NBC’s ‘The Voice’ will be touring starting in July, according to tweets from Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. Details are forthcoming. “Idols” live tour starts next week, too. Reportedly, the top eight will be on the road, so former “Idol” Frenchie Davis will get some stage time.
The Gwinnett Arena date for “Idols Live” July 26 is long sold out. Last year, the show had what I think were its lowest attendance numbers ever in Atlanta, barely filling two-thirds of the arena. Most years, the show has sold out (and yes, I’ve been to every single one except the second “Idols Live” date season five, the only year the show came twice.)
- “Platinum Hit” last night featured songs about love, arguably the most common theme in music. Jes, the former “Idol” contestant, found herself in the bottom two but her singing partner Melissa from Hawaii was clearly the least inspiring of the remaining eight songwriters. She contributed virtually nothing to the song and has not won a single challenge to date. She also fought back (needlessly) against Kara DioGuardi’s criticism and acted like she didn’t deserve to go home, when in fact, she did. She had no argument why she should stick around and showed no gratefulness. Scotty has won four challenges in a row. Nick continues to be a jerk. Sonjae won immunity. I’m enjoying the show although it’s not doing particularly well in the ratings. The last numbers I had from June 13 showed just 679,000 viewers, far fewer than even the “Fashion Show,” the show’s attempt at replacing “Project Runway.”