‘American Idol’ season five contestant Crystal Parizanski, the overtanned teen lampooned by the FOX hit (video), is now soliciting fans for money via PayPal to take voice lessons on her blog at MySpace. She writes:
Well My lovely MySpace friends, as you all know I was on ‘American Idol’… Which didn’t really work out too well.. But IT HASN’T STOPPED ME. I still dream to become a singer and seriously, WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES.. Because it is my passion and my life. But since my house burnt down and my dad moved out and just we don’t really have the financial means to ‘afford’ voice lessons, or a demo or anything to pursue my career.. and I have been trying so hard, I have a job again! But with that I have to help my mom. So If anyone believes in me, is a fan, or just a sweetheart that would want to give to help that would be AMAZING.. I mean I would be indebted to you for all eternity! Or even if you think I suck and don’t want to hear the crappy voice, voice lessons do help :) lol.. I haven’t had one voice lesson in my life so I think they would profoundly help my voice and to possibly achieving my dream, so again.. If anyone wants to help me.. It’s purely optional, and it’d just be out of the kindness of your heart, then please help me.
Bucky Covington Chats With KIIS FM
April 17, 2006 – Ousted ‘American Idol’ contestant Bucky Covington was on the phone with Ryan Seacrest and Ellen K of KIIS FM in Los Angeles on Friday (April 14). They talked about the families being on the special 1-hour show, Bucky’s small hometown, not being surprised he made it so far, and what he thought about the remaining finalists. Audio to the interview has since been removed from kiisfm.com.
Simon Cowell Predicts Southern ‘Idol’ Will Win Again
April 14, 2006 – Simon Cowell made a grim prediction about ‘American Idol’ finalist Ace Young: “I think his days are numbered.” He has similar feelings about the competitions only other non Southern finalist, Katharine McPhee. “She’s reaching a point where she’s looking so perfect and sounding so perfect,” he said. “Ironically, it can work against you. She won’t win.” Cowell now is predicting 17-year-old Paris Bennett as his favorite to win the competition.
Seven Remain After Bucky Gets ‘Idol’ Boot
April 13, 2006 – Ryan Seacrest announced that Bucky Covington had the lowest number of votes on ‘American Idol’ last night after his Tuesday night performance of Queen’s ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’. Surviving another week were Ace Young and Elliot Yamin, who had joined Covington in the bottom three.
Mandy Moore TiVo’s ‘Idol’ During ‘Dreamz’ Premiere
April 13, 2006 – Mandy Moore was missing ‘American Idol’ at the premiere of her new film ‘American Dreamz’. at Cineramadome on Tuesday night in New York City. “We’re huge Taylor Hicks fans. He’s such a soulful individual,” Moore told USA Today. “It’s my obsession on Tuesdays, so we have it on TiVo tonight.”
Which ‘Idol’ Will Tackle ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’?
April 8, 2006 – ‘Extra’ reports that one of the ‘American Idol’ finalists will attempt to sing Queen’s complex signature hit, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ on Tuesday’s show, where all the contestants will tackle the songs of Queen. “Well, I am dying to know who’s going to sing that one,” Simon Cowell said. “Because it will make you or break you.”