Idol Headlines for 03/20/11

Jordin Sparks tweets, “On my way to Africa!”

@AmericanIdol tweets, “Back to LA. What a whirlwind, but EPIC evening. Here’s a look at our VERY quick rehearsal on stage t’nite

SXSW Interview: Crystal Bowersox

Crystal Bowersox wowed audiences in Season 9 of American Idol. With her soulful voice and down-to-earth presence, Bowersox remains one of the most memorable Idol alumni. She has recently released “Farmer’s Daughter, ” her debut release for 19 Recordings/Jive Records. In his album review, Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune said: “Though typecast as a Janis Joplin-like shouter in the early stages of the “Idol” competition, her best moments are far more subtle, with a touch of twang and fragility.” Bowersox will be interviewed by Ann Powers, Pop Critic of the LA Times. On Friday, March 18, Bowersox will perform a SXSW Showcase at the Victorian Room at the Driskill Hotel.

Listen to Ann Powers interview Crystal HERE.

Anoop Desai performed at the Golden State Warriors Bollywood Night on March 16. Check out some video highlights HERE.

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Lee DeWyze at Millions of Milkshakes : Westfield Culver City


Although he came in second behind Kris Allen on season 8 of “American Idol, ” Adam Lambert has turned his “Idol” exposure into a pretty solid career. His first post-”Idol” album generated a couple of hit singles, and he’s got new music on the way soon. He’s also found success on the road, selling out venues all over the world. But what Lambert’s found is that with all of this success comes increased responsibility, because his status as an openly gay pop star has made him a role model for gay teens.

Listen to the interview at FOX All Access

X Factor winner Joe McElderry moves back in with his mum

X Factor winner Joe McElderry’s dream of world stardom is over – and he has moved back in with his mother.

Just 15 months ago, talent guru Simon Cowell hailed baby-faced Joe as a major new talent and pledged to take him to Hollywood to be “the new Zac Efron”.

Watched by an audience of 19 million, Simon said: “I ­remember the first time I saw you and I ­remember telling the other three judges, ‘This guy could actually win the show’. I feel responsible for your success and very proud of everything you’ve achieved.”

But little more than a year on, Joe’s diary is virtually empty.

Read more at Daily Mirror

Bubs sing on ‘Glee’ album to be released next month

An album to be released by Columbia Records next month will feature songs performed by the Tufts Beelzebubs on the current season of Fox’s “Glee.”

The album release marks the first time the Bubs have been featured on a major record label, according to junior Evan Powell, the Bubs’ business manager.

“Our motto is fun through song, and this has been a great way to spread our music — not just the [Bubs’] music but a cappella in general, ” Powell said. “We have been really thrilled with the response.”

Read more at Tufts Daily

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