Go Kelly Clarkson! Her hot single “My Life Would Suck Without You” is set to jump to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, up from 97. That’s the biggest jump in Billboard history. After just 10 days, the song is already No. 17 on top 40 airplay, according to Mediabase 24/7. And it sold 280,000 digital downloads, a huge number.
Season six’s Phil Stacey, who released a country album on Lyric Street that barely sold and was quickly dropped, has signed with Reunion Records, a Christian part of Provident Label Group, under the Sony Music Entertainment Inc. umbrella, according to his own MySpace page. He is blogging about Idol for the LA Times here.
-”Idol” on Tuesday pulled in about 25.2 million viewers. The comparable episode last year drew 28.2 million. That’s about a 11 percent dropoff.
There was better news on Wednesday night, when 27 million viewers checked in on Salt Lake City. That’s up 5% from 25.6 million a year ago. This is the first time “Idol” has had a year over year improvement in any particular episode. Tonight’s episode, being a Thursday, will be quite depressed, probably in the 20 million range.
Last week’s final numbers: 25.9 million on Wedneday (vs. 27.1 million a year earlier, down 4%), 22.8 million on Inauguration day (down from 29.3 million a year ago, down 22%).
-Diana DeGarmo recently performed some new songs including one that is posted on YouTube called “I’m Gone.” Check it out here.
-Idol apologized on behalf of the judge for thinking Mark Mudd in Louisville last week was providing a veiled threat by saying “Be careful” when that was just an innocent colloquialism. When I heard him say it, I didn’t think anything of it either but given Paula Abdul’s Paula Goodspeed problem, I wasn’t surprised by her alarm.