Idol Headlines for 03/25/10

‘Idolatry’: Lacey Brown on ‘Landslide’ woes, clashing outfits, and Miley Cyrus as mentor

Lacey Brown’s 12th place finish on American Idol’s ninth season may not have been exactly what she’d hoped for, but it beat her season 8 experience, where she managed to crack the top 54, but only saw her face flash on the screen for a hot, ridiculous second. Lacey stopped by the Idolatry studios to talk about getting snubbed in the year of Kradison, spiraling out of control during her semifinal performance of “Landslide, ” and missing out on a mentoring session with Miley Cyrus. Well, okay, she doesn’t exactly dish the latter topic, but her facial expression is worth 1, 000 words. Press play below and ch-ch-check out our three-part chat, then head to the comments and let me know what you think.

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EW

Simon Cowell to receive Int’l Emmy

NEW YORK — Simon Cowell will receive this year’s International Emmy Founders Award.

“Simon Cowell is an entrepreneur and performer in equal measure, ” said International Academy president and CEO Bruce Paisner. “He has built an international empire and in so doing has changed the face of television around the world.”

Cowell will accept the honor at the 38th International Emmy Awards gala on Nov. 22 in New York.

The Hollywood Reporter

More About Paula Abdul’s Possible New Gig

The competition series is billed as the first all-ages all-genres dance series. A wide variety of acts will compete for a panel of judges, with viewers getting to vote during the semifinals and finals.

CBS has greenlit the project for an unspecified number of episodes.

Sources say CBS alternative topper Jennifer Bresnan liked the relatability of expanding the genre beyond professionals to include amateurs with undiscovered talent and high aspirations.

The British version of “Dance” debuted this year on Sky 1 and became one of the country’s top-rated premium network series.

The network has yet to select “Got to Dance” judges, but CBS has expressed some interest in a certain choreographer-turned-reality TV star for the gig — Paula Abdul. The former “American Idol” judge continues to be courted for a range of TV projects, recently ruling out a return to TV on ABC’s “Star Search” reboot.

The THR Feed

American Idol contestant Sanjaya ticketed for speeding

KIRKLAND, Wash. – Life in the fast lane got expensive for former American Idol contestant Sanjaya Malakar.

He received a $411 ticket for speeding on the Eastside.

The Washington State Patrol says Malakar drove 110 miles per hour on Interstate 405 in Kirkland early Tuesday morning – 50 mph over the speed limit.

No other cars were around, so Malakar was not arrested for reckless endangerment.

Drugs and alcohol were not factors in the case.

King5.com

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Watch Ryan’s First Studio Interview with Oprah This Friday [VIDEO]

Watch this Friday as Ryan joins Oprah for his very first studio interview with the biggest name in television.

In the all-new episode, Ryan will detail his fast-paced lifestyle, spill on the new season of “American Idol”, and stories from his childhood!

Then, superstar chef Jamie Oliver takes the stage and unveils his new reality show, “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, ” that he and Ryan have created to teach American families how easy it is to eat healthier foods at home. Find out what happened when he spent three months in West Virginia in an effort to overhaul the unhealthy eating habits of one small town. Plus, Jamie shares a wholesome, quick and easy chicken recipe that you can make tonight!

RyanSeacrest.com

‘American Idol’ sounding like a broken record

Hold on to your tow rope, “American Idol” – you’ve officially jumped the shark.

From the ho-hum judging to the so-so singers to the tense exchanges between Simon Cowell and host Ryan Seacrest (just make out already!), “American Idol” went from a feel-good talent show to a feel-bad shriekfest.

Season nine’s performances are either a bore or ear-splitters. Barnstable belter Siobhan Magnus might make the top three, but for the love of David Archuleta, will she stop ending each song like she’s trying out for the lead in “Saw XII”?

Boston Herald

media MATTers: Glam-bert

When we last left Adam Lambert, I was soaring into battle defending his honor in the wake of his performance at the American Music Awards.

It’s been a few months, and I think the heat has died down. Lambert is working hard at one thing – revitalizing his career.

I still stand by him but Lambert’s raunchy performance of “For Your Entertainment” knocked him down a few pegs. No longer ‘America’s Sweetheart, ‘ his new goal is to maintain his glam-rock status but keep his popularity and fan base.

The Journal

WE ARE THE FALLEN Covers IRON MAIDEN, MADONNA At Debut Gig – Mar. 24, 2010

WE ARE THE FALLEN — the new band featuring original EVANESCENCE members Ben Moody (guitar) and John LeCompt (guitar) and Rocky Gray (drums) along with “American Idol” powerhouse vocalist Carly Smithson — made its live debut last night (Tuesday, March 23) at the Kings College Students Union in London, England. Although the group’s set focused primarily on the material that will appear on the band’s forthcoming debut album, “Tear The World Down”, WE ARE THE FALLEN also threw in two surprise cover versions — IRON MAIDEN’s “Flight Of Icarus” and MADONNA’s “Like A Prayer”.

Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be viewed below.

Blabbermouth.net

Chris Daughtry At Foxwoods Casino March 27

Sometimes finishing fourth-best can be a blessing in disguise. While “American Idol” Season 5 finalists Taylor Hicks and Katharine McPhee have struggled to find pop-music relevance, Chris Daughtry has had no trouble ruling rock radio. ” Daughtry” was the fastest-selling rock debut in Soundscan history and went on to become the biggest-selling rock record of 2007.

CTNow

N.C. Idol

Bucky Covington was finished with his second album until he saw the lyrics for a song that he knew needed to be included on that album.

“I thought I was done with the album, and then this particular song came rolling across the desk, ” said Covington, a Rockingham native who came to fame on the fifth season of American Idol. “I said ‘whoa, whoa’ … it was just one of those songs.”

The song, “A Father’s Love (The Way He Knew How), ” was released as a single this week. It deals with showing love for a father who can be uncomfortable with expressions of emotion. “One of my favorite lines is, ‘I knew he’d stiffen up, but I hugged him anyway, ‘” Covington said.

Journal Now

Swift is sweet and sassy in C’ville

Next up was Kellie Pickler, stand out from American Idol Season 5. She opened with “Best Days of Your Life” followed by “Things That Never Cross A Man’s Mind” and her current single “Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You?” just to name a few.

She perched on a stool to sing “I Wonder” and closed her set with “Red High Heels.”

It was Kellie’s sparkly silver five-inch heels that caught my eye. How anyone can walk in them is beyond me. And she even managed to walk up and down the ramps on either side of the stage, determined to connect with the audience. Impressive!

Star Exponent

‘Glee’: Meet Rachel Berry’s new guy, Jonathan Groff

“Glee” fans, meet Jonathan Groff, who will play a character by the name of Jesse St. James when the series returns on April 13.

He’s in Vocal Adrenaline, the rival glee club we saw last year, and he’s got much in common with McKinley High’s first lady of song and dance.

Zap2it

Q&A: Evan Lysacek talks about ‘Dancing With the Stars, ‘ Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang and training in Rick Owens cashmeres

Ralph Lauren celebrated Evan Lysacek’s Olympic gold medal win at the brand’s Robertson flagship Tuesday, following the figure skater’s debut on “Dancing With the Stars” the night before. “Dancing” castmates Buzz Aldrin, Niecy Nash and Bruno Tonioli came to toast Lysacek — the first American man to win a gold in figure skating in 22 years.

Lysacek, one of the Olympic athletes who partnered with Polo Ralph Lauren in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, wore a Team USA polo shirt and also autographed customers’ Team USA shirts.

LA Times

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Eyeing the ‘Idol’ odds

Predicting the results on American Idol isn’t a science. But it’s fun to approach it that way. Along the lines of the research that meticulous Idol scholars are conducting into what’s known as Idolmetrics, we’ve come up with a pseudoscientific fast-track formula to gauge each singer’s momentum. Contestants can score up to 100 points or if they’re in danger into double-digit negative numbers. Our progress reports are handed out the day after the performance show, with final grades given after elimination.

