Idol Headlines for 5/15/13 – The Evening Edition

Some of the Idol alums at today’s American Idol press event: Chris Richardson (s6), Colton Dixon (s11), Pia Toscano (s10), Blake Lewis (s6), Jacob Lusk (s9), Bo Bice (s4), Carly Smithson (s7), Kimberley Locke (s2), Casey Abrams (s10), Taylor Hicks (s5), Haley Reinhart (s10), Didi Benami (s9), Lee DeWyze (s9), James Durbin (s10), Tamyra Gray (s1), Stefano (s10). Check out photos at the Idol photo booth HERE.

‘American Idol’ Finalists Candice and Kree Talk Nerves, Style Regrets and Winner Songs – Can you say a little something each about the winner song that was given to you guys each to perform tomorrow? Candice: The potential single? Kree: We are both so excited to do our songs. I think more than anything, throughout this show as artists we want to stand for our originality and I think these songs do that for us personally. Candice: I think mine is definitely going to surprise a lot of people. It’s definitely different from what I have been doing all season but it’s just another side of me that I wanted to show to America. I like it. Kree: I love it. I love her song. – Read more at Billboard

“Laying Me Low” Lyric Video Contest! – David Cook wants your help in creating an official lyric video for his new single, “Laying Me Low”. David will be picking his favorite video and the person who made it will not only have their video featured on his official YouTube, website, Facebook and Twitter, but will also receive an autographed photo, CD and poster! – More info at DavidCookOfficial

Adam Levine and Top Songwriters Honored at 61st Annual BMI Pop Awards – Broadcast Music, Inc. was proud to honor the songwriters and music publishers behind the year’s most performed pop songs at the 61st annual BMI Pop Awards, held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on May 14, 2013. International superstar Adam Levine received the BMI President’s Award in recognition of his profound influence on the entertainment industry. – Adam’s “Moves Like Jagger” is the Song of the Year. On the list of Award Winning songs: Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger” Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe”, Chris Daughtry’s “Crawling Back to You”, Kelly’s “Mr. Know it All,” Maroon 5’s “Payphone,” Nicki Minaj’s “Starships”.

Chris Daughtry tweeted, “Got a BMI songwriter award last night w/ @Martihfred for “Crawling Back to You”. Very proud. Glad my bro @therobindiaz was there to support.”

Haley Reinhart, who just got back from a songwriting conference in Greece was there, with S8 semi-finalist, Jackie Tohn and others. Jacki tweeted this photo:

You Can Be Better Next Season, American Idol. Here’s How. – Things have gotten a little strained between us in the last few months. We’ve been taking each other for granted; you’ve been emotionally distant, and we’ve been cheating on you with The Big Bang Theory. We could all walk away from this relationship right now if we chose to, but we want this to work. We love you, dammit. So as you take stock of your life and consider which changes to make for your next season, we’d like you to hear us out:- Read more at

RedOne, Haley Reinhart on How to Save ‘American Idol’: Bring Back Jennifer Lopez – Reinhart said that a change in the current panel would be good for the show’s chemistry, and pointed to Lopez, a judge on her season, as an example of how well things could work. “I think that having new judges will spark a new flame. It happened our season when they brought in Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez and they were very diverse and it just clicked,” she said. “I think it’s also because of all the new shows are coming around, people are exploring their options and watching different things and it’s a lot to compete with. That’s not to say that Idol is going down the tubes. I’m excited to see how it does next year.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Jessica Sanchez Performs at Univision Upfronts – Jessica Sanchez hits the stage for a performance during the 2013 Univision Upfronts Concert held at Terminal 5 in New York City on Tuesday night (May 14). “So good meeting u @BaruchShemtov! Excited to perform tonight with @enrique305 ! @UnivisionLive #SubwayArtistasFrescos,” the 17-year-old singer tweeted just before hand. She added afterwards, “I had so much fun! :) Now I’m ready to collapse. lol.” – See the photos at Just Jared Jr.

Adam Lambert Had His Party Shoes On Last Night In Hollywood – Adam Lambert was seen arriving the at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. He also attended the Nylon party last night (May 14, 2013) in Hollywood. The active tweeter has reached the 2 million mark in Twitter followers, and showed his appreciation on the social networking site just prior to hitting that number. “Wow!! Nearly 2 MILLION followers! I love you all!!!! Thank you for your unending support. Without my fans; I’d be NOWHERE.” – See the Photos at Socialite Life

Chris Richardson On The Right Track After ‘American Idol’ – Chris Richardson may have come to national attention thanks to American Idol, but there’s a lot more to the singer-songwriter than just a fifth-place finish on a reality TV show. He recently sat down with BFTV to share the complete picture of who he is and talk about establishing a music career after being in the television spotlight. “I feel like I’ve gotten past that show, and [I’m] being introduced as Chris Richardson, and not so much as Chris Richardson from American Idol,” reflected the Virginia native, who released the single “Joy and Pain” in August of 2012. Asked if he was concerned about being saddled with a ‘reality show singer’ label, he said, “I think I’ll always have that, but it’s just a reminder of a cool experience I went through.” – Read more at Starplus

Exclusive “American Idol” Interview: Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Keith Urban – “If you just think of the odds of anybody making it in the music business, it’s extraordinary odds,” said Urban. “[‘American Idol’] is the beginning of … a major, major, major career,” said Carey. “This show has done so much for so many people’s careers.” “We go and find somebody that has never really done this,” added Jackson. “I want to find the [person] washing dishes that really wants to be a singer and has a dream.” – Read more at

Nashville Producer Fired – Although the ABC drama Nashville has been picked up for a second season, the second season will be filmed without producer Loucas George. The producer made the announcement via Twitter today, saying, “Just heard heard, [sic] my contract is not being picked up! Moving On. By [sic] Nashville.” – Read more at Music Row

Backstage at Dancing With the Stars: Kellie Pickler Applauds Angelina Jolie for “Shining a Light” on Breast Cancer – “I think it’s amazing that she’s come forward and talked about this because there’s so many women that need to hear this and need to make sure that they’re getting their check-ups,” Pickler says of Jolie’s decision to under a double mastectomy after doctors told her she had an 87 percent risk of developing breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of getting ovarian cancer in her lifetime. Pickler stresses, “Early detection is the key.” – Read more at EOnline

Desiree Hartsock on The Bachelorette: “There’s Going to Be Tears!” Plus, Will Her Brother Appear? – It’s not one of the 25 contestants people are talking about leading up to The Bachelorette’s season nine premiere on May 27, it’s Desiree Hartsock’s brother, Nate! Des’ brother made headlines during the last season of The Bachelor when he got into an intense confrontation with Sean Lowe during the hometown visit, after which she was eliminated from the ABC reality hit. The bridal stylist (who designed her dress in the third episode’s rose ceremony!) reveals that her brother will be on the show this season, saying, “He was actually very supportive, so he will meet the men!” – Read more at EOnline

The Voice: Vedo Feeling Like ‘A Winner’ After Elimination

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The Voice: Garrett Gardner On His Elimination – What Went Wrong?

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