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Smithtown High School performance [May. 13th, 2005|11:00 am]
Murena Maniacs

Hello my fellow Mureniacs..I've noticed the community has been lacking in posting but now there is something to post!...Last night, Thursday May 12th, Joey Murena and the Murena Project did an awesome performance at Smithtown High School. You would have never guessed that Joe n the band have only been playing together for a few months cuz they sound like they have been together for years. They did some cover songs and some new songs they had just written. I look forward to hearing a cd if and when they ever cut one...If you were there last nite I would LOVE to hear you're thoughts on the performance...I know I considered it amazing and one of the best I had ever seen. Nice job Joe!..

and ps...nice ass
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Joe's Appearances [Apr. 11th, 2005|11:19 pm]
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[mood |sleepysleepy]

Update on Joe's upcoming appearances
All can be found at Http://JoeMurenafanclub.com

April 13: Joe will be going to the Nesconset middle school. He will be reading a book, have a question and answer period and sing a song at noon.


April 14:  Joe will be at the Mount Pleasant PTA Fundraiser which is at the Pizzaria Uno in Lake Grove, NY at 6pm.  Links: Pizzaria Uno & Uno Coupon


April 14:  Joe will be a judge in Smithtown Idol at 7pm in the Smithtown High School auditorium.  Smithtown class council is running the event, so no outsiders.


April 17: Singing the National Anthem at Shea Stadium as a representative for the QSAS Foundation (Quality Services for Autism Community) at the 1:10 game


April 17: MS Walk


April 18: Joe will be going to the William E Delluca Elementry school. He will be reading a book, have a question and answer period and sing a song.


April 22: Arthritis Luncheon from 11am to 2pm at the Hilton in Melville, NY.  Contact LIIdol@aol.com for further information.


April 27: Live Chat on the Official Yahoo! Group.  Must have a Yahoo! I.D and membership to the group.  Time TBA.


May 14: 11am-12pm 9th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Day.  People can buy breast cancer stamps to receive an autograph.  Ronkonkoma, NY Post Office

Address: 200 Hawkins Avenue Ronkonkoma , NY 11779 Contact: John Florenza


June 9: Joe will be going to the Tackan elementary school. He will be reading a book, have a question and answer period and sing a song at 2:15pm.

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(no subject) [Apr. 3rd, 2005|11:30 pm]
Murena Maniacs

[mood |curiouscurious]

Why did everyone stop writing? Joe is still awesome!
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(no subject) [Mar. 11th, 2005|10:21 pm]
Murena Maniacs

Now that who I was rooting for is off the show (Joey!!!) and it's down to the top 12, I'm still lost. Who are you rooting for now?

I think I'm going to be voting for Bo.
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Pump a jam [Mar. 12th, 2005|12:53 am]
Murena Maniacs

Joey was supposed to sing at 12, but didn't end up doing it until 1am. Joey rocked! He sung "Missing You" & "Breathe Life". "Breathe Life" is an original song someone wrote for Joey to sing, so know one really knows it. But I thought it was hysterical when 2 girls jumped on stage & started to bump & grind with Joey. He didn't know them, but he handled it well, he probably liked it lol. Then they started to play the first song again, which they weren't supposed to, so Joey freaked but he started singing again, because really what was he supposed to do. He got through the first verse & then it randomly stopped & it went back to the club music. Dumb DJ. If I were Joey I'd like pee my pants because I would have no idea what was going on. But this was my first time seeing Joey perform live, & he totally kicked ass :) My dad is going to be putting up some pictures that I took on the website (Joemurenafanclub.com) tomorrow morning so that will be fun :)
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Welcome home super star! [Mar. 7th, 2005|09:54 pm]
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The welcome home for Joey was INSANE! There was like 100 people there screaming his name when we finally saw him (after waiting an hour) then he was totally SWARMED by fans, media, cameras... Joey totally was a super star! It was very exciting and everyone was getting his autograph so I got one to and he wrote it to "Helen, my kid sister" and gave me the biggest hug ever!

I'm so proud of my big bro Joey!!!!!!

Also, interview on WBLI 106.1 on Long Island...
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(no subject) [Mar. 6th, 2005|09:09 pm]
Murena Maniacs

[mood |happyhappy]

Next week, Joe already has 2 gigs set up on here on Long Island. Please join us Thursday night, March 10. He will be performing at the club Viper in Hauppague, New York. You must be 18 to get in, 21 to drink. Ladies receive $7 admission all night with invite. Open bar 10pm-Midnight. Guys receive reduced admission till midnight. The address is 573 Nesconset Highway Hauppauge, NY 631-979-1090.

Saturday, March 12, he will be performing at the club Ice in Farmingdale, New York. You must be 21 to get in. Please present invite for a complimentary drink. The address is 1815 Route 110 Farmingdale, NY 631-756-8430 www.icethenightclub.com

I can post the invites if anyone is interested in going.
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Never give up [Mar. 4th, 2005|11:05 am]
Murena Maniacs

[mood |optimisticoptimistic]

Joe is a great guy, a very talented singer, and WILL be a star one day, I really truly believe that. His journey with Idol was short, but his exposure was invaluable. Now millions of people know who he is, and he has very loyal fans. I am sure we will be all hearing an album from him sooner rather than later as this star continues to rise both in our hearts and on the charts.

We love you Joe!
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(no subject) [Mar. 2nd, 2005|09:43 pm]
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spoiler ahead...Collapse )
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Icons? [Feb. 28th, 2005|09:21 pm]
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I was wondering if anyone could make any icons or bases of Joe from tonight... especially that tongue thing! Also if maybe someone could make an animated one of his tongue, that'd be super :)
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Blown away [Feb. 28th, 2005|11:44 pm]
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[mood |optimisticproud]

OMG I can not even express how I feel right now. TOTALLY BLOWN AWAY! The voice! The talent! The showmanship! Simon is obviously DEAF and a complete jerk. He must be using reverse psychology, that is the only explanation.

Reply with your comments :)
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Tonight's show... [Mar. 28th, 2005|09:39 am]
Murena Maniacs

[mood |excitedexcited]

This is my first post to the community. So, ummm, hello. ;-)

I read this spoiler on one of the AI message boards regarding the guys dress rehearsals yesterday. Some of you may have already seen it but I decided to just go for it and post it here.

Don't read if you don't like spoilers!Collapse )
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A new batch! :) [Feb. 27th, 2005|01:35 am]
Murena Maniacs

I've got a small, new batch of icons.

And a banner

I've got to get to bed, but I'll be making some more icons later on with the new photos that are available of Joey. :) Until then, enjoy these!
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New Joe Photos [Feb. 26th, 2005|05:57 pm]
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[mood |enthralled]
[music |Selena - Dreaming Of You]

Photos from his last week's performance. Would be cool if someone could make some Support Joe Banners or icons ;)

a few more under the cutCollapse )
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Official Website [Feb. 26th, 2005|12:28 am]
Murena Maniacs

The official website is now up! Take a look and tell me what you think of it! Any improvements?

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Wednesday Photos [Feb. 25th, 2005|10:56 am]
Murena Maniacs

[mood |busy]
[music |98 Degrees - She's Out Of My Life]

This was so horribly cruel, but it looked like Joe was about to fall over!

Joe totally expected to be going home after what Ryan pulled

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hey hey hey [Feb. 24th, 2005|10:07 pm]
Murena Maniacs


Hola to all...I am Cat..fellow Joey fan and good friend to Helen..I'd like to come n let you all know I have recently created a community on myspace.com for Joey fans as well so for those of you who use myspace and have friends that use it please come join I'll give the link below..I hope to see you all there :-)


Later Skaters

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(no subject) [Feb. 24th, 2005|05:29 pm]
Murena Maniacs

Hey, all! I had some extra time and made some Joey icons that solukai asked me to post. :)

I made these last night
1. 2. 3.

Then went back today and made some along the same lines, but blank, in case people prefer blank or would rather add their own text.
1. 2. 3.

So have fun and use them! Spread the Joey. ;)
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LI 'Idol' makes 1st cut [Feb. 24th, 2005|04:28 pm]
Murena Maniacs

[mood |happyhappy]



February 23, 2005, 10:08 PM EST

On the first "result" show of its new season Wednesday, "American Idol" cut four of its 24 finalists – the lowest vote-getters from Monday's and Tuesday's sing-offs.

Long Island's standard-bearer, Joe Murena, 26, of Smithtown, survived the round and will get to sing again next week. Judd Harris, 27, one of three New York City residents to make the final 24, did not. The judges said his choice of songs hurt him. Simon Cowell actually said he felt sorry for Harris, an actor.

Also sent home were Melinda Lira, 19, from Hanford, Calif.; Jared Yates, 18, from Danville, Ill.; and Sarah Mather, 22, from Wilmington, N.C.

Host Ryan Seacrest said more than 40 million votes had been cast this week.

Newsday Poll:
Does knowing a Long Islander is on 'American Idol' make you more likely or less likely to watch the show?

More likely (525 responses)

Less likely (29 responses)

No difference (630 responses)

1184 total responses
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(no subject) [Feb. 23rd, 2005|11:28 pm]
Murena Maniacs

[mood |ecstaticecstatic]

OMG JOE MADE IT THROUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I KNEW IT!!!!!!!!

But Ryan was so cruel at the end, when it was between Anwar & Joe. Poor Judd never knew what hit him. Joe seemed so stunned that he grabbed on to Ryan LOL!!!

I am SO on cloud 9 right now it's not even funny!
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Nadia Turner, Joe Murena, Amanda Avila - Is American Idol Turning Into a Star Search Reunion Show? [Feb. 23rd, 2005|07:25 pm]
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[mood |amusedamused]
[music |Ed on the Phone]

Not one, not two, but three of the 24 American Idol semifinalist previously appeared on Star Search. American Idol 4 is quickly turning into a Star Search reunion show. If Arsenio Hall pop-ups as a guest host, then we're going to stop watching. Reality TV Magazine reported back on February 2 that Nadia Turner won a preliminary round on Star Search only to be eliminated by a member of the Winner's Circle. Now it turns out that Nadia wasn't the only Star Search loser to make it big on American Idol 4. Joseph Murena and Amanda Avila also both competed on Star Search. Joseph and Amanda didn't fare quit as well as Nadia though and were eliminated in the first round of Star Search.

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I was at JOE Murena's House last night!! [Feb. 22nd, 2005|02:12 pm]
Murena Maniacs
Hi everyone!

Just wanted to post the latest news to you all, and to tell you how exciting it was last night to be with Joe's family and friends at his house to see him perform! OMG we were so thrilled to see him on TV- it gave us butterflies and made us get all choked up. We thought he did awesome! We were blown away!!! I hope that for all of you who saw him sing last night for the first time that you love him as much as we said you would! We are just so thrilled, like little babies lol, to see someone we love so much up there in the spotlight making his dreams come true.

Joe's family were so sweet- they had a full spread set out for everyone, and everyone came bringing something to help promote Joe along on his path to stardom (we hope!!!)- we brought flyers, some had made pins and badges, CD's of his songs, and 2 huge 30 foot banners, and the excitement built minute by minute as the crowd gathered around their huge large screen tv in their den- the excitement was palpable and flew through the roof when Fox 5 news and their cameras showed up! They stayed for the whole show, and if you can watch it- PLEASE DO!!! Its on Fox news at 10 pm. Joe's dad was adorable and got so excited about Joe on TV that he broke into a dance and he was the cutest most adorable thing- hope it makes TV!!

When Joe came on you couldn't hear anything but a roar of excitement, screaming, clapping, stomping- it was wonderful to see such unbridled support in one room lol! (had to hold tight to my undies just to keep them on lol!) It was so wonderful to share watching him on TV with everyone else who loves him just as much as we do!! GO JOE!!!!!! is my battle cry lol!!!

So I hope everyone voted as many times as possible!!! We (helen, phil, and I)had all our 3 cell phones going, then we ran home to add our 2 home lines to the voting capacity! and we logged in over 1500 calls together! Remember- it IS FREE for all cell phones after 9pm and free on all land phones all the time to vote- so please get blisters on your fingers and keep dialing lol!!! We need everyone's support and Joe, his family, and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all you have done and continue to do!

If you can- watch Fox news tonight at 10 pm- thats when we will all be on!!!

Love you all- and God bless you!
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(no subject) [Feb. 21st, 2005|05:21 pm]
Murena Maniacs

Don't forget tonight America has to vote for their American Idol and the boys are singing. PLEASE support Joe Murena, he is the sweetest guy in the whole world and America finally gets to hear him sing tonight!

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Hola Joey fans! [Feb. 21st, 2005|09:15 am]
Murena Maniacs

[mood |awake]
[music |My chapel band]

My name is JP! I'm from Downey, CA (L.A. area), and duh, a Joey fan.

I was at the show yesterday (that will air today). I'm so obsessed with the show that I actually sit there and take notes. (I have charts and graphs and notes and notes. Yes, that show is my life). I wrote up a whole review up in my LJ, in case you are interested. However, here is my specific notes concerning Joey:

11. Joey
song: How Am I suposed to Live Without You
He was nervious and it showed. He has a good voice, but he was distant. I REALLY like his voice, he just needs to work on performing. Needs to get over the nerves. He also sat on a stool I'm pulling for this guy. (Yes, and he is TOO DAMM CUTE!!)

So, watch tonight and vote for 11. WOOOOO! GO JOEY!!
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American Idol with a Long Island accent [Feb. 19th, 2005|08:00 pm]
Murena Maniacs

[mood |ditzyditzy]

American Idol with a Long Island accent
Smithtown singer hopes to wow judges


February 19, 2005

Visitors to the First District Court in Central Islip might have heard the voice in the hallways, singing out a colleague's name. Or at the Long Island Ducks stadium, belting out the national anthem.

Now the entire country gets to hear the voice of Joseph Murena, 26, part of this season's "American Idol," which has a distinctly New York flavor.

Of the 24 finalists, four are from the metropolitan area. Murena is the only one from Long Island.

Murena, of Smithtown, an assistant clerk in the court's criminal division, flew to Hollywood five days ago and has been rehearsing with other hopefuls for the program's first live show this year, at 8 p.m. Monday on Fox.

"It's really overwhelming," Murena said in a brief phone interview Friday, arranged by a network publicist, from the show's Hollywood studio. The judges, Murena added, "have been really, really nice. Every season, I've always agreed with everything Simon [Cowell] said, so now to be up there, I have to take his punches."

Belinda Barrett, Murena's supervisor at the courthouse, where his mother and cousin also work, said the whole office has been "crazed."

"I mean, we still of course do our work, but everybody is buzzing about Joe," Barrett said.

Murena, a 1997 graduate of Smithtown High School, said he was inspired as a toddler to pursue a singing career after hearing his cousin, Barbara Jean Harlin, 46, of Blue Point, perform with her band in his backyard at a family party.

"I remember watching her at that moment and knowing that that was what I had to do with my life," he said.

Harlin accompanied Murena to Las Vegas last fall to audition for "Idol."

"He's got that 'it' factor," Harlin said. "I know singers. I've been around them for a long time and I've listened to a load and I've never ever heard any male singer with the qualities that this kid has."

His mother, Patricia, said family and friends will gather in front of the TV Monday night. "He's really great," she said. "Not because he's my son; I always take myself out of that and put myself with everybody else."

In his early 20s, Joseph Murena headed to Harlem and stood in line to perform at amateur night at the Apollo Theater. He was later selected to appear on the syndicated broadcast, "Showtime at the Apollo."

"I was like, if I get booed off stage, I'm never going to do it anymore," he said. "And if they don't boo me, I'm going to go full throttle. And it's been full throttle ever since."

Since then, Murena has acted in a local musical, won the nationwide, all-night karaoke contest in 2002 held by "Good Morning America" and sang in a concert in Centereach, he and his mother said.

Several years ago, he won Long Island Idol, sponsored by the radio station "Party 105" (WDRE-FM), and was flown to see "American Idol."

"He's been all over. It just didn't click yet. I feel this is his biggest break," Patricia Murena said. "Now, everybody will get to see him."

Today, the "Offline Street Team" went around town, posting flyers and what not. We posted them in the major food stores and around various places. More of us are going to be doing the same next Monday morning. However, having Joe on the front page of Newsday is worth like 60,000 posters!!!

Tomorrow the men doing their taping. I have a friend, janetplanet who will be attending and giving me some feedback on how Joe did! I can't wait! I'm going to his house to watch it on Monday with his friends and family. GO JOE!

It's going to be JOE-a-LICIOUS,
Helen (Moderator)

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Get to Know 'Idol''s Final 24! [Feb. 18th, 2005|08:22 pm]
Murena Maniacs

OMG There is so much to post!

1. American Idol on Entertainment Tonight. If you missed it tonight, these are the re-airings (Please check your own TV Guide because this could be only specific to Long Island) On CBS:
Feb 19 02:37am, Feb 19 07:00pm, Feb 21 02:00am, Feb 21 07:30pm
It is being re-aired like 1,000 other times, but I didn't think I had to post them.

2. American Idol top 24 Contestant article on ETonline

Joe and Constantine are two of the oldest contestants in this year's competition.

Read more...Collapse )

3. Joe Murena was on Channel 12 news on Long Island tonight. It basically was an interview of his mother, Pat Murena, and his best friend Jennifer Nolan. Long Island sends him our best!

4. Joe Murena is going to be on the front page of the Long Island newspaper, Newsday, tomorrow Saturday February 19th.

5. I also heard that American Idol is being featured in this week's People magazine.

SO MUCH STUFF GOING ON! Hard to keep up with it all :)

x-posted to joe_murena, americanidol, americanidol4, and weloveaiboys

It's going to be JOE-a-LICIOUS,
Helen (Moderator)
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Star Search [Feb. 18th, 2005|02:08 pm]
Murena Maniacs

[mood |cheerfulcheerful]

A lot of you probably only recognize Joe from American Idol.  He has in fact been on other things as well.  He was on Star Search, Show time at the Apollo, Good Morning America, and has won Long Island Idol.

This post is focused on him as a Star Search contestant.

He was in Preliminary 02 against Denise Hudson.  Here is what the website has to say about it:

Joe Murena & Denise Hudson

Fifteen-year-old Denise Hudson, from Peckville, Pennsylvania, won tonight's Adult Singer category and will return for the Semi-Finals next Friday, February 28 at 8pm ET/PT. The first Adult Singer tonight was Joe Murena, who performed "Unbreak My Heart." Although the judges were complimentary about Joe's singing, Denise's rendition of "Sweet Love" earned her a higher score. Ben Stein summed up her performance thusly: "Warm, friendly, vibrant, rhythmic, sexy, fabulous!"

Once again, the home audience scoring upheld the judges' decision. With 36 stars, Denise Hudson will compete against Chantele Doucette and Wednesday night's winner in next Friday's Semi-Final round. Don't miss next Wednesday's STAR SEARCH to see who the third Semi-Finalist will be!

Joe didn't win, but he did win over the heart of Naomi Judd who gave Joe a score of 5/5.  Ben Stein, who knows nothing about music anyway, gave Joe a 3/5.  Ahmet Zappa and Adam Carolla both gave Joe a 4/5, giving him a 16 for the Judge's score.  America voted and gave him a 15 for a total of 31, 4 points lower than Denise's.  But Joe did not get discouraged, for celebrities who are famous now once lost on Star Search, so hopefully it will be the same deal.

Joe also filled out the following surveyCollapse )

It's going to be JOE-a-LICIOUS,
Helen (Moderator)

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It's going to be JOE-a-LICIOUS! [Feb. 17th, 2005|02:55 pm]
Murena Maniacs

[mood |ecstaticecstatic]
[music |Joe on American Idol]

Welcome! This is the first post, so let's get to know Joe Murena! Here is his AI Profile on the AI website, and his Video.

Also, thatgirlcaitlin has made us some icons to use to show our support for Joe Murena!!

1. 2.

I am currently looking for a Co-Moderator that will help me spread his name on the "Online Street Team" headed by me, solukai as well as those who will help spread his name on the "Offline Street Team" headed by joemurenafan. My e-mail is Slpinbewty@aol.com and her e-mail is Wendy11787@aol.com Please let us know if you are interested!!

It's going to be JOE-a-LICIOUS!
- Helen (Moderator)
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