Headlines: American Idol Headed to Idaho, Kelly Clarkson Blasts iHeartRadio

‘American Idol’ is coming to Coeur d’Alene Idaho – The votes are in. Coeur d’Alene will be a star on the next season of “American Idol.” The mega-popular singing competition show will host its second round of auditions with judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie at the Hagadone Event Center in mid-October. The auditions will feature more than 30 contestants who advanced through the first round of auditions held in August and earlier this month in 20 cities around the country, including Boise. – Read more at CDAPress

Hundreds audition for the chance to compete on ‘American Idol’ – There is no cap on how many singers are selected from each city. Washington spoke with Patrick Lynn, a supervising producer on Idol, who said he was pleased with the quality of singers at this stop on the audition tour. “We’ve been seeing some good talent,” Lynn said. “I mean, this is the South. This is Atlanta. – Read more at WSBTTV

Singers flock to ‘American Idol’ open auditions in Duluth – The Cyr family said they’ve watched “American Idol” since the show began in 2002, one year before Lauren was born. “She’s watched it growing up, and for us, it’s very cool to see it on television and watch her be a part of it,” Scott Cyr said. “It can be nerve-racking for (Lauren) as well as us. At the same time, if it isn’t meant to happen, life will still go on and God has a plan for her life.” – Read more at GwinnetteDailyPost

Kelly Clarkson Calls Out IHeartRadio for Not Spinning Her Tunes

Novartis teams up with recording artist and actress Jordin Sparks and SCDAA to launch Generation S, an inspiring new sickle cell storytelling project – Novartis is teaming up with Grammy®-nominated singer, film and Broadway star Jordin Sparks and the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. (SCDAA) to launch Generation S, a national sickle cell disease (SCD) storytelling project that will help rewrite the SCD story for generations to come. Generation S encourages anyone touched by SCD to help inspire the sickle cell community and educate the nation by sharing their story. “Although I didn’t have the honor of knowing her throughout her journey, my stepsister Bryanna battled sickle cell disease her entire life,” said Jordin. “Even though we were stepsisters for a short period of time, it was the closest I’ve ever come to the disease and its struggles. I hope that Generation S will help to change how we think about sickle cell and I am proud to lend my voice to our collective stories.” – Read more at PRNewswire

From ‘American Idol’ to Walk of Fame, Carrie Underwood Reflects on Her Career – “I never thought in a million years that I would have the opportunity to even attend the CMAs or Grammys, or go visit the Walk of Fame, let alone participate in any of that,” says Carrie Underwood, who didn’t spend much of her Oklahoma upbringing even daring to dream. “Where I was from, and in my life, that just wasn’t something that was achievable. My first time on an airplane was coming out to Los Angeles when I was 21 to go to the Hollywood round of ‘American Idol.’ They were nice enough to take us to some of the touristy places, and I got to see some of the stars on Hollywood Boulevard and take pictures with them. I was like, ‘Man, as soon as they kick me off, at least I’ve been to L.A.’” – Read more at Variety

How Carrie Underwood Got Over Her Lyrical Shyness, With Help From a Label President – When Carrie Underwood left her longtime home at Sony Nashville last year to sign with Universal Music Group Nashville’s Capitol imprint, it wasn’t due to faltering chart positions, as is typical for country artists who jump ship. Rather, with Underwood, who consistently charts No. 1’s at radio, the move had more to do with her desire to get the old band back together — in this case, reuniting with Cindy Mabe, president of Universal Music Group Nashville, who worked with Underwood at Sony when her smash debut came out hot on the heels of an “American Idol” win. – Read more at Variety

Kelly Clarkson – A Minute & A Glass of Wine #meaningoflifetour

‘I got that soul deep inside me’: A few words with singer Danny Gokey – When I start writing an album, I think about what are the messages I want to say. Honestly, my faith plays a big part in the messaging, and I begin to pray about it. Honestly, I begin to live it, not just pray about it, but live it. A lot of the messages you got off of the album “Rise” are things that I’ve lived through. You know, personal issues that I’ve been able to conquer, personal issues that I’m still in the midst of. And that’s where the inspiration for the album comes from. Not only that, but having experienced doing live shows, I write some songs based on how I want the live show to feel, what I want the listeners to walk away with, and what emotions I want them to experience and walk away with as well. – Read more at news-gazette.com

Maroulis, DeGarmo return to familiar roles in ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ at North Shore – When Constantine Maroulis and Diana DeGarmo take the stage in the North Shore Music Theatre’s production of “Jekyll & Hyde,” they will be playing roles they’ve become very familiar with over the years. But as they explain, this is anything but a rehash of previous shows. “This is ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ like you’ve never seen before,” said DeGarmo, the “American Idol” season 3 runner-up, who is reprising the role of Lucy that she first played on the show’s world tour. “I’ve played this part in Asia, and Constantine has played the Jekyll/Hyde role on tour and on Broadway, but we’ve been learning things about these characters we never considered before, and it’s been amazing to take these roles to new and exciting places.” – Read more at NorthofBoston

Ryan Seacrest Reveals His Biggest ‘American Idol’ Fashion Faux Pas – The Live With Kelly and Ryan host, 43, was honored at Us Weekly’s Most Stylish New Yorkers party on September 12, where he revealed how taking fashion advice from his peers once worked against him. “It was the second season of American Idol, and the collective group that was producing the show and styling for the show suggested that I wear a sheer shirt to host the prime time show. It’s not a good idea,” he told Us at the event, held at Magic Happy Hour in New York City. “I should never do it. I don’t know if anybody should do it, but certainly not me.” – Read more at US Magazine

Videographer shares video of local AGT finalist from 2004 audition – A video, taken by freelance cameraman Chris Ian Garlington in 2004, shows a much younger Ketterer standing in line to audition for American Idol when the show visited Orlando, Florida. – More at WRCBTV

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