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How much will it cost you to have Clay Aiken or Adam Lambert show up at your event? And Randy Jackson’s ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’ axed

If you want Clay Aiken to sing "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" to you personally, it only costs $100,000 to $150,000. CREDIT: AP

If you want Clay Aiken to sing "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" to you personally, it only costs $100,000 to $150,000. CREDIT: AP

Celebritytalent.net for Celebrity Talent International provides an extensive list of celebrities and how much it would cost to have them show up for an appearance.

I presume these are starting point rates for a Fortune 500 company or a rich person’s wedding, not for a charity event:

Adam Lambert: $100K to $150K (Chris Isaak and Creed are in the same range)
Clay Aiken: $100K to $150K (George Lopez, Hall and Oates and Gladys Knight are in the same range)
Carly Smithson: $10K to $20K (Emerson Drive, Joan Baez and Gallagher are in the same range)
Danny Gokey: $10K to $20K (Eric Benet and George Wallace are in the same range)
David Archuleta: $80K to $100K (Dennis Miller, Kenny Rogers and Jewel are in the same range)
David Cook: $80K to $100K (Gretchen Wilson< Kenny Loggins and Jeff Dunham are in the same range)
Kellie Pickler: $60K to $80K (Al Green is in the same range)
Kristi Lee Cook: $10K to $20K (Patti Smith is in the same range)
No fee listed: Justin Guarini.

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Randy Jackson’s “America’s Best Dance Crew” was axed by MTV after seven seasons.  This is why host Mario Lopez moved to “The X Factor.” I enjoyed the show when I watched it.

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Kelly Clarkson, Nicki Minaj and Carrie Underwood are set to perform on Sunday’s “American Music Awards” on ABC.

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Randy Jackson and Ryan Seacrest join Aerosmith on stage to sing “Come Together” in Oklahoma City, Ok.

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75 comments Add your comment

Mercedes S.

November 12th, 2012
1:52 pm

Joan Baez in teh same range as Carly Smithson… somehow, this hurts to know.

Pitchy

November 12th, 2012
1:54 pm

I wouldn’t be paying either, but if I had my druthers, it would be Clay.

Dum-Bass

November 12th, 2012
2:03 pm

Out of all these, I would take Kellie Pickler. At least it would be interesting and entertaining. Also, she is even still pretty with her “shaven” head. I would give her $75K then tip her another $10K, depending on how long she stayed.

Pitchy

November 12th, 2012
2:44 pm

RHo – it’s a crying shame people can’t blog with rude and crude comments. There’s always away to disagree without slapping someone across the face!!!!

Pitchy

November 12th, 2012
2:51 pm

can’t blog withOUT rude and crude comments…

bulldogbubba

November 12th, 2012
3:02 pm

The Dawgs still got it!

Seth T

November 12th, 2012
3:12 pm

Amazing what even a little fame can do for your price tag. Kristi Lee Cook finshed 7th I think, and can get maybe $15,000 to sing at a wedding? – — if she could get a few of those per year, she would make a lot more than she did on her album. Saw her on her hunting show some time back, she’s still a fox.

MJ’s Blog has covered a rant from Nicki Minaj about her run-in with Mariah.

JTesla

November 12th, 2012
4:20 pm

“No fee listed: Justin Guarini”

Justin, come to my house and hang out! I’ll give you a beer and I have some old Halloween candy that we can munch on.

In all seriousness, Justin better be above the KLC range, and hopefully above the Archie range.

Karen

November 12th, 2012
6:20 pm

Who’s Clay Aiken?

Karen

November 12th, 2012
6:21 pm

Enter your comments here

Maggie

November 12th, 2012
6:29 pm

I read that Adam Lambert has to pay the bill for back-up band, roadies, equipment, transportation, costumes, lasers, etc., out of his performance fee. considering that, and that he plays all over the world, and that he is probably the best male singer alive right now, I should say that fee is pretty inexpensive. At least when you hire an *idol* you can be assured that they will actually sing, and not just mime to pre-recorded tracks. I’d rather pay for someone like that, than the vocoded *performers* who can’t be bothered to actually learn to sing.

Smarty

November 12th, 2012
6:34 pm

I read that Adam Lambert has to pay the bill for back-up band, roadies, equipment, transportation, costumes, lasers, etc., out of his performance fee

Like everyone else. Adam is no special snowflake.

