Idol Headlines for 12/22/09

Adam Lambert Reveals His Favorite Albums And Songs Of 2009

If there’s a poster boy for success in 2009, it’s probably Adam Lambert. Over the course of 12 months, he went from unknown L.A. theater kid to #3 on MTV News’ Man of the Year list. His personal life filled the tabloids, his performances riled up the censors, and his talents ‘” not just as a singer, but as a showman ‘” won him millions of devoted fans.

MTV.com

More Idol Headlines after the JUMP…

Ellen Gray: What was nice and naughty about 2009

The emergence of 47-year-old Susan Boyle, a woman from a small village in Scotland, as the first YouTube superstar, as her appearance on “Britain’s Got Talent” spread around the globe in the time, it seemed, that it took her to sing “I Dreamed a Dream, ” a clip of which can still make me tear up. Verdict: Nice.

* The sad, and occasionally frightening, aftermath of Boyle’s sudden stardom, in which the darker side of celebrity was starkly illuminated as the socially awkward singer became fodder for the tabloids and Boyle’s dream briefly appeared in very real danger of dying (though a recent TV Guide Network special on the singer attracted a record number of viewers to the channel). Verdict: Naughty.

* “American Idol” runner-up Adam Lambert’s eyebrow-raising performance at ABC’s broadcast of “The American Music Awards” might not have earned him any points with Santa, much less with the parents of some of the kids who championed him on “Idol, ” but it’s the network’s decision to disinvite him from “Good Morning America” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” that seemed disingenuous, given his (admittedly pretaped) appearances with ABC’s Barbara Walters, first as one of her “fascinating” people and then on her daytime talker, “The View.” Verdict: Lambert might have been a little too eager to fly the “Idol” nest, but ABC shouldn’t have tried to have it both ways. Naughty.

Philly.com

A year when reality TV became part of our reality

Reality TV has been around for a decade, but this year the genre seemed to seep into our popular culture in occasionally uncomfortable ways. It also gave birth to some of the year’s biggest stars: Golden-voiced Susan Boyle, who warmed middle-aged hearts everywhere, and Adam Lambert, who warmed some of them.

Associated Press

More legal trouble for Rapid City’s former “American Idol” contestant

Former “American Idol” finalist Jamie Paul Koehler was back in front of a camera Monday, but his latest appearance is not a path to fame and fortune.

Koehler, 33, was arrested Saturday and charged with driving under the influence and spent the weekend in the Pennington County Jail. He appeared in magistrate court via the jail’s video conferencing system. His bond was set at $750 for first offense driving under the influence, but he is also being held for violating his probation.

Koehler pleaded guilty to felony grand theft in February. He was placed on five years probation and given credit for serving 78 days in jail. Koehler was accused of stealing several thousand dollars from a family member.

Koehler became well-known in the area after finishing in the top 44 performers on the televised “American Idol” musical competition in 2005.

Rapid City Journal

‘American Idol’s’ David Cook celebrates his birthday with cookie dough

“American Idol” winner David Cook celebrated his 27th birthday in Kansas City on Sunday (Dec. 20).

He sang the National Anthem at the Kansas City Chief’s game and cheered on his home team as they played the Cleveland Browns.

Later, his friends and family surprised him in his suite at the stadium by singing Happy Birthday and presenting him with a Cold Stone ice cream cake in his favorite flavor: Cookie Dough.

Gotta be tough to have a birthday so close to Christmas. Go ahead and pig out, David.

Zap2it

Toby Keith Named Billboard’s Top Country Artist of the Decade

Toby Keith has been named Billboard’s top country artist and songwriter of the decade. Keith came in third on the list of artists on the decade’s all-genre Billboard 200 chart, with Eminem at No. 1 and Britney Spears at No. 2. In descending order, Keith is followed in the country artist category by Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts and George Strait. Following Keith in the country songwriter category are Alan Jackson, Craig Wiseman, Brad Paisley and Jeffrey Steele. Billboard has also recognized Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban for their accomplishments during the decade.

CMT.com

DECEMBER 21, 2009, 3:07 pm

Kelly Clarkson has joined the fight to help save music education in schools by becoming a VH1 Save The Music Ambassador for 2009-2010. VH1 Save The Music helps raise money and awareness to fund music education programs for children in public schools all across America. Click here to learn more about VH1 Save The Music and see how you can make a difference!

Kelly Official

The 42 most memorable pop music moments of 2009: Part I

Best comeback we wish never had to happen: Kelly Clarkson fought for herself as an artist with ‘My December, ‘  a dark, raw 2007 album that didn’t please the suits involved in her career. Relatively modest sales further dampened her efforts at independence. Two years later, Clarkson had made up with her higher-ups, and she returned with ‘All I Ever Wanted’  — a confectionary effort that paired her with such reliable hit makers as Ryan Tedder and Max Martin and produced one of her biggest singles, ‘My Life Would Suck Without You.’  It would have been a sellout, except that Clarkson’s defiantly optimistic, sassily independent voice and spirit still ran the show — and as the season-closing number on the very Clarkson-esque television show ‘Glee, ‘  ‘My Life’  became an unlikely anthem for an imperfect year.

LA Times

‘All Shook Up’ about New Year’s Eve choices

But you won’t have to wait until New Year’s Eve to see KIMBERLY CALDWELL, an American Idol second season contestant from Katy. She’ll be at MO’S … A PLACE FOR STEAKS inaugural holiday party Wednesday. Complimentary champagne and hors d’ouevres will be served from 4-6 p.m., with live music beginning at 8 p.m. Mo’s is at 1801 Post Oak Blvd. (77056) in Houston.

Ms. Caldwell appeared on Star Search, where she won five times, the most for a junior vocalist on the original version. At age 12 Kimberly appeared on stage in ‘Country Tonight’  in Branson, Mo. Later, she became a tour member of ‘Idols Live!’  and a correspondent for Fox Sports Network and for TV Guide Network.

Her debut album ‘Without Regret’  will be premiered at Mo’s early next year.

The Courier

Susan Anton, Leslie Jordan, Maureen McGovern, Rita Moreno, et al. Set for All You Need Is Love 2 Benefit Concert in SF

Susan Anton, Leslie Jordan, Maureen McGovern and Rita Moreno will be among the stars of Help Is on the Way’s All You Need is Love 2 on February 8 at 7:30pm at Marines Memorial Theatre in San Francisco. David Galligan will direct this benefit concert, which will raise money for STOP AIDS Project and Aguilas. Bill Keck and Richard Berent will serve as musical directors.

Also scheduled to participate are David Burnham, Tim Hockenberry, Nick Lazzarini, La Toya London, Maria Muldaur, Kim Nalley, Carly Ozard, Jeanie Tracy, and Tracy Wicks. Other performers will be announced at a later date.

Theatermania.com

London calling: La Toya brings some glitz home for the holidays

SAN FRANCISCO ‘” Showbiz is hard work, so you can’t blame a girl if she indulges in some occasional pampering.

By the time singer La Toya London calls in for her interview, she’s settled into a well earned mani-pedi treat while still taking care of business. ‘I try and take care of myself, ‘  she says while sipping a raw juice concoction of ‘beets, carrots and spinach! Mmm!’ 

Born in San Francisco and raised in Oakland, London made her mark in the third season of ‘American Idol, ‘  rising to fourth rank before being eliminated.

‘Simon [Cowell] called us the ‘three divas, ”  she says, referencing co-contestants Fantasia Barrino, the winner that season, and later Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson.

SF Examiner

‘Dreamgirls’ is stunning, but lacks grit

There’s a moment in the national tour of “Dreamgirls” currently running at the Hippodrome Theatre that perfectly captures the mingling of Motown and money that is the musical’s main theme.

In “Steppin’ to the Bad Side, ” inventively choreographed by Shane Sparks, the stage goes dark, and a group of African-American men don glow-in-the-dark Stetsons and suitcoats and carry briefcases outlined on the front with fluorescent tape.

All those green rectangles suddenly take on a resemblance to old-fashioned box radios. No sooner does this observation register, then the men form a circle and start to spin. They snap open the cases, remove phonograph records and pass them hand to hand. They move faster and faster, forming a giant circle of colored light, while images of dollar bills and LPs are flashed into the five giant LED screens that form the set.

The effect is sinister – and stunning.

Baltimore Sun

Rage Against The Machine: ‘We want Simon Cowell to host our Christmas Number One victory gig’

Speaking to NME.COM, Tom Morello confirmed the band were now beginning to make plans for the gig and have asked their rival to take part.

“We’ve invited him [Cowell] to be the presenter of our free show so we have to see how he responds, ” explained the guitarist. “I will say I heard Simon Cowell graciously called Jon [Morter] to congratulate him. Rage Against The Machine is waiting for our congratulatory call because we’re Number One.”

NME.com

Rick Wakeman is a fan of Simon Cowell

Rock legend Rick Wakeman described this year’s Christmas number 1 as a ‘joke’  but admitted he was a fan of music mogul Simon Cowell.

Mr Wakeman said though the protestors might have won their Christmas battle, Cowell was still a winner.

He said: ‘I think Simon Cowell is very clever. He gears X Factor up to finish around Christmas time. I actually think he gives a lot of people what they want. I’m not a great fan of the programme but I am a fan of Simon Cowell.’ 

Lowestoft Journal.co.uk

Shane Sparks fighting molestation charges that ‘wreaks of opportunism and exploitation’

Shane Sparks insists he’s an innocent man.

After being arrested Friday on eight counts of child molestation, Eonline.com reports that the “America’s Best Dance Crew” judge was able to post bail in the amount of $590, 000.

Since Sparks’ release from the slammer on Saturday, his attorney Steve Meister has delivered fiery messages proclaiming his client’s innocence against one woman’s accusations that Sparks molested her when she was underage back in 1994.

“The timing of these accusations is incredibly suspicious, ” the lawyer said. “It’s easy to make something up when it happened 15 years ago and there’s no evidence to support it.”

New York Daily News

Glee and Breaking Bad top the Satellite Awards

The winners of 2009 Satellite Awards were announced on Sunday in Los Angeles, and when you look at the winners on the television side, you have to like the choices. Most of these shows and actors have been on our year-end “best” lists, and if I were to guess, I think you’ll see many of these names on the Prime time Emmy nomination roster.

The first thing that jumped out to me was Glee. The Fox musical dramedy was a winner in five different categories, including actors Jane Lynch, Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison and Kristin Chenoweth — for her guest role — recognized. And the show was named Best TV Series, Comedy or Musical.

TV Squad.com

ETA:

Can Ben Folds get his own TV show, please?

Last night’s finale of The Sing-Off brings the sad development that one of the show’s judges, Ben Folds, won’t be on my TV screen as much now. The show itself was borderline cheesy (but still enjoyable), but Folds himself was a revelation! He was hands-down the best judge I’ve seen on a competition show (EW’s Ken Tucker also loved him from the start). Folds offered the perfect combination of nice-guy genuinely rooting-for-everyone comments, knowledgeable technical advice (without sounding like a snob), and humor. I met him a few times when we both lived in Chapel Hill, NC and he was exactly the same in person ‘” impossible not to like.

Popwatch

David Cook’s Birthday Gift? An Ice Cream Cake!

“My 27th birthday was a great excuse to get a bunch of friends and family together, ” Cook tells PEOPLE. “The Kansas City Chiefs organization was more than accommodating, and were kind enough to have Cold Stone Creamery make a chocolate chip cookie dough cake for me.”

People.com

Beating Simon Cowell at his own game

Morter’s success highlights how downloads have changed the music charts in recent years.

“The technology is vastly different now and the rules are different as well for the charts. So strictly speaking any song that you pay for a download — over 40 pence [60 cents] I think — can be a single. So in theory anything can be a number one now if you push it.”

CNN.com

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243 Comments

  1. morning iTunes update

    songs

    #24 LLWD
    #50 WWFM
    #118 FYE
    #223 MBDAAOM

    albums

    #72 & #129 FYE
    #153 Kris Allen
    #534 & #622 Just Like You

  2. What happened to Kris’s second album version? I see iTunes #s for 2 albums for Adam and Allison all the time, but only one for Kris.

  3. morning iTunes update

    songs

    #24 LLWD
    #50 WWFM
    #118 FYE
    #223 MBDAAOM

    albums

    #72 & #129 FYE
    #153 Kris Allen
    #534 & #622 Just Like You

    Looks like Adam’s single and cd are a hit! Alli on the other hand, wtf? I don’t get it :-(

  4. I’m really happy to see Matt is having another productive trip to Nashville. It seems to really be a creative and positive environment for him, so I hope he keeps going back!

    – Yesterday and today he is writing with Marcus Hummon and Jerry Flowers and has a performance (?) tonight:

    ImMattGiraud:
    Wrote a great song with Marcus today. Writing with him and Jerry Flowers 2mor.Then were record. I’m performing in Nashville tomorrow nite! about 7 hours ago from Echofon

    – He recorded “I Miss You Tonight” on Saturday:

    ImMattGiraud:
    In the studio with @tweepez recording “I Miss You Tonight”. Trying to make it sound puuurty ;) 1:05 PM Dec 19th from Echofon

    tweepez:
    Mission accomplished! RT @ImMattGiraud: In the studio with @tweepez recording “I Miss You Tonight”. Trying to make it sound puuurty ;) about 7 hours ago from Echofon

    – He is having fun driving around in a rental Corvette:

    How I be livin in Nashvegas baby. Finally!! The roads aren’t wet and I can really drive how I want! http://twitpic.com/udkgc 10:22 AM Dec 20th from Echofon

    – and he made a bubbletweet with Danny on Friday:

    ImMattGiraud:
    WE’RE BACK!!!!! Me and @DannyGokey latest BubbleTweet ~ Its a must see. http://bbltwt.com/wxvxt 9:22 PM Dec 18th from web

  5. From Twilight Source

    Kelly Clarkson’s New Moon song ‘Empty As I Am’  now online

    Wayyyy back in May we showed you a video interview with singer Kelly Clarkson who revealed she’s a huge Twilight fan and had written a song for New Moon.

    From there, rumors of her inclusion on the New Moon soundtrack began to swirl ‘“ but they never came to fruition.

    Today, thanks to Twilight Source reader Clive, we have a YouTube video of Kelly singing the song (it’s audio only). Keep in mind that this is not a professional recording.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVKAynTxwFM

    http://twilightsource.com/?p=5262

  6. MBDAAOM is Danny’s single. I hope Allison gets more radio play and ads. Releasing another single finally helped Adam get radioplay and probably a bit with sales,maybe Jive should release another single for Allison.

  7. You know, Allison’s album is amazing. I hate to say it, but although attractive in her own way, Allison is not classically beautiful and I think this is hurting her as a pop/rock female artist.

    Unfair as it may seem, society seems to require that female artists be beautiful as well as talented.

    P.S., Not slamming Allison’s looks – just saying that her look is a bit different than what we normally consider beautiful (Christina, Beyonce, Pink, etc…)

  8. According to Adam Official, Fox will be using “FYE” in their promos for their upcoming TV season.

  9. ‘wreaks of opportunism and exploitation’

    Don’t they mean “reeks,” not “wreaks,” in that headline for Shane Sparks?

  10. Tuesday morning Top 40 Mediabase update:

    28 27 KRIS ALLEN Live Like We’re Dying 2141 1986 155 11.766
    41 34 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 1264 810 454 9.512

    1-day Update

    27 = KRIS ALLEN Live Like We’re Dying 2141 +50 155 -5 11.766 +0.109
    34 = ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 1264 +52 454 +2 9.512 +0.412

  11. Don’t forget that Kris’ AOL Sessions are supposed to debut today. Can’t wait to see them!

  12. Kelly Clarkson’s New Moon song ‘Empty As I Am’  now online

    Sadness, not directed at you dv, I know you’re just sharing what you found. It’s such a beatiful song, but *sigh* …as as huge Kelly fan, I’m so conflicted with leaks. I mean, it’s great to hear it, but now the likelihood of getting a “real” recording gets slimmer. I do hope I’m wrong about that, though.

  13. saga
    12/22/2009 at 11:02 am

    Can’t we just call it MBD = My Best Days?

    I vote for this.

    Truthiness
    12/22/2009 at 11:01 am

    ‘wreaks of opportunism and exploitation’

    Don’t they mean ‘reeks,’  not ‘wreaks,’  in that headline for Shane Sparks?

    I’ve given up trying to understand how journalists can be so very very bad at basic English.

  14. According to Adam Official, Fox will be using ‘FYE’  in their promos for their upcoming TV season.

    is this real or rumor? If real that is cool

  15. Can’t we just call it MBD = My Best Days

    LOL – I thought the same thing yesterday! That Danny single title is way too freaking long. Even the abbreviation is like 10 characters long!

  16. According to Adam Official, Fox will be using ‘FYE’  in their promos for their upcoming TV season.

    is this real or rumor? If real that is cool

    Hmm, i guess it is true….it is listed on Adam Official under “news”….the song that wouldn’t (and shouldn’t)die…..

  17. Since we debated them last week, I thought it was funny to see an article on Ugly Christmas Sweater Parties in the Style section of today’s newspaper.

    Article

    There was something heartwarming about walking into a house party of 20-somethings wearing the gaudiest holiday sweaters they could find. Sure, the fashion sense was ironic and totally hilarious.

    [snip]

    On my several rounds of local thrift stores in recent weeks, I’ve seen groups of teenagers scour the racks for anything that could pass as a Christmas sweater. “These kind of look like ornaments, right?,” one asked.

    Men clog the women’s aisles, squeezing into anything red and angora. Women butt shoulders vying for a spot among any Christmas bric-a-brac that could be hot-glued to a sweater.

    LOL.

  18. According to Adam Official, Fox will be using ‘FYE’  in their promos for their upcoming TV season.

    is this real or rumor? If real that is cool

    Yay — thanks for sharing. That’s very cool! I just looked it up on AO, and it appears under their news section, so it appears to be true.

  19. According to Adam Official, Fox will be using ‘FYE’  in their promos for their upcoming TV season.

    is this real or rumor? If real that is cool

    Ohh, hope it’s true. But will wait and see. I guess WWFM wouldn’t be the best way to advertise your station ;-)

  20. anovich

    The Pulse Board doesn’t seem to have a daily update for Hot AC chart. And I can’t get on the AllAccess site because I forgot my password and although they promised to send me a reminder, I haven’t gotten it yet.

    Ok, got this off the LLWD and WWFM threads on the Pulse Board

    HAC:
    15 12 KRIS ALLEN Live Like We’re Dying 1887 1802 85 8.322
    +3 Spins
    -27 Bullet
    +0.158 AI

    47 43 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 271 212 59 1.553
    +3 Spins
    +1 Bullet
    -0.134 AI

  21. Since we debated them last week, I thought it was funny to see an article on Ugly Christmas Sweater Parties in the Style section of today’s newspaper.

    We used to have an Ugly Christmas Sweater contest at work – ahh, good memories. I think I wore really dorky earrings and lots of bells, and then threw on some random bows and ribbons for good measure. Good times.

  22. What happened to Kris’s second album version?

    The De Luxe is #136 in pop
    As an idea, #116 in pop = #925 all music.

  23. ‘ ’ ¦.the song that wouldn’t (and shouldn’t)die’ ¦..

    Completely agree and I don’t think it will. It will be a big international hit and then come back here and get noticed by all the stupid radio PDs that wouldn’t play it the first time around. I think FYE “has legs.” But, I could be wrong because I know nothing about radio! LOL!

  24. According to Adam Official, Fox will be using ‘FYE’  in their promos for their upcoming TV season.

    Based on poster on AO, it seems to be for promo of Fox new channel in Asia.

    FYE is used as a promo song for FOX TV Asia(HONG KONG)

  25. I think FYE ‘has legs.’ 

    Still loving the MV, that’s for sure! Adam looks so great in it :-) I’ve been watching MTV and VH1 the last few days, and keep seeing it on there.

  26. Someone asked for HAC updates, I have only seen one for WWFM for today;

    HAC:

    47 43 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 271 212 59 1.553
    +3 Spins
    +1 Bullet
    -0.134 AI

  27. Based on poster on AO, it seems to be for promo of Fox new channel in Asia.

    No, it looks like they are using it for US promo. AO official “News” states:

    “F.Y.E. on F.O.X.
    Starting today, look out for FOX TV promos highlighting their January line-up featuring Adam Lambert’s “For Your Entertainment”! “

  28. “Hmm, i guess it is true’ ¦.it is listed on Adam Official under ‘news’ ’ ¦.the song that wouldn’t (and shouldn’t)die’ ¦..”
    ————————————————————————————
    I truly believe FYE will catch on next year….we haven’t seen the last of it yet. People outside of the Idol bubble need a little time to warm up to Adam and “get” him. My local radio station is still playing it occasionally. Sometimes it takes people a few months to catch on to a song and take it into the top 40…I have a stong feeling it’s still got legs.

  29. Regarding MTV article

    His personal life filled the tabloids, his performances riled up the censors, and his talents ‘” not just as a singer, but as a showman ‘” won him millions of devoted fans.

    Where are those “millions of devoted fans” when we need them to buy the album? Sad. We saw and heard people deafening screaming for his name during the summer AI concerts, where are they now?

  30. FYE the single, or FYE the album? I mean songs from the album or the song FYE?

  31. Wonder if David will get a Cold Stone Creamery cake every year. Nice plug and comments.

    LOL That PEOPLE article is the most awesome excuse to plug Cold Stone Creamery. At least it comes with a cute picture of David with fam and friends.

  32. The picture at Cook’s birthday celebration in this People Article is nice. It’s obvious that he really loves his nephews and nieces – remember that trip to Disney?

  33. That PEOPLE article is the most awesome excuse to plug Cold Stone Creamery. At least it comes with a cute picture of David with fam and friends.

    That is too funny. Nice marketing, Cold Stone! Though it does remind me that I want one of those for my birthday next year, lol. Is that Neal in the back laughing? I see Monty and Andy :)

  34. According to Adam Official, Fox will be using ‘FYE’  in their promos for their upcoming TV season.

    is this real or rumor? If real that is cool

    I think it’s just a rumor, ETA, US really? hmmm. I know the original rumor was just Fox Singapore, which I could believe a lot more than US.

  35. girlygirl, ou rock – thanks for taking the time to update with the HAC #s.

  36. Yet another indication that FYE will be the international song. I hope he gets to sing it on promotions overseas. Singapore makes sense, they did use it for the Top 3 group song on Singapore Idol.

  37. Ok I wonder when Kris’s AOL Session going to be up. I’ve been checking every hour and nothing yet. I wonder how long it takes to put them up. And thanks girlgirl for the updates you rock.

  38. I think it’s just a rumor and it’s just Singapore Fox, not US Fox.

    See above — apparently its not a rumor (its actually listed in the events section on AO) and it is apparently US Fox too….

  39. Interesting article from the NY Post about the best 209 songs of 2009. LLWD is #44. FYE is about 133, I believe. I don’t know if WWFM is on it.

    ETA: Link is being a pain. Will try to repost.

  40. wordnerdarchie
    12/22/2009 at 11:45 am

    The picture at Cook’s birthday celebration in this People Article is nice. It’s obvious that he really loves his nephews and nieces ‘“ remember that trip to Disney?

    Awwww! He’s such a good uncle! I wonder what Neal’s back there laughing about. :D TeeHee!

  41. After Elton loves Adam. I like that he’s getting love from the gay community

    AfterElton Adam Lambert Brings His Mega-Charm to “The Jay Leno Show” http://tinyurl.com/ygrnwta

    ETA: I don’t even care that he doesn’t care for Adam’s singing that much.

  42. That PEOPLE article is the most awesome excuse to plug Cold Stone Creamery. At least it comes with a cute picture of David with fam and friends.

    http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20332380,00.html

    Anyone recognize the blond girl standing next to David? Wondering if she’s his latest girlfriend. She fits his “type”.

  43. AfterElton Adam Lambert Brings His Mega-Charm to ‘The Jay Leno Show’  http://tinyurl.com/ygrnwta

    Ya know its true — Jay was at his best with Adam last night….i stopped watching him long ago because I just thought so much of his show was cringeworthy, but he was really terrific last night (at least on the Adam part — the rest of the show, not so much)

  44. Of course, they use a pic of Adam for the article even though his song is not that high:

    Ohh, good picture! I love the AMA outfit!

  45. No way that’s DC’s girlfriend, lol. After the way he’s been burned about his lady friends? Impossible that he’d put one front and center in a family photo. “Hai! Here’s my new girlfriend for everybody to see and mock!” She seems to “be with” the guy in the sweater. We’ve seen him before. I’m going crazy trying to remember who he is.

  46. Does anyone have the link for the NY Post story on LLWD being #44 song of the year?

  47. ETA: Thanks Mary102. HTML doesn’t like me today.

    That list from the Post is pretty interesting. Lots of interesting choices beyond the usual Michael Jackson of course. I think it’s pretty good both Kris and Adam made the list.

  48. Anyone recognize the blond girl standing next to David? Wondering if she’s his latest girlfriend. She fits his ‘type’ .

    Haha, that’s what my first thought was too, but just for a split second. Then I saw the guy next to her and he doesn’t look too happy. I wondered if she was his girl who’s not thrilled that she’s standing next to Cook. (j/k) But she does look really young. Probably just a relative.

  49. Does anyone have the link for the NY Post story on LLWD being #44 song of the year?

    Let me try

    Top 209 songs

    ETA: Mary beat me to it. LLWD is on page 2 and FYE is on page 5.

  50. LOL That PEOPLE article is the most awesome excuse to plug Cold Stone Creamery. At least it comes with a cute picture of David with fam and friends.

    LOL, it’s a total commercial for Coldstone. Kinda hilarious, but hey, I agree, I don’t mind seeing the cute pic in People so no complaints.

    I wonder what Neal’s back there laughing about.

    That is seriously the best part of the whole pic. And the baby. Cuz babies rock ;).

    Anyone recognize the blond girl standing next to David? Wondering if she’s his latest girlfriend. She fits his ‘type’ .

    Oh jeez… that girl looks about 15. Just a guess, but I’m thinking relative. Course, I could be totally wrong and he digs 17-year olds, and his bit with Andrew Lloyd Webber on Idol was just an act (ew… but heh, that bit with ALW will never not be funny…)

  51. Anyone recognize the blond girl standing next to David? Wondering if she’s his latest girlfriend.

    If it is he’s doing the stealth thing because he sorta has her shoved aside and he & adorable baby are front and center :)

    And every time I look at that picture I see Neal back there laughing and for some reason it just cracks me up.

  52. Oh and let me say from that AP article

    Golden-voiced Susan Boyle

    ? piffle. She has an okay voice, not great, but not that strong or interesting and certainly not golden-voiced.

  53. Idols on the NYPost list

    44. Live Like We’re Dying – Kris Allen
    69. Already Gone – Kelly Clarkson
    107. ‘Emergency (911)” – Jordin Sparks….eh?
    133. For Your Entertainment – Adam Lambert

    Even Glee made the list:
    119. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Glee

    Did I miss any?

  54. Anyone recognize the blond girl standing next to David? Wondering if she’s his latest girlfriend. She fits his ‘type’ .

    I’m kinda going with guessing she works at CSC? She has some kind of work tag around her neck…

  55. Let me try

    Top 209 songs

    ETA: Mary beat me to it. LLWD is on page 2 and FYE is on page 5.

    Maybe so, but you did the fancier “not just pasting the link” thing ;-)

  56. Is Kris’ LLWD a cover? If so, does anyone know who did the original?

    Yes…originally recorded by ‘The Script’

  57. 107. ‘Emergency (911)’  ‘“ Jordin Sparks’ ¦.eh?

    Did I miss this one? LOL. Does she mean S.O.S?

  58. Is Kris’ LLWD a cover? If so, does anyone know who did the original?

    Yes’ ¦originally recorded by ‘The Script’

    Uh-oh – in the words of MJ: “Dead horse clean up in aisle 5” ;-)

  59. actually, I was answering a question posed by ‘Organic’. I haven’t mastered the block quote.

  60. Thanks Carol522, so glad to see Kris has made this song his own and is doing so well with it. (Was just asking an honest question. I didn’t know.) Looking forward to his next single. Would like to see Red Guitar as a single.

  61. Did I miss this one? LOL. Does she mean S.O.S?

    That’s what I thought at first, but it’s the name of a track on Jordin’s album. I don’t remember it as a single. Perhaps they were looking at album tracks as well.

  62. The NY Post 209 songs article in interesting in that they label Adam as an Idol alum but do not do the same with Kris – I wonder why.

    I also find it hilarious that FYE made the list for Adam, but not WWFM. FYE is like the song that will not die.

  63. Uh-oh ‘“ in the words of MJ: ‘Dead horse clean up in aisle 5’ ³

    ROFL! Before the clean-up begins, perhaps we should clarify there were approximately two (2) US spins of this “cover” before it was released.

  64. Organic
    12/22/2009 at 12:34 pm
    Thanks Carol522, so glad to see Kris has made this song his own and is doing so well with it. (Was just asking an honest question. I didn’t know.)

    No worries – I know you were just wondering. That subject has had a long sordid history though ;-) Now to be re-burried (wiping hands).

