Idol Headlines for 04/21/10

Siobhan’s butterflies, Crystal’s tears, an ‘Idol’ prom for Aaron? Your burning ‘Idol’ questions answered

It was barely halfway through Tuesday’s “Inspirational” performance show when this tweet popped up on our feed: “So far, the only thing this episode of ‘Idol’ has inspired me to do is crush on Lee DeWyze.”
We second that emotion, but what the show lacked in flair, it made up for in honest-to-goodness from-the-heart delivery, some tears, and one very kooky getup. Read on for this week’s burning questions answered by the Idols themselves…

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Any more “Idol Gives Back” details to share? Just a few. As we predicted last week, the rock ‘n’ roll supergroup backing up Mary J. Blige will consist of guitar hero Steve Vai, his young apprentice Orianthi and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, though it was unclear whether Randy Jackson would be joining in on bass. We also learned that Mary, along with Alicia Keys, will be performing out of the “Idol” studio, while the vast majority of artists will take the stage at Pasadena Civic Auditorium. As for the Idols, they’ll be doing a group number and hoping to survive the impending elimination. But perhaps Crystal put it best when she said quite poignantly, “Tomorrow’s show is not about us.”

LA Times

Crystal Bowersox and Ryan Seacrest hug it out

But on Tuesday’s show following an emotional finish, Crystal and Ryan embraced, held hands. … He even offered her his white silk hankie, which she later used to accessorize her dress. Did they kiss and make up? “We were never angry with each other, ” said Crystal after the performance. “Ryan is a great guy, we had a great conversation, and he gave me good advice. There’s no beef with me and Ryan.”

LA Times

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AMERICAN IDOL’s Kris Allen Invites Fans in D.C. to an IDOL GIVES BACK Watch Party, Hosted by The United Nations Foundation and HOT 99.5

Washington, D.C. (Vocus/PRWEB ) April 21, 2010 — AMERICAN IDOL Season 8 winner Kris Allen is visiting Washington, D.C. today as a guest of the United Nations Foundation to meet with students and political leaders to talk about his recent trip to Haiti and will join D.C. area IDOL fans at an IDOL GIVES BACK watch party. Allen will raise awareness about ongoing relief efforts and his cooperation with the UN Foundation to support the UN’s relief efforts in Haiti.

The IDOL GIVES BACK Watch Party with 19 Recordings/Jive Records artist Kris Allen, hosted by Hot 99.5 and the UN Foundation, takes place on Wednesday, April 21, 7:00-10:30 p.m., at the Hard Rock Cafe, 999 E St. NW, Washington, D.C. This event is free and open to the public, as space allows. Kris Allen will visit a music class at The School Without Walls (2130 G St. NW, Washington DC 20037) on Wednesday, April 21 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. to talk with students about his trip to Haiti.

PR Web

Kris Allen interview with FOX 5 in Washington DC

The Top 7 reveal who inspired them to audition for ‘Idol’

It’s “inspirational week, ” and considering how far Season’s 9 Top 7 have come in the competition, we thought it fitting to take them back to the beginning — their audition day — by asking: Who or what inspired you to try out for “American Idol” in the first place? Read on for the finalists’ moving answers, and one who admits he auditioned on a dare.

LA Times

American Idol contestant Lee DeWyze has Cape Cod ties

SANDWICH (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – We all know that Siobhan Magnus is from Cape Cod, but another contestant has local ties.

Lee Dwyze’s uncle Tom Donahue resides in Sandwich. Lee is the son of Donahue’s youngest sister.

Tom says he’s getting a kick out of watching his 24-year-old nephew perform on Idol. He’s a singer, too!

Donahue says Lee has remained polite and humble and hasn’t let success go to his head.

MY FOX

From Carrie to Crystal: the making of an American Idol

“American Idol” hit a milestone this week. It had nothing to do with ratings or number of votes. Simon Cowell didn’t break a salary record and the funds donated for “Idol Gives Back” had yet to be counted.

What “Idol” achieved this week was credibility, in the form of Carrie Underwood.

On Sunday, the Checotah, Okla., native, who was Season 4’s winner in 2005, was named Entertainer of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards, only the fifth female solo artist to receive the honor in the 40 years that the category has existed. And she won it for the second year in a row, proving definitively that her success — some 11.5 million albums sold — is no fluke.

LA Times

Jonas Brothers Rooting For Michael Lynche on ‘American Idol’

The Jonas Brothers were probably pretty relieved when the “American Idol” judges saved Michael Lynche a couple of weeks back. It seems the mop-topped trio are really rooting for the singer to win it all.

“I don’t know all of their names, but what is the guy that sang that … Big Mike! I think he has an amazing voice, ” Joe Jonas told MTV News. “He’s really talented. I want to say he’s one of my favorites right now.”

MTV

Kelly Clarkson is rightfully crowned the ‘best voice in the history of pop music’

My feelings about Kelly Clarkson are well covered here on PopWrap. To recap: she can do no wrong and can look however she wants to as long as she keeps busting the roof off arenas everywhere. And now I’m happy to report some major players are jumping on my bedazzled (yeah, I’m fancy) bandwagon.

In their new issue, Esquire magazine says that Kelly has “the best voice in the history of pop music.” Yes, I know, cue the, “What about … Madonna, Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Dolly Parton, Fiona Apple, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, Tina Turner, Chrissie Hind, Joan Jett, Cher, Janis Joplin and Billie Holiday” exclamations.

But truthfully, I couldn’t agree more with their assertion and offer up the following video as proof. Disagree? Suck it! I mean, sound off in the comments then!

NY Post

Kelly Clarkson: Purple in Perth!

Kelly Clarkson dons a purple tee and a newsboy cap as she arrives at Perth Domestic Airport with her parents and bodyguard in Western Australia on Tuesday (April 20).

The 27-year-old American Idol champ is currently under fire for because her concert in Indonesia is being sponsored by a tobacco company – Djarum under the L.A. Lights brand name. You can read the letter from SEATCA (Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance) below!

Just Jared

Kelly Clarkson Concert ‘Banned’ Under Islamic Law

Muslim organization Muhammadiyah has declared the upcoming Jakarta concert by US entertainer Kelly Clarkson as forbidden under Islam because it promotes smoking.

Yanuar Ilyas, head of the fatwa department at Muhammadiyah, Indonesia’s second largest Muslim organization, said as it had previously declared smoking haram (forbidden), all things related to it were also forbidden, adding that it was not necessary to issue a new fatwa (religious edict).

“We do not need to put another fatwa on a thing that is already clear, ” Yanuar told the Jakarta Globe.

Jakarta Globe

International Health Groups, Fans Urge Kelly Clarkson to Drop Tobacco Sponsorship of Upcoming Indonesia Concert

WASHINGTON, April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — International public health advocates are calling on U.S. singing star and American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson to withdraw tobacco industry sponsorship of her April 29 concert in Jakarta, Indonesia. Health advocates expressed alarm that the concert and associated advertising are being used to promote cigarettes to Indonesian youth.

Clarkson has not responded to letters and online fan requests urging her to withdraw tobacco industry sponsorship of the concert. The Indonesian National Commission on Child Protection, the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) and the U.S.-based Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids have all urged Clarkson to withdraw tobacco sponsorship of the concert.

PR Newswire

American Idol(R) David Cook Returns to Join Thousands at the Race for Hope – DC Benefiting Brain Tumor Research

WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire/ — Certified Platinum recording artist and American Idol® winner David Cook is lacing up for a very personal cause on Sunday, May 2 as he joins walkers, runners, activists and survivors at the 13th Annual Race for Hope – DC, presented by Cassidy Turley (www.curebraintumors.org).

Cook has spoken on numerous occasions about his brother, Adam, who lost his valiant battle with brain cancer last year. This year, Cook returns to the Race for Hope – DC to remember his brother and send a message of hope and resilience to the families of 600, 000 people living with a primary brain tumor diagnosis in the United States.

