Headlines: AGT’s Victory Brinker EP, FOX Developing “Lotto Singer”

9-Year-Old Singer Victory Brinker Follows ‘America’s Got Talent’ Run With Christmas EP – Following her breakout run on America’s Got Talent over the summer, 9-year-old singer Victory Brinker is set to release a Christmas EP next week, Billboard can exclusively announce. The Wonder of Christmas — Brinker’s first EP — includes four tracks: “Silent Night,” “O Holy Night,” “Ave Maria” and “Pie Jesu.” “I am so excited that my first record is for Christmas and I can sing songs everyone knows and loves,” the Latrobe, Pennsylvania, singer says in a statement. “I hope it makes everyone happy this Christmas season.” The EP, produced by Daniel Blake and marketed and distributed through Monark Entertainment, will be out on all digital retailers and streaming services Nov. 12. – Read more at Billboard

‘The Masked Singer’ Creator Wonwoo Park Signs First-Look Deal With Fox, Developing U.S. Version Of Korean Talent Format ‘Lotto Singer’ – The Masked Singer creator Wonwoo Park has signed a first-look development deal with Fox Alternative Entertainment and has set his sights on his first project. The producer will develop series with Fox’s unscripted production division for the U.S. and international territories via his Seoul-based production company DiTurn. It comes after Park previously struck a first-look production deal with Universal Television Alternative Studio in 2019. The first project for Fox is a U.S. version of Korean singing competition Lotto Singer. The series sees viewers win cash prizes by betting on contestants’ performances. Created by Park and produced by SBS’ FormatEast, the series launched on MBN in October 2020. – Read more at Deadline

Sofía Vergara to Play Drug Queenpin Griselda Blanco in Netflix Limited Series – Sofía Vergara is set to star in a Netflix limited series about notorious drug trafficker Griselda Blanco, Variety has learned. Titled “Griselda,” the series chronicles the real life of savvy and ambitious Colombian business woman who created one of the most profitable drug cartels in history. A devoted mother, Blanco’s lethal blend of charm and unsuspecting savagery helped her expertly navigate between family and business leading her to become widely known as the Black Widow and the Cocaine Godmother. The show will consist of six 50-minute episodes. – Read more at Variety

The Voice 17 Winner Jake Hoot to Release Christmas Song November 19

“It’s time to reveal the big exciting news! As many of you know, Christmas is my favorite time of year,” writes Jake, “and I am so excited to be celebrating this holiday season in the most epic way by releasing my very first holiday single. Coming Nov. 19th – “When Christmas Has Come And Gone” featuring my good friends @tenorsmusic.”
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Hey The Voice Fans! Send a Video and You May Introduce Your Fave on Fan Week

“Send a video to [email protected] stating your name, age, location, and Top 5 artists currently on the show for a chance to introduce your fave!”

Makin’ Tracks: ‘Damn Strait’ It’s Easy to ID Scotty McCreery’s Idol – Former Lyric Street artist Trent Tomlinson, who landed a cut on Strait’s 2006 album It Just Comes Natural, lived out the story in “Damn Strait.” He and an ex shared an affinity for the Cowboy’s music, and when that relationship came crashing down, it changed his relationship with Strait’s catalog. “Every time a George Strait song would come on the radio or on Spotify or some kind of playlist, I didn’t want to hear it because it reminded me of that situation,” explains Tomlinson. “I never thought in a million years I would turn George Strait off my radio.” – Read more at Billboard

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A photo of American Idol season 10 singer and Danny Devito at a Hollywood event recently.
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A bunch of American Idol alums got together in Mexico

It tooks to be some sort of combo vacation/residency. American Idol alums: Blake Lewis, Candice Glover, Haley Reinhart, Casey Abrams, Nick Fradiani, Ace Young, Diana Degarmo, Brandon Rogers and The Voice’s Gwen Sebastian. Gwen Sebastian posted a photo HERE.

The group performed at The Hard Rock Los Cabos in Mexico on October 25 and 26 according to this post from Gwen. 
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