Idol Headlines for 4/7/14

The last of the Battle Rounds airs tonight on The Voice! Join our live blog at 8/7c PM NBC. It’s the big switch up on Dancing With The Stars, tonight at 8/7c PM ABC. Join our live blog to find out the new partner pairings!

Carrie Underwood will debut a new song tonight, at the ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops taping. The concert will air on CBS on May 20. Reportedly, it’s called “Keep Us Safe” and is co-written by Carrie, Luke Laird, Hillary Lindsey and Shane McAnally.

Ben Briley plans homecoming concert – A free concert featuring Briley is set for Thursday, April 24 on the square in downtown Gallatin. The performance is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. and will also serve as a fundraiser for the historic Palace Theatre. “It’s a real big honor to be able to do this,” Briley said about what will be his first public performance since leaving the show. “I’m really grateful that they wanted me to play.” -Read more at the Tennessean

Reality Check: Was the Idol Save Wasted? Plus: Too Much Power for Shakira & The Voice Judges?

Read more at TV Line

James Durbin Gives Acoustic a Chance at Yahoo Music – James Durbin made a name for himself on “American Idol” as Season 10’s resident rocker — screaming for vengeance with Judas Priest, grandly brandishing a Gothic cane while covering Muse, covering Sammy Hagar’s “Heavy Metal” movie theme, and coining the widely obeyed catchphrase “give metal a chance!” But there’s a softer side to James, as evidenced by his new toned-down look, the poppier sound of his sophomore album, “Celebrate” (on which he co-wrote 10 of the 11 tracks), and his recent unplugged performances at Yahoo Music. – Read more at Yahoo Music

IN MY DREAMS official ABC trailer

New Hallmark movie, starring Katharine McPhee

Natalie (Katharine McPhee) and Nick (Mike Vogel) don’t know each other, but they share lots in common. They’re both frustrated in their work lives (Natalie is managing a failing restaurant; Nick is working as an unappreciated architect for an unpleasant boss). And they’re both frustrated in the romance department (Natalie despairs of finding Mr. Right; Mike’s meddling mother — played by JoBeth Williams — is forever trying to set him up with candidate girlfriends). After tossing coins in Hayward Fountain, Nick and Natalie start dreaming about each other. But here’s the catch: they may be perfect for each other, but according to fountain mythology, they only have a week to turn those sweet dreams into fabulous reality.

Keith Urban Says Nicole Kidman ‘Does an Amazing Job’ Keeping Family Together – “I always give props to Nic,” said Urban, 46. “Because we travel so much as a family, she does an amazing job keeping everybody together. She’s got the kids’ schedule dialed in, she’s dropping them off even in the middle of her work. I couldn’t do any of this without her.” – Read more at People

Simon Cowell’s ‘Got Talent’ Sets Guinness Record for World’s Most Successful TV Format – LONDON – The Got Talent franchise on Monday officially entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the globe’s most successful reality TV format. Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia said the official record book keeper has verified the show’s number one ranking. The format, created by Cowell, first launched as Britain’s Got Talent in 2007 and has subsequently been adapted for broadcast in 58 countries, the producers said. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

‘Dancing With the Stars’: ABC’s Aging Reality Show Tries to Skew Younger With Changes – In an effort to stem steep ratings declines, Dancing With the Stars is changing its tune. After the move last year to a combined performance and results show failed to give the ABC reality flagship a lift, producers are overhauling the show with more current music, a new co-host in Fox Sports’ Erin Andrews and increased audience participation. Dancing is still a force in total viewers, averaging 15 million last season, but those viewers are now 62.1 years old, making it the grayest broadcast show not on CBS. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Peta’s DWTS Blog: ‘It’s a Very Strange Feeling’ Being Charlie’s Partner This Week – I think James’s bullying package during last week’s show was such a strong message for kids in school. Bullying happens everywhere, all over the world, and usually, most kids have a story dealing with it. I think he just wanted to share the message with everybody that everything is going to be all right if you stay strong and keep pushing through with your dreams. – Read more at People

DWTS’ Erin Andrews: Reports of On-Set Tension “Had Me Worried” – “I’ve got to be honest. … It kind of got me worried and scared,” Andrews told last week, noting that she immediately called producers to do damage control. “I just went back and forth with the producers like, ‘Are we good here? Please tell me what I need to work on. Please tell me what I need to do. ‘And they’re like, ‘We couldn’t be happier.'” – Read more at TV Guide

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