Idol Headlines for 10/30/09

DAUGHTRY TO KICK-OFF SALVATION ARMY RED KETTLE CAMPAIGN AT DALLAS COWBOYS THANKSGIVING GAME

On Friday, October 30th, Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones and The Salvation Army’s Major George Hood announced the featured artist for the 2009 Thanksgiving Day Red Kettle Kick-off will be Grammy-nominated Daughtry. The rock band will perform live during the nationally televised halftime show during the Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day game against the Oakland Raiders. This will be the first Thanksgiving game to be played in the new, $1.2 billion Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX.

For the past 12 years, the Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day game halftime show has officially launched the Red Kettle Christmas campaign on a national stage, becoming an annual holiday tradition. Since the partnership began in 1997, the annual Red Kettle campaign has raised more than $1.17 billion, which has helped the army serve nearly 30 million people each year nationwide. Last year, the campaign raised a record $130 million.

Yahoo.com

American Idol’s Anoop Desai On Adam Lambert’s Rejected, ‘Edgier’ Album Covers

Whatever you think of American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert’s debut album cover, it was supposed to be that way. Aight, bro/mom? But as Movieline discovered last night when talking to Idol sixth-place finisher Anoop Desai at Gen Art’s 12th annual ‘Fresh Faces in Fashion’  runway show in Los Angeles, the now-famous sleeve could’ve ended up much different ‘” and funnier.

The 22-year-old balladeer (and hardcore Swingers fan) told Movieline that he not only saw the final For Your Consideration’s artwork, but he saw other contenders.

‘I have seen the album, I have, ‘  he said. ‘He was in between two album covers, and I actually picked the one that didn’t get chosen. I liked the other one a lot; I don’t know if he wants me to talk about it ‘” but it was edgier. His album cover now is totally the glam thing, what he’s going for. I’m proud of it.’ 

Movieline

More Idol Headlines after the JUMP…

Adam Lambert Debuts New Single, ‘For Your Entertainment'”

After unveiling his debut-album cover earlier this week ‘” which depicts a look he called “deliberately campy” ‘” Adam Lambert made an appearance on “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” to present his first single, “For Your Entertainment, ” and chat with the host.

“I am so excited, I popped right out of bed, ” he said. “Turn it up really loud, guys! I know it’s really early, but turn it up!” Seacrest then hit play. “For Your Entertainment” is a synth-heavy pop club tune or, as Lambert put it, “dance music with a glam rock shuffle beat.” There are echoes of Lady Gaga, countless ’80s tunes and, during the chorus, “Fame.” He doesn’t show off his vocal range until the end, when he unleashes some of his signature yells.

MTV

Adam Lambert Debuts Disco-Glam Single ‘For Your Entertainment’ 

Adam Lambert premiered ‘For Your Entertainment, ‘  the first single from his debut album of the same name, on On Air with Ryan Seacrest this morning. A press release promises that ‘For Your Entertainment’  will be available as a stream on the AdamOfficial Website and a download on digital music services later in the day. ‘Hope you’re gonna wanna blast it while you’re gettin ready for Halloween!! Then at the club!!!, ‘  Lambert tweeted minutes before the song’s first radio spin.

Rolling Stone

Alice Cooper Schedules Christmas Pudding 2009: Warrant, Lita Ford, Dee Snider Coming

Phoenix-based shock rock icon Alice Cooper has scheduled his ninth annual holiday show, Christmas Pudding. The Christmas-themed variety show is a blend of comedy, music, and dance and will take place on Friday, December 18 at Dodge Theatre.

This year’s acts has a heavily hair-metal bent. Besides Alice Cooper and fellow Valley-dwellers Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, the show has Warrant, Dee Snider from Twisted Sister, and Lita Ford.

Former TV personality and current Celebrity Theatre announcer Brad Perry’s band and American Idol contestant and valley native Scott MacIntyre also join in.

Phoenix

Carrie Underwood Opens Up to Robin Roberts

You have to wait 12 more days until the actual special premieres on Nov. 10. But right this minute you can get some very cool behind-the-scenes interview footage from In The Spotlight With Robin Roberts on ABC. She went down south to get the inside scoop on Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw and more. But in a special section on their Web site today are great mini-clips with plenty of stand-out moments.

CMT

Pathos, Pride and The Color Purple at the Arsht Center

As the curtain rose on The Color Purple’s long-awaited Miami run, a young woman on stage suffered labor pains as a joyous church congregation sang of the glories of the Lord. Then the gossiping church ladies and bombastic preacher disappeared as Celie, the play’s protagonist surrendered her newborn son to her rapist father.

These opening scenes were the production’s attempt to balance the weight of Celie’s struggle as a poor black girl in rural Georgia with the celebration and humor audiences expect from musicals. At the Arsht until November 1, the production generally succeeds despite flawed performances and pacing. The vocals and music, based on the Alice Walker’s 1983 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name and produced by Oprah Winfrey, were excellent, with performers belting out their joy and sorrow in a way that felt right for the characters.

Miami New Times

Natalie Grant, Melinda Doolittle join The Katinas for benefit concert to aid Samoa tsunami victims

Natalie Grant and American Idol’s Melinda Doolittle are just two of the artists who joined The Katinas for a benefit concert last month to help the tsunami-ravaged islands of Samoa and American Samoa. The Katinas are natives of American Samoa and lost extended family in the disaster. The brothers have been scheduling benefit concerts to help raise $60, 000 in aid. The Katinas have been doing regular mission trips to their native homeland, and before the tsunami hit had a trip already scheduled for this month. To find out how to help, visit The Katinas’ Web sites, www.TheKatinas.com or www.Hope4Samoa.com.

Christian Examiner

‘Grease’s’ Teen Angel is an Idol

Few people write their memoirs at age 31. But few people are Taylor Hicks, who for the record turned 33 on Oct. 7.

He was season five’s “American Idol” winner. But beyond that, who is he?

Beginning Tuesday at Barbara B. Mann Hall in Fort Myers, he’s the Teen Angel in “Grease.”

Growing up, he was the only son of Alabama high school sweethearts who lost that lovin’ feeling early on, if you believe “Heart Full of Soul, ” that autobiography published in 2007.

From the first chapter,

News-press.com

Pride beat ‘Idol’ veteran Blake Lewis brings his unique style to Pride stage

When Atlanta Pride unveiled this year’s entertainment lineup, one name stood out for its marquee value and its novelty ‘” ‘American Idol’  veteran Blake Lewis.

Lewis was runner-up to Jordin Sparks on the sixth season of the show back in 2007. Although he is not gay, he certainly has his share of gay fans.

Known primarily for his beatboxing numbers and his unorthodox style, Lewis will perform numbers from his new album ‘Heartbreak on Vinyl’  as Sunday’s headlining act.

Sovo

David Archuleta Is Writing A Book ‘Chords Of Strength’ 

A new product on Amazon has just been announced that we are beyond excited for, and we bet a lot of you will be too!

It has just been confirmed that David Archuleta is penning a memoir titled ‘Chords of Strength: A Memoir of Soul, Song and the Power of Perseverance’  phew, that title is a mouthful!

The hardcover price is $22.95 and can currently be pre-ordered at Amazon.com.

The release date is currently set for March 4, 2010.

Who’s buying a copy?

DisneyDreaming.com

Review: Clarkson proves vocal prowess

A half-packed Pershing Center rocked out to the indestructible vocal range of Kelly Clarkson on Thursday night following an enthusiastic Eric Hutchinson opener.

Pop soul singer Hutchinson succeeded in getting the crowd to its feet with his witty banter and raw voice, which tripped up and down the scale in his bass-driven tunes.

His on-the-spot songwriting was sure to impress and definitely was a highlight of his set.

But as soon as the original “American Idol” winner hit the stage with the title track off her latest album, “All I Ever Wanted, ” Clarkson took the show to a whole new level.

Journal Star

Life is good for ‘loser’

It’s not just first-place winners who reap rewards.

Good things happen to also-rans, too, such as Chris Daughtry, the fourth-place finisher on the fifth season of American Idol.

The 29-year-old rocker from North Carolina lost out to Efraym Yamin (third), Katharine McPhee (runner-up), and Taylor Hicks (winner).

Toledo Blade

Maksim: ‘DWTS’ not working

‘Dancing With the Stars” hoofer Maksim Chmerkovskiy took a shot at the ABC reality show — calling this season’s workload “insane.”

“On top of preparing a knockout dance, everyone has their main dance and the mambo group number, ” he wrote on his blog at tvguide.com.

“It’s insane. This season is one of the hardest things ever, ” Chmerkovskiy continued. “I think it will be re-thought during the off-season.”

The Russian-born professional dancer, who was teamed with since-eliminated actress Debi Mazar this season, went on to say that he believes ABC is working everyone on the show too hard.

NY Post

Cowell praying for ‘Jedward’ exit

X Factor judge Simon Cowell says he is “praying” Irish twins John and Edward Grimes do not win the ITV talent show.

