Idol Headlines for 09/17/09

Young! Talented! Divas! Adele, Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Kelly Clarkson, Leona…

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ — After a four year hiatus, “VH1 Divas” is officially back and better than ever! With a new crop of fresh, young, and talented female artists, “VH1 Divas” is gearing up to be an unforgettable night of girl-power at its best. For the first time ever Adele, Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis and Miley Cyrus will perform together live on the same stage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn, New York. The fabulous Paula Abdul is also set to join as Host for the evening. The”VH1 Divas” concert event will be televised live on VH1 on Thursday, September 17 at 9:00pm.*

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In addition to individual performances by the Divas, the show will also feature a lineup of incredible duets. India.Arie will sing with Adele, Stevie Wonder will sing with Jennifer Hudson, Martina McBride will sing with Jordin Sparks, Melissa Etheridge will sing with Kelly Clarkson, Cyndi Lauper will sing with Leona Lewis, and Sheryl Crow will sing with Miley Cyrus.

Reuters

Allison Iraheta: The End-Of-Tour Interview

While several rocker types have broken out of American Idol to become platinum sellers–namely Chris Daughtry and David Cook–there has yet to be a true female rock star to emerge from the show. Carly Smithson has made inroads with her new Evanescence-affiliated band We Are The Fallen, of course, and Kelly Clarkson has convincingly dabbled in the rock genre (Kelly’s bunnyboiling “Never Again” revenge anthem rocked pretty frickin’ hard)…but there has yet to be a true Idol rock chick that’s achieved Daughtry-esque success in the rock ‘n’ roll genre.

Yahoo.com

Adam Lambert: The End-Of-Tour Interview

The Idols Live tour has bittersweetly come to an end after a staggeringly successful 52-date run, but for many of the season 8 American Idol top 10, it’s just a beginning–a chance for them to finally stop singing other people’s songs and really show the world what they can do with their own original material, as they prepare to embark on solo careers.

Yahoo.com

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‘VH1 Divas’ franchise returns with ‘strong women in control’

When VH1 relaunches its Divas franchise Thursday night with a star-studded live concert hosted by Paula Abdul, the music channel intends to reintroduce its subject as a multifaceted and benevolent figure.

The young women performing in VH1 Divas (9 ET/PT) ‘” Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson, Leona Lewis and Jordin Sparks’” represent a star who is gracious, self-sufficient and likely to care as much about education and the environment as she does about hair and makeup.

USA Today

These six stars are ‘Divas’ by definition

What defines a diva? Her strength, say the six women who will share the stage Thursday night for VH1’s Divas concert (9 ET/PT).

“Divas have gotten a bad rap, like it’s supposed to mean that you’re demanding and crazy, ” says Jordin Sparks. “But a diva is really someone who can just captivate an audience with her voice.”

“It’s a person who’s bigger than life, ” says Miley Cyrus. “Someone who’s really empowered, ” adds Leona Lewis.

“And big hair is important, ” Adele quips.

USA Today.com

Almas boast eclectic music taste

Where else but the Alma Awards would David Archuleta, Lynda Carter and Black Eyed Peas rapper Taboo be nominated in the same category? They are all part of this year’s eclectic mix of music honorees.

Archuleta, the Miami-born son of a Honduran singer, is one of two rising star honorees — the other is R&B singer Kat DeLuna, born in New York to Dominican parents. After finishing second last year on “American Idol, ” Archuleta has sold close to a million copies of his self-titled debut album. DeLuna’s debut “9 Lives” earned a Latin Billboard award, and she is currently working on a follow-up.

Variety.com

‘So You Think You Can Dance”s Nigel Lythgoe on Patrick Swayze

During a press conference to promote the new season of “So You Think You Can Dance, ” series executive producer/dancer Nigel Lythgoe weighed in on what he feels was Patrick Swayze’s contribution to the dance world.

ET Online

Kelly Clarkson on Patrick Swayze: ‘He Was Just the Nicest Guy’

Kelly Clarkson performed a free concert in Los Angeles on Monday night, where she shared her thoughts about the passing of Patrick Swayze, and opened up about the blog she wrote criticizing Kanye West for interrupting Taylor Swift’s VMA acceptance speech.

“I just found out two seconds ago that Patrick Swayze died, and he was one of the first people that I met right after I won ‘Idol, ‘” Kelly said. “I did this event, and it was a private event, and he was there and he sought me out. I thought it was so cool because obviously ‘Dirty Dancing’ is everyone’s favorite film. He was just the nicest guy. And I just think it’s awesome that you can remember someone that’s actually classy in the industry. Obviously he had a big impact on pop culture.”

ETOnline

Kellie Pickler Mixes Music and One-Liners at CMA Songwriters Showcase in L.A.

LOS ANGELES — Kellie Pickler is the gift that keeps on giving. Plop the diminutive country dynamo on a stage, give her a microphone and, within minutes, she’s likely to say something jaw-dropping. Her appearance at Tuesday night’s (Sept. 15) CMA Songwriters Series was no exception.

Not surprisingly, party pooper Kanye West drew her biggest wrath. This was, after all, only 48 hours after West rudely crashed her BFF Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at MTV’s Video Music Awards.

CMT.com

Dancing Curse Roars Back, Strikes Kathy Ireland

Safety measures be damned. The new season of Dancing With the Stars hasn’t started yet, but already the injury count is one two and holding.

Kathy Ireland received seven stitches in her leg when a day at the beach turned into a day at the emergency room.

The accident happened on Sunday, when the former model took partner Tony Dovolani’s advice to “go out and have fun” on what may’”should she prove to be any good at this dancing thing’”have been her last free day for quite some time.

EOnline

Armageddon Overdue: Tom Delay’s Dancing with the Stars season has arrived

There was the hope it was just a bad dream; a dystopian alternate reality gone terribly wrong. Tom Delay on Dancing With the Stars? It can’t have come to that already? But it can. And here it is.

In the future, meaning later this afternoon, the state will immediately all criminals and public enemies grant starring roles on prime time television shows. Look forward soon to Charles Manson’s season on Top Chef and Bernie Madoff’s Rock of Love.

Gawker.com

“So You Think You Can Dance”: The aliens have landed

Remember how last week I said I was glad that the audition episode just had a lot of talent, not a lot of oddballs? Well, we weren’t as lucky tonight. I could tell the bar would be lowered with the presence of Demetrio “Biggie” Bargas, a large guy whose presence was aided by a corny “BOING” sound effect whenever he bounced around. Sure, he and his partner Brandon “Shorty” Smallwood were entertaining, but the judges really didn’t need to put either of them through to choreography. Same thing with Jarivs Johnson. Note to “SYCYD” producers: Repeated high-pitched screeching (especially in addition to Mary Murphy’s) does not make for entertaining TV. His dancing was “most entertaining guy on the dance floor at the wedding” at best, and the judges put him through as a joke, obviously, but the joke is old. And there were a handful of other oddballs who auditioned who weren’t that fun to watch.

LA Times

Time to take Susan Boyle seriously

Susan Boyle placed her hands on her abdomen as she sang the last note of the song “Wild Horses” Wednesday on the finale of “America’s Got Talent, ” taking the familiar stance of a trained singer, carefully locating her breath. The pose concluded a performance that was exactly what Boyle’s mentor, Simon Cowell, could have hoped for — lovely, inspirational, free of surprises.

LA Times

‘So You Think You Can Dance’ recap: Stupid Good

You’re stupid, SYTYCD fans. And by stupid, I mean awesome. Naturally. Or at least, that’s how guest judge Mia Michaels means it. How great was it to have the choreographer back on the panel last night in Phoenix? Even though it’s only been a few short weeks since the end of season 5, I found myself missing the wise words of one of the series’ quirkiest mentors. Especially when she comes up with praise like, ”You’re stupid.” Or her season 4 compliment, ”I want to stab you.” Here’s hoping she somehow manages to turn ”Hey, douchebag, ” into a nice phrase, so I don’t feel so bad saying it to friends on a semi-regular basis.

EW.com

‘America’s Got Talent’ recap: And your winner is…

Really?!? Less than four months after Susan Boyle ‘” who performed tonight ‘” was robbed of her rightful victory on Britain’s Got Talent, so did the same story unfold for opera singer (and front-runner) Barbara Padilla across the pond. Making it to the Top Ten, her chances of winning looked good; in a Top Five that excluded Hairo Torres and Lawrence Beamen, her chances looked great. Then the final roll call: ‘Kevin Skinner and Barbara Padilla, please step forward.’  Silence. Tension. They stand still, anxiously awaiting the final result. Kevin, overcome with the weight of the moment, keeps his eyes on the ground; Barbara tries hard to settle on an emotion. Another long pause. Nick opens the envelope’ ¦’ KEVIN SKINNER!’  Eyebrows arch dangerously and Twitter seizes up as a nation attempts to understand what just happened.

Entertainment Weekly

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172 Comments

  1. David Cook in the Guinness Book of World Records’ ¦

    Wow! Yea for David!!!

  2. David Cook in the Guinness Book of World Records’ ¦

    Wow, that’s pretty cool. And DC gets a mention for helping AI get the most #1s when TOML made the #1 digital track. Dude, if only AI songs were allowed to chart during the season, can you imagine the number of digital #1s it would’ve racked up?

    One quibble though… this is the 2010 book… didn’t MJ break that record of most simultaneous Hot 100 songs by a solo act just this year?

  3. And I always though guiness was all about popping eyes, eating 1011010002 hot dogs…
    David will probably just buy that one cause he’s on the same page as Katy Perry!
    And what’s on page 215?!

    ETA:

    One quibble though’ ¦ this is the 2010 book’ ¦ didn’t MJ break that record of most simultaneous Hot 100 songs by a solo act just this year?

