Today Idol headlines after the jump ¦
‘Idol’ finalists rock out at Arco
What a difference a season a makes.Season 6 of the “American Idol Tour” rocked Arco Arena on Wednesday night. More than 10, 000 “Idol” fans were treated to a show vastly altered from 2006, with this year’s finalists pushing the musical genre envelope further than their predecessors……
On Tour with American Idol: The Phil Stacey Q&A
Sure, life on the road can be glamorous. But ask top-10 finalist Phil Stacey and he’ll tell you ‘ despite the perks of touring with American Idols Live ‘ there really is no place like home. “I just miss my family, ” says the chrome-domed singer, whose youngest daughter, McKayla, was born during his first audition for Idol. Just before reuniting mid-tour with his fam, Phil shared a few minutes with TV Guide…..
No ‘ponyhawk, ‘ but Sanjaya does mean moonwalk in ‘Idol’ tour stop
There would be no “ponyhawk” during Tuesday night’s American Idols Live! tour stop at the HP Pavilion in San Jose. Sanjaya Malakar’s celebrated mane went through only slight variations, alternately looking like Debra Winger’s do from “An Officer and a Gentleman” and Robert De Niro’s from “Cape Fear.” If there was a hair straightener backstage, none of the others were letting Sanjaya use it….
Kellie Pickler — ‘Idol’ to ideal
Country singer’s living her dream concentrating on music, touring
Some considered her blond ditziness an act straight out of “Hee Haw.” Others were charmed by her naive musings and willingness to play the bumpkin card in front of 30 million viewers every week….
…Monday, July 30 ¢ Ingham County Fair: The 153rd annual Ingham County Fair runs Monday through Aug. 4 at the fairgrounds, 700 E. Ash St. in Mason. Highlights include a carnival midway, a Monday concert with Bucky Covington of “American Idol, ” demolition derbies and a “Bullmania” rodeo…
Escondido has an ‘American Idol’ hopeful
For the longest time, 23-year-old Lindsay Wadleigh said she was afraid to share her voice and her story with others, but next week she plans to share both — with the producers of the wildly popular television show “American Idol.”A California Center for the Arts, Escondido, employee who struggles daily with cystic fibrosis, a life-shortening hereditary lung disease, Wadleigh will be among the estimated 10, 000 to 40, 000 “Idol” hopefuls who will converge on Qualcomm Stadium bright and early Monday morning to audition for a spot on the show…..
Sedaka enjoying laughter in his reign on pop scene
…Unlike many contemporary artists, Sedaka “is addicted” to “American Idol.” He was a celebrity judge when contestants did his songs. The national exposure didn’t hurt.“I was besieged at the supermarket, ” says Sedaka, oh-so-grateful his career is no longer dust when people would ask him, “Didn’t you used to be Neil Sedaka?”
“I couldn’t get a job, ” he says of the late 1960s. Enter Elton John, who signed Sedaka on his Rocket Records label. A career was resurrected, even if a Chinese tour guide at the Great Wall wasn’t aware who was riding on his bus.
“He could hardly speak English, but he said he was going to sing a song in English because of all the Americans, ” Sedaka recalls, “and he sings `Oh! Carol.’ I said, `That’s my song, ‘ and he says, `No, it’s Neil Sedaka’s.’ I told him `I’m Neil Sedaka, ‘ and he says, `If you’re Neil Sedaka, I’m Elvis Presley.’ “…
Heading for the lights
Leaving American Idol was not the end for Chris Daughtry. The singer debut album has turned out to be a hit worldwide. He speaks to Mathures Paul about the road ahead and why a bald pate looks good….
CULTURE DIGEST: Wall Street Journal says spiritual interest is growing in Europe
MANDISA DEBUTS BOOK & CD — Mandisa Hundley, the “American Idol” contestant who didn’t hesitate to express her Christian beliefs, has written a book and recorded a CD aimed at promoting a message of confidence for women who struggle with the world’s expectations.Her book, “IDOLeyes, ” tells about her challenges and victories through growing up and breaking into the music industry.
“My struggle with my weight has been the biggest struggle of my life, ” Mandisa (who uses solely her first name) said. “Rather than turning to alcohol or drugs when I was going through emotional times, I turned to food. As a result, I’ve become unhealthy — and it’s a day-to-day process to overcome.”
Mandisa’s debut CD, “True Beauty, ” “exemplifies the desire of women to be known and respected for who they are within. Singing from personal experience, it is a biblical message that all women in today’s modern world need to hear and believe, ” according to reviewer Kelly Jad’on of blogcritics.org.
After college, Mandisa became a telephone sales representative at LifeWay Christian Resources and later worked briefly for LifeWay’s women’s enrichment events before joining Bible teacher Beth Moore’s worship team as a singer for her Living Proof Live conferences.
Small-town ‘Idol’ girl is living her dreams
Kellie Pickler wooed the nation as the somewhat ditzy, small-town Southern girl with the big voice on “American Idol” a year ago. Now, she’s set the country world on fire with her hit single “Red High Heels” from her debut album “Small Town Girl.” Appearing with country superstar Brad Paisley at the Giant Center Saturday, Pickler is proving that, no matter where you come from, dreams can come true. Calling on what she said is her “piece of crap cell phone” from her tour bus in the midwest, Pickler took a break from battling her energetic new kitten to answer a few questions about life outside her small town…….
American Idol Finalist Bucky Covington Is Best Selling Debut Country Artist For 2007 To Date
With more than 220, 000 units scanned since the release of his chart-topping debut CD, Bucky Covington takes the lead as this year best-selling debut country artist. According to Nielsen SoundScan, Bucky Covington has scanned an average of 16, 000 units each week and has remained inside the top 12 on the Top 75 Country Albums Chart since its release in April…..
Daughtry, Pickler to perform at N.C. State Fair
2007 State Fair Lineup: Oct. 12: MercyMe, $10
Oct. 13: Sara Evans $15
Oct. 14: Ruben Studdard, $10
Oct. 15: Josh Turner, $10
Oct. 16: Kellie Pickler, $5
Oct. 17: Paula Deen, $20
Oct. 18: Anthony Hamilton, $15
Oct. 19: Steven Curtis Chapman, $10
Oct. 20: Daughtry, $20
Oct. 21: Trace Adkins, $20
Bucky Covington takes the lead as this yearÃƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s best-selling debut country artist.
Good things do happen to good people!
I’m so proud of Bucky. What a great life lies ahead for him!
Morning, Lisa! Thanks for all you do for all of us.
Yay for Bucky and Kellie! :)
Good morning, all! Thanks for the great reads during breakfast, Lisa!
From the first review posted:
Now that is just bad writing. Since when did “Broken Wing” become Jordin’s country classic? Things like that just drive me crazy!
The idol tour has been getting great reviews but I’m laughing at the Sacramento Bee one. It makes the Season 5 show sound like a bomb. What happened to those losers anyway? Congrats to Bucky for the biggest country debut of the year and Elliott for hitting #6 on the Top 40 chart today. He finally equalled the accomplishment of the great Mario V. (and Chris and Kelly C.)
Daughtry – It’s Not Over (Epic)
UK release date: 30 July 2007
Ah, reality TV. That bastion of bad cover versions, dodgy attire, and even dodgier contestants.
All too rarely has a true talent emerged from said form of sacrificial ridicule – save for Kelly Clarkson – and though crooning US rocker Chris Daughtry makes his best attempt in the form of debut UK single It’s Not Over, it’s extremely hard to imagine the desired market latching on to Daughtry’s brand of post-grunge bore-rock.
You see, It’s Not Over really isn’t a bad song. Vocally strong, and with a guitar lick that’d get your gran going, it’s not all that far removed from the stadium sized crunchers Bon Jovi and co churn out on a yearly basis. But it’s just a little late. We’ve heard it all before, and we really don’t need to hear it all again.
Sorry…I submitted prematurely. :( This is the INO review link:
Ok, one more complaint about what passes for reportage, in the PennLive interview with Kellie:
The Jordin she is referring to is Jordin Tootoo…her hockey playing boyfriend! Why the h… would Jordin Sparks be inviting Kellie to northern Canada? Do these people even TRY to make sense?
Someone tell the English reviewer that Daughtry found their audience (in the US at least.)
Doubt if he is at all bothered.
Yeah, he’s just about to exceed 3M sales — in what, 8 months?
Just because it’s popular in the US does not mean it is a dead cert for the UK.
Good Morning all. Lisa B, here’s hoping the flood clean up is behind you. I think of you every time they report the UK flooding on the news.
I have to agree with the UK review of Daughtry, whether Chris D has a hit or not, it’s still yesterday’s music….and isn’t it ironic that Bon Jovi from whom Chris emulates, is now going country???WHAT???
About Bucky: I remember saying to myself when he was on Idol, he’s cute as can be, but he definitely needs singing lessons, he was way off key, and did not articulate his words. At the time he sounded like he had a lisp when he sang. I guess those studio guys and producers worked really hard getting that corrected.
(note to me: stop hogging) Anyway, I’m glad the tour is getting good to positive notices, that helps bring the fans out. I just wish they weren’t out in the burbs where I live. I hate driving to the burbs at night.
Lisa, glad you are OK, too. I know how frustrating it is to get seepage in my basement, so I can’t imagine what real flooding would do to me!! And I agree that Chris’s US success may well not translate in other countries.
As to the idea of “yesterday’s music”, well, its all a little derivitive, isn’t it?
That has got to be my favorite comment of the week! Too bad we didn’t get more backstories during Season 6 about how Jordin Sparks was into raw caribou and whale blubber. I may have actually voted for her then.
LOL, marco! Sure would have made it more interesting, wouldn’t it? Whale blubber in Arizona…… :lol_tb:
Jordin is actually the Inuktitut word for “Great Hunter”. You should see how handy she is with a harpoon. She is said to be the fastest kayakers seen in Northern Canada for quite some time. Her higher register was honed while practicing the call of the beluga whale. She even designs her own line of fashionable mukluks.
