Wednesday, May 31, 2006

music, music, music...


Taylor Hicks' single, Do I Make You Proud with Takin' It To The Streets, is scheduled for a June 13 launch date.

It is already, as is always the case, #4 in sales at amazon.com, on its way to probable platinum sales. Meanwhile, Takin' It To The Streets, off of the AI compilation CD, Encores, is #37 on the overall top downloads list and #12 on the Pop list.

And if you missed Taylor breakdancing, well, you'll want to see it, I'm certain.

Meanwhile Katharine McPhee's single My Destiny with Somewhere Over the Rainbow is headed for release June 27 and is currently #68 on pre-sale at amazon.com. And, considering the front of the cover and the fact that she performed Rainbow on her first solo appearance (on Regis & Kelly with Donald Trump) it looks as though My Destiny, the universally-panned traditional crappy song, has been relegated to the "B" side. Sweet.

Kat's track, Think, from the compilation CD is at #26 on the iTunes Pop Top 100 list and #99 on the overall 100 list.

And, it seems, according to a Bocelli fansite, that she will be appearing through June with Andrea Bocelli, who has planned tour appearances in California. (The Idol tour does not begin until July.)

On another front, the cast CD, Encores, is debuting at #3 on the Billboard charts.

And, if you're wondering how the others are doing on tTunes, Chris Daughtry's track is #17 on the Top 100 list and #7 on the Pop 100 list. Elliott Yamin's track is #88 on the Top 100 list and #25 Pop 100 list.

Also on the Pop 100 list are Ace at #46, Paris at #52, Pickler at #56, Mandisa at #58 and Melissa at #72.

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And, just in case you missed it, Michael Sandecki is continuing on his quest to squeeze 17 minutes out of the allotted 15 he's been given. Good news: he had a great time. Bad news? Agents are sending him contracts.

Where's William Hung when we need him?

17 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Taylor looks 20 pounds lighter and like he's had a neck lift in that picture! Amazing what they can do with photoshop these days - but that should inspire him to go on a diet; he looks fantastic!
-betsy

8:34 AM, May 31, 2006  
Blogger angelof_mercy81 said...

Can't wait for the single! Woo!

10:21 AM, May 31, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if Taylor was given the choice to pick another song to record instead of using Takin it to the Streets again. Last year Bo had Vehicle on his single. Kind of a bummer.

11:38 AM, May 31, 2006  
Blogger jennifer said...

And Carrie last year had Independance Day, both of them tracks from the compilation CD. I think they do that because of speed - they want the single out there ASAP, and it's easier and faster to just take the track already done. But I would think, out of fairness, if they were going to give Kat two new tracks, they would have given Taylor the option as well.

But, as we all know, we normally don't use the words "Idol" and "fair" in the same sentence.

11:45 AM, May 31, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: Idol and fairness

It's really all about what will bring in the most money. Fair enough!

2:24 PM, May 31, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Jen, I thought Bo had used "I Don't Wanna Be" on the comp cd, and "Vehicle" on the single. I didn't buy the comp album though so I'm not 100% sure and I'm too lazy to look it up. Carrie's tracks were definitely the same though. Maybe it's like some kind of compensation for the loser?

2:34 PM, May 31, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Jen, I thought Bo had used "I Don't Wanna Be" on the comp cd, and "Vehicle" on the single. I didn't buy the comp album though so I'm not 100% sure and I'm too lazy to look it up. Carrie's tracks were definitely the same though. Maybe it's like some kind of compensation for the loser?

2:34 PM, May 31, 2006  
Blogger jennifer said...

Of course it's about earnings - that's the business and they may as well learn that from the beginning. However, I question how much potential money they lose on offering a duplicate recording, one on the compilation AND the first single, when, if we're talking download sales, that would be three offerings, as opposed to two. And, for those who have the cast CD, why purchase the single, when for a buck, one can simply download the new track.

Ah well. I'm sure there's a method to the madness.

2:34 PM, May 31, 2006  
Blogger jennifer said...

Oh, you're right. Shows what my memory is like. (I didn't buy it either.) Bo did have different songs, but Carrie didn't. I still bet that it's a matter of time constraints. And the runner-up single has a bit more time, so there might be enough room to get that one into the studio.

But the original Kat single was listed as My Destiny/Think, so SOTR was obviously a last-minute decision - smart one, considering her original song rivals Ruben's as worst one ever.

2:58 PM, May 31, 2006  
Anonymous MA said...

Yea I think the only original song I ever liked was Clay's "This is the Night." I don't know if it was the song or just him singing it but saw the live video again recently and it blew me away.

3:47 PM, May 31, 2006  
Blogger tracyintpa said...

Well I think it stinks that Katharine is getting to sing SOTR all over the place and Taylor has to sing the crappy coronation song, although it has grown on me and is one of the better sounding crappy coronation songs, I'm sure he'd much rather be singing something he sang on the show or one of his original songs he's written himself (all of them are better than DIMYP). And I wish they'd let him have something else on the B side of the single. Seems Kat is making out better as far as that goes.

4:55 PM, May 31, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what Taylor's old band is doing these days? Are they all settled and used to being Taylor-less? Do they get to be on his new album? I wonder if they're feeling left out? How has Taylor being on and now winning AI affected them?

9:54 PM, June 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, Jennifer.

Marshall, here. Thought you and your readers would like to know that the Soul Patrol is coming to Wal-Mart this morning.

*disclosure: I'm a pr person, I work for Edelman -- and represent Wal-Mart. That aside, I rarely get to work on stuff this fun.

Taylor will be on around 10:15 a.m. Eastern, live from the Wal-Mart annual shareholders meeting in Arkansas. You can tune in here:
www.walmart.com/shareholdersmeeting

(We're not sending this to the traditional media. We thought Idol fans deserved a bit of a scoop.)

At around 2:00 p.m. Eastern, we’ll post the video of his performance here:
www.walmart.com/exclusiveperformances

Beyonce is also performing at the meeting, and the video of her will be on that page, too.

8:35 AM, June 02, 2006  
Anonymous ChrisROCKS said...

William Hung has recently been spotted in Castroville, CA where he was crowned Artichoke King. He's also back in the studio working on...I'm not making this up...his THIRD cd! Talk about stretching your 15 minutes!

6:26 AM, June 07, 2006  
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