Meet American Idol’s Finalists: Who Was in Hannah Montana? Who Collects Knives? – After a grueling, nausea-inducing Hollywood week and uneven semifinals, American Idol has chosen its Top 13, who begin the live final performances Wednesday (8/7c, Fox). TVGuide.com spent some time with the lucky 13, and learned more about the people behind those voices. – Read more at TV Guide
‘Idol’ Girls Intimidated to Honor Whitney Houston – With the American Idol competition set for another exciting round of live shows tonight, ET caught up with the Top 13 and discovered their thoughts on performing renditions of Whitney Houston and Stevie Wonder songs.
“I’m kind of nervous because it’s Whitney Houston,” contestant Jessica Sanchez said. “There’s no voice like hers and people are really judgmental about covering her songs, but we’re just going to do the best that we can.” – Read more at Entertainment Tonight
‘American Idol’ journey is over-What’s next for Reed Grimm? – “I had some ups and downs,” said Grimm, during a telephone interview Saturday, not quite 24 hours after stepping off the plane from Los Angeles. “There were lots of emotions (Thursday night) all the while you are trying to stay in the present.” Grimm, like millions of viewers, thought for a moment he was in the top ten. – Read more at the Hudson Star Observer
Idol Contestant Haley Reinhart’s Album Drops In May – Haley Reinhart was on American Idol last year. She was called the, “jazzy flower child and the little growler that could”. Haley has now made her first single and album and signed a record deal with Interscope Records. Her first single is named “Free” and it drops on March 20th. The album comes out in May. – Watch the Video at FOX2
Pia Toscano Album Sneak Peek
Pia Toscano tweets, “Little sneak peek from my album shoot!”
After breaking with label, DeWyze insists ‘I want to work with someone who believes in me’ – Q. Let’s talk about that album you’re planning to release later this year. What can we expect? A. It’s a mix. You’ve got your folk rock, pop, and country. While there’s definitely a few songs on it that can be singles, I really do want to promote it as a whole.
Q. What was special about the process of putting this one together? A. I went to Nashville for a little while and that was cool. When I was out there, the folk rock country things really came out. It has a folky rock feel to it. I’ve kind of been through the wringer from “Idol” til now. I’ve seen how the record industry works. Beautiful side and the very, very ugly side of it. I’ve seen the best in people and the worst in people when it comes to this. My gut instinct (ultimately tells me) what I’m going to do. – Read more at the Daily Herald
Lee Dewyze Sneak Peek Cover – Somebody That I Used to Know
James Durbin — Memories of a Beautiful Disaster Track by Track Commentary Part 2
Kellie Pickler To Be Guest Bartender On Willie’s Roadhouse – BNA NASHVILLE artist KELLIE PICKLER will serve as “guest bartender” TOMORROW (3/7) on WILLIE’S ROADHOUSE on SIRIUSXM56, when she serves up some of her favorite Country songs as well as few selections from her new album, “100 Proof.” The show will run from 8p to 9p (ET) on repeats on FRIDAY (3/8) at 11p, SATURDAY (3/10) at 3p and SUNDAY (3/11) at 6p (ET). – Read more at All Access
American Idols Go to Washington, D.C. with Malaria No More to Voice American Support for the Fight Against Malaria – NEW YORK, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, Malaria No More, a nonprofit organization determined to help end malaria deaths in Africa, will bring former American Idol finalists Jason Castro (Season 7, 4th place), Melinda Doolittle (Season 6, 3rd place) and Elliott Yamin (Season 5, 3rd place) to Washington, D.C. to meet with members of Congress to voice American support for the malaria fight and celebrate the contributions of the U.S. Government. Following a day of meetings with Members of Congress, the Idols will perform at an evening reception hosted by Malaria No More and Martha MacCallum, co-host of Fox News Channel’s America’s Newsroom. ExxonMobil, one of the most significant corporate champions in the fight against malaria, has generously underwritten the event. – Read more at PRNewswire
‘The Voice’s’ Jordis Unga and Brian Fuente Defend Their Battle Round: ‘It’s What We Rehearsed’ – “I was really pretty shocked by all the coaches,” Brian tells The Hollywood Reporter. “I didn’t really hear any pitch issues at all. The song was a difficult song to tackle, especially for me being a male. I’ve never heard any male artist attempt that song. It was definitely a challenge to me.” “You know what? When I watched, it wasn’t as bad as their comments led me to relive it in my head,” the L.A. singer goes on to say. “It wasn’t bad at all. It was what we rehearsed. I’m just not allowed to feel that bad about our performance when I’m watching a friend go home. I felt very bad about that.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter