Idol Headlines for 04/24/10

‘American Idol’ contestant Matt Giraud and Tulip Time officials issue dueling statements about canceled concert

HOLLAND — “American Idol” finalist Matt Giraud and Tulip Time officials released dueling statements late Friday, each blaming the other, after the entertainer’s May 1 show at the festival had to be canceled when contract negotiations fell apart.

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After more than a day of questions about whether Tulip Time had a valid contract for Giraud’s show, festival officials posted a press release on their website Friday, stating Giraud’s concert had been canceled “for reasons beyond the control of the Festival.”

Tulip Time blamed Giraud’s management for the cancellation, saying “he is unwilling to perform the concert for the compensation that had been offered.”

But sources close to Giraud claim Tulip Time jumped the gun, announcing and advertising a concert it never had a contract for.

Giraud echoed those sentiments in a release on his website Friday night.

MLive

‘American Idol’: Katie Stevens visits ‘Idolatry, ‘ dishes pitch problems, Adam Lambert comparisons, and…Dancersox?

American Idol season 9 contestant Katie Stevens would like you to spend the day with her. Or, to be more exact, she wishes at least one Idol episode per year would focus on the behind-the-scenes insanity the show’s finalists experience on a week-to-week basis; otherwise, viewers end up judging contestants’ personalities on seconds-long interview snippets, she adds.

EW.com

More Idol Headlines after the JUMP…

‘Idol’s’ biggest charmers

A confession: Tim Urban charmed me. Some, like L.A. Times music critic Ann Powers, might call it pointed manipulation, but I’ve met the kid and there’s not a deceitful bone in his happy-go-lucky body. To the contrary, Tim is a gentleman. He was home-schooled and raised right. He doesn’t swear, says gosh instead of God, and good performance or bad, his eternally optimistic outlook never diminished. In fact, it was contagious. So in honor of his recent exit, and because the bushy-haired comeback kid reminded me of getting-to-know-you moments with a few “American Idol” favorites, here’s my top five picks for “Idol’s” biggest charmers. (Surprisingly, they’re not all from the South.)

LA Times

‘Idol’s’ Tim Urban Wants to Be on ‘Glee’

via Extra

American Idol winner Jordin Sparks cancels Saturday show at Tropicana

Jordin Sparks has cancelled her performance scheduled for Saturday night at the Tropicana Casino and Resort after she became ill, a casino spokeswoman said.

People who planned to attend the show can obtain a refund where they bought their tickets. Those who bought tickets at the Tropicana box office can get a refund there, and those who purchased through Ticketmaster should contact that company.

Press of Atlantic City

`American Idol’ limps along, missing Paula Abdul and trying to recapture its ratings magic

What if a popular-but-sagging show floated a juicy rumor, and nobody cared?

The rumor is that “American Idol” producers reached out to see if ex-judge Paula Abdul might return. She bailed before the start of the current and ninth season, and was replaced by Ellen DeGeneres.

The unconfirmed rumor bounced around a few days — mostly rehashed by a few bottom-feeding gossip blogs — before Abdul’s camp denied it.

Cleveland.com

4/28: Interview with Chris Daughtry, set for Glendale

The dreaded sophomore slump? It’s no worry for Chris Daughtry and the band that bears his name.

Their self-titled 2006 debut sold more than 4 million albums. Last year’s follow-up “Leave This Town” may not be another sales monster, but it has earned platinum certification and sits comfortably on the Billboard charts.

“There were certainly label people that were worrying, ” Daughtry says dryly. “We just wanted to write the best stuff we could. We certainly have high hopes, and we felt good when we saw the (sales figures). But we’re not expecting it to sell 5 million copies like that last one. There’s no telling what it’s gonna do.”

AZCentral

Review: Carrie Underwood proves one of the finest singers in any genre at Van Andel concert

GRAND RAPIDS — Other than being inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, being named Entertainer of the Year would probably be country music’s highest honor.

Country superstar Carrie Underwood holds both of those distinctions and in her triumphant return to the Van Andel Arena Friday night, the 2005 American Idol winner demonstrated just why she is deserving of her countless industry awards.

It’s been two years since the 27-year-old Oklahoma native last performed at the arena. And while she was already a superstar back then, Underwood’s popularity has continued to skyrocket with prestigious honors that include the coveted Entertainer of the Year Award from the Academy of Country Music for two years running.

MLive

Source: ‘DWTS’ is a ‘Whole New Place’ Without Kate

Fancast has learned the crew over at ‘Dancing With the Stars‘ is enjoying the quiet time since Kate Gosselin has been voted off the show. Our ABC insider tells us that the vibe has shifted since Kate departed on Tuesday night.

“It’s a whole new place around the set of DWTS this week! The cast and crew are working in an entirely new environment. Kate wasn’t the problem, it was the drama that followed her. It was like a cloud of energy everyday that changed the dynamics of the cast when they were filming segments. Now that Kate is out, it’s a quieter place to be. It was a media storm when Kate was around, not by her choice, but it was.”

Fancast

Is Jennifer Lopez’s ‘Glee’ back-up plan still on?

“Glee” fans, rejoice. If you also happen to be a Jennifer Lopez fan, that is. If not, The Dish Rag is sorry in advance.

Word is that “The Back-Up Plan” star is still hoping (maybe even praying) for a guest role on the hit FOX show, especially after her latest rom-com tanked big time on its opening day.

She told Ellen DeGeneres Friday (Apr. 23) on her talk show, “I sat down with [show creator] Ryan Murphy and we talked about me doing something on “Glee.” We want to. We want to do it.”

Zap2it

Kelly Clarkson’s private birthday bash

American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson will be having a private birthday bash in KL tonight – as the singer turns 28 Saturday.

These exclusive pictures were taken at KL Hilton, the hotel where she’s staying for her KL tour on Saturday afternoon.

The birthday girl was sweet nu’ff to pose for The Daily Chilli during her special TV interview with Channel V and Star World – the official broadcaster for the American Idol franchise.

Daily Chilli

Music lover a Bowersox fan

One of “American Idol” contestant Crystal Bowersox’s biggest fans lives at Riverview Health Care Campus.

Delma Fredrick is proud of her red T-shirt, which shows her support for the Elliston native. Bowersox is a front-runner on this season’s show.

“I think I’m the only one in here that has a shirt, ” Fredrick said. “I love that girl.”

Port Clinton News Herald

‘Idol’ teen with local ties

SPRING HILL — American Idol contestant Aaron Kelly has made his way from humble beginnings to Hollywood.

And as the 17-year-old remains one of six finalists during the popular television show’s ninth season, he has a dedicated local following.

Family and friends from Hernando and Pasco counties get together each Tuesday evening at B.B. MaGee’s Bar & Grill, 12400 County Line Road, to watch Kelly perform, cheer him on, and say they “knew him when.”

Tampa Bay

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241 Comments

  1. It’s Danny and Kelly Clarkson’s birthday today. I hope they both have a Happy Birthday today. :)

  2. I agree with the “Idol’s Biggest Charmers” list. Cook really was a charmer.

  3. I think part of idol’s problem is the lack of chemistry with the judges. When they go to the judges table now it is soooooo boring. I do love Ellen but I can’t stand her as a judge. It’s not working for me at all. Apparently others are tuning out as well – maybe due to the contestants, maybe due to the overall lack of entertainment in the show. It will be interesting to see if they make any adjustments for the next season. I’m telling you- they would do themselves a HUGE ratings favor if they’d bring back more former contestants. Bring back two each week and let them duet!

  4. Poor Matt and Jordin with their concert woes. For Jordin, I was wondering how they thought she would have enough of a following to have a solor tour, and I guess this is answering that.

    That is such an amazing review for Carrie – being described as one of the best vocalists in any genre. I loved her performance of Change on IGB.

    I hated to read in Daughtry’s interview that his label was worried about a sophmore slump. It is stuff like this that makes me wonder how much they are restraining these singers as artists.

    I enjoyed Katie’s Idolatry. I sooo did not enjoy her on the show, but I really like her off of it. She did a great job explaining how she changed her singing to fit into the band in order to improve. She seems so fun. She just needs to learn how to translate that vibe to her singing which tended to be more stiff.

