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We love You Elliott!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Elliott Yamin at Alex Theatre Tonight!

Thank you Elliott for the picture! God Bless You

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Elliott Yamin it one of the most talented singer that came out of any season of American Idol yet he is the least appreciated, which is really sad! One thing I can say is that his fans are extremely loyal and will always will be.  He beats out Kathleen McPhee and Taylor Hicks in album sales. His first album went Platinum in Japan and Gold in the States. Elliott has achieved a great deal.  He is still very much himself which is so great. He supports so many charities and has such a big heart! I know that His third CD will be a big hit! Elliott is so talented and I hope that he gets the right advise when needed! He needs to really hit it big because he deserves it and it works so hard. His songs have meaning and most songs on the top 10 or 100 have no real meaning just good dance music. I feel that things are about to change! It is harder to do it yourself as an Independent than a big record company but you have more control and you have more money for yourself. It is Elliott's time! People forget that Stevie Wonder told him on American Idol he needed to be in the business! Stevie never said that to anyone else! Stevie Wonder is Elliott's legend and hero. Elliott loves him!

Pictures of Elliott Yamin at different locations

Thank you Elliott for these pictures!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Elliott Yamin at Don't forget the Lyrics

Thank you PoorMeZ3 for these videos without you we wouldn't be able to see Elliott!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Elliott Yamin -- Warm Me Up

Merry Christmas Baby- Elliott Yamin-Just to get you in the Mood for the concert

The Glendale Renaissance Orchestra's Season of Pops concludes with A SOULFUL HOLIDAY CELEBRATION Featuring Elliott Yamin

Elliott Yamin will sing favorites from American Idol appearances and selections from his recent holiday CD joined by some very special guests, a rocking band and symphonic strings.  Wednesday, December 8, 2010 Starts at 7:30 PM
Alex Theatre
216 North Brand Boulevard
Glendale, CA 91203
Email: events@alextheatre.org

Phone: 818-243-ALEX (2539

Individual Tickets:
Orchestra: $69.50 / 59.00 Terrace:  $69.50 / 59.00 Balcony: $25.00

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Xmas in July baby!...there's fake snow & everything!!...only in L.A,heh?..thx 2 @kost1035fm 4 all their support!

Xmas in July baby!...there's fake snow & everything!!...only in L.A,heh?..thx 2 @kost1035fm 4 all their support! Elliott's latest tweet. Thank you Elliott for the picture with Santa Claus. Elliott is looking good!


Monday, July 26, 2010

Elliott at the taping of Don't Forget the Lyrics

Thank you Elliott for this picture!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Elliott at his first All Star Baseball Game!

VAL Celebration Features Elliott Yamin

One of Leesburg’s biggest developments is set to officially open its retail center Saturday. In Celebration, the Village at Leesburg will host a blowout summer block party featuring a live performance from former American Idol contestant Elliott Yamin.

The Village is already a quite popular destination for area residents because of its anchor, the Wegmans Food Market. That behemoth will doubtless fade a bit into the background as another bright star, Yamin, grabs the attention of all in attendance.

The Richmond native made a name for himself as a finalist in Idol’s season five, going up against Katherine McPhee and the show’s eventual winner, Taylor Hicks. With the show far behind him, Yamin says now he is excited to play as often as he can, especially in his home state. “Every time I get a chance to play in an area I’m familiar with it’s awesome. There’s something about the love and support that comes to me from that area that’s really great,” Yamin said.

In the time he’s been away from Idol, Yamin has released two full-length CDs and made several trips abroad for his involvement in philanthropic endeavors like Malaria No More. A diabetic since age 16, Yamin also devotes a great deal of time to working with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the American Diabetes Association, and was happy to add Habitat for Humanity to his list of charitable partners.

For anyone dreaming of someday having their own “Idol moment,” Yamin prescribed dogged determination as the number-one focus. “Do whatever you can to expose that talent. If there’s an open mic, talent showcase, karaoke, spoken word—whatever it is, use that to hone your craft. Perform whenever and wherever you can. Do it at all costs,” Yamin said.

Joining Yamin Saturday is Fairfax-based alt-rock band emmet swimming, who will warm up the stage. Other attractions at the block party include vendor booths; discounts and prizes at the 15 participating retail stores; balloon sculptors; airbrush art; face painting; and much more. Food offerings include an “American Classics” booth where malts, shakes, hamburgers and hot dogs abound, as well as Thai fare from the Faang Thai Restaurant and Bar. Adults age 21 and older can grab a cold beer to enjoy with dinner. All proceeds from food sales and from the beer garden will benefit Loudoun Habitat for Humanity.

Admission to the event is free to all. The Village at Leesburg’s summer block party runs from 5:30-9 p.m. July 17.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Elliott performing at Summer Block Party, July 17th

Elliott will be performing on Saturday, July 17 at Leesburg Virginia's Summer Block Party at The Village. Proceeds benefit Habitat For Humanity. The show begins at 7:30. There is an opener, so look for Elliott to take the stage around 8 pm. He will be playing around an hour and 20 min set.
Thank you Croweb70 for this post at Etrainstation

Elliott is in the Studio recording a new album

Elliott is recording an new album and also recording at the same time a Christmas album. Elliott is writing new songs for the album. He is planning a concert tour around Christmas time and dates to be announced. I can hardly wait to hear his new album. I hope that he gets into his roots R&B. Elliott fans are very loyal and will stand beside him no matter what! I have introduced people to his music and they just love him. He has true talent!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Ellliott is in his friend Joonie's video So Fly

This video is so good and Elliott looks so good. Joonie & Elliott do a little dance toward the end it so funny. Joonie is smooth, well Elliott not so much.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Elliott Friend Live! Josh Hoge, "Stay Away"

Elliott commented on his tweeter page: proud o u boy!!!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Elliott in the April TV Guide

Thank you Elliott for this picture.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Elliott Yamin is home from Ghana

Just landed stateside!!... back from Ghana!!...amazing,yet 2 short of a trip!!....thx 2 @unitedairlines & @MalariaNoMore 4 an amazing trip!!

