Idol Headlines for 4/4/14

Ruben Studdard tweets, “Check me out as I perform on @IAmSteveHarvey show today.. It’s always fun when I get with Uncle Steve!!!!”

MIRANDA LAMBERT TO DUET WITH BLAKE SHELTON, PLUS PERFORMANCES BY ELI YOUNG BAND AND RASCAL FLATTS, ON “ACM PRESENTS: AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS,” TO BE BROADCAST TUESDAY, MAY 20 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK – A duet with Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, as well as performances by Eli Young Band and Rascal Flatts, have been added to the country superstar performance lineup for ACM PRESENTS: AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS, to be broadcast Tuesday, May 20 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and hosted by NCIS: LOS ANGELES stars LL COOL J and Chris O’Donnell. The concert event, which features some of the biggest names in country music paying tribute to our armed forces, will be taped Monday, April 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. – Read more at CBS

American Idol’s C.J. Harris & Dexter Roberts Have Been Friends for Years – “We’ve been friends for about five years,” C.J. Harris told reporters of fellow contestant Dexter Roberts. “We performed our duet [“Alright” by Darius Rucker] back at home.” Harris, 23, and Roberts, 22, found each other randomly, and were brought together by music, while on spring break in Panama City. “I met him on the beach,” said Roberts. “I was playing the guitar, and he just walked up and asked to play with me.” The two remained close through the years, though they didn’t tell each other they were auditioning for Idol – because they just assumed the other would be in line. – Read more at People

After the Show: The Top 8 – AMERICAN IDOL SEASON XIII

‘Voice’ Cast Talks Season 7’s New Coach Pharrell Williams

Jessica Sanchez and Lola the Sloth Talk about Radio Disney Day at the Zoo – American Idol Runner-up Jessica Sanchez takes the GMT stage and meets up with Lola the sloth to talk about the concert at the Dallas Zoo. – See the Video HERE

Bowersox to LGBT teens: It’s OK – “Honestly, I didn’t think it was really important for me myself to come out,” Bowersox said in a phone interview with The Blade a few days ahead of her free concert Saturday night at the H Lounge at Hollywood Casino, 777 Hollywood Blvd. “I didn’t think it was a big deal.” The struggles of LGBTQ teenagers facing personal and family crises over their sexuality, however, convinced the Toledo singer-songwriter she should acknowledge her bisexuality . “It was for kids in high school who are not able to fully accept and love themselves for who they are or for the families who are divided over something as silly as someone’s sexual orientation,” she said. – Read more at Toledo Blade

Former ‘Idol’ Casey Abrams still an upright bass kind of guy – Q. You were born in Texas but spent some of your early years in Chicago — preschool through fourth grade. Do you think your years in Chicago influenced your musical tastes? A: That’s where I learned the recorder. From there, I started taking piano lessons. That’s where I started singing the Beach Boys and the Beatles in the car. My first music lesson was in Wilmette. I went to McKenzie Elementary School. – Read more at Chicago Sun Times

The Voice winner Tessane Chin is ready for stardom – “If anything, I want to say that pressure gives me fuel. Because I want to show them that their love and support is all worth it. It kind of gives me wings to be able to strive and do what I have to do, especially on those days when I feel like it’s too much. “Then I’m like, ‘Hey, there are people out there that support you, they just want success for you.’ And that’s what I’m trying to do with this album – to take my time and give them the best.” – Read more at The Star

Lea Michele, Rohan Chand to Lead Voice Cast of DreamWorks Animation’s Bollywood Musical (Exclusive) – “Glee” star Lea Michele and talented child actor Rohan Chand (“Bad Words”) are nearing deals to voice two of the lead characters in DreamWorks Animation’s musical “Bollywood Superstar Monkey,” multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. Representatives for DreamWorks Animation and Michele did not immediately respond to requests for comment. – Read more at The Wrap

Survivor’s Sarah Says Her Elimination Was “A Complete Shock” – Tribal Council on Wednesday’s Survivor: Cagayan will likely go down as one of the craziest in the show’s history (two immunity idols and a blindside!) But was Kass McQuillen’s jaw-dropping decision to flip on her six-person alliance during Wednesday’s Survivor a brilliant move that will bring her to the end of the game, or one that will end up coming back to haunt her? According to Sarah Lacina, who found herself the casualty of Kass’ bold decision, it’s the latter. “We all had discussed that you ruin all your chances at winning the game if you flip,” Sarah tells “My honest opinion on why she flipped is [that] she just wanted to create controversy. That was almost number one in her book, and then winning the game was number two.” – Read more at TV

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