Idol Headlines for 05/26/12

Robin Gibb Dissed ‘American Idol’ – He was firmly dismissive about the contribution of reality television like American Idol, although he performed on its stage a few months later and, on this season’s finale, the show’s young contestants sang his hits in tribute. “This is gladiator television that’s not really about talent so much as television ratings,” he said. “And of course whoever wins is going to have a big album.” He went on to say how most of the kids on the show were “straight out of the shopping mall.” “I am frustrated,” he replied. “It creates the idea that the industry is being controlled by people like these judges. They are the soothsayers, they are the kingpins, and it’s all governed by these three or four people. That message is going out to millions of viewers because of the popularity of the show. There’s a feeling of intimidation. Truly talented composers think they can’t get past these people. Real artists get put off because they think that’s how the industry is run and they get frightened.” – Read more at The Daily Beast

Jessica Sanchez Lands in Washington DC – ?American Idol? runner-up Jessica Sanchez arrives in a DC Airport in Washington DC on May 25 2012. Jessica will be performing at The National Memorial Day Concert, where she will perform the National Anthem and ?The Prayer?. – See the Photo at Zimbio

@IdolsNow tweets – “Who was PHILLIP PHILLIPS‘ favorite Season 10 Idol? The week the top 13 was chosen, he told us about his favorite season of the series: “I watched season 10 the most because of Casey [Abrams]. He brought something different and he kept me interested. I really liked that and that’s what I want to do this year.” ”

The Finale: Singing the Phone Book

Shape Summer Beach Tour hits Hermosa Beach with Jordin Sparks – “American Idol” fans can catch Season 6 winner Jordin Sparks, who will make an appearance at the event at 2:30 p.m. After your workout, head over to an after-party at American Junkie (68 Pier Ave. Hermosa Beach) from 3-5 p.m., where Sparks also will be on site to sign autographs. – Read more at the LA Times

Stars arrive for Foster gala – Michael Johns, the Australian singer of American Idol fame, seemed equally smitten. “This reminds me a bit of my hometown, Perth — the clean air, the beautiful boats and buildings, this glorious Empress,” said Johns, who was pumped about getting asked to sing Rick Hansen’s theme song, Man in Motion, at tonight’s Miracle Concert. “David said he never gets to perform it because he can’t find good rock singers,” said the dashing singer, who performed an acoustic version for the Hansen biopic Heart of the Dragon, and met Hansen for the first time Friday. “David calls it his ‘rock song.’ I like that.” – Read more at TimesColonist

Paula Abdul Offers X Factor Advice for “Very Sweet” Britney Spears and Demi Lovato – “Live television is just that,” Abdul told us at last night’s Lupus L.A. Orange Ball at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. “You have to go with the flow, speak your mind, and just remember millions of people are watching. “I think they’re going to be fantastic,” Abdul said about Spears and Lovato as judges on the show. She added that Spears seems “lovely” and “very sweet,” adding, “Demi seems sweet as well.” When we asked if she’ll watch this season of The X Factor, the 49-year-old said, “I’m a fan. I’m a fan of all of these shows. My humble beginnings have always been mentoring and helping other people.” – Read more at EOnline

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