Headlines: American Idol Stats, Trevor Holmes Thanks Katy Perry

Poppe shares struggles, successes during speech at G-R High School – Clarksville native and American Idol contestant Maddie Poppe took a break from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood last week to make an appearance at the Gladbrook-Reinbeck High School, where she gave an empowering speech to local elementary school students about overcoming obstacles and chasing success. Poppe shared some personal highs and lows of her singing career with the youngsters, and encouraged them to always keep chasing their dreams, even if it seems impossible. – Read more at Conradrecord.com

Why Did Country Singer Drake Milligan Disappear From ‘American Idol’? – What happened to Drake Milligan, that guy who sang George Strait for his American Idol audition? After impressing judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie and earning a ticket to Hollywood for his “You Look So Good in Love” performance, the contestant disappeared from the show inexplicably, leaving viewers who’d taken a liking to him to wonder … where’d he go? Milligan explained the situation in a post on Instagram. Apparently, he’s making changes in his career. “After my audition I decided that I wasn’t quite ready for that platform yet, and that it would be a better step for me to move to Nashville and focus on my music first!” he says – Read more at TasteofCountry.com

Which judge American Idol viewers like best, who missed the show, and other data – Now there’s a bit of data to help me understand that. Branded Research conducted a scientific survey of 575 panelists on March 6—people who said they’d be watching the show. They found that roughly 70 percent of those people missed American Idol since it went off the air two years ago—a much larger number than I would have expected. That said, this is a group of people who were planning to watch, so those who didn’t miss the show might not have planned to watch and thus might not have been surveyed. – Read more at Reality Blurred

American Idol Across the Seasons

‘American Idol’ Star Trevor Holmes It’s Fine Katy Perry Gave Me the Ax … The ‘Love Triangle’ Paid Off! – In hindsight, Trevor tells us he has no regrets or resentment about being booted — although he acknowledges the Katy-Sierra “love triangle” being played up screwed with him a bit. Still … he doesn’t have a single bad thing to say about Katy or ‘Idol,’ adding that the exposure kick-started his music career and put him in the public eye. Put more simply … THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!! – Read more at TMZ

‘Shades Of Blue’ To End After Season 3; NBC Sets Summer Premiere Date For Jennifer Lopez Cop Drama – NBC said today that its Jennifer Lopez-Ray Liotta police drama Shades of Blue will turn in its badge after the upcoming third season. The series’ final run will begin at 10 PM Sunday, June 17. “I have enjoyed producing and starring in this beautifully complicated world and playing such an empowering yet flawed character – a woman, a detective but, first and foremost, a mother,” Lopez said in a statement. “Now looking at it with a little distance, playing Harlee strengthened me and helped me grow into a more self-assured woman.” – Read more at Deadline

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