Elliott just has landed 7 minutes ago. Thank you Elliott for your twitters. God bless you. 

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Elliott and Crystal

Thank you Elliott for this picture, you are looking good.

Ghana is a fascinating place!!..historicly and culturally rich, and im havin such rewarding experience here!..peeps r warm and receptive!
had an amazing day w @malarianomore & the good folk at princess marie louise hospital!..hung up & distributed bed nets in the childrens ward

Thank you Elliott for these pictures and your tweets. It is so good to see you . You don't just have an incredible voice.You have an incredible heart and spirit! This world is a better place because you are in it! God Bless You

Monday, June 21, 2010

Elliott Yamin is in Ghana to distrubute Nets For Life

This was posted on Elliott's tweets a few days ago. just got my tix 2 Ghana...the 1st of its kind!!...history baby...I'm w the Ghanaian ambassador Agyekum Ohene Daniel !! 

Whoohoo!!...just boarded my flight Ghana!!...wow!..this is a historic day 4 united airlines and @MalariaNoMore 

just got to our hotel in ghana...the people here are amazing!...they r very proud and warm!...cant wait 2 visit the hospital 2mrrw

Mad important partnership btween @MalariaNoMore & #unitedairlines 2gether we're able 2 touch more lives,and help eradicate malaria in africa

Thank you Elliott for your tweets God Bless You!
You are an awesome person our thoughts and prayers are with you! 

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Elliott Yamin at the American Idol Finale

It was so good to see Elliott in the Finale along with the other contests from past seasons. Like Ace Young, Taylor Hicks just to name a few. I think season 5 was the best. I still think that Elliott should of won that season. What I remember that a lot of  people forget that it was the closest that any season got for the last three.  I think it was a third of point or something like that. So to Perez Hilton calling Elliott a has-been I would say to him-her look in the mirror because you never been!!!!! I don't like to be nasty but if anyone attacks Elliott Yamin I just get defensive.  I think he is the most talented artist of all the seasons of American Idol. I will always be a devoted fan.

 Thank you Elliott for the pictures of your friends!

Pictures of Elliott at the American Idol Live Press Junket

Elliott Yamin met with Taylor Hicks for Brunch today. Thank you Elliott for the pictures, it is always nice to see you.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

American Idol: Exclusive Interview with Elliott Yamin

  Posted on 05/21/2010 by Gina in American Idol and Cast Interviews

by Gina Scarpa

Four years ago, Taylor Hicks was crowned the winner of American Idol's fifth season. Among his fellow contestants were Chris Daughtry, Katherine McPhee, Kellie Pickler, Ace Young, and Elliott Yamin. Many of the season 5 contestants have consistently worked since appearing on Idol, from recording successful albums to starring on Broadway. Today, we caught up with Elliott Yamin in an exclusive interview, in which he looks back at his time on Idol, gives some advice to Crystal Bowesox and Lee Dewyze, and lets us know what he's up to now.

Q. Gina, RealityWanted: Right now, American Idol Rewind is showing season 5.  Do you ever rewatch your season?
A. Elliott: Yeah, actually... whether it's YouTube clips or clips on the internet, especially this season. I have my DVR set to record American Idol Rewind. I've had a lot of company lately. We always watch together. It's fun to relive those moments. It was the best time of my life. It was the beginning of my new life.

Q. Gina, RealityWanted: Is there a moment from your season that stands out to you and still resonates with you today?
A. Elliott: I think when I performed "Moody Mood's For Love" in the very beginning, in the Top 20. And then, probably my hometown visit. Just like this week, but 4 seasons ago. That was such a special time to get to go home and really realize the love and support I had back there with my friends, family, and hometown.

Q. Gina, RealityWanted: When you went on your hometown visit, is that when you realized just how big the show was and how much people supported you?
A. Elliott: Most of the time, it just seems surreal. You don't really realize the magnitude of the show and how many people are rooting for you until you go home. It was only an 18 hour trip but once I got home, I was like "Holy Toledo, this is a big deal!" You don't really get a true sense of that on the show. They keep you so busy and you're running around. All that stuff prepares you for your life after Idol. You learn a lot about the business and how to handle the pressure and media.

Q. Gina, RealityWanted: Do you still talk to people from your season?
A. Elliott: Oh yeah, absolutely! Ace and I are good friends. Sway has been in my band. He was in the Top 24. He's one of my background singers. Taylor and I are really close. I run into Kat McPhee every now and then because we live in neighboring counties. The cool thing about our season is everybody's working and doing something. We're making a living, which is all I ever wanted to do. I wasn't in it to win it.

Q. Gina, RealityWanted: What are you up to now?
A. Elliott: I'm in the studio writing and recording my third album. I'm doing a few shows here and there. I've gotten some cool opportunities. I sang the national anthem at a Lakers game Wednesday night which was awesome. I'm a huge Lakers fan.

