Idol Headlines for 11/29/10

Today’s Idol Appearances:

  • Katharine McPhee serenades the winning couple of the “Ring It Sing It” contest at the NASDAQ opening bell, NYC 9:30 am.  Check out the live webcast HERE.
  • Kellie Pickler appears on CMA Country Christmas 9:30 pm ABC
  • Lee DeWyze performs a free show at the Hard Rock Cafe in Chicago.  Doors open at 5 pm.

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Top 3 News Stories of the Day
Top 3 News Stories of the Day

Allison Iraheta tweets, “Just finished writing some dope shit with my girl @orianthi”

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The David Cook “Welcome Home” video at American Idol.com has been update with new footage. Check it out HERE.

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More Headlines after the JUMP…

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Marshfield: Aerosmith frontman visits Humarock Holiday Stroll

Boston bad-boy Steven Tyler visited his home turf of Marshfield over the weekend. The Aerosmith singer visited the Humarock Holiday Stroll, a three-day festival of holiday activities.

“I’m currently doing American Idol, they took a break, were going into a thing called Hollywood week, and then I came home for Thanksgiving for my dad, ” said Tyler. “I also got called up by Sir Paul McCartney and he asked me to sing the last four songs of Abbey Road, so i said ‘umm ok, ‘ doing it. So I’m headed down to the Kennedy honors in Washington.”

The Kennedy Center Honors take place on Dec. 5 in Washington DC and will be taped for Broadcast on CBS Dec. 28

Read more at WATD

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Jennifer Lopez and the Cast of Jersey Shore Among Barbara Walters’ Most Fascinating People

Joining the pop culture phenomena on the list, which is now in its 18th year, is future British royal Kate Middleton, Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock, former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, actor/singer and American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez, actress Betty White, teen singing sensation Justin Bieber and NBA star LeBron James. The No. 1 most fascinating person will be revealed Dec. 9 on the ABC news special Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2010 (10 p.m. ET/PT).

Read more at USA Today

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Stars aligned for two great causes

It was hard to tell Carrie Underwood was even in the room at the Fratelli charity dinner until near the end of the four-course meal, when the superstar country singer was briefly seen signing her autograph and posing for photos with guests.

The petite blonde took the time to send a text message to Aik and Afrodity Aliferis’ daughter, Liberty, 11, who was back home. Upon receiving Underwood’s message, the young fan quickly called her mom’s cell to speak with Underwood but, in her star-struck state, could only scream excitedly into the phone. Fortunately, Liberty will get another chance to make a more composed impression. Aik and business partner Nick Pantieras joined with Jimmy Zourntos of Baton Rouge restaurant to buy a celebrity dinner with Underwood and her popular hockey player hubby, Mike Fisher, in the company of their wives. The Fratelli dinner will take place at the Aliferis’ Winding Way-area home. Fisher is honorary chairman of Roger’s House. It was a recipient charity, along with Candlelighters, of Tuesday’s event, which raised $82, 450.

Read more at Ottawa Citizen

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David Archuleta leaves teen years with a bang

MANILA, Philippines – Pre-Americanan Idol, David Archuleta was like any other teenager. But just like any other teenager, when the opportunity to pursue music came, he readily jumped at the chance, even if he had to skip his prom!

Three years, a debut record, and a Christmas album later, David is now ready to show the world what else is up his sleeve.

“I’ve done a lot more than what I was going to do being a teenager. I guess because I didn’t expect much in my teenage years. There’s a lot more than I thought that happened and I feel like part of it is how you’ll decide how to act. I think a lot of it is up to you, with your decision, with your attitude and how you’re going to handle things. I think that’s very important, not just as a teenager, but in life, ” says David in an interview with the Students and Campuses Bulletin held last week at The Peninsula Manila.

Read more at mb.com.ph

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Diana Degarmo makes first visit to St. Jude

Singer, Broadway-actress and American Idol runner-up Diana Degarmo visited St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on November 8 while in Memphis for a performance.

Degarmo, who is currently starring as Doralee Rhodes in the touring production of 9 to 5: THE MUSICAL, stopped by St. Jude and met with patients and families while touring the hospital. She was thrilled by the opportunity to learn about the hospital’s unique mission and to visit a bit with St. Jude patient Emma Grace. They colored together, played games on Mom’s phone and learned some interesting things about each other.

