Idol Headlines for 7/21/13

Big Brother continues tonight on CBS at 8/7c.

American Idol 13 auditions take place in Detroit, MI today.

Fox ‘American Idol’ staff impressed with Detroit auditions; up to 8K could show talent at Ford Field – DETROIT, MI – Samantha Phillipi knew early in life she wanted to be a singer. “I came out of my shell by singing,” the 20-year-old West Bloomfield resident said. “Ever since I was little, I wanted to try out for ‘American Idol.'” She got her chance Sunday as more than 5,000 people sang their hearts out at Ford Field for the opportunity to advance in the 13th season of the reality show. Show staff said as many as 8, 000 people could wind up auditioning. Staff can hustle contestants through at a rate of four or five every five minutes. – Read more at MLive

OFFSTAGE: Lauren Alaina’s Advice for Kree Harrison – Sing like crazy. Then sign autographs like crazy. That’s what Lauren Alaina did when she was on the American Idol Live tour in 2011. And that’s the advice she would give Kree Harrison and the other American Idol performers who are about to embark on their own tour. “I went out after every show to sign, which you don’t have to do that,” she explained during a recent radio interview. “But it’s good to communicate with [the fans] as much as possible because they’re the best fans in the world. They vote to get you there. – Read more at CMT

American Idol Live tour tonight in Kent


Phillip Phillips anything but redundant – “‘Home’ came out and it was really folky,” Phillips said in a late June phone interview. “I didn’t want to step too far out of bounds from that (on the album) and kind of weird people out, like ‘Drive Me’ is nothing like ‘Home.’ My passion is more into the rock and jazz or whatever, so I kind of just put a mixture of them in the album and kind of got people to be a little prepared, (hinting at) steps into the future.” – Read more at

Jason Derulo: Jordin Sparks Is ‘Somebody I See Spending The Rest Of My Life With’ (VIDEO) – It seems wedding bells are in store for Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks. Derulo gushed about his lady love during an interview with HuffPost Live’s Mike Sacks and addressed rumors that he and Sparks may be thinking about marriage. “It’ll happen when the time is right. She’s definitely somebody that I see spending the rest of my life with,” Derulo said. – Read more at Huffington Post

CMA Music Festival 2013: Country’s Night To Rock

Watch the promo featuring Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton and Kellie Pickler.

Carly Rose Sonenclar Chats Life After X-Factor, New Song, and Dream Collabs!

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  • Onescoopyes

    Today is Scotty McCreery’s 3 year anniversary of auditioning for American Idol. Time flies!

  • MissMyEm

    Kris Allen’s baby is due any day now. I’m getting excited for Kris, Katy and Zorro.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Tomorrow 7/22 is the official due date for little Oliver. We shall see.

  • Larc

    It could work out that Kris and Katy’s son will share a birthday with a future monarch of the UK.

  • Incipit

    Aww. Sweet. Katy’s bag is probably packed and Kris is poised for the beginning of this great adventure – an event that will put the last few years in perspective, for sure.

    Good fortune for an easy, healthy birth and happiness to the proud parents-to-be!

  • tripp_ncwy

    Kris already shares the same birthday as Prince William.

  • Miz

    I check feeds and here every morning to see if there is a baby announcement. I can’t wait to see pics.

  • Pippygirl

    I thought Kris and Katy’s son might share a birthday with mine, born 21 years ago this week but obviously not.
    I’m hoping for an easy delivery for Katy, and for Kris and Katy to have a son as sweet and as much a source of pride as mine is.

  • girlygirl

    That would just be too freaky if that happens, because Kris and Prince William were both born on June 21, 1985 and their wives have the same name (Kate/Katy)

  • Larc

    The story is that he did it at the suggestion of his father, since they would be visiting family in Milwaukee anyway. Scotty had in mind trying out for a later season of Idol, but his father thought it would be a good idea for him to get a feeling for the experience before his “real audition” later. We all know how that turned out. :)

  • Mateja Praznik

    Prince William is 31, so no, he wasn’t born in 1985.

  • Onescoopyes

    This source says 8000 people showed up to audition in Detroit today.

    Looks like a good number.

  • girlygirl

    oops, my bad. well, they were born on the same day, anyway :)

  • roaringpen

    Snippet of new James Durbin song. I haven’t seen it here yet so hopefully I am not repeating.

  • girlygirl

    Kris Allen

    #”Better a days catchin’ of fish than a lifetime of crabs.” -Duck Dynasty quote. #babywaitin

  • thirdtime

    I wonder why I can never view any of the instagram videos that people post here. Is it because I don’t belong to instagram myself? Or something with my computer?

  • Kariann Hart

    I see a picture but can’t view it because they want you to “Log In.” So, it seems you need to sign up.

  • Kariann Hart

    Considering a heat index of about 92 degrees, that seems like a great turn-out. Detroit needs a Top 10 Finalist especially after the bad news this past week.

  • Kariann Hart

    Babies are beautiful at birth and even better at 6 weeks. Lots of baby waiting going on!

