Idol Headlines for 4/22/13

The Battle Rounds continue on The Voice, tonight 8/7c on NBC.  Dancing With the Stars airs on ABC at 8/7c. RuPaul’s Drag Race airs on LOGO at 9/8c.

Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles Presents the 2nd Annual Voice Awards – LOS ANGELES, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (, whose mission is to change hearts and minds through the power of music, is pleased to present the second annual Voice Awards presented by First Investors. This year the organization will honor American Idol, AT&T, activists Fred Arens and Jason Duguay, and writer/director Liesel Reinhart. The Voice Awards will take place on Sunday, May 19, 2013, at the Globe Theatre in Universal City and will be hosted by Wilson Cruz with performances by Alex Newell (Glee) and De’Borah (The Voice). American Idol will receive the Visionary Voice Award for its talented group of contestants and alumni continuously voicing their support for equality. AT&T, GMCLA’s first sponsor, will be awarded the Corporate Voice Award. – Read more at The Wall Street Journal

Idology: Tightest Top 4 Race Ever! Plus: Is Idol Trying Too Hard to Make Amber Happen?

Read more at TV Line

Catching up with Colton Dixon – Colton Dixon is definitely pulling his weight on tour with Third Day this spring. The Season 11 American Idol finalist is turning out to be one of contemporary Christian music’s breakout success stories this year, and the tour headliners are taking notice. Third Day lead singer “Mac Powell’s joke every night is that my fans scream an octave higher than their fans,” says Dixon, who played Friday at David Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville. “It’s normally the mamas bringing their pre-teen girls to the shows, so the little girls are screaming for me and their mamas are screaming for Third Day.” – Read more at USA Today

Adam Lambert Joins Forces With AT+T and the Trevor Project – – Out and proud singer Adam Lambert has joined forces with AT&T and the Trevor Project for “Live Proud,” a campaign designed to further and fully support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning people — the LGBTQ community. The overall “Live Proud” effort invites the LGBTQ community to be empowered and proud, just like Glambert. The singer is offering a small group of contest winners the chance to enjoy an intimate gig in Los Angeles, at a small venue. Fans are asked to submit an image or story that represents an AT&T “Live Proud” moment, and that’s how they can enter for a chance to win the aforementioned AT&T VIP experience with Adam Lambert. – Read more at Pop Crush

Carrie Underwood Dishes on Disagreements With Husband Mike Fisher – Like any married couple, Carrie Underwood and husband Mike Fisher don’t always see eye to eye. But they’re not the type to have knock-down, drag-out fights that wake up the neighborhood. “I’ve never thrown anything,” Underwood said laughing during a recent interview with Taste of Country Nights host Jeremy Robinson. “We’re not big fighters,” she adds. Underwood says she doesn’t hide her anger, however, even in front of friends. She’ll let her hockey hubby know — in fact, sometimes she has to. – Read more at Taste of Country

Nikki Reed & Paul McDonald: Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race Couple! – Nikki Reed poses at the 37th Annual Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race held at the Long Beach Grand Prix on Saturday afternoon (April 20) in Long Beach, Calif. The 27-year-old actress was joined by her hubby Paul McDonald to cheer on her Twilight co-star Jackson Rathbone who was racing to raise money for children’s hospitals throughout the United States. – See the photos at Just Jared

Dancing’s Aly Raisman: “I Want to Do This for Boston” – Last Monday’s Dancing with the Stars was a tough one for Aly Raisman, not just because she flubbed a move in her samba, but because the Needham, Mass., native performed hours after the Boston Marathon bombings. (Her family and friends are OK.) “It was really difficult,” she tells “I just want to say that I love everyone back home from Boston. You’re all in our thoughts and prayers. Mark [Ballas] and I tweeted a picture of us making a heart. We’re all thinking about you. I’m so sorry that this happened. My heart goes out to everyone who’s affected. Hopefully I can do well for them. I want to do this for Boston.” – Read more at TV Guide

Adele, Simon Cowell, Warner Music Owner Len Blavatnik Rise on U.K. Rich List – LONDON – Adele, Simon Cowell, Paul McCartney and Daniel Radcliffe are among the British entertainment industry figures who saw their fortunes rise last year, according to the annual Sunday Times Rich List. Published on Sunday by the newspaper owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., the list of Britain’s 1,000 richest people also includes such new entrants as Coldplay star Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow and two other Hollywood power couples – Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter, as well as Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas. – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

Naya Rivera: Glee Cast Is Rooting for Cory Monteith – Naya Rivera has nothing but pride in her heart for her Glee costar Cory Monteith, who is currently in rehab for substance addiction. “He’s such an amazing person, and it takes a lot to be able to admit that you have a problem and then seek help,” Rivera, 26, told PEOPLE at the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday. – Read more at People

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  • Derrick Johnson

    I want to congratulate Phillip on his 2 Billboard Music award Nominations for Top Rock Album and Top Rock Song

  • Kesia Monteith

    For what it’s worth: Mario Lopez is confirmed to return to X-Factor….WITHOUT Khloe.

  • Anny_nanny

    Top Country Artist

    Carrie Underwood

  • Madilo

    YES at Phillip being nominated in two categories, he deserves it ! :) i hope he wins
    Congrats Phillip Phillips !

  • Anny_nanny

    I still hope that he would be forced to shave and put on a suit. )))

  • Madilo

    “Billboard Music Awards finalists were based on
    key fan interactions with music, including album and digital singles
    sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on
    Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, VEVO, Spotify and other popular online
    destinations for music. These measurements were tracked year-round by
    Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and
    Next Big Sound.”

