Paula Abdul Attends Idol Rehearsal, Dinner Afterward, Idols are Off to Portland!

Paula Abdul attended American Idol tour rehearsal Friday, and took the Idols to dinner at Beso afterward.

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After dinner, the Idols hit the dance floor, performing the Paula Abdul choreographed “Don’t Stop til You Get Enough” in the middle of the dance floor. And there was pole dancing. Yes there was!

Paula, Matt Giraud, Anoop Desai, Danny Gokey, Michael Sarver and Scott MacIntyre twittered the deets, plus pictures!

According to Matt, today’s rehearsal was the last in Los Angeles. They’ll be heading to Oregon to get ready for their first concert in Portland on July 5.

From Matt, “Were heading back to the hotel. It was our last day of work until Portland. Next..the big stage. There’s a whole new stage set up this year”

*The pic of Allison and Anoop came from Allison’s brand new twitter account HERE.
** Adam Lambert wasn’t at Beso. He attended a surprise B-day party for songwriter Ferras.

Twitters after the JUMP…

Paula

  • At Idol tour rehearsals- these kids are AMAZING!! so proud of them =o)
  • bessie moo is here and loving the rehearsal too!
  • Here is my bessie at idol rehearsal!! :)
  • had so much fun with the idol kids last night! =o)
  • speaking of last night…danny gokey and matt g. can really pole dance- who knew?! lol

Matt

  • Miss Paula is here!!!
  • Paula stopped by and she is absolutely wonderful. :) and her little dog too.. Ha. It’s name is Bessie.
  • Lucky me!!! :) She told me I was supposed to win…well not really but I’ll still say she did. She’s good people.
  • Were all out to dinner with Paula. Having a good ol’ time. Good times.
  • We on the dance floor going crazy. Ha ha. It’s like a high school dance. Only paula’s on the dance floor showing us up :)
  • So last night was pretty fun. good food, good company and some good dancing. I think we busted out the paula routine she taught us. haha
  • let’s talk about your moves around the pole!!! Ha ha. You classed it up though
  • First of all noop started the pole dancing. It was in the center of the dance floor…. No one could resist.

Anoop

  • Finishing up rehearsals in a little while. @PaulaAbdul came over today hi and watch!
  • Overheard: “I’m not drunk, I’m deliciously enlightened…”
  • Haha and yea we did do the Paula disco week routine in the middle of the dance floor…wow

Danny

  • Finished my set n rehearsal. Paula Abdul was watch’n & made me nervous. During she went from dancing 2 shedding tears. She said she loved it
  • At rehearsal w/ @paulaabdul She’s an amazing person & has a beautiful heart.Thnx 4 all ur encouragement. Watch the media try 2 distort this

Michael

  • Miss Paula Abdul is in the house. She came by to see rehearsals, how cool is she. Good times.

Scott

  • Fun having @PaulaAbdul at our rehearsal today:)
  • Partied at Beso last night with @PaulaAbdul and the Idols.. Crazy cameras and TMZ when i tried to leave.
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134 Comments

  1. I don’t have much to say other than that Jason and Cookie have the same t-shirt as Matt… maybe it’s something they give the guys for the idol tour…

  2. She wasnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t with them for their night out with the pole dancingà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦ Just because that may not be clear in the post, lol.

    She was at rehearsal though. Every picture but one is from rehearsal. So, I don’t see where the confusion comes in.

  3. How in the world did Scott know there were cameras there, and is he sure they were there to take a picture of him? :smirk2_ee:

  4. I don’t think I’d want to be stuck at a dinner party with Gorkey, Pauler, and Matt.

  5. It seems like Kris, Adam, and Allison were not there at dinner.. but I was thinking that they had to go do more stuff for the album.. that or Matt and Danny just loves taking pictures. hehe

  6. She was at rehearsal though. Every picture but one is from rehearsal. So, I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t see where the confusion comes in.

    My mistake. I read the post wrong. No confusion except on my part! Sorry!

  7. à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¢At rehearsal w/ @paulaabdul Sheà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s an amazing person & has a beautiful heart.Thnx 4 all ur encouragement. Watch the media try 2 distort this

    Danny, dear Danny, I think you are giving yourself wayyyyyyyy to much credit. Nobody would think Paula and Danny in the same sentence….me bad!

  8. So whereà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s the tmz coverage and paparazzi pics?

    I looked for them, couldn’t find them TMZ is too busy with Michael Jackson, I guess.

    My mistake. I read the post wrong. No confusion except on my part! Sorry!

    No prob. I added the Allison info to the post.

    Rickey has a picture of Anoop and Megan. Not sure where he got it, though.

    http://www.rickey.org/?p=18780

  9. So whereà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s the tmz coverage and paparazzi pics?

    They probably thought Adam would be there.

  10. They probably thought Adam would be there.

    TMZ has posted plenty of stuff on Idols that aren’t Adam. I think they’re obsessed with MJ right now, like the rest of the press is.

    Friday’s press conference would have normally spawned several articles for MTV, but they only posted one report with a single video. Nearly all their coverage right now is MJ oriented.

  11. Adam was at a surprise birthday party for Ferras.

    Cute how he calls him Adam Lamby.

  12. Love the picture of Paula with Danny. They even look colour coordinated. LOL

    Thanks, M.J. for posting these.

  13. Megan…if you’re reading this….Anoop is really kinda cute, and he seems like someone really fun to hang out with. And since you both appear to be pretty intelligent you’d have plenty to talk about, and I don’t think [quiet voice]..too many of either of your fans would get upset. Just sayin’.

  14. Love the picture of Paula with Danny. They even look colour coordinated. LOL

    Me too. They do look color coordinated. And I think that the picture of them together at dinner is a nice picture too.

  15. I kind of think Danny and Paula look like they have some sort of connection in these photos. They’re both pretty sweet when you think about it- kind souls are always the ones that get trounced on, LOL. Probably get that about each other.

    Anyways Paula looks great! I love them both.

  16. Good lord, Pauler leaving a restaurant behind the wheel of a car. Clear the streets of Los Angelesà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦

    Ain’t that the truth….lol.

    Okay, I’m confused. So they are totally finished with rehearsals now? So what are they doing until the tour starts? How many weeks until it starts?

    Is this like a mini vacation for them to go home until then or what?

    I guess I just didn’t know that they were finishing up so early.

  17. I kind of think Danny and Paula look like they have some sort of connection in these photos. Theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re both pretty sweet when you think about it- kind souls are always the ones that get trounced on. Probably get that about each other.

    Anyways Paula looks great! I love them both.

    I think that Paula and Danny do connect in some ways. I think that she cares about him a lot and vice versa and they have spoken very well of each other.

  18. Danny, Anoop and Matt are hilarious. I love them.

    I love this group of guys, too. They are made of fun. I also like how they, especially Matt, it seems, try to keep the fans abreast of what’s going on in idol land.

    Nobody would think Paula and Danny in the same sentenceà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.me bad!

    lol, Tess. I think Danny is kidding here. He’s goofy. But then again, Danny >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Cory Clark.

    Just kidding, I never necessarily believed the whole Cory Clark thing, BUT Pauler sure does love ALL her AI boys.

  19. Okay, Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m confused. So they are totally finished with rehearsals now? So what are they doing until the tour starts? How many weeks until it starts?

    The first show is in Portland, OR on July 5. They are traveling up Interstate 5 and it will take them a couple of days. There are usually reports of people spotting the AI buses on the road. Now in the age of twitter I imagine we’ll know where they are at all times lol.

  20. I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢d want to be stuck at a dinner party with Gorkey, Pauler, and Matt.

    I think it would be huge fun. If they auctioned that off for a charity I’d raise my paddle. They don’t seem to have fun stuff like that though, it’s more like “Have lunch with Congressman Jim McDermott!”. Not that he wouldn’t be a hoot, of course. ;)

    Paula looks great, I think she is so pretty.

