Headlines: Kris Allen Announces Fall Tour, Fantasia Brandy, Jazmine Collaboration

Kris Allen Announces Fall Tour

The American Idol season 8 winner is heading out on the road this fall.

Catie Turner releases debut album ahead of Philly show this Sunday – We first met Langhorne’s Catie Turner a year and a half ago as she chased her dream on American Idol. And what a journey this has been for the rising star from Bucks County! Catie has just released her first album and on Sunday, she’s coming home on tour. “It’s incredible. It’s amazing how time is flying and where my life is heading,” she said during a recent visit to Action News. – Read more at 6ABC.com

Gabby Barrett Dishes On Plans For Kids With Cade Foehner & Reveals If They’ve Set A Wedding Date
Of course, Gabby and Cade are still so young, but they’ve already started thinking about their future. “[Kids] will be a bit down the road. I would say quite a few years,” Gabby admitted. “I am hoping to make people happy and get some hits out there, and then look to having children. Music is first and foremost, and it is for [Cade], as well, so we are focusing on our careers and then we will plan on having a family later.” When it comes to her music, Gabby confirmed that she’s working on some “creative coolness,” including a cover of Miley Cyrus’ “The Climb,” as well as the release of her own new single “I Hope.” – Hollywood Life

American Idol’s Scotty McCreery Looks Back on His First Year of Marriage – It’s a very special weekend for American Idol winner Scotty McCreery who is celebrating his one-year wedding anniversary with Gabi Dugal McCreery. And while the country music singer has lots to celebrate professionally including his No. 1 single “This Is It,” his personal life isn’t too bad either. “We’re going to have a little spa day, chill day, relax by the pool and probably pop the same champagne we had on our wedding day,” Scotty shared with E! News exclusively ahead of the big day. “It’ll be a great, relaxing day.” – Read more at EOnline

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Fantasia Hints At New Music With Brandy And Jazmine Sullivan – It looks like Fantasia has some new music, and she is bringing Brandy and Jazmine Sullivan along for the ride. In a recent Instagram post, the American Idol winner hinted that she would be collaborating with the two women on her upcoming 7th album, “Sketchbook.” “So Thankful for you [Jazmine Sullivan] & [Brandy],” she wrote alongside an image of the three women. “This is an independent Album and we DID IT!!!” – Read more at Essence.com

Frenchie Davis: ‘As a Queer Black Woman, Shoutout to Our Sister, Marsha P. Johnson. God Rest Her Brave Soul’ – Broadway performer, and soul, dance/electronica, and pop singer; former contestant on American Idol. When/how did you first hear about the Stonewall Riots, and what did you make of it? I feel like I’d been hearing about Stonewall for my whole life, but I didn’t fully grasp all of it until my teens/early adulthood. What is their significance for you? It’s significant for me in a multitude of ways. Particularly as a queer black woman. Shoutout to our sister, Marsha P. Johnson. God rest her brave soul. – Read more at The Daily Beast

Beyond ‘American Idol’: Elise Testone Shares New Music And Insights From Her Journey – When it comes to making music and surviving in a competitive field, Testone’s commitment to creating and staying true to herself has never wavered. And she doesn’t shy away from discussing her challenges. “Well, I always would like to think that I knew a lot, but I think I did not,” says Testone about her pre-Idol naiveté. Recently shifting gears and moving from South Carolina to New York City, Testone says she wanted to challenge her own music-making. “The goal was to kind of get my butt kicked and start over from the ground up and what better place to do that than New York?” – Read more at Forbes.com

Adore Delano is the happiest “making trashy, awful music” – Young Adore’s resilience was put to a major test when she landed a spot on the seventh season of American Idol. Delano—then still professionally known as Noriega—garnered attention for his brassy personality and smart-alecky rapport with the judges. But behind the scenes, he received pushback from production about his sexuality and effeminate presentation. “I was very into makeup before the Idol days and then had to tone it down,” she explains. “They didn’t say, ‘You need to butch it up,’ but they told me I couldn’t sing female songs, and they told me I probably shouldn’t come out. I remember that conversation very vividly. For an 18-year-old kid, that was devastating.” – Read more at AltPress.com

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