Idol Headlines for 12/01/10 – The Evening Edition

Crystal Bowersox is getting ready to promote her upcoming CD, Farmer’s Daughter, set to drop on Dec. 14. Per @GinaOrr, Crystal will appear on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno on Dec. 10 and Live with Regis and Kelly Dec. 13.

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Glee’s Darren Criss will travel to the Philippines to perform at the Ayla Malls in Manila on Dec 21-22. It’s a homecoming of sorts–Darren is 1/2 Filipino.

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Didi Benami will sing the National Anthem at the Magic vs. Cavs game in Cleveland OH on March 21, 2011. via IdolsNow

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Kris Allen’s new puppy is a French Bulldog named Zorro according to Kris’s buddy, @charlesbrowder

Headlines after the JUMP…

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Danny Gokey is CMT’s Posted artist of the month. Check out his page HERE.

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Jennifer Lopez: My Twins Have Gotten So Much “Bigger”

Jennifer Lopez can hardly believe her and Marc Anthony’s twins Max and Emme will turn three in February.

“Over this Thanksgiving week, I was sitting outside and reflecting on how fast this year had passed, ” the American Idol judge, 41, told UsMagazine.com Tuesday when she was announced as a spokesperson for The Boys & Girls Club of America. “Watching your kids get bigger — my babies, how much they’ve grown in a year!”

Read more at US

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Pink extended interview with Billy Bush

Pink tells Billy Adam Lambert “sings his butt off” and did “a much better job” singing her song “Whataya Want From Me”.

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Famous foodies Dine for Life

A star-studded crowd dined in a range of Perth’s top restaurants last night, eating some of the finest food around just for charity.

The second Dine for Life event, which raised money for the Samaritans Crisis Line, ended with an after party at the new Malt Supper Club in Mt Lawley.

Among guests were American Idol favourite Michael Johns, who is originally from Perth, sportsmen including Fremantle Dockers Byron Schammer, former Dockers Paul Haselby and Peter Bell and fashion designer Ray Costarella.

Read more at Watoday

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Soup 300: The House of Sanjaya Sketch

On December 3, The Soup will air its 300th episode, and we want you to help mark the occassion by voting for your favorite Soup moment of all time in the poll below. And, over the course of the week, we’ll be highlighting a number of the moments on the list to give you an up-close-and-personal look at them. Today, we’re harkening back to the House of Sanjaya sketch…

Watch the Video at EOnline

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38 Comments

  1. Yay, maybe Regis will grope Crystal like he did Nikki Minaj, fun times, lol. Can’t wait.

  2. “a much better job”

    I have to agree with Pink. I flove Adam’s version of wwfm.

  3. Pink interview is fun, talking about Kesha, her breasts, etc.

    About WWFM, looks like she didn’t really want to record it but her manager was in favor.

  4. Looking more and more like Crystal will be promoting the album, not a single. Typically unconventional, retro strategy by Mama, but maybe not a bad idea. Sometimes releasing the single first stifles the album sales.

  5. Nice to see some promotion for Crystal coming up.

    LOVE Pink! She’s hilarious and very real and candid.

  6. Looking more and more like Crystal will be promoting the album, not a single. Typically unconventional, retro strategy by Mama, but maybe not a bad idea. Sometimes releasing the single first stifles the album sales.

    Don’t see why she can’t promote both…I guess I’m just not a fan of the way Crystal/her team are doing things right now.

  7. anovich:
    12/01/2010 at 10:21 pm

    Looking more and more like Crystal will be promoting the album, not a single. Typically unconventional, retro strategy by Mama, but maybe not a bad idea. Sometimes releasing the single first stifles the album sales.

    Don’t see why she can’t promote both…I guess I’m just not a fan of the way Crystal/her team are doing things right now.

    Although I would have liked to seen more push for her debut single, I have a feeling they figured that FD wasn’t going to make a big splash on radio anyways so they decided not to push it so much. I will be interested to see what happens when the video comes out – not sure whether to expect that prior to the album release or if it’ll be after that.

    My question though, how can you tell that she’s promoting the album and not the single? I assumed she would be performing the single – and I thought the general belief was that only the people who had really “made it” got seat time on one of the late night shows, so I just assumed she will be performing.

