Headlines: Elise Testone, Fantasia, Adam Lambert

Fantasia Barrino Talks Celebrity, Success, and Keeping It Real – “It feels really good, but to be honest, I try not to get caught up in all of it,” Fantasia insists. “When you get caught up in it, you forget the passion for the music. You get so busy fighting for a position or a top spot. And that becomes miserable. I had that happen to me. I was so busy trying to see… how many people would say my name and how many awards I could get that I was forgetting about my children, forgetting about my husband, forgetting about the things that make me happy. – Read more at the Palm Beach Post

Elise Testone: Lowcountry Idol – Savannah’s sister city soul sister is back in the South – When you were scouted for American Idol, what were your initial reactions? How did that experience affect your career? I was very torn about signing up for the show. I never imagined myself doing any sort of reality TV and really was just not into it. I was scared that I would lose the respect of my musical peers and that some viewed these shows as ‘shortcuts’ to the industry. My mind started to change the more I thought about it mostly because of my vocal students, but also because I knew in my heart that it was no shortcut. To me, it became more of a test that I had been studying for for 17 years with all the gigging and performing. This test would become a great stepping stone to exposure and more networking, but most of all the development of new lasting relationships. – Read more at ConnectSavannah.com

Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy Gush About ‘Amazing’ Dancing with the Stars Win – “It felt amazing,” Hernandez said of the win. It’s been a big year for the Olympic gymnast, with her DWTS victory and medal-winning stint at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. “There was a lot that went on, but I’m so grateful.” – Read more at People

Not in the party mood Iggy? Azalea skips X Factor Australia wrap party as Mel B, Guy Sebastian, Adam Lambert and Jason Dundas celebrate the series – Newcomer to the series, Adam Lambert, also sported a casual style, donning long and baggy black shorts paired with a black printed T-Shirt. The former Queen frontman also sported peep-toe leather boots, which reached half-way up his calf, showing off his black pedicure. – Read more at the Daily News

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