Idol Headlines for 1/26/14

Happy Grammy Day! Our coverage begins at 4 pm ET when the live-streamed pre-Grammy event begins. We’ll be living blogging the 70 (!!!) awards handed out during the ceremony. After, the Grammy Awards will be telecast live on CBS at 8/5PT. Join us then. Check out a full list of presenters and performers HERE.

X Factor Winners Alex & Sierra meet Jason Mraz at a Pre-Grammy Event

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Jordin Sparks sings the National Anthem

American Idol alum, Jordin Sparks sings the National Anthem at Dodger Stadium prior to puck drop of the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series in Los Angeles.

Inside the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala With Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Foo Fighters, More – It was a sentiment shared by a couple thousand who got to take in stellar mini-sets by Lionel Richie, Macklemore & Lewis, John Fogerty (joined by Foo Fighters for a pummeling “Fortunate Son” — Dave Grohl warned the tables in front, “It’s gonna be loud”), Miley Cyrus, Pharrell, Robin Thicke, Lorde and Fantasia (see full set list below). They also got to gawk at a mind-blowing collection of celebrities, everyone from Taylor Swift, who was, as usual, on her feet and cutting a rug, to Rihanna, looking stunning in a mustard, low-cut dress, to Joni Mitchell, who may have been the non-performing talk of the night. Fun fact: the night’s house band was put together by American Idol musical director Rickey Minor and included an Idol alum doing background vocals: season-eight’s Allison Iraheta. John Fogerty and Jennifer Hudson sang “Proud Mary” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Local Idol contestant opens up about show – Being an American Idol is “the dream” for millions, and a Louisville native is well on her way. Brandy Neelly impressed American Idol judges Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, and Harry Connick Jr. this past week with her rendition of “Wanted” by Hunter Hayes. Hollywood is the next stop on the show. “It’s kind of nerve-wracking,” she said. Neelly took some time to come back home to Louisville to visit family, watch the show, and chat with WDRB. She gave Chris Sutter a little insider scoop on the judges. “JLo is sweet as she can be, Keith is funny, and Harry is so charismatic and awesome,” she told Chris. – Read more at WDRB

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