American Idol’s Top 3—Leah Marlene, Noah Thompson and HunterGirl—on What it Would Mean to Win! – Leah Marlene: “There have been countless people just rooting for me since I was a little girl playing the farmer’s market and sounding terrible, but they let me play! So many people since then have lifted me up and encouraged me. They are solely the reason I am here. Winning is not about any of us at this point. It’s about the people who got us here and giving back to that. We’ve all worked so hard at this for such a long time. What a better celebration to that, but as Noah said, I would be over the moon for any of our friends to win. We’re just all so grateful at this point and so happy to be here.” – Read more at Parade
American Idol: Fritz & Nicolina Reveal Their Bruce Springsteen Songs – In interviews with Screen Rant, Fritz and Nicolina revealed which Bruce Springsteen songs they would have sung if they had made it into the finale of the show. Fritz shared that he would have sung Bruce’s classic song, “Dancing in the Dark.” Nicolina also had selected a Bruce Springsteen song to sing in the finale. She revealed that if she had made it into the Top 3, she would have sung Bruce’s song, “Fire.” – Read more at Screen Rant
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Alabama’s Cadence Baker on life after ‘American Idol’: ‘I’ve got my music, and I’m good’ – Cadence Baker has two jobs, a new single, a precious puppy, a satisfying relationship and a whole lot of optimism for the future. Baker, 19, is looking forward to a full-time career in music, after earning a Top 20 spot this season on “American Idol.” For now, though, the singer from the Shoals is making ends meet by working at The Pie Factory, a pizza restaurant in Florence, and Nellie Mae, a clothing boutique in Sheffield. – Read more at AL.com
Catching up with Taylor Hicks 16 years after his ‘Idol’ win – Hicks wouldn’t say for sure if he would make it to the season finale of “American Idol,” which airs this Sunday live in Los Angeles. He did not appear on the 20th anniversary celebration episode that aired earlier in the month. “They’ve reached out to all of us about coming back on the show,” he said. “I don’t think the reunion stuff is over with.” – Read more at AJC.com
BWW Interview: How Broadway Gave Matthew Morrison ‘Credibility’ For SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE – I think it gives me credibility … I grew up as a break dancer, like when I was really young and then I transitioned into, you know, ballet, tap, and jazz and my first roles on Broadway before I started doing leads were as a dancer. I was in the ensemble and kind of worked my way up the Broadway ranks. I feel like I studied and trained just like all these people are doing. – Broadway World