Headlines: Fox Cancels New Year’s Eve Special Due to Omicron, The Voice Updates

Fox Cancels ‘New Year’s Eve Toast & Roast 2022’ Due To OmicronKen Jeong and Joel McHale will not be ringing in the new year on Fox. The network has canceled its New Year’s Eve special – Fox’s New Year’s Eve Toast & Roast 2022 – as a result of the rising spread of the Omicron variant of Covid-19. “While we are confident in the health and safety protocols for Fox’s New Year’s Eve Toast & Roast 2022, the recent velocity of the spread of Omicron cases has made it impossible to produce a live special in Times Square that meets our standards.  We will not be moving forward with Fox’s New Year’s Eve Toast & Roast 2022 in New York.  The health and safety of our casts and crews has always been, and will continue to be, of the utmost importance,” a Fox spokesman said. – Read more at Deadline

Girl Named Tom reflects on ‘The Voice’ win, discusses future plans – The trio said the most challenging part of the process was selecting songs as the live shows progressed. Given the short turnaround time, finding time to rehearse and perfect a song as a group for the following week was difficult. “While we were rehearsing a song for Monday, we would be stressing about, if we get lucky enough to move on, what would we sing? Because as soon as Tuesday night happens, you’re rehearsing, and some days we’d be rehearsing out next week’s song Tuesday as we’re waiting to sing that night,” said Caleb. – Watch the video at nbc24.com

Jershika Maple on her time on NBC’s The Voice and what is next for the Shreveport local – Not many contestants make two comebacks, but Maple’s fans pulled her through twice after her votes landed her in the bottom. She admits that it was “an emotional rollercoaster ride; it was tough to stay strong in that moment” after finding out she would have to sing again for the second time for the instant save. “I felt like I had performed one of my best performances the night before and here I am getting knocked back down.” – Read more at Shreveport Times

Jershika Maple and John Legend – Trailer Talk

John invited his last remaining team member Jershika Maple to guest on his final The Voice season 21 Trailer Talk


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Todrick Hall was too nervous to perform Britney Spears on ‘American Idol’ | Page Six Celebrity News – Todrick Hall says fear over what people would think held him back from performing to Britney Spears songs while he was competing on “American Idol” in 2010. “I was so nervous about what America would think of me,” the singer, now 36, admitted to Page Six in an exclusive new interview. “I was going to be dancing and ‘American Idol’ wasn’t the stage for me to do like a big, over-the-top performance … I always regretted it.”

Interview: The Joy of Michael J Woodard – Woodard’s own journey has only just begun, and with new music slated to arrive and his first EP to come in the new year, it’s exciting to imagine what’s to come for this green new artist. In the end, Woodard’s main goal is just to bring people joy with this music. “I want it [my music] to bring happiness and joy and, and in a warm feeling. You know, I want to give people an escape. I want them to be able to escape from the problems that they might have in life. I want my music to do that for people and to motivate people.” – Read more at Atwood

The Voice Finale Afterparty raised money for Tornado relief – “Rallied some of my former @nbcthevoice buddies to raise some money for tornado victims last week and celebrate the Season 21 finale at @olered!” wrote season 17 winner Jake Hoot. “The man himself, @blakeshelton even called in during the show!! Thank you to all of these awesome artists and friends for stopping by. Text 90999 to REDCROSS to give $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief for tornado victims.”


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