Idol Headlines for 03/03/10

Desai declares independence

Listen to a preview of Anoop Desai’s new single “My Name”

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

Simon Cowell Cracks Engagement Jokes

Simon Cowell may be keeping mum on whether he really put an engagement ring on makeup artist Mezhgan Hussainy’s finger, but one thing’s undeniable: The normally cantankerous American Idol host is in an awfully good mood lately!

Last night, he stepped out for a late dinner with his girlfriend at Ago and had some unusually mild commentary to offer when asked how the taping went.

“I think it went alright, ” he offered. And once the paps asked to see the reportedly huge rock he bought his ladylove, Simon joked around…

“Where’s my ring?” he deadpanned, before borrowing a waiter’s silver band and showing it off to the photogs.

Eonline

Kris Allen’s ‘Let It Be’ debuts with 46K downloads

Kris Allen didn’t quite break a million last week (though he’s probably done so by now). Live Like We’re Dying showed no change last week, so it came up a few hundred short.

Adam Lambert, on the other hand, did hit the half-million mark for Whataya Want From Me.

Let It Be, the song Kris performed on American Idol last Thursday, had the best Idol debut for the week, selling more than 46, 000 copies — proceeds from which will go to Haiti relief.

USA Today

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Elliott Yamin, Diabetics Face Medical Danger After Earthquake

Yamin said he has been able to get a six-day restock for his insulin pump through the U.S. Embassy and the manufacturer of the pump that he hopes will last him until he is able to get a flight.

“The important thing now is getting emergency supplies, testing kits and insulin, to victims on the ground, ” he said, because “for those with Type 1 diabetes, running out of insulin becomes extremely dangerous within a day or two.

“Obviously injured people need attention as well, ” he said. “But people tend to put on a back burner those with chronic disease like diabetes.”

ABC news

Coming soon: Ellen, the comic book

Ellen DeGeneres will have her life story told in comic-book form at the end of this month. The comedian, talk-show host and “American Idol” judge joins the ranks of accomplished women including Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Stephenie Meyer, J.K. Rowling, Judge Sonia Sotomayor and Barbara Walters, who all have been subjects of the “Female Force” series, published by Bluewater Productions.

LA Times

Video: DJ Dan & Uberzone’s ‘Operator’ feat. Blake Lewis

Blake Lewis, who is guest-blogging for Idol Chatter throughout Season 9, is the featured vocalist on DJ Dan & Überzone’s new single Operator — and USA TODAY has the exclusive premiere of the video.

USA Today

Adam Lambert, Sarah Palin Don’t Cross Paths On ‘The Tonight Show’

If this whole not running for office thing doesn’t work out, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin really should consider taking a shot at hosting a cable chat show. The 2009 Republican vice presidential candidate sat on the couch on Tuesday night for Jay Leno’s second night back on “The Tonight Show, ” on a stacked program that also featured a somewhat sedate visit from Adam Lambert and a chat with Olympic gold medal snowboarder Shaun White.

MTV

Post-Paula Depression

How do you replace Paula Abdul? You don’t. That’s no knock on Ellen DeGeneres — it’s just that absurd Hollywood creatures like Paula are rare and precious flukes of the universe, like the Loch Ness monster in sequined capri pants. Without Paula, American Idol loses its crazy factor, the suspenseful thrill that you’re never more than a few minutes away from seeing a grade-A display of batshit antics on live TV. And what is American Idol without a dose of crazy?

Sending Ellen in to take over Paula’s seat — that’s like if Queen decided to carry on without Freddie Mercury, but they replaced him with Phil Collins. It’s like giving John Bonham’s drum stool to Bosley from Charlie’s Angels.

Rollingstone

Kris Allen, Allison Iraheta see post-‘Idol’ album bump

Kris Allen and Allison Iraheta sold a couple thousand extra albums each last week in the wake of their appearance on American Idol, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Kris’ week-over-week album sales jumped 66 percent to more than 7, 000 for the week, while Allison’s nearly tripled, putting her back in the Billboard Top 200 with more than 3, 000 sales.

USA Today

Exclusive Interview with Danny Gokey

This is a big week for Season 8’s third place finalist Danny Gokey. He released his debut album, My Best Days, today. On Thursday, Danny will return to the American Idol stage to perform on the live results show. We caught up with the country crooner this afternoon to find out more about his album, his upcoming tour, his Idol performance, and more.

American Idol.com

Danny Gokey Ready for His Best Days

When Danny Gokey wove his way into the final three slots on last year’s “American Idol” competition, he made a connection with America through a big, soulful voice and through a personal story about overcoming tragedy.

The loss of his wife represented the lowest point in Danny’s life, but — as Wynonna Judd once sang — a dead-end street is just a place to turn around. One marker on his rebound comes Tuesday with the release of his debut album, My Best Days. It comes out Tuesday, showcasing his dynamic range and a series of songs that embrace resilience. It naturally includes the title track, “My Best Days Are Ahead Of Me, ” currently positioned at No. 31 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The song connected with Danny in ways that he learned only after he had recorded it.

GACTV

Danny Gokey
My Best Days
Country (19/RCA Nashville)

“Nobody wants to be a nobody, ” sings Danny Gokey on his post-Idol debut, and that hunger for attention no doubt explains why the growly gospel guy submits to a mall-country makeover here. Yet if My Best Days feels a little impersonal, it’s also stocked with crafty contributions from some of Nashville’s most dependable song doctors, including the guys of Lady Antebellum, whose “It’s Only” mines a dreamy melancholy well suited to Gokey’s rough-honey vocals. Another highlight: “I Still Believe, ” a chewy bit of cheeseball inspiration by Idol judge Kara DioGuardi. B- —Mikael Wood
Download These: piano-laced ballad “It’s Only”; hard-grooving “Be Somebody”

EW.com

Danny Gokey at Best Buy at Mall of Georgia

Danny Gokey is on a whirlwind promotion tour to boost his new country album “My Best Days.”

Digital advance sales have been very strong in metro Atlanta so Best Buy at Mall of Georgia in Buford got Gokey on opening day of the album.

Unfortunately, the weather was dicey and it clearly affected attendance. Maybe 100 people were there. I’m sure it would have been double. The good news for me is traffic up I-85 was actually not bad and it took me only about 50 minutes from downtown. Bill Celler, former mid-day host and now on-line editor for Kicks 101.5, was there to chronicle the event and introduce Gokey.

Gokey sang a six-song set, including his most popular “Idol” song “What Hurts the Most” and his top 40 country hit “My Best Days Are Ahead of Me.” He looked a little tired, wearing a bit of scruff and his signature glasses. But he was in good spirits, joking with the crowd about buying 100 copies and promising to kiss babies galore.

AJC.com

Oreo Jingle Contest with Idol finalists

(FOX Providence) – Two finalists from last year’s American Idol are involved in another friendly competition.

Anoop Desai and Matt Giraud are deciding if Oreo Cakesters (the Oreo of snack cakes) should be dunked in milk or not.

Both Anoop and Matt have selected a side on the debate and have recorded a jingle to support their position.

The Oreo Jingle Contest is giving everyone the chance to professionally record and to meet the former finalists.

FOX Providence

A rare ‘Idol’ re-shuffle, plus the latest on Crystal Bowersox

Of course, it’s not the first time “American Idol” has had to make last-minute adjustments to its broadcast — back in 2005, the show displayed incorrect phone numbers for three Top 11 contestants, Anwar Robinson, Mikalah Gordon and Jessica Sierra, which prompted a new performance episode and all the original votes to be thrown out. And Crystal is not the first “Idol” contender to take the 1.3 mile trip from the “Idol” studio to the hospital. While competing on season 7, David Cook spent some David_Cook_1
time at L.A.’s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for high blood pressure and heart palpitations. Cook had also reportedly collapsed earlier in the competition but decided to continue on, and was coping with his brother’s battle with cancer (Adam Cook succumbed to the disease in May 2009).

LA Times

Jennifer Hudson headlining Bob Costas benefit at the Fox

Jennifer Hudson will headline the 22nd Annual Bob Costas Benefit for SSM Cardinal Glennon Medical Center at 8 p.m. April 17 at the Fox Theatre.

Hudson joins previously-announced comedic headliner Jimmy Fallon.

Tickets are $25, $35, $50, $75, and $100 and are on sale now by calling 314-577-5605 or online at www.glennon.org.

St. Louis Today

Syesha Mercado & Adrienne Warren: Broadway’s New ‘Dreamgirls’

Syesha and Adrienne talk with Access about starring in the Broadway musical, “Dreamgirls.” Have they talked to any of the cast from the movie? And, how do they keep their performances fresh every night? “Dreamgirls” is playing at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles through April 4.

Access Hollywood

INTERVIEW: FELICIA BARTON

I sat down with American Idol former contestant Felicia Barton and talked about her
experience on Idol, future plans, current season, and much more…

Awards Circuit

‘Glee’ guy Harry Shum heading to the Oscars, White House and on tour

“Glee’s” Harry Shum, Jr. may be jokingly called “Other Asian” on the show, but he’s not just any generic Asian face in the crowd.

The performer who plays Mike Chang on “Glee” is also a dancer and choreographer known for his work in the iconic iPod silhouette ad campaign, in “Step Up 2: The Streets” and as part of the Legion of Extraordinary Dancers (LXD) crew. In fact, it’s this skill that has earned him a ticket to the Oscars.

Zap2it

Evan Lysacek Is Willing to Endure Spray Tans for DWTS

People.com

Simon Cowell puts the X Factor into ITV as it bounces back to £25m profit

Reality TV stars SuBo and Jedward were today hailed as the unlikely saviours of ITV after the broadcaster bounced back from a £2.7billion loss.

The success of Saturday night spectaculars Britain’s Got Talent and The
X Factor — both co-produced and judged by Simon Cowell — helped draw advertisers back after the worst year in ITV’s history.

The company made a £25?million profit last year when its share of peak viewing hours only dropped from 23.9 to 23.7 per cent, much less than its main terrestrial rivals.

ITV said it had been boosted by “an exceptional year” for its headline entertainment formats, helped by media interest in Britain’s Got Talent runner-up Susan Boyle and X Factor finalists John and Edward Grimes.

This is London.co.uk

Adam Lambert

If you’ve been doing things the Bonnie Tyler way and holding out for a hero, the wait is over. Allow us to introduce Adam Lambert, a slap-sportin’, rawk-warblin’, straight-talkin’, man-snoggin’, stage-hoggin’ proper popstar who’s already sold half a million albums Stateside. He came from – well, landed on – American Idol last year, but this 28-year-old from San Diego really ain’t no Leona. Ahead of his first trip to the UK later this month, we gave him a call.

How are you feeling about your first trip to the UK?
“Oh my gosh! I can’t even describe how excited I am! One of the things I’ve always wanted with this dream career is to travel and I’m getting it now.”

Do you have any live dates planned while you’ve over here?
“Um… I’m not sure what the schedule is. I think the first trip over there is mainly radio appearances and a little bit of television. But the second time I come back, in late April, there should be some performances planned. I have two UK trips on my calendar!”

Digital Spy

One-on-one with Danny Gokey: Full un-cut Interview

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. — During last season of american idol, Danny Gokey captured the attention of millions of viewers on the biggest television show in the country.

With his gospel background and soulful sound — he would light up any format of music thrown his way. Fans of Idol could not wait to hear what he would sing next, and all of this while struggling through personal tragedy, the loss of his his wife Sophia.

FOX21’s Craig Coffey sat down and got personal with Danny as he opens up on what he went through and how his life has changed from tragedy to hope.

His debut c.d. “My Best Days” is due out March 2nd. Danny Gokey, Julianne Hough and Sugarland will be in concert at the World Arena on May 8th.

Colorado Connection.com

Was ‘Idol’ schedule switch fair to male singers?

Anyone turning to “American Idol” last night expected to see the women perform got a rude surprise. Crystal Bowersox was not medically cleared to perform — reportedly because of hospitalization for complications from diabetes — so the men got moved up a day in order to allow her to sing.

That was eminently fair to Bowersox, one of the early favorites who has impressed with her coffeehouse style and strong vocals. But it wasn’t so fair to the 10 guys who had their schedules adjusted on the fly.

MSNBC

Lambert reacts to Jackson album criticism

Although Lambert insisted that he accepts Jackson’s comments, he defended his decision to make an “eclectic” debut album.

“For me, I was just so excited that I had the opportunity to make an album that I wanted to experiment and put a lot of different colours into it, ” he told Digital Spy.

“If you look at my Idol run, from week to week I changed it up a lot, in terms of going for a different sound or look. Having done that, if I’d come out with an album that was one colour, I’d have been throwing away all the diversity I showed I could have.”

DigitalSpy.co.uk

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191 Comments

  1. Danny currently has three songs charting on the Top 1000 songs on Itunes. :)

    “I still Believe” #334
    “My Best Days” #582.
    “I will not say good-bye” #649.

    I am glad to see that Danny has some songs that are charting off of his album. I think that “My Best Days” should go up higher on the Itunes chart after he performs it on tomorrow results show on AI.

  2. If all things are right with the world, and considering Danny’s “Idol days” success he should shoot right to the top of the album sales and single sales once he showcases himself on idol. I understood he was one of the most popular contestants ever so that should bode well for his album sales. Based on past precedence he should sell a couple of hundred thousand easily this week.

  3. I don’t know about Danny’s sales next week. It looks like Idol’s selling power is more or less gone. I mean, Idol bumps for Kris and Allison are so small!

  4. Based on past precedence he should sell a couple of hundred thousand easily this week.

    I definitely don’t think that he would sell that in single or albums. He hasn’t had hardly any national promotion outside of his music video. I do think that Idol will help him out, but I am not sure by how much.

    I been reading accounts from some Danny fans that there aren’t a lot of his CD’s available in some of the stores. I read for some people that there have been less than 10 CD’s stocked for him in some stores like target, Wal-mart, and Best Buy.

    I think that’s due to the stores not really ordering a lot of his CDs. Maybe they didn’t think he would sell that well. The good news is that in at least some places he has been selling out/almost selling out the amount of CD’s in some of those stores. The bad news is that he hasn’t had more than like 10 CD’s in some stores. Hopefully the stores will order more of his CD’s if, there is a demand for it.

    I am glad to see him towards the Top of the Itunes albums chart, especially considering his lack of national promotion. But I understand that digital album sales are only a small percentage of album sales, and that the ones that come from the brick and mortar stores make up most of the album sales.

    I am not really sure how Danny will do. His CD sales might be low, but I am proud of him for working hard. And glad to see his rankings on Itunes, especially considering the lack of national promotion he’s gotten.

  5. I don’t know about Danny’s sales next week. It looks like Idol’s selling power is more or less gone. I mean, Idol bumps for Kris and Allison are so small!

    Kris had a 66% increase and Allison had an almost 300% increase. I don’t think Danny will sell hundreds of thousands tight away but it’s hard to know what his sales will be.

  6. Interesting take on S9 from Rolling Stone. I hadn’t really thought of things in terms of Paula’s absence, but i agree with what RS is saying. I have always been an Ellen fan and am willing to give her time to get used to the new gig, but thus far her performances on the live shows have been terrible. She has absolutely nothing whatsoever to add to the conversation, and I find the injection of comedy to be more annoying than entertaining. What is worse, is that she looks nervous and uncomfortable. I find I don’t care at all about what she says about any contestant. And while there were a few better performances last night, I think this is unquestionably the weakest top 24 in history. While part of the Idol show is to watch these kids get more comfortable and professional as the show goes on, I cannot recall a top 24/36 in any season that has so completely lacked a memorable/hit it out of the park performance at this stage of the game. When I think back on past seasons, i can still vividly recall a bunch of top 24/36 performances and was excited about them at the time. Not this year. Everything is beyond mediocre. Very disappointing

  7. Wow. I am surprised that Kris only sold 7,000 after his idol appearance. I thought the bump would be higher. He got positive reviews from singing. But his album sales are really anemic! It looks like the album is slipping on itunes too. When will he be on the show again? At least he will probably go Platinum with the single today. Poor Allison. Singing Scars was not my favorite and it looks like it did not do her any favors.

  8. Just checked and David Cook’s tweeting up a storm from London. I’m so glad he gets to go there and play tourist a bit – remembering where Cookie was financially, work-wise, before idol – I’m just happy for him.

  9. Based on past precedence he should sell a couple of hundred thousand easily this week.

    I’m not sure which precedent you’re thinking of.

    Not the third-place finisher precedent, certainly. I think Elliott’s was the top third-placer debut and he was, like, 90,000 or so. So, country singers, I guess? They definitely do quite well.

    Will be interesting to see. I don’t know how much real national promotion he’s had. Given that he’s with a major label, I would have expected to just see him around more — but maybe that’s yet to come?

  10. Wow. I am surprised that Kris only sold 7,000 after his idol appearance. I thought the bump would be higher

    don’t forget that he performed on a thursday. so he only got a few days of increased sales included in last week’s numbers.

  11. What is David’s twitter. I think I’ll start to follow him.

    You know what S9 reminds me of? Its like someone announced a prognosis of a grave illness and no one knows what to say or how to react to the news. Its all awkward.

