Idol Headlines for 12/18/13

We aren’t done yet with finales! Tonight, it’s The X Factor’s turn. The Top 3 contestants will sing for YOUR VOTES one last time 8/7c pm FOX. Tomorrow night, a winner is crowed. The Sing-Off continues on NBC 8/7c PM.

The Voice winner, Tessanne Chin, appears on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35/1035c pm NBC

Lauren Alaina goes caroling in Nashville – Lauren Alaina surprised a Nashville neighborhood Tuesday night, gathering friends for an impromptu session of Christmas carols. People at most of the houses didn’t recognize the unexpected guest singing and dancing in their front yard — or at least they didn’t let on. However, one woman told her, “You should go on American Idol.” – Read more at USA Today

McCreery’s fans shout, swoon during Clemmons appearance – Applying their lip gloss for the umpteenth time, hordes of teenage girls hungrily awaited the arrival of their idol and, for many, the man of their dreams. Shrill cries of “OMG” and “Scotty, will you marry me?” echoed through the crowd Saturday outside the newly renovated Lowes Foods in Clemmons as loyal Scotty McCreery fans braved the rain to be one of the lucky 300 to get an autograph. “I always say I have the best fans in the world,” McCreery, a North Carolina native and the winner of Season 10 of American Idol, said. “The fans and music come first. The awards and the charts are all secondary.” – Read more at Journal Now

Jennifer Hudson Exposes Toned Thighs in Sexy Tight Leotard For Music Video: Pic = On Dec. 16, she was spotted filming in Los Angeles wearing a sexy black leotard with a black leather jacket overtop. An ode to “Single Ladies,” perhaps? In Hudson’s own music video look, the Oscar winner’s toned legs stole the show in the revealing ensemble, and she was rocking her new pixie cut in addition to a series of earrings up her left ear. – See the Photo at Us Magazine

Dreaming of a Brooke ‘White Christmas’: ‘American Idol’ Alum Talks Holiday Album – As American Idol season seven alum Brooke White revisits her holiday album White Christmas, the singer/songwriter confesses to being what she calls a “Christmas nut.” “Always have, always will be — growing up in the White house, we listened to Christmas music all year long,” she tells The Hollywood Reporter. “Christmas music just makes me happy.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Grand Ole Opry Hosts Sell-Out Shows, Surprises This Past Weekend – Friday evening Joe Diffie was honored for his 20th anniversary as an Opry member and was joined on stage by fellow Opry member Underwood who performed impromptu harmony vocals on Diffie’s 1993 hit “John Deere Green.” They were also joined by Diffie’s daughter Kylie. Underwood made her first appearance since returning home to Nashville after spending 10 weeks in New York City preparing for the overwhelmingly successful The Sound of Music Live! television special on NBC. She performed “Blown Away,” “Jesus, Take The Wheel” and “How Great Thou Art,” before surprising the crowd with a walk-on by her friend and CMA co-host Brad Paisley for their #1 hit “Remind Me.” The performance was the final show of 2013 for Underwood, who said, “there is no better way to come home than to perform on the Grand Ole Opry.” Kree Harrison and Janelle Arthur performed at this show as well. – Via

Alex and Sierra Q&A: ‘X Factor’ Duo on Scoring Hits, Songwriting and What’s Next – “After ‘Say Something,’ people started to look at their back catalog and then started buying their other records,” “X Factor” creator and judge Simon Cowell tells Billboard. “It’s a good sign — you have an artist who would work outside of the competition. I felt like they were recording artists rather than talent show contestants. It’s why we do these shows.” Alex and Sierra will be competing against Jeff Gutt and Carlito Olivero for the season three “X Factor” crown. Alex Kinsey and Sierra Deaton, both 22 years old and hailing from Florida, sat down with Billboard after last week’s shows. – Read more at

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