Scotty McCreery Presented with Angel Among Us Award for Work sith St. Jude’s Hospital
On Saturday night, American Idol Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery was presented with the “Angel Among Us” award for the “incredible support” he has given to the children’s hospital, St. Jude, over the years. Country star Randy Owen presented him with the award at the Country Cares Seminar.
Last night our friend @ScottyMcCreery was honored with the Randy Owen Angel Among Us Award for the incredible support he has given to the lifesaving mission of St. Jude.@RandyOwenMusic personally presented him with the award at the Country Cares Seminar.?? pic.twitter.com/FzEO8bUJrE
— St. Jude (@StJude) October 9, 2022
Eurovision Song Contest: Liverpool Picked As 2023 Host City – Liverpool has been selected as host city for the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest, the wildly popular music competition that will be entering its 67th year. The city of the Beatles won out Friday over Glasgow, the fellow finalist from a shortlist of UK cities that included Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield. The news comes after the UK over the summer was awarded to host Eurovision, an honor traditionally given to the winning country the previous year. Ukraine won that right this year with Kalush Orchestra taking the title, but the country was forced to bow out because of its ongoing war with Russia. – Read more at Deadline
American Idol season 14 Winner Nick Fradiani Announces New Music.
Nick Fradiani will drop two new songs–“What I Tell Myself” and “If I Were Smart” on October 21. He will also announce an album release date “very soon.” Meanwhile, Nick has been cast as the Alternate “Neil Diamond: Then” in the upcoming Broadway musical, A Beautiful Noise. Previews begin November 2. The show opens on December 4. He’ll fill in for absences, but also also play the part on Wednesdays. Tickets.
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‘American Idol’s HunterGirl Teases Tour With ‘Really Good Friend’ Noah Thompson – Hunter will be dropping her song “Hometown Out Of Me” on Oct. 21, marking her first release since the show ended. On the upcoming tour with Noah, Hunter said she plans on playing some new music, as well as songs from the EP she released before Idol. She also teased some potential duets with Noah onstage, and said that the two are trying to work on a possible collaboration in the future. Going in, I didn’t really know how much I’d get to talk to the judges. We actually got to talk to them a lot. – Read more at Hollywood Life
Adam Lambert talks ‘Witch Hunt’ tour, lifelong love of makeup: ‘I didn’t know any other boys who painted their faces after school’ – This year, the glammy Grammy nominee will be celebrating Halloween for eight crazy nights on his occult-themed West Coast tour, “The Witch Hunt.” And whatever he’ll be wearing, he’ll surely look fierce, fanged, and fabulous. A fan of “playing dress-up” since he was a theater kid growing up in San Diego, Halloween was always an anything-goes time of self-expression for Lambert – a magical time when all little boys, for one night only, could experiment with wigs, glitter, and most of all, makeup. “There was no limit. There was no holding back. You could just kind of do whatever you wanted,” Lambert recalls of his childhood Halloweens. “I feel like in more recent years there’s been this whole movement of the cosplay thing, which is like a big deal now. It’s a big scene. And I don’t really think that was necessarily the case when I was a kid. I don’t know if that was like a thing. And even just the way makeup has become such a thing — you go on TikTok or Instagram now, and there’s just tons of people with makeup tutorials and channels. … There’s a lot of guys out there that are playing with makeup, which is great. – Read more at Yahoo.com
Adam Lambert says redoing ’30s-era tune “Mad About the Boy” was “a cool opportunity” – “He wrote it about a man and he was never really able to record it because that would have been too taboo for that time,” Adam tells ABC Audio. “So it’s always been a torch song sung by amazing female vocalists. And when they realized, ‘It’s 2022, we’re going to put this film out,’ they came up with the idea of having a guy sing it as it was really intended.” “When they asked me to do it, I thought, ‘What a cool opportunity,’” Adam adds. He also appreciates the fact that the song allowed him to stretch artistically. “I haven’t really recorded anything that was sort of jazz-leaning before, but it’s something that I always kind of been interested in,” he notes. – Read more at JamBroadcasting.com
The Voice’s Robert ‘Kique’ Gomez and Eric Who talk about the power of authenticity – WATCH: Queer contestants Robert ‘Kique’ Gomez and Eric Who this season of @The Voice talk living out their dreams, the power of authenticity on stage and more with GLAAD’s Anthony Allen Ramos.
‘AGT’ child phenom Madison Taylor Baez turns into bloodthirsty vampire on ‘Let the Right One In’ – Madison Taylor Baez showed her power vocal chops as an 11-year-old stand-out on last season’s “America’s Got Talent.” For her dramatic encore, the child musical phenom is showing her bite as a TV vampire. Baez induced “AGT” audience bedlam in June belting “Amazing Grace,” earning a Golden Buzzer from astounded judge Howie Mandel that instantly advanced Baez to the show’s semi-finals. While she didn’t make the “AGT” finals, Baez’s astonishing 2022 has been capped off with her starring dramatic role as child vampire Eleanor on Showtime’s dramatic series “Let the Right One In” (now streaming, airing Sunday at 10 EST/PST). Trying out for the “Let the Right One In” last year, a year before her “AGT” success, was a “giant leap,” Baez says. She was one of hundreds of young actresses vying for the purely dramatic part playing the tragically bitten young vampire on the run with her protective father, played by Oscar-nominated actor Demián Bichir. – Read more at USA Today