Idol Headlines for 10/09/10

Lee DeWyze played a private event last night in Carlsbad CA: @LeeDewyze “Just played at the American Airlines & Susan G. Komen Foundation Cure for Cancer Charity Event with my boys @bassickbrandon & Lincoln. Really glad I could be a part of that, and thanks again everyone for your support, love you guys, off to bed, you all kick ass.. Gnite.”

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R Kelly super fan gets arrested
R Kelly super fan gets arrested

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The judges panel and Ryan sit down for a press conference after Austin TX callbacks

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Big Mike and his family sightseeing on their last day in Birmingham.

Mike Lynche was in Birmingham, AL recording with Ruben Studdard.

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David Archuleta shares stage with his mother for Mentors’ Annual Gala fundraiser

SALT LAKE CITY — Last January, “American Idol” superstar David Archuleta and his mother, Lupe, went to her native Honduras and to Guatemala, hosted by Utah-based Mentors International. There, they say firsthand how the organization helps provide loans and training to help families in home-based businesses work their way out of poverty.

On Friday night, mother and son gave to the effort themselves by providing a free performance at Mentors’ Annual Gala fundraiser at the Salt Lake Marriott, before a crowd of several hundred donors and potential donors.

It was the organization’s 20th anniversary, and the two Archuletas were up for the occasion in a performance that featured fast-paced Latin music and heartfelt ballads evoking the optimism that drives Mentors.

David sang “Angels”, Things are Going to Get Better” and a Spanish language song, “Contigo En La Distancia”. Lupe performed 2 Spanish language songs, including “Mi Tierra”. David and Lupe closed the set with a duet, “A Puro Dolor”.

See the photos HERE. Article from Deseret News HERE.

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American Idol Kris Allen Comes Home

I’ve been a photographer now for almost three years now. The first lesson I learned was “always take your camera with you” Today was one of those days. I was on hand to photograph the return of Kris Allen, Winner of “American Idol Season 8? back home to Conway, AR. This event featured friends and family alike thanking Kris for all he has done. In a great move the city voted to rename the stage at Simon Park to “The Kris Allen Stage”

See the photos at Wright Way Photography

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Carrie Underwood brings her “Play On” tour home to Oklahoma

“I’m always excited to come and play hometown shows, and I’ll probably know half the people in the audience. It just makes me feel really cool because I used to play places in Oklahoma when there’d be about five people listening. So, this is pretty special, ” Underwood said in a phone interview last week from Los Angeles, where she was rehearsing for her sold-out show this past Saturday at the Hollywood Bowl.

Read more: http://www.newsok.com/carrie-underwood-bring-her-play-on-tour-home-to-oklahoma/article/3502222?custom_click=lead_story_title#ixzz11tO3f1Xx

Read more at News OK

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Simon Cowell to help X Factor reject Gamu Nhengu fight deportation

AXED Gamu Nhengu has been told: “Come back on X Factor next year and win it.”

Show supremo Simon Cowell has thrown his weight behind the campaign to save the Scots-based teenager from deportation to Zimbabwe.

And last night sources close to Gamu said Cowell was aiming to help her have a fairytale comeback in 2011.

The show’s bosses are also keen to ensure other record companies don’t cash in on the fame Gamu has gained from the drama surrounding her exit.

Read more at the Daily Record

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Behind Glee’s Duets

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  1. From the Record Article

    The show’s bosses are also keen to ensure other record companies don’t cash in on the fame Gamu has gained from the drama surrounding her exit.

    If true, that’s their real worry – similar to the way the record companies associated with these shows sign a contestant chiefly to avoid some other record company getting them rather than really wanting and promoting said contestant.

    “They want to help her stay in the UK and then bring her back to auditions next year. They know it would make a great story and also Gamu would have a good chance.”

    That’s the truth of it – they only want her for story purposes in the early episodes – they have no idea how she will do in the competition at the public stage. Signing for other management will preclude that happening.

  2. And last night sources close to Gamu said Cowell was aiming to help her have a fairytale comeback in 2011.

    How is that supposed to work? I thought there was going to be no British X-Factor in 2011 because it will overlap with the US X-Factor.

