Idol Headlines for 12/27/09

Linda Holmes: 10 Reasons This Was TV’s Decade

And then Survivor came along, and two summers after that, American Idol. Then a whole variety of branches sprang from the same roots of low cost and high (or respectable) ratings: the competition shows like The Amazing Race and The Apprentice; the home-ec line including Trading Spaces and, increasingly, food shows; the celebrity-voyeur shows like Being Bobby Brown; the job shows like Deadliest Catch; the sappy “transformation” shows like the unsuccessful Extreme Makeover and the wildly successful Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The list goes on, and most cable channels and networks have found their own niches.

NPR.org

Winner Kris Allen rings in new year on Fox special

As the seconds ticked down on New Year’s Eve 2008, Kris Allen was hosting a party at which someone’s pants caught fire.

Any blowout involving scorched trousers is a memorable one, but the reigning ‘American Idol’  winner has upped the ante with his plans this year.

Allen and fellow ‘Idol’  finalist Allison Iraheta are among the performers singing live from the Las Vegas Strip as part of ‘Billboard’s New Year’s Eve Live’ 

Boston Herald

More Idol Headlines after the JUMP…

Top TV Stories of 2009: Adam Lambert vs. Kris Allen

Even die-hard viewers of American Idol might have a hard time remembering that Adam Lambert didn’t win the competition earlier this year. Especially considering Lambert’s high-profile persona lately, starting with his sex-filled American Music Awards performance.

But no, the winner of American Idol was, in fact, Kris Allen, who’s seemingly the complete opposite of Lambert. There’s no denying they’re both great singers, but whereas Lambert is brash, theatrical and loves to knock those high notes out of the stadium, Allen is more low-key, folksy and laid back. The fellow contestants were also roommates at the Idol mansion.

TV Squad

Eminem Just Agreed Not to Perform Anti-Gay Songs, And We’re Embracing Him. Why Not Buju Banton?

Eminem, the rapper who suddenly finds himself irrelevant in today’s music marketplace, came up with the oh-so-clever term “fake its” to describe Lance Bass, Adam Lambert, and Clay Aiken in his new song “Elevator.” But supposedly he won’t be calling anyone a “fake it” ‘” or saying anything anti-gay ‘” in Britain come July 2010, because he’s make a pact with organizers of the Wireless Festival in Hyde Park not to make fun of homos. In exchange, the gays won’t protest.

Queerty.com

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Carrie Underwood’s Fianc

Now that Carrie Underwood, 26, is engaged to Mike Fisher, 29, who proposed to the former American Idol champ at his West Carleton, Ottawa, home Dec. 20, it’s time to answer this: Just who is the country singer’s hockey-star-turned-husband-to-be?

People.com

2009 Picks: Jeff Sherman

Milwaukeean of the year: Danny Gokey, via the marketing power of “American Idol” put Milwaukee on the map in 2009. But, this category is also personal. After 34 years at Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago, my dad, Roger Sherman, retired this year. He’s not nearly done working, but his time at Goodwill is done. The good byes and tributes were heartful and well deserved. It was amazing to hear all the great programs and impact he had in years of service. Here’s to life’s challenge and consulting gig, Dad. I love you.

OnMilwaukee

2009 in review: pop music

Kelly Clarkson, “I Do Not Hook Up”: Trying to reclaim her career proved disastrous for the original American Idol, so Clarkson once again relinquished control to the anonymous Swedish hit-makers and returned with this heavily jolted party-starter.

SF Gate

Cowell named Entertainer of 2009

Susan Boyle dreamed her dream in time gone by, but it was Simon Cowell who made it all possible, let alone worth living.

We don’t have a category for Master Manipulator of the Year in this, our annual year-end look at the world of entertainment. If we did, Cowell would win in a heartbeat. Instead, we’re anointing him Entertainer of the Year for 2009.

Controversial choice? You betcha. Have a read further below; some of our entertainment writers are quite disappointed with the choice.

Jam.Canoe.ca

Rage Against The Machine Drops, Joe McElderry Gets His Number One

Joe McElderry will get his number one song in England afterall. On midweek sales figures from the UK, Rage Against The Machine`s impact from last week has fizzled fast.