  21. Matt looks so cute in these pictures.
    I love his curly hair and I am glad he is taking off those hats for a while.

    Paula looks great with him.

    I am still praying Matty G gets some record deal offer after the tour. I am so sad nothing has come about for him. He is so talented.

  22. aek:

    Tour starts one week from tomorrow (Sunday)! I would think that Adam, Kris and Allison will spend the time until they leave for Portland working on their albums. The others might be able to head home for a few days if they want? Unless they have meetings or whatever of their own.

    Doesn’t look like Kris, Adam or Allison was at this dinner with Paula, huh? Was Lil or Sarver there?

  23. I think it’s awesome that Paula spent time with the idols. Can you imagine any of the other judges doing this? I think that she genuinely cares about them, in her own Pauler way.

    IIRC, several contestants have mentioned her as their favorite judge this year.

    And, OMG, twitter takes fandom to a whole new level! I’ve never really cared about what the idols do when they are off the show – I was totally happy to just wait around for music.

    But now, they tell us fun little tidbits all day long, I can’t look away! What a way to keep us invested. I feel like we are getting to know way more about them than is necessary. Anoop loves sports and watches a lot of TV. Matt is an unapologetically goofy, lovable big kid. Scott goes to a lot of meetings……Danny is still Danny. Alex W. Trugman is smart and funny – who knew? Who would remember him without Twitter?? It humanizes them, I guess. And potentially makes them stalker fodder at the same time.

  24. Two things that lead me to believe that 19E is going to pass on signing Danny:
    1) Danny seems to have all the time in the world to rehearse when Kradison do not.
    2) 19E already put out their press release announcing the signing of Kris, Allison and adam.

    If they were going to sign Danny, why the wait? It’s probably in Danny’s best interest to go elsewhere.

  25. Tour starts one week from tomorrow (Sunday)! I would think that Adam, Kris and Allison will spend the time until they leave for Portland working on their albums. The others might be able to head home for a few days if they want? Unless they have meetings or whatever of their own.

    Doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t look like Kris, Adam or Allison was at this dinner with Paula, huh? Was Lil or Sarver there?

    Thanks so much girlygirl. I really didn’t figure that we were so close to the start of the tour. I sure do wish I could go to a concert before August, but they wont be on this side of the country until then.

    I think Adam went to a birthday party somewhere. I don’t know about the others. Lil is the only one without a Twitter account, at least I dont think she has one.

  26. Two things that lead me to believe that 19E is going to pass on signing Danny:
    1) Danny seems to have all the time in the world to rehearse when Kradison do not.
    2) 19E already put out their press release announcing the signing of Kris, Allison and adam.

    If they were going to sign Danny, why the wait? Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s probably in Dannyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s best interest to go elsewhere.

    Well, they may not sign him. However, it sounded as if they WOULD have signed him….there was at least interest there at any rate.

    It seems that Danny wants one thing and they want another. I was of the opinion that Danny should take what he could get and then try to do his own thing at a later date. But many on this site seemed to be of the opinion that he would be a “sell out” if he did that….but some of those, I don’t think, had his best interest at heart.

    Anyway, I HOPE that if he declined what they were offering him, he did so because he has interest coming in from somewhere else. But I have absolutely nothing to base this on beyond hope. lol.

    I hope he gets a deal, though because I think the boy can SANG….ymmv.

  27. Okay, Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m confused. So they are totally finished with rehearsals now? So what are they doing until the tour starts? How many weeks until it starts?

    They will rehearse in Portland. As they get closer to the show they’ll do full dress rehearsals in the venue.

  28. Well, they may not sign him. However, it sounded as if they WOULD have signed himà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.there was at least interest there at any rate.

    It seems that Danny wants one thing and they want another. I was of the opinion that Danny should take what he could get and then try to do his own thing at a later date. But many on this site seemed to be of the opinion that he would be a à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“sell outà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  if he did thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.but some of those, I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think, had his best interest at heart.

    Anyway, I HOPE that if declined what they were offering him, he did so because he has interest coming in from somewhere else. But I have absolutely nothing to base this on beyond hope. lol.

    I hope he gets a deal, though because I think the boy can SANGà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.ymmv

    I heard that he was supposed to have had more meetings with 19 this week. Laura Saltman, said on Twitter that he told her that. And he said in a radio interview that aired earlier this week, on Tuesday, that there was stuff going on behind the scenes and that something was in the works.

    So hopefully he will still get a record deal. I don’t think that he would decline anything that they offered to him. I think that he would take a record deal from them to do a modern soul country album, which I believe is the direction they want to push him in.

  29. I heard that he was supposed to have had more meetings with 19 this week. Laura Saltman, said on Twitter that he told her that. And he said in a radio interview that aired earlier this week, on Tuesday, that there was stuff going on behind the scenes and that something was in the works.

    So hopefully he will still get a record deal. I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think that he would decline anything that they offered to him. I think that he would take a record deal from them to do a modern soul country album, which I believe is the direction they want to push him in.

    Jx223, I thought that I had heard/read that about meetings earler this week, too. But I wasn’t confident, so I didn’t post. He did say meeting with 19 specifically, didn’t he?

    I hope you are right about him taking what is offered to him. If he does well, he can always branch out and do other things later. It’s TOO hard to make it going indie. I know Elliott did okay, but he has a cousin in the business who helped him out alot.

  30. Jx223, I thought that I had heard/read that about meetings earler this week, too. But I wasnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t confident, so I didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t post. He did say meeting with 19 specifically, didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t he?

    I hope you are right about him taking what is offered to him. If he does well, he can always branch out and do other things later. Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s TOO hard to make it going indie. I know Elliott did okay, but he has a cousin in the business who helped him out alot.

    He did say that he was meeting with 19 in a radio interview, and Laura Saltman on Twitter said that he was meeting with 19 this week too.

    I think and hope that he will take what if offered to him too. I think that he will, if they offer him a record deal. I remember when he went home to Milwaukee for a day to do stuff for SHF, one of the reporters told him they heard there were rumors about him refusing a deal with 19 and he said that wasn’t true. So I don’t think that he would refuse 19 if they offered him a contract.

  31. modern soul country album

    What exactly is that?

    If it different from an old-style soul country album? A soul country album with synth beats? An album of Johnny Mathis covers?

    I thought I was pretty familiar with most of the subgenres of country music, but I’m gonna need somebody from Milwaukee to ‘splain this one to me.

    Thanks!

  32. BTW, Pauler is really pretty in thes pictures. She should dress like that for the show.

  33. aek,

    Danny just said on his Twitter that he is going to Nashville tomorrow for important meetings. He emphasized the word important. I wonder if any of these meeting have anything to do with a possible record deal, or if they are just all SHF related. He didn’t say that they were necessarily SHF related. And he did say on his Twitter that he would keep his fans updated. I think that it’s possible that these important meetings could be regarding him getting a record deal.

  34. It does seem like Danny and Paula have a special relationship. It may be because they have both been dumped on so much.

    It sure does change things with twitter. We know every move the Idols are making. Kind of fun to follow them.

    As far as Danny getting a record deal – I don’t know what to think. A couple of weeks ago Danny indicated to his fans to be on the look-out for news on his album and then there was no news. I don’t think Danny would have said that if he didn’t think something was going to happen. Either the deal never happened or they are holding up the announcement closer to the start of the tour. I was looking at the announcements of Idols in the past and they didn’t announce Kristy Lee Cook until June 30th last year and didn’t announce Daughtery until the first week of July. And strangely, they didn’t official announce Blake until August. So there is still a possiblity it could happen for Danny.

  35. What exactly is that?

    If it different from an old-style soul country album? A soul country album with synth beats? An album of Johnny Mathis covers?

    I thought I was pretty familiar with most of the subgenres of country music, but Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m gonna need somebody from Milwaukee to à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢splain this one to me.

    Thanks!

    hwc, I am not from Milwaukee, but what I think he’s talking about is differentiating between the old, classic country, and that which is more mainstream today. When I think about country music from when I was very young, I think of a very twangy sound….Danny could not do this type of country.

    Country music these days is much broader than it seemed back in the 70s when I was a kid.

    As far as the soul element….I think Danny sees himself, as do many of his fans, as having a soul type vibe to his singing style. I believe that Simon commented during mj week that Danny was a white singer with soul. I think Danny is really just talking about mixing in a little “soul” flavor into what he sings.

    Danny sang three “country” songs on AI and one song that was covered by a country artist (Endless Love-Kenny Rogers)….he sang “I hope you Dance,” “Jesus Take the Wheel”, and “What Hurts the Most.” I think these are possibly the type of songs that 19 may be expecting him to sing, IF they should sign him. Oh, and he will be doing “My Wish” on tour, so that is a 4th country song.

  36. I’m thinking if they sign Danny they don’t announce for a while. If they want publicity, it would be idiotic to announce when everything under the sun is covering Michael Jackson’s death.

  37. I like Danny’s voice so I’ll be happy if 19 signs him. On the other hand, he’ll be the only third place finisher they’ve ever signed and that would piss me off because they passed on two other superior talents.

    Hopefully, if 19 does sign him he’ll get better treatment than the last country artist they signed. She really got the shaft.

  38. Just read Danny’s tweet (I sure love twitter)

    Now I gotta start packing. Im leaving 2 Nashville 2morrow 4 IMPORTANT meetings. I’ll keep u posted

    Keeping fingers crossed the meetings are with Sony Nashville and not SHF. I thought he had taken care of SHF business until after the tour.

  39. As far as the soul elementà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.I think Danny sees himself, as do many of his fans, as having a soul type vibe to his singing style. I believe that Simon commented during mj week that Danny was a white singer with soul. I think Danny is really just talking about mixing in a little à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“soulà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  flavor into what he sings.

    I think that is what he means when he says that he wants to do a modern soul country album too.

  40. Danny just said on his Twitter that he is going to Nashville tomorrow for important meetings. He emphasized the word important. I wonder if any of these meeting have anything to do with a possible record deal, or if they are just all SHF related. He didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t say that they were necessarily SHF related. And he did say on his Twitter that he would keep his fans updated. I think that ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s possible that these important meetings could be regarding him getting a record deal.

    Ha, Thanks for the update! I had checked his twitter not too long ago, but all I saw was that he had been playing ball and needed to go wash all the “stank” off. lol.

    Well, that is very interesting. I HOPE that the meetings are record deal related, but I know he has done alot of SHF work out of Nashville, as that’s where Sophia’s sister and husband live.

    But I am still hoping that Danny gets a deal. Danny seemed to be the one that AI wanted to make it to number 2….they obviously wanted Adam to win. That gives me hope that they liked what they saw and wanted to work with him. We shall see. Good luck, Danny!

  41. But I am still hoping that Danny gets a deal. Danny seemed to be the one that AI wanted to make it to number 2à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.they obviously wanted Adam to win. That gives me hope that they liked what they saw and wanted to work with him. We shall see. Good luck, Danny!

    Yup. They wanted him in the final two with Adam since the beginning of the season. And since they normally sign the top 2 finishers, they would have probably signed him anyhow had he been the runner up. So I think that it’s a possibility that he will get a record deal. I am rooting for him to get one.

  42. Atn the end of Danny’s message he writes “Watch the media try to spin this” -what’s that all about. Does he think he’s Sarah Palin and the media is going after him? Bizarre.

  43. I think there’s a decent possibility that Danny will get signed. But there’s been a lot of negative stuff about Danny flying around the internet — rightly or wrongly — and I wonder if any of that has made 19 hesitant about signing him? Or it could be that Danny simply has a different idea about where he wants his musical career to go than 19 does?

  44. aren’t they supposed to keep any mention of contract talks and what not under wraps in case things fall through?

    it was more the judges that wanted him in top 2 but that doesn’t indicated how 19 feels. Simon really wanted Melinda Doolittle to get in the finals but she didn’t and they didn’t offer her a contract.

  45. Danny tweeted: Now I gotta start packing. Im leaving 2 Nashville 2morrow 4 IMPORTANT meetings. I’ll keep u posted

  46. I think thereà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s a decent possibility that Danny will get signed. But thereà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s been a lot of negative stuff about Danny flying around the internet à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  rightly or wrongly à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  and I wonder if any of that has made 19 hesitant about signing him? Or it could be that Danny simply has a different idea about where he wants his musical career to go than 19 does?

    I don’t think that 19 is really hesitant to sign him because of the negative stuff that has been on the Internet about him. I don’t believe that most people in general(off the Internet) don’t share that point of view. And a lot of the stuff he’s been accused of has been disputed.

    Twittergate was bad, but they got that under control and even though there were a lot of Internet people going after him, that number is actually quite small when compared to AI viewers and fans in general, most of whom don’t hate Danny. And a lot who like him. Not to mention people during Twittergate just kept spamming Twitter, and that’s how that trend rose as high as it did on Twitter.

    Danny is still pretty popular. Right now he has over 70,000 followers on Twitter, the biggest Twitter following out of all of the Idols. Adam’s Twitter is growing really fast, so he will probably pass Danny shortly in number of followers, but Danny still has a pretty big twitter following and a pretty big fanbase.

    I don’t think that 19 is hestitant to sign him because of the stuff that’s been said on the Internet about him. And I think that he is open to doing the type of record that they think will be best for him to do right now. So I don’t think that either one of those things, are keeping Danny from getting a record deal.

  47. I like Dannyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s voice so Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll be happy if 19 signs him. On the other hand, heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll be the only third place finisher theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve ever signed and that would piss me off because they passed on two other superior talents.

    Hopefully, if 19 does sign him heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll get better treatment than the last country artist they signed. She really got the shaft.

    I’m assuming that you are talking about Elliot and Melinda. Yeah, it sucked that neither of them got signed. Melinda, imo, was far and away the best of her season. There was no competition in my book.

    Elliot. Although I was a Taylor fan that year, Elliot was my number 2. He is awsomely talented…..and so deserved to be in that finale.

    I attribute them not getting signed to tptb putting style over substance. Neither Elliot or Melinda are “lookers,” so to speak. It’s the only reason I can imagine them being passed over. I think it shows the shallowness of the business. I always think it’s crazy, though. If you look back at some of the best and most respected artists of the past, MANY of them are not lookers. I don’t know why so much emphasis is put on that these days. I still see so many people comment that “he/she can definately sing, but doesn’t look like a star”….that seems dumb to me. I don’t get it….that stuff just doesn’t factor in the equation for me. (Btw, looks are subjective, and I know there are some out there who will think Melinda and Elliot are gorgeous. For me, they are both average looking people….but what does that have to do with their singing? Nothing.)

    As far as Kristy Lee Cook and her treatment. Not that I think anyone should get the shaft….I mean, why bother to sign someone if you want them to fail. BUT I will say that I don’t think that KLC can compare to Danny as a singer in any way, shape, or form. For me, she was just a very pretty girl with an okay voice.

  48. Jx23:

    I hope you’re right. I’m not a Danny fan myself, but I thought he was going to get a record deal from someone, since he is very popular.

    It’s interesting to watch the twitter follower numbers climb rapidly for Adam & Kris. Adam’s had an account for about 2 weeks, and he now has 64,000 followers. Kris has been on twitter for just two days, yet already has more than 33,000 followers. I wonder why Allison isn’t getting as many followers — maybe the people interested in following her don’t realize she has a twitter account now?

  49. Also, it sounds like the Idols may have a couple of days off. Danny tweeted he’s off to Nashville, and Matt tweeted he’s headed to Michigan. I wonder when they actually head off for Portland?

  50. I wonder why Allison isnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t getting as many followers à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  maybe the people itnerested in following her donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t realize she has a twitter account now?

