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25
May
10

Top 12 American Idols

published in billboard.com (LINK)

1. KELLY CLARKSON  

Album Sales: 10,600,000
Track Sales: 15,900,000
Radio Plays: 4,260,000

“Idol’s” original queen is still its biggest star. Since winning the title in 2002, Kelly Clarkson has notched eight Billboard Hot 100 top 10s — including two No. 1s — from four albums. And eight years later, the pop singer is still inspiring “Idol” hopefuls: this year’s recently eliminated contestant Siobhan Magnus has said that she perfected her trademark “scream” by singing Clarkson songs in the shower. Clarkson hits the road again this summer, on the revived Lilith Fair tour.

2. CARRIE UNDERWOOD  

Album Sales: 11,500,000
Track Sales: 13,900,000
Radio Plays: 2,426,000

As the first country singer to win “American Idol,” Carrie Underwood leads the show’s graduates with U.S. album sales of 11.5 million, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Her third release, 2009’s “Play On,” showed off a more mature side to the 27-year-old and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Most recently, Underwood made history in April by becoming the first woman to be named ACM Entertainer of the Year twice. Keep playing on, Carrie!

3. CHRIS DAUGHTRY  

Album Sales: 5,700,000
Track Sales: 9,500,000
Radio Plays: 2,439,000

Chris Daughtry’s fourth-place “Idol” finish in 2006 really hurt his career, didn’t it? Not so much. With 5.7 million albums and 9.5 million digital downloads to his name, the gruff rocker ranks ahead of six former “Idol” winners on this list. His self-titled debut and last year’s “Leave This Town” both topped the Billboard 200 on arrival, and though drummer Joey Barnes recently left the band, Daughtry is still plugging away on tour and will return to perform on “Idol” on May 5.

4. JORDIN SPARKS  

Album Sales: 1,300,000
Track Sales: 9,000,000
Radio Plays: 1,146,000

Still the youngest “Idol” winner ever, Jordin Sparks was just 17 when she was voted America’s favorite back in 2007, beating out beatboxer Blake Lewis. Sparks’ has since racked up radio hits like “Battlefield” and “No Air,” her duet with Chris Brown. These days, Sparks is getting ready to take over more than one stage — she’ll embark on a “Battlefield” headlining tour this summer through August, then hit the Great White Way for a 12-week stint with the hit musical “In the Heights.”

5. DAVID COOK    

Album Sales: 1,300,000
Track Sales: 3,900,000
Radio Plays: 536,000

After years of rockers getting the short end of the “Idol” stick, David Cook broke the genre’s bad luck streak in 2008 by trumping another David (Archuleta) in the finale. Cook’s self-titled debut album followed and has since sold 1.3 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. As it did when he competed on “Idol,” charity drives Cook. Earlier this month, he raised $140,000 at the 13th Annual Race for Hope in memory of his brother Adam, who lost his courageous battle with brain cancer last year.

6. CLAY AIKEN  

Album Sales: 4,900,000
Track Sales: 532,000
Radio Plays: 195,000

Clay Aiken may have lost to Ruben Studdard in 2003, but he’s still the season 2 favorite in the minds of many longtime “Idol” fans — and he has the sales to prove it. Aiken’s “Tried and True” album is due June 1 on Decca and it’s his first studio set since 2008, a year in which the singer also made headlines for revealing he’s gay and starring on Broadway in “Spamalot.” Aiken will go straight from releasing his album to the “Timeless” tour, a joint summer trek with Studdard.

7. KELLIE PICKLER  

Album Sales: 1,300,000
Track Sales: 2,900,000
Radio Plays: 373,000

Taylor Swift’s BFF finished sixth on “Idol” but has done just fine for herself since, thanks to country hits like “Red High Heels” and “Best Days of Your Life.” Pickler opened for Swift’s massive headlining tour last summer and will open for another big act, Rascal Flatts, later this year. The gig will no doubt help keep Pickler’s star on the rise as she preps her third album for release in the fall.

8. DAVID ARCHULETA  

Album Sales: 968,000
Track Sales: 3,000,000
Radio Plays: 177,000

Currently writing for his sophomore album, David Archuleta is approaching platinum sales of his debut album, which has sold 968,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The 19-year-old also made a memorable solo turn on “Somos El Mundo,” the Spanish-Language version of “We Are the World 25”, and revisited his performance of John Lennon’s “Imagine” on the “Idol” stage in April. True to his nice-guy form, Archuleta recently blogged that year’s batch of “Idol” contestants “a group of cool people!”

