Headlines: David Archuleta Ready for Joseph, Drake Milligan to Play Rose Bowl,

‘America’s Got Talent’ contestant Drake Milligan will play Rose Bowl’s Fourth of July AmericaFest – But once the 24-year-old walked on stage with his guitar and backing band, the nerves disappeared and he wowed the judges on the newest season of “America’s Got Talent” with his classic honky-tonk music, his smooth baritone voice and Elvis-like swagger. “Once I got on stage, I just wanted to bring as much energy as possible. But Milligan can also be seen locally off-screen when he comes to the Rose Bowl for the 96th annual AmericaFest Celebration on July 4. – Read more at Los Angeles Daily News

David Archuleta dons Joseph’s colorful coat at Tuacahn – “I’ve always feared acting because I didn’t know if I knew how to act like someone other than myself,” Archuleta said. “This will be a good step to give it a try.” Despite his gratitude for the opportunity and his excitement to return to the Tuacahn stage as an actor, rather than his usual role as a pop music artist, to say he is nervous is a bit of an understatement. Fortunately, for the many Archuleta fans, he’s used to doing things that put him outside of his comfort zone. “Anything I’ve really accomplished in life has come from doing things I don’t feel comfortable doing,” he said. “I would’ve been fine if I was created as a rock in the desert, sitting still and basking in the sun. But alas, I am human, so I am expected to accomplish more in life that just sit motionless in the desert.” Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat runs July 16 to Oct. 20, with Archuleta playing the lead role through Sept. 3. – Read more at Salt Lake City Tribune

VIDEO: First Look at Clay Aiken, Paige Davis, Donna McKechnie, & More in THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Pittsburgh CLO – BroadwayWorld has a first look at Pittsburgh CLO’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone starring Clay Aiken (Man in Chair), who returns to Pittsburgh CLO after hosting the 75th Anniversary Broadway Musical Celebration at Heinz Field. Audiences may also recognize him as Teen Angel in the 2019 production of Grease. – Read more at Broadway World

Taylor Hicks: ‘I’m a roadhouse musician at heart’ – “I’m blessed to say I’m coming up on almost two decades in show business and I’m excited about the future,” says Taylor Hicks. “I’ve never said ‘no,’ in this business, I don’t think I ever will. Hicks continues to hint that a new album, recorded at Zac Brown’s Nashville studio, will be unveiled in the not-too-distant future. “People who’ve heard it have said, ‘If Chris Stapleton and Zac Brown and Jackson Browne had a baby, this is what it would sound like,’” said Hicks. “It’s very soulful country.” – Read more at AL.com

Scotty McCreery chats about his latest music and expanding his family – Earlier this week, McCreery and his wife Gabi shared publicly that they’re expecting their first child, a boy, in November. McCreery can also be seen on the road through December with some of his own headlining appearances and as an opener on Brooks & Dunn’s Reboot 2022 Tour. We had a chance to chat with McCreery right after news broke of the couple’s pregnancy. We discuss how he feels about being an expectant father, his music and the tour. Listen to the podcast at The Music Universe

Kelly Clarkson Stole Music Director Jason Halbert From Justin Guarini After ‘American Idol’ – With Kelly Clarkson in vacation mode, the Monday edition of her eponymous afternoon talk show featured a compilation of never-before seen clips from the show. In the video below, Kelly reveals that Idol judge Randy Jackson introduced her to the singer’s longtime musical director, Jason Halbert. Kelly “stole” him from runner-up Justin Guarini, she said.

‘AGT’ Contestant Kristy Sellars Hopes To Break Pole Dancing Stigma – Kristy tells TMZ … pole dancing has had a stigma attached to it for eons, so Simon’s initial reaction was no shocker. She actually didn’t even notice his negative reaction while she was on stage because she was so nervous and in the zone. Kristy says pole dancing is actually an amalgam of several different art forms, including dance and gymnastics. Since her audition aired Tuesday, she’s been courted by 5 international TV productions, a theme park, a festival and a few private events. Kristy, however, has her sights set on taking her talent to Vegas.

Val Chmerkovskiy on Possible Return to DWTS – ‘Dancing with the Stars’ fans are still wondering if pro Val Chmerkovskiy will return next season when the show moves to Disney+. ‘Extra’s’ Rachel Lindsay caught up with the dancer and his brother Maksim, asking if he will be back. She also got the scoop on the brothers’ new dance studio and their efforts to help Ukraine. – Read more at TMZ

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