Idol Headlines for 3/7/14

Cassadee Pope, Danielle Bradbery to perform during NCAA Women’s Final Four – Cassadee Pope and Danielle Bradbery will perform a free concert as part of the 2014 NCAA Women’s Final Four activities, Tuesday, April 8, at Nashville’s Music City Center, on the main stage of Tourney Town presented by Capital One. “It’s an honor for me to be a part of something that highlights females’ achievements,” says Cassadee. “I’m thrilled to join the celebration around the NCAA Women’s Final Four in Music City and I can’t wait to perform for the fans.” Danielle echoes those sentiments, saying, “I’m so excited to be performing for the NCAA Women’s Final Four concert in the heart of Music City. It’s going to be a great show and I hope everyone has as much fun as I’ll be having.” – Read more at

The Lineup for On The Road to the RDMAs Includes Jessica Sanchez – Jessica Sanchez will perform Saturday, April 5 – Dallas, Radio Disney Day at the Zoo – Read more at

Lee DeWyze and Lauren Alaina

American Idol season 9 winner, Lee DeWyze tweeted a photo with season 10 runner-up, Lauren Alaina. Apparently the performed together last night! “Great playing with you guys last night! @Lauren_Alaina,” tweeted Lee.


‘American Idol’: What’s Next For Emily Piriz? High School Graduation and a Move to L.A. – Piriz was in good spirits when she sat down with The Hollywood Reporter just minutes after being voted off the show. “I’m a lot more confident in myself,” she volunteered when asked how she had grown during her time on Idol. “I’m optimistic. I’m never going to be down on myself.” And what had she gained from the experience? “Friendships that I can keep for a lifetime. The top 11 contestants are not only talented and amazing musicians, they all have such kind hearts.” Piriz said she was grateful, “for being able to work with the production team, the staff, every single person who helps make this show what it is. They’re all incredible.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Phillip Phillips Talks New Single, Return to ‘American Idol’ Stage – Phillips didn’t mess up, despite the fact that “Raging Fire” is a brand-new song. “Derek [Fuhrmann], Todd [Clark] and I literally wrote that song a week and a half ago. Todd and I were working on a different idea. He had half of the first verse and we said let’s try something else. It wasn’t working out, so I said let’s go back to the original idea. I’m glad we did because I really like this song. We got it mixed and mastered in a few days. On a Tuesday, the label said they wanted to put it out the following Monday.” – Read more at THR

The Swon Brothers follow ‘Voice’ run with debut single – This time last year, almost no one had heard of Oklahoma natives The Swon Brothers. Blake Shelton added the harmonizing country singers to his team last March on Season 4 of “The Voice.” They went on to become finalists that season and since then have signed a record deal with Sony Music Nashville and even performed in Sochi during the Winter Olympics. The men notched another career milestone this week when more than 80 radio stations added their debut single “Later On” to playlists the first week it was available. It’s a vote of confidence in the reality show stars whose sound reflects their influences – Diamond Rio,Restless Heart and The Eagles. – Read more at The Tennessean

Former Voice contestant raises awareness for HIV – A former contestant on NBC’s The Voice was on UT’s campus Thursday to raise awareness about HIV, and he’s spreading the message through the power of his voice. Jamar Rogers joined other East Tennessee celebrities Thursday in the Cox auditorium as part of the 2014 National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS. Thousands of communities across the country are marking the week through different events to raise awareness. – See the Video at WBIR

‘The Voice’s Melanie Martinez On The ‘Disappointing’ Reality Of Singing Shows And Her Creepy ‘Dollhouse’ – Looking back at her time on the show, she admits to Popdust, exclusively, that there are a few songs she wished she had been able to do. “I actually wanted to sing ‘Video Games’ by Lana Del Rey and ‘Creep’ by Radiohead my last time, when I sang ‘Crazy’ instead,” she shares. “I do [the second one] at my live shows all the time. They didn’t want me to do it because it wasn’t familiar to people or something…” – Read more at Popdust

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