‘American Idol’ producers warn Colton Dixon that faith talk could hurt his chance – “When we first started the Twitter and Facebook stuff, they said beware of political and religious tweets,” he told TODAY.com. “Just because it can turn off voters or whatever. But, you know, being a Christian is who I am. It is a part of me musically. It is what I want to do after the show — go into Christian music.” – MSNBC
‘American Idol’ Burning Questions: Who’s Funnier, Heejun Han or Will.I.Am? How Serious Was Phillip Phillips’ Surgery? – One thing we learned during Wednesday’s episode of American Idol? The early 1990s were not kind to pop singers. Most of the finalists readily admitted that they struggled with choosing a song for this week’s theme — hits from the year of their birth — which made for a few head-scratching performances. And, of course, there was plenty of drama playing out backstage, too. Jermaine Jones ouster aside, here are 12 more hot topics concerning the season 11 finalists. – The Hollywood Reporter
Ryan Seacrest Mocks Jennifer Lopez’s Boyfriend Casper Smart on Idol – It was Take Your Man to Work Day on American Idol Wednesday — for Jennifer Lopez, at least, whose boyfriend Casper Smart visited her in the audience while the Fox smash taped. The 24-year-old backup dancer, warmly greeted Lopez’s fellow judges Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler — and was the brunt of a good-natured joke from host Ryan Seacrest, who pointed out Smart chatting with two pals in the audience during a commercial break. Read more at US Magazine
Melinda Doolittle watching Joshua. Flipping. Ledet.