Idol Headlines for 02/21/12 – The Evening Edition

‘The Voice’s’ Adam Levine Responds To Simon Cowell’s Suggestion For A Super Final – “He’s so hell bent on competing with other shows. We’re not really interested in a way… That’s kind of a cool idea, actually, but I’m not so sure we’re totally interested in what everyone else is doing,” Adam continued. “We’re just kind of worrying about what we do ‘cause we all know the more we worry about everybody else, the more the quality of what you’re doing tends to suffer. So, we want to just do what we do.” – Read more at Access Hollywood

Did You Notice the Vegas Outfits? – Many of you have tweeted @IDOL_Insider to ask me if these costumes were provided by the wardrobe department. Shockingly, they weren’t! All of the outfits were assembled by the contestants. Some groups like “Great Balls Of Fire” and “The Night Has A Thousand Eyes” coordinated their colors from stuff they had in their suitcase or stuff they could borrow from other contestants. Then there were groups like the “Stop In The Name Of Love” girls, who went shopping to find identical dresses. And I’m sure you’re wondering about the uniforms worn on the girls who performed “Why Do Fools Fall In Love.” Their parents went shopping at an Army/Navy store in LA shortly after the girls grouped up. – Read more at American Idol

Blake Shelton, ‘The Voice’: Country Coach Has Two Adoring Advisors for Team Blake – Miranda got so into ‘The Voice’ that she joined the cast herself, signing on to serve as a mentor to half of Team Blake, the singer’s group of 12 singers. Good pal Kelly Clarkson will coach the other half, and Blake is glad to have both singers help him advise his contestants. “I’ve never met an artist who loves other artists more than Kelly Clarkson,” says Blake of his pop star buddy. “I’ve never heard her sit back and talk crap about other singers. She’s a fan. She lives and breathes music.” – Read more at The Boot

‘Idol’ hopeful has Beaver County ties – In 2010, Brock performed on stage with the Trinity Jazz at a summer show at the Beaver Gazebo and a Christmas show at Hopewell Area High School. Brock and the Trinity Jazz also played together at the former Rochester Riverfront Park; in Butler and Washington counties; at Pittsburgh’s Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, and on Cornerstone-TV (WPCB) near Monroeville. Visit YouTube to see a video from the Cornerstone gig where Brock belts out “America the Beautiful” backed by the TJO. As of Friday, that video had fewer than 1,800 visits, though that number is certain to climb if Brock continues his “Idol” run. – Read more at Times Online

As local Reed Grimm attempts to crack ‘Idol’s Top 24, friends and family talk about this ‘silly, quirky’ young man – Talent, vulnerability, charisma – Grimm has already shown a lot of himself thanks to ample airtime on “Idol.” If Grimm, 26, makes it to the Top 24 (the list will be announced on Wednesday and Thursday’s shows), he will be the first contestant with strong Twin Cities ties to make “Idol’s” semifinals since Casey Carlson and Jesse Langseth in 2009. So far, the only local singer who has cracked the show’s Top 12 was Paris Bennett, who placed fifth in 2006. Moore, who directed Grimm his senior year of high school in the musical “Footloose,” says he wasn’t scared of taking chances. – Read more at Twin Cities

David Archuleta Joins the Bench Family – Talented and has a Boy-Next Door Charm – that’s how I would describe American Idol Season 7 runner up David Archuleta. After winning second place against David Cook, his rise to stardom did not falter. He even got more recognized with his amazing voice. And last January 17 at the Trinoma Activity Center, Bench and professional hair care label, Bench Fix introduced him as one of their newest endorsers. – See the photos at Sugarsmile Blogspot

New Music, New Album, New Direction – Will the fans hear anything new at the Viper Alley Show in March? LD: Yes, we are planning a couple of surprises for my fans. My keyboardist, Lincoln Cleary will be with me at the show. I will tell you that I will be playing a cover of Zac Brown Band’s “Colder Weather” and I have another surprise that I will just leave at that. What will a Lee DeWyze tour look like after the new album is released? LD: We are working on a tour for this album that will include the states and Asia again, but hopefully a European leg as well. I love to perform, so getting back out there and seeing all the fans and having the new music heard is what I am looking forward to. Read more at Red Beanie

Haley Reinhart gets ready for her album photo shoot yesterday (Via @LNEWLAND1)


Clay Aiken tweets, “The odd couple… Together at last! Ha ha @deesnider #DeeDoesBroadway”

Lythgoe to adapt Ukrainian format

MY Tupelo Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Go Dance! (11×120’), in which huge dance troupes representing 12 different cities compete against each other in front of thousands of fans.  MY Tupelo and Nigel Lythgoe Productions are now developing a US version of the show, which is currently in its second season in Ukraine, where it is produced by Star Media and Studio Kvartal-95 for Inter TV. A US broadcaster has not yet been announced. – Read more at C21Entertainment

‘American Idol’ Judge Randy Jackson Has ‘Crazy Taste’ Fellow ‘Idol’ judge Jennifer Lopez dishes to MTV News about working alongside ‘most positive’ person. “He has all different kinds of sunglasses. There was one pair where I was like, ‘Those are too big … those are just too big!’ and he’s like, ‘I love these,’ ” she laughed to MTV News during a recent chat about the Fox reality singing competition. “The thing I love about Randy is he’s always so positive, even when he gives negative criticism on the show, ’cause he’s the hardest of all of us.” “He’ll straight-out tell you that was awful. We won’t say it,” she said, adding that she and Tyler don’t verbalize their feelings as straightforwardly. “Even though he’s that guy, he’s the most positive and the most great-energy person ever. He can laugh at himself so genuinely at the same time. He’s just an amazing person.” – Read more at MTV

Season 10 ‘Idol’ Darling Brett Loewenstern Performs at Yahoo! – Sadly, Brett’s time on Season 10 was cut short–he didn’t make it past the semifinals–but he’s been doing just fine since. He recently got accepted to the prestigious Berklee School of Music, and he’s currently writing, recording, and releasing music on his own. And when he stopped by Yahoo! while in Los Angeles to play a recent Trevor Project event, he performed three of his great original tunes for Reality Rocks. Brett is clearly an example that “it gets redder,” as he puts it. Check out Brett’s performances below. Look at him now, indeed! – See the Videos at Yahoo Music

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