“If they win, it will be a complete and utter disaster, ” he said. “I’d probably sulk for about six months [and] get on a very fast plane out of the country.”

The 18-year-old duo – dubbed ‘Jedward’ by their many fans – are one of nine acts left in this year’s series.

“I don’t dislike them as people, ” added Cowell. “I just don’t think they are the act we were looking for.”

BBC.com

Getting to know Orianthi

She’s performed with Steve Vai and Santana, and Pop & Hiss has already raved about her scene-stealing appearance with Carrie Underwood at this year’s Grammy Awards.

Right now, filmgoers across the country are seeing her in “Michael Jackson’s This Is It.” Had Jackson’s comeback concerts gone on as planned, Orianthi would be the guitar slinger next to the King of Pop. Her debut album, “Believe, ” was released this week, and she’ll be featured in Friday’s Calendar section.

Here is an excerpt of Orianthi discussing her time rehearsing with Jackson. Steve Appleford wrote the story. After the jump, view rehearsal footage of Jackson and Orianthi.

LA Times

DWTS’ Karina Scolds Aaron for His Twilight Blunder

Aaron Carter didn’t exactly get spanked by Karina Smirnoff because he’s lacking in the Twilight appreciation department, but she did give him a good talkin’.

Earlier this week, Carter got a lot of flack from Twi fans because not only didn’t he do cartwheels for being compared to Robert Pattinson on Dancing With the Stars, but he admitted he still hadn’t seen Twilight.

“I told Aaron, ‘Don’t put that out there. What if Rob does the next season of Dancing With the Stars?! I want him to come and dance, ‘ ” laughed Smirnoff.

EOnline

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171 Comments

  1. Has Carrie’s album leaked? I’m really surprised it isn’t out there yet, cosidering it’s coming out in 4 days. Someone’s doing their job well.

  2. Has Carrie’s album leaked? I’m really surprised it isn’t out there yet, cosidering it’s coming out in 4 days. Someone’s doing their job well.

    Not yet but some people who had preordered their albums from Sony are getting them in the mail because a couple of people have posted scans of the booklet.

    Plus the radio stations that carry Bob Kingsley are starting to air his Play On album premiere show. There was a Kentucky station that was playing it last night but no one posted it online until it was down to 4 or 5 songs left. I heard This Time and the title song and really liked both of them. This Time is a sweet uptempo love song and Play On’s midtempo and a good album closer. I think a couple stations including Dallas’s 99.5 The Wolf and Seattle’s KMPS will have the album premiere show tonight.

    I agree, after the way things started out with the leak of the wrong version of CC and the video leak, I was worried the album would leak out early too. But they did a good job keeping it under wraps.

  3. Some choice Jason Castro tweets from this morning…

    jasoncastro: just searched out adam lamberts new single, finally found it! and yes, it does make me want to DaNcE!!! haha

    shennch: @jasoncastro hey Jason! Do you know that Archie has a Christmas album out? Have you bought it?

    jasoncastro: @shennch of course i already bought it! although i have decided to wait till after thanksgiving to start listening… haha

    jasoncastro: just had a group of girls come up and ask if i was David… they swore i was because they had just looked it up online. HAha bad research!!

    jasoncastro: i just got upgraded to first class in trade for an autograph… this day is lookin up! haha

  4. Not yet but some people who had preordered their albums from Sony are getting them in the mail because a couple of people have posted scans of the booklet.

    Wow, impressive. Some people have the album and yet it’s not online? Gotta give it to her team and her fans.
    I’m really curious about two of the songs, lol but I guess I’ll have to wait, which is ok.

  5. Was there some Kris Allen news? I had to delete it out of the Adam thread this morning.

    If anybody has a link, I’d appreciate it. Thanks.

  6. Supposedly Kris did a radio interview this morning (which I didn’t hear) in which he said that the music video for LLWD will premiere next Friday (Nov. 6th).

  7. Adam Lambert Debuts Disco-Glam Single ‘For Your Entertainment’ 

    My post just got quoted by Rolling-Freakin’-Stone! OMG.

    I have arrived! LMAO.

    (okay, they probably thought it was MJ, but still, it was my post! And it’s Rolling-Freakin-Stone! I may have to stop calling them fangirls in order to increase my own credibility. LOL)

  8. good job kirsten! rolling-freaking stone has the honour of having your article :)

  9. I just heard that Justin Bieber kid on the radio for the first time. He sounds like a girl!! He’s a young kid, right — like 15? Maybe his voice hasn’t changed yet? That was odd…

  10. Adam Lambert Debuts Disco-Glam Single ‘For Your Entertainment’ 

    My post just got quoted by Rolling-Freakin’-Stone! OMG.

    I have arrived! LMAO.Wow, Kirsten.

    Kudos to the max!

  11. Oh, ha, we were in Target and saw Archie’s CD (can’t buy yet, haven’t been paid, sads)… he really does look like a lil’ elf peeking up off the shelf at me. I had to smile. That kid is just too fricking cute.

  12. I’d love to see the runner up album cover Anoop was talking about. I always think of Anoop as being really straight laced, so I love what he said about Adam’s cover.

  13. Two new items I posted on last night’s headlines thread, didn’t see there was a current one for today (sorry).

    Danny reportedly has announced in a Milwaukee radio interview (1037kissfm.com but no audio up yet) that his single will be out December 14th. Maybe he’s in town already for his appearance at the Milwaukee Bucks home opening game tomorrow night.

    Short USAToday article about Danny performing at the Bucks game tomorrow. http://www.usatoday.com/sports/basketball/nba/2009-10-30-3723096008_x.htm

  14. girlygirl.. yeah it hasnt changed yet….. lol and he does sound like a girl.

  15. Just as I was leaving my house this morning I had received “Play On” in the mail so I’m pretty excited for when I get home! Sadly I can’t listen at work. I’m glad I opted to order from Sony. Had no idea I would get it so soon..question though, do these orders count in her first week sales or will they count as street date violations?

  16. Now that he’s weighed in on the album cover, I hope that Anoop is hard at work on a cover of For Your Entertainment to use in his live show!

    hwc (“blowhard t*rd-in-disguise”)

  17. I like this. It’s an article on how Ryan Star’s drummer, Kris Mazzaris, left Ryan’s band to join his own brother’s band which just got signed. Best part is how they described DC’s tour:

    Mazzarisi left Ryan Star’s band last month, in between legs of the long-running, successful David Cook tour, to rejoin his brother, Matthew Bair, as his new band The Sequel began rehearsals for an upcoming string of shows.

    Total throwaway mention, but I’m glad peeps outside the bubble have noticed.

    http://www.newsday.com/columnists/other-columnists/li-sound-alexa-ray-joel-s-invisible-is-strong-intro-1.1557902

  18. I just heard that Justin Bieber kid on the radio for the first time. He sounds like a girl!! He’s a young kid, right ‘” like 15? Maybe his voice hasn’t changed yet? That was odd’ ¦

    Yeah his voice hasn’t changed yet. He’s a cute little thing but so not my cup of tea musically.

  19. ‘He was in between two album covers, and I actually picked the one that didn’t get chosen. I liked the other one a lot; I don’t know if he wants me to talk about it ‘” but it was edgier. His album cover now is totally the glam thing, what he’s going for. I’m proud of it.’ 

    I feel like Anoop prolly saw the single cover, which I also prefer. But yeah, the purpley glam one definitely got lots of media attention, so can’t say Adam chose wrong.

    The Thanksgiving Cowboys thing is a great gig for Daughtry. Someone say sophomore slump the other day? WIth 800K sold, I feel like this album is just getting started…

    Oh, and I can’t believe Archie’s really writing a book! A memoir at 18? I wonder what all he’ll talk about. And where does he get time to do that?

  20. dont know this video was posted before’ ¦an early weekend present to all the kris allen fans

    enjoy! (i know i did)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vuQX2ZjmeI

    SarahP, TY!!!! Wow, it usually takes a lot for me to say this, but OMG, that was hot!!!!! Wow! Wow! That’s it, that’s all I’ve got.

  21. dont know this video was posted before’ ¦an early weekend present to all the kris allen fans
    enjoy! (i know i did)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vuQX2ZjmeI

    aww SarahP, Kris is sooo handsome! love the outdoor pics. He’s sexy in black!

    Well done Kirsten for the RS stuff!! :)

  22. Total throwaway mention, but I’m glad peeps outside the bubble have noticed.

    Works for me! :) I must’ve gotten the new drummer at my last two shows… very handsome boy with the whitest teeth ever, ha!!

  23. Wow that was fast

    PechangaCasino: And just like that, David Cook is completely sold out. Wow, one hour. Good job Cook fans :)

    @PechangaCasino: 12/30 David Cook show just sold out! Are you one of the lucky fans going to the show?

  24. @PechangaCasino: 12/30 David Cook show just sold out! Are you one of the lucky fans going to the show?

    Nice! I am not, alas, one of the lucky fans. Poor, poor me :) But yay for David!

