Now, season 5 Idol, Elliott Yamin, has put Ron De Shay, the event’s producer, on twitter blast, claiming he owes him and others money.Jessica Sanchez, another performer and Idol alum, confirmed on twitter that she has not been paid either.
We recorded the album at Kenny and Brett’s studio in Van Nuys; it has so much history and so much ambience, and Kenny and the studio played a big role in how the album turned out.” Elliott Yamin was born in Los Angeles and soon after, his family moved to Pasadena, CA where he first discovered his vocal talent while singing with his neighbors.
Yamin later moved to Richmond, VA as a youth, and soon found employment singing cover material in a local jazz group and working as a DJ on a local R&B radio station.
It’s been great.”And while Poppe didn't cop to much about the relationship, she added: “We need to collab for sure.
On the tour maybe."More generally, she said winning the competition has been a dream come true.“I feel so overwhelmed. I can’t believe that people believed in me this much and just to make it to the top two was winning already,” she said. Just to have actually been named the winner of the show is incredible because I was myself.
In late 2007, he released the Christmas-themed , followed in 2009, spawning the successful singles “Fight for Love” and “Can’t Keep on Loving You (From a Distance).” Yamin’s international touring activities have included several trips to far-flung locales on behalf of a variety of charities, relief groups and peace organizations.
He’s also worked tirelessly as an activist and spokesman for a number of organizations promoting awareness, advocacy and aid for those living with diabetes.
“There were some hints of that on my first album, but my second album was pretty much machine-driven.
I like that kind of music too, but this time I wanted to create music about real issues and make a record which reflects this.” Yamin’s fresh new creative leap is apparent on such impassioned new tunes as the intimate, insistent “Self Control,” the rousingly upbeat “Gather ‘Round,” the poignantly autobiographical “Virginia” and the commanding title track, whose lyrical sentiments underline the sense of personal commitment that Yamin brought to the project.
“I wanted to have the same producers for this whole album, which I’d never had before, and I wanted to be totally involved in the production, the mixing, the vocal arrangements, from start to finish,” Yamin asserts.
“I really got to get my hands dirty this time, and I learned so much making this album.
It was here that he auditioned for and won a spot in the show’s competition during its 2006 season.