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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

052: Are you going to watch American Idol? Fans speak out!

No scandles this week…it’s Christmas after all! Simon gears up for a new season of Idol, will you be watching? You emails are rather telling!

Coming up: Why is it so hard to write a good Christmas song?

ALSO, don't miss: my latest Fame Games picks…and they have a Christmas theme.

Are you ready for American Idol? It’s set to begin January 12th with the auditions. Listen and find out all the guest judges!

I’ve received hundreds of idol-related emails listen to my Cowell Factor HERE or go to famegamesradio.com and hear about the Anti-Idol movement!

John Lennon said: I’m not gonna change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything.

With the Christmas no. 1 slipping out of Simon's hands, will he change his ways and conform? I find out!

And speaking of Christmas, why is it so hard to write a good Christmas song? What MUST good Christmas songs have?

I want to know from you: If you had to choose one Christmas song as a standout, what would it be?

Until after the New Year, have a Happy Holiday and be safe.


You can always email me at tony@famegamesradio.com


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**The Cowell Factor is an exclusive feature on the daily Fame Games Radio show, aired on Envision Radio Networks in association with Triton/DialGlobal Radio Networks. The Cowell Factor is hosted by Tony Cowell, best selling author, brother of Simon Cowell and head of CowellMedia. The Cowell Factor appears weekly on the Saturday Fame Games Final. For more information please visit http://www.famegamesradio.com/


The Cowell Factor

If you've only got ONE shot at FAME you might as well get it right!!

051: Simon tells Fame Games if this is his last year on American Idol!

Exclusive to Fame Games, I give the inside scoop: Will this season be the last for Simon on American Idol!

Coming up: Sales of albums by the best selling artists are in decline, which is good news for indies as the BIG labels go hunting for new talent!

ALSO
don't miss: my two picks in the Fame Games talent bank.

As X Factor winner Joe battles it out with Rage Against the Machine, I bring you an up-close and personal interview from Simon, will he be signing another X Factor year in partnership with ITV?

Listen to my Cowell Factor HERE or go to famegamesradio.com and find out if Simon will be back on American Idol after this season?

I want to know from you: where DO all of Subo’s fans live and who is buying her album? I don’t know anyone but my mom who bought her album…and she got her copy for free.

And…are big label artists yesterday’s new? Tell me what you think!



For all the aspiring musicians and singers out there, there’s never been a better time for new artist to break through! Listen HERE and get inspired to move your music forward in 2010.

Email me at tony@famegamesradio.com

(New to blogger.com, to listen to this Cowell Factor and previous Cowell Factor's, on the right side of this page is a player listing all the shows, simply click on the play button to listen to the most recent Cowell Factor!)

**The Cowell Factor is an exclusive feature on the daily Fame Games Radio show, aired on Envision Radio Networks in association with Triton/DialGlobal Radio Networks. The Cowell Factor is hosted by Tony Cowell, best selling author, brother of Simon Cowell and head of CowellMedia. The Cowell Factor appears weekly on the Saturday Fame Games Final. For more information please visit http://www.famegamesradio.com/

The Cowell Factor

If you've only got ONE shot at FAME you might as well get it right!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

050 Cowell Factor: Will Simon be on next year's X Factor?

Will Simon sign up for next years X Factor? I find out. And coming up…If you can't get onto TV shows like Idol and X factor - how do new artists actually breakthrough. LISTEN HERE to this week's Cowell Factor!

Coming up: I tell you the special guest judges during the Americal Idol auditions phase!

ALSO, don't miss: my two picks in the Fame Games artist spotlight, AND the excitement for American Idol begins...and I can't wait to see how Simon will get on with Ellen! Or is it the other way around? Either way it's must see TV. Listen to my Cowell Factor HERE!

I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to, said Elvis Presley...

After being to this year's X Factor and seeing all the big name performances, I investigate, is TV just becoming a platform for already successful artists to promote their music? What about the artists trying to break through?

LISTEN HERE for this week's COWELL FACTOR NOW!

THEN, I wanna know from YOU, tell me, who do you think will breakthrough next year in the music business?

Email me at tony@famegamesradio.com

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The Cowell Factor

If you've only got ONE shot at FAME you might as well get it right!!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

FG Breaking Music: Final Episode 247

The Influence took the Track of the Week for the 1st time last week with "Old Bones"! Can they do it again this week against 5 more acts?! ~ This past Monday started a battle, 15 artists competing for 5 spots in this week's final. Listen NOW and find out which song is hailed the 247 Track of the Week!

ALSO in the Cowell Factor – hot behind-the-scenes X Factor gossip!

PLUS! Artist Fame Games Regular rotational airplay went to the Track of the Month Winner - "In Your Pocket" by Chix 6!

246 Track of the Week Winner: The Influence from Virginia Beach, NC USA with "Old Bones"

THE CONTENDERS
  • STARS GO DIM from TULSA, OK USA with “Love Gone Mad”– Power Pop
  • SPY NATION from MONTREAL, CANADA with “Waiting For You” – Hip-Hop
  • ALEXX CALISE from LOS ANGELES, CA USA with “Morning Pill” – Rock G
  • HINDSIGHT from APPLETON, USA with “My World”– Rock G
  • AGAINST GRACE from RICHMOND, USA with “Radio” – Rock G

THE RESULTS!
http://www.meermusic.com

Congratulations to all the artists who made the finals this week! Wishing you all, more and more success!!

AND NOW...get Fame Games on your phone through Sticker.com!! Take Fame Games everywhere with you :)

Much love,
dj crier, Paul, Graham, Jake, Lexy & Sid
xxxxx

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Semifinal 247: Friday PM

Quirky indie band Jelly's Last Jam is the last to compete for a spot in Saturday's final, they'll face off with the winner from the early edition! LISTEN NOW and find out who gets that last spot in the Final!

In the Friday AM show, Against Grace went against Andy Lee. That winner is now challenging Clint Crisher from Hollywood, CA with "Lick It, Pull It, Love It, Suck It." Whoever gets the majority vote from the Fame Games panel will earn Friday's Track of the Day and go on to Saturday's NEW Fame Games Final!

Check out the AM show and find out who won, then listen to this episode and hear the second act going through the Saturday's ALL-NEW Fame Games Final!


YOU CAN BE A REVIEWER TOO! http://www.meermusic.com/content/reviewers/public/reviewer.asp

AND LISTEN & VOTE!
http://www.meermusic.com/content/charts/semi.asp?ed=247

For all your breaking music - delivered twice daily - also download full episodes of Fame Games from our website, as well as iTunes, Stitcher, RadioWeave, Mediafly.com!

Enjoy the show!

Semifinal 247: Friday AM

It's a face-off of supercontenders today! First you'll hear Andy Lee and Against Grace but only one will move forward and challenge Clint Crisher later today! Listen NOW! And find out who's that much closer to Saturday's final!


In the Friday AM, it's a battle of the SuperContenders: from Richmond, VA, Against Grace with "Radio" facing off with Manchester, UK artist Andy Lee with "Taking Back the Life." You got them this far, but today the Fame Games panel will vote and the majority will go through to the PM show!

Check out this AM edition and find out who goes through to the PM show to compete against Clint Crisher! The winner of the PM show will earn Track of the Day and go on to Saturday's NEW Fame Games final!!

YOU CAN BE A REVIEWER TOO! http://www.meermusic.com/content/reviewers/public/reviewer.asp

AND LISTEN & VOTE!
http://www.meermusic.com/content/charts/semi.asp?ed=247

For all your breaking music - delivered twice daily - also download full episodes of Fame Games from our website, as well as iTunes, Stitcher, RadioWeave, Mediafly.com!


Enjoy the show!

Semifinal 247: Thursday PM

Hindsight will be challenging the winner from ealier today for a chance at Saturday's final. Listen HERE to find out who it's gonna be!

In the Thursday AM edition we heard Tamalaneh go head to head with A Road Less Traveled. That winner is now challenging Hindsight from Appleton, WI with "My World." Whoever gets the majority vote from the Fame Games panel will earn Thursday's Track of the Day and go on to Saturday's Fame Games Final!


Check out the AM show and find out who won, then listen to this episode and hear the second act going through the Saturday's ALL-NEW Fame Games Final!

