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James Durbin signs record deal with Wind-Up Records

James Durbin has signed on with Wind-Up Records. CREDIT: AP

James Durbin has signed on with Wind-Up Records. CREDIT: AP

When I spoke with James Durbin in late July during his stop in Atlanta for the tour, he implied heavily he had things going on with a record deal but was still tied down by “Idol” until September.

The minute he was “freed,” he made it quick: he has signed with Wind-Up Records, home to fellow rockers Seether, Evanescence, O.A.R. and Creed. (Creed still has a record deal?)

Durbin’s debut album is set to come out in November.  He definitely sold himself well on the show. Although he had some Adam Lambert-ish mannerisms, Adam is a pop-theatrical guy. James? It has been metal-rock all the way. Who else would have introduced the “Idol” audience to Judas Priest?

He is managed by 19 Entertainment and Red Light Management.  His new manager? Josh Klemme, former manager of Buckcherry who also represents Steven Tyler.

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Deirdre

September 7th, 2011
9:33 am

Good for James! The guy deserves it!

For those of you looking for the blog on a menu, try accessatlanta.com.

JTesla

September 7th, 2011
9:40 am

I fear change.

Good for James. As with all the Idols, it’s time to put out some music that sells.

Deirdre

September 7th, 2011
10:05 am

I fear change

For good reason.

Deirdre

September 7th, 2011
10:09 am

So….we’ve had a young fox wandering around our neighborhood for a few days. He doesn’t seem to be afraid of people but he isn’t aggressive. Police and animal control have been out a number of times but haven’t been able to catch him. He has a bum leg but runs very fast. Has never come up to a person but never shies away from anyone either other than to escape capture. He’s beautiful but potentially dangerous. He does not appear to be ill but we’ve been told to call immediately if any signs of rabies appear.

Deirdre

September 7th, 2011
10:35 am

LOL! Come on Neg…James was very good, too! And Haley is signed as well so, despite your name, show a little positivity! ;-)

Neg Haleysox

September 7th, 2011
10:43 am

I was positive, D… didn’t you see the “heart warming” part of my comment? Anyway, sorry to those who do like him, but I’ve strongly disliked him since the beginning. He has some good pipes, but acts like a complete douche. On the show he was a douche, on twitter he’s a douche and when meeting with fans he’s a douche. Douche, douche, douche.

Harriett

September 7th, 2011
10:49 am

Glad for James. Now, Neg, I love Haley, too. There’s room for all. Be nice!

♥ kelly&carriefan ♥

September 7th, 2011
10:52 am

James is not my style, but good for him on getting a deal.

JT, I’m with you….especially after that cryptic “For good reason.”

D, asking me to be patient? But, but I want know! Just kidding. I’m sure Rodney will share in due time. I just hope it’s good news for him.

JTesla

September 7th, 2011
11:12 am

At first, I laughed at Neg’s comment, but then I thought “hey that’s not nice.” However, then I remembered that James is kind of a douche.

If it’s good for Rodney, it’s good for us. Unless he is moving to Fiji.

Neg Haleysox

September 7th, 2011
11:19 am

OK, fine: Yea James! OMG I love him! Woop-woop! I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it. I’m about to lose control and I think i like it!

Neg Haleysox

September 7th, 2011
11:19 am

Oh, and he’s still a total douche.

Rodney Ho

September 7th, 2011
11:32 am

I was told I can reveal: after nearly seven years, this blog is going to go on hiatus. My “Idol” stuff will ultimately move to the radio/TV blog. I know, it won’t be the same. I love this community and I’m so glad I was able to make your lives better and more entertaining. But as the cliche goes, all good things must come to an end. This was not my decision. It wasn’t even my suggestion. How the time frame of this move will be, I’m not 100% clear but will continue to post on this blog as long as I can get away with ti.

rosita

September 7th, 2011
11:40 am

Whoa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh, ROdney, say it ain’t so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JTesla

September 7th, 2011
11:41 am

Well it was inevitable. It’s tough times for the media, I’m glad Rodney is still able to plug away at it.

With thanks to the Six Million Dollar Man (28 Billion today):

“We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world’s greatest blog. Rodney’s radio/TV blog will be that blog. Better than it was before. Better…stronger…faster.”

♥ kelly&carriefan ♥

September 7th, 2011
11:51 am

Wow. I can’t believe the Idol blog is going away. :cry:

Rodney, thanks playing host and providing a really fun sandbox. I’ve definitely enjoyed the time spent debating the merits of each contestant, sharing news on our Idols and alumni. If the show feels like high school sometimes, I guess it’s fitting that in a way, it’s our time to graduate.

I know nothing about the news industry, but I would think that with the success of The Voice and the impending arrival of The X Factor, there would be a place for this blog, even if changed to cover these shows as well as Idol. That said, I’ll stick around here until they drag me away!

Deirdre

September 7th, 2011
11:53 am

So now y’all know. I was kinda stunned when Rodney told me.

And I think the time has finally come when we all need to meet. I’m open to suggestions. Places? Times? I was thinking maybe in January before the new season starts. Also open for discussion…how can we enjoy Rodney’s coverage of AI on the other blog without seriously annoying the people who inhabit that blog?

Deirdre

September 7th, 2011
11:59 am

Or…maybe it is time to say goodbye. I think many of us will see the demise of this blog as an opportunity to strike out in new directions.

Not me! But some, maybe.

JTesla

September 7th, 2011
12:01 pm

I also want to say thank you Rodney for plugging away at this blog and keeping it going for as long as you have.

Wait, people inhabit that blog? Well, they can get used to us, it’s not like we are going to turn a “look who is the new host of AM Atlanta” thread into an Idol love fest.

Is there an AM Atlanta? I just made that up.

Deirdre

September 7th, 2011
12:06 pm

I think there might be an AM Atlanta, JT but I don’t think anyone watches it. ;-)

Sam-A

September 7th, 2011
12:10 pm

Thanks RoHo! We won’t miss ya – just be over on the TV blog. I check in now and again, and actually see some of you guys over there commenting. Just have to go with the new space and there’ll be room for us all.

Neg, believe it or not, there are a few of us who feel pretty much the same way about Haley as you’ve expressed about James! I found her boring, condescending, big-mouthed to the judges, a little trashy – not at all interesting. Her jazzy style doesn’t sound good to this Rock lover at all.

JTesla

September 7th, 2011
12:11 pm

So we could turn it into an Idol love fest, or a discussion of boiled peanuts.

Mo Schreibman

September 7th, 2011
12:17 pm

So now what am I supposed to do with my time when the wife is at the the beauty salon or the foot doctor? Not that either was having much success but it was money well spent.

Sam-A

September 7th, 2011
12:18 pm

Had to have my say – luckily there is a “what you think” place at the bottom of AJC online page.

Suddenly today the American Idol blog doesn’t appear when you highlight “Entertainment”, Now our dear Blogmaster, Rodney Ho, tells us some idiot (my words, not his) has decided to do away with our beloved blog.

Obviously this clown doesn’t realize that there are many “regulars’ who post virtually every day of the year, not just in “Idol” season. We’re a very loyal bunch, who have made “virtual” friendships and are an “Idol Fan” family!

This is not acceptable. Hopefully the powers that be will realize their mistake and reinstate our beloved blog before it even leaves!

Rosita

September 7th, 2011
12:21 pm

So, Rodney, what was the problem? Not enough commentary by bloggers, for heaven’s sake???????

JTesla

September 7th, 2011
12:33 pm

When compared to say a political blog, Jay Bookman, where there are 500 to 1000 comments per thread, this little blog seems rather modest when it comes to numbers. Of course, that is an apples to oranges comparison, and by that I mean both are fruit. Now let’s say that we are the apples, the masterminds probably think that all the apples should be in one box or perhaps they think we are the bananas and belong in one bunch, or kumquats and we belong in whatever grouping kumquats belong in.

I can understand the why, it’s not that I like it, but I understand.

lar

September 7th, 2011
12:34 pm

Although I do not comment much I really enjoy reading this blog everyday and will miss RoHo updates as well as the regulars comments. I do often read Rodney’s TV blog but not everyday like this one.

