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Adam Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Fantasia get Grammy nominations

Carrie already has four Grammys on her shelf.

Carrie already has four Grammys on her shelf.

Three “Idols” are represented by the Grammys, announced yesterday.

Carrie Underwood for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for “Temporary Home”
Adam Lambert nominated for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for “Whataya Want From Me”
Fantasia for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for “Bittersweet”
Fantasia’s “Bittersweet” for Best R&B Song (Charles Harmon & Claude Kelly, songwriters)
Fantasia for Best R&B album for “Back to Me”

Carrie’s up against likely favorite Miranda Lambert’s “The House That Built Me.”

Adam is up against more likely winners such as Bruno Mars’ “Just the Way You Are” and Michael Buble’s “Haven’t Met You Yet” (plus sentimental nominee Michael Jackson with “This is It.”)

Fantasia’s “Bittersweet” in the female R&B category is up against Faith Evans, Kelly Price, Atlanta’s Monica and Jazmine Sullivan. I’m not sure what her chances are there.

She’s up against El DeBarge, Kem, Jaheim and John Legend in the R&B song category. All four artists are well respected in the R&B world and El DeBarge would be the sentimental pick.

For best R&B album, she’s up against Jaheim, Raheem DeVaughn, John Legend & the Roots and Monica. Again, I have no idea who coudl win this one.

- Mama’s Song: Underwood’s song slipped back to No. 9 on the Mediabase rolling country charts with 6,309 spins from Nov. 25-Dec. 1, up 185 spins week over week. Tim McGraw’s “Felt Good on Her Lips” lapped her by 16 spins to take the No. 8 spot. She is still No. 7 on weighted airplay. Upward momentum has slowed in recent days.

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Woodpappy

December 2nd, 2010
9:00 am

Something’s wrong…am I first?

Deirdre

December 2nd, 2010
9:01 am

Congrats to our Idols…even Fantasia!

Woodpappy

December 2nd, 2010
9:03 am

Yes…I agree! What a dream come true for these young folks.

JTesla

December 2nd, 2010
9:38 am

Yes, congrats to the Idols, even the one that is getting the pity nomination.

Jalinda

December 2nd, 2010
9:39 am

Congrats to them all. Well deserved. Getting a Grammy is wonderful but just like the Oscars just being nominated is a huge honor.

Heather MacDonald

December 2nd, 2010
9:54 am

Congrats to Carrie!! Rodney, for the love of Mike, PLEASE stop with the daily Mama’s Song updates! LOL Enough already!! :-)

Mercedes S.

December 2nd, 2010
9:56 am

Hear Heather, Rodney! I fail to see this obsession with Mama’s Song. I dislike it so anyway!

Sam-A

December 2nd, 2010
10:14 am

Yeah, Mama’s Song has had it’s day. No more please!

kelly&carriefan

December 2nd, 2010
10:28 am

Hi y’all!

Yay for all the Idol nominations. So happy for Carrie!

And Devil’s Advocate, Rodney, I don’t mind the update on Mama’s Song. Are you planning to keep it til it goes recurrent? ;) One of the AllAccess charts has it at 7th this week.

Sidenote: Jason Aldean and Kelly’s duet is at 32nd up from 39th last week. It’s also 9th on the spincrease chart. Yay, Kelly! :)

JTesla

December 2nd, 2010
10:33 am

Rodney’s chart obsession appears to be contagious. ;)

Rickster

December 2nd, 2010
10:33 am

Morning, all (and good evening, Sakura.) Tough call to choose between “Temporary Home” and “The House That Built Me.”

Now we’ll have to suffer all the gloating from the Fantatics and Glamberts. Good thing I just restocked the super secret, undisclosed, highly secure but oh-so-comfy bunker. Might be spending some time there till the next thread comes around.

Woodpappy

December 2nd, 2010
10:43 am

Aah Rickster you know you can hide from all those Fantatics….

Woodpappy

December 2nd, 2010
10:43 am

But not for long, you gotta come out to see what’s happening.

