Idol Headlines for 11/8/12

Carrie Underwood appears on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon tonight. 12:30/11:30cET on NBC

Heejun Han tweets, “Final finish touch on my contract…:) cant wait to tell yall whts about to happen!:)”

Bo Bice performs at Heider Center in W. Salem, WI.
Taylor Hicks performs at The Indigo at Bally’s Las Vegas.
Casey James performs at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, IA.
Scotty McCreery performs at Town Toyota Center in Wenatchee, WA.
Phillip Phillips appears on Good Day LA.
Vonzell Solomon performs at the Opera House at Seongnam Arts Center  Via AmericanIdol

Jennifer Hudson will Perform at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert – Jennifer Hudson is set to perform at the Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo, Norway on December 11. More information HERE.

Jessica Sanchez – BAFTA Brittania Awards – BBC America

Jessica Sanchez performed “I Will Always Love You” at the BAFTA Brittania Awards, presented by BBC America. The event will air on the cable channel this weekend.

Carly Rae Jepsen, The Wanted To Perform At Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade
– Stuff your turkeys and break out the cranberry sauce — the holidays are nearly upon us! And, this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be populated by some of Justin Bieber’s closest pals. Carly Rae Jepsen, Cody Simpson and The Wanted are among the acts set to appear during the 86th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, November 22, MTV News can exclusively confirm. – Read more at MTV

‘The X Factor’: Diamond White talks surprise return post-elimination – After the performance show, White told us she only discovered the good news two days ago. She was filming what she thought was a “wrap interview” with “X Factor” crew and received a cell phone call from Spears. White said she never expected it: “Everyone on the crew did a really good job hiding it, they were all so serious!” There wasn’t much time to pick a song, so they went with Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing” — which White had performed during the boot camp and happened to fit the week’s theme of songs from the silver screen. “It’s a song people seem to know me for,” White says. “I think I did it even better tonight!” – Read more at Zap2it

American Idol alum raises nearly $20K for East Tenn. charities – An American Idol alum has helped raise nearly $20,000 for a pair of in-need groups right here in East Tennessee. Scotty McCreery made a stop at the Valerium back in October. His show was part of the first-ever Q93 Mike Hammond Concert for Charity. Rodney Atkins and the Lost Trailers also performed. On Wednesday, the tally from that concert has come in. Nearly $20,000 was raised. The money will benefit Bethany Christian Services of Knoxville and the Helen Ross McNabb Center. – Read more at WBIR

EXCLUSIVE: Kristy Lee Cook debuts emotional new song ‘Airborne Ranger Infantry” – For Kristy Lee Cook’s latest song “Airborne Ranger Infantry” she teamed up with a special man in her life — her dad. The former “American Idol” contestant’s new tune was inspired by four poems her father, Larry Cook, wrote about his experiences in the Vietnam War. “I read them over and over again, and I always wanted to turn them into a song,” she told FOX 411. “It just took a few years to find the right partners to write the song with.” – Read more at FOX News

‘X Factor’: 10 Things You Didn’t See on Wednesday’s Broadcast – 1. Simon Cowell: Mr. Popularity? Think the sharp-tongued Brit earns all those screams on his own merit? Think again. During the show’s warm-up session, in which an overly enthused host amps the audience up for the show, fans were specifically instructed to save their loudest cheers for Cowell and to cheer for him often. (To show him how America does it, he explained.) – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Mary Murphy Big Loser in Coke-Fueled Sexaholic Lawsuit – “So You Think You Can Dance” judge Mary Murphy just took a COSTLY trouncing in court at the hands of her ex-manager — the one who called her a “cocaine-fueled nymphomaniac” … TMZ has learned. We broke the story … Murphy was at WAR with her former manager Michael Sanchez … who claimed he not only helped Murphy get the SYTYCD gig, but worked like a dog trying to protect her image … while she got coked up and banged a SYTYCD producer. Sanchez says Mary fired him and then stiffed him on commissions … and he demanded more than $1 mil in damages. – Read more at

‘X Factor’: Paige Thomas’ 3-Year-Old Daughter Scouted by L.A. Modeling Agency – Thomas tells THR that Jade was out walking with her grandmother near the CBS lot, where The X Factor is filmed, when “someone from an agency saw her and picked her up.” No word yet on an official gig, or which agency may have snapped up the adorable tyke, but Thomas says that they are keeping their options open. “We’re kind of seeing what we have out there,” she says. “But it’s something that she really likes to do. It’s not something that I want her to do, it’s something that she’s really excited to do. She loves cameras, she loves performing, she loves singing and dancing.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

