Idol Headlines for 03/01/10

ADAM LAMBERT’S FIRST TRIP TO SOUTH EAST ASIA!

American Idol Season 8 runner-up, Adam Lambert is coming to Singapore for an exclusive, by-invitation-only, intimate showcase! It will be a cosy setting in the newly-opened Resorts World Sentosa. Date: 12th March 2010, Friday Time: 8.30pm (Doors open at 7.45pm) Venue: Hollywood Pantages TheaterTM, Universal Studios Singapore®

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Autograph session on 13th March 2010: Only Deluxe Edition of For Your Entertainment manufactured by Sony Music Entertainment Singapore may be autographed, subject to capacity availability. Autographs are restricted to one copy of the Deluxe Edition per person only. Watch this space for more updates on the autograph session happening on the 13th March 2010, Saturday!

Adam Official

Adam Lambert for Dance, Sunrise.

American Idol’s Adam Lambert arrives in Sydney on Thursday and is set to appear on So You Think You Can Dance Australia later that night (yikes, jet lag).

He will also appear on Sunrise next Monday morning.

Sydney fans can also catch him signing copies of his album ‘For Your Entertainment’ at HUM on Oxford, Sydney, on Saturday, March 6th from 12pm.

He will also visit Melbourne on Tuesday with his itinerary yet to be confirmed (NB: I will update this post with the info later, so check back). via @LambertUK

TV Tonight.com.au

Oreo Cakesters Jingle Contest featuring Anoop Desai and Matt Giraud

Your winning jingle could be on national radio and you could meet singing Idols Anoop or Matt (Anoop is a dedicated dunker, Matt not so much. lulz) More details about the contest HERE.

NabiscoWorld

Critic’s Corner Monday: ‘Bachelor, ‘ ‘Mother, ‘ ‘Tonight Show’

•In better news, Idol winner and singing star Carrie Underwood guests as Ted’s latest love on How I Met Your Mother(CBS, 8 ET/PT). She acquits herself surprisingly well, particularly considering how stiff she can sometimes seem on TV. As Simon might say, good job.

USA Today

More Idol Headlines after the Jump (keep checking back for more)…

Ricky Martin, Luis Miguel, Gloria Trevi, Daddy Yankee, Belinda and Shakira, David Archuleta

The exclusive, world-wide premiere of the song’s music video will air on March 1st at 10pm ET/PT (9pm Central) on “El Show de Cristina” (The Cristina Show) on the Univision Network. An exclusive one-hour, behind-the-scenes special will also air on the Univision Network at a later date to be announced. In addition, Univision Radio will premiere the song nationwide during the morning drive time on March 1st.

Melodika

Carrie Underwood Talks Long Distance Love

She’s a busy girl, with a massive tour and tons of promotional duties, but Carrie Underwood says she doesn’t let it hurt her relationship with her NHL hockey-playing fiancé Mike Fisher.

The “Jesus, Take the Wheel” songstress recently told press that though she’s usually in a different country than her beau, it all works out.

Celebrity-Gossip.net

Comcast SportsNet Northwest turns search for outdoors host into reality show

The result is “WANTED: Adventure Host, ” which debuts at 8 tonight on Comcast SportsNet Northwest (channel 37 on Comcast and 77 on Verizon). The series, filmed on location in central Oregon in September, puts contestants through physical and mental challenges to see who gets sent home and who hangs on to ultimately win the hosting job.

Making the call were three judges: Kristy Lee Cook, a former “American Idol” finalist from southern Oregon; Brian Wheeler, founder of Northwest School of Survival, which trains people to prevent and survive backcountry emergencies; and “Danger” Ehren McGhehey, a McMinnville native who appeared on the MTV daredevil stunt series “Jackass, ” as well as in “Jackass: The Movie.”

OregonLive.com

Katharine McPhee: Charity Chick

Doing her part to help the less fortunate, Katharine McPhee was spotted at the FEED Foundation/Hungry in America benefit last night (February 28).

The “American Idol” alum looked lovely as she arrived at the shindig, held at Craft in Century City and hosted by Vanity Fair.

Celebrity-Gossip.net

Danny Gokey releases debut album, “My Best Days, ” Tuesday

WITI-TV, MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee’s own American Idol Danny Gokey is releasing his debut album Tuesday. Gokey has a busy week ahead, including numerous media interviews, a special performance on Thursday’s American Idol results show and an album launch party and concert in Milwaukee Saturday night.

FOX6 WakeUp news spoke with Gokey Monday morning about his exciting week, his album and what life has been like the past few months.

Fox6Now

Simon Cowell’s Future Wife Shows Off Huge Rock

If you can put up with his snide remarks, dating Simon Cowell seems to have its perks, as his new fiancee Mezhgan Hussainy stepped out in public for the first time since their engagement sporting a whopping diamond ring.

Hussainy, who at 36 is 14 years younger than Simon, announced last week that he did indeed ask her to marry him despite Cowell’s recent denials that he was planning to pop the question. The two met on the set of ‘American Idol, ‘ where Hussainy works as a make-up artist. Want to see the ring? Huge photo after the jump!

Pop Eater

Idol airplay, Kelly Clarkson, Kris Allen, Adam Lambert and more

Kelly Clarkson may not last much longer in the Number One spot on the American Idol airplay chart — Kris Allen’s Live Like We’re Dying is barely a thousand spins away — but she’s still there this week with Already Gone. Also, Kelly’s new single, All I Ever Wanted, enters our Mediabase-powered chart this week at No. 76.

USA Today

DANNY GOKEY – “My Best Days”

So Mr. Gokey is a country singer, right? Not exactly. For this onetime church worship leader (an increasingly present and influential subset of “Idol” competitors), the most important word in that song’s title was the first one.

There are no shortage of Christian pop and rock stars, but none have crossed over to the mainstream since Amy Grant in 1991. After his “Idol” success Mr. Gokey faced the opposite problem: he was already something of a household name, and an explicitly inspirational album might limit his audience.

Country music, with its omnipresent religious streak, is the obvious compromise choice, even if Mr. Gokey, who is from Milwaukee, is twangless: even Rascal Flatts sounds Southern by comparison. “My Best Days, ” his debut album, is for better and for worse Christian pop squeezed into Wranglers.

New York Times

Desai declares independence

While the latest Top 24 aspiring singers on “American Idol” are being whittled away, North Carolina’s top 10 contestant from last season is beginning his next chapter.

Anoop Desai was in town last week, at Raleigh’s Osceola Studios finishing the vocals on an EP titled “All is Fair, ” which he’ll release in May. A single, “My Name, ” comes out March 23. (You can follow him on twitter and at www.anoopdesai.com.)

Although he lives part time in Los Angeles, Desai produced the EP in Raleigh and will release the music without the help of a record label. It’s his choice, he says.

News Observer

Haiti single knocked off top spot

Simon Cowell’s celebrity charity single for victims of the Haiti earthquake has been knocked off the top of the charts.

After two weeks at No 1, Helping Haiti’s Everybody Hurts, orchestrated by pop mogul and TV talent show judge Simon, was pushed down eight places to ninth spot, according to the Official Charts Company.

In My Head, a new entry by 20-year-old American R and B singer Jason Derulo, shot straight in at No 1.

Press Association

Ripley, Hoff, Maroulis and More Are Rockers on Broadway at March 1 Haiti Benefit

Rockers on Broadway — Rocks to Rebuild, an all-star benefit for the children of Haiti, will be presented March 1 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill.

Presented by B.B. King Blues Club and The Path Fund, 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit UNICEF and Save the Children, organizations working in Haiti to “provide safe havens for the thousands of children left homeless by the earthquake.”

Playbill.com

Learning to get down from a master

Phillip Chbeeb moved like liquid, pouring himself into position and then spilling into his next pose.

“He has no bones, ” said 18-year-old Lucy Garcia, as she stretched her legs in a Bellaire dance studio and prepared to follow along.

After the cutthroat competition of So You Think You Can Dance, followed by an exhausting months-long tour with the show, Chbeeb was back in his element this weekend: teaching his latest dance routine in the Houston area, where he grew up.

Chron.com

More Idol Headlines:

Getting to know Mezhgan Hussainy, the future Mrs. Simon Cowell

It’s been the buzz of the Web and the cause of much chatter behind the scenes at the “American Idol” studio, and though the news has yet to be confirmed officially, multiple sources say Simon Cowell and the show’s lead makeup artist, Mezhgan Hussainy, are engaged. (Cowell’s rep tells Idol Tracker, “Simon does not talk about his personal life.”)

Reports over the weekend describe a “stunning” and “classically elegant” ring adorning the 36-year-old’s finger, and of course we all saw the loving wink and a smile on Thursday’s show, which Simon said was aimed directly at his “girlfriend” (it’s interesting to note that Mezhgan — pronounced mish-khan — was apparently not wearing a ring that night, according to a backstage observer, though she was telling crew members of the engagement).

LA Times

More Headlines:

Adam Lambert: The kids understand

CNN: Did you take music when you were in school?

Adam Lambert: In middle school, I really didn’t have music, but in high school, I remember taking a lot of choir and drama.

CNN: How do you think it changed your life as a student?

Lambert: I didn’t feel like I fit in, especially in middle school. That was the particular three years that I felt really unsure of who I was, and I didn’t have a lot of friends. But in the few art classes that I took, that’s where I felt like I was good at something. It gave me confidence. I made friends through it, and it gave me a sense of belonging.

CNN

INTERVIEW: Kris Allen: Doing the Right Thing

TeenMusic.com got the chance to speak to Kris about his trip to Haiti, how it felt to return to “American Idol, ” last week to perform and help raise funds for Haiti, his thoughts about this year’s contestants and more.

Q: What is one memory you will take from your trip to Haiti?

Kris Allen: I think there was a lot of lasting memories, but for me it’s always the kids. I got to go into this women’s tent and it felt like a really safe place and they were taking care of their babies, which are from newborn to two, and just taking care of them. I got to sing a song for them and hold a couple of babies. It just seemed so happy. It was a really cool experience.

Q: I’m sure they must have been pleased to hear your voice. What song did you sing?

Kris Allen: I sang “Amazing Grace.”

Teen Music.com

“Idol” creator launches “Dream” interactive venture

“If I Can Dream” follows five aspiring artists bidding for stardom in Hollywood in what is billed as a groundbreaking marriage of social networking and the fast-growing market for television shows streamed on the Internet.

It will also be the first recurring show available to select international audiences on Hulu — the joint venture between NBC Universal, News Corp and Walt Disney that allows viewers to stream TV shows over the Web.

In what sounds like a cross between “Idol” and “Big Brother”, 30-minute weekly episodes on Hulu will track the triumphs and set-backs of two actresses, a musician, an actor and a model looking to break into show business.

Viewers will also get unedited access, 24/7, to their lives through 50 cameras in their shared Hollywood Hills house on the www.ificandream.com website. Fans also can interact with the five through texts, blogs, MySpace, Twitter and Facebook.

Reuters

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190 Comments

  1. My, Simon is smitten! One would think he would stop looking like someone weed in his Wheaties when judging aspiring Idols! Or glance in the direction of the singers, even! His lady is lovely, but such a scrawny chicken. Perhaps Simon has adopted her diet to keep him suitably cranky?

  2. Here’s a really long interview with Kourtney Kang who’s a writer for How I Met Your Mother. Lots of comments on Carrie towards the end of it.

    Underwood — who plays a pharmaceutical sales rep who becomes the focus of Barney’s babe-vision — was a pleasant surprise.

    “The big question mark (going into filming) was Carrie Underwood, because she had a pretty sizable part, ” Kang said. “Once you see the (guest) actor, you go, ‘Oh, that color’s not quite right on them. We should play to this strength more.’

    “When Carrie came on Tuesday, she blew us all away. She was amazing.

    “We actually worked really hard on the Tuesday rewrite to try to find a few more jokes and moments to get her, because we were all so impressed with her.

    “If she wants to, I think she could be a huge sitcom star. She was fantastic.”

    I can’t help but think some of that is puffery but yay that Carrie made a good impression on the writers.

  3. Danny will be appearing in-store at a Best Buy today in Washington DC to promote his album.

  4. Is it tonight that Carrie’s on the show? I’d love to see it. Sounds like she did good. She has come a long way baby! LOL.

  5. MJ, I posted this in the headlines the other day, but it may have been buried? Anyway, I found 3 Fantasia song leaks posted in ONTD in case you’re interested:

    http://community.livejournal.com/ohnotheydidnt/44509610.html#cutid1

    My thoughts? Erm… the first one is probably most interesting– sounds a bit like that crazy gospel-y upbeat number she did in Season 7 that caused the famous Simon shock-face, the second is kinda generic R&B by numbers and the 3rd is a bit boring. Not sure if they’re on prospective songs on her new album or something else.

  6. Danny is hitting a number of larger market Fox tv morning and radio shows today and apparently again tomorrow. He was just on Fox Milwaukee and either just finished or is still planned in Providence and Dallas, probably others.

    Fox station in Kansas City says he will be on their show tomorrow. They also confirm he will be at the Sprint Center in Kansas City with Sugarland (believe that will be June 18th).

    Today, March 01, 2010, 2 minutes ago |
    Jayhawk96 (Jana Calkins)
    @dannygokey has a new CD coming out Tuesday. And coming to @sprintcenter this summer! Watch his interview on #fox4kc Tuesday AM. #idol

    Appears to me Danny has something like 20 dates with Sugarland from May through at least early August, maybe more that haven’t surfaced yet.

    Added: Fox6 just posted video

    We talked with @dannygokey today about his album that hits stores tomorrow. Watch the video: http://bit.ly/b2eg5W

  7. Constantine is going to be on Rachael Ray’s show in a taped piece helping someone’s dream come true!

    ETA: in just a minute or two

  8. Interesting review from the NYT on Danny’s “My Best Days”. This is the same writer who said about Danny’s tour performance:

    The most muscular vocalist “Idol” has seen in some years, Danny Gokey, came alive on the Rascal Flatts songs “What Hurts the Most” and “My Wish,” shouting the refrains like a melodic Henry Rollins.

    I am pretty satisfied with the review, obviously the guy likes Danny’s voice and said the album was well produced (which of course it would be, considering).

    I could quibble with him on some of the details. I don’t think Danny’s transcendant moment on AI was “Jesus Take the Wheel”, I think the writer kind of made that up to support his hypothesis about Danny’s spirituality being a driving force in his music. I disagree with him about that. I think it is a factor, because it is a factor in who Danny is. But I think Danny wanted this album to be a representation of who he is and where he is in his life right now, and that goes way beyond just the aspect of religion. So “I Will Not Say Goodbye” describes the raw devastation of his loss (I agree it’s the best song). “My Best Days are Ahead of Me” describes how he is now able to move forward (I don’t agree that it doesn’t suit him). “It’s Only” reflects his high priority to make helping others a part of his life (I disagree that the song is morbid, that was a strange comment). From his comments, we know that Danny is still not feeling ready for a new romance in his life, so it doesn’t surprise me in the least that there is only one “love song” and it comes pretty far down the playlist (I LOVE “Crazy Not To”, btw). In wanting to provide a picture of who he is, I also am unsurprised that Danny included a song about faith (“I Still Believe”) and a very soulful/more R&B type song (“Be Somebody”), and also a couple of songs about just having a good time.

    But as I said, overall I’m pleased with the review. The reviewer obviously sees Danny as a talented singer and an artist who is interesting enough to him to put thought into what he has produced. I have learned from watching Danny for a year now that he is a pretty complex and multi-faceted person, and I’m sure this will continue to show in his work. I’m glad this reviewer seems to find him interesting too.

  9. Has anyone seen any other reviews of Danny’s album yet? That NYT one comes off as negative and the one I saw in Danny’s hometown paper (the JS) was rather meh.

  10. That NYT one comes off as negative

    It does not to me.

    I have not seen anything else other than bloggers except for this NYT one, and the Billboard one for the single, which was extremely positive (I think mj posted that a few days ago). I’m sure they will be rolling in pretty soon here.

  11. Has anyone seen any other reviews of Danny’s album yet? That NYT one comes off as negative and the one I saw in Danny’s hometown paper (the JS) was rather meh.

    I agree – the NY Times article seems to imply that Danny settled for Country because he had nowhere else mainstream to go.

    From what I remember when Adam and Kris dropped, a majority of the reviews came on the day of the drop or in the next few days of that week – I would expect more reviewes this coming week.

  12. Jx223:
    03/01/2010 at 8:50 am
    Danny will be appearing in-store at a Best Buy today in Washington DC to promote his album.

    This is odd. Why DC? Virginia maybe, but DC? I’m sure there are country fans here, but… IDK. Its an strange location to publicize on the first day of your album release.

  13. i’m getting excited to hear this….

    Ricky Martin, Luis Miguel, Gloria Trevi, Daddy Yankee, Belinda and Shakira are the Latest Performers

    Monday, 01 March 2010

    Latin music superstars Ricky Martin and Luis Miguel, along with Mexican diva Gloria Trevi, reggaetón king Daddy Yankee, singer/actress Belinda and Colombian singer/songwriter Shakira have joined the historic recording of “Somos El Mundo,” the Spanish-language version of “We Are The World.” -snip-

    This is the first time ever that the legendary song is translated into any language, with the approval and blessing of Lionel Richie and the Michael Jackson Estate. All proceeds from music sales of “Somos el Mundo” will be used solely to benefit Haitian earthquake victims. The effort was made possible by the support of AT&T and VISA.

    The exclusive, world-wide premiere of the song’s music video will air on March 1st at 10pm ET/PT (9pm Central)on “El Show de Cristina” (The Cristina Show) on the Univision Network. An exclusive one-hour, behind-the-scenes special will also air on the Univision Network at a later date to be announced. In addition, Univision Radio will premiere the song nationwide during the morning drive time on March 1st.

    “Somos El Mundo” was adapted into Spanish by Gloria & Emilio Estefan. Previously announced artists include A.B. Quintanilla, Alacranes Musical (Omar and Memo), Aleks Syntek, Ana Bárbara, Andy García, Angélica María, Angélica Vale, Arthur Hanlon, La Arrolladora Banda El Limón de René Camacho, Aventura, Banda El Recodo, Carlos Santana, Chayanne, Cristian Castro, Christian Chávez, David Archuleta

    -snip-

    http://www.melodika.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=18374&Itemid=50

  14. the NY Times article seems to implynthat Danny settled for Country because he had nowhere else mainstream to go.

    I think it is quite a bit more complex than that. He is saying that Danny is pushing at the strictures of country music to force it to incorporate his spiritual agenda. But he likes Danny’s voice, said the album was expertly produced, and obviously finds Danny to be an interesting artist. I disagree with his fundamental hypothesis about Danny’s goals, but I don’t find his opinion to be “negative”.

  15. I agree – the NY Times article seems to imply that Danny settled for Country because he had nowhere else mainstream to go.

    The review doesn’t just imply that – it flat out says it.

    It’s funny because Jon Caramanica doesn’t have much use for country music’s traditions and institutions. The things he likes about Danny’s voice (like the shoutiness) are frowned upon in country because they can get in the way of focusing on the lyrics and stories. Which is why he also says Danny’s not a country singer, but a Christian pop/rock singer whose music is dressed up with Nashville instruments for marketing purposes. Obviously I agree with that, I’ve been saying that from the beginning. What he likes about Danny’s approach to singing is pretty much exactly what I don’t like (I think he’s got a decent voice but have been saying all along that the way he uses it to sing is not country).