    MJ broke David’s Hot Digital Songs record, not Hot 100 record cause MJ’s songs couldn’t chart there.

    leome LOL!! Great minds!

    LOL And I was just going to post that Carrie comment.

  4. He would be even more thrilled to know he’s on the same page as Katy Perry!

    From TWOP:

    On Carrie Underwood’s fan club messageboard, a fan posted about asking David on Twitter if he would buy Carrie’s album and he said yes. Carrie replied and said that he better after she bought his album right at midnight, in Wal-Mart, in her pajamas! Haha!

    If we still had that floating heart emoticon I would post 10 of them. Way too adorable.

    sma11ie MJ broke the digital chart record but David still holds the Hot 100 record :)

    leome LOL!! Great minds!

  5. Those goodbye videos seem so voyeuristic! Like you are spying on an intimite moment — which I guess we are….they really made me sad….I used to do a lot of theater in my teens/20s and it was always so sad and emotional when the show was over and it was time to say goodbye to everyone….

  6. Thanks for the Adam and Allison interviews. It helps with tour withdrawal…..

    I am also totally psyched to see Kelly with Melissa tonight!! Love them both and cannot wait to see what they do together.

  7. Carrie replied and said that he better after she bought his album right at midnight, in Wal-Mart, in her pajamas!

    Aww… am I going to have to ship these two?? I don’t like country music, but I’m really liking Carrie the person.

    I just looked back at yesterday’s headlines thread and saw the twitpic of David and the guys at the R&R Hall of Fame. Love it. Oh, those boys!

  8. Woot, Cook! Cook RULES. How much do I want to see him next month? Oh, so much!!! And he looks so hot in that photo.

    Allison is very amusing, so cute, and so talented, but I kinda sorta thinks she needs to be a little cogent in other interviews, right, dude? ;) I know she’s only 17, but she could be misinterpreted in other interviews, me thinks. And I wonder how TPTB think about Allison dissing the repetition of songs from the Tour. I think Lyndsey gives really good interviews. And the lurrrrve she shows Adam; she is his biggest fangirl. (Obviously; it’s still Adam and her on the Twitter avatar.) I almost think she had nothing left to ask Adam, tho, and he seemed kind of tired, IMO. Wait till his single comes out. She’ll be first in line to buy it and then to interview him. :)

  9. MJ broke the digital chart record but David still holds the Hot 100 record

    Doh, that makes sense.

    It’s so cool that Carrie interacts with her fanclub, and I just love when the super sekrit Carrie fanboard stuff leaks because that place is like a closely guarded vault complete with gag orders on the club members prohibiting them from telling outsiders about what Carrie says, haha. I almost wanna pay the fee just to get into the secret club even though I don’t like country music just because I like Carrie the person, hah.

    ETA: EmmaJK we said the same thing about Carrie ;)

    ETA2: The aforementioned twitpic of Andy, Kyle and DC at the RnR Hall of Fame– in which DC jumps like a cheerleader (arch that back, yeah!): http://twitpic.com/i0q2a

  10. Lots of good Cookie crumbs this morning, love it. You know, I resisted buying the damn Almanac but… I might have to pick up the Guinness one. Besides, my kids will probably find all the weird stuff in there entertaining. Ha!

  11. Those goodbye videos are heartbreaking Squirrely. Megan really can’t let go of Adam. I hope they stay in touch and wish the best for all of them. This is such a turning point in their lives, especiallly for the top four.

  12. I almost wanna pay the fee just to get into the secret club even though I don’t like country music just because I like Carrie the person, hah.

    I did belong to her fan club in the past but never did renew this year . I think I will though since shes going to have a lot of stuff coming up in the next couple of months. ITA about how tight guarded everything is there. The couple of blogs Carrie posted about David I had read but never wanted to re-post anywhere due to how secure the fan club is. It’s worth the money though alone just for her blogs.

  13. Josiah Leming has released his second EP this week, to no fanfare whatsoever. He tweeted a while back that the release date was to be Sept 10, but it wasn’t released until this week. I only know that it’s available because I was waiting for it, and have been checking to see when I could download it.

    I downloaded it this morning, and didn’t have time to listen to much of it. But, Razorblades and Handgrenades is on there, and it is really good. I was accustomed to his stripped down version from one of his earlier, self-released EPs, and loved it already. But the production on this EP is haunting, and appropriately so. Really good. I’m pretty sure I’ll like the whole EP.

    I don’t understand why there is no news at all about Josiah, anywhere. He is starting a tour today, and a google news search only turned up one item, just a regional tour schedule in Iowa. He really is opening for Better than Ezra. Why isn’t his label publicizing it, I wonder.

    I’m baffled — hope his label will support him. Actually, strike that, I hope he still has a label! He’s not on Warner Bros list of artists on their web site. Hmmmmm……

  14. Ack, I am so post ho’ing this morning…

    Hee, sma11ie – great minds, and all that.

    I resisted buying the damn Almanac but’ ¦ I might have to pick up the Guinness one.

    I buy the World Record book every year for my son for Christmas. He likes all the weirdness – he’ll probably roll his eyes at me this year when he gets to that particular page.

    David’s leap in that Hall of Fame pic cracks me up. He’s such a dork.

  15. More tidbits on Danny – looks like he is already in the recording studio in Nashville.

    http://twitter.com/mrtalkbox

    In the studio w/Ivan jamin w/ @dannygokey Coming soon Danny Gokey live & me on keys- check us out

  16. It’s a pretty cool time to be a David Cook fan – Love the Hall of Fame photos!, DC twitter parties, Andy Skib twitter parties, new dates on the neverending tour announced for December, and those Idolnews and Cleveland Scene interviews yesterday that were really positive. Yay

  17. AnoopDoggDesai

    unpacking…the thrift store is about to get some lovin from me today haha
    10 minutes ago from web

  18. VAlilac
    September 17, 2009 at 11:38 am

    AnoopDoggDesai

    unpacking’ ¦the thrift store is about to get some lovin from me today haha
    10 minutes ago from web

    Alison8701!!! Where are you?! Get thyself to his local thrift shops ASAP!!! ;)

  19. This is new/old video of Adam from The Zodiac Show (there’s putting out a documentary on it this fall).

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1485108/

    The discussion/argument over the flaming head dress and Adam’s costume ideas is HILARIOUS! Adam did listen to them in the end though.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJAdPSsFUhQ

    You KNOW Adam is having these same conversations with the peeps at AI/19! LOL! Can you imagine the crazy sh!t he trying to talk 19 and RCA into letting him do!? LOLOLOLOL!

  20. TV Tirade: Ellen DeGeneres on “American Idol,” Kanye West on MTV, Jay Leno in Primetime and the End of “Guiding Light”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ed-martin/tv-tirade-ellen-degeneres_b_289887.html

    (On a side note, I caught the sold-out American Idols concert at the Harbor Yard Arena in Bridgeport, Conn., last week and was knocked out by the talent on stage. Michael Sarver, the first to go among the Top 10, has improved dramatically since he left the show and could have a fine career in country music. The immensely popular Danny Gokey was nothing short of spectacular and should have as successful a career as Carrie Underwood now that he has signed with a country label. Yes, he was that good. Idol winner Kris Allen was ill that evening and could not perform, though he did come out on stage to personally apologize. That made the performance by runner-up Adam Lambert the grand finale of the show. To say he didn’t disappoint would be the mother of all understatements. Lambert was electrifying – the energy he generated on stage could barely be contained in the venue, which seats 10,000. I can’t imagine how Allen or anyone else could have followed him and not appeared diminished. Lambert is a super-nova. This guy knows what it takes to be an entertainer. Maybe Idol should have signed him as the fourth judge!)

  21. ETA2: The aforementioned twitpic of Andy, Kyle and DC at the RnR Hall of Fame’“ in which DC jumps like a cheerleader (arch that back, yeah!): http://twitpic.com/i0q2a

    Ah-h, fabulous pic. Reminds me of the type those “boy bands” of the 60’s used to do — like the Beatles and such. All it’s missing is Neal, except considering his lifestyle, I’m not sure he could literally get that high.

  22. That made the performance by runner-up Adam Lambert the grand finale of the show. To say he didn’t disappoint would be the mother of all understatements. Lambert was electrifying ‘“ the energy he generated on stage could barely be contained in the venue, which seats 10,000. I can’t imagine how Allen or anyone else could have followed him and not appeared diminished. Lambert is a super-nova. This guy knows what it takes to be an entertainer. Maybe Idol should have signed him as the fourth judge!)

    Luuuurve this quote. Thanks Vallilac.

  23. snuffles
    September 17, 2009 at 11:42 am
    This is new/old video of Adam from The Zodiac Show (there’s putting out a documentary on it this fall).

    The discussion/argument over the flaming head dress and Adam’s costume ideas is HILARIOUS! Adam did listen to them in the end though.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJAdPSsFUhQ

    You KNOW Adam is having these same conversations with the peeps at AI/19! LOL! Can you imagine the crazy sh!t he trying to talk 19 and RCA into letting him do!? LOLOLOLOL!

    roflmao
    betcha this scene will be in the tv movie of The Adam Lambert Story one day…

  24. It’s a pretty cool time to be a David Cook fan ‘“ Love the Hall of Fame photos!, DC twitter parties, Andy Skib twitter parties, new dates on the neverending tour announced for December, and those Idolnews and Cleveland Scene interviews yesterday that were really positive. Yay

    A pretty cool time indeed!

    Does anyone know how typical it is to tour for so many months? with so many dates?

    It really makes you appreciate David’s voice. He hasn’t lost his voice or been put on vocal rest for 119 shows in 215 days with an average of 12 songs a set – and more songs per set recently. He’s not just a show horse – he’s a workhorse.