That Facebook campaign that got the Rage Against The Machine `Killing In The Name` song to number one in Christmas week as a rage against Simon Cowell was certainly shortlived.

This week, X-Factor winner Joe McElderry has sold almost twice as many singles as Rage Against The Machine.

On midweek sales, ‘The Climb’ by Joe McElderry had sold around 80, 000 copies compared to Rage Against The Machine ‘Killing In The Name’ at around 40, 000.

Last week, Rage’s song sold 500, 000 to McElderry’s 450, 000.

Undercover.com.au

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  1. Allen and fellow ‘Idol’  finalist Allison Iraheta are among the performers singing live from the Las Vegas Strip as part of ‘Billboard’s New Year’s Eve Live’  (Thursday at 11 p.m. on WFXT, Ch. 25).
    Host Carmen Electra will be joined by Eva Longoria Parker and Kim Kardashian, among others, during the 90-minute broadcast.

    Cool that they will be singing in Vegas, with some other celebrities, should be okay this year, they won’t be stuck with a show like last year’s which was lame, hopefully.

  2. SUNDAY MEDIABASE UPDATE

    Quick Cut Data – LLWD

    POP: 2602 (+5)
    HAC: 2064 (+40)
    VH1: 7 (-1)

    NOTE: Pulse board thread doesn’t have quick cut data for WWFM

    Published Reports

    POP:
    27 27 KRIS ALLEN Live Like We’re Dying 2215 2127 88 12.447
    -1 Spin
    -17 Bullet
    -0.035 AI

    HAC:
    12 12 KRIS ALLEN Live Like We’re Dying 1880 1897 -17 8.862
    +37 Spins
    +26 Bullet
    +0.351 AI

    POP:
    36 34 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 1372 1155 217 9.695
    +17 Spins
    -81 Bullet
    +0.236 AI

    HAC:
    44 45 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 237 260 -23 1.269
    -2 Spins
    -17 Bullet
    +0.021 AI

    iTunes (overall)

    #30 LLWD
    #100 WWFM
    #149 FYE
    #736 MBD
    (FIBOU not in Top 1000)

    (If there’s supposed to be this big post-Xmas sales bump for singles, it’s not showing up on iTunes for any of these guys right now — at least in terms of chart position. Danny is the one who has moved up the most over the past day or so and Kris is going backwards)

    iTunes album chart (overall)

    #118 Kris Allen
    #120 & #131 FYE
    #496 & #601 Just Like You

    Huh…Kris has passed Adam now for the best chart position, although unlike the other two Season 8 Idols with albums out, Kris’ deluxe version isn’t charting

  3. If there’s supposed to be this big post-Xmas sales bump for singles, it’s not showing up on iTunes for any of these guys right now

    A rising tide floats all boats (in this case, some more than others so the analogy falls apart there). We should see it in the numbers on Wednesday (fingers crossed that we get the numbers).

    A lot of hits from 2009 are surging on iTunes as people fill up their iPods with the songs they like from the past year. Last year, every song in the top 30 sold more than 100K during the week of Christmas and there was about a 30% drop the next week (still selling way more than an average week). This week, Christmas is a day later, so the numbers won’t be that impressive this week and the drop will likely be less than next week.

  4. A rising tide floats all boats

    I think LLWD is doing remarkably well holding up in the download storm as big hits from the past year move up. It’s still holding on in the top 30 despite hits like Boom Boom Pow, You Belong To Me, Cowboy Casanova and others moving ahead in the short term. I think Kris will have incredibly strong sales for the week ending today and going into next week. Kelly is holding on at #40-ish, and I also noticed Battlefield is now in the 80’s. I’m looking forward to sales numbers Wednesday and am crossing my fingers with Kirsten that we get them early!

    LLWD actually just moved back up to #29 since Girlygirl posted numbers.

