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Allison Iraheta’s ‘Don’t Waste the Pretty’ with Orianthi; download sales down year over year for winners/runners up

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Allison Iraheta has not had much luck in the radio hit department after “Friday I’ll Be Over U” and “Scars” bombed out. (No airplay at all on any radio station last week.) Maybe Orianthi will help her out with a beefed up version of her song “Don’t Waste the Pretty.”

You can hear it here.

She’s a really talented singer. I can only hope radio embraces this song, which is actually pretty catchy. Top 40 program directors should give it a spin.

Here’s that list of 120 “Idol’ contestants ranked by the LA Times using a non-scientific method. I’m saddened to see my bud and Atlantan Vanessa Olivarez from season two all the way down at 117 but that’s not surprising. And yes, Constantine at No. 7 seems awfully high.

- Lee DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox sold about 400,000 downloads last week, half as many as Adam Lambert and Kris Allen a year ago, according to Idol Chatter. No surprise there.

“It’s about half the sales total of Kris Allen and Adam Lambert following the finale last year,” says Nielsen Entertainment vice president Chris Muratore. Top finishers Allen and Lambert placed 25 songs in the top 200 during the 2009 finale week.

-And more Clay Aiken on “The View” doing Simon Cowell’s favorite song “Unchained Melody.”: How do you like his current hair style?

73 comments Add your comment

Rosita

June 2nd, 2010
2:50 pm

Post-Idol triste, Rickster . .. . get it? ;-)

Rickster

June 2nd, 2010
2:50 pm

Thank YOU RODNEY! (At least for minimizing that ugly cover of Clay.)

Allison & Orianthi ROCK! :-)

Rickster

June 2nd, 2010
2:51 pm

Obviously not, Rosita! 8-O

Rosita

June 2nd, 2010
2:56 pm

It’s a play on a (fairly) well-known phrase having to do with c*itus. . .

Rosita

June 2nd, 2010
2:58 pm

Oh, wait, the guys usually roll over and fall asleep — never mind!!!

Kathy

June 2nd, 2010
3:02 pm

What an amazing song and an absolute perfect vocals. Idol’s loss is everyone elses gain. Just beautiful! Loved this performance. Best wishes Clay.

Rickster

June 2nd, 2010
3:03 pm

And now Pandora Radio is playing ‘Rascal Flatts’ on my “Chick Rock’ station???

Something is seriously, seriously wrong!

But Amy Lee of Evanescence can flat-out sing!!

Neggy-Neggy Poo-Poo

June 2nd, 2010
3:04 pm

Orianthi…Man, I would just love to hit that.

Rickster

June 2nd, 2010
3:04 pm

Carly Smithson couldn’t even carry Amy’s jock strap!

Rickster

June 2nd, 2010
3:05 pm

If.. for some really odd reason Amy (a female) would happen to wear a jock strap! :-)

Deirdre

June 2nd, 2010
3:12 pm

Why do I feel like there’s some degeneration going on? “hit that”? “jock strap?” “c*itus”? What is it about this particular thread?

BTW, Don’t Waste the Pretty is great. Hope Allison does well with it.

As for Clay, not bad, too slow, kinda put me to sleep.

Rickster

June 2nd, 2010
3:15 pm

Can you imagine how bad it would be if Harm & JT were here? :-)

Rosita

June 2nd, 2010
3:16 pm

Deirdre, I was just making a very clever (if I do say so) pun and Rickster didn’t get it. I was trying to help him. . .

Rickster

June 2nd, 2010
3:17 pm

And blame Rosita, your highness! She started it!! :-D

Rosita

June 2nd, 2010
3:18 pm

Ahem! I BELIEVE my original remark was directed to Harriett, Rickster!!!!! lmao

Deirdre

June 2nd, 2010
3:22 pm

Moving on! ;-)

Here’s an interview with Kara on the Today Show. Here’s what annoys me. She implies that Lee hardly ever sang before. What???? He had an album out with an independent…which is now trying to cash in on his fame. Lies! Is that the company stand or is Kara just making excuses?

http://tv.msn.com/video/tv/?g=c0975919-e711-4fb4-a7f3-64bec0025bed&from=en-us_msnhp&Gt1=42007

Deirdre

June 2nd, 2010
3:24 pm

“independent LABEL” Sorry…Kara annoyed me enough to force me to leave out words.

