Hey ya'll! First of all I need to say a huge thank you for making this a wonderful release week for me. Your excitement and well wishes have been priceless. I owe you big time for being so wonderful to me. It has been quite a full week and we are just getting started! I am having loads of sleepy fun. Hehehe...
So, a little recap so far...
I got to meet Flava Flav while I was doing an appearance on Good Day New York! It was so exciting. He was one of the sweetest guys. So it was the best way to start off my release day. By the way, Kelley made sure she got a picture with Flav too...which is so out of character for her and happens to be the cutest thing ever!
Then I met up with some guys on Sirius Radio. They have a show called OutQ with Larry and Keith and I don't know when I've had so much fun on the radio! I think I pretty much laughed the entire time. Not really sure if I said anything during the interview because they were so hilarious!!! Oh! Anthony Federov (AI Season 4) was also there, so I got to talk to him for awhile. He's such a sweetie and I love his voice!
I also got to go and be a part of a live web show called Strategy Room on Foxnews.com. I was on a panel there and sat next to none other than RuPaul! May I just say that he is a beautiful man! He was so nice to me...even though we disagreed on whether Heath Ledger deserved an Academy Award nod for the Dark Knight. (I think he did!)
Then my daddy came in town to hang out with us during the Associated Press interview and then take Kelley and I to my favorite spot for apple pie...McCormick and Schmicks!!!! Grandma's upside down apple pie people! My release day was almost complete...
We ended the night with a live video chat watching the first night of Hollywood week on Idol. I will have to say...there is nothing like getting to see what 80 people are thinking as it is happening. Sorry I couldn't keep up with everyone and answer all the questions but we will definitely have to do it again!
So...that was Tuesday! Whew...
On Wednesday, I spent the morning doing a very fun Satellite Tour...thanks Scott! That means I got to sit in a chair and talk to all kinds of cool people both on the radio and on tv. It was really cool to talk to all different cities while I was sitting in one spot.
Then I got to hang with the guys at Newsweek.com. I love how they thing outside of the box with their interviews. Fun for me!
After that, we jumped on the 6 1/2 hour flight to LA and went straight into band rehearsal when we landed. So cool! The band in phenomenal. Can't wait for you to hear them. Your first chance is Wednesday on Ellen! Have I ever mentioned I love Ellen?!?! I am so flippin' excited about going on her show...dream come true!!!
Then yesterday, I got to go do Grammy radio! I got to talk to so many fun DJs and even meet some people I love...Smokey Robinson (oh my gosh!), Eva LaRue from CSI:Miami (I love her...and her 2 gorgeous sisters) and the Jabbawockeez!!!! I love them! Then Kelley thought she saw Blair Underwood, but it turned out to be Wayne Brady. (She's gonna kill me for telling you guys that) He was really cool...I think he may have challenged me to a game of air hockey. I can take him! :-)
And today I got to hang out with two of my favorite TV friends, Kimberly Caldwell and Justin Guarini on TV Guide Idol Wap. It's going to air tonight and all weekend long so check your local listings.
So for those who asked what I was up to...that's a little taste. Sorry it's so long. :-)
By the way...I love you guys and I know that none of this would be possible without your help. Thank you from the very bottom of my heart!