The 13th Annual Race for Hope – DC is one of the nation’s most inspirational and successful volunteer charity fundraising events, raising a record-breaking $2 million towards brain tumor research last year alone. Serving as honorary chair, Cook adds even more excitement to the annual event, which features a kids’ Fun Run, the Wall of Hope, and tributes to brain tumor survivors.

PR Newswire

Idol Gives Back: David Cook

(FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – Each year American Idol uses it’s popularity to raise awareness and money for worthwhile causes and show it’s appreciation for its continued success.

This year is no different.

Tonight, the show will feature a number of musical guests and video clips all in an effort to do its part.

My Fox Boston

Carrie Underwood: I Never ‘Dreamt About Getting Married’

Carrie Underwood may be preparing to walk down the aisle with ice hockey hunk Mike Fisher, but surprisingly, it won’t be a day she’s dreamed of since childhood.

During a taping for Wednesday’s “The Ellen DeGeneres Show, ” Carrie revealed that she actually isn’t really a girlie girl who spent her childhood pining for her big day.

“Are you planning the wedding? Are you excited about that part? That’s a big deal for some women, ” Ellen said. “They love the planning part.”

Access Hollywood

Carrie Underwood on Wedding: I Don’t Know What I’m Doing

Having already admitted she’s not stressing about her upcoming wedding to Ottawa Senators hockey player Mike Fisher, Carrie Underwood is now claiming she’s not even giving the big day a thought.

“Everybody would always ask me questions like, ‘What have you always dreamt of? This is your day, ‘ ” Underwood, who on Sunday night in Las Vegas won the Academy of Country Music’s coveted entertainer of the year prize for a second straight year, tells Ellen DeGeneres on The Ellen DeGeneres Show airing Wednesday.

People.com

Blind since birth, ‘American Idol’ finalist recounts struggle

In Scott MacIntyre’s 24-year-long life, he earned his master’s degree in music, toured the world and won eighth place on the “American Idol” television show.

And he has been blind since birth.

Tuesday, MacIntyre sang, played piano and told his story to an auditorium of students and the public during a free performance at California State University, San Bernardino.

MacIntyre rose to fame as a finalist last year on the eighth season of “American Idol.” He was the first blind finalist in the show’s history.

PE.com

Rascal Flatts’ Summer Tour Features Kellie Pickler, Chris Young

Kellie Pickler and Chris Young will open the shows when Rascal Flatts’ Nothing Like This tour launches June 25 at Time Warner Cable Pavilion in Raleigh, N.C. The first leg of the tour includes 26 shows scheduled through Sept. 19. The tour is sponsored by JC Penney, which sponsored the trio’s Unstoppable tour that ended in March. The vast majority of shows during the new tour will take place east of the Mississippi River.

CMT

Matt Giraud surprises fan with free Gilmore tickets: After spending months in the hospital, 11-year-old Cailey Welch will attend concert (with video)

KALAMAZOO — After spending months in the hospital and coming close to death from the H1N1 virus, 11-year-old Cailey Welch sat in the comfort of her living room and enjoyed an afternoon visit from her favorite American Idol, Matt Giraud.

The Kalamazoo girl was the winner in a competition held by the Kalamazoo Gazette to find the most worthy Giraud fan. She received tickets, delivered by Giraud himself, for Giraud’s sold-out performance Wednesday at Chenery Auditorium in Kalamazoo during the 2010 Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival.

MLive

Honor Flight adds another trip to get all interested vets to D.C.

A special guest will be present at the Huntsville airport before the World War II veterans leave for D.C. “American Idol” runner-up Bo Bice, the grandson of Honor Flight honoree Harold Bice of Huntsville, will sing the national anthem at 5:15 a.m. Saturday.

The singer will also accompany his grandfather on the flight.

“It’s a huge honor to get to go and experience this with my grandfather, ” Bice said in a Tuesday phone interview. “?The hell those men and women (veterans) went through, they don’t get enough credit.”

AL.com

Justin Bieber ‘Might Have’ Tried Out For ‘American Idol’

Justin Bieber was spotted in the audience at “American Idol” a few weeks back when his mentor Usher performed on the show. But Bieber himself will get the opportunity to perform on the “Idol” stage during Wednesday’s (April 21) “Idol Gives Back” special. And the singer said he could have easily been one of the contestants on the stage if everything had worked differently.

“For sure! You know … we used to watch [the show]. Me and my mom used to watch it when I was little and we were like, ‘I could get on there, you know, ‘ ” he told MTV News. “When I turned 16, I might have went and tried out, but this was faster, ” he said of being discovered on YouTube.

MTV

BWW Interviews: SYESHA MERCADO, An ‘American Idol’ Turned ‘Dreamgirl’

During what was called “Andrew Lloyd Webber week” of the seventh season of the hit TV talent competition AMERICAN IDOL, Webber, the prolific musical theater icon himself, predicted to an audience of millions that Syesha Mercado will “bring the house down” with a sexy, splashy take on one of his many musical hits. And that, she did. Then 21, she eventually lasted on the show to become the second runner-up—the last female standing—just behind the dueling Davids (Archuleta and Cook). Fast forward two years later, and she is now in the midst of a multi-city national tour of the rebooted DREAMGIRLS stage musical, where she nightly plays Deena Jones, the beautiful and eventual front-woman of the semi-fictional musical group The Dreams.

Broadway World

‘Idol’ Overrun Cuts Short the Big ‘Glee’ Madonna Episode on DVR

It was billed as the “can’t miss episode of Glee” this season, but the conclusion of the much-hyped Madonna episode went MIA for DVR owners. Because of an American Idol overrun Tuesday night, many viewers watching Glee on DVR saw the show cut off before the climax, the cast’s performance of Like a Prayer featuring a large gospel choir. Viewers grumbled last year about Idol overruns that cut short recording of the shows that followed the singing competition but nothing compares to the interruption of Fox’s most-promoted scripted hour this season, written and directed by Ryan Murphy no less. Glee fans took to Twitter to voice their anger and frustration. A fan site, gleetastic.com, was quick to get the Like a Prayer video up, while the official Fox Web site only offered promos for the episode as well as the Sue Sylvester Vogue music video.

Deadline.com

‘Glee’ Hunk ‘Would Love to Sing’ at Costar’s Wedding

All’s gleeful on the set of the hit TV show ‘Glee‘ – just ask star Cory Monteith, who claims they like each other, they really, really like each other!

Monteith professed his love for costar Jane Lynch, in particular recently, expressing his excitement for the wicked cheerleading coach’s real-life wedding. Lynch is set to marry longtime girlfriend psychologist Lara Embry, and Monteith says, “I’m so very happy for them … I’d love to sing at their wedding.”

Fancast

‘Glee’: Come on, ‘Vogue’

Madonna. Madonna. Madonna.

“Simply saying the word out loud makes me feel powerful, even in voice over, ” Sue says as she scribes in her journal emblazoned with the Material Girl’s name. It’s a great set up to the most anticipated hour in television in recent memory.

While it’s a bit farfetched that Sue of all people would be inspired by the massively successful pop star – I always imagined she’d reach back in history and use Hitler or another dictator as her muse for all things evil – I loved how the episode used her to be the anchor for the episode which is chock full of tracks.

LA Times

‘Dancing With the Stars’ results: Eight minus Kate

Well, it finally happened. After making it through five weeks at or near the bottom of the ballroom dancing scoreboard, mother of eight Kate Gosselin ended up with the lowest combined total of points and was ousted from the “Dancing With the Stars” competition.

Things didn’t look so good for the embattled reality TV star from the outset, as Kate and her partner Tony Dovolani were ushered into the Bottom Two almost immediately and spent nearly the whole hour under those damning red lights.

And despite her own entreaties that she hoped to dance another day, the judges and voters apparently thought otherwise, and she was sent tearfully on her way. The swell of emotion even prompted host Tom Bergeron to eschew the recap montage to chat a bit more with the fallen star.

