Idol Headlines for 03/18/10

‘Glee’ cast to visit the ‘Oprah Winfrey Show’

First the President, now Oprah?

“Glee” is officially the “It” show of the moment.

Zap2it has confirmed that Jane Lynch, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Matthew Morrison and creator Ryan Murphy will appear on “Oprah”‘s April 7 episode.

Additional cast members are TBD, but Dijon Talton (Matt) just tweeted his excitement over the Oprah announcement, so it’s possible he’ll be in attendance as well.

Zap2it

Chart Beat Thursday: Rihanna, Ludacris, Timbaland

CHART BEAT BITS: As this season of “American Idol” reduces its field of contestants to 11, last year’s champ achieves a first on the Pop Songs chart. Rising 11-10 with “Live Like We’re Dying, ” Kris Allen becomes the show’s first male winner to enter the tally’s top 10. He joins previous champs Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Jordin Sparks in reaching the chart’s top tier. (Current contestant Didi Benami likely introduced many to the melodic “Play With Fire” Tuesday. As a b-side to the No. 9-peaking “The Last Time, ” the Rolling Stones’ original peaked at No. 96 on the Hot 100 in 1965 …)

Billboard.com

Mum’s the word about Ryan Seacrest’s Twitter spoiler, as ‘American Idol’ ratings drop

It’s been 17 hours since Ryan Seacrest spoiled the outcome of last night’s “American Idol” elimination for the West Coast. (Nice knowin’ ya, Lacey!)

His actions, at least, ignited a Twitter revolt, and at most, sunk ratings for the show to an all-time low. Of course, for “Idol” that means 20 million viewers still tuned in to watch someone get the boot, a bigger audience than anything else on Wednesday night.

Despite fan outrage, and having possibly sunk ratings, Seacrest didn’t mention his rather large snafu on his morning radio show Thursday, nor has he tweeted an apology.

LA Times

Allison Iraheta and Anoop Desai will be part of a Night at Sardi’s

Allison Irheta and Anoop Desai will be part of A Night at Sardi’s benefit for the Alzheimer’s Association, in Los Angeles, CA tonight. “I get to sing a little with my hermanita, @allisoniraheta”

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‘American Idol’ In 60 Seconds: Lacey Brown Joins The 12er Club

“American Idol” in 60 Seconds has fast become an MTV News institution, but it goes by so fast that it’s not always easy to catch every golden nugget. So, here we present to you Jim Cantiello’s bite-size recap of this week’s “Idol” high jinks.

MTV

‘American Idol’: On the scene at the Top 12 results night — you could cut the tension with a body pillow!

At the ad break, Paige and Tim made what appeared to be some pleasant small talk. Ryan mumbled “Accio Orianthi’s Band Equipment!” and it began to swiftly ensconce itself on the stage. Lee and Andrew entered into what looked like a rather serious discussion. And Crystal Bowersox began an animated conversation with one of the bald bodyguards who step to the lip of the stage in front of the velvet benches of safety at every ad break.

This conversation, in fact, would last practically the entire night, and it mystified me. In break after break, Crystal would point to someone or something out in the audience ’round about where her official friends contingent was sitting. The bodyguard would nod and look stern and slightly aggrieved.

Entertainment Weekly

Idol Meter methodology

Song choice: Choosing the right song is key to Idol success, right up there with performing it ably. Contestants can go wrong picking a song too closely identified with a previous Idol, too old or unfamiliar, too worn-out or just plain unsuited for their voices. WhatNotToSing.com is dedicated to building a database that documents which songs work (or don’t work) and will join us in determining the best and worst song choices. Inspired choices get 10 points, suitable selections get 5, damaging picks receive a minus 5 or minus 10, and indifferent choices get zero.

USA Today

‘Drop Dead Diva’ taps even more star power for season two!

Last season, the ground, gut and rule-breaking series “Drop Dead Diva” set the guest star bar pretty high — Liza Minnelli, Paula Abdul, Delta Burke, Tim Gunn, Kathy Najimy, Rosie O’Donnell and Nia Vardalos were just a few of the famous faces involved with Jane’s cases.

Well, season two just spun up production and the stars keep shining on Lifetime’s addictive series. Not only will Paula Abdul return for the season premiere on June 6, but she will razzle dazzle ya in a dance number choreographed by “So You Think You Can Dance’s” Tyce Diorio.

NY Post

‘American Idol’ recap: Sympathy for the Bedeviled

American Idol loyalists eager to defend the righteousness of the nation’s most popular singing competition received an unexpected gift during tonight’s results-show telecast: The juxtaposition of dishy season 7 champ David Cook and a bedraggled Lady Gaga impersonator/current chart topper. Yes indeed, on one hand we had Cookie paying tribute to the Rolling Stones with a tight, energetic ”Jumpin’ Jack Flash.” On the other, we had something called a ”Ke$ha” stomping around the stage in ungainly fashion, cavorting with a troupe of dancing TV sets, and capping her performance by inexplicably donning a Native American headdress.

Entertainment Weekly

‘Idol’ results show: Minute by minute

Wednesday’s “American Idol” was a jam-packed episode. Not only were there 12 contestant verdicts to get through in an hour, Season 7 winner David Cook also performed along with master shredder Orianthi (more on her “Idol” experience here) and dance-floor diva Ke$ha, featuring members of 3Oh3. To match the frenetic pace, here’s our minute-by-minute rundown from inside the “Idol”-dome.

LA Times

Adios! ‘Idol’ boots group act, cuts right singer

After the wackiness of last week’s semifinal round that saw Lilly Scott among the surprising eliminations, it was a relief that there were no big shocks in this week’s “American Idol” voting.

It’s hard to argue with Lacey Brown getting sent home, or the judges’ refusal to use their save on her. She wasn’t great this week and never really found her rhythm while on the show. And if she wasn’t really the worst performer this week, she also wasn’t close to being the best.

MSNBC

‘American Idol’ Does Not Use Its Newfound Life Preserver

Tonight on ‘American Idol‘ Lacey Brown, the 24-year-old Texan with the La Roux looks and the tremulous voice, was sent home after last night’s too-perky take on “Ruby Tuesday.” Sure, it was only the second-worst performance of ‘Idol’’s inaugural (and one hopes final) Rolling Stones night. But Tim Urban, whose frat-house meditation on “Under My Thumb” still unnerves me 24 hours after he debuted it on TV, has the advantage of being a cute boy, which has seemed to be a very helpful factor when it comes to saving less-than-deserving ‘Idol’ contestants in recent years.

Fancast

‘American Idol’ Top 12 Results: Lacey Comes Unlaced

OK, really now, no one was shocked, maybe not even Lacey herself, since she was the odds-on favorite to get cut, and anyone who’s been following the show this season knows her lackluster performances never lived up to her early promise. Actually, I believe that with the right material and production, Lacey still could be a successful recording artist–she’s got the image, the charm, the poise, and a unique tone to her voice. But “American Idol” clearly is not the ideal forum for her. Maybe the judges were right after all to pass her over when she auditioned for “Idol” the first time, in Season 8. Either way, the voters certainly got it right this time, unlike last week.

Yahoo.com

Ryan Seacrest spoiler ignites Twitter revolt

“American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest may have tweeted himself into a heap of trouble. Soon after Wednesday night’s elimination show, which was broadcast live from the West Coast starting at 6 p.m. PDT, Ryan announced to his more than 3 million Twitter followers who the guests were for Thursday morning’s edition of KIIS FM’s “On-Air with Ryan Seacrest:” Orianthi, David Cook and “tonight’s voted off-idol lacey brown.”

Only problem is, at the time he tweeted (just after 7 p.m.), “Idol” had yet to air in Los Angeles or anywhere else on the West Coast. No strangers to the perils of spoilers, PDT tweeters were, in a word, peeved.

LA Times

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/americanidoltracker/2010/03/ryan-seacrest-spoiler-ignites-twitter-revolt.html

Elliston’s ‘Idol’ moves on to next round

ELLISTON — Plenty of fans and supporters came to a local church to cheer for a local star on Wednesday night.

Organizers prepared for about 75 people to come to the fellowship hall at Trinity United Church of Christ to watch Crystal Bowersox on the “American Idol” results show.

About 120 people came, many dressed in red T-shirts that read “Crystal Bowersox Our American Idol” on the front and “Elliston Ohio supports Crystal Bowersox and I do, too” on the back.

Port Clinton News Herald

Siobhan Magnus’ Gorey tattoo generates buzz

If Simon Cowell considers Marstons Mills singing sensation Siobhan Magnus a “funny little thing, ” he ought to check out the Gorey story behind the tattoo on her arm.

Last night, Magnus, a 2008 graduate of Barnstable High school, advanced to the next round in the popular “American Idol” singing competition, which is good news for Edward Gorey groupies.

Inked on Magnus’ right shoulder is an image from the cover of Gorey’s legendary book “The Gashlycrumb Tinies.”

The late author and illustrator spent his last 15 years in Yarmouthport, where the Edward Gorey House is located.

Capecodonline

Kellie Pickler ‘Makin’ Me Fall in Love Again’ — New Song

Makin’ Me fall in Love Again’ is Kellie Pickler’s fourth single off her 2008 self-titled album. Penned by Karyn Rochelle, James T. Slater and Shane Stevens, the ballad has Pickler singing about simply being in love: “Oh and I gotta tell ya, there’s nothin’ better / You and me together, workin’ on forever / Everyday with you is always somethin’ new.”

AOL Radio.com

Kellie Pickler – “Makin’ Me Fall In Love Again”

Songwriters: Karyn Rochelle, James T. Slater and Shane Stevens.

Kellie Pickler may be yet another blonde American Idol castoff harboring thick dreams and thin technical talent, but there’s more to her growing stature as a genuine country star than her bombshell looks and bubbly personality. Indeed, Picker’s approach to selecting music has, with only a couple of exceptions, been superb; she’s avoided the trap of picking songs she can’t sing, instead seeking out quirky material that fits her character.

THe 9513

Which ‘Idol’ Wants a Date With Kate Gosselin?

… None other than the Soul Patrol himself, Mr. Taylor Hicks, would told me straight-up he’d love to get his chance to woo the original octomom.

Taylor and I were having drinks the other night in New York City (you’ve got to love a dude who still drinks Bud in a champagne-sipping crowd) when the topic of Kate Gosselin came up.

“I would totally date her, ” Taylor told me. “I have always said I wanted nine kids, so it would be perfect!”

Popeater

Kati Garbi & The Shirelles to Perform at Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund 19th Anniversary Gala Honoring George Eads & James Orphanides

Scholarship presenters will include Fox News anchor Ernie Anastos, CBS News anchor Alexis Christoforous, Guiding Light star Frank Dicopoulos Fox-5 meteorologist Nick Gregory, CSI:NY star Melina Kanakaredes, Iron Chef Cat Cora, Dancing with the Stars Gilles Marini, American Idols Constantine Maroulis and Judge Nicholas Tsoucalas. Over 1200 people are expected to attend as the HTSF awards scholarships to Greek-American students from across the country. To date, the HTSF has awarded over $1.7 Million Dollars to over 700 students.

Hellenic News

PAST-IDOLS INTERVIEW SERIES: KRISTEN MCNAMARA

In Season 8 of American Idol we saw outstanding talent fall by the wayside with the likeness of Felicia Barton, Ju’Not Joyner, Brent Keith and Ricky Braddy. Among that list is the beautiful and talented Kristen McNamara, the big voice bombshell, who unfortunately is best known for her drama-full antics with her group members during the Hollywood rounds.

One of the best things about Kristen is how unrestrained she is. She doesn’t sugercoat
anything for you. In this interview about her time on Idol and her future plans with her fellow contestants Tatiana del Toro and Nick “Normund Gentile” Mitchell and their upcoming reality show pilot, Kristen lays it all out. She speaks about her being pushed to be something she wasn’t by the judges, one of which is a country singer, which she is not anymore.

