Saturday, February 27, 2010

Danny Gokey To Return To Idol Stage!

Not only is season 8 finalist Danny Gokey releasing his anticipated debut album, My Best Days, on March 2nd, but he will be returning to the stage where America first grew to love him. On March 4th Idol will welcome back one of season 8's fan favorites Danny Gokey to the stage to perform his hit single My Best Days Are Ahead Of me.

Season 7 runner up David Archuleta has written a book of memoirs. Allowing his fans an insight in his own words of his amazing and inspiring journey of how he overcame vocal cord paralysis to achieve his dream of being a singer. He also reveals unexpected insecurities he has faced over her vocal ability. He also pays tribute to his loving family who always stood by him and how his unyielding faith helped get him through his remarkable journey. Chords of Strength: A Memoir of Soul, Song and the Power of Perseverance, is now available for pre-order. The book will be out May 4.
He also has released a new song titled She's Not You. Listen and download by clicking HERE!

In other Idol news: One of season 7's fan favorites, Michael Johns has released a short clip of one of his new songs that he has been working on. The title of the song is The Only One. CLICK HERE to listen.

Weekly Recap: Top 24 perform and 4 get eliminated

The performances this week ranged among the mediocre although the talent is immense. Several performers stood out however, proving that Idol can still bring us amazing performers. The one on the girls side that performed the best was Crystal Bowersox who sang Hand In My Pocket from Alanis Morrisette. And from the guys it was Lee Dewyze who sang Snow Patrol's Chasing Cars. Besides them there were several who caught our ears. Todrick Hall did great rendition of Since You've Been Gone. Didi Benami was quite good in her performance of The Way I Am. Tyler Grady was also amazing in his 70's way during his performance of American Woman. Besides them the performances were dull and lackluster. However the results show proved to be far more uninteresting.

Allison Iraheta performed Scars and Kris Allen performed an outstanding Let It Be for Haiti relief. While Ryan Seacrest told America that Idol Gives Back will indeed return this year the voters were busy voting off Tyler Grady, Ashley Rodriguez, Joe Nunoz, and Janell Wheeler. Although they certainly were not the best performers they did fair much better than most of the others. I'm hoping that next week's performances improve and treat us to two nights of incredible talent and more reasonable send homes. But then again we won't ever know what to expect until the votes are counted.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Weekly Recap: Top 24 REVEALED

This season we have dealt with not only a change on the judges panel but also in the show itself. Some are disappointing changes but others proved to be fairly well. One thing that hasn't changed is the talent, the contestants that have managed to captivate America with their charm and powerful abilities.
This past week we were given the names of the Top 24 and the results were at times stunning but over all were pleasant. It's no doubt that this season will be fixed with all the same amazing performances and charisma that helps make these Idols a star.
Ladies and gentleman, your Top 24! Get ready to start voting next week! Excited yet?

Top 12 guys

Casey James

Andrew Garcia

Lee Dewyze

Todrick Hall

Tyler Grady

John Park

Aaron Kelly

Alex Lambert

Michael Lynche

Tim Urban

Top 12 Girls

Lilly Scott

Crystal Bowersox

Ashley Rodriguez

Didi Benami

Haeley Vaughn

Janelle Wheeler

Katelyn Epperly

Katie Stevens

Lacey Brown

Michelle Delamor

Paige Miles

Siobhan Magnus

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Kris Allen To Perform On Idol!

On the first results show of season nine not only will Idol deliver to you your top 20 which will be picked from your votes but they will also be giving you a performance from your American Idol, Kris Allen.
So be sure to watch Kris on Thursday, February 25th.

In other Idol news: Adam Lambert will be performing his hit single Whatya Want From Me on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on March 2nd.
Danny Gokey will be on Lifetime Television on February 23rd to appear on The Balancing Act.
The Emmy winning television event Idol Gives Back is returning this season. It will no doubt be given to you with tons of performances and appearances from Hollywood's biggest celebrities and former Idols. And it will all be for a good cause!
So be sure to tune in like you do every week to watch Idol Gives Back on Wednesday, April 21st (8-10pm ET.)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Ryan, Rock My Town Concert Behind The Scenes Footage To Air On MTV!

Tomorrow morning (4:45 am, 6:40 am, and 8:40 am EST) MTV will be broadcasting behind the scenes footage of the Ryan, Rock My Town concert featuring season 8 Idol winner Kris Allen, and season 8's runner up Adam Lambert and season 8 finalist Allison Iraheta. Be sure to wake up early- or stay up late- to watch!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Adam Lambert AOL Sessions

Season 8 runner up Adam Lambert filmed his AOL sessions a little while ago and now it has been released to the public. Adam performed five songs from his recently certified gold debut record, For Your Entertainment. Watch the videos by clicking the link below:

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Weekly Review: Hollywood Week

There were a few surprises during Hollywood Week. Standouts and ones that have a curious way of showing they belong in the top 24 but all in all this years Idol has displayed a group of talented singers, whether they are memorable or not.

