Headlines: American Idol Heads to Savannah, Casey James Was Never Country

Multiplatinum Pop Superstar Selena Gomez to Perform at the “2017 American Music Awards(R),” Sunday, November 19, on ABC – dick clark productions and ABC announced today that multiplatinum singer and actress, Selena Gomez, will perform her brand-new single at the “2017 American Music Awards.” The influential and inspiring pop superstar, who continues to redefine her role as an artist, is a fan favorite at the American Music Awards, having taken home the award for Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock in 2016, as well as providing show-stopping performances of her powerful track “Same Old Love” in 2015 and her passionate song “The Heart Wants What It Wants” in 2014. – Read more at Futon Critic

Liam Payne, Travis Scott, French Montana and Clean Bandit Join 2017 MTV EMA Performer Lineup – MTV today announced additional headliners for the star-studded 2017 MTV EMA performer lineup including breakout pop superstar Liam Payne. Platinum selling hip-hop trail blazer and trendsetter Travis Scott will take the stage. Also performing and following his success with one of the year’s biggest records is global hip-hop mega star French Montana. With a string of hits, UK pop-electronic wonders and “Best Song” nominees Clean Bandit were also announced today, for a special performance featuring a host of star names: Zara Larsson, Sean Paul, Anne-Marie and Julia Michaels, who is lead vocalist on the new Clean Bandit smash “Miss You” which is released tomorrow. – Read more at Futon Critic

An interview with the winner of ‘Connecticut Idol’ – Now, Robert will take his “Silver Ticket” and head to Savannah, Ga. to audition in front of the ‘American Idol‘ executive producers. News 8’s own Ryan Kristafer joined Jagger from KISS 95.7 to talk to Robert about his experience and about the journey going forward. Savannah Auditions are scheduled for Saturday. – Watch the Video at WTNH.com

Luke Bryan Talks New Role On American Idol With Bobby Bones Show – Luke always radiates so much joy when he stops by, but to him that’s just a ‘highly caffeinated’ version of himself. He told us how life has been since accepting the judging role on American Idol, including how he’s telling with the rumors and gossip associated with the show. – Watch the interview clips at iHeartRadio

Interview: Kelly Clarkson talks new music, ‘The Voice’ and her ‘thick Southern’ pride – “I’m living the dream, doing a phoner from my bed,” she says as a friendly hello. Spending just a few minutes in Clarkson’s world is an exercise in grace. She laughs easy, drops a few gentle f-bombs and is quick to empathize with the total stranger on the other side of the phone line. “You’re a writer, and as artists, we all have a reason why we do what we do,” she says. “I think any artist — whether you’re a writer, a singer, a painter, a sculptor, whatever it is — a lot of us are driven by those hurdles that were put in front of us, and why we love to do what we do.” – Read more at USAToday

Carson Daly returns to TODAY after losing his ‘Pops’: ‘It’s been a rough month’ – After losing his “Pops” earlier this week to bone cancer, Carson Daly returned to work Thursday, thanking his TODAY colleagues for their support and acknowledging “it’s been a rough month for my family.”

Cassadee Pope Poses with the Presidents

The Voice winner performed last Saturday night for all five ex-presidents of the US at the One America Appeal hurricane relief concert which took place at Texas A&M University. I could make a butt grabbing joke here. But nah…

Lionel Richie moves to trademark American Idol catchphrase – report – Richie appears to have been inspired by former Idol judge Randy Jackson, who famously prefaced his critiques with “Yo! Dawg” to come up with his own catchphrase. According to editors at The Blast, he’s planning to use the slogan, “Here Comes Da Judge” and in documents obtained by the news outlet, on 13 October, Richie filed documents to trademark “HERE COMES DA JUDGE” and “HERE COMES DA JUDGE – LIONEL RICHIE”, which he plans to use on a diverse range of items including belt buckles, campaign buttons, sewing boxes, T-shirts, rugby shirts, and scented candles. None of these sources seem trustworthy, so… – Read more at Peoplemagazine.co.za

Lansing resident Lucas Holliday graces ‘The Voice’s’ stage – “I was definitely excited watching everyone’s reaction because I kind of feed off of that sense of surprise — being the guy you just don’t expect,” Holliday said in a press conference. “I’m very passionate about the music that I do and the music that I admire and listen to for a long time, and it’s just a blessing to be on that stage and to watch these people kind of try to figure this out — I live off of that.” – Read more at City Pulse

American Idol Winner Scotty McCreery Has Come A Long Way – “You know, Garth Brooks, is a huge influence for me. [He’s] a guy that I’ve grown up listening to my whole life, so to get the call that Garth Brooks wanted me to open for him in South Dakota was pretty awesome. I kinda freaked out a little bit, but I was really nervous before that show. I still get butterflies before a normal show that I do every night, but that one was especially nerveracking. But as soon as they introduced me, the crowd went nuts and I was like, oh all right, let’s just go have fun.” – Read more at Southern Living

“American Idol” notes: Casey James interview – “I’m not a country artist. Never was.” But he knew that was the most commercial route the folks at BNA wanted him to go. So he went that direction. “It really wasn’t a bad thing,” he said. “I got a lot of exposure from it. I gained a lot of contacts. I wouldn’t be where I am now if I hadn’t taken the journey.” But James felt like he was often performing in front of the wrong crowd. “I felt like a chain saw juggler at an art gallery,” he said. He recalled finishing a country set and the next artist came up and opened a beer and the crowd went bonkers. James thought, “Man, this is not my crowd.” So now he’s embracing the blues, his first love. Sure, it’s a far smaller pond to be in but he hopes enough of his fans from country and “Idol” days will jump over and give him a shot to make a living in that world. Hm. I expect a version of this interview from Trent Harmon eventually – Read more at AJC

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