Idol Headlines for 4/19/14

This Saturday is Record Store Day! – Phillip Phillips performs at Rasputin in Berkeley California at 1 pm. Via The Bay Bridged

10 Things You May Not Know About Me: Justin Guarini of ‘Wicked’ – 1. I had to choose either the stage or Idol I was at a crossroads in my life there in 2002. I had a choice to either go into the company of The Lion King or to do American Idol. I could’ve gone either way, but with the success I was having in L.A. I felt I should just keep going with that. And ten years later, I came full circle. The past four years have been steep with musical theater with doing that first Broadway show and really great regional shows, I feel really lucky. – Read more at New York

Justin Guarini Brings Wicked Talent to Fiyero – Wicked is considered by many to be the pinnacle of Broadway musicals. How and when did it first appear on your radar? Funnily enough, about eight years ago I auditioned for the Broadway and touring company of Wicked, and they offered me the tour but I wasn’t able to do it due to scheduling conflicts. Seven years later they were recasting the show and [director] Joe Mantello and [producer] David Stone had actually gone to see Romeo and Juliet, and I was on the short list for a Fiyero replacement. Romeo and Juliet was what got me the opportunity! – Read more at Theatre Mania


Bucky Covington Releases First Independent Single, ‘Buzzin’ – After putting out two albums through record labels, Bucky Covington has released the debut single, ‘Buzzin,’ from his upcoming album, which will mark his first venture as an independent artist. The North Carolina native produced the track with Dale Oliver, who is co-producing the entire project with him. Fans won’t have to wait too long to hear new tunes. The former ‘American Idol‘ contestant will release an album of brand-new music this fall. – Read more at The Boot

Alabama Quietly Strikes Bo Bice Day From State Calendar – MONTGOMERY, AL—Conceding that there was no longer a need to formally acknowledge the accomplishments of American Idol fourth season runner-up and Alabama native Bo Bice, state officials Friday quietly moved to strike Bo Bice Day from the official state calendar. “The State of Alabama has officially observed Bo Bice Day every May 24th since 2005, and after nine great years, we have decided to discontinue the holiday,” said Alabama Governor Robert J. Bentley, adding that he was still proud of how the vocalist from Huntsville represented the state on national television. “Bo is an exceptional talent, and we wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.” Bentley went on to confirm that Taylor Hicks Day would continue as scheduled. – The Onion. Yes. I know. It’s The Onion. It’s Satire. I thought it was cute…

Dancing’s Derek Hough: I’m So Proud of Amy – Thanks for all your votes and messages this week. They’ve really meant a lot to us, Amy especially. The waltz was a hard one for us, but we pushed through and I’m so proud of Amy and how well she did. We had our usual pep talk before we went out to dance and I just told her to really enjoy it. At the end of our performances, Amy is quick to criticize herself. As soon as we finish, she’ll point out what she did wrong or say, “I was off-balance” or something. As I’m holding her, she’ll say something in my ear. So I told her, “The moment after you finish the dance, when everyone’s applauding, just soak it in and enjoy that moment. You’re denying yourself that by immediately critiquing yourself. Enjoy it.” – Read more at TV Guide

Simon Cowell petrified as 11-year-old throws KNIVES at Britain’s Got Talent judge during audition – Simon Cowell was left looking petrified in one of the most dangerous stunts in the history of Britain’s Got Talent. Edward Zinder, 11, throws knives at the music mogul on stage on Saturday night. Edward started his circus career as the ringmaster when he was only seven-years-old and is now thought to be the youngest knife thrower in Europe. Talking to the Mirror, Edwards’ dad Eddie said: “He’s come quite close a couple of times but he’s never actually hit anyone with the knives.” On the show Cowell tells Edward:”I kind of felt my life going in front of me then.” Amanda Holden tells him: “You nearly killed Simon Cowell.” – Read more at the

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