Idol Headlines for 11/20/12

Phillip Phillips is in New York City promoting his new album, The World from The Side of the Moon. He’ll perform on The View and The Late Show with David Letterman. Plus, he’s got a performance set at The Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square.

Phillip Phillips talks ‘Side of the Moon’ in Anthem – Talking before the set, Phillips, who wrote or co-wrote all but two of the tracks on “The World From the Side of the Moon,” said, “If I’d have just been handed some songs, I probably wouldn’t have had an album. I like to have an input on songs and (the record label) really respected that.” The 22-year-old Georgia native said the record picks up where “Home” left off and incorporates elements of blues and rock. “We’re getting more of the musicians back in the limelight like it was in the ’70s and ’90s,” Phillips said. “That’s such a good thing. I love listening to that.” – Read more at AZ Central

Reality Check: Awful Eliminations, Questionable Front-Runners Tarnish The X Factor, The Voice

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Nicki Minaj Talks About The Hardest Part Of ‘American Idol’ – “They’re very long days,” she said. “I’m not really used to having to show up somewhere at a specific time.” Nicki also explains what it is like having others depend on her. “I kind have been my own boss for a few years, so this is like adding discipline back in my life. This is adding that strict regime of having to do something. Everybody’s affected by what I do,“ the YMCMB rapper added. – Read more at MTV

Nicki Minaj Makes Nice With Mariah Carey – “You know what, she’s an icon. I respect her. I’ve always respected her,” Nicki, who took home two awards – Rap/hip-hop artist and Rap/hip-hop album – on Sunday night, told Shaun. “But you know, we’re human and things happen,” the artist, who sported a vibrant electric yellow Monique Lhuillier gown (the same dress “Modern Family’s” Julie Bowen recently wore to the Emmy Awards), continued. “This will be the most unpredictable panel on our live shows we’ve ever had,” Ryan told Shaun. – Read more at Access Hollywood

Does Nicki Regret How She Acted Towards Contestants? – “I’m scared! Maybe I should have been so… I’m just thinking… it’s hard for me to not say how I really feel. I’m having a hard time [with how honest I am sometimes]. Everyone else is so nice. I was just thinking back about some things, and thinking ‘I wonder if that was not nice.’” She continues “As an artist, I’ve always grown more from the tougher criticism, I would like to be that person and to try to give people that thick skin and really give it their all. It is a competition.” – Listen to the Interview at Ryan

American Idol’s Elliott Yamin to Perform at Boston Common Tree Lighting – Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Deputy Premier of Nova Scotia the Honourable Frank Corbett are pleased to announce Boston’s 71st Annual Official Tree Lighting on Boston Common on Thursday, November 29, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The celebration is hosted by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, title sponsor the Province of Nova Scotia, presenting sponsors the Boston Pops, Distrigas/GDF SUEZ, and jetBlue, and media sponsors WCVB-TV Channel 5, MAGIC 106.7 FM,, and the Boston Herald. – Read more at CityofBoston

Adam Lambert Meets a Tiny Tot Fangirl – Showing some love to his South African fans, Adam Lambert made a young girl’s day at a press conference in Johannesburg on Saturday (November 17). The American Idol finalist was the recipient of ecstatic 6-year-old Erin Korcz’s affection. The youngster, who followed Lambert’s run on the hit talent show, gave him a big hug at his appearance at a radio station. – See the photos at

For Carrie Underwood, there’s no place like home – “There’s more people in the audience that I know, and there’s a certain level of ownership that I have and that the crowd has because I’m the hometown girl,” Underwood said in a phone interview earlier this autumn. The day before Thanksgiving, the Checotah native will bring her latest stage spectacle to Tulsa’s BOK Center. “The Blown Away Tour” is supporting her new album of the same name, which already boasts two chart-topping hits, a dramatic third single climbing the charts and the sentimental ode “Thank God for Hometowns.” – Read more at News OK

Carrie Underwood on Representing Country, Thanksgiving,

Get to know Kris Allen – Last Friday, we revealed that this year’s True Spirit of Christmas tour would be hosted by American Idol winner Kris Allen. As Kris and the World Vision team get ready for the journey to Kenya, we had a chance to ask Kris some questions. Read on to learn more about Kris — and be sure to follow the tour, starting November 25, to hear stories of how the lives of children, families, and communities in need are being transformed by gifts donated through the World Vision Gift Catalog! – Read more at World Vision