Neg Haleysox

September 7th, 2011
12:39 pm

Deirdre

September 7th, 2011
12:44 pm

lar…keep commenting while you have the chance!

Actually, Rodney mentioned 2 factors to me. 1. He’s the only ajc journalist with more than one blog. The powers that be think his talent and time can be put to better use. The AI Buzz blog was started 7 years ago to get attention to the new blog offerings. It has served that purpose admirably.

2. The ajc wants to keep the focus local and not as specific as an American Idol blog is.

Neg Haleysox

September 7th, 2011
12:51 pm

Where u guys gonna hang out now? I’m only a semi-regular, but you true regulars should gt a new home to hang in that I can haunt.

Deirdre

September 7th, 2011
12:55 pm

Neg, Rodney will continue to report on AI on his Radio and TV blog. He has mentioned running live blogging during show nights and covering Idol occasionally during the off-season and somewhat regularly during the season.

One good thing about the other blog is that he can set up an Idol thread where we can stay while he continues to post other threads on other topics.

♥ kelly&carriefan ♥

September 7th, 2011
12:56 pm

JT, I’m with you. I understand that this blog might not get as many “eyeballs” as the other AJC blogs. That was part of the reason I was mentioned coverage of The Voice and X Factor. I feel like they might be missing an opportunity here when X Factor comes around. The optimist in me hopes that maybe this is what Rodney meant by “hiatus.”

D, that sounds like a lovely idea! I’m on board as well.

may

September 7th, 2011
1:00 pm

Don’t like James Durbin or his music – not into metal. There is nothing original about him and just because he sang one song with Judas Priest on Idol doesn’t make him the coming of all metal rockers. Durbin needs to learn to control his singing, especially the high notes, which all sound the same. There are no comparisons musically between Durbin and Lambert. Lambert has total control over his voice and can sing anything. Don’t forget that Adam sang songs by Steppenwolf, Aerosmith, Led Zepplin, Foghat, and sang with both KISS and Queen. On tour Adam sang Jimi Hendrix’s Purple Haze, Metallic’s Sandman, and Marc Bolan’s Twenty Century Boy. I would also say that Durbin is theatrical – any guy that uses pyrotechnics and does all the antics that Durbin does on stage is very theatrical. Don’t treat theatrical like a dirty word, its all about entertaining the audience and having fun with the music. Adam Lambert chooses to sing pop/rock because thats what he likes, just as Durbin choose metal. All music is good, different music for different types, you don’t need to pit them against each other.

♥ kelly&carriefan ♥

September 7th, 2011
1:00 pm

btw, I meant the AI Blogsters Meetup.

D, also, thanks for the scoop. While I appreciate the AJC’s idea of “keeping it local,” should they decide to add a Wiz-o-meter, I am out! And while I’m at it, how’s Maggie? I hope you both had an uneventful and relaxing few days!

Deirdre

September 7th, 2011
1:04 pm

Maggie is still recovering but doing very well. She’s using her bad leg more and more, still on pain meds but the swelling in her leg is down and she likes to tell us when Br’er Fox pays us a visit.

Neg Haleysox

September 7th, 2011
1:06 pm

That makes sense, D.

Deirdre

September 7th, 2011
1:07 pm

I hope we can talk about the meet and greet more. Just seems appropriate after all this time. And I would hope that anyone and everyone who has ever posted here more than a few times would consider joining us…even those who left in anger. We all contributed to the success of this place and it’s STILL successful, especially during the season. Rodney gets lots of new people posting during the season and I hope that continues.

JTesla

September 7th, 2011
1:12 pm

I don’t know. I’ve been to Rodney’s other blog before, but when I just went there I saw a picture of Nancy Grace! Rodney what are you trying to do? I understand you trying to get hits and putting up a picture of Chaz, but I don’t want to see a full body picture of Nancy Grace.

Meet and greet sounds great, but for obvious reasons I won’t be there. If I were a little closer I’d be down for it.

