Idol Headlines for 04/11/12 – The Evening Edition

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Blake Shelton to Perform on ‘The Voice’Blake Shelton and fellow coach Christina Aguilera will perform alongside the four remaining artists on their respective teams during “The Voice” Performance Show on Monday, April 16 (8-10 p.m. ET). (Sounds like Team Christina and Team Blake will perform next week) – CMIL

‘American Idol’: Skylar Laine and Colton Dixon want Tim Tebow and Hayley Williams to give them a call – Skylar Laine and Colton Dixon would like to reiterate that they are definitely, absolutely, 100 percent not dating, despite the rumor “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest started on the Top 8 performance show that the duet partners were a couple in real life. But there are a few celebs they would like to date if they had the chance — Hayley Williams and Tim Tebow, feel free to pick up a phone and call the “Idol” finalists. – Read more at Zap2it

‘American Idol’ Vs. ‘The Voice’: The Scorecard So Far (Analysis) – A lot has been said and written about the rivalry between The Voice and American Idol. Whether comparing the talent or the judges or the format, on both sides of the primetime aisle, loyalists abound and are only getting louder. But who’s really in the lead when it comes to cultural relevance and series success? To get an answer, you have to dig a lot deeper than ratings, so THR did. Read on for the scorecard so far. – Read more at the Hollywood Reporter

Idology: DeAndre Brackensick on Jimmy’s Scorn, Fresh Idol Songs, and a Genius Finale Idea


Scotty McCreery on GAC’s Day Jobs! Preview

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Lauren Alaina on GAC’s Day Jobs! Preview

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James Durbin talks ‘Idol’ return, national tour – “We’ve got an hour’s set,” says James, who finished fourth in last year’s Idol competition. “It’s great. The fans have been so responsive throughout this whole journey, and they still are.” You might expect James to perform Love Me Bad, the current single from his Memories of a Beautiful Disaster album, on Idol, but he says that’s not necessarily the case. – Read more at USA Today

“American Idol” Finalist Syesha Mercado Will Star in Paper Mill’s Reimagined Once On This Island – Syesha Mercado

“American Idol” finalist Syesha Mercado will play Ti Moune in the Paper Mill Playhouse’s upcoming production production of Once On This Island, which features book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty. More than 20 years after its premiere, Flaherty and Ahrens are reinventing their first musical with Tony-nominated director Thomas Kail (In the Heights, Lombardi, Magic/Bird) and choreographer Bradley Rapier (“So You Think You Can Dance”). Performances will begin May 30 with an official opening June 3. – Read more at Playbill

Diana DeGarmo & Ace Young: The First Couple of ‘American Idol’ – Kimberly Caldwell and David Cook may have briefly dated, and rumors of on-set “Idol” romances swirl every season. But Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young are without a doubt THE first couple of “American Idol.” Although the 24-year-old Diana, who was Season 3’s first runner-up, and 31-year-old Ace, who placed seventh in Season 5, only recently went public with their inter-season reality romance, the couple have actually been an item for more than two years, and their relationship is both personal and professional. – Read more at Yahoo Music

Celebrity Apprentice’s Lou Ferrigno Wishes He Could’ve Put Lisa Lampanelli in a Sleeper Hold – Apparently Lisa Lampanelli isn’t aware that you don’t mess with The Incredible Hulk. “I wish I could’ve put her in a sleeper hold,” Lou Ferrigno tells On Sunday’s episode of The Celebrity Apprentice, Lampanelli was shocked when Ferrigno successfully returned from the boardroom from the previous task. After being called “useless” by Lampanelli, Ferrigno wasn’t able to prove himself in the next challenge and was fired. – Read more at TV Guide

Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Hit the Studio – All in good time, was the general response from Aguilera, whose last studio effort was 2010’s “Bionic.” She said quality was more important than quantity and that she wanted to find “personal” songs to record. She did point out, however, that she does have a song she’s recording with fellow judge Cee Lo Green. She would not give the title and Green was equally cautious when Billboard caught up with him after the show. – Read more at Billboard

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  • Pam

    It will be fun seeing Lauren and Scotty going back to perform their old jobs.  I’m looking forward to that.  :)

  • Anonymous

    Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa are also performing on the April 16th episode of The Voice.   It makes sense to spotlight the mentors, instead of trying to figure out a way to let the audience get to know the contestants.

  • Pam

    Here is Deandre’s Idology interview with Slezak:


  • Sue

    Woo hoo! Black Carpet at the Golden Gods Awards starts in 20 mins! Keeping my fingers crossed that James wins that award.

  • BonnieDee

    Lauren Alaina named Special Olympics Project UNIFY® Ambassador.

  • too-cool-for-school

    Thanks, Pam!