  25. I swear they should have that picture of them all jumping up in the air on the cover of their next CD … with Neal sitting on the wall smoking a cigarette and rolling his eyes at them.

  26. This is new/old video of Adam from The Zodiac Show (there’s putting out a documentary on it this fall).

    And people thought Ring of Fire was OTT. LOL This reminds me of the Bowie medley, only with more glitter and skin. ;)

  27. From ONTD_AI — looks like Adam was in Michegan last night:

    “MY DAD WORKS AT THE RITZ-CARLTON HOTEL IN DEARBORN (WHERE ADAM AND KRIS ARE GONNA BE ON FRIDAY) AND HE JUST TEXTED ME AND SAID \”I JUST GOT DONE WITH A ROOM CALL TO THAT ‘ADAM LAMBERT GUY THAT YOU LIKES’ ROOM. HE\’S A NICE GUY, I TALKED TO HIM FOR A FEW MINUTES.\” HE SAID HE WAS IN HIS ROBE AND HIS SHOWER WOULDN\’T TURN OFF. LOL FOREVER.

    HE SAID HE ASKED HIM WHAT BROUGHT HIM BACK TO MICHIGAN AND ADAM TALKED ABOUT THE FORD THING, THEN MY DAD TOLD HIM HE SIGNED MY ROLLINGSTONE FOR ME AT MY CONCERT AND ADAM WAS LIKE “ROCKIN” LOL. THEN MY DAD PROCEEDED TO BE A DORK AND SHOW HIM A PICTURE OF HIS GRANDSON ON HIS PHONE. (MY SON)….. NOT EVEN ADAM LAMBERT ESCAPES THE PICTURES OF MY KID. LOL FOREVER.”

    This one is dedicated to Will — Rolling Stone (and 4 other media outlets) have picked up the 2012 song title story.

    News Ticker: U2, Beyonce, Adam Lambert, Regina Spektor

    Adam Lambert fanatics have stole a peek at the poster for 2012 and say the title of the Idol heartthrob’s contribution is ‘Time for Miracles,’  Rockstar Weekly reports. Lambert has described the track as a ballad.

    No news here, except that it made the “real news” now. Just delayed due to the Kanye story.

  28. That Huffington Times article was interesting but did the journalist really place season 4 as the best AI Season? WIth the Fedorov, SAvol and Constantine of the world, the talent was mediocre at best after Bo and Carrie.
    Also to say that Danny would have as much success as Carrie is big hyperbole, if he sells 1/4 of what she is selling it would be amazing for him.
    Great review for Adam tough since the critic seems to particularly like country music.

  29. This is new/old video of Adam from The Zodiac Show (there’s putting out a documentary on it this fall).

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1485108/

    The discussion/argument over the flaming head dress and Adam’s costume ideas is HILARIOUS! Adam did listen to them in the end though.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJAdPSsFUhQ

    You KNOW Adam is having these same conversations with the peeps at AI/19! LOL! Can you imagine the crazy sh!t he trying to talk 19 and RCA into letting him do!? LOLOLOLOL!

    Well at least I know where Adam met Brian Friedman.

  30. Just caught that HuffPo article, VAlilac, but you beat me to it. It’s epic. (I need a new word … ). Floved that quoted about Adam. Can’t wait to see the Zodiac vid.

  31. I heard Nappy/Tabs on the radio this morning (random, I know, but they are promoting some kind of dance event in town).

    Anyway, they gave out some Emmy spoilers. For those who don’t know who Nappy/Tabs are, they are hip-hop (though some would argue with that) coreographers on SYTYCD. They will be coreographing two numbers for the Emmys, the opening number and a reality show tribute. The Opening Number features the host Neil Patrick Harris (and there will be a surprise!). The reality show tribute will feature Maks and Karina (sp?) from DWTS.

  32. Matt tweeted

    ImMattGiraud
    I have a loooooooot to do. Where did I get all this stuff? Where do I put it all? Dont know where to begin but glad I’m here!
    12 minutes ago from TwitterFon

  33. I swear they should have that picture of them all jumping up in the air on the cover of their next CD ‘ ¦ with Neal sitting on the wall smoking a cigarette and rolling his eyes at them.

    That would be PERFECT!

    He hasn’t lost his voice or been put on vocal rest for 119 shows in 215 days with an average of 12 songs a set ‘“ and more songs per set recently. He’s not just a show horse ‘“ he’s a workhorse.

    The dude is super human. If you think about it, his voice has been nonstop since the Top24 show of his season. I remember being so worried for his voice by the end of Idol, but the dude not only pulls through to the final, but hasn’t stopped since. He started with:

    – ~4 months of nonstop singing/rehearsing for the AI7 season, where he had to sing dozens of songs over the course of the season, followed immediately with
    – A post-win promotional tour, singing TOML and giving interviews on talk shows, followed immediately with
    – Idols Live tour rehearsals, followed immediately with
    – A 50-plus date summer tour, while also recording for his album, followed by
    – More recording for his album, followed by
    – Band rehearsal and an album release promotional tour including SNL, morning shows, etc. followed by
    – Christmas TV and radio shows, followed by
    – More band rehearsal for the solo tour, followed by
    – Aforementioned 119 shows… all this interspersed with myriad interviews, scattered TV appearances, music videos, AI guest performing, appearances at charity events, sporting event, etc. etc.

    Like someone mentioned above, it’s been fun being a DC fan– we’ve had nonstop stimuli. He mentioned in a recent interview that after the tour, he’ll go back into the studio in February and aim for a summer release for album 2. While I’m really excited for album 2 and want DC to have plenty of time to devote to it, I’m scared to think what I will do with myself when DC and his band lock themselves away to write that album!

  34. You know that Slezak article reviewing Kris’s song (he’s heard the entire thing).

    Here is an update he has added:

    A 19 rep confirms that “Live Like We’re Dying” is indeed Kris’ lead single, and adds that it will officially debut Monday, Sept. 21, at 7:40 a.m. EDT on New York’s Z100.

    Jive works it’s Z100-pop-bastion mojo again.

  35. Adam seriously need to have the Zodiac folks involved in his first video. They love him and would guide him well and he trusts them.

  36. Alison8701!!! Where are you?! Get thyself to his local thrift shops ASAP!!!

    I’M HERE!!

    i came to post this. I want his clothes, thank you.

  37. alison8701
    September 17, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Alison8701!!! Where are you?! Get thyself to his local thrift shops ASAP!!!

    I’M HERE!!

    i came to post this. I want his clothes, thank you.

    And by “here,” you mean texting from your car as you race to Anoopton, right? ;)

    Lots of good news to read today. Wow, hadn’t thought about that with David. He has teflon vocal chords…

    Pondering Adam Lambert fresh out of the shower…

  38. Q3
    September 17, 2009 at 12:09 pm
    From ONTD_AI ‘” looks like Adam was in Michegan last night:

    ‘MY DAD WORKS AT THE RITZ-CARLTON HOTEL IN DEARBORN (WHERE ADAM AND KRIS ARE GONNA BE ON FRIDAY) AND HE JUST TEXTED ME AND SAID \’ I JUST GOT DONE WITH A ROOM CALL TO THAT ‘ADAM LAMBERT GUY THAT YOU LIKES’ ROOM. HE\’S A NICE GUY, I TALKED TO HIM FOR A FEW MINUTES.\’  HE SAID HE WAS IN HIS ROBE AND HIS SHOWER WOULDN\’T TURN OFF. LOL FOREVER.

    of course the shower wouldn’t turn off…
    *smirks*

  39. When is Allison’s first single coming out? Isn’t her album supposed to drop a week before Kris’? How come there is no leak of her single yet?

  40. EWMichaelSlezakA 19 rep confirms “Live Like We’re Dying” is indeed Kris’ lead single; official debut Monday, Sept. 21, 7:40 a.m. EDT on New York’s Z100.
    13 minutes ago from web

    So if it’s debuting on radio Monday, can we expect it on iTunes Tuesday? I know I should remember how it went with Cook last year but I’m drawing a blank…there was at least a week between radio and iTunes release for Light On, right?

  41. You know that Slezak article reviewing Kris’s song (he’s heard the entire thing).

    I can’t tell you how stoked I am that an Idol champ, for the first time in too long a time, appears to be releasing a lead single with a legitimate chance to catapult him beyond pop radio’s initial prejudice against the Idol machine and become the star that he really deserves to be.

    Is Slezak saying that pop radio didn’t embrace Tattoo? Cuz it did. Or that pop radio just took too long to embrace a Tattoo (so it wasn’t “catapulted”)? Or does he think 2007 was “too long a time” ago? Or that Jordin wasn’t included in that statement because she’s not a “he”, and he wrote “to catapult him beyond pop radio’s initial prejudice against the Idol machine and become the star that he really deserves to be.” I usually love Slezak’s writing, but that is one awkwardly constructed statement.

  42. Has it been confirmed that Allison’s album will drop a week before Kris’s?

    In any case, I would think the winner would get the first single release. I guess this means Kris won’t perform it at the mix soiree in Boston on Saturday (or tomorrow at the Ford Shareholders meeting, for that matter).

    Adam in the shower. LOL Bet he was singing in it. ;)

  43. I don’t understand why there is no news at all about Josiah [Leming], anywhere.

    I was wondering the same thing, flicker. Was planning to buy his first album and so did not buy his first EP. Seeing that the album was not coming out, I bought his song Arctic Outcry Wind recently — for now. Have not yet listened to the new EP. His songwriting has impressed me — especially when he’s so young. Wonder if he’s been dropped by the label. I think he wrote not long ago that he’d made some mistakes and needed to get back to focusing on making music, or something like that.

