American Idol alums make themselves at home in Henderson – If you thought you were hearing a rerun of “American Idol” booming from the Preston Fine Arts Center on Thursday, your ears weren’t playing tricks on you. A handful of “American Idol” alums were rehearsing — and having fun — on stage most of the day Thursday, as they rehearsed for their “All Star Idols” show that takes place 7 p.m. Friday, which will be put on by the Henderson Area Arts Alliance. The artists include Kris Allen (Season 8), Janelle Arthur (Season 12) Melissa Doolittle (Season 6) and Joshua Ledet (Season 11), and they are joined by musical director Michael Orland.- See the Video at TheGleaner
Former American Idol Contestants to Perform Tonight – Music Director of Friday’s show Michael Orland, who previously worked for American Idol during its 15-season run, said the show will be unique because the four performers from various seasons have “never performed together before.” Orland said the audience can expect original songs and songs artists sung on American Idol television show and will alternate between solos, duets and group songs. “It’s really amazing to come together and do this like this,” Orland said. “We’re going to keep it kind of informal, so they’re just all going to sit on stage, and they’re going to sing backgrounds for each other. ” Like Orland, Allen said the thing that makes the show special is that it will be informal. – Read more at Surfkey.com
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Lauren Alaina Says Her Eating Disorder Nearly Destroyed Her Voice – “Honestly, I don’t know that I would’ve gotten better if it hadn’t affected my vocal cords,” she admits. “I had really bad polyps on my vocal cords, and I’ve had them since I was a kid, but the bulimia made it 10 times worse. They were bleeding constantly and it was straining on my voice. And just the lack of nutrition — my vocal cords couldn’t keep up because I was so unhealthy.” Her doctor told her if she did not get help, she would never be able to sing again. – Read more at People.com
Exclusive: Lauren Alaina Performs on CMT Next Women of Country Live – Lauren Alaina is baring her soul in her brand new, exclusive performance for CMT’s Next Women of Country Live. “I’m Doing Fine” is a story that will punch you right in the gut — made even more powerful because it is actually Alaina’s story. It’s not been an easy road for the Georgia native, but now, all grown up and unafraid to tell her truth, she’s doing just fine. – Watch the Video at CMT
Danny Gokey beats ‘Idol’ stigma, depression – In 2012 he married Leyicet Peralta and a year later the new couple welcomed their first child. Peralta’s parents moved into their home for much-needed help with their new son. At the time, Gokey had $40 in the bank. Gokey said he put “all of my eggs in one basket,” praying his first Christian album “Hope In Front of Me” would be a success. “I got on my knees and said, ‘God, what is going on?’” the singer recalled. Soon after, his agents found a check for $2,500 that been lost in their system for three years. “We went to Costco that day and Leyicet was like, ‘We’ve got to be careful with this money,’” Danny Gokey recalled. “I said, ‘Nope, God is buying.’ We went all over the place. We bought a washer. We bought tons of food and ever since that moment, things have progressed in such a beautiful way. And, now we’re here.” – Read more at The Tennessean
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Is Tony Dovolani Returning to Dancing with the Stars? – In a PEOPLE exclusive clip of Friday’s Home & Family episode, All My Children star Susan Lucci — who is serving as guest co-host for the week — reunited with her DWTS pro partner, Tony Dovolani. So, will the fan-favorite dancer return to the ballroom anytime soon? “I miss Dancing, of course I love the show,” Dovolani says about the reality series, and hints, “and of course I might do another season.” – Read more at People