LA Times

Kate Gosselin Leaves the Sequins for the Apron

Kate Gosselin is waltzing back to full-time mommyhood. Her eight biggest little fans are anxiously awaiting her undivided attention upon return to their Pennsylvania home.

On Tuesday night, Kate’s time was up on “Dancing with the Stars, ” but her kids will keep her on her toes. Between twirling through the kitchen and chasséing to and from school and errands, the busy mom won’t have a chance to rest her dancing feet. She said her children will be “shattered” not to be rooting for her come Monday, but “they’ll be glad to have me back.”

ET Online

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137 Comments

  1. I’m Indonesian studying overseas and most concerts in Indonesia have been sponsored by tobacco companies. The concert promoter (in Kelly’s case, Java Musikindo) is the one responsible for finding sponsors.

    I don’t like tobacco companies sponsoring concerts but why is it only a problem when Kelly has a concert sponsored by them and not other musicians, and let me tell you TONS of musicians have had concerts in Indonesia sponsored by tobacco companies like LA Lights and they have never experienced the scrutiny and complaints Kelly is experiencing right now.

    Double standard much?

  2. Oh baby Bieber could have tried out for American idol but youtube was faster. Aww how cute. :)

  3. I don’t like tobacco companies sponsoring concerts but why is it only a problem when Kelly has a concert sponsored by them and not other musicians, and let me tell you TONS of musicians have had concerts in Indonesia sponsored by tobacco companies like LA Lights and they have never experienced the scrutiny and complaints Kelly is experiencing right now.

    Double standard much?

    I think you see lots of double standards placed for Idols, really.

    Because they came off that show, which I guess is supposed to be the most white-bread-ever of total family fare and so on, media outlets and such seem to expect them to be as squeaky clean and smilingly positive as the cloistered nuns in the Sound of Music. And point out their every little foible, real or imagined.

    While other performers get a pass on all kinds of questionable stuff and, often, get admired for transgressions of various kinds. Because they’re “artists” or “cutting edge” or something.

    Just par for the course, I think. Rotten all the same. And it certainly means that, no matter how far you get from the show, it’s nearly impossible to be always treated just like any other singer, unfortunately.

  4. Kelly blogs about the Jakarta concert

    Good straightforward blog. Kelly puts her fans first and I didn’t think she would cancel but I figured she would make a statement. I’d bet the promoter of the concert got an earful from her for doing this.

    Based on those articles Carrie’s a last minute fill in guest for Ellen since Annie Lennox couldn’t make it. With the way every tiny comment she makes about her wedding is getting publicized all over the place, I can see where people might be getting tired hearing about it. It’s not her fault, this is the way the media operates for everybody.

  5. Pre-sale tickets went on sale this morning for 3 of Adam’s shows. Of course, they were gone in 10 minutes. Scalpers already have them on Stubhub for $200.

  6. How are Adam’s tickets already on Stub Hub? Like for the one in NYC? That one isn’t even on sale yet.

    I feel bad for Kelly. Her response was very good.

  7. The final Nielsen numbers are in.

    Tuesday 6 (Fox): 20.84
    Wednesday 7 (Fox): 20.17

    April 13 Wednesday (Fox): 21.02 million
    April 14 Tuesday (Fox): 20.64

    18-49 demo:
    April 6 Tuesday (Fox): 7.3/20
    April 7 Wednesday (Fox): 6.7/18

    April 13 Tuesday – 7.3 rating/21 share
    April 14 Wednesday 6.8/19

  8. Pre-sale tickets went on sale this morning for 3 of Adam’s shows. Of course, they were gone in 10 minutes.

    Yeah. I checked my email too late this morning. lol

  9. alaadam I figured that would happen.I saw someone on tweeter post the code,and I though people were told not to put it up.People just don’t like to listen.

  10. Maybe they will learn after this time. Some tickets for Nokia are $400 already on Stubhub. SOMEONE IS SELLING 4 STARLAND TIX ON EBAY FOR $1,755.60

  11. Pre-sale tickets went on sale this morning for 3 of Adam’s shows. Of course, they were gone in 10 minutes.

    I have a feeling that may be the story for his entire tour. Considering what other Idols have done on their first tours, anybody would think 2000-seat venues would be about right for Adam. But he’s far from being your average Idol. The BSCs alone would fill 2000 seats! ;)

  12. Maybe they will learn after this time. Some tickets for Nokia are $400 already on Stubhub.

    That’s insane. It sucks for Adam’s fans. Come on Adam, where’s your fan club?

  13. Pre-sale tickets went on sale this morning for 3 of Adam’s shows. Of course, they were gone in 10 minutes.

    I was trying for the Sayreville NJ show and they were gone in under 30 seconds. Hopefully only a small fraction of the total was offered for pre-sale.

  14. I really liked the LA Times article about Carrie and Crystal. I know style wise they are very different, but I think they both have a sort of universal appeal, and both were criticized for being boring on the show because they were heads and shoulders above the competition. Carrie was the first time I had felt that an honest to god star was on the show, but I get the same vibe from Crystal. Neither might be the most flashy artist, or have crazy devoted fans that track their every move, but their talent just shines on the show.

  15. Just because some scalper is selling tickets for an outrageous price, that doesn’t mean that people can’t find tickets at a reasonable price, from regular ticket outlets. The scalpers are just doing this to see if there will be any takers. Most people know that there are still tickets at face value that are still available.

  16. This was just pre-sale so I am sure it was only a fraction of the tickets. Many peeps pretty upset about not getting them. THe email with the code went out this morning but scalpers got the code too. Since i do have common sense, I know that regular tickets will go on sale in a couple of days at face value. Peeps just wanted the good seats at a decent price and hoped they would get them with the pre-sale.

  17. Are most of the people who snap up tickets and then resell them on stubhub part of some large company, or is it just individual people? I’ve always thought about trying to buy a bunch of hot item concert tickets and sell them marked up, and I gotta say I think Adam concerts would be the perfect way to make a big profit since it seems he has crazy fans that will put out mad cash lol.

  18. Did anyone post this article with Adam,this ‘person’ is a real jerk.Adam was a class act. Kudos to him.Link And the winner of the daily douche award goes to: http://i43.tinypic.com/2142osk.jpg <–this interviewer

    oh wow, that is douchey! I get trying to call someone out on being commercial I guess, but the last three comments. just wow. is this a UK interview? I’m surprised Adam’s responses were actually printed as to not make him look as douchey as possible.

  19. gangreen29:
    04/21/2010 at 11:20 am
    Are most of the people who snap up tickets and then resell them on stubhub part of some large company, or is it just individual people? I’ve always thought about trying to buy a bunch of hot item concert tickets and sell them marked up, and I gotta say I think Adam concerts would be the perfect way to make a big profit since it seems he has crazy fans that will put out mad cash lol.

    The problem is you wouldn’t be able to buy the tickets in the first place. You don’t have the special computer systems that are set up just to spam ticketmaster. Those people will always win.

    Musical acts need to go to paperless tickets like John Mayer and some others are doing. It actually does help cut down on the scalpers.

  20. Yeah sr4mjc,I so agree.Where all talking about what a jerk the interviewer was on twitter.That was just so not call for.

  21. That interviewer above was very childish, like he was trying to goad Adam but did not succeed and only made himself look like a fool. I picture Adam just laughing to himself afterward. Adam handled him very well.

  22. I hate scalpers, it keeps the real fans who really want to go to events unable too often cause they aren’t rich. Some people will do anything to make a buck, that’s sad.

  23. The problem is you wouldn’t be able to buy the tickets in the first place. You don’t have the special computer systems that are set up just to spam ticketmaster. Those people will always win.

    Oh okay so there is some intricate system that scalpers use, it isn’t just joe schmo off the street.

