American Idol winner Scotty McCreery will have a live chat today at 3 PM ET.
Please use #IdolLiveChat on Twitter if you have any questions for Scotty! Scotty will be performing ‘Water Tower Town’ tonight on the results show.
From American Idol:
Nigel Lythgoe, the producer of Idol, quickly shot the idea down because his show produces “stars” (as if a competition like that would be beneath the franchise).
Well, sorry Nigel, nothing is going to stop us from doing it anyway. As a warm-up for this season, let’s use the winners of last year’s competitions for the first ever Voice-Idol-Factor-Sing-Off! Melanie Amaro vs. Javier Colon vs. Scotty McCreery? Who is your champion?
Here are videos of their “signature songs” on their respective shows plus a poll in the end. Later, I’m going to expand this to include the finalist from each program (maybe Top 4) so we can have an ultimate-ultimate winner (I think Haley Reinhart is going to win that one knowing you guys). But for now, just the winners – take the poll!
American Idol winner Scotty McCreery’s ‘Clear As Day’ sales fell 55% from last week with 88,000 units sold, but that was enough to outsell Lauren Alaina’s ‘Wildflower’ debut of 69,000 units.
I wouldn’t be surprised if American Idol focuses on Country Music again for the upcoming season. Looks like that is the secret sauce in getting viewers and music sales.
Lauren still has reason to be happy…
Scotty McCreery sold 197,000 copies of his debut album ‘Clear As Day’ last week, landing him at #1 on the Billboard 200. He is the youngest act to open at #1 with their first release. He is also the first American Idol winner since Ruben Studdard in 2003 to open at #1 with their initial album.
Congratulations Scotty! Baby lock them doors, we have a star!
Scotty just beat Kris Allen (80,000), Lee DeWyze (39,000) and Jordin Sparks’ (119,000) debut numbers on the chart after they won the show. Will Scotty sell a million copies? Or is this it?
Scotty McCreery’s ‘Clear As Day’ album was released yesterday. You can download it on iTunes (and keep it at #1!)
Will Scotty’s debut beat Lee DeWyze and Kris Allen’s opening numbers? Lee sold 38,000 copies on his first week and Kris Allen sold 80,000 for their debut albums. The second album of David Cook sold 28,000 for the first week. Take the poll:
Stefano Langone, Pia Toscano, Thia Megia and American Idol winner Scotty McCreery visited Manny Pacquiao’s show ‘Manny Many Prizes’ in the Philippines today. They sang ‘Stand By Me’ and Thia and Manny sang a duet of ‘Sometimes When We Touch’. Adult Contemporary music truly rules the Philippines! The perfect market for Idol music. I think Stefano can have a long career there. Go Pinoys! Watch the video: