Headlines: Chloe Kohanski Won’t Rush New Music, Maddie Poppe Doc Episode 9

Chloe Kohanski Promises Fans She’s Working Hard on Music

The Voice season 13 winner says she’s taking her time to make sure the music she releases is just right. However, she deleted the second tweet, for whatever reason…

https://twitter.com/ChloeKohanski/status/1027978062464348160

They’re coming home: ‘American Idol Live!’ tour hits Philly region with Philly finalists performing – Bucks County’s Catie Turner says she’s had the best senior year ever. Forget prom and homecoming, the 18-year-old Neshaminy High School grad spent 12th grade as one of two Philadelphia area contestants to make it to the Top 7 on Season 16 of “American Idol.” “It was so nice to do my senior year on ‘Idol,’” Turner says. “I didn’t have to worry about my SATs!” Woodard, who grew up in the East Falls neighborhood of Northwest Philadelphia, admits he was a bit different from the other contestants and probably “the only person not thinking about the millions of people watching.” – Read more at McCall.com

De Blasio, Nixon aimed to stop Jennifer Hudson from singing at charter school rally – Mayor de Blasio and Cynthia Nixon’s wife banded together with a bunch of City Hall aides in an effort to stop singing star Jennifer Hudson from performing at a Success Academy rally — by feeding her negative information about the charter network, ­e-mails obtained by The Post show. De Blasio and his crew sprung into action when City Hall learned from news reports that the “Dreamgirls” star would be headlining at an October 2015 Success rally in Brooklyn and moved quickly to undo the deal. Mayoral spokesman Eric Phillips said he didn’t know whether Buery or Nixon ended up reaching Hudson, who performed at the rally.- Read more at New York Post

An American Idol Story: MADDIE POPPE (E9)

Episode 9! We’re headed on tour in the new episode of ‘An American Idol Story’ series now!

How Barrett Baber Leveraged ‘The Voice’ To Get Six-Figure Endorsements As An Independent Artist – We spent months sequestered in a Los Angeles hotel, and I was worked 10-12 hours a day on setting up my business so that I at least had the opportunity to make the most out of the opportunity if things went well on the show. I put my music up on the DSPs, launched a website, and started designing merch that I thought people would want to buy.” Baber did more than make it to the Top 3. Over the course of the 16 weeks that the show aired, he sold and shipped almost $30,000 in merchandise directly from his website. Those marketing hours have paid off: Baber, along with the help of manager Kenny Lamb, has scored multi-year endorsements from brands including Bad Boy Mowers and Coca-Cola, plus several smaller deals. – Read more at Forbes

Cheryl, Matthew Morrison, Oti Mabuse CONFIRMED as The Greatest Dancer judges – The BBC has today announced Cheryl, Matthew Morrison and Oti Mabuse as the ‘Dance Captains’ for its new Simon Cowell-produced show The Greatest Dancer. As its name suggests, the new talent contest – Simon’s first ever project for the BBC – aims to find the UK’s best dancer across a wide variety of genres. Now, after months of speculation, the broadcaster has finally confirmed the three judges, known as ‘Dance Captains’, who will be leading the search. – Read more at TellyMix

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