Q. Gina, RealityWanted: What is your advice for Lee, Crystal, and the other Idols now that season 9 is ending? You've been in this position before. What can they expect?
A. Elliott: This isn't the end, it's only the beginning. That's such a cliché thing to say. Everyone says that but one thing people have to realize is that there's something I call it Idolitis. People get this bug called Idolitis. They think they're entitled because they were on the country's biggest tv show. The bottom line is that whether you have success or not, post Idol, it's like starting from scratch. The great thing is that we already have that established audience which is more than anyone can ever ask for. It's up to you to utilize that to your advantage. Since my season, the landscape of the business has changed for the worse. It's only gonna get tougher and harder out there. People need to realize that. With that said, you have to have good people around that can come up with cutting edge ways to get you noticed.

Thank you so much Gina for this interview!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Daniel Bedingfield, Elliott Yamin and Lukas Rossi to play Ely Rise birthday Creepshow on May 8

Musician Ely Rise who played keyboards in the band "The Last Goodnight" is having his birthday show on May 8 at The Hotel Cafe in Hollywood. The show is called "Creepshow" and will feature British singer songwriter Daniel Bedingfield best known for his hit single (Gotta Get Thru This),  Elliot Yamin  a solo artist who was a Top 3 finalist on American Idol on Season 5, and Lukas Rossi who is best known as the winner of the CBS reality show "Rockstar: Supernova" in which he after fronted the band "Rockstar Supernova"and is now a solo artist.
Also appearing on the bill will be Esthero, Ferras, Lou Dawson and special guests.

Tickets are on sale now and the show is guarantee to sell out quickly so purchase now. The show will start at 9:30 p.m.

Tickets are $ 15.00 and can be obtained on the Hotel Cafe website.

The Hotel Cafe, which received a Charlie Awards for Music Arts last month has been in Hollywood since opening in 2000 by co owners Marko Shafer and Max Mamikuniam. This club gives the local, up and coming or established musicians a chance to perform live in an intimate setting. The club has driven national recording artists to come to play there because of it's excellent sound and equipment and a comfortable feel of the setting.

For more information on the show and to purchase tickets, please visit:
Hotel Cafe

 Lukas Rossi

Thank you  Belinda Thomas from the LA Music Examiner         

Friday, April 16, 2010

Some of Elliott's Videos

Elliott performing Doorway earlier this year

Elliott Yamin is going to be at Dogers Stadium this Saturday

Elliott is going to be sing the American Anthem,and God Bless America! Elliott tweeted: So, the piece was so touching 2nite!!...they played my song "doorway" thru the entire clip, if u like it, its a bonus trak on itunes..buy it. I don't watch American Idol anymore and I totally missed it. I wish I didn't. I wish that Elliott would of let us know before hand.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Guest who's returning to American Idol? Not Elliott Yamin

I am so disappointed in hearing that Brooke White and Jason Gason is returning to American Idol on Wednesday! I think that Elliott Yamin should be the one to return to Idol. He is the most talented of all the American Idols of all seasons! To have Adam Lambert as a mentor is just laughable! Elliott Yamin should be a mentor because he has done everything on his own and is an Independent artist and would have so much to tell the kids. What does Adam Lambert know? Not much! He is just freaky! AMERICAN IDOL WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?

Saturday, April 10, 2010

First Look at "American Idol" alum Elliott Yamin & "Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi traveled to Angola, Africa for "Idol Gives Back."

The duo handed out mosquito netting to help in malaria prevention.
Check out the up close and personal video below via ExxonMobil.
"Idol Gives Back" airs on Wednesday, April 21st from 8-10pm ET on FOX.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Elliott Yamin in Studio

Elliott Yamin in the studio all day with Dre & Vidal and Jess Cates, who he wrote "You Say" with. I know whatever they write will be a winner. 

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Idol Gives Back April 21/2010

I have heard that Carrie Underwood and Alicia Keyes are suppose to perform that night. I think that Elliott Yamin should perform that night because he has done Idol Gives Back twice and has supported the show. I feel that they have shown him no respect.  He is the only one of the Idol from past seasons that volunteer his time to do this! He also donates his time and talent to many charities that is how big his heart is! I have nothing but respect for him.  He is just a great human being,who cares for others.  I am  really disappointed in the show because of the the way they have treated Elliott. They should of signed him to a contract but didn't.  The industry is really hard right now. American Idol should of supported him more. I really don't watch the show anymore because there isn't as much talent as season five!  Elliott is so talented. His day is coming, no one has seen anything yet. The best is yet to come!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Elliott Yamin in studio with his favorite producer Rex Rideout

Elliott Yamin in the studio writing with his favorite producer Rex Rideout for a special music project.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Night of Generosity on March 22/2010

Just confirmed American Idol's Elliott Yamin for our Night of Generosity on March 22nd!!8 PM- 12:00 AM At The Sky Bar at the Mondrian Hotel Hosted by E! Personality Jason Kennedy   Night of Generosity is a celebration of World Water Day and our combined efforts to end the clean water crisis.

Elliott Yamin's earthquake scare in Chile: In his own words

March 9, 2010 |  6:24 am
Eyamin1 Like many "American Idol" loyalists (and social networking junkies), we were tuned into Twitter during the early morning hours of February 27 when we learned that Season 5's Elliott Yamin had experienced the Chilean earthquake firsthand.

Yamin was performing at the annual Competencia Internacional in Viña del Mar, the largest music festival and competition in Latin America, representing the United States with the song "Rock Around the Clock." He had just been cut from the seminfinals round and tweeted a semi-tirade about the show, which he called an "incredibly huge waste of time." Hours later, a terrified Elliott took it all back as he wrote of "utter chaos on the streets" as an 8.8-magnitude earthquake reverberated from the city of Concepcion, some 200 miles away. With the power out and aftershocks rattling the buildings regularly, Elliott and his fellow performers gathered in the street outside their hotel until morning, after which he became a go-to witness for several American media outlets, such as CNN's "Larry King Live."

Over the next few days, we had intermittent contact with Elliott, who is a diabetic and was traveling with a limited supply of insulin. Assured that he was OK and finding his way home to Los Angeles, we waited until he returned Friday and had a moment to process and reflect upon the experience..

Here, in his own words and pictures, Elliott talks about his harrowing tale, the emotional highs and lows he experienced and the first thing he did when he finally made it back. . . .

Eyamin3 I was in Chile representing America in an international festival with artists from around the world. Viña del Mar is like the Olympics: It’s watched all over Latin America, on every network and practically every channel -- people plan their vacations around it! And I’m learning as I go. This was something my manager signed me up for a year ago and didn’t give me all the details, but I had to honor the contract.

So it was a panel of judges, most of whom are Latin American soap opera stars or singers, and they chose a song for each country to sing. Every night, there's 50,000 or 60,000 people there and my song was “Rock Around the Clock.” I advanced to the first round, then the second, and I got cut in the semifinals. 

To be honest, I wasn't having a good time. It just wasn't my cup of tea, I felt like it was very amateur and that my competing days were over after “American Idol.” I had a blast performing, and, of course, I’ll never phone it in, but I didn’t like the whole scenario. Everything else about the trip was amazing until the earthquake happened. It was the last performance night, I’d been there six days already, and I got back to my hotel room at, like, 2:30 in the morning and was on Twitter talking about how I didn’t like the competition when literally, the Chilean God saw my tweet and the building started shaking. The timing was so ironic.
My room was on the seventh floor and what started off as a subtle sway turned into a pretty violent rumbling. The room was jerking every which way like King Kong had grabbed the building and started shaking it. It started getting crazier and crazier, then I got up, ran to the doorway and started yelling out into the hall.
There was nobody there and I just felt like, I'm way up here and I have to get to the staircase and get out of this building. I stayed up there maybe 60 seconds and then took off running for the staircase. I'm thinking about everybody I love, yelling and basically jumping down whole flights of stairs. The lights were flickering on and off, pictures were falling off the hallway walls, it was really an apocalyptic scene that felt like a movie or an attraction at Universal Studios. It was a really surreal thing to go through. I was running on shaky ground just trying to get away.
In the beginning, I didn’t think anything of sharing my experience on Twitter. My phone happened to be working and we were letting people know that we were OK. It went dead pretty quickly because I was letting people use my phone to call home. Remember, these were musicians from all over the world who'd never experienced an earthquake and were just scared. And I guess in tweeting about what was going on, it played a significant role in the early flow of information in terms of what we were seeing in Chile; because it was 3:20 in the morning on the East Coast. The next thing you know, my phone starts ringing off the hook with requests to talk about what was happening, so rather inadvertently, I turned into a reporter.

Eyamin2 Of course, images of Haiti were still fresh in our minds, and I was just in Angola, the poorest country in Africa for “Idol Gives Back” (see photo, left), but Chile is very well-equipped for earthquakes and there's great infrastructure. In fact, a lot of the search and rescue teams in Haiti came from Chile. But the scary thing is just the unknown. Not knowing how long the quake will last, feeling over 100 aftershocks, some of which were big. The earth never stopped moving under our feet and that’s an unsettling feeling. 

Still, I learned how truly universal the language of music is. Kicking it with all these musicians who share the same passion as me -- Brits, Italians, this really cool French jazz singer, Mexicans, Colombians. … We had these jam sessions huddled outside. And the earthquake brought us that much closer.  
About 13 hours after the quake hit, a whole group of us were bused to Santiago because they had power there and their aftershocks weren’t as severe or happening as frequently. Also, being that we're foreigners and it’s the capital, all of our embassies were there, and we were closer to the airport. They came up with a plan to drive everybody to Mendoza, in Argentina, the closest airport city. It was a 10-hour trip through the Andes on what are called “death roads.” 
The Andes are huge and colossal. It’s like being so close to the San Gabriel Mountains in Pasadena, but so much bigger and taller. I decided to stay in Santiago because I had a good feeling that the airport would open up soon and I didn't feel comfortable being in a bus on a road deemed not the safest. So most of the group went and I stayed for almost six days, pretty much confined to my room in the hotel because I was a bit scared to go anywhere and I wanted to be glued to the announcements.
I had a couple of meltdowns. In the very beginning, I kind of lost it. I called my brother, who deserves a shout-out because a lot of the news agencies were reaching him first. I was just in tears. I couldn't keep it together -- my chest was caved in, I felt like my blood pressure was through the roof and I couldn’t breathe right. I knew it was from the nerves and what I had just been through; it just messed me up.
On the third day we were in Santiago, I had another little meltdown because there were all these angles and possibilities to get us out of there, and every time something felt promising, it fell through. Like we had reached out to the USO who were trying to help and it didn’t work out. Again, it’s the not knowing and, being a diabetic, I was worried about my insulin, so yeah, I lost it.
I wear an insulin pump and I always bring an extra week's worth of supplies, just in case I need more or one of my tubings isn’t working. Going on six days, I was getting kind of low, and not knowing when we were leaving, I got a little nervous and wrote a tweet about it. I just said that I was worried -- that if your blood sugar gets too high, you could go into a coma, but I wasn't tweeting like I was in dire straits. All of a sudden, the media makes it out like I'm buried under rubble and I can't get to my insulin! Perez Hilton made it sound like I was on my deathbed. There were actually people on the ground in Chile helping me out, and I ended up getting more supplies that I never had to use. But just being a diabetic, I kind of freaked.
Eyamin4 I was the first to get a flight out of there, but the airport looked like World War III. From what I understand,  it was remodeled fairly recently, but it got hit pretty hard. Walking in, it looked like a movie scene -- unorganized lines of people, the airlines had makeshift terminals that were basically tents outside, flight information was written on a dry erase board. It was so funny, and also kind of annoying because there were all these impatient Americans there with attitudes. 
I travel so much, and once I'm on the flight, I'm cool, but the whole preamble of being in the airport and how the TSA treats you, no one's ever happy going through that. But having a ticket in my hand and knowing there was a 99.9% chance that I would be going home, it was one time when I was so carefree and happy to be there. 
The Jewish holiday of Purim is about celebrating miracles, which is exactly what that Chile trip was. That none of us got hurt, that we weren't in a devastated area or had to see any crazy ...  and how we made it through this 8.8-magnitude quake and lived to tell about, it truly was a very Purim-like miracle.
When I got back to L.A., I went to Katsuya in Encino. It’s one of my favorite sushi restaurants and I go there once about a week with a group of friends. I was a little inebriated since it was quite the celebration dinner. But it was cool just to be around friends and to share my story. It's good to talk about. It was a crazy, dramatic experience. Even parts of Sunday, I still felt like the ground was moving. And on Saturday, I tried to go see “Alice in Wonderland,” and the noise from the surround sound triggered little things you'll always remember -- what came through the speakers was bringing me back to that earthquake noise. It was weird.
I have a feeling some of this experience will end up in my music. It's not like I'm planning on it, but I'm pretty positive it will come out naturally. It'll definitely inspire me. It already has. I was being a stupid, spoiled American complaining about the festival when the quake struck. And in an instant, I worried if we were actually going to live. How it changed was so abrupt that it makes you think: There's so much more important things in life to be upset about or mad about.
-- As told to Shirley Halperin Idol Tracker