Harriett

September 7th, 2011
1:42 pm

Deirdre and all–just trying to get over my shock, but then the times they are a-changin’ still. I am totally in agreement with a meet-up and will be willing to do whatever I can to make it happen–within my capacity to do so. I will make trips, or whatever. I think it is a great idea! And, I really love the fact we can still post on the Radio/TV blog. Every time I have visited it there have not been that many folks in attendance, though, so surely they can deal with us.

KatJ

September 7th, 2011
2:07 pm

BUMMER about the blog! I had been following for a few years, before posting this season. Hate to see it move. GOOD JOB Rodney! I’ve always enjoyed it……………

Woodpappy

September 7th, 2011
2:13 pm

Man, I hate this…I feel like the family is saying goodbye……..:-(

Mercedes S.

September 7th, 2011
2:15 pm

I knew this was going to be a bad day.
First, hubby starts out for Lindbergh Marta station a little bit before 7 am. He’s on Pharr Road, slow in crossing Peachtree, which proves to be a good thing since an a–hol- car thief is going down the street at 80 mph. Hubby JUST missed being T-boned. In pursuit, driving equally fast, six cop cars.
The thief crashes into two other drivers before he flips the stolen vehicle and lands upside down, scrunched.

I left house at 7:10 for jury duty downtown, supposedly starting at 8. Took me 45 minutes to find a way to drive the three miles to the train station. We were in a police lockdown!

Was, again, not picked for jury duty.

Come home and read this.
Only possible sokution: : we must take over RoHos TVblog and turn it into the old Idol blog.

Mercedes S.

September 7th, 2011
2:16 pm

And by the way, Hailey is ths skankiest girl Idol EVER on

Rickster

September 7th, 2011
2:17 pm

Her Queeness: how can we enjoy Rodney’s coverage of AI on the other blog without seriously annoying the people who inhabit that blog?

And what’s wrong with seriously annoying the other people? :-)

Deirdre

September 7th, 2011
2:25 pm

Rickster, I don’t care about the people on the other blog but I DO care about Rodney’s job.

OK, I know y’all are a little depressed by the news and, since I’ve had a few days to”get over it” I think we’ll be just fine. Everybody but Mercedes that is because Rodney will not be able to write about Idol everyday so we’ll be stuck on the same thread and we all know how much Mercedes likes new threads. ;-)

We’ll manage….honest!

Deirdre

September 7th, 2011
2:26 pm

Br’er Fox is now taking a nap in our neighbors front yard. Tell me there’s not something seriously wrong with this animal!

Sam-A

September 7th, 2011
2:34 pm

The only thing wrong with the poor little fox is that humans have taken away his natural territory, and he’s desperately trying to find a way to survive. Unfortunately, he’ll probably end up hit by a car, torn apart by some ill-behaved dog running wild, or shot by some redneck, and thereby ends the life of yet another beautiful creature of God!

JTesla

September 7th, 2011
2:43 pm

Nah, only thing wrong with the fox is that you don’t have a bunch of hounds to chase him down and corner him ;)

Oh don’t worry, I’ll be taking that to the new blog too.

Deirdre

September 7th, 2011
2:43 pm

Sam…there are lots of foxes and deer in our neighborhood (we see them all the time) and lots of very wooded safe areas for them to be. This critter is wacko.

JTesla

September 7th, 2011
2:49 pm

I just don’t see this as the end.

1) Most of the threads on Rodney’s Radio/TV blog we would be into discussing. Most are TV or music related, with only a few that go into minor details about individual radio stations and personalities. Otherwise, he hits on dancing and talent shows that everyone here seems to have an opinion on even if they don’t watch (like me).

2) He gets traffic on the other blog, but I have yet to see any group that could be called regulars. He has them, but not in the sense that we have here. Which means we won’t be stepping on any toes, only adding to what is already there.

3) September through July = X-Factor, Idol, or Voice. We’ll be seeing several threads a week that pertain to our interest, that is if our interest is only limited to only singing competitions.

4) Rodney is still wearing the hat in the other blog.

Therefore, no problem.

Deirdre

September 7th, 2011
2:51 pm

JT! LOL! And if you didn’t bring that to the other blog I’d be seriously disappointed.

