Headlines: Jena Irene, Kris Allen, SYTYCD First Look

Tonight The Voice Top 9 perform for YOUR votes. Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani debut their new duet. 8/7c PM NBC. The remaining 6 stars perform solo and on teams coached by each of the judges on Dancing with the Stars 8/7c PM NBC. The penultimate episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 8 airs tonight on LOGO at 9 pm.

TROYE SIVAN TO PERFORM AS “KIA’S ONE TO WATCH” ON THE “2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS” – Billboard, dick clark productions and Kia Motors announced today that new music sensation, Troye Sivan, will perform as “Kia’s One to Watch” on the “2016 Billboard Music Awards.” The “2016 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 22 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC. – via dc productions pr

How The Voice and Twitter Plan to Use Augmented Reality to Boost Social Engagement – Twitter is setting up an augmented reality (AR) booth backstage tonight at The Voice, which will be shooting live from NBC studios in Universal City, Calif. The celebrity voice coaches—Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera and Pharrell Williams—and competing singers will tweet six-second videos of their interactions with animated objects. The effort—which marks the first time Twitter has combined AR and television—will also entail 3D hashtags and custom stickers that can be used on Vine and Twitter. Four emojis can be unlocked with the following hashtags: #teamblake; #teamxtina; #teampharrell; and #teamadam. – Read more at Adweek

See Melanie Martinez Talk Tim Burton, Love of Horror Movies – “When I’m done with my last album, I want to make a movie with Tim Burton telling the story of all of the albums connected,” she explained to Rolling Stone in a recent interview at East Village toy shop Dinosaur Hill. Martinez is currently in the process of releasing videos for each song off her debut LP, which carries a twisted, childlike narrative, matching much of Burton’s work. “That’s my biggest dream.” – See the Video at Rolling Stone

‘Voice’ Winner Jordan Smith Talks ‘Something Beautiful,’ Rihanna & Confidence [Exclusive] – CM: You won The Voice in December and your debut album Something Beautiful came out March; that’s a very quick turnaround. What was that recording process like? JS: Yeah, it was a pretty quick turnaround, once I won the show on Dec. 15, I got to have a few days at home with my family to celebrate with them, and then I was immediately back in L.A. on Jan. 4 to start recording the album. We finished 16 songs in about three and a half weeks, so it was a very quick process, a very fast turnaround. But the whole album itself came about really organically. We just kind of sat down and used our first instincts. So, it made the process much easier because we didn’t have to manipulate or worry about changing the arrangements or making it our own but we just, you know, did what came naturally did what came to mind. – Read more at Music Times

Musical Guest: Kris Allen – It’s been a long road to Good Day for American Idol Season 8 winner Kris Allen. He had a detour along the way, but he’s back with a new album. – Read more at FOXNews.com

Singer-Songwriter Jena Irene Asciutto Performs Live On KCAL9 – Singer-songwriter Jena Irene Asciutto stopped by the KCAL9 studio Sunday morning for a live performance. – Watch the Video at CBS.com

The Voice: Alisan Porter, Adam Wakefield, Mary Sarah, Laith Al-Saadi, Shalyah Fearing on Making the Top 9 – The Top 9 take the stage on tonight’s The Voice and on Tuesday one more artist will go home as we get closer to the Season 10 finale of the singing competition. “It’s already signed. It’s a done deal,” Adam jokes when asked about the comment that Pharrell made about him being a shoe-in to land a contract with country music behemoth Big Machine. “We will see what happens. If I win the show, Lord willing, they are just going to have to wait because I will be under contract to Republic. For me, honestly, I’ve got a bluegrass band. We just finished a record. I know it’s bluegrass. I am just hoping when we put that out some people will be listening to it.” – Ha ha ha. Somebody has to sit Adam down and explain how the winner’s record deal works.Parade.com

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE | First Look: “SYTYCD THE NEXT GENERATION” – A first look at the new format on SYTYCD THE NEXT GENERATION featuring young dancers 8-13 years old and All-Star mentors.

Christian Borle Will Play Willy Wonka In Broadway’s ‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory’ – Christian Borle, a two-time Tony winner currently starring as William Shakespeare in Something Rotten! will play Willy Wonka next spring in Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The show, transferring from London, will run at the Nederlander Organization’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, where Finding Neverland is winding down its run to an August closing. A March 2017 start for Charlie is planned. – Read more at Deadline

Broadway Vets Set for Rum Tum Tugger, Mistoffelees, Old Deuteronomy & More in Cats Revival – The naming of cats is a difficult matter—it isn’t just one of your holiday games! We finally have casting (except that belter Grizabella) for the Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats, which is set to begin previews on July 14 at the Neil Simon Theatre. Tyler Hanes will play Rum Tum Tugger, along with fellow Great White Way alums Ricky Ubeda as Mistoffelees (SYTYCD winner), Quentin Earl Darrington as Old Deuteronomy and Eloise Kropp as Jennyannydots / Gumbie in the production, which will now officially open a little earlier, on July 31, instead of August 2. Jess LeProtto (Also from SYTYCD) (On the Town) as Mungojerrie – Read more at Broadway.com

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