Elliott Yamin at Angel's at Santa Monica

Acoustic set 8pm 2night at Angel's in Santa Monica.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Elliott Yamin, survivor of the earthquake in Chile and "A.I." finalist will perform on Oscar night.

Thank God Elliott is finally coming home.Elliott Yamin who has become the world's go to correspondent on the earthquake in Chile, will be celebrating life and how blessed he is, when he performs at Sunday's upcoming 11th Annual Children Uniting Nations Awards Celebration Viewing Dinner & After Party at The Beverly Hilton.  Elliott was in Chile for an International Songwriters Festival when the 3rd biggest recorded earthquake in history struck Chile.  Over the last two days Elliott has appeared on "The Today Show", "Larry King Live", "MSNBC" and JoJo on the radio on LA's very own KIIS FM.  Tomorrow morning Angelenos can catch Elliott on Ryan Seacrest's show at 7am on KIIS FM and then he will be speaking with various radio stations throughout the country. 
By the time Elliott gets home to LA, the platinum recording artist and "American Idol" finalist will have been on three continents, in 6 time zones, in 2 hemispheres and in 2 datelines, all over the course of 16 days.  Prior to his stop in Chile, Elliott was in Angola, Africa doing work to help fight Malaria, which paints the picture of the generous soul that is Elliott Yamin.  Elliott has donated his amazing talent & time to help Make-A-Wish Foundation of Orange County, The Wounded Warrior Project, Free The Slaves, Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, "Idol Gives Back" and more! 
On Oscar night, Elliott will donate his time and talent once again, this time to support Children Uniting Nations as they raise money and awareness for foster children & at risk youth.  Randy Jackson will be on hand to accept the Angel Award in honor of his brother Michael Jackson's humanitarian work for children. 
Celebrities scheduled to attend include: Alex Band, Scott Bakula, Adam Beach, Bruce Buffer, Cheryl Burke, Kimberly Caldwell, Trishelle Cannatella, Chef Steff, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Erika Christenson, Tommy Davidson, Jason Dohring,Vivica Fox, Gloria Garayua, Debbie Gibson, Ricky Paull Goldin, Maurice Greene, Anthony Hamilton, Harry Hamlin, Cheryl Hines, Aldis Hodge, Edwin Hodge, Derek Hough, Boris Kodjoe, Kate Linder, Samm Levine, Evan Lysacek, Radha Mitchell, Oscar Nominee Tom Moore, Glenn Morshower, Matt Morris, MC Lyte, Niecy Nash, Miguel Nunez, Shaunie O’Neal, Neville Page, Nicole Parker, Quddus Philippe, Heidi & Spencer Pratt, Lisa Rinna, Spinderella, Karri Turner, Johnny Weir, Brian White, Daphne Zuniga and more.

   Thank you so much  Amy Balsam  (  LA Event Examiner  )    

American Idol' Elliott Yamin's diabetic scare: 'I'm fine' [Updated]

By Jethro Nededog
March 3, 2010 12:50 PM ET
Last Saturday, former "American Idol" contestant Elliott Yamin found himself in the middle of the 8.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Chile.

Soon afterward, his tweets captured the world's attention. But while he described the horror of the quake, he soon realized that he, himself, was in trouble.
"SOS," Yamin reached out via Twitter to media on Monday, March 1. "Can I fly back home with you!!...I am runnin' out of insulin!!"
Yamin, a Type 1 diabetic, had only packed enough insulin to get him through his planned trip through last Sunday. Local airports were closed for passenger flights, so that they can be used to deliver supplies and other earthquake relief to the area.
Now, Yamin reports he's doing OK on supplies.
"I am fine," Yamin tweeted this morning. "No need to worry about my meds! I have insulin. I will live!!"

ABC News reports that Yamin was able to get supplies from the U.S. Embassy and the manufacturer of his pump that should last him until he gets a flight out.