Also, if we have the meet and greet, there may be a way to get you here that wouldn’t be too costly. I have my methods.

Deirdre

September 7th, 2011
2:54 pm

Re # 3 on JT’s list. Those particular threads on Rodney’s other blog would be a very good way for us to gain some traction there…kinda get used to the place, bring in a few plants and knick-knacks that will make us feel more at home…that kind of thing.

Rickster

September 7th, 2011
3:01 pm

I think Rodney ought to go private sector and come up with his own Idol blog. :-)

Harriett

September 7th, 2011
3:08 pm

I just went over for a visit to the other blog and posted a comment. Seems like a lot of folks over there offer hateful comments about Nancy Grace. That’s the thread I posted on, anyway. And, I won’t mind having one thread to post on for a long time. We hardly ever stick to the subject all the time.

Sam-A

September 7th, 2011
3:10 pm

When have we ever, even during the season, stuck strictly to Idol on this blog??!! Get something we can click onto and away we’ll go.

JTesla

September 7th, 2011
3:27 pm

Oh I know Harriett, people are so nasty. Heck one person even said that she looked like a tube of toothpaste that was squeezed from the middle. The nerve of some people!

;)

Deirdre

September 7th, 2011
3:30 pm

JT! You didn’t???!

Rickster

September 7th, 2011
3:35 pm

With the blog news… I’m thinking of moving – full-time – into the super-secret, undisclosed, well-armed, highly secure but oh-so-comfy bunker and never coming out again!

I’ve visited the Radio & TV blog. It’s not a nice place. The people are mean over there.

I won’t go…. and they can’t make me!

Deirdre

September 7th, 2011
3:38 pm

Please, Rickster…you under-estimate the power of the blogsters. We’ll have that place whipped into shape in no time and it will be even more comfy than your celebrated bunker.

Harriett

September 7th, 2011
3:43 pm

Well, at least JT will make some new friends. ;)

JTesla

September 7th, 2011
3:55 pm

Wait, THIS place can be nasty, it’s no more nasty over there. But as a collective whole we raise the bar here and are able to laugh off the nasty. We will do that regardless of the blog. We’re the same, the nasty is the same, the hat is the same, it’s all good.

Rickster

September 7th, 2011
4:16 pm

Yeah… but they talk about stuff like “Real Housewives!” And there’s not just one of ‘em… there’s LOTS of ‘em to talk about!

Rickster

September 7th, 2011
4:22 pm

You think Fantasia’s a train wreck?

If I wanted to talk about self-absorbed, egotistical divas… I would be already!

♥ kelly&carriefan ♥

September 7th, 2011
4:23 pm

I feel like we’re just going off to a new school…but I’m gonna miss this place.

Rickster

September 7th, 2011
4:27 pm

Their idea of great music is “Tardy for the Party” for crying out loud!

That’s almost as lame as Paris Hilton’s movie title “The Hottie & the Nottie.”

Deirdre

September 7th, 2011
4:28 pm

Look…we just stick to our threads and we’ll be fine…we don’t have to go anywhere near the Housewives’ threads!

I’ll miss it too k&cf. Things will definitely be different.

JTesla

September 7th, 2011
4:28 pm

For the record: I’ll be boycotting any “Housewives” thread. Either that or I’ll just post something along the lines of “Rodney, how could you?” and leave it at that.

Mercedes S.

September 7th, 2011
4:33 pm

The new school will be cool. We play well with others, don’t we, so we’ll get along with the folks on the Other Blog too.

Read in the real news section that the maniac driver who almost made me a widow this morning died from his injuries.

Rickster

September 7th, 2011
4:33 pm

But no matter what…. I still get to keep the Court Jester out fit & marotte. :-)

Sam-A

September 7th, 2011
4:33 pm

Rickster: Sounds like you’ve got quite a lot of experience watching the ATL Housewives!!!!! You know more than I do – and I do NOT watch that trash!

Mercedes S.

September 7th, 2011
4:34 pm

I’m warming to the TV blog… maybe I can find someone there who watches PR!!

Rickster

September 7th, 2011
4:34 pm

Feel sorry for his family… but not for him in the least.

