Grammys January 31 Event Postponed Due to Omicron – “After careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts, the artist community and our many partners, the Recording Academy and CBS have postponed the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards Show. The health and safety of those in our music community, the live audience, and the hundreds of people who work tirelessly to produce our show remains our top priority. Given the uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant, holding the show on January 31st simply contains too many risks. We look forward to celebrating Music’s Biggest Night on a future date, which will be announced soon.” The Critics Choice Awards set for this week are also postponed. – Grammy.com
‘The Voice’ contestant Hailey Mia to meet fans at Uno Pizzeria in Clifton – Hailey Mia made her hometown of Clifton proud when she placed fourth in the NBC singing competition “The Voice.” Fans can meet Mia during an informal gathering at Uno Pizzeria & Grill in Clifton on Jan. 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. Mia’s family will dine in a private back room at the restaurant, said Uno owner Paul Rankin. But Mia will be out and about talking to fans during the evening. “Hailey said she wants to meet anyone who comes out to see her,” Rankin added. – Read more at NorthJersey.com
Ryan Seacrest Jokes He’s ‘Practicing’ to Be Trusted Enough to Babysit Katy Perry’s Daughter Daisy – When Seacrest is on the set of American Idol, he says Katy Perry brings her 16-month-old daughter Daisy Dove around — and though he hasn’t been named an honorary uncle just yet, he’s “practicing” for when that time comes. “She’s mentioned the babysitting opportunity, just not officially. She and Orlando [Bloom] have never officially said, ‘Hey, Ryan, we’re going out tonight. You’re in charge all by yourself.’ But I would be willing,” he says. “I think she knows that I’m practicing and at the right point, I will be ready to be alone and be a great babysitter or uncle to Daisy as well,” he adds. – Read more at People
Vacanti talks ‘Voice’ competition – Former “The Voice” contestant Joshua Vacanti participated in a live interview at the Historic Palace Theater on Tuesday night. The Lockport native who won hearts at home and across the country fielded questions from Palace executive director Christopher Parada and the audience, and gave ‘em all a few songs. After opening with “Ashes” by Celene Dion, Vacanti was greeted by Mayor Michelle Roman, who proclaimed January 4th as Joshua Vacanti Day. During his interview with Parada, Vacanti talked about playing the Phantom in the Lockport High School production of “Phantom of the Opera” and said he would love to have the chance to perform in the play professionally. He mentioned that a factor that he had to overcome while performing on “The Voice” was learning to perform as a solo act, since he usually sang with his wife. – Read more at Niagara-Gazette.com
American Idol season 5 alum Elliott Yamin joins Trueheart to discuss how “American Idol” was the music boot-camp that prepared him for a successful career as a recording artist. He also chats with Amy and Scott about sharing the stage with one of the most talented casts in the show’s history including Taylor Hicks, Katherine McPhee, Chris Daughtry and Ace Young. Plus, Elliott shares how becoming a father changed his life, how he survived an 8.8 earthquake in Chile and the incredible humanitarian trip he took to Africa with Malaria No More.
Feels like the first time – Tribute act Foreigners Journey reinvents itself with famed Broadway singer Constantine Maroulis – As you may have figured out already, Foreigners Journey pays tribute to a pair of legendary arena rock bands – Foreigner and Journey. Leading the group is Constantine Maroulis, a man who has made a name for himself as a finalist on Season 4 of “American Idol” as well as on Broadway, where he famously starred as the lead role in “Rock of Ages,” a popular musical focused on the hard rock music of the 1980s in which Maroulis won a Tony Award. “Foreigners Journey has essentially become an extension of my work in ‘Rock of Ages,’” Maroulis says. “We’ve created an awesome classic rock experience for the audiences that just want to hear the hits. It was really just easy math when the guys in the band reached out and wanted to work together. There was just a fantastic energy between us from day one.” – Read more at Atlantic City Weekly
American Idol Season 10 alums Casey Abrams and Stefano Langone Sing a little Ditty
— SteFano Langone (@Stefano) January 5, 2022
So You Think You Can Dance alum Alex Wong Teaches Jake from State Farm a Tik Tok Dance.
This clip is pretty funny
@alexdwong# ad @jakefromstatefarm came over to learn a Tiktok! … or did he? ?? Welcome to Tiktok Jake ?? original sound – Alex Wong