Today’s Idol Appearances:
- Bo Bice plays the Chords of Hope benefit at the Wild Horse Saloon in Nashville, TN. Watch it online. Begins at 7:30 CT
- Carrie Underwood sings the National Anthem to kick off the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville
- Simon Cowell appears on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno NBC 11:35/10:35c
Adam Lambert is in Denver Colorado, and according to twitter, in the studio working on some new music! Jerrod Bettis tweets, “in the studio with Ryan Tedder and @adamlambert writing some lil dittys. And they’ve Never Been Better!”
Nigel Lythgoe tweeted last night, “The voting on #AmericanIdol is huge this evening. Over a million online too!!! Only halfway through the West Coast.”
More Headlines after the JUMP…
Second Bowersox show set for MCCC
MONROE, Mich. –Due to popular demand, Monroe County Community College has added a second show by “American Idol” runner-up and Toledo-area native Crystal Bowersox.
The added show will take place at the college’s La-Z-Boy Center, Meyer Theater on Friday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. The original show, slated for Saturday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m., sold out in less than two hours.
The La-Z-Boy Center is located on MCCC’s Main Campus at 1555 S. Raisinville Rd. in Monroe.
Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, March 8 at 10 a.m.
A Star Studded Lineup: Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts And Miranda Lambert Perform At The Empire Sports & Entertainment’s “CAPITAL HOEDOWN”
The A-list of artists who will be performing at beautiful LeBreton Flats Park, August 11, 12, and 13, include Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, recent Grammy-award winner Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Doc Walker, Sara Evans, Billy Currington, Tara Oram, Easton Corbin, Justin Moore and The Keats. Additional artists will be added to this historic and exciting program as the festival approaches.
The park is in Ottawa, Canada.
Idol’s Chris Medina Feels Like He’s Been “Swept Up by a Tornado”
Although American Idol hopeful Chris Medina was eliminated a round short of the Top 24, he’s forging a musical future.
“I released a single,” he tells TVGuide.com. “Two days after I was eliminated I found out [producer Rodney Jerkins] had written a song for me that was inspired by my audition. Friday I got a call saying come into the studio, Monday I heard the song, loved the song and the meaning of the song, Wednesday I get a copy of it saying it’s going to be released on Thursday, and Friday I have to learn the song for a performance on Leno.”
See the video at TV Guide
Scott MacIntyre and Brett Loewenstern at last night’s Idol
via Scott MacIntyre
Casey James at the Country Radio Seminar
She said Casey sang five songs, all which appeared to be originals. For the last song, he switched to his electric blue guitar and tore it up with a blazing guitar solo. The last song was a hard driving, rocking song with a bluesy feel.
Casey was joined by a keyboardist, a bassist and a drummer. He thanked the crowd and then was gone. But he’ll be back on stage in just three short days. And from what we heard tonight, those fans are in for the time of their lives.
Val Jean met with Casey briefly after the show and he touched her on the shoulder right after the show as a greeting, and then she spoke to him for a few minutes a little bit later. She told him she was from Nixa and that she plays a ton of his songs and he mentioned that he’d heard of Nixa Country. She also told him that she was tweeting to his fans from the venue. Casey told her he’s been writing like crazy and he has about fifty songs already. She also mentioned she knew Aaron Kelly and Casey said he loved him.
Read more at the Casey James Blog
‘Idol’ ladies head into semifinals on pretty even ground
After the men have their semifinal round broadcast on Tuesday, it’s the women’s turn to take center stage on Wednesday. Twelve remain in the competition, and only six will survive to advance to the final group.
Here are 10 questions about the season 10 ladies that will determine who makes it to May and who goes home early.
Can anyone break the run of bad luck?
Women won four of the first six seasons of “American Idol,” but the table has definitely turned since the “Idol” gender wars.
Read more at MSNBC
Simon Cowell Talks X-Factor & Auditions
Los Angeles – Ten years ago, Simon Cowell launched American Idol. Now, he’s bringing another of his hit shows to America — The X-Factor.
FOX 11’s Jane Yamamoto got a chance to sit down with Simon and talk about the new show, and what he wants to see at the auditions.
Cee Lo Green snubs Simon Cowell’s US X Factor
Cee Lo Green has become the latest star to shun Simon Cowell’s US X Factor.
The Brit Award-winning soul singer, 36, was offered a high-profile job by the TV mogul.
But hours later Cee Lo signed up to be a mentor on rival talent show The Voice instead, leaving Cowell apparently furious.
Read more at the Daily Mirror
‘Glee’ star Mike O’Malley talks his new pilot and rumors he’s leaving the series: ‘I would not have taken this job if they prevented me from continuing as Burt Hummel’
Sadly, there’s no new Glee episode tonight, Gleeks. But we do have some reassuring news about series star Mike O’Malley, who plays Kurt’s loving father Burt. The actor has signed on to shoot a pilot for Fox called Family Album, which immediately made fans think that Burt’s days on Glee might be numbered. But O’Malley stresses that he is in no rush to leave the show. “This is one of the best parts I’ve ever had in my life,” says O’Malley. “I don’t want to leave it behind until it’s run its course or the story has run its course.” He adds, “I would not have taken this job, as much as I like Family Album, if they prevented me from continuing as Burt Hummel. I would show up to Glee every day. It’s a really thrilling place to work.”
Read more at Entertainment Weekly
Mega Buzz: Kurt’s New Directions Return, Grey’s Calzona Drama & Blue Bloods’ Abduction
Every week, editors Adam Bryant and Natalie Abrams satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
So, will Kurt be back with New Directions on Glee any time soon? — Lizzie
ADAM: Sorry to break it to you, Lizzie, but Kurt will still be singing with the Warblers at least through Regionals. That means he won’t be singing Glee’s original song, the geek anthem “Loser Like Me,” either. But don’t worry, Kurt and the Warblers have their own underdog ode. Hint: It’s by Pink!
Read more at TV Guide
Justin Guarini debuts in “American Idiot”
Justin Guarini on stage with the rest of the American Idiot cast last night on Broadway.
ITV scotches rumours of X Factor trouble, promising autumn launch
The ITV chief executive, Adam Crozier, has scotched rumours of trouble with The X Factor, saying there is a watertight deal in place for it to return in the autumn – but admitted details of Simon Cowell’s involvement are still very much up in the air.
ITV struck a three-year deal for The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent with Cowell’s company Syco co-producer Fremantle Media in October.
However, the two sides have since been locked in discussions about Cowell’s participation due to a hectic transatlantic schedule thanks to the launch of The X Factor USA this autumn.
Read more at the Guardian