Bean99 has been writing Idol tour recaps since Season 5. Check out this year’s offering for the Dallas show.
The Idols were at American Airlines Center. We arrived a bit early and noticed that there was a Relocation table. I found out later it was for the nosebleed tickets because they closed off that area last night and moved them lower. It still left a lot of seats and they were pretty much all full. We also had the $10 tickets and weren?t too bad other than we were on the wrong side of the stairway. Thanks for the videos so I can get a better view of Casey, Mj.
The crowd was a mixed bag of ages. We were sitting near families, older couples, and a lot of young women but luckily no screamers. It was very pro-Idol, especially for the hometown boys Casey & Tim.
Didi: As a lot of people have said before, she?s not the most dynamic start to the show but she got a nice reception and I liked her first song but it was ?Terrified? where she really shined. On a side note she?s even prettier in person.
Andrew: People really liked Andrew including me. I thought ?Straight Up? was really well done but wish he?d switched order with the Maroon 5 song. That was a pattern for me last night. I like it when they finished with their strongest song.
Katie: Katie has a very good, strong voice but she left me cold. Her singing was fine but I felt like she was being a bit of an Allison wannabe. Maybe this is what she wants to do post-idol but it felt more of an act than being genuine. I also didn?t like the mini-lecture where she talked about staying with your dreams, etc.
Tim: The crowd was very happy to see Tim, especially the young girls. He?s cute but what was distracting was that his hair was messed on one side and his ear was sticking out and I kept wanting him to fix it. It wasn?t just me, hubby mentioned it later, lol. I know others say he was better than on the show and maybe was a tiny bit but really was a big yawner for me and I had trouble paying attention.
Siobhan: Her voice really is incredible. She started with ?Paint if Black? which was my favorite of the 1st half and had her trademark scream. Both of us loved it. The 2nd song was good but wish it was before PIB. The last song was strangely out of place. I like louder rock but hated this one and for me ended her set on a bad note.
Aaron: He was a pleasant surprise for us. I had heard it before in reviews but didn?t really believe it not being a fan but they were right. He sounded great, picked really good songs for him, and was so much more confident than in the show. I could really see him in country and could do very well. He wins my most improved prize.
Group song: I liked it and seemed like a good choice for their voices.
1st half: Siobhan got my favorite and least favorite song but Aaron was the best overall set.
Michael: I like Mike?s voice and personality but I?m just not a fan of his music. He was very popular and had a lot of fans in the crowd. His voice was really good but his songs were a bit of a snooze fest for both of us. I found myself anticipating Casey coming up during it.
Casey: The one I was waiting for. He got a huge roar from the crowd and he was so happy to be home. They showed his mom a few times. As you can tell from the videos, his guitar playing was incredible and he made multiple guitar changes throughout the set. The 1st song was more a showcase for that but I thought ?Don?t? had the best vocals. After that Mike came out and they performed their duet from the show which was lovely and very well done. I kind of wish this was in between their sets and not in the middle of Casey?s though. Casey ended with ?It?s all over now? which he said we might have heard him playing in the area a year ago. Loved him and he didn?t disappoint.
Crystal: I?ll admit up front that I was texting through her 1st number with my friend who?s a huge Casey fan. We would have gone together if she hadn?t moved. (More on that later) I really liked Crystal?s voice and she gave her fans an excellent set. At first it was a little disconcerting after Casey?s rocking but she brought it and got the audience going.
Lee: I really enjoyed his set. He got a huge reception and was clearly touched by it. I loved this version of ?Beautiful Day? and only regret that he didn?t do it on the show. I really liked ?Hallelujah? and also preferred this version to the one on Idol. ?Treat her like a Lady? is another favorite of mine and he did it well. I enjoyed his voice and thought his performance was overall quite good. It was clear that most of the crowd were fans and they stayed right until the end.
Group song: Sounded pretty good but must say I miss the cheeze fest that was season 7?s group song.
2nd set: For me Casey and Lee were highlights but really all four were good and made pretty good song choices. Heartwarming moment was when Crystal spotted a little boy on his dad?s shoulder wearing a bandanna on his hair and dancing like crazy. She passed him a guitar pick and he immediately blew her a kiss. Awww.
