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Jennifer Hudson to Sing Title Anthem ‘I’ll Fight,’ Written by Diane Warren, for ‘RBG’ Documentary About Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg – Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Grammy Award-winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson will sing “I’ll Fight,” the stirring, powerful anthem for RBG, a documentary about the life and legal legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The original song is written and arranged by the Grammy, Emmy, and Golden Globe-winning, and 9-time Academy Award-nominated, songwriter Diane Warren. – Read more at CNN.com

‘American Idol’ Vocal Coach Michael Orland Talks Reboot, Judge Chemistry, the Top 10 – “I literally love these kids. I really am having so much fun with this Top 10 right now,” he says. “Was I disappointed in the results? Yes, I thought there were a couple of people missing, even from Top 24, that I was sad to see go. But, that’s how attached we become as the vocal coaches. We become so attached to the contestants, before we know their story, before we know any back story on them, that all the producers know, ’cause they’ve done all the auditions and stuff.” And with the ratings starting to uptick every week, does Orland see a renewal for a second season in the future? “Oh, there’s no question it’s going to get renewed,” he says. – Read more at Variety.com

‘American Idol’ Disney Week Dashes Dreams of Drag Contestant: ‘If America Is Not Ready to Be Open, That’s Fine’ – Vox, who performs in drag, echoed the positive tone. “I actually feel great,” he said. “Amongst people that are not biased by the whole drag thing or the gay thing, lots of people considered me a frontrunner. The competition ended where it ended for me and I am not mad about it, if America is not ready to be open to this that’s fine, because all it shows is that we have so much more growing to do, so much more love to spread. I’ve always said if I’m gonna spread anything it’s gonna be positivity. This was the platform that I needed to get my name off the ground so that I can start being a positive role model to people around the world.” – Read more at Variety

‘American Idol’ Rock ‘n’ Roll Star Cade Foehner Reveals Battle He’s Facing as Christian in Hollywood – Now he’s sharing what’s been the hardest part of being a Christian evangelist in Hollywood. “I found myself interested in biblical theology and that’s actually my major in college, biblical theology. In doing rock ‘n’ roll music, the whole purpose of any kind of music [for me] is to evangelize and to tell people about the Lord,” he continued. “So I just want to know as much as I can about what we believe.” – Read more at Christian Post

‘American Idol’s Cade & Gabby Reveal They Were Freaked By Ryan Seacrest Calling Out Their Romance – Two of American Idol‘s favorites, Cade Foehner and Gabby Barrett, are also totally in love. However, they definitely weren’t expecting their relationship to become to focus of the Sunday, April 29 episode. “Yeah, I was really off put by the call out, that was not scripted or anything so I wasn’t bouncing and happy,” Cade revealed in an interview after the live show. “But, you know, it is a TV show and we love each other. But, you know…. good times!” The one bonus? Cade isn’t alone — because Gabby feels the exact same way. “I didn’t know that was coming,” Gabby shared in an after show interview. “My face was redder than a tomato. That is why I had to cover it up, but we are really good friends and we will see what happens after the show.” – Read more at HollywoodLife

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Jurnee: ‘I Could Win’ American Idol as an Out Lesbian – Jurnee is blazing her own trail. Even in 2018, many in the music industry hide their sexuality, fearing rejection from fans or labels. She herself was cautioned by friends to keep her identity a secret until the competition ended. However, the singer was determined to be out when she auditioned for Idol, because she believed it spoke to her authenticity as an artist. “I think it’s important,” Jurnee said, on being an out entertainer. “I wanted us to make sure that I came into the industry as exactly who I am, so that there was never a song I put out or a story I was telling that wasn’t true to me.” – Read more at The Advocate

The X Factor ‘tried to poach Jennifer Hudson from The Voice UK’ – The Daily Star claims that Hudson turned down a ‘big money’ offer from X Factor chiefs to switch shows. The Dreamgirls star confirmed that she was approached by “another show”, which she didn’t explicitly name. “I have been asked to do another show, but I didn’t go for it,” she said. “The Voice is more of a fit for me. I love the positivity in it. “I like that we have coaches, not judges like they do on X Factor – it means we have had similar experiences to the contestants. AKA Jennifer Gets Her Revenge! – Read more at TellyMix

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