Today’s Idol Appearances
- David Archuleta appears at the Mormon Tabernacle Choir weekly musical and spoken word broadcast, plus mini-concert in Salt Lake City. The broadcast begins at 9:30 MT. Listen to it live HERE.
- David Archuleta appears on Kaleidoscope Skating for Survival @ 4:30 pm FOX (after football, so it could be delayed)
- Elliott Yamin sings the National Anthem at the Seattle Seahawks Football game. 1:05 pm.
- Danny Gokey appears at a Sophia’s Heart Event at the Oasis Church in Nashville, TN.
- Melinda Doolittle appears with Holiday Pops, Lowell Memorial Auditorium, Lowell MA
- Katharine McPhee performs at the Mall of America in Minneapolis – Best Buy Rotunda, 1 pm.
- Crystal Bowersox and Brian Walker perform on Extra (check local listings)
- Aaron Kelly performs his Christmas single “I Can’t Wait for Christmas” at the Muncy Valley Area Volunteer Fire Co, Pennsylvania. 1 pm.
Cute hookup! Nick Jonas tweeted, “Just had a nice chat with my diabetic friend @crystalbowersox. She’s awesome.”
Crystal Bowersox tweets back, “@nickjonas wow! Your twitter peeps are awesome. Hey everyone, I know its Saturday, but #FF @nickjonas”
Carly Smithson began her stint with Cirque Du Soliel, Viva Elvis! in Las Vegas last night. She tweeted yesterday, “Tonight will be my first night in Viva Elvis!!! Wish me luck lol…Just to keep it rock n roll Slash is in the audience on my first night! 15 mins to show !!!!!…First show done !!!! Went super well – got to meet slash after.”
Carly is singing Elvis’ “One Night With You”. She says, “…my feet won’t be on the ground.” Danger!
Paula Abdul tweets Adam Lambert on his Grammy nom, “@AdamLambert is one of those people that when you first hear his voice you know immediately, this is a star. This guy is a star!!…And @AdamLambert I’m not surprised by your @TheGRAMMYs nomination. You’re such a genuinely gifted singer it was just a matter of time…congratulations on this incredible & WELL-DESERVED honor. You know I love you sweetie…keep growing that magnificent talent of yours. This is just the beginning of all the awesome things in store for you. Love you!”
Adam Lambert tweets back, “@PaulaAbdul aww thank you Paula!! I adore you. Thanks for your constant support and love.”
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‘Extra’ Raw: Crystal Bowersox LIVE at The Grove!
More at ExtraTV
Hundreds of ticket holders left out in the cold
SALT LAKE CITY — The Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s Christmas concert is being described as “spectacular” — if you can get in. Hundreds of ticket holders were literally left out in the cold Thursday night.
Typically, free concerts at the Conference Center are overbooked so all the seats will be filled, but David Archuleta is so popular that the normal no- shows are showing up. That’s creating a shortage of seats, even for people who have a ticket.
Ticket holders are required to be in their seats a half hour before showtime. Thursday night people who were 45 minutes early were turned away.
Read more at KSL.com
Jeff Walters: Clay Aiken’s New Boyfriend?
Clay Aiken may not be single any more!
The former American Idol finalist, 32, has reportedly been getting cozy with theater actor and part-time 2(x)ist underwear model Jeff Walters.
See the photos at Just Jared
Underwood gets a Rush
Merrill handed over a silver and black Edmonton Rush jersey to country-singing sensation Carrie Underwood moments before she took to the stage in front of 10, 500 screaming country music fans at Rexall Place.
It was a way for Edmonton’s professional lacrosse franchise to welcome her to Edmonton, said Merrill, the team’s new captain.
“She first thought it was a hockey jersey, and she was a little hesitant, obviously, with her relationship with (Ottawa Senators hockey player) Mike Fisher, ” Merrill said about his visit with Underwood.
“Once we explained to her that it was a lacrosse jersey, she didn’t really know about the game and she was asking so (many) questions about the sport.”
Read more at Edmonton Sun
Kristy Lee Cook’s Christmas Message
Fenster resigns from Jive
Jeff Fenster has resigned from Jive, where he served as Sr. VP of A&R. Rumor has it that Fenster is heading West to Burbank…
Via Crazed Hits
‘America’s Got Talent’ winner Michael Grimm to play Green Valley Ranch
After winning “America’s Got Talent” and touring the country, Michael Grimm is coming home for Christmas and a special concert Sunday at Green Valley Ranch.
It will be the first Las Vegas-area performance for the 30-year-old singer-songwriter since he won the TV show in September and went on tour with other contestants for the show.
He’s calling the event “Home for the Holidays.”
Read more at Las Vegas Sun
Haiti charity work sees Simon Cowell tipped for British knighthood
British newspaper The Mail on Sunday reported that the former American Idol judge and America’s Got Talent co-creator was under strong consideration to be made a “Sir” after driving fund-raising for victims of January’s Haiti Earthquake.
Cowell raised more than £1 million ($1.55 million) for the earthquake victims with a star-studded charity single. The 51-year-old has also won praise for his role as a strong fund-raiser for UK children’s charities.
The paper quoted a source close to the queen’s 2011 Honours list, which is announced on December 31, as saying the award “will be in recognition of the work he put into the Haiti campaign but also his other charity work.”
Read more at HeraldSun.com.au