Idol Headlines for 08/02/09

SPIN CYCLE : Shocker: Kris Allen is a nice guy!

MacIntyre, Anoop Desai and Michael Sarver wanted to discuss the tour, their recording plans and careers.

Not me.

I wanted Kris Allen dirt.

So during the afternoon press hour that preceded the July 25 American Idols Live Tour, I asked the four other finalists who joined the Idol from Arkansas for one-on-one interviews (mine was a three-on-one; friends at 103.7 The Buzz and I pooled our time) to dish on Allen. (Runner up Adam Lambert was presumably busy having his makeup done.)


Fans flock to Arena to catch ‘American Idol’ tour stop

Allen, Iraheta, Desai, MacIntyre and Sarver all have plans in the works to release albums coming off the tour.

Desai is in talks about a record deal.

“I hope that solidifies itself before the end of the summer, ” he said.

Iraheta’s album is expected to drop in the fall, followed by Allen’s in November. After starting work on his album as soon as he left “American Idol” after his elimination, MacIntyre is now about midway through production.

“I’m be scrambling as soon as I get off the road to tie up some loose ends and then it will be hitting in the fall, ” MacIntyre said. “It’s all original music kind of along the lines of John Mayer, Gavin DeGraw. There’s always a little Bruce Hornsby in the back there somewhere.”

MacIntyre said fans can get a sneak peek of his upcoming album on his MySpace page at

Sarver plans to release his own album late next year, which he described as modern, soulful country.

Gwinnett Daily Post

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Top 10 Idols rock Memphis

In fact, up until this year, I had never been able to make it through an entire season.

I will say, however, that I’m a gigantic, 13-year-old-screaming-girl-like fan of this year’s top 10 contestants.

As Beth Liggett Cogbill and I mourned the ending of this season (and the fact that Adam Lambert didn’t win) we found ourselves wanting more.

The Leaf Chronicle

‘Burn the Floor’: Not your grandmother’s cha-cha

Reporting from New York — At a recent rehearsal of “Burn the Floor” at the Longacre Theatre, Jeremy Garner and Sarah Hives sultrily moved through their paces, the heat amped up by their youthful beauty and personal chemistry.

When associate producer Peta Roby, sitting in the theater’s orchestra, was asked what is the dance, she replied, “It’s a cha-cha. It’s traditionally an afternoon dance, not like the rumba or tango, which are more sensual evening dances. It’s the kind that a young man could dance with his mother or auntie.”

Los Angeles Times

American Idol finalist’s singing camp gives back to Kern County youth

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Many people dream about making it big, but they don’t know how to get there or even what to expect if they do. That’s a situation that Bakersfield teens Taylor Dunn and Danielle Darling know all too well.

“Being able to make other people happy with your singing is awesome, ” said Dunn.

“I really feel like it’s my calling to be an actress, ” said Darling. “To be this triple-threat of dancing, acting and singing. I’m just going to get my foot in the door any way I can.”

Bakersfield Now

Former ‘American Idol’ David Cook will headline Bethlehem’s Musikfest on Monday

When you’ve been an “American Idol” fan since day one, like I am, it’s a pretty big deal when you get to talk to one of the champions.

It’s an especially big deal when the champion is actually the person you dialed in dozens of calls for. (Sorry David Archuleta.)

Getting to the point, I was able to have 10 minutes to talk recently with season seven “American Idol” David Cook, who will be headlining Musikfest in Bethlehem on Monday.

Lehigh Valley Live

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