Today’s Idol Appearances
- Lee DeWyze performs at the University of Iowa
- Casey James will perform with Craig Morgan at the Whiskey Tango in Kansas City MO
- Jennifer Hudson appears on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC 11:35/10:35c
- Kim Caldwell plays the State Theater in Bay City, MI. 7 PM. More info HERE.
Beginning today, you can send a virtual American Idol “poke” to your friends via Facebook. Check out the previews of each of the Top 11’s “virtual greeting” HERE.
Paul McDonald & The Grand Magnolias are releasing the new song “New Orleans” on Tuesday 3/29 to benefit Japan. http://bit.ly/g70Va2
More on the Carrie Underwood/Brad Paisley duet – Single in MAY
Entertainment writer, Jimmy Carter tweets, “Heard the Brad Paisley/Carrie Underwood duet today…..It will blast out late May…Power ballad..when it ended..I just say WOW! HUGE HIT!”
Listen to Carter talk about the single HERE. Says it will be released to radio around Memorial Day.
Train and Lee DeWyze will perform at the Fort Myers’ Miracles baseball game on May 2. More information HERE.
@IdolsNow: “BO BICE guests on “Good Day L.A.” Sunday, April 17.”
@IdolsNow: “DAVID ARCHULETA sings National Anthem at NASCAR in Fontana CA on Saturday March 26 at 2:30 PDT.”
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Simon Cowell Addresses Nicki Minaj ‘X Factor’ Judging Rumors
“We spoke to Nicki actually about a lot of projects, ” the British music mogul admitted. “It wasn’t specifically about this, but we were just very interested to meet her. I’m a big fan of hers. So I don’t know if it’s gonna be this show or something in the future, but it was definitely somebody I wanted to meet.”
As for why the former “American Idol” judge was so persistent on a meeting with the Young Money MC, Cowell pointed to Minaj’s meteoric rise to success. “Off her own back she’s had a phenomenal year last year and she’s gonna have a phenomenal year this year, ” he explained.
Read more at MTV
Paul McDonald and Pia Toscano
Paul tweets, “me and @PToscanoAI10 back seat good times.”
Life After “American Idol’ for Julie Zorilla, Jovany Barreto and Karen Rodríguez
Their opportunities on American Idol may have been short lived, but the three Latinos on the hit show’s 10th season — Julie Zorilla, Jovany Barreto and Karen Rodríguez — are all excited to see what the future has in store.
“Several opportunities have come up and a lot of doors are opening, ” Colombian born singer and songwriter Julie Zorilla told Fox News Latino. “I am so thankful to Idol.”
Read more: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/entertainment/2011/03/24/life-american-idol-julie-zorilla-jovany-barreto-karen-rodriguez/#ixzz1HcIRIaj4
Read more at FOX News
Steven Tyler tweets, “With Stevie, after the show”
Blake Lewis Worries Casey Abrams Is ‘Scaring America’ On ‘Idol’
“I like Casey, [but] I think he’s been scaring America, ” Lewis said. “He looks like he’s going to punch a baby. I want him to smile. … Each week he’s been screaming.”
Lewis was equally forthcoming with his opinions on the female contestants, and he was particularly surprised to learn that Haley Reinhart avoided elimination but did admit she has the chops to sing.
“I think she’s a great vocalist, but she’s unsure, ” he said.
See the video at MTV
American Idol winner in concert here Monday
American Idol winner Lee DeWyze will appear in concert Monday at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts as part of IRHApalooza, an annual event during the Inter-Residence Hall Association’s Residence Hall Week.
The free concert, set to begin at 7:30 p.m., will feature DeWyze accompanied by keyboardist Lincoln Cleary. The opening act will be artist Michael J.
The concert is free and open to the public, but nonperishable food donations will be accepted at the door. IRHApalooza 2011 benefits the Gainesville chapter of Backpack Club Inc., an organization that fills backpacks with nutritious foods to be given to elementary school children who are on the federal free and reduced lunch program.
Read more at Gainsville.com
ABC booted Lambert for guy kiss and not Brown?
When Adam Lambert threw in an unexpected guy/guy kiss during his live performance on ABC’s live broadcast of the American Music Awards in 2009, the punishment was swift and decisive.
Lambert’s scheduled ABC appearances, including a “Good Morning America” concert and a performance on Dick Clark’s annual “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, ” were canceled the next morning.
Read more at the New York Post
Dreams The Movie – Introducing Syesha Mercado and Featuring Lisa Tucker
Syesha Mercado has a part in an independent film called Dreams. The film also features Lisa Tucker from Season 5. It looks like the film doesn’t have a distributor yet. Check out the website here. See the trailer below:
Jennifer Hudson: ‘Where You At’ on Wendy Williams Show!
Jennifer Hudson takes time to sign autographs for fans after making an appearance on The Wendy Williams Show on Wednesday (March 23) in New York.
The 29-year-old singer chatted with the talk show host about her new album I Remember Me and then performed her new single “Where You At.” Check out her performance at WendyShow.com!
See the photos at Just Jared
Paris Bennett sing Russian Roulette by Rihanna
Dorothy Savage Releases New Single Written By Chris Sligh
Dorothy Savage has taken the definition of “independent artist” to new levels in Christian music since the launch in 2010 of her freshman album release, Glorious Mess. (Crimson Pink Music).
The unique diversity of Dorothy Savage and the album are reflected in the release of her third radio single from the project—Faith Begins written by Chris Sligh—now reaching INSP/Soft AC formats at Christian radio. Her previous singles–As Long As It Takes and Finder of the Lost–found connectivity with listeners at both CHR and AC & CHR radio formats respectively.
Read more at CMSpins
‘Idol’ may have changed Bo Bice’s life, but slowing down may have saved it
The thought was never that simple when it entered the mind of Bo Bice as he stood next to Carrie Underwood.
He was apprehensive. Curious about what his role would be in a career about to be swept up in something much larger than him.
“American Idol” started off as a bet he took in 2004 — and just a few months later it was about to change everything he had worked toward. It wasn’t a transformation he was sure he needed.
Read more at Madison.com
Adele’s sound is all her own
Editor’s note: Former “American Idol” contestant Carmen Rasmusen Herbert writes about her favorite entertainers in her column “What I Love About …”
Last week as I was driving to a hair appointment in Salt Lake City, I heard a great new song on the radio. It was only two verses into the song before I knew exactly who the singer was: Adele.
The judges on “American Idol” are constantly telling this year’s contestants how important it is to have a “sound” — a distinct and unique voice quality that sets them apart. When people turn on their radios, they can instantly recognize the artist, as I did with Adele.
Read more at the Deseret News
Lacey Schwimmer and ‘Psycho’ Mike Ordered to Tone Down Sexual Chemistry
The sexual chemistry between ‘Dancing with the Stars’ couple Lacey Schwimmer and “Psycho” Mike has ABC worried.
“The network [ABC] asked them to tone down the sexual undertones, ” a source told RadarOnline.com. “They know there is a spark there — everyone is talking about their amazing chemistry.”
“They basically told them to cool it with the sexual tension, ” the source continued. “But they both just laughed about it.”
Read more at PopEater
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