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Tonight Show Bandleader Kevin Eubanks Named Artistic Director of Thelonius Monk Institute


Since tonight is Kevin Eubank’s last performance with The Tonight Show, I thought I would bring you up to speed on Kevin’s plans for the future. In addition to exploring recording opportunities, Kevin Eubanks plans to continue working at the Thelonius Monk Institute.   Upon reading the news that he was appointed Artistic Director of the Institute,  it appears that Kevin has […]

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Paparazzi Prodigy Greyson Chance’s Radio Interview With Ryan Seacrest


Greyson Chance experienced his first radio interview with Ryan Seacrest on the latter’s show earlier today. It was such a great interview and, considering that not even a month has passed since Greyson posted his video on YouTube.Com, I am astounded at the maturity and composure of this young man. In addition to being immensely […]

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Ellen Degeneres Starts Record Label And Signs The Paparazzi Prodigy, Greyson Chance


This is my good news item of the day. And didn’t I predict this new and exciting venture for Ellen? Well, actually, I said that Ellen should start her own talent show, but this is sort of the same thing – in fact even better. She has a show already, so a record company seemed […]

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American Idol Season 9 Top 3 Vocal Masterclass Article: Judges’ Choice And Singers’ Choice


        In past seasons,  the  Top 3 show has generally been less than spectacular. By this point in the competition, the singers are succumbing  to the pressure of the  competitive astmosphere, thinking that, in the grand scheme of things, how well they sing doesn’t seem to make a difference.  Just ask Jennifer Hudson, Carly Smithson, Michael […]

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Paparazzi Kid:12-Year-Old Web Sensation Greyson Chance On Ellen


I think Ellen Degeneres should start her own talent show.   She has added a new and prolific feature to her show – the Wonderful Web Of Wonderment and has discovered remarkable talent through YouTube.com.   Every day she has featured some phenomenal, undiscovered talent and will be offering $10,000 and exciting life-changing opportunities for the eventual […]

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Aaron Kelly On The Ellen Show: Looking Toward A Promising Future


I apologize to the readers for adding this topic so late. I had every intention to add Aaron’s appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday, but the weekend was a busy one and I became distracted.  Unfortunately, the video clip on Ellen’s site is abbreviated, so I found the entire interview on good ‘ole, reliable YouTube.Com. So, […]

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Siobhan Magnus Showcases Her Enormous Talent On The Ellen Show


Today I was finally able to pick my jaw up from the ground after it fell with the news of Siobhan Magnus’ very untimely elimination from American Idol Season 9. However, it was a great moment to see her perform on The Ellen Show, knowing that Ellen fully endorsed her unique artistry and musicality. Apparently […]

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American Idol Top 6 Finalist Tim Urban Graces The Ellen Show


  Tim Urban dropped by The Ellen Show today and captivated Ellen and her viewers with his sweet, accommodating persona. Then he sang an excellent rendition of Leonard Cohen’s, “Hallelujah“, reinforcing just why he managed to progress so far into this year’s competition. He possesses a naturally beautiful vocal timbre that, with time and study, will […]

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Jason Castro Performs His New Single On The Ellen Show


  American Idol Season 7 singer, the very talented Jason Castro, stopped by the Ellen Show  today to perform his single, “That’s What I’m Here For” from his new debut album. As always, Jason sang from his heart in the customary laidback style that we have all come to know and love. He may not be the […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Idol Gives Back Extravaganza


  I thought I would add a separate blog topic for this evening’s  star-studded 2-hour presentation of   Idol Gives Back And you don’t have to wait until the show airs to donate to this extensive charitable cause. With just a click,  you can donate now by visiting the Idol Gives Back website . Two evenings ago on Larry King Live,  all […]

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American Idol Season 9 Singer, Katie Stevens, On Ellen


Katie Stevens appeared on Ellen today and sang a sumptuous version of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow“. I wonder if she was planning to perform this song for the Top 7 “Inspirational Songs Theme”  this week? She phrases this song quite differently from the many versions that I have heard of this song and, in doing […]

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Lacey Brown Speaks To Ellen About Her American Idol Elimination


A merican Idol Season 9 Top 12 Contestant, Lacey Brown, recently spoke to Ellen Degeneres about her recent elimination from the show. She was invited by Ellen to appear on the ELLEN show and spoke candidly about her American Idol experience. Additionally, she gave an amazing performance on the ELLEN show, superbly accompanied by American […]

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My New Favorite Thing: Jamie Cullum On Ellen


      Oh be still my heart – why can’t we discover this level of talent on American Idol?  I have been waiting to see a cross-genre artist on American Idol and it looks like it just isn’t going to happen.  I thought this was the direction that Adam Lambert was moving toward during Season 8, […]

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Alex Lambert And Lilly Scott On Ellen DeGeneres


Ellen Degeneres is very generes with her support and made sure that eliminated Top 16 semi-finalists from American Idol Season 9, Alex Lambert and Lilly Scott, had their moment to shine. On her program, they charmed Ellen and the audience with their wonderful personalities and undeniable musical talents. Now have a “look-see” at what could […]

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American Idol Season 9 Vocal Masterclass Discussion Thread: Top 12 Female Semi-Finalists


Tonight’s first live telecast of American Idol Season 9 will feature the talented and diverse singers selected for the Top 24 Semi-Final shows. The names of the singers are: Ashley Rodriguez, Crystal Bowersox, Didi Benami, Haeley Vaughn, Janell Wheeler, Katelyn Epperly, Katie Stevens, Lacey Brown, Lilly Scott, Michelle Delamor, Paige Miles and Siobhan Magnus. I […]

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American Idol Season 9 Top 24 Semi-Finalists: Will This Year’s Winner Be A Guy Or A Girl?


Another year, another show!   American Idol Season 9 is ready to roll tomorrow evening at 8:00 P.M. and it will be a two-hour show featuring the Top 12 Female Semi-Finalists. And, as you can plainly see, I have a personal early favorite – Lilly Scott – for two reasons.  Numero Uno, she shares the same name as […]

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