I really liked this season but was still pleasantly surprised by the quality of the concert. I guess it?s been drilled into me that the top 10 was the least talented yada yada but I have to strongly disagree. They may not have come in as the most polished group but they?ve grown along the way and put on a good performance last night. Even my dh who I dragged screaming to this concert, actually had to admit that he enjoyed himself.
Jamie lives in Tulsa and has only been watching Idol since Season 7. Check out her recap of the recent Tulsa concert below:
Hey everyone. I tend to be a bit wordy so be warned. This recap will probably be a bit long. A little background on me. I’ve been watching only since season 7. A lot of my coworkers watched it and talk about it all the time and they convinced me to watch it, especially when they said there was a guy on there who had lived in Tulsa and was really good. Well Tulsa being my hometown I had to check it out. So needless to say I am a huge David Cook fan and I went to two shows that season and one show last season. I will preface this review by saying my favorite this season was Lee. I liked him since Top 24 when he did a song I just love, Chasing Cars. I also liked Crystal and Casey.
So my friends and I wanted to get there for the meet and greet before the show. So we get to the venue we waited about an hour and a half before the first one comes out and its Tim. We were at one end of the barricade and of course he started at the other end. He was very nice (and pretty!) and he said he was excited because his family was coming to the Dallas show the next night.
After Tim we waited. And waited. And waited.And then we melted because it was so freaking hot! We were starting to wonder if anyone else was going to come out. Finally people started jumping up, as we had all gone back to sitting on the ground, and I look at the doors and I catch a glimpse of a guy that looks really short so I immediately think it must be Lee! It turns out to be Lee and Andrew and lucky us they headed our way first. My friend had printed a group picture for everyone to sign and individual pictures of Lee for him to sign. I also had a copy of Slumberland that I was excited to get signed. He actually didn’t have anything to sign with but luckily I had a black Sharpie in my purse.
When I gave him the cd he turned to Andrew and said “Hey have you seen the actual cd before?” Andrew said no so Lee showed it to him. There is a half moon and stars on the cd. He seemed quite proud of it which I thought was cool. I told him it was an awesome album and I couldn’t wait for the new one. We took a pic and before he walked away I also told him he needed Converse like mine. They are shimmery black Converse and he said he had black ones but not ones like mine and he told me they were “dope” and asked where I got them. He went on to the next group and my friend was like “he still has your marker” I didn’t really care but suddenly Lee remembered and said to me “hey I stole your marker.” He went to throw it back to me but of course I missed it! That was a little embarrassing. he said sorry and my friend’s boyfriend that was with us said that I was nervous. Even more embarrassing, lol.
We looked at the pictures on the camera and discovered that my eyes were closed! So my friend’s bf suggested we move to another open spot in the barricade and ask for another. We debated for a few minutes because I felt sort of silly asking him for another picture but I really wanted a better picture so we did it. It was at that point I also noticed Andrew hadn’t signed our group picture. I think when we took our pic with Lee and I was talking about my shoes Andrew just moved on. So when he reached us we got his autograph and a picture. When Lee got to us I told him the picture we took didn’t turn out and asked if we could have another one. He jokingly yelled “What?!” but of course graciously agreed to do another. And here is the first time I melted. After the picture when he pulled away he had his hand on my arm and he slid it down and for the briefest, briefest moment he held my hand before letting go. I’m such a dork, I know but it left a big smile on my face!
Katie had come out during this time and she was getting close to us. She is much tinier than she looks on tv. She was wearing bright orange nail polish which I complimented her on. On the show I thought Katie was a little pageanty and she kind of annoyed me but in person she seemed completely different. Very personable and friendly and more like a regular teenager. After Katie we headed back over to our original spot and then Big Mike and Aaron came out. Aaron was so tiny, especially compared to Mike! I admit I didn’t really think much of Mike on the show. I was just always kind of “eh” on him but I like him more now because he complimented my earrings. I was wearing guitar pick earrings that said Cain’s Ballroom on them. For those not from the area, Cains is a historic music venue in downtown Tulsa. Bob Dylan, the Sex Pistols, The Killers, and Siobhan’s favorite band Hanson have played there among many, many others. So I was pretty thrilled to receive that compliment. Anyway both guys were super nice.