  25. Kirsten: You rock!

    The photoshoot has been up for several days – maybe it didn’t get posted here, can’t remember. I know it’s been on KA Official since Monday, and ONTD_AI had a flail-fest over it all day Monday.

  26. eh eh Kirsten, that’s really cool!

    Just as I was leaving my house this morning I had received ‘Play On’  in the mail so I’m pretty excited for when I get home!

    Have you read the liner notes yet? lol

    Oh, and I can’t believe Archie’s really writing a book! A memoir at 18?

    He is? Where is that? I didn’t know it. It feels like Archie’s management is throwing everything out there and make the most of his fanbase

    I must’ve gotten the new drummer at my last two shows’ ¦ very handsome boy with the whitest teeth ever, ha!!

    The new Ryan drummer was Archie’s drummer, and I think he has played with Jason too. lol he IS cute!

  27. PechangaCasino: And just like that, David Cook is completely sold out. Wow, one hour. Good job Cook fans

    F**********ck!!! Noooooooo!!! I’m still working out details for a place to stay down there (with my dogs). Dammit!! 12/31 is def gonna be sold out, fo sho.

    ETA: Holy crap. Those are like $80-$125 tickets! Damn.

  28. Daughtry fires up crowd at The Dow in Saginaw

    Cavo was surprisingly good, and Theory of a Deadman was even better.

    Then came Daughtry, firing up the night Thursday in a way Saginaw hasn’t seen for far too long. The drought ended at The Dow Event Center’s Wendler Arena, and some 4,000 fans drank deeply of the spectacle.

    http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/saginaw/index.ssf/2009/10/daughtrey_fires_up_crowd_at_th.html

    From Chris’s twitter page:
    Happy to see the song I wrote with Jason and Richard Marx made the new @lifehousemusic record! From what I’ve heard the record KILLS!!!

    http://bit.ly/w3gdz

  29. Have you read the liner notes yet? lol

    I have not..?

    eta: wait is he mentioned?!?!

  30. The new Ryan drummer was Archie’s drummer, and I think he has played with Jason too. lol he IS cute!

    Ha, really? He’s a cutie. When we were walking out of the Charlottesville he was just ahead of us in the crowd and there were two young girls behind me desperately trying to get through the crowd to see him. Hee.

  31. Just as I was leaving my house this morning I had received ‘Play On’  in the mail so I’m pretty excited for when I get home!

    Have you read the liner notes yet? lol

    Oh yeah. Carrie thanks a “Cookie” in her liner notes. We think it’s DC she’s referring to (complete speculation, BTW). Which is only fair since DC thanked a “Carrie” in his liner notes. Love the story of Carrie picking up DC’s album at midnight at Walmart in her jammies. Hope he reciprocates (and yes, he has to wear his jammies).

    Oh, and I can’t believe Archie’s really writing a book! A memoir at 18?

    He is? Where is that? I didn’t know it. It feels like Archie’s management is throwing everything out there and make the most of his fanbase

    See, I wish DC’s management would do this. They are leaving so much money on the table. They should totes release a concert DVD, a live CD or something . . . .

  32. @PechangaCasino: 12/30 David Cook show just sold out! Are you one of the lucky fans going to the show?

    Sadly No, I was sitting in front of my computer and watching it get sold out at 11:00am. I couldn’t make decision because of so many variables. Anyway, I am very happy that our Cookie is supported by his devoted fans.

  33. eta: wait is he mentioned?!?!

    Unless there’s another Cookie in her life. lol

    Btw, I was just reading about the liner notes and on pulse they posted her thank you to her boyfriend, so cute! I think Carrie is going to marry this one. awww

  34. Awwwwww! Yeah I would think that has to be him. I don’t recall a Cookie being mentioned in the liner notes of her previous CD’s. That’s actually hilarious if she calls him that.

    For what those Pechanga tix cost I would hope he’s getting paid more than what he normally gets for shows yikes.

    What does she say about Mike?? I’ve suspected hes “the one” for a while now. There’s always been a different vibe about him than her previous boyfriends.

  35. Somebody called the venue, that information is not correct it is not sold out, there are still tickets.

  36. 12/31 is def gonna be sold out, fo sho.

    They say both show are sold out. But there will probably be more tickets closer to the date, that’s what always happen isn’t it?

    What does she say about Mike?? I’ve suspected hes ‘the one’  for a while now. There’s always been a different vibe about him than her previous boyfriends.

    “Thank you #12. You are the most amazing addition to my life! You are such a wonderful person and have had such an amazing hand in the building of this album and the growth of me as a person! I love you so much! You make my life better in every way! I thank God for you everyday. xxoo Carrie ”

  37. Congrats Kirsten!!! That’s awesome!

    I read some of the comments on the RS article and now I finally “get” Adam’s album cover, since he was going for the laugh. Someone made a comment, based on the Ryan Seacrest interview this morning, regarding this. I’m relieved because I like Adam and just wasn’t buying the cheesiness of this cover at all.

    Also, I now understand why I’m more of a fan of Kris’s music. I find the subtle hotness (i.e. the photo shoot vid), so much more appealing than blatant sexuality (i.e. the lyrics of Adam’s single). Of course, that’s just me and of course YMMV, which is what makes diversity so great!

  38. Someone asked David about the book in VIP yesterday, and said it was interesting to write about parts of his life he doesn’t normally address. I guess he talked about it a bit, but not exactly sure what he said about it.

    from a tweet: i think he said something like, it was a good opportunity for him…can’t quite recall exact words, but he was excited

  39. It has just been confirmed that David Archuleta is penning a memoir titled ‘Chords of Strength: A Memoir of Soul, Song and the Power of Perseverance’  phew, that title is a mouthful!

    Archie’s 18 and he’s penning a “memoir”? Seriously? In all his free time? Alrighty then . . . But I would have called it “Cords of Strength.” ;-)

    X Factor judge Simon Cowell says he is ‘praying’  Irish twins John and Edward Grimes do not win the ITV talent show.

    ‘If they win, it will be a complete and utter disaster,’  he said. ‘I’d probably sulk for about six months [and] get on a very fast plane out of the country.’ 

    OMG, how do I buy a British Go Phone? Because I want this so badly I can taste it.

  40. Oh god I think I have something in my eye *sniffles*

    @thedavidcook Thank you everyone for all the love as we wind down this tour. Nov/New Years will be a great way to exit one chapter, and start the next!

    He tweeted that after re-tweeting the Pachangas tweet about the sold out shows.

    Thanks leome. Double *sniffles*

    Crap he really is making me cry at work.

  41. @thedavidcook Thank you everyone for all the love as we wind down this tour. Nov/New Years will be a great way to exit one chapter, and start the next!

    Aww!!! Sniff!!! You know, it sounds corny but… I am a stay at home mom with two little kids and I really, really don’t have the time or money to get out much… but the shows I have been able to get to this year have been so awesome, so much fun, and I’ve met so many cool people… I owe David a big thanks for getting me hooked on music again, but also motivating me to do the Race for Hope (and I’m doing another 5K this weekend for breast cancer)… thanks, Cookie! What a year! Where’s my show buddy, anyway? I know you lurk around here, lady. One more show this year??? Maybe???

    Sniff. I just love him. May the next chapter be even more full of awesome!

  42. Thought I should put up a correction since I posted the first time,

    @PechangaCasino
    False alarm (our apologies) – David Cook is NOT sold out (despite our system saying so)

    Our box office says the mezzanine is still open for both nights, so get ordering

  43. Matt is going to a scary movie tonight — and Kris wants to know what he thinks…

    ImMattGiraud

    Can’t believe I’m actually going to see Paranormal Activity tonight. Not mentally prepared for this… Ha.
    22 minutes ago from Echofon

    KrisAllen4real

    RT @ImMattGiraud: Can’t believe I’m actually going to see Paranormal Activity tonight. Not mentally prepared for this. Tell me how it is man
    12 minutes ago from Echofon

  44. So when is Cook’s next album due? I figured you guys would know about it :) And any clue on who he is working with for this one for producers and the like?

    Oh and when does he stop touring (for this tour) before the next one? The man is a frackin’ MACHINE when it comes to touring.

  45. Kirsten, can I have your autograph, pls? Hehe

    Well, know that I’m a Rolling-Freakin’-Stone quoted author, I just can’t give those things away anymore. LOL.

    (must ferret out more Adam scoopage to post so that they will quote me again. I’m like an addict. Can anybody hook me up?) LOL. MJ, have you seen “All About Eve”? No? Good, then don’t.

