Idol Headlines for 08/20/10

@IdolsNow: CHRIS DAUGHTRY, who is a guest vocalist on new Santana CD, joins Santana on stage at Hard Rock in Las Vegas for special show on Aug 25.


Adam Lambert will perform at VEVO’s exclusive Summer Sets Concert Series on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at Clowes Memorial Hall, Indianapolis, IN. To win a pair of only 43 sets of tickets, you’ve got to enter VEVO’s contest. Deets are HERE.


Listen to Fantasia’s album Back to Me at Centric TV. Plus, her Walmart Soundcheck is not to be missed. Back to Me drops August 24.


Ad buyers think American Idol is in decline, will fall from #1 this year or next

American Idol’s reign at the top of the television mountain is coming to an end, according to the people who matter most: those who buy and place advertising.

Media Life surveyed media buyers and found that Simon Cowell’s “exit will hasten the show’s decline in the ratings, ” and added that “88 percent chose Cowell” as the judge they’ll miss the most. “Just 11 percent chose [Paula] Abdul, who left last year, and fewer than 2 percent chose [Ellen] DeGeneres, who lasted just one season.”

Read more at Reality Blurred

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Amid falling ratings, ‘American Idols’ still singing for Seattle

“In the early years, that was one of things that made the show so amazingly cool: that chemistry between Simon and Paula and Randy, ” said smooth-voiced fourth-place finalist Michael “Big Mike” Lynche, calling from a tour stop in Dallas. “Along with getting great contestants and great talent, they really got to get the judge situation under control. … The judges hold so much weight on the show.”

Read more at Seattle Times

Bucko with KOST103.5 interviews American Idol winner Lee DeWyze

Interview: Crystal Bowersox from American Idol

After writing about the contestants of American Idol season nine this year, I had an opportunity to sit down with several of the contestants during their tour stop in Sacramento, CA.

Runner-up Crystal Bowersox and I talk water balloon fights, Ellen’s decision to leave Idol and how she stays in contact with her son while on tour.


David Archuleta, ‘The Other Side of Down’ — 2010 New Album Preview

In 2008, David Archuleta garnered the attention of music fans everywhere, with his stirring runner-up performance on ‘American Idol.’ A few months later, he cemented his status as one of today’s hottest young pop stars, with the release of his self-titled debut album, as well as a stellar Christmas record. Now, the singer is gearing up to release a brand new album, titled ‘The Other Side of Down.’

Read more at AOL Radio

Massacre Survivor Shines At ‘Idol’ Audition

SAN FRANCISCO — One of the thousands of ‘American Idol’ hopefuls who came to AT&T Park Thursday was a young Sonoma County woman who’s father tried to silence her voice forever in a massacre over two decades ago that left seven people dead.

Like the other singers who came to the first round of San Francisco auditions for the Fox reality competition, 24-year-old Carmina Salcido was vying for a spot on the upcoming 10th season of “American Idol.”


Josiah Leming Promo Video

Josiah’s debut album ‘C’mon Kid’ drops on 9/14

Introducing Josiah Leming from Dean k on Vimeo.

Natalie Jolley stays positive to the end

PLEASANT VIEW — Natalie Jolley kept her positive and loving attitude until the last hours of her life. The 21-year-old died early Saturday morning after a three-year battle with the juvenile bone cancer Ewings sarcoma.Jolley was well-known in her community as an outgoing, loving and energetic girl. She was honored on Aug. 6 with a “Last Wish” concert by American Idol finalist Brooke White. White, Vista Hospice and North Ogden city helped sponsor the concert, and all proceeds of the event were going to Jolley’s true last wish: a family vacation to Hawaii.

That dream would have been a reality for Jolley, because $14, 400 was raised, exceeding the goals of concert organizers by about $400. Jolley and her family felt honored and blessed by the experience.

Read more at Standard-Examiner

Jordin Sparks Remembers Singing In Class On ‘When I Was 17’

When Jordin Sparks was 17, she was constantly singing — which might explain why she nabbed the “American Idol” crown that same year. The pop star discusses her continuous crooning in the latest episode of “When I Was 17, ” which airs Saturday (August 21) at 11 a.m. ET.

Read more at MTV

Carrie Underwood Puts Her Panic Attacks to Rest

With her constant stream of top awards and her handsome new husband Mike Fisher, Carrie Underwood may appear to be on top of the world, but the country superstar reveals this wasn’t always the case.

In high school, says the Checotah, Okla., native, she suffered panic attacks, Underwood tells WebMD the Magazine. Particularly problematic was Christmas shopping, which, she says, “seemed to be my worst nightmare.”

Read more at People

Heather Morris dances into airhead role on ‘Glee’

Getting rejected from “So You Think You Can Dance” was the best thing that ever happened to Heather Morris.

Morris plays the deliciously dimwitted Brittany on Fox’s “Glee” and has been promoted to a regular for the series’ second season. But in 2006, she failed to place in “Dance’s” Top 20.

“I have a really good mother who taught me well, ” Morris told the Herald in a recent telephone interview from her home in Los Angeles.

Read more at the Boston Herald

Ryan Seacrest @ Yesterday’s San Francisco Auditions

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