Idol Headlines for 12/25/13

Merry Christmas to those who celebrate!

Celebrate 30 years of Disney magic Christmas morning with ‘Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade’ – The festivities at Disneyland Resort in California feature Mary J. Blige singing yuletide carols from her new album, “A Mary Christmas,” a duet by “American Idol” season six winner Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo, as well as special performances by Demi Lovato, the cast of “Teen Beach Movie” and Dove Cameron. Season’s greetings will be had by all at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida with a gleeful rendition of “Let Me Love You” by Grammy Award-winning R&B artist Ne-Yo, along with star-studded sounds by English-Irish boy band The Wanted, Italian vocal trio Il Volo, “American Idol” season 12 champion Candice Glover and more. Airs on ABC today. Check your local listings for time and channel. More at WNYpapers

The Voice Champ Tessanne Chin on Reggae-fied Beatles Tunes, the Drama of ‘I Have Nothing’ and the Heart & Adam Lambert Songs She Skipped! – “Do you trust me?” That’s a question Tessanne Chin found herself frequently answering (in the affirmative) in conversations with coach Adam Levine during her winning run on Season 5 of The Voice.Indeed, in her freewheeling TVLine interview, the Jamaican powerhouse reveals she was initially reluctant about her mentor’s choices on everything from her Battle Round cover of “Next to Me” to future iTunes smashes like “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and “I Have Nothing.” – Read more at TV Line

Kree Harrison and Janelle Arthur Share Christmas Memories

Kree Harrison and Janelle Arthur recently paid us a visit during Opry at the Ryman Auditorium and we caught up with them backstage to ask them about their Christmas traditions. Merry Christmas from the Opry and Kree and Janelle!

Interview: Angie Miller – “I’m excited to be finally putting out new music,” exclaims Angie Miller. “It feels good!” It sounds just as good. The American Idol finalist’s new Christmas single, “This Christmas Song” [iTunes link], stands out as a new holiday classic in its own right. It’s not only extremely festive, but it’s as warm as a Christmas Eve night by the fire. Just in time for the holidays, editor in chief Rick Florino spoke to Angie Miller about the story behind “This Christmas Song”, her favorite Christmas jams, what’s next for her, and so much more in this exclusive interview.
– Read more at Artist Direct

Scotty McCreery Shares a Few of His Favorite Things – Exclusive Video

Read More at Taste of Country

Scotty McCreery – Merry Christmas To All

Scotty wraps up 2013 with a special thank you to all the people that made this year great.

Union grad Melinda Doolittle juggles many projects – For Melinda Doolittle, Christmas is a special time of year, and the Boston Pops Orchestra, in part, helps ring in that feeling. With their numerous Christmas songs, including “Sleigh Ride,” “they spell out Christmas for me,” Doolittle said.Now, she’s on one of their albums. Doolittle sings two songs on “A Boston Pops Christmas ? Live from Symphony Hall,” which was released in October.”I did a Christmas tour with them one year, and they asked me if I could come back and do a live Christmas recording,” Doolittle said in a recent telephone interview. “I can’t believe I’m part of the ‘Boston Pops Christmas’ now.” – Read more at Tulsa World

Carrie Underwood Considers God’s Unconditional Love – “This Scripture says that you are always loved no matter what. I love all the commas in these verses — neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor demons. It’s so powerful,” Underwood explains in the new book, Once-a-Day Country Faith: 56 Reflections From Today’s Leading Country Music Stars. “The thing that draws me as an adult is the way it reminds us of God’s unconditional love. I love it because it basically says, ‘You can make a mistake and it’s okay.'” – Read more at CMT

Kevin Bacon Enlists Celeb Pals for 12 Days of Christmas Serenade – Happy holidays from the stars to you. Kevin Bacon, Matthew Morrison, Bill Engvall, Pia Toscano and Luke Evans were all among the celebrities who gathered everywhere from their car to their home to sing fans a line from “12 Days of Christmas.” As part of WhoSay’s Kevin Bacon’s 12 Degrees of Christmas feature, the video kicks off with the actor strumming a guitar while sitting on a couch, reciting the opening line of the holiday classic. – People Magazine

Simon Cowell: Shirtless Holiday Vacation with Terri Seymour! – Simon Cowell goes shirtless while having some fun on a jetski on Monday (December 23) in Bridgetown, Barbados.The 54-year-old X Factor judge was joined on the vacation by ex-girlfriend Terri Seymour and her boyfriend Clark Mallon. The holiday really begins when photos of shirtless Simon surface from whatever Caribbean holiday he’s on. – See the photos at Just Jared

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  • Axxxel

    Adam Levine is not really into an Adam Lambert song which has a more rock vibe ? Maybe he just wants to show the reggea Vibe of Tessanne with a song that is more suitable for that purpose.. But I would love to see Tessanne doing that Adam Lambert song one day…

  • ladymctech

    Some people, like Simon Cowell, just never learn…

  • hellomusicgirl

    A merry Christmas video was posted to Archie’s YT account last night, including a wee bit of acappella First Noel:

    Hope everyone is having a nice holiday!

  • girlygirl

    Merry Christmas to all who celebrate!

    I’m betting there will be lots of ex-Idols, Glee people, etc tweeting holiday greetings. If I see them, I’ll post them here

    Here’s the 1st one :)


    #Merry Christmas from this guy! #igotahumanalarmclockforchristmas #bestpresent #merrychristmas

  • Fan Dja

    That David Archuleta sure planned for his absence. Great to see and hear his Christmas greeting. They’ve also posted the entire Christmas Concert from Chile where David participated. After the 1 hour mark there is a sublime performance of The Prayer with David and Rebecca Lopez.

    We lucky fans also received a Christmas treat from Jeffrey Christ from MTV with Jim Cantiello caroling with David throughout the MTV offices. Video at the tweeted link.

    Jeffrey Christian ?@jeffreychrist23 Dec Merry Christmas, David Archuleta fans!

    Favorite part of his write up.
    “Before arriving at my office, David and Jim decked our halls with sounds of laughter and cheer – the final edited video could be found all over the web – but when they got to me and requested which song I wanted to hear, I chose one that surprised both – “O Holy Night.” It’s my favorite traditional carol and I’m always interested in hearing new versions. David’s pure voice is somewhat drowned out by a far-too schmaltzy arrangement on his CD, but his vocals more than shine. Once I had him trapped in my office, I wasn’t going to allow him to leave without serenading me with my favorite Christmas song – a capella. He obliged and…wow. He startled Jim and nearly briought me to tears. It was astonishing (as I exalted in the video). Sure, we knew he could sing, but to hear it live, in person, 2 feet in front of me…well, it haunts me still.”

  • tripp_ncwy

    Repeat: Kelly Clarkson’s Christmas special tonight on NBC.

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  • NoCalGirl

    MJ…Happy Holidays to you and your staff! Been reading your blog for 3 years now and appreciate the info it provides and the dialog it initiates. All the best in 2014.

  • Sicola789

    @ScottyMcCreery: Merry Christmas yall! Spend some quality time w/ the fam today and remember the reason for the season! Here’s the last episode of the year—>

    @ScottyMcCreery: The last ScotTV episode of the year! looking back on 2013. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    @coltondixon: Happy birthday Jesus.

    @PiaToscano: Merry Christmas @PiaParadise !

    @JanelleOArthur: Merry Christmas??

    @Phillips: Merry Christmas everyone!!! I hope it’s amazing!!

    @JordinSparks: Merry Christmas my loves!!! He is Risen!!! ????

    @JordinSparks: Ahahahaha! I know it’s not Easter but He came here to do just that! And I am rejoicing! :)

  • pj

    Yes, because we all want to see Simon’s moobs.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Yahoo OMG: Celebrity Babies Born in 2013

    #6 Elijah – September, 28 2013 Heather Morris
    #10 Dominic Lopez – September 9, 2013 Mario Lopez
    #24 Oliver Neil Allen – July 30, 2013 Kris Allen
    #61 Riley Anne Mesnick—March 14, 2013 Jason Mesnick
    #65 Asher Guarini – February 25, 2013 Justin Guarini
    #75 Greyson James Carroll McCuddy—January 31, 2013 Kara DioGuardi
    #74 Milan Piqué Mebarak – January 22, 2013 Shakira

  • Theresa Wooten

    Just want to say, I really like that you started this post with “Merry Christmas to those who celebrate!” I am not Christian, hence, do not celebrate Christmas. But that seems so uncommon these days so everyone always wishes everyone Merry Christmas, including me. Its always weird for me to say it back since its a religious thing for me. So it was nice to see you acknowlege that not everyone celebrates.

  • Cathy Mcguire Kosak

    great Scotty…..wonderful year,,,,Thanks !!!!