Kelly Clarkson and Clay Aiken “Open Arms” – Biloxi, MI (VIDEO)

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During Kelly Clarkson’s tour stop in Biloxi MI on Tuesday (2/14), Clay Aiken surprised the audience when he walked on stage to sing Journey’s “Open Arms” with Kelly!

Watch the video after the jump

American Idol 11 – Las Vegas Preview (VIDEO)

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Tonight, the American Idol 11 Top 60-ish heads to Las Vegas for another round of singing! The kids will once again perform in groups. This time, the selections will be songs of the 50s and early 60s.

Producer, Nigel Lythgoe says it will feature the kids singing in tight harmonies. And look! They get to wear really cool costumes too.

List of the Top 60

See the Video preview after the jump.

X Factor Audition Cities Announced, 5 Mil Prize, Hopefuls Can Have Management Contracts

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X Factor announces their open auditions. Open calls begin March 14 in Kansas City, MO and Austin TX March 14, San Francisco April 20, and Greensboro NC May 1. Online auditions begin March 1, and My Studio auditions begin March 1. See schedule below.

Also: The 5 million dollar prize is back (Ugh). The bottom age limit is still 12.

And this is interesting: Artists with Pre-existing Management Contracts Can Now Audition. Hm. Of course a hopeful has to be management and record contract free to audition for Idol.