  65. iTunes update:

    Kris’ cover of the Script song has moved up to #23 (LOL!)
    WWFM up to #49
    FYE #122

    And, I don’t see Danny’s song in the top 200, so perhaps America is safe this holiday from the possibility of Danny streaking down Main Street, USA.

  66. I also find it hilarious that FYE made the list for Adam, but not WWFM. FYE is like the song that will not die.

    i suspect that these lists were compiled a few weeks ago before WWFM had hit its stride. FWIW, NY Magazine gave Adam an “honorable mention” in its best music of 2009 list (I posted the link above)

  67. strange list that would have Kelly’s megahit lower than Kris!!

    Yes – I think it was more a “these are the songs we liked” list – more than a measure of sales, radio play, etc. Because I noticed that about the Kelly song as well.

  68. i suspect that these lists were compiled a few weeks ago before WWFM had hit its stride. FWIW, NY Magazine gave Adam an ‘honorable mention’  in its best music of 2009 list (I posted the link above)

    Adam being named is different then a specific song. I’m not sure I would have put any of the Season 8 idols on the best music of 2009 list that NY Magazine put out but at least they are putting Adam as opposed to his specific songs as compared to FYE being on the NY Post list.

  69. Leno numbers in and it looks like Adam appearance helped a little here is Leno numbers for last night

    NBC: “The Jay Leno Show” (5.8 million, 3.8/6)

    Here is the week in descending order prior
    Friday NBC: “The Jay Leno Show” (5.5 million, 3.6/6)
    Thurs NBC: “The Jay Leno Show” (5.2 million, 3.4/6)
    Wed NBC: “The Jay Leno Show” (5.5 million, 3.5/6)
    Tue NBC: “The Jay Leno Show” (5.2 million, 3.4/6)
    Last Monday NBC: “The Jay Leno Show” (4.8 million, 3.1/5)

  70. anovich
    12/22/2009 at 12:35 pm

    The NY Post 209 songs article in interesting in that they label Adam as an Idol alum but do not do the same with Kris ‘“ I wonder why.

    Things that make you go hmmmm….:D

  71. A list of 209 songs? Do we have a list of lists, something like the most ridiculous/redundant list of the year?

  72. Leno numbers in and it looks like Adam appearance helped a little here is Leno numbers for last night

    NBC: ‘The Jay Leno Show’  (5.8 million, 3.8/6)

    Here is the week in descending order prior
    Friday NBC: ‘The Jay Leno Show’  (5.5 million, 3.6/6)
    Thurs NBC: ‘The Jay Leno Show’  (5.2 million, 3.4/6)
    Wed NBC: ‘The Jay Leno Show’  (5.5 million, 3.5/6)
    Tue NBC: ‘The Jay Leno Show’  (5.2 million, 3.4/6)
    Last Monday NBC: ‘The Jay Leno Show’  (4.8 million, 3.1/5)

    If I am reading this correctly (and I may not be), looks like it helped at LOT! Usually you compare Mondays to Mondays, Tuesdays to Tuesdays etc. That is a million more viewers as compared to the prior weeks Monday (of course, I might be reading it wrong)

  73. If I am reading this correctly (and I may not be), looks like it helped at LOT! Usually you compare Mondays to Mondays, Tuesdays to Tuesdays etc. That is a million more viewers as compared to the prior weeks Monday (of course, I might be reading it wrong)

    I don’t think you are reading it wrong. I read it the same way but since it is on every night (M-F) wanted to show the comparison. His appearance was the highest in the past week.

  74. cookcricket
    12/22/2009 at 12:45 pm

    anovich
    12/22/2009 at 12:35 pm

    The NY Post 209 songs article in interesting in that they label Adam as an Idol alum but do not do the same with Kris ‘“ I wonder why.

    Things that make you go hmmmm’ ¦.:D

    I’m not complaining about it though – if Kris is being recognized for his music like any other artist as opposed to being identified as an idol alumn it makes me happy.

  75. I’m not complaining about it though ‘“ if Kris is being recognized for his music like any other artist as opposed to being identified as an idol alumn it makes me happy.

    Same here! And tbh, this isn’t the first time I’ve noticed something like this. So not complaining, just going hmmmm…;)

  76. How are Leno’s overall ratings compared to his competition at 10pm? I admit I haven’t a clue – have never watched his new show. I’m usually watching NCIS re-runs at 10.

  77. Same here! And tbh, this isn’t the first time I’ve noticed something like this. So not complaining, just going hmmmm’ ¦;)

    It’s just kind of funny to me that Kris seems to have lost the AI label sooner then Adam. I know on SYTYCD that Kat Deeley didn’t introduce Kris with the idol label either – I don’t know what she did with Adam because I lost the TV battle for part of that show in my house – was Adam tied to Idol in that intro?

  78. It’s just kind of funny to me that Kris seems to have lost the AI label sooner then Adam. I know on SYTYCD that Kat Deeley didn’t introduce Kris with the idol label either ‘“ I don’t know what she did with Adam because I lost the TV battle for part of that show in my house ‘“ was Adam tied to Idol in that intro?

    Depends on where you read who uses it or not. Honestly I have noticed it used less with Adam then Kris, but again it depends on where you read.

  79. It’s just kind of funny to me that Kris seems to have lost the AI label sooner then Adam.

    I think there are probably a lot of people who like LLWD and don’t automatically think “Kris Allen, American Idol winner”, but rather just “Kris Allen.” I don’t know why I say this, I just think so. The song is not a “typical” coming-off-of-Idol song, which may have something to do with that. But Kris is still very often introduced as “The American Idol winner.” Nothing much wrong with that, either. Maybe Adam has been reported on so frequently as the contestant who “should have won”, by the press (who love to repeat themselves), that he’s just more associated with the Idol thing in people’s minds. (Or not.)

    How are Leno’s overall ratings compared to his competition at 10pm?

    http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2009/1105/p02s13-usgn.html

    It has done better recently, yesterday’s ratings were good. It still falls behind CSI Miami in ratings.

    http://www.rbr.com/tv-cable/tv-cable_ratings/19503.html

  80. It’s just kind of funny to me that Kris seems to have lost the AI label sooner then Adam. I know on SYTYCD that Kat Deeley didn’t introduce Kris with the idol label either ‘“ I don’t know what she did with Adam because I lost the TV battle for part of that show in my house ‘“ was Adam tied to Idol in that intro?

    No, Kat didn’t say anything about Idol. But neither of them have lost the AI label yet. The references seem pretty random for the most part, sometimes they’re there, sometimes they’re not. If you notice the NYE Gridlock ads for Adam, they say nothing about Idol so I’m guessing at least in Adam’s formal advertising that it’s being weeded out. But Billboard’s New Year’s Eve Live on Fox refers to Kris as “American Idol season eight winner” and Allison as an “Idol finalist”. Which may be because it’s on FOX. But if that were the case, I would have thought SYTYCD would have used Idol references for both of them. Conclusion: Random.

  81. What is the comparison between Leno audience numbers and the AMA audience numbers?

  82. Well, the first time I noticed was when Adam’s itune poster said AI fave and Kris’s didn’t even mention AI at all.

  83. No idol has lost the idol label, and that includes Daughtry and Jen Hudson, or Kelly. It’s not gonna change with Adam and Kris. Sometimes they’ll be called American Idols, other times they won’t. It’s how it works for all of them.

  84. does anyone remember the adam tweet rumor from that person on the night of the tv guide party? he said “good luck with the ncis thing” ….is there an ncis cameo from adam in the future??…i remember seeing that tweet on IDF

  85. ‘good luck with the ncis thing’  ‘ ¦.is there an ncis cameo from adam in the future??’ ¦i remember seeing that tweet on IDF

    There is no NCIS thing. It was all some convoluted thing involving Adam meeting someone who worked on it, or something. But it’s long since been explained as random and no NCIS appearance.

  86. Honestly Kris will lose it sooner than Adam. Most people don’t know Kris won AI in the first place. They think Adam did. LLWD is great for Kris. He had such a small AI fabase but his sales show that he has reached way beyond his “core” AI fans.

  87. I would guess whether or not “Idol” get used in intros depends less on who is being introduced and more on who’s doing the intro (whether or not they want to promote “Idol”) and to whom the introduction is directed (an audience that would/wouldn’t relate to “Idol”).

  88. I wonder if AOL forgot that Kris’s session was suppose to go up today or there just running alittle late. They did say the 22st right?

  89. ‘American Idol’s’ David Cook celebrates his birthday with cookie dough

    I love cookie dough! In ice cream or not. And a happy birthday to Neal f’ing Tiemann and Jordin Sparks!

  90. ilovekrisallen39
    12/22/2009 at 2:11 pm

    I wonder if AOL forgot that Kris’s session was suppose to go up today or there just running alittle late. They did say the 22st right?

    I wonder what time they usually put these up?

  91. Yep! Kris is *supposed* to be on the AOL Sessions today. I’ve been checking all day.

    On another note, NY Post has their Top 209 song from 2009. Kris’ LLWD is #44 and Adam’s FYE is #133!

    Daughtry and Jordin Sparks are on there, too. Those are the only ones I saw, but I might have missed some. Congrats to all the Idols on the list!

  92. I suppose it’s just the opinion of the NY Post, but LLWD being #44 on that list of 209 songs is pretty darn good, if you ask me (right behind Lily Allen’s F*ck You, at #43. lol). Surrounded by Kings Of Leon’s Use Somebody (#42), The All American Rejects’ Gives You Hell (#39), and John Mayer’s Who Says (#47). I’ll take that. Good job, Kris. And congratualtions to the other idols who made the list, too.

  93. I just looked on the AOL music sessions (I guess this is where they would be) and it said they are having technical difficulties.

  94. Idols on the NYPost list

    44. Live Like We’re Dying ‘“ Kris Allen
    69. Already Gone ‘“ Kelly Clarkson
    107. ‘Emergency (911)’  ‘“ Jordin Sparks’ ¦.eh?
    133. For Your Entertainment ‘“ Adam Lambert

    Even Glee made the list:
    119. Don’t Stop Believin’ ‘“ Glee

    Did I miss any?

