So sad and scary.
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Remember American Idol's Danny Gokey? We almost forgot about the
2nd place loser 3rd Runner Up of last season's American Idol. The Idol curse hasn't run its course on him yet, seeing as he just signed a record deal with 19 Recordings/RCA Nashville.
The label he's signed with doesn't come as surprise, considering he sang three country songs on Idol.
Joe Galante, chairman of Sony Music Nashville, says they love 29-year-old Gokey's "soulful edge" and are excited about the Idol alum's addition to the label. "We haven't had anybody like that (in country) since Ronnie Milsap or T. Graham Brown."
What a nice compliment! (We think.)
Danny's album is expected to drop March of next year, but fans can expect a single to hit the airwaves in late fall.
Although we don't think Danny will have the same amount of success as Kris Allen or Adam Lambert, we're glad to see he hasn't disappeared into obscurity like other Idol alums. Yet!
Will U buy his CD?
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Check out some words of wisdom from Adam Lambert (above)!
The American Idol runner-up had a sex toy thrown at him during a recent concert!
Watch (above) to see what happens when Glambert is confronted with the artificial peen, just after the 2:10 mark.
The economy may be in ruins, but the Idols are doing just fine!
The Idols Live tour has consistently sold 82% of its tickets and grossed $11.2 million, fairing with last year's sales.
Extremely impressive considering that tickets range between $40.50 to $69.50, which runs a dollar higher than 2008's prices.
In the industry, "40% of tickets go unsold," said Billboard senior touring editor Ray Waddell. "They're doing better than average," especially since "these are baby acts on their first national tour, even if they've had the best exposure you can get."
The primary reason for these HUGE tickets sales?
Glambert, of course!
"The Adam Lambert fan base is incredibly avid," said a former Idol blogger. "That dedication is what sells tickets."
And we're sure Kris Allen sells one or two!
The boy is on fire!
According to Extra, Adam Lambert's cover for Rolling Stone was their top selling issue of this year.
We guess people were dying for the deets on his homoliciousness!
But, apart from being a cover girl, he's got some work to do on his upcoming release.
As for his new album, Adam says, "Its gonna inspire you, some anthems on there, some emotional….Overall, its just gonna feel really sexy."
Bring it, bb!
David Cook was on Good Morning America this morning.
And the American Idol star was nice enough to let Kris Allen and Glambert share his spotlight.
Watch above as Adam and Kris make great backup singers to David's powerhouse performance of Fleetwood Mac's song, Little Lies.