Ramiele Malubay, who was voted off ‘American Idol’ last week, visited the ‘Today’ show on Tuesday (April 8) to talk about her time on the hit FOX program and how her life has changed since appearing on the show. “People can say my name now,” Ramiele remarked, adding that she “kind of” thought it could be her week after the Dolly Parton performance. Watch the interview below.
‘Today’ On Ramiele Malubay’s ‘American Idol’ Exit
April 4, 2008 – ‘Today’ co-host Meredith Vieira reported on Wednesday night’s ouster of ‘American Idol’ finalist Ramiele Malubay, talking with Entertainment Weekly’s Dave Karger, who suggested she could have a post ‘Idol’ career in different parts of the world. Caryn Ganz also discussed the difficulty past ‘Idol’ stars have had releasing music not having the top rated show to give them the twice weekly publicity boost. Watch the report below.
Is Dave Archuleta’s Stage Dad Hurting His ‘American Idol’ Chances?
April 2, 2008 – Rumors are saying that Dave Archuleta’s father could be pushing the ‘American Idol’ favorite too hard and affecting his performances. NBC’s Michael Okwu reported on the situation, talking with TMZ.com’s Harvey Levin and Entertainment Weekly’s Dave Karger about the “stage dad”. Watch the segment, aired Tuesday (April 1) on ‘Today’, below.
‘American Idol’ Castoff David Hernandez Visits ‘Today’
March 17, 2008 – David Hernandez, who was voted off ‘American Idol’ last week, visited the ‘Today’ show on Monday (March 17), discussing whether his stripper past influenced America’s voting him off and what he’s gained from being on the show. He said he hoped that America voted him off based on song selection, not things he’s done in the past. Watch the interview below the fold.
David Hernandez Voted Off ‘American Idol’
March 13, 2008 – Last night’s ‘American Idol’ saw 24-year-old contender David Hernandez with a stripper past become the first of the final twelve contestants in the hit FOX show get sent home. “Honestly, things happen for a reason,” Hernandez said after host Ryan Seacrest revealed the results of the 29 million votes. “I think we all have a plan. This isn’t it for me.” Kristy Lee Cook and Syesha Mercado, also in the bottom three, survived for another week. Watch a report from the ‘Today’ show, featuring comments from Dina Sansing from Us Weekly suggesting David’s controversial past had a negative impact on the votes he received, below.