Idol Headlines for 01/18/12

Bucky Covington performs his single, “I Wanna Be That Feeling” on FOX 17 in Nashville. Watch it Here.

Listen to a preview of David Archuleta’s Nandito Ako.

It’s from the TV show he’s shooting right now in the Philippines.

‘American Idol’: 10 Predictions For Season 11 – Believe it or not, “American Idol” kicks off its 11th season Wednesday night (January 17), and for longtime fans of the show (like myself), it is a time of great trepidation. And not just because we’ve got nothing but auditions to look forward to for the next 354 weeks. Instead, rarely, if ever, has the future — nay, the very existence — of the program been as cloudy as it is right now. – Read more at MTV.

Judging slump? Fatigue factor? 5 questions ‘Idol’ is facing – “American Idol” is hours away from starting its 11th season, undoubtedly by finding some rags-to-riches auditioner who starts the year off on a hopeful note. But while that may be a no-brainer, there’s a lot that’s uncertain about this season. Here are five key questions that the show will have to answer. – Read more at MSNBC

‘American Idol’: Where Are Katharine McPhee, Leah LaBelle Now? – “American Idol” kicks off its 11th season Wednesday night with its first of eight audition episodes. But before we’re inundated with a new batch of contestants (many of whom we’ll forget
about by June), let’s play catch-up with some noteworthy alums. Sure, our Kellys and Carries have remained household names throughout the years, but others — like Katharine McPhee and Leah LaBelle — are poised to have their biggest post-“Idol” years yet. – Read more at VH1

‘American Idol’ Season 10: Where Are They Now? – In interviews following their elimination from the show, “American Idol” contestants often claim that his or her road to stardom has not ended, and that good things are to come on the horizon. But, if previous seasons are any indication, continued fame is hard to come by, unless your name is Chris Daughtry or Jennifer Hudson. Is that the case for any of the also-rans of last season? Or have the men and women of “Idol”‘s tenth season shown more promise than some of their immediate predecessors? Read on to find out what some of last season’s favorites have been up to since the cameras stopped rolling last May. – Read more at Billboard

‘American Idol’ Game Changers: Adam Lambert, David Cook, Clay Aiken Among the Top 10 – Indeed, it’s been a long road that launched with meager beginnings – a makeshift judges’ table and the Texas-sized voice that could: Kelly Clarkson. She set the bar high but plenty have moved it along the way. From the first time a runner-up outsold a winner to the first eye-popping moment when Adam Lambert turned up the heat to 11, Idol has seen many game-changing contestants and performances in its decade on the air. Here, our picks for 10 that stand the test of time: – The Hollywood Reporter

American Idol winner Kris Allen wants to help teachers – American Idol winner Kris Allen may sing for a living, but he knows all too well the challenges that public school teachers face thanks to his wife, Katie, a drama school teacher in Arkansas.
“She loves her job, but she often talks about the challenges,” says Allen. “She’d love to take her students to see a play, but can’t afford to. It’s hard for teachers to do these kinds of things nowadays because schools don’t get enough funding.” – Read more at USA Today

James Durbin on Life After ‘American Idol’ & Are Haley Reinhart & Stefano Langone Really Dating? – I don’t think “Deeper” would be a single. I think the next single that would work would be “Love in Ruins” for Hot AC. I think that song could be a definite hit. It has much more of a throwback feel. And then for Rock, there is a song called “Higher than Heaven” which I co-wrote. It’s so personal. It’s about my life before I met my wife, Heidi. I was going down a broken road, drugs, partying. It was really dark and depressing. And then as soon as I met her, I felt something inside me. A light turned on that had never turned on before and I knew that this was it. If I was going to impress this woman, I had to impress myself. I had to make myself a better person. I stopped doing drugs, I stopped smoking weed, I stopped going to raves. I worked my a** off and I changed that, for her. She was my guardian angel. That’s what I wrote about in “Higher Than Heaven.” But it’s rock n roll, it’s not cheesy whatsoever. It’s me. – Read more at OK

Glee’s Cory Monteith Spills on “Amazing” Finn and Rachel Shocker—and His Season-Four Fate! – So why’d Finn pop the big Q now? “Finn has some real, real feelings for Rachel that lead toward it,” Cory explains, “but I think he’s also trying to hang on to something. He’s trying to keep the love locked down. You know what I’m saying? He’s trying to hang on to what he considers to be the one good thing in life he has going, which is his relationship with Rachel. He feels like it’s his. He’s kind of down on himself because everyone knows what they’re doing; everyone knows where they’re going and he doesn’t. And the one thing he knows he wants is Rachel. He’s in love with her.” – Read more at EW

Glee Scoop: Cory Monteith on the Surprise ‘Finchel’ [Spoiler], Plus: What’s Next for the Duo! – By now, most “Finchel” fans have probably dropped dead from the overload of gleeky goodness found in the final moments of Glee‘s “Yes/No.” But if any of you are still alive and kickin’, TVLine has some fresh Finn and Rachel scoop straight from star Cory Monteith. – Read more at EW

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