Idol Headlines for 3/12/14

Tonight, the American Idol Top 11 take the stage, live, for YOUR votes. The theme is “Songs of the Cinema” 8/7c pm. The beauties, brains and brawns of Survivor continue their competition on CBS a 8/7c pm. Nashville airs tonight on ABC at 10/9c pm.

American Idol’s Emily Piriz: The Judges “Have Been a Little Harder On Us This Year” – Of the judges panel overall, Piriz tells TVGuide.com: “They’ve been a little harder on us this year, but they just want us to do our best and they’ve been giving really great feedback. Everything Harry says, although sometimes people think it sounds harsh, everything he’s saying is in our best interest and everything they’ve been telling us has really been helping us improve as artists.” – Read more at TV Guide

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From Syesha to Sam: Advice from one ‘Idol’ to another – Though she doesn’t have a lot of time to keep up with the show that made her famous, “American Idol” finalist Syesha Mercado is excited to see another contestant from Bradenton as a finalist this season. Mercado is rooting for Braden River High School senior Sam Woolf as he makes his way through the show’s 13th season. “Everyone wanted me to do another song, but I wanted to do it,” she said. “I had an idea for it that worked for me and it turned out to be one of my standouts, because I did what I liked, what I felt. The best advice I can give him is what Mariah Carey told me. Be you. Be yourself, and just have fun. Sometimes we’re so focused on the future that we’re not enjoying now, and the present moment is the most important moment.” – Read more at Herald Tribune

Inside The Recording Studio: An Interview With Jesse Shatkin – Working with Kelly Clarkson – Jesse’s history with Kelly dates back to the days of 2011?s Stronger (including the GRAMMY-nominated title track “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”), and most recently with her holiday record, Wrapped In Red. But far from the festive classics that she belted out in time for Christmas, the Idol alum’s now opting for songs that sound “a little left-of-center and cool” for her upcoming studio album, due out later this year. “One of them is kind of an electronic banger, but it has kind of a haunting melody that I think she was attracted to,” he says. “She’s really open-minded.” – Read more at Muumuse

Phillip Phillips touring, working on new album – “It’s been a great two years of touring and the last album is something I’m very proud of. You just have to constantly work hard. You can take a short break, but you can’t take too long,” Phillips said in a recent phone interview from New York, where he was working on his next album. “I will continue to work hard because not too many people get this type of opportunity, being able to make a living as a musician. “I’ve very blessed and it’s been a lot of fun.” – Read more at Ottawa Sun

Juan Pablo Galavis Is “So Angry” With Bachelor Producers: “Major Tension” After Filming – “Juan is so angry with the Bachelor production team,” a source tells Us Weekly of the vilified reality star. He’s been peeved ever since Bachelor wrapped shooting four months ago, in fact. “He’s had major tension with them since right when he got back from filming,” the insider explains. “Juan thought they gave him no privacy and wanted to know too much about his personal life and what he was doing all the time.” – Read more at US Magazine

The Bachelor’s Juan Pablo Galavis: I Want to Know a Lot More About Nikki Ferrell
“You go on [The Bachelor] thinking if there is the connection, you propose,” Galavis, 32, tells PEOPLE. “But I don’t feel there’s a need to propose to somebody if I don’t feel 100 percent. I didn’t know Nikki. I want to know more, a lot more.” For her part, Ferrell, 27, is happy to just be Galavis’s girlfriend – for now. – Read more at People

Oliver Hudson & Will Chase Promoted To Regular On ABC’s ‘Nashville’ – Recurring players Oliver Hudson and Will Chase are being promoted to regulars for Season 3, contingent on the ABC series getting a renewal, something considered likely as most of the network’s freshman dramas have struggled mightiBN-AT300_nashvi_E_20131211171906ly this season. Hudson, who joined Nashville in the second episode of this season, plays arrogant Edgehill label head Jeff Fordham. Chase, who was introduced in Episode 5, plays Luke Wheeler, a country superstar and Rayna’s (Connie Britton) current significant. – Read more at Deadline

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