Idol Headlines for 08/16/10

Kris Allen “The Truth” Music Video debuts on VH1 Tuesday, 8/17

@JiveMusic tweets, “@KrisAllen’s “The Truth” will be on VH1 starting tmrw! Stay tuned 2 for news about the Exclusive ONLINE PREMIERE!”

Kris Allen’s official website announces it will debut ONLINE on 8/18/10.


Jordin Sparks will appear on Live With Regis and Kelly Thursday 8/19 ahead of her debut later that night as Nina Rosario in the Broadway musical In The Heights. Rumor has it she’ll sing “Breathe” from the show.


Mississippi Television Special Focused on Tourism, Resiliency of Residents to be Taped on Gulf Coast

Governor Haley Barbour today announced that the state of Mississippi will be featured in a one-hour television special to be aired on the CW network Aug. 27, 2010. The television special will highlight the resilience and spirit of Gulf Coast residents and include celebrity testimonials, music acts, and interviews with coastal residents…..

On Monday, August 16, the following artists will tape segments for the show: Kyle and Chris Massey; Ace Young; and Ricky Skaggs. The public is encouraged to participate as extras during this taping which will take place from 3 p.m. through 9 p.m. Tickets are not required for the Monday taping.

On Tuesday, August 17, the following artists will tape segments to be included in the special: Montgomery Gentry; Terri Clark; Bo Bice; Lone Star; and David Hasselhoff, who will perform and serve as event host. Tuesday’s taping will begin at 8 p.m.

I just confirmed with management that Taylor Hicks will also be part of the Tuesday 8/17 tapings

Read more HERE.

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‘American Idol’ Lee DeWyze says people will be ‘surprised’ by his album

“It’s so my vibe. It’s everything I’ve wanted to do. I’m writing on everything, so it’s really me. And I can’t wait to show everybody what I’m doing, ” he said. “I think people are going to be a little surprised.”

See the Video at OnTheRedCarpet

22, 000 seats for Idol, 6, 000 tickets sold

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Ca. – Rolled into the Shoreline Amphitheatre parking lot about 1:45 p.m. on Saturday (Aug. 14th) for a long day. Stopped and asked the lot attendant where to park.

“Oh, you can go over there, ” he said, pointing to the lot to my left. “We only sold 6, 000 tickets for tonight’s show (American Idol Summer Tour) so I don’t think it’s going to get too crowded.”

I inquired about the Shoreline’s capacity. “Oh, about 22, 000, ” he said.

Read more at the Press-Democrat

EXCLUSIVE! Former ‘American Idol’ Contestants Fight Back, Say Show Isn’t Over Yet!

The Season 9 contestants react to the shift in the judging panel but remain sure the show will go on!

Next season’s judging panel for American Idol may be up in the air, with Simon Cowell, Ellen DeGeneres, and Kara DioGuardi out, rumored to be replaced by names including Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, and Jessica Simpson, but last season’s contestants feel like the show will go on no matter what! Former contestant Lee DeWyze told EXCLUSIVELY, “I don’t think anyone is going to ruin the show, the show is going to be successful as long as people are doing there own thing and not trying to copy anyone else, they’ll be fine.” And everyone else seems to agree!

Read more at Hollywood Life

Lee DeWyze interview – 8/13

In this pre-Staples-center interview, Lee DeWyze says he’s written a lot of tunes for his album, but also has a couple of his pre-Idol tunes lined up for the new album.

Plus, the 10/26 release date for his album could be pushed back.

via Libracats

Casey James, rest of American Idol tour crew play Sacramento on Thursday

Who will stand out at Wednesday’s show?

It could be third-place finisher Casey James, 28, the goldilocks guitar guy who impressed the judges at his audition in Denver. The Bee caught up with James before a recent tour stop in Phoenix. He yawned (over the phone) a lot and promptly apologized.

Read more at the Sacramento Bee

‘American Idol”s Tim Urban and DIdi Benami discuss the tour, fame, and their futures

With the American Idol Live! concert playing Toledo in less than two weeks, I thought I’d get back to the posting the interviews with the show’s performers. I spoke with the top-10 singers from last season’s Idol during a July 1 afternoon interview session at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Mich., where the tour was launched.

As promised, today’s featured performers are:

Tim Urban, who was routinely blasted by the Idol judges, but whose smile and tween appeal kept him going into seventh place. And Didi Benami, who very early in the show impressed the judges with her version of Kara DioGuardi’s “Terrified, ” and then struggled once the show went live. She was eliminated at the top 10 spot, which was good enough to get her on the tour.

Read more at the Toledo Blade

Cheryl Cole set for X Factor glamour rival as Simon Cowell asks Nicole Scherzinger to stay for Judges’ Houses stage

Simon Cowell may be about to put the pert X Factor noses of Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue miaowt of joint.

For the ITV1 show supremo is banking on Pussycat Doll Nicole Sherzinger to lift the new series so much that he’s begging her to stay on for the Judges’ Houses section.

Nicole, 32, was such a success as a guest judge at the auditions that both Simon and Louis Walsh have invited the on-off-on American girlfriend of Formula 1 ace Lewis Hamilton to be a mentor for the final stages to help pick the acts who reach the studio.

Read more at the Daily

Research shows that median age for network audiences is now 51

A new study of broadcast audiences finds that the median age for viewers at ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox is now 51 years.

Even the audience for American Idol is graying. The median age for the once-dominant talent show has jumped from 36 to 44 over the past seven seasons.

Read more at USA Today

Kris Allen introduces the Arkansas Rice Depot

Kris Allen tells a little bit about Arkansas Rice Depot’s Hunger Project, a way for you to go hungry with us and give the money you would spend on food to help other hungry Arkansans eliminate hunger from their lives

Fantasia’s Married BF — Time to Pack Up

Antwaun Cook — the married man who was (and still might be) dating Fantasia Barrino — collected a bunch of his belongings from his family home in North Carolina … and got the hell out.

According to reports, 26-year-old Cook has moved into a nearby apartment.

The move comes just days after Cook was seen canoodling with Fantasia while a camera crew documented the entire encounter … perhaps for a reality show.

See the photo at TMZ

Another Teaser for the Kris Allen “The Truth” Music Video

It’s supposed to be released today…we’ll see. (It has an 8/18/10 date on the post. Not sure if that means the vid will be released Wednesday?) Jim Cantiello has a copy of “The Truth”. Check out the tweet.

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