Didn’t they cover this part of her backstory on the American broadcast of the show?
(don’t tell me you didn’t know how Blake first began beat boxing when he was trying to keep his lips from freezing in his igloo at night)
Since the INO video is number 2 on MTV UK as of today does it really matter what one reviewer thinks about the song INO…LOL!
If the people like “It’s Not Over” than that is who matters.
INO, IMO, is a great song and was the reason why the Daughtry CD sold its first 2 million albums in the US.
Time will tell how it does in the UK but it is off to a great start.
The reason they didn’t reveal Jordin’s Inuktitut background was because then people might have found out that she isn’t 17(!) at all–she’s 34, but is able to keep her complexion young and wrinkle-free from the whale blubber she puts on her face nightly. Whale blubber is a natural humectrant and full of antioxidants!
The other scandal that may have surfaced is that she knew Randy Jackson way before the competition began. Journey was doing a concert in an amphitheater in Manitoba, when a polar bear jumped onto the stage and rushed Jackson. A quick-acting and brave Jordin Sparks tackled the bear, secured it in a submission hold, and soothed it by belting out a traditional Inuktitut lullaby, a skill she learned from her father, who was a professional bear wrestler back in the day. It was said that Jackson was so grateful that he pumped his fist in the air and shouted, “We got a hot one here tonight! That was da’ bomb, Dawg! You in the Dawg Pound now!”
What? Are you saying that is secret? The Legend of Jordin and the Bear is famous throughout Canada. Children beg their parents every night to hear the story of how she saved that man from the States (though, many times, the story is changed so that it’s a Dawg/Dog that she saves because that makes the story a little more interesting…dramatic license and all that…who doesn’t love a good dog story?)
Really, I thought everybody knew this stuff or I would have given MJ the big scoop. Can you forgive your Canadian readers, MJ?
(PS You guys do know about the horrible muskeg accident that took Phil’s hair, right?)
lmao @ jane and kirsten. That made my day.
What about Jordin’s father. We never heard about him.
Everybody knows he invented football in Canada.
He’s so revered up here they named a team after him.
They call it the Edmonton Eskimoes.
And the shame Chris Richardson brought to his clan when he was kicked out of the Inuit Throat-Singing Boy’s Choir of Northern Quebec when he attempted to shift the group’s focus away from their traditional repertoire. His battle cry? “Nasal is a form of singing!”
Well, he did have a bit of a point. If you open your mouth to sing in Canada, your lungs freeze solid within two stanzas. So, all the singers who survive sing through their nose. Proof? Celine Dion.
LOL — y’all are *hot* today!
Oh wow. Keep em coming guys! Makes my work day very interesting… LMAO
Has anyone heard this? It’s Phil Stacey singing his own song called “Old Glory.” At least, I think its his own? Either way, he sounds REALLY good. Check it out :D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lx0eJtdUakE
What about her mother? Jordin’s Mom was the first to figure out how to catch and ride cariboo providing a pivotal method of transporation in the far north for those who cannot afford to keep a dog sled team. In honour of her and her husband, two Canadian football teams called themselves the Rough Riders (though Saskatchewan named their team “Roughriders” so that they could easily be distinguished from the Ottawa “Rough Riders”).
I’m really shocked that all this is news. I’m beginning to wonder if they even know that Sanjaya was raised by artic wolves (a research team from Environment Canada found him when they were out studying ice thickness off of Iqualet).
You guys are on fire today. But this?
Well now that is just taking things a bit too far my friends.
Besides, everyone knows that Chris honed his technique at that Sarah Evans School of Vocal Arts. He was the star pupil in the Master Class of Nasal Vocalization taught by guest professors Rascall Flatts.
You guys are on one this morning. I was reading the TV Guide article with Phil and could it be that he already has a deal?
Soul Patrol grows as ‘Idol’ winner tours interview
For more than 35 million people, Taylor Hicks needs no introduction.
That’s how many were watching when the salt-and-pepper haired Birmingham native bested Katherine McPhee with his unique brand of blue-eyed soul to take home the crown on the Season 5 finale of American Idol in 2006.
Since winning, Hicks has lived the good life that most Idol winners enjoy, with his single Do I Make You Proud soaring to No. 1 on the Billboard charts and his self-titled album going platinum. He also recently published his best-selling memoir about his pre-Idol days, Heart Full of Soul.
Hicks makes two stops in Mississippi on his current tour, with a two-night stint at Ameristar’s Bottleneck Blues Bar Wednesday and Aug. 2 and a performance at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi August 3.
Hicks recently spoke to The Clarion-Ledger about
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Kirsten and Jane… y’all are on FIRE!! LOL!
From what I understand, Disney / Pixar has a holiday release planned for 2010 with Dakota Fanning as Clive Davis and Robin Williams as the dancing magic ice floe.
Paula Deen? Food Network Paula Deen? Awright. Heh…commands the same ticket price as DAUGHTRY. Now she’s a Rock Stah.
And, as luck would have it, one lone picture survived the arctic research expedition to prove it.
AWESOME! (pencils it into her calendar). Any word on who has been cast to play the bear?
