Check out these interviews with Paul McDonald, Stefano Langone and Casey Abrams from last week’s Idol Press day from Yahoo Music’s Lyndsey Parker.
Both hint that they didn’t have much control over what songs they will be performing on the upcoming Idol tour.
Paul McDonalds’ first post-Idol album will be a solo album, although he may have a few of his Grand Magnolia’s bandmates play on it. Namia was singing one of her original tunes in the background. “I’m 26 years old, if I’m going to sell my soul, ” says Paul, “I might as well do it now.” He sang “Tutti Frutti” as a joke at his audition. Despite his “too cool for school” attitude, he appreciates that Idol has opened doors for him. (Read more at Yahoo Music)
Stefano Langone hints that he didn’t have much choice as far as what songs he’s singing on tour. Stefano talks about his choice to stay in Los Angeles to network, rather than heading home for a little R&R after his elimination. He also talks about his decision NOT top play piano on the show. However, Stefano will be tickling the keys on tour!
R&B, soul and a little jazz are the styles he hope to incorporate into his sound when he gets the chance to make an album. Stefano doesn’t feel he was represented properly when he was on Idol. “I’m an artist with an edge, ” says Stefano, “On the show I didn’t get to be seen so much with that edge. ”
“I fought for that spot, ” Stefano says of making it all the way to 7, “Even with being misled, even getting wrong songs…we don’t always get to pick our songs.”
“I worked just as hard, if not harder than anybody there, ” says Stefano of his time on Idol. (Read more at Yahoo Music)
Casey Abrams spills the tour concert order! “Lauren goes, and then Jacob goes, Haley goes, Dubin goes and then Scotty goes…something along those lines.”
“It’s going in a different order, ” says Casey, “but I like the way it is.” Casey says he’ll be doing songs on tour that he wanted to do on Idol. (Read more at Yahoo Music)