Idol Headlines for 08/16/09

Adam Lambert memorable in Idols show

Sure, it was a three-hour show with 10 singers on stage. But in reality, it all came down to that final half-hour when Adam Lambert and Kris Allen took their turns on the stage to answer a lingering question.

Who was the real American Idol — Allen, the clean cut kid who won the most votes on the TV show, or Lambert, the chameleon-like drama boy who made the cover of the Rolling Stone? Well, it’s a tough one to answer. The two are so different in style. But based on their performances last night to a crowd of almost 11, 000 at Copps Coliseum, we’ll give the edge to Lambert.


Finalists make big splash on Live! tour

The American Idols Live! 2009 tour prepares to roll into TD Garden on Tuesday. Flamboyant runner-up Adam Lambert, according to all reports, is the star of the show, outshining last season’s winner, the likable, low-key Kris Allen.

But fans also want another look at the other Top 10 finalists from last season. We talked to two season eight stars about their ‘Idol’  experience: North Carolina native Anoop Desai, 22, who went from cultural anthropology major to unlikely pop-culture icon; and Milwaukee’s Danny Gokey, 29, whose wife died shortly before he auditioned for the show but who fulfilled the couple’s dream nonetheless.

Boston Herald

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Idols Live!

From the first audition, “American Idol” judges told Lil Rounds that she has the name of a star.

Then they heard the songstress from Tennessee perform, and pronounced that she indeed had the talent to go along with the name.

Rounds would eventually beat out millions for a spot on the hit reality TV show, ultimately finishing seventh.

Now fans of Rounds can see her perform live, along with the other nine finalists, when the “American Idol” concert tour makes a stop at Boston’s TD Bank Garden on Tuesday, Aug. 18. A performance also is scheduled at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H. on Tuesday, Sept. 15.

Eagle Tribune

EXCLUSIVE: ‘American Idol’ Tells Posh To Lighten Up

Forget the British stiff upper lip, love. American Idol executives have told Victoria Beckham to lighten up as they try to tutor
her for her guest judge appearances, can reveal exclusively.

“Several people from Idol are working with her, telling her to soften her stage presence and not come off as so severe, ” a source close to production told

Radar Online

American Idol Tour: Part III – Matt Giraud

The sexy sounds of Matt Giraud caught the attention of fans the first time he waltzed on stage with his fedora. Matt Giraud had a flare that shined when he performed and week after week he proved why he was among the top Idol contestants. Every time the Michigan native hit the stage fans grew week in the knees from his sultry sounds that ooze with confidence and style. Currently making his rounds around the States, the history enthusiast is taking in the culture and enjoying the ride.

Paula Abdul: ‘Idol’ Ain’t So Bad After All!

Our sources say Paula’s Twitter is retracted — at least in her mind – if the price is right. As we first reported, the magic number is $10 million. Will Paula move from that number? The way negotiations go in Hollywood … probably, but we don’t know for sure and if so how much she’s willing to give.

We’re also told Paula’s meetings with ABC didn’t really go anywhere. She doesn’t want to do “Dancing with the Stars” — we’re told, in no small part, because she wants to be able to jump on a plane on a moment’s notice to rejoin her fellow judges on “Idol.”

Review: ‘American Idol’ tour sticks to formula

Every time the Harlem Globetrotters come to town, you know the outcome. It’s the same with American Idol, which follows up the show each summer with the same unimaginative template of a tour, inserting different faces into the well-established roles.

While my prayers that a guy named Anoop would win American Idol went unanswered, the drama on this year’s show was that the wrong guy won. Saturday night at the Blue Cross Arena, many of the 7, 000 fans made it known at every opportunity that the fella in eyeliner, Adam Lambert, was their choice over the actual winner, Kris Allen.


David Archuleta on life after ‘American Idol’; he performs Monday at The Intersection in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS — When David Archuleta was in Grand Rapids last year, he was riding high at the crest of the “American Idols” live tour. But this year’s visit has the teen sensation riding even higher, headlining his own concert Monday at The Intersection.

“I love doing my own shows. Everyone who comes out to the show actually paid to come watch you perform, which is a strange thought if you really think about it — haha, ” Archuleta said in an interview from a tour stop. “The crowd feels a lot more intimate, and I feel like I’m at a more personal level at my own shows. There’s just a great vibe that I feel from the audience, and it only makes me want to put on a better show.”


Review: Clarkson charms audience with pop hits

When Kelly Clarkson ended her lively set at the Illinois State Fair Saturday night, the crowd clustered around the stage began chanting her name, hoping for an encore.
‘Kel-ly! Kel-ly! Kel-ly!’ 

It’s hard to imagine a similar outpouring for some of her contemporaries (‘Av-ril! Fer-gie!’ ), and it says a lot about Clarkson’s relationship with her fans.

For many of the 5, 067 people who went to the Grandstand concert ‘” many, if not a majority, of them young women ‘” Kelly is just like us.

Grease is the word

After all these years, ‘Grease’  has kept its groove and its meaning.

The hit musical revival has been making the rounds on its national tour. It’s next stop is the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center.

The show will bring season five ‘American Idol’  winner Taylor Hicks to the stage as ‘Teen Angel.’ 

Simon Cowell’s the saviour of Saturday nights as X Factor returns

THANK goodness for that! After weeks of rubbish TV and repeats, along comes Simon Cowell as the saviour of Saturday nights.

Of course, the success of The X Factor is not all down to him. The last series was revitalised by the addition of Cheryl Cole as a judge, and many viewers will be tuning in just to see what she’s wearing. And how often she cries at the wannabe’s sob stories.

The award-winning entertainment show returns for a sixth series, starting with the best bit ‘ the auditions.

Sunday Mercury

Rumor Patrol: Who’s Dancing with the Stars This Season?

There’s no tiptoeing around it, the question weighing on everyone’s mind this weekend is: Who’ll be putting on their boogie-woogie shoes for Dancing with the Stars’ ninth season?

That’s right, we did say nine seasons.

With the announcement of the next cast just around the corner, Monday morning to be exact, we thought we’d compile a list of possible candidates for you.

Some are just rumors, some have more or less confirmed the news, but either way, let’s play the speculation and see what we come up with…

Here’s what we know so far:

Laurie Ann Gibson: Making Her Brand

here are many things Laurie Ann Gibson is great at. She’s a world renown choreographer and dancer who has worked with artists like Beyonce, Lady GaGa, Brandy, Jordin Sparks, and Michael Jackson. She’s already jumped into movies, choreographing Paramount Pictures’ Alfie and Universal’s Jessica Alba dance flick Honey, which she also has a starring role in. She’s responsible for creating the eye-popping stage shows for Danity Kane and Day26, and showing competitors how it’s done on Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance.

Biting her tongue, however, is not really her strong suit.

Neon Limelight

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