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With an assist from Kanye West, Katy Perry brought her futuristic new single “E.T.” to American Idol last night – skin-tight LED-laden bodysuit and all.
Performing her new hit song, the singer warbled her way through the pop song as she was surrounded by dancers dressed in alien-inspired costumes.
Much like the “E.T.” music video, Katy embodied the outer-space theme, carried onto the stage by her alien dance troupe at the start of the song.
The studio audience, who also saw David Cook perform last night, was surprised to see West joining Katy on stage for his verse. Here’s their duet:More >
David Cook returned to his old stomping grounds last night.
Before the American Idol results were announced, fans were treated to an energetic performance of the Season 7 winner’s new single, “The Last Goodbye.”
A month ago or so, he appeared on the show to do the Simple Minds classic “Don’t You (Forget About Me),” but this time he shared with us his own song.
Dressed in a dark suit and strumming on an oversized white guitar, Cook showed why viewers made him the next American Idol a few years back:
After 10 years on the air, the team at American Idol are preparing to launch a “greatest hits” CD. The Album, titled American Idol 10th Anniversary – The Hits will reach stores on March 15.
The tracks chosen for the CD include the “best of” from various past winners including Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Ruben Studdard and nine others.
Here’s the full list of tracks:
1. Kelly Clarkson – “Since U Been Gone”
2. Ruben Studdard – “Superstar”
3. Clay Aiken – “Invisible”
4. Fantasia – “When I See U”
5. Carrie Underwood – “Before He Cheats”
6. Taylor Hicks – “Takin’ It To The Streets”
While no release date has been set, David Cook will soon come out with his second studio album.
Among big names in the business, the former American Idol champion has been collaborating on the CD with such writers and producers as Steve Mac, Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk.
In the video below, Cook takes us behind the scenes of the recording process. Clearly enjoying life, the singer recently Tweeted: “Cleaning, Packing, Sleeping, Waking, Driving, Hugging, Crying, Waving, Flying, Landing, RECORDING, Smiling.”
The 10th season of American Idol kicks off early next year, and with a new panel of judges and various other changes, the Fox hit is looking to the future.
But not without first looking back at its past glory.
Interviews with all nine winners – Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Kris Allen and Lee DeWyze – comprise Fox’s just-released Idol documentary, “Welcome Home.”
Watch it in its entirety here …
Lee DeWyze seems like a very nice guy and certainly possess a lot of music talent. But these numbers speak for themselves:
The American Idol champion moved 39,000 copies of his debut CD in its first week of sales, making him the least successful Idol finalist in history. Not just champion, mind you. But finalist. Period.
Here’s a look at the first-week sales figures, and Billboard chart ranking, for each American Idol winner and runner-up, over the show’s first eight seasons. Best of luck, Crystal Bowersox, with your debut album, which drops on December 14.More >
Lee DeWyze seems like a very nice guy and possesses perfectly solid music talent.
Then again, this combination hasn’t resulted in much professional success for the two American Idol winners that preceded Lee, David Cook and Kris Allen.
Will DeWyze enjoy a different outcome when his debut CD comes out on November 16? We’ll see. In the meantime, the guitar-playing crooner has released his first single. Listen to “Sweet Serendipity” now and chime in with your take on it:Sweet Serendipity
What do you think?
Mark your calendar, David Archuleta fans: this singer has released important details about his new album.
First, it will be titled “Other Side of Down.” Second, it will be available online and in stores on September 14.
Take an early listen to the first single off the CD, “Something ‘Bout Love” RIGHT NOW. What do you think of it?
Archie, of course, finished second to David Cook on the seventh season of American Idol.
He released his debut album a few months later and it peaked at number-two on the Billboar charts. The artist’s subsequent holiday CD, “Christmas from the Heart,” rose asMore >