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4/15: Mid-day report with next week’s theme, Jennifer Hudson, David Archuleta tour, sales

-Paula Abdul revealed the theme to a radio station: disco! Thank you, MJ. I recall this theme was done season two, for better or worse. Let’s talk more about this later in the week. I’m certain a lot of folks wouldn’t be thrilled if this is indeed the theme.

-My colleague Sonia Murray wrote about Jennifer Hudson last night at the Fox. She returns on Thursday as well with Robin Thicke.

She has a command of not only her own rather ordinary R&B material, but such greats as Aretha Franklin’s (“Something He Can Feel”), Chaka Khan’s (“Sweet Thing”) and Whitney Houston’s (“You Give Good Love”). And most spectacularly, every song she sang seemed to emanate from this much older, wiser core layered with gospel heft and Broadway delivery.

-David Archuleta is opening for Demi Lovato and will hit Gwinnett Arena June 29.

-Carrie Underwood’s latest single “I Told You So” has landed at No. 5, making it her ninth consecutive top 5 hit. She’s had six straight No. 1 tunes. I doubt this one will make it that high. (Her album doubled in sales in one week after the ACM victory and she was back in the top 20.)

And despite the “Idol” appearance and a new video, radio is not embracing Kellie Pickler’s “Best Days of Your Life.” In its fourth month on the chart, it is stuck at No. 26, with barely any increase in airplay.

Chris Sligh co-wrote what is now a No. 1 song with “Here Comes Goodbye.” I’ll have to give him a call and get his reaction! That’s a pretty paycheck for the man. The album by Rascal Flatts also came in at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200.

And according to Idol Chatter, Kelly Clarkson sold 40,000 and 471K total. She was ranked #12.

28 comments Add your comment

JTesla

April 15th, 2009
2:09 pm

Just say no to disco! Say it isn’t so.

Congrats to Carrie and Chris Sligh!

offkey

April 15th, 2009
2:17 pm

My biggest objection to a disco theme is the one dimensional nature of that genre, especially when there will be only six (maybe 7 if the save is used) performers. There were lots of pretty good DANCE tunes but you’d have to search for more than a handful of memorable vocals, especially for a solo artist.

GAgirl

April 15th, 2009
2:40 pm

Hi Ya’ll

DISCO…I LOVE DISCO…Bring it on!!!

Mike S

April 15th, 2009
2:47 pm

YES — YMCA is rated in the top 10 Disco songs of alltime.

DO IT ADAM!!! ROFL!!!!!

Another top 20 Disco tune Adam could fall back on if need be :
The Weather Girls – It’s Raining Men

so many possibilities.

harriett

April 15th, 2009
2:48 pm

I have never liked disco at all. offkey is right about it being one-dimensional. And, the beat–what can you say about the beat? Monotony! I am wracking my brain to remember one song I liked from that era. I think that is when I turned to country music for awhile. Waylon and Willie, et al.

Mike S

April 15th, 2009
2:50 pm

If she survives tonight — I rate the odds at 99.9999999997% that Lil does I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor.

GAgirl

April 15th, 2009
2:51 pm

ROFL @ Mike S

Lara

April 15th, 2009
2:54 pm

Ok, how about you take a disco song and make it something else???
Another “theme night” that kinda gets on my nerves!

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

April 15th, 2009
3:07 pm

Let’s see — If Lil is booted BUT saved, SHE should do “Stayin’ Alive” !!! But do it um let’s see… gospel? no matter what she THINKS it is, it will sound eerily similar to the original with a few riffs and dare i say screams.

Lara hits the nail on the head … if it’s Disco you want, HOW can you (and they will, at least once) say it all sounds the same and why didn’t **you** [whichever one] make it more **you** — but, i say…

if you ask for “disco” and you DON’T get “disco” are you going to critize for taking away the “disco” flavor to the song?

catch 22, once again! darned if ya do, and double darned if ya don’t!

jay

April 15th, 2009
3:10 pm

Lil won’t be saved, but she won’t be canned, either. Tonight, it’s buh-bye Matt G. (Only Allison would get saved).

JTesla

April 15th, 2009
3:17 pm

Wait, there is someone named Matt in the competition? Interesting ;)

RxDawg

April 15th, 2009
3:22 pm

My thoughts:

1. Adam by a mile. That guy is pro. The ending was overdone and he ran out of breath but overall one of the best ever.
2. Anoop, pretty much a perfect vocal. Very nice.
3. Kris, I love that song. It’s one of those kind of songs thats not hugely popular but still pretty well known by a few. He did a great job with it too. I was surprised at Randy’s critisicm compared to Kara’s. He is a true musician. Oh, and I’m about to make my prediction. Back when everyone was trashing him I said hed make it into top 6. Booyaa =D
4. Danny, hes done better. This was pretty pitchy and middle of the road for him.
5. Allison, this song was in the wrong key for her. She really struggled to make this work. She hit some good notes as she always can do, but was really out of control and all over the place throughout most of it. I was very dissapointed, still a fan though.
6/7 Matt and Lil. I can’t really pick who was yuck and who was yucker.

