Sunday, May 31, 2009

Fontana Announces Michael Johns Hold Back My Heart Release

Click on the speaker to hear "Heart On My Sleeve"!

Here's what the ad for Michael Johns' debut album Hold Back My Heart looked in the Fontana new release book for 6-23-09. After a wait that seemed like forever, his album release date is so close now you can almost reach out and touch it. Seeing the announcement from Fontana makes it seem so much more real.

Since Michael was kind enough to offer a slideshow for his fans to post on our pages to go along with the album and single release, I decided to use the same program to add pics from the Fontana website annoucement and share them with you.

I didn't realize that the slideshow Michael provided his fans included the single "Heart On My Sleeve" in its entirety until I went back to that site to make this slideshow for the Fontana news. I wrote about the slideshow in my last blog, added it to three different blogs, MySpace, Facebook, and Twittered about it, but never knew how special this little gadget was. How embarrassing not knowing what you've spent so much time posting. I was happy just having the pics.

I would've screamed that same news from the highest hilltops if I'd known the single was attached. For those of you that didn't add the slideshow to your page because I didn't tell you it included the single, you can still find the embed code for the picture widget at the following link. When you get yours, be sure you click on the little speaker and listen to "Heart On My Sleeve".

Follow the link below:

Friday, May 29, 2009

Add Michael Johns Slideshow To Your Profile!

Visit to make your own!

Yummy stuff folks! There's so much going on with Michael Johns these days, it's almost hard to keep up, but I'll try. Our heretofore, virtually web silent guy has gone totally techie on us!

He's had his MySpace and Facebook accounts for quite some time now, and he's the only reason I have either one, but that's not what I'm here to tell you about. I think there are a lot of us fans that didn't have any use for those types of accounts until we needed a place to keep up with Michael's videos and music.

Not long ago, Michael joined Twitter and has already Tweeted 104 times!!! Shocking stuff for those of us who waited for so long to hear anything from him directly. Yes, there were news interviews and appearances from which we could draw the news, but it's not the same as hearing it directly from a star to his fans.

Then those of us who didn't pass out from disbelief were treated to an HOUR long chat with Michael yesterday on his new Stickam page. It was so nice getting to speak with him privately with over 6000 other people there for the chat.

Can you imagine trying to answer 6000+ questions all being thrown at you at once? And that was just the beginning. Most of us asked almost every question we'd stored up since we first saw him grace the American Idol stage. The poor guy was dizzy watching all of those questions fly by. Our superstar made it through that hour like the champion he is, but I must admit, I didn't think we'd be hearing from him so soon after the wringer we all put him through during that session. Guess again. :P

Today, he gets on his MySpace and adds the Stickam Video Chat Box to his page...then lo and behold - actually presented us with a blog. Okay, now I'm reeling from shock and delighted surprise that he's back so soon with more goodies up his sleeve.

That beautiful slide show you see at the top of the page (and on my sidebar) was what he offered up today. I've put that gorgeous hunk of visual application on all of my blogs and my profile page on MySpace. Not only that, I'll probably go back to that site and make a few more Michael Johns slide shows of my own. I think I have more pictures of him than he does. (jk...not) :P

MySpace tends to disable links that lead away from their site, (for our protection, hmmph) so I'll include the link so you can have some gorgeous shots on your page too. To get your very own Michael Johns slide show, go to and retrieve the embed link like I did.

Here's the blog he sent out today for those of you who might've missed it:
Thursday, May 28, 2009

Slideshows make me happy
Current mood: adventurous
Category: Music Hey guys,

We've just teamed up with the folks at and they are featuring me on their homepage! If you could take a second and embed my slideshow on your profile pages it would really help get the word out about "Heart on My Sleeve" and the upcoming album. Let me know what you think.

Here is the link to my page:

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Michael Johns To Perform At Beverly Hills Hilton

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Michael Johns will provide the entertainment for the 10th annual Covenant House California Awards gala dinner to be held at the Beverly Hills Hilton on June 5th. Each year the event celebrates good works by honoring those who contribute their time and talent for the cause.

