Idol Headlines for 3/6/13

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Luke Bryan, Kelly Clarkson, George Strait among first performers announced for ACM Awards – NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Already busy co-hosts Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan also will perform during this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards. The country cut-ups are among the first round of performers announced Wednesday for the annual awards show in Las Vegas. They’ll be joined by Shelton’s wife, Miranda Lambert, George Strait, Hunter Hayes and The Band Perry. – Read more at the Washington Post

‘American Idol’: Get to Know Season 12’s Top 10 Girls – During rehearsals for American Idol at the Mirage Hotel’s Love Theatre, home to Cirque du Soleil’s Beatles show Love in Las Vegas, season 12’s top 10 girls took some time backstage to hang with The Hollywood Reporter. Among the topics discussed: their lifelong passions for music and Idol, influences and what it’s like to be recognized in public.- Read more at Hollywood Reporter

Bo Bice brings ‘Idol Across America’ mic to Atlanta – If you’re an American Idol fan, Bo Bice is probably a household name for you. He is for us, so we were beyond thrilled when he — and his mom– dropped by Good Day to help kick off the Idol Across America Caravan in Atlanta. – See more at MyFOXAtlanta

MusicRowPics: Tate Stevens Artist Visit – X-Factor winner Tate Stevens stopped by MusicRow headquarters last month (2/22) to celebrate what he called his “year of firsts.” Stevens also acknowledged that he didn’t voluntarily sign up for X-Factor. “I tried to do the music thing out here in Nashville in the 90?s,” he said. “But it just wasn’t meant to be. So I got a ‘real job’ to support my family and kept up my music on the side.” Turns out, Stevens is a part of a very supportive family. Unbeknownst to him, his wife and daughters entered him in the singing competition. Their instincts were right on. – Read more at Music Row

Idol’s Colton Dixon & Danny Gokey Stop by Tennessee Mornings

What’s Next For ‘Smash’s’ Dynamic Duo? – Last week, Smash gave Andy Mientus his biggest stage to date. Both literally and figuratively as the young actor not only slayed one of the episode’s featured songs, but his character took a bow after Ronnie Wood performed the new track his partner, Jimmy, wrote. ETonline caught up with Mientus to find out what’s next for this dynamic duo, what’s love got to do with it and why he’s so proud to be bringing this rarely seen side of Broadway to the small screen! – Read more at ET

EXCLUSIVE: ‘The X Factor was a jungle… and I’m proud to have survived it!’ Nicole Scherzinger reveals she’s ‘dancing around’ a return to the talent show – She certainly hit headlines with her unique judging style and ‘Scherzisms’ during her time on The X Factor last year. And now Nicole Scherzinger has revealed she is ‘dancing around’ a possible return to the ITV talent show. Speaking to MailOnline, Nicole said she hasn’t ruled out rejoining the panel for the 2013 series, and is proud to have survived the ‘jungle’ of a show last year. – Read more at The Daily

Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough – Official DWTS Photo!

Teenage car thief caught after appearing on X Factor when she was recognised by pedestrian she knocked down in pink Mini – A singer was caught after knocking down a pedestrian in a stolen car – when her victim spotted her on X Factor. Paige Flaherty stole a pink Mini from outside a house in Jarrow, South Tyneside, and drove to Newcastle where she collided with Chris Brown at a pelican crossing. Mr Brown, who was left bruised, ended up with the wrong details for Flaherty after the accident and thought that would be the last he, or the police, saw of her. But the 19-year-old, who was a member of girl band ‘Twisted’, was arrested when Mr Brown spotted her on the TV talent show. – Read more at Daily Mail.UK

Maks Was A Dancing Diva! Chmerkovskiy Reportedly Fired From DWTS, ‘His Self-Importance Got The Best Of Him’ – After reports started surfacing that fan favorite Maksim Chmerkovskiy would not be returning for season 16 of Dancing with the Stars, the pro-hoofer was quick to release a statement claiming it was his decision to leave — but an explosive new report in Star magazine says that in actuality it was the producers of the hit show who made the decision, NOT him! “Maks is trying to spin it as if it was his decision, but in reality, he was not asked back,” a show insider dishes to Star. – Read more at Radar Online

‘X Factor”s Josh Krajcik Concocts Soulful Debut – “I always felt like a little bit of a black sheep,” says Josh Krajcik, looking back on his time spent on The X Factor. The singer has a point: throughout the inaugural season of the U.S. version of Simon Cowell’s reality singing competition, the scraggly-haired, occasionally unkempt 32-year-old ex-burrito maker from Columbus, Ohio stuck out – not only for his against-the-grain looks, but also thanks to his massive, growling, Joe Cocker-esque voice. – Read more at Rollingstone

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  • Jonathan Frahm

    Elise is on the cover of the Charleston City Paper this week.

