Simon Cowell picks Adam Lambert and ¦who? (Danny Gokey!) for Idol final
…American Idol still has five singers left in the competition. But acid-tongued judge Simon Cowell has already decided who he would like to see in the final round next month.
…Id ike to see Adam (Lambert) and Danny (Gokey) in the final because they are the best two singers, Cowell told reporters at a TV industry event in Los Angeles on Friday.
Fox faces uncertainty over fate of “Idol” judges
When asked about the show’s prospects if Cowell or Abdul were to leave, Darnell said only that he hoped they would not.
“It is our hope and my personal wish that both of them stay for as long as the show is on, ” Darnell said.
More Idol Headlines after the JUMP…
American Idol Finalists Share Their Pre-Show Rituals
We’re down to the Final 5, and the going is really getting tough for the remaining American Idol contestants.
OK! found out how their tricks for coping with the mounting pressure.
Some of the Idols are relying on their pre-show rituals: Kris Allen stretches to get the blood flowing.
Meanwhile, Adam Lambert counts on his new tattoo. …It the eye of Horace, an Egyptian symbol that represents protection, he shares.
Friday Buzzkills: Fame! People will see me and cry
– And oh hosanna, you know that the rivers could be running red and moon turning to sackcloth as we speak, and still wed be willingly flown to the pearly gates on the wings of Scottish songbird Susan Boyle, who has singlehandedly redeemed the human race by reminding us that not being conventionally attractive and dutifully completing years of singing lessons are somehow not mutually exclusive. What a miraculous tale, and just the inspiration needed to lift us from our global stewing-in-our-sweatpants funk! Except that some cynics out there have to ruin everything with nasty old …context by pointing out that Boyle sudden bloom is both not-so-sudden and a whole lot less bloomier than we think.
Susan Boyle on ‹America Got Talent? NBC Hopes So
NBC is hoping the massive publicity for “Britain’s Got Talent” superstar Susan Boyle will help turn “America’s Got Talent” into a bigger hit’ possibly by having her appear on the U.S. show.
“America’s Got Talent” has established a major following over the last few years, joining CBS’ “Big Brother” and Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” as the summer season’s strongest performers.
But the moment Ms. Boyle opened her mouth, NBC reality czar Paul Telegdy started having dreams of his own’ dreams of higher ratings and more buzz for the American version of “Talent.”
“The timing is great, ” Mr. Telegdy told TVWeek, joking that Ms. Boyle might have exploded “a bit closer to our premiere” on June 23.
Breaking news!: Danny Gokey calms crying babies … with his voice!
It been a while since Decider shamelessly trolled for cheap Google hits’ er, we mean, reported the latest Danny Gokey news’ but fortunately other local media havent been as derelict in keeping up with this vitally important story. On Tuesday night, Fox 6 uncovered the most incredible Gokey story yet: The man has the power to quiet crying babies using only his gorgeously melodious singing voice!
The baby in question is Oak Creek Jamari Taylor, who youll see in this clip is almost as riveted by Gokey as he is by TV cameras in his living room and plush blue toys in his mouth.
Scott MacIntyre to perform at Scottsdale Bible Church
After finishing in eighth place on “American Idol, ” Scott MacIntyre will give a homecoming concert at Scottsdale Bible Church next month.
The singer, whose run on the show ended in April, told The Arizona Republic that the public hadn’t heard the last of him.
“You can definitely look forward to a lot of music coming from me in the future, ” he said. “It’s very much along the lines of John Mayer, Bruce Hornsby, Vanessa Carlton, a little bit of Mark Schultz – very pop-rock singer-songwriter meets adult contemporary … I’m all about drawing you into my music.”
Real Good Pop Singing, American Idol-Style
If there’s a single television series that’s never gone begging for coverage, it’s American Idol. Were the column inches devoted to the annual reality TV competition laid end to end, they’d undoubtedly stretch from here to Alpha Centauri.
