Headlines: Candice Glover on Broadway, Chloe Kohanski Talks Losing her Voice

‘American Idol’ winner Candice Glover reclaims spotlight on Broadway – Glover said people are unaware of what happened to her album. Unhappy with some of the songs, she believed the album wasn’t ready. “So long story short: we delayed the album, and one of the times that we decided to delay it, Interscope, which was the label that you get signed to when you win, was not in contact with iTunes at the time or 19 Entertainment, who was the management company,” she told NBC News. After getting cut such a raw deal, Glover went into seclusion and avoided social media. Calling the gig “a blessing,” Glover said she’s having the time of her life on The Great White Way — even if it’s somewhat of a dream deferred. She was originally approached to appear in a jazz-themed Broadway production that never materialized. – Read more at NBCNews

One Frustrating Thing About Being On The Voice, According To Winner Chloe Kohanski – I think there should be a bit of a better balance of the talking and the singing. It’s just non-stop. It’s not like you have two sets of vocal cords. You only have one, and if you exhaust it from talking, then you’re also affecting your singing. Which, they want everyone to sound great. But you gotta have the interviews, cause you gotta build the episode so that people relate to you and then they vote for you. It’s all about the same level of importance. – Read more at Cinema Blend

2017 Rhode Islanders of the Year – Billy Gilman – The new Billy wanted to sing pop music, shed the weight of his past and start anew. That’s when “The Voice” came calling. “They called my management for three seasons. I kept saying no, I want to make it on my own,” he says. “Then they asked last season, and I finally said, you know, nothing in my life, other than singing, has ever constantly kept coming up in my aura, in my realm. I’ll take the dive. What a great platform to show the new me, because I really am a different human.” The show was a whirlwind, thrusting Gilman back into the spotlight and into the ears of an astonished panel of judges. And even though he didn’t win, now there is a new Billy Gilman in town, one with a new album in the works, his first arena concert at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center this December, and a promising pop future. – Read more at RIMonthly

Clay Aiken Spends the Holiday with Tyra Banks

Why Don’t We: Meet the Band Who Want to Be the Next ‘N Sync – Before they formed, most members of Why Don’t We already had fans. Besson and Marais were live streaming their home performances on platforms like YouNow, sometimes for audiences as large as 60,000 at once who would tune in to watch the teens croon. Herron’s posted a cover of Shawn Mendes’ “Stitches” on Instagram that earned 20 million views when cross-posted to Facebook. Avery covered Ed Sheeran’s catalog for his personal YouTube page. Seavey, who plays several instruments, was the only one to gain his platform from national television — a once untraditional mode of launching a career now made to feel quaintly old school — when he placed in the Top Seven on on American Idol. – Read more at Rolling Stone

DWTS Pro Witney Carson Spends Christmas in the Hospital with Her Father-in-Law – Witney Carson and her family are grateful for the outpouring of support they’ve received amid her father-in-law’s battle with cancer. On Tuesday, the Dancing with the Stars pro shared a photo of her father-in-law surrounded by three little family members as they celebrate the holidays by his side in the hospital. “Christmas in the hospital isn’t so bad when you have the cutest lil’ nuggets with you. ?,” Carson, 24, captioned the Instagram. – Read more at People

Most Influential 2017: ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ winner Lex Ishimoto destined for greatness – During the season 14 finale of “So You Think You Can Dance,” in September, other contestants on the Fox prime-time dance competition smiled big, gushed about their experience and shed some tears. The performer who would ultimately win the title of “America’s Favorite Dancer” was calm and matter-of-fact. “I’m a really, really boring and dry human being,” he said. – Read more at the OC Register

He’s tide up at the moment! Shirtless Simon Cowell dons a life-vest as he feeds his need for speed with thrilling jet-ski ride alongside girlfriend Lauren Silverman in Barbado – He has been displaying his visibly slimmer frame after going on a health-kick in recent months. And Simon Cowell proved to be in high spirits as he took the jet-ski for a spin in the water during his annual festive Barbados getaway on Tuesday. The music mogul, 58, was also joined for the adrenaline-packed activity with his stunning girlfriend Lauren Silverman, 40. – Read more at Daily Mail

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