Thursday, February 11, 2010

American Idol Update

Kelly Clarkson recently lashed out at Scott Borchetta, the head of Big Machine Records after some not so nice remarks he made about American Idol contestants. The lashing came following comments Borchetta made to the media following Taylor Swift's (signed to Big Machine Records) off key performance with Stevie Nicks at the Grammy's. He said, "This is not American Idol. This is not a competition of getting up and seeing who can sing the highest note. This is about a true artist and writer and communicator." Let's all remember that after what Kanye West did at the MTV awards, Kelly Clarkson was one of the artists to come to Swift's defense. Clarkson responded in true fashion with a letter on her blog, I definitely think it's worth checking out the letter--

Josh Gracin posted on his twitter page that he is hoping to collaborate with Kimberly Caldwell on a ballad called "Only When It Rains". Caldwell will release her debut album, "Without Regret" on April 6th; she describes the disc as modern day Melissa Etheridge.

Idol alums Diana Degarmo and Ace Young will appear on Broadway in the musical Hair beginning March 9th. Degarmo will play the role of Sheila; she recently appeared in the Broadway musical Hairspray. Young will play the role of Berger; he previously played a role in the Broadway musical Grease as well as the national tour.

Jasmine Trias and Hawaii's famous showband the Society of Seven are performing at the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

According to Jennifer Hudson has lost 56 pounds so far for her role as Winnie Mandela (wife of Nelson Mandela) for the upcoming movie, Winnie. She credits her weight loss to exercising and staying consistent with it.

The lovely Miss Carrie Underwood is engaged to NHL hockey player Mike Fisher of the Ottawa Senators. She is also a Grammy winner for best country collaboration for "I Told You So" with Randy Travis. Underwood also recently released "Temporary Home" as her new single as well as the heart wrenching video to go along with it. You can watch it on ! She recently landed a supporting movie role in the movie "Soul Surfer" as Sarah Hill; filming begins this month. On top of that, she is currently touring the country for the next few months with her "Play On" tour.

Bo Bice and his wife Caroline welcomed their third child Ean Jacob into the world on January 22, 2010

Jessica Sierra has something going out but we don't know what it is yet, check out her website for details I have hope that this talented singer is finally clean.

Elliott Yamin will travel to Angola with Idol judge Kara DioGuardi for Idol Gives Back which will air on April 21st.

Syesha Mercado is playing Deena Jones in the revival of Dreamgirls which is currently touring the country.

Matt Giraud, last season fave, is still looking for a label to pick him up, meanwhile you can listen to his new single with Nashville jazz singer Anna Wilson, "You Don't Know Me" online or on itunes.

Anoop Desai is putting finishing touches on a debut album, "All Is Fair" which is due out in May.

Kris Allen and Adam Lambert are both enjoying considerable increased airplay for their songs on the radio.

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