  • girlygirltoo

    That teenaged car thief evidently isn’t very bright.

  • girlygirltoo

    Last night’s ratings: NCIS gets 1st ever demo ratings win over Idol…

    Smash’s ratings continue to slide…

  • Nadine_Bitch

    Adam Lambert’s Arrival at Singapore Changi Airport, 6 March 2013 …

  • Danny Latham

    WHOA Pickler!! Absolutely gorgeous!!! 

  • fantoo1

    Glad George Strait will get to sing.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Country Weekly

    Go Behind the Scenes With Scotty McCreery

  • windmills

    I know nothing about dancing but seems to me Kellie has nice form in that picture :)

    The official CBS press release about the 1st round of ACM performers says Carrie and Kelly will both perform. Not surprising in either case. 

  • heartly

    Totally not surprising. I made the prediction in the nominations thread that Kelly would perform and with a new song, but I’m not too confident on the second part of that anymore. DR is finally showing a little more life, would they drop that now? Then again, most of the upward movement is due to other songs dropping off so who knows. I am happy to see George with a performance too.

    That’s a great photo of Kellie! I really hate that she’s doing DWTS because that’s going to make me watch it. I’ve never watched full episodes of the show before.

  • HermeticallySealed

    Amelia Lily and Blake Lewis are in MTv’s top singles of the week.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Matt Giraud @ImMattGiraud
    In the studio today working on my next single. Very excited. ???? Record is coming y’all!! This board…

  • windmills

    heartly: Totally not surprising. I made the prediction in the nominations thread that Kelly would perform and with a new song, but I’m not too confident on the second part of that anymore. DR is finally showing a little more life, would they drop that now? Then again, most of the upward movement is due to other songs dropping off so who knows. I am happy to see George with a performance too.

    Well, the ACMs are in 4 weeks. I lean to thinking the label won’t drop DR because you’d think they would take a few more weeks to figure out if it can make t25, maybe t20. Getting t20 would actually be a milestone for a Kelly solo single at country radio. Drop DR soon and her singles will look like they’re headed in the wrong direction on country radio (MKIA peaked #21, so dropping DR would mean it peaked lower). It’s not like Kelly’s lacking for country promo opportunities so she can sing the new single at one of the later ones. I’m sure she’ll play it at CMA Fest and they’ll air that performance on the ABC CMA Fest special. 

    On the other hand it’s highly unusual for somebody to perform the same thing on the CMAs and ACMs and Kelly already performed DR with Vince at the CMAs. The producers might rather she do the uptempo song with the Pistol Annies backing her. I guess it doesn’t necessarily mean DR would be over, you could just take the buzz from that performance, maybe release the studio version of Ain’t Gonna Like This and let it accumulate some download sales until they’re ready to send it country radio. 

    PR mess up between the ACMs and CBS. The CBS PR mentions Carrie not Miranda, the ACM PR mentions Miranda not Carrie. They’re both obviously going to perform at the show but that’s a rollout #fail.

  • heartly

    I like your second option.

    Plot twist: she sings something totally different and an EP is announced soon after..

  • lovetheusa1776

    Wonderful seeing that tall, graceful figure walk towards his screaming fans.  Thanks, Nadine.

  • Nadine_Bitch

    You’re welcome;)

  • girlygirltoo

    how can he have a next single when he’s never had a 1st single? :)

    Glad to see Matt is finally in the recording studio though…maybe he will actually put out an EP or something.

  • Nadine_Bitch

    Didn’t he have a duet with a Jazz singer? I think it charted for a while.

  • bridgette12

     lol! It must be great for Adam’s fans, but kind of freaky for the people who don’t have a clue what’s going on. High pitch screaming in a airport is not something I want to hear when I’m waiting for a plane.

  • curly_yenta

    Taylor Hicks will be on Idol tonight with some “cool announcement”!

    @taylorhicks Got a pretty cool announcement tonight as well!!

    @taylorhicks Looking forward to going to @AmericanIdol tonight live in #Vegas!

  • H.A.

    Kelly Pickler. Just stunning. I think she’s going to bring a lot of fun to DWTS. I hope it also raises her profile she deserves it.

    Adam in Rollingstone Russia:
    Above the Barriers: In Hollywood mansion with Adam Lambert

    Google translation:

  • Incipit

    Didn’t he have a duet with a Jazz singer? I think it charted for a while.

    He did, Nadine_Bitch. In 2010, Matt sang a duet with Anna Wilson on her album – the song was “You Don’t Know Me” – and it was a #1 download on the iTunes Jazz Chart…mentioned in People Magazine.

    I think Matt’s counting that as a single. If he has more material, I’ll listen. My problem w/him on the show was unreliable keys, a bad falsetto that he insisted on using anyway – and no end game. IMO, All those are fixable things – if he did.

  • chillj

    Whoa!  PIckler looks fantastic.  And, lucky her, she doesn’t hafta worry about Big Hair when she dances.

  • windmills

    heartly: I like your second option.
    Plot twist: she sings something totally different and an EP is announced soon after.

    I definitely expect an EP at some point, probably this year. Wasn’t there some print interview where the writer says she’s working on 2 albums? I don’t think she’ll do a full country album at this time but an EP just makes sense. I think it’ll come after Ain’t Gonna Like This is released and has made some headway up the charts. I could see a September release maybe to go along with the CMA Fest special airing, though that might feel too close to her Christmas album coming out. So maybe sometime this summer.

  • Axxxel

    The thing is, last time Adam Lambert arrived in  Singapore in 2010, he was ushered through a back door of the airport … so the fans were not able to meet him.

  • Lobilobi

    do you think they’ll play Gone, Gone, Gone today on Idol ?

  • girlygirltoo

    That wasn’t an actual duet. He’s been featured on a couple of people’s singles, including the jazz singer that you are thinking of. But that doesn’t officially count as a singe of his — the song is listed as artist xyz featuring Matt Giraud

  • girlygirltoo

    I’m pretty sure that song is listed as “featuring Matt Giraud” not Anna Wilson “& Matt Giraud”, isn’t it?

    So that wouldn’t be considered his single — it would be considered only her single.

    ETA — yeah, that song is “featuring” him

  • Taylor

    Not unless one of the boys is going to sing it tonight.

  • Lobilobi

    they need to cover it, whoever does it will have a moment

  • girlygirltoo

    no — the elimination show isn’t until tomorrow

  • Lobilobi

    oh this week we have three days of Idol then ? cool

  • girlygirltoo

    none of the S12 guys are really the type of artists that GGG really fits, stylewise. I can’t see any of them, except maybe Paul, doing a decent job with the song, TBH. 

  • Taylor

    No, just no.

  • Incipit

     “…that song is “featuring him.” So that wouldn’t be considered his single — it would be considered only her single.

    Yep, that’s what it says, girlygirltoo. “featuring Matt Giraud”. We can parse the words all we want, but unless Matt has something else out there we don’t know about by way of a single – than I will say this is the track he is referring to that justifies the phrase “my next single”…and he’s the one using that designation. 

    Which is fine with me. I guess people could take it up with him on Twitter, if it matters, and if they are even on twitter. 

    I just wanna hear what else he has to offer. 

  • Lobilobi

    lol you hate Phillip so much it’s funny

  • Maya100

    Cassedee Pope’s getting a show on CMT?

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  • Taylor

    You are so far off.  

    I don’t think any of the guys left would do a convincing job. They aren’t the same type of singers as P2. I can’t even imagine what they would do to GGG.

  • Lobilobi

    i’m not that invested in this season, i love Aubrey though

  • curly_yenta

    @taylorhicks At @AmericanIdol @MOREFOX5 special correspondent!

  • heartly

    Yeah, there’s been 2 albums/projects mentioned a couple times. Everyone just assumed it was a Christmas one and her next full length, but now I’m questioning that. I don’t know if they’d just float AGLT out there without it being attached to a project or not and with 3 fairly big country concerts in coming up in June and July (CMA Fest, Jason Aldean & Country Jam), a late spring or summer EP isn’t out of the question.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Kris Allen @KrisAllen
    Writin some tunes today.

  • girlygirltoo

    yay for new songs! but loll at this photo…

    #Writin some tunes today. 

  • girlygirltoo

    lol at that photo