Idol Headlines for 4/12/14

PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2014 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS – Dick clark productions and Billboard, the ultimate authority in music and home of the iconic Billboard charts defining success in music, announced today the first group of musical performers at this year’s Billboard Music Awards. Billboard Chart toppers Luke Bryan, Imagine Dragons, John Legend and OneRepublic will all join previously announced Jason Derulo, as performers in the live awards show, airing on SUNDAY, MAY 18 on ABC from 8:00–11:00 p.m., ET from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. – Read more at TVByTheNumbers

Maroulis, Reed Join UNSELFIE to Help Abandoned Kids – Tony Award nominated rock star Constantine Maroulis (“Rock of Ages,” “Jekyll and Hyde”) and former “Rock of Ages” co-star Angel Reed have joined showband singer-graphic novelist Arnel Arcedo’s UNSELFIE campaign to raise funds for 13-year-old John Carlo Zaparita and his siblings, Angelo, 11, and Adrian, 6. – Read more at Broadway

Cook Report gives Clay Aiken breathing room – U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers still has a lock on re-election – but …. That’s the analysis by the authoritative and nonpartisan Cook Political Report in a long piece published Friday about Clay Aiken’s chances of an upset. For reasons laid out in detail in the article, The Cook Report “as a precaution” has moved the 2nd Congressional District seat from “solid Republican” to “likely Republican.” Daylight for Aiken comes after the Report sat down with him and came away impressed with his grasp of the issues, passion and sense of political realism. – Read more at the News Observer

Kylie Minogue QUITS The Voice after just one series… and blames tour clash for her decision – Kyle Minogue has quit The Voice UK after one series. The pint-sized popstar – who replaced Jessie J as a coach on the singing competition for its third series – has decided to bow out from her role after just one year due to a schedule clash with her upcoming Kiss Me Once tour. She wrote on her Facebook page: ‘Hi Lovers, thanks to all of you for your incredible support throughout this past season of The Voice UK. – Read more at The Daily Mail

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