Idol Headlines for 11/8/12 – The Evening Edition

Jessica Sanchez, Darren Criss, Kevin McHale and more are set for Trevor Live on Sunday December 2 at the Hollywood Palladium. More information HERE.

Christmas Radio Program Hosted By Scotty McCreery Available To Stations – MERCURY NASHVILLE artist SCOTTY MCCREERY will host a special three-hour holiday radio program available to air anytime between FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd through TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25th of this year. SCOTTY will be joined by other Country artists including GEORGE STRAIT, LADY ANTEBELLUM, LUKE BRYAN, KEITH URBAN, JOSH TURNER, SUGARLAND, LITTLE BIG TOWN, ALAN JACKSON, and several others, sharing their favorite CHRISTMAS songs and holiday memories. MCCREERY recently released his own CHRISTMAS album titled “CHRISTMAS WITH SCOTTY MCCREERY,” and is set to host a holiday special on GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY (GAC) on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1st – Read more at All Access

Phil Stacey Touring In Japan – One of the Top 5 finalists on season 6 of American Idol, Phil Stacey, is currently in Japan. Stacey will tour Japan for the next couple of weeks. During the tour, Stacey will visit four cities: Yokota, Iwakuni, Sasebo, and Okinawa. Phil Stacey, “I covet your prayers over the next couple of weeks. I believe God is going to do some awesome stuff here in Japan.” – Read more at Christian Post

We’ve got your first look at Kelly’s new video for “Catch My Breath” – stay tuned for the premiere soon!


One Direction Stud Strips Down for Tat Session – As if One Direction singer and teenage-heart exploder Harry Styles needs another excuse to take his shirt off — but he did it anyway last night … to pump his skin with ink. 18-year-old Styles — who already has several tats — stripped down at Shamrock Tattoo in West Hollywood for the new ink job … while a crowd of girls ogled him from outside. According to reports, Harry’s tat session consisted of sparrows and a couple of stars. The British boy band is currently in L.A. for a special performance on “X Factor” tonight. – Read more at TMZ

Nicki And Mariah ‘American Idol’ Feud Is ‘Fun TV,’ Kelly Clarkson Says – “I heard they had some argument,” Clarkson recently told MTV News. “Well, that will all make for fun TV, let’s be honest!” In the 10 years since Clarkson won “Idol,” she has returned several times to perform. And even though it’s exciting for her to go back to where it all began, the 30-year-old singer — who is gearing up to release her Greatest Hits – Chapter 1 album November 19 — admits that sometimes it makes her feel a bit old. “It is really weird, though, because I’ll be on a show and then people will be like, ‘I voted for you when I was like 8!’ ” Clarkson said. “And I’m like, ‘Oh, when you were 8? I’m so old!’ ” – Read more at MTV

Kelly Clarkson: “30 Is Really Young to Put Out a Greatest Hits Album” – Kelly Clarkson turned 30 earlier this year, and she agrees that that’s a little young to be releasing a “Greatest Hits” album. During a recent chat with Fuse about her upcoming compilation Greatest Hits – Chapter One, Kelly explained that she “called it ‘Chapter One’ because I wanted people to know there’s more to come.” Whew. There better be. The album features all of Kelly’s previous singles, plus two new tracks: “Don’t Rush,” featuring Vince Gill, and “Catch My Breath,” which she wrote specifically for the comp. “It feels like an anthem for a CD of anthems,” she said. – See the Video at FUSE

Carrie Underwood Brings CMT Insider Backstage – “I’m really proud of this album, and I feel like everybody involved went above and beyond anything that we’d ever done before, so I’m very proud that we all stretched ourselves artistically and really had fun with it,” Underwood said. “I sing songs that I love, first and foremost, and sing songs that I would want to turn up on the radio if they came on. So that’s what we go for and then see where that takes us.” In this exclusive interview, Underwood chats about her hometown crowd, her favorite parts of the show and her wild, windswept hair. – Read more at CMT

Heejun Gets Serious – Glozell Presents “The Road Show” Ep.12 – Live Tour 2012

Jennifer Hudson: I’m Done Losing Weight! – Hudson — who has a son with her fiance, Harvard Law graduate and WWE wrestler David Otunga — admits that she sometimes forgets that she’s no longer a size 16. “I’m getting used to my new self more than anything else,” the Academy Award winner explains. “I got used to being plus-sized and knowing how to be that, whereas this is like, ‘Okay, who am I?’ I keep thinking that I probably need an extra-large or a large and the stylist is like, ‘No, you need a medium or a small.'” – Read more at US Magazine

Britney Spears – Fantasy Twist (Official TV Commercial)

Britney’s new perfume commercial

Dancing With the Stars’ Cheryl Burke: “I Have Met With Producers of The Bachelorette” – “I have met with the producers of The Bachelorette and I also have met with ABC producers and development executives, just to develop other shows,” Cheryl told me over the phone from Dallas, where she is rehearsing for DWTS. “I realize that Dancing won’t be on air forever. I’m taking this opportunity now to develop shows. I met with different high-powered producers, companies and networks about possibly doing new shows, and The Bachelorette happened to be one of them.” Cheryl points out that “nothing is confirmed” regarding any new project, but adds, “If I don’t do The Bachelorette, I’m sure I’ll be doing something else very soon.” – Read more at EOnline

‘Glee’s’ Becca Tobin Previews Kitty’s New Direction, ‘Grease’ and Quinn’s Homecoming – The Hollywood Reporter: Looks like Kitty’s enlisting in New Directions! What brings her into the mix? Becca Tobin: She is! She gets involved with the school musical and figures out her passion for singing and dancing and it’s a no-brainer for her to try and get in with the glee club. She likes to keep her eyes on Jake and Marley and she likes to have control at school and sees a lot of action is happening in the glee club and wants to keep an eye on things. – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

