Idol Headlines for 11/20/13

The X Factor Top 10 perform tonight for your votes. Join Mac for his live blog at 8/7c pm.  Survivor continues! 8/7c pm on CBS. Check out Montvilla’s recap later. Nashville airs tonight on ABC at 10/9c on ABC. Look out for Windmills recap.

Jordin Sparks makes a guest appearance on CSI tonight, CBS 10/9c pm

CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER – NEW YORK – November 19, 2013 – NBC will celebrate the lighting of the world’s most famous Christmas tree with a live broadcast from Rockefeller Center in New York City on Wednesday, Dec. 4 (8-9 p.m. ET). The star-studded holiday special is hosted by “Today” anchors Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Natalie Morales, and will feature performances from Mary J. Blige, Toni Braxton, Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Goo Goo Dolls, Ariana Grande and Jewel. – Read more at NBC

CHRISTINA AGUILERA WITH A GREAT Big World, AND ARIANA GRANDE TO PERFORM ON THE 2013 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS – dick clark productions has announced A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera will perform “Say Something,” and Ariana Grande will also perform at the “2013 American Music Awards.” The show will broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) on ABC. As previously announced, Luke Bryan, Miley Cyrus, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Gaga, Ke$ha, Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar, Jennifer Lopez, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, One Direction, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, TLC and this year’s host, Pitbull, will all perform on this year’s AMAs. – Read more at TVByTheNumbers

Jordin Sparks Speaks on Dark, Frightening CSI Role – The story concerns multiple murders that all happen in the same motel room. Is there a serial killer using the room or is there something more ghostly in this particular space? Our CSI team is tasked to find out and one of them may actually fall under its spell. Sparks’ part in the episode? Without spoiling too much, she’s involved in the happenings in the motel room and, in short, we’ll see Sparks in ways we never have before. – Read more at TV Fanatic

Fantasia Barrino’s Foreclosed North Carolina Panty-Dropping Palace Finds Buyer for $750K – Fantasia Barrino’s foreclosed North Carolina mansion is off her hands and will soon be out of the bank’s hands now that a buyer has been willing to take over the property. After hitting the foreclosure market for nearly $850K in May (the American Idol winner paid $1.3 million in 2007), and months of near hits, the sale is pending for nearly $750,000, Celebuzz has learned. – Read more at Celebuzz

Carrie Underwood’s Big Apple Diary – Since Carrie Underwood is just 16 days away from her live television broadcast of The Sound of Music, she opened up her diary (of sorts) for the new country special issue of People magazine. One of the first photos Underwood shared was of her “homework.” In this case, it was going to see Cinderella on Broadway. – Read more at CMT

Fifth Harmony Sings Rihanna’s ‘Stay’: Our ‘Candid Covers’ Video Series Returns – One of those moments recently has found the five young singers — who recently landed on Billboard’s annual 21 Under 21 ranking of musical minors — stopping by our New York studio to cover a tender song close to their hearts, Rihanna’s 2013 hit “Stay” — which was the Barbadian super star’s record 10th No. 1 on the Pop Songs chart. – Via Billboard

Demi Lovato Has Harsh Words for Simon Cowell—Watch Now! – “I don’t know, he’s gotten really boring,” the 21-year-old blue-haired singer quipped, without missing a beat, while trying to answer whether or not Cowell is stepping up to be a father by selling his bachelor pad. – See the Video at E Online

Kate Hudson & Derek Hough — Let’s Get Ready to Rumba [VIDEO] – Kate Hudson’s got a real future on “Dancing with the Stars” … she and “Dancing” pro Derek Hough whipped out some seriously impressive moves at some Cuban joint in Hollywood last week — and TMZ has obtained video. – Via TMZ

Father-to-Be Simon Cowell Congratulates Pregnant ‘American Idol’ Alum Kelly Clarkson: “Our Kids Will Be Friends!” – In Touch caught up with the X Factor judge at the Jaguar F-Type Coupe reveal party in Los Angeles on Nov. 19, and we totally caught him gushing about play dates for his son—with his girlfriend, socialite Lauren Silverman—and pregnant American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson’s future child! Not only did he tell us that he can totally see them being friends, the man constantly churning out mega-successes even revealed what he thinks their career path will be! “They’ll probably enter a competition show together,” he joked, adding that it may be a singing competition—not that we’d be surprised! – Read more at In Touch

PHOTO CALL: A Sneak Peek at Audra McDonald, Darren Criss, Laura Osnes and More in HBO’s “Six By Sondheim” – “Six By Sondheim,” which is billed as “an intimate look at the prolific career of renowned American lyricist and composer Stephen Sondheim…for whom art and life are never separate,” will make its debut Dec. 9. The film also features new performances by Tony winner Audra McDonald, Jarvis Cocker, Darren Criss, Jeremy Jordan, America Ferrera and Sondheim, which have have been produced for the feature documentary.


HOWARD STERN, HEIDI KLUM, MEL B AND HOWIE MANDEL RETURN AS JUDGES ON ‘AMERICA’S GOT TALENT’ – Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel are set to return as judges to NBC’s top-rated summer competition series “America’s Got Talent.” Nick Cannon will also return as host. The announcements were made by Paul Telegdy, President of Alternative and Late-Night Programming, NBC Entertainment. “Howard, Heidi, Mel and Howie have proven that they are a dynamic quartet of judges who aren’t afraid to share their opinions, while at the same time creating fireworks of their own,” Telegdy said. “Along with Nick serving as an incomparable host, our talent on ‘Talent’ is among the finest on all of television.” – read more at NBC

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