The America’s Got Talent auditions continue tonight on NBC at 8/7c PM. We’ll be live blogging!
Phillip Phillips to display a parade of sound at Columbus show – Early in Phillip Phillips’ career, he was coached by a mediator on how to answer the prompt, “Describe your sound.”
“I said, ‘I don’t really know, it’s different genres from different places. Just listen to the songs,’” the singer said in an interview during his current tour with Matt Nathanson, set to stop in Columbus on Tuesday. Phillips said, after listening, the mediator agreed with him, that each song was a different adventure, albeit all having a “very classic” sound produced by “real” instruments. The smorgasbord of genres Phillips said he picks from include blues, funk, pop, rock and folk. – Read more at The Lantern
Alisan Porter and Cassadee Pope backstage at the PBS A Capitol 4th Special
The Voice current winner, Alisan Porter and season 3 winner, Cassadee Pope, pose backstage at the PBS A Capitol 4th special.
Tim Halperin Featured on promo for CBS Summer Drama, Zoo
American Idol season 10 Top 24 contestant, Tim Halperin’s cover of Duran Duran’s “Hungry Like a Wolf” is featured in a CBS promo for their summer sci-fi drama, Zoo.
— Tim Halperin (@timhalperin) July 4, 2016
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jennifer Lopez Collaborate on Song to Benefit Orlando Victims – Lin-Manuel Miranda continues to write like he’s running out of time, and his latest collaborator is Jennifer Lopez. The two tweeted on Monday about their new track, entitled “Love Make the World Go Round.” The song will benefit the Hispanic Federation’s Proyecto Somos Orlando initiative, which “will address the long-term needs for mental health services that are culturally competent and bilingual. Proyecto will enable care to be delivered to those affected directly in the communities in which they live. Beyond emergency assistance, they will be provided with case management, crisis intervention and mental health services, among other needs.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter
— Jennifer Lopez (@JLo) July 4, 2016
Maren Morris on ‘Voice’ Rejection, Hungover Inspiration and Unruly ‘Hero’ – I think about all of the freaking talent shows I’ve tried out for in my life and I’m so glad I didn’t make any of them,” says Morris, seated on a couch in a small demo studio situated behind the Nashville home of her last-name-only producer, busbee. “It’s full circle, because I was rejected from The Voice. I was rejected from American Idol — and I’m happier for it now.” – Read more at RollingStone.com