A little chlorine in the gene pool every so often is a good thing.

Sam-A

September 7th, 2011
4:35 pm

Mercedes: How did you get off P’tree Battle? It happened at the intersetion with P’tree. Guess my poor old Aunt was shaken out of bed by the noise – she’s very close to P’tree.

Sam-A

September 7th, 2011
4:36 pm

Rickster

September 7th, 2011
4:57 pm

Sam-A, The Radio & TV blog is usually the only place Rodney covers AGT. I go there occasionally. That’s how I know what a dark & dreary place it is (except when I’m there, of course.)

Rickster

September 7th, 2011
5:08 pm

Hope everyone has a good evening. I am outta here.

Mo Schreibman

September 7th, 2011
5:21 pm

Deirdre you say that the AJC wants Rodney to keep the focus local which means what precisely? I just had my Amiga serviced and for what? More blogs about that Tyler Perry?

Deirdre

September 7th, 2011
5:43 pm

LOL, Mo. You’ll be safe with us over on the other blog…I promise.

Sam, PR is Project runway.

Harriett

September 7th, 2011
6:52 pm

Well, I just got out of the class I teach in the evening and see everyone has gone. So, I will say see you tomorrow. Wonder when we won’t be able to get on here any longer? D? Rodney?

Deirdre

September 7th, 2011
8:20 pm

Harriett, Rodney’s boss said sometime around January but Rodney was very surprised to see the link off the front page so he’s not sure when it will go.

Mo Schreibman

September 7th, 2011
10:40 pm

First Jerry Lewis. Now the American Idol television program blog in the Atlanta Journal Constitution newspaper. I will not say anymore because I do not want to start a panic on such short notice so I am going to bed instead.

Nutmeg

September 7th, 2011
11:44 pm

Wait, they’re cancelling the blog RIGHT before Idol starts, but we’re okay to use it until then? What?

I’m just glad Rodney still has a job. Used to love the AJC, but these days… well, they’ve cut news staff to the frickin’ bone. Given their increasingly narrow focus–which isn’t inappropriate; better to narrow their scope than to keep pretending to be a national paper without the accompanying resources–it makes sense to me.

Unfortunately, I suspect the insularity of this blog contributed to its demise, but I could well be wrong. Still, a few rabid fans isn’t generally as good in the online advertising world as a bunch of casual eyeballs (unless the ads can be *really* targeted).

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Rodney Ho

September 8th, 2011
12:10 am

I figure this is a good time to be cheesy but although I’ve only met a few of you face to face, I really love you guys for supporting this blog and me over the years. It’s been my baby and I’ve nursed it best as I could. I probably should have written a book (instead of Richard Rushfield or Shirley Halperin) but I’ll always have this blog to look back on. I had no idea what i was doing back in 2005 (and will likely repeat my comments here in a general blog entry at some point when the Powers That Be tell me specifically to shut it down for good). I’m glad it turned into something useful for both the AJC and you guys. Sure, I never got paid Seacrest cash but hey, who else does? And even the Idol exiles and folks we’ve banned over the years (though not recently, thank goodness), it’s been quite a journey. Dierdre, our den mom, has kept everything in order in this often chaotic home. She is the glue that’s made this work as a community, however dysfunctional we may be!

Blee

September 8th, 2011
12:28 am

Sorry. I just don’t see James as a rocker. He is just a big goofball who runs around the stage and ends with an out of tune scream. He will be lucky if he sells as much as Lee Dewyze. He will never headline a tour of more than 500 at the most. Talking a good game does not make it happen. Can’t see him making millions of dollars but maybe a modest living with his act. Just can’t see anyone taking this guy seriously.

Deirdre

September 8th, 2011
7:20 am

Morning!

Aw thanks Rodney. I hope you’re feeling the same way after we raid your Other Blog(as it is now referred to). All we need for you to do, after the transition is made, is hit us with an Idol story(or AGT, X Factor, The Voice, or that Glee club competition) once or twice a week and we’ll just stay on that thread until we get a new thread to move to.