9. FANTASIA  

Album Sales: 2,300,000
Track Sales: 957,000
Radio Plays: 624,000

If any “Idol” winner deserves to be known on first-name-only basis, it’s Fantasia, who’s having her busiest year since winning “Idol” in 2004. The 24-year-old R&B diva recently unveiled her new single, “Beautiful,” and will release her third album on July 13. After playing Celie in “The Color Purple” on Broadway, she’s also set to reprise her role in the musical’s film adaptation. Reality TV is back in Fantasia’s life, too, thanks to her hit VH1 show “Fantasia for Real.”

10. RUBEN STUDDARD  

Album Sales: 2,600,000
Track Sales: 337,000
Radio Plays: 434,000

Winning “Idol” in 2003 led to even greater joy for Studdard, who met his future wife at a Wal-Mart autograph signing. The “Velvet Teddy Bear’s” biggest hit, “Sorry 2004,” came that year, but Studdard’s popularity gets a boost every time he returns to perform on “Idol.” He’ll keep his core fans happy this summer on the “Timeless” tour, which he’s co-headlining with Clay Aiken.

11. KRIS ALLEN  

Album Sales: 310,000
Track Sales: 2,600,000
Radio Plays: 165,000

Last year’s “Idol” champion has sold 296,000 copies of his first album, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and covered radio formats from pop to Christian with the single “Live Like We’re Dying.” Though he’s often overshadowed by runner-up Adam Lambert, Allen has plenty of fans drawn to his laidback singer/songwriter vibe. Allen tours with Barenaked Ladies this summer.

12. ADAM LAMBERT  

Album Sales: 685,000
Track Sales: 2,200,000
Radio Plays: 91,000

No recent “Idol” contestant has stirred up a media frenzy like Adam Lambert, who drew comparisons to Elvis Presley during his run and returned to the show this season as a mentor during Elvis week. He did so well, in fact, that many have asked: will Glambert replace outgoing “Idol” judge Simon Cowell? “I would be honored, but at this point I’m just focusing on my career as a recording artist,” said Lambert, who two weeks ago posted his first Billboard Hot 100 top 10, “Whataya Want From Me.”

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21
May
09

The New American Idol (AI8)

Acoustic Rock VS Glam Rock

Acoustic Rock VS Glam Rock

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Ok, I just gotta tell you now, my comments will be a little biased. Even when the show hasn’t started yet, I’m already rooting for Kris Allen.. so I’ll be dishing out good points for him, but I’ll try to be fair too. 😉

ROUND 1

Mad World – Adam Lambert
– I think he picked the right song for this final battle. It was easier to digest (Less screaming, i think). The special effects were a little.. umm unfair?.. it’s like the AI staff pimped out his performance too much! What’s up with the smoke and the blue lighting, right?.. wala lang.. naiinggit lang ako para kay Kris. 😛 Oh btw, I like the part of the song where he playfully hit the word “nervous”.. it was a cute part. yun lang 😛

Ain’t No Sunshine – Kris Allen
– THE BOMB!! ok, a little OA.  I think he also picked the right song. One of my favorite songs that he performed. It’s full of dynamics, the low parts and the climax. I really like the way he control his voice. It was just right and very heartfelt. Round 1 really goes to KRIS!

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ROUND 2

Change is Gonna Come – Adam Lambert
– Now the shriek/scream is all over again. I know, i know, you love Adam, you appreciate his singing style and all that. But I’m sorry.. I just don’t dig it. Yes, it is very painful to MY ears.  I really don’t appreciate it at all. Someone said that Gavin DeGraw’s version of the song is much better. So I better check it out.  Weekmates (variation ng weekies hehe), are you ready for another Version battle?! haha.. wag nalang.. baka away lang ang mangyari 😛

What’s Going On – Kris Allen
– Yeah, a bit lame. But I think he did great. I really really love acoustic, so it really amazed me.  Kris is really an artist. Piano, guitar, pure vocals, he’s amazing! I still say that this round goes to KRIS!!

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ROUND 3

No Boundaries
Adam Lambert – it was pitchy.
Kris Allen – he was struggling.
But I also agree with randy, seriously.. mas bagay kay Kris yung song. babaan lang ng konti

fave part:  Carrie Underwood’s performance!!

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And the winner is….. jaaarrrraaaann!!

The New American Idol - Kris Allen

The New American Idol - Kris Allen

Talk about Happiness! LOL

13
May
09

Final Three

The Final Three - AI8

The Final Three - AI8

Danny Gokey:

1st Song – yeah it was an upbeat song.. but unfortunately a forgettable one.  Now I can’t remember it too.. hmm well I think his voice is just okay.  I’m just really not a fan.

2nd song – it started really soft and a little lame for me, but good thing is he belt it out in the end.  Vocally it’s really good.

