Idol Headlines for 04/19/12 – The Evening Edition

Taylor Hicks tweets, “I have some exciting news to announce tonight on @AmericanIdol!”

Ryan Seacrest tweets, “We’re putting together a tribute for Dick Clark on @AmericanIdol tonight…just talked to @dizzyfeet”

Exclusive! Queen Set To Return To ‘American Idol’ Stage – Weelll not exactly an exclusive. Roger Taylor spilled the beans a few weeks ago. Brian May and Roger Taylor will perform with the Top 6 finalists on May 25 and Queen’s official tribute band, the Queen Extravaganza will perform on the May 26 results show (Via Reality Rocks

Carrie Underwood will perform at the Billboard Awards set to air on ABC, Sunday May 20 at 8 pm. The awards take place at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Justin Bieber and LFMAO are also set to perform (Via People)

Carrie Underwood is also set to perform at the Opry on Saturday, May 12 and Tuesday June 5 (Grand Ole Opry)

Cécile Frot-Coutaz New CEO of ‘American Idol’ Producers FremantleMedia – Cécile Frot-Coutaz has been named the new CEO of FremantleMedia, replacing Tony Cohen as the head of the company that produces “American Idol,” “The X Factor” and “America’s Got Talent,” among other shows.Frot-Coutaz (left) was previously the CEO of FremantleMedia North America, the division of Fremantle responsible for the American hits. Cohen will step down to focus on “non-executive work,” the company said. – Read more at The Wrap

Carrie Underwood Admits Feedback From Her Husband Isn’t Always Well-Received – Carrie Underwood will release her fourth studio album ‘Blown Away‘ in three weeks (May 1). It’s the first she’s recorded since her marriage to hockey player husband Mike Fisher, but that’s not to say he’s had a heavy influence on the project. Underwood tells Taste of Country that the Nashville Predator has heard the album, and even offered a few opinions — but she’s not always listening. – Read more at Taste of Country

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  • Pam

    I’m looking forward to seeing the tribute that Ryan is putting together for Dick Clark tonight.  With the way everything unfolded yesterday, there wasn’t hardly enough time to do a decent tribute last night.  With his death yesterday, this week’s theme seemed to be timed perfectly and almost as a tribute to his legacy even though it wasn’t wasn’t the original intention. 

  • Jake Williams

    Same. I’m looking forward to the Dick Clark tribute.

  • jersey

    American Idol is going to let Taylor speak!? Really?

  • No Thanks

    If TayTay’s gonna be on tonight and there’s going to be a Dick Clark tribute, I’d put money on him singing the American Bandstand theme song.

  • Mateja Praznik

    Oh, what could the announcement be? Taylor Hicks is replacing one of the three judges starting next week?  This year’s AI winner gets to record a duet with Taylor Hicks for debut album?

  • too-cool-for-school

    American Idol is going to let Taylor speak!? Really?

    Right? That is more shocking than tonight’s elimination will be.

  • Anonymous

    If only.

  • Nick

    If they’ve given/wasted a performance spot this season on Taylor, and that’s his “big announcement,” I’ll be pissed! We’ve still got tooooo many amazing Idol alums (KELLY & ADAM!!!) to award the spots to other than Taylor (gag).

  • Bobbi

    It will just be nice to see Taylor on Idol again, no matter the reason!

  • jersey

    I don’t think that’s his announcement, although I for one wouldn’t mind seeing him perform :-)

  • Anonymous

    Jordin Sparks was at an event in Washington DC last night Capitol CAREeoke 2012 and performed 3 songs .

    A cover of Whitney Houston’s  “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”

    She and a couple of kids performed  a cover of the Miley Cyrus song “Party in the U.S.A.”

    Also a cover of a song by Natalie Grant called  Finally Home in which she sung acapella. really beautiful.

  • Madred

    Taylor is promoting his charity concert later this month. 

  • Miz

    So LMFAO, Kris Allen, Taylor Hicks, and a tribute to Dick Clark tonight? Hope that means we don’t have to hear the judges talk at all … or Jimmy.

  • Anonymous

    American Idol is going to let Taylor speak!? Really?

    Actually, No. American Idol tweeted a clarification. Taylor is going to speak to @idol_insider after the show.

  • Anonymous

    Here is Taylor with Michael Orland this afternoon!

  • Anonymous

    Seriously!  He’l be seated next to Elliott Yamin in the “camera seats” according to Elliott’s tweet.  I can’t wait to find out what it is! lol

  • jersey

    LOL, ok that makes more sense!

  • Anonymous

    I think Hicks is hot. Even sunburned. 

