Paula Abdul Will Close Out The 2019 Billboard Music Awards With 6-Minute Medley! – Access can exclusively reveal the legendary pop singer will close out the award show on May 1 with a six-minute medley of her greatest hits, including “Straight Up,” “Opposites Attract” and “Cold Hearted.” Paula rehearsed yesterday in Las Vegas and she is continuing to prepare in Los Angeles before Wednesday night. Her routine is so heavy on choreography that they had to bring in a stunt supervisor. This will be the 56-year-old’s first award show performance since the 1990 American Music Awards. – Read more at Access
American Idol 2018 alum Gabby Barrett will perform on Next Week’s American Idol
She’ll sing her latest single, “I Hope.” American Idol alum and CCM star Lauren Daigle will mentor the contestants.
— Gabby Barrett (@GabbyBarrett_) April 30, 2019
‘American Idol’ Judges Explain Their Decision to Not Save a Contestant Just Yet – “America is paying attention because they’re getting it right,” said Richie. “We’re only going to use that save if there is life and death on our part. But so far they’ve been right.” Bryan added, “I love the opportunity of us having it. It’s a creative way to keep us in the mix even more. We have that little stressful moment at the end of the show to make a big decision.” “I think we’ve been doing it right,” Perry offered. “We’ve saved as many people in a lot of [different] ways as we could. Every week the drama gets a little bit more about, ‘What? You’re not going to use it?'” – Read more at Billboard
American Idol season 13 winner, Caleb Johnson Queen + Adam Lambert special cameo
That’s Caleb in the mirror!
Who watched @officialqueenmusic @adamlambert documentary on ABC tonight ? What an amazing and inspiring story ! Last year I got to hang with them in Vegas during their Crown Jewels residency I’m in the mirror in the vid.I got to hang w my favorite band of all time WTF ? pic.twitter.com/rOo1ChiocY
— Caleb Perry Johnson (@CalebJohnson) April 30, 2019
Kelly Clarkson on ignoring haters, ‘UglyDolls’ and the college admissions scandal – “I literally have this conversation with my husband and my assistant all the time. I’m like, should I be less confident? Should I worry about this?” Clarkson says. “Here’s the reason: I think once we let our ego go, (we) just get over the fact that everybody’s not going to like us – and that’s OK. “Because there will be people who do dig it. And even if they don’t, do you? You get one life. Who the hell cares what everyone else thinks?” – Read more at USA Today
Kelly Clarkson Talks Hosting the 2019 BBMAs, Starting a Fake Feud & More – You opened the 2018 ceremony with a show-stopping medley of covers. How do you top that? Kelly Clarkson: The ideas keep changing! Because last year went so well, it’s easy to overthink it. We feel like we should do the same vibe, but a little different. Honestly, I just want to make sure the people I’m covering, whether it’s Cardi B or Post Malone or Lady Gaga, are in the audience. Other than that, I have no pride! – Read more at TVInsider
Carrie Underwood Rehearses With Pyro
Another backstage peek at Carrie Underwood’s Cry Pretty tour
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) April 30, 2019
Carrie Underwood lifting up women on new Cry Pretty Tour 360 – When Carrie Underwood was plotting out her upcoming Cry Pretty Tour 360, she realized she had selected an all-female lineup with opening acts Maddie & Tae and Runaway June. “I feel like it’s been a really great time for women to kind of come together and be like, ‘Let’s support each other. We’re all in this together. Let’s be all in this together,'” Underwood said. – Read more at SFGate.com
Video: Blake Shelton and The Swon Brothers appear on ‘Pickler & Ben’ from new Ole Red Gatlinburg in Tennessee – Tishomingo resident and country music superstar Blake Shelton made an appearance today on the Daytime Emmy-nominated syndicated talk show “Pickler & Ben.”The show’s hosts – country singer Kellie Pickler and media personality Ben Aaron – traveled to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, where as previously reported, Shelton has been celebrating the opening of his newest Ole Red bar and restaurant.
AUSTRALIA’S GOT TALENT just got even bigger with all-star judging panel announced – The following judges will bring a new level of expertise, energy and fun to what is undisputedly the world’s biggest entertainment show. NICOLE SCHERZINGER – Grammy-nominated singer, dancer and TV personality. MANU FEILDEL – Acclaimed chef, author and My Kitchen Rules judge. SHANE JACOBSON – AFI winning actor, director, writer and comedian. LUCY DURACK – Award-winning stage and screen star. – Read more at TVBlackBox.com