Most of IdolWood's previous picks were eliminated (including our front runner Justin Williams) but there were some that stayed, and a couple who will get our votes!

Andrew Garcia and Jeff Goldford caught our interests while Casey James and Todrick Hall remained in the pack. We'll be looking forward to seeing our favorites during next week's portion of Hollywood!

Sneak Peek At Danny Gokey's Album!

If all you Danny fans can't wait for the March release of his anticipated debut album, My Best Days, then click the link below in order to hear a sneak peek of the upcoming album.
And be sure to keep watching Idol because Danny will be making a special appearance on an upcoming episode!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Kathrine McPhee To Appear On The View!

For Promotion of her new album, Unbroken, Katharine McPhee will be appearing on ABC's The View on February 12th. She also will be appearing on Fox News Channel on the 13th and on March 3rd she will be appearing on The Wendy Williams Show. Be sure to tune in to see Katharine being interviewed and to watch her perform.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Kris Allen's AOL Sessions Finally Released!

Finally AOL as put up the video of season 8 Idol winner Kris Allen's AOL sessions. But it was worth the wait. In it Kris performs his hit single Live Like We're Dying and four other songs off of his debut album.
Click the link below to watch it:

In other Idol news: Carrie Underwood has a very busy schedule up ahead of her. She has extended her Play On tour into June and on October 2nd she will be performing her first concert at the Hollywood Bowl, singing with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Tickets for the prestigious concert event go on sale on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Danny Gokey To Join Sugarland On Tour This Summer

It has not yet been confirmed if Danny Gokey will be joining the country duo for all their "Incredible Machine" tour dates.
But here is the latest tour schedule.

Friday, May 7th - The E-Center - Salt Lake City, Utah (w/ Julianne Hough)

Saturday, May 8th - World Arena - Colorado Springs, Colorado (w/ Julianne Hough)

Saturday, May 15th - Susquehanna Bank Center - Philadelphia, PA (w/ Jake Owen)

Sunday, May 23rd - Comcast Theater - Hartford, Connecticut (w/ Jake Owen)

Sunday, June 13th - CMAC - Canandaigua, New York (w/ Luke Bryan)

Thursday, June 17th - Sioux Falls Arena - Sioux Falls, South Dakota (w/ Luke Bryan)

And in other Idol news: Carrie Underwood has been selected as the first artist to be on the CMA Music Festival this year. Click the link below to purchase tickets!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Weekly Review: Denver/ best of the rest auditions

This season's audition rounds have come to a close and soon Hollywood week will take over. The hard work, frustration, harsh critiques, and many cuts will take place. However first there were a few more worthy contestants to watch who made up the 181 golden ticket receivers.

In Denver Victoria Beckham was again the guest judge and on the first day we saw one of the best outcomes. However only one did we pick. The Best of the Rest episode showed plenty of talent and truly did save the best for last.

Casey James

In Denver Casey James made his mark on both the judges and we here at IdolWood. We look forward to seeing him in Hollywood.

Lee Dewyze

His deep voice was only shown for a brief moment but it was enough to excite us.

Didi Benami

This soulful singer came in with a heartbreaking and touching story as well as one of the best auditions.

Daughtry Set To Play At The Super Bowl Pre-Game Tailgate Party

Chris Daughtry announced on his official Twitter account that Daughtry will be performing at the Super Bowl Pre-Game Tailgate Party this Sunday. The Super Bowl will be Idol packed with Daughtry at the Tailgate party and Carrie Underwood singing the National Anthem.

Carrie Underwood is not only making a guest appearance on the hit comedy TV show How I Met Your Mother on March 1st but she is also going to make her big screen debut in the upcoming film, Soul Surfer.
The fil tells the true story of Bethany Hamilton (AnnaSophia Robb), the champion teen surfer, who had her arm severed by a shark in 2003 when she is was only 13 and her inspiring story. Carrie will play a youth counselor at Hamilton's church whose friendship and support played a huge role in the Bethany Hamilton's unlikely comeback.
The film also stars Dennis Quaid and Helen Hunt as Bethany Hamilton's parents.

And be sure to check out the world premiere of "We Are the World - 25 For Haiti" in 3D during NBC's coverage of the Opening Ceremony of the Vancouver Winter Olympics on Friday, Feb. 12. Idol alumni Katharine McPhee will be taking part in it.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Fantasia Barrino's New Single "Even Angels"

Idol inner, Fantasia, released her new single today titled "Even Angels". It is off of her new album due to be released in March or April. You can also catch Fantasia on Oprah today.
Listen to her single by clicking the link below:

In other Idol news Carrie Underwood released her new vidoe for Temporary Home. Watch her video by clicking the link below:

And if you are a David Cook fan then check out his new Vlog to check out what he's been up to and to hear a sneak peek at what he has been working on.
Click the link below:

Monday, February 1, 2010


Adam Lambert will be on ET at 7 so be sure to check out his best and worst stars of the night.