Thursday, May 24, 2007

Jordin Sparks won the American Idol 2007

Seventeen-year-old Jordin Sparks won the 2007 American Idol television singing contest on Wednesday, beating an older, more offbeat male rival to become the youngest ever winner of the coveted title. Sparks, who captured the hearts of viewers of the most popular US TV show with her bubbly personality and big voice, beat 25-year-old Blake Lewis in a contest that was decided by a telephone vote in which a record 74 million votes were cast.

The two finalists embraced after host Ryan Seacrest announced the result with Sparks, dressed in a long, flowing gold gown, having difficulty catching her breath."Thank you so much for everything - Mom and Dad, I love you!" said the emotional teenager, who along with the American Idol title will receive a recording contract.

In its sixth season, American Idol has grown from a cheesy summer talent competition into a cultural phenomenon that draws about 30 million viewers twice a week to News Corp's Fox network. About 100 000 people auditioned for this year's show, which puts contestants through auditions and performances that showcase musical genres ranging from country to hard rock.In its first five seasons, Idol has produced a list of successful stars from both its winners and losers.


It turned out pretty cool

On Wednesday night's show at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre, four of the show's five previous winners - Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Ruben Studdard and Taylor Hicks - performed a medley of Beatles tunes with the show's top 12 finalists.Backstage, Sparks could barely contain her excitement at joining the ranks of previous Idol winners.

"It just turned out pretty cool, I guess," she said, giggling and brushing back her long dark hair. In addition to transforming nobodies into stars, Idol has become a coveted forum for established artists to be seen.

Wednesday's star-studded event included performances by Gwen Stefani, Smokey Robinson, Gladys Knight and Green Day. Sparks, who is from Glendale, Arizona, and is the daughter of former National Football League player Phillippi Sparks, started singing as a toddler and auditioned for American Idol as soon as she could after becoming eligible at the age of 16.
"She sings so good it's hard to believe that she's 17," music legend Robinson told reporters after the show. "To sing like that you would have to have lived for a long time."



Sparks the better singer, Lewis the better entertainer

Heading into the competition's final week, many thought the show's top title was up for grabs, with Idol judge Simon Cowell saying viewers would have to decide between the better singer, Sparks, and the better entertainer, Lewis. Throughout the season, Lewis, a Bothell, Washington, native, delivered energetic performances in which he put an original twist on classic songs using a vocal percussion technique known as beat-boxing.

Following Tuesday's final performances, however, all eyes were on Sparks. At the end of that show, Cowell told Sparks that she had "wiped the floor" with Lewis and both he and Cowell on Wednesday's show predicted she would win. After the show, Lewis told reporters backstage that he had pegged Sparks as the next American Idol weeks ago."I feel great," he said. "I was trying to wear a 'Vote For Jordin Sparks' T-shirt last night but they wouldn't let me."



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Source : www.news24.com

Sunday, May 13, 2007

I Received My First Google Adsense Paycheck Today....

After several months with Google Adsense, today I finally received my first adsense pay-check of $553.87 straight from Google Headquarters located in Mountain View, California. I hope most of you are already familiar with the popular Google Adsense Program. For those who are wondering what adsense is all about, it’s a very popular internet based money making program by Google that allows me to display some of their advertisements in my pages. If those ad units are clicked or visited by my readers, I generate some fraction of revenue from Google. So thanks to all of my readers and visitors because it's your clicks on the ads that counts most!

I came to know about this “Internet Marketing” some time ago from my best friend, Shafi and it’s he who highly influenced me to use Google Advertisements in my weblog. Initially I was little upset with the amount of my revenue, but later I managed to triple up my Adsense revenue within few months. It’s quite an achievement for me since I wasn’t really into this “e-marketing” before. Now that I’ve gotten some good results and my next paycheck will be out within a very short period of time, I’m very sure that I’m gonna give this “Internet Marketing” a shot.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Download 'Minutes to Midnight' by Linkin Park even before release...

After 14 months in the studio, Linkin Park has set a May 15 release date for its new Warner Bros. album, "Minutes to Midnight". First single "What I've Done" hits radio on April 2; the band recently shot a video for the track in the California desert, directed by DJ Joseph Hahn.

"This was a year-and-a-half long process of really hard work and experimentation in the studio that yielded about 150 rough songs," guitarist Brad Delson told Billboard.com. The band recorded 17 tracks and is now whittling down which ones will make the final cut. "Not only is this album incredibly diverse, but the depth of the material is really strong,” Delson said.

But on May 4, 2007, 11 days before its official U.S. release, the album was leaked onto several peer-to-peer networks on the internet. I have already collected the entire album of twelve tracks and the album is just a mind blowing one. Here I am going to share all the tracks of this album. So just download these tracks from the links below and enjoy this album even before official release...

Track List and Download Links :
  1. Wake -
    http://www.mediafire.com/?7zdwfysmimu

  2. Given Up -
    http://www.mediafire.com/?6ww0njzczmw

  3. Leave Out All The Rest -
    http://www.mediafire.com/?2e2na4myx5u

  4. Bleed It Out -
    http://www.mediafire.com/?9w9bmoenitb

  5. Shadow Of The Day -
    http://www.mediafire.com/?bt6yymm0mgu

  6. What I've Done -
    http://www.mediafire.com/?7y2mq2wmz4m

  7. Hands Held High -
    http://www.mediafire.com/?5dzgmyx1bbm

  8. No More Sorrow -
    http://www.mediafire.com/?0ydxjyk4m9z

  9. Valentine's Day -
    http://www.mediafire.com/?bz3mynmtmqq

  10. In Between -
    http://www.mediafire.com/?5schb1yz5xy

  11. In Pieces -
    http://www.mediafire.com/?3udy1ydhmdd

  12. The Little Things Give You Away -
    http://www.mediafire.com/?dwx2dxpxmm9

Download all these tracks from here :

http://www.4shared.com/dir/2723592/c7f5ef12/Minutes_to_Midnight.html

- So download these tracks and enjoy listening them even before the official release date! But if you are a true Linkin Park fan and if you do love this album, then don't forget to buy the Original CD when the album is officially released. Because this is the only way you can prove your love to Linkin Park!!!