Idol Headlines for 04/10/12

Carrie Underwood will be performing a special intimate show at our iHeartRadio Theater presented by P.C. Richard & Son on Tuesday, May 1 at 7pm. Read more at 106.7LiteFM

Updated Glee Spoiler posts with NEW Photos Saturday Night Glee-ver (Glee Project runner-up, Alex Newell, will make his debut) and the Whitney Houston tribute Dance with Somebody.  New Glee tonight, “Big Brother”, stars the yummy Matt Bomer.

14 jurors selected in trial of suspect in slayings of Jennifer Hudson relatives – CHICAGO — With his fate hanging in the balance, William Balfour now knows most of the people who will decide whether he spends the rest of his life in prison for allegedly killing singer Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew.
So far they include a college student, a junior high math teacher, a physical therapist, a truck driver, a former prison guard and a woman who works for a local chocolate company. – Read more at The Boston Herald

Phoenix native Brooke White to be featured on new TV series – Phoenix native Brooke White, who finished fifth on “American Idol” in 2008, is being featured in a new TV show, BYUtv’s “The Song That Changed My Life.” The premise of the series, as suggested by the title, is to tell the story behind an artist’s inspiration and reveal the song that changed the direction of his or her life. Airing at 7:30 p.m. MT on Monday, April 16, next week’s episode stars White’s folk-pop group Jack and White.- Read more at AZCentral

DeAndre Brackensick Talks ‘American Idol,’ Hair, Haters – Since getting the boot from “American Idol” last week, DeAndre Brackensick has made no bones about the fact that he had “no regrets” about anything he did on the show — in particular, his decision to flash his feathery falsetto, even if he did know it was divisive, to say the very least. “My voice is one of the voices where either you love it or you can’t stand it, and I think ['Idol' mentor] Jimmy [Iovine] didn’t really have a feel for my voice,” he told MTV News. “But it’s fine, because I take everything he does say to me to heart. … I have much love for Jimmy.” See the Video at MTV

Mike Lynche backstage at Good Day New York with Chris Rene and DeAndre Brackensick.

‘American Idol’ Designer Shops for Contestants’ Costumes in West Hollywood – Soyon An, American Idol’s longtime costume designer, may be the hardest-working person on the hit Fox TV series. She’s been dressing the female contestants on the show for four seasons and she now does the men as well. Her daunting task is to dress all the contestants twice a week; first, for their oh-so critically reviewed performances and second, for the nerve-wracking and sad elimination show the very next night. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

‘Would I be a judge? Would I hell': Paul Weller is no fan of The X Factor or Simon Cowell – He is one of Britain’s best known artists having fronted The Jam and had a very successful career as a solo artists.But Paul Weller, the Modfather himself, has slammed aspiring singers for wanting to find fame through the X Factor and other TV singing competitions. And he said there is no way he would ever appear as a mentor on one of them if he was asked and said: ‘Would I be a judge? Would I hell. Saturday-night viewing for the masses.’ Read more at Daily Mail

Simon Cowell Sends “Irritated Congrats” In Battle Of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ Vs ‘The Voice’ – While ratings are strong for BGT, it debuted lower this year than last and had to concede the Saturday night crown this past weekend to The Voice UK, which airs on BBC One. Cowell on Sunday singled out BBC Controller Danny Cohen and tweeted the following: “A slightly irritated congrats to Danny and the BBC.” The Voice UK has steadily added about 500,000 viewers week-on-week since its March 24 debut, but BGT was down 850,000 this week (not factoring in time shift viewings). Premiering strong on March 24 and building on March 31, The Voice still lost out in the overall ratings to BGT on both of those Saturdays. But, what’s become highly notable is the fact that The Voice is consistently beating BGT during the key 20 minutes when the shows overlap. Read more at Deadline

‘Dancing With the Stars': Tristan MacManus blogs Week 4 — ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ tongue-wagging with Gene Simmons, and why he’s not on Twitter – Still wearing your guyliner? Rock Week is now DONE. That would be all washed off, I think. No way, I’m not wearin’ that one out. Don’t know how girls put that on every day. – Entertainment Weekly

Sony Raises Fiscal Year Loss Forecast to Record $6.4 Billion – TOKYO – Sony has revised its forecast for annual losses to a record 520 billion yen ($6.4 billion) for the year to March 2012, due to a 300 billion yen tax charge on its U.S. assets. The company is making no changes to its forecasts of sales, revenue or operating income. The tax charge is being taken due to deferred tax credits in the U.S. which Sony will no longer be able to use because of continuing losses. Sony registered its fourth straight year of red ink in the fiscal year that ended March 31. – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

