Idol Headlines for 03/13/10 – The Afternoon Edition

Idol Inferno: Notes on the Top 12 Party on the Top 12

Last night was the second holiest night on the American Idol calendar; the declaration of the Top 12 and, perhaps, more importantly, the Top 12 party.

Top 12 night is as previously mentioned, that magic threshold from where humble dreamers emerge as titans, warriors of song whose names will resound through our annals forevermore.

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Dish Of Salt: Friday TV Dish (Top 12 ‘Idol’ Tidbits From The Top 12 Party)

LOS ANGELES, Calif. —

Last night was my first chance to meet the Top 12 contestants on “American Idol.” After getting to know them a little bit and getting to know their personalities, I can tell you that my favorites now are Michael Lynche, Crystal Bowersox, Lacey Brown and Andrew Garcia. I learned some interesting little tidbits from each contestant and today I present my Top 12 top tidbits from the Top 12 party.

Access Hollywood

‘American Idol’: Memorable moments from season 9 to season 1

From Kara DioGuardi competing with Katrina Darrell to Paula Abdul’s stalker, here are ‘American Idol’s’ most memorable moments.

Michael Lynche performs ‘This Woman’s Work’

Michael Lynche was known to be the frontrunner for the men in season 9, but it was his performance of ‘This Woman’s Work’ that got him into the Top 12 and the judges’ hearts. Simon Cowell called it the best performance in the show’s history and Kara DioGuardi cried.

New York Daily News

EXCLUSIVE: American Idol’s Crystal Bowersox’s S & M Aunt Whipping-Up Support

Bowersox’s leather-clad aunt from Toledo, Ohio – who goes by the name Sweet2u on Fetlife.com and who describes herself as a 54-year-old submissive who is looking for a lifetime relationship – agrees and just like Simon Cowell she has been gushing about Crystal’s achievements on AI.

She Wrote on a Forum page:

“Hey guys if you watch idol I have a niece named Crystal Bowersox who has made it to the finals, wwooo hhoo. She is pretty and has dred-locks. you can see and hear her on UTUBE and go to Crystal Bowersox music. If you think she deserves it please vote for her, she has worked very hard to get this far and I am so very proud of her.”

RadarOnline

EXCLUSIVE: American Idol Star Crystal Bowersox’s Baby Daddy Revealed

American Idol’s Crystal Bowersox emerged early as one of the favorites to go all the way and win the show, but much about the dreadlocked hippie style singer remains a mystery. Well, RadarOnline.com can answer one burning question, who the father of her baby boy is.

RadarOnline

Carrie Underwood @ Times Union Center, 3/12/10

In many ways the most successful of the American Idol alumni, country Carrie Underwood will assuredly have the must longevity, as country crowds are historically more loyal, and the shelf life of pop stars seems to shorten each decade. Already, the young Checotah, Oklahoma singer has won Grammys, been inducted in the Grand Ole Opry and gone multi-platinum.

In Albany, Underwood arrived (finally, after a lengthy delay opening the doors) looking very much the All-American girl, albeit glammed up in sparkly white jacket, as she rose up center-stage on a fancy couch and dove into “Country Casanova.”

Times Union

Carrie Underwood’s so good, she doesn’t need the fancy stage effects

Considering her booming voice and cover-girl looks, if there’s anyone in the country music business who doesn’t need special effects or high-tech wizardry to please a crowd it’s Carrie Underwood.

Give this ”American Idol” a microphone, a band and a playlist of songs and that’s a night of entertainment.

But Thursday night when she opened her ”Play On” tour at Reading’s Sovereign Center before a sellout crowd of more than 7, 000, Underwood seemed determined to give the audience much more than her music.

McCall

Murray High School Sets Up David Archuleta Music Scholarship

The David Archuleta Music Scholarship was created in February of 2010 to provide musically inclined, outstandingly dedicated Murray High School students with the funds to strive for musical achievements in an instructional establishment of higher education. Each year one scholarship will be awarded to a senior student from Murray High School in Murray, Utah to fund their music dreams.

For more information, check out DavidArchuletaMusicScholarship.org.

Just Jared Jr.

Scott MacIntyre: The Best Part of ‘American Idol’ Is Getting Voted Off

Scott MacIntyre is returning to familiar turf to perform a duet on ‘American Idol, ‘ just as the show announces season 9’s Top 12 finalists. MacIntyre, who finished eighth in season 8 after singing Survivor’s ‘The Search Is Over, ‘ is vision-impaired, and both his story and his musical chops won him admiration and a nation full of fans.

Television.AOL.COM

Anna Wilson And American Idol’s Matt Giraud’s “YOU DON’T KNOW ME” Impacts iTunes Jazz Chart At #1

PR Log (Press Release) – Mar 12, 2010 – Giraud not only provided a powerhouse performance, but he also plugged his current single, “You Don’t Know Me”, which he recorded with jazz singer/songwriter Anna Wilson. Wilson and Giraud’s version of this classic song currently sits at #1 on the iTunes jazz chart and inside their Top 200 singles chart for all genres and will appear on Anna Wilson’s highly anticipated jazz album, COUNTRYPOLITAN DUETS, later this year.