Read more at St. Jude

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Take That, ‘X Factor’ Bowie Cover Top U.K Charts

Take That’s “Progress” (Polydor/Universal) started a second week at No. 1 on the new U.K. album chart, while the now-annual charity song by the finalists of this year’s “X Factor, ” a cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes” (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment) debuted atop the singles chart.

Read more at Billboard

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72 Comments

  1. I really think Allison and Orianthi should start a rock band together. Alli has the voice and Ori the guitar skills. Perfect match!

  2. Jennifer Lopez and the Cast of Jersey Shore Among Barbara Walters’ Most Fascinating People

    I think Barbara is scraping the bottom of the barrel. The cast members of the Jersey Shore are train wrecks and I do not find them remotely fascinating in any way.

    How about some people who actually accomplish something other than having lives so wasted that some rubberneckers can’t help but gawk next year Babs?

  3. I used to go to a lot of Hollywood type parties and inevitably got buttonholed by some long-winded boorish person who I had to be polite to. As they droned on, I was mentally doing my tax returns or writing my grocery list. At appropriate lulls in the conversation, I would respond with ‘fascinating.’ I had quite the reputation with said boors of being a ‘brilliant conversationalist’.

    I find Barbara Walters and her lists …. fascinating.

  4. Good to see Allison collaborating with Orianthi. I wish her the best and think them forming a rock band together would be a good move.

  5. Good to hear that Allison is collaborating with Orianthi, I’m curious to hear the songs.

  6. Speaking of Allison,
    She is up for being recognized as under-appreciated. Weird but true. If you want to help, here is the link
    EW Poll

  7. Glad that Allison is working on some songs – IMO she has a great voice but need to develop her own style/voice. But I have mixed feelings about her working with Orianthi.

    In theory Allison + Orianthi in a band together sounds like a great idea. They did one song together at many of the US GNT concerts and it was just OK. Orianthi is a killer guitarist and Allison has a great voice but somehow the sum of the two parts was not great.

    Allison Iraheta performing “Don’t Waste The Pretty” Featuring Orianthi in Norfolk, VA 6-30-10

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssIdCq_zptA&feature=related

    Jive released a single version of DWTP with Allison and Orianthi — it did not sell much or get much airplay. The song is featured in a movie, “Monte Carlo”, releasing in July 2011. The film stars stars Selena Gomez, Katie Cassidy and Leighton Meester. So this song is truly not dead yet.

  8. Oh, Allison, why must you strive so hard to be “cool” on your Twitter? It just comes off wrong, IMO.

    I’m glad she is working on things, and agree she would be great in a band, Ive said that all along. Love her voice, she was my second fave on the show itself.

  9. If Allison is writing I suppose that she is trying very hard to come up with something that will sell her to a new record label…but like Q3 I don’t think the Allison-Orianthi combo is beneficial for either party.

    Sometimes, it seems to me, that the record industry just throws someone out into the stratosphere because they create some buzz like Allison did on AI and Orianthi did on the Michael Jackson documentary/concert/movie. I don’t think either young lady (at the current time) has what it takes to move into mainstream music in a big way. Yes, its kind of nice to see a pretty blonde gal waling on a guitar…but her voice is mediocre at best and she has little musicality to her voice. Allison, on the other hand, has an excellent voice but doesn’t have any idea about diction or nuance or control…she is just full steam ahead.

    Maybe something can happen for these girls that will bring them into the spotlight. Though I’ll be surprised if Orianthi gets another solo “singing” album (unless her international sales were out of this world). Just proves to me that some buzz and a pretty face and some voice skills just aren’t often enough to make it in this treacherous world of recording.

  10. Indigobunting:
    11/29/2010 at 10:12 am
    Oh, Allison, why must you strive so hard to be “cool” on your Twitter? It just comes off wrong, IMO.

    She’s a teenager, prone to speaking in slang. Most of us did that when we were her age, wanting to be ‘cool’. Allison is fine.

