Headlines: Kaitlyn Bristowe Joins DWTS Tour, Kelly Clarkson iHeart Special

Bad Bunny, BTS, Megan Thee Stallion and Olivia Rodrigo Set To Perform at the ‘2021 American Music Awards’ – Twenty-first century Pop icons and six-time AMA winners, BTS will take the stage with AMA winner Megan Thee Stallion for the much-anticipated televised world premiere performance of their hit single “Butter.” Singer/songwriter Olivia Rodrigo, who leads this year with seven nominations, will take over the stage for a can’t-miss performance to mark her AMAs debut. Latin global superstar and two-time AMA winner Bad Bunny will return to the AMAs stage for the world premiere performance of “Lo Siento BB:/.” Music’s Hottest Night Airs Live Sunday, Nov. 21, at 8 p.m. EST/PST on ABC. – Read more at DGEPress.com

Kaitlyn Bristowe Is Joining ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Tour – Us can also exclusively reveal that Bristowe is joining the official Dancing With the Stars tour, which kicks off on Friday, January 7. “All of the dancers told me what an incredible experience the tour is. I was so sad that there was no tour last season [due to Covid] so I am very excited that I’ll finally get to perform in front of an audience and connect with the fans,” she told Us in a statement. “Being on Dancing with the Stars let me live out my childhood dream by being able to dance on such a big platform and I am beyond grateful for all of it.” – Read more at US Magazine

Kelly Clarkson to appear on iHeart Holiday Special

“‘Tis the season! Join me and an incredible lineup for the @iHeartRadio Holiday Special on November 24th! You’ll be able to stream the show on iHeartRadio’s YouTube + Facebook page, plus watch in VR on Oculus! See y’all there!” Kelly will perform songs from her new holiday album When Christmas Comes Around.

The Fifth and Final Season of F Is For Family Premieres November 25 on Netflix

American Idol 10 alum Haley Reinhart voices Bill, the middle child in the 70’s era animated series F is for Family. The season premieres on Thanksgiving November 25.

Jessica Meuse is Rejected by The Voice AGAIN

The Voice often casts former American Idol finalists (See: Jeremy Rosado from season 11, competing this season). But for Jessica Meuse, the Season 13 finalist, the answer continues to be NO. “I try out every year, Y’all. Every “no” leads me to the one “yes” I need! Bring it!”

Luke Bryan is “excited” and “confident” to host CMA Awards, heaps praise onto ’American Idol’s Gabby Barrett – After spending three years as a judge on American Idol, Luke Bryan is well-prepared for his hosting gig at the 2021 CMA Awards. While he acknowledges that judging and hosting are two different tasks, Luke notes that being in front of an audience of millions on American Idol is the ideal boot camp for hosting the CMAs for the first time. “Being in front of the TV a lot with American Idol has gotten me more comfortable with the role of doing these things. I’m excited to be in the role and be confident in the role,” he explains. “You don’t ever want to be out there and you’re so nervous and freaked out that you can’t do a great job, which I’ll still be nervous and freaked out.” – Read more at Win 98.5

Gonzales native Jovin Webb tells of lessons learned from ‘American Idol’ – Webb’s run at the prize was cut short, just before he made it to the top seven. “Devastated” was the word he used. The fans castigated the judges on social media, saying Webb’s talent and stage charisma were betrayed by his having to deliver virtual performances. But Webb learned a lot from his time on the show—most importantly, he says, how to respect his own individuality. “It brought me out,” he says. “It showed me more to put the gas on, to get more focused, to believe in myself.” Webb walked away with a lot of attention and love, and now, he hopes the spotlight cast on him by the show will continue to illuminate his work. The 26-year-old is focusing his energy on his first solo blues album. He hopes to honor the rich tradition of blues and soul music that has inspired him ever since he was a young boy playing drums in the gospel band of a local Baptist church. – Read more at Business Report

Simon Cowell on bringing ‘America’s Got Talent Live’ to Las Vegas – Las Vegas Strip production shows often take years to develop before they hit the stage, but few of those live entertainment experiences have been discussed and negotiated as long as “America’s Got Talent Las Vegas Live,” which opened at Luxor last week. “I’d say for over 10 years we’ve been having conversations about this show,” said Simon Cowell, creator of the TV version of “AGT” and a famously critical judge on that show as well as “American Idol” and others. “About two years ago, after meeting with [executives at] MGM Resorts, it felt like we finally found the right partners and suddenly we were going to do it. Now it’s here, and it’s a bit surreal.” – Read more at the Las Vegas Sun

Casey Abrams found the White Bass he played on American Idol

Thieves stole Casey Abrams beloved upright bass. Fans generously donated to a gofundme so he could replace it. On a trip to a pawn show, he didn’t find his stolen bass, but he did find the white bass he played on the show in 2012!

Laine Hardy | My Opry Debut – American Idol Season 17 winner, Laine Hardy comes from a small town in Louisiana. Starting his singing career later in life, the 21 year old singer took to the American Idol stage and he is now gracing the famous Grand Ole Opry stage for the very first time. Watch for a behind the scenes look at Laine Hardy stepping into the Circle on the night of his Opry Debut.

‘AGT’ star Brandon Leake talks about performing poetry on the Strip – What was the catalyst for you to pursue “AGT,” since there was no similar artist ever on the series? There was no other show to go to. I mean, singers can go to “The Voice or “American Idol” or several other different shows, dancers can find shows, magicians can go to Penn & Teller (“Fool Us”). But spoken word has, like, coffee shops, as of right now. So “AGT” was the only place that I could find a home. – Read more at LVRJ

Tina Turner Filed A Lawsuit Against A Tribute Performer For Looking Like Her ‘Too Much’ – As reported on The Jasmine Brand, the iconic singer filed a lawsuit against a German-based tribute singer. The publication reports Tina filed a suit against a woman named Dorothea “Coco” Fletcher for looking like her “too much.” The suit is against Coco’s representative agency, Cofo Entertainment. Tina’s defense team claim since Coco resembles Tina so much; fans can think it’s the teal singer. Tina’s defense said a fan could “easily” confuse the two. This isn’t the first time Tina wanted to pump the breaks on tribute performers. TJB reports Tina initially filed a suit against Coco’s agency. The suit was over a poster for Coco’s “Simply The Best’ show.” Tina won, and a German court ruled the posters are misleading to the public. However, the posters were eventually re-designed, and Tina lost at the Court of Appeals. They ruled “the risk of confusion did not outweigh an individual’s right to artistic expression,” TJB reports. – Read more at WBLS

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