Jennings has 24 points, lead Bucks past Pistons
NOTES: Pistons coach John Kuester said that Hamilton, who did not make the trip, was day to day. … Bucks G/F Carlos Delfino was back after serving a one-game suspension for his role in a preseason fight with Pistons F Austin Daye. … Last season’s “American Idol” finalist Danny Gokey sang the National Anthem in front of his hometown crowd and then entertained them at halftime.
Orianthi shares Jackson’s spotlight, steps into own
“I’ve never been so nervous in my life, auditioning for Michael, ” she recalls. After Orianthi tore her way through a rendition of “Beat It” — whose guitar solo originally was performed by Eddie Van Halen — Jackson gave the go-ahead, and she spent the next three months rehearsing with the icon, six hours each day.
“Believe” is essentially a conventional pop album with an utterly unconventional guitar solo on each track. Jackson fans no doubt will tune in to the album closer, “God Only Knows, ” a late entry to the album that deals with loss. The first single, “According to You, ” has been promoted to U.S. top 40 radio.
Orianthi will appear as a guest on Adam Lambert’s solo album. In 2010, she plans to mount a worldwide tour.
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Ricky Braddy comes home
Singer talks about upcoming concert, Idol competitors and his love for EC
Ricky Braddy had the support of many friends, family and fans from Ewwlizabeth City to help propel him to the top 17 ‘â€ and almost to the top 12 ‘â€ on last year’s American Idol. Now Braddy is giving back to those fans with a hometown performance on Nov. 21.
‘It’s the first time I’ve been home to do a show since American Idol, ‘ he said. ‘I just want to do an intimate evening with different people singing.’
Braddy said the show will feature a musical timeline of his life as a performer, from his beginnings in Elizabeth City to Nashville and American Idol. Singing with him will be his sister, Amber Braddy Jones as well as other friends and family members.
Kelly Clarkson Announces Australian Tour 2010 – Concert Dates Here
Take 40 Australia are proud to announce that we’ll be bringing US singing sensation Kelly Clarkson to Australia for her ‘All I Ever Wanted’ tour in 2010!
Kelly’s album ‘All I Ever Wanted’ has been a great success for the former Idol winner, with her latest single ‘Already Gone’ hitting the top ten on our Take 40 chart.
Kelly will be touring nationally next April, supported by ‘Rock N Roll’ singer Eric Hutchinson and an Aussie act yet to be announced.
“Glee” cast to get Hollywood diversity award
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The cast of the quirky Fox TV show “Glee” will be presented with a Hollywood diversity award in November for their portrayal of a group of teen oddballs with a passion for song and dance. The Diversity Awards committee said on Saturday that the “Glee” cast had won the favorite new diverse ensemble cast award for 2009.
Alexandra Burke says Cowell is great
X Factor 2008 winner Alexandra Burke has praised Simon Cowell, but said she could not work with him if he did not let her have control over her music. The singer’s debut album ‘Overcome’ reached number one in the charts.
Alexandra has said that the music mogul is a “great guy and a great boss” and “always on the other end of a phone for me.”
Burke told the London Evening Standard: “I’m a very strong-minded person, and if they tried to mould me into something I’m not, I’d ask for my deal to be taken away.
Leona Lewis: Echo
In 2007, for the release of Leona Lewis’s first album, Sony conjured a persuasive aura of instant class around a singer who in plain view of more than 10 million X Factor viewers had clearly been a Pizza Hut waitress less than 18 months earlier. The carefully stage-managed ascent to diva status involved a succession of impressive frocks but the centrepiece was Bleeding Love, a modern standard with international appeal which allowed Simon Cowell to present Leona to American audiences as the UK’s new sensation; then, when America took the bait, he reinvigorated her UK profile by trumpeting her phenomenal US success.
X Factor: Devastated Danyl Johnson loses his mojo as Simon declares Jedward ‘night of the living dead’
Performing on the X Factor Hallowe’en show turned out to be a nightmare for finallists Danyl Johnson and Jedward – aka John and Edward Grimes.
The Irish twins were dubbed ‘Night of the Living Dead’ by judge Simon Cowell, while Danyl’s confidence had evidently taken a huge blow following his negative press in recent weeks.
As Danyl sang Aerosmith’s Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing for the ‘Rock Week’ live show, the 27-year-old looked completely destroyed.
X Factor rivals turn on Jedward the cornflake rustlers
They have already established themselves as Simon Cowell’s least-favourite contestants on The X Factor.
Now, twins John and Edward Grimes have fallen out with their fellow finalists on the ITV talent show ‘ because they keep stealing their housemates’ cereal.
The 18-year-olds have been blamed for taking it from the contestants in the Over-25s category ‘ Jamie Archer, Olly Murs and Danyl Johnson ‘ who are mentored by Cowell.