Scotty McCreery Tweets, “Yep, I’ll be on Idol Wed night, but it’s quick & at the start of the show..” He also linked to this report on the Charlotte audition episode that’s scheduled to air Wednesday night.
Colton Dixon Goes Hard on Debut Album, Writes Songs With Lifehouse Frontman – Billboard recently caught up with the 21-year-old rocker who says that he had a hand in the majority of the album songwriting process. “I either wrote or co-wrote all the songs except for one. I’m the kind of artist who thinks that everyone should write their own stuff. It means more that way,” he explained. The one song that he didn’t contribute to – “Let Them See You” – was what Dixon considered the album’s missing piece. “I heard this song from a friend of mine and I just had to have it on my record. It finished the record perfectly!” – Read more at Billboard
‘Smash’ Taps Andrew McMahon Of Jack’s Mannequin For Season 2 Songs – For “Smash” Season 2, the NBC drama is expanding its songwriters. Among the new names joining Season 1’s Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman is Andrew McMahon of Jack’s Mannequin fame. New “Smash” showrunner and executive producer Josh Safran revealed some of the names attached to Season 2 to Playbill.com and said McMahon the “wildcard of the bunch.” “Joe Iconis, Drew Gasparini, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and sort of the wildcard of the bunch, Andrew McMahon, who has never written musical theatre before but he is a pop artist. His band is called Jack’s Mannequin,” Safran told Playbill. “Lucie Silvas is also a singer-songwriter whose music we are also using. She’s not a musical theatre writer either, and her music came to me through Kat McPhee, who one day was just playing me songs that she thought were great and would be great for Jimmy and Kyle, and they were incredible …” – Read more at Huffington Post
StarKid Joey Richter Cast on Glee – We can’t contain our excitement! Joey Richter, our favorite StarKid (sorry Darren Criss), will be appearing on Glee this Thursday as part of the NYADA Glee club set to sweep Kurt Hummel off his feet (with the help of new love interest Adam played by Oliver Kieran-Jones.) – Read more at NewNowNext
Simon Cowell Bullish on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ Despite ‘The Voice’ Competition – LONDON — Simon Cowell told reporters Sunday that he is optimistic that ITV hit show Britain’s Got Talent can bring in strong, and possibly even higher, ratings this year despite continued competition from the BBC’s The Voice UK. He also signaled that he wouldn’t return to the U.K. version of The X Factor on ITV and said the future of that show in the U.K. and U.S. would be discussed in upcoming meetings. Syco Entertainment, Cowell’s joint venture with Sony Music, is one of the producers of The X Factor and Got Talent formats. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter