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Crystal Bowersox has a decent 2nd week in sales

crystal-bowersox-farmers-daughterCrystal 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.

42 comments Add your comment

JTesla

December 29th, 2010
2:02 pm

Good luck to Crystal and to you Rodney regarding the interview. Spoilers? Nah maybe after I watch the show.

I-Ninjakicksbackxfactor

December 29th, 2010
2:36 pm

Crystal is only 2,000 behind the hunk who won in total sales.

Rickster

December 29th, 2010
4:30 pm

Hope all goes well with the interview, Rodney. And don’t forget that Idol Alum Chris Sligh will be coming to town in January for a big Christian music fest. I’m sure he’d set aside some time for you.

Rickster

December 29th, 2010
4:36 pm

I’m just about outta here for the year. I hope everyone has a great and safe New Year’s celebration. My wife, daughter & I will be spending ours in the super secret, undisclosed, highly secure but oh-so-comfy bunker to avoid all the crazies that will be out and about.

I’ll see you all next year! :-)

JTesla

December 29th, 2010
4:50 pm

Crystal may end up beating that one guy in terms of sales, but now she isn’t just competing with 11 other clowns she is competing with everyone else in the music industry.

Deirdre

December 30th, 2010
9:02 am

Morning!

I think this is the first time we’ve awakened to above freezing temps in 3 weeks.

Mercedes S.

December 30th, 2010
10:16 am

Crystal Bowersox sure generates a lot of comments… Rodney, next time, toss in a line about Fantasia too.

Woodpappy

December 30th, 2010
10:21 am

Yawn……almost New Year’s Eve.

Sportsjoe1

December 30th, 2010
12:04 pm

Rodney and Crystal are two very talented individuals, I’m not too sure what the outcomes of sales may look like, but I’m sure both parties will generate equal opportunity and publicity. If it was a bet, I would put my money on Crystal. Turning it into a gamble does make it more exciting like playing Black Jack. a Black Jack Tournament held each day to declare a Daily Champion at http://www.gameon247.com your skills can win a free seat to upcoming poker event.

Woodpappy

December 30th, 2010
1:40 pm

No free advertising Joe

JTesla

December 30th, 2010
1:47 pm

Wow, that is almost impressive how he twisted that.

Deirdre

December 30th, 2010
3:23 pm

I guess, once Idol moves to Thursday, this place will be a little more active!!!

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

December 30th, 2010
6:02 pm

that’s going to take some getting used to, lol, thursday, i mean.

sad news for my youngest (and a lot of bar-hopping regulars in downtown athens) — the owner of the two bars where he works security (Roadhouse and El Centro) close as of tonight, the owner isn’t even going to stay open for NYE. This after a year and a half ago, the Georgia Theatre burned (he worked security there). i think he needs to find a new line of work!!!

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

December 30th, 2010
6:03 pm

JT i was thinking the same thing…slick twist of the fingers to bring a little advertising to the blog…. shame on Joe!

I-Ninjakicksbackwgwg

December 30th, 2010
8:22 pm

We need a thread on the new music director Ray Chew.

Rosita

December 30th, 2010
8:34 pm

Is he Ah’s brother, Ninj?

wreckedpizza

December 31st, 2010
1:26 am

JTesla comments: “Crystal may end up beating that one guy in terms of sales, but now she isn’t just competing with 11 other clowns she is competing with everyone else in the music industry.”

Thanks for that, JT. My thoughts exactly. It seems some posters (one in particular) are too worried about Crystal vs. Lee. They need to be worrying about Crystal trying to expand her fan base and get some radio interested in her music.

As I’ve said before I hope both succeed. Time will tell.

Deirdre

December 31st, 2010
7:45 am

Morning!

‘pizza…doesn’t that always happen? Fans of the second placer want to prove something by having him/her beat the winner in sales on the first album. So far, it hasn’t really made a difference. Clay beat Ruben in sales….neither one of them is a huge success but they’re both making a good living.
But the fans feel some kind of vindication.

wreckedpizza

December 31st, 2010
8:08 am

Morning and Last Day of 2010!

You are right, D. This does seem to always happen. The show is done and that contest is over. Now is the bigger contest against all the established singers. And we know that Crystal’s fans were somewhat worried she may have limited appeal (another item that time will reveal).

Guess I’d just like to see more rooting for all “Idol” alums (whether winner or runner-up) as opposed to comparing one to another. Or tearing one down to try to make a case for another.

Did I just use linny’s soapbox? ;-)

wreckedpizza

December 31st, 2010
8:10 am

Let’s try the first line again, shall we: Morning and HAPPY Last Day of 2010!

Yep, that’s better.

Deirdre

December 31st, 2010
8:25 am

linny’s soapbox is for everyone’s use…and a good thing, too!

I think comparisons are just human nature. The second placer fans didn’t get their win. They want a win to prove that they weren’t wrong and, sadly, to prove that the winner’s fans WERE wrong. Of course, neither group gets what it wants until the non-Idol watching community embraces an Idol.

Just think how the Daughtry fans must feel. 4th place and yet he’s way more successful than Taylor, Kat, or Elliot.

Highlander

December 31st, 2010
8:32 am

Morning, everyone, …well, those of you who are still here, anyway! :D

Yeah, there are always some lingering disagreements over who came in first or second, but I think the majority of us still agree that Off-key Lee is still the weakest winner in Idol history.

Here’s wishing for a much better block of talent this coming season!

