Last year’s American Idol Lee DeWyze’s first album since he bacame the American Idol on Season’s American Idol will be released on November 16th and his single: Sweet Serendipity was released on October 13th. You can be sure that I will have that CD when it comes out and will be reviewing it as soon as I get my hands on it and give it a listen. Lee is not the only formal Idol with things going on, so what is up with some of our other Idols of the past.
Katherine McPhee the runner up on Season 5 of Idol has gone back to her dark hair after a brief try at short blond hair. She also put out a Christmas album that came out in early October. The album is called: Christmas is the Time (To Say I Love You). The album has both classic tracks and original songs. It seems those who have purchased the album quite fond of it according to the ratings on Amazon.com.
Another former Idol runner up David Archuleta also released a new album in early October. The album is entitled: The Other Side of Down. Those who have purchased the album call it eclectic and they seem to like it. The Billboard charts have not been favoriing Archuleta’s new album as he recently dropped from number 13 on the Billboard charts down to number 70 in its second week. Ouch!
Season 3 winner Fantasia recently released a CD entitled: Back to Me. Fantasia’s album is an R&B – Soul album and features a bonus track of Fantasia singing: I Here, From the musical A Color Purple. Fantasia’s album has made the Billboard top 40 but at position 36 as of this writing it might be hard for her to stay on that list.
Season 4’s tenth runner up Jessica Sierra just put out a new video for her song: Enough. An internet search for that video should be fairly easy to find. I found it easily. The video and song are not bad in my opinion.
The contestants are not the only ones who are making things happen for themselves former Idol Judge Kara DioGuardi will be a new judge on a talent/reality show that will be hosted by Jewel and will be on the Bravo network.
Kelly Carkson will be singing the National Anthem before the 3rd game of the World Series. That game will be between the Texas Raiders and the San Francisco Giants. That game will take place this coming Saturday (October 30th). Kelly also recently put her Nashville home on the market.
Kris Allen is opening for LifeHouse on their fall tour. Allen will be the opening act in 26 different shows on the tour that began on October 15th.
I started this article with Lee DeWyze and I will end with him as well. Along with releasing a single in October and awaiting the release of his new album in mid November Lee also took time out to perform at a function for Feeding America. Lee sang at the Hunger Action Month Culminatin Event in West Hollywood in early October.
So that is just what some of the formal Idols have been up to recently.