Additional Videos of Asia'h Epperson

If you are interested in getting more information on the upcoming American Idol Summer Tour series starting on July 1, check out Idol Summer Tour for the tour schedule and venues.

Below are some more videos of Asia'h Epperson courtesy of YouTube.

Can't Buy Me Love Cover - Asia'h Epperson

Note: According to the poster, this is a professionally recorded music done by Asiah. Video used was taken from the High School Musical movie.

Kady Malloy and Asia'h Epperson Dancing

- Wow, the girls are having fun on this one.

Impossible - Asia'h Epperson

- Video image was taken from different sources by the guy who posted it in YouTube. Professionally recorded music by Asiah.

Sorry - Asia'h Epperson

- Video image was taken from different sources by the guy who posted it in YouTube. Professionally recorded music by Asiah.

A clip of Asia'h Epperson singing "How Do I Live" in Rockland County, NY

Asia'h Epperson singing "Before He Cheats"

Biggest Fan of Asia'h

- This is a cutey.

If Asia'h Epperson is recording as it seems like it because of the covers posted above then we may just see her come out with an album in the near future.

Note: A big thanks to a YouTube user named, SillyEarthAngel, for his/her work on putting up some of the videos above.

Asia'h Epperson and Danny Noriega Interviews

Asia'h Epperson and Danny Noriega are two of my favorite non-Top 10 American Idols. Below are some interviews of them together taken from YouTube.

Fox Interview Video Danny Noriega & Asia'h Epperson

Another Interview with Danny and Asiah

My note: Here Aisa'h looks stunning.

Sadly, it doesn't seem like Asia'h and Danny are joining the Idol Live Summer Tour. For my recent article on the Idol Summer Tour, check it here, Idol Tour 2007.

Tickets Now Available: The American Idol Summer Tour 2008

Idol Summer Tour Tickets for this summer’s “American Idols Live! Tour” is now available. According to American Idol series creator Simon Fuller and concert promotion company AEG Live, the Idol tour will feature the TV show’s Top 10 contestants.

It will begin on the 1st of July at Glendale, Arizona and end in September in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It has a total of 50 stops with a concert in Toronto included. This is the only Canadian stop of the tour. Sorry, Vancouverites and Albertans. There's actually a show in Seattle so Vancouverites can go there. It's only around 2 hours drive anyway.

For your convenience, you can click on the American Idol Summer Tour banners for ticket information and more details.

Below is the current schedule list and venue:

July 1 Glendale, AZ Arena
July 2 San Diego, CA San Diego Sports Arena
July 3 Fresno, CA SaveMart Center
July 5 Las Vegas, NV Thomas & Mack Center
July 7 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
July 8 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion at San Jose
July 9 Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena
July 11 Portland, OR Rose Garden
July 12 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
July 14 West Valley City, UT The "E" Center
July 15 West Valley City, UT The "E" Center
July 18 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
July 19 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
July 20 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
July 22 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse
July 23 Cincinnati, OH US Bank Arena
July 24 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
July 26 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
July 27 Rochester, NY BlueCross Arena
July 29 Pittsburgh, PA Mellon Arena
July 30 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
July 31 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
August 2 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
August 4 Long Island, NY Nassau Coliseum
August 5 Long Island, NY Nassau Coliseum
August 6 Albany, NY Times Union Center
August 8 Hartford, CT XL Center
August 9 Worcester, MA DCU Center
August 10 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Center
American Idol Season 7August 12 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
August 13 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
August 14 Washington DC Verizon Center
August 16 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
August 17 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
August 18 Duluth, GA Arena at Gwinnett Center
August 20 Sunrise, FL BankAtlantic Center
August 21 Tampa, FL St Pete Times Forum
August 24 Houston, TX Toyota Center
August 25 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
August 26 Bossier City, LA CenturyTel Center
August 28 Oklahoma City, OK Ford Center
August 29 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
August 30 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
August 31 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
September 2 Green Bay, WI Resch Center
September 3 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
September 4 Cleveland, OH Wolstein Center
September 6 Bridgeport, CT Arena at Harbor Yard
September 7 Providence, RI Dunkin Donuts Center
September 8 Wilkes Barre, PA Wachovia Arena
September 10 Ft. Wayne, IN Allen County Memorial Coliseum
September 11 Evansville, IN Roberts Stadium
September 13 Tulsa, OK BOK Center