    I enjoyed the charming idols opinion piece. I really think that there have been so many charming ones over the years – I think that it is that type of charisma that gets so many so far on the show. Interesting that she included Casey…I am so not on his train, maybe because he doesn’t parlay this warmth into the performances I’ve seen on the show. I still want him off AI, but I’m willing to see what he comes out with afterwards. :)

  5. Kelly Clarkson’s private birthday bash

    American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson will be having a private birthday bash in Kuala Lumpur tonight – as the singer turns 28 Saturday.

    These exclusive pictures were taken at KL Hilton, the hotel where she’s staying for her KL tour. These two pixs were taken during her special TV interview with Channel V and Star World – the official broadcaster for the American Idol franchise. She also held a meeting with her chief sponsor, Hotlink and concert promoter, the Galaxy Group.

    http://www.dailychilli.com/happenings/3459-kelly-clarksons-private-birthday-bash

  6. Wow I can’t believe WWFM is still #10 on itunes. Still holding off Jay-Z haha barely. Hopefully Glee’s Like a Prayer drops faster so when Jay-Z passes WWFM, it will still stay at #10 for the rest of the week.
    Some more I tunes numbers for WWFM:

    Country- Overall Chart Position/Pop Chart Position

    US- #10/#5 ( Like A Prayer is now #9)
    UK- #51/#29
    Germany- #7/#4
    Australia- #7-/#5
    Canada- #16/#11
    Finland- #3/#1
    NZ- #5/#2
    Sweden- #10/#5

    WWFM dropped for the first time out of the top 3 on VH1 Top 20 since its original start at #11. Coming in at #6, not too shabby for staying in the top 3 for like 13-14 weeks

  7. Where is FYE the single in the UK on itunes? That’s what they are promoting isn’t it?

  8. Happy Birthday Kelly! She looks lovely in those pictures. Her outfit is very becoming.

    …and what a bummer for Matt.

  9. I knew Tim would be a charmer. I’m gonna miss that kid on the show this season.

    Happy Birthday Kelly!

    Tweet From Kris

    KrisAllen

    Glad everyone had a great time last night but this is not the end of the @KeithUrban (slash) @KrisAllen journey. We will meet again.
    8 minutes ago via Echofo

  10. sr4mjc:
    04/24/2010 at 12:28 pm
    Where is FYE the single in the UK on itunes? That’s what they are promoting isn’t it?

    yeah but I have no idea how to find it I was just reposting what someone else looked up…my bad second hand info

  11. WWFM dropped for the first time out of the top 3 on VH1 Top 20 since its original start at #11. Coming in at #6, not too shabby for staying in the top 3 for like 13-14 weeks

    Adam’s run on VH1 was absolutely incredible! He has definitely been the highest ranked vid this year to date. When VH1 does their end-of-year countdown of the top vids of the year (last year I think Poker Face was #1) he should easily be pretty high on that list!

  12. saga- that was from my post from this morning when it was still #7 on German Itunes.

    WWFM should be passing Like A Prayer any time now and be #9

  13. Re the list of Idol top charmers – I agree with it except for Casey James. First, I don’t feel we’ve really gotten much of a chance to meet him (since he’s not yet off the show). Second, he actually comes across a little cold to me. Not “mean” or anything, but that grin just looks too plastered on and fake all the time. IDK.

    But completely agree with the Davids and Adam on the list :-)

  14. But completely agree with the Davids and Adam on the list

    and Kellie Pickler, whenever she is on Ellen, she is so funny and charming, she cracks me up.

  15. MY BAD! That list that smeggs posted should have FYE @ #51/29. When I looked it up, I forgot they are releasing FYE, not WWFM and didn’t even look at the song title, lol

  16. Something I have noticed for this Season On Idol, for me the contestants become a lot more interesting and personable when I see them in their exit Interviews then when they were on the Show. They all sound better too. From Didi to Tim I have been saying to myself, If only (insert name) had been more like this on the show, He/she would still be on. To me that is the biggest problem with this year. Past years there had been one or two people that after they go voted off you would say to yourself gee to bad they did not sing like this or come across personality wise like this when they were on the show because they would have stayed longer. Never have I felt that way about every single contestant. Some how the producers are not giving us a good look into these contestants as people. More like caricatures of them. Except Chrystal we really don’t have a good impression of these artist. Crystal only because of the whole ‘Gate” that involved her.

    You have the judges saying to some I don’t know who you are…well after seeing the interviews of the contestants booted off so far I don’t know any of these contestants. They are tons more interesting then what has been shown. Get with it Idol. I think that is why the show is sucking this year.

    I really enjoyed Adam being on a few ago and I would love to see Kelly Carrie Kris David C and a whole slew of them mentor and be on but none of them will make the show better. I agree with those who say that the show is the contestants and the only way to save the show is to give us better insight to these kids. If the interviews of the last 4 voted off are any indication, These contestants are really interesting, enjoyable talented people. But that is not what we are getting. The show is spend way too much time on the judges, guests and Ryan…IMHO

  17. FYE the single gets released in the UK on Monday. So it’s not officially out yet.

  18. – The FYE that is listen in the UK ITunes is from the import album, not the UK one. The album won’t be released until May 4th I believe, and as cwm said, the UK single on Monday.

  19. haha one thing about being an Adam fan it really encourages you to be bi-lingual haha I always want to know what they are saying in different countries.

  20. dv, thanks for posting those Kelly vids. I especially loved the medley – those are some of my fav songs of hers ever – she sounds so hauntingly great on Just Missed the Train and Addicted.

    I loved her first and second albums, like a lot of All I Ever Wanted, and still need to listen to My December. Maybe your post will be the one that finally gets me to do so!

  21. That’s awesome penzap, thanks for posting! WWFM their #2 video in Russia– WOOT!

  22. Kris:
    Glad everyone had a great time last night but this is not the end of the @KeithUrban (slash) @KrisAllen journey. We will meet again.
    about 1 hour ago via Echofon

    Liking Kris’s subtlety :)

  23. haha one thing about being an Adam fan it really encourages you to be bi-lingual haha I always want to know what they are saying in different countries

    sooo true, I pulled out google translations for a French article, cuz my French… well it has been a long time, since I was in school

  24. dhunken:
    04/24/2010 at 12:50 pm
    Something I have noticed for this Season On Idol, for me the contestants become a lot more interesting and personable when I see them in their exit Interviews then when they were on the Show. They all sound better too.

    I agree with this for Katie. I stayed up to watch the Letterman show, and was NOT impressed at all with Andrew. I actually was embarrassed for the show that he was on it after hearing him sing. Poor Katie had to do a duet with him, and the moment she started singing I felt her voice was “wow” and definitely radio ready. Of course, that could have been because she was next to Andrew, but I also felt the same way listening to other songs from her while on her tv tour.

    I do think the show had some crappy editing for her, and I also think she was quite insightful in the Idolatry where she started trying to please the judges instead of doing what she was comfortable with. She needed another 1-2 years of growth, I think, and she could have done much better on the show. I’m definitely a fan now!

  25. sooo true, I pulled out google translations for a French article, cuz my French… well it has been a long time, since I was in school

    if anyone needs a hand for french translation, just ask me
    ===============
    yeah, happy b-day for Kelly and Danny! Do they have the same age?

  26. if anyone needs a hand for french translation, just ask me

    Thanks, next time I will :) and if anyone needs a German translation, I can help there.

  27. haha don’t ask me for translation help I barely passed a few quarters of spanish…but my phone has a somewhat accurate traslater. was interesting translating a Italian mag the other day.

  28. I took French, Spanish and Italian in school — so, including English I am now totally hopeless in 4 languages! Since everything (except English) is a romance lang, even when I was semi-competent at them, I often ended up talking/thinking in one and ended up talking/thinking in another. Resulting in some very strange looks from the native speakers I would try to converse with! : )

  29. dhunken:
    I really enjoyed Adam being on a few ago and I would love to see Kelly Carrie Kris David C and a whole slew of them mentor and be on but none of them will make the show better. I agree with those who say that the show is the contestants and the only way to save the show is to give us better insight to these kids. If the interviews of the last 4 voted off are any indication, These contestants are really interesting, enjoyable talented people. But that is not what we are getting. The show is spend way too much time on the judges, guests and Ryan…IMHO

    Excellent post dhunken. I agree with everything you said.

