Clay Aiken performs at the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, PA.
Carrie Underwood performs at Scotiabank Place in Kanata, Canada.
Constantine Maroulis performs in Jekyll & Hyde The Musical at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas, TX.
Taylor Hicks performs at Bally’s Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV.
Daughtry performs at The Myth in St. Paul, MN.
Mandisa performs at the Hits Deep Tour in Philadelphia, PA.
Scott MacIntyre performs at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Phoenix, AmericanIdol.com
Phillip Phillips performs at the 96.5 TIC All Star Christmas in Wallingford CT
Adam Lambert, Rosie O’Donnell, Whoopi Goldberg Are Part of Cyndi Lauper & Friends NYC Concert Dec. 8 – Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays is offered at The Beacon Theatre in New York City Dec. 8. The 8 PM concert, presented by True Colors Fund, is scheduled to feature the talents of Lauper, Sarah McLachlan, Adam Lambert, St. Vincent, Alexis Krauss of Sleigh Bells, Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O’Donnell, Roberta Flack, Carson Kressley, Andy Cohen, Adam Duritz and David Immerglück of the Counting Crows, Terri Nunn and Hunter Valentine. The evening benefits homeless LGBT youth. – Read more at Playbill.com
Glee star Lea Michele and American Idol alum, Felicia Barton are songwriting again! Lea tweets, “Amazing writing session tonight with @AnnePreven and @feliciabarton! Came up with a really fun song!!!”
Kelly Clarkson is in The UK promoting her greatest hits album, she tweets, “Hangin’ with Rosie and Sophia Grace (@princessrgm @princesssgb)…. Don’t worry about it.”
Exclusive Kelly Clarkson: One Direction are very talented, will continue to be successful
Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson Perform for a Good Cause
Singer Jennifer Hudson performed “Angel” with Alicia Keys at Keep a Child Alive’s Black Ball, which raised money for HIV treatment and care in Africa.
Video! Carrie Underwood at the CMT Artists of the Year Special
Maybe Carrie Underwood should be a singing competition judge! At the CMT Artists of the Year special, the “American Idol” winner’s hubby, Mike Fisher, revealed to “Extra” that Carrie can be a tough critic when it comes to his crooning. Underwood joked, “If I play hockey, you can critique how I play.”
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‘X Factor’ Burning Questions: Is Demi Lovato Facing the Chopping Block? Will Britney Spears Perform on the Finale? – Is Lovato facing a similar fate to Abdul, who lost her last competitor around this time last season and was subsequently fired? Cowell: “(Laughs) I don’t think that had anything to do with her leaving. No. But it’s that time of year. You’re always going to get asked that question. (Raises his eyebrows) And I’m not going to answer it.” Is there any possibility of Spears and Lovato performing on the finale? Cowell: “I don’t think it’s going to happen. I could always ask but I don’t think it’s going to happen.” Spears: “I don’t know. Maybe … maybe. We’ll see.” Can we expect more major changes heading into next season? Cowell: “Always!” Would Spears come back for another season: Spears: “Who knows. I don’t know. We’ll see.” – Read more at Hollywood Reporter
CeCe Frey ‘Knew’ She Wasn’t Going To Win ‘X Factor’ – “When Adam Lambert was on [‘Idol’], I said, ‘Now that’s the kind of dude that needs to win one of these shows,’ ” Frey told MTV News on Friday (December 7). “But the thing is, performers like me and Adam Lambert and Diamond White and Lyric 145, we’re not the kind of artists that win these things. We’re the kind of artist that win afterwards — or I hope so, anyway — and I’m going to work my butt off to get there.” As defiant as ever, Frey was adamant she didn’t come into this competition expecting to win. “You hope for that, but I pretty much knew,” she said of her chances. “I mean, I had leopard print on my face, for Christ’s sake! I pretty much knew that I wasn’t that cookie-cutter girl that you pick to win one of these things, but I knew that I was going to use this and run with it.” – Read more at MTV
Melanie Amaro: Season One ‘X Factor’ Champ Says She ‘Gave My All’ In TV Return – She admitted to being “slightly” scared about falling off the swing she descended to the stage on to start the performance. “But I kept my cool and was like, ‘this can be fun if I look at it in a fun way of me being up high and surrounded by my fans.’ ” Returning to the show a year after coming out on top was, well, like coming home for Amaro. “It was definitely warm and I was so happy to come back to the stage and have the responses that I got from everyone,” she said. “‘Oh, it was great, we loved you!’ So, it’s been great, I’ve been enjoying myself.” – Read more at MTV