Headlines: The Voice, American Idol Post Finale Interviews

America Idol Auditions Are Coming To Buffalo – Season two of American Idol is officially coming to ABC and it looks like one of the auditions cities will be Buffalo! This could mean the next “Idol” could be from WNY! Obviously, some contestants travel thousands of miles to audition but this will give those who can’t do that a chance to make it to Hollywood and beyond! – Read more at WYRK

‘The Voice’ champ Brynn Cartelli reveals how Kelly Clarkson’s ‘American Idol’ experience helped her win – “I had the option of using one of my own songs or working with writers,” Brynn explained of how the original song selection process worked. “Kelly had some writers lined up for me in case I didn’t want to do one of my originals, and I almost did one of my own, but I kept thinking that when it’s my original music, I want it under my name. It’s great to have ‘The Voice’ on there, but I’d rather it come from my own album. Kelly had some great writers lined up, and, listening to the demo, I had a million ideas how to make it my own and that whole experience of recording it was really magical.” – Read more at AOL.com

‘The Voice’ Winner Brynn Cartelli on Her Age, Kelly Clarkson’s Off-Screen Antics & Future Plans – “Britton and I, our names sound the same,” a humble Cartelli tells Billboard of Tuesday’s (May 22) victorious finale episode. “So when they said ‘Brynn,’ I thought they said ‘Britton.’ Then they said ‘Cartelli,’ and my emotions were replaced in like, a tenth of a second.” – Read more at Billboard

Brynn Cartelli Celebrates Being The Youngest ‘The Voice’ Winner In History! | Access

‘The Voice’ Winner Brynn Cartelli on Her Dreams Coming True

‘The Voice’ Runner-Up Britton Buchanan Talks Springsteen, Working With Alicia Keys – So many of your performances on the show were guitar-centric. I don’t think I can sing. Really, I don’t. I don’t like the sound of my own voice, and I’ve been playing guitar for much longer than I’ve been singing ­– I’ve been playing my guitar for over half my life, for 10 years. I’m kind of connected to it. So just the whole experience of being on a singing show and not thinking you’re that good at singing in general is a very weird, trippy experience. I can’t believe it happened. – Read more at Rolling Stone

‘The Voice’ Eliminated Contestants Britton, Kyla & Spensha Tease Plans With Blake Shelton & Alicia K

‘American Idol’: Maddie Poppe Shares The Story Behind Her & Caleb Lee Hutchinson’s Romance | Access

Darius Rucker steals a piece of “American Idol” runner-up Caleb Lee Hutchinson’s “Johnny Cash Heart,” as the two become … – “Meeting him was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had with anyone that’s famous like that,” he continues, “’cause he’s just the coolest guy ever.” Caleb worked to keep his cool during his time with Darius, but admits he might have lost it just a little bit. “I tried my best to contain myself when I was talking to him,” he explains. “But then I was like, ‘Okay, I have some questions.’ You know, I was trying to get my way into a concert or two.” – Read more at WWGP1050

Cade Foehner talks about journey after ‘American Idol’ – An East Texan who captured the hearts – and votes – of ‘American Idol’ fans is recapping his journey on the show and his plans for the future. We’re chatting with Shelbyville’s Cade Foehner live on East Texas Now. – See the Video at KLTV.com

American Idol Contestant Ron Bultongez Dedicates His First EP to City of Plano – He’s working on a new EP and hopes to have it out late this summer. He’s played gigs around the country and still plays locally with his backing band. He wants to see how far he can go without major label backing. He wants to partner with brands instead, so it makes sense he will play May 31 at the office of Frisco-based Music Audience Exchange for its monthly On the Record series. – Read more at Dallas Observer

Jessica Sanchez on Jake Zyrus’ coming out: I’m happy to support him – “I’m a huge supporter of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community. When I go back home, I’m going to Chicago and perform at Chicago Pride. It’s normal to me. It didn’t affect me that much. I’m just really happy to support him in his journey,” she told the entertainment press according to PUSH. For Jessica, Jakes’s transition from Charice Pempengco did not lessen his talent in singing. – Read more at Philippine Inquirer

Adam Rippon Talks ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Win, Meeting Tonya Harding & Who He’s Rooting For on ‘Drag Race’ – Tonya Harding also made it to the finale of DWTS — did you get to spend time with her? I was touring with Stars on Ice so I didn’t really get to meet any of the cast, and I would only see them on Mondays, but I did see Tonya a bunch ’cause we made it through all the way to the finale. My encounters with her were nothing but positive. She was really nice, very sweet and a total redneck in the best way. – Read more at Billboard.com

‘American Idol’ alum Asia’h Epperson, 2 friends arrested over bathroom tiff in Atlanta eatery – Three actresses, including American Idol alum and current Greenleaf star Asia’h Epperson, claim they were wrongfully arrested at a Houston’s restaurant in Atlanta on Mother’s Day after an altercation that began in the eatery’s bathroom, and a video of the incident uploaded by one of the women has renewed controversy over the upscale casual chain’s treatment of patrons. – Read more at SanDiegoUnionTribune

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