YOU CAN BE A REVIEWER TOO! http://www.meermusic.com/content/reviewers/public/reviewer.asp

AND LISTEN & VOTE!
http://www.meermusic.com/content/charts/semi.asp?ed=247


For all your breaking music - delivered twice daily - also download full episodes of Fame Games from our website, as well as iTunes, Stitcher, RadioWeave, Mediafly.com!

Enjoy the show!

Semifinal 247: Thursday AM

It's a battle of the sexes on today's Fame Games: we have Tamalaneh and Bryan Eich but only one can go through later today and challenge Theory of Flight! Who will come out on top? Listen and find out!


Tamalaneh from Lansing, MI with "Dance with Me Tonight"

VS

A Road Less Traveled from Lubbock, TX with "Fractions"

Your votes and reviews got them this far, now it's down to the Fame Games panel. The winner will move on to the PM show to compete against Hindsight! That winner will then earn Track of the Day and advance to Saturday's Fame Games Final!!

YOU CAN BE A REVIEWER TOO! http://www.meermusic.com/content/reviewers/public/reviewer.asp

AND LISTEN & VOTE!
http://www.meermusic.com/content/charts/semi.asp?ed=247


For all your breaking music - delivered twice daily - also download full episodes of Fame Games from our website, as well as iTunes, Stitcher, RadioWeave, Mediafly.com!


Enjoy the show!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Semifinal 247: Wednesday PM

Can Alexx Calise takes on the winner from earlier today! Listen here NOW and find out who gets through to the final!!

In the Wednesday AM show, Michael Estok went against Theory of Flight. That winner is now challenging Alexx Calise from Los Angeles, CA with "Morning Pill." Whoever gets the majority vote from the Fame Games panel will earn Wednesday's Track of the Day and go on to Saturday's NEW Fame Games Final!

Check out the AM show and find out who won, then listen to this episode and hear the second act going through the Saturday's ALL-NEW Fame Games Final!

YOU CAN BE A REVIEWER TOO! http://www.meermusic.com/content/reviewers/public/reviewer.asp

AND LISTEN & VOTE!
http://www.meermusic.com/content/charts/semi.asp?ed=247

For all your breaking music - delivered twice daily - also download full episodes of Fame Games from our website, as well as iTunes, Stitcher, RadioWeave, Mediafly.com!

Enjoy the show!

Semifinal 247: Wednesday AM




Michael Estok from Nashville, TN with "Burning Bridges"

VS.

Theory of Flight from Las Vegas, NV with "Set the Night on Fire"


You got them this far and now the decision remains in the hands of the Fame Games panel!

Listen HERE! The winner goes through to the PM show to compete against, Alexx Calise. That winner will then earn Track of the Day and go on to Saturday's Fame Games final!!


YOU CAN BE A REVIEWER TOO! http://www.meermusic.com/content/reviewers/public/reviewer.asp

AND LISTEN & VOTE!
http://www.meermusic.com/content/charts/semi.asp?ed=247

For all your breaking music - delivered twice daily - also download full episodes of Fame Games from our website, as well as iTunes, Stitcher, RadioWeave, Mediafly.com

Enjoy the show!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Semifinal 247: Tuesday PM

Courtney Dickinson is back with a new track and wants that spot in Saturday's final, but not before having to take on the winner from today's earlier show! Listen here and pick your favorite!

In the Tuesday AM edition we heard Spy Nation going head to head with, Dat Boy Aim. That winner is now challenging Courtney Dickinson from Atlanta, GA with "Wasting All My Time." Whoever gets the majority vote from the Fame Games panel will earn Tuesday's Track of the Day and go on to Saturday's Fame Games Final!

Check out the AM show and find out who won, then listen to this episode and hear the second act going through the Saturday's ALL-NEW Fame Games Final!

YOU CAN BE A REVIEWER TOO! http://www.meermusic.com/content/reviewers/public/reviewer.asp

AND LISTEN & VOTE!
http://www.meermusic.com/content/charts/semi.asp?ed=247

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**For all your breaking music - delivered twice daily - you can also download Fame Games to your mobile from iTunes, Stitcher, RadioWeave or Mediafly.com!
Enjoy the show!

Semifinal 247: Tuesday AM

Today's battle are two hip-hop artists: Spy Nation and Dat Boy Aim...but which act will stand out! Listen NOW! The winner will challenge Courtney Dickinson later today!

In the Tuesday AM, it's Montreal, Canada's, Spy Nation with"Waiting for You" going against Atlanta, GA artist, Dat Boy Aim with "Never Give Up." Your votes and reviews got them this far, now it's down to the Fame Games panel! Whoever gets the majority vote goes on to the PM edition!

Check out this AM show and find out who goes through to the PM show to compete against Courtney Dickinson! The winner of the PM show will earn Track of the Day and go on to Saturday's NEW Fame Games final!!

YOU CAN BE A REVIEWER TOO! http://www.meermusic.com/content/reviewers/public/reviewer.asp

AND LISTEN & VOTE!
http://www.meermusic.com/content/charts/semi.asp?ed=247


Check out Fame Games on Twitter, Face Book, YouTube, Myspace and I-tunes. Be part of the Fame Games experience!

Enjoy the show!

Semifinal 247: Monday PM

Bryan Eich is back, trying again for this Saturday's final, but first, he'll face stiff competition from today's earlier show's winner. LISTEN NOW and find out how who earns for first spot for the 247 final!
Facing off in the Monday AM were Stars Go Dim and A Dull Science. That winner is now challenging Long Island, NY artist, Bryan Eich with Shakin' Up the Love." Whoever gets the majority vote from the Fame Games panel will earn Monday's Track of the Day and advance to Saturday's Fame Games Final!

Check out the AM show and find out who won, then listen to this episode and hear the first act going through the Saturday's ALL-NEW Fame Games Final!

YOU CAN BE A REVIEWER TOO! http://www.meermusic.com/content/reviewers/public/reviewer.asp

AND LISTEN & VOTE!
http://www.meermusic.com/content/charts/semi.asp?ed=247


Check out Fame Games on Twitter, Face Book, YouTube, Myspace and I-tunes. Be part of the Fame Games experience!


Enjoy the show!

Semifinal 247: Monday AM

We're starting Monday off with a tough decision: Stars Go Dim or A Dull Science...both radio-rady, but only one can will go on to challenge Bryan Eich! Listen NOW and find out who does it!

VS.
The acts competing in this show is the light rock band from Tulsa, OK, Stars Go Dim with "Love Gone Mad" going up against Graham's quarterfinal guarentee from Santee, CA, A Dull Science with "Spineless." Whichever artist earns the majority vote from the Fame Games panel goes to the PM show!

Check out this AM show and find out who goes through to the PM edition to compete against Bryan Eich! The winner of the PM show will earn Track of the Day and go on to Saturday's NEW Fame Games final!!

YOU CAN BE A REVIEWER TOO! http://www.meermusic.com/content/reviewers/public/reviewer.asp

AND LISTEN & VOTE!
http://www.meermusic.com/content/charts/semi.asp?ed=247


For all your breaking music - delivered twice daily - also download full episodes of Fame Games from our website, as well as


Enjoy the show

Monday, December 7, 2009

049 Cowell Factor: Does Simon care more about money than making music?

I get to play cupid - as Maggie (Fame Games contest winner) meets Simon - in his dressing room. And Susan Boyle tops the world’s album charts! LISTEN HERE to this week's Cowell!

Coming up: Does Simon care more about making money
than making music? I find out.

ALSO, don't miss: my two picks in the Fame Games artist spotlight, AND Simon's plans for a GLOBAL X Factor...and I tell you which city he wants to host it!

Don't miss the story of Fame Games contest winner Maggie Paz and her 5000 mile journey to meet my brother Simon at last week's X Factor. AND...I explore something that George Michael said:

The music business is built on ego, vanity, and self-satisfaction, and it's total crap to pretend it's not.

LISTEN HERE TO this week's COWELL FACTOR!

THEN, I wanna know from YOU, tell me, has Simon helped the music business or is he quietly killing it?