Talk to you all next year! 8)

wreckedpizza

December 31st, 2010
9:25 am

Great point about Chris Daughtry. I happen to be a fan of his and don’t recall too many of his fans trying to tear down Taylor, Kat or Elliott. I think we’re kinda glad he didn’t win and that way got to do his own (highly successful) thing.

Mercedes S.

December 31st, 2010
9:54 am

Good Morning and Happy New Year – or at least a Good Year. 2010 not much fun.

Deirdre

December 31st, 2010
10:08 am

Daughtry fans did a lot of ripping on Kat the night she should have been eliminated and he was instead…as if it was her fault for the way the votes went.

However, I think a lot of time has passed since then and almost everyone from that season gets the well-wishes of all the fans…even Taylor who is a great guy and has a winning style despite his lack of success.

Deirdre

December 31st, 2010
10:09 am

Yes, Mercedes, almost everything took a downturn in 2010…the economy, housing, jobs, the talent on Idol….

Nana

December 31st, 2010
10:15 am

Good Morning.

Finally have the house back to normal and company free after two weeks of it. I loved every minute, but glad things are the way they should be. Maybe now, I can get back to posting!!!!!!

Hope everyone had a great Christmas and that Santa was good to you. Our’s was great.

Haven’t read the threads that I’ve missed, so can’t make any comments until I do that and I do plan on reading every comment. However, I have read this one and still I don’t have much to say. I will say that no matter who wins, places 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc, there will always be an unhappy person and alot of comparision. Some will even become recalcitrant and will try to bifurcate the winners and the placers. They need to consider what they want to say and demarcate their comments before posting. Alot of the top 12 (excluding the winners) have made a great name and living from just being in that top. So, your favorite person doesn’t win, get over it and wait to see what they become as a result of AI. Just look at Clay, Diana, Kat, Daughtry, Jennifer, to name a few. They didn’t win, but have done well for themselves. Having said that, just winning doesn’t make them an overnight, success. Case in point, Taylor, Fantasia, Kris, Jordan. While I think all the winners have a good career, some have definitely made a better career than others. Hope my comments weren’t nebulous and easy to understand for some.

Anyway, as we get ready to say goodbye to 2010, take a few moments and think back to all that has taken place in your life this year. Be thankful for all of it, because I’m sure the good has outweighed the bad. Hope everyone has a safe, prosperous and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I-Ninjakicksbackwgwg

December 31st, 2010
11:14 am

Crystal outselling Lee restores our faith in the American public.

Mo Schreibman

December 31st, 2010
11:41 am

Please everyone have a safe and happy new year holiday like you should at this time. Do not get intoxicated without good reason and enjoy the company of those you love as well as family members if they are still on speaking terms with you.

Deirdre

December 31st, 2010
12:00 pm

Nana…for someone who didn’t “have much to say”…you sure said a mouthful. ;-)

Mo , and a very happy New Year to you as well…could you please elaborate on the good reason I will need to get intoxicated.

Rosita

December 31st, 2010
3:25 pm

One of the 10 most overused phrases, according to NBC: “I’m just sayin.”
Happy new year and bye bye annis horribis; I’m just sayin! :-)

Rosita

December 31st, 2010
3:26 pm

Nana

December 31st, 2010
3:58 pm

I got carried away Deirdre,. Just an old lady rambling.

Deirdre

December 31st, 2010
4:01 pm

I do the same thing, Nana! :-)

Happy New Year, dear blogsters!

Harm

December 31st, 2010
8:21 pm

HAPPY 2011 !!!
I hope it is a much better year for everyone!
It should be a great year for me, I’m getting a second grandchild!

JTesla

December 31st, 2010
8:37 pm

Happy 2011 everyone!

For me the new year brings a dilemma: Kim Kardashian’s new hairstyle… cornrows.

Highlander

January 1st, 2011
6:48 am

Good morning and Happy New Year, all! (Since I very rarely drink alcohol – just an occasional Guinness – I’m not feeling any negative aftermath from last night.)

The AJC has a front page link about the Top 10 box office movies of 2010. I’d like to know what (our resident movie critic) Mercedes’ Top 10 would be.

And, although we often hear from those disgruntled few who declare they’ll never watch Idol again over this or that, somehow I don’t think JT is going to swear off Kim K. just because of a hairstyle choice! :wink:

Mercedes S.

January 1st, 2011
10:04 am

Happy to oblige, Highlander – and Happy New Year to you and yours!
My top ten favorite films, in order:

1. Winter’s Bone
2. The King’s Speech
3. 127 Hours
4. Mother and Child
5.The Social Network
6. Rabbit Hole
7. Never Let Me Go
8. True Grit
9. Tangled
11. The Town
(a close 11. The Fighter)

Nana

January 1st, 2011
10:51 am

‘HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!”

Congrats on the 2nd grandchild Harm!!!!!!

wreckedpizza

January 1st, 2011
11:08 am

Happy 2011, everyone. A new (hopefully better) year and a whole day of college football.
Yeehaw!

And “Go Ducks” on Jan. 10!

JTesla

January 1st, 2011
11:23 am

You are right Highlander, because I can still work with it.

Mercedes, thanks for the list, but I hate to say that I have not seen one of those movies and will probably only ever see one of them (True Grit). I am disappointed that The A-Team didn’t make your list, that was a quality film there.

Rodney Ho

January 1st, 2011
11:31 am

Sorry I didn’t post anything Thursday or Friday. Really not much going on. I just posted some video from the three “Idol” alums who performed last night on various New Year’s shows. Sure beats watching Kim Zolciak do “Tardy for the Party” on Bravo, eh? :)