Idol Headlines for 10/7/13

Tonight, The Voice Blind Auditions conclude. I’ll be live blogging beginning at 8/7c PM NBC.

The stars and their pro partners take the floor once again on Dancing With The Stars. Plus, 1 couple is sent home. Franky’s live blog begins at 8/7c PM ABC.

Angie Miller EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW (Oct 4.) shares on her “American Idol” experience, Upcoming Album Progress and 2013 Tour Dates – Hear Angie’s reflections from her time on “American Idol” and where she is on her writing process and plans for her debut album as well as tour dates for the rest of the year.

Read more at Breathecast

With ‘Idol’ over, Angie Miller is poised for next step – Miller, who will perform at Topsfield Fair tomorrow night, plans to move to Los Angeles in January to continue writing songs and, hopefully, sign a recording contract. “I don’t know when it will happen,” she said of a possible record deal. “I hope it will be soon.” – Read more at Salem News

Jessica Sanchez sings God Bless America

Jessica Sanchez sang the National Anthem and God Bless America at Dodger Stadium yesterday at game 3 of the Dodgers vs Atlanta Braves in the National League Division Series. The Dodgers won 13-6. Here’s her version of “God Bless America.”

Jessica instagrammed a photo of herself with Magic Johnson


Mandisa Sings National Anthem on Sunday Night Football | LIVE 10-6-13

American Idol star Mandisa draws strength from music on ‘Brandisa Tour’ – “I’m fighting every day – it’s not just for a final destination,” said the artist known simply as Mandisa, by phone from Nashville. Mandisa’s struggle has been with her weight. She has lost a hundred pounds since 2006, the year she reached the top 10 on “American Idol.” But it’s still a daily challenge. “It’s an every-day, one-decision, one-temptation at a time battle I’m choosing to fight,” noted the singer, who turned 37 on Oct. 2. – Read more at MLive

Sparks was emotional over script – Speaking at the premiere, which closed the Hollywood Black Film Festival, Jordin said: “It was really dark in the script, they had to lighten it up a little bit because it was really heavy. “At the end of the script when I read it for the first time, I thought, how is anybody going to get through this? My chest was heavy, I was crying. I haven’t seen it yet but I know I’m going to need tissues.” – Read more at Independent Woman

Dancing’s Brant Daugherty: I Was “Really Worried” About Last Week’s Routine – By all accounts, the weekly rehearsals for contestants on Dancing with the Stars require a tremendous amount of physical strain and mental focus. Unfortunately, Brant Daugherty wasn’t feeling up to par in either area before performing last week’s quickstep. The Pretty Little Liars star was mugged outside of his apartment immediately following his routine the previous week, and also had to contend with a foot injury ahead of Week 3. Still, that didn’t stop him and partner Peta Murgatroyd from finishing in first place for the night, with a score of 27. – Read more at TV Guide

Dot-Marie Jones Is Engaged – Dot-Marie Jones got engaged at Gay Days on Friday. The Glee star, known for her portrayal as Coach Shannon Beiste on the popular Fox series, proposed to her longtime girlfriend Bridgett Casteen near Disneyland Resort’s Sleeping Beauty Castle in Anaheim, Calif. – Read more at The Advocate

‘American Idol’ Judge Keith Urban to Launch Guitar Line With HSN – Keith Urban is looking to strum up a little side business with a new line of guitars. The “Stupid Boy” singer and “American Idol” judge is pairing up with HSN, the company behind the Home Shopping Network, to launch a new line of guitars available Nov. 3. The guitar line, dubbed the Urban Guitar Collection, aims to provide affordable instruments to aspiring musicians. It includes two versions of the Phoenix Edition guitar — an acoustic model and an acoustic/electric version — available in a variety of finishes. Two one-hour instructional DVDs will be included with the guitars. – Read more at The Wrap

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  • rayni

    Mandisa did a great job on the anthem! She’s from my all time favorite season (S5) – and like Pickler is one I still follow and have come to love more and more over the years because of her personality. Way to go, Disa!

  • curlyenta

    Speaking of Season 5‚ happy birthday to winner Taylor Hicks who turns 37 today!