American Idol 3D Recap – The Top 8 Do 80’s Night And THE WANTED Are “Glad You Came”

Eric Stoltz: How ‘Glee’ gave me a new direction – “When I first came to the Glee set last season, I could tell they’d been through a great deal — the actors were close-knit and a bit guarded, and rightly so. Who was this redheaded stranger coming into their world, asking questions and taking notes? Before I start directing a show, I try to spend a few weeks hanging around the set, getting to know the crew and talking to the actors about how they like to work. Who is fussy? Who is left-handed? Who wants to go home early, and who is the perfectionist? There is no “right” way to work, and familiarizing myself with everyone’s method is a respectful place to start. And it’s also a lot of fun stealing Jane Lynch’s journal and reading it in the bathroom… – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

  • http://twitter.com/raya4 raya

    Does anyone know why Mike Lynche was at Good Day NY?  I admittedly don’t follow the guy, but does he have something to promote?   I get why the other two were there.

  • Anonymous

    ‘American Idol’ Designer Shops for Contestants’ Costumes in West Hollywood – Soyon An, American Idol’s longtime costume designer, may be the hardest-working person on the hit Fox TV series. She’s been dressing the female contestants on the show for four seasons and she now does the men as well.

    So now I know the name of the person I can blame for Lauren’s atrocious party dresses last year and Hollie’s inane costumes this year. 

    For all the Tommys and Soyons and other guest mentors running around the show, you’d think we’d actually get some style. But nope. I’d say that quite a few of the outfits I’ve seen on AI are burned in my brain (and not in a good way) more than the actual singing of the contestant. 

  • Anonymous

    ‘American Idol’ Designer Shops for Contestants’ Costumes in West Hollywood – Soyon An, American Idol’s longtime costume designer, may be the hardest-working person on the hit Fox TV series. She’s been dressing the female contestants on the show for four seasons and she now does the men as well.

    So now I know the name of the person I can blame for Lauren’s atrocious party dresses last year and Hollie’s inane costumes this year. 

    For all the Tommys and Soyons and other guest mentors running around the show, you’d think we’d actually get some style. But nope. I’d say that quite a few of the outfits I’ve seen on AI are burned in my brain (and not in a good way) more than the actual singing of the contestant. 

  • Anonymous

    My mom watches Good Day NY and said that he is regularly on there to discuss Idol each week. He’s from NY, so I guess that’s the connection. 

  • Anonymous

    My mom watches Good Day NY and said that he is regularly on there to discuss Idol each week. He’s from NY, so I guess that’s the connection. 

  • Anonymous

    Does anyone know why Mike Lynche was at Good Day NY?

    I have this vague memory of Big Mike signing a recording contract with a small indie R&B label a few months ago. But I haven’t heard of any new music coming out for him. 

    Wasn’t he trying to pitch a reality show about reality show contestants? Maybe he’s still going after that. i have to say, I still remember the string of Late Night Sandwich vids with fond affection and BM was the troubadour of that particular series. So he does have some talent with being a kind of announcer.

  • Anonymous

    lol, Jim’s recaps always crack me up!

  • http://twitter.com/raya4 raya

    That would make sense about Big Mike.  Despite living in NY, I don’t watch that show often so I guess I just don’t pay attention.  Just thought it was funny that both Chris Rene and DeAndre tweeted pics with him this morning.

    On another note regarding Soyon, I have to say she seems sweet in all those backstage videos, but I really am not digging her as a stylist.  It seems like she puts the idols in some really unflattering items for performance nights, particularly the girls.  Then again, I always think the Idols look so much more themselves on results night anyway.

  • justmefornow

    That 3D recap is WAY more entertaining than the actual show!

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

    Here are last night’s ratings from tvbythenumbers.

    NBC edged out CBS for the nightly win with advertiser coveted adults 18-49, but The Voice fell two tenths to a Monday season low 3.9 adults 18-49 rating.  At 10pm Smash was steady with a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating, tied for its season low.

    Dancing with the Stars was flat vs. last week with a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating.

