing on his rights. If I lobbied for reporters to never interview him, for his label to stop letting him speak, THAT would be infringing on his rights. But just saying you think he should be a better human being is not stopping Adam from doing anything he wants to do.

  130. I suspect, as I think I posted yesterday, the written text is far more damning than it would sound in audio

    That is often the case for everyone.

    That’s why I’m so verbose in my business-related emails – just to make sure everything sounds all nice and cordial, rather than too direct or pointed. That’s also why I litter my online messages with smileys – because that tongue-in-cheek humor, those jokes or that snark, doesn’t always come across on paper.

  131. But the real question is, why do people care what Adam Lambert thinks about SuBo’s album and why is the story going viral? I love the guy but sometimes I’m absolutely astounded at the interest and dissection of his every word.

    Maybe because it isn’t often that an artist unprovoked attacks another artists work like Adam did. Seriously, any mainstream musician would get flak for what he said. I knew the media would pick it up, they love a good fight, and I don’t know why people are surprised.

  132. why do people care what Adam Lambert thinks about SuBo’s album and why is the story going viral?

    Why? Becuase its a GREAT headline!!!! Evil, weird, uber-sexual, gay American Idol runner up v. pure, presumably virginal, emotionally fragile, beloved “everywoman” BGT runner up. Add in that SuBo trounced Adam — and everyone else — sales-wise and you’ve got a story

  133. tiger92
    “And that’s why I think it’s odd that the articles are mentioning Adam so much! Like I said, Oh well…I appreciate the positive references!”

    The top 24 of Season 9 is reminding people just how good Adam was on this show. Despite all the controversy that surrounds him, Adam Lambert delivered an unforgettable performance each and every night on that show. Even if Adam wasn’t on the show last year, the Season 8 Idols would still be three times better than what I have seen on Season 9.

  134. Maybe because it isn’t often that an artist unprovoked attacks another artists work like Adam did. Seriously, any mainstream musician would get flak for what he said. I knew the media would pick it up, they love a good fight, and I don’t know why people are surprised.

    If Adam gets the media to call him a mainstream musician and artist out of this, I’m cool with that ;)

    Even if Adam wasn’t on the show last year, the Season 8 Idols would still be three times better than what I have seen on Season 9.

    Amen! So far, S7 and S8 were so much better. Casting is way off this year. It does seem like Season 6 again.

    In other AFL news, it appears the second Vancouver concert sold out already.

  135. tinawina: wow I said I was not going to talk about this anymore and I am not but wanted to say my post was not directed at you. If you felt that I am sorry. I think you mis understood my post but that is ok because written ideas seem to get mis understood all the time. Again I just wanted to say I in no way wanted you to feel I was directing anything at you. With that Adam and Susan Boyle best to both of you.

  136. If Adam gets the media to call him a mainstream musician and artist out of this, I’m cool with that ;)

    Um I would call anyone off of idol a mainstream musician and an artist, even Sanjaya, it just means singer who people heard of.

    Adam Lambert delivered an unforgettable performance each and every night on that show. Even if Adam wasn’t on the show last year, the Season 8 Idols would still be three times better than what I have seen on Season 9

    I thought Adam was screechy when he performed Satisfaction, but when he does it everyone calls it a great performance, but when Jermaine does it is oversinging? Double standard much?

  137. The top 24 of Season 9 is reminding people just how good Adam was on this show. Despite all the controversy that surrounds him, Adam Lambert delivered an unforgettable performance each and every night on that show. Even if Adam wasn’t on the show last year, the Season 8 Idols would still be three times better than what I have seen on Season 9.

    Last year was really the first year I watched Idol, and I admit it was for Adam. But I also liked many others too. Tuning in last night for the first time this season was pretty painful. I actually went back to youtube and watched a few of the top 24 performances from last year. This year doesn’t remotely compare to last year. Even taking Adam out of the mix, the guys aren’t even close to last year’s talent. I haven’t heard the girls yet, so I’ll give them a try next week. For the boys though…no interest in any of them really.

  138. How can you say this

    This year doesn’t remotely compare to last year

    When you go on later to say this

    I haven’t heard the girls yet, so I’ll give them a try next week.

  139. gangreen29:
    02/25/2010 at 3:36 pm
    How can you say this

    This year doesn’t remotely compare to last year

    When you go on later to say this

    I haven’t heard the girls yet, so I’ll give them a try next week.

    The BOYS don’t compare to last year. I’ll test the girls out next week.

  140. jmom376:
    02/25/2010 at 2:50 pm
    As Kris would say it looks like Adam is just being Adam. It intrigues me that it really seems like both Kris and Adam have attracted fans that are similiar to themselves. Kris seems to to be PC most of the time and Adam not so much.

    Kris seems to be verbally challenged most of the time. His favorite word is “stuff”. I find his comments and interviews to be junior-high speak and awkward. I prefer a person who can articulate his thoughts and ideas with complex words and phrases. Adam just completed a 56 minute interview with his fans without relying on the phrases “um”, “like” or “stuff”.
    Yes, Adam sometimes “says to much”, but to me it’s better than not saying anything at all. It’s a trade off. I love Adam’s latest interview with L. Parker (in which he explains exactly how he was misquoted in RS) because of the way he explains the process behind picking and recording his songs IN DETAIL. I wish all the idols would, or could explain their music in this way.
    Adam is PC most of the time- we just get so much more information from him. Example: Go back and compare the LA Times 4-part interviews. I would love to know the word count of the interviews from Adam vs Kris in the last few months. (in radio, print and tv) Not only is Adam interviewed more, he says SO MUCH MORE when he is giving his answers. It’s not hard to avoid controversy, when you never really say anything.

  141. It’s not hard to avoid controversy, when you never really say anything.

    *High 5*

  142. “It’s not hard to avoid controversy, when you never really say anything.”
    tiger92- omg your whole post was great but this part was priceless! Thanks!

  143. Um I would call anyone off of idol a mainstream musician and an artist, even Sanjaya, it just means singer who people heard of.

    Not everyone on AI (even top 10, heck, even the winner) is widely known by the public, believe me. That said, being someone people have heard of is better than being someone they haven’t.

    I thought Adam was screechy when he performed Satisfaction, but when he does it everyone calls it a great performance, but when Jermaine does it is oversinging? Double standard much?

    His original group 2 performance was not completely on, vocal-wise, but the reprise on results night was pretty freaking sweet – you could even see the faces of the other competitors in the background going “damn!”

    Plus, regardless of the vocals, Adam’s choice of Satisfaction was just smarter and more appropriate (and more energizing) than, say, what Jermaine did. I barely remember what he sounded like just last night, but Adam completely commanded the stage and grabbed the audience.

  144. now Bridgette 12 – Season 9 guys are reminding me how good Season 7 was! It’s not always about Lambert – most times for me it’s about David Cook and how good he was on this show.

  145. Don’t start talking about “Its my opinion, I’m enitiled” as if that means something to the debate. And if you didn’t say it, then clear it up already. FOR REAL. Don’t send out mixed signals (I got misquoted but its still my right to say it.. what does that even mean?)… to me that’s some wishy washy stuff right there.

    But maybe he’s just trying to keep it all going. Who knows?

    In any case, its annoying to me. He’s talented and he has some good songs, but there are aspects of his personality that are just getting on my last nerve.

    tinawina, I think I am in the same exact place as you on the topic. Agreed, completely.

    As someone said upthread, he will no doubt be asked about this on his international promo tour, if not sooner, why not address it then instead of drafting 25 separate but strung-together tweets? Besides, these are just tweets to his followers.

    As we all know, the media will report on celeb tweets of interest– it’s like a free press conference if you want. And I seriously doubt clarifying how he feels his tone/context were misinterpreted in the article should take 25 tweets. He’s already tweeted a handful of times to “explain himself” without saying anything of substance. Why not take 3 or 4 tweets and say something like, “I stand by my opinion of SuBo’s Wild Horses, but I did not say it in a malicious tone and it was not meant to be a disparaging comment to SuBo the way it came off in the article. I’m happy for her success and wish her well, even though her music is not for me” or something like that? ALTERNATIVELY, don’t say anything at all– because maybe you did mean it in that tone, and don’t with her well, and don’t need need to clarify anything. In that case, STOP it with the emo-tweets about being misquoted, about sexy opinions and entitlement and whatever vague thing you want to use to defend yourself. It’s like tinawina said, it’s wishy washy and giving mixed signals to tweet about being misquoted and not expanding even a tad. It’s annoying to me, and like I said, I wasn’t even a little annoyed by the initial quote. I’m more bothered by what he’s doing with it now. Maybe he is just trying to keep it all going. Which I kind of find even more annoying.

  146. Look, my argument here that the quote, as run, was the kind of quote the speaker should expect some blowback on. Especially if said speaker is a grown ass man. Don’t start talking about “Its my opinion, I’m enitiled” as if that means something to the debate. And if you didn’t say it, then clear it up already. FOR REAL. Don’t send out mixed signals (I got misquoted but its still my right to say it.. what does that even mean?)… to me that’s some wishy washy stuff right there.

    Totally. IF he was misquoted, then say how. Not just some generalized folderol about it. And dude should so expect to get blowback for making stupid ass comments. Because I do happen to think he did indeed make some stupid ass comment about SuBo. Idiot. Maybe he just meant it jokingly, as he seem to about the other stuff, but it was a slam, and an unnecessary and utterly graceless one to have made.

    Personally I suspect that as he and writer in pjs having some chat at Adam’s hotel room/hotel, Adam felt too comfortable, or didn’t have enough coffee yet and so wasn’t thinking clearly about the ramifications of what he was saying. Or might have pulled the thing where he says a comment he wanted to make off-the-record as such, but without agreement from the writer, there is no off-the-record.

    In any case, its annoying to me. He’s talented and he has some good songs, but there are aspects of his personality that are just getting on my last nerve

    I like him and lately I want to just shake him and tell him to SHUT UP! and get an effing clue! I have recently been thinking that he needs others to be in charge and he can just sing pretty, do some writing, and have that be about the extent of it.

  147. I have to read the thread,but I read adam’s tweets

    The ellen Simon thing isn’t surprising

    As for adam’s picks good except Casey :)

    And his tweets: I FLIVED them
    and I totally agree
    I don’t think the guy is digging for contrversy,I think he likes speaking his mind.So,a couple years from now, if he becomes a d-list celebrity(please god no I would die) I don’t think he will have ANY regrets.And I believe him 110% about being misquoted

  148. If you’re getting Google alerts for certain people naturally you’re going to see articles that are focused on the person you have alerts for. There are lots of Adam mentions but there are also lots of David, Chris and Kris mentions since last night in various articles. No biggie. I still say it isnt fair to compare one week, the first week where they’re live for the first time with an entire season.

  149. tiger92,

    Kris might not be the best speaker but what he says always makes sense because he’s a smart guy and he can be quite deep in his thinking process. I’ll always priviledged substance over anything else and he’s honest, tactful and kind with people.

  150. wellhesback:
    02/25/2010 at 3:51 pm
    “now Bridgette 12 – Season 9 guys are reminding me how good Season 7 was! It’s not always about Lambert – most times for me it’s about David Cook and how good he was on this show.”

    Hey not a problem, I think David Cook is great. Never was that impressed with Archie. The rest of them I don’t even remember.

  151. tinawina: wow I said I was not going to talk about this anymore and I am not but wanted to say my post was not directed at you. If you felt that I am sorry. I think you mis understood my post but that is ok because written ideas seem to get mis understood all the time. Again I just wanted to say I in no way wanted you to feel I was directing anything at you. With that Adam and Susan Boyle best to both of you.

    Huh? LOL. I’m just arguing the point. I’m not angry and I wasn’t taking anything personal. Its just debate! I was pointing out what I thought was a flaw in your line of thinking as applied to this particular situation. I just don’t think his rights are being infringed on, that’s all.

    Now if that’s not what you meant to say, I’m sorry. But you don’t owe me any apologies. :)

  152. I don’t think the guy is digging for contrversy,I think he likes speaking his mind.So,a couple years from now, if he becomes a d-list celebrity(please god no I would die) I don’t think he will have ANY regrets.And I believe him 110% about being misquoted

    Hi Luv well it seems he wan not just mis quote but:

    Adam Lambert:

    I’d like to remind everyone that we ALL are entitled to our own opinion. (That’s the kind of entitlement that IS sexy)Being PC is so boring

    Oh and…I’m referring to everything I’ve ever said that is “controversial”. Just being honest which I prize over being full of s**t.

    I WAS horribly mis-quoted though… :)

  153. Why not take 3 or 4 tweets and say something like, “I stand by my opinion of SuBo’s Wild Horses, but I did not say it in a malicious tone and it was not meant to be a disparaging comment to SuBo the way it came off in the article. I’m happy for her success and wish her well, even though her music is not for me” or something like that?

    Ha. I suspect this is exactly what he’ll say when asked or something pretty close to it anyway. But, who cares if he tweets it or waits to respond to a question from a reporter? Remember, these are tweets to his followers, which group (taking a big leap here :)) I’m guessing doesn’t include you. The only reason you even know about these tweets is because you sit on an Idol blog. And, yes, sometimes his tweets do get reported on by the media but, seriously, it’s a pretty hit or miss affair. Most of the news stories didn’t even pick up the first tweet about being misquoted …

  154. thedavidcook tweets:

    Gearing up for this Saturday at The Morongo! Pretty excited to get in front of an audience again. Who all’s comin’?

    Also, keep an eye out for a surprise or two leading up to the show. You never know with us… :)

    What does this mean, “leading up to the show”? If he said “at the show”, I would’ve squeed about new songs being unveiled, but leading up to the show??!! What could it MEAN!? Or am I just reading into the “leading up” part, and he really means the show?

  155. This whole Adam?SuBo thing is getting old. Adam said he was misquoted, not that he is denying saying anything negative. But in the context of misquoting, couldn’t it be possible that during this interview that it was a two way conversation and the author chose to select different parts of the conversation and string them together, leaving out some of the filler between comments to make it look like an entire comment coming out of Adam’s mouth all at once? That is what I am starting to believe happened. I think there were more Q&A between the comments but conveniently edited to make a condensed version of the entire topic. Very underminding of the author if this is the case!

  156. Oh please. Something along the lines of “I

    Tinawina,maybe the reason he’s not being clear is because he said “I don’t like Susan Boyle’s album” and thinks people will be mad at that for that.By misquoted,I think he said that he said “I don’t like it” instead of “laughing and crying about how bad it is “

  157. I have recently been thinking that he needs others to be in charge and he can just sing pretty, do some writing, and have that be about the extent of it.

    Now that would make me very sad. :( I enjoy Adam’s personality just as much as his singing.

  158. Mtlfan:
    02/25/2010 at 4:03 pm
    tiger92,

    Kris might not be the best speaker but what he says always makes sense because he’s a smart guy and he can be quite deep in his thinking process. I’ll always priviledged substance over anything else and he’s honest, tactful and kind with people.

    I completely agree with you mtlfan. Kris is not used to years of public speaking, but he is doing just fine.

  159. The fantasy springs set list looks great..can’t wait for videos

    he says always makes sense because he’s a smart guy and he can be quite deep in his thinking process

    I agree.This is JMO,but I really enjoy it whenever Kris speaks.I’m serious,he actually seems very articulate to me(even if he does say stuff).

  160. Did you hear him NOT say it? LOL.

    No, I can’t prove him not say it. I can’t prove he’s not guilty. Innocent until proven guilty. So, you’ll have to prove he’s guilty first.

  161. Tinawina,maybe the reason he’s not being clear is because he said “I don’t like Susan Boyle’s album” and thinks people will be mad at that for that.By misquoted,I think he said that he said “I don’t like it” instead of “laughing and crying about how bad it is “

    Now that is plausible explanation, luv. I hope he clears it up soon one way or another.

    What does this mean, “leading up to the show”?

    Yeah, that phrasing is just ODD. What does that mean?

  162. tls62:
    02/25/2010 at 3:49 pm
    “It’s not hard to avoid controversy, when you never really say anything.”

    How true, it’s hard to interview anyone who won’t say anything or cant’t articulate their thoughts. Adam loves to talk, and he rarely gives a yes or no answer. Just look at his Oprah interview, I was amazed how comfortable he was with her. I thought maybe he would be a little nervous, but he wasn’t. He said she made him feel so comfortable, but I think it cut both ways. Look when he went on the View, that had to be a little tense, but it didn’t take long before they were all laughing together. Both Barbara Walters and Oprah said we was sweet, kind and a nice man and hope he will return for a visit. He has this ability to charm people and make them feel comfortable with him, especially women.

