Idol Headlines for 6/29/13

Brooke White appears in Banner 4th of July movie, tonight on The Hallmark Channel at 9 and 11 pm EDT.

Kelly Clarkson tweeted, “Check out my episode of On Tour: Tait Stages: The Pods – Kelly Clarkson next Tuesday at 9:30 PM EST on @AXSTV! Watch a BTS video HERE.

Derek Hough to be Featured in Kellie Pickler’s Someone Somewhere Tonight Video – The timing is tri-fold great. Hot on the high heels of her and partner Derek Hough’s win of the 16th season “Dancing with the Stars” followed by millions of viewers, Pickler’s also riding the radio waves with a new single, “Someone Somewhere Tonight.” The video for that song, which also features Hough, matches the heartfelt, passionate song with a passionate video and dance. It lacks just a few small edits before its release. “The first of July is what we’re shooting for, but it could be before then,” she says. – Clarion Ledger

Carrie Underwood Shoots Video for NFL Sunday Night Football Theme

Chris Collinsworth from NBC tweeted, “Carrie Underwood preparing to Rock the NFL on NBC. Proud to have her on our team.” Carrie will perform the Sunday Night Football theme “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” for NBC Sunday Night Football. She shot video on Friday.

American Idol alumni to sing and talk with fans at Midway Music Concert Series – SYRACUSE — Three American Idol stars are slated to sing, and answer questions from fans as part of the free Midway Music Series at the New York State Fair this August. Diana DeGarmo, Ace Young, and Blake Lewis will perform Tuesday, August 27 at 7:30 p.m. – Read more at CNYCentral

Kelly Clarkson show in Troy cut short by rain – A few thousand Kelly Clarkson fans were rained out of a free performance from the original “American Idol” winner Friday when the pop singer’s appearance tied to the Somerset Collection’s Microsoft Store opening was cut short due to heavy rains. Clarkson was 20 minutes into a rainy set outdoors in the parking lot behind the former Kmart headquarters, across Coolidge Highway from Somerset, when rains went from steady to a full-on downpour. – Read more at The Detroit News

First Person – Blake Lewis: Life After ‘American Idol’ – How can “American Idol” keep going without the people who built it from the ground up? I was on one of the last seasons of “AI” that had the original cast of Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson. I couldn’t believe the universe had put me on a television show. Lucky for me, it did…and it was live! I could be myself, and America could love or loathe me at an instant. Since then, every judge has left. Randy held out for 12 seasons and continued to help mold modern competitive TV. With producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick and all of the judges departing, it was like breaking up a family of friends. – Read more at

‘The Voice’ winner Danielle Bradbery returns to Houston – HOUSTON – Danielle Bradberyhas plenty to celebrate as she heads back to the Houston area for a big celebration given by her hometown. On Saturday at the Community of Faith Church in Hockley, a homecoming for Bradbery will be held, where she is expected to sing at least one song. After winning Season 4 of NBC’s ‘The Voice,’ the Cypress native was in Nashville this week recording her first two singles. She also had a photo shoot for her new music label. – Read more at Click2Houston

  • mchcat

    Scotty and Casey J on the same show tonight

    Tuttle Creek State Park

    Manhattan KS.


    5.30pm Casey James

    7.30pm Scotty McCreery

    9.30pm Trace Atkins

  • irockhard

    The Seacliff Okies: “Porch Drinkin” (Podcast #1):

  • curly_yenta

    Here’s a picture of Taylor Hicks with two of Bally’s Jubilee showgirls on the red carpet last night at the premier of “Veronic Voices” starring Veronic DiCaire (a Celine Dion protégé), the newest headliner at Bally’s in Las Vegas. I love the way the Vegas headliners support each other, each showing up for their respective debuts.

  • lovetheusa1776

    Cute pic – Taylor looks very happy here.

  • Guest

    Should be good. This is the venue for tonight

    Mike McCreery ?@MikeMGarner 33m
    Venue for today here in Manhattan, Kansas for the Country Stampede.…3047680/photo/1

  • L. R. M. L.

