Voice Alum Adam Wakefield and Wife Jenny Leigh Expecting First Baby: ‘What a Blessing’ – The Voice season 10 runner-up Adam Wakefield kept his wife Jenny Leigh’s pregnancy secret for 8 months, until he announced the news from the Opry stage Friday night.Adam is also a member of the singing show supergroup Texas Hill (Craig Wayne Boyd (Voice 7 winner), Casey James (Idol 9 2nd runner-up). “We kept things under wraps for eight months and have really enjoyed keeping the start of this new chapter intimate,” the duo adds. “But having the opportunity to share our news from the Opry stage felt right. With such family-oriented roots and country music history, we couldn’t think of a more special introduction for our baby. Now let’s just hope he/she is into music and not sports!” – Read more at People
‘American Idol’ Winner Taylor Hicks Records New Trey Anastasio Song For Osiris Podcast ‘Sugar Maple’ – The American Idol season 5 winner has recorded an original song written by Trey Anastasia from the group Phish. “On a recent episode of Marc Brownstein’s Twitter Spaces show The Lively Hour, the Disco Biscuits bassist was speaking to Maggie Rose when composer Don Hart stopped by for an unannounced visit and dropped the news that American Idol star Taylor Hicks has recorded an original song written by Trey Anastasio that will appear on Osiris Media’s Sugar Maple podcast.” The podcast has two episodes up so far. Keep an eye out for Taylor’s song HERE. Before he competed on American Idol, Taylor was known as a jamband guy who performed in a Widespread Panic cover band. – Read more at Jambands.com
Adam Lambert tours pricey High Line condo in NYC – American Idol season 8 alum Adam Lambert looking to buy a place in New York City, apparently: “The “American Idol” star was spotted at Lantern House — a new 22-story luxury condo complex in West Chelsea designed by Thomas Heatherwick, with two towers that link beneath the High Line. Two-bedroom units on the market (from 1,400 to 1,600 square feet) run from $3.65 million to $5.19 million, and are outfitted with bay windows, stunning water views, chef’s kitchens, wide-plank oak floors, high ceilings, walk-in closets and marble-clad bathrooms. – Read more at New York Post
AleXa Is Repping for K-Pop and Oklahoma In ‘American Song Contest’ – American Song Contest singer AleXa repped for her home state Oklahoma, but she had moved to South Korea and is finding success their as a K-Pop performer. “The first group I ever saw was Super Junior – they’re a huge senior group in the K-Pop industry, but my gateway was SHINee,” AleXa tells Billboard. “I’ve been hooked ever since.” She moved to Korea in the first quarter of 2018 and competed on two reality shows, Rising Star and Produce 48. She signed with ZB, a label owned by South Korean video production company Zanybros. Her first single, “Bomb,” was released on Oct. 21, 2019. “It was right before the pandemic hit,” she says. Two more singles followed: “ReviveR” and “Tattoo.” After living in South Korea for four years, AleXa returned to the U.S. this year to compete in American Song Contest. – Read more at Billboard
Ryan Seacrest ‘American Idol’ Season 20 Contestant Sir Blayke on His Inspiring Audition – Sir Blayke’s audition aired Monday night. In his pre-package, she shared about being homeless in Atlanta early in his career. Sir Blayke chased songwriter Ester Dean in an Atlanta mall, where he sang a song for her and shared his dreams of becoming a songwriter. She flew him out to Los Angeles and they wrote together!
Blake Shelton Teases Luke Bryan Over Faux Sexiest Man Alive Cover: ‘Hope That Works Out Better for You!’ – The Voice coach and American Idol judge, respectively are good friends. Blake famously appeared on the cover of PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive issue in 2017 — but on Monday night, it was Bryan who graced the cover thanks to a hilarious Photoshop job.
My god buddy I hope that works out better for you!!!!! ? https://t.co/aAhGSlgU3W
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) March 22, 2022
Kelly Clarkson Play a Game of Name That Tune.
Kelly didn’t know her own song! It’s pretty hilarious. ALthough I suspect it might have been a bit. Hm.