Covenant House deserves more than just honorable mention themselves. Their mission is in opening doors to welcome youth in from off of the streets and give them a place to call home. Here's more information on Covenant House as found at their website.
Since 1988, Covenant House California has opened its doors to more than 145,000 homeless youth who suffer from the trauma of trying to survive on the streets and the physical or psychological abuse, neglect or high-risk behaviors that led them there. Covenant House California’s mission is to “protect and safeguard all children of the street” with “absolute respect and unconditional love.” through our comprehensive services of street outreach and residential programs with supportive services. Covenant House California helps kids escape life on the dangerous streets, resolve their crisis situations, and develop goals and skills that ultimately lead toward self-sufficiency and independent living. 
Covenant House California presents its 10th annual Covenant House California Awards gala dinner. 6 p.m. Honorees include Nigel Lythgoe and Patricia Serio; entertainment by recording artist Michael Johns. The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills. Tickets are priced from $500. (323) 461-3131, Ext. 250, or visit
Good works indeed. This year's honorees include Nigel Lythgoe and Patricia Serio. Please click on Covenant House for more information, or for details on how to purchase tickets to the event. Enjoy the fine food, outstanding entertainment, and the satisfaction of knowing you helped make a difference in the life of the homeless. Cheers.

Chat Live With Michael Johns - TODAY!

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Click on the picture above to chat with Michael on Stickam! or go to:

This is just a reminder to let his fans know that Michael will be chatting live from his new Stickam page TODAY. The first chat is scheduled for Wednesday, May 27th between 1-2 pm (Pacific).  Be sure to click on the link to see what time to join the chat in your location.

Michael's Stickam site along with a link to get there are pictured above! This will give fans and viewer's a chance to watch him answer questions live! I know I'll be in attendance just to be privy to that great Aussie humor. I can't wait to see this new toy in action. Cheers.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Doing It Michael Johns Style

Here's a cute little piece of fashion news I found on the net. It seems Michael Johns is now quite the trendsetter when it comes to hair. He was recently seen in a TV spot for Garnier Fructis and may represent that brand in January of 2010 when they sponsor the Australian Open. That has nothing to do with the bit of news below, but it's an interesting tidbit anyway.

There's an article to go along with the picture of Michael's lovely locks. Although it's the hairstylist's opinion that he didn't need to sing his way into US Weekly Magazine's Hot Hollywood pics, I'm certainly glad that he does. Without the singing, there would never have been American Idol for Michael Johns, and thus, no Michael "Hot Aussie" Johns Idol for us.

Michael is setting more than just trends in hair styles. With his single "Heart On My Sleeve" getting radio play, and his album Hold Back My Heart coming June 23rd, he'll soon be setting the latest trends in music too.

Here's the Hairstyles article I found:
Michael Johnss Hairstyles
Michael Johns didn’t need to sing his way into US Weekly Magazine's Hot Hollywood 2008 Party Beso. His good looks along with his cool casual hairstyle were enough to get him through the door. The ends of his style were jagged cut for a shaggy finish and a superb look. This style will be easy to maintain with regular trims and is perfect for those with fine to medium textured hair.

How to Style:
Apply modern day styling products to semi-damp hair and then comb the hair into shape using an afro comb. To finish, let the hair dry naturally and then apply wax to add gloss and definition.

Michael Johns Performs In Vegas

According to Norm of the Las Vegas Review Journal, Michael Johns was in the studio recording guest vocals on Air Supply's new "Hold On". Michael twittered the news that he was in Vegas, but didn't say where he was playing. It turns out that he apparently joined two members of Air Supply on stage at The Orleans.

Here's a quote from the original article:
At the studios at Odds On Records in Henderson on Friday: Aussie Michael Johns, "American Idol" finalist," singing guest vocals on Air Supply's "Hold On," which will appear on their new album. He later joined Air Supply's Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock on stage at The Orleans. ... "
Click The Pic To Follow Michael Johns On Stickam!
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In other Michael Johns news, it was announced via the internet that Michael will be chatting live with his fans from his new Stickam page. The first chat is scheduled for Wednesday, May 27th between 1-2 pm (Pacific).  Be sure to click on the link to see what time to join the chat in your location. .

The new site along with a link to get there are pictured above! This is so much better than a vlog. It offers fans and viewer's a chance to watch him answer questions live! I know I'll be in attendance just to be privy to that great Aussie humor. I can't wait to see this new toy in action. Cheers.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Michael Johns On MTV News - Video

MTV News correspondent Jim Cantiello interviews Michael Johns (American Idol Season 7 Finalist) and Joel McHale (The Soup) on the red carpet for American Idol Season 8 Finale. It's such a blast just watching the two of them banter back and forth promoting each other shamelessly with mutual respect. The MTV correspondent's job was made easy as Michael and Joel took over the spot while he stood there and watched his "man crushes".

