Pop Artists React To Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Capture

Blake Lewis

Pop artists turned to Twitter to react to the news that 19 year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev of Cambridge, MA was apprehended on Friday following the Boston Marathon bombing and the death of his brother and co-conspirator in the terrorist plot, Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Among the messages celebrating the news and congratulating the law enforcement that brought Tsarnaev to justice:

GavinDeGraw (@GavinDeGraw): Got that LOSER !!! Great job to the Boston Police!!

Kris Allen (@KrisAllen): Came off stage to hear they got the 2nd suspect in the Boston bombings. Glad to hear that. Hopefully there is some peace for Boston tonight.

Kevin Jonas (@kevinjonas): I knew Boston was a tough town but this was other level! #bostonstrong great work everyone involved you were in our prayers

Blake Lewis (@BlakeLewis): So glad Boston has found there suspect. This week has been stressful and I’m blessed to be alive. Don’t take anything for granted and live!

Hilary Duff red lipsHilary Duff (@HilaryDuff): WAY TO GO all law enforcement agencies aiding #Boston proud to be an American! Prayers and love for Boston

Ingrid Michaelson (@ingridmusic): I can not stop watching CNN even though no new info has come since the arrest. I can not stop.

Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson): Well I have been in the middle of nowhere hunting with Brandon and we came back to civilization and there is all this news about the Boston Marathon tragedy. What is happening to America? I don’t get it? It’s so upsetting. My thoughts and prayers go out to Boston and everyone affected by this tragedy. #letsgetridofthecrazypeople

Paula Abdul (@PaulaAbdul): THANK YOU Boston law enforcement and emergency services for your courage and unstoppable determination. #BostonStrong

Pop Stars React To Boston Marathon Explosions

Blake Lewis on Boston Marathon explosions

Pop artists are reacting on Twitter to the devastating news of two bomb explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, with reports of two deaths and dozens of injuries following the blasts. Included in the celebrity responses were reactions of Mika, who had been at that very location on Sunday, and marathon runner Ellie Goulding.

Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin): My heart goes out to all the victims of the explosion at the finish line. #bostonmarathon

Ayla Brown (@AylaBrown): Holy crap. #PrayersForBoston OMG

Blake Lewis (@BlakeLewis): Sending all my love and positivity to the people in The Boston Marathon bombing. This is just ridiculous.

P!nk (@Pink): Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the explosions in Boston.

Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding): Just heard about Boston Marathon. God I hope everyone’s ok… Awesome show in Helsinki but I couldn’t stop thinking about what happened in Boston. Fu**, why. Once again, anger and sadness

Bridgit MendlerBridgit Mendler (@bridgitmendler): Praying for those at the boson marathon today

Ingrid Michaelson (@ingridmusic): Boston oh my god.

Kate Voegele (@katevoegele): Thoughts and prayers are with Boston right now. So scary. #bostonmarathon

Backstreet Boys (@backstreetboys): We’re sending our thoughts and prayers to everyone in Boston today #PrayForBoston

Shane Harper (@TheShaneHarper): so sad… #prayingforBoston

Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow): I am just sickened to hear about the news in #Boston. My heart and prayers go out to everyone affected by this tragedy.

Drew Seeley (@drewseeley): God bless everyone affected by the Boston marathon bombs today. I’m just sick to my stomach. Just why?! I want to have faith in mankind.

Lindsay Lohan prays for Boston Marathon victimsLindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan): Sending prayers to everyone who was/is at the #bostonmarathon

Brian Mcfadden (@BrianMcFadden): lots of innocent decent people running the Boston marathon and lots for charity…. an understandable target? Fu**ing crazy sick bastards. Your bomb sends us all a clear message… you are cowards.

Jared Evan (@JaredEvan): I was just in Boston. The fact that this can happen unexpectedly is scary. What the fuck. Pray for those.

Rachael Yamagata (@rachaelyamagata): Love to Boston….

tristanprettyman (@tprettyman): Sending you all my love Boston. All my love, and prayers.

Kevin Jonas (@kevinjonas): Prayers go out to everyone in Boston. We all love you and we are praying for you

Nadine Coyle (@NadineCoyleNow): Life is so precious. I love you! Tell someone you love how much. Who knows when we will just have to say it to the sky hoping they hear. Xx


Blake Lewis Close To Finishing New Album

Blake Lewis 2013

Blake Lewis checked in with his Twitter followers (@BlakeLewis) the last few days as the ‘American Idol’ season six runner-up prepares to release his third studio album ‘Portrait of a Chameleon’ on a new label, Republic Records. The 31-year-old premiered the CD’s first single ‘Your Touch’ last month before its March 4th release on iTunes. Blake tweets:

I can’t believe it’s almost April. I gotta finish this album soon. Getting so close, I can almost see the finish line.

