Idol Headlines for 05/30/12 – The Evening Edition

Grand Ole Opry Kicks Off CMA Music Festival with Carrie Underwood & Easton Corbin – The Grand Ole Opry will host five star-packed shows during CMA Music Festival, including the Opry Plaza Party, a free Music Fest kick-off event. The Opry will also hold a benefit guitar auction, autograph signings and more during CMA Music Festival, which takes place June 7-10 in Nashville. The Opry fun will begin Tuesday, June 5 at 5 p.m. with the Opry Plaza Party presented by Humana. Easton Corbin will perform during the party, followed by two Opry shows featuring Carrie Underwood, the Oak Ridge Boys and more. On June 8 Lauren Alaina will take the Opry stage along with Opry members Mel Tillis and Charley Pride. The show will move to the Ryman Auditorium for a matinee performance on June 9 and feature Kellie Pickler and Wynonna Judd, among others. The Fourth Annual Guitars of the Stars Benefit Auction will take place June 7 at the CMA Music Fest Buckle Stage at 4th Ave. and Broadway in downtown Nashville. Casey James will both co-host and perform. – Read more at GAC

Jessica Sanchez’s AI Alter-Ego BeBe Chez – Unofficial Idol Forum

“Idol’ finalist Jessica Sanchez visits Good Day NY

Katharine McPhee’s Darling LAX Arrival – Making her way through the busy airport, Katharine McPhee was spotted at LAX in Los Angeles, CA this afternoon (May 29). The 28-year-old singer looked adorable in a sundress with a white blazer that she paired with pretty orange sandals and a large Louis Vuitton handbag after tweeting, “Sitting in non moving traffic is making me really nervous…#gonnamissmyflight” – See the Photos at Gossip Center

Carrie Underwood (Blown Away) – Walmart Shareholders Concert

DC Entertainment Enlists Chris Daughtry to Fight Hunger in Africa (Exclusive) – Rock star and American Idol alum Chris Daughtry is becoming an ambassador for We Can Be Heroes, DC Entertainment’s recently launched charity campaign to fight hunger in Africa. Daughtry has recorded an acoustic version of “Rescue Me,” a song from Break the Spell, the third album from his multi-platinum band Daughtry. The song will be released on iTunes in the coming weeks, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to We Can Be Heroes. The charity is working with humanitarian aid organizations Save the Children, International Rescue Committee and Mercy Corps.- Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Demi Lovato Opens Up About Bipolar Disorder – “I felt relieved when I found out. Like I’m not completely crazy; there’s a medical reason for all of it,” Lovato says in the July issue. “It’s a daily thing; you don’t get time off from it. And if I feel myself slipping back into old patterns, I have to ask others for help, which is hard for me to learn, because I really like doing everything on my own.” The new “X Factor” judge revealed earlier this year in her MTV documentary “Demi Lovato: Stay Strong” that her issues manifested themselves in self-harm, including an eating disorder and self-medicating that resulted in a stay at the Timberline Knolls treatment facility in Illinois. – Read more at MTV

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  • Jessicas Street Team

    I’m starting to think that Interscope isn’t gonna sign Jessica. Where the heck is the press release. It’s been a full week. :/ 

  • Pam

    In some cases, it can be as long as 2 weeks or more with these press releases.  In the case of Jordin, it was almost 3 months.  Before we get a press release for anyone else outside the winner, we will get Phillip’s first because he is the winner and that’s how it works.

  • No Thanks

    They haven’t announced Phil’s deal either.  They usually wait until June to make official announcements.  First announcement will ALWAYS be the winner.  Then a few weeks later, they usually announce the runner up deal.

    But the fact that they’re already listed on Interscope’s web site is a good sign.

  • Anonymous

    They aren’t going to announce Jessica’s deal until they announce Phillip’s.  They haven’t announced Skylar’s for the same reason, but she was in the studio before the season ended, and according to Jessica, she’s already gotten started on her album too.  

  • Anonymous

    A bunch of the S11 Idols are already working on albums. But until Philip’s label deal is announced, we won’t hear anything official about anyone else, either. Assuming Philip has signed with UMG, we should be getting an announcement about his deal soon — maybe even next week. Then Jessica’s announcement, probably around a week later. After the Top 2’s deals are announced, I don’t think it matters whose deal gets announced first after that.

  • Pam

    Since we are speaking of label deals for season 11 and I know we have seen both Jessica and Phillip’s artist pages on the Interscope website, I don’t know if these links have been postsed before and I’m sorry if they have been already but here are Jessica and Phillip’s official site links with the 19 logo:

    Phillip:   LINK
    Jessica:  LINK

    You will notice that there is not a label designation listed for either yet but that will change at some point after the announcements are made.

  • Anonymous

    A little late, but my vids are up from Haley’s Hard Rock performances on 05/21/12
    (resolution could be better, includes some extended pre/post banter not seen in other vids from the show)
    Posted in chronological order
    Intro and Wasted Tears
    Hit The Ground Running 
    Now That You’re Here

    House of the Rising Sun

    Oh Darling

  • Anonymous

    Wonder if we will get specifics from the Jessica on down deals are for singles, EPs or a full album.

  • Anonymous

    The Nashville Music Guide seems to think that Skylar will turn up at CMA – I think they’re right.  It’s no accident she just got to Nashville this week.  A sure sign she’s with a major label, IMO

  • Anonymous

    The three things the article quotes are not likely to happen. First the lineups seem set for the softball game and it is already ladden with newbies. Miranda is only going to sing with Raelynn I guess Carrie might sing with her but they really do not have matching styles.  19 sent her to Nashville to hookup with writers at least that is what she said so I do not know if she has signed with anyone else yet but I would guess she will at some point. I hope she pops up somewhere it would be good exsposure for her and Gwen and Raelynn will sure be getting some.

  • escape

    Jessica needs to ditch the whole BeBe Chez thing.

  • Anonymous

    Looks like Kris & Cale sang throughout the National Memorial Day Parade (clip of Rooftops 10:43 mark) 

  • raya

    In the interview Jessica basically said the Bebe Chez thing started as a joke.  I don’t think it was ever really meant to be taken seriously.

  • Sassycatz

    Looks like Kris & Cale sang throughout the National Memorial Day Parade (clip of Rooftops 10:43 mark)

    They didn’t. I was there at 12th Street. Five blocks from the beginning of the parade and they weren’t singing. They were fiddling with the microphones and equipment, and I thought they might have been having trouble with it. I felt bad for them (and for myself) because I really wanted to hear them. Should’ve stayed at the beginning of the parade, where they definitely performed. Also, I saw nothing on their flatbed float truck that identified who Kris was. Maybe the sign was on the other side? Don’t know. I’m guessing many on my side of the street had no idea who he was, just by looking, and would’ve been reminded by a sign on each side of the truck.

  • Lexie

     I’m going to be at all four nights of CMA Fest and the softball game:)  Oh, and Scotty’s First Annual Fan Club party (800 people signed up so far/officially full at 725:).  I had hoped they would have gotten Skylar signed up for softball, but she isn’t–and it is set.  Blair Garner even recruited Scotty for his team:)  Raelynn already tweeted Scotty about being excited to be on his team, too.

    There are so many opportunities and stages, really don’t know why her name didn’t appear on one of the side stages or the Opry?  Maybe because she wasn’t winner or runner-up?  The one thing right about that article is that they do love surprises–last year Scotty and Lauren at LP field were great surprises, but with whom and where?

  • Anonymous

    Jessica is just so adorable!!!! Love her!! Such a cutie :)

  • Lexie

    By the way, looking for any sign of Skylar on a side stage…found Bo Bice on the Hard Rock Cafe stage on Friday.  Aaron Kelly is scheduled for several appearances on that same stage…so, Idols all over the place.  

  • justmefornow

    Jessica is singing that same old tired Whitney song again right now on the today show.
    Someone give this girl better material.

