There Were No Good Songs the Year You Were Born
This week Im watching the show alone on our non-HD TV so I dont have to look at crispy, unpleasant makeup, skin, and perspiration details. Everything nice and soft. Simon smoker neck doesnt bother me anymore. Paula outfit, on the other hand, remains excitingly odd, even in medium definition. Not only does it appear lopsided, like she somehow managed to pull her head through one of the sparkly armholes, but she got on these awesomely nutty fingerless, opera-length gloves that appear to be black latex. I vote yes to this. Only fools wouldnt.
Idol in Iraq: Soldiers Slam David Archuleta, Still Suspicious of Kristy Lee Cook
Major label reject, Kristy Lee Cook, has been teetering on the brink of elimination all season long, though she hit a high note this week performing Lee Greenwood red-state-rousing …God Bless the USA. Randy, Paula and Simon lauded the …smart song choice, with Cowell calling it Cook …best performance by a mile. But how did the patriotic anthem play with our judges in uniform? The song resonated with the troops but Kristy rendition did not. …We did not really buy it ¦ We were more motivated by [Michael Johns] …We Are the Champions, 19-year-old Nathan wrote. …I think after hearing that song we were all ready to go fight.And they came gunning for early …Idol favorite David Archuleta, whose confusing song choice left the military men at a loss, though they had little trouble finding some strong words in their curt condemnation ‘ …hate being the one that stands out the most.
Hollywood & Line
Now for some risky business: Most of the world and almost every other odds site has the little man from Utah, David Archuleta, as the favourite to win the Idol crown. We beg to differ. As you can see on our odds chart, our choice is David Cook. His version of Billie Jean was exceptional, and he is, without a doubt, one of the two most talented performers in the group. The other is Carly Smithson, but she has to get past the anger — and maybe cover her tattooed arm. And, for sure, request that the producers do not ever show her husband again, who has more tattoos then the entire Denver Nuggets basketball team.
AFL QB has rooting interest in ‘American Idol’
Colorado Crush quarterback John Dutton has a special rooting interest in the outcome of the seventh season of Fox’s “American Idol” series.
His sister-in-law, Kristy Lee Cook, is a finalist.
Cook, a 24-year-old singer from Selma, Ore., auditioned for the competition at the Wachovia Center, which serves as the home stadium for the Arena Football League’s Philadelphia Soul, in August.
Castro draws local Idol following
On one of the highest rated shows in U.S. television history, America makes the ultimate decision on who will be this years American Idol.
On Tuesday night, supporters of Jason Castro, a 2005 graduate of Rowlett High School, gathered at Family Cathedral of Praise Church in Mesquite to demonstrate that they have already decided Jason is their idol.
…We decided to have the event in Mesquite to show Jason how much support he has here, said Laurie Tramel-Alvarez, who along with Samantha Krantz organized the watch party on the occasion of Castro 21st birthday.
American Idol is ¦ Ramiele Malubay?
FOR the third time, a Filipino makes it to the top 10 of American Idol!
Her name is Ramiele Malubay, a 4-feet and 11-inch native of Florida, tagged as a …small girl with a huge voice, funky hair and dynamic personality.
And for the nth time, she survived the elimination last Thursday’ enduring the cruelty of Randy Jackson while charming Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell.
Ramiele began belting out songs at age 12, and her musical influences include Aretha Franklin, The Jackson 5, Mariah Carey as well as Lani Misalucha and Regine Velasquez.
Attack of the Stage Parents!
David Archuleta’s father is reputedly pushing obscure Australian pop songs on his American Idol contender son. Parental units are making scenes on I Know My Kid’s a Star. Mama Rose is telling Louise to sing out nightly on Broadway.
Stage parents are back.
“I don’t know if they’re getting worse or if they’re getting exposed now, ” says Julie Stevens, an on-set teacher for working child actors in Los Angeles. “Now they’re in front of the camera.”
‘American Idol’ alums on the speaker circuit? How much?
Wanna get “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell, winner Kelly Clarkson or loser William Hung to talk to you?
You probably can. For a price.
After hearing that Katharine McPhee has just been named the new face of Neutrogena, I got to wondering about other past contestants’ endorsement deals. With a brief Web search, I found out McPhee’s other partnership is with Sexy Hair Concepts.
