Idol Headlines for 03/16/11

Today’s Idol Appearances:

  • Anoop Desai will sing two songs after the game at Bollywood Night (vs. Mavericks). More information HERE.

Jennifer Hudson album promo appearances include BET 106&Park on March 22 and ABC’s 20/20 on March 18. (Via @JHudsonDaily)

Constantine Maroulis, Star Of Broadway’s “Rock Of Ages, ” Brings Rock ‘N Roll To “The Price Is Right, ” Tuesday, April 5

Constantine Maroulis, star of the Broadway musical “Rock of Ages, ” will bring rock ‘n roll to THE PRICE IS RIGHT, Tuesday, April 5 (11:00 AM-12:00 Noon, ET; 10:00-11:00 AM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. Maroulis will help present the Ultimate Rocker Showcase, which includes tickets to see “Rock of Ages” in New York and a rare walk-on role in the Broadway production.

Read more at TV By the Numbers

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Tricky Stewart talks about producing Casey Abrams, Naima Adedapo

Stewart says Naima came up with the idea of the reggae breakdown for Umbrella — an idea he liked so much that he brought it back to the end of her studio recording. “I was really happy with her performance, ” he says. “The first thing that she told me, instantly, was that she could sing a contemporary hit. Not only did she do that and nail a record that everyone on the planet knows, at the same time, she was able to lend some creativity to it. She has creativity; she clearly has a style of her own. At the end of the day, to me, she has shown that she can sing a hit record that’s in today’s time.”

As for Casey, “I don’t even know what to say about him, ” Stewart says. “He’s just an amazing talent. I can’t sing Casey’s praises enough about his excellence as a singer, his musicianship as a bass player. On top of that, with everything that he’s going through health-wise and still being able to compete at this level, I honestly think that this is just the beginning for him.

Stewart notes that when Casey made his recording of With a Little Help From My Friends, he had a port for an IV in his arm. “He had just come out of the hospital, ” he says. “He’s a true example of what it means to be a professional, in my opinion.

Read more at USA Today

Ashthon Jones on MTV’s The Seven

‘Idol’ Finalist Ashthon Jones Wants to Play Whitney Houston (the Happy Years)

“I’d love to be in a movie, a TV show, a commercial, anything with a camera, ” she tells NextMovie exclusively after her appearance on MTV’s “The Seven.”

” ‘American Idol’ gives you some pointers on how to do interviews; it opens up the door if you constantly want to be on camera, you know? I think that would be a really cool thing to do.”

“I would love to play Whitney Houston, ” Jones admits. “I did one of her songs on ‘Idol.’ I think I could do her really well.”

Read more at NextMovie

Kimberly Caldwell promotes her new album ‘Without Regret’ in Atlanta

Read more at the Atlanta Journal Constitution

Jennifer Lopez: “It’s Okay to Be Out”

In an exclusive interview with Andrés Duque’s Blabbenado blog, Jennifer Lopez–who along with being a musical and fashion superstar is now hosting American Idol–talks LGBT in the Latino community and beyond.

Lopez says she has LGBT family members and grew up with it being no big deal. She feels there is growing acceptance in both the Latino community and in the Latino music industry to LGBT performers, driven in part by Ricky Martin:

Read more at La Figa

Steven Tyler, Randy Jackson Talk ‘Wackiest’ ‘American Idol’ Judge

“Ryan is the weirdest, ” Jackson said. “And he has a little bit of a B.O. going on, but oh, we shouldn’t talk about that. What do you think of the judges, Steven?”

“Wow, I mean, you haven’t seen the side of Jennifer [Lopez] that I’ve seen, ” Tyler said. “I knew it existed when I watched ‘The Back-Up Plan’ and I said I would only do it if she did, because I’d already met [Randy], ” Tyler explained of seeing Lopez’s romantic comedy. “And when I met him at lunch, after five minutes, I thought all the cameras in the world could be rolling so I knew I’d jump into this. But Jennifer, oh my God — look out.”

See the video at MTV

Tracking Groups

Photo: Paul McDonald

Waiting to Track the Pointy Pose

Photo: @AmericanIdol

Karen and Paul Practice their cheesy smiles!

Who has what it takes to win it all on ‘Idol’?

There’s still more than two months until “American Idol” crowns its season 10 winner, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to gauge who the favorites are.

This season has one of the deeper pools of contenders in the show’s history. A lot of the remaining dozen have special expertise in a musical genre, but there’s one singer in particular who looks to have all the ingredients that “Idol” likes to have in a champion, making this performer one of the biggest favorites I’ve seen in recent years.

Who’s that odds-on favorite? Read on for my prediction of each contestant’s odds of winning.

Read more at MSNBC

Grimm to play on ‘Ellen’

South Mississippi’s Michael Grimm, winner of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent, ” will perform a song from his soon-to-be-released album on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” next week.

The self-titled album for Epic Records is due out May 17, Lauren Ceradini with Epic Records told the Sun Herald.

Grimm plans to sing a cover of Alicia Keys’ “Fallin’, ” Ceradini said.

Read more at the Sun Herald

Never Have I Ever Part 3 – Glee

How ‘The Voice’ Plans to Twist the Talent Show Formula

“The level of talent … is leaps and bounds beyond the winners of any other competition show, ” The Voice host Carson Daly declared at the top of a press conference introducing NBC’s new Mark Burnett-produced program, which is based on the wildly successful The Voice of Holland. He was responding to a question about American Idol and how The Voice (on which Daly will fill the Ryan Seacrest role) may fare compared to the ratings giant. “Ours is the best, ” Daly proclaimed.

Read more at THR

Jim Cantiello’s Glee Cap

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