Georgia’s own Lauren Alaina debuted last week at No. 5 with a respectable 69,000 in sales for “Wildflower.’ That is about a third of what Scott McCreery opened with the week before, no surprise there.
Season 9 runner-up Crystal Bowersox (who is showing up on an upcoming episode of ABC’s “Body of “Proof”) sold about 58,000 her first week out.
Scotty’s second week sales dropped a typical 55 percent to 88,000, where he’s No. 4. His two-week total: 285,000. In this environment, that’s pretty good.
Scotty, who sang the National Anthem last night for the World Series’ first game, is touring with Brad Paisley and the Band Perry next year. No Atlanta date in the first round of dates but I’m sure we’ll be included at some point.
In other Idol/X Factor news:
- L.A. Reid is holding a press conference at 2:30 p.m. EST. I’ll be listening in. I’m curious to hear what he’s like in these types of calls.
- Kelly Clarkson’s single “Mr. Know It All” has sold 328,000 copies to date. The single is struggling up the top 40 charts, stuck at No. 18, where it is gaining airplay but not very quickly. She did look great on “Dancing With the Stars” Tuesday:
- Check out former Snellvillian Diana DeGarmo on “The Young & the Restless,” where she plays a Jersey daughter of a mobster who wants to be a singer but can’t do it very well. So Diana is going to have to pretend to sing badly? That will be amusing! Her stint begins October 31. I’ll definitely DVR that! The EW has the first photos.
- In an Advocate cover story, Adam Lambert says his next album will be Nine Inch Nails meets George Michael. I’m intrigued!
- The Wall Street Journal reported that Fox guaranteed advertisers a 6 share for “X Factor” among 18-49 year olds. It’s getting only around a 4 share so the network is having to give advertisers free airtime to compensate. The show is averaging around 12 million viewers per episode, half of what “Idol” normally gets. While respectable, 12 million is not a huge hit even in this current environment.
By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk