Idol Headlines for 12/22/14

What are the ‘American Idol’ judges looking for in Season 14? – “American Idol” judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban spent their summer traveling the country to find singing talent for Season 14 of the FOX reality competition, and Zap2it has a sneak peek at the new season’s audition process. “When they come in that door, they stand on that little stage and they sing for us,” Connick says, “it has to be out of the park. We’re looking for people who can take it home and we have high standards and three completely different perspectives.” – See the video at Zap2it

Kelly Clarkson instagrammed: “This is how River and I feel about our first annual Miracle On Broadway show! It was beyond incredible thanks to all of you! More pics to come!”


15 Fundamental Facts about Matt McAndrew of ‘The Voice’ – Matt McAndrew admits he’s quite content being named runner-up of ‘The Voice.’ The singer/songwriter behind “Wasted Love” also acknowledges his penchant for shedding tears & anonymity and his reverence for skateboarding, Nirvana and Harry Potter. Even though he was considered the odds-on favorite to take home the trophy for Season 7 of The Voice, Matt McAndrew admits he was far from being emotionally devastated by the announcement that he was simply the runner-up. The Team Adam singer/songwriter says he experienced something of an epiphany — earlier in the day of December 16th, while rehearsing for the big finale moment — that granted him clarity and aided Matt in putting his perceived “loss” into perspective. – Read more at Digital

Jordin Sparks, Post Breakup: ‘I’m in a Good Place’ – But You Won’t Find Me on Tinder! – Following a public breakup this fall, Jordin Sparks is single and ready to mingle – well, sort of. “I’m pretty much dating myself, who am I kidding?!” the singer, who’s partnering with Microsoft Lumia for its #MakeItHappen campaign to make unfulfilled 2014 resolutions happen, told PEOPLE last week. The American Idol alum, 25, and boyfriend of three years Jason Derulo split in September, and Sparks says she’s in no rush to jump back in the dating game. – Read more at People

CW Developing Music Drama Produced by Scooter Braun (Exclusive) – The network is teaming with uber-producer Scooter Braun and Tony nominee Todd Graff to develop a music drama, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The untitled entry, which has received a script commitment, is set in the ever-evolving world of music, entertainment and social media. It chronicles the rise of Gary Graham, a brilliant young manager with the talent and ambition to shake up the industry, which is a world gone viral: where stars are minted overnight, relationships are constantly tested and careers can be made or crushed with one perfectly placed phone call. Will he manage to stay true to himself while outmaneuvering the roadblocks put in place by clients, lovers and colleagues? It’s a fine line. The drama will feature original songs and cameos from some of pop culture’s biggest names. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

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