Idol Headlines for 10/20/10

Kellie Pickler meets her fav, Clint Eastwood on Thursday’s Ellen DeGeneres show. Check out a preview HERE.

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David Cook? Still writing songs! @DavidCook: “just did a little “on-my-own” writing. very mellow song idea. kinda in love with it.”

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Crystal Bowersox is returning to Ohio this week (WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY)to help raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness! She will be at the following events: Tonight she’ll be at the Concert For A Cure sponsored by WMMX / Mix 107.7 in Dayton Ohio and tomorrow (Oct 21) she’ll be at the WKRQ/Q102 Bosom Ball in Cincinnati, OH. She’ll be previewing some of her new songs, according to her Official Website.

More Headlines after the JUMP…

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Northwestern’s John Park competing in Korean version of “Idol”

The next Asian pop sensation could be Northwestern’s very own John Park.

The Weinberg senior is taking this quarter off from NU classes to compete in the Korean version of “American Idol, ” called “Superstar K”, in Seoul.

Park is one of two competitors remaining in the competition. The winner will be announced Friday morning.

John Park Sings Sunday Morning

via jenniferkim319

Read more at Daily Northwestern

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Carrie Underwood, ‘Mama’s Song’ — Story Behind the Lyrics

Songwriter Luke Laird tells The Boot about the writing session that resulted in Carrie Underwood’s latest blockbuster hit, ‘Mama’s Song.’ Luke wrote the song with Carrie, Kara DioGuardi and Marty Frederiksen, the same writing team behind Carrie’s previous chart-topper, ‘Undo It.”

We wrote this song on the same day as ‘Undo It.’ We were in Los Angeles at Sunset Marquis Hotel … about two years ago. I got this call from Carrie’s management, and they were like, “Hey, do you want to go out L.A. and write with Carrie?” I was like, “Well, yeah. I’d write with Carrie in Dothan, Ala. if I have to!” [laughs] She was already booked to write with Kara and Marty; I don’t know why I got invited, maybe just because Carrie and I had written together before and she felt comfortable with it or something.

Read more at The Boot

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Josh Gracin Sets his Standards High

“There’s a lot of negativity (in the industry) that comes from being on a talent show, ” he explained. “We’re criticized for taking the ‘easy way.’ That’s ridiculous. If I didn’t work hard, I wouldn’t have gotten here.”

A Marine on active service when he performed on Idol, Gracin began his career in earnest after his honorable discharge in 2004. His debut album, ‘Josh Gracin, ’ was certified gold that year, with three of its singles — I Want to Live, Nothin’ to Lose, and Stay with Me — breaking into Billboard’s top five Country list. Nothin’ to Lose made it all the way to number one.

But he still feels that he’s the same as he was when he first started writing music as a teen.

Read more at Cape May County Herald

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Jason Castro Date Night

Jason says 24 stations have added his new single.

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Homeless shelter plan concerns residents

A proposal to turn an Eastland Avenue medical facility into a small homeless shelter has residents and Metro Council members in East Nashville concerned and asking questions about the plan.

According to Hollin, the company recently “gifted” the 7, 600-square-foot property to Sophia’s Heart, a nonprofit started by American Idol contestant Danny Gokey who founded the organization in honor of his deceased wife. The foundation provides youth arts and music programming.

The concern started over an e-mail from Hsing Liu, a representative of Sophia’s Heart Foundation, and sent to a Metro Codes Department official.

Liu states in the e-mail his organization would like to use “the existing, fully operational kitchen to give meals to a small group (10 to 20 people) of overnight homeless guests” or use the “hospital suites to give short-term housing to a small group of homeless guests.”

Read more at Tennessean.com

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Sons of Sylvia get big break touring with Carrie Underwood

What can they say? Sons of Sylvia adore Carrie Underwood.

“Working with Carrie is an absolute dream, honor, pleasure. It’s amazing. I don’t know what to say, it couldn’t get any better, ” said Austin Clark, who makes up the country-rock trio with his brothers Ashley and Adam. “She’s like an angel.”

