Headlines: American Idol Secret Santa, Sundance Head New Album

‘The Voice’ finalist Kennedy Holmes celebrating birthday at Ballpark Village – Kennedy Holmes was all wrapped up in work mode heading into the finals on “The Voice” earlier this month when she turned 14 years old. Now, she’s about to celebrate her birthday properly back on her home turf with a party Dec. 27 in the Crown Room at Ballpark Village. The party is open to all ages and begins at 7 p.m. Her birthday was Dec. 7. – Read more at St. Louis Today

Chris Kroeze Announces Hometown Concert – Barron’s own Chris Kroeze has announced that his first concert following his runner-up placement on NBC’s ‘The Voice’ will be at the place where his journey started – the Barron Area Community Center. – Read more at WQOW

The Voice Season 12 Winner Sundance Head Announces New Album

“Check out the new album cover, y’all! Release date Jan 25, 2019!” Sundance writes on Twitter

See Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard Slip Back Into Their American Idol Gear, 15 Years Later – On stage, the duo, both 40, sound as though Idol was just yesterday, their voices perfectly intact. And they look a lot alike too, slipping into their old Idol gear during one scene. – More at People

The Sixers’ National Anthem Singer Forgot the Words – ough night for Delco native Audra McLaughlin, who sang the anthem before Wednesday’s game. The 26-year-old country/soul singer gained national exposure when she appeared on season six of NBC’s The Voice. She’s performed probably a bazillion times in her life, including appearances at the Linc and Citizens Bank Park, but she forgot the words to the National Anthem while coming down the home stretch at the Wells Fargo Center: – Read more at CrossingBroad.com

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Sarah Grace Joins Her Mentor Hamilton Loomis for A Bluesy Homecoming This Weekend – Asked what was the big takeaway from The Voice, Sarah Grace replied: ““Well, I figured out that I like sushi,” she said with a laugh, “but one of the biggest things I’m taking out of this is all of the friendships that I’ve made with the other contestants. We’re already planning shows together and it’s super exciting.  “It’s really crazy to see all of these other talented people and get to work with them and live with them and have conversations about music every day,” she continued. “That’s definitely one of the biggest things I’m going to be taking away.” Sarah Grace leads her band, The Soul, regularly at gigs around town.  – Read more at Houston Press

Chris Kroeze talks about what’s next for his career – As you know, Kroeze got second place on the singing competition Tuesday. He told News 18 nothing compares to the journey, and he can’t thank his family, friends and community enough for all the support. Kroeze said it wasn’t always easy being so far from home, performing for millions of strangers, but he learned a lot along the way. Now that he’s back home in Barron, he’s ready to spend the holidays with family as he makes plans for his future. “I need to capitalize on all the exposure I’ve gotten,” said Kroeze. “I’m booking some bigger shows, just going to get out there and play for as many big crowds as I can and see how far I can take it.” – Watch the Video at WQOW

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the USO Embark on 18th Annual Holiday Tour to Show Service Members Appreciation and Support – USO Holiday Tour led by 19th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joe Dunford. Three-Time CrossFit Champion Mat Fraser, Comedian Jessimae Peluso, Singer and television host Kellie Pickler, NCIS star Wilmer Valderrama, This Is Us star Milo Ventimiglia, Olympian Shaun White – Read more at PRNewswire

Y&R’s new Ana, Loren Lott, will make you feel all the feels – The second Loren Lott walked in to her audition for American Idol in 2015, the judges fell in love, with Harry Connick Jr. exclaiming, “Well, you look like a superstar!” Unfortunately, America voted the talented singer out of the competition just shy of her reaching the final 12 contestants. However, the reality show’s huge loss ended up being a huge gain for The Young and the Restless, which recently cast Lott as Devon’s (Bryton James) little sister, Ana Hamilton. – Read more at SoapCentral

Katy Perry, Luke Bryan & Lionel Richie Exchange Secret Santa Gifts – American Idol on ABC

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