Idol Headlines For 8/18/08

Fantasia Teams Up With Rocky City For New Album!

I have it on exclusive authority to reveal that Fannie is presently hard at work in an Atlanta area studio on her highly anticipated third album. The project is being helmed by Konvict Musik/Interscope Records representatives Rock City.

The song writing duo has already recorded six tracks for untitled project. I had the opportunity to hear some of the music recently. And for those of you who have placed Fantasia in a box from her up-tempo R&B/Pop tracks and high-octane stage antics will definitely be surprised because she coming back with an entirely new sound.

‘American Idol’ registration draws 1, 000s in New Jersey

Thousands of people lined up at the Meadowlands on Sunday to register for “American Idol” auditions.

New Jersey is the final stop for auditions for the hit Fox television show, and a producer for the show said people from as far away as California showed up to register.

About 3, 000 people arrived early in the morning for the 7 a.m. registration start, lining up around the back of the Izod Center in East Rutherford, said “American Idol” senior producer Patrick Lynn. Those queuing up early wanted to be among the first to perform when auditions start on Tuesday.

The Daily

Up Close With The American Idols – David Archuleta

In person American Idol runner-up David Archuleta comes across as an average seventeen year old. Dressed in jeans and red t-shirt, Archuleta would have easily blended in with the swarm of fans cheering for him outside the Tacoma Dome.

However, Archuleta is not living the typical teenage lifestyle. He has appeared before millions of viewers on a popular TV show and is currently traveling the country performing on the American Idol tour. He also working on recording an album and has just released a new single, …Crush. That a lot for a guy who hasnt even finished high school yet.

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Songs echoing in their hearts, ‘American Idol’ hopefuls flock to Meadowlands

You could be America’s next “Idol.”

New York-area auditions for the eighth season of “American Idol” kick off Tuesday morning and thousands of wanna-be superstars swarmed registration lines Sunday at the Meadowlands for a chance to audition.

“I’m not nervous at all, ” said Amira Tamara, 20, a self-described singer-songwriter from Woodside, Queens, as she waited in line. “I’m going to help their ratings. This is a breeze.”

Not everyone was so in touch with their inner diva.

NY Daily News

‘American Idol’ hopefuls make an early entrance at Meadowlands

Thousands made their way to Izod Center in East Rutherford today because they wanted one thing — a chance to audition for season eight of “American Idol.”

They came from as far as New Hampshire and as close as Jersey City. They reverently invoked the names of their predecessors — Kelly Clarkson, Fantasia Barrino, Jennifer Hudson.

Although the center welcomed the first “Idol” hopefuls when the gates opened at 2 a.m., singers arrived throughout the day. No auditions were held; those in line were there just to snag a wristband that would grant the wearer access to auditions held tomorrow. Wristbands — silver for singers, orange for a parent or friend — will still be distributed through 8 a.m. Monday.

Critic Previews David Cook’s Idols Tour Coming to Kansas City

Tickets to see American Idol David Cook and the rest of his touring buddies are still available for this coming weekend in Kansas City.

The tour was in Lexington, Kentucky August 16. In the Lexington Herald-Leader, critic Walter Tunis described the show like this: “In a long evening of pop pageantry, (Syesha) Mercado, like (David) Archuleta with his King/Kingston medley, showed American Idol had in its possession something its biggest critics never would have dreamed possible: soul.”


CNN Teams up with Daughtry for “League of First Time Voters”

Maybe it’s your first time. Maybe it isn’t.

Either way, CNN is counting on a specially recorded cover of Foreigner’s 1977 hit “Feels Like the First Time” to attract new or returning voters who want to find out what’s going on in the presidential campaign.

The tune, cut by the Grammy-nommed band Daughtry, will be the theme song for an occasional segment called “League of First Time Voters.” It bows tonight during the cabler’s “Campbell Brown: Election Center.”

Huffington Post

Hair at the fair: Ex-‘Idol’ star serenades Clarke County

BERRYVILLE ‘  For different reasons and at different times, Bucky Covington brought the Long sisters to tears.

When the Rockingham, N.C., native was voted off ‘  or kicked off, he calls it ‘  “American Idol” in 2006, Cheyenne Long, 11, cried. Two years later, upon first hearing Covington’s latest single on country radio, “I’ll Walk, ” Ryan Long, 18, found herself in tears, too.

At the Clarke County Fair on Saturday night, the sisters, from Capon Ridge, W.Va., saw the man who had made them cry. They appeared to have kept their emotions in check this time.


Crowd-pleaser Covington caps a week of fair festivities

Berryville ‘  The line leading to …American Idol finalist and country singer Bucky Covington was dense as he stood by his tour bus greeting fans.

Sarah Dalton, 7, of Berryville, was near the back.

Wearing an …I Heart Bucky T-shirt she had decorated herself, and armed with a CD and a poster that she had adorned with the singer name, hearts, and a smiley face, she waited cheerfully for the meet-and-greet that preceded Covington concert on Saturday night.

Country musician and …American Idol finalist Bucky Covington encourages the crowd to sing along during his concert Saturday night at the Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds near Berryville.
(Photo by Ginger Perry)

The concert at the grandstands served as the finale to the week-long 54th Annual Clarke County Fair, and Sarah, her mother Julie, her 9-year-old sister Elizabeth, and family member Amanda Cutrona had been trying to get into the show since 4 p.m.

Winchester Star

American Idol LaKisha Jones

American Idol LaKisha Jones stopped by the studio and performed. Check it out below.

Five Things You May Not Know About American Idol

Since it debut in 2002, few television shows have achieved the popularity that American Idol has. American Idol is a talent competition that has the stated goal of finding hidden singing talents that would otherwise go unnoticed. Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, and Carrie Underwood are some of the more popular singers who have come from the show. With the huge audience that the show attracts each week, much is known about the popular reality series, but here are five things you may not know about American Idol.

ALMA Awards

The red carpet season kicked off with a bang this weekend with the 2008 ALMA Awards, the American Latino Media Awards.

Eva Longoria Parker was crowned this year’s host and rose to the occasion, arriving on the red carpet with husband, Tony Parker, wearing a stunning teal cocktail dress.

Eva was joined by a host of stars including Jessica Alba, America Ferrera, Ana Ortiz and Paula Abdul.


Chelsie Hightower’s Experience on SYTYCD

For those who may not know Chelsie Hightower, she was recently a semifinalist on the popular television dance series …So You Think You Can Dance. She made it to be one of the top three girls on the nationally syndicated show, which is quite an achievement. She also happens to be a member of my ward. In fact, in the first episode of her audition they featured a clip filmed in her home and the recreational areas of the same residential complex in which I live. She also is an excellent ballroom dancer, a talent and sport which I have been involved with and have personally competed in for many years.

Nashville Star 2008 Tour Dates Announced

The 2008 Nashville Star contestants Melissa Lawson, Gabe Garcia and Shawn Mayer will be on tour next month following Melissa season 6 win.

The dates and locations are here:

Reality TV Tickets

Last night on television: The X Factor

Come back, Sharon Osbourne ‘ all is forgiven. Well, maybe not all. Certainly not your creepy flirting with male contestants younger than your son. Or your excruciating, hamster-on-helium voice. Or your insistence, series after series, of hiring that absurd, beret-sporting pseud with the multi-coloured goatee as one of your mentoring team.

Let start again. Come back, Sharon Osbourne ‘ not much is forgiven, but, to my surprise, I miss you on The X Factor.

X Factor wannabes are X tremely untalented

God, I love The X Factor. Yes, I know it’s wrong.

First and foremost, The X Factor is about talent – the talent to be truly, originally talentless – which is actually more difficult than you’d think.

And no, I’m not just talking about call centre manager manque Dermot O’Dreary.

I love studying Dannii Minogue and the way she talks without actually moving her mouth or any part of her face.

I love Cheryl Cole and her hair – as talented an impression of a Bratz doll as you are likely to see.

Above all, I love it that Sharon Osbourne isn’t in it any more.

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