Idol Wired >> The San Francisco Treat

Since I spend a good portion of my week in San Francisco, you can imagine that I was excited to see how the American Idol auditions went in the city by the bay.

In case you had forgotten, Idol reminded us that Adam Lambert had initially auditioned in San Francisco. Aw, remember the days when Idol would find ridiculous amounts of talent? (Psst…seasons seven and eight, I miss you!)

It’s not that the singers shown weren’t talented, it’s just that they don’t seem as quality as prior contestants. I personally was looking to be wowed by the contestants and that definitely didn’t happen during the San Francisco auditions.

What I appreciated about this particular episode of auditions was that more good auditions were shown overall. And of course there were enough sob stories to fill the hour-long episode, but being that this was the last night of auditions, I was expecting them.

I really didn’t have any personal favorites from this set of auditions. However, there were a couple singers that I am looking forward to hearing from during the “Hollywood Week” round.

Matthew Ness from Huntington Beach, CA had some amazing big notes during his audition. Steven Tyler called the 25-year-old, “a diamond in the rough.”

Stefano Langone, the 21-year-old from Kent, WA sang Marvin Gaye’s, “I Heard It Through The Grapevine.” He has a Bruno Mars quality to his voice. Very smooth vocal.
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Wait…WHAT’s Favorite 2010 Concert Moments

In case you hadn’t noticed, I am prone to attending a ton of live shows. I get asked from time to time what my favorite shows have been, and I figured I would pull some of my favorite moments from shows I attended this past year to share with y’all!

Without further ado, here are some of my favorite concert moments from 2010!

“If I Had You” — Adam Lambert, San Francisco, 07.23.2010

This was such an amazing show, I am happy that I was able to land a ticket so last minute! Say whatever you want, but Adam is an amazing live performer. “If I Had You” was one of the best moments of the night!

“Paint It Black” – – Siobhan Magnus, Sacramento, 08.18.2010

Siobhan has a voice to be reckoned with. Her performance during the Idol tour was nothing short of phenomenal. The last big glory note…chills.

“Send Me All Your Angels” — Kris Allen, San Francisco, 04.14.2010

This song holds special meaning to me, and to get to hear it live just really meant a lot. Plus, you really can’t go wrong at an acoustic Kris show.

“Home” — Daughtry & Jason Wade, Sacramento, 05.07.2010

I love Daughtry and I love Lifehouse. When Jason Wade joined Daughtry on stage to sing with the band, I could barely contain my excitement! To make the moment even more special, I was at the show with my Aunt Ruthie who absolutely loves Daughtry, and it was great to be able to share that night and moment with her.

“Missing You” — Tyler Hilton, San Francisco, 04.29.2010

My friend Karen hooked me up with a ticket to check Tyler out for the first time. Man, he puts on such a great show! While he was on the show One Tree Hill, he recorded a cover of “Missing You,” which was one of my favorite songs during college. I was very excited when he performed it at the show.

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Kris Allen Performs at Star 101.3’s Jingle Ball

I attended Star 101.3’s Jingle Ball this past Friday night at the Masonic Center in San Francisco.

Kris Allen (along with his bandmates Cale Mills and Chris Torres) performed an acoustic set for the crowd. In my honest and completely biased 0pinion, Kris has never sounded better.

His set that night included a couple holiday tunes that I brought back to share with the class!

Enjoy!

“Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”

“The Christmas Song/We Wish You A Merry Christmas”

 

Video: Kris Allen & Lifehouse Perform at the Masonic Center

Last night I attended Lifehouse’s “Smoke And Mirrors” tour with special guest, Kris Allen.  One of my favorite bands, one of my favorite Idols…as you can imagine, I had a pretty awesome time.

I brought back some video clips from the show to share!

The first two clips are from Kris’s set. I filmed part of the “Everybody Wants To Rule The World/The Way You Make Me Feel” mash-up . I also taped Andrew DeRobert’s guitar solo during “Is It Over.”

Enjoy!

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Maroon 5 Perform “She Will Be Loved” at The Fillmore

Heyo! Just wanted to share “She Will Be Loved” from the Maroon 5 concert at The Fillmore from the other night.

I am sharing this video in particular, because the banter before the performance is pretty funny. I love it when Adam gets chatty with the crowd. It makes the show that much more entertaining!

Check it out!

Check out the video source’s channel on YouTube. They have most of the Maroon 5 concert from the other night uploaded!

Alright, enjoy the rest of your Saturday night!

Video: Maroon 5 Perform at The Fillmore

Last night Maroon 5 performed a free concert at The Fillmore in San Francisco as apart of the launch of the new Windows 7 phone.

The show was an abridged version of their Hands All Over tour. They did a great mix of 12 songs. I have to admit that I was shocked that they didn’t perform “Makes Me Wonder,” however I loved hearing “Hands All Over” live. It was a hot performance!

Per usual, I have brought a gift to share with the class!

Enjoy Maroon 5 performing their latest single, “Give A Little More.”

As a bonus and because my dad loves this song, here is “Sunday Morning” preceded by the band intros.

Enjoy!

Both videos were taken by moi!

Joe Mac Live in San Francisco, 10.21.2010

I am completely unashamed about my continued adoration of one Joe McIntyre from New Kids On The Block. Before all my other boyband/American Idol/rock star crushes, there was Joe.

This past Thursday along with the very talented Emanuel Kiriakou, Joe played The Great American Music Hall on their three-day “One Man Show With Two People” tour. It was the first time seeing Joe do his thing solo, and I had an absolute blast!

Like I try to do at all the shows I attend, I brought back a gift to share with my blog!

Here is Joe and Eman performing the New Kids’ hit, “Cover Girl.” Enjoy!