  46. Summer for the album so he says for now? I think? I don’t think anything’s firm, he’s worked on a couple songs. Not sure about producer. Please write some songs with Neal… bring me some angst :)

    Insane tour schedule for now… big space there in December, wonder what he’ll do? :)

    11/03/2009 Phoenix, AZ Arizona State Fair
    11/04/2009 El Paso, TX Club 101
    11/06/2009 Shawnee, OK Firelake Grand Casino
    11/07/2009 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
    11/08/2009 Dallas, TX The Palladium Ballroom
    11/10/2009 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
    11/11/2009 Milwaukee, WI The Riverside Theatre
    11/12/2009 Friant, CA Table Mountain Casino
    11/14/2009 Windsor, ON (Canada) Windsor Casino
    11/16/2009 Orillia, ON (Canada) Casino Rama
    11/18/2009 Hammond, IN The Venue at Horseshoe Hammond Casino
    11/19/2009 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center
    11/20/2009 Elizabeth, IN Horseshoe Casino
    11/23/2009 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
    11/24/2009 Mobile, AL Saenger Theatre
    11/27/2009 St. Petersburg, FL Mahaffey Theater
    11/28/2009 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
    11/29/2009 Davie, FL Nova Southeastern University
    12/01/2009 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
    12/02/2009 Norfolk, VA Old Dominion Univ Convocation Ctr
    12/30/2009 Temecula, CA Pechanga Resort & Casino
    12/31/2009 Temecula, CA Pechanga Resort & Casino

  47. MJ, have you seen ‘All About Eve’ ? No? Good, then don’t.

    LOL!! Almost choked on my soda. Hee, Kirsten. Uh oh! Quote junkie now?!

  48. LMAO @ Anoop! Never thought Anoop would get press at all after the tour, but didn’t expect a whole article on what he thought of Adam’s album cover. LOL That’s pretty funny! And, look, he had inside scoop on Adam! Whoohooo, go Anoopy. You ROCK!

  49. I guess Anoop was at this event with Megan? There’s picture of them at this event over on ontd_ai

  50. tierbee: “Where’s my show buddy, anyway? I know you lurk around here, lady. One more show this year??? Maybe???”

    Waves, here I am! Darn you for bringing me out of lurking. And yes, I do have one more in me – Norfolk here I (we?) come.

  51. @PechangaCasino
    False alarm (our apologies) ‘“ David Cook is NOT sold out (despite our system saying so)

    OMG what idiots. DC even RT’ed them! Oh well, it prompted that heartfelt thanks and next chapter tweet so alls good I guess. But geesh. I hate online systems because they suck. What idiots.

  52. You can pre-order Adam’s deluxe album on adamofficial.com. If you preorder, you will automatically get his first single. You can also download Adam’s first single for 1.29 on Adam’s website!

  53. 11/19/2009 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center

    My show! Mine, mine, mine!!! Heh.

    I so wish I could see DC on New Year’s Eve. Little things like money, travelling halfway across the country, money, eye-rolling husband, money are keeping me from it. At least I won’t have to sit and watch that horrid Fox New Year’s Eve Special this year.

    His tweet made me all sniffly. Our boy is growing up.

  54. I like this. It’s an article on how Ryan Star’s drummer, Kris Mazzaris, left Ryan’s band to join his own brother’s band which just got signed. Best part is how they described DC’s tour:

    Speaking of revolving door band members, I’ve been wondering when DC’s going to have the time to audition bass players.

    See, I wish DC’s management would do this. They are leaving so much money on the table. They should totes release a concert DVD, a live CD or something . . . .

    I guess touring is how they’re making their money off of Cook, thus them running him into the ground. I 100% agree, though, that they’ve left a ton of money on the table with their short-changing us on singles and other products we can purchase. It’s an absolute mystery. (I don’t think they’re making money off the use of his songs, since they’re HIS songs.)

    LMAO @ Anoop! Never thought Anoop would get press at all after the tour, but didn’t expect a whole article on what he thought of Adam’s album cover. LOL That’s pretty funny! And, look, he had inside scoop on Adam! Whoohooo, go Anoopy. You ROCK!

    Do you realize how sad that sounds ‘ ¦ for Anoop!

  55. LOL David Archuleta is writing a book called “Chords of Strength”? HAHAHAHA I’m sorry but when I read that I kept thinking of “Balls of Steel” LOL

  56. LOL David Archuleta is writing a book called ‘Chords of Strength’ ? HAHAHAHA I’m sorry but when I read that I kept thinking of ‘Balls of Steel’  LOL

    Now I’m going to thank of that everytime I see it. Great.

  57. Well, one good thing about the neverending David Cook tour is I usually have *something* in my Google alert.

    Oh, man, did I admit I have a Google alert set for him? Ha!

  58. Oh, and I can’t believe Archie’s really writing a book! A memoir at 18?

    There are already several books about him which he himself didn’t know. LOL. Search at Amazon.com, then you will find some. But this time he admits he is writing a book, so it will be a more in-depth one. A publishing company approached his management first, and they accepted it. At 18, he is probably one of the most storied young artist.

  59. Is it wrong that when I read that Scott is going to be performing in the same show with Alice Cooper I actually LOL’d?

    I don’t know much of Alice Cooper’s music but I kind of love him from him being in Wayne’s World, lol. That was very funny

  60. Archie is writing a memoir? Wow, more power to him I guess. He just seems kinda young for that.

  61. Just saw this pop up on twitter:

    David Cook will tape “Live with Regis and Kelly” from Las Vegas on 11/22, during a four-show visit, Nov. 22-23, at the Encore Theatre at Wynn Las Vegas.

    They will tape at 11 a.m. Nov. 22, a Sunday, and again at 1:30 p.m. Ticket information is at https://register.go.com/regisandkelly/tickets/index.

  62. tierbee – Don’t feel bad, I have google alerts for Taylor Hicks, Jason Castro and Sixwire – eclectic, no? LOL I should just stop all of them as I never read them. I get my idol news here.

  63. David Cook will tape ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’  from Las Vegas on 11/22, during a four-show visit, Nov. 22-23, at the Encore Theatre at Wynn Las Vegas.

    Sweet. Wasn’t he on the show August 7th?

  64. I think this would be like his 4th R&K appearance?? I know he’s been on a few times. Wow what the heck is he going to do with no new single or anything?

  65. I think this would be like his 4th R&K appearance?? I know he’s been on a few times. Wow what the heck is he going to do with no new single or anything?

    Since he’s singing Lie at the Carrie Holiday Special I’m still holding out hope that it will be the new single. *que Danny Gokey singing Dream On in the background*

  66. Did anyone hear the interview Danny did with Kiss 103.7 FM today in which he (supposedly) said his single will be out on Dec. 14th — and that said single will be both a ballad and upbeat?

    Now, I didn’t hear this interview, but color me confused — how can a song be both a ballad AND upbeat? Ballads by their nature are anything but upbeat (at least not in terms of tempo, etc). Maybe he means it’s going to be upbeat lyrically?

  67. Did anyone hear the interview Danny did with Kiss 103.7 FM today in which he (supposedly) said his single will be out on Dec. 14th ‘” and that said single will be both a ballad and upbeat?

    Now, I didn’t hear this interview, but color me confused ‘” how can a song be both a ballad AND upbeat? Ballads by their nature are anything but upbeat (at least not in terms of tempo, etc). Maybe he means it’s going to be upbeat lyrically?

    I heard those quotes but not the interview directly so not sure if “upbeat” and “ballad” is exactly what he said. Others I’ve seen commenting thought it might mean (if that’s what he said) an upbeat message, so yes could be lyrically. Or possibly a song that starts out slow, and then picks up into a more upbeat vibe as it builds. (Possibly a similar vibe to Danny’s Come Rain or Come Shine or Stand by Me performances on AI, or even Jesus Take the Wheel.)

    However that may be, sounds like they have definitely chosen a single which is good news for him. I’ve seen several reports that Danny gave Dec 14th today as the date for releasing his single (I posted that up above somewhere), believe that is an accurate quote. He also reportedly said today that he’s completed five songs now toward his album.

    1037kissfm.com has posted audio clips of prior interviews with Danny, so in due course they will probably post this one too. Maybe he will have other interviews also before the Bucks appearance tomorrow. A number of local media outlets have been sending tweets out about Danny’s appearance tomorrow.

  68. tierbee
    10/30/2009 at 3:11 pm
    Summer for the album so he says for now? I think? I don’t think anything’s firm, he’s worked on a couple songs. Not sure about producer. Please write some songs with Neal’ ¦ bring me some angst

    Insane tour schedule for now’ ¦ big space there in December, wonder what he’ll do

    Thanks for much tierbee. So maybe next summer for new album? That sounds about right. Winding down the non-stop tour for this album and then start recording the next album to do the perpetual tour for. What are your thoughts about that big space in December and what he’ll do with it?

  69. EmmaJK
    10/30/2009 at 3:22 pm

    11/19/2009 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center

    My show! Mine, mine, mine!!! Heh.

    I so wish I could see DC on New Year’s Eve. Little things like money, travelling halfway across the country, money, eye-rolling husband, money are keeping me from it. At least I won’t have to sit and watch that horrid Fox New Year’s Eve Special this year.

    His tweet made me all sniffly. Our boy is growing up.

    That’s my show too. Well along with the one the night before. But that will only make 4 shows for me, two in Indiana (Hammond just barely), one in my home state of Illinois and one in Iowa…yeah, I’m a slacker. Was only going to go to one more show but had tickets for Hammond which didn’t include GRO…I haven’t seen them so just *had* to add Peoria. I think Crash Kings is the only opening act I’ll have missed. Love Ryan Star, love Need to Breathe, Love The Script. I have to imagine I’ll love Green River Ordinance….don’t love any of them as much as DCATA however…mostly DC but would never discount The Anthemic.

    His tweet makes me sniffly too, as does Carrie’s relationship with her hunky bf. It’s not so easy finding a meaningful relationship when you get famous…LMAO just ask Kirsten (and btw, WTG Kirsten!). *wanders off singing “Act Naturally”*

  70. What are your thoughts about that big space in December and what he’ll do with it?

    Not Tierbee, but I am a Cook fan. David has said that he’s going to try to work “as little as possible” during the December break. He had the last 2 weeks in December (mostly) off last year, and said that he really had to fight for it. It sounds to me like spending time with family/friends during the holidays is really important to him.

    I’m wondering what he’ll sing on R&K also. Don’t artists usually have a new song or album to promote when they go on these shows? I haven’t completely lost hope that we’ll get a new single, an EP, a live album, or a DVD before DCTR2 arrives. Hopefully this will at least expose more people to Declaration, Lie, or one of the other songs David wrote.

  71. What are your thoughts about that big space in December and what he’ll do with it?

    nvm – CathyMK was faster

  72. BootStar
    10/30/2009 at 5:31 pm

    Somebody up there in Canada tell me this is some kind of sick Halloween prank: Canadian folk singer killed by coyotes, park official says.

    Jesus, I used to worry about coyotes attacking my dog when I lived in San Diego, but I never worried about them attacking ME or my kids!

    I read about that yesterday. From what I understand, Coyotes in that area of Canada grow much bigger than they do in So Cal. Like 60 lbs. for a male. I had cats killed (a few thanks to my douchy ex who thought cats wanted to be outside), but never worried about my 45 lb. dog. The coyotes I used to see (like walking on my wall at 6:30 in the morning), were pretty scrawny, nothing like mountain lions. Yeah, but it’s a horrible thing and a testament to never going hiking by yourself.

  73. LOL David Archuleta is writing a book called ‘Chords of Strength’ ? HAHAHAHA I’m sorry but when I read that I kept thinking of ‘Balls of Steel’  LOL

    LMAO!! That’s close to my reaction, which was “Buns of Steel!” Oh gosh. ;-)

  74. David Cook will tape ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’  from Las Vegas on 11/22, during a four-show visit, Nov. 22-23, at the Encore Theatre at Wynn Las Vegas.

    Cool! I wonder what he’ll play! I hope it’s one of those multi-song deals. Has R&K done this before? Sounds like you know when The View has their concert series on location or something. I wonder what other guests are scheduled for the Vegas shows. Yay, more DC on my TV :)

    What are your thoughts about that big space in December and what he’ll do with it?

    I think he said part of it will be vacation, but knowing DC, it’s way too long for him not to squeeze in some other stuff. He’s never taken that much time off.

  75. That coyote story is true. An acquintance of mine knew the girl and saw her perform just a few days before this happened. Tragic.

  76. David has said that he’s going to try to work ‘as little as possible’  during the December break. He had the last 2 weeks in December (mostly) off last year, and said that he really had to fight for it. It sounds to me like spending time with family/friends during the holidays is really important to him.

    Well I hope he does take that time off, given how hard he’s worked and it seems like he really does value his family, so good he will have a chance to spend with them.

    Cook on R&K will no doubt be funny. I love his sense of humor and I can see him playing well off of their vibe.

    Thanks for the info and insight, Cook fans. Appreciated :D

  77. LOL David Archuleta is writing a book called ‘Chords of Strength’ ? HAHAHAHA I’m sorry but when I read that I kept thinking of ‘Balls of Steel’  LOL

    It seems like a double play both on the word “chord,” of course, but also on the fact that he suffered vocal “cord” paralysis earlier in his life, threatening his prospective singing career. In that regard, I guess it’s a “clever” title.

  78. I expect David Archuleta’s upcoming book to be inspirational considering the challenges he’s faced ie:vocal paralysis at such a young age. He is a great role model and I’ve heard of other young stars doing something similar to tell their own story vs. paparazzi type stories being told. Some examples of helpful stories:Taylor Swift, Demi Lavato have talked about school bullies and difficulties they have overcome. This helps young people and old alike know they can overcome difficulties if their star can. I pre-ordered the book and see no need to make a mockery of something that could help others.

  79. X Factor judge Simon Cowell says he is ‘praying’  Irish twins John and Edward Grimes do not win the ITV talent show.

    ‘I don’t dislike them as people,’  added Cowell. ‘I just don’t think they are the act we were looking for.’ 

    Imo Simon is in this case a total hypocrite.
    One of his first successful acts has been actors from a popular TV show, that also weren’t the greatest singers.

  80. Hi there, tierbee, EmmaJK, other Cook and AI fans! YAY I get to see Cook & The Anthemic in Dallas WOOHOO! I wish I could go to Tulsa too. I thought about New Year’s Eve…wah. I guess not this year. Maybe next year! The show I went to in April at the casino in KC, MO sold out in SIX MINUTES. Sheesh.

    I’m so happy for them for this tour. I THINK this is what they all wanted to be doing for a living. I hope they get some time off around Christmas. They deserve it. “Take a minute just to breathe/And think of everything you wanted/And what you got instead.” Hah. How applicable. And YAY more Cook on TV! hee. I just love him too. hee.

    Nice news for lots of Idols right now!

  81. Scott McIntyre and Alice Cooper? I now believe 2012 will be the end of the world.

    Gulflv, I laughed also and I feel a little odd for doing so. Those two are completely incongruous.

  82. KrisAllen4real

    #Hey everyone the video for live like were dying is gonna be out nov 6! Watch it!about 1 hour ago from Echofon

    LOOK!!! Kris is actually trying to promote himself here. He even uses exclamation points to show excitement! YAY!!!

    One problem though’ ¦he doesn’t say WHERE we can watch it’ ¦

  83. Trina
    10/30/2009 at 4:25 pm

    I think this would be like his 4th R&K appearance?? I know he’s been on a few times. Wow what the heck is he going to do with no new single or anything?

    Oh well, maybe during the interview Kelly can ask him if he remembered when she first met him and he was soooo sick on the show. And did he ever think he would make it through?

  84. LOOK!!! Kris is actually trying to promote himself here. He even uses exclamation points to show excitement! YAY!!!

    One problem though’ ¦he doesn’t say WHERE we can watch it’ ¦

    Baby steps. At leat he’s getting better. And cool news about the video.

  85. cookcricket
    10/30/2009 at 6:29 pm

    Oh well, maybe during the interview Kelly can ask him if he remembered when she first met him and he was soooo sick on the show. And did he ever think he would make it through?

    Hee, I wouldn’t mind if she did. I could see his beautiful face smiling and then hear him sing. Don’t even care what he sings. I love it all (I can say all because I’m certain he won’t be singing LO). Maybe he will sing his elusive baseball song. Maybe his new single (ok I went a bit overboard there). It’s all good anyhow. Just to see him on my big screen is good enough for me.

  86. Oh well, maybe during the interview Kelly can ask him if he remembered when she first met him and he was soooo sick on the show. And did he ever think he would make it through?

    Lol: I think he should take his rubber chicken along…

    Although, of course, there would be no snarky or deliberate intent behind it if he did; it’d just be that he woke up that day and felt like taking a rubber chicken along to the interview…

  87. cookcricket LOL!! See thats how I know he was on there a lot because I can remember Ripa running that same question into the ground multiple times! And yep this will be the 4th time, just checked. He was on in May and November 2008 and August of this year and sang all of his singles that were out at the time. He already sang CBTM so please for all that is holy hopefully thats out! We know he sang Lie on Carrie’s special because she asked for it, but the more that song is heard the better so I’m hoping for that *coughyousuckrca*

    David has said that he’s going to try to work ‘as little as possible’  during the December break.

    Given how he’s been busting his ass all these months I really, really love the idea of him being able to do absolutely nothing. Just enjoy his home and his dog. One of the more recent times he had a couple of days off back in KC and had nothing to do he seemed pretty bored, I mean he resorted to tweeting pics of his dinner and the preparation of said dinner LOL.

  88. Archie is writing a memoir? Wow, more power to him I guess. He just seems kinda young for that.

    I’m fairly certain it’s mainly aimed at youth. Lots of celebrities his age have done the same. The publishers (Celebra Books) are a division of Penguin Group. Their focus is on the Hispanic community. Books written by/for/about Hispanics in the U.S. They approached him about it.

  89. RE: ARCHIE

    He is a great role model

    I like David A. I have both of his albums and his song Zero Gravity. I follow him fairly closely (even listened to a file of his recent speech at the women’s conference!)

    However, I will not consider him a “great role model” until he earns his high school diploma. This is the year 2009, after all. Is he still working on this? No recent talk about such. I think the Salt Lake Tribune called him a Murray High “graduate” but that’s not accurate is it?

