Idol Headlines for 11/02/08

Apparently David Cook is more popular than John Mccainà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦so says google trends

Tonight John Mccain & David Cook were both on Saturday Night Live. (David Cook is a Singer from American Idol – in case ya didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t know – I didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t lol)à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦

Lookinà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ for a topic to blog about, I head on over to Google Trends, and what did I find? à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“David Cookà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  #1, à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Mccain SNLà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  #2. Which says to me that people care more about American Idol
, than they do about who will be the next President. Of course there were two google trends listings for Mccain, the other being à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Mccain Saturday Night Liveà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  at #12. Can you add the two together and make Mccain come out ahead?

There’s a Blog in My Soup

SONG OF DAVIDS

David Archuleta, the runner-up of this year’s “American Idol,” is in Cincinnati, where he’s having anything but a superstar moment. The squeaky-clean, occasionally bashful and unconditionally adorable singer is appearing on a radio show with students from an all-girls school who collected 64 jugs filled with pennies to benefit a cancer charity.

If that seems like an odd way to spend a morning, it gives you just a taste of Archuleta’s bizarre life these days. But then again, he’s not the only “American Idol” vet named David for whom life has become an affair worthy of a “Twilight Zone” episode

NY Post

More Idol Headlines after the JUMP…

‘Flyover rock’ rocks the heartland

Brian Howes gets a little hot under the black-leather collar when asked who listens to his kind of rock music. Speaking on a BMI-sponsored songwriter’s panel before last year’s Grammy Awards, the Vancouver-based producer, who has co-written hits for Hinder, Chris Daughtry, David Cook and Puddle of Mudd, sent an emotional shout-out to the common fan. * “I call it the hosers in Canada, the rednecks,” he said. “The flyover zones. The people in Middle America seem to still buy records . . . You can sit on the back of your flatbed Ford, have a six-pack, crank some AC/DC and throw on some Daughtry or Hinder.”

LA Times

David Cook plays à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Light Onà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  on à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“SNLà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 

à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“American Idolà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  winner David Cook just performed his new single à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Light Onà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  on à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Saturday Night Life.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  The singer/songwriter/guitarist, who lived in Tulsa before competing on à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Idol,à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  is the musical guest on à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“SNLà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  this week.

Cook was in terrific voice and he seemed much more comfortable singing the grungy power ballad than crooning the sugar-coated 2008 à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Idolà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  theme à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Time of My Life.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  It sounds like he has a strong band backing him, too.

Plus, it doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t hurt that the man is really easy on the eyes.

NewsOK.com

LATEST MICHAEL JOHNS AMERICAN IDOL FINALIST PHOTOS IN VEGAS BABY!

Michael Johns of American Idol fame at Black Carpet premiere of, “Criss Angel Believe” held at Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

MrPopLife

Stacey to perform at Volley for the Cure kickoff

“”American Idol”” season six alumni and country music recording artist Phil Stacey will be performing at his alma mater, Lee University, immediately following the 8 p.m. Lee University Basketball Team Homecoming Game vs. Tennessee Temple Thursday in Walker Arena. Bartlee Norton, country music performer and Lee University alumni, will be the supporting act. Gravel Road productions will be producing the event.

The concert will serve as a kickoff for the 2nd Annual Volley for the Cure, which will culminate in a Volley for the Cure game between the Lee University Lady Flames Volleyball team and the SWU Lady Warriors Friday at 7 p.m.

Cleveland Banner

Family, friends mourn Hudsons at memorial service

CHICAGO – Friends and family will fill Jennifer Hudson’s childhood church Sunday to mourn the Oscar-winning actress’ mother, brother, and nephew.

Jennifer Hudson and her sister Julia Hudson aren’t expected to attend the memorial service. The services will begin at 3 p.m. and open to the public at 4 p.m.

Funeral services for Darnell Hudson, Jason Hudson, and Julian Hudson are to be held Monday. The three were found fatally shot late last month.