  5. This is a bummer. Adam just tweeted:

    adamlambert

    unfortunately Gridlocked NYE will NOT be filmed/televised/streamed. It’s a LIVE event only. Hope to see you there!! 7 minutes ago from

  6. girlygirl and Kirsten,

    I use to have access to mediabase but lost it when the login/password changed. I was following airplay for Danny’s MBD’s daily. I feel like Danny’s fans are in the dark now. Danny was slowly moving up with adds and spins before the Christmas songs took over. Is there anyway either of you could share your login/password to mediabase with me so I can keep Danny’s fans up to date. If not, can you post Danny’s radio airplay numbers from mediabase. I know he is not in the top 50 yet but we want to make sure he is going in the right direction and increasing in spins. His fans expect the music video to be release very soon and are hoping that increased airplay plus release of the music video will help his sales. Could you also post his numbers on the Itunes country songs charts or at least the link where you are getting your info. The charts I am looking at seem to be frozen.

    Thanks so much

  7. This is a bummer. Adam just tweeted:

    adamlambert

    unfortunately Gridlocked NYE will NOT be filmed/televised/streamed. It’s a LIVE event only. Hope to see you there!! 7 minutes ago from

    You are so right, Teri63. This is a bummer!
    I suppose they want to make sure they sell all those tickets. I heard yesterday that there were 6 tables still available in the VIP section right next to where Adam will be performing. Tickets for one of these seats are going for $3,500!!! It looks now that the best we can hope for is someone getting some good video, if at all possible. :(

  8. Danny sang the national anthem at the Green Bay Packers game today.

    (one with a pic) http://twitpic.com/vh093 ‘“ Danny Gokey sings Star Spangled Banner at Lambeau

    (guy with onmilwaukee.com) Great anthem by @dannygokey to get things started today. Lambeau crowd settling in as GB’s first series ends with a sack.
    13 minutes ago from web

    (person from Green Bay) you know, not a danny gokey fan, but DAMN did he sing the hell out of the nation anthem. amazing!!!

    (another person ) Danny Gokey sang the national anthem!!! Totally awesome!
    18 minutes ago from TweetDeck

    (and another) Danny Gokey just gave the best performance of the national anthem this season ‘ ¦ impressive.
    20 minutes ago from web
    17 minutes ago from txt

  9. FYI ‘” The AdamCast will be broadcasting the Gridlock NYE concert.

    Thanks for the info., Q3!

  10. monte

    I don’t have a password for mediabase — I was using the one that had been shared by a member of the Pulse Board, and that has expired. So the numbers I get now come straight off threads on the Pulse board dealing with Kris’ and Adam’s songs. There is a thread for Danny on there as well. Here’s the link:

    http://pulsemusic.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=country&action=display&thread=91245

    (There’s a thread for Michael’s single as well here: http://pulsemusic.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=country&action=display&thread=92273)

    Here’s the link to the general country music board:

    http://pulsemusic.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=country

    Allaccess.com is another good site. You have to register, but it is free:

    http://www.allaccess.com/

    Meanwhile here are the links to the itunes live feeds. In order to make sure they update to the current time, you need to change the number in the web address where it reads sf=

    overall songs:

    http://ax.phobos.apple.com.edgesuite.net/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wpa/MRSS/topsongs/sf=9174500/limit=0000/rss.xml

    (at 10:45 a.m. Pacific Coast time, Danny is at #722 on overall chart)

    country songs:

    http://ax.itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wpa/MRSS/topsongs/sf=9903996/genre=6/limit=0000/rss.xml

    (at 10:45 a.m. PCT, Danny is at #95 on country chart)

  11. Hi Teri63

    What is The AdamCast and how do you log on to it?

    thanks

    wish Gridlocke was in NY…it would have been sold out..even the VIP seats (with me in one of them!).

  12. girlygirl,

    Thank so much for sharing that information. I really appreciate it.

  13. The Adamcast people better be careful. It sounds like there will be a lot of security there — if they don’t want to have their phones/cameras taken from them, they will probably have to be very stealth about going about broadcasting Adam’s set.

    Q3 — do you know if it is supposed to be a cell cast or a live stream they are planning on doing?

  14. Hi Teri63

    What is The AdamCast and how do you log on to it?

    thanks

    Hi — I got the info. that it would be on AdamCast from Q3’s above post, but here’s a link to the AdamCast u-stream. I believe this is the site to which Q3 must be referring.

    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/adamcast

  15. You are so right, Teri63. This is a bummer!
    I suppose they want to make sure they sell all those tickets. I heard yesterday that there were 6 tables still available in the VIP section right next to where Adam will be performing. Tickets for one of these seats are going for $3,500!!! It looks now that the best we can hope for is someone getting some good video, if at all possible.

    Someone who got tickets mentioned that the best tables/seating areas aren’t even sold to the public.

  16. wish Gridlocke was in NY’ ¦it would have been sold out..even the VIP seats (with me in one of them!).

    Yeah, ITA. There are so many of us fans on the east coast, maybe more than in CA, imo. Really bummed about the lack of a live feed for the concert :-( I really really want to see it – many of us who can’t make it to LA would.

  17. I heard yesterday that there were 6 tables still available in the VIP section right next to where Adam will be performing. Tickets for one of these seats are going for $3,500!!!

    Are you sure about this? The site says only 6 were available to begin with and I know of three groups of glamberts that went in together to get one of those tables. I understood the price of the table to be $3500 which included 8 tickets-not $3,500 per ticket per person.

  18. This is terrible news about Gridlock NYE. What are they thinking? This could be fantastic promotion for Adam. Crazy.

    Regarding album sales – I assume both of Adam’s (and Kris’) albums are counted as one for I-Tunes sales. If they were combined, the chart position for Adam’s album would be quite a bit higher it seems to me.

  19. Even at $3500 per table, that’s still more than $400 per person. I can’t afford anything much more than $100 myself. These people who can toss around $400 on a whim must be making some serious cash in their professional lives.

  20. Yes, thanks for the clarification, alaadam. Sorry it sounded like individual tickets for the price. I believe the website just mentions the 6 tables being available. You probably need to call the number they give to get the details about what is exactly left at this point. I agree that east coast people are missing out on so much. This hardly seems fair! :(

  21. And weren’t they originally planning on having a tie-in where all the live feed proceeds went to a charity? That would have just been an awesome opportunity to get good press with the charity tie-in and open up the event to a lot more people than just those who can be there live.

    ETA: Did I mention how much I really really hate ABC even more for moments like this? It’s good that Adam gets to perform more than, say, Daughtry will get to on the NYRE show, but still, for peeps to not even get to see it, means Adam is still getting less PR for the event than he would have on tv.

  22. dcglam
    12/27/2009 at 1:38 pm
    This is a bummer. Adam just tweeted:

    adamlambert

    unfortunately Gridlocked NYE will NOT be filmed/televised/streamed. It’s a LIVE event only. Hope to see you there!! 7 minutes ago from

    You are so right, Teri63. This is a bummer!
    I suppose they want to make sure they sell all those tickets. I heard yesterday that there were 6 tables still available in the VIP section right next to where Adam will be performing. Tickets for one of these seats are going for $3,500!!! It looks now that the best we can hope for is someone getting some good video, if at all possible.

    This is not correct information. And the failure to reach a deal with Comcast doesn’t appear to have anything to do with ticket sales

    The Gridlock site lists the total number of tables that exist is each section — not how many are still available. I personally spoke with the Gridlock folks last week and they were working on a deal, and at the time thought it would happen but clearly stated that there was no deal yet.

    Ticket sales are going well — considering this is a 5,000 person NYE event and expensive. The General Admission tickets [$150 per person] are almost completely sold out. The $250 VIP tickets are mostly sold out. And many of the VIP tables are sold — but there still is at least one VIP table. So if you have $4,200 plus tax [$3,500 plus 20% gratuity], you and 7 of your closest friends can spend NYE in the tent closest to the stage. [And support the Red Cross!]

  23. Mary102
    12/27/2009 at 2:32 pm
    And weren’t they originally planning on having a tie-in where all the live feed proceeds went to a charity? That would have just been an awesome opportunity to get good press with the charity tie-in and open up the event to a lot more people than just those who can be there live.

    If the deal had been put together, any proceeds would have gone to the Red Cross.

  24. adamlambert

    unfortunately Gridlocked NYE will NOT be filmed/televised/streamed. It’s a LIVE event only. Hope to see you there!!

    :( Not to sound like an entitled fan, but I am MAJORLY disappointed with this! Lots of fans all over the world who can not be in LA for this…FAIL!

  25. Other than TV, Adam hasn’t had many live performances since the tour ended. And now that he has a major one, few people are going to see it. I think this may actually be a good thing when he starts his tour, though. People will really be anxious to see him again live, and to hear him do his album songs.

  26. Huh’ ¦Kris has passed Adam now for the best chart position, although unlike the other two Season 8 Idols with albums out, Kris’ deluxe version isn’t charting

    I’m not surprised that Kris’ deluxe album isn’t selling, since it’s really just the pass with a new name. It’s $16.99, while the regular album is $10.99, and the only extras that you get are No Boundaries and a few tour videos. Why pay extra for that?

  27. In other news, Susan Boyle’s album slipped from #1 in UK. Michael Buble is now #1.

    I never thought the day would come would I would root for Michael Buble’s sales. I find him terribly bland, but even he is more talented than SuBo, so there ya go.

  28. I never thought the day would come would I would root for Michael Buble’s sales. I find him terribly bland, but even he is more talented than SuBo, so there ya go.

    LOL, now if we could only have someone kick her off the #1 here in US, I dont even care if it is that Bieler kid!

    And, Q3, thank you for the info on the Gridlocked tickets, I am glad to hear they are selling well, don’t want Adam disapointed. I would love to go, but New Years is family get together time for us, plus I am all the way in NYC, just way to far. I was very excited about the possibility of PPV or some other way to see the concert, so too bad that did’t work out… Well, hopefully some Adam’s fans will take videos and post it on youtube.

  29. Is there anyway either of you could share your login/password to mediabase with me so I can keep Danny’s fans up to date. If not, can you post Danny’s radio airplay numbers from mediabase.

    I’m sorry. I don’t have a Mediabase account either. Brian will post the spin count tomorrow (hopefully he’s posting this weekend). It’s so hard to follow emerging songs now.

    If you’ve got the time and the patience, you can use the Add boards to figure out some of the spins. On stations not Added, Danny has 30 spins (with the most coming from WPCV and WIVK in Lakeland and Knoxville respectively). I’m not sure if the Spins LW on the added stations are for the week that it was added or this current week, but there are 172 spins listed there. If you keep track of that stuff closely, you might be able to find some trends. But you won’t really be able to follow the song until it charts (or another Mediabase password leaks). Sorry.

    Add Board

  30. Hmm, was that purposely ironic that they played Carrie’s “Cowboy Casanova” over a clip of Tony Romo during this heinous (for me so far, anyway) Cowboys/Redskins game? :)

  31. Hmm, was that purposely ironic that they played Carrie’s ‘Cowboy Casanova’  over a clip of Tony Romo during this heinous (for me so far, anyway) Cowboys/Redskins game?

    I noticed that, too, tierbee, and mentioned it to my husband. I now wonder if that song has some meaning for when she used to date Romo. What do you think?
    I see you must be a Redskin “fan”, too…… ;)

  32. Positive movement from this morning to this evening on the iTunes charts. With the exception of Danny, not huge jumps forward, really — but still, any positive movement is good news.

    iTunes singles chart (overall)

    8 hours ago Now
    #30 LLWD #29 LLWD
    #100 WWFM #95 WWFM
    #149 FYE #148 FYE
    #736 MBD #688 MBD

    iTunes album chart (overall)

    8 hours ago Now
    #118 Kris Allen #106 Kris Allen
    #120 & #131 FYE # 120 & #122 FYE
    #496 & #601 Just Like You #503 & #579 Just Like You

  33. From IDF:

    Details about the American version of the FYE Adam FOX promo:

    Just saw the commerical on FOX. It’s promoting the new seasons starting in January for:
    American Idol
    Our Little Genius (New Series)
    Human Target (New Series)
    Bones
    Family Guy
    House
    Bones

    When they get to the end of the commerical to say ‘Starts January’ you hear ‘Hold on until it’s over’  and the music for it is all through the commercial. It’s very fitting.

    (I saw it during the commercial break for The Cleveland Show!)

  34. dcglam
    12/27/2009 at 9:01 pm
    Hmm, was that purposely ironic that they played Carrie’s ‘Cowboy Casanova’  over a clip of Tony Romo during this heinous (for me so far, anyway) Cowboys/Redskins game?

    I noticed that, too, tierbee, and mentioned it to my husband. I now wonder if that song has some meaning for when she used to date Romo. What do you think?
    I see you must be a Redskin ‘fan’ , too’ ¦’ ¦

    That’s too funny about her song. And come on Washington – I say this a s a fan for this one night since my Giants need the help.

  35. dcglam
    12/27/2009 at 9:01 pm
    Hmm, was that purposely ironic that they played Carrie’s ‘Cowboy Casanova’  over a clip of Tony Romo during this heinous (for me so far, anyway) Cowboys/Redskins game?

    I noticed that, too, tierbee, and mentioned it to my husband. I now wonder if that song has some meaning for when she used to date Romo. What do you think?
    I see you must be a Redskin ‘fan’ , too’ ¦’ ¦

    tierbee et al, we had family here until just a little bit ago and after they left my husband and son turned on the game. I saw the post about this and started to tell my hubby about it saying, you know CU’s song Cas Cowboy, and he said, “It’s written for Tony Romo right?” LOL. I then said IDK, but explained that it was played while he was on…hmmmm.

  36. I saw the post about this and started to tell my hubby about it saying, you know CU’s song Cas Cowboy, and he said, ‘It’s written for Tony Romo right?’  LOL.

    She apparently claims it isn’t but… it fits so nicely ;) . I got a good chuckle out of it when they played it. I need *something* to laugh about here. My team is so very woeful!

  37. She apparently claims it isn’t but’ ¦ it fits so nicely . I got a good chuckle out of it when they played it. I need *something* to laugh about here. My team is so very woeful!

    They may have just played the song because its “cowboy” theme does go with the Dallas team, but what a coincidence!!

  38. excerpted here… full article at the link…

    The Year In Reviews: Concerts in and around the Valley

    By John J. Moser OF THE MORNING CALL
    December 26, 2009

    It was a year for big concerts. When the collapsing economy should have forced shows to be smaller, it was milestones that kept them big this year: The Spectrum in Philadelphia closed. Coca-Cola Park in Allentown opened. And The Jonas Brothers juggernaut kept rolling.

    ……. It also was a good year for concerts.

    Its seemed Lehigh Valley area venues were not only looking at what was classic, but again looking at what was hot, and what was ahead…

    I hit a lot of concerts in 2009, but admittedly missed many shows that would be top contenders for a Top 10 list. That said, here’s my Top 10 of 2009:


    6
    . David Archuleta, March 1, Crocodile Rock, Allentown:

    Not all the best concerts were big. 2009 American Idol runner-up David Archuleta, on his first solo tour, sang with passion, exuded an engaging boyish stage presence and didn’t hit a single bad note with his rich tenor voice.

    http://www.mcall.com/entertainment/music/all-topconcerts.7119667dec26,0,7882908.story

  39. @PaulaAbdul

    #happybdayarchie
    about 1 hour ago from Birdfeed

    Hey @DavidArchie it’s Paula. Just thinking of you on your birthday…hope you have a blast! Congrats on all your success! Love, Paula
    about 1 hour ago from Birdfeed in reply to DavidArchie

    @jambajim

    #happybdayarchie PUPPPYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!! [wait, why are we tweeting this when @DavidArchie’s probably asleep?]
    about 1 hour ago from web

    Jim also signed David’s group birthday e-card. lol

    Someone also asked Jordin if she was going to call David and sing happy birthday to him. She said she already had. lol

  40. Jason Castro was in a car chase tonight!

    @jasoncastro:

    tonight i got rear ended and the person didn’t stop so i chased him and wound up trapping him in a trailer park. crazy annoying. 26 minutes ago from web

    he lost me in the trailer park. it was a green 90s chevy truck single cab short bed with ground effects. he must live in the neighborhood bc

    there’s only one way out of that neighborhood and cops came after me and monitored the exit. so annoying. my little hybrid was too slow!

    tonight was kind of fun though… haha you should’ve been there!

    for the record i did call the cops… they backed my up like within 2 minutes. they were awesome!