    I think that a lot of her fans/people that are interested in her don’t know that she now has a Twitter account. I think that one of the biggest reasons that Adam and Kris’s Twitter followings have increased so rapidly in the past couple of days is because Ryan announced their real Twitter account on his radio show. Ryan has over 1,500,000 followers and many listeners.

    So a lot of Adam and Kris fans heard Ryan announce their real Twitter accounts and went to follow both guys. Not that many people know about Allison’s real Twitter account right now. I think that once more people learn what her real Twitter account is, her following will grow faster.

  51. Well, I think Elliott is cute. However on Idol, his looks were an issue, I think it’s more that 19 didn’t see the $$ when they looked at Melinda and Elliott. It’s tough to make money in r&b and I guess they thought neither would get Top 40 play.

    Notice, that Danny will go country if signed. He won’t be a pop artist.

  52. I like Danny’s voice but he has to work on his image. He needs to get that “whole package” image. I do worry about him a bit because they signed up the 4th placer first ahead of him (which for me is an insult).

    “Danny is still pretty popular. Right now he has over 70,000 followers on Twitter, the biggest Twitter following out of all of the Idols.”

    I could attribute his being popular on twitter due to the following:

    – he is the only one among the idols who gives frequent updates (although anoop and girard also give updates, they have a smaller fanbase compared to Danny)
    – he got the twitter account early on and since most idoltards wants news from the other idols who had no accounts before, they depended on him for news.

    Anyway, I hope Danny gets a contract he’s been wishing for.

  53. Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s interesting to watch the twitter follower numbers climb rapidly for Adam & Kris. Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s had an account for about 2 weeks, and he now has 64,000 followers. Kris has been on twitter for just two days, yet already has more than 33,000 followers. I wonder why Allison isnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t getting as many followers à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  maybe the people itnerested in following her donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t realize she has a twitter account now?

    Adam’s jumped astonomically in like two days. He was gaining like 3,000 or 4,000 a day, and then while I was on vacation, in the course of 2 days, he jumped up like 20,000. It was weird. I figured maybe his Twitter account was mentioned in some kind of interview or something, and that’s why so many people jumped on it in those two days. It’s funny how Danny is still the only idol that Adam is following. lol.

    As far as Allison goes….I don’t ever think that she had the fanbase that Danny and Adam had. So until she releases an album and it does well, I’m not expecting to see her numbers shoot up to the top 3 guys’ levels. I could be wrong, but Allison had a hard time staying out of bottom three, if memory serves me correctly. I’m following Allison, though. And I know that she asked Danny and Kris to “follow’ her the other day. Allison is cute.

    It seems like people ask Adam and Kris about their Twitter accounts in some interviews, and so I think this helps them to build up their numbers quickly. For the others, who aren’t getting the same amount of press, their numbers are picking up more slowly….but they all continue to climb.

  54. – he is the only one among the idols who gives frequent updates (although anoop and girard also give updates, they have a smaller fanbase compared to Danny)
    – he got the twitter account early on and since most idoltards wants news from the other idols who had no accounts before, they depended on him for news.

    I think that these reasons have helped contribute to the size of Danny’s Twitter following. But I think that Danny’s large following is mostly due to his fanbase. I think that his fanbase is huge. He was never in the bottom three prior to his elimination, his fanbase was large enough to get him to top 3 after he didn’t do a good job on “Dream On”. And him and Adam took turns being at the top of Dial Idol.

    I know that Dial Idol was wonky this year, but I do believe that for the most part they got the highest vote getter right. And Danny was often, the highest vote getter along with Adam, on Dial Idol. He has a very big fanbase and I think most of the people following him are fans and are following him mainly because they like him.

  55. So a lot of Adam and Kris fans heard Ryan announce their real Twitter accounts and went to follow both guys. Not that many people know about Allisonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s real Twitter account right now. I think that once more people learn what her real Twitter account is, her following will grow faster.

    Oh, okay. That explains it all then. Because their accounts were growing at what seemed a kind of normal rate, and then Boom….especially Adam’s.

    You are probably right about Allison. If she had a radio interview with Ryan, and her Twitter was announced, it would probably shoot up, too.

  56. Well, I think Elliott is cute. However on Idol, his looks were an issue, I think ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s more that 19 didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t see the $$ when they looked at Melinda and Elliott. Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s tough to make money in r&b and I guess they thought neither would get Top 40 play.

    Notice, that Danny will go country if signed. He wonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t be a pop artist.

    Yeah, you are probably right. They tried the r&b thing with Rueban and Fantasia….not much success there. You couldn’t really make Elliott a country singer….even a “modern soul country” singer.

    And about Elliott’s looks….He’s fine, but I do remember people trashing his looks over and over during that season. The “cute” boys do tend to get a lot of votes based on their cuteness. It’s annoying, but what can you do?

  57. I think that these reasons have helped contribute to the size of Dannyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s Twitter following. But I think that Dannyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s large following is mostly due to his fanbase. I think that his fanbase is huge. He was never in the bottom three prior to his elimination, his fanbase was large enough to get him to top 3 after he didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t do a good job on à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Dream Onà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ . And him and Adam took turns being at the top of Dial Idol.

    I know that Dial Idol was wonky this year, but I do believe that for the most part they got the highest vote getter right. And Danny was often, the highest vote getter along with Adam, on Dial Idol. He has a very big fanbase and I think most of the people following him are fans and are following him mainly because they like him.

    Yeah, I agree. I still think Danny and Adam have the largest fanbases of the idols this year, even though Danny didn’t make it to the top 2. Remember Adam was in the bottom 3, but he still has a large fanbase that got him into the finale.

    I think Kris picked up a lot of casual fans of other contestants with “Heartless” on Top 3 night. Danny had to sing the sucky Paula picked song (I thought he did good on it, but it was not a good song choice), and he lost casual fans. Of course this is just one person’s opinion, but I really do believe that Adam and Danny had the biggest fan followings. Kris may have picked up some since winning and his press tour, though. Kris is a VERY likable guy, and if he didn’t win people over on idol, I can see him winning people over with his personality.

  58. I think heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s talking about is differentiating between the old, classic country, and that which is more mainstream today. When I think about country music from when I was very young, I think of a very twangy soundà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.Danny could not do this type of country.

    I’m familiar with what passes for country music these days. I can’t imagine using the term “soul” to describe it. If he is fortunate enough to sign a record deal in Nashville, he needs to loose the white rapper hand gestures and R&B runs like right now.

  59. Perez Hilton also announced Adam’s twitter in which he has over 1m followers. I would like to say that I don’t believe that twitter followers is really proof of how many fans they have. Chris Daughtry “only” has 30,000 followers but that doesn’t mean he’s not popular (and Seacrest recently told his followers to follow him too).

    I would like to say that Allison just simply told Kris and Danny “add me” on twitter and I can kind of imagine her bossing them around to do that (in a sisterly way of course) =) however, I do feel super old when I read her twitters. hehe

  60. I would like to say that Allison just simply told Kris and Danny à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“add meà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  on twitter and I can kind of imagine her bossing them around to do that (in a sisterly way of course) =) however, I do feel super old when I read her twitters. hehe

    You’re right….she did say “add me.” It was cute….she is so funny in her interactions with the guys.

    My favorite Allison line to Danny was on the Access Hollywood interview, when she said, “Sometimes Danny will be talking about something he thinks is really important.” And I’ll just look right at him and say, “That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard in my life.” LOL.

  61. Gosh.. All this talk about Danny getting a record deal.

    I guess I am the only one here who wants MATT to get a record deal. Sigh.
    Matty G has so much more potential than Danny. Just saying. And he is a nice kid, deserves some success out there. JMHO.

  62. I would like to say that I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t believe that twitter followers is really proof of how many fans they have. Chris Daughtry à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“onlyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  has 30,000 followers but that doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t mean heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s not popular (and Seacrest recently told his followers to follow him too).

