Headlines: Katharine McPhee Back to Broadway, Kelly Clarkson Teases New Music

David Archuleta Spreads Holiday Cheer With *NSYNC in ‘Winter in the Air: Deluxe Edition’ Ahead of Christmas Tour (Exclusive) – It has more than worked out for Archuleta, whose latest also features a fun, festive music video alongside *NSYNC’s Chris Kirkpatrick and Lance Bass that came about thanks to one of his team members who worked with the beloved boyband in the past. When it came to working with Kirkpatrick and Bass, he admitted most humbly he was more “self-conscious” than starstruck. “These guys have a lot of history in *NSYNC and as performers, and they’ve dealt with the fan base and being in the public eye and releasing music and having a lot of success with that,” Archuleta said. “So, it’s neat to get to work with them, and what’s fun about this was it didn’t feel so much like work, it was more just like fun.” – Read more at Popculture.com

Kelly Clarkson Talks New Music and Gig as ‘Godmother’ of Norwegian Cruise Line’s Encore Ship – Clarkson, 37, will perform at the ship’s christening ceremony Thursday (Nov. 21) in Miami. I definitely never thought I’d be in this position.” Clarkson said her music fans shouldn’t be worried though — she recently recorded what she calls “one of my favorite songs I’ll probably ever do in my career.” She will also launch her Las Vegas residency on April 1, 2020. “It’s a beautifully written song and one of my favorite writers in the world wrote it. It’s kind of all of these worlds colliding and … the whole experience has been amazing and hopefully our whole idea for the song pans out,” she said. “I’ve never done anything like this in my career. All of what I’m saying isn’t making sense until you actually know what’s happening, so I’m sorry for the weirdness. But you’ll know by the time it comes out, like, ‘OK, she’s not weird. It does make sense.’ It’s a new way. I’ve never really done anything like it.” – Read more at Billboard.com

Back to the Diner! See Katharine McPhee Prep for Waitress Return – Let her be your star—again! As previously reported, Katharine McPhee is getting ready to head back to the Brooks Atkinson Theatre to reprise her performance as Jenna in the Sara Bareilles charmer Waitress. The Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner and Smash fave is scheduled to return to the diner on November 25. She will remain with the show until its final performance on January 5, 2020. Though Broadway fans are sad to see Waitress go, what better way to go out than with McPhee’s powerful vocals and stage presence? Check out the pics, and then see her in the piping-hot hit! (Katharine takes over for American Idol 6 winner Jordin Sparks)Broadway.com

Fantasia talks new album ‘Sketchbook’ and her music ‘ministry’ – She says the “rock soul” idea came to her in 2012. You can hear it pop up on 2013’s “Side Effects of You” and 2016’s “The Definition Of …” along with flecks of jazz, blues and country. But even as a child, Fantasia found herself drawn to Aersomith, Queen and Prince as much as Michael Jackson, Patti LaBelle and Whitney Houston. “I was raised up on those groups,” Fantasia says. “I really, really loved them.” That same sort of genre-hopping was required by contestants on “Idol” and explains why Fantasia took to it so easily. – Read more at Houston Chronicle

‘DWTS’: Carrie Ann Inaba Says She ‘Went Home and Vomited’ After James Van Der Beek Elimination – During Tuesday’s The Talk, Inaba revealed that she “went home and vomited” after frontrunner James Van Der Beek and his pro partner, Emma Slater, were eliminated from the dance competition show. The judges unanimously saved the other bottom two couple, Ally Brooke and Sasha Farber, following a very emotional night for Van Der Beek, who revealed earlier in the show that his wife, Kimberly, miscarried over the weekend. The two were expecting their sixth child together. – Read more at Entertainment Tonight

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