  • BonnieDee

    Awesome idea.  Taylor can replace Randy.

  • Anonymous

    Ha! Me too… physically and visually! ;)

  • too-cool-for-school

    Hope that means we don’t have to hear the judges talk at all … or Jimmy.

    Ha-ha, me too! That’s the only way LMFAO’s presence can be redemptive.. if they take away babble-time from the judges.

  • anibundel

    I assume that Lee has bumped Taylor down a notch from Nigel’s Number One Persona Non Grata.

  • too-cool-for-school

    Actually, No. American Idol tweeted a clarification.

    Hahahaha, of course they did. It was fun while it lasted. Sorry Taylor. :P

  • Anonymous

    American Idol is going to let Taylor speak!? Really?

    My thoughts exactly! WHOA! That’s big! Now I’m even more anxious for tonight’s show – Kris sings and Taylor gets to do more than smile & wave as the camera zooms past him!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    American Idol

    Our @IDOL_Insider will get the FULL scoop after the show! RT @taylorrhicks: I have some exciting news to announce tonight on @AmericanIdol!

    6:10 PM – 19 Apr 12 via HootSuite!/AmericanIdol/status/193099352355512320

  • Anonymous

     I would be willing to LOSE a big bet if it would happen. It won’t, but still curious to hear what his news is.  Love Taylor!

  • Anonymous

    He is working on an album, but not sure that would be ‘big news’ to announce on the show.  He has been mentioning tv/film stuff.. could be that.  Uhm… prolly not a tour announcment… that’s run-of-the-mill.  Welp, we’ll find out soon enough! Still hoping he gets some words on air, tho!

  • Anonymous

     Aw, phooey! I knew it was too good to be true. They probably won’t even SHOW him in the audience. Booooo.

  • Anonymous

     Day-um! Those teeth are white and that tanned face is so handsome. I like the scruff!

  • Enough already!

    Post said Queen on Idol May 25 and 26, think you meant April 25 & 26, which is 6 finalist week.   Can’t imagine what Hicks has up his sleeve.   Hope he’s not going to dance!  Lol

  • Anonymous

    Taylor and Elliott on the way to the show in Simon Fuller’s Bentley! 

    Just rolled 2 this @americanidol taping in Simon Fullers Bentley!….a view from the backseat w/@TaylorRHicks

  • Anonymous

     Well, good – at least they’re arriving in style.  :)

  • Tiffany

    Thats your opinion lol

  • Anonymous

    WHOA! THERE he is right at the beginning – first Taylor and then Elliott. Looking good, guys!

  • Anonymous

    Interesting article about Kurt Bestor who is the musical producer on David A.’s album of covers he did right before he left for the mission.  In fact he did his last vocals the night before he left.  Kurt said that David “is a phenom, and he doesn’t think people realize it.”  He said David is “amazing”.  He let leak that one of the covers is “Bridge Over Troubled Waters”.  Can’t wait!

  • CanadianLady

    Scotty is up for 2 Billboard awards.

    Top New Artist category features a diverse collection of fresh talent, with Bad Meets Evil, Big Sean, Foster The People, Scotty McCreery and Wiz Khalifa serving as the 2012 finalists.And Top Country Album. “Clear
    As Day” is up against Jason Aldean’s “My Kinda Party”, The Band Perry’s
    “The Band Perry”, Luke Bryan’s “Tailgates & Tanlines” and Lady
    Antebellum’s “We Own The Night”!

    He also is on the cover of Country Weekly, along with Blake and Miranda, Lady Antebellum and Taylor Swift. And he’s also profiled in the same issue as #8 in the hottest bachelor’s group.

    Plus he started his second baseball game tonight and came out in the 4th with a 2-1 lead. He was hit in the throat with a ball but apparently stayed in after that happened. Hope he’s okay.

  • it’s me

    YAY Elliott on AI

  • steph6449

    Some pics from the Dove Awards

    @amplifiednash: My seat for the Dove Awards. Watching Danny Gokey, Phil Stacy, Mandisa, and Reuben Studdard perform together

    Mandisa ? @mandisaofficial:
    About to take the stage at the #DoveAwards w/ @dannygokey @RubenStuddard & @PhilStacey! #Idol 

  • revcat

    Am not normally a Daughtry fan, but wow, his new video Outta My Head is really cool! Good song, think it will be a hit.

  • Anonymous

    Stefano Langone’s song is on Ryan Seacrest’s page. 

    This sounds like they were going for a One Direction type of sound, but I don’t think that was a good idea.  I don’t know what type of image he’s trying to achieve with this.