RYAN SEACREST TO NARRATE PIONEERS OF TELEVISION SEASON THREE, PREMIERING JANUARY 15 ON PBS – Los Angeles, Ca; NOVEMBER 8, 2012 – Emmy Award-winning radio personality, television host and producer Ryan Seacrest has signed on to narrate the third season of Pioneers of Television, PBS’ Emmy-nominated series that brings to life the stories of television’s most beloved stars. PIONEERS OF TELEVISION returns to PBS on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 8:00 p.m. ET and runs through February 5. The new season’s four episodes are “Funny Ladies” (January 15), “Primetime Soaps” (January 22), “Superheroes” (January 29), and “Miniseries” (February 5). – Read more at TV By The Numbers

NBC Serves up Tasty Holiday Fare With New Christmas Music/Variety Specials from Blake Shelton and Michael Buble as Well as ‘Christmas in the White House’ – The popular Buble returns a second time to NBC as to host his own Christmas music special in “Michael Buble: Home for the Holidays” while Shelton (NBC’s “The Voice”) will host his first holiday-themed special in “Blake Shelton’s Not-So-Family Christmas.” The Buble holiday special will have an encore broadcast on Friday, December 21 (8-9 p.m. ET) while the Shelton special also will have an encore airing on Friday, December 14 (9-10 p.m. ET). “Christmas in the White House” will have an encore telecast on Friday, December 21 (9-10 p.m. ET). – Read more at TVBytheNumbers

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  • Lexie O’Neill

    I’m so excited about the radio show Scotty’s hosting…in my mind, many if not most/all country stations would pick it up because of the big names on there even if they don’t love Scotty…what do the experts on here think?  Thanks…

  • DB987

    I am not an expert but it sounds like a good possibility that many stations would pick it up especially as it approaches Christmas and DJ’s are off. 

  • tripp_ncwy

    Joe Mantegna @JoeMantegna
    On Nov. 11 @PBS and American Idol’s @KrisAllen honor our heroes on the National Salute to Veterans #SaluteVetsPBS

  • MellyPer1692

    Is that Veterans show new?

  • Ratna12

    I think it was a replay of last year (?)

  • lufausljc

    I didn’t know where to post this, but I guess I’ll post here. Phillip’s album was added on Amazon, the digital album I mean, and there are snippets of the songs that are quite different than the ones found on iTunes. I think the Amazon snippets gave me a clearer view on how good the album will be.

  • Elizabeth

    Yahoo posted back in Oct that it is a replay of what was considered some of the “best of the best” performances of past Memorial Day concerts.  Kris and KAB were on the year before last and performed God Bless the USA.  

  • wordnerdarchie

    Thanks lufausljc for the heads-up for P2’s digital album up on Amazon.  While listening to the clip of WWCF it struck me that its melody reminded me of another song, but I can’t  quite put my finger on it.  It’s the melody at the point of the line “climb the mountain, swim the shore….”.   I hate it when that happens – when you can’t quite pull it out of the edges of your mind, lol.  I can hear the melody & the voice, but can’t pull out the name of the other artist.  Maybe someone else will come up with it.

  • Anny_nanny
    Phillip Phillips ‘The World From The Side Of The Moon’ Deluxe – Preview Sample
    with Hazel, Wicked Game & Home (Live)

  • Miz

    It’s new, but they are using ‘best of’ performances for the entertainment part of it.

  • Miz

    Haven’t listened to the clips, but just those words ‘climb the mountain, swim the shore’ sound like they’re right out of the Kara D. songbook (No Boundaries)

  • Miz

    That interview with HeeJun was very interesting. The kid gets the reality of these reality singing shows.

  • CanadianLady

    I think he went in without a lot of stars in his eyes, and is trying to use it to forge a career as opposed to expecting everything to fall at his feet.

    At the same time, judging from some of his recent tweets, he’s had people make promises who didn’t keep them. Which I’m sure happens all the time. But it sounds as though he is signing a contract in Korea. Hope it works out for him.

    His brother Aiden posted a video on his (Aiden’s) facebook page of Heejun singing all of “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You” at a Kim Kyung Ho concert. Reminded me of why Heejun was and still is my favourite from 2011. Oh, and he wrote at least 3 songs while he was in LA recently! I totally want a CD of all Heejun music!

    Found youtube link for Heejun singing.

  • Lexie O’Neill

    Another big announcement for Scotty:))))))))))) 

    I love how they’re putting him as a Headliner in their headlines–and it’s his first Canadian date since the Idol tour!!

  • tripp_ncwy

    The show is new but they will be showing some of their best-of performances from the past Memorial Day & 4th of July specials interwoven with new footage from the hosts Joe & Gary Sinese. Included are Kris, Pia & Javier.

  • CanadianLady

    Technically, he’s really opening for Kenny, but they seem to have negotiated a separate press announcement to make him stand out and get the publicity. Smart.

    ETA: wrong part of Canada! :)

  • Lucie Laniel

    Love that Scotty is ahead of Kenny. Great spot.

    Yes, wrong part of Canada for me too, but it’s getting closer. Hope Scotty will come more East in 2013.

  • durbesque

    The two songs are so different, I don’t think I ever would have picked up the similarity in the “mountain” spot.  You have a sharp melodic ear. 

    Keane has something to say melodically…he has the language in him (assuming he does the writing, idk).  Hearing the longer samples of PP, I’m afraid he doesn’t “speak” melody.  He speaks words, and they generally fall on notes that do not form a musical statement of their own.  WWCF is one of the more coherent songs, and that may come from Phillip or the co-writers or a combination.  I’m convinced that it’s the right first single.