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Corey Smith, “The Broken Record” Webisodes Part 2 – The Georgia Theater

Corey Smith, “The Broken Record” Webisodes Part 2 – The Georgia Theater

Last week, Corey Smith posted the first in a series of webisodes to promote his upcoming album, “The Broken Record”. This week, the second webisode has been released – “The Georgia Theater”. Corey talks about starting out his career and his first performances at the Georgia Theater, and how much he’s looking forward the its reopening later this summer. “The Broken Record” releases next Tuesday, 6/21. Make sure to get a copy!




Corey Smith, “The Broken Record” Webisodes Part 1 – Grandma

Corey Smith, “The Broken Record” Webisodes Part 1 – Grandma

In support of his up coming album, “The Broken Record”, Corey Smith is releasing a series of webisodes.  The first one hit this weekend, and is entitled “Grandma”.  Learn a little about where Corey grew up, meet his grandma (who he lived with through high school”), and as she brings out pictures of him as a kid and tells him how she really wishes he were a teacher – be reminded just how awesome Southern grandmas really are.





The Broken Record” releases on June 21st.  You can pre-order an autographed copy of the CD here, as well as some cool merchandise.  If you not a Corey Smith fan – you should be!

American Idol, Season 10: Finale – “And the winner is…”

American Idol, Season 10: Finale – “And the winner is…”

At long last, the moment had arrived.  The finale of American Idol, season 10.  It was a long and enjoyable journey and last night provided the capstone on the entire affair.  Two hours of celebrity appearances, guest artists, retrospective clips, and ultimately the crowing of this year’s American Idol.

It was apparently a night of extremes.  On one hand it was the lowest rated American Idol finale show in history.  On the other hand, there were a record 122MM+ votes cast – so whoever WAS watching, voted and voted often.  The real question was – who did they vote for, Scotty or Lauren.  There’s really only one way to find out.  Let’s go to the big board and see…

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American Idol, Season 10: Top 2 Performance – “Only cause she’s prettier than you.”

American Idol, Season 10: Top 2 Performance – “Only cause she’s prettier than you.”

What an underwhelming, uninspiring, and generally disappointing final performance show for American Idol this year.  After a season of great promise and reinvigoration for the American Idol franchise, last night left me – well – flat.

The Internet was all a swirl with rumors before the show that Lauren had lost her voice and would be unable to sing.  Hailey was reportedly brought in to rehearse in the event Lauren had to withdraw from the competition (dodged a bullet there, didn’t we…) Luckily, she was okay and the producers were able to drum up a ridiculous amount of drama (and sympathy for Lauren), by bringing stylish-black-scrubs-doctor-guy out to tell us “just how bad is was”. Think they want Lauren to win?

The songs last night were one from earlier in the season, one picked by the contestants’s Idol (although we never got to see either George Strait or Carrie Underwood), and the eventual singles both Scotty and Lauren will release. (Believe me, no matter who wins, both songs will be released – notwithstanding Ryan’s repeated assertions otherwise.) We also got performances from David Cook and Taio Cruz – one good and one bad (more on that later).  If there was one saving grace, it was that the show was over quickly – almost too quickly.  At any rate – let’s dive in with a few random observations and then on to the songs…

  • Celebrities in the audience – David Archeletta, Camryn Manheim, and Rick Schroeder.  I guess the A and B list celebs held out for tomorrow night in hopes of an entertaining evening.
  • Anyone else notice that Hailey was sitting next to Casey in the audience?  Holding hands perhaps?
  • Jennifer looked great, wearing something that looked like it would have been more in place at a dancer’s convention in the merry old land of Oz.
  • I know the auditorium was much bigger, but the sound quality really suffered on the broadcast as a result.

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American Idol, Season 10: Top 3 Results – “I can’t believe all these people are here for me.”

American Idol, Season 10: Top 3 Results – “I can’t believe all these people are here for me.”

All right folks, for the second to last time Ryan dimmed the lights tonight and sent someone home.  Hard to believe next week is the finale of American Idol season 10 – it’s been an enjoyable ride.  The night started with Hailey, Scotty, and Lauren all hoping to make it to the big stage next week.  Who made it and who didn’t?  Who seemed genuinely touched and who had a sour attitude?  Who, like me, wondered why the Italian singing trio Il Volo was singing Mexican music?  Let’s not waste any time and just dive right in and see…

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