‘American Idol’ notes: Carrie Underwood, Joshua Ledet, and Adam Lambert

Carrie's album comes out May 1.

For Tuesday’s edition of “American Idol” notes, we have a couple of videos for you — plus an Adam Lambert announcement concerning his new single “Never Close Our Eyes.”

Carrie talks “Blown Away” – We are just two weeks away from the release of Carrie Underwood’s fourth CD “Blown Away,” and with that it’s pretty fair to say that the media tour for the singer is about to blow up.

The video below comes from an interview the season 4 champ gave to Kmart, and she talks a bit about how she plotted out the creation of her album, one of her favorite songs that she recorded, and how she is already feeling afraid to ever perform this said song in concert.

Carrie also claims that the greatest honor that she has received in her career was to be inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, even more so than the ACM or CMA Awards she has received.

“Never Close Our Eyes” is here – Adam Lambert fans, rejoice! The season 8 alum’s second single from “Trespassing” has now officially been released, and now the hope is that it will pick up some radio play in the months ahead.

We have the song below (which was co-written by Bruno Mars) for your listening pleasure, and here are also a pair of links to by the track on iTunes or via Amazon. The full album will be in stores on May 15.

Top 7 preview video – For those of you wanting another tease for Wednesday night’s new performance episode, “Idol” has released a video below featuring all of the contestants talking about the “then and now” theme, getting to take on two songs, and also having the opportunity to see LMFAO and Kris Allen perform on the results show Thursday night.

While some of the comments seem canned, there are others that are rather appealing — including Joshua Ledet praising Kris and saying that he picked one of his songs this week almost immediately.

Now, we just need to find a way to ensure people vote for Joshua this week…

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