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American Idol News – Bucky Covington Gets Record Deal, Mandisa Writing Book, Kellie Pickler In Hockey Brawl

January 04, 2007 12:41 AM by Joe Reality

Alabama might be famous for producing American Idols, but Tennessee seems to be the state where they come to live after Idol.  From American Idol 4, Carrie Underwood, Bo Bice, Scott Savol, & Jessica Sierra all settled in the Nashville, Tennessee area.  From American Idol 5, Bucky Convington, Mandisa Hundley (already a resident before Idol), and Kellie Pickler all now call Tennessee home.

Bucky Covington has become the latest American Idol 5 finalist to sign a record deal.  According to the USA Today’s Idol Chatter Blog, Bucky Covington has signed with Lyric Street Records in Nashville, Tennessee.  Bucky’s debut single “A Different World” is scheduled to be released to country radio on January 16, 2007, and his debut album is scheduled for release on April 17, 2007.  Lyric Street Records is also the label of American Idol 2 finalist Josh Gracin. 

Mandisa also recently signed a record deal with a Nashville based Christian label and is currently working on a book.  The Tennessean reports that Mandisa doubted God after losing on American Idol, but writing a book helped her realize that God had already provided her everything she needs.  The book is going to be called IDOLeyes and will address Mandisa’s food addiction and derogatory comments made about her weight by Simon Cowell. 

The Tennessean also reported that Kelly Pickler became involved in a hockey brawl.  According to entertainment columnist Beverly Keel, Kelly Pickler attended a Nashville Predators hockey game on Saturday.  After the game, Pickler joined Predators Jordin Tootoo and Scottie Upshall at a Nashville bar called the Tin Roof.  After Pickler did a handstand in an attempt to cure hiccups, a pretend hockey fight started.  Pickler ended up on the bottom of the pile, which resulted in a knot on her forehead. 

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7 Responses to “American Idol News – Bucky Covington Gets Record Deal, Mandisa Writing Book, Kellie Pickler In Hockey Brawl”

  1. Kath Says:
    January 4th, 2007 at 11:42 am

    Good for Bucky and Mandisa! I hope Bucky does well. He was very entertaining to watch at the AI concert this past summer and I enjoyed him in person much more than on TV.

    I always felt Mandisa was kicked off early because she was a threat to Katharine McPhee. She is fantastic and I hope she does well also. I would by her CD.

    Kellie? Please. What a waste of time and space. She has no talent, fakes the whole “dumb southern blonde” thing, and did not deserve a record contract. It was painful listening to her at the AI concert. I hope her 15 minutes of fame end soon!

  2. joyce Says:
    January 4th, 2007 at 9:57 pm

    Hey I like Kellie Pickler

  3. Donna Lane Says:
    January 5th, 2007 at 5:16 am

    How DARE that shallow ungrateful whale Mandisa doubt God when she lost? Did she not realize it was already a miracle that a no-talent like herself had gotten in the contest at all?? Of course the rest of us thought it must have been Satan who helped her since she verabally assaulted our ears with that terrible singing every week, not to mention having to look at her.

    She is using Jesus to score a book deal- how pathetic! She’ll get what is coming to her- I hope she rots in hell where she belongs!!

  4. Jimmy Says:
    January 6th, 2007 at 11:27 am

    Mandisa was booted off before Katharine because Katharine was much more popular with the voters. Enough with the conspiracy theories.

  5. note to donna lane who typed/said Says:
    January 7th, 2007 at 1:41 pm

    How DARE that shallow ungrateful whale Mandisa doubt God when she lost? Did she not realize it was already a miracle that a no-talent like herself had gotten in the contest at all?? Of course the rest of us thought it must have been Satan who helped her since she verabally assaulted our ears with that terrible singing every week, not to mention having to look at her.

    She is using Jesus to score a book deal- how pathetic! She’ll get what is coming to her- I hope she rots in hell where she belongs!!

    Posted by: Donna Lane | January 05, 2007 at 05:16 AM
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    Guess you really have God and/or Jesus in your heart, now dontcha Donna Lane? Pot/kettle/black – go check out the mirror! Very nasty post you made and why? Is it a color thing with you? *Very curious*……c’mon back and duke it out here Donna Lane – some of us would LOVE to see/hear/read your response.

    Signed: Just another Mom…..

  6. Steph Says:
    January 8th, 2007 at 5:47 pm

    i think mandisa is beautiful, and i’m glad shes got a record deal and a book coming out! God bless her!

    i hate kellie.. shes so lame and fake..

    good for bucky! he was so fun to watch, and had a good voice =)

  7. Bianca Says:
    April 16th, 2007 at 10:03 pm

    i hate kellie- she is so stupid! why would anyone waste their time to be around her? And why the hell would you do handstands in the middle of a bar- so she can get all the attention with her new boobs- that’s why! what a joke! she doesn’t deserve a record deal, she’s a poor excuse for a singer! she needs to go back to sonic where she came from!

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