“Sweet Serendipity” is right. “American Idol” winner Lee DeWyze just got engaged to model/actress Jonna Walsh.
DeWyze met Walsh last October when she was cast for his “Sweet Serendipity” music video. They’ve been dating ever since.
According to People, the 25-year-old singer popped the question earlier this month while watching the fireworks on a private yacht at Disney World in Orlando.
“Jonna is a Disney freak,” DeWyze told People. “They were playing love songs on the boat and I got down on my knee and asked her. I had a speech prepared but it all went out the window so I just asked her. She started crying and I said, ‘Is that a yes?’”
The singer, who just completed a tour around the country, says the wedding is currently set for fall of 2012. He also has no worries that they’ve only been dating for eight months.
“When you know, you know,” he said. “We both feel that way. We don’t need to be together 20 years before we figure it out.”
Mariah Carey, Selena Gomez To Perform On Disney Christmas Day Parade Special. Disney has unwrapped the list of performers appearing on the upcoming “Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade” special. Joining Mickey and friends this year are Mariah Carey, Selena Gomez, and Jackie Evancho, among others. Grammy Award-winner Mariah Carey makes her return to the special this year, performing her latest holiday hit “Oh Santa” as well as her modern Christmas classic “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” Husband Nick Cannon serves as host from the Disneyland Resort in California, while Ryan Seacrest and Maria Menounos check in from Walt Disney World in Florida. Selena Gomez will appear to perform “Winter Wonderland,” while fellow Disney Channel star Debby Ryan performs “Deck the Halls” on the parade route. “Glee” star Amber Riley, who plays Mercedes on the show, will also appear for a performance. Opera prodigy Jackie Evancho will perform “Pie Jesu” from her debut holiday set, while “American Idol” winner Lee DeWyze will appear performing his version of “Little Drummer Boy.” Darius Rucker, Sean Kingston, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will also all appear. The Disney princes and princesses will join in for a dance, as will “Dancing with the Stars” alums Tony Dovolani, Kym Johnson, Louis Van Amstel, and Chelsea Hightower for a jive. Travel Channel star Samantha Brown will appear from Disney’s new resort in Hawaii and as well as their new Disney Dream cruise ship. Also be on the lookout for a whole slew of Disney costumed characters, including Woody and Jesse from this year’s “Toy Story 3” and Phineas and Ferb from the hit Disney Channel show. This year’s “Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade” special airs Christmas Day on ABC. Check local listings or here for broadcast times.
“Idol” Winner Lee DeWyze’s Album Due In November. After winning “American Idol” last May, Lee DeWyze is set to release his debut album later this year. While it was originally scheduled for an October release, DeWyze’s major label debut will not hit stores November 16th. DeWyze is wrapping up the “American Idols LIVE! Tour” where he takes the stage every night, performing his covers of songs like U2’s “Beautiful Day” and Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” which helped him earn the season nine crown. But the blue-eyed, 24-year-old Chicago-native has already hit New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville to write and record his upcoming effort. Set to feature about a dozen original tracks, DeWyze spoke with our source earlier this month to discuss his upcoming album. “I’ve been writing for months now,” DeWyze told our source. “Since the show was over, I got right in the studio and I’ve been writing on every song. I already got some songs done and I’m in tour mode and writing mode. It gets a little fuzzy sometimes, but I got off on the right foot.” DeWyze cites singer-songwriters like James Morrison and Jason Mraz as influences for his upcoming album, although he hasn’t divulged any of the collaborators he’s working with. Technically, DeWyze’s upcoming album is his third. 2009’s “Slumberland” and 2007’s “So I’m Told” are both available on iTunes and feature DeWyze’s first forays into dreamy acoustic pop. “I’m not trying to make the next big hit. Essentially I just want to make music that I love and that people will love,” he said. Meanwhile, there’s no release date yet for runner-up Crystal Bowersox’s debut. It’s also expected to be due out before the end of the year.
“Idol” Winner Lee DeWyze, Crystal Bowersox Sign Record Deals. The music business moves fast. Less than 24 hours after being crowned the new “American Idol,” Lee DeWyze has already signed his record deal. Runner-up Crystal Bowersox already inked her deal too. DeWyze has already been signed to 19 Recordings Limited and RCA Records, Billboard reports. Bowersox was signed to 19 Recordings Limited and Jive Records. DeWyze will share the same label as “Idol” stars Adam Lambert and Chris Daughtry, while Bowersox’s labelmates include Kris Allen and Jordin Sparks. First up for the two leading “Idols,” after plenty of press, is the “American Idol” tour, which kicks off July 1st in Auburn Hills, MI and wraps up September 14th. While on the road, they’ll likely start crafting their major label debut albums, which should debut in time for the holiday shopping season. Last year’s Top 2, Kris Allen and Adam Lambert, had their releases ready by November. Meanwhile, DeWyze’s cover of U2′s “Beautiful Day” is currently #3 on the iTunes chart, while his cover of Jeff Buckley’s “Hallelujah” is at #10. A duet with Bowersox, “Falling Slowly,” is in the Top 20 as well. The last season of “American Idol,” its ninth, had the lowest-rated finale since Kelly Clarkson was crowned winner during the show’s first season.
