Headlines: American Idol Finalists Sing at Upfronts

ABC Upfront Presentation – ABC entertainment and news stars audition before American Idol judges, for the chance to open the Upfront presentation. Roseanne Barr wins, singing My Way. Turns out she’s not tone deaf, and her massacre of “The Star Spangled Banner” at a Padres game a couple decades ago was comedy. “I’m thrilled to share my vocal talents with America one more time,” Roseanne snarks on stage. “My record deal is in the works. Watch for me in Roseanne: The Musical. I hear#RoseanneSings is trending.” A Ryan Seacrest-introduced performance of American Idol competitors closes out the presentation, after Seacrest announces it’s a few minutes before his bedtime. The eliminated Top 10 finalists performed with Bebe Rexha (she performed duets with Top 24 contestants, so that’s the connection) – Read more at Deadline

‘American Idol’: Top 5’s Cade Foehner Explains Why He Knows Rock & Roll Isn’t Dead – Cade Foehner, 21, does not want you to feel bad about his American Idol elimination on May 13. Not only did he admit, “there is no regrets to be made or sadness to be had because our best friends go on,” but he also shared his belief that rock & roll is not dead. “You know this is obviously a sign that rock & roll is not dead. You know if I made it to the Top 5 and people wouldn’t have voted for me so I think it is still there. I just have weaved a thread in this thing, and I am specifically myself for a reason. I have my voice and skills for a reason and people will need to hear it, and I will do my best to get it out there,” Cade explained to reporters during a post-show interview. Don’t you just love his confidence?! – Read more at Hollywood Life

Michael J. Woodard Reveals What He’ll Do Next After ‘American Idol’ & What He’s Learned – Michael J. Woodard is sadly no longer in the running to become the next American Idol, after being eliminated on the May 13 episode, but don’t think that’s dashed his hopes to make it in the music industry. With his Idol experience, he’s learned a great deal about what it will take to make it to the top. You better believe that’s where he’s headed! I want to win a EGOT… Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony…,” Michael said in a new interview with HollywoodLife and other outlets. “I would like my Grammys first and then maybe the Tony and the Oscar and the Emmy can come later on. – Read more at Hollywood Life

Trent Harmon Explains Why He Waited Two Years After Winning ‘American Idol’ to Release Album – “I think it was really important; you want to pay tribute to all of that,” Harmon says of his time on Idol. “But, you almost want to create this disconnect. And by the time being in between then and now, and being able to write my own material, whether it’s good or not, whether you think it’s good or bad or indifferent, I got to write it. And no matter what, five years, 20 years, 30 years removed, I would rather have a finished work of original material rather than a bunch of cover songs which would essentially have been what I would’ve done. I would’ve had to put songs on hold that were by other artists because I hadn’t had time to write.” – Read more at PopCulture.com

Trent Harmon Thought Luke Bryan Would Be the ‘Sleeper’ Judge on ‘American Idol’ – “I think he’s doing well,” Harmon says to Taste of Country Nights’ Sam Alex of Bryan’s time on the show. But the Idol winner admits he’s surprised — he expected Bryan to be the easy one! “My original synopsis was going to be that he was the sleeper judge,” Harmon says. “I think everybody thought that he might be the judge that might be the least critical.” He compares Bryan’s judging style to that of Harry Connick, Jr., who brought something different to the table while instructing Harmon and his fellow contestants, critiquing their performances in a very “music-minded” way, as Harmon describes. – Read more at Taste of Country

Photo Coverage: Katharine McPhee & the Cast of WAITRESS Sing The Music of Sara Bareilles – Broadway’s newest intimate concert venue – presented the cast of Broadway’s hit musical Waitress – including it’s new star Katharine McPhee – celebrating the music of the show’s composer Sara Bareilles in a special benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS on Sunday last night and BroadwayWorld was there. Check out the photos below! – See the photos at Broadway World

Danielle Bradbery Talks Worth It Collection, Music, and More – Your music is all about female empowerment, especially ‘Worth It’, what is your message to rising female artists? Yes, if I can inspire others to feel powerful, then I will. My message to rising female artists is to be yourself and feel confident about it! As long as you’re true to yourself and you’re having fun, then it goes a long way! – Read more at CelebMix

DWTS’ finalist Tonya Harding: Americans have ‘proven that they love me’ – Backstage after the show, Harding, 47, told reporters that she’s gotten a second chance: “I think America has proven that they love me and they wanted to know what happened and now they know. It’s really amazing.” But Harding, who competes with pro partner Sasha Farber, admitted she was surprised to make it to the final of the abbreviated all-athletes “DWTS” season. “I thought they were going to tell us, ‘You’re going home,’ and I was going, ‘Oh, God, please.’ I literally was praying. And then I was like, ‘What, what’d you say?’ And he’s jumping up and down and I’m going, ‘Oh, my God, we made it.’ – Read more at Page Six

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