  • Anny_nanny

    Idol Headlines?

  • Montavilla

    Aw. How cute to propose to your girlfriend at Sleeping Beauty’s castle. Go Dot-Marie Jones!

  • Ronnie D

    Grats to Dot! I love her as an actress on Glee. So happy for her! I was wondering if it would get a mention on here and it did! :)

  • Amy Beth

    Reading today’s headlines, you could come to the conclusion that reality singing competitions exist to provide singers to sing patriotic songs at sporting events.

  • Mel432

    OK, so Dot is a gay woman playing a straight woman on Glee. Several posters mentioned it couldn’t/shouldn’t be done by Adam (playing straight).

  • Mel432

    I thought Taylor was much, much older than 37.

  • mjsbigblog

    If he was much older than 37, he wouldn’t have been eligible to compete on American Idol.

  • gem2477

    hey, a gig is a gig,

  • Bernice

    Great article of Angie with Salem news. Wish she was having more success finding a label, but sounds like she’s really working hard on that count. She really is determined, and i know she won’t give up :)
    Good to know that she’ll continue writing and co-writing with UMPG. At least she’ll have that while she waits for a label to sign her.

  • Anna106

    I agree! I looked up when I heard the great singing & said, ‘Hey, that’s Mandisa!” I almost didn’t recognize her…she looks great!

  • Anna106

    Miley was all over early morning tv (NBC) and whatever you think about her, she has a fantastic PR team…lol. Now she is the ‘nicest girl’ ever, and everyone loves her!!! Not a word about the controversial stuff…guess she’ll just have to get by now on her talent…

  • tripp_ncwy

    Not to be outdone by Miley. Lady Gaga’s Artpop album cover;

  • Larc

    He’s not. Grandpa Hicks just looks old. ;)

  • Eilonwy_has_an_emu

    Gaga’s clearly going for a “giving birth” visual metaphor, which was both predictable and pretentious, but when you call your album Art Pop, that’s to be expected.

    Female nudity doesn’t (or shouldn’t) all code to the same meaning. Giving birth to one’s art is not the same thing as “here’s my tongue, what have you got for me to use it on?” (I’m not saying which is preferable, just… not the same thing.)

  • breakdown

    Haha, Gaga looks like she’s straddling a different ball.

  • TheOther

    The night kicked off with a strong opening act by Phillip Phillips, the 2012 “American Idol” winner, whose punchy, often fiery, delivery and guitar skills matched that of Mayer. He capped his nine-song set, which included a cover of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” with an exuberant performance of “Home,” his debut single.

  • overthetop1

    I’m much less disturbed by the Artpop cover than by Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball video, or stills from it.

  • jujubee22

    She’s giving birth to a bowling ball? Looks painful

  • Mateja Praznik

    Simon Cowell


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  • Mia

    Phillip Phillips, American Idol XI Winner, opened the show and it was fun. Phil is a jokester. Learned that Thursday night at the Walking Dead Premiere. He made the ladies sway to his cuts from his debut album— ‘The World from the Side of the Moon’ — and handful of folky covers from The Beatles, Lil Wayne, Eminem, & T-Pain. (Not a typo.) He made all the white women’s hands go up…and they stayed there…awkwardly. The two girls in front of me seemed more in love with him than John
    Mayer. Great warm up, despite most of the couples looked bored until “Home” dropped. Wasn’t for lack of tryin’ as told by his fantastic set list.

    Set List (via Setlist.Fm…except for #4. All me baby.)
    Get Up Get Down
    Gone, Gone, Gone
    Man on the Moon
    Elanor Rigby/Where We Came From
    A Fool’s Dance
    Lollipop (Lil Wayne cover)
    Lose Yourself (Eminem cover)
    All I Do is Win (DJ Khaled cover)

    Season 11 American Idol winner Phillip Phillips,
    backed by a six-piece band including a cellist and trumpet player,
    opened the show with a set that included his own material, as well as a cover of The Beatles “Eleanor Rigby” and unlikely stabs at Lil Wayne’s “Lollipop,” Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” and DJ Khaled’s”All I Do is Win.” Closing with his Mumford & Sons-like hit “Home,”Phillips showed that’s he’s effectively made the leap from reality TV star to legitimate concert performer.

