Idol Headlines for 03/22/12

ACMAwards tweets, “Sara Evans, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban to perform at the #ACMs on April 1st! Beth Behrs and Nancy O’Dell scheduled as presenters.”

‘American Idol’: All-Time Best Makeovers – From Kelly to Clay, Katharine to Carrie, 18 contestants who sharpened their style to match their talent – Entertainment Weekly

Nicki Minaj set for ‘American Idol’ appearance? – f hip-hop artist Nicki Minaj doesn’t have her dates mixed up, she’ll be performing on American Idol next Thursday. “American Idol performance on 3/29!!!!!!!” the singer tweeted to her followers on Wednesday afternoon. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

Nigel Lythgoe tweeted, “I was watching Haley’s rehearsal tonight for her performance on #AmericanIdol tomorrow. I love her single. Staged by Wade Robson. Brilliant!”

Live at American Idol: The Top 10 Dish on Erika’s New Hair and Heejun’s “Crazy” Performance! – “”I knew I wanted to do something to my hair. Ever since the beginning of the competition, my hair has been in the ‘it’s still growing out’ stage. I had it short for like six years, and over the past three years I’ve let it grow out. The color I wasn’t really doing anything exciting with,” she explains. “Tommy Hilfiger suggested I cut my hair, I said, here’s my opportunity. It was not his idea to go dark, that was mine, but I figured if I do it, I’m going to go all out. We cut it, we dyed it and here it is. It’s gone and it’s black!” – Read more at EOnline

‘American Idol’: Heejun Han explains his wacky Billy Joel performance – “Today’s performance was literally a metaphor,” he explains. “When I was ripping off the clothes, it was saying ‘This is who I really am.’ The past three [weeks] I’ve been trying to impress so many people in such a short time that it came out of the performance. But today my focus was just to have fun on stage and show who I really am. ‘American Idol’ is about picking a person as a model who can deliver the message that you can become someone if you truly believe in yourself, so I stuck to the plan.” – Read more at Zap2it

Casey James Interview: ‘American Idol’ Alum Exudes Country Soul on Debut Album – Casey James is like a kid waiting for Christmas when he talks about his anticipation of fans finally hearing his debut album. “I absolutely love it and am so proud,” the 29-year-old musician tells The Boot on a rainy March day at the Sony Music Nashville offices, adding humbly, “but there are a lot of albums out there I can’t stand, and I’m sure their artists love them, too!” – Read more at The Boot

Casey James Talks Romance, Heartache and Why Finishing Third on ‘American Idol’ Was Perfect – Casey James’ personality shines through during each song on his self-titled debut project, and not just because the lyrics are mostly ripped from his pre and post-’American Idol’ life. It’s his laid-back demeanor that fans find so charming. In just a few minutes, one feels like the guitar slinger from Texas has figured out how to keep pace with the world. Never too slow. Never too fast. Always on the beat. – Read more at Taste of Country

Carrie Underwood’s Working Stiffs: Her Dogs – Underwood’s pups rarely leave her side, with Ace even serving as ring bearer during her wedding to hockey player Mike Fisher. The rat terrier has been a part of the country singer’s family for several years now, with Penny later joining the brood sometime in 2011. – People Pets

Howard’s ‘Got’ Howie irked – Judges Mandel, Stern and Sharon Osbourne have been crisscrossing the nation in recent weeks, searching for talent with stops in Austin, St. Louis, San Francisco and Los Angeles, where Stern’s been greeted “like The Beatles” by his legions of rabid fans.
All the adoration has Mandel, who joined the show in 2010, grousing. “Howie is getting jealous because Howard is getting the loudest applause and all the attention on ‘America’s Got Talent,’ ” said a source. – Read more at New York Post

‘Dancing With the Stars’: Jaleel White on chemistry with Kym Johnson – “Dancing With the Stars” contestant Jaleel White tied for first place with opera star Katherine Jenkins when the show premiered on March 19th. Not only was his dance incredible, but the judges compared him to Gregory Hines. White was a guest on Access Hollywood where he talked about his routine. He tells the hosts that he did this show for his mother, but that the woman they showed in the audience was actually his aunt! He talks about his little daughter, and how she loves to watch him dance. – Read more at Zap2it

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