  11. Indigobunting:
    11/29/2010 at 10:12 am

    Oh, Allison, why must you strive so hard to be “cool” on your Twitter? It just comes off wrong, IMO.

    ITA about her tweets.

    I have met her twice and she said the same stuff live. She also uses the same kind of “cool” slang in her song intros in concert. I do not know if this is who she is in real life or who she thinks she must be to be a pop star — but she is only 18. I think she will work it out.

  12. She’s a teenager, prone to speaking in slang

    I have teens myself and am pretty familiar with all the current slang, including “oh my jesus”, etc, etc, lol.

    But there is a difference between slang and just crude/weird phrasing. “Dope shit” just comes off wrong for an 18 yr old girl, even if she fancies herself a rock star.

    I just wish Jive would have had someone working with her on presentation, because IMO, it hurt her this past year. She is an attractive, sweet girl (met her on AI tour-favorable impression)- I think she is already “cool” and just tries too hard. Not hating on her at all, I truly wish she had better advisers.

  13. Maybe something can happen for these girls that will bring them into the spotlight. Though I’ll be surprised if Orianthi gets another solo “singing” album (unless her international sales were out of this world). Just proves to me that some buzz and a pretty face and some voice skills just aren’t often enough to make it in this treacherous world of recording.

    I would not be surprised if she got a second album with Geffen/UMG — they have continued to promote her since they released the album and the rerelease.

  14. Allison, on the other hand, has an excellent voice but doesn’t have any idea about diction or nuance or control…she is just full steam ahead.

    My daughter loved Allison at the Tropicana concert in St. Pete. I told her she had been dropped by her label and couldn’t believe it. I actually really enjoyed her rather short set there and I really believe she could be very successful with bit of maturity and the right material. Her voice is great and truly unique right now for a young pop/rock star. I really hope it works out for her.

  15. I don’t thinking Allison’s striving to be cool — that is just her natural personality and way of speaking.

    It’s great that she’s working on writing some songs. Whether the Orianthi collaboration works out, who knows? Crossing my fingers that it will result in some killer stuff

    As for The Jersey Shore crew being on Barbara Walters’ Most Fascinating People show? I think this shows that Barbara has totally lost it. Because — just no. Nothing fascinating about any of those talentless annoying people.

  16. I just wish Jive would have had someone working with her on presentation, because IMO, it hurt her this past year. She is an attractive, sweet girl (met her on AI tour-favorable impression)- I think she is already “cool” and just tries too hard. Not hating on her at all, I truly wish she had better advisers.

    Ah.. do you mean 19? Jive dropped her.

  17. Re: Barbara Walters’ Most Fascinating People

    I remember last year when she was questioned on her choice of people like Adam and Gaga Barbara said something to the effect that the people she picks is all about people and the media not being able to get enough about them. That was how/why she chooses the people she does. Love or hate them they are everywhere. And you have to admit the Jersey Shore people are frikken everywhere. If there is a camera they are there. *cough*Fame Whores*cough*

    I don’t understand why J.Lo is on the list though. If its because of being in somewhat obscurity lately to the whole being an Idol judge why her and not Steven Tyler? Of course I don’t follower her at all so I don’t know what else she has had going on the last year.

  18. I don’t thinking Allison’s striving to be cool — that is just her natural personality and way of speaking.

    I agree. The best thing about Allison, when she was on AI, is that even at such a young age, she clearly knew who she was as a person and as an artist. I would never want her to change in order to please anyone. Her personality probably did hurt her with the AI crowd, but honestly, the typical AI viewer isn’t in her target demo. There is an audience for her sound, and who won’t care about her age, or her use of slang, so it is better that she remains herself, and try to find that audience, instead of changing for people who don’t normally listen to her type of music.

  19. But there is a difference between slang and just crude/weird phrasing. “Dope shit” just comes off wrong for an 18 yr old girl, even if she fancies herself a rock star.

    I actually thought it sounded pretty authentic for Alli. I didn’t think her tweet sounded like she was trying too hard at all.

  20. X Factor’s Katie Waissel breaks silence on sex scandal grandmother… but where’s Wagner?

    Despite her diva reputation, Katie appears to be making a good impression post-X Factor.

