Casey James set to perform on the Ellen Degeneres Show today. Check your listings for local time and channel.

One Direction Announces 20 City Tour Of North America [AUDIO] – The charming chaps of One Direction, Niall Horan (18), Zayn Malik (19), Liam Payne (18), Harry Styles (18), and Louis Tomlinson (20) called in to “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” on Wednesday to announce their 20 city tour of North America! The tour kicks off on May 24th in Fairfax, Virginia and will continue on to make stops in New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, and eventually come to an end on July 1st in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. See the tour schedule at Ryan Seacrest.com

A chat with local ‘Idol’ Jessica Sanchez – “It’s important to work hard, stay humble and not let the criticism or the compliments go to your head,” Sanchez said, in her first interview since wowing the judges and the TV audience with her showstopping March 7 performance of the Whitney Houston mega-hit “I Will Always Love You.” Sanchez, a home-schooled 11th grader, lives in Chula Vista with her parents and two younger brothers. She so impressed the judges on “Idol” with her Houston homage that they all but declared her the winner of a season that won’t officially conclude until May. Read more at UT San Diego

Mississippi ‘American Idol’ contestant Skylar Laine: ‘I’m trying to enjoy every second of it’ – Skylar Laine knew little about Jimmy Iovine — producer of such heavyweight music acts as U2 and Tom Petty — before her run to American Idol’s Top 10. “But I do now,” Skylar said by phone today from Hollywood prior to her dress rehearsal for Wednesday night’s live show. “We learned pretty quickly that he’s a head honcho out here in the record business.” – Read more at the Clarion Ledger

Fantasia and Kandi

Fantasia hasn’t recorded in a while so I asked her to go in the studio to record Be Alright one of the songs from Bravo’s The Kandi Factory.

Road to the ACMs Scotty McCreery’s Opry Debut YouTube

Blake Shelton & Adam Levine: Inside Their Friendship

Fans of The Voice already know how much fun Blake Shelton and Adam Levine have with each other on the show. But what’s their friendship like in real life?

“A few weeks ago somebody asked me, ‘What about you and Adam’s bromance. Is there anything to it?’ ” Shelton, 35, tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story.

Read more at People

 
  • itsalleternal
  • Anonymous

    Mix 94.1 Las Vegas officially announced the lineup for their 2012 Pet-a-Palooza concert 4/21 featuring Kris & Haley.
    http://mix941fm.radio.com/shows/mix-94-1s-pet-a-palooza/

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    Man, I love Fanny’s voice. It’s not for everyone but it sure is for me! Kandi needs to write her whole next album, I think their styles mesh well.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AGWO435FL6UN2ICRVTFLWRJZSA Lexie

    Enjoyed that commercial with Scotty’s Opry debut…hoping for great results at the end of the Road to the ACMs…

  • Anonymous

    I like that song and I Kandi is a good writer. I think she understand Fantasia and how Fanny needs to connect with her songs. This is a good collaboration.

  • Anonymous

    Excited that Casey J. will be in my TV.

  • Anonymous

    Soooooo happy that Ellen didn’t forget about CaseyJ. Maybe he will get interviewed too.  (yay!!)

  • http://twitter.com/MissGolightly22 No Thanks
  • Mateja Praznik

    One Direction chatted with Ryan Seacrest this morning and announced their 20 city tour of North America:
    http://ryanseacrest.com/2012/03/21/one-direction-announces-20-city-tour-dates-in-north-america-audio/

  • Alexia Katrantzis

    Interesting.

  • Anonymous

    When I read that last week, I thought that it was just the tabloids exaggerating, but the quotes that are attributed to Simon sound reasonable, and he does have some good points about shows ending after ten years.

  • Anonymous
  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    Casey looked and sounded good on the Ellen Show!  Such a sweet smile…

  • breakdown

    This is the second time Kris will be appearing at Petapalooza. It’s a fun event.

  • Anonymous

    Kris - The Vision Of Love (Walmart Exclusive) is available for preorder from Walmart & includes The Vision Of Love (Maison & Dragen Rodio Edit) bonus track.

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/20611852?adid=1500000000000027727740

  • http://twitter.com/LuvyDovie Luvy Dovie

    Interesting Article that delves into the mystery that is Elise Testone!!  I like her even more now!!  http://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/charleston/elise-testone-and-the-freeloaders/Content?oid=3628963

    Luvs!

  • http://twitter.com/lo_judy judy

    Wow. Casey james, a lot better than Scotty. Love looking at casey when he sings. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AGWO435FL6UN2ICRVTFLWRJZSA Lexie

    Yay!  This pretty much reassures that YMTLG will be Scotty’s new single…It’s a commercial for the ACMs Zinepack featuring Scotty:))

     http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=sdbsMpi6v2A

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for posting Scotty’s vid MJ.
    Almost a year now and I am still loving the kid and his music.
    and yes, voting for his for the ACM nomination too.

