Idol Headlines for 05/27/09

…American Idol Winner Kris Allen on Rocking Softly, Covering Dylan

People say youre the …soft rock guy on the show.
It nice to hear …rock. People call Coldplay soft rock, and theyre amazing. For me, all the stuff that I did on the show, I feel like were pretty conducive to what Im going to do on an album, that pop-rock kind of thing.


“American Idol Adam Lambert on Sexing Up Johnny Cash and Getting on His Soapbox

What is your goal? What do you want for your career?
I want to make records. I want to be an entertainer, you know. I want to help people escape and just dance and have a great time and party and love each other, and I want to be able to raise awareness on a couple of things. You know, soapbox about it. Maybe pushing peoples buttons for a little bit. Always with a little wink at the audience with a little camp. With a little seriousness in it, but I dont want to take myself too seriously. I want to upset people, I want to make people think, I want to keep people interested.


IDOL’s Adam Lambert talks Kiss, Queen, and big, pink elephants.

American Idol’s Adam Lambert talkes about his time performing with Kiss, praise from Queen, the ‘Gokey Vote’, and how he’s been dealing with a certain burning question.

TV Guide

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AT&T Accused Of Aiding Kris Allen …American Idol Victory

AT&T, one of the biggest sponsors of American Idol, may have played a role in Kris Allen victory over Adam Lambert according to a new report in the New York Times. The paper says that the phone company distributed cell phones with free text messaging and taught Allen fans how to …cast blocks of votes at two parties in the singer native Arkansas. AT&T is the only mobile provider that allows users to cast American Idol votes via text message.

Rolling Stone

American Idol Runner-Up Adam Lambert In NYC – Adam Lambert says he didn’t “lose” American Idol : He just didn’t win!

Lambert is in New York City making the media rounds and talked with Fox 5’s Anne Craig.

She asked him about being the “weird kid” at school, what he likes about New York and life after American Idol.



Adam Lambert Album Will Be Fusion Fierce

Adam Lambert smiles and waves at fans as he performs live in front of a large crowd for the CBS Early Show in NYC on Tuesday (May 26).

The 27-year-old American Idol runner-up recently shared his plans to record: …Labels tend to try to put one box around every artist and keep them in one genre, but I think [my album] can be a collection of different styles. I dont want to do one specific genre. Im more about fusion. There are a lot of pop artists that are using the ‹glam kind of vibe in their music currently so I think Im actually part of a wave. There just happens to not be many guys doing it right now.

Just Jared

Why Adam Lambert shouldn’t join Queen

Kris Allen may have won American Idol, but most of the buzz following Wednesday’s finale seems to have centered on Adam Lambert’s future plans.

After all, Kris’ path is set, to a certain degree. He’s the Idol. He’s got the coronation single. He’ll close the tour. And people who watched the show have a decent idea — or at least they think they do — of how his original music is going to sound.

USA Today

Adam Lambert keen on Queen, but he won’t rock only

NEW YORK ‘  Will he, will he rock you? Adam Lambert won’t rule out a stint as the new frontman of Queen, but don’t let that fool you into thinking the American Idol runner-up will make his living on the classic rock station.

The legendary band has expressed interest in employing his formidable vocal skills, and Lambert is a big fan of the group once fronted by the late Freddie Mercury.

But the 27-year-old California native says he’d feel torn about joining the band. The former theater actor says he has ambitious plans for his post-Idol debut album, calling it a kind of “rock-pop-electronic-dance thing.”

He says he wants to be produced “in a very very current, almost futuristic, way.”

Associated Press

Kris and Adam in Media Mayhem

Kris Allen was named “American Idol” last week, but he and runner-up Adam Lambert are still busy with interviews in the Big Apple!

Allen happily posed for pictures after his appearance on “Live with Regis and Kelly.” Adam will also stop by “Regis and Kelly” this week, but first he performed on the “Early Show.”


2 girls had questions, Gokey had answers

Hope you don’t mind, I told Danny Gokey, but I brought two random 12-year-old girls to do my interviewing for me.

No problem, he said in that easygoing Milwaukee way that America fell hard for on “American Idol.”

Sure, I probably could have thunk up some questions, but I was more interested in what Casey Tutton and Tricia Nelsen would ask. I like the show OK, but they’re the ones who Sharpied Gokey’s name on their foreheads and stood on trash cans to see over the huge crowd when he performed at the Summerfest grounds.


‘Idol’ winner Clarkson is a Susan Boyle fan

HONG KONG (AP) ‘  From one talent show contestant to another: well done.