USA Today

Exclusive: Idol Finalist Crystal Bowersox’s Hard-Knock Life

On this season of American Idol, Crystal Bowersox is certainly a front-runner with her soulful singing. But she’s only now hitting her stride after a difficult childhood dealing with diabetes, divorce and a dad in jail!

In the April 5 issue of Star — on sale now — we have exclusive details about Crystal’s troubled childhood. Following a diabetes diagnosis at the young age of 6, things just got worse for the Ohio native when her parents divorced.

Not only did Crystal witness a nasty brawl between her mother and new stepmother, but a fight between her dad and then 15-year-old stepbrother over the youngster’s school record and attitude landed her father in jail on domestic violence charges!

Star

‘Hello Ottawa’ – Carrie Underwood

In a lavish example of showing off at your boyfriend’s place of employment, country sweetheart Carrie Underwood, who is engaged to Ottawa Senators forward Mike Fisher, took over Scotiabank Place on Wednesday night, treating her adopted hometown to a elaborately staged performance.

Ten shows into Underwood’s ambitious Play On tour, most of the kinks have been ironed out, and if she was aiming to impress her future hubby’s friends, fans, family members and teammates, the goal was accomplished.

Vancouver Sun

Kellie Pickler’s music often very personal

Country star Kellie Pickler is known for her award-winning, tear-jerking ballad “I Wonder, ” written about her mother who deserted her at a young age. Now Pickler, who’s opening for Taylor Swift at The Palace on Friday, March 26, and Saturday, March 27, on her “Fearless Tour 2010, ” is at a crossroads.

“I’m at a point with my third record where I’m trying to decide how much I want to let people in and how much I want to be open about, ” said Pickler, calling from her tour bus in between gigs. “I don’t know how much I’m ready to talk about and really how much I’m willing to let people in. That’s where I am right now.”

MLive.com

Kellie Pickler Folds Her Fan Club

Kellie took to her website (KelliePickler.com) to personally explain to her fans why she is choosing to fold the fan club. “I want to thank you all for being such special fans and let you know that I’ve decided to make some changes to my website and fan club, ” she writes. “We’re moving to a new website home in April … part of the website changes will give you greater access to music, photos, videos and message boards. I have felt for awhile that everyone should have access to these features without having to pay for it as a fan club member. So, as part of the website changes, we’re closing the Official Fan Club. I’m really excied about this new direction and that everyone can afford to be part of it!”

The Boot

Tim Urban shirtless pics show why he’s so huggable

If you’re looking for a reason why Paige Miles got sent home last night instead of the arguably less talented (though admittedly more consistent) Tim Urban, you might have to look a little further than Urban’s teen-magnet haircut, winning smile and cross-stage slide.

Shirtless photos of Tim Urban in a swimsuit competition, held as part of a larger tryout by an agency called AMTC (Actors, Models & Talent for Christ), have seeped onto the Web and are spreading fast. They reveal that Urban is packing a serious six-pack and an impressive set of pecs under his sweet demeanor. (Urban also can be seen acting and singing in the talent competition, in which he finished in the top five in the “singer/songwriter” category.)

LA Times

American Idol Taylor Hicks In Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (wgrz.com) An American Idol winner is in Buffalo this week and he says he’s enjoying his time here.

Taylor Hicks is starring in the Broadway tour of “Grease” at Shea’s Performing Arts Center. He plays “Teen Angel” in the show.

“Taylor, what do you think of Buffalo?” 2 On Your Side’s Josh Boose asked him.

“I’m enjoying it, ” Hicks replied. “I’m about to go get some wings, I have a few places in mind.”

“I never thought I would star in a Broadway show, ” Hicks said. “To have the opportunity to do it in New York and take it on the show with a brand new record, it was an opportunity I couldn’t turn down.”

WGRZ

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145 Comments

  1. Hold on to your tow rope, “American Idol” – you’ve officially jumped the shark.

    No kidding.

  2. That article about Adam was pretty uninformed, but it seemed like the guy generally likes Adam, and he liked Voodoo- so there’s a point for him from me.
    LOL at the comments, though…

  3. As (I) expected, Adam has passed Kris on the Billboard Hot 100 chart

    WWFM

    #21 Hot 100 (LW-22)
    #7 Canadian Hot 100 (LW – 5)
    #13 Adult Pop (LW – #16)
    #14 Pop (LW – 14)
    #20 Radio (LW – 23)
    #24 Digital (LW – 21)
    #25 Adult Contemporary (LW – NR)

    LLWD

    #22 Hot 100 (LW – 19)
    #5 Adult Pop (LW – 5)
    #6 Yahoo Audio (LW – 5)
    #13 Pop (LW – 10)
    #16 Adult Contemporary (LW – 18)
    #17 Radio (LW – 17)
    #28 Digital (LW – 22)
    #28 Christian (LW – 28)
    #41 Canadian Hot 100 (LW – 42)

  4. thanks for the numbers, girlygirl!

    Do you know how FYE (single) is doing on the Dance chart?

  5. mr

    Club/Dance Chart

    #4 Heartbreak on Vinyl (LW – 7)
    #20 FYE (LW – 14)

    FYE is also #75 on Canadian Hot 100 (LW -65)

    Also, Danny remains steady on country chart

    MBD

    #29 Country (LW – 29)

  6. Mediabase 1-Day Updates. Adam now has a higher AI than Kris

    POP
    13 13 KRIS ALLEN Live Like We’re Dying 5477 -117 -265 -98 28.622 -0.465 26 (iTunes)
    14 14 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 5207 +12 173 -1 29.601 +0.116 22 (iTunes)
    39 40 KELLY CLARKSON All I Ever Wanted 891 +48 351 -13 2.532 +0.192 526 (iTunes)

  7. Thanks girlygirl!
    Hmmm… it seems FYE has peaked at #14, and is now slipping down :-( Oh well! I have this feeling that IIHY will do alright on that chart (can it be both on the pop and club/dance chart? Please excuse my ignorance…)

  8. Oh cakeygirl- really??
    That’s great!! Sorry- my bad!! I’m a bad, bad Adam fan, lol!!
    I didn’t know it went that high- now I’m really proud (but why not #1 then!!!!! J/K… I won’t be greedy… I’ll take what I can get).

  9. mr:
    03/25/2010 at 11:07 am
    That article about Adam was pretty uninformed, but it seemed like the guy generally likes Adam, and he liked Voodoo- so there’s a point for him from me.
    LOL at the comments, though…

    Its an article in a college newspaper by a college student.

  10. #13 Adult Pop (LW – #16)

    anyone know why WWFM is #13 on the BB adult pop chart but #14 on the mediabase HAC chart? Just curious. Also, I believe that WWFM currently has one of the highest (if not the highest) bullet on HAC, so hopefully he will move up a little higher on that chart.

  11. media MATTers: Glam-bert

    Ok, when I read the beginning of this article, I was kinda pissed, but it turns out it was actually pretty well thought out, particularly with regards to Adam’s difficulty of being true to himself while still being embraced by the US public, not to mention the challenge of presenting the multi-faceted nature of his musical inclinations and ability (say, the FYE side, as well as the WWFM side of him).

    I agree that, in Adam’s case, I think what he is trying to do right now is on the cusp of being embraced in the US, but not QUITE 100% there yet – if anything, it’s all a timing issue imo.

  12. mmb

    It is my understanding that the mediabase chart is based entirely on radio airplay. The Billboard charts combine sales and airplay.

  13. is my understanding that the mediabase chart is based entirely on radio airplay. The Billboard charts combine sales and airplay

    .

    I thought that was just for the hot 100. I thought that the pop and adult pop charts were airplay only. Anyonw know?

  14. mr

    Any song can be on multiple Billboard charts. See the list for LLWD (9 charts) and WWFM (7 charts) I posted this morning. FYE actually made the Billboard Hot 100 when it was first released, although it didn’t crack the Top 40 (I don’t think).