    Or is Cowell masterminding all this crap so that he can suddenly pounce a spring version of X-Factor on the British (“We have to do it to save Gamu! If she doesn’t win, she’ll be deported!”)? Or is she going to be on BGT (where you only have to know how to sing one song?)? Can she sing at all? What was up with the over the top autotuning? Or is she just a backstory and Simon knows how to spin that kind of stuff into platinum SuBo numbers.

  3. They want to help her stay in the UK and then bring her back to auditions next year. They know it would make a great story

    – Daily Record

    I see JohnP and I have much the same feelings. Gamu’s back-story (which is still on-going) is sad for her…but a TV reality show with a musical theme has no business using their muscle to protect the interests of a family in the UK illegally. Many stories, like Gamu’s, are tragic. Many illegal hispanic families in the United States are facing these same issues everyday.

    Whether Simon and his team are really altruistic in their efforts to help…it just comes across to the average joe (like me) that everything is just being done for publicity purposes. And considering all the other manipulative things that Simon does to keep his shows and “talent” (and I use that term very loosely) in the forefront I don’t think I’m being cynical, just realistic.

  4. Also not mentioned in the Deseret news article, David also sang, Dream Sky High.

  5. sagi:
    10/09/2010 at 10:39 am
    Oh, I just found this! Adam will be at Jingle Ball?! Of course it says projected, but I think he will be available @that time? Maybe that is the “cool announcement coming next week” according to @AdamLambertFans!?
    http://www.acticketguys.com/Event.aspx?EventID=38395

    Happy for Adam, that’s a nice line up. So far, it looks like Adam is performing at three Jingle Balls, one in New York, New Jersey and Florida.

  6. Yay Lee for supporting such a great cause.

    Still no video or leaks about last week’s private event with David Cook. Is it considered tacky to whip out your cell phone and start recording when you are all dressed up at a fancy private event?

  7. Michael Sarver (S8) has a concert today (10/9) at Cabotfest in Cabot, AR. He is set to hit the stage at 5:30 pm. He also tweeted about doing something in Little Rock, AR tomorrow.

    http://www.cabotarkansas.us/

  8. Oh, I just found this! Adam will be at Jingle Ball?! Of course it says projected, but I think he will be available @that time? Maybe that is the “cool announcement coming next week” according to @AdamLambertFans!?
    http://www.acticketguys.com/Event.aspx?EventID=38395

    That is the Q102 jingle ball (philly)…it has been expected that he will be there since he mentioned performing at a philly radio show, he is on their jingle ball poll, and they have been tweeting him up in connection with the poll. but that website just states “projected” so until q102 announces the lineup nothing is official. Adam has been included on a number of other jingle ball polls (z100, miami, tampa) but no one really knows if he will be part of those lineups or not (or whether he was just included for website hits)…

    FYI: the Q jb is the philly area, which includes very south jersey…the venue itself i guess is in south jersey….but its a philly station and considered a philly jingle ball (not a NJ jingle ball — not that it matters, lol.)

  9. mmb:
    That is the Q102 jingle ball (philly)…it has been expected that he will be there since he mentioned performing at a philly radio show, he is on their jingle ball poll, and they have been tweeting him up in connection with the poll. but that website just states “projected” so until q102 announces the lineup nothing is official.

    Adam is #1 on the Q102 poll with more than 45% of the votes now. “Fetus” Bieber is #2 with less than 20%.

  10. Adam is #1 on the Q102 poll with more than 45% of the votes now. “Fetus” Bieber is #2 with less than 20%.

    It’s nice to see that Idol fans can still outcrazy tweens when it comes to meaningless Internet polls.

  11. If there’s enough media, I’ll probably do a post on it later.

    But Danny has a big concert event tonight. He’s headlining the concert that wraps up a several-day Boy Scouts gathering in Kansas. Some 4000 Scouts/family members are supposed to be there, and thousands more tickets were made available to the general public. Someone yesterday was estimating there are likely to be at least 6000 people attending.

    Jennette McCurdy (iCarly) is opening for Danny. They did the orange carpet thing together for the ACM Awards a while back, with Sarah Buxton and Emily West.

  12. Danny has a big concert event tonight.

    Hope we gets lots of videos and pictures of Danny’s concert tonight. Should be great fun for those who are going. Those scouts, family members and fans of Danny and Jennette McCurdy are in for a treat.