    That having been said Be Somebody is 1 of the songs I listened to from one of Danny’s acoustic things and I don’t get the review’s problem with that song’s lyrics (not that I remember them now but at the time they didn’t seem dippy to me). Too, I’m 1 of those people who thinks it’s not enough for a song to tackle a difficult emotional subject like I Will Not Say Goodbye does, it has to do it with originality and something distinctive in the lyrics. IMO IWNSG is nowhere near as devastating as Danny’s situation deserves.

    sma11ie: thanks for the Fantasia link. IA with about those songs. They all seem like they could’ve fit on her other 2 albums tbh so I wonder if they’re new or from old sessions. Bounce Back is the only one that’s memorable IMO. It’s kinda discouraging to see how hard it is to find distinctive material for somebody with such a distinctive voice, and to record her so that what’s special and raw about her really comes out.

  16. This just came up on a google feed for Kris. He’ll be performing at Pet-a-Palooza 2010 in Las Vegas on Sat. April 10th. Also performing are Barenaked Ladies, Five for FIghting, and Orianthi!!! It’s sponsored by MIX 94.1 in Vegas.

    http://petapaloozalv.com/Homepage/6428052

    Maybe Kris can pick up his ‘guy looking dog’ from one of the animal rescues that will be in attendance.

  17. The article on Danny from the New York Times I thought was negative, too. Actually it reflected how I feel about Danny’s choice….there is sooo much talk about his hardship with the death of his wife that now the album reflects that also. (I realize he is asked about this constantly, too) When his video came out I saw this message again…all the signs were so distracting. I know he means well…I really do…but for me it is such a turn off to his music. (and this is so strange that I have this reaction because my faith is so important to me)

    I could be the only one who feels this way so I am not too sure how well he will do. I want him to do well…..just uncomfortable with his presentation. Seems like he chose country …not because it was his love but that it would serve him well… and then infused it with his gospel message. JMHO….I could be so wrong about all of this!

  18. oceana:
    03/01/2010 at 9:00 am
    Is it tonight that Carrie’s on the show? I’d love to see it. Sounds like she did good. She has come a long way baby! LOL.

    Yes, Carrie will be on ‘How I Met Your Mother’ tonight. If you miss it, it should be available to watch online tomorrow.

  19. I agree – the NY Times article seems to imply that Danny settled for Country because he had nowhere else mainstream to go.

    The review doesn’t just imply that – it flat out says it.

    It flat out says that Danny “settled” for country? I don’t believe that the reviewer is as bold as some as to assume that he knows how Danny feels about being a country artist. To say that he “settled” for it implies that he considered it less than an optimal choice, and that would suggest that his commitment to it is suspect. We have had this same discussion multiple times, and the facts of the matter do not change. When he went into AI, he did not know where he belonged, he only knew he wanted to expand his horizons. He came to understand that there was a good match between his own values and the values that country music represents, and that the expanding boundaries of modern country music made it possible for an artist like him to have a career there. And I would certainly say that the way he is being treated by his label does not suggest that they believe they were having a “what was I thinking” moment when they signed him.

  20. Pet-a-Palooza, LOL! That’s a good lineup for that gig too. But why are concerts ALWAYS on Saturdays? I work on Saturdays until 10-11 p.m. And it’s a royal pain to get permission to take Saturdays off — I usually have to ask months in advance. (waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!)

  21. That NYT one comes off as negative

    I disagree. I think the author really likes Danny; but likes him as a Christian singer and doesn’t like the country genre(agree with Windmills on that one). He thought Jesus Take the Wheel was one of the best songs on Idol last year (he commented in his finale review). I took it as a compliment that he said Danny is rebelling against country’s strictures; critics hate musicians who are “safe”.

    This particular reviewer(New York critics in general) is quite intellectual and like most critics feel they mostly have to criticize.
    I think if the review is negative he would make no bones about it.
    Contrast Danny’s review to Kris and Adam’s review from him:

    http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D01E4DE1738F930A15752C1A96F9C8B63&scp=5&sq=For+Your+Entertainment&st=nyt

    I think its apparent if those reviews are read, it can be seen how tough this critic is and Danny’s is actually a decent review.

    I disagree that it is Christian pop, however, strenuously- I dislike that genre so it would jump out at me. A love song, an angry song about losing a loved one, a song about getting out of town etc- don’t see Christian pop at all (I only see one gospely song here I Still Believe, and the socially conscious Its Only-don’t consider that religious just because it mentions Jesus- alot of Rock songs do that).

  22. And as a p.s. to my previous post, the actual interesting part of the review is his hypothesis about the degree to which the religious aspect informs Danny’s choices in country music, which I think he has way overweighted, as discussed in my initial post on the subject.

  23. Sorry, the NYT review definitely comes across as negative to me. He says it is christian pop, not country, and he only seems to like one or two songs. He might like Danny as a singer, but he doesn’t seem to like the album. That was the same thing I got from the JS review, which had a headline (paraphrasing here) about how Danny can sing but needs better songs

  24. #
    oceana:
    03/01/2010 at 9:00 am

    Is it tonight that Carrie’s on the show? I’d love to see it. Sounds like she did good. She has come a long way baby! LOL.

    Thanks for the tip Oceana I didn’t know when it was going to air. I don’t want to miss it. I am sure Carrie will be super. From her Christmas special I thought she had great comedic timing. She just had some really lame skits. I can’t wait to see her in a well written TV show. Yeah Carrie. (I bet you can’t tell I love me some Carrie) :-)

  25. It always amazes me the *take* we all have when reading the same article. I think if you are a big Danny fan, you read and hope for the positive spin. I do that with the Adam critiques…I always read the positive spin…or at least hope it is meant that way! Our perspective is always influenced on what we hope to see.
    I try to not make definite statements about an idol I really have no first hand info on. Unless I am sitting in the negotiating meetings they are having I have no idea what is going on…it is speculation at best. ( many times I think I know exactly what Adam is thinking….and then I laugh….like, I really know! ) :)

  26. No need to apologize girlygirl, you can certainly see it as negative if you choose. From my perspective, characterizing it as simply “negative” or “positive” for that matter would be an oversimplification. There were both negative and positive aspects, and an interesting viewpoint about Danny as an artist in country music. I didn’t agree with that viewpoint, but this reviewer seems like a smart guy and he seems interested in Danny, so I’m sure he will continue to know him better as times goes on. He said enough good things about it that I am relatively pleased with it, despite my disagreements with some of his points.

  27. oceana:
    03/01/2010 at 9:00 am
    Is it tonight that Carrie’s on the show? I’d love to see it. Sounds like she did good. She has come a long way baby! LOL.

    I posted an item in headlines this morning. It’s also listed on my Idol Appearances Page.

  28. Josie, I agree that when the author said country is the “obvious compromise” it doesn’t mean “settle”. You can mention faith in country songs without being labeled a Christian singer (which this reviewer who obviously wanted Danny to go Christian has done-who also is obviously not a country lover-as Windmills also pointed out)- that is how it reads, IMO.

    Its funny how some people say Danny wants to be R & B (which he has said he likes to sing), and some like this one say he should be Christian (which he has said he doesn’t want to be). Interesting.
    I will be interested to see what the country reviewers say. The industry certainly seems to be welcoming him and not casting him off into the Christian box. Kris Allen’s song charts on Christian radio- does that make him a Christian singer?

    IMO IWNSG is nowhere near as devastating as Danny’s situation deserves.

    I agree with the reviewer that IWNSGB is “devastating” (he means that in a complimentary way, lol). Although it is not my favorite. I like Crazy Not To (as the reviewer did) the best and have no problem with it being near the end. I know they wanted more love/ballads but I think every record has a flavor to it and Danny isn’t ready for love yet. “Crazy Not To” is worth the one love song though, sweet, beautiful voice and makes me smile.

    Again, I think this author’s reviews of Kris and Adam’s album are a must read to understand that this is actually a decent review from this particular reviewer. He doesn’t mince words in those reviews. Not trying in the least to compare albums (you can’t; they are all way different; just saying if you look at the style of his writing and backhanded compliments you can see why I consider this a decent review).

  29. It always amazes me the *take* we all have when reading the same article. I think if you are a big Danny fan, you read and hope for the positive spin. I do that with the Adam critiques…I always read the positive spin…or at least hope it is meant that way! Our perspective is always influenced on what we hope to see.

    Pixie, you are spot on with that statement! All of us fans do truly see reviews, performances, everything through our “rose colored glasses”!

  30. Indigobunting, “Crazy Not To” is such a pretty song, I love it. Funny how much he sounds like Steve Winwood in the opening to it. Or maybe not sounds like him, but the quality of his voice is so reminiscent of Steve Winwood there.

  31. JosieX

    It was definitely a more thoughtful review than most seem to be. And he did say some good things aout Danny. But I guess my thing is when I read reviews is whether it is positive toward the album, make me feel like I should consider buying it. And I didn’t get that feeling from this review. I bought both Kris’s and Adam’s albums, and the NYT gave those harsher reviews — but I’m a big fan of those guys, so I was going to get them anyway, once I heard their CDs online — irregardless of the reviews. So I assume the loyal Danny fans won’t care about what the reviews say and will do the same thing I did with Kris & Adam.

    EDIT – But I doubt very many people outside the Idol bubble who read this review will remember what he wrote about Kris and/or Adam’s albums — they will likely just take this review as a stand-alone.

