Headlines: Alejandro Aranda Overcoming Anxiety, DWTS Cheryl Burke Marries

“The Voice” season 13 runner-up, Addison Agen to open for Bob Seger – Season 13 runner-up, Addison Agen, now 18, is scheduled to open for legendary rocker, Bob Seger. The two will perform at DTE Energy Music Theater in Clarkston, Michigan. Seger has performance dates scheduled between June 6 and 21. Four of the total of six dates are sold out, and will feature Agen as opening act. – Read more at Lemonwire.com

‘The Voice’ Season 16 Winner Maelyn Jarmon on Her Win, Working with John Legend and What Lies Ahead – On Tuesday, Texas native Maelyn Jarmon was crowned the winner of The Voice season 16. The alternative pop singer was a frontrunner throughout the competition, but for Jarmon, the win still seems more like fantasy than reality. “It’s been a whirlwind and completely overwhelming,” Jarmon tells Newsweek. “I had no expectations going into this and each week I performed as if it were my last, because you just never knew how it would be.” Though fans disdained the show’s new format this season, with some even suggesting it was rigged in favor of country musicians, one thing has remained true: you can’t keep a good voice down. – Read more at Newsweek

‘The Voice’ champ Maelyn Jarmon is ‘freaking out’ over meeting Taylor Swift – Maelyn Jarmon is on cloud nine – pastel-colored clouds, to be exact. The Texas native, 26, was named the Season 16 champ of “The Voice” during Tuesday’s finale, giving John Legend his first win as a coach. Meeting pop star Taylor Swift was the cherry on top. “She literally just posted about me on Instagram and I’m freaking out!” Jarmon told USA TODAY Wednesday, referring to a picture of the two singers that Swift shared with her 118 million followers. (No big deal!) – Read more at USA Today.com

Alejandro Aranda opens up about anxieties he felt on ‘American Idol,’ passion for music

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Post-‘Idol’ Album Release Ever With ‘Industry Standard’ – In a surprise move, American Idol season 17 finalist Eddie Island drops his debut album on Friday (May 24). Industry Standard, available on all digital platforms, comes out just five days after the grand finale, which saw Laine Hardy named the winner. Island’s quick move sets a record for the fastest album release after a season ending in the series’ history, beating Caleb Johnson’s 83 days between being named the winner of season 13 and the release of his first post-Idol set, Testify, on Aug. 12, 2014. – Read more at Billboard.com

American Idol Alum Gabby Barrett Turns Up the Revenge on Vengeful New Song ‘I Hope’ – Each and every time she steps onto the stage to sing her vengeful anthem “I Hope,” Gabby Barrett sees them. “It’s never someone specific. It’s more like I see a compilation of guys in my head,” the country music powerhouse tells PEOPLE about what she’s visualizing while performing her first release since her top three finish on American Idol. “Sometimes, it’s guys that my friends or my fans have told me about that did them wrong. The faces I see are always different.” But rest assured, one of those faces is not Cade Foehner. – Read more at People

Jordin Sparks Reveals She Felt ‘Lonely’ After Son’s Birth: ‘Hormones Are Insane’ – “Everybody knows about what postpartum depression is — maybe not exactly what it all entails because it’s different for each woman — but there’s this thing called the fourth trimester, which happens after you have your baby,” the singer, 29, told Us Weekly exclusively on Wednesday, May 22, while promoting sickle cell disease awareness. “It’s dealing with everything that happens with your body. Your body goes and changes, your hormones are absolutely insane.” – Read more at Us Magazine

‘AGT’ Newbies Gabrielle Union & Julianne Hough on Their Judging Styles, Favorite Acts -Describe your own judging style. Hough: I’m not afraid to give tough love. Union: I’m more [like Idol’s] Paula Abdul. I’ve been working for 25 years, and all the noes I’ve heard I remember. There are ways of communicating critique without mean-spiritedness. You don’t need to hear four versions of “That was bad.” – Read more at TVInsider

Dancing With the Stars’ Cheryl Burke Marries Fiancé Matthew Lawrence – Best wishes to Cheryl Burke and new hubby Matthew Lawrence. The Dancing with the Stars pro and Lawrence married in San Diego on Thursday, May 23. The happy couple said their I Dos at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar, according to People. The bride walked down the aisle in an off-the-shoulder, white Romona Keveza gown and matching veil, and carried a bouquet of lilies. Leah Remini served as Burke’s matron of honor and bridesmaids included her sister Nicole and fellow Dancing pro Kym Johnson Herjavec. Her stepfather Bob Wolf accompanied her down the aisle as Burke’s father Stephen died last March. – Read more at Parade

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