Headlines: Today Concerts, Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, Watch Hairspray Live!

‘TODAY’ AND CITI KICK OFF THE 2020 SUMMER MUSIC SERIES WITH LADY ANTEBELLUM, FRIDAY, MAY 29 – For the past 25 years, TODAY has brought the biggest names in music to morning TV. This summer, the beat goes on with a star-studded lineup of talented musicians and reimagined performances. The 2020 “Citi Music Series on TODAY” kicks off Friday, May 29 with a special performance from Lady Antebellum. Headliners for the 2020 “Citi Music Series on TODAY” Include: Chance the Rapper, Ricky Martin, Freestyle Love Supreme and Lin-Manuel Miranda, Andra Day, Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, Alanis Morissette, Dixie Chicks, Chloe x Halle, Rascal Flatts and More – Read more at NBCumv

VIDEO: Watch HAIRSPRAY LIVE!, Starring Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Kristin Chenoweth, and More – Hairspray Live! will be broadcast online as part of The Shows Must Go On! The show will launch this Friday at 2:00pm EST and be available for 48 hours. The stream will be available on The Shows Must Go On’s YouTube channel for viewers in the US, Europe, Australia, Asia, and Africa. The all-star cast of Hairspray Live! features Maddie Baillio as Tracy Turnblad, Harvey Fierstein as Edna Turnblad, Jennifer Hudson as Motormouth Maybelle, Martin Short as Wilbur Turnblad, Derek Hough as Corny Collins, Ariana Grande as Penny Pingleton, Andrea Martin as Prudy Singleton and Kristin Chenoweth as Velma Von Tussle. Rosie O’Donnell and Sean Hayes also make special appearances in the broadcast. – Read more at Broadway.com

The Voice Season 18 Winner Todd Tilghman on How Far He Hopes to Go and Working With Blake Shelton – At 42 years old, Todd Tilghman, The Voice‘s Season 18 winner, is the oldest person to ever win The Voice, and his 2020 victory demonstrates that shows like these accomplish what they set out to do: Set people on the road to seeing dreams they couldn’t even imagine come true. “I never really considered a career in music,” Tilghman, who was on Team Blake Shelton, exclusively tells Parade.com. “I’ve always loved to sing, but I don’t know that I ever thought that people would want to hear it, or that I had what it took to really get out there and make something of it. I don’t have any complaints about the life I made for myself, but as far as music goes, I didn’t feel like I had the goods, and so I didn’t really go for it.” – Parade.com

Adam Lambert Wants His “Velvet” Music Video to Inspire You to Wear Anything – Adam Lambert’s “Velvet,” off his fourth studio album, which goes by the same name, is rich with imagery and feeling. In the latest episode of Playback, he explains the meaning behind the lyrics, the making of the music video, and having fun with fashion. – Read more at HarpersBazaar

Colton Dixon on Life After ‘American Idol’ and New Beginnings on Self-Titled EP – About to head into another writing session, Colton Dixon couldn’t stop thinking about a track he laid down a few weeks earlier. As he sat in his rental car, unsure whether the song was any good, and why he was even making another album, busbee, the late co-writer and producer of the aforementioned track, sent him a text saying it was ready for a listen. “Miracles” was ready. It’s one of the final songs the two co-wrote together before busbee’s passing in 2019 at the age of 43 following a battle with brain cancer—busbee (P!nk, Kelly Clarkson, Keith Urban) first worked with Dixon back in 2012 on his first No. 1 single “You Are”—and upon first listen, Dixon fell in love. “Right there in the car, I listened to it for the first time and just went, ‘oh my gosh, this might be the first single,’” Dixon tells American Songwriter. “I don’t know what was clouding my judgment that day, and it obviously has a deep place in our hearts because of busbee.” – Read more at AmericanSongWriter

At Home and Social Online: with American Idol’s Lee DeWyze

Camila Cabello Opens Up About ‘Relentless’ Battle With OCD – In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, the singer-songwriter wrote an emotional essay for WSJ Magazine touching on her private struggles with obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety. Cabello opened her essay speaking about social media, admitting that behind the fun and carefree photos is a sadder reality than her fans might imagine. “Here’s what there ?aren’t? pictures of from the last year: me crying in the car talking to my mom about how much anxiety and how many symptoms of OCD I was experiencing,” she wrote. “My mom and me in a hotel room reading books about OCD because I was desperate for relief. Me experiencing what felt like constant, unwavering, relentless anxiety that made day-to-day life painfully hard.” – Read more at iHeart.com

About mj santilli 34244 Articles
Founder and editor of mjsbigblog.com, home of the awesomest fan community on the net. I love cheesy singing shows of all kinds, whether reality or scripted. I adore American Idol, but also love The Voice, Glee, X Factor and more!