Kelly Clarkson will sing national anthem at Indianapolis 500 – Three-time Grammy Award winner Kelly Clarkson will sing the national anthem at this month’s Indianapolis 500. It’s the second time she has performed at the world’s largest single-day sporting event. But May 27 will mark her first solo act at IndyCar’s biggest race. Clarkson sang with Seal and was accompanied by David Foster on piano before the 2011 race. – Read more at IndyStar
Sierra Boggess, Matt Doyle, More Set for Lab Presentation of Broadway-Bound The Secret Garden – Taking part in the lab, presented May 19–June 8, will be Sierra Boggess (School of Rock, The Phantom of the Opera) as Lily, Matt Doyle (Spring Awakening, The Book of Mormon) as Albert, Drew Gehling (Waitress, the upcoming Dave) as Neville, Clifton Duncan (The Play That Goes Wrong, the upcoming Carmen Jones) as Archibald, Amber Iman (Shuffle Along, Hamilton tour) as Martha, Adam Chanler-Berat (Saint Joan, Amélie) as Dickon, Brooklyn Shuck (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Matilda) as Mary, Cameron Mann as Colin, Sally Ann Triplett (Off-Broadway’s Sweeney Todd, Finding Neverland) as Medlock, Tony winner Jim Norton (The Seafarer, The Crucible), as Ben, American Idol’s Anoop Desai as Fakir, and Kuhoo Verma (The Big Sick) as Ayah. – Read more at Playbill
‘American Idol’: Gabby Barrett Reveals Her Biggest Competition in the Top 5 – The country/soul singer names who she thinks she has to beat to win. Plus, what she’ll ask her mentor, Carrie Underwood, next week.- See the Video at Entertainment Tonight
Gabby Barrett’s American Idol Carrie Underwood Connection – “I can’t just walk in and be like, ‘Hey, what’s up?,” she shares. “You look at these people like they’re not even human beings, so when I get to see her in person — somebody that I truly, truly, truly look up to with all my heart and soul — I’m going to be real excited. I have no clue what I’m going to say to her. I’m going to be like, ‘I love you so much.’ We’ll see how it goes.” – Read more at Parade
‘American Idol’: Cade Foehner on Taking Critiques and Meeting Katy Perry’s Parents – The resident rocker finally met his fans, Katy Perry’s mom and dad! Plus, how he plans to put a rock spin on Carrie Underwood’s country songs when she mentors the top five. – Watch the Video at Entertainment Tonight
Kelly Clarkson “Terrified” to Host Billboard Awards: “I’m Not a Comedian!” – “I think I’m so terrified and nervous that … I’m so past ‘What the hell am I doing hosting an awards show?’ that I’m down,” she joked. “We’re trying to navigate it to where its like — I’m not a comedian because even if I had jokes, I can’t make fun of artists that I work with or am possibly going to work with — so I can’t do that thing so we will see. It’s either going to be fun or funny to laugh at so either way it’ll be entertaining.” – Listen at OnAirWithRyanSeacrest
Adam Lambert Chats About His Las Vegas Residency With Queen
Adam has an animated feature film coming up, and some TV acting. He can’t divulge the details yet.