Haley Reinhart performs a Holiday Homecoming Show at Stageit on December 18 at 8:30 pm ET. Get your tickets at this link.
Beats commercial with Phillip Phillips-Gone Gone Gone
Check out this Beats headphones commercial featuring Phillip Phillip’s “Gone Gone Gone”. Doesn’t that look like Jessica Sanchez at the very beginning?
Phillip Phillips on Nicki Minaj’s “American Idol”
From FUSE. Phillip plans to begin touring in February.
Scotty McCreery donated $5,000 from ticket sales to World Vision’s Hurricane Sandy Relief during his show at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on November 23. After seeing the devastation that struck areas in and surrounding New York City, McCreery made the decision to turn the tour date into a benefit concert, and partnered with World Vision. McCreery also invited his friend and American Idol fan favorite Pia Toscano to join him for the performance.
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Adam Lambert’s New Tattoo
Adam Lambert tweeted a photo of his new tattoo and explained its significance via twitter, “It represents my Astrological Birth Chart, along with Pagan, Buddhist, and Greco- Roman Archetypes related to balance and the life cycle. My chart is AQUARIUS Sun, Libra Rising, Aries Moon. All three are represented.
Skylar Laine – Holy macanoli! That’s how I would describe watching Skylar Laine, 18, perform on “American Idol.” Her mother, Mary Harden, says that growing up Skylar reminded her of the spirited television character Punky Brewster. At age 5, when she first performed at the Mississippi State Fair (she placed second out of seven), people noticed her stage presence. #”She just gave it her all … full of fire … always a ball of energy. Just what you see on stage is what she was and what she always has been,” Harden said. #Growing up in Brandon, Laine performed with the Mississippi Showstoppers as a child and attended a summer performance program on scholarship at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. – Read more at JacksonFreePress
Behind the Scenes of The Music Video “Catch My Breath”
Fierce Five Members McKayla Maroney, Gabrielle Douglas Would “Definitely” Do Dancing With the Stars – There are plenty of things McKayla Maroney is not impressed with. Something that she is a fan of, however? Dancing With the Stars — plus a fellow former Team USA member, Shawn Johnson. Maroney and her Fierce Five teammates Gabrielle Douglas and Kyla Ross, all 16, talked to Us Weekly backstage at Dancing With the Stars Monday, Nov. 26, after taking part in DWTS finalist Johnson’s supersized, freestyle routine. – Read more at US Magazine
‘Dancing With the Stars’ All-Star Season 15 Finale: Donald Driver on 3 Finalists’ Performances
The Voice’s Bryan Keith on Channeling Amy Winehouse, Dueting With De’Borah and More – His dad may be a Grammy-winning Latin artist, but Bryan Keith was determined to forge his own path in the music business. “For the last few years, I’ve been busting my ass working at a deli and playing at bars and clubs in Manhattan and the Bronx for lame pay,” he explains. When Bryan decided to go the reality competition route, he says he gravitated to The Voice because there’s a “realness” that comes from the show’s coaches needing to make all their initial decisions on vocals alone. TVLine caught up with Bryan to dish how he felt about falling short of the Season 3 Top 8, why his Amy Winehouse cover was his favorite moment on the show, and who among his ousted Voice comrades he’s hoping to snag for a duet. – Read more at TV Line
The Voice’s Adriana Louise Talks Katy Perry Tunes, Audience Clapbots, Xtina’s ‘Diva’ Status – Less than a year ago, Adriana Louise was working a waitressing job in New York City and singing into a mirror, unsure of whether she had enough talent to try to pursue a music career. “A lot of my friends are in the business, taking the Broadway path,” explains the 22-year-old vocalist. “And I was struggling with confidence issues, letting time go by.” A fateful invitation from a pal to accompany her to an open-call audition for Season 3 of The Voice, however, altered the course of Adriana’s future. After a four-chair turnaround for her rock-solid Blind Audition, Adriana made it all the way to a Top 12 finish. TVLine caught up with Adriana to dish the songs she covered over the course of the season, the hidden talents she never got to share with the Voice audience, and whether or not her mentor Christina Aguilera deserves her diva rep. – Read more at TV Line
Smash is Coming Back. Will It Learn From Nashville’s Success? – But what we got instead was catfights between two rising young actresses competing for the same part, lots of telling rather than showing about Julia and her writing partner Tom’s creative process, the world’s most annoying teenager, and only the glorious spectacle of Anjelica Huston tossing martinis to compensate. The just-released trailer for the new season of Smash, which returns in February with a new showrunner and absent a number of its original stars, sadly seems prepared to retread the same old dynamics, with the addition of Jennifer Hudson: In the meantime, Glee has recovered a step in its fourth season, and Nashville, ABC’s musical drama about country singers, has completely swiped the sophisticated musical-for-adults title Smash had hoped to claim. Here’s what Smash should learn from those shows: – Read more at Slate
Kimberly Williams-Paisley Getting Promoted To Regular On ABC’s ‘Nashville’ – EXCLUSIVE: Kimberly Williams-Paisley is poised to make her guest-starring stint on ABC’s new drama Nashville permanent. The According To Jim alumna in August signed on for a multi-episode arc on the soap set against the backdrop of the Nashville music scene. She ended up appearing in six of the original 13 episodes of the freshman drama, which was recently given a full-season pickup. Now she is set to appear in at least three episodes of Nashville‘s back nine with an option to become a series regular in Season 2 if the show is renewed. On the Lionsgate/ABC Studios series, Williams-Paisley plays Peggy Samper, an old flame and former co-worker of Rayna’s husband Teddy Conrad (Eric Close). – Read more at Deadline.com
Michelle Branch Defends The Roxy After Adam Levine’s ‘Voice’ Tirade – “I’m sure it wasn’t the Roxy’s fault,” says Branch. “Most likely my band was given one room and I was given the other per my contract” — though she seemed somewhat perplexed as to how the club still is “paying for it.” In an interesting twist, Branch tells THR that she knows the singer — Cassadee Pope — who sang her 2003 hit “Are You Happy Now” on Monday’s episode, sparking Levine’s trip down memory lane. “I love Cassadee, and she was sort of brought to my attention via Twitter long before The Voice,” says Branch. “I knew she was a fan, and we talked about writing together.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter
Haley Reinhart dropped by Interscope: What all reality competitions can learn from this tragedy* – Yet when Interscope released Reinhart’s debut single, “Free,” I was a bit taken aback. The song, while pretty, was a standard adult contemporary ballad. Sure, the AC format has been kind to the Idols of yesteryear (Daughtry and Kelly Clarkson in particular), but Haley Reinhart didn’t quite fit there. Where were the horns? Where was the sass? Months after “Free” failed to take off, a lyric video surfaced for a second potential single, “Undone” (the song never got a full push), another pretty but edgeless effort. Interscope, which took the Idol reins from RCA starting in season 10, has taken a different approach with Phillip Phillips, who was crowned Idol‘s latest victor this past May. Rather than try to shoehorn the gravelly-voiced Georgia strummer onto AC-radio with a schmaltzy coronation song, the label made the bold decision to pursue a sound that fit Phillips’ established style and one that was fresh and current. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly