Idol Headlines for 03/06/10

A Sneak Peek as Hair’s New Cast Goes from Rehearsal Room to Theater!

Check out the photo gallery featuring Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo

American Idol 2010 Results And Season 9 Odds After Eliminations

As we expected, American Idol 2010 contestant Crystal Bowersox has taken over the lead as the probable season 9 winner according to the reality show betting odds currently up at BoDog Sportsbook. After dealing with a hospital visit related to her juvenile diabetes, Bowersox wowed the American Idol judges once again on Thursday’s episode, and those positive results have her as the 4/1 favorite. For those not familiar with how American Idol odds work, a bet on Bowersox at 4/1 will pay off the amount you wagered plus 4 times that amount.

After the elimination results came in, the 2010 American Idol odds switched around quite a bit for nearly every one of the remaining top 16 contestants. Lee Dewyze made the largest move and is now listed at 4.5/1 after being one of the long shots when the top 24 contestants were announced. Dewyze surprised everyone with his performance on the Wednesday audition episode, and the judges seemed to think that his voice was tailor-made for the radio.

Andrew Garcia is still one of the top-rated American Idol contestants remaining, but the 2010 season favorite since the top 24 was announced has now fallen back to 6/1 odds.

The Online Wire

SomethingPitchy Broadcast: We’ve Got to Admit It’s Getting Better

This week, SomethingPitchy welcomed back Rickey of and Rae Votta of AOL Music to talk all about the highs (Crystal Bowersox!) — and lows (Jermaine Sellers!) — of the ‘Idol’ top 20.

Also joining us today were Andie Taylor of and, via Skype, MJ Santilli of MJ’sBigBlog.

Watch the broadcast below, then give your own thoughts on who rocked it and, well, who didn’t.


Via IdolsNow:

SYESHA MERCADO gets a backstage visit tonight from AI9’s TODRICK HALL at “Dreamgirls” at the Ahmanson:

Idols Now

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Booted ‘Idol’ singer: I’m sending Simon a Bible

LOS ANGELES – Church singer Jermaine Sellers was one of four contenders eliminated on “American Idol” March 4, but he plans to send British judge Simon Cowell a reverse parting gift.

“I’m gonna send him a Bible, ” the 27-year-old Joliet, Ill., singer told’s Laura Saltman on Friday.

In fact, after receiving criticism for his performance of Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” on Tuesday, Sellers suggested to Cowell he should come to church with him, something the British judge said he would do. And while there are no immediate plans to make that happen, Sellers is hoping Cowell can bring a little church into his heart.


‘Unplugged’ to Return to MTV, Courtesy Starburst

LOS ANGELES ( — MTV Networks is re-amplifying its “Unplugged” franchise.

This time around, “Unplugged” is a multiplatform branded-entertainment vehicle for Starburst, which will sponsor the concert series’ revival across cable siblings MTV, VH1 and CMT and their respective websites, as well as use the series as branded content for and VH1 Mobile.

A variety of bands spanning different musical genres will perform on their corresponding network, starting with Adam Lambert on VH1 on March 10, Phoenix on MTV and Reba McEntire on CMT.

Each “Unplugged” performance will feature an unexpected cover song or other contradictory musical moment to sync up with Starburst’s tagline “It’s a juicy contradiction.” Starburst’s media agency, MediaVest, part of Publicis Groupe, helped create the sponsorship, which will last through August across eight episodes.


Adam Lambert ready to rock after George Michael, Kelly Rowland at Mardi Gras party

AMERICAN Idol sensation Adam Lambert won’t be suffering any nerves following British pop superstar George Michael at the 2010 Mardi Gras Party.

Lambert will be the closing act at the annual shindig — going on at the very unrock time of 7.45 tomorrow morning.

“There’s a couple of hours between us and my costume will be flashier and I will definitely be wearing more make-up than him, ” Lambert joked.

“But I know I am the new kid on the block, I’m so excited.”

Adam Lambert & Sam Sparro’s “Voodoo” Is Magic

“Voodoo”–the sexxxy bonus track on international editions of Adam Lambert’s For Your Entertainment album, co-written by the incomparable Australian electropop star Sam “Black & Gold” Sparro–is finally out after months of speculation and salivation. And it was worth the wait. “Voodoo” casts a seductive spell indeed.

Hollywood’s leading ladies coming to Capitol Hill next week

Following on the (stiletto) heels of Sunday night’s Oscar awards, three of Hollywood’s most head-turning A-list actresses are heading to Capitol Hill next week to lobby Congress for issues important to women around the world.

Kerry Washington will be in town Monday to celebrate International Women’s Day at the White House, where she’ll be joined by musician Katharine McPhee and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

Washington Scene

Taylor Swift lives the fairy tale at Amway Arena

You can call Taylor Swift a country star, for now, but looking around at the glowstick-fueled hysteria at one of her concerts, it looks more like the return of teen-pop madness.

Fresh from her best-album win at the Grammys, Swift unveiled her Fearless 2010 Tour for a packed house of the screaming faithful on Friday at Amway Arena. Although the headliner and her two opening acts, generic country- pop band Gloriana and American Idol alum Kellie Pickler, often asked where “all my girls are, ” they must not have been looking too carefully:

Orlando Sentinel

Simon Cowell can’t use an ipod

Simon Cowell may be one the world’s biggest music moguls but the X Factor boss has confessed that he is flummoxed by technology.

The 50-year-old impresario has admitted that he is unable to listen to hit records by his own artists on his ipod.

Cowell made the astonishing confession during his chat to former newspaper editor Piers Morgan for his Life Stories show.

Simon told Morgan: “I keep getting given iPods and I don’t know how to use them.”

Simon Cowell wants an extra £3million

Simon Cowell has reportedly decided that the next series of The X Factor needs a £3million increase in its budget. The music mogul has told ITV bosses that he needs an extra £300, 000 for each of the ten live rounds.

It is claimed that the music mogul will put the figures to the ITV producers when they visit his home in Los Angeles in a couple of weeks.

Simon will also take the opportunity to discuss changes to the format of the show for the next 2010 series.

A source told the Daily Mirror: “Simon has said he will sign but the details must be right. It’s about making the show better each year.”

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