Idol Headlines for 03/15/11

American Idol Betting Odds Now Have Pia Toscano Favored To Win

Online betting sites, like that found at Bodog, have re-opened entertainment betting odds on for which contestant will win Season 10 of American Idol. Going into last week’s shows, Lauren Alaina had been favored to win the competition, however a shake-up in the odds has occurred and Pia Toscano now finds herself as the favorite to win.

Read more at Sportsbook Gurus

Adam Lambert will be a presenter at the NewNowNext Awards Premiering Monday, April 11th at 10/9C on Logo. The show will be taped in front of a live audience at the Avalon in Hollywood, CA on April 7th.

BC Jean tweets, “Just had a great session w/@adamlambert now getting gas @ a Mobil next to the 101fwy & there’s a chicken hanging out- random but cute” (BC Jean wrote Beyonce’s “If I Were a Boy”.

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‘American Idol’ contestant Casey Abrams on his health: ‘I’m feeling really good’

The always-jovial Abrams even offered to dance to prove how well he’s doing. “I thought I was actually going to make it, ” he continued about last Thursday’s show, “but I had to stay behind. It was fun and everyone waved at me, and I felt really supporeted by everyone, and I loved watching.”

How did he feel about the show and the group performance? “I hated seeing Ashthon go, ” Abrams admitted, “but it was awesome seeing the group performance.” In fact, Abrams insisted on giving a shout out to the contestants who picked up his slack: “Thank you, Stefano [Langone] and Haley [Reinhart], for taking my part.”

Read more at Entertainment Weekly

‘American Idol’: Why Season 10 is Reviving the Franchise

“This… is PaleyFest!” moderator Dave Karger announced at the start of the evening, paying homage to Ryan Seacrest’s famous line. The energy remained high for the rest of the panel, thanks mostly to judge Steven Tyler, who got the loudest applause along with contestants Casey Abrams and James Durbin.

Throughout the night, this season’s unprecedented level of talent was reiterated by both panelists and audience members. Karger, a self-proclaimed Idol junkie, agreed: “From the very first episode of season 10, you knew that Idol was back.”

Read more at THR

PaleyFest 2011: Will Steven Tyler & Jennifer Lopez Perform On ‘American Idol’?

At PaleyFest 2011, “American Idol” judges Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson confirm to Access that Aerosmith and Jennifer Lopez will perform on the reality series. Also, does executive producer Ken Warwick think this season “Idol” is better than the last?

Ken Warwick defends last season…says last season wasn’t as bad as people say. Heh.

via Access Hollywood

Ashthon Jones on American Idol, Jennifer Lopez and Being a Diva

In the first major elimination of the season, the young woman who wanted to be American Idol’s diva-in-training, Ashthon Jones, was voted out Thursday night. Ashthon, 24, who hails from Valdosta, Georgia and lives in Nashville, was chosen as one of three wild cards last week, but she was unable to persuade more than 30 million voters to keep her in the competition. After learning she was at the bottom, Ashthon sang Diana Ross’ “When You Tell Me That You Love Me, ” hoping that the judges would use their one save of the season to keep her going. But it wasn’t to be. Her role model, judge Jennifer Lopez, broke the news: “Not this time baby… I’m sorry.”

Read more at TV Guide

Eliminated ‘Idol’ Contestant Ashthon Jones: ‘I Had the Feeling’

ET got to talk with Ashthon Jones, the first eliminated contestant from the final 13. The budding songstress appeared in good spirits despite her departure that even she herself sensed was coming.

“No, I don’t think I was shocked, I kind of felt it, ” Ashthon said. “You know how you get that feeling when something’s not going to pull for you? I had the feeling.”

Watch the video at ET

Sugarland TV: Meet Casey James and Little Big Town!Via Sugarlandmusic.com

American Idol “It Girl” Siobhan Magnus Releases First Solo Project

The songs that sprung from the session run the gamut, from whimsical to insightful; self conscious to self-empowering. The first scheduled single, “Where My Heart Should Be, ” is a poignant mix of eerie imagery combined with quiet hope, sung over haunting beats and driving synthesizers. With lines such as, “People saw me and all they saw was strange, ” Magnus comments on the need people feel to label and judge one another, based on appearances.

This theme of feeling ostracized for being different emerges in another track, “Lay Down And Die.” Magnus proclaims “I couldn’t understand why I never fit in. I was living in two worlds full of contradiction.” Set against a funk induced bass groove, Magnus gives the kind of inspired vocal performance that made her a standout on Idol. “Going Down” is a more stripped-down affair, both musically and lyrically, and advocates the acceptance of a lover’s faults to the point of mutual ruin.

The first single, “Where My Heart Should Be, ” is scheduled for release May 1st and will be available on iTunes.

Read more at Music Industry News Network

2011 SXSW Guide: Crystal Bowersox Picks Her Fave Acts

John Popper

“I’ve loved John’s work from way back. He’s first on my list not just because of his awesomeness, and the fact that he will grace the stage with me, but because of his Funk, his Jazz, his inner Hippy and Countryman. John is quite possibly one of the most talented Songwriters and Harmonica blowers in the world.”

Read more at VH1

Jennifer Hudson Calls Her Son ‘A Little Michael Jackson’

As Jennifer Hudson readies the release of her new album, I Remember Me, she revealed that her son, David Daniel Otunga Jr., got some musical DNA from his mama. When she spoke to MTV News last week, she explained that her little boy loves to rock out when he thinks she’s not looking.

“He’s very musical. He just loves music overall, and he’s into it, ” she said. “I feel like I had a little Michael Jackson. He’d be in the backseat of the car, [moving] his little shoulder to anything that comes on the radio, and then I turn around like, ‘What are you doing?’

Read more at MTV

Si Cardles up to Columbia

Simon is giving up sole control of the singer to ensure his career is a success.

He has forged a rare deal with KASABIAN’s label Columbia in the hope the move gives Matt a credible future.

A source said: “It’s very unusual for Simon to give up control on projects he really believes in. But even he knows where his limits lie.

“He’s hopeful Matt can become the first credible rock act to emerge from The X Factor and realises he needs to expertise at Columbia to make that happen.

Read more at The Sun

THE X FACTOR – Simon Answers Fan Questions!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRpYEimpzWA

Simon is considering online auditions for the X Factor US, but he isn’t sure yet.

Read more Q&A at the XFactor Twitter

More SYTYCD Alumni Visit the Los Angeles Auditions

Nigel Lythgoe tweeted, “They made me proud coming to the #SYTYCD auditions”

Glee’s Jayma Mays Really Didn’t Know “Afternoon Delight” Was About Sex?!

“I didn’t know it was so dirty, ” Mays said at the John Varvatos Stuart House benefit. “I don’t know if I thought it was about pie, but I can remember singing that song with my parents when I was growing up. That’s so creepy now.”

Oh, it gets better.

“My mom and dad wrote me an email the next morning [after the episode] and were like, ‘We had no idea what that meant!” Mays laughed. “We’re like the most innocent family ever.”

Read more at EOnline

Jane Lynch on the Tonight Show

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