Yet it seems to me that most of the compulsive typing focuses on one two-pronged aspect of the show: which contestant is pulling ahead (currently Adam Lambert) and which has fallen behind (Allison Iraheta bottom-threeing again!?). Much of the blah-blahing centers on the voting and predictability (or shock) of the successive eliminations. Much of the yammering also revolves around how the judges are trending — if you can decipher what they’re saying.
No economic downturn for Simon Cowell
Ubiquitous talent spotter Simon Cowell has seen his fortune rise as traditional rock stars lose out in the recession.
Cowell, who judges …American Idol and the U.K’s …X Factor and …Britain’s Got Talent, is seven percent richer than last year, with a net worth of at $175.2 million, according to Ian Coxon, editor of The Sunday Times Rich List.
And he’s nearly alone on this one. His rise comes as others fare poorly in the struggling economy.
Lythgoe: Cowell won’t leave Idol
Simon Cowell won’t leave American Idol, according to the show’s former producer Nigel Lythgoe.
The Idol judge recently said he would leave the popular show if it slipped from the top spot in the ratings, saying he would go “nuts” if he did it for another five years.
But speaking at a BritWeek champagne reception in LA, Nigel suggested: “I don’t think Simon will leave.”
He added: “It really depends on what’s put in front of him.
“I think cash-wise – not just cash-wise, you can do other deals.
“If he’s allowed to be given other shows to worry about and get on with, incrementally it would certainly be worth his while.”
He added that Idol bosses could make it worth Simon’s while to “not bother” with an American version of the X Factor – something he is not allowed to do under his current Idol deal.
SIMON COWELL DISHES ABOUT SUSAN BOYLE AND ‘AMERICA’S GOT TALENT’
THE SKINNY: While promoting NBC summer series AMERICAS GOT TALENT (which debuts June 23), series judge Piers Morgan says the big challenge for the series is to top BRITAINS GOT TALENT and its discovery of Susan Boyle.
…I think that will be good for AMERICAS GOT TALENT, Morgan says. …Has America got its own Susan Boyle? Is there a talent that comes out of nowhere that can stun Americans and the answer so far from what Ive seen is yes, we have some acts. There one guy that hunts chickens ¦ and he sings like Garth Brooks. That the magic of AMERICAS GOT TALENT and the British version as well.
Simon Cowell to Susan Boyle: “Get yourself together”
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Television’s Simon Cowell said on Friday he was embarrassed at his initial reaction to British singing sensation Susan Boyle, but warned that just because she is a hit with fans, she is not a winner yet.
Cowell, the creator and a judge on “Britain’s Got Talent, ” said he was fed up with stories about the hair, eyebrows and cats of the never-married 47-year-old Boyle, and he urged her to focus now on winning the television talent competition.
“She has got four weeks to prepare for the biggest night of her life, and she has got to sing better than she sang before with all those expectations on her. But it could all go horribly wrong for her because there are so many other distractions, ” Cowell told TV reporters in Los Angeles.
ROCK OF AGES’ Maroulis & Spanger Interviewed On The Morning Show 4/27
This Monday, April 27th, Constantine Maroulis & Amy Spanger will be interviewed live on CBS’s national morning show “The Early Show” (Channel 2 in NYC) at around 8:30AM, as part of a big “1980’s Rock N Roll” morning.
After the interview, Tommy Shaw from Styx & Kevin Cronin from Reo Speedwagon will play 3 songs: 2 from Rock of Ages (“Can’t Fight This Feeling” & “Too Much Time On My Hands”) and their new, co-written single “Can’t Stop Rockin'”.
It has been less than a year since David Cook emerged from obscurity and was crowned the 2008 American Idol winner.
Now, Cook is going to have to surmount his next challenge, Leach Theatre on the Missouri S&T campus.
…Ive been through Rolla plenty of times, Cook said Tuesday.
Cook is bringing his Idol-winning brand of rock to Rolla at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Cook took some time while traveling through Arkansas to speak with the about life after Idol.
“I think everything has changed, Cook said.
