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American Music Awards become ‘Idol’ alumfest

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Besides Adam Lambert, the American Music Awards will feature Carrie Underwood, Daughtry and Kelly Clarkson as performers. The show airs on ABC November 22.

Lambert’s first single will be out by then. Speculation is it will be a song written by Pink and Max Martin. We’ll find out next week. Underwood will probably sing “Cowboy Casanova” while Daughtry may sing “No Surprise” or his new single “Life After You.” Certainly, Clarkson will sing “Already Gone,” which just hit the top 10 on the Mediabase top 40 charts.

“Cowboy Casanova” is up to No. 4 on the country chart, her. That’s her tenth consecutive top 5 hit. Crazy! (Georgia’s own Zac Brown Band is No. 1 with “Toes”).

-Here’s a story about the David Foster & Friends tour from New Jersey. He will be at the Fox Theatre tomorrow with Ruben Studdard and Michael Johns. As Foster told me, Johns sang “She’s a Beauty” by the Tubes and “St. Elmo’s Fire” by John Parr. And Ruben sang “Mornin’ ” by Al Jarreau and “I Swear” by All-For-One. He also did “Home,” made famous by Michael Buble.

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JTesla

October 27th, 2009
9:27 am

Can someone tell me what this blog is about, I can’t seem to read any words… distracted by something.

Thanks Rodney. Short and sweet in Idol land is sometimes good ;)

Harriett

October 27th, 2009
9:39 am

Thank you, Rodney. Charice was discovered last year and Oprah had her on with Celine, surprising the young singer and reducing her to tears. Celine invited Charice to come on a couple of her tour shows, and she did, ending up singing a duet with her idol. David Foster had her as his featured performer on CBS Saturday Morning this past weekend. She’s a marvel.

Rickster

October 27th, 2009
10:48 am

In the immortal words of Dick Enberg…. “Oh MY!”

wreckedpizza

October 27th, 2009
10:49 am

Don’t know if Carrie is short, but she is definitely sweet!
Thanks, Rodney!

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

October 27th, 2009
11:05 am

ahhhh i can see today’s blog will have PLENTY of male participation (and k&cfan **grin**)…

just sayin’ !!!

Rickster

October 27th, 2009
11:10 am

I wouldn’t kick her out of bed for eating crackers before asking, “What in the world are you doing in my bed eating crackers?”

Harriett

October 27th, 2009
11:12 am

After reading the article, who can argue that Adam was the de facto winner of Idol this year?

JTesla

October 27th, 2009
11:19 am

Harriett, I’m still waiting for numbers. A few weeks from now when Adam is at the top of the charts and all but the few faithful are saying “Kris who?” we’ll know who the real winner was. Oh wait, I should save that statement for when the fans are around.

kelly&carriefan

October 27th, 2009
11:20 am

Well, hello, there! LOL, Linny, you think? ;)

JT, I see some things called “words,” whatever those are. Ha. Just kidding, y’all.

I definitely cannot wait for it. Kelly. and. Carrie. On My. TV. The same night. If they could just duet, it would be perfect. Or I’d be happy if it went, Adam, Daughtry, Carrie, and Kelly.

PS. Carrie’s around 5′4″ to 5′5″. She is slightly taller than Kelly who is 5′3.5″ What? I’m good at trivia. ;)

Rickster

October 27th, 2009
11:25 am

k&cf… there’s a fine line between trivia and obsession.

We oughta bombard CMT to come up with a “Duets” with Kelly & Carrie! :-D

kelly&carriefan

October 27th, 2009
11:28 am

lol, Rickster, true. But I like knowing how tall people are…*cough*Tiny Tom Cruise*cough* (Trust me, that’s NO obsession) And I love your genius plan! :)

BTW, crumbs? Shoot, I’d let Ace sleep in the bed. I think she might appreciate that more.

Harriett

October 27th, 2009
11:41 am

It will happen, JT. Sure as anything, it will happen like that. Makes you kind of feel sorry for Kris, although he is just as gracious as he can be.

kelly&carriefan

October 27th, 2009
12:04 pm

I’m fond of a girl who can hold her liquour…

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/10/video-kelly-clarkson-does-shot-stage#

PS. The fan giving her the shot was a girl. (That’s funny when you see the video.)

Rickster

October 27th, 2009
12:34 pm

The more I think about it… I REALLY like the idea of a Kelly & Carrie “Duet.” They’ve both got voices that can go from a whisper to rafter rattling.

They could EASILY sing each other’s songs. Imagine Kelly (as opposed to Gokey) hitting the high notes of “Jesus Take The Wheel” or Carrie singing “Because of You.”

It’d be an even better “Duet” than Pat Benatar & Martina McBride – which rocked.

kelly&carriefan

October 27th, 2009
12:48 pm

Rickster, I’m with you…I just don’t know that they’d go for it considering Kelly did Crossroads with Reba a couple of years ago.

I wouldn’t be surprised in the slightest at Kelly and Carrie being friends, or rather friendly towards each other (based on the comments they’ve said about each other….). That said, I’m thinking maybe Carrie’s people might not think that Carrie should be publicly associating with Kelly. Just some speculation on my part. Because really, why would you not want the two, arguably, best Idol to do something?

Rickster

October 27th, 2009
12:58 pm

If Carrie Underwood (Member of the Grand Ol’ Opry) were to call up the head of programming at CMT and say, “You know, I’d really like to do a “Crossroads” (not “Duet” as I thought) with Kelly Clarkson… the network should (and hopefully would) fall all over itself to make it happen.

Mercedes S.

October 27th, 2009
1:03 pm

Harriett, yesterday’s USA Today had a story about the 10 top-grossing tours. Spot number 7 (between Coldplay and Bruce Springsteen) belonged to “Idols Live”, which was illustrated by a pic of … Adam. And the Bullseye of Entertainment Weekly (”Glee” on cover!) had placed Adam’s new single ‘Time for Miracles” on the 9th ring (avec Adam picture), with the following snarky comment: “Rejected title:’Kris Allen is Going to Need a Miracle to Outsell My Album’.”

Harriett

October 27th, 2009
1:34 pm

Yes, Mercedes S. Exactly. And, the snarky comment is unwarranted, IMO. Kris is just a talented nice guy, who did not ask for any of this. Adam just outshone him, and he continues to do so.

Rickster

October 27th, 2009
2:08 pm

They’re supposed to leave the snarky comments to His Snarky Highness, JT!

There’s no doubt that Adam is more talented, has a greater range with his voice and a more commanding stage presence. It’s just that there are a large number of people – myself included – who do not care a bit for way he sings. I’d much rather listen to Kris Allen (yes, I know his last name) any day of the week.

Based on some of the pictures of Adam that have been posted… singing isn’t the only thing Adam does with his mouth for which I do not care a bit! :-)

JTesla

October 27th, 2009
2:17 pm

His last name is Allen? Here all this time I thought it was Reinhold or something like that. You learn something new every day.

Rickster

October 27th, 2009
2:21 pm

JT… which do you like better: “His Snarky Highness!” or “His Royal Snarkness”?

kelly&carriefan

October 27th, 2009
3:21 pm

Ha. Y’all are funny. Rickster, I’m with you. I’m by no means a huge Kris fan, but I prefer his singing to Adam. I do like Adam, I’d just much rather he didn’t sing those high notes. But to each their own.

Oh, and Carrie needs to get on that phone, then.

Nana

October 27th, 2009
3:43 pm

Hey Everybody!!!! :) Another busy day, but I think tomorrow will be less busy and hectic.

Loved the video clip of Kelly and the shot. I will have to replay it once I’m home to hear the sound since I can’t here at the office. She looked like she was having a grand ole time.

Loved the pix of Carrie. I, also, would love to see Carrie and Kelly perform together. What a great sound that would be. Maybe the powers that be will bump heads together and think it’s their idea to have the two perform on a set.

Headed home alittle early in hopes that I can get ahead of the liquid stuff that is falling from the skies. I know, in my dreams, right?

Anyway, hope everyone has a great evening and remembers to keep a song in your heart, a smile on your face and a tap in your toes. And please, stay safe when on the wet roads.

Rickster

October 27th, 2009
4:08 pm

Rodney’s interview with Seacrest doesn’t merit a front-page link. But this thread does? You gotta question the judgment of whoever determines what goes on the main page.

JTesla

October 27th, 2009
4:11 pm

“His Royal Snarkness” will do fine.

Rodney needs to start buying coffee for the front page linker.

Deirdre

October 27th, 2009
4:27 pm

Have to agree on Royal Snarkness. Snarky Highness just doesn’t do it for me.

I’m sorry for my absence today. The rain, the doc appts, the repairs, the….well, you get the point. Nowhere near as fun as here but it has to be done.