  30. Umm, WWFM is actually #5 on German itunes overall.

    It’s #4. But it’s much cheaper than other songs in the top 10… is this a normal promotion way in German?

  31. Jx223:
    04/24/2010 at 9:52 am
    It’s Danny and Kelly Clarkson’s birthday today. I hope they both have a Happy Birthday today.

    Danny’s brother-in-law Ivan Santiago, also bass player in Danny’s band, tweeted this cute pic with Danny last night at their Atlanta concert where they gave him this (teeny-tiny, lol) cake.

    http://twitgoo.com/pc6t1

  32. Another DJ who makes it plain he doesn’t like (hate too strong?) Adam:

    On his program, a DJ said Adam was in Vegas taking in the Viva Elvis show and says that he stayed in the most expensive, exclusive suite. He goes on to say that Adam boasted about it on twitter. “Hey guys, I’m in Vegas staying in a $5000.00/night presidential suite. Not bad, huh?”

    Fortunately, someone who knows better caught this dj lying and reported:

    Fred Bronson of @IdolsNow, “Report that ADAM LAMBERT had “super-suite” at Aria not true; he stayed in a regular room while there to mentor Season 9 finalists.”

  33. Nice jump for Adam on Hot AC mediabase chart:

    4 4 DAUGHTRY Life After You 3472 3532 -60 17.626
    5 5 KRIS ALLEN Live Like We’re Dyin 3308 3423 -115 16.714
    9 6 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 3091 2940 151 16.537

  34. Congratulations to David Cook #1 and Adam Lambert #2 charming idol contestants. Damn, Adam number two again!

  35. Danny’s brother-in-law Ivan Santiago, also bass player in Danny’s band, tweeted this cute pic with Danny last night at their Atlanta concert where they gave him this (teeny-tiny, lol) cake.

    http://twitgoo.com/pc6t1

    That cake is a little cake, lol. I hope Danny had a good time at the concert in Atlanta last night. :)

  36. Oh just checked the popularity bars on itunes…looks like Glee’s Like a Prayer will drop below WWFM before Jay-Z passes it. So I don’t think WWFM will drop out of the top 10 this weekend yippie

  37. BestAI:
    04/24/2010 at 2:30 pm
    Congratulations to David Cook #1 and Adam Lambert #2 charming idol contestants. Damn, Adam number two again!

    lol. You gotta admit David is pretty charming, and Adam is pretty polarizing. You either like Adam or hate him. Lol

  38. girlygirl:
    04/24/2010 at 2:29 pm
    Nice jump for Adam on Hot AC mediabase chart:

    4 4 DAUGHTRY Life After You 3472 3532 -60 17.626
    5 5 KRIS ALLEN Live Like We’re Dyin 3308 3423 -115 16.714
    9 6 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 3091 2940 151 16.537

    haha watch out for the Idol pack on HAC….You go guys :)
    and I agree nice move up for Adam

  39. Lee DeWyze: Hey everyone! Meeting Shania again! I’m psyched I got a new tattoo last night, I love it! The mountains are unreal out here. I’ll definately update when this is over, love you guys and I’ll talk to you later!
    by AI9 Contestants

    I hope the tattoo is not on his neck. If it is I’m blaming Andrew!

  40. girlygirl:
    04/24/2010 at 2:44 pm
    Has this been posted yet? WWFM jumped up to #11 on the Global Tracks Chart

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

    So I was looking at the chart and I could be wrong (haha wouldn’t surprise me) but I think Adam can get to #10 next week.

    Since their point system is based on global paid download, single-sales and airplay. It looks like #10 Lady Gaga Bad Romance is loosing points and is only 3.000 ahead of WWFM. And although Adam is loosing spins on pop he is still gaining on HAC and AC i think. And add to that he should have another stellar week for downloads since he has been in the Top 10 on itunes all week. I think it looks possible for him to get to #10 on the Global hitlist chart. haha I don’t know but sounds plausible to me ;)

  41. BestAI:
    04/24/2010 at 2:27 pm

    Another DJ who makes it plain he doesn’t like (hate too strong?) Adam:

    On his program, a DJ said Adam was in Vegas taking in the Viva Elvis show and says that he stayed in the most expensive, exclusive suite. He goes on to say that Adam boasted about it on twitter. “Hey guys, I’m in Vegas staying in a $5000.00/night presidential suite. Not bad, huh?”

    Fortunately, someone who knows better caught this dj lying and reported:

    Fred Bronson of @IdolsNow, “Report that ADAM LAMBERT had “super-suite” at Aria not true; he stayed in a regular room while there to mentor Season 9 finalists.”

    Two things: 1) thank you Fred Bronson…I was about to say when did Adam tweet that on twitter. He never said anything along those lines or anything close.

    2) you may not want to use hate but what else is it when someone out right lies about what someone said. If he said Adam didn’t do a good job mentoring or he didn’t like his song then yeah he doesn’t like him but to make up a story to push and agenda is way beyond not liking it is hate at its best. IMHO

  42. Siobhan Magnus: I’m awfully joyous today. Got some fresh ink last night with lee and mike! Also psyched to meet Shania today! And still feeling stunned about seeing courtney love in the flesh he other night… Life is good:-)
    by AI9 Contestants

    So it wasn’t just Lee? I bet Mike’s tat says something arrogant. Lol

  43. Looks like Lee is not the only who got a new tattoo

    Siobhan Magnus: I’m awfully joyous today. Got some fresh ink last night with lee and mike! Also psyched to meet Shania today! And still feeling stunned about seeing courtney love in the flesh he other night… Life is good:-)

    ETA: Haha, too late. Anyways, I didn’t know Siobhan met Courtney Love. I wonder where.

  44. Videos from Atlanta

    Danny being presented with a birthday cake and giving it a little taste test — seems it passed :) (and gotta say, whoa, in the video the flames from the candles look huge, lol!)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNDP3EHoZ_c

    Danny singing part of You are So Beautiful to the audience as part of his version of Back at One

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTM8yshI5ZM

    Also Crazy Not to

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvjpJ4eR-YM

    and Tiny Life

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDIunVb1FyI

  45. girlygirl:
    04/24/2010 at 2:09 pm

    I took French, Spanish and Italian in school — so, including English I am now totally hopeless in 4 languages! Since everything (except English) is a romance lang, even when I was semi-competent at them, I often ended up talking/thinking in one and ended up talking/thinking in another. Resulting in some very strange looks from the native speakers I would try to converse with! : )

    Girlygirl…I couldn’t help but think this would be a good SNL skit for when/it Adam get on the show. Showing someone who is a translator getting all confused and mixing up languages because of the wide international fan groups of Adam….Hope you don’t take it to offense. BTW I did the same thing in school. I took French and Spanish and I would mix up the two languages and answer questions correctly but in the wrong language. :lol:

  46. Oh and a BIG Birthday Shout out to Kelly and Danny….Many many happy returns and may all their wishes come true.

  47. smeggingnuts:
    04/24/2010 at 2:36 pm

    Oh just checked the popularity bars on itunes…looks like Glee’s Like a Prayer will drop below WWFM before Jay-Z passes it. So I don’t think WWFM will drop out of the top 10 this weekend yippie

    Just like I predicted last night….Oh I gotta play some lottery…Tee Hee Tee hee. (Smeggs that’s for you)

  48. Tee Hee Tee Hee dhunken :D
    (still makes me giggle everytime)

    Just like I predicted last night

    Thats cuz your Da Man dhunken :)

    Hey whats your take on the Global chart? Do you think i’m right?

  49. Danny being presented with a birthday cake and giving it a little taste test — seems it passed (and gotta way, whoa, in the video the flames from the candles look huge, lol!)

    Danny looks nice in that video where he’s blowing out his cake. :)

  50. Hey whats your take on the Global chart? Do you think i’m right?

    Most indubitably! I think there is a slight chance he could rank even higher then 10 if they English guy who critiqued FYE is correct (He said WWFM is the biggest song in the world right now) (I know reaching but hey why not ). But 10 on the worldwide chart is awesome.

