Idol Headlines for 09/23/10

J.Lo met with Paula Abdul weeks before ‘Idol’ deal

However, sources close to Paula Abdul’s new dance competition show, “Got to Dance” on CBS, say that Lopez and her manager Benny Medina were taking meetings with key “Got to Dance” execs just weeks ago.

“There was serious consideration to having her be a part of the judges’ panel for Paula’s show, ” said a well-placed source. “The ‘Idol’ talks were still going, but the talks with J.Lo and Paula’s show were serious ones.”

Read more at MSNBC


Nigel Lythgoe tweets that the American idol judges will be in New Jersey next week, @dizzyfeet: “#AmericanIdol judges r going to New Jersey next week. I remember the first season we were in NY. Simon was threatened with a baseball bat.”

Also, some fans were upset yesterday when Nigel name checked Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood as the “only American Idols”. He responded via twitter today, “I totally understand that Idol fans are upset at me not naming Ruben-Fantasia-Jordan-Taylor-David-Kris and Lee. I really do respect them all”


David Archuleta set to appear on Live With Regis and Kelly, Wednesday October 6. Check your local listing for time and channel. His new album ‘The Other Side of Down’ drops October 5.


Andrew Garcia is in Chicago and will be performing a private concert for Oprah’s staff at Harpo’s Studio.


Carly Smithson will be interviewed on FOX 11’s Good Day LA this morning.


Jason Castro performs a free event at the Mohegan Sun Casino in CT on October 14. The performance is part of the Casino’s “Reality Check” concert series.  Jason will be signing autographs after the performance.


Tune in tonight at 9 pm ET for John Legend Unstaged. Vevo will stream the concert live HERE. Jennifer Hudson will be the singer’s special guest.


More Idol Headlines after the JUMP…

Behind the Scenes of Carrie Underwood’s New Video Mama’s Song

“Mama’s Song” premiers on tomorrow. The second leg of Carrie’s North American tour begins September 25 in Portland OR.


Behind the Scenes: The making of Photograph with Santana & Chris Daughtry


Bucky Covington Talks Life After Label … and Simon

Bucky is still moving full-speed-ahead with his career, including churning out new music and playing several shows. “I’ve got a couple labels that we’re looking at, and we’re very excited, ” he hints. “They’re great labels. We’re just trying to finish up some details.”

Bucky’s fall schedule includes a stop in Daytona Beach, Fla., to perform in the second annual Jam for America, along with John Anderson, the Jane Dear Girls and headliner Gretchen Wilson, with proceeds from the event benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project. Find more of his tour dates here.

Read more at The Boot


New ‘American Idol’ Judges: What Does Jim Cantiello Think?

Today, the heavens parted and Nigel Lythgoe descended upon a Los Angeles press room to share with the world his plan for “American Idol” season 10. Or, as Randy Jackson kept calling it, “American Idol: The Remix.” (Yo, dawg, stop saying that. It’s lame with a capital NO.)

Yep, we have confirmed, new judges. (Nice to meet you Jennifer Lopez and the Madame puppet, I mean Steven Tyler.) But in a somewhat surprising twist, Nigel and Ken Warwick also announced a host of format changes that made “Idol” freaks giddy with excitement. And dread.

Read more at MTV


New ‘Idol’ judges have star power, but is that enough?

“American Idol” made official on Wednesday what has been rumored for months — Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez will join Big Dawg Randy Jackson to form the “American Idol” panel of judges for season 10.

Though the announcement was preceded by the usual Hollywood visual effects ( albeit with no sound, at least at the beginning), it had all the drama and suspense that could be expected from a surprise party a television show throws for itself. Wow, really? J.Lo and the Aerosmith guy? Who knew? (Besides everyone with an Internet connection.)

Read more at MSNBC


American Idol’s Last Chance

The American Idol announcement about J.Lo and Steven Tyler was a foregone conclusion. But could hiring music executive Jimmy Iovine as the contestants’ in-house mentor save the show?

Read more at the Daily Beast


Allison Iraheta backstage @ Miami Glam Nation with Gloria and Emilio Estefan

Allison tweets, “Forgot to share this.. But met two of my idols !!! At the Miami show last week! Amazing!!”


Kris Allen Charms California Broadcasters

BMI sponsored an appearance by American Idol winner and Jive/19 Recordings artist Kris Allen at the Northern California Broadcasters Association’s (NCBA) annual “Radio Day, ” held recently in San Francisco. Allen performed his smash “Live Like We’re Dying, ” along with a number of songs from his debut album, in front of a packed house of Bay area radio execs. The singer/songwriter begins touring with Lifehouse in October. Pictured after the performance are Entercom-San Francisco Market Manager Dwight Walker, NCBA Director of Research Allison Coburn, NCBA President Terry DeVoto, guitarist Cale Mills, Allen, KOIT-FM Program Director Bill Conway, and BMI’s Dan Spears.

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‘Rock of Ages’ at Bank of America Theatre: Maroulis and music of the ’80s still wanna ‘Rock’

Whatever they’re paying Constantine Maroulis — the lovable, shaggy-headed pop star with the sweet smile and the megawatt voice — to tour in “Rock of Ages, ” it just ain’t enough.

Without Maroulis, this jukebox satire of 1980s rock culture would be a shrill parody. Sure, it would still be a good time for the lost children of the Reagan revolution, in the way that singing along to late-night K-Tel record commercials used to be a good time, assuming the right intoxicating beverage was in hand, the right company was on your arm, and adult responsibilities were but a speck in one’s sparkly, pre-digital future.

Read more at Chicago Tribune


Blake Lewis DJ’d the  Get Lucky For Lupus benefit in  Los Angeles, CA last night


Justin Williams to release single November 9

Justin Williams recently signed with Tri-Mind Entertainment and will be releasing his new single “Fly” November 9th 2010. Visit: Become a fan of Justin’s: Follow Justin:

Justin made it to the Hollywood rounds for both Season 8 and 9 of American Idol. He was part of the Matt Giraud “White Chocalate” group audition in Season 8, and in Season 9 he sang “Feeling Good” in a memorable audition in Boston.


Sons of Sylvia Make mom proud

Ashley Clark arrived in Nashville with no prospects for establishing a music career. But he had faith.

Soon after, he landed in emerging star Carrie Underwood’s group. With his brothers, he won a network TV band contest. Now, as Sons of Sylvia, they’re touring with Underwood (playing San Jose’s HP Pavilion on Monday). Soon these charismatic siblings should be headlining arenas themselves.

Opening for Underwood, playing appealing songs from their hit “Revelation” album, Sons of Sylvia are earning enthusiastic responses and long lines at the autograph table. “Crazy things happen in the line sometimes, ” lead vocalist/fiddler Ashley said, laughing. “Girls grabbing you, trying to kiss you, showing you their boobs.”

Read more at Mercury


A Medley of Glee’s Britney Spears Songs

Listen to a medley of songs from the September 28 Glee Britney Spears episode.

via Vulture

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