  8. Maybe Crystals team felt it was a little late in the process for a single. Maybe they are going to see if something else pops from the album. At least it’s some promo for her. It would be nice if The View or Kimmel or Ellen would add her as well.

  9. My question though, how can you tell that she’s promoting the album and not the single? I assumed she would be performing the single – and I thought the general belief was that only the people who had really “made it” got seat time on one of the late night shows, so I just assumed she will be performing.

    She will be promoting the album by performing songs off of it, and putting out the video for Farmer’s Daughter, but perhaps not releasing a single for individual sale or download, only the album as a whole…like a pizzeria that will only sell pizza by the pie, not the slice.

  10. …like a pizzeria that will only sell pizza by the pie, not the slice.

    Never understood selling by the slice anyways, lol. But this sounds like they’re really putting their eggs in the AAA basket as far as radio play goes – they’re the ones I read about selecting songs off of an album and not just singles.

  11. I wouldn’t be surprised if Crystal plays a rocker like ridin with the radio with Rickey Minor and the band for old times sake when she does Leno.

  12. Yay, I’m looking forward to seeing Crystal on Leno and R & K. Or probably on the video on here. :D I’m glad there is promo going on.

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    I am so tickled by that adorable puppy!!! That picture Kate Barber posted has to be one of the best, well of Zorro by himself. Hee. I agree TwigLA, Zorro is such an appropriate name!

  13. Yes! Happy Crystal is doing some appearances! I really hope you guys are correct that she is promoting the album versus FD, the single. I just think it’s not a good single choice. I’ve grown to like it as a Crystal fan and all, but if that was my first time hearing her, I wouldn’t rush out and buy it. I do love many of her other originals, however. I agree, Riding with the Radio would be an excellent choice. Or hopefully she can do at least two songs, say FD and something else.

    BTW, does anyone know if you pay to download an album, does it count on Soundscans’ totals? Thanks!

  14. @katyallen: You can get updates about Zorro by following his official Twitter account: @ZorroPup

    ETA. @zorroallen is a troll

  15. well Crystal is likely only going to be singing one song on Leno and on Regis. You would think that would be FD. So on those shows, anyway, she’s probably promoting the single more than the album.

  16. Derek35

    yes — you have to pay to download anything on iTunes (unless they are offering a free download) — and all those sales are reported to SoundScan. Same thing if you download anything off, say for example, amazon.com or walmart’s site. Or if you pay to download something off Crystal’s official site. Those sales are (or should be, anyway) reported to SoundScan

  17. girlygirl:
    12/02/2010 at 3:16 am
    well Crystal is likely only going to be singing one song on Leno and on Regis. You would think that would be FD. So on those shows, anyway, she’s probably promoting the single more than the album.

    This is kinda what I was thinking too – I mean obviously she’s got her album coming out right after those appearances so she’s promoting the album in that sense, but how is she going to do that? By performing a song from it, and I would think it’d be FD, if that’s the “single” at this point (in quotes because if it’s not really being pushed to radio all that much, the only thing really giving the appearance of it being a single in the traditional sense is the video).

    I’ve watched Letterman for years now and while honestly I don’t like Leno’s show, the concepts of the shows are about the same. The thing I’m thinking is, if she performs FD, that’s rather intense subject matter for a show like that. My gut tells me that she might actually make a bigger impact than the typical new artist on one of the late night shows with that song for that reason. Now will it be a good impact, or will people be turned off?

    And I never used to think that performing on Letterman/Leno really meant anything for album sales, until I saw The Heavy (How You Like Me Now) on Letterman. Then the next thing I knew, I had their album in my hands. Since I don’t listen to CHR/HAC radio, Letterman was also the first place I heard Bruno Mars, and I actually think I might like his singing. So yeah, good to see Crystal will be making some of the talk show/late night rounds as well.

  18. After reading Lyndseys’ yahoo review of Cystal’s album last week, I’ve gone from being ‘meh’ on her album to really looking forward to hearing it. Lyndsey basically raved about the whole thing.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Crystal plays a rocker like ridin with the radio with Rickey Minor and the band for old times sake when she does Leno.

    I’m assuming like most musical acts she will bring her own band.

  19. I’m assuming like most musical acts she will bring her own band.

    And unless there’s an as-yet unannounced performance they’ll be doing before Leno, that’ll be the first time her band will perform in public – it’s just been Crystal + Frankie May so far. (I believe Leno was also the first performance for Lee’s band as well…kinda odd.)

