‘The Voice’ Winner Girl Named Tom Talks Kelly Clarkson’s Advice, New Music, and More (EXCLUSIVE) – D: What is the best piece of advice that Kelly Clarkson gave you all while on the show? CL: Before the final Monday show, she texted our group chat. She told us to have fun and let go of any desire for perfection. “It’s art and it’s supposed to be inspiring, fun, and keep us growing.” BL: Kelly said, “No matter where you’re at in this music business, you’ve gotta work your BUTT off!” (Maybe she didn’t say butt ;).) Everything she says is such valuable advice because it’s coming from someone who’s been there. A lot of folks think that once you’re at a certain point, you’ve “made it” in the music industry, but Kelly’s advice gives us a realistic view of what life is going to be like. We’ve made up our minds that we’re going to work hard in this industry! – Read more at Distractify
Jordin Sparks guests and guest hosts The Real This Week
American Idol 6 winner Jordin Sparks guested on The Real on Monday and will return Thursday and Friday to guest co-host. Check your local broadcast tv listings.
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Carrie Underwood LOVED her Cameo Appearance on Netflix’s Cobra Kai
“I grew up watching ‘Daniel’ and ‘Johnny’ and I can’t believe I actually get to be a small part of the legacy that is the Karate Kid,” the American Idol season 4 winner said. Check out her performance of Survivor’s “Moment of Truth” HERE. Also, show producers explain how it all came together.
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) January 4, 2022
Cassadee Pope Is Embracing Her Rock Past, Mixing It With Country Present – “I had a phase where I was trying to downplay the rock side so I’d fit in here,” she shares, “And I’m finally just like, you know what? That makes me unique.” Does this mean we could see the Hey Monday hiatus come to an end? “I mean, there’s nothing that’s like actually happening with Hey Monday,” Pope insists. “It’s just I am embracing where I come from.” You will, however, get a little of those rock roots on Pope’s new album Thrive, which arrived on October 15. As she puts it, “There are songs on the record that are very Hey Monday.” – Read more at Taste of Country