MJ has been following Nigel Lythgoe’s tweets about the Nashville callbacks. He is apparently getting heat for touting a 15 year old who could win season 10.
He felt a need to defend himself, first with this:
Wow people talking about pimping and rigging because I liked a 15 year old. I didn’t mention male or female or name them. You’re really SICK
There was an incredible 16 year old in Milwaukee too. Don’t knock the young guns ’till you’ve heard them. I bet you’ll be shocked.
To make up for it, he mentioned a 28 year old late yesterday.
A 28 year-old stole the honors in today’s auditions. Absolutely stunning with a real Aretha Franklin feel to her voice.
There are a lot of fans of this show (me included) who was not big on lowering the eligibility age. We’re worried we’ll be seeing too many singers who are not ready for prime time, who may have good voices but have no clue who they are yet because they’re, well, just 15. Even Justin Bieber spent years prepping before he became a star.
- Top selling digital track this week is “September” by Daughtry. That song is at No. 22 on the top 40 charts, according to Mediabase 24/7. It’s No. 2 on the Hot AC chart and No. 1 on the AC chart.
On the urban charts, Fantasia’s “I’m Doin’ Me” is at No. 27. It’s No. 14 on the urban AC chart (while “Bittersweet” is at No. 3).
Chris Sligh on the Christian AC chart is at No. 13 with “Only You Can Save.”
- Daily Carrie Underwood “Mama’s Song” country radio airplay update: the song is still at No. 14. She edges up to 5,012 spins for Oct. 20-26, an increase of 244 spins from Oct. 13-19. She’s now 456 spins behind Jason Aldean’s “My Kinda Party.” Her week-over-week spin increase has slowed down the past couple of days.
- Season four finalist Jessica Sierra has released a single. She was last seen doing “Celebrity Rehab.” Hopefully, she’s clean now but she looks a bit rough. This song has no particular hook. Can you find one?