Sorry this is so late. I’ll keep this one short before tonight’s results.
-Rumors are rampant Paula Abdul has yet to negotiate a new deal and may not come back next year. Read this item on MJ’s big blog. She’s choreographing tonight’s group sing so this should be fun. Maybe she’ll join them! (NOT! She hasn’t sung live since God knows when…)
-American Idol ratings last night was 24 million. That was down from 24.7 million a year ago for the comparable episode.
-Former metro Atlantan and season four runner up Bo Bice will be co-headlining a show May 2 at the Concert in the Quarry in Suwanee in Forsyth County – literally in a quarry. It’s a fundraiser. Here’s info from the North Fulton Times:
Music, food and fireworks will be rocking at Georgia’s largest outdoor event 300 feet below ground in a quarry overlooking a small lake. The fourth annual Concert in the Quarry will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at the working Martin Marietta Forsyth Quarry. Headline acts include Shaw-Blades, featuring Tommy Shaw of STYX and Jack Blades of Night Ranger, and Bo Bice (of “American Idol” fame) in a fundraising event that will benefit the South Forsyth High School Band (SFHS) Program and the Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Homes. This announcement was made today by Glenn and Cathi Kruse with the South Forsyth Band Boosters and Mike Leathers with Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Homes.
According to the story, Kaedy Kiely of the River and Scott Slade of 750/WSB will be emcees. Tommy Shaw (Styx) & Jack Blades (Night Ranger) of the Damn Yankees will be there as well performing an acoustic set. Tix are $40 ($25 for students) and $75 for VIPs. Go buy them at www.concertinthequarry.com.
Thanks Lara for the tip.
Vince Neil of Motley Crue hated “Idol” but after Carrie Underwood sweet-talked him into using the song “Home Sweet Home” for the farewell song this season, he is now a fan. More in The New York Post.
And in digital download land, “Underwood’s “Home Sweet Home” cover is outselling the original — 211,000 digital copies to 181,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan,” the Post wrote.