Headlines: Lauren Alaina on The Talk, AGT Choir Nabs Reality Series

LAUREN ALAINA TO PERFORM ON “THE TALK” ON FRIDAY – Platinum-selling No. 1 singer-songwriter Lauren Alaina will appear and perform “Run,” from her new Getting Over Him EP, on The Talk this Friday, October 16th on the CBS Television Network. Check local listings for times. The Georgia native will perform on the Grand Ole Opry for their 4,947th consecutive Saturday night broadcast on October 24 for “Opry Goes Pink”: The Opry’s 12th Annual Show Marking the Fight Against Breast Cancer show. The Opry will be live on Circle and other TV affiliates in addition to a companion live stream on Circle All Access Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. The Opry can also be heard on 650 WSM-AM, wsmonline.com, and SiriusXM. – Read more at UMGNashville.com

Ace Young, Diana DeGarmo and More Announced for HALLOWEEN IS NOT CANCELLED Hosted by Anthony Veneziale – The Actors Fund has announced Halloween is NOT Cancelled, a one-night-only online Halloween benefit. Hosted by Freestyle Love Supreme conceiver and co-creator Anthony Veneziale, with a special appearance by Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, this stream will celebrate all the things you love about Halloween: costumes, make up and spooky treats, as well as tricks, treats and surprise guests. The terrifyingly tantalizing event will be available to stream via the Britesiders platform on Wednesday, October 28 at 8 pm ET. For updates, visit actorsfund.org/HINC. – Read more at BroadwayWorld.com

‘AGT’ Runners-Up Detroit Youth Choir To Be Subject Of Scripted & Non-Scripted Series From Blumhouse Television, Michael Seitzman & Campfire – The Detroit Youth Choir captivated audiences on season 14 of America’s Got Talent – eventually coming runners-up on the 2019 show. The group are now to be the subject of both scripted and non-scripted television series in development with Blumhouse Television, Code Black creator Michael Seitzman and The Innocent Man producer Campfire. The choir includes kids from Detroit aged between 8 and 18 and is led by Artistic Director Anthony White and Music Director Donnell Mosley. After AGT, the group was gifted $1M from the City of Detroit and their performance of Glory, co-written by John Legend, Common and Rhymefest, became one of the anthems of a summer dominated by a call for social change. – Read more at Deadline

‘The Voice’ coaches explain how this season will look a little different – TODAY’s Carson Daly, who also hosts “The Voice,” sat down with Stefani, Shelton and fellow coaches John Legend and Kelly Clarkson to get a preview of how the new socially distant season back at Universal Studios Hollywood in California will work when the singing competition premieres on Oct. 19 on NBC. – Today.com

Kelly Clarkson ‘Liked’ Filming The Voice Remotely Last Season: ‘I Got to Ride a 4-Wheeler to Work’ – Kelly Clarkson couldn’t have been happier to reunite with her fellow Voice coaches John Legend, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani when the show got the go-ahead to resume in-person production for season 19 — but, she admits, there are some things she’ll miss about filming remotely. “I’m going to be honest,” the star, 38, tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue, on newsstands Friday. “I liked the live shows last season because I got to ride a four-wheeler to work, and then I got to drink wine in a tiny little room where someone was watching my children. So it was kind of awesome.” – Read more at People.com

Adam Lambert Jokes About the Secret to His Smokey Eye, Plus: He Talks New Queen Album

‘Idol’ Champion Laine Hardy Talks New Music, Zoom Co-Writes – “Idol taught me a lot in a short amount of time. If you didn’t learn fast and soak everything up, you get lost,” he said of his time on the hit singing competition. “They looked out for all the contestants and I felt they wanted the best for every contestant.” Though the COVID-19 pandemic largely halted touring for the time being, Hardy has continued focusing on creating new music. “I’ve seen some people start to slowly get back to songwriting in-person. I’m not a big fan of the Zoom co-writes,” he admits. “I think it feels more authentic to do it in-person. I’ve been saving up a lot of song ideas for [in-person sessions].” – Read more at Music Row

Pa. American Idol contestant sings to Camp Hill teens during pop up show – So Knight put the word out on social media and his website, asking fans who might want their own front-yard show. That’s when Camp Hill sophomore Claire Brosius made her move, sending him a message to ask if he would stop at her home. On Sunday, she found out she was one of the lucky winners. “I thought maybe there was a slight chance I could get him to come here,” Brosius said. As a big ‘American Idol’ fan, she said she loved Knight’s singing since his audition and had hoped to see him on the ‘American Idol’ tour. When that got canceled she was disappointed but in the end, she might have gotten something much better. – Read more at PennLive.com

LaToya London interview: “It will allow people to get to know me in a way that they haven’t known before” – LaToya is back on the music front with her new single, ‘Forever’, and so CelebMix hopped on a call for a catch-up. ‘Forever’ was produced by David P. Stephens and written with David and Kween. Was this a working relationship that had already been established? We did a jazz track back in August last year, and it did really well in the jazz market – it was on the Jazz Billboard charts for seven weeks. Something that I have been doing, period, is writing songs for other artists and that’s something that David and I have always collaborated on, and so I would say that this relationship started over a year ago, with our first song being last year’s ‘For Me’. Kween and I have been friends and working together for a good twenty years and we’re both from the same area. It was just natural that he came in on ‘Forever’ too. – Read more at CelebMix.com

Ally Brooke Gets Real About Fifth Harmony, Almost Quitting ‘Dancing With the Stars’ and More in Memoir – Her ‘X Factor’ Audition Was Heavily Edited – Brooke will never forget watching her first TV appearance — for all the wrong reasons. “After the music stopped, the camera cut to the judges, and Simon [Cowell] looked annoyed. Other judges made cringing faces at me. The producers cut to people in the audience laughing,” she recalls. “The camera cut back to me as I sang, but the magic was shattered. Simon appeared even more irritated. This version of events was nothing, and I mean nothing, like what I’d experienced in real life.” – Read more at US Magazine

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