Today’s Idol Appearances:
- Elliott Yamin performs at the Emporia Greensville Performing Arts Center, Emporia, VA,
- Taylor Hicks performs at the Beau Rivage Theatre Biloxi, MS
- Sanjaya Malakar hosts the Seattle Superstar Search live finale at the University of Washington. More information HERE
- Crystal Bowersox performs at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville
- Jordin Sparks will perform at the All Day Foundation benefit at the Oklahoma Sports Museum and Hall of Fame
@IdolsNow: “RUBEN STUDDARD live at Nashville Dinner Theatre, Friday March 18. Two shows: 8 PM and 11PM CST.”
Matt Giraud finishing up a Video shoot. He tweets, “Last day of a video shoot in Franklin TN. Got 3 locations today.,sheesh!! Wish I had a bike to pedal away on.. It’s so nice here!! 60&sunny”
According to Stefano Langone, there will be official twitter accounts for the Top 12.
Nigel Lythgoe tweeted after last night’s Idol taping, “I think only 2 or 3 guys chose bad songs or more clearly, songs that didn’t suit them. There really is some great vocal talent in the show.”
Tim Urban now has a web page. Check it out at Www.timurbanmusic.com
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Crystal Bowersox at the Friday Night Opry
Pretty sure that’s Vince Gill on the right!
Crystal was brought up on stage by surprise to sing “Mine All Mine”. She tweeted, “I can’t believe that just happened. Thank you @opry and Vince Gill! I mean… the oakridge boys said they were fans of mine. Just incredible.”
“Crazy thing.. I ddn’t expect this 4a second tnght. I said 2brian jokingly b4 shw”I’m gonna sing on this stage tonight.”
Bow to Casey Abrams, your most unlikely “Idol” yet
“I just want to show the world that guys like me are sexy,” said the wacky-haired and be-bearded Casey, who looks like he just graduated from Oberlin College (and I’m saying that as someone who did the same, no big deal). His most recent performance was a smoky rendition of “Why Don’t You Do Right” by Kansas Joe McCoy but popularized by Jessica Rabbit:
Read more at Salon
Alex Lambert- Price Tag (Jessie J Cover)
Tim Urban performed last night the YouthJamz benefit concert @ La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad, CA (to benefit San Diego Homeless Teens.
From ‘American Idol’ to the musical theater stage
In his criticism of contestants, former “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell made singing Broadway-style sound like a dead-end job. (Hey, Simon, did you ever hear of Barbra Streisand?) Yet many “Idol” finalists besides Constantine Maroulis, who will reprise his Tony-winning role in “Rock of Ages” at the Curran Theatre, have found success with the genre. Here’s a look at some who have sung in musicals, either before or after their “Idol” experience.
Read more at SFGate.com
Simon Cowell buys fiancee Mezhgan Hussainy £3million home and £4million pad for her parents
SIMON Cowell might be a miser when it comes to praising X Factor hopefuls but he’s generous with his money.
The star has splashed out £3million on a dream home for fiancee Mezhgan Hussainy – and £4million on one for her parents.
X Factor creator Simon stunned Sayed and Mary Hussainy by giving them a four-bedroom house in Los Angeles, two miles from his £13million Beverly Hills mansion.
Read more at The Mirror
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding: Simon Cowell planning to take hit show to U.S.
He hasn’t even started filming the first American series of X Factor yet, but Simon Cowell is already set to take another hit UK TV show stateside.
The music mogul is in talks to take the controversial documentary show My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding to America, according to reports.
The 51-year-old is said to have already met with television executives about the possibility of taking the show across the pond to the U.S.
Read more at Daily Mail
Access Hollywood Live: Darren Criss On His Shocking Spin-The-Bottle Kiss With Lea Michele
Acoustic “Don’t You Want Me”
Via Access Hollywood