UPDATED: The Top 51 are scheduled to perform in the next round of American Idol today! It all goes down at the Dolby Theater.
Tonight’s The Voice results show is set to be a real bloodbath. FIVE contestants will be eliminated from the competition in one night. We’ll be live blogging the carnage beginning at 8/7c PM.
“DICK CLARK’S NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2016” ADDS PERFORMERS TO THE BILLBOARD HOLLYWOOD PARTY: 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, FALL OUT BOY, ANDY GRAMMER, ELLIE GOULDING, ELLE KING, TOVE LO, RACHEL PLATTEN AND WALK THE MOON – 5 Seconds of Summer, Fall Out Boy, Andy Grammer, Ellie Goulding, Elle King, Tove Lo, Rachel Platten and WALK THE MOON join the biggest music celebration of the year on ABC’s telecast of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016.” Fergie hosts the Billboard Hollywood Party in Los Angeles and will be joined by the night’s headliner, One Direction. The star-studded evening will reach millions of fans worldwide in the hours surrounding the 2016 countdown. With over 38 performances and 5 ½ hours of music, America’s biggest celebration of the year will take place on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31 beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the ABC Television Network. Additional performers will be announced soon. – via dc productions PR
General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. Embarks On His First-Ever USO Holiday Tour as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff – WHAT: USO Holiday Tour led by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. WHO: Emmy nominated actress, producer and director, Elizabeth Banks Stand-up comedian, actor, producer and writer, Sydney Castillo Frontman of the four-time Grammy-nominated rock band Daughtry, Chris Daughtry Boston Red Sox pitchers, Heath Hembree and Steven Wright Songwriters, Kyle Jacobs, Brett James and Billy Montana Co-creator, executive producer and director of Netflix’ Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, David Wain – Interesting that Kyle Jacobs is on the tour without his wife Kellie Pickler, especially since she does USO tours every holiday season – Read more at Nasdaq
IF/THEN Tour Cast Update! Jackie Burns, Tamyra Gray & Matthew Hydzik Join; Anthony Rapp to Stay! – We’ve all been wondering about the new IF/THEN tour cast taking over for Idina Menzel, LaChanze and James Snyder and today we got our answer … plus great news for Anthony Rapp fans that he’s staying with the show! Original Broadway Cast member Jackie Burns (If/Then, Wicked, Hair), Tamyra Gray (American Idol Season One Finalist, Rent), and Matthew Hydzik (Side Show, West Side Story, Grease), will join Original Broadway Cast member Anthony Rapp (Rent, Six Degrees of Separation, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown) and the rest of the previously announced cast in the National Tour of IF/THEN, starting Wednesday, January 27 at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas. – Read more at Broadway World
ABC Sets ‘Dirty Dancing’ Musical With Abigail Breslin – The network is taking on 1987 feature Dirty Dancing as a taped TV movie starring Abigail Breslin, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Emmy nominee Jessica Sharzer (American Horror Story, The L Word) will pen the script, with Breslin taking on Jennifer Grey’s iconic role as Baby. The three-hour event from Lionsgate TV will be produced by Allison Shearmur Productions (The Hunger Games) and Eleanor Bergstein, who penned the screenplay for the original movie. Grammy nominee Adam Anders and Peer Astrom (Glee) will tackle music for ABC’s rendition. Anders and Cairo (Crazy Heart) will produce. Wayne Blair (The Sapphires) will direct. Tony winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, Bring It On) will be responsible for choreography. Stephen Altman (Gosford Park) is set as producing designer. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter
‘The Voice’ and ‘American Idol’: Song Sung Blue – Farewell, American Idol. Not so long ago, the Fox singing competition ruled the airwaves as the mightiest empire on TV, the indestructible show-biz juggernaut that would anoint the pop mega-stars of the future and bury every challenger in its path. But now it faces the final curtain. As the end-times Idol gears up for its last season, they’re turning it into a fittingly splashy spectacle, even promising to bring back the old team. We can count on appearances from Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul. (Maybe Nicki? Probably not Kara.) But it’s a Viking funeral for what once looked like an invincible franchise destined to outlive everything else on TV. Paula wept. – Based on his thoughts here, I question if the writer actually watches either show on a regular basis, but ymmv – Read more at Rolling Stone
The Voice Winner Cassadee Pope Predicts the Top 4, Meeting Dolly Parton and More – As for who will make it into the Top 4, after watching Jordan Smith‘s performance of Queen‘s “Find Me Someone to Love” on Monday night, he seems to be a shoo-in. Her other prediction shows her loyalty to Team Blake Shelton, who was her coach, naming Emily Ann Roberts as having a good shot. “I love her voice,” Cassadee says. “I haven’t heard a voice that pure in country music in a long time. It reminds me of Lee Ann Womack‘s ‘I Hope You Dance.’ I think her voice is just amazing. As for the other ones, it beats me.” – Read more at Parade.com