  163. From MTV.com
    Feb 25 2010 2:41 PM EST

    ‘American Idol’ Season Nine Vs. Season Eight: How Do They Compare?
    After a rocky start to the semifinals, we take a look back at this stage of the competition last year.
    By Eric Ditzian
    Back in ’09, Danny Gokey blew the audience away with Mariah Carey’s “Hero.” Allison Iraheta immediately called to mind a gruffer, more authentic and more talented incarnation of Avril Lavigne. And after Adam Lambert’s glammed-up take on the Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” it became clear he was unlike anyone the show had ever seen. All these top 36 contestants went on to sign major-label deals.

    And this season? We’ve got some hopefuls, but no one who wowed us.

    Link: http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1632647/20100225/story.jhtml

  164. But, who cares if he tweets it or waits to respond to a question from a reporter? Remember, these are tweets to his followers, which group (taking a big leap here ) I’m guessing doesn’t include you. The only reason you even know about these tweets is because you sit on an Idol blog.

    The only reason I would suggest he clarify statements on twitter is because he raised questions about his statements ON twitter by claiming twice that he was misquoted, and going on about opinions and whatnot– thereby designating twitter as his forum for discussing the topic. If he had kept quiet on twitter about this, and not made himself seem so wishy washy, I wouldn’t have even cared either way. And I think if he clarified himself on twitter the way I suggested, that would actually have mitigated some of the negative press and helped some of the positive press trying to defend Adam. Not all Adam’s followers are fans. Idol bloggers, journalists follow him too. At present, you can’t even claim that the journalists writing negative articles on Adam are misquoting him because he hasn’t come out and said how he was misquoted. And journalists like Ann Powers who want to defend Adam would have a much stronger argument if they can just take some clarifying quotes from his twitter. He’s not doing himself any favors on the media front right now by crying foul (‘misquoted!’ ‘horribly misquoted”) without giving any facts.

  165. ‘American Idol’ to the eliminated contestants: ‘Leave Right Now’

    American Idol isn’t beating around the bush with eliminated contestants this season. The new departure song, which premieres tonight, is Leave Right Now by Will Young. Young, a recording artist with Idol producer 19 Entertainment, was the first winner of Idol precursor Pop Idol in the UK. Leave Right Now was No. 1 on the UK singles charts.

    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/idolchatter/index

  166. Kris might not be the best speaker but what he says always makes sense because he’s a smart guy and he can be quite deep in his thinking process

    I have to disagree. I thought him saying he thought it was stupid to pay to go to the grammys was not very smart. It was like a pro football player saying he thought it is stupid to pay to go to the superbowl! Just because he wasn’t on the playing field should not be a reason not to attend…and yes, those high profile events (in whatever field you are in) costs money and by the looks of it, Kris could afford it. I thought it was very disrespectful to the industry. That is not the only stupid thing he has said-i.e.”Adam Deserves THis”. But, unfortunately or fortunately, the media doesn’t really care what he says unless it involves Adam. But, hey! that is my opinion and I am entitled to it!

  167. deleted because it seems we’ve moved on while I was typing…YEAH!

  168. brian_mansfield American Idol season 9 elimination song: Will Young’s “Leave Right Now”: http://bit.ly/aJOl9c

    I just listened to Leave Right Now, it sucks. I think it probably is only for the semifinals though, like hollywoods not america.

  169. There are other choices besides either “Just being honest” and “being full of s**t””

    Yes, there’s the option of just being honest without having to ridicule someone. I don’t think that being entitled to an opinion means that Adam should get a pass if his opinion is stated in a petty and belittling way about someone who’s never said word one about him. And if he does do that, he shouldn’t get defensive over the blowback. Other people are entitled to their opinions about what he said too.

  170. What does this mean, “leading up to the show”? If he said “at the show”, I would’ve squeed about new songs being unveiled, but leading up to the show??!! What could it MEAN!? Or am I just reading into the “leading up” part, and he really means the show?

    I’m confused too..I first thought he meant at the show but I dont know why he wouldnt just say “at the show”. Hmm intrigued.

    Am I the only one that thinks the title of the new boot song is,um, kinda blunt? LOL I’m not crazy about it but meh. If this was just for the semis wouldnt they just say that? Will has been with 19 for a long time so I’m not shocked.

  171. mmb:
    02/25/2010 at 4:30 pm
    brian_mansfield American Idol season 9 elimination song: Will Young’s “Leave Right Now”: http://bit.ly/aJOl9c

    Odd choice. Is Will still going strong in the UK?

  172. I just listened to Leave Right Now, it sucks. I think it probably is only for the semifinals though, like hollywoods not america.

    Someone have an account over on IdolChatter who can ask Brian this clarifying question? I hope we have a different boot song for the finals as well. Nice scoop for Brian, btw.

  173. from http://content.usatoday.com/communities/….dol-favorites/1

    from http://www.ksdk.com/news/watercooler/story.aspx?storyid=196682&catid=71

    Adam Lambert names his ‘American Idol’ favorites

    USA TODAY — The American Idol judges may have not been kind to Todrick Hall last night, but Adam Lambert’s a fan. He tweeted after the show last night:

    Toddricks def gonna surprise us!! Mad talent!! Def the full package. Casey is def the real deal. authentic. Andrew Garcia’s too.

    And speaking of Lambert, wrestler Chris Jericho tweets:

    Such an uninspired first round of American Idol. Not one of the top 24 blew me away and Ellen sucks. Where’s Adam Lambert when u need em??…

  174. Is “Leave Right Now” the “Bad Day”/”Home” elimination song or the runner-up one they just use in the semifinals? I remember hearing a lot about “Hollywood’s Not America” only for it to get replaced once it was down to the Top 12.

  175. I don’t think that being entitled to an opinion means that Adam should get a pass if his opinion is stated in a petty and belittling way to someone who’s never said word one about him.

    I absolutely agree with this… but we’ll never be 100% sure WHAT was said or how it was said. Right now he is saying he was misquoted. I’m going with that since I believe that he has many faults like the rest of us, but he’s never been shown to be a liar.

  176. I have to disagree. I thought him saying he thought it was stupid to pay to go to the grammys was not very smart.

    alaadam, he was not nominated and was not seeing the use to be there. He was at the pre-party to meet people and that was appropriate to do some PR work. So for him it would have been stupid to pay this money to attend. It’s not disrespecful of anybody who would have a purpose to attend. He just didn’t see the use for him.

  177. mmb:
    02/25/2010 at 4:30 pm
    brian_mansfield American Idol season 9 elimination song: Will Young’s “Leave Right Now”: http://bit.ly/aJOl9c

    One question, why didn’t they use one of the former winners to record a song for American Idol, like David Cook. I just listened to the song, not really a fan of this singer. They could have done better than this.

  178. tiger92, I rue the day someone taught you how to use google alerts lol.

  179. o for him it would have been stupid to pay this money to attend. It’s not disrespecful of anybody who would have a purpose to attend. He just didn’t see the use for him.

    In my mind you are right, it wasn’t disrespectful…but still not a smart thing to say.

  180. One question, why didn’t they use one of the former winners to record a song for American Idol, like David Cook. I just listened to the song, not really a fan of this singer. They could have done better than this.

    He’s signed to 19 so there you so. It was going to be somebody from their camp, so it looks like this guy drew the magic straw. At least for the semis!

  181. gangreen29:
    02/25/2010 at 4:40 pm
    tiger92, I rue the day someone taught you how to use google alerts lol.

    Very funny. But, I don’t use google alerts. Sorry to disappoint you. :)

    michcoll @adamlambert I want to live in a world where you don’t need to use asterisks in the word “shit.”
    38 minutes ago via web in reply to adamlambert

    LOL!

    Looks like Adam has sold out his second concert in Canada! Tickets went on sale at 10:00. By 10:30, only single tickets were left and they were completely sold out in a short time!

  182. Kris’s Adam deserves this got me through the after-finale lol ;)
    But,I agree with mtlfan I don’t think the Grammy thing is stupid.He’s stating his opinion..just…like..Adam…

    And who’s will young? I’ve never heard of him…o_0

  183. Re boot song, do they always use a different song for top 24 than top 12? i don’t remember what happened in season 4,5,6 or 7. and of course last year there was no top 36 boot song.

  184. And who’s will young? I’ve never heard of him…o_0

    Probably why they chose him… Maybe they are marketing him in the US?

  185. Now if that’s not what you meant to say, I’m sorry. But you don’t owe me any apologies. :)

    Oh ok woo…See now I mis understood your post. :-) Glad we’re good!

  186. I just listened to Leave Right Now, it sucks. I think it probably is only for the semifinals though, like hollywoods not america.

    Agreed about the sucking, so hope that use another song for the rest of the show.

    And dude, that title is beyond harsh. What happened to the nice “home” in the title songs?

  187. In my mind you are right, it wasn’t disrespectful…but still not a smart thing to say.

    koshka, ok true he could have been more diplomatic

  188. __KOKE @adamlambert @AnoopDoggDesai on Adam Lambert: “He’s also one of the most honest people & it’s so NICE to have someone unfiltered like that.”

    sweet
    IDK if that’s recent

  189. “Looks like Adam has sold out his second concert in Canada! Tickets went on sale at 10:00. By 10:30, only single tickets were left and they were completely sold out in a short time!”

    Canada sure love Adam. Florida loves you too Adam! Come on down to Tampa. You could easily sell out a 3k venue here!

  190. Jason Castro did a cover of Southern Accent – it really highlighted his middle and lower register. The first line of the song is funny (I had never heard the song before), but the rest of the lyrics are rather touching and serious. He does a lovely version.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiNaBglOkwY&feature=channel

    He will be in the Philippines in March for several shows.

  191. It’s not hard to avoid controversy, when you never really say anything.

    In fact, this is pretty much the *only* way to avoid controversy, I find, lol. Things we say with the most innocent of intentions turn out to raise hackles in the most amazing ways, all the time. And for somebody as talkative as Adam — well, he’d just better get used to that, I’m thinking.

  192. I never even new Kelly came from AI and never heard of Clay or Carrie.

    You had never heard of Carrie Underwood?!?

  193. I am still excited that Adam will be doing Master Plan at the Fantasy Springs Concert. I really hope someone gets a really good video of this song. I really would love him to do Master Plan on Leno right in front of Palin. Now that would be priceless! :-)

  194. He’s signed to 19 so there you so. It was going to be somebody from their camp, so it looks like this guy drew the magic straw. At least for the semis!

    AI use an 19 artist? The hell you say! I mean, who saw that one coming?

    And boo. My pissy mood from yesterday continues, and for the same reason, and not even a mitigating of a new Project Runway to look forward to. Plus I think I might have finally burnt out on watching the last one. And I don’t care enough about this crop of female figure skters to watch that tonight.

    Thank goodness for Kris’s doing Let It Be tonight, and hearing Allison do Scars –and as her new single, yay! They are my bright TV and AI spots right now. Which is a very sad thing, given how short they will be. Definitely a reading night.

  195. You had never heard of Carrie Underwood?!?
    Sorry, not a country girl :(

  196. You had never heard of Carrie Underwood?!?

    Heh. Does anybody remember a recurring comedy sketch – can’t remember where it is from – where someone says with vaguely eastern European accent “I laugh at you!”.. or something like that. I think they have their pinky in their mouth when they say it? Anyway, that’s all I could think of when I was reading that post. I’m weird. LOL.

    ETA: I don’t mean gangreen’s post, I meant your post LMAO. No offense meant.

  197. You had never heard of Carrie Underwood?!?

    Couple I know are big country listeners. They have a hard time remembering her name. Recognize her face, but that’s about it. Even know some of her songs, but just don’t really match the songs up to her. And this is in her home state. It happens.

  198. Wellhesback, thank you! That iGuide music story has this quote:

    Cook fans at Morongo Casino Resort and Spa in Cabazon on Saturday will be test subjects for at least one of the songs Cook has been working on for the new album.

    I wonder if this is one of the “surprises” from David’s tweet? I know Twitter was full of requests for a sample from the new album even before he tweeted about surprises…and David is a such a big tease.

    Grateful for cellcasts, and fans who have become so tech savy, with videos, mp3’s and mp4’s almost immediately after each show!

  199. *

    Couple I know are big country listeners. They have a hard time remembering her name. Recognize her face, but that’s about it. Even know some of her songs, but just don’t really match the songs up to her. And this is in her home state. It happens.

    I mean I know it can happen, I knew a guy in college who had no idea who Michael Jordin or Britney Spears were, doesn’t make it any less surprising. I always find it interesting when something that seems so ingrained in our culture to me is something that isn’t even on others radar screen.

  200. You had never heard of Carrie Underwood?!?

    Hey, I’ve never heard a Carrie Underwood song, except here and only one all the way through. That would be the YouTube of the pop version of Cowboy Casanova. I don’t like country music, and when I do listen to the radio, it’s not the kind of stations that would play her pop crossover stuff. For which I am truly thankful.

    And if I didn’t care about Idol, I can see that I wouldn’t know, or care, about her. As it is, I just don’t care about her.

  201. aa618892 – I’ll go with you to the Tampa concert ;)

    Just previewed that song on Itunes. Yuck, that song is terrible and that guy can’t sing. I hope that wasn’t too douchey of me.

    I hope there is a better boot song for Top 12.

  202. dhunken:
    02/25/2010 at 5:06 pm
    I am still excited that Adam will be doing Master Plan at the Fantasy Springs Concert. I really hope someone gets a really good video of this song.

    dhunken – i just got here, busy working – how do you know that? Is there a set list somewhere?

  203. I am still excited that Adam will be doing Master Plan at the Fantasy Springs Concert. I really hope someone gets a really good video of this song. I really would love him to do Master Plan on Leno right in front of Palin. Now that would be priceless! :-)

    I am also super excited about Master Plan. The only think that would be betterer is PUU…

  204. dhunken – i just got here, busy working – how do you know that? Is there a set list somewhere?

    One of Adams peeps twittered out something that looked like a set list. New songs were loaded smile and Master Plan. Not sure if Broken Open was in there…

  205. Hey, I’ve never heard a Carrie Underwood song, except here and only one all the way through. That would be the YouTube of the pop version of Cowboy Casanova. I don’t like country music, and when I do listen to the radio, it’s not the kind of stations that would play her pop crossover stuff. For which I am truly thankful.

    Truthiness, I am calling bullshit on this one lol. You hadn’t heard her song on any of the awards shows she has been on? What about when she was returning to sing on idol? That seems more like you purposely avoided her than not ever coming upon her singing.

  206. Hey, I’ve never heard a Carrie Underwood song, except here and only one all the way through.

    I’ve heard a couple of her songs, but on a pop station. As for Cook and Archie, I don’t even know what their songs sound like. I have never heard them played here. Even Jordan Sparks I only just heard this year (S.O.S.? That is her, right?) and I assumed it was someone else. Honestly, I bet a large number of people have no clue who most of these people are.

  207. The VERY BEST article I have seen written about Adam and SuBo! It is worth a read whether you think he slammed her or you didn’t!

    http://hubpages.com/hub/adam-lambert-just-another-duck-tabloid-celebrity-shooting-gallery

    My Favorite part of the article is the last couple of paragraphs.

    “Does he care? Is he afraid of the possible injury? Highly doubtful. I suspect for Adam Lambert the shooting gallery experience, at least up till now, is more of the proverbial water-rolling-off-a-duck’s-back variety. Especially when he looks at his bank account. That makes for a very effective bullet proof vest.

    But one thing’s for certain. This latest non-issue-turned-global-tabloid-fodder is evidence that Adam Lambert has reached a level of megastar status that ensures those pellets from those guns in that shooting gallery are ALL aimed squarely at his leather and lace clad persona, and likely will remain cocked and ready to fire for a long while to come.

    Will he be able to withstand the caliber of artillery that will eventually be fired at him in this game? My bet’s on him. “

  208. I’ve heard a couple of her songs, but on a pop station. As for Cook and Archie, I don’t even know what their songs sound like. I have never heard them played here. Even Jordan Sparks I only just heard this year (S.O.S.? That is her, right?) and I assumed it was someone else. Honestly, I bet a large number of people have no clue who most of these people are.

    I don’t know….maybe the over 40 set but I am 22 and I can’t imagine too many people my age haven’t heard no air or before he cheats. Those are two songs that seeped into the wider pop culture landscape, unlike the Davids who have had hits but not as wide reaching beyond pop radio.

  209. Also, I don’t mean disrespect to anybody with what I have been saying, I am just genuinely amazed people haven’t heard of Carrie and I find it interesting.

