Three female “Idol” alums got Grammy nominations Wednesday night: Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Mandisa.
Kelly’s “All I Ever Wanted” was named in the pop vocal album category with Black Eyed Peas, Colbie Caillat, the Fray and Pink. Her singles did not receive any noms.
Kelly has four previous Grammy nominations and two wins (best pop vocal album with “Breakaway” and best female pop performance with “Since U Been Gone” in 2006).
Carrie Underwood’s “Just a Dream” received a best female country performance against Miranda Lambert, Lee Ann Womack, Taylor Swift (of course) and Martina McBride. She has won this category three years in a row for “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” “Before He Cheats” and “Last Name.” She also won best new artist in 2007.
Her duet “I Told You So” with Randy Travis got a best country collaboration nod, vs. “Beautiful World” (Dierks Bentley, Patty Griffin), “Down The Road” (Kenny Chesney< Mac McAnally), “Start a Band” (Brad Paisley, Keith Urban) and “Everything But Quits” (George Strait, Lee Ann Womack).
And Mandisa’s “Freedom” album was nominated for best pop/contemporary gospel album. She goes up against Jeremy Camp, Israel Houghton, Jars of Clay and Leeland. This is Mandisa’s second Grammy nomination. In 2008, her album “True Beauty” also received a nomination in the same category.
Daughtry and David Cook were shut out.
-Hits Daily Double predicts modest opening sales of 25,000 to 30,000 for Allison Iraheta. Given how low key the promotion and radio airplay has been for her, this isn’t surprising.
-ABC has nixed Adam Lambert’s appearances on both Jimmy Kimmel and the New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, according to Lambert in a Tweet. Huh? Kimmel is on late night and it’s taped. Portions of the Rockin’ Eve show is taped, too. Geez. How absurd! NBC’s Jay Leno is accepting him. After the AMA mess, ABC cut him out of “Good Morning America.” Hey, his loss is Allison’s gain. She’ll be on Kimmel Dec. 17 instead.