    Scotty’s concert for tonight should be good. This is the venue.
    Mike McCreery ?@MikeMGarner 33m
    Venue for today here in Manhattan, Kansas for the Country Stampede.…3047680/photo/1

  • L. R. M. L.

    Last night sold out concert was also quite a success.

    #whiskeywild ?@WhiskeyWildCoMo 10h
    Scotty McCreery put on an unbelievable show tonight! Expect nothing less from the #whiskeywild experience!

  • Liteasy

    Taylor is always surrounded by women!!

  • heartly

    Looks like windmills was right about Derek appearing in Kellie’s video. :)

    I feel bad for those that camped out overnight to see Kelly at the Microsoft opening in Detroit yesterday. Of course it would have to be a torrential downpour when she took the stage, not before or later. People seemed to take it in stride and understood when they had to cut it short.

    Here’s a clip of her chatting with the crowd telling them that if they’re standing in the rain, so will she:
    And then a clip when the real rain came:

    One of my favorite things about these Microsoft shows that she does are the M&G pictures. She’s game for just about anything at them. There was one clever group that even wrangled Brandon into the photo with them.

    She has another Microsoft show in Indianapolis today, hopefully the weather is decent for them. And hopefully her band gets there, they’ve been stranded at the airport in Detroit since last night.

    In other tl;dr Kelly news, on Thursday she had the photoshoot for her Christmas album with Jeremy Cowart being the photographer. He had some really nice words about Kelly afterwards:

    Jeremy Cowart ?@jeremycowart 27 Jun
    It’s a wrap with @kelly_clarkson!!
    2 Things: She’s the nicest, most laid back person ever. And insanely talented in front of the camera.

    Lastly, there was a writing camp held in LA this week for her for the next album. Pulse Recording documented many of the people that were included in it and the list is long and varied. Here, here, and here. If you search the #kellycamp hastag on twitter and instagram more things are pulled up.

  • dd999

    It appears to have been a whirlwind for Danielle, since she won The Voice. Its incredible how fast everything is happening for her, all the interviews, in addition, to having recorded two singles already, all, in such a short time. She looks adorable in this video but her eyes look a wee bit tired, so going home to see everyone, soak everything in, and rest is probably all she’s thinking of!

  • L. R. M. L.

    I bet Kellie’s video for SST with Derek will be absolutely stunning.

    Roman White the Director does such great work. Can’t wait to see it.
    He’s also directing Scotty’s SYT’s music video which should come out shortly after Kellie’s.

  • Guest

    Allison Iraheta and her band Halo Circus are performing tonight,
    7pm Saint Rocke Hermosa Beach
    It’s an hour long set and it’s FREE.

  • Shannen

    Allison Iraheta and her band Halo Circus are performing a 1hr set tonight and its FREE =)

    @Halo Circus?

    7 PM

  • curly_yenta

    A new Taylor Hicks album may not be too far in the future for us thirsty fans! He’s recording vocals for a new ‘country/soul’ album and has been working with Nashville heavyweight writers Ben Hayslip, Wendell Mobley and Jimmy Yeary and producer Micky Jack Cones. Latest tweet:

    Taylor Hicks ?@taylorhicks
    How is everyone? Great Flight. Recording vocals this week in Nashville. #cheers

  • irockhard

    Did I hear SONY is excited?!!…— James Durbin (@DurbinRock) June 29, 2013

    He won’t elaborate, so let the speculation begin!

  • jdanton2

    Candice will be on a extra Saturday edition of 106 &Park tonight at 6pm .supposedly will be going to the BET Awards tomorrow as well.

    “Candice Glover ?@CandiceGlover 4h
    Good morning! Got a lot of radio interviews today, a sit down interview with Ms. Letoya Luckett, as well as 106 & park later :)
    8:31 AM – 29 Jun 13″

  • girlygirl

    Doesn’t Sony distribute Wind-Up’s releases? I saw Sony tweeting about Jillette Johnsn’s new cd the other day

  • irockhard

    Yes, they’re one of their distributors.

