Katharine McPhee appears on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

American Idol Backstage Scoop: Who’s Defending Their Not-So-Single Status? – Speaking of support, dark horse Hollie Cavanagh, who has beaten the odds every week, broke out with two stellar performances, stunning the judges. “I was glad I got positive feedback on both songs,” she spilled. “It would be horrible to come out of the night with negative feedback. I mean, now it’s top five, so you have to bring it every week, and I’m just glad they’re seeing that I’m learning and progressing.” – Read more at EOnline

American Idol Top 5 Try Their Brit On!

‘American Idol’: Phillip Phillips says his girlfriend is proud of his success – A few weeks ago on “American Idol,” Jimmy Iovine said that Phillip Phillips and Colton Dixon were splitting the teen girl vote. Now that Dixon’s out, that leaves Phillips as the resident heartthrob left — but after discussing his girlfriend with Ryan Seacrest on the Top 5 performance show, will the girls stop voting? “It doesn’t matter, man,” Phillips tells Zap2it of fans seeing his girlfriend in the audience. “If it does, then they weren’t really liking the music. I’m trying to get the music out there. I’m not trying to be some boy that tries to look good or anything. I want the music to speak first.” – Read more at Zap2it

‘American Idol’ Judges Love Joshua Ledet, Jessica Sanchez; Musicians Flip for Phillip Phillips: What You Didn’t See on TV – The awkward vibe of Joshua Ledet and Phillip Phillips’ duet began during the commercial break as the two were chaperoned to stage left for their introduction. Meanwhile, on the opposite end of the studio, the band was already practicing “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling” taking away from the sense of surprise. Still, it sounded pretty good in the studio, if slightly disjointed. And there was one sweet moment when Phillip, upon noticing a sign from the back row that read “Phillip’s #1 fan,” busted out an ear-to-ear aw shucks grin. – Hollywood Reporter

Adam Lambert – “Never Close Our Eyes” Video Shoot

Adam Lambert tweets from the set of his new music video for his single, “Never Close Our Eyes”. “That shoot was a long one!! This video is going to be AMAZING! Get ready!!!!” And with the photo: “Rebels on the run. ‘it only gets better if we want it to.”

 

Haley Reinhart: Live & Exclusive! – She was one of our favorites in recent years! We are very excited that American Idol alum Haley Reinhart came in for a “Live & Exclusive” session! She’s all grown up and giving us some Wasted Tears! – Read more at Perez Hilton

Ryan Dempster Foundation’s ‘Casino Night’ – C UBBIES GALORE: Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster and wife Jenny are hosting the Third Annual “Dempster Foundation Casino Night” May 9 at the Palmer House Hilton. “American Idol” finalist Crystal Bowersox and local crooner John Vincent, who is a mainstay at the Ditka Restaurant, will entertain the guests. The dealers will be most of the Cubs players including Geovany Soto, Randy Wells, Starlin Castro, Kerry Wood and Darwin Barney. – Read more at Suntimes

Carrie Underwood learns from imperfect moments – “I’m glad I can present a polished version of myself when it counts. When I was on `Idol,’ I said some dumb stuff, and learned what that could do, and that stuff lives on,” said the Oklahoma native. “It seemed like every single solitary stupid thing I said was aired and featured and replayed over and over and over again.” – Read more at Seattle Times

Fox Orders Celebrity Dating Show The Choice, Featuring a Voice-Like Twist – Fox’s dark prince of reality TV, Mike Darnell, is dusting off a few of his old tricks. The network has ordered new summer dating game show The Choice, which uses spinning chairs reminiscent of NBC’s The Voice and applies it to romance — with celebrities thrown in for good measure. Hosted by Cat Deeley, The Choice, which debuts Thursday, June 7 at 9/8c, is a mash-up of The Voice and The Dating Game. Four single celebrities (to be announced later) will sit in rotating chairs in front of a live studio audience, with their backs to a bunch of singles. The suitors can describe their life, their interests and their turn-ons — but the celebrities can only rely on their voice and their answers. Read more at TVGuide