  90. RE COOKIE

    Since he’s singing Lie at the Carrie Holiday Special I’m still holding out hope that it will be the new single. *que Danny Gokey singing Dream On in the background*

    Too funny! Wouldn’t it be a wonderful surprise if Lie was his next single? Cook deserves that. He’s worked so hard the last 2 years!

  91. I just got may hard copy of EW. They gave Adam’s TMF video a B+. Sorry if this has been posted already, I’m having a tough time with the site today and can’t seem to move around pages well so I haven’t read all of the comments.

  92. One of the more recent times he had a couple of days off back in KC and had nothing to do he seemed pretty bored, I mean he resorted to tweeting pics of his dinner and the preparation of said dinner LOL.

    Ha! So much for “nobody wants to hear what I eat” — Mr. AntiTwitter is now completely addicted.

    I can’t believe I pulled vascot out of the lurkerdome and had to leave!

    I hope he does take some time off — like, a real break. Not like THIS break which made *me* tired and I did not participate in it. Now, if he, of course, wants to come up here to DC and take one day less of break, that’s ok. Really, I’m fine with it.

    Since he’s singing Lie at the Carrie Holiday Special I’m still holding out hope that it will be the new single. *que Danny Gokey singing Dream On in the background*

    Oh, I don’t even dare to dream. I love that song soooo much, it is so beautiful. Of course I loves it even more because I got to hear the a cappella part from 3rd row… could.not.take.eyes.off.him. Luckily was far enough away to not be skeery. Not skeery, right vascot? At least at that part I wasn’t saying… WOOOOOOO!!! So sorry to anyone standing in front of me filming. Hee.

    More Regis & Kelly? Woohoooo!! Cookie on my TV always is ok with me. Yay!

  93. Lol: I think he should take his rubber chicken along’ ¦

    Although, of course, there would be no snarky or deliberate intent behind it if he did; it’d just be that he woke up that day and felt like taking a rubber chicken along to the interview’ ¦

    LOL! I would so love to see him take that rubber chicken to that interview!! I’m just sitting here chuckling at the thought of it!

    …yes, and then they can duet on “Lie”. *air rush-squawk!!!*

    I hope he does sing something new and “Lie” would be perfect!!!

  94. Enjoyed the article about Alice Cooper’s upcoming Christmas Show with Scott MacIntyre! Lita Ford, Dee Snyder!

    What a fun time Scott will have at that show!
    How exciting to perform at the same venue as Alice Cooper!

  95. If DC is promoting anything at his R&K appearance, I hope it’s a Live at XXXXXX CD of the Declaration Tour. That way we’ll get an awesome recording of live Lie instead of what we have right now which are mp3s of concert tubies (with all the stupid woohooing and shushing). Also, hopefully we’ll also get live versions of IDIFY, Mr. S, LOTM and the various covers that he’s done (especially Yo Arms). *crosses fingers, toes, legs, eyes, etc.*

  96. *crosses fingers, toes, legs, eyes, etc.*

    I’ll cross ’em right along with you. A live CD would be GREAT. (BTW, though I WOOOOO a lot… I am very well behaved during a cappella lie. Hee.)

  97. I like David A. I have both of his albums and his song Zero Gravity. I follow him fairly closely (even listened to a file of his recent speech at the women’s conference!)

    However, I will not consider him a ‘great role model’  until he earns his high school diploma.

    Oh, thank you for your support! I firmly believe he will get the diploma later just like many celebrities including Carrie Underwood. During his speech at the Women’s Conference, he said he knelt down to pray about his try-out for AI and after praying he strongly felt for the try-out. Of course, he didn’t expect to go that far. Things happen for reason as he always says and I am pretty sure education is one of his life goals.

  98. Here are some off the chart numbers for Idols that Brian just posted now I know this is not the number thread but it has disappeared so here they are:

    Jordin Sparks, Battlefield (2,000 for the week/128,000 cumulative)
    David Cook, David Cook (2,000/1.25 million)
    Kelly Clarkson, Breakaway (1,000/6.104 million)
    Kelly Clarkson, Thankful (2.73 million total)
    Jordin Sparks, Jordin Sparks (1.026 million total)
    Kelly Clarkson, My December (800,000 total)
    David Archuleta, David Archuleta (735,000 total)

  99. More on the Danny front. Seems that after the lockdown of info so far with his recording process, Danny may well be getting ready for a phase of more public activities.

    Some tweets today from the guitar player Def Santiago (@Def_Santiago) who was with Danny at the MSMC college concert in late September. (I can well believe this type of performance with the right songs would have been very beautiful and touching from Danny.)

    Played an acoustic show with DG for the staff at Sony Records today. It was beautiful and very heartfelt. They where really touched by it.
    19 minutes ago from web

    Its was kinda DG unplugged. Really went well. Had a great warm-fuzzy vibe about it. we had a blast. It’s an honor to do this for a living
    3 minutes ago from web

    Separately, there was a tweet from another person on the Nashville music scene mentioning that he was getting ready to work with Danny on a possible “Radio Tour.”

    More comments about Danny’s radio interview with the Milwaukee station today from someone who heard it. It must have been a phone interview as Danny was not yet in Milwaukee.

    He also said that he will be performing the National Anthem at the Packers game on 12/27–I bet that will be televised. What elseHe will be signing his personal IPOD to raffle at the Bucks game and his own glasses if he can figure out a way to have the signature on the frames. [ This was in relation to a charity auction the Bucks twitter has been announcing for tomorrow’s home opening game. ]

    He says that his life is a whirlwind–his manager just tells him where to go next. I think he said he is flying into Milwaukee tonight

    Also another radio interview with Rahny of the same station (1037kissfm.com) tomorrow. (Rahny announces the Bucks games).

  100. Few people write their memoirs at age 31. But few people are Taylor Hicks

    Few people write their memoirs at age 18. But few people are David Archuleta. ;)

  101. From Brandon Fraley in Nashville (@bfraley) with more on this radio tour

    gearing up for big Radio Tour with Danny Gokey. should be fun!!!
    about 3 hours ago from web

    yeah, keys,ac gtr, & bgvs- it’s gonna be fun- Danny is a great guy
    5 minutes ago from Twitterrific

    I guess that would mean keyboards, acoustic guitar and ?? bgvs ?? — maybe background vocals?

  102. Then came Daughtry, firing up the night Thursday in a way Saginaw hasn’t seen for far too long. The drought ended at The Dow Event Center’s Wendler Arena, and some 4,000 fans drank deeply of the spectacle.

    Looks like another one wasn’t sold out: Wendler Arena has a capacity of 7,600 people for concerts (without the ice), and 5,500 for hockey games. I read that the one in Peoria had only about 1/3 full on the floor.

  103. I am fairly new here, but MJ’s seems to be an Adam Lambert fansite, so happy to be able to read about the other idols here. Thanks.

  104. I am fairly new here, but MJ’s seems to be an Adam Lambert fansite, so happy to be able to read about the other idols here.

    It should even out when Season 9 revs up. Then all the neutral folks will return :)

  105. Those of us who are Danny fans try to post some items so there is at least a 0.5% ratio of Danny news/comments to Adam comments. Lol. More Danny fans lurk here than are usually willing to post.
    Not sure if that would be the same for the other finalists who don’t always see much visible fan traffic here.
    I do like that mj posts news about any AI performers she can find, including some I’ve never heard of from seasons past or this year’s early rounds. (hope this doesn’t count as verboten talking about the blog on the blog. if so,sorry)

  106. steph6449, I think that’s one of the great things about hanging out here — I can find info on Idols that I honestly loved but forgot about… I bought Elliott’s latest album, Taylor’s and Melinda’s because I was reminded of them here and got to listen to at least snippets. And all of them are great so all the better for me who has even more music on the ol’ iPod!

    More Danny fans lurk here than are usually willing to post.

    My mom & sister are “outside the bubble” Danny fans so I funnel them information, lol.

  107. Live concert on Facebook starting soon you have to have facebook: RT@SonyMusicGlobal Live concert starting any minute! RT @foofighters: We’re live at http://bit.ly/2x9srX

    Idol related UMMMMM David Cook sang My Hero during the AI7 concert tour plus they are cool. LOL

  108. What exactly is a “radio tour”? I ask because in my mind when musicians come into radio stations to perform live acoustic sets, they already have either a single or album that has been released that they are promoting.

    Danny doesn’t have any music released to promote. So I’m confused.

    Does anyone know what they mean by this?

  109. It may not be starting until December when Danny’s single will be out or about ready for release. The person who was tweeting on that does seem to be an established musician in Nashville, not someone likely to float out a bogus report.

    The acoustic performance with the Sony staff sounded to me like possibly a dry run? Hard to say exactly with these bits and pieces, but it sounds like they have some plans starting to come together.

    Danny himself hasn’t said anything about any of this yet, nor even put on his twitter that he’ll be in Milwaukee for the Bucks game. Perhaps the KISS.fm interview tomorrow will be longer and more details will come out.