    Myleene Klass was also at ITV this morning and told her fans on Twitter: ‘In TM studios and just bumped into Katie Waissel. Can report not only does she not have horns, she’s extremely sweet and humble.’

    However, her fellow evictee from last night, Wagner, has been nowhere to be seen, amid rumours he’s been banned from talking to the press following a series of scandals.

    The 54-year-old was nowhere to be found this morning on today’s publicity trail, leaving his fellow ousted contestant Waissel to go it alone.

    An X Factor spokesperson told the Mail Online that Wagner held an interview with the show’s official magazine today, but declined to answer questions about his absence from the live television chats.

  21. I agree that Ally’s not trying to be anything. Some people soak up pop culture influences and slang like a sponge and it just comes out. I have a bad habit of whipping out movie quotes myself, so I’m fine with it unless she starts speaking the ancient slang known as doggy style, cuz translating that shizzle hurt my po wizzle brizzle, yo. Or, you know, speaking in tongues. That would be weird.

    I think the real Barbara Walters is slowly becoming a hybrid of all the Barbara Walters SNL parody characters. Art imitating life imitating art.

  22. No, Koshka, I meant I wished Jive worked with her presentation before she was dropped.

    One of the biggest reasons she didn’t do better IMO (because she is talented) is because she didn’t connect with people; and personality/presentation is a big part of that. Does everyone really think she made the most of her AI appearance??

    She doesn’t need to change who she is to phrase things better and present herself in a better light- it is all part of growing up.

    And I don’t think it is a generational thing (finding her audience vs the AI audience). My daughter, who is 16 and very into pop culture as much as any teen bought FIBOU, but thinks Allison is “weird”.

    Just my opinion, constructive criticism on one thing Allison can do to be more professional and successful- I’d like to see her make a living at what she loves to do.

  23. I think the real Barbara Walters is slowly becoming a hybrid of all the Barbara Walters SNL parody characters. Art imitating life imitating art.

    Hehe I kinda think Barbara like AI is trying to target a younger demographic.

  24. One of the biggest reasons she didn’t do better IMO (because she is talented) is because she didn’t connect with people; and personality/presentation is a big part of that. Does everyone really think she made the most of her AI appearance??

    She wasn’t good on the AI appearance, but the AI crowd wasn’t going to support her because of her age, anyway. And this is the problem with 19, they really didn’t give her promotional opportunities in front of the people who like her brand of music, and who wouldn’t have a problem with her age. Her reception from AI viewers during season 8 showed that this group wasn’t going to open up to her, so an appearance on AI was useless, and touring with Adam barely exposed her to new people, or people who would like her music. 19 has to start thinking of promotional opportunities that go beyond people just appearing on AI.

  25. No, Koshka, I meant I wished Jive worked with her presentation before she was dropped.

    Gotcha. After spending our time here, I just couldn’t believe that you had either forgotten or didn’t know. Its too bad really. I think that she needs a band that has its own personality – something that she can be a part of, but not really be the lead on.

  26. For the first time, I’m sitting here watching “fantasia for real”. LOL Her family members are a bunch of sponges.

  27. Maybe something can happen for these girls that will bring them into the spotlight. Though I’ll be surprised if Orianthi gets another solo “singing” album (unless her international sales were out of this world). Just proves to me that some buzz and a pretty face and some voice skills just aren’t often enough to make it in this treacherous world of recording.

    I think your off on Orianthi. She’s just getting started. Even though her followup has been disappointing for a variety of reasons. She put herself on the map last year. Her single went platinum and gold in multiple countries. Her album sold decent for an artist who came out of nowhere(most people don’t even know she was MJs guitarist.) She’s building a fanbase, headlining her own tour in Japan in December. Strong chance of grammy nomination(Highly Strung) and possible win. She’s got stuff to work on as an artist and she needs to step it in her next cd but otherwise she has a good chance to breakout next year. There is a definate market for an artist like her, she just needs to release material that suits her better and is within her vocal range.

    As far as Allison, she’s still a tough sell but she’s growing up. But for both women all it takes in one song and all the so called issues go away.