  • Jason Gorny

    Just noticed that P2 was labeled as American Idol XI winner lol.

  • girlygirl

    There is a full page feature on Scotty and his new album in the current issue of Billboard (the issue with Katy Perry on the cover). It is on page 37 and is titled “Learning Experience”

    At the end of the article there is some mention of what he’ll be doing to kick of album promo. Says he will be on the Today Show on Oct. 15th

  • wordnerdarchie

    How can you not like this guy? David Cook recorded a message regarding his San Diego charity appearance.

  • Lexie O’Neill

    Thanks! I’ll be looking for that issue.:)

  • Lexie O’Neill

    Wait–the 15th or 16th? We have the 16th down…

  • Listening

    Wow he really goes the extra mile for charity.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Fun session with @KrisAllen today! @UMPG #universal

    ETA; Kris & his new producer.

  • girlygirl

    The article definitely says the 15th. Whether that’s right, who knows :)

  • merkureye

    Have not read the article but the interview was enlightening. Sounds like Angie has expectations of getting signed and that gives hope. When asked if she was planning to tour, she said she is not but hopefully will be in the sound booth recording. So . . .we will wait. I say if she doesn’t get signed by Christmas, she must start doing gigs everywhere anyone will let her perform. At some point she must break-out her own songs though if she tours. You can’t do all covers and get anywhere unless you want to be a tribute band.

    Angie and her mother have hinted that come January, she will be setting up residence in LA. She is relentless. Good for her. That is what it is going to take.


    Candice Glover’s album MUSIC SPEAKS is #5 on ITUNES overall album chart and #2 on pop chart ….mmmm… Did I miss something?????

  • Jason Gorny

    I think it was released by accident. There’s no songs beside I Am Beautiful. iTunes/Interscope screwed up.


    Uhhhh….. thanks.

  • lollamape

    Woww. What a mess! I hope they fix it soon..

  • Incipit

    That’s a persuasive appeal, wordnerdarchie!

    This has certainly grown enormously since the item mj posted in September – DC’s team is close to 10 K in donations and there are 60 edgers incl @thedavidcook & 2 survivors rappeling 365ft to raise $$ for brain cancer, according to OTE . I think all the available slots are filled, at $1,500 each.

    The whole ‘over the edge’ concept makes me very skittery – I am no fan of heights – but neither is DC – someone capped the look on his face into the camera lens when he says “I’m gonna rappel down a building”. I couldn’t do that, no way – but I’m persuaded to support this craziness, anyhow.

  • H.A.

    Adam tweeted his friend Eli Lieb’s cover of Miley Cyrus’s “Wrecking Ball”. The video has gone viral with over 500k views in 2 days. Brad Bassey of OMG Insider saw Adam’s tweet and featured it on his show.

    Video OMG Insider

    Adam Lambert ?@adamlambert 5 Oct
    .@elilieb: NEW COVER!! ‘Wrecking Ball’ by @MileyCyrus … #WreckingBall #MileyCyrus @YouTube

    Brad Bessey ?@BradBessey
    .@elilieb We’re featuring U on #omgInsider @adamlambert RTed it. <3 him <3 it <3 you.

    omgInsider ?@omgInsider
    @My_intuition69 it is clear the @adamlambert has a strong and loyal community of fans/supporters. #glamberts deliver #OMGInsider

    omgInsider ?@omgInsider
    @ImASurvivorG it shows the power of #AdamLambert fans- with one RT by Adam & his fans help make it viral – this is a good thing #omgInsider

  • Madilo

    Jamie McGuire: Music is the no-fail remedy to writer’s block

    “I prefer to end my playlists the same way I end my novels: on an upbeat note. So the Red Hill playlist ends with Gone, Gone, Gone by Phillip Phillips. It’s a savory yet sweet tune about loving someone even past their last day, because loving someone like you might lose them tomorrow is the best way to love.”


  • jujubee22

    I’m actually surprised he is 37. I thought he was younger. I think Taylor looks great.


    iTunes Session – Phillip Phillips