Email me at tony@famegamesradio.com

(New to blogger.com, to listen to this Cowell Factor and previous Cowell Factor's, on the right side of this page is a player listing all the shows, simply click on the play button to listen to the most recent Cowell Factor!)
The Cowell Factor

If you've only got ONE shot at FAME you might as well get it right!!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Quarterfinal: 247 pt 2

Listen NOW to part 2 of of the 247 Qualifier show! Did the panel warm up in the second round?

This second part you'll hear the second 12 tracks all found on-line at http://www.famegamesradio.com/. Go and vote or review your favorites to help this into this week's Semifinals!!

Many congrats to the artists and bands that received enough good

Part 2:
KURT SCOBIE, COURTNEY DICKINSON, STARS GO DIM, DAT BOY AIM, MICHAEL KOSTERMAN, JAMSHEED MASTER, TAMALANEH, JENNIE WALKER, KEEGAN SMITH & THE FAM, A ROAD LESS TRAVELED, KRISTA HERRING AND THEORY OF FLIGHT!


Go back and listen to part 1 and hear the songs you missed out on!

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Quarterfinal: 247 pt 1

Listen NOW to part 1 of of the 247 Qualifier show! Will the we find 5 tracks to automatically advance to the Semifinals?

This first part you'll hear the first 12 tracks found on-line at http://www.famegamesradio.com/. Go and vote or review your favorites to help this into this week's Semifinals!!

Many congrats to the artists and bands that received enough good reviews and fan votes to qualify for this week's show!

Part 1:
A DULL SCIENCE, BRIAN WILTSEY, MICHAEL BELL, DORADO, FRITZPATRICK, SPY NATION, STEVE EADES, LYNN CAREY SAYLOR, TOMI KENN, JOHN CRAIG, ELLE STEVENSON AND UNKLE NANCY!




Don't forget to tune in and listen to part 2 and find out who earned guarentees from the Fame Games panel!

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AND LISTEN & VOTE!
http://www.meermusic.com/content/charts/qresults.asp?ed=247


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Enjoy the show!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

FG Breaking Music: Final Episode 246

Gareth Asher won Track of the Week for the 1st time last week with "Crave"! Can he do it again this week against 5 more acts?! ~ This past Monday started a battle, 15 artists competing for 5 spots in this week's final. Listen NOW and find out which song is hailed the 246 Track of the Week!

ALSO in the Cowell Factor – hot behind-the-scenes X Factor gossip!


PLUS! Artist Fame Games Regular rotational airplay went to the Track of the Month Winner - "Faint Sounds" by The Sanderson Pitch!

2-time Track of the Week Winner: Gareth Asher from Atlanta, GA with "Crave"


THE CONTENDERS
  • LOGAN from GLASGOW, SCOTLAND with “Out Of Mind”– Rock H
  • THE INFLUENCE from VIRGINIA BEACH, NC with “Old Bones” – Rock G
  • LAUREN MAZUR from NASHVILLE, TN with “If It Kills Me” – Power Pop
  • THEORY OF FLIGHT from LAS VEGAS, NV with “Spinning”– Adult Contemporary
  • A’TRIS from BOSTON, MA with “Chasing Rabbits” – Rock A

THE RESULTS!
http://www.meermusic.com

Congratulations to all the artists who made the finals this week! Wishing you all, more and more success!!



AND NOW...get Fame Games on your phone through Sticker.com!! Take Fame Games everywhere with you :)

Much love,
dj crier, Paul, Graham, Jake, Lexy & Sid
xxxxx

Friday, December 4, 2009

Semifinal 246: Friday PM

Quirky indie band Jelly's Last Jam is the last to compete for a spot in Saturday's final, they'll face off with the winner from the early edition! LISTEN NOW and find out who gets that last spot in the Final!
In the Friday AM show, Clint Crisher went against A'tris. That winner is now challenging Jelly's Last Jam from Preston/Manchester, UK, with "Checkmate." Whoever gets the majority vote from the Fame Games panel will earn Friday's Track of the Day and go on to Saturday's NEW Fame Games Final!

Check out the AM show and find out who won, then listen to this episode and hear the second act going through the Saturday's ALL-NEW Fame Games Final!


YOU CAN BE A REVIEWER TOO! http://www.meermusic.com/content/reviewers/public/reviewer.asp

AND LISTEN & VOTE!
http://www.meermusic.com/content/charts/semi.asp?ed=246

For all your breaking music - delivered twice daily - also download full episodes of Fame Games from our website, as well as iTunes, Stitcher, RadioWeave, Mediafly.com!


Enjoy the show!

Semifinal 246: Friday AM

It's a face-off of supercontenders today! First you'll hear Clint Crisher and A'tris but only one will move forward and challenge Jelly's Last Jam later today! Listen NOW! And find out who's that much closer to Saturday's final!
VS.
In the Friday AM, it's a battle of the SuperContenders: from Hollywood, CA, Clint Crisher with "Destiny." facing off with Boston, MA band A'tris and their song "Chasing Rabbits." You got them this far, but today the Fame Games panel will vote and the majority will go through to the PM show!

Check out this AM edition and find out who goes through to the PM show to compete against Jelly's Last Jam! The winner of the PM show will earn Track of the Day and go on to Saturday's NEW Fame Games final!!

YOU CAN BE A REVIEWER TOO! http://www.meermusic.com/content/reviewers/public/reviewer.asp

AND LISTEN & VOTE!
http://www.meermusic.com/content/charts/semi.asp?ed=246

For all your breaking music - delivered twice daily - also download full episodes of Fame Games from our website, as well as iTunes, Stitcher, RadioWeave, Mediafly.com!



Enjoy the show!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Semifinal 246: Thursday AM

It's a battle of the sexes on today's Fame Games: we have Tamalaneh and Bryan Eich but only one can go through later today and challenge Theory of Flight! Who will come out on top? Listen and find out!
VS.

The 2 acts battling to win your vote and approval from the FG panel in the Thursday AM are Lansing, MI artist Tamalaneh with "I Know You're Gonna Like This" and from Long Island, NY, Brian Eich with "Shakin' Up The Love." Your votes and reviews got them this far, now it's down to the Fame Games panel.
Check out this AM show and find out who goes through to the PM show to compete against Theory of Flight! The winner of the PM show will earn Track of the Day and advance to Saturday's Fame Games Final!!

YOU CAN BE A REVIEWER TOO! http://www.meermusic.com/content/reviewers/public/reviewer.asp

AND LISTEN & VOTE!
http://www.meermusic.com/content/charts/semi.asp?ed=246


For all your breaking music - delivered twice daily - also download full episodes of Fame Games from our website, as well as iTunes, Stitcher, RadioWeave, Mediafly.com!
Enjoy the show!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Semifinal 246: Wednesday PM

Can Lauren Mazur make it two weeks in a row that she makes the final? But she has a tough job first by taking on the winner from today's earlier show! Listen NOW find a new favorite tune!!

In the Wednesday AM show, A Dull Science went against Michael Estok. That winner is now challenging Lauren Mazur from Nashville, TN with "If It Kills Me." Whoever gets the majority vote from the Fame Games panel will earn Wednesday's Track of the Day and go on to Saturday's NEW Fame Games Final!


Check out the AM show and find out who won, then listen to this episode and hear the second act going through the Saturday's ALL-NEW Fame Games Final!


YOU CAN BE A REVIEWER TOO! http://www.meermusic.com/content/reviewers/public/reviewer.asp

AND LISTEN & VOTE!
http://www.meermusic.com/content/charts/semi.asp?ed=246

For all your breaking music - delivered twice daily - also download full episodes of Fame Games from our website, as well as iTunes, Stitcher, RadioWeave, Mediafly.com!

Enjoy the show!

Semifinal 246: Wednesday AM

High energy rock from A Dull Science is up against new comer with a mysterious sound, Michael Estok! Listen now and find out which act will move on to the later show today and compete against Lauren Mazur!!
VS.
These are the 2 acts battling to win your vote and approval from the FG panel on the Wednesday AM show: from Santee, CA, All Dull Science with "Sweet Insanity." and from Nashville, TN, Michael Estok with "Burnin' Bridges." The decision remains in the hands of the Fame Games panel! The majority vote goes on to the PM edition.

Check out this AM show and find out who goes through to the PM show to compete against, Lauren Mazur. The winner of the PM show will earn Track of the Day and go on to Saturday's NEW Fame Games final!!


