American Idol lands in Denver
DENVER, Colo. – Registration continues around the clock at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver. American Idol fever officially arrived in Denver Sunday morning as registration for the mega-hit TV talent show got under way.
Producers will be in town Tuesday to hear people take their quick shot at stardom.
Thousands of Idol hopefuls lined up before the crack of dawn sunday and, by the time registration began at 7 a.m., the line extended a quarter-mile around the stadium. Registration continued all night and activity picked up by 5:00 a.m. There was still plenty of time Monday for people to register for an audition.
American Idol auditions are in Denver, but many of the people auditioning are from everywhere but Denver.
This week’s American Idol airplay chart
This week’s American Idol airplay chart doesn’t have a lot of movement. In fact, the top eight spots are the same as on last week’s chart. The only debut in the top half of the chart comes from Jennifer Hudson, with her performance of Will You Be There from the Michael Jackson memorial service.
Way down in the bottom rungs of the chart, a handful of stations have begun toying with Kelly Clarkson’s Already Gone.
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‘Idol’ performers adjusting to life on tour
The “American Idol” tour rocked Arco Arena on Friday night. Before the concert, The Bee sat down with five of the Top 10 performers to discuss the two-month-plus road trip, their plans moving forward and other hot topics.
‘ ¢ Kris Allen: This year’s winner, Allen, 24, says the tour (just a week old) has “been everything I thought ‘ and more.”
Idol Tour storms through Oakland
Kris Allen performs during the American Idol TourOAKLAND – It took eight seasons, but I finally saw an American Idol Tour show Saturday night at the Oracle Arena.
There is so much to say, so we’ll spread it out over several blog entries.
First, we’ll recap the show.
Hands down the winner is the production crew. The presentation, the graphics, the pace of the show. Pretty much flawless. They tried, and did a terrific job, of matching the graphics on the huge backdrop to the 10 performers.
New albums join expanding ‘Idol’ collection
After eight seasons and almost 100 finalists, a week rarely passes without new music from a former American Idol contestant. USA TODAY combs through summer’s Idol-heavy release schedule in search of titles to tide fans over while they await albums from Kris Allen and Adam Lambert.
Producer Dave Cobb (Shooter Jennings, Chris Cornell) helps give the Season 7 finalist a soul-rock sound circa the late ’60s/early ’70s ‘â€ think Joe Cocker, the Spencer Davis Group. The album includes Heart on My Sleeve (a moderate adult-contemporary hit), plus a cover of the Bee Gees’ To Love Somebody.
Traveling with the Stars: Jordin Sparks
American Idol Season 6 winner Jordin Sparks’ second album, Battlefield, drops June 21. The 19-year-old travels frequently ‘â€ currently she’s touring the United States with the Jonas Bros. ‘â€ but continues to live at home with her family in Arizona. She shares her travel highlights and tips with Kelly Carter for USA TODAY.
A too-predictable turn for Daughtry
What gave Chris Daughtry’s performances on ‘American Idol” their appeal was his working-class persona and his steady, sturdy approach to each show. It added up to more than 4 million people responding to his smash debut record.
So if you called ‘Leave This Town, ” his familiar-sounding sophomore effort, workmanlike, he’d probably see it as a compliment. Too bad this is disappointingly generic hard rock with virtually the same formula that made his debut such a success.
East Bay singer Donnie Williams moves past ‘American Idol’ fiasco
In early 2004, Livermore’s Donnie Williams seemed poised for stardom.
He had survived several preliminary rounds in the “American Idol” audition process and was set to appear as one of the actual contestants on the third season of the popular TV show. To celebrate his selection, Williams had some drinks and then made the mistake of getting behind the wheel, which led to an arrest for drunken driving.
When “A.I.” producers learned what happened, they kicked Williams off the show, freeing up a spot for George Huff, who eventually finished fifth in the competition.
Kate Moss ‘to go into business with Sir Philip Green and Simon Cowell’
The supermodel, who was recently photographed with the two high profile men, could reportedly double her personal fortune to £100 million for her role in the venture.
The new company, which has yet to be named, would own the rights to Cowell’s hit shows such as Britain’s Got Talent and The X-Factor and then sell merchandise off the back of their success in Sir Philip’s high street stores.