Anyone that follows Michael's Twitter already knows he's a fan of The Soup. Here's his Twitter quote from a few weeks ago regarding the subject in general.
I mean catching up with a best friend then coming home to watch the soup! Is there anything better?
Joel McHale has a new show coming out on NBC titled Community and says Chevy Chase is co-starring in the new series. It sounds hilarious already!  They talked a bit about the show and Michael gave an impromptu audition by exhibiting his fabulous Aussie humor.

How exciting it must've been for him to announce on MTV News that his album set for a June 23rd release. Most all of his fans already know that, but there's just something about MTV that makes music news seem huge! You can pre-order the album Hold Back My Heart from now! Joel McHale is quoted as saying he's 'Excited' to buy Michael's new album, but I've already ordered mine if that tells you anything. :P

His debut single "Heart On My Sleeve" is climbing the charts now and can be purchased at or iTunes today. My thanks to I Heart Pizza for bringing news of the video! Happy Birthday goes out to her too! I should feel bad since it's her birthday and she brings me a gift.

Next time I mention MTV News, I hope it's in reference to a Michael Johns video to go along with his new release. :D

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Michael Johns On Sunrise - Video

Here's a bonus clip of Michael Johns on Australia's Sunrise show.  He talks about his album, American Idol's Season 8 finale, and going back home in January for The Australian Open (which is being sponsored by Garnier Fructis).  Cheers.

Micheal Johns On Ellen! - 'Heart On My Sleeve' Video

Michael Johns performs his debut single 'Heart On My Sleeve' at the Ellen Show on May 21, 2009.  Get the single today on Amazon or iTunes, and although the album won't  be released until June 23rd, you can pre-order the entire CD at now!

Watch it in HD! (by EdwinTV26)

[HD] Michael Johns- Heart On My Sleeve (Live At Ellen Show 05/21/2009)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Bert Show Interview With Michael Johns - Atlanta's Q100

Michael Johns does an interview with Q100 while they recorded from the Nokia during the American Idol Interview session being done for the finale. This isn't the first time Michael has been featured on The Bert Show! As a matter of fact, since they hail from Atlanta, I expect we'll be hearing a lot of Michael Johns from them. Atlanta is where Michael Johns considers his American home.

Great info in this interview including news about the Top 40 stations that will be adding Michael's new single 'Heart On My Sleeve' next month! His single is already doing well on AC and debuted at #27 on Billboard's AC last week. Listen to the entire interview below!

He talks about the music industry in general and how hard he's working with all the gigs he has happening now. Michael recently did a Garnier Fructis commercial while on a TV special and gives us more good news into what that piece of acting might lead.

There's so much more in the interview too, like how he met Stacey and a few other neat tidbits that he's included. Is a cross country move in his near future? This is just one of the questions he answers. He talks about this week's appearance on Ellen, his underwear, and surprise he had made for her. This is a can't miss appearance folks! It's the first time Michael did 'Heart On My Sleeve' with a full band!

The Today Show is booking Michael on the album's actual release date (June 23rd) for the Summer's Concert Series. He gives more info about being on the Hannah Montana Show, (no, that's not a typo) where he'll be playing himself and singing his single! Here! What am I doing? Listen for yourself. :P

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Videos And LA Times Report On Michael Johns Set At The Edison

Here's more news from The Los Angeles Times of the American Idol party held at The Edison on May 18th. I've included a couple of excerpts from the original article. To see the full story (written by Richard Rushfield) and check on your Idol, please click on Los Angeles Times.

On finale eve, Idols of years past gather and compare notes
Every May as the world convenes in front of TV sets to choose our new pop despot, a certain college of cardinals gathers around the main stage. For the 80-some singers who have stood on the "Idol" stage before, finale time is like a giant family reunion, a time to reconnect with their comrades in arms, with whom one, two or six years ago they fought through a bloody season and toured the nation before being scattered to the four winds to seek their fates in the swirling tides of contemporary music.
On finals eve, the gathering place of this fabled fraternity was in a off-the-map basement on the opposite edge of downtown from the Nokia. On Monday night, the Edison bar was the scene of the most intimate of "Idol" conclaves as about two dozen Idols past gathered for a party thrown by Fox Radio to celebrate the finals.
The banter paused as another Season Sevener, the great Michael Johns, took the stage for a 20-minute set. Having seen Michael play twice in the last week, one notices what an accomplished and comfortable performer he is becoming, delivering affecting and intimate sets in two very different venues. On this evening, he had a surprise addition to his lineup, a moving version of Beyonce’s “Put a Ring on It” perhaps the cover one would least expect from the Johns band.
Michael, it seems, is one of the busiest of Idols these days. With his new single “Heart on my Sleeve” out and an album to follow shortly, he is perpetually in motion. Last Friday night, he left a show for "Idol"/"So You Think You Can Dance" executive producers Ken Warwick and Nigel Lythgoe’s winery to race back to Akron, Ohio, for a show, returning for this set, after which he was to board a red-eye to Buffalo, N.Y., for another show, at the end of which he was to rush back to be at the results show on Wednesday night.

