Idol Headlines for 09/06/09

Adam Lambert leads Idol fans in Indy concert

Danny Gokey made his presence known during Saturday’s “American Idols Live” concert at Conseco Fieldhouse, at the very least for a hipster makeover that showcased a glittery wallet chain, larger-than-life boots, a military-themed jacket and silver-framed glasses.

His go-for-broke renditions of Rascal Flatts ballads “What Hurts the Most” and “My Wish” earned standing ovations, but it can’t be said that Gokey had the undivided attention of an audience estimated at 11, 000.


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American Idols Live

Winner of last season’s American Idol competition, Kris Allen, performs “Hey Jude” on stage at Conseco Fieldhouse. The “American Idol Live” tour performed at Conseco Fieldhouse Saturday evening, September 5, 2009. Among the performers was last season’s winner Kris Allen and fellow competitors Adam Lambert, Danny Gokey, Allison Iraheta, Matt Giraud, Anoop Desai, Lil Rounds, Scott MacIntyre, Megan Jow and Michael Sarver. (Doug McSchooler / for The Star)


Living ‘ and singing ‘ the dream

One is that ‘American Idol’  is the highest-rated program on television. The other is that the stars of said program will appear in the area on the ensuing concert tour.

The Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza will again host the Top 10 finalists of the hugely popular Fox franchise as ‘American Idols Live’  makes its way to the Wilkes-Barre Township facility at 7 p.m. Wednesday


Lambert delivers performance worthy of idolizing

Adam Lambert isn’t an American Idol, he’s a rock star.

If it wasn’t already obvious from his performances on television, the American Idol runner-up solidified it with his stunning performance Friday night when the American Idols Live! Tour stopped in Madison at the Alliant Energy Center.

Lambert makes the other finalists, even winner Kris Allen, look mostly like a bunch of talented and charismatic karaoke singers. He’s one of the rare performers on the megahit television show who transcends its pageantry and overworked vocal covers with a blast of relevancy.


Robbie Williams is being lined up for a £20million deal as a judge on an American version of X Factor.

The show’s boss Simon Cowell wants pop legend Robbie to be part of a dream team including British X Factor judge Cheryl Cole.

Simon hopes the reality talent show will be bigger than his current US series American Idol.

And he thinks Cheryl, 26, has a huge future in the States along with Angels singer Robbie, 35.

Simon, 49, is anxious to launch a version of the popular show in America because he sees it as a way of building his TV empire.

X Factor judges floored by the Welsh Whitney… who brought her whole village with her to the audition

She arrived at the X Factor audition determined to deliver the performance of her life.

But even 18-year-old Lucie Jones couldn’t have predicted just how successful her appearance before judges Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole, Louis Walsh and Dannii Minogue would be.

Hailing from a small village outside Cardiff, where this week’s auditions were held, Lucie told the panel: ‘The X Factor is my ticket out of here. Out of the little village on top of a hill, with all the sheep.’


The X Factor – third audition show

It’s Saturday night, which means it’s time for another round of X Factor auditions!

I have a small confession to make ‘ I haven’t actually watched either of the two previous episodes. I’ve been sulking, you see, about the new arena-style audition format – we all know that the production crew pick out the best, the worst and the downright demented for our televisual entertainment, but to publicly humiliate the latter two categories on stage in front of thousands AND then again on TV seems a bit unnecessary, if you ask me.

So my plan was to ignore the audition shows and pick up this year’s X Factor once bootcamp starts, but then I discovered that it had been the dying wish of a recently deceased relative that I watch the show tonight, so here goes.

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