Headlines: How Kelly Clarkson Crafts Her Covers, Masked Singer’s Ladybug Speaks

How a ‘Kellyoke’ Cover Is Made, According to Kelly Clarkson’s Longtime Music Director – What did you do today so far for the show? We typically tape Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. We tape six episodes a week, so usually Mondays are rehearsing those six “Kellyoke” numbers, plus all the other music cues — But this week, to accommodate her Voice taping schedule, we’ve shifted to a Thursday, Friday, Saturday show. The most important thing for Kelly is for her to be able to emote the song in the ways she’s most comfortable. Sometimes that’s moving around through a crowd; sometimes when it’s a really wordy song, it’s being planted somewhere so she can focus on emoting it.  Once I know what songs we’re doing, I get them down to about a minute-and-a-half, trying to figure out a way to condense the most important parts of the song as well as making sure that we choose the best sections that make her vocals shine the most. – Read more at Vulture

Lauren Duski Reveals Why She Took Her Time Before Releasing ‘Vulnerable’ Music After ‘The Voice’ – Lauren Duski didn’t rush to put out music immediately after coming on second place on season 12 of The Voice in the spring of 2017. Instead, she waited more than a year to drop her first single, “Costume Party,” in July 2018, followed by her debut EP, Midwestern Girl Part 1, in Feb. 2019. “I’m proud of us for sticking to our guns and saying…we can’t just put out music for the sake of putting it out,” Lauren told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY. “I didn’t want to just be this artist from The Voice who released music for the sake of it. I knew that if we started from the bottom, with honest songs, the that was a way that I could look back on my career and be proud for not compromising that.” – Read more at Hollywood Life

‘The Masked Singer’ Unmasks Ladybug, Who Couldn’t Tell Her Famous Dad Because He’s Such a ‘Gossip’ – Who did you tell? Did Ozzy know? I assume your parents knew? No. I couldn’t tell my dad because my dad’s a gossip. He’s like proud. He would say, “Have you seen my Kelly? Have you seen my Kelly?” We knew we couldn’t tell my dad because he would want to brag about it. So I didn’t tell my dad until recently and the concept of it kind of got lost [on him]. My mom knew, yeah, [and] my brother. That’s it. Did your family watch the show then while you were on it? No, because I couldn’t have him be too into it, because like I said, he’s the kind of guy who would be like, “Have you seen my Kelly?” – Read more at Billboard.com

The Voice season 15 Winner Chevel Shepherd Performed for the Professional Bull Riders World Finals

“@pbr World Finals 2019 with the best people. Had a blast performing with my friends @montgomerygentry and @blackstonecherryofficial and so honored to be a part of #BeCowboy! My band and I got to headline for the @monsterenergy tailgate outside of T-Mobile Arena, and it was so much fun.”


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