David Cook to give Race for Hope benefit concert May 5th in Vienna, VA – Join us for TRDC – Total Request David Cook on May 5th at Jammin Java in Vienna, Virginia with 100% of concert proceeds benefiting David Cook’s 2017 Race for Hope-DC Team for a Cure! “Total Request” means Team members will actually help create David’s set list for the night by taking this QUICK SURVEY. Be sure to stay tuned for updates on how songs will be chosen for performance! – Read more at DavidCookOfficial
Jessica Muse Auditions for John Legend
American Idol 13 singer Jess Meuse posts a little about her experience auditioning for John Legend.
Well, today was phenomenal. Whatever happens with this audition, I gave it my all and I’m pretty damn proud of myself. I used to be a kid in the middle of a small town who could barely afford to gas up my borrowed truck from my mom to get to and from class and the gigs I played almost every night…and now an audition for @johnlegend is in the books. It just proves that life isn’t always about where you come from or even the destination – it’s about the ride and who’s there with you. Thanks, #musemafia, for being there with and for me on this crazy, wonderful, musical journey. Happy #stpatricksday & cheers for all you beautiful people! ???
South Jersey teen joins ‘The Voice’ as part of coach Blake Shelton’s team – Dawson Coyle, 18, was selected by Shelton after performing “Happiness” by NeedToBreathe, a Christian rock band out of South Carolina. As the Courier-Post notes, Coyle’s audition was just a day after the teen’s family home in Williamstown, New Jersey burned down, prompting him and his family to move in with his grandparents.“I was a huge, huge fan of Christina Grimmie’s,” Coyle said. “I’m actually close with her home church family here in Jersey. It was really devastating to hear that she passed, really heartbreaking. She played a big role in my music career.” – Read more at Philly.com
Haley Reinhart receives an “Extra” Plaque for Going Gold
American Idol 10 singer received a plaque from Extra gum for selling 500K copies of her “Can’t Help Falling in Love” cover that was used in their viral commercial.
American Idols Celebrate Liverpool with a Beatles Song
When Postmodern Jukebox were in Liverpool earlier this week, American Idol alums Casey Abrams, Rayvon Owen and Von Smith, along with singer Gatti sang an impromptu rendition of “Let it Be” The singers are currently touring with PMJ in Europe.
— Casey Abrams (@CaseyBassy) March 12, 2017
Story Behind the Song: Keith Urban (Feat. Carrie Underwood), ‘The Fighter’ – In early 2017, Keith Urban released “The Fighter” as the fifth single from his 2016 album Ripcord. The song, a duet with Carrie Underwood, was written by Urban and busbee, and was inspired by Urban’s relationship with his now-wife, actress Nicole Kidman, when the two had just begun to date. Below, the country star shares the story behind the tune. – Read more at The Boot
‘DWTS’ star Maksim Chmerkovskiy reveals ‘crazy’ experience of taking son to the ER – “We were so like not prepared for the protocol [and] procedure that happened at the emergency rooms with infants that small,” Chmerkovskiy revealed. “Nobody really ever told us anything about that. It was a big shock to the mind and to the heart.” He added, “You start to see a little IV on a little baby and you’re like, ‘Oh my God, this is crazy.’ And then we had to travel and fly back to L.A. after this just happened. It was a lot for us.” – Read more at Today
‘Dancing With the Stars’ Producers Defend Heather Morris Casting, Reveal Dream Contestants – How will Fifth Harmony’s tour schedule impact Normani Kordei’s rehearsals for the show? Edens: She has an insane schedule for the first three weeks of the show. She’s flying back and forth from Asia and obviously Val Chmerkovskiy will be going back and forth with her as well. In terms of how it will affect her, we’ll have to wait and see how she can withstand the pressure, the time change, their rehearsal time will be limited due to how they’re losing a day each way. But Normani is great and Val’s a great teacher. If anybody could handle this, it’s the two of them. – Read more at Hollywood Reporter
Normani Teaches Val Fifth Harmony “Work from Home” Choreography