‘American Idol’ notes: Lee DeWyze, Jessica Sanchez, Steven Tyler

For our second edition of “American Idol” notes Tuesday, we are kicking things off with some rather good stuff coming our way courtesy of season 9 champ Lee DeWyze — a concert that you can check out from the comfort of your own home.

Lee’s new concert – Following the footsteps of another past winner in Kris Allen, Lee is going to be teaming up with StageIt in order to give a live concert that you can watch at your computer from anywhere in the world.

The “acoustic evening” will be held on August 21, and for more information regarding tickets and times you can head over to this link. Like with Kris, the proceeds for the event are going to be heading straight to charity. It’s a nice way to give back to a good cause while at the same time listening to some great music — what’s not to love here?

Jessica talks nerves on stage – We like it when we here singers express their own vulnerabilities, and this is what makes this new interview from Jessica Sanchez particularly endearing.

Speaking to The Morton Report, the reigning runner-up expressed that she does still battle nerves despite being a newly-minted superstar, and she is careful to acknowledge that her fans are putting in some of their hard-earned money in order to watch her perform:

“I get nervous all the time. I can’t get over the fact that these people  bought tickets and they’re there watching me, expecting a real performance. That’s the honest truth, that’s what they paid for. So I’m trying to give the best that I can. I always go up there with my whole heart and try to forget the fact that I have to be perfect.”

Sanchez is currently traveling around the country with the rest of season 11’s top ten singers, with the final show coming outside of the United States in the Philippines on September 21.

Steven Tyler talks “American Idol” gig – For the first time really since announcing that he was done with “American Idol” after two seasons, the Aerosmith frontman has spoken out about the job — and while he enjoyed some aspects of being a judge (as in the money and helping out young contestants), he wasn’t so much a fan of having to give biting criticism — which was something that was reflected in his critiques.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, here is what he had to say about this very subject:

“The show’s about kids and what you do to nurture their talent. They wanted me to ridicule] the kids and I don’t have that in me. That’s not what I’m about. That’s more about that other guy (Simon Cowell). Not me.”

To check out some more brand-new “American Idol” stories — including Carrie Underwood’s music video for “Blown Away” — be sure to pay a visit to this link.

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