    Anyway, I’m interested to see what other reviewers think of Danny’s CD. I’m especially interested to see reviews from places where country music is the biggest type of music played (which isn’t true of either NYC or Milwaukee)

  32. From the NYPost…lol…about the FS concert…attached broken open and wll….and i gotta agree with the author, I’m not digging the look, but boy does he sound great

    Thanks for posting this. Dead-on little set of comments, to me. Dressed like “my great aunt Eunice after too many Manhattans, playing Liza in her closet.” Yep. I was wondering just what that outfit reminded me of. Too funny. Yet for me it doesn’t dilute the power of those vocal performances a bit.

  33. I loved Adam’s outfit for the FS concert actually don’t understand the part about the shaky live performances either. I mean the only live performance Adam had that was shaky was his AMA performance. I hope Danny has a good week saleswise. I will definitely not make any predictions as mine were way off for 2 out of 3 with Kris, Adam and Allison.

  34. I bought both Kris’s and Adam’s albums, and the NYT gave those harsher reviews — but I’m a big fan of those guys, so I was going to get them anyway, once I heard their CDs online — irregardless of the reviews.

    If the same number of people who read those harsher reviews and still bought Kris’s (and especially Adam’s, who went gold) albums buy Danny’s, I will be pretty happy. But who knows if Danny has as many hardcore fans (certainly doesn’t on the internet) who still remember him and are interested from S8. So you have a point; he may need more new AI fans outside the bubble.
    I will also be interested in reading some “country” reviews. I have no illusions that real traditionalists (who hate Taylor Swift and Rascal Flatts or even Keith Urban) are going to be favorable toward Danny’s twangless, soulful delivery; which is brave and innovative, IMO. I just don’t see the Christian pop thing at all; my sister in law listens to that and this is not “christian music” as a whole.

  35. Thanks for posting this. Dead-on little set of comments, to me. Dressed like “my great aunt Eunice after too many Manhattans, playing Liza in her closet.” Yep. I was wondering just what that outfit reminded me of. Too funny. Yet for me it doesn’t dilute the power of those vocal performances a bit.

    Yup! Just let the boy play dress-up if he wants to!

  36. Totally read “huge rock” wrong. Thanks a lot, stupid spam emails.

  37. I too liked Adam’s outfits from FS. I alway just see what he wears is just Adam being Adam, lol some times it makes me laugh but that is what is so great about him. He doesn’t take himself that serious. Btw his WLL OMFG..going back to watching it.

    Oh I wish Danny all the luck, I like his voice pretty sure I won’t buy his album but best of luck to him.

  38. mmb:
    03/01/2010 at 12:30 pm

    http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/popwrap/adam_lambert_dressed_like_nightmare_GJ3OEqHHHdd0i4Q6L2FVBK

    From the NYPost…lol…about the FS concert…attached broken open and wll….and i gotta agree with the author, I’m not digging the look, but boy does he sound great

    Well to me he wasn’t going to a formal sit down dinner at he White House or even a party in LA for some premiere. He was head lining a concert. His outfit is suppose to be outrageous or different. Adam is not a David Cook or Kris type of artist. (love them too) He is Glam Rock/pop/Rock/Blues. Do people care what Bowie wears or Lady Gaga, Or Queen or Madonna. (ok maybe some people do but a lot don’t)

    Regardless of the outfit the concert and his vocals were stellar IMHO. I can’t get the version of WLL out my head. That version IMHO will be a classic rock moment one day. To me it already is a classic. Unfortunately it takes other people longer to realize what I already know. :-) Adam is a star!I always felt that Adam will shine and thrive on his live Performances. Even people who might not like him now will eventually go to his concerts because it is an experience of epic proportions. IMHO

  39. I loved Adam’s outfit for the FS concert

    SO did I, and seeing him live in it, made him look even more beautiful. The extensions and the feathers in his hair – WOW – absolutley georgeous! You had to be there to really appreciate it. He said he was inspired by Indio, being on tribal land and all :)

  40. lucy:
    03/01/2010 at 12:37 pm
    From the NYPost…lol…about the FS concert…attached broken open and wll….and i gotta agree with the author, I’m not digging the look, but boy does he sound great

    Thanks for posting this. Dead-on little set of comments, to me. Dressed like “my great aunt Eunice after too many Manhattans, playing Liza in her closet.” Yep. I was wondering just what that outfit reminded me of. Too funny. Yet for me it doesn’t dilute the power of those vocal performances a bit.

    LOL! However, I don’t think Adam was trying for a “great Aunt Eunice” or “Liza” drag look. I thought he was aiming more for a “glitter hippie” look, inspired at least partly by the Zodiac Show. In any event, I agree that the vocals were amazing. I’m glad that there are some good videos out there for us to enjoy. (Many thanks to those who posted them!)

  41. Although he’s dressed a bit like my great aunt Eunice after she has one too many Manhattans and plays “Liza” in her closet, Adam Lambert blew the roof off Indio California’s Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino over the weekend.

    Ok, that was pretty funny. But I actually liked Adam’s outfit. I thought I would hate it when I saw the first pictures, but I loved it. Didn’t like the hat though, but I hate hats on anybody, on any ocasion.

    I loved the fact that the reviewer mentioned my favorite performances from saturday night. WLL was epic. I can’t stop watching it (although I agree it was a little too long). Broken Open was unbelievable. Sounded better live than on the album. Ok, I’m done gushing.

  42. Excellent review by WordPress of Adam’s Fantasy Springs concert. An excerpt:

    “With his first solo, full-length concert last night at Fantasy Springs, Adam has fulfilled our yearning, unfurling the unique, luscious timbres of his voice in a beautifully considered acoustic interlude. The performance was all we desired, and more – it was an epiphany.”

    http://onthemeaningofadamlambert.wordpress.com/2010/02/28/adam-mystical-shaman-of-acoustic/

    Fake news outlets like Rockstar Weekly and the Examiner and Associated Content are bad enough. But now we’re posting the purple prose ramblings of some OTT fan blogs as headlines? WordPress is an off-the-shelf blogging platform, not a publication. The author is a BSC fan, not a journalist or critic. Though she did self-publish a book about Adam’s wonderfulness, so maybe that makes this news.

  43. GreenHippo:
    03/01/2010 at 1:58 pm

    SO did I, and seeing him live in it, made him look even more beautiful.

    I can only imagine how awesome he must have looked in that outfit live! So glad for all of you who got that opportunity! I love the outfit, love the hair, loved the hat — I just think he does interesting, fun things to make his own, unique fashion statement. Like his performances on Idol, I can never wait to see what he’s going to do or how he’s going to present himself next!

  44. “With his first solo, full-length concert last night at Fantasy Springs, Adam has fulfilled our yearning, unfurling the unique, luscious timbres of his voice in a beautifully considered acoustic interlude.

    Is that by a professional writer? It just screams of somebody who broke out the thesaurus.

    Yes, I know what all those words mean and yes I disagree with Twain’s hilarious essay on aiming to reduce the length of words, but that’s just LOL. Most professional critics/writers don’t use such purple prose.

    That said, I wasn’t at the concert and I’m sure Adam was a shimmering, glowing star in the [musical] firmament. The review is just funny.

    ETA: I see that ladymadonna has already found the source or that review while I was posting. Jinx on purple prose! She seriously wrote a book? Wow. I guess that does make her a professional writer *cough*

  45. SO did I, and seeing him live in it, made him look even more beautiful. The extensions and the feathers in his hair – WOW – absolutley georgeous! You had to be there to really appreciate it. He said he was inspired by Indio, being on tribal land and all :)

    I liked the hair. … It’s the chest portion and the flowing sleeves that struck me as kinda Lizaish. … Nevertheless, I love his many flavors of dress-up, and I love it that he is so free with it! T

    his is actually the first thing I’ve seen him in that has seemed to be a bit of a fashion miss, to me, so he’s batting at least .999 in my estimation. (plus, I’ve only seen it on Youtube, not live, so who knows whether I might even like *this* outfit? ) But even if he weren’t doing so well for me fashionwise, I can’t imagine it would dim my appreciation of these performances a bit. Brilliant.

  46. I can never wait to see what he’s going to do or how he’s going to present himself next!

    I know, I am curious what Adam is going to wear on Leno. Look at all the discussions about his hair styles, it’s so much fun to guess. what will he be doing next?

  47. I see that ladymadonna has already found the source or that review while I was posting. Jinx on purple prose! She seriously wrote a book? Wow. I guess that does make her a professional writer *cough*

    Oh Kirsten, you’re missing out. Top Idol has even been doing weekly dramatic readings. Brilliant.

  48. Most professional critics/writers don’t use such purple prose.

    Unless you’re Richard Rushfield, writing about the incomparable Carly Smithson, aka the greatest singer to ever grace the American Idol stage, etc. etc. Heh. Rushfield seems like a nice guy, but I had to stop reading his recaps that season because of the OTT prose. And I like Carly!

  49. I don’t mind as a fan seeing gushing praise about Adam at all. He has plenty of critics last season most the male AI bloggers didn’t care for him much last year, so it is nice for him to get some love in reviews. I guess if I wasn’t a fan it might seem annoying. I got a bit annoyed last year with Slezak’s Lovefest for Kris.

  50. That said, I wasn’t at the concert and I’m sure Adam was a shimmering, glowing star in the [musical] firmament. The review is just funny.

    Kirsten you do know that MJ posted many many youtube videos of his performance. You weren’t at the concert but you can get a real feel for the vibe by watching the videos. Try the WLL acoustic version. You may be too busy to watch all the videos but trust me this one is a must. :-) I do agree that the review was funny and OTT and just too much;-) but don’t let that deter you from viewing wonderful amazing performances. Just a suggestion. I know Adam is not your cup a tea but you are always fair with him. So give it a try. :-)

  51. I got a bit annoyed last year with Slezak’s Lovefest for Kris.

    I think you mean Jim’s Lovefest… or maybe it was Slezak’s. I get annoyed at any lovefest, for that matter.

  52. Oh Kirsten, you’re missing out. Top Idol has even been doing weekly dramatic readings. Brilliant.

    OMGZ. Brilliant indeed. I was originally gonna say I don’t consider fan blogged recaps as news (they probably go in the concert threads along with the other forum recaps, etc.), but I’ve changed my mind. This woman, her book, her blog– this shit is absolutely newsworthy, LOL. Thanks for the heads up. What an amazing discovery. I’ve always enjoyed TopIdol but haven’t checked in on her lately. I was missing out =P.

  53. For me love fest start out as fun but then get annoying. Last year when the Simon started giving Adam a lot of praise I was really happy at first but then with all the judges going so overboard as it got closer and closer to the finals. I was like come on stop it already. (I felt it was hurting Adam not helping him) and the Danny love-fest from them was just blatantly obvious. I like Danny’s voice but near the end he lost the momentum and really was not singing so well he should have gone out on Rock week. He was the weakest. IMHO but that was last year. No amount of rehashing will change the outcome or how it went down so pointless to discuss.

    I guess it comes down to the writer being obvious about their bias or opinion or have preconceived view and really are not reviewing the concert or album or whatever with an objective eye. Their like or dislike is apparent and that will make the review less effective for me because it become so opinionated. I am ok with that from a blogger but not a real jounalist or reviewer. IMHO

  54. I got a bit annoyed last year with Slezak’s Lovefest for Kris.

    I think you mean Jim’s Lovefest… or maybe it was Slezak’s. I get annoyed at any lovefest, for that matter.

    Slezak’s lovefest was for Allison, and it hasn’t abated. In the last Idolatry, he supposedly convinced himself not to abandon himself too recklessly to the Bowersox-love this year. I’m skeptical.

  55. Do people care what Bowie wears or Lady Gaga, Or Queen or Madonna.

    Actually yes they do. For all the artists you mention, costume was/is always a big part of their act.

    I avoided the Adam ‘Fantasy Springs’ thread. I felt his fans should be left alone in their enjoyment. SInce it’s brought up again in headlines, I have to agree with the NY Post writer on Adam’s look. My reaction was that he was doing a role from ‘The Bird Cage’ … something I think he should consider.


    ladymadonna, thanks for pointing out that review by an OTT BSC fan is not ‘news’

  56. Do people care what Bowie wears or Lady Gaga, Or Queen or Madonna.

    An entire library could be filled with commentary on what those four acts have worn over the years. I personally did not love the feathery-hippie look that Adam wore for the FS show, but I have liked lots of his other ott or weird looks and I appreciate that he tries to express himself visually and likes to costume it up. Just like over the years I have loved some of Madonna’s looks and hated others, and I love some of Lady Gaga’s get ups and not others. One of the reasons I have always liked artists of this type is the wild clothes.

  57. I avoided the Adam ‘Fantasy Springs’ thread. I felt his fans should be left alone in their enjoyment. SInce it’s brought up again in headlines, I have to agree with the NY Post writer on Adam’s look. My reaction was that he was doing a role from ‘The Bird Cage’ … something I think he should consider.

    Ok but what about the vocals or is the outfit that big of a factor that the stellar vocals are disregarded. Not trying to come down on you in anyway I fully appreciate your opinion just trying to understand if the outfit is that important that it will make some people blind or in I guess in this case deaf to the vocals and wonderful performances. Thank you

  58. Well, Madonna wearing the cone-shaped bra is one of the defining moment of Western civilisation, so yes of course, people do care about what they wear.

  59. Well, Madonna wearing the cone-shaped bra is one of the defining moment of Western civilisation

    true dat!

  60. When I said care about what others have worn I didn’t mean that people didn’t focus on the outfits or that they didn’t become pop culture defining moments. I meant it didn’t stop people from wanting to buy their music or go to their concerts. Sorry I wasn’t clearer the first time. I should know by now that posting on a blog doesn’t always translate they way you intend or mean. Working on that glitch of my postings. :-)

  61. dhunken:
    03/01/2010 at 3:02 pm

    Ok but what about the vocals or is the outfit that big of a factor that the stellar vocals are disregarded. Not trying to come down on you in anyway I fully appreciate your opinion just trying to understand if the outfit is that important that it will make some people blind or in I guess in this case deaf to the vocals and wonderful performances. Thank you

    I thought his vocals were good on some of the songs. I decided to listen only once I found the gestures and outfit too distracting. I try to be fair and open minded. At first I found the acoustic take on ‘Whole Lotta Love’ quite interesting, but it became plodding to me and I didn’t make it to the end. He seemed drugged in it. Just my take.

    Edit to add: Dhunken, I see your follow-up post. I don’t buy or not buy music based on what a performer might wear in concert. I doubt most people do. I don’t think anyone is advocating not buying Adam based on his costume of choice at any particular time. Of course, consistent outrageous costumes may be a draw in selling certain artists.

  62. Kirsten you do know that MJ posted many many youtube videos of his performance. You weren’t at the concert but you can get a real feel for the vibe by watching the videos. Try the WLL acoustic version. You may be too busy to watch all the videos but trust me this one is a must.

    And if he brings a little joy into my humdrum life, it will make him feel as though his hard work ain’t been in vain for nothin’. Even if he does make more money than-than-than Calvin Coolidge! Put Together!

    Missed the videos. Too busy partying in the streets for the last two weeks. Woo! Or should I say “Lou!”? Or maybe “Sid!”.

    I must say that I’m somewhat intrigued by the descriptions of Adam’s outfit (can it be more outrageous than the Norwegian Curler’s pants or people wearing maple leafs on their heads?), but IDK about WLL. I have had a serious Led Zepplin-hatertude going on for decades.

    Oh Kirsten, you’re missing out. Top Idol has even been doing weekly dramatic readings. Brilliant.

    Oh my! I have missed so many things around here.

  63. mmb: The video is the same, but I believe the write-up and interview are new — they were new to me, anyway! Thanks for link. It’s great to see some positive news out there about Adam, particularly from a respected news source like CNN.

  64. Adam tweeted a picture of him and monte!!

    Congratulations Simon!
    For me, it depends on the lovefesr,but I’m uually ok with them.I don’t like ott reviews usually,but I thought the judges didn’t praise Adam enough.It also pisses me off when someone says “he/she is getting thrown under the bus” (not just Kris,anybody)

  65. I thought that Adam sounded great in the concert vids I saw: really amazing vocals.

    I have never been a fan of the visuals and have always found his performance style mannered and off-putting and there was no change there (oh and I found acoustic WLL way OTT and therefore ineffective).

    But the vocals are great and I know his fans love his performance style…so that’s great too.

    I did very much enjoy what I could hear of the singing performance from Youtube. The man needs to get out there and tour properly, not just a show here and there.

  66. I did very much enjoy what I could hear of the singing performance from Youtube. The man needs to get out there and tour properly, not just a show here and there.

    I’m trying to think that the reason we’ve heard nothing as yet about Kris’s and Adam’s official tours is that their labels and management are planning very very carefully to have them be the best, most effective tours they can devise. Could be, right?

  67. I tried to listen to the vids from Adam’s show, just to give him a try, strange-looking outfit (to me) or not. But I couldn’t make it through all of even one. His voice, his style is just not for me. Glad that he’s doing shows for his fans tho, and wish him well.

  68. I think part of the delay is just getting the international promos out of the way. Less interruptions for the tours. Just reaching, but who knows.

  69. Ok, I could only get through the first couple of sentences of that WordPress fan blog/review. I mean WTF? I always enjoyed reading the fan reviews from the Idol tours on MJ’s site, and I like reading fan recaps of the various Idols’ solo concerts. But from the first couple sentences of this I would expect one of those trashy bodice-ripping romance novels. Purple prose, indeed.

  70. I saw a few of the videos from Adam’s FS concert and the acoustic WLL may now be my favorite performance of his. His outfit was interesting — not one of my favorite looks for Adam, but I don’t care about tour outfits anyway

  71. David Cook tweets– he is apparently headed to Europe to write. Where in Europe or with whom, he unfortunately does not specify :/

    thedavidcook: Just got home from ze gym. Last minute packing going on for my FIRST trip to Europe. Moderately to severely excited.

    thedavidcook: For those asking, there are no european shows scheduled right now. Just writing for the new record. Raincheck? :)

  72. Lucy:

    Could be, right?

    Absolutely – but the man’s a powerful live singer, clearly, whether his performance style is to one’s personal taste or not. So, promo. and planning taken into consideration, the best thing to take his career onto the next level, it seems to me, is to get out there.

    But I’m sure his people know all that and have it all figured.

  73. Cook in Europe – possibly in the UK!?

    If only it was for concerts, but little steps in the right direction..

  74. I’m kinda surprised this is Cook’s first trip to Europe! He didn’t get any European promo?

  75. At first I found the acoustic take on ‘Whole Lotta Love’ quite interesting, but it became plodding to me and I didn’t make it to the end. He seemed drugged in it. Just my take.

    It’s so funny you should say that. After we walked out of the arena Saturday, a large group of us were standing around…unable to put into words what we had just witnessed….and the first thing out of my mouth (in reference to WLL) was that we had just spent a 7-8 minute acid trip with Adam.

    I totally understand those that don’t care for his outfits or vocal style. Everybody’s not for everybody. While I LOVE every outfit Adam comes up with, plaid makes me puke; so there you go, and it’s all good. The important thing to me was that Adam satisfied a sold out arena to the point we had no words to describe what we saw and felt. He was channeling a witchy, sulty, dream catcher (in my opinion) and from the sounds coming from the crowd, he hit a homerun.

  76. I just stumbled on the fact that the import versions of FYE are available on Amazon to be released March 23. Just search ‘Adam Lambert import’ and they come up – European (I think) and Japanese.

