Idol Headlines for 04/27/09

‘American Idol’ Castoffs Open Up To ET

In this week’s “American Idol” double elimination, both Lil Rounds and Anoop Desai were given the heave-ho, and they’re talking to ET about exiting the competition!

Lil Rounds tells ET that she wasn’t entirely shocked when she was sent home but that she is proud of what she accomplished while she was on the show.

ET Online

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What If Rock Week On …American Idol Turned Into A Velvet Revolver Tryout?

Slash let it slip on his Twitter that he been approached about serving as mentor for an upcoming episode of American Idol’itll be …Rock Week, which means that an upcoming episode may actually have the potential to feature songs that were first written during Allison Iraheta lifetime. (Maybe.) But the possibility of Slash helping out this year Idol contestants got me thinking: What if the person who performed best that evening was rewarded, as a bonus, with the lead singer slot in the top-hatted guitarist notoriously frontman-bereft outfit Velvet Revolver.


Ranking the Top 5

Things got really serious really fast, didn’t they?

After the second double-elimination of the season, five finalists are still standing. In a little more than three weeks, a new American Idol will be crowned. Before we look forward, though, I thought it would be fun to look back. At my predictions, that is.

It just so happens I’m in a pretty sweet spot. For the second year in a row, I’m one elimination away from a perfect Final Four. (I had Brooke White over Syesha Mercado last season.) Granted, it would take a shocker, but it’s hard not to feel good about going with Allison Iraheta, Kris Allen, Danny Gokey and Matt Giraud before the finals got under way in early March. It’s not happening, though. Adam Lambert isn’t going anywhere. He’s a lock for the finale, which means my Kris vs. Matt pipedream also ain’t happening.

American Idol: Adam Lambert beats Carrie Underwood in searches

American Idol hopeful Adam Lambert is attracting more attention than country music singer Carrie Underwood, according to Google.

About 6.1 million searched for Adam in March, while about 5 million searched for Carrie, according to Google Keyword Tool.

Adam die-hard support is centered in country music territory, studies indicate, with Google Trends listing Arkansas, Utah, Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Missouri, Louisiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee as being the 10 states with the highest per-capita search volume for him.

Just You, Clay Aiken

Clay Aiken emerges from the Byron & Tracey hair salon with a stylish new do on Saturday (April 25) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 30-year-old former American Idol contestant just shared an unreleased track called …Just You, which was recorded around the time of his 2006 album A Thousand Different Ways. You dont have to pay a penny for the track but Clay blogged, …I encourage you ¦ I ask of you ¦ that you make a donation to the Bubel/Aiken Foundation for how ever much you feel the song is worth. If you want to give $1 ¦ great. If you want to give $1000 ¦ GREAT ¦ if you can only give $.05 ¦ that fine too. It a tough time were living through nowadays.

Download here but donate at

Just Jared

Jennifer Hudson: Review of Chicago performance at Arie Crown Theatre

At the Arie Crown Theatre Saturday night, Jennifer Hudson got to the point in her touring script where she asks her audience if there any fighters in the house.

It’s supposed to be a lead-in to a sassy number beginning with the line “Don’t make me hit you with my pocketbook, ” an assertive ode against sexually aggressive men that’s made shrewdly benign by the singer’s choice of shiny weapon, a prop that an uneasy Hudson clutched ambivalently to her breast.

But even as Hudson started to recite the pre-planned question, she realized its absurdity. “I don’t need to ask if there are any fighters in Chicago, ” she said, starting hesitantly, but soon pounding out the words.

Chicago Tribune

American Idol Camile Velasco Wins Hawaii Music Awards’ Single of the Year of Hit Song Guava Jelly

Honolulu, HI, April 27, 2009 –(– Maui very own American Idol, Camile Velasco, is being honored for Single of the Year at the 12th annual Hawaii Music Awards for her rendition of Bob Marley classic, Guava Jelly. The singer collaborated with Grammy Award winning producer Stephen Marley, the son of Bob Marley, to record the song in Kingston, Jamaica at Bob Marley original home recording studio at 56 Hope Road.

…I could not be more proud to receive this honor from my home state for a song written by Bob Marley, a man whose musical talent has deeply inspired my artistic drive, says Velasco. …I feel really humbled and thankful to my record label and my managing agents. This is just the beginning and I am extremely excited for what the future has in store for me.

Idol Chartwatch, April 27: …Jennifer Hudson Soars up the Charts

After appearing on American Idol last week, Jennifer Hudson experienced a nice bump in sales for her debut album. Read on to find out where it charted and for the scoop on all of the Idols music.

There nothing like an appearance on American Idol to boost an artist sales numbers. Last week, Jennifer Hudson appeared on the show for the first time since Season 3. As a result, her self-titled debut album soars up the charts this week, moving from #103 to #42 on the Billboard 200 and from #23 to #17 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The album has sold just over 707, 000 copies.

Jennifer single, …If This Isn’t Love, also benefited from her appearance, moving up from #86 to #63 on the Hot 100. Jennifer is currently touring with Robin Thicke and getting rave reviews.


Idol Banter

While Season 8 rockets to a grand finale this month, American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi reveals a romantic tale of love and luck right here at her getaway home in Prospect Harbor.

Portland Magazine

Susan Boyle’s new competition: 10 year-old Hollie Steel

If you believe Simon Cowell and the London press, Susan Boyle’s new competition is 10 year-old Hollie Steel, who wowed the Britain’s Got Talent judges Saturday night with her singing of the My Fair Lady song “I Could Have Danced All Night.” Overseas newspapers were reporting that Steel immediately vaulted to the number-two position as odds-on favorite to win the competition.

Dressed in a ballerina costume, Steel danced a bit and seemed close to getting a thumbs-down from Cowell and the other judges. Then the little girl broke into song in a delicate but strong voice:

Entertainment Weekly

Simon Cowell On Susan Boyle: ‹It Could All Go Horribly Wrong

Tens of millions of people have fallen in love with …Britain Got Talent star Susan Boyle after watching her performance of …I Dreamed A Dream on YouTube, but judge Simon Cowell isnt convinced that the 47-year-old Scotswoman will win the UK reality competition show just yet.

…She has four weeks to prepare for the biggest night of her life, which is, she got to sing better than she sang before, Cowell told reporters during Friday NBC TCA panel for the summer launch of the new season of …America Got Talent.

Simon said he was also tired of hearing stories about her Susan life with her cat, Pebbles, and thinks it may sway others too.

…It could all go horribly wrong now because there so many other distractions, he added.

Access Hollywood

Carrie Ann Inaba: Cancer Fund-Raiser Helped Save Mom’s Life

Carrie Ann Inaba is swapping her ballroom gowns and heels for some more casual wear ‘ and it’s all for a good cause.

The Dancing with the Stars judge will participate in the 16th Annual Entertainment Industry Foundation and Revlon Run/Walk for Women (co-hosted by Christina Applegate and Miley Cyrus) on May 9, a fund-raiser that Inaba credits with helping her mom battle breast cancer.

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