I've already included one video from last night, but here's another one that was uploaded by WKRQ102FM. This one includes Michael's performance of the entire Beyonce song 'Single Ladies', but less of the always hilarious Aussie banter at the end. Michael is accompanied by Jeff Foxworth and another guitarist. I'm still hoping to find more of his 20 minute set from last night. Until then, I'll keep posting whatever I can find.

Michael Johns Sings - Boyonce's 'Single Ladies' (WKRQ102FM)

Edited: I told you I'd be back with the rest. :D

Thanks to Will Manning for posting these videos on a message board forum. I knew it was just a matter of time before they started showing up. Both of these songs will be included on Michael's debut album Hold Back My Heart, which will be released on June 23rd, but can be pre-ordered from now!

Michael Johns - 'To Love Somebody' (MIX1051)

Michael Johns - 'Fool's Gold' (MIX1051)

Michael Johns Performs at The Edison - Video

Here's a video of Michael's performance of Beyonce's 'Single Ladies- (Put A Ring On It)' at a party hosted at The Edison. The articles says Michael performed a number of songs, so I may be back to include some of those if they're uploaded to YouTube as well. In the meantime, credit goes to Jas for finding the first one.
5.18.09- Party At The Edison
May 19th, 2009, by MIX 105.1 Blogging Idol
Just back from a GREAT party at the coolest club in LA, The Edison. It’s an old power plant from the golden days of Hollywood that has been transformed into one of the coolest clubs we’ve ever been to. Lots of Idols from seasons past were in attendance including Syesha Mercado, Jason Castro, Kristy Lee Cook, Blake Lewis, Carly Smithson, Amanda Overmyer, and Brandon Rogers. We were also treated to an impromptu concert by one of our favorite Aussie contestants (actually, the only Aussie contestant we can think of) Michael Johns. He performed several selections from his new CD, but really brought down the house with his cover of Beyonce’s Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It). Check it out below.

Michael Johns Interview Video On Zack Taylor

I'm just spreading the latest Michael Johns news here too. The following video is courtesy of an embed link provided by Zack Taylor. It includes interviews with Michael Johns, David Cook, and Nigel Lythgoe regarding their predictions for this year's American Idol outcome. Here's what their site had to say about the video interviews:
Earlier today last year's American Idol winner, David Cook along with Nigel Lythgoe and Michael Johns spoke to me about who they think are goin' to win this years competition.
Nigel also spoke about the rumours going around of him replacing Simon Cowell as a judge and Michael spoke about his guest role on Miley Cyrus' TV show!!
David Cook, Nigel Lythgoe and Michael Johns talk to from Zack Taylor on Vimeo.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Michael Johns Interview With PopEater

Michael Johns was featured today in an interview done with Amber James of Pop Eater.  It's good to know that the radio promotion tour for his single 'Heart On My Sleeve' will begin in July.

He answers just a few questions and gives his take on this seasons American Idol.  (It's been rumored that he'll be in the audience on  AI Finale night).

Not found in the article, but news nonetheless,   Michael announced via his Twitter, that he'll be playing at the KIIS FM Idol party being held to celebrate the end of American Idol Season 8.  Other than those few things, there's not much new information here.  Those of you who follow music news already know his debut album Hold Back My Heart (set for June 23rd release) is available for pre-order on  The single can be downloaded now at iTunes or
Michael Johns Proves 'Idol' Voters Wrong, Returns With New Rock Album
When 'American Idol' contestant Michael Johns was kicked off last season, his departure caused quite a stir. He was shockingly voted off the show, despite unanimous praise from all the judges after his performance of Aerosmith's 'Dream On.' Looking back, Johns admits to PopEater that getting kicked off "was actually a new beginning for me."