YOU CAN BE A REVIEWER TOO! http://www.meermusic.com/content/reviewers/public/reviewer.asp

AND LISTEN & VOTE!
http://www.meermusic.com/content/charts/semi.asp?ed=246


For all your breaking music - delivered twice daily - also download full episodes of Fame Games from our website, as well as iTunes, Stitcher, RadioWeave, Mediafly.com


Enjoy the show!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Semifinal 246: Tuesday PM

The Influence are back with a new song and their aim is Saturday's final but first they have to take on the winner from today's earlier show! Listen NOW and pick you favorite!

In the Tuesday AM edition we heard Spy Nation going head to head with, Full Turnout. That winner is now challenging The Influence from Virginia Beach, NC with "Old Bones." Whoever gets the majority vote from the Fame Games panel will earn Tuesday's Track of the Day and go on to Saturday's Fame Games Final!


Check out the AM show and find out who won, then listen to this episode and hear the second act going through the Saturday's ALL-NEW Fame Games Final!

YOU CAN BE A REVIEWER TOO! http://www.meermusic.com/content/reviewers/public/reviewer.asp

AND LISTEN & VOTE!
http://www.meermusic.com/content/charts/semi.asp?ed=246

Check out Fame Games on Twitter, Face Book, YouTube, Myspace and I-tunes. Be part of the Fame Games experience!
**For all your breaking music - delivered twice daily - you can also download Fame Games to your mobile from iTunes, Stitcher, RadioWeave or Mediafly.com!

Enjoy the show!

Semifinal 246: Tuesday AM

Today's battle are two Canadian artists! Spy Nation and Full Turnout are aiming for a place in Saturday's final! Listen NOW! The winner will challenge The Influence later today!


VS.
In the Tuesday AM, it's Montreal, Canada's, Spy Nation with"Let Me Be" going against Rockwood, Canadian band, Full Turnout with "Just Seconds Away." Your votes and reviews got them this far, now it's down to the Fame Games panel! Whoever gets the majority vote goes on to the PM edition!

Check out this AM show and find out who goes through to the PM show to compete against The Influence! The winner of the PM show will earn Track of the Day and go on to Saturday's NEW Fame Games final!!

YOU CAN BE A REVIEWER TOO! http://www.meermusic.com/content/reviewers/public/reviewer.asp

AND LISTEN & VOTE!
http://www.meermusic.com/content/charts/semi.asp?ed=246


Check out Fame Games on Twitter, Face Book, YouTube, Myspace and I-tunes. Be part of the Fame Games experience!





Enjoy the show!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Semifinal 246: Monday PM

Newcomer Michael Estok aims for this Saturday's final, but first, he'll face stiff competition from today's earlier show's winner. LISTEN NOW and find out how who earns for first spot for the 246 final!

Facing off in the Monday AM were Alexx Calise and Emma Ejwertz. That winner is now challenging Scotland rockers, Logan with "Out of Mind." Whoever gets the majority vote from the Fame Games panel will earn Monday's Track of the Day and advance to Saturday's Fame Games Final!


Check out the AM show and find out who won, then listen to this episode and hear the first act going through the Saturday's ALL-NEW Fame Games Final!

YOU CAN BE A REVIEWER TOO! http://www.meermusic.com/content/reviewers/public/reviewer.asp

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Semifinal 246: Monday AM

A battle of the females with Alexx Calise and Emma Ejwertz! Which one will come out on top and challenge Logan later today? Listen NOW and find out!
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The acts competing in this show is solo artist from Los Angeles, CA, Alexx Calise with "Morning Pill" going up against Sid's quarterfinal guarentee from Los Angeles, CA, Emma Ejwertz" Whichever artist earns the majority vote from the Fame Games panel goes to the PM show!

Check out this AM show and find out who goes through to the PM edition to compete against Logan! The winner of the PM show will earn Track of the Day and go on to Saturday's NEW Fame Games final!!

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048 Cowell Factor: Louis tells me the future of Jeward!

Is Paula Abdul the New Oprah? I hope not. Back in London…I get the scoop from X Factor judge Louis Walsh - about what the future holds for Jedward. What future?! And coming up…who are the most influential artists of the century.

