So, I had some emails and a comment about The American Idol red carpet last night. I didn’t tell too much because we have video that’s going to be posted tonight, but I’ll give you a quick run-down. The carpet was fun, but I didn’t get to see either of the Davids (or any of the current idols) as they were in sound check. I got to talk to a lot of the past Idols, but not as many as I would have liked. It’s funny because on a regular day, I’ll interview all the top past idols like Jordin Sparks, and any of the other guys easy, but once you’re at their “event” I found it impossible to track anyone down from the show because it’s their time to shine and there was NO time for them to talk to anyone (tear). But I did get to see a lot of people: Carrie Underwood looked fabulous, and she wasn’t wearing that awful cape-ish looking thing on the carpet that she wore on stage. I’ve never seen Paula Abdul in person until yesterday and she was the tiniest thing I’ve ever seen. I mean, I’m short, but she has to be barely 5’0”…she looked great and was escorted in with her entourage. I didn’t get to see Randy, but we’ve talked to him a million times, and love him. However, I’m happy to report that I saw Simon Cowell and his man boobs have reduced significantly.
Here are the people I talked to and met, but don’t know if they’ll all make it in the video cut:
Jerry Springer (he was sooo funny)
Justin Guarini – (season 1 and actually looks SO much better in person than on TV)
Chris Bernheisel – This season’s Idol reject that did red carpet for Jimmy Kimmel (because of his threats he made to Fox if you were following that saga)
Arden Myrin – MAD TV
JD Robeto – host of American Idol Extra
AJ Gil – season 1
Hok Konishi – Season 3 So You Think You Can Dance
Paris Bennett – season 5
Kevin Covais – season 5
John Peter Lewis – season 3
Jasmin Trias – season 3
Chris Sligh – season 6
I went into the press room after the carpet and saw Donna Summer speak, but I typically tend to zone out during those things because press conferences are so cut,dry and quick…so not much to tell from the press conferences.
Stay tuned for the video tonight!