  15. anyone know why WWFM is #13 on the BB adult pop chart but #14 on the mediabase HAC chart? Just curious. Also, I believe that WWFM currently has one of the highest (if not the highest) bullet on HAC, so hopefully he will move up a little higher on that chart.

    I think BB are basing their chart position on stats from another company, not mediabase (and they are not available to the public). So it depends on what stations these companies monitor.

  16. I think BB are basing their chart position on stats from another company, not mediabase (and they are not available to the public). So it depends on what stations these companies monitor.

    Thanks. That sounds right.

  17. Hold on to your tow rope, “American Idol” – you’ve officially jumped the shark.

    Bah! “Jump the shark” must be the most overused phrase, and used by people who have nothing interesting to say. They said it jumped the shark when Sanjaya was prancing round in a faux-hawk, then came David Cook and Adam Lambert. I’m sure if AI continues and not get displaced by X-Factor, there’ll be more outstanding talents getting discovered on the show. The show is trying to move in a different direction this season with the focus on the indie girls, and although I don’t think it is working (they just went completely overboard with that idea), it’ll still be interesting to see they’ll do next.

  18. BB200
    26 BOYLE*SUSAN I DREAMED A DREAM 16,884 -10 18,672 3,650,323
    28 UNDERWOOD*CARRIE PLAY ON 16,308 -5 17,082 1,409,946
    33 GOKEY*DANNY MY BEST DAYS 14,852 -39 24,426 102,470
    64 DAUGHTRY LEAVE THIS TOWN 8,201 -10 9,083 994,255
    71 LAMBERT*ADAM FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT 7,807 -10 8,672 569,268
    92 GLEE CAST GLEE: THE MUSIC V1 5,574 -11 6,269 755,008
    98 GLEE CAST GLEE: THE MUSIC, V2 5,447 -14 6,328 553,794
    187 DAUGHTRY DAUGHTRY 3,157 -5 3,322 4,653,272
    193 ALLEN*KRIS KRIS ALLEN 3,101 -18 3,803 285,661

    Hot 100
    LW TW
    22 21 Whataya Want From Me – Adam Lambert
    19 22 Live Like We’re Dying – Kris Allen
    36 38 Life After You – Daughtry
    44 41 Temporary Home – Carrie Underwood

  19. I thought that was just for the hot 100. I thought that the pop and adult pop charts were airplay only. Anyonw know?

    Correct. The Billboard Hot 100 chart combines airplay, sales, and streaming. The format charts, however, are airplay-only. The difference is that Billboard charts are compiled using airplay tracking data from Nielsen BDS, whereas Mediabase format charts are based on their own tracking data. The two companies use different panels of stations to monitor detections – the two panels have significant overlap so the charts are generally very close, but there is enough difference to often result in slight variations in chart position between the two. Billboard and Mediabase also utilize slightly different recurrency guidelines, which can also cause differences in the weekly charts.

  20. Bah! “Jump the shark” must be the most overused phrase

    So the phrase Jump the Shark has Jumped the Shark…LOL! :)

  21. Question does anyone know the official date that the Remix EP for Adam is going to be Available. I thought it was suppose to be March 23. Has a new date been given? Thanks in advance for anyone who has info.

  22. Pam:
    03/25/2010 at 12:35 pm

    BB200
    26 BOYLE*SUSAN I DREAMED A DREAM 16,884 -10 18,672 3,650,323
    28 UNDERWOOD*CARRIE PLAY ON 16,308 -5 17,082 1,409,946
    33 GOKEY*DANNY MY BEST DAYS 14,852 -39 24,426 102,470
    64 DAUGHTRY LEAVE THIS TOWN 8,201 -10 9,083 994,255

    I am confused I thought that Daughtry’s Album was 8K this week which would explain the -!0% drop but if he sold 9,083 this week then he had virtually no drop and sold another 9K. I am confused.

  23. I am confused I thought that Daughtry’s Album was 8K this week which would explain the -!0% drop but if he sold 9,083 this week then he had virtually no drop and sold another 9K. I am confused.

    He did. The 8k figure is this week’s and the 9K number is for last week. The -10 is the percentage drop.

  24. dhunken:
    03/25/2010 at 12:49 pm
    Question does anyone know the official date that the Remix EP for Adam is going to be Available. I thought it was suppose to be March 23. Has a new date been given? Thanks in advance for anyone who has info.

    Hmm, March was also in my mind as the time it would be released, and we’re almost at the end of that. But I don’t recall ever getting any OFFICIAL word on a release date – I think the March thing came from something less official.

    Gotta say, I’m DYING for the EP :-) Voodoo will be on it too, right? Finally I can give my money over in support of Voodoo! (Love that song!)

    Though, tbh, this is yet another example of how artists like Adam (and others of course) get majorly screwed over by free music online – the mp3s of Voodoo have been floating around for at least a month now :-(

  25. Hmm, March was also in my mind as the time it would be released, and we’re almost at the end of that. But I don’t recall ever getting any OFFICIAL word on a release date – I think the March thing came from something less official.

    Well it actually came from Adam himself so….Maybe not really official but kind of reliable. Tee hee Tee hee

  26. Bah! “Jump the shark” must be the most overused phrase, and used by people who have nothing interesting to say. They said it jumped the shark when Sanjaya was prancing round in a faux-hawk, then came David Cook and Adam Lambert. I’m sure if AI continues and not get displaced by X-Factor, there’ll be more outstanding talents getting discovered on the show. The show is trying to move in a different direction this season with the focus on the indie girls, and although I don’t think it is working (they just went completely overboard with that idea), it’ll still be interesting to see they’ll do next.

    I am now completely convinced of the rule of 3 wrt Idol – every season that is a multiple of 3 is not very good – case in point: 3, 6, and now 9. So next year should be much better :-)

    Though tbh, the bigger nails in the coffin will definitely be Simon leaving, and who will replace him. I don’t know how well they will do with finding a great replacement, which could be the thing that ends Idol, especially with a lackluster year this year, plus X-Factor coming on.

  27. Well it actually came from Adam himself so….Maybe not really official but kind of reliable. Tee hee Tee hee

    lol – I was about to write in my first response that I thought Adam had been the one to say it. But that, for how knowledgable he of course SHOULD be about things like that, he might not be in the best position to necessarily know release dates – that’s something that tptb behind the scenes probably know more about, and switch at the last minute – especially for an EP, which would have less hype than, say, a full album.

  28. David Cook fans – the band MWK (featuring members of Dave’s band and possibly Dave himself) will be playing a gig in LA tonight.
    Also, according to the twitterverse, Dave and the boys played a “secret” concert last night in San Diego. Hopefully they got paid big bucks, and more importantly hope some vids will leak.

  29. I hate to be a broken record, but YO, folks at Jive, it’s time for a new Kris single! And I think we’ll hear about it soon; Kris said in his “If I Can Dream” house appearance that he does know what the next single will be but can’t say yet. I will bet anything the announcement will be after he gets back from Rwanda (and the timing would be right; David Cook debuted “Come Back To Me” start of April as well, last year).

  30. Question does anyone know the official date that the Remix EP for Adam is going to be Available. I thought it was suppose to be March 23. Has a new date been given? Thanks in advance for anyone who has info.

    The girl that made the cover for FYE (japanese?) said on her blog (I think) that she is working on the cover for the EP.

  31. Has Kris or Katy sent any twitter messages today? I am at work and will not be able to check twitter until after 11 tonight. If they tweet, can some one post it here?

    cookbunny: I am with you. I can’t wait until they announce his new single. I also think that they will announce it shortly after he returns from Rwanda. It would be cool if he made the announcement at his concert in Arkansas on April 9, and then did the radio rounds the following week (however, since it is a fundraiser, that might not be appropriate).

  32. Bah! “Jump the shark” must be the most overused phrase, and used by people who have nothing interesting to say. They said it jumped the shark when Sanjaya was prancing round in a faux-hawk, then came David Cook and Adam Lambert. I’m sure if AI continues and not get displaced by X-Factor, there’ll be more outstanding talents getting discovered on the show. The show is trying to move in a different direction this season with the focus on the indie girls, and although I don’t think it is working (they just went completely overboard with that idea), it’ll still be interesting to see they’ll do next.

