Idol Headlines for 08/24/07

Today Idol headlines after the jump ¦

Jordin Sparks hoping to live up to ‘Idol’ title
New single released on AOL music blog today

Given the multiplatinum, Grammy-winning successes of fellow American Idol winners Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, Jordin Sparks is feeling pressure to make her own mark on the music world.

It’s a lot to live up to.

”They’ve risen the bar so high and I’m like, ‘I hope I can reach it, ”’ the bubbly 17-year-old told the Associated Press on Wednesday. ”I’m trying to reach it! I just really hope that when (my CD) comes out it’ll be great and maybe as good as theirs. And hopefully it’ll sell well and people will like it.”…….

The hottest stars on Fox TV Teen Choice 2007 Awards, August 26

….Grammy-winning Kelly Clarkson will also perform her emotionally charged …Never Again, which may win her a slick new Surfboard in the Choice Music: Payback Track category. Winning would be personally gratifying for the very first American Idol winner, who, after her initial album …Breakaway, tried to breakaway from being pigeon-holed in the music industry. Clarkson fought to have control on her third album, …My December, and the single …Never Again is a result of her determination to make music her way…..

…Along with handing out the super-cool Surfboard awards, huge wave of celebrities will be featured on the Teen Choice telecast. Among them, this year American Idol winner Jordin Sparks, and host Ryan Seacrest…..

Entertainment Today

Rowland, ‘Idol’ finalist at park

…You can see the Grammy-Award-winning diva and “American Idol” finalist Elliot Yamin on Aug. 31 at Six Flags Great Adventure. The show, which is part of The Coca-Cola Summer Concert Series, starts at 7 p.m. in the Northern Star Arena….

Courier Post

Travis Tritt enlists ‹Idol judge to show soul side
Randy Jackson produced the country star new, bluesy album, ‹The Storm

With his new album, Travis Tritt wanted to delve deeper into his bluesy, soulful side. He wanted to build on his musical kinship with fellow Georgians like the Allman Brothers and Otis Redding. He wanted to break free of Nashville conventions.

He wanted to enlist the help of …. …American Idol judge Randy Jackson?……..


Not What They’re Looking For – American Idol Tryouts

….At the winner exit, Gate 4, various news outlets waited for the more successful contestants to trickle outside for interviews. Each of these contestants were full of smiles until asked to share their vocal abilities, to which they coyly respond by saying they were asked not to sing.

Yet, standing around Gate 7 watching the rejected freely belt out their auditions one last time in an attempt for redemption, it was hard not to notice that the majority of these …losers had pretty decent pipes. Some far more decent than those of Malakar, whose mediocrity won him 7th place. Others, however, were well aware of why they didnt make it through to the next round. …I choked, admitted 19 year-old Trena Collier, …I got nervous. She also disclosed, like many other Gate 7 departees, that the judges told her she wasnt what they were looking for…..

Miami News Times Blogs

Aug. 24 : Gossip! Weekly Rag Mag Wrap-Up!

…Katharine McPhee is starring in a movie with Rumer Willis. When did she become an actress? Oh yeah, the whole season of …American Idol, when she pretended to be the modest, nice guy….