Justin twittered that a North American tour is planned. No details have been announced. We’ll keep you posted as soon as we find out.
Aaron Kelly not only has ears, he’s got eyes — he’s a photography buff. He also got a word of encouragement from Simon after last week’s show. “That made my night,” he says.
But if Andrew Garcia’s not a soul singer, Aaron Kelly really isn’t. And he’s trying to do The Temptations’ My Girl. It’s not a bad version, kind of country — imagine Rascal Flatts’ Gary LeVox as a teenager trying to sing the song. It’ll probably be enough to keep him in the competition, but this is not at all what he needs to be doing — especially that weird little dentist-drill falsetto. And he doesn’t have the lung development yet to hold those notes at the end. He runs out of breath, and it’s sounds really rough.
Still, Randy says, it was 200 percent better than last week, even though it had plenty of problems.
Ellen agrees that he has more confidence. “The song was, I think, a little forgettable. … I wish there was a different song that you chose.”
Kara says he’s consistent and has control “for someone your age.”
They’re praising him with faint damns — they want to say nice things about Aaron, but they know it just wasn’t good enough to warrant them. Simon’s more straightforward. “What you’ve got to work out, at your age, what kind of artist you want to be. … We could have heard that audition 15 years ago, 20 years ago. … You’ve got to come on here, week after week, tell us, tell America, this is the kind of artist I want to be.”
Ryan asks Aaron if he likes Justin Bieber, and Aaron makes what could be a fatal mistake — he doesn’t respond. There are probably a million or two Justin Bieber fangirls watching this show right now, looking for an excuse to vote for Aaron (over, say, Tim Urban). And he just gave them a good reason to look for another favorite.
Aaron Kelly may have lost a lot of votes for trying to distance himself from Justin Bieber. They are very much alike and have the same fan base. They are both 16 and both have young musical backgrounds. Aaron’s popularity is also growing on Twitter. I found a clip of him when he was 13 performing in Nashville in 2007.
So who do you prefer? Aaron or Justin?
Ryan Seacrest & Xbox 360 are giving you the chance to win a trip for four to Anaheim, CA to sit front row at the Xbox 360 Presents Justin Bieber My World Tour show! PLUS, the winner and three friends will go backstage before the show, meet Justin Bieber and play Kinect for Xbox 360 with him! WAIT, THERE’S MORE! The winner will also receive an Xbox 360 console AND Kinect for Xbox 360 before it’s available in stores on November 4th! This incredible prize includes: round trip coach airfare for four, two nights hotel accommodations, ground transportation, one Xbox 360 console, one Kinect sensor, four front row tickets to the Justin Bieber My World Tour show at The Honda Center on 10/27/10, and a meet and greet with Justin Bieber where the winner will play Kinect for Xbox 360 with him!
Contest open to Americans outside Alaska and Hawaii only. October 17 is the last day to enter.
June 5, 2010 — Justin Bieber can be pretty sneaky! After his performance in downtown Manhattan, the performer packed up his crew and headed for a free fan concert under the 59th Street Bridge in Queens last night.
The concert, absolutely free to those lucky enough to win tickets was a huge event with over 800 fans getting tickets and many more who came to see if they could hear him by the gates. The security was tight, but the performance was hot. Justin Bieber rocked it out once again and gave his fans something to Tweet about on Twitter.com
Leaving the Big Apple with plenty of fever, Bieber ended his NYC sweep and will be in the United Kingdom later today to perform. Check out the video from the concert last night!
Second leg of the USA and Canada tour was just announced today:.
June 23 Hartford, CT XL Center
June 24 Trenton, NJ Sun National Bank Center
June 26 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
June 27 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
June 29 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
June 30 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
July 2 Moline, IL i wireless Center
July 3 Omaha, NE Qwest Center Omaha
July 5 Grand Prairie, TX Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie
July 6 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
July 8 Broomfield, CO 1st Bank Center
July 10 West Valley City, UT The E Center
July 13 Everett, WA Comcast Arena at Everett
July 14 Portland, OR Rose Garden Arena
July 17 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
July 18 Reno, NV Reno Events Center
July 20 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
July 21 Paso Robles, CA California Mid State Fair
July 24 Las Vegas, NV Planet Hollywood Theatre for the Performing Arts
July 25 Glendale, AZ Jobing.com Arena
July 28 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
July 29 North Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
July 31 Memphis, TN FedExForum
August 1 Lafayette, LA Cajundome
August 4 Orlando, FL Amway Arena
August 5 Sunrise, FL BankAtlantic Center
August 8 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
August 9 Duluth, GA The Arena at Gwinnett Center
August 11 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
August 12 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse
August 14 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
August 15 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
August 21 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
August 22 London, ON The John Labatt Centre
August 24 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place
August 25 Albany, NY Times Union Center
August 27 Providence, RI Dunkin’ Donuts Center
August 28 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
August 29 Syracuse, NY New York State Fair
August 31 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Arena
September 1 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
September 3 Essex Junction, VT Champlain Valley Fair
September 4 Allentown, PA Great Allentown Fair
September 5 Timonium, MD Maryland State Fair
September 14 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
September 16 Regina, SK Brandt Centre
September 17 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
September 19 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
September 20 Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome
October 19 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
October 22 Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena
October 24 Ontario, CA Citizens Business Bank Arena
October 25 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
October 27 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
October 28 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
October 30 San Diego, CA San Diego Sports Arena
November 3 Oklahoma City, OK Ford Center
November 5 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
November 6 Houston, TX Toyota Center
November 8 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
November 10 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
November 11 Cleveland, OH Wolstein Center
November 13 Norfolk, VA Norfolk Scope Arena
November 14 Philadelphia, PA The Wachovia Center
November 16 Boston, MA TD Garden
November 17 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
November 20 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
November 22 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
November 23 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
December 13 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center
December 15 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
December 16 Greenville, SC Bi-Lo Center
December 18 Miami, FL AmericanAirlines Arena
December 19 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
December 21 Birmingham, AL BJCC Arena
December 23 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
This is Justin’s performance in Buffalo back on April 15, 2010.