Yes, Asia'h Epperson fans, it was said that only the top 10 are performing. Too bad, Aisah and the other Top 24 contestants are not part of the tour. Oh, well.

Joplin Municipality Airport

Summer time is fast approaching. It only means one thing, travel season. Yeah, I know that gas price is sky high, so much of the Asia'h Epperson folks here, may just stay put at home and read this blog or watch TV. But, for those contemplating on visiting Joplin for a little rest and recreation, and is contemplating on flying to the Joplin area, here's a little something about the Joplin Municipality Ariport.

JLN is owned and operated by the City of Joplin. Located in southwestern Missouri, it serves the commercial, military, cargo, general aviation, and corporate aviation needs of the area.

The Joplin Airport provides all of the services of a large airport with daily non-stop service to Kansas City International Airport, yet with many conveniences travelers are seeking. As gas prices continue to increase, flying Joplin offers travelers a cost savings in comparison of driving to other airports to make connections. Plus, in Joplin there is no fee for parking and the check in and security procedures are much more convenient.

With service provided through Mesa Air Group, 2005 Top Regional Air Service Provider, traveling to Kansas City, a major hub in the Midwest, is convenient and affordable.

Four daily roundtrip flights are offered to Kansas City International Airport. Joplin’s flight schedules allow travelers to leave home in the morning and return to sleep in their own bed that same day.

In addition, the two Joplin Airport Industrial Parks house many locally-owned, regional and national manufacturing industries offering great location and opportunity.

When you have the time, put it in your travel list. It should be a fun place to visit.

David Archuleta and the Stage Dad Rumor

I am one who happens to think that the rumors on his dad affected people's vote on this season's American Idol. I, for one, thought that it gave other people the chance to "not like" the sweet faced young kid.

The rumors started when Naomi Judd who was a judge from a show (Star Search) where David previously was a contestants was reported to have said that the dad [Jeff Archuleta] was "the worst stage dad". This was then followed by reports that his father was banned from the backstage of the American Idol show for having a hand on the change in the lyrics of the song "Stand by Me" that David sang causing AI producers additional money in song rights, whatever.

Somehow, the banning by AI, corroborated (in people's mind) and made it look that the dad was somehow "evil". In a way, giving David a bad publicity and making people pause and think before voting for him. I would think people (especially the older folks) stopped and wonder, "If I vote for David A, would I be rewarding the dad too, Hmmmm..."

It's a Shame
I like the Archuleta kid. I thought he gave the better performance in the finale. It's a shame as the rumor affected his votes (I think). The rumor was certainly a distraction but is David's dad really a stage dad? or was it circulated just to give American Idol additional drama, other juicy and newsworthy "scandal".

I don't think David will grow up the way he has shown to us if not because of his parent's upbringing. David has been sweet, humble and full of enthusiasm. Give that credit to the parents for a good upbringing. The father and son relationship is one of the best type of relationship in the world. In my view, the dad was misunderstood. David seems to be unmindful of the all the talks about his dad. Good for him.

Below are some reactions from David Archuleta himself:
"I heard one thing where [my dad, Jeff] refused to give me water or something like that and that’s the weirdest thing," the American Idol runner-up said Friday in a conference call with reporters. "I mean, I am 17 and you know, if I want water, I am pretty sure I would just go get it anyway."

