Idol Headlines for 6/6/14

The CMA Festival continues today in Nashville. Set to perform are Danielle Bradbery, Kellie Pickler, Rae Lynn, Lauren Alaina, and Blake Shelton.  Click to see the Schedule

‘Idol’ Fan Favorite Savion Wright Brings His Wright Stuff to Yahoo – But when Savion visited Yahoo Music’s headquarters shortly after the Season 13 finale to perform another original tune, “That’s How We Go,” of course the question had to be asked. Will Savion be back on the show? And how does he feel about his overall experience with Idol? Watch the interview above to find out what’s in store for Savion Wright and Season 14. (He’s probably going to audition again) – Read more at Yahoo.com

CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood, LeAnn Rimes, and More on the Red Carpet with Extra Correspondent, Lauren Alaina!

Carrie Underwood: Keith Urban Is Sexiest In Country Music, But Husband Mike Fisher Is Sexiest Man I Know – Watch out, Nicole Kidman! Carrie Underwood told Us Weekly at the 2014 CMT Awards on Wednesday, June 4, that her choice for sexiest man in country music is Keith Urban — but he pales in comparison to her husband Mike Fisher. Underwood, 31, explained why she chose Urban — instead of other hunky country crooners like Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, and Blake Shelton — as her top pick: “Keith is just so talented and so good with a guitar,” she said, and according to the powerhouse songstress, it also helps that Urban is so open about his marriage. “[He is] so in love with his wife,” she gushed, “and, well, that’s sexy.” – Read more at USMagazine

Road to the Tonys: For Jazzy ‘After Midnight,’ Creatives Are Still Riffing and Improvising – When Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight and Fantasia Barrino take the stage during the Tony Awards ceremony Sunday night, they’ll be there to showcase the new musical contender “After Midnight.” But they won’t be doing a number you’ll see in the show. Instead, they’ll be performing in a new sequence that works the three guest stars — who have appeared or will appear separately in the production — into a full-cast mashup of two numbers from the musical. “It doesn’t exist in the show,” said director Warren Carlyle of the sequence. “It’s a Tony special.” – Read more at Variety

  • lkingcorn

    Always look forward to the Tonys, which I think is more entertaining than most of these celebrity driven shows. And I’m pretty sure no Jlo or Pitbull, which s a big plus.

  • Sassycatz

    That’s because the show is dependent on what’s actually happening on Broadway, rather then it doesn’t matter what’s happening in the music or TV industry, we’ll trot out the same stale performers year after year … and probably give them awards as well.

  • Corrine43180

    Pictures of Jlo’s costumes from her concert last night. She definitely has a favorite ass-et. I don’t spy Pia, but maybe I missed her.

    http://tomandlorenzo.com/2014/06/jennifer-lopez-at-bronx-concert/

  • Mateja Praznik

    One Direction are playing the Wembley stadium tonight!

  • justmefornow

    James is singing today in L.A. at the Special Olympics.

    James Durbin ?@DurbinRock 11m
    A little press with ktla5 http://instagram.com/p/o6Ql9mLyUg/

  • Lexie O’Neill

    This is so funny. Classic Scotty. This is actually an interview with Brad, but at the end of the first short segment he imitates Scotty.:)

    http://www.siriusxm.com/thehighway

  • tripp_ncwy

    USA Today: Wal-Mart brings in the stars for shareholders meeting

    “The four-hour meeting was a star- and selfie-studded spectacle, with performances by Pharrell, Robin Thicke, Florida Georgia Line, Sarah McLachlan, Aloe Blacc — sans Avicii — and Harry Connick Jr. Employees took selfies with executives, the celebs took selfies with the audience.”

    http://usat.ly/1pf2qa4

  • Corrine43180

    Did Caleb perform at all?

  • Eilonwy_has_an_emu

    Did Caleb perform at all?

    This week, he’s tweeted about starting work on his album plus promo for the album and the Idols tour, with zero mention of going anywhere else. So I’d guess that’s a no.

  • Sassycatz

    Looks like Harry Connick Jr. is representing Idol.

  • tripp_ncwy

    No idols appeared this year. The only idol connection was Harry as the host of the event and he performed a few songs.

  • jcabby

    Yes Savion will audition for Idol again! One of my favorites. Still don’t get why he was cut, but it’s great news he will audition for Season 14.

  • Care Bear4U

    Pharrell Williams on the Today Show… Takes about upcoming gig on The Voice, his crush Carl Sagen.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBF0I1oCKOY

  • Tess Herself

    In my humble opinion Savion was cut because the suits at Idol didn’t want the death of his brother (and it was and still is tragic and heart rendering) to be the main focus (as fans are want to do) during his tenure on Idol (shades of Danny…can’t remember his last name). The kid is young, very talented, and will have a place in the entertainment business but, I feel, TPTB thought it would be better for him to wait a year and come back without the albatross of a back story that could have torn him apart psychologically. We fans can be cruel.

