Headlines: Mel B Hospitalized, Normani and Lauren Congratulate Camila

American Idol Hollywood Week Continues at the Orpheum in Los Angeles

Houston’s Sarah Grace is bringing blues to ‘The Voice’ semifinals – Your rendition of “Amazing Grace” secured your place in the semifinals and was this season’s first real moment. How did that come together? It’s one of the original songs that got me into the blues. When I heard this song, I was like, “The blues is so much more than what I think it is.” (This version) was originally done by the Blind Boys of Alabama. “Amazing Grace,” if you know the history of it, it’s about a slave owner who one morning woke up and realized that slavery was wrong. It’s a song about redemption. “House of the Rising Sun” is about a life gone wrong in New Orleans. Putting those together, it just brings “Amazing Grace” back to its roots, I think. It was just a really genius pairing. I’ve been wanting to perform it on the show for awhile. I’ve been pushing for it since blinds. – Read more at Chron.com

UCR Interview- David Archuleta – So I worked with mainly two arrangers in picking songs. One of them in Nashville named Cason Cooley and another one in Utah, John Hancock who I worked with on my first Christmas album. We looked at a list of Christmas songs and I just weeded them out thinking “Well this would be fun but can I come up with a cool arrangement of it, and will it work with the other songs on the album. So the songs that remained on the short list ended up on the album. – Read more at UtahConcertReview

Adam Wakefield is more than just a voice: New album Gods and Ghosts shows his fervent devotion to the lyrics – In that same vein it seems Average Joe’s maybe more than any other label we can think of, let’s their artists have the ability to be who they are and make the music they want to make. Tell us about this process compared to making other projects in the past. They’ve been so great. They trust me implicitly with the music side of things. When people are truly invested in your talent they trust you to produce the best thing you can. The music I put out before Gods and Ghosts was good but song choice and production was somewhat under scrutiny of my team at the time. I started recording this under the radar first so when I brought it to Average Joe’s it already had a direction. I told them I thought it was the best music I’ve got and they trusted me. – Read more at Raised Rowdy.com

Normani and Lauren Jauregui Congratulate Camila Cabello on Her Grammy Nominations – On Friday, the nominations for the 2019 Grammys were announced. Camila received two nods, for “Best Pop Solo Performance” for “Havana” and Best Pop Vocal Album for her debut album, Camila. “I’m super proud of her. I’m grateful that she got into a place in her career where she’s happy and she doing what she wants to do,” Lauren shared with E! News exclusively at Z100’s Jingle Ball presented by Capital One at Madison Square Garden. “It’s amazing that she got nominated.” As for Normani, who performed with Khalid at the sold-out concert, she said she would absolutely congratulate the Grammy nominated star. – See the Video at EOnline

Mel B Says She Was Hospitalized With Two Broken Ribs and a Severed Hand – According to Mel, she suffered two broken ribs and a severed right hand. Though Scary Spice didn’t reveal how the injuries occurred, she thanked both the hospital staff and her fans for their support as she heals. “Thank you to all the wonderful nurses [doctors] and my amazing surgeon for the care and expertise given to me here at the hospital I’ve been staying at, suffering 2 broken ribs a severed right hand,” Mel wrote. “[From] needing [emergency] care, to having had to have over a 3 [hour] surgery to repair the damage hence the purple sling.” – Read more at Entertainment Tonight

CBS Sells Television City Production Studio – CBS sold its venerable Television City production facility, one of Hollywood’s most storied production studios, in a deal the company says will give it more flexibility to invest in content for digital audiences. CBS said Monday it signed a definitive agreement to sell the sound stages and studios that have hosted programs ranging from “All in the Family” to “The Late Late Show with James Corden” for more than half a century to Los Angeles real estate developer Hackman Capital Partners for $750 million. Under terms of the agreement, As part of Hackman Capital will also have the rights to use the Television City trademark in connection with its operations on the property. – Read more at Variety.com

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