  51. I think there is a slight chance he could rank even higher then 10 if they English guy who critiqued FYE is correct (He said WWFM is the biggest song in the world right now) (I know reaching but hey why not ). But 10 on the worldwide chart is awesome.

    hehe I am just taking it 1 entry into a Top 10 at a time anything higher on those charts is just gravy for me but each move up makes me happier and happier :)

  52. dhunken-
    About your post regarding more insight on the contestants, I have to say I disagree.
    I think it’s first and foremost a singing/performing competition. It shouldn’t matter how wonderful the contestants are behind the scenes.
    I got hooked on Adam Lambert last season because he killed it on that stage every week (and of course I watched pre-idol youtubes that made my jaw drop as well), not because I thought he was such a wonderful human being.
    To a lesser extent- I loved Allison as well, thought she was a great performer, couldn’t care less about “who she was”, and never understood Simon’s critiques about no personality…

    Off stage personality is irrelevant, I say! Bring us the goods while on stage. Otherwise- you could just turn it to any other “Big Brother” reality show that has nothing to do with music…

    Just my opinion (and I love your posts regardless of any differences of opinion) :-)

  53. I don’t see any popularity bars on the chart that I look at on I Tunes. Could someone tell me how to get to that chart please? Thank you!

  54. Danny looks nice in that video where he’s blowing out his cake.

    Those videos from Atlanta were all nice. Danny is really getting into the concept of courting his audience through his songs…and you can sure hear them responding, lol.

    Not sure if that person is done posting videos, but she seems to have been drawn to the more romantic songs vs. the harder-charging songs (Get Away, for ex).

  55. WOOT WWFM just passed Like a Prayer…hehe its now #9 on itunes

  56. Just my opinion (and I love your posts regardless of any differences of opinion) :-)

    and I yours….even though you are absolute wrong now…hahahahaha (J/K) I agree with the fact that this is a singing competition but on some level it is about the connection with the artist. This is more then just a singing show it is a reality show so there is more then can they sing. I was commenting on the fact that I never had such a complete change of opinion on contestants after they got voted off as much I have this year..That there is such a vast contrast. I guess I don’t know why that is. I really like Didi, Tim, and Katie so much more and liked there styles so much more after they left the show. Andrew not so much and that is how I usually feel about the contestants after they leave my opinion of them really doesn’t change. You get what I mean. ;-)

  57. smeggingnuts:
    04/24/2010 at 3:39 pm
    vmac:
    04/24/2010 at 3:34 pm
    I don’t see any popularity bars on the chart that I look at on I Tunes. Could someone tell me how to get to that chart please? Thank you!

    Try this link. It should automatically open itunes with the popularity bars.

    http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/sidebarDefaultSeeAllSong

    Thanks! I tried this link but when the page opens up the spots where all of the bars should be are blank. Don’t know what I am doing wrong.

  58. smeggingnuts:
    04/24/2010 at 3:44 pm

    WOOT WWFM just passed Like a Prayer…hehe its now #9 on itunes

    High 5 I knew it…I love when my opinion becomes fact. I now feel pretty comfortable that he will stay in the top 10 until Monday…Maybe even longer. This is some bump. Has to be one of the best if not the best bump for a single after the artist was on idol ever. Especially one that the song is at the end of its arc. WWFM…Adam i want just what you are giving. Yeah!!

  59. Thanks! I tried this link but when the page opens up the spots where all of the bars should be are blank. Don’t know what I am doing wrong.

    Once you open it up through the link and your itunes is open go to View then view option and check off Popularity and then you will be able to see it. Hope this helps

  60. I read that Lee and Siobhan went to a Hole concert-last night, I think. And getting tattoo’s? Andrew, how quickly you’ve been replaced.

  61. dhunken:
    04/24/2010 at 3:55 pm
    Thanks! I tried this link but when the page opens up the spots where all of the bars should be are blank. Don’t know what I am doing wrong.

    Once you open it up through the link and you itunes is open go to View then view option as check off Popularity and then you will be able to see it. Hope this helps

    Thanks dhunken! It worked!!!

  62. WOOT WWFM just passed Like a Prayer…hehe its now #9 on itunes

    High 5 I knew it…I love when my opinion becomes fact. I now feel pretty comfortable that he will stay in the top 10 until Monday…Maybe even longer. This is some bump. Has to be one of the best if not the best bump for a single after the artist was on idol ever. Especially one that the song is at the end of its arc. WWFM…Adam i want just what you are giving. Yeah!!

    *High 5* I really can’t believe this either dhunken. It’s been a week and a half and still going strong:) When Adam said in a interview when he was last in the UK and said he hoped his performance would help WWFM damn if it didn’t. He really has the knack to just throw stuff out into the universe and it comes back. Also helps when you back a statement like that up with a jaw dropping performance

  63. WOOT WWFM just passed Like a Prayer…hehe its now #9 on itunes

    High 5 I knew it…I love when my opinion becomes fact. I now feel pretty comfortable that he will stay in the top 10 until Monday…Maybe even longer. This is some bump. Has to be one of the best if not the best bump for a single after the artist was on idol ever. Especially one that the song is at the end of its arc. WWFM…Adam i want just what you are giving. Yeah!!

    Goes to show what a good performance, actually better than good — GREAT performance will do. I was surprised at how many writers said it was the best performance they had ever seen on the results show. That is truly validation of Adam’s talent. Who rearranges his own song like that? Yeah, Adam does.

    Interesting to read Monte’s interview when he brought up acoustic WLL. Since the band hadn’t heard it nor rehearsed with Adam, they were very apprenhensive about doing it. Monte was afraid everyone would trash Adam and the band after the performance. Who can rearrange an acoustic WLL and make it the talk of the concert? Adam can.

  64. Woot woot for WWFM at #9 on itunes! That’s fantastic. :-) Really happy for Adam.

  65. I knew the moment I stopped stalking those popularity bars this would happen! #9!!!!!!!!! WOOOOHOOOOOOOOOO!

    Yep -he should stay there until Tusday night at least when the new Glee songs arrive. Thanks to that Glee EP last week he was able to stay int the top 10 longer. It’ll be interesting to see what happes when he drops out of the top 10, but of course, I am in no hurry.

    I still gotta shake my head though how he managed to do this with hardly any airplay. They are playing the crap out of Forever Young ( #11) where I live.

  66. Kris’s songs get on playlists w/o any promotion or even an announcement? It’s like pulling teeth to get radio stations to add Adam’s songs.

    In any case, congratulations to Kris. I think he will get a lot of spins and do well with any song he releases.

  67. Kris’s songs get on playlists w/o any promotion or even an announcement? It’s like pulling teeth to get radio stations to add Adam’s songs.

    In any case, congratulations to Kris. I think he will get a lot of spins and do well with any song he releases.

    Apparently they never played the song, so I don’t know. Also Kris does a lot of radio promo… I wish Adam would do more in the US but you can’t have it all.

  68. Those videos from Atlanta were all nice. Danny is really getting into the concept of courting his audience through his songs…and you can sure hear them responding, lol.

    Not sure if that person is done posting videos, but she seems to have been drawn to the more romantic songs vs. the harder-charging songs (Get Away, for ex).

    I think that Danny definitely does a good job of engaging his audiences. And he sounds good in those videos. :)

  69. girlygirl:
    04/24/2010 at 4:09 pm

    more int’l media, this time for Kris…

    Hadar07
    @krinja_signal Kris Allen on the cover of Israeli teen magazines: http://tinyurl.com/2uu2xvy http://tinyurl.com/2vkzwh8 (con..) about 1 hour ago via web

    @krinja_signal (con..) Article about Kris: http://tinyurl.com/3xhbgzv in case you’re interested :) about 1 hour ago via web

    Great pics and story Girlygirl…love the cartoon drawings of Kris and Cook. I wish I could read what it is saying on the covers. Like to know what the cover says especially on the one with The two winners and runner ups and Kara. (what the hell is she doing there) can anyone translate. Thanks

    OOPs thats not Kara that is Kelly makes much more sense now. That’s what I get for viewing it too quickly…..Sorry!

  70. I think that Danny definitely does a good job of engaging his audiences. And he sounds good in those videos. :)

    I agree….Danny is doing great and has really matured as an entertainer. He is going to do very well.

  71. cwm:
    04/24/2010 at 4:14 pm
    “Woot woot for WWFM at #9 on itunes! That’s fantastic. Really happy for Adam.”

