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American Idol Season 9 Schedule

Posted: 30 Dec 2009 09:31 AM PST

The wait is almost over for the return of televisions No. 1 show! American Idol is set to return for its much-anticipated ninth season with a two-night premiere featuring extraordinary talent and outrageous new auditions from Boston Tuesday, Jan. 12 8/7c and Atlanta Wednesday, Jan. 13 8/7c on FOX.

After the two-night premiere, auditions will continue for three weeks starting with the Chicago auditions on Tuesday, Jan. 19 8/7c and continuing from Orlando on Wednesday, Jan. 20 8/7c. Then, Dallas auditions will air Tuesday, Jan. 26 8/7c; Los Angeles on Wednesday, Jan. 27 9/8c; Denver on Tuesday, Feb. 2 8/7c; and The Road to Hollywood auditions on Wednesday, Feb. 3 9/8c.

This season on American Idol, the good, the bad and the awful audition for their shot at stardom. In the audition cities, Ryan Seacrest hosts, and Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi will be joined by rotating guest judges Victoria … read more
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Happy Birthday, La Toya London!

Posted: 30 Dec 2009 09:31 AM PST

Season 3s fourth place finalist, La Toya London, had a successful run on American Idol and was one of the stand-out contestants of the season. When she was introduced on the show, we learned she was the lead singer in a wedding band. Just weeks later, La Toya was singing solo for an audience of millions.

Despite being voted out earlier than some fans expected, La Toya has been successful in the music industry since her time on Idol. In September 2005, La Toya released her debut album, Love & Life. The album received positive reviews from many journalists and landed at #82 on Billboards Top 200 Albums chart and at #27 on Billboards Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. In 2006 and 2007, La Toya released two more singles and had parts in several small musicals. She got her big musical role as Nettie in Oprah Winfreys Broadway musical The Color Purple. Coincidentally, La Toyas Season 3 friend and winner Fantasia Barrino stars as Celie in the same show. Learn more about La Toyas experience with The Color Purple and musical theater, here.

On Election Day 2008, she sang Aint Nobody in Oakland, CA (her hometown) to celebrate Obamas victory. These days, La Toya is working on music for her future album.

Happy Birthday, La Toya!

View photos of La Toya on American Idol’s third season.

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Happy Birthday, David Archuleta!

Posted: 30 Dec 2009 09:31 AM PST

Season 7s runner-up, David Archuleta, celebrated his birthday on December 28th. In the year and a half since the 2008 finale, David has released two albums and took part in five tours!

Just six months after Davids run on American Idol, he released his self-titled debut album, which peaked at No. 2 on three different Billboard charts and was certified Gold. The album included his hit single Crush and his second single A Little Too Not Over You which David co-wrote. This October, David released a holiday CD entitled Christmas from the Heart. The album includes 12 Christmas songs covered by David and one original song, Melodies of Christmas, that he co-wrote.

The summer following the Season 7 competition, David headed out on tour with the rest of the Top 10 for the American Idols LIVE! 2008 tour. Six months later, he spent one month traveling the country on his solo tour. This summer (and part of fall), David joined Demi Lovato on a nationwide tour. And up until last week, David was performing shows across the nation on his Christmas from the Heart tour.

These accomplishments, paired with Davids strong fan base, have earned the star a number of awards. In 2008, David won two Teen Choice Awards one for Most Fanatic Fans and one for Best Smile. The following year, David won three Teen Choice Awards one for Breakout Artist, another for Music: Love Song (for Crush), and a final award for Music Tour (for his tour with Demi Lovato). He also won the Music Rising … read more
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Your ‘Idol’ New Year’s line-up

Posted: 30 Dec 2009 09:31 AM PST


Looking to usher in 2010 with an Idol? For the diehards among us, New Year's Eve brings a handful of options both on TV and live in the flesh, if you're up for a trek (Temecula, anyone?). Whether it's an "American Idol" winner, finalist, or host that you seek, we've got your Thursday night line-up…

Ryan Seacrest hosts and Daughtry performs at "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2010" (ABC, 10 p.m.)

Network execs canceled Adam Lambert's appearance back when the American Music Awards brouhaha hit a fever pitch, but the show must go on. "Idol" host Ryan Seacrest beams live from New York's Times Square for the fourth time, while Fergie will MC party segments from the brand new Aria at City Center in Las Vegas. On the bill: performances by Jennifer Lopez, Black Eyed Peas, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Keri Hilson, Colbie Caillat, Orianthi, Robin Thicke and "Idol" alum, Daughtry with four songs on tap. Last year, season five's Kellie Pickler was Ryan's special correspondent.  This year, the gig goes to Melissa Rycroft, of "The Bachelor" fame.

Kris Allen and Allison Iraheta perform on "Billboard's New Year's Eve Live" (Fox, 11 p.m.)

Season eight victor Kris Allen and finalist Allison Iraheta will take the stage live from the Las Vegas strip, where each will perform two songs from their debut albums. It'll be a first for Kris, who revealed on a conference call last week that he's never been to Sin City. As for Allison, she may not be old enough to play any casino games, but that doesn't diminish her excitement. "It's pretty much the experience of a lifetime for both of us," she said. Carmen Electra hosts the Fox special, which will also feature a performance by Sean Kingston.

Adam Lambert headlines the 4th Annual Gridlock New Year's Eve Bash (Paramount Studios, 9 p.m.)

Adam Lambert's New Year's consolation prize is sure to be a sassy affair. Hosted by Pamela Anderson and held at the landmark Paramount Pictures Studio, over 5,000 revelers are expected to pack into "Times Square West" for a party that spans six square blocks, four stages and ten different DJs. Adam goes on at midnight accompanied by a massive fireworks display. While his 40-minute performance (full band, sans dancers) with a production tag of $50,000 will not be televised or streamed, fret not, local Glambert lovers: tickets (starting at $150) are still available at

David Cook performs live at the Showroom Theater (Pechanga Resort, 10:30 p.m.)

For the second of a two-night bow, season seven winner David Cook is the main attraction at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in nearby Temecula. Concert tickets are surprisingly affordable (starting at $75), and if you're looking for a New Year's splurge, a deluxe show and room package will run you $559. Considering he's already hard at work on his sophomore album, this may be the last chance fans have to see Cookie for a while.

Matt Giraud plays halftime at the Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Utah Jazz game (Ford Center, Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.)

Season eight's resident piano man has his work cut out for him this New Year's as he takes on the national anthem and the halftime show for the Oklahoma City Thunder's showdown with the Utah Jazz. It's a hike from the Southland, but true devotees might appreciate the post-game opportunity to meet Matt in person—all for the low price of admission: $26.

[Update: a reader points out that season five's Bucky Covington will headline the 93.1 The Wolf's New Year's Eve Howlin' Party at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem, NC. Check out Bucky's official site for information on tickets and packages. And season seven's Syesha Mercado, who stars in the stage production of "Dreamgirls," won't have a night off, either. She's scheduled for the third of eight shows at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh, PA.]  

– Shirley Halperin

Photo: Allison Iraheta. Credit: Fox Broadcasting Co. / LeAnn Mueller

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Posted: 30 Dec 2009 09:31 AM PST

dannygokey: Avatar was sold out Sunday. So we bought tickets early 2 guarantee our spots-Look at my newest pair of glasses×7qj

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