  28. Orianthi is a really talented musician, she may not be the most gifted singer but neither are any of the top charting female “singers” at the moment. As for Allison, she is definitely not for everyone and most definitely not for the AI core audience, you either get her or you don’t and that’s ok. I love her musical style & voice, as well as her sense of self and good humor. As long as she’s making music and making a living out of what she loves, she’s blessed. BTW, her twitter slang, not trying to be anything other than what she is. That’s just Allison.

    I wish both of these talented young women the success they deserve based on talent, not on ‘being commercial’ or ‘connecting’ with a mass audience. Talent is talent and that should be enough, even if we know it isn’t.

  29. I think what Allison got out of touring with Adam was touring and performing expierience that she would not have had otherwise. This may serve her well in the furture. You never heard of anyone else asking her to join their tour. Would it really have been better for her to sit it out? And she was not only exposed to Adam’s fans because some new people also attended those concerts. Even if the result for her was not new sales the experience is worth a lot. There have been many idols who have opened for others but did not see much of an increase in sales even though they were exposed to more new faces. But I think their touring experience was also very important.

  30. She doesn’t need to change who she is to phrase things better and present herself in a better light- it is all part of growing up.

    Or maybe growing older will make it such that audiences won’t be put off or think it odd that she uses rather common phrases like “dope shit.” Alli’s presentation is fine to me, but then again I was seriously creeped out by Jackie Evancho and her perfect little pageant girl manners/answers on AGT. So maybe America just “connects” better with creepy pageant girls versus your average teenage rocker chick.

  31. She doesn’t need to change who she is to phrase things better and present herself in a better light- it is all part of growing up.

    Or maybe growing older will make it such that audiences won’t be put off or think it odd that she uses rather common phrases like “dope shit.” Alli’s presentation is fine to me, but then again I was seriously creeped out by Jackie Evancho and her perfect little pageant girl manners/answers on AGT. So maybe America just “connects” better with creepy pageant girls versus your average teenage rocker chick.

    Allison is a polarizing artist but that’s ok. So is Adam and Lady Gaga. Once she gets a hit song a certain population will connect with her. If her material is strong enough, she will get a record label contract.

  32. Glee, BEP and Alexandra Burke for next week’s ‘Madonna’ themed show

    This week the 5 semi-finalists will once again face having to learn two songs – at least one of which must be by US diva Madonna!

    The remaining contestants will be singing the 52-year-old’s hit songs as they all fight for a place in The X Factor 2010 final show.

    On the Sunday another act will leave – resulting in FOUR acts going through to this year’s final, which is expected to be the biggest ever with more than 20 million viewers tuning in.

    The Sunday results show will also see the cast of Glee join forces with this year’s finalists for what promises to be the group performance of the series.

    I have no idea if this is all confirmed, but WOW.

  33. Or maybe growing older will make it such that audiences won’t be put off or think it odd that she uses rather common phrases like “dope shit.” Alli’s presentation is fine to me, but then again I was seriously creeped out by Jackie Evancho and her perfect little pageant girl manners/answers on AGT. So maybe America just “connects” better with creepy pageant girls versus your average teenage rocker chick.

    You and me. :) At least we’ll keep each other company when it comes to this opinion!

  34. Allison needs to figure out how to get radio play. That has nothing to do with who she toured with this summer.

  35. I don’t thinking Allison’s striving to be cool — that is just her natural personality and way of speaking.

    Totally agree. I don’t even follow her that closely, and I know that she says shit all the time in real life. She’s not fronting or anything—she’s a good kid who happens not to avoid “bad” words like “shit” because she happens not to be as much a goodie goodie as most of the younger AI contestants are.

    But there is a difference between slang and just crude/weird phrasing. “Dope shit” just comes off wrong for an 18 yr old girl, even if she fancies herself a rock star.

    Really? How many 18 year old girls do you know? Teenagers I know say stuff like that all the time. Well, maybe not in front of adults with authority, so perhaps that’s why you don’t hear it? I have absolutely no authority when I’m with teenagers ;)

    Alli’s presentation is fine to me, but then again I was seriously creeped out by Jackie Evancho and her perfect little pageant girl manners/answers on AGT.

    Yes, yes, yes.

    She wasn’t good on the AI appearance, but the AI crowd wasn’t going to support her because of her age, anyway.

