The Lee DeWyze WXLO interview has been moved HERE.
Lee DeWyze and his band are taping an interview and 5 performances for Walmart Soundcheck today. (via @DweezySignal). The set is due out mid-November.
Kris Allen tweets, “Just to let everyone know that was at the concert last night, we raised $100000 for Blackbird Academy! Thanks everybody for the contribution”
Siobhan Magnus will reportedly appear in the Philadelphia Thanksgiving parade.
David Archuleta’s “Falling Stars” released to radio? Songwriter/Producer Claude Kelly tweets, “Lets Go @DavidArchie fans! start requesting! RT @lovefrommich my local radiostation just confirmed that they received Falling Stars frm Jive”
The song is streaming at mediabase, which is a sign that the song could be single-bound. (“Falling Stars” would be the 3rd single released from The Other Side of Down)
Songwriter David Hodges having a little fun. He tweets, “Just finished tracking a song @thedavidcook, @nealfingtiemann, & I wrote. Wanna hear it? Be the first to hit me back…Ok, I’m just kidding. I can’t play you new music. I tease. But hopefully you’ll hear it in a couple of months on the album.”
@CrystalBowersox, “great day at the studio, Tony ran around all day beating on drums and things, pantless, of course… is this a stage all kids go through?”
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Michael Johns sings an acoustic version of David Foster’s “Man In The Mirror” at Morning News Cafe in Vancouver, BC. Watch it HERE.
Daughtry rocks Cape Town
The front man of American pop rock group Daughtry said he was overwhelmed by the support from his South African fans after performing in Cape Town on Wednesday night.
Die-hard fans waited in the line six hours before the concert to ensure a front row view.
Chris Daughtry told Eyewitness News, “I didn’t realise how much anticipation there was for us to be here. We certainly see Tweets from people saying ‘come here, come to Brazil’ but we don’t realise the magnitude of it.”
Read more at Eyewitness News
All is Fair with Anoop Desai
I caught up with Anoop last week to talk about music, fashion and life and I learned that his great personality was not just for TV purposes, he’s really a good guy.
Anoop is promoting his new album and hit single All Is Fair. His life has changed significantly since the American Idol adventure which has given Anoop the license to follow his rock star dreams. And though he may have rock star aspirations and the talent to back it up, he also has a nice guy attitude. Anoop’s down to earth and genuine, he has a good sense of humor and he is passionate about music. So even though American Idol brought him into our living rooms every night in 2008, shooting up his popularity, the gift of voice is something he gets credit for entirely on his own.
Read more at Fashionado
Melinda Doolittle and Syesha backstage at “Dreamgirls” in Nashville
Syesha plays the role of Deena in the the National tour. Melinda tweets, “@Syesha was not only wonderful but stunning! WOW! She IS Deena! Loved seeing her on stage and off!”
He’s optimistic, but not bubble gum – Despite personal trials, country singer Danny Gokey keeps a positive outlook
If music is culture, Danny Gokey wants to be part of making it better.
“You know, music is a worldwide culture, ” he says buoyantly. “Music just shapes culture, no matter what it is.”
To that end, Gokey is learning about music as fast as he can, and, in the process, he is learning about himself.
“I don’t want to be a bubble-gum guy with every song, but I believe a positive outlook can change people, ” Gokey explains. “I’ll always push that.”
Read more at The Province
Carrie Underwood rises to the occasion at Gwinnett Arena
The Carrie Underwood of 2004, the one that had never stepped on a plane, would marvel at the Carrie Underwood of 2010, married and headlining sold-out shows all over America.
She’s come a long way, baby, paraphrasing that old Virginia Slims slogan.
Her vocals were spectacular, her outfits fun, her band impeccable and the pacing of the nearly two-hour, 21-song concert stellar. The production values were top notch as well. She has vastly improved even from her 2008 co-headlining tour with Keith Urban. She’s self assured but not cocky, moves around the stage with ease and didn’t let occasional high-tech wizardry take away from her fundamental girl-next-door essence.
Read more at the Atlanta Journal Constitution
Katharine McPhee, Travis Ryan, Michael Johns on I AM soundtrack album
US WORSHIP label Maranatha! Music will release the album ‘I AM Official Motion Picture Soundtrack’ in November. The album will contain “Say Goodbye” by American Idol singer Katharine McPhee along with tracks by Travis Ryan, Michael Johns (American Idol), Tim Timmons, Jesica Specht, Jetstream, Christian Lundberg and Rasa 9.
Read more at Cross Rhythms
Andrew Garcia covers Bruno Mars
Diana DeGarmo on FOX Tampa
The National tour of 9 to 5 the musical has arrived in Tampa
Paul Kim – Hero
Remember Paul Kim? He was in the Top 24 Season 6. He sang barefoot. Remember now? No?
Cory Monteith & Dianna Agron: Glee Goes Glam!
Cory Monteith, Dianna Agron, and Matthew Morrison swap their usual McKinley High casual wear for more dressy attire while filming scenes for Glee on Wednesday (October 27) in Los Angeles.
Matthew munched on some snacks during a break, while Dianna sipped a drink.
Read more at Just Jared
Glee: Kurt Gets His first Kiss on Nov 9
Question: May I please have some Puck-related Glee scoop? —Brittany
Ausiello: He’s not the character getting expelled.
Question: Are Burt and Carole getting married on Glee? —Danielle
Ausiello: They are if Kurt has anything to say about it. Speaking of weddings, the rumors are true: Sue is going to make history by becoming the first person on earth to marry — or at least attempt to marry — ****el*!
Question: Any more Glee scoop — maybe something about Kurt and his new BF, Darren Criss? —Matt
Ausiello: Save the date: Their first kiss is scheduled for Nov. 9! In related news, did you hear about this?
Read more at Entertainment Weekly
Will Glee Newbie Hook Up With Kurt?
Only the good die young, which is why, when Glee’s newest castmember, the adorable, amazing, articulate, smart and humane Darren Criss, joked to us that his character Blaine could possibly get killed off in some kind of surprise cyborg killing spree, we actually got a little worried.
But hey, if the robots don’t get him first, could romance with Chris Colfer’s Kurt Hummel be in Blaine’s future? Here’s what the actor revealed:
Read more at E Online