Idol Headlines for 9/19/08

David Archuleta’s Debut Album

With David Archuleta’s first single, “Crush, ” making a huge splash by debuting at #2 on the Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, it’s no wonder that the “Archies” have been chomping at the bit for news of the debut album. It has now been confirmed that David’s self-titled CD will be released by 19 Recordings/Jive Records on November 11, one week before AI winner David Cook. Both albums have been named as EW’s “20 Fall Albums We Can’t Wait to Hear.”

American Idol

Apple being Sued Over Idol Daughtry’s “Feels Like Tonight”

Randy Mazick, of the Arizona-based band The Asphalt, has named Apple in a new lawsuit against Chris Daughtry. The suit, which targets Daughtry, songwriters Lukasz Gootwald, Martin Karl Sandberg, and Sheppard Solomon, the Bertelsmann Music Group (owner of RCA Records), and Apple for violation of copyright over Daughtry’s 2006 hit “Feels Like Tonight, ” claims the song lifts its “hook” from The Asphalt song “Tonight, ” written by Mazick in 2005 and registered with the US Copyright and Trademark Office in April of this year. Apple is named in the suit because the company distributes the song via iTunes.

Ars Technica

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‘Idol’ judges weigh in on Salt Lake auditions

What did the judges think after the beginning of round two of the American Idol auditions here in Salt Lake? Host Ryan Seacrest said, “This is one of my favorite cities.” Judge Randy Jackson added, “I actually think Salt Lake City has been one of our favorite cities so far.” Seacrest and Jackson noticed a few standouts, one woman in particular, who will remain nameless for now. New judge Kara DioGuardi seemed to agree.

“[There were] some good ones, ” she said.

News Ticker: American Idol

With four judges now manning the desk on American Idol, Simon Cowell has deciding vote on who goes to Hollywood, Paula Abdul says. Abdul also admitted she is so far unimpressed with the people auditioning for the show eighth season.

Rolling Stone

American Idol Melinda Doolittle on the Road to Fame

Third place winner, Melinda Doolittle, of American Idol sixth season finally snags a record deal with Hi Fi Recordings (MPCA). The …heart-of-gold singer has waited a year to get the attention of a record label. An official date for her first CD is yet to be named. However, it is said to be sometime this fall. …It Your Love, the first single was released to nationwide radio stations and should be heard this month. Completing the

Melinda Doolittle of American Idol, has a big draw in appealing to many different age and ethnic groups. Before her run on American Idol, she sang as a backup singer to various celebrities as Aaron Neville, BeBe, Alabama, Michael McDonald and many others. Although taking third place, Simon Cowell (American Idol judge) spoke out saying that Melinda should have been chosen the winner.

Garden Diva

Kellie Pickler To Launch Sophomore Album On Today Show

Nashville, TN. (Top40 Charts/ BNA Records) – With nearly 800, 000 albums sold on her debut album Small Town Girl, CMA Top New Artist nominee Kellie Pickler is excited to christen the release of her self titled, sophomore album on Tuesday, September 30 when she performs on The Today Show.

Kellie returns to the Today Show where she kicked off her first album nearly two years ago, and she visited the show again last December.
On her return visit Kellie said, “The last time I was on the show they were doing a pet adoption segment and a Chihuahua peed on me. I can’t wait to find out what the next adventure will be, ” she laughed. “Seriously, I’m so proud of this album, and I can’t wait to share it, ” she continued.

Top 40 Charts

Carrie Underwood, Boys and Dogs

Sometimes new country artists get pigeon-holed. This one sings about redneck life, that one tackles the tear-jerkers, this one goes for the patriotic edge. But Im glad to see that never happened to Carrie Underwood.


Carrie Underwood’s winning ways didn’t stop after “Idol”

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, who plays the Puyallup Fair tonight.

Seattle Times

Abdul: Cowell Can’t Turn My Friend Against Me

According to American Idol judge Simon Cowell, he gets bored when everyone gets along with each other.

So when OK! talked to the devious Brit a couple weeks ago, he admitted that he was already trying to stir up a feud between Paula Abdul and her former roommate, the brand new AI panel member, Kara DioGaurdi.

OK Magazine

Botox Cowell has no scowl

SIMON Cowell has plumped for so many wrinkle-busting Botox jabs he can barely move his face, claims the host of America version of Pop Idol.

Telly Mr Nasty even finds it a struggle to perform his trademark scowl, US star Ryan Seacrest revealed.

The vain X Factor judge, 48, has been left with only ONE facial expression, Seacrest quipped.

The Sun

Overmyer rocks Lafayette

TODAY: That big voice is back in Lafayette. Mulberry own Amanda Overmyer will hold her first official concert in Greater Lafayette since her …American Idol ride this winter. Overmyer placed 11th but turned many heads with her bluesy, rocking singing style, look, attitude and personality. Since the end of her run, Overmyer graced the stage of famed Los Angeles club Whiskey-A-Go-Go, played a series of shows at the Harley-Davidson Summerfest in Milwaukee and rounded up an all-star band to play tonight show. The band features current and former members of Old School, Fat Man Misery, Ma Kelley and Steeleto. Overmyer has been busy recording a full-length CD as well. With producer Rocco Guarino behind the controls, the cuts feature a variety of big rock songs. Expect a preview of the album tonight. The Cheese Weasels will open the show.