    The AI crowd totally supported her all the way to fourth place during AI. She was a critical favorite among mega-fan bloggers and AI critics, who are the older AI crowd. I saw a lot of Alli love on the blogs I followed, but this is also reflected in the fact that she had the highest WNTS score of her season, higher than Adam. But this same AI crowd didn’t dig her performance of Scars. Honestly, she just didn’t do as well as she did during her season. It’s weird. I liked her a lot more on Idol as well. The TV appearances I’ve watched of her since, even that joint performance with Orianthi on SYTYCD– it’s like her stage presence has gotten worse since she’s been on tour. JMO. I wish her well, liked her on AI.

    Of course I don’t follower her at all so I don’t know what else she has had going on the last year.

    Jlo had twins.

  36. One of the biggest reasons she didn’t do better IMO (because she is talented) is because she didn’t connect with people; and personality/presentation is a big part of that.

    Presentation can be better for nearly all singers/musicians, especially when starting out. But no one can change their core personality. It’s going to come forward, no matter what. No point in trying to suppress yourself. Instead, find ways to take ‘the weird’ work to your advantage.

    Not everyone is going to like or ‘get’ Allison. Or any singer, for that matter. The key is to find what works, stick with it, and bring in a solid fanbase. If Allison can do that, she’ll be fine.

  37. Jlo had twins.

    LOL ok thanks

    though still confused on how that makes her more fasinating than any other celebraty that has had children or even twins…haha oh well

  38. Allison needs to figure out how to get radio play. That has nothing to do with who she toured with this summer.

    Hehe…it also has very little to do with Allison and more to do with the label and management.

    it’s like her stage presence has gotten worse since she’s been on tour.

    I think she was just nervous to be back on TV with a lot more pressure now than when she was on Idol, being an actual recording artist. However, she does really well in front of a live audience, in concert. I saw her this summer and also followed her through youtube and she’s a lot more comfortable on a stage with the audience right in front of her, not on TV.

  39. The David Cook “Welcome Home” video at American Idol.com has been update with new footage.

    You are fast, mj – Lisa just put that up at DCO not long ago – and the re-edit is cool – because it finally acknowledges that David has been a working musician for over a decade – not just a “baaaartender”.

    ;)

  40. British boyband Take That sold 725,000 albums (518+208) in two weeks. 300K=platinum in the UK, so their album is already double platinum.

    xfactorupdates judge

    Mary Byrne doing The Way We Were by Barbara Streisand as one of her songs next Saturday #xfactor

  41. The AI crowd totally supported her all the way to fourth place during AI. She was a critical favorite among mega-fan bloggers and AI critics, who are the older AI crowd. I saw a lot of Alli love on the blogs I followed, but this is also reflected in the fact that she had the highest WNTS score of her season, higher than Adam. But this same AI crowd didn’t dig her performance of Scars. Honestly, she just didn’t do as well as she did during her season. It’s weird. I liked her a lot more on Idol as well. The TV appearances I’ve watched of her since, even that joint performance with Orianthi on SYTYCD– it’s like her stage presence has gotten worse since she’s been on tour. JMO. I wish her well, liked her on AI.

    I saw Allison on the Glam Nation Tour twice this summer. I thought her stage presence had improved and she was less manic. But she still had the same problem that was evident while on the show and the tour, which is sometimes you couldn’t understand what she was saying or singing. She needs to work on that. Allison is talented, but who wants to pay money to see someone in concert who’s inarticulate half the time. I certainly thinks she needs to join a band and be one of the lead singers. She don’t need to be the lead singer just yet. Time is her friend, both as a person and a artist. Hooking up with Orianthi, is a good idea. Ori is terrific guitarist, but her singing is mediocre at best. They could combine their talents and see how it goes.

  42. I think she was just nervous to be back on TV with a lot more pressure now than when she was on Idol, being an actual recording artist. However, she does really well in front of a live audience, in concert. I saw her this summer and also followed her through youtube and she’s a lot more comfortable on a stage with the audience right in front of her, not on TV.

    Totally agree. I think Allison was sooo nervous to be on her tv appearances, who knows what kind of pressure she was under from Jive because of her low sales. Each tv appearance could have felt like a make it/break it moment for her career.