"He understood that I didn’t like to hear anything going on in the news about me, good or bad, because I didn’t want it to distract me or let it go to my head or anything like that because I just wanted to stay myself as I was at the beginning of the competition before all this happened,"

In the end, good thing American Idol is now over, we can now see who among this crop of talented contestants will go on and have great singing (or showbiz) careers. Kudos to all contestants and the Top 24: David Cook, David Archuleta, Syesha Mercado, Amanda Overmyer, Carlie Smithson, David Hernandez, Jason Castro, Ramiel Malubay, Kristie Lee Cook, Michael Johns, Alaina Whitaker, Alexandria Lushington, Amy Davis, Colton Berry, Danny Noriega, Garrett Haley, Jason Yeager, Joanne Borgella, Kady Malloy, Luke Menard, Robbie Carrico, Brooke White, Chakizee, of course, Asia'h Epperson.

To Luke Menard of Idol Season 7: Get Well Soon!

Luke Menard is one of AI Season 7's Top 24 contestant along with Asia'h Epperson.

Recently, in the news, the former American Idol contestant has been reported to have Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of cancer. Luke’s acapella group Chapter 6 put out a statement that he has a very curable cancer and is in good spirits. The group made it clear to his fans that “the prognosis is good.”

Now, I don't know what Hodgkin's lymphoma is, but according to wikipedia,

Hodgkin's lymphoma, also known as Hodgkin's disease, is a type of lymphoma first described by Thomas Hodgkin in 1832. Hodgkin's lymphoma is characterized clinically by the orderly spread of disease from one lymph node group to another and by the development of systemic symptoms with advanced disease. Pathologically, the disease is characterized by the presence of Reed-Sternberg cells. Hodgkin's lymphoma was one of the first cancers to be cured by radiation. Later it was one of the first to be cured by combination chemotherapy. The cure rate is about 93%, making it one of the most curable forms of cancer—if it is detected in the early stages. Later-stage cancers show a significantly worse prognosis[1].

Luke, this small community of Asia'h Epperson fans wish you well. You get well soon!

You will be in our prayers.

On David vs David: My Thoughts on AI Season 7 Final

Back to blogging again! I love it when I take some time off for myself and rejuvenate for a while. It keeps you fresh and ready for the next wave of things to come.

On David vs David
Yesterday's show crowned the "Cook" as the new American Idol. Good thing for him. He has shown himself as a really good performer and crowd pleaser. I loved his rendition of the "Billie Jean" song. In my opinion, that's his best performance on the entire show. For the "Archuleta" kid, he will always be a star. His personality is often times dull as he's always nervous and speechless whenever he gets to talk to Ryan after a performance. But I think he will go far and be able to leverage his runner up performance on this season's AI. Hey, the kid can really sing. Hollywood can easily do a personality makeover on this boy.

I'm a bit surprised about the result. Are you?
Going into Tuesday, Archuleta is, of course the clear favorite. I guess for the whole season, he's the clear favorite, as for sure, he'll get the vote of the tweens and the teen crowd. I was actually routing for the "Cook" at this point as I think he's the more commercial whom I think has the better chance of selling more albums than Archuleta.

The "finale" night was a different story though as I saw Archuleta giving all his best and really showing that he wanted to win it. I thought it was his night and he won it handily, to quote Simon, by a knockout. I just didn't sense in Cook's performance that night that he truly wanted to win the competition. He did a fine job but I wasn't blown away. So from wanting to see Cook win, I went out for Archuleta. I thought he deserved to win more than Cook based on their final performance.

And David Cook Wins it!
I was definitely surprised when I learned that Cook won. He's definitely a good singer, no doubt about that, but I was basing my opinion on the last performance as I thought Archuleta clearly came out as the winner on that one. Well, we always never know how things really work. Other people will have their own opinion and I respect that. America has voted and by a clear margin of 12 million votes that went for David Cook. I wonder if many people were turned off by Archuleta's dad that's why they didn't vote for him. We can only wonder.

So, a big congratulation to David Cook!!! Season 7's American Idol winner. All yeah fans of Asia'h Epperson, let's clap our hands.