Rickster

October 27th, 2009
4:32 pm

Hope everyone has a good evening. I’m heading out in a bit. Get to go watch my little girl ride a horse (the riding ring is covered. )

And Rodney, please feel free to take the rest of the week off (heck… take the rest of the year off) so we can continue to gaze at Carrie. :-)

Harriett

October 27th, 2009
4:47 pm

Missed you today, D, but know you’ve had lots to do. I am out of here, too. Talk tomorrow. Royal Snarkiness? Works for me!

Fred

October 27th, 2009
5:00 pm

These comments are amazing. I don’t get the hate towards either one of Season 8 Top Two. They both are talented in their own very different ways. I agree that Adam will probably out-chart Kris, but that is not a reflection on Kris’s talents. After all, are the most popular movies always the best ones? I think we know the answer to that. And while I think Adam is a fine performer, his song Time For Miracles is wretched (though no fault of his own, since his voice was amazing in it). However, that song is quite popular, and has sold many copies, which again, reiterates my movie comparison. We’ll see how his record sounds when it drops. Here’s to success for both Kris and Adam!

adamazing

October 27th, 2009
5:33 pm

Deirdre

October 27th, 2009
5:50 pm

These comments are amazing. I don’t get the hate towards either one of Season 8 Top Two.

Hate???????? Where?????????

JTesla

October 27th, 2009
5:58 pm

I harbor no hate for Kris Reinhold.

Harm

October 27th, 2009
8:25 pm

I don’t care much for this cold rain!!!
I’m sitting here switching the TV back and forth between SYTYCD and Biggest Loser, I’ll add DWTS to that in about 30 mins.

Thats all I got to contribute today, sorry!

chris

October 27th, 2009
11:02 pm

Kelly Clarkson rocks my world. I don’t think that Kelly and Carrie are friends/associates so I do not really see any kind of duet or collaboration ever happening. Kelly has mentioned a few artists she would like to collaborate with and Carrie is never mentioned. I am excited to see Kelly perform on the AMA’s. She is amazing live.

Nana

October 28th, 2009
6:12 am

Good Morning Everybody.

Today’s Quote: “Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person we become.”

I trust that all of you had a great evening and stayed dried. It was such a nasty drive home yesterday.

Heard on the radio where the magazine “Country Music News” has released its 10 most beautiful women in country music. Carrie Underwood placed 3rd and Kellie Pickler has won the number 1 spot!!!! Yes, she was voted the most beautiful female in country music. She beat out Martina McBride, Faith Hill, Reba, and even Taylor Swift. Congrats to her and Carrie.

Deirdre

October 28th, 2009
7:21 am

Morning!

Nana, who was number 2? I think Carrie didn’t get #1 because she and Faith Hill are such obvious choices.

Does anyone remember the good ol days when it would rain for a couple of hours then clear up? Yesterday was like being in one of the levels of hell where it never stops raining and the world is one great big dirty puddle.

Deirdre

October 28th, 2009
7:48 am

Yesterday’s rain was like being an extra in the movie Blade Runner.

Rickster

October 28th, 2009
8:49 am

At the risk of rendering K&CF, JT & other members of the male gender useless for the rest of the day….

take the picture above and add to it a Santa hat! :-)

Nana

October 28th, 2009
8:54 am

Reba was number 2, number 5 was Martina and I forgot who placed 4th.

Amen to the rainy day yesterday, Deirdre. When I left home around 4:30am it was raining, when I left work at 4:00pm, it was raining. Took me until 6:17 to get home in the mess! I was not a happy camper. This morning, it was so foggy that I could barely see 10 ft in front of me. What a miserable commute it was!

Harriett

October 28th, 2009
9:01 am

Morning all. Nana, just me, but Reba one of the most beautiful? Maybe on the inside, as I hear she is known to be. But are they speaking of physical beauty here? No way she’s more beautiful that Carrie or Faith.

Rickster

October 28th, 2009
9:05 am

And what about Shania Twain?

I hear just the opposite about Reba, Harriett. I’ve heard she’s an absolute (rhymes with “witch”) to work with.

Rodney Ho

October 28th, 2009
9:19 am

JTesla, Rickster, wreckedpizza et. al: I apologize ahead of time for the new blog entry. But it’s there. Grab some Tylenol before you look…

Rickster

October 28th, 2009
9:43 am

Rodney… the heck with Tylenol… we need Emetrol to counter the nausea the cover induces!

Jordan:)

November 3rd, 2009
8:14 am

I like that carrie can hold her melody