    He’s so chill and likable. I’m sad he won’t be there tonight. :( Why, America?? And gah, he’s killing me… an R&B album with some reggae influence? I BEG OF SOMEONE TO SIGN THIS KID!!! I *need* to hear that album.

  • raya

    I think Slezak was just happy to have someone else to bond with over Candace Glover being cut.  Ha ha.

  • Anonymous

    Syesha is very lucky to get cast as the lead in Once on This Island. It’s a fantastic show and she’s following in the footsteps in the wonderful Broadway performer La Chanze. 

  • Meli Martínez

    Does anyone have a live streaming link?

  • Valentin432

    Apparently Hollie has had problems clearing Xtina’s songs, this is kind of strange since she sang Reflection week one, I guess someone else has the rights to that song.
    Adam doesn’t have the same problems to clear Maroon 5 songs for Idol.

  • Anonymous

    Clevver News:

    Kris Allen Interview – Thank You Camellia 2012 

  • Anonymous

    Deandre is so talented and nice.  He was my favorite all season and Idol will be lonely for me without him.  Now I am 100% in Jessica’s camp.  He is so young I am certain he will have a great future.

  • Chris

    Special Olympics is a very worthy cause. Sounds like a good match.

  • Whiskey

    Adam is booked for another CHR radio show KIIS Chicago.

  • Anonymous

    Deandre is such a sweet kid!

  • Anonymous

    Watching the Golden God Awards was for me seeing James taking his baby steps in a pretty tight, hardcore, and surprisingly vibrant world of metal music.  Firstly, had he won the best vocalist award it would have been totally inappropriate and probably would have garnered a lasting hate that would have spelled doom for his career in that genre.  This was something he hasn’t earned. The nomination was a perfect introduction (and he only got a light response to his name being called).  When he was called to present an award (with labelmates Seether) he surprisingly did not get booed off the stage, but didn’t get a rousing cheer either.  He made a nice joke about getting further on Idol than Chris Jericho (the host) made it on Dancing With The Stars.  The crowd didn’t hate that either.  He made his first connection with the crowd when he announced the winner of what he was presenting, “Avenged *expletive* Sevenfold!”.  At that point it seemed as if he was with his people.  Now he just has to go on tour and kick some ass!    

    BTW, whatever people think about the metal crowd, they put on a great award show.  It was pretty raw, a lot of swearing, but the awards were hardly the focus, it was all about the music.  The acceptance speeches were for the most part funny and none were longer than a couple of minutes. 

  • Whiskey

    Adam will be on Jimmy Kimmel live on 4/26
    Live Adam Lambert outdoor mini-concert

  • mmb

    I guess the ABC ban has been lifted lol. Is a GMA appearance in the works?

  • Anonymous

     So excited for Adam on Jimmy Kimmel! It’s been a long time coming! I can’t with this week. New single, more radio concerts, TV appearances and to top it off confirmed dates with Queen!! So much going on with Adam and it shows no sign of stopping. They are really pushing the live performances this time around and this is brilliant as this is where Adam shines.

  • Anonymous

    I can’t wait to see him on the Jimmy Kimmel in a mini concert. Adam is going to be a busy boy in the next coming months and I love it. Plenty of tv appearances and lots of videos.

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  • Nele621

    I just love DeAndre’s attitude. I thought he was someone who possibly didn’t have much of a personality, but I was wrong. He was quiet on the show, but he really does shine in interviews. How sweet and humble. He corrects himself about making an album. IF, he gets to record an album. I know Jimmy won’t sign him, but hopefully a label hears his recordings and notices how great he sounds recorded.

  • raya

    I also have to give credit to Slezak here.  I might not always agree with everything he says, but he almost always manages to make the Idol bootees feel right at home and open up in a way that they often don’t in other interviews.  Mind you in large part because unlike most of their other interviewers, he knows Idol inside and out so he’s coming at it from a different perspective.  You can tell that most of them really enjoy doing the Slezak interviews.

    Though I still think DeAndre is a sweetie and far more self aware post-Idol than I expected him to be.   I love his reaction to Jennifer’s “Hi Baby”. 

  • sf3456

    After reading that Idol vs The Voice thing from The Hollywood Reporter, Shirley Halperin needs to be stopped.

  • Anonymous

    Great interview with James on the Idol Chatter-Can’t wait till tonight!

  • shamrock

    I thought the same aboug the interview.

    Sadly, not having any controversal statements (that I am aware of – but
    what do I know? LOL), I guess it won’t awake an intererest in that many

    The bit about Hollie’s parent was cute. <3 Unless you think
    it was their tactic to fill up other contestants with alcohol to
    eliminate competition. J/K

    And I hope to see a video of Jame’s performance (thanks MJ, for providing your YT videos so quickly) before I got to work tomorrow to
    brighten my start into the day.

  • Anonymous

    LOL How true.