The Voice 10 winner Alisan Porter Teases big news
TOMORROW TOMORROW BIG NEWS COMES TOMORROW, it’s only a day away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
— Alisan Porter (@alisanporter) April 20, 2017
“The Voice” Finalist Joins Cast of “Letter to Me” at Capitol Theatre – The musical incorporating the music of country music superstar and Ohio Valley native Brad Paisley is getting a Nashville upgrade. Mary Sarah, a top five finalist from season 10 of “The Voice” has joined the cast of “Letter to Me.” She’ll be playing Cassie Jo Campbell, an established country music singer, in the September production debuting at the Capitol Theatre (Wheeling West Virginia). Via WTRF
Billy Gilman, Kree Harrison to perform at Concert for Love & Acceptance
Trent Harmon may perform at this event as well.
— Ty Herndon (@TyHerndoncom) April 20, 2017
American Idol 9 alum Katie Stevens Stars in Freeform’s The Bold Type
Katie Stevens stars in Freeform’s new TV show The Bold Type, which centers on young strivers working at a lifestyle magazine in New York City. Katie starred for three seasons on MTV’s Faking It.
Watch the trailer.
— The Bold Type (@TheBoldTypeTV) April 19, 2017
Jennifer Hudson covers Whitney Houston at raucous Tribeca opening – Jennifer Hudson paid tribute to both Whitney Houston and Leonard Cohen during Wednesday’s lively opening night of the Tribeca Film Festival. Hudson joined fellow performers Barry Manilow, Earth, Wind & Fire, Dionne Warwick, Carly Simon, and Aretha Franklin on stage at New York’s Radio City Music Hall following the world premiere of the Clive Davis documentary, The Soundtrack of Our Lives, which tracks the music legend’s life from his upbringing in Brooklyn, New York, to becoming one of the most powerful and influential record executives in history. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly
Vocal Coaches Peisha McPhee and Michael Orland Reach Out to Broadway Theatre Project Students – Internationally-known voice coaches Peisha McPhee and Michael Orland have a message for prospective Broadway Theatre Project (BTP) students to encourage them to apply for the summer institute where they will be teaching this summer. The Broadway Theatre Project will be held July 9 – 30, 2017 at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. Student housing and meals are provided. Apprentices must be at least 16 – exceptions will be considered on an individual basis. To apply, visit www.broadwaytheatreproject.com. – Read more at Broadway World
Nicolle Galyon’s Journey From ‘Voice’ Contestant to Hit Songwriter, Producer, Creative Rights Advocate – Five years ago, songwriter Nicolle Galyon appeared as a contestant on NBC’s The Voice, chasing something that, it turns out, she never really wanted. Looking back on that time, she says, “The Voice had nothing to do with songwriting, but everything to do with my songwriting career.” While she only lasted a short while on coach Adam Levine’s team before being eliminated from the show, the experience had a lasting impact on her life in several significant ways. First, she befriended fellow contestant RaeLynn and went on to co-write and co-produce the young singer’s first full-length album, WildHorse, which debuted on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart at No. 1 for the week ending March 30. Second, she got to know Miranda Lambert, who was then married to The Voice coach (and RaeLynn’s mentor) Blake Shelton. – Read more at Billboard.com
More Outnumber Hunger from Trent Harmon
— Trent Harmon (@trentharmon) April 20, 2017
‘Dancing With The Stars’: Simone Biles On ‘Finding Her Voice’ During ‘Moana’ Dance
Big Machine CEO Scott Borchetta Developing Singing Competition Series – Big Machine Label Group president and CEO Scott Borchetta has unveiled plans for a TV singing competition series to be co-produced with Canada’s Bell Media. The record label exec who discovered Taylor Swift has teamed with the Canadian broadcaster to co-produce The Launch, a six-part talent search series for CTV. Developed as an international reality TV singing competition franchise, The Launch will see a group of unsigned musicians mentored in the creation of original songs by a panel of veteran hit makers, including Borchetta. – Read more at the Hollywood Reporter