If you can give us about a week’s notice before this place shuts down, I think we all want the opportunity to get a little sappy about it. It is the end of an era, without a doubt, but I think you may be surprised just how determined the blogsters are.

Harriett

September 8th, 2011
7:51 am

Good morning!

I feel a little like someone who has a family member in the hospital–I needed to rush in this morning to see how they were. It is truly amazing how much like family the folks here seem to me. I know, I know, some will offer that I should get a life. But, that’s the way I feel–kind of like I have this big family of cousins or something. :)

Mercedes S.

September 8th, 2011
7:56 am

Good Morning!

Another lovely cool morning in Atlanta, in the 60s!!!

Thanks, D., for informing Sam-A about Project Runway. New episode tonight at 9. Same format as Idol; a bunch of folks compete, here at creating a fashion piece, controversial judges judge and with each epp someone is sent home.Difference from Idol: no audience participation. There are blogs like this one following the competition. It’s great fun, Sam-A!

Mercedes S.

September 8th, 2011
7:57 am

Cousin Harriett, I hope you will be able to make it to the family reunion D. is cooking up!

Harriett

September 8th, 2011
8:00 am

Cousin M, I certainly plan to be there! It sounds like lots of fun.

Deirdre

September 8th, 2011
8:45 am

Nutmeg: Wait, they’re cancelling the blog RIGHT before Idol starts, but we’re okay to use it until then? What?

My thoughts exactly, Nutmeg. Which just goes to show that the Powers That Be have no clue!

Mo Schreibman

September 8th, 2011
8:53 am

You are all more than family otherwise no one would be speaking on terms with one another.

Sam-A

September 8th, 2011
8:59 am

Anyone else kinda have a feeling this may be an omen that this could possibly be Idol’s last year? If the judging doesn’t improve, it should be!

RoHo, you’ve done a great job running this place, and keeping us informed about all the Idol goings-on. Hopefully that will transfer when we have to switch over to the next place.

Rickster

September 8th, 2011
9:02 am

“For me,” Radio/TV is just too broad of a category. I think they should have a TV talent blog that would cover Idol, X-Factor, The Voice & (maybe even) AGT.

Rickster

September 8th, 2011
9:05 am

And going back to the previous MDA thread…. I figured out why the telethon recorded a record donation total.

Simon Lythgoe is in charge now… and he’s been inflating totals for years!

Rickster

September 8th, 2011
9:07 am

And has anyone told Linny about the blog’s imminent demise?

Sam-A

September 8th, 2011
9:11 am

Or Nana – haven’t seen her around for awhile.

Rickster

September 8th, 2011
9:18 am

Pretty good prognostication about AGT last night. From the last thread:

Very disappointing night on AGT last night..

Lys Anges: Gone. (Worst song choice since the Russian Bar Trio.)
Anna Graceman: Probably gone.
WSDT: Too predictable now.
Miami All Stars: Save the cheerleader stuff for Toni Basil.

My favs (the ones I voted for): Silouhettes (yup) Landon Swank (nope), Landau Murphy Jr (yup) & Team iLuminate (yup)

But I wouldn’t be surprised if the motoboys get in.

So I went 3-for-4 on the finalists, and my four “gones” went. (And I still wouldn’t have been surprised if the motoboys had gotten in.) :-)

Harriett

September 8th, 2011
9:36 am

I expect Deirdre will tell linny. I have Nana’s phone number and will call her, but I have not heard a peep from her since July when she was poolside at a Pigeon’s Forge hotel. I did see on her Facebook page later where she had gone to a beach in FL with her dad and his new wife. That’s been it, though.

Rickster, I am impressed with your powers of prognostication. I love Landau and hope he wins. The moto boys about killed one of their team members by hitting him in the head and nicking him on the leg when they jumped over him on Tues.

Rickster

September 8th, 2011
10:07 am

And even better about my powers of prognostication, Harriett… I also successfully predicted that Katia would not be a major factor on your beach weekend! :-)

Harriett

September 8th, 2011
10:44 am

I know, Rickster! But, please keep an eye out anyway. My beach trip is going to last a week, and there is another one behind Katia. Give me your best guesses! I leave Saturday morning but will take my computer and stay in touch.