Jordin Sparks sings Anthem at Cardinals Game
American Idol season 6 winner, Jordin Sparks, performed the anthem at the Arizona Cardinals football game in Glendale. It’s the same game Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani attended.
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Pentatonix Says Performing on “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” Is a “Full Circle Moment” – Pentatonix is one of the many acts who’ll be appearing on the Billboard Hollywood Party portion of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest, airing on ABC December 31. The a cappella group, who’ve dominated Christmas playlists for the past month, say appearing on the show is a “full circle moment” for them. Pentatonix member Scott Hoying tells ABC Radio that it’s “really really cool” to be part of such a TV institution. “I watched it with my family growing up, they still watch it every year,” he says. “So knowing that my parents and my family are gonna be watching me on it, it’s just kind of a full circle moment. It’s really cool.” – Read more at ABC News Radio
Joshua Davis reflects on ‘The Voice’ – “I think I didn’t really get it until I got to come home for the most bizarre 24 hours of my life,” he said. “… I didn’t sleep for like 26 hours. I had to learn and rehearse five songs in two days.” The show came to town and set up a concert performance for Davis at the State Theatre for a top-five performance. “It was total madness, but it meant a lot to me,” he said. “It was also hard for me to understand in a lot of ways for what it really meant. It was hard for me to take all that for myself because I feel like any one of my comrades around the state playing music and making music — doing the same thing I was. – Read more at Record Eagle
Barrett Baber plots his world takeover, starting with a pair of shows in Fayetteville – And now he waits for the decision of Universal Republic Records, which has first right of refusal on offering him a record deal. If that company doesn’t offer him a deal within 30 days, he can explore other options. That might include another record deal from a different label, or forging out on his own, his situation just months ago before a friend convinced him to try out for the show. He’s comfortable with or without a record deal – “The Voice” already gave him a shot of momentum. “I felt like I had a really good shot at making the final,” Baber said by phone from Fayetteville while reflecting on his run a week after the show concluded. “I had done so much groundwork. I’m not sure anyone else did that much work.” He booked his homecoming show for tonight (Dec. 28) at the club and promptly sold out, moving more than 700 tickets in just a few days. He added a second storytelling concert the following night and sold 200 tickets within a few hours. It has since sold out, too. – Read more at Fayetteville Flyer