No one has been charged in the killings. Police confirmed Friday they found the gun used in the three killings in a vacant lot on the city’s West Side.

Chicago Tribune

Lionel Richie to sing on “Dancing With the Stars” results show, which will air Wednesday

“Dancing With the Stars” serves up its regular dance episode at 8 p.m. Monday, but the ejection won’t come until Wednesday.

The presidential election will preempt regular programming on most broadcast networks Tuesday night. The CW is an exception: New episodes of “90210″ and “Privileged” will air.

The “Dancing” results show will air at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Lionel Richie will sing “Dancing on the Ceiling” and “Good Morning.”

The eighth couple will be ejected. Daytime legend Susan Lucci seems most vulnerable.

Dance Center also returns on Wednesday’s show. Kenny Mayne and Jerry Rice from season two will take part along with head judge Len Goodman.

Orlando Sentinal

  • frogcooke

    Loved the Song of Davids article. Lots of good stuff in there.

  • ozarka

    I loved that article “SONG OF DAVIDS” in the New York Post. Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s nice to read something that sheds a positive light on both sides of the fence for a change.

  • JudyOhio

    I enjoyed the Song of Davids article also, especially reading, “The truth is, these Davids are totally BFF.” I was like … awwwwwwww. lol. Love these two guys!

  • khomphuong

    Nice article “Song of Davids” ….They both will be success.

  • JudyOhio

    What’s with the long hair on Michael Johns? Is that really his hair or is it hair attached to the baseball cap? He looks like Mike Meyers in that first picture.

  • jan

    Michael Johns is at a costume party and he is dressed as Mike Meyers in Wayne’s World.

  • JudyOhio

    Oh wow, I didn’t know he was at a costume party! (I should have read further, eh?) LOL, I feel like an idiot!

    :doh_tb:

  • PCdoctor

    NIce article from the NY Post.

  • s3rious

    Apparently David Cook is more popular than John Mccainà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦so says google trends

    Awesome ! I can’t wait for David Cook’s Album !

  • wordnerdarchie

    I’m beginning to dislike Amazon. At this time they’re having trouble again with some of their pre-orders. Some of the artists are not showing up as being available for pre-order on the main page. It says “Sign up to be notified when this item becomes available.” Some of the artists affected are: Il Divo, Andrea Bocelli, David Cook, Enya, and Sara Brightman. However, if you click on their album, the next page doesn’t say anything about signing up to be notified. It’s all very strange. This problem was noted shortly after David C’s performance on SNL. I hope this doesn’t cause a lack in sales for some of them.

    Don’t worry David A. fans, his pre-order still seems to be working, fortunately.

  • frogcooke

    aww is amazon shmucking up again? I know for the longest time archie’s wasnt working… lol Hope they fix amazon

  • t2

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Dance Center with Kenny Mayne and Jerry Rice. WooHoo!

  • CathyMK

    Lionel Richie to sing on à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Dancing With the Starsà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  results show, which will air Wednesda

    Do you suppose he’ll sing David Cook’s version of “Hello”? :lol_tb:

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/iamthepurplewalrus purplesmile

    I read that Jason and Archie went to the Mraz concert at the Greek Theatre last night. Nice that they, especially Archie, finally got to go. :)

  • psyche

    Whatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s with the long hair on Michael Johns? Is that really his hair or is it hair attached to the baseball cap? He looks like Mike Meyers in that first picture.

    LOL. He dressed up as Mike Myers for the “Criss Angel” premiere. MJ made a post about it, it’s right under the entry about Cook’s SNL performance.

  • ozarka

    I read that Jason and Archie went to the Mraz concert at the Greek Theatre last night. Nice that they, especially Archie, finally got to go. :)

    I’m so glad that Archie finally got to see Mraz in concert. He’s been talking about wanting to do that in several of his interviews. He even had tickets for one in Utah but had to miss it because of his busy radio tour schedule. Nice that he got to go with his good buddy Jason Castro. I’ll bet he talks about it in his next blog.