Awards Circuit

Kara DioGuardi Covers ‘Women’s Health’ April 2010

Kara DioGuardi shows off her toned tummy on the cover of Women’s Health magazine’s April 2010 issue.

The 39-year-old American Idol judge and songwriter dished on the stories of songs she’s written or collaborated on. Check it:

Just Jared

American Idol’s Top 12 Take on the Rolling Stones

Gina Glocksen, American Idol’s “rocker chick” from season six and BettyConfidential’s resident expert, weighs in on the good, the bad, and the downright horrible from last night’s show.

Betty Confidential

Simon’s girls

Now that Simon Cowell doesn’t have Paula Abdul to push around anymore, he’s filled the void with Kara DioGuardi.

This week, during the first night of finals competition, Simon just couldn’t help himself as he started needling Kara, taking potshots at her commentary and trying to get a rise out of her — just like he used to do with his old sparring partner Abdul.

The telling moment Tuesday was when he interrupted DioGuardi as she complained that Andrew Garcia’s performance of “Gimme Shelter” didn’t capture the Rolling Stones’ original war theme.

NY Post

‘Glee’: Chris Colfer says Kurt will pursue his love for Finn to the max

In the clip below, Colfer says Kurt’s boyfriend is still yet to be cast, but co-creator Ryan Murphy assured us during “Glee”‘s Paley panel that it is happening.

In the meantime, Kurt’s infatuation with a certain football player is keeping him busy. “He’s still pursuing the love that he has for Finn, ” Colfer laughs. “And he pursues it to the max, I would say. I don’t know if he could pursue it more.”

Zap2it

‘Glee’: Mark Salling says Quinn is staying at Puck’s place now

“I think she’s staying with Puck right now, ” Mark Salling told Korbi TV at The Paley Festival this past weekend.

As you’ll see in the clip below, Salling seems to be pleased with this development for his character. So does that mean he thinks Puck and Quinn should keep the baby and raise it together?

“Yeah, I think that would be cute, ” Salling says. “[Give him] a baby mohawk. Yeah, absolutely. I hope he steps up. I mean, he’s only 16, which is really young. I’m 32… Botox.”

Zap2it

Brooke Burke Thinks Hosting DWTS Will Be Easier Than Dancing on It

Last time Brooke Burke appeared on Dancing with the Stars, she was working (and dancing) hard. This go around, things will be a bit more relaxed, she says.

“I’m excited to spend some time with the dancers [and] to get back to the ballroom, ” the season 7 champ -– and newly minted DWTS co-host -– tells PEOPLE at the premiere of Barbie in a Mermaid Tale. “And this time it will actually be a lot easier, which is a hard [thing] to say with live television.”

People

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American Idol: The Corrections

I’m sure Lacey Brown is a perfectly nice person and all, but homegirl just did not have the chops to be among the Final 12 on America’s most celebrated electoral process. Many brilliant scientists have gone mad trying to decipher just how the Idol voting really works, so I won’t try to figure out why it was that Lacey and two deserving companions — Paige Miles and Whizzenpoof Spizzwinks — were in the bottom three this week and yet managed to squeak past three far more deserving contestants just seven days ago. But just know that it happened and that this is a good thing and hopefully things will progress in a similar fashion. It’s not too late to save America!

Gawker.com

That Jagger Swagger

Asking the Top 12 to master the classics, the work of already-idolized artists like the Rolling Stones, implies that Idol can make legitimate heirs to music history. It’s a strategy epitomized in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment during Tuesday’s broadcast, when the Stones’ lips-teeth-and-tongue icon appeared on the screen only to be, in a display of sheer audacity, suddenly replaced by the Idol logo. It was a bold statement but ultimately reminded me that Idol has no teeth, no mouth—in fact, no body at all—and that’s the problem. Lately, the judges have been grumbling abstractly about contestants not connecting with their songs, relying on stagey posturing instead of “taking the stage.” But I think the connection they’re really looking for has to do with how pop stars use their bodies as expressive instruments and their voices as extensions of their bodies.

Slate.com

TRUCKS: Skinner Round Up Raises $150, 000

Two days of rain did not dampen the spirits or efforts of Volusia County residents Mike and Angie Skinner. The NASCAR former Camping World Truck Series champion was joined by wife Angie, celebrities, sponsors and fans to raise over $150, 000 for local Volusia County charities.

The 4TH ANNUAL TOYOTA SKINNER ROUND UP FOR CHARITY Presented by Rue & Ziffra Personal Injury Attorneys took place March 11th and 12th at Daytona International Speedway and Spruce Creek Country Club in Daytona Beach, Fla. Among the celebrities on hand included blues superstar Stacy Mitchhart, “American Idol’s” Bo Bice, NASCAR Drivers Michael Waltrip, Ron Hornaday, Geoff Bodine, Rick Crawford, Steve Park, and Tommy Baldwin.

Gawker.com

Interview with Daughtry: No Surprise

Spring is finally approaching, and Chris Daughtry is back home in North Carolina taking advantage of the last few days he has left in town before getting ready to hit the road once again on a headlining tour with friends Lifehouse and Cavo. Today, after asking permission to put me on speakerphone, we are chatting it up while he drives to an appointment nearby. It takes him 30 minutes to arrive—that, or he was graciously indulging me while sitting stationary in his car at some point. Only being able to hear his voice and the sounds outside of my own bedroom window, it remains a mystery. It’s surprising that he’s even out, considering he has been spending the majority of his time at home in his sweatpants, never leaving the house, which he divulges with a chuckle (having a beautiful wife of 10 years and two children, I don’t blame him for being a temporary homebody).

The Aquarian

A quick word with: Kelly Clarkson

Where do you think you got your voice from?

Honestly, it’s God, because no one in my family sings. They can sing along to stuff but not in key. So I don’t really know. I don’t understand it. And it’s not like I grew up around people who played in bands either. But I think from a very young age I didn’t really have anything unique about me, but then somebody heard me singing in a hallway at school and I just clung to it because I love music.

NZ Herald

Phil Stacey on who got kicked off ‘American Idol’ 2010, Paula Abdul, and Simon Cowell-Ryan Seacrest relationship

Wow, were you surprised by who was kicked off “American Idol” 2010? I’m a little stunned Lacey Brown did not make it to the next round. She is talented, very beautiful and even a decent vocalist.

This morning we interviewed Phil Stacey from Season 6 of “American Idol” and, before we went on the air, he said it’s not too surprising Lacey was knocked out. She had trouble translating her talent to the big stage.

MLive

Orianthi is a Casey James fan

Which is why after she performed her hit, “According to You, ” she made a beeline for the Top 12 to offer some advice and words of encouragement. “I just told them that they’re all really talented and that one person will be evicted tonight, but they’ve all probably learned so much from being on the show, ” she told Idol Tracker. “It’s made them better performers and singers, so now that they’ve got the world as their audience, it’s about writing music and putting themselves out there.”

LA Times

Exclusive: Lee DeWyze’s Guardian Angel

On Wednesday’s American Idol, Lee DeWyze made it to the next round — the final 11. Sure, the Illinois native, who has been writing songs since he was 16, has talent, but he also has a guardian angel.

In the March 29 issue of Star, on sale now, we report that an unspeakable family tragedy robbed Lee of his beloved grandmother Eileen. Her own son — Lee’s uncle — murdered her at the age of 80, just five years ago.

“I remember meeting Lee when he was just a child, ” Eileen’s close friend Mary Meyer tells Star. “He worshipped his grandma, and she adored him. Her death was traumatic for the entire family.”

Star Magazine

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  1. I don’t think this had been posted yesterday but apparently Fantasia For Real debuted with over twice as many viewers as Jessica Simpson’s heavily promoted reality show.

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2010/03/are-viewers-over-jessica-simpson-ratings-are-in-for-her-vh1-show-the-price-of-beauty.html

    Ratings for “Price of Beauty” even paled in comparison to VH1’s last high-profile launch, the reality series “Fantasia For Real,” which last month debuted to 2.3 million viewers. (On the other hand, “Fantasia” numbers have since cooled significantly, and VH1 overall is in a bit of a slump: In February, the channel drew an average 644,000 viewers in prime time — off 20% from February 2009.)

    It’s too bad Fantasia’s show hasn’t held onto its viewers but I still think it’s impressive because Jessica Simpson has been everywhere promoting. Fantasia’s show is more music based so maybe that’s a sign that whatever number of viewers her show’s still getting will result in album sales.

    I hope Sons Of Sylvia did well in their taped performance for AI. Carrie really seems to believe in them and I think touring with her is going to do them a lot of good in terms of improving live.

  2. I clicked on that Gina Glocksen link just to read what she had to say about Paint In Black and she chickened out.

    AI in 60 secondsas is as usual smart, funny and short. I share Jim’s sadness about Katelyn not being in the competition anymore.

  3. David A mobbed on an airplane by teenage girls yesterday – rotflmbo…

    DavidArchie Now running away from all the cheerleaders and volleyball players! Ahh!!
    half a minute ago via txt

    RT @JeffreyLin: David Archuletta is on my flight .. & the lone hill cheer girls are gonna rush him http://twitpic.com/198xr1

    @ZMoose12 no kidding… They was singing David Archuletta’s songs tryin to get his attention
    1 minutes ago via Echofon in reply to ZMoose12

    @janey79 ha yes. They stampeded ahead of me & caught him. Didn’t see.. Had to get luggage

    JeffreyLin RT @Palrice8: @JeffreyLin Was @DavidArchie wearing green? lol << heh actually he was. he had a black beannie & a blue/green stripped jacket

  4. There’s a lot of tension in the room.” Yes, there was, in the way that there’s a lot of tension in Abe Vigoda’s face.

    The EW people crack me up.

    Taylor Hicks and Kate Gosselin????? Oh Taylor, I’m sure there is a *nice* woman with nine kids somewhere.

  5. I’m so excited for Glee to come back, the stuff leaking looks like so much fun!

  6. David A mobbed on an airplane by teenage girls yesterday – rotflmbo…

    Oh that must have been a sight, lol!

  7. New Billboard Charts, with Last Week’s ranks in ( ):

    LLWD

    #19 Hot 100 (20)
    #5 Adult Pop (6)
    #5 Yahoo Audio (5)
    #10 Pop (11)
    #17 Radio (16)
    #18 Adult Contemporary (20)
    #22 Digital (22)
    #28 Christian (28)
    #42 Canadian Hot 100 (#51)

    WWFM

    #22 Hot 100 (25)
    #5 Canadian Hot 100 (3)
    #14 Pop Songs (15)
    #16 Adult Pop (16)
    #21 Digital (23)
    #23 Radio (27)
    #24 iLike Profiles: Most Added (NR)

    FYE (single)

    #3 Japan Hot 100 (3)
    #14 Dance/Club (5)
    #65 Canadian Hot 100 (60)

    Life After You

    #36 Hot 100 (39)
    #6 Adult Pop (5)
    #6 AOL Radio (3)
    #20 Adult Contemporary (22)
    #21 Pop (21)
    #39 Canadian Hot 100 (38)
    #44 Radio (43)
    #50 Digital (61)

    Temporary Home

    #44 Hot 100 (48)
    #3 Country (5)
    #33 Radio (37)
    #68 Digital (75)
    #76 Canadian Hot 100 (82)

    My Best Days

    #29 Country (29)
    #13 Heatseekers (3)

    Heartbreak on Vinyl

    #7 Dance/Club (15)

    Kelly’s new single didn’t break the Hot 100 yet

  8. Taylor Hicks can do way better but luckily I think he’s kidding.

    Tweets about Fantasia being in studio with Claude Kelly and Chuck Harmony:

    http://twitter.com/chuckharmony/status/10653070584

    if ur wondering y im tweeting so much is cuz @claudekelly is the greatest vocal producer & fantasia is sanging her ass off

    http://twitter.com/ClaudeKelly/status/10658184319

    RT @WoadysWorld: @ClaudeKelly and @chuckharmony have a great chemistry! Along with Fantasia’s vocals… I smell a smash!

    Am I the last person to realize Bo’s got a new album coming out in a few months???? People has a GREAT picture of him with a new haircut!

    http://stylenews.peoplestylewatch.com/2010/03/17/exclusive-bo-bice-cuts-his-long-locks/

    On American Idol, Bo Bice was known for his rockin’ covers, mellow mood and, of course, extra-long locks. But with a new album, Different Shades of Blue, due out May 18th — not to mention three young sons at home — the singer has decided to change things up a bit with newly shoulder-length locks. “I have a new project with a new style of music, incorporating more country elements,” he tells PEOPLE.com. “With all these new aspects going on in my career, it was just another thing that I felt needed a bit of change.” So Bice chopped his lengthy hair, cutting off five inches recently. And that’s not his first cut, having previously chopped off 10 inches a little bit before that, donating the hair to Locks of Love. Bo explains of the two cuts, “It was a gradual change for this long-haired countryboy.” For fans who worry the haircut signifies major changes for the singer, fear not; he assures PEOPLE.com that it’s just “new music, new look,” but the “same Bo Bice.” Tell us: What do you think of Bo’s new shoulder-length do? – Kate Hogan

  9. Less than inspiring updates for the guys today. Kelly, on the other hand, had another big move. And what to say about Allison? IDK…

    POP:
    15 14 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 5034 4825 209 29.298
    +13 Spins
    -35 Bullet
    +0.138 AI

    HAC:
    16 16 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 1732 1708 24 9.930
    +5 Spins
    -24 Bullet
    +0.000 AI

    POP:
    10 10 KRIS ALLEN Live Like We’re Dying 5742 5802 -60 33.247
    -18 Spins
    -78 Bullet
    -0.448 AI

    HAC:
    6 4 KRIS ALLEN Live Like We’re Dying 3653 3445 208 19.048
    +17 Spins
    -41 Bullet
    -0.059 AI

    POP
    71 46 KELLY CLARKSON All I Ever Wanted 540 108 432 1.397
    +61 Spins
    +24 Bullet
    +0.148 Audience

    99 92 ALLISON IRAHETA Scars 53 46 7 0.08

    131 131 KIMBERLY CALDWELL Mess Of You 24 23 1 0.176

    269 146 ADAM LAMBERT For Your Entertainment 18 4 14 0.079
    185 147 KRIS ALLEN Heartless 18 10 8 0.066
    145 171 ALLISON IRAHETA Friday I’ll Be Over U 13 17 -4 0.017
    170 232 BLAKE LEWIS Heartbreak On Vinyl 6 11 -5 0.018

    LOL!!!

    272 243 KRIS ALLEN No Boundaries 5 4 1 0.021

  10. Oh wow Bo looks great! I’ve been saying forever that long straggly hair looked horribly dated and did nothing for him. Nice!

  11. hi abbysee – david’s still a chick magnet, lololol… i just crack up trying to visualize the look on his face when it happened… i don’t think he has ever gotten used to that kind of a reaction from fans, but 2 years in the biz, maybe it’s time to just roll w/it, lol…

  12. Less than inspiring updates for the guys today. Kelly, on the other hand, had another big move. And what to say about Allison? IDK…

    Indeed and pfft to everything, but the Kelly part. Which happy for her, but I want my current boys and gal to do well, so this is unhappy making.

  13. woaaaah bo – he is looking mighty good there, yes, yes… thanks for that link windmills and the info on the new cd… will put this on my list… after i look at mr bo some more, hahaha… i like this look on him, and i hope he gets some good press and support for his new cd… still say he’s the best rocker idol has produced.

  14. 269 146 ADAM LAMBERT For Your Entertainment 18 4 14 0.079

    Must be that Vegas and I think Fresno station that is spinning it. LOL

    I really hope WWFM isn’t stalling and is just in a temporary lull.

  15. I see on twitter they are re-running Kris’s appearance on Ellen today? Is that right?

  16. 272 243 KRIS ALLEN No Boundaries 5 4 1 0.021

    seriously – quite a WTF moment to see that, but I guess when you look a what’s coming from the current crop of idols, it mkaes Adam and Kris and their respective renditions of NoBo look like gold

  17. oh, and all the comments on Aaron Kelly’s hair are funny – I actually think he would benefit from a similar do to what Kris had on the show, minus the need to cover for balding

  18. In the show thread I griped last night about that report saying Crystal tried to go up and speak to David but got told there was no time, but that LA Times Minute by Minute piece makes it sound like the judges going up to the stage to say hello to him is what hogged up time. GFO judges! They couldnt have found another time to greet him and gave Mamasox a minute? Boo!

  19. Love Bo’s haircut! I can’t wait to hear the new album, the title track is a great song.

  20. Less than inspiring updates for the guys today. Kelly, on the other hand, had another big move. And what to say about Allison? IDK…

    Well, quite a few new stations added WWFM just recently, so it may just be a matter of waiting for them to spin it more.

    A friend in LA said that she heard WWFM way more often on KIIS lately, and believed it had been put into more of a power rotation.

  21. spamming y’all with another chart before I go bury myself in the first day of March Madness

    iTunes update

    #21 WWFM
    #28 LLWD
    #47 Life After You
    #66 Temporary Home
    #127 Cowboy Casanova
    #134 Already Gone
    #280 MBD
    #281 LIB
    #315 Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You
    #339 No Surprise
    #367 Before He Cheats
    #409 My Life Would Suck Without You
    #516 All-American Girl
    #533 Come Back to Me
    #556 Battlefield
    #557 FYE
    #594 Best Days of Your Life
    #651 Breakaway
    #772 Jesus Take the Wheel
    #833 Home
    #839 Since U Been Gone
    #989 No Air

  22. * And finally: Did I hallucinate it or was that a beluga whale sighting during David Cook’s performance?

    Wait, what did I miss? What “beluga whale” was Slezak referring to during Cook’s performance? Was that a dig at his big white shiny forehead? LOL

  23. hi abbysee – david’s still a chick magnet, lololol… i just crack up trying to visualize the look on his face when it happened… i don’t think he has ever gotten used to that kind of a reaction from fans, but 2 years in the biz, maybe it’s time to just roll w/it, lol…

    woaaaah bo – he is looking mighty good there, yes, yes… thanks for that link windmills and the info on the new cd… will put this on my list… after i look at mr bo some more, hahaha… i like this look on him, and i hope he gets some good press and support for his new cd… still say he’s the best rocker idol has produced.

    I agree ggdoorsfan, twice!

  24. Wait, what did I miss? What “beluga whale” was Slezak referring to during Cook’s performance? Was that a dig at his big white shiny forehead? LOL

    There was a picture of like three beluga whales by Kyle’s drumset. (on the right)

    You can see it at 1:18 here.

  25. There was a picture of like three beluga whales by Kyle’s drumset. (on the right)

    You can see it at 1:18 here.

    Okay, thanks, LOL! I mean I didn’t really think Slezak (with his own follicular challenges) would actually go there, but I may start referring to Dave as “Baby Beluga” because, really, is anything cuter than a beluga whale? ;-)

    Case in point

  26. There was a picture of like three beluga whales by Kyle’s drumset.

    I think it was a beach towel with manatees or dolphins sticking out of it. The boyz and their stage toys. Did they get rid of Crazy Legs, the stage chicken at the last Declaration Tour show? I can’t recall all the shenanigans but I vaguely remember they gave a way a bunch of their stage toys, like the hulk hand, etc…

  27. I’m pretty sure they were manatees. Or, that’s what I decided, because a) manatees are sweet beautiful creatures ::plug::: Save the manatees! and b) it could totally be a subversive St. Patty’s Day Conan shout out.

  28. OMG, it’s like Sophie’s Choice. Whick is cuter, manatees or beluga whales???

  29. Indeed and pfft to everything, but the Kelly part. Which happy for her, but I want my current boys and gal to do well, so this is unhappy making.

    I read yesterday (I think!) that one HAC station was taken out of the monitored stations, which is making an impact on the HAC bullets, and one Pop station went totally Rhythmic (but I don’t think it impacted either LLWD or WWFM).

    I think LLWD is still rising on HAC and could see Top 2 or 3 placement on that chart in the near term as long as spins continue to trend the way they have been. LLWD has peaked on Pop, though, but ending last week (and probably this week) at #10 is nothing to be upset about.

    I think WWFM is still rising on both charts – the spins are increasing despite what the bullets reflect. The charts have funny results sometimes. Just when you think a song may have peaked, it starts gaining spins, so I wouldn’t panic yet or worry about either of these songs. OTOH, even if neither moves upward, they have both achieved very good results on radio and sales.

  30. The EW article makes this season of Idol sound like not a fun experience. Some of the contestants may have bonded some but not as a group. I know it’s serious to them but still, in the past, I felt the contestants were having fun performing and there was more of a common bond between all of them. I don’t know, I’m just missing the pleasure I got in the past from knowing that some of these nice kids were going to get a big break. Hasn’t the term ‘desperation’ been used by someone……maybe that is what I am sensing too.

  31. WWFM just needs a few more weeks to a month before it peaks to get Adam through the UK promo and then he can concentrate on the next single in the US.

  32. sr4mjc:
    03/18/2010 at 10:31 am
    I’m so excited for Glee to come back, the stuff leaking looks like so much fun!

    ITA! And, we know for certain that the singing will be awesome week after week, which is something I can’t say overall for the S9 IDOLS!

  33. David Cook’s album got a bump on itunes. was at #263 last time I checked.

  34. My family has no idea how invested I am in Cook’s band. I think they’re catching on though. Last night when Cook performed I yelled “OMG Andy got a hair cut!!!!”. I got a lot of weird stares followed by “Who’s Andy?”.

  35. I think WWFM is still rising on both charts – the spins are increasing despite what the bullets reflect. The charts have funny results sometimes. Just when you think a song may have peaked, it starts gaining spins, so I wouldn’t panic yet or worry about either of these songs. OTOH, even if neither moves upward, they have both achieved very good results on radio and sales.

    The fact that WWFM did just get more adds in the last few weeks makes me more optimistic about future growth still. If it had gone without any additional ones (especially on HAC, where it still has more adds to get and room to grow in the first place) I would be more worried.

  36. Wow! Finally an album from the former Clark Brothers. It only took the better part of 3 years.

  37. ITA! And, we know for certain that the singing will be awesome week after week, which is something I can’t say overall for the S9 IDOLS!

    I know! I want to start voting for the Glee kids when the commercial comes on ;)

  38. david’s still a chick magnet, lololol… i just crack up trying to visualize the look on his face when it happened… i don’t think he has ever gotten used to that kind of a reaction from fans, but 2 years in the biz, maybe it’s time to just roll w/it, lol…

    I love it when this kind of thing happens to David. Nice to know that such a nice, smart young man with a beautiful singing voice can still inspire a little teen-girl frenzy.

    And hooray for new albums from Bo and, at last!, from the wonderful Clark brothers. …. Hope the *songs* are good on these. That’s the tough part, always.

  39. My favorite place ever to find an American Idol reference — the awesome leftish policy and politics blog Talking Points Memo, and from my beloved Josh Marshall yet:

    http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/week_2010_03_14.php?ref=fpblg

    Verdict In
    Josh Marshall | March 17, 2010, 9:40PM

    Whatever happens with Health Care Reform or the November election, I think we can say that having the American Idol kids sing from the Rolling Stones songbook was a profoundly misguided, perhaps tragic decision.

    So sue me, I’m watching on DVR. Just got back to New York tonight.

  40. wellhesback:
    03/18/2010 at 12:05 pm

    David Cook’s album got a bump on itunes. was at #263 last time I checked.

    His fans are gifting BIG time. There is mass buying going on at his official site, so it is still inside the AI bubble no big deal.

  41. I’m a huge Josh Marshall fan, too, lucy. I used to hang out on political blogs until I couldn’t take all the Hillary/Obama drama back in ’08, and then I fell down the rabbit hole that was S7. Jon Stewart watches Idol too! :-)

  42. BB200 (Rankings Only. Current rank in bold)

    16 4 2 My Best Days, Danny Gokey 4
    26 18 8 16 I Dreamed A Dream, Susan Boyle 1
    28 28 21 19 Play On, Carrie Underwood 1
    65 35 56 35 Leave This Town, Daughtry 1
    71 49 54 16 For Your Entertainment, Adam Lambert 3
    92 90 84 14 Glee: Season One: The Music Volume 2, Soundtrack 3
    94 91 87 19 Glee: Season One: The Music Volume 1, Soundtrack 4
    169 RE-ENTRY 104 Breakaway, Kelly Clarkson 3
    172 92 82 17 Kris Allen, Kris Allen 11
    196 151 146 162 Daughtry, Daughtry 1

  43. I’m a huge Josh Marshall fan, too, lucy. I used to hang out on political blogs until I couldn’t take all the Hillary/Obama drama back in ‘08, and then I fell down the rabbit hole that was S7. Jon Stewart watches Idol too! :-)

    Woohoo, Josh and Jon!

    Did you see the Stewart thing on the new Idol judges last week or the week before — where he’s announcing his new Broadway show — “Jon Stewart *IS* the Idol Judges”? Hilarious.

    In my office of political reporters, I have been so the laughing stock for being an Idol fan. … And in the past two weeks I’ve been able to tell them that two of their heroes, Jon and Josh, are on board with me. They’re shocked that the coolest boys of all are doing the very uncool thing with me!

  44. spamming y’all with another chart before I go bury myself in the first day of March Madness

    iTunes update

    #21 WWFM
    #28 LLWD
    #47 Life After You
    #66 Temporary Home
    #127 Cowboy Casanova
    #134 Already Gone
    #280 MBD
    #281 LIB

    Chart numbers are *never* spam! Thanks for the update …. Wish things were looking better for my cute little red-haired girl.

  45. Bringing this from yesterday’s thread.

    girlygirl:
    03/17/2010 at 8:08 pm
    There will be a cell cast of Kris’s concert tomorrow night

    Also, there will be a cellcast for tomorrow’s event featuring Kris here: http://ustre.am/dUCC (provided by @weareteambieber)

    Thanks girlygirl. Do you know by any chance when it starts ?
    Kansas is Central time right, so 1 hour ahead of CA.

  46. His fans are gifting BIG time. There is mass buying going on at his official site, so it is still inside the AI bubble no big deal.

    Que? That’s for the Jumpin Jack Flash single, people are pledging to buy it for the international fans who post in the thread saying they want one. That’s not for the album.

    lmao@ Ryan Seacrest spilling the beans.

    A lot of Idol reporters were nicer to Lacey that I thought they’d be. LOL

  47. I saw Jason Castro in concert last night. He did a short but sweet set at the Trinoma Mall here.

    Setlist:

    That’s What I’m Here For
    Love Uncompromised
    It Matters To Me
    Somewhere Over The Rainbow
    If I Were You
    You Can Always Come Home
    Let’s Just Fall In Love Again
    Hallelujah

    I got to meet him, too. Such a cute, smile-y boy. :)

    ETA: A couple of pics:

    http://twitpic.com/19ccjy
    http://twitpic.com/19c8c1

  48. David Cook’s album got a bump on itunes. was at #263 last time I checked.

    His fans are gifting BIG time. There is mass buying going on at his official site, so it is still inside the AI bubble no big deal.

    ETA: tinawina was faster. Oh well!

    The “mass buying” at the official site is US fans offering to gift iTunes downloads of the JJF single for 30 or so international fans, and that hasn’t even been released yet, AFAIK. It has nothing to do with the album; I don’t think one can gift the same album to the same recipient twice.

    I don’t think it’s different from any other iTunes bump; some people see him on TV, remember that they like him/his songs on the radio, and a few hundred of them decide to go download the album (and given that this is still in hundreds at iTunes, it’s not much more than that).

  49. tierbee:
    03/18/2010 at 12:27 pm
    Luv is probably at school but… WWFM on 99.5 again

    Squeee! That’s awesome! I don’t listen to much radio in general, due to my schedule, but should be able to listen tomorrow morning during my commute – hopefully I’ll get to hear it!! (I made sure to request it too ;-) )

  50. Yeah, there’s no mass gifting going on of DC the record. If David got a tiny bump in sales he got it on his own through his performance on Idol.

  51. I was just going to ask for a link to the mass gifting thread on DCO, lol. Didn’t sound like something that would happen at this point. David always gets a little bump. No big deal but always glad to see more sales :)

  52. Mary102, I’ve heard WWFM twice now in the pat couple days so I bet it is in good rotation now. Hope you get to hear it. I was always so happy to hear Cook on the radio. My husband laughs at me :)

  53. How long does it take for Ryan to put up podcasts? That was a good interview. Kinda surprised he bought another house but I guess its a better investment than paying rent in LA. Its been forever I think since he’s been in Kansas City.

  54. There is no mass gifting of David’s album on his official site and never has been. There is a thread to gift the song from last night and that usually comes down to a few downloads not a lot. But the album has never been gifted or mass bought to my knowledge.

    I can’t wait to hear Bo’s new album. He looks good.

    Last night was fantastic and David and the Anthemic were stellar. I am so glad the reviews were extremely positive. It was a great night for Cook fans. : )

  55. Real numbers for songs in Top 50 downloads last week. I included some teen acts and folks that just appeared on Idol. (number after weekly sales is the % change)

    7 BIEBER*JUSTIN FEAT. LUDACRIS BABY 122,601 3 911,146
    9 KE$HA FEAT. 30H!3 BLAH BLAH BLAH 111,902 -4 1,189,874
    13 KE$HA TIK TOK 96,482 -1 4,139,828
    21 LAMBERT*ADAM WHATAYA WANT FROM ME 53,634 0 650,911
    22 ALLEN*KRIS LIVE LIKE WE’RE DYING 52,899 -8 1,109,622
    25 SWIFT*TAYLOR TODAY WAS A FAIRYTALE 47,034 -6 788,601
    32 ORIANTHI ACCORDING TO YOU 41,991 -4 808,977
    43 CYRUS*MILEY PARTY IN THE U.S.A. 31,074 -8 3,664,277
    50 DAUGHTRY LIFE AFTER YOU 27,946 -1 520,358

    Party in the USA has sold 3.6 million downloads. Yikes.

  56. In my office of political reporters, I have been so the laughing stock for being an Idol fan. … And in the past two weeks I’ve been able to tell them that two of their heroes, Jon and Josh, are on board with me. They’re shocked that the coolest boys of all are doing the very uncool thing with me!

    Well the Secretary of State, then-Sen. Clinton, was watching Idol too back in S7. She had Mary Steenburgen voting for Cook on her behalf, so your fellow reporters can stuff it! ;-)

    Did you ever see Hanna Rosin’s piece in Slate magazine about the finale that year?

  57. Party in the USA has sold 3.6 million downloads. Yikes.

    Wow. That damn Miley.

  58. 13 KE$HA TIK TOK 96,482 -1 4,139,828

    I thought Ryan said last night on AI that Tik Tok had sold over 6 million – was that the combined BBB and Tik Tok sales? Or is it worldwide sales?

  59. tierbee:
    03/18/2010 at 1:10 pm
    Mary102, I’ve heard WWFM twice now in the pat couple days so I bet it is in good rotation now. Hope you get to hear it. I was always so happy to hear Cook on the radio. My husband laughs at me

    That is great! They play LLWD a ton, so I was hoping WWFM would make it on there eventually :-) I FINALLY got to hear WWFM when I travelled to California recently, since I was so deprived in the DC area.

  60. Party in the USA has sold 3.6 million downloads. Yikes.

    I’m calling it now: Teen Idol Week, Big Mike Lynche doin’ Party in the USA complete with ice cream truck pole-dance.

  61. It looks like all the Adam Lambert pimping from the judges has his CD back on Amazon with green arrow pointing up. I read that the experts think when Adam shows up on Idol it will be one of their biggest ratings hence all the pimping you will continue to hear, you just know all of media not just Idol bloggers will be tuning in!.

  62. Kris’s t.v. seems to be talking to him in some weird code or something

    Krisallen

    #The caption on the tv doesn’t seem to be working. It just said “flubbanutter”. 27 minutes ago via Echofon

  63. I’m calling it now: Teen Idol Week, Big Mike Lynche doin’ Party in the USA complete with ice cream truck pole-dance.

    My god, this is a stroke of brilliance, and it must happen. LOL

  64. Keep in mind those being gifted with JJF are international fans who have requested it and can’t get it any other way. It is a handful of people, and since JJF isn’t even up on iTunes yet, it is affecting nothing so far. The rise of DCTR is the typical bump he gets when he appears anywhere on TV, and probably only amounts to a few hundred extra downloads a day. It is people discovering or rediscovering him.

  65. BornToBeWildAFL:
    03/18/2010 at 1:44 pm

    It looks like all the Adam Lambert pimping from the judges has his CD back on Amazon with green arrow pointing up. I read that the experts think when Adam shows up on Idol it will be one of their biggest ratings hence all the pimping you will continue to hear, you just know all of media not just Idol bloggers will be tuning in!.

    ALL the pimping? There has hardly been any mention of him on idol until this week.

  66. Hot 100
    TW LW
    19 20 Live Like We’re Dying, Kris Allen
    22 25 Whataya Want From Me, Adam Lambert
    36 39 Life After You, Daughtry
    44 48 Temporary Home, Carrie Underwood
    96 66 We Are The World 25: For Haiti, Artists For Haiti

  67. ALL the pimping? There has hardly been any mention of him on idol until this week.

    True, and that is why I said his CD went back up on Amazon if they were pimping him every week he would never drop out of amazon. Most of the pimping comes from the media, every week I can pull up a dozen articles asking where is the Adam Lambert of S9. There is a reason why they are all bored with this season no one stands out and really puts on a show.

  68. I can’t edit but this comment from the Yahoo article pretty much says how much interest people have in the show this year:

    Yahoo! Searches on Season 9 contestants have fallen by more than half compared to Season 8’s crew

    S8 rocked! ;-)

  69. I’m calling it now: Teen Idol Week, Big Mike Lynche doin’ Party in the USA complete with ice cream truck pole-dance.

    My god, this is a stroke of brilliance, and it must happen. LOL

    LMAO! Now, THAT might just spice this season up a little!

  70. WWFM just needs a few more weeks to a month before it peaks to get Adam through the UK promo and then he can concentrate on the next single in the US.

    Maybe just in time for his appearance on AI. That would give his new single a nice jumpstart.

    ALL the pimping? There has hardly been any mention of him on idol until this week.

    Actually, you’re right. Most of the mentions I’ve seen have been in the online and print articles. I’ve been amazed how many times writers have managed to find a way to namecheck Adam and weave a reference to him into their stories. I don’t know that Adam will generate the biggest ratings but I would love to be in the Idoldome when he performs. I imagine the energy level will rise exponentially. I’m hoping his album will get a major bump as well.

  71. lorismile:
    03/18/2010 at 2:03 pm
    Ut Oh….is American Idol losing it’s “Buzz”

    http://buzz.yahoo.com/buzzlog/93484

    Wow Adam generated alot of hits last year. A cross between people looking up his kissing pictures and/or because of his BOW performance.

    Whether you loved or hated him last year, he definitely generated a lot of attention and buzz – those water cooler moments, as it were, be it for controversial performances like RoF or widely acclaimed ones like TOMT and MW (damn, memories coming back – need to revisit S8 dvds soon :-) ) Danny similarly became that highly polarizing, love him or hate him figure of last year.

    This year, Siobhan has turned in some of the more “controversial” performances, but even that is pretty luke warm. And Crystal, for how great she is, and maybe because of it, doesn’t generate the same buzz, in part because she is widely liked, rather than, say, both liked and disliked. IDK. Definitely a different buzz this year.

  72. The media are feeling very nostalgic!

    Hispanic Business isn’t “the media” it’s another one of those SEO hit catchers, like the Examiner, California Chronicle, and a slew of others that craft articles for maximum hit potential.

    ETA: Neither is associated content

  73. The Top 12 American Idol contestants sang Stones’ songs last night to mixed reviews. But a year ago around this time Adam Lambert was impressing the judges with his version of “Satisfaction.”

    NGL – to get the memory of this week’s mostly forgettable show out of my mind, I promptly watched the results show performance of Satisfaction again, and then listened to some original Stones music on my ipod :-) Good times.

    ETA: Hmmm – just realized my comment was vaguely oxy-moronic: forgettable memories – lol.

  74. I’m calling it now: Teen Idol Week, Big Mike Lynche doin’ Party in the USA complete with ice cream truck pole-dance.

    My god, this is a stroke of brilliance, and it must happen. LOL

    LMAO! Images! DNW!!

  75. Hispanic Business isn’t “the media” it’s another one of those SEO hit catchers, like the Examiner, California Chronicle, and a slew of others that craft articles for maximum hit potential.

    Gotcha! but you have used them in your headlines quite a few times that’s how I first heard of them.

    ETA: I don’t consider idol bloggers part of the media but they also have their opinions

  76. People are arguing over Adam in the comments on that yahoo link. This will never fail to amuse me. Love him, hate him. Like Simon said, it’s better than being forgotten.

  77. People are arguing over Adam in the comments on that yahoo link. This will never fail to amuse me. Love him, hate him. Like Simon said, it’s better than being forgotten.

    Exactly! you can slap him down and try to diminish him but he will be around for a long time. Name me a relevant superstar today that is universally loved by all.

  78. ETA: I don’t consider idol bloggers part of the media but they also have their opinions

    Yeah, a lot of what we read online in connection with Idol is really just opinions, isn’t it? I mean, anything Slezak or Cantiello writes, even though they’re part of larger media outlets (EW and MTV) is really just their opinions about the show.

  79. Yahoo! Searches on Season 9 contestants have fallen by more than half compared to Season 8’s crew

    Let me guess – Shirtless Tim Urban pics are #1 most searched (ngl – I partook of that… (shallow))

  80. krisallen:

    Here’s the picture that goes along with the last tweet. http://twitpic.com/19dbu6
    8 minutes ago via Echofon

    (intense voice) tonight @KrisAllen v. Flo-Rida in a Celebrity Death Match! Who’s your money on?!
    12 minutes ago via Echofon

    rofl

  81. This?? Is hilarious. Gotta say I’m glad he trusted his gut on this one:

    @thedavidcook

    And this is what we were GOING to do for Idol last night. Glad we went in a different direction. http://bit.ly/9Jssv

  82. latest David Cook tweets
    Hey everyone! Glad to see most of you liked our AI appearance! The song should be on iTunes tonight, so go pick it up… please???
    16 minutes ago via web
    thedavidcook And this is what we were GOING to do for Idol last night. Glad we went in a different direction. http://bit.ly/9Jssv

    oops – ladymadonna’s much quicker than me I see

  83. There are a few notable performances over the years on American Idol that people can recall without thinking. Chris Daughtry’s “Walk The Line,” David Cook’s “Day Tripper,”

    WTF? That Associated Content article just lost credibility IMO. Most people HATED David’s Day Tripper. It was one of his worst performances, with that weird vocoder bit, and it seemed especially off because it was sandwiched between much better-loved ones like Hello and Eleanor Rigby the weeks before it, and Billie Jean the week after it.

    The Kiss interview was pretty good. Not surprised, but nice to hear Ryan say that the Idol crew loves DC so much and still says he’s one of the nicest guys they’ve ever had. <3 Guess DC finally bought a place in LA. Excited to hear it has a recording studio! That's rad.

    Someone tell me what's the link DC tweeted? I'm scared to click…

  84. I imagine the online articles will try to use Adam or David or anyone else from the show just to try to generate the hits that this years contestants just aren’t providing.

  85. 172 92 82 17 Kris Allen, Kris Allen

    Damn…Ouch…on Kris Album dropping 80 spots on the BBTop200(that’s some craziness there). Might be a good chance of him not being in the BBTop200 next week at all..Sads!

    I’m calling it now: Teen Idol Week, Big Mike Lynche doin’ Party in the USA complete with ice cream truck pole-dance.

    Does that include the short shorts also…? :)

  86. This?? Is hilarious. Gotta say I’m glad he trusted his gut on this one:

    @thedavidcook

    And this is what we were GOING to do for Idol last night. Glad we went in a different direction. http://bit.ly/9Jssv

    And the world breathes a huge sigh of relief. Hee

  87. Heh, that was too funny. Smallie, it was a Stones parody by a group called the Passing Stones, and it was hilarious. That guy really did look like Mick. Thanks for that, LadyM!

    I have to confess, I loved Day Tripper, but for entirely shallow reasons, probably. It was total rock star for me. However, I would consider Hello, Billie Jean, Little Sparrow and ABMB as superior – he has his own catalogue, not just one, and not that one. Gotta remember this is just some random person’s take.

  88. That guy really did look like Mick.

    Ha. That guy actually was Mick :)

    That’s the music video for Start Me Up – the parody version that Cook linked to just replaced the vocals and music with that other nonsense. Here’s the (classic) original.

    WTF? That Associated Content article just lost credibility IMO. Most people HATED David’s Day Tripper.

    And add me to the list of those that actually really liked Cook’s Day Tripper – in many ways I love it more than Eleanor Rigby (though it’s hard not to smile at his pure joy being on the big stage for that performance). Everybody has different opinions and different performances that worked for them. But I still think that Associate Content article has no real credibility, because of what Associated Content actually is. As mj posted above, Associated Content, the Examiner, Hispanic Business News or whatever, RockStar weekly, etc. – these are not the same as legitimate news outlets or even credible blogs. They are the equivalent of vanity publishers, using fan-written content to get hits.

  89. Damn…Ouch…on Kris Album dropping 80 spots on the BBTop200(that’s some craziness there). Might be a good chance of him not being in the BBTop200 next week at all..Sads!

    Maybe not…. his album came back to where it was before the idol bump

  90. thedavidcook: Doing a KIIS FM interview 2nite from the @ificandream house.Tune in at 9PM PDT at http://iicd.tv/1A2 you can tweet me live using #iicdhouse.
    9 minutes ago via web

  91. A newsy tweet from David Cook:

    ” Doing a KIIS FM interview 2nite from the @ificandream house.Tune in at 9PM PDT at http://iicd.tv/1A2 you can tweet me live using #iicdhouse. ”

    and I’m too slow again!

  92. I understood the poster was saying is that generally superstars are not generally loved by everyone and are often polarizing.

    Kinda sorta. I think a lot of them are genuinely liked by most people until then get really popular, and THEN a larger segment of the public starts hating them. LOL. See Swift, Taylor. :)

  93. @thedavidcook

    And this is what we were GOING to do for Idol last night. Glad we went in a different direction. http://bit.ly/9Jssv

    Ha! That’s too funny. I wish I could say I don’t follow his links on his tweets like a lemming but… alas, I do ;)

  94. Anyone else think that Andrew Garcia should do Britney’s “Hit me baby one more time” for teen week? ;)

  95. lorismile:
    03/18/2010 at 3:02 pm
    I imagine the online articles will try to use Adam or David or anyone else from the show just to try to generate the hits that this years contestants just aren’t providing.

    Completely biased assessment here, but this was kinda my thought this week when Adam kept coming up – he wasn’t really mentioned before (save once, with Andrew’s Straight Up – lol), but especially since he was brought up in connection with Siobhan, twice at that, it seemed that the show wanted to hype up her more dramatic performance as being comparable to what he did last year, to generate that extra spark of interest in a performance that wasn’t just another strumming guitar player getting lost in the crowd.

    But again, completely biased analysis there ;-)

  96. I FLOVE th idea of teen idol week.Like I said in the other thread great idea!!!! But, I’m afraid people will do old songs, and the important thing is to stay current.I wanna hear some Taylor swift, Jonas broters.If you do Justin bieber(<3) , no matter how much you suck, you'll have his entire fanbase behind you, and your garunteed to get through.Hell, if you're talking about during idol, then it is arguable that Adam was a teen idol too.He's going to the UK today!! YAY!!! To me, Adam is a superstar, and I don't need anyone to agree with me to know that.I love Kristen McNamara; great to hear about her. Ew Kara.. I hate her SO much

  97. Mary102
    “it seemed that the show wanted to hype up her more dramatic performance as being comparable to what he did last year, to generate that extra spark of interest in a performance that wasn’t just another strumming guitar player getting lost in the crowd.”

    I think the fact that they have to generate interest in this season of American Idol, by bringing up the names of some of it’s biggest stars of the past, show’s how lackluster and bland this season has become. I truthfully can’t see any one these people so far, that a record company would be interested in signing.

  98. This year for the first time my family didn’t all get together in the family room to watch Idol. Everyone had something else to do. Every year my family would clear their schedule to sit and watch idol, not this year. At my work place no one is even talking about Idol, no water cooler moments. Strange

  99. This, from Zap2It, made me wonder again whether this is something TPTB would ever seriously consider.

    Luckily, we had David Cook there to open the show and loosen up the mood a bit with “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.” To put it bluntly… he rocked it. The idols should be required to go through a few weeks of Idol boot camp before the show goes live, with former idols there as drill sargeants. The whole Top 12 watched Cook’s performance with stunned looks on their faces, as if they were just realizing “Oh, so that’s how it’s done.”

    I know they brought Michael Johns and Carly in to mentor the S8 crew during (or right after?) Hollywood week, but the footage got cut and we never saw how it went. I actually think this would be a tremendous help to the contestants each year, and would be a good way for Idol to maintain ratings year to year. I know I always love seeing Idols from various seasons interact – it gives me a warm fuzzy feeling in the gooey part of me that loves this cheesy show. I really wish they would consider a regular mentoring program as part of the prep for the new Idolettes.

  100. At my work place no one is even talking about Idol, no water cooler moments.

    Folks are still talking about it at my work. I just had one of our deans in the office for his weekly IDOL roundup. He comes every week to talk about who sang what, who’s going/gone home, and who’s going to win. The others in my office still talk each morning, too. It’s not as spectacular as the two previous seasons, but there’s still plenty to talk about :)

  101. More on Ryan’s Tweetgate. Lisa de Moraes is reporting in her Washington Post “TV Column” that Ryan’s ego is now completely out of control.

    While Wednesday’s “Idol” was still the most watched show of the night – the only show on any network, in fact, with an audience that cracked double-digit millions – it was the franchise’s least watched regularly-scheduled in-season episode ever among the younger viewers that Fox sells to the show’s advertisers.

    Thursday morning, on that radio show he was so hellbent on promoting that he was willing to nuke the Fox reality series that made him famous, Seabiscuit did not apologize to either the network or his Twitter minions for ruining Wednesday night’s “Idol.” Also no apology to Lacey Brown, who got her very last chance to sing before a national audience Seabiscuit may have diminished.

    We called Fox for comment about his show-nuking stunt. They haven’t gotten back to us with their official response yet.

    But Seabiscuit’s twitter is only in keeping with a pattern we’ve noticed this season on the singing competition, which is the country’s most watched series and the tentpole of Fox’s ratings success.

    Like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Seabiscuit has been undergoing a transformation this season on the show, from innocuous Nice Guy to Raging Bull. It appears he’s trying to appropriate all the publicity about the show by making sure he creates all the news.

    His tweet happened only shortly after outgoing judge Simon Cowell had smacked him down spectacularly on Wednesday’s show. That was in response to a stunning on-air confrontation Seabiscuit ginned up during Tuesday night’s live performance episode.

    Much more here.

    I really thought that whole Ryan/Simon catfight was staged. Am I just so jaded at this point that I don’t realize real drama when it’s taking place live on my television?

  102. FYI – Cook’s performance of JJF is up at iTunes now. I won’t link in case mj wants to post one with her affiliate code.