  12. I tought the bump would have been bigger for Kris but still the 66% increase is welcomed nevertheless. The emphasis was on Haiti’s help not his album; i think he would have sold more if he had sung something off his album. I’m looking forward to his next appearance on idol with a 2nd single and annoucement of his platinium status for LLWD – that should give him a boost. The release of a 2nd single will help before all that though *fingers crossed*

  13. Well maybe Kris’s increase is in incremental bumps. He’s been on weekly in Ford commercials, so folks have been reminded every week. Perhaps this is one element to the numbers?

  14. It is disgusting that Rolling Stone yearns to have a woman who is hopped up on painkillers to deal with debilitating pain on the show so they can laugh at her strange behavior. Of course, why would I take serious any article that has this laughable statement “Between Glambert, Allison Iraheta and winner Kris Allen, it had to be the most flat-out enjoyable group ever.”

  15. gangreen29:
    03/03/2010 at 10:30 am
    It is disgusting that Rolling Stone yearns to have a woman who is hopped up on painkillers to deal with debilitating pain on the show so they can laugh at her strange behavior. Of course, why would I take serious any article that has this laughable statement “Between Glambert, Allison Iraheta and winner Kris Allen, it had to be the most flat-out enjoyable group ever.”

    I can’t put fault on RS when most of us sit around mocking one contestant or another.

  16. David Cook’s twitter is @thedavidcook and he’s definitely worth following!

  17. Oh god David’s tweets today have been cracking me up I- the Abbey Road webcam thing especially. Think he’s enjoying London just a bit? lol

    Kris and Allisons numbers just go to show how small a part iTunes plays in the big picture.

  18. why would I take serious any article that has this laughable statement “Between Glambert, Allison Iraheta and winner Kris Allen, it had to be the most flat-out enjoyable group ever.”

    Why is that laughable? A whole lot of people really loved those 3 and thought they are the most enjoyable ever. This is rolling stone’s opinion — not fact. I actually thought that, on the whole, S7 had the strongest top 7/8 ever, and found S5 to be really enjoyable as well. But I have no problem with Rolling Stone’s statement re: Kradison.

  19. I thought Tess was making a funny. Am I wrong?

    Danny’s album is reviewed in the new People magazine with the guy from the Bachelor on the cover. I don’t have a scan but they gave his album 2 stars out of 4 and said it’s weird seeing a gospel Michael Mcdonald type singer go country and country’s not as good a fit for him as it was for Carrie Underwood or Kellie Pickler. But they ended by saying a good singer is a good singer even if it seems like he’s a stranger in this town. Easton Corbin’s album is also reviewed and gets 3 stars out 4. So is Blake Shelton’s and I think it gets 2 1/2 stars out of 4. But both those reviews are short reviews and Danny’s is a longer one.

  20. I’m looking forward to his next appearance on idol with a 2nd single and annoucement of his platinium status for LLWD – that should give him a boost. The release of a 2nd single will help before all that though *fingers crossed*

    Well I have my fingers crossed for Kris as well with that second single helping album sales.

    Still, Kris did get a good percentage bump, especially in a week when it seemed that sales were down all the way around, so there is that as well.

    And I’m excited that given his Idol bump, that Kris’s single will probably go platinum this week, and not next week.

    And yes, Allison’s sales remain distressingly low, but she did get nice percentage bump. Hopefully Scars will get some adds next week, and get her that important radio play she’ll need going foward.

  21. And while there were a few better performances last night, I think this is unquestionably the weakest top 24 in history.

    i don’t agree at all. Also, what I am enjoying about this season is that there is not a few contestants pimped above everyone else so that the competition practically feels over already. I also like that contestants have room to grow. Starting out great is fine, but it leaves no room for growth. by the end of the competition I definitely felt a sense of stagnation around Archie, Danny, and Adam for example. This season I feel like an idol will grow right before our eyes, like a Kelly. I think what is interesting is that people who weren’t so invested in last season are really enjoying this season, but those who might be still clinging to the past and afraid of moving on from season 8 and what that means for their favorites now that a new batch has arrived seem to be reacting very negatively.

  22. What is David’s twitter. I think I’ll start to follow him.

    @thedavidcook

    Do it, it’s worth it. He is LMAO adorkable this morning. Among other dorky touristy witticisms (he saw the big ass clock and tweeted his dad a pic!), he basically live-tweeted his walk across Abbey Road and told fans to check him out on their webcam. A fan screencapped him, of course: http://twitpic.com/16da65

    If anyone’s interested, go to abbey road’s website, and check out the webcam. Let me know if you see me.

    I’m not there yet. 10 minutes or so.

    White stocking cap, black jacket

    I will jump, that’s how you’ll know…

    Just got here. Keep a look out

    See me?

    Waiting on the kids…

    In hindsight… Maybe a bit awkward… Lol oh well. Moving on…

    We left abbey road. Thanks for checking it out. If you want, watch the performance footage on abbey road’s website. Some cool performances

  23. I thought Tess was making a funny. Am I wrong?

    No, I think you’re quite correct! … I didn’t notice who wrote that line. But now that I see who it was — Yes, I’m sure that was a funny…. On the other hand, I don’t think we can ever count out the country singers as surprising us with sales!

  24. I was almost late for work this morning waiting to see David walk across Abbey Road….he is so adorable

  25. I’m looking forward to his next appearance on idol with a 2nd single and annoucement of his platinium status for LLWD – that should give him a boost. The release of a 2nd single will help before all that though *fingers crossed*

    I really hope Jive is fast on the ball when LLWD starts peaking so Kris can maintain a constant presence on the charts. I’ve heard from several here that both RCA and Jive were slow with getting out singles for Archie and David. Don’t want to see that happening.

    Also, I’ve read that Bieber is coming out with a new single in 2 weeks (going for adds then) but I haven’t been able to find confirmation on that. If so, Baby should start dropping soon which is good for WWFM.

  26. Wow. I am surprised that Kris only sold 7,000 after his idol appearance. I thought the bump would be higher. He got positive reviews from singing. But his album sales are really anemic! It looks like the album is slipping on itunes too.

    Your constant concern for Kris despite how rarely your optimism for his sales is rewarded is a soothing balm to the hearts of Kris fans…

  27. @thedavidcook

    Do it, it’s worth it. He is LMAO adorkable this morning. Among other dorky touristy witticisms (he saw the big ass clock and tweeted his dad a pic!), he basically live-tweeted his walk across Abbey Road and told fans to check him out on their webcam. A fan screencapped him, of course: http://twitpic.com/16da65

    Heh, I signed up for Twitter just to follow David – even if you’re not a big fan of his music (better yet if you are like me), he’s fun to follow on Twitter anyway, he’s hilarious. Thanks for that screencap, I missed all the excitement this morning. He’s like a big kid – I love that about him.

  28. Tess’s comments about Danny’s potential album sales are reading to me as funny/sarcastic. He got a solid review from EW, which seems considtent with most of the other ones I’ve seen. So good for him. I’m a bit confused how he sold 1 K last week when his album hadn’t dropped yet, but whatever

    I predicted 6-8K for Kris’s album sales, so I’m not surprised he came in around 7K. Too many people still seem to think huge bumps on iTunes equals big jumps in sales, when it has been proven time and again that it doesn’t. Still, a 66% increase works for me and should move him back up the Billboard chart a handful of spots this week.

    Looking forward to seeing the numbers for the singles this week. Obviously, WWFM will go past 500K. But did LLWD sell the 65K needed to go platinum? What kind of sales did LIB get for the 2 1/2 days it was out during this sales period? And will MBD and/or Scars show up in the sales numbers Brian is able to get?

  29. Wow. I am surprised that Kris only sold 7,000 after his idol appearance. I thought the bump would be higher.

    I’d think a 66% bump from a performance that wasn’t even of a song off his album is pretty good.

  30. Jx223

    It’s nice, but it isn’t unique, that Danny has a few songs on his iTunes charts. The same thing occurred when Kris’s, Adam’s and Allison’s albums dropped. In fact, both Kris and Adam had upwards of half a dozen songs off their albums in the top 1000 on iTunes for a few days. Except for the single(s), though, they all disappeared from the charts in a matter of days. I assume the same thing will happen with Danny once this first sales wave passes. Hopefully his single will get a nice boost and chart well for awhile, though.

  31. Is Adam heading to Australia today — or has he already left? With the time difference, if he’s performing on SYTYCD Thursday, wouln’t he have to be on a plane now in order to get there in time?

  32. Is Adam heading to Australia today — or has he already left? With the time difference, if he’s performing on SYTYCD Thursday, wouln’t he have to be on a plane now in order to get there in time?

    He left after Leno last night as far as I know. Night flight.

  33. Is Adam heading to Australia today — or has he already left?

    Well it is already 3:16 am Thursday in Australia, so if he isn’t on his way already, he isn’t going to make it. Since Leno tapes in the afternoon, he probably took off last night.

