Crystal Bowersox, in the week covering the days leading up to Christmas, drew another 37,710 in sales on top of the 58,000 plus week one. That’s 95,566 so far after two weeks, not bad considering she is getting no real radio airplay for “Farmer’s Daughter.”
Mediabase reports five stations playing her song (four Hot AC, one Triple A) for a total of 46 spins the past week.
Crystal’s song could fit on country radio though country is already playing a song called “Farmer’s Daughter. ” Problem: it’s by Rodney Atkins.
- Joe’s Place has now leaked half the top 40 and Joe’s Place is usually pretty accurate. I’m personally not into such spoilers so early on but feel free to partake if you like. I glanced through and there doesn’t appear to be anybody from Georgia who has been listed there. (Three Georgia people are listed among those who made it at least to Hollywood.) Ultimately, I may do some preliminary research on anybody with local ties, of course. Joe’s Place is also unsure how the top 40 will be culled down to 12 beyond the fact each person will sing by themselves with, at most, one accompanying instrument of their choice. Will we have a say in getting it down to 12? Will all 40 shoot videos? We do not know. One key change: they are allowing folks at this point to sing an original song if they choose.
- I’m hoping to get an interview with Paula Abdul next week to promote “Live to Dance” though there’s no guarantees she’ll set aside the time. I’ve only seen a short two-minute promo clip. Abdul sits in the center of the judges’ table, just like the old days! I bet this will be more warm and fuzzy than other shows and appears to include all sorts of dance groups and soloists. The show debuts January 4, then moves to Wednesdays for six weeks. Given its short duration, this is clearly an experiment on CBS’s part to latch onto dance, which has helped “So You Think You Can Dance,” “Dancing With the Stars” and (to a degree) “America’s Got Talent” on other networks.