The news is pretty darn thin today on “Idol.” But I will be talking to David Cook today at 3 p.m. I’ll write up the interview for tomorrow. Carrie Underwood is also doing a press conference to promote her upcoming Christmas special on Fox. Cook will be on the special so I’ll ask him about that. Anybody wants to ask him a question, email me by 2:30 p.m. EST at firstname.lastname@example.org. I may use it!
Here’s a positive review of his concert in St. Louis. (He’s coming to the Tabernacle Nov. 23):
As the show went on, Cook prowled the stage, making sure to pay attention to the crowd upstairs in the balcony and on all sides of the room. In fact, during the song “Declaration,” Cook unexpectedly left the stage, ran through the crowd to the back of the hall and upstairs, singing the final part of the song surrounded by enthralled supporters
The Detroit Free Press talked to him recently, too.
Q: You recently took in a Bruce Springsteen concert in New York, where he played his entire “Born to Run” album. Afterward you said you were in awe and had a lot of work to do. What was so awe-inspiring?
A: They played three hours and 15 minutes. Not long before that show we had done a show in San Diego for an hour and 45 minutes and I thought I was going to die. So to see someone like him put that much energy into a show … that was incredible. You can’t possibly walk away from that not feeling like you’ve learned something.
-Carrie Underwood and Leona Lewis will perform at the third annual “CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute,” which airs Thanksgiving on CNN at 9 p.m. The special features 10 regular folks who do extraordinary things. It will be taped at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Anderson Cooper hosts. Judges include CNN founder Ted Turner and part-time Atlantan Elton John.
- Kara DioGuardi plans to hang out with Ellen DeGeneres to get to know her better and build chemistry before she joins the show.
- People are so obsessed with Adam Lambert, they were all over his music video for “For Your Entertainment” yesterday. If you care, go to MJ’s blog,where the entry has a jaw-dropping 713 comments. I’m fairly certain even during the heyday of this blog, I’ve ever gotten 713 comments on anything!
- Kris Allen told USA Today why “No Boundaries” didn’t make his album:
“Not that the song was bad, but it never really had a chance,” he says. “It was bashed the minute we sang it on the show. When you do that, people aren’t going to respond to it well. And if they don’t respond to it on the show, they’re not going to respond to it on the album, either.”