Inspiration night is just hours away and many of our American Idols have been busy lately out there embarking on new projects and making a difference. Let me fill you in on all the happenings for this past week.
USA Today reports that former American Idol David Archuleta has a new book coming out, “Chords of Strength: A Memoir of Soul, Song, and the Power of Perseverance.” Nice title. David got an opportunity to go to New York and get a look at the covers of his book come off the press. David’s book is due out June 1st. All the best to you, David.
Kris Allen also closed a publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group. Kris was spotted on the beach in the Bahamas on vacation, reported TMZ, looking very buff posing for the paparazzi, all sexy and fine.
Glambert Nation Tour
Adam Lambert is riding high right about now with his Glambert Nation Tour hitting the road. Yes, Adam will be taking his show on the road. His opening act: former Idol Allison Iraheta and Orianthi. To get tour dates and find out more, click here to go to Adam’s official website. Adam will be hitting places like Mansfield, Mass, Wilkes-Barre, Penn, Sayreville, NJ, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Mahhaomen, Minn, the Nokia Theater in New York and Atlantic City.
USA Today reports that The Powerful 50 list of America’s most influential gay men and women of Out Magazine has hit newstands and Adam Lambert is on it. Another American Idol favorite on the list, judge Ellen DeGeneres.
American Idol Chart
Adam is sitting on top of the world. According to USA Today, he is resting at the top position of the American Idol music chart with his smash hit, “Whataya Want From Me.”
Another former Idol, Kelly Clarkson, is at number 38 with her song, “All I Ever Wanted.”
The LA Times reports that VH-1 is renewing Fantasia’s reality show, “Fantasia For Real.” The show will be documenting Fantasia’s time in the studio recording her third album and watching her as she handles taking care of her family.
Time to Talk
Andrew Garcia and Katie Stevens continue to stay busy after getting their walking papers on American Idol last week. Next stop: The Wendy Williams Show in New York on Tuesday.
Academy of Country Music Awards
Congratulations to Former Idol Carrie Underwood for breaking new ground and making history as the first women ever to win two consecutive awards for Entertainer of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Carrie won last year, and did it again this year. You go, Carrie, girl! To see a clip of her performing hit single, “Temporary Home,” click here.
Habitat for Humanity
Allison Iraheta was lending a helping hand working with Habitat for Humanity. The LA Times reported that Allison was out building homes, all decked out in her construction gear: hard hat, power drill and sun glasses looking cool.
Saturday Elliott Yamin was at Dodger Stadium at the game to sing the National Anthem.
Inspiration night jumps off tonight with the seven finalists singing to stay alive in the competition. It’s an all-important night as everyone knows one of the group will be eliminated and will have to go home. The going gets tough from here on out and every move is crucial. Get ready to cast your votes as you decide who will be the next American Idol.
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