‘American Idol’ season three runner-up Diana DeGarmo phoned into WBLI in Long Island on Friday (July 2), to preview the ‘Idol’ tour. They also talked about her first single ‘Dreams’, how she and Fantasia Barrino both have ‘I Believe’ included on their singles, turning 17, dealing with fame, the freebies she’s gotten since being on the show, her hopes for an October release for her debut album, and more. The 7-minute interview has since been removed from streamaudio.com.
What’s it like to finish second in ‘American Idol’? Get the lowdown from runner-up Diana DeGarmo and hear details of her new single in a MSN Live exclusive chat on Tuesday (June 29) at 8pm ET. More details can be found chat.msn.com.
‘American Idol’ runner-up Diana DeGarmo performed her new single ‘Dreams’ on ‘The Early Show’, and talked about her summer tour with the rest of the ‘Idol’ finalists. Watch the interview and performance via CBSNews.com below the cut. (more…)
Pop acts on telvision this week include Avril Lavigne, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Monday, ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn’ on Tuesday, and ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest’ on Thursday; ‘American Idol’ runner-up Diana DeGarmo, who performs on ‘The Early Show’ on Monday, ‘The View’ on Tuesday, and ‘On Air’ on Wednesday; Maroon 5, who perform on ‘The Tonight Show’ on Tuesday; Alanis Morissette, who performs on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ on Tuesday and ‘The View’ on Friday; JoJo, who performs on ‘Total Request Live’ on Tuesday; John Mayer, who performs on ‘The Early Show’ on Wednesday; and Marc Anthony, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show’ on Friday.
Gwinnett Daily Post reports that on Saturday night (June 19), ‘American Idol’ runner-up Diana DeGarmo had a birthday bash in her hometown. There was an autograph signing, fireworks, and a performance by Degarmo in which she sang ‘Turn The Beat Around’, ‘Dreams’, ‘I Believe’, ‘Do You Love Me’, and ‘America the Beautiful’.
Star magazine spoke with Shelton DeGarmo, the father of ‘American Idol’ runner-up Diana DeGarmo, who hasn’t seen his daughter since October of 2002. Asked if he wanted a relationship in the future with his daughter, Shelton responded, “I certainly would like to be part of her life. But that decision will have to be hers; I wouldn’t want to be somewhere I’m not wanted. My hope is that Diana’s mom Brenda might let bygones by bygones, and that my daughter and I will re-establish contact. And I want to congratulate Brenda for all her hard work and dedication, without which Diana’s success wouldn’t be possible.”
Though many would think catty criticisms of her weight and clothes would be crushing at her age, ‘American Idol’ runner-up Diana DeGarmo put on a brave face for TV Guide Online. “You know, I’m not the skinniest thing, obviously,” she admitted. “It’s OK. You just gotta learn what to wear. But dishing or bashing my clothes does not bother me. As long as it’s not about my voice, I’m good. If I hear, ‘Oh, you’re a horrible singer!’ then I get a little miffed. But hey, if it’s about my clothes, c’mon, bring it on, bring it on!”
Diana Degarmo made an appearance on MTV’s ‘Total Request Live’ on Friday where she admitted, “I love Christina Aguilera, I think she has an amazing voice.” When asked which songs from Christina she would like to perform, Diana said it was “so hard to choose, she has so many good ones”. She eventually chose ‘Beautiful’, ‘What A Girl Wants’ and ‘Genie In A Bottle’, after admitting to the crowd, “I don’t think I could pull off ‘Dirrty’.”
TV Guide Online caught up with Diana DeGarmo before she lost the ‘American Idol’ finale to Fantasia Barrino on Wednesday night. Asked how she would cope of Fantasia won, Diana responded, “I’m so grateful to everyone who voted for me. It’s so crazy just to think that out of 70,000 people, little me from Snellville, the youngest girl in the competition, has made it this far. I couldn’t ask for anything more. At this point, we are all winners. Take Clay Aiken – Oh my gosh! He came in second place and he has such a wonderful following. I think I’ve done as well as I can, and I hope if people like me, they still do after the show. No matter what, I’m definitely going to be recording a CD. No matter what! I’ve wanted to be a singer since I was little girl, so why stop now?”