BET Celebrates Quincy Jones with New Music Special – BET Networks is set to premiere “Q85: A Musical Celebration for Quincy Jones,” a star-studded evening that celebrates the life and legacy of the icon. The special was taped in September at the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, and will premiere on BET Networks on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 8:00PM ET. In celebration of such an iconic figure, some of the biggest stars came to share in on the celebration. Performers such as Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Brian McKnight, John Legend, Gloria Estefan, Fantasia, Charlie Wilson, Jennifer Hudson, Ne-Yo, Sam Smith, Meghan Trainor, Patti Austin, Yolanda Adams, Ledisi, and Cynthia Erivo all hit the stage to pay tribute to Mr. Jones performing his classic works. – Read more at Business Wire
F is in Family Season 3 Begins on Netflix Friday
American Idol season 10 singer Haley Reinhart voices middle child Bill. Caution: The trailer she posted is full of F bombs.
— Haley Reinhart (@HaleyReinhart) November 29, 2018
Munhall native Gabby Barrett to perform at national tree lighting at the White House – “American Idol” finalist Gabby Barrett has spent a whirlwind year, from her native Munhall to Los Angeles and Nashville. And now, the White House. Ms. Barrett, 18, will be singing “The First Noel” Wednesday night at the 96th National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. “This has been one amazing ride,” Ms. Barrett said. “I’m on tour with Chris Lane. So I flew from Colorado to Washington for today’s practice.” – Read more at Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Spensha Baker Gushes over Trump International Hotel
The Voice season 14 singer Spensha Baker also performed for the National Tree Lighting on Wednesday. She posed for a photo with DWTS alum and Trump enthusiast Antonio Sabato. And she posted a photo of herself in front of the Trump Hotel, gushing over how “gorgeous” it is.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year ….
— Spensha Baker (@spenshabaker) November 28, 2018
She sang in a trio with American Idol’s Gabby Barrett
The concert will air on Cable channels Ovation and REELZ on Dec 10 at 10 pm ET
Idol winner Maddie Poppe visits University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital – Maddie Poppe, an Iowa native and a winner on the reality TV series “American Idol,” visited the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital on Monday. – Via KCRG.com
Former American Idol contestant revisits his Philadelphia elementary school – A former American Idol contestant returned to his roots on Monday. Michael Woodard paid a surprise visit to a group of elementary school students in Queen Village. Woodard took the national stage on American idol, a fan favorite, finishing in the top five. But it was on this stage at Meredith School in Queen Village where the 21 year old began. “Some of the song selections I made on American idol is because of that stage,” he said. – Read more at 6ABC.com
Cassadee Pope’s Word for St. Jude Kids Is ‘Hopeful’ – Cassadee Pope was proud to rock the new St. Jude This Shirt Saves Lives T-shirt on Monday night during a multi-artist variety show at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center. It’s the least she can do for a hospital that has made an impact on her life. John Rich, Brett Young, LoCash, a Thousand Horses and RaeLynn also performed, while magician Justin Flom entertained after a unique fashion show that found all the models dressing up the same black This Shirt Saves Lives T-shirt. The night was the kickoff for the second-straight This Shirt Saves Lives campaign, which urges people to become St. Jude Partners in Hope. – Read more at Taste of Country