Bo Bice and Lilly Scott perform at the 12th Annual High Plains Music Fest at the Starlite Drive In. More info HERE.
Kellie Pickler will perform at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville
Taylor Hicks performs live tonight at Freedom Crossing Summer Concert Series in El Paso TX.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Jane Lynch were on stage with the Glee cast last night at their New York City concert, according to reports.
Jordin Sparks and Matthew Morrison set to perform on “A Capitol 4th” airing on PBS July 4. More info HERE.
Blake Shelton brought out his The Voice contestants Dia Frampton & Xenia to sing ‘Honey Bee’ last night in Cincinnatti on the Brad Paisley tour. Via CountryMusicisLove
David Cook discusses his song “Right Here With You” HERE. Plus, watch video clips from Walmart Soundcheck as David answers questions from fans To My Fans, Favorite Lyrics, Answering Fan Questions, Three Words, Band Members, Who to Meet. Plus a track-by-track review of This Loud Morning from Broken Records Magazine HERE.
Siobhan Magnus gears up for big homecoming show
It’s pretty good, I can’t complain. It’s been very strange adjusting back to real life. Honestly, that was the hardest part. When you’re done with everything Idol you’re kinda like “Woah, okay, what now?” And there are, of course, crazy huge expectations of what you should be doing. Everybody has their opinion and two cents about what you should be doing now because they feel that they’re a part of getting you as far as you did because it’s something like Idol where the audience has so much of a say in it. So they all own a little bit of your success and they say, “Well now you need to do Broadway,” “Now you need to do this,” and you’re like “I don’t know! I don’t know!” The transition was very difficult and intense but now I definitely feel I’ve reached a much better place where I have my footing again and I know what I’m doing and I feel a million times better.
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Naya Rivera Loves ‘Doing All The Jazzy Bits’ On Glee, Is Ready To Take on Adele and Billie Holiday
Read on to find out which artists Rivera would like to cover next season and whether she knows where next season will take her character, Santana.
“Probably Adele. Yeah, I’d probably say Adele,” Rivera, whose sultry singing voice was a perfect fit to cover Amy Winehouse’s “Valerie” and “Back to Black” last season, said when asked which singers she was dying to cover. “Maybe some Billie Holiday would be cool. I like that Santana is doing all the jazzy bits and that’s kind of like her niche.”
Read more at MTV
Is Ryan Murphy Replacing the ‘Glee’ Cast? [AUDIO]
Is it true that you were considering cleaning house with the current “Glee” cast? “That is true. I don’t think of it in terms of eliminating or replacing. Because I think the thing about this cast is people love them and they are incredibly talented. They’ve left sort of an indelible mark,” Ryan says.
“The thing that I wanted to do and the cast wanted to do, we didn’t want to have a show where they were in high school for 8 years. We really wanted it to be true to that experience. We thought it would be really cool if we were true to the timeline.”
With so much going on in his life has Ryan had the time to find love in his life? “I have, I’m with a great fellow now who I’ve known for 15 years and we just got engaged and I’m very excited about it!”
Listen to the interview at RyanSeacrest.
Carrie, Kellie, & Shania Nominated For PETA’s ‘Sexiest Vegetarian’
Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, and Shania Twain have been nominated for PETA’s Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities of 2011. All three have held the title before- Twain in 2011, Underwood in 2005, and Pickler in 2009.
The first round of voting is being held via Twitter. Click HERE to cast your vote.
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Lauren Alaina: ‘I Want to Write With Taylor Swift’
Lauren Alaina is doing so much post-’American Idol‘ media coverage that you might think she actually won, instead of placing second to Scotty McCreery on Season 10. The Boot chatted with the pretty blonde singer, unearthing the story behind the first song that the 16-year-old ever wrote and her dream collaborator. It’s not Scotty — it’s Taylor Swift!
“My uncle’s wife had a car wreck and was in the hospital, so I wrote a song and sang it to her,” Alaina said about the first tune she ever penned. “My mom keeps them all, and my handwriting was horrible! You can tell I was a little kid.” Handwriting aside, it is a sweet, sensitive sentiment for Alaina to have authored a song for her ailing aunt.
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How Jennifer Hudson stays true to self amid fame
On “The Early Show,” Hudson said, “That’s part of why my (new) album is named I Remember Me. I felt like I hopped on this huge roller coaster that hasn’t stopped since. And so it’s my way of holding onto myself.”
Co-anchor Chris Wragge noted that Hudson has said in the past 29 years of her life she’s lived four lives. Alongside great highs in her career, have come indescribable lows in her personal life, with the murders of her mother, brother, and nephew in 2008.
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Idoloonies: Haley Reinhart on Brutal Judging, ‘Moanin’ Duet, ‘Bennie’ Exit, Life Before Idol
Haley Reinhart may not have received a confetti shower at the end of her American Idol run, but the Season 10 third-place finisher says she got her “This is My Now” moment on Top 8 results night thanks to her “Moanin’” duet with Casey Abrams. In her long-awaited Idoloonies interview, Haley explains exactly how that performance came to be, reveals the movie-soundtrack hit she had planned to sing before switching to “Call Me,” and talks about the little coincidences that led to her legendary cover of “House of the Rising Sun.”
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Underwood wows Sydney
While not a huge name in this country, the 28-year-old is a megastar at home having notched up 10 #1 hits and racking up 13 million album sales.
And if the reception she received last night is any indication, it’s only a matter of time before Carrie experiences similar success here.
The pretty blonde was introduced by Sony CEO Denis Handlin and wowed the crowd with brilliant renditions of her hits Cowboy Casanova, So Small and Last Name.
Read more at the Star Observer
Former Idol contestant gives audition advice
SAN DIEGO — Move over chocolate covered bacon! On Wednesday former American Idol contestant Elliot Yamin fans got a real treat at the San Diego County Fair.
Yamin, 33, was a fan favorite on Season 5 of American Idol, who ended up coming in third place, He played for his fans on the fair’s Paddock Stage.
“Just the smell of [the fair], reminds me of being a kid again,” said Yamin.
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New song “Anyway” from Alex Wagner-Trugman
Through an Aaron Kelly fan, a new road sign becomes a reality
SONESTOWN – During Season 9 of American Idol in 2010, Sonestown’s Aaron Kelly stirred things up around the county and beyond when he sung his way into the Top Five – placing his small hometown on the map. But for one Aaron Kelly fan, watching him sing up until his elimination on May 5, 2010 just wasn’t enough.
Jill Brightbill, who serves as a legislative secretary at state Rep. Tina Pickett’s Harrisburg office, was a fan of Kelly’s from beginning to end. And now, with Kelly’s American Idol road behind him, and his career in Nashville underway, Brightbill felt the need to commemorate the entire experience, and recognize Kelly’s hometown.
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So You Think You Dance’s Shocking Elimination Show
“It’s crazy, they really are making the decision at the last second and there are these different ideas that were floated,” guest judge Megan Mullally told reporters of the hectic deliberation that took place during a commercial break. “And at the last minute, [judge Nigel Lythgoe] said, ‘Wait, we’re keeping everybody.’ ”
“I was thinking it would have to be Mitchell [going home] because he didn’t perform this week,” explained judge Mary Murphy. “But when he did his solo it changed everything and with Robert’s personality and the other two dancers we just couldn’t see [who to send home].”
Read more at People