    There were 6 flights that left LAX bound for SYD last night that will make it in time. He should be landing in the next couple of hours if you want to start stalking twitter.

  34. saga

    LOL — Don’t be afraid!

    I just read that new interview with Adam. It’s very straightforward and non-controversaial.

    Adam again talks about IIHU probably being his next single…

    Have you decided on a third US single yet?
    “I think it’s probably going to be ‘If I Had You’. I think it’s got a great message. It does sound a bit cliché but I love promoting love and acceptance and I think the song definitely gets that across. In the pop market we’re so sex-saturated and a lot of the big artists are popular because they’re “so fierce!” and badass. I love that and get a kick out of that – people like GaGa and Beyoncé especially – but that’s the ground I was trying to cover with ‘For Your Entertainment’. The thing about ‘If I Had You’ is that it reflects what I’m really about, which is joy.”

  35. saga

    Thanks — do we know if the whole band wen with him? I’ve seen some discussion about possibly only Monte — or Monte and Longineau — going with him on this promotional trip? Or him just going by himself?

  36. They talked about AI on “The View” this morning. Babs said watching the men left her “underwhelmed”. They showed a few clips. Elizabeth said Kara had a bad case of necktitude last night which drove her crazy. None of the panel seemed to think the show will last past Simon’s departure.

  37. Do I dare read this one?

    LoL. Yeah, it’s safe. Doesn’t really add much more than we already have seen before, but does talk about why IIHY might be chosen as the next single.

  38. thedavidcook:
    Will Twitpic later, but got a gorgeous replacement for the dearly departed 335.

    Yay, he got a new guitar :)!

  39. I was almost late for work this morning waiting to see David walk across Abbey Road….

    Ha, me too. Where in the world is David Roland Cook? Hurray for the easily detected white cap, LOL. Also, anyone who has seen Bolt knows that pigeons do, in fact, have regional dialects.

    Did Rolling Stone really compare Paula Abdul to Freddy Mercury? ~raises eyebrow~ Although I do miss the crazy, it’s mostly because it was fun to wait for the occasionally surprising insight admist the crazy.

  40. That’s about what I was expecting for Kris, although I was hoping the optimism of others would turn out to be true. I’ll take it!

    It was very cool seeing him high on iTunes, that was the real thrill :)

  41. he basically live-tweeted his walk across Abbey Road and told fans to check him out on their webcam. A fan screencapped him, of course: http://twitpic.com/16da65

    Nice of David to share stuff from London via Twitter. So fun for us and he sounds so happy. The photo of the “big-ass clock” for his dad, hilarious! Hope he writes some great music on the new guitar!

  42. ‘Imagine’ a talented Top 20 on ‘Idol’ this season

    March 03, 2010 Jarett Wieselman

    If I had to hear the judges say, “That was a huge improvement from last week,” following one more boys performance on “American Idol” last night, I was gonna thrown my TV out the window, “Precious”-style. It’s almost insulting to past contestants that Randy, Ellen, Kara and Simon are basically grading on a curve.

    I’ll give the boys this, they were better than last week — however, every single one is still lightyears behind the talented boys who’ve come before. The fact that “pitch problems” are still being cited across the board simply isn’t acceptable. The closest we came to an actually professional performance was the night’s first singer, Big Mike with “It’s A Man’s World” [watch it here].

    And yet, even season nine’s best boy pales in comparison to the fellas who’ve taken the stage before. For example, during season seven’s second semi-final round, we were given this classic David Archuleta performance of “Imagine.”

    Nothing even close to that level of showmanship is coming out of these guys’ mouths. So once again I say, step it up boys, otherwise this season will be a total wash.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/popwrap/imagine_talented_top_on_idol_this_1GaRRoktOkpjt8ZNrG5iSL

  43. saga

    Thanks — do we know if the whole band wen with him? I’ve seen some discussion about possibly only Monte — or Monte and Longineau — going with him on this promotional trip? Or him just going by himself?

    Hmm, I think Monte and LG is coming with him. Not Tommy. I think they recorded new backing tracks to cover for Tommy when they were in the studio the other day. I don’t know if the new girl, Camilla is going with them though. Adam is booked for the Mardi Gras thing, 5-6 song set. I don’t remember where I read that though… let me go look.

  44. Concern about the other guy’s sales but your guy always exceeds expectations. That’s the tradition. :)

    For some reason first week sales for S8 have been kinda meh so I’m not expecting Danny to set any records. I think around 30K sounds reasonable.

  45. girlygirl, it’s Monte and LG that is with him to Australia and Camilla is joining later, probably for the Singapore/Hongkong/Japan part of the promo tour.

  46. By the way, the ABC article in headlines about Elliott is excellent. It’s really a general article about the difficult folks with diabetes have in an emergency. Type 2 diabetes can be okay for awhile while those with Type 1 can face a crisis within 24 hours without proper insulin. Especially at risk are those Type 1 diabetics who use a pump like Elliott and Crytal from this season of Idol.

    If you have any interest in the topic of diabetes is well worth a read.And Elliott just tweeted that he has all the insulin he needs by the way.

  47. Well, here’s another album to keep a sales eye on. Adam, Kris and Daughtry will all have tracks on the NOW That’s What I Call Music, vol. 33, CD, that is being released on March 23rd

  48. Mtlfan

    Thanks. Should I know who Jim Breuer is? Never heard of him…

  49. Well, here’s another album to keep a sales eye on. Adam, Kris and Daughtry will all have tracks on the NOW That’s What I Call Music, vol. 33, CD, that is being released on March 23rd

    Really? That’s cool! Which songs will be on it?

  50. If you have any interest in the topic of diabetes is well worth a read.And Elliott just tweeted that he has all the insulin he needs by the way.

    Thanks. If nothing else happens, I hope that Elliott’s crisis and Crystal’s emergency room visit bring more awareness and education on the topic of Type 1 Diabetes.

  51. girlygirl:
    03/03/2010 at 12:06 pm
    saga

    so Tommy isn’t going at all? what’s up with that?

    It probably has to do with money. This is a promotional tour, so not a lot of big gigs to cover the travel costs. It makes sense to travel with only a couple of people. And if Adam is doing acoustic sets, Monte and Longineu will suffice — he doesn’t need to bring Tommy.

  52. Yes, I think Tess was being sarcastic.

    I will agree with Jx223 (being her usual nice, logical self) that Danny will not outsell Kris or Adam. 30-40k for this time of year is reasonable.

    Especially now, after seeing the discouraging small bump for Allison and Kris.

    And hearing about CD shortages (which I personally experienced in MILWAUKEE of all places!).

    I don’t know if stores didn’t expect him to sell; of if the poor sales (compared to last Idols) of the previous 3 are affecting their decision to stock his CD.

  53. It probably has to do with money. This is a promotional tour, so not a lot of big gigs to cover the travel costs. It makes sense to travel with only a couple of people. And if Adam is doing acoustic sets, Monte and Longineu will suffice — he doesn’t need to bring Tommy.

    Yup I think it’s a money issue. These are not paid gigs and Adam is not as well known as in Canada and US (maybe in NZ but he is not going there), it’s a promotional tour. As I said before they recorded new backing tracks to cover for Tommy while being on the promotional tour. I’ll miss him though, with his new hair he would have been a super success in Japan. :grin:

    Tommy will be back for the BC concerts though.

  54. Gosh, now I am a bit afraid to make this comment here since there have been some criticizing of others….but I was surprised to not see a bigger bump in Kris’s album sales this week. I am not a fan of his album BUT a big fan of the man! The reason I am surprised is that any idols when they appear somewhere…regardless of what they are singing has a bump in sales. The fact that Kris is in the commercials has helped his sales according to many. I guess my expectations were too high. I wonder if being on Idol does not give that big a of a boost anymore…like someone said above.

  55. Pixie Baker

    Kris likely would have gotten a bigger bump if he had performed something off his album. See Allison’s 192 % increase in her album sales this week.

  56. Kris likely would have gotten a bigger bump if he had performed something off his album. See Allison’s 192 % increase in her album sales this week.

    Probably. Nevertheless, when you look at the actual *numerical* bump — instead of what I consider those ridiculously misleading bumps-as-expressed-by-percentage, ahem! — didn’t they each actually sell about 2000 or so more albums than last week. … i.e., their appearances had pretty much the exact same effect on the audience — around 2000 people who saw them and hadn’t bought their albums went and bought them???

  57. ….but I was surprised to not see a bigger bump in Kris’s album sales this week. I am not a fan of his album BUT a big fan of the man! The reason I am surprised is that any idols when they appear somewhere…regardless of what they are singing has a bump in sales

    A 66% increase in sales during a week when most cds suffered percentage declines IS a BIG bump. And again, the performance was on a thursday, so the sales figures only include a few days of the bump. Allison had a bigger sales increase IMO, not because she sang something from her cd, but because her sales were so low that even a small volume increase would result in a huge percentage increase. Kris still outsold Allison by more than double even though her percentage increase was higher. Why am I always defending Kris, LOL? He is doing fine.

  58. gossip blogs claiming Adam & Drake are back together. Take this with HUGE grain of salt…

    I think those are old articles… it was after them he responded on twitter that they were not together again.

  59. David Cook spent some
    time at L.A.’s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for high blood pressure and heart palpitations. Cook had also reportedly collapsed earlier in the competition but decided to continue on, and was coping with his brother’s battle with cancer (Adam Cook succumbed to the disease in May 2009).

    That paragraph from the LA Times reminded me what DC had to deal with during his Idol race. Amazing.

    Diabetes I is no joke — life-threatening, as poor Elliott is clearly telling us from Chile. Usually it’s a matter of monitoring yourself carefully and taking your insulin regularly, but if things get bad enough you can slip into a coma. (One of my best friends died in her 30’s that way.)

    I’m crossing my fingers that Crystal is all right, and can get through the grueling competition in decent health. She’s got a kid to raise too, which is obviously most important to her. But given the lack of much serious competish, she also has a real shot at the crown this year….

  60. from fod… my inner geek loves this…


    The David Archuleta Music Scholarship for Murray High School

    Last fall, a group of fans got together trying to come up with alternative gifts to give David for Christmas and his birthday! They wanted to come up with something that may have a lasting impression, and would show David the love that he always shows to his fans. Brainstorming began….

    ~~~WE ARE PLEASED AND HONORED TO ANNOUNCE~~~

    THE DAVID ARCHULETA MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP

    David has done so much for his fans. We would like to honor him by showing our support for this wonderful cause ….gifting talented students with scholarships to encourage them to keep the music alive.

    Each year the music scholarship(s) will be awarded to a senior student(s) from David’s home town high school: Murray High School, in Murray Utah. These will be given to those who have plans of furthering their education in Music.

    http://www.thedavidarchuletamusicscholarship.org/

    http://fansofdavid.com/

  61. I am very happy to see predominately good reviews for Danny’s album; even from “extreme non-fans” like EW and Howard Cohen. And especially from Country outlets like GAC and Roughstock. Of course no one will get all 100% positive reviews or even 100% positive within a review itself, but Danny fans are pretty happy with what they have been reading as a whole.

    So even if he doesn’t sell well in this time where CDs are suffering % declines (as others here have pointed out) I think he will sell well over time, because its a good album and he will get more exposure touring with Sugarland.

  62. Got to laugh at twitter. Someone misheard something a radio DJ said and all of a sudden a rumor was going around twitter that Kris would be opening for Sting at the Hollywood Bowl!

    Now that would be totally cool and all, but what the DJ evidently actually said that they were giving away tickets for Sting and for Kris — but that these are separate events.

    LOL – Oh well!

  63. Cook had also reportedly collapsed earlier in the competition

    I’ve heard this rumor before, but I thought it was never confirmed? What does it mean when the LA Times says “reportedly”? I’ve always wondered when it “reportedly” happened… anyone know?

  64. I thought about Elliot a lot when I heard he was in earthquake-ravaged Chile. Glad to read that he got home safe.

    I like Ellen D, but never thought she should be a judge on AI. She has no music industry experience at all. Not right, and when I heard they were looking at Howard Stern, I could see the shark jumping ramp set and ready for use.

    Can’t see Adam Lambert as anything but a cabaret act. I’ve seen him on stage, TV, and the charming AMA performance, and still can’t see anything but OTT cabaret.

    I wonder if Evan Lysacek was planned for DWTS even before the Olympics. His appearance so soon after the Games looks like it was in the works for some time. Can’t wait to see him. After Apollo’s terrific run on the show, I’m ready for another Olympian.

  65. Can’t see Adam Lambert as anything but a cabaret act. I’ve seen him on stage, TV, and the charming AMA performance, and still can’t see anything but OTT cabaret.”

    REALLY??? Are you serious? I have never seen a cabaret act like Adam. Can you tell me where I can find one? Thanks!

  66. The Season 8 Idols have a total of 10 songs charting on the iTunes Top 1000 right now (Kris – 4, Danny – 3, Adam – 2, Allison – 1)!!

    #17 Let It Be (Kris)
    #22/#330 LLWD (Kris)
    #24/#401 WWFM (Adam)
    #301 I Still Believe (Danny)
    #444 AWM (Kris)
    #493 MBD (Danny)
    #531 FYE (Adam)
    #539 Scars (Allison)
    #604 I Will Not Say Goodbye (Danny)
    #871 Heartless (Kris)

  67. iTunes album charts

    #5 My Best Days
    #25 Kris Allen
    #61/#241 FYE
    #157/#599 Just Like You

  68. I think the bump for Kris is really wonderful considering his appearance was not about him? I imagine he would have gotten a bigger bump if he were to sing his new single or even LLWD. People who bought the increase we’re seeing might have bought it just because they remembered they liked him on the show or something.

    Well, Ihave never been worried for Kris. The dude has not sat down since he got off idol tour and these days, mgt and labels don’t depend too much on album or single sale. If they are stellar, they’re lucky, but I can’t even count the number of gigs beside the jingle balls that Kris has done and I bet he’s bringing them lots of $$$. Those gigs pay big time and I’m sure they are happy and he is laughing his *ss off to the bank!

    He also has some good gigs lined up for March which I’m sure would bring in some good cash. I don’t feel bad for his sales at all. It will pick up and he’s good.

    Here’s the calendar for some shows he has.

    http://tinyurl.com/KrisCalendar

  69. Cook had also reportedly collapsed earlier in the competition.

    I’ve heard this rumor before, but I thought it was never confirmed? What does it mean when the LA Times says “reportedly”? I’ve always wondered when it “reportedly” happened… anyone know?

    Here’s an article from it.
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,344851,00.html

    According to TMZ, an “Idol” source said Cook, a top contender on the singing competition, has been under a lot of pressure over his brother’s battle with cancer; in an earlier show, he collapsed before performing and said he could not continue, but wound up being able to go through with the program.

  70. didn’t see these posted yet today:

    POP:
    13 11 KRIS ALLEN Live Like We’re Dying 5389 5047 342 31.479
    +59 Spins
    +2 Bullet
    +0.254 AI

    HAC:
    6 7 KRIS ALLEN Live Like We’re Dying 3164 3184 -20 16.926
    +2 Spins
    +11 Bullet
    -0.006 AI

    POP:
    19 18 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 4259 3962 297 29.160
    +35 Spins
    -2 Bullet
    +0.277 AI

    HAC:
    20 19 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 1382 1192 190 7.208
    +19 Spins
    -21 Bullet
    +0.107 AI

  71. Your constant concern for Kris despite how rarely your optimism for his sales is rewarded is a soothing balm to the hearts of Kris fans…

    Thanks for your kind words and not questioning any motives and I am glad to soothe those hearts. But, I really don’t have a big concern for Kris. I just have observations and comments like the others that post here.

  72. Is Mardi Gras confirmed for Adam? A 5-6 song set? That’ll be interesting with only half the band. Mardi Gras doesn’t scream acoustic, but I guess that’s what the backing tracks are for.

    What time in EST will SYTYCD be on?

  73. This what I read so far concerning Adams Australia visit, taken from Planet Fierce;

    Thursday, March 4, 2010 8:00PM Sydney [Thursday, March 4, 2010 4:00AM USA ET]: Adam performs on SYTYCD Australia.

    Saturday March 6, 2010 12:00PM Sydney [Friday, March 5, 2010 8:00PM USA ET]:
    Adam signing copies of his album ‘For Your Entertainment’ at HUM on Oxford, Sydney.

    Saturday, March 6, 2010 10:00PM Sydney [Saturday, March 6, 2010 6:00AM USA ET]
    Adam will be perfroming at The Mardi Gras Party at 10:00PM. Most likely a 5 or 6 song set.

    Monday, March 8, 2010 6:00AM – 9:00AM Sydney [Sunday, March 7, 2010 2:00PM – 5:00PM]: Adam appears on The Sunrise Show.

    Monday, March 8, 2010 PM Sydney [-16 hours USA ET]: Adam travels to Melbourne

    Tuesday, March 9, 2010 PM Adam leaves Australia for Hong Kong.

  74. sma11ie:
    03/03/2010 at 12:45 pm
    Cook had also reportedly collapsed earlier in the competition

    I’ve heard this rumor before, but I thought it was never confirmed? What does it mean when the LA Times says “reportedly”? I’ve always wondered when it “reportedly” happened… anyone know?

    Smallie, it didn’t happen, it’s TMZ. You’re right, it was a rumor – but a rumor they started. As long as people regard them a real news source, their nonsense keeps showing up in bad research.