For the Sons of Sylvia, the Oklahoma native does seem heaven-sent. Not only did Underwood invite the band to record the duet “What Can I Say” for her 2009 platinum-selling album “Play On, ” she also asked them to open the more than 100 shows on her “Play On Tour.” The blockbuster tour is stopping tonight at Oklahoma City’s Ford Center.

Read more at News OK

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Ruben Studdard sings “Flying Without Wings” at Skate For the Heart

Ruben Studdard performs “Flying Without Wings” at “Skate For the Heart” taped in Youngstown on October 10. David Arculeta performed too. Check out more videos HERE.

via 8thRowCenter

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Nurse J-Lo: Jennifer Lopez cheers up sick children with a hospital visit

The leopard print dress and huge hoop earrings are hardly the uniform of your average nurse.

But Jennifer Lopez did wonders for these sick children when she stopped by their bedsides in hospital.

The singer and actress paid a visit to the University Paediatric Hospital of San Juan to cheer up the young patients.

See the photos at Daily Mail.co.uk

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Backstage at DWTS: It’s the Saddest So-Long of the Season!

Spoiler Alert! Mrs. Brady, aka Florence Henderson, was the one to say buh-bye to Dancing With the Stars tonight, and not one of the remaining dancers was happy to see her go.

“I’m going to miss everything about Florence, ” a tearful Brandy tells us. “She is a brilliant woman. I’m so proud to know her now, and I’m very hurt by her leaving tonight.” And Brandy’s sentiments seem to be a recurring theme among the dancers.

Read more at EOnline

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‘Dancing with the Stars’ eliminated contestant: ‘I’ve seen shocking things happen on this show’

“I was a little surprised but you know, I’ve watched this show since it began and I’ve seen absolutely shocking things happen so somebody had to go, ” Henderson told reporters afterwards. “When the two lowest scoring performers were safe, I thought `Corky, we’re in trouble.’ You just don’t know.”

“A low score means nothing, ” Ballas continued. “I had the lowest score every show with Cloris Leachman. What does it mean? People have to call and vote. Those votes mean a big deal. It was kind of sad that we went out at our best. She was starting to crank it up, get strong. She was learning how to speed up her feet. We were just getting to a breakthrough.”

Read more at Entertainment Weekly

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Parents Group: GQ’s Glee Cover “Borders on Pedophilia”

GQ’s sexy Glee cover has gone too far, The Parents Television Council says.

In a statement released Wednesday, the group slams the November issue, which features Cory Monteith, 28, Dianna Agron and Lea Michele, both 24 — all of whom play highschoolers on the hit Fox show — wearing hardly any clothing.

“It is disturbing that GQ, which is explicitly written for adult men, is sexualizing the actresses who play high school-aged characters on Glee in this way. It borders on pedophilia, ” the statement reads.

“By authorizing this kind of near-pornographic display, the creators of the program have established their intentions on the show’s direction, ” the statement concludes. “And it isn’t good for families.”

Read more at US

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Glee Work Has Begun!

Gwyneth Paltrow is in the building—McKinley High, to be exact.

We just got word that the Oscar-winner has started shooting her guest spot on Glee…

“We shot some stuff with her, ” said Harry Shum Jr., the awesome actor/dancer who plays Mike Chang on the hit series. We talked to him last night at the launch of Ubisoft video game Just Dance 2. “She’s been great.”

Read more at E Online

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48 Comments

  1. if david and 19 are aiming for spring release, when does the PR tour starts?? like january?

    BTW, just re-watched some season 7 episodes that i’ve missed back then.. i’d say that david cook is truly the WTF dude, you just have to trust him…

    i’ll trust him on the second album, whatever results it will bring… rca may have the timeline, 19 the pr, but he’s the dude who’ll handle his music

  2. Is Cook aware of the fact that only 12 tracks are going to make it on the album? I bet he’s written over 100 songs in this album cycle. That’s crazy. Can’t they just release something already?

