Three cancellations later on ABC and Barbara Walters and “The View” get Adam Lambert on. It just aired:
“Does it bother you that people are afraid of you to go live?” Walters asked.
“It was a crazy performance. I got carried away. I got caught up in the moent. It wasn’t meant to be an announcement that this was going to be me all the time,” he said.
He said his dad thought he should apologize. He said he isn’t going to apologize for it.
“This is not American Idol anymore. This is my career. Like I’ve said, I’m not a babysitter. My job is not to take care of your children.”
One thing he’ll change: “I’ll stay more consistent between rehearsal and performance.”
Lambert’s album “For Your Entertainment” dropped 74 percent from 198,000 to 51,000. It had the biggest drop among the top 200 albums. Allison Iraheta’s album opened at 32,000.
Lambert’s latest single “Whataya Want From Me” is up to No. 49 on the top 40 charts with 662 spins, up from 337 spins a week earlier, according to Mediabase 24/7. It’s too early to say if this song is going to be a hit. (”For Your Entertainment” certainly isn’t.)
Iraheta’s song “Friday I’ll Be Over U” is virtually being ignored on radio with just 108 spins in the entire countrym, down from 119 a week earlier.
Kris Allen’s “Live LIke We’re Dying” is gaining airplay on top 40 and Hot AC formats. He’s ranked 332 on the top 40 stations, with 87 out of 136 reporting stations spinning the song the past week. On Hot AC stations, he is ranked 18, with 84 out of 97 stations playing the song.
Kelly Clarkson’s “Already Gone” is No. 1 on the Hot AC chart and appears to be peaking at No. 5 on the top 40 charts.
Kellie Pickler’s “Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You” is in its 12th week on the chart and is up to 26 on the country chart. Carrie Underwood’s latest single “Temporary Home” debuts at No. 34.
–I spoke with Fantasia on Tuesday for her upcoming reality show “Fantasia For Real.” I’ll post the interview next month before the show debuts on January 11 on VH1. I kind of wimped out on asking her about the married guy she was dating per that Star magazine report. I let her give a blanket statement saying it’s “B.S.” and she’s now dating her work, not any particular person. I guess I won’t cut it as a Star magazine reporter, eh?