Idol Headlines for 9/17/08

Behind the Music with David Archuleta

David Archuleta’s got a crush! The “American Idol” wunderkind is taking ET behind the scenes of his first-ever music video!

Watch as the golden-voiced singer with the infectious smile takes you behind-the-scenes of his music video, “Crush, ” and into his trailer! Joined by his family, the teen dream also opens up about his excitement about his first video shoot and his new-found success.

ET Online

Red carpet skinny

The 37th Ryder Cup Gala is tonight at the Kentucky Center featuring an official introduction of the teams and a performance by Carrie Underwood.

If you want to get a glimpse of the notables expected to attend the formal affair, make plans to stake out a spot before the red carpet opens at 7 p.m.


More Idol Headlines after the JUMP…

Judges give Utah ‘Idol’ hopeful thumbs down

After waiting more than a month for the second round of auditions, 18-year-old Kelly Coombs finally stood in front of four “American Idol” producers Tuesday in a room inside Salt Lake City’s EnergySolutions Arena and sang “Let’s Hear It For the Boys” by Denise Williams.
The judges gave her a thumbs down.
“Too theater, ” they told her, saying that her voice sounded too much like a Broadway diva’s.
The Lindon teen was one of scores who showed up at the home of the Utah Jazz on Tuesday to sing in front of the Fox show’s producers for the second round of auditions for next season.
Coombs and her family said the show’s judges, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul, and the “Idol’s” newest addition, songwriter and judge Kara DioGuardi, will secretly be vetting out contestants in a third round of auditions Thursday and Friday. All auditions this week are closed to the public and news media.

Salt Lake Tribune

Fall music showdown: David vs. David

Both of their debut albums made our list of the 20 Fall Albums We Can’t Wait to Hear, but the question is: Whose album will you actually purchase come November? David Cook’s (Nov. 18) or David Archuleta’s (Nov. 11)? And oh look, we ask that question in a poll below!

The last American Idol album I bought was Kelly Clarkson’s Breakaway, so I’m thinking I’ll be a ‘neither.’ But, I do agree with Slezak that Archuleta’s first single “Crush”* is surprisingly good, and Cook totally won me over with his candid discussion of the “magic rainbow” lyric in his Idol winner’s single, “The Time of My Life, ” so anything is possible…

Entertainment Weekly

David Archuleta Saddened By End of Idol Tour

As the American Idol tour comes to an end, season seven runner-up David Archuleta is feeling bittersweet.

“I’m here in Tulsa for the last day of the tour and it’s pretty sad but exciting at the same time. I don’t think it’s really hit all of us that it’s the end of the whole American Idol experience together. It’s been an AMAZING year, ” the singer, 17, wrote Sunday on his MySpace celebrity blog.

Ryder Cup: Carrie Underwood to perform at gala dinner as captains prepare Valhalla attire

Country music artist Underwood, who has sold over 11 million records worldwide since winning the fourth season of American Idol, follows in the footsteps of past performers Celine Dion and K Club surprise guest Van Morrison.

The 37th Ryder Cup promises to be a who who of the sporting and entertainment business with a host of celebrities expected to descend on Valhalla.

H’wood Falls In Love

dreamy 27th birthday — her boyfriend, “I Love New York 2” participant David Otunga proposed to her, her rep confirmed to People magazine. The “Dreamgirls” star is preparing for a busy fall with a new self-titled album (her first since competing on “American Idol”) and new film, “The Secret Life of Bees.” Most recently, Hudson played Carrie’s assistant in “Sex and the City, ” who gets engaged to a hometown sweetheart in the film. Similarly, Otunga and Hudson both hail from Chicago (Hudson’s’ “Louise” and her beau were from St. Louis).

ABC News

Kellie Pickler Pledges Titanic Allegiance

Week two of the NFL season is in the books, and one of the artists who following the game this year is Kellie Pickler, who has ties to two different teams in the league.