  3. For Danny’s show tomorrow in Buffalo NY with Steel Magnolia and The Band Perry.

    http://www.buffalonews.com/city/article225107.ece

    Country stars of tomorrow take the spotlight in the WYRK Fall Acoustic Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts on the North Campus in Amherst. Headliner is Danny Gokey, the country singer who was third-place finalist in the eighth season of “American Idol.” Opening is Steel Magnolia, the boyfriend-girlfriend duo that won the second season of the talent show “Can You Duet,” and the bright young sibling trio, the Band Perry. Tickets are $27.

  4. if david and 19 are aiming for spring release, when does the PR tour starts?? like january?

    Based on history, the major promo stuff, like the TV appearances, big interviews, etc happen the week of record drop. But there should be some radio interviews and such to promote the lead-off single before the drop. I’m hopeful about this record too, and this mellow solo write sounds fab, but I don’t anticipate hearing from the Cook camp in earnest until probably February… But that’s just my guess.

    Is Cook aware of the fact that only 12 tracks are going to make it on the album? I bet he’s written over 100 songs in this album cycle. That’s crazy. Can’t they just release something already?

    haha, IKR? But I just hope all this extra time to write and arrange and tweak songs just means the end product will be that much closer to his vision. Kiss On the Neck is like, my 2nd favorite song on the first album and it was a last minute write. Permanent was one of the last songs to be written and tracked and that’s like my 3rd favorite. I recently got the new Sara Bareilles record and thought it was cool she got to do a track that was all vocals ala Imogen Heap- I remembered David mentioning that as one of his lofty goals, and thought it was interesting that he’s a fan of Sara’s, and she got to do something he’s mentioned as a goal. Anyway, my point is, hoping this extra time means David gets to implement as many lofty ideas and goals as possible. I am optimistic to a fault today :)

  5. Country stars of tomorrow take the spotlight in the WYRK Fall Acoustic Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts on the North Campus in Amherst. Headliner is Danny Gokey, the country singer who was third-place finalist in the eighth season of “American Idol.” Opening is Steel Magnolia, the boyfriend-girlfriend duo that won the second season of the talent show “Can You Duet,” and the bright young sibling trio, the Band Perry. Tickets are $27.

    Woot! The Band Perry is really on the rise up with radio and people loving their last single; but I’m happy Danny is the headliner. Either he has the best touring record, or someone likes him, lol.

    Should be a well attended concert, I think.

  6. Album preview from Crystal? Excellent! I hope there are some video cameras there.

    ETA: I fear you are correct, negativo. But at least he doesn’t look like TC.

  7. Is Cook aware of the fact that only 12 tracks are going to make it on the album? I bet he’s written over 100 songs in this album cycle.

    LaraC, there were 15 tracks used on DCTR – counting the hidden “Kiss On the Neck” and the two bonus tracks. We know there are more written than are ever used, even in that artificially compressed time frame of a first album. For this one – 21 titles that we know, and many, many more hinted at – including this latest ‘mellow’ song. People are fantasizing a double album by now, and only somewhat facetiously…”something already” is a common refrain. The delay is frustrating, to get our hands/ears on new music. We may be resigned to the wait – but we will still kvetch about it. ;)

    There was a Question Collection last cycle – things to ask if one gets a chance – either in a M&G line or when interviewers and reporters solicit fan questions, and it’s worth noting that a lot of them were eventually answered by David. This time, there may be as many questions as there are songs, and the first on the list is usually some form of WTF!Cook?

  8. Not only a benevolent thing playing at the BC events, but also smart for Crystal career-wise by keeping her name and face active in the news.

  9. As long as RCA isn’t doing anything with him and the CD likely won’t even be until probably March/April (maybe even later) he might as well write. Its what he does. Certainly not his fault RCA has held things up. I suspect Kelly has been going through the same thing. Since the writing has been such a long process I can only hope that means we’ll have some quality songs.

  10. Trina: I suspect Kelly has been going through the same thing.

    With Kelly we know she went back into the studio and it was probably to record a song written by the same team that did MLWSWY based on the blog by Mike Comparetto. So I think what’s happening is RCA’s going to let her have her songs but the compromise is recording a few songs by hitmakers at least one of which will be a single.