Rickster

December 2nd, 2010
10:44 am

And as for the question in title of the song by “The guy who came in second to Kris Allen. (You know, Kris, the guy who actually won?) I don’t want a single thing (other than for him to slip back into obscurity.)

Rickster

December 2nd, 2010
10:51 am

That’s why I have spotters, Woodpappy. They check to make sure the coast is clear before I’m allowed to come out of the bunker. :-)

Holly

December 2nd, 2010
10:59 am

Way to go ADAM!!!! So deserving!!!! He is an amazing talent! I have to say they got it right with this one!

Harriett

December 2nd, 2010
11:10 am

Good morning. I am happy for every single one of them. Go Idols!

Tiffany

December 2nd, 2010
11:23 am

Congrats to all the idol nominees especially Carrie. Mama’s Song is not had its day as someone said…it is still going strong on country radio. Country radio is starting to play Christmas music and that is the reason for the slight decrease. It will bounce back…watch and see!!! Go, Carrie!!!

Rickster

December 2nd, 2010
11:25 am

“And so it starts”….. (Rickster says, looking at the door to the super secret, undisclosed, highly secure but oh-so-comfy bunker.)

Reminds me of a joke:

Guy arrives home after work, sits in his arm chair, and tells his wife, “Bring me a beer before it starts.”

Wife brings his beer – which he downs quickly.

“Bring me another beer before it starts.”
Wife brings his beer – which he drinks, but a little more slowly

One more time he says, “Bring me another beer before it starts.”
Wife brings his beer – and asks him, “Are you going to do anything? Or are you going to sit there and drink beer all night?”

Guy sighs and says, “And so it starts.”

(But for the record… I agree with the wife.)

Rickster

December 2nd, 2010
11:33 am

But I can’t wait for Carrie to get nominated for her Golden Globes.

Rickster

December 2nd, 2010
11:34 am

I mean I can’t wait for Carrie to get her Golden Globe Nominations. :-)

JB

December 2nd, 2010
11:47 am

Congratulation to Fantasia – You are a winner — Keep believing in yourself.

Rickster

December 2nd, 2010
11:51 am

I’m taking a long hard look at that door to the super secret, undisclosed, highly secure but oh-so-comfy bunker.

Harm

December 2nd, 2010
11:53 am

I’m already in the bunker!

Deirdre

December 2nd, 2010
11:56 am

Seems like you restocked that bunker just in time, Rickster.

Rickster

December 2nd, 2010
12:14 pm

I’m psychotic!

kelly&carriefan

December 2nd, 2010
12:15 pm

Rickster, LOL! Carrie won’t be eligible for a Golden Globe til Soul Surfer comes out next year. So maybe 2012! ;)

Oh, and scoop. The Benefit Show that Kelly will be taking part, A Night For Hope, is in two weeks. The venue only holds 500 people. About the same sized crowd she had at The Loft last year. So, excuse me if I’m a bit glad I’m going…I promise to share my experience with y’all, if y’all are interested.

Sidenote: Dear Santa, I’ve been a really, really good girl this year. Can I haz Kelly under my tree?

:mrgreen:

Rickster

December 2nd, 2010
12:15 pm

I mean.. psychic!! :-)

Sam-A

December 2nd, 2010
12:30 pm

K&C: We are interested. What a great opportunity, seeing Kelly is such a small venue. Hope the sound system is wonderful. I remember when you went to the other show – seems like you had a great time. Also remember a pic of you that you posted, in the crowd. Lucky girl.

JTesla

December 2nd, 2010
12:30 pm

“The venue only holds 500 people” wow, that will be nice. That means there will be a better than a 1 in 500 chance that something magical might happen. I’m thinking you’ll be asked backstage because Kelly’s having wardrobe issues, but I’m not as psychic as Rickster so don’t put too much faith in my predictions.

rashard

December 2nd, 2010
12:35 pm

congrats to my favorite idol fantasia love you

Rosita

December 2nd, 2010
12:42 pm

T’Rickster, are you really planning to “come out” eventually?? Your fave, Glambert, will be so thrilled!

