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Carrie Underwood announces she’s extending her Storyteller Tour into the fall.

Also, Church Bells is her next Single. She’ll perform it on Sunday’s ACM Awards

American Idol Alums Reveal the Best Advice the Judges Ever Gave Them – Last week we brought you a list of their favorite Idol performances, and this week Kris Allen, Lauren Alaina, Ruben Studdard, Nick Fradiani and David Cook are sharing the best advice the judges ever gave them, their favorite-ever Idol winners, favorite catchphrases and more. – Read more at EOnline

First Person: My ‘American Idol’ Experience, by James Durbin – We knew there were going to be a few tour pranks amongst us guys. The first prank happened on the first show night in Salt Lake City. We were waiting for the first person to shower up in the dressing room, and they were going to get the ol’ bucket of ice water and cubes from the rest of us It had to be Jacob Lusk, didn’t it? (Love ya, Jacob!) We discovered three of us guys – me, Jacob, and Casey – had a common bond which made the back of the bus smell a lot like pinecones but that’s another story for another day. Ha. Some nights, after both Stefano Langone and I had finished our solos and group performances, we would run to the bus and have a beer together before the group finale. It wasn’t every night, as most of the time we got caught. But those times we didn’t were special. – Read more at Yahoo.com

You may scoff at ‘American Idol’ now, but it changed pop culture forever – It might be hard to remember now, but “American Idol” had quite an impact. Though the Fox show has dropped off the grid in recent years, it created music stars and made Paula Abdul a household name again, while sparking an endless era of reality competition singing shows. As the series ends for good on Thursday, April 7 , we look back on 15 years of “Idol” to see the significance it had in several sectors of showbiz. – Read more at Washington Post

Incredible journey for Weston native on ‘Idol’ – Vaid said two inspirational artists that she looks up to are Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Hudson. “Carrie Underwood was really shy. I could relate to her because she was a small town girl, just like me.” Vaid said. “Seeing her journey as a super accomplished talented artist inspired me to be like her.” On the show, Vaid had the opportunity to work with Jennifer Hudson, a contestant on the third season. “Jennifer Hudson did not win ‘American Idol,’ but she had great success after the show,” Vaid said. “She taught me that you can be very successful without winning the show.” – Read more at Weston Wicked Local

Reigning American Idol Calls Music City Home – “When Scott (Borchetta) brought us all to Nashville, I just fell in love with the city,” Fradiani told me of his trip down there with the Idol mentor and other finalists. “I told myself that if I had the opportunity to move there, I would. And I did. It’s cool to be surrounded by music.” And while he didn’t sing much country throughout the 2015 season of American Idol, the one time he did, it really worked in his favor. Fradiani chose Rascal Flatts’ “What Hurts the Most,” partly because he’d always loved it and partly because his dad had always loved it.
“When I did that song,” he told me, “it ended up being the best sold track on iTunes that I ever did on the show.” – Read more at CMT.com

The Weekly Interview: Adam Lambert – Pop star Adam Lambert—who moonlights as Queen’s lead singer from time to time—is currently focused on touring behind his third album, The Original High, which puts his vocals and a sleek electronic sound indebted to ’90s house and minimal dance grooves at the forefront. The former American Idol contestant dishes on the record’s depth, how Queen fits into his creative life and the formative influence Vegas has had on him. – Read more at Las Vegas Weekly

Allison Iraheta:Former ‘American Idol’ Finalist & Current A.I.Band Singer – Local Glendale girl Allison was on Season 8 of American Idol and came in 4th place. She’s always been a fan favorite all these years and if known for her bright fuschia colored hair. She has her own band Halo Circus and for the past several years she’s been singing in Rickey Minor’s band on ‘American Idol.’ Watch her Good Day LA interview at FOXla.com

Goodbye Simon Cowell, hello Pirates: Season nine ‘American Idol’ winner, Lee DeWyze, talks fame, spills new album ‘Oil & Water’ – Due to his experience, DeWyze actually tried not to listen to the feedback too much. “You have to take everything they say with a grain of salt,” he said. “Some things you take to heart, but being told to start smiling more – things like that, I couldn’t care less about. For me it was a matter of getting up there and trying to stay true to what I do.” While going on the show put DeWyze in the public eye, he said that it was never about becoming famous to him. “It’s the last thing I went on the show for,” he said. “I wanted people to hear my music and know who I am as an artist. I had to keep that mentality and not let it get to my head too much.” – Read more at Sentonian

Beverly native Angie Miller releases new music as Zealyn – “To the city of Beverly, I hope that they know this is in no way me wanting to forget Angie Miller or forget their support. This is me wanting to continue that so, so much. Even though it looks different and sounds different, it’s 100 percent still me,” Miller said. “I’m still a small town Beverly girl with a great family and awesome friends. I’m still me.” – Read more at North of Boston

Allison Holker and Stephen “tWitch” Boss Welcome a Baby Boy—Find Out His Name – E! News can confirm the Dancing With the Stars professional dancer gave birth to a baby boy, her first child with husband and So You Think You Can Dance star Stephen “tWitch” Boss on Easter Sunday. The baby weighed in at 8 lbs., 15 oz and was 22 inches long. As for his name, we’d love to introduce you to Maddox Laurel Boss. – Read more at EOnline

David Cook Returns to Idol! – AMERICAN IDOL


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