‘Idolatry’: Siobhan and ‘Big Mike’ stay polarizing, while Crystal and Lee increase their advantage
Tim Urban is gone. Michael Lynche and Siobhan Magnus are driving everyone crazy. Meanwhile, Crystal Bowesox (aka Gorgeousox) and Lee DeWyze are the only contestants anyone can say anything nice about. This is American Idol. Or season 9 of American Idol, anyhow. Press play below as my cohost Jessica Shaw and I take it all the way back (with an assist from The Doctor) and review the ramifications of “Inspirational Songs Week.”
American Idol 2010 Betting Odds Make Aaron Kelly Very Likely To Be Eliminated Instead Of Michael Lynche
Crystal Bowersox Looks Pretty Much Certain To Win
Crystal Bowersox has looked unbeatable all through the live shows of American Idol 2010 and has been odds on in the American Idol 2010 Betting Odds for some time. She is now just 4/6 with Stan James and looks pretty certain to win. If by some minor miracle she is beaten then it looks almost certain it would be Lee Dewyze who takes advantage and wins, he is 4/1 with Boylesports to win American Idol 2010 and he is still improving so that will give him some hope of victory.
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Crystal Bowersox makes the ‘Idol’ airplay chart
Crystal Bowersox becomes the first Season 9 finalist to make the American Idol airplay chart this week — but it’s not with one of her performances from the show. Toledo, Ohio, AC station 101.5 The River (WRVF-FM) has picked up Crystal’s pre-Idol song Holy Toledo, playing often enough to place it at No. 90 on the Mediabased-powered chart.
Adam Lambert’s Whataya Want From Me remains atop the chart. We Are the Fallen’s Bury Me Alive moves into the No. 40 slot on USA TODAY’s Active Rock chart, and Phil Stacey’s Some Kind of Love climbs to No. 32 at Christian AC.
Siobhan Magnus: American Idol Season 9’s fashionista
Siobhan Magnus’ quirky ensembles have met with mixed reviews on American Idol, with even mentor Usher gently suggesting she might want to tone it down a notch. But for Lucky creative director Andrea Linett, the 20-year-old’s sense of style is refreshing. “(We’re) used to seeing people dressed by stylists, but she’s obviously dressing herself, which makes it so charming, ” she says. Linett and USA TODAY’s Kristin McGrath take a closer look at Siobhan’s fashion choices so far.
Danny Gokey Is Busy ‘Enjoying Life Again’
“I feel very lucky, ” Gokey, 29, says of “the progression I’ve made in the last year and a half.” The Milwaukee native has a famously tragic back story, including the 2008 loss of his young wife, Sophia, after a routine heart surgery. As a result, in addition to pouring himself into his music, Gokey is also hard at work expanding Sophia’s Heart Foundation, a nonprofit organization honoring his late wife and aimed at connecting school children with music and art.
Review: Daughtry shines in Reno show despite muddy mix
Chris Daughtry is a great talent, and he has surrounded himself with fantastic backing musicians, a fact that became apparent when he stormed the pop charts despite making an early exit on American Idol.
Sadly, the depth of that talent was obscured during his Saturday night concert at Reno Events Center.
Like the technicians at too many rock shows, the crew for Daughtry seem to subscribe to the loud is good philosophy, ignoring the fact that some concertgoers like to hear lyrics, make out guitar solos and generally differentiate one instrument from the next.
Carrie Underwood’s show at US Bank Arena fit for a queen
One week after her big win, Carrie Underwood was riding high – in her magic pickup and in the figurative sense.
On April 18 Underwood won her second entertainer of the year award from the Academy of Country Music. She’s the first woman to pull off that feat.
Sunday night, she was at US Bank Arena, delivering a show filled with the type of over-the-top production proportionate to her ACM glory.
Clarkson’s debut performance a huge hit
KUALA LUMPUR: Award-winning pop star Kelly Clarkson kicked off her debut performance in Malaysia with a bang last night as part of the Asian leg of her “All I Ever Wanted” tour, jointly organised by Galaxy Group and Maxis Berhad via its leading prepaid brand Hotlink.
Clarkson electrified thousands of screaming fans at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil with hits like Since U Been Gone, Behind These Hazel Eyes and My Life Would Suck Without You and many others.
Kelly Clarkson: Malaysia Take-Off!
Kelly Clarkson and her mom Jeanne depart Perth International Airport on Western Australia on Friday (April 23).
The 27-year-old American Idol champ is headed to Malaysia for another concert — it’s the one that sparked controversy after it was discovered that the concert was sponsored by cigarette brand L.A. Lights.
After working it out with the brand’s parent company, Djarum, Kelly’s April 29th concert will go on without cigarette sponsorship.
Join the ‘Modern Family’ Cast and Jordin Sparks in the March for Babies
The annual March for Babies is now a 2-week long series of events with celebrities, sports stars and politicians all participating in the fight against preterm births. According to their website, “Preterm birth is the number one killer of newborns in the United States, and babies who survive often face lifelong health problems.”
This weekend, stars from all entertainment arenas came out to show their support and walk for the cause. Modern Family star Julie Bowen, Access Hollywood host Nancy O’Dell, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Harry Douglas, Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller and Biggest Loser winner Ali Vincent all participated in walks in their communities on April 24. Actress Melissa Joan Hart, American Idol winner Jordin Sparks, New York Giants wide receiver Steve Smith and sports legend Darryl Strawberry all walked on April 25.
“Idol’s” Kara Dioguardi tees off with Lincicome
It’s an off week for the LPGA Tour, and player Brittany Lincicome didn’t have any golf planned for this weekend. Until she got an offer she couldn’t refuse from American Idol judge Kara Dioguardi.
“My agent called me and asked if I’d come play in this event Kara was hosting and I agreed, ” Lincicome said. “She seems like an amazing woman and is somebody I’ve always wanted to meet. So it seemed like a win-win, to be able to meet her and donate my time for her charity.”
Lady GaGa in X Factor deal
Lady GaGa: Close to agreeing terms with Simon Cowell. Pic:
US popstar Lady GaGa is close to agreeing a deal that would see her appear as a guest judge on the new series of The X Factor, a report has claimed.
Sources told a Sunday newspaper that the 24-year-old has been offered £110, 000 to appear on the panel with Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole and Louis Walsh.
Insiders claimed that the `Bad Romance’ singer will come on to the show as a “guest judge” while Dannii Minogue is on maternity leave.
‘America’s Got Talent’ pacts with YouTube
NBC and the producers of “America’s Got Talent” are partnering with YouTube to put the show’s audition process online.
Starting Monday, acts can upload their videos onto a special page on the video-sharing site to be in consideration for the summer show. From the submitted videos, producers from FremantleMedia North America will select 40 to be posted on a “Got Talent” YouTube channel for users to vote on. A total of 12 acts from YouTube submissions will perform live on the NBC show.
” ‘Expect the unexpected’ has always been core to the success of ‘AGT’, ” said Paul Telegdy, executive vp alternative programming at NBC. “This audacious new twist to the audition process offers our viewers not only a priceless golden ticket to get onto the biggest stage in the country in the middle of the competition, but also the opportunity for a thrilling live show where anything can happen. No other show would dare to take on this challenge.”
TV Land Awards 2010: ‘Glee’ snags award; David Hasselhoff sings ‘Don’t Stop Believing’
TV Land paid it’s yearly tribute to television shows no longer on the air during the “8th Annual TV Land Awards” on Sunday (April 25).
This year’s award recipients included ’70s and ’80s classics like the Tom Hanks/Peter Scolari comedy “Bosom Buddies, ” “The Love Boat, ” and “Charlie’s Angels.” Comedy legends Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner rightly received the Legend Award, and “Everybody Loves Raymond” got the Impact Award.
TV Land always reserves one award for a show they predict will be a “future classic, ” and this year FOX’s hit show “Glee” snagged the honor.