Next out was Casey! The first thing I thought when I saw him was “he’s so pretty!” He’s also very tall. I felt sort of stupid around him as I couldn’t think of anything to say except “I like your shirt.” He was wearing a bright orange Bubba Gump shrimp shirt. Oh and I almost forgot! While Katie was still out there I had turned around and I suddenly see this bright red hair heading up the front steps. It took a second to register but then I realized it was Lacey Brown. She climbed over the barricade and it was kind of funny because security immediately came over and Katie had to say “she’s with me.” and I think I heard her say she had a pass for her. Lacey and Katie hugged and were excited to see each other. Lacey hung around and talked to people for a bit and posed for pictures.
After that we decided no one was else was probably coming out since it was close to 5 so we went to dinner and came back. As we entered the venue I was pleasantly surprised that it seemed like a decent sized crowd. The upper deck was closed off but the rest of the venue seemed pretty full. We had floor seats about halfway back right in the center. I saw Lacey heading to her seat with who I think was Katie’s brother Ryan. I had seen him outside with the Idols earlier.
Didi started off and while I really liked her voice I just did not dig the song choices. I knew the name of the first one only because I’d read about the set list here at MJs. I thought she performed them well though. Andrew really surprised me. I didn’t really like him on the show so I didn’t expect to like him at the concert. But I really dug his seat and he did get people out of their seats. I liked his arrangement of Straight Up and I found myself groovin to it and Sunday Morning. This is often a recurring theme with the Idols but he really did sound better here than on the show.
Katie was good too. I had never heard the Demi Lovato song before and I didn’t really like it very much. But I really liked Fighter. I thought she sounded almost exactly like Christina Aguilera. Tim was another surprise. I thought his voice sounded really strong! He was much better than I expected. When he was on the show I always liked his positive attitude but never really thought much of his singing. But I thought he was really good in concert. Even on Vida la Vida.
I really liked Siobhan’s opening. It reminded me of Alice in Wonderland and seemed very Siobhan. On the show I liked Siobhan at first but then she kind of lost me with her song choices. And I did get tired of “the scream” but live I thought it was pretty impressive. I really liked Paint it Black and Stockholm Syndrome but I didn’t like her version of Spiderwebs. I just didn’t think she sounded very good on it. Like it was too low for her or something. But overall I thought her set was very entertaining. My friend’s boyfriend said she gave him chills.
Everyone has been raving about Aaron’s set and I think the reviews have been well deserved. I’m not really into country music so the only song I recognized was Walking in Memphis but I thought he did a really good job. He seemed much more comfortable on the stage and had more charisma that he ever exhibited on the show. My only complaint was I thought the band seemed a little loud on Fast Cars and Freedom and almost overpowered him a little.
First group number: I hate to say it but for the first, and probably last, time in my life I actually enjoyed a Miley Cyrus song. I can’t believe I just typed that.
Like I said earlier I didn’t care much for Big Mike on the show. I thought he had a good voice but there was always something about him that just bugged me. At the concert I thought he sounded good but I didn’t really did the song choices. I really liked This Woman’s Work and the crowd seemed to love it too. But I didn’t like Ready for Love. For the first half of the concert I felt like it just sped by but Ready for Love seemed to go on forever. I don’t like the song to begin with and I didn’t like it when he did it on Idol. My Love was just ok. I appreciated that he picked an upbeat, contemporary song but again I’m not really a fan of the song. The girls sitting in front of me loved it though. But despite not really liking his song choices I thought he did a good job. There were some guys a few rows behind us who yelled a few times “Big Mike! We love you Big Mike!” It was pretty funny.
The crowd on the floor was standing at the end of Mike’s set and they stayed standing when Casey came out. The crowd definitely loved him. When he strolled out I thought he just looked like a rock star. I loved his first song. I thought I Got Mine was just the perfect song for him. That is definitely the direction I could see him going in. On the show I liked him but thought he had a few lazy song choices but I thought he had a great set at the concert. Although I preferred Jealous Guy to Don’t, I enjoyed Don’t. And wow his guitar playing was just awesome. I also thought his voice sounded better live. I came away with even more appreciation for his talent.