Highlander

June 2nd, 2010
3:27 pm

Haven’t listened to Alison’s CD, but I did get it for Heather and I know she was underwhelmed by it. I think she listened to it once and just put it away.

It’s unfortunate for Alison that today’s programmers evidently only want to hear the same old pop princess drivel and push it on us over and over. 19 is trying to push her in that direction but it doesn’t suit her. So we end up with poor song choices for her and more radio time wasted on the likes of Ke$ha and Tune-challenged Taylor S. (Off-Tune Taylor?).

Rickster

June 2nd, 2010
3:29 pm

True, Rosita. And that’s what started it! :-D

Deirdre

June 2nd, 2010
3:37 pm

Speaking of Kara, she’s all over the place lately. She doesn’t seem to be promoting anything other than herself.

Rickster

June 2nd, 2010
3:54 pm

That’s Kara!

Rickster

June 2nd, 2010
3:56 pm

On another note…. (and switching gears rather abruptly) did anyone see AGT last night?

My three faves:

Future Funk
The Homeless Vets Choir (that’s not their real name, I just can’t remember the real one)
The last guy with the hat and the voice.

Rickster

June 2nd, 2010
4:00 pm

(man…. next thing you know Rosita will be telling me that her comment had something to do with activities between consenting adults.)

Harm

June 2nd, 2010
4:04 pm

OK Rickster, I’m hewre for a second now!

I’m totally disgusted by the stupy oil spill and the efforts to stop it not working!

I watched AGT last night, I was pleasantly surprised with some of the acts! I loved Howie Mandel replacing the Hoff!

Rickster

June 2nd, 2010
4:06 pm

Harm… ANYone would have been an improvement over the Hoff.

Harm

June 2nd, 2010
4:06 pm

I loved those three! New Directions Choir, was their name , I think!

JTesla

June 2nd, 2010
4:10 pm

I really like Allison’s album, although I prefer D is for Dangerous over Don’t waste the pretty. Hopefully the addition of Orianthi gives it more play. Won’t be able to listen to it until tonight, so more later.

Talk about hitting it, when I saw that picture I hit it alright. Cleanup on aisle 3.

Rosita, 2:58 p.m. ladies first I always say and that’s how I roll.

Oh and Kara is a windbag… with nice wrapping.

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Harm

June 2nd, 2010
4:14 pm

Now that I’ve checked in for the day! Poof! I’m gone again!

JTesla

June 2nd, 2010
4:36 pm

Looking over the list: yes Constantine way too high… WAIT A MINUTE: “118. Lindsey Cardinale”

WHAT? 118? More like #1 on the babe list, which equals at least the top 50 of the top Idol of all time list.

The list is a joke it should be purged from the blog.

Rickster

June 2nd, 2010
4:41 pm

I’d swap #1 and #2 on the list.

Rickster

June 2nd, 2010
4:42 pm

And there are a whole lot of names on that list I have no chance of remembering.

Rickster

June 2nd, 2010
4:47 pm

Add “Dancing French Dude” to my list of AGT faves. :-)

Rickster

June 2nd, 2010
4:48 pm

And Haley Scarnato at 115??

Sacrilege!

JTesla

June 2nd, 2010
5:15 pm

Boycott the list! Do not go to view it. Do not click on that link. 115 and 118, seems as if the list was made by a catty fatty.

Rickster

June 2nd, 2010
5:19 pm

night everybody!

Rosita

June 2nd, 2010
5:35 pm

Rickster, you seem to be in extra fine fettle today! In your heart you know my pun was witty and clever!! :-)

JTesla

June 2nd, 2010
6:22 pm

It might even have been cleaver. :twisted:

Rosita

June 2nd, 2010
6:53 pm

What a cutting remark, JT! (snark snark)

Neg says: hmmmm

June 2nd, 2010
8:08 pm

Did someone mention Haley?