Shangela & Chris Colfer Are Gonna Kiki On ‘Glee’ – Glee is getting a little touch of RuPaul’s Drag Race in two weeks when the one and only Shangela Laquifa Wadley stops by McKinley High. Halleloo. Actually, we aren’t sure what Shangela’s role will be on the show, but judging by the photo she posted on her blog it is looking like she filmed with the one and only Chris Colfer. Maybe Kurt stops by XL for a show! – Read more at NewNowNext

Out of the classroom and into the city: Lea Michele and Chris Colfer bundle up in extravagant style for NYC Glee scenes – Lea Michele and Chris Colfer were so Gleeful to be shooting in the Big Apple. Glee stars Lea Michele, 26, and Chris Colfer, 22, got to get out of the Los Angeles studio and fly to New York City to film exterior shots for season four of their hit show. Now that their characters have graduated high school, they are leading new exciting lives in New York City. Lea, a New York native, was the luckiest – she had two wardrobe changes so she could shoot two separate scenes, one with Chris, the other with her new love interest on the show played by Dean Geyer. See photos of Chris, Lea and Dean at Daily Mail UK

Lea Michele & Chris Colfer Jet to NYC for ‘Glee’ Filming! – Lea Michele gets out of her car and heads into LAX Airport to catch a flight to New York City on Saturday (November 17) in Los Angeles.
The day before, the 26-year-old actress’ Glee co-star Chris Colfer was spotted catching a departing flight out of LAX as well. – See the Photos at Just Jared

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  • Danny Latham

    Magnificent performance by P2 on the View!! They love him!!! 

  • durbesque

    Damn!  I just missed it.  I assume he sang ‘Home’?

  • Danny Latham

    Yes he did, and it was just him. He received a standing O. Best version I have heard. Very soulful. So great that he has embraced this song as well as we have. 

  • Nadine_Bitch

    **According to Radio Nova, Adam Lambert will be performing in Helsinki, Finland, in on March 22, 2013 at Hartwell Arena

    Trespassing is currently one of the songs played on radio stations, and has climbed to Finnish radio list number two.

  • girlygirltoo

    Another new show for Kris on his 2013 tour, this one basically a hometown gig (Little Rock)

    #CONFIRMED! On Sat Jan 26 Rev Room welcomes KRIS ALLEN for an intimate club concert. Adv tix and VIP/Meet & Greet tix on sale this Fri

  • bridgette12

    Glad to see Adam going to Finland, they have been supporters of Adam from the beginning. Also happy he’s charting on Czech radio, maybe he will get a chance to go to Prague and perform.

  • girlygirltoo

    Anyone know if Phillip is doing the standard satellite interviews with tv talk shows all over the country to promote his album this week?

  • Nadine_Bitch

    Why is my post about charting number 1 in czech republic was being edited?

  • mmb

    So looks like Adam is putting together some sort of Int’l tour for the winter and spring…5/6 shows in Japan in late Feb., then Moscow and St. Petersburg in mid March, then to Helsinki.  I would guess there will be some other dates starting to pop up in the first half of March.  Hope he brings the show back to the States at some point.

  • YankeeFan08

    Another nice gig for Adam.  They LOVE him in Finland.  
    Japan, Finland, Russia …. this “tour” is shaping up rather nicely!

  • Taylor

    Confirmed concert in Moscow:

     Batina_Daria© ?@DariaBatina:disqus @DariaBatina:disqus 
    Poster @adamlambert @crocuscityhall March 16,13. (12+)
    Tickets to be released soon!

    Rumor of concert in St. Petersberg:

    sergeevna_bro Alexandra Kreneva

  • MellyPer1692
  • Taylor

    Wow at having a concert in the Hartwell Arena!

    Hartwall Areena can miraculously transform overnight from an ice rink to an amphitheatre or to an indoor riding arena. In addition to sports events, concerts and other stage productions, this venue can also be utilised for exhibitions, conferences and private corporate functions. The arena has a seating capacity of up to 15,000 spectators.

  • usedtobelucy

    Elliott, and James Massone of The Voice season 2 (a Cee-lo guy, eliminated after singing Just the Way You Are), will perform at Boston’s tree-lighting ceremony next Thursday, the 29th. JM is a Massachusetts native, and my special snowflake E-dub is the headliner.

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  • asifclueless

    Guys … You’ve got to see this.

    Adam Lambert Takes The ‘Diva’ Test. He is so freaking adorable and funny.
    Have to see all 3 of them.

