Ousted ‘American Idol’ Semi-Finalists Talk With ‘Access Hollywood’

Robbie Carrico, Jason Yeager, Alexandrea Lushington and Alaina Whitaker spoke with ‘Access Hollywood’ being given the boot from ‘’. Lushington said “this is only the beginning” for her and will continue with school and music. Whitaker admitted she was “a little surprised” she got the boot and afterwards admitted to being embarrassed for breaking down after she was given the boot. Carrico called it “an emotional night” and says opportunities are already coming in for him. Watch the segment below.

‘American Idol’ David Hernandez Has Stripper Past

March 6, 2008 – It was recently revealed that ‘American Idol’ season seven semi-finalist David Hernandez was a stripper. The ‘Today’ show correspondent Natalie Morales explored whether his past will impact his future on the hit show. Gordy Bryan of Dick’s Cabaret said Hernandez danced for men and women, and insisted it wasn’t “a controversial thing”, comparing it to a job at McDonald’s. Watch the segment below.

Blake Performing On Thursday’s ‘American Idol’

March 4, 2008 – ‘American Idol’ season six runner-up checked in with his MySpace friends (@blakelewis) on Monday (March 3) with the following bulletin:

So, I’m back in LA. Why do you ask? Because I’m gonna be on ‘American Idol’ again. When? The 6th. This Thursday singing ‘How Many Words’.

I’m flippin out!! I actually have been watching this season thanks to my DVR. It’s more surreal now that I’m off the show watching it. It feels like I was beamed into space and I wasn’t on this planet last year. It gonna rock being back on that stage.

Stay tuned for more info, now that I got my internet back up and running. I posted my LA Ink date and ‘Idol Extra’ is comin.

Peace, Love and stuff

Boom chic, ba boom boom chic.



Courtney Hazlett Discusses Carly Smithson ‘Idol’ Controversy

February 18, 2008 – Courtney Hazlett visited ‘Morning Joe’ on Monday (February 18) to talk about how semifinalist Carly Smithson signed a $2 million record deal with MCA years ago while Randy Jackson was at the label and her album subsequently tanked. They also mentioned the professional background of last season’s finalist Melinda Doolittle. Watch the segment below the fold.

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