Headlines: The Voice’s Jim Ranger Day, Desz Stays True to Herself

WATCH: Jim Ranger performs live to celebrate ‘Jim Ranger Day’ honor – Jim Ranger, fresh off his “The Voice” journey, performed live this morning after Mayor Karen Goh issued a proclamation declaring today to be Jim Ranger Day. The proclamation recognized Ranger’s run on “The Voice,” which ultimately earned him second place in the competition. Mayor Goh handed the proclamation to Ranger this morning. “There’s nothing that’s brought me more joy than this whole experience, the excitement and joy that our community has found in it,” he said. “It’s my most favorite part of all of this. The excitement of doing it was next-level, but knowing what everyone was experiencing here and the fun they were having with it…is truly an honor.” – Read more at KGET.com

Meet the Houston artist who shattered the glass ceiling and won over judges on ‘The Voice’ – “There’s so many strict rules and regulations when it comes to what they think the people will want. So I just felt ‘The Voice’ was a platform where I could be my true unapologetic self. The tough, big girl that I am, the sexy girl that I am. Breaking the barriers for the industry standard of what an artist should look like.” So what’s on the horizon for this singer after ending “The Voice” as one of the season’s top four contenders? “I just want to create and continue to shine my light and be an inspiration for others,” Desz said. “My mission in life is to bring joy to the world through my personality, through music, and being an example for those who don’t have an example.” – Read more at Chron.com

Why Paula Abdul Is Channeling Elaine from Seinfeld on The Masked Dancer/strong> – “This is the truth and I’m not kidding…in between performances when music’s playing, they encourage us to get up and dance,” the former American Idol judge began. “So I got my groove going and I’m moving, I’m on the beat…” “But then peripherally to the left of me, I see this going on…” Abdul continued, doing her best imitation of the worst dance moves imaginable. “I see Ken doing crazy stuff,” she said before delivering the highlight of the story. “All of a sudden I start dancing like Elaine from Seinfeld.” – Read more at E Online

Laine Hardy Shares His Holiday Picks In ‘This or That: Christmas Edition’ – Laine Hardy recently sat down to share his Christmas favorites with Country Now by completing our “This or That: Christmas Edition” quiz. The American Idol champ revealed his holiday picks when it came to cookies, Christmas lights, festive foods and more. Check it out below. – Read more at Country Now

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: ‘American Idol’ Finalist Francisco Martin – Martin, who calls himself a “singer-songwriter at heart,” placed top 5 in 2020’s Season 18 of American Idol. He revealed that he looks up to indie pop singer Maggie Rogers, whose song he used for his first audition on the show. “She basically opened my eyes up to different genres, so like folk music, singer-songwriter music, just all kinds of music,” the singer told Erik Meers. “And it was all ’cause of Maggie Rogers and her EP Now That The Light Is Fading … So that’s the reason why I actually sang “Alaska” on my first audition.” – Read more at Uinterview.com

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