Idol Headlines for 01/28/11

Today’s Idol Appearances

  • Danny Gokey performs at the Museum Club in Flagstaff AZ. More information HERE.
  • Crystal Bowersox appears on Tennessee Mornings in Nashville
  • Crystal Bowersox appears at Blissdom in Nashville
  • Siobhan Magnus on FOX 25 morning news
  • Brandon Rogers and So&So plays the Foundation Room at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, 8:30 pm PST.
  • Tim Urban, Katie Stevens, Didi Benami, and Andrew Garcia appear on Extra TV

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Carrie Underwood has been confirmed to perform at the Grand Ole Opry on Friday, March 4 with Rodney Atkins and more.

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The Crystal Bowersox debut album, Farmer’s Daughter is on sale for 3.99 as an mp3 download at Amazon today. Check it out HERE

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More Headlines after the JUMP…

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Siobhan Magnus performs with Lunar Valve on FOX 25 Boston

Siobhan will perform at this weekend’s 2011 Battle of the Bands at Patriot’s Place in Foxboro.

The song she performed “Where Demons Lie” will be available on iTunes February 14.

Siobhan Magnus performs on FOX 25: MyFoxBOSTON.com

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Huntsville’s Paul McDonald going to Hollywood for ‘American Idol’

The Times talked with McDonald before his Dec. 30 show here and he was definitely full of energy, although the subject of “Idol” didn’t come up. The Grand Magnolias are based in Nashville and McDonald had just gotten “Tailor to the Stars” Manuel Cuevas to make him a flashy white Elvis-like sequined suit for his gig at Crossroads. Of course, it would make sense that McDonald would also get the suit for “Idol.”

McDonald said in December that the group changed from Hightide Blues to Grand Magnolias so that clubs and venues booking shows outside the South would think of them more as a rock band and not blues.

Read more at Al.com

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Interview: Danielle Pease, Mainer and ‘American Idol’ Contestant

More at FOX Maine

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Lee DeWyze interview with FLX News

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Crystal Bowersox Interview with 92.9 DaveFM

Crystal

Via MamaSoxVillage

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Crystal Bowersox sings “Arlene” at Dave FM Circle of Friends

Via JeniJaco

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Carrie Underwood & Mike Fisher’s Knicks/Heat Date Night

Making for a rare date night sighting, Carrie Underwood was hand-in-hand with husband Mike Fisher in New York City on Thursday (January 27).

The country singing cutie shielded her face while heading to the car alongside her man after watching the New York Knicks beat the Miami Heat 93-88 at Madison Square Garden.

The sighting comes as Miss Underwood has been the subject of recent baby-on-the-way rumors, though her rep has since cleared the air by telling Gossip Cop, “She is not pregnant.”

See the Photos at Gossip Center

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Tim Urban: Chilin with Didi and Katie after the extra interview!

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Tim McGraw makes music personal

Editor’s note: Former “American Idol” contestant Carmen Rasmusen Herbert writes about her favorite entertainers in her column “What I Love About … ” Read her weekly blog online at our website.

There have been only a few concerts I’ve been to in my life that I distinctly remember.

The Tim McGraw concert was one of them. I remember where I sat, who warmed up (JoDee Mesina), the venue (EnergySolutions Arena — then the Delta Center) and who I was with.

My best friend and I sang along to almost every song, and danced to the ones we didn’t.

Read more at Deseret News

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Sanjaya Sounds Off On New American Idol

Sanjaya Malakar exclusively gives his take on the new season of American Idol to RadarOnline.com in this brand new video blog, where the memorable contestant from 2007 says the show’s Wednesday night auditions in Milwaukee were “awesome… really good”

The Washington state native said that this year’s crop of judges are knowledgeable, and the contestants look polished, as they seem to know what makes a winner after the show’s decade-long run on the air.

“Ten years, that’s a lot of time to study and it has paid off, ” Sanjaya said.

See the Video at RadarOnline

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Matthew Morrison: Katie Couric to Show Off Dance Moves in ‘Glee’

Matthew Morrison spills a few more secrets about the special “Glee” Super Bowl episode, revealing that CBS News anchor Katie Couric will perform a dance number on the show.

In an interview with Ryan Seacrest on his 102.7 KIIS-FM radio show, Morrison says it was “a blast” working with Couric and says he gets to dance with the newswoman on the much-talked-about episode, which airs on Fox after the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 6.

Read more at ET

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Steven Jones tipped for X Factor USA?

TELLY pin-up Steve Jones has confirmed he is a frontrunner to land the £1.25million job of presenting X Factor USA.

And in a blow to rival Dermot O’Leary, execs reckon sex god Steve may clinch the deal as he is “better looking”.

T4 host Steve, 33, admitted he is in the frame for the job at the National TV Awards after-party on Wednesday night, saying: “I’m hearing good things.”

But he added: “I don’t want to jinx anything by thinking I’ve got it. One day I hear it’s going my way, one day I’m less sure.”

However, sources say both he and Dermot, who hosts the UK version, may lose out to a US local.

Read more at The Sun

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Matthew Morrison Wants Elton John to Play Sue Sylvester’s Boyfriend on Glee

“We should find a spot for him to be on the show, ” Morrison, 32, tells PEOPLE. “That would be awesome. He’s a living legend. He just brings such a great energy and a great validity to everything he does.”

What sort of role does the actor, who plays Mr. Schuester, see for John?

“He should do something with Jane Lynch, ” Morrison says, referring to the Golden Globe-winning actress who plays Glee’s no-nonsense cheerleading coach, Sue Sylvester. “I think he should maybe play her boyfriend or some kind of love interest for her. I think that would be funny.”

Read more at People

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Lea Michele to Sing “America the Beautiful” at Super Bowl

I can exclusively reveal that Lea Michele will sing “America the Beautiful” during the pregame festivities. Christina Aguilera will sing the “National Anthem” and the Black Eyed Peas will perform during the halftime show.

Read more at E Online

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