Idol Headlines for 01/20/12 – The Evening Edition

Watch Steven Tyler, Ryan Seacrest, Randy Jackson on the Tonight show on NBC 11:35/10:35c. Randy and Steven will be jamming out with Aerosmith’s Joe Perry.

American Idol San Diego auditions air this Sunday after the Championship game on FOX, while the Portland auditions are set for January 25th.

Sneak Peek of ‘American Idol’ Special Broadcast – After American Idol launched its eleventh season with a two-night premiere event that featured contestants belting their hearts out on the East Coast, the hit singing show is planning a special broadcast this Sunday from sunny California. As seen in the featured preview, the auditions for this Sunday’s special show were filmed on an aircraft carrier in San Diego. – ETOnline

Still Chasing The Dream: ‘American Idol’ Eleven Years In – In the natural order of things, thoughts of spring tickle our minds when budding wildflowers peep through softening earth. Or maybe a groundhog is involved. There may be snow on the ground in parts of the country, but for me, the warming trend begins when my flatscreen shows Randy Jackson strutting across some regional sports arena lobby, decorative pendant swinging in the breeze. I’m a creature of television habit, and American Idol is my seasonal indulgence. – Read more at NPR

Scotty McCreery Thanks his Fans

Lauran Alaina Vists Dad’s Workplace – Lauren Alaina, the 2011 American Idol Runner-up, visited her father’s workplace, BASF in Chattanooga, on Jan. 6 to thank his co-workers for their support during the competition. She met and signed autographs for plant workers and their family members.

“I love getting the opportunity to meet my dad’s co-workers,” said Lauren Alaina. “I really appreciate how supportive everyone has been.” – Read more at NewsChannel9

As Seacrest Makes Deals, a Potential Role on ‘Today’ Still Looms – When Ryan Seacrest called on Thursday to talk about his investment in HDNet, the cable channel that will, with his help, become AXS TV later this year, we had to ask about his possible presence on another channel. We wondered, had he started to practice saying “This is ‘Today,’ on NBC”? – Read more at the New York Times

Simon Cowell: I was smug and cocky – The guru was hit by ratings falls for The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent, a row over Red or Black and US X Factor’s failure to net 20million viewers. Cowell, 52, said: “I got a bit too cocky. We got a big wake-up call.” He also said BGT’s judging panel was not good enough and revealed he poached Alesha Dixon to hurt BBC rival Strictly. – Read more at The Sun

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