If you are an American Idol fan, and I know you are out there … somewhere. The following
might appeal to you if you have followed and enjoy the show this season and you have some disposable cash on hand.

From an Idol press release:

NEW YORK, NY (April 15, 2013) – On April 30th,
AMERICAN IDOL fans will have a chance to snag their Idols Singing Idols ‘ZinePaks
exclusively in Walmart stores nationwide or at Walmart.com. This limited
edition package showcases a one-of-a-kind compilation of America’s Top 10
covering iconic hits originally sung by music industry veterans and legends,
packaged together with a 64-page fan magazine and exclusive AMERICAN IDOL
stickers, making it the ultimate Season 12 fan guide. Tracks on the 10-song CD
include “Yesterday,” “Amazed,” “A Moment Like This,” and “The Long and Winding
Road,” among others.

The 64-page magazine includes exclusive interviews with each of the Top 10 contestants, candid behind-the-scenes photos, childhood snapshots, fun facts, and even an IDOL quiz. It also includes a “Critic’s Notebook” space for fans to record their own notes on their
favorite IDOL performances, and special results stickers to be placed on each contestant’s page to keep track of the competition as the May 16 finale approaches. The entire package retails for only $13.88 and is being released by 19 Recordings/Interscope Records.

AMERICAN IDOL and ‘ZinePak have enjoyed a great working relationship over the years – past IDOL ‘ZinePak releases have included Scotty McCreery, Season 10 winner, and Phillip
Phillips, last year’s winner. Idols Singing Idols is, however, the first compilation the two entities are releasing.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering again with our friends at 19 and Interscope to showcase the
incredible IDOL talent,” said ‘ZinePak co-founders Kim Kaupe and Brittany Hodak. “IDOL is an amazing franchise that continues to produce superstars year after year. We think Season 12’s Finalists represent some of the best singers ever to appear on the show, and we can’t wait for IDOL fans to get their hands on this special ‘ZinePak.”

Fans can pre-order the Idols Singing Idols ‘ZinePak now at www.walmart.com/ip/23993589. It will be available in Walmart music departments nationwide beginning April 30, just in
time for IDOL viewers to start prepping for the May 16 finale show.


This Wednesday the five finalists will sing two songs: 1) the song of a diva; 2) a song from the year they were born. Some of those songs have leaked out:

Candice Glover: Straight Up by Paula Abdul is her diva pick

Kree Harrison: She Talks to Angels by the Black Crowes is her birth year song (1990).

Ever heard of RBI? Well it’s Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities and Scotty McCreery recently made an $18,000 contribution to RBI in Nashville, Tenn. Scotty played high school
baseball and is a huge fan of the game.

Give Scotty a couple of  real RBIs for that…