    If they can find a good replacement for Simon I think the show can go on for many more years. Survivor survived a dip in ratings because it has a core audience that stays with the show, and Idol I think can be in the same position. People keep trying to compare the shelf live of a tv drama or comedy to Idol, but I think reality shows have dmonstrated a much longer longevity than scripted shows.

  33. Charts from Sony Music Philippines:

    WWFM#8 MYX Hit Chart
    #6 MYX International Top20
    #4 Channel [V] Philippines Bente-Uno Countdown
    #25 MAGIC 30 COUNTDOWN (MARCH 21, 2010)
    #6 U92 THE HITLIST WEEKLY TOP 10
    #16 RX 93.1 COUNTDOWN TOP 7 AND WANNABEES
    #2 RT30 COUNTDOWN (FYE is #4)

    FYE
    #4 RT30 COUNTDOWN
    #27 103.5 MAX FM D30 COUNTDOWN

    LLWD#16 MYX International Top 20
    #18 Channel [V] Philippines Bente-Uno Countdown

    girly girl: You were asking yesterday about LLWD being on charts outside the US. I’ve only seen LLWD on the Philippine charts and now the Canadian charts. I’m sure it is or was charting in Malaysia, also.

    It looks like WWFM and FYE are still going strong! Those other countries sure do like FYE, don’t they? :)

  34. according to the twitterverse, Dave and the boys played a “secret” concert last night in San Diego. Hopefully they got paid big bucks, and more importantly hope some vids will leak.

    Wellhesback – I’ve seen two twitpics from that Private Gig – it’s the one David mentioned in conversation at the IICD House. I agree, it would be cool if some videos were to surface. People are looking up what corporations/organizations/groups had a function in San Diego last night- so far, they’ve got the fact that the Music Library Association had their annual conference at the Paradise Point Resort in San Diego this week.

    To which I say – Why not? ;) Although, seriously, nobody in the Cook News Network knows anything. Yet.

  35. At this rate, LLWD is going to go recurrent on Top40 before they announce a new single!

    Why does Kris have to be in the country to announce? He can be here to do radio gigs in a week or so, but come on! Push that sucker to the radio!

  36. Would Kris even do a lot of radio gigs once its announced? Do they do this again the second time around?

  37. Anyone know if there’s any particular reason why Adam’s quoting Khalil Gibran on twitter today? (not that it’s not a great quote, because it is)

  38. Also, according to the twitterverse, Dave and the boys played a “secret” concert last night in San Diego.

    Oh, for shame, David Cook fandom! This is the second time you have so utterly failed in your bat-shit stalkeriness! First, you missed the Viper Room show from before his SNL appearance (which the fandom only found out about because EW wrote about it) and now a “secret” concert in San Diego for which our only proof of its existence is a blurry twitpic.

    In other news, I am ridiculously excited to see the vids for tonigh’s MWK opening gig at Spaceland in LA. Go Andy, Neal, Dave, Kyle and Joey! I read a fan blog yesterday talking about MWK’s gig at the Flytrap in Tulsa, and how her husband thought MWK should open for a David Cook tour in the future. Called it the “Reversible T-Shirt” tour. All they’d have to do is switch two positions and they’d save money on food, lodging, travel, etc. Brilliant!

  39. I agree, it would be cool if some videos were to surface.

    I would surely be happy to get some videos of the super secret Cook show – I am starving for some new videos, please :)

  40. I read a fan blog yesterday talking about MWK’s gig at the Flytrap in Tulsa, and how her husband thought MWK should open for a David Cook tour in the future. Called it the “Reversible T-Shirt” tour.

    I’d pay to see that. Not like I wouldn’t already be there, but still :)

  41. From the UK Sony publicist:

    Quote:
    NirvanaDC
    watching the 4 music top ten. Telephone is #2.. who could # 1 be

    Number 1 on the 4 Music TV Top 10 today is…@adamlambert “For Your Entertainment”!!!

    TV News the @AdamLambert “For Your Entertainment” video is #1 in today’s Box TV Breakers!! 33 minutes ago via web

  42. Nice! Is that Channel 4’s music video countdown show? Does the BBC have a music video television show as well?

  43. Would Kris even do a lot of radio gigs once its announced? Do they do this again the second time around?

    I don’t know, but that’s the only reasoning I can think of the postpone the announcement until “sometime” next week.

  44. tiger92 – do they mean FYE the single? (I’m assuming so) For some reason I thought they released WWFM as a single there. I’m confused.

  45. Junior:
    03/25/2010 at 1:57 pm
    Would Kris even do a lot of radio gigs once its announced? Do they do this again the second time around?

    I don’t know, but that’s the only reasoning I can think of the postpone the announcement until “sometime” next week.

    Maybe thats so that he can talk about the charity work too, which would be a smart move. The reality is.. that when they go into these interviews, people are not really interested in just hearing about the song.. they want to talk about other things as well. This will give Kris a nice sound bite.

  46. koshka:
    03/25/2010 at 1:58 pm
    tiger92 – do they mean FYE the single? (I’m assuming so) For some reason I thought they released WWFM as a single there. I’m confused.

    Yes, it’s for the single. I don’t know if they “officially release” singles over there. They seem to just play what they like. Allison was on the charts for a while. Kris’ BWCU was on the charts also. I guess they like both of Adam’s singles, so they play them.
    It would be nice if US radio stations were like this. Maybe I might hear more than the same 5 songs over and over!

    girlygirl: I just added another video show that FYE is playing on. It’s #1 on that show also! I have no idea what stations these two shows are on or what they are exactly. LOL

  47. I read a fan blog yesterday talking about MWK’s gig at the Flytrap in Tulsa, and how her husband thought MWK should open for a David Cook tour in the future. Called it the “Reversible T-Shirt” tour. All they’d have to do is switch two positions and they’d save money on food, lodging, travel, etc. Brilliant!

    So like, MWK is a bad ass semi with flames on the side, and DC&TA are Optimus Prime. This would make me sooooo happy. The only thing that would make me happier is if the Bromancipalooza music fest actually became a reality. Is it cool to link a twitpic from the private gig here? Just cause….umph.

  48. Isn’t it weird that they would release the FYE video in the UK a month before his single comes out??

  49. Nice! Is that Channel 4’s music video countdown show? Does the BBC have a music video television show as well?

    yeah it’s a digital channel … Adam is their VIP video of the week and it’s shown pretty regularly throughout the day and night .. the channel 4 breakfast programme Freshly Squeezed is showing “the making of FYE” on their show tomorrow morning too

    as far as I know the BBC doesn’t have a specifid music channel

  50. If they can find a good replacement for Simon I think the show can go on for many more years. Survivor survived a dip in ratings because it has a core audience that stays with the show, and Idol I think can be in the same position.

    I don’t think getting a replacement for Simon would be a problem, there are many people who would be very keen to be a judge on the show. The big problem is I don’t know if there is room for two singing contests when X-Factor starts, especially if when they are on the same network. In the UK there’s X-Factor (where Leona Lewis was discovered) and then there’s Britain’s Got Talent (where SuBo was discovered), both on the same ITV channel, but Britain’s Got Talent is different enough not to warrant direct comparison. X-Factor is however too similar to American Idol, I don’t know if both can survive. Just have to wait and see.

  51. Wellhesback – I’ve seen two twitpics from that Private Gig – it’s the one David mentioned in conversation at the IICD House.

    Ooh, please share said twitpics!

    ETA: Nevermind, saw sunchick’s link. Ugh, so jealous. Wonder what they played at the sekrit show…

  52. Smallie, I thought I saw one on the previous page? But anyway – This is the one I thought I saw posted. And this is the other, with Monty in the background.

    Enjoy. ;)

    Ach. Missed your edit. That’s OK – It’s a new page anyway. And somebody took the pics, and posted them, so somebody has intel – which means we will find out, eventually.

