Idol Headlines for 9/1/08

‘Idol’ singers present a patriotic show

Why did the American Idols cross the river?

Because of the Republican National Convention.

After six consecutive years at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, the “American Idols Live” tour landed Sunday at Target Center in Minneapolis. It’s a nonpartisan but American-loving tour, featuring Kristy Lee Cook’s rendition of “God Bless the U.S.A.”

This year’s approach — a countdown from finalist 10 to the champ — meant limited ensemble numbers and a long wait for a lot of young kids in the crowd of 11, 000 to see David and David after 9:10 p.m.

Star Tribune

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Fantasia Barrino Had Tumor on Her Throat, Hurt by Negative Publicity

Gaining her prominence as the winner of the third season of the television series “American Idol” in 2004, Fantasia Barrino has been invading the world of performing, taking over the Broadway stage. Portraying the critically acclaimed Celie in the musical, “The Color Purple, ” it is sad to say that she was forced to take hiatus following doctor’s diagnosis that she had tumor on her throat.

About that she openly told Sister 2 Sister magazine, “I couldn’t get enough sleep and sometimes onstage, I could taste blood … every now and then. They (producers) would send me to the hospitals and they would say, ‘Well, she’s dehydrated; that’s what’s making her tired.’ They would put IVs in me. But it just wasn’t enough.” Realizing that there might be something wrong with her throat, she eventually checked into a top throat doctor in Los Angeles, who then told her that she had tumor on her throat.

Ace Showbiz

Jordin Sparks Confirms Sydney & Melbourne Shows

The Frontier Touring Company is excited to announce the first live performances of platinum-selling Idol Jordin Sparks for Australian audiences. The ‹No Air songstress will perform intimate shows in Sydney and Melbourne this September as a special prelude to her December return in support of Alicia Keys Australian tour.


Facing the music

“American Idol” judges Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Kara DioGuardi are coming to Churchill Downs Thursday, and you do not want to waste their precious time with poor song choices.

They’ve heard it all. We’ve also been listening carefully for seven seasons, and it’s become fairly clear which songs have been over-used and abused, and which types of tunes soothe the savage Simon.


Jordin Sparks And Jesse McCartney

It’s not the Hannah Montana tour, or even the Disney Music Block Party tour, but “Jesse and Jordin Live, ” featuring “American Idol” Season 6 winner Jordin Sparks and former Dream Street singer/”Summerland” star Jesse McCartney, is a moderately hot ticket for tween music fans.

On the young person’s spectrum of exciting events, the concert falls somewhere between texting with a crush and watching a “Degrassi” marathon.

Washington Post

Reunited: Simon Cowell and girlfriend Terri Seymour are finally together again

Theyve barely been seen together in months and he spent the last few weeks flirting with fellow X Factor judge Cheryl Cole ‘ but Simon Cowell has been reunited with long-term girlfriend Terri Seymour.

The pair ‘ who have been plagued by break-up rumours in recent weeks ‘ were pictured together in Los Angeles this weekend.


Nigel to ‘Dance’ in SA

‘So You Think You Can Dance’ is pulling out the big guns for the first live episode of this new reality show.

None other than Nigel Lythgoe is headed for South Africa to judge the first live show in the South African series, which airs on SABC 1 Mzanzi fo sho on 6 September.

Lythgoe’s name will be familiar to viewers of the American version of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ ‘  not only is he the co-creator of the Emmy Award-winning series but he executive produces the show and is one of its most respected judges. South Africa is the first country outside of America that Lythgoe will be judging an episode in a series.

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