David Archuleta is filming his video for the new single, “Something ‘Bout Love” in Los Angeles tonight, according to somebody who is there.
Kris Allen’s rained-out video shoot for “The Truth”, originally scheduled for last night has been postponed until Monday.
The Walmart sponsored made-for-TV movie, The Jensen Project, features a soundtrack produced by Randy Jackson and songs by Brooke White and Jordin Sparks. The family sci-fi flick airs on NBC tonight at 8 pm.
The Jensen Project DVD and soundtrack will be sold together in a bonus pack exclusively at Walmart starting Saturday, July 17. For more information visit www.thejensenproject.com.
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Melinda Doolittle gives advice on what NOT to do at your Idol audition. Read it HERE.
American Idol’s Lee DeWyze Dabbling in the Art of…Polka?!
Clearly, America shared our love because Lee was crowned this year’s Idol, and that title shall remain until the new Justin Bieber is found forever! But we also have high hopes for his post-Idol plans, and we’re looking forward to a taste of his solo career on tour…
“My album is going to be a folk/rock/pop album, ” he says when asked to describe his sound. Ah, yes. The “folockpop” genre. “It’s very polka, but less upbeat, ” he laughs.
Read more at EOnline
American Idol Concert in Hershey
DERRY TOWNSHIP, DAUPHIN COUNTY – The American Idol Concert rocked out tonight in Hershey. All 10 of the finalists performed including the winner, Lee Dewyze.
We caught up with a few of the finalists including local contestant Aaron Kelly.
” My life has changed so much. Where as now I go out in public and get recognized. Things have changed so much in the course of a year, ” says Kelly.
Watch a video at FOX 43.com
‘Idol’s’ top 10 ready to make their mark in Albany
Pessimists, some of them longtime fans of “American Idol, ” are saying this is the year the singing competition showed its age and began its decline.
There are no apparent megastars among the bunch, nor even any magnetic standouts like last year’s Adam Lambert. Factoring in a milder judging crew — including a defanged Simon Cowell and, in Ellen Degeneres, a newcomer who delivered verdicts along the lines of “It wasn’t very good, but you know I think you’re great and I still love you” — produced low ratings: The finale in May had the fewest viewers of any “Idol” coronation since the 2002 debut year. And the American Idol Live concert tour by the top-10 finishers, stopping in Albany on Saturday night, has endured weak ticket sales; promoters shortened the tour and have canceled eight dates so far because of a lack of audiences.
Read more at Times Union.com
American Idol Audition Hits Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE – Thousands of wannabes will invade Milwaukee next week to audition for Fox’s popular American Idol television show.
“We’re looking for the best and brightest Milwaukee has to offer, ” producer Patrick Lynn told me.
The auditions will be held Wednesday at the Bradley Center, with registration taking place on Monday and Tuesday.
Read more at 620wtmj
‘Idol’ winner to perform downtown
Kris Allen showed he had “no boundaries” when the “American Idol” Season Eight winner traveled all around the United States as part of the show’s 2009 summer tour.
This fall he will travel again — but this time he’ll make a stop in State College.
Allen will perform at 8 p.m. on Sept. 2 at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave.
State Theatre Executive Director Mike Negra said he thinks there will be a “real good response” to ticket sales.
Read more at the awesome college paper (I’m an alumni!) The Daily Collegian
VAL Celebration Features Elliott Yamin
One of Leesburg’s biggest developments is set to officially open its retail center Saturday. In Celebration, the Village at Leesburg will host a blowout summer block party featuring a live performance from former American Idol contestant Elliott Yamin.
The Richmond native made a name for himself as a finalist in Idol’s season five, going up against Katherine McPhee and the show’s eventual winner, Taylor Hicks. With the show far behind him, Yamin says now he is excited to play as often as he can, especially in his home state. “Every time I get a chance to play in an area I’m familiar with it’s awesome. There’s something about the love and support that comes to me from that area that’s really great, ” Yamin said.
Read more at Leesburg Today
Clay Aiken Taping Interview to Promote Georgia Public Broadcasting Pledge Drive
Clay Aiken is coming to Atlanta Tuesday to tape an interview to promote a concert he did in Raleigh for an upcoming August 1 pledge drive on Georgia Public Broadcasting. I’ll be able to interview him face to face for the first time. (I’ve talked to him by phone once and have seen him in concert.)
Read More at the Atlanta Journal Constitution
Orianthi cancels On the Waterfront performance
Orianthi has canceled her performance as opener for Adam Lambert at the On The Waterfront festival in Rockford IL on September 4.
Allison Iraheta will take Orianthi’s place as Adam’s opening act.
Fin more information at the OnTheWaterfront website.