By Michael Slezak
October 30, 2006 at 09:21 PM EST

It’s been 7 hours and 89 days…approximately, anyway… since I last blogged about Elliott Yamin. I came to this realization when I tried to use my E-card this morning, and it was declined. Clearly, this situation needs to be remedied, and fortunately, the most charming and naturally gifted vocalist of American Idol‘s fifth season is making headlines today, allowing me to do just that. Woot!

According to MTV News, Elliott is touring with Taylor Hicks’ former band Little Memphis Blues Orchestra; but the folks at say that’s not the case, that LMBO merely backed Elliott during his recent gig at the Virginia State Fair. To which I say, WHY HASN’T ELLIOTT BEEN SIGNED TO A MAJOR LABEL YET?!?! Whew. Sorry ’bout that. Okay, I’m calm now. Really. But check out these YouTube clips (thanks to PopWatcher Justin Castillo for the heads-up) of E-Double and LMBO performing “Use Me,” “Little Ghetto Boy,” “I Believe to My Soul,” and “Whipping Post,” and tell you don’t feel the outrage a little, too.

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