  103. Taylor Hicks would date Kate Goseelin. Taylor and Kate plus 8…OMG !

  104. Saw this on twitter:
    From Billboard.com: Kris Allen becomes American Idol’s first male winner to enter the tally’s top 10 (Pop Songs chart) http://bit.ly/cGrV8w

    Oh cool! Go Kris!

  105. From Billboard.com: Kris Allen becomes American Idol’s first male winner to enter the tally’s top 10 (Pop Songs chart) http://bit.ly/cGrV8w

    That is fantastic – and this coming from a huge fan of a previous male Idol winner ;) . Love that little engine that could LLWD!

  106. Saw this on twitter:
    From Billboard.com: Kris Allen becomes American Idol’s first male winner to enter the tally’s top 10 (Pop Songs chart) http://bit.ly/cGrV8w

    Did Clay’s single enter the top ten? David Archuleta’s Crush was #2 behind Rihanna.

  107. Did Clay’s single enter the top ten? David Archuleta’s Crush was #2 behind Rihanna.

    He’s talking about the airplay chart.

    Congrats to Kris!

  108. I haven’t seen this season as the Adam show at all! Only a few mentions here and there and as an Adam fan, I think that’s perfectly fine! They could have compared ACIGC and Feelin Good but didn’t and I’m glad they didn’t. And I’m sure Lilly and Katie didn’t sing them because they were Adam wannabees. LOL.

    I am looking forward to what Adam will perform and when though. That’ll be fun.

  109. And congratulations again to Kris!

    I’m also thinking WWFM may have peaked, but keeping fingers crossed it’s just a lull. I think the early top spinning stations are dropping spins and the late adopters aren’t making up for it. I hope I’m wrong though. HAC adds don’t seem to be doing much at all.

  110. Did Clay’s single enter the top ten? David Archuleta’s Crush was #2 behind Rihanna.

    they are not male winners. Riben, Taylor, David C and KA are.

  111. Did Clay’s single enter the top ten? David Archuleta’s Crush was #2 behind Rihanna.

    Also, they were not AI Winners.

    Congrats Kris!!!! I hope he has an awesome concert tonight.

  112. bench:
    03/18/2010 at 5:30 pm
    This season really feels like an echo of the Adam Lambert show. From the opening line “A new star was born”, to all the Adam wannabes, to “Feeling good” , to “Change is gonna come” to Kara repeatedly mentioning Adam, to Simon admit that he believes “Adam should have won” on Leno, to all the media comparison of S9 with the one and only Adam… I can’t wait for Adam returning to the show, that will be a full circle moment.

    I’m seeing things differently. I thought it’s more of a KA show. Even Mansfield thought so too.

    I think there is enough Kris and Adam references this season for both sets of fans to be happy about. (By the way, I take Mansfield’s opinion with a grain of salt as he has his favorites just like other AI bloggers.)

    Anyway, Kris is getting his weekly Ford commericials and he has had some AI appearances. Adam is being referenced by the judges during the show and the media brings him up as a contrast to this season’s crop of contestants.

    It’s also great that both Kris and Adam are doing well on the charts. And great for Kris for being the first male Idol winner to have top 10 hit!

    Kris and Adam are turning out to have success, it’s just different than previous male winners and runnerups. Kris having a top 10 hit and Adam promoting his album internationally is pretty cool.

  113. I’ve never been a fan of Seacrest. His jokes have always had a bit of meanness to them, and this year he has definitely been worse about it. It’s like he just wants to make people uncomfortable or to hurt their feelings. As for the confrontation on the show, I felt bad for the judges. You could tell from Seacrest’s expression that he was trying to force something none of them wanted.

  114. The key phrase in that Billboard.com article was “male winner” — so no Clay, Archie, etc. Congrats to Kris!

  115. Saw this on twitter:
    From Billboard.com: Kris Allen becomes American Idol’s first male winner to enter the tally’s top 10 (Pop Songs chart) http://bit.ly/cGrV8w

    This is great!! I tought ‘Crush’ made it too but seems it didn’t. Nice accomplishment Kris. We’ll take them all!

  116. What was up with the passive aggressive banter between Simon and Ryan on the show last night, it was really strange, out of place, and show irrelevant. Seems like a bit of a power trip struggle going on there or something? :)

  117. Danny at his sold-out concert/cancer fundraiser event outside Portland, Oregon last night

    http://twitpic.com/19ct5u
    http://twitpic.com/1998si

    Kind of funny from a radio station interview with Danny, they also posted a performance clip.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gkJUb0a5vM (funny story)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2TpM3h89-0 (performance snippets)

    Very nice (and not unusual) comments from a Nashville-based music blogger who was at the Jeffrey Steele & Friends fundraiser last Thursday evening. She wrote a lengthy recap of the several performers, and discusses Danny and his performance of I Will Not Say Goodbye.

    Danny Gokey. I don’t even know what to say. I quit watching American Idol quite a few years ago. Therefore, I had heard of Danny Gokey (all great things), but I had never actually heard him sing live. There are no words for what I experienced Thursday night in the form of Danny Gokey. I really don’t know how to put it into words. If I would have been standing, he would have brought me to my knees. There were no light shows or gimmicks. He just stood looking the audience straight in the eyes and sang one of the most heart wrenching songs I’ve ever experienced.
    Danny put every ounce of emotion into every note and breath of the song “I Will Not Say Goodbye.” [..] I was so blinded by emotion, I couldn’t move. On top of everything else, his voice was perfect…the entire song.

  118. I understood from reading that it was male “winners”. I was just asking if clay (a non winner) had been in the top ten.

    Thanks for the clarification on airplay though.

  119. MJ, David’s Jumpin’ Jack Flash is now up on iTunes!! And it totally rocks! Great stuff!

  120. That’s awesome about Kris!!! Yeah! S8 rocks! (of course previous shows could’ve rocked but I didn’t watch ;-) )

    I’m really worried for Allison. I hope she doesn’t get dropped by Jive.

  121. Is this the first time they have put a guest’s number up on itunes? Just curious. I guess that usually the numbers they sing are already on itunes, maybe.

    lorismile,

    I am curious about why someone would get dropped because for his SLC concert, David Archuleta had some girl who was a jive artist that I hadn’t heard of. Why would a company drop Allison and not other unknown people?

  122. I read Adam B Vary’s recap of last night’s result. According to Vary the judges talked through half of Cook’s JJF. Poor Lee, it sounds like he was annoyed by the judges’ blabbering during Cook’s song. There is something to be said about giving a returning idol your attention during their performance.

    But having said all that, I really do enjoy the behind the scenes recaps that EW does.

  123. New tv guide March 22-Apr 4 The Dirt of Idol’s Dozen.
    Short interview from all 12. Andrew Garcia came off worse IMO. Here’s two of his segments:
    Secret weapon: You haven’t seen what I want to bring to the music. I want to get choirs and electric guitars. I want to add electric guitars. If the songs does have electric guitars, I wanna go crazy with it.
    Judging the judges: They need to get over “Straight Up’ because it’s cool that I switched up the song-I came at them like that and they were shocked. They need to open up to me.

    Andrew should be thankful he is still there.

    Lee DeWyze gave the nicest interview but then he’s my favorite.

  124. Saw this on twitter:
    From Billboard.com: Kris Allen becomes American Idol’s first male winner to enter the tally’s top 10 (Pop Songs chart) http://bit.ly/cGrV8w

    Yay Kris!! I guess they always post the albums mentioned in the article so fingers crossed this means a few more sales. (Hopes not overly high, but ya’ never know.)

  125. Eeps. I hope mj’s “ugh” immediately below my last post was a coincidence, lol.

    Oh, it was a coincidence. :).

  126. BornToBeWildAFL:
    03/18/2010 at 4:03 pm
    This year for the first time my family didn’t all get together in the family room to watch Idol. Everyone had something else to do. Every year my family would clear their schedule to sit and watch idol, not this year. At my work place no one is even talking about Idol, no water cooler moments. Strange

    This is so true. At my office, we would have a pool every year with at least two dozen people participating. No one has any interest in doing it again this year. Everyone agrees this is the worst season of AI ever. I would say 85 percent of them are Adam fans and everyone is sorely missing him this season. We keep hoping it’s going to get better every week, but so far that’s not happening.

  127. Saw this on twitter:
    From Billboard.com: Kris Allen becomes American Idol’s first male winner to enter the tally’s top 10 (Pop Songs chart) http://bit.ly/cGrV8w

    Congrats to Kris ! Can’t wait to see (hopefully) tonight’s livestream.

    Thanks undercooked for the nice words for both fanbases. Right now the season 9 singers just don’t really have the drama, either good / bad, so they don’t hold the audience interests that much. I think that’s why Simon was trying to make sure that the audience know about both Crystal and Siobhan neck in neck in the race; and he is throwing Lee as the dark horse in the mist.

  128. Huge Adam fan who was impressed by David Cook and his band. JJF is a simple song to play, but it was nice to see a band that can actually ROCK OUT and sound solid doing so. PROFESSIONAL.

  129. Oh, it was a coincidence. :)

    Whew ;)

    Danny will be featured on the “GAC Nights” program airing this evening at 8 pm EST, Great American Country cable channel. Will reair a few more times

    http://www.gactv.com/gac/shows_ngt/0,3038,GAC_26155,00.html

    Also brief clip of Danny at the recent Country Radio Seminar starting just around the 3 minute mark in this, and some Carrie coverage also, incl. toward the end mention of her duet with Bryan Adams.

    http://www.aftermidnite.com/pages/bgtv/bgtv.html?uri=channels/338948/844069

    Not a show I watch, but I think some follow DWTS here? Julianne Hough also appears performing in another of the CRS events on this video. (Err, I have tix to see Sugarland at one of the dates with Danny and Julianne, not too sure how I’ll love that after watching this. I’ll be like Paula, I guess — she looks pretty, lol.)

  130. New tv guide March 22-Apr 4 The Dirt of Idol’s Dozen.
    Short interview from all 12. Andrew Garcia came off worse IMO. Here’s two of his segments:
    Secret weapon: You haven’t seen what I want to bring to the music. I want to get choirs and electric guitars. I want to add electric guitars. If the songs does have electric guitars, I wanna go crazy with it.
    Judging the judges: They need to get over “Straight Up’ because it’s cool that I switched up the song-I came at them like that and they were shocked. They need to open up to me.

    Andrew should be thankful he is still there.

    Lee DeWyze gave the nicest interview but then he’s my favorite.

    I have to read TV Guide before commenting on Andrew, but that doesn’t sound too humble. Anyway, you don’t have to be humble, but it helps.

    I like Lee from way before after he was chosen as top 24; he was so appreciative. Hopefully he’ll give the girls some competition. I like 2 of his chosen songs already ,Snow Patrol’s & Beast of B.

  131. RT @h2oconvo: Adam Lambert fans: Looks like they’re using Strut for an ice skating number on Stars on Ice. http://bit.ly/d1Wnhh

    Oh, cool! I just ran across this on Twitter.

  132. Chart Beat Thursday: Rihanna, Ludacris, Timbaland

    CHART BEAT BITS: As this season of “American Idol” reduces its field of contestants to 11, last year’s champ achieves a first on the Pop Songs chart. Rising 11-10 with “Live Like We’re Dying,” Kris Allen becomes the show’s first male winner to enter the tally’s top 10. He joins previous champs Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Jordin Sparks in reaching the chart’s top tier.

    Congratulations, Kris!!! What a great accomplishment!!!

    I guess it will be at least until Season 10 before this can happen again since according to the judges a girl is winning this year – LOL.

  133. MJ, not sure if anyone has posted this yet (sorry if this is redundant), but one of the MODS at Archuleta Avenue found out today that one of David’s fans passed away on February 16th. Her name was Julie, but her screen name was JRB5776. She frequently posted here on your site, so I thought I’d share in case anyone knew her. I remember her posts here and at other sites and enjoyed them very much. Just passing along. Thanks.