  • IGetCranked

    I loved the Song of Davids story. How refreshing to see an article
    that talks about their albums, talent, and friendship w/o pitting
    them against each other. It gave a lot of information also. It was
    interesting to note Jive had already signed David A the night of the
    finale.. we suspected as much but cool to have it confirmed. It seems
    that David really impressed JC… vervy cool read.

  • cruzceleste

    Snarky Archies has scans of Popstar magazine for this month…. Archie is all over it

  • frogcooke

    Article that mentions David and Jason at Jason Mraz;s concert:

    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/jason-mraz-greek-2214330-theatre-review?slideshow=1

  • ozarka

    Nice finds, celeste and froggie! Thanks!

  • cruzceleste

    Article that mentions David and Jason at Jason Mraz;s concert:

    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/jason-mraz-greek-2214330-theatre-review?slideshow=1

    I want pictures and a blog or even better a vlog from David telling how “awesome” and “tripping” Jason Mraz concert was…lol

  • frogcooke

    lol same, i want some blogging. lol

  • poporange

    deletedwill.

  • cruzceleste

    A testimonial from Archuleta Fan Scene:

    Hi,
    I was at Jason Mrazà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s concert at the Greek last night (he was fantastic!), and I saw David there with Jason Castro and Jasonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s girlfriend- I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t know who else. I saw him right before Jason Mraz started singing, so even though I LOVE Jason Mraz, it was hard to concentrate and enjoy the show because I kept looking back behind me to see what David was doing. I looked back at him quite often and saw him talking to Jason Castro and taking some pictures with his camera. At the end of the concert, I saw Jeff Archuleta was there with them and as they were leaving, many people asked David to take a picture with them and sign autographs. Even though you could tell they wanted to leave, David was really nice and posed with everyone- including me. My friend took a picture with my camera, but it turned out that David was looking at the wrong camera, so after my friend told me, I asked David to take another picture, and he did it. He was so nice to do it considering how many people asked, but I told him that the first picture didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t come out, so he posed with me again. I canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t wait to see him at the Ellen show!

    Ann

    ETA:
    Tv Commercial for David Archuleta ´s album:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGhF5fURscw

  • http://widyatarina.wordpress.com widz

    Do you suppose heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll sing David Cookà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s version of à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Helloà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ?

    Or maybe David is going to sing with him? I remember him saying that he wanted David to record ‘Hello’ straight away..(said after watching him on AI) :P

  • LK08

    What a great article (NY post). It is so refreshing for a change.

  • cheese

    The NY Post article is on the front page of Yahoo with a photo of Archie. It’s a nice plug for his album. I found the article a little frustrating since the writer had access to Archie, one of his main collaborators, and his actual CD and was just re-printing old quotes from Cook, but it was fairly balanced, nevertheless.

  • gerreb

    I’m lovin’ the NY Post article!

  • frogcooke

    Evidently David was in Boy’s Life, a boy scout magazine.

  • frogcooke

    Archie will be on the Z100 ZVIP zone live chat on Nov 10th 3-4pm

  • LK08

    frogcooke- Is David An Eagle Scout?

  • frogcooke

    lk I have no idea

  • sleepyinsomniac

    Has anyone told Archie what Jason Mraz’s Clockwatching means? Heeh. In any case, Archie’s album is getting good promotion on itunes front page. He’s been there the two days in a row I’ve been online so yay for Jive being solidly behind him. Is Britney still with them? Because if she is, then I salute them for giving solid support behind their new artist and not forsaking him for the Britney comeback. All in all, last year really was a great season for AI fans.

  • abbysee

    Has anyone told Archie what Jason Mrazà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s Clockwatching means?

    During the tour a fan gave David a Butterfly t-shirt with Jason’s name on the back iirc. He wore it and there was an all day discussion of your question on some of the boards. While David is an innocent, I don’t think that too much goes over his head. It might just be Jason’s witty lyricism that David likes, that you have to get the lyrics, sexy, scandalous maybe, but not overly sexual.