  53. But anyway – This is the one I thought I saw posted. And this is the other, with Monty in the background.

    Very nice – lucky peeps at the secret show! He is getting skiiinnnyy… don’t shrink too much more, now, Mr. Cook!

  54. FYI: Freshly Squeezed, music programme on the UK’s Channel 4, 7-7.30am GMT (repeated on Channel 4+1 at 8-8.30am GMT)

    Freshly Squeezed (those ~delightful people from the weekend’s UK TV premiere of FYE MV) tweeted earlier today:

    @Freshly
    On the show tomorrow; Adam lambert gets his snake out. about 3 hours ago via web LOL!!!

    video Adam Lambert showing off his snake…

    Yep, that’s him: http://bit.ly/ct4xHg
    5 minutes ago via web

    This video shows the FYE mv at the end, but watch the intro part to see what the two vjs say about Adam! This looks like a pretty cool show!
    LUV: You will love this! The accents! :)

  55. Ya know as much as I liked what David wore on AI last week I wouldn’t have been opposed to him wearing that shirt. Why can’t I work for that company that hired him? My company sucks lol

  56. Apparently Adam was tweeting about the book because a fan gave it to him today:

    Lamberkitten @Lambritetty @adamlambert Oh Etty you too had an amazing day! I am so thrilled Adam got chance to read The Prophet that I gifted today! :)
    18 minutes ago via web in reply to Lambritetty

  57. alaadam:
    03/25/2010 at 3:12 pm
    Apparently Adam was tweeting about the book because a fan gave it to him today:

    Lol – and here we all were on twitter thinking that he was in love (well, maybe he is…!)

  58. Ack! So much UK stuff to catch up on! I fall so far behind with all his traveling and the busy schedules!

    Completely superficial sidenote, but Adam has been looking absolutely gorgeous in the UK:

    http://ow.ly/i/QpE

  59. Why can’t I work for that company that hired him? My company sucks lol

    I would forgive my #*@(#*@ company for not paying me for the past two weeks if they would have a super secret David Cook show, lol.

  60. Ooh, the best part about these sekrit show pics (besides their inherent awesomeness), is that in scrolling through this girl’s other twitpics, I found the pics of David and Orianthi that I’d heretofore only heard about but hadn’t seen! Woot! I love crumbs like these on slow Cookie news days :).

    In case it’s new to anyone else:
    http://twitpic.com/19a2n5
    http://twitpic.com/19a2lq

  61. Completely superficial sidenote, but Adam has been looking absolutely gorgeous in the UK:

    He’s been gorgeous on this whole International tour. You can really tell he’s in his element and he’s truly enjoying this promo tour. You can’t fake the happiness that’s all over his face. :)

  62. He’s been gorgeous on this whole International tour. You can really tell he’s in his element and he’s truly enjoying this promo tour. You can’t fake the happiness that’s all over his face.

    Hmmm…maybe he’s in LURVE after all ;-) (let the speculation begin…)

  63. jmom376:
    03/25/2010 at 1:36 pm
    Has Kris or Katy sent any twitter messages today? I am at work and will not be able to check twitter until after 11 tonight. If they tweet, can some one post it here?

    cookbunny: I am with you. I can’t wait until they announce his new single. I also think that they will announce it shortly after he returns from Rwanda. It would be cool if he made the announcement at his concert in Arkansas on April 9, and then did the radio rounds the following week (however, since it is a fundraiser, that might not be appropriate).

    Kris just tweeted that they’re off to Brussels.

    Alright. Let’s try this again. Brussels here I come.
    14 minutes ago via Echofon

    From what he said at the IICD House, he’ll be announcing it in a week or two. I wouldn’t be surprised if he announces his tour dates around that time too. Good time to promote the new single when he does interviews for the tour.

    REMINDER: Tomorrow, March 26, is last day to buy ‘Let It Be’ on iTunes to benefit Haiti! Tell your friends.

  64. Adam’s For Your Entertainment will be used as by a dance crew on America’s Best Dance Crew tonight @10PM EST on MTV. I think that is the show produced by Randy Jackson.

  65. Hmmm…maybe he’s in LURVE after all (let the speculation begin…)

    The thought of that makes me happy…no idea why; really has no impact on my real life, but it just does and I’ll be the first to admit I’m over invested in the glittery one’s happiness. :)

  66. You guys are way more postive than I was when I saw Adams tweet..lol
    I was remembering the tweet from when there was those protesters during the AI tou about love knowing no gender, color ect. I started thinking something really negative had happened so he was sending out good thoughts to counter act it.

    Lol I am soooo pessamistic

  67. Nigel Lythgoe tweeted the 2nd rule change for SYTYCD this season:

    “@dizzyfeet Another rule change for SYTYCD this coming Season. The partners will change every single week.”
    about 1 hours ago via Echofon

    This is one rule change I guessed right. I totally agree with changing partners every week. Certain dancers were disadvantaged by staying with a partner who brought them down, or advantaged by having a much stronger partner who brought them up.

    Last season, Russell practically had a different partner every week due to the injuries of his partners pre-Top 10, and he excelled.

  68. jmom376:
    03/25/2010 at 1:36 pm
    Has Kris or Katy sent any twitter messages today? I am at work and will not be able to check twitter until after 11 tonight. If they tweet, can some one post it here?

    Kris tweeted:

    @KrisAllen Alright. Let’s try this again. Brussels here I come.
    37 minutes ago via Echofon

    If they just left Chicago, that was quite a delay. :-(

  69. J9BT
    I think someone said they saw them either boarding or on the same flight to Germany last night on a connecting flight…could be wrong though

  70. Taylor Hicks just sent this cool tweet ..

    @taylorrhicks Just emailed with Bryan Adams! He wanted me to sit in in Montgomery AL. Damn.

    He had to turn it down due to prior commitment, just a few more weeks of Grease & he won’t have to worry about that anymore.

  71. The thought of that makes me happy…no idea why; really has no impact on my real life, but it just does and I’ll be the first to admit I’m over invested in the glittery one’s happiness.

    LOL – IKR? I’m just so happy when he’s happy :-)

    J9BT:
    03/25/2010 at 4:20 pm
    Nigel Lythgoe tweeted the 2nd rule change for SYTYCD this season:

    I think I missed it earlier, but what was the first rule change?

  72. smeggingnuts:
    03/25/2010 at 4:38 pm
    This is pretty funny saterical look at Adam’s Top 10 outfits..my personal favorite is the comments for #8
    http://bit.ly/cbfOVW

    OMG – that was hilarious! Lol – I liked the commentary for #6:

    What if Clark Gable was a gay evil magician?

    LMAO!

  73. Hey, has anyone seen this?

    Savvy Boomer Women Reveal All in Just-Launched Book ‘On the Meaning of Adam Lambert’

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/prweb/20100322/bs_prweb/prweb3763784_1

    Just released on Amazon.com, “On the Meaning of Adam Lambert” is a cyber-confessional written by two savvy boomer women, June Kinoshita, a Harvard-trained scientist and Kath Hollinsworth, a public policy analyst. Both lettered women with happy marriages and fulfilling lives, they were the most prolific of “glambertina” bloggers who found each other after Allegra Huston posted a blog question “What Is It About Adam Lambert?” on the wowOwow web site. The resulting flurry of analytical, entertaining and downright funny blog posts created a serendipity that transformed their lives and resulted in the publishing of their most intimate and riveting blog posts in their book “On the Meaning of Adam Lambert”. The book is now available on Amazon.com.

    LOL! Too funny, but good for them if the can make some money off of their Adam love. :)

  74. undercooked – that’s the book the topidol blog has been mocking for a while now.

  75. For Your Entertainment was played on our local radio station (Metro Radio, Newcastle) tonight in the UK … my Dad .. who’s in his 70’s told me excitedly that he heard it in the car .. lol

    He said that the male DJ explained who Adam was (runner up on AI last year) and the female DJ said that she needt to go and get some treatment after hearing it as it had had a strange effect on her (in a good way) . lol

  76. Lane seems to have a camera in her hand quite a lot…can you imagine the photo album she’ll be able to put together at the end of her assignment with Adam? The short video of her taking his pic with the kilt on was hilarious. I laughed so hard when he asked her after she took the first pic…”Did you get the boots?”