  24. Did anyone post this article with Adam,this ‘person’ is a real jerk.Adam was a class act. Kudos to him.Link And the winner of the daily douche award goes to: http://i43.tinypic.com/2142osk.jpg <–this interviewer

    Oh wow! What a douche! What is Wrong with that guy??!!

  25. I really liked the LA Times article about Carrie and Crystal. I know style wise they are very different, but I think they both have a sort of universal appeal, and both were criticized for being boring on the show because they were heads and shoulders above the competition.

    Yeah, that article was an interesting take on it all. I’m not saying Crystal will sell Carrie level but she does go to show that sometimes on this program it is not all about being a performer, or about being exciting on stage. Both pretty much just stood there and sang, and both are front runners. Crossing my fingers Crystal can bring it home.

    Oh wow! What a douche! What is Wrong with that guy??!!

    I had to click on the link to see what all the fuss was about. I’m guessing that’s the interviewer’s style. The whole WhatsHisName vs Adam Lambert thing at the top made me think it’s a regular column. Adam handled it well. I did make me giggle a bit though, it was kinda funny.

  26. What weird timing with all this ticket talk. I just got an email from Ticketmaster to join Carrie’s fan club for pre-sale opportunities. Can’t see on my phone how much it is for a 1 year membership.

  27. That is cool that Adam is able to sell tickets so fast, but I keep on thinking of Orianthi’s and Allison’s fans. If I was a fan, I wouldn’t be to happy that they are touring but I would have no chance to see them. I guess that is the price that you have to pay when you are opening for someone else. The plus side is that they are exposed to new people, downside is that you might have no chance to see them. However, it should be a good experience for everyone involved.

    Us Kris fans might have the same issue depending on who he is opening for.. (would be nice if they announced it soon).

  28. nique28v:
    04/21/2010 at 11:42 am

    Did anyone post this article with Adam,this ‘person’ is a real jerk.Adam was a class act. Kudos to him.Link And the winner of the daily douche award goes to: http://i43.tinypic.com/2142osk.jpg <–this interviewer

    Oh wow! What a douche! What is Wrong with that guy??!!

    That guy was just plan rude and obnoxious but I think Adam handled it very well. I personally would have told the guy to F-off. Now what artist any of you know of that had to deal with an interview like this and still maintain decorum. Kelly would have busted the guys nose…hahaha….The guy only did it because Adam is gay. IMHO The hole Lady Gaga is better first is a matter of opinion and second so what if she is doesn’t take away from his talent. For sure he is a better singer. The interviewer was a complete Ass. IMHO

  29. Kris interview well be up later from a interview he did today.Tweet of him, RT KrisAllen was GREAT on today’s Jack Diamond Morning Show! Look for podcast,photos &videos soon http://bit.ly/aUMYJt

  30. Well if people don’t pay the outrageous prices the scalpers are asking for tickets, that would help, too.

    Luckily, pre-sales make up only a small percentage of the total tickets, so hopefully fans who can’t afford or don’t want to buy tickets from the scalpers will still be able to attend the concerts.

  31. That guy interviewing Adam was pretty douchey, I agree. And I’m happily surprised that for once, Adam didn’t take the bait and did well. Maybe he can learn? (fingers crossed)

  32. Adam said once during an interview that he has been made fun of his whole life,so I am sure he has alot of experience when it comes to dealing with douches. Adam did a great job not taking the interviewer too seriously. The only point that the interviewer made is that Adam did start his career in music(not counting the musical theatre cause that is not the same at all) later than most since he didn’t start performing much in bands and song writing till he was 22.

  33. Danny is shooting his music video today for his single “I will not say good-bye.” From Danny’s Twitter:

    Shooting music video 4 my song “I Will Not Say Goodbye”. Its track #10 off my album. Video will be very compelling-Check out song if u can

  34. Maybe they will learn after this time. Some tickets for Nokia are $400 already on Stubhub.

    How does stubhub even have nokia tix??? the concert isn’t listed on nokia’s website, the tix are not for sale on ticketmaster. the tix are not available at the box office. where are they getting them?

  35. ilovekrisallen39:
    04/21/2010 at 11:22 am
    Did anyone post this article with Adam,this ‘person’ is a real jerk.Adam was a class act. Kudos to him.Link And the winner of the daily douche award goes to: http://i43.tinypic.com/2142osk.jpg <–this interviewer

    Reading stuff like that just makes me love Adam even more. The interviewer was baiting him, trying to get a “diva” answer from him. He didn’t succeed. Adam probably thought his blatant jerkiness was pretty funny.

  36. Shooting music video 4 my song “I Will Not Say Goodbye”. Its track #10 off my album. Video will be very compelling-Check out song if u can

    Danny’s comments sometimes are so annoying for me. Compelling???? Man I hope he does well but I highly doubt his video or any others are compelling. Just sing Danny and let that be your way to success. geeeesh!

  37. Us Kris fans might have the same issue depending on who he is opening for.. (would be nice if they announced it soon).

    Isn’t the opening act mystery just for two shows in June?

  38. Oh wow! What a douche! What is Wrong with that guy??!!

    That guy was just plan rude and obnoxious but I think Adam handled it very well. I personally would have told the guy to F-off. Now what artist any of you know of that had to deal with an interview like this and still maintain decorum. Kelly would have busted the guys nose…hahaha….The guy only did it because Adam is gay. IMHO The hole Lady Gaga is better first is a matter of opinion and second so what if she is doesn’t take away from his talent. For sure he is a better singer. The interviewer was a complete Ass. IMHO

    Remember during the tour last summer when a Kris fan tweeted she was stuck interviewing Adam, who made her skin crawl. She also tweeted that she was only going to talk about Kris during the interview. Come interview, she was true to her tweets. She talked about Kris almost the entire interview. Adam was ever so gracious, pleasant and articulate. That interview was on youtube, and the interviewer got some deserving, critical comments.

  39. And I’m happily surprised that for once, Adam didn’t take the bait and did well

    For once?

    Adam has literally had hundreds of interviews and there have been quite a few done by people who are asses or from those asking questions that are invasive or inappropriate. Adam has turned many potential trainwreck questions and interviews into something positive. He has a gift when it comes to handling these types of situations and he has had to use it many times!

  40. Reading stuff like that just makes me love Adam even more. The interviewer was baiting him, trying to get a “diva” answer from him. He didn’t succeed. Adam probably thought his blatant jerkiness was pretty funny.

    Years of living with Neil ;)

  41. That guy interviewing Adam was pretty douchey, I agree. And I’m happily surprised that for once, Adam didn’t take the bait and did well. Maybe he can learn? (fingers crossed)

    I’m not surprised at all. I think Adam has spent most of his life learning how not to take the bait from douchey people. I think it’s a lesson he’s already learned and learned well.

  42. Remember during the tour last summer when a Kris fan tweeted she was stuck interviewing Adam, who made her skin crawl. She also tweeted that she was only going to talk about Kris during the interview. Come interview, she was true to her tweets. She talked about Kris almost the entire interview. Adam was ever so gracious, pleasant and articulate. That interview was on youtube, and the interviewer got some deserving, critical comments.

    LOL I have also listened to more interviews where the radio djs and journalists are Adam’s fans and keep bombarding Kris with questions on Adam. Sigh! These people are douches, aren’t they?

  43. LOL I have also listened to more interviews where the radio djs and journalists are Adam’s fans and keep bombarding Kris with questions on Adam. Sigh! These people are douches, aren’t they?

    Yep!

  44. BestAI:

    Remember during the tour last summer when a Kris fan tweeted she was stuck interviewing Adam, who made her skin crawl. She also tweeted that she was only going to talk about Kris during the interview. Come interview, she was true to her tweets. She talked about Kris almost the entire interview. Adam was ever so gracious, pleasant and articulate. That interview was on youtube, and the interviewer got some deserving, critical comments.

    summersnow:

    LOL I have also listened to more interviews where the radio djs and journalists are Adam’s fans and keep bombarding Kris with questions on Adam. Sigh! These people are douches, aren’t they?