    1. Coats His Throat
    2. Shatters Glass
    3. Finds the Right Mic

    So hilarious!!!!

    Can’t wait to see VH1 Divas.

  • Nadine_Bitch


    Ah, ok. I forgot about that. Apologies.

  • Lexie O’Neill

    CWSM is reviewed by the NY Times…not entirely pleasant, but right in there with  the dislike/snark with Blake and Lady A…I prefer the reviews from the country blogs, but better to be included:))

    Wait–I’m going to focus on the positive–he got a “some of these arrangements are sweet…elegant…”

  • bridgette12

    That is so funny and great promo for the show. Loved the suit he has on, blue and black look great on him.

  • milwlovesadam

    Those Diva commercials are so funny and adorable and fantastic.
     ((( Gorgeous )))

    Message to TPTB:

    Drop the gals. Face it. Adam is better than any of yer “divas.” Just give him his own show.

    I dare ‘ya.

    Just do it.

  • marie

    It’s funny I’ve only seen Diva promo with just Adam not the “Divas”. 

  • Taylor

    I don’t really understand what all this is about, but adam is going to be at this awards show at the end of this month in Hong Kong, in some capacity:

    alidol?@glam_alidol11.30 hongkong
    – Korean Mnet Asian Music Awards/MAMA poster

    alidol?@glam_alidol 11.30 hongkong
    – Korean Mnet Asian Music Awards/MAMA .tix have been sold out. one of most
    important Korean awards

    this show will be aired in many Asian countries. very huge

  • milwlovesadam

    Shangela, Chris Colfer and Kiki ( Scissor Sisters YAY!! )  ?????

    OMG. Love it love it love it!

  • bridgette12

    I think they will probably start showing more of the Divas as it closer to the day of the show or when they add some big name Divas.

  • bridgette12

    I hope he gets to perform there, it would be a waste of his time just to show up and walk the red carpet.

  • Taylor

    From what I understand, appearances in China bring BIG money to artists. It’s not a waste of time, if you can make a large amount of money for just showing up and taking pictures. ;)
    I guess that’s the perks of being a superstar in China!

  • bridgette12

    If they are willing to fork over the big bucks, I don’t have a complaint.

  • mmb

    Eh, he is already in China through Dec. 2 for other performances and appearances.  Even if he just walks the red carpet or presents and doesn’t perform, if he is there, he might as well go. Sounds fun.

  • bridgette12

    It can’t hurt to go, it will give him the chance to meet people and network with insiders there. Plus the most important thing, we will get some more photos of him on the red carpet.

  • Jazz_11

    Thanks Melly.. I love him!!! Very funny LOL

  • Jazz_11

    Taylor, I’m confuse. It’s a Korean Mnet Asian Music Award and they do it in Hong Kong?

  • Jazz_11

    IMO it’s not a waste of his time if he gets pay $$$ for just an appearance. However, the band is with him until the China Henessy event 12/03. So I think he will perform.

  • Taylor

    Yes, at least that is what this alidol person on twitter is saying. She heads up some fan group in China that has over 21,000 members and she has been the link between fans and what is going on in China. So far, her information has been accurate.
    She also reported earlier that Adam is performing at an upcoming private event for Mercedes/BMW executives. Jessie J performed at this private event last year.

  • Miz

    So it sounds like Nicki M. will be nasty to the contestants but is going to try to play nice with Mariah now? How sweet.

  • Miz

    That’s a really nice interview with Kris for World Vision. I’ve given gifts through them (and got gifts) in the past so I’m very interested in seeing and reading about Kris being in Kenya with them. 

    It was also nice to get the full story on the car that blew up. They’re lucky none of them got injured or worse.

  • DCAIfanHelsinki

    Most Finns have a very bad music taste.

  • DCAIfanHelsinki

    Finns have not been his supporters, you can’t generalize people of any country. 

  • DCAIfanHelsinki

    Don’t generalize! Who “they”? He gets attention here because of his Finnish boyfriend.

  • Nadine_Bitch

    ”Most Finns have a very bad music taste.”

    LOL Bad taste to others is great taste to many- I can’t argue with that. We can’t all have the same taste, the world would be so boring;)

    ”Don’t generalize! Who “they”? He gets attention here because of his Finnish boyfriend.”

    Really? I thought his first concert there in 2010 got sold out in just 6 MINUTES? He still didn’t meet Sauli that time he performed. They met AFTER the concert.