  • patriciajames

    There’s no place like Manhattan KS tonight,
    There’s no place like Manhattan KS tonight…..
    Rats …. didn’t work.
    Anyone have a pair of magic ruby slippers?

  • girlygirl

    so maybe James means they’ve heard what he’s working on?

  • irockhard

    That’s what I’m going with too right now. And if they’re excited about his stuff that can only be good for him.

  • H.A.

    TONIGHT!! Adam in concert in Orlando, Florida at Universal Studios Florida.
    More info:

    Fans started lining up before the place opened at 9Am. Concert starts at 8pm.

    Orlando Informer ?@OrlandoInformer

    The @adamlambert fans at @UniversalORL are a tenacious group indeed – it’ll be worth it

    sara fears: Adam Lambert attracts a very wide variety of an audience. I’m actually really surprised. Duh!

    Adam Lambert Promo @ CALIFORNIA MID-STATE FAIR Paso Robles, CA

  • H.A.

    KMS ?@kms15423
    .@shoshannastone Guess who made the World Pride Power list? @adamlambert :)

    shoshanna stone ?@shoshannastone
    @kms15423 I know!

    shoshanna stone ?@shoshannastone
    @kms15423 ;) we’re just at the beginning

    Can’t wait for what’s to come!!!!

  • tucker davis

    Taylor has gotten better looking with age!

  • bridgette12

    I love Shoshanna and I can’t wait for the surprises coming up.

  • YankeeFan08

    Hmmm … “we’re just at the beginning” … I am intrigued. :)

  • Larc

    Universal Studios urged people who wanted to be close to the stage to get in line early.

    “We expect this to be the busiest concert of the season, as Adam has some seriously devoted fans. As a result the line to get the best concert viewing spots will likely start when the park opens. If you want to be one of the fans close to the stage when Adam performs, plan on getting to Universal Studios Florida at 9:00am and getting in line — maybe 10:00am at the latest.”

  • H.A.

    Busier than Pitbull’s? So they say.

  • girlygirl

    So I’m listening to KBIG (the main HAC station here in L.A.) driving home from work this afternoon, and they first play GGG, then the DJ gives Phillip a nice plug talking about how he’s opening for John Mayer at the Verizon Amphitheatre later this summer.

    Then they tease the music coming up next and then (after a boatload of commercials, sigh) they play WWFM.

    So that perked up my drive home :)

  • H.A.

    Adam and BRAVO’s Andy Cohen at CHER’s Grand Opening of Q at Marquee in NYC.

    No pictures of Adam and Cher :( but spottings up at the VIP hanging together.

    Adam posing with a fan in NYC.

    Nevada ?@SnowWhiteplus7
    Ran into the amazing @adamlambert today! Thank you for being so nice and saying hi!!! You made my day!

    Nevada ?@SnowWhiteplus7
    Got such a nice response from the 1st pic, thought I’d better share another with @adamlambert #bestdayofmylife

    Nevada ?@SnowWhiteplus7
    Walking with @adamlambert #bestdayofmylife

  • Madilo

    Thanks for the heads up Girly, we appreciate it !!

  • H.A.

    A little off topic but OMG so cute the littlest bert of them all.

  • justmefornow

    LMFAO! I don’t know what was better, the Lenny Kravitz MTV story or the foot pedicure story. Hilarious!

  • YankeeFan08

    Huge crowd for Adam’s show at Universal Orlando

    @ OrlandoInformer
    I’ve seen many shows at @UniversalORL, never seen anything like the #AdamInvasion – u outta RT this to tell the world

  • H.A.

    The crowds that Adam pulls in with no radio or hit singles is
    amazing. His next concert at San Diego County State Fair is selling quick. Now why no U.S. tour again? #slightlybitter.

  • YankeeFan08

    That’s adorable!

  • alterego

    Now why no U.S. tour again? #slightlybitter.

    Because there’s not enough interest in the U.S. That’s why he had to go to Asia #justtellingthetruth

  • YankeeFan08

    If there was no interest, he wouldn’t be playing to crowds like the one in the pic above. If there was no interest, he would be playing in dive bars for 50 people. Clearly, there’s interest.