    It’s amazing what a great performance on American Idol will do for an artist, just not in the States, but overseas also. Adam’s performance certainly has put him on the map in Germany. In one week to go from not even being noticed to number four overall is amazing. I expect to see within the next few days for Adam to move up the charts on Itunes Japan. As long as it’s been out in the US, it’s crazy that it’s still moving up the charts. I thought after a few days, Adam would fall back down to the mid twenties. Never thought for a second he would stay this long in the top ten. So very proud of him and I know RCA has to be turning cartwheels about Adam charting in so many different countries.

  72. dhunken
    Ask mr to translate when she wakes up. unfortunatly she just went to bed.

  73. I still gotta shake my head though how he managed to do this with hardly any airplay.

    I know, Studio57 — It is amazing!
    But it also makes me sad in a way…… I want MORE airplay!!! ;)

  74. this is a singing competition but on some level it is about the connection with the artist. This is more then just a singing show it is a reality show so there is more then can they sing.

    Even if we didn’t want to know more about the contestants as we come to care about them as artists and individuals, it’s a counterweight to the producers, determined to create an edit for each cast member that seldom, if ever, tells any of the whole story. IDK enough about the distortion from last year, but I know that in Season7, David Cook was supposed to be “The Bartender” – not the college graduate, member of Phi Sigma Kappa Word Nerd, who had worked at his music for 15 years. Must have been a little disconcerting to the edit when “Word Nerd” caught on with the fans.
    Jason had a stereotype also – you still see remarks about “a Stoner” – not that the show went quite that far – but Ryan’s remarks took them close enough for other people to run with it – …and Jason was an honor student, 1340 out of 1600 on his SAT. He was a junior majoring in Construction Science at Texas A&M University on a full academic scholarship when he auditioned for American Idol. Hardly the person TPTB tried to present him as so dismissively. There were other examples as well – those two are the stand-outs.

    Fans find these facts, if they go looking – but the show has a different agenda which has to do with building little boxes for each cast member…and that’s been demonstrated again this year – as well as demonstrating a thing one ought not do is believe the edits from TPTB….or the critiques that further their agenda. Make up your own mind.

    IMO, Of Course.

  75. I really like Matt and think he should have had his own record out by now. I wish things would start working out for him.

  76. what I want to know is what is with these places announcing gigs when they don’t have contracts. It happened with Adam and Gaga awhile back too. Poor Matt. Didn’t this happen to another idol too recently?? I seem to think I remember it did but can’t remember and facts. Anyone remember something like that (besides Adam) or am I off my rocker, lol

  77. I am completely (happily) shocked that wwfm has remained in iTunes top ten for so long. But it’s not entirely accurate to say that the song has done so without any airplay. It has lost a ton of spins on pop but until today remained in top 15 (and today 16) and some of those spins were replaced by the increase in hac where it has been steadily rising to it’s new peak of 6 (and will likely climb higher over the next week). And it is bring played at some big market ac stations. So it certainly is still getting substantial airplay. I would like to think that Adams excellent performance on ai reminded people that they liked him and the song and so are now buying it. It is a really good single. People do seem to like it. Maybe now that it is more visible on the iTunes home page people are reminded to buy it. Regardless it’s nice to see the wwfm era ending on a high note

  78. Smeggs, I don’t remember other incidents where it happened but it seems to me that they were trying to force Matt and his management to take an offer that was less than what he is worth by advertising him before the contract was signed…like bullying him to sign. I am glad they didn’t do it. I still believe his time will come.

  79. But it’s not entirely accurate to say that the song I’d doing so without any airplay.

    I think it depends upon the part of the country you reside in. Some sections play Adam more than others. I live in the DC area (Virginia) and listen to the radio quite frequently. I’m also one of those drivers who constantly changes stations ‘looking for Adam’. I would honestly say that in this area I hear one WWFM for every 15 of LLWD. Just sayin’………

  80. bridgette12:
    04/24/2010 at 4:42 pm
    It’s amazing what a great performance on American Idol will do for an artist, just not in the States, but overseas also. Adam’s performance certainly has put him on the map in Germany. In one week to go from not even being noticed to number four overall is amazing.

    And here’s another example. Adam’s performance on American Idol was broadcast in New Zealand last night. Saw this on Twitter today (sorry, don’t have the link to prove the claim here, but someone more itunes-savvy than me should be able to verify it):

    RT: @atomicdawn Adam doing WWFM on Idol in New Zealand affected itunes immediately. WWFM is at #5 and FYE the album IS AT NO #8

  81. It’s going to be fun keeping track of excuses for Jordin’s cancelled tour dates. So far we have
    1) it’s the result of their effort to extend the tour to more dates,
    2) she has vocal problem,
    3) she is ill.

    Life is tough when you don’t have a lot of fans.

  82. I think it depends upon the part of the country you reside in. Some sections play Adam more than others. I live in the DC area (Virginia) and listen to the radio quite frequently.

    You are so right about how different airplay can be. I live in the Midwest an hours drive from any major city and I hear WWFM every day on the radio and have not yet heard LLWD, and listen to it all day at work. And that radio station broadcasts church services on Sunday, so you could say it’s smack dab in the “Bible Belt”, so it surprises me that it doesn’t play LLWD. ;)

  83. dcglam:
    04/24/2010 at 5:10 pm
    But it’s not entirely accurate to say that the song I’d doing so without any airplay.

    I think it depends upon the part of the country you reside in. Some sections play Adam more than others. I live in the DC area (Virginia) and listen to the radio quite frequently. I’m also one of those drivers who constantly changes stations ‘looking for Adam’. I would honestly say that in this area I hear one WWFM for every 15 of LLWD. Just sayin’………

    I think I have heard WWFM on the radio maybe 10 times since the begining of Feb. But I hear LLWD almost every hour and on multiple stations at the same time..hahah
    wordnerdarchie do you want to switch places :)

  84. I think it depends upon the part of the country you reside in. Some sections play Adam more than others. I live in the DC area (Virginia) and listen to the radio quite frequently. I’m also one of those drivers who constantly changes stations ‘looking for Adam’. I would honestly say that in this area I hear one WWFM for every 15 of LLWD. Just sayin’………

    That happens with almost every song though. Very few releases, especially those that fall outside the mediabase top 10, manage to get to high rotation in every single market in the country all at the same time. That kind of saturation is reserved for those at the very top of the chart. Adam managed to get to medium or high rotation in most markets at some point or another, which is typical for any song that peaked well inside the top 20.

    I think the Idol performance was very well timed, since most pop/HAC radio listeners had heard the song repeatedly by then, so his very memorable performance had a great impact. And once he got into the top 10 (making the front page of ITunes) the fact that the song was familiar to a lot of people increased folk’s proclivity to impulsively download it.

    Catchy song + fantastic performance + high market awareness = great sales. Adam and his team worked this one out beautifully. Congrats!

  85. wordnerdarchie do you want to switch places

    I’m not sure you’d like the low-key lifestyle here with the cows & pigs. LOL.

  86. WWFM is getting airplay, but it may be a matter of where. It and LLWD have been added by about the same number of stations (currently 307 for WWFM and 306 for LLWD), but more WWFM adds have been Canadian — about 18% compared to 8.5% for LLWD. A solid percentage of plays being in Canada no doubt contributes to the perception by some that WWFM doesn’t get played as much as LLWD. It may not in the US.

  87. Hazehel:
    04/24/2010 at 5:21 pm
    It’s going to be fun keeping track of excuses for Jordin’s cancelled tour dates. So far we have
    1) it’s the result of their effort to extend the tour to more dates,
    2) she has vocal problem,
    3) she is ill.

    “Life is tough when you don’t have a lot of fans.”

    Jordin is nice young lady, but when it comes to personality and singing style, she’s kind of boring.

  88. It’s going to be fun keeping track of excuses for Jordin’s cancelled tour dates. So far we have
    1) it’s the result of their effort to extend the tour to more dates,
    2) she has vocal problem,
    3) she is ill.

    Life is tough when you don’t have a lot of fans.

    Damn girl! Did Jordin shoot your puppy or something? LOL

    Maybe she’ll turn things around with her next release.

  89. I forgot to mention in my previous post : I managed to get tickets to Carrie U.’s concert this winter. She’s actually coming to my isolated area. Score!

