Idol Headlines for 7/5/08

Local kids tell us what they think about what’s out there

The show came to the San Diego Sports Arena Wednesday. For tickets to other concerts on the tour, go to

Review: The San Diego Sports Arena echoed with the sounds of thousands of high-pitched screams as if people had just plunged from the ceiling. In reality, the screams were because …American Idol’s resident daydreamer, Jason Castro, had just taken the stage. Jason did three tunes, and every time he hit his falsetto, there were cries of …OMG! He’s so hot!

Sign On San Diego

Pickler coming to Crawford Co. Fair

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Growing up in Albemarle, N.C., as Kellie Pickler rolled back and forth to customers at the Sonic Drive-In, her mind was on bigger things.

“Ever since I was little, I’ve dreamed of some day being part of country music, ” she said. “I’ve always wanted to go after what I want.

“I’ve never believed in settling. I think you should go after those dreams.”

Not settling has worked very well for this small town girl. Pickler’s down-home southern charm, along with her big voice and honest and open demeanor, has made her one of country music’s rising stars.

She will appear at the Crawford County Fair at 9 p.m. July 14.

Bucyrus Telegraph Forum

‘American Idol’ finalist serenades Rye crowd on Fourth

At the Fourth of July festivities Friday night in town, at least one person made some fireworks of her own.

Ayla Brown, an “American Idol” finalist in 2006, gave her many fans in her summer home of Rye a sampling of why she made it to No. 13 in the country on the popular television show.
Video – images set to Ayla Brown’s song “Forward (Unplugged)”

Singing not only one of the tunes from her album “Forward” in her clear, strong voice, Brown also unveiled her newest single, “Absolutely Everybody, ” which had young and old alike dancing.

A tall, slender, attractive young woman, she was clearly very comfortable on the small stage at Parsons Field. And she had a blast, too, calling up many small children onto the stage with her, getting them rocking, bringing a sea of small arms up high into overhead claps.

Seacoast Online

Mojo:lations – ‹Idol success

With the latest season of AI, televiewers around the globe were pitted in a match of David vs. David as teeny-bobber David Archuleta and rocker David Cook battled it out for the “Idol” top spot. While Cook came out victorious (I was rooting for the younger David), Im sure Filipinos will once again wait in eager anticipation for next season as “American Idol” goes through the rounds again.

Today Mojo:lations is my mini-homage to the AI conglomerate and some “Idol” news that pinoy fanatics are bound to enjoy. It music to everyone ears!


Jon Peter Lewis – 2004 American Idol Star Answers 11 Questions

“I love to write music.” Writes Jon Peter Lewis on his website. But his talents go beyond penning possible future pop hits. He’s directing the “American Idols Live” ensemble, performing on his own new CD “Break The Silence” and touring across the country.

If that’s not challenging enough, Plan B is pretty impressive too. “I was getting ready for Medical School; getting all of my microbiology out of the way…” He says. “I still have this dream of taking the MCAT and doing really well on it.”


Kelly Clarkson is TOAST

Kelly Clarkson celebrates the 4th of July by grabbing lunch at Toast Bakery Cafe with two of her close girlfriends on Friday.

The 26-year-old original American Idol is currently recording her fourth studio album with many collaborators including Sam Watters, Louis Biancaniello and Ryan Tedder from OneRepublic (Apologize, …Stop and Stare). Sam and Louis also wrote and produced the song …Anytime, which appeared on Kelly debut album Thankful in 2003.

Just Jared

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