Mercedes S.

December 2nd, 2010
1:02 pm

Haha, Rosita!

Rickster

December 2nd, 2010
1:08 pm

Cute Rosita….. cute! :-)

Pat

December 2nd, 2010
1:22 pm

Congratulations to the only Idol winner I follow, Fantasia.

Rand0528

December 2nd, 2010
1:26 pm

CONGRATS TO FANTASIA…SO HAPPY FOR YOU..

Rickster

December 2nd, 2010
1:37 pm

I’m outta here! Off to the bunker! :-)

kelly&carriefan

December 2nd, 2010
2:39 pm

Sam-A, I will definitely share. Excuse me if I go all Glee, but yes, I had the time of my life. Ha.

JT, if only your name were Nostradamus instead. Wardrobe malfunctions, yes, I’m totally the one to fix those. Actually, the venue is a church in Nashville. Will come in handy as I’ll drop by for confession on the way out. ;)

Rosita, HA! Awesome.

kelly&carriefan

December 2nd, 2010
2:54 pm

Oh, I forgot one detail: It’s an acoustic show…

JTesla

December 2nd, 2010
3:00 pm

Nice.

Hey, who wants to meet me in Qatar in 2022? Or come up to my place August 21, 2017 and we’ll watch the solar eclipse. Nothing wrong with a little long term planning.

kelly&carriefan

December 2nd, 2010
3:05 pm

JT, indeed. But you know, I might be either planning a wedding or serving in the military. No? Ok, I’m there, then.

Sam-A

December 2nd, 2010
3:08 pm

Acoustic, eh? Guess you won’t be hearing “Since U Been Gone”, but how wonderful for my fave, “Beautiful Disaster”! But I do love when Kelly rocks out with that huge, glorious voice. Blows all these “Pop” gals outta the galaxy!

JTesla

December 2nd, 2010
3:11 pm

“Since U Been Gone” acoustic would be AWESOME! Kelly could rock that.

K&Cfan… by 2022, my prediction: you’ll be planning a military wedding.

Harriett

December 2nd, 2010
3:19 pm

No fair! You all are having too much fun, and I am too busy to join in! :(

Sam-A

December 2nd, 2010
4:03 pm

Yes, Harriett, it’s a fun filled and glamorous life posting on the Idols blog.

When you hit send on a post, and it disappears but never reappears in the blog, and when you try to repost, it says’ looks like you’ve already posted this’, and it’s not profane – where does it go??

kelly&carriefan

December 2nd, 2010
4:10 pm

JT and Sam-A, Kelly has done SUBG acoustic before a few times. She did it at The Loft last year. I’ve tried sharing the link as Rodney posted video of it, but it won’t let me. If you are so inclined to, it’s in the archives, the date was December 14th.

You can even hear me in the background some. Yes, there is a reason I never auditioned for Idol. ;)

Harriett, sorry. I hear you. Sneaking in whenever I get a minute or two. It’s like a covert secret mission. Just call me Salt.

Deirdre

December 2nd, 2010
4:15 pm

Last week I couldn’t post anything with the word “blogsters” in it. I have no idea why. I don’t think pacman knows either!

Rickster

December 2nd, 2010
4:47 pm

K&CF… after your review of Carrie’s concert… you BETTER write one for Kelly’s! (And Rodney dang well better make sure it gets published on-line.)

Sam-A

December 2nd, 2010
4:55 pm

Thanks, K&C – went back and watched both “…Suck…” and “Since U….”

Rickster

December 2nd, 2010
4:56 pm

My scouts said it was safe enough in here to pop back in briefly. :-)

Hope everyone has a great evening (and a good day to you, Sakura.)

Deirdre

December 2nd, 2010
4:58 pm

Looks like Maggie needs more surgery. Don’t know when yet.

