A live acoustic performance from Anoop Desai at the Sapphire Lounge in New York for the BMI Showcase NY on December 8.
Tickets are free, but you have to act now. More information HERE.
Today’s Idol Appearances
- Carrie Underwood is featured on CMT Artists of the Year, CMT
- David Archuleta performs at the Majestic Theater in Dallas TX to benefit the Childrens’ Medical Center.
- A Walk in My Shoes premieres on NBC, featuring the music of Randy Jackson and Michael Johns.
- Crystal Bowersox performs at the 101.9 FM Miracle on State street Pre-party, at Block 37 Shops (State & Randolph) in Chicago IL. 4-6 pm.
- Kris Allen performs at the 96.4 TIC All Star Christmas in Wallingford, CT.
- Jason Castro performs at the West Chester, PA holiday celebration. 7:30 pm. Live stream begins at 7 pm HERE.
- Sanjaya Malakar appears on the 300th episode of The Soup, E!, 10 pm
- Lee DeWyze tapes a performance for the Disney Christmas Day Parade, set to air on ABC Dec. 25. He’ll be singing “The Little Drummer Boy”.
- Ayla Brown and Ace Young appear at US Senator Scott Brown’s Christmas party in Boston
More Headlines after the JUMP…
Celeb-Filled ‘Digital Death’ Campaign Is DOA
It appears the organizers of a Hollywood campaign to raise money for AIDS in Africa either overestimated the popularity of the celebrities they used — or what their fans would be willing to donate to get them back on Facebook and Twitter.
The organizers promised that when fans donate more than $1, 000, 000, “everyone will be back online and tweeting in no time.”
As of 7 p.m. EST Wednesday, however, just $70, 000 had been donated — meaning unless Seacrest’s fans come up with $930, 000, the “American Idol” host and the rest of the “dead” celebrities won’t be tweeting for the foreseeable future.
(UPDATE: As of 7:30 p.m. EST Thursday, the total is $180, 950 — still more than $800, 000 shy of their goal.)
Read more at Yahoo
Crystal Bowersox interview: from Idol to Farmer’s Daughter to marriage and beyond
I’ve heard different things, but nothing official as far as what the lead single is. I hear Farmer’s Daughter, I hear Hold On. Has that been decided yet?
Yeah, the label was really pushing for Hold On and it’s a good song, nothing against that song. I mean it’s on the album, I sang it. I’m definitely proud of it. But as far as the first single goes, I was really looking for something that kind of puts me out there as “Hello, here I am, this is my story and this is my song.” And Farmer’s Daughter is an extremely graphic autobiographical song of dealing with child abuse and my mother’s alcoholism and it was just a song about “I’m not gonna take it anymore. I’m no farmer’s daughter anymore.” And I feel like that song was the best one to put out first, to really represent who I am as a songwriter, artist, and a human being.
So is it officially the single?
Yes. Farmer’s Daughter is the single. I think that they’re gonna try to work both at the same time, so we’ll see what happens with that.
Read more at Beatweek Magazine
Star-Studded Entertainment Lineup and Magical Parade Floats Make the Season Bright During the 27th Annual ‘Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade’ Telecast on ABC-TV
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. and ANAHEIM, Calif., Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Disney Parks has pulled out all the (silver) bells and whistles for the 2010 “Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade” TV special – including performances from five-time GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Mariah Carey, country music chart-topper Darius Rucker, singer/actress Amber Riley, Disney Channel stars Selena Gomez and Debby Ryan, young soprano sensation Jackie Evancho, “American Idol” Lee DeWyze, swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, professional dancers from ABC-TV’s “Dancing with the Stars” and R&B sensation Sean Kingston.
The annual holiday television special airs Dec. 25 on ABC-TV. Viewers can check local broadcast times online at http://DisneyParksChristmasDayParade.com and find out more information about the parade telecast.
“American Idol” Season 9 Champion Lee DeWyze performs his own rousing rendition of “The Little Drummer Boy”
Read more at DigitalJournal
David Archuleta on Good Morning Texas
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David Archuleta will perform at the State Capitol Tree Lighting Ceremony in Sacramento, CA featuring Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger & First Lady, Maria Shriver.
LDS Church reacts to sale of free Christmas concert tickets
People are voicing their displeasure over the sale of complimentary tickets to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s annual Christmas concert featuring local pop singer and American Idol star David Archuleta.
Those complimentary tickets were awarded at random in a lottery last month and because of the popularity of the concert and the limited number of tickets, people are selling their tickets on local classified websites, including ksl.com.
“Tickets to the Christmas Concert are offered at no cost to allow everyone the opportunity to attend. Attempts to profit from this free offering are inappropriate.”
Read more at KSL.com
Michael Sarver Parts Ways With Dream Records
AI Now: Whose decision was this or was it mutual?
Michael: Parting ways with the label was my idea. After realizing that my career was dying and that the label had no way to give my career life, I eventually asked to be released. The response from the label was actually very nice and understanding! Knowing that they no longer had the resources to sustain my career and at the same time truly having my best interest in mind, the president, Dave Hanley quickly and graciously agreed to release me and allow me to go out and hopefully salvage my career.
AI Now: When did you first start to get a feeling that things might not work out with Dream Records as you had hoped?
Michael: I first got the feeling that things were not going to work out when my album release date was decided, yet for months I watched as no promotion other than video promotion was happening. And when I asked, they said, they did not have the finances to do correct promotion. It was a hard dose of reality but it told me what I needed to know.
Read more at AINow
Jennifer Lopez: L’Oreal Paris Global Ambassador
Continuing to expand her portfolio, Jennifer Lopez has signed on to be a global brand ambassador for L’Oreal Paris.
The “Waiting for Tonight” babe told press she’s pumped about the new venture, which includes a multi-year, multimillion-dollar contract.
Read more at celebrity-gossip.net