Headlines: American Idol Auditions Continue, Sundance Head The Voice Shoot

American Idol hopefuls audition in Annapolis – ANNAPOLIS — Hopeful and nervous were two words those auditioning for American Idol in Annapolis on Tuesday, Sept. 5, used to describe themselves while standing in line preparing to face the first round of judges in the popular show. As temperatures crept back up to the upper 80s American Idol hopefuls lined up in the parking lot of the Westfield Mall in Annapolis. The earliest contestant arrived close to 4 a.m. to get her audition in before school — Sept. 5 was also the first day back to school for many Maryland students. The American Idol production crew began taking registration at 6 a.m., but the line moved quickly all day, said contestants. – Read more at MyEasternShoreMD.com

Dreaming big at ‘Idol’ tryout – They arrived by the hundreds Sunday, lining up outside of Rushmore Plaza Civic Center for their 90-second shot at fame. Country crooners, ukulele players, rhythm and blues singers, rappers and pop star wannabes crossed their fingers, bit back nerves and belted out the tunes before American Idol casting producer Nancy Yearing. Only the very best would get the nod to go on to Los Angeles for the second level of auditions. From there, the talent search show’s executive producer would choose only a select few to go on the show before the star-studded panel judges. Erin Perry, 21, drove from Hulett, Wyo., a town of 490 people. How cool would it be for one of its own to make the audition cut, she mused. – Read more at RapidCityJournal

Grace VanderWaal Signed to IMG Models – IMG SIGNS VANDERWAAL: Grace VanderWaal, the 13-year-old singer-songwriter who signed with Columbia Records and Syco Music last year after winning the 11th season of “America’s Got Talent,” has been inked by IMG Models Worldwide. IMG will represent VanderWaal for modeling. – Read more at WWD.com

Sundance Head Shoots something Special for The Voice

It looks like a Target ad.

Haley Johnson Opening for Fellow Season 11 singer Phillip Phillips

Haley recently toured with The Voice season 8 alum Sawyer Fredericks.

Nick Fradiani – I’ll Wait For You: Behind The Song

Trent Harmon and A Couple of Cute Doggos

Neither are we, Trent, Neither are we…

Michelle Obama’s ‘we go high’ speech inspired new Kelly Clarkson song – In EW’s new cover story about her upcoming soul album, Meaning of Life (out Oct. 27), Clarkson reveals that she wrote the song “Go High” after hearing Obama’s “When they go low, we go high” speech from the 2016 Democratic National Convention.“When Michelle said that I was like, ‘That is the perfect idea for this song!’” Clarkson says. “Everyone relates to that. No one has gone through life without relating to at some point having to take the high road.” – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

Kelly Clarkson Jokes That She Prays for Expectant Women: Pregnancy Was ‘The Worst Moments of My Life’ – And while it’s quite a full house, Clarkson doesn’t miss the time when the headcount was lower — particularly during the times she was expecting. “Anytime I see someone pregnant, I just pray for them,” she says. “[Pregnancy] was literally the worst moments of my life.” “I’m not kidding — I wish I were that girl that [had good memories of pregnancy],” adds the “Love So Soft” singer, 35. “But no. Nope. Don’t miss it. It’s as if someone was in an accident — they’re pregnant, I’m like, ‘Oh my God.’ ” – Read more at People.com

Cabello Going Solo – Camila Cabello, 20, spent the first years of her life going back and forth between Cuba and Mexico. When she was 6, she headed to Disney World for a vacation — at least that’s what her mom told her. Instead, she and her Cuban-born mother emigrated to Miami, where her father, a Mexico native, joined them 18 months later. Although she was too young to really understand what was happening, Cabello (born Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao) recalls counting down to her dad’s arrival with a calendar and learning English with the help of American cartoons. “That was cool,” she laughs. And don’t worry: She eventually ended up visiting the Most Magical Place on Earth – Read more at Time.com

‘America’s Got Talent’ Star Darci Lynne Farmer Tells Us Why She Has a ‘Good Chance’ to Win – “I [always] get super duper nervous, like I almost puke — I’m not even kidding,” Farmer said. “But this time, I was a little more nervous because of Edna singing to Simon, to not know what he might do or what she might say. But it went really well, and I’m really relieved that it went well.” – Read more at The Wrap

Emmys: Production Team For Primetime Awards Unveiled – The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards is only five days away, and today CBS and the Television Academy announced the trophy show’s production team. White Cherry founders Glenn Weiss (executive producer/director) and Ricky Kirshner (executive producer) will be joined by Steve Bass, head writer Dave Boone, Bob Dickinson, Sarah Levine Hall, Danette Herman, Rickey Minor and Rob Paine to produce the telecast. – Read more at Deadline.com

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