Idol Headlines for 11/16/12

AOL Music tweets, “”American Idol” champ Phillip Phillips is performing for AOL Sessions today! Tweet us your questions for him with #phillipphillipssessions”

Adam Lambert performs at the Coca Cola Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Carrie Underwood To Debut New Single, “Two Black Cadillacs,” on The American Music Awards This Sunday! – Carrie Underwood will debut her new single, “Two Black Cadillacs,” when she performs on The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards on Sunday November 18th at 8/7pm central on ABC. The third single from her Platinum certified album Blown Away follows the albums’ No. 1 singles “Good Girl” and title-track, “Blown Away,” which together have spent three weeks atop the country airplay charts in 2012, more than any other female country artist this year. – Read more at CarrieUnderwoodOfficial

Phillip Phillips to present at AMA Awards – Brandy, Paula Abdul and a fully re-formed Backstreet Boys are just three of the newly announced presenters at the 40th annual American Music Awards, airing this Sunday, November 18 on ABC. The roster includes 50 Cent, Ashley Benson, Backstreet Boys, Colbie Caillat, Cyndi Lauper, Elisha Cuthbert, Florida Georgia Line, Gavin DeGraw, Ginnifer Goodwin, Hayden Panettiere, Heidi Klum, Jennifer Morrison, Jenny McCarthy, Karmin, Kerry Washington, Lady Antebellum, Lucy Hale, Luke Bryan, Neon Trees, Ne-Yo, Phillip Phillips, Ryan Seacrest, Stacy Keibler and – Read more at Billboard

Jennifer Hudson, Celine Dion honor Whitney Houston – LOS ANGELES â?? It starts with a dance party and ends with tears, fitting bookends on a night devoted to the memory of Whitney Houston. We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston (CBS, 10 ET/PT Friday) takes the late singer’s fans, peers and admirers on a nostalgic journey via live performances, testimonials, rare video and family snapshots. The hour-long special, taped last month in front of a live audience at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, kicks off with Jennifer Hudson (sporting big hair in homage to one of Houston’s video looks in the ’80s) charging through an upbeat medley of I’m Every Woman, How Will I Know and I Wanna Dance With Somebody. – Read more at Indy Star

‘American Idol’ finalist flips switch for Christmas at Graceland in Memphis – A top-10 finalist from last season’s ‘American Idol’ will flip the switch at 6 p.m. Friday as Graceland gets into the Christmas spirit with its traditional blue lights and holiday decorations originally displayed by Elvis Presley and his family. Decorations include the blue lights around the driveway, a life-size Nativity scene and Santa and his sleigh. “Idol” finalist Skylar Laine, an aspiring country music artist, is scheduled to perform several songs, including her own along with holiday favorites. – Read more at Commercial Appeal

Smash Sneak Peek during Monday’s Voice – Jennifer Hudson will mentor – TVLine can also exclusively report that the first extended sneak peek of Smash Season 2 will premiere during this Monday’s episode of The Voice, which features (natch) Jennifer Hudson as a guest mentor. – Read more at

Watch Phillip Phillips perform “Home” on the Restore The Shore Telethon

Skip to the last 3 minutes.

Britney Spears & Jason Trawick’s Planned Winter Wedding Has Been Cancelled! – Britney Spears and Jason Trawick had planned a romantic and intimate winter wedding, but after incessant fighting between the two, the impending nuptials have been called off, is exclusively reporting. “Britney and Jason had planned to get married at the end of December, but they have been fighting non-stop so the wedding has now been called off,” a source close to the situation tells Radar. – Read more at Radar

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  • tripp_ncwy

    Great for Phillip. Good promo for the cd release since they are sure to mention 2x Platn Home & his cd.

  • YankeeFan08

    Adam will be performing tonight at the Coca Cola dome in Johannesburg, SA. 
    It is a huge venue and apparently sold out …estimated between 16,000 – 19,000.  Adam’s guitarist, Tommy, tweeted this pic:
    He has received an amazing reception in S.A.  I do believe this is Adam’s first headlining arena show, but perhaps someone can confirm that. 

  • Ima fan

    WOW!  that promo pic for season 2 of Smash is amazing!!!  Kat, as usual, looks stunning!!!

  • CanadianLady

    Perfect song and singer for the Restore the Shore benefit!

  • Lexie O’Neill

    Scotty performed in Cranston RI last night for the Father-Daughter dance that had been taken away and the radio station held a new one:)

  • Lexie O’Neill

    The radio station created a lovely video…

  • Nadine_Bitch

    Wow! 16-19k sold out? wohoo!
    I’m really surprised he sold out the venue because I read here before that this thing in South Africa rarely sold out… and I’m so happy it actually sold out!

