With the economy in a crunch, American Idol creator and 19 Recordings bigwig Simon Fuller has dusted off his thinking cap and is sending Kris Allen, Adam Lambert and Allison Iraheta on the stage together once more. Records don’t just sell themselves these days, after all.
Ryan Seacrest announced the Ryan, Rock My Town contest this morning, wherein fans of the Season 8 Idol finalists basically have to go to Seacrest’s site and demand that the threesome come play a gig on their turf. The city with the most requests wins the concert. (In other words, Adam Lambert theoretically could play in Peoria.) That said, the demanding doesn’t really involve much more than typing in your zip code.
Over the next three weeks, each of the three Idol alum’s records will be released—Allen’s on November 17, Lambert’s November 24 and Iraheta’s December 1. As Kris tells it to New York Magazine, the process of making his self-titled set didn’t come without a few hiccups:
Well, when you’re recording an album, artists have what they feel like is good music, and the label, they’re trying to sell the album. So those two ideas clash sometimes, but in the end it always works out. When you put the two together, that’s a good thing. You want the artist to have good music and a good album, and the label wants it to sell as well. Sometimes that was a little hard to deal with. I had to come to some compromises with the label, but it all turned out really well. Absolutely no hard feelings at all toward the label.
Ah, the dreaded “c” word—compromise! But, easy there, Kris—don’t go getting all Kelly Clarkson right out of gate!
At any rate, the 2009 Idol Summer Tour wrapped September 15. So this could be the last time you see these three together again. Ever.
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