X Factor Backstage Scoop: Diamond White Dishes on Britney, Lyric Da Queen Explains Eye Patches – 3. Lyric 145 took the prize for most unexpected song choice of the night with a hip-hop version of “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.” What inspired them to go with that song? “We gotta give credit to Simon,” MC Lyric Da Queen said of the trio’s mentor. “He was like, ‘Put yourself in the mindframe of what Jay-Z did with Annie and ‘Hard- Knock Life,’ and we all looked at each other like whoa.” Da Queen also gave us the (surprisingly serious) scoop on her trademark eye patches. “I totally lost my vision for two years, and I ended up getting a cornea transplant,” she said. “After that happened, I ended up going to emergency surgery literally three days before my first audition in Greensboro. I was supposed to be in the hospital for two weeks but I discharged myself and I actually auditioned with plastic and tape over my eye and IV marks in my arms. It was serious. One eye’s brown and one eye’s black because I don’t have an iris so now I just wear [the eye patches] with pride. Like I just bejewel them all and make the best out of a bad situation.” – Read more at E Online

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  • J SanchezFan Kaylo™

    Cant wait to see Jessica’s performance! She tweeted about having another event in the coming week! I’m assuming this might be her album announcement, but you never know!

  • Chris

    Happy Birthday to Lauren… she missed voting by two days :-)  Guess there’s always 2016.

    Lauren Alaina ?@Lauren_Alaina
    “Kinda hard to believe I’m 18. Wow.”

  • mmb

    speculation was correct…Adam will be hosting Vh1Divas this year (and performing)…Jordin is performing as well…along with Ciara, Demi Lovato, MileyCyrus, Kelly Rowland…they will be doing tributes to Whitney Houston and Donna Summer

  • hellomusicgirl

    A preview is out for David Archuleta’s new music video:

    This is the next single off of David’s album “Forevermore” that was released in the Philippines earlier this year and is being used as the leader song for the soon to be released extended edition of that album.

  • DB987

    In honor of her 18th birthday she went out at midnight to buy a lottery ticket.
    Wild party in nashville I guess.LOL

  • DB987

    The final performance list for the ACA’s has been announced and Lauren Casey J. and Scotty are all performing congrats to them.

  • Lana Bryne

    lookin forward to watch Jessica Sancchez sing in LA Bafta Brittania on BBC America on cablethis coming Sunday 7:30 EST:) <3 this incredible talent!

  • raya

    Unless you are talking about a different tweet, I saw her mention something about being in La Jolla on the 17th.  Since it was more in her hometown area, I kind of assumed it was likely a Christmas Tree Lighting or something along those lines.  It’s about the time of year those things start.

  • El oh El

    Anyone curious how songwriting camp works may be interested in this article.

    ole 6th Annual pop+urban songcamp: EDM Edition, Produces 22 Great Copyrights

    Quote ” those in attendance focused on writing for a number of artists’ recording projects including those of Jason Derulo, Lea Michele, Katherine McPhee, Cher, Amber Riley, Victoria Justice and all of the contestants from American Idol.”

  • dd999

    Kristy Lee Cook’s “Airborne Ranger Infantry” song has a lot of emotion in it,  and the video is well done, her Dad knew well what it was like! Many will have a reason to shed a tear, when they hear this! A beautiful tribute to those who bravely serve!

  • curly_yenta

    On November 5, 2012, Top Chef 10 contestant Chef Carla Pellegrino, former ABC’s The Bachelor’s Ben Flajnik, singer Taylor Hicks, Chef Alessandra Madeira, playmate Claire Sinclair and Mike Benziger attended the wine pairing dinner benefiting Henderson Boys and Girls Club at Bratalian Restaurant on November 5, 2012 in Henderson. A few really gorgeous pics at the website here:

  • durbesque

    Waiting for Heejun’s announcement.  I’m smiling already.

  • ptebwwong

    Blake Shelton & Scotty McCreery will be headlining the 2013 Strawberry Festival.

    Other performers at the festival will be Brantley Gilbert, Martina McBride, Trace Adkins, Justin Moore, Neal McCoy, Bobby Vinton, Chubby Checker, Casting Crowns, & Foreigner.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “Jessica Sanchez performed “I Will Always Love You” at the BAFTA
    Brittania Awards, presented by BBC America. The event will air on the
    cable channel this weekend.”

    I know that Jessica can sing the snot out of any Whitney song, but I’d like to see her get more opportunities to sing songs that are more representative of the kind of songs she will record as a solo artist.

  • Danny Latham

    I don’t know if this was posted here yet, but here is Scotty’s Bojangles ad!!

    This holds tea!!

  • Miz

    From ExtraTV:

    Brooke Burke posted a vid message to her fans, letting them know she has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer: 

    Best wishes and prayers for Brooke as she goes through this. 

  • ali_359921

    Perhaps, It’s not up to her to choose which song she will sing at the event. She also can’t miss this opportunity …

  • Lexie O’Neill
  • Lucie Laniel

    Yea!!!! Scotty is performing. Will certainly watch now.