Smarty

November 12th, 2012
6:36 pm

“and that he is probably the best male singer alive right now,”

Whoa whoa stop right there. That nasally screeching he does is like nails on a chalkboard.

bonni moschetti

November 12th, 2012
6:43 pm

IMAO Adam Lambert is worth that and more!! He is mega-talented, charasmatic as hell and the sexiest LIVE male performer i’ve ever seen!!

Smarty

November 12th, 2012
6:54 pm

Oh, I get it. Glamberts unite y’all!

Smarty

November 12th, 2012
7:07 pm

“and the sexiest LIVE male performer i’ve ever seen!!”

DEAD male performers aren’t much of a challenge LOL.

JTesla

November 12th, 2012
7:28 pm

Holly

November 12th, 2012
7:33 pm

“That nasally screeching he does is like nails on a chalkboard.”

I guess hearing is subjective b/c Adam’s voice is amazing to me, so powerful going for the big notes and tender when he pulls back. Objectively, he definitely has (one of) the biggest vocal ranges of a male singer in decades. Clay’s voice is also quite beautiful and I love Carly’s spunk. Kelly reigns supreme above all though.

Katie

November 12th, 2012
7:34 pm

“roflcopter”

You sound old.

JTesla

November 12th, 2012
8:05 pm

“Sound”??? If you are hearing it then you are perhaps the one that is old.

I know back in your day they wrote rolfcopter, had to walk 10 miles to school in the snow uphill both ways, and people knew who Macaulay Culkin was.

I went old school just for you.

G

November 12th, 2012
9:04 pm

I really hate that ABDC has ended. The voting process was cool, and the show was young and hip. However, soccer moms voting for the kids on the show killed it.

G

November 12th, 2012
9:21 pm

Trevin Hunte on The Voice is a beast! He just performed “When a Man Loves a Woman”. He brought the house down. Even Idol fans would’ve enjoyed this one.

Smarty

November 12th, 2012
9:48 pm

Trevin Hunt. Who dat? Don’t care.

notme

November 12th, 2012
9:59 pm

it wouldn’t cost me anything. I would never hire any of them. LOL… :)

Dum-Bass

November 12th, 2012
10:44 pm

Trevin Hunt? Are you serious? Worse performance of that song ever. I was thinking as he finished he would come in last out of all the performers on there tonight. It apparently came across a lot better in the auditorium than on TV. The Voice does have some good people this year as opposed to X Factor. The XF seems to be using American Idol rejects. Also huge difference in the production and quality of those two shows. XF sounds just like something that would emanate from the UK. Oh that’s right, SC is British isn’t he?

Seth T

November 12th, 2012
11:56 pm

IMO “The Voice” was mostly a scream-fest tonight. Seems to get the audience reved-up, and get the Judges to proclaim that they are all “big fans” of every artist.

Songs by Dez Duron, Cody Belew, Melanie Martinez and Nicholas David – were at least palatable to listen to. The rest were either bad, lame songchoices or way too big for their natural range. For most of the girls, It seemed like one was just trying to outscream the other. Even the dog ran to the basement to hide-out.

Some of the girls are at least hot lookers, but I wouldn’t pay much to have them sing at a wedding.

glamity58

November 13th, 2012
12:22 am

There is no once who has mesmorized me like Adam Lambert. I still can’t believe some people (who obviously never listen to him) still accuse him of screaming. He has the most range and control I’ve ever seen. Watch him sing with Queen….he is unbelievable (in Brian May’s words). Once again, however, the usual suspects will be singing at the AMAs. The lucky ones who get the airplay and best songs handed to them. I won’t be watching…. We need new blood. Adam wrote music before IDOL and now on his new album plus executive produced.

glamity58

November 13th, 2012
12:23 am

Some day people will wake up and notice how talented Adam is……I used to be a big Clay fan until Clay dissed Adam right after the IDOL finale. Time heals and he is a good singer, but no one can perform like Lambert. He is the best live singer I’ve seen.

TheCrystalShip (@DAnneCazette)

November 13th, 2012
4:03 am

People who have partially lost their hearing – without either being aware of it or refusing to admit it- will find it ‘painful’ when someone sings in the higher ranges – that’s a fact. So, watch this video Adam Lambert – Vocal Showcase Note by Note http://youtu.be/3dQes6PWFXs , have your hear tested and then you’ll understand that Adam has NEVER being screaming. Adam is a singer with an exceptional vocal range, a song writer whose lyrics are meaningful, and insightful. His latest album Trespassing is simply a master piece. Anyone who is in touch with their emotions will relate.

