Tonight, FIVE acts will leave America’s Got Talent, Seven move on to the next round. Mat Franco and Paul Zerdin perform.
Sound Check: Ex-“Idol” James Durbin takes the reins on latest album – “Being independent is uncharted territory for us — for me especially,” Durbin, 27, says by phone from San Jose, where he resides. “Every day has been a new learning experience. We feel like we’re just starting to poke our head out of the ground and just starting to bloom.” Durbin — who finished fourth during American Idol’s 10th season in 2011 (the year Scotty McCreary won) — calls “Riot On Sunset” his “coming of age album,” primarily because it’s his first done solely on his own terms and serving his own vision. – Read more at Daily Tribune
How American Idol’s James Durbin Manages Life With Tourette’s and Asperger’s – Cut to five years later, and Durbin is still singing and touring (he’s just released a new album, Riot on Sunset) and living in Santa Cruz, California, with his wife Heidi Lowe, son Hunter, 7, and daughter Kinzee Cruz, 19 months. And while he still needs to manage his condition, he says he couldn’t be happier. “Life is great,” Durbin tells PEOPLE exclusively. “The difference between my tics on Idol and now is like night and day. But it’s something that is heightened by stress, and being on the show was stressful – but now I know how to manage myself in those types of situations.” – Read more at People.com
Colonia’s Schiavo scores with first single after ‘The Voice’ – “It was inspired by a situation I’ve been that I feel is very common and many people can relate to,” said the 22-year-old singer/songwriter from the Colonia section of Woodbridge. “It’s about the constant conflicting thoughts you have when you are in a relationship that you a hundred percent know is not healthy or right for you, no matter how you feel about the person. I think everyone has been in a situation somewhat like this and we all are so confused and lost without this person in a sense, even though you know being apart is the right thing for both of you.” “The single is a very good first glimpse at me as an artist for people who saw me on ‘The Voice,'” Schiavo added. “I think it’s a mesh of the many genres I am influenced by.” – Read more at MyCentralJersey.com
The Voice 10 Singer Owen Danoff Begins Pledgemusic Drive
— Owen Danoff (@owendanoff) July 27, 2016
Former ‘Bachelorette’ Andi Dorfman: The Fantasy Suite Double Standard Needs to Stop (Guest Column) – Let’s be honest, there is an obvious double standard that you see on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. When it came to the finale and the live revelation from Nick that we had been physically intimate on the After the Final Rose special, I was even more shocked and unprepared. I had been through the ringer as far as knowing and experiencing peoples’ criticism, but when this happened I thought: What are they going to find next? On one hand, you do put your personal life out there, and you know people are going to talk about it and have opinions. But when somebody reveals what is supposed to be very private and you find yourself going back on that, you wonder: Where does the line get drawn? How much is too much? After that aired, I saw clips of national news anchors on TV calling me a s***. Verbatim. On live national television, calling me a s***. You never see them say that about the Bachelor. Almost every Bachelor has sex with everyone he goes into the fantasy suites with. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter
Fantasia Visits AOL Build
Melinda Doolittle Heading Out on Tour with PMJ
American Idol season 6 singer heads out on tour with Postmodern Jukebox this fall.
— Melinda Doolittle (@mdoolittle) July 27, 2016