Idol Headlines for 07/15/09

American Idol’s Scott MacIntyre Talks Kris Allen, Life on the Road & the Future

Everyone is buzzing about Kris Allen cutting “No Boundaries” from the set list. What can you tell us?
What I hear from the people here was that they could tell the audiences weren’t connecting to it. When I listen from backstage, I thought it was a good song, and I thought Kris did it well, and it was even better than during the finale. He was really jiving with it, but it was an executive decision that he and the producers made based on the energy from the crowd. There are mixed emotions about that song because obviously it’s still being pushed, so you kind of expect to hear it on the tour.


‘American Idol’ wannabes feel the sting of rejection

With the sun just starting to illuminate the Denver sky about 5 a.m. Tuesday, Boulder mother Kari Han joined thousands of budding divas outside Invesco Field to try her hand — or voice — at super stardom.

Wannabe reality stars — clad in high-heels and fake eyelashes or miniskirts and cowboy boots — traveled from across the nation to the Denver-metro area this week for a chance to land a spot on season nine of “American Idol.”


Fans Snap Up 1.1 Million Michael Jackson Albums In One Week

The King of Pop dominates the Nielsen SoundScan and Billboard charts yet again.

Based on preliminary sales numbers from Nielsen SoundScan, Michael Jackson’s catalog of solo albums sold a mighty 1.1 million copies in the U.S. in the tracking week that ended at the close of business on Sunday (July 12).

That’s a jump of 37% stacked next to the previous week, when his combined albums sold just shy of 800, 000. In just the past two and a half weeks, American consumers have purchased more than 2.3 million Jackson albums.

American Idol Tour Show Comes to SLC: FOX 13 Interviews Adam, Megan, Michael

SALT LAKE CITY – Thousands of American Idol fans gathered at the E Center on Tuesday night to see their favorite Idols perform at the American Idols Live! tour show in Salt Lake City. The show marked the seventh stop of the 51 city American Idol concert tour. The show showcased songs from the top 10 American Idol finalists from the 2009 season, including Utah’s own Megan Joy.

Megan Joy talked to FOX 13 and said she is excited to finally be performing in her hometown.

“I was so excited, I could not stop smiling and talking loudly and I just wanted to go out and see my family knowing that I have more fans here than in a lot of other cities, ” said Megan Joy, the ninth place finisher in the competition from Sandy.


Megan is Joy-ful, Lambert shines at ‘Idol’ concert

It was Megan Joy’s hometown, but the biggest screams came for Adam Lambert.

Lambert, the “American Idol” runner-up, brought the house down by opening his segment on the American Idols Live show at the E Center with his big-band rendition of Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love.”

Even Season 8 winner Kris Allen wasn’t greeted with the decibels of screams and cheers Lambert received.

But it didn’t seemed to faze him. He cranked out his set, which included Kanye West’s “Heartless” and the Killers’ “All These Things That I’ve Done.”

Deseret News

Lambert brings joy to ‘Idol’ audience

What a difference a year makes.

Last year, when the tour featuring the top 10 finalists of the 2008 season of the FOX TV juggernaut “American Idol” came to Utah, the tour date sold out so quickly that a second date was added to meet the demand. It was David Archuleta’s homecoming, and Utahns treated him like a conquering hero.

This year, the E Center did not sell out, even though Sandy’s Megan Joy finished in the top 10. And instead of Archuleta demonstrating why he should have bested the surprise winner David Cook last year, Joy was disappointing during her short two-song set Tuesday. The applause was warm, but it didn’t overwhelm.

Salt Lake Tribune

Demi Lovato, Kara DioGuardi Collaborate On ‘Camp Rock 2’ Songs

In between touring the country, releasing a new album next week and getting ready for the production of “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, ” Demi Lovato has apparently been in the studio, recording songs for the Disney Channel movie’s soundtrack.

Lovato took to her Twitter to divulge that she’s currently recording songs with “Camp Rock” soundtrack veteran and “American Idol” judge Kara DioGuardi. “Recording Camp Rock 2 songs with Kara DioGuardi!!” she wrote. “Having serious djà   vu.”