    Now hoping for some HQ videos.

  • Nadine_Bitch

    Adam’s press conference in Joburg:

    It’s nice to hear FYE has gone gold and on its way to Platinum in there and Trespassing is almost Gold too. Thank you SA:)

    and that little girl taking pictures of Adam on stage was so adorable:)

  • OffLeash

    I noticed Home was getting a serious boost at iTunes this morning, #7 already, so I checked here, and sure enough, another top notch performance of Home by P2. I can’t remember one live performance of Home he didn’t do justice to the song and more.

    Interscope has to be proud of how P2 can perform Home this well and all by himself, with no backup vocals, no other instruments. This is the P2 I love and I want to hear more from. 

  • Sharon S.

    Adam must be so excited to headline a show in such a huge venue – and in such an interesting location!  And as a fan, I’m so excited for him.  There are so many wonderful things going on, and I suspect there’s more on tap that we have no clue about yet.  All in all, he seems to have a pretty great life…one he has more than earned after many years of hard work.

    Here’s a Q&A from EWN (Eyewitness News) in SA:

  • OffLeash

    Perfect timing for sure! The stars are still aligned… ;)

  • mmb

    Adam did arena shows in Maylaysia and in NZ during GNT.  They were smaller arenas (@ 5-7K capacity) but they were arenas similar to some of the smaller us arenas.

  • Nadine_Bitch

    I remember he had like 16k people came to see him on his Manila GNT tour. Though it was in SM mall of Asia and not in Araneta Coliseum.

  • asifclueless

    Adam Lambert in studio with Alex Jay 

    “Adam Lambert is in Joburg  for his concert  at the Coca-Cola Dome  on 16 November 2012,  and he stopped off at  the 94.7 Highveld Stereo studios for a chat with Alex Jay.”

  • asifclueless

    Beautiful Johannesburg Concert Poster made by Adam’s fans .. mlg621 and welassie11.

    Gorgeous poster!!!

  • Nadine_Bitch

    They must be starting the show now.

    Any possible live stream?

  • tripp_ncwy

    AOL Music @aolmusic
    “American Idol” champ Phillip Phillips is performing for AOL Sessions today! Tweet us your questions for him with #phillipphillipssessions

  • asifclueless

    Nadine …
    Possibly this:

  • Kariann Hart

    What a mint assignment for Skylar!  What an honor!  Did Scotty or Lauren do this, too?

    Happiness for Adam and Phillip!

  • Axxxel

    That little girl just stole the show… It reminds me of a radio interview iin 2012 in the US in which an adorable young kid called in and called herself a huge fan of Adam and she said she really rooted for him during American Idol.When Adam asked her how old she is, she answered… 10 !!

  • YankeeFan08

    Seeing tweets that there will be no live stream of Adam’s show … blocked by the venue.

    Just saw these tweets from Adam’s publicist.  Does anyone know what this cover might be?

    shoshanna stone ?@shoshannastone
    Sneak early peak at unbelievably amazing cover due out later this month.

    shoshanna stone ?@shoshannastone
    So excited about it I could actually explode. Sooooo handsome :)

  • girlygirltoo

    Adam’s tour of South Africa is really going well. Exciting!

    Good to see Phillip will be presenting at AMAs. Did Scotty or Lee did to present at these awards? I know Kris did so the season he won, but I an’t remember if Lee or Scotty did.

  • girlygirltoo

    Kris is doing another show at a Tanger Outlets  tonight — this one in Glendale, Arizona

  • CanadianLady

    Lauren did it last year.

  • Axxxel

    I would bet on “Is this love”…

  • asifclueless

    The venue is blocking wifi and mg3 so no livestream.

    The bright side … GREAT VIDEOS …. pretty soon.  :)

  • fantoo1

    They are doing a good job of promoting Phillip.

  • Jim Cantiello

    Oh my! That MTV “Home” was just perfect. So many feelings!

  • Sharon S.

    No, she’s referring to a magazine cover. :-)  It might be Fiasco magazine, as they’ve tweeted about what I believe is a cover story.  And no, I’ve never heard of Fiasco magazine, nor do I know how to obtain a copy. {sigh}

  • girlygirltoo

    Random semi-OTT thought of the day: have Kelly Clarkson and P!nk always sounded so similar? I was driving home last night adn P!nk’s new single (Try) came on the radio. If I didn’t know better, I would have sworn that was Kelly singing. This has happened to me a lot whenever I hear a song by either one of them on the radio.

  • Axxxel

    During the Formule 1 races in Singapore, Adam also performed in front of 16,000-20,000 ish audience, but it was not in an arena… just an open air festival feel, like that Canadian balloon festival.