Darren Criss and Chris Colfer on “Glee” Graduation

From E News

‘Glee’ Music Honcho Adam Anders Responds to Gotye’s Cover Criticism – In a conversation last night with The Hollywood Reporter, Glee’s Executive Music Producer Adam Anders said that he was fine with the criticism — in part because it was out of his hands. “I have no problem with what he said,” Anders told THR. “The reality is, it was drier in the show. The problem is, you have a director who is trying to serve a storyline in the show and then I deliver the way I hear it and he did his thing. If I had written a song and obviously it’s a very precious song to him and it should be, it’s one of my favorite songs to come along in a long long time. You know we painstakingly recreated that track and I absolutely love how it turned out. Like I said, if you listen to the iTunes version, I think it’s very true to his.” – The Hollywood Reporter

 
  • Anonymous

    Adam tweeted a picture from his music video shoot for NCOE last night:

    http://www.whosay.com/adamlambert/photos/166999

    Looks cool and nice to see Terrance again.

  • Anonymous

    Terrance in Adam’s video!  I hope that means that there’s dancing!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Roger-Kramjet/100003524695403 Roger Kramjet

    I really do love how supportive Adam is of other artists but in particular his friends. LOVE the video look and the 600 dollar vest that is menat to look distressed lol

  • Anonymous

    CaseyJ has some “Listen Up” videos of three of his songs up on CMT here:

    http://www.cmt.com/v…html?id=1684135  

  • http://twitter.com/HaleysShindig HaleysShindig

    That Perez Acoustic performance by Haley is sublime. 

  • Anonymous

    I heard these yesterday he sounds great.

  • Anonymous

    Hollie’s River Deep mountain high had much much more of what I though PIA’s was missing last year, and believe it or not what I find missing in the later parts of all of Joshua’s songs.

    A song is about far more than crystal clear strong notes on a rhytmic tempo.

    The notes need to expand and be colored.. the rythym needs some subtle swing and use of that to ironically color things.

    Steven actually said far more in his sung example than with his words.. I wish he’d sing more to make his points.  He mentioned her “blues” run.. but his words “blues” were just and attempt to pick a word that didn’t fully express what he could emphasize by singing it.

    Listen to his comments on the dvr and listen to hollie than maybe listen to pia’s rendition of the same section and you can get a clue to how important the sublte things are.

    On top of that, I felt hollie sung more about the tynge of movement from pain to possiblity,  with a tenderness of sorrow coupled with a hope of a vision of the future.  Pia’s was more disgust of the past and deternmination to get over something without any glimpse of a sunny warm future.  (thats how I read her tones at least)

  • Anonymous

    YES.

  • YankeeFan08

    That’s a cool look for Adam’s video.  Aww, and Terrance is there too.

  • http://twitter.com/weeeeezle weezle

    Wow, excited for another vid, I still love BTIKM vid, can’t wait to see what he pulled out of his hat this time….:)

  • Anonymous

    Squeeeee! Another Adam video! Adam’s videos are always so fun and creative, can’t wait. Also supposedly Trespassing will be streaming on some sites as early as next Tuesday. Anyone else seen this?

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

    Here are last night’s ratings from tvbythenumbers.

    American Idol  earned a 4.6 adults 18-49 rating, down two tenths from last Wednesday’s 4.8. However, Idol still easily lead a FOX win for adults 18-49 ratings and total viewership on the night.

    8:00PM FOX American Idol (8-10 PM) 4.6 13 16.299

  • Anonymous

    Does anyone “read” waveforms? lol.

    From @euphonicmasters, who are mixing/mastering David Cook’s newest single.  We think it’s ready.  https://twitter.com/#!/euphonicmasters/status/198068702258794499/photo/1

  • Anonymous

    Fascinating how RCA didn’t let any grass grow under its feet in getting a new era started for Cook.  On the speed spectrum, it is from one extreme to another.  Can’t wait to hear and see what he has come up with.  He is a great vocalist and has some of the elusive “it” factor too.

  • Incipit

    “Does anyone “read” waveforms?”

