-The Seattle Times reports the cities, but not the dates, for season 9 auditions:
Denver, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles and Orlando.
A spokeswoman at Idol confirmed with me at 12:20 p.m. that Atlanta will be one of the cities.
This will be the fifth time in nine seasons that Atlanta is an audition site. Atlanta had auditions seasons one through three and season seven.
I will provide more information as I get it. Interesting that they chose mostly big cities this time. In recent years, they’ve opted for some smaller towns, often near where the winners were based. You’d think they’d try Little Rock, Ark., for instance.
MJ did a good job collecting some leftover finale news. Simon Cowell naturally was not happy seeing Kris Allen win. And Clay Aiken dissed Adam Lambert on his Web site despite the fact he only saw Adam’s “Ring of Fire.” Bitter, party of one?
The reason Scott MacIntyre got virtually no solo time is because his partner Billy Joel bagged on him at the last second, according to a Scott Twitter.