Idol Headlines for 12/19/13

Tonight, X Factor crowns a winner! Lea Michele, Mary J. Blige, Ke$sha, Pitbull and One Direction perform.

RING IN 2014 WITH “NEW YEAR’S EVE LIVE” TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31, ON FOX – FOX celebrates the new year with a star-studded night of entertainment with NEW YEAR’S EVE LIVE, airing Tuesday, Dec. 31 (11:00 PM-12:30 AM ET live; CT/MT/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Broadcast from the heart of Las Vegas, Mario Lopez will host the evening live from the Vegas Strip. The special will feature show-stopping performances by J. Cole, Krewella, New Politics and Panic! At The Disco from LIGHT Nightclub at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. FOX cameras also will capture the world-famous New Year’s Eve Ball LIVE, as it makes its descent into New York’s Times Square to welcome in 2014. – FOX Press release

“MASTERCHEF JUNIOR” GOES BACK FOR SECONDS! FOX Orders Season Two of Hit Cooking Competition Series for Kids – Season Two Open Casting Calls Begin in New York City and Chicago on January 18 FOX has renewed hit cooking competition series MASTERCHEF JUNIOR for a second season, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. Check out THIS LINK for casting call information – Via FOX Press Release

Country Music Star Kellie Pickler to Embark on 7th USO Tour to Middle East – Country music star Kellie Pickler is joining “Every Moment Counts,” the USO’s new campaign asking Americans to show their gratitude to troops by helping create and provide real, everyday moments for our military families. Pickler’s taking the campaign on the road, on a nine-day USO holiday tour to the Middle East. While overseas on what will be the singer’s seventh USO tour, Pickler will visit two countries, perform five USO shows as well as share, give and take a moment to thank troops for their service and sacrifice. – Read more at Broadway

‘American Idol’ Alum Angie Miller on Her Early Christmas Present, Advice from Adam Lambert – American Idol season 12 finalist Angie Miller was home in Boston when she got an early Christmas present: an offer to tour with Christian music star Michael W. Smith. As soon as the tour wraps, she has her eyes set on 2014. On the agenda? A move to Los Angeles and meetings with record labels. Miller reveals that she got excellent advice from Adam Lambert, with whom she shared the stage on the Idol finale. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Michael Buble Croons About NBC Holiday Special, Says Carrie Underwood Has ‘Pretty Big Balls’ for ‘Sound of Music’ – While Buble didn’t see the “Sound of Music Live,” he says that it was a “great decision” for Underwood — and not a safe one. “I just thought, ‘Wow, this girl has pretty big balls,” he told TheWrap.And Buble doesn’t get the backlash — at all: ”It’s really easy to critique, it’s really easy to destroy — it’s hard to create,” he said. – Read more at The Wrap

Candice Glover Talks Insecurities, Gives Advice on Self-Esteem – This year, Candice Glover won over millions of hearts on American Idol with her soulful, jazzy voice, and was deservingly crowned its winner, making her the first woman to do so since Jordin Sparks in 2007. Now, Glover is ready to share her voice and her music with the world. Her debut album, Music Speaks, is set to be released on Feb. 18 and her new single,”Cried,” written by Jazmine Sullivan, is making a splash in the industry. “I dealt with [insecurity] a lot, and being on the show, when you put yourself out there like that on TV, people are so cruel and so jealous, so they say whatever to you to make you feel as low as they feel,” Glover said. – Read more at Centric

Nancy Sinatra Lives Next Door to Adam Lambert and Prefers Her “Bang Bang” to Cher’s – I’m so happy that Adam Lambert’s doing Glee, because he’s getting all that extra notice. I don’t know if you know that in the New York Times crossword puzzle from Sunday, Adam Lambert’s in there. That’s really great, it takes a lot to get into the Times crossword puzzle! So I’m gonna email his mom and tell her to look for that. Are you friends with his mom? I’ve only met her once but we hit it off really well. And he’s my next door neighbor. So we run into each other here and there, in the driveway or in the hallway or the elevator. But you don’t have any crazy stories about his, like, parties or anything… Nah, he’s a great neighbor. Such a great guy, I’m crazy about him. What a great voice too. – Read more at Noisey

X Factor’ finale: Alex and Sierra on their almost-proposal – For a split second during the first night of the “X Factor” Season 3 finale, it seemed like Alex Kinsey was about to propose to his fellow group member and girlfriend of several years, Sierra Deaton. It would’ve been a very “Catching Fire”-esque move, but Alex and Sierra never even considered taking their relationship to the next level — especially not on national TV. “We’re on the same page with that so I knew he wasn’t,” Sierra tells Zap2it backstage after their finale performance, “but I was just freaking out because I was like ‘What are you going to say to me right now?'” – Read more at Zap2it

On the scene at ‘The Voice’ season 5 finale: Third place and runner-up contestants talk what’s next for them – Team Adam contestant, Will Champlin came in third place, but despite finale night, the singer ”wasn’t tripping out at all today.” Of what he’s learned from the show, Champlin explains, ”I’ll definitely take the work ethic with me after leaving today– I think I’ve always had that, honestly but above all, I’m definitely going to be taking lots of loyal Champs fans with me that have stood by me this whole time and gave me what I have.” Like Champlin, runner-up Jacquie Lee (Team Christina) is optimistic. The 16-year-old says she’s “having fun” and she “loves what she’s doing”– in her eyes, those are two of the most important things. – Read more at Inside TV

‘Voice’ Winner Tessanne Chin on Shaggy, Celine, and Almost Giving Up Her Dream – It was actually another Jamaican artist, Tessanne’s onetime collaborator Shaggy, who helped make this dream possible. “He was the one that actually suggested me going on ‘The Voice,’ and I was like, ‘I don’t know about that.’ And he was like, ‘Tess, you should.’ So thank you, Shaggy!” she laughed. Check out Tessanne’s interview above, and watch backstage chats with Season 5 runner-up Jacquie Lee and third-place finalist Will Champlin in the videos below! – Read more at

The Voice Winner Tessanne Chin Reveals Her Favorite Season 5 Moments – What was your favorite song to sing throughout the competition? “They were all favorite moments for different reasons. I absolutely loved singing ‘Underneath It All’ because I got to just have fun and show that side of myself and my culture. Same thing with ‘Redemption Song,’ and I absolutely loved the moment of singing ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ and ‘I Have Nothing’—even though I was terrified.” – Read more at Parade

The Voice Runner Up Jacquie Lee: ‘Second Is the Place to Be’ – What was your favorite song to sing throughout the competition? It was actually a medley of songs, the Michael Jackson medley. That was my all-time favorite because I got to sing it with Christina and Matt [Schuler]. It was just so insane, it did not seem real! And those songs never get cleared, ever. So we were really surprised and super pumped about that.” – Read more at Parade

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