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Kris Allen Sings God of This City

Kris Allen Sings a Chris Tomlin song
Kris Allen Sings a Chris Tomlin song

American Idol never runs out of surprises, as usual the proclamation night packed in superstars like BEP, the biggest surprise though was Adam’s performance with classic rock band KISS.

Kris’s winning seemed to be unusual at first, but hey, he’s boy next door type, so no wonder. The performance of the final 2 seemed to give more favor to Adam, and I thought it was like giving more stage favor to Adam, who already knew for himself that he’s not getting it.

There have been a number of Christian American Idols who made it big on Idol and also who are vocal about their Christian faith, including Carry Underwood, Chris Daughtry, Ruben Studdard, Jordin Sparks, and Jenifer Hudson.

This time, another vocally proud Christian takes on the AI stage, as Season 8 winner.

Here is a couple of download for you, which includes Kris Allen’s rendition of a Chris Tomlin original – “God of this City”, and his winning piece “No Boundaries”.

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David Archuleta Crush mp3 download preview: Archie Crushes David Cook?

Crush by David Archuleta download mp3 widget

*This post is opinionated.

Why David Archuleta’s first hit single can “crush” David Cook:

  • Archie’s fans can’t wait for his big act
  • A sweet revenge for not allowing Archie to win on AI? ­čśë
  • It’s Archie’s first single outside of American Idol

This week, David Archuleta made a world premiere of his first hit single Crush on Z100 – New York’s Number 1 Hit Music Station. David Archuleta was having wet hands during the interview with Elvis Duran – the morning show host of Z100.

Crush has all the makings of a big hit. Here is why, it is been so long since America and the world heard and saw David Archuleta performing. The news that American Idol held back the supposedly Thank You concert of Archie in *Utah dismayed a lot of fans, thereby, increasing the thrill atmosphere.

Indeed, there is no way to make David Archuleta go head to head with David Cook. Both have unique styles of performing. In fact, both compliment each other. However, with David Archuleta now being a step ahead of David Cook in terms of releasing a record outside AI, one can’t really help but say David Archie’s on his way.

Download the mp3 preview of Crush by David Archuleta

Here is the YouTube video of the David Archuleta interview during the world premiere of Crush on Z100 New York.

Why Rolling Stone Magazine Shrinks Size

Zac Efron on Rolling Stone Magazine

According to Rolling Stone:

  • Most newspapers and magazines are shrinking size
  • Magazine stands are getting smaller

The world’s biggest music magazine is shrinking its size. According to a post at NYTimes.com, a new and smaller format of the popular music magazine will start circulating in October of 2008. Jann Wenner, founder, editor and publisher of the 41 year old magazine, says that from 189, 000, the single copy sales of Rolling Stone magazine dropped to 132,000 in 2007.

The drop in sales was less of a readership issue but more of a marketing concern. Most newspapers and magazines have already shrunk its sizes to a new standard, usually at 8 x 11 inches. This signaled bookstores, newspaper and magazine stands to change its racks to smaller sizes. Since the Rolling Stone magazines are relatively larger, they are shelved in higher eye levels, stacked underneath shelves, or folded in between racks, making visibility lesser and lesser.

Despite, the decrease in size, Rolling Stone is improving its magazine binding. The smaller format will be glued and not stapled. There will be glossier, sleeker and heavier pages than ever.

Rolling Stone maybe shrinking its size but it remains to be one of the most widely read and influential music magazines in the world. What is left for those who own the large format Rolling Stone are memories and nostalgia. Rolling Stone will never be the same again.

Wenner compares the old and new formats of Rolling Stone magazine