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American Idols Live! Tour – Verizon Wireless Center (Manchester, NH)

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It’s DAY FIFTY-TWO of the American Idols Season 8 Live! Tour at the Verizon Wireless Center (Manchester, NH). I’m gathering all the articles/reviews/videos/interviews here. All tweets are left behind in this post. For a round-up of Tour/Album news for Adam and Kris, click here.

Fair warning : I only care about Adam/Kris/Allison…

Check back – once they are up, All PERFORMANCE VIDEOS (Adam/Kris/Allison) will be on PAGE 2. The Rest of the Top 10 will be on PAGE 3. There were late interviews back in Syracuse, so check here to see if you missed any!

ARTICLES

TV Tirade: Ellen DeGeneres on “American Idol,” Kanye West on MTV, Jay Leno in Primetime and the End of “Guiding Light” by Ed Martin – this guy randomly reviewed the Bridgeport concert mid-article!

On a side note, I caught the sold-out American Idols concert at the Harbor Yard Arena in Bridgeport, Conn., last week and was knocked out by the talent on stage … Idol winner Kris Allen was ill that evening and could not perform, though he did come out on stage to personally apologize. That made the performance by runner-up Adam Lambert the grand finale of the show. To say he didn’t disappoint would be the mother of all understatements. Lambert was electrifying – the energy he generated on stage could barely be contained in the venue, which seats 10,000. I can’t imagine how Allen or anyone else could have followed him and not appeared diminished. Lambert is a super-nova. This guy knows what it takes to be an entertainer. Maybe Idol should have signed him as the fourth judge!

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Adam Lambert, Kris Allen, Allison Iraheta LPs Won’t Be ‘Cookie-Cutter,’ Producer Insists By Jim Cantiello (with video)

“American Idol” season-eight alumni Kris Allen, Adam Lambert and Allison Iraheta are as wildly different from each other as possible. But the trio — who are all set to release their debut post-“Idol” albums later this year — have one thing in common: They’re running to Kevin Rudolf for material.

… Rudolf has worked the most with fourth-place finisher Allison Iraheta, having completed one track with the fiery-haired rocker and writing a couple of other tunes to be considered for her album. “I think Allison is, like, probably one of the most talented singers out in the world right now,” Rudolf gushed. “She’s one of my favorite people I’ve ever worked with. Ever. She’s awesome.” … To me, she’s like the new Janis Joplin or Pat Benetar.” No surprise, then, that Rudolf described his collaboration as an “updated 2010 version” of Benetar’s “Hit Me With Your Best Shot.”

Rudolf … also had positive things to say about runner-up Adam Lambert, even though he only worked with him for “five or six hours” right before the American Idols Live! Tour kicked off in July. “He’s so cool, so open. … His voice is incredible. He can do anything he wants. It’s just a matter of choosing the right direction and homing in and saying, ‘This is my sound.’ ” Rudolf believes he knows what’s best for Adam. “We started a song that was … kind of like an updated, futuristic-rock, disco-ish thing.” As is the case with all post-“Idol” projects, Rudolf was not at liberty to reveal any song titles or lyrics, but he did announce that he plans to complete the “disco-ish” song with Lambert now that the “Idol” tour has wrapped up. “I’m gonna do some more stuff with him,” the visibly excited producer promised … Rudolf admitted that there are “a lot of chefs in the kitchen,” but he views that as a positive. “I don’t think it’s gonna go wrong. I know they’re all working with mostly really good-quality people.”

Also on Rudolf’s docket? A session with “Idol” champ Allen to take place “early in October,” approximately six weeks before Allen’s album is slated to drop.

Kris Allen on the Idols Tour

With only one performance left, Kris said he’s “going to miss singing for a lot of people every night. A lot of us will miss playing to big arenas. The Top 10 have been together for almost a year now, so it’s going to be really sad when we say goodbye. We’ve already started to make plans to meet up soon.”

As the winner of Season 8, Kris has been juggling the tour with recording his debut album. And on top of it all he’s still a newlywed. “Katy’s been busy with her job, but she has been able to come to a couple of shows.” Kris was willing to reveal some information about his upcoming album to us. The album will drop on November 17, 2009. “I’ve been able to write a little bit. We’re still working on it, and there’s still a lot of work left to do, but I’m excited about it. The single should be coming out very soon.” At this moment, Kris isn’t sure if he’ll be playing many instruments on the tracks; it all depends on what they have time for. Kris has been very busy with the 50 city Idol tour so he hasn’t had time to record any instrumentals thus far.