Glee Exclusive: Details on the Elaborate New Tour
We’re less than a month away from the start of the new Glee concert tour, set to begin May 15 in Phoenix, AZ, but EW.com has uncovered some exclusive details for you Gleeks who just can’t wait. “We’re gonna do between 15 and 18 numbers, ” explains Glee creator Ryan Murphy, who’s also producing and directing the concert. “We made a decision to do our biggest hits because that’s what fans want to see. It’s a concert tour but it also has a story in it.” Staying true to the series, the plot will focus on the kids of New Directions and their rivalry with glee club all-stars, Vocal Adrenaline.
Production on the series’ first season wraps Monday and then the cast will go into heavy rehearsals for the tour, which Murphy promises will be visually spectacular thanks to a set designed by Lady Gaga’s set designer.
So You Think You Can Dance 7 Vegas Auditions – part 1
DancePlug & host Johanna Sapakie cover So You Think You Can Dance final auditions in Las Vegas, talking to judges Adam Shankman and Toni Redpath – April 15th, 2010.
Dancing’s Derek Hough: I Have to Top Last Season’s Mambo Head-Bob
Derek Hough is feeling the pressure — not because he and Nicole Scherzinger are the Dancing with the Stars leaders, but because the swing marathon is taking place Monday. And who can forget how he and Joanna Krupa, uh, head-bobbed their way to a victory in the mambo marathon last season? “Everyone still talks about that!” Hough tells TVGuide.com. “I really feel like I’ve got to do something to trump that now.” The swing marathon isn’t the only thing on Hough’s plate this week. He and Scherzinger, who bounced back from a tear-filled meltdown last week to earn a season-high score of 29, must also perform the samba. See how rehearsals are going, what he has to say to Kate Gosselin’s haters and why he would never go pantless on stage.
Paula Abdul’s Paparazzi Predicament
So much for a relaxing Sunday at the spa.
As a handful of photographers stood outside the Ole Henriksen salon in West Hollywood yesterday waiting for Paula Abdul to exit, an eyewitness tells E! News that one of them dropped his phone by Abdul’s parked Range Rover and had to crawl underneath the SUV to retrieve it.
Shortly after, three deputies from the West Hollywood branch of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department arrived on the scene. Illegal oil change? Nope. Our source says the boys in blue asked the paps if one of them had put a tracking device under Abdul’s car, explaining that the former American Idol judge was concerned for her safety. While the eyewitness says no one was cited in the incident, Abdul was a bit shaken up…
“Everything was cool, but the people in the salon made a big deal, ” says the source. “Paula did not want to ride in her own car.”
‘Glee’ Creator Is ‘Entertaining’ Idea Of Britney Spears-Themed Episode
With “Glee” already paying homage to pop stars like Lady Gaga and Madonna, it seems like a natural fit for them to complete the blond pop-star trifecta with an episode dedicated to the one and only Britney Spears next season.
Last week, Spears’ manager, Adam Leber, suggested the idea via Twitter, and now show creator Ryan Murphy has admitted that he’s thinking about doing an episode entirely dedicated to the pop princess. “I’m interested in the Britney Spears idea. I’ve always loved her, ” he told EW.com. “I’m entertaining it. I think young kids would like that.”
In the meantime, Murphy has a slightly more controversial blonde in mind for a musical homage on the hit Fox show. “I actually ran into Courtney Love the other day and talked to he, ” he said. “She’s interested. I would love to have the kids do a Courtney Love episode one day.”
Chris Colfer Talks Of ‘Glee’ Dreams, Kurt’s New Beau and Going Gaga
This week on ‘Glee‘ (Tuesdays at 9/8c), Fox’s feel-good freshman hit hits “Home” with one of its most resonant episodes to date. Will Kurt be able make his and Finn’s blended family work? Can Will help April (guest star Kristin Chenoweth) arrive at a better place in life? Will Mercedes be able to ward off Sue-inflicted body image issues? Chris Colfer (Kurt) previewed the “very emotional” outing.
I really enjoyed the episode “Home.” ‘Glee’s best episodes feature a rousing number or two, but this one also is really about something.
Absolutely. It’s about finding a home, making a home, feeling at home with yourself…. It’s very emotional.