On Monday, Yamin said on "Idol" host Ryan Seacrest's radio show that he was able to get a flight out of Chile for today, Wed. March 3. There are no reports as to whether that flight came through for him.

Yamin's representatives have not returned Zap2it's request for confirmation that he was able to fly out today.  We hope he gets the flight and we're sending our best thoughts to the quake victims in Chile.

[Update 6:39 PM ET Yamin's rep, Mark Gorlick at The Collective, tells Zap2it that Yamin was unable to fly out of Chile on his scheduled flight today. There is no information as to the next possible flight out of the country. Gorlick says Yamin wants to fly out "as soon as possible." Now in Santiago, Chile, the "Idol" star has better access to insulin and medical services, so he continues to be fine when it comes to his diabetic medication.]

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Ryan Seacrest tweets

Ryan Seacrest tweets:Been keeping in touch w/ @elliottyamin past couple days...he's still in Chile unable to get flight out. We're also making calls here to help

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Is Elliott Yamin beginning to have Post Traumatic Stress?

Elliott Yamin updated his Twitter followers earlier this morning as the ‘American Idol’ alum continues to search for a way out of Chile after being in the country when the devastating earthquake hit early Saturday. Yamin writes:
Good morning world!… still stuck in Santiago, with no clear idea as to when we get out.. decided 2 stay put.. embassy says not to go to Mendoza … I think I’m starting to have post traumatic stress, as I reflect on where I’ve been over the last 2 weeks, and what I’ve been thru.. although I’m safe, alive, and well, still experiencing aftershox, and will be restless until I touch down on American soil

Monday, March 1, 2010

EXCLUSIVE: 'Idol' Finalist Elliott Yamin Needs to Get Out of Chile, Running Out of Diabetic Supplies

By Hollie McKay
 - FOXNews.com 

"I hope to get home before I slip into a diabetic coma," the singer said in an exclusive interview.

Season Five “American Idol” alum Elliott Yamin survived the 8.8 magnitude Chile earthquake this weekend. But now the Type 1 diabetic fears for his health and safety as his attempts to leave the disaster zone remain unsuccessful.
“We’re stuck, stranded. We haven’t been able to reach the U.S Consulate at the embassy here, it goes straight to voice mail, and the voice mail is full," a distressed Yamin told Pop Tarts via phone on Monday. "It’s the first business day since the quake hit, they’re probably busy with Hillary Clinton and US government officials as we speak, so I’m sure getting us out of here is the furthest thing from their minds.”  
But Yamin said he will need medical supplies and attention soon or could suffer severe health problems.
“I am a Type 1 diabetic and I only packed enough insulin supplies for my pump to last a couple more days, so I’m starting to worry," he said. "I don’t know how long we’re going to be here. This country isn’t very keen on insulin pumps; supplies for my pump are running low. Hospitals here are very crowded, and as you can imagine, they are dealing with bigger things.”
Yamin has been in Chile for the past eight days, coming to play at a musical festival in a town 90 miles southwest of Santiago. Festival organizers have since relocated the musician to Santiago.
“We’re close to the airport here, but it is closed except for emergency purposes. The information has been so scarce regarding flights, one minute we’re leaving Wednesday, and then it is Friday. Now they are saying it could be beyond that time,” Yamin said. “I heard this morning that festival officials are hoping to drive us to Mendoza in Argentina, but I’m not keen because we have to drive through the Andes Mountains. They’re colossal and its single lane traffic. They claim the roads are passable, but nobody really knows. I think I am better off staying put where I am, I don’t want to take that death ride in an attempt to get to an airport.”
The 31-year-old was scheduled to play a 20-minute set at the at the 11th Annual Children Uniting Nations Awards Celebration during the Oscars this Sunday, but its unclear if he will even be back in time. Yet despite the dire situation, Yamin is trying to be optimistic as he prays for urgent assistance.
“I hope to get home before I slip into a diabetic coma. That would be nice,” he added. “I’m trying to be positive, I’m alive and well. I have all my limbs attached. I don’t know how we all got out of there unscathed. I’m very grateful we lived to tell about it.”

Elliott Yamin is stuck in Chile

Elliott is stuck in Chile because all the flights are screwed up and they are saying Friday. He needs to get out because he needs medicine.

Elliott on the phone with Today Show about Chile Quake


 He has a flight out of Chile on Mar 3. He's asking American Embassy for earlier flight if possible

