Headlines: Carrie Underwood Inducts Kelsea Ballerini into Opry

Carrie Underwood Inducts Kelsea Ballerini into the Grand Ole Opry – On Tuesday (April 16), Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban helped induct Ballerini as the Grand Ole Opry’s newest and youngest member live on Nashville’s Opry stage. Urban and Ballerini toured together on 2018’s Graffiti U tour, and Ballerini and Underwood were among last year’s CMT Artists of the Year. Ballerini’s first performances as an Opry member were “Peter Pan,” “In Between,” her current Top 10 hit, “Miss Me More” and Trisha Yearwood’s “Walk Away Joe,” the latter of which was a collaboration with Underwood. – Kelsea recently toured with Kelly Clarkson and served as her mentor on The Voice – Read more at CMT

PLAYMOBIL: THE MOVIE – Official Trailer

American Idol 8 alum Adam Lambert plays the Roman Emperor

Katy Perry Spills on Which ‘American Idol’ Contestant Orlando Bloom Wanted Her to Save (Exclusive) – Katy Perry sent Alyssa Raghu to the Top 10 on Monday night’s episode of American Idol, but it was another performer her fiance, Orlando Bloom, was hoping she’d protect. “He was texting me and telling me who to save!” the “Chained to the Rhythm singer confessed to ET after the show. “He was like, ‘You better save Dimitrius [Graham], and I was like, ‘Don’t worry! We got this one .'” Richie — who initially passed on Uche during auditions — was so impressed by the singer’s performance of “Diamonds” that he just couldn’t wait to get him in the Top 10. “We had no idea, first of all, because I asked the producers during commercial break. I was like, ‘Was that scripted? Did you guys plan that?’ And they were like, ‘None of this is scripted’… Lionel Richie just took it!” Perry exclaimed. – Uh…Katy pulled the exact same stunt last season with Ada Vox… – Read more at ETOnline

As ‘American Idol’ eliminates a ’90 Day Fiance’ star, it’s a reminder of a harsh reality TV lesson – This situation cropped up recently on “American Idol,” which is enjoying its second season on ABC after being canceled by Fox. Evelyn Cormier, a 20-year-old teacher from New Hampshire, was immediately recognizable when she appeared on the first round of auditions in March; her first reality TV gig was in fall 2017, as one of the stars of TLC’s hit “90 Day Fiance.” This situation cropped up recently on “American Idol,” which is enjoying its second season on ABC after being canceled by Fox. Evelyn Cormier, a 20-year-old teacher from New Hampshire, was immediately recognizable when she appeared on the first round of auditions in March; her first reality TV gig was in fall 2017, as one of the stars of TLC’s hit “90 Day Fiance.” – Read more at Washington Post

American Idol Breakout Star Alejandro Aranda ‘Humbled’ by Stevie Nicks’ Praise – On Sunday night’s episode of American Idol, fan favorite Alejandro Aranda opened up about receiving praise from the legendary Stevie Nicks. “I felt very honored when she did that,” the 24-year-old told reporters backstage on Monday. “When she said the words that she said, it was such a kind post. It just showed if I keep towards songwriting, it’s going to keep growing and blossoming. Stevie Nicks is a stamp of approval to keep going.” In March, Nicks, 70, shared a clip of Aranda performing during his audition. In her Instagram post, the songstress praised Aranda, saying that the contestant “will play and sing across the great stages of the world.” – Read more at People

“American Idol” Top 14 Dish on Show Experience

Evelyn Cormier, Eddie Island, Ashley Hess, Riley Thompson and more aspiring singers reveal what they’ve learned from being on the competition series. Access Hollywood posted a bunch of interviews with Uche and Wade Cota, Ashley Hess and Riley Thompson, Evelyn Cormier and Eddie Island, Alyssa Raghu and Madison Vandenburg

Katy Perry Says It’s ‘Difficult’ Being an American Idol Judge: ‘We’re So Invested’ – “It’s tough because we’re so invested,” Perry, 34, told PEOPLE after the show. “It’s so difficult to play chess with people’s dreams. I do wish we could have American Idols, the show, but I think that America did a fantastic job at voting for this first live show.” “We asked them to fight and then they go out there to fight,” Bryan, 42, added. “You see these kids and it inspires me to sit at home at my piano.” – Read more at Yahoo.com

American Idol Judges Weigh In on Whether or Not America Got the Top 10 Right – “I think that America did a fantastic job of voting for this first live show,” Katy told journalists backstage after the results were in. “They did. I agree totally,” Lionel added. “I think that our problem at this point is we’re so much family that sometimes it’s hard to differentiate the fact that these are not our kids; these are contestants. We’re pulling for them, but at the same time you know that it is a competition and you can recognize the levels now. You know that after an incredible performance by, say, Wade you’ve got to come with something. You don’t have to be like Wade, but you’ve got to come with your own unique style. These kids are crushing it.” “I always tell people, ‘This is American Idol after Simon Cowell had a kid,’” Lionel joked. “Because there’s no way in the world you will be able to go and tell your daughter or your son, ‘You know what? You sucked. That was terrible. That’s the worst I’ve ever seen and you don’t belong here.’” – Read more at Parade

Former ‘Voice’ Star Cassadee Pope Gushes Over Coach Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani: ‘I Can See the Attraction’ – As far as her relationship with her former coach, 42, Cassadee revealed that they “don’t really work together that much” but he’s rooting her on from afar. She said, “I mean he’s still so supportive … I had my album release party at Ole Red in Nashville and he tweeted that out and spread the word. So that’s huge in itself.” The country crooner was sure to note, “He’s super sweet.” – Read more at LifeandStyle Magazine

Kree Harrison Says American Idol Taught Her to Never Dilute Her Voice to Prove She Has Something to Say – In 2013, you were the runner-up on season 12 of American Idol. How did that impact you as an artist? American Idol season 12 impacted my artistry in a major way, because living through that particular experience glued together the two sides of my creative heart (songwriter and song-singer). Idol taught me that I never have to dilute my voice to prove I have something to say, or dilute my writing to prove I have something to sing.- Read more at Parade

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