Idol Headlines for 03/21/12

Casey James set to perform on the Ellen Degeneres Show today. Check your listings for local time and channel.

One Direction Announces 20 City Tour Of North America [AUDIO] – The charming chaps of One Direction, Niall Horan (18), Zayn Malik (19), Liam Payne (18), Harry Styles (18), and Louis Tomlinson (20) called in to “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” on Wednesday to announce their 20 city tour of North America! The tour kicks off on May 24th in Fairfax, Virginia and will continue on to make stops in New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, and eventually come to an end on July 1st in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. See the tour schedule at Ryan

A chat with local ‘Idol’ Jessica Sanchez – “It’s important to work hard, stay humble and not let the criticism or the compliments go to your head,” Sanchez said, in her first interview since wowing the judges and the TV audience with her showstopping March 7 performance of the Whitney Houston mega-hit “I Will Always Love You.” Sanchez, a home-schooled 11th grader, lives in Chula Vista with her parents and two younger brothers. She so impressed the judges on “Idol” with her Houston homage that they all but declared her the winner of a season that won’t officially conclude until May. Read more at UT San Diego

Mississippi ‘American Idol’ contestant Skylar Laine: ‘I’m trying to enjoy every second of it’ – Skylar Laine knew little about Jimmy Iovine — producer of such heavyweight music acts as U2 and Tom Petty — before her run to American Idol’s Top 10. “But I do now,” Skylar said by phone today from Hollywood prior to her dress rehearsal for Wednesday night’s live show. “We learned pretty quickly that he’s a head honcho out here in the record business.” – Read more at the Clarion Ledger

Fantasia and Kandi

Fantasia hasn’t recorded in a while so I asked her to go in the studio to record Be Alright one of the songs from Bravo’s The Kandi Factory.

Road to the ACMs Scotty McCreery’s Opry Debut YouTube

Blake Shelton & Adam Levine: Inside Their Friendship

Fans of The Voice already know how much fun Blake Shelton and Adam Levine have with each other on the show. But what’s their friendship like in real life?

“A few weeks ago somebody asked me, ‘What about you and Adam’s bromance. Is there anything to it?’ ” Shelton, 35, tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story.

Read more at People

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