Elliott Yamin Kiss FM Chile

Saturday, February 27, 2010

UPDATE: Elliott Yamin escapes injury in Chilean earthquake


RICHMOND, Va. — Former “American Idol” finalist and Richmond resident Elliott Yamin escaped injury this morning when a massive earthquake struck Chile.
Interviewed by telephone on NBC’s “Today” show this morning, Yamin recounted the moment the earthquake struck and said some calm had returned to the area.
“It felt very surreal,“ Yamin said. “One minute I’m on the computer typing away and the next there was a very abrupt shaking and rumbling.“ The hotel in which he was staying “was really shaking,“ the singer added.
Yamin said that having lived in Los Angeles he was familiar with earthquakes and tremors and immediately headed to the doorway of his sixth-floor room, trying to alert neighbors who may have been in their rooms.
“I was shouting out to anyone who would listen,“ Yamin said, 
Yamin said he was staying about a mile and a half from the coast. “Things are relatively calmer now,“ he said in the interview broadcast shortly after 8 a.m.
Yamin, who is in Viña del Mar for a music festival, began posting messages on Twitter almost immediately after the quake struck at 1:34 a.m. EST. Viña del Mar is about 350 miles north of the epicenter.
“Huge earthquake just now in Chile!!....I swear I thought this was the end of my life!!!!!” he tweeted just moments after the quake hit.
“I just escaped w my life, from an 8.3 earthquake!!!...is everybody ok?” read another message.
The quake, originally reported as magnitude 8.3, was later upgraded to magnitude 8.8. The quake shook the capital, Santiago, for a minute and half and set off a tsunami, the Associated Press reported.
Yamin described the chaotic scene in Viña del Mar, a coastal city best known as a tourist destination, in the aftermath of the quake.
“Complete and utter choas on the streets…no power…my heart is beatin outta my chest!....tsunami warnin…I am only a mile inland!” he tweeted
Later, Yamin said he and others from his hotel found refuge in the streets, huddling together with blankets from their rooms.
“I’m totally calm now” he messaged.
That calm, however, was short-lived as fears about possible tsunamis began to spread.
“Attn cnn/world: we r worried from ur reports of a tsunami, yet no warning sirens have sounded yet!...the army here is advising us 2 stay put,” Yamin tweeted about 4:30 a.m.
Scott Yamin, the singer’s brother, has been keeping in touch with Elliott via text message, although the battery in the singer’s cell phone is getting low. Scott Yamin said he was relaying information from CNN about the quake to his brother, as well as fielding media inquiries about him.
Elliot Yamin is in Chile for the Competencia Internacional, the country’s largest music festival. He represented the United States in the competition, singing “Rock Around the Clock.”

Elliott Yamin tweets about earthquake

sorry..network/power/phn down all day..we were all bussed from vina del mar 2 santiago...just arrived safely!..happy 2 b alive!..prayers!!
my thoughts and prayers go out 2 all victims/fams.seeing images of the devastation 4 1st time NOW..we were so lucky!..stay tuned & G-D bless

wow!!..a bit emotional as i am seeing for the first time since the quake hit, exactly what we endured!.just gettn situated, then gonna (cont
 cont'd) then gonna start makin my rounds to the other news outlets who r requesting my personal accounts..far more people r worse off.. 

Elliott spoke to NBC about Chile Earthquake

Elliott Yamin singing Rock Around the Clock in Competencia Internacional in Viña del Mar, Chile, the largest music festival

Elliott Yamin was treated like an amateur at the (LI International Song Festival of Viña del Mar)

After having a platinum record to be treated in such matter is insulting. I don't think that Elliott Yamin will ever do that again. He is too good for that!

Earthquake aside, the Competencia Internacional appearance was not all positive for Elliott. According to tweets from earlier in the night, Elliott described the concert as "an awful experience" and an "incredibly huge waste of time," while complaining of "being treated like an amateur."  

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Elliott Yamin in Chile During Earthquake

Elliott Yamin in Chile During Earthquake

Yamin later spoke to a number of morning news programs, including 'Good Morning America,' 'Today' and CNN.

"The building was swaying back and forth, as was my room," Yamin -- who was in his hotel at the time of the earthquake -- told CNN. "Things were starting to fall off of the wall. The lights were starting to flicker on and off, and then that swaying very abruptly turned into ... a very violent shake."

"I just feel very lucky to have sought out safety," he added.

Former Idol Star "Escaped With My Life" From Chile Earthquake

Credit: Jordin Althaus/WireImage.com
Former American Idol contestant Elliott Yamin was one of millions to survive Saturday's massive 8.8-scale earthquake in the South American nation of Chile.
"Huge earthquake just now in Chile!!..I swear this was the end of my life!" he Tweeted early Saturday as the quake hit. "F*ck!!!!..I just escaped with my life."
Yamin, who finished third on season five of Idol, is in the country for the Vina del Mar International Song Festival.
CNN actually began reporting on the singer's Tweets as part of its coverage of the disaster.
"Complete and utter choas on the streets...no power...my heart is beatin outta my chest!....tsunami warnin...I am only a mile inland," Yamin wrote.
A while later, he assured followers, "we r totally safe and sound 4 the time being...I'm finally calmer, and dawn is approaching,which will help!..thx 4 ur prayers...I'm totally calm now....were all 2gether...got blankets from our rooms, and we're all hudled on the street..no aftershox in a while.."
Yamin later spoke with ABC News. "I'm doing OK, all things considered," he said, explaining that he was on the sixth floor of his hotel when the quake struck.
"It was a real fast, gyrating kind of shaking...I haven't been in an earthquake like that since I was a kid. I didn't even know if I was going to make it downstairs." The star confessed that he "shed a few tears. I was pretty emotional."
He added gratefully that "no immediate destruction" was apparent in Vina del Mar, where he and his band were staying.
The earthquake's epicenter was near Concepion, Chile's second largest city, 200 miles southeast of the capital, Santiago.

SANTIAGO, Chile major airport closed

SANTIAGO, Chile major airport closed for 72 hours. The runaway is okay but not the building.

Let us all pray for Elliott Yamin still in Chile

Elliott Yamin got out of his hotel and is safe right now. He had a interview with CNN a few moments ago over the his cell phone. He will be on Today show at 8am est. We need to continue to pray for him that he gets out of Chile safe. Elliott tweeted: Imma Type 1 diabetic, and was sppsd 2 leave sunday.

SANTIAGO, Chile - A massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck Chile early Saturday, collapsing buildings, killing at least 16 people and downing phone lines. Tsunami warnings were issued over a wide area,

Monday, February 22, 2010

Elliottt Yamin's Tweeter about arriving in Chile

Just arrived in Chile!.on my way 2 Vina Del Mar.so excited 2 b here 4 an entire week yall!!..can't wait 2 perform and experience the culture.

