Idol Headlines for 12/31/12

Happy New Years Eve!

Nearly every media outlet has a New Years Party going on tonight, including the big New Year’s Rocking Eve sjpw hosted by Ryan Seacrest and featuring Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen, Justin Bieber and more. It begins with a retrospective  at 8 pm on ABC. On NBC, Carson Daly hosts a party featuring Train and  The Voice winner, Cassadee Pope, beginning at 10 pm. And on FOX,  New Years Eve Live features X Factor winner, Tate Stevens, beginning at 10 pm.

The Voice’s Trevin Hunte on Up-Tempo Risks, Doubting Teachers, Big Dreamgirls Moments – Trevin Hunte may have specialized in big, booming ballads during Season 3 of The Voice, but don’t try to slap a label on him in his post-show career. “I just want to create feel-good music,” says the soft-spoken fourth-place finisher. “I definitely love my R&B and soul, but I want to make different types of music that connects different types of people.” – Read more at TV Line

Kellie Pickler Shares Remarkably Personal Moment With Fan At Concert – Most country-music lovers who attended the 2012 Ram Jam all-star concert event in Nashville Saturday were just there for a rockin’ good time. However, when American Idol alum Kellie Pickler took the stage, the evening took a remarkably emotional turn, showcasing a touching and personal moment between the star and her fans. Right after performing her rollicking 2008 hit “Best Days Of Your Life,” Pickler was approached by a woman in the audience who came up to the edge of the stage. Pickler knelt down and spoke quietly to her for a few minutes, then held the teary-eyed fan in a long embrace. – Read more at

Taylor Hicks Talks About His Plans for 2013

Prepping for New Years Eve!

Ryan Secrest preps for New Years Rocking Eve

Britney Spears ‘Focused’ on New Album – Britney Spears doesn’t want to talk about her possible exit from “The X Factor,” instead she’s shifting attention to her upcoming eighth studio album. While answering fan questions on Twitter today (Dec. 30), the pop superstar revealed she’s ” working hard” on her next album and “really focused on my music right now” and that she is “collaborating with some new inspiring producers.” – Read more at

Dancing With the Stars Judge Len Goodman Marries Longtime Girlfriend in Secret Wedding – Dancing With the Stars judge Len Goodman and his longtime girlfriend, Sue Barrett, tied the knot in a quiet ceremony on Sunday in central London, according to several British media outlets. The couple has been together for more than 10 years. “I’ve had a marvellous day, and now my gorgeous Sue is the new Mrs. Goodman,” the 68-year-old newlywed told the Daily Mail. “I wanted it to be a low-key affair, so we didn’t tell anyone except my 96-year-old mum as I didn’t want her having a heart attack with the surprise.” – Read more at EOnline

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  • Sara M

    That ABC lineup really kicks NBC and FOX’s ass. 

  • tripp_ncwy
  • fuzzywuzzy

    MJ: What does “sjpw” mean?

  • justmefornow

    With all the negativity on these threads today, here’s something that makes you smile….

    Heidi Durbin ?@MrsHeidiDurbin
    1 year later still married–almost 5 years together in May! Cheers to 2013@DurbinRock I LOOOOVVVVEEE YOOOOUUUU

    Happy Anniversary you crazy guys!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    The full lineup is even more impressive:

    Ryan Seacrest hosts Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2013, featuring an all-star lineup performing 15 No. 1 hits, including newly-announced additions to the West Coast party Justin Bieber, Jason Aldean, Greyson Chance, Ellie Goulding and The Wanted. In New York, Psy will join the recently announced 2012 American Music Awards winners, Taylor Swift and Carly Rae Jepsen, as well as Neon Trees, performing live in Times Square, MONDAY, DECEMBER 31 on ABC. 

    Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas hosts the West Coast party, which includes previously announced performers Brandy, Flo Rida, Karmin, One Republic and Pitbull.

  • samuelgrant

    I think Britney really missed an amazing opportunity with The X Factor. She should have released an album in November and at least performed at the finale to support it. Instead, she’ll most likely be dropping the CD at the exact same time as the new judges are revealed for next season…. and she won’t be on the roster.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Greyson Chance????????

  • fuzzywuzzy

    lol Yeah, I was surprised at that too. I think that it’s because Ellen DeGeneres is a good personal friend of Ryan Seacrest’s.

  • Karen C

    I’m glad she didn’t, though because I think when the judges do that they overshadow the contestants.  Or in some cases, the contestants overshadow them..

  • curly_yenta

    Taylor Hicks is playing another Caesar’s Entertainment property tonight near Chicago. Nice gig! He tweets:

    “Sound check at Horseshoe Casino New Years Show! ”


  • DorkAngel-GBW

    David A.’s manger tweeted a picture of him with the gifts fans sent to him for holiday/birthday. He’s holding a book with 1400 Happy Birthday greetings from fans. He’s looking very healthy and happy. :)

  • kmd23

     I still watch Anderson and Kathy on CNN. I could care less about seeing Bieber tonight  but then again I am not in his young fan demographic.

  • Enough already!

    Think I’ll watch Fox tonight as Seacrest seems to have overloaded his party with teenagers.   Somehow bringing in the New Year with Bieber of Carly Rae just doesn’t appeal to me.  Fox might surprise everyone and have a great show, or I might go out and miss them all.  Happy New Year to one and all…may all your dreams come true!

  • iluvai

    I’m super enjoying the top 30 countdown moments on Ryan Seacrest’s show.  It’s a nice walk down memory lane.

  • loveroftalent

    I enjoyed Michael Jackson….What a cutie he was…Such a great talent

  • iluvai

    Aww… The Jackson 5 is number 1!!!  They were so great.

  • Goodvibes27

    C’mon Taylor, stop talking about that new album and release it already!! Lots of SP waiting for it.

  • MellyPer1692

    What is SP?

  • Klaine

    never watched the others but ABC has always taped a lot of their performances to suit the artists schedules often in LA.  They are considered the official Times Square broadcast which is why they broadcast the artists who are performing live in Times Square.  The show also has a long tradition and gets much better ratings than the others so its also better exposure..and even if you watch other networks from Times square, you can often hear the live performances or the hosts will even mention what that noise is int he background…plus this year pple may be tuning in to see hte first NYE in our lives without Dick clark.  Although when Seacrest is no longer with us will we have dick clarks new years rockin eve with Ryan Seacrest hosted by Suri Cruise and Kimye Kardashian

  • Axxxel

    Soul Patrollers ?