Ju’Not Joyner hopes he’s the next ‘American Idol’
For most American Idol contestants, the first audition is the end of the line. Not so for Baltimore native Ju’Not Joyner.
Joyner has auditioned twice in the past two years for the hit reality TV show and made it to the Hollywood round each time. Last year, a soulful rendition of Elton John’s “I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues” wasn’t enough to keep him from being cut.
We can’t get no satisfaction from American Idol
Six Caucasians have made it through so far. Is this what the new way of voting for the Top 12 is going to give us, the least diverse season ever? I mean, it a more or less safe bet that African-American powerhouse Lil Rounds will fly into a safe spot next week. But for now it …The Whitest Kids U Know on those stools, a kind of non-traditionally cast Darien, Connecticut, community theater production of Dreamgirls.
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Week Seven of Ranking the Field: Best of “American Idol”
Ranking the Field is my top 12 ranking of the best prospects in Season 8 of “American Idol, ” and it will be updated every week. If you disagree with my ranking, by all means use the comments area to share your own.
The rankings are based on: judges’ assessment of talent; my assessment of talent; potential revealed in Youtube clips; and Web buzz as perceived by me (this is in large part a popularity contest).
Changes this week were mostly confined to the bottom half of the rankings. Kris Allen and Allison Iraheta joined Adam Lambert on the favorites list, but with so little screen time given to them earlier, it will be an uphill climb for them.
Who’s pulling ‘Idol’ strings?
Some fans are arguing that it’s too brutal to send nine singers home each week, with only a few getting a last-ditch chance at the wild-card round.
David Cook wouldn’t have won under this year’s new format, they argue. David Archuleta, the judges’ early favorite last year, would have cleaned up ‘ and Cook might have been sent packing the first week, as he started slow and his fan base ballooned over time.
Does Michael Sarver really deserve a spot in the top 12 ahead of Bixby’s Matt Breitzke, given that his performance of Gavin DeGraw’s “I Don’t Want to Be” had way more pitch problems than Breitzke’s song this week?
‹American Idol Adam Lambert On Jonas Brothers & ‹Twilight Comparisons
Adam Lambert has just made it into the …American Idol Top 12, but some fans are already calling the singer a possible Jonas Brother.
…Im like the older evil step-brother, he told AccessHollywood.com Dish of Salt, Laura Saltman. …Alright, that good.
The singer edgy looks have also garnered comparisons to the vampires of …Twilight, and Adam was quick to proclaim his love for the film and books.
…Maybe Ill be in a movie, let me just put that out there, he said. …I follow the ‹Twilight books and I love them.
Adam Lambert From American Idol Broadway Spider-Man?
BROADWAY MAGAZINE – While there has always been a solid connection between Broadway and the show American Idol, this season arrival of Adam Lambert has audiences buzzing and savvy Broadway producers smiling. Lambert has performed in the global hit musical Wicked. His success on American Idol has people wondering ¦could he be Broadway new musical Spider-Man? The show is set for 2010, and features a score by U2. While Lambert has told MTV that he hopes there isnt a …Broadway Music week, because he doesnt see his recording career going that way, the new Spider-Man musical could well be non-traditional in every way. Let us be the first to speculate that Lambert could one-day be Spider-Man on Broadway. …Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark is set to open Feb. 18, 2010.
American Idol Betting Odds See Adam Lambert Become Favourite As Three More Progress
Adam Lambert Progresses To Final And Becomes Favourite
One of those who made it through to the final show this week was Adam Lambert. He sang Satisfaction by the Rolling Stones and although he doesnt have as good a voice as the man he replaced as favourite, the rockers on the show tend to do well and it would be no surprise to see Adam Lambert reach the final. Adam Lambert can be backed at 3/1 with Bet365.
My Evening With David Cook and Ryan Star In Full Detail…
Last night, David Cook …Declaration Tour’ 2009 came to Shawnee State University in Portsmouth and it was quite the event.
I had heard before the show that David was concerned he was coming down with the flu. And early in the show, after hitting one of his numerous glory notes, David admitted it to the audience by telling us, …I think Im coming down with the flu. That last note almost did me in. But that didnt keep him from soldiering on. There were a few times his voice seemed to waver, but it came back to him and he gave a great performance.
Taylor Hicks: ‘Idol’ turns Angel for ‘Grease, ‘ plans solo gig
On March 5, after performing in “Grease” at the San Diego Civic Theatre, he’ll head up to the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach for a solo concert featuring songs from his new CD “The Distance, ” which will be released March 10.
When Hicks stepped into the role of Teen Angel in the Broadway production of “Grease, ” he had never acted before. But the role (played by Frankie Avalon in the film) is small. He comes onstage to cheer up the confused character of Frenchie, then leaves after singing one song —- “Beauty School Dropout.”
Simon Cowell turns on the charm after being pulled over for driving without a seat belt
Simon Cowell may be one of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, but it seems he’s still not above the law.
The television mogul was pulled over by a policeman in Los Angeles for not displaying a registration number on his car and failing to wear a seatbelt.
Cowell’s black Rolls Royce was stopped by the Beverly Hills motorcycle cop yesterday as he drove through traffic with a friend.
Famed Giant Lawrence Taylor aims to score on ‘Dancing with the Stars’
Giants great Lawrence Taylor, one of the most feared men on the gridiron, has a message for his fellow contestants on the next season of “Dancing with the Stars.”
“I am in this competition to win, ” the legendary linebacker told the Daily News. “There are much better dancers on the show, but nobody works harder than me.”