  90. wordnerdarchie:
    04/24/2010 at 5:32 pm
    wordnerdarchie do you want to switch places

    I’m not sure you’d like the low-key lifestyle here with the cows & pigs. LOL.

    haha I live in the middle of nowhere, the closest town (and I do mean town) smells like cow all year round. I have to drive almost 30mins to get to a gas station or grocery store. I am perfectly fine with low key. I don’t actually live near any major city. I have to drive about an hour to get to a decent sized city with anything going on. hehe so it might work out for me :)

  91. saga:
    04/24/2010 at 5:38 pm
    tinawina, what’s the recipe to fix jordins career?

    More Cowbell!!!!

  92. tinawina, what’s the recipe to fix jordins career?

    LOL! I hope you are being sarcastic, ’cause lord knows I have no idea. I’m just asstalking remember? I would lose all of them lots of money if I was really in charge. Heh.

    Ummmm…. Jordin should sings songs about drunken partying and dance with a stripper pole? LOL

  93. Ummmm…. Jordin should sings songs about drunken partying and dance with a stripper pole? LOL

    Yeah, I can sign under this.

  94. My point re: airplay was simply to respond to a statement that WWFM was remaining high up in itunes despite “no airplay” (or something to that effect). Regardless of where it is being played, it is still an empirical fact (see the mediabase charts)that it is one of the top 15 or 20 songs currently heard on radio stations in america as measured by number of spins. So lots of people are still hearing it in lots of places even though not everyone is hearing it everywhere. Since it still has relatively high radio airplay (altho less than at its peak), the AI performance may have given it a longer bump than usual, because it is a mature song at the end of its run but still being played regularly in a lot of markets. That coupled with a buzzworthy AI performance and the prime real estate on the front page of itunes has served it well over the last 1.5 weeks.

    Oh and certainly the decision to sell a Glee EP this week helped. If i were the Glee people I would sell an EP of all songs sung on the show every week. Clearly people will buy it (and it may keep the individual Glee tracks from cloggin up the itunes top ten 4 days a week)

  95. I am completely (happily) shocked that wwfm has remained in iTunes top ten for so long. But it’s not entirely accurate to say that the song has done so without any airplay. It has lost a ton of spins on pop but until today remained in top 15 (and today 16) and some of those spins were replaced by the increase in hac

    you are right about HAC, but when you have most of the top 10 getting 10,000- 11,000 spins in POP radio and a much larger AI- it IS a big deal. That’s all I meant. I don’t discount HAC at all- I think HAC is the one who got Train to #1 on Itunes. POP was just trying to play catch up. I just meant with the decreased spins he is really doing phenomenally.

  96. I live in the Midwest an hours drive from any major city and I hear WWFM every day on the radio

    THIS ^^ makes me smile…… :)

  97. Maybe she’ll turn things around with her next release.

    Yeah, but which release? I heard about a single (No Parade I think), but something seemed to have happened and not a squeak about it since.

    ETA – Jive seems to have some trouble choosing the second single for Idol alums, first the disaster with Archie’s whatever it was that I can’t remember now, next Jordin’s SOS, let’s hope they have better luck with Kris.

  98. Wasn’t Adam supposed to have a concert/performance tonight? What time does/did it start? It’s almost 11 p.m. over in the UK, isn’t it?

  99. Wasn’t Adam supposed to have a concert/performance tonight? What time does/did it start? It’s almost 11 p.m. over in the UK, isn’t it?

    If its the GAY show he goes on at 2 am

  100. girlygirl:
    04/24/2010 at 5:51 pm
    Wasn’t Adam supposed to have a concert/performance tonight? What time does/did it start? It’s almost 11 p.m. over in the UK, isn’t it?

    yeah he is playing at the G-A-Y club. He is the closing act not sure when that will start
    Here is what the club is http://www.g-a-y.co.uk/g-a-y-club/what-is-g-a-y

  101. Yeah, but which release? I heard about a single (No Parade I think), but something seemed to have happen and not a squeak about it since.

    I meant her next album. I just assumed this one was dead.

  102. If its the GAY show he goes on at 2 am.

    Wonder what kind of turnout he will get? Admission is far from cheap. It’s by donation for Amnesty International at the door with the minimum being £5000!!! (that’s $7,688.50 currently). Wonder if any other Idol has ever had a concert with an admission fee that high?

  103. Wonder what kind of turnout he will get? Admission is far from cheap. It’s by donation for Amnesty International at the door with the minimum being £5000!!! (that’s $7,688.50 currently).

    No that’s the minimum they want to raise, not the admission fee for every concert goer. There goal was 30K I think and they’ve already reach it, or so I heard.

  104. I meant her next album.

    Too late to do much for her tour then. Anyway, history isn’t on her side – if the performance of most past Idols is anything to go by, I predict her next album will sell 70K at best.

    I do think they made a very bad mistake with her second single. There are a few better songs in her album much more suited as single.

  105. Oh my on Aaron Kelly. I live in Hernando County. I dont know where that bar is on County Line Road, near my house, but it might be a Beef o Bradys. Anyhow, whats the chances that he is from around here, lol, I would love to go there Tues nite, for the lutz, but not sure I can take it. Hes cute enough, and I am pulling for him, but if they make me wear some stupid hat or shirt or something, I may have to leave, then I will miss the show, OHHHH what to do lol

  106. larc:
    04/24/2010 at 6:14 pm
    If its the GAY show he goes on at 2 am.

    Wonder what kind of turnout he will get? Admission is far from cheap. It’s by donation for Amnesty International at the door with the minimum being £5000!!! (that’s $7,688.50 currently). Wonder if any other Idol has ever had a concert with an admission fee that high?

    Thats not the cover charge the 5,000 pounds is how much of the door charge they hope to raise for charity. I do believe they are donating the first 5,000 pounds in cover charge.

  107. I don’t understand the tweets about some seeing Adam at G-A-Y tonite and others tweeting about seeing him at Heaven tonite.

  108. BestAI:
    04/24/2010 at 6:44 pm
    I don’t understand the tweets about some seeing Adam at G-A-Y tonite and others tweeting about seeing him at Heaven tonite.

    Well Adam’s performing at a place called Heaven’s Gate on Mon. (i think its monday) they are prob just confused or tweeted to fast or something lol

  109. No that’s the minimum they want to raise, not the admission fee for every concert goer. There goal was 30K I think and they’ve already reach it, or so I heard.

    Good! Thanks for clarifying it. Their language is misleading.

  110. Check out the new tunes @9 playlist box on this station’s site

    http://www.wtmx.com/emerge.php

    (although I read on Pulse board that the station didn’t play it last night, so who knows what this means)

    Wonder what Jive will do with all the feedback they’re getting? Hide their head in the sand?

  111. saga, are you overseas? and if you are, are you interested in a free Adam ep remix that can be downloaded from email? someone sent me one by accident. It’s specifically for overseas.

  112. Too late to do much for her tour then. Anyway, history isn’t on her side – if the performance of most past Idols is anything to go by, I predict her next album will sell 70K at best.

    I do think they made a very bad mistake with her second single. There are a few better songs in her album much more suited as single.

    All jokes aside, I don’t get it either. Why did they plan a tour for her in the first place? It’s been months since Battlefield was on the radio. All I can think is that her management really did believe another single was coming. These things are planned months out, so I could see that happening.

    I get why maybe she didn’t do her own tour the first time. 1. Perhaps she didn’t feel like she had the performance skills to headline a whole show yet and 2. Her vocal chord issues might have made it impractical. So she opened instead. No shame in that… Daughtry and Carrie employed similar tactics. Maybe they always planned for her to tour during her second album. But why stick to the plan once her second album’s sales came in? And its not like Battlefield was a super smash. It did well, but it did not suggest “I can carry my own tour” well.

    Do we even know how big these venues were? Maybe they have been selling okay and we’re just assuming the worst.

    Arrgh. I like her. I hope things come together better next time.

  113. I love Spotify, I can stream most albums without buying them. Someone complained on pulse that they picked the totally wrong singles for Jordin as well (battlefield era) so I wanted to check it out. Girl needs more edge to appeal to me.

  114. Another person posting videos of Danny from Atlanta, very nice quality so far although angle is slightly too close. This person’s tastes seem to have run more to the upbeat / rocking-out songs than the earlier videos with the ballads.

    Get Away (love this one, really works for Danny on tour)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPYEsm3BnXY

    closing the show with Life is a Highway & little reprise of Get Away

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3iWZSMJEME

    Funny how those microphones / mic stands occasionally run away from Danny, lol. He really never lets it stop the performance though, just makes a quick catch and keeps rolling.

  115. BestAI:
    04/24/2010 at 6:44 pm
    I don’t understand the tweets about some seeing Adam at G-A-Y tonite and others tweeting about seeing him at Heaven tonite.

    According to wikipedia, Heaven and G-A-Y are the same place. The club Heaven turns into G-A-Y on Saturdays.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G-A-Y

  116. smeggingnuts:
    04/24/2010 at 6:51 pm

    BestAI:
    04/24/2010 at 6:44 pm
    I don’t understand the tweets about some seeing Adam at G-A-Y tonite and others tweeting about seeing him at Heaven tonite.

    Well Adam’s performing at a place called Heaven’s Gate on Mon. (i think its monday) they are prob just confused or tweeted to fast or something lol

    I may have this all crazy, but from what I understand (and with a little help from Wikipedia), G.A.Y. and Heaven were two separate clubs that merged. “Heaven” is still where it’s always been, but the GAY club was renting space elsewhere and I believe bought out Heaven. So, at any rate, they offer aspects of both clubs on different nights. So, unless I’ve really screwed this up, I think Adam is performing at the same physical location both nights, but tonight it’s a G.A.Y. performance, and Monday will be a Heaven performance. (I think? anyway)

  117. saga, yes please, and then I can get one of the other overseas ladies to tell you how to do it. I have no clue when it comes to these things. haha It was a mistake. guess someone thought I lived overseas.

  118. Oh, good, Kanadie, I see we’re getting the same idea about the Heaven/G.A.Y. club!

  119. yes please, and then I can get one of the other overseas ladies to tell you how to do it. I have no clue when it comes to these things. haha It was a mistake. guess someone thought I lived overseas.

    Ok!

  120. Was Jordin supposed to be headlining this tour?

    Yup. Kate Voegle (?) is her opener. And some band whose name I cant remember.

  121. haha well that makes sense I totally forgot that they were the same place. I actually did know that. haha I guess I am just not thinking today since I don’t want to go to work because I don’t want to miss any video we might get. *sigh* oh well

  122. Thanks Kanadie and Teri. Makes so much sense reading those tweets now. I’m glad Tommy is with the band this time. He must have felt a little left out before. At least he gets to do the big one (G-A-Y) and the other tv performances.

    I didn’t check them out, but I heard Madonna as well as others had videos of their performances from G-A-Y. I’m sure Adam’s will pop up after the concert.

  123. Was Jordin supposed to be headlining this tour?

    Yup. Kate Voegle (?) is her opener. And some band whose name I cant remember.

    It has to be scary headlining. You are the one selling the tickets. It’s much safer being the opener. I heard that Daughtry had some venues that didn’t sell very well. But then again, I believe his venues were pretty big. Is he headlining at arenas now?

  124. I don’t care if the place is called G-A-Y, or Heaven, as long as there are some video ninjas on premises..:)

  125. Yup. Kate Voegle (?) is her opener. And some band whose name I cant remember.

    It has to be scary headlining. You are the one selling the tickets. It’s much safer being the opener. I heard that Daughtry had some venues that didn’t sell very well. But then again, I believe his venues were pretty big. Is he headlining at arenas now?

    Well, it must also be rough to be the opening act and then have your show killed when the headliner calls in sick or whatever the situation truly is. Do the supporting acts and their musicians still get paid or at least reimbursed for expenses?

    Never found Jordin much more than pleasant on the show, but wish her well. Seems to be an odd situation possibly developing.

  126. It has to be scary headlining. You are the one selling the tickets. It’s much safer being the opener. I heard that Daughtry had some venues that didn’t sell very well. But then again, I believe his venues were pretty big. Is he headlining at arenas now?

    Yeah, he’s doing 5000+ seater shows and someone posted the stats last week (?) – he’s selling really well. I think he had a concert or 2 undersell during the holidays but that us to be expected, since people usually spend their money on presents and whatnot during that time.

  127. Why am I afraid that Adam is going to wear something totally outrageous (ie. Mardi Gras) just because he’s in a Gay/Campy club?

  128. Why am I afraid that Adam is going to wear something totally outrageous (ie. Mardi Gras) just because he’s in a Gay/Campy club?

    Haha — I’m sure you are right. Adam always dresses for the venue!!

  129. Why am I afraid that Adam is going to wear something totally outrageous (ie. Mardi Gras) just because he’s in a Gay/Campy club?

    Don’t be skerrd.. He’s going to have such a blast tonight!

  130. Oh I’ll try not to be, it’s just that I get so nervous when it comes to Adam. Want him to be received well…ah nvm I’ll be happy, and get through with whatever that Adam does

  131. Do we even know how big these venues were? Maybe they have been selling okay and we’re just assuming the worst.

    Typical venues for an idol’s first tour. Around the 2k mark.
    I doubt they’ve been selling well. Cancelling shows because they want to go to more cities is just such a poor/non logical excuse that they have to be saying “tickets are not selling” without really using the words.

  132. Ahhh another weekend with my phone in hand waiting for even the fuzziest of pictures and video…hehehe love this

  133. # _MaiaJ
    Setlist: fever, dtrh, strut, wwfm, iihu, fye. described his look as ‘vegas threw up on me’. dance routines for 3 songs. 1 minute ago via txt

    # Maia _MaiaJ
    That was freaking awesome!! looked amazing, rhinestones everywhere, wanted to jump in to crowd of cute boys, lmao!

  134. I’m glad there are cute boys there. One boy tweeted that there were a lot of girls who got there early.

  135. From someone at GAY on Twitter

    Oh, and he did donate 5k to them! 7 minutes ago via txt Retweeted by 7 people

    * Reply
    * Retweet

    _MaiaJ
    Maia

  136. what does “vegas threw up on me” look like? lots of featehrs and glitter and whatnot, maybe?

  137. I’m guessing lots and lots of glitter and rhinestones, big sparkly gold/silver suit…

  138. _MaiaJ That was freaking awesome!! looked amazing, rhinestones everywhere, wanted to jump in to crowd of cute boys, lmao!

  139. Maia _MaiaJ

    Adam was wearing 3 piece suit- definitely glaad jacket! shiny stripey shirt i didn’t recognise, silver tie, pompadour hair+ rhinestone eyes

  140. Well lets put it this way, I’m no longer a regular gambler at the Tropicana and yet I was asked if I wanted comp tickets for Jordin. That’s never a good thing. Originally comp tix for her were being held for the big spenders..when they start handing them out to anyone chances are they arent selling.

  141. mckoist
    .

    It was Adam Lamberts first UK live performance. He is rather great. Loved the sparkly earpiece!

  142. Adam’s single WWFM is back at #9 on itunes all singles and #5 on pop singles list.

    Now waiting for G-A-Y video, please?

  143. Well lets put it this way, I’m no longer a regular gambler at the Tropicana and yet I was asked if I wanted comp tickets for Jordin. That’s never a good thing. Originally comp tix for her were being held for the big spenders..when they start handing them out to anyone chances are they arent selling.

    Oh man. :(

  144. I heard that Daughtry had some venues that didn’t sell very well. But then again, I believe his venues were pretty big. Is he headlining at arenas now?

    Yeah, he’s doing 5000+ seater shows and someone posted the stats last week (?) – he’s selling really well. I think he had a concert or 2 undersell during the holidays but that us to be expected, since people usually spend their money on presents and whatnot during that time.

    IIRC, back in 2009, after Daughtry did a short club tour following the sophomore album release, the band did a short (2-month?) arena tour that didn’t sell very well. They were giving lots of tickets away, giving discounts down to $11 or $14 and configuring the arenas so they were half arena size. I think they’ve re-tooled since then and have right-sized his venues to the more reasonable 5k+ range.

  145. Well lets put it this way, I’m no longer a regular gambler at the Tropicana and yet I was asked if I wanted comp tickets for Jordin. That’s never a good thing. Originally comp tix for her were being held for the big spenders..

