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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The judges panel and Ryan sit down for a press conference after Austin TX callbacks
Big Mike and his family sightseeing on their last day in Birmingham.
Mike Lynche was in Birmingham, AL recording with Ruben Studdard.
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”.
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
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.
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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
Behind Glee’s Duets