Crystal Bowersox – Original tunes

More and more on the internets, I am finding that Crystal already has several original songs written by none other than herself.  It would be nice if these songs were already for sale, or an album to be had!  Alas, they are not yet available, but hopefully, in the near future, they will be.

This Yakster (and many others in the forum) are big fans of hers.  She is a “modern” throwback if you will, with the soul to sing songs from the likes of Janis Joplin to Melissa Etheridge, Bonnie Raitt to Alanis Morrisette.  I wouldn’t mind hearing her belt out a meaningful Pink ballad as well.  She is current, and quite frankly, too good for the AI amateur stage.  Don’t get me wrong, I am so glad she found her way there, and I really hope she can use this experience and platform to push her up to the stardom she so rightly deserves.  I am truly jealous of those who had the honor of hearing her play on the street.  She fills the gap for the young acoustic hippie that this tree hugger was definitely missing.  She is looking to have her guitar signed by powerful women, and I’m most confident that she should be signing it herself as well.

This coming week, Adam Lambert is the mentor on the show.  Now I know, there are MANY Lambert fans out there, (of which I am not one…sorry) but I gotta say, huh?  How is he even remotely qualified to be a mentor?  He has not even been off the show a full year, isn’t that widely successful (yet) and didn’t even win… So I really don’t get it.  This should be interesting, especially for an artist like Crystal.  What advice could he possibly have for her?  I guess we will see??  Just weird.  I will say I am very happy that Crystal continues to do her own thing.  She already knows who she is, the artist she is, and needs to change nothing.  Kara has from the start given her the wrong advice. Hopefully she continues to listen to herself, and even Simon Cowell has agreed.

Here is another treat, an original by Crystal called “Mama” – A big thanks to the Crystal Bowersox Blog who posts all these gems from her.  Would love to know if we will ever be able to get our hands on these songs.  I would really like to put them on my ipod to take with me on my drives and chill time!  Give it a listen, then come join us in the forum to let us know what you think!

Oh and… let’s throw some votes over to Big Mike this week as well peeps!  This wonderful positive soul should NOT be leaving this show this early!

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American Idol 2010

Well, American Idol 2010 is off to a, well, start.  So far I really haven’t been all that impressed with this years crop, minus a few.  (Which I have a feeling not many have, seeing as we haven’t posted much about it on the front page.)  I do like “Big Mike” Lynche, Lilly Scott, Lee…

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Anyone for Rat?

[singlepic id=179 w=180 h=260 float=left]Yep, you heard me right.  Two men from the British version of the show “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here” are being charged with animal cruelty after they decided to kill and cook a rat during filming.  Chef Gino D’Acampo and actor Stuart Manning were charged after animal welfare…

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Tiger Woods hurt in car crash

[singlepic id=175 w=280 h=180 float=left]Tiger Woods was injured in a car accident on Friday when his car struck a tree near his home, authorities said. The Florida Highway Patrol said Tiger, 33 hit a hydrant and a tree after pulling out of his driveway in his 2009 Cadillac sports utility vehicle. The FHP said his…

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Are you ready for the Race?

Now that Big Brother is sadly over, the forum is buzzing with talk of the Amazing Race! Come on and join us!

‘Meet The Contestants From ‘The Amazing Race 15′

Reporting
Jenn McBride

STUDIO CITY, Calif. (CBS) ―

My friend/co-worker/favorite two-time Big Brother contestant Diane Henry is one of the smartest people I know; she competed on a CBS show before her employment at the company prohibited her from doing so (and came pretty darn close to winning the coveted $500,000 prize during Season 5, too).

I, on the other hand, am deeply saddened to be ineligible for one of the best reality shows on television: The Amazing Race. With mega-producer Jerry Bruckheimer at the helm and jet-lagged contestants competing for $1 million every season, it’s no wonder the primetime hit – which takes viewers around the world from the comfort of their couches – has won all six Outstanding Reality Competition Program awards that have been given.

I recently sat down with host Phil Keoghan and all 12 teams competing on Season 15, which premieres Sunday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m. on CBS 2. From Harlem Globetrotters to professional poker players, it’s easy to see why these unique contestants were selected. Meet them all:

Maria, 26, and Tiffany, 25
Hometown: Arcadia, Calif./Los Angeles, Calif.
Occupation: Professional Poker Players (Tiffany was the last woman standing at the World Series of Poker Main Event in 2008, an honor Maria held in 2007)
Relationship: Best Friends
Most likely to: play the other contestants

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Big Brother 12? You bet!

CBS Press Release:

CBS ORDERS MORE “BIG BROTHER”

Broadcast Hit/Internet Sensation To Return for 12th Edition in Summer 2010

Less than a week before the two-hour finale of “Big Brother 11,” CBS is already making plans for Big Brother 12.  The network announced today it has ordered another edition of the hit reality series for broadcast in the summer 2010.

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Amazing Race 15 – One team eliminated before leaving the starting line!

CBS Press Release:

BIGGER PREMIERE, FASTER COURSE,
ONE TEAM GOES HOME BEFORE LEAVING THE STARTING LINE

CBS Announces the 12 Teams Racing in the 15th Installment Of The
Emmy Award-Winning Series “The Amazing Race” Premiering on Sept. 27

CBS today announced the 12 Teams set to compete in THE AMAZING RACE 15, which premieres with a special two-hour episode on Sunday, Sept. 27 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  2009 Emmy Award nominee, Phil Keoghan, is the host.

Contestants will travel one of the fastest courses ever assembled on the Race — spanning eight countries in just 21 days.  Season 15 also features the quickest elimination in the history of the series, sending one Team home before they leave the starting line.  Teams fortunate enough to avoid the surprise elimination and compete for the $ 1 million prize will face the “Switchback,” which sends Teams back to the site of one of the series’ most infamous Roadblocks, as well as a surprise appearance by one of America’s most beloved entertainers, a visit to the world’s tallest building and a spicy twist on a Japanese game show.

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