Idol's Blake Makes a D-Pop-D-Deal, More Music Notes
Blake Lewis by Michael Becker/Fox
's first runner-up is the second to ink a deal. Just days after
champ Jordin Sparks jumped in with Jive, Blake Lewis signed with Arista, says the
. Blake's first disc is expected later this year.... A sneak listen of the first track off Madonna's new album netted mixed reactions when the deejay at Thursday's Pop Rocks bash sprung it on the crowd. "Everyone cheered and was excited, but when it started playing, few were dancing," a source tells the
New York Post
. "[It]sounds almost exactly like Britney's 'Slave 4 You.' The response was tepid at best."