  77. Another rule change for SYTYCD this coming Season. The partners will change every single week.”

    I haven’t watched this in a few seasons, but with the new rule of only voting off one person each week, won’t that make an odd number of dancers every other week? How will they partner each week?

  78. I just happened to browse by the music section of my local Wal-Mart & they were restocking six bins of Justin Beiber CDs. He had a whole row to himself. WTF!!!!! I could only shake my head in.

  79. undercooked – that’s the book the topidol blog has been mocking for a while now.

    I think Top Idol has moved onto a new book now. Some screed written by some uber-BSC fan about how Daniel Allen is an evil mastermind, whisking limonenes [sic], and how Adam was robbed. It’s almost 500 pages!

    I must say that the Adam fans are rather prolific writers.

  80. ” Another rule change for SYTYCD this coming Season. The partners will change every single week.”

    I haven’t watched this in a few seasons, but with the new rule of only voting off one person each week, won’t that make an odd number of dancers every other week? How will they partner each week?”

    My daughter & I have read this as voting for just one person from the beginning rather than a couple . This usually just happens from the Top 10 where there is still a guy & a girl voted off but you only vote for one person!!

  81. I haven’t watched this in a few seasons, but with the new rule of only voting off one person each week, won’t that make an odd number of dancers every other week? How will they partner each week?

    LOL. Somebody failed at math. Maybe they will have them do solos?

    I recall in the first season of SYTYCD they changed partners every week. One couple kept picking each other out of the hat, so they got to be really good. It kind of worked against them though because people thought they had an unfair advantage. Or was I the only one who watched that season?

  82. I just happened to browse by the music section of my local Wal-Mart & they were restocking six bins of Justin Beiber CDs. He had a whole row to himself.

    It’s not as bad as it seems. Beiber just released his second CD this week (the first was in November). So, it’s a new album and it’s priced to sell (since it’s really an EP). So, it’s not really unexpected that there were be lots of bins for him during a release week.

  83. tls62

    I think Lane (Adam’s handler/assistant) and Lizzie (Kris’s handler/assistant) have been instruted to take behind the scenes videos/photos. Most of the videos up on Kris’s official YouTube site (him eating balut, dancing with fire, etc) were taken and posted by Lizzie. Both ladies are employed by 19, and I’m sure this is part of their responsibilities, to try and generate publicity and website hits. I’m betting whatever videos Lane takes will end up on Adam’s official site or on You Tube or Vevo.

    I wonder whether they are going to stick with Adam and Kris once the S9 tour kicks off. It’s my understanding that Lane was assigned to David Archuleta last season? So does this mean she and Lizzie have to move on to working for one of the S9 contestants starting this summer? Or can they stay with Adam and Kris — they seem well-suited for their current assignments.

  84. I hope Kris and Katy weren’t travelling from Chicago to Brussels today. Hopefully that tweet/post from yesterday about someone spotting him on a flight to Germany was correct, and that they only have to make a (relatively) short hop to Belgium.

    International travel seems to have gotten more complicated in recent years. Why were they going through Chicago to begin with? There must be direct flights from Los Angeles to Brussels — or at least to bigger European cities. Everytime I fly through Chicago, something seems to go wrong, so I try to avoid it if possible (unless that’s where I’m actually going)

  85. undercooked – that’s the book the topidol blog has been mocking for a while now.

    LOL! I went over there and it isn’t pretty. Yes, Kristen, you are correct, it is a different book.

    Question, have fans from past seasons written books about other idols. I wouldn’t be surprised if they did.

  86. I wonder whether they are going to stick with Adam and Kris once the S9 tour kicks off. It’s my understanding that Lane was assigned to David Archuleta last season? So does this mean she and Lizzie hve to move on to working for one of the S9 contestants starting this summer? Or can they stay with Adam and Kris — they seem well-suited for their current assignments.

    I assumed they would move on when S9 is over and if Kris or Adam, in this case, wanted a handler at that point, they would need to get one on their own out of their money. Do past Idol winners/runners up still have handlers helping them from 19? I really have no idea. I’m sure you’re right…the pics are being taken for a purpose right now, but they’ll make one hell of a photo album when it’s all over!

  87. I assumed they would move on when S9 is over and if Kris or Adam, in this case, wanted a handler at that point, they would need to get one on their own out of their money

    I want Adam to keep Lane…he seems to like her a lot. :(
    He really say nice things about her in his cd and in a recent interview

  88. International travel seems to have gotten more complicated in recent years. Why were they going through Chicago to begin with? There must be direct flights from Los Angeles to Brussels — or at least to bigger European cities. Everytime I fly through Chicago, something seems to go wrong, so I try to avoid it if possible (unless that’s where I’m actually going)

    The issue is probably the Europe->Kigali hop. I suspect that ties which still exist between Rwanda and Belgium probably mean it’s the only direct flight. I don’t think there are any direct flights from LAX to Brussels. I know KML flies into nearby Narobi, Dar and Arusha, but they arrive in the middle of the night in order to be able to get the flowers back to Amsterdam for the morning markets. So, you’d probably get stuck hanging around some airport in Africa for several hours in the dark while waiting for your connection.

    I wonder if he’ll have time to hop over to Volcanoes National Park to see the mountain gorillas.

  89. ehoffmeyer

    Morgan Freeman, @KrisAllen, Mary Steenburgen & other celebs will be at Oxford American’s first-ever Best of the South Gala in LR April 3.
    about 3 hours ago via TweetDeck

    @OhNoNotStarr @KrisAllen will be performing; Morgan Freeman & Charles Portis will accept awards. It will be held at the Capital Hotel.
    less than a minute ago via TweetDeck in reply to OhNoNotStarr

    April 3rd is the day Kris is supposed to return from Rwanda. Can you say major jet lag?

  90. oh, LOL! Even when Kris isn’t around, he’s plaguing his friends/bandmates

    calevis24

    #Umm, walking around in a shoe store in florida and @krisallen version of “What’s going on” came on the store radio…leave me alone dude!
    about 1 hours ago via txt

  91. First rule change. Only one dancer will leave the competition each week and not two. Many more changes to come by the end of this week.”

    Judes, this is the way it’s been presented, that only one dancer will leave each week. Kirsten’s right, the math doesn’t add up for partner performances. Maybe more new rules will come that will help explain this!

  92. Just got my print copy of EW in the mail. Michael Slezak wrote an article harshly titled “Why Can’t The New Idols Sing?”

    Aww poor kids!

    Anyway he sums up the problems with the season as:
    Too much guitar strumming (Reliance on instruments over vocals)
    We’re still heartbroken over cut contestants (eh, me not so much!)
    Too much style over substance (in terms of poor arrangements without good vocals)
    Get a New Songbook (I completely agree with this – I think song choice is the biggest problem this season)
    The Judges could use their own critiquing (Totally agree!)

    ETA: Uh oh, MJ. Michael suggests that the season would be saved if they eliminate the cheesy group numbers! I say keep the numbers and eliminate the lip synching.

  93. I wonder whether they are going to stick with Adam and Kris once the S9 tour kicks off. It’s my understanding that Lane was assigned to David Archuleta last season? So does this mean she and Lizzie have to move on to working for one of the S9 contestants starting this summer?

    IDK, but if I were Lane I’d be bummed about the possibility of leaving Adam for one of the new crop of no-personality contestants.
    Can you imagine the fun she has had following Adam around? What a job: Parties, fashion week, Oprah, tv shows, awards shows, Europe, Canada, Japan, and some fun nightlife!
    I’m sure Archie was a sweetheart, but he was young. Did she go with him on his tours? I wonder how much she had to be around that stage-dad of his?