“I love football, ” she told the national radio show GAC Nights: Live From Nashville. “Hockey my main sport, but I do like football. Im from North Carolina, so of course, I was a Panther fan, and I still am. I love Carolina, so yeah, I pull for them. Im in Tennessee now, so of course, Im backin up the Titans. I love football. I think it great. It fun, it kinda like you can take the whole family and go to a game and sit on the end of your chair. It just a fun sport to follow.”


‘American Idol Man Curse Strikes Again: Blake Lewis Cut Loose

Like a velvet painting of Jesus playing cards with Elvis, Bob Marley and Jim Morrison, somewhere out there, we hope, is a poker game in a smoke-filled basement featuring all the male …American Idol ghosts of major-label-glory past.

Maybe Ruben Studdard is dealing, Taylor Hicks is mixing up some beer-tinis, Bo Bice is playing a bit of Skynyrd on an acoustic guitar in the corner, and the newest recruit to the Hall of …AI Shame, Blake Lewis, is quietly beatboxing …You Give Love a Bad Name while drowning his sorrows in a bowl of Funyuns.



KARA DioGuardi, the new “American Idol” judge, is going through a bit of a behind-the-scenes audition herself. On TV’s biggest stage, no less. After sitting through “Idol” auditions in New York, Jacksonville, Louisville and San Francisco, she’s finding her footing, she says. And she says her style continues to evolve as she critiques prospective contestants.

NY Post

GAC’s Into the Circle Debuts Saturday

Rodney Atkins, James Otto, Kellie Pickler, Ashton Shepherd and Chuck Wicks are the five Country Music newcomers who will be paired with Opry member mentors in GAC’s new series, Into the Circle. The new artists have one-on-one sessions with Opry members to learn about headlining a tour and selecting songs, as well as managing a families and life on the road.

The five-part series debuts Saturday, Sept. 20, at 10 p.m. EST.

Country Hound

Cowell’s got a nose for talent

The creator and executive producer of the hit TV shows “America’s Got Talent, ” “Britain’s Got Talent, ” “American Idol, ” “The X Factor” and “American Inventor” has worked in the music industry for more than 28 years, launched his own label at age 23, and his artists have had more than 70 No. 1 hits in the United States and Britain.

Cowell knows what television audiences want to watch and what they will pay to hear.

Tulsa World

Miley Cyrus and Justin Gaston Date Two: The Mall

It seems like the Miley Cyrus picture scandals are over… For now! You also may or may not know that Cyrus has a new BF — Justin Gaston — a Nashville Star contestant and underwear model. Hey they have a lot in common, Miley likes to model her underwear also.

The first date we know of was on Sunday where they attended church together. It must have went well because E!Online says: “The [couple] followed up Sunday’s church date with a visit to L.A.’s Century City mall Monday.”


Lance Bass On Justin, Hairy Chests & the Jonas Bros

Lance Bass is counting on most of ‘N Sync to come watch him compete in Dancing With the Stars. The only one he’s not too sure about is Justin Timberlake.

“If Justin ever calms down and doesn’t not work, then he’ll definitely be here, ” Bass says. With or without friends in the audience, Bass is, surprisingly quite nervous about DWTS. Why? Ya gotta keep reading for the second part of my one-on-one with Lance to find out…

Tams takes it!

Coaldale Theo Tams, just days from his crowning as the 2008 Canadian Idol, returned home Friday for a much needed break.
After weeks of living and performing in Toronto on the Idol stage Tams was singled out as the winner of the Canadian Idol last Wednesday evening. Over the course of the summer over 30 million votes were cast in the competition and Tams came out on top after going head to head with Mitch MacDonald in the final two last week.
…It been unreal, said Tams on Saturday. …Im so exhausted. He flew home Friday and surprised his family at his grandparent wedding anniversary. He said Friday night was the first good sleep hed enjoyed in weeks. …A couple more like that and I will be caught up.

Sunny South News

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