Danny Gokey meets Rascal Flatts at the American Idol Experience attraction in Orlando FL
‘Idolatry’: Debating Big Mike’s ‘American Idol’ save, cheering Casey James, enjoying…Tim Urban?
Twas the week they saved Big Mike
And all through the house
Idol fans were a’grumbling
I can still hear them grouse
But blonde Casey James
Strummed his six-string with care
While MamaSox wailed
“Come Together” with flair
Has American Idol jumped the shark?
You read it here first. American Idol, the most successful show in the ignoble history of reality television, is done.
After 10 hugely successful seasons, after millions of viewers, millions of controversies and millions of hit records, after creator and judge Simon Cowell announced he’s leaving the show this year to work on the North American version of The X Factor, his other Brit hit, the little show that’s all about discovering big talent is done.
And that, it must be said, is a good thing.
Oh, don’t panic. There’s no official announcement that this is American Idol’s last call. It’s still far too successful, at least commercially, to kill off.
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Adam Lambert could have what it takes to make it
There should be a “best-before” stamp on Idol finalists.
They have a year to make it and then they’re on their own. The dream is over. The real work begins.
Adam Lambert, who sold out both his casino appearances, Thursday at Red Robinson’s and Friday night at the River Rock, appears to have the werewithal to last longer and will be around for a while. A finalist during American Idol’s eighth season, he seems to know what he faces and is poised, no doubt, for what comes after his year of fame.
Q&A: Alex Lambert talks ‘Idol’, ‘Dream’
Alex Lambert may not have made it to the American Idol Top 12, but there’s no doubt he definitely made an impression with fans. After the Texan singer was eliminated from the Fox show, one determined viewer started a petition urging producers to give him a second chance. The result? Lambert was cast in Simon Fuller’s web series If I Can Dream, which sees aspiring artists, including Justin Gaston, following their dreams in LA. We gave a Alex a call to chat about his first week in the house, what he wants to achieve, and his Idol favorites…
Original ‘Pop Idol’ Will Young spells out post-show success, offers advice to Adam Lambert
Here’s something to read right now: Original “Pop Idol” winner Will Young is looking to make a transatlantic career move and bring his top-selling tunes to the United States, much like Season 8’s Adam Lambert is planning when he heads to Britain this month. “The crossover is funny, ” says Will, speaking to Idol Tracker on Thursday from his Notting Hill flat. And serendipitous: The two were supposed to hang out just two weeks ago, but the London meeting never materialized.
More on that, Will’s advice to Adam on his mentoring duties next week, and why his hit single “Leave Right Now” is (contrary to our own semi-obnoxious post) a perfectly appropriate “American Idol” exit song, in our Q&A.
Day of cheers at Comerica Park
Matt Giraud withstood heaps of criticism from Simon Cowell during his run to becoming a finalist on “American Idol” last year. But we think he never had to sing through a flyover on the show.
That’s what happened Friday. Giraud was in the latter part of the national anthem when three F-15C Eagles from the 95th Fighter Squadron of Tyndall Air Force Base soared overhead.
We’re not sure whether Giraud started late or the flyover came early. Either way, the kid from Kalamazoo wasn’t bothered and kept singing.
‘Idol’ uses light touch in glitzy Conseco show
Carrie Underwood didn’t neglect her heartfelt ballads Friday night at Conseco Fieldhouse, but she placed a greater emphasis on having a light touch.
The former “American Idol” champion is on a mission to entertain during her tour to promote “Play On, ” an album that implies a superficial agenda in its title.
An estimated audience of 10, 000 saw Underwood motor around the arena in a pickup truck suspended in midair, and she also took flight while swinging from a stage-prop tree branch.
She’s joining the club of A-list country headliners, but don’t expect her to throw a yee-haw party.
Concert review: Daughtry plays it safe, but fans satisfied
Halfway into his show last night, Chris Daughtry plucked out a few acoustic notes, ones that led to the familiar-but-not-unique opening strains of Phil Collins’ 1981 hit, In the Air Tonight.
What was this, American Idol?
No matter. The Value City Arena crowd cheered for the dusty tune, which has seen an odd cultural revival as of late, and the song’s slow burn, supported by the 30-year-old’s self-titled backing band, built into a stronger arc.
Jake Pavelka Hopes DWTS Spat Doesn’t Hurt Him With Fans
Jake Pavelka is learning some smooth moves on ‘Dancing with the Stars‘. But his ‘Bachelor’ fiancé Vienna Giardi was probably more interested in the agility Pavelka showed as he worked through issues with his dance partner Chelsie Hightower.
As millions of viewers saw – and can watch right here on the full episode – Pavelka did a nifty quick step back into Hightower’s good graces as tempers flared and communication between them broke down.
Cory Monteith & Mark Salling: KISS-ing Co-stars
Looks like the cast of Glee is going to rock ‘n’ roll!!!
While on set in Long Beach, California on Friday afternoon (April 9), the guys personified the heavy metal band KISS.
Cory Monteith (left) took on bassist Gene Simmons, Mark Salling (right) was rhythm guitarist Paul Stanley and Kevin McHale (pictured below with the white shoes) played lead guitarist Tommy Thayer. No word on who played percussionist Eric Singer yet.