  • Lexie

    I’m postponing doing work right now:))

    More CMA Fest events:
    Thursday, June 7, 2012

    8:00AM – Cowboy Troy & Friends Fan Club Jam –
    Just Kickin Saloon – Other artist appearing:  Hollywood Yates, Cross
    County Junction, Brinn Black, Pearl Clarkin, Payton Taylor, Aaron Kelly
    from American Idol, Kimberly Woldd, Stephen Salyers – Tickets at
     A separate event for Aaron Kelly–fascinating how they mention AI in the description…

  • Lexie

    Friday, June 8th, 2012

    10AM – Fan Clubhouse Party – Bo
    Bice, Bryan White, Matt Kennon, One Night Rodeo & Sarah Marince –
    Third and Lindsley –  includes brunch, meet and greet, party souvenir,
    performances and more – $35 per person – one ticket lets you meet all of
    the artists – tickets on sale Monday, March 12th at 10AM on each
    participating artists website

    12:30PM – Casey James
    – Country Music Hall of Fame – will perform on the plaza outside of the
    Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum on Friday, June 8 at 12:30 p.m.
    The performance is free to the public. Following the plaza performance,
    Casey James will sign his CD, Casey James, at 1:15 p.m. in the Museum Store. Live from the Museum Store is presented by CMT. Click here to purchase Casey’s sefl-titled CD Casey James.

  • Lexie

    Saturday, June 9, 2012
    9AM – City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game – Greer Stadium – Tickets on Sale Now at – Carrie
    Underwood, Scotty McCreery, Brantley Gilbert, Lauren Alaina, David
    Nail, James Otto, Robin Meade, Scott Hamilton, Chuck Wicks, Whitney
    Duncan, Bucky Covington, Sarah Darling, Billy Gilman, Kristen Kelly, Two
    Foot Fred, Emcee: Storme Warren

    11AM – Centennial Park – Bo Bice  – Free

    12:30PM – Kellie Pickler – Country Music Hall of Fame – will sign her CD, 100 Proof, purchased from the Museum Store, on Saturday, June 9 at 12:30 p.m. Live from the Museum Store is presented by CMT. Click here to purchase Kellie Pickler 100 Proof.3PM – Grand Ole Opry – Ryman Auditorium – Kellie Picker

    Hope I’m not annoying anyone…I just think it’s fascinating how many Idols are all over this place…and I didn’t get these from an Idol-attached site…

  • windmills

    Kristy Lee Cook is playing a Broken Bow/Sirius XM Highway Concert For Cystic Fibrosis Thursday night June 7th too. Here’s the news release.

  • Anonymous

    You missed this one.

    Tuesday, June 5, 2pm

    Race go-karts and play mini-golf with country music stars at the debut Celebrity Go-Go Challenge. Proceeds benefit non-profit organization Hear the Music Live, working to give opportunities to foster youth.

    Bo Bice, Bucky Covington, Gwen Sebastian, Josh Gracin, and Melinda Doolittle will all be there.

  • Chris

    Not having a decent single may be her Achilles heel. She is on all these shows with nothing to sell. Sure, someone may buy her version of IWALY but why buy the copy when the original is all over the place?

  • Anonymous

    I know I hope she gets a chance somewhere. I think she has potential I always liked when she started her songs but usually ended up thinking she needed to tone it down some (imo) but she is fun to watch.  Blake is really taking care of Raelynn and Gwen hope Skylar is also being championed.Will be interesting to see if she pops up.
    That”s ghreat for Scotty’s fan party the week should be fun enjoy your time.

  • Lexie

     Thanks for the good wishes:))

    I do hope Skylar is there somewhere…I’ll be looking.

    That go-kart event looks fun, but I won’t be getting there until the Thursday…good for the Idols and the charity:)

  • Anonymous

     i agree. its kind of a missed opportunity for jessica going on all these shows with no single to promote. I really hope they are putting some effort into finding her a new one to promote during the tour.

  • Anonymous

    Looks like Casey is going to be really busy during CMA Fest!

  • justmefornow

    I have bad visions of Pia 2.0. – Hey Jimmy, don’t screw this one up too!

    I’m hope I’m wrong, but so far it looks like Jimmy isn’t doing too well with these female Idols.

  • Tess

    moved to new thread

  • alterego

    Jessica needs to start establishing herself as a relevant (and hopefully marketable) artist.  No matter how well she performs, IWALY, it’s not going to have people to rushing to buy it, when that song has already been recorded and recorded again.  Sorry to say, but without a product, the average viewer of these shows aren’t going to remember her.

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  • Tiffany

    I don’t see what anyone sees in Raelynn except shes cute and seems likeable.  Her singing on the Voice was so out of tune, imo.  I guess with Miranda and Blake backing her she might get some kind of a deal. 

  • Tiffany

    Carries hubby played in the ballgame with her when they were engaged because they threw them an on field shower lol.  I thought I read somewhere earlier he would play this year too.