  210. One of Adams peeps twittered out something that looked like a set list. New songs were loaded smile and Master Plan. Not sure if Broken Open was in there…

    thanks Saga and dhunken for looking. I am going Sat to the FS concert and I am super exited, and also feel like I am “cheating” on David Cook… :(

  211. I think Lambert is a mega-celebrity at this point, not a mega-star. JMHO

  212. This latest non-issue-turned-global-tabloid-fodder is evidence that Adam Lambert has reached a level of megastar status

    Ehhhh, Speidi are global tabloid fodder and I wouldn’t consider them megastars

  213. Um, not forty, not close. Thanks though. I know a lot of teens and 20 somethings, and they don’t know who the David’s or most of the AI people are. Carrie many know cause, well this is Oklahoma, but it’s more the 30 somethings that know her. Sorry, but it’s silly to assume it’s an age thing. More likely to be a regional thing.

  214. gangreen29:
    02/25/2010 at 5:34 pm

    Also, I don’t mean disrespect to anybody with what I have been saying, I am just genuinely amazed people haven’t heard of Carrie and I find it interesting.

    I have to agree beside Kelly Carrie is by far the most well known IMHO. Hey she had a Christmas special and has been on practically every music award show and has won a bunch of awards. I can possibly believe that maybe one would not know she was from American Idol but not to have heard about her even in passing strange but not out of the questions. I would say that Kelly, Carrie, Jennifer Hudson and possible Adam would be the ones that would be known outside of Idol in one aspect or another. Hey but there are people who don’t even know who the president is so there you go. :-)

  215. thanks Saga and dhunken for looking. I am going Sat to the FS concert and I am super exited, and also feel like I am “cheating” on David Cook… :(

    Hope you have a great time! I am super envious! I am sure both Cook and Adam will kill at their concerts!

    And again, Master Plan is going to be a treat, I don’t like a Loaded Smile though, think it’s a sentimental crap song.

  216. When that list of songs was tweeted, Adam’s band was doing something in the studio. I think the assumption is that it’s the set list for FS but it could be what they were working on, like backing tracks for promo? Although they probably wouldn’t need that many songs, so who knows. If it’s the set list, I’m super excited to hear Master Plan, well the You Tube of it of course.

    It probably is the set list from rehearsal though.

    Tommy’s tweeting something about a rumor, but who knows what he’s talking about. Maybe the rumor that only Monte and LP are going overseas. Who knows.

    Twitter is the devil sometimes.

  217. I don’t know….maybe the over 40 set but I am 22 and I can’t imagine too many people my age haven’t heard no air or before he cheats.

    Well I’ll give you No Air, but Before He Cheats? I don’t think it achieved the same level of saturation. Well not for me and the radio I listen to, or the people I know. I hadn’t heard it before just now, when I just YouTubed it to hear it. Well the beginning, like the rest of Carrie’s songs that I’ve heard here, I have to back out very quickly, because ick.

    Oh and I’m not in the over 40 set.

    ETA: I mean I’ve heard of it from here, when talking about Carrie, but before that? Nope. And yeah, never heard the song before just now. But I REALLY don’t like the vast majority of country. I like some traditional stuff, like that found on the O’ Brother Where Art Thou, some Patsy and Hank Williams Sr., but that’s about it.

  218. I would think Kelly, Carrie, Daughtry or JHud would be fairly well known to a general audience.

    I would think Clay and Jordin should have pretty good name recognition too.

    After that, all bets are off to me.

    But aws long as they keep selling record, it doesn’t matter!

  219. I don’t like a Loaded Smile though, think it’s a sentimental crap song.

    LOL – I am not too keen on it either, but Adam can sing the phone book and I will listen.

    on The Carrie debate, in my circle of friends there are maybe 2 peolple who know her or about her, the rest, about 25 people, are clueless.

  220. Also, I don’t mean disrespect to anybody with what I have been saying, I am just genuinely amazed people haven’t heard of Carrie and I find it interesting.

    On a good note, when I looked her up I have heard her song about some key and a guys truck. Just never new she sang it. Hope this makes you happy. BTW I’m not that much older than you. Just a city girl.:)

  221. all this about dear susan boyle is making me laugh. I am a really big susan boyle fan, I love her, she is a sweet lady with a wonderfull smile. but I have no problem with what adam said about her music, if he said it or something like that. susan got a really nice voice I think, but the music simon got for her and made her sing was not great, I mean Daydream Believer was just bad, uf. I see it like this, adam was not criticizing susan but actually criticizing simon cowell. adam did not come up with something like the hairy angel or other stuff about her look like so many has done. he did not criticize her person, just what the people around susan boyle made her sing. I really think this makes a big different and therefor I just find all this a bit funny and nothing to worry about

  222. Well I’ll give you No Air, but Before He Cheats? I don’t think it achieved the same level of saturation.

    Before He cheats is the 4th best selling country song of all time and the 4th longest charting single in the history of the Hot 100. It was the #1 country song for 5 weeks, and also charted up to 9 on Pop and 6 on HAC.

  223. I can’t edit when I’m posting from my phone. Anyone else have that problem?

  224. ainow See the cover artwork for @AllisonIraheta new single – Scars – right now at http://tinyurl.com/y8tvpw7

    this is a GREAT cover!! she looks amazing on it. Seems to me it is so the right vibe for her

  225. This is pretty shallow.. but for as much as I like Scars, I do no like the graphic treatment they decided on for Allison. It reminds me of poorly done 80s graphic work.

  226. I work in a hospital…know many many people. Hardly anyone has heard of Carrie…or Kelly….maybe a little about Adam. In general people don’t either care about music or don’t care about American Idol …it’s really amazing. But I guess they have their own problems to think about. Not the music industry. IMO they don’t know what they are missing. Yet everyone of my gay friends knows the name of every idol. They are much more into pop culture yet, like myself, can read the Wall Street Journal as a flip! Of course, I’m a freak and I embrace it.

  227. I work in a hospital…know many many people. Hardly anyone has heard of Carrie…or Kelly….maybe a little about Adam. In general people don’t either care about music or don’t care about American Idol

    That is one group of people I would believe didn’t know anything about pop culture. The kid I knew in college who didn’t know who britney spears was is now in his first year at Baylor Med school lol.

  228. It also kinda depends on where you are in life too. Just a few years ago when my DD was an infant I never had time to listen to music. It was enough for me to just keep her clean and fed. Now that she is older I have some time to indulge. I fell back in love with music about 2 years ago and found that there were a whole host of new artist I never heard of and the industry had taken in interesting turn. I never heard most of Jordin’s songs on the radio, although I knew who she was from watching AI. I’m sure if I never watched AI, I too would not know who Jordin, Carrie, Fantasia, David C are. Where I live (more Urban top 40), other than Jordin, these artist are just not played.

  229. I would think Kelly, Carrie, Daughtry or JHud would be fairly well known to a general audience.
    I would think Clay and Jordin should have pretty good name recognition too.

    I can’t believe people don’t know Carrie.I think unless they’re living under a rock EVERYBODY knows about these and more idol alumni

    Thanks koshka

  230. saga:
    02/25/2010 at 5:58 pm
    Scars as a single is totally whacked. Not looking good for Allison.

    Really? I very much like it… although it kinda goes against their poorly packaged image they are crafting around her. Then again, her branding is really whacked, so nothing should be a surprise.

    BTW – is Scars a P!nk song? Sounds like it to me.

  231. I do tinawina..
    I think it depends -my mom’s a doctor an she knows about all of these people (maybe that has something to do with my obsession)

    Sorry if my last post was offensive-I was just surprised :)

  232. @luv… I guess not!
    I do get the phase of life argument though. If you are not paying much attention to pop culture or music, you won’t know about them.

  233. Before He cheats is the 4th best selling country song of all time and the 4th longest charting single in the history of the Hot 100. It was the #1 country song for 5 weeks, and also charted up to 9 on Pop and 6 on HAC.

    Okay, but avoiding country music is pretty darn easy in my neck of the woods, for which I am truly thankful. As for it’s HAC and pop stuff, okay, but I still think it’s possible to miss it. And my point about it in regards to No Air, is that I think that No Air achieved more popular culture saturation. After all, No Air sold more, and achieved higher chart position than Before He Cheats. And it was on things like SYTCD in a very popular dance, and was on TV shows, recently Glee. So I’m just saying that in terms of avoiding it, or just not catching it, that No Air had higher saturation in popular culture than Before He Cheats did.