  44. ‘MY DAD WORKS AT THE RITZ-CARLTON HOTEL IN DEARBORN (WHERE ADAM AND KRIS ARE GONNA BE ON FRIDAY) AND HE JUST TEXTED ME AND SAID \’ I JUST GOT DONE WITH A ROOM CALL TO THAT ‘ADAM LAMBERT GUY THAT YOU LIKES’ ROOM. HE\’S A NICE GUY, I TALKED TO HIM FOR A FEW MINUTES.\’  HE SAID HE WAS IN HIS ROBE AND HIS SHOWER WOULDN\’T TURN OFF. LOL FOREVER.

    OMG, if the hotel staff only knew about the shower, I bet the entire female staff would be at his door.

  45. smallie – I’m in love with your post about David Cook. I too am worried about withdrawal when he and the band go away to work on the next album. No more almost daily YouTubes! I hope he has occasional gigs for his followers who are badly addicted.

  46. When is Allison’s first single coming out? Isn’t her album supposed to drop a week before Kris’? How come there is no leak of her single yet?

    There were rumours that said she was droping on November 10th but she basically denied it and said that even she didn’t knew the date.

  47. Did anyone else find Allison’s comments minimizing her role in what her album will be a bit disappointing (going w/ the flow and having to accept what is given her)?

  48. There were rumours that said she was droping on November 10th but she basically denied it and said that even she didn’t knew the date.

    She said it could be but it’s not confirmed yet. She also said not the day of Adam and Kris, which again, only leaves Nov. 10 or Nov. 3 as possible dates and I don’t think going early and against Carrie Underwood is a good idea.

  49. I took am worried about withdrawal when he and the band go away to work on the next album. No more almost daily YouTubes! I hope he has occasional gigs for his followers who are badly addicted.

    I’m hoping for lots of blogs, vlogs, behind the scene videos to keep us in the loop. Also, now that he’s kind of addicted to twitter, I hope he updates us that way, with twitvids, bubble tweets, crumbs and hints here and there.

    Speaking of twitter… DC just posted about having a 2pm breakfast at around 12:30pm ET (he’s in Cleveland). Huh?

    I don’t think going early and against Carrie Underwood is a good idea.

    I think it’s a great idea– think of it as not going against, but rather, going with Carrie. Carrie will open big, and a fraction of her diehard fans are Idol fans who will see Allison’s CD at the store and potentially pick it up. That said, early Nov sounds rushed for Allie…

  50. I’m scared to think what I will do with myself when DC and his band lock themselves away to write that album!

    Eh, I wouldn’t worry about it too much. Knowing him, he’ll probably hold his usual 10-20 minute Twitter non-parties (i.e., Q&A) every few days or so and given how fast he is with the quip, the answers will entertain his fans for many, many hours. Andy, as the official band videographer and photographer and resident twit-a-holic, will most likely leak pictures and vids of the band in the studio or out on the town. And then, there’s the Pork Beans which they may do one or two episodes during the studio sessions. Finally, Neal has also mentioned that MWK already had new stuff written and that if they get any kind of break at all, they will go into the studio to record, so for cross-pollinated fans of MWK (of which I am one), there is also that nice little morsel of musicial goodness coming you way (flail!).

  51. Adam’s energy is contagious and draining at the same time.

    To say he didn’t disappoint would be the mother of all understatements. Lambert was electrifying ‘“ the energy he generated on stage could barely be contained in the venue, which seats 10,000. I can’t imagine how Allen or anyone else could have followed him and not appeared diminished. Lambert is a super-nova.

  52. Lambert is a super-nova.

    I like that. So, it isn’t just Adam’s fans who give him high praise. He gets many adjectives and nouns from writers along those lines.

  53. I’m scared to think what I will do with myself when DC and his band lock themselves away to write that album!

    Damn, that’s exactly what I have been thinking. With all the tweets, concert vids, reviews, etc. that is out there every day, I am not gonna know what to do if that all ends after the tour is done. I am thrilled that David & the guys are going to work on a new album, but I am gonna miss those wonderful daily cookie crumbs that I am so used to.

  54. A 19 rep confirms that ‘Live Like We’re Dying’  is indeed Kris’ lead single, and adds that it will officially debut Monday, Sept. 21, at 7:40 a.m. EDT on New York’s Z100.

    Great news. I will be waiting with excitement for Monday. Although I can promise I won’t be up at 6:40 a.m. my time to try to hear it. I’ll wait till 9 or 10, by which time it should be all over the place.

  55. Did anyone else find Allison’s comments minimizing her role in what her album will be a bit disappointing (going w/ the flow and having to accept what is given her)?

    No because I didn’t expect her to have a ton of input. She was doing the cd while on the AI tour PLUS she’s only 17. She’s with a label that takes kids like her and hands them material they think will be radio friendly. She’s not being treated any differently than Jordin or DA. The time will come when she’ll have more influence but first she needs to grow up and get more experience. The best is definitely ahead for her so I’m not worried about it.

  56. No because I didn’t expect her to have a ton of input. She was doing the cd while on the AI tour PLUS she’s only 17. She’s with a label that takes kids like her and hands them material they think will be radio friendly. She’s not being treated any differently than Jordin or DA. The time will come when she’ll have more influence but first she needs to grow up and get more experience. The best is definitely ahead for her so I’m not worried about it.

    Thanks Niall. I needed it to be put into perspective.

  57. Niall
    September 17, 2009 at 1:55 pm
    Did anyone else find Allison’s comments minimizing her role in what her album will be a bit disappointing (going w/ the flow and having to accept what is given her)?

    No because I didn’t expect her to have a ton of input. She was doing the cd while on the AI tour PLUS she’s only 17. She’s with a label that takes kids like her and hands them material they think will be radio friendly. She’s not being treated any differently than Jordin or DA. The time will come when she’ll have more influence but first she needs to grow up and get more experience. The best is definitely ahead for her so I’m not worried about it.

    I agree 100% i would add when they gave her Teresa LaBarbera Whites to work with it told me jive believes in her.I am not worried 1 bit about her.

  58. David Cook in the Guinness Book of World Records’ ¦
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/miakka7/guinness2.jpg

    First the World Almanac cover, now the Guinness Book of World Records.. I’m so proud of him! :)

    A 19 rep confirms that ‘Live Like We’re Dying’  is indeed Kris’ lead single, and adds that it will officially debut Monday, Sept. 21, at 7:40 a.m. EDT on New York’s Z100.

    Great! Good luck Kris!

  59. She said it could be but it’s not confirmed yet. She also said not the day of Adam and Kris, which again, only leaves Nov. 10 or Nov. 3 as possible dates

    Yeah, it’s either of those two dates or it’s Dec. 1st (not making the mistake of committing to dates again without at least 4 hours of sleep).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDizhVXhwDw

    Okay, who is Allison loving on at 5:03?

    Yeah, that was odd. Oh well, her business. Adam and Megan’s epic hug was cute though. Given the two separate clips, they hugged for like 6 minutes, that’s some hugging. I did like that Adam was out with the crew, hugging them all, giving them the man-hug, high fives and the like. Allison and he were like the ones longest saying good-bye to the crew, it seemed.

    Great news to hear about Kris’s single and have a date set for it’s release. My question for the more knowledgeable, does that mean that Kris won’t play it at the Ford thing? I mean it sounds like it would pretty much guarantee he won’t at the Boston gig, because that’s sponsored by another radio station and Z100 sounds like they have the offical release. Hmmm. Brain too sleepy, too much insomnia, not enough caffine.

  60. Great news to hear about Kris’s single and have a date set for it’s release. My question for the more knowledgeable, does that mean that Kris won’t play it at the Ford thing? I mean it sounds like it would pretty much guarantee he won’t at the Boston gig, because that’s sponsored by another radio station and Z100 sounds like they have the offical release. Hmmm. Brain too sleepy, too much insomnia, not enough caffine.

    A 19 rep confirms that ‘Live Like We’re Dying’  is indeed Kris’ lead single, and adds that it will officially debut Monday, Sept. 21, at 7:40 a.m. EDT on New York’s Z100.

    Great to hear that Kris’ single will debut on Monday. I still bet it leaks before the official debut because a lot of people already have it.

    In my experience, there can be a live performance preview of a song before an official debut. BUT I would be surprised if Kris did a preview of this song at the Ford event and I think this official radio debut does mean he won’t play it at the Boston gig.

  61. Allison said in her interview that one of the things she learned was how to sing properly and just recently. I thought I noticed that her voice seemed stronger and she held notes longer for the last few concerts.

  62. Glad to hear that Kris’ single will premiere on Z100. That to me means that Jive is behind him 100%. Jive is really great with pushing pop singles.

    Anyway, has this been posted already? Kelly Clarkson and Daughtry are rumored to be part of the Global Peace Concert (April 2010). It will be on Beijing and will be broadcasted globally.

    http://showofpeaceconcert.com/peace-news/home/52-performing

  63. That yahoo.com Allison – The End-Of-Tour Interview was a bit odd, dude. I think that part of it is that Allison must be really tired, but she seemed a bit disengaged.

    She also really didn’t sound like she was very far on her album. Hopefully, she puts together some great material with Max Martin. IMO all she needs is one great song and she will be a major star — she has so much raw talent. I just hope the Jive/19 don’t f#ck this up.

    She said it could be but it’s not confirmed yet. She also said not the day of Adam and Kris, which again, only leaves Nov. 10 or Nov. 3 as possible dates

    Just my opinion, but I am starting to think that they might release Allison’s album in early December. With no mention of an Allison single yet, I just wonder. Guess we’ll know sooner or later — maybe even before they tell Allison!! LOL!