  134. This is so true. At my office, we would have a pool every year with at least two dozen people participating. No one has any interest in doing it again this year. Everyone agrees this is the worst season of AI ever. I would say 85 percent of them are Adam fans and everyone is sorely missing him this season. We keep hoping it’s going to get better every week, but so far that’s not happening.

    Anecdotes like this that keep popping up are interesting to me. I see so much insistence that someone’s family, friends, coworkers, twitter feed, or whatever are so not into this season because it doesn’t have Kris or Adam, yet platinum seems a far away dream for Adam and who knows if Kris will ever go gold with his current album. Another thing I’ve noticed on all the different boards I read is that those who tend to have had male favorites in the past are the most critical of this season.

  135. MJ, not sure if anyone has posted this yet (sorry if this is redundant), but one of the MODS at Archuleta Avenue found out today that one of David’s fans passed away on February 16th. Her name was Julie, but her screen name was JRB5776. She frequently posted here on your site, so I thought I’d share in case anyone knew her.

    That’s very sad.

  136. Anecdotes like this that keep popping up are interesting to me. I see so much insistence that someone’s family, friends, coworkers, twitter feed, or whatever are so not into this season because it doesn’t have Kris or Adam

    Really, for my friends and co-workers it has nothing to do with Kris or Adam, and everything to do with there just not being anyone who has stood out and gotten our attention. For us, it’s just been a bland series of forgettable performances. Nothing more, nothing less. ::shrug:: YMMV.

  137. Very Cool Kris being the first male winner to make the top 10.:) But I had thought TOML had done that. Guess not. As for season 9, I am watching it but it is def with milder interest than last year. Adam blew my mind last year. I had never seen or heard anyone like him on Idol. And to be honest, he is still keeping me entertained so I don’t have the time to invest in these new people. I do like Crystal, Siobhan, and Mike though. But I don’t like any of them enough to go see them in concert yet. Which is good. I had to go see Adam 3 times last summer, Jason and Cook twice for S7. This year I get to relax! LOL!

  138. For us, it’s just been a bland series of forgettable performances. Nothing more, nothing less. ::shrug:: YMMV.

    I totally agree. Very reminescent of season 6. The only person I was mildly interested in was Blake Lewis, and you could just substitute Lee Dewyze for Blake and it feels pretty much the same.

    Disclaimer: My opinion only. Some people hate Lee, I know.

  139. I totally agree. Very reminescent of season 6. The only person I was mildly interested in was Blake Lewis, and you could just substitute Lee Dewyze for Blake and it feels pretty much the same.

    This is helping make my point. You hold up the last season dominated by women as bad, and even in that season and this season the males are held in higher esteem. It just makes me wonder if there is a part of the audience that just won’t back a female, or at least not in the way they back males.

  140. Did Clay’s single enter the top ten? David Archuleta’s Crush was #2 behind Rihanna.

    He’s talking about the airplay chart.

    Congrats to Kris!

    Actually, I think he’s talking about the Billboard Pop Songs Chart, not the airplay chart. LLWD peaked at #18 on the Hot 100 (this week it’s dropped to #19) and it peaked at #10 on the Pop Chart (last week it was #11).

    Crush peaked at #2 on the Hot 100 and #13 on the Pop Songs Chart.

  141. Meh, I thought season 6 was dull too, liked Blake more than the other guys, but loved Melinda as well. It’s not a matter of men vs women, I just like different. Loved Allison and Alexis last season, but only liked Adam for the guys. Again, not a male vs female. Hated season 7, which was a male vs male final, even stopped watching before top 3 night because I was unimpressed.

    I can’t speak for others, but for those I know, this was the same case. Not a matter of gender, just musical styles. Everyone has something that does it for them, for some of us, this season just doesn’t have that yet. Maybe 4 or so weeks from now it will. Who knows.

  142. one of David’s fans passed away on February 16th. Her name was Julie, but her screen name was JRB5776.

    I am so sorry. My condolences to her family.

  143. Danny in Sacramento today apparently visiting and singing for kids at a UC Davis hospital in between a lunchtime private radio station concert, and an evening club date.

    From radio listener in Sacramento

    i found out where danny is! he’s at a uc davis hospital right now, because the radio show is live
    yep. (: i’m listening to the station, and they just played “my best days are ahead of me” and said he is or was there
    Danny Gokey just treated the kids in the playroom of the UC Davis Children’s Hospital to a mini-concert and…
    …took time out to visit those that could not make it down to the playroom. Amazing! call 866-781-8811 to donate today!
    #dannygokey is a truly amazing man.

    From radio host @KellySymone 101.9 the Wolf

    http://ping.fm/p/gFIX5 – Danny Gokey stopped by our radiothon
    25 minutes ago via Ping.fm

    Too late for me to watch but apparently Danny will have an interview this evening (California time) on Sacramento Fox 40 station.

    Today, March 18, 2010, 9 minutes ago |
    fox40 (KTXL FOX40 News)
    TONIGHT AT 10PM: We’re on our way to a local city to interview American Idol’s Danny Gokey. Check out the interview at 10pm on FOX40.

  144. HermeticallySealed:
    03/18/2010 at 8:38 pm

    Meh, I thought season 6 was dull too, liked Blake more than the other guys, but loved Melinda as well. It’s not a matter of men vs women, I just like different. Loved Allison and Alexis last season, but only liked Adam for the guys. Again, not a male vs female. Hated season 7, which was a male vs male final, even stopped watching before top 3 night because I was unimpressed.

    I can’t speak for others, but for those I know, this was the same case. Not a matter of gender, just musical styles. Everyone has something that does it for them, for some of us, this season just doesn’t have that yet. Maybe 4 or so weeks from now it will. Who knows.

    By no means did I mean everyone who doesn’t like this season feels that way because of gender, I just think it is something to think about that might be influencing some people, and why season 3,6, and 9 so far are regarded as the worst.

  145. This is helping make my point. You hold up the last season dominated by women as bad, and even in that season and this season the males are held in higher esteem. It just makes me wonder if there is a part of the audience that just won’t back a female, or at least not in the way they back males.

    Actually season 6 I loved Melinda. Still do. This year I like Siobhan almost as much as Lee. I’m not so shallow as to only like people with penises. I just haven’t heard a female voice come off of Idol that I’m in love with. While I have found female voices I love off of the show.

    ETA: I prefer rock voices. Guys just dominate that genre.

  146. why season 3,6, and 9 so far are regarded as the worst.

    Since 3 and 6 were the worst and, so far, 9 is a strong contender, I think it’s no deeper than that.

  147. Though season 6 had some real talent (Melinda), there was no one with the “IT” factor. In my mind season 8 had talent and the IT factor in Adam. I loved Allison and still think she is probably one of the most uniquely talented folks to come along but Adam has something about him that makes people want more.

  148. Since 3 and 6 were the worst and, so far, 9 is a strong contender, I think it’s no deeper than that.

    Sorry but worst american idol season is certainly not a fact, but something subjective, and I don’t think it can be dismissed that easily when there is something that ties the three together.

  149. TMZ caught up with Kris at the airport…and of course the cameraman has to make a snarky remark about Adam.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcHD-zx82pA

    they aired this on tv (without the part about Adam’s “bulge”) and basically made fun of Kris playing at Six Flags. These people don’t bother to do any research do they, they just want to make everyone look as bad as possible, and screw the facts. It’s not even entertaining

  150. TMZ caught up with Kris at the airport…and of course the cameraman has to make a snarky remark about Adam.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcHD-zx82pA

    Why does Kris even answering any of these stupid questions ? Doesn’t he know that they all thrashed him out of camera ? Anyway, good for Kris for NEVER get mad.
    What happens to the Kris livestream ? Is that cancelled ?

  151. Tweet from Kris’s Wichita, KS concert.

    @skerdypants
    They didnt have any kris shirts and hes the fucking headliner. LAME.

    What’s up with 19/Jive still no merchandise available. How hard can it be to have tshirts made. I know people who do it all the time in their garage.

  152. Sorry but worst american idol season is certainly not a fact, but something subjective, and I don’t think it can be dismissed that easily when there is something that ties the three together.

    It is my subjective opinion that 3, 6 and, so far, 9 are the worst American Idol season. And I don’t think I am wrong in saying the consensus is that I am right.

  153. The guy is just so photogenic. How hard is it to spell Kris ? What happens if Siobhan wins ?

    LOL, Ratna12!! I like the hat. Kinda Justin Timberlake-ish!

    Yay for Top 10 Billboard announcement! Hopefully the first of many!

  154. It is my subjective opinion that 3, 6 and, so far, 9 are the worst American Idol season. And I don’t think I am wrong in saying the consensus is that I am right.

    Yes, it is my opinion too, so I am one of the consensus!

    I actually think season 9 is worse than 3 and 6.

  155. It is my subjective opinion that 3, 6 and, so far, 9 are the worst American Idol season. And I don’t think I am wrong in saying the consensus is that I am right.

    Agree with you but I think though that season 9 will have a far more interesting top 2 than season 3 and 6, if it happens to be Crystal and Siobhan. Didi is interesting too. The rest is a puddle of meh for me

  156. Checked out a few minutes of Daughtry’s live stream concert and as usual he sounds great. I don’t want to watch too much though because I have tickets to see him in a few weeks.

    When did he grow out his hair? And those side burns? WTF? Not a good look for him.

  157. By the way, isn’t Adam supposed to be in England today? Does his UK promo start tomorrow?

    He tweeted about 15 minutes ago that he was off to London and so excited!

  158. adamlambert Just heard the rumor about the supposed west Virginia show w Gaga. Unfortunately totally untrue. Hate that u guys were taken advantage of.
    less than a minute ago via Echofon

  159. Checked out a few minutes of Daughtry’s live stream concert and as usual he sounds great. I don’t want to watch too much though because I have tickets to see him in a few weeks.

    When did he grow out his hair? And those side burns? WTF? Not a good look for him.

    You know, I can’t blame him for not wanting to shave his head every day. I mean that has got to be a pain. He actually has more hair than I thought, and it’s darker than I thought, but I can see the receeding hairline. If he keeps it short, ala Bruce Willis in the Fifth Element, I think it could work.

    By the way, I think Cook’s hair is going to look like that in a few years.

  160. adamlambert No makeup line in the works yet either. Would LIKE to. Dont worry girls, It’d be unisex.
    less than a minute ago via Echofon

  161. He tweeted about 15 minutes ago that he was off to London and so excited!

    Isn’t it 8 hours ahead there (from Los Angeles) and 5 hours ahead on the East Coast, so does that mean he’s taking a red eye?

  162. undercooked:
    03/18/2010 at 10:16 pm
    By the way, isn’t Adam supposed to be in England today? Does his UK promo start tomorrow?

    Yeah he stayed in Japan for an extra day. Heard a rumor it was for more press stuff.

    Isn’t it 8 hours ahead there (from Los Angeles) and 5 hours ahead on the East Coast, so does that mean he’s taking a red eye?

    I think he ahs been taking red eyes most of the time. So that they don’t miss any days for promoting.

  163. Yeah he stayed in Japan for an extra day. Heard a rumor it was for more press stuff

    What time zone is he in? I am kind of confused.

  164. OK maybe not the red eye in Japan.
    It is currently 11:30am in Tokyo but its 2:30am in London.

  165. Isn’t it 8 hours ahead there (from Los Angeles) and 5 hours ahead on the East Coast, so does that mean he’s taking a red eye?

    It’s 2:30 AM in London, 11:30 AM in Japan (I guess that’s where just left). 10:30 PM in NYC.

  166. It looks like Tokyo to London is a 12hrish flight so Adam will land sometime in the evening.

  167. Has there been confirmation of which Idol week Adam will be on? I know he said it would be later in the season. I was thinking they might bring him on for the finale and that he might be able to preview Sure Fire Winners. I want him to do that live, but I’m not sure about the lyrics that include “killing machines”. I’m sure that could be changed for the show. Heck, Ke$ha changed plenty last night.