Highlander

November 13th, 2012
7:22 am

Yes, Adam Lambert is the best looking guy with the best singing voice and greatest vocal range ever, ever, ever! Yeah, yeah yeah! Blah, blah, blah!

I see the Glamberts have returned. Thanks, Rodney! :lol:

Highlander

November 13th, 2012
7:32 am

G, I agree with you on Trevin Hunte. With a little work and the right management, he could be the next Luther Vandross. …And we need one!

And Seth T, I agree with you regarding the girls trying to out-scream one another. Have you ever noticed that some singers, when trying to hit a high note (maybe a half step or so above their natural range), will scream or shout it in an attempt to cover up the fact that they can’t really hit it?

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Hecantsing

November 13th, 2012
8:28 am

LOL, that much for an Adam Lambert screechfest, they’ve got to be kidding! I wouldn’t want him at my party for free.

LaraS

November 13th, 2012
9:23 am

You need to correct some of your information. I’ve just searched Celebritytalent.net: Adam Lambert – $150K to $250K, Clay Aiken – $75K to $100k.

Deirdre

November 13th, 2012
9:26 am

Morning!

Rodney hasn’t done a fan frenzy thread in almost a year. Wish I was home…I could have thrown some logs on the fire.

Pitchy

November 13th, 2012
9:56 am

Mercedes S.

November 13th, 2012
10:00 am

And good morning!

Rodney Ho

November 13th, 2012
10:09 am

@Laras I wrote that piece a week ago and just banked it. They must have changed the estimates since I last looked at the site.

Sam-A

November 13th, 2012
10:17 am

I like Adam and think he has a very good voice, but on almost every song he performed on Idol, there were points when he just screamed. I hate that – if you can really sing, you can hit high notes without all the screaming. The few he didn’t, like “Mad World”, were marvelous performances. He should have won over Lee the nobody.

JTesla

November 13th, 2012
10:20 am

I was wondering why the comparisons always end up being Clay vs. Adam. Then it dawned on me, much like Martin Luther’s epiphany, it’s because they are both number 2’s.

Deirdre

November 13th, 2012
10:38 am

Adam won a lot of fans and I’m sure that is good enough for him. I liked him a lot. I liked Kris Allen, too so, no matter what, I was going to be okay with the outcome that season.

Sam-A

November 13th, 2012
10:55 am

Oops it was Chris Adam should have won over. Crystal shoulda beat the hell outta Lee the nobody.

Rickster

November 13th, 2012
1:34 pm

Mercedes: “Joan Baez in the same range as Carly Smithson… somehow, this hurts to know”

What will hurt even worse is if someone would ask “Who is Joan Baez?”
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And I guess we know how David Archuletta was able to finance his mission!

Sam-A

November 13th, 2012
2:09 pm

Not sure how David A can be making all these well-paid appearances – thought he was on a 3 year “mission” – can they do concerts during that time?

Rickster

November 13th, 2012
2:12 pm

It’s two years, Sam-A… and no… he’s not allowed to do concerts. :-)

He’s probably got 18 months to go.

Woodpappy

November 13th, 2012
3:55 pm

In 18 months he may be long forgotten, with all the new talent coming our way.

Emilye

November 13th, 2012
4:13 pm

have you ever seen Clay Aiken being more then being very friendly with a guy? then he’s not I repeat
not gay……

Sam-A

November 13th, 2012
4:32 pm

Huh? I’ve seen Clay admit being gay on tv, so I’m pretty sure he is – don’t think he’d lie about it that particular way!

JTesla

November 13th, 2012
4:49 pm

Clay says that he is gay, that is good enough for me. I’m sure he didn’t realize that, for some people, he would need to pass some public gayness test.

Sam-A

November 13th, 2012
4:55 pm

Besides, what does it matter anyway. He has a beautiful voice, has made a pretty good career for himself, seems to be pretty smart and nice, since most of those “celebrities on that Trump show said he should have won the apprentice thing, and he does lots of charity work for various disabled kids causes. And, you’ve no change of marrying him anyway.