Idol Headlines for 03/01/12

Janet Officially Declines ‘X Factor’ Gig – Well, you can officially cut that list by one, because Janet Jackson tells TheInsider.com that she is “very flattered that X Factor let me know that I was being considered for next season, but it just wouldn’t be possible.” –
Citing a previous commitment to her Number Ones Up Close and Personal Tour (which kicks off again this summer) and Lionsgate (the studio behind Tyler Perry’s movies), Janet simply felt taking on a TV gig would be “unrealistic” at this time. – Read more at the Insider

Season 10 runner up, Lauren Alaina will return to American Idol on March 8 to perform her single, “Georgia Peaches”. “I think it’s gonna be such a great feeling to go back to Idol and be on the other side. It will be great to perform without the stress of the competition on my mind! I am excited to show the Idol viewers what I have been doing since last appearing on the show. It’s going to be like a homecoming,” says Lauren. (CIL)

Carrie Underwood Debuts at Number 1 on Digital Country Songs Chart – ARISTA NASHVILLE artist CARRIE UNDERWOOD’S new single “Good Girl” debuts at No. 1 on the DIGITAL COUNTRY SONGS chart today selling 108,000 downloads after only 3 days. The lead- off single to her forthcoming album produced by MARK BRIGHT was written by CARRIE, CHRIS DESTEFANO, and ASHLEY GORLEY, and is also the most added song at Country radio. – Read more at All Access

Shoshana Bean, Syesha Mercado, Sylvia Maccalla to Star in Heart and Soul – The Rrazz Room will present Broadway veterans Shoshana Bean and Sylvia Maccalla and American Idol’s Syesha Mercado, in Heart and Soul: the Music of Diana Ross, Dionne Warwick and Whitney Houston, April 14 at 7pm and 9:30pm. Music director is Davy Nathan. – Read more at Theatermania

Catching up with Chris Daughtry – GREENSBORO, N.C. — Chris Daughtry is starting a new tour next month promoting his latest album and invited FOX8?s Shannon Smith to stop by for rehearsals. The ‘American Idol’ finalist spent the last month in a Greensboro warehouse preparing for the ‘Break the Spell’ tour. “We honestly felt writing the record it was our best yet,” Daughtry said. See the Video at FOX 8

Photo Flash: Constantine Maroulis, Mark Price et al. in A NIGHT IN GOTHAM III at Ars Nova – Off-Broadway’s Gotham Stage Company presented their 3rd annual performance gala, A NIGHT IN GOTHAM III on Monday February 27th, 2012 at Ars Nova (511 W 54th Street, NYC). The evening included musical performances from Tony nominee Constantine Maroulis (Rock of Ages, Jekyll and Hyde ’13), See the Photos at Broadway World

What’s Behind Nashville’s Label Shuffle – When is leaving the presidency of a major record label not really leaving the presidency of that label? Answer: When your past and future labels are due to merge eventually anyway. At least that’s the expectation with country music kingpin Mike Dungan, who shocked much of the Music Row community by resigning his post in charge of Capitol Nashville to take over Universal’s Nashville operations. After word of the switch got out late last week, the move was officially announced today by UMG chairman Lucian Grainge. – Read more at the Hollywood Reporter

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