Headlines: Big Crowds in Buffalo for Idol Auds, David Cook Ends Kinky Boots Run

American Idol audition bus is in Shreveport today

‘Don’t mess it up’: American Idol hopefuls battle nerves to audition in downtown KC – Malek Looney’s knees shook as he stood in line with other “American Idol” hopefuls on a brisk Sunday morning in downtown Kansas City. “I’m just shaking, not because I’m nervous to sing, but more because it’s like that feeling you get when you’re so close to something that you wanted for so long,” said the 19-year-old Kansas City, North, resident. ”You’re like anxious about it, but you’re also thinking like, ‘Calm down. Don’t mess it up. You got it. Just do this.’” Looney was among several hundred in their teens and 20s who flocked to Barney Allis Plaza Sunday to show judges they had the talent to compete on the next season of “American Idol.” – Read more at Kansas City.com

How many made it to next round of American Idol audition – American idol is one of those iconic shows most of us have watched and obsessed over at some point in our lives. Today, for the first time ever, the hit series stopped at Canalside to hold auditions. Around 2,000 contestants came out to Buffalo for their chance to follow in the footsteps of famous singers like Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson. Fans got in line at the crack of dawn for their chance at winning the infamous golden ticket to the next round. – Read more at WKBW

 

American Idol auditions bring thousands to Canalside – Thousands of aspiring musicians lined up for a shot at fame as American Idol auditions were held at Canalside on Sunday. With the weather more suited for mid-October than early-September, artists from near and far bundled up and stood in several lines before entering a large tent to perform in front of talent judges. – Read more at WBFO

American Idol Says Buffalo Is Biggest Audition City Stop So Far–Watch The Auditions – Certainly the odds are the best so far in Buffalo. The producer running the show during the audition tour says that out of all 20 tour stop so far, Buffalo has produced the biggest numbers. Over 2,000 auditioned for the reality singing show and over 7,600 went to watch and support the singing-hopefuls.- Read at MIX96

David Cook’s Last Day in Broadway’s Kinky Boots

Sunday was David Cook’s last day playing Charlie Price in Broadway’s Kinky Boots. DWTS pro Mark Ballas takes over.

Danny Gokey interview – He has opened for everyone from Casting Crowns to TobyMac. Now he’s ready to take on the limelight as headliner for the first time this fall, a major milestone for any artist. That means he has enough of his own songs to play 60 to 75 minutes without relying on covers. “It’s amazing but at the same time, there’s a lot of risk,” said Gokey last week, fighting off a stomach virus that two of his kids had as well. “There’s a lot more I have to think about.” For this show, Gokey will dance with his band, too, Bruno Mars style during some of the more upbeat tunes. He hired Laurie Ann Gibson, the famous choreographer who works with the likes of Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj, to help him out. “I’m excited more than intimidated,” he said. “I like the challenge.” – Read more at AJC.com

TRACEY EVISON: Jasmine Murray overcomes struggles with anxiety to release her debut album, ‘Fearless’ – However, she says “We all have chinks in our armor. Some are clearly seen from the outside. Mine were on the inside; I secretly battled fear and anxiety. I know it looks like I had it all together, but I didn’t.” As a result of this, “Fearless” is the perfect theme for Murray’s first full-length album. The title track speaks to Murray’s struggles with anxiety. “I wasn’t given a spirit of fear/ I was given the power of love…I wanna be fearless….because I believe You’re with me now/ Bring on the unknown/Lead me and I’ll go/ Come set me free.” – Read more at The Guardian.pe.ca

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