David Cook on his sophomore CD: Massive choruses, mile-long catwalks, and…Dolly Parton?
Is there a possibility you’ll be debuting a single on Idol before the season is over?
Well, we’re working on it, and it’s definitely something I’m cognizant of. I would love to be able to debut a single on Idol this year. But at the same time we certainly don’t want to rush anything. Rest assured, we’re trying very, very hard. I can give a definite maybe at this point.
Is it better than a 50-50 chance?
It really is a coin flip right now. I would say no, it’s not better than 50-50, but it’s not worse than that either.
More, plus info on collatorators, at EW.
Blake Lewis gets his First #1!
From @IdolsNow: @BLAKELEWIS earns the first Billboard #1 of his career as “Heartbreak On Vinyl” moves to the top of Hot Dance Club Play…BLAKE LEWIS’ “Heartbreak On Vinyl” is the 266th Billboard #1 for “American Idol.” The 1st was KELLY CLARKSON’s “A Moment Like This” in 2002.
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Top 9 Finalist Interviews
We have exclusive interviews with each of the Top 9 finalists. They candidly revealed what they’re most looking forward to about the tour, and what it feels like to perform for about 25 million viewers.
Click on the contestants’ names below to watch their interviews:
Idol Gives Back and Major League Baseball
As you know, the big Idol Gives Back show on April 21st is less than two weeks away! If you’re watching Major League Baseball this weekend, you’ll hear some of your favorite broadcasters announce that Idol Gives Back is rapidly approaching and they’ll encourage you to join your local team. It’s not too late to join! Search for a team to join or create your own team or personal fundraising page, here.
Taylor Hicks to ‘American Idol’ finalists: I hope you dance
He danced the sprinkler with funky abandon. He grabbed Paula Abdul for a brief boogie session. He flopped on his back and finished a song. He strolled through the audience like it was Birmingham’s Southside.
Taylor Hicks, the 2006 winner of “American Idol, ” was outrageously entertaining during his stint on the top-rated reality show.
The Hoover native, who’d spent many years performing in nightclubs, knew exactly how to work the “Idol” stage. He grabbed viewers’ attention, took calculated risks and quickly learned to master the cameras.
“I kind of made the Kodak Theatre into the Flora-Bama, ” Hicks says, reflecting on his strategy.
Kelly Clarkson due to perform in Auckland
Kelly Clarkson has sold more than 20 million records worldwide, but her lifestyle is very much that of an anti-popstar.
The 27-year-old, whose massive voice shot her to stardom after winning the first series of American Idol in 2002, still lives with her family in Texas, and says the people she surrounds herself with are “very normal”.
“I’m about to go paint one of my garages with my nieces and my mom and my sister, ” she says during this interview.
Ayla Brown Joins CBS Early Show
The daughter of Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown has been named a special contributor to “The Early Show.”
Ayla Brown, who was a season five contestant on “American Idol, ” filed her first report today on Jordan Romero’s quest to summit Mt. Everest.
Brown, who preformed on the broadcast earlier this year, and just wrapped up her senior season on the Boston College basketball team, will report pieces occasionally for the CBS News morning show.
‘American Idol’ Judge Randy Jackson Explains Michael Lynche Save
This week, the “American Idol” judges decided to use their one-time-only save on Michael Lynche, who came close to going home on Wednesday night. Some “Idol” fans and experts were surprised that they used the save so early in the season, but Randy Jackson says Big Mike earned it.
“It was the right thing to do, ” Jackson told MTV News at the “America’s Best Dance Crew” finale on Thursday night. “He sang his brains out [Wednesday] night. It was the right thing to do. I’m happy we did it.”
Getting Jane Lynch to sing on ‘Glee’: It wasn’t hard
So how is Lynch’s vogue?
“When she saw it and saw what she’d be doing she was so excited. When you see her do this Vogue it is … awesome. It’s incredible. So it wasn’t hard, ” Falchuck said. “She was being modest, I think, when she told you she would never sing.”
‘Glee’ star Cory Monteith, ‘Melrose’ actress Katie Cassidy join the ‘Monte Carlo’ teen dream team
When I saw this bit of casting news this morning, I sent an email to a few pals with a clip and the subject line of: “Yes! Yes! Yes!” Glee’s Cory Monteith and Melrose Place’s Katie Cassidy are set to join the cast of Monte Carlo, which already has both Wizards of Waverly Place’s Selena Gomez and Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester on board, according to the Hollywood Reporter. (On a non-teen-happy side note, Andie MacDowell also stars.) Is there any other more teeny teensplosion out there right now?
‘DWTS’ After Dark
Check out “Dancing with the Stars” dancers Erin Andrews, Evan Lysacek and others in this Raw video, courtesy of PopTV.com
Erin Andrews Gun Threat
TMZ broke the story that a man in Newport News, Virginia has been sending sexual and violent emails to ESPN’s Andrews since September. The emails — all sent to DirecTV’s “The Dan Patrick Show” — turned violent and threatening in late March.
On March 29, the man wrote, “I would like to see if Erin Andrews can dance her way through a hail of gunfire. Better yet I would love to shoot her with a Barrett rifle. Get the pun — her stalker was mr. Barrett and the barrett rifle is an ultra expensive 50 cl. rifle with a range over a mile.”
DWTS’ Brooke Burke: I Want Kate Gosselin “to Pull Through”
Despite many reports of her diva-like behavior on Dancing with the Stars, Kate Gosselin has at least one fellow mom in her corner: the show’s co-host Brooke Burke.
“I have such a soft spot for her, ” Burke told UsMagazine.com at Thursday’s Four Seasons Spa relaunch party in Westlake Village, Calif. “I want her to pull through just as a woman and a mother. I want her to be able to conquer it even if it’s only for one night.”