I thought Crystal was awesome too. I love What’s Up? so I was excited when I heard she was performing it. I thought that was a perfect song for her. And I am probably the only person to think this but I don’t really like Up On the Mountain. I just don’t care for the song so I didn’t really enjoy it when she sang it on Idol or at the concert. But I think she sounded great singing it. I just couldn’t get into that particular song. I loved Piece of My Heart though and Come to My Window was good too. But my favorite was definitely What’s Up? I also thought her voice sounded really good and strong throughout her set.
And then it was time for Lee. I also really liked all of his song choices. I loved Rocket Man and being a big Pink Floyd fan I loved his inclusion of Welcome to the Machine during that song. One thing I really like about Lee is the emotion he puts into his performances and I really feel like he’s connected to the music which in turn makes me feel connected. I could really see that during Hallelujah. And I love Kings of Leon so of course I loved Use Somebody.
I didn’t think the group number was as bad as I had read it was or as bad as it was on Good Morning America. I do think the band was a little overpowering during that number too as I found I couldn’t hear them that well. But who knows, maybe that was a blessing. Haha. Crystal and Lee had a few cute moments during it. At one point Crystal had her hand out to Lee and I guess he put his hand on hers.It was hard to see from where I was sitting but I got a picture of it. And then when they were walking off stage they high-fived.
Afterwards we decided to head to the barricades again. My friend’s boyfriend has a bit of a crush on Siobhan now so he was hoping to see her. They were putting the barricades up as we were exiting and people were all crowded around one area and my friend saw one side of the barricade was clear so we head over there and get a spot right at the front. I have no idea why more people didn’t do that instead of just cramming in one area. I can’t remember who came out first, maybe Tim but he started at the opposite end of us again. So when Lee came out right after him all of us on that side were waving him to come over to us. And he obliged! This time I just wanted to ask him for a hug as he’d already signed 3 things for me and taken pictures. So when he got to me I asked “Can I just get a hug?” and he said “Of course” and hugged me. It almost seems like a blur now, lol. There was a lady standing behind me that had a young daughter. My friend and I had let the little girl stand between us at the front so after I got my hug I asked the mom if she wanted my spot and I was going to move back. I had gotten all I wanted, lol. M friend still had our pictures and was at the front so if anyone else came out she was going to get them signed.
Siobhan and Didi came out and Siobhan seemed very quiet and shy in person which kind of surprised me. Didi was just as bubbly as she appears to be. Also to my surprise Crystal came out! For some reason I had the impression she didn’t come out much. The lady who I gave my spot to asked if I wanted it back since she heard me say I wanted a picture with Crystal. But we didn’t get a chance for a pic. I did get her autograph though which was cool. We actually got everyone’s autograph this year.
A couple of other tidbits. We were standing next to a woman who was one of Casey’s teachers in school. I think high school. So when he saw her he said “Hey!” and gave her a big hug. It was really sweet. I also heard a guy ask Lee how he liked Tulsa and he said he loved it and that he liked the weather. He said ‘I love the heat.” and I just wanted to ask him if he was crazy, lol. I was glad to see a good crowd at the aftershow meet and greet as it wasn’t that big before the show. My friend commented during the pre-show meet and greet that there weren’t that many people there compared to last year’s m&g. And also not as many as when I went during season 7. But after the show I thought it was a decent number.
So it was definitely a fun experience. I think everyone sounded better than they did on the show. I wish more people would have bought tickets for the tour and seen for themselves. I do think the crowd was a bit more sedate than it was during seasons 7 and 8 but they still seemed to enjoy it.
I took some pictures but the show pics are pretty crappy. My camera is not that great and we were not that close. And my battery light started flashing so I decided to skip Big Mike and save it for the top 3. I really wanted to video What’s Up? and some of Lee’s set but I didn’t think my battery would last. So I only took like a minute of video of Lee. And when we were outside after the show it died completely so I didn’t get any pictures of Crystal. My friends did though and they have the pics of us with Lee and the other Idols on their camera. On mine I only have the picture with Casey. But if you want to check them out they are here:
Please post numbers as you find them. Thanks!
Single sales from USA Today:
Adam Lambert, If I Had You (35,000, +4%, 222,000 total)
Carrie Underwood, Undo It (32,000, -16%, 700,000)
Adam Lambert, Whataya Want From Me (16,000, -21%, 1.465 million)
Daughtry, September (12,000, +49%, 88,000)
Carrie Underwood, Cowboy Casanova (7,000, -13%, 1.451 million)
Carrie Underwood, Temporary Home (5,000, -10%, 562,000)
Carrie Underwood, Before He Cheats (4,000, -8%, 3.056 million)
Kellie Pickler, Makin? Me Fall in Love Again (4,000, +2%, 68,000)
Billboard date 08/21/10.
American Idol Season 10 auditions take place in Austin TX today. Justin Guarini is there covering the action for the TV Guide channel. Next week, Idol heads to San Fransisco. Check out more about today’s auditions at FOX 7.
On a two day break from the Idol’s Live tour, Lee DeWyze is back in Los Angeles for an album photo shoot today and some songwriting. He tweeted yesterday, “Hey! Well last night was unreal, and on top of that, I won a TCA! Thank you guys so much:) Flying to L.A now for album shoot and writing.”
Former ‘American idol’ judge Simon Cowell using SEO firm to show people he’s actually a good guy
Simon Cowell can dish it out, but can he take it?
Eagle-eyed observers of the former “American Idol” judge and upcoming “X Factor” creator’s online profile tell us they’re convinced Cowell is using a Search Engine Opitmization firm-or SEO-to insure that Google searches of his name are top-heavy with positive stories about him. And critics are relegated to the Internet equivalent of a galaxy far, far away.
For instance, one insider tells us the story of Hans Ebert, a former executive for Universal Music and EMI in Asia and a blogger who frequently writes about music on the Web.
A source close to the situation tells us that after posting his blog, Ebert discovered that it was “de-activated” by the host of his blog, Wordpress, because it had violated the “Terms of Condition.”
Read more at the Daily News
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Nick Cannon: Mariah wants to be ‘Idol’ judge
THR: What do you think about all the “American Idol” shake-ups?
Cannon: Simon Cowell was the anchor of the show. And when he stepped out, it’s like, now what? But as long as Ryan Seacrest and Randy Jackson stick around, I’m watching.
THR: Has Mariah been approached to join the panel?
Cannon: You know what? She talks about it. She says, “I would love to do that.” She is one of the greatest singers of our time; she would be great. I don’t know if she has enough time, though, but if they could work with her schedule, I know she would love to do “Idol.” Let’s start the campaign!
Read more at the Hollywood Reporter
Robert F.X. Sillerman says he is prepping bid for CKX, owner of `American Idol’
Robert F.X. Sillerman, the founder of CKX Inc., inched closer to making bid on the company, whose biggest asset is “American Idol.”
In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Sillerman said he was preparing a cash offer for CKX that would be between $5.50 and $5.75 per share. Sillerman resigned from his position as chairman and chief executive in May and said he was considering a bid on the company. Besides 19 Entertainment, a producer of Fox’s “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance,” CKX’s assets include licensing and merchandising rights to the images of Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali. It also operates Graceland, Presley’s former home in Memphis, Tenn.
Read more at the Los Angeles Times
Sillerman’s Cash Play for CKX
Sillerman’s bid values CKX below a competing offer from Sillerman’s former partner and “American Idol” creator Simon Fuller — whose offer earlier this year valued CKX at $600 million.
In May, CKX, which also owns rights to the images of Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali, confirmed it had received a rival offer from Fuller, who teamed up with former Barclays Capital banker Roger Jenkins.
Fuller has since dropped out of the bidding.
Read more at the New York Post
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Fallen ‘Idol’: Fantasia Barrino’s Love Triangle Overdose
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The singer’s condition is reportedly not life-threatening.
