‘American Idol’ notes: Phillip Phillips, Adam Lambert, Lee DeWyze

For our Sunday edition of “American Idol” notes, we’re kicking things off with a subject that we like to talk about at least once a week given how essential it is to an artists’ success in the long run — radio airplay.

How’s “Home” doing? – In the wake of the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team, it’s already well-known that Phillip Phillips’ coronation single has received a surge of digital downloads — and this has also now transitioned into a great deal more play on the radio.

On the Hot AC chart where the reigning champ has made his greatest impact, “Home” is up to a new peak spot in #17 — and has also improved itself by an impressive 316 spins over last week as of this writing. The song has also managed to revive itself on the Top 40 chart, where it is now sitting at #47 with a jump of over 200 spins. It’s still a ways away from being considered a hit in this format, but Top 40 has become a challenge for pretty much every contestant from the show in recent months not named Kelly Clarkson to find success in.

Photo of a “glampire” – Ready for some fun? Just check out the new photo that Adam Lambert posted on his Twitter account this weekend along with this caption:


First things first, we just love the word “glampire” — and we also love the outfit. We’ve already talked a little bit about Adam’s upcoming appearance on the Halloween special airing this October, but what you should keep in mind is that he is set to give two performances during the show of “Trespassing” and “Cuckoo” — and he is also going to be doing some work with one of the show’s breakout stars in Lucy Hale.

Another Lee DeWyze performance – After featuring Lee DeWyze’s performance of “We’ll Be Alright” recently, we now have another new song to show off from the season 9 champ’s visit to L.A. Live — “Who Would Have Known.”

The style here is of a similar sort to what we have seen with many of Lee’s new songs, there is a certain folk sensibility to what he is doing here, and the storytelling in this song reminds us of some great Leonard Cohen classics. It’s another nice performance from Lee, and we’re excited to see what some of this sounds like with the studio recordings.


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