Headlines: Bobby Bones on Idol, Pandemic, Zayn Names Fav Bandmate

Bobby Bones on being an ‘American Idol’ mentor during COVID – “In the past, when these contestants would need a hand on their shoulder to be talked to because they’re going through a rough situation at home or on the show, that’s what I would do. I would put my hand on their shoulder. I’d give them a hug. Can’t do that obviously,” he explained. “The only difference for me is I stand 6 feet away. I really didn’t hang out with them. I try to create bonds before we went on camera and after we went on camera.” Idol’s Hollywood Week kicks off 2 nights of shows on Sunday. Bones says it’s the first crack in the door that we are getting back to some kind of normal. “The judges had an idea of why don’t they pair people together,” he said. “The judges picked people based on their skill set, their talent and what they would bring to the duet.” – Read more at ABC7

Why David Foster Was “Annoyed” After Katharine McPhee Publicly Revealed Their Baby’s Name – “Well, I, you know, my husband was kind of annoyed,” the star confessed to co-hosts Jess Cagle and Julia Cunningham. “‘I said, ‘What was I supposed to say? Nothing like, I’m sorry, we’re not sharing the name.’ Cause we don’t want to be like that pretentious over the name, but just—it’s the only kind of thing you can hold on to that feels private, you know, that you can kind of keep. But Hoda [Kotb] just asked me on the Today show like, ‘What’s his name?’ And I was didn’t want to be like, ‘Sorry, we’re not sharing it.'” – Read more at E News

Todd Tilghman’s Path to Music Inspired by His 8 Children – “I am a play it safe kind of guy. I’m not big on taking big risks,” Tilghman reveals in a video shared on social media. “And so, with this leap that I’ve taken with music, especially at this part of my life, it is really scary, but one of the reasons I do it is for them. I want them to see that you really can go after something that seems impossible to everybody else. “And also, my kids … they may not even know what they’re doing, but they’re so supportive,” he boasts. “They’re really like the board of directors of my fan club, I guess. They are so, so supportive and so good. Honestly, my hometown, my wife, my kids, I just don’t feel like I can tell the story without them, because this story is about them.” – Read more at Everything Nash

How Cypress singer Danielle Bradbery found success after ‘The Voice’ – Bradbery spoke to Houston Life about her promising career and how “The Voice” was a turning point in her life. “It was a dream. It changed my life forever,” said Bradbery. “It was the biggest thing that has ever happened to me in my life. Being in front of the stars that were there, Blake (Shelton), Adam ( Levine), Usher, Shakira,” remembered the singer-songwriter, who was only 16 years old when she signed her record deal. “Thankfully I’m surrounded by a wonderful team that, even though things are stopping, we’re still going to be working and trying to do as much as we can possible,” said the singer, who recorded the socially-distant music video for her single “Never Have I Ever” in a Texas ranch. – read more at Click2Houston

American Idol Contestant James Durbin Talks About Working With AEW Star Chris Jericho On A Song – Former American Idol contestant and lifelong pro wrestling fan James Durbin recently spoke with Scott Fishman of Wrestling Inc. for an in-depth interview covering a number of pro wrestling-related topics. During the discussion, Durbin spoke about when he first became a fan of pro wrestling, being surprised by Hulk Hogan during an American Idol results show, getting on stage with Chris Jericho at a Fozzy concert and later working on a song with the pro wrestling legend and more. – Read more at ewrestling.com

Zayn Says Niall Horan Is His ‘Favorite’ One Direction Bandmate: ‘Niall Makes the Best Music’ – The Niall Horan fanbase just got a superstar member who was also a former One Direction member: Zayn. Zayn let his lips loose on SiriusXM’s Debatable Wednesday (March 17) and revealed Horan was his “favorite” out of all of his former 1D bandmates. “He makes the best music,” he said during the radio interview. “Yeah, he makes better music that me. I’m a Niall fan.” – Read more at Billboard

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