    Chris Daughtry!

    LADY GAGA COVERED

    58. ‘Poker Face,’  Chris Daughtry

    This acoustic cover sheds a raw melodic light on Gaga’s clubby hit.

  95. Will we ever get to see Kris and Allison’s CD sales from last week?

  96. Will we ever get to see Kris and Allison’s CD sales from last week?

    I’m pretty sure Soundscan will have it tomorrow. If I’m wrong feel free to correct me.

  97. F.Y.E. on F.O.X.
    Share
    Today at 10:14am
    Starting today, look out for FOX TV promos highlighting their January line-up featuring Adam Lambert’s “For Your Entertainment”!

    This was on Adam’s Facebook page.

  98. Haha, I was wondering who the funny looking dark-haired girl beside him could be until I suddenly realised it’s Andy Skib.

    LOL! That’s just Andy and his Prell-worthy hair. He’s adorable. My mom loves him, when I took her to a couple shows with me she kept asking about the cute brown-haired boy. Made me giggle :)

  99. I just saw this over on ontd_ai….

    There is a rumored tracklisting for the next volume of Disney’s Disneymania series. Three of these tracks are
    Jordin Sparks – Colors of The Wind (confirmed by Disney), Kris Allen – When She Loved Me, and David Cook – I’m Still Here.

    There are also Rumors that Archie will be on the disk as well.

    Maybe this is the cover song Kris was in the studio recording recently?

  100. ross
    12/22/2009 at 3:07 pm
    I suppose it’s just the opinion of the NY Post, but LLWD being #44 on that list of 209 songs is pretty darn good, if you ask me (right behind Lily Allen’s F*ck You, at #43. lol). Surrounded by Kings Of Leon’s Use Somebody (#42), The All American Rejects’ Gives You Hell (#39), and John Mayer’s Who Says (#47). I’ll take that. Good job, Kris. And congratualtions to the other idols who made the list, too.

    For those who didn’t scroll to the end of the list, perhaps this note was missed:

    * No. 1 song notwithstanding, the songs do not appear in any particular order.

  101. That’s interesting. Why bother with a number then? LOL Oh, well, to be on the list at all is pretty good anyway!

  102. * No. 1 song notwithstanding, the songs do not appear in any particular order.

    Hmmm, maybe it’s just the order the songs came to mind…;). Oh well, nice to see the idols there. :D

  103. I just saw this over on ontd_ai’ ¦.

    There is a rumored tracklisting for the next volume of Disney’s Disneymania series. Three of these tracks are
    Jordin Sparks ‘“ Colors of The Wind (confirmed by Disney), Kris Allen ‘“ When She Loved Me, and David Cook ‘“ I’m Still Here.

    There are also Rumors that Archie will be on the disk as well.

    Maybe this is the cover song Kris was in the studio recording recently?

    All 3 of the past winners and 1 of the runners-up? They should get Blake and Adam to record something also though the image that’s putting in my head is ridiculous. I actually am even having trouble with the Cook image – it’s something I can see for Jordin, Kris and Archie easily but not so much Cook.

  104. I actually am even having trouble with the Cook image ‘“ it’s soemthing I can see for Jordin, Kris and Archie easily but not so much Cook.

    I’m a Cook fan. He loves Disney and kids! :D

  105. * No. 1 song notwithstanding, the songs do not appear in any particular order.

    LOL, and this after all the numerous comments on the rankings…

  106. Well, I’m getting ready to leave for the evening, so hopefully the AOL sessions will be up when I get home.

  107. All 3 of the past winners and 1 of the runners-up? They should get Blake and Adam to record something also

    UMMMM! No Just NO! Adam does not do Disney! Big image problem there! It is great for Jordin and Kris cause they fit the Disney image but NOT Adam or Cook!

  108. It’s just kind of funny to me that Kris seems to have lost the AI label sooner then Adam.

    That’s just silly (or wishful thinking). None of them will EVER lose the AI label. No matter how many faces Adam puts in his crotch or how many singles Kris sells. Kelly Clarkson is still the first AI winner, eight years later and millions of records sold.

    I’m glad that Adam seems fine with it. I think Kris might be fine with it too.

  109. I’m a Cook fan. He loves Disney and kids!

    I know that – I’m a Cook fan as well, there’s just something about Cook being on Disneymania that seems funny to me.

    ETA: alaadam, Cook is rumored to be on this already.

  110. I know that ‘“ I’m a Cook fan as well, there’s just something about Cook being on Disneymania that seems funny to me.

    It’s funny… but I’d still buy it. Hee! I’m starved for the voice. :) And my kids would be thrilled… they love him.

  111. It’s funny’ ¦ but I’d still buy it. Hee! I’m starved for the voice.

    I’m so buying it for either Cook or Kris so both is a bonus for me :)

  112. It’s just kind of funny to me that Kris seems to have lost the AI label sooner then Adam. I know on SYTYCD that Kat Deeley didn’t introduce Kris with the idol label either

    I doubt AI would try to get rid of the notion that Kris won Season 8. I think AI is as proud of him as any of the other winners/contestants.

  113. I doubt AI would try to get rid of the notion that Kris won Season 8. I think AI is as proud of him as any of the other winners/contestants.

    Well, they aren’t very proud of some of their winners *coughTAYLORcough*, but Kris is apparently viable on radio based on LLWD success so I would imagine they won’t have the same problem with him.

  114. Kris Allen ‘“ When She Loved Me

    From Toy Story? Written by one of my favourites, Randy Newman. Sung by Sarah McLachlan for the original movie soundtrack. BTW I saw the trailer for Toy Story 3 and it looks fantastic (which is a bit redundant to say since it’s from Pixar). The song was nominated for the Best Song Oscar, but lost to “You’ll Be In My Heart” from Disney’s Tarzan.

    Jordin Sparks ‘“ Colors of The Wind

    From Pocahontas. Was the Best Original Song Oscar winner that year. Vanessa Williams sang the version that was sent to radio and it went to 4 on the Hot 100

    David Cook ‘“ I’m Still Here.

    This is from the Treasure Planet soundtrack. It was written by Johnny Rzeznik from the Goo Goo Dolls who also sang it on the soundtrack. Sounds like it’s got a good provenance.

  115. which is a bit redundant to say since it’s from Pixar

    I’m a fan of Pixar but I think Up is disappointing.

  116. Oh BeckyMD, I’m so lame – I loved Up.

    Also, the Toy Story ride at Hollywood Studios in Orlando is awesome. Just thought I’d point that out :).

  117. Kris Allen ‘“ When She Loved Me

    From Toy Story? Written by one of my favourites, Randy Newman. Sung by Sarah McLachlan for the original movie soundtrack.

    I cry like the biggest sap when I hear that song.

    Kris will do a great job, I’m sure. He does that kind of tender, wistful song so well.

  118. Thanks for posting the video, Kirsten. I agree that Cook will do a good job with that song. I had never heard it before. Truthfully, I haven’t heard any of the three songs before. My kids are from the “Lion King” era of Disney. I think Toy Story is the only one of the three movies we’ve seen and I don’t remember the song.

  119. When does Disney tend to put out their compilations?

    brb buying stock in Kleenex

  120. Oh BeckyMD, I’m so lame ‘“ I loved Up.

    I’m lame too, I loved Up too.
    “Squirrel!”
    “That’s my Mom’s FAVOURITE game!”

    Anybody can be disappointed in any given movie (not every movie is going to jive with everybody), but the Tomatometer for Up is at 98% and there is a lot of Oscar buzz for this movie. And it’s one of the biggest movies of the year. So we aren’t alone in our lameness.

  121. Kris Allen ‘“ When She Loved Me

    From Toy Story?

    The song from Toy Story 2 is When Somebody Loved Me. If that’s the song, I’m interested in how Kris will sing it.

    BTW Here is the Johnny Rzeznik video for ‘I’m Still Here’ .

    I think Cook will do a cool version of this. It seems up his alley.

    I agree. Too much so that it’s kind too predictable how Cook will sing it.

    SpenserJ, Up and Wall-E were the only movies I didn’t went crazy love. Too cute for my taste I guess. I loved Cars and was really mad when Happy Feet won over the Oscar that year.

  122. I still think Lion King is the best Disney movie ever, i remember watching it a lot when i was a child. Now i want to go and watch it, i think i have a DVD here somewhere.

  123. Oh, I LOVE Cars. Obviously, I’m Pixar’s bitch.

    Soundtrack-wise, The Little Mermaid is still my favorite. I was 19 when that movie came out, and I actually owned the soundtrack. I’d play it in my car when I was alone like it was porn or something LOL.

    Now, I have it on my iPod for the 5 year old. She thinks Ariel even sings better than Miley! That’s a pretty high compliment from her.

  124. Thank you Kirsten for that video!

    I don’t care if it is Disney, David embraced the Mouse ever since he sang the crap out of When You Wish Upon a Star (LOOVVVE!), he’s had many adorably cheesy photo ops in Disneyworld…and weeee a new song!!!11!

    All 3 of the past winners and 1 of the runners-up? They should get Blake and Adam to record something also though the image that’s putting in my head is ridiculous

    Considering the latest ABC mess and how Disney and ABC are attched at the hip, somehow I doubt Adam would be on a list for Disney anything.

  125. The song from Toy Story 2 is When Somebody Loved Me. If that’s the song, I’m interested in how Kris will sing it.

    I thought it was titled “When Somebody Loved Me”, but I just checked the track listing for the Toy Story 2 soundtrack and it’s listed as “When She Loved Me”.

    I’ll be surprised if nothing from “The Princess and the Frog” gets nominated. Randy Newman did a great job with Jazz and Zydeco in that one. It’s got four songs eligible according to the EW list.

  126. I love Disney, I love Pixar, and I’m cool with DC being involved in this, if true.

    David Cook ‘“ I’m Still Here.

    This is from the Treasure Planet soundtrack. It was written by Johnny Rzeznik from the Goo Goo Dolls who also sang it on the soundtrack. Sounds like it’s got a good provenance.

    Seems solid choice for DC. I love animated films, so I’m surprised I’ve NEVER heard of Treasure Planet. Anyway, I hope it happens cuz I can’t say no to a new Cook song ;). I agree that DC seems to love Disney and kids, and Radio Disney has been good to him. He has a lot of young fans, and as an AI winner, whose image and clips are used as part of the AI Experience ride at Disney, his tie with the Mouse won’t go away soon. Whatevs, lots of “regular” artists do side little things that are kid-friendly, etc. and it doesn’t mean that’s their regular sound or anything. Heck, Madonna wrote children’s books, right? Anyway, I’m just surprised Carrie isn’t tapped for this project.

  127. That “I’m Still Here” song already sounds a bit like a David Cook song. It will be interesting to see if he can rework this one significantly.

  128. So I’m hearing this will come out around March 20? Does that sound right?

  129. David Cook ‘“ I’m Still Here.

    This is from the Treasure Planet soundtrack. It was written by Johnny Rzeznik from the Goo Goo Dolls who also sang it on the soundtrack. Sounds like it’s got a good provenance.

    Although not too keen on Disney for him, Johhny Rzeznnik is a good guy to cover. Johnny also wrote Declaration with David and Greg Wattenberg of FFF.

  130. BTW Here is the Johnny Rzeznik video for ‘I’m Still Here’ .

    I think Cook will do a cool version of this. It seems up his alley.

    Now I’m sitting here imagining that with Cookie’s voice. Gimme, gimme, gimme. (I love Johnny Rzeznik too, but gimme more Cookie).

    I need to get to watching some animated movies, we’ve gotten behind. My kids are into Walking with the Dinosaurs, lol. Lion King I think is my all time favorite animated movie… love me some Disney :)

  131. Seems solid choice for DC. I love animated films, so I’m surprised I’ve NEVER heard of Treasure Planet.

    It’s an updated version of Treasure Island. Not bad, I enjoyed it, but I can’t even remember that there were any song in that film. It sounds like a song David Cook can sing better than Johnny Rzeznik though. I’m curious, why don’t they use the original? The version of Hallellujah from Shrek was originally John Cale, but they use the one by Rufus Wainwright on the soundtrack. Perhaps it’s something they do a lot for animated films? Or is this meant to be an album of covers?

  132. UMMMM! No Just NO! Adam does not do Disney! Big image problem there! It is great for Jordin and Kris cause they fit the Disney image but NOT Adam

    Have to agree with you here, alaadam. “Knowing” and loving Adam as I do, this is just not his thang! After all, he isn’t a babysitter, you know…… ;)

  133. brb buying stock in Kleenex

    Oh, yes. I can totally hear Kris singing When She Loved Me in my head right now, and I’m a little choked up. The real thing will have me a weepy mess.

  134. Now I’m sitting here imagining that with Cookie’s voice. Gimme, gimme, gimme. (I love Johnny Rzeznik too, but gimme more Cookie).

    Plus it’s in my favorite range for Cook’s voice.

  135. Have to agree with you here, alaadam. ‘Knowing’  and loving Adam as I do, this is just not his thang! After all, he isn’t a babysitter, you know’ ¦’ ¦

    I’m not so sure about that. This is something a lot of artists do knowing that it’s made for children. It’s no different than Jason Mraz singing the Rainbow Connection, or artists licensing their songs to Kidzbop. It’s not about rock cred – it’s about producing art for children. And, Adam is clearly a believer in children & the arts.

    Plus, there are a bunch of Disney songs that would actually suit Adam quite well. I’m not at all convinced that he would say no to something like this, if asked.

    On another note, all of this talk about Disney soundtracks always reminds me of the fact that Randy Newman is one super-talented songwriter.

  136. Cook and Disney? Ooookay – not something I’d have predicted, but if there’s one thing about Mr Cook, he does things his own way, whatever the credibility police might think: and I kind of love that about him.

    Besides, I’m sure there was a conversation, not so long ago, where some of us said we’d literally buy anything…anything…

    Maybe he’s testing us? :lol

  137. Uh Ok – that’s not your typical Disney song then. Actually I kind of like it.
    See, I am a loony. But, I’m still not sure that I can buy a Disney album? Where would that fit in on my shelves?! :lol

  138. Besides, I’m sure there was a conversation, not so long ago, where some of us said we’d literally buy anything’ ¦anything’ ¦

    Maybe he’s testing us? :lol

    Haha. I distinctly remember saying I’d buy a Veggie Tales song.

    He is testing us!

  139. I distinctly remember saying I’d buy a Veggie Tales song.

    I’m still waiting for it!

  140. I agree that DC seems to love Disney and kids, and Radio Disney has been good to him. He has a lot of young fans, and as an AI winner, whose image and clips are used as part of the AI Experience ride at Disney, his tie with the Mouse won’t go away soon.

    Exactly. I don’t know why him doing anything Disney seems so shocking when he’s actually done LOTS with Disney since he won. I dont see this being any different than Radio Disney playing his singles. They gave all 3 lots of spins so the audience knows him.

  141. I love David’s When You Wish Upon a Star, which Trina mentioned earlier:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfYK_0LfEJc

    He looks pretty comfortable here too, so I’m not sure how it’s a surprise that he’d be involved with Disney:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrPoDsBZtDo

    He also took his nieces, nephews, and Lyndsey Rose to Disney World in August, and photos of it were splashed around. Some of the Disney movie soundtrack songs are really good songs. It’ll be great to hear what David does with I’m Still Here, though I don’t really care if he reworks it. I just love hearing his voice. Cool rearrangements are just a bonus. Same goes for Kris.

  142. See, I am a loony. But, I’m still not sure that I can buy a Disney album? Where would that fit in on my shelves?! :lol

    I’m a loony too. But not loony enough to buy a whole Disney album! I hope I can just buy that one song off of it. Besides if my friends saw I had a Disney album they might start second guessing me. I try to project a “cool” image. Not lame.

  143. Adam is clearly a believer in children & the arts.

    Plus, there are a bunch of Disney songs that would actually suit Adam quite well. I’m not at all convinced that he would say no to something like this, if asked.

    Yes, I definitely agree that Adam loves children and wants them to have all of the available resources that will encourage and promote their creativity. He feels very strongly about this. As a teacher myself, I totally applaud his efforts here. On the other hand, Disney songs do not seem to be his performance style. I’m sure Adam would be the first to acknowledge this. You are right in that he would most likely not say “no” to an offer, but I highly doubt he will receive such an offer for this reason.

  144. He also took his nieces, nephews, and Lyndsey Rose to Disney World in August, and photos of it were splashed around.

    Totally. Not getting the BZZZUH!WTF? here at all. Dave loves Disney, and Disney loves Dave.

    Plus, isn’t it just a rumor? Just wait until the Cook fandom, now concerned about “cred,” melts down over the “snub” when he’s not on the tracklist for the Disneymania thing. Sigh.

  145. Picture of David Cook b-day party via People.com (adorable)
    http://img2.timeinc.net/people/i/2010/news/100104/david-cook-320.jpg

    Honestly, you people were wondering about the blonde girl? And no one squeed about Monty being there too?!? Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!!

    Seriously though. Neal, Andy and Monty all flew to KC to celebrate with DC on his birthday? How adorable is that? They just spent like 10 months on the road living with the guy on a freaking stinky bus, and not two weeks later they fly into KC to hang with him for his birthday? I heart these guys so much!! He’s lucky to have such good buds.

  146. Sorry, but anybody who launched his career on American Idol is, by definition, not too important to do a great Disney cover.

    It seems to me (assuming all this is true) that they’re picking some great Disney songs, so it’s win-win, IMHO. Anything from the Tarzan soundtrack? I blubbered like a baby listening to that one. (Especially moving for parents of adopted children.) But Sarah McLachlan singing “When She Loved Me” is my absolute favorite. I waited years to get that song off her B-Sides album because I refused to pay for the entire Toy Story 2 soundtrack. And I actually own Treasure Planet! Not my kids’ favorite, but they watched it for sure. Have to go dig it out now! :-)

    (And the most under-rated of all the Pixar movies was A Bug’s Life. One of my all-time favorites!)

  147. OK. More Disney “coolness”: Last year, Disney released an album called “Nightmare revisited” and somehow managed to convince all these rock/alt-rock groups to play on it. The only cover I’m familiar with is Amy Lee’s, which is pretty good. I do think a lot of the songs are still taylored for kids though.
    1. Overture ‘“ DeVotchka
    2. Opening ‘“ Danny Elfman
    3. This Is Halloween ‘“ Marilyn Manson
    4. Jack’s Lament ‘“ All American Rejects
    5. Doctor Finkelstein/In The Forest ‘“ Amiina
    6. What’s This? – Flyleaf
    7. Town Meeting Song ‘“ Polyphonic Spree
    8. Jack And Sally Montage ‘“ The Vitamin String Quartet
    9. Jack’s Obsession – Sparklehorse
    10. Kidnap The Sandy Claws – Korn
    11. Making Christmas ‘“ Rise Against
    12. Nabbed ‘“ Yoshida Brothers
    13. Sally’s Song ‘“ Amy Lee
    14. Christmas Eve Montage ‘“ RJD2
    15. Poor Jack ‘“ Plain White Ts
    16. To The Rescue ‘“ Datarock
    17. Finale/Reprise ‘“ Shiny Toy Guns
    18. Closing ‘“ Danny Elfman
    19. End Title ‘“ The Album Leaf
    20. Oogie Boogie’s Song ‘“ Rodrigo y Gabriela

  148. This will be the 8th edition Disneymania CD (I think). I’ve bought a couple for my kids. I don’t think they’ve ever really sold more than Gold, and they’re not heavily marketed. People outside of parents of small children probably do not know they exist. So, your friends might not recognize it on your shelf :).

