Idol Headlines for 7/3/14

Tonight, it’s the FIRST Big Brother 16 eviction. Join Kyle as he live blogs all the drama. 9/8c pm. CBS.

David Archuleta to Tour Military Bases in the Middle East – Dan Clark speaks to the troops all over the world and has performed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait and Africa. This time he was invited by Armed Forces Entertainment to put together a 90 minute show. So he invited David Archuleta and Jason Hewlett to join him in “An Evening of Music, Comedy and Motivational Theater.” They leave on July 8 and perform for our combat troops 18 times on bases throughout Afghanistan, and in Kuwait, Bahrain, Ethiopia and Djbouti. – Read more in Good4Utah

David Archuleta Vlogs from his Sister’s Bathroom!

David is headed to Costa Rica and the Middle East

The American Idol Top 10 visited the Ryan Seacrest Studios in Cincinnati yesterday

Jessica Meuse posted a photo with Malaya Watson and Majesty Rose to Instagram with the caption, “Visiting the Cincinnati children’s hospital and checking out @seacreststudios! Thank y’all so much for having us! #idoltour #musemafia #muses #idol #ohio #love #lifeisgood”


Keith Urban ‘Riff’s on Harry Connick, Jr. and Defends Jennifer Lopez – As he gets more and more used to the show’s rhythms, Urban increasingly understands what makes a good contestant. “It’s a strange mix of things that this show is trying to do,” he says. “Real talent might not make for a really good show, so there’s a mix of agendas going on, and they’re all valid. Finding really great artistry is important. Seeing it in people sometimes is very difficult to do.” – Read more at Rolling Stone

CeeLo Green: I Left the Voice Because “It Became a Job” – “It easily and quickly became a job,” Green said of why he left. “Very, very obligating… Taxing and tiring… I still tip my hat to Adam and Blake and those guys who continuously do it, but I think I ran my course there just naturally.” “Amicably, we parted ways,” he continued. “I’ve got some very great memories there. It really has everything to do with me having the leverage to go elsewhere and be a success as well.” – Read more at US Magazine

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  • Carriefan1

    Danny Gokey’s Music Video for “Hope In Front Of Me”

  • Incipit

    That’s an interesting gig for Archie. I was wondering, since he just got home – what new material he had ready to take out on the road – but now I see that’s not what this is. This guy, Dan Clark, is a motivational speaker connected to that ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ stuff. I’ve just never been ‘motivated’ to check it out. Heh.

    Wish him luck with the trip…not a bad way to get back into the business. I was curious to see what Archie’s recent original music would sound like, now that he is safely past any Label A&R expecting standard teen material…but I guess that will wait for a bit yet.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Chris Colfer @chriscolfer
    Due to personal issues, I have been let go from the cast of GLEE. Explanations will come shortly…

  • mmb

    whoa! whats up with thtat

  • Adrian Sewell

    Fifth Harmony released another snippet of their single BO$$

  • hellomusicgirl

    Yeah I think new music will be something released later in the year. I wonder if the trip he’s taking to Costa Rica has anything to do with the new music? Kind of a random place but he did say he was writing and recording songs in Spanish so maybe there is something there to do with that. Fans were speculating if this project was for music or not but a tweet from a member of his management, Kari Sellards, today indicated that she was going with him…which also seems to indicate that the trip is career-related.

    Wishing him well on the trip to the Middle East as well. Does anyone know if they allow videos to be taken that these military shows?

  • patriciajames


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  • Bunny391848

    OOPS. Realized it was already posted on here

  • istersay

    Alex and Sierra Listen Live tonight 10pm- Red Hot & Boom

  • Fan Dja

    Excited for David Archuleta. I sure hope we get video and maybe he will sing one of his new songs reported to ASCAP.

    Breathe Easy, Love


    Aiming For Hope

    He is also writing songs in Spanish, really can’t wait to hear those and about the Costa Rica project. David was spotted at the Texas airport, on his way to Costa Rica.

    Kenadee Wilson ?@KenadeeWilson 28m
    Totally saw david archuleta at the Texas airport and spilled my coffee all over me in front of him, go me!

  • Fan Dja

    I saw that there were some David Cook videos posted from Spain on his armed forces tour so I sure hope so.

  • Fan Dja

    Oh and that David Archuleta vlog from his sisters bathroom is signature David lol.

    His description. Idk why I couldn’t get the video up, but my little sister helped me. I know it’s not the most convenient place to do a video, but oh well. Thanks to all of those who tuned into the Face2Face Chat last week! if you missed it go here: English: Español:
    Going to Costa Rica this weekend for a project that you’ll hear more about later, and then off to the Middle East and Africa to go see the Airforce Troops and do some singing for them. :) Pardon the razor burns if you notice them. I had a bad shave this morning and wasn’t able to get the job done properly.

  • Dianne

    I had no idea we have troops in Ethiopia & Djbouti (both countries are, of course, in Africa, not the Mideast). Ethiopia is a fascinating country; I spent a month there in 2008. Hope he gets to see something besides airports and military installations, but regardless, good for him.

  • Incipit

    “Does anyone know if they allow videos to be taken that these military shows?”

    As far as I know- it’s not a problem. It’s up to the audience members if they want to do it. There is video from DC’s trip to Iraq in 2008, one of them was an official one on the USO site – and we have almost the whole show from Belgium last Friday, along with a few from other bases. Hopefully, you’ll get some!

  • Karen C

    With Cee-Lo and the Voice, I wonder if the twice a year scheduling made it feel more like “a job”, even though he didn’t do every season once they went to twice a year.

  • kimak

    wow I did not expect all this from David.. I am so proud of him showing support this way. also hope some videos will pop up!

  • tripp_ncwy

    Danny Gokey: CCM Magazine
    (Cover & article)

    ETA: Also an advertisement for a show with Colton Dixon.

  • Larc

    So he wanted the money without actually having to work for it. Wouldn’t we all like that sort of arrangement? Oh well, good riddance whatever the reason.

  • violet4ever

    Haha thanks – I missed the description on the Youtube!

  • Karen C

    I didn’t mean he didn’t want to work for the money. I’m sure he was only paid for the time he was on the show. But it is possible he wants to work more on his career outside the show.

  • violet4ever

    I think if anything prevents videos it may Dan Clark. He has spoken to the military before but I could not find any videos on Youtube, only what seemed to be planned promotional videos. He is an award-winning speaker and may not want his work recorded. Still, I really hope for videos or audio! I some of us are wondering if D’s songlist might include What a Wonderful World since I think he quoted some lyrics from that in a tweet. i would love to hear that.

  • Thicket

    Sunny Hostin @SunnyHostin

    Please tune into @theviewtv on TUESDAY, JULY 8th. I will be co-hosting. Guests Dane Cook, Chris Colfer & musical guest Phillip Phillips.

  • Indigobunting

    Not into CCM but I do like this single and that is actually a simple but effective video. I like the look of the actors although a little too much of Mr. Gokey IMO.

  • abbysee

    My son in law (air force), just recently returned soon Djibouti (my kids use to have fun with that name). Too bad the timing was off, he could have really been a hero if he had met David there. His sisters in law are fans, as am I.

  • overthetop1

    Good to see David getting back on the horse. (I think most of the troops wouldn’t mind seeing a girl on that stage though.)

  • tripp_ncwy

    Alex & Sierra @AlexandSierra
    … also super happy to announce that our music video for scarecrow is going to come out in one week! woo! @Vevo

  • mmb

    Been watching tennis all day on ESPN. They’ve been playing a new song by bea miller from X factor at every commercial break f at least I assume bea miller is Beatrice miller). Anyway. She sounds great