Had a great call about my song going to radio with my manager and Republic this morning. All positive! Can’t wait for more ears to hear it.

Happy Easter to all you good peeps out there. Hope you have an amazing time with your friends & family. Be kind, be cool, and be positive.

Lee Dewyze, Thia Megia, Blake Lewis & Elliott Yamin Cover ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’

Lee DeWyze

‘American Idol’ alums Lee Dewyze, Thia Megia, Blake Lewis and Elliott Yamin performed a cover of ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ by Gotye in Branson, Missouri. The four were in the city for ‘The Finalists Live!’, Branson’s summer show featuring 15 Top 10 Finalists from ‘Idol’ performing live on stage at the Andy Williams Theater.

After Lee’s gig, he told his Twitter followers on Tuesday (May 15):

Last night was awesome! Everyone killed it! Felt good to Play my new songs for the first time. Love you guys, I’ll be posting a video tonight!

Watch the performance via YouTube below.

Blake Lewis Agrees With Ellen DeGeneres

‘American Idol’ season six runner-up Blake Lewis is blogging about the first week of semi-finalists for this season over at USA Today. Lewis wasn’t impressed with the guys performance, though he said their song choices were better than the ladies. Blake also had supportive words for the show’s newest judge, writing:

Ellen DeGeneres brought up the sound of the stage versus the sound we all hear from the TV. I was really happy about this, because, when on stage, that room sounds so good and what I noticed from the girls’ night, the mix coming from my TV was just terrible. There was no music, just vocals. Did you guys hear it, too? Well, Wednesday night was much better. Finally!

Happy Holidays From Blake Lewis

Blake Lewis checked in with fans from the ski slopes, wishing them a happy holiday. “Be merry with your friends, and continued love and unity into the new year,” the ‘American Idol’ season six runner-up said. Watch it at Facebook.

Blake Lewis Thanks “The Best Fans Anyone Could Ask For”

Blake Lewis updated fans on his blog at MySpace (@blakelewis) on Monday (September 28), discussing some upcoming shows and other things going on as he prepares to release his second album ‘Heartbreak on Vinyl’ next Tuesday. The ‘American Idol’ season six runner-up writes:

So here are some of the things going on… My ‘Sad Song’ video is out and you can watch it here, and pretty much everywhere at this point. Special thanks to Ana Veselic who came up with a brilliant, and funny concept that I love and hope you enjoy too. If you do let me know, your comments and emails mean a lot to me. I have some new remixes that I’m loving… David Tort is the man! And wasssup to Roger Sanchez for playing David’s mix in his podcast this week on iTunes! Andy Caldwell also did a classic revamp, and wait til you hear what Jody Den Broeden and Chris Cox did with the song (sign up at www.blakelewisofficial to hear it first). The Blake Lewis Army was out and about on the Idol Live tour and handed out thousands of fliers, did you get one? Thanks to my army for looking out and even offering to buy me a new iPhone after I drove over mine in a go kart race. You guys are the best fans anyone could ask for…..

Blake Lewis ‘Sad Song’ Video

Blake Lewis 'Sad Song' single cover

Blake Lewis is out with the music video to his new single ‘Sad Song’, from the ‘American Idol’ season six runner-up’s forthcoming second album ‘Heartbreak On Vinyl’, in stores October 6th on Tommy Boy Entertainment.

The video was shot as a 1940s film-noir style story about the end of a couple’s relationship, highlighted with some 40s-meets-80s style fashion and video editing. The female lead is played by fellow ‘Idol’ alum Casey Carlson.

Watch it via MySpace below.

Blake Lewis ‘Sad Song’

Blake Lewis 'Sad Song'

‘American Idol’ season six runner-up Blake Lewis has released the first single from his second studio album ‘Heartbreak on Vinyl’, which is out October 6th via Tommy Boy Entertainment. Listen to ‘Sad Song’ at YouTube.

Blake Lewis Discusses 2nd Album, Tattoos & Michael Jackson

Rockerrazzi.com caught up with ‘American Idol’ season six runner-up Blake Lewis, who talked about working on his second album ‘Heartbreak On Vinyl’, going with more of a dance pop sound on the disc, how to deal with being identified through ‘Idol’, and adding a Michael Jackson tattoo to his collection in tribute to the late pop singer. Watch the interview below.