    The timeline for this ‘alleged’ collapse was supposed to be Top 16, when David sang Lionel Ritchie’s “Hello”. There was trouble getting his electric guitar hooked up, so he switched performance spots with Michael Johns while the techs worked on the problem. TMZ decided to put forth a fictitious reason for the delay; tech trouble must have seemed too mundane for their pages. The ‘reportedly’ was never backed up by anyone who was there – but once again, it’s TMZ – do they ever?

    Since there was a ‘Gate’ just about every week for David, this got added to the long list of irresponsible gossip that pops up later, since it was overshadowed that week by the response to David’s performance of “Hello”.

  75. Thanks saga! I hope there will be you tubes! I’m exhausted just reading these kids schedules.

  76. Concern about the other guy’s sales but your guy always exceeds expectations. That’s the tradition.

    Yes, this is a long established tradition here at mj’s. It’s pretty hilarious actually.

  77. hoosiermama, yes #9 is yummy :D. This set of pictures was sent exclsively to a string of Kris hard core fans who promoted this Haiti charity event

  78. A 66% increase in sales during a week when most cds suffered percentage declines IS a BIG bump. And again, the performance was on a thursday, so the sales figures only include a few days of the bump.

    Exactly how I feel about it. Every Idol that wasn’t on the show and wasn’t Daughtry (for some reason) still saw their sales decrease last week, and it seems that sales were down in general this week. So to go against that and get an increase as big as 66%, is really good. But enough about sales on the non-sales thread. Oh and I agree, Kris is doing fine.

    If nothing else happens, I hope that Elliott’s crisis and Crystal’s emergency room visit bring more awareness and education on the topic of Type 1 Diabetes.

    It is random that two events happened to Idols relatively close to each other. And I agree, maybe there is a positive side if it can raise awareness about Type 1 diabetes. And of course hope for nothing, but the best in terms of health for Elliott and Crystal both.

  79. So HDD is projecting 45-50K for Danny’s 1st week sales. I wonder if they calculated the potential Idol appearance sales bump in that total or are just estimating off of the first day numbers they’ve seen?

  80. if MTV UK can’t revel the potentially exciting news about Adam, why bother tweeting it? Just wait until they CAN reveal it.

    They are just looking for hits…that’s annoying

  81. girlygirl:
    03/03/2010 at 3:33 pm
    if MTV UK can’t revel the potentially exciting news about Adam, why bother tweeting it? Just wait until they CAN reveal it.

    They are just looking for hits…that’s annoying

    The big reveal is probably that he is visiting the UK. LOL

  82. Here’s the calendar for some shows he has.

    http://tinyurl.com/KrisCalendar

    thanks vanjess38. I had not realized that Kris had such a busy schedule in March.
    Even if it’s not a formal tour, it’s a lot of exposure. I can guess that there is not a satisfying tour arrangment they can think of at the moment, hence this string of events. Maybe i’m wrong and what is planned for is the best strategy and therefore a formal tour is being postponed

  83. Mtlfan – maybe they have arranged for Kris to open for someone first and are waiting for that tour to ramp up. Just a thought.

    I like the one off gigs. Lets them get their material fine tuned.

  84. I agree with RS(or did I say that already? Lol )

    For me at least i know why season 9 is boring!!!!!!

    It’s the curse if the 3s!!!!!!!!!!!

    For me , I almost fell asleep during S3,6(except meilinda) and now 9!!!

  85. Is there any chance that LLWD can get into top5 on HAC? Not sure if the song is peaking or merely resting a bit. I don’t follow that chart so closely so I don’t know if someone above might be dropping soon.

  86. Its great to know that Kris is continually being in demand!!
    Maybe they are working on a different strategy for Kris & are waiting to do a tour when they have a second single ready to go. Maybe LLWD success has caused the delay?? [ Just my speculation though] Also Kris wanting to help in overseas charities has to be looked at as well!!
    At the moment though a lot of these performances are restricted tickets so it will be great when more of Kris’s fans can have access to seeing him!!

  87. Attention Adam Lambert fans!
    15:23, Wednesday, 3 March 2010
    We’ve just had some potentially exciting news

    But we’re not allowed to tell you.

    However, it might be worth watching this space in a couple of weeks time, that’s all we’re saying.

    We’re not joking this time.*

    *Honestly

    Just a little one-off charity event with Queen? I’d die to hear Adam sing with them for a full set. One can wish!

  88. Even if it’s not a formal tour, it’s a lot of exposure. I can guess that there is not a satisfying tour arrangment they can think of at the moment, hence this string of events. Maybe i’m wrong and what is planned for is the best strategy and therefore a formal tour is being postponed

    I am actually happy that neither Adam or Kris is going on an extensive tour right now. I much prefer that they are available to promote their singles/album to the radio and things like that. Artists tends to go underground once they go on tour. They can go on tour after they had 2-3 singles charting!

  89. I am actually happy that neither Adam or Kris is going on an extensive tour right now. I much prefer that they are available to promote their single/album to the radio and things like that. Artists tends to go underground once they go on tour. They can go on tour after they had 2-3 singles charting!

    It’s true. My local morning radio was talking idol this morning and couldn’t remember Cook’s last name. Once they did remember who won S7, they said ‘he not doing anything right now.’ Of course we all know that’s not true, but touring for so long has taken him out of the public eye for a while.

  90. koshka:
    03/03/2010 at 4:24 pm
    Mtlfan – maybe they have arranged for Kris to open for someone first and are waiting for that tour to ramp up. Just a thought.

    I like the one off gigs. Lets them get their material fine tuned.

    That sounds right too.
    The material they got sound very fine to me now when they perform. But i’d like them to arrange ‘let it rain’ and ‘bring it back’ for the band

    saga, yes i agree with you with doing more promotional type of events for now

  91. Just a little one-off charity event with Queen? I’d die to hear Adam sing with them for a full set. One can wish!

    Adam and Queen has been my desire since We Are The Champions. I keep hoping.

  92. zzatrms:
    03/03/2010 at 5:06 pm
    Just a little one-off charity event with Queen? I’d die to hear Adam sing with them for a full set. One can wish!
    Adam and Queen has been my desire since We Are The Champions. I keep hoping.

    Stop it….both of you. Terrible to be teasing us with that suggestion! Of course that will be all I think about now.

  93. For me , I almost fell asleep during S3,6(except meilinda) and now 9!!!

    Weren’t you like 6 years old in season 3? LOL

  94. Monterrific We have landed safely here in Sydney. It’s awesome here!!!
    less than a minute ago via UberTwitter

  95. He also has some good gigs lined up for March

    Kris has a lot of radio gigs lined up for this month. I’m going to take that as a tentative sign that he’ll be debuting a new single shortly and is putting in the groundwork for promotion. *crosses fingers*

  96. I’m going to rant a bit here RE: Kris’s gigs

    Is it too much to ask that he play a gig where I can just BUY a ticket?

    For his performance at the Grammy Museum here in L.A. next Friday I have:
    (1) entered the raffle to win tickets; (2) put my name in for a separate chance to win tickets (3) now I have to listen to the radio to be ready to call in to try and win tickets.

    And do you know the chances of me actually WINNING a pair of tickets? Maybe 1%.

    Yes, It’s great for him to be doing all these gigs, but as a fan it’s just really frustrating that I’m not given any realistic chance of being allowed to go.

  97. Yes, It’s great for him to be doing all these gigs, but as a fan it’s just really frustrating that I’m not given any realistic chance of being allowed to go.

    Can’t he just do a regular gig in LA and other big cities? Not a tour but a few paying gigs here and there?

  98. “Just a little one-off charity event with Queen? I’d die to hear Adam sing with them for a full set. One can wish!”

    That would be my dream, Adam and Queen singing Bohemian Rhapsody. If not that, what about Adam and Sir Elton John doing a concert together.

  99. Yes, It’s great for him to be doing all these gigs, but as a fan it’s just really frustrating that I’m not given any realistic chance of being allowed to go.

    I hear ya! I’m still frustrates/annoyed/upset/bitter that I couldn’t wrangle tix to any of Adam’s 3 NYC shows a few weeks ago.

