Today’s Idol appearances:
- Kris Allen and Pia Toscano perform at the National Memorial Day concert to air on PBS stations. 8 pm.
- Kelly Clarkson and Seal sing the National Anthem before the Indianapolis 500 motor race, Indianapolis, IN.
- Taylor Hicks performs at the Little River Casino in Manistee, MI
- The AI 10 Top 5 will visit Disney Hollywood Studios in Orlando and visit the American Idol Experience.
Will ‘Idol’ fame make Scotty a flash or a fixture in country?
The best part about “American Idol” is also the worst: Everyone is paying attention, and that spotlight is bright, whether you’re ready for it or not.
So now that Garner homeboy Scotty McCreery has won “Idol,” he moves on to a higher level of competition – against the likes of Toby Keith, Brad Paisley and Rascal Flatts.
Scotty should get a good ride with his opening single “I Love You This Big,” which he debuted on the show Tuesday night and which was the No. 1 download on iTunes on the morning after his “Idol” victory. The “Idol” tour will be a triumphant homecoming for him when it plays the RBC Center on July 27. There will also be great interest in his first album when it comes out this year.
Read more at News Observer:
Jimmy Kimmel – How Many Idol Winners Can You Name?
Idoloonies: Naima Adedapo on Reggae Vibes, ‘Umbrella,’ and X Factor’s $5 Million Prize
American Idol‘s Naima Adedapo wants the world to know she’s not just “some girl doing reggae music because I think it’s cool.” The Season 10 co-10th-place finisher sat down for her Idoloonies interview and explained how she approached her rendition of “Summertime” knowing it had already been an Idol moment for Season 3 champ Fantasia Barrino, why she used a Jamaican Patois accent for her rendition of “I’m Still Standing,” and whether or not she should’ve skipped Idol and auditioned for Simon Cowell’s The X Factor.
See the video at TV Line
Crystal Bowersox Concert, Toledo, OH
Crystal Bowersox and students from Toledo School for the Arts performed at the Valentine Theatre in Downtown Toledo last night.
Celebrities Sparkle At Snakepit Ball
INDIANAPOLIS — Sunday is all about racing but Saturday night was all about partying in Indianapolis.
Countless numbers of celebrities came to see and be seen at the Snakepit Ball held at the Indiana Roof Ballroom.
It was so much fun! This is the most fun I have ever had in a parade,” said Pickler. This is a great turnout. I got to debut my brand new single ‘Tough’ before the parade and then I got to ride in it and wave at everybody and blow kisses and all that good stuff. It was fun.”
Read more at The Indy Channel
It’s over! Cheryl Cole refuses £2.5m offer to return to UK X Factor by snubbing Cowell’s calls before her deadline
Devastated Cheryl Cole is said to have refused ITV’s £2.5million offer to return to the UK X Factor, by not taking calls from show bosses before her deadline last night.
And a friend of the singer revealed she said of Cowell: ‘I’ve been used. Why put me through it? It’s cruel’, after being axed from the US version.
The 27-year-old is apparently distraught and still refusing to talk out other offers, while she has been holed up in a London flat with her mother Joan.
Read more at the Daily Mail
Cheryl Cole axe decision may be regretted by TV execs
F the reaction of the average American is anything to go by, executives at Fox might yet regret their decision to axe Cheryl Cole.
I don’t know what focus groups they were listening to, but up and down the country, the men and women I spoke to at auditions were unreservedly bowled over by the British star.
Outside the auditions in Chicago last week, teenage girls from the Midwest who had never heard the name Cheryl Cole were totally spellbound by her beauty.
As she climbed out of her limo, there were gasps of appreciation as young fans cooed: “She’s so pretty.”
Read more at the Mirror.co.uk
Cheryl Cole speaks for first time: ‘Why did Simon Cowell do this to me?’
Desolate Cheryl Cole was last night considering whether to walk away from UK X Factor as bosses gave her a midnight ultimatum.
And she broke her silence about her sacking from the US show to say: “Why did Simon Cowell do this to me?”
Last night, still stunned at the speed of her US demise, tearful Cheryl was holed up in a secret location back in Britain.
The distraught star said she could not believe she had been fired from US X Factor after just four days of auditions. “I still haven’t been given a reason,” she told a friend.