  • Larc

    That’s probably why Savion didn’t make it and was a valid reason to cut him, IMO. But I do hope he auditions again next season. He was hands down my #1 pick for S13 before all the stuff about his brother got in the way.

  • Larc

    Maybe they didn’t want their floor or mike stand destroyed when Caleb performed his one trick.

  • jcabby

    Yes. Good point. Also, the whole experience of the process could prepare him for the whole thing.

  • Liteasy

    Wonder if that’s an indication as to the outside “gigs” he’s going to not get!

  • Incipit

    Weird. Walmart is still a market for digital music, even if they don’t carry as many CD’s – and the rationale behind the Idol winners singing at the Stockholders Meeting every year was to begin to get their music out – because Walmart will carry their albums when they drop.

    Now Interscope doesn’t even bother with these two? I don’t find that reassuring in any way.

    JMO.

  • girlygirl

    I’m about to head back out into the Nashville heat to go see Kellie Pickler play the Riverfront Stage at the CMA Festival. I’ve never seen her live before, so I’m kinda excited :)

  • Eilonwy_has_an_emu

    Walmart is still a market for digital music, even if they don’t carry as many CD’s

    What? No. Walmart discontinued selling downloads three or four years ago — it was early August, but I don’t remember if it was 2010 or 2011 or maybe even 2009. Walmart sells only physical media and remains one of the largest sellers of it.

  • Eilonwy_has_an_emu

    Wonder if that’s an indication as to the outside “gigs” he’s going to not get!

    But but but but… he doesn’t need to sell music because people will want to pay to hear him live!

    To be fair, I don’t think any Idol winner would have gotten the gig this year. The event planners had only to look at the (lack of) press and the (lack of) iTunes sales to figure the winner isn’t an insta-star any more.

  • Incipit

    What, I have that backwards? Good to know!

    Shows how much I don’t buy from them, but shutting down an avenue of possible promotion in any market can’t be a good thing for this Season’s Top 2, I think.

    JMO.

    .

  • http://www.mjsbigblog.com/ mjsbigblog

    There hasn’t been a current Idol at the Walmart Shareholders meeting since Season 10.

    Phillip probably skipped it due to his health issues, but Candice didn’t perform last year, either.

    I didn’t even bother to monitor it this morning, because I assumed Caleb wouldn’t be there.

  • lkingcorn

    It apears that TPTB aren’t really interested in pushing their winners beyond the tour and a promised album that may or may not get out on time. I!m glad Caleb is so optimistic. Let’s hope he doesn’t run into Candance and get hit with a dose of reality. So the judges are now the real stars of the show and public appearances will now go to them. OK!

  • lkingcorn

    If it wasn’t for award shows over the years I would have no idea who Pitbull is. Not my kind of music. I of course have ways known who Jlo is. It use to be there wasn’t a red carpet she didn’t love…actually not much has changed.

  • Mel432

    Do you live in Nashville?

  • Miz

    Have a great time. I would expect Kellie to be a lot of fun and great music live.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Billboard: The Future of Interscope: Iovine Is Gone, But It’s Still Full Steam Ahead

    “In fact, Janick has been “100 percent running” day-to-day operations for at least a year, adds an insider at Universal Music Group (UMG),…”

    http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/record-labels/6113858/the-future-of-interscope-iovines-gone-john-janick?utm_source=twitter

    ETA: No wonder Jimmy disappeared from idol.

  • justmefornow

    A brief pre-games interview with James on KTLA channel 5 this morning:
    http://ktla.com/2014/06/06/special-olympics-summer-games-local-international-competition/#axzz33npTQkzq

    durbinrock 4 hours ago
    SO MANY ATHLETES!! #SpecialOlympics athletes from 12 countries. It was an honor to sing for you.
    http://instagram.com/p/o6dMZWLyYw/

  • Miz

    I really like Savion a lot – both his music and personality. I’m happy to hear he’ll audition for next year.

  • halo9125

    Pia Toscano wrote an article for ESPN.com about the Stanley Cup, and what it means to her to be the LA Kings good luck charm.

    http://espn.go.com/nhl/story/_/id/10863682/does-stanley-cup-mean-you

  • girlygirl

    yup, just moved there last week

  • tripp_ncwy

    Kris Allen @KrisAllen
    Check out my cover of “Sweet Baby James” #rooftopsessions youtu.be/Zg3GIgrWjKE

  • Q3

    It is very unlikely that Caleb would have a big selling album even if he had massive support from 19 and UMG. But since his “winner’s” single did not sell, and he does not seem to think that being “current” matters, why would UMG invest much in him?

