Bits and Pieces

The JCPenney Jam Concert for Kids premiers tonight on CBS at 8/7c pm. The concert was taped in June and features a couple of performances by Katharine McPhee.  The hour-long broadcast tonight is a cut-down version of the concert, but there is a CD for purchase from the JCPenney website.  Check it out here.

Paris Bennett will be featured on the soundtrack of the new animated film “Everyone’s Hero”.  The song “The Tigers” is credited to “John Debney featuring Paris Bennett”.  The soundtrack drops September 12, three days ahead of the movie premier.  Read more about the CD here.

The latest Idol to sign a recording contract is Top 24 contestant Ayla Brown.  She signed a deal with Double Deal records and will release her first single September 14th.  Her CD will drop sometime in October.

Here is more from yesterday’s Birmingham auditions.  Interesting factoid:  “Coordinating producer Patrick Lynn said the Birmingham stop launches what show executives hope will be a tradition of holding auditions in the hometown of each season’s winner.”

thanks soma, idol maniac and lisa b.