Addison Agen getting ready for final “Voice” competition – We spoke with Addison Thursday night to see what she’s been up to since making it to the finals. “I just got done recording the iTunes for my solo song, and it’s coming along really, really well. It’s definitely going to be a new style kind of to finish it out. But the lyrics in this song are just so incredible. I just couldn’t pass it up,” she said. Addison couldn’t tell us what song she was debuting on the finale. Throughout the live shows, she’s sung songs by Joni Mitchell, Sara Bareilles and Britney Spears. – Read more at WTHR
The Voice’s Red Marlow on Making it to the Finale, the Prize Money, Who’s on His Wish List and More – “I have everything laid out how I want to do it and the songs I want to sing,” the 40-year-old from Dickson, Tenn. told Parade.com about next week’s finale. “I am 100 percent ready to go on the next round. We do three songs. I have the original song and the other two picked out as well.” The original song that Marlow will perform is one he wrote himself, having been a songwriter for 15 years. – Read more at Parade
Lee DeWyze ‘Breakdown’ Headed to Shameless
American Idol season 9 winner Lee DeWyze new song “Breakdown” will be in the Jan 21 episode of Shameless on Showtime.
— Lee DeWyze (@LeeDeWyze) December 15, 2017
A Mole Was Leaking Details of Luke Bryan’s ‘American Idol’ Deal Before It Was Public – During an interview with Big 95.5 in Chicago, Bryan shares that an internal mole was leaking details about his deal before anything was made public. When the singer appeared on the radio show earlier in 2017, the interview was cut short after one of the hosts asked him about signing on to Idol merely 30 minutes after he hung up a phone call confirming the deal, which he wasn’t allowed to talk about at the time. “We were trying to get all the contracts and stuff handled, and we knew we were going to do it, but we were having trouble with like an internal mole that kept leaking out info,” he explains of the unknown source that kept revealing classified information to the media without Bryan or his team’s permission. “We would negotiate the deal and it would be like … it’d be gossip everywhere with all my deal points and such. So it was kind of crazy.” – Read more at Taste of Country
Why Don’t We: What to Know About the Hot New Boy Band – “Our dreams are coming true right now,” Daniel Seavey, 18, tells PEOPLE. Seavey, along with his bandmates Jack Avery, 18; Corbyn Besson, 19; Zach Herron, 16; Jonah Marais, 19; have brought the boy band into 2017 with flashy stage sets, a trendy look and a dominant social media following (22 million Instagram fans and counting!). But they don’t forget about the choreography and harmonized vocals that have become their hallmark. – Read more at People
Interview, photos and video: Darci Lynne Farmer talks post-‘America’s Got Talent’ plans before this weekend’s OKC homecoming shows – “Winning was crazy, but I just feel so good that all those people out there were cheering for me and voted for me to win,” Darci said last week from her home in Oklahoma City, where she and her mom squeezed in a phone interview before the seventh-grader had to do her homework. The Oklahoma native, who turned 13 in October, less than a month after winning “America’s Got Talent,” consistently wowed the judges, the studio audience and the internet with her remarkable performances as a singing ventriloquist on the smash summer series. She and her puppet pals will play four hometown shows Saturday and Sunday at The Criterion before they embark next month on her first theater tour. – Read more at