    They’ve used AI people on them before too, like Clay, Kimberly Locke & Elliott. I actually get Disney e-mails to the address I set up for the “kid stuff”. I could have sworn that they announced at one point that Carrie Underwood would be on the 2010 edition. But, I could have just imagined that.

    (And the most under-rated of all the Pixar movies was A Bug’s Life. One of my all-time favorites!)

    Now we’re talkin’! That’s a great movie.

  149. Honestly, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — Kris isn’t really all that “Disney”. He isn’t nearly as innocent as some like to think he is. Case in point — if you are an ontd_ai member, go check out the thread they have up on what was in Kris’ bag this summer when some random guy tweeted about running into him in NYC this summer…

  150. Keel said

    Seriously though. Neal, Andy and Monty all flew to KC to celebrate with DC on his birthday? How adorable is that? They just spent like 10 months on the road living with the guy on a freaking stinky bus, and not two weeks later they fly into KC to hang with him for his birthday? I heart these guys so much!! He’s lucky to have such good buds.

    Oh that is so true. you just nailed why I follow this guy and his band (in addition to the music, of course) David is there w/ his niece & nephews and all, and there are 4/5 of The Anthemic! Love it.

  151. Honestly, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again ‘” Kris isn’t really all that ‘Disney’ .

    Disney is an entertainment giant. While they’re best known for the family friendly stuff, not everything they do is squeaky clean. Recording something as a favor to Disney does not turn someone into Selena Gomez. Just ask Elton John :).

    Danny’s album cover is lulz-worthy. I always forget how much I hate those glasses until I click on a picture of him. Am I the only one weirded out by a widower singing a song titled “My Best Days are Ahead of Me”? It’s like, “Sorry Late Wife. We had some good times, but they’re not nearly as good as my imaginary future.”

  152. Honestly, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again ‘” Kris isn’t really all that ‘Disney’ . He isn’t nearly as innocent as some like to think he is.

    GirlyGirl, I don’t really follow Kris closely, but IMO he projects a very “un-idol” and “non-Disney” vibe. More than any other winner or runner up that I can think of. And I mean that in neither a positive or negative way. I just think that if he does well, people will disassociate him from idol more readily than most other contestants.

  153. Case in point ‘” if you are an ontd_ai member, go check out the thread they have up on what was in Kris’ bag this summer when some random guy tweeted about running into him in NYC this summer’ ¦

    Oh, don’t make me have to exert any energy, please. Just tell us what was in the bag, LOL!

    I equate this Disney thing as being akin to getting a guest spot on Sesame Street. Hell, I discovered Jon Stewart and David Alan Grier on Elmopalooza of all places. (Another classic, BTW!) Shawn Colvin appears on that singing “I Don’t Want to Live on the Moon” with Ernie. It’s, as my kids would say, the shiznits!

    I’d put my foot down with Barney, but Sesame Street and Disney are a-okay with me. And don’t forget a lot of these artists have kids of their own, and most of them are gonna get their fill of Disney one way or the other.

  154. I fianlly listened to some of Allison’s songs, and I LOVED “Scars”. I got goosebumps with that girls voice. Good stuff!

  155. LOL, can someone share what was in Kris’s bag??? Of course, now I am dying to know.

  156. I am sure Adam could do a Disney song well. It is not like he performed FYE on Blues Clues.

  157. I do actually think Allison’s album cover was great, no argument there. (Adam’s was just ~odd, and giving a cabaret vibe I thought he was wanting to avoid. Kris’s to me made him look about 40 years old.)

    But I love Danny’s also, really they are putting together a very nice image for him coming out of his professional photo shoot pics.

  158. mmb
    12/22/2009 at 6:00 pm
    http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/popwrap/popwrap_entertainers_of_the_year_bFltvqVkH8Yea71xTixhqK?photo_num=6

    Adam No. 8 on NY Post PopWrap Entertainers of the year’ ¦nice write up too

    Actually, he’s #6 (as if it makes a lot of difference..LOL…just love numbers!). So, again an addition to an already long list of Adam’s achievements. I’m expecting more in days to come…

    With regards to Disney, I can see Adam singing “Can You Feel The Love Tonight”.

  159. dannygokey: A video of me singing O Holy Night & Now posted on USA Today. Tell me what u think http://content.usatoday.com/communities/idolchatter/index
    16 minutes ago from web

    That has got to be one of the performances that had an established Nashville writer exclaiming how great Danny was after that performance at Sony, and another writing a blog asking if Danny was “too good” a singer for country music. Lol!

  160. Danny’s album cover is lulz-worthy. I always forget how much I hate those glasses until I click on a picture of him. Am I the only one weirded out by a widower singing a song titled ‘My Best Days are Ahead of Me’ ? It’s like, ‘Sorry Late Wife. We had some good times, but they’re not nearly as good as my imaginary future.’ 

    No, you’re not the only one as I feel the same. :)

  161. I actually like Danny’s album cover best of S8. I think he looks cute. Go figure.

    The single cover was atrocious though.

  162. I’d put my foot down with Barney, but Sesame Street and Disney are a-okay with me.

    Yes, I’d draw the line at Barney, too! But Sesame Street and Disney–esp. Pixar–are awesome. The Muppets, as well!

  163. I agree that Allison’s cover is the most beautiful of S08. When I first saw Adam’s cover I was shocked. But, I have to say, after I heard the music, I thougth his cover was genius. It totally fits with the music. I can’t explain what it is. It’s just a feel. That cover feels right for me. It’s the right cover. Kris’ cover it’s just ordinary. I not even gonna comment on Danny’s cover ’cause I don’t like him, and I just couldn’t care less.

  164. OK, now I remember how much I loved that little When You Wish Upon a Star snippet with happy going to Disney World Dave. And his Disney Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas… I love excuses to watch more David Cook.

    I equate this Disney thing as being akin to getting a guest spot on Sesame Street. Hell, I discovered Jon Stewart and David Alan Grier on Elmopalooza of all places. (Another classic, BTW!) Shawn Colvin appears on that singing ‘I Don’t Want to Live on the Moon’  with Ernie. It’s, as my kids would say, the shiznits!

    Biz Markie was on Yo Gabba Gabba… and Jack Black… and many more. And I love the Goo Goo Dolls singing Slide with Elmo :)

  165. Allison totally wins for best cover of S8, hands down.

    Guess this proves the point that an album cover has no relation to how well an album sales.

  166. With regards to Disney, I can see Adam singing ‘Can You Feel The Love Tonight’ .

    You know, it’s beautiful, and I can see it as well!

  167. Allison totally wins for best cover of S8, hands down.

    Guess this proves the point that an album cover has no relation to how well an album sales.

    Unlike books, albums are not judged by the cover.

    So funny considering how people spazzed about Adam’s cover.
    I love that cover, he’s so pretty on it. I loved how his SYTYCD performance had him surrounded by the cover. It fit so well with the overall performance.

  168. Danny’s cover looks like an ad for an eyewear company. Maybe he’s shooting for a twofer.

  169. “Well that isn’t as bad as Adam’s, because few are that bad’ ¦but that’s not a good cover.”
    —————————————————–
    I’m probably in the definate minority, but I love Adam’s cover. Maybe it’s because I’m old enough to remember buying glam rock vinyl records in the early 70’s. I have fond memories of saving babysitting money and buying Bowie, TRex, Alice Cooper and Queen. Slumber parties would always include many hours of us teenage girls laying spread out on the floor studying those huge covers and memorizing every detail. Parents in the other room yelling at us to “turn that horrible music down”. Adam’s cover…and his music for that matter….bring that all back in my mind and takes me to a happy place. :)

  170. Danny’s cover looks like an ad for an eyewear company. Maybe he’s shooting for a twofer.

    I don’t think he needs to. His lawyers had a contract with somebody for review before he even got off the AI tour. It was a little hard to hear, but in one of Danny’s morning show appearances in LA or Atlanta recently, they had a side question to him where it sounded as if Danny was saying he did have a deal in place now.

    Danny looks good in glasses, although I think his fans like it best when he takes them on and off when he’s on stage or in pics. Best of both worlds lol.

  171. Am I the only one weirded out by a widower singing a song titled ‘My Best Days are Ahead of Me’ ? It’s like, ‘Sorry Late Wife. We had some good times, but they’re not nearly as good as my imaginary future.’ 

    To be weirded out, I think I’d have to not understand the tenets of the Christian faith. I’m not religious but I know the fundamentals. And even if I didn’t, I think even a superficial understanding of Danny’s devotion to SHF would assuage any concern that Danny does not consider his love and respect for Sophia to be a part of his future. He’ll go on to find a wife and have children I’m sure, but Sophia will always be part of him, and according to his faith, she is in a better place than this and he will see her again one day.

    About his album cover, I think he looks really good and I like it.

    steph6449, I watched the video from USA Today. Wow, that was so beautiful! I keep hoping he’ll make a Christmas album next year.

  172. “I’m probably in the definate minority, but I love Adam’s cover. Maybe it’s because I’m old enough to remember buying glam rock vinyl records in the early 70’s. I have fond memories of saving babysitting money and buying Bowie, TRex, Alice Cooper and Queen.”

    I’m old enough also to remember these groups but the only one I was into was Queen & not because of the way Freddie looked. It was because of the music & the way Queen worked together as a band!! I never liked the “glam” part of music even then – still doesn’t impress me so definitely Adam’s cover was a “turn off ” for me !!
    I can’t say about Danny’s as the photo isn’t available for us outside the US!!!

  173. Uh oh. From twitter.

    @thedavidcook Happy birthday, @nealfingtiemann. Back to bed. Damn flu.

  174. I see no problem with Danny and the title My Best Days are ahead of me. I mean honestly who would say my best days were in the past, you always look forward in the hopes that things will be better. Considering what he dealt with in the past 2 years all of this has got to be seen as an improvement. The past is something you always live with but the future is only as good as you make it, and he trying the best way he can.