  11. That means that RCA will have Kelly, Cook and Adam* albums out in the first half of 2011. And isn’t Carrier releasing an album in 2011, too? And what about a new Daughtry album — doubt they will wait more than 2 years again. That is a lot of Idol product!

    Still makes me wonder why they didn’t release Kelly’s album in the Fall. It is apparently done and accepted.

    * If they keep current scheduled, which I expect they will.

  12. OH. She’ll be previewing some of her new songs, according to her Official Website.

    Cool! I would expect that one of the new songs is the planned first single.

  13. NEW CRYSTAL SONGS!!! ***flails*** :D

    And what about a new Daughtry album — doubt they will wait more than 2 years again.

    Daughtry’s 2 years aren’t up until July (or August?). Has he said anything lately about recording? When does he stop touring? I would expect he and Carrie to drop in the fall of 2011 at the earliest.

    So Kelly, Cook and Casey should be in the spring, Adam probably late spring/Summer? They are all in pretty different genres so I suspect they won’t get in each other’s way.

  14. negativo:
    10/20/2010 at 9:07 am
    David Cook is to recording albums as Truman Capote was to writing books.

    Hush now. In Cold Blood took over four years to write, didn’t it? My head would explode if I had to wait that long. Although at this point I think he may be as prolific. With all of the writing he’s done, maybe we’ll get a double album and, like, ten EPs of the B sides. That would totally be worth the wait. Maybe.

    But at least he doesn’t look like TC.

    Heh, as I recall around Happy Together or so a number of people on TWoP were convinced that Cookie was the hair doppelganger of Phillip Seymour Hoffman, who played Capote. Course now he’s totally Ewan McGregor’s hair twinsie.

  15. David Cook is to recording albums as Truman Capote was to writing books.

    LOL! He really is. i’m sure if things were up to him, his album would be out a lot sooner. Surely he’s written a lot more than 12 songs by this point. I don’t know why the date keeps being pushed back, unless it’s because 19 wants to release all the season 9 albums first. If they wait until Casey’s is released, we could be looking at next spring for a new Cook album. I know David knows what he’s doing, but does 19? Cook has already fallen under the radar–I hope he can bounce back after such a long wait between albums. On the plus side, a spring release would be perfect for Cook performing a new song on season 10. We’ll see what happens.

    Woot! The Band Perry is really on the rise up with radio and people loving their last single; but I’m happy Danny is the headliner. Either he has the best touring record, or someone likes him, lol.

    I think so too. Danny was the only nominee the ACA congratulated on Twitter and the first one they added to those they are following. It seems to me they are pimping him for the win, and I hope he does. He’s worked hard and deserves this. If he does win, that will give his career a huge boost. Pretty impressive that other nominees who have had higher sales are opening for him rather than the other way around. RCA and ACA obviously think very highly of Danny, and his fans are incredibly motivated too. I think he might take this.

    How nice it would be if he got a Grammy nom too. I don’t know if he will, but I think it’s possible.

  16. The only thing Chris has said is that they’ll start work on a new album next year. He hasn’t specified a date and I don’t think they’ve been near a studio. If they release an album next year I’d speculate September at the earliest.

  17. Q3: Still makes me wonder why they didn’t release Kelly’s album in the Fall. It is apparently done and accepted.

    Actually as of a couple days ago Kelly went back to studio to record another song and Mike Comparetto blogged how the team that wrote MLWSWY and other hits had been working on a song for her. So apparently RCA still wanted the hitmakers to get paid by having Kelly do one of their songs.

    tinawina: I would expect he and Carrie to drop in the fall of 2011 at the earliest.

    I could see Daughtry coming in late summer but fall 2011 at the earliest wouldn’t surprise me either. But being a new daddy might change things a little for him, you never know!

