Idol Headlines for 5/1/14

Tonight, one more contestant leaves American Idol 13! Keith Urban performs “Good Thing” off his album, Fuse. FOX 9/87c pm. Plus, The iHeartRadio Awards air on NBC 8/7c PM

Idol’s C.J. Harris Discusses Facing Adversity as a Black Country Artist – “I would go in some bars and people didn’t want to see [me],” Harris told this week. “It didn’t matter how good I was. They didn’t want to hear it. I’ve had people walk out on me. I’ve booked shows back at home, and I’d come and play the show, and the owner would come up to me and say, ‘Hey, people just aren’t enjoying your music tonight. We want you to cut it short.’ It was obviously because of one reason. I’ve dealt with that.” – Read more at TV Guide

‘American Idol’ Contestant C.J. Harris: ‘I Could Kind of Feel [I Was Going Home]’ – “At the beginning, I started off really strong. If I could have performed some different songs at the beginning and saved some of those other ones for the end… I think I gave away all my good ones right at the beginning,” he shared. “I probably would have saved ‘Trouble’ by Ray LaMontagne or the Sam Cooke song.” – Read more at

Carrie Underwood’s Husband Mike Fisher: “I Stay Out of Her Way” When She’s Focused on Work – “I’ve been writing quite a bit, it’s exciting!” Underwood told Us of her upcoming fifth studio album. “It definitely has a different sound. There are some thematic things that are quite different. I love strong women. So I want things that I can get on stage and just feel empowered.” – Read more at US Magazine

Clay Aiken, Keith Crisco exchange verbal punches in congressional race – Keith Crisco’s congressional campaign has sunk its teeth into what it sees as a weak spot for opponent Clay Aiken: the former entertainer’s failure to attend meetings of a national committee on people with disabilities. Aiken found himself defending his absences again on Wednesday, this time on national TV, where he went on the offensive and said Crisco was trying to buy the election with a largely self-funded campaign. Crisco launched the attack in a TV ad last week, and is following it up with repeat mailers hammering away at the same slogan: “No Show Clay.” – Read more at News Observer

Tess Boyer Exit Interview

Bria Kelly Exit Interview

‘Voice’ performance raises bar for Kristen Merlin – “It was nerve-wracking. Stepping out of country for me was a risk,” Merlin said. “I was nervous how it would go over. It kind of leaves me trying to figure out how to go from there. It makes things a little more difficult moving forward. The other good side to it was I gained a different audience.” – Read more at The Boston Herald

Via Access Hollywood

Chris Harrison: Why We Told the ‘Bachelorette’ Stars About Eric Hill’s Death – However, when one contestant from the current season, Eric Hill died in a paragliding accident last Wednesday, host Chris Harrison said producers felt compelled to tell star Andi Dorfman and the men still on the show. “We never would have kept it from them,” Harrison told ABC News. “He was a good friend of theirs. Absolutely, they know.” “They’re still dealing with it, still making decisions and trying to come to terms with it because his funeral was a few days ago we all decided, ‘Let’s deal with this and get past it and heal ourselves,” he continued. “Everybody’s very emotional right now and that’ never a good time to make a final decision.” – Read more at ABC News

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