This is it, the night Adam Lambert, the glam rocker as Ryan Seacrest puts it, the crying baby destined to be a singer as Adam’s family says, competes against Kris Allen, the acoustic rocker, the kid who was paid quarters to by his family to sing, for the American Idol 2009 crown.
As we all know by know, Kris Allen will compete against Adam Lambert tonight on the season finale of American Idol 2009.
Adam is definitely the better singer and performer, he’s polished and he’s a master of the stage. Kris can sing, maybe not as consistently well as Adam, but Kris is able to deliver lyrics with more emotion and credible feeling. And so even if this is a singing competition, and Adam should probably win because of his singing abilities, how will America vote? Where will Danny’s voters turn? Have opinions already been made or can the performances tonight make a difference?
Billboard reports on Today in Music History, that Millennium, the Backstreet Boys’ third album was released ten years ago today. Millennium, breaking records for the most shipments in one year, most album sales in one week, was nominated for five Grammys. The album peaked at # 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart on June 5th, 1999. Four singles from the album reached Top 40 Charts, including the hit I Want it That Way which reached # 1 on Billboard’s Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks Chart.
Europe’s popular and long-running tv singing show, the Eurovision Song Contest, crowned its 2009 winner last night at its finale. With 25 acts performing from 25 countries, the show was broadcast live to millions in Europe from the packed Olimpisky Indoor Arena in Moscow. The results were determined by a combination of televoting and an international jury, with first place going to Norway’s Alexandre Rybak with 387 points, second place to Iceland’s Yohanna with 218 points, followed closely in third place by Azerbaijan’s AySel & Arash with 207 points.
Added this week to the library of karaoke songs at The KARAOKE Channel ONLINE is Work That in the style of Mary J. Blige! I’m going to have to practice it a bit before I can record it (at least for public review ;o), but there is nothing I enjoy more than learning a new song, especially when it’s about girl power!
We are excited to launch this blog where we will post news, commentary, reviews and links to all things karaoke as well other topics related to singing and music. In addition, we’ll introduce you to the people behind the scenes at The KARAOKE Channel and the processes involved in offering karaoke online, on tv and for download.
We’re looking for community involvement so if you’d like to participate as a guest blogger, or have suggestions for future postings, please let us know. Of course we’re looking forward to your comments and feedback too!