Idol Headlines for 12/08/10 – The Evening Edition

Allison Iraheta emailed a thank you message to her mailing list. She says she is super-excited for the next chapter of her career, and she can’t wait to share it with us all. She promises “more exciting news” on her facebook page soon.


Carly Smithson has 2 jobs! She’s recording a new record with her band, We Are the Fallen in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, but she’s also been asked to join Cirque Du Soliel in Vegas as a singer and…more. She tweets, “Ill be a singer in the show but there is a bit of danger involved cause my feet wont be on the ground.”


Jordin Sparks is in the studio working on songs with Emmanual Kiriakou. Check out their bubble tweet HERE.


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Best Music 2010: Adam Lambert Picks His Favorite Song And Album Of The Year

Kicking off our series is the dazzling Adam Lambert, who selected an album and song from the same magnetic singer-songwriter… one who can confidently say that 2010 was one of the biggest years of her career. Jump below to find whose music had the biggest impact on Glambert the last twelve months.

Though we’re very aware the high-energy Lambert has a softer side — he is Grammy-nominated for his gorgeous performance of the pleading pop rock ballad, “Whataya Want From Me” — we assumed his favorite tune of 2010 would be something to make you strut on the dancefloor. But it was the heartfelt singer-songwriter Sia who nabbed the double honor of creating Adam’s favorite album and song.

Read more at Idolator


FloRida and Crystal Bowersox – Cambio Connect


Crystal Bowersox: ‘Idol’ sensation set to release first CD

WCT: I was talking with Melissa Etheridge about you.

Crystal Bowersox: Oh! How was that?

WCT: She loves you and was calling you “Mama Sox.”

Crystal Bowersox: She’s amazing.

WCT: I went to her concert and she played for three hours!

Crystal Bowersox: She kills it. For the Idol tour there was a rehearsal space next door to each other so while the other Idols were doing their thing, I would run over to her space and hang with her.

Read more at Windy City Times


Crystal Bowersox with Extra’s Mario Lopez at the Grove

Crystal Bowersox chats with her husband before taking the stage at the Grove today for Extra TV. Photos: @LyndseyParker.


Lee DeWyze bristles over Idol ruling on instruments

“I think taking instruments away is stupid, ” DeWyze said in a phone interview this morning from Monterey. “Cause if you are a musician, an artist, that’s what you should be allowed to do, play your instruments.

“But at the end of the day when it’s all over the show (American Idol) is not the one that’s writing your album for you and going on the road with you. All I can say is that the more you can stay true to that then the better off you will be.

“To say we hide behind our instruments is funny but … it’s kind of a joke and to say we all sound the same is another joke. But they produce television. I do music. They do TV.”

Read more at Santa Rosa Press Democrat


inMusic chats with Lee DeWyze interview

iM: Did you use any of the songs on the new album that you wrote prior to ‘American Idol?’

DW: Yes, I did. There are a few on there that I had little ideas for like ‘A Song About Love.’ Going into the studio, it was a lot easier for me, and I believe the writers and the producers I worked with because it’s one thing to go into the studio and have no ideas and nothing ready to go but it’s another thing when you’re very pro-active in the writing process. I know who I am as an artist and a musician so it was really easy for me to say and write the things I wanted to and they all really helped direct that.

Read more at InMusic


Kris Allen sings “Alright With Me” for Young Hollywood. Watch the video HERE.


American Idol Winner Kris Allen Takes In the Rocking World of American Idiot

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Elliott Yamin!


2011 WGA Award Nominations For TV

Overall, Breaking Bad, 30 Rock and Modern Family topped the list with the most nominations, 3 each. Here is the list of the 2011 WGA nominees for TV, news, radio, promotional writing and graphic animation:



Max Adler (The bully on Glee) tweets, “Such a pleasure and an honor to meet you @katiecouric. You truly are a legend, and your compliments meant so much to me. Thank you.” Katie Couric stars on Glee’s post-Superbowl episode in February.


X Factor star Mary Byrne snapped up by Sony

It’s set to be a very merry Christmas for Mary Byrne. Despite not making it to The X Factor final, the Dublin singer’s former mentor, Louis Walsh, has revealed she has signed a deal with Sony Records.

According to Hello Magazine, Louis said: “I’ll help her with picking the songs and producers. She won’t be going back to Tesco.”

Many now believe Mary’s down-to-earth nature mixed with her stunning, diva–like vocals, could help her emulate Susan Boyle’s success.

Read more at stv

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