Headlines: Simon Fuller Pitches Dance Show, ACM Awards to Stream

‘Live From Los Angeles’: Fremantle Pitches Dance Competition Format At Buyer-Heavy Hollywood Event – American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance creator Simon Fuller, High School Musical director and Michael Jackson choreographer Kenny Ortega and buyers including ABC’s Rob Mills were among the crowd for a new dance competition format pitch in Hollywood last night. Fremantle, the production company behind Idol and America’s Got Talent, put together a live pitch event at The Bourbon Room in Hollywood last night for its latest project – Live from Los Angeles (w/t). The show is a live dance competition format that aims to take advantage of social media’s insatiable appetite for dance challenges. It features 16 up and coming LA dancers, who will work to impress three celebrity captains with their ability to stand out, while at the same time fitting in. Over multiple rounds of the one-hour competition, including freestyling and learning choreography on-the-fly, dancers are narrowed down. One show-stopping performance with a shocking twist, will determine the night’s big winner. – Read more at Deadline

Academy of Country Music Awards Sets Date, Venue For 2022 – The 57th Academy of Country Music Awards will take place Monday, March 7, 2022, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, organizers announced today. The annual celebration of country music will stream on Prime Video in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK, marking the first time a major awards show has livestreamed exclusively. Ticket Information will be announced in the coming weeks. – Read more at Deadline.com

Dia Frampton in Ford Network’s Candy Coated Christmas.

The Voice season 1 runner up Dia Frampton has a small part in “Candy Coated Christmas” the first Christmas movie from the Food Network. She plays a counter person at the bakery run by a character played by Ree Drummond.

‘I was really nervous’: Wendy Moten talks about making top 11 on NBC’s ‘The Voice’ – Wendy Moten is making Memphis proud on NBC’s The Voice landing a spot in the top 11. Action News 5?s Andrew Douglas got to chat with Wendy at the digital desk today to talk about how the live episodes having been going and why next week is going to be extra special. “Oh my gosh, going from 13 to 11 is like, I was really nervous,” Moten said. “I wasn’t sure that I would still in the…it was the first time that I realized ‘oh my goodness, I could go home’. It was the first time I felt that sensation. So, I’m going to continue to do my best.” (She’s singing an Aretha Franklin song for Fan Week). – Watch the video at Action News 5

‘American Idol’ Alum Jax Reflects on Her Turn to TikTok Post-Cancer – Ryan Seacrest
‘American Idol’ Alum Jax Reflects on Her Turn to TikTok Post-Cancer – Ryan Seacrest reconnected with season 14 American Idol alum Jax on-air on Friday, November 19. The songstress came in third during Nick Fradiani’s season of Idol in 2015 but has since found success on TikTok after overcoming her battle with thyroid cancer. Jax shared that while battling the illness she faced a couple of years not able to sing and was focused on songwriting, but when COVID quarantine hit she had to rethink her strategy, not to mention, relearn how to sing and even brush her teeth post-surgery. – Read more at OnAir with Ryan Seacrest

The Voice Winner Todd Tilghman, Dad of 8, Opens Up About His ‘Miracle’ Adoption Stories: ‘It Was Meant to Be’ – I’ve been in love with the same girl since I was a kid, so you really get to know a person after all those years and I knew this meant a lot to her, and a lot to us. We discussed it in person and then started to set things in motion. People often ask us why we wanted to adopt, but for us, it really played out naturally. It felt right, like it was meant to be. I’m not trying to force my beliefs on anybody, but I’m telling you, God has a way of working these things out. Everything came together once we got to Korea and I finally got to meet my baby girl Judah. There she was, 10 months old and across the room with her foster mom. Sadly, she hated my guts. – Read more at People

Interview: Toneisha Harris ‘Hairspray’ National Tour and How ‘The Voice’ Changed Her Life – Right before the tour started, she sat down and talked about the show, how she got the part, pre-show rituals and how The Voice changed her life and career! – Read more at DailyActor.com

James Durbin living out his heavy metal fantasies right here at home – James Durbin is enjoying his time back in Santa Cruz, and says he doesn’t plan to leave again. “It’s OK to be an artist in your hometown,” said the 32-year-old singer who made a name for himself a decade ago on “American Idol” and had spent several years in Nashville, Tennessee, before returning to his hometown two years ago. “The Santa Cruz that I remember in my childhood is not necessarily the Santa Cruz that it is today. It was a lot louder, colorful, more unique,” Durbin said. “If I want to still promote that idea, then it does no good doing it from Nashville.” – Read more at Lookout.co

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