Scotty McCreery and Nicki Minaj perform on the American Idol results show tonight at 8/7c pm
Canadians will be ‘Blown Away’ at Inaugural Boots and Hearts Music Festival this Summer - TORONTO, March 29, 2012 /CNW/ – From August 10-12, 2012, thousands will rock out to the world’s top country acts at the first annual Boots and Hearts Music Festival. Taking place at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, this will be the largest international country music festival ever hosted on Canadian soil. Headlining the festival’s stunning list of artists are Tim McGraw, Kid Rock, Carrie Underwood, and Alabama, and some of the best names in country music will also perform including Paul Brandt, Big and Rich, Lauren Alaina, Jason McCoy, Dallas Smith, High Valley, Canaan Smith, and many more. – Read more at Digital Journal Carrie Underwood is scheduled to play on August 12.
‘American Idol': Lifehouse, Eric Benet, Jonny Lang approve of Top 9 covers – Hollie Cavanagh got the ultimate compliment after the “American Idol” Top 9 performance show, during which she sang a tune from her ultimate idol, Carrie Underwood. Underwood tweeted at the singer after she watched the performance, “You were amazing tonight! You meant every word…made me teary-eyed. I’m honored you picked my song to sing!” The rest of the finalists hoped to hear from their idols too. Cavanagh’s roommate, Skylar Laine, tells Zap2it that she desperately wants a tweet from her idol, Miranda Lambert, but fears that won’t happen considering Lambert is married to “The Voice” coach Blake Shelton. – Read more at Zap2it
Ignore advice on ‘American Idol’? Singers better be darn sure – “American Idol” provides each of its finalists the opportunity to listen to and learn from experts every week. But that doesn’t mean that the contestants take advantage of it. Instead, many choose to ignore the fashion tips, song guidance and general notes from the mentors, guests and judges. For some, like Phillip Phillips, going their own way has been the right move. Others (Heejun Han!) continue to risk the wrath of those in power by dismissing their opinions. – Read more at MSNBC
‘American Idol’ Burning Questions: Did Adam Lambert’s ‘Whole Lotta Love’ Inspire Elise Testone? Where Does Skylar Laine Fall in the Madonna Vs. Lady Gaga Debate? – If Wednesday’s theme was “song by a former Idol, what would Colton Dixon have picked? “I would have done Daughtry,” Colton told THR. (No surprise there, the two had dinner recently and tweeted a photo to mark the occasion.) “Probably [the song] ‘Home.’ He has so many good songs, but I connect with ‘Home’ on a spiritual level. I love him. I love what he stands for. He’s an amazing artist.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter
‘American Idol’ alum Haley Reinhart releases video for ‘Free,’ talks about her upcoming album – Last week, American Idol alum Haley Reinhart, the bluesy 21-year-old Chicago native who came in third place in Season 10, released her debut single “Free,” a hopeful breakup anthem set to a jazzy, thumping piano. Now she’s got a snazzy new video to go along with it. Reinhart, who stopped by the EW offices earlier this week to chat about her new single and upcoming album, worked with director Christopher Sims to achieve a look that was both “very retro and modern.” Sims set the video in a vintage 1950s diner and “kind of put his spin — literally — on things,” Reinhart jokes. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly
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Britney Spears Would Be ‘Great Fit’ For ‘X Factor,’ Marcus Canty Says – “I tried ‘American Idol.’ I got in front of the judges, I sang my little heart out, but I guess I didn’t make it,” Canty revealed to MTV News. “I guess they didn’t want me.” “The funny thing is that I didn’t want to do ‘X Factor’ at first. I was just like, ‘Man, I’m gonna do it myself,’ then I look on the bill and I see L.A. Reid, and I’m like, ‘Wait a minute, that’s L.A. Reid!’ ” Canty said. “For so long I’ve been trying to get music to him. When it came that time, my mom was like, ‘Look, you should just try it.” – Read more at MTV
Exclusive Video: Simon Cowell Rejected Britney Spears for X Factor? – After Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger, and Steve Jones’ departures, why isn’t Simon Cowell excited about the prospect of Britney Spears joining his X Factor judging panel? Though she’s reportedly expressed interest, “Simon’s worried she won’t be able to deliver good advice, and he’s afraid contestants won’t take her seriously,” a show insider tells Us Weekly of the British producer, 50, who doesn’t want his program’s brand associated with the formerly troubled teen idol. – Read more at US
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Bravo Media Gleeks Out As The Cast And Co-Creator Of ‘Glee’ Unite On The ‘Inside The Actors Studio’ Stage – NEW YORK – March 29, 2012 – It is time for fans to unleash their inner gleek as Bravo Media welcomes the cast and creator of the hit television series, “Glee,” to the “Inside the Actors Studio” stage, premiering on Monday, April 9th at 8pm et/pt. Currently in its 18th season, host James Lipton is joined by cast members Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, Jane Lynch, Chris Colfer, Cory Monteith and co-creator Ryan Murphy. From Chris Colfer’s never-before-seen audition tape to Lea Michele’s first big break on Broadway to Cory Monteith’s troubled past, no stone is left unturned as they give viewers an inside look into their fascinating careers and reveal behind-the-scene stories from the set of the hit series. – Read more at TV By The Numbers.
‘Glee': Chris Colfer, Darren Criss Reveal Audition Secrets in BIO Channel Special (Exclusive Video) – BIO Channel goes inside Glee on April 10, revealing that Chris Colfer and Darren Criss both auditioned for roles other than Kurt and Blaine. Glee: Don’t Stop Believing features interviews with cast members including Matthew Morrison, Jane Lynch, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Jayma Mays, Colfer, Dianna Agron, Jenna Ushkowitz, Criss and Mike O’Malley and includes never-before-told stories from its conceptual beginning through the casting process, including behind-the-scenes footage. – See the Videos at The Hollywood Reporter