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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Pre-order Adam Lambert's new CD now!


Pre-sale orders surge for 'American Idol' runner-up Adam Lambert's debut CD

Sometimes coming in second isn't so bad after all.

Season 8 "American Idol" runner-up Adam Lambert won't release his debut album until November 24th, but pre-sales of the CD have already jumped to No. 2 on the Amazon.com sales list.

What's even more impressive is that Lambert's record label, RCA, never announced that the disc could be pre-ordered, which means that the boom in sales is due to word of mouth.

Not too shabby for a guy who lost to his former roommate Kris Allen in the finals of "American Idol." Not that Lambert holds a grudge.

In a Rolling Stone interview, Lambert referred to Allen as "the one guy that I found attractive in the whole group on the show ... totally my type – except that he has a wife."

On the album, which is behind only Barbra Steisand's heavily-hyped new jazz CD, Lambert collaborates with Lady Gaga's producer RedOne, Grammy nominated producer and songwriter Max Martin, and One Republic's Ryan Tedder.

Lambert's impressive sales figures follow a trend of "Idol" also-rans topping the charts with their albums. Jennifer Hudson, Clay Aiken and Chris Daughtry all failed to grab "Idol's" top prize, but saw their debut CDs soar to the top of Amazon's sales list.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Adam Lambert sings an acoustic version of "Starlight" LIVE!

Adam Lambert, American Idol Season 8 runner-up to Kris Allen, performs a stripped down acoustic version of Muse's "Starlight" on September 19, 2009.

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Matt Giraud and Kris Allen perform on the street

Matt Giraud sings while Kris Allen plays guitar as they perform on the street for fans before a show on The American Idols Live Tour..

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Get Kris Allen's new single "Live Like We're Dying" now

Click the banner below to get the American Idol winner exclusive Kris Allen iTunes Pass for early release of the upcoming album. Or get the first single off the album: "Live Like We're Dying".

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

American Idol winner Kris Allen new single - Live Like We're Dying

American Idol Season 8 winner Kris Allen releases new single "Live Like We're Dying".

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Kris Allen performs an acoustic version of "Heartless" LIVE!

Season 8 American Idol winner Kris Allen performs an acoustic version of Kanye West's "Heartless" LIVE on September 18th, 2009!

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Monday, September 21, 2009

Kris Allen sings an acoustic version of "Man in the Mirror" LIVE!

Season 8 American Idol winner Kris Allen performs an acoustic version of Michael Jackson's "Man in the Mirror" LIVE on September 18th, 2009!

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Ellen DeGeneres joins the American Idol crew - Interview Part 2

Ellen DeGeneres talks about how she will fit in as the new judge on Season 9 of American Idol.


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Ellen DeGeneres joins the American Idol crew - Interview Part 1

Emmy-Award Winner Ellen DeGeneres discusses how she became named the new fourth judge for Season 9 of American Idol.

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Kris Allen sings "Falling Slowly" acoustic LIVE!

Kris Allen, American Idol Season 8 winner sings Falling Slowly live on September 18th, 2009

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Friday, September 18, 2009

Kris Allen and Adam Lambert perform Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" Live!

American Idol Season 8 winner Kris Allen and runner-up Adam Lambert perform Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" Live on Friday, September 18th at Ford Day in Detroit.

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Kris Allen: Final Summer Tour Interview

Season 8 American Idol Winner Kris Allen talks about how much fun the Summer Tour has been.


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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Kris Allen's First Single is called "Live Like We're Dying"

On a Twitter party, Kris Allen confirmed that he has a new single called "Live Like We're Dying"

For about 1 hour, Kris Allen answered fans' questions on Twitter. Among those being addressed by him were his new album and its lead single. He wrote yes when quizzed whether the song is titled "Live Like We're Dying".

Kris stated there is "no date yet" for the song, but the winner of "American Idol" season 8 said he has his rhymes "fresh to def." When asked about the release date of his debut album, he once again confirmed that it will come out in U.S. on November 17.

Previously, Kris Allen tweeted about having songwriting session with The Calling's vocalist, Alex Band. He is also said to work with The Fray's guitarist Joe King and acclaimed producers Salaam Remi (Nas, Amy Winehouse) and Claude Kelly (Leona Lewis, Akon).

- From aceshowbiz
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Nigel Lythgoe on Ellen DeGeneres: 'Idol stole her from us'

So You Think You Can Dance judge and executive producer Nigel Lythgoe told EW that American Idol “stole” Ellen DeGeneres from his show so he’ll “steal” Paula Abdul as a guest judge in the future. Talking from the red carpet of Saturday’s Creative Arts Emmys in Los Angeles, Lythgoe said though he “loved” having DeGeneres on the Fox dance show (”We hope she will still be able to come and help us out from time to time”) Lythgoe said it would be a “great idea” to have Abdul join the SYTYCD team in the near future. ”I’d prefer Paula,” he said. “I think it is a great idea to put her on.”

But Lythgoe was quick to add that DeGeneres will be a valued addition to Idol. “What it does is give the public, who are the people who decide in the end who is crowned the victor, a voice on the judges panel and they have never had that before,” the former Idol producer told EW. “They already have industry experts, musicians and producers and songwriters represented and Ellen will be that judge who comes at it from a fan perspective. She loves music and she will be able to speak about what people will like and what would sound good on the radio. And she’s funny. And I also think she is strong enough to keep Simon Cowell in his place, which I am always worried about.

- From EntertainmentWeekly
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American Idol Kris Allen Behind the Scenes Interview

American Idol Season 8 winner Kris Allen behind the scenes interview on the Idols Live Tour!

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Monday, September 14, 2009

American Idols Interview with the Star Tribune

The Star Tribune interviews American Idols Kris Allen, Scott MacIntyre, Anoop Desai and Michael Sarver before the Minneapolis stop of the Idol's Live Tour.

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Kris Allen sings "Bright Lights" live on the American Idols Tour

Kris Allen performs Matchbox 20's "Bright Lights" on a stop of the American Idols Live Tour.

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Saturday, September 12, 2009

American Idols Interview with Maxwell's House

American Idol Season 8 winner Kris Allen, and Top 10 contestants Danny Gokey, Matt Giraud, Lil Rounds, Scott MacIntyre and Megan Joy from American Idol give an interview before the Columbus American Idols Live tour stop.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The American Idols Top 10 perform "Don't Stop Believing" live

The American Idols Season 8 Top 10 perform "Don't Stop Believing" live on August 23, 2009 on the American Idols Live Tour. Matt Giraud and Scott MacIntyre lead on piano and the rest of the Top 10 including winner Kris Allen and runner-up Adam Lambert take turns.

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Kris Allen and Danny Gokey Interview on 103.7 KISS FM

103.7 KISS FM interviews American Idol Season 8 winner Kris Allen and Danny Gokey.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

American Idol winner Kris Allen sings the Beatles' "Hey Jude" live!

American Idol Season 8 winner Kris Allen performs the Beatles "Hey Jude" live during the American Idols Live Tour on August 29, 2009.

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Monday, September 7, 2009

Matt Giraud's dreams come true as he and fellow American Idols rock Grand Rapids

Though Adam Lambert undoubtedly set the crowd at Van Andel Arena ablaze Sunday night, and Kris Allen was superb, a near full house had already experienced the highlight of the "American Idol" live tour: Watching West Michigan's own Matt Giraud's dreams come true.

Giraud, who had noted in an interview earlier in the day that the night's performance was to be "one of the biggest nights of my life," must have been gratified by the crowd's uncorked response to his presence. As Mattie G tore into the Black Crow's "Hard to Handle" with zeal unseen on the show, it was clear he definitely lit the audience's "candles" in a big way.

"I used to play across the street, at the B.O.B," he said, grinning at thousands of fans in a packed arena.

His vocal high-bar routine on "Georgia" was impressive; he's a gifted impresario. The 24-year-old got a little emotional during the song, perhaps catching the eye of a loved one, or just feeling the embrace of the "hometown" crowd.

Giraud doffed his jaunty signature porkpie hat to play and sing The Fray's "You Found Me." Take that, Simon Cowell (the Idol judge scorned Giraud's pick of that song on the show). He sounded fabulous, and throughout his all-too-short three-song set displayed that indefinable snap, crackle and pop that all stars have.

Along with a much-improved Scott MacIntyre, Giraud also did dueling piano duty couple of times throughout the show.

Read the full mLive article

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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Kris Allen Interview with Andrew Cook, part 2

American Idol Season 8 winner Kris Allen interview with Andrew Cook on 8/29/09 on a stop of the Idols Live Tour (part 2)

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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Kris Allen Interview with Andrew Cook, part 1

American Idol Season 8 winner Kris Allen interview with Andrew Cook on 8/29/09 on a stop of the Idols Live Tour (part 1)

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Friday, September 4, 2009

Katy Perry and Avril Lavigne to guest judge American Idol

Music stars Katy Perry and Avril Lavigne will be guest judges on American Idol during the final two days of auditions held this week in Los Angeles. With each star judging on a different day of L.A. auditions, Katy and Avril will join Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, and Kara DioGuardi at the judges' table.

Katy and Avril aren't the first stars to guest judge at Season 9 auditions. Recently, Victoria Beckham served as a guest judge in Denver and Boston, Mary J. Blige shared her expertise in Atlanta, Joe Jonas and Neil Patrick Harris joined the panel in Dallas, Kristin Chenoweth met up with the show in Orlando, and Shania Twain was the guest judge in Chicago.

The Grammy-nominated Katy Perry has captured the hearts of critics and audiences alike. Awarded Best New Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards and voted Best New Artist by readers of Rolling Stone, Katy is currently wrapping up her sold-out "Hello Katy" worldwide tour in September. Katy even performed during a Season 8 results show. See photos of Katy's American Idol performance.

Avril Lavigne has been in the industry since she was 17 years old. Her first album, Let Go, sold more than 16 million copies worldwide and earned her eight Grammy Award nominations and four Juno Awards. With her three albums accounting for over 30 million records sold worldwide, Avril is currently in the studio working on her fourth album. In addition, she designs her own line of clothing, Abby Dawn, and she just launched her first fragrance, Black Star.

American Idol will kick off its ninth season with the audition episodes this January on FOX.
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Adam Lambert - Donors Choose (video)

American Idol Season 8 runner-up Adam Lambert asks fans to donate to DonorsChoose.org in lieu of giving gifts at http://www.donorschoose.org

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