Season 10 Idols Booked for Today Show Summer Concert Series
The American Idol Season 10 winner and runner up will sing at the Today Show summer concert series on Thursday June 2. (Via the Today Show).
Will 4th judge for ‘X Factor’ be Paula Abdul?
“The X Factor,” based on Cowell’s hit British show, will debut this fall on Fox. The likely choice of Abdul to be included is an open secret, fueled in part by Cowell’s recent remarks that he would like to work with her again.
On Friday, negotiations with Abdul were continuing, according to a person familiar with the talks who spoke on the condition of anonymity because Fox and the show’s producers had not authorized public comment.
Read more at the Associated Press
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Village preps for possible American Idol hometown visit
With the possibility of Reinhart breaking through to the Top 3 next week, earning a hometown visit and parade, Wheeling officials have started planning festivities.
Police are in the early stages of preparing for the potential hoopla. They have contacted Mount Prospect for ideas and tips, Sgt. Paul Hardt said.
The neighboring village put on a celebration for DeWyze last year.
Read more at TribLocal
‘American Idol’ Taylor Hicks of Birmingham returns to his old haunt to open his new restaurant Ore
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Before “American Idol,” Taylor Hicks paid his dues playing for the regulars at the Open Door Cafe in Crestline Park.
The owner, Robert Hawkins, who was later killed in a car wreck, was one of Hicks’ closest friends.
“Robert Hawkins was a great friend of mine, and was a great friend to the Birmingham restaurant community,” Hicks says. “He allowed me to perform here, and that allowed me to pay my power bill on Southside.”
So last fall, when the Open Door closed and the property became available, Hicks, the 2006 “American Idol” winner, knew the time and place was right for him to open a neighborhood restaurant and bar in his hometown.
Read more at AL.com
Crystal Bowersox Live in the Star 105.5 Studio!
Interview + performance of “Riding on the Radio”
Via Star105 Toledo
Chris Medina visits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Here’s a blast from Season 10′s past: Chris Medina, the popular contestant eliminated before the semi-finals, visited St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., today.
Chris was in Memphis to perform at a wedding and decided to stop by the hospital for a tour and acoustic performance for the children there.
Read more at USA Today
‘American Idol’ Prediction Results: Jacob Lusk Called Back Home To … Compton
All but one of our experts correctly predicted Lusk’s demise this week and “Idol” blogger MJ Santilli shared my feelings about the news. “I suspect if he had performed the way he really wanted to on ‘Idol,’ he would have been out weeks ago,” she said of his wayyy over-the-top sing-off. “Lusky Stank had his moments on the show, but really, he was never able to top ‘A House Is Not a Home’ — the semi-final performance that ensured his place in the Top 13. I can see Jacob with a career singing gospel music, but as a pop star? Not so much.”
Read more at MTV
Rocker Steven Tyler Dishes On His New Book
Jennifer Lopez Reflects on Jacob Lusk’s ‘American Idol’ Elimination (VIDEO)
On ‘Access Hollywood Live’ (weekdays, syndicated), Jennifer Lopez offered her perspective on the elimination of Jacob Lusk from ‘American Idol’ last night. Lopez said Lusk would accomplish “great things” in the future, and she appreciated his composure after being booted from the show.
“With Jacob, I was just, like, ‘We’re going to miss you. You’re a very, very special soul.’ Because it’s not just about him and his singing. It’s about him as a person and I just feel like he’s going to go on to do great things,” said Lopez.
See the Video at TV Squad