Idol Headlines for 11/22/10

Lee DeWyze performs at the MIX 104 Chris-Mix Warm Up Party at the Last Day Saloon, Santa Rosa CA on Dec. 8.   Then, Kris Allen performs at the Mix 104 Chris-Mix in Santa Rosa. on Dec. 11.

Plus, Kris Allen performs at the KISS 101.3 Jingle Ball in San Francisco, CA on Dec. 10


Lee DeWyze performs a free show at the Hard Rock Cafe in Chicago, November 29. Doors open at 5 pm.

Also, Lee will appear on the Bradley On Air show at 11 am PT tomorrow. via @DweezySignal, @TeamLeeDewyze


Crystal Bowersox tweets, “Goodmornin’! Shooting a little music video for a song called farmers daughter today…”


The Crystal Bowersox debut CD Farmer’s Daughter is available for pre-order today. Pre-order the Explicit version HERE. The Clean version HERE. A bonus track, “Finally Got it Right”, is available for those who pre-order the CD, set to be released 12/14.


Journalist Shirley Halperin rocked the night away at the Rolling Stone AMA after party with David Cook and others… Read her twitter timeline HERE. David tells Shirley his upcoming album is almost done.


Simon Cowell iwill be honored with the Founders Award tonight at the 38th Annual International Emmy Awards at the Hilton New York Hotel, NYC.


More Headlines after the JUMP…


Jennifer Hudson Promotes Toy Drive in honor of Her Nephew, Julien King, in Chicago

via WGN


Lee DeWyze interview with FM 100



Kris Allen talks about music and touring (Exclusive Interview) Part 1

LA Music Examiner: You have a new single “Alright With Me”. You wrote the song with Joe King. What can you tell us about the song? Are there plans for a video or radio adds?

Kris Allen: Yes, that is the new single. It is just about trying to get the girl. A couple of radio stations have already started to play the song which is good and is going for radio. Kris them mention the special video for the fans and a special acoustic song with a video coming out soon for “Before We Come Undone”

Read more at the Examiner


SYTYCD Judge: Why I’m Leaving the Show

Michaels says it was her decision to move on.

“Last year when I was sitting on the [judges] panel, I knew it wasn’t the right fit because I felt too glossy sitting on the panel, ” she exclusively tells us. “People were so focused on what I wore and my hair. I wanted to get dirty and back to the work. I am an artist and I’m a visionary. I need to paint my world now and not be constantly linked to So You think You Can Dance.”

Not that she doesn’t appreciate what SYTYCD has done for her. “It’s been a great platform, ” Michaels says. “It was a wonderful platform. I’m staring at [my] two Emmys right now. It was an amazing, amazing thing for me but I feel like I have to fly. I have to now focus on Mia’s world.”

Read more at E Online


Newly married Crystal Bowersox promotes inaugural CD at wine country music showcase

Affixing her signature to a giant stack of photos while joking with members of her management team, Crystal Bowersox didn’t exhibit any of the jitters one would expect of a vocalist scheduled to perform in less than an hour.

Runner-up on last season’s “American Idol” vocal competition, the 25-year-old Elliston, Ohio, native came to wine country recently to promote her inaugural recording and entertain attendees at Live in the Vineyard.

Read more at Napa Valley Register


Celebrities Donate to Support Music Education Scholarships for Kansas City Children and Families

Online PR News – 22-November-2010 – Celebrities from around the world have donated items to be auctioned at the 2010 Kansas City Vocal Institute Charity Auction. Celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, David Cook, Melissa Etheridge, Yo-Yo Ma, Tom Watson, Maya Angelou, and many more support scholarships that provide free or greatly discounted music education through the Kansas City Vocal Institute. The scholarships provide underprivileged children and families in the Kansas City metropolitan area with free voice lessons, music theory instruction, and diction tutors for up to an entire year.

The auction features several unique items including several autographed film scores. John Williams has donated an autographed copy of the title theme from the film score “Star Wars”, which won four Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe, and an Oscar. James Horner has provided an autographed page from the “Avatar” film score and Randy Newman is auctioning a page from the “Toy Story 3” film score. All of the proceeds from each item will benefit their donor’s scholarship fund.

Read more at OnlinePRNews


New England Survives Indianapolis Rally

Oh, no big deal, just Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler sitting behind Patriots owner Bob Kraft. And then Manning throws an interception, literally seconds after CBS shows the owner’s box! For him, I guess, that’s Sweet Emotions, but for Colts fans, their love’s more like sweet misery. (Get it? It’s a lyric!)

Read more at the Wall Street Journal


EXCLUSIVE: Paula Abdul to Launch Casting Website

That is the tag line of online discovery platform AuditionBooth, which goes into public beta Monday and wants to connect aspiring talents with casting directors, producers and managers working on such things as TV shows, particularly reality series, Web videos or brand campaigns.

The venture is driven by Live to Dance and former American Idol star Paula Abdul, who is a co-founder, equity partner, board member and the firm’s creative energy; AuditionBooth president and chairman Frank Celli; and Greg Brill, founder and CEO of Infusion Development, a technology training and consulting firm.

Read more at the Hollywood Reporter


Sanjaya from ‘Idol’ defends Bristol Palin, ‘DWTS’ voting

So, is Bristol Palin like a “Dancing With the Stars” Sanjaya? She has not been the judges’ favorite, yet is a finalist in tonight’s finale. Some fans and bloggers question viewers’ voting intentions and are asking if the reason she’s a finalist is due to her dancing abilities or her mother’s politics.

Today on American Morning, we ask Sanjaya about the Bristol controversy and his thoughts on how audience vote-in shows are tallied.


How Will Dancing End? Tom Bergeron Relishes the Unpredictable Season

After Dancing with the Stars’ predictable Season 10 — in which practically everyone foresaw Nicole Scherzinger winning — the host was hoping for more surprises from this season’s hodgepodge of evenly matched contenders.

“We got it! Really, it all started with David Hasselhoff [who was eliminated first]. That was the most shocking moment for me, ” Bergeron tells “I have no idea what happened there. I was like, ‘What the hell?’ I figured we had at least four good weeks of comedy coming and boom! He’s gone!

Read more at TV Guide


Danny Gokey Red Carpet Interviews!

Here’s one with Darren Criss of Glee (Danny admires Darren’s pink glasses)

Also check out interviews with Mike Posner, Trey Songs, Casting Crowns, Johnny Weir and more at IHeartDannyGokey.

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