    8:00
    NBC The Voice 3.7/11 10.08
    ABC Dancing with the Stars 2.7/8 15.32

    9:00
    NBC The Voice 4.2/11 10.72
    ABC Dancing with the Stars 3.1/8 16.82

    10:00
    NBC Smash 2.1/5 6.02

  • Axxxel

    Horray for Alex (Glee project ) ! I can totally see him sing one of those Bee Gees songs from Saturday night fever… “Staying Alive ” maybe , together with Kurt ? wishful thinking…

  • Anonymous

    Having fairly recently exited the 18-49 coveted group, I beginning to feel that not being coveted is an insult.  I know I have a heck of a lot more disposable income than my “coveted” young adult children.  We reasonably affluent and still very active +49ers need more respect. LOL

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick kesia monteith

    Aww Deandre looks cute as usual in the that pic. Chris Rene continues to look like a meth head. 

  • Anonymous

    Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Part 2 interview with Kris.

    Kris Allen Talks New Album, ‘Idol’ Regrets & Love In Its Crappiest Form

    http://music.yahoo.com/blogs/reality-rocks/kris-allen-talks-album-idol-regrets-love-crappiest-162932820.html

  • Anonymous

    A good (and long) interview with Heejun in Korean, english subtitled by a fan (click on “CC”).

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0x1IG9D6yk&list=FLZ-jr7fGYSLtM6UWbcOGD2g&index=2&feature=plpp_video 
    Part 2: 
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vB1swxvvDq0&feature=youtu.be 

    He’s very sweet, gentle and honest here, saying that because it’s early in the morning & the cultural differences. It’s interesting to see this side of him.He talked about the audition process, his sense of humor, his enunciation problems (both in Korean & in English, LOL), why he flirts with JLo so much, cultural differences and the whole Idol process. Heejun should consider being a TV producer if given the chance ‘cos I think he naturally has an eye for entertaining people.

  • http://twitter.com/CanadianLady2 CanadianLady

    Thanks for the link to the interviews. Very interesting. 

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    Having fairly recently exited the 18-49 coveted group, I beginning to feel that not being coveted is an insult.  I know I have a heck of a lot more disposable income than my “coveted” young adult children.  We reasonably affluent and still very active +49ers need more respect.

    The coveting has nothing to do with your spending power — it’s about your willingness to change brand loyalties in response to advertising.

    Big shifts in brand loyalties, across a wide variety of products, are most likely to happen when people experience big milestones that call for buying stuff: graduating college and setting up a first home with a real paycheck, buying a first house, getting married (especially if one has held off on serious nesting until then), having kids. In the aggregate, these milestones are more likely to happen between 18 and 49 than at other ages.

    The milestone effect is why Target has its controversial data-mining and marketing effort to target pregnant women (NY Times article).

  • Nele621

    Has Danny Gokey tweeted about Jamar Rogers? They used to be best friends. I thought Jamar was really good on The Voice last night.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the info that was interesting and makes a lot of sense.

  • mimi

    Just read the insider.com article on Kris.  Jarett asked about the Kris Allen Band and it sounds like everyone will be back together for Idol next week and for the tour!  Which has to mean Andrew too… can’t wait!

    http://www.theinsider.com/music/51270_Kris_Allen_Talks_Thank_You_Camellia/index.html

  • BonnieDee

    Dang, Colton Dixon has over 170,000 Twitter followers!  He has well over 100,000 more than all the girls except Jessica.  Jessica is the only girl to break 100,000 Twitter followers.  She has 117,000 plus.  Skylar and Hollie are in the 50,000 plus range and Elise has around 44,000 plus.  Phil P is closest to Colton with 150,000 plus Twitter followers. Joshua has less than 50,000 I believe.

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  • Anonymous

    Really, really good interview. Thanks for the link! Heejun is not just funny with a great voice, but very intelligent and self-aware as well. He seems to have a clear sense of who he is and what he brings to the table. I have no doubt that he will recognize the best opportunity when it is presented. Good for him for turning down Korean entertainment companies. 

  • Indigobunting

    Yes, Danny tweeted about Jamar many a time.  When they have gotten together in New York or Milwaukee (they are real friends, not just Twitter friends, lol), when Jamar first appeared on the Voice, and today- after he had a chance to see the show (perhaps he was busy practicing for his Opry appearance last night ).

    There have been some nice articles where Jamar credited Danny for befriending him and getting his life back on track when Jamar moved to Milwaukee.  Danny was the only one who knew Jamar was HIV + when Jamar was on Idol (according to Jamar int the articles).