    Ah Idolville, such a wonderful world. LOL

  45. Has anyone seen this yet?

    Adam Lambert to replace Simon on American Idol?

    The Simon Cowell-shaped hole on the American Idol judging panel is going to be a tough one to fill, but according to new reports the job could be going to someone who is very familiar with the show. Idol star Adam Lambert reportedly impressed the show’s producers when he came in as a mentor and as a result he’s been placed on a shortlist of possible judges, alongside the likes of Jamie Foxx, Shania Twain and producer Tommy Mottola. Having met Adam when he popped in for that web-chat recently, we can say without doubt that he’d be excellent at this job – but surely he’s too busy with his own career? We’ll have to wait and see. One thing he shouldn’t do if he gets the job, though, is dress like Simon Cowell. How weird does he look in the above photo we mocked up?!

    http://www.heatworld.com/Entertainment/TV/2010/04/Adam-Lambert-to-replace-Simon-on-American-Idol/

  46. FYI the person who wrote the article Peter Jackson created @popjustice. We had some diologue in regards to the Article about Adam and he wrote me this:

    popjustice

    @Dhunken I did a great interview with him which’ll be on Popjustice in the next few days, I think you’ll enjoy it more than the NME one. x

    I am going to give him the benefit of the doubt an see what the new article is like.

  47. LOL I have also listened to more interviews where the radio djs and journalists are Adam’s fans and keep bombarding Kris with questions on Adam.

    Other idols get the same. I think the next best way to get info about Adam when not interviewing him is to ask the idols about him. Anoop gets that a lot.

    Kris deflected those questions by bringing up Matt.

  48. Now I am curious.. Do we know for sure how many shows he is opening up for the Mystery Guest?

    Summersnow: Just last night there was snippets of an interview posted and the interviewer asked Kris how he felt that Adam was more famous than him. Kris’s response was the he had learnt a lot from Adam and that he (Kris) had the best fans in the world. Kris seemed to have impressed the interviewee with that response and made his fans go AWWW in the process. I think they all have to learn how to answer the tough repetitive quetions and they are both doing a great job doing so.

  49. Remember during the tour last summer when a Kris fan tweeted she was stuck interviewing Adam, who made her skin crawl. She also tweeted that she was only going to talk about Kris during the interview. Come interview, she was true to her tweets. She talked about Kris almost the entire interview.

    No, I don’t remember that and I would say if it did happen it’s pretty rare. I do remember Kris being asked about Adam Lambert in an awful lot of interviews though. To which he always responds graciously and usually compliments Adam on being a good friend and great talent.

  50. Remember during the tour last summer when a Kris fan tweeted she was stuck interviewing Adam, who made her skin crawl. She also tweeted that she was only going to talk about Kris during the interview. Come interview, she was true to her tweets. She talked about Kris almost the entire interview. Adam was ever so gracious, pleasant and articulate. That interview was on youtube, and the interviewer got some deserving, critical comments.

    I remember that! She was so full of herself, wasn’t she? She was going to “show that Adam Lambert”. I guess it didn’t work. :)

    By being such an articulate, positive person, Adam actually made her look even more ridiculous. When she asked him the Kris questions, he practically gushed about what an amazing person, friend and artist Kris was. (which he always does) It totally disarmed her and exposed her motives even more.

    Adam is so smart in interviews- he should give lessons to the idol contestants this year. This bunch is really going to need it.

  51. Interesting dhunken. Thanks for the update. (Curious as to your dialogue, but if you don’t want to post it, that’s cool.)

    Kris deflected those questions by bringing up Matt.

    Ha, now that is funny. Totally Kris!

  52. I can’t wait to see David Cook’s footage from Ethiopia tonight on Idol Gives Back. I’m also very happy that he’s involved with The Race for Hope again this year. Honorary Chair – that’s very cool! I love that he actually runs the race also. I’m hopeful his team brings in a lot for the cause. Same with IGB. :) Thanks for posting those articles, MJ.

    Also, I think Kelly Clarkson addressed the tobacco sponsor situation as good as possible. Good for her for not pulling out on her fans.

  53. I think all the idols are asked about each other alot. Many of the Adam interviews he has been asked about how he felt about Kris winning Idol even some recent ones. I think the questions probably bother the fans more than they do the idols. Alot of fans have little interest in hearing about the rival idol during the interview.

  54. Kris deflected those questions by bringing up Matt.

    Ha, now that is funny. Totally Kris!

    Problem is, it wasn’t meant to be funny. I think he was pissed at Adam questions. E.g., “Do you talk to Adam? “I talk to Matt a lot.” “Are you and Adam still good friends?” “I’m friends with all of them, esp. Matt.”

  55. OK, so, sometimes Kris gets asked about Adam and he usually handles it well… and sometimes Adam gets asked about Kris and he usually handles it well… does that sum it up? :)

  56. By being such an articulate, positive person, Adam actually made her look even more ridiculous.

    Couldn’t agree more. Remaining positive and passionate about your cause tends to make your accusers look ridiculous.

  57. I’m also very happy that he’s involved with The Race for Hope again this year. Honorary Chair – that’s very cool! I love that he actually runs the race also.

    I’m excited – I’m participating again, can’t wait. I’ll wave at him as he runs by – I walk, so he’ll be waaaayy ahead of where I am :) . Looking forward to him speaking at the end. I hope it doesn’t pour this year!

  58. Problem is, it wasn’t meant to be funny. I think he was pissed at Adam questions. E.g., “Do you talk to Adam? “I talk to Matt a lot.” “Are you and Adam still good friends?” “I’m friends with all of them, esp. Matt.”

    ah I get it. But it is kinda funny. I think they all get douchey questions (see douchey upthread) and Kris handles it with dry humor. What else can they do?

  59. Adam is so smart in interviews- he should give lessons to the idol contestants this year. This bunch is really going to need it.

    Yes. The only ones who have any kind of personality, don’t have the talent.

    I couldn’t believe Randy said Lee was going to be a big star. Lee has a great voice, but to me, he has no IT factor. His personality is so dull. Casey: Does he ever have anything to say?

  60. i have a dumb question regarding the scalper/stubhub deal – how is this legal, or what laws does it skirt around in order to buy up all tickets for a venue, then inflate the price like they do… it just doesn’t seem right, or legal…

  61. I’m excited – I’m participating again, can’t wait. I’ll wave at him as he runs by – I walk, so he’ll be waaaayy ahead of where I am :) . Looking forward to him speaking at the end. I hope it doesn’t pour this year!

    \

    Where does this race take place? I’d love that

  62. Problem is, it wasn’t meant to be funny. I think he was pissed at Adam questions. E.g., “Do you talk to Adam? “I talk to Matt a lot.” “Are you and Adam still good friends?” “I’m friends with all of them, esp. Matt.”

    I’ve never seen Kris get pissed at much of anything.LOL

  63. Where does this race take place? I’d love that

    Here’s the link:
    http://www.braintumorcommunity.org/site/PageServer?pagename=RFH_DC_HomePage

    It starts at Freedom Plaza in DC. It is a really nice route, too, in the city – pretty part of town, very well organized, lots of volunteers cheering you on… I’ve done other 5K’s but this one was particularly well put on. Plus David Cook! I mean, I was doing it whether he was there or not, it was so moving to me last year… but *bonus* that he’s going to be there again :)

  64. i have a dumb question regarding the scalper/stubhub deal – how is this legal, or what laws does it skirt around in order to buy up all tickets for a venue, then inflate the price like they do… it just doesn’t seem right, or legal…

    It is illegal. An organization was just arrested in California a month or so ago. The scalpers have to be sneaky, but there are so many of them, which ones do you go after?

  65. So today’s meme is “My Idol gets asked more questions about your Idol..no MY IDOL gets asked more question about YOUR idol so neener neener!”