“She’s doing fine,” her father, Joseph Barrino told radaronline.com
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Read more at the Vancouver Sun
Kellie Pickler?s country soul
Don?t let the pretty clothes, high heels and well-coiffed hair fool you. Kellie Pickler wants you to know she?s still the same ol? country girl she?s always been.
?My favorite place to go on vacation with friends is lower Alabama,? the singer said while on a Nevada tour stop. ?I love to go fishin,? I drink Coors Light ? people?s perception of me is so different now that I?m in the spotlight. The people that know me know I?m still the same Kellie.?
She may be the same Kellie who speaks with a heavy ?and charming ? Southern drawl and has an infectious laugh, but she?s far from the pre-?American Idol? Kellie.
Read more at the Weekender
Benefit features finalist from ‘Idol’
BRANDON – Singer Phil Stacey, one of the top five finalists from the sixth season of “American Idol,” is going to use his talent to help the needy.
Stacey will perform at the Aug. 20 Hunger Awareness Benefit Concert for the Emergency Care Help Organization, or ECHO. Kings Highway, a new Christian rock band from Pinellas County, will open for him.
Stacey, a pastor’s son whose grandfathers also were pastors, was born in Kentucky. His home was filled with music, and he began singing at an early age.
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?It?s a tribute to her and her music and it was her idea to sort of come on and do a couple of fun, sort of, ?Where?s Waldo?? moments, but instead of ?Where?s Waldo?? It?s ?Where?s Britney?? That was her idea,? Ryan Murphy explained to Access Hollywood?s Shaun Robinson at the premiere of ?Eat Pray Love,? which he directed, in New York City on Tuesday night.
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Glee Cast Spills on Britney Ep & Dating Rumors!
Is there any topic these days (not oil spill- or vampire-related) that’s hotter than Glee? We think not.
With 19 Emmy nominations, a brand new season and a recent win of Choice Television Comedy at the Teen Choice Awards, there’s plenty to gab about with the cast of the hit show.
We caught up with Naya Rivera, Iqbal Theba and the absolutely brilliant Heather Morris on the “blue carpet” at the TCAs on Sunday, and tried to wrench some scoop out of their very unwilling mouths!
Here’s what we managed to find out about on-set dynamics, the upcoming season, and that Britney Spears episode:
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Three dancers left. All will be busting their best moves to win America’s heart on the finale of So You Think You Can Dance. Only one’s efforts will be rewarded with the title of season seven champion. Certainly, you all have your favorites. But who does host Cat Deeley think will be dancing their way to victory? Hint: this dancer made her drop that line about hormones up there.
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Tonight’s America’s Got Talent You Tube auditions were a big fat fail. If it’s any indication of how American Idol’s My Space auditions are going to go next year, be very very afraid.
The problem is nearly every single contestant had only performed in their bedrooms in front of their laptop cameras, or maybe for their friends and family or in a local pub.
So it’s no wonder, once the acts were thrown on to the big stage, they mostly tanked spectacularly.
Especially lulzy was Pup, a cute doggie that was supposed to accompany his master’s singing on the accordion. But instead, the big stage and the crowd spooked the cute critter and he just stood there panting instead while his owner played gamely on.
This week’s WGWG, Cam Rogers had never performed to a big audience or with a backing track. Guess how he did. Zzzzz.
The only acts to make a dent were a 16 year old piano prodigy named Maestro Alexander Bui, whom Sharon buzzed for being “boring” and the very last act Jackie Evancho, a 10 year-old Charlotte Church wanna-be whose adult sounding warblings freaked me out a little. Oh, and she’s a total plant. Totally.
The rest of the field was forgettable, you had a college acapella group (yawn), some jump-roper kid, an embarrassingly bad street dancer, a painfully un-funny comic, another terrible street dancer, a flaming pizza juggler (the pizza, not the guy. heh), a chick who murdered Carrie Underwood (well, not literally) and a creepy creepy creepy goth magician.
You Tube auditions? Big. Fat. Fail.
Pup – A Gimmick Gone Wrong
Cam Hodges – WGWG
Maestro Alexander Bui – Teenage Piano Virtuoso
Jackie Evancho – Kid Opera Singer