Idol Headlines for 2/9/13

Kelly Clarkson to sing Natural Woman at the Grammys? Geoff Boucher reports, “Kelly Clarkson after a stirring “Natural Woman” performance at #GRAMMYs rehearsals: “They don’t make songs like that anymore.”” The singer is also reportedly singing a tribute to the late Patti Page. The Grammys will air on CBS Sunday night at 8 pm.

Catching up with Colton Dixon – He acknowledged the fact that there are others who could open for the Filipino-American singing sensation and “Idol” runner-up, so he feels “very honored to be opening for her.” Colton admitted that he and Jessica are very close and enjoy spending time together. But they don’t talk much about music. “Everything was so music-related in our relationship in the beginning that we kind of steered away from that a bit. We like to talk about other things,” he said. – Read more at

Adam Lambert at the Grammy Friends and Family Event

Lindsey Parker tweeted this photo of Adam Lambert sporting his VH1 “Ray of Light Tunic at the Grammy Friends and Family event in Los Angeles last night (Feb. 8).

American Idol’s Elise Testone Sings Who’s Loving You w/ a little help from Jeffrey Lampkin

Elise Testone Loves Charleston – In fact, nowadays she says she’s “happier than ever.” Now that her obligations to American Idol are over and done with, Testone is focusing on developing her craft. “I want to establish myself as Elise Testone, not the girl from American Idol. That’s still a great platform to start from, but I want to show the world who I am as an artist.” In order to accomplish that, she’s put together a band of exceptionally talented, committed musicians and together they’re creating the kind of sound that she dreamed about. She’s got two back-up singers, both of whom she sang with while in college at Coastal Carolina University; a cellist; two saxophonists, one of whom also plays the trumpet and the other the flute; and bass, drums, guitar, and piano. Currently, she’s working with a manager to book a summer tour.- Read more at Charleston City Paper

Kelly Clarkson on Writing Love Songs and the New ‘American Idol’ Judges – As the first American Idol winner, what’s your take on the new judges? ? The show needed to be freshened up a bit. I’m a huge Mariah Carey fan. If I had seen her as one of the judges when I was trying out, that would have been so cool. – Read more at Parade

Kelly Clarkson Already Has a Wedding Dress – “I was in the changing room, and I looked at my armpits, and I was like, ‘Are you kidding me? I look like a cave woman!’ ” recounts the singer, relaxing a day later in jeans and a hoodie-covered Willie Nelson T-shirt in her adopted hometown of Nashville. “And then I took my pants off, and I was like, ‘Oh my God, my legs match!’ My nails looked like a hot mess; my eyebrows looked like bushes. I was so not a girl. I started tearing up because I’m like, ‘This is not me. I’m usually not this gross. I’m just so busy!’ “And then on top of that,” Clarkson continues, “My friend got incredibly ill like in the movie Bridesmaids. She’s like, ‘We are totally not going to get asked back here.’ ” – Read more at People

Jordin Sparks Emotional Tribute to Whitney Houston

Jordin Sparks played host for a special tribute celebration to whitney houston at Tru hollywood where houston was last seen before her tragic and untimely death.

Whitney Houston Remembered: Jordin Sparks Reminisces About Music Legend; Bobby Brown Talks Cissy Houston’s Memoir – It’s been a year since Whitney Houston passed away on the eve of the 2012 Grammys, but her singular talent and spirit continue to inspire those whose who were fortunate enough to cross paths with the music icon. E! News caught up with Jordin Sparks—who costarred with Houston in the last film she would ever make, Sparkle—at a tribute to the legendary diva Thursday in Hollywood. – Read more at E Online

Michelle Obama’s Grammy Picks – For Song of the Year, Michelle Obama would like to see Kelly Clarkson win for Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You). “It’s an empowering song with a positive message,” she says. As for Album of the Year, The First Lady is throwing her support behind Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange. “He’s a young, innovative performer with a soulful sound.” – Read more at ETOnline

Exclusive: Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood “Hate Each Other,” Will Avoid Each Other at Grammys – Taylor Swift never, ever wants to hang out with Carrie Underwood. A source tells Us Weekly that the country stars are planning to avoid each other at Sunday’s 2013 Grammy Awards. According to the insider, Grammy execs were ordered to keep Swift, 23, and Underwood, 29, “from crossing paths” at the Feb. 10 show “since they hate each other!” Says a Swift pal, “Taylor feels Carrie is always rude to her, so she steer clear of her.” (A Grammy rep counters, “No requests were received from either artist.”) – Read more at US Magazine

It’s Official! Britney Spears’ Las Vegas Show to Be at Caesars Venue – Sources told “Extra” the show would most likely take place at Planet Hollywood, where “Extra’s” Las Vegas bureau is located.
Earlier this week, “Extra” reported that Britney’s show was nearly a done deal, and that her team was deciding about which of two Caesar properties would be home for the show. – Read more at Extra TV

