Idol Headlines for 2/6/13 – The Evening Edition

The Voice 1 winner, Javier Colon has a concert tonight. He tweeted, “And… The top donor at my show tonight at 8pm gets a new BABY TAYLOR GUITAR that I will personally sign!! Get tix now!”

Ellie Goulding, Phillip Phillips, John Legend also heading to Houston for NBA All-Star weekend. – On Saturday, Feb. 16, the Toyota Center will also be home to the State Farm All-Star Saturday Night, featuring NBA players squaring off in competitions like the slam dunk contest and three-point challenge. Fall Out Boy, the best-selling pop-punk group that announced its reunion on Monday (Feb. 4), will perform their new single “My Songs Know What You Did In The Day (Light Em Up)” at the event, while Ellie Goulding and Phillip Phillips will play their respective hits “Lights” and “Home” during the Saturday festivities, respectively. – Read more at Billboard

Season 9 Idol alum, Katie Stevens is part of a TV production called “Rockaway” that’s looking to raise funds through Kickstarter. The goal is 50K. Details are at this link. The show revolves around a group of teenagers coming of age in a small Pennsylvania suburb.

American Idol Season 8 semi-finalist, Felicia Barton Featured in Smash Ford Ad

Felicia Barton tweeted last night during smash, “Hey that singer on that @fordfusion commercial was pretty fab if I might say so myself! ;) #smash #fordfusion #feliciabarton Yay! #blessed”

Hunter Hayes ‘Scared For The Day’ He Beats Carrie Underwood At Grammys – While Hayes admits that each of his three Grammy nominations mean “a great deal” to him, he revealed he’s a little nervous if he beats out fellow tour mate Carrie Underwood for Best Country Solo Performance come Sunday. “Well I doubt that’s going to happen so I don’t have to worry about that,” Hayes said about beating Underwood. “I don’t even want to talk about that. I’m scared. I’m scared for that day.” And while he may be scared to take home that award, there are two others, Best Country Album and Best New Artist, that he would gladly accept, and he’s prepared to do so. – Read more at MTV

Does Julie Andrews Approve of the New Sound of Music, Starring Carrie Underwood? – “Listen, how long ago was it out? Fifty something years ago? Forty-eight years, probably time that a remake is allowed,” Andrews said when asked if she gives the production her seal of approval. “Why not? Cinderella has been done, Mary Poppins has been put on stage in the theater. It’s all part of the process of those wonderful properties going out and reaching another audience.” (Dame Julie expressed a similar sentiment about her work’s longevity to Stephen Colbert.) In addition to looking forward to the final product, Andrews also expressed her interest in meeting country superstar Carrie Underwood, who will take on the nun-turned-nanny in the musical. “I don’t know her, and I would love to know her,” Andrews said of the Grammy winner. “And maybe I will.” – Read more at

‘Smash’ scoop: The Jennifer Hudson premiere performance you DIDN’T see — EXCLUSIVE – EW was on set in July for the original introductory Ronnie number called “Take a Picture…It Lasts Longer.” Hudson belts out the tune while dancing paparazzi swirl around her. Eventually she and her backup dancers drop their houndstooth overcoats and Hudson emerges in a glitzy gold fringe gown (see the above photo). The song. The setting. The costumes. It all seems very reminiscent of her most famous role to date, the one that won her the Academy Award. “This is such a Dreamgirls moment,” admitted Hudson in between breaks. “That is a very special moment and I haven’t had one since.” So why did producers reshoot the scene months later in October? “We all realized that maybe that [original] introductory number did not service Veronica Moore’s arc as well as this,” explains executive producer Josh Safran, who says the original performance may still pop up in a future episode. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

Why Even DVR Won’t Save ‘Smash’ Ratings (Analysis) – During its freshman run, Smash averaged a 2.3 rating with adults 18-49 in live-plus-same-day ratings. A healthy boost of 43.5 percent moved it up a full point to a 3.3 rating in the demo. A steady 43.5 percent improvement for this first outing would only push Smash to a 1.6 rating in the demo — in other words, just a tenth of a point more than the overnight returns for ABC’s ill-fated 666 Park Avenue. (That show garnered a 2.4 rating in live-plus-seven.) To match last season’s same day returns, Smash would need to post 110 percent growth. And to match last season’s seven days of time-shifted viewing, Smash would need to leap 200 percent. Both of those numbers seem far removed from the realm of possibility, they’re barely worth acknowledging. – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

Samantha Harris: I Thought Ryan Seacrest Was Too Old for Julianne Hough – It’s evident that Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough are a Hollywood power couple, but when they first got together in the spring of 2010, no one was more surprised by their pairing than TV host Samantha Harris. At the Feb. 5 Hollywood premiere of Hough’s new film, Safe Haven, Harris revealed that Seacrest had his eye on the multitalented star long before they got together. “I remember back when I worked with Ryan at E! News, he asked me to set him up with Julianne. I did not set them up, but he asked me to!” Harris, 39, told Us Weekly. “I said, ‘She’s too young for you, stay away!'” – Read more at US

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  • julesb2183

    Cool for Felicia. :) she was robbed on idol though

  • tripp_ncwy

    E Online: NEWS/American Idol’s 10 Best Hollywood Week Performances Ever

  • H.A.

     ‘American Idol’ Hollywood Week Is Here: 10 Signs Your Favorite Contestant Is Doomed.

  • maymay

    From Phillip`s Facebook:
    France! Phillip Phillips will be in Paris on March 4th & 5th.!/PhillipPhillips

  • sdmama

    Why France? So random. But I don’t care. Yay! I hope he will have a great time in Paris, and have time to enjoy the great city.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Oh Wow, Reese Witherspoon sighting at the Hotel Cafe in LA where Kris is playing tonight.

  • Anny_nanny

    Good for Phillip. It’s my birthday (LOL), but I can’t give yourself this gift.

  • Leandro

    Keeping the faith that a The Voice runner-up will make the headlines :)

  • Namarinad

    Matchbox Twenty and Phillip Phillips performed at the Palace last night. Read for a review of the show! 

  • macfae

    Thanks for the link to the review, Namarinad !  Not only giving Phillip a good review but saying that she plans to buy his cd. 

  • girlygirltoo

    Just back from Kris’ show. Much rowdier, energetic crowd than was at last night’s show — maybe because of the later start time? Whatever — Kris was on fire from the start of the set and the crowd responded. The song request was a repeat — When Doves Cry, which Kris said he was doing for Jesse (his ex-merch guy who is nowmarried to his ex-handler Lizzie (and I believe who works for Kris’ current mgmt co) — they were both at this show).

    I actually managed to have a short more or less coherent conversation with him at the M&G. I’m not very good at social chit chat with anyone, even my friends, so yay me :D  He said he does rehab on his wrist every day, and that he’s probably going to have to do rehab for 6 months to a year. 

    If anyone who hasn’t seen Kris live has a chance to do so, I highly recommend it. He  was good live when he first got off Idol, but he is so much better 3+ years later.

    I also recommend going to see Jillette Johnson in concert, especially if you like piano driven alt-pop/HAC music. She’s got a really good voice and a unique take of songwriting. 

  • Nadine_Bitch

    The Curse of Unfair Juxtaposition

    You could be the sweetest, cutest little singer this show has ever seen,
    but if you find yourself in a group with the next Adam Lambert, you
    should go ahead and plan on finding a new dream (or at least trying
    again next year). The group behind the eventual Season 8 runner-up were S.O.L. as soon as Lambert let out that incomparable voice of his. Sorry,kids. Showbiz is a bit of a cruel bi***.

  • Kariann Hart

    I am disappointed “Smash” didn’t do better in their ratings.  I don’t know what could improve it.

  • Nadine_Bitch

    Adam watched The Hollywood week:

    Adam Lambert?@adamlambert
    Curtis Finch Jr! Sangin w sass! U funny! First one to really grab my attention.

    Ready for @americanidol Hollywood week!!

  • ceecee21

    Last night was the first time I watched Idol this season….my take is there were a handful of good voices, but nothing that made me say, “I can’t wait to see him perform again”.  There were so many that forgot the lyrics, if Simon would have been around most of them would have been gone.  What’s up with Mariah?  She barely says anything….did Idol really pay 18 million for that?   At that rate she’s probably beign paid a couple of thousand per word!