Headlines: Idol Finalists Chat With Maddie Poppe, Lauren Alaina Honored

Blake Shelton to Headline Musicians on Call 20th Anniversary Concert – Lauren Alaina to be Honored – Musicians on Call, the nonprofit organization that has for two decades delivered live performances and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities across the country, will usher in its 20th anniversary with a special Nashville concert featuring headliner Blake Shelton. The show is set for Friday, May 31st, at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s CMA Theater. Newcomer Cale Dodds will open. In addition to the live performances, the event will honor three individuals, including “Road Less Traveled” singer Lauren Alaina, who will be recognized with the Music Heals Award for her volunteer efforts in support of Musicians On Call’s Bedside Performance Program.- Read more at Rolling Stone

Q&A with Maddie Poppe and your #AmericanIdol Top 10!

  • Uche and Alejandro Aranda skipped the Q&A due to ILLNESS. Ruh Rho.
  • Maddie planned to sing “Somebody is Waiting for You” from the rescuers for Disney Week, but production convinced her to sing Bare Necessities, a more popular song, instead.

Evelyn Cormier heads back to the studio – It’s over, but not really. After her elimination in the Top 14 Results episode of “American Idol,” local songstress Evelyn Cormier is back in the studio working on an album. But, there’s still a chance one of the judges can bring her back in a wild card round. What? That’s not true “I don’t know how it’s going to end,” said Cormier, who’s back in Claremont. “All the shows are pre-recorded except the last two shows.” – Read more at Eagle Times

Lionel Richie Says Katy Perry Is a ‘Little Calmer’ After Engagement — ‘But She’s Still Katy!’ – “It’s a family affair,” the music legend says of working with his fellow judges along with Ryan Seacrest who hosts the rebooted show, now in its second season on ABC. Thus after Perry revealed boyfriend Orlando Bloom had popped the question in February, Richie picked up on some slight differences in his colleague’s demeanor. “I think she’s gotten a tad bit more comfortable and a little calmer because of the engagement. I think so,” Richie says in this week’s issue of PEOPLE, “but still when the cameras are running she turns into ‘Katy.’” – Read more at People

New Song DON’T CHANGE From Why Don’t We From UGLYDOLLS Out Now – New Song DON’T CHANGE From Why Don’t We From UGLYDOLLS Out Now – Atlantic Records in partnership with STXfilms have announced today’s premiere of the latest single and companion video from the eagerly awaited “UGLYDOLLS ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK.” “Don’t Change,” performed by rising pop stars Why Don’t We, is available at all DSPs HERE; the official video will premiere HERE tomorrow morning at 10am PT/ 1pm ET on the group’s wildly popular YouTube channel. The all-star musical companion to the highly anticipated animated musical comedy arrives at all DSPs on April 26th; STXfilms’ UglyDolls arrives in theatres everywhere on May 3rd. – Read more at Broadway World

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