    I wish. Except, not really, I actually like the element of suspense – reminds me of ‘old’ times. Or 2008. Heh. There are clues – references to ‘dynamics’ that lead one to think of the ‘high highs and low lows’ David has talked about, and Euphonic Masters bill themselves as ‘The Home of Rock N Roll’. Hmmm.

    But it does sound like the Master is done, wordnerdarchie, and ready to move to the iTunes servers, with a week to go…not long now.

  • Avari

    I love Adam’s videos as much as I LOL at them.  This is looking very post- apocalyptic to me. Yay on all counts!

  • Avari

    I love Adam’s videos as much as I LOL at them.  This is looking very post- apocalyptic to me. Yay on all counts!

  • Nele621

    That second guy from the left is really cute. Are those dancers or actors? Well, whatever, that dark-skinned one is the hottest in the picture.

  • Anonymous

    That’s Terrence, one of Adam’s dancers. He’s gorgeous and a fantastic dancer.

  • Anonymous

    The Choice. Wow, really FOX?

  • Anonymous

     Oh yeah, Terrance is hot! He is a long time friend of Adam’s and he was amazing on the GNT. Didn’t he have a pet name for his delicious derriere? He also has the most gorgeous smile.  Well for me the hottest of the rebels is the tall one in the middle, UNF!

  • Anonymous

    Here is vid from several years ago of Adam singing Happy Birthday to Terrance. I love this. :)

     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfhLdI93Yig

  • Cate

    Dante!

  • milwlovesadam

     Dante was the nickname!!

  • Anonymous

     Haha! I knew that wouldn’t take long. Didn’t Dante get loose at one of the shows, lol? Terrance’s pants weren’t quite tied right, lol.

  • Nele621

    Phillip: “Always to be remembered, never to be forgotten.” He sure does not have the gift of gab.

  • AllenTX

    Why doesn’t AI invite Casey James back to perform? Was there any bad blood between them which I missed?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OSOOTOBRL4XGHQNICOXCCN5IXQ lisa

    I would love to know the answer to that question myself,why won’t the producers
    invite Casey James back to AI to perform????

  • Valentin432

    Because he hasn’t won (Scotty, Kris, Carrie, David C)
    He’s not from the last season (Lauren, Haley, James and Stefano)
    And he’s not a star (Kellie, Adam, JHud and Daughtry).

    I don’t see why Casey J should come before any of these ex alumnis.

  • AllenTX

    Did Casey perform last season?

  • Valentin432

     He had no singles or albums out during last season.
    Lauren, Scotty, Haley, James and Stefano all had singles they could perform on the show.

    We all knew the price Casey J. was going to pay for taking his time releasing his album, he wouldn’t get much of an AI bump, most of his fans I’ve seen post around here are happy and proud he got that opportunity.

  • mmb

    Looks like Adam will be in NYC the first part of his cd release week.  He is doing a small concert at the MLB fan cave on 5/14.  Not an obvious venue for Adam, lol.  But I guess he has performed at a stadium after a baseball game and at a Formula 1 race so, why not.  I know Daughtry did an event there last week I think,

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YYRRCZL5KSSZAHDXW26V5DXFYM indigo

    What kind of venue is MLB fan cave is?

  • mmb

    Its basically a Major League Baseball marketing venue. They have all sorts of special events with players, and they started a concert series this year.  Adam has mentioned many times that he is not a sports fan and knows little about them.  So a baseball fan mecca is not an obvious place for him to perform.  But should be fun.

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

     What kind of venue is MLB fan cave is? 

    It’s a weird mutation of television studio and sports bar, located in the old Tower Records in Greenwich Village: details from MLB.

    Playing a concert there seems to have about as much relationship to loving baseball as playing a Walmart Soundcheck does to shopping at Walmart. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    i just wrote Phillip +girlfriend on twitter and more than half of the comments are sad/angry girls. the guy is in trouble this week. he he

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YYRRCZL5KSSZAHDXW26V5DXFYM indigo

    Thanks mmb and Eilonwy. Sometimes I wish I lived in New York or LA so I can attend more Adam concerts.

  • Anonymous

    Glad to see that Kris is doing a bunch of radio stuff today and tomorrow

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YYRRCZL5KSSZAHDXW26V5DXFYM indigo

    Yay, we were worried for no reason for lack of promo for Kris,things are finally happening for Kris, do you have more details?