    Just my opinion. Clearly we disagree, that’s cool. I’ve just never been subjected to the song before now, and while I am not fan, couldn’t say that I could avoid No Air.

  234. Just my opinion. Clearly we disagree, that’s cool. I’ve just never been subjected to the song before now, and while I am not fan, couldn’t say that I could avoid No Air.

    Yup its cool, and I do see what your saying about No Air being on SYTYCD and everything else, I just get a little defensive about Carrie sometimes!

  235. Okay, but avoiding country music is pretty darn easy in my neck of the woods, for which I am truly thankful.

    That makes two of us. :) As an added bonus there are preset buttons on my radio if any instance of country seeps onto my top 40 there is a remedy. So for instance, I’ve never heard the entire song of Lady A. I have auto reflex to change the station. Its not even a conscious effort anymore.

  236. Well I’ll give you No Air, but Before He Cheats? I don’t think it achieved the same level of saturation.

    No Air, Before He Cheats, Since U Been Gone– everyone I know knows those songs, whether or not they’re aware who the singer behind them are. Further down, I think quite a lot of people know Home… Beyond that, all the other Idol singles, even really successful ones like Crush or that first Elliott single were hits, but not ubiquitous like those top 3, maybe 4.

  237. luvadamlambert:
    02/25/2010 at 6:13 pm
    I really like will young

    And,I really like the scars cover

    yeah the scars cover is fine. I think it is just the treatment used on mostly everything else. They pulled the same look and feel into her vid. Which is horrid. That is tough for me to say since I really like Allison. I finally bought her album from the itunes sale. I really hope she continues on.

  238. That makes two of us. As an added bonus there are preset buttons on my radio if any instance of country seeps onto my top 40 there is a remedy. So for instance, I’ve never heard the entire song of Lady A. I have auto reflex to change the station. Its not even a conscious effort anymore.

    exactly. So if there is some country song that does manage to taint my airwaves, relief is a just a button push away. Phew!

    Now avoiding rap and hip hop music, is much harder. I only like a very little of it, but there is so much of it and it seems to be everywhere. blech.

  239. I just get a little defensive about Carrie sometimes!

    I hear ya, I understand completely. I have been known to get that way myself a few times. ;) And I do know that the song was a bona fide hit, and I respect Carrie’s achievments and successes, and hope she has many more of both, in the years to come.

  240. When I read your comments here, you all make me feel sooo much better. I keep thinking, “yeah me too” on so many comments. I can identify with a lot of them. I had a pretty crappy day today. So thank you all!!!! Mostly for having the same Idol Obsessions I have, since my coworkers are totally clueless (Earlier I wrote circle of friends, meant circle of coworkers), and I too work for a hospital, where really the daily important things are not the idols, but the patients…..

  241. I’ve felt for a while now Carries popularity went beyond country. Country might be where she’s best known and is a bigger star in country, but wow. She’s been on EVERY award show performing and not just country, she was on SNL twice, everytime I look at magazine covers, major magazines she’s often on the cover, she’s had multiple major endorsements where her face was everywhere, not to mention she’s been back on AI every season. She’s not a worldwide star or anything but I think out of everyone who’s came from AI I’ve always just assumed her and Kelly are the biggest household names, probably J. Hud too.

  242. I can’t believe people don’t know Carrie.I think unless they’re living under a rock EVERYBODY knows about these and more idol alumni

    It’s really easier than it may seem. I don’t listen to radio, haven’t for years, that eliminates Pop music. I own a lot of music that I enjoy, and find more from recommendations, and that’s what I listen to – but Country Music has never been on my radar at all. The radio in the car is pre-set to Classic Rock, with a Jazz back up.

    I found out about Carrie and the other past contestants from boards, after encountering American Idol in Season7 (writers strike) , but they are still not the kind of music I will listen to or buy.

    And I’m not the only person I know who was completely unaware of any of this, although it’s all quite fascinating.

  243. It’s really easier than it may seem. I don’t listen to radio, haven’t for years

    my teens don’t listen to radio much either, they get a lot of their music from MySpace, Facebook or ITunes adds. My husband only listens to alternative and classic rock, If it weren’t for my Idols obsessions, they wouldn’t know Carrie, David, Adam or Kris, etc.
    We usually avoid awards shows – snooze boring…. zzz

  244. I think it’s fair to say that when someone is well known enough to have a Christmas special on a network and it fares pretty well in the ratings, the fact that you don’t know them is, well, that has to do with the fact that you are a bit out of touch with pop culture (or at least, a rather huge swath of it). In other words, it’s not them, it’s you. It’s not that they are not popular enough; it’s just that you are living under the proverbial rock. Not that that’s a bad thing. Because, honestly, it’s not like there’s any intrinsic or redeeming value involved in religiously watching E! or reading US Magazine.

    But as a devotee of crap like that, I can proudly say that although I never listen to country (and generally actively avoid it) and didn’t watch American Idol from S2 to S6, I watched and read enough mindless crap to have seen Carrie on a bunch of magazine covers, saw her on non-country only awards shows numerous times and related red carpet pics in magazines and websites, heard Before She Cheats, etc. — even before I began watching AI in S7 (thank you, writers’ strike).

  245. check this recent tweet from one of the aid workers who met Kris in Haiti…

    aidwkr

    @KrisAllen Hey Kris was in the baby tent today and one of the mothers asked where you were – she wanted to hear you sing again .
    about 1 hours ago via web in reply to KrisAllen

  246. Oh I totally get people not knowing who the majority of Idol people are. Most people don’t even watch the show! Its just with Carrie, I thought she was in Faith Hill or Keith Urban catergory. I couldn’t name one of their songs but I know they are both big country stars.That’s all. But I totally get what you are saying.

  247. Keel you are quite right, I ‘am’ out of touch with a huge chunk of popular culture, on purpose – because it was all under a different rock, or in a Bubble ;) that I had no interest in. I did find out about the Christmas special from the DC boards, and once I figured out what channel it was on, I did watch it. But award shows where I care nothing about the nominees, or web stories covering the same? Your point is valid there too.

    Also thanking the Writers Strike – which indirectly, or directly, led to an interest in a singer of the kind of music I do like – and also into this interesting World in a Different Bubble.

  248. Well I wasn’t talking Carrie’s saturation in terms of shows, and specials or what have you. I’m saying that I didn’t think that Carrie’s song of Before He Cheats had achieved the kind of popular culture saturation that No Air had. So I personally did miss the song until just today, and no, I don’t think it was that hard or weird to do.

    And Carrie has yet to be on a magazine I buy or care about, or that is at the checkout lane at my grocery stores. I mean, everything I know (and wanted to forget) about Speidi, I learned from my time waiting to buy groceries. And the award shows I watch are the Oscars and the Golden Globes, sometimes the Emmys. And the award shows I’ve watched, have never had Carrie performing Before He Cheats on them. As for an xmas special? Unless it involves animatronic reindeer; snowmen that are frosty or elves wanting to be dentists, I don’t know or care. And miss Carrie’s special once, you miss it. Whereas real cultural saturation means that I’ll never have to worry that neither me, nor any of my kin, will ever miss the land of misfit toys, Bumbles, or Yukon Cornelius, ever again!

  249. I dunno. I don’t think Carrie’s level of fame is a anything to get upset about. Its just fun to talk about. :)

  250. Cool Kris Album is #5 on the Itunes pop charts and Adam’s is #10 This is pop not overall charts.

  251. Keel:
    02/25/2010 at 7:35 pm
    I think it’s fair to say that when someone is well known enough to have a Christmas special on a network and it fares pretty well in the ratings, the fact that you don’t know them is, well, that has to do with the fact that you are a bit out of touch with pop culture (or at least, a rather huge swath of it). In other words, it’s not them, it’s you. It’s not that they are not popular enough; it’s just that you are living under the proverbial rock. Not that that’s a bad thing.

    Clay Aiken had a Christmas special on network tv. Just sayin’. :)

  252. http://i48.tinypic.com/23uve4x.jpg

    The only way I’m watching you is if fireworks shoot out of your guitar…and I’m sure that’s too “out of your character” for Gina, ugh. …

    ^Text fail from the same friend of Kris’s who said on Twitter yesterday that if he won the lottery, he’d buy 19 and overhaul the PR department. Wrong buttons were hit and the message briefly went out on Twitter instead. You can see the fallout with a search of his username, if you don’t want to take the screencap at face value. The “Gina” mentioned would be Gina Orr, a VP of Publicity at 19 who has been doing PR for Kris and Allison. http://twitter.com/ginaorr

  253. ok everyone can settle down! Kris is playing WWFM RIGHT NOW on his KBIG dj stint

  254. Here are some pictures of Danny from CRS luncheon today where he performed. Alan Jackson also performed at this event.

    http://www.cmt.com/pictures/sony-bmg-luncheon-at-crs-2010/1632676/4646835/photo.jhtml

    Great pics. This is the first time Danny has performed with his larger, non-acoustic band. Would really be curious how it sounded. I guess it went great, there were numerous positive tweets from industry people who were there.

    GACtv twitter said

    @dannygokey you sounded awesome today at the CRS performance! “I Will Not Say Goodbye” blew us away… pics coming soon for everyone!
    about 6 hours ago via web
    Retweeted by 6 people

    Also just saw that Danny has another performance mapped out for June. This one is at the BamaJam 3-day festival in early June (Alabama, of course).
    Other acts who will be there include Kenny Chesney, Hank Williams Jr., Zac Brown Band, Miranda Lambert, and Jake Owen.

    http://gotcountry.blogspot.com/2010/02/bamajam-adds-additional-acts-to-this.html

  255. Carrie performed tonight on the annual Sony boat show that goes on for the Country Radio Seminar where country DJs converge on Nashville and get catered to by the labels. All the labels do showcases and the boat show is the big event Sony Nashville does. Tonight’s performances include Sara Evans, new artist Josh Thompson, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Miranda Lambert, Carrie, and Brooks & Dunn. In a fulfillment of one of my big wishes Carrie dueted with Miranda Lambert!! They did CCR’s Travelin Band and here are some the reactions from those in attendance:

    http://twitter.com/Elissahost/status/9657925914

    carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert kicked the sh@t outta CCR on the bna boat cruise…i love my job!!!!

    http://twitter.com/TonyThomas/status/9657854782

    Carrie Underwood (in miniskirt & thigh-high black leather boots) joins Miranda Lambert 4 CCR’s “Travelin’ Band.” Smokin’! #CRS #nashville

    http://twitter.com/jordynshellhart/status/9657949682

    Who would have expected to see Carrie and Miranda kill CCR?? Not me. My mind is blown.

    According to Tony Thomas’s other tweets Carrie then performed Temporary Home and Undo It, and got a plaque for having achieved 20 million digital transactions. I don’t know if that’s just single downloads or a combination of singles, albums, and videos downloaded. I’m sure it’s mostly singles and whatever it represents it’s very impressive number IMO.

    http://twitter.com/TonyThomas/status/9658120542

    Now Carrie Underwood w/ her band to sing “Temporary Home.” Sony boat show #CRS #nashville

    http://twitter.com/TonyThomas/status/9658509059

    Carrie Underwood rocks “Undo It,” then gets presented a plaque for “20 million digital transactions.” #CRS #nashville

    In another annual tradition there’s a surprise special guest at the show and this year it’s Bryan Adams. He sang with Brooks & Dunn doing Summer Of ’69, then did an acoustic Run To You, and now he’s out with Brad Paisley doing Cuts Like A Knife. Edit: Now he’s singing It’s Only Love with Carrie!!

    http://twitter.com/TonyThomas/status/9660167678

    Sony boat show. Bryan Adams brings Carrie Underwood on-stage to sing “a song I did with Tina Turner.” A rockin’ “It’s Only Love.” #CRS # …

    One other Carrie note. I thought this was pretty funny:

    http://twitter.com/stephnthecity/status/9658622838

    Carrie Underwood just let skip bishop try on her ring afte pulling up her “self proclaimed hooker boots”

    People seem very amused by Carrie’s description of her footwear ;) Skip Bishop is Sony Nashville’s head of promotions. Here’s a pic of Carrie performing:

    http://ping.fm/p/BPlX0

    Brad Paisley also tweeted a picture of Carrie and Miranda singing together saying:

    At a show right now in Nashville. Look closely, that’s Carrie Underwood and @Miranda_Lambert singing together. Wow.

    http://twitpic.com/15d7b4

  256. girlygirl:
    02/25/2010 at 10:23 pm

    ok everyone can settle down! Kris is playing WWFM RIGHT NOW on his KBIG dj stint

    Oh thank god that “Gate” can be put to rest now!

  257. GAC has posted pics from the CRS 2010 events today, there are several of Danny. GAC also did a nice profile of Danny tonight on Headline Country, and Danny will be a guest on GAC’s Top 20 countdown show tomorrow night. :)

    http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_artists_a-z/article/0,3028,GAC_26071_6024911_27,00.html

    Danny’s official website also has begun to add dates for the Sugarland tour. There are two new ones I hadn’t seen before, in Cheyenne WY July 30th and Atlanta area, August 5th. That’s approaching 20 total dates from May into at least August.

    He also has a new concert date being listed for April 2nd, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin, NC.

  258. Windmills, that sounds great, I can’t wait to hear her with Miranda and Bryan Adams!

  259. Kris tweeted…

    KrisAllen

    Thanks for all the love about the performance tonight. Please everyone go to iTunes and purchase the song for Haiti.
    21 minutes ago via Echofon

  260. Windmills, that sounds great, I can’t wait to hear her with Miranda and Bryan Adams!

    There’s no guarantees we’ll get video but I’m hoping we do, especially for the duet with Miranda. Last year I think we got some LQ video from the boat show when Carrie and Martina sang with Peter Frampton, and there was also some video of Brad’s performances IIRC. It depends on whether any DJs took some bootleg video! I’d really love for Carrie and Miranda to work together. Miranda’s such a great songwriter and I think Carrie’d learn something from having to rise to the occasion of writing with her. I think they’d come up with something raucous and funny. They’ve both said they’d like to tour together which would be pretty awesome too.

    By the way according to Tony Thomas Kellie Pickler performed Loretta Lynn’s You Ain’t Woman Enough To Take My Man and then her next single Makin Me Fall In Love Again. Love the Loretta song, not crazy about the single choice. She was also presented a plaque for 1 million sales for Best Days Of Your Life (that’s the Last Christmas ripoff she cowrote with Taylor Swift, but congratulations Kellie on the sales). Here are the tweets:

    http://twitter.com/TonyThomas/status/9656196711
    http://twitter.com/TonyThomas/status/9656355266
    http://twitter.com/TonyThomas/status/9656524462

  261. ok everyone can settle down! Kris is playing WWFM RIGHT NOW on his KBIG dj stint

    I really don’t think anyone ever cared, or at least that was my impression. To me, it was just an observation that he hadn’t played it the first few days of his dj gig. I don’t think anything Kris does ever turns into a gate. At least I can’t think of one gate that has been connected to Kris.

    By the way, I also don’t that many people really cared that Kris didn’t go to Adam’s birthday party. That too was just an observation.

    Kris is getting a lot of exposure now. He just appeared on AI and his Ford commercial is getting aired every week during the show. It seems to be getting a good boost on ITUNES because of it.

  262. @KrisAllen Hey Kris was in the baby tent today and one of the mothers asked where you were – she wanted to hear you sing again .

    Awww!

  263. AI Now is posting that Danny will be on AI9 next Thursday. If true, no surprise as Danny’s new drummer blurted it out on twitter a week or two ago, lol.
    .

    Danny at CRS 2010 today with Alan Jackson and Brooks & Dunn.

    http://img.gactv.com/GAC/2010/02/25/brooksanddunnalanjacksondannygokey1_crs2010_h_j.jpg

    Aww. Still thinking it was very nice of Kix Brooks to say the positive things he did about Danny last weekend when Danny’s single My Best Days debuted on the country top 40 show Kix hosts.

  264. Oh, I forgot. Gokey fans: RCA Nashville had an ad for his single in a breaking news edition of Country Aircheck announcing the final stop of the Brooks & Dunn Last Rodeo tour. I can’t link because it was in an email but the text says MBD had 7 new adds this week and lists the stations. Usually ads like this are a sign the label’s trying to get more airplay for the single. Like I’ve been saying it’s been pretty clear that MBD isn’t going to take off on its own and would need a label push. I’ve also said IMO the label’s hoping that good 1st week album numbers will help push airplay because if they’d thought the single was going to hit on its own they would’ve pushed back the album release.

