Idol Headlines for 2/28/14

The Voice alum, The Swon Brothers tweet, “Guess what!!! We are do excited to plus the @opry for the first time April 12th!!! Can’t wait!!!”

‘American Idol’ Finalist Kristen O’Connor on Her Elimination: It Wasn’t My Best – On Wednesday night, the top 13 American Idol contestants of season 13 were unanimous in telling The Hollywood Reporter that they were not looking forward to the next 24 hours. They all knew that one person in their tight circle was going home on Thursday night even if they didn’t know exactly who it was going to be. But what about the finalist who did exit the show? Kristen O’Connor sat down with THR shortly after her elimination and admitted she was not surprised. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Candice Glover on Her ‘American Idol’ Homecoming: ‘I Had So Much to Prove’ – The reigning American Idol returned home Thursday night. Candice Glover was back at CBS Television City to perform her latest single, “Cried,” in a medley with “Same Kind of Man,” another song from her new album, Music Speaks. And although she had sung on the Idol stage many times, she admitted to The Hollywood Reporter that at first, she found the experience “scary.” “I felt like I had so much to prove,” she confessed backstage. “I wanted to be so good but I was really nervous at the beginning. Then I saw Keith Urban’s face. He looked so proud. It felt great to know they were all rooting for me.” – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

Luke Bryan is the poster boy for the new Nashville – Last fall, Zac Brown declared Luke Bryan’s “That’s My Kind of Night” the “worst song I’ve ever heard.” This winter, Carrie Underwood called out country radio, saying, “Women really do seem to get the short end.” Statistics don’t lie: On Billboard’s country chart, Miranda Lambert and newcomer Danielle Bradbery are the only women in the top 25. More than a dozen of the rest are songs by men about trucks, babes in tight clothes, tailgating, drinking or partying — or all of the above, as in “That’s My Kind of Night,” which went to No. 1 in September. – Read more at Star Tribune

Bo Bice so very happy to be singing the hits of Blood, Sweat & Tears – “I think that they did their homework on me. Because I did [the song] ‘Spinning Wheel’ on ‘American Idol,’ people could kind of gauge — you know, Can the cat sing this stuff?” Bice says with a laugh by phone from his home outside Atlanta. “But I’ve done my homework on them just through the love of their catalog over the years. They’ve had some really great hits. And so what drew me in was just that catalog of music and the great folks that came before. I kind of said, ‘Yeah, man, I’d love to do that.'” So on Wednesday, Blood, Sweat & Tears comes to Musikfest Cafe in Bethlehem with Bice singing lead. – Read more at The Morning Call

Matthew Morrison Plans Return to the Stage in ‘Finding Neverland’ – NEW YORK — After a prolonged absence from musical theater during his five-season run on Fox’s Glee, Matthew Morrison is slated to return to the stage in Finding Neverland, the first major theater project spearheaded by Harvey Weinstein. According to an unconfirmed report in The New York Times, Morrison has been cast as Peter Pan author J.M. Barrie in an upcoming developmental workshop of the musical, adapted from the 2004 Miramax release of the same name that starred Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Lea Michele: Cory Monteith and I “Talked About Children,” Growing Old Together – Lea Michele had her whole future planned with Cory Monteith. Though they weren’t engaged when he died in July 2013 at the age of 31, they were ready to spend the rest of their lives together, and had even talked about starting a family, she reveals in the new issue of Glamour UK. We talked about a lot of things. We talked about children and what we would look like when we grew old, and who would be fat and how we would stay thin,” Michele, 27, says of her late love and former Glee costar. “We talked about where we wanted to go and what we wanted to do. We were done. We were it.” – Read more at US Magazine

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