REVIEW: Swift’s tour gets strong start at Roberts Stadium
After a two hour show at Roberts Stadium backed with a solid band, dancers, a morphing stage set and special effects, it’s easy to understand why Taylor Swift’s music has become a radio sensation.
Swift, who kicked off her “Fearless” tour Thursday night in Evansville, can sing, rock on her acoustic, hammer out a tune on the piano, heck, she can even make banging on a set of old rusty barrels sound good (which she did.)
Sanjaya Malakar Rates This Season’s ‘American Idols’
Sanjaya Malakar is back in the public eye as one of the just-announced contestants on NBC’s “I’m a Celebrity ¦ Get Me Out of Here, ” premiering June 1.
The former “American Idol” contestant says he is looking forward to the time he will spend in the jungles of Costa Rica, where the series will film, because he will use the time to work on music for his upcoming album.
“We get to take one luxury item, ” he tells ET. “I am going to take my guitar.”
And speaking of criticism, Sanjaya handicaps the five remaining “American Idol” finalists for ET:
Jennifer Hudson stops in at Gilda Club St. Louis benefit
GILDING THE LILY: None other than singing, acting phenom Jennifer Hudson stopped into a fun benefit at Neiman Marcus on Thursday night for Gilda Club St. Louis.
While scores of women wearing black and getting accessorized at the event nibbled appetizers and sipped wine and …Gilda-tinis, Hudson made a surprise appearance to pick up a pair of designer sunglasses before heading to her performance at the Fox Theatre.
Rihanna + Katy Perry + Kelly Clarkson = Barbados
Rihanna and Kelly Clarkson sandwich in Katy Perry in Barbados on Thursday (April 23).
Katy, 24, and Kelly, 27, were among the stars who were in town to perform at Chum FM 24th anniversary celebration at Harbour Lights on Bay Street. Rihanna, 21, was seen cheering from the audience.
Rihanna and Katy have been seen hanging out on the beach the last few days. Katy is currently at the Happiest Place on Earth with Hayden Panettiere ‘ Disney World!!!
Hudson and Thicke in tune with St. Louis fans
Her camp is denying the pregnancy rumors that set the internet on fire for the last couple of days. But as the first crowd to see Jennifer Hudson since Essence.com …pregnancy confirmation, her outfit (the same one she wore on American Idol two weeks ago) probably left the entire Fox Theatre convinced.
The sequins on her dress were hugging the midsection more than anyplace else ‘ even more so than on Idol ‘ adding fuel to the allegations. But the buzz around the bump took a backseat after hearing what Robin Thicke and Hudson had to offer musically in St. Louis ‘ one of the first stops in their national tour.
“So Glad Im Me” on CD from LaKisha Jones! – An EDGE “LaKisha Jones” CD Release Party Exclusive!
EDGE is giving away copies of “So Glad Im Me” from LaKisha Jones!
Enter now. Winners MUST be available to claim their prizes at the EDGE “LaKisha Jones” CD Release Party being held at Club Cafe on Friday, May 22, 2009. Winners must be able to present themselves to the EDGE staff between 9:30PM-11PM. NO PRIZES WILL BE MAILED TO WINNERS.
Check your email on May 20! All event prizes will be awarded then.
“I just want to sing.”
Carrie Ann Inaba Loses It Watching Gilles Dance on DWTS
What’s it like watching Gilles Marini up close on the dance floor?
“Exactly as you think it might be, ” DWTS judge Carrie Ann Inaba said on Friday’s Bonnie Hunt Show. “It’s like, ‘Oh, menopause!’ It gets very hot!”
Overall, Inaba said, “This is my favorite season ever because you don’t know who is going to stay on top.”
Of Lil’ Kim, she said, “I just love her. She just gets out there and is so unexpected. She’s so effervescent. She’s fun. She’s vibrant.”
The Bachelor’s Melissa Rycroft is “a really good dancer and watching her and Tony [Dovolani], Tony is sort of blossoming.”