‘American Idol’ notes: Kelly Clarkson, Adam Lambert, David Archuleta

The weekend is here, and for our Saturday edition of “American Idol” notes,” we are starting out with something that is genuinely pretty shocking — Kelly Clarkson making a decision to cover one of the biggest rappers in the business.

Kelly Clarkson rocks Eminem – While at her show fittingly in Detroit, Michigan, the original “American Idol” took to the stage and performed the Eminem classic “Lose Yourself” — complete with a gray hoodie that gave the performance that much more of an effect.

Surprisingly, this actually turned out to be quite good. Most of the performance  was on par when it came to the lyrics and the intensity, and of course she completely and totally killed it when it came time to hit the chorus.

In case you’re just joining us, Kelly has a tradition of covering some of the biggest artists out there at her shows, and has now officially performed every genre from country to R&B to pop to rap.

Adam Lambert news – We actually have a few welcome details to share here when it comes to Adam, starting with the fact that his single “Never Close Our Eyes” has reached #10 on Billboard’s Dance / Club Tracks — proof that “Trespassing” is living up to its hype as music that you want to dance to.

Adam also arrived in Tokyo on Friday to do promotion for his new album, and shared a message that there will be another single making its way to the radio so:

“FYI- still finishing up single Artwork… When it’s done I’ll share! Can’t rush the creative juice. ;) thanks 4 ur patience.”

Considering that the songs are going to be featured on the upcoming Halloween episode of “Pretty Little Liars,” we are hoping that it is going to be either “Cuckoo” or “Trespassing” — though we also wouldn’t be particularly upset if he chooses “Naked Love,” either.

“BEGIN” ad – Finally, we’re going to close with an ad for David Archulea’s new album of covers “BEGIN” — which officially hit stores a little earlier in the week. With him gone for another year and a half on a message, it’s nice to see that his team is still finding a way to promote this.

To check out some more of the latest news regarding Carrie Underwood and Adam Lambert, be sure to follow the link here.

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