    Separately there’s also a media release that went out confirming Danny’ll be performing on the AI results show next Thursday March 4th. Here’s part of it:

    Millions of viewers got to know Danny Gokey as a finalist on Season Eight of American Idol, and next week, he’ll not only celebrate the March 2 release of his debut album, My Best Days, but also a return to the Idol stage on March 4 for a performance of his feel-good single, “My Best Days Are Ahead of Me.”

    Currently, “My Best Days Are Ahead of Me” is climbing the country airplay Top 40, and fans anxious to hear more of Danny’s new music have an exclusive chance to preview his album online now on the Rhapsody player at CMT.com.

    Gokey’s American Idol performance is one part of a cross-country album release week filled with media and personal appearances beginning Monday in Washington, D.C., and rolling through Atlanta, San Jose, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis, before visiting Danny’s Milwaukee hometown on Saturday.

    Well timed gig. I haven’t listened to the album yet but haven’t been impressed by many of the songs that made it. Several of the songs have been around Nashville for years and turned down by other acts (for good reason IMHO). But I think my tip about I Will Not Say Goodbye being a Chuck Cannon/Lari White song was correct after all? Vicky McGehee is also a writer on that one.

  265. I’ll differ with you on the opinion of some of the songs, of course. I think they suit Danny very well and he sings the heck out of them.
    But I did hear an interviewer talking with Danny this week who did refer to Chuck / Lari as songwriters for IWNSG. I also saw the ads in the Country Aircheck emails. I took it as their looking to leverage the timing this week with the CRS exposure and of course album launch coming out. Danny has continued to get a decent number of adds and his airplay has been increasing. It’s not setting any speed records up the chart (that seems to be reserved for Kenny Chesney, lol) — but certainly seems to be respectable when I look at what most of the other newer artists are doing. And even some not so new artists. Danny’s single is still pacing along a bit behind Gretchen Wilson’s, for example.

  266. Danny’s single is still pacing along a bit behind Gretchen Wilson’s, for example.

    Gretchen is no longer the beneficiary of the major label system (she and Columbia Nashville parted ways) and her single’s airplay is tracking FAR behind the callout for her song. Work Hard Play Harder has consistently been scoring top 15 callout on the same survey where MBD is still #40 out 40 songs tested for feedback. But because country radio’s much less willing to play female solo acts and she’s now indie, the airplay isn’t following demand.

  267. Parabola:
    02/25/2010 at 10:18 pm
    http://i48.tinypic.com/23uve4x.jpg

    The only way I’m watching you is if fireworks shoot out of your guitar…and I’m sure that’s too “out of your character” for Gina, ugh. …

    ^Text fail from the same friend of Kris’s who said on Twitter yesterday that if he won the lottery, he’d buy 19 and overhaul the PR department. Wrong buttons were hit and the message briefly went out on Twitter instead. You can see the fallout with a search of his username, if you don’t want to take the screencap at face value. The “Gina” mentioned would be Gina Orr, a VP of Publicity at 19 who has been doing PR for Kris and Allison. http://twitter.com/ginaorr

    So this friend is VERY familiar with Kris’ PR team and what they might think is “out of character”. It sounds as if Kris is really dissatisfied with his PR team or with Jive.

    Why would his friend not want to watch Kris on AI if it was all for the Haiti relief effort?

    Is his friend so bitter towards Jive or AI that he can’t support Kris or Haiti? What an ass!

  268. tiger92, Kris has said that he’s VERY happy with Jive. His friend has a big mouth that sometimes utters nonsense (his peculiar sense of humor)

    His friend is expressing a lot of displeasure with Kris’ PR team and with 19. I don’t think that is humor. Kris may need to tell his friend to STFU or quit talking about professional matters to his friends. It is unprofessional.

    Adam is scheduled to perform at Universal Studio in Singapore on March 12. Any Singapore fans here? That place seems to be relatively new, just opened on Valentines’s Day, they have a 1500 seats indoor theater.
    http://music.nokia.com.sg/IE/features/AdamLambert.aspx

  269. So this friend is VERY familiar with Kris’ PR team and what they might think is “out of character”. It sounds as if Kris is really dissatisfied with his PR team or with Jive.

    Why would his friend not want to watch Kris on AI if it was all for the Haiti relief effort?

    Is his friend so bitter towards Jive or AI that he can’t support Kris or Haiti? What an ass!

    I don’t think it’s quite like that. I’m sure he can care about Haiti relief while also dreading the ways that Kris’s PR was going to portray him on TV, given their track record (or how he sees it, anyway). His friend can always download the song from iTunes and text a contribution to charity without actually having to watch Kris on Idol.

    That friend has had text/direct message fails before, another big one months ago, so his Twitter account is something to keep an eye on. :)

    Kris has said that he’s VERY happy with Jive.

    He’s not exactly in a position to say otherwise? Anyway, the anger seemed to be directed toward 19, not Jive.

  270. interesting tweet about kris’s friend. although we know that even if kris isnt happy with his label for some odd reason its not like he would tell anyone that outside of his circle (not unless ur as successful as kelly clarkson and mouth off lol)

  271. Windmills

    Just to put things in perspective for those who don’t know what you are talking about in the Callout chart. As you can see Danny is actually 32 up from 34. While I don’t hold anyones opinion against them (and if you don’t like the songs Danny sings that’s fine) I do believe you should give the facts.

    CALLOUT AMERICA
    32 34 MY BEST DAYS ARE AHEAD OF ME 19/RCA Danny Gokey

    And in regards to the adds in the industry newsletter, please let everyone know that all of the labels have adds there for songs that are just coming up and those in thee top ten, it’s called PR for a reason.

    Danny is doing great, his song is moving up the chart and from what we heard the DJs at the convention, they really were impressed. Considering that the consensus was 4 months ago that Danny would never be accepted as a Country artist, a top 40 song and a major tour appearance seem to point to the fact that the odds are in his favor.

  272. cakeygirl:
    02/26/2010 at 2:34 am
    interesting tweet about kris’s friend. although we know that even if kris isnt happy with his label for some odd reason its not like he would tell anyone that outside of his circle (not unless ur as successful as kelly clarkson and mouth off lol)

    Doesn’t this make 2 jabs at 19 now. Charles and Cale (sp?)? I wouldn’t be surprised, it not like this is the first time this has happened. If there is something going on, I hope Kris gives them hell and starts to get in their face. He has to be his own advocate, because no one will do it for him. Most of us get the opportunity to learn this slowly when we are in our first work environment. Kris has been thrown into the middle of it all an now needs to swim.

  273. certain1 I honestly don’t know where you’re getting those Callout America rankings. I looked again at the ones that will be posted for the 3/2 chart and the only mistake I made was thinking it was a 40 song chart. It’s actually a 35 song chart and MBD is #35. Danny’s MBD is getting the following scores: 39.9% Total Positive (which means only 39.9% of people responding say they like the song ) and 4.3% Like A Lot. The 2nd number is your passion score and that’s where Danny’s ranked last in the songs surveyed. Maybe you’re looking at a list that ranks them some other way but what I posted is the way they’re officially presented.

    And in regards to the adds in the industry newsletter, please let everyone know that all of the labels have adds there for songs that are just coming up and those in thee top ten, it’s called PR for a reason.

    But all of the labels do not have ads up to push all songs. When ads appear it’s to single out certain songs for a push and I’m pretty sure that’s understood across all formats. For example Darius Rucker’s top 5 single had very clearly peaked until his label took out an ad and is suddenly turning around thanks to a label push, maybe because they’re trying to be #1. Of course Danny’s song isn’t the only one to get a push but his is an example of a song that’s needing one while still trying to make the top 30. Darius’s is an example of a song that’s needing a push to get to #2 or #1. The discussion is about label strategy.

  274. Have to say, Callout charts/etc are a mystery to me. I just take any paid advertising as yet another sign that Danny’s label is committed to him. They are running ads in industry publications, placing his music video on more industry sites (it’s been running on the Music Row site), loaning him the corporate jet, paying for a 3-person and now apparently expanding band to travel with Danny for live performances around the country, etc. etc.

  275. I would be concerned if Danny’s label was not pushing for him. I agree its a good sign and considering the very grassroots promotion up to just recently think its a very appropriate strategy right before his album release.
    And especially right before the CRS luncheon. Smart move.

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