Idol Headlines for 4/18/13

Tonight on American Idol, the Top 5 become 4. Maybe! Tune in at 8/7c pm.  Glee episode “Sweet Dreams” airs at 9/8c pm. Both on FOX.

Tate Stevens To Appear On ‘Good Morning America’ – SYCO MUSIC/RCA NASHVILLE artist TATE STEVENS will appear on ABC-TV’s “GOOD MORNING AMERICA” on FRIDAY, APRIL 26th, beginning at 7a (ET). During his debut appearance, STEVENS will perform his current single, “Power Of A Love Song” off of his forthcoming self-titled album, “Tate Stevens,” to be released on TUESDAY, APRIL 23rd. – All Access

American Idol Backstage Scoop: Are Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey “Secret Friends? – The most surprising thing about Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj’s latest catfight on tonight’s American Idol wasn’t that it happened—by now, we know these divas live for the dramz—but rather that, after the show ended, the two seemed to be (gasp!) making nice because we spotted them carrying on an actual, by-all-appearances civil conversation at the judges’ table. – Read more at EOnline

American Idol: 5 Things About the Top 5 You Won’t Learn from TV – Five ladies under one roof is a lot of estrogen, but apparently not too much for American Idol’s season 12 finalists, who seem more like a sisterhood than competitors. PEOPLE caught up with each woman – Amber Holcomb, Kree Harrison, Janelle Arthur, Angie Miller and Candice Glover – on Tuesday in L.A., where they gave us a behind-the-scenes look at their lives vying for one of the biggest honors on TV … while still remaining best friends. – Read more at People

Idol Fantasia Loves The Voice: It’s Just About Talent – We ‘Need To Get Back To That’ – She was crowned the “American Idol” in 2004, but Fantasia Barrino admits she’s a huge fan of “Idol’s” rival show, “The Voice”! “I love ‘The Voice,’ honestly,” the singer told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Wednesday’s “Access Hollywood Live.” “They have their chairs turned, they’re not looking at what the person looks like – they’re going off of their talent. “I love that,” she added. “Love that!” – Read more at Access Hollywood

Fantasia Finds Inner “Peace”, Previews New Album

Jason Derulo, Jordin Sparks Pairing Up for ‘A Few Songs Together’ – Couple Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks have taken their relationship to the next level: the studio. “It could get kind of ugly in there sometimes but we made it happen,” Derulo told MTV News. “We kind of butt heads in the studio, a little bit.” But he says the singers were able to put aside their “control freak” studio tendencies to complete some new music. “We did a few songs together,” he said. “One will be on her album, one will be on mine.” – Read more at Billboard

Hudson: ‘Hearts go out’ to Boston – Singer Jennifer Hudson sent her love out to the people of Boston on Wednesday at the 2013 Grammys on the Hill Awards. “All our hearts go out praying for them, when I saw the news it literally stopped me in my tracks. It’s just heartbreaking and just devastating, you know, to see such a thing. It’s scary,” Hudson said. – Read more at Politico

Big Machine Music, Dr. Luke’s Prescription Form Joint Venture – Big Machine Music and Dr. Luke’s Prescription Songs have formed a joint venture to allow the two companies to co-publish songwriters with the goal of bringing country and pop writers into each other’s realm. The deal opens the door for the 30-to-40 writers in Dr. Luke’s camp to work with the 10 writers signed to the Big Machine’s relatively new publishing operation. While the pinnacle of the two sides is obviously getting material in the hands of Katy Perry and Taylor Swift, the partners view this as a far greater opportunity to develop new voices in the the country and pop arenas as well as expand the territory established writers are working in. Big Machine Music VP Mike Molinar and Prescription general manager Beka Tischker will oversee day to day management of the songwriters and artists. The first signing under the new deal is former “The Voice” contestant RaeLynn, who signed on prior to the ASCAP Pop Awards Wednesday night. RaeLynn begins recording her Big Machine debut next week. More announcements of signings are expected soon. – Read more at

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  • justmefornow

    11 Things You Didn’t See on TV (on last night’s Idol show)….

  • tripp_ncwy

    Lazaro Arbos “American Idol” Exit Interview – IDOLOGY

    Idol’s Lazaro Arbos on Sassing the Judges, Smuggled Whitney CDs, and ‘Courage’ Critiques! Plus: ‘No Way 5 Guys Could’ve Left in a Row’

  • Li Wright

    First, I think AI has the best judges. They haven’t been too wrong as far as choosing the top 10/12, and the winner usually goes on to have a spectacular career….remember music biz is tough.
    About Nicki and Mariah: I think somebody took them aside and told them to stop it….notice Nicki isn’t turning her back to Randy & Mariah anymore! Or, they read Nigel’s comments about the “chemistry”.

  • Li Wright

    I read the HR articles by Halperin, and I notice so far the audience members want hugs from Randy, Mariah and Keith, but nobody wanted hugs from Nicki?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Getting more delusional as time goes by. lol

  • abbysee

    Oh Lazaro, what a minefield that idology interview was! I do agree with one thing though, Mariah should have taken the gloves off, told him he couldn’t sing, and called it a day! Oh yeah, they were screwing with him behind the scenes. Totally believable. They were scared he would ruin their top five dragging his courageous tight pant self through missed key changes and lost lyrics!

    He has an attitude problem. He also has the wrong idea about how you treat the judges, boo indeed!

  • bridgette12

    Love that Fantasia is a fan of The Voice. Can’t wait for her new album.

  • tripp_ncwy

    So happy Lazaro has not filter. Would love to be a fly on the wall during the idol tour.