  • Onescoopyes

    Scotty McCreery gives a little story on what happened on his audition day three years ago…

    Scotty McCreery ?@ScottyMcCreery Three years since I auditioned for Idol! Crazy!! Here’s a little inside scoop from audition day I don’t think yall know about…

    Scotty McCreery ?@ScottyMcCreery Fun Fact: For the Idol auditions you have to sing a song that is cleared by the show for rights and stuff. Your Man wasn’t cleared my —>>

    Scotty McCreery ?@ScottyMcCreery audition day. If you sang a song that wasn’t cleared they wouldn’t put your audition on tv, which makes it tough on ur chances of making —>>

    Scotty McCreery ?@ScottyMcCreery it far on the show. I told the producer’s I didn’t care, and I was singing Your Man. Miraculously, about 15 mins b4 my audition they —>>

    Scotty McCreery ?@ScottyMcCreery told me they got it cleared! If that had not happened, we would’ve never got to hear Stevens crazy line, and who knows if I’d be here today!

    Scotty McCreery ?@ScottyMcCreery Wanna hear some other fun facts??

    Scotty McCreery ?@ScottyMcCreery My very first audition, the one thats not filmed in the arena, I sang Your Man too. The producer ‘judge’ (who I love) looked at me n said ->

    Scotty McCreery ?@ScottyMcCreery “this isn’t Nashville Star ya know?” I told her, ‘I know, just gimme a chance’. She asked me to sing something besides country, so I sang ->

    Scotty McCreery ?@ScottyMcCreery The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra. Imagine that in my country voice, haha. Then she asked for another non country song and I told ->

    Scotty McCreery ?@ScottyMcCreery her I didnt have one ready, and I didnt want to butcher one. So I sang In Color by Jamey Johnson. Then after some thinking she finally ->

    Scotty McCreery ?@ScottyMcCreery gave me that first arena golden ticket, but not without some homework. She told me to go to the hotel, learn a pop song and sing it the ->

    Scotty McCreery ?@ScottyMcCreery next day at day 2 of the non filmed auditions. I went and learned Slow Dancing in a Burning Room by John Mayer and sang that the next day

    Scotty McCreery ?@ScottyMcCreery And guesss what…

    Scotty McCreery ?@ScottyMcCreery Day 2 of the non filmed auditions, they make all the contestants learn a single song(the same song for every contestant) that they choose ->

    Scotty McCreery ?@ScottyMcCreery The song everybody in Milwaukee had to learn?

    Scotty McCreery ?@ScottyMcCreery Bad Romance by Lady Gaga. Hahah… They tell you, you may or may not have to sing it, but its required you know it if they ask you to sing it

    Scotty McCreery ?@ScottyMcCreery So day 2 I sang, Your Man, then Slow Dancing.. and at that point I could kindaaa tell they were gonna send me through, then they stopped

    Scotty McCreery ?@ScottyMcCreery talked amongst eachother(the 3 producer judges) and then asked me to sing Bad Romance…. smh. I started into those rah rah’s and then stopped

    Scotty McCreery ?@ScottyMcCreery midway through and told them “this aint on my country station back home, I don’t know this”.. They busted out laughing and said they just

    Scotty McCreery ?@ScottyMcCreery wanted to hear a country boy sing Lady Gaga, lol. I love all those producers 2, theyre cool! but then they sent me through to round3! Hahaha

    Scotty McCreery ?@ScottyMcCreery Really tho, auditioning for @AmericanIdol was 1 of the best times of my life and has changed my life forever! Season 13, who’s it gonna be?!

    I love that he still loves and appreciates the show that he came from. Sometimes I feel like a lot of former contestants don’t appreciate the opportunity.

  • Matty Minkus

    Huh. Is this the HAC single maybe?

  • Anny_nanny

    I see pic, triangle on it and comments to the post. I click on the triangle “play” and sound stuns me.
    I am not registered on instagram.

  • Anny_nanny
    Scotty McCreery Reveals ‘American Idol’ Secrets on Twitter

  • HKfan

    She better hurry up then as the Royal baby is on its way…….

  • Incipit

    I saw that, HKfan – The Great Kate Wait is coming to a close, Kensington Palace says the Duchess has been admitted.

    No word from Katy and Kris – but it’s a few hours til dawn – I guess Oliver isn’t in a hurry? Heh.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Royal baby watch Kate Middleton is in labor and has been admitted to the hospital.

    That’s all the news for today. ;)

  • Anny_nanny

    Off-topic: I had to block box that began to make a noise as soon as I opened this thread. I don’t know whether I’m so unhappy, but I kept forgetting that here do not need to enter, so I had no choice, sorry.

  • Anny_nanny

    lol. I read how he sang Bad Pomance and I wish that we will never see it.

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  • mjsbigblog


    By the way, I’f I’ve banned you 2 or 3 times. And you sign up again. Even if you’re using a different internet connection. Yep. I know who you are.

    And you’re on a very very very SHORT leash. Just so you know.

  • Happyhexer

    Same here. I now know not to bother clicking on a picture if it’s an Instagram instead of a Twitpic or something else. If they choose to use Instagram (which I know is popular), I choose not to view it. Why post on a site that requires an extra step, taking away additional “privacy”? (Privacy in quotes because there really is no such thing on the Internet.)