Paula Deen is going to be in a movie too lol. She told that on Rachel Ray’s talk show.
Pauler Deen has dropped her prices — she was $50.00 in Bham a few years ago.
At the same time, little d increased his prices bringing him up to her new low. How special is that!
Paula Deen?? 3 syllable “drawers” Paula Deen? ;)
By 2010, Dakota Fanning may be in rehab.
By then, Robin Williams could be back in rehab too.
I cant see the Sanjaya chop, I am getting page not found. :help_tb:
And 4 times as much as K-Pick!
For some reason I am having trouble opening the “chop link” and “attach image link” as well. Email me and I will send picture to you. :)
I can’t see it either, dcd.
Jersey. Email me too and I will send. :)
I am glad that Daughtry is making the concert tickets affordable for folks.
Hey Kellie Pickler’s tickets are only $5. Now that is a steal!
TO Soul Patrol and Interested Parties
OVERSCENE IN ATLANTA
Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…â€œAmerican IdolÃƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ Taylor Hicks dining at Two Urban Licks on Tuesday night. WeÃƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re told the vocalist started out at the bar with appetizers and infused cocktails before proceeding with friends to a table where Hicks ordered tomato soup and the halibut. The evening ended with Hicks and seven friends playing bocce ball outside. Hicks was in town for a signing of his memoir, Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…â€œHeart Full of Soul”
Does anyone know when their contract to 19E is over? I read somewhere August 23 and then they are free to sign with whoever….when is the concert tour over?
The Nickelback/Staind/Daughtry concert in Saratoga Springs, New York on July 8th was the 10th highest grossing concert this month.
Even more impressive was the fact that the sales prices for this concert were the lowest out of the top 10 concerts on that Billboard list.
Gross Sales: $931,546
Prices: $65, $35
I believe that squishy. Nickleback is hot right now. They have moved up to #9 on this weeks Billboard 200!
Gotta love ’em!
The Police are making 4 million at one concert wow ..I guess thier ticket prices are uo thier but people are buying them..Prince also had a private concert about one thousand per couple and 312.12 for standing room only….I know Prince was very popular in the 80’s I do not know how long the Police were around?
So NOLA you are a fan of Nickelback? Who would have thought?
Nickelback just re-released their current CD in a package with a new song and hot new concert clips. It’s great that that new re-release is selling well!
Looks like the little dÃƒ ¢’Å¾ ¢ myth continues:
When the group started working on the debut album, the members did not have any particular concept note in mind. They were out to prove their mettle and they succeeded.
We all know that little dÃƒ ¢’Å¾ ¢ recorded the album with studio musicians and that the Spice Boys were cast…er, make that hired, later.
Management needs to clarify this issue once and for all for what appears to be an endless supply of clueless reporters out there.
Even without the re-release, Nickelback has been doing very well. This current album is on it’s 94th week on the BB 200 list (only 3 other albums on the current chart have been on there longer).
Carrie Underwood is no slouch either. She’s been on that chart for a total of 88 weeks (6th longest…she’ll no doubt be 5th longest because one of the albums will be moved to the catalog chart next week). I would not be at all surprised if she lasted the full 104 weeks on that chart (albums are only allowed to be on that chart for 2 years).
I believe that Management created the “Legend of Daughtry” and are the ones feeding the information to clueless reporters (where else would the reporter come up with “When the group started working on the debut album, the members did not have any particular concept note in mind.”?). Technically, there is nothing inaccurate about the statement. When work started on the album, the group (consisting of one person) did not have any particular concept in mind. You could even push it to say that the other four people who were destined to one day join the band even had less of an idea of where the album was headed when it was started (since they didn’t even know about it)
So, Management is doing a great job of clarify/obfuscating this issue. Well done.
Although, I don’t know why the bother. It’s pretty clear that Rock fans and radio stations love Daughtry. They don’t give a rat’s a$$ about the band’s pedigree, so why keep it up?
Definitely Nickelback is doing so well. I agree with reviews that say despite all the critical mocking they are “bullet proof”!
Carrie is in her own league!
Nickelback may be bullet-proof, but they still suck.
IMO of course. :-)
Any good legend needs a song commemorating its origin…do you think Gordon Lightfoot would mind if someone stole…er, adapted “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”?
The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they call Gitche Gumee
The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead
When the skies of November turn gloomy.
IMO, the band live sounds much BETTER than who ever played the instruments on the Daughtry CD.
The Daughtry sophomore CD should be a lot of fun.
That Slash is such an over-rated hack…LOL.
IMO, Slash was underused on the Daughtry song “What I Want” (the only song he played on the CD). The producer should have showcased his guitar playing more.
Dag Kristen, there you go being a realist again.
But as someone posted, it does not matter. The Three Blind Mice could have written, played and produced his cd and he and Spice boys would still receive all the accolades. What’s a little fudging of the truth when you’re an instant success…LOL
You mean they finally learned the songs… Is Chris still giving his fans only 40-45 minutes, including encore, of concert?