    Of course the thing about most of Crystal’s songs – they’ll work even if it’s an acoustic performance by just her. But my guess is they’d have her band there if nothing else to make it look better.

  20. So when did we sneak the P!nk vid in the post? :-) Or did I totally miss that during my first quick scan? Love, love, love her.

    I agree with her that Adam does a better job with WWFM. Interesting that she at least sounds a little less than thrilled about putting her recording of WWFM on her album — not sure she’s being totally candid though. At least she does seem to be saying that she’d recorded it, it was done, so she put it on, not that she recorded it again recently. That’s cool. Really love P!nk!

  21. Didi Benami will sing the National Anthem at the Magic vs. Cavs game in Cleveland OH on March 21, 2011. via IdolsNow

    Lots of lead time on this announcement. :-)

  22. @ZorroPup Communication;

    #Today has been a fun day! Dad took me to PetsMart and I got a new toy. It’s a musical instrument called a Xylobone. I love to chew on it.

    #I just used my pee pad… Dad and Mom are so happy with me! Now I get to play! http://plixi.com/p/60434149

    #I just used the potty in Dad’s suitcase. I really don’t want him to leave tomorrow. :(

  23. Glee’s Darren Criss will travel to the Philippines to perform at the Ayla Malls in Manila on Dec 21-22. It’s a homecoming of sorts–Darren is 1/2 Filipino.

    ooh, didn’t know that darren was half Filipino! this is soo cool that he’s coming here in a few weeks. really want to see him perform live. can’t wait!

    also, how cuuute is zorro?! aww! i want to play with him. kris and katy are funny. *goes to follow zorropup*

  24. Crystal just was interviewed on KFOG in San Francisco, and after the interview they played “Ridin’ With the Radio”, which seems to be more evidence that the album will be promoted without any one specific single.

    PS: They played RWTR uncensored, so I guess the shit-bomb flies, the fuck-bomb does not..

  25. i dont like wwfm. adam is more awsome kickass performer and he should sing like iihy or something cooler.not wwfm its very boring song,maybe amas song,everuone would say woah no more kissing.

  26. negativo:
    12/02/2010 at 11:34 am
    Crystal just was interviewed on KFOG in San Francisco, and after the interview they played “Ridin’ With the Radio”, which seems to be more evidence that the album will be promoted without any one specific single.

    PS: They played RWTR uncensored, so I guess the shit-bomb flies, the fuck-bomb does not..

    Interesting point…I didn’t really think about it but when I pre-ordered on iTunes (the bonus track finally did it to me), the only track that was labeled “explicit” was FD. Is there really only one dirty word when it comes to radio now? Well, there’s probably a few others as well but I couldn’t even count the number of times I hear the s-bomb fly on the active rock station here – there’s times it happens a couple times in an hour.

    I think it’s just that radio stations are getting lax about it, and the FCC just doesn’t make a stink unless the public makes a stink – and apparently people are finally getting the idea that if they don’t like what a station plays, they can change the channel.

  27. well Crystal is likely only going to be singing one song on Leno and on Regis. You would think that would be FD. So on those shows, anyway, she’s probably promoting the single more than the album.

    She’ll be promoting both the album and the single. Jay Leno will announce that she has an album coming out, and introduce the song.

    I never used to think that performing on Letterman/Leno really meant anything for album sales, until I saw The Heavy (How You Like Me Now) on Letterman. Then the next thing I knew, I had their album in my hands.

    I think that this is something that rarely happens with new artists. These appearances are good, but more effective when people are familiar with the artist and/or the song.

  28. She will be promoting the album by performing songs off of it, and putting out the video for Farmer’s Daughter, but perhaps not releasing a single for individual sale or download, only the album as a whole…like a pizzeria that will only sell pizza by the pie, not the slice.

    Jive has already sent FD to radio and that is the video they are producing. So it is the single.

    All recording artists want to promote their albums — one strategy is to have 1 or more single out in advance to build awareness and demand. But that is not the only path. Even some Idol winners have not even released a album single in advance of their album — Ruben, Taylor Hicks, Fantasia. Not a new or novel strategy.

    Pop and Country artists most often have a lead single strategy — AC, rock and other genres less often. Crystal is neither a pop or a country artist.

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