Mercedes S.

June 2nd, 2010
10:00 pm

Hello and goodbye from Asheville, N.C. where the mountains are very smoky for the moment.

Clay needs a hairdo to match his album.

Deirdre

June 2nd, 2010
10:09 pm

Thought this was interesting:

Crystal Bowersox Was Proud To Break The ‘American Idol’ Mold

And yes, she’s aware that her uniqueness might have cost her the season-nine crown and that a certain part of the American public might consider her to be a bit, well, odd, but she has no regrets, and she doesn’t plan to change anytime soon, no matter what people might think of her. In fact, she’ll openly discuss all the things that made her stand out from the “Idol” herd, because they’re also the things that make her an individual.

“Oh yeah, like the fact that I have missing teeth and that I don’t comb my hair. I mean … I think that unique people are really what colors the world,” she told MTV News. “It’s a beautiful thing to be your own individual, and in high school, you get pushed into being the same as everyone, and then, once you’re an adult, you look for the differences in people. That’s what’s interesting about life and humanity.”

“It bothers me a little bit, because why pigeonhole anything? I’ve got songs that are country, I’ve got blues and rock … R&B … there’s really nothing that I’m not open to, and I don’t really want to be in one genre,” she said. “It’s really the market that does that. People don’t know how to sell your album unless you are in a specific category on the shelf. So, hopefully, that won’t happen too much [with me].”

Thanks to mj.

Mercedes S.

June 3rd, 2010
7:18 am

Morning!

Let me guess… Crystal was not head cheerleader in high school. Admire her for wanting to be different, but still think she needs to fix her teeth. Surely she can’t “like that fact”?

wreckedpizza

June 3rd, 2010
7:43 am

Sorry JT, but I clicked on the list. What a frickin’ joke. Diana at 24???? What were those people smoking? And yes, Lindsey and Haley ranked way too low. WTF?

(and I’m glad I wasn’t working cleanup for aisle 3 yesterday!)

wreckedpizza

June 3rd, 2010
7:49 am

Constantine #7. Yeah, maybe on planet Maroulis.

wreckedpizza

June 3rd, 2010
7:52 am

Oh, yeah—MORNING to all in AI blogland! (even though I have been awake and up for hours now)

Deirdre

June 3rd, 2010
7:56 am

Morning!

Men! The list isn’t based on how attractive you find the contestants. After all this time, I’m amazed y’all haven’t figured that out by now.

I think this is just a fun list, not meant to be taken seriously but for enjoyment and discussion. Based on Constantine’s activities after leaving Idol he has been hugely successful compared to most of the other Idols.

Rosita

June 3rd, 2010
8:21 am

Coming up: Lee and Crystal live on the Today Show.

Deirdre

June 3rd, 2010
8:27 am

Watch for sparks, Rosita!

Heather MacDonald

June 3rd, 2010
8:33 am

The CD by Alison was definitely underwhelming, but maybe Orianthe’s touch will make at least one of the tunes better! It was just a sad attempt to pigeonhole a great voice into teen-angst pop.

kelly&carriefan

June 3rd, 2010
8:55 am

Hey y’all,

The list definitely has some interesting rankings, but in my totally biased (but backed by the numbers) opinion, they definitely got #1 and #2 right. ;)

D, loved the Crystal article. Good for her! Actually, while I was waiting to get in for the Daughtry show, there were people talking about Idol. Someone actually said they didn’t vote for her because “she looked weird.” That was just sad.

I liked Alison, but I think Idol was/has been trying to mold her into a Disneyfied poppy girl. In all fairness, I need to hear this new one. Maybe I’ll be pleasantly surprised…

Deirdre

June 3rd, 2010
8:59 am

Disneyfied poppy girl LOL!

Unfortunately, that’s who’s making the big bucks right now.

