Idol Headlines for 08/25/09

Jonas fans gather to greet guest ‘Idol’ judge at W Hotel in Dallas

Holly Fisher set her alarm for 4 a.m. Monday, her first day of 11th grade. But her early awakening had nothing to do with school. In fact, she was playing hooky to witness the arrival of Joe Jonas, American Idol’s guest judge for round three auditions at the W Hotel in Dallas.

Holly, 16, and her friend Tierany Buster, 17, decided to skip their first day of fall classes at Brewer High School in Fort Worth to see the middle member of the pop sensation Jonas Brothers.

Dallas News

‘Idolatry’: Danny Gokey chooses a post-‘American Idol’ genre (with Bonus Rocker sighting!)

For those of you wondering if I scored any Danny Gokey scoop at the American Idols Live tour stop in Albany, NY last week ‘” aside from our ‘why do you like me so much?’  exchange ‘” the answer is most indubitably ‘yes!’  Danny says he’ll be sharing some good news with his fans before month’s end, and that despite the R&B-Latin-country spread of his current tour set, he’s settled on a genre for his debut disc. Press play below to find out which musical path he’s taking, whether or not he’s planning to write his own music, and what he explains are his ‘two ways of singing.’  And keep your eyes peeled for Bonus Rocker and Bonus Giraud sightings!



FREEDOM Day has arrived for last season’s “American Idol” contestants.

Last Thursday, the top 36 semi-finalists’ contracts ended with 19 Entertainment, the company that owns “Idol.”

New York Post

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Singers know ‘star’ slot is up for grabs on ‘American Idols’ tour

Chris Daughtry came in fourth and went on top the charts not once but twice. Jennifer Hudson finished in seventh and now sports an Oscar on her mantel.

That leaves Matt Giraud wondering: Is there any love for a guy who finished fifth on “American Idol”?

“I’m hoping to have a career like [Daughtry] or Hudson, ” he says in a phone interview, “people who weren’t that big on the show and then left and had great careers because they made good music and we’re really talented.”

Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Boston ‘Idol’ concert delights fans

For the past eight years, the producers behind the ‘American Idol’  summer tour have perfected the art of putting on an entertaining concert ‘” this year’s tour is no exception. At last week’s show in Boston, the audience burst into screams as soon as the show’s familiar techno theme began to play and an enormous center screen rolled a video of last season’s 10 finalists. Even without Ryan Seacrest’s famous line (‘This’ ¦ is American Idol’ ) and the judges’ snarky or gushing critiques, the performers had enough exuberance to fill the TD Banknorth Garden.

The Dartmouth

Katherine McPhee — Raw!

“Extra” goes behind the scenes with “American Idol” Katherine McPhee on the set of her new video for “Had It All.” Check it out!


Former Idol Phil Stacey goes ‘Into the Light’ with new Christian album and tour

When Phil Stacey was a contestant on ‘American Idol, ‘  he was pegged as a little bit country.

So that’s where the Harlan County, Ky., native ended up after the show, on the country label Lyric Street Records. In 2008, he released a self-titled debut.

But anyone who was paying attention and knew a little bit about Stacey could hear something in the twang: a message.


Phil Stacey CD Review: So Good It Almost Hurts

For me, a song is a good one when it makes me break out into a smile.

But with Phil Stacey’s new CD, ‘Into the Light, ‘  I smiled so much it almost hurt’ ¦

You guys know that I am already a big Phil fan, and this CD just cements that. It’s always great to see and/or hear someone doing what they are meant to do. And even though I enjoyed Phil’s country CD, Christian music is truly his calling’”especially when he conveys his message in such a beautiful way.


Idol airplay: Daughtry stays at #1, ‘Already Gone’ hits Top 10

‘s No Surprise stays at the top of the American Idol airplay chart (as well as USA TODAY’s Hot AC chart) this week, while Kelly Clarkson’s Already Gone (watch the video here) moves into the Top 10 on the back of its success at Hot AC radio. The third single from Kelly’s All I Ever Wanted album should reach the top 40 of the Top 40 format next week — it’s at #41 this week.

The latest singles from Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Jennifer Hudson, Phil Stacey, Ruben Studdard, LaKisha Jones, Brooke White, Mandisa and Blake Lewis also see increased spins this week.

