Idol Headlines for 3/23/08

The curse of the front-runner

David Archuleta, the 17-year-old Mormon “American Idol” contestant, has a face made for the cover of teen magazines and a pure, pop voice that cements his status as teenage crush material. It’s a combination that has led to Archuleta being crowned the front-runner, both by judges on the show and in the media.

Pity him.

In the six seasons “Idol” has been on the air, the performer deemed by either the judges and/or the press as the front-runner has only gone on to win the singing competition once: Carrie Underwood in 2005.

Chicago Sun Times

Review: Nothing subtle about country star Underwood

Does Carrie Underwood ever do anything that’s not vocally over the top? The former American Idol performed Friday night at Scotiabank Place, bringing an outsized set of lungs and a relentless attack to her pop-country stylings. It was the type of show that wears thin after about five minutes and deteriorates from there.

Ottawa Citizen

Copps Coliseum, Hamilton – March 22, 2008

HAMILTON — Having just turned 25 and asked a week ago to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry, it’s been a good month for Carrie Underwood.

Just not good enough to let that sweet, inner Guns N’ Roses child of hers come out as was the case during the encore of her 90-minute show Saturday night at Hamilton’s Copps Coliseum.


Dance troupe hit out at Cowell’s ‘Talent’

A girls’ dance troupe has hit out at Simon Cowell for the way they were treated at a Britain’s Got Talent audition.

The girls, from the Liverpool Renaissance Academy of Performing Arts, danced at an audition in Blackpool but were sent home after Cowell told them that their costumes were “tacky”.

The troupe then spent £5, 000 on new outfits and travelled to the London auditions, but they were rejected without being given another chance to perform.

Digital Spy

Kimberley Locke reflects on her ‹American Idol audition

On Thursday, I sat down with …American Idol alum Kimberley Locke for an extended interview. My Life & Style article about her is slated to appear in Tuesday edition of The Journal News and shell be singing her new single, …Fall, on Wednesday …Idol results show.

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