Crystal just blew Lee away on Today. Interesting quote from the Today announcer: Crystal and Lee. Our American Idols

Rickster

June 3rd, 2010
9:01 am

Man, Rosita! I wish you’d stop using words that I have to go looking up! :-)

(But thanks for the compliment. I’ve been derelict on my duties as Court Jester lately, so I figured I’d have to start working on it.)

wreckedpizza

June 3rd, 2010
9:11 am

Oh we have figured it out, D. We’re just saying it NEEDS to be based on attractiveness and such as well as talent. What? That’s not shallow or anything; that’s reality. Really.

Neggy-Neggy Poo-Poo

June 3rd, 2010
9:29 am

Allison is essentially a blank slate of throaty talent who will be molded to fit whatever the studio producers think will make the most money. She was put into the rocker box by Idol and can just as easily be removed if they think it will sell more records and downloads.

Crystal is a complete performer, fully self actualized, nobody will put her into a box or mold her into a formula. She’s a force that will succeed on her own terms.

Rickster

June 3rd, 2010
9:35 am

Is Neggy-Neggy Poo-Poo anything like “Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang?” :-)

Rosita

June 3rd, 2010
9:44 am

Yep, Crystal had more fire in her belly than Lee this morning, but I thought they both did great. Had expected a duet, but . . .
Rickster there is no charge for the vocab grooming ! :-)

kelly&carriefan

June 3rd, 2010
9:50 am

D, “Our American Idols”? Hmm, perhaps someone was on team Mama Sox…

Neg, you’re turning into the Monica Kaufman of this blog. Instead of hairstyles, it’s names. ;)

Deirdre

June 3rd, 2010
9:51 am

They’ll be on in a couple of minutes, Rosita. The Today show lasts almost until tomorrow these days.

Deirdre

June 3rd, 2010
9:56 am

Falling Slowly…nicely done by both of them. No sparks. Sorry Rosita.

Rosita

June 3rd, 2010
10:07 am

Deirdre: That’s because they’re “falling slowly,” ha ha!

Deirdre

June 3rd, 2010
12:22 pm

Rue McClanahan. Dang!

Rickster

June 3rd, 2010
12:40 pm

Betty White’s awfully lonely these days.

JTesla

June 3rd, 2010
12:57 pm

Rickster (and anyone else who is semi-depraved): if you had to choose between Betty White and Briteny Spears who would you pick?

Me, I’m going with Betty on that one.

Rickster

June 3rd, 2010
1:19 pm

How ’bout ‘None of The Above’ JT?

Rickster

June 3rd, 2010
1:29 pm

Saw this entry on the main AJC.com website:

“Man accidentally shoots self in groin”

Did the person who wrote that REALLY feel the need to add the qualifier ‘accidentally?’ Would anyone shoot them self in the groin on purpose? :-D

JTesla

June 3rd, 2010
1:45 pm

Rickster, if Rodney put a picture of Adam in every blog posting for the next 5 weeks… well I could see something like that happening and it not being accidental.

Rickster

June 3rd, 2010
1:51 pm

Great interview with Crystal. Blame the headline on the writer – not me.

http://tv.yahoo.com/blog/american-idol-runnerup-crystal-pulls-herself-up-by-her-bowersox–1295

Rickster

June 3rd, 2010
1:54 pm

And she pretty much kills Rosita’s scenario of a Lee-Crystal pairing.

Rickster

June 3rd, 2010
2:09 pm

I’d shoot my computer first, JT.

Rodney Ho

June 3rd, 2010
2:22 pm

My computer has some glitch which makes it impossible for me to post pictures. (I have to go in the office and get the tech guys to fix it). But there’s plenty of video on the new blog entry!

Rosita

June 3rd, 2010
4:59 pm

Well, I guess the field is clear for me to go after Lee, then . . . exc. I wouldn’t want my lesser half to harm him!

Mary

June 19th, 2010
7:54 pm

They probably played her songs coupe times, because I never heard any radio station playing it.
I do heard them playing Adam and Kris, but never Allison