But first, it’s time to check in down at the Fame Games talent bank. I’m a sucker for a good lyrical story - and I found one this week in Nashville, TN, folk singer Laurie McClain. Your song He smiled Like an Angel has it all. Vocally it’s compelling - and you definitely know how to deliver a song Laurie.

Mmmm…I seem to have gone all mellow this week because I also really like Aussie band The Sparkling Arrest. Your song Skyman is really good. It reminds me of the Waterboys - May I suggest something? - Strip it back and do a 3 minute version - you may then have a hit on your hands.


So what’s been going on in Cowell World? Ohhhh - quite a lot - I can tell you!

As Jedwood finally get booted off the X Factor - their mentor Louis Walsh told me they could now make millions - and does Simon wears too much make up?

Listen to my podcast now to hear me talk with Louis!

Now back to the US - and you’re still going on about everything Idol AND X Factor.

Donna emailed me and said,

Tony, I can't figure out whether or not you actually like Cheryl Cole. Because I think your brother is madly in love with her. Body language says a lot and I don't think he'll sit that close to Ellen on Idol next season.

Donna - actually, I do like Cheryl…and I can assure you Simon does too. But look we’re not fighting over her - Simon’s not in love with anyone - except himself.

But yes, he’s very comfortable with Cheryl - and they definitely work well together. As for Ellen and Simon? Mmm…watch out for musical chairs.

And Paula says that she wants to do a talk show. She said, “It would be fun to jam with the band and have amazing guests and introduce different formats on the show.” Mmmmmm - don’t believe it ----is this just another red herring Paula???

So here’s the thing…this week - The British music magazine ‘Q’ launched their Who’s Who of Pop and Rock Royalty of the Century. Bit early in the century but anyway …there’s 34 of them to be exact. And just to be clear, the magazine claims that all 34 artists are there because they are influential, (mmmmm) - and have significantly shaped our musical tastes since the year 2000. OK let’s take a look. The magazine sites Amy Winehouse, Coldplay (yuk!) Paul McCartney, U2, Lily Allen, Kings of Leon, Noel Gallagher - Muse, Snow Patrol, and Mark Ronson,

Mmmm, no X Factor winners then.


I don’t mean to be rude but…it seems to me that with the inclusion of McCartney and U2, the magazine has gone for influential rather than musical achievement. What has McCartney done recently? Also, the best U2 material was like…20 years ago? And if the truth be told - none of these artists are real independents. And why no Blur, or Kasabien? Or even Lady Gaga?

You know what Q? – You’re boring me!

I wanna know from YOU - which artists do you think have really made an impact over the past ten years- and make sure there’s some indie’s in there. Email me at tony@famegamesradio.com
I’m Tony cowell - and you’ve just heard the Cowell Factor



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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Quarterfinal: 246 pt 2

Listen NOW to part 2 of of the 246 Qualifier show! Did the panel warm up in the second round?

This second part you'll hear the second 12 tracks all found on-line at http://www.famegamesradio.com/. Go and vote or review your favorites to help this into this week's Semifinals!!

Many congrats to the artists and bands that received enough good

Part 2:
BRYAN EICH, MIKA COLE, THEORY OF FLIGHT, KIREINA, A DULL SCIENCE, LIVE HART, MICHAEL ESTOK, LAUREN MAZUR, FYB, KEEGAN SMITH & THE FAM, SARA KAMIN AND RAY SCOTT PARDUE!


Go back and listen to part 1 and hear the songs you missed out on!

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Quarterfinal: 246 pt 1

Listen NOW to part 1 of of the 246 Qualifier show! Will the we find 5 tracks to automatically advance to the Semifinals?

This first part you'll hear the first 12 tracks found on-line at http://www.famegamesradio.com/. Go and vote or review your favorites to help this into this week's Semifinals!!

Many congrats to the artists and bands that received enough good reviews and fan votes to qualify for this week's show!

Part 1:
ALEXX CALISE, UNKLE NANCY, CATHY MATARAZZO, FULL TURNOUT, TAMALANEH, TO ARMS ETC, EMMA EJWERTZ, FRITZPATRICK, JACOB MERLIN, LOGAN, LIZZIE B AND THE INFLUENCE!



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