Headlines: American Idol Airing in India, Simon Cowell Ditches Cell Phone

Reality show American Idol to make its Indian TV premiere on Zee Cafe from June 4 – The next edition of the American Idol, the show that revolutionized reality television all over the world, will be aired on Zee Cafe, marking the Indian television premiere of the iconic show. Considered as one of the most iconic shows of all time, ‘American Idol’, which was the first to bring the format of singing reality shows on television, makes its Indian television premiere on June 4, airing weeknights at 9 pm on Zee Cafe. – Read more at New Indian Express

Maddie Poppe Meets the Stars at Wango Tango

Caleb Lee Hutchinson Hits the Lake

Gabby Barrett and Josh Gracin Help Raise Money For Pittsburgh Vets

Last week American Idol finalist Gabby Barrett helped her hometown vets by performing a Pittsburgh fundraiser. Season 2 alum Josh Gracin was also on hand.

The Sky Is The Limit For American Idol Finalist Gabby Barrett – During an American Idol performance she wanted to represent Pittsburgh by signing “Renegade” by Styx or Pittsburgh rock icon Donnie Iris’ “Ah! Leah!” However, Journey’s own Steve Perry had different plans in mind. “We submitted both of those songs and the story about Steve Perry was he didn’t allow anybody in the show to sing a Journey song. He contacted American Idol and said Gabby Barrett was the only one, and he wanted to meet her.” – Read more at KDKA

Katharine McPhee & Debra Messing Have a ‘Smash’ Backstage at ‘Waitress’ – It was a Smash reunion backstage at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre last night! Debra Messing visited the Katharine McPhee after her performance in Waitress the musical on Saturday (June 2) in New York City. – See the Photos at Just Jared

Paul McDonald discusses new album ‘Modern Hearts,’ Rockwood show – On the impact of technology on the music business, McDonald said, “It’s a different game than it used to be. Everybody has a shot. There is a ton of content out there. With social media and access to fans, which has been different in the past, it can help or it can hurt. It all depends on how you use it.”
McDonald revealed that he might put his song “Sing Out” (from his former band Grand Magnolias) back in his original set. – Read more at Digital Journal

Singer Fredericks returns to downtown Gloversville for video premiere – Fredericks, who began his public singing career at the age of 12 at the Mohawk Valley Cooperative Harvest a few doors down from the Glove, told the theater’s management at the time the video was shot that he would return and perform a fundraising concert to help with its ongoing restoration projects. “I would always see this theater when I would do the open mics at the Mohawk Harvest, but I never came in here until we shot the video. When I first stepped inside this place, it just had this cool life in it. It’s just comforting,” he said. – Read more at Daily Gazette

Simon Cowell Ditches his Cell Phone

CMT Expands Nashville Footprint With Summer of Music Festival – This year’s Summer of Music Festival, which pulls in music, food, fitness and pets, kicked off Sunday (June 3) with the Paws and Play Festival, sponsored by Pedigree and featuring a performance from Cassadee Pope. The main Monday (June 4) event is Ram Jam: Artists to Watch, a concert at TopGolf featuring the next generation of country artists including Devin Dawson, LANCO and Walker Hayes. Ram Trucks, which is sponsoring the CMT Music Awards for the first time, will also be present the night of the big show with the Ram Trucks Side Stage, which will feature in-show performances from Hayes, Dawson, LANCO, Lindsay Ell, Carly Pearce and Russell Dickerson. – Read more at Billboard

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