    Carrie’s confirmed to IdolsNow that she’ll be working on a new album after the Play On tour wraps. Usually her schedule is tour the full year, work on an album the next year. I think her “special project” song that’s one of the songs she wrote with Hillary Lindsey and David Hodges this summer could very well be Carrie’s next single after Mama’s Song which would mean they’re wrapping up the Play On era. The “special project” would be the movie Soul Surfer which I think is supposed to be out next year. So if that’s Carrie’s next single that’d probably take her into the spring and then there’ll be a little gap before she comes back with the lead single for album #4 in late summer/early fall 2011. But that’s just based on Carrie’s usual schedule and you never know how things’ll go.

  18. Is Casey even being managed by 19? I really doubt they would hold up David because of Casey, Lee yes but not Casey. And wouldn’t RCA have more control over the date before 19?

  19. Is Casey even being managed by 19? I really doubt they would hold up David because of Casey, Lee yes but not Casey. And wouldn’t RCA have more control over the date before 19?

    Casey isn’t being managed by 19, but it’s still a 19/BNA recording. I don’t really know how all that works–it’s confusing. I don’t know if they would hold up Cook for Casey, but things could work out that way even if it’s unintended. Casey’s album is slated for early spring (like Danny’s was), and it does look like Cook’s album won’t be out until around that time too. I wonder if they would allow both albums to be released around the same time. Many Cook fans are also Casey fans and would buy both. They should offer a special discount, haha.

  20. Is Casey even being managed by 19? I really doubt they would hold up David because of Casey, Lee yes but not Casey. And wouldn’t RCA have more control over the date before 19?

    Yeah, I don’t know who is managing Casey… I’m not sure it is 19.

    Good question about album release dates. I’m pretty sure RCA takes the lead on that, though I guess (?) that 19 could, in theory, ask for a pushback. But ITA about not holding things up for Casey… 19 is more than capable of handling 2 releases around the same time.

    I think the spring is pretty clear for Cookie regardless. Does 19M, besides possibly Casey, even have anyone else dropping at that time? I don’t think so. And the only other HAC leaning pop crossover types at RCA are Daughtry and Lee, neither one of them are dropping in the Spring. Lee should be working a follow up single sometime in the spring (hopefully). Daughtry too maybe, but probably not.

    For Kelly, the only label competition might be Avril Lavigne. Kesha might have another single out but no new album, and Adam should be coming later. That about covers the pop types up on deck at RCA.

    I think they are both a good bet for Spring. Now of course, the Spring looks to be really crowded this year with new releases in general, but that’s another story. :D

    ETA: Thanks toonces! So Casey is not a concern for 19M. Good to know!

  21. But I just hope all this extra time to write and arrange and tweak songs just means the end product will be that much closer to his vision.

    Honestly, that’s my hope as well. Take your inspiration when it comes. Before the process started and David went and embarked on his writing session world tour, I actually imagined the guys locking themselves away and jamming and coming up with ideas to jumpstart the next album. Maybe doing that kind of writing now after meeting with all of those so called hitmakers is a tad ass backwards relative to the way these things are usually done, but it’s still exciting to think some of this new material might make the album.

  22. Park is one of two competitors remaining in the competition. The winner will be announced Friday morning.

    Wow, so he could win the whole thing? I wonder how relevant the show is to K-pop. I actually know a couple Chinese and Korean singers who are good, but would never make it in the US music industry who have done pretty well in the K-pop/C-pop area. I can’t imagine John Park as a K-pop star though. He seemed so old fogey in style and voice…

  23. Out of curiosity since today is “Spirit Day,” have any of the idols tweeted or FB about wearing purple? I’m sure many who are won’t necessarily post an update about it(so we can’t assume they aren’t), but maybe some have/will?

  24. This post is special for MJ — she’s back! ;)

    Aimee Mayo on Twitter:
    “just heard “Sleepwalker” is new Adam Lambert single in Canada. Please Dear God, Universe, Stars & Angels let it be one in US too!!!!!!!!!!!” Laughing

    ____________________________________________

    Oh, I know that about Kelly still recording! Was too early in the morning for me. Well it is a lot of Idols in Spring-Summer 2011.

