Diana DeGarmo checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@dianadegarmo) on Monday (February 16), talking about touring with ‘OZ: The Musical’ and what’s up with her new album. The ‘American Idol’ season three runner-up tells readers:
I am currently living on a bus in Beaumont, TX right now. :) I am out on tour with a wonderful new show called OZ: The Musical. In a nut shell, it’s the 2009, pop-parody version of the Wizard of Oz for the American Idol generation. I play Dorothy! The cast is young, hip, fun, and SUPER talented!!
…And for those of you curious about my record, don’t fret…… I am still working and writing. I have actually been pitching some of my songs to other artists from the road. It’s kinda fun actually! I am also in the works to do some of MY OWN shows out on the road after this tour is over. BUT there is a possibility of OZ to be extended, so I am trying to work BOTH my shows and the musical’s shows into the schedule. We shall see…..
‘American Idol’ alums David Hernandez and Diana DeGarmo performed the holiday classic ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ on ‘The Early Show’ as part of their Second Cup Café series before heading out on their U.S. tour. Watch the performance, aired Saturday (November 29), below the cut. (more…)
Diana DeGarmo, ‘American Idol’ season three runner-up, talked with Fox News Channel ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ host Bill O’Reilly about how she fell victim to identity theft on MySpace from a crazy “fan” in Australia, who attempted to extort money from her and was then arrested.
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‘American Idol’ season three runner-up Diana DeGarmo is joining the cast of Broadway’s ‘Hairspray’, playing the role of Penny Pingleton from February 7th through May 14th. “I’ve always loved Penny’s part because she gets to be fun and goofy,” DeGarmo told Broadway.com. “She has a real journey—she gets to blossom into a beautiful rosebud. The teen idol is also a fan of the show’s Tony-winning score: “Every time I hear it I want to tap my feet and boogie around!”
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Playbill.com reports that ‘American Idol’ season three runner-up Diana DeGarmo and Tony Award winner Melba Moore will head the cast of the upcoming national tour of ‘Brooklyn’. “Diana came in and auditioned for us, and she blew us away,” director Jeff Calhoun said. “Brooklyn is an 18-year-old pop star, and that’s what [Diana] is. You’re not going to do better than that! It’s very exciting. We have an ‘American Idol’ star and two Tony Award winners. And, Diana is a huge fan of Melba Moore. Melba was one of her idols.” Read more.
‘American Idol’ season three runner-up Diana DeGarmo performed for crew members aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) as part of a tour courtesy of the United Service Organization (USO) in the Arabian Gulf on Thursday (December 29). The nuclear powered aircraft carrier and embarked Carrier Air Wing Eight are underway on a regularly scheduled deployment conducting maritime security operations.
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A statement on Diana DeGarmo fan site DianaD.com reports that the ‘American Idol’ season three runner-up is working on her sophomore album: “Diana’s calendar will be somewhat bare in the coming months as she takes time to work on her new album. (No release date or further information is available at this time.)” DeGarmo severed ties with RCA after her debut album ‘Blue Skies’ sold only 150,000 copies.
Tyler Hilton and ‘American Idol’ season three runner-up Diana DeGarmo attended the Vote For Pedro After Party to Benefit Victims of Hurricane Katrina on October 2nd in Jacksonville, Florida. Check out pictures from WireImage.
According to Diana DeGarmo fan site FreeDiana.com, the ‘American Idol’ season three runner-up has severed ties with RCA Records. The site said, “For those who haven’t heard the news, RCA has honored Diana’s request to be released from her contract. We’re still figuring out what to do with the space and domain, but in the meantime, won’t you all join us in the celebratory Snoopy dance we’re doing right now?”
Raven Symone, Vanessa Carlton, and ‘American Idol’ season three runner-up Diana DeGarmo attended the Teen People Honors ’20 Teens Who Will Change The World’ at the Time Life Building on Tuesday (March 1) in New York City. Check out pictures from GettyImages and FilmMagic.
Pop Singer Is The Prize
February 22, 2005 – Annemarie Moody of The Arizona Republic was on hand as Vanessa Carlton performed a free show for Red Mountain students on February 16th. The concert was the prize in a Channel One News cable TV community improvement contest won by Red Mountain’s Reading Is Fundamental program, a reading promotion that involves high school students reading to younger kids and providing books for underprivileged schools. “It’s fantastic to be involved,” Carlton, 24, told Moody after performing. “It’s important for young people to realize they’re very powerful, and that they can make a difference.”
Vanessa Carlton Checks In With Forum Fans
January 12, 2005 – Vanessa posted a new message to her fans on Monday (January 10). Carlton writes, “I’m laying on the floor (on an itch rug) of my unfurnished house in NYC. Sorry it’s been so long. I want to thank the fine folk who still follow the site. I miss seeing you all on the road. I should be out again at the end of February. Did you all roast chestnuts and eats lots of pie the holiday season? I went horseback riding in Arizona. It was serious fun, though I did get thrown a couple of times which ended with a serious case of whiplash. Hope you are all well, and I promise to check in more. Peace, g’night. v.”