Idol Headlines for 5/7/13

Tonight, Team Blake and Team Shakira perform for YOUR votes as The Voice LIVE playoffs continue. 8/7c. Tune in to Dancing with the Stars at 9/8c pm on ABC to find out WHO is leaving the ballroom.

Watch out for an announcement from NBC this afternoon at 4 pm. It’s not official, but rumor has it Carrie Underwood will be taking Faith Hill’s place as official singer, performing the Sunday Night Football intro on NBC.

Clay Aiken and Tony Winner Beth Leavel Star in North Carolina Theatre’s Drowsy Chaperone, Beginning May 7 – “American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken, who was seen on Broadway in Monty Python’s Spamalot, plays Man in Chair in North Carolina Theatre’s production of the award-winning musical The Drowsy Chaperone, which runs May 7-12 in the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts (formerly Progress Energy Center). – Read more at Playbill

Beverly’s Angie Miller visits with Centerville students during her trip home – Beverly, Mass. — Angie Miller, former Centerville student and current finalist on the hit reality competition show “American Idol” returned home on Saturday and made her former elementary school her first stop. Miller’s first grade teacher Fran Ridge produced a class photo from the 2000-2001 school year at Centerville Elementary School, when Miller was her student. Miller was shown in the upper-left corner of the photograph, where a poster in the background reading “Success!” was hanging up directly next to her. For Ridge, who remembers her former student clearly, the irony was far less than a coincidence. Read more at Wicked Local

Nicki Minaj and Jennifer Lopez

Nicki this photo with former American Idol judge, Jennifer Lopez. Jlo is rumored to be performing on the Idol finale next week.

Kellie Pickler Discusses Len Goodman’s Dancing Criticism

‘DWTS’ judge draws Twitter outrage after giving Kellie Pickler low score in week 8 – Pickler and Hough, along with third dancer Tristan McManus, turned out a dramatic interpretation of the Paso Doble. Their powerful, near-flawless moves were punctuated by perfectly timed flashes of lightning and mirrors breaking. The routine was impressive enough for judges Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli to award Pickler and her partners a perfect score of 10, but cranky judge Len Goodman thought that the dance was too gimmicky for his taste. “I was expecting more than flashing lights and crashing music,” Goodman scowled. “It was a hodgepodge of moves just out there to titillate the taste buds.” But instead of deducting a mere point or two from his score, the persnickety judge awarded the trio a spiteful 7. Read more at FOX News

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Nashville Shocker: [Spoiler Alert] Is Getting Killed Off – File this one under: Headlines we never thought we’d write! Sources tell E! News that ABC’s delicious (but normally not deadly) drama series Nashville (starring Connie Britton and Hayden Panetierre) will be doing a bit of housecleaning among the cast before the first season closes out—with a shocking storyline viewers wouldn’t expect. According to insiders, there will be two character deaths in Nashville’s gripping final episode, slated for May 22. (Nashville airs Wednesday nights.) And the DOA actors won’t be coming back on the show…assuming it returns in the fall. – Read more at EOnline

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  • Li Wright

    Oh no about Nashville & the deaths….who could it be? Maybe it’s Juliet’s mom?

  • jms


    Kind of what I hoped for regarding the Amber/Slezak interview, snarky buddy humor.

  • Larc

    Maybe Jolene and maybe Teddy, but this so-called spoiler about Nashville isn’t really a spoiler at all since it doesn’t reveal who gets killed off.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Pic of Clay and Beth Leavel from dress rehearsal for the “Drowsy Chaperone”.

  • Tusk

    OMG….Slezak really has a way with the Idol’s…. :D

  • Tusk

    New videos coming from Haley’s visit in Jakarta, Indonesia….

    They LOVE her there… The vids are from the private Meet and Greet for contest winners

    They sing “Free” along with her (and you can tell, Haley loves it :D )…. and it’s a boisterous reception.

    She also sings a bit of Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want To Miss a Thing” for them, by request <3

  • Tusk

    In case you missed it, she also performed MJ’s “The Way You Make Me Feel” in Jakarta :D

  • bestmusic

    I wish I lived closer so I could see Clay In The Drowsy Chaperone. Think he is going to be perfect for the roll with comedic timing. Also an impressive cast.

    I am a Nashville fan. Now wondering who is going. Hope it returns in the fall.

  • Larc

    Clay should remember to put makeup on his hands. His face color looks good, but his hands are ghostly white.

  • Beaugard Stevens

    Kellie appears slightly out of it in her interview, it is very strange

  • mjsbigblog

    Whoa K.

    Got behind on the daily Idol appearances posts. They will start again AND it will be the place where the 4,099 live version of X song will belong.

  • Tusk

    was I not supposed to post those here? I understood the “Idol appearances” thread to be for upcoming shows, since they almost always get started in the afternoon or later.
    I figured since these vids were from days before and just showed up on youtube, that this was the appropriate thread :P

  • elliegrll

    MTV posted some pictures of Nicki Minaj’s Kmart fashion line.

  • noname

    Break a leg tonight Clay Aiken as The man in the chair in Drowsy Chaperone. Wish I could be there.

    What was wrong with Len last night why did he give Kelly P. such a low score?

  • mjsbigblog

    ALL concert performances belong in the appearances post–when there is one. You understand there are 100+ Idols, X Factor, The Voice floating out there–many of them on tour.

    The concert vids–especially when completists arrive and post everything they find– can overwhelm what is essentially supposed to be discussion of CURRENT news.

    So, thanks for understanding.

  • John S

    Hmm I wonder what this could mean?

    Angie Miller ?@AngieAI12 @KaceyMusgraves can’t wait to finally meet you in person, girl!! =)

    Maybe I’m reading too much into it, but maybe Kacey will perform on the finale with Kree?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think that you may be right. From Twitter:

    KACEY MUSGRAVES ?@KaceyMusgraves 15h
    Tomorrow night I’ll be layin’ my head down in California. My heart miiiight just explode. #ohmygoodness ????????????

  • macfae

    I was hoping that might happen. …. I imagine Kree is thrilled to sing with her…how much more comfortable and relaxed to perform with a friend.

  • Bobbi

    That Fox article on DWTS has an error in it. It says that Kellie & Derek have immunity from last week, but that was used last week. I’m hoping their fans were angry enough last night that they voted and kept them safe!

  • KelseyW

    THAT is what I hoped would happen when those two met. Love it! LOL

    Can’t wait to see Michael’s interview with Amber :)