Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Eve Viewing Reminders

Just a reminder that Kris Allen and Allison Iraheta will be performing on “Billboard New Year’s Eve Live” tonight…

The special will air tonight (New Year’s Eve) beginning at 11 p.m. on FOX…

And of course you can catch Ryan Seacrest on “Dick Clarks’s New Year’s Rockin Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2010” beginning at 11:30 p.m. on ABC. Ryan will also be part of the primetime special at 10 p.m…

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wrapping up the Year on the Charts...

The Billboard year-end charts are usually covered with Idols, but the pickings are a little slim this year…

On the Hot 100 Artists chart, it’s Kelly Clarkson who ranks as the top Idol at #14. Carrie Underwood comes in next at #50, followed by Daughtry at #56, Jordin Sparks at #57, David Cook at #66 and Kellie Pickler at #96.

So which Idol had the highest ranking on the year-end Billboard 200 album chart? Kelly right? Wrong. It’s David Cook who comes in at #13 with “David Cook” (Yeah I was surprised too.). Kelly is next with “All I Ever Wanted” at #33. Daughtry’s “Leave This Town” comes in at #37. Archie’s “David Archuleta” is at #59. Carrie’s “Carnival Ride” is at #60 and her “Play On” is at #73 (“Play On” should rank much higher on the 2010 chart.).

The top Idol song of the year (from the Hot 100 chart) is—no surprise—Kelly’s “My Life Would Suck Without U” at #23. Jordin’s “Battlefield” is at #57, followed by Daughtry’s “No Surprise” at #63, Kelly’s “I Do Not Hook Up” at #91, and Kelly’s “Already Gone” at #95.

Photo Credit: Mike Ruiz/RCA

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Is Simon Leaving "Idol" After All?

The rumors of Simon Cowell leaving “Idol” after this season are getting louder as we head into what could be the wildest season of “Idol” yet…

It all started with a story in a London newspaper last week that Simon was meeting with FOX officials to talk about bringing “The X Factor,” his successful British show, to the US. Now Simon’s own brother is joining the fray with a report on his podcast that Simon will in fact leave “Idol” after this season to work on “Factor” (You can read about that here.).

You will recall that earlier this year, all signs pointed at Simon signing a huge new contract to return to the show…

Last week the “New York Post” declared this season to be the show’s last since it could not possibly carry on without Simon. And it even went so far as to say that Ryan Seacrest would probably consider moving to “Factor” with Simon.

If these reports are true after Simon’s new contract seemed like a done deal, I have to believe there’s a Paula factor here. Maybe Simon decided he couldn’t do three more years of the show without her…

Or maybe it’s her replacements he can’t do the show with…

What do you guys think? Do you think it’s a risk for Simon to leave a hit to do a new show? And could “Idol” live on without him?

Monday, December 21, 2009

Carrie Will Be "Home for the Holidays"

Carrie Underwood will join several other artists in spotlighting adoption on the “11th Annual Home for the Holidays with Faith Hill.”

The annual Christmas special combines touching stories about foster care adoption with musical performances.

Along with Carrie and Faith Hill, Mary J. Blige, Shakira, Michael Franti and Reba McEntire will perform…

“11th Annual Home for the Holidays with Faith Hill” airs Wednesday, December 23rd at 8 p.m. on CBS…

Photo Credit: Gene McCandless/CBS

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Carrie Returning to Charleston

Carrie Underwood is set to “Play On” in Charleston this Spring…

Carrie will bring her newest tour to the Charleston Civic Center April 28, 2010. She will also hit Cincinnati, Columbus and Pikeville, KY.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, December 18th at 10 a.m.

Carrie’s special guests will be Craig Morgan, and no big surprise, Sons of Sylvia…

Photo Credit: Matthew Rolston/Arista Nashville

Friday, December 11, 2009

Take It! Take a Belt!

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Lace... is Everything!

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