In the middle of this lovely March weekend, there is still quite a bit happening when it comes to “American Idol,” and this time we really are spanning multiple corners of the world in looking at some of the headlines.
Adam Lambert’s new remixes – We’ll start with a brief headline from the world of Adam, mostly because it’s always exciting to find out about some new music — even when some of this music just so happens to be remixes of his current single.
In a new post on his WhoSay page, Adam teased that an upcoming collection of remixes for “Better than I Know Myself” were coming out soon, and he also shared the cover to them below. We have no idea what they sound like just yet, but we’ll be happy so long as the infectious hook for the song is still there.
Archie’s traditional music – David Archuleta fans know that the season 7 runner-up has been spending a great bit of time in the Philippines as of late leading up to his departure for his Mormon mission. Before he leaves, though, he is planning to release an album of traditional Filipino music. Nine out of the ten songs below on “Forevermore” are in English, and there are also three “bonus” minus-one tracks in addition to the ones listed:
3. I’ll never go
4. You Are My Song
5. Hold On
6. Wherever You Are
8. Tell Me
9. Reaching Out
10. Nandito Ako
In full, the album should be hitting stores in the Philippines later this month. There’s no word on if there will be an American release, but Odyssey Music is selling pre-orders through their stores and online for people in that region.
“Idol” ratings – For those interested in seeing specifically how “Idol” is faring as a whole now that we are in the final live shows, the answer is “great, but not at the same level as they were years ago.” The show scored a 4.9 rating in the ad-friendly 18-49 demographic along with over 17 million viewers. While the viewer count was tops for Thursday night, “The Big Bang Theory” defeated it in the demo with a 5.1. (Translation = “Idol” is not the hit with young people that it used to be.)
Casey James on “Ellen” – Finally, thanks to Mjsbigblog for uncovering that Casey James will be a guest on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” March 21. Casey is on his way to releasing a new album, and he and Ellen were both a part of season 9.
Photos: RCA, David Archuleta