I think Matt is gone, although I’d prefer it be Lil. Matt has at least shown some flashes of brilliance. Lil has met the end of the road. Shes just not cut out for the music biz.

JTesla

April 15th, 2009
3:37 pm

Hey everyone, I’ve just finished doing some extensive research and I have discovered that there is actually a Matt in the completion. His full name is Matt Giraud, my research tells me that he is a piano player.

I feel sorry for him, because he doesn’t have a fan base, at all. If you look at American Idol’s worst contestant of all time, Jason Castro, even he had a fan base at this point in the competition. I’m sure if VFTW had not completely forgot that this guy was still in the competition they would have picked him. He’s kind of like a guy in the movie “Office Space,” no one knows why he is still around and all he wants is his red Swingline stapler.

KPH

April 15th, 2009
3:39 pm

LOL! Be careful Mike you may get another troll calling you a homophobe.

KPH

April 15th, 2009
3:45 pm

My Mimi may be lurking! LOL!

offkey

April 15th, 2009
3:53 pm

They really need to fix this blog site. My last 8 posts have never appeared.

harriett

April 15th, 2009
4:22 pm

Bye everyone. Enjoyed the day, and I will see you tonight. Got errands to run.

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

April 15th, 2009
4:23 pm

not really looking forward to next week *sigh*

why does it feel like this year is not nearly as much FUN as last year?

Micheal

April 15th, 2009
4:23 pm

You heard it right here!! Allison will win American Idol this year!! Adam doesn’t need AI to help his career and he would become a bitchy Diva for sure! Allison is perfect and could use the guidance!!

KPH

April 15th, 2009
4:23 pm

Very frustrating but keep trying Offkey. :-)

JTesla

April 15th, 2009
4:29 pm

Offkey, there are certain key words that will kill your posts. They aren’t bad words, but the blog filters the post because of the. For instance I found that you cannot name a certain character from “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.”

Micheal, that doesn’t make any sense. She will win, but she needs guidance? Huh, if she needs guidance she shouldn’t win. I think she should win based on her talent, not on your personal view of what the future may hold for Adam.

Micheal

April 15th, 2009
4:34 pm

What I am trying to say is that American Idol will take the winner and mold them into what they want….Adam doesn’t need that!! Allison is better suited to win and will be more of what AI wants in a winner. I think Adam will become harder to work with compared to the others.

JTesla

April 15th, 2009
4:47 pm

That sounds good in theory, but American Idol doesn’t work that way. If it did Taylor Hicks would never have won, because he was the least moldable. If AI selected who to win based on their moldability then they wouldn’t have all this voting stuff.

I don’t think that “moldability” is a word, but I like it so it will reamin.

offkey

April 15th, 2009
5:05 pm

I can’t figure out what’s killing my posts. There’s nothing even close to a flagged word in there and nothing has gotten through for hours.

offkey

April 15th, 2009
5:06 pm

offkey

April 15th, 2009
5:12 pm

Last posts eaten as well. Too frustrating and I don’t have the time to waste. See you at show time. Hope Matt gets the hook.

Nana

April 15th, 2009
6:08 pm

offkey, belive me, you aren’t by yourself on the disappearing posts. The last two I posted from work never made it neither.

It amazes me that trolls bash the blog, AI, and of course all of us. They even tell us to get a life, grow up, etc, yet they sit and read 5 pages and over 400 comments. What does that say about them? Inquiring minds want to know.

be back later tonight.

heybud

April 15th, 2009
10:08 pm

Well, I did miss badly on the person I thought would get the save. (I ignorantly thought Danny (the leader on DialIdol.com) would be saved.)

However, I if SAVE or “NO ONE” had been a choice for the “Who’s Going Home” poll this week, I definitely would have picked it.

(See my late hour posts from yesterday’s thread for confirmation.)

After Neg properly chastised me for my pick of Danny last night and I re-evaluated, I decided that Matt (someone I didn’t even have in my predicted “bottom three” last night) would be my prediction for the one with the lowest number of votes this evening, and since “No One” was not a choice, I did vote for Matt as the one I thought would be going home tonight. (Umfortunately, there is no way I can prove that, but I did shortly before showtime.)

Eddie