  94. It’s not as bad as it seems. Beiber just released his second CD this week (the first was in November). So, it’s a new album and it’s priced to sell (since it’s really an EP). So, it’s not really unexpected that there were be lots of bins for him during a release week.

    The cd is $6.99 at Target. Why is it considered to be an EP? It has 10 songs.
    I think there are so many cds stocked because they are expecting big sales. Sadly, I’m sure they are right.

  95. I’m sure Archie was a sweetheart, but he was young. Did she go with him on his tours?

    Yeah, but Archie was no longer managed by 19 at that point, so it makes sense that person would no longer be with him.

  96. Question, have fans from past seasons written books about other idols. I wouldn’t be surprised if they did.

    I’m sure they have but the one being discussed (heh) on Top Idol beats anything that I’ve ever seen before. Yikes.

  97. Yeah, but Archie was no longer managed by 19 at that point, so it makes sense that person would no longer be with him.

    Wait, What? Why wasn’t he signed with 19 in the springtime? What happened?

  98. No I didn’t just see Tim Urban shirtless… why would you think that? *giggle*

  99. Unless I misunderstood, David was never managed by 19. He was and still is managed by Azoff (since Idol ended). He WAS signed by 19 (JIVE), but is not managed by them.

  100. I recall in the first season of SYTYCD they changed partners every week. One couple kept picking each other out of the hat, so they got to be really good. It kind of worked against them though because people thought they had an unfair advantage. Or was I the only one who watched that season?

    I watched Season 1, though not at the time. I retroactively watched it after watching, and loving season 2. Are you talking Blake and Ashlé or Nick and Kamiliah, because both were partners on the same numbers of dances, IIRC. Which would be 3 each. Personally I think that Blake/Ashlé were the ones who really got the most from their partnership.

  101. It’s almost 500 pages!

    I bet they could probably cut it down to 50 pages if they remove all the OMGs.

  102. michaelsarver1 I’m hearing my mastered completed album for the first time. Very Happy Tears!!!!!!!!

  103. lorismile:
    03/25/2010 at 8:19 pm
    It’s almost 500 pages!

    I bet they could probably cut it down to 50 pages if they remove all the OMGs.

    Bwahahahahahahaha

    Who knew Adam Lambert could be so helpful? I heard him sing “Hey… slow it down…” just as I saw a cop.

    twitter is funny

  104. The cd is $6.99 at Target. Why is it considered to be an EP? It has 10 songs.

    The cynical part of me thinks it’s because they can sell more CDs if it’s $6.99. Making it an EP allows them to do that without looking like they are having a fire-sale. People think they are getting 10 songs for a deal(just two fewer than a real album!). Price points on albums really help. Prices below $10 are an impulse buy. Plus, these are being sold to tweens who may have to use their allowance. Sell a couple million of these babies and it won’t matter that you are undercharging for a bit.

    Plus, they are selling it as part 2 of the album. They “decided” to split the album in two and release them 6 months apart. So, you have to finish your collection. IDK.

    Didn’t Ke$ha also release her album as an EP? Maybe it’s something new the labels are trying out.

    Are you talking Blake and Ashlé or Nick and Kamiliah, because both were partners on the same numbers of dances, IIRC. Which would be 3 each. Personally I think that Blake/Ashlé were the ones who really got the most from their partnership.

    I was thinking of Blake and Ashlé. I’d forgotten about Nick and Kamiliah. And I agree with you about the partnership.

  105. Does anyone know if Kris’s trip to Rwanda is a private thing for him or if he is an representative for Tom’s Shoes.

    It seems some others from Arkansas are going also.

    @jaredbridges Leaving for the airport in 9.5 hours! Ready to meet up with @Clay_Parker & @KrisAllen in Kigali, Rwanda! #Bridge2Rwanda #TOMS
    about 1 hours ago via Twitterrific

  106. also, FYE is being danced to by a group on randy jackson’s “americas best dance crew” tonight in about an hour!!

  107. Fox station in South Carolina with a piece on Danny from his performance last night at a club with Easton Corbin, Steel Magnolia and others.

    http://www.foxcarolina.com/video/22953139/index.html

    Video from the upscale T.J. Martell fundraiser a few days ago in Nashville where Danny performed, benefiting cancer, leukemia and AIDS causes.

    http://nashvillecountryclub.com/Members/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=2069

    Information posted by a club for Danny’s appearance in the Tampa FL area on April 9th in Florida

    http://profile.myspace.com/Modules/Applications/Pages/Canvas.aspx?appId=119211&appParams={%22rt%22:%22/External/Twitter/Event/View/1208006%22}&g=1

  108. cakeygirl

    Um, Adam is over in the U.K. right now promoting FYE. I’m pretty sure FYE is the single that is being released there in a couple weeks, not WWFM, isn’t it?

    That said, this is great news for Adam!

  109. Not sure when this was taken, but Danny out at a Nashville Predators hockey game with Jake Owen, Chris Young, and Chuck Wicks — and the hockey team mascot, lol.

    Check out @jakeofficial @chuckwicksmusic @chrisyoungmusic and @dannygokey at the Preds Hockey Game
    http://tweetphoto.com/15801243

  110. Unless I misunderstood, David was never managed by 19. He was and still is managed by Azoff (since Idol ended). He WAS signed by 19 (JIVE), but is not managed by them.

    you had it correct… David is with Azoff management, 19m has nothing to do with his music career, but i think there may still be ties to 19r, the recording branch of the org…

  111. Tripp_ncwy

    Not sure, but Kris may be going as part of the Bridge2Rwanda thing. For example, Jared Bridges is a pastor at New Life Church in Conway (which is Kris’s church). And Bridge2Rwanda is based out of Little Rock

    Bridge2Rwanda (B2R) is a non-profit organization founded by Dale Dawson a former investment banker. Its mission is to create a generation of well-educated, entrepreneurial servant leaders in Rwanda – young people committed to Jesus, their country, and to one another. Young people who are capable and equipped to accomplish a long-term and sustainable transformation of a nation.

    Of course Kris wears TOMS shoes all the time, so he may be going as a representative of both groups…

  112. girlygirl:
    03/25/2010 at 9:39 pm
    cakeygirl

    Um, Adam is over in the U.K. right now promoting FYE. I’m pretty sure FYE is the single that is being released there in a couple weeks, not WWFM, isn’t it?

    That said, this is great news for Adam!

    hehe yeah FYE is the song that just won’t die….keeps popping up in random places :) it may even get a second life if it hits bit in the UK…who know kinda fun to watch and see what happens

  113. Lane seems like a good handler/assistant for Adam, and I suppose he could try and hire her away from 19 (same thing with Kris and his handler/asst., Lizzie). Both guys are going to need some sort of assistant to help them with are the scheduling, travel, etc. as they go forward with their careers. But I’m betting both Lane and Lizzie are paid fairly well, so it may take a significant offer to pry them away from 19.

  114. FYE hasnt even been promoted in the UK and its #87 overall http://bit.ly/6vHffB and #46 in Pop http://bit.ly/ciRwTX !!

    I’m confused. The link gives the release date of Nov 20, 2009 but his single isn’t being released there until April. Is this an import version, or a pre-order? (do they even have import versions on Itunes?) Does anyone know?

  115. lorismile:
    03/25/2010 at 10:04 pm
    FYE hasnt even been promoted in the UK and its #87 overall http://bit.ly/6vHffB and #46 in Pop http://bit.ly/ciRwTX !!

    I’m confused. The link gives the release date of Nov 20, 2009 but his single isn’t being released there until April. Is this an import version, or a pre-order? (do they even have import versions on Itunes?) Does anyone know?

    Adam is charting in the UK on imports. At least that is what I keep hear said in the news type stuff

  116. Didn’t Ke$ha also release her album as an EP? Maybe it’s something new the labels are trying out.

    Yes, I think she only had 8 songs on her cd. They offered it on iTunes and at Target and Best Buy for $7.99 the first week. (maybe longer???) Or was it $5.99? I really don’t know.
    The EP offerings seem to be a new thing they are trying. Maybe record labels hope you’ll just go ahead and buy instead of steal if the album is less than the usual prices.