JC Online

Chamber to hold home tour fundraiser

The annual home tour fundraiser hosted by the Lake Arrowhead Communities Chamber of Commerce is planned from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in Lake Arrowhead.

Tickets cost $35 to $40.

The 6th annual Home Tour VIP event, called Friday Night at the Moulin Rouge, will be from 6 10 p.m. today in Cedar Ridge. The event will feature American Idol finalist LaKisha Jones. Tickets for the gala and home tour cost $125.

American Idol Finalist Chris Sligh to Perform in Milton

Chris Sligh, a top ten finalist on the hit TV series AMERICAN IDOL, will be headlining a concert at Eagle Nest Fellowship Church near Milton on Saturday night, November 15th. The concert is sponsored by 88.7, WKNZ, a new Christian radio station coming to Delaware in March of 2009.

Sligh vocal skills and humor, combined with his unique presentation style and curly hair, earned him rave reviews and made him a memorable contestant during the 2006 AMERICAN IDOL competition. His performance of …Kiss from a Rose by Seal earned him a standing ovation from Paula Abdul during his audition, and he famously told the judges he had tried out for the show to ‹make David Hasselhoff cry, a reference to the previous season finale which showed Hasselhoff in the audience wiping a tear.

Britney Spears to perform on TV talent contest

Pop star Britney Spears will reportedly return to Britain for the first time in four years to perform on TV talent contest The X Factor.

Spears was coaxed back to Britain by music mogul Simon Cowell who begged her to perform on his show, reports

Top 5 Thursday: ‘Dancing With the Stars’

‘Dancing with the Stars’ three-night season premiere is set to air starting on Monday night with a whole new crop of D-list celebrity dancers, including Kim Kardashian, Lance Bass, Toni Braxton, Susan Lucci and Brooke Burke.

There’s a twist this time — each team must be prepared with two routines for the first week of dance matches — one will be performed that night and two couples will be kicked off the dance floor right then and there. Ouch!

If that’s not enough reason to set your TiVo to record ‘DWTS, ‘ here’s my top 5 reasons for watching …


Let’s dance: ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ tour is homecoming for 3 Utahns

Dancer Gev Manoukian got into the moves when he was in elementary school.

“I just saw my friends doing some break dancing, ” said the Centerville resident in an interview with the Deseret News. “I loved what they were doing, and I wanted to be a part of it. So I tried it out.”

Recently, Manoukian danced his way into the hearts of reality TV fans across the nation. He was one of the 10 finalists in this season of Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance.” That earned him a place on the “Dance” tour, which will make a stop at the E Center Tuesday.

Deseret News

Gev’s gotta dance!

Gev Manoukian is on the move again.

“I could never stand in one spot, ” he said. “I’ve always been a spaz kind of guy.”

Manoukian, a Top 11 finalist on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance, ” is about to start on his biggest professional dance gig to date. The Centerville resident starts a 40-city tour with his fellow finalists on Saturday, in Tacoma, Wash.

His third stop, Tuesday, brings him to West Valley City.

Healthy ‘Bones’ can’t top ‘America’s Got Talent’

The continued ratings power of America’s Got Talent almost makes you wonder why NBC didn’t just bring back David Hasselhoff to star in its upcoming Knight Rider update. Indeed, with an average 12 million viewers in the overnights, the Peacock’s bizarre, two-hour reality competition was the top-rated program of the night.

Entertainment Weekly

‘America’s Got Talent’ recap: Waiting for the final five

Welcome back! We’ve had a few days to let last week’s mania settle in, and finally, it seems like we’re getting somewhere. We’re going from top ten to top five this week, and next week is going to be the finals. One thing that I didn’t realize is that there are no more judges’ picks from this point on, so America is left to make “responsible choices, ” according to Piers. Let’s see how that goes.

This week is “heroes week, ” where the contestants all have dedicated their acts to their personal heroes. Unfortunately, this does not mean, as I originally thought, that their acts are dedicated to the television show Heroes. I think that would make it way more interesting.

Entertainment Weekly

‘America’s Got Talent’: At least 3 of the Top 5 are awesome

We’re back tonight to find out America’s Got Talent’s Top 5. And I don’t even need the crappy clips on the website to help me tonight! I honestly don’t know who is going to make it through but if either Eli Mattson or Nuttin’ but Stringz get eliminated, I will be very upset.

Jerry welcomes us and the judges to the show. The Hoff looks very dapper in a suit coat, as opposed to the as-of-late fugly-ass vests he’s been wearing over dress shirts that show way too much chest hair. We have an unnecessary clip show of last night, then we finally get down to it.


America’s Got Talent: Episode 315B

Shocks? What shocks? America’s Got Talent’s Top 5 is actually what the TV Squad readers and myself predicted after watching the Top 10 performances. Who made the cut and what I thought of Natasha Bedingfield’s performance coming up!

TV Squad

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