Idol Headlines for 6/8/13

Janelle Arthur announces Opry Debut: She tweets, “Ok I am in such disbelief to tell y’all that I will officially be playing the Grand Ole Opry! My dream since I was 4. I am so beyond honored. June 19th!”

Erika Van Pelt tweets, “So I had to turn down the offer 2 open 4 Bret Michaels because I was already booked, but looks like I am playing with Kellie Pickler in Nov!”

Lauren Alaina: HGTV’s The Lodge Performance at CMA Music Fest – Lauren Alaina is pretty in pink while performing at HGTV’S The Lodge at CMA Music Fest – Day 2 on Friday afternoon (June 7) in Nashville, Tenn. – Read more at JustJaredJr.

The Voice’s Josiah Hawley on His Rocky Amy Winehouse Cover and Misheard Coldplay Lyrics – Josiah Hawley knows some viewers dismissed him the minute they heard the term “male model” during his Blind Audition on Season 4 of The Voice, but he doesn’t let it bother him. “The show only has a minute to tell your story,” Hawley reasons. “I grew up doing concrete construction. That’s what I’ve done my whole life, but I’ve done some modeling, too, more recently.” – Read more at TV Line

‘Glee’ cast members invade 3 malls – MANILA, Philippines – Fans donned William McKinley High School cheerleader outfits and red clothes for the mall tour of “Glee” cast members last June 8. Melissa Benoist, Becca Tobin, Dean Geyer and Jacob Artist visited 3 malls in Manila from 12 noon onwards: Trinoma in Quezon City, Market! Market! in Taguig and Glorietta in Makati. – Read more at

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  • jcabby

    Congrats to Janelle! Very cool news.

  • davedpg

    Simon Cowell has just been egged on the Britain’s Got Talent final!

  • Stooch

    I’m very happy for Janelle, it’ so nice seeing someone live their dream.

    lol and no respect for Hollie Cavanagh here, girls shooting her first music video today, so congrats there too

  • Cathy Mcguire Kosak

    Scotty is headlining at the Opry tonight !!

  • voco_qara

    Congrats to Janelle. Ive felt sorry for the contestants this year because of the negative publicity surrounding the show so its so good go see them live out their dreams despite all of that. I hope she gets signed soon

  • 50Watts

    Does anyone know Skylar played the Opry?

  • Kariann Hart

    Janelle was a fan favorite and I am just so happy to hear this wonderful news! May this continue for this lovely lady!

  • Mahalo2

    Kree singing the National Anthem for the City of Hope Charity Softball game. :)
    Some photos and vine videos of her from the game. Looks like she’s pretty athletic! favorite:
    Wow! Ayla Brown is so tall compared to Kree.

  • Mahalo2

    I don’t believe she has.

  • Mahalo2

    I feel really pleased for her. Way to go Janelle!

  • Frederick

    Nope Skylar hasn’t.

  • jdanton2

    Candice is on Jessica’s ustream and they did a bit of It Doesn’t Matter Anymore.

  • curly_yenta

    Miss USA and fellew 2013 contestants are at the Taylor Hicks show in Las Vegas tonight to tape a [Vegas] segment to air on the Miss USA contest on NBC June 16. Hopefully his show will make it the final cut to air on the show. Big audience for that.

    Nana Meriwether ?@MissUSA 26m
    Off to see @TaylorHicks!

  • renzy24

    It seems Candice learned more filipino words than Jessica. lol

  • irockhard

    Hey Everyone!! Here’s a little update..I’ve been hard at work writing songs for my 2nd studio album. It’s been such a blast getting to write with so many amazing songwriters. What a dream come true. As of late, I’ve been focusing on the 1st single, which will hopefully be at radio very soon. I can’t wait til I’m able to share my art with all of you. Thank you for all your support and well wishes. It means so much to me. None of this is possible without my amazing fans. Music is on the way!!

    Until then,
    Possitive Vibrations!


  • jdanton2

    The video from the ustream is up. Jessica also did a bit of Crazy Glue and Ikaw.

    It Doesn’t Matter Anymore

    Crazy Glue


  • justmefornow

    Glad finally for an update!! Now I wonder which song and to what radio format. At least it looks like a single to radio before the album comes out this time, like it should be.

  • Robert Henry Eller

    Can’t but be happy for Janelle Arthur. I hope both she and the Opry will live up to each other’s expectations. In the pressure of AI, I always felt that she was under-appreciated. Janelle deserves a successful career. She’s going to bring a lot of pleasure to a lot of people.

  • Anny_nanny

    Lee DeWyze. Indianapolis
    Don’t Be Afraid
    Silver Lining

  • irockhard

    I hope management and the band is sorted out in time, and a tour will be lined up to promote the single.

  • justmefornow

    Yeah, all the piece coming together. Let’s hope. Wind-up has been pushing Filter and Young Guns quite a bit to Hard Rock radio, so I hope they push James as much.
    I noticed 19M is still managing him. The contract expired this month, right? I wonder if that will change soon or not.

  • Jaejae1

    I’m happy for Janelle but it seems like anyone can play at the Opry these days. But maybe it’s always been that way?

  • irockhard

    I dunno when exactly this month it expires, as in what date.

    And Core Media’s website isn’t 100% accurate. Haley and Adam are still listed under 19R even though they both parted with them last year.

  • Larc

    The Opry has changed a lot over the years. There was a time when it was only on Saturday nights. After they moved to Opryland and added more shows (now Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday nights in addition to Saturday), standards were changed some. I’m not saying actual talent levels are any less, but more than just the top country performers are taking part now. Standards for membership in the Opry haven’t changed, though. Members still tend to be the crème de la crème of country.