  43. I saw her this summer and also followed her through youtube and she’s a lot more comfortable on a stage with the audience right in front of her, not on TV.

    That must be it. I only saw her various TV performances since Idol, but nothing live. It’s odd, though. She must’ve been nervous top 36 night, her first time performing to the national Idol audience, live, being a complete unknown (she was pretty much canon fodder), and yet she knocked Alone out of the park and got herself one of three slots to the finals out of a very strong group of 12. I think she must be overthinking things now if she’s struggling so much on TV.

  44. That must be it. I only saw her various TV performances since Idol, but nothing live. It’s odd, though. She must’ve been nervous top 36 night, her first time performing to the national Idol audience, live, being a complete unknown (she was pretty much canon fodder), and yet she knocked Alone out of the park and got herself one of three slots to the finals out of a very strong group of 12. I think she must be overthinking things now if she’s struggling so much on TV.

    She didn’t look as comfortable on tv after AI, as she did during the season, but I blamed that on Jive. I think they tried to encourage her to be someone she’s not, and instead of looking like the confident person that she is, she came off looking like a little kid who was imitating artists whose careers ended before she was even born.

  45. “Dope shit” just comes off wrong for an 18 yr old girl,

    That would come out of the mouth of every 18 year old I know.

    Allison tweets like almost everyone I know under the age of 20. Whenever people on the boards say they can’t understand her or that she need “refining”, it kind of makes me giggle.

  46. An interview with Jason Aldean on Nashville.com:

    NASH: You and Kelly Clarkson performed your new duet single ‘Don’t You Wanna Stay,’ at the CMA Awards. It got a standing ovation from the crowd. Were you in heaven performing that song with Kelly on stage with all of your peers watching?
    JASON: It was cool. It’s the first time we’ve ever done anything like that and got a standing ovation from an industry crowd like that. It was a very cool moment for me. Kelly is probably my favorite female singer there is. It was just a really cool moment … a different kind of performance for us than we would normally do on a show like that. It was something that we hoped would go over well, and so to get the standing ovation after that was a pretty cool moment.

    NASH: How did you happen to pick Kelly to do that duet with you?
    JASON:I just kind of threw her name out. We had this song that we wanted to be a duet and started throwing names out, and she was the first name that I threw out. We just got her on board. Our managers started contacting each other and she got a copy of the song and loved the song. It just kind of snowballed from there. We had never even met before that.

    NASH: I saw Kelly and Reba in concert, and it was one of the best concerts I’ve ever seen. Would you ever consider doing a co-headlining tour with Kelly?
    JASON: I don’t know. There’s a lot of factors that you have to take into consideration on things like that. I think it’s one of those things, never say never. It’s like one of those things that would be an interesting idea. It would be one of those things where you would sit down and kind of talk about how it was going to work. That would really be the kicker for me. It’s really hard to say but it would be something that would be interesting for sure.

    Jason needs to come up with a less convoluted way to say no lol.

  47. Whenever people on the boards say they can’t understand her or that she need “refining”, it kind of makes me giggle.

    I always thought when people were saying they don’t understand her its not because of any slang but the fact that she mumbles and doesn’t annunciate.

  48. I always thought when people were saying they don’t understand her its not because of any slang but the fact that she mumbles and doesn’t annunciate.

    hehe…kind of hard to do over twitter. ;)

  49. PRMari:
    11/29/2010 at 5:09 pm
    I always thought when people were saying they don’t understand her its not because of any slang but the fact that she mumbles and doesn’t annunciate.

    hehe…kind of hard to do over twitter.

    hehe I guess it depends on which people are talking about….since both have been brought up today.

  50. I thought alli looked perfectly comfortable on stage this summer but agree that her post new years eve tv performances have not been good and she looked very nervous in both. I suspect that she was under an ENORMOUS amount of pressure with those performances. With ai she was launching a new single after the first one failed to take off and her cd had modest sales; with sytycd she probably knew she needed to hit it out of the park and jumpstart single sales or she was at risk of losing her record deal. I just think the pressure, understandably, got to her

  51. Allison is “cute as a button” with a powerful voice, but many fans don’t like her “potty mouth” including me, and for that reason I am not a fan. I hope she “cleans it up” down the road, but I’m not expecting any miracles. And I do know lots of 18-yr-olds who use better language.