    MEANWHILE, on the Global singles chart, WWFM moves up 2 spots (to #23) from where it debuted last week, while LLWD hangs on at #39, marking its 10th week on this chart

    http://www.mediatraffic.de/tracks.htm

    #23 is pretty high for it just being the second week on the charts! WWFM must be getting a nice number of sales and spins outside the US! The promo tours are working! :)

  117. Morgan Freeman, @KrisAllen, Mary Steenburgen & other celebs will be at Oxford American’s first-ever Best of the South Gala in LR April 3.
    about 3 hours ago via TweetDeck

    WTH, can Kris take a rest for a day ? From Singapore straight to a big concert in New York, and soon from Rwanda, a world’s a way to (is that) Little Rock ?
    I’m amazed that he doesn’t get sick more often.
    Just missing that Bridgeport AI concert while in the middle of 50 cities tour while writing and recording a new album. This is crazy. I guess it is true when Carrie U said that AI was the perfect bootcamp for the real thing.

    calevis24
    #Umm, walking around in a shoe store in florida and @krisallen version of “What’s going on” came on the store radio…leave me alone dude!
    about 1 hours ago via txt

    Cale you’re stuck with Kris forever. Sigh, I want that job.

  118. *

    ” calevis24
    #Umm, walking around in a shoe store in florida and @krisallen version of “What’s going on” came on the store radio…leave me alone dude!
    about 1 hours ago via txt ”

    “Cale you’re stuck with Kris forever. Sigh, I want that job.”

    Ha ha – poor Cale , Kris’s voice hounds him everywhere.I bet by the time Kris comes back from Rwanda he’ll be wanting to hear his voice again. Must seem unreal for Cale that his best friend’s voice is now all over the radio!!

  119. Over on the Pulse Board today (Thursday), someone posted that the new rumor is that Kris’s 2nd single will be Before We Come Undone.

  120. interesting on 2010 1st quarter record sales from HDD. RCA/Jive doing ok for itself…

    Interesting that RCA and Jive are gropued together under Barry Weiss’ RCA/Jive. I didn’t that the two labels has such strong ties.

  121. cakeygirl:
    03/25/2010 at 9:16 pm

    FYE hasnt even been promoted in the UK and its #87 overall http://bit.ly/6vHffB and #46 in Pop http://bit.ly/ciRwTX !!

    THe UK alredy loves adam:)

    girlygirl:
    03/25/2010 at 9:39 pm

    cakeygirl

    Um, Adam is over in the U.K. right now promoting FYE. I’m pretty sure FYE is the single that is being released there in a couple weeks, not WWFM, isn’t it?

    That said, this is great news for Adam!

    So far, in the UK, Adam has been round the radio stations, but the song han’t been aired yet.

    However, the video has been on the TV music channels for a week now, and I am assuming that’s what driving the single up the iTunes chart.
    Adam is basically a newbie in the UK, as American Idol audience is very small, around 500k a night and 800k for the finale compared 13 and 16 million for the UK X Factor.

  122. Yes, I think she only had 8 songs on her cd. They offered it on iTunes and at Target and Best Buy for $7.99 the first week. (maybe longer???) Or was it $5.99? I really don’t know.
    The EP offerings seem to be a new thing they are trying. Maybe record labels hope you’ll just go ahead and buy instead of steal if the album is less than the usual prices.

    Ehhh… no. Keshas CD was not an EP, it was actually a CD with more songs than usual since she had written so many songs they had a hard time making the pick (so they just included more songs). It was just discounted.

  123. Over on the Pulse Board today (Thursday), someone posted that the new rumor is that Kris’s 2nd single will be Before We Come Undone.

    As long as it is anything but TT…

  124. Accourding to Adam himself the remix EP will be out around April 13th.

  125. smeggingnuts:
    03/26/2010 at 7:24 am

    Accourding to Adam himself the remix EP will be out around April 13th.

    I wonder what it means for the new single release date and the AI performance that is due ‘sometimes in April’..

  126. sr4mjc:
    03/26/2010 at 7:48 am
    Adam’s trending after his livestream?

    hehe yeah and there was only like 700 people tops on it.

    haha I am still all giddy I was the one who asked him about the release date of the EP. lol I am surpised he saw my question with how fast the chat window was going and it was on slow motion..where you could only type once a minute.

  127. lots of great info from the chat. Confirmed video for IIHY, Remix date…plus he sleeps nude. Yeah, I went there. Shallow end dive…. :-)

    The girls said he looked fabulous this morning! :-)

  128. looked fab with a hangover too…hahaha
    that was so cool my first live chat…so much fun

    What was kinda funny is the Moderator for the Ustream
    1) didn’t know who Adam was before yesterday ( not that he SHOULD have known who Adam was or anything)
    2) figured there would be maybe 20-50 people ( I think there was about 700)
    3) thought it would be only tweens and teens (ages ranged from 12 to 68 I think quite a bit in the 20’s)
    4) Also thought he would just get people from the UK and maybe US ( there was US, canada, various parts of South America, Japan, singapore, Zambia south Africa, australia, New zealand, malyasia, poland, germany, russia, ukrane, isreal, and others I can’t remember them all.
    It was amazing the divercity of ages and locations

  129. DC has had something going on, five different somethings, since last Wednesday (counting Saturday) – Idol and “Jumping Jack Flash”, the IICD House, the Private Gig in San Diego, the MWK Show last night, and the NOLA event coming Saturday. Some down time. ;)

    Someone who spoke to Neal last nite after the MidWest Kings show posted on Twitter that Neal said they have briefings in DC first, then he and David are off to Africa for 7-10 days.

    This would be after Kevin Griffin’s Better Than Ezra charity event in New Orleans on Saturday. Good he’s not bored, or anything. *chuckle*

  130. lorismile:
    03/26/2010 at 8:17 am
    lots of great info from the chat. Confirmed video for IIHY, Remix date…plus he sleeps nude. Yeah, I went there. Shallow end dive….

    Scooch over lorismile…I’m going in for a swan dive right behind you! Get the wings out Smegs….

  131. Someone who spoke to Neal last nite after the MidWest Kings show posted on Twitter that Neal said they have briefings in DC first, then he and David are off to Africa for 7-10 days.

    Wow, 7-10 days? I’m glad they get to spend a nice chunk of time there, for what I’m sure will be an amazing experience. But I’m trying to figure out the schedule and it looks like he is pretty much booked solid. David’s got the NOLA thing tomorrow night, after which he and Neal will fly to DC for briefings, so let’s say that takes at least a day. Then he’s off to Ethiopia for 7-10 days, which means he has to fly be back just in time to sing the National Anthem for the KC Royal’s opening day on 4/5. After which, I imagine he should begin recording in earnest for the rest of April and on if he’s aiming for a single release in late April/May and a late summer album drop. And then there’s the question of whether he will show up on IGB on 4/27, or if they would just show a clip package. I wonder how the producer meetings he mentioned at the IICD house went? Did anyone at the MWK show ask? Wow, time is really flying in DC land. Don’t book yourself too much that you don’t have enough time to record! Can’t wait til we hear the new single.

  132. Smallie, yes, booked pretty tight…almost like still being on Tour. IDK about the producer meeting, but I expect there will be more recaps coming in thru the day from people who were there last night – six videos are in already. Another bit of intel from last night –

    “Neal told some fans that AI asked him what he was going to do and had him block his moves for the camera. He was happy with the coverage / Neal said they all wanted to play more than an hour [on Declaration Tour] but that is the way the contracts were written. Said hopefully next tour will be longer. Neal said they are all used to playing 2-2.5 hour sets from playing on the road. Wouldn’t that be nice!
    This answers some questions about which there has been much speculation. It was not David’s decision to have what some felt were too-short shows, nor was it due to any inability on their part. It sounds like a management decision.”
    ~

    ETA – After this was posted, I noticed the headlines thread for today is open – there’s a post with a link for the videos.

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