Katy Perry and Ryan Seacrest Have Already Been Brought to Tears During ‘American Idol’ Auditions (Exclusive) – ET’s Rachel Smith caught up host Ryan Seacrest and judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie on the first day of auditions in Savannah, Georgia, on Tuesday, where they dished on what they’re looking for in a performer, and revealed that one contestant has already brought two of them to tears. “Katy and I were actually crying [while] watching [an audition]” Seacrest said of a mother who patiently waited for her chance to sing for the stars. Bryan chimed in, saying, “That a mother of two can get in her car, be determined, say she’s not going to hear the word no.” “She came to collect it,” added Richie, with Perry saying, “And she’s going to Hollywood!” – Watch the Video at Entertainment Tonight
Katy Perry Explains Which ‘American Idol’ Judge Is a ‘Wild Card’ – “Extra” caught up with “American Idol” judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan in Savannah, Georgia, where they were searching for the next singing sensation! When asked which judge is likely to say anything, Katy pointed at Luke, sharing, “He’s a wild card. It’s always fun to have a wild card in the group.” – Read more at Extra
Morgan Wallen Says He’s ‘Thankful’ He Didn’t Win The Voice: ‘I Had No Clue What I Was Doing’ – His life changed in 2014, when his mom signed him up to appear on The Voice. “I didn’t even know what The Voice was,” Wallen says of the NBC singing competition. “That whole experience kind of kick-started me a little bit.” When he was on the show, Wallen was on Usher’s team before being stolen by Adam Levine, but he was eliminated during the “Playoffs” round. Looking back on the experience, Wallen appreciates his time on The Voice — but is glad he didn’t advance further. “They wanted me to sing pop music, and I wanted to sing country music,” he says. “But it was a big first step — I guess that’s the first time in my life where I realized that maybe I actually have a shot at this.” – Read more at People.com
Our Country Dancing Queen, Lauren Alaina, Gave Y’d Awake All The Behind The Scenes Details On Dancing With The Stars! – Listen to what he had to say about what she is going through, plus all the behind the scene details about the show including how she has NO say in what songs she is dancing to!
American Idol’s Brooke White Paves Her Own Country Path – “My plan actually was to go to Nashville where ‘all the country gold is made,’” says White. “My daughter was in kindergarten and I had a 1-year-old and I was just like, ‘I can’t just up and go to Nashville. This isn’t happening.’” White collaborated with songwriters Eric Straube and Chris Squalls, who she previously worked with as part of duo Jack and White. The duo never made a country record before, so they experimented until they found what she wanted. – Read more at New Times
Meet The Shindellas, A Modern Vocal Group With Classic Stagecraft – Tamara Chauniece: I was part of season 5 of The Voice in 2013, Team CeeLo. It was an awesome experience. After that, I wanted to pursue an independent career, but I wanted it to be on my terms. … After experiencing the show, you learn so much about Hollywood. There’s so much smoke and mirrors. So I went back home and the first thing I thought about was, “How can I build a team of people that I feel comfortable sharing this journey with?” – More at NPR
‘Masked Singer’ Costume Designer Is in the ‘Baby Stages’ of Figuring Out Season 3’s Costumes – “This time around, I’m being very selective even in my own creativity, as to what we can do to make Season 3 even more different,” she said. “How can I bring even more diversity and variety to the show? So of course now I’m experiencing designer block and really taking my time to figure out what inspiration we can bring to the show and, at the same time, noticing what the public is saying about the designs for Season 2 and what people want to see. So I’m really focusing on not just the demographic, but elevating the creative heart of it. I’m still in the baby process, but I think it’s gonna be amazing.” – Read more at The Wrap