American Idols Live Tour in Greensboro
GREENSBORO N.C. – The top ten finalists from this season’s American Idol performed to an enthusiastic crowd at the Greensboro Coliseum Sunday night.
Before the show, FOX8 News talked with Adam Lambert, Allison Iraheta, and Scott MacIntyre in addition to North Carolina’s own Anoop Desai.
Seeing stars on stage
GREENSBORO ‘â€ Anoop might be the Tar Heel homeboy, but an informal survey among those going to the American Idols Live! Tour on Sunday showed that Adam was the crowd favorite.
‘He’s fabulous, ‘ said Casey Davis, 14, her hair adorned with an Adam Lambertesque blue streak. She had on orange pants and painted her fingernails black for the show, too.
Her friend, Sara Stamatiades, also 14, chimed in as they waited to go in before the show at Greensboro Coliseum Sunday.
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Allen, Lambert and gang rock Charlotte
If ‘American Idol’ the TV show is one five-month-long education, then consider its concert tour the graduation ceremony: Freed from the pressure of being graded ‘ er, judged ‘ it’s one last chance for a disparate group to celebrate what was before heading their separate ways.
Saturday’s stop before a nearly full house at Time Warner Cable Arena provided plenty of clues about what awaits the top 10 contestants from the most recent season. For some ‘ say, runner-up Adam Lambert, a one-man rock spectacle ‘ that’s probably pop stardom; for others, it’s a return to obscurity.
The Golden Idol: Kris Allen
With all that hubbub, it’s almost as if the actual contestants of the singing show sensation could get lost in the mix. But not if you’re season eight winner Kris Allen, who became victorious in May, and not if you happen to be one of the stars on this summer’s American Idols LIVE! 2009 Summer Tour. Along with runner-up Adam Lambert (who seems to be getting all the press, thanks to his precision with an eyeliner pencil and all the media tongues wagging about his sexuality) and other top-10 finalists like Anoop Desai and Lil Rounds, Allen is traveling all around the country until Sept. 15, when the tour ends in New Hampshire.
Adam Lambert rocks the Bank Atlantic Center– along with Kris What’s-His-Name
I’m 40 years old and a Glambert. I admit it.
What can I say, American Idol is a guilty pleasure and has been for a few years now. My husband and I both love the show, and are fans of Chris Daughtry, David Cook and now–Adam Lambert.
So it was a perfect foray back to the land of the living for me to attend the American Idol show at the Bank Atlantic Center this past week. Being that I had a baby 3 weeks ago, it was my first night out on my own and what a night it was…
Now don’t get me wrong–I think all of the singers this year were really talented in their own ways…but no one can come close to Adam Lambert as far as his voice–or his performance.
American Idol’s Jordin Sparks serenades her fans via Ustream.tv and Twitter chat
American Idol’s Jordin Sparks serenades her fans via Ustream.tv and Twitter chat, Sunday, August 2, 2009. She lost track of time and had not realized she had been chatting with her fans for 2.5 hours. The chat posts were flying off the pages as 1480 viewers were logged on using their Twitter account or as Guests.
On Sunday night, Jordin made sure her Twitter fans knew she was going to be on direct video chat with them, and soon after @therealjordin became a fast trending topic on Twitter.
Jordin dressed and spoke casually from her hotel room as she explained the genesis of the song she sang on the video posted here which was Jordin’s trial run prior to the main event later in the evening.
Constantine Maroulis: I ‘Opened the Door’ for Future Idol Rockers
But, he says, there is something he’d do differently if he were able to appear on Idol again. “They had a hard time getting the support from artists and publishers to clear a lot of the material, so there were a lot of songs I wanted to do that I couldn’t do, ” he says. “Stuff from U2, Aerosmith, anything Led Zeppelin, Bon Jovi. That was the stuff I was really good at. If I could have done the ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ kind of thing week after week, it would have been interesting to see how it would have worked out.”
Still, Maroulis thinks his appearance helped pave the way for future rockers that appeared on the show. “I definitely opened the door for people after me, like Chris Daughtry and David Cook and all those guys, ” he says. “[Season 8 runner-up] Adam [Lambert]’s a good kid, I wish him all the best.”
American Idol Finalist, Anwar Robinson, Drops His First Solo Recording ‘Night’s Hot, ‘ Together With Bryan Galligan’s ‘Little Pompeii’
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ — Since American Idol, Anwar Robinson’s been busy acting, performing and recording. Anwar Robinson’s first solo release, “Night’s Hot” has the kind of spark that spells hit. Back on the scene with a red hot sound and new look, Anwar Robinson is sure to cause a stir. Gone are his famous dreadlocks, but not his good looks and charm. Early reviews sing his praises and Robinson said, “I’m really excited about the feedback and hope the tune pleases my fans.” Anwar Robinson uses his voice to unleash the kind of steam and romance you’d want for a special date night. The song’s melody has staying power with a smooth and creamy Neo-Soul feel. This track is sure to chart and was produced by Bo-Ty Productions, a multi-genre independent record label and production company.
An average night with Daughtry at House of Blues
Tickets sold out in, like, a nano-second for Sunday’s Daughtry show at House of Blues.
The band fronted by Chris Daughtry, one of the many, many American Idol stars dotting the pop culture landscape, is now arguably one of the biggest acts in the country. Its sophomore album, Leave This Town, just debuted atop of the charts, knocking Michael Jackson out of No. 1.
It’s the band’s second chart-topping album, a stunning accomplishment for an act as utterly average as Daughtry. And it shows that there’s nothing better to launch a career than an Idol connection, outside of a show on The Disney Channel.
A look at the crowd at a Daughtry concert is still a snapshot of enviable demographic diversity: Kids and moms, date-night couples, older folks. How could such a group be so captivated?
Idol Finalist Concert Closes Fair
It’s the last day of the Montana State Fair and the final musical performance came from a former American Idol finalist. After several nights of country acts, Brett Michaels rocked the crowd last night and today (8/2) Season 7 Idol contestant Amanda Overmyer took the stage. Her sound has often been compared to Janice Joplin but she calls it modern southern rock.
Clowning Around Leads To Injuries
On the July 30 episode of So You Think You Can Dance, choreographer Tyce Diorio’s opening number, ‘Send In The Clowns, ‘ should have been re-titled, ‘Send In The Paramedics.’ Because by the end of that routine, three of the four dancers who made it into the finals had become the walking wounded.
Worst off: Jeanine Mason, who sported a six-inch gash in the middle of her right shin. ‘The piece had a box and I’m supposed to walk the rim of the box, ‘ she says. ‘And [during rehearsals] they wanted to see if I could run it. But it’s only an inch and a half wide. I tried running it and I fell and cut my shin open. I have a bit of a scar but I’m okay.’
So You Think You Can Pick the Winner?
After almost two months of live performances, the season five finale of So You Think You Can Dance arrives this week. From thousands of contestants down to the top four, this week is sure to be explosive, as America crowns its favorite dancer once again.
Think you know who’s going to take the win? Let’s take a look at some of the top four’s highlights before making any rash judgments…
‘Burn the Floor’ brings ballroom dancing to B’way
NEW YORK ‘â€ There’s nothing like a little help from a popular television talent contest to put some oomph into a Broadway show’s potential box office appeal.
“Burn the Floor, ” an exhausting, perpetual-motion dance extravaganza on view at the Longacre Theatre, has spiced up its footwork with the addition of two big names from ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” ‘â€ Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff.
The twosome, appearing in the production through Aug. 16, are the best thing about this relentless show, nearly two hours of hip-wiggling, pelvis-grinding and arm-waving by a bevy of often bare-chested guys and babes in the skimpiest of outfits.
Chmerkovskiy and Smirnoff have definite personalities. He possesses a swagger and a smile that borders on a boyish sneer. She generates a wild abandon. Maybe it’s all that untamed red hair.