As the current season of American Idol gears up once more, I am taking a moment to look at what brought us to this point, starting with a look at a few of the contestants from Season 1 of the biggest show on television for the last 5 years. With music and videos from Kelly Clarkson, Justin Guarini, Tamyra Gray, and Jim Verraros.
American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson will sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl! Since NBC will air the most popular show in America this year, it’s only fitting that they include one of the advisors of The Voice on the show.
No official announcement has been made yet, but this news has been confirmed by the AP. Go Kelly!
The Kelly Clarkson Ron Paul lovefest just hit a snag. The liberal media is refusing to acknowledge that Ron Paul’s supporters have contributed to an increase in Kelly’s album sales after she endorsed Paul for president. Billboard cites Nielsen Soundscan numbers: Kelly’s sales fell 40% from the previous week before the endorsement. However, her digital downloads increased by 232%. Billboard says that Ron Paul supporters aren’t responsible for that, but rather the $7.99 sales price and the promotion of Kelly’s “iTunes Sessions” EP on iTunes. I’m really disappointed. I thought the whole endorsement thing …
The Kelly Clarkson and Ron Paul lovefest continues! Last Tuesday, Ron Paul cited American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson during a campaign stop in Iowa. He said that his supporters bumped up the sales of Kelly’s album by 600%. Yes, the power of Ron Paul fans! This is exactly the kind of group Kelly needs to associate herself with — people who buy albums and don’t pirate. I hope he invites Kelly to a stop in New Hampshire or even South Carolina where the stakes are high.
Your move Kelly! Seize the moment!
The report from LA Times:
Sales of American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson’s album ‘Stronger’ have skyrocketed on Amazon after she endorsed GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul the other day.
I’m very impressed. Well played Kelly for tapping the Ron Paul Libertarians as your new market for music!
Sadly, Kelly has angered some fans for supporting Paul — who is currently being criticized in the media for newsletters he published containing racist and homophobic content. How can she endorse someone without fully vetting? She’ll now be attached to him throughout the campaign — good and bad. The report from Mediaite: