Idol Headlines for 8/22/10

@IdolsNow: Carly Smithson’s band We Are The Fallen releases second single, “Sleep Well, My Angel.” Carly tweets, “Just an FYI on this lovely Sunday. All media announcements that have been made today about our new single are rumors and completely untrue.”

And @IdolsNow tweets in response, “Confirming that promo copies of “Sleep Well, My Angel” by CARLY SMITHSON’s band We Are The Fallen have been sent to radio.”  Don’t know what’s going on here, but the well-connected Fred Bronson is behind Idols Now, and can be counted on for solid info.

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MamaSox fans host fundraiser concert

TOLEDO, Ohio – MamaSox Nation and MamaSox Village Idiots are hosting an Aug. 28 pre-“American Idol” Live gathering in honor of Crystal Bowersox’s return to Northwest Ohio.

“We wanted to do this grassroots for her. We thought it would be a great thing to do because this is really her homecoming and it’s not just the show itself, ” said Jeff Bridge, of Tucson, Ariz., a member of the Village Idiot’s “Boared” who will be at the event.

Read more at Fox Toledo

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Surprises add ‘Spice’ to Creative Emmys

“American Idol” host and perennial Emmy bridesmaid Ryan Seacreast collected his first-ever statuette for his role as producer on “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, ” which won for outstanding reality series.

Accepting the award, Seacrest gave a shout-out to an absent Oliver. “I applaud his courage to take on the obesity epidemic in America, ” said Seacrest, who dedicated the Emmy to the people of Huntington, Virginia, where the show was filmed.

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Interview: Tim Urban from American Idol

Tim Urban and I discuss the tour, life after Idol, and what he thinks about Ellen’s decision to leave the judges panel after one season.

How’s the tour been?

It’s been pretty great. I feel like we’re all kind of used to it at this point, cause we’re close to being done, we have only 10 more shows, so at this point we’re all kind of in the groove. It’s really a pretty incredible tour.

Read more at BlogCritics.org

Interview: Didi Benami from American Idol

She and I talked about the comparisons to Idol season seven’s Brooke White, her thoughts on why a positive voice is needed on the judges panel and what’s next for her after the American Idol Live tour.

How’s the tour been?

It’s been really amazing, this is a dream come true, and I don’t want it to end, but you know it could be a really good thing. We’re all going to go our own ways and do our own thing. It’s exciting, but it’s kind of sad.

Read more at BlogCritics.org

Interview: Aaron Kelly from American Idol

Aaron Kelly and I discussed his stage presence, how he chose his tour set list and what’s next for him after the tour ends.

How’s the tour going?

The tour is going fantastic for me. I’m having a lot of fun right now and getting to tour different cities and going all over the U.S. right now, so I’m having having a great time with it.

Read more at BlogCritics

Musical Mastermind David Foster to Host First Jakarta Concert

To celebrate a career spanning close to 40 years, Foster — the man behind some of the greatest songs ever produced ­— is scheduled to host a concert “Hit Man: David Foster & Friends” at the Ballroom of The Ritz Carlton Pacific Place, Jakarta, in October.

Big acts including Jazz artist Natalie Cole, American Idol winner Ruben Studdard and the wonder girl of Asia Charice Pempengco, are set to take to the stage in Jakarta. The Canadian Tenors, whom Foster brought to stardom, will also take part in the event, mixing classical and contemporary pop music.

Read more at The Jarkarta Globe

Former ‘Idol’ contestant enjoys new gig

Former “American Idol” finalist Leslie Hunt, of St. Charles, here singing at Elgin Academy, how lives in Chicago and is still making music.

Then it was on to Roosevelt University in Chicago to study music composition. And then, as most everyone in the Tri-Cities area who follows “American Idol” knows, she auditioned for that show, which she had never watched, and made it to the final 20 contestants in the 2007 season.

To no one’s surprise, she continues to make music and she’s doing it with a progressive rock band called District 97, which will release its debut album “Hybrid Child” on Sept. 14.

Read more at the Daily Herald

Jason Derulo, Jordin Sparks and 3OH!3 Reminisce On ‘When I Was 17’

Jason Derülo, Jordin Sparks and 3OH!3 are all young hitmaking artists, but it wasn’t too long ago that the stars were worried about their rides, fueling rivalries and rocking out in class.

Read more at MTV

The night the buzzers went dead backstage

It’s four minutes before show time, and the dreaded buzzers on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” aren’t working. They won’t light up; they won’t buzz — a potential catastrophe for a live, two-hour show that depends upon the loud, electronic “Xs” to announce that the act on stage is a dud.

“It’s happened before, ” says executive producer Jason Raff, explaining the sensitivities of electronic cables, “but we always fixed it before going on air.”

Not this time. In the master control room atCBS Television City, the nerve center of one of the industry’s most complex productions, Raff is on his feet, outlining emergency contingency plans for the crew. Vibrating with nervous energy, he is praying that the crew guy in charge of buzzers will report that the cables are fixed. But now it’s only 30 seconds before “Talent” goes live to 11 million viewers, and the “Xs” are still silent.

Read more at the New York Post

Glee Scoop: Britney “Lockdown, ” a Romance Update and…John Stamos Is Getting His Own Show!

Ryan Murphy – More Glee scoop

Jane Lynch – on working with Carol Burnett and more

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35 Comments

  1. Leslie Hunt an American Idol finalist? She got to the Top 24, but never made it to the Top 12.

  2. I don’t think I saw this bit of news posted about Luke Menard (top 16 semifinalist, S7):

    According to his tweets from last week he is going to star in a new Jason Mraz music video and he tweeted a pic of the two of them.