During Kris’ set on the American Idols LIVE! tour, he plays the acoustic guitar, the piano, the electric guitar, and during his performance of “Bright Lights” he plays both the piano and the electric guitar. When asked if his future concerts will be similar to his set on the Idols tour, Kris said, “I would say so. It would be a little bit of everything – like an extended version of my set.”

Top 10 Kanye West Haters – Adam got included in this list…

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New Reviews: Muse, Kid Cudi and Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson (RollingStone Mag with their gratuitous Adam mention of the day…)

Fresh off their performance at MTV’s Video Music Awards, British prog-rockers Muse return with their fifth studio album, The Resistance, an LP packed with symphonic grandiose and humongous songs. American Idol’s Adam Lambert and Twilight fans the world over might very well love this album, but Rolling Stone gave the album three stars due to frontman Matthew Bellamy’s continued fixation with his idols. “Songs like the industrial-flavored ‘Uprising’ prove again that Muse know how to whip up an almighty roar,” Jody Rosen writes in his review, “But the lyrics are pompous doggerel (’Coercive notions re-evolve/A universe is trapped inside a tear’), and they borrow shamelessly from Radiohead and Queen without the former’s musical invention or the latter’s cheeky swagger.”

VIDEOS OF INTERVIEWS/ W/ FANS

Allison running thru parking lot

Kris Allen has an interview with 105.5 JYY – video at this link (Warning, it takes a while to load) – okay, I ripped it for you guys…

Kris Allen’s new single Live Like We’re Dying just got played (well, 20 secs of it) on B98.5 FM and the fierce benches over at ONTD recorded it. * You can download the MP3 off this link.

Adam with fans

Idol Goodbyes

Allison Iraheta: The End-Of-Tour Interview by Lyndsey Parker

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Adam Lambert: Final Summer Interview (Youtube Version)

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Kris Allen: Final Summer Interview (YouTube version)

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PERFORMANCE PHOTOS ETC.

Check out this Twitpic gallery and Flickr photogallery (with amazing HQ pics) and facebook gallery and photobucket gallery! Fan recap 1 and recap 2 and recap 3 with embedded photos.
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Adam Lambert & Kris Allen : Final Summer Interview (AI.com)

September 16, 2009 Leave a comment

Seriously, I’m really loving how the AI.com site keeps on adding these videos for the fans…

Adam Lambert: Final Summer Interview (Youtube Version) – the first couple minutes is the same as the Tour video on Adam’s official site, but this one is longer. I’ve a feeling the Part 2 we’re expecting from his site will be from this video.

American Idol Season 8 Runner-up Adam Lambert talks about the amazing bonding that happened on the Summer Tour.

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Kris Allen: Final Summer Interview (YouTube version)

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

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A Crazy Little Quiz on Queen

September 16, 2009 2 comments

Hailing from England but having an influence the world over, Queen rocked us for close to 30 years. Think you know Freddie Mercury and crew? Let’s find out.

Do you have a couple of minutes to waste? If the answer is YES, head on to the “Crazy Little Quiz on Queen” on this site and see how much you really know Queen.

Should I admit that I scored 91%??? I’m a bit ashamed that I scored so well actually, what does that say about my life? lol

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Top Sites Tuesday Meme – Your Favorite Pet/Companion Animal of All Time!

September 16, 2009 8 comments

Cute theme for this week’s Top Sites Tuesday… so I’ll jump in (a little late…)

Unfortunately, I’ve never had a pet. Is that terrible? I don’t know – we just didn’t have the space growing up. We didn’t even have a garden. Sooo, the funny thing is… back in the day, I was a huuuge Sesame Street fan and I kinda adopted Mr. Snuffalufagus as my pet/invisible friend just like Big Bird. Why not? Mr. Snuffalufagus is sweet and cuddly and only appears when you need him 🙂

Meet Mr. Snuffalufagus (In case you live under a rock in Mars and have no idea who he is…)


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Jason Castro on His Radio Tour

September 16, 2009 3 comments

So, Jason Castro (my Idol fave from Season 7) is currently on a radio tour in support of his newly released single “Let’s Just Fall In Love Again” and his most recent stop was at WSSX-FM 95SX where he performed “Hallelujah” and “Let’s Just Fall In Love Again” (available on iTunes or Amazon).

Have a listen on Jason’s live performance & interview with the 95SX crew!

Seriously, it’s impossible to be sad when listening to the new single – it’s so joyful and bouncy and I don’t know – buoyant? – it brings me back to when he sang “Daydream” on Idol back in 2008. Yes, it’s fluffy – but not all songs can be Hallelujah.

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