Headlines: Kelly Clarkson on Healing Divided US, Simon Cowell Keys to Vegas

Photos: Inside Look at Prima Theatre’s MURDER BALLAD, Starring AMERICAN IDOL’S Alyssa Wray – American Idol 2021 alum Alyssa Wray stars in Prima Theatre’s Murder Balla “The opening song issues a warning: by the end of the show, someone will be dead. With crime podcasts at the top of the heap, Prima Theatre’s upcoming musical thriller Murder Ballad hits the spot as a top experience for exciting Lancaster weekend plans. The cast features Alyssa Wray, a recent Top 9 Finalist on American Idol. “I’m just so excited to join the Prima family and tell this wild story!” says Alyssa, who plays the Narrator.” – Read more at Broadway World

Why Kelly Clarkson Thinks ‘American Song Contest’ Is the Right Show for a ‘Divided’ Country – Billboard talked with Kelly Clarkson during a virtual press conference to promote American Song Contest premiering Monday March 21 on NBC. She will co-host the live competition with Snoop Dogg. “We are so unfortunately divided and having (my) talk show and (hearing) all of these different human interest stories and having so many things going on – it’s been a very hard couple of years and now it’s getting more serious. Feeling like you are not isolated and that you are a part of something bigger than your everyday world is so important. That’s what this show is going to do for people. Everyone is being represented. It’s a really great concept in general but one that is very needed right now.” – Read more at Billboard

American Idol’s Mandisa Recalls Having Friends Stage an Intervention After Her ‘Deep Dark’ Period – People magazine posted an excerpt from American Idol season 5 alum Mandisa’s upcoming memoir Out of the Dark. She has a song of the same name coming out on March 18. She’ll appear on GMA Wednesday morning. “By the time the second movie ended, I had been inside that theater for over four hours. When I walked out into the parking lot, I noticed something strange about my red Toyota Solara. I squinted my eyes. The light speckles all over the car were yellow sticky notes! As I got closer, I was able to read what they said: We love you. We miss you. Come back to us. I later discovered that my friends had driven to several theaters in town until they found my car. They’d covered it with their sticky-note encouragements and then waited until the movie was over. They hadn’t expected me to watch two films!” Read more at People

Kameron Marlowe | My Opry Debut – Brad Paisley officially invited The Voice season 15 alum Kameron Marlowe to make his first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry. Here is his journey.

Simon Cowell wipes away tears as he’s handed the keys to Las Vegas after life-threatening bike crash – Simon Cowell was handed the keys to Las Vegas for his contribution to the city’s entertainment scene. Many alums of America’s Got Talent went on to headline shows in Vegas. Currently, America’s Got Talent has a residency at the Luxor featuring acts from the show. “Cowell was joined by close friend and fellow AGT judge Howie Mandel backstage at the venue. Visibly moved, Cowell joked: “So the year I decide to get married you give me the key to Las Vegas…great timing. “This is amazing by the way. Thank you so much. I would like to take this chance to say first of all this is amazing. – Read more and watch a clip at Sun

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