‘American Idol’ season two finalist Kimberley Locke visited Z100 in New York City on Friday (March 30). She talked about the whole Antonella Barba and Frenchie Davis controversy, her new album, this season’s ‘American Idol’, her weight loss since she’s on the new season of ‘Celebrity Fit Club’, her close friendships with fellow ‘Idol’ season two alums Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken, and her new restaurant. Locke explained a key difference in the Antonella and Frenchie debate was that Frenchie’s photos included snaps of her pleasuring herself with a Coke bottle in pornographic images for which she was paid, an especially difficult situation given Coca Cola’s advertising status with the hit program. Locke added that Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warrick went directly to Frenchie and explained to her that while they wanted to allow her to stay on, it was out of their hands.
The interview audio at akamai.net has since been removed.
Sanjaya Could Have Post ‘Idol’ Musical Future
April 1, 2007 – Stuart Meyer, an A&R rep for Sub Pop Records, tells TMZ that despite his lack of singing skills, ‘American Idol’ finalist Sanjaya Malakar has a chance to land a record deal. “He has a charm about him that is key to being a pop star,” Meyer explained. “Some of the biggest pop stars, like Madonna and Britney, aren’t exactly the best singers.” Read more.
Will Sanjaya Sink ‘American Idol’?
March 30, 2007 – Neil Sean of Sky News visited ‘Fox & Friends’ on Friday and discussed Sanjaya Malakar’s surprising survival on ‘American Idol’, which Neil compared to the second season of ‘Pop Idol’, where the then morbidly obese Michelle McManus won only to become a commercial disaster. That ended up being the last season of ‘Pop Idol’ and ‘X Factor’ emerged – removing the public from the voting process. Video at FoxNews.com has since been removed.
Terri Seymour Backstage At ‘American Idol’
March 30, 2007 – Terri Seymour was backstage at ‘American Idol’ on Wednesday night, scoring interviews with her boyfriend Simon Cowell, as well as Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson, Ryan Seacrest, and musical guest Gwen Stefani. Discussion of Sanjaya Malakar again dominated, with some discussion on eliminated finalist Chris Sligh. Video at myfoxla.com has since been removed.
‘American Idol’ Finalists Shoot People Mag Spread
March 29, 2007 – ‘Extra’ was behind the scenes with all of the ‘American Idol’ finalists for their first ever People magazine photo shoot, where Haley Scarnato showed off her sexy legs and Blake Lewis revealed his confident side. “I will win ‘American Idol’ because I’m being true to myself,” he explained. Meanwhile, Jordin Sparks remarked, “I love singing, I love performing, I love getting ready for it. I love it all! I want to do it for the rest of my life.” Read more.