Today’s Idol Appearances:
- Siobhan Magnus will be the Parade Queen for the Cape Cod St. Patrick’s Day Parade. More info HERE.
- Crystal Bowersox: performs at the 13th Annual Subway Bedrace for Bridging, sponsored by Cities97 in Minneapolis Minnesota 7 pm. More information HERE.
- Carrie Underwood host the America’s Opry Weekend New Faces of Country Music Special on Westwood One Radio.
- Scott MacIntyre in concert at Disc Golf Association’s Memorial Championship, Fountain Hills AZ
- Tim Urban and Aaron Kelly perform at Victoria K’s 4th annual Music Festival, The Angelus, Hudson FL Noon-4 PM EST.
@IdolsNow: “You read it here first: no official announcement yet, but look for DAVID COOK to appear on “Idol” finale Tues May 24 to sing “Don’t You…”
Paul McDonald tweets, “I’m pumped about this new song with producer Don Was! I hope you guys enjoy hearing it as much as I did tracking it!”
More Headlines after the JUMP…
‘American Idol’ Reveals Top 13 Finalists of Season 10
Paul McDonald tweets, “All the lovely ladies tracking one of the Ford songs!
Adam Shankman tweets, “Can’t wait to start #rockofagesmovie. Julianne Hough, alec Baldwin, Mary j Blige, Tom cruise confirmed. I love my cast. More to come.”
Le Festival de Mardi Gras keeps crowds partying
Now an annual tradition, the Le Festival de Mardi Gras kicked off at Cajun Field on Friday night.
The fair will run until Tuesday night, featuring amusement rides, food and live music. Its location also marks the end of the Lafayette parade route. Admission is free to the grounds, but parking is $10 per vehicle and there is a cost for each ride.
Monday’s music begins at 6 p.m. and will include Wayne Toups, Kimberly Caldwell, Side Show, Chris Mulkey, Louisiana Kids and Southern Kross.
Read more at The Advertiser
Something Pitchy: Was Tim Halperin Robbed and Who the Heck Is Haley Reinhart?
Well we’ve got our Top 13 and as far I’m concerned, there’s a few glaring omissions, namely Tim Halperin and Lauren Turner.
Also missing from last night’s results show? David Cook’s boot song which was officially announced earlier in the day. Also, the mysterious, fan-selected ending to J.Lo’s, ahem, highly anticipated new video. Granted, myself, Rickey Yaneza (Rickey.org) and MJ Santilli (MJ’s Big Blog) weren’t paying much attention…
See the Video at TV Squad
‘American Idol’: Q&As With the Top 13!
After a nail-biting live two-hour results show that revealed America’s top five male and female contestants, pitted six potential wild-card performers against each other, and ultimately sent 11 contestants packing, what’s next for the Top 13 finalists for American Idol Season 10? A party, of course! In a large tent sitting atop the parking garage for the Los Angeles outdoor mall The Grove (which itself resides just south of Idol’s CBS Television City home), the Top 13 finalists ran a gauntlet of press interviews for a good two hours. Casey Abrams, Naima Adedapo, Lauren Alaina, James Durbin, Ashthon Jones, Stefano Langone, Jacob Lusk, Scotty McCreery, Paul McDonald, Thia Megia, Haley Reinhart, Karen Rodriguez, and Pia Toscano talked with EW about what sets them apart, what theme nights they’re dreading, their thoughts on the judges, and what they were doing at this time, last year.
Read more at EW
American Idol, The Day After: Top 13 Party Recap
On Thursday night the Season 10 “American Idol” top 13 (yes, THIRTEEN–10 popular voter-getters, plus three Wild Cards) were announced, and since America and the judges for the most part got it right this season, it was cause for celebration.
Read more at RReality Rocks
The Los Angeles Times Top 13 Interviews:
Karen Rodriguez Plans To ‘Represent For All My Latinos’ On ‘American Idol’
Newly anointed top 13 “American Idol” contestant Karen Rodriguez wowed the audience and judges’ panel earlier this week with her performance of Mariah Carey’s power ballad “Hero.” While her song choice wasn’t particularly unusual, the fact that Rodriguez chose to deliver the song in both English and Spanish was.
When MTV News caught up with the bilingual, aspiring “Idol” champ after Thursday’s first elimination episode, we asked Rodriguez about her decision to sing in Spanish and what other songs she wants to do in two languages.
Read more at MTV
Scotty McCreery: Jesus Christ Will Get Me Through ‘American Idol’ — EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
Scotty McCreery may be only 17 years old, but he’s wise beyond his years! The North Carolina-native chatted with HollywoodLife.com about his strong Christian faith and missing his friends back home. Plus, he revealed he’s not just a country singer — he actually auditioned originally with songs by John Mayer and Frank Sinatra!
Read more at Hollywood Life
Pinay teen ‘AI’ finalist
LOS ANGELES—“Filipino pride!” This was what newly declared “American Idol” finalist Thia Megia excitedly announced when she saw us on the red carpet on Friday’s finalists party at The Grove.
“It feels amazing!” she exclaimed when asked about being included in the top 13 of television’s most popular talent show. The 15-year-old, the youngest finalist ever in the history of “American Idol,” is as Filipino as can be.
She likes sinigang, adobo and pancit. This daughter of two immigrants from Pampanga idolizes Charice and Regine Velasquez. She has performed in a concert featuring the latter.
Read more at Inquirer.net
Clay Aiken back on the road
After a successful run in the Broadway musical “Spamalot,” Season 2 “American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken is back on the road in support of his latest album, “Tried and True.” The disc, his first since coming out on the cover of People magazine and becoming a father to 2-year-old Parker, features faithful covers of button-up pop classics from the ’50s and ’60s such as “Mack the Knife,” “Crying” and “Moon River.” Earlier this month, Aiken’s most recent label, Decca Records, reportedly dropped him. We spoke to the 32-year-old North Carolina native in advance of his concert Saturday at the Warfield.
Read more at SFGate
Ryan & Randy — Hypothetical Cast Aways
If Ryan Seacrest and Randy Jackson were stranded on a desert island … would sparks fly? And by that we mean sparks from the fire they would be making, not the other thing you’re thinking about.
See the VIDEO at TMZ