    That’s interesting. I’m surprised that CD’s numbers didn’t shoot up after the mention. I guess it really just speaks to the popularity of the tv show. People are really interested in the current crop right now, but next year or the the next, not so much.

    Chris’s followers are probably more or less his true fans, whereas many of the idols’ followers are probably people who either like the idol or the show, but will pick someone else next time and forget this crop.

  63. I would not base the fanbase on that dialdol results because of the “power voting”. Besides, if AI is aware that Danny has a huge fanbase (him not hitting the bottom until the last 3) then what’s holding them in signing him on. By this alone, it means money to AI. Allison has hit the bottom 2 so many times and yet they signed her along with the top 2. There are so many things we do not know behind the voting results. AI put so much drama to make the show more interesting.

    I also agree that Matt G should also get a record deal.

  64. I’d like Matt to get a record deal. Reading his tweets, it sounds like he’s taking a lot into his own hands — he’s trying to set up gigs after this tour ends, he’s filming some sort of project, etc. I have a feeling that he’ll have some sort of deal lined up soon — aren’t all the Idols still contracted to 19 under the tour ends? Unless 19 has already released them so they can pursue things on their own?

  65. Gosh.. All this talk about Danny getting a record deal.

    I guess I am the only one here who wants MATT to get a record deal. Sigh.
    Matty G has so much more potential than Danny. Just saying. And he is a nice kid, deserves some success out there. JMHO.

    I like Matt, and I would love for him to get a deal. I think he is very talented.

    Matt was my number 4–Adam, Danny, Allison, Matt.

    I personally don’t think he is as good a SINGER as Danny. It’s hard to say who has more potential, as you say. IF the record company is meeting with Danny, evidentally they think he has some potential.

    At any rate, I don’t think it’s necessary to put down one to bring up another. Danny possibly getting a deal does not preclude Matt getting one.

    I think Matt is a great, fun guy AND I think that he and Danny are great friends. I wish them both much success.

    Oh, and Matt is the hottest of all the guys imo. ;)

  66. I wonder why Allison isnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t getting as many followers à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  maybe the people itnerested in following her donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t realize she has a twitter account now?

    Her twitter account wasn’t confirmed by anyone until Friday at like 7 pm. So… it’s been less than 36 hours. Plus, Kradam were announced on Ryan’s show and his twitter, like others have said. I think hers will grow at the rate the others’ did – not the huge burst like Kradam got because I don’t see her being on Ryan’s show or him acknowledging her twitter at any time soon (he has a lot of stuff to do and all…).

  67. Well, I was just thinking that it’s getting too late for Danny to be signed, but I just checked and saw that RCA announced signing Chris Daughtry on July 10 of that year. And Kellie Pickler’s signing was announced one week later on July 17.

    It does seem that coming in third is pretty unlucky for being signed, but I guess that there’s still a chance for Danny. I think 19 would like a country singer, and it is unusual to have a country singer hail from Milwaukee, but ?

    You know, whenever I read conversations like much of this thread, I’m amazed that Kris won. The producers so wanted Danny and Adam in the end. Kris really was the little engine that could, eh?

  68. I’m excited to hear that Danny’s heading back to Nashville, but I hope that Matt gets a record deal too. Really, I love the whole top 5 and will buy their music when it comes out. I talk about Danny mostly on here because I have found, ahem, motivation to speak up for him sometimes. ;) But I actually voted for Adam. For me, it’s Adam, Danny, Matt, Allison and Kris. And I like Kris very much.

  69. I also hope that Danny gets a record deal. I started out the season liking him, then disliked him for a while, but ended the season liking him again. The gravelly voice that he has really appeals to me. His “Dream On” really irked me, but when he was voted out on Top 3 night, I really felt badly for him. He does have talent. Most people I know were either Danny or Adam fans. I know that’s not representative of the Idol voting results, but that’s my personal experience.

    As far as Chris Daughtry, while I am a fan of his music and have his first CD and am pretty sure I will download at least a few songs from his latest, I don’t follow him on Twitter. I never really warmed to Chris Daughtry, the person. As a performer and during the Idol show, I found him kind of aloof and not as personable as some of the other contestants. I liked the way he sang, I liked his song choices, but for some reason his personality did not endear me to him like other contestants have, especially Adam this year. That’s why I don’t follow him on Twitter, I’m not really interest in anything about him except for the music. I’m following most of the Idols from this season that are on Twitter (except Scott and Sarver) because I’m more invested this season than others, mostly because of Adam.

    Danny, Matt and Anoop have some funny tweets (twits?) and you can get some cool info about the tour. Adam and Kris don’t seem to twitter much, but I do like when they do.

  70. Most people I know were either Danny or Adam fans. I know thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s not representative of the Idol voting results, but thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s my personal experience.

    Ditto. Except I will go one further and say that I have never met one single person in real life who was pulling for anyone other than Danny or Adam. That was just my personal experience.

    Someone called Kris the little engine that could….somewhere on the net I saw him referred to as the “little cannon fodder that could.” LOL. Btw, I like Kris…not picking.

  71. Well, the handful of people I know who follow Idol were either a Kris or Adam fan this year. Most of them were indifferent to the other Idols, but a couple of them couldn’t stand Danny — said he was smug/arrogant. And one or two liked Allison, but thought she was a little young and maybe not quite ready for a music career yet. So there you go.

  72. Yup. It will be nice if Adam and Kris do a record together. Actually, I am thinking more of an album. That will be a huge hit. Anyway, as I was reading that Eonline article, I just hope that Adam will just keep his lovelife in private or not discuss it anymore even when asked. He is hurting my feelings. Just like that reporter for Access Hollywood, I am still wishing the bi-curious possibility.HAHAHA

  73. It seems like Danny is in the process of getting signed, or of trying to get signed. I’m just surprised he is allowed to keep referring to this…I can definitely see him doing Rascal Flatts’ kind of country, contemporary, mainstream, maybe with a little soul thrown in. I don’t see him as a *soul* singer per se. I bet 19 is still trying to figure out how to market Danny, and this has NOTHING whatsoever to do with the internet.

    I don’t think Kris is given enough credit for his fanbase, however. He beat out everyone, despite landing in the B2 several weeks. Syesha did, too, but she came in 3rd, remember, and there was pretty much no way she was going to end up in the finale. The David v David finale was probably a given around Top 8 or 7. And if you watch Idol, as I’m going back to do as a bigger and bigger Kradam fangirl, you can see how much stronger he grew week to week. He kept picking up fans along the way, while others did not, IMO (e.g., Lil, Matt G, Anoop). And I also believe he picked up Danny fans for the finale.

    As with some of you, the next one I want to see signed is Matt G. He is taking vocal lessons, he has tweeted, which could be both for the Tour *and* a forthcoming release (or efforts toward). He would make strong records, I think, in the Fray/Keene mode (more, IMO, than Kris, who really is more of a Gavin DeGraw singer–he has put out *3* strong albums, each different than one another, and the first one, Chariot and Chariot Unplugged, reminds me a lot of what Kris could do). Matt is cute and personable, and has a good voice that probably needs a bit of work in its consistency. But give him the right songs (and of course he already is an insanely talented pianist) and he is off and running.

    The tweeting is fun. Allison’s are so 17-year-oldish! If an interview is posted mentioning her twitter account, she will pick up followers like that (where is Slezak when you need him?). Kris and especially Adam (since he has had his account for at least a week, I think) barely tweet. Adam is busy and probably very cautious about what he tweets, for obvious reasons–the same could be said about Kris (thinking of TVGuide.com interview)-and it has been said that Kris didn’t really want to use Twitter. I noticed that Adam is only following 15 ppl, and only one of them is an Idol, Danny (who probably told him to get the Twitter account in the first place ;-)).