  • alterego

    I never said no interest. I said not enough.

  • H.A.

    Adam is wearing shorts and boots and his gloves. He’s complaining it’s too hot. The guys are screaming “take it off”. lol. They must not be fans because they would know that will never ever happen. It’s a family show dudes!!!

  • H.A.

    Don ‘t forget South Africa, UK and Eastern Europe.

  • bridgette12

    Who would complain about going to China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, South Africa and Europe in the past year? You got some Idols that never get that opportunity.

  • H.A.

    Maybe if he was an opening act to a bigger star he would “maybe” play to a bigger crowd but as a headliner he sells out to crowds some acts wish they could pull in. Like Adam said after album 3 a bigger and better tour but for now back to the studio. His international tour pays way more than any U.S. tour could ever.

    @shoshannastone: How many people?!!! @adamlambert

    Go Shoshanna! Do your job!!

  • bridgette12

    I would much rather he headline than open for someone. If he headlines, we get more songs and more time to enjoy the eyecandy on stage coming from Adam and his band.

  • bridgette12

    Very intrigued! I wish she would give us a small hint, we can keep a secret.

  • H.A.

    KIIS LA biggest Top 40 station next to z100 in NY is now giving away tickets to anyone in their VIP club to Adam’s private show July 3, 2013. It was only suppose to be a very small private event but it looks like up to 300 people will be allowed.

  • Sharon S.

    I was there! Being in “the thick of things,” it was hard to judge the overall demographics of the audience, but the people immediately around me were a varied lot. The show was fantastic! Adam was melting in the heat and humidity, but made a joke of it and gave his all as always. Pleased that he added “Kickin In” back into the set list, along with other faves like “Is This Love” and “Fever”. Great response from the crowd. Fantastic time!

  • girlygirl

    That’s not entirely correct. If you are a member of the KIIS VIP club you use 500 points to enter the contest to try and win tickets. They aren’t just handing them out.

  • H.A.

    You are correct girlygirl. I should have worded it differently and didn’t mean to suggest they were give the tickets away. Like you said you have to enter the contest and try to win.

  • Sharon S.

    And what’s even more impressive is that he isn’t an artist who can rely on a huge back catalog to attract concert goers. But attract them he does.

  • alterego

    If there really is such a demand for a tour in the U.S., why didn’t Adam Lambert embark on one last year? It would have been the ideal time with the release of Trespassing. He had the Glamnation tour the summer after FYE was released. But when Trespassing bomb, I’m sure they could not get the financing for a tour in the U.S.

  • HKfan

    Orlando Informer ?@OrlandoInformer
    19,000 and counting…
    great crowd:)

  • HKfan

    It was a year ago that Adam first performed in Kiev with Queen to a 250,000 crowd…

    Queen ?@QueenRockBand 1h

    Today in Music History: 2012 Queen + @adamlambert perform at the Maidan Nezalezhnosti, Kiev, Ukraine ?

  • H.A.

    But when Trespassing bomb, I’m sure they could not get the financing for a tour in the U.S..

    I doubt that. There are Idols who sold less/ without labels who are touring. Putting a tour together isn’t that big of a deal. Even if 500 people show up it’s still a tour. There were probably many people deciding it was best for Adam to spend his time back in the studio and him not touring in the U.S this album era is not that big of a deal.

  • alterego

    I was addressing the issue that you had initially brought up???

    Now why no U.S. tour again? #slightlybitter.

    not touring in the U.S this album era is not that big of a deal.

  • Portia

    Brooke was great in her acting debut, very natural. (and looked great) Not the strongest script but enjoyable. Love her music.

  • Heidijoy

    Enjoyed Brooke’s show on Hallmark. Songs on ITunes!!

  • Heidijoy

    Looking forward to Kellie’s video with Derek!!!

  • Montavilla

    Good luck!

  • girlygirl

    Lots of people — including a whole bunch of ex-Idols — who are far less successful than Adam do US tours all the time, although for the most part, these people are playing fairly small venues. So if Adam wanted to do a US tour those type of venues, he would have little trouble booking places to play and bringing in the crowds. But it could simply be that it simply makes more financial sense to play overseas, where he is going to get to perform in bigger venues and get more publicity for his shows.

    But I would bet that he will do some sort of US tour in support of album #3

  • asifclueless

    Adam Lambert – Chokehold at Universal Studios Orlando

  • Kariann Hart

    Yes, she did a really good job! Her first TV Movie role was “Change of Plans” in January, 2011. I think with some acting lessons, she could be a first class actress. She’s one of my favorites from Idol!

  • Kariann Hart

    Adam was better than outstanding when playing with Queen. I can’t think of anyone who can come that close to Freddie Mercury as an entertainer.

  • asifclueless
  • Kariann Hart

    I can just see Adam being the opening act for Lady Gaga. However, those tickets would cost a fortune. He’s so talented and will one day have a huge U.S, tour.

  • asifclueless
  • H.A.

    @rainierstar: Holy crap!! That’s a sea of people!! RT @feraltwirler WOW!! That audience!

    PAULVANDYK Paul van Dyk


  • asifclueless

    Outlaws of Love at Universal Studios Orlando

  • asifclueless

    Fever (Partial) at Universal Studios Orlando
    (Adam jumped into the audience)

  • asifclueless

    Good Night All.

    Going to bed with this sweaty tweet. :-D

    Adam Lambert

    Thank you Universal Studios Orlando! I had a great, sweaty time tonight! What a GREAT audience!!

  • Anny_nanny

    I’m glad that they’re still playing Adam’s hit.

  • Guest
  • taylor

    There was enough interest. Adam and his team decided to spend his time promoting internationally, especially in areas of Asia that he hadn’t reached during the FYE era. He has done several one off concerts over the past year in the US, where he has sold well or drawn an excellent crowd, and he is continuing to do these types of one off shows.

    Adam could have easily done a US tour in venues the size of most of his GNT shows, but he concentrated on international touring and opportunities that paid very well and will, more than likely, continue to bring him some big money and even bigger opportunities in the future.

    Adam is continuing to do some Pride events and Fair type shows that generally play to many casual fans, instead of just a few hundred hardcore fans. Look at the audience for tonight’s show: 19,000 included a ton of non Idol-bubble people!

  • breakdown

    So very tiresome in here.

  • Incipit

    I caught some of Brooke’s show – she did do a good job acting, also looked and sounded great. Nice to see her getting these gigs.

  • asifclueless

    Universal Studio Orlando ?80-Min Full Set?

  • lovetheusa1776

    That was one helluva concert. One great performer with his band – that’s all you need.

  • me4schur

    Tapping fingers…tapping fingers…Still waiting on a headline article on Adam Lambert’s Universal Studio Orlando concert…

  • mjsbigblog

    Keep tapping.

  • lovetheusa1776

    For those interested, Jesha84 has superb vids of the Orlando Concert.

  • esther macha

    Watched vids all day yesterday from Orlando. Soon as I thought I was caught up there would be more. Adam sure looked happy , looked great and sounded great even in the heat.

  • lovetheusa1776

    Not only the vids, but the pics emerging are incredible as well. Some absolutely stunning ones. What an outstanding subject for the camera he is on stage.

  • lovetheusa1776
  • Axxxel

    No time to tap… 2 events for Adam Lambert coming up this week: San Diego fair ( 2 July) and this private concert ( 3 July ) that is related to that AT&T campaign with LGBTQ youth… if I am not mistaken…

  • Axxxel

    Sorry fellow Glamberts, am late to the party but just in time for Adam going to perform at a fair in his hometown San Diego on 2 July…

  • Axxxel

    Maybe this is Adam Lambert’s way to promote himself to a new audience…who are not really aware of Adam and who just happen to be at the venue and want to have a good time.

    If he was doing an US tour, then he would only introduce himself to an audience who is already aware of Adam because they are fans OR they are friends or relatives of his fans…

  • Axxxel

    You are so lucky…

  • lovetheusa1776
  • lovetheusa1776

    Another great Lambert pic from Orlando