    Not exactly, i work in advertaising and we constantly get invited to events just because they want us to spend more… after an event or when they are dropping the tickets they try always to get you to buy a package or something a like…

  146. someone took video-not up yet though

    GlamCalam

    I have pics & vid. Was standing front row at stage. Will go in search of an Internet connection to download them after I sleep (almost 4am)

  147. aww, danny – tweeted by a friend from the Christian music world

    http://twitpic.com/1i654o

    he also reports this on his twitter, lol

    Just written and recorded a song with @dannygokey for Twitter called “Retweet This”. Coming soon to your Twitter.

  148. Awww he looks so happy you can see Adams smile a mile away
    http://twitpic.com/1i8siz

    I’m so happy that he’s enjoying what he loves to do and probably making just a bit more money at it post Idol.

  149. Awww he really do. So joyous. Love seeing him happy. Can’t help but have a big smile on my face every time I see him, whether it be pictures, interviews, performing etc…

    I also really like what he’s wearing (which I tend to like mostly everything). It reminds me of the outfit he wore on the finale, in the group number seeing with Carlos Santana, very sleek, very sexy.

  150. It reminds me of the outfit he wore on the finale, in the group number seeing with Carlos Santana, very sleek, very sexy.

    i love that performance!!!

  151. I’m so happy that he’s enjoying what he loves to do and probably making just a bit more money at it post Idol.

    I’m thinking Adam didn’t net much, if at all, after this performance. He donated $7500 to this fundraiser, and of course, had to pay the band and dancers. He is frugal with himself, but generous to everyone around him.

  152. WWFM back to #10 on itunes but was Expecting Jay-Z to over take him. Good news is he is comfortable ahead of Baby by Beiber so he will end the weekend staying in the the top 10 on itunes. Not bad not bad at all.

  153. From GlamCalam

    Still up. They’re downloaded on my laptop but no Internet connection in my hotel room. Will need to go wandering.

    She’s really trying to get them uploaded.

    and about the show:

    :( sardine effect, packed together & sticky by the end

    Must’ve forgotten the body butter. lol

  154. I think Adam is just happy to have cute guys cheering for him! He seems so happy tonight.

  155. WWFM back to #10 on itunes but was Expecting Jay-Z to over take him. Good news is he is comfortable ahead of Baby by Beiber so he will end the weekend staying in the the top 10 on itunes. Not bad not bad at all.

    Yay! good needs. With him being in the top 10 all week instead of just a few days as in last week, I’m hoping that he’ll sell 100k-150k next week. Or is that too much?

  156. Man I need to get some sleep, instead of stanning on the computer, waiting for pics/vids to show up

  157. I’m thinking Adam didn’t net much, if at all, after this performance. He donated $7500 to this fundraiser, and of course, had to pay the band and dancers. He is frugal with himself, but generous to everyone around him.

    Even if so, hopefully the crowd will buy the cd when it drops and will spread the word! And that donation will probably be a nice deduction for him later come tax time.

    Back to #10 but if he stays there through the weekend, could be close to another 100k week. I’m guessing 90-95K conservatively? When is itunes sales? Monday am through sunday midnight?

  158. Ray Kay the director of the FYE video is tweeting that he shot Orianthi’s new video today.

  159. I super love Aaron. He is so sweet and way under the AI radar. He has a gorgeous voice and he has been through so much in his short life.

    I think he is handling the whole AI thing exceptionally well. And you can tell he so much wants this opportunity.

    I know he’s not a favorite(on this site), but I thought I’d throw my thoughts out there.

    I think Aaron is the dark horse of this season. He’s like a mini Kris Allen. It seems like that to me, anyway. I also think Aaron has a great future no matter what happens. But it amazes me that this dude is still hanging in there!

    I hope he does great next week!

  160. Iluvai
    So is Aaron is the mini Kris Allen and Kris Allen is The Pocket Idol. Does that make Aaron The Polly Pockey Idol????

  161. Back to #10 but if he stays there through the weekend, could be close to another 100k week. I’m guessing 90-95K conservatively?

    That may be too conservative. WWFM really didn’t get any bump last week until Wed night, and even then it took a while to pick up steam. Considering the average ranking for last week against the average for this week, I don’t think 150k will be out of the question.

  162. So is Aaron is the mini Kris Allen and Kris Allen is The Pocket Idol. Does that make Aaron The Polly Pockey Idol????

    I think so …. lol…

    yeah, Aaron is a cutie pocket. :)

  163. Well, crap! My night is about to become morning in NJ.

    I better go…

  164. Holy F*, Adam and his band sound so effin’ unbelievable. Great gig for Adam, great performance, but I’m so thrilled some cute guys are finally crushing on Adam. He’s never had that before, and it is finally happening for him.

  165. Great gig for Adam, great performance, but I’m so thrilled some cute guys are finally crushing on Adam

    Awww. That’s so great. :)

  166. Great gig for Adam, great performance, but I’m so thrilled some cute guys are finally crushing on Adam

    LOL! Priority #1 – is Adam getting some? ;-)

  167. Sorry, Aaron can’t be Polly Pocket — that’s what a lot of Kris’s fans already call his wife!

  168. LOL! Priority #1 – is Adam getting some?

    Haha mary102

    hahahaha…. glad he does

  169. I’m hoping that he’ll sell 100k-150k next week. Or is that too much?

    IMO, it’s too much. I would stick to somewhere around the 100K number. The #1 song on iTunes sold 184K last week. No matter what, WWFM is PLATINUM!!!

  170. so is this the thread to be in for Adam G-A-Y news? or is there still activity in the GLAAD thread?

  171. He looked soooooooooooo gorgeous and fab… on his knees with the tongue out is my favorite. Thanks for the pics. And I totally hope he’s getting some. All work and no play is no good for anybody (The Shining and all)

  172. … on his knees with the tongue out is my favorite.

    WHAT!! Gotta see that picture. He’s killing me. Funny how you don’t have to mention his name for us to know exactly who you’re talking about.

  173. on his knees with the tongue out is my favorite.

    Yup, that’s my favorite too. So he’s dancing with a cane for Strut. Hopefully there are no stairs around ;-)

    He sounds amazing on the few vids I’ve seen.

  174. ohhh and he’s at #4 on Australia singles chart and he’s gold there! :-)

  175. LOL! Priority #1 – is Adam getting some?

    Uhm like none of our business!

    Adam and the band look and sound awesome, but those dancers……..lord help me they look awful

  176. sr4mjc:
    04/25/2010 at 7:43 am
    Yay, #4 and gold in Ausralia! I hate to see Adam suffering so much, lol

    http://www.ariacharts.com.au/pages/charts_display_singles.asp?chart=1U50

    He’s also #1 on the HAc charts in Canada- he has got to be close to triple platinum there.

    Back to #10 on Itunes but at this point it just doesn’t even matter. I think he exceeded everyone’s expectations-even the most OTT fans, lol. Hope he stays there until Gleeday :)

    Oh, and #TEAMNODANCERS

  177. Marie23:
    04/24/2010 at 11:55 pm
    Man I need to get some sleep, instead of stanning on the computer, waiting for pics/vids to show up

    lol Sleep’s a wonderful thing. Except now it’ll take all day to get caught up.

  178. Mary102:
    04/25/2010 at 1:24 am
    LOL! Priority #1 – is Adam getting some?

    clearone:
    04/25/2010 at 8:54 am
    Uhm like none of our business!

    Sarcasm, clearone, sarcasm. ;) We need that new SarcMark that’s come out. Anyone seen it yet? Google it. Funny.

    … on his knees with the tongue out is my favorite.

    !!! That woke me up!

  179. Considering the average ranking for last week against the average for this week, I don’t think 150k will be out of the question

    .

    Unlikely — remember that last week’s numbers included the first week itunes sales of the WWFM remixes, and there were a fair amount of sales on other digital sites like amazon etc. so that probably accounted for 5-10K in sales. Last week’s no. 1 digital sales were 184K and no. 5 was 138Kish ….my bet is 95-115, probably winding up on the higher end

  180. Argh! ISP is doing some work and the connection is so slow. It’s taking forever for the vids to download. Love the pictures!

  181. Unlikely — remember that last week’s numbers included the first week itunes sales of the WWFM remixes, and there were a fair amount of sales on other digital sites like amazon etc. so that probably accounted for 5-10K in sales.

    100K was the number of singles that the original WWFM sold on iTunes. The WWFM remixes sold an additional 8K. So, WWFM’s total sales last week was 108K.

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