Idol Headlines for 04/13/09

‘American Idol’ Power List: Who’s your favorite with six weeks remaining?

1. Adam Lambert: (Last week: No. 1) After a merely mortal “Play That Funky Music, ” the long-standing front-runner returned to his otherworldly heights with a haunting, moving “Mad World.” With six weeks remaining, it would almost take a case of massive self-implosion (or self-sabotage) to stop his march to the finale. Here’s hoping he doesn’t test that theory with a selection off the “Alvin and the Chipmunks” soundtrack on Tuesday!

Entertainment Weekly

Disney Sensation Demi Lovato To Tour With Idol Star David Archuleta

Disney sensation Demi Lovato will tour with American Idol runner-up David Archuleta on a tour this summer. Dates have yet to be announced but the two are scheduled to hit venues across the country starting in July.

Lovato just released her third single from her debut album, “Don’t Forget, ” which debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200. She also recently released a deluxe edition of the album with new songs and is expected to release a new album by the end of summer.

She currently stars in Disney’s hit show “Sonny With a Chance” and will also be starring in this summer’s Disney Channel original movie, “Princess Protection Program.” A sequel to “Camp Rock, ” which she starred in with the Jonas Brothers, is currently in the works. She also toured with the Jonas Brothers last summer.


Now is Lil Rounds’ moment to shine

Word on Internet Street this week: The theme for the next “American Idol” episode is songs from the movies, with Quentin Tarantino as a guest mentor.

Essentially what this means is another wide-open week in terms of song choices. Two weeks ago, contestants were allowed to choose virtually any song, as long as it was a popular download.

I see this as a make-or-break moment for Lil Rounds more than anyone else.


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Talented Line-up of Today’s Hottest Acts Brings Intimate Performances to Fans in Five Major Cities

BELLEVUE, Wash. and LOS ANGELES, April 13 /PRNewswire/ — The Recording Academy(R) and T-Mobile(R) Sidekick(R) announced the full lineup for the second GRAMMY(R) Celebration Concert Tour presented by T-Mobile Sidekick that includes some of today’s most talented and recognizable musical acts including Kelly Clarkson, Common, Estelle, Lady Gaga, Leona Lewis, LL Cool J, Katy Perry and Gavin Rossdale. In addition, the resident DJ for the entire tour will be recording artist and “American Idol” runner-up Blake Lewis.

GRAMMY nominees Leona Lewis and Gavin Rossdale kicked off the tour in Los Angeles, performing at the Hollywood Palladium for thousands of fans on April 9. The tour will then move on to San Francisco at The Warfield on April 14 with GRAMMY nominee Natasha Bedingfield and N.E.R.D.

May shows will include a Boston appearance on May 4 with two-time GRAMMY winner Kelly Clarkson and GRAMMY nominee Lady Gaga at the House of Blues Boston, and then a show in Miami with GRAMMY winner Common and GRAMMY nominee Katy Perry, performing an intimate set for the audience at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater on May 13.

The tour will conclude on May 28 in New York City with GRAMMY winners LL Cool J and Estelle. The New York natives will take over Terminal 5 to wrap the GRAMMY Celebration Concert Tour presented by T-Mobile Sidekick.

PR Newswire

American Idol finalist Archuleta wows 6, 000 fans

PETALING JAYA: American Idol (Season Seven) runner-up David Archuleta performed at the packed Sunway Lagoon ampitheatre yesterday and wowed an estimated 6, 000 fans, some of who had turned up as early as 8am.

The 18-year-old star arrived in Malaysia on Wednesday for a four-day promotional tour, which culminated in the Sunway showcase.

Champion or not, David Archuleta is on top of his game.

ALMOST a year after American Idol Season Seven ended last May, the question still plaguing many David Archuleta fans everywhere is this: Shouldnt he have won the competition and was he heartbroken when he came in second to reigning champ David Cook?

Believe it or not, the 18-year-old singer from Utah, United States, says he was unfazed.

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson did Madison Square Garden WAMU Theater late last week and ‹loved the stage with performances of her songs …Spotlight, …If This Isnt Love and a couple other cuts from her self titled debut.

Robin Thicke also hit the stage to perform songs from the album …Something Else ¦ more pics below:

By the way this Jennifer first headlining tour.

Jennifer Hudson wows local notables at gala

The Spotlight was on …Dreamgirl Jennifer Hudson the other night at the glitzy glam Roxbury Comprehensive Community Heathcare benefit gala, where she wowed the crowd with her greatest hits.

Hudson, who is back on tour after mourning the tragic murder of her mother, brother and young nephew six months ago, belted out some of her greatest hits at the fab Four Seasons . And during one audience fave, she invited Julie Landrum, bride-to-be of Boston Celtics [team stats] big man Paul Pierce [stats], to sing with her.


American Idol 2009 Could Have A Shock Winner

American Idol 2009 is hotting up there are just seven contestants who can win the recording contract although it is expected all of the finalists will make it into the music business on the back of their success on the show. Will there be a shock winner this year? Let see what the bookies think.

Adam Lambert Rated An Odds On Favourite
The bookmakers rate Adam Lambert as the man they all have to beat. Every week his odds have shortened and he can now be backed at just 8/15 with Blue Square. His rock style comes across very well on American Idol and those edgier performers are usually the ones who do well. He is a solid bet to win American Idol 2009.


Chuck Wicks Says Marriage “Definitely in the Future”

Chuck Wicks ended last week’s Viennese waltz down on his knees in front of galpal Julianne Hough on Dancing with the Stars, but that’s just all for show ‘  for now. The country singer tells that marriage is definitely in the cards and that he already knows how he’s not going to pop the question. Find out what he’s got planned and why he thinks this week will be his big breakthrough.


Kalomoira & The Trammps to Perform at Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund

NEW YORK: The Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund will honor Business leader George Behrakis and The Food Networkà ¯’ ½s Iron Chef Star Cat Cora at its 18th Anniversary Gala at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel on Saturday, May 16, 2009 The HTSF is also pleased to welcome singing sensation Kalomoira (Who was a winner of Fame Story, a finalist at Eurovision last year with her hit …Secret Combination and current star of …Big In Japan) to perform all her hits at the Gala. Also performing will be the legendary group The Trammps best known for their hit …Disco Inferno.

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 and Judge Nicholas Tsoucalas, and others. American Idol and current Broadway star for Rock of Ages, Constantine Maroulis will also be on hand following his Broadway performance. 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 $1.5 Million Dollars to over 600 students.


Ryan Seacrest’s GF — So Foxy

The Easter Bunny left Ryan Seacrest something extra special in his gift basket … a Megan Fox-alike girlfriend.


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