Let us pray for his safety and for God's total protection.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday, January 29, 2010

Elliott leaves for Angola on Feb. 16. "Idol Gives Back"

Elliott Yamin is headed back to Angola for this year's "Idol Gives Back," and Kara DioGuardi is tagging along. "We're going back and Kara is rolling with me," Elliott tells Idol Tracker. "The last time I was there with Fantasia, we visited a school that had this flight of stairs that led to nowhere. They told me there wasn't enough money to finish building the school, so I got Exxon-Mobil to underwrite $100,000 so that the kids would have an adequate place to learn."
Elliott added that his role will be to take Kara around and "show her the ropes." The two will also present a check to Sister Dominguez and continue the "Idol Gives Back" initiative with Malaria No More, an organization that provides mosquito nets to help thwart the spread of malaria.
"This is very special to me," said Elliott. "It's a chance to go over there and show how Malaria No More, Exxon-Mobil and 'Idol Gives Back' are collectively putting that money to work and tangibly show that we're able to make a difference."
Elliott leaves for Angola on Feb. 16. "Idol Gives Back" is scheduled to air on April 21.
-- Shirley Halperin

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Elliott Yamin in Chile for (LI International Song Festival of Viña del Mar)

From February 22 to February 27, 2010, Yamin will represent the U.S.A. in an international competition as part of the LI Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar (LI International Song Festival of Viña del Mar), in Chile, against interpreters from Argentina, Chile, Cuba, France, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Spain and U.K. The competition's theme is "Songs with History", and Yamin will perform "Rock Around the Clock".[46]

Life is good for Elliott Yamin

The former Richmond, Virginia, radio personality took a chance during an audition for "American Idol," impressing the judges and becoming a second runner-up on season five of the show.

It wasn't a win, but these days Yamin isn't fretting. He just released his sophomore album,
Fight for Love, which gave him a chance to come into his own.

College Times: What did you want to do differently on Fight for Love than you did on your post-"American Idol" debut album?

Yamin: I wanted to make a record that sounded more contemporary and more current and I wanted to write a lot more on this album than I did on the last one. I got to accomplish all of that and I'm very proud of it.

Like you said, you co-write a lot of your songs. Which of the songs on Fight for Love are most personal to you?

Probably the most personal to me would be a song called "Someday," which kind of talks about dealing with the loss of my mom a few years back and how I'm coping with it. I think it really has a personal connection with the listener or anyone who has ever lost somebody. So that's probably the most personal song on the album.

You've traveled to all ends of the globe for "Idol" and on your own accord. Which city has the biggest Elliott Yamin fans? Which city is Elliott Yamin the biggest fan of?

Probably Richmond, Virginia, my hometown. We've done some really big things over in Japan, so Tokyo has to be my favorite city in the world. I've been back and forth to Japan seven times over the past couple years. It's proved to be a really good market for us. We're just killing over there. I absolutely love everything about Japan, so I'm glad to just share my music and my talent with the folks over there. It's been awesome. It's been a dream come true. It's just surreal.

You were on "American Idol" in 2006, so you've distanced yourself a decent amount from them now. The ninth season premiered recently. Do you still watch the show?

Yeah, we've watched it the past couple nights. We've seen the first two nights.

Simon Cowell has said he's going to leave the show next season. How do you think the show will do without him?

You know, I really don't know. I just found out like three days ago that that's actually going down. I don't know. I think he's a big chunk of the reason of why people tune in. I can't imagine it being a good thing that he's leaving. I really think time will tell. I've heard a lot of people say that this might be the start of the end for "Idol." I've heard a lot of mixed emotions, so I really don't know what to think.

And how do you think Ellen DeGeneres will do as a judge when the finals come around?

I think she'll be great. She's got a great, bubbly personality. She's just a funny broad, man. I just watched her show today. I love her. I hope that people take to her kindly. It's just weird to me because she's not a singer, nor does she have any kind of musical experience, I guess. It's kind of an odd choice for me, but I think she's a great personality.

I've heard you say this tour is going to be "acoustic cool with a twist." What can we expect to see from your show? What's the twist?

I think they can expect good acoustic music that comes from the depths of my heart and soul. I'm a really emotional singer, so that's what it's like on stage. I think also why it's different is because we're playing with … a drum machine and it kind of adds a really cool dynamic to the show. I've never seen anybody do an acoustic show with a [drum machine.] So, I think that gives it a really cool vibe and element to the show. I hope people will walk away and say "Man, that kid can really sing. He's really talented and so is his band." I think people are gonna dig it.

Elliott Yamin, Marquee Theatre, January 23,
Edit: Show canceled

Thank you Christina Caldwell for this post

Friday, January 22, 2010

The Workplay-Birmingham,AL

Just wanted to give my recap of the show on last night in B'HAM. The show was awesome. It wasn't a sold out crowd. I would say maybe 150 and that's pushing it. The venue was much larger than SOB in Atlanta and I guess that could be why it felt like there were less people. All in all everything went well. Matt Brodeur opened up again. They were great. Ryan Kinder was the second act. He has a John Meyer kind of vibe. He was great too. Elliott and the guys came out after 9:00 which was pretty late. It didn't matter though they still were amazing. They performed all of the songs from the set list which included You. You was on the set list for ATL but for some reason they didn't perform it there. Elliott had his rapport with the crowd as usual but the crowd at The Workplay seemed more laid back. Elliott has always said that he feels like he is at his second home when he performs there. He was very relaxed. We got our party on at SOB in ATL......lol. I guess it was just the difference in the crowds. Elliott came out and did the meet and greet at the merchandise table. They had the T-shirts and cd's for sale.  Thank you Nickeyey09 from Etrain
Here are some pictures she took: