Tonight, contestants from Team Blake Shelton and Team Pharrell Williams take the stage for YOUR VOTES on The Voice Live Playoffs part 2 on NBC. We begin live blogging at 8 pm ET.
STAR WARS SCORE TO BE PERFORMED BY POP SUPERGROUP PENTATONIX AND A FULL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA – dick clark productions and ABC announced today a very special Star Wars performance that will take place on the “2015 American Music Awards,” the world’s biggest fan-voted award show. Platinum-selling recording artists Pentatonix will perform the legendary Star Wars score, written by John Williams, with a full symphony orchestra. They join previously announced host and performer Jennifer Lopez, as well as 5 Seconds of Summer, Selena Gomez, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, One Direction, Carrie Underwood, WALK THE MOON, and duets from Luke Bryan featuring Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town and Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth. The “2015 American Music Awards” will broadcast live on Sunday, November 22 at 8:00pm ET on ABC. via dc productions press release
Queen and Adam Lambert named as first headliner for the Isle of Wight Festival 2016 -Queen and Adam Lambert have been named as the first headliner for the Isle of Wight Festival 2016. The booking represents Queen’s first ever festival show and will be their only UK gig next year. They will close the annual festival on Sunday, June 12. Coincidentally, next year’s Isle of Wight Festival coincides with the Queen’s 90th birthday which falls on the exact same day as Queen perform live. – Read more at NME.com
Fifth Harmony to Be Honored as Group of the Year & Perform at Billboard’s Women in Music – Fifth Harmony will be honored with the Group of the Year award at Billboard’s Women in Music event, which will take place Dec. 11 in New York. In addition to receiving the award, the “Worth It” singers will perform at the 10th annual event, which will air Dec. 18 on Lifetime. – Read more at Billboard
Ready to Push Da Button! Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo & More Start Previews in The Color Purple – Hell yes! Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo, Danielle Brooks and more will begin performances in The Color Purple on November 10. The John Doyle-helmed musical is scheduled to officially open on December 10 at Broadway’s Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. – Read more at Broadway.com
Sugar Joans – “NVR” (audio) (premiere) – Best known for appearing on Season seven of The Voice, Los Angeles-based artist Sugar Joans is set to make her debut with the slow-burning alternative R&B single “NVR”, which was produced by Passion Pit drummer Chris Hartz. – Listen to the new song at Pop Matters.
Jennifer Hudson, Danielle Brooks, and Cynthia Erivo go deep in The Color Purple roundtable – The stage adaptation of the seminal Alice Walker novel returns to New York 10 years after its initial arrival, a perhaps overwhelming debut production that lost the story’s discourse in the stage magic. Director John Doyle’s revival was a hit in London for its bare-bones 2013 production, leaving more space for audiences to connect with the story’s leads. Here, they’re played by Oscar and Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson, Orange Is the New Black star Danielle Brooks, and the London production’s star, Cynthia Erivo. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly
Kellie Pickler always getting into ‘crazy little shenanigans’ – Country star Kellie Pickler and Kyle Jacobs lead anything but ordinary lives. The “American Idol” alum and her Nashville songwriter husband are now putting their personal lives on display in the new CMT reality show “I Love Kellie Pickler.” “Well, for us it felt like the right thing at the right time,” Pickler told FOX411 Country. “And we really get to show the world some of our silly crazy fun friends that we consider to be family.” – Read more at FOX News
American Idol star performs at Golden State – Singer/songwriter Crystal Bowersox is grateful everyday for her health, for her son and for her thriving career. Bowersox, who placed second in the 2009 “American Idol” competition, recently moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where she enjoys collaborating on songs with fellow songwriters and professional musicians. “It’s great,” she said of Music City. “I love my neighborhood and the community here, and the support is wonderful.” – Read more at The Californian
Bindi Irwin Reveals a Second Person Was Battling Illness on Dancing with the Stars – Though he wasn’t hospitalized like Braxton, conservationist Bindi Irwin says her dance pro partner Derek Hough has been coping with strep throat the entire week. “He turned ghost-white,” Irwin told PEOPLE of looking at her partner after last week’s show. “All the color washed away from his face, and I could tell he wasn’t well.” Hough, 30, admits he couldn’t even drive himself home at the end of the night. The dancer relied on his father to get him there safely. – Read more at People
Carrie Underwood has a sweet moment with Baby Isaiah
Alexa PenaVega Opens Up About Battle With Bulimia and Her Emotional Elimination on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ – On Monday’s episode, Alexa opened up about her battle with bulimia that she started when she was 15 and continued until she was 21. The 27-year-old star said it wasn’t until recently that she felt comfortable talking about her prior eating disorder. “I never wanted people to associate me with a problem, and that’s the biggest fear you have with trying to overcome that. You don’t wanna tell anybody because you’re like, ‘I don’t want anyone to associate me with bulimia or an eating disorder in any way,'” she said. “So finally being able to just let it go and say, ‘You know what, I know who I am. I know I’ve gotten past this and I’m proud of myself.'” – Read more at ET Online