  13. Gamu might make a good backstory on the next X-factor after the interest in stepping in to help her with her visa issues. But I don’t think she has a chance of ever winning this kind of thing anyway. Nice strong voice but nothing really extraordinary enough to make any kind of serious mark in the recording world. Maybe the 15 minutes of fame from this whole ruckus might make a novelty worth selling, but unless she’s got some songwriting chops that we haven’t seen to put her in the singer/songwriter realm, I just can’t see her voice having enough of a unique quality to really impact in the long run.

  14. For anyone interested, ArtistSupporter is gifting Michael Sarver’s CD today

    Today, October 09, 2010, 3 hours ago
    michaelsarver1: RT @Artistsupporter: I’m gifting @Michaelsarver1 CDs all day in honor of his concert tonight in Cabot, AK. Send US iTunes email address …

  15. But Danny has a big concert event tonight. He’s headlining the concert that wraps up a several-day Boy Scouts gathering in Kansas.

    I think the Scouts are going to love Danny. He is great with kids; has worked with troubled teens at Journey house in Milwaukee as a mentor. And he will be just the right combo of wholesomeness and rocking good time that the Scouts will appreciate, lol.

    I’ll also be really interested to see how Jeanette McCurdy (ICarly) does. I really liked her lead single, wish it would have done better on radio. Jeanette and Danny seemed to really hit it off at the ACM when they hosted the orange carpet pre-show.

    It’s nice to see that Idol fans can still outcrazy tweens when it comes to meaningless Internet polls.

    Isn’t that the truth.
    What have I become :lol:

  16. If I didn’t already think that Simon has probably agreed some sort of exclusivity contract with Gamu, (her story is in the NOTW tommorrow), I would have hoped that some savvy record company would sign her up pronto. Would’nt it be interesting if she were to release a single, just in time for the Chrismas number 1 charts….?

    And she can sing without auto-tuning. This was her very sweet bootcamp performance.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yULsQIJKjyI

    Not sure if the song spoilers are correct for tonight but: Nicolo doing Lady Gaga?!, Storm doing Starship?!, and Diva Fever?!!!. Blimey, it’s going to be as camp as Christmas.
    I can’t wait!

  17. Hope there is lots of good video for Danny’s concert tonight. Not sure though, as it’s such a big event the fans who are going and planning to take media may not be that close to the stage.

    Maybe some Boy Scouts will decide to tape it and put it on YT to earn scouting points though, lol.

  18. Tweet from Danny – Wonder what he will be doing in LA?

    “Tonight I’m doing a show with my buddy @JeanetteMcCurdy in Salina Kansas and then off to LA. Gotta week full of exciting things!!”

  19. Adam has been included on a number of other jingle ball polls (z100, miami, tampa) but no one really knows if he will be part of those lineups or not (or whether he was just included for website hits)…

    I would bet my house he won’t be in Tampa. They haven’t played IIHY since Tuesday, dropped it off the playlist ;)

    Kelly is also on the poll.

    http://www.jingleballtampabay.com/main.html

  20. sagi:
    10/09/2010 at 10:39 am

    Oh, I just found this! Adam will be at Jingle Ball?! Of course it says projected, but I think he will be available @that time? Maybe that is the “cool announcement coming next week” according to @AdamLambertFans!?
    http://www.acticketguys.com/Event.aspx?EventID=38395

    I think/hope that “cool announcement” may have something to do with the LA Concert 12/16 Club Nokia — because a lot of fans and many ALF members did not get tickets. Even people standing in line at the box office when the tickets went on sale did not get tickets. (They should have booked the Nokia Theater!)

    Q102 and Z100 Jingle Ball appearances look pretty certain. But the stations get to reveal that. Adam said on the Kidd Kraddick interview on September 7, 2010 that after he returned from Europe in December “I’m doing two radio shows, one in Philly and one in NY”.

    At 8:57 mark:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6aRj-fJis0&feature=related

    Neither Q102 or Z100 has officially confirmed that Adam will be there — they are both doing promotions to reveal the performers. Adam was by far the top vote getter on both stations website polls, so my bet is that he will also be a late reveal. Z100 has a photo montage that they are filling in one-at-a-time located here: http://www.z100.com/pages/events/jingleball10/

    Looks like Cobra Starship, Bruno Mars and Bieber in the back row. Adam could be the second or third seated guy in front row, or not even in the photo — but my bet is that he is there.

    Adam was also the top vote getter on the Tampa 93.3 and Miami Y100 Jingle Ball polls. (Adam fans have apparently learned how to vote!) And I think there is a chance he could also be at those two concerts — they both played IIHY a lot.

    ETA: Jordin Sparks is also on the Q102 unconfirmed list of artists for the Philly Jingle Ball.

  21. sr4mjc:
    10/09/2010 at 4:24 pm

    I would bet my house he won’t be in Tampa. They haven’t played IIHY since Tuesday, dropped it off the playlist ;)

    IIHY is coming off of Pop playlists all over the place — it had a long run.

    WFLZ added it on 6/29/2010. The Tampa Clear Channel HAC Station added it on 8/23/2010 and is now has it in their regular rotation. WFLZ is probably owed something more than the interview they got from Adam in September.

    Just hoping that RCA decided to release Sleepwalker!

  22. Reminder:

    By the way, I just figured out there are some fans hanging–well it’s more like hiding out–in old threads.

    I don’t mind that at all, but I need to remind some folks that the blog guidelines cover EVERY THREAD here. I’m a little put out to discover some off-topic chatter going on in old threads.

    This is to let you know, I’ll be monitoring the threads in a different way from now on. So don’t assume I’m not monitoring threads that fall off the front page.

  23. Q3:
    IIHY is coming off of Pop playlists all over the place — it had a long run.

    There are still a few breaths left in it. I noticed WVMX-FM in Columbus, OH, added it just this past Wed. They must have overlooked it when HAC stations added on Mon.

    Just hoping that RCA decided to release Sleepwalker!

    Amen! I’m keeping my fingers crossed for that as well.

  24. Tweet from Danny – Wonder what he will be doing in LA?

    “Tonight I’m doing a show with my buddy @JeanetteMcCurdy in Salina Kansas and then off to LA. Gotta week full of exciting things!!”

    That’s intriguing, although by Danny’s lights there’s at least a 50/50 chance “exciting” might be Sophia’s Heart-related, lol. Hopefully he will spill a few details as some of those “exciting things” unfold :) He doesn’t have another public event until the 14th at the NC State Fair, so he does have a few days to do some other things, whether it’s media, or a private gig, or something else altogether.

    I suppose one clue will be whether the bus & band go along or Danny makes a solo trip to LA.

  25. ETA: Jordin Sparks is also on the Q102 unconfirmed list of artists for the Philly Jingle Ball.

    I was just wondering about this. Anyone hear about any of our other idol, new or old?

  26. koshka:
    10/09/2010 at 5:45 pm
    I was just wondering about this. Anyone hear about any of our other idol, new or old?

    I haven’t heard about any others, but I would guess Kris would be going back to some of the ones he did last year.

  27. ETA: Jordin Sparks is also on the Q102 unconfirmed list of artists for the Philly Jingle Ball.

    where is she listed? that link mentions her as a performer at the 2009 q102 jingle ball, but not as a projected performer for the 2010 ball. It would be fantastic to see Jordin at some jingle balls, but i would be surprised if she did them this year as she is not promoting either a single or her album. Also, i would not be surprised if she extended her run in In the Heights thru the end of the year, and if she does, she will be unavailable for any jingle balls (have no idea whether she will extend, but guest stars frequently do)

  28. Adam was also the top vote getter on the Tampa 93.3 and Miami Y100 Jingle Ball polls. (Adam fans have apparently learned how to vote!) And I think there is a chance he could also be at those two concerts — they both played IIHY a lot.

    Adam has been ahead by a mile in every jingle ball poll he has been on. Pretty amazing. You would think this would nudge the PD’s at these radio stations that Adam’s popularity is unstoppable and seems to have overcome any lack of radio play. The Tampa DJ’s have sometimes made some snarky remarks about Adam and he does not get nearly the radio play that Katy, Kesha, Bruno etc. get and yet he had the biggest post game concert crowd at the Tropicana with about 30,000 in attendance. And now he is beating some very big names in these Jingle Ball polls. Hopefully this bodes well for Adam’s continued radio presence.

  29. Hopefully, the cool news about Adam is a SW release?!! I know wishful thinking :) (or Aftermath for reasons in the news?)

  30. You would think this would nudge the PD’s at these radio stations that Adam’s popularity is unstoppable and seems to have overcome any lack of radio play.

