Headlines: Laci Kaye Booth Concert Tour, Ryan Seacrest, Julianne Hough Still Friends

Laci Kaye Booth Begins Plotting Concert Tour

American Idol alum Laci Kaye Booth announced tour dates. She’ll be out on the road promoting her self-titled EP on Big Machine Records. “Y’all have been asking when I’m playing shows….so here y’all go. I’m excited to play all over the world.. & to join artists like @MidlandOfficial and @JordanCWDavis and so many more. This is just the first batch…more to come,” she wrote on social media.

Kenedi Anderson auditions for American Idol – The Crozet, Virginia teen nabbed the Platinum Ticket in Los Angeles on last night’s episode. “She credits her childhood in Louisiana for her strong background in country music, but says her sound has changed over the years.” according to WRIC. “I would sing a lot of old Taylor Swift music,” the teen explained. “I was absolutely obsessed with her. But I think that as I’ve grown up, I’ve developed kind of my own style and I’ve gotten more into pop and writing my own music and also soul.” The teen plays piano and guitar, and says the big dream is sold out stadiums and an album. “I just want to pursue a career in music,” she said. “That’s all I’ve ever wanted. I want to be able to go on tour one day. I want to be able to sell my own music. Keep writing music. Collab with other artists. I want a career in this so badly.” – Read more at WRIC.com

American Idol contestant Leah Marlene from Central Illinois impresses judges – Leah’s audition was previewed earlier this week. She told ABC7 about her Idol audience experience: “When I opened the door, I was just ready to party. I was like, this is fun, I’m just gonna have fun and enjoy this,” Marlene said. “Man, I’ve been watching the show since I came out of the womb, pretty much, I’ve loved the show forever… When I went into the audition, I felt like I’m doing that for my people who have been there since day one, I just hope that I make them proud,” Marlene said. – Read more at ABC7

Delaware County native Luke Taylor with uniquely deep voice auditions for American Idol – American Idol asked Luke to audition after he blew up on Tik Tok. He did a duet with Season 10 singer Casey Abrams a little while ago on the platform. “In January 2021, he posted a version of a sea shanty song and it instantly made him a Tik Tok star. We featured him on our “Big Talkers” segment on Action News at 4 p.m. From there, his fans kept telling Taylor that he should audition for American Idol. ‘Then I got a call from American Idol to see if I would be interested in auditioning,’ Taylor said. ‘It’s not really an opportunity that you can pass up’.” – Read more at 6ABC.com

ARETHA FRANKLIN GRANDDAUGHTER AGREES WITH ‘AI’ JUDGES … But Has No Plans To Return – After her American Idol audition aired last Sunday, Aretha Franklin’s granddaughter Grace spoke with TMZ. Grace — joined by her dad and Aretha’s son, Kecalf — tells TMZ … in the moment of being rejected from going to Hollywood, she was pretty disappointed … but it was the words of judge Lionel Richie that made her realize there’s a silver lining to all of this. Judge Lionel mentioned he didn’t want her to stumble too early in her career — something she’s noticed happens to some younger singers. She took his words to heart, coming from a place of love and concern. Grace says, “I’m a good artist, I know that, but I do know I need to work on some things.” However, Grace says auditioning for ‘Idol’ in the future isn’t likely … telling us she’d rather try to release some music while working on her voice. – More at TMZ

Delaney Renee On Going From Viral TikTok To ‘American Idol’ – The “Singing Babysitter” Delaney Renee chats with Ryan Seacrest about her Idol audition.

Where is former ‘American Idol’ contestant Grace Kinstler? – Mass Live caught up with American Idol 19 3rd place finisher, Grace Kinstler. She is in Los Angeles right now working on an album. ““To have that happen, and then the next year ‘Idol’ happens, and then I get to move to LA,” she said, adding that her album is being used as a way “to show the journey that I’ve been on and all the things that I’ve learned throughout these past two years.” Although she didn’t share a specific date with Mass Live, Grace is planning on releasing an EP or album soon. – Read more at Mass Live

Derek and Julianne Hough Talk ‘Step Into… The Movies’ ABC Special & More – Derek & Julianne chat with Ryan Seacrest about their upcoming Oscar special. Ryan and Julianne used to date. The two insist they have remained friends, and the interview isn’t AWKWARD at all.

Jimmie Allen chats with Ellen Guest Host Mickey Guyton – The American Idol alum was surprised that he made it far on Dancing with the Stars last fall.

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