Idol Headlines for 06/28/11 – The Evening Edition

Follow the XFactorUSA twitter for up to the minute reports from today’s X Factor live auditions in Seattle. The first show is just getting underway.

Ryan Tedder eyes new OneRepublic song for 2012

Tedder says that he’s wrapping up work on Cobra Starship’s next album, and that he worked on five songs for K’naan’s sophomore effort, which will feature producers like, Benny Blanco and RedOne. He also collaborated on three new songs with Carrie Underwood, whom he calls “one of the top three vocalists I’ve ever worked with.”

Read more at Reuters

Also, Carrie blogged to her fan club members today that she’s officially starting to record. She wants to keep writing, but TPTB have OK’d a bunch of songs that are “solid as a rock” and ready to go. She’ll be working in the studio tomorrow. She also plugged David Cook’s new album in her blog! – reporting Windmills

Is Kelly Clarkson’s single or album titled “Without”?

Does a screen cap taken from a behind the scenes video of Kelly Clarkson’s album shoot reveal the name of Kelly’s first single or album title? It identifies the shoot as “Without”… See the screen cap at omgfmusic

Interview with producer Patrick Lynn at today’s St. Louis auditions

He says upwards of 10k at today’s auditions.

Gamut News

EXCLUSIVE! Check Out A Sneak Peek at Adam’s…

Last week, Adam took to a cool, downtown Los Angeles location to film a piece for MTV’s [email protected] This will air internationally, but in the meantime, you can check out some photos from the shoot right here.

The concept of the spots are to pair together a musical artist and a leading creative in the fashion world who have mutual respect for each other. They sit down to discuss what inspires them, their work and what drives their creativity.

Adam sat down with SKINGRAFT Founder, Johnny Cota, seen here in the photos.

Stay tuned for an air date and more information.

See the photos at Adam Official Fan Site

Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina Find Their Country Audience

“Hopefully I can bring that old flavor with a contemporary twist, ” McCreery said. “That’s what I like to say because I grew up with Conway Twitty, Hank Williams and Merle Haggard, so I don’t want to lose that part of country. I want to keep around that flavor.”

Meanwhile, Alaina noted, “It’s definitely going to be country because that’s where my heart is. I’m going to try to keep it fast and slow, so there are not too many fast songs or too many slow songs.”

Because of their high visibility on Idol, fans mobbed both singers at CMA Music Festival.

“It was insane, ” McCreery said. “It’s really cool to see the fans embrace us, though I wasn’t sure how they’d embrace the Idol kids not doing the honky-tonks and everything. But apparently it was a madhouse trying to get tickets to come see us. People were getting trampled. Someone had a sign saying they waited 17 hours and slept on the sidewalk just to meet [us].”

Read more at CMT

Interview with Kris Allen

Kris Allen gained instant fame after winning the eighth season of American Idol.’s Ellen Stodola caught up with him to talk about his recent collaboration with the Berklee City Music Network, as well as his plans for his next album. What made you decide to want to get involved with the Berklee City Music Network? And how did this partnership come to happen?

Read more at the Celebrity Cafe

Associated Press Interview – David Cook

Young Hollywood Interview – David Cook

David Cook’s ‘This Loud Morning’: Track by track

Using common language and similar melodic structures throughout the album, he created a collection of songs that relate to each other. You can listen to them individually, of course, but they mean more when they’re played together. And, musically, David sticks with his core values: a loud rock approach to pop-sensible ballads and mid-tempo songs and impassioned vocals that slide along the knife’s edge of emotion. It’s an attitude that may or may not win him new fans but will almost certainly endear him further to the ones that loved him the first time around.

Read more at USA Today

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