Headlines: David Archuleta New Album, Scarypoolparty Limited Print

Rob Thomas, Chris Daughtry & Gavin DeGraw team up to ‘Rock the House for Animals’ – It’s not only people whose lives are impacted by COVID-19: Pets need help too. That’s why Rob Thomas has organized a livestream event just for them. Rob and his fellow animal-loving pals Chris Daughtry and Gavin DeGraw will perform live on April 30 from their homes on Rock the House for Animals!, which will benefit the Humane Society of the United States. The livestream will run on the Humane Society’s Facebook, YouTube and Twitch channels starting at 7 p.m. ET next Thursday. – Read more at ABCNewsRadio

David Archuleta Announces New Album Therapy Sessions

“I’ve been excited to share this one with y’all! It’s my most personal album to date and it’s coming out next month,” writes the American Idol season 7 alum. “Can’t wait for you to hear my new album #TherapySessions on May 20th!”

Alejandro Aranda’s Limited Edition Print Benefits the Grammy Museum

American Idol season 17 alum, Scarypoolparty, releases limited edition print to benefit the Grammy Museum “Today is the launch of my collaboration with @_agoodprint,” he writes. “$10 from each print will be donated to @GRAMMYMuseum! Available for three weeks or until it sells out. These prints are limited edition! Let’s do some good together. #agoodprint http://agoodprint.com”

Adam Lambert Is Auctioning Off His Stage Costumes for Charity – You may not be able to sing and dance like Adam Lambert, but here’s your chance to at least dress like the pop star and benefit a worthy cause in the process. It’s all part of an auction offering some of the singer’s most famous costumes to benefit GLAAD and his new Feel Something Foundation. The project was first announced on GLAAD’s Together In Pride broadcast Sunday. The auction, which is already in process, runs through May 6, and includes some of his career’s most famous looks. Bidding is soaring for a Dolce & Gabanna 3-piece suit and a green leather 99%IS jacket he wore during the Rhapsody tour with Queen. Equally popular is the Saint Laurent leopard print tuxedo jacket worn while performing with Queen on X Factor. Also up for bidding is a “leopard print cotton twill suit embellished with jet swarovski crystals & gold studs.” Sadly, the matching crown, shoes, and gloves are not included. – Read more at Out.com

‘American Idol’ Top 20 Wonder: What Would It Be Like to Win From Home? – By this time next week, American Idol’s first-ever at-home edition will be way slimmed down. After 20 singers became the first Idol class to sing for spots in the top 10 from their homes on Sunday night, America will find out next week which semifinalists will keep rocking it from their rec rooms for a shot at the season 18 top prize. Billboard hopped on a conference call with the top 20 on Monday (April 27), along with reporters from several other outlets as well, to talk about the challenges of singing from home, their dream collaborators if they make it to the season finale, and why the songs they chose say a lot about the times we’re living in. – Read more at Billboard.com

Arthur Gunn keeps Wichita at center of American Idol rise – He performed in small Wichita coffee shops before rocketing to stardom as a potential American Idol. Dibesh Pokharel, or “Arthur Gunn” as he is known on stage, recalls the the subtle sounds of applause from his first public performance on Open Mic Night at R Coffee House in Wichita’s Riverside area. “That’s where it all started,” said Gunn, a 20-year old immigrant from Nepal who admits he is living the American Dream. “(People there) gave me so much support. Right after that, we became friends and I am still friends with some of the people I met there. Wichita has just been so supportive.” – Read more at KAKE.com

‘American Idol’: Bay Area singer Francisco Martin eyes the Top 10 – For the first time ever on Sunday, “American Idol” will kick off its Top 20 shows not from a glitzy studio stage and in front of a roaring audience, but from quiet homes scattered all over the country. Yes, it’s a major comedown, but Daly City resident Francisco Martin is trying to take it in stride. “It’s definitely a different experience and, at first, it felt very bittersweet,” says the College of San Mateo student who has been dubbed by “Idol” judges to be a major contender. “I’ve met a lot of great people (among the fellow contestants) and you want to be there with them — and share the moment with them. On the other hand, I’m just grateful that the show is proceeding. They could have delayed things for a long time, or just canceled it completely.” – Read more at MercuryNews.com

Bobby Bones Finds ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Helps Him On ‘American Idol’

The Voice Alum and Songland Writer Raquel Castro Hopes to Win Over H.E.R. With an ‘Honest, Feel-Good Song’ – Parade.com had the opportunity to speak with Castro, who is no stranger to audiences from her time competing on season one of The Voice, where she made it to the Top 16 on Christina Aguilera’s team. Four years later, at 20, Castro also landed a recurring guest role on Fox’s Empire where she got to both sing and dance. And now, she is in front of NBC audiences once again, hoping to convince H.E.R. to record her song. “I actually started listening to H.E.R. about a year and a half to two years ago,” Castro exclusively tells Parade.com. “I came across one of her albums and she just has this very honest, vulnerable perspective that shows in her music. I really related to a lot of her music.” – Read more at Parade.com

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