Speaking of getting credit for something that did not take place, Destiny Child was like that. Beyonce was the writer, vocalist, both background and front, and producer of their cds but she always gave the girls credit publically until she came into her own. Now she takes full credit for the all the Destiny Child’s cds.
Chris has never implied in any interview that the band played instruments on the Daughtry CD. He has always said the band was formed after the CD was made.
That fact doesn’t bother Daughtry fans for as I said before, the band sounds even better live than on the CD. Also, the concerts aren’t just about Chris for the Daughtry fans but about all the guys. We appreciate every one of them for they bring their own style to the concerts.
See, I feel just the opposite. I think the instrumentation on the CD is far superior to that of the live band. For me, the only musician in that band with better than average talent is the drummer. The other guys in the band were no better (and sometimes worse) than the average Joe’s in the two warm up bands. Chris already has the voice that his fans want to hear – what he needs in that band is someone with some kick-a$$ guitar skills.
What Daughtry concert did you go to SpenserJ?
IMO, the Daughtry bass player also kicks ass. “There and Back Again” is better live than even on the CD and that is one of my favorite songs.
St. Petersburg, FL in April.
Hi Everyone! *smiles*
Helloooooo MJ! :clap_tb:
AI6: Now what’s this I read on here about Phil being signed?
AI5: I’m off to tap class shortly but have to post that I’m tickled pink that my boy Elliott has moved up to number 6 on mediabase top 40. Like him or not it’s a Cinderella story for sure. He promoted the heck out of his single by hiting radio stations all over the country. Way to go Elliott!
AI4: Constantine still gives me the creeps.
AI3: Hearing Fantasia’s name still makes me a little queasy.
AI2: I dont even know who won that one – lol.
AI1: AHHH it was nice to have a Kelly/Clive free day!
I can not, for the life of me, imagine why?
A repost for those who may have had trouble accessing the thumbprint link for the photographic proof that Sanjaya was raised by Arctic wolves.
(**if this does not make sense to you, please go back and read the entire thread**)
If you are out there, I just wanted to let you know that….
Your lips are so pretty today. I love your lips.
Lu, is it the VJJ, lmao, so yucky
good job, btw, hitting all seasons!
Boulder! Can I see the Taylor gnome? Pretty please??
Boulder – I like you more each day :wub_tb:
I didn’t know you were a Daughtry fan? Very cool! What are your favorite songs off the Daughtry CD? My favorite songs are “Home”, “Crashed”, “Breakdown”, and “There and Back Again”.
It was great to learn that NOLA is a Nickelback fan and SpenserJ is a Daughtry fan.
Spense is not necessarily a Daughtry fan. Spense-friend, who went to the AI concert with us in Tampa, is the Daughtry fan. She and I bonded over our mutual love for bald men and wallet chains.
Oh. Well since SpenserJ talked about the musicians playing on the Daughtry CD and how they sounded versus what the band sounds live, I assumed she has the Daughtry CD and has been listening to it in order to make that statement about the band live vs what the musicians sound like on the CD.
Very cool that she thought the Daughtry drummer was awesome!
Squish, I never said I was a Nickelback fan. I said they are very hot right now and are sitting at #9 on the Billboard 200 Chart. I said “gotta love ’em,” meaning, they are doing their thing and good for them.
What I dislike are other groups who try and emulate bands such as Nickleback. IMO, if you are going to do something, be original, not a cookie-cutter copycat, as I feel little d and his little boys are doing.
I’m actually a fan of my homies, 3 Doors Down.
LOL Sarah. It’s hard to describe my fan/non-fan status with Chris. And, I don’t usually like to go into it here for fear of sparking a fan war and giving MJ a headache.
But, here’s the short version of how I feel: I think he’s loaded with talent. And, I voted for him twice during his season. But – the CD – which yes I did purchase (my husband was a big Chris fan on the show – it was in his Xmas stocking) is a little too one-note for me. As Sarah said, Spense-friend is a Daughtry fan, and she has it in pretty heavy rotation at her house, so I’ve listened to it quite a bit. It’s not awful or anything – I just hoped for something a little more colorful.
Favorite song on the CD? I think “Crashed”.
Least Favorite? Definitely “It’s Not Over”
And yes, if I were Chris, I’d keep the drummer and replace the rest of the them.
Let’s just say I don’t think Nickleback has to tattoo his name across his back to remember who he is.
IMO, this subject has gotten a lot of miles for not having been mentioned during the Headlines of the day.
SpenserJ, my least favorite song on the Daughtry CD is “Gone”.
Very interesting that NOLA thinks that Nickelback is “original”. Who would have thought? :shock_tb:
LOL Nola. Things do tend to veer off course don’t they?
Ya’ know what I wish? I wish we had some gosh darn Season 6 signing news. I want to know when we’re getting our CD’s and who we’re getting them from. You all remember this stuff much better than I do, but didn’t we already know this about some of them last year?
How are these people expecting to get a CD out by Thanksgiving if they don’t even know who they’re recording that CD with? I guess I’m being impatient, but this is annoying. Is this all because Jordin is only 17??!!!
Spense, I agree. Let’s make up our own Season 6 news!
