Idol Headlines for 07/24/09

Allison Iraheta Is Ready To Rock On Debut Album

LOS ANGELES ‘” Allison Iraheta is hard at work prepping her debut album for Jive Records while she’s on the road for the American Idols Live! tour, and she has a great idea for a new tune, based on a line she said to a confounded Simon Cowell during the show.

“I will write a song called ‘It’s Not Like I’m Cutting Myself, ‘ ” Iraheta joked. “I will.”

At a recent tour stop in L.A., the singer told MTV News she’s “just a little exhausted, pretty much going with the flow. I definitely don’t want to stop, because otherwise I’ll crash and pass out.”


Anoop Desai Borrows R. Kelly’s Dance Moves On Idols Live! Tour

LOS ANGELES ‘” Watch your back, Spectacular. “American Idol” finalist Anoop Desai has perfected the bump-and-grind, and he’s not afraid to show it off.

“You gotta put your chest out first, and then roll, ” Anoop demonstrated to MTV News at the recent American Idols Live! tour stop in L.A. “It’s funny, because I actually think of this stuff, ” he laughed.


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Jordin Sparks Downplays Racy Lyrics In Fefe Dobson Cover

Jordin Sparks is not a girl, but not yet a woman, and on her just-released Battlefield album the 19-year-old is eager to prove that she’s matured since becoming the youngest “American Idol” winner in 2007.

One track, a cover of Fefe Dobson’s “Don’t Let It Go to Your Head, ” even has the pop star cooing stanzas like “So what if I want to kiss/ From your toes up to your lips/ It don’t mean that you’ve had me yet/ You’re gonna be good, I bet.”


Week Ending July 19, 2009: Daughtry Makes “Idol” History

Daughtry’s sophomore album, Leave This Town, enters The Billboard 200 at #1. This makes the band’s leader, Chris Daughtry, the first American Idol alumnus to land back-to-back #1 albums. Daughtry rang the bell for two weeks in early 2007. Kelly Clarkson is the only other Idol alum to notch two #1 albums, and hers weren’t consecutive. She topped the chart with her first and fourth albums. This obviously makes Chris Daughtry the first Idol alum who didn’t win the competition to land two #1 albums. (Clay Aiken is the only other non-winner to land a #1 album, though Adam Lambert is likely to join this little club.)

Pearl Day announces entertainment

On the main stage at the Southern Star Amphitheater, artists performing include dance diva Kristine W.; Nikki Jane, who sang on the ‘Noah’s Arc’  movie soundtrack; and Kelly Rowland of Atlanta, a founding member of Destiny’s Child and now co-host of Bravo’s ‘Fashion Show’  with Isaac Mizrahi, according to Chip O’Kelley, vice president of Pearl Day. Rowland will perform her hit song ‘When Love Takes Over, ‘  he added.

A second stage in the park will feature “American Idol” alums, including Frenchie Davis and Paris Bennett, and other live entertainment throughout the day.

Review: ‘Afghan Star’

If you believe that bringing the questionable virtues of “American Idol” to Afghanistan would do that beleaguered nation no favors, the remarkable documentary “Afghan Star” will change your mind in an instant.

For this eye-opening film reveals that even systems as dubious as the “Idol” format mean dramatically different things when transferred to radically dissimilar cultures. In the context of Afghanistan, the show’s core idea becomes moving, dramatic and significant in ways it simply isn’t in the West.

In the process of letting us in on all that, “Afghan Star” also tells us considerably more about the current state of that country — where the only known pig is in a zoo and women in burkas rush to take cellphone photographs — than a more sober-minded film could manage.

LA Times

Fox’s ‘Dance’ Out Taps Obama

Fox benefited from declining to air President Barack Obama’s news conference Wednesday night, with “So You Think You Can Dance” rising to top the night in the adults 18-49 demographic.

Meanwhile, NBC’s heavily promoted “America’s Got Talent, ” featuring an interview with “Britain’s Got Talent” winner Susan Boyle, slipped to its lowest Wednesday rating ever as it faced “Dance” as well as ABC’s “Wipeout.”

With Obama’s news conference at 8 p.m., “America’s Got Talent” (11.1 million viewers, 2.4 rating/7 share among 18-49, according to preliminary Nielsen ratings) had a less-compatible lead-in than its usual repeat opener.

ABC’s coverage of the news conference also pushed the network’s strongest summer series, “Wipeout” (6.2 million, 2.3/7) to go head-to-head with “Talent, ” resulting in a three-way fight at 9 p.m. that particularly hurt “Talent” and “Wipeout.”

Meanwhile, Fox enjoyed a head start with the first hour of “Dance” (7.3 million, 2.8/10) dominating the 8 p.m. hour against newscast competition.

At 9 p.m., the dancing competition also took top honors in the 18-49 demo, averaging 7.3 million viewers and a 2.9/9 in 18-49.

“Talent” was the most-watched program in the hour and for the night.

‘So You Think You Can Dance’: 100th Episode Interviews

So You Think You Can Dance has turned choreographers like Mia Michaels and Tyce Diorio into household names. It’s educated the masses about all sorts of dance genres, from the paso doble to the pas de deux. It’s put the amazing Debbie Allen and Toni Basil back on TV. And even more so than Billy Elliott, it’s made once-maligned, misunderstood male dancers seem like the coolest people on the planet. (Because they are!)

So this week, to celebrate this special occasion, I visited the show’s set and interviewed show judge/creator Nigel Lythgoe about the significance and impact of SYTYCD, along with the remaining top eight finalists in pairs (Brandon and Kayla, Ade and Melissa, Evan and Jeanine, and finally Jason and Janette).

Katie Holmes’s Sexy Song & Dance

The long wait over! The world finally got to see much-buzzed-about Katie Holmes bare all, singing and dancing for charity on SYTYCD’s 100th episode on Thursday.

Holmes, looking absolutely stunning, went from majestic city streets to stage as she performed her rendition of Judy Garland’s song ‘Get Happy’  from the 1950s musical Summer Stock. PEOPLE was backstage after the show to get the reactions.

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