  52. I never cared for Alli’s potty mouth either, and for that reason I’m not as big a fan as I would be otherwise. I loved her during season 8 (she was my second favorite) but after seeing how she handled herself during interviews during the summer tour and afterward, I soured on her due to the way she talks. I’m sure she’s a great person, and I still think her talent is amazing, but the way you talk, especially when you’re a celebrity, DOES matter.

  53. but many fans don’t like her “potty mouth” including me,

    Yeah, I’m sure some AI types were turned off by her cursing, and that’s fine. My point was that although there may be some teens that don’t curse and use perfect English on Twitter, there are a whole lot that don’t. A. Whole. Lot. I don’t think the way she talks is a problem with most people her age. If you have ever followed a few non-AI pop and/or rock stars on Twitter, especially ones that are not marketed mainly to tweens (like say Beiber), I think you’ll see plenty of cursing and slang. She is not a Twitter freak to the traditional pop audience is my point IMO.

  54. Just saw Kellie Pickler sing Santa Baby. She looked great and sounded the best Ive ever heard her. Completely in tune and strong. Much better then Gary of Rascal Flatts. Im a fan, but every time Ive heard them sing live he has gotten out of tune.

  55. Allison is like a diamond in the rough. She just needs to polish her presentation. Teens may talk like that amongst each other, but I haven’t really heard many talk with much slang. I hope she makes it.

    I sort of find Jennifer fascinating. There are some on that list that we have heard just way too much.

  56. Allison is a non pageant latina young woman from LA. I’m not sure, but I don’t think the AI audience had ever seen anyone quite like her before.

    Just for comparison…isn’t Mr. Lambert also very loose when it comes to foul language and behavior? Is it a problem for Allison just because she’s a teenager or is it because she’s a woman? Because she will grow out of the teen in a year anyway, she’s almost 19 already but she’ll always be a woman.

  57. Allison is a non pageant latina young woman from LA. I’m not sure, but I don’t think the AI audience had ever seen anyone quite like her before.

    Allison is perfect just the way she is. She’s a rocker chick. AI audience like their Idols to be the boy/girl next door types. Once Allison figures out what she wants to do next she’ll come back full force.

  58. PRMari:
    11/30/2010 at 6:01 am
    Allison is a non pageant latina young woman from LA. I’m not sure, but I don’t think the AI audience had ever seen anyone quite like her before.

    Just for comparison…isn’t Mr. Lambert also very loose when it comes to foul language and behavior? Is it a problem for Allison just because she’s a teenager or is it because she’s a woman? Because she will grow out of the teen in a year anyway, she’s almost 19 already but she’ll always be a woman.

    The difference between Adam and Allison is about ten years of maturity as a person and a artist. Adam knows how to sell his music and himself to the audience. Allison hasn’t learned that yet, but with time and a little help, she can get there. When she did her first interview with Seacrest on Idol and Allison was sort of kooky and rambling, I was thinking what the hell is she saying. I understand that she get’s nervous when asked questions and doing performances on tv, but she’s going to have to learn how to calm herself.

  59. PRMari, you bring up a good point. I think people are more inclined to be turned off by her supposed potty mouth because she’s a girl. I think that type of stuff gets forgiven a lot more in boys. But either way, I grew up knowing a few kids who were always perfectly presented when dealing with adults, but were pretty much a**holes when dealing with their peers. Alli seemed to get along great with, and was well liked by, the other S8 contestants, and despite being younger than most of them, held to her own personality/presented herself authentically to them and to the AI audience. I like that about her.

  60. When she did her first interview with Seacrest on Idol and Allison was sort of kooky and rambling, I was thinking what the hell is she saying. I understand that she get’s nervous when asked questions and doing performances on tv, but she’s going to have to learn how to calm herself.

    That was two years ago. She hasn’t had an interview on tv in a long time. Her interactions with the audience during the tour were a lot more natural and what does maturity and age have to do with accepting someone’s potty mouth anyway?

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