Headlines: Kids Choice Go Remote, Kimberley Locke and JAX Join Forces

Kids’ Choice Awards Go Remote on Nickelodeon – Nickelodeon is going ahead with the Kids’ Choice Awards, making it the first remotely produced awards show to take place amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.The annual awards have a slightly amended title this year: Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together. They’re set to air May 2, six weeks after their initially scheduled date of March 22. Victoria Justice will host, and during the show Nickelodeon will present a $1 million donation to No Kid Hungry in support of people affected by the pandemic. And yes, Nick is promising there will be slime. – Read more at Hollywood Reporter.com

Idols for Ann’s Place – because cancer doesn’t follow social distancing – American Idol Season Two Finalist, Kimberley Locke, will be joined by American Idol Season 14 Finalist, JAX, for coffee and conversation about JAX’s Thyroid Cancer treatment and survivorship, in a LIVE online broadcast. Attendees will be encouraged to donate to Ann’s Place during this virtual event and will be given the opportunity to fundraise for Ann’s Place if they choose to do so. Donations can also be made by texting annsplace to 56651. – Read ,ore at hamlethhub.com

American Idol 8 finalist Jasmine Murray featured in NFL Draft promo – Thursday is the NFL Draft, the biggest sporting event to happen since games and seasons were canceled over coronavirus concerns. The voice behind ABC’s Draft coverage promo is former Miss Mississippi Jasmine Murray. She said she found out over the weekend that her song “Champion” was being used for the promo. “Everything just happened, so I’m still kind of jumping up and down on the inside,” Murray said. Murray said she and her team recently started writing and recording music specifically for use in TV and film. “It’s been exciting to explore this different side and still be creative, working on music,” Murray said. – Read more at WAPT.com

‘American Idol’: Nashville’s Grace Leer among finalists singing from home during pandemic – In an unprecedented move, “Idol” is finishing out the season through the COVID-19 pandemic — by having contestants perform remotely from home, starting Sunday. Host Ryan Seacrest, judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie and mentor Bobby Bones will provide feedback via video chat. “I’m approaching it the same exact way that I would approach any other show,” Leer tells The Tennessean. “Instead of a giant camera and big stage, it’s an iPhone camera, but there’s still going to be millions of people watching, and I need to give it everything as if I was up on stage.” – Read more at Tennessean.com

Faith Becnel on “dream come true” American Idol journey

Adam Lambert Dishes on His First Full-Length Studio Album in Five Years During HappE! Hour – The tour is aptly named after his most recent album Velvet, which dropped right when “things started to get crazy with coronavirus,” Adam said. “We thought, people need music right now. They need a little escape,” Adam told Scott. “And I think Velvet is a great album to kind of, for 45 minutes or whatever, make yourself a drink, put on a weird outfit and some glitter, and just have some fun.” That’s not to say he wasn’t just a tad frustrated with the timing of everything. When Scott asked what he thinks people will say about the album years into the future, Adam responded, “I don’t know. I think you could say, ‘He worked on it for four years to make sure that it was great, released song by song slowly to keep his fans anticipating what was next…and then, the COVID virus hit!'” – Read more at EOnline

Kelly Clarkson’s Adorable Family Wish Her a Happy Birthday

Chatting with Laine Hardy: ‘American Idol’ Season 17 winner – He listed Laci Kaye Booth and Harper Grace as his dream female collaboration choices in music. On the title of the current chapter of his life, he said, “Unpredictable.” For young and aspiring singer-songwriters, he said, “If you ever go to Nashville, go to a songwriting session and don’t overthink. Write your ideas down and have fun with it. Songwriting is from the heart and you need to dig deep down there and let those feelings out since that’s what makes a song a song.” – Read more at DigitalJournal.com

Singing a Happy Tune With Haley Reinhart

Madeline Merlo Gives Update on Lady A Plans for Her Songland Track – “I’ve been spinning around and crying all day,” shared the elated singer-songwriter and recent winner of NBC’s Songland, Madeline Merlo. This Canadian country singer-songwriter has had a very top-heavy 2020. When we spoke with her, Merlo had just received word that Lady Antebellum would be taking her song, “Champagne Night” to radio this week. Written with country music’s master songwriter, Shane McAnally, the dynamic single toppled all-genre iTunes charts following the air date on April 13. “As a songwriter, that is the absolute goal,” explained Merlo in response to the news. “To have your single go to radio with an artist like Lady A, I just can’t believe this is happening to me.” – Read more at AmericanSongwriter.com

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