    For Your Entertainment: Special Edition [Audio CD, Import]

    Product Description
    This International special CD + DVD (NTSC/Region 0) version comes with four bonus tracks: including three brand new tracks and “No Boundaries”. The bonus DVD contains behind the scenes footages, the making of the videos plus “For Your Entertainment” & “Whataya Want From Me” music videos.

    If interested, please order through MJ’s link.

  77. thedavidcook: Just got home from ze gym. Last minute packing going on for my FIRST trip to Europe. Moderately to severely excited.

    Aw, I hope he enjoys his trip. I had forgotten he didn’t head to Europe at all – glad he’s “moderately to severely excited,” lol.

  78. So excited for David Cook and his first trip to Europe! Have a great trip Cookie!

  79. I am a huge Adam fan, but I just have to laugh about that Juneau/Xena write-up of Adam’s FS concert on the “On the meaning of Adam Lambert” site. That is most definitely a fan blog, so their write up should not be considered a “review” but rather a recap from a couple of — shall we say passionate — fans.

    I’ve read a couple of their write-ups, and they pull out all the stops in their prose and passion for Adam. Their write-up of his NYE Gridlock concert was so explicit it made me blush.

    You have to admit, though — they do have a way with words! ;-)

    Oh, and I thought his FS performances were absolutely fabulous. Regarding his costuming– I just remember saying to myself repeatedly as I was watching the video of his performance of “Fever,” the way he was so totally glammed up and so totally hamming it up, that I could NOT BELIEVE that this guy came of off Idol. Adam is feeling free to be Adam. And I love it. So much fun.

  80. Will DVD (NTSC/Region 0) play on US dvds (especially ones that are a year or two old?)

  81. So, is Simon Cowell really engaged? The media went back and forth on it so much that I’m still wondering.

  82. So, is Simon Cowell really engaged? The media went back and forth on it so much that I’m still wondering.

    His girlfriend is telling people they are, she’s sporting a giant diamond on her left hand…I think the consensus at this point is, yes they are engaged.

  83. ETA: I see that ladymadonna has already found the source or that review while I was posting. Jinx on purple prose! She seriously wrote a book? Wow. I guess that does make her a professional writer *cough*

    Holy crap. That review was hilarious. I watched a couple of the videos, and it seemed like he did a great job, but that was some over the top praise for sure. (I can’t really comment on the outfit though – I don’t remember what it looked it LOL).

  84. I’m happy for Adam that he’s coming here to Australia , but I’m peeved at the management of Kris for not taking the opportunity whilst Kris was in the vicinity to come here!! I sound like a broken record I know but I really don’t understand why they have not released his single & album here?

  85. I’m kinda surprised this is Cook’s first trip to Europe! He didn’t get any European promo?

    Nope – not one iota! Definite sore spot with this UK fan!

  86. By the way, My Cook has now cost me about £3.50 more, for an ipod touch update and access to Idolsnow material.

    There’s a 20 minute exclusive video via app and real, proper concert footage!

  87. Fantasy Springs was a concert for Adam to “thank” his true fans who have stuck with him and embraced his freakish side…it was also his way of saying “this is how I am”: the ultimate gay boy with an uber talent who isn’t “afraid” of offending those who have their own problems with his voice or persona.

    At this point, and based on his stage presence, he has pretty much decided that when he gets on a stage to “entertain” it will be on his terms and not about “appealing” to some in the Idol public that didn’t think he had enough “talent” to succeed.

    I walked out of his concert with my jaw hanging on the floor. I had been through a concert experience that I hadn’t seen the likes of for the last 20 years. And, as others have said, it was like having the best drug induced high…it was trippy and hippy and mind boggling and left me all tingling and with a smile from ear to ear. He transported me back to a time when life was to be enjoyed, when flower power ruled, when people were friends not acquaintances, when music stirred the soul.

  88. I’m kinda surprised this is Cook’s first trip to Europe! He didn’t get any European promo?
    ~~

    Nope – not one iota! Definite sore spot with this UK fan!

    Fadetowhite, I’ve sometimes wondered, if the Neverending DeTewer had actually ended on April 25th in Tulsa, per the original plan, what was next on the agenda? From little comments dropped in interviews, It seemed that the idea of Europe was on the horizon, then.

    When I look at other first year arcs, USA touring was often followed by some overseas gigs. Instead, the DeTewer was extended for a record breaking seven more months, and there was quite literally, no time…and we will probably never know what was the original plan after April 25th, 2009. But I still wonder. Can’t be helped. ;)

  89. Some updated news on new Kris gigs. Evidently he’s got another concert for Wal-Mart tonight…

    list of tweeters who may be going: http://twitter.com/krinjalists/nwa-march-1

    and his show in Vail this weekend seems to be part of this Friends of American Airlines Celebrity Ski thingy

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-American-Airlines-Celebrity-Ski/437889650857

    and evidently he’s also got another Six Flags gig lined up for this summer in NJ somewhere (a tweeter saw this on an ad for Six Flags but didn’t have many details)

  90. GreenHippo:
    03/01/2010 at 1:58 pm
    I loved Adam’s outfit for the FS concert

    SO did I, and seeing him live in it, made him look even more beautiful. The extensions and the feathers in his hair – WOW – absolutley georgeous! You had to be there to really appreciate it.

    I am with you here 100%! As a matter of fact, I MUCH preferred this look to his black lipstick goth look from Rock My Town. In my opinion, that look did nothing to enhance his already handsome features. This glam hippie look was awesome for Adam. Yes, he did work it out and he looked stunning!

  91. What is up with Paula Abdul on Twitter? Its like she sat down with a book of inspirational quotes and tweets one an hour all day long….it is starting to make me worry about her

  92. Tess…love your posts and am glad you enjoyed Fantasy Springs.

    I have juneau/xena’s book “On the Meaning of Adam Lambert”. It is quite the read.The book is a compilation of web posts written by these two women who found each other through a website by Allegra Huston.Here’s the orginal site:
    http://www.wowowow.com/entertainment/allegra-huston-adam-lambert-american-idol-304646
    Hope I got this correct. The article is called “What Is It About Adam Lambert

  93. Will DVD (NTSC/Region 0) play on US dvds (especially ones that are a year or two old?)

    Region 0 means that there is no region coding so it should play on any dvd player. NTSC is the video standard used in north america and most of south america.

  94. By the way, My Cook has now cost me about £3.50 more, for an ipod touch update and access to Idolsnow material.

    There’s a 20 minute exclusive video via app and real, proper concert footage!

    For Cook fans with iPhones this is not one to miss! Really nice interview with some good questions and thoughtful, articulate answers. as well as full length concert vids (with good sound)from Moronago, including the new song You and I and Make Beleive. The app is free, the Cook content is $0.99 for a month.

  95. For Cook fans with iPhones this is not one to miss! Really nice interview with some good questions and thoughtful, articulate answers. as well as full length concert vids (with good sound)from Moronago, including the new song You and I and Make Beleive. The app is free, the Cook content is $0.99 for a month.

    What does that mean 99 cents per month? If I cancel do I lose the content I’ve downloaded?

  96. Geez I’m so whipped. I didn’t even pay attention to those additional fees lol Ok can we please know like now who hes going to writing with in Europe??

  97. smallie I think the way it works is you don’t actually donwload the content, you’re viewing their content through their app for a fee of $0.99 a month. They have lots of Idol stuff, not just the recent Cook content, and I think will be updating it constantly. It’s like an iphone based magazine for AI. But yes, if you stop paying the monthly fee you’d won’t be able to access the DC interview and vids any longer.

  98. To quote Tess: “I walked out of his concert with my jaw hanging on the floor”.

    That is also the ultimate discription of our group! However, we had to rush to our car, head back for Orange County, CA – get to sleep ASAP because – we had tickets for the afternoon performance of Fantasia in The Color Purple at the Pantages in L.A. the next day. Since many have already descripted the Adam concert, I would just like to share our experience at The Color Purple. My daughter-in-law had bought the tickets as Christmas presents. I don’t know how she did it but we were in Row A with only the orchestra in front of us. We were treated to the most unbelievable performance. Just for reference, the only thing that could equal it was Adam at Fantasy Springs. You all know what a beautiful powerful voice Fantasia has but she was even better as an actress. We were emotional pull thru the tragic, yet powerful story by her and the equally talented cast. My only thought was that we wish we could have spread all that “mind blowing” out over a couple of weekends. It is going to take me a couple of days to recouperate

    P.S. I hope I got the b-quote to work correctly this time – I have been having trouble with that :)

  99. For Your Entertainment: Special Edition [Audio CD, Import]

    Product Description
    This International special CD + DVD (NTSC/Region 0) version comes with four bonus tracks: including three brand new tracks and “No Boundaries”. The bonus DVD contains behind the scenes footages, the making of the videos plus “For Your Entertainment” & “Whataya Want From Me” music videos.

    If interested, please order through MJ’s link.

    Thank you for posting this info. MJ could you please please create a direct link so you definitely get credit and also make it easier for me.:-) and others too. Thank you

  100. Adam tweets:

    # @Monterrific we rock! http://twitpic.com/15z1b7/full
    about 1 hours ago via Echofon

    Adam is right, they totally rock. Monte is so talented and he’s my favorite member of that band, besides Adam of course. I wasn’t a fan of Madonna, but I was a fan of her guitarist, Monte Pittman. A absolute artist on the guitar. Adam is so lucky to have him as a friend and lead guitarist.

  101. “this is an interesting article that contrasts some of the reactions Adam has gotten to how out musicians from overseas or working in the indie music scene are viewed
    http://www.edgeboston.com/index.php?ch=entertainment&sc=music&sc3=&id=102849&pg=1

    girlygirl… thanks for posting that interesting article from edgeboston.com about the challenges that confront out gay performers in the current music landscape, contrasting pop vs. indie, and America vs. the UK. Very interesting, well-written, well-researched, and thought-provoking.

