Today’s Idol Appearances:
- X Factor Auditions take place at the LA Sports Arena in Los Angeles. Follow along at @xfactorxtra
- Lee DeWyze performs a free concert at Texas A&M Reed Arena at 6pm. Doors open at 4:30.
- Andrew Garcia performs at the ISA: The World is One show at Boston University Boston MA. Tsai Center, 5 pm.
- Bo Bice performs at a benefit concert for victims of the New Year’s Eve storms in St. Louis MO. 5 pm Helen Fitzgerald’s on South Lindbergh. More info HERE.
Carrie Underwood will perform at the Grand Ole Opry on June 7.
Kris Allen, writing with the Bonfires, wishes he were British! He tweets, “I dont know what that means but #sometimesiwishiwasbritish RT@TheBonfires: In the studio with Busbee and @KrisAllen writing a real pumper”
“War is Over” Kelly Clarkson’s 3rd Single?
In this clip, beginning at the 8:32 mark, songwriter Livvi Franc talks about the song she wrote with Toby Gad, “War is Over”, possibly being Kelly Clarkson’s third single from her upcoming album, now set to be released in September.
Franc says the idea would be to have the singles “build up” to the song, which some think is “Grammy worthy”. However, the tune is not yet confirmed for the final track list yet, as things do change at the 11th hour. (Via Kelly Clarkson Express)
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Casey Abrams tweets:
“I am so happy I am still here. I’ll make this save worth it. …fans, I absolutely love every single one of you. I’m reading fan mail and tearing up, you guys are gonna get them back soon. love you
@mdoolittle @crystalbowersox @andrewagarcia the fact that you got my back, means the world. Ima try to make you guys proud
Crystal Bowersox responds:
@CAbramsAI10 @mdoolittle @andrewagarcia:) no matter what happens here, you’ll be busy working after AI doing what you love. hang tuff, kid
Melinda Doolittle responds:
@CAbramsAI10 @crystalbowersox @andrewagarcia I think I can speak for all of us, Casey, when I say, you have already made us proud! ;-)
‘Ghost’ Crew — We NEED to Investigate ‘Idol’ Mansion!
As TMZ first reported, the “Idol” gang MOVED OUT of the place last week after several spooky incidents — including flickering lights, mysterious spider infestations, and a FLOATING WHITE SHEET!!
Zak tells tells us he feels the best way to investigate the supernatural situation would be to bring the “Idol” finalists BACK to the house so he can use them as “trigger objects.”
Zak explains, “If there are spirits or demonic entities present they may have had a connection with one of them … hence all the activity.”
Read more at TMZ
Jennifer Hudson Loves Los Angeles
Jennifer Hudson is all smiles and poses for the cameras before leaving in a waiting limo on Wednesday (March 23) in Los Angeles.
The 29-year-old singer performed her new single, “Where You At” on American Idol on Thursday night.
See the photos at Just Jared
Carrie Underwood – Grand Ole Opry Backstage
Carrie Underwood backstage with Jay DeMarcus at the Grand Ole Opry. She performed two shows last night.
Lee DeWyze Rick Dees Interview Part 1
Lee DeWyze Rick Dees Intervew Part 2
A Better Way to Measure Twitter Influence
But it turns out that counting followers is a seriously flawed way to measure a person’s impact on Twitter. Even one of Twitter’s founders, Evan Williams, made the point to me recently: someone with millions of followers may no longer post messages frequently, while someone followed by mere tens of thousands may be a prolific poster whose messages are amplified by others.
*Ryan Seacrest is the 5th most influential person on twitter
Read more at the New York Times
CHERYL COLE: THANKS FOR NOTHING SIMON COWELL
CHERYL Cole has fallen out with Simon Cowell after failing to get the US X Factor job he promised.
Cheryl’s relationship with her close pal and X Factor boss has become strained over recent weeks but came to a head in a heated telephone call.
The devastated singer feels Simon, 51, has become increasingly distant ever since US producers made it clear they did not think she was a big enough star for the judging role.
Read more at the Daily Star