Sarver: From an oil rig to center stage

‘OK, you guys just spread out, get at different tables and I’ll get the Idols for you.’  Now it was a crapshoot. Who would I talk to first? ‘Michael, why don’t you come over here. This is Bill Pinella from Santa Rosa.’  ‘Nice to meet you sir, ‘  28-year-old Michael said. I had never met a guy who had worked on an oil rig before, much less one who called me ‘sir.’  They say it’s the fourth most dangerous job in the world. I didn’t even want to bring it up, figuring Jeremy Michael Sarver didn’t either.

Press Democrat

Q&A: Danny Gokey talks ‘Idol’ pursuits

Danny Gokey was one of the most compelling contestants during the eighth season of “American Idol.” The church music director boasts a gritty, soulful voice that made him an early front-runner. Then there was his personal life: Gokey’s wife of 12 years, Sophia, died one month before his “Idol” audition, an aspect that the show fully explored.


Fashion Memo: Justin Timberlake

Hey Justin,
I have no problem with you taking a loooong breather from bringing sexy back, but you look like Danny Gokey’s brother from another mother. Clearly a style invention is way past due.

Do everyone’s eyes a favor, hone in on the trend you plan to make popular next — suits with sneakers, fedoras, cornrows — and start integrating it immediately. Thanks, can’t wait to buy whatever it is.

NY Post

Holly Montag on Sanjaya: “We Are Not Dating”

So long, Sanjolly!

Although Heidi and Spencer Pratt told that they were “very excited” for Holly Montag and former American Idol contestant Sanjaya Malakar to become an item after they met on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, the Hills star insists there was no jungle fever in Costa Rica.

US Magazine

Will You Accept Brooke White?

“American Idol” finalist Brooke White released her sophomore album “High Hopes & Heartbreak” exclusively to iTunes today, and it’s actually quite good.

Wait a minute Ryan, did you say sophomore album? Yeppers.

Ya’see, Brooke released her “Songs From the Attic, ” a decent feminine driven first attempt, pre-“Idol.” However now she is bombarding the music scene with a full-fledged audio arsenal backing her up, headed by the one and only Randy Jackson. Shocking thing is, Randy has never executive produced an album for any of the myriad contestants in the eight year history of “Idol.” Until now.

NY Post

Brooke White CD Review: A Breezy, Pleasant Surprise

In today’s musical climate of hip-hop beats and naughty lyrics, it’s easy to wonder what happened to the breezy pop songs of yesteryear.

Well I’m happy to report that I’ve found them on Brooke White’s new CD ‘High Hopes & Heartbreak.’  And I mean that as a big compliment’ ¦


Another American Idol to take the stage at Sturgis rally

First Chris Daughtry, then Kellie Pickler, and now Amanda Overmyer.

“American Idol” returns to annual Sturgis motorcycle rally this year when Season 7 finalist Amanda Overmyer will perform at the Full Throttle Saloon on Aug. 6 and 7.

Fellow “American Idol” alumnus Chris Daughtry performed at the rally in 2007.

Rapid City Journal

Cowell helps distressed ‘X Factor’ fan

Simon Cowell stepped in to help a female X Factor fan after she lost her purse at the Glasgow auditions, a report claims.

According to the Daily Record, the music mogul handed over his own cash to the distressed woman when it became clear that her money and cards would not be found.

Producers had initially put out a loud speaker call at the city’s Braehead arena, asking the crowd to be on the lookout for the lost purse, but no-one came forward.

Digital Spy

Ratings: NBC’s ‘America’s Got Talent’ takes another week

In a bit of news that will likely shock no one who remotely follows television ratings, NBC’s summer juggernaut America’s Got Talent took the top spot for the week ending July 12, pulling in 11.9 million viewers with its Wednesday night edition. The show’s Tuesday night episode came in at No. 3, with 10.6 million viewers, as a repeat episode of CBS’ NCIS stole the No. 2 spot with 11.0 million viewers. Last week, Talent took the top two spots, but the ratings from two weeks ago saw the same 1-2-3 line-up as this week.

Entertainment Weekly

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