And then there were two. After weeks of competition, we’re finally at the Dolby Theatre, formerly known as the Kodak, to crown the Season 12 winner. Kree Harrison and Candice Glover face off for one final time. One of them will be the first female American Idol winner since Season 6′s Jordin Sparks. In fact, it’s the first all-female finale since Season 3 when Fantasia beat Diana DeGarmo. Barrino got a reality show and DeGarmo got Ace Young ;) Who’s the real winner?
Each lady sang three songs apiece- Simon Fuller’s pick, their potential coronation song and their favorite performance. Even though Kree won the coin toss, she elected to go first. Silly girl. It’s all about the last spot. Minus the unnecessary Carly Rae Jepsen performance (couldn’t they wait til the results show), it was a solid night. Check out all the performances below and be sure to weigh in on who should win.
Scooter Braun must have Nicki Minaj on his speed dial. As Justin Bieber’s manager, he enlisted Queen Barb on “Beauty and The Beat.” He now has the 30-year-old rapper assisting another Canadian pop star. This time around, Carly Rae Jepsen is the beneficiary of Minaj’s lyrical prowess.
“Tonight I’m Getting Over You” hasn’t exactly blazed up the charts. Scooter seems to think the one-two combo of Carly Rae and Nicki on the track will dominate the airwaves. “Whenever girls do songs about getting over men, they seem to do really well,” he said. Someone’s been reading the Taylor Swift guide to pop dominance.
I’m probably in the minority here, but I enjoy Nicki and her rhymes. With that being said, I feel her addition to Carly’s track is unnecessary and doesn’t really give it new life. Don’t take my word for it. Take a listen below.
Who is Matthew Koma? Besides being Carly Rae Jepsen’s boyfriend, he’s a singer-songwriter in his own write. In fact, he produced three songs on Jepsen’s Kiss album. He’s now ready to step into the spotlight. The Interscope recording artist released the first single from his forthcoming debut album, Arcadia.
“One Night” is a sugary playful tale about a one night stand gone sour. DRAMA! It’s the type of electronic pop that just screams summer jam. At certain times, he sorta reminds me of Mika. Cameron Duddy directed the clip filmed at a small town fair. Duddy is a favorite of Bruno Mars. He directed “The Lazy Song,”"Locked Out of Heaven,” and “When I Was Your Man” for the singer.
“Growing up in the ‘90s, videos didn’t always have to be a high art sort of thing,” Koma says. “Sometimes, they were fun. And I always found myself more attracted to artists who had an element of not taking everything they did too seriously. I’m not one of the most serious people on planet Earth. The video was fun and felt good.” – Matthew Koma
Feel good indeed. In addition to playing on stage, Koma also appears in the clip in disguise. See if you can point him out. After watching the clip, you can clearly see why Carly Rae and him are dating. They definitely have very similar tastes when making music and videos. Watch it out below.
YES! I have already been beyond excited about going to Jeffrey Sanker’s White Party in Palm Springs at the end of the month. Now I’m even more excited!
On Sunday, White Party teased Facebook fans that today there would be two surprise announcements. Carly Rae Jepsen is the first of the two surprises and I can’t wait to see what the second one will be! Jepsen will be performing at the Sunday T-Dance which is such a blast! Last year, Melanie Omaro and Neon Hitch performed at that party. There’s no doubt the gays will be going crazy for Carly at this party. Such a great choice for the event. The other performers at the Sunday T-Dance included Carmen Electra, Icona Pop, and Willam, Detox, and Vicki Vox.
No Carly Rae Jepsen for the boy scouts, but DEFINITELY for the gays! Can’t wait! If you missed my post on all of the other acts this year, you can check it out here. Stay tuned for the second surprise act which will be announced later today!
Go Carly Rae Jepsen! The Canadian singer has just announced today that she has cancelled her performance at a Boy Scouts of America concert because of their ban on gays and she has shared her thoughts about the matter via Twitter.
“As an artist who believes in equality for all people, I will not be participating in the Boy Scouts of America Jamboree this summer,” tweeted Jepsen on Tuesday. She added, “I always have and will continue to support the LGBT community on a global level and stay informed on the ever changing landscape in the ongoing battle for gay rights in this country and across the globe.”
All it takes is one person to make a difference. Derek Nance certainly proved that old adage to be true. The former Boy Scout camp leader started an online petition at Change.org urging Carly Rae Jepsen and Train to speak out against the Boy Scouts of America’s anti-gay policy. The two pop acts were booked as headliners at the organization’s upcoming National Jamboree concert.
After receiving over 3,000 signatures, Train announced that they strongly opposed the BSA’s anti-gay policy, and that they would only perform at the Jamboree if the Boy Scouts end their ban on gay youth and parents this May. The “Drops of Jupiter” band’s stance shouldn’t come as a surprise given that they’re from San Francisco. After all, it’s a huge gay mecca ;) With over 10,000 signatures to date, Carly Rae still hasn’t responded. Perhaps, someone should give her a call… maybe?
Carly Rae Jepsen‘s new music video for her single, “Tonight I’m Getting Over You” has come out featuring Carly and another hot model love interest. The dance track, as you may already know, is produced by hit-maker, Max Martin.
In the first part of the video, we see Carly and her hottie boyfriend all happy and in love as they lay in bed together and wander around the city. BUT, when the beat drops, Carly’s in her “getting over you” mode and is not happy with her hottie. Instead, she’d rather sit in a bare room on top of an old television with him playing on the screen. LOL. Well, that is until they makeup later and perhaps it was another guy she was getting over all along.
It’s definitely more grown up than her last few videos and I like seeing her feisty side. I will say the shots where she and the model are jumping in the air with a freeze frame effect are somewhat out of place and interrupted the flow of the video. It looked like we were cutting to a GAP commercial or something. Regardless, both she and the guy look hot. Watch the new music video below.
Today, Carly Rae Jepsen‘s third single from her Kiss album goes to radio and it is “Tonight I’m Getting Over You”. When I first heard the album, this was one of my favorite songs so I’m so happy she’s releasing it as a single. In comparison to “Call Me Maybe” and “This Kiss,” the beat in this track is much heavier and dance floor-ready.
Jepsen sings, “I wanna smash your fears / And get drunken off your tears / Don’t you share your smile with anyone else but me / I wanna touch your heart / I wanna crash it in my hands / Make you plead and cry as you give up all the lies / We’re not lovers / But more than friends / Put a flame to every single word you ever said / No more crying to get me through / I’ll keep dancing till the morning with somebody new / Tonight I’m getting over you.”
I’m certain this breakup anthem is going to do really well and I’m looking forward to the music video. If you haven’t heard this song, or want to refresh your memory on it, you can listen to it below.