Idol Headlines for 10/29/07

Today Idol headlines after the jump ¦

Packing up, moving out
As the fair comes to a close, vendors say they’ll be back

….The biggest one-day draw was Saturday, when 170, 000 people showed up for an on-stage performance by former “American Idol” finalist Kellie Pickler.

“There’s no doubt that Kellie Pickler packed the house, ” said Frenkel, who noted that this year’s event drew attendees from Florida, Alabama and Georgia……

Bucky Covington & Jason Michael Carroll

Bucky Covington of American Idol fame and Jason Michael Carroll who known for such hits as “Alyssa Lies” both performed in Tulsa at Cain Ballroom Sunday.

FOX23 Justin Wilfon sat down with both of them for an exclusive interview.

Just hours before the show it’s time for a sound check on one of country’s music’s hottest tours…….


Cheery Clarkson sings her way out of rocky summer

Kelly Clarkson hasn’t had a great year. The first season “American Idol” champ was taken to task over the direction of her new album in a very public dispute with record industry head honcho Clive Davis, and her summer tour was sacked due to lagging ticket sales.

But Clarkson weathered the storm Sunday with a strong, confident performance at a near-capacity Fillmore Detroit……

Det News

The English beat: They kick our butt on the national anthem

OK, I had to switch over to the Giants-Dolphins game on Fox to see the intro. The Star-Spangled Banner was nice and respectful (which is a small victory owing to our friendly relations with the Brits, because we might not get such a warm reception in other countries).

Then it was time for God Save The Queen, by none other than Paul Potts, the first-ever winner of …Britain Got Talent, the forerunner to …American Idol. Wow. I wasnt even moved by his performance but by the 90, 000 or so singing along. I know, they wouldnt know the words to our anthem. But it reminded me of the kind of passion that makes the World Cup the best spectacle in sports. And it also struck me that we never, ever hear a crowd sing-along of our anthem.

I am waiting for the first spontaneous song to break out in the middle of a drive, and for the coaches to turn around with their What that? look


Pictures Of American Idol’s Diana DeGarmo Performing At The Wildhorse Saloon In Nashville

…It was obvious that John Rich sees a lot of promise in Diana DeGarmo. He talked her up big time (not that she needed it), and the big-wigs in the balcony seemed to be overwhelmingly receptive of her as a performer….

The Fun Times Guide

Lewis storms to top of charts

X-Factor winner Leona Lewis went straight to the top of the singles charts with “Bleeding Love”, the Official Charts Company said on Sunday.

“Bleeding Love” outsold Take That’s “Rule the World” by more than two to one, ensuring last week’s number two was a non-mover and making Lewis’s record — with sales of 218, 000 — the fastest selling single in 2007 in its first week of release…..