Headlines: Casey Bishop, Jason Warrior Talk Idol, Carrie Underwood Loves Grunge

‘Happiest moment of my life:’ Estero’s Casey Bishop reflects on American Idol Showstopper performance – When she was asked why she chose the song by the Black Crowes, Casey said she felt like it showcased the range in her voice. “It’s just one of those songs where I have a connection to it, it’s like home,” Casey said. “I was having so much fun I almost forgot the lyrics. Like I was having so much fun, I wasn’t focusing so much on ‘oh my gosh I gotta hit this note, oh my gosh this,’ but I was just genuinely enjoying it and I think that helped a lot.” – Read more at ABC7

American Idol contestant Jason Warrior talks with ABC7 Chicago about experience on show

‘American Idol’ contestant Brianna Collichio vows to keep singing, working toward her dreams – Brianna, who has cystic fibrosis, also has received at least 100 emails from fans and accumulated scores of new social-media followers and friends. Not long ago, a fire broke out near where she lives in Spencerport. A group of firefighters stopped at her home to check on her because of her chronic health condition, which causes lung infections and limits her ability to breathe. “They were like, ‘Oh my gosh, congratulations.’ They knew,” Brianna said. People nationwide who are affected by cystic fibrosis have reached out to her. “They say, ‘Thank you or we’re rooting for you,’” Colleen Collichio said. – Read more at Democrat & Chronicle

Carrie Underwood Grew Up a Huge Fan of 90s Grunge – While speaking to the UK’s Sunday Express, Underwood counted herself “lucky” to grow up a fan of the artists behind “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and “Heart-Shaped Box,” plus notes that Soundgarden’s lead singer Chris Cornell was a favorite too. She said, “I loved everything he did.” However, she also says that she “always loved” country music, counting the genre as “[her] home and my heart.” Underwood is currently preparing for an Easter Sunday live stream broadcast of My Savior, her forthcoming gospel-country hybrid album from country’s “Mother Church,” also known as the Ryman Auditorium. – Read more at CMT.com

Adam Levine on If He’d Play at Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s Wedding – Adam Levine is still waiting on his invitation to play at pals Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s upcoming wedding. The 42-year-old Maroon 5 frontman joked about being the wedding singer for his former Voice colleagues during an interview with SiriusXM’s The Morning Mash Up. – Read more at ETOnline

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