As the Idol
audition train is about to make it's final stop in Denver
before FINALLY rolling into Hollywood week, the Idol
news machine keeps
a chug-chug-chugging along at full-speed. Today brings news of another Idol
in the Super Bowl festivities, more on Idol
involvement in charity
singles for Haiti, and news on that black magic woman who you either
love or hate, Carly Smithson.
First up, good news for Chris Daughtry
fans and Super Bowl watchers.
According to mjsbigblog
's beloved bald rocker will be opening the Super Bowl's
Pre-Game Tail Gate party. If Daughtry's performance pans out, which
seeing that he's participating in a Super Bowl press conference on
Thursday seems like a pretty sure thing, he'll be in good Idol company.
As we reported last week
, Carrie Underwood will be singing the National
Anthem for this year's Super Bowl.
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Speaking of Carrie Underwood
, she debuted her brand new video for
"Temporary Home" yesterday. (Warning
: have your tissues ready.) It's up
for now, so watch it while you can, though this heart-tugger of a
video will surely be making the rounds on those rare music channels
that still play videos. They exist right?
Carrie Underwood isn't the only former Idol releasing new material.
Controversial (some might say ringer) season 7 contestant Carly
and her band "We Are the Fallen" have a brand new single
available today. "Bury Me Alive" is the band's first single and it
features Carly's gothic gargantuan vocals, as well as ex-members of
Evanescence. You can purchase the single on iTunes or Amazon.
Also making it's debut today is Simon Cowell
's Haiti relief single. The
Simon organized cover of REM's "Everybody Hurts" debuted on English
radio stations this morning. As we reported yesterday, the single will
be made available for sale in the UK on February 7th. Lucky for those
of us not in the UK, someone has uploaded a video with the track. Take
a listen for yourself.
Clearly, Simon's not the only person organizing star-studded singles
for Haiti. We've told you about the remake of We Are The World, which
former Idol stars Jennifer Hudson
and Katharine McPhee
have signed on
for. From Twitter last night we can also confirm that season six winner
will also be singing for on the single.
Also joining in song to help Haiti are Phil Stacey
and Chris Sligh
season 6 and Mandisa
from season 5. Again, thanks the mjsbigblog
get word that these more soulful Idol
singers have been tapped by
Christian artist Michael W. Smith to record an original charity single
for Haiti. YouTube video of rehearsal, including some quick interviews
with the Idol particpants have been posted by Russ Mohr, who also sang
in the charity choir.
The single will be available soon on iTunes. Now off to Denver with you. I'll see you there tonight! (Image Courtesy of FOX)