  25. I haven’t seen anything about Casey’s album being scheduled for early spring. I think that’s just what people assumed based on Bucky/Phil Stacey/Danny. I actually wouldn’t be surprised if Casey’s album ended up out later because judging from that interview he did with Shari Gellar, they were still figuring out stuff like who will be in the band other than his brother and things like management. It probably depends on how fast writing and stuff goes.

    Since Casey can’t depend on a big AI fanbase anyway I think it’s more important for him to get his album right than to take advantage of the AI window. But on the other hand it would sure help his early sales if he could perform on AI for his album release. On the other hand it seems like AI can’t distance itself from s9 fast enough so maybe Casey wasn’t going to get a shot at that anyway.

  26. Many Cook fans are also Casey fans and would buy both. They should offer a special discount, haha.

    Toonces, I’m a Casey Pre-Idol Music fan of most of the songs I have heard – and I’m definitely prepared to be a Post-Idol Music fan, if the man doesn’t go all country on me – so I may like some of that discount you mention, for sure. ;) We’ll see what his music turns out to be.

  27. LOL Aimee’s tweet. Here we go again!! I hope it’s released though, even if she spontaneously explodes for a while. :)

  28. Well it is a lot of Idols in Spring-Summer 2011.

    I think Kris is a possibility for that time frame, too, with album #2.

  29. I am still of the belief that Cookie is delaying his album because he wants to bring his band into the mix and they may not be part of his current contract with RCA. So maybe his solo contract is running out and everyone has plans to renegotiate it to “include” his band at some level…this just might be the timing holdup. Anywhos…just my little theory.

  30. Tess, it’s a sweet little theory, but I don’t think so. AI Winners are signed for more than a few years – 19 and the labels nail down the ones they want to keep, and they don’t let go without financial reasons. Winners in the past (see Kelly Clarkson) have been signed for a certain number of albums, I think her number was six?.

    Also, I don’t see the advantage to the Boyz of being signed to RCA – what happens to MidWest Kings – they are working on an EP now – or Andy’s ‘To Have Heroes’ project, or all the work Monty does with Phil Marshall and other musician friends – or Neal’s writing and playing for other artists, like Burn Halo and Uncle Cracker? They all have side gigs that have nothing to do with RCA, except maybe Kyle, so far- even though their work with David takes precedence.

  31. I hope that when David Cook’s album will be released, RCA will really promote it. And that they will do a good job with the first single.

  32. David Cook is writing because the label has put his album on hold for some reason. Like Kelly he could have had it out this fall if the label had wanted it to be. Although he had no real date he was making statements last winter about it being out in the summer of 2011. I am not sure what is up with RCA. I think they are stretching things out for everyone. KOL had their album done for quite a few months before it was released. I don’t think it is just Idols.

  33. They all have side gigs that have nothing to do with RCA, except maybe Kyle, so far- even though their work with David takes precedence.

    Nitpicking but Kyle’s in MWK now =P.

  34. Nitpicking but Kyle’s in MWK now =P.

    I guess I assumed that as a given when I used MidWest Kings as a blanket title – But naw, not nitpicking – so is Joey Clement, hell, so is Josh Center – so is David in a way – he managed to do that Live show – that band is like ‘Hotel California’! – *snerk*

    But Kyle doesn’t have an independent effort – yet. ;)

  35. David Cook is to recording albums as Truman Capote was to writing books.

    Lol, you never fail to crack me up!

    Re Casey, he doesn’t have a management firm picked yet. I would think he will be Spring to try and take advantage of AI. I don’t know why 19 wouldn’t want to give him the best shot at debut by featuring him on a show like they do the other past contestants. At least I hope so.

    Toonces, don’t be jinxing Danny :D I think he suffers from the same erosion of Idol fan base they all do. I can see it in Twitter traffic and voting on music videos. It’s inevitable for all Idol contestants. And lots of traditional country fans will be voting on the ACAs who may have not even heard of him, or will go for the more traditional artist like (lesser extent) Band Perry or Easton.
    I think it is very tough competition and probably everyone except Jaron (who admitted as much on his facebook, lol) has a good shot at it.