To view video click on the following link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfOwifSuSoU.

PRLog.org

Dancing with the Spartans

Eight teachers from Oak Lawn Community High School teamed with four professionals from Tinley Park’s Heart and Sole Dance school to raise money for the Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy organization.

The judges were Oak Lawn High senior Khalia McLaurin, award-winning choreographer Scott Blevins and former “American Idol” contestant Gina Glocksen, who also performed during the second half of the show. After speaking about each performance, the judges held up cards rating the dancers.

Southtownstar.com

IPPA Chips in to Raise Money for Foster Children’s Charity on Oscar Night

Beverly Hills, Calif. (PRWEB) March 13, 2010 — The stars came out Sunday on Hollywood’s biggest night to raise money and awareness for foster children at the 11th annual Children Uniting Nations Awards Celebration and After Party presented by The Hollywood Reporter and TV Guide Magazine at the Beverly Hilton’s International Ballroom. The International Poker Players Association (IPPA) followed up with great celebrity poker to help raise money for the cause.

The red carpet featured famous faces from music, television, film and poker. “American Idol” finalist and recording artist Kimberly Caldwell, ’80s pop star Debbie Gibson, and music legends Chaka Khan and Freda Payne, along with TV stars Jimmy Jean-Louis, Daphne Zuniga, James Pickens Jr. & Gloria Garayua and film stars Samm Levine, Rosanna Arquette and Brandon Molale all spoke with more than 45 media outlets representing seven countries about the important work of Children Uniting Nations.

PR Web

Audition to buy Kara DioGuardi’s house

Prolific songwriter and ” American Idol” judge Kara DioGuardi’s Spanish-style home in the Hollywood Hills is on the market at $1, 649, 000.

The gated house, built in 1964, has city and canyon views, wood-beamed ceilings, an open floor plan, extensive decks and a spa. Three bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms sit in 3, 400 square feet. She added an outdoor cedar sauna to give the secluded property a spa-like feel. The guest unit has its own entrance, living room, kitchen and bathroom.

LA Times

Names and Faces: Sean Penn, Tara Palmeri, Paula Abdul, Aaron Schock

Spotted: Former “American Idol” judge Paula Abdul and Rep. Aaron Schock at a National Young Leaders Conference event on the Hill on Thursday (the Illinois Republican was an NYLC participant back in high school). . . . Stevie Wonder at Blues Alley on Thursday night. He stopped in to see saxophonist Najee and jumped onstage for two songs. . . . Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (both in suits) having a two-hour dinner at Rasika on Thursday night.

Washington Post

Ex-‘Idol’ exec: Elton John best to replace Simon

LOS ANGELES – If you ask former “American Idol” executive producer Nigel Lythgoe, there’s only one candidate who can replace Simon Cowell after the longtime judge’s departure – Elton John.

“He’s absolutely it, ” Nigel told The Hollywood Reporter’s Showbiz 411 blog of the legendary British rock pianist.

Nigel left “Idol” prior to Season 8. The show is now in the midst of its ninth season, with Simon due to leave the show upon its conclusion and his replacement still up in the air.

MSNBC

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29 Comments

  1. Yay for Anna and Matt back at #1 on ITUNES jazz. I saw it go up to #140 on the overall ITUNES single chart yesterday. Another AI bump.

  2. Yikes! Radaronline – take that off! Don’t they have any sense of decency snooping around people’s past?? I mean, Crystal is just a contestant and not even a mega star yet. Did they really have to go digging up who the father was anyway? No one was asking!!!

  3. And OMG – Siobhan is singing Paint it black! That’s a really hard song!! I bet she’s gonna belt!

  4. MJ, do you think there’s any chance Elton John would really agree to do Idol? Because that would be amazing. (Or maybe Nigel is just trying to set up whoever ends up being Simon’s replacement as a disappointment?)

  5. Gawd poor Crystal. Talk about “Attack of the Embarrassing Relatives.”

  6. Probably old news but this is from the Chart Watch column at Billboard:

    “Danny Gokey is the third contestant from American Idol’s Season 8 cast to land in the top 15, following Kris Allen (who hit #11) and Adam Lambert (who reached #3). While Gokey debuted higher on the chart than Allen did, Allen sold more copies in his first week (80,000, compared to 65,000 for Gokey). The reason? Album sales are heavier in November, when Allen debuted, than they are in March..

    This is the first season in which three or more contestants reached the top 15 with their debut albums since Season 5, when six cast members scored. (In fact, they all reached the top 10.) They were Taylor Hicks, Katharine McPhee, Elliott Yamin, Chris Daughtry, Kellie Pickler and Bucky Covington. In only one other season did three contestants make the top 15 with their debut albums. In Season 3, Ruben Studdard, Clay Aiken and Josh Gracin all reached that level of success..”

    It does a nice job of comparing season. S5 had six Idols in the 10 while S2 and S8 both had three chart in the top 15. BB gets Ruben’s season wrong. ;)

  7. Yikes! Radaronline – take that off! Don’t they have any sense of decency snooping around people’s past?? I mean, Crystal is just a contestant and not even a mega star yet. Did they really have to go digging up who the father was anyway? No one was asking!!!

    Who cares? She had a relationship with someone and now the relationship is over. He went back to another country to take care of prior responsibilities. Crystal loves her baby and is a good mother.
    OMG!!!! What a terrible person she is.
    Oh…and her aunt is into S&M. So, is this the best they can come up with? Yawn.

  8. Poor Crystal to have to deal with this kind of crap. I mean, who cares?

    At least she’s in the bubble now, so she can miss seeing it all for a while. Hopefully for a long time.

  9. This is the first season in which three or more contestants reached the top 15 with their debut albums since Season 5, when six cast members scored. (In fact, they all reached the top 10.) They were Taylor Hicks, Katharine McPhee, Elliott Yamin, Chris Daughtry, Kellie Pickler and Bucky Covington. In only one other season did three contestants make the top 15 with their debut albums. In Season 3, Ruben Studdard, Clay Aiken and Josh Gracin all reached that level of success..”

    wow… quite a discrepancy on that one season… impressive.

    ETA: Why is radaronline after Bowersox?

  10. I don’t think they’re after her. She’s the frontrunner on Idol and people are interested in gossip about her. The aunt story is just weird and I doubt anyone would care. So far the scandals for S9 are pretty mild.

  11. I hope this is because she’s a fan of the show and not performing

    keshasuxx
    Party time american idol woot t minus 3 dayz

  12. There’s nothing very interesting about either of those ‘scoops’ radaronline, fail. I guess that’s the best they can come up with.

    Even Casey has mugshots in Star Magazine

  13. Who cares what Radaronline says, it wasn’t really mean and I doubt if anyone gives a rip.

  14. Thanks for the review of Carrie’s concert in Reading, PA. A very old friend was there and she RAVED about it. She said it was the most amazing concert she had ever been to. That’s saying a lot. This friend spends $3,000/year going to concerts.

    While she mentioned all the spectacular effects and costumes, what made it the most amazing was Carrie’s voice. She said she’s never heard anyone sing so strong and perfectly from start to finish.

    Go Carrie!


    That is very cool that Siobhan will be doing ‘Paint It Black’. That’s the song I was hoping she’d sing. I’ll bet she knocks it out of the park. Of course I’m already anticipating Simon or someone saying ‘It’s all a bit dreary. You should have chosen something more [stock catch phrase here].


    Thanks a lot Radar Online. Now we know that Crystal prefers men … named Tony, and has a kinky aunt. We’ll all sleep better with that news.

  15. Well I learned last year that they will dig up anything in a contestants past. They are on the biggest show on American TV. They can’t expect to keep their private life private. The bad part is since they don’t talk to the press, they can’t address this stuff head on.

  16. Yeah, I think by now you have to know that if you go on this show and there is any dirt on you at all – it’s coming out! Nothing real exciting so far, hopefully it’ll stay that way.

  17. In Season 7 I saw sites that had dug out details of David Cook’s parents’ divorce. It is disgusting that these kids’ lives are subject to the tabloid vultures.

  18. For any DC fans….R & K is showing a repeat of the Novemeber show with DC&TA on March 23.

  19. Did anyone else find the NY Daily News Memorable Moments thing more than a little odd? Most of it was about scandal, but they misquoted Simon as saying Mike Lynch’s performance was the greatest ever on Idol, and it was the only performance in the whole list. I know he praised him and might have said it was the best of the year, but not for all years.

  20. Did anyone else find the NY Daily News Memorable Moments thing more than a little odd?

    Yes. I was thinking – oh, cool, another list! And then it was… junk!

  21. I haven’t been following this season of Idol very closely but the mention of someone doing Paint It Black has me intrigued. That’s my very favorite song by the Stones. Also guess I gotta watch Ke$ha on there since Adam likes her so much.

    This is a little off-topic but it kind of fits in. Last weekend I took my mom to Nashville to visit relatives for a few days. I had not heard Whataya Want From Me on the radio except on Open House Party several months ago. We were driving back thru Birmingham and listening to the Top 8 at 8. Kesha was voted in at #7 with Tic Toc. All of a sudden Adam came on with WWFM at #6. Then Ke$ha was back on at #5 with Blah, Blah, Blah. I couldn’t help smiling–first hearing Adam on the countdown–then thinking about the Adam-Ke$ha sandwich.

  22. I thought the NY Daily News list was odd too. Then I clicked another of their lists on that page, 10 worst idol contestants ever, or something like that; they included Jason Castro, Clay Aiken, Taylor Hicks, Katherine McPhee and Kellie Pickler. WTH? At least they also included Sanjaya and Antonella.

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