Headlines: Masked Singer More Guest Panelists, Alyssa Wray Hopes 19R Signs Her

‘The Masked Singer’ Reveals Final Season 5 Guest Panelists, Including Season 4 Winner LeAnn Rimes – When “The Masked Singer” returns next week on May 12, the quarter finals will feature comedian Rob Riggle (“Holey Moley”) as a guest panelist, alongside regular panelists Nicole Scherzinger, Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg and Robin Thicke. The following week, on May 19, the semi-finals will feature guest panelist Darius Rucker — that’s right, the Hootie and the Blowfish singer will join in on the guessing game. Also in that episode, the show’s mysterious “Cluedle-Doo” will be revealed. – Read more at The Masked Singer

Chris Martin Shares What COVID, Quarantine Taught Him: ‘Was Quite Humbling’ – Chris talks about mentoring the American Idol top 7 who will be performing the Coldplay songbook on Sunday. That starts at about the 10:40 mark. He likes working with young people. “I definitely would have never made it on one of those shows.” Also, he claims if he was 19 now, he’d audition. (He mega-mentored on The Voice a few seasons ago.) – Read more at OnAirWithRyanSeacrest

‘Idol is a stepping stone’ Alyssa Wray looks back on American Idol, talks what’s next – “It was more just that I had to leave this environment that I just have grown to love and had grown so accustomed to,” she said. “Artists need fellow artists in an everyday environment to really, truly thrive, and that’s what I had built.” Now, she feels better about the fact she didn’t advance and wants to get back to work, since she had grown accustomed to working every day in Los Angeles when she was on the show. Wray does have plans to stay in touch with several of the contestants from this season of American Idol. She said she made a “top 10 swear” among the top 10 contestants that they’ll get a Hollywood mansion together one day. Wray hopes to be signed with 19 Recordings, which can sign contestants of American Idol when seasons come to a close. Top 10 candidates have a lot of opportunities, she said. – Read more at AMNews.com

CAM ANTHONY, ‘THE VOICE’ FRONT RUNNER HAS DEEP TIES TO DETROIT – “I really Love the relationship I have with Toya and Danny,” said Cam. “They are more than managers, they are like family. We have worked closely over the years and they understand my goals and musical aspirations. I know they genuinely want me to be successful as a business person and artist. And I am certain their years of experiences in the business and guidance will help me get there .” Cam, a native of Philadelphia, spends considerable time in Detroit and has worked with a number of entertainment professionals based in the city, including a vocal coach, a photographer and music producers in the city. The singer has also performed in Detroit on several occasions, including once at the Ford International Freedom Festival; an opening event for the “Motown The Musical” at the Fisher Theater; and several times at the Aretha Franklin Amphitheater, including one performance opening for KEM. – Read more at EINPresswire

Cassadee Pope Blazes New Path in ‘What the Stars See’ With Karen Fairchild, Lindsay Ell
Cassadee Pope Blazes New Path in ‘What the Stars See’ With Karen Fairchild, Lindsay Ell [EXCLUSIVE]
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Cassadee Pope is back with new music, this time featuring two of her closest friends. The song, “What the Stars See,” features both Little Big Town‘s Karen Fairchild, and Lindsay Ell on the infectious new track. Written by Pople, along with Jake Rose and Lindsey Rimes, the idea for the song was inspired by a conversation Pope had with her longtime boyfriend, Sam Palladio.

“Last year I wrote a lot, all of it on Zoom and my first Zoom writing session was the one where I wrote ‘What the Stars See,’” Pope tells Everything Nash. “The night before the session, I was outside with Sam and just looking up at the stars. It was a very starry night. And I just remember thinking, ‘Gosh, their perspective is crazy. They can see everybody, and see what everybody’s doing in their most private, intimate moments.’ “I was thinking how awesome would it have been to have been able to see what my exes were doing when we first broke up, and see if they were crying over me or just over me,” she continues. “And then it made me think about anybody that you’re not in contact with any more that you wish you could know what they were thinking and doing.” – Read more at Everything Nash

American Idol Alum Laine Hardy | Morning Blend

Kat McPhee interview – “I’m always looking for a way to merge music and acting together,” said McPhee. “When I read the script, I felt it was a really different type of character from what I’ve played before. And singing country has always been a little secret of mine. I had never pursued the country path myself but I love to sing in that style.” Will “Country Comfort” come back for a second season? McPhee has no idea and unlike broadcast TV, there are no ratings to look at. “Netflix,” she said, “is cryptic.” – Read more at AJC.com

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