    Do any of you think that might happen? He “should” be a big enough star to be brought in for the finale–to me he’s already a HUUUGGGEE star.

    Oh, BTW, I told my mom when Siobhan was singing Paint It Black that she reminded me of Adam. Then, there was some mention of that on the show. Who knows how strong she will be by the end of the season. I hope she stays that long. To me, she’s the only somewhat “exciting” performer left on the show–although I do like Crystal and Lee.

  168. Ceddies:
    03/18/2010 at 10:46 pm
    Has there been confirmation of which Idol week Adam will be on? I know he said it would be later in the season.

    Well Adam had said that he would be on later in April. He is out of the country until April but leaves again and is performing in the UK on April 24th or what looks like a week. So as long as they don’t plan on flying he back and forth he could be on the weeks of Top 9, 8, 7, 5, 4, 3 or the Finale. But if what he said was true about April then it would be Top 9, 8, or 7. But lol who really know until the week before.

  169. Live stream for Kris in Wichita isn’t working. The person’s phone won’t turn on. They’re trying to set up a cellcast now.

  170. Live stream for Kris in Wichita isn’t working. The person’s phone won’t turn on. They’re trying to set up a cellcast now.

    Yeah, Oh well. I’m sure there will be videos.
    But he is wearing a white rolled up sleeve shirt.
    He looks good in white.

    http://qik.com/video/5560155

    Pretty good size crowd I guess.

  171. Thanks for the reply smeggingnuts. I had not heard the April comment. Oh well, I’m gonna hope for April—and the finale:)

  172. Ratna12, she has also live stream http://qik.com/video/5560389. It’s not working good enough for me, though. I’m going back to sleep. After two hours I have to get up again…

    ..Sorry, it seems not to be live anymore :(

  173. Ceddies:
    03/18/2010 at 11:17 pm
    Thanks for the reply smeggingnuts. I had not heard the April comment. Oh well, I’m gonna hope for April—and the finale:)

    haha yeah both would be awesome, but have they ever had the runner-up on twice? You know Kris is gonna be on the Finale I don’t think they would have Adam as well. As much as that would be great and all.

  174. undercook, it looks like someone else wanted to know when Adam landed. I think this person posts on MJ’s as well. inscrutable7 London arrival RT KI55andTELL: Adam flight update: Plane is due to land at 2.18pm and not 2.30pm now
    18 minutes ago via Echofon

  175. this isn’t good
    ReneeIdolPI Agreed! RT @dollymiiix: I wonder if @adamlambert knows how cray cray his uk promo team have gone, giving out his hotel name to fans.
    24 minutes ago via UberTwitter

  176. oh what is the matter with Adam’s promotional people. You do NOT give fans info about where he’s staying.

    1. Major security issues
    2. makes whatever reaction he gets in the U.K. appear totally staged

  177. ptslittlecomment:
    03/18/2010 at 11:21 pm
    undercook, it looks like someone else wanted to know when Adam landed. I think this person posts on MJ’s as well. inscrutable7 London arrival RT KI55andTELL: Adam flight update: Plane is due to land at 2.18pm and not 2.30pm now
    18 minutes ago via Echofon

    Thanks ptslittlecomment…now, I am assuming that is 2:18 p.m. London time which would make it 4 a.m. Los Angelesl time? Or is it 5 a.m. due to daylight savings time.

  178. It sounds like Kris’s concert in Wichita is going very well…

    http://twitter.com/krinjalists/march18-wichita-ks

    jamieminchey
    Arena on their feet singing with Kris
    less than a minute ago via txt
    Reply Retweet

    meanwhile…

    jamieminchey
    Neon green sign down front says Kris Kougars btw
    6 minutes ago via txt

    krinja_signal

    Setlist: Heartless/GP, CSA, BWCU, MITM, The Truth, AWM, Is It Over, Red Guitar, LLWD
    2 minutes ago via web

    #Sorry but this deserves a tweet RT @rickystheman KrisAllen broke a string its getn crazy up in here.
    2 minutes ago via Echofon

  179. ^^^^^
    I’m in block quote hell….sorry about that. The second quote is just me asking a question.

    So Adam is landing in London 4 a.m. Los Angeles time?

  180. JudyL:
    03/18/2010 at 8:49 pm
    why season 3,6, and 9 so far are regarded as the worst.

    Since 3 and 6 were the worst and, so far, 9 is a strong contender, I think it’s no deeper than that.

    Ahh – well it looks like it has everything to do with being a multiple of 3, so we’re safe again till season 12 ;-) (which I don’t expect to happen).

  181. Sorry for bad math and bad block quotes. I should quit while I’m ahead. So Adam should be landing 6 a.m. Los Angeles time if he is arriving in London at 2 p.m.

  182. undercook it is 3:48 AM in London right now. So that makes it 8:48 PM in LA right?

  183. Looks like Kris will follow Cook into the If I Can Dream house this Tuesday night.

    Check out the scroll bar at the bottom of the page.
    http://www.ificandream.com/#/house

    I’m sorry, I guess I wasn’t paying attention since Kris was never in it, but now that he is; what is the premise of this “If I Can Dream..” ?
    Is it on some TV channel ? Never heard of it.

  184. smeggs, I didn’t watch Idol until I was surfing channels last year and saw Adam at the tryouts, so I wasn’t aware how they usually set things up at the finale. Oh well :(

    Also, I’m not comfortable with them giving out so much information about Adam’s whereabouts, landings, etc.

  185. Tweet from Stars on Ice:

    TanithJLB
    Can’t get @adamlambert’s “Strut” out of my head after a full day of stomping it out to it on the ice in SOI rehearsals. Gonna be a hot #!

  186. Ceddies:
    03/19/2010 at 12:21 am
    smeggs, I didn’t watch Idol until I was surfing channels last year and saw Adam at the tryouts, so I wasn’t aware how they usually set things up at the finale. Oh well

    Also, I’m not comfortable with them giving out so much information about Adam’s whereabouts, landings, etc.

    lol I haven’t either but from what I heard they don’t usally have the runner up on the Finale or on twice the next season. Maybe someone else can verifiy that from me. That would be great.

    yeah I don’t like that they did that either, but its the UK not Japan I don’t think it will get super crazy or anything. Though giving out hotel info is just stupid. Hopefully that is just a rumor.

  187. WWFM Is The “Hot Shot Debut” at #25 on the United World Chart
    http://www.mediatraffic.de/tracks-week12-2010.htm

    tiger92:
    03/19/2010 at 12:16 am
    Great News!!!
    The sales total means that WWFM sold 40,000 copies outside of the US last week. Pretty good!

    This may be a stupid question, so is that chart based on sales then?

  188. I’m gone in for the evening, early am appt. Hopefully when I check back in, Adam will be safely ensconced in his room and resting gently. I am so protective of him. I have no children, but do have two nephews ages 28 and 31. So, Adam easily found his place in my heart right along with my nephews.

  189. This may be a stupid question, so is that chart based on sales then?

    What encompasses the “United World Chart”?

    The United World Chart is a worldwide chart issued every week by Media Traffic, using both sales (digital and physical) and airplay to determine the most popular albums and singles worldwide. The United World Chart uses the same system as the Billboard Hot 100, in which the tracking-week for sales begins on Monday and ends on Sunday; meanwhile the airplay tracking-week runs from Wednesday to Tuesday. The newest weekly chart is therefore issued every Thursday. Each chart is dated with the “week-ending” date of the following Saturday.

    Track Chart:
    The track chart consists of 40 songs that accummulated the most points in the past week. Points for the charted songs are calculated according to the song’s worldwide single sales and radio airplay. Calculation of the track’s points amounts to 60% weighting from sales and 40% weighting from airplay.

    I guess WWFM finally moved up in airplay enough for this chart to show how many copies it is selling outside the US. I wonder how many copies WWFM and FYE has sold outside the US?

  190. tiger92

    Sorry, I’m still not following you on how you calculated that. If 60% of the points are from sales, how does 60% of 94 points equate to 40K in sales? 10% of 94 points is 9.4, times 6 = 56.4 (which to mean means either 5640 or 56400 copies sold, not 40K)

    Also, since LLWD has been on this global chart for 9 weeks now, what would that mean in terms of its sales?

  191. girlygirl:

    WWFM sold 94,000 globally last week. The point system is used to break into the top 40. WWFM doesn’t have “94 points”.

    This was Adam’s album the week of it’s debut:
    Adam Lambert – For Your Entertainment
    RCA – 210.000
    This means the album sold 12K that week outside of the US. Kris’ album was listed at 81.000. I guess that means he sold 1K outside of the US for that week.

  192. Late, but: first idol guy winner with a top 10 hit! Yeah Kris!
    And yeah Adam on the great asian exposure!

  193. I’m sorry, I guess I wasn’t paying attention since Kris was never in it, but now that he is; what is the premise of this “If I Can Dream..” ?
    Is it on some TV channel ? Never heard of it.

    Ratna12, it’s a property of Simon Fuller, five hopefuls in a house in Hollywood – with all cameras, all the time. Strictly web based, Hulu has it, but it’s live streaming. David, Neal and Andy were the guests tonight, I saw the crawl promising Kris next, at 9 PM Pacific time -next Tuesday.

    While the guests are there, they answer real time questions from fans on Twitter, displayed on a large screen TV, it looks like – and hopefully, have conversations with the If I Can Dream House Five. Their Twitter has the details of how that’s supposed to work, but they’ve got some wrinkles to iron out on The House side. Lots of freezing tonight, and Twitter breaking.

    It was extremely awkward and oddly hypnotic at the same time, but actually yielded some interesting new information, about mis-heard lyrics and future plans and other things, and it was fun watching the Boyz hang out and interact off the stage.

    I hope David gives Kris a heads up on this odd set up – don’t go alone, and if they invite you to play Beer Pong, you’ll have to bring your own ping pong ball. ;)

  194. LoL.Adam is not famous in the UK. He has probably few hardcore fans there (idol tards),but it’s not dangerous to give away the hotel info. Few people might go there to greet him, but it’ll be very mellow. This perception that he is a superstar is very deluded, his US hardcore tards keep spreading it, they are not living in reality.

  195. Judee:
    03/19/2010 at 5:16 am
    LoL.Adam is not famous in the UK. He has probably few hardcore fans there (idol tards),but it’s not dangerous to give away the hotel info. Few people might go there to greet him, but it’ll be very mellow. This perception that he is a superstar is very deluded, his US hardcore tards keep spreading it, they are not living in reality.

    lol those are the ones your have to worry about. Like the ones that got his cell number during tour or who hacked his internet accounts. Or like David when they were trying to find his room. Those are the ones that scare me. Thats why i think its stupid to give out that kind of info.
    As to the superstar bit, I think all the Idols have their UBER fans. There is nothing wrong with that. As long as they don’t put down the others to try and make their fav seem better I don’t really care if someone thinks “their” idol is a superstar. Thats an opinion and in their opinion its true…lol

  196. Congrats to Kris for making top ten on bb pop chart. I’m surprised he is first male winner to have done so. Would have done so. Would have thought one of the coronation songs broke into pop top ten but I guess it would have been the adult pop or hot 100. Interesting

  197. This perception that he is a superstar is very deluded, his US hardcore tards keep spreading it, they are not living in reality.

    Adam has fans in the UK. It is not a good idea for ANYONE to have information available that tells exactly where they are staying.
    I’m not expecting the fan reception from the UK to be anything like the reception Adam recieved from fans in Canada, Singapore and Japan- but that doesn’t mean his PR team shouldn’t keep some information private.

    “US hardcore tards” were not part of the LARGE group in Singapore that waited FOR HOURS in the rain just to get a signature. They also weren’t the ones who showed up to the Canadian music show and filled the studio or formed the huge crowd that waited outside. How many “US tards” were there in the big group at the airport in Japan? Those weren’t US fans CHASING Adam through the airport or waiting for him when he came out of the tv shows.

    Adam does have fans around the world and there is evidence that they are very excited that he is visiting their country. (and are extremely enthusiastic) That is reality.

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