‘American Idol’ notes: Adam Lambert, David Archuleta, and Skylar Laine


To kick off this week’s edition of “American Idol” notes, we are going to be talking about a little bit of good news … and a little bit of sad news.

First, the sad – Based on some messages on Twitter and what we’ve seen around the internet, it looks like full songs from Adam Lambert’s “Trespassing” have hit the internet.

Song leaks are often a complicated subject to write about. Why? It’s understandable that some fans are excited about the chance to hear full songs early, but it also takes away some of the excitement surrounding the actual album release date.

As for how the songs actually leaked, it’s hard to say — but our guess is that in the process of getting the songs around the world for some sponsored promotional pushes, they fell into the wrong hands at some point. (For the record, we are not going to be posting any leaked tracks here — “Trespassing” hits stores in just over a week on May 15, so we’ll save our full impressions of the album until then.)

Now the good – Despite being away on a Mormon mission, David Archuleta’s representatives are making good on their promise to keep as much new music coming out as possible — including a brand-new album containing covers and original music.

The title of this album is “BEGIN,” and it will be released on August 7 (in exactly three months). This is David’s first release in America since “The Other Side of Down,” though he has released an OPM record in the Philippines entitled “Forevermore” since that time.

Stay tuned — we’ll have more on this album as soon as we actually know more.


Skylar performed on the show.

Finally, some news on Skylar – For those who don’t know, Skylar Laine will be on Monday’s edition of “Live! with Kelly.” We’ll have a video of the performance along with some details posted here as soon as they are available.

Update: Skylar performed “Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You,” and you can check out the video below via Mjsbigblog. Skylar is actually wearing the same outfit here as in the official photo to the left.

As always, check back soon for more “Idol” news!

Photo: RCA / Lee Cherry

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