  110. Izzie2

    It does seem hat way at times, but MJ has always been good about posting stuff on any of the current or former Idols when she sees or hears news about them. The Adam fans seem to be more vocal, but no matter who your favorit(s) is/are, don’t be afraid to speak up! Most people enjoy hearing about any of the Idols.

    However, right now the news is pretty much heavily slanted in favor of Adam and Kris, since both have albums about to be released and new singles out. The others who get a lot of press and/or are really really busy, seem to be Kelly, Carrie and the two Davids. So those are 6 people dominating this blog right now. But there is often news sprinkled in here about other Idols. And once things settle down with Kris and Adam and AI9 starts, the blog will probably be more even in terms of news and discussion.

  111. Remember Deanna Brown?

    I do! She was my favorite audition girl. Thanks for the link. I’m checking it out. (the cover is a bit unfortunate though)

  112. X Factor judge Simon Cowell says he is ‘praying’  Irish twins John and Edward Grimes do not win the ITV talent show.
    ‘ ¦
    ‘I don’t dislike them as people,’  added Cowell. ‘I just don’t think they are the act we were looking for.’ 

    Imo Simon is in this case a total hypocrite.
    One of his first successful acts has been actors from a popular TV show, that also weren’t the greatest singers.

    He was also responsible for recordings of Zig & Zag and Teletubbies. Perhaps he wants to be taken seriously now as a music mogul rather than someone who produced novelty and rubbishy pop acts, but I’m not sure you should take what Simon says seriously. Simon knows the game, and he plays the game. I’m not sure if he would really mind if the twins win.

    Some articles, videos and audios from Guardian newspaper about Simon and the reality shows X-Factor, Pop Idol and Popstars, with interviews from former judges, contestants and winners. Parts of them are probably not easy to listen to if you aren’t familiar with the speech and references, but just posting for those who might be interested –
    Pete Waterman, a judge on Pop Idol
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/oct/31/x-factor-pete-waterman
    Myleen Klass, one of the winner on Popstar which produced a girl group Hear’Say
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/audio/2009/oct/29/myleene-klass-x-factor
    Steve Brookestein, winner of first series of Pop Idol –
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/oct/31/x-factor-steve-brookstein
    Rowetta Satchell, a contestant on X-Factor –
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/video/2009/oct/28/morley-showing-off-rowetta-satchell

  113. Is the Deanna Brown the girl with the long dark hair and glasses who (I think) lived wit her grandma? I liked her, if so.

    Also Izzie2, mj posts news and current idol info. Adam Lambert is the media “darling” these days. I suppose this is what brings a lot of his fans here. It’s amazing though the gems you can find (on other idols) if you look hard enough and have the time. :D

  114. Is the Deanna Brown the girl with the long dark hair and glasses who (I think) lived wit her grandma? I liked her, if so.

    No. She was the blonde who was there alone and then they had her calling her mom and did their AT&T promo moment.
    ETA: Her audition

  115. Thanks leome, I do remember her. I love that song and she did a great job with it, but she didn’t stand out too much for me after that. Thanks!

  116. No. She was the blonde who was there alone and then they had her calling her mom and did their AT&T promo moment.
    ETA: Her audition

    Thanks for that – now I remember her… I liked her! Will have to give her stuff a listen.

  117. “It may not be starting until December when Danny’s single will be out or about ready for release. ”

    That’s probably it. It’s a weird time for Danny to be releasing a single because a lot of country radio goes over to Christmas music and the charts slow down a ton. It won’t affect his eventual chart peak I don’t think. But I guess it’s never too early to get him out there because he’s got a lot of work to do getting country radio on board.

    Congratulations to Daughtry on the Thanksgiving gig! At least this is one halftime act we can trust Tony Romo won’t hit on ;)

    By the way Carrie’s album did leak this afternoon after all for anybody interested.

  118. I’m not sure why they’ve chosen December 14th for Danny’s single, previously it was expected to be in November and his recording process seems far enough along they could have gone with that if they wished to. It may be to let the clutter clear out from all the other Idol releases in November; Danny has more flexibility to pick dates since his album isn’t due until March.

    Dec 14th will be close to the holidays, but Danny in my opinion would be a great guest on Christmas-themed shows. Maybe they envision some appearances along those lines along with the “radio tour” and any other opportunities they have in the works. He could do his single and add a holiday song, that would probably go over very well for his audience.

  119. From David A,

    # Thanks everyone for your thoughts and for those who signed this! That’s really nice of you guys haha

    http://www.groupcard.com/c/VkbYBZJo3j1

    about a minute ago

    His fans are so quick and loooove him really. Technology changes so much and I have never seen something like this. Feeling old!!

  120. I’m not sure why they’ve chosen December 14th for Danny’s single, previously it was expected to be in November and his recording process seems far enough along they could have gone with that if they wished to. It may be to let the clutter clear out from all the other Idol releases in November; Danny has more flexibility to pick dates since his album isn’t due until March.

    Yeah, that seems really strange because my understanding is that lots of radio formats (though I don’t know country) freeze their playlists and don’t add any new songs until after the holidays. This is because of the Christmas music that gets added to the regular rotation, plus a lot of their regular DJs are on vacation and lots of stuff is pre-recorded. *shrug* Perhaps their making it available on iTunes but it won’t go for radio adds till the start of the year?

  121. Allison did a bubble tweet to introduce her band, beware, it’s VERY Allison.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCYuoDhD30k

    Two girls, one is a drummer the other one is the bassist and the guy to the right is her guitar player. I’m guessing the guy to the left of her is her keyboard player.

    Also, Friday I’ll be Over U will be available from iTunes and Amazon on November 3rd.

  122. # Thanks everyone for your thoughts and for those who signed this! That’s really nice of you guys haha

    http://www.groupcard.com/c/VkbYBZJo3j1

    Thanks for posting that, ghl. I didn’t know about the card, but it’s not too late to sign it. I just did so myself.

  123. Also, Friday I’ll be Over U will be available from iTunes and Amazon on November 3rd.

    So Jive’s given her a Tuesday release date.

  124. girlygirl
    What exactly is a ‘radio tour’ ? I ask because in my mind when musicians come into radio stations to perform live acoustic sets, they already have either a single or album that has been released that they are promoting.

    I might be wrong about this, but I think a “radio tour” refers to performing at such things as the Jingle Balls/Bashes/Jams, the way Archie did last year and now Kris this year. David did about 11 of these Jingle shows last year. It’s called a “radio tour” because the shows are sponsored by radio stations. Some radio stations also have a summer version and call it Summer Bash or something similar.

  125. Nobody’s mentioned Kellie Pickler on Ellen today, have they? (I did look.) I’m not the world’s biggets Pickler fan, but she really is cute and funny. She was dressed as Dolly Parton for Halloween.

  126. Sorta O/T I guess but only a little. I was looking around HDD a little and I noticed that guitar player, Orianthi, that worked with Michael Jackson and is heavily featured in This Is It is now listed on HDD’s Vibe Raters. Turns out she’s managed by Simon Fuller. And like I pointed out last week when Kris’ entry turned up, it does say here Simon Fuller/Stirling Mcllwaine/19E.

    eta: wordnerdarchie I think those audience numbers for TOML are actually 2 billion..I know, frightening. That thing is a monster.

  127. I’ve been following the mediabase quick cuts for Adam, Allison, and Kris. Kris’s spins have been progressing steadily. Once he starts his promo for the album I expect LLWD to keep moving upward and to pick up more speed.

    I also looked at the spins for some of the other previous year’s idols. I hadn’t looked at Cook’s “Time of my Life” for quite a while so today I pulled up it’s quick cut. Amazing! Do you realize that “Magic Rainbow” is still (as of the week ending Oct. 29) getting over 1500 spins a week? The most impressive thing is that it’s total spins are over 291,000 with total audience impressions of 2,158.742. It seems that TOML will never die.

    TOML Quick Cut

  128. Oh fuck it! I had an intended to make a well thoughout pre-planned post. After a day reading AI8 bullshit, I just wanted to say that the best singers out of the 4 years I have watched AI are Carrie, Melinda and David Cook. I also really like Kris Allen and think Allison is a star in the making. The hype for AL is making me throw up a little in my mouth every day. Also, I have never been a David A fan but really enjoyed the link to his recent concert performance of “Apologize.” All these Idols are folks I admire and cheer for. While I think AL is talented though not my personal cup of tea, the recent hype for him supported with what I considerer musically mediocre pop craptastic songs only confirms to me that with exceptiions such as Pink, Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Katy Perry, etc. , the modern pop music landscape sucks. Or…I am old and out of touch. Ouch!

    Since I am semi-drunk posting, shout outs to Tinawina, Tierbee and others who I love, who love David Cook, greatest Idol of all time and hopeful future superstar or at least successful self-supporting musician.

  129. just got in from a day away from computer & caught up w/MJs. Cookie’s twitter made me teary too; can’t exactly say why. I hope this coming year is another fantastic one for him, the band, and us fans.
    re his December break – it sure seems I remember DC saying in some interview that Andrew graduates college this month.