    Please, for the love of all that’s holy? NO.

  66. So today’s meme is “My Idol gets asked more questions about your Idol..no MY IDOL gets asked more question about YOUR idol so neener neener!”

    I think to represent that properly you have to put your thumbs in your ears, waggle your fingers, and stick out your tongue? :)

  67. It is illegal. An organization was just arrested in California a month or so ago. The scalpers have to be sneaky, but there are so many of them, which ones do you go after?

    FL used to have a law that you couldn’t sell tickets over face value but I think it’s either been overturned or is off the books because it’s back in full force here.

  68. from people.com…

    TV Watch
    Idols’ Celeb Look-alikes!

    See the American Idol contestants (Siobhan! Casey!) and the stars (Demi Lovato! Josh Holloway!) they resemble.

    http://ow.ly/1Bi78

  69. Kate8:
    04/21/2010 at 1:31 pm
    I think all the idols are asked about each other alot. Many of the Adam interviews he has been asked about how he felt about Kris winning Idol even some recent ones.

    Isn’t it funny how Adam is still getting asked this question? (a year later) WHAT WAS IT LIKE TO LOSE? LOL
    Adam always just smiles , showers Kris with praise and talks about all the opportunities being on AI has given him. I have heard this question asked and answered too many times to count. He always answers it like it’s the first time he’s heard it. I don’t know how he does it.

    I wonder if they give the contestants media training after idol? Clearly, some of them from the past could have used more and the contestants this year need the complete course. lol Twitter is obviously changing the game- they need to have media training just for twitter!

  70. Hopefully once the new Idol champion is crowned, the S8 contestants will get fewer questions about their own season and their fellow S8 Idols — although since Kelly, Carrie et al still get asked about the show, it’ll never entirely go away. I know Kris gets asked about Adam in pretty much every interview and vice versa, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he and Adam are both more than a little tired of this, although both always say positive things about the other.

  71. Here’s photo of Kris in some Senator’s office this morning. He’s making the rounds on Capitol Hill talking about haiti and is scheduled to also visit a school before heading over to the hard Rock for the IGB watch party/M&G

    http://twitpic.com/1hbqzf

  72. Kris is still be ask all the time to about Adam.I think he answer’s the questions very well. I posted a interview that Kris did today in The United Nations thread.And the first two questions were about Adam. And Kris was his charming self and answered them wonderfully.

  73. I wonder if they give the contestants media training after idol? Clearly, some of them from the past could have used more and the contestants this year need the complete course. lol Twitter is obviously changing the game- they need to have media training just for twitter!

    Yeah, it would be great if they could give fans “sense of humor” training along with it.LOL

  74. i have a dumb question regarding the scalper/stubhub deal – how is this legal, or what laws does it skirt around in order to buy up all tickets for a venue, then inflate the price like they do… it just doesn’t seem right, or legal…

    It is illegal. An organization was just arrested in California a month or so ago. The scalpers have to be sneaky, but there are so many of them, which ones do you go after?

    Well, Stubhub isn’t a “scalper” in the traditional sense. Stubhub has legitimate contracts with Ticketmaster, Livenation and many venues. Also, many of the tickets they sell are from individuals.

    For instance, if you’re a Rays season ticket holder and you can’t make it to one of the games, when you log into your Rays account online, they give you an option of pushing your tickets directly to stubhub. The season ticket holder is the individual who sets the price.

    Keep in mind also, that when an event is said to be “sold out”, that may not necessarily be true. Two examples (I’ll use them because they’ve been discussed here): Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, FL is a performing arts center that is dependent on members, sponsors and benefactors to keep it’s doors open. If you purchase a certain level of membership, you’re almost guaranteed to get a ticket long after the event has allegedly been “sold out”. They hold a certain portion of tickets back for that.

    For the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, if you’re a Lightning season ticket holder, there are a certain number of 1st and 2nd level seats they always hold back in case you want to buy any. You can purchase these weeks after the ticketmaster sale. Whatever isn’t snapped up by the season ticket holders, gets pushed out to Stubhub and whatever Stubhub doesn’t sell, gets pushed back to Ticketmaster between 48 and 72 hours before the event.

    Also – when stubhub has a contract with the event promoter or venue, whatever they don’t sell gets pushed back to ticketmaster in that same time frame. That’s the reason people sometimes find fabulous tickets the day before the event.

    Anyone who is a box or suite-owner at a venue might have a contract that allows them to use their suite for everything, including concerts (some don’t). That means that the suite-owner can put the whole suite, or their 16 – 18 individual seats up on stubhub and sell those as well.

    Sometimes you’ll see tickets to a football game or concert go up before the tickets are available on ticketmaster. That’s usually because the person who “owns” those seats isn’t planning to go and wants to sell them.

    Here in the Tampa Bay area, we have a group called the Tampa Bay Society. It’s basically an add-on to some country club memberships at about 15 different clubs. In addition to the other services they provide, they own a large suite at the Forum, a box at the Ford Amp, 2 rows of seats at Ruth Eckerd, a section at the Bucs games, etc. Those tickets are always available to Society members, and never available to the general public (unless a member purchases some and decides not to go).

    So, there are a lot of side deals here there and everywhere at different venues. I suspect it’s the same around most of the country.

  75. yeah I saw that already girlgirl,I posted it over in the U.N thread and also a couple of interviews.

  76. OK, so, sometimes Kris gets asked about Adam and he usually handles it well… and sometimes Adam gets asked about Kris and he usually handles it well… does that sum it up?

    Yes, but MY idol handles it better than YOUR Idol. Nyah nyah! No, not really. I think both handle it well, and good for both of them for doing so.

    Adam is so smart in interviews- he should give lessons to the idol contestants this year.

    Eh, not so much, except maybe as a lesson on what not to do. I think Adam can be smart in interviews, but he also mitigates that with some really stupid ones as well. He’s said some really boneheaded things many, many times. That lack of filter he has, gets him into trouble with some interviews, which he himself admits and I agree he does and I think it’s dumb of him to do.

  77. OK seriously, Orianthi already had a guest performance spot this season, and now she is apparently performing again on IGB?

  78. OK seriously, Orianthi already had a guest performance spot this season, and now she is apparently performing again on IGB?

    Cook already performed, and he is going to be on IGB. Kris performed already, and his Haiti footage is going to be on. He will also be on the finale. Wasn’t Cook on twice last year?

  79. Yeah, it would be great if they could give fans “sense of humor” training along with it.LOL

    Since everyone’s sense of humor is different- I don’t think that would work. LOL
    There are some things that the majority of people do not find humorous, though. That’s what some of these contestants might need help with.

  80. OK seriously, Orianthi already had a guest performance spot this season, and now she is apparently performing again on IGB?

    Cook already performed, and he is going to be on IGB. Kris performed already, and his Haiti footage is going to be on. He will also be on the finale. Wasn’t Cook on twice last year?

    Yeah, but they are former Idols with a strong connection to the show. I know Orianthi is a 19 client, but I can’t recall another non-idol artist who has performed twice in the same season (maybe there has been, I just don’t remember)

    I’m not upset or insulted by it or anything, I just think it is kind of odd….great promo for Ori obviously

  81. I agree he does and I think it’s dumb of him to do

    Yep. They’ve all done and said some dumb things. It won’t be the last time either for any of them. But they are good people who are just fallible human beings.

    Eh, not so much, except maybe as a lesson on what not to do. I think Adam can be smart in interviews, but he also mitigates that with some really stupid ones as well. He’s said some really boneheaded things many, many times

    I couldn’t disagree more, but we are giving these guys a break for their boneheaded answers and actions because we know they have really good hearts. They past few days have certainly pointed out that boneheaded comments or tweets are just part of the learning curve for these guys who are so new to the media world. I’m glad we can accept these “stupid comments” for what they really are- just mistakes made by normal humans.

