‘American Idol’: ABC Hopeful That All Judges & Presenters Will Return, Even Expectant Mother Katy Perry – ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke is also hoping that all of the stars on the show, including Katy Perry, who is set to give birth to her first child this summer, will return. Perry was one of the judges alongside Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan with Ryan Seacrest hosting and Bobby Bones acting as in-house mentor. “I love American Idol and was very proud how they pivoted to the production realities of this season. I thought they produced a phenomenal season and I thought the judges were fantastic and I’m hopeful that everybody is returning,” Burke told Deadline. – Read more at Deadline
Adam Lambert Cancels Velvet Tour Due to Coronavirus Concerns.
Adam Lambert has cancelled his European solo tour due to the Covid-19 pandemic. “I am so sorry and completely heartbroken that we have to cancel the upcoming Velvet tour in September,” he writes. “I have been so excited to play the new album to you guys. I know we all wanna dance right now! However, due to what’s best for our health and safety, alongside Covid-19 government guidelines across the continent, this has become the only option. With a handful of other commitments scheduled, I am sad to say that I won’t be able to reschedule these shows. If you are not contacted by your ticket agency within the next month, please go back to your original point of purchase. Sta safe, look after each other and I hope you see you all real soon.”
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— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) June 17, 2020
Two years after ‘American Idol,’ Gabby Barrett is ready to share her ‘Goldmine’ – “I completely understand why labels would be a little bit hesitant to sign somebody coming off of a television show, in their first glance,” Barrett said this week in an interview from her home in Nashville. “Of course, they didn’t know my backstory of me performing six years before that, but coming off of shows, we are doing covers and things, and what really makes or breaks a career is doing original music. So they didn’t know what my original music skills were going to be or if I had any. Neither did I,” she added. “I just knew that I was going to keep grinding it out.” – Read more at the Post-Gazette
‘The Voice’ winner Todd Tilghman sets concert dates, plans recordings, book, TV show – Meridian pastor Todd Tilghman, 2020 winner of “The Voice,” will be performing in a residency at The Theatre Of The Stars in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee Tilghman, a 42-year-old father of eight, will take the stage every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night throughout the month of July at the venue that was formerly known as Memories Theatre Tilghman said he is excited about the residency for more than one reason. “A live audience is going to be so much fun, and I also get to kind of see what I’ve got on a platform outside the church,” Tilghman said. “Plus I love the Smokies!” – Read more at Meridian Star