    Reminds me again that Adam is one brave dude.

  102. retjenny – thanks so much for the review of The Color Purple and Fantasia. I am so jealous – I would love to see that show and there is no doubt in my mind that Fantasia is jaw-dropping awesome!

  103. hersheydog1:
    03/01/2010 at 4:27 pm

    I just stumbled on the fact that the import versions of FYE are available on Amazon to be released March 23. Just search ‘Adam Lambert import’ and they come up – European (I think) and Japanese.

    For Your Entertainment: Special Edition [Audio CD, Import]

    Product Description
    This International special CD + DVD (NTSC/Region 0) version comes with four bonus tracks: including three brand new tracks and “No Boundaries”. The bonus DVD contains behind the scenes footages, the making of the videos plus “For Your Entertainment” & “Whataya Want From Me” music videos.

    If interested, please order through MJ’s link.

    Ok I am interested but there are like 9 of them. Which one is the one in the above description that is the one I want but don’t know which one it is on Amazon.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=sr_nr_i_0?rh=i%3Apopular%2Ck%3AAdam+lambert+import&keywords=Adam+lambert+import&ie=UTF8&qid=1267491142

    Is it this one

    http://www.amazon.com/Your-Entertainment-Adam-Lambert/dp/B00317CO3K/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1267491297&sr=1-2

    Or this one:

    http://www.amazon.com/Your-Entertainment-Adam-Lambert/dp/B00317CNXG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1267491297&sr=1-1

    Because neither one of these say anything about a DVD also include.

    By the way I went through MJ to these imports so the links should give MJ credit. I say should but I am not 100% sure. Thanks

  104. I want FYE international on iTunes,so I can actually pay for it(voodoo and clyg)

    And awww can I just say I live it when Adam talks about his middle school experience(although mine’s quite different.I love ms!)

  105. LOL mmb-although I agree.Miley Cyrus (please die.’kay,thanks) does that too and we know shes screwed up

    This is random,and a bit off-topic , (I think she’s republican) but today I was talking to my brither’s babysitter(early 40’s) and blurted out that my favorite idol (I didn’t say favorite person) was Adam.she made a voice and said “That scary guy from last time?”.She said her favorite is daughtry.I know this is random,ot,just one person’s opinion blah blah blah but it just shows me that Adam has to sacrifice more success to stay true to himself.

  106. Ok I am interested but there are like 9 of them. Which one is the one in the above description that is the one I want but don’t know which one it is on Amazon.

    dhunken,
    In the search list I see it is #6 – it’s 18.99, has no picture, and says Special Edition. Hope this helps!

  107. dhunken,
    Sorry, I got the block quote screwed up in my answer to you – my response is in the block quote at 8:28.

  108. Good review of Danny’s album from country blog Roughstock :

    http://www.roughstock.com/reviews/danny-gokey-my-best-days/#comments

    “In the end what every artist’s career comes down to is the strength of the songs they sing. They not only have to believe the songs they are singing but it also helps to have somewhat lived them. On My Best Days it sure feels like Danny Gokey has gotten himself a strong set of songs that find him in strong voice.”

  109. in one of Adam’s interviews he talked about releasing an EP, with “Voodoo” and “Can’t let you go”. Anyone heard anything further on this? Should be cheaper than that import CD.

  110. dhunken,
    In the search list I see it is #6 – it’s 18.99, has no picture, and says Special Edition. Hope this helps!

    Yes it does and thank you very much. MJ please put up a direct link. I want to buy this but I also want you to get credit. Thank you

  111. GreenHippo:
    03/01/2010 at 8:42 pm

    in one of Adam’s interviews he talked about releasing an EP, with “Voodoo” and “Can’t let you go”. Anyone heard anything further on this? Should be cheaper than that import CD.

    The last thing I heard or read to be more accurate is the release of the EP would be in March I think towards the end. For some reason March 23 is in my head. That is all I know. :-)

  112. If I remember correctly the EP in march/april is of remixes of FYI and WWFM with the inclusion of Voodoo. I think the UK cd will include Voodoo, Can’t let you go, Master plan and DTRH.

  113. The last thing I heard or read to be more accurate is the release of the EP would be in March I think towards the end. For some reason March 23 is in my head. That is all I know.

    thanks dhunken, so probably around the same time as the import. well, something to look forward too. YAY!

  114. I know the German CD contains everything that the deluxe version has plus Voodoo and Can’t let you go, but won’t be released until sometime in May (3rd?) – can’t remember..

  115. GreenHippo:
    03/01/2010 at 8:56 pm

    I know the German CD contains everything that the deluxe version has plus Voodoo and Can’t let you go, but won’t be released until sometime in May (3rd?) – can’t remember..

    Wow he is not being released in Germany until May. Wonder why all the different release dates. It make me feel they have always planned for him to be international. I think the different release dates with a wide margin that seperates them sort of backs up my assessment. Maybe not though. :lol:

  116. My 9 yr old daughter was listening to Fever and said she couldn’t wait until the song came out so she could see the video because, in her words, it would be “so awesome!” I told her it probably wouldn’t be a single because Adam says “there he goes” and radio people may not like that because he’s gay. She said but Katy Perry sang about kissing a girl and she’s not even gay so why can’t Adam sing about his boyfriend since he IS gay. It just ties into that article that was posted. Things will / are changing. There will be a radio station that will play a male-gay lyric song. I think some of the bigger markets would play Fever now, like NY and Z100. It is one of their highest viewed videos on the iheartradio youtube channel.

    In other news….THANKS SO MUCH ABOUT THE IMPORTS!!!!

  117. smeggingnuts:
    03/01/2010 at 8:54 pm

    If I remember correctly the EP in march/april is of remixes of FYI and WWFM with the inclusion of Voodoo. I think the UK cd will include Voodoo, Can’t let you go, Master plan and DTRH.

    Are any of the imports going to have Suburban Decay on them or is that maybe going to be in the 3 Twilight movie. That would be great.

  118. luvadamlambert:
    03/01/2010 at 8:29 pm
    This is skeery…I warned ya…

    hhfan247 RT @lesiaspongeyyx3: http://twitpic.com/164go5 – @adamlambert i gott crocc charms in the formm of youuuu(;
    4 minutes ago

    OMG luv – my daughter saw them and wants some! LOL

  119. And if he brings a little joy into my humdrum life, it will make him feel as though his hard work ain’t been in vain for nothin’. Even if he does make more money than-than-than Calvin Coolidge! Put Together!

    Kirsten, I’m sure you’re not here anymore, but I just wanted to say, LOL, Oh Lena!

  120. Kris gig on March 12th in L.A

    http://www.1043myfm.com/pages/krisallen/

    This event at at The Grammy Museum at L.A. for Kris seems to me seems like Jive is using Kris’s popularity to showcase one of their newest signees with an album coming out this spring. Ry Cuming is another WGWG but from down under.

  121. WARNING – SEVERE CUTENESS OVERLOAD!!!

    KatyAllen

    #Kris just pulled his little cousin on stage to sing and dance… Cutest moment ever! 26 minutes ago via Echofon

  122. WARNING – SEVERE CUTENESS OVERLOAD!!!

    KatyAllen

    #Kris just pulled his little cousin on stage to sing and dance… Cutest moment ever! 26 minutes ago via Echofon

    awwww, i guess this is the little cousin that drew him yesterday a bunny in a unicorn costume.
    http://twitpic.com/15yfzc
    lol..that was cute

    thanks ross for the link

  123. Darn you, Katy! You better be taking videos of this. I hope Walmart puts up the concert. Anyone know what it is for?

    I must say, Kris really seems booked solid with concerts and appearances throughout March and April. Busy busy guy.

  124. It’s like an iphone based magazine for AI.

    You know, the thing I like about magazines; you only have to buy them once. Still, .99 isn’t bad if you are just wanting access for a month and not wanting to own something.

  125. I re-checked FYE is coming out (amazon.de) in Germany April 30th (that’s almost May!) – LOL
    In the UK it is listed as May 3rd on Amazon. Just as an FYI!!!

  126. god, he is the very definition of adorable.

    Oh, jeez, he starts off right away with the laugh. I love that laugh.

  127. This event at at The Grammy Museum at L.A. for Kris seems to me seems like Jive is using Kris’s popularity to showcase one of their newest signees with an album coming out this spring. Ry Cuming is another WGWG but from down under.

    More like it’s an event to showcase two of the people who are signed to Jive.

    It’s Kris who’s song is at the top of MYFM’s playlist, and it’s Kris who is the headliner of the gig, so how is Kris being used? No offense to the new artist, but Kris is the one who will have the name recognition, one event for Ry Coming isn’t going to give him the notoriety that Kris has.

  128. Danny will be appearing in-store at a Best Buy today in Washington DC to promote his album.

    This is odd. Why DC? Virginia maybe, but DC? I’m sure there are country fans here, but… IDK. Its an strange location to publicize on the first day of your album release.

    The location was actually in northern Virginia, but was sponsored by the DC metro country station WMZQ. This was near me so I took a trip over. Danny sang six songs with his band, and had a pretty good-sized crowd (I’d guess at least 200) for an appearance that wasn’t widely promoted outside the radio station’s influence. Looked to me as people there were interested to buy his CD, he got a good reaction. This was also the first time I’ve seen Danny’s band doing a not-completely acoustic set with his new songs.

    Was glad to see the nice review on the country site Roughstock, that writer has always been pretty appreciative of Danny and gets where he’s coming from and who Danny’s fans are, IMO. I took the NYT article to just be mixed, especially after I went back to read what that writer had to say about other AI8 CDs last fall, or the non-AI CDs that were in his review this week.

    And gotta say, I listen to plenty of CCM and gospel music, along with country, rock, and other varieties. What Danny has on his CD isn’t really Christian pop. I could see someone labeling it pop if they are a country traditionalist, but it would have to have a lot more Christian content than it does to make for a CCM-type album. The only song that’s close is I Still Believe, and no surprise there — Danny said upfront that he would always try to have at least one gospel-oriented song on his albums.

  129. No word on Surburban Decay yet. Haven’t heard about it being put on any import. Lol I know Adam has tried to pimp it via interviews to get it on the 3rd Twilight movie but there hasn’t been any rumors yet on if its found a home yet.

  130. The location was actually in northern Virginia

    Aw, where was it? I shoulda gone and checked it out, lol.

  131. In part 2 of that Idols Now interview, David Cook talks about how close he feels to the other contestants from season 7. awww

    I so love that he embraced the forehead and got a haircut. Except it’s distracting me from what he’s saying because he’s purty.

  132. This is random,and a bit off-topic , (I think she’s republican) but today I was talking to my brither’s babysitter(early 40’s) and blurted out that my favorite idol (I didn’t say favorite person) was Adam.she made a voice and said “That scary guy from last time?”.She said her favorite is daughtry.

    So you’re jumping to conclusions and saying most people who don’t like Adam are republicans? Jeezbus. What is this world coming to?

  133. tierbee, it was in Woodbridge VA.

    WMZQ posted some pics with Danny from today, apparently he brought the band to the studio and performed again on air.

    PHOTOS: Danny Gokey In-studio w/ Michael J… http://ping.fm/ICcpU
    about 7 hours ago via Ping.fm

    Can see why they are using the jet. Already they probably left for NYC last night to do that remote hookup marathon with the local Fox affiliates and radio, and then to DC for a radio station visit and evening appearance, then off for visit to Atlanta tomorrow if not other stops not yet heard about.

  134. Good review of Danny’s album from country blog Roughstock :

    http://www.roughstock.com/reviews/danny-gokey-my-best-days/#comments

    “In the end what every artist’s career comes down to is the strength of the songs they sing. They not only have to believe the songs they are singing but it also helps to have somewhat lived them. On My Best Days it sure feels like Danny Gokey has gotten himself a strong set of songs that find him in strong voice.”

    I really liked this. The reviewer seems to actually have some insight into who Danny is, which is a refreshing change. I am still learning the landscape, but I believe that Matt Bjorke is considered to be a very knowledgeable person in country music. So of course as a fan I am pleased to see that he really likes the album.

  135. tierbee, it was in Woodbridge VA.

    Oh, really? My folks live in Woodbridge, that’s where I grew up. Too funny that he was down there – my mom will be disappointed, she loves him.

  136. Danny Gokey In-studio w/ Michael J…

    That’s right, he was there before – it wasn’t that long ago, was it? I keep forgetting Michael J. is down here, when I lived in Maryland he was on one of the Baltimore stations. He’s a cheerful fella ;)

  137. Those cookie interviews are darling. I adore the guy. Can’t get enough. He’s so well spoken and humble. I just want to sit down and have a beer with him. Well, maybe not JUST a chat and a beer…

  138. tierbee, Danny visited WMZQ sometime before on the radio tour. The pics look to be new ones from today though — same outfit as when I saw Danny in Woodbridge–plus the new or substitute lead guitar player is in the pics today). Maybe WMZQ will post video again, Michael J seems to be a Danny fan from what he’s said on air and posted online. He even emailed me once, lol.

    I hope WMZQ will pick up playing Danny’s single more. They’ve begun to do so more frequently, but theirs seems to be a very limited format in which only the top 15-25 songs get played much, and mostly the top 10-15 for all practical purposes. Danny’s single hit #34 on the mediabase chart today, and #31 on Billboard, so he seems to be moving in the right direction.

    Sugarland’s FB is confirming Danny will be with them and Luke Bryan for Kansas City MO date, June 18th.

    (correction: looks like all the remote broadcasts were out of a DC studio)

  139. girlygirl, I see people on twitter saying they are downloading it now. My pre-order notification hasn’t shown up yet though.

  140. I thought that Carrie did a good job on How I Met Your Mother tonight. Quite a prominent role for her, and I think she pulled it off pretty well. Could mean more acting gigs for her in the future.

  141. I just want to sit down and have a beer with him. Well, maybe not JUST a chat and a beer…

    You can’t chat with him. You’ll lose the power of speech. I mean, I lost the power of speech when I saw him in a restaurant… just seeing him… and he hadn’t embraced the forehead yet!

  142. Good start for Danny on Itunes. He’s at #3. Good for him
    Jason Derulo is at #2

  143. I haven’t seen my copy download yet either, but do see various peeps on twitter saying they got theirs.

    Appears Danny is currently #2 on the iTunes country album chart, behind Lady A’s latest :) And whoa, #3 overall at the moment behind Lady A and Jason D.? Nice for Danny, especially when he really hasn’t had the big national promotion yet.

  144. BTW, Cookie fans, if you haven’t been back to the Morongo thread… I posted a video there of Cookie and his guitar solo… it’s worth seeing :)

  145. Appears Danny is currently #2 on the iTunes country album chart, behind Lady A’s latest

    Aww, I just refreshed my iTunes store and it looks cool to have Kris with a song at #10 on the singles and Danny at #3 on the overall album chart. I like to see the Idols do well :)

  146. tierbee – you are cracking me up about him embracing the forehead. it’s a beautiful sight isn’t it? dare i say he’s looking hotter than ever? how is that even possible? all this talk about progression. what progression? i’m as cookie-lost as ever. two and a half years later and i’ve got nothing close to progression. regression is more like it.

  147. This just came up on a google feed for Kris. He’ll be performing at Pet-a-Palooza 2010 in Las Vegas on Sat. April 10th. Also performing are Barenaked Ladies, Five for FIghting, and Orianthi!!! It’s sponsored by MIX 94.1 in Vegas.

    http://petapaloozalv.com/Homepage/6428052

    Has anybody ever been to this kind of thing ? How does it work ?
    About how long / how many songs does any one artist do ?
    The whole thing is about 8 hours long.

    Edit: Sigh, I messed up my block quote again.

  148. two and a half years later and i’ve got nothing close to progression. regression is more like it.

    Can’t quit him. Nope!

  149. I so love that he embraced the forehead and got a haircut. Except it’s distracting me from what he’s saying because he’s purty.

    He looks like a movie star playing the role of David Cook. I kind of can’t get over it.

    all this talk about progression. what progression? i’m as cookie-lost as ever. two and a half years later and i’ve got nothing close to progression. regression is more like it.

    Heh. I think it might be a permanent condition.

    I’d really like it if he quit with the teasing tomorrow and told us where in the heck in Europe he is. That would be nice.

  150. I got a bit annoyed last year with Slezak’s Lovefest for Kris.

    I think you mean Jim’s Lovefest… or maybe it was Slezak’s. I get annoyed at any lovefest, for that matter.

    Well, since those two are the only ones that like Kris out of ALL the media (a little bit exaggerating maybe), then I’ll welcome all their gushing.

  151. i’m sure tomorrow we’ll get a bon jour from paris. or maybe a cheerio from england. or a guten morgan from germany. or perhaps a buenos dias? it’s anyone’s guess. where in the world is david cook? maybe matt lauer knows?

  152. And I want Simon to stop talking / hinting about Howard Stern.
    Howard makes me sick, there is absolutely no way he’ll go to idol / X-factor. If he is I’ll just watch the performances and mute everything else.

  153. Here is the link to actually hear Michael Sarvers new single Ferris Wheel. He sounds great. The other link that was posted the part to hear his song was not working that is why I am posting this link.

    http://www.roughstock.com/audio/michael-sarver-ferris-wheel/

    I really hope Michael makes it. I really think he has a great radio country voice and he is a super nice guy.

  154. what is this guitar solo of which you speak? from carly’s performance? where can i find it?

  155. 5th video down. Amazing performance by both of them

    OK, that was hawt, too. And I love watching Neal play guitar. He’s amazing.

  156. Ooh, it’s Tuesday! Tuesday’s Idol day. I better get some sleep, gotta get enough work done tomorrow so I have time to watch Idol. Kids better have some breakout performances this week!

  157. Happy for Danny, #1 on the iTunes country chart

    That is great! Go, Danny!

  158. steph6449:
    03/01/2010 at 10:33 pm
    Danny will be appearing in-store at a Best Buy today in Washington DC to promote his album.
    This is odd. Why DC? Virginia maybe, but DC? I’m sure there are country fans here, but… IDK. Its an strange location to publicize on the first day of your album release.

    The location was actually in northern Virginia, but was sponsored by the DC metro country station WMZQ. This was near me so I took a trip over. Danny sang six songs with his band, and had a pretty good-sized crowd (I’d guess at least 200) for an appearance that wasn’t widely promoted outside the radio station’s influence. Looked to me as people there were interested to buy his CD, he got a good reaction. This was also the first time I’ve seen Danny’s band doing a not-completely acoustic set with his new songs.

    Wodbridge.. Make much more sense. Although a hop, skip and a jump away from DC, it is a world of difference.

  159. Wodbridge.. Make much more sense. Although a hop, skip and a jump away from DC, it is a world of difference.

    That is the truth :). Woodbridge has plenty of country fans.

  160. Adam is coming to Melbourne on Tuesday? I live in Melbourne.. 8) I better get some glitter and feathers then.. :lol:

  161. Funny, I just drove past that Woodbridge Best Buy yesterday on my way to and from Potomac Mills. If I’d known Danny was there, I’d have stopped by. Not a fan, but still I find myself wishing him well.

  162. Final #’s in for HDD! Go to Media base thread to see them. ADam on the list at #48. No other idols on list.

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