  82. Here’s photo of Kris in some Senator’s office this morning. He’s making the rounds on Capitol Hill talking about haiti and is scheduled to also visit a school before heading over to the hard Rock for the IGB watch party/M&G

    Senator Pryor of ARKANSAS. Obviously, the Senator is a ringleader in the AT&T/Wal-Mart/Chick-fil-A conspiracy to foist this talentless, insensitive fool with the hairy hobbit legs upon the unsuspecting public.*

    Yanuar Ilyas, head of the fatwa department at Muhammadiyah, Indonesia’s second largest Muslim organization, said as it had previously declared smoking haram (forbidden), all things related to it were also forbidden, adding that it was not necessary to issue a new fatwa.

    Head of the fatwa department – now there’s a job I think I could be really good at.

    * The above was a lame-ass attempt at humor. Please disregard

  83. OK seriously, Orianthi already had a guest performance spot this season, and now she is apparently performing again on IGB?

    It’s just as part of a band backing up Mary J. Blige. If Mary J’s performance with Elliott Yamin at the S5 finale is any indication, Orianthi won’t be given much to do nor will she get much screentime ;)

    I kid, I kid. MJB is cool for supporting a great cause.

  84. Its Danny Gokey’s birthday this Saturday.

    His fans are donating to Sophia’s Heart Foundation in honor; if there are any secret Danny fans hiding here, lol!

    really cute video made by Chinese fans in honor of his birthday:

    http://tieba.baidu.com/f?kz=754078069

  85. I think it’s great Danny’s fans are donating to his foundation in honor of his birthday. Adam’s fans did the same with Donorschoose. I bet there are a lot of fans of Danny lurkers here. I’m happy he can celebrate his 30th with a really good start to a successful album and awesome tour. I’m thrilled I was wrong about the country music scene not embracing Danny; they totally are.

  86. Eh, not so much, except maybe as a lesson on what not to do. I think Adam can be smart in interviews, but he also mitigates that with some really stupid ones as well. He’s said some really boneheaded things many, many times. That lack of filter he has, gets him into trouble with some interviews, which he himself admits and I agree he does and I think it’s dumb of him to do.

    Well, Adam has a lack of filter, I’ll give you that, and he says snarky things that don’t always come off the best, but I wouldn’t change it for the world :-) I’d take the lack of filter, and occassional “controversial” comment any day over him feeling he has to walk on eggshells and be perfectly PC all the time.

  87. NME is a regular music broadsheet in the UK: just the sort of publication that would hate anyone associated with American Idol. And it’s been around for years; I remember buying it in my teens.

    So the interview with Adam Lambert is not that surprising, but even I – as a Brit and someone well versed in how snarky the British press can be – was surprised at the harshness and bluntness. Adam dealt with it as well as he could, but the thing about that kind of relentlessness is that it shows up some of the things he says about the album and the way songs were chosen as kind of hollow (not his fault; he’s under the post idol rules as much as anyone else. I’m sure he wouldn’t have compromised if left to his own devices).

    NME is the kind of independant organisation that won’t be bought off by the record company and won’t go along with the hype. In fact they’d probably be proud of not going along with the hype.

    They’re music snobs, sure – but in a strange kind of way, it’s got to be good for Adam to deal with this kind of hostile press once in while: most of it is so fawning.

  88. fadetowhite, thank you for the perspective of the UK press. Very interesting. I also thought it was very telling about picking songs, he was actually more candid about that process than usual.

  89. I think it’s great Danny’s fans are donating to his foundation in honor of his birthday. Adam’s fans did the same with Donorschoose. I bet there are a lot of fans of Danny lurkers here. I’m happy he can celebrate his 30th with a really good start to a successful album and awesome tour. I’m thrilled I was wrong about the country music scene not embracing Danny; they totally are.

    Awww, thanks!

    And Good on Adam fans for doing that for Donorschoose! I wasn’t aware of that. What a great program Donors choose is.

    It seems like S8 Idols are doing so much for charity, compared to past years; but perhaps that is just my impression because I am following that season closer than others.

  90. Reminder:

    We’re sooo not going to be fighting the Arkansas “voting controversy” fanwar for the umpteenth time. We so are not.

  91. It seems like S8 Idols are doing so much for charity, compared to past years; but perhaps that is just my impression because I am following that season closer than others.

    I think it’s just because you’re following S8. Not that it’s a competition or anything, but to answer your question (or musing), I know fans of both Davids from S7 have been donating to various charities championed by their respective Idols since before they were even off the show, and have continued to do so since. David Cook’s fans have been donating to various cancer charities for years now, and last year, when Cook got involved with and ran for the Race for Hope (which benefits Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure, or ABC2), fans raised well over $100,000 for his team (someone know the final figure? Was it around 120K?). He’s doing it again this year (check out the PR link MJ posted above for more info), and I remember he tweeted to fans on his birthday that he didn’t want any gifts, but if they want, to please donate to the RFH. The race is still a couple weeks away, but fans have surpassed his team goal of 100K raised so far. Hopefully he’ll raise the goal. I haven’t gotten around to donating yet, oops =P.

    My point is, from my limited knowledge of Idol history from following S7 and S8, fans of both seasons Idols have done LOADS for charity. It’s actually one of the best things to come out of the BSC fandoms from Idol, when they channel their energy for good ;), and from what I can tell, it seems to happen every year. I don’t know much detail outside of Cook, but I know Carrie Underwood does loads for animal charities and lots others, Kelly supports March of Dimes, as well as various other charities.

  92. LOL…HOBBIT..Get Off the Stage Froto… (taken from a recent video of Kris where he misunderstood what someone in the audience said).. Sorry the Hobbit legs comment made me think of that.. His face was priceless. That was my favorite video ever.

  93. Here is a red Carpet interview from AfterElton.com at the GLAAD media awards, talking to Adam and then Rob (the audio is out of synce with the video fyi)
    There is a great line by about about it would be really hard to hide how gay Adam Lambert really is hehehe
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yipPsa80uLY

  94. There are some things that the majority of people do not find humorous, though. That’s what some of these contestants might need help with.

    No, I’m pretty sure it’s a minority of AI fans that have no sense of humor when it comes to a certain S8 contestant.

  95. BestAI:
    04/21/2010 at 2:56 pm
    The best ever GLAAD red carpet interviews. Some funny ones.
    http://ow.ly/178aRb

    Thanks BestAI for posting that GLAAD red carpet interview link. Some of those interviews are really good. Adam’s interview starts at about 6:35 and goes for about 2 minutes. It’s a good one.

    They also interviewed Johnny Weir, Chris Salvatore, Jane Lynch, Rob Halford, etc. Rob Halford says some very complimentary things about Adam’s talent, Johnny Weir mentions looking forward to Adam’s performance, and Chris Salvatore and the interviewer have a moment of competition about who’s going to get to shack up with Adam after the show. LOL

  96. jmom376:
    04/21/2010 at 3:40 pm
    LOL…HOBBIT..Get Off the Stage Frodo… (taken from a recent video of Kris where he misunderstood what someone in the audience said).. Sorry the Hobbit legs comment made me think of that.. His face was priceless.

    LOL! They were saying “Got it” or “Have it”, right?

  97. We’re sooo not going to be fighting the Arkansas “voting controversy” fanwar for the umpteenth time. We so are not.

    Sorry, mj. I thought my sarcasm was self-evident.

  98. There is a great line by about about it would be really hard to hide how gay Adam Lambert really is hehehe
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yipPsa80uLY

    This was great! I love what Rob Halford said:

    On top of everything, I’m gonna meet my idol Adam Lambert. I love him so much.I think he’s got an incredible voice and a fantastic talent.Got a long life ahead of him in the entertainment business.So it’s my pleasure to introduce Adam this evening.

