Idol Headlines for 2/1/13

Season 8 American Idol alum, Felicia Barton, tweets, “Late night vocals for @msleamichele ‘s new record! Ahh love this song!

Kara DioGuardi and Husband Welcome Their First Child – Here’s news to sing about — or maybe write a song about? Ex-American Idol judge and songwriter Kara DioGuardi is a new mom, People reports. DioGuardi, 42, and her husband, Mike McCuddy, welcomed son Greyson James through a gestational surrogate Thursday in Los Angeles. Greyson James Carroll McCuddy weighed in at 8 pounds, 10 ounces and measured a little over 20 inches long. One of the newborn’s middle names, Carroll, is in tribute to DioGuardi’s late mother. – Read more at TV Guide

Kelly Clarkson, Grammys & Engagement: What Made The Singer ‘Stronger’ – NEW YORK — Kelly Clarkson says she’s extremely happy she’s nominated for three Grammy Awards, but there’s something else the pop singer is more thrilled about: her recent engagement. “I couldn’t even find someone to go on a date with that I enjoyed their company. Like, it was just rough,” she said in a recent interview.
“You don’t see it coming. And it sounds cheesy and it sounds like a movie, but it is that though. One day you’ll meet them and everything will change.” – Read more at Huffington Post

Jim Cantiello’s Idol in a Minute – Oklahoma Auditions

Carly Rae Jepsen: I Worked 8 Minimum-Wage Jobs to Pursue Music Career – Carly Rae Jepsen knows the meaning of hard work. In the March issue of Seventeen magazine, the 27-year-old singer opens up about her struggle to make it in the music business. “In college there was a time I felt lost and had the blues. I wanted to write songs, but I didn’t know how to make it a career,” she explains. “But I also knew I’d be happy working eight minimum-wage jobs to try to pull it off.” – Read more at US Magazine

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  • Anny_nanny

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  • tripp_ncwy

    Niagara Gazette:
    ‘Idol’ winner Scott McCreery playing the Rapids Theatre Feb. 15

  • Connie

    Looks like Katie Stevens has a TV show:

  • fantoo1

    Congratulations to Kara.

  • curly_yenta

    INTERVIEW: Taylor Hicks sets up his soulful roots at Paris Las Vegas


    Review of Taylor’s show here:
    “…I know these things… Season 5 of American Idol got it right. Hicks won because of his superior musical abilities. Outside of that genre, however, Hicks is not a cute pop star that has generalized broad based appeal. He is a musician, and he will appeal to an audience that has more discriminating taste about their music…”

    Rest of it here:

  • MargieIdol

    I think that Rockway show is an online show.  But those shows are getting to be bigger and bigger and I think it could be a great start for her.

  • lucysfave

    And here is the official unveiling of Daniel Emanuel Gokey via

  • girlygirltoo

    That’s what I was thinking. I didn’t see this show listed in any of pilots for the network or cable networks. There are some online shows that get major buzz, though.

  • girlygirltoo

    aww, he’s very cute

  • tripp_ncwy

    What ever happened to Pia’s movie she filmed?

  • masacredo

     HD Digital ad using @HaleyReinhart’s “Oh My!” …

  • raya

    From what I read on the twitter page for Katie’s show, it looks like they are doing a kickstarter to drum up funds.  So whatever the show may wind up being, though I assume online as well, seems like it might be awhile if they are just starting to raise donations.  Though good for her.  The show itself doesn’t look particularly appealing to me, but if it gets her foot in the door then good for her.

  • No Thanks

    Here is a new interview with ASTRO.  His voice has dropped a LOT!  LOL!

    He probably has to re-record whatever material he did last year.  That might explain the album delay.

  • GaryOC

    It’s coming out in the fall.

  • Eilonwy

    What ever happened to Pia’s movie she filmed?

    According to the film’s official FB, they’re looking at a fall 2013 release date. It sounds like the film-making team just finished it within the last couple weeks.

  • steph6449

    Since it is mandatory to say it — aww :)

    But baby Gokey does look cute, and Leyicet and Danny look very happy.

  • tripp_ncwy
  • girlygirltoo

    I thought I read that Pia’s film was going straight to DVD

  • girlygirltoo

    Kris is doing his show in Tucson right now. He is repeating a previous song request, “Get Back” (hopefully we’ll get a full video of it this time :)   )

    He’s also performing “Where Are You Amy”, even though it wasn’t on the printed set list

  • teekee

     Baby Gokey is indeed a cutie. 

  • Bug Menot

    It now has nearly 53,000 views.
    52,000 of them in the last day.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Mix 94.1: This Weeked Win Tickets and Meet Kris Allen

    “This weekend win  tickets to see Kris Allen at Hard Rock Café on The Strip on February 9th! Plus all winners will win passes into our Exclusive Mix underground Lounge w/ Kris Allen!  In our Cricket Muve Music Performance Studio before the concert on February 9th at 2:30pm!”

  • Valarie

    Not a huge fan of falsetto in pop or rock, although small bits used judiciously, can be really nice. Kris’ falsetto ‘ahhh get back Jo’ near the end of his rendition of ‘Get Back’ from his Tucson show is absolutely delicious.