Idol Headlines for 11/02/10 – The Evening Edition


Here are the details of David Archuleta’s upcoming trip to Singapore:

David Archuleta Showcase:

David Archuleta will be gracing the SingTel Nokia N8 event, happening on the 14th of November, from 5.30pm at Zouk. For more details on how you can get to be part of this exclusive event, log on to!

David Archuleta Autograph Session:

Happening on the 15th of November at Bugis Junction, 7pm! Simply present your copy of “The Other Side Of Down” and you’ll be THAT much closer to getting the autograph of this charming popstar on your album!


@KellyClarkson: “Just bought Jason Aldean’s new album called “My Kinda Party”! I can’t wait to perform our duet on the CMA’s!”


Katie Stevens continues to write songs with David Hodges. She tweets, “Continuing to write a bombastically awesome song with @hodgesmusic and @drh3! Who’s excited?”


Adam Lambert tweets, “Traver dressed up like me! I wanted to suck MY blood. Hope everyone had a great Halloween.” See the photo HERE.


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Help Katherine McPhee reach her goal for St. Jude

Visit to help Katherine meet her fundraising goal for St. Jude


Danny Gokey supports the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign

Danny Gokey visits with St. Jude patients during his recent trip to St. Jude and wants you to get involved with the Thanks and Giving campaign this holiday season at


In Pictures: Kris Allen in Memphis, TN

Fans can catch Kris Allen tonight (11/2) at the Palladium Ballroom in Dallas, and tomorrow his tour arrives at the The Marquee in Tulsa, OK. SoundSpike contributing photographer Bradley Kolodzaike was in Memphis, for the show at Minglewood Hall and here are some of his best shots.

See the photos at SoundSpike


Kris Allen Answers Your Twitter Questions


Via KrisAllenOfficial


Jason Castro courts the Christian market

The Who I Am CD consists of five songs from the Jason Castro album, released this past April, plus five new songs: You Are, What If I Fall, Changing Colors, Wait (For a Miracle) and Who I Really Am. The five new songs also will be available as a digital EP for those who previously purchased Jason’s debut album.

Also on Nov. 9, Jason will release a five-song digital EP called Changing Colors: Live From Studio 1290 that includes a cover of Tom Petty’s Learning to Fly. Those tracks were recorded at Atlantic Records’ New York office in May.

Read more at Idol Chatter


Fantasia will show Atlantans her soulful side at the Fox

“Especially when you’re coming from a show like ‘American Idol, ’ people would think that makes it easy, ” Fantasia explained during a late October teleconference interview. “No it doesn’t. It makes it harder because a lot of times, they [record labels, management, producers] don’t take you that seriously and just stick you in that ‘Idol, ’ she’s an artist, but not quite like most of the artists that fought their way here, who worked their way here.”

As a result, Fantasia has spent much of her career battling over her sound and visual style.

“After I won the ‘Idol’ and having so many opinions that people felt like ‘Let’s take it this way’ or ‘Let’s take it that way’ or ‘Let’s make it like this, ’ I always knew in the back of my mind and deep down from the bottom of my heart that they can’t make me a pop artist, ” Fantasia said. “I’m not a dancer. I’m not this and that.”

Read more at the Atlanta Journal Constitution


Winner of NBC’s America’s Got Talent Michael Grimm Set to Release Album on Epic Records Early 2011

NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Michael Grimm, season five winner of NBC’s America’s Got Talent (AGT), is set to release a new album on Epic Records in early 2011. Winning with a record number of votes, Grimm was awarded $1 million as well as the headline spot on the first ever national “America’s Got Talent” live tour. He is currently touring with fellow AGT cast mates in major cities throughout the US.

While touring, Grimm is working on a new album which will feature both original music written by Grimm as well as some classic covers. He will stay true to his Americana meets blue-eyed soul sound, creating carefully crafted rock songs with a mature soulful delivery. Adding to the excitement of Grimm’s win and a new album on the way, he has also been confirmed to perform at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Airing on NBC Thanksgiving Day, November 25th, Grimm will be performing famed soul-tinged love song “Try A Little Tenderness.”

Read more at PRNewswire


Quincy Jones on Michael Jackson’s Thriller scraps, Amy Winehouse, and American Idol: A Music Mix Q&A

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: You were known to hold some pretty huge talent searches for musicians and singers decades ago. What do you think of shows like American Idol?

QUINCY JONES: I think the attraction of American Idol is about the basic human nature attitude that is, “We can put you up there. But we can take you down.” That’s been around a long time. If you’re asking me what the one component that gets them millions of viewers, that’s it. Even more than the songs, I think it’s to see that the audience can control the popularity of the artist.

