Today’s Idol Appearances:
- Jason Castro performs at the American Music Theater in Lancaster, PA
- The 83rd Annual Academy Awards air on ABC 8 pm. Jennifer Hudson will be on hand to present an award.
I’ll be live blogging the Oscars tonight. Play our Oscar Pool!
Adam Lambert tweets, “Heard final mix of new Aftermath today! Get ready!!! It’s nuts. Will drop sometime near 2nd week of march!!!”
Lee DeWyze attended the Rollingstone magazine pre-Oscar party in Los Angeles last night. A watermaked photo HERE.
Songwriter, Shane McAnally, talks to Mineral Wells Index about collaborating with Casey James for the Season 9 Idol’s debut album, “We wrote a song together and had a great time … and I look forward to doing a lot more. I’m excited about his career.”
Coincidentally, Casey and Shane both hail from Northern Texas… Via the Casey James Blog.
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Brad Paisley won’t come right out and say it, but in this recent radio interview, Brad admits he’s been in the studio with Carrie Underwood. Rumor is, Carrie and Brad have cut a duet for his upcoming album.
Bo Bice joins the Oak Ridge Boys onstage to perform “Elvira” at the Friday Night Opry
Crystal Bowersox wasn’t the only Idol on stage at the Opry on Friday. Bo Bice joined the Oak Ridge Boys to perform “Elvira”
Teach me tonight :: Melinda Doolittle on Love 101
American Idol Season Six (2007) finalist Melinda Doolittle is back at New York’s Feinstein’s through March 5.
The Tennessee native and one-time backup singer released her critically acclaimed solo album Coming Back to You in 2009 and has been busy with concerts (including performing at the White House in 2007) and charitable work.
Recently, she spoke with EDGE about her return engagement to Feinstein’s, her upcoming second solo CD, and all things American Idol.
Read more at The Edge
X Factor star Gamu to be kicked out of the country after failing appeal bid to stay
The singer will be told she has to return to her native Zimbabwe as soon as possible… or face being forcibly removed, the Sunday Mirror can reveal. The shock decision from the Home Office comes despite Gamu, 19, and her family appearing to receive a reprieve in November and being backed by Simon Cowell’s lawyers.
Gamu previously told how she would face a “firing squad” if she was sent back to Zimbabwe but Border Agency chiefs have ruled that it is safe for her to return. An immigration source said: “Gamu and her family will hear shortly that their appeal to stay has failed.
Read more at The Daily Mirror
Snubbed Stateside: Cheryl Cole misses out on judging job on U.S. X Factor show
Speculation over whether she will be taking her seat next to Simon Cowell on the judging panel of the U.S. version of the X Factor has been running for weeks.
But Cheryl Cole’s American dream seems to have been dealt a fatal blow as it has emerged she has missed out on the top job, according to reports.
Instead of a judging role it appears she will be offered the role of Simon Cowell’s helper on the American version of the show, a huge blow to her hopes of launching her career stateside.
Read more at the Daily Mail