Idol Headlines for 10/31/07

Today Idol headlines after the jump ¦

Bo Bice Releases New CD

American Idol finalist Bo Bice was in town Tuesday, promoting his new record and talking about plans for his future. Bice made the rounds at area Wal-Marts signing copies of his new album, “See the Light.” Bice told FOX6 News he misses living in Helena and Alabama and plans to sell his home in Nashville and move back to Helena early next year


American Idol’s Mandisa Rings In The Holiday With Christmas EP

After a highly successful label debut with …True Beauty, American Idol own MANDISA will be celebrating the season with her Christmas EP featuring four tracks available digitally today and in stores nationwide November 20th just in time for the holidays. …Christmas Joy EP will feature classics …Joy to the World and …O Holy Night as well as the Stevie Wonder favorite …What Christmas Means to Me and the newly written …Christmas Makes Me Cry duet with labelmate Matthew West, which will be serviced to radio as a holiday single. In addition to the …Christmas Joy EP, Mandisa is a part of the …WOW Gospel Christmas CD with her song …God Speaking that is also her second single from her label debut …True Beauty……….


MUSIC REVIEWS: Dave Gahan, The Eagles, Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood ‘ Carnival Ride (Arista): If your life had a soundtrack, Carrie Underwood’s new album “Carnival Ride” would likely provide background music for those moments when you’re counting out quarters at the laundromat ‘ it’s about as memorable as the sound of wet jeans clanking in the drier. Despite the runaway success of her first album, the “American Idol” winner’s sophomore record doesn’t rise above the pastiche fare of Top 40 stations, which is likely where many of these tracks will end up. The young country star does, however, show promise in “Last Name, ” a fun ditty about a scandalous encounter that ends in a Vegas-style marriage. Grade: C+ ‘

Rent | The Fabulous Fox Theater

…Former American Idol contestant Anwar F. Robinson sung a remarkably emotional rendition of “I’ll Cover You: Reprise” as his character, Tom Collins, mourns the death of his lover Angel. Though Robison is not the baritone most have come to expect from the role, his performance was still stellar…


Turn Thanksgiving into a vacation holiday

…Stay here in Philly and watch the country’s oldest Turkey Day parade, sponsored in recent years by Channel 6 ABC and Boscov’s. It’s televised live on Channel 6, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Thanksgiving Day.

The parade route begins at 20th and Market streets and winds along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway toward the Museum of Art.There will be floats, balloons, marching bands and celebrities such as singer Sean Kingston, Miss America and “American Idol” finalist Josh Gracin…

Concert Review: Kelly Clarkson
Massey Hall, Toronto – October 30, 2007

…Clarkson later had the audience judge a band pumpkin-carving contest in honour of Halloween that included one she co-designed that was inspired by Steve Carell’s chest-waxing scene in The 40-Year-Old Virgin and his now famous utterance “Kelly Clarkson!”

Naturally, her pumpkin won…


MUSIC REVIEWS: Pop, country/roots, jazz and classical releases

CARRIE UNDERWOOD “Carnival Ride” (Arista, 3 stars)

Carrie Underwood’s “Some Hearts” didn’t sell an unheard-of (in this downloading age) 6 million copies solely on the strength of her “American Idol” success and girl-next-door appeal. Simon Cowell’s favorite heartland honey turned in a well-made debut album that deftly walked the country-pop divide and, in “Before He Cheats, ” smashed headlights with an expertly delivered blast of girl-done-wrong rage……..


Quick Hits: Gwen Stefani, Kid Rock, Bono, Smashing Pumpkins, Blake Lewis, Chingy, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Elvis Presley, Lenny Kravitz, Oasis, HIM, Alanis Morissette

…AOL Music’s PopEater blog has just premiered the first single from American Idol’s Blake Lewis called “Break Anotha.” The song will be on his forthcoming album, Audio Day Dream, which is due in stores on December 4. The Dance/Pop/Rap hybrid tune can be streamed exclusively at…