Multiple news items popped up on past Idols over the last few days, so here’s a quick round-up:
– Kelly Clarkson’s new video is supposed to premiere on tonight’s “Idol”, but it apparently has leaked ahead of it’s debut. No idea how long it’ll be up, so watch it while you can:
I know some folks have said that I’m hating on Kelly, and it’s not true. The song’s alright, and the video actually helps a bit. Kelly seems like she’s having fun…this is the Kelly that I fell for way back in Season 1. Let’s just hope the CD shows a little depth, and isn’t all Max Martin-ized.
– If you can’t get enough of former Idols, Entertainment Weekly has an update gallery with contestants from the previous seven seasons. As you might expect, I was glad to read about Chris Richardson’s current status, even if it was to find out that he STILL doesn’t have a record deal for his long-time-coming debut CD.
”As much as you thought that there was going to be so many opportunities [after Idol], it almost seemed like doors were slowly closing.’
BTW, if you’re into the retro-R&B style, check out Melinda Doolittle’s CD, which drops next week. First single “It’s Your Love” is definitely a keeper, although I doubt it will ever see the light of day on pop radio.
– Finally, the top 2 from last year’s Idol have both announced tour plans. Archie has 20 dates planned for mainly smaller theaters, while Cookie has an extensive college tour planned from February through April. Alas, no Colorado dates are planned. Yet. I’m sure this is just a minor oversight on the part of the promoter, and those dates are forthcoming.
I’m kind of with you on the Kelly Clarkson song. Usually I am not one to rag on a fun pop song, but this one just doesn’t connect with me AT ALL. Perhaps I’m closer to yelling out “stay off my lawn!” than I thought.
Kelly’s song has really grown on me… give it time!!! I have listened to Melinda’s CD, and my overall consensus is that a very talented singer wasn’t given the opportunity to really let go and perform. Some songs shine, but most are just filler, which is a shame, because I adore her and her amazing voice.
I was pleasantly surprised by Mindy Do’s new CD. Love the cover! I agree, no pop radio in her future, though.
My fascination with Kelly Clarkson stems from me being an “inaugural” fan of the show. Without that connection, I can see folks hating on the song. Me, I loves it.
Melinda’s debut CD is not fodder for Pop radio – it’s for grown folks who have lived lives and know the value of a groove with some grit! Seal has returned to the roots of Classic Soul music in his latest release and Sharon Jones has been keeping those fires burning for years; so Melinda is in great company. Move over, disposable Pop, ’cause the W-O-M-A-N is Coming back To You!
Get the lastest from Melinda’s official web site – http://www.melindadoolittle.com Sign up for her newsletter and get a free MP3 of her debut CD title track, Coming Back To You! 😉
Sigh. When will Chris ever get the tiny modicum of respect he deserves? Not the greatest american idol contestant ever, but certainly better than some with record deals *cough taylor hicks cough*.
DanC, no judgments here, but you did leave your walker at Country Buffet this morning. They’d like you to claim it before the Sunday buffet rush.
Duane, the video helped, but I’m still not at “earth shattering” yet.
Yuri, you’re talking to someone that’s been with the show since day 1, so I resemble that remark.
GriotLori, you realize you wandered into the Den of Disposable Pop, right? We are giving Melinda props. It’s going to be okay. Step away from the hatchet, mm’kay?
Paul, thank you. I could have sworn I saw Taylor Hicks making my sugar-free latte this morning at Starbucks!
rockymtranger, yeah, but i thought i wiped my feet when i left (apparently not). Wandering elsewhere…