Since I’m desperately trying to avoid leading with more on Fantasia and her suicide attempt and publicity tour and reality show and new album (which she gabbed about last night on “Lopez Tonight,”) I’m seeking something else to write about. There isn’t much so this is mostly tidbits:
- Comedy Central’s “Tosh.0″ yesterday posted this rather bizarre bit focused on David Archuleta fans. Daniel Tosh’s commentary about “Idol” is painfully unfunny but he does mock Ryan Seacrest quite well – and the ending “Seven” spoof has a “surprise.”
-Nigel Lythgoe and Ace Young (in a return appearance) will host the Jerry Lewis Telethon for Muscular Dystrophy starting Sunday Sept. 5. Archuleta is scheduled to perform.
- Top “Idol” digital sales song is Adam Lambert’s “If I Had You,” with 42,000 sold last week and 302,000 total. It just entered the top 20 on the pop charts. (Neither Archuleta’s latest single nor Daughtry’s “September” are making much headway on that chart, both well below the top 40.)
- Top “Idol” album is Carrie Underwood’s “Play On,” selling 9,000 copies and ranked #47 total. I used to follow album sales religiously but the numbers have gotten so low, it’s just plain depressing. Her album has sold 1.7 million. A decade ago, she’d be at 4 million plus with the same level of success.
- While on tour, Casey James landed in the hospital for some unspecified illness but is okay, according to his mom’s tweets.
- Not a single “Idol” is on the country airplay top 30. Tops is Kellie Pickler’s already peaked “Makin’ Me Fall In Love Again,” which has dropped to No. 35 on the Mediabase 24/7 chart after peaking at No. 30. Danny Gokey’s “I Will Not Say Goodbye” is still gaining airplay but very slowly and remains at No. 38.