Kelly Clarkson is a spokesperson for Proactiv skin products, Vitamin Water and Candies footwear. And Ford partnered with Season 5 winner Taylor Hicks. Skechers USA is aligned with Season 4 winner Carrie Underwood, who also sings for Hershey’s. And Season 3 finalist Jennifer Hudson has a new big-bucks deal with Avon.
A Q&A with “American Idol” season five finalist Ace Young
“American Idol” season five finalist Ace Young will meet and greet fans and autograph copies of “Chicken Soup for the ‘American Idol’ Soul, ” 2 p.m., March 29 at Borders 3630 Peachtree Parkway, Suite 100, Suwanee. He is also promoting his new self-titled debut album, “Ace Young” to be released early June.
More artists sign on to Winfield Country Roundup
Other artists previously announced are Alabama’s Randy Owen, four-time Female Vocalist of the Year winner Lorrie Morgan, and ACM Top New Male Vocalist Nominee Luke Bryan (“All My Friends Say”). Fans can also expect to see American Idol’s Bucky Covington, Eric Church (“Sinners Like Me”), Jason Jones (“Walk on Me”), Jypsi, Pat Green (“Wave on Wave”) and more.
Hydration not a factor in Georgia Marathon
Runners in the second ING Georgia Marathon and Half-Marathon on Sunday have more chance of getting wet than they have of getting thirsty.
Even with a cool, cloudy, possibly drizzly day forecast, race director Victoria Seahorn has stocked enough water and Gatorade to hydrate 14, 000-plus runners in a heat wave.
Wheelchair racers will take off at 6:55 a.m., followed by Diana DeGarmo of “American Idol” fame singing the national anthem. Runners will depart in waves at 7:04 a.m.
Collin Raye, Chuck Wicks, Kellie Pickler Donate Time
Also on tap May 17 is the second annual Party For A Cause in Las Vegas, sponsored by the Academy of Country Music. The roster of talent includes Taylor Swift, Kellie Pickler, Jack Ingram, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen, Carolina Rain and “Stupid Boy” songwriter Sarah Buxton. All proceeds are earmarked for the ACM’s Charitable Fund. The Academy presents its 43rd annual awards the following night.
Former American Idol to perform Thursday in Monterey
American Idol season three finalist Jon Peter Lewis will perform live in concert Thursday night at Monterey Live in downtown Monterey.
Lewis, who is set to release his second album, “Break The Silence, ” will perform with rock band The Nadas. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Showtime is 9:30 p.m.
Developer seeks Westin hotel
A Memphis developer says he hopes to convince Starwood Hotels to build a Westin near an entertainment district planned adjacent to the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex.
Performa is also talking with Hoover native and “American Idol” winner Taylor Hicks about being a national commercial spokesman for the entertainment district, Elkington said. Hicks has signed a letter of intent to open a club in the district.
“We haven’t reached an agreement yet, but are hoping to soon, ” Elkington said. Roy L. Williams
Kingdom Come: Leona Lewis Hits U.S. Shores
Last November, her rookie release Spirit became the fastest selling debut album (and fourth all-around) in U.K. history. Spirit went on to top the charts in several other countries, and this week, in advance of the album’s Stateside release, the single “Bleeding Love” made Lewis the first female Briton in 21 years to top the Billboard Hot 100. In fact, she’s only the sixth female Brit ever to accomplish this feat and only the third to do so with a debut single. (Kim Wilde was the last female Brit to top the Hot 100 back in ’87, while Sheena Easton is the last to do so with a debut single in ’81.)
Spirit, which hits U.S. stores on April 8, could also make history on the Billboard 200.
Kelly eyeing a visit to her Welsh ‹roots!
JUST because you are of Welsh descent doesnt necessarily mean you know where Wales is.
Unlike the majority of her fellow Americans The Osmonds, Kelly Clarkson knows very little about her Welsh connections and says she is looking forward to coming to …Cardiff, England on her forthcoming UK tour.
She thinks it might be a grandfather or great-grandfather who came from Wales but she isnt exactly sure, and she has no idea where in Wales they may have come from.
…My dad has a big family tree done out but I am not sure about who came from Wales, she admitted in her sweet Texan drawl.