Kris Allen:

1st song – Singing apologize.. his version is actually just okay.. the vocals is good.  It’s actually a hard song to sing, but he pulled it off, I think… but yeah, it would be better if he didn’t use the piano.

2nd song – Artistry!! Good thing he transformed a song into something that will magnify his talent. He is amazing!!

Adam Lambert:

1st song – definitely the best song choice of the night.. At this song, I think i can tolerate the scream.. it was more controlled.. and the end is good.  Definitely “in” for the finals.

2nd song – oh I soo agree with my friend Acer.. the back-up singer was a mess. I love the first performance than this one though.  Fine, he will be the american idol.

Hoping for a Adam – Kris Battle!!!!

02
May
09

American Idol 8 – Top 5

American Idol Top 5

American Idol Top 5

I enjoyed their performance this week. Rat pack theme.

I won’t post any comments right now.. I’ll just rank them based on how I like their performance.

1. Kris – I’m really hoping he’ll win this season. I still dont understand why he landed in bottom 3.. but at least not in bottom 2 🙂

Kris Allen

Kris Allen

2. Allison Iraheta – super great!! I also hope she’ll go far after this competition.

Allison Iraheta

Allison Iraheta

3. Danny Gokey – Probably his best performance. But I still don’t like him. hmp.

Danny Gokey

Danny Gokey

4. Adam Lambert – It was a good performance. The shrieking is not that irritating, but I still hope he tone it down.

Adam lambert

Adam lambert

5. Matt Girraud – Yeah, I think he deserve to go.. nuff said.

Matt Girraud

Matt Girraud

(pics courtesy of  Vicki’s Music Blog)

12
Mar
09

American Idol 08 – First week – top 13

Lil RoundsThe Way you make me feel
– I really enjoyed her performance.. Love her so much! I can hear and see a lil of Fantasia in her, but she still has that uniqueness.. Her voice is still different from Fantasia.

Scott MaCyntireKeep the faith
– His performance, for me, is very forgettable.. I don’t even remember right at this moment how he sang it.  It was so safe, not so polished, not the best vocal on this season.

Danny GokeyPYT
– I know his vocal is really different/unique. But I still don’t like it. Not my thing I guess. But if I’ll choose between  him and Adam Lambert, I’ll opt to Danny.

Michael SarverYou are not alone
– He can really sing.. hmm, but I still need to see him doing other genra of song. Maybe another week for him

Jasmine Murray I’ll be there
– The fact that this song is a Michael Jackson song, AND the fact that Mariah Carey sang it already, it is sooo big! But I think she did good, but not really well compared with the other contestants. 😦

Kris AllenRemember the time
– He definitely sounds and looks good with his guitar. Tulad ng sabi ni Acer, way better than Michael Castro but definitely not that good enough as Jason Mraz!! 😛 Naawa lang ako sa wife nya 😦

Allison IrahetaGive in to me
– Rock on!! Love the angst!! Definitely another week for her

Anoop Desai
Beat It
– Err.. why?! Do you want me to beat you with that?! Sana ibang song nalang kinanta nya.. sumabit pa sya sa kanta nya.. tsk tsk.. and what a dull ending 😦

Jorge Nunez
Never can say goodbye
– very cheesy.. really don’t like him from the start.. oh please!

Megan Joy Corkrey
Rockin Robin
– I really like her too.. very very unique voice! Like she owns all the songs that she sings.. pagbigyan na ang awful dance steps.. hopefully mawala na yun sa mga susunod na next week.

Adam LambertBlack or White
– I still hate the shouting part.. yeah he did stand out this week. But I still dont like him.. still over the top performance.. at sobrang OA ni Paula.. amfufu. Hindi lang sya ang comfortable sa stage no.. adik talaga si Paula haha

Matt GirraudHuman Nature
– I kinda like it, pero medyo hindi rin.. ok lang.. But he is definitely good, full of soul and blues..

Alexis Grace Dirty Diana
– It was a good performance, but not enough to blow me away.. I like to see her other side.. maybe a mellow/ballad song.

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MY TOP 3 for this week:
1. Lil Rounds
2. Maegan Corkrey
3. Allison Iraheta

MY MIDDLE LIST:
Kris Allen
Matt Girraud
Danny Gokey
Alexis Grace
Adam Lambert
Jasmine Murray
Michael Sarver

MY BOTTOM 3 for this week:
3. Anoop Desai
2. Scott MaCyntire
1. Jorge Nunez




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Live Like We're Dying - Kris Allen
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Are you afraid of the dark - Sidney Sheldon
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He hesitated. "Loneliness. I felt less lonely
there."
He glanced at Kelly and smiled. "I haven't been there since I met you."