Lee DeWyze is the next “American Idol,” beating out Crystal Bowersox for the top prize and a recording contract. The 24-year-old singer performed a smooth set with the 8-time multi-platinum band Chicago as he wowed fans for the win. Bowersox offered a pair of songs with Canadian rocker Alanis Morissette, who showed up for a live duet on the final episode. In the closing tune, Bowersox and DeWyze performed ‘A Little Help From My Friends’ with Joe Cocker. However, enthusiasm has waned for the show, with only 19 million viewers tuning in to watch their final performances on May 25, the lowest rating since the show began in 2002. Even the crowd at the live performance seemed a bit jaded. An ailing Bret Michaels walked onto the stage to sing a duet with a formerly booted Idol contestant, and the crowd barely got up to their feet. Although, the highlight was a duet between infamous former contestants Gen. Larry Platt and William Hung singing the protest song ‘Pants on the Ground.’ A return visit from former judge Paula Abdul also got the crowd going as she bantered with Simon. Simon himself gave his final bow, serenaded by the full collection of Idols singing ‘Together We are One.’ For those who don’t want the action to stop, the Live Tour will kick off this summer with nationwide stops bringing the Top 10 finalists and their favorite songs.“American Idols LIVE!” tour 2010 will feature contestants Aaron Kelly, Andrew Garcia, Casey James, Crystal Bowersox, Didi Benami, Katie Stevens, Lee DeWyze, Michael Lynche, Siobhan Magnus, and Tim Urban. The road show will kick off in Auburn Hills, Michigan and will end at the in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on September 14.
Justin Bieber is at the top yet again. The 16-year-old teen phenom spends his fourth non-consecutive week at #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, but with a figure that’s not much to sing about. Bieber’s “My World 2.0” sells 60,000 copies this week, the second lowest sales number for #1 in the history of Billboard. It only sold a bit more than the lowest-selling #1, the “Dreamgirls” soundtrack back in January of 2007. At #2 is Lady Antebellum with “Need You Now,” selling 54,000 copies. At #3 is a debut from New York rockers The National with “High Violet,” selling 51,000 copies for the best showing yet on the Billboard albums chart. It’s the band’s fifth and highest charting album. In comparison, their last album, “Boxer,” debuted at #68. At #4 is AC/DC with the soundtrack to “Iron Man 2” selling 48,000 copies this week, which moves up from #8 last week. At #5 is a debut from the Jack White-featured The Dead Weather with “Sea of Cowards.” The band’s second album in less than a year, following July’s “Horehound,” sold 45,000 copies in its first week. The Carole King and James Taylor live set, “Carole King and James Taylor – Live at the Troubadour,” drops only two spots this week to #6, selling 44,000 copies. Usher moves up three spots this week with his album, “Raymond v. Raymond,” which features the #1 single “OMG.” The album moves 43,000 copes this week to land at #7. At #8 is 18-year-old Charice, who appeared on both “Oprah” and QVC to promote her album, debuting with 43,000 copies. Last week’s #1, Godsmack’s “The Oracle,” is down to #9 this week with 42,000 copies. Closing out the top 10 is a debut from As I Lay Dying with their latest album, “Powerless Rise,” coming in at #10 on the Billboard chart. It says 38,000 copies its first week. Billboard Top 200 Albums Week Ending May 29th, 2010:
1. My World 2.0, Justin Bieber
2. Need You Now, Lady Antebellum
3. High Violet, The National
4. Iron Man 2, AC/DC
5. Sea of Cowards, The Dead Weather
6. Live At the Troubadour, Carole King and James Taylor
7. Raymond V. Raymond, Usher
8. Charice, Charice
9. The Oracle, Godsmack
10. Powerless Rise, As I Lay Dying
Justin Bieber on American Idol Results Show ~ ‘U Smile’ and ‘Baby’ Performance. Last night on the American Idol results show, Justin Bieber stopped by to perform two of his hit songs. Justin started off with a short part of ‘U Smile’ and then dove right into ‘Baby’. The audience was packed full of young ladies screaming for him and singing right along with him. He seemed to connect well with the crowd, too. At one point, he leaned down to sing directly to a few girls lucky enough to be in the front row. It was cute. Where he really shocked people, was at the end of ‘Baby’. He ended the song with a drum solo! Judging by the frenzy of Tweets I was reading on Twitter, no one really knew that Justin could play the drums so well! Go Justin! Last night’s show also featured a performance from Travis Garland, an up and coming musician. As for the results… It was Casey James who was voted off American Idol tonight. Crystal Bowersox and Lee DeWyze will be advancing to the finals.
“American Idols LIVE!” Tour To Kick Off In July. “American Idol” is set to embark on its annual tour with the season’s Top 10 finalists. Beginning July 1st, the aspiring singers will be gearing up for an extensive North American road show. “American Idols LIVE!” tour 2010 will feature contestants Aaron Kelly, Andrew Garcia, Casey James, Crystal Bowersox, Didi Benami, Katie Stevens, Lee DeWyze, Michael Lynche, Siobhan Magnus, and Tim Urban. The road show will kick off at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, MI and will end at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA on September 14. Tickets will be sold from May 15. Meanwhile, the show’s special “Idol Gives Back” fundraising effort was able to raise almost $45 million last week. The money will benefit various U.S. and international charities, such as Children’s Health Fund, Malaria No More, Save the Children’s U.S. Programs, Feeding America, and United Nations Foundation.
“American Idols LIVE!” Tour 2010 schedule:
•7/1 – Palace of Auburn Hills, Aurburn Hills, MI
•7/2 – Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI
•7/3 – Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
•7/5 – Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, ON
•7/7 – Nikon at jOnes Beach, Wantagh, NY
•7/10 – Mark G. Etess Arena, Atlantic City, NJ
•7/11 – Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA
•7/13 – Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
•7/14 – Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, NH
•7/15 – Giant Center, Hershey, PA
•7/17 – Times Union Center, Albany, NY
•7/18 – Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA
•7/20 – Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
•7/23 – Jiffy Lube Live, Washington, DC
•7/24 – 1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, MD
•7/25 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Charlotte, NC
•7/27 – Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH
•7/28 – Thompson-Boiling Arena, Knoxville, TN
•7/29 – Virginia Beach Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, VA
•7/31 – Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY
•8/1 – Arena at Gwinnett Center, Duluth, GA
•8/3 – BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise, FL
•8/4 – St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, FL
•8/7 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TX
•8/8 – BOK Center, Tulsa, OK
•8/9 – American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
•8/12 – US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
•8/13 – Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
•8/14 – Shoreline Amphitheater at Mountainview, Mountainview, CA
•8/16 – Viejas Arena, San Diego, CA
•8/17 – Honda Center, Anaheim, CA
•8/18 – ARCO Arena, Sacramento, CA
•8/20 – Key Arena, Seattle, WA
•8/21 – Rose Garden, Portland, OR
•8/23 – Comfort Dental Amphitheater, Denver, CO
•8/25 – Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO
•8/26 – Qwest Center, Omaha, NE
•8/27 – Scottrade Center, St. Louis, MO
•8/29 – Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
•8/30 – United Center, Chicago, IL
•8/31 – Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA
•9/2 – The Huntington Center, Toledo, OH
•9/3 – Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
•9/4 – Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
•9/7 – MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB
•9/10 – HSBC Arena, Buffalo, NY
•9/11 – Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
•9/13 – Arena at Harbor Yard, Bridgeport, CT
•9/14 – Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA
American Idol Top 6 results have been announced last night and Sadly Tim Urban has to leave the Top 7. It’s not good news for Tim fans but according to results Tim had to leave the show. Its game rule so everyone has to follow it and on elimination show someone has to leave. We know it’s very difficult to leave a show like American Idol. On elimination show Tim Urban sang “Better Days” but his performance was not so much impressive and judges didn’t like it. This week Aaron Kelly, Casey James and Tim Urban were in bottom three and they had to wait for two hours for the results. So Kelly was safe for one more week but she will have to work really very hard. On Wednesday Annie Lennox was also appeared on the show as a guest and she performed live. The elimination show began with President Obama brief speech about aiding. He said, “To this year’s finalists, as Randy says, “You’re all my dawgs,” Yesterday Tim’s dream to be the next American Idol ended as he couldn’t get the audience support and received a few votes. For his singing he was constantly criticized by judges but in the and Tim said no matter if he couldn’t fulfill his dream but this show has been one of the biggest turning points of his life. Top six contestants are Crystal Bowersox, James and Kelly, Lee Dewyze, Siobhan Magnus and Michael Lynche.