JTesla

December 2nd, 2010
5:05 pm

Sorry Deirdre.

kelly&carriefan

December 2nd, 2010
5:05 pm

Rickster, I wouldn’t dream of not sharing. As far as posting, we’ll see if Rodney obliges a guest. Unless he wants to attend as well… If not, I’ll figure out a way to get it online. :)

Sam-a, You are welcome. Glad you got to revisit.

Mercedes S.

December 2nd, 2010
5:14 pm

Oh No, D. Best of luck -

Snuck out to the Mall for a couple hours. At Nordstroms, they we’re playing the Eartha Kitt’s “Santa Baby”. Yep, earlier poster, the Pickler version was WEAK in comparison.

Deirdre

December 2nd, 2010
7:42 pm

Maggie is going on a month long course of antibiotics before we do any more surgery. We’re hoping for a good outcome from the antibiotics.

Nana

December 2nd, 2010
8:45 pm

Best wishes for Maggie’s recovery D. I know what it’s like to have a sick pet. Maybe we should get Memory and Maggie together so they can comfort each other.

Mercedes S.

December 3rd, 2010
7:30 am

Good Morning, all!

Clicked on AJC’s “Bristol Palin strikes back at Keith Olbemann” and was amazed at the teen activist’s command of the English language… om Facebook, she uses such words as “old canard” and “insincere incredulity” … is this “normal” teen talk, Rosita??

Nana

December 3rd, 2010
7:43 am

Good Morning Everyone.

Brrrrr, baby it’s cold outside. I’m ready for the warm weather to return! Can’t function to well with the cold.

Mercedes, I would venture to say that Bristol’s terminology is beyond the concept of some teens and even some older people.

Deirdre

December 3rd, 2010
7:46 am

Morning!

Normal talk or not……Keith Olbermann is the left’s equivalent of Glenn Beck. They are both fear-mongering jackazzes!

Once the Idol season starts, I’m going to lose my mind just a little clicking to a new page every time we hit 50 comments.

Harriett

December 3rd, 2010
8:16 am

Morning!

I would suspect a ghost in Bristol’s machine. ;)

D, so sorry Maggie is having such trouble.

kelly&carriefan

December 3rd, 2010
8:38 am

Good morning, y’all!

Awww, D. I’m really sorry about Maggie’s setback. Continued prayers of healing.

Mercedes, any chance Bristol used the word “refudiate?” ;)

I agree on the 50 comments per page thing. Rodney , I try not to complain too much, but it’s kind of a pain. I suppose if they count for something, I’ll have to get over it. Also, how’s Mama’s Song doing today?

Deirdre

December 3rd, 2010
8:41 am

Rickster

December 3rd, 2010
8:50 am

Morning, everyone. (And good evening Sakura.)

The scouts said it was safe to emerge from the bunker this morning.

Sorry to hear about Maggie, your queeness. Hope the antibiotics work well.

Rickster

December 3rd, 2010
8:53 am

There are two differences between Glenn Beck & Keith Olbermann.

1. People actually watch Glenn Beck.
2. Beck is actually kinda funny.

Rickster

December 3rd, 2010
9:00 am

And I’ll have to defer to JT, since he’s the keeper of the list, but this has to be a sign of the (zombie?) apocalypse:

“New reality series spotlights actor and his daughters ”

The actor? David Hasselhoff!

Harriett

December 3rd, 2010
9:08 am

Rickster, sorry, but I agree with Dierdre in her assessment of both Beck and Olberman. Neither is funny nor entertaining, but both spread fear and hate.

Mercedes S.

December 3rd, 2010
9:23 am

Beck looks like his head is about to explode any second, which would explain his appeal.

Rickster

December 3rd, 2010
9:27 am

Then we’ll just have to agree to disagree ladies. (Wow!? No one got upset, or called anyone a hater or a racist? I love the regulars in this blog!) :-)

Harriett

December 3rd, 2010
9:35 am

Civility, Rickster. And, we love you, too! :)

Rickster

December 3rd, 2010
9:37 am

I have an emergency meeting of the “Council of Legendary Figures” in the the super secret, undisclosed, highly secure but oh-so-comfy bunker. :-)

Be back later folks!

