For this “American Idol” notes article, we certainly have a diverse crop of contestants to talk about. We have three artists from three different seasons, and all of them have news going on that is related to complete separate things.
Let’s start things off with Adam Lambert, who is going to be honored with something very prestigious at the 2013 GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco on May 11, as he will receive the Davidson/Valentini Award, given to an open member of the LGBT community who makes great strides towards promoting equality through the world of media. In a statement, the organization’s Wilson Cruz had the following to say about why the “Trespassing” singer is a perfect recipient for this award:
“Adam Lambert’s continued success as one of the world’s best-selling pop stars shows LGBT people that they can be themselves and make it in a mainstream industry that many feel unfairly rejects them … Adam is fearless on stage and astonishes audiences in every country he performs in.”
Adam has performed at the Media Awards before, and you can check out some of his highlights in the video below.
Jessica’s honor – Meanwhile, Jessica Sanchez is also getting an opportunity to do something rather cool: perform in the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday. She actually did some campaigning for President Barack Obama this past election cycle without even being old enough to vote, and on this occasion, she will perform the National Anthem for our Commander-in-Chief and countless children and their families.
Casey back on the charts – Even though “American Idol” may be down in the ratings this season, the following is proof that results shows are still a great platform for album sales … even if you’re not even performing an original song. Casey Abrams came on the show last week and performed a Beatles cover to go along with the week’s theme, but even with that in mind, his self-titled debut still managed to return to the Billboard Heatseekers chart in the #1 position. Now, for some more promotion, we’re going to share one of our favorite songs for the disc. Go buy it!
If you want to see what Devin Velez had to say online following his “American Idol” elimination, you can do so over at the link here.