Carrie Underwood performs at XL Center in Hartford, CT.
Bo Bice performs at Kirkland Center in Roscommon, MI.
Taylor Hicks performs at The Indigo at Bally’s Las Vegas.
Bucky Covington performs at Chattanooga Fire Station 1 in Chattanooga, TN.
Phil Stacey performs at Yokota International Christian Center in Yokota, Japan.
Jason Castro performs at the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular in Phoenix, AZ.
Scott MacIntyre performs for the Mayo Clinic annual transplant banquet in Phoenix, AZ.
Lee DeWyze performs at The Vanguard in Tulsa, OK.
Casey James performs at Prairie Capitol in Springfield, IL.
Siobhan Magnus performs at A Family Affair Gala in Boston, MA.
Vonzell Solomon performs at the Opera House at Seongnam Arts Center in Korea. AmericanIdol.com
Carrie Underwood Donates to Hurricane Sandy Relief – 100% of the proceeds of last night’s concert in Atlantic City went to Hurricane Sandy relief! Carrie tweeted, “Thank you beautiful Atlantic City! You all made my year! You have been through so much and still rocked the house! I leave in awe! Thanks!”
Phillip Phillips on Fame and New Album
Phil Stacey To Release New Single In December – Stacey will release first single in nearly 3 years. Song “I Will Go With You,” is planned to drop December 28. While Stacey tours Japan, musicians in Nashville are getting prepared to record the track for the song. Stacey will record the vocal track after his Japan tour. Phil Stacey, “This is an incredibly important project. I am working with the Assembly of God World Missions Department to raise awareness and funds for their projects that are happening globally. All the proceeds from this project will go to them.” – Read more at Breathcast
Constantine Maroulis hustles from American Idol to Jekyll & Hyde – When Constantine Maroulis steps onto the stage of the Ed Mirvish Theatre on Nov. 14 to play the title roles in Jekyll & Hyde, it should fit him like a glove. In one way or another, he’s been playing them for years. This isn’t to imply that Maroulis is a split personality who’s an angel by day and a devil by night, but he is an extraordinarily canny performer with distinct performing identities he’s manipulated throughout his career. Most people came to know him as the bad-boy rocker who grabbed public attention during the fourth season of American Idol, oozing sex appeal as he belted out everything from Nickelback to Queen. — Read more at The Star
Kelly Clarkson Sounds Off On Criticism Of Lady Gaga’s Weight – “I work out sometimes and [other times I] don’t… The funny part, to me, with like the Lady Gagas and the Jessica Simpsons — everybody’s on them. It’s like ‘Y’all, sometimes people just wanna have pizza and drink [something] and celebrate,’ and then sometimes people get really into like, athleticism and working out and sports… and I guess I find it funny because I’ve never actually never cared about another individual enough to be like, ‘I feel like you’re tubbier than usual.’ Everyone has mirrors. We know, we’re aware. When we have to go buy bigger jeans we’re aware, or when we buy smaller jeans we’re aware.” – Read more at Access Hollywood
Jennifer Hudson Proud Of New Fashion Line: ‘I’m Designing For Every Girl’ – “I have a serious love for clothes, like no other,” the Oscar-winner told Access Hollywood of her soon-to-debut QVC line, the Jennifer Hudson Collection, in a new interview. “This is everything. This is what you call everything!” “Oh my God — I am designing for every girl,” she said, “I know what it’s like to be the plus size girl and I know how it is now being my new self — whatever that’s called!” Adding, “I want my size 16 to look just as good as the size 6.” – Read more at Access Hollywood
Emblem3 comes home to Sequim amid ‘X Factor’ success – Earlier this year, they filmed an audition for NBC-TV’s “America’s Got Talent.” Although they were cut from the show, the producers asked them to try out for “The X Factor.” They sent in an audition tape and were accepted. While taping in Oakland, Calif., Emblem3 had the crowd up and dancing and ended up with a “yes!” vote from all four judges — Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid, Britney Spears and Demi Lovato. The usually dour Cowell said he loved “everything about their performance from the moment they stepped on stage” and predicted “a great future” for them. – Read more at Peninsula Daily News
Berklee welcomes ‘Idol’ judge DioGuardi for semester – DioGuardi, who was a judge on the eighth and ninth seasons of Fox’s popular singing contest, is teaching a class at Berklee College of Music this semester on songwriting and production. The class, titled “hit songwriting,” was developed specifically for Berklee and its 27 students were handpicked by DioGuardi. The students songwriter-producer pairs to mirror the music industry. “What Kara is doing at Berklee is important because she is simulating the most popular songwriting model our students will encounter when they leave campus: working in small teams that combine writers and producers in real time,” Berklee president Roger H. Brown said in a statement. – Read more at Boston.Com