Idol Headlines for 07/12/09

Review: American Idols Live!

The ‘American Idols Live! Tour 2009’  features nine vocalists not named Adam Lambert and one that is.

The latter is the person who matters; at least that’s what Bay Area ‘Idol’  watchers have told me repeatedly over the last few months. Of course, some of those same people said that past winners Taylor Hicks and Ruben Studdard would maintain lengthy, high-profile careers in the music industry. I’ll be sure to pass those words on to Hicks and Studdard when I see them performing at some future county fair.

The thing is, however, those viewers may just be right this time around.

Mercury News

Concert Review: Packed Arco Arena revels in Idol-atry

The monster machine that is the “American Idols Live! Tour 2009” roared into Arco Arena last night. And, for three hours, fans of the TV show and the Top 10 finalists were treated to a spectacle of lights, theatrics and amazing music.

(Maybe Beyonce stuck around after her show here Thursday. It would have been worth it!)

A member of arena security estimated the crowd at “near capacity – if not more.” It was a packed audience, willing to spend close to $70 for the coveted floor level seats and filling the upper levels almost to the top. Sacramento was only the fourth stop on a tour that will criss-cross the country through Sept. 15.

Sacbee.com

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From the $25 American Idol Tour Program’ ¦

Wow! $25 for a PROGRAM!

I found some scans of the American Idol Tour program and thought you may want to take a look. To get the best view, click on the photos so you can see them full size in a new window.

Top Idol

EVEN MORE from the American Idol Tour Program

I’m going to start this one off with Scott MacIntyre, considering Blind Guy alwasy seems to get the shaft.

Top Idol

Chris Daughtry

Daughtry finished fourth on American Idol in 2006, but his debut album became the bestselling record of 2007. His follow-up, Leave This Town, debuts this month. He spoke to Ramin Setoodeh.

Newsweek

Chris Daughtry’s versatile voice powers his well-written new disc

Chris Daughtry, Jennifer Hudson, Clay Aiken and recent runner-up Adam Lambert are proof that you don’t have to be the winner on “American Idol” to gain an audience and build a successful music career. North Carolina native Daughtry finished fourth during the show’s fifth season, which was eventually won by Taylor Hicks. Using his own last name as the name of his band, Daughtry’s self-titled 2006 debut was a smash hit and sold well over 4 million copies. The group’s sophomore album, “Leave This Town” (*** out of four stars, out Tuesday on RCA), may convince even the most fervent hater of “American Idol” that Chris Daughtry is a genuine talent

Freep.com

Swift, Pickler deliver just what fans want

And so, last night’s show ‘” part of Swift’s 52-city Fearless tour, her first as a headliner ‘ was a heady mix of youthful energy and heart-clad sleeves.

Exhibit A: North Carolina-born Pickler, who famously cried at the 2007 Country Music Awards, did so again during her sleek 30-minute set. As Pickler buried her face in her hands, the crowd offered empathetic cheers in lieu of a 15, 000-strong group hug. Bad moms, bad boys, whatever: they’d all been there. The artist understands her audience.

Winnipeg Free Press

2 new discs have Simon Cowell connection

HOLD BACK MY HEART Michael Johns (TRP)
Musically, these debut discs could hardly be more different – one neo-soul with a rock influence, the other a classical/rock/dance hybrid. But they share origins in the world of reality TV and a connection with Simon Cowell.

Johns was kicked off American Idol after making the Top 10 in Season 7, a dismissal so premature, some thought, that it helped lead to the “judges’ save” rule on the show, by which the judges can keep a participant in the contest. Escala were finalists in the 2008 edition of Britain’s Got Talent (the same show that this year gave us the inimitable Susan Boyle) and are affiliated with Cowell’s record label.

Toledo Blade

Sparks learns to fly

Jordin Sparks has found that she has to be tough to survive in the music business, writes Nui Te Koha.
JORDIN Sparks has her battles. “Anything in life can become a battlefield, ” she says.

“It can be a relationship with friends or family. It can be your health or job.

“I’ve certainly had my battles, although, ” she smiles, “my career has been pretty battle-free.”

Well, almost.

News.com.au

Mariah Carey’s ‘Obsessed’ Video To Premiere On ‘America’s Got Talent’

Mariah Carey caught plenty of attention for the costumes she was spotted dressed up in across New York City as she filmed the music video for her single, Obsessed, recently.

And fans will get to see the final product next week.

NBC has confirmed that “Americas Got Talent, ” the show hosted by Mariah’s husband, Nick Cannon, will feature the network premiere of Mariah’s “Obsessed” video on July 15.

“Just wanna let you know that the world premiere of the ‘Obsessed’ video is on ‘America’s Got Talent’ (hosted by NCx0x) Wed.night..July 15th! Mariah wrote on her Twitter account on Friday.

NBCMiami.com

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