Idol Headlines for 9/14/08

Cook heats up BOK Center

Tulsa’s own ‘American Idol’ champion thrills fans in the tour’s final concert. David Cook’s dream of rocking Tulsa’s new BOK Center came true Saturday night. Cook, this year’s “American Idol” champ, stole the show on the “American Idols Live” tour final stop. And fans turned out in droves for this year’s top 10 finalists, waiting hours outside for autographs despite pouring rain.

Fans anxious for new, original music from Cook will have to wait until November for the release of the album he’s working on with rock producer Rob Cavallo, along with a few well-known Oklahoma names ‘  his former Midwest Kings bandmates Neal Tiemann and Andy Skib, and Zac Maloy of the Nixons.

Tulsa World

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Carrie Underwood still out to prove herself

The music industry has had little to celebrate lately, faced with declining revenues, illegal file sharing and general irrelevance.

But beacons of hope do exist, and one of the brightest of the past three years has been country-pop superstar Carrie Underwood. Bucking the trend of most musicians, Underwood’s CD sales and awards have rolled in with regularity. More important, her wholesome image has connected with people in a genuine way, providing an antidote to the slick, forced personas of most would-be pop stars.

“Right after I came off `American Idol’ I used every single opportunity that I could to prove myself, ” said Underwood. “I consider every vocal performance and every award show the same way.”

St. Louis Today

Florida GOP Stars Coming Out for McCain

JACKSONVILLE, FL — First Coast News has learned that the biggest names in Florida’s Republican party will be together on stage at Jacksonville’s Veterans Memorial Arena Monday morning, for the return of Senator John McCain to the First Coast.

We’ve learned the list includes Sen. Mel Martinez, Gov. Charlie Crist, and former governors Jeb Bush and Bob Martinez, as well as American Idol finalist and former US Navy sailor Phil Stacey.

First Coast News

‘So You Think You Can Dance’: Tour expectations (video)

“So You Think You Can Dance” and its quirky cool cast of characters are preparing for their tour. We already know Joshua won, and that Twitch and Katee were just as deserving. Now, though, many will get to come back and thrill crowds live without all of the pressure.

At the soundstage where they were were doing press for the show, there was a fun, family feel to the group. The PR crew, the tech crew and general stage handlers all seemed involved in the busyness and laid-back attitude. The Fox Morning Show was there as well and the group was pumped to do a little impromptu performing for the television audience. Even when the cameras were off, many practiced moves off to the side or kidded each other with battle- and club-style dance moves.

LA Times

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