Kelly Clarkson, the winner of the debut season of “American Idol” in 2002, says she’s a fan of surprise British singing star Susan Boyle, adding to a growing number of celebrity admirers that already include Oprah Winfrey and Demi Moore.

Boyle, the 47-year-old church volunteer with a powerful voice, overcame a dowdy image to become an Internet sensation after her performance on the talent show “Britain’s Got Talent” was posted on YouTube.

“I think it’s awesome. I’m bawling whenever I hear her sing, ” Clarkson told The Associated Press in Hong Kong, saying Boyle’s rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream” from the musical “Les Miserables” sounded beautiful.

Associated Press

Kris Allen vs. Susan Boyle: Who Is the Ultimate Amateur ‘Idol’?

With …American Idol as popular as it is, one might assume that last week’s winner Kris Allen would be the biggest amateur singer in the world right now.

But British singing sensation Susan Boyle of …Britain Got Talent fame is giving him a run for his money.

A Google search for …Kris Allen yields almost 9 million results, but a search for …Susan Boyle yields more than double Allen numbers, with about 24 million results.

FOX News

Diana DeGarmo Supports Troops, Has Her Identity Stolen

Diana DeGarmo was piped at the post by Fantasia Barrino during the third season of “American Idol, ” but the first runner-up is making her mark by making music for the troops, inspired by her visit as the youngest celeb ever to perform for our men and women in Iraq.

“We spent NYE in Saddam Hussein palace in Baghdad, then not even eight hours after we left there was a mortar attack, so as we were going through Germany they asked us if wed mind going to the hospital and seeing the men, some that were hurt in the mortar attack were already there, ” DeGarmo reminisced to Pop Tarts in an exclusive interview.

FOX News

David Archuleta Returns to Utah For Charity Donation

SALT LAKE CITY – David Archuleta, the season seven runner-up on American Idol, returned to Utah on Tuesday to present a check to the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Archuleta worked with Cypress Credit Union, who helped raise some of the funds for the check. He said the society is especially close to his heart because he has a lot of friends that struggle with MS.

FOX 13’s Brett Benson interviewed Archuleta and also asked him about his future music career plans. Before arriving in Utah Saturday, he performed in the UK and also in the Phillipines with American Idol winner David Cook. Archuleta said the Phillipines show sold over 52, 000 tickets and thousands more outside watched the concert. He also attended the American Idol finale.

FOX13 Now

David Cook: ‘I’m Excited Not To Be The Newbie Anymore’

I have always said that I don’t vote for any of the contestants on “American Idol” unless they’re Kelly Clarkson — well, that all changed in season seven of “American Idol” when David Cook rocked my world, and yours, by reworking classics like “Hello” and “Billie Jean” to embrace his rock flair.

I dialed Idol many a time, cementing his victory (it was all me) over Kewpie doll David Archuleta. Now, almost one year later, David is busier than ever — headlining his first tour, playing sold-out shows almost nightly. I caught up with David during a brief stop over in NYC to talk about this year’s finale, what the last 365 days have been like and I discovered what single decision David believes would’ve caused him to lose “American Idol”!

NY Post

Cook sells out at Midland

Megan Bolen, of Newark, will be seated in the second row, center stage Thursday night to see David Cook in his sold-out Midland Theatre performance. By the end of August, she will have heard him sing in person 10 times since he won the …American Idol competition just a year ago.

Bolen said she never followed the popular television show until last season, when she got wrapped up in Cook raspy, alternative-rock sound. She began calling in her votes and also joined his official fan club.

Newark Advocate

A fresh start Former reality show contestant plans LS concert

The 2009 season of America biggest singing competition may be over, but for Greenwood native and top 36 finalist, Von Smith, things have just begun.

Smith has been trying to break into the music industry for years ‘  and he been pretty successful. In early 2007, Smith posted a video of himself singing …And Im Telling You, from the musical …Dreamgirls to the then-little known Web site, You Tube.

‹Dancing winner Shawn Johnson is no ‹Idol

There one offer …Dancing With the Stars winner Shawn Johnson will not be entertaining in her post-show career: singing on …American Idol.

…I met Randy Jackson, and he asked me to sing on ‹American Idol, ƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  she told Us magazine. …I was like, ‹Um, Ill stick to dancing.ƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬

Whether she sticks to gymnastics remains to be seen. Since Johnson took home the …Dancing trophy, she been offered book and movie deals, but is on the fence about competing in the 2012 London Olympics.


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