    He tweeted:

    http://twitpic.com/2frukt me and Jason Mraz on the set just before we started shooting for his music video.

    I just filmed yesterday as the lead in his next music video.

    song is called “love.” It’s a duet sung by Jason mraz and Hope. Should be out mid october. We filmed the video in Malibu.

  3. At between Rp 1 million to Rp 7.5 million ($ 110 to $840) a pop, some have said that the tickets for “Hit Man: David Foster & Friends” are too expensive for the Indonesian market, but Marcel disagrees. “We are very certain that all seats will be taken.”

    It’s too expensive even for the American market. That’s crazy, but somebody has to pay for the expense of getting David Foster & Friends to play there.

  4. Archie and Kris will be at this radio station bash in Louisville today. Archie is scheduled to do a 1/2 set. No word on whether Kris is performing or just hosting

  5. What is the last date (or week) for the Idol tour? They should be finishing up soon. I did try to look up the concert dates, but I’m obviously looking in the wrong place.

    ETA: Does Aug 31st sound right?

  6. Archie and Kris will be at this radio station bash in Louisville today. Archie is scheduled to do a 1/2 set. No word on whether Kris is performing or just hosting

    What is a “1/2 set”?

  7. What is a “1/2 set”?

    Only half of each song on his album. ;) LOL

    j/k I have no idea.

  8. I think I figured it out. She meant to say 1/2 hour long set. I saw this on Twitter from the Radio Station:

    @997DJX

    He’s playing about a half hour set RT @janey79: @997DJX how long will David be onstage? how many songs?
    23 minutes ago via Echofon

  9. Joyed, thanks for posting that twitpic from Luke Menard. He was my pre-season, based on looks only, favorite :-) He looks as awesome as ever! I’m glad to see he’s looking so healthy after his cancer scare.

  10. Haha, oops! I left out the word hour — sorry!!

    Archie is doing a 1/2 hour set

    Also, Kris is just hosting — not performing. He evidently told an interviewer that “they” won’ let him sing at this event (not sure if the “they” is his mgmt or the radio station — I’d bet it’s the former)

  11. Reminder:

    NO numbers in the headlines thread please. I moved the numbers stuff to the Weekend Countdown thread.

  12. Danny had his opening date with Lady Antebellum in NY last night.

    I’ll probably put up a post once more of the video/etc has come in, but here’s one video of Danny performing T-R-O-U-B-L-E as part of his closing sequence of songs :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah7icjqlCKs

  13. girlygirl,
    I think Kris is not performing because he has a gig with M5 in the same area (Lexington) in a few days. Remember the AR saga? I’m thinking it’s the same issue here.

  14. Archie is currently doing his soundcheck

    Pic!

    http://twitpic.com/2h7yjt

    He looks funny under that big ad for Jim Beam!

    Only half of each song on his album. ;) LOL

    You got me laughing with that.

    He evidently told an interviewer that “they” won’ let him sing at this event

    I don’t get this at all. If the money is enough to get him to fly there, why isn’t it enough for a warble?

  15. Someone on twitter said that Matt was at Kris and David A’s radio event in Louisville today, as a spectator. Hoping for a Kratt picture!

  16. Someone on twitter said that Matt was at Kris and David A’s radio event in Louisville today, as a spectator. Hoping for a Kratt picture!

    I think this is troll. She also said Pat Monahan was there but they have a concert in MD tonight. No one else has mentioned it.

  17. CarlySmithson just tweeted:

    Just an FYI on this lovely Sunday. All media announcements that have been made today about our new single are rumors and completely untrue.

  18. People tweeting that they see Cale. Why would he be there is Kris isn’t performing? Hmm

  19. Archie’s set is over. Tweets say he sounded great. I couldn’t tell from the cell cast. Let’s see if they do cell cast for Kris (if he’s performing, he’d be next)

  20. 997DJX

    Just wait @davidarchie will be performing with @wethekings coming up! half a minute ago via Echofon

  21. LOL

    KrisAllen

    # KrisAllen

    @calevis24 “if there was some way to turn narcolepsy into a stand-up comedy show, it’d be hilarious.” 2 minutes ago via Echofon

  22. some more tweets from the louisville bash – sounds like it was another successful performing day for david a…
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    @hollyreFOD

    Everybody screamed so loudly when they said David would be back to sing.
    half a minute ago via txt

    @JOHN_AF

    ANNNDDD he is done! Sounded awesome. TMH and SBL were CRAZY GOOD!!!!
    less than 20 seconds ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

    997DJX

    Just wait @davidarchie will be performing with @wethekings coming up!
    4 minutes ago via Echofon

  23. koshka, in case you’re still wondering, the last concert is Aug 31 in Indy.

  24. David joined We The Kings for a few bars of their song at the end, and he even showed some MOVES (Nigel would be proud :lol: )
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    @AsterixJonas: David dueting on “check yes, juliet” with wtk. He’s a jumping bean. And a twirl!

    @Zammie255: Omg David rocking out cutest thing in the world

    @janey79: Lol David sang and jumped. Lol. 2 bars maybe 3. He jumped like his life depended on it. LOL And a twirl, ohmyheck. Adorbs

    @Zammie255: David couldn’t stay and take picture with us because he was going to church. #omgilovehim

    @Scott_NJ: David just impresses the heck out of me! He gets done with performing and heads to Church! Priorities!

  25. wjmtv:
    08/22/2010 at 6:08 pm
    koshka, in case you’re still wondering, the last concert is Aug 31 in Indy.

    Thanks.

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