I totally would, if not for fear of embarrassment when Kirsten shows back up and beats me down with her mad fiction skilz.
Why are you out here and not in chat?
It IS surprising that the Season 6 signing news isn’t here yet. At least we should have heard about Jordin and perhaps Blake by now.
I have to agree, Nickelback isn’t original.
Then again, neither are little d and the Spice Boys, who imitate Nickelback, Live, and more than likely a few other bands.
What’s worse? To be derivative in the first degree, or to be derivative in the second, third, or fourth degree?
There you go again Nevada, with the deep philosophical questions. It is just too late for me to think that hard. Perhaps Kirsten can help us with an algorithm?
Are there really people out there who don’t like Elliott?
Jordin is signed:
Jul 26th, 2007 at 11:02 pm
It IS surprising that the Season 6 signing news isnÃƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t here yet. At least we should have heard about Jordin and perhaps Blake by now.”
Blake is going to shop his Cd to the highest bidder.
“RCA Signs Teenage Singer: Unknown Arizona 17-year-old Jordin Sparks signs recording contract with RCA Music. Label said to be impressed with ingÃƒÆ’ ©nue’s pipes and enthusiasm, but it remains to be seen if a singer with no public profile can attain success.”
Since Chris Daughtry is happy and super successful, I doubt he really cares what people think at this point about whether he is the 4th degree, 12th degree, or 30 degree derivative.
The bottom line he is kicking ass this year with the best selling CD of 2007 so far. He should be proud as we Chris fans are.
Wow! What a difference a year makes! You did good Daughtry!
Great find Chicago-sally about Jordin signing with RCA (although that link doesn’t work)!
Yes there are.
Even though Elliott seems like a very sincere, likable, and super nice guy, I still don’t care for his voice at all.
Well, then I guess it’s a good thing that Chris doesn’t have to approve of our posts here.
Sure does. However, the more some things change, the more some things remain the same.
Shocking, but true
The life of the average rock band is 3-5 years.
One band in thousands survive beyond that…and of those that do manage to stay together, stay current, and still draw a crowd, only one band in a hundred manages the kind of success that qualifies as “super successful.”
Odds are, little d and the Spice Boys had to pay Nickelback for the honor & privilege of opening for them at various concerts this summer. And even if they didn’t have to pay-to-play, they’re almost certainly working for little or no money, surviving on tour support derived from CD sales.
Police, the Rolling Stones, U2, Rod Stewart, Justin Timberlake, Billy Joel….those are “super successful” acts.
LOL. Daughtry as a 30th order polynomial. Excuse me.
Sorry. This has been a bad week for math on the blog.
See, I don’t even think I know what that means.
Over 150 Million albums sold, so yep I think he qualifies.
BILLY JOEL!!!!!!! I LOVE BILLY JOEL!
If Daughtry only lasts for 3-5 years than he can always say, “I had the number 1 album of 2007, showed that 4th is the truly the new 1st, I lived out my dream of playing for thousands of fans as well as writing my own music, and I had a hell of a ride while it lasted!”
That is more than 99.9% of rock bands out there can say!
(I personally wouldn’t put Justin Timberlake in the same category as the Police, the Rolling Stones, U2, or Rod Stewart :ponder_tb:).
Don’t feel bad, I doubt little dÃƒ ¢’Å¾ ¢ does either. LMAO
I was using degree more in a legal sense, Kirsten. Murder in the first or second degree…you know.
Or I suppose it could be like a burn (pun intended) with a fourth degree burn being very bad news indeed.
he can always say, Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…â€œI had the number 1 album of 2007, showed that 4th is the trully the new 1st
And he would prove what many have thought, he is an arrogant, pompous ass.
Found on Pulse, the mid-year tour numbers:
Compiled Using 11/15/-06-5/15/07 Boxscores
1. Justin Timberlake: $52.187 million- 694,612/694,612- 50/50
2. Christina Aguilera: $43.566 million- 559,870/579,348- 59/0
3. Rod Stewart: $38.504 million- 467,229/477,864- 40/33
4. Billy Joel: $35.742 million- 378,995/379,313- 26/25
5. U2: $33.048 million- 374,723/374,723- 9/9
6. Trans-Siberian Orchestra: $33.031 million- 796,776/844,476- 83/58
7. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band: $30.75 million- 477,162/477,162- 36/36
8. Aerosmith: $26.216 million- 390,355/488,780- 20/3
9. High School Musical-The Concert: $25.424 million- 485,570/522,104- 42/5
10. Eric Clapton: $24.551 million- 290,556/295,893- 23/17
Yeah, I can see why Timberlake wouldn’t run with the big dogs…..
Who would have thought Justin was that big?
Chris never said that 4th is the new 1st (we Chris fans say it and believe it) but Elliott said that “3rd is the new 1st” in the EW article that came out last week.
Is Elliott now considered an “arrogant and pompous ass”?
Evidently not Britney.
No, lassie, just daughtry holds that distinction.
Okay – do people actually say this? I thought it was just a blog joke. Is this a common thing other places?
