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Happy Taylor news.

Taylor Hicks gets some good news today. HitPredictor.com recognizes his pull on the AC charts (he’s up to #28 on MediaBase). Taylor also makes his debut today on the Billboard AC charts at #30. Finally, there’s another new interviiew with Taylor at Lagniappe Mobile Online:

His days of playing small, intimate venues filled with smoke and tattooed ladies screaming “Freebird- are almost certainly gone for now. With Hicks’ symbiotic relationship with a live audience, he feels the larger audiences will make his live performances even more soulful than ever before. “There’s more energy,” Hicks explains. “I feed off of energy; I always have. I’ve always been kind of a high impact/high energy performer. The more energy that you can create with more people, the better off you’re gonna be and the harder you’re going to work.”

“You know, a misconception about the ‘American Idol’ show is that once you’re off the show, you’re pretty much at the mercy of your own decisions,” Hicks says. “Once the show was over for me, I was working on my own terms. Of course, I want to go back and sing on the show, but it’s really up to you on how you create your own opportunities after you win.”

“I’m moving toward writing a little bit more for this next album,” Hicks said. “I’m excited to be on a major label because I’ve got a lot of people behind me. I’ve worked with some great people such as Clive Davis (Rock and Roll Hall of Famer/Arista Records founder) and my producer Matt Serletic. Both of those people were very influential in this record and helping me stay true to one vision, and that was to create modern soul music.”

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Movers and shakers.

Both Taylor Hicks and Katharine McPhee made some major headway on the airplay charts today. McPhee’s “Over It” enters the Pop Top 40 charts at #40, while Hicks edges in at #30 on the Adult Contemporary charts. Congrats to both of them!


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What the kids are sayin’



"I hate them all. The judges, TPTB, the blatant manipulation, the songs, the contestants, everything. I'm a die-hard Cook fan, but for the love of god, at least try to look like you're enjoying yourself up there! Please? Syesha was awesome but she ruined it by being completely shameless and disgusting. Yes, being on American Idol is exactly like the civil rights movement, except for the part where you're fighting to make the world a better place."



"All I can say after the disgusting display tonight of favoritism towards the mediocrity that is David A. - good luck trying to market and make money off of that kid, American Idol. (Not to mention good luck dealing with his father.) All the teeny boppers may buy up his American Idol coronation single, but they will quickly forget about him before the album comes out. And I shudder to think of a David A. album - song after song of unrelenting sameness and heavy breathing. Why they are pimping him for the win is beyond me."



"This show was simply a hot buttered mess tonight. And Jason "needs to be arrested for what he did to I Shot the Sheriff. But I hope he stays. He amuses me. "