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Idol Headlines for 02/29/12 – The Evening Edition

RCA Records announces that “The Vision of Love” is Kris Allen’s new single. (RCARecords)

Haley Reinhart will perform on American Idol on March 22 to debut her new single “Free” set to be released on March 27. She was on set yesterday taping a scene for a March 27 appearance on 90210. (Daily Herald)

James Durbin will perform on American Idol Thursday, April 12 (Via KenPhillipsGroup)

‘Idol’: Nigel Lythgoe strikes back at News Corp’s ratings diss on Twitter – Is there a feud brewing between American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe and FOX parent company, News Corp? – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

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American Idol 11 – The Top 12 Girls – Who Has a Chance?

Tonight, the Top 12 girls take the Idol stage! After last night’s mediocre showing from the guys, I’m hoping the girls bring it tonight. I think there are some very talented girls, but by and large, they aren’t as distinguishable from each other as the boys are.

My thoughts on each of the girls’ chances to advance to the Top 13.

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Idol Sales News – Week Ending 02/26/12

Now with album numbers and some digital numbers! Album Numbers: (Idol Chatter) Idol albums Kelly Clarkson, Stronger (20,000 weekly, -32%, 617,000 total) (#15 Billboard 200) Scotty McCreery, Clear as Day (9,000, -27%, 948,000) (#52 BB200)

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Idol Headlines for 02/29/12

Nigel Lythgoe tweets, “I agree with America’s top 5 boys. It will now be interesting to see who the judges pick. If the girls are good they may pick 3 extra girls?”

David Cook will open for Bon Jovi at Tiger Jam 2012–a charity concert hosted by Tiger Woods, benefiting the Tiger Woods Foundation–on April 28 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. (Tiger Woods Foundation)

Scotty McCreery taped a special for GAC with the rest of the ACM New Artist of the Year nominees to air on Monday, March 19 at 9 pm. See the photo at the Academy of Country Music.