Because it doesn’t make any actual sense. Nothing is the new 1st. Placement is constant. 1st is always first. Even when it’s Jordin Sparks.
Jul 27th, 2007 at 12:17 am
Jul 27th, 2007 at 12:14 am
Who would have thought Justin was that big?
Evidently not Britney.
definitely need an emoticon showing drink spewing out of ones mouth. LOL.
Justin Timberlake doesn’t have the longevity that U2, the Rollingstones, Rod Stewart, etc have. I still wouldn’t put him in that category and I am sure he would put himself in the same league with those big dogs either.
Neither would Christina Augilera who also made a hell of a lot of money.
So NOLA saying “4th is the new 1st” (which Chris never said) makes an Idol an arrogant and pompass ass but saying “3rd is the new 1st” does not?
…I was always told that actions speak louder than words.
While I am not a Justin fan myself, it wouldnt surprise me for him to have longevity in this business. He has done really well with his transition from boy-bander to solo artist.
Yeah, I agree, but I still think his music is mostly carp, lol.
Wow, I haven’t heard the longevity argument since the scary boards…but I always found it ironic that an Idol fan would raise that issue when there is no guarantee that any of them will be around in 10 years.
To the contrary, evidence suggests that the majority of the Idol finalists peak fairly quickly and then fade away…
Only Kelly’s sophomore album outsold her first, and yet the jury is still out on the third.
Even Carrie could have a hard time matching her debut numbers, much less surpassing them. Does lightning strike twice?
Time will tell.
Okay, we’ve established that Chris never said that. Elliott said what he said in jest. You have established that Chris fans say it and believe it. I say that anyone who says it and “believes it” has a lack of understanding for the progression of integers. But, that’s just my humble opinion.
Is the criteria for “super successfull” have to do with just making millions and millions of dollars in concert revenue or is it longevity as well?
I think to be in the league of U2 or the Rollingstones, an artist would have to have a career that spanned decades and not just one in which concerts grossed millions of dollars in one year as Justin Timberlake’s and Christina Augilera’s did.
I am sure Britney Spears made just as much as Justin Timberlake has in concert revenue in her last concert tour yet I would never even consider putting her in the same league as U2.
But others took it into a bad place.
Bandicide in the 30th degree. LOL
(now I’m abusing the law).
Either way, little d and the Spice Boys do not qualify as “super successful.”
They have no longevity and they aren’t making millions of dollars in concert revenues.
DING, DING, DING, we have a winner!!!!
Very true Nevada. I will just put Chris in the category of “successful” since he does have the number 1 album of 2007 so far.
Whether Chris has a 2 year career or a 20 year career, that fact if it indeed happens can never be taken away from him.
If his career would end right after his debut album, Chris can always look back and say “I had a hell of a ride.”
Really? Because, ya know, if I didn’t actually read this twice a day, every day, I would totally forget.
Personally, I don’t think that success can be quantified simply by numbers….but to each their own, I suppose.
I am sure Britney Spears made just as much as Justin Timberlake has in concert revenue in her last concert tour yet I would never even consider putting her in the same league as U2.
So, lets see what we’ve learned from these discussions…
Timberlake is not in the same league as U2. (as per squishy)
Britney is not in the same league as Timberlake. (as per squishy)
daughtry is not in the same league as Britney. (me)
poor daughtry has miles to go before he sleeps
When I am 95 and cant recognize my family..the one thing that will always stick in my mind is that DAUGHTRY had the number 1 cd of 2007… :drunk_tb:
I am sure Chris isn’t losing any sleep this year over those issues…LOL!
and before he weeps…one tear, from one eye.
He doesn’t have it yet, dcd. This is only July.
dcd, you forgot to add, “so far.”
There are 19 more weeks in the 2007 Billboard year and 23 more weeks in the 2007 calendar year.
Don’t be popping those corks quite yet…
It is only July..isn’t it? Go Hannah ;)
It’s ok Boulder, he can afford stock in Kleenex ;)
Mr. D has yet to prove he’s anymore more than a copy-cat Nickleback act. Since he has no originality, I have doubts he’ll make it past 2 years. Rock groups simply do. not. last. beyond that unless you bring something new and original to the table – when the next flavor of the month comes along or the trends vary and evolve and you don’t change with the tide, you’re dead in the water.
Squishy said: “If his career would end right after his debut album, Chris can always look back and say Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…â€œI had a hell of a ride.Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬
And I say – So can everyone else who ever stepped foot on that idol stage.
Who knows, perhaps Daughtry may not have the #1 CD of the Calendar year 2007 but perhaps just of the Billboard year getting the Billboard Album of the year award.
Time will tell…
But he is still having a hell of a ride!
Who would have thought a 4th place AI finisher would have been doing so well!
Can someone tell me how Justin isn’t super successful?
Not even counting the album sales, and the sold out shows… DIAB was also nominated for an Emmy.
….ain’t “fame” by association grand?
Not really no. Since the kid’s been getting regular paychecks in show business since he was a child and is now bringing in those kinds of tour revenues? Nope, sure can’t. And, he’s not even 30. Since all of his old bandmates appear to not need any money, I’m assuming his NSynch days were pretty profitable as well.
