Headlines: Francisco Martin in Philippines, Chayce Beckham Plots Livestream

American Idol star Francisco Martin in Manila for Miss Universe PH – American Idol season 18 alum Francisco Martin, who has Filipino heritage arrived in Manila Saturday night ahead of his special appearance at the Miss Universe Philippines coronation on April 30. The singer met fans with he arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. He will perform a new song at the evening gown presentation of the pageant. – Read more at ABC-CBN News

Casey Bishop set to open for Laci Kaye Booth at the Hotel Cafe

The American Idol season 17 alum Laci Kaye Booth invites season 18 singer Casey Bishop to open for her at Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles on April 28. “SO stoked for @caseybishop_ to be opening for me at @thehotelcafe ! Heard she was gonna be in LA the day of my show so I had to ask her to join me.” Casey just released her new single “Bad Dream.”


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Chayce Beckham sets May 5 date for ‘Doin it Right’ Live Stream Release Party

“Throwin a little party at @themulehouse in Columbia,” Chayce writes on Instagram. “in person tickets are just about sold out but don’t worry, I got y’all live stream tickets now so you can tune in from anywhere. Can’t wait for this epic night of music!” The reigning American Idol champ released his debut EP last week. Tickets are only 10 bucks. Get them HERE.


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American Idol’s Mike Parker on Fighting Racism and Finding Success as a Black Country Singer – “When my name was called, obviously, I was pleased,” Parker told Parade.com at an American Idol party celebrating the Top 14. “I think it’s life changing. I look at the competition a little differently now because I know that no one is safe. This is a dream come true, so just to hear my name was freaking crazy. But I signed up for Idol for a reason, and I’m glad the judges believe in me and are giving me a second shot. Because that’s what I’m looking at it as, as a second shot.” Also Mike thinks that Morgan Wallen, who was filmed using a racial epithet, does not “have a racist bone in his body.” – Read more at Parade

Interview with Walsh Jesuit’s Emyrson Flora before Sunday night’s American Idol – She never sang at her high school — aside from videos taken on her phone and shared with friends — and just signed up to take choir for the first time next term, in the fall of her senior year at the private Catholic high school in Cuyahoga Falls. “Music has always been a part of my life since I was super young,” she said. “It was just something I kept to myself.” But something struck a chord, she said, and she decided to get out of her comfort zone and convinced her parents to make the trek to Nashville. – Read more at Akron Beacon Journal

Adam Lambert dubs Key West show unofficial ‘We Say Gay’ tour – Adam Lambert interviews with a local Florida newspaper ahead of his Florida/Georgia mini tour. “Lambert acknowledges the political encroachment into LGBTQ+ issues, such as the Don’t Say Gay bill. But in a way, he believes it could be a sign of backlash to great progress being made. “If you think about it, that’s a sign that things are pushing forward,” he said. “When conservatives and homophobes are nervous, that means progress is moving forward. I think to those that stand in the way of equality and progress, that’s a terrifying thing.” But “beautifully,” change is happening, Lambert said. And the backlash is a “knee-jerk reaction to change.” – Read more at KeysNews.com

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