Idol Bits and Pieces for 08/28/09

Look, it’s Alexis Grace interviewing Idol hopefuls at the 1st round auditions in Dallas at Cowboys Stadium in June. has a preview HERE.

Kris Allen graces the cover of the Arkansas-based magazine about farm and rural life, Front Porch.   Learn what Kris’s viola teacher thinks of his talent. Plus, Kris’s mom shares his favorite dishes, Chicken Spaghetti and Dump Cake for the magazine’s recipe page.   (Both sound kind of ick–not a fan of Velveeta or canned pineapple) Read the article HERE.

ABC’s Good Morning America will Air the CMA Awards Nominations Live From New York City on Wednesday, Sept. 9.   Keep on the lookout for noms for Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler and Chris Sligh.   Carrie will co-host The 43rd Annual CMA Awards with Brad Paisley. The show airs live Nov. 11 on ABC at 8/7c pm. via press release.

Speaking of Carrie Underwood, she’ll be helping the Grand Ole Opry stage turn pink in honor of breast cancer awareness during two shows on Oct. 2. In addition to performing, Carrie will flip the switch to turn the Opry’s signature backdrop pink in support of the groups Women Rock for the Cure and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. via CMT.

Did you know there were Carrie Underwood “tribute” artists?   Well there are.   Carrie really has arrived! Heh.

MTV crews were filming the Kelly Clarkson concert at the New York State fair last night for the documentary, Get Schooled: You Have the Right airing on a slew of Viacom stations on September 8. Tonight, Kelly will sing “God Bless America” at Fenway Park in Boston to highlight the Jimmy Fund radio telethon broadcasting from the park. via CBS 6 and Boston Globe.

Season 5 Idol, Ace Young will once again co-host the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, airing over the Labor Day weekend, September 6 and 7. Ace’s time slots are Sunday night/Monday morning from 10-12 am PT and 2-4 am PT. He’ll perform during his first slot. Bo Bice is also set to perform. via Theater Mania.

Blake Lewis will headline the Atlanta Pride Festival on November 1.   He’s set to perform on the Coca-Cola stage at 5:50 pm. via sovo.

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