Idol Headlines for 08/23/07

Today Idol headlines after the jump ¦

‘Idols’ show starts slow, finishes on high note

The American Idols Live tour set up shop in the Mellon Arena last night with one of the cheapest looking stages ever to grace a major tour.

The unimaginative set, with its tacky lighting, poor layout, spinning disco balls and stop-motion video screen hoisted high above it all, set the stage for an evening of performances that could be described as a night with “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.”…….


Idol” Finalist May Postpone Wedding

Brides are stressed out enough, but most of them are not also on tour with “American Idol.”

Finalist Haley Scarnato is too busy to plan a wedding because of the “Idol” tour, which means the wedding will have to wait. She postponed it because of the tour, but now she tells TV Guide online she may have to postpone it again….


Kelly Clarkson tickets on sale Saturday

Kelly Clarkson, one of the most popular winners from Fox Network’s “American Idol, ” will perform in the Event Center at the Oneida Nation’s Turning Stone Resort and Casino on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

All seats are $75 for the 8 p.m. show and go on sale 10 a.m. Saturday. Tickets are available by calling the box office at 361-SHOW or toll-free at 1-877-833-SHOW daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets may also be purchased at any Ticketmaster location or online at


‘Idol’ Chat: Nicole Tranquillo recounts her trip to the Top 24

Peter Mucha [Inquirer online writer]: Nicole, congratulations on making American Idol’s Top 24. What are your feelings about the whole experience, looking back?

Nicole Tranquillo: Thank you so much! Basically looking back I just feel very proud and honored to have been a part of something so huge like American Idol. I had a blast and made great connections and great friends!

Peter Mucha: Are you still in touch with any of the contestants? ………..

American Idol Star Mandisa’s True Beauty Shines

…The past few weeks have been a whirlwind for the woman Entertainment Weekly said had …considerable pipes. As many critics have raved about her technique and true vocal talent, Mandisa has also been well received in recent television appearances. Meredith Vieira and Matt Lauer loved having her as a guest journalist on The Today Show, reporting on the enormous crowd of hopefuls at the American Idol auditions in San Diego, Ca. She offered helpful advice for those auditioning to make their 10 seconds of fame count and remain true to themselves, despite what others may say about them…..


All eyes on ‘Idol, ‘ present and pastWith tryouts at Wachovia, tips from local contestants made good.

…Four not at all idle since ‘Idol’
The Philadelphia area – if you count the Jersey Shore and suburban Reading – sent four singers into the national spotlight on Fox’s American Idol.
With auditions for Idol’s seventh season starting this weekend at the Wachovia Center, here’s what the four are up to these days:

The Last Goodnight Team With Idol for Tour

Connecticut buzz band, The Last Goodnight, have just announced a fall tour with American Idol Elliot Yamin. The band will release their debut album, Poison Kiss, through Virgin Records on August 28…..


Miami’s “American Idol” auditions, 10:45 a.m.: Hey, Constantine!

You wanna know how tight a ship FOX is running at these here American Idol auditions? Not only are the nameless faceless security dudes keeping the media and contestants on a tight leash behind several metal barricades like well-dressed veal, but they’re even making the semi-famous jump through hoops.

On the way out of the venue to come back here to Pop Stuff’s Miami outpost for a breather, I walked past an unhappy-looking, familiar guy with long curly hair standing outside the barricades.


“Yeah, ” acknowledged a polite-ish but obviously preoccupied Constantine Maroulis, 2005 “Idol” contestant and current “Bold and the Beautiful” star……..

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Miami’s “American Idol” auditions, 2 p.m.: I took the door less traveled by…

…which probably means that I’ve made the next round of “American Idol.”

Because the door most traveled through, otherwise known as Gate 7 at Miami’s American Airlines Arena, is the exit for all of those singers who have been told “Thanks but no thanks” by the producers who form the first hurdle to Idoldom. And there are a lot more “no”‘s being given to the crowd, which numbers somewhere between 8, 000 (according to senior producer Patrick Lynn) and 10, 000 (host with the most Ryan Seacrest)…….

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Miami “American Idol” auditions, 4 p.m.: The fabulous and the freaky

…Of course, as I said previously, there were a lot more people being ushered through Rejection Village than Victory Town. A whole lot more. And not one person that I saw cursed anyone out, or flipped the bird, or passionately explained how all of us bleeping people could bleepingly bleep their bleeping bleep. Methinks they either save that jazz for Simon and them, or everyone in Miami is just that mature and polite.

Yeah. I think they’re saving it for Simon, too…..

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Midlands musician offers his take on the ‹Idol audition experience

What did I enjoy most about auditioning for …American Idol with 8, 000 or more of my closest friends?


Was it the sleep deprivation? The two-hour nap last Thursday morning between the end of my night shift at work and the start of my trek to North Charleston for registration?

Was it waiting in line for four hours that day to register for the right to wait in line for four more hours Saturday just to enter the coliseum?

Was it having to wear a plastic shopping bag over my right hand while in the shower to protect the paper wristband I was required to display for three days? (Ah, the wristband, which advertised proudly to every Tom, Dick and Harry that I had just attended a signup for a TV reality series.)…………

The State

MCR, Daughtry, Rejects Open For Bon Jovi
Stint kicks off new venue

….Chris Daughtry said, “It is a double honor to be part of the opening of the Prudential Center and to perform with New Jersey’s very own Bon Jovi, who have been a personal inspiration and who we have the utmost respect and admiration for.”……

Net Music Countdown

Sara Evans headlines annual Denim & Diamonds benefit

…Evans will be joined by opening acts Josh Gracin and Radney Foster.

Country singer Gracin is known for his fourth-place finish on the second season of “American Idol.” Shortly after his stint on the competition, he released his eponymous debut disc. Gracin was honorably discharged from the Marines in 2004….


Ex-USC quarterback gives American Idol the thumbs down

After an audition Friday in North Charleston, TV’s “American Idol” didn’t make a fan of Syvelle Newton.

The former South Carolina quarterback sang three songs ‘  one more than he thought he’d belt out ‘  but was eventually cut in his bid to reach the popular amateur talent show’s second round.

The athletic native of Wallace wasn’t left impressed by the auditioning process, which he said focused too much on laughs and not enough on talent……….