Headlines: David Archuleta New Single, Oprah’s Gift to Fantasia

David Archuleta Announces New Single, “Faith in Me” out August 30.

The American Idol season 7 alum is set to release his first new single in over a year, “Faith in Me” out August 30.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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American Songwriter Welcomes Chris Daughtry as the 2022 Lyric Contest Dream Co-Write – American Songwriter announces the addition of Chris Daughtry as the 2022 Lyric Contest Dream Co-Write. Chris Daughtry is the lead vocalist and guitarist for the rock band Daughtry. One lucky winner of the 2022 Lyric Contest will be flown to Nashville for the “Dream Day On Music Row” prize—a songwriting session with Chris Daughtry and a full day recording session at Omnisound Studios—to turn their winning lyrics into a hit song. This year’s contest has an exciting judges panel including Linda Perry, Scotty McCreery, for KING & COUNTRY, and more. – read more at American Songwriter

‘American Idol’ alum Lauren Alaina talks touring, fashion and how she’s the ‘world’s worst’ with beauty routines – When she’s traveling she’ll “keep a lot of comfy tees around, comfy leggings, comfy jeans.” Right before our chat when I watched Alaina perform her new hit version of “Dancin’ In The Moonlight’ with fellow duet partner Chris Lane. She had been wearing a stunningly white midi length dress with vibrant floral details and bright red mules. By the time we sat down just a few minutes later, she had already changed into a pair of jeans with a tee and well-worn in sneakers. This passion for comfort makes sense with her latest launch, a size-inclusive fashion line designed around being comfortable, featuring a collection of graphic tees inspired by her song lyrics and country roots. The singer worked with fashion retailer Maurices to design her own limited-edition line and became the first-ever celebrity ambassador for the brand. – Read more at Today

Fantasia Receives a Warm Gift from Oprah Winfrey.

The American Idol season 3 winner recently completed shooting the film adaptation of The Color Purple musical, where she reprises her Broadway role, Celie. “I’ve been going so hard that this reminded me of the work we all just put in The Color Purple,” Fantasia wrote on Instagram. “The World isn’t Ready for what our Purple Family cooked up. This gramophone is a moment I’ll never forget “Shug Avery” changed Celie Life. @blitzambassador Best Director EVER!!!!!”

 

 
 
 
 
 
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‘Glee’ Alum Heather Morris Claims Jennifer Lopez Cut Prospective Dancers Based on Astrological Signs – “Jennifer Lopez held an audition for dancers for one of her tours,” Heather Morris recalled on a Wednesday, August 24, appearance on the “Just Sayin’ With Justin Martindale” podcast, before going into the “funny story.” The Glee alum, 35, continued: “She walks in the room and she said, ‘Thank you so much, you guys have worked so hard. By a show of hands if there are any Virgos in the room, can you just raise your hand?’” “She looked at them and she said, ‘Thank you so much for coming.’ And they had to leave after a full day of auditioning for Jennifer Lopez,” Morris added before breaking down her own experience in an audition room. “Most of the time a dance audition, you’re not getting paid, you’ve been there since 10 a.m. and you’re auditioning until 6 p.m.” – Read more at US Magazine

Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, Scotty McCreery Blend Country Music & a Good Cause at ACM Party for a Cause – “You get country music and a good cause, what could be any better?” Scotty McCreery told the crowd gathered at Ascend Amphitheater in downtown Nashville on Tuesday evening (Aug. 23). The ACM Party for a Cause benefiting ACM Lifting Lives returned to Nashville for a second year, welcoming a stellar performer lineup of reigning ACM duo of the year Brothers Osborne, McCreery, Blanco Brown, Travis Denning, Sara Evans, Caylee Hammack, Darius Rucker, Ingrid Andress, Hailey Whitters and Brad Paisley to downtown Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater. – Read more at Yahoo.com

Simon Cowell Hits the ‘America’s Got Talent’ Red Carpet with New Puppy – During the taping for the America’s Got Talent Season 17 Live Semifinals on Tuesday at the Sheraton Pasadena Hotel, Cowell, 62, walked the red carpet with his small new puppy, Odin. In the photos, the TV personality cradled and kissed the little one and smiled for the cameras. Odin, who appears to be a Pomsky pup, also seemed camera-ready as his green eyes stared into the lens. Before the newest addition, the dog dad owned four pooches, including Yorkshire Terriers Squiddly and Diddly. After Cowell’s mum passed away in 2016, he also started caring for his late mum’s dog, Freddy, and later adopted a fourth dog, Daisy, in 2018. – Read more at People

The Voice UK kicks off on September 3 on ITV

The Voice UK begins a brand new series on ITV featuring coaches Olly Murs, Tom Jones, Anne Marie and Will.i.am.

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