Would you ever be a judge on one of those…

No, that’s not what I do. I’ve got too much to do. That’s getting up every day at seven in the morning. That’s not my thing. But it has got its value. It gets people to pay attention to songs. It’s ironic because I hear songs on there like Moody’s “Mood For Love.” Which the first vocalese record James Moody did in Sweden in 1949, man. So it’s exposing people to music they’ve never heard before. That’s the good part. It’s a double-edged sword there.

Read more at Entertainment Weekly


Fox is top-ranked network, ends CBS winning streak

NEW YORK (AP) — Even though Fox ended CBS’ season-opening winning streak in the ratings, there have been few reasons for its executives to be gleeful this fall.

The Nielsen Co. said Fox was the top-ranked network last week on the strength of the World Series. No other network had beaten CBS this fall.

Otherwise, it’s been a tough season for Fox, which has seen its viewership drop by 14 percent from last fall. By comparison, NBC and CBS are up, while ABC is down 3 percent, Nielsen said.

Read more at the Associated Press


Backstage at DWTS: Eliminated Dancer Swears He’s Now a “Loser”

Oh sweet, silly David Hasselhoff. The man is always spouting off one nonsensical thought after another, and backstage after last night’s DWTS was no exception.

“People now say, ‘What happened to you? You’re a loser. You can’t dance, ‘ ” he told us of life after Dancing. And yes, he was serious.

“It’s unbelievable, ” The Hoff continued. “I used to be the Knight Rider, now I’m the loser.”

Read more at EOnline


On the ‘DWTS’ Scene: Is Bristol Palin Leaving the Competition?

“Votes play a huge part on the show, ” Corky said. “Bristol has amazing flow and technical footwork. The voting’s keeping her in there. She doesn’t get emotional. She’s cool as a cucumber.”

Judge Carrie Ann Inaba called Palin’s dance Monday night — which was based on Kelly Osbourne’s Viennese waltz from season 9 — “endearing … but still slightly dettached.” Osbourne, a guest judge, gave Palin a “9.”

“Kelly’s comments were sweet and nice, ” Palin said. “I had big shoes to fill but I had fun with it.”

Read more at TV Squad


Maksim on Next Week’s Dancing: “It’s Really Unfair”

What dance are you and Brandy working on for next week?
We’re doing the waltz as our main dance and then there’s this new crazy thing where they’re going to give us the dance after the show tonight but they won’t give us the music. So we’re going to have to prepare a dance without the music and get the music next Monday [during the show] and…we’ll have 20 minutes to prepare our dance.

It seems like the producers are trying to make it really hard on everyone.
I’m not really sure if I think it’ll make for great TV. I just think it’s absolutely unnecessary pressure on celebrities that are already under pressure. But I’m not the producer. It’s not my show. What the production doesn’t realize is that it doesn’t make it any easier or harder on the celebrities. It makes it harder for the professionals. It’s really unfair to us because we are doing way too much.

Read more at EOnline


Kelly Osbourne On Her New Body & Bristol Palin

“Louis van Amstel and ‘Dancing with the Stars’ changed my life, and as cheesy and cliché and that sounds, America had a hugest part in that, ” the svelte Kelly told Access Hollywood’s Tony Potts at “Dancing’s” 200th episode party on Monday night in Los Angeles. “By picking up the phone and voting for me every week and all the amazing things they said gave me the confidence to keep going at something that I was so scared and so terrified to do.”

Kelly is set to appear on the cover of Shape magazine soon – in a bikini – and she revealed that the experience affected her deeply.

“I did my first bikini shot that I’ve ever done in my life and it was one of the most fantastic experiences, ” she told Tony. “It was a bit of an emotional rollercoaster because I never thought that would be me or I’d ever look like that.

Read more at Access Hollywood


X Factor’s Gamu given right to immigration appeal

X Factor contestant Gamu Nhengu’s family have been granted right to appeal against a decision to force them to leave the country.

Solicitor Peter Farrell said the case would be heard by the Immigration Court in Glasgow on 26 November.

The UK Border Agency had previously insisted that Gamu, 18, her mother and two brothers had no right to appeal against the decision.

Read more at the BBC


Schumer, Gillibrand win NY Senate races

Kirsten Gillibrand was finally elected to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday while fellow Democrat Charles Schumer eased to a third term, each defeating an underfunded and largely unknown Republican opponent.

The White House and party strategists in Washington helped her avoid a primary challenge and big-name Republicans such as former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani declined to run for the seat, leaving the race to former congressman Joseph DioGuardi, father of former “American Idol” judge Kara DioGuardi.

DioGuardi is a certified public accountant who represented Westchester County in the House for two terms in the 1980s.

Read more at the Associated Press

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