Friday, March 28, 2008

news and notes...

From a quick trip around the inter-web:

Simon says it may not be an auto Archuleta coronation after all, the manically-waving mosh pit is a pain and Kristy Lee Cook is smart.

Next week is not country night - it's Dolly Parton night. And we'll be treated to a Dolly performance and a visit from the brothers Clark on results night. Might this mean no phone calls? Please?

David Cook's Billie Jean has skyrocketed to the top of the iTunes AI download list, displacing Brooke White's Let it Be, which had held the top spot for about two weeks. In fact, three of his studio recordings take up the top five list. And, for the first time, he has nudged David Archuleta in the AOL poll that's totally non-scientific, but still fun to vote in.

And speaking of David #2, Chris Cornell wants everyone to know that he has no problem with his arrangement of Billie Jean closing the show Tuesday. Heck, he shouldn't mind. His Billie Jean is enjoying an Idol bump, sitting at 36th on the top 100 iTunes song chart. Getting covered on Idol does have its perks, you know.

If you're putting your money where your votes are, Archuleta is still the odds-on favorite to win, but his odds are slowly dropping, while others' are gaining momentum. I wonder if they accept Monopoly money?

Dave is still trying to find a name for Ramiele. At this rate she may end up as T1W/OANBSGB -The One Without a Name Before She Got Booted. And Dave does not want to have to spell that one out, so save Dave. Save Ramiele.

Stumbled across any news, notes or other interesting stuff? Leave a link in the comments!



Blogger Dave said...

Thanks for the plug, Jennifer.

I knew there was a reason why you are my interweb BFF!

12:00 PM, March 28, 2008  
Blogger Sunshine said...

Nine Dolly Parton songs next week, are you kidding me?? I love country music, but I cannot stand to hear all Dolly songs in one night. I would have opted for an all Reba night. In any case, I vote for Syesha to get "I will always love you". Thats the only song I can stand. Oh, and Dolly's remade Collective Soul's "Shine"...that's my pick for David Cook.

On another note of bringing back former contestants...
I hated that guy soooo much, everything about him irked me from his "I think I'm the best here" persona to his awful expressions during his performances...and yes, I can honestly say that I would rather deal with the mosh pit AND ridiculous questions the rest of the season, than for one single appearance by Anwar.

Next week is going to, interesting. Maybe Kenny Rogers will show up with his new "face" and sing Islands in the Stream. I enjoyed season 4's themes. Why couldn't they go back to them?

12:10 PM, March 28, 2008  
Blogger Sunshine said...

Dave's nickname for Ramiele should be LGBGFHGP, for Little Girl Big Voice(which he had) Funky Hair Good Personality (which she quoted in an interview).
Or how about something about her making fun of herself a few weeks back saying people were going to call her Ramiele Lullaby? I liked that too.

12:14 PM, March 28, 2008  
Blogger Kristi Mantoni said...

I'm excited for Dolly week. I think she's awesome! Who else could write a song on her fingernails?!?!

1:17 PM, March 28, 2008  
Blogger jennifer said...

Yes, I'm already ready to predict an "Islands in the Stream" group sing and Syesha choosing "I Will Always Love You". Whitney-style, of course.

1:20 PM, March 28, 2008  
Blogger Dave said...

One of the things that people forget about Dolly is that she's actually a fairly prolific songwriter. Plus, she's covered a zillion songs, too. So if they can do songs she's recorded or written, the catalog might actually be pretty deep.

3:58 PM, March 28, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so excited to see the Clark Brothers! I watched the NGAB and was hooked!

6:23 PM, March 28, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who are the Clark Brothers?

6:51 PM, March 28, 2008  
Anonymous tracyintpa said...

The Clark Brothers won The Next Great American Band show that was on Fox, I think over last summer? I don't know, time flies... but they were awesome, kinda "neo blue grass" if there is such a thing. I love them.

Dolly Parton is extremely talented as a song writer and is a very smart lady. They will benefit from her mentoring and will have some great songs to choose from. I'm not a big fan of country music, but I do love Dolly. Gotta love someone that doesn't take themselves seriously at all but is so successful.

I hope Simon can make the mosh pit go way.

Also I heard that this group Doxology is whining because David #2 supposedly did a cover of their cover of Eleanor Rigby and didn't give them proper credit. Whatever.

11:15 AM, March 31, 2008  
Anonymous tracyintpa said...

Here is the link to the David C. article:

11:19 AM, March 31, 2008  
Anonymous JessiJames said...

here's a link to the Clark Brother's performances from TNGAB


10:36 PM, March 31, 2008  
Anonymous Chris(Daughtry)ROCKS said...

As long as they don't all *sing* like Dolly...

(I actually like Ms. Parton, but can only take so much of her voice at once. Thank goodness she's gonna pimp with only one song.)

As for Ramiele...How about UPG? (Unrealized Potential Girl) It's kinder than "Wasted Potential" but gets the same message across. She just hasn't performed to the best of her ability, which is too bad.

2:04 AM, April 01, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just an FYI Claudette Yamin died last night. Here is a link to the article.

RIP Claudette!!


9:33 AM, April 01, 2008  
Anonymous i'm a jennifer junkie said...

ah no!!! that's just so sad. Poor Eliot. He so obviously adored her.

As for Rami's nickname?? what about RTIF (Rami the Idol elf)???

10:16 AM, April 01, 2008  
Blogger jennifer said...

The news of Claudette's passing breaks my heart. She was such a classy lady and made AI5 so much fun to watch.

Very sad news.

10:56 AM, April 01, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

go to for the song spoilers!!!

also sorry to hear the news of elliott's mom...

2:26 PM, April 01, 2008  
Blogger angelof_mercy81 said...

I hated to hear of Claudette's passing. As Jennifer said, she was such a classy lady. My heart goes out to Elliott.

2:26 PM, April 01, 2008  
Blogger jennifer said...

I am not buying the song spoilers. Maybe they're legit, but it is April Fools Day and I don't trust any website that spells "their" "there."

I know, I know. I'm anal like that.

3:01 PM, April 01, 2008  
Blogger Dave said...

I'm sure that's because they went to public school.

7:29 PM, April 01, 2008  

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