Idol Headlines for 03/03/12

The Idol_Insider tweets, “It’s a beautiful day for a Top 13 photo shoot! The finalists just arrived for a day of glamour and press!”

Check out photos from Thursday night’s American Idol Finalists party HERE and HERE.

Glee stars Chris ColferJane Lynch and Matthew Morrison, along with George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Kevin Bacon, John C. Reilly, Jesse Tyler Ferguson Jamie Lee Curtis. Martin Sheen and more, will be featured in tonight’s one-night performance of Dustin Lance Black’s 8 at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in LA.  Fans who can’t be there have the opportunity to watch online.  Click for Details. The performance begins at 7:30 pm PST and is a fundraiser for marriage equality.

‘American Idol’s’ James Durbin on Season 11’s Colton Dixon: ‘I Did the Piano Bit’ Already

Dixon started off seated at the piano but by song’s end, he was dancing on top of it, prompting season 10’s James Durbin to tweet, “Havnt I seen a lot of that performance somewhere before? Looked kinda familiar…”

James Durbin: “I was definitely implying something. I mean, I’m not starting any fan war here, but I remember Colton from last season. He was in the top 40 and sang that same song in the sing-for-your-life round. He did it his style, which is very singer-songwriter, kind of indie rock, like The Fray. He said, ‘I’m going to surprise people.’ So he’s sitting down at the piano, and it’s kind of like, ‘Ok, this is not surprising.’ But then he jumped up on the piano. And as all my fans know and anyone who watched last season would know, I jumped up on a piano. I did the whole piano bit and set it on fire and did my homage to Jimi Hendrix during Elton John Week. By the way, the outfit that I wore for that performance is now on display at Graceland…”

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Last night, Carrie Underwood tweeted that she was in a sneaky mood.  Turns out she “ambushed” Brad Paisley at his concert last night in Knoxville, TN.  She tweeted a photo later. “Had so much fun tonight surprising @BradPaisley – Thanks Knoxville!!

Friends hail ‘American Idol’ finalist Elise Testone – After years of hard work, the moment a dream becomes a reality can be overwhelming. For Charleston resident and “American Idol” contestant Elise Testone, that moment may have been Wednesday night. Janelle Riolo, Testone’s college roommate and longtime friend, said she spoke with the singer Thursday about her performance of Adele’s “One and Only.” – Read more at Post and Courier

‘Idol Hangover’: Blake Lewis and Didi Benami Perform ‘Release Me’

American Idol Season 6 runner-up Blake Lewis and Season 9 finalist Didi Benami performs her upcoming release “Release Me” on the premiere episode of THR’s “Idol Hangover” live show.

The Hollywood Reporter

The Voice’s Adley Stump: Blake Shelton doesn’t let anybody define him
The Voice contestant Adley Stump has said she chose Blake Shelton as her mentor because of what the country singer stands for. Nashville-based Stump became a member of Shelton’s season two team on Monday night (February 27) with a blind audition performance of ‘Last Night’ by Carrie Underwood. Speaking to reporters about why she chose her fellow Oklahoman as her coach, she said: “I knew I wanted Blake from the beginning, not just because of how much I believe he could help me vocally, but also because of who he is and what he stands for.” – Digital Spy

EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Jordan Rager – Jordan Rager is the only male country singer on Team Blake Shelton on this year’s season of The Voice. The high school senior is dedicated to his career dream of being a country singer, already with one demo tape out and working on a second one this year. He was in Nashville when his mom called him to let him know he earned an audition for The Voice – which she had entered his name into. Although his fellow classmates don’t treat him any differently, and his teachers Fed Ex’d him his homework while he was in Hollywood, the fans have – his Twitter page jumped from around 100 followers to over 5,000 since his Blind Audition aired on NBC. – Read more at Keepinitcountry

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