  64. Going back to the Guinness records, what is that about idol producing 179 #1 hits?
    I understand by #1 they can mean hot 100, hot digital songs or tracks, BB200, indie albums, digital albums, #1 on some radio format, etc… but still, 179?! That’s a big big number. Could they be counting songs from the show that make to #1?

    Z100 debut is great. Hope Allison gets it too, considering Jive has done it to all the idols they sign.

  65. Don’t know if this is good they opened tickets up to the public for danny’s show.

    Remember when we posted that Danny would perform a concert at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York on September, 27th and that it would be for students, staff and faculty only?

    Well, now MSMC opened tickets sales to the public!

  66. First the World Almanac cover, now the Guinness Book of World Records.. I’m so proud of him!

    I can’t believe I almost forgot about the Almanac! And something amusing? Carrie makes the cover of the 2010 edition!

  67. I really doubt they will release Allison’s album after black Friday.
    To me, it just seems that she doesn’t have any idea whatsoever at what point she is in the process, I think she said in a recent interview that she had 50% done but here she seems unsure.
    I would bet that she must be more or less at the same point than the two boys because she had at least one more week than them to record (during the time they were having their press tour after the finale)

    The fact is she has absolutely no experience at recording an album and has probably very limited knowledge of the way it’s been put together by Jive. She goes to the writing and recording sessions, but basically don’t know much further than that. We’ll see what happens.

  68. OMG, if the hotel staff only knew about the shower, I bet the entire female staff would be at his door.

    and a fair percentage of the male staff too I would have thought …lol

    Hotel workers shouldn’t blab to daughters who want to blab on the internet though .. the Ritz Carlton will now be stalked by Kradam fans …lol

  69. Truthiness
    September 17, 2009 at 3:11 pm
    The yahoo interview of Anoop is up Alison’s man

    lol, so that’s what happened to poor wittle Wolfgang.

  70. @Chikezie_Eze reveals the character he will be playing on GH…

    # Today, I will not be Chikezie… I will be K.Z…. bartender @ Jake’s.
    about 6 hours ago from web

    # So, I’m in my dressing room getting ready for my General Hospital debutt. Is it crazy? No… Is it awesome? No… It’s crazy awesome.
    about 3 hours ago from txt

    He’s a singing bartender! I hope he got some pointers from Cook. :lol:

  71. Finally got to see the last part of the Anoop video/interview (stupid work! how dare they make me…work) that was the best part! Loved how relaxed Anoop was and talking about Wolfgang and the prank they played on Adam (confirmation, it was all made up). And Kris? leaving Wolfgang behind? You are a bad clay pet skunk daddy. Bad Kris. I wish the best to Anoop. Not sure how/where he can fit into the music scene, but I wish him well with it.

    And if it doesn’t work out, hey, he’s a smart guy and can go back to school. Not the worst thing in the world.

  72. I did like that Adam was out with the crew, hugging them all, giving them the man-hug, high fives and the like.

    I love this about Adam. He is always so appreciative to those “behind the scenes”. I wonder if several of them have slipped him their business cards? haha

  73. Ok, I’ll admit it. I don’t know who Josiah Leming is and I’ve watched all 8 seasons of AI. What season, any memorable songs?

  74. Josiah was the crying homeless kid from Season 7 who plays the keyboard and writes songs. He got tons of screentime early on and cried a lot and got so stressed out during Hollywood week that he dramatically dismissed the band for one number and tanked. Despite that, it was kind of a shock(supposedly) when he didn’t get into top 24 because he was so pimped. Then he got a deal.

    ETA: wellhesback has better memory and more detail ;).

  75. sr4mjc – Josiah Leming was the kid (with the dying mother), who lived in his car. During season 7 Hollywood week he started out strong with song “Grace Kelly” but seemed to not take the pressure well. When he couldn’t work out an arrangement with the band, he dismissed them, sang “Stand by Me” and didn’t do a very good job. He did not go on to the final 24. He went on to diss the AI show in interviews afterward. But he does seem to have songwriting/performing talent.

  76. From the Huffington Post

    (On a side note, I caught the sold-out American Idols concert at the Harbor Yard Arena in Bridgeport, Conn., last week and was knocked out by the talent on stage. Michael Sarver, the first to go among the Top 10, has improved dramatically since he left the show and could have a fine career in country music. The immensely popular Danny Gokey was nothing short of spectacular and should have as successful a career as Carrie Underwood now that he has signed with a country label. Yes, he was that good. Idol winner Kris Allen was ill that evening and could not perform, though he did come out on stage to personally apologize. That made the performance by runner-up Adam Lambert the grand finale of the show. To say he didn’t disappoint would be the mother of all understatements. Lambert was electrifying — the energy he generated on stage could barely be contained in the venue, which seats 10,000. I can’t imagine how Allen or anyone else could have followed him and not appeared diminished. Lambert is a super-nova. This guy knows what it takes to be an entertainer. Maybe Idol should have signed him as the fourth judge!)

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ed-martin/tv-tirade-ellen-degeneres_b_289887.html

    Also:

    RCA Nashville, just added Danny to their site – no pic or bio yet

  77. On another, subject –

    HOB [House of Blues] Cleveland has sold out only 3 shows in advance this season: Alice Chains, David Cook and Porcupine Tree. Never heard of Porcupine Tree. Mentioned in passing in this artcle from a Cleveland alternative newspaper about the venue’s season pass: http://tinyurl.com/nws2vr

  78. Oh good. Smartcookie and some of the older season folk (hi Tierbee, wellhesback, sma11ie, & jenipop!) are here. I have a curiosity question that started on the “Strut” thread:

    Cate: I was curious about the racial mix at the concerts, but no one has said much and Lil didn’t have a lot of posters on the AI boards. Glad to hear there was some diversity in attendance, including all the mentions of the gay fans.

    Q3: I saw the Memphis concert. Memphis is Lil’s hometown. The Memphis metroarea (MSA) is 44% African American, and the concert area (Western TN, Mississippi, Arkansas, Northern AL and Lousianna) is also about 40% African American. My estimate is that the Memphis concert audience was over 95% white.

    Did you concert goers in previous seasons notice the same thing, or is this just a S8 with Lil being pretty far down the list?

  79. Allison4Realzzz

    this is booooooooooooty!!! DX..
    2 minutes ago from web

    and on top of that.. i have no reception on my phone!! AWESOME ! AWESOME! AWESOME!!, but thats gett’n fixed in a few..
    2 minutes ago from web

    in Sweden.. Arrived this mornin’ .. got no sleep on the plane.. so im all screwed up… yep.. i feeeeeel awesome!!..
    4 minutes ago from web

  80. I went to S7 and S8 concerts, and both audiences were predominantly white. I live in a large city with a large black population. However, I go to tons (like dozens) of concerts a year, and music festivals too… and I dunno, I’ve come to conclude that either A) the music I listen to is really white, or B) concert goers in general are predominantly white… but I dunno.

  81. Raising Hell(en) Over Ellen
    http://www.longislandpress.com/2009/09/17/raising-hellen-over-ellen/

    However, I’m not at all happy with the decision to replace Paula with Ellen. Well, that’s not entirely true: Frankly, I’d be happy with the decision to replace Paula with Bobcat Goldthwait or Jar Jar Binks or a three-pound tub of cookie dough. But that’s only a reflection of my feelings for Paula. My feelings for what American Idol needs, though, are more complex. See, I thought American Idol’s last season was also its best, and while there were myriad reasons for this, the most striking were the show’s two most divisive new figures: fourth judge Kara DioGuardi and contestant Adam Lambert.

    The stories behind these figures’ divisiveness here are almost immaterial’”both clashed with elements of the show’s conservative approach and base’”but what they brought to Idol was hugely substantial. Adam was not just a remarkable singer, but an artist’”maybe the first person on Idol to have such a wealth and range oDf talents. Meanwhile, Kara came from a music-industry background: She’s a songwriter for a who’s who of modern hitmakers, and she understands the business of making music’”and making a career in music’”better than anyone on the show. And what do these two people have in common?

    Yes! Yes! That’s right! They are both relevant to the world of music today!

    Of course, American Idol is only tangentially about music, but the fact that the show made such strides toward artistic and critical respectability not only suggested the dawning of a new era in American Idol history but also’”miracle of miracles’”made the show a lot more interesting, entertaining and exciting. A show about music actually being about music! Quite a concept! Who’da thunk it?

  82. Thanks for posting that interview, truthi. as Anoop (and Kris) say, ‘preciate it.

  83. Wow, that video of the Idols before they get on the buses – so intimate, almost heartbreaking.

  84. I’m very sad that Mary Travers, of Peter, Paul & Mary, died yesterday. Now there’s a real American Idol.

  85. Taylor Hicks’ Concert at Warehouse Live

    Warehouse Live’s Studio space provided the perfect venue for the awesome music of Taylor Hicks.
    Have you ever wanted Taylor Hicks to perform in your living room?
    That’s what last night’s concert was like.
    If you missed last night, you missed one of the best concerts of the year.

    http://www.chron.com/commons/persona.html?newspaperUserId=buzzbell&plckController=PersonaBlog&plckScript=personaScript&plckElementId=personaDest&plckPersonaPage=BlogViewPost&plckPostId=Blog%3AbuzzbellPost%3A903eb534-2ba6-4c24-adb0-23a98c8d3824

  86. Taylor Hicks will be doing Grease until June 2010. Holy cow, that’s almost another full year. I guess the money is good but of all the things I expected Taylor to do, somehow touring with Grease for years was not one of them. I kind of figured Vegas or Branson but I guess he likes the road.