  • windmills

    DB987: The final performance list for the ACA’s has been announced and Lauren Casey J. and Scotty are all performing congrats to

    I hate to be a party pooper but, I think that blog confused the original list of performers + presenters as a list of performers only. Notice how the names mentioned match up exactly to the list that was announced on 10/25 which listed Scotty, CaseyJ, and Lauren as presenters (here). Also notice there wasn’t a new PR released today with an updated list of performers – that blog is the only one saying they’ll be performing. 

    I would be thrilled if Lauren, CaseyJ, and Scotty could convert their presenter slots into performers slots though. Make it happen FOX! 

    Happy 18th Birthday to Lauren :)

  • blackberryharvest

    That’s hilarious!

    I’m impressed with the new gigs Scotty’s new manager has been getting him.

  • DB987

    Ah I see what you mean I did notice the list was the same but didn’t really take in that it was a blog site not the ASA’s themselves.  Thought it was a little strange no twitter chatter about it.  I must need more coffee I was too easily fooled. Sorry everyone.

    Glad your back Windmills LOL.

  • journey1

    Thanks, Hellomusicgirl, for the video clip of David A. singing Rainbow.  Looks like we are going to see another side of David.  He sure is an artist who can wear many hats.  I always laugh when people put him in a particular category and say that is all he can do.  He can pretty much do it all.

  • DB987

    To be clear it is a long festival like 7-10 days so I think many of the other artist listed are also going to headline a night.  Blake will close out the festival. They usually have 2-3 acts per day.

  • lovesickheroine

     Jessica Sanchez will be at Trevor live project on Dec 2. Katy Perry, Darren Criss and Kevin McHale will also be attending.

  • raya

    Jessica talks about Glee, her album, and fellow Idol alums.  Sounds like her album won’t be out until March/April with single in January.  So I guess no new music for quite awhile.

  • ptebwwong

    I know it’s a long festival. However, the final 2 days should be the festival’s 2 biggest headliners. The final 2 performers of the festival are Scotty & Blake will close the festival.

  • Lexie O’Neill

    On the Bojangles’ site, they have both tv commercials and the radio ads… :))

  • Fan Dja

    Nice shout out and post.Ryan Seacrest Gossip ?@seacrestupdateDavid Archuleta Gives Fans A Sneak Peek At New Music Video Rainbow 2.0  via @OnAirWithRyanOn Air/Ryan Seacrest ?@OnAirWithRyan
    .@DavidArchie gives fans a sneak peek at new music video ‘Rainbow 2.0’! Who missed the @AmericanIdol alum? 
    Who needs a pot of gold when you have David Archuleta? The “American Idol“ has released a preview of his next music video for “Rainbow“.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Yes, I’m sure that you are correct and I agree that it’s a good opportunity, but I still would like her to have opportunities to sing her own music. I hope that as the release of her CD approaches, that will happen more frequently.

  • Fan Dja

    Yes, David A pretty much can do it all.  He continues to sing as part of his mission and not only hymns.  This means he is keeping his voice in shape which makes his fans very very happy.

    I’m really looking forward to the entire Rainbow 2.0 MV.

  • windmills

    From Jimmy Fallon’s Twitter

    Tonight: I go head-to-head in Water War with Robert Pattinson +@CarrieUnderwood reveals some old footage of a band we used to be in. #fun

    This should be pretty funny, I usually love Jimmy Fallon’s musical bits. Carrie’s also performing Blown Away.

  • girlygirltoo

    Bunch of new shows just popped up on Kris’ tour schedule for February & April:


  • Lucie Laniel

    Yes. Very important here is that they have already announced Scotty to headline. Doing great Scotty. 

  • DB987

    I would disagree that Scotty is a bigger name or draw then Atkins,Moore, McBride, Counting Crows and Brantley Gilbert. The order in festivals is somewhat random based on schedules except for the opener and closer which has higher value. Just what I’ve seen over the years but if you think Scotty is the second biggest name in that group that’s your opinion.

  • KelseyW

    Really, really hope some western PA shows start to pop up in the near future.

    I haven’t seen Kris live since his 2010 solo show in State College, and I’d love to see him again in my home state ASAP. Hopefully the next show will take place closer to where I live though.

  • durbesque

    I was at the show in State College.  The small theater was nearly sold out (20 seats unsold), and Kris was a lot hotter then than he is now.  I don’t expect to see him around here in the forseeable future.

  • Happyhexer

     Thanks for the info.  I see Kris will be in Portland, OR two weeks before the SH Cruise.  Hmmph.  Not familiar with the venue, though.  Will have to look it up.

  • girlygirltoo

    He has a show in Philadelphia in January. I know that’s Eastern PA, not Western PA, but is that an option for you?

  • KelseyW

    I wish it was, but I’m afraid that it’s too far for me to travel to. Hopefully he has more than one show planned for around here.