Company Claims He Scrooged Them Over XMAS Concerts – Cee Lo Green is being sued over the 12, no 6, no 2 days of Christmas — specifically, the lawsuit alleges his people conspired to fleece an unsuspecting promoter out of hundreds of thousands of dollars over concerts that were never going to happen. Cierra Management Group claims in its lawsuit, Cee Lo’s people approached them in November, 2011 with a proposition — doing a tour called “12 Days of Christmas.” Cierra would have had to front $100k per concert and it was too much money. So Cee Lo’s peeps went back and proposed to slash XMAS in half and do 6 days at $100k each, but it was still too rich for Cierra’s blood. So, according to the lawsuit, Cierra was offered a bargain basement Yuletide proposition — 2 concerts for a total of $243,000 including expenses. It was too tempting and Cierra agreed. But here’s the deal … According to the suit, the concerts never took place and Cierra believes Cee Lo’s people never intended for them to take place. The suit claims it was all “a scheme designed to finagle funding capital for concerts they knew would not manifest.” Cee Lo is not accused of being part of the conspiracy — although his people certainly are — but he’s being sued for allegedly refusing to perform the 2 concerts. Cierra wants a whopping $14.2 million. – Read more at TMZ

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  • Lobilobi

     MARYVILLE — The Phillip Phillips tune filled the Clayton Homes
    headquarters gymnasium Friday as educators, parents and public officials
     gathered to celebrate the start of construction on a Maryville STEM

    Home will never die, it’s an inspirational song and it fits in every situation, love it

  • Lobilobi

    Matchbox 20 @ Mystic Lake: Adult-contemporary rock live

    Opening act Phillip Phillips, 22, is the most impressive “American Idol” champ as a live act right out of the box. He’s comfortable and confident doing his own material. Sure, he owes a lot to Dave Matthews and Mumford & Sons. But “Home” is a bona fide winner on which to start building a career.

  • MellyPer1692

    Jedward lol

    @ planetjedward
    Adam Awesome talking to you@ AdamLambert

  • girlygirltoo

    Kris hit up Gucci Mane’s gig after his own concert was over last night. Must of been an interesting mix of fans at that venue last night :)

  • fuzzywuzzy
  • samuelgrant

    I can’t believe the people saying that Carrie’s camp made up that story to keep her in the news. I believe selling 1.2 million albums and 2.5 million singles in 6 months is proof enough that she doesn’t need a feud to keep her relevant.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Kris Allen chats with “The Ralphie Show” Backstage at The GRAMMYS

  • Lobilobi

    ?@Phillips Thanks for your support guys@PRland @pierrecourade @mr_matth @williamrejault @BenjaminPoulin @JustMusic_fr @RMademoiselle @quotidiennedele

    Universal music France (Polydor) threw a pre-listen party for Phillips new album. Phillip joined them by a skype video session et thanked them later on twitter

    “Mademoiselle Magazine” (three girls) who attended the party made a review and said that they liked the musicality of the whole album and that “Hold on”, “Man on the Moon” and “Gone, Gone, Gone” were there favorites.

    they posted some photos on the site (Phiilip on skype) but i don’t know how to bring them here, so if you like to watch them, check them out here with the review in french also.

  • MellyPer1692
  • bridgette12

    I love him in that color, it makes him skin glow and his eyes are gorgeous. He looked great on the red carpet, hope we get more pictures.

  • raya

    Why do I feel like every Colton interview out of the Philippines is going to be all about what he thinks/feels about Jessica and etc.  Not that I feel bad for him.  As it is some of their fans think the fact that they have having a concert together on Valentine’s Day means they are obviously meant to be and they have just been denying their feelings for each other since Idol.  Ha ha. 

  • bridgette12

    lol! That was a meeting of two opposites

  • bridgette12

    Both of these women are relevant and each have sold a lot of albums and singles, not counting a lot of awards, including multiple grammys.. Do I think they like one another, probably not, but then again, they don’t have to. 

  • Bobbi

    Forty-nine years ago tonight, the Beatles made their first live American TV appearance, on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Seems like yesterday…

  • potatorocks

    Phillip going to France just seems so unusual to me.  I am used to Asia loving the R&B kids.  I know Europe supported the more flamboyant Adam.  But France and Phillip?  It is fantastic  but unexpected.

  • emme

    Kelly sang Natural Woman when she was on American Idol…it was amazing then and I’m sure it will be amazing now!

  • Lobilobi

    there’s a show named Taratata you can check it on google, i hope he does it, it’s for artists, musicians in other words for what Phillip does live acoustic show, it’s so cool

  • asifclueless

    These 94 photos are all just stunning. He is the best looking man on this planet.
    I play the slideshow from this link.  Breathtaking!!!

    Adam is looking gorgeous more and more everyday.

  • asifclueless

    An interview on the red carpet (the audio is not quite clear)
    If anybody finds a better one it would be greatly appreciated if you post it for me.

    Adam Lambert at Friends ‘N’ Family pre Grammy party, wants to judge The X Factor

  • Diana Adams Tyler

    I hate that song Natural Woman.