What was going through your head when you were kicked off 'Idol' last year?
"It was weird because I didn't know what to think until the next morning. It was unanimous across the board with people saying, 'You were robbed.' It made me feel really good. A lot of people were saying, 'You'll be fine. We can't wait to hear your record.' Seeing that, I was like, 'Wow, maybe I do have a chance after 'Idol.' "
What's the biggest misconception about the show?
"A lot of people think that once you're on the show, everything comes flooding in, and you can sit around waiting for your phone to ring for a record deal. But it doesn't happen like that. That is the pitfall of 'Idol.' You have to hustle. I was really lucky that I had a career before [the show], so all those doors were still open for me."
Who do you think will win this season?
"The show pulls for the underdog. If everyone watching thinks it is all over and Adam Lambert has won, they could be in for a rude awakening ... Look at last year's show. Everyone wanted David Archuleta to win, but David Cook came from behind and took it."
Tell us about your new album.
"The record is what I wish I could have done more of when I was on 'Idol.' It is very rock and soul influenced. I started working on the record back in May 2008 and finished it in December. I made the record before I even had a record deal. It was a little risky, but I knew what I wanted to make and decided I'd get a label later."
Tell us about your upcoming projects.
"Starting in July, I am doing a bunch of radio promotional tours. I have been getting booked a lot, especially now that the new record is finally coming out ... It's all happening and a really exciting time because people are recognizing me as a solo artist now."
How is your wife and family dealing with your success from the show?
"The family loves it, but they are all in Australia. It has been a tough year because I haven't been home that much. It has ups and downs ... When I eventually get to go home, I just want to veg and chill out. But I have to remember that there is another person who wants my time too."

Be on the lookout for Michael Johns as he prepares for the release of his new album on June 23 and starts a radio promo tour in July. His first single 'Heart On My Sleeve' is available on iTunes. For more information, check out

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Michael Johns Performs At The Villa San Juliette Winery Event

I didn't hear any news on this event until today, but Michael Johns was filmed singing with Kenny Lee Lewis of the Steve Miller Band at the Winery Villa San-Juliette event held on May 15, 2009. My thanks to YouTube member rtorres938 for uploading the following video. The story of the event is after the jump.

From The Los Angeles Times, Michael's new single 'Heart On My Sleeve':

From Central Coast News -
American Idol Producers Host Celebrity Wine Dinner

Posted: May 16, 2009 01:28 AM

Updated: May 16, 2009 01:28 AM


PASO ROBLES - Two of the founders of American Idol hit the central coast with an exclusive winemaker's dinner Friday night.

Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick have made their careers behind the bright lights of shows like American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance.

Now they are taking their success to the central coast and making a major investment in wine.

It was a star studded night in Paso Robles as two of Hollywood's most famous producers make their mark on the central coast.

Ken Warwick says, "Its nothing we thought would ever happen. It's one of those things that's high in the sky and you look at a picture in a magazine and think I would like to do that and here we are."

As the wine flowed So You Think You Can dance's Nigel Lythgoe and American Idol producer Ken Warwick helped roll out the Paso Robles wine festival by hosting a winemakers' dinner.

The featured event tasting the fruit of their labor, Villa San Juliette, a premiere wine made here on the central coast.

Nigel Lythgoe says, "This was the best deal for producing the best grapes and that's really important to us. Quality is what we've always dealt with in our TV shows and that's what we wanted to do with the wine. When we came here we thought this looks like the north of England with the rolling hills which made us feel at home and very comfortable."

Kicking off the celebration was former American Idol contestant Michael Johns.

Johns says," it's their first vintage that's coming out and to be asked to sing at it, it's pretty cool."

But for these two childhood friends the dinner is much more than a friendly get together.

It's a lifelong dream that came true on the central coast.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Michael Johns 'Rockin' The Runway' Video From The CW Network

As promised, here is the video of Michael Johns performance courtesy of an embed link provided by DC50 TV. Michael performed two of his original songs 'Dangerous' and 'Fire' for the Rockin' The Runway fashion show held in DC on May 8th. It was all part of the Land Rover's America's Polo Cup weekend, and it's also known as 'Where The Elite Meet'. My thanks to the CW Network for providing the fans with outstanding pictures and videos of the event. We look forward to next year!

Here are just a few pictures from the event. Please click the CW LINK to view all the Michael Johns pictures and detailed news of  the concert held on May 9th for which he was the headline entertainment.

Michael Johns is shown here with Paul Wharton of DC50 TV.

Michael Johns Video From Dayton, OH - AT&T Meet & Greet

Here are a couple of videos from Michael Johns AT&T sponsored Meet and Greet held in Dayton, OH today. Once again, the fans have my thanks for sharing their videos with those of us who live too far away to be there ourselves.

'Free Falling':

Credit goes to tracyr627 for the following video of Michael singing his new single 'Heart On My Sleeve'.'

Friday, May 15, 2009

AT&T Presents Michael Johns May 16th In Dayton Ohio

This is the last of four shows listed for Michael Johns AT&T Meet and Greet Tour. He'll be appearing at The Shoppes at 725 between 1:00-3:00 pm tomorrow. The past three shows have produced some exceptional pictures and videos of Michael performing. The concert admission is free to all who attend. That's right. You can meet the "Hot Aussie" from American Idol and it won't cost you a dime. If you live in the Dayton, OH area, this is a can't miss it event. Be sure to take your cameras and video cams along! Youtube is a wonderful thing for those of us that live on the other side of the continent. The address is listed below. :D

Saturday, May 16
The Shoppes at 725
2427 Miamisburg Centerville Road
Dayton, OH 45459

Michael Johns Attends T-Mobile Sidekick Party 2009

Michael Johns Twittered the news that he'd just returned from the T-Mobile Sidekick party held in Los Angeles on May 15th.  The party was attended by Hollywood's A-List and featured performances by Weezer and DJ AM rejoiningTravis Barker.  Here's the news and the picture as posted by POPSUGAR:

The Celebrities Bring Their Sidekicks and Phones Out to Party

(Photo - Michael Johns courtesy POPSUGAR)
May 15th, 2009 — 10:34 am 
It was couples’ night for a handful of stars at T-Mobile’s Sidekick LX launch party in LA yesterday. Pete Wentz took a break from his tour to reunite with Ashlee Simpson, who tweeted about how great it was to see DJ AM and Travis Barker together . Doug Reinhardt came attached at the hip with Paris Hilton as usual, and two of his exes, Lauren Conrad and Amanda Bynes, were both celebrating as well. Heidi Montag updated her status excitedly all night long while her unrealistic rap star husband Spender Pratt took a break from fielding calls after posting his phone number on Twitter. Kristin Cavallari is ready to spice up The Hills , but last night the show’s original girls were perfectly red carpet ready.

View 70 Photos › Images include: Amanda Bynes, Anna Faris, Ashlee Simpson, Brittny Gastineau, Doug Reinhardt, Emmy Rossum, Heidi Montag, Kim Kardashian, Lauren Conrad, Mark Hoppus, Paris Hilton, Pete Wentz, Rashisda Jones, Weezer, Spencer Pratt, Blink182, Adrian Grenier, Carey Hart, DJ AM, Kelly Osbourne, Madeline Zima, Michael Johns, Nicky Hilton, Nikki Reed, Taryn Manning, Travis Barker Source

Michael Johns Hits The TV Screen - Videos

It's time to set those DVR's to catch all of Michael Johns appearances this week. The first will be aired on The CW Network according to a quote from their website. Michael Johns performed at the fashion event Rockin' The Runway on May 8th, and was the headline performer the following night. Hopefully, there will be some great video of those shows. You'll have two chances to catch that one. Here's the quote from their site:
The CW Network will televise the "Land Rover America's Polo Cup Television Special - Where the Elite Meet" live to tape, as well as produce a special Land Rover America's Polo Cup television show that will air on May 16th at 8 p.m., and May 17th at 10:30 a.m.
It seems Michael is one of TV Guides favorites too. They have him appearing on two separate nights as they do a week long special celebrating the countdown to this year's season finale, which runs May 16th through the 22nd. The first of his appearances will be aired on May 17th, when he's listed as one of American Idol's sexiest contestants ever. Here's the announcement and a short clip from that episode.
“Idol’s Sexiest Stars” premieres Sunday, May 17 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT

TV Guide Network turns up the heat on America’s most popular singing competition by counting down the Sexiest “American Idol” contestants of all time.

Then on May 18th, he's listed again as one of the most memorable American Idol contestants. Here's the re-cap, again from the TV Guide website:

“Idol Tonight” premieres Monday, May 18 from 8:00 -10:00 p.m. ET/PT
Hosted by Kimberly Caldwell and Justin Guarini with special correspondent Brandon Rogers, this two-hour preview counts down to the homestretch of “American Idol” with expert interviews, former finalists and exclusive never before seen “American Idol” audition footage. The episode also features an interview with this season's Top 3 finalists and revisits some of the most memorable “American Idol” finalists from the past including Jason Castro, Melinda Doolittle, Phil Stacey, Michael Johns, LaKisha Jones, Elliott Yamin and Haley Scarnato.
On May 21st, Michael returns to The Ellen Show for the first time this year. As you'll recall, he's appeared on her show a few times already. The first time was when he sang 'It's All Wrong - But It's Alright' just after he left Idol. Then he and Carly Smithson appeared last year to perform 'One' and 'Hold On'. He was even at the party to help celebrate her 50th birthday.

