Idol Headlines for 11/20/10

Today’s Idol Appearances:

  • Lee DeWyze appears on the VH1 Top 20 Countdown at 9 am.
  • Siobhan Magnus and Crystal Bowersox appear at the Festival of Lights at the Miracle Mile in Chicago. Crystal performs a set at 3 pm and Siobhan will sing “Merry Christmas Baby” atop a float in the parade beginning at 5:30 pm.  Check out the schedule HERE.
  • David Archuleta performs at the WAJI Magic 95.1 Magical Day of Giving at Jefferson Pointe, Fort Wayne IN. Tree lighting ceremony begins a 7 pm.
  • Ace Young, Kimberly Locke and Taylor Hicks appear at the Hollywood & Highland tree lighting ceremony. 6-8 pm Los Angeles.


Siobhan Magnus and Lunar Valve will perform at the 2011 Battle of the Bands at Patriot Place in Foxboro, MA on Sunday, January 30. She’ll also sit on the panel of judges to choose the winner. The competition is presented by the Ryan J. Lariviere Memorial Fund. More information HERE.  Tickets go on sale Tuesday November 23.


X Factor UK Top 8 performance show begins at 3 pm ET today!

It’s Beatles week on X Factor UK–check out the spoilers HERE. According to Mary Byrne, the next two weeks will feature DOUBLE ELIMINATIONS!


More Headlines after the JUMP…


Taylor Hicks Toys For Tots Promo

Taylor helps out Toys for Tots in Alabama!

Taylor Hicks Toys For Tots Promo from TTHC_Media on Vimeo.


White Powder Sent to ‘Dancing With the Stars’

A threatening letter with white powder was delivered to the “Dancing With the Stars” production office Friday, but tests indicated the substance was not hazardous, authorities said.

In a statement, ABC confirmed the envelope was received at the show’s production office and the substance was determined to be talcum powder.

Hazardous materials officials with the city of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Fire Department, Los Angeles Police Department and the FBI responded to CBS Studios where the hit ABC show is staged, authorities said.

Read more at ABC News


New My Chemical Romance Single to Appear in ‘American Idol’ Promo

Just about the last place you’d expect to hear a My Chemical Romance song is on American Idol, but that appears to be where the band’s new single, “Sing, ” is headed. Promos for Season 10 have already started airing — the first featuring all nine Idol winners and the song “Chances” by Five for Fighting premiered on the Ryan Seacrest Youtube channel — and THR hears My Chem’s latest is one of several songs that will serve as the music for a new set of ads (according to a Fox rep, a final decision on promo music has yet to be made).

“We don’t know for sure, ” MCR frontman Gerard Way tells THR. “But any kind of infiltration is great, so the offer was pretty much a no-brainer. It’s something a lot of people are going to see and they’ll hear the music which is the most important thing.” Adds guitarist Frank Lero, “I think it would be really cool if an actual band was heard on the biggest music TV show.”

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter


Fox’s Kevin Reilly And Mike Darnell On ‘American Idol’ & ‘Fringe’ Moves; No Back Orders For ‘Running Wilde’ & ‘Good Guys’

“We have been looking at Thursday for a long time, ” Fox’s reality chief Mike Darnell said. “It is a tough nut to crack, and if you want to crack it, you have to make a big move there.” Idol has been the biggest show on television for 8 years, so why make this move now? It was CBS’ surprising decision in May to take another reality juggernaut, Survivor, off Thursdays that set the Idol shift idea in motion, Darnell said. With Idol itself going through a major transition with new judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler and without Simon Cowell, Fox brass decided to wait and see how the show’s production was going and, happy with what they’d seen so far, they pulled the trigger on the scheduling change. “It felt like the right time to make the move, ” Darnell said. “Now we can own Thursday.”

Read more at Deadline Hollywood


‘American Idol’ Gains Lucrative Thursday Night Slot

“Every network would like to win on” Thursday, Mike Darnell, Fox’s reality-TV chief, said in an interview, noting that advertisers pay extra to reach Thursday viewers. “We haven’t cracked it in any real way for 20 years, ” he added.

News Corp. also owns the Wall Street Journal.

Read more at The Wall Street Journal


Idol reunion in Fort Wayne IN where David Archuleta is performing today.

From Left to Right: LaKisha Jones (S6),   David Archuleta, David Hernandez (S7), Gina Glocksen (S6) & Von Smith (S8).

Lakisha, David H., Gina and Von are currently touring with the ballroom dance extravaganza, Burn the Floor.

Photo: Melinda Bell


Megan Joy, singing Longing

Megan Joy singing one of her own, original songs. October 2010 at The Riverwoods in Provo Utah


Video: Maksim Chmerkovskiy Comes to Terms with His Shocking ‘DWTS’ Elimination

Maksim Chmerkovskiy appears to have come to terms with his shocking elimination from ‘Dancing With the Stars’ along with partner Brandy. On ‘Access Hollywood Live’ (weekdays, syndicated), he refused to slam the surprising vote or America’s decision to put Bristol Palin in the finals. Instead, he asked viewers to keep watching the dance competition despite a recent flurry of criticism.

“It’s all good, ” Chmerkovskiy said. “It’s my job right now, my duty, to make sure that people don’t turn off, because there’s a lot of negativity, a lot of negative emotion. We got a lot of love and support from our fans, but I need to stay true to what I want, and I want dancing on TV. I don’t want there to be any sort of scrutiny about the show.”

Watch the Video at AOL Popeater

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