    “Fans can vote for their favorite finalist now at “

  • Madilo

    May 19th is the airing of the 2013 Billboard Music Awards on ABC.Let’s see if he does not have a tour that date and then speculate whether he’ll be there or not and shaved and in a suit
    I’m not hopeful, the competition is tough

  • Aakash Mansukhani

    I will be performing “Silver Lining” on @AmericanIdol Thursday Night 4/25!

    #Surprise :)
    ” – Lee Dewyze

  • fuzzywuzzy

    The Billboard awards used to be based on sales, but I see that they have expanded the criteria to other factors as well.

  • Aakash Mansukhani

    got it from his fb page

  • wordnerdarchie

    Good for Lee, I’m happy he gets to come back on Idol and play his newest release.

  • Mateja Praznik

    How exciting! [/sarcasm]

    I mean, really? Lee DeWyze?

  • Jason Gorny

    Bummed Kelly was not nominated.

  • Madilo

    i posted the criteria four posts below you

  • girlygirl

    Normally I’d say any Idol who gets nominated for an award on which fans can vote would have a really good chance of winning, since Idol fanbases are so great at voting. But I haven’t noticed any real evidence of Phillip’s fans spamming polls or other fan-related contests, so it will be interesting to see if he wins these awards.

    But no matter the outcome, congrats to Phillip (and Carrie) on their nominations. Very cool :)

  • jpfan2

    That’s exciting! I hope the winner is picked by sales because then Home is a shoe in for top rock song!

  • girlygirl

    Good for Lee. Not surprised that he got this slot, since he is still managed by 19.

    My only question is how much this will help him, since that single isn’t scheduled to be released until June. So it’s not like people can go download it right after his performance.

    Still, promo is promo :)

  • curly_yenta

    Music City USA – a new full length documentary about the music scene in Nashville can be ordered on-line at It features a host of country music legends such as Vince Gill, Naomi Judd, Ricky Scaggs, Larry Gatlin, Charlie Daniels, The Oak Ridge Boys, and our very own Season 5 Idol winner Taylor Hicks, among many others.

    The trailer:

  • jpfan2

    I agree. Normally anything fan voted is a lock for an Idol. But P2 just doesn’t follow the normal Idol pattern. He has fans but I’m not sure they’re crazed enough to vote 24/7 like other Idol fanbases.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    lol Yes, that’s why I wrote “I see that they have ….”.

  • jpfan2

    I wonder who’ll perform on 4/24 with Lee DeWyze? I can’t even imagine.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Maybe, Crystal?

  • naturallivng

    I knew it! He mentioned on Twitter a big surprise coming up – Yay!
    That’s fantastic news for Lee – such a nice, honest guy with a real talent for story telling.

  • Liteasy

    He’s done both of these before.

  • Anny_nanny


  • Anny_nanny

    I know, I want to repeat!

  • jpfan2

    He’s on a break from touring. I think this is an awards show where only the winners bother to attend. Kind of doubt he shows unless he’s won.

  • suenigma

    That is great. Lee is a really good songwriter with beautiful vocal tone. He sooooo deserves this opportunity.

  • Li Wright

    Loved Slezak and Melinda’s conspiracy theory….right on! Notice the “save” has now been moved up to the top 5, (to save AMBER?) when it was never historically considered for that.

  • Madilo

    i hope some crazed fans vote for him hahah, would be so cool to see him win and i would also love to hear his acceptance speech lol

  • Lexie O’Neill

    Scotty at the Connecticut radio station this past weekend, giving pitching lessons:)

  • dd999

    That’s such a good video of Scotty talking baseball. He looks so relaxed, even chewing gum as he talks. Lexie, did you hear somewhere, that he was asked to apply with a team?? Seems to me I heard something to that effect? Scotty has matured so much…..not a kid any longer.

  • dd999

    I hope your wrong about Kree. She’s the one that impresses me the most…..such a beautiful tone to her voice and so pleasant to listen to. I’m hoping she makes a big come back this week. Last week though she chose a song by Celine Dion that I’ve never heard before, I like her version of that song better than Celines’. version.

  • Lexie O’Neill

    Yes, he was recruited for the White Sox…even filled out the paperwork, but didn’t hear any more after that. Really, how many pitchers have a .88 ERA? :)

  • mmb

    supposedly ariane grande and fall out boy….which would explain why fall out boy was just randomly sitting in the audience last week. I’d guess they pre-recorded their performance

  • jdanton2

    Jordin Sparks rapping on this song for some kids related project she has been involved with . Doug E Fresh is rapping and beat boxing along on the song called Rappin Hood.
    A pic from the shoot.

  • Nadine_Bitch

    Could be Jordin.

  • jdanton2

    Jordin is actually recording a full song with Doug E Fresh who i think will be part of as well. This was done during a break.
    “Punch Monkeys ?@PunchMonkeys 13 Apr
    Super successful biz trip to NY directing a music video for Hip Hop Public Health featuring Dr.Oz, Jordin Sparks,…
    9:42 PM – 13 Apr 13″
    “Punch Monkeys ?@PunchMonkeys 8m
    Check out this video of @JordinSparks & @RealDougEFresh taking a break from shooting the “Everybody” music video!…
    2:58 PM – 22 Apr 13″

  • Fausto Karlaire

    “Home” is on the soundtrack of the soap opera “Sangue Bom”, produced by Globo (Brazil’s largest TV channel)

  • Tinawina

    Even though I feel like things are a bit unpredictable right now, I still don’t see Amber making the finale. I still think the final 2 will come from the Candice-Kree-Angie trio.