Headlines: American Idol Cancels Texas Auditions, Hopefuls Lineup in Omaha

American Idol cancels Texas Auditions due to Hurricane Harvey

Auditions in Texas have been cancelled due to the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. The Texas stops had been added only recently.

Hundreds line up at Lewis and Clark Landing hoping to be the next ‘American Idol’ – On Tuesday, “American Idol” producers listened to hundreds of singers in hopes of finding the show’s next star.
“Idol” hopefuls lined up in front of the tour bus at Lewis & Clark Landing on a foggy morning to sing for producers and — possibly, just maybe — land a spot in the singing competition. Potential contestants lined up well before auditions started. – Read more at Omaha.com

American Idol Taps nFusz for Innovative Audition Partnership – HOLLYWOOD, CA–(Marketwired – Aug 29, 2017) – nFusz, Inc. (OTCQB: FUSZ), the Hollywood-based digital technology company, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with American Idol Productions, Inc. to utilize nFusz’ interactive video technology to find auditioners for the show’s first season on ABC. This month, nFusz helped kick off the AMERICAN IDOL® auditions at an outdoor retail shopping area in Lake Buena Vista, Florida with Idol winners Jordin Sparks, Kris Allen and Ruben Studdard, performing in front of the new nFusz-powered pop-up audition kiosk. Now through September 15, hopefuls will have the chance to audition for the show at the kiosk. – Read more at MarketWire

Another American Idol Reunion

Melinda Doolittle, Clark Beckham and Mandisa…

American Idol winner Nick Fradiani talks ‘I’ll Wait For You’ – Regarding his new single, “I’ll Wait for You,” Fradiani said, “It’s the first song I put out since the last record. It’s very exciting, and it’s more organic sounding. We wrote it back in Connecticut, and it’s a really feel-good song. It’s a good end of summer song. I am happy that it’s the first single that will come out.” – Read more at Digital Journal

David Cook, 9 years after ‘American Idol’ win, cites Nine Inch Nails as inspiration for new album – He attributes these qualities in large part to being inspired by the industrial-rock kings Nine Inch Nails, English trip-hop pioneers Massive Attack, moody Norwegian songstress Aurora and fast-rising American singer-songwriter Halsey. Yet, while some performers will claim musical influences they have little familiarity with — in an attempt to gain indie credibility — Cook is happy to cite specific examples. – Read more at SanDiegoUnionTribune

Danielle Bradbery on Calling Houston Home – Bradbery co-wrote seven of the album’s 10 tracks, sharing credits with songwriters like Thomas Rhett, Josh Kerr, Emily Weisband and more. But when she thinks about other artists’ songs she wishes she’d written, she heads straight for Stapleton. “I wish I’d written Chris Stapleton’s ‘Either Way.’ When I first heard that song, I was cleaning my house and I stopped what I was doing. It completely blew me away,” she said. – Read more at CMT.com

America’s Got Talent Evie Clair on How She Would Use the $1 Million Prize to Try to Save Her Father’s Life – How did you decide on “Wings.” I never heard this song before and someone suggested it. I was like, “Oh, that’s a pretty song.” I was practicing it and I just didn’t feel comfortable with the song. I didn’t really understand the lyrics and I wasn’t thinking about the message of the song. One day I went in and really looked at the lyrics and studied them, and it really, really helped and it really impacted me. I was, “Wait. This song is a great song.” I had never looked at the words before. It was really great that I was able to sing that particular song on the show and show more of my talent with the piano. – Read more at Parade.com

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