Headlines: Taylor Hicks’ Shenandoah Extended, Adam Lambert GLAAD

Serenbe Playhouse’s SHENANDOAH Extension Announced – Serenbe Playhouse is proud to announce the musical SHENANDOAH, starring American Idol Winner Taylor Hicks and Broadway and The X Factor finalist Rachel Potter will extend through April 14th only. – Read more at Broadway.com

GLAAD Media Awards 2019: Queer Eye, Vida Among First Wave of TV Winners – The 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards were handed out Thursday night in Los Angeles, where Netflix’s Queer Eye took home the gold for Outstanding Reality Program. (American Idol was nominated in the category) – More at TVLine

Adam Lambert Introduces Lizzo at GLAAD Media Awards in L.A.Adam Lambert is all smiles on stage at the 2019 GLAAD Media Awards on Thursday (March 28) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 37-year-old singer was at the event to introduce a performance from Lizzo. – See the Photos at Just Jared

Bobby Bones talks about mentoring ‘American Idol’ contestants – Helping them along their way to success is mentor Bobby Bones. The famed radio DJ, comedian, and best-selling author has been following the contestants from day one. “I’ve been able to get with them earlier and help tell their stories and hopefully help make them a better performer,” Bobby Bones said. He says he is shocked by some of the judges’ choices, but he tries to remember that they are judging based on that one performance. He says he is shocked by some of the judges’ choices, but he tries to remember that they are judging based on that one performance. “If there is just someone who is nailing it during rehearsal and is so amazing when they are playing around, but they don’t get up and do a good job. There have been times where the judges have kicked people off and I’m like, ‘What are you thinking?’ But, then I realize that they are not seeing all that I’m seeing,” he said. – Read more at 6ABC.com

LIVE: East Texas ‘American Idol’ contestant Laci Booth talks competition, musical journey – Livingston native and “American Idol” contestant Laci Kaye Booth is competing on one of the country’s biggest national stages – ABC’s “American Idol.” Friday, Booth visited with the East Texas Now desk about the competition and her music. Booth is one of four East Texans competing on the show. During her audition, she won the judges over with her rendition of Merle Haggard’s “Mama Tried.” – Watch the Video at KTRE9

Someone You Should Know: Jej Vinson – Someone You Should Know: Jej Vinson – t was a voice that reached all parts of the world and the reaction from “The Voice” Coaches speaks for itself. In fact, former Flandreau resident Jej Vinson didn’t realize all four chairs turned until the end of his song. I said to Jej, “Blake Shelton was the first one to turn his chair.” Voice Contestant Jej Vinson adds excitedly, “Right!! Exactly! My parents kept talking to me about it and they were like ‘Blake Shelton was the first one to turn for you, how do you feel about it?’ That was really crazy.” – Read more at kdtl.com

American Idol Update: Margie Mays Brings us Behind the Scenes in Hawaii – Seemingly coasting (but actually running on fumes) through three rounds of auditions in front of Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie, Delaware’s Margie Mays returns to American Idol this Sunday night at 8pm. Mays says Hollywood Week was the most intense Idol test yet and that the relentless rehearsals, filming, and fierce competition gave her many a sleepless night. The rigor of the week’s pace led to some contestants even losing their voice. But the Wilmington native survived, landing a coveted Top 40 spot and a trip to Hawaii. – Read more at TownSquareDelaware

How Kree Harrison Landed Chris Stapleton Song – In her latest interview with CMT.com, she said it would be a disservice to her music to not mine the town for new material to record. It was a no-brainer to cut “I Love the Lie,” a Chris Stapleton original that was presented to her through Alyson McAnally, one of Mac McAnally’s daughters. It’s the first release from Harrison’s forthcoming album with producers Jordan Lehning and Skylar Wilson. “I think it would be a loss if I were like, ‘No, I’m just going to write my whole record,’ because I wouldn’t find stuff like this,” Harrison said. – Read more at CMT.com

‘American Idol’ is Killing It This Year, So Why Aren’t More People Watching? – And so far this year’s crop is packed with some very promising, diverse contestants with equally compelling backstories that touch on a wide cross-section of bold headline issues that pop in this age of angst: death, love, fear, anxiety, faith and perseverance. From young widows to gay preacher’s sons struggling to come out, survivors of familial/domestic violence and sibling’s suicides and attempted suicides and a newly blind teen, to recovering addicts and a teen struggling with a disfiguring autoimmune skin condition, the heartstring-tugging stories are, as always, edited for maximum emotional impact without dribbling into treacly territory. – Read more at Billboard.com

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