Idol Headlines for 2/26/14

It’s another BUSY night of TV! The American Idol XII finals begin. As the Top 13 take center stage YOU will be able to VOTE after their performances, rather than waiting until the end of the show! 8/7c PM on FOX.

Survivor Cagayan: Brawn vs. Brains vs. Beauty premieres tonight on CBS at 8 pm.

And get set for the return of the musical soapfest, Nashville, on ABC at 10/9c pm.

‘American Idol’ finalist and Bradenton student Sam Woolf says confidence will show: interview – Sam Woolf knows what everyone is saying. Sure he can sing, spectacularly, write songs, beautifully, too, but does the senior at Bradenton River High School have enough star-power to be the next “American Idol”? “I definitely agree and have taken what (Connick Jr. and others) said and have been practicing a lot more,” Woolf says by phone at about 5:30 p.m. PST Tuesday from “American Idol” headquarters in Los Angeles. “Next performance, I think it’s really going to show.” – Read more at Arts Sarasota

Exclusive Video: Behind the Scenes of American Idol’s Top 13 Photo Shoot – Before the American Idol finalists return to the stage Wednesday (8/7c, Fox), they needed to experience one essential rite of passage: their first official photo shoot. How did the Top 13 deal with the glam treatment? – More at TV Guide

Scotty McCreery Responds to Criticism Over SeaWorld Concert – Scotty says he’s researched both sides of the story–including watching “Blackfish”, the documentary that began the uproar–and nearly every musical act that was booked to pullout. He feels confident that performing at Sea World is the right decision.

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Ryan Seacrest Celebrates a Decade on KIIS-FM in Los Angeles and Nationally Syndicated No. 1 Countdown Show, American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest – Clear Channel Media and Entertainment announced today that Emmy(R)-winning television and radio host, Ryan Seacrest, is celebrating 10 years of being on-air on 102.7 KIIS-FM, Los Angeles No. 1 Hit Music Station, as well as a decade of hosting American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest. – Read more at

‘Survivor: Cagayan': Jeff Probst reveals the players to watch – Survivor: Cagayan kicks off tonight with 18 new players divided into three tribes of Brains, Beauty, and Brawn. Who are the contestants to keep an eye on? Jeff Probst already gave us his take on former NBA All-Star Cliff Robinson. Here are the host’s thoughts on some of the other million dollar winner wannabees that will be making a mark — in either a good or a bad way. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

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  • girlygirl

    Today is the first day of the Live Loud Festival cruise that Kris is doing.

    Also, another new gig has popped up for him in April:

    Kris Allen at The Neighborhood Theatre Charlotte, NC on 4/3/14:

  • Mateja Praznik

    Amelia Lily is visiting my country today!

    Amelia Lily


    Slovenia has been amazing so far today! Been treat like royalty! Everyone’s been so lovely!! X

  • girlygirl

    not being snarky, but I have no idea who that is. Is she from XFUK?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Candice Glover ?@CandiceGlover 15h
    Don’t forget to tune into @AmericanIdol this Thursday! Save the date!

  • Mateja Praznik

    Yep, season 8

  • Marko

    Best of luck.

  • Wfish88

    Did she do any national promo this/last week for her album?

  • Carriefan1

    Here is Carrie Underwood’s husband’s ‘I Am Second’ video:

  • justmefornow

    “James Durbin’s new album is called Celebrate. That’s a command we can get behind, James.”
    (that picture! Boy has he changed a lot since the last time he was on)

  • LongKissGoodnight


  • Sassycatz

    So, I’ve listened to all 13 of these brief “interviews” with the Idol contestants and as I listened, I made a deal with myself that whoever said they preferred cats over dogs, I’d throw them votes this week no matter how well they did. *Drum roll!* Majesty Rose, you win! You can lay an egg this week (although I don’t think you will) and I’ll vote for you. ;-)

    However, this is a one week deal. Heh. (Yes, this is how I amuse myself.)

  • William Carr

    As long as Scotty has done his homework, i don’t have a problemwith his decisionto play Seaworld.

  • Jason Gorny

    Just read on a thread on ATRL that the voice producers will be replacing christina for season 7 in addition with cee-lo.

  • 10DogMom

    I wonder if her pregnancy dictated that.

  • Liteasy

    Cee Lo got fired several weeks ago.

  • Liteasy

    Taylor Hicks is on Craig Ferguson’s Show tonight:

  • Larc

    I think some of the cancelled performances there were knee-jerk rather than well-thought-out reactions.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Looks like Taylor’s last show at Napoleon’s is March 4.

  • Montavilla

    I might have made that same decision after seeing Blackfish. It’s powerful and disturbing. I never want to go to any marine park after seeing it.

  • justmefornow

    Radio Riff ?@RadioRiffRocks
    The MattyRocks Experience Presents American Idol finalist James Durbin TONIGHT! 9 PM EST/ 6 PM PST! Get a…

  • mel432

    What fun. I wonder if Katy is going to join Kris on the cruise.

  • girlygirl

    ok, thanks

  • girlygirl

    I would doubt it. Probably wouldn’t want to leave the baby for that long yet.

  • DragonFly

    Like his look there too!

  • Volveras

    i wish he’d come back to LA!

  • Lexie O’Neill

    Tonight, Scotty is part of another St. Jude’s concert…KIX 100.9 private event to benefit St Jude Childrens Research Hospital (Springfield, MA) SOLD OUT ……0?stream_ref=10

  • Incipit

    Yes. There are very specific allegations, enough to give anyone pause – I haven’t seen any rebuttals, just deflection.

  • KrisAllenLists

    No, just the band.

  • Lexie O’Neill

    There actually have been a number of rebuttals…even though I hate to get into it here. Let me just say I talked to a professional in the field (who has nothing to do with Sea World) and the facility has an amazing reputation in the actual field of marine science.

    Sea World has clearly stated a number of times and given evidence that much of the film was spliced together, etc.

  • macfae

    Jim Parson hosting SNL – fun Promo clips
    Musical guest will be Beck
    Looking forward to this one…

  • MissMyEm

    I think he will but probably not before mid April. At least that’s what I’m hoping for.

  • justmefornow

    Fun week ahead..

    James Durbin ?@DurbinRock 7h
    Drivin down to LA for @TEAM_TSA #HollywoodHeals charity tomorrow night. Playin #parachute on @ConanOBrien Monday & goin 2 @AmericanIdol Wed.

  • usedtobelucy

    “Delusional” doesn’t begin to describe it:

    ‘”Everyone loved [Brooke], but the execs wanted a whole new show,” the
    source revealed. Adding that Andrews’ “young male following” was
    appealing to the network. “They’re desperate for those viewers,” the
    source added.

    ‘News of Burke-Charvet’s exit came right after DWTS band leader Harold Wheeler and his 28-person band were also unceremoniously fired.’

    Read more:

    Uh …. I think the Andrews’ following sort of *starts* with the sports she covers, not with her all by herself. Why in the world would anybody imagine that a bunch of young men would start watching Dancing with the Stars? amazing

    I suppose they think Andrews’ presence could attract 19-year-old guys to watch reruns of Julia Child, as well.

  • DragonFly

    Listening to this (James) is so much nicer than reading interviews. Great “new finds” as he’s reliving some Idol (ZW), his youth–apprec of Dale Ockerman & talented kids he spent time w/at his music school.. Ea time he’s asked re Idol (likes/dislikes you “get” how much all of it meant/means to him. First obscurity–to the unreal, wonderful dream of the Idol experience, & then the task of making something happen again w/what all-over recognition that Idol gave him & adjusting again. Talking present (more hard work pushing Parachute necessary), knowing where he’s at, & hoping hard work will pay off. Gratitude that he got 1 album out & appreciation for an oppor. for this 2nd album. PLUS his songs being played in betw (liked that)—his gifts “family” & how he knows it takes juggling & understanding from Heidi/Hunter—it was a great listen. How much fans (those from the beginning & new ones) are important to him. How comfortable he is w/himself now & that talk shows he thinks can be a bit easier bec of that. Enjoyed it.

  • Porfivor Nixon

    I don’t like him anymore because of this. I’ve done my research, too.