This time, Michael has his new single 'Heart On My Sleeve' available on iTunes and It's the first single from his debut album Hold Back My Heart. The album is available for pre-order at!  If you haven't heard the single yet, tune into Ellen. You won't want to miss this one!

Parts of the following video are still very difficult to watch as they replay Michael's elimination from the show.  However, the performance of 'It's All Wrong, But It's Alright' is worth the wait.  I tend to agree with Ellen's assessment of Michael Johns and his future career.  Amazing, amazing, amazing how far he's come since then.

Rumor has it Michael might be co-hosting with Regis and Kelly at some time in the near future.  I'll bring that news as soon as it's confirmed.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Michael Johns To Perform At KIIS FM Idol Party

Michael Johns just informed his fans via a Twitter message that he'll be performing at the KIIS FM Idol party! It looks Ryan Seacrest might make good on his promise to play Michael's music on his radio show. With any luck, we'll get to hear his debut single 'Heart On My Sleeve'. I'll bring the details when more is known, but here's the message we got from Michael.

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Just found out i'll be performing at the KIIS Fm Idol party not sure on details yet

Does This Make Michael Johns Tracklist Official?

Thanks to an article by Howard Cohen of The Miami Herald, we now have what is apparently the actual artwork and tracklist for Michael Johns debut album, Hold Back My Heart. I'm hoping this is just the early artwork, since someone forgot to tell them 'Mountains' is misspelled on the cover.

To see the full review done by Mr. Cohen, go HERE:

Michael Johns Tribute To The Care Blair Foundation

Following up on the All-Campus Idol event held in Madison, WI for which Michael Johns was a judge and performer, I've come back to fill in the rest of the story. Michael Johns consistently shows his inherent goodness by giving of himself with his music.

His charitable acts have been shared dating back to the first time he, Rye Randa, and Jeff Foxworth did a song for the "Ithuteng" project. I've chronicled his acts of kindness for ages now, it seems. Here's yet another act of his giving to add to the list.

Michael performs for the children at UW Health Children's Hospital in Madison, WI. Here's what the Blair Beinhaker Friendship Foundation had to say about Michael Johns and the other performers that day.


“Care Blairs” is a project where the funds from our foundation will be used to put a smile on the faces of children and young adults who have been stricken with severe ailments or challenging situations. What ever it takes to achieve some joy… we will send them to a show, concert, purchase something needed, or fulfill a frivolous desire. Blair believed in the power of love and friendship. “Care Blairs” will sustain Blair’s legacy.

On April 21, 2009, the Blair Beinhaker Friendship Foundation, UW- Madison's WASB, and American Idol Alum- Michael Johns, teamed up to visit the UW Health Children's Hospital in Madison WI to perform for the children.

First, three of the All-Campus Idol 2009 contestants performed original songs. Then, Michael Johns took the stage.

Upon hearing that Blair loved The Beatles, Michael decided to sing the classic song, 'Across the Universe.' This visit definitely put a smile on everyone's faces.

Since 2004, the Blair Beinhaker Friendship Foundation has granted many ‘Care Blairs’ each year.

Enjoy the music from the only true "Idol" whose story I've ever bothered to follow. His generosity and caring for others stands as a shining example to us all.

Here's the video description:
On April 21, 2009, the Blair Beinhaker Friendship Foundation, UW- Madison's WASB, and American Idol Alum- Michael Johns, teamed up to visit the UW Health Children's Hospital in Madison WI to perform for the children.

First, three of the All-Campus Idol 2009 contestants performed original songs. Then, Michael Johns took the stage.

Upon hearing that Blair loved The Beatles, Michael decided to sing the classic song, 'Across the Universe.' This visit definitely put a smile on everyone's faces. Thank you

And here's how she described the second video from that day.
Music is one of the most heartwarming gifts someone can give. Blair was a diehard music fan, as most of you know, especially when it comes to The Beatles. As you may have seen on the 'Care Blairs' page, American Idol Alum, Michael Johns, honored Blair with his rendition of 'Across the Universe' during our hospital visit to UW Health's American Family Children's Hospital, earlier this week.

He also sang an original song for the intimate audience of hospital patients and their families, All-Campus Idol contestants, and hospital workers.

In fact, we were given the rare honor to spend time with a musician on the same day that this single (his first,) debuted on the radio.

