JOHN LEGEND ADDED AS PERFORMER AND HOST KELLY CLARKSON TO OPEN THE “2020 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS” LIVE TOMORROW NIGHT ON NBC – dick clark productions and NBC today announced EGOT-winning, multiplatinum singer-songwriter John Legend is joining the slate of dynamic performers at the “2020 Billboard Music Awards” (BBMAs). The two-time BBMA winner will give a special performance of “Never Break,” from his latest album, Bigger Love. Three-time BBMA host Kelly Clarkson will open the show with an unforgettable, can’t-miss performance of Whitney Houston’s “Higher Love,” joined by two-time BBMA nominees Pentatonix and queen of percussion Sheila E. The “2020 Billboard Music Awards” (BBMAs), will broadcast live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. – Via press release
“2020 CMT Music Awards” adds more performers to powerhouse lineup – CMT today revealed the next round of high-powered performers set to take the stage on the “2020 CMT Music Awards,” airing Wednesday, October 21st at 8:00PM ET/7:00PM CT on CMT, MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, Pop and TV Land. Powerhouse acts and all-star nominees set to take this year’s stage span the next generation of rising country superstars and country icons alike: Gabby Barrett (nominated for “Female Video of the Year” and “Breakthrough Video of the Year”), Morgan Wallen (“Male Video of the Year”), Sam Hunt (“Male Video of the Year” and “CMT Performance of the Year”) and Shania Twain, making her first appearance on the CMT stage since 2011. – read more at CMTPress.com
American Idol 13 runner-up Jena Asciutto Needs your Vote for the Bud Music Concert
Jena writes: “Y’ALL just got word I made the Top 16 for Budweiser’s #BudMusicContest!!!!! Help me make it to top 8 by casting a vote for my song by tweeting the hashtag #BudMusicContestJena including the @budweiserusa page! Voting for this round ends AT MIDNIGHT ON OCTOBER 16TH!”
Y'ALL just got word I made the Top 16 for Budweiser's #BudMusicContest!!!!! Help me make it to top 8 by casting a vote for my song by tweeting the hashtag #BudMusicContestJena including the @budweiserusa
page! Voting for this round ends AT MIDNIGHT ON OCTOBER 16TH!
— Jena (@JenaAsciutto1) October 13, 2020
American Idol’s Laine Hardy performed for the Ryan Seacrest Foundation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
So great to see these young, talented patients watch one of their idols in action. Thanks for doing this @TheLaineHardy! If you think you met #TheNextIdol during your visit, send them our way! https://t.co/U4pLvtYq5k
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) October 13, 2020
America’s Got Talent runner-ups Broken Roots set for Blake Shelton’s Ole Red
I’m so excited Broken Roots are coming to @OlRedTish!!!! I loved performing Gods Country with them on @AGT and I hope they invite me to do it again at Ol’ Red..? Get your tix now!!! Show is November 28th! https://t.co/iPip7E8OYj
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) October 13, 2020
Fox’s ‘The Masked Dancer’ To Shoot This Weekend With Health & Safety Protocols & Virtual Audience – The Masked Dancer is set to finally waltz into the studio – albeit with a few more health and safety protocols than initially expected. Deadline understands that the spin-off of Fox reality hit The Masked Singer is set to start shooting this weekend. It will shoot at Red Studios in Los Angeles, the same location where Fox recently shot the mystery singing talent competition. The network will employ the same rigorous health and safety protocols that it put in place for The Masked Singer as well as I Can See Your Voice. The production will include regular testing, zoning, social distancing, sanitization and non-sharing of communal areas. Fox is working closely with local and state officials, including the Health Department, as well as the unions on protocols to make sure that the production environment is as safe as possible. – Read more at Deadline