Idol Headlines for 06/18/10 – The Evening Edition

Tim Urban will be sleeping over at the If I Can Dream House this weekend. He’ll be staying in the guest room with cameras tonight and tomorrow night.  He’s set to arrive later tonight after Idol tour rehearsals are over. via Twitter.

Adam Lambert Phones In From The Road: The Glam Nation Press Conference

Adam Lambert certainly doesn’t phone it in onstage…but he’s not averse to phoning journalists while on the road with his Glam Nation Tour. So on Friday, June 18, while en route to his concert at the Royal Oak Music Theatre in Michigan, the Glamerican Idol conducted a telelphone press call with journalists to discuss his first solo tour, his new “If I Had You” video, and, of course, his latest hairstyle.

Check out full audio clips above of Adam’s entire press conference

Yahoo Music

‘American Idol’ Contestant Siobhan Magnus on Meeting Hanson, Corsets and Writing Music

Do you know what your tour set looks like yet? Are you going to do any Hanson songs?
I’m not, only because it just didn’t fit really with kind of the mood of my set. It’s only three songs and it just had to be just right. I can’t explain it, but I wouldn’t want it to be in the wrong context.

So it’s going to be kind of a darker set? Like you did with ‘Wicked Games’ on the show?
Yeah, it will definitely be something that I think the fans will like. I’m really excited for it.

Can you give away one of the songs you’ll be singing?
I’d rather not. I like to keep things surprises. But I am doing a song that came out really well on the show and I get to do the whole song and not just a minute and a half version. [Laughs] It’ll be a lot of fun.

TV Squad

More Headlines after the JUMP…

According to Jive Music, David Archuleta has a big announcement next week. Read the tweet.

David Archuleta will be appearing on the 3oth Annual Tejano Music Awards hosted by Paul Rodriguez on July 11,   at 7 pm in San Antonio TX.  Read more HERE.


The multi-award winning A CAPITOL FOURTH will be hosted by Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Jimmy Smits, with unrivaled performances by some of the country’s best-known musicians, including multiple Grammy, CMA and ACM Award-winning country music superstar Reba McEntire; country music sensation Darius Rucker; singer David Archuleta (American Idol); actor and singer John Schneider; and renowned classical pianist Lang Lang with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly (additional talent to be announced). A CAPITOL FOURTH will air live in HD from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home and to our service members around the world on the American Forces Network. A CAPITOL FOURTH can also be heard live in stereo over NPR member stations nationwide.

Airdate : 07/04/2010 Time : 8:00 – 9:30 pm
Airdate : 07/04/2010 Time : 9:30 – 11:00 pm


Adam Lambert ‘Caught Off Guard’ By Reaction To His Half-Shaved Head

“I was just talking about it with my makeup artist, who helped me shave a tiny piece of my hairstyle — it’s just 3 inches up the side of head! And it’s not bald, just very short, ” Lambert laughed during a conference call Friday (June 18). “I didn’t think that was newsworthy! It caught me off guard and made me laugh that E! Online and MTV and People wanted to report on it. I’m flattered that they find it that important.”


United Airlines Launches Inaugural Flight Into Africa

United Airlines (Nasdaq: UAUA) launches its first-ever service to the continent of Africa on Sunday, June 20, with the 10:10 p.m. departure of United 990 between Washington and Accra, the capital of Ghana.

United 990, a Boeing 767 aircraft, will arrive at Kotoka International Airport in Accra the next day at 12:40 p.m. U.S.-bound service from Accra begins June 21 with the departure of United 991 at 11 p.m., arriving in Washington the next day at 6:25 a.m.

Joining United on the first flight will be The Honorable Daniel Ohene Agyekum, the Ghanaian ambassador to the United States and American Idol Finalist and recording artist, Elliott Yamin.

The Street

Kelly Clarkson’s Video Diary of her Trip to LA for the Idol Finale

Kellie Pickler on Her ‘Traditional Country’ Sound, Rascal Flatts Tour

Kellie Pickler loves to talk to her fans at Q&A’s and autograph signings, so at her CMA Music Festival event this year in Nashville, she decided to do both of the above and throw in an acoustic performance to boot.

Fox411 Country caught up with her at Opry Originals: The Shop on Broadway where fans were lined up outside the door for a chance to meet the former “American Idol” finalist, waiting to get their stuff signed, bringing everything from photos of the country star to red high heels.

Fox News

David Hernandez’s Upcoming Performances

Season 7 finalist David Hernandez has a very busy couple of weekends ahead of him. This Sunday, June 20 at 7pm, David will star as Prince Charming in a modernized version of Cinderella called “Cinderella Rock.” The musical was written and directed by Season 9 semi-finalist Todrick Hall and it will be held at The Majestic Theatre in Dallas, Texas. For tickets, visit

Then, David will dart to the west coast and perform at the world famous Viper Room in West Hollywood, CA on Saturday, June 26th at 7:30pm. The show will include original material off David’s upcoming album, and artists Dezmond Meeks and Joey Sykes will also perform. To get tickets to the show, visit

Bonus ‘Idol’ sales numbers: Kelly Clarkson, Adam Lambert, Fantasia, more.

Several of you have been asking for information on American Idol albums and tracks that aren’t currently on any of the Nielsen SoundScan charts I see each week. SoundScan graciously has provided information on some of those releases.

USA Today

Taylor Hicks talks about the BP oil spill on MSNBC (from earlier today)

BWW TV: Young & DeGarmo ‘Dance on Broadway’ on the Wii!

On June 11, HAIR stars (and former American Idol alums) Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo teamed up with Ubisoft for the launch of Ubisoft’s Dance on Broadway video game for the Wii at the Nintendo Store at Rockefeller Center. Young and DeGarmo hosted a meet-and-greet with fans where they played the video game – which includes the songs “Aquarius” and “Let the Sunshine In” from HAIR – and gave BroadwayWorld a special demonstation, competing against one another for ‘Dance on Broadway’ champion of the day. (Young went undefeated).

Broadway World

EXCLUSIVE! Ryan Seacrest Invites Sasha And Malia Obama To ‘American Idol’ During Dinner With Mom Michelle!

“Michelle was at the restaurant having dinner with four other adults, including her handlers, and her daughters. They were left alone and in privacy. People who had pre-existing reservations were allowed to keep them, but anyone coming in off the street was asked to go to an adjoining pizza joint, ” an insider tells

Cue Seacrest. “Word got out that Ryan was in the building, and the daughters wanted to meet him. They noticed him right away, ” says our source. “Which was arranged. Ryan invited the whole family to a future taping of American Idol, which they were over the moon about.

Hollywood Life

Thousands show up for Archuleta book signing

REXBURG — If you thought David Archuleta could only pack a concert hall, you should have been at Deseret Book Thursday evening.

Fans swarmed to get their copies of Archuleta’s book “Chords of Strength” signed, in what was the largest crowd the store has ever seen.

“The line goes down to Odell’s (Furniture), and has for 2 hours solid, ” said Mike Jenkins, store manager, after the signing had started. “My guess is several thousand people will come through by the end of the night, probably 2 or 3.”

He wasn’t far off. According to Deseret Book employee Ashley Jensen, 1, 500 to 2, 000 people came through the store Thursday after Archuleta started signing at 6 p.m., though official numbers won’t be available until next week. Jensen also said 233 copies of Archuleta’s book were sold on Thursday, numbers she said were, “definitely above normal.”

Rexburg Standard Journal

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