Idol Headlines for 5/15/15

Tonight, it’s The Amazing Race FINALE at 8/7c pm on CBS. Which couple will win it all?

Nick Fradiani Set For Memorial Day Anthem – In the coming days, Fradiani will sing the national anthem at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Memorial Day, perform Beautiful Life at the FIFA Women’s World Cup, present on the CMT Music Awards and appear at Nashville’s CMA Music Festival. Somewhere in there, he’ll also need to start making his album and rehearse for the American Idol Live Tour, which begins July 7 in Clearwater, Fla. – Via USA Today

Clay Aiken Set For NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me – Wait Wait Don’t Tell me, the NPR quiz show, will record live in Durham NC on Thursday for a show airing the following Saturday on public radio stations across the country – via

‘American Idol’: How Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba Came to Write Nick Fradiani’s Coronation Song – As American Idol winner Nick Fradiani stood center stage showered in confetti belting out his coronation song, “Beautiful Life,” the song’s writer, Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional watched on with pride, feeling, well, “Vindicated.” “It’s just too good to be true,” Carrabba tells Billboard. “He found a way to make it instantly his own song. What more can you want as a songwriter? That is what you do. You write these songs with your heart invested in it and as an expression of who you are and hope to be. It just speaks volumes to his talent.” – Read more at

‘American Idol’: Candice Glover on New Music, ‘Idol’ Finale, Possible Reality Show – As far as new music, the soulful songstress said fans can expect a fresh sound that is “a bit more in your face” but will still maintain elements of her signature R&B vibe. “Music Speaks’ was an amazing album. It was my baby. It was the first album that I ever made,” she said. “But this album, I want to take more chances and I want to say what’s really on my mind.” Glover also explained that she has had her hand in writing more of the songs on her sophomore release but that she’s also teamed up with some hit-making pros. “I was in the studio the other day with one of Chris Brown’s writers and he has exactly the sound and the feel that I’m going for. We just really really connected and collabed really really well. I’m taking a lot of chances this time around.” – Read more at Billboard

Jordin Sparks Confirms Relationship with Sage the Gemini, Explains Cute Nickname for Him – The American Idol alum, 25, has been sharing cute snaps of herself and rapper Sage the Gemini, 22, since early April, but she finally opened up exclusively to PEOPLE on Thursday about her new boyfriend. “I think they’re pretty obvious,” said a giggling Sparks about her Instagram photos. “We’re having fun. He’s a really good guy, and the pictures speak for themselves … I don’t just kiss people!” – Read more at

Bradbury remains a huge fan of ‘The Voice’ – “My dad still loves the show and never misses it,” Bradbury said. “He never misses an episode, and he always calls to tell me what happened.”
Bradbury said touring with McCreery, who won Season 10 of “American Idol,” was a lot of fun. Bradbury said she she gets asked a lot about an “American Idol”-“The Voice” rivalry, but she claims there isn’t one. In fact, she said she and McCreery became good friends. “We would talk about both shows, how they worked and our experiences, but there isn’t a rivalry, and I’m glad there isn’t. That would be horrible.” Bradbury said she hopes to release the first single from her sophomore album this summer. – Read more at Post

‘American Idol’ and Its Deep Impact On The Country Format – Fans of American Idol were disappointed to learn May 11 that the Fox show will cease production in 2016 after its 15th season. While most of the show’s winners have pursued careers in rock, pop or R&B, in its first 14 seasons the show still had a significant impact on country, ranging from the many top 10 finalists who went on to land Nashville record deals, to Keith’s Urban’s current high-profile role as a judge, to the platform the show provided for established country artists to perform on its stage, often paired with contestants, like Josh Turner’s memorable duet with season 10 winner Scotty McCreery. – Read more at Billboard

‘Nashville’ Boss on Juliette’s “Manic” Move, Teddy’s Future, a Season 4 Wedding – “Everybody is poised to deal with a total life change in season four,” showrunner Dee Johnson tells The Hollywood Reporter. Johnson spoke with THR about Juliette’s “manic” move, Teddy’s future on the series and whether fans can expect another wedding next season. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Simon Cowell Makes Embarrassing Live TV Fail, Accidentally Calling ‘Italia’s Got Talent’ ‘The X Factor’ – Creator of the ‘Got Talent’ franchise, Simon was the guest of honour on the Italian version of the show, and flew in especially, to announce the winner of the show. Unfortunately for him, he was left red-faced when he made an embarrassing blunder and accidentally announced that illusionist Simone Al Ani had won ‘The X Factor’ instead of ‘Italy’s Got Talent’. – Read more at Huffington Post

Simon Cowell to Co-Produce ‘The Fifth Beatle’ as Feature Film Adaptation – IM Global and Simon Cowell‘s Syco Entertainment will co-produce a feature film version of graphic novel The Fifth Beatle. Vivek J. Tiwary wrote the screenplay based on his graphic novel based on the life of the Beatles’ manager, Brian Epstein. A director is expected to be named shortly. The project was unveiled in Cannes. Paul McCartney once said: “If anyone was the fifth Beatle, it was Brian.” A project description says Epstein “overcame seemingly insurmountable odds and personal demons while bringing the Beatles to the world’s attention and kicking off a cultural revolution in the process.” – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

Kym Johnson: I’m “Absolutely Still Seeing” DWTS Partner Robert Herjavec – Still going strong outside the ballroom! Kym Johnson and Robert Herjavec proved their sultry samba and tango moves on Dancing With the Stars this season, and even after their elimination, their chemistry can’t be beat. “He’s such a great guy,” Aussie pro Johnson gushed to Us Weekly at Thursday, May 14’s DWTS PaleyLive event in L.A. “Absolutely, we’re still seeing each other. We love spending time together.” – Read more at US Magazine

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