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Looking good out there!

So…still no definitive word on when we will next get to bask in the musical vibery of the Jonas boys et al, collectively or separately (can you believe “Who I Am” has been out for almost 2 months?  Where did the time go?) And the same goes for Bulldozer (we’re waiting! so patiently!) but this past week was a fairly busy one on an official level, anyway…

Joe & Demi surprised us (or at least me?) with an unexpected turn on the high profile (if not always hospitable) American Idol soundstage to perform their Friends for Change duet single “Make a Wave”. It was a polarizing choice for many fans, but they did an admirable job which received the usual fair balance of adoration & praise to criticism & disdain, from all the usual camps.  Joe redeemed himself at least a bit, in some eyes, for his less than stellar Idol judging stint, especially with the post-performance stage banter, and Joe & Demi continue to blur the lines & fuel plenty of chatter over their public/private pairing with a post-show visit to Ryan Seacrest (see below the chop).

The KCAs followed the typical awards show arc of a slow build to an ultimately anticlimactic result. The main benefit for Jonas fans was a new set of red orange carpet shots since – in contrast to their last visit to the KCA stage and their pretty adorable hosting duties at the Teen Choice Awards, what a difference a year makes! – they never touched the stage, neither to perform nor to collect a blimp in either of their nominated categories. (They were passed over as Favorite Musical Group in favor of the Black Eyes Peas, and Nick & Joe losing Favorite TV Actor to Dylan Sprouse.)  This all had a bit of a bizarro world tone to it, for anysuperfan who watched, but such is Nickelodeon, & kids, circa 2010. But I think Jonas fans and Jonases alike can easily take this “crushing defeat” with grace…right? 😉

Off the tube, we continue to be treated to pretty steady Twitter updates from Nick, Joe & Bulldozer. John Taylor celebrated his 28th birthday (Happy Happy, JT!).  John also gave confirmation that the suspected Papa Jonas Twitter is the real deal (and there’s some pretty sweet stuff in there). While Kevin remains….mysterious in that venue (love you anyway, Kevin!), is it just me or have Nick’s tweets been a little warmer, sweeter and less vague in the past few days?  I know I’ve enjoyed them.

All of this said, the biggest news of the week has to be saved for last.

You already know about it, I am sure. Like all good champions of their field, The Grog Blog has re-emerged from premature retirement. We have all experienced or heard of the power of JB bassist Greg Garbowsky’s blog in the past, and now the real deal is at hand again!!  If you haven’t yet, make sure to go back and read all of the old, now-revived posts (and videos!) before settling in for the future of Grog. And this is for you, Garbo:

After the jump, you’ll find a few videos from the weeks’ activities (Idol & KCA related).  What do you think of all these new developments?!

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By Mario Anzuoni, Reuters

More press for the Boys from New York Magazine’s Vulture Blog. Here is an excerpt from their post The Jonas Brothers on ‘Idol’: Surprisingly Disappointing:

As longtime lovers and fearers of the Jonas Brothers’ awesome world-destroying power, we were pretty excited about their appearance on American Idol‘s finale last night. So we feel a little weird asking this, but did anyone else find their performance kind of … blah? We mean, we’re glad to see kids actually playing instruments onstage, but the song was dull, their voices were a little reedy, and they gave an enthusiastic but not inspiring performance.

The post goes on to ponder if they were nervous, clued in on the results, or intimidated by David A. (The post also speaks of ninja assassins…but that is beside the point). Or as Garbo hinted, could it simply be Idol-induced ennui?

But we had our own ideas…

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I watched the ENTIRE American Idol Finale for 2:47 of bliss. Being that I am not a fan of American Idol, this was a bit of a stretch for me. I just think it is a little corny. If you love it, more power to you.

The first half was definitely more painful for me than the second half (being that the Boys appeared at 8:59 on the button) because I didn’t know when they were going to perform. To make matters worse, since all of the other stars were performing in some way with this or that Idol, I was not sure how the set would play out.

Were they made to perform with an Idol?
Were they made to perform on top of a Ford car while Mike Meyers played Guitar Hero with Bryan Adams?

Find out after the jump (also the 2008 American Idol)

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