    I’m pretty sure that the djs know all about Adam’s popularity, and the internet popularity of AI alums in general. AI alums tend to do very well on most internet polls.

  31. I doubt that’s Cobra Starship in the photo, haven’t heard much from them since… well, last year’s jingle balls.

    If it’s a trio with another two guys to the left in the middle, it could be Train or The Script or if it’s a group with 5 guys I’m going with Maroon 5 or One Republic. Taio Cruz on the far left, Bruno Mars between Katy and Selena, Beiber to the right of Selena, La Roux in the lower left corner. Leaving the 2 guys in chairs and the second guy on the left kinda vague for me.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Posner is one. Maybe even Lee since the idol winner usually gets a slot. At least last year.

    I’m not totally sure it was Z100 Adam was talking about NY. Could be WPLJ? Guess we’ll know soon enough. Or Q102, since the show is in NJ.

    No way the fan club is getting to release single news. New tshirt available? Second LA show?

    ETA: Or could be Drake on the left

  32. I’m not totally sure it was Z100 Adam was talking about. Could be WPLJ? Guess we’ll know soon enough.

    No way the fan club is getting to release single news. New tshirt available? Second LA show?

    i would agree with you there…adam was not necessarily referring to the z jingle ball when referring to a ny radio show…for example, plj has been a good supporter of adam and while they don’t have a jingle ball they do lots of special shows with artists (they do lots of special acoustic shows, kris did a summer kick off concert for them this year etc.) maybe he is doing something for them?

    and the “cool news” is likely to be something super unimportant, like a new tshirt or key chain lol, or possibly a second la club nokia show…but a SW release would be cool (altho not expecting it)

  33. I haven’t heard about any others, but I would guess Kris would be going back to some of the ones he did last year.

    I don’t know that Kris would be doing any of the jingle balls he did last year, don’t the stations usually rotate their artist lineups? I suppose they might have the biggest stars back two years in a row, but Kris wouldn’t qualify on that count.

    I think Maroon 5 is a good guess for the Z100 ball. Or Paramore?

    I’m pretty sure that the djs know all about Adam’s popularity, and the internet popularity of AI alums in general. AI alums tend to do very well on most internet polls.

    LOL, yes.

  34. I think as we’ve seen last year who these stations get it sort of a toss up. Some artists rely on radio
    station gigs for getting out in front of people much, like la roux. There were lots of WTF? Artists @ some of these jingleballs. Not always the best of the best. Sometimes they just have a solid headliners. I don’t think you can tell anything from the pics.

  35. krinjalists: RT @robint1978: Michael gave a special shout out to @KrisAllen!!
    awww

  36. La Roux in the lower left corner. Leaving the 2 guys in chairs and the second guy on the left kinda vague for me.

    I thought the La Roux figure was Rihanna and the guy below Bruno Mars looks like Adam to me(but maybe that is wishful thinking).

  37. I was saying the announcement might be a single release with a wink and tongue in cheek, just so you know. I said wishful thinking.

  38. Hi I lurk. Anywhoo, I think the second guy on the left could be Adam in his Wossy suit. I just can’t find an exact picture.

  39. Elliegirl:
    I’m pretty sure that the djs know all about Adam’s popularity, and the internet popularity of AI alums in general. AI alums tend to do very well on most internet polls.

    Not always. Last time I looked Kelly Clarkson was only 1.02% on Tampa’s 93.3 FLZ Jingle Ball poll.

  40. Michael Sarver seemed to have left a good impression after his show in Cabot, AR tonight. AINOW is on hand to interview him.

    robint1978

    #Picture of a picture with @michaelsarver1!! Y’all, he was super nice! I was nervous for no reason!! :) http://plixi.com/p/49716805

    #Thank you so much @michaelsarver1 for a great show & also for talking to me afterwards! OH! & thank you for Cinderella Girl!!! <3

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    #Ya’ll, @michaelsarver1 is the real deal. the epitome of a good guy. He deserves so much!

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  41. michaelsarver1
    Great show in Cabot, AR. Thank you for treating us so well. Now I must sleep!

    MSarverBand
    We had a blast at the show tonight! Such a great crowd & great town. Thanks Cabot, AR for everything. Will post pics AQAP! G’night tweople.

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