Idol Headlines for 02/02/12

Scotty McCreery is heading back to high school tweets, “Alrighty yall.. imma hit the hay.. First day back at school this new semester tomorrow. We’ll do it again sometime! Much love..”

Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Hudson will be featured on the the NFL Super Bowl Gospel Celebration. Airing 12 pm Sunday on FOX. Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Bono, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Lionel Richie, CeCe Winans and Kirk Franklin will also appear. (LA Times)

Haley Reinhart will be featured on the Grammy Week Backstage Pass, sponsored by the Grammy Museum – “Backstage Pass” are educational workshops taking place in the Clive Davis Theater. The hour-long program gives students who want to make it in the industry a behind the scenes look.  A live performance will end the session.  Haley is set for Friday, Feb 10.  Claude Kelly, BC Jean, Goapele, and Marty Stuart will also participate. (LA Examiner)

Jordin Sparks, James Durbin Songs To Be Featured During the Superbowl – As part of a partnership between the league and the music licensing company, original works have been commissioned to replace and augment the licensed material that for years has been used during touchdown celebrations and various lulls in the action. Some of the artists already attached to the endeavor are Rucker, Sparks, Chickenfoot and James Durbin (whose song for the N.F.L. is featured in the video above). All of the songs will be played at various times throughout Sunday’s Super Bowl. – New York Times

No idle moments for Scotty McCreery – Scotty McCreery had just come home from school with an assignment: write essays for college applications. Wait a minute. Isn’t he the reigning “American Idol”? Isn’t he about to go on tour with Brad Paisley? The high-school senior plans to be on campus in the fall. Last month, he was putting the finishing touches on applications for four or five schools. He’s committed to his career but determined to go to college part-time, too. –

Adam Lambert on E! News 2/1/12 – Adam talks about his upcoming music video for “Better Than I Know Myself” to E News.


‘The Voice’s’ Dia Frampton Stars in Own Web Series (Video) – The Voice returns this weekend after the Super Bowl, but NBC is reminding us of the talent it’s already found on Season 1 with a new web series featuring runner-up Dia Frampton called Dia’s Next Stage. In the five-episode series, viewers can watch Dia deal with everything from press to fashion as she moves forward with her career. Viewers will also get exclusive live performances from the singer. (Episode 1 premieres today) – Hollywood Reporter

Nicole Scherzinger, Paula Abdul Leave ‘X Factor’: Mariah Carey to Be New Judge? – While the diva herself has yet to respond to the speculation about her ‘X Factor’ future, Mimi’s husband Nick Cannon decided to speak on the topic during his radio show ‘Rollin’ With Nick Cannon’ last week. “Like Nicole Scherzinger, my wife is not a fan of judging people. Nicole actually did say that she is used to performing, and the judging thing is not really natural for her,” he explained. Nick continued, reminding us that his wife is one of the biggest recording superstar ever, “I really think that a lot of entertainers feel that way and I think these shows are really good shows, but when you get someone of status, or just big-time, career-wise, to do these shows, I personally think it’s a step down.” “Why would would my wife want to be on a show like that?” Cannon asked. “For somebody who has a legendary career, I don’t know why they would do that.” – Read more at AOL

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