  87. adamaloha: adam lambert is her escape from protests

    I moved this over from the Strut thread’ ¦

    Thanks for posting this. I thought that the Rockstar Weekly Adam Lambert fan contest was a bit silly. But after reading this fan profile, I am really glad that RSW is recognizing some of these amazing Adam fans. I have a number of friends in Venezuela, and know many more Venezuelans who have been forced to leave. So, when I read this, it just hit me in a very personal and powerful way. Music really can build bridges, cross cultures and breakdown barriers — and sometimes even make peoples’ lives just a little better.

  88. Awwww that rockstar weekly thing was so sweet-I’ve got her beat though in ways I’ve never shred with anyone…heh;)

  89. Hi adamaloha:D btw thnx 4 answering my strut question yesterday .u pretty much saved my life:)

  90. luvadamlambert
    September 17, 2009 at 8:49 pm
    Hi adamaloha:D btw thnx 4 answering my strut question yesterday .u pretty much saved my life:)

    I sensed you frustration.

  91. I really liked the Lindsey Parker interview with Anoop. He looked really handsome and he came off more personable, friendly and charismatic to me. He seemed to know the hard work it was going to take to have a career, no blinders on him whatsoever. Very articulate and I think I like him a bit better now…great outcome for an interview, eh??

  92. Suz’s American Idols 2009 Summer Tour vid with Manchester DSB at the end

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCoseM0F6PM

    Wow, I hope this didn’t get overlooked in all the hoopla over the Zodiac vid! Thank YOU, Suz, for all you did to allow us to enjoy the ride vicariously all summer long! Turns out you were at MY concert, too, and captured video where I screwed up, so thank you for that, especially! You keep saying to contact you via your YouTube info, and I will certainly do that as soon as I can tell you when I’m coming to San Diego this fall so I can buy you lunch in thanks!!

  93. someone upthread asked a question about racial makeup of AI tour audiences. Well I can only speak for the one Season 7 tour show I saw – mostly white, in mostly white Green Bay, Wis. but for the record, Syesha got lots of good crowd response; well, everyone did, but I remember being surprised at the extemely loud screams and applause for Syesha

  94. Oh, I love these pictures of David A
    http://www.seventeen.com/fun-stuff/video-hub/#v36672589001

    Oh, that’s so cool that David is finally featured on Seventeen‘s “Hot Guy Gallery.” Squeeee!!!

    Their caption is equally squeeeable…
    “He may not have won American Idol, but David Archuleta definitely stole our hearts! Check out these hot pics of the singer!”

  95. USA Today


    Fall music: Brian Mansfield’s picks

    His pick — Adam Lambert’s new album

    Adam Lambert’s on second-place American Idolfinish did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm for his debut, which the singer has described as modernizing glam and classic ’70s rock sounds with electronic and dance elements.
    Adam Lambert Untitled (Nov. 24)

    Preview: How much did America really learn about Adam Lambert on American Idol this year? Only that he’s the most enigmatic, visually exciting performer in the show’s run. Lambert’s second-place finish did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm for his debut, which the singer has described as modernizing glam and classic ’70s rock sounds with electronic and dance elements. If his set on the Idols Live tour is any indication, it’ll fall somewhere between Led Zeppelin and Muse, between Tears for Fears and David Bowie.

    Precursor: Details of the album remain sketchy, though his collaborators have included some of pop music’s hottest producers ‘” RedOne (Lady Gaga), Max Martin (Kelly Clarkson), Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic) and Greg Wells (Katy Perry).

    Prejudgment: Will Lambert become the international superstar that judge Simon Cowell predicted? Or will he wind up merely being the object of an obsessively devoted cult following? Either way, his debut should be one of the most fascinating albums ‘” and music stories ‘” of the season.

    Brian only mentions three other albums — all “ALSO ON OUR WAITING LIST” 9/29/09 releases:
    Paramore, Brand New Eyes (Sept. 29)
    The Avett Brothers, I and Love and You (Sept. 29)
    Miranda Lambert, Revolution (Sept. 29)

  96. Thanks for posting the Danny/Matt interview Monte. I remember Matt mentioning this interview before the last show, but never saw it.

    Those two boys are really gonna miss each other. I’m gonna miss their interviews together. I really hope good things happen for Matt, and of course Danny, too.

  97. anthrogeek
    September 17, 2009 at 10:05 pm
    monte
    September 17, 2009 at 9:40 pm
    Hilarious interview with Danny and Matt:

    http://www.e360live.com/players/utils/fl_watch.php?ppid=2aeb1c34f56b8c246d977f32fe6d15a5

    Sorry if this was already posted. Didn’t have time to read through all the posts.

    For me (for you?) the funniest part of this was that sandwiched between all the hilarity, as soon as Danny starts talking about his foundation even Matt can’t stifle a yawn. Right there with ya, Matty G.

    Here is what gets me about danny.Why lie and say you were doing SHF before idol.He started it in dec. and he can’t even bring himself to say RCA/Nashville.Doing country and talking hip hop in every interview.Was glad to hear matt was a/is big brother.Funny interview but still don’t like the whole SHF thing.I hope i’m wrong and most of that money goes out to those who need it and not those who run it.

  98. Did you concert goers in previous seasons notice the same thing, or is this just a S8 with Lil being pretty far down the list?

    I am waaaaay late to the party :) but… sadly… I have yet to make an AI tour! Even last year with David Cook… I am always out of town when it comes here for some reason. Last year family reunion… this year beach… I would’ve gone both years if I could! Maybe next year if anyone intrigues me (this year my concert budget has been blown on DC anyway, ha).

  99. Steve, I only watched the interview one time, but I took what Danny was saying as he was involved with charity before idol, and Matt was involved with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization. Danny’s involvement in charity has been well documented, as he volunteered at an organization that helped at risk youths for years before idol. He also went out in the community on weekends to low income neighborhoods through an outreach program that provided necessities to people in these communities. As far as SHF, the seeds were planted for this organization in the fall of last year, as Danny and Sophia’s family wanted Sophia to have a lasting legacy (even if it didn’t formally start until December). I realize that some people don’t like Danny, but his commitment to charity is very well documented before idol, probably more so than any other idol this year. Richard Rushfield spoke of Danny’s work, throughout the idol show, at a homeless shelter. He said he went and volunteered any free chance he had, which is saying alot since the idol season is so packed and, I’m sure stressful. Rushfield said he only learned this from the head of the shelter, not from Danny or Idol. Again, I realize that some people don’t like Danny, but to me, his track record for charitable works is there. I don’t see any reason to project negativity where there is no reason to believe any exists. Furthermore, everyone who knows Danny seems to describe him as a “genuine” guy with a big heart. The consensus seems to be that he is a decent fellow.

    Also, Danny said that he is excited about his album and his contract. I believe that he is. Danny and Matt, as well as some of the other guys, play around with the hip hop talking. They are just having fun….it’s not that deep (to quote Adam Lambert).

  100. Steve, I only watched the interview one time, but I took what Danny was saying as he was involved with charity before idol, and Matt was involved with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization

    Ok if that is the case then its ok.I do not question danny’s heart being in the right place.I really don’t think he runs SHF but he may get more involved now idol is done.I really wish he would get a great PR person he needs it.He should have no paid familly members on SHF but i think he does and that could backfire on him.

  101. Sorry if this has already been posted but here’s David Cook performing Little Lies the other day… with banter at the beginning where he mentions performing with Kris & Adam. Just thought it was cute :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07O4MZSetIs&feature=PlayList&p=3439C0B0D71D41E2&index=11

    If you like Andy there’s lots of Andy in this one. Every time I see Andy I think of my mother and her “I like that cute brown-haired boy!” Hee!

    (In my insomniac state, I watch far too many YouTube videos. Enabling insomnia?)

  102. 30 Seconds to Mars finally have a new album coming out- whoo hoo!

    ETA: Allison’s will be out in December. There are people coming out with albums that I have total forgot about.

  103. Squirrely, I noticed that Lil Wayne is no longer listed for November 24th. Has his album been postponed you think? I thought the 24th was a definite for him.

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    CindyM
    September 17, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    Squirrely, I noticed that Lil Wayne is no longer listed for November 24th. Has his album been postponed you think? I thought the 24th was a definite for him.

    No, it’s not listed anymore. I’m not surprised if it was pushed back again. Lil Wayne and rock just don’t seem right to me.

  105. I’m excited about Miranda Lambert’s next album. One of my favorite musicians found on a reality TV show.

    Re: the Guinness record: As I understand it, the 179 #1s would be #1s on any Billboard chart, including any album or single charts, and including the various radio format charts.

  106. Leaving the black and white stuff aside, I do remember TWoP fans constantly wondering where in the world Syesha’s support was coming from since she appeared to have almost no on-line support on any of the usual AI web sites or boards.

    But, I do recall talking to my African American co-worker about AI and, at the time, she asked me if the “black girl” was still on Idol. So, apparently, Syesha was on the radar screen. Furthermore, when Fantasia made her fantastic guest appearance on AI7, she was the talk of our cafeteria which is manned by many African American employees.

    Be that as it may, the same AA co-worker also admitted that she and a youngster she babysits voted their little fingers off for David Cook in the finale.

    That leads me to believe that there are communities that the usual fan sites are unaware of that may be supporting other contestants, but that doesn’t mean that they necessarily support these contestants to the bitter end and give up on the show afterwards. Some probably do, but others probably support them up to a point but then go with the contestant they like first who may not “represent” them in terms of demographics. In other words, support Syesha until she’s gone, but then throw their support to Cook.

  107. It’s only been a couple of days, of course, but so far many of the idols are keeping up with the tweeting:

    ImMattGiraud

    Am I actually getting taco bell?? Yup! And yes I held my snake last night and today. (the reptile in the fish tank, for the dirty minds…)
    about 1 hour ago from Echofon

  108. I really liked the Lindsey Parker interview with Anoop. He looked really handsome and he came off more personable, friendly and charismatic to me. He seemed to know the hard work it was going to take to have a career, no blinders on him whatsoever. Very articulate and I think I like him a bit better now’ ¦great outcome for an interview, eh??