  74. Adam & Kris should record together . . . they should release an album titled – what else? – KRADAM.

    Seriously they need a TV show or something after the Idol tour b/c they’re just so damn cute together.

  75. I may be in the minority here, but I don’t think Adam and Kris should duet on anything. Their musical and vocal stylings are just too different. I liked the Queen duet, but their voices didn’t mesh well IMO. Their solo parts sounded great, but when they started singing together, you could tell they were having to try too hard to blend their voices, and it made Adam’s voice sound less powerful and made Kris’s voice strained. I also liked the ford commercial that featured just the two of them, but they had to have mixed the hell out of that thing to get the voices to sound that good together.

    I love the two together, just not singing together. I’d like to keep it just at the bromii level. :cheese1_ee:

  76. um, SueBrody:

    Kris never landed in the bottom 2! The only time he was even in the bottom 3 was on Rat Pack night, when he, Adam and Matt were the bottom 3. He obviously had more fans then people wanted to give him credit for…even before the “oh, he must be picking up the Christian vote” thing after Danny was knocked out.

  77. Paula has one of those annoying handbag dogs. I really dislike those! Nice to see Paula checking in on rehearsals though.

  78. Bottom 2 or bottom 3…whatever. The show is over. I still don’t equate fanbase with AI’s power voting. Let’s just keep the Kradam spirit or Kradison……let’s include Danny and Matt.

  79. I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think Kris is given enough credit for his fanbase, however. He beat out everyone, despite landing in the B2 several weeks. Syesha did, too, but she came in 3rd, remember, and there was pretty much no way she was going to end up in the finale. The David v David finale was probably a given around Top 8 or 7. And if you watch Idol, as Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m going back to do as a bigger and bigger Kradam fangirl, you can see how much stronger he grew week to week. He kept picking up fans along the way, while others did not, IMO (e.g., Lil, Matt G, Anoop). And I also believe he picked up Danny fans for the finale.

    I do agree with you. But it did always seem like Kris was in the background, for some reason. I do think he had a much bigger fanbase than he gets credit for, though.

    As for Kris and Adam doing something together. I really think their styles are way too different, but who knows?

  80. I noticed that Adam is only following 15 ppl, and only one of them is an Idol, Danny (who probably told him to get the Twitter account in the first place ;-)).

    Nah, Adam had the twitter account a good while before the Danny comment. He opened it on June 11, and one of he idols verified it shortly after that. I just think that Adam was busy and clueless as to the hoopla that was going on in Twitter world until he was able to have some down time with the other idols at Kris’s birthday party.

  81. Re the twitter issue. For the record I follow Danny and can barely stand him (OK, I can’t stand him), and I do so because he tweets a lot and I’m always hoping he’ll say something about Adam. :wub_tb:
    I am NO Danny fan.
    I also follow Matt, Anoop, Kris and Allison for similar reasons. But I do like them.
    Hey, you do what you have to.

  82. “Re the twitter issue. For the record I follow Danny and can barely stand him (OK, I canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t stand him), and I do so because he tweets a lot and Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m always hoping heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll say something about Adam.”

    – This was one of the reasons I mentioned earlier why Danny has (so far) a big following from his twitter account. Non-fans registered to his account to get more news about the other idols. And he does tweets a lot….maybe just to remind everyone that he is still newsworthy. Tweeting is a good way to let other people feel your presence.

  83. Letà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s just keep the Kradam spirit or Kradisonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦letà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s include Danny and Matt.

    lola, :thumbup_tb:
    The affection between all of them seems genuine to me. They’re not gladiators battling out the social issues of the day, as much as producers may have tried to set it up that way. I hope that people can just enjoy the ones that they like and let the others just pass on by.

  84. I follow Danny on twitter because sometimes it’s the only place I can get some Danny news! It’s pretty spontaneous too so it’s fun to follow.

    I have tried to check on Adam and Kris, but people get twitter accounts that are straightforward.

    Same for Allison- seemed like hers wasn’t that straightforward either. And no,
    I don’t think she has that big of a fanbase. I’m still surprised she was signed ahead of Danny.

  85. i bet danny also has some followers that were part of the “twittergate” who follow him just to get fodder from his tweets. people follow people for all sorts of reasons. but i do think he has a legitimately huge fan base.

    some of them do twitter quite a lot! i had to set up a separate idol twitter because they took up my whole twitter feed (mostly anoop and matt… such chatty cathies!) and i couldn’t keep up with my “real” twitter friends.

    i wish kris and adam would twitter more and allison totally shows her age in her tweets. pretty funny.

  86. i wish kris and adam would twitter more

    They might twitter more on the road when there isn’t a whole lot else to do and they’re all egging each other on.:)

  87. Re the twitter issue. For the record I follow Danny and can barely stand him (OK, I canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t stand him), and I do so because he tweets a lot and Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m always hoping heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll say something about Adam.

    Yeah, but I’m sure this is true for all the idols. Some people follow all of them in hopes of getting news about the others. So yeah, it happens to Danny, but I’m sure some Danny fans are following Kris or Matt or whoever in hopes that they may say something about Danny.

    Also, it’s not like you have to follow them to get the news. Eventhough I follow most of the idols, I usually just go to their actual page and then click on the little icon to the side to get to the other idols and read stuff from their pages.

    I don’t know why I do it that way, but I do.

    Anyway, Danny’s fanbase was big enough to keep him out of the bottom 3 until there was nothing but 3 left. If Danny had not chosen to sing “Scream on”, but rather a safer choice, I really believe he would have been in the finale. I’m not entirely convinced he would have lost then, either.

    It’s of course, all water under the bridge, but I think anyone who goes through the entire season without hitting bottom 3 has a fairly significant fanbase.

  88. Letà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s just keep the Kradam spirit or Kradisonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦letà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s include Danny and Matt.

    lola,
    The affection between all of them seems genuine to me. Theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re not gladiators battling out the social issues of the day, as much as producers may have tried to set it up that way. I hope that people can just enjoy the ones that they like and let the others just pass on by.

    I like this attitude. :biggrin_wp:

  89. Atn the end of Dannyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s message he writes à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Watch the media try to spin thisà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  -whatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s that all about

    Wishful thinking, I think. The media do not appear to want to have much to to with him.

    In my mind, it is almost as though the industry and the media held their own vote. Even on the finale night the press room video that is out there shows who they voted for.

    Danny seems to have been completely forgotten.

  90. Two things that lead me to believe that 19E is going to pass on signing Danny:
    1) Danny seems to have all the time in the world to rehearse when Kradison do not.
    2) 19E already put out their press release announcing the signing of Kris, Allison and adam.

    Well, honestly, if they signed him when they didn’t sign Melissa and Elliott — grrrrr. I would imagine this thought may even have crossed their minds. Not only is he a slightly less good singer than they are, but his music is in a similar style, which they deemed not very salable (correctly, probably), and, like them, he’s a little older and not a malleable child. If they’d signed this # 3 and not those #3s, they’d look like idiots. So, sorry, Danny, but they really *couldn’t* sign you!

  91. Fans, fanbases, votes, winners, loosers, twitterers….the obsession with numbers is weird and perplexing. Until Idol is one person, one vote we will never know who is really the FAVORITE. end of story!

    If Danny trully is in negotiations with 19 he needs to keep his god damn mouth shut. If I were an exec. negotiating with him I would have called it off long ago…since he tends to blab about everything I would be seriously afraid that every contract clause would be twittered about ruining the rep of everybody concerned. Danny just doesn’t have a clue how the real world works. A shame, really.

    I am looking forward for the beginning of tour. It will be fun to watch fan videos of the performances, see the autograph signings at the buses (will we get handstands this year), read the reports from obsessive fans who stand out in the hot sun for hours and then explode when their fav isn’t able to do the signings, and all the rest of the madness.