Sorry, can’t come up with a reason why he’s not super successful.
I think we can count him as super successful. He’s been a successful recording artist for 12 years. He sells boatloads of CDs. He does well in concerts. He’s even crossed over to a couple of movies. He’s got the sales, he’s got a degree of longevity. He’s a household name.
I don’t know. It seems to be that most people agree.
If the definition of “super successful” are artists such as U2, the Rollingstones, Rod Stewart, than those artists have not only sold millions upon millions of albums and generated millions upon millions of concert revenue but their careers have spanned decades. Thus longevity is very important.
Justin Timberlake may down the road have a career that spans decades but right now he doesn’t. Thus I wouldn’t put him in that category as of yet.
Perhaps one day for Justin…
He is successful *now*. I see nothing about him that reads he’ll be any sort of a force 5 years from now – and I put Little D in that category as well, although D isn’t *anywhere* in the same league as Timblerlake currently.
All you have to do is look at music trends over the past 40 years. Only a handful of solo artists and groups last beyond that. There are far more performers who lay low and produce albums to a steady fan base than aren’t swayed by musical Top 40 trends. They aren’t at the top of the charts, but they continue to make a decent living.
First – I’m not a Timberlake fan, and I own no Timberlake CD’s. BUT – I see nothing to indicate that he’ll be some kind of footnote in 5 years time. Hell, in 5 years he’ll probably have an Oscar.
When all else fails, change the subject.
*** blows chunks.
Yep Justin Timberlake could win an Oscar down the road. He is very talented IMO.
Again time will tell on Justin but for now I wouldn’t put him in the same category as U2 or the Rollingstones.
Blake wears fugly hats and is the weakest singer to reach the AI top 2.
Okay, just like McPhee, I’m over it.
So – do we know if PJ arrived safely in Seattle? I wonder what mischief those girls are up to tonight?
It’s Friday in part of this world, so I call it Tacoma concert day.
So, which home-boy is going to get a larger reaction from the crowd? Sanjaya “The Hair” Malakar or Blake “The Hat” Lewis?
And will anybody cry?
From what we have learned from all credible sources, little “d” and his blurry band are not making any money from touring yet. He lost money on the solo bar gigs and is now an opener for Nickelback. He may sell more CDs but its Clive that benefits from CD sales. Chris’s recoupment bill for radio support, videos and tour support will be hanging over his head for a long time yet. If the average shelf life of a band is 3 to 5 years, he could potentially be lucky to come out of it debt free unless he starts touring solo and making a profit. The band members are making a steady paycheck. little “d”, not so much.
Spense, they are behaving. They are in the NW. The bars close down at midnight. LOL
*cough* it’s only 10 pm here. They are probably trying to find out where Blake is partying.
(tomorrow, I’m dead)
Wow, really Nola? That’s just when the fun starts!
The Rolling Stones.
The Rolling Stones.
The Rolling Stones.
The Rolling Stones.
The Rolling Stones.
I gotta go with Blake. Unless Sanjaya stuffs the stadium with the kids his mom used to sell pot to.
Stupid me. I forget it’s earlier there. LOL
As for the home town applause meterÃƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ Sanjaya or Blake. I go with Sanjaya. The young girls will be out in force routing for him.
For more reasons than one my little friend.
Yes. Someone always cries.
Tough call on the hometown applause..if I was there I would cheer for Sanjaya since Cecilia would be cheering for Blake. Have to even it out :P
I just read in the paper that those guys got paid $5.4 million for doing a private concert in Spain for 500 banker dudes:
“Thank you for having us. The best part is it’s coming out of your bonuses,” Jagger reportedly joked with the invite-only crowd.
Sanjaya it is then.
(I think Blake has a few fans amongst the oregano crowd himself)
LOL – that’s pretty funny. That goes back to our appearance fee conversation a few days ago. Just about everybody’s got a price, even guys like this.
He’s big with spices? lol
I am sure Chris isn’t losing sleep over his finances either. Chris has said in recent interviews that he and his wife are not spending their money but are saving it for he knows that it could all end tomorrow. He has also invested in a home. Sounds like he is making sound choices.
Thanks Nevada. The Rolling Stones!
I don’t loose sleep over Idol airplay, sales, or VH1 video rankings either…
*(Book sales included.)
Wow, what a thrill, 500 banker dudes! I can’t imagine a less rawking crowd than 500 banker dudes…except maybe…er, never mind.
Mick Jagger turned 64 years young today.
And he still has hair.
Nevada, some of those banker dudes can get pretty crazy.
Add to that how much money they’re making, how they’re spending it, and what they had for lunch and I’m with ya.
That’s so last night.
We are still accepting guesses as to who will get the biggest reaction on Friday in Tacoma.
Will Blake mix it up being a new character? I’m hoping for the cleaning lady that Carol Burnett used to do.
Which means it should not have been discussed AT ALL…
BTW, I’m thisclose to banning Season 5 talk all together. It’s all so lame and boring at this point…