Today’s Idol Appearances:
- XFactor Auditions in Newark NJ
- Pia Toscano appears on The Ellen Degeneres Show
- Danny Gokey performs at the North Star Casino, in Bowler, WI
- Matthew Morrison appears on Conan TBS 11 pm
- Kelly Clarkson and Jason Aldean perform on the American Idol results show FOX 8/7c
Steve Perry won’t clear songs for Idol? James Durbin tweets to a fan, “…Thanks. Tell Steve Perry! He wont clear the songs. I dig Journey! Come on? Randy Jackson!?”
Former ‘American Idol’ contestant Matt Giraud to sing national anthem at Michigan spring football game
Matt Giraud — a former contestant on “American Idol” and a 2003 graduate of Lincoln High School — will sing the national anthem Saturday at the University of Michigan spring football game, U-M announced.
A longstanding tradition, the spring game is the final football practice of the season, in which the team plays a full game against itself that is open to the public. The game starts at noon at Michigan Stadium, and admission is free.
Read more at Ann Arbor.com
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‘The X Factor’ auditions in Newark draw thousands of TV show contestant hopefuls
NEWARK — Jade Sterling may be just 13, but she knows what she wants — starting with an audition for “The X Factor,” Simon Cowell’s newest venture into televised talent competitions.
“I want the world to see my talent,” Sterling said Wednesday morning as she and about 10,000 others stood in fame’s path, which looked a lot like cold rain outside the Prudential Center in Newark.
“I’m singing ‘Billionaire’ by Bruno Mars, because it really defines me and who I want to be,” the East Orange teenager said.
Read more at NJ.com
‘American Idol’ behind the scenes: ‘Idol’ coaches talk the Top 8 — EXCLUSIVE
HALEY REINHART — “Call Me” (Blondie, American Gigolo)
DB: Haley just learned a huge lesson. She and I just talked about it. You saw a lot of discrepancies this week, in terms of what people were choosing to sing. She admits that it wasn’t her first choice, and she’s feeling stung by it, if I may use that word. And a little stunned. The lesson she learned is that she has to stick to her guns and trust and believe.
The thing that shocked me was that, after she finished singing and the judges made their remarks, I went to her and she said, “Byrd, I knew.” I said, “You knew what?” “I knew I should have changed my song.” I said, “Haley, honey! Well, you learned a lesson.”
Read more at EW
Randy Jackson says the winner of American Idol will be….a boy (NO SH*t)
Via The Wrap
‘Idol’ Rejects’ Show Rejects ‘Idol’ Reject
Getting rejected from “American Idol” is bad enough — but to add insult to injury, TMZ has learned, one ex-contestant also got shut down by OTHER “Idol” rejects … after asking to join their reunion concert.
Sources connected with tonight’s Minneapolis reunion show tell TMZ, Dr. Chris Kammer — a giant toothbrush-carrying dentist who was cast off early in the season — contacted the show organizer and fellow reject Caleb Hawley … to see if they needed an MC.
Read more at TMZ
Bo Bice Talks New Album on GDLA
VIA FOX LA
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler grants dying man’s wish
Then the word came: Steven Tyler is calling – literally. In a flurry of movement and chatter, a computer was placed in front of Ori and Tyler’s face came into view via a Skype video call.
“Lawrence? This is Steven,” Tyler said. “I’m coming to you from L.A. and I’m so glad to meet you.”
Ori couldn’t respond, but his eyes went wide. His girlfriend Joanie Dziak held his hand and spoke for him. Dziak told Tyler about Ori’s passion for rock music and Aerosmith. She couldn’t even count how many times Ori had seen the band in concert.
Ori passed away that afternoon, with “Dream On” in the background and a smile on his face.
Read more at The Telegraph
Who’s Covering Rebecca Black’s ‘Friday’ on Glee?
Though it’s Wednesday today, how about a little news on “Friday”? The hot rumor of the hour is that Glee’s prom episode will include a cover of Rebecca Black’s infamous YouTube hit “Friday,” and Vulture can confirm that and reveal an opposite-sex twist: The ode to fun, sitting in the back seat, fun, and fun will be sung by Kevin McHale, Chord Overstreet, and Mark Salling.