  92. Nice news about Danny, really hoping he will get signed! I am hoping for MAtt too.

  93. Crazy cameras and TMZ when i tried to leave.

    Poor delusional Scott. lol He really does have an incredible ego. Total turnoff. And Scott, it’s Adam they were waiting for – not you, Honey. They had to be so disppointed Adam wasn’t there and they got you instead, trust me on that one! But whatever makes you feel good.

    I still donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t equate fanbase with AIà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s power voting.

    I don’t either. I still think Adam has the bigger fanbase of them all. I’m sure he did all along.

  94. I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t either. I still think Adam has the bigger fanbase of them all. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m sure he did all along.

    I think as far a buying an Idol’s first album – this will be true. I think too many voters voted “against” someone. I don’t think they intend to buy the album of the person they voted for.

  95. Yeah, but Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m sure this is true for all the idols. Some people follow all of them in hopes of getting news about the others. So yeah, it happens to Danny, but Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m sure some Danny fans are following Kris or Matt or whoever in hopes that they may say something about Danny.

    Yeah, but Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m sure this is true for all the idols. Some people follow all of them in hopes of getting news about the others. So yeah, it happens to Danny, but Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m sure some Danny fans are following Kris or Matt or whoever in hopes that they may say something about Danny.

    Anyway, Dannyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s fanbase was big enough to keep him out of the bottom 3 until there was nothing but 3 left. If Danny had not chosen to sing à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Scream onà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ , but rather a safer choice, I really believe he would have been in the finale. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m not entirely convinced he would have lost then, either.

    ITA all of the Idols has people that are following them that aren’t fans. But I doe believe that most of the people following all of them are their fans. I believe that Danny has a legitimately large fanbase. He never hit the bottom three prior to elimination and he survived “Dream On”, even though that performance was the worst of rock night. I believe he as another poster said has a legitmately large fanbase.

    I hope that he does get a record deal, that would be awesome. I am rooting for him to get one.

  96. Poor Anoopà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦ seems like no one wants him to get signed.

    I want him to get signed. But he’s got a more difficult road to getting signed than some of the others from this year had. He didn’t really define himself as the type of artist that he really he wants to be on the show. And I blame a lot of that on TPTB and the way that they treated/portrayed him this season.

    I wonder if Anoop writes songs? If he does maybe he could team up with one of the Idols with a record deal, or one who gets a record deal before he does, and write or help right a song for them. Like Ace Young did when he helped Chris Daughtry write “It’s Not Over”.

    Maybe he could get write or co-write one of his fellow Idols write a song for their album, get some more recogniztion that way and that could help him get closer to getting his own record deal.

    Nice news about Danny, really hoping he will get signed! I am hoping for MAtt too.

    ITA. I really want Danny to get signed, and I hoping that Matt ends up getting a record deal as way.

  97. I want Anoop to get signed when the right deal comes along for him. I think he’s going to do really well with the kind of music he wants to make in the real world beyond Idol. I appreciate all that he is capable of doing and I’m so excited for his future & his music.

  98. I think too many voters voted à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“againstà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  someone. I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think they intend to buy the album of the person they voted for.

    Kris couldn’t have legitimately been popular. He was in the bottom 3 every week! (..hey, wait a minute..)

  99. I want Anoop to get signed when the right deal comes along for him. I think heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s going to do really well with the kind of music he wants to make in the real world beyond Idol. I appreciate all that he is capable of doing and Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m so excited for his future & his music.

    I like Anoop’s voice, but I think his performances on the show were kind of hit and miss. He’d do well one time and then pretty bad the next time. However, I agree with Jx223 about how the show treated him. Simon was pretty brutal to him (for example, calling his mj performance “stupid”), and I think Ryan sometimes was not particularly nice to Anoop. I guess that’s just part of the show, but sometimes I cringe at these kinds of things.

    I think Anoop has done some acting. I wonder if he can get some work acting/singing. He also has a very likable personality, which could translate well in television. I would love for him to get a record deal, but experience has taught me that this doesn’t usually happen for a 6th place finisher (or later), especially if that person is not a pretty female country singer.

    I do think that Anoop will be successful, though.

  100. IMHO – at the very end I think there was a certain amount of the vote that was just “against” Adam and those voters will not buy Kris’s album. I can’t help but notice that the industry and the media seem much more interested in Adam – I think that they know more than the average viewer as far as talent goes. I could also be wrong – just my opinion. I think that Kris will do very well – but the market is saturated with guys with guitars at the moment. Not so much with Adam types.

  101. There are some really sweet posters here. So I hope they can understand when I say that Danny has an “ick” factor that TPTB have to take into consideration. As a widow, I find the tweeting from his bed re: his hygiene and need for someone to cook him breakfast, a sign he needs real help! The saddest part of all is that when he crashes and burns, and he will, it will be a public and not private event.

  102. There are some really sweet posters here. So I hope they can understand when I say that Danny has an à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“ickà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  factor that TPTB have to take into consideration. As a widow, I find the tweeting from his bed re: his hygiene and need for someone to cook him breakfast, a sign he needs real help! The saddest part of all is that when he crashes and burns, and he will, it will be a public and not private event.

    I don’t see an “ick” factor. I see Danny as silly and goofy, and I think he just tweets whatever he is thinking at the moment. I think that the “ick” that some feel is coming from months of ott negativity spewed at Danny so that everything that he writes or says is veiwed through a negative lens.

    It’s funny how it seems that all of the people who have actually met Danny seem to like him and think he is a good guy. It’s the people that follow AI online that seem to think there is something terribly wrong with him.

    With that said, I do have some fear that Danny may crash and burn. He has not really had much time to deal with his grief. He had his partner of 11 years and his grandfather die (died in March and Danny had to leave for a couple of days to attend his funeral…leaving a couple of days during the AI season is a big deal as far as preparation). Not only that, he has also had to deal with excessive online cruelty. It seems especially cruel in light of his circumstances.

    I know that the AI competition is stressful enough as is, especially for a front runner, I assume. Add all of this extra into the equation, and I don’t think it is far fetched that he could buckle under it all.

    I do think that Danny has made good friends in this AI experience. Anoop, Matt, and Michael have all mentioned him as one they are closest to. In fact, I think more people have mentioned being close to Danny than any other idol. I think this speaks, to some extent, to his character and likablity. Of course, some will not want to agree with that. Matt and Anoop seem to especially “have his back.”

    At any rate, hopefully having close friends with him, can help to ease the pressure that he inevitably feels, and help avert the “crash and burn” situation that you mentioned.

  103. There are some really sweet posters here. So I hope they can understand when I say that Danny has an à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“ickà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  factor that TPTB have to take into consideration. As a widow, I find the tweeting from his bed re: his hygiene and need for someone to cook him breakfast, a sign he needs real help! The saddest part of all is that when he crashes and burns, and he will, it will be a public and not private event.

    Understand completely.

  104. It’s not so much Danny having the ick factor, but he has no IT factor. Every week when he was on stage, I didn’t see anything but an average-looking person with no charisma. I thought the top eight had something more going for them than Danny. Granted his “voice” was better than most (not Adam, Allison or Kris), but he lacked control and phrasing. I was surprised considering he had been singing a long, long time.

    He may be a nice guy, but he didn’t come across very intelligent, knowledgeable and certainly not articulate whatsoever. Even Kris who started off very awkward and fumbling for words, is doing better — still a little dull, but at least he is more knowledgeable about music than Danny. I think this is why it is taking him so long to get signed. I think 19 is having a difficult time getting past his personality.

  105. I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t see an à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“ickà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  factor. I see Danny as silly and goofy, and I think he just tweets whatever he is thinking at the moment. I think that the à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“ickà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  that some feel is coming from months of ott negativity spewed at Danny so that everything that he writes or says is veiwed through a negative lens.

    Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s funny how it seems that all of the people who have actually met Danny seem to like him and think he is a good guy. Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s the people that follow AI online that seem to think there is something terribly wrong with him.

    I agree.