    I think it’s cool that TOML is still being heard. I walked into a clothing store with my daughter today & heard CBTM on the sound system.

    just saw on Twitter that some of the guys from Cook’s band are at the Viper Room watching the CrashKings. Ah, twitter stalking.

  130. lydia, I think you should always be semi-drunk when posting, because you smacked some nails right on the head with that one!

    Ever since I saw Allison’s pre-Idol live performance of Piece Of My Heart, I’ve been drooling over the idea of a Cook/Iraheta tour! Meanwhile, certain other AI alumni can go do musically mediocre pop craptastic songs if they want, to borrow your colorful phrase.

  131. JohnM, funny you are mentioning Cook and Allison. Check out this tweet from Cook.

    #thedavidcook
    @Allison4Realzzz when and where are you guys playing?

  132. JohnM, funny you are mentioning Cook and Allison. Check out this tweet from Cook.

    #thedavidcook
    @Allison4Realzzz when and where are you guys playing?

    Two women in her band, I guess Cookie got interested. (j/k)
    But that’s really cool if he has the chance to see her live.

  133. Do you realize that ‘Magic Rainbow’  is still (as of the week ending Oct. 29) getting over 1500 spins a week?

    I swear I hear that song everywhere I go. David, you might try to run from the Rainbow but… I don’t think you can really, truly hide :)

    #thedavidcook
    @Allison4Realzzz when and where are you guys playing?

    For some reason I just love the idea of him going to see Allison’s show. Aw.

  134. #KrisAllen4Real What’s everyone gonna be for H-Ween? That’s right I said H-Ween!

    LOL. H-Ween, eh?

  135. For some reason I just love the idea of him going to see Allison’s show. Aw.

    He’s definitely a fan. I’m still hoping for a rocking duet at some point down the line. Maybe when she’s a legal adult, we don’t want Cookie squeaked out by her being 17…just ask Andrew Lloyd Webber.

  136. wordnerdarchie:
    JohnM, funny you are mentioning Cook and Allison. Check out this tweet from Cook.

    #thedavidcook
    @Allison4Realzzz when and where are you guys playing?

    Yes, I saw that, and I’m trying not to get too excited by it. Somebody like him can bring along another artist’s career by being interested enough to add them as an opening act.

    PRMari: I’m still hoping for a rocking duet at some point down the line. Maybe when she’s a legal adult, we don’t want Cookie squeaked out by her being 17′ ¦just ask Andrew Lloyd Webber.

    Ha! Great obscure reference! Okay, I suppose it’s not that obscure to Cook fanatics and their spouses — not that I fall into the latter category or anything… ;-)

    tierbee: David, you might try to run from the Rainbow but’ ¦ I don’t think you can really, truly hide

    After all, you never come to the end of a Rainbow…

  137. I am fairly new here, but MJ’s seems to be an Adam Lambert fansite, so happy to be able to read about the other idols here.

    It should even out when Season 9 revs up. Then all the neutral folks will return

    Some of us are still here :)

    I’ve been here since Season 5, and this happens every year. The summer and fall after Season 5 was all about Taylor and a bunch of Taylor vs. Kat or Taylor vs. daughtry fan wars. After Season 6, it seemed all about Blake (although no one seemed to have bought that CD – so I don’t know what happend to all of those fans LOL). Season 7, this place turned into Cooktard central with lots of David vs. David fanwars. This stuff is all par for the course.

    MJ posts the news, and clearly Adam is making a lot of it. That brings more of his fans over here, who weren’t necessarily MJ visitors beforehand.

    But, in looking to the right, I see posts about David A, JPL, Pickler, Kelly Clarkson, Danny Gokey, Kris & Adam. And, the headlines thread always include any past contestant mentioned in a news article that day.

    Once the new season starts, we’ll be back to picking those new people apart with a fine tooth comb and we won’t have as much time to spend on any one previous contestant. At that point, the people who actually need a news item on their favorite every day, spend more time at their fansites and less time here.

    Also, in case you haven’t noticed, MJ is also covering DWTS & SYTYCD right now. Those posts show up the evenings when those shows are on.

  138. I am fairly new here, but MJ’s seems to be an Adam Lambert fansite, so happy to be able to read about the other idols here.

    Since this blog is an American Idol Blog I post because I became interested in the idols through the show. And I have had my favorites over the years…and have watched many that I were very thankful that they crashed and burned.

    I personally read all of the threads because what the idols are doing interests me….and sometimes that entails reading a lot of trivial stuff. It’s funny to me how peeps keep a thread going by talking endlessly about an Idol’s new haircut or the absurd twitter they sent…but it’s really interesting to see how idols are perceived when they really do something…like release an album cover or a new single or perform on tour.

    So, to be fair, in order for an idol to be talked about they really need to do something and keep the interest up. If they fall off the visibility radar its pretty hard to just talk about an idol to be just talking about them…that isn’t comment worthy IMHO.

  139. Also, in case you haven’t noticed, MJ is also covering DWTS & SYTYCD right now. Those posts show up the evenings when those shows are on.

    Not to mention all the space given to Glee.

  140. Allison did a bubble tweet to introduce her band, beware, it’s VERY Allison.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCYuoDhD30k

    Hmm, informative.

    Two girls, one is a drummer the other one is the bassist and the guy to the right is her guitar player. I’m guessing the guy to the left of her is her keyboard player.

    Very Josie-and-the-Pussycats of her.

    Not to mention all the space given to Glee.

    I don’t quite get that. It is a scripted dramedy, so it doesn’t feel as compelling to me to follow them. If these “kids” don’t make it, they just move on to their next acting gig.

  141. Meanwhile, certain other AI alumni can go do musically mediocre pop craptastic songs if they want, to borrow your colorful phrase.

    Speaking of this, what’s going on with Allison’s Friday I’ll Be Over U? Any word on the itunes release or release to radio??

  142. Meanwhile, certain other AI alumni can go do musically mediocre pop craptastic songs if they want, to borrow your colorful phrase.

    ………Speaking of this, what’s going on with Allison’s Friday I’ll Be Over U? Any word on the itunes release or release to radio??

    LOL

  143. The free iTunes downloads of the 2012 TIme for Miracles music video, in all resoluions from iPod up to 1080p, are spectacular.

    Watch out for file sizes on the high def versions. The 720p version, which fills a 21 inch monitor at actual size, is 175 megabytes. Click for previews and figure out what size you need before getting the free download.

  144. I forget about how much I love Cookie till I see him doing an interview or tweeting and then I remember why I voted about 1000 times for him in the finale. He is the most earnest guy I’ve ever seen. He just seems to be having a good time wherever he is. And of course, he is killer in concert. WTF with Lie, tho? Is RCA ever going to release that song? Geez. I am one of those ppl who love and always have loved ToML (sorry, David), and clearly I am not the only one, given the bazillion spins it gets every week. I also have to say that I would like less band, more acoustic David, but then I am a sucker for acoustic music, and I mean from Cook to Daughtry.

    I saw the B+ rating for Adam’s TfM; it got the highest marks except for the one for Leona *yawn* Lewis. Maybe this will get iTunes or someone to release it? I lurrrve it. Come on, RCA/19. I want to download it LEGALLY.

  145. If DC is promoting anything at his R&K appearance, I hope it’s a Live at XXXXXX CD of the Declaration Tour.

    Shhhh, don’t let RCA know we actually want a live tour CD. If we bitch and moan that releasing a Live at XXXX DeTour CD for the holidays is a horrible idea and possibly career suicide for Cookie, then and only then am I sure it will actually happen. Unlike Santa Fuller *smooches for Cookwood* and the tour fairy *thx for the Florida date woo hoo*, the grinchy label seems to respond best to reverse psychology. (Course, the truth is that I want a live DeTour CD/DVD for Christmas more than I want world peace and a magical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang flying car, and all three seem equally likely at this point, she says, trying not to jinx it…)

    Since I am semi-drunk posting, shout outs to Tinawina, Tierbee and others who I love, who love David Cook, greatest Idol of all time and hopeful future superstar or at least successful self-supporting musician.

    In other words, I like you Headlines Thread and Imma let you finish, but David Cook is the greatest Idol of all time. Of ALL TIME. Lydia, you are not an angry drunk or a sloppy drunk…you are totes a Kanye drunk! Ha ha. Loves it.

    I know, frightening. That thing is a monster.

    Zombie VooDoo Magic Rainbow interrupts this thread to wish everyone an H-Ween pumpkin full of Skittles. And also, mmmm, brainz.

  146. CindyM: Speaking of this, what’s going on with Allison’s Friday I’ll Be Over U? Any word on the itunes release or release to radio??

    Ohhhh, snapppp!!!! Somehow I have this vague feeling you don’t actually want to know…. :-|

  147. Eh, I don’t want Lava Girl touring with David Cook. She’s going for a pop/rock/punk sound. Not post-grunge stuff like him.

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