Kris Allen talks today's music scene and Chick-Fil-A with the Charlotte Observer.
He says he feels like pop music "is definitely not going my way" with artists such as Lady Gaga dominating the scene. "I'm not gonna get up there and do, like, an electro-beat kind of song. But hopefully, people can appreciate what I do as well. I just think that it was nice that (the show this year) wasn't all about how good you can sing. It was about what kind of recording artist you're going to be, and how well you're going to do in that respect." On feeling pressure to be a superstar, he says, "I don't see it like that. I see it as a chance to get out there. Now, because we were on the show, we're getting the chance to do what we want to do. Whether you're as big as someone like Lady Gaga, or whether your CD doesn't do amazingly, but you're still playing gigs and making music – at least we were given the opportunity."
And he talks about seeing Chick-Fil-A in San Diego. "I hadn't seen one in California yet, so I kind of freaked out a little bit. This one just popped up out of nowhere. I think (fellow Idol) Matt (Giraud) said, 'I've never been to Chick-fil-A.' I was like, 'What's wrong with you?' Ah, it was so good."
Adam Lambert talks with Out & About Nashville about not expecting to be embraced as he was in the south and other conservative areas. He says, "There had been areas in my head that I thought were more conservative areas, and the support has been unbelievable. So far in the South, I’ve found the fans have been wilder than they were in California. I mean... people are really enthusiastic and passionate down here. It’s kind of all hitting me all at once, that it’s universal, and that means a lot to me. That means I did something right, and I’m really happy about that."
Belated review and photos of the Tulsa and Little Rock concerts from Tulsa Today. They called the show "lively and engaging".
Brooke White talks technology (Twitter, iPhones, Wii) in a video interview with Switched.com. She tells the story about how she was performing "Let It Be" when her cell phone that has an upbeat song as her ring-tone went off.