  106. Danny is sexy! Of the top four, he is the sexiest but then I am a hetero female.

    He’s looking better and better too as time goes on. He can deliver those crooner songs (Rain Or Shine, You Are So Beautiful) and make someone melt.
    This is where he belongs.

    Really don’t find Kris or Adam that appealing in spite of all the hype and press time.

  107. but he didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t come across very intelligent, knowledgeable and certainly not articulate whatsoever.

    While I have no idea how intelligent Danny is, and I am very reluctant to judge anyone’s intelligence (either in a favorable or unfavorable way) by a few video clips, a couple of things do occur to me.

    One is that Adam, Matt, and Anoop (I think), have all referred to Danny as a deep thinker. This is not something you would generally call someone that you think is dumb as dirt. Matt actually specifically said that Danny was “very smart.”

    I certainly don’t think this means that Danny is a genius, but I do think it at least somewhat mitigates the “idiot” that he has been portrayed as being by some on the Internet. My guess is he is at least as smart as the next guy.

    I don’t think he is very articulate, although I have viewed video of him where he seemed to be fairly articulate. I chalk at least some of it up to nerves, but also I think that knowing that people are scrutinizing your every word so that they can bash you would have to make it somewhat more difficult to articulate your thoughts clearly.

    I agree about the lack of musical knowledge. He obviously doesnt have a wealth of knowledge about popular music. I don’t think that 19 has a problem with his personality, though. I think his personality is fine.

    I personally think Danny is the second best singer this season. I pulled for Adam to win the title…Danny was my second. Although I believe Adam to be a better “singer” and overall performer than Danny, there are aspects of Danny’s voice that I prefer over Adam’s. It should be noted that while Adam was out performing on stage night after night, Danny was driving a semi truck. Yes, he did sing at church, but he has nowhere near the experience of performing and popular music that Adam has. I think Danny did really well in a short amount of time, and I think that speaks to his potential.

  108. I don’t think Adam and Danny had the biggest fan bases….I think Adam and Kris did. Most people I know found Kris, Allison and Adam the most original and talented and these are not AI internet followers. I have yet to find a true Danny Gokey fan, but I do know there are some out there. Until AI allows only 1 vote per person, I don’t think we will truly know how many fans each idol has. I think the the judges totally gave Danny more credit for his performances than he deserved.

    I think Danny has more twitter followers, because there are people waiting for him to say something stupid and jump on it. Adam and Kris are so busy, they don’t have that much time to waste on Twitter.

  109. I actually think Danny has the ick factor. I have such a hard time watching him perform.

  110. “Danny is sexy! Of the top four, he is the sexiest but then I am a hetero female.”

    What does being a hetero female have to do with finding Danny sexy?? I am a hetero female and I find Adam sexy!?

    Not sure what the sexy comment, Danny and hetero female comment have to do with each other?

  111. “Danny is sexy! Of the top four, he is the sexiest but then I am a hetero female.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 

    As spring2009 said, what does being a hetero female have to do with finding Danny sexy?

    I am a young hetero female, and Danny doesn’t do anything for me personally, but I find Adam gorgeous and Kris very attractive.

  112. I will add in sexiest for me! The others I guess are attractive enough but they don’t do anything for me.

    I’m not going to go into why they’re not that sexy unless you really want to know.

  113. No mention of Kris or pictures either. Was he at this final rehearsal and dinner I wonder?

  114. A person can be very intelligent, and not so articulate. They aren’t the same thing. (A lot of very smart, professional people attend Toast Masters Intl to learn how to speak confidently in public.)

    Sexiness is a matter of taste. Adam is a hottie to me (total package), but I do find some other idols attractive/sexy in certain ways. (Including Danny’s arms, altho I like my guys with darker hair. And they have to be tallish). See, totally a matter of taste. :smile2_tb:

    I was at a party where I was gushing on Idol and Adam. Finally, someone spoke up and said that she loved Danny and cried when he got voted off. ( I told her I thought Danny had a great voice. ) I think Danny has many fans, maybe not as vocal as the Kris and Adam fans. But I don’t know.

  115. Matt, Paula and Danny are so color coordinated in the picture– funny…

  116. Danny’s arms….yup…..also he has the most beautiful hands.

    Cried too when he was voted off.

  117. To posters who questioned why Danny tweeted “..watch the media try 2 distort this”, that was actually the caption under the photo of Paula grapping his head and kissing his cheek. I guess he was “worrying” the media would fabricate a story seeing Paula kissing him.

    A lot of posters on Danny’s Fan sites commented Danny was sexy and cute, of course beauty or sexiness is in the eyes of the beholder, however, they did “explain” they loved Danny’s smile, his goofiness & friendliness, his child-like qualities, plus his muscular arms, and the fact that he is pretty well built, and he is very “huggable” whatever that means.

    I am not trying to promote his fan sites, but there is one recently built called http://www.dannygokey-star.com. Though it is still under construction, it seems to be pretty comprehensive in its contents, and if you are a Danny fan, I would encourage you to check if out.

  118. I actually didn’t cry when I first found out that Danny was off the show. I know that this sounds sappy but I felt like at that point I had read so much meanspirited junk about Danny that I spent that whole day sort of unsure as to what to even want for him. I so wanted the hate to end, that I didn’t even know what to hope for.

    Afterwards, I thought I was stupid to not definately wish him to stay on because he would be assured the recording contract, and because I felt he deserved to stay. But my emotions had gotten the better of me at that point.

    However, when he was singing “You Are So Beautiful” at the end of the show, I bawled like a baby. I’m not one to cry like that, but I could really feel his emotion with that song, and I was a puddle.

  119. some feel is coming from months of ott negativity spewed at Danny so that everything that he writes or says is veiwed through a negative lens.

    A lot of people just really, really don’t like what he has said about gay people. That has quite a bit to do with the negativity towards him. Without blaming him for his cousins or thinking that he’s evil, his views on gay people are offensive to many people, straight and gay. I don’t hate the guy, but I’d be reluctant to support an artist who didn’t believe in basic equality.

  120. ITA all of the Idols has people that are following them that aren’t fans. But I doe believe that most of the people following all of them are their fans. I believe that Danny has a legitimately large fanbase. He never hit the bottom three prior to elimination and he survived ‘Dream On’ , even though that performance was the worst of rock night. I believe he as another poster said has a legitmately large fanbase.

    This was probably posted before, but I thought it worth re-mentioning. The What Not to Sing analysis of how the fan bases shifted from week to week is a really interesting (though somewhat long) read. It breaks down each week’s performance, and tracks how Adam’s, Danny’s and Kris’s fans shifted week after week. It’s analysis is that Danny peaked early (like around top 13 week), but without standout performances (until Rat Pack week) couldn’t build, while Kris and Adam steadily built their bases (though Adam also built a higher negative base than Kris, which in part contributed to his loss). All speculation, but backed up by fan votes after each performance, and a really interesting read.

    http://www.whatnottosing.com/library/editorials.asp?id=54

    (this is part 2. Part 1 is at the link on the top of the page)

    Regarding an Anoop record deal, I’m also not really expecting it. He is a great, fun, charismatic guy, and would do well as some kind of tv personality, but he wasn’t really the best singer, or the most consistent, and he never seemed to have a very well defined style on the show. I would have no idea what kind of album he’d actually make. JMO.

  121. I guess it all depends wrt fanbases – it’s hard to judge just based on any one source. Where I live, most people seemed to love Danny, they liked Allison, and there was a mixture of loving Adam and hating him.

    The “Allison like”, I think, spilled over to her having a lot of sympathy votes in the middle weeks (when people wanted to save her from the B2 or 3 all those weeks), but those people tended to be, first and foremost, Adam fans, who shifted their votes exclusively to him after the B2 scare (hence why I think she got kicked off the next week).

  122. I also think Allison’s star became attached to Adam’s star and she greatly benefitted from this. Her performances became Adamized as time went on and I believe she had help from Kris too.

    Good for her though.

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