    Anoop is as cool as a cucumber. Sometimes too cool. I like how level-headed he is though. He is very aware of how much work it’s gonna be. Did anyone else get the feeling that he is being choosy though? When it comes to a record deal, he seems to be very particular. it’s called integrity, danny.

    Oh and from a friend of anoop’s twitter:
    “Someone called @anoopdoggdesai ‘s house last night pretending to be my cousin so they could talk to him. Haha. Stop pretending.”

    going on record saying it wasn’t me!

  109. ALISON ARE YOU

    Oh and from a friend of anoop’s twitter:
    ‘Someone called @anoopdoggdesai ‘s house last night pretending to be my cousin so they could talk to him. Haha. Stop pretending.’ 

    going on record saying it wasn’t me!

    STALKING HIS TWITTER FRIENDS?

  110. ALISON ARE YOU

    STALKING HIS TWITTER FRIENDS?

    trying. half of his friends have protected their updates, though. assholes. Noopy’s dad also has a twitter, but I can’t see what he tweets. :(

  111. CindyM: Don’t know if anyone noticed, but on that USA Today site that Q3 posted today, they list Allison’s debut as December 1st on their calendar.

    http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/2009-09-11-fall-music-calendar_N.htm

    Click on artists and then her name.

    They must have just changed that because it said November (no date) just a couple of days ago. Can’t find anything official with that date but Allison’s official site isn’t updated very often. (Same as Kris’.)

    Since Allison didn’t have a date in the yahoo.com interview, I was guess it must have been pushed back to December. I think it’s a good move since November is crowded with Idol music.

    That Lil Wayne album may never be released. It is not supposed to be very good and the 3 singles they released from it didn’t sell. I can’t figure who they thought would by a Lil Wayne rock album anyway.

  112. I really enjoyed his interview. I really hope he get’s signed. I think I really liked all the guy’s. The only guy I really couldn’t get into was Scott. Even thou he isn’t a bad singer. Just not my kind. I love Anoop when he sings always on

  113. Did anyone else get the feeling that he is being choosy though? When it comes to a record deal, he seems to be very particular. it’s called integrity, danny.

    I really don’t know whether Anoop is being choosy or if the offers just haven’t been there. I do wish him the best. He has a great voice.

    Danny actually chose to do several songs on idol in the genre that he is going into, songs like What Hurts the Most, My Wish, Jesus Take the Wheel, and I Hope You Dance. Imo these are the songs that he really seemed to connect with. I don’t see any lack of integrity in singing songs that you like to sing.

  114. My favorite Danny song is what hurts the most. I also love I hope you dance. I think he should do really well doing country. I listen to some country not awole lot anymore thou. But I’ll buy his. I know my daughter well want it on her i-pod when it comes out. She plays what hurts the most and jesus takes the wheel all the time.

  115. I really don’t know whether Anoop is being choosy or if the offers just haven’t been there. I do wish him the best. He has a great voice.

    Danny actually chose to do several songs on idol in the genre that he is going into, songs like What Hurts the Most, My Wish, Jesus Take the Wheel, and I Hope You Dance. Imo these are the songs that he really seemed to connect with. I don’t see any lack of integrity in singing songs that you like to sing.

    Did you watch the video with Lyndsey? He said that he’s in talks with several people, but he wants to make sure they are conducive to him, and he’s also looking at the current music that label is putting out, and seeing if he fits in. It’s not the first time he’s said there are several people and HE’S doing the choosing.

    there is a lack of integrity when you consistently say you will not, shall not do something.. and then you sell your soul to the highest bidder.

    I don’t see Anoop settling.

  116. I will say this i do think anoop knows how much hard work it will be.I don’t think danny gets that yet.He has not shown any hard work on idol or getting ready for idol.I hope he does his research on country music unlike his lack of research before going on idol.He took the country deal because he knew it was that or “word records” deal.

  117. I will say this i do think anoop knows how much hard work it will be.I don’t think danny gets that yet.He has not shown any hard work on idol or getting ready for idol.I hope he does his research on country music unlike his lack of research before going on idol.He took the country deal because he knew it was that or ‘word records’  deal.

    Danny doesn’t seem to try at all, lol. and 19R, truthfully, was probably the best deal he was gonna get. But was it the best move? I guess we’ll see.

  118. Did you watch the video with Lyndsey? He said that he’s in talks with several people, but he wants to make sure they are conducive to him, and he’s also looking at the current music that label is putting out, and seeing if he fits in. It’s not the first time he’s said there are several people and HE’S doing the choosing.

    there is a lack of integrity when you consistently say you will not, shall not do something.. and then you sell your soul to the highest bidder.

    We don’t know what these labels were. One, I know, was the Word label, which also wanted to do country crossover to Christian music with Danny. The other was probably who he is with now, 19/RCA. Both were wanting to do the same type of music. I doubt seriously that any r&b label was ever looking at Danny. For one thing, unless I’m mistaken, I can’t think of any remotely modern r&b song that Danny ever sang on idol. He never showcased himself in that way, although I think he does enjoy listening to some of that type of music.

    What did Danny ever say he would not do? He always said he was open to doing what he called a modern soul country, which I think was just his way of saying that he didn’t think he fit in with the traditional country music (and he doesn’t).

    Again, Danny really seems to like the inspirational country power ballads. He chose to do these over and over. As a huge Danny fan, I’m glad that he is not going r&b, as I don’t listen to that music AT ALL. Since Danny didn’t showcase himself as an r&b singer on Idol, but rather more as a singer of heartfelt and emotional type songs, I think his fans, in general, are pleased with the direction he has chosen to go.

  119. He has not shown any hard work on idol or getting ready for idol.

    Actually Danny did work very hard while he was on Idol. I remember on the show Ryan mentioning after one of his songs that Danny had been practicing into the night on his performance. I actually think he had to work harder than the others on the show because he didn’t know the songs that he had to choose from as well as the others.

    Yeah, he could have prepared more before he ever came on the show. But I think Danny had A LOT going on before he went on Idol He had said that he had to work two/three jobs to cover medical expenses because his wife had been having medical issues in the previous year. Then, of course, she died, and I don’t know if learning pop music was his priority at that time.

    Further, going on Idol is really a shot in the dark. No matter how talented you are, you are very lucky to even get your foot through the door. There are just sooo many talented people out there. I think if Danny had known then that he would get as far as he did, he probably would have buckled down. I’ve read that he was just hoping to get to Hollywood. But I do think he knows what hard work is, and I do think he worked extra hard on Idol.

  120. My favorite Danny song is what hurts the most. I also love I hope you dance. I think he should do really well doing country. I listen to some country not awole lot anymore thou. But I’ll buy his. I know my daughter well want it on her i-pod when it comes out. She plays what hurts the most and jesus takes the wheel all the time.

    I don’t listen to traditional country music either. But to me, these songs are a big leap from what I knew as country when I was growing up. I like the changes that are coming in country music (I’m sure many traditionalists don’t). I really enjoy Danny on these types of songs, and I hope he will get some good music in this vein for his album.

  121. We don’t know what these labels were. One, I know, was the Word label, which also wanted to do country crossover to Christian music with Danny. The other was probably who he is with now, 19/RCA. Both were wanting to do the same type of music. I doubt seriously that any r&b label was ever looking at Danny. For one thing, unless I’m mistaken, I can’t think of any remotely modern r&b song that Danny ever sang on idol. He never showcased himself in that way, although I think he does enjoy listening to some of that type of music.

    What did Danny ever say he would not do? He always said he was open to doing what he called a modern soul country, which I think was just his way of saying that he didn’t think he fit in with the traditional country music (and he doesn’t).

    Again, Danny really seems to like the inspirational country power ballads. He chose to do these over and over. As a huge Danny fan, I’m glad that he is not going r&b, as I don’t listen to that music AT ALL. Since Danny didn’t showcase himself as an r&b singer on Idol, but rather more as a singer of heartfelt and emotional type songs, I think his fans, in general, are pleased with the direction he has chosen to go.

    well, obviously, I’m not a big gokey fan, but I’m pretty sure the general consensus was that Danny did not want to do country. He made that very clear, in my opinion.

  122. well, obviously, I’m not a big gokey fan, but I’m pretty sure the general consensus was that Danny did not want to do country. He made that very clear, in my opinion.

    edit: don’t question the motives of posters

    The way I understood Danny was that he wasn’t sure if he would fit into the country fold. And of course, that remains to be seen. I think we all have our perceptions of what country is, and I don’t know that Danny veiwed himself as a “country” singer. But I do honestly believe that he loves and connects with these inspirational type power ballads. These are the songs that show his voice and I think that’s why the country labels were interested in him. Even Word wanted to do country crossover music with Danny, because the type song that suits him best, is now considered to be of the country genre. Even Randy Travis thought Danny should do country after listening to him sing Jesus Takes the Wheel.

    I think Danny wanted to look at the music that was being put out by the label and see if it was music that he felt like he could connect with. I think it’s one reason it took him awhile to sign. He needed to be sure that the music that he will be singing will be something that he is comfortable with. But again, Danny actually showed his love for this type of music over and over.

    Michael, on the other hand, said over and over that he did NOT want to do country. He didn’t say he would be open to modern soul country, but rather he did NOT want to do country. And, of course, now he wants to do country. However, I never see people going off on Michael about this, not that I want them to.

    I, personally, think it’s fine to explore all avenues that are open to you as a singer, as long as you are not singing something you hate. I believe if you believe in the song that you are singing, it’s all good.

