Idol Headlines for 7/13/08

Tacoma ‹American Idol

Saturday More than 100 …American Idol fans waited in the heat for hours Saturday outside the Tacoma Dome, and wilted when they learned any chance to meet the stars wouldnt happen until after the concert.

Holding signs such as …I (heart) Archie and …Canada loves Castro, fans from as far as Alaska and Utah hoped for a glimpse of the Top 10 singers from the mega-hit FOX reality television show.

Meanwhile, the performers mostly stayed inside to do media interviews, eat and rest up for the 7 p.m. concert. A few ventured outside to greet fans through a security fence.

Michael Johns, the 29-year-old soul-rock singer, had a bulky icepack strapped to his left elbow after a fall in the Dome parking lot. Johns tripped over some luggage while trying to catch a football thrown by fellow rocker David Cook, who won this year …Idol competition.

The News Tribune

American Idol David Cook Doesn’t Know His Way Around a Cocktail

It was heavily publicized that American Idol David Cook was a bartender before he won the title. Recently there was some kind of publicity event at The Rainbow on Sunset Strip and David made a special guest appearance, working the bar for a few hours. Oddly enough, when customers ordered drinks David didn’t know how to make them! He didn’t know the ingredients in a screw driver and a staffer had to tell him! In fact the staffer ended up making almost all the drinks because it was easier than telling David how to do it. Service was incredibly SLOW and everyone found it hard to believe David was ever a bartender. Maybe he worked in a beer bar.

Janet Charlton’s Hollywood

Stevie Wonder at White River: old hits, new stylings and plenty of charm

Stevie Wonder’s powers are undiminished. At 58, the great Motown legend is as vital and creative as ever. He still has a wondrous, youthful spirit, and beguiling, mischievous charm.

Switching among various keyboards Friday night at the White River Amphitheatre in Auburn, the smiling showman delivered many of his classic soulful, funky hits, as well as some lesser-known gems, and even a new song, to the delight of the near-capacity crowd.

The richness of his voice was fully on display in a shimmering “Golden Lady, ” a beautiful, evocative “Overjoyed” and a fun, joyful “My Cherie Amour.” He played a string of fan favorites toward the end, galvanizing the crowd with “Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours, ” “Sir Duke, ” “I Wish” and “Superstition” (with Sanjaya Malakar of “American Idol” fame briefly joining in).

Seattle Times

“East Texas Idol” Auditions Successful

TYLER – East Texans lined up at the Broadway Square Mall in Tyler to try and become the first-ever “FOX 51 East Texas Idol!”

Some spent many days preparing, while others just showed up.

The one thing we found they have in common — they’re all nervous to find out who will be chosen as “FOX 51 East Texas Idol.”

Organizers say 66 people tried out.

And they say– all of them were entertaining.

The winner of “FOX 51 East Texas Idol” and a guest will travel to Florida to compete for American Idol.


Phil Stacey Makes Televised Grand Ole Opry Debut

American Idol 6 finalist Phil Stacey will be making his televised Grande Ole Opry debut on Saturday, July 12 at 8 PM ET on GAC. Phil Stacey will be performing songs from his recently released self-titled CD. One of the songs will be the single …If You Didnt Love Me, which was co-written by Rascal Flatts front man Gary LeVox.

On March 29th, 2008, Phil Stacey has his first experience on the Opry. In regards to his experience, Phil said, …Im blown away, Im absolutely on cloud nine, this is one of the biggest experiences of my life.

Reality TV Magazine

No Idol Moments for George Martin

Forget the persistent rumors that Sir George Martin, best known as producer of those British guys known as the Beatles, will one day turn up as a mentor on Fox’s “American Idol.”

Martin, speaking to the Television Critics Association about a sprawling PBS music series, “On Record: The Soundtrack of Our Lives, ” that according to our press kits isn’t scheduled to premiere for two more years, was asked about those “Idol” reports.

“I know it’s enormously popular, ‘American Idol, ‘” Martin said. “But it’s not my cup of tea.”

Tea being very important to the British, that apparently means he “would never dream of” appearing on the show, which is based on Britain’s own “Pop Idol.”

Martin also pointed out that the people associated with the show are making an awful lot of money, “but I’d rather be poor.”

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