Bits and Pieces

Bits and Pieces

More on Katharine McPhee

Katharine McPhee’s double A-sided single “Over the Rainbow/My Destiny” will be released Tuesday, June 27th.  She recently signed with RCA and 19 Recordings Limited.  According to this article, Katharine has booked some studio time with songwriter Diane Warren.  Katharine says, “I’m a big fan of her stuff, and we want to get together and start maybe writing some stuff together.” 

Katharine says she won’t be going the jazz/blues route for this first outing, “I think if I were to do bluesy-jazzy stuff with all the standards, I would do that more as a theme album. So probably something more poppy.”

And coming in second has it’s advantages, “It definitely leaves room for me to explore different things and have time for other mediums that I probably wouldn’t have time to do because it’s so much focus on promoting that ‘American Idol’ album.” 

Katharine would love to do a musical or romantic comedy, “‘Moulin Rouge, ‘ that whole movie was just so amazing, and I love those love stories…I would have loved to have played ‘Pretty Woman.’ I really love Julia Roberts. I’m a huge fan of hers, so pretty much anything she does. ‘Notting Hill’ is one of my favorite movies. ‘Father of the Bride, ‘ those kind of movies.”

I hope while Diane Warren is writing “pop” songs for Katharine,  she keeps Kat’s vocal strengths in mind.

Upcoming appearances for Katharine

Katharine’s record label, RCA, is posting her upcoming appearances.  According to RCA’s website, she’ll be co-hosting ET on MTV June 10 and 11th.  She’ll also be appearing on the JC Penney Jam concert for American Kids on CBS, August 22.

UPDATE:  More information on the JC Penney Jam for Kids:

“Join us on rehearsal day as today’s hottest stars hit Los Angeles to participate in the “JCPenney Jam…The Concert for America’s Kids.” Hosted by Dr. Phil and Robin McGraw and music-directed by David Foster, the live concert will mark the largest project ever undertaken in America to raise awareness about the need for working families to have access to quality afterschool programs.

The LIVE concert will take place at Los Angeles’ historic Shrine Auditorium at 8 p.m. on June 14, and will be broadcast August 22 on the CBS Television Network.”  Thank you dvls

Paula Abdul to appear on X-factor

Paula Abdul will appear across the pond on  Simon Cowell’s British Show X Factor.

“The 43 year old former pop star will be joining Cowell and other judges Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh for the first ‘X Factor’ auditions that kick off today!  ‘The X Factor’ will be hitting our TV screens [UK] this August.”