Party with Hardy: Details released about American Idol winner’s homecoming concert – BATON ROUGE – After months of waiting, Louisiana native and “American Idol” winner Laine Hardy is coming home for a special concert this fall. The Laine Hardy Homecoming Bash is set for September 28 at North Park in Denham Springs. Tickets can be purchased online for $30 or at the gate for $50. VIP passes can be purchased here. Gates open at 11 a.m. and the show starts at 2 p.m. Special guests include LeRoux, Sara Collins, and Parish County Line. – Read more at WBRZ.com
Monday’s Good Morning America: The first two names of the Dancing with the Stars Cast Will Be Revealed Live
It will likely happen in the 8 am hour.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) August 2, 2019
Alejandro Aranda to Drop New Song on August 9
The American Idol runner-up will drop a song on August 9 as Scarypoolparty. Alejandro performed “Cholo Love” during the American Idol competition.
— Scarypoolparty (@scarypoolparty) August 2, 2019
Diana Degarmo Second Studio Album GEMINI Out Today! – Singer, songwriter, and actress from stage to screen Diana DeGarmo’s highly anticipated second studio album GEMINI is out today through Jimmy Buffett’s new music label, Cherry Bomb Records! Recorded in Los Angeles with her longtime pal, Dylan Glatthorn, GEMINI displays a fresh sound for the American sweetheart. It is Big Band Country, combining flavors of western swing, rock, blues, R&B, soul, and more; plus a lush, romantic ballad with Diana DeGarmo’s real-life husband, Ace Young. “If Dolly Parton and Bette Midler had a love child, she would be named GEMINI,” DeGarmo declares. Track 12, “I Do” is a duet withe her husband, American Idol season 5 alum, Ace Young – Read more at Broadway World
KELLY CLARKSON TO HOST “CLEAR THE SHELTERS” SPECIAL SHOW THAT CELEBRATES NBC AND TELEMUNDO STATIONS’ FIFTH ANNUAL PET ADOPTION CAMPAIGN – NEW YORK - (August 2, 2019) - NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, a division of NBCUniversal, today announced that Kelly Clarkson will host the special “Clear The Shelters” show that will air on NBC stations beginning August 23 (check local listings). The show will recap this year’s popular nationwide pet adoption campaign. Launching in July and culminating with Clear The Shelters day Saturday, August 17, more than 1,400 animal shelters/rescues in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, will reduce or waive pet adoption fees to help families and individuals adopt a pet. Visit cleartheshelters.com to access a list of participating shelters/rescues. Read more at NBCUmv.com
An American Idol Story: Laine Hardy – Episode 5 – Forming a band with my brother Kyle, playing live shows every weekend, and building my confidence each time… all in episode 5!
Interview – Scarypoolparty aka Alejandro Aranda Talks Nine Inch Nails, American Idol
INTERVIEW: The Voice Finalists Billy Gilman Talks To Us About New Music – As you got older, you fell away from country, can you tell us about that transition period? It was a very very dark period. I was so lost. Plus my voice was so held back. I couldn’t find the path that this voice needed to go down at the time. Very emotional time. Tell us a little bit about your journey on The Voice, how did that come about? They had asked if I would audition for a few seasons and I would always say no. I don’t want to do a reality show. Then I said, why not. This could THE best opportunity to just do what I wanted so badly to do which was simply let my voice soar. Sing the songs I wanted so badly the world to hear my take on. – Read more at Melodic Magazine
Bobby Bones on Hosting CMA Fest and Filling in for Ryan Seacrest on ‘American Idol’ – Ryan said I did fantastic and hit me up. I see him everywhere, and we talk all the time. He sent me a pair of shoes thanking me for filling in his shoes. By the way, really expensive shoes! Then we went about our business. I’m a professional. He’s a professional. He’s the best I’ve seen do what he does, as far as being a great host. I don’t think it was a passing of the torch on Idol. That will always be his show, but I think for a lot of the executives watching finally saw, “Hey, this guy can do this no problem.” We’re all given these shots, and it’s how we are able to capitalize. I said I wasn’t talking about shows with ABC right now somewhat based on that, I’d be lying. There is definitely some talking. – Read more at TVInsider