Today’s Idol Appearances:
- Jennifer Hudson will appear on the Top 11 Idol Results show 8/7 pm
- Michael Grimm performs on the Ellen Degeneres Show
Casey James will perform at the Indiana State Fairgrounds for the Best Buy Country Music Expo April 30 and May 1.
Bonnie McKee, co-writer of “California Gurls” and “Teenage Dream” tweets, “In the lab getting kinky w/ @adamlambert…. Um…this dude will sing your face off. And you will bow down to him. #InCaseYouDidntKnow”
SYTYCD judge, Adam Shankman tweets, “Just got back from American idol taping. The talent was surreal! One of the best episodes in series history.”
More Headlines after the JUMP…
American Idol’s Secret Weapon: Marc Anthony
“A lot of the struggle that had been going on in prior performances was that we hadn’t adjusted to the ‘In Ears, ‘” says Naima Adedapo, referring to the custom-made earpieces that singers often use to balance out sound levels when they’re singing with a live band on a big stage. Most of the contestants performed with the earpieces for the first time last week during their second performance.
“We couldn’t really hear ourselves, ” says Adedapo. “We were having ‘pitchy’ problems. But Marc Anthony took the time to sit with us one on one and say, ‘Okay, how does it sound, how does it feel?’ It added so much.”
Read more at TV Guide
Simon Cowell Dishes On Possible ‘X Factor’ Judges & L.A. Reid
“I’ve always kept [Paula] in the mix. Ever since she left ‘Idol, ’ it was never the same show, ” he told Neil. “The minute we started working together, we just had the weird relationship where we’d be arguing one second and then really really close. And interestingly, with Paula, even though there’s this wacky side to her, I always thought she had good taste in music.”
Read more at Access Hollywood
Bo Bice comes to St. Louis with new tunes
When people ask if he was trying to go country, he says, “If you look at the songs on there, I salt-and-peppered it with things that made sense, without confusing people.”
Bice conceived his third project as a live album. But along the way, he decided to team up with his own Sugar Money label for a studio collaboration under Saguaro Road Records. Bice recorded the tracks, and some of the live versions have surfaced online.
Read more at STL.com
Anoop Desai on Good Day Atlanta
Live Chat with Taylor Hicks – 3/23
Birthday Greetings From an ‘Idol’ Contestant to Build the Brand
FOR “American Idol, ” having more than five million followers on Facebook is encouraging, but there is something besides devotion the show wants from Facebook users: cash.
Beginning Friday, Facebook users will be encouraged to spend $1 to send each other video messages recorded by the 10 finalists on the show. The videos, through a partnership with an application called Cameo Stars, will feature the contestants sending birthday wishes or a poke, a common Facebook greeting.
Read more at New York Times
How ‘American Idol’ Will Make Money Off Facebook
“There is a feeling that it’s customized for you because it’s being delivered to you on your own page and because a character is walking toward you and talking toward the camera, ” Olivier Delfosse, vp for interactive at FremantleMedia Enterprises, which co-produces Idol in the U.S., told the Times. He said the licensing deal behind the new offer boosts brand value and allows Idol to make money. Only time will tell how much.
Read more at THR
Chris Brown Apologizes for ‘GMA’ Outburst: ‘I Got Very Emotional’
“First of all, I want to apologize to anybody who was startled in the office, or anybody who was offended or really looked, and [was] disappointed at my actions, because I’m disappointed in the way I acted, ” Brown said, according to a transcript of his live appearance on BET’s 106 & Park that was obtained by ABCNews.com.
Read more at The Hollywood Reporter