American Idol auditions continue tonight beginning at 8/7c PM. It’s the last week of auditions EVER. We’ll be live blogging the hour, airing on FOX
The Weeknd, Adele, And Kendrick Lamar To Perform At 2016 GRAMMY Awards – First, fans can get excited for Little Big Town, who are nominated for Best Country Song, Song of the Year, Best Country Duo/Group Performance, and Best Country Album, to join the performance roster at the 2016 GRAMMYs. Next, fans can give Adele, a 10-time GRAMMY Award winner, a warm greeting when she takes the stage at the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards to perform a song from her current blockbuster album, 25. Also riding on the GRAMMY train will be Kendrick Lamar, who is currently nominated for 11 awards. Finally, when the event airs live at 8/7c on Monday, Feb. 15, it will mark the debut GRAMMY performance from The Weeknd, who has accumulated seven nominations off his latest studio album, 2013’s Kiss Land. – Read more at CBS
What would Freddie do? Adam Lambert on fronting Queen and holding back – Last year he bought his first home in Hollywood, and he’s casting about for a place – perhaps New York or London – to buy another. He’s not short of a few baubles, either. He has received multiple awards and a Grammy nomination. His first album, For Your Entertainment, went platinum in Australia, while 2012’s follow-up, Trespassing, went to number one in the US Billboard chart. Lambert enjoys seeing the whites of the audience’s eyes, and has absorbed every trick in the book when it comes to making each member feel singled out. “I could say that I naturally have a certain type of intensity,” he says, “and I’ve found that performing on stage has been the best outlet for that. In some ways I feel more comfortable on stage than I do in other social situations. Maybe it’s selfish and narcissistic, but maybe I’m a little of both of those things.” – Read more at the Sydney Morning Herald
SYTYCD Host Cat Deeley Welcomes a Son.
Cat Deeley and her husband, Patrick Kielty, welcome a son
Beyond delighted to announce the birth of our baby boy last week. All doing well & we couldn’t be happier… 3 really is the magic number!
— Cat Deeley (@catdeeley) January 19, 2016
‘Voice’ winner Craig Wayne Boyd likes underdog status – Since being named the Season 7 winner of “The Voice,” Boyd has been on a whirlwind tour across the country that will bring him to the Niswonger Performing Arts Center this Saturday for what he said will be a “rocking good time.” “I’m definitely excited and looking forward to it,” Boyd said, adding, “this will actually be my first show on the road for this year, and me and the band are really excited to just get out there on stage and rock you guys.” – Read more at the Van Wert Independent
Rockford Rocked chats with local American Idol contestant – Tristan Bushman: It is quite the process, but they definitely don’t just throw you up there in front of the celebrity judges. There are two-three auditions you have to go through to get to that point. I auditioned over Skype for my first audition, which was in front of executive producers. From there I got the news I made the cut and would be auditioning in San Francisco. So a few weeks later I was in San Francisco auditioning in front of the executive producers in person. I made that cut, and later that day I was auditioning in front of Keith, Jennifer and Harry. It’s definitely a nerve racking day, and you see and feel a lot of emotions, but it’s an experience I’ll remember for the rest of my life! – Read more at Rock River Times
Crawford Cowgirl Chases the “American Idol” Dream – With a golden ticket in hand, Jeneve Rose Mitchell is coming down from the mountains in Crawford and heading to Hollywood, California as she continues her journey on FOX’s American Idol. “I never really imagined that I would be at this point where I am right now. Its insane and it’s really hard to believe,” Mitchell said. Earlier this month during the Denver audition, all three celebrity judges unanimously voted to advance Mitchell all the way to Hollywood, which came as no surprise to her family and friends. Jenny Mitchell, Jeneve Rose’s mother says she always knew her daughter had the talent and passion for singing since the tender age of two, when she belted out the national anthem. – Read more at Western Slope
Carrie Underwood Turns Down ?the Volume On ‘Heartbeat’ – She has one of the most powerful voices in the business, so Carrie Underwood has a unique challenge with ballads: She admits that dialing back and capturing intimacy is difficult. That’s true not only in performances, but even when she’s creating new music. “I do it to myself,” she confesses. “Even in writing I’m like, ‘Where’s the money note? Where’s the money note? We need something in there.’ But I started realizing I need songs to give myself a break. I have some really difficult songs, and I have way too much pride to drop the key. So if I want to stop killing myself, in the beginning of the tour at least, I need to stop trying to do [so much].” – Read more at Billboard
Jennifer Lopez on How American Idol Changed Her: “It Helped Me Grow as a Performer” – “I went into this room, and it was like I was the biggest star in the room, with Steven Spielberg and George Clooney and this, every A-list star you could think of wanted to know about Idol. ‘Who do you think is going to win? What’s going to happen? Oh, my God, I love so and so,’” she said. “And I couldn’t believe it… It’s just been the most incredible journey, not just for me, but I realized the impact that it had. That’s when I really noticed it. And I said, ‘Wow, this is something that I am so fortunate to be a part of.” – Read more at InStyle