  • Miz

    Yep. I’ve always thought Kelly and Pink sound very very similar. Whenever one or the other has a new song, I have to wait and hope the DJs say who it is by.

  • Nadine_Bitch
  • lovesickheroine

    Jessica Sanchez is featured on the December issue of Seventeen magazine. Also in this interview she talks bout her style and her upcoming album

  • Sassycatz

    There’s an exhibit that’s been open since September at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC called “Women Who Rock.” Sounds pretty interesting and all encompassing, i.e., it doesn’t just cover rock performers. In fact, I was reading the first page and Carrie Underwood’s name was mentioned. Maybe they have an artifact from her:

  • Eilonwy

    It might be Fiasco magazine, as they’ve tweeted about what I believe is a cover story.  And no, I’ve never heard of Fiasco magazine, nor do I know how to obtain a copy.

    If it’s the Fiasco magazine that’s an artsy/edgy look at pop culture, very worldwide, there’s a link on the magazine’s web site to order an issue online.

  • Axxxel

    oh goodness LOL…. Thank you for your enlightment Sharon S.

  • Kariann Hart

    Look how great Skylar looks!  This is just awesome!  I am so excited for her!

    Thanks CanadianLady for your response!

  • heartly

    Sorta.  I can easily tell them apart but I know a lot of other people can’t.  They have many similarities in their voices.  It probably doesn’t help that often times their singles are produced by the same people around the same time.  Right now Greg Kurstin is their go-to guy (Kelly’s People Like Us is also produced by him) and before that was Max/Dr. Luke.

    Kelly’s GH album has been released in some parts of the world today and the album booklet is neat this time.  It has video stills through the years and some other pictures.  Here’s what she had to write in that that I thought was nice:

    There I was, nineteen years old, standing in a room with two strangers singing “At Last” by Etta James.  At the time, I had no idea I was auditioning for a TV show.  I just needed a job and, as every other artist does, we audition for everything.  You never know where one audition may take you.  The strangers ended up being two junior producers for a brand new show called American Idol.

    Ever since I won American Idol, I have enjoyed having creative involvement and fighting for music I believe in.  It hasn’t been an easy road but it has been my road and although there have been hard times, I have also accomplished a lot with a great team of people.  These songs represent the last ten years of my life.  They represent not only my evolution as an artist, but also proof that dreams can become reality.

    It is weird to have a Greatest Hits album at thirty years old but what’s even more amazing is that I have the support of so many fans across the world who have made this possible.  Without the loyalty and passion from my fans, I wouldn’t be where I am and I don’t take that for granted.  I am so thankful to American Idol for being the door to this crazy music world.  I am grateful for all of the lovely people that I have worked with and continue to work with in my life.  Last but not least, I am blessed to have my friends, family and fans to support me.  Here’s to another ten years, y’all!  I hope you love the music!

  • Kariann Hart

    Sassycat,  I mentioned this exhibit from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!!  I don’t know if they have the complete production here, but I viewed it for three hours the first day (at the Rock Hall) and came back the next day for several hours.  I am one who reads everything, and watched the video.  IT”S GREAT!!

    They had one of Carrie’s white evening gowns from early on in her career.  Nothing from Kelly Clarkson’s collection. Some from Madonna and Tina Turner.  They had both Kelly and Carrie performing (video tape) and they have Lady Gaga’s “meat dress” petrified.  Ucky.  This is a most fabulous display!  I would go see it again!

    They did have Joan Jett and Pat Benatar, also some alternative Rock stars like Patti Smith and even Yoko Ono in the full display.  It was two floors of exhibits.  I hope that helps!

  • mmb

    It is Fiasco Magazine.  Adam will apparently be on the cover of the December issue.  Ke$ha, Ludacris and a bunch of others will also be featured in the issue

  • Sharon S.

    Thank you for the link to the Fiasco magazine site!  However, I’m afraid – McAfee Site Advisor flashed a huge warning that the site “exhibited one or more risky behaviors” and asked if I still wanted to access it.  Now I’m not sure! 

    But if the cover is as awesome as Shoshanna Stone seems to think it is, I might have to risk frying my computer…

    shoshanna stone ?@shoshannastone
    @glspence01 I won’t be the only one. Everyone will be talking about this!

  • Incipit

    I might have to risk frying my computer…

    Sharon S, just a thought – if the cover is out, someone, somewhere has taken a picture of it and put it on Twitter – if not yet, then soon. Maybe just Google the issue and avoid endangering your electronics w/”risky behavior”?

    I’m pretty sure Fiasco won’t be the only source for long – and you don’t want a real fiasco to happen.


  • curly_yenta

    Taylor Hicks’ appearance on The Jeff Probst show today! He gave away something really cool ;)

  • Eilonwy

    However, I’m afraid – McAfee Site Advisor flashed a huge warning that the site “exhibited one or more risky behaviors” and asked if I still wanted to access it.  Now I’m not sure!