  • Anonymous

    The Kris co-write “Fighters” is now officially registered on ASCAP

    Song: Fighters
    Writers: ALLEN, KRIS, KABIR MEGHAN SHAHNAZ, OTTOH TEBEY SOLOMON

    http://www.ascap.com/ace/search.cfm?requesttimeout=300&mode=results&searchstr=883869603&search_in=i&search_type=exact&search_det=t,s,w,p,b,v&results_pp=25&start=1

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the heads up Lexie.
    YMTLG will make a good uptempo single – not my personal choice but then, there are just sooo many to choose from. Can’t wait for it to be released to radio.

  • Anonymous

    Kris - The Vision Of Love (Walmart Exclusive) is available for preorder from Walmart & includes The Vision Of Love (Maison & Dragen Rodio Edit) bonus track.

    Since they are releasing the remix as a B-side, I hope they release the remix to radio stations, too.  The reaction to it from club djs and others who like dance music was incredible, and its success on the dance charts could wind up helping the original on Hot AC and Pop radio.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SYFK77IYLRQIVATQ2MJKSW2J7Y Pam

    Here is Shannon’s Idology interview with Slezak:

    LINK

  • windmills

    The new Country Weekly has an interview with ACM cohosts Reba & Blake as its main cover story.

    Inside there’s a 3 page interview with CaseyJ. Ken Tucker did the interview and has some nice things to say about CaseyJ’s album in the article including a comment that Drive sounds like Lee Roy Parnell at his best.

    The mag also has its picks for ACM winners. Jason/Kelly are the favorites to win Vocal Event Of The Year and Single Of The Year according to their 4 person panel and Scotty is the favorite to win New Artist Of The Year :)

  • Anonymous

    Ugh, I forgot to pick up the copy with Jason on the cover & the Lauren interview inside, and now they have a Casey interview.  I should just subscribe to this magazine, I think. lol

  • Anonymous

    It was a great interview with Lauren lots of good pics looking forward to Casey’s interview.

  • Anonymous

    The Kris co-write “Fighters” is now officially registered on ASCAP

    Uh oh. You know what that means.

    I hope they punched it up a notch or two from the demo–it needs it (and I like the song!)!

  • Anonymous

    As tripp_ncwy’s quote noted, it says it’s the “radio edit” of the remix, so that looks promising.

  • http://twitter.com/Miztig Miz

    I hope the M&D remix of ‘THe Vision of Love’ will also be available on iTunes and Amazon and is not just exclusive to Walmart.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AGWO435FL6UN2ICRVTFLWRJZSA Lexie

     Thanks, Windmills:)  I try to buy Country Weekly every week but I missed the one with Lauren.  Happy to see they picked Scotty as the fave to win New Artist of the Year.  All 3 nominees are really pushing, fan vids, tweets, and so on…gets scary…

  • Anonymous

    I hope that only the physical Single is exclusive to Walmart. It just won’t make sense if they don’t release the remix version to iTunes/Amazon at all.

  • Anonymous

    Love Jessica’s humility and grace.

  • Anonymous

    I hope they punched it up a notch or two from the demo–it needs it (and I like the song!)!

    Yeah, the arrangement from the demo needed a lot of work.  I can understand why they would release that song, since it’s in the same vein as TVOL and LLWD, but based on the demo, it pales in comparison to those two songs.

  • MissMyEm

    Kris - The Vision Of Love (Walmart Exclusive) is available for preorder
    from Walmart & includes The Vision Of Love (Maison & Dragen
    Rodio Edit) bonus track.

    I’m happy they decided to put the M&D remix on the other side of Kris’ single.  It got so many wonderful reviews…it would have been a shame to waste it.  I do hope they let it go to radio stations that play dance remixes and mostly to bring it to the dance clubs.

    I hate Walmart, but I’ll be there this weekend to pick it up.

  • MissMyEm

    Kris - The Vision Of Love (Walmart Exclusive) is available for preorder
    from Walmart & includes The Vision Of Love (Maison & Dragen
    Rodio Edit) bonus track.

    I’m happy they decided to put the M&D remix on the other side of Kris’ single.  It got so many wonderful reviews…it would have been a shame to waste it.  I do hope they let it go to radio stations that play dance remixes and mostly to bring it to the dance clubs.

    I hate Walmart, but I’ll be there this weekend to pick it up.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for posting the interviews with Elise, Jessica, and Skylar. In the Idol bubble, its easy to forget that these kids are real people getting a crash coarse on how to live a public life in the industry. They seem so appreciative and humble…they all just want a life in music….winning would just be an added bonus.