Idol Headlines for 12/2/13

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The Voice Top 6 sing tonight for your votes! 8/7c pm NBC.

Danielle Bradbery appears on the Katie Couric Show today.  Check your local listings!

Kellie Pickler appears on CMA Country Christmas tonight on ABC 9/8c PM. Jennifer Nettles hosts.

Kelly Clarkson Cancels Overseas Promo Due to Pregnancy – “I’m so sorry 2 all my fans overseas 4 not doing promo 4 my Xmas album.I have been incredibly ill w/pregnancy.Hopefully it gets better soon.” via Twitter. This would include a scheduled performance on X Factor UK this weekend.

Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan Return to Co-Host the ’49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards’ – Four-time ACM Award winner Blake Shelton and reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan will return to co-host Country Music’s Party of the Year®, the 49TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, to be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. Produced by dick clark productions, this year’s show will be Shelton’s fourth consecutive turn and Bryan’s second hosting the Awards telecast. – Read more at TVByTheNumbers

Check out Rec Carpet photos from yesterday’s 82nd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, benefiting the Toys For Tots Foundation. Chris Daughtry, Ace Young, Diana DeGarmo participated – Monsters & Critics

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Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young Will Play 54 Below – Former “American Idol” contestants and newly married couple Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young will play 54 Below Jan. 29-30, 2014. Diana DeGarmo & Ace Young in Samson & Delilah, which features songs from the Broadway Records album and forthcoming new musical Samson & Delilah, will be presented at 9:30 PM both nights. – Read more at Playbill

The original ‘Sound of Music’ sings once more – But the producers’ first choice for their leading lady was a woman with no musical-theater credits, and barely any acting experience. The wholesomely pretty American Idol winner-turned-country and pop star Carrie Underwood had made TV appearances on Sesame Street and How I Met Your Mother, and popped up in the 2011 indie film Soul Surfer; but Meron says, “I think we all consider this her acting debut, really.”

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Orchestra to join Bo Bice, Blood, Sweat and Tears – The Grammy Award-winning group Blood, Sweat and Tears will bring its hits and a 40-piece orchestra to the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center for a special Holiday Celebration concert on Dec. 3. Fronting the renowned jazz rock group will be lead singer Bo Bice, who was the runner up to current hit maker Carrie Underwood on Season 4 of the TV show “American Idol.” – Read more at Herald-Dispatch

Lee DeWyze: “One of the Hardest Things About Winning American Idol Is Winning American Idol” – “One of the hardest things about winning American Idol is winning American Idol,” says Lee DeWyze, the 27-year-old singer-songwriter from Illinois who was crowned winner of Idol’s season nine back in 2010. “There’s this perception that if you come from American Idol, in some cases, you can’t possibly be a writer, you weren’t a singer before you were on the show… That can be rough, especially when you’re trying to make a name for yourself doing what it is you love.” – Read more at Broward Palm Beach.com

Cue Music: The 14 Best Routines of the ‘SYTYCD’ Tour – The “So You Think You Can Dance” nationwide tour (featuring this year’s top 10 contestants plus bonus dancers Alan Bersten, Malece Miller, Curtis Holland, and Alexis Juliano) wrapped up this Thanksgiving weekend. Every routine of the 90-minute show was a stunner, of course, but some numbers truly were especially impressive to witness in the (very limber) flesh. Cue music, and watch them here: – More at Yahoo.com

‘X Factor’ U.K. Technical Glitch Leads to Screen Blackout – LONDON — The U.K. version of the Simon Cowell-produced X Factor hit the headlines here as the sound of apologies almost drowned out the singing. ITV, the show’s commercial broadcaster, apologized to viewers after technical problems caused a screen blackout in certain parts of England leaving viewers of Sunday night’s The X Factor results show not knowing who had exited. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Demi Lovato on Her Troubled Past: My Mentality Was ‘Work Hard, Play Hard’ – Being a child star means growing up fast, but for Demi Lovato, being her family’s breadwinner came with a hefty price, the former Disney star tells Nylon. “My parents tried to control me, but I’d be like, ‘Oh really, I’m grounded? Well, I pay the bills,’ ” she says. “They did the best they could. And I think that’s why a lot of young stars struggle when they’re making money or providing for their family.” The X Factor judge, who battled addiction issues, an eating disorder and cutting, has previously said she “had a nervous breakdown,” while on a world tour with the Jonas Brothers. – Read more at People

Amber Riley: ‘I Never Thought I Was Going to Win’ Dancing With the Stars! – Now that everything is quieting down, it’s starting to become real that I just won Dancing With the Stars. Still, I don’t think it’s going to sink in that I won until my muscles stop aching! As soon as I finished my last dance, I looked over and my mother was boo-hooing! I ran over and gave her a big hug and after the win, my whole entire family just went bananas. They were so loud—they were cheering, jumping up and down, and everybody was crying. I just went and gave everybody a hug and thanked them for their support through the entire journey. – Read more at Parade

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