Idol Headlines for 02/14/12 – The Evening Edition

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Tony Lucca Reveals Why He Chose Adam Levine As His ‘Voice’ Coach Over Christina Aguilera – Tony Lucca found early success as a star on “The Mickey Mouse Club,” and now, the singer and songwriter is getting his second shot at fame as he joins Team Adam Levine on NBC’s “The Voice.” “For me, it’s kind of a chance to not only share with people that I was also a part of that bizarre talent pool, but that I’ve put a lot of time in,” Tony told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Tuesday’s Access Hollywood Live, referencing his former co-stars, Ryan Gosling, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. – Read more at Access Hollywood

Kris Allen Photo Shoot


A new photo from Kris Allen’s album photo shoot (Little Pawns Facebook)

Kellie Pickler Discusses Mom, Dad and Others Who Inspired ’100 Proof’ – While she says she’s come to peace with her relationship with her mother, it’s clear she still thinks about her and the mother she’ll become one day (‘Mother’s Day’). Grandpa Ken doesn’t make the album, but he lives with Pickler and Kyle Jacobs now, so she gets a chance to talk to him anytime. Ex-boyfriends, and her childhood are other topics explored on ’100 Proof,’ the most raw and vulnerable project of the former ‘American Idol’ contestant’s career. – Read more at Taste of Country

Whitney Houston’s Musical Director Rickey Minor Looks Back On Singer’s ‘Star Spangled Banner’ Performance – Rickey, who did all the musical arrangement for the song, said Whitney nailed her rendition with very little preparation. “That was one take,” he said, watching a clip of her performance. “It’s hard to top that emotion and performance… It really is about a personal best.” Rickey – who is now the musical director and band leader of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” – told Billy and Kit that her iconic performance also stirred up some negative press initially. “There was controversy about Whitney doing the national anthem and lip synching. Was she lip synching? [There was] a lot of backlash right away,” he recalled. – Access Hollywood

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