  • asifclueless


    from Adam’s fan made greetings

  • asifclueless

    Nile Rodgers ?@nilerodgers:disqus 

     -adamlambert Hang w CHIC-write mad dance-pop-funk, drop it like a crazy glue meteor that bonds the earth & Pied Piper us to the dance floor!  

    -You and  Sam_Sparro said it, “Free your mind and the rest will follow! The world is ready for anthemic classics that make us FEEL GOOD!  

         -Sorry I just had a great meal of Cuban food and I feel great. (To much Sofrito.) @Adamlambert is a rare vocalist he can lift the bar. SAYIN!
    -adamlambert You hit a high Ab like it was just another note. A quiver with an arsenal of musical weapons at your god given disposal-ROCK ON
    -adamlambert I’m just sayin’ – Thanks for everything and you’ll always have a friend at #Wearefamily and the #chic Organization. Peace
    -adamlambert Sorry about the rant. I just heard the clean mix of you killing “Shady.” If I mix good music and food I get emotional. DUH!
    Adam gets a lot of love from Nile Rodgers.
    The legends, big names in music who have worked with Adam always praise and speak highly of Adam. Some become the Glamberts.

    I’m very proud of Adam and LHSM.

  • asifclueless

    Last night Adam went to two parties. And tonight there is a Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala. I don’t know if he is going or not.
    But on the Grammys’ Day, Adam will stay home, open a bottle of wine and watch the Grammys.


    MusiCares Benefit at the Convention Center Stevie Wonder, Seal, Tony Bennett and Glee’s Matthew Morrison will honor Barbra Streisand at the 21st annual MusiCares “Person of the Year” event.   

    Friends ‘N’ Family Bash at Paramount Also on Friday, the annual “Friends ‘N’ Family” party will once again go down on Paramount Studios’ lot in Hollywood, where producer Dr. Luke and others are expected.   


    Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala at the Beverly Hilton Sony executive Clive Davis has hosted the Grammys’ most coveted invite since 1976, when Elton John, Stevie Wonder and John Denver showed up to cheer on Barry Manilow at the Hotel Bel-Air.

  • MellyPer1692

    Haha he looks like a zombie!!

    @melkimkim: That time when Adam Lambert photobombed us #grammyparty #paramountstudios #guyliner

  • Lobilobi

    Backstage With Phillip!

    Phillip played a special performance for our listeners this morning. Staci & Crisco brought a mic backstage.

    A really funny interview with Phillip lol

  • YankeeFan08

    Set the DVR for Entertainment Tonight! Special feature on Friend Movement! Featuring Adam Lambert, LeAnn Rimes, & more!

  • CFIdolsfan

    They were trying to hook Scotty up to Thia during season 10, lol. I remember reading or hearing Colton on an interview say that he has a girlfriend.

  • Beaugard Stevens

    Oh, goodness, Kelly singing “Natural Woman”- all anyone is going to be concerned about is if she will hit the high note like she did on Idol which was her big breaking out.  I’d rather her not try that one just because of all the chatter that will be about it.

  • heartly

     Doubt she’ll attempt that tomorrow. She very rarely pulls that out of her pocket anymore. People at rehearsals yesterday said she went with a more Janis route with NW and she has a full concert tonight in NOLA so I don’t think it’d be in the cards for her to try it.

  • raya

    Colton does have a girlfriend and as far as anyone knows Jessica and DeAndre are still together, but crazy shippers will ship anything.  Heck, there are a lot of Jessica fans that still think she and Phillip have some secret relationship going on.

    Anyway, Jessica is arriving in the Philippines in the next hour or so and she had said previously she would be there about a week.  I don’t think Colton is on the same flight, but I’d also imagine they have pretty different schedules while there.  I assume like last time, Jessica with all of her endorsements and etc, will have just about every minute scheduled for the limited time she’s there.

  • tucker davis

    Phillip is learning…lol.  Shoutouts to both Coke & Ford! 

  • tripp_ncwy

    O.C. Register: Kris Allen in the Constellation Room

  • tripp_ncwy

    Kris playing a VIP show for KMXB 94.1 before his show at Hardrock On The Strip tonight.

  • tripp_ncwy

    The fan request song tonight for Kris at his show at the Hard Rock On The Strip in Las Vegas is Elvis Presley – Jailhouse Rock

  • tripp_ncwy

    Video: Kris Allen cover Elvis Presley – Jailhouse Rock 
    Hard Rock on The Strip Las Vegas, NV

  • durbesque

    Kris is becoming the versatile entertainer he was meant to be.  It’s thrilling to watch it happen.

  • lovetheusa1776

    That was so much fun – loved it.

  • parsenip

    NewAndrew lets it rip on keyboards!  Cale wails on guitar!  Kris channels his inner Elvis!  Love, love, love the energy coming out of those guys.

  • opalruby

    When Kris performs Shut that Door he always reminds me of Elvis. The performance at Hotel Cafe on February 6 was particularly epic – check out snapcracklypop’s video on Youtube (if I knew how to link I would). He was even wearing a leather jacket and white shoes; with the retro sound of that song it really had a 1950s vibe.