Headlines: David Archuleta Shares New Projects, David Cook Talks Kinky Boots

David Archuleta shoots for the sky on new projects – “I’m itching to share the songs,” Archuleta said. “It’s nice to share the songs and the messages behind them. It’s my first album since my mission, which was an eye-opening experience for me. It was like an awakening. I want to write about it and express the way life looks now after serving a mission and being back in the music industry.” – Read more at East Valley Tribune

THE TYLER MOUNT VLOG | David Cook Celebrates Kinky Boots’ 5th Anniversary – The new Kinky Boots star joins Tyler Mount on the Playbill couch to talk all things Kinky! – See the Video at Playbill

‘American Idol’ Singing Sisters Won’t Be Going to Hollywood, After All – “We are sisters on a mission,” Taylor writes on Facebook. “We are both about to launch our singles respectively and are ready to put the hard work into carving our own paths individually … ALWAYS having each others backs. It’s never a competition with us. We are ready to take the leap of faith into our own (extremely different) artistic paths … and we hope you will join us.” Coccia adds on Instagram: “Although I was SUPER disappointed at first, I know that this is 100 percent the right decision for us, and what we’re trying to do in the music buisness (sic). We want you to see us for who we really are and we’re not striving for 15 seconds of fame.” – Read more at TasteofCountry

From Happy Valley to ‘The Voice’: How one State College native made her way into national spotlight – Ken Hosterman, former Penn State soccer coach and World War II veteran, passed the time while stationed in Italy by singing in a quartet. Now decades later, his granddaughter, Stephanie Skipper, has gained national attention for her voice. Growing up in State College, Skipper was inspired by the voices of her mother, Karen Hosterman-Sabel, and her grandfather. Now, she’s creating her own legacy, starting with a recent stint on NBC’s “The Voice,” and other career successes. – Read more at The Daily Collegian

David Hernandez on Finding His Voice at Valley Youth Theatre and Embracing His American Idol Past – Phoenix New Times: How does it feel to be one of the headliners at Phoenix Pride this year? David Hernandez: I’m excited that I can finally come back home. It’s been 10 years since I did Idol. It’s cool to be part of this event, and I’m playing with my hometown band that I started singing with, I want to say, 15 years ago … I was 17 when I started playing with them. They would sneak me into the nightclub. I would play with them and leave right afterward. _ Read more at Phoenix New Times

Moriah Formica on ‘The Voice’ and how it made her stronger – “I was sitting around the house watching television when the phone rang and my dad said it was ‘The Voice,’” said Moriah Formica. “I thought, ‘Whoa.’ Then I felt unreal that they’d reached out to me.” Casting agents had seen some of Formica’s videos on YouTube and wondered if she’d be interested in coming to New York City to do an audition for the popular nationally televised talent show. “At first I was shocked .?.?. then flattered. I wondered if I wanted to do that,” Formica said. “I was a bit muddle-headed. I decided to do it.” – Read more at DailyGazette

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