Idol Headlines for 2/27/14

Tonight, one of the Top 13 will be sent packing on American Idol. Candice Glover returns to perform her single, “Cried.” Jake Bugg also performs.

‘America’s Got Talent’ Sets Premiere Date – The country’s favorite show about training to be a ninja returns Monday, May 26, from 8-10 p.m. — the hour traditionally held by “The Voice.” “America’s Got Talent” will return the next night, Tuesday, May 27, also from 8-10 p.m. – Read more at The Wrap

Aiken, Barrino among N.C. Music Hall of Fame inductees – KANNAPOLIS — Clay Aiken and Fantasia Barrino, two North Carolina singers who found fame on the TV show “American Idol,” will be inducted into the N.C. Music Hall of Fame this fall in Kannapolis. Chairman Bill Kopald said he does not know yet which inductees will attend the ceremony on Oct. 16 at the Gem Theater or who will perform. – Read more at Salisbury Post

Can Insta-Voting Save ‘American Idol’? – “I think ‘Idol’ is now constantly playing catch up and after ‘X Factor’ tried to be the leader of the pack by showing results in real time, people responded. I also think after years of complaints, ‘Idol’ realized transparency is not a bad thing,” said Shirley Halperin, music editor at the Hollywood Reporter. – Read more at MTV

‘American Idol’ Top 13 Night: 8 Things You Didn’t See on TV – During the first commercial break, a teenaged girl sitting in section C, row five, suddenly gasped, “It’s Taylor Hicks!” The season five winner had just walked by her as he was being escorted to row two, where he was seated next to season 12 competitors Angie Miller and Aubrey Cleland. With no security person assigned to him, Hicks was asked to take photos with fans in the audience more than two dozen times. “I love it,” Hicks told The Hollywood Reporter. “When you come back and the Idol fans want to take your picture, it’s a blessing.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Taylor Hicks says AI 13 has unique singers

Dancing With the Stars: Carrie Ann Inaba “Shocked” Brooke Burke-Charvert Was Fired, Weighs In on Erin Andrews – “I was floored,” Inaba told me at last night’s World Gold Council and LoveGold pre-Oscar party in honor of Oscar nominee Lupita Nyong’o. “I immediately texted her to see if she was OK.” “We all know this kind of stuff happens in our business and we all have to be prepared and nothing’s forever and you have to be willing to change, but it was shocking,” Inaba continued. “I’m not going to lie—I was shocked and saddened.” – Read more at Dancing with the Stars

How a ‘Voice’ Mic Failure Gave ‘Idol’ Alum Jon Peter Lewis a Second Chance at Music – In 2013, Lewis became the first Idol finalist to also compete on The Voice (Idol season two singer Frenchie Davis appeared on both shows but didn’t make it to the Fox show’s top 12). “I saw an audition notice for The Voice and hesitated because of my Idol experience,” Lewis explains. “I didn’t want to do it by myself, and was excited to find out they allowed duos … When we auditioned [for the show with Simon and Garfunkel’s ‘Cecilia’], that music represented where we were at that moment. I had moved away from Los Angeles and was living back in Idaho, and the landscape and area influenced my musical taste.” – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

Simon Cowell — I Am a Good Dad!! Even Doctors Agree – Simon Cowell knows more about caring for infants than you think, and says … medically, there’s NO issue with his little beach vaca with his baby. Simon and Lauren Silverman were out for dinner last night in Miami — sans baby Eric — when he fired back at critics (like us) who said it probably wasn’t a great idea to take their 10-day-old baby out for a day on the beach. Simon says Eric is “very healthy” … and added the whole trip was doc approved. Probably can’t say the same for his extremely exposed chest. See the Video at TMZ

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