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Donald Braswell and Eli Mattson to Perform at Carnegie Hall with Tim Janis

You might remember that we posted about Jackie Evancho choosing NOT to sing at Carnegie Hall with Tim Janis. Well, I just found out today that America’s Got Talent will still have two representatives from the show at Carnegie Hall to perform on the Tim Janis Christmas Special on December 2nd. It’s not Jackie, but Donald Braswell and Eli Mattson.

Congrats Donald and Eli and best of luck!

Here’s the full details of the performance:
Little Sisters of the Poor – Thursday December 2nd
Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
The Tim Janis Singers – 200 voices – and the 94 piece Tim Janis Youth Symphony Orchestra
400 musicians in this concert with special guests Donald Braswell, Sarah Darling, Emily Bear, Eli Mattson, Jim Cole, Chandler and Ryan Lutz
Tickets on sale at the Carnegie Hall Box Office October 2, 2010

November 24, 2010 I Written By

Eli Mattson from AGT 3 to Do Live Chat Online

Eli Mattson will be answering questions direct from fans during a LiveCloud VIP Talk session Questions can be submitted in advance of the event. This is good news for many of the readers of this site since Eli Mattson was one of the favorite contestants from past America’s Got Talent seasons. I’ll be interested to hear more about what Eli’s been up to. If you attend the event, stop back here and tell us what you think.

October 20, 2009 I Written By

America’s Got Talent Second Top 40 Episode

Time again for another episode of the America’s Got Talent top 40. I’m still waiting for it here on the west coast. So, I decided I’d post who I wanted to see most. Yes, you probably guessed it. I want to see the Eriam Sisters perform. They’re the only act on this season that really knocked my socks off. Usually there are a couple that I go on and watch their audition episode over and over. For example, I still go back and watch Jessica Price and Eli Mattson‘s audition performances. They were both awesome performances that I love hearing over and over again. The Eriam Sisters are the same for me.

Who do you love listening to? Who performed on tonight’s episode of America’s Got Talent that you loved or hated? Let’s hear what you think.

August 11, 2009 I Written By

Eli Mattson’s Cellcom Commercial

I was pretty impressed with this Cellcom commercial featuring Eli Mattson. It’s interesting that they chose to use Eli for their commercial. I think they did a really good job with it. Check it out:

Also, check out my previous update post on Eli Mattson and enter to win free Eli Mattson swag. If people know what’s happening with other past contestants please let me know on my contact page.

July 3, 2009 I Written By

Free Eli Mattson CD Giveaway

I just wrote a post that updated everyone on Eli Mattson’s career since America’s Got Talent. From that I was able to get a few Eli Mattson’s to giveaway on my site. In fact, I’ll be giving away 2 packages to 2 people. Each package will include 1 Eli Mattson CD
, 1 Door County Magazine (includes an article on Eli) with writeup and photos.

Not a bad deal and it’s really easy to enter the contest. In fact, there are 4 ways you can enter to win free Eli Mattson stuff.

How to Enter
We’ll be running this contest until the America’s Got Talent Las Vegas week. Do all 4 things below and you’ll have your name entered into the drawing 4 times. The winner will be chosen at random and supervised by the most honest person I know (my wife). Here’s how you enter:
1. Leave a comment on this post (easy enough no?). Just make sure to use your real email or we’ll have no way to contact you when you win.
2. Send a tweet to all your friends about this website or this contest. Click Tweet This! to tweet a message about this contest. Make sure to include @tvblog in the tweet to enter.
3. Share a link to on your Facebook, MySpace page or blog. Leave a comment with your myspace name, facebook page, or blog post so I can verify.
4. Join the Pure America’s Got Talent email list.

Any questions feel free to ask in the comments. Also, watch for future Terry Fator and Neal E. Boyd giveaways coming soon.

July 1, 2009 I Written By

Eli Mattson Update

A little while back I posted a request to learn more about what’s happening with Eli Mattson after America’s Got Talent. I loved Eli last year and actually wish he would have won. For those that might have missed Eli Mattson on last year’s America’s Got Talent, here’s a nice recap video:

Turns out he’s been doing all sorts of things since being on America’s Got Talent. Here’s my attempt to review all of the various things that Eli Mattson has been doing and is planning to do. Hopefully I can do more regular updates. Plus, look forward to a nice Eli Mattson giveaway which I’ll be starting soon.

The most important thing that people have been looking for of course is buying Eli Mattson’s album. You can find it on Amazon.

This CD is a little bit older. Eli made a cd called “Monsters” back when he was 19 years old with funding provided by Peninsula Arts Association and Roger Kuhns. The cd he is currently selling is a compilation of his favorite songs off of that and three that he recorded several years ago. He is currently working on new songs and wishes to record this year. The songs are all original by Eli with two songs by Roger Kuhns. The are reflective of his view of the world after going through some pretty difficult times, very personal.

Also, Eli’s been doing a number of concerts and has a number of shows planned for the next couple months. Here’s a list of places you can find a live show of Eli Mattson:
Eli Mattson
7/3/2009 7:00 PM at Harraseeket Inn Freeport Maine w
162 N Main St, Freeport, Maine 04032
Cost: $30.00
Intimate concert setting, Eli and the grand piano. Tickets go on sale at attn Charleen

UPDATE: Eli Mattson will be performing at Picture Perfect San Diego on July 18th.

Eli Mattson
8/1/2009 6:00 PM at Evergreen, Co Habitat For Humanity Benefit at The Grand Preserve, Evergreen, Colorado
Cost: $100/couple $50/single
Hard Hats and High Heels a benefit for Habitat for Humanity

Eli Mattson
8/14/2009 7:00 PM at Long Grove , Illinois, Long Grove, Illinois
Cost: tba
A concert in a performance barn!

Eli Mattson
9/17/2009 7:00 PM at Meyer Theater: presented by Cellcom, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54301
Cost: $25.00
The beautiful Meyer theater and incredible place to hear Eli and his band. For tickets go to

Eli Mattson
9/25/2009 7:30 PM at Third Avenue Playhouse: Presented by Cellcom
Third Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 54235
Cost: $25.00
Just Eli and The Grand

Beyond these concerts, Eli performed 2 shows with Terry Fator in Las Vegas (I wish I would have known so I could have gone and checked it out). Eli would be a nice addition to Terry’s show. Eli also performed in Madison, DC, Naperville (Chicago), Luxemburg, amongst other venues.

Eli was signed by Cellcom. “We’re thrilled to have Eli Mattson represent our brand and excited to begin working with him,” said Dan Fabry, vice president and chief operating officer for Cellcom. “His enormous talent will appeal to not only our younger audience, but anyone who appreciates the piano or Eli’s very distinctive singing style.”

Eli was also June on what’s being called the MySpace music calendar 2009. Probably a little late to buy the calendar, but fans might want it to be June 2009 forever. Eli was also featured in an article in “Door County Living” Magazine which will come out this summer.

Of course, could I really do an update post about Eli Mattson without a least one new video of Eli Mattson performing (sorry the recording and background noise isn’t very good):

June 30, 2009 I Written By

Where’s Eli Mattson After America’s Got Talent?

I’ve been able to follow a lot of the past talent of America’s Got Talent. Neal E. Boyd is releasing a single and touring with Paul Potts (Britain’s Got Talent). Queen Emily is in Las Vegas doing Menopause the musical. Donald Braswell has been doing shows, releasing records and even did an appearance on PBS. A little bit surprising to me is that I haven’t heard anything about what’s happened to Eli Mattson. His performance of Walking in Memphis is one of my favorites ever on America’s Got Talent. I found this video from November 25, 2008 of him performing “Walking in Memphis” at the Meyer Theatre:

Does anyone else know what’s going on with Eli Mattson? I’d love to know if he’s releasing an album, if he has any concerts. What he’s doing with his talent.

Also, I think fans of Eli Mattson and Neal E. Boyd will also really enjoy this video of Eli and Neal performing “Candle in the Wind” on July 4, 2008. I have to admit, I think that Eli Mattson actually outperforms Neal on this one. Maybe it was just the song choice. However, I loved the whole thing and it was nice to see them together.

June 22, 2009 I Written By

Eli Mattson the Piano Man in Las Vegas

I just posted Eli Mattson performing Walking in Memphis in Las Vegas. Here’s a second video from Eli Mattson’s Las Vegas performance. In this video, Eli Mattson sings the song Piano ManBilly Joel - The Essential Billy Joel - Piano Man. Perfect song for Eli Mattson the Piano man.

November 20, 2008 I Written By

Eli Mattson Performs Walking in Memphis at Las Vegas Show

It’s been a little while since I’ve posted on this site. I’ve had a ton of things to say, but I just needed a little break after the show. Time to start kicking back into gear. The next season’s auditions will be starting soon and I’m planning on covering Britain’s Got Talent if possible too.

Enough about me. I think that most people would have to agree that Eli Mattson’s version of Walking in MemphisMarc Cohn - The Very Best of Marc Cohn - Walking In Memphis was one of (if not the) best performance on this year’s season of America’s Got Talent. Here’s Eli Mattson performing Walking in Memphis at the America’s Got Talent Las Vegas show:

Not the best video quality, but it was fun to remember how good Eli Mattson really was. He has a very nice voice and I hope he produces a CD really soon.

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Picture of Eli Mattson and Jessica Price’s Sister

Eli Mattson was definitely a fan favorite. I have a feeling that a ton of Eli Mattson fans will be jealous of Jessica Price’s sister. I could be wrong, but I think a ton of girls would love to have Eli Mattson wrap his arm around them.

Enjoy the photograph of Eli Mattson behind the scenes of America’s Got Talent:

Eli Mattson and Jessica Price's Sister

Eli Mattson and Jessica Price's Sister

October 9, 2008 I Written By