Update: Never mind about that Matt Giraud/Anoop Desai show. Anoop Desai tweets, “hey guys, I do not have a show with @immattgiraud on oct. 12, but we are planning to do a show(s) together in the near future. stay tuned!”
Season 8 Idols, Anoop Desai and Matt Giraud, will be on the same bill at the Evening Muse on October 12 in Charlotte, NC. Check out the schedule HERE.
@IdolsNow: “Jive Records sent DAVID ARCHULETA’s “Elevator” to radio at 6 PM EDT today, calling it “1st single” from new album “The Other Side Of Down.”” Interesting. So, we’ll just pretend “Something ‘Bout Love” didn’t happen?
Phil Stacey tweets his thoughts on the new judges: “So the new judge panel officially consist of Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler, and Jennifer Lopez… I think this next season of AI will work…But I know from personal experience that Lopez will be great for the contestants. She was awesome to work w on Season 6….I hope Tyler is as straightforward as Cowell. He’s certainly got the goods, but he may be worried about losing fans.”
Phil tweeted to @JLo: Don’t know if the rumors are true, but if they are congrats!! You were an awesome mentor on Season 6 and will be the prefect fit!!!
Jennifer mentored the Season 6 Top 8 for Latin Week.
Diana Degarmo tweets: “NEWS ALERT!!! I am singing WITH @DOLLY_PARTON on the GRAND OLE OPRY on SATURDAY NIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!! I think I just died and went to heaven!!!”
Diana is playing the role of Doralee Rhodes in the National Tour company of 9 to 5 the Musical. Dolly Parton composed the songs for the Broadway musical. The show opens in Nashville on September 19.
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Crystal Bowersox sings “Farmers Daughter” at Alice 93.3 on Friday September 10 in San Francisco
Allison Iraheta: Life after American Idol
As the only female among the final four contestants of American Idol’s 2009 season, Allison Iraheta delivered an impassioned, dynamic rendition of Janis Joplin’s “Cry Baby” that even left Simon Cowell impressed. “You have complete confidence and terrific vocals, ” the typically frosty judge told the raspy, redheaded 16-year-old. Guest judge Slash raved that Iraheta “possessed a better voice than most women twice her age.”
Yet none of that was enough to secure a win for the punky singer with a fondness for 1980s pop. The following evening, Iraheta was eliminated from the competition, which eventually was won by Kris Allen.
Read more at City Link
The cover of Fantasia’s next single, “I’m Doin’ Me”
via Toyaz World
VH1 Launches ‘Don’t Forget The Lyrics!’ With Host Mark McGrath
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ — Turn up the volume on your television and grab a microphone because Monday, September 20 at 7 PM ET/PT, one of the most successful music game shows in television history comes to VH1, “Don’t Forget The Lyrics!”
With new host Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray, Extra) “Don’t Forget The Lyrics!” gives contestants the chance to live out their ultimate rock star fantasy and win a fortune just by knowing the lyrics to five of the biggest hit songs ever recorded. The question is, will they remember the words when the stakes are high and the pressure is on?
This upcoming season the program welcomes celebrity contestants from the world of television and music including “American Idol” stars and the Backstreet Boys; Plus special themed episodes including “Cheerleader Week”, “Rock the Troops Week”, and “Rock the Cradle Week” featuring moms-to-be. So, sit back, turn up the volume, and get ready to sing along to the biggest hit songs of all time. But, if you want to be successful in this game, there is one thing you have to remember … “Don’t Forget The Lyrics!”
(Taylor Hicks, Blake Lewis, Alex Lambert and Elliott Yamin have taped episodes.)
Read more at PR Newswire
Jennifer Hudson Appears at South Side Church for Toy Drive
Chicago – Chicago’s own Jennifer Hudson returned to her hometown Sunday for a church service on the South Side.
Dressed all in purple, Hudson emceed a charity event at Christ Universal Temple.
It was the Julian King Toy Drive, in honor of her late nephew. King, Hudson’s mother and brother were murdered in the fall of 2008.
The goal of the toy drive is to gather toys for less-fortunate kids this Christmas.
The event was also a birthday celebration; Hudson turned 29.
Read more at FOX Chicago
As negotiations for new ‘American Idol’ judges drag on, Fox’s risks increase
Remember in college when you’d wait until the last minute to crank out a term paper even though the assignment had been given to you months earlier?
That appears to be the approach Fox and the producers of “American Idol” — 19 Entertainment and FremantleMedia — are taking when it comes to overhauling the nation’s No.1 television show. After all, it was no secret that there were going to be big holes to fill on the program. Simon Cowell announced last January that he was leaving as the head judge of “American Idol” to launch a U.S. version of his hit UK show “The X Factor.” Then the network said goodbye to Ellen DeGeneres and Kara DioGuardi.
Read more at the LA Times