Headlines: Laine Hardy Performs for the Troops, Lauren Alaina New Single

American Idol 2019 Winner Laine Hardy Performed for Middle East Troops – “It was an honor to visit US service members at Al Dhafra Air Base in Abu Dhabi,” Laine wrote on Twitter. “My band members & I greatly appreciate the sacrifices they make for our country & we’re thankful for everything we got to experience there. This will be a moment in my life that I will never forget!”

Is Benson Boone, 18, of Monroe the next ‘American Idol’ star? – Benson Boone didn’t know he could sing until he was a junior in high school. Now he’s 18 and on stage in front of Katy Perry. What’s up with that? Boone is in the opening rounds of Sunday’s season premiere of “American Idol.” The episode was recorded several months ago and airs at 8 p.m. on ABC. He can’t say what happens at the mercy of judging trio Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie. He either gets the boot or moves on to the next round. “It’s been hard for me not to tell the world,” said Boone, a 2020 graduate of Monroe High School, where as a senior he took sixth place in the state as a diver. – HeraldNet.com

Lauren Alaina is “Getting Over Him” — and finally learning to flirt – Lauren Alaina’s new single, “Getting Over Him,” may be a duet with her pal Jon Pardi, but she wrote it as a reaction to putting her last two boyfriends in the past. The American Idol runner-up dated and was briefly engaged to high school beau Alex Hopkins, before her relationship with comedian John Crist. After a lot of soul-searching, Lauren admits she relished opening up about her struggles on her latest EP, also titled Getting Over Him. “It’s one of my favorites,” she says of the song. “I think it’s so fun. It is so unlike anything I’ve ever done.” “I had this idea because after my two breakups,” she continues, “I had not been single — like really been single — since I was 17 years old. And I was like, ‘I just need a little flirty song about a boy in a bar, I think.'” – Read more at ABCNewsRadio

James Durbin’s 10 Favorite Rock + Metal TV Performances – Those who are familiar with me know that I came to prominence on 2011’s Season 10 of the reality singing competition show, American Idol, where I unabashedly waved the flag for metal and performed with the likes of Zakk Wylde and Judas Priest. In the 10 years since my fourth place finish, I’ve released four solo albums, multiple side projects and singles, performed alongside my heroes and am on the verge of releasing my latest album of classic heavy metal, The Beast Awakens, with my new band Durbin. So, let’s get this thing kicked off — and in no particular order because they’re all amazing! – Read more at Loudwire

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