Headlines: Girl Named Tom 1st Post-Voice Single, Idol Alum Nabs Wiz Role

The Voice Season 21 winners Girl Named Tom announce their first post-The Voice single – “ELATION!!! our first post-Voice single “What a View” will be released Aug 25!” the sibling trio writes on social media. “Pre-Save now with the link in our bio, & please share with your friends – we are sooo excited.” The team Kelly Clarkson 2021 winners previously releases a set of Christmas music after winning the show. Since then, they have been touring relentlessly while recording new music. The song will be released via Republic Records.

75th Emmy Awards to Air Monday, January 15, on FOX – The Television Academy and FOX today jointly announced that the telecast of the 75th Emmy(R) Awards will air on Monday, January 15, 2024 (8:00-11:00 PM EST/5:00-8:00 PM PST) on FOX. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards will take place at the Peacock Theater at LA Live over two consecutive nights on Saturday, January 6, and Sunday, January 7, 2024. An edited presentation will be aired Saturday, January 13, 2024, at 8:00 PM EST/PST on FXX. (The Emmys are forced to postpone because of the SAG/WGA strikes) – via Futon critic

Tori Kelly announces “Take Control” Tour – The American Idol and Masked Singer alum announces a new tour on the heels of releasing her self-titled EP. The singer is also recovering from a recent heath scare. “it’s been too long!” Tori writes on Instagram. “the #takecontroltour is here ? dm me w/ ‘take control’ for early access to tickets at 9AM tomorrow!” The mini-tour kicks off in Toronto on September 10.

Broadway-bound revival of ‘The Wiz’ finds its next Dorothy, thanks in part to TikTok – A 24-year-old triple threat who toured in “Hairspray,” competed on “American Idol” and came to the attention of casting agents with her TikTok videos has landed the plum role of Dorothy in the Broadway-bound production of “The Wiz.” Nichelle Lewis will star in the national touring show this fall and then make her Broadway debut next year as the show’s heel-clicking heroine… Lewis, who grew up in Virginia and graduated from Molloy University in 2021, used her modest TikTok account to share her voice — one song was “Home” from “The Wiz” — and it came to the attention of casting agents, who invited her to audition. Lewis won a Golden Ticket on the most recent series of “American Idol” but didn’t progress from the Hollywood round. Now she’s earned another — leading a Broadway show. – Read more at Associated Press

‘American Idol’ Alum Josh Gracin and Wife Katie Expecting Baby No. 2 – Josh Gracin is going to be a dad again! The American Idol singer and wife Katie are expecting their second baby together in January 2024, he announced Tuesday. Gracin posted the news on his Instagram page with the help of his 3-year-old son, Luka. In the photo, Luka is seen holding a sonogram photo with the words, “Coming January 2024.” “I think the new big bro is a little excited!!!” Gracin captioned the announcement post. Along with future big brother Luka, the country singer is also a father to four children from a previous relationship: daughters Isabella Sophia, 14, Gabriella Ann, 16, and Briana Marie, 20, and son Landon Joshua, 17. – Read more at People

Former Fifth Harmony member Normani Signs New Management DealNormani has signed a new management deal. On Monday (Aug. 7), Brandon Creed and Lydia Asrat signed the singer to a co-management deal through Creed’s newly-launched Good World Management and Asrat’s Q10. The deal comes months after she and her former management company, Brandon Silverstein‘s S10 Entertainment, amicably parted ways in May. “Change is good,” Silverstein told Billboard via email. “S10 is headed in another direction and I felt like it was time for us to move on. We achieved incredible success together over the seven years. We wish her nothing but the best in her future.” – Read more at Billboard

‘American Idol’s HunterGirl Admits She ‘Cried Like A Baby’ Writing Vulnerable New Song ‘Ain’t About You’ – On her upcoming project: Right now, I’m putting together songs, getting ready for a project hopefully sometime soon. It’s just songs that I’m really proud of that are really me as an artist. There’s a few that I know are going to be on there, but I’m still putting it together. I’m really excited for fans to hear my story from the past year. – Read more at Hollywood Life

American Idol season 9 alum Katie Stevens Details Suffering Panic Attacks During Postpartum Depression Journey -Nearly six months after the Bold Type star welcomed her first baby Rome with husband Paul DiGiovanni, the 30-year-old is detailing her personal journey. “If any of you have listened to the episode of the Hold My Hair? podcast that I did, I talked a little bit about how I struggled with some postpartum depression,” Katie said in an Aug. 14 Instagram Story video. “I feel like people don’t talk about it enough. It looks different for everyone.” As she noted of her experience, “For me, my anxiety got way worse. I was just overwhelmed all the time. And I personally have a severe allergy to asking for help, so I didn’t want to do that.” – Read more at EOnline

Lauren Alaina ‘Lost Who I Was Completely’ Battling Bulimia While Competing on ‘American Idol’ as a Teen – The country singer, 28, who has been open with issues regarding her weight and eating habits for years, now uses her voice to help others. On Wednesday, she continued to do so on the latest episode of former Bachelorette star Hannah Brown’s Better Tomorrow podcast. “I started having problems with [an] eating disorder in middle school and then in tenth grade, I go on American Idol,” Alaina admitted. “And I was in my very awkward, chubby phase.” As the conversation continued, the “Don’t Judge a Woman” singer revealed her “biggest criticism” at the time came from high school girls. It only intensified once she appeared on “national television.” Alaina noted that her 2019 appearance on Dancing With the Stars helped her to “start going to therapy for it again” since she would be back in the public eye. – Read more at People

Luke Bryan Says He Never Thought He’d Cry in ‘Front of Millions’ Before ‘American Idol’ Judging Gig -When Luke Bryan joined the American Idol judging panel alongside Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, he never expected the amount of emotion the singing competition series would evoke. But now, after five years on the job, he’s leaning in. “If you’d have told me I would have cried in front of millions of Americans . . . I’m not there trying to put on this tough-country-guy act,” Bryan tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “I’m there to get involved in the emotion of the show. And sometimes what you’re trying to say is not going to land perfectly.” He continues: “But for the most part, I know when I sit down behind that desk at American Idol, me and Lionel and Katy are doing our best and coming from a place of love and compassion.” – Read more at People

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