Carly Has A Bouncing Baby Girl

We are back and posting again with the wonderful news that Carly & Todd Smithson welcomed a daughter into the world, Olivia Mabel Smithson, on September 30th at 10:55pm

Check out the lovely photo posted by Carly on her Twitter:


Also check out the media picking up on the story – such as People Magazine and the American Idol website.


Blast From the Idol Past

I came across this video this morning showing Carly’s friends & co-workers from the San Diego Irish pub The Field talking about her on Idol.  It looks like this was filmed the week she did “I Drove All Night” which would make this March of 2008.

Click here to see it…

Carly & Ben – Part 2

Ben released the second (and final) part of his talk with Carly on You Tube today.


Let me summarize the major points:

  1. Carly will  be finished with Viva Elvis in August – and she wants to perform with WATF as soon as she can – and visit South America.
  2. Carly mentions her “big news” that she tweeted about last week.  She says she will reveal the details on the Idol Finale red carpet (which she will be attending with Ben.)  She drops hints that it is a solo project & was suggested to her by Rocky (of whom, Carly does an adorable impression.)
  3. Ben’s snoring on tour (which he claims is now cured).
  4. Ben’s obsession with space & science and talking about it endlessly to whoever is there (hilariously edited by Ben).
  5. Carly will be recording with Ben in the near future – a WATF song she recently wrote & a duet with Ben that he will make available as a free download.
  6. Carly’s mom got married in Vegas recently – congrats Marie!


People Magazine – Idol Issue

We have a copy of the photo and the text transcript from the portion of People magazine’s Idol “Where Are They Now?” special issue pertaining to Carly.

Here’s the article:

Four years after her Idol exit, the Irish-born singer is hanging with The King: She performs in the Las
Vegas Cirque Du Soleil show Viva Elvis. “It’s been honestly just amazing,” says Smithson, 28. “I’ve always
been a big fan of Cirque Du Soleil. I actually didn’t believe the casting lady when she called and asked if I
would be coming. I thought it was one of my friends playing a joke.”

On her weekly break, she heads to L.A. to work with her band We Are The Fallen on their next album.
She finds the contrast delightfully disconcerting: Viva, she says, “is very upbeat-everything that I’m not!
It’s like going from my band to Glee!”

Something else that’s new and fun: getting to stay for the entire show. During her first big stage gig, in
Les Miserables, she recalls, “I was 9 years old. I’ve never actually seen the second half! You are kind of
shuffled in and out, because children can’t be there that long.” This year, she says, her husband, tattoo
artist Todd Smithson, “has promised that I will see the second half of Les Miz!”


And the picture of Carly in her Viva Elvis costume:

We’re baaaaaack…

Sorry I have been away for awhile – the WATF/Carly news has been few and far between & I have been extremely busy with personal stuff.

Anyway let’s get back to business with some new things:

People magazine released a special issue to newsstands called “American Idol Where Are They Now”  which has info on every Idol contestant for the first 10 seasons.  Including of course our beloved Carly Smithson. (See cover image below.)

Carly gets a fairly large photo of her in her Cirque du Soleil outfit, and mentions that and of course We Are The Fallen.  I  will work on getting a transcript & scan of the photo ASAP.