Today’s Idol Appearances
- Crystal Bowersox performs at the La-Z-Boy Center, Meyer Theater at 7:30 pm, Monroe, MI
- Casey James performs at the ACM Freemont Street Experience in Las Vegas 7 pm. More information HERE.
- Kellie Pickler performs at the Grand Ole Orpy
Adam Lambert tweets that he’s working with Nikki Costa today, “So excited to work w @officialnikka today!! One of my dream collaborations!”
“American Idol” Cast-Offs to Appear on NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” Each Friday Beginning April 1
BURBANK, Calif. – March 31, 2011 – Former “American Idol” hopefuls Naima Adedapo and Thia Megia are scheduled to appear on NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” Friday, April 1 (11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET). In following weeks the contestant who garners the least number of votes will say good-bye to ‘Idol’ on Thursday night and take the stage with Leno for an appearance on Friday.
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‘American Idol’ exit Q&A: Thia Megia says she feels ‘devastated, but at the same time, happy’ — EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
If nothing else, Thia Megia says her time on Season 10 of American Idol finally gave her the chance to make her big brother cry. “I spoke to him last night, ” she told EW backstage after Thursday night’s results show. “I actually got him to cry. We haven’t been able to talk as much during the [Idol] experience, just because it’s been so busy.” Thia says she was happy with her choice of Elton John’s melancholy song “Daniel, ” which she dedicated to her brother, but the 16-year-old does note that she can do “so much more than just slower songs and ballads…. In the future, I see me as being my own artist and definitely not a ballad singer!”
Read more at EW
‘American Idol’ exit Q&A: Naima Adedapo says she ‘took a huge risk’ by singing reggae — EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
By far the biggest risk-taker of American Idol‘s tenth season, Naima Adedapo knew full well what doing a reggae twist on Elton John’s “I’m Still Standing” could mean for her chances on the show. “I can’t say I was really surprised by the outcome, ” she said to EW backstage at CBS Television City after Thursday’s results show. “Because I did take a huge risk putting the reggae song out there. Sometimes people don’t feel the reggae vibe.” So why did she decide to take the risk on such a high-stakes week? “Because reggae is a part of me, ” she replies matter-of-factly. “It’s a part of who I am and a part of my culture. For me, it would’ve been tragic to do an Elton John song just like Elton John and then get cut, versus showing who I am creatively as an artist and getting cut happy about the choice that I made.”
See the Video at EW
FOX 11 Report from Last Night’s Results Show
Scenes from Last Night’s AI Results Show
Andrew Garcia and Katie Stevens also in the audience with Kris Allen and his wife Katy. Katie has more photos of her and the Idols HERE.
Exclusive: Head to Toe with Jennifer Hudson
So when Jennifer recently stopped by our offices here in the heart of Times Square, we thought she’d be a perfect candidate for our recurring style series, Head to Toe. “I put my outfits together today knowing that music is business, too, so I’m giving you a little business today, ” the self-described supermodel-slash-business-lady explained to us in the video footage that you’ll see below. Her best piece of advice, though, is an oldie but a goodie: “Don’t let the clothes wear you, you wear them.”
More at VH1
David Archuleta Former American Idol Contestant Speaks at NASCAR Auto Club 400 3/26/11
Via AccuVision Video
Carrie Underwood Is ‘Loving’ New ‘American Idol’ Panel
“I am loving the judges, ” Underwood said. “