  123. alison, the general consensus on here is always to read whatever Danny says in the most negative light. I’m just being honest. There are some who don’t, but by and large Danny’s not getting the AI Internet blog love.

    Well danny will need to worry if he can’t sell out MSMC concert on sept.27.They opened it up to the public all ready.The question would be if it was kris,adam or allison would it of sold out fast and never got opened the the public?It is only 1100 seats.

  124. aek: the general consensus on here is always to read whatever Danny says in the most negative light. I’m just being honest. There are some who don’t, but by and large Danny’s not getting the AI Internet blog love.

    The way I understood Danny was that he wasn’t sure if he would fit into the country fold. And of course, that remains to be seen. I think we all have our perceptions of what country is, and I don’t know that Danny veiwed himself as a ‘country’  singer. But I do honestly believe that he loves and connects with these inspirational type power ballads.

    I agree. I don’t think that Danny gets treated fairly. That doesn’t mean that all of the criticism was unfounded, because on a few occassions he behaviored badly or said thoughtless things. But he really never seems to get a break on most of the Idol sites and blogs, and was criticized for some things way too harshly.

    Regarding Danny and Country music — Danny does know very much about country music but I think his inspirational power ballads and raspy R&B will fit well into the country market — he’ll get a lot of airplay on both the country and inspirational radio stations.

    Most important, Danny has a lot of passionate and loyal fans — and I think Danny’s fans will be happy with his new album. I just wish he would embrace country music and seem more engaged in it. Surely he will by the time the album is released.

  125. I agree with you about the negativity that’s attached to most things Danny does (although, stuff is normally this or that way for a reason)- but also, you know, you’re a huge Danny fan so it goes both ways. It’s like when Kris held that obscenely long note in Heartless- some Kris fans just wouldn’t admit that it was terrible, but eventually, people came around.

    We obviously perceive the things that danny does differently. But a lot of people heard what he said and heard “no country.” his sort of incessant babbling about the “twang” within country and how he wanted this! and this! with a fusion of that! but not the twang of country, just sounded ignorant and reluctant… and, by the sounds of it, it sounded to me like he thinks a a twang is inherent within country.

    Even reading your post, it just sounds like your covering for him. He doesn’t have a passion for country like the way Anoop does R&B. He’s listened to/sang it his whole life, he’s extremely knowledgeable about it, he doesn’t worry about fitting in, and daggone it, he’s good at it.

    As I don’t know his true nature, I can’t say what Danny wants to do, but I think he was reluctant, at best, to pursue country. and I think that is very obvious. Even his tweets are like “guys, give it a chance!!!”

  126. steve: Well danny will need to worry if he can’t sell out MSMC concert on sept.27.They opened it up to the public all ready.The question would be if it was kris,adam or allison would it of sold out fast and never got opened the the public?It is only 1100 seats.

    I bet it sells out, but I agree, I will worry about Danny’s future if is doesn’t sellout. That’s a pretty small venue.

  127. Well danny will need to worry if he can’t sell out MSMC concert on sept.27.They opened it up to the public all ready.The question would be if it was kris,adam or allison would it of sold out fast and never got opened the the public?It is only 1100 seats.

    Well, Steve, by all accounts Danny has been more popular on tour than Allison, and somtimes more popular than Kris. I went to three concerts, and Danny was very well received at all three of them. Definately a better reception than for Allison, and while I was hesitant to try to distinguish between Kris and Danny (because I’m biased and so didn’t trust myself), my sister (total Adam fan) was adamant that Danny got the second most applause at two of the concerts. No doubt Adam is by far the most popular idol this year.

    So if Danny has trouble selling it out, then I would assume Allison and perhaps even Kris would run into some of the same problems, given similar promotion. I hope this doesn’t mean bad things for all three of them.

    I really hope that they will all be successful, but I guess we will have to wait and see.

  128. Aek- the real world started for the idols now.No more idol bubble,lots of people go to the idol concert every year and back there favorite.That doesn’t mean shit in the real music world.The show will start in jan. and they will have a new idol they back and go see on tour.

  129. As I don’t know his true nature, I can’t say what Danny wants to do, but I think he was reluctant, at best, to pursue country.

    I think Danny just wants to sing music that he enjoys. I also think that he likes more than just one type of music. I do agree that the country tag may feel to him like something that he doesn’t naturally fit into, and that may be where the uneasiness comes in. He doesn’t see himself as “country”, and I can understand that. He’s not country. But I still contend that he loves those types of inspirational emotive songs. It’s just that the genre that they happen to currently fall under is country.

  130. Aek- the real world started for the idols now.No more idol bubble,lots of people go to the idol concert every year and back there favorite.That doesn’t mean shit in the real music world.The show will start in jan. and they will have a new idol they back and go see on tour.

    I agree with you Steve. It’s just that at this moment in time, all the former “idols” really have is their American Idol fame. They haven’t really put out any music. So I’m saying that any concert they do before they put out their own music, is pretty much based on the name they made for themselves on Idol.

    But yeah, once they get their music out there, it’s pretty much the real world that they have to either sink or swim in. And for AI peeps that world can really be pretty harsh.

  131. I think Danny just wants to sing music that he enjoys. I also think that he likes more than just one type of music. I do agree that the country tag may feel to him like something that he doesn’t naturally fit into, and that may be where the uneasiness comes in. He doesn’t see himself as ‘country’ , and I can understand that. He’s not country. But I still contend that he loves those types of inspirational emotive songs. It’s just that the genre that they happen to currently fall under is country.

    Well, I was just saying, I’d rather have someone who is passionate about a genre as opposed to “willing.”

    Anoop doesn’t have as many options, won’t be as popular, but he’s not going to do the one that may “technically” fit rather than what he really loves. I mean, a lot of people were wondering if he could be successful in bollywood, but he’s not going to do that. And people are wondering if he’s going to be able to pull off R&B, but he’s going to do it regardless.

    I just really admire that about Anoop.

    eta: but aek, i’m going to bed now. bye [waves] (i just didn’t want you to think that i was ignoring you- if you do respond to this post, that is. so yeah)

  132. Well, I was just saying, I’d rather have someone who is passionate about a genre as opposed to ‘willing.’ 

    But Alison, what I’m differentiating between is songs and what type of genre they happen to currently fall under. I think Danny wants to sing music that he is passionate about.

    But whatever, we’ll see how Danny’s career pans out. I hope he gets some good songs that he can connect with and at least has some moderate success.

    As for Anoop, I was just talking about him with someone. He has a beautiful voice. The problem is finding a place for him in the industry. I don’t think the r&b genre is very accepting of idols, let alone ones that don’t come in the traditional r&b package.

    Has there ever been any talk of labels being interested in Anoop? It almost seems like I heard something about it at one point in the tour, and then never really heard anyting else.

  133. eta: but aek, i’m going to bed now. bye [waves] (i just didn’t want you to think that i was ignoring you- if you do respond to this post, that is. so yeah)

    Thanks for the heads up. I need to go to bed, too. I only need to get up in three hours and go to work. Sweet Anoop dreams, Alison!

  134. Anoop’s, Kris, Lil, and Adam’s Twitter pictures are missing on their Twitter pages….weird.

  135. Thanks for the info Soverymel –

    their eta cracked me up

    We’ve identified the root cause of this problem and expect the issue to be resolved within the next several hours.

  136. OUCH’ ¦Has Kris not done a photo shoot yet?? On that USA Today music calendar, when you click on this name, his page has a big ‘PHOTO NOT AVAILABLE’  instead of his picture. JIVE get busy and get them a photo!!

    Hmm – you know, that’s true – I don’t remember hearing about him doing a photo shoot. Yeah, what’s with that! Especially since he has an even earlier release than Adam.

    But LOVE the USA Today shout-out for Adam :-) Oh, yeah, that’s the fall album I can’t wait to hear too!

  137. Squirrely, I noticed that Lil Wayne is no longer listed for November 24th. Has his album been postponed you think? I thought the 24th was a definite for him.

    Wow – very interesting. So, Adam is still going up against Su-Bo – which believe it or not (and I almost can’t believe it) appears to be his biggest competition. Kris, meanwhile has some killer competition, especially with John Mayer.

    However, I will be honest when I say, even as an Adam fan, that Kris’s first single is really really catchy and seems to be already popular, so I think it will do very well with airplay and that can make all the difference for getting people stoked for the album :-)

  138. But Alison, what I’m differentiating between is songs and what type of genre they happen to currently fall under. I think Danny wants to sing music that he is passionate about.

    But whatever, we’ll see how Danny’s career pans out. I hope he gets some good songs that he can connect with and at least has some moderate success.

    As for Anoop, I was just talking about him with someone. He has a beautiful voice. The problem is finding a place for him in the industry. I don’t think the r&b genre is very accepting of idols, let alone ones that don’t come in the traditional r&b package.

    Has there ever been any talk of labels being interested in Anoop? It almost seems like I heard something about it at one point in the tour, and then never really heard anyting else.

    I mean, I don’t know. Anoop is very tight-lipped about this sort of thing, but he says he doesn’t have a deal, is hopeful, but generally seems to be in good spirits despite the uncertainty. Makes me think he’s got something up that sleeve of his.

    and Anoop fitting into R&B is sort of the big question..but I want to say that he may have met Ne-Yo- he’s never said it in an interview, but I think aaron was working with him and Anoop asked if he could meet him. (Anoop does stuff like that, it’s cute.)

    I mean, realistically, he placed 6th, has sort of a nerdy collegiate indian thing going on for him and his attitude/personality seems a bit ill-fitting for R&B, and he’s lacking in stage presence/charisma… but he seems very confident and hopeful, so I’m just going to mirror his attitude about it. He knows what he’s capable of better than I do.

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