    Eep! If there’s something wrong with it, I’m glad you got a warning. I use Safari on a Mac, so very little affects my machine. [Not a paid Apple endorsement!] Unfortunately, Site Advisor’s page for the site doesn’t say what the risky behaviors are, either, which is no help in making an informed decision. Definitely proceed with caution.

  • HKfan

    His show in Kuala Lumpur during Glamnation was sold out to 16,000 too.

  • Taylor

    This is a pretty big deal! Two pages in Seventeen, which is the exact audience that Jessica should be working on.

  • Taylor

    Kelly has more vibrato. When Pink leans more Pop, less Pop/Rock, she sounds more like Kelly to me than at other times.

  • Sassycatz

    I’m hoping to see the exhibit some time between now and January 6. Hopefully before X-mas, as I’m betting they’ll be a whole lot of cool items they’re selling in the museum gift shop related to the exhibit that will make a unique X-mas gift.

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  • Lexie O’Neill

    Scotty is performing at a sold out show in Springfield, Mass. tonight…Kristy Lee Cook is opening…in these pictures, Josh Thompson is also there (don’t know where he fits in since he wasn’t advertised?)…

  • DaisyMagnolia

    It’s not just you.  I feel the same way.  I can usually tell them apart, but they share a lot of similarities.

  • tripp_ncwy

    AOL Music @aolmusic
    .@Phillips performing at AOL Music Sessions!

  • asifclueless

    Them boys are sure puurrtyy .. in South Africa.

  • Lexie O’Neill

    A sweet article from the Father-Daughter dance last night with Scotty…those little girls were so cute:))

  • girlygirltoo

    Ah, the life of a touring musician. Kris & crew missed their connecting flight today, so although they got another flight to Phoenix, they were late in arriving to the gig…evidentally they got some sort of police escort to the venue, haha. But they made it and the show is going on even as I type this :)

  • sue

    So I’m channel surfing and just caught JHud singing at the Whitney Houston tribute. She did really well of course. Then Britney just made some sweet comments.  :) I do miss Whitney Houston, she was way too young.

  • asifclueless

    There are a lot of tweets pouring out love and admiration for Adam.
    Countless of best concert evahs, best time of my life’s, out of this world, Adam gave all he got … blah..blah..blah…
    We know, right!!!  :)

    My take is we got UNFF!!, Floorbert!!, He was on FI-YAH!!!
    And I think .. It was Ah-Maze-Balls!!!!

    Hope more videos coming out after they wake up from being DED. and more official reviews of JoBert Concert.

    Come-on JoBurg people, more videos. We’re waiting for them like this:

  • loveroftalent

    The tweets have been so great….Love seeing them from people that have never heard Adam live before and are blown away by his vocals and stage presence…Adam has gotten so much love from South Africa…He must be so happy…

    Where is Adam off to now…I read something about CHina…Does he go home first of straight to China, and what will he be doing in China.

  • asifclueless

    Loveoftalent … I guess Adam is going straight home.
    One  tweet said he had turned down the gig in Hainan, China because of no TIME. Only the Hennessey one is confirmed. No Peking turkey or sweet and sour potatoes, I guess.

    He’ll be in NY on December 8 with Cindi and friends concert.
    Here is is schedule so far:

    Adam Lambert in New York,  NY at   Cyndi Lauper & Friends – Beacon Theatre

    12/14/12  Adam Lambert  in San Francisco, CA at  The Warfield

    12/31/12  Adam Lambert in  Bali  at  Grand Ballroom at The Mulia Resort & Villas

    02/19/13  Adam Lambert in Tokyo at   Shibuya Public Hall

    02/20/13  Adam Lambert in Tokyo  at  Shibuya Public Hall


    Oh laaawd! That AYGGMY was hot!!!! Adam’s voice omg! That Underneath was just plain beautiful, wow.
    Adam just performed in front of 19,000 people, this is what happens when radio actually plays Adam’s music. What a reception in SA!

  • asifclueless

     I forgot an important DATE!!

    December 16, 2012   -LIVE Adam  hosts VH1 Divas

    Can’t wait to see him on big screen TV.

  • YankeeFan08

    I think the event he said he had “no time” for was for something this weekend.  He must be going somewhere before he heads to China.  Or maybe he’s returning home briefly.

    There are three additional dates in Japan in February:  Kanazawa, Nagoya and Osaka.

    There is also a “rumor” that he will be performing in Moscow in March.

  • loveroftalent

    Hoping for a closer up video of underneath…Adam sounds amazing, but I want a closer look at what he is wearing…