  99. Seeker:
    04/21/2010 at 4:01 pm
    jmom376:
    04/21/2010 at 3:40 pm
    LOL…HOBBIT..Get Off the Stage Frodo… (taken from a recent video of Kris where he misunderstood what someone in the audience said).. Sorry the Hobbit legs comment made me think of that.. His face was priceless.
    LOL! They were saying “Got it” or “Have it”, right?

    Yes. He was talking about AWM and said that you might have heard it on his CD. After he finished talking, there was a lull and someone in the audience yelled “HAVE IT”. He thought they said HOBBIT.. He made the funniest face ever. Then Cale made fun of him. Kris then said.. “Froto get off the stage”. Now I can’t hear the word Hobbit without thinking of that video. LOL

  100. Here’s photo of Kris in some Senator’s office this morning. He’s making the rounds on Capitol Hill talking about haiti

    Hubby is working there today, I’ll have to ask him if he saw Kris. LOL Hopefully he recognizes him since I keep pointing him out on the Ford commercials. Last week he finally remembered his first name! No surprises, Hubby doesn’t remember anyone’s name and simply tolerates my idol interests. LOL His loss. I’ll report back if there was a sighting.

  101. No, I’m pretty sure it’s a minority of AI fans that have no sense of humor when it comes to a certain S8 contestant.

    I agree to a certain extent. I’m pretty sure we would be referring to a different group of fans that make up this minority that lack a sense of humor. We also would be thinking of different AI contestants when we refer to that “certain S8 contestant”.

    Even so, there are some things that a majority of fans from every idol or non-bubble people might not think of as humorous.

  102. It warms my heart when biggees like Steven Spielberg says Adam is his hero. Now Rob Halford. Maybe others have too, but those are the only two I know about.

    The superstar Brits have publically talked about Adam’s amazing vocals/talent: Brian May, Roger Taylor, Elton John, Boy George, and Halford.

  103. YAY Kris is in DC!!!!!!! fianlly hot 99.5 did something right!!!!
    :)

    Ohhhh,Scott

    Justin Bieber ‘Might Have’ Tried Out For ‘American Idol’

    that woul be awesome!!!

    What happens to the toolbar where you can bold and b-quote and stuff? Is it only missing for me?

    (is it becuz of my squeeing lol j/k ;))

  104. So looking forward to seeing IGB tonight and not just for Cookie. Excited to see the promo piece for Race for Hope in the headlines. Gotta be a little bittersweet for David to go back and do it – It also marks one year since his brother died. suck it cancer.

  105. I don’t think I have seen that interview from the Idol tour, where the interviewer only asked about Kris…does anyone know the name of the interviewer or where I can find it?

  106. On top of everything, I’m gonna meet my idol Adam Lambert. I love him so much.I think he’s got an incredible voice and a fantastic talent.Got a long life ahead of him in the entertainment business.So it’s my pleasure to introduce Adam this evening.

    I usually just breeze by the celeb quotes and pay them no mind. But dang, having Rob Halford say that about you must make a person feel pretty good. Rob is a legend, and a pioneer in his own right. If I were Adam, that would have made me pee my pants with joy LOL.

    And, I’m reminded that I have some superb Judas Priest tracks on my iPod that I should go listen to right now.

  107. jmom376:
    04/21/2010 at 4:08 pm
    Yes. He was talking about AWM and said that you might have heard it on his CD. After he finished talking, there was a lull and someone in the audience yelled “HAVE IT”. He thought they said HOBBIT.. He made the funniest face ever. Then Cale made fun of him. Kris then said.. “Froto get off the stage”. Now I can’t hear the word Hobbit without thinking of that video. LOL

    Oh poor Kris and his hairy hobbit feet ;).
    Kris & Cale always put on a great show. There’s always some hilarious banter – Forest & Bubba!

  108. Gotta be a little bittersweet for David to go back and do it – It also marks one year since his brother died. suck it cancer.

    Oh, man, that broke my heart last year. His speech… whew. I’m so proud of all the Cook fans out there – love to see those totals go up! It’s really fantastic. And I love that the race had such an impact on my then-5-year old that he’s been excited for months about it. Our neighbor across the street is dying of brain cancer (he’s only in his mid-40’s and is leaving behind four boys, the oldest is 20) and it really hits home because of that. And my son totally seems to get it that even though we couldn’t help David’s brother, or we can’t help Jack (our neighbor), that we can help *other* people who are still fighting brain cancer/brain tumors. I don’t mind him looking up to David at all :) .

  109. I agree to a certain extent. I’m pretty sure we would be referring to a different group of fans that make up this minority that lack a sense of humor. We also would be thinking of different AI contestants when we refer to that “certain S8 contestant”.

    You’re probably right but I think we can all laugh at this video parody of WWFM. Adam mentioned it himself so his sense of humor is fine.LOL
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEDgmgbXm-E&feature=channel

  110. Sound bites from Kara, Cook, Kris, and Chris D.

    Is Daughtry involved in IGB this year?

    And my son totally seems to get it that even though we couldn’t help David’s brother, or we can’t help Jack (our neighbor), that we can help *other* people who are still fighting brain cancer/brain tumors. I don’t mind him looking up to David at all

    Omg, that little antecdote about your son just made me tear up. I didn’t realize brain cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in those under 20, because doctors simply do not know enough about it, and we don’t know what causes it. The research that organizations like ABC2 and RFH are funding is really front line stuff and making an impact on people fighting today. Dammit, I need to find/figure out my login from last year and give soon.

  111. I wanna overhear the conversation with Rob and Adam having a Grand Slam at Denny’s ;) (So, how do you hit those high notes ?) Question could go either way

  112. Tierbee – That is such a sweet story about your young son. Good to know these things really do effect people in many ways. This is the kind of inspiration that can lead to people dedicating their lives to finding a cure. Thanks for sharing that. I’ve got tears in my eyes!

    I’ve seen a ton of video links for morning shows, etc that have had Cook on today talking about IGB. If I wasn’t at work, I’d bring them in here. I haven’t had a chance to watch any of them yet either.

  113. I wanna overhear the conversation with Rob and Adam having a Grand Slam at Denny’s (So, how do you hit those high notes ?) Question could go either way

    Rob: Are you going to eat your hashbrowns?
    Adam: Help yourself. While you’re at it, help yourself to the bacon, sausages and pancakes. I’ll just eat my omelet. American Idol fed us enough crap food to last a lifetime.
    Rob: I love you Adam. You’re my hero.

  114. Grrrr. StubHub has Adam’s Starland tickets on sale for $1000. WTF is up with that?

  115. I’ve seen a ton of video links for morning shows, etc that have had Cook on today talking about IGB. If I wasn’t at work, I’d bring them in here. I haven’t had a chance to watch any of them yet either.

    I haven’t either, let me go peek at Twitter and see what’s floating around out there ;)

  116. Love the Kris pics from School Without Walls, thanks for bringing them over!

  117. I’ve seen a ton of video links for morning shows, etc that have had Cook on today talking about IGB. If I wasn’t at work, I’d bring them in here. I haven’t had a chance to watch any of them yet either.

    Lisa (mod at DCO) has an incredibly comprehensive IGB archive thread with links to all the TV, radio, and print interviews Cook has done in advance of tonight’s show. Lots of good stuff there for those so inclined.

  118. Thanks girlgirl for posting those pictures of Kris.His really looking good.His so adorable.

  119. You’re probably right but I think we can all laugh at this video parody of WWFM. Adam mentioned it himself so his sense of humor is fine.LOL
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEDgmgbXm-E&feature=channel

    I saw this weeks ago and I love it! There was a video that showed this guy fanboying over the fact that Adam liked his parody and tweeted it out! It was a “behind the scenes” vid on the parody. Hilarious!

  120. Danny’s comments sometimes are so annoying for me. Compelling???? Man I hope he does well but I highly doubt his video or any others are compelling. Just sing Danny and let that be your way to success. geeeesh!

    Too bad Danny’s coments annoy you. Some of Adam’s comments on his videos seem the same to me and I have said the same of him, let singing be your way to success.

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