Idol Headlines for 01/25/11 – The Evening Edition

Siobhan Magnus tweets, “New Lunar Valve tracks will be available for download on Valentine’s Day. We will keep you updated!…LunarValve is excited to play this Sunday at the Ryan J Lariviere Memorial Fund Battle of the Bands in Foxboro, MA!…I also can’t wait to go back to Nashville next week to do some solo recordings! I will have more information on that soon!”


Alexis Grace tweets that she’s singing the the Star Spangled Banner on Feb 17 for the Morgan Keegan tennis match With Andy Roddick.


‘American Idol’ eyes Nashville this week

American Idol fans: Tune in to see your neighbors on Thursday, Jan. 27.

That night’s episode of the long-running singing competition is expected to focus on the auditions held in Nashville last July.

More than 16, 000 hopeful vocalists lined up at Bridgestone Arena to audition during Idol’s second hunt for contestants in Music City. The current cast of judges — Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez — also came this way in October to see a second round of Idol contenders at the Ryman Auditorium.



Academy Award nominee Tom Douglas (Best Song for “Country Strong”) on Casey James

“I’m working with a new band called Mockingbird Sun, and I’m working tomorrow with Casey James — he came in third on ‘American Idol’ last season. He’s the real deal. He’s a great singer and great guitar player, so I’m looking forward to writing with him.

Tom Douglas also won CMA Song of the Year 2 years in a row for Lady Antebellum’s “Run to You” (2009) and Miranda Lambert’s “The House that Built Me” (2010)

Read more at 411


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CW Exclusive: Reba Among ACM Honorees

Country Weekly has learned that country superstars Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland, Reba McEntire and Carrie Underwood will be honored by the Academy of Country Music at Girls Night Out: Superstar Women of Country, which will be taped on Monday, April 4 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and which will later air on CBS. Additional honorees and participating talent for the special tribute concert are forthcoming.

Each woman will be honored for the special achievements in their careers.

Read more at Country Weekly


Tim Urban – Pirates


Idoloonies Premiere: Idol Addicts Talk Precocious Youngsters, New Judges; Plus, Matt Giraud Performs!

Week one of American Idol‘s tenth season is in the books, but here at TVLine, we’re still obsessing about every last detail of the two-night, three-hour premiere. And that’s why we’re launching a brand new Web series, Idoloonies, hosted by yours truly, along with a rotating panel of readers, Idol alumni, and other special guests. For the Idoloonies world premiere, I caught up with crazy-talented season 8 finalist Matt Giraud, plus TVLine superfans Marta Diehm, Peter Marra, and Adam Baranker, and got their takes on the best and worst Golden Ticket recipients from the New Jersey and New Orleans auditions (Matt likes “Times Square waitress girl”); Idol‘s sudden onslaught of teenage contestants; the show’s spankin’ new judges panel of Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, and Randy Jackson; and the producers’ tweaked approach to contestants’ sob stories.

Watch the Videos at TV Line


Q&A: Clay Aiken

A few weeks out from a major U.S. tour that starts Feb. 10, Clay Aiken admits he’s a bit overwhelmed by the preparations for his jaunt.

“I’m looking toward it, yes, ” said Aiken, who became a household name after he took second place in the sophomore season of “American Idol.” “That’s not to imply that I’m not looking forward to it. There’s just quite a bit of work and finagling that goes into getting it started. It’s always incredibly fun when you get out on the road. But the weeks before the tour are a little more work than they are fun.”

Read more at Soundspike


Blake Lewis and BT demo the Stutter Edit at NAMM last week. Watch the video HERE.


Lee DeWyze Shout Out to his Fans from Soldier’s Field, Chicago


Crystal Bowersox Interview on Lightning 100 Nashville

Crystal performs “Farmer’s Daughter” and “Arlene”

Via MrPeacefulrevolution


Candace Cameron Bure posts a photo with Danny Gokey from the set of the FOX TV movie, “Truth Be Told”

Danny reportedly has a guest spot!


Alexis Grace on the New Season of Idol

Idol Chatter with The Q: Premiere Night:


Former X Factor contestant James Smith found dead in woodland

The 45-year-old, who was part of four-piece band North Life with friends Darren Burlison, Andrew Richardson, and Graham White on the 2010 programme, was discovered in a wooded area in Stockton-on-Tees by a dog walker at the weekend.

His death is not being treated as suspicious and a post-mortem is being carried out.

Mr Smith and his band-mates made it through the auditions round with a version of Let Me Entertain You by Robbie Williams before exiting at the boot-camp stage.

Read more at Metro


Glee to go Country?

The hit-TV show “Glee” is reportedly preparing to go country for an episode during the current season. According to TVOvermind, “the show is currently looking for actors/actresses to play cowboys and cowgirls for a big scene taking place in a country bar. The episode will begin shooting on January 25 and the shoot for the scene is expected to last an entire day.” No word yet on when the episode will air.

Read more at Country Music is Love


‘Glee’ Star Gets HAMMERED … Responsibly!

Mark Salling from “Glee” drank his face off at Skybar in Hollywood last night — but even though he was loopy … he KNEW not to get behind the wheel.

Salling was letting loose after a pretty hectic week at the office — and dude celebrated his first day off in three weeks by partying with a bunch of friends … who ALL insisted on keeping the streets safe by cabbing it home.

See the video at TMZ


EXCLUSIVE: Inside the Hot Business of ‘Glee’

Welcome to the “Gleekly meeting, ” a pep rally during which the many tentacles that tend to the nearly half-billion-dollar brand convene to discuss the latest strategies for what has become the network’s No. 2 priority. Averaging 14 million viewers this season, Glee still trails American Idol by a good 10 million, but it’s inching closer to the juggernaut with each passing day. To wit: By the next morning, Jan. 20, hours after Idol’s premiere ratings would show a season-over-season 13 percent decline, the most prominent ad on the Fox lot facing busy Pico Boulevard suddenly had been switched from Ryan Seacrest and company to the Glee gang.

See the Gallery

Read more at the Hollywood Reporter


‘Glee’ Vs. Kings of Leon, Round 2

“F— you, Kings of Leon, ” he says in THR’s cover story, out this week. “They’re self-centered assholes, and they missed the big picture. They missed that a 7-year-old kid can see someone close to their age singing a Kings of Leon song, which will maybe make them want to join a glee club or pick up a musical instrument. It’s like, OK, hate on arts education. You can make fun of Glee all you want, but at its heart, what we really do is turn kids on to music.”

Read more at the Hollywood Reporter

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