Idol Headlines for 1/27/08

Which missing ‘American Idol’ contestants deserve a CD revival?

Good news for former American Idol contestants still dreaming of chart success: There’s life beyond cruise-ship performances and touring productions of Beauty and the Beast. That’s because according to a story in Variety, Artists’ Addiction Records and Rocket Science are teaming up to release a series of four CDs that will ultimately showcase 12 different Idol also-rans non-winners singing three songs each.

The first, due in Wal-Mart and iTunes on Feb. 5, has Ryan Starr (season 1), Jon Peter Lewis (season 3), Stevie Scott (season 5), and A.J. Tabaldo (pictured, right; season 6), while the second, slated for March 4, includes Patrick Hall (season 5), Gedeon McKinney (season 5), Alaina Alexander (season 6), and Rudy “Free Ride” Cardenas (season 6).


More American Idol Fall Out

Michael Johns appeared on American Idol during the audition episodes as an Australian import but word on the street is that he not all he cracked up to be. A part from being dreamy and having an amazing voice.

The story of Michael Johns stretches all the way back to 2000 when he first joined the band Film as their lead singer. Back then his name wasnt even Michael Johns, it was Michael Lee. Since the band had previously been established Johns was to attempt to learn the bands old material as well as to help them produce new, and original, material.

Buzzkilled offers American Idol Weekly Wrap-Up Live has announced that it will offer its viewers a weekly candid look at the hit reality show American Idol throughout its seventh season. CNN Radio anchor Michelle Wright will join Live for its …Idol Chatter segment each Thursday at 9:45 a.m. (ET) to discuss the American Idol broadcasts from that week.

Once the finalists are selected and American Idol expands to three shows a week, Live viewers can see Wright every Wednesday and Thursday. Wright will talk about the highlights and drama of the week events as well as offer her own scorecard of the contestants seeking the coveted title.


Scottsdale jeweler hands off Super Bowl trophy

More than 100 NFL superstars, bigwigs and elite customers of the upscale jeweler got an invite to have breakfast at Tiffany and watch the hand off.

Among them was Phillippi Sparks, former cornerback for the Giants and possibly even more widely recognized as the father of American Idol Jordin Sparks, who will perform the National Anthem at the main event.

Haynes asked Sparks, who never got to perform his feats in a Super Bowl, how he felt about his daughter doing so.

…You want your kids to out-do you, but I didnt know it would be (at a Super Bowl), Sparks said. …That a little hard to swallow.

East Valley Tribune

Rascal Flatts brings spectacle and dead-on country

American Idol alumna (class of 2005) Kellie Pickler sang tunes for her “Small Town Girl” CD. Awash in a giant E chord, the perky Pickler hit “Gotta Keep Moving” then dove into “Things That Never Cross a Man’s Mind, ” tongue firmly in cheek.

She came out in glittery high heels, but they were off by the second song. “One of the Guys” showed off her young band, “Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You” showed off her powerful pipes.

Times Union

For Reba, Kelly fans, concert best of 2 worlds

For the 8, 000-plus fans of Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson, Saturday night sold-out 2 Worlds 2 Voices concert was the best of both worlds.

Reba was a little bit country; Kelly was a little bit rock n roll.

Together, the duo took the audience on a high-energy roller coaster ride through some of each other greatest hits.

…It amazing to have them both on stage at the same time, Stacey Ohl said. …But Im definitely here for Kelly.

Fay Observer

Sundance 2008 fades to black on a note of unprecedented star power and less-than-stellar sales

At Sunday night In 2 It Media …Im With The Band event, at LIVEStyle Greenhouse at Top of Main, Dot Dot Dot (from the hit FOX TV show …The Next Great American Band) rocked the stage and kicked off their celebrity jam session which included Shar Jackson and her girlfriends jumping onstage to sing …I Love Rock n Roll by Joan Jett. Dot Dot Dot creates …extreme excitement and is a band to watch.

Hollywood Today

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