    On the glasses issue, I am proud of him always wearing his, now days everyone wants to be seen as perfect without any imperfections, so they wear their contacts and wallk around miserable all day. As PROUD glasses wearer I’m glad that someone has decided that having not perfect vision is nothing to be ashamed of but something that can be used as a fashion statement. Plus if his label stylist didn’t like him in the glasses he wouldn’t have them on, because he has very nice eyes.

  175. Anyone know if there’s an update on what going on with Kris’ AOL Sessions? Are they going to get posted tonight?

  176. I was out Christmas shopping (still not done) I’ll put up danny’s album cover now….

  177. The pic on Danny’s cover was alright till someone decided to whiten his forehead and hair for whatever reason.

  178. seriously
    12/22/2009 at 8:41 pm

    Uh oh. From twitter.

    @thedavidcook Happy birthday, @nealfingtiemann. Back to bed. Damn flu.

    Aww, bb’s sick. I wonder if he was sick on his birthday and that’s why he said he was turning in at 10pm. That would suck.

    ETA: I don’t think Danny’s cover is that bad. It’s just a picture of him. Which I guess would make it bad enough for some people *snerk*.

  179. mj
    12/22/2009 at 8:56 pm

    I was out Christmas shopping (still not done) I’ll put up danny’s album cover now’ ¦.

    What did ya get us!. :lol: J/K Was it crazy out there. Did you see a lot of cd purchasing? Where all the Idol Albums stocked?

  180. @thedavidcook Happy birthday, @nealfingtiemann. Back to bed. Damn flu.

    Aw, poor Cookie! Goes through the tour like an iron man… and gets a break and has the flu.

  181. tierbee – “Aw, poor Cookie! Goes through the tour like an iron man’ ¦ and gets a break and has the flu.”

    Aw – exactly what I was thinking.

  182. Did you see a lot of cd purchasing? Where all the Idol Albums stocked?

    LMAO. If I ran an Idol blog, you wouldn’t be able to pay me to go anywhere near anything Idol related on my time off. MJ, for your own sanity, I truly hope you don’t know the answer to that question. :D

  183. Aw, poor Cookie! Goes through the tour like an iron man’ ¦ and gets a break and has the flu.

    That’s a sign of someone who is working too hard. Used to get that when I was young – not sick at all during school days, but come holiday time, and I get laid up in bed with all kinds of illness. It probably means that most of the time the body is just relying on adrenalin and running at the physiological limit, and when it starts relaxing and the system unwinds, without the burst of energy that comes from all the work, that’s when the holes in the bodily defenses become apparent.

  184. I love that cover

    me too

    Danny’s cover looks like an ad for an eyewear company. Maybe he’s shooting for a twofer.

    lol .to me,his cover ok.nothing special-but not bad.

    mj
    12/22/2009 at 8:56 pm
    I was out Christmas shopping (still not done) I’ll put up danny’s album cover now’ ¦.

    cool .hope u had fun(as much as u can have Christmas shopping) lol.I bought a few things for my family(using my dad’s credit card) for my family and I paid waaay too much for shippingand handling,from Amazon,so thy got here today.my dad hasn’t even thought about my Christmas present yet…:(((( [except for saying he will never waste a penny on Adam.hmmm it’s gonna be hard to ind something I actually like)

  185. AOL Radio added a lot of cuts from Adam’s and Kris’ albums to its Pop Idols channel today — Bring It Back just came on!

  186. 8 pm Pacific time iTunes update

    songs
    #23 LLWD (up 1 from this morning)
    #48 WWFM (up 2 from this morning)
    #125 FYE
    #205 MBD (Danny’s single)
    (FIBOU is not in Top 1000)

    albums

    #72 (deluxe) & #125 FYE
    #155 Kris Allen
    #545 (standard) & #771 (deluxe) Just Like You

  187. I just bought Allison’s Album and I think it’s very good. Hope she has better numbers this week.

  188. Anyone know if there’s an update on what going on with Kris’ AOL Sessions? Are they going to get posted tonight?

    What? No sessions yet? What’s going on? fricken fracken phooie!!!

  189. i’m like others and would like to know what was in Kris”s bag? :D
    I looked at ontd_ai and didn’t see nothing
    gg?

  190. Anyone know if there’s an update on what going on with Kris’ AOL Sessions? Are they going to get posted tonight?

    I’m missing Kris already.
    Isn’t he supposed to sing ” O Holly Night ” ?
    Well, three more days and it will be too late. :(

  191. I’d put my foot down with Barney, but Sesame Street and Disney are a-okay with me. And don’t forget a lot of these artists have kids of their own, and most of them are gonna get their fill of Disney one way or the other.

    Yeah, that and Tella Tubbies (Sp?). LOL.

  192. Haha. I distinctly remember saying I’d buy a Veggie Tales song.

    He is testing us!

    Kris and DC on the same Disney album? Oh I’ll be buying it!!! And maybe my kids can listen to it once in while. LOL! (J/K). I’ll buy, but yeah my kids will enjoy too! ;)

  193. I’m lame too, I loved Up too.
    ‘Squirrel!’ 
    ‘That’s my Mom’s FAVOURITE game!’ 

    Anybody can be disappointed in any given movie (not every movie is going to jive with everybody), but the Tomatometer for Up is at 98% and there is a lot of Oscar buzz for this movie. And it’s one of the biggest movies of the year. So we aren’t alone in our lameness.

    Oh man am I ever so lame!!! Not only did I miss this entire conversation…”Squirrel!”…I seem to be the only one here watching, waiting for AOL sessions while reading and posting!!

    I just hope the rumors are true because I’m ready to buy Disneymania!!!

  194. Kris’ publicist (Gina Orr) just tweeted that ris’ AOL Sessions have been delayed and that they would let us know when they were posted. Hopefully something tomorrow.

    And as for what was in Kris’ bag, there was a whole twitter discussion about it earlier today. You can look on the twitter of the person who posted the original tweet back in August (tfriedlich) if you can’t see the ontd_ai thread and really care. It’s still nothing but a twitter rumor of course — but it wouldn’t surprise me if it were true. Because as I’ve said before, Kris isn’t all that innocent or vanilla…

  195. Heh, I was just going to ask about the AOL sessions… thanks girlygirl.

    How about Alisons? Are they still down?

    Someone is whispering in my ear that WWFM is at #46 on itunes. That’s the highest position so far.

  196. Kris’ publicist (Gina Orr) just tweeted that ris’ AOL Sessions have been delayed and that they would let us know when they were posted. Hopefully something tomorrow.

    So nice of her to let us know…so late. I hope they are posted tomorrow. No indication of the delay?

    Girlygirl, as always thanks for keeping us updated. You rock! G’night all!

  197. Ratna12
    12/23/2009 at 12:37 am

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUqS0EUlD6Q

    Is this for a commercial or something ?
    He is perfect for a guitar commercial.

    I love Kris! So cool! There is an earlier post here on the thread that has all of the peeps demoing the tiger…something or other. Andrew, Kris’s lead is at the top. Kris is about half way down the pg. They’re both awesome (and so cute) on in this! For some reason I just Can’t Stay Away! ;)

    Okay G’night for real!

  198. Matt performed tonight in Nashville, I guess it was mostly before friends and family of the various performers? But at least one fan went, and she posted video of this new song that Matt wrote with JT Harding

    Hopefully MJ will put up new thread for this and any other videos this girl posts (there should be at least one more)

    I like the song and Matt is great on the piano as always. But unless he sends this to jazz/blues stations, I don’t know where it would fit on the radio. Maybe AC? I don’t know if I could see Top 40 or Hot AC stations playing this.

    Still, it is great to see Matt working so hard on writing new material and getting it out there. Hopefully someone will take a chance on signing him — maybe a smaller label that does jazzy/bluesy stuff? I think he would kill it on a small club tour, because he’s really engaging live.

    Anyway, here’s link

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMqEew7EnDs

  199. saga

    I think WWFM got to #38 on iTunes after his SYTYCD appearance last week

  200. Plus, isn’t it just a rumor? Just wait until the Cook fandom, now concerned about ‘cred,’  melts down over the ‘snub’  when he’s not on the tracklist for the Disneymania thing. Sigh.

    :Lol

    It’ll be the end, I tell you…the end.

    Personally, I reckon we all just enjoy the angst…

  201. LOL fadetowhite… I have always wondered why fandom is so angsty for some people. Personally for me, fandom is a way to escape the stress of real life for a little bit. When someone is upset about the opportunities someone is, or is not getting, I always think back to where these kids were before AI. They are getting the opportunities of their lifetimes. It is up to them to make the most of it. This is why I love the new AI commercials.

  202. Thank you Girlygirl for the link to the Matt videos. He was my 2nd favorite this year, then Anoop. He was awesome! I think he would fit right in with HAC. There is a wide assortment of music in this field.

    I might be completely off on this, but when I listen to Matt, I think of Lionel Richey and Rob Thomas.

  203. saga

    I think WWFM got to #38 on iTunes after his SYTYCD appearance last week

    Yeah I am sure you’re right, I thought 48 was its highest but these numbers are starting to get mixed up in my head…

  204. That YouTube channel girlygirl posted now has two other Matt performances from last night:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/bhanktg

    Matt played “Bless the Broken Road” with Marcus Hummon who wrote it, and also “I Miss You Tonight”, another one of his new songs.

  205. girlygirl
    12/23/2009 at 3:14 am

    Here’s youtube video of the Gibson guitar promo/commercial featuring Andrew DeRoberts (Kris’ lead guitarist). I think this is the first time I’ve actually heard him talk!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8DaB-yj-0g&feature=player_embedded

    Thanks for that Girlygirl. Its the first time I’ve heard Andrew speak as well. He really is quite adorable also!! Maybe its because he reminds me of my husband talking about guitars [ one of his guitars is a Gisbon !!]

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