Deirdre

December 3rd, 2010
9:38 am

Re Hasselhoff…I think the reality show money-grubbers are a little late on this one. The Hoff and his daughters made headlines over a year ago. What does that “TSA agent” say in the commercial? “I’m yawning…….I’m yawning some more”.

JTesla

December 3rd, 2010
9:39 am

Hater…. oh I’m a hater and that is of both Beck and Olberman. As for Bristol, if she has such a great command of the English language perhaps she would be a better pick than her mother for national office. Just sayin.

I heard the Hoff thing a few months back personally I think that he brings more to reality TV than say… Fantasia, or many other people who have reality shows these days. I guess the difference is he is a natural train wreck as opposed to one who wrecks the train on purpose to gain viewers.

Deirdre

December 3rd, 2010
9:40 am

“or called anyone a hater or a racist”

Well….I did call Olbermann and Beck “jackazzes”.

Rosita

December 3rd, 2010
9:43 am

I’ve had enough reality with the Hass already; cheeseburger, drunk on the floor, need we say more?
See what I mean about Earth Kitt’s Santa Baby, Mercedes? Just plain naughty . . . and nice.
Praying for Maggie. Rejoicing about Porter.

wreckedpizza

December 3rd, 2010
10:30 am

Best wishes for Maggie, Deirdre. Hope this long road eventually leads to a full recovery for her.

Is a “jackazz” anything like a “jackwagon”?

As for Grammy nominations: is anyone else shocked (shocked, I say!) that there were none for Jason Castro or Kristy Lee Cook?

Deirdre

December 3rd, 2010
10:35 am

Thanks for all the good Maggie wishes(aren’t y’all getting as tired of this as I am?)

And the Porter news is fantastic!

‘pizza…a Jackwagon is a dimwitted moron: A jackazz is a dimwitted, mean spirited moron. ;-)

Sam-A

December 3rd, 2010
10:41 am

Sorry for poor Maggie -this is a lot to endure! HOpe in the end all will work out well for her.

Rodney, thanks for the info on CNN’s specials on John Lennon. However, I will not be able to watch the one focusing on “he who must not be named”! We don’t mention that creature in my home. On the brighter side, Sir Paul will be the musical guest on SNL on the 11th – YEAH!

Rodney Ho

December 3rd, 2010
10:51 am

New blog entry! Lots of new promos out!

sakura

December 3rd, 2010
11:22 am

Good Morning Everyone!

I’m so happy for Carrie Underwood, she deserved that nomination.

I dont know if this is true or not, but rumors are circulating here in the Philippines that Archie and Charisse (the filipina from Glee) are an item now. (my niece told me this issue w/ tears on her eyes. LITERALLY!) Huh.

callae

December 3rd, 2010
2:13 pm

congratulations to all these talented singers. my personal taste runs first to adam lambert, who will always face obstacles in his career that someone like carrie has not. forgetting that he has placed himself in that most competitive pop artist category for awards and charting, he’s rather unique (to put it mildly!). luckily for him, his voice is so stellar and versatile — and his live sound and connection to his audience so intense — that he cannot simply be pushed aside.

Light

December 3rd, 2010
2:25 pm

Let God will be done thru this blog lightoftheearth.blogspot.com/

Kevin

December 3rd, 2010
7:53 pm

Finally, and Adam nomination! About time already, Adam has incredible talent!

Kevin

December 3rd, 2010
7:55 pm

Darn, typo. I meant to say ‘an Adam nomination’, not and. :(

Rosita

December 4th, 2010
3:57 pm

Mercedes: Those phrases you mentioned that were used by Bristol Palin do NOT sound like teentalk to me. More like vocabulary implants (eg, scripted by someone older and perhaps wiser)