Michael Johns supported BBFF, please help us support him and download his single. I promise it is worth it. Just watch and listen to this rendition.

Enjoy this amazing, heartfelt performance of "Heart on my Sleeve."

My heartfelt thanks goes out to the Blair Beinhaker Friendship Foundation for sharing their videos with us. Michael's new single 'Heart On My Sleeve' is available for download at iTunes and As noted before, it's the first single from his debut album Hold Back My Heart, which is set for a June 23rd release and can be pre-ordered from by clicking HERE.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Michael Johns Videos - America's Cup of Polo - Part 2

The first video is of Michael's performance on May 8, 2009 for Rockin' The Runway.  Again, these are just fan videos and won't compare to the quality of the video which will be aired on May 16th and 17th via the CW Network, but who's to say what they will broadcast?  Although already posted before, here's the quote from their website:
The CW Network will televise the "Land Rover America's Polo Cup Television Special - Where the Elite Meet" live to tape, as well as produce a special Land Rover America's Polo Cup television show that will air on May 16th at 8 p.m., and May 17th at 10:30 a.m.
Until we get something better, I'll just post the best I can find.

Here's another absolute jewel of Michael doing 'Wonderwall'

Finally, Michael performs his first single 'Heart On My Sleeve' with a band! Hope they put this on the CW!!!

...and just for good measure, here are a couple of interview videos to go along with the performances.

The first is with Paul Wharton:

...and the second is done onstage.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Michael Johns Album Track List and Artwork

I'm a bit reluctant to post the following information since no formal announcement or verification has been made as to the authenticity of the official track list or the actual artwork for Michael Johns' new album Hold Back My Heart. However, since I'm not responsible for the claim if it's wrong, I decided to share what I found with you. This much I know to be true! It is indeed coming out on June 23rd and can be pre-ordered at now!

The original information was found at and can be viewed at their site:

Michael Johns - Hold Back My Heart

Here's the tracklist and early artwork for American Idol 7 contestant Michael Johns' new album, Hold Back My Heart, which releases June 23rd.

1. Heart On My Sleeve
2. To Love Somebody
3. Feeling Alright
4. Little Bear
5. Fools Gold
6. Mountains
7. Fire
8. Hold Back My Heart
9. This Is Goodbye
10. It's Too Late
11. Heart Is Weak
12. Turn To You

It's not listed on iTunes yet (as of this writing), but here's the link for pre-order at!

Michael Johns Rocks The Polo World In DC - Video

Here are the first of what I hope are many Michael Johns videos to come from the Land Rover America's Polo Cup that was held in DC on May 8th & 9th, 2009. More video of the event will be broadcast on CWTV on the 16th & 17th of May. In the meantime, I'll bring you whatever I find.

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Michael Johns sings "You Can't Always Get What You Want" by the Rolling stones in Potomac, Maryland at the World Polo Cup (Australia vs. America) on May 9, 2009. WARNING: There were a lot of screaming women in the background, it's kind of annoying to have the volume up real loud.

More exclusive stuff from the polo day will be coming soon to:

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Season seven American Idol finalist, Michael Johns sings his song "Fire" in Potomac, Maryland on May 9, 2009 at America's Polo Cup.

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American Idol's season 7eight place finalist, Michael Johns sings Tom Petty's "American Girl" at America's World Polo cup on May 9, 2009 in Potomac, Maryland.


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Season 7 8th place finalist of American Idol, Michael Johns performs two hit songs by Queen at America's Polo Cup in Potomac Maryland on May 9, 2009.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Michael Johns AT&T Meet and Greet In Niles, OH

On a break between performances at the Land Rover's America's Polo Cup being held on May 8th & 9th in Potomac, MD, Michael Johns also performed at the AT&T Meet and Greet in Niles, Oh on May 9th.  He jetted his way to the Ohio event in the morning and then traveled back to the DC area to headline the performance at the Polo event later that same night.  That's right folks.  Superman performed Friday night in DC, then did a gig in Ohio, and another one back in DC the same day.  Busy guy.

According to reports at the America's Polo Cup site, there will be televised video of that event on the CW network, to be broadcast on May 16th and 17th. Here's a quote from their website:

The CW Network will televise the "Land Rover America's Polo Cup Television Special - Where the Elite Meet" live to tape, as well as produce a special Land Rover America's Polo Cup television show that will air on May 16th at 8 p.m., and May 17th at 10:30 a.m.

Until then, enjoy the show from Niles, Ohio.

These were all posted by Kristen8108.  My thanks to her for sharing the videos with the world.