‘American Idol’ gives, then gives again
“It worked, I think, because it actually made sense, ” Cowell says. “A guy named Richard Curtis (the writer-director of the movie ‘Love Actually’) had pushed for this kind of awareness for years in the U.K., and he wanted to do something similar in America. ‘American Idol’ seemed the obvious place to go for the kind of awareness he wanted. That was his main priority; yes, we want to raise money, but most importantly, we want to raise awareness.”
As a music executive and a television producer and personality, Cowell allows that visiting underdeveloped regions is far from his norm. Still, he deemed it essential for “Idol Gives Back.”
“If you’re going to talk about it, you’ve actually got to witness it. Otherwise, you genuinely don’t know what you’re talking about.
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Ramiele yearns to be in RP for Christmas
The Florida-based Malubay told the Inquirer that the last time she visited the Philippines was two years ago.
…We try to visit every other year. Im now due for a vacation. I hope to visit this Christmas.
Malubay has always been vocal about being Filipino and even declared that she hoped to be the first Asian American Idol.
American Idol Betting At Online Casinos Becoming A Two Man Race
The most recent odds that have been released after Ramiele Malubay was eliminated last week, has David Archuleta gamblers laying money if they bet him to win. His odds are -120.
David Cook has been wowing judges for the past several weeks, and with each week that goes by, he is cutting his odds. He is now +200 to become the next American Idol.
After those two, everybody else is considered a long shot by odds makers. Michael Johns is +800. The next lowest odds are Carly Smithson and Brooke White, at +1150 and +1200, respectively.
Syesha Mercado is +3300, and fading Jason Castro is +3400. The long shot is still Kristy Lee Cook, whose odds have stayed consistent at +9000.
R&B Singer Alicia Keys To Tour The U.S., Jordin Sparks to Support
With only a small break after her European tour, R&B singer Alicia Keys is gearing up to take on the U.S. footprint.
The journey, which features “American Idol” winner Jordin Sparks in the opening slot, is due to kick off April 19 in Hampton, VA, and visit arenas all over the US and a couple in Canada through mid-June. The grand finale is set for June 18 at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.
Sanjaya Who? “Crying Girl” Is Now Sobbing for Jason
Remember Ashley, the teenaged girl who cried a river for Sanjaya Malakar on American Idol last season? Well, she and her watery eyes have a new favorite ‘ Jason Castro, the dreadlock-coiffed Texan who wowed audiences and Simon with his performance of “Hallelujah” a few weeks back. Access Hollywood reports that Ashley has been attending tapings again this season and the waterworks have been in full working order when Jason takes the stage.
Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban Carry Tour to University Park, Pennsylvania for Show Bryce Jordan Center April 12
Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban will take their highly touted ……Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Carnival Ride tour to University Park, Pennsylvania on April 12 for a show at the Bryce Jordan Center.
Prior to their PA show the two will be in Baltimore, Maryland on April 9, Charlottesville, Virginia on April 10 and Charleston, West Virginia on April 11.