Idol Headlines for 10/24/13

Tuesday’s The Voice episode will be repeated on NBC tonight at 8/7c pm. Once again, X Factor is preempted for post-season baseball on FOX (GO SOX)

One Direction Performing at the American Music Awards – OK, maybe not, but I can exclusively tell you that 1D has signed on to perform at the upcoming American Music Awards. The performance will mark Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, and Louis Tomlinson’s debut on the AMAs. Also performing for the first time will be rising country duo Florida Georgia Line. – Read more at E News

Gateway for Cancer Research to Host Annual Cures Gala Charity Event in Chicago – Chicago’s very own Lee DeWyze, who won American Idol in 2010, will perform at the Cures Gala event. Having lost his grandfather to cancer, Lee is a long-time supporter of cancer research. The musician has generously donated an autographed guitar, an autographed CD and shirt, and two tickets to his upcoming concert in Chicago. These items are being raffled to the public through Oct. 26. Raffle tickets are available for $25 each online at – Read more at PRWeb

Tony Vincent, Constantine Maroulis & More Join ROCKERS ON BROADWAY 20, 11/11Tony Vincent, Constantine Maroulis, Lena Hall, and Eden Espinosa have joined previously announced Michael Cerveris, Alice Ripley, Norm Lewis, Lesli Margherita, Tituss Burgess, and Donnie Kehr in ROCKERS ON BROADWAY 20 – Celebrating 20 Years (1993-2003) at SoHo’s (le) Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street, NYC) on Monday, November 11 at 7:30 PM. Presented by The PATH Fund, Inc., tickets are on sale now at or – Read more at Broadway World

David Cook’s Move to Nashville Leads to ‘Eclectic’ New EP – A move to Nashville last year has invigorated Season 7 “American Idol” champ David Cook, who’s currently on the road playing songs from a new EP he plans to release in early 2014. “I’ve got the bulk of it written and am kind of putting together the odds and ends right now,” Cook tells Billboard. “Hopefully I’ll get in and get it tracked and out fairly quickly.” Setting to work on the new material, Cook says he “really just doubled-down on the creative process and tried to go in without parameters and tried to enjoy it. I wanted to experiment and go down roads I wouldn’t have been as comfortable with in the past — just trying different sounds, different instrumentation. I definitely toyed around with some programming. I’m playing some keyboard live now; if you’d told me I was going to do that two years ago, I would’ve told you you were nuts. I think this new stuff will be a bit more eclectic; that seems to be the road it’s heading down as far as the new songs are concerned.” – Read more at

American Idol & My Wife’s Death – my interview with Danny Gokey

Danny was the #1 contestant in the convent during his run on American Idol.

Sings ‘Go Go Power Rangers’ … For $1 MILLION – Simon Cowell’s dignity has a price — $1 million — because that’s how much someone paid to get him to sing the “Power Rangers” theme song … in front of a giant crowd of rich people … and TMZ has the hilarious video. Here’s what happened: Simon was attending a fundraiser for Friends of the Israel Defense Forces in Beverly Hills last night, and billionaire “Power Rangers” creator Haim Saban offered to donate $1 million if Simon sang the show’s theme song. And Simon actually did it. It’s epic. – See the Video at

Jennifer Hudson: Weight Watchers Diet Inspired Her to Change Son’s Eating Habits – “I’m always reading about what you’re supposed to do and not supposed to do. What I’ve realized is that the secret ingredient to teaching my son anything is fun,” wrote Hudson. “By taking some of the things that I’ve learned from my own experiences, and wrapping them up in a whole lot of fun, I’m making the healthy choice the easy choice.” – Read more at EOnline

Kids Take Over the Kitchen on ‘MasterChef Junior’ – On this week’s episode, the six remaining child contestants have to work the kitchen at a busy upscale restaurant in Los Angeles. The kids have been split up into two teams, red and blue, and must work as hard, fast, and professionally as possible to stay in the game. In this exclusive clip, MasterChef Junior’s Gordon Ramsey briefs the young contestants on what they will be doing during the challenge, and then rattles off diners’ orders like a machine gun. Despite the difficulty of this particular challenge, these kids seem up to it. – Read more at ETOnline

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