  • Anonymous

    THE VISION OF LOVE REMIX EP ARTWORK & TRACK LISTING
    1. The Vision Of Love (Michael Woods Remix)
    2. The Vision Of Love (Maison and Dragen Remix)
    3. The Vision Of Love (Religion Remix)
    4. The Vision Of Love (Project 46 Remix)
    5. The Vision Of Love (Contest Winner Remix)
    6. The Vision Of Love (Contest Runner-up Remix) 

    http://www.krisallenofficial.com/us/news/vision-love-remix-ep-artwork-track-listing

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YYRRCZL5KSSZAHDXW26V5DXFYM indigo

    Wow,clicked on link above posted for remix EP,nice display and banner of Kris.

  • Anonymous

    Lots of tweets from people interviewing him. We know he talked to Billy Bush today and a photo was tweeted of him with a person who apparently works for KBIG, so he may have dropped by that station. He is doing interviews tomorrow with  several radio stations including WTSS (NY) and WINK (FL), which are 2 of the stations spinning TVOL pretty consistently.

  • Anonymous

    Kris Allen abs-cbnnews : 
    ‘Idol’ winner picks Jessica as favorite

    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/video/entertainment/05/03/12/idol-winner-picks-jessica-favorite#ooid=U2djdtNDrxGKO3S3eTSYwaR4x9zCQ2M1

    ETA: Nice to see the LLWD platinum plaque. :)

  • clearone

    Well like Phillip said last night if that bothers anyone then they aren’t about the music and that is what matters to him.  I think he would prefer people be into him because of the music and not who he dates.

  • Anonymous

    Taylor Hicks will be on CMT Insider this weekend talking about his upcoming country/soul album.  Here is a preview:

    http://www.cmt.com/videos/misc/765628/cmt-insider-taylor-hicks-country-album.jhtml?id=1684429

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ACMLXLYSSX73RNYQOUZWSO2I4U Enough already!

    A bigger question is why doesn’t Idol invite Lee or Crystal back to perform.   Seems like they are just forgetting there was a season 9 period!   btw Adam’s video shoot looks interesting.  

  • Tess

    Do either one have an album to promote…and are they still with 19R?

  • Anonymous

    Lee & Crystal were invited last year on season 10.

  • Anonymous

    Lee is still with 19M & 19R. I don’t know about Crystal she was not managed by 19 but not sure about 19R

  • judes

    Thanks girlygirl for the info. Being a Kris fan you just have to have patience & not angst too much.Things do happen but just not in our timing. 

  • Anonymous

    Casey’s in fine form on these. His voice is really great. And while COAS is not my fav – it’s growing on me. It’s a good second single for him.

    And man oh man. His hair is getting really long. And fluffier or something. Why do men always get the great hair and I’m stuck with my curly/straight/stick-out-like-I-just-woke-up locks???? I have to admit to a bit of grrrr when Casey says all he does is “wet it”. Seriously, guy? GRRRRRRRR.

  • Anonymous

    During Lee’s Idol Hangover interview a few weeks ago, Lee said he wasn’t performing on Idol this season because he doesn’t have new music to promote, but he will be on next season when his new album is out. Since he’s managed by 19 and is still with 19R, I’m pretty sure this will happen.

  • Anonymous

    Um. Okay. Why was Kellie Pickler invited then? And don’t get me wrong, I love Kellie. 

    But meh. I don’t really care. Casey only sold 5K of his single the first week out so that shows you his BIG AI fan base. But LDICAN has sold over 100K – which shows you his continued growth in fan base. I think COAS is a better single and will continue to build on the foundation LDICAN laid. 

    So when I watch all these other idols sing on AI – I think – well, I’d rather take Casey’s 10 months on the country top 40, a top 20 hit earned over those long months, all the connections he’s made on country radio, and the continued growth in his fan base.

  • Anonymous

    Has Lee signed with a label yet?

  • Anonymous

    Not as far as I know.

  • Anonymous

    I just love watching Kris’ interviews. He always has a smiley face and gah.. that face.