  • MissMyEm

    One of my all time favorite songs by James Taylor. Kris does it justice.

  • Miz

    It is fantastic. Love it!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I’m really looking forward to seeing Fantasia on the Tony’s. I sounds like a real showstopping number.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    HUGE James Taylor fan here. Kris did a nice job.

  • Carriefan1

    The Swon Brothers Music Video for “Later On”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOxseKkq4EY

  • Care Bear4U

    DWTS runner up Amy Purdy will be a guest model on the The Price is Right this coming Monday, June 9. She’s amazing!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNn98lQ-mq0

  • Anny_nanny

    Phillip Phillips reveals the good advice he took away from American Idol
    http://www.m3tv.ca/philip-philips-reveals-the-good-advice-he-took-away-from-american-idol/

    I would be happy, if presenter wouldn’t say his second album “Fly”. Ugh! lol

  • Care Bear4U

    Michael Jackson’s performance at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards wasn’t the last time the immortal King of Pop will be resurrected on TV this year… China Anne McClain will transform into the late pop star on Saturday’s ‘Sing Your Face Off’.

    Watch her amazing performance:

    http://www.wetpaint.com/tv/video/2014-06-05-sing-your-face-off-china

  • Anny_nanny

    Walking Dead come!

  • Incipit

    6/06/14

    ?>>@FoolsApril64 [FYI] David Cook announced at tonight’s concert in Lincoln, NE that he has wrapped tracking on the new album! #newmusic.

    Nick Gibson snapped a shot from the stage of some of the crowd at Celebrate Lincoln

    >>@nickgibsonmusic
    Homies doin’ they thing… http://instagram.com/p/o7YcN2iHFK/

  • Incipit

    That DC in Lincoln NE post is formatting backwards. I give up.

  • Corrine43180

    I can’t believe how excited I am for new cookie music!!!!

  • Corrine43180

    Is Scotty performing at CMA Fest?? Seems like everyone from reality shows is…Lauren, skyler, Cassadee, Danielle, Swons, Bucky!, kellie, etc etc lol

  • Incipit

    I know what you mean, Corinne43180 – I am also impatient to hear the new tracks. That was the first thing David announced during the banter in Lincoln last night. I was listening to the live stream from the concert, but I didn’t expect to hear that!

  • Lexie O’Neill

    Here’s Scotty’s schedule for CMA Fest…he’s not on one of the main stages, but running around everywhere else.:)

    04 Opry Originals Autograph Signing
    05 Bobby Bones Radio Show
    05 Guest Host (and performer): Grand Ole Opry’s Guitars of the Stars Benefit Auction (Nashville, TN) …
    06 GACTV Breakfast Series
    06 Sirius XM: Superfan Concert Series (4 PM)
    06 Grand Ole Opry
    07 Celebrity Softball Game #strikeoutcancer
    07 Evening of Fun 2014, Alabama Poultry & Egg Assoc
    08 Fan Club Party — Wildhorse (Nashville, TN) . . .

  • Corrine43180

    Are any of those performances?

  • wordnerdarchie

    Thanks, what a great pic. I have to laugh at Dave, he was so mortified at one of his remarks during Time of My Life when he said “I lost ya, I lost ya, you’re drowning in the sea of me”. He’s such a funny guy.

  • Guest

    Kellie rocked and posed with fans the open air Riverfront Stage at the CMA Festival yesterday. Brit Brit’s little sister Jamie Lynn was spotted at the festival too.

  • Lexie O’Neill

    You’re welcome!

  • BonnieDee

    Lauren did a really good job and she looks fantastic. Everyone seems really comfortable with her. The last time she did something like this, they had someone else out there with her, but they didn’t bother with that this time. She did great on her own.

  • Guest

    Scotty signs some posters before performing at SiriusXM’s “The Highway Super Fan Concert Series” on Friday.

  • roarpen

    Godspeed to Tray Morgan and his family. What a horrific accident. Hope he makes it.

  • Kariann Hart

    I really love the work James does. Nothing seems to stop him!

  • Happyhexer

    The new peeps at Idol did seem to cut back on backstories in general. But it was healthier for Savion not to be immersed in the pressure-cooker of Idol so soon after the death of his brother under unusual circumstances (sounded like murder to me). It’s easy for the grieving process to get delayed or pushed to the side in order to compete. It wasn’t healthy for Danny Gokey, and it wouldn’t have been healthy for Savion either.

  • Guest

    Carrie Underwood is awesome… Keith sexiest in country.