Headlines: Carrie Underwood Opry 10 Years, Did Idol Alumni Vote for Themselves?

‘THE VOICE’ TEAMS UP WITH GROUNDBREAKING MOBILE GAME SHOW ‘HQ TRIVIA’ AS FANS WATCH AND PLAY TO WIN $50,000 AND TRIP TO ATTEND SEASON FINALE – NBC’s four-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series “The Voice” will team up with interactive global game show sensation HQ Trivia for a first-of-its-kind partnership on Monday, May 14, giving fans and viewers a chance to watch and play for a $50,000 cash prize and a trip for two to Los Angeles to attend “The Voice” live season finale performance show on Monday, May 21. During the Monday May 14 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) live telecast, Rogowsky will make a special guest appearance live from “The Voice” stage at Universal Studios in Los Angeles. Viewers are encouraged to tune in to the telecast and watch for hints to be ready for the special edition of HQ later that night. The special HQ game will be co-hosted by “Voice” coaches Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton and HQ Trivia host Scott Rogowsky live at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, giving viewers and “Voice” fans the opportunity to play and win. – Read more at NBCUmv

American Idol: Catie Turner & Jurnee debate the top five as Catie recalls nearly “pulling a Katniss Everdeen” – During last week’s elimination, Catie told ABC Radio she wanted to be voted out, because after blowing her lyrics, she didn’t deserve to stay. In fact, she felt so strongly about it that, had she been voted safe, she claims she would’ve “volunteered as tribute,” just like in Hunger Games. “I would’ve pulled a Katniss Everdeen!” Catie reveals. “I [texted] the producer right before I went on stage. I said, ‘Hi guys, not to make you scared, but…If I make it, I’m giving my spot to Jurnee.’” Jurnee says, “I wouldn’t have let her do that…but it’s just so sweet. These are the kind of bonds you make when you’re with people this long…I’m happy I have lifelong pals.” – Read more at Hot1079PC

American Idol Top 7 Contestant Catie Turner to Appear with Haley Reinhart

‘American Idol’: Caleb Lee Hutchinson Teases That Carrie Underwood Covers Show ‘New Sides of Me’ – “Carrie (Underwood) is one of the most successful people to come out of (American) Idol,” Hutchinson says in an interview with Taste of Country about the country powerhouse, who is serving as a musical mentor to the contestants this week. “I have grown up with her in the spotlight for the last 10 years, so meeting her (this week) has been crazy. She is a giant to me and is so powerful and is so successful, so just to have her mentoring us is unbelievable.” – Read more at Taste of Country

Luke Bryan: “Good Things Are Happening” – “I’ve had people come up to me saying it’s a big deal, man, when you can get a show picked up a second year. That means some good things are happening.” Bryan added that he thinks the show and the judges are just hitting their stride, which may be why everyone is sticking around for the next round. “We’re starting to (have) chemistry as judges. And obviously (Ryan) Seacrest has it,” he added, “I mean, he’s just a pro. But then when you look at the contestants — our top 10 and our top 7 — it’s really a contestant-driven show. And if we can put contestants on there that (make) people want to tune in and rally behind, it makes the show even more special.” – Read more at CMT.com

Carrie Underwood Celebrates 10 Years at the Opry

Trent Harmon Credits the Inspiring People Behind Debut Album – When the conversation turned to the lessons he learned from his time on Idol, he compared his experience to being handed the keys to a new car. “There are 1,000 different paths you can take the night after you win a show like that,” he said. “It plucks you from virtual obscurity and puts you in the driver’s seat of a music career, but you have to pay for the gas. You have to put the time, money, effort and lack of sleep as far as taking off. I’m looking at The Voice, Idol, America’s Got Talent, consistently not everybody’s going to be a huge household name. But a lot of these people pop up on other people’s records as writers. I wanted a longstanding career in radio. So, I didn’t go do a tour after the show was over. I started writing.” – Read more at CMT.com

USO Launches The Salute to Military Spouses Campaign During USO-Metro’s 36th Annual Awards Dinner (Kellie Pickler) – In honor of Military Spouse Appreciation Day, the USO is launching a six-month salute to military spouses. The Salute to Military Spouses campaign aims to raise public awareness of the challenges and contributions of our nation’s unsung heroes by giving the public, influencers and military stakeholders concrete ways to lend their support and voice to issues that matter to the military spouse community. Kellie Pickler, an 11-time USO tour veteran, performed “God Bless America” with the American Military Spouses Choir and shared her own personal commitment to the USO’s effort. “It was an honor to perform with the very talented American Military Spouses Choir and be a part of a special night that shines a light on the service and sacrifice of our military spouses,” Pickler said. – PRNewsWire

Did American Idol Alumni Vote For Themselves?

Howie Mandel on What to Expect from America’s Got Talent in 2018 – Canadian comedian Howie Mandel, 62, will mark his ninth go-round at the judge’s table for NBC’s America’s Got Talent, premiering its 13th season May 29. He’ll join fellow judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum and Mel B and host Tyra Banks in the nationwide talent search. Can you give a hint of what we have to look forward to this season? I say this every year, but just when you think you’ve seen everything, you realize you ain’t seen nothing yet. I believe that I’ve already seen the winner. There have been a couple of golden buzzers already. I was hoping that we would be able to rise to last year, and I believe that we’re equal to it, if not better. – Read more at Parade.com

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