  • Larc

    Of course not! Nicki could play The Wicked Witch of the West in the reported 2014 remake of The Wizard of Oz and everybody would think it was type casting. ;)

  • tripp_ncwy

    ETOnline: Which ‘Idol’ Remixed A Classic The Best?


    Congratulations Adam on winning Favorite International Artist at the Chinese Music Awards!

  • Mateja Praznik

    One Direction wax figures:

    I seriously had to take a good look to tell apart the boys and their wax figures.

  • Face

    really… while well made… I thought the wax figures looked super plastic… so really easy to tell the difference :)

  • julesb2183

    LOL Fantasia. The judges might not be looking at their looks during the auditions, but I’ll bet anything the producers are. rofl.

  • Laura Corn

    Thanks from all of Adam’s fans for the mentioning this Mj. Oh, you didn’t? Pity!

  • bridgette12

    Have you seen the voice, there’s been some people on that show that’s not exactly supermodel material. All colors, all sizes and even openly gay contestants.

  • HermeticallySealed

    MJ has enough on her plate. It is simply not possible for her to keep track of every single thing. There are 12 seasons of Idol contestants and associated figures, 3 of the Voice, 2 of the XFUS, plus the foreign shows. Add in DWTS, SYTYCD, Survivor, etc. Things are going to get missed.

  • H.A.

    I’m not sure why fans worry so much if Adam gets any coverage on an Idol blog or not. It really has no reflection on his career. The news here is confined to the Idol bubble and for the few thousands who read it. There are so many Idols to cover and some get no exposure outside of the Idol blogs so it’s good for those who wants to hear news about their Idols there is some place for them to go. I like reading about other Idols here because
    other wise I wouldn’t know what was going on with them.

  • H.A.

    Adam will perform on the Chinese Idol opening gala and the other TV show.

    Adam will also be on the Chinese Idol finale.

  • bridgette12

    when people act childish, they don’t speak for me. Stop the BS!

  • bridgette12

    That’s cool and getting the opportunity for more face time on Chinese television is a total win.

  • Jason Gorny

    A question: Is his album selling well in China? I heard somewhere that he is doing very well internationally despite not having much success here in the US.

  • taylor

    Seriously, plese stop.

  • Liteasy

    n addition to a goosebump-inducing national anthem, the Bruins aired a montage of photos taken from the marathon, showcasing the courage of the Boston people and the first responders on that day. The video was set to the song “Home,” by Phillip Phillips.

  • H.A.

    Adam’s album has been consistent in sales on Chinese Amazon and other Chinese sales venues. He’s one of 2 International artists that are selling in the top 10.

  • julesb2183

    yeah, the producers fixed that this year lol

  • mjsbigblog

    I actually WANT to cover this in some way, but don’t have the info at my fingertips. You know, this isn’t being covered in the mainstream media here in the US AT ALL.

    I’m pretty flat out right now, preparing some posts and getting ready for tonight’s show, but if someone wants to point me in the right direction, or email info to me at mjsbigblog at gmail dot com, that would be helpful.

  • tucker davis

    The Bruins game used ‘Home’ in a video saluting Boston…but the best part of the video is when the huge crowd takes over the National Anthem…hard to fight the tears on this one.

  • bridgette12

    At least the producers on one of these shows are doing their job.

  • jpfan2

    I like this blog for the exact same reason. To be honest very few Idols who aren’t named Carrie or Kelly get much coverage in the mainstream media. Here you get info on almost everyone who’s been on the show. It’s great.

  • TheOther

    It is truly amazing how this song has impacted so many people.

  • H.A.

    I know. It’s why I don’t get the Adam isn’t covered here. He gets his share of coverage here where some think maybe too much and he gets plenty of mainstream coverage. Unless your a current Idol winner very few do. He’s also between albums were things die down a bit but even still there’s so much news on him to hold fans over until era 3 promo kicks in.

  • HermeticallySealed

    Hope you don’t think I was being snarky. Just pointing out that you are pretty busy and can’t be expected to post everything that happens.

  • Madilo

    so sad :(

  • H.A.

    It looks like Adam’s era 3 promo is starting to kick in. According to International fans he’ll have 3 featured articles on him in France, Russia and China Magazines in next months May issues.

    shoshanna stone ?@shoshannastone 3h

    Adam Lambert has picked himself up yet another award. The trophy cabinet in his house must be bulging by now!

    Adam Lambert Mention on E!News:

    Adam and Kelly Osbourne are neighbors and evidently they get together on the weekends for some hiphop hula hoops workouts. I needs video of this!!!

  • taylor

    Star Spotting: Adam Lambert Is The Crown Prince Of Glam At The Chinese Music Awards (PHOTO) :

  • mmb

    There are videos of Adams performances and acceptance speech on yesterday and today’s appearances thread. I’m an Adam fan but I don’t expect his – or any other Idol alum’s- overseas awards, concerts and appearances to be covered by US media. Unless there is an incident of some type ( major protest, criminal activity, appearing 3 hours late for an audience full of kids a la Bieber) the US media doesn’t report on this for any artist

  • Jordana33

    The two guys who made the finals last season weren’t exactly eye-candy and would have been considered too old for Idol, so Fantasia definitely has a point.

  • H.A.

    LOL. Byron is hilarious.

  • maymay

    Home is a tribute song for the Boston event.

  • Katie Smith

    She is still a fan of idol too.

  • blackberryharvest

    there’s been some people on that show that’s not exactly supermodel material.

    Same with idol.

  • blackberryharvest

    Has idol ever rejected a great singer in auditions for being ugly?

  • HKfan