I was covering the new reality show being shot in Kennesaw called “There Goes the Neighborhood” with Matt Rogers as host. I’ll post the video interview I did with him tomorrow. That’s why I’m late on this:
The “Idols Live” tour preview has been covered more extensively than I can ever remember, with a press tour, Twittering galore from the contestants and plenty of leaks of what songs will be sung. We in Atlanta will see the show in just a month (and yes, I’ll be there for an eighth time.)
According to Rolling Stone, Anoop Desai will do “My Prerogative” again. Kris Allen will do “Heartless” and have no choice but suffer through “No Boundaries.” Adam Lambert will do a medley of David Bowie songs and a tune by Muse. Megan Joy will tackle an Amy Winehouse tune (”Tears Dry On Their Own”) Matt Giraud will please our crowd by singing “Georgia on My Mind.”
-David Cook did “Billie Jean’ in tribute to MJ in Aspen Saturday.
-Kiss lead singer Gene Simmons thinks Adam Lambert revealing his sexual orientaiton will kills his career. I doubt it. This might make a good poll question.
I don’t think I’ve been talking smack at all. In fact, if anything, I’ve been soft-peddling. He’s enormously talented, best talent ‘American Idol’ has had, but I think he killed his career because now the conversation is not about his talent but about his sexual preference. He’s done. You’re forcing people to deal with issues they may not be interested in. Life is unfair, and the masses don’t all live in L.A. They live in Wisconsin and Nebraska, and you’re on crack if you think the same rules apply there. My advice is still the same, shut the f*** up, just sing and let people say whatever they want. But I do wish him the best because he’s got all the talent in the world. If only the world was not homophobic, but it is. I would be the first one to vote for equal rights for gay women and men, and get the church and the state to stop telling everybody how to lead their lives, but do I think he’s killed his career? Oh, in an instant. I hope I’m completely wrong. I hope he becomes the next Beatles and proves me wrong.