  36. David Cook is to recording albums as Truman Capote was to writing books.

    Heh.

    Re Kyle, I think he also has some side projects he’s involved in, even does some lead vocals. Cook has a bunch of very talented guys in his band.

  37. Thanks for posting the great Adam articles/interviews, CindyM.
    The one from Hawaii is so true and amazing!

    By the way, I agree with Aimee…… :)

  38. Q3:
    Aimee Mayo on Twitter:
    “just heard “Sleepwalker” is new Adam Lambert single in Canada. Please Dear God, Universe, Stars & Angels let it be one in US too!!!!!!!!!!!” Laughing

    I’m with Aimee on this! Hope she has good reason to flail within the next couple of weeks.

  39. Since Casey can’t depend on a big AI fanbase anyway I think it’s more important for him to get his album right than to take advantage of the AI window. But on the other hand it would sure help his early sales if he could perform on AI for his album release. On the other hand it seems like AI can’t distance itself from s9 fast enough so maybe Casey wasn’t going to get a shot at that anyway.

    I think it will be interesting how much airtime on AI10 does go to the AI9 top three or so. Have to assume Lee will get on at least once, but beyond that it could be interesting especially if Crystal really does turn out to be seriously butting heads with her label or puts out music that has limited mainstream appeal.

    I have to think the producers’ top priority will be what is good to get the show back on track. If they don’t think having Casey or Crystal on air will help with those goals, they may limit any time they get to a pretty token presence. They also may be looking at last season lessons learned in the sense that there were cases where they gave valuable airtime (e.g., Allison, unfortunately) and gained scant response in return from the music-buying public and radio.

    To me, they might be better to go with proven commodities from past seasons and put them on air, vs. chancing it with too many finalists coming back from a season that wasn’t that successful with the viewers, and went on from depressing show dynamics/ratings during the season to a somewhat depressing experience with the curtailed AI9 tour. That could all change though, lol, if any of Lee, Crystal or Casey make a stronger than foreseen impact when their new music starts to come out. One good thing for them is that expectations shouldn’t be too OTT.

  40. I think it will be interesting how much airtime on AI10 does go to the AI9 top three or so. Have to assume Lee will get on at least once, but beyond that it could be interesting especially if Crystal really does turn out to be seriously butting heads with her label or puts out music that has limited mainstream appeal.

    I have to think the producers’ top priority will be what is good to get the show back on track. If they don’t think having Casey or Crystal on air will help with those goals, they may limit any time they get to a pretty token presence. They also may be looking at last season lessons learned in the sense that there were cases where they gave valuable airtime (e.g., Allison, unfortunately) and gained scant response in return from the music-buying public and radio.

    To me, they might be better to go with proven commodities from past seasons and put them on air, vs. chancing it with too many finalists coming back from a season that wasn’t that successful with the viewers, and went on from depressing show dynamics/ratings during the season to a somewhat depressing experience with the curtailed AI9 tour. That could all change though, lol, if any of Lee, Crystal or Casey make a stronger than foreseen impact when their new music starts to come out. One good thing for them is that expectations shouldn’t be too OTT.

    Well they had many established acts this past season like Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber and even that didn’t help ratings, so they might as well bring back previous contestants. People still sometimes like to know what past contestants are doing. They might not want to think too much about S9 but there will still be a lot of people watching who did watch S9 and who would like to see some of the S9 contestants perform, and if either Lee, Crystal or Casey does have moderate success it would vindicate some of the decisions they have made during S9.

    On the other hand it could be just as well for Casey to distance himself from idols, and it does seem like BNA is taking a different interest in Casey, it seems like they are not to concerned about his idol status it almost seems like they are treating him more like a normal new artist.

  41. Wow and argh! I can’t believe Crystal is in Dayton right now and I didn’t even know it! My hubby’s playing at a pub/bar and he said he could walk out the back door and see the place she’s playing…Well, I’m sure she’s done by now, oh well.

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