@DweezySignal: “Lee DeWyze is NOT performing at the S10 American Idol Finale. (Confirmed by management) He is also no longer scheduled to perform at the KISS Viewing Party in LA. (confirmed)” Hm.
@LeeDeWyze tweets, “Hey guys, no I’m not performing at the Finale. I wasn’t asked to . A lot of questions so I thought I’d fill you in. Talk to you soon.”
And…Lee’s brother Mike is really really angry.
The finale page is up on AmericanIdol.com. Check it!
Kelly Clarkson Christening Galleria Microsoft Store Next Month
Rebecca Black turned out to be a hoax, but the Galleria might still be getting a visit from a pop star soon.
According to Chronicle technology columnist and blogger Dwight Silverman’s blog this afternoon, the former American Idol winner will perform at the Galleria’s brand-new Microsoft store on June 25, two days after it is scheduled to open.
Read more at Houston Press.com
FOX All Access Interview with James Durbin
Aiken takes time for son, himself
Raleigh, N.C. — For Raleigh native Clay Aiken, his days competing on “American Idol” seem so long ago.
“For a lot of people, I’m frozen at 24 years old and for me, I’m not, ” Aiken said during a recent interview. “I do find that if I spike my hair, I get recognized everywhere I go.”
Aiken described his run on the second season of “American Idol” in 2003 as the most fun he’s ever had, but he doesn’t miss the results shows.
Read more at WRAL
Naima Adedapo talks family & American Idol finale
FOX6 Anchor Anne State is in Los Angeles at the Nokia Theater for American Idol’s finale week. The competition is down to Scotty and Lauren and they’ll compete May 24th for the title of American Idol.
Milwaukee’s own Naima Adedapo was there rehearsing with other American Idol contestants and took out some time to chat with Anne State.
Adedapo tells us about her life at home, but won’t talk about which Idol finalists will win.
Trouble on the horizon if ‘Idol’ doesn’t show more judgment
On paper, the retooled “American Idol” is working in a way that has to have Fox executives dancing through the hallways. There is buzz about the show again. At almost 24 million viewers, last week’s episode in which the three finalists competed drew 29 percent more attention than the comparable show last season.
By wide margins, the live talent show remains the top series on network television and the top series among younger demographics, from teens up to 18-49s. And records have been set in voting, although this is the first year to allow online in addition to cellphone votes.
Read more at Zap2it
Sanjaya Malakar Releases Tempted
Former American Idol finalist Sanjaya Malakar drops his new single “Tempted” from his upcoming full length album Life ~ Love ~ Music. Sanjaya’s version is an R&B cover of the 1981 original pop song performed by Squeeze, and is produced by Larry Russell, former Billy Joel bass player and current New York City music producer at Muzikjakit Productions. “Tempted” will be available for purchase through iTunes and www.SanjayaMalakar.com on Tuesday, May 24, and through Amazon and most online retailers after June 1.
Read more at Broadway World
Take Action Leadership Campaign Brings Awareness To Improving LAUSD With District-Wide Talent Show
America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon emceed the event, encouraging the students and announcing special live performances. American Idol 4th place finisher and former LAUSD student, Allison Iraheta, also hit the red carpet at the event. Iraheta beamed, saying, “it’s really cool that all these students are here doing what I wanted to do at that age and they have the opportunity to go to the after school programs and do this.” She added, “It’s always great to be surrounded by so much talent.” Another big highlight of the day was a 2, 000 person Flash Mob, in which students and even America’s Best Dance Crew winners Poerotics participated.
Read more at Huffington Post