    @weetziscrizazy it was really shady…you probably shouldt go over there. the cops where searching the area so hopefully they’l get it done!

  41. Archie and Adam both made Portrait Magazine‘s 2009 Top 30 Under 30.

    #7. Destined to be an Idol: David Archuleta
    Born: December 28, 1990

    He may have been runner up of the 7th season of American Idol last year, but David’s journey to becoming a singing idol has been a long time coming. He was 11 years old when he sang for contestants from the first season of American Idol, wowing the likes of Kelly Clarkson with his voice in 2002. The following year, he made it onto the second season of Star Search, but experienced health problems during this time. A few years later in 2007, now 16 years old, David auditioned for American Idol. From the success of American Idol, David has become a star in his own right, and is now a successful artists with his own album. This year, David has opened for big name stars such as McFly and Demi Lovato while they were on tour.

    What’s Next: David is currently touring around the States on his Christmas tour, but after that he has no precise concrete plans.

    #17. For Our Entertainment: Adam Lambert
    Born: January 29, 1982

    He may be new to the music scene, but don’t let that fool you! Adam may have been runner up on American Idol this year, but this electro pop rocker has proved that he is just as popular and talented as winner Kris Allen, if Adam’s dedicated fanbase is any indication.

    What’s Next: Adam’s debut album For You Entertainment was released at late month, so no doubt promoting and releasing tracks off the album will keep Adam quite occupied over coming months, and fans needn’t worry about Adam disappearing into obscurity like so many Idol contestants before him.

    Portrait Magazine

  42. The Year In Reviews: Concerts in and around the Valley

    I hit a lot of concerts in 2009, but admittedly missed many shows that would be top contenders for a Top 10 list. That said, here’s my Top 10 of 2009:

    6. David Archuleta, March 1, Crocodile Rock, Allentown: Not all the best concerts were big. 2008 ”American Idol” runner-up David Archuleta, on his first solo tour, sang with passion, exuded an engaging boyish stage presence and didn’t hit a single bad note with his rich tenor voice.

    The Morning Call

  43. Awwwww…Carly

    @CarlySmithson
    @davidarchie Happy Birthday Mc Nugget !!
    12 minutes ago from web

  44. paula abdul joins the party, wishes david a happy birthday…

    # #happybdayarchie about 7 hours ago from Birdfeed

    Hey @DavidArchie it’s Paula. Just thinking of you on your birthday…hope you have a blast! Congrats on all your success! Love, Paula

    about 7 hours ago from Birdfeed in reply to DavidArchie

    http://twitter.com/PaulaAbdul

  45. “In other news, Susan Boyle’s album slipped from #1 in UK. Michael Buble is now #1.

    I never thought the day would come would I would root for Michael Buble’s sales. I find him terribly bland, but even he is more talented than SuBo, so there ya go.”

    This is so ironic Truthiness that you’ve mentioned these 2 as I received 2 of Susan Boyle’s albums – one from my sister [ who is keeping it for herself] & one from my daughter & I also received Michael Buble’s album from my other daughter!!
    So my sister & daughter have helped put Susan’s album on top here in Australia !! I actually quite like some of the songs Susan sings on the album & I love Buble’s style but I also received an i=Pod from my husband so these songs will go into the mix with Kris’s album & other idol’s songs!!
    So I wonder how many others received Subo from their family like me?

  46. ………. the hosts of FOX & Friends wish david a happy birthday on air… they said,

    ”Today is American Idol Singer David Archuleta 19th Birthday”’ ¦.

    then they played a clip of Angels We Have Heard On High!

    sweet.

  47. Believe it or not, I’m not even sure my kids know who SuBo is and even if they did or ran across her CD they wouldn’t think of buying it for me, definitely not my style. That much they know!

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