  100. Hee’s the track listing for the NOW That’s What I Call Music, vol. 33 CD that Adam, Kris and Daughtry are going to be on. Unsurprisingly, it is their current singles…

    Track Listings
    1. TiK ToK – Ke$ha
    2. Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
    3. Hard – Rihanna Featuring Jeezy
    4. In My Head – Jason Derulo
    5. I Wanna Roc – Snoop Dogg
    6. Bedrock – Young Money Featuring Lloyd
    7. Do You Remember – Jay Sean Featuring Sean Paul & Lil Jon
    8. Replay – Iyaz
    9. Fireflies – Owl City
    10. Hey Soul Sister – Train
    11. Life After You – Daughtry
    12. Live Like We’re Dying – Kris Allen
    13. Whataya Want From Me – Adam Lambert
    14. According To You – Orianthi
    15. Need You Now – Lady Antebellum
    16. Fearless – Taylor Swift
    17. Heart Of Gold – Ashlyne Huff
    18. Wheels – Jamie Cullum
    19. Fast Forward – Jaicko
    20. Shake That Bubble – Young & Divine
    21. Release Me – Agnes

  101. That would be my dream, Adam and Queen singing Bohemian Rhapsody. If not that, what about Adam and Sir Elton John doing a concert together.

    Yes please. And may as well throw Bowie in there while we’re daydreaming. Damn MTV UK! You better have some good news. I would like to think it would be music related and not a talk show announcement or something like that.

  102. 21. Release Me – Agnes

    Does anyone besides me know what this track is (or who this artist is)?

  103. saga

    I’ve heard of Agnes — she’s Swedish,I think? Dance music, right? I’d probably recognize the song if I heard it …running over to iTunes to play snippet…

    …yup, I’ve heard it before

  104. I’ve heard of Agnes — she’s Swedish,I think? Dance music, right? I’d probably recognize the song if I heard it (running over to iTunes to play snippet…)

    Yup. She just signed with Sony so they are probably going to market her in the US soon. She actually won the swedish AI when she was 18. She has had a lot of hits in UK lately. I would say she has done Europop till now. Wonder how they will market her in the US…

    Robyn is Swedish too but her music is really cool. Love her new “dancehall queen”.

  105. so Adam is doing WWFM on the Australian SYTYCD — not surprising

  106. I’m sorry girlygirl …:/

    yay they’re in Australia!
    Adam +queen=mfwin

    and ot-but OMA Justin bieber’s on the tv dhow my little brither’s watching-he’s soooo cute

  107. I told a coworker about the girl that is sick and may not be on it tonight. She’s watched it every season and was excited a few of us watched it last year because she had people to discuss it with. (there are only about 10 of us in my office) She told me she may not even watch anymore. She said there was nobody like Adam on this year and they seemed boring, and she really misses Paula. So she basically confirmed the RS article to me.

  108. I told a coworker about the girl that is sick and may not be on it tonight. She’s watched it every season and was excited a few of us watched it last year because she had people to discuss it with. (there are only about 10 of us in my office) She told me she may not even watch anymore. She said there was nobody like Adam on this year and they seemed boring, and she really misses Paula. So she basically confirmed the RS article to me.

    Wow, you really value your coworkers singular opinion lol!

  109. he tweets
    adamlambert @fianlly2 that beat is perfect for choreography! The lyrics are so emotional- great for contemporary dance. Just you wait!
    1 minute ago in reply to fianlly2

    adamlambert @b_radgeorge yup!! :) all sorts of fun appearances!!
    4 minutes ago in reply to b_radgeorge

    adamlambert Just arrived in Sydney, Austrailia!! Such a beautiful morning here!
    10 minutes ago

  110. saga

    finally getting around to answering your question about whether LLWD can make Top 5 on HAC. Right now, it doesn’t look like it, as the songs ranked #1-#5 all have spin and bullet increases. It should pass Rob Thomas’s Someday and move back to the #6 spot, as Someday is losing spins rapidly. But in turn, LLWD could get jumped by Lady Gaga’s bad Romance, which as about 100 spins behind LLWD and has an increase in that area

  111. It’s interesting to see the different spin totals in relation to chart positions on these mediabase boards. For instance, in the year-to-date, LLWD is listed as #8 song in terms on total spins on Hot AC stations, with a little more than 20,000 spins. But on the Pop chart, it is ranked as the #18 song in terms of spins, even though it has more than 30,000 spins in that format.

    The top song on Pop radio in terms of spins in year to date in Tik-Tok, with 93+K spins; compare that to the top country song, Jason Aldean’s The Truth, at 39+K spins, the top Hot AC song, Hey Soul Sister, at 31+K spins, the top AC song, You Belong with Me, at 16+K spins. What format your song is played in can have a lot to do with how successful it is!

  112. finally getting around to answering your question about whether LLWD can make Top 5 on HAC. Right now, it doesn’t look like it, as the songs ranked #1-#5 all have spin and bullet increases. It should pass Rob Thomas’s Someday and move back to the #6 spot, as Someday is losing spins rapidly. But in turn, LLWD could get jumped by Lady Gaga’s bad Romance, which as about 100 spins behind LLWD and has an increase in that area

    It would be really nice to see a top5 on HAC and top10 on pop40 before it peaks.

  113. I have a question. I just heard WWFM on a station in Tampa (HAC) that hasn’t added it. And they also talked about the Stripped version on their website. Will that spin count?

  114. Wow, you really value your coworkers singular opinion lol!

    Yup, I do. It’s the first year she hasn’t been excited about the show. Maybe she’s the only one, but it’s pretty funny to have her say to me almost the exact same thing RS article said. Judging by Jim, Lyndsey, etc… nobody seems excited about this year. If they aren’t feeling excited, who is?

  115. Is there a live stream for the SYTYCD show tonight (well tomorrow am for us)?

    What is so great about this site (besides the great articles and stuff) is that me getting up at 4am to watch Adam won’t be so strange to others here. Me staying up late to watch a possible live stream concert is not weird. We all love our favorites and it’s okay to do crazy stuff to watch their performances.

  116. … nobody seems excited about this year. If they aren’t feeling excited, who is?

    I’m really not. But it has happened before when I didn’t have a horse. I watch, but don’t vote. Season 3 and Season 6 and Season 9. I see a pattern.

  117. I have a question. I just heard WWFM on a station in Tampa (HAC) that hasn’t added it. And they also talked about the Stripped version on their website. Will that spin count?

    It might be a auto adding station that will add a song by spinning it.

  118. Yup, I do. It’s the first year she hasn’t been excited about the show. Maybe she’s the only one, but it’s pretty funny to have her say to me almost the exact same thing RS article said. Judging by Jim, Lyndsey, etc… nobody seems excited about this year. If they aren’t feeling excited, who is?

    Lyndsey Parker is a big fan of some of the girls this year, I don’t read Cantiello so I don’t know what he thinks. I have seen a lot of complaining about this season, but also a lot of people who didn’t enjoy last season and are enjoying this year. Also, everyone who is complaining seems to be parroting the same thing so I don’t know if that means they are all coming to the same opinion, or it is just some type of group think thing…

  119. sr4mjc:
    03/03/2010 at 7:08 pm
    … nobody seems excited about this year. If they aren’t feeling excited, who is?
    I’m really not. But it has happened before when I didn’t have a horse. I watch, but don’t vote. Season 3 and Season 6 and Season 9. I see a pattern.

    seeeeeeeeeeee? I said it was the curse if the threes!

  120. Maybe it just seem less excitement because I read everything on here and it seems a lot of articles are not enjoying this year. If I wasn’t on here and just heard my co-workers opinion maybe it wouldn’t carry as much weight. I don’t know.

  121. gangreen29 (this is a serious question)
    I’ve noticed you defend season 9 a lot(well,maybe defend is not the right word,but hopefully you know what I mean).Is that because you actually REALLY REALLY like this season or do you see some potential that should be given a chance or is it that you didn’t think season 8 and others were that great so you think this should be given a chance/it’s very interesting? Or something comletely different?

    Just curious…

  122. sytycda @AutumnAlston, correct! @adamlambert is performing with 6 x brilliant dancers, choreographed by the wonderful Ame’ Delves! 2NITE,8pm on TEN!
    4 minutes ago via web in reply to AutumnAlston
    Retweeted by LambertUK and 6 others

  123. gangreen29 (this is a serious question)
    I’ve noticed you defend season 9 a lot(well,maybe defend is not the right word,but hopefully you know what I mean).Is that because you actually REALLY REALLY like this season or do you see some potential that should be given a chance or is it that you didn’t think season 8 and others were that great so you think this should be given a chance/it’s very interesting? Or something comletely different?

    Just curious…

    It isn’t that I really like the season, I just think people need to give it a fair shot. It does bother me a bit that seasons that are so dominated by women tend to be trashed by a large portion of the audience, and I think that makes me a bit defensive.

  124. @adamlambert pls explain how dancers are going to fit in with WWFM? Or are you singing something else? We’re all ~speculating
    14 minutes ago via web in reply to adamlambert

    @fianlly2 that beat is perfect for choreography! The lyrics are so emotional- great for contemporary dance. Just you wait!
    8 minutes ago via Echofon in reply to fianlly2

  125. I WANT a gal to win.. my issue is that a good portion look like barbie dolls with weak vocals. They were casting for the complete package rather than just talent. Where are the chunky girls (I say this with kindness)? There is at least one or two each season.. these gals were brought on for their powerful vocals. They put looks above talent, while they seem to have casted more homely guys this season, for obvious reasons.

    People are quick to bitch about the pimping.. I think they should look at the casting first, before finding something to complain about. Manipulation starts with the casting, but everyone wants to ignore it.

  126. I appreciate that SYTYCD is all about the dancers but I hope they are very small and thin dancers who don’t block our view of Adam .. lol . or they dance behind him or to the side .. joking .. I know that it’s not all about him and the guest performer is often shoved in the background a bit or not on camera all the time in favour of the dancers which I guess is acceptable due to the nature of the show

    I too wondered about a live feed Lorismile . I’ve lost track of timezones trying to keep up with Adam’s appearances so I’ve no idea what time he’s due to perform UK time ..perhaps I should just go to bed and try and forget about it .. lol

  127. People are quick to bitch about the pimping.. I think they should look at the casting first, before finding something to complain about. Manipulation starts with the casting, but everyone wants to ignore it.

    Oh totally! That’s why I almost always know from the get go if I have a horse in the race. I don’t suddenly like someone’s voice that I didn’t like three weeks prior. Like I know without a doubt there is no way I’m going to suddenly like Haley’s voice no matter how long she stays in the competition. Sometimes you just go with your gut.

  128. Yo — if any of you plan to hit the slopes in Vail tomorrow, keep a wary eye out for these crazy peeps…

    katyallen
    # If you see a flash of yellow pink and orange out on the slopes tomorrow, you’ll know who it is http://twitpic.com/16glg4 32 minutes ago via Echofon

    evidently she skis but Kris snowboards…

  129. Billboard Hot 100

    Kris Allen’s LLWD #18, Let It Be #63.
    Adam’s WWFM #24
    Daughtry’s LAY #41
    Carrie’s TH #52
    Pickler’s DYKHMILY #97

    accoridng to @idolsnow

  130. Does anyone know why Tommy isnt with the band in Australia??? Kinda grown fond of them together.

  131. It isn’t that I really like the season, I just think people need to give it a fair shot. It does bother me a bit that seasons that are so dominated by women tend to be trashed by a large portion of the audience, and I think that makes me a bit defensive.

    I feel your defensiveness and I really feel ya on feeling protective of seasons where women dominate, or anything to do with women, actually. I’m a proud feminist. But as a feminist, if things suck, than things suck. I can’t say for this season, but if all way way around, the season is weaker and poorer, than it just it. As a woman who believes firmly and indeed ferevently in equality, that’s how equality works. Woman dominated or no, suck is suck and a season doesn’t get a pass just because it was sucked….while being dominated by a woman.

    Hopefully a really good female artist can arise from this season and be as good as the best selling Idols, who incidentally have been women. But in order for me to care about them beyond their having all X chromosomes, I have to like their music. I actively dislike Carrie’s music, for example, and I totally acknowledge she’s a really successful singer. So what? is my personal feeling on it. AI can be happy about her success all it wants. I’m not AI. I want music I can enjoy. People like Carrie and Jordin, don’t typically do it for me. On the other hand, either for Ruben or Taylor either. So it’s not a person’s gender, it’s the music they make.

    So I think it’s the right thing to judge a season by the music it’s creating.

    Wake me when this season has an Idol moment, regardless of the gender. That’s what I look for.

  132. Well heck, I can’t edit, but yes, I know my last entry’s English was not of goodness (yes, that was deliberate).

    Darn not editing and my ARP nature.

    And in Idol news, I think WWFM could make a good song for a dance. So sleep deprivation for Adam aside, I am looking forward to his being on SYTYCD –Australia.

  133. Jer

    It seems to have to do with cost Saga said earler in this thread that they already laid down the bass parts on a prerecorded backing track or something?

  134. more good news in terms on the Billboard charts:

    idolsnow

    #KRIS ALLEN’s album wins “Pacesetter” award on Billboard album chart for biggest percentage growth. “Kris Allen” rockets 154-82. 23 minutes ago via web

    #ALLISON IRAHETA’s “Just Like You” re-enters Billboard album chart at #186. 22 minutes ago via web

    #KRIS ALLEN’s “Let It Be” debuts on Hot Digital Songs chart at #29. This chart measures sales of paid digital downloads. 20 minutes ago via web

  135. Thanks, girlygirl. I was just going to post that.

    It’s kind of ironic after I read a whole bunch of negative stuff about Kris’s album sales today, to see his album getting the Pacesetter award for biggest percentage growth! I think I’ll go with Billboard’s opinion on this one!

  136. sytycda Check out ADAM LAMBERT’s band stuff! Loving the orange amps!! Performance on 8pm, 2nite! http://yfrog.com/5dqnetj http://yfrog.com/j0ntjj
    19 minutes ago via Tweetie

    sytycda To all @adamlambert fans outside of the US – am working hard to get permission for you to view the performance! will let u know if possible!
    2 minutes ago via web

    AdamsAussies @adamlambert @monterrific @longineu and Camila, Welcome to Australia! We know you will enjoy it here, cant wait to see u!
    about 1 hours ago via web

  137. thanks girlygirl for the Billboard charts news!

    Love to read that KATA won the ‘pacesetter’ award. It really tells about the potential of that album

  138. Saturday, March 6, 2010 10:00PM Sydney [Saturday, March 6, 2010 6:00AM USA ET]
    Adam will be perfroming at The Mardi Gras Party at 10:00PM. Most likely a 5 or 6 song set.

    I didn’t know that it was going to be a 5 or 6 song set! I bet Adam is so excited. That will be a HUGE audience! Awesome!

  139. tiger92
    “I didn’t know that it was going to be a 5 or 6 song set! I bet Adam is so excited. That will be a HUGE audience! Awesome!”

    I am so happy for him. I bet he won’t get a lot of sleep in between performances, interviews and maybe a little partying.

  140. Thanks girlygirl for all the Kris news. Much appreciated.

    Kris, have fun at Vail, but please be carefull and don’t scratch that beautiful face.

  141. luvadamlambert:
    03/03/2010 at 10:28 pm
    aladam,is there a YouTube link for that? And YAY mardi GRAS!!! I’m expecting OTT!!

    Me too luv! I have a feeling we may see the most wild (Zodiacish) Adam yet!! He looks so excited in that short video clip!!!

  142. @sytycda: ADAM LAMBERT HAS LEFT THE SET! Thanks @adamlambert for an amazing performance – def. the best guest performer we’ve had on …

  143. Australian itunes bump has begun;

    WWFM (from Album) is up to #66 on iTunes. (was at #122 this afternoon).
    WWFM single is at #148 (wasn’t charting this afternoon)
    FYE (album) is at #12 on Australian iTunes and is only standard release version (not int one out tomorrow) – it was at #196 at 5.30 this afternoon – that is a 136 place jump in 4 hours…

  144. I also read they had a 2 female/male and 1 male/male couple dancing to WWFM.

  145. Here is someone’s rough translation of the Japan promo:

    Adam Lambert Japan Debut Concert – Special Event 10 pair (20 places) invitation only
    (Closing 8th March “10:00am)

    Storming in US – The sensational voice, fearless personality and everything is unique and awesome

    Adam Lambert – God of Entertainment (I think this is CD title – meant to be FYE)

    Acclaimed super vocalist with a voice of God – Adam Lambert.
    His debut album For Your Entertainment has debuted at No 3 in US will be released on 10th March here in Japan!
    Adam will be visiting Japan for his CD promotion in middle of March and the special concert is scheduled to appreciate him.
    Here is the opportunity to win the place at this special event. 10 pairs will be won!
    Not only USA but whole world is anticipating arrival of new international super star Adam Lambert
    Your chance to witness the greatness of his unbelievable vocal and super sexy glam look before world discovers

  146. I love that he’s going to he ‘sparkly’ for Mardi Gras! Of course you are Adam, you’d stick out if you weren’t!

    Is the jacket he’s wearing on SYTYCD the same from the Sebree photo shoot?

  147. So they must have used a local bass player? Tommy should have been there…he’s a great look for the band and I think the Aussies would have loved him. Really think they should have taken him on this trip. :(

  148. oh he sounded really good and the dancers were great! So glad to see the nice bump he is getting there!

    Your chance to witness the greatness of his unbelievable vocal and super sexy glam look before world discovers

    :-)

  149. Good update! #17!

    POP:
    19 17 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 4336 4019 317 29.487
    +77 Spins
    +20 Bullet
    +0.327 AI

    HAC:
    20 19 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 1423 1218 205 7.304
    +41 Spins
    +15 Bullet
    +0.096 AI

  150. I think that’s the best WWFM yet! How does he do it with the jet lag and all? And Monte’s boots!

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