USA Today

Season 7 “American Idol” champ David Cook rocks Seattle faithful

David Cook rocked the house Monday night and Seattle fans definitely showed the love.

“I can’t wait to come back to Seattle again, ” Cook told the cheering crowd toward the end of the show at the Showbox SoDo. And before you think he says that every night, when he was asked about this in the private meet-and-greet an hour later, he and the band all nodded and said, yeah, it really was a great crowd.

Seattle Times

‘American Idol’s’  David Cook is coming to Casper

‘American Idol’  fans, you watched David Cook on TV during season seven, now you can hear him live at the Casper Events Center on Aug. 27.

Cook is on tour supporting his new self-titled album.

The album was produced by Rob Cavallo, who has worked on projects with Green Day, My Chemical Romance and Kid Rock.

Wyoming News

David Cook & Dublin

The real question wasn’t why did David Cook get a dog despite the fact that he was on the road most of the time. The real question was what’s up with the name?

Cook recently acquired a Scottish terrier. So far, so good. Nice breed. Small dog. Fits nicely into a tour bus with an American Idol.

So, what does Cook name this beast? Dublin.


Press Democrat

Carrie Underwood Admittedly a Flawed Shopper

Aug. 24, 2009 ‘” Carrie Underwood’s two albums have been certified for sales of more than 9 million copies, and she spent much of last year headlining a lengthy concert tour. It’s doubtful she’s hurting for cash, even in a tough economy.

Nevertheless, Carrie remains cautious with her budget. In fact, more than four years after she vaulted to stardom via “American Idol, ” she still uses coupons to do her grocery shopping. Or, better put, she still plans to use coupons


Jackson pleaded with doctor for powerful anesthetic, records show

The mixture of the sedatives Valium, lorazepam and midazolam, combined with propofol, was enough to kill the singer, a warrant affidavit unsealed Monday in Houston shows.

A sleepless Michael Jackson spent his last hours pleading for a dose of a powerful anesthetic, his doctor told police, according to court records unsealed Monday.

For six hours, Dr. Conrad Murray said he resisted — fearful that the pop star had developed a dangerous addiction to propofol.

LA Times

Michael Jackson Had ‘Lethal Levels’ of Propofol Before Death

On the morning of his death Michael Jackson had “lethal levels” of the powerful anesthetic propofol in his blood, according to a recently unsealed search warrant issued as part of the ongoing investigation into the singer’s death.

According to the warrant, Jackson received a cocktail of painkillers and sedatives including the powerful anesthetic propofol.

ABC News

Donny Osmond Spills ‘DWTS’ Rehearsal Secrets

Donny Osmond has been working up a sweat rehearsing for “Dancing with the Stars, ” and he tells ET that his pro partner Kym Johnson is getting ready to really “crack the whip” on him!

“Kym is such a sweet person, she’s really nice. She knows how to teach properly without really getting mad at ya, although she can be very stern, and very strict, ” Donny reveals. “She said she is going to crack the whip. Oh dear.”

Donny says that though his first two dance rehearsals were a lot of fun, he’s aching in muscles he didn’t know he had — but Kym’s got the remedy!

ET Online

Melissa Joan Hart always wanted to dance

Melissa Joan Hart showed off her bikini body on the cover of People magazine earlier this year after losing 40 pounds, but she told Access Hollywood recently that she’s been cheating on her eating routine in the run up to ‘Dancing With the Stars.’ 

Hart, who recently moved with her family to Connecticut to be closer to her mother, who underwent brain surgery earlier this year related to a brain tumor, revealed the move took her off track.


‘Glee’ eyes ratings, chart success

Fox TV and Columbia Records knew they had something special when “Don’t Stop Believing” — from the pilot finale of “Glee” — shot to the top of the iTunes charts overnight and quickly sold 350, 000 downloads.

“Glee, ” which launches with new episodes Sept. 9 (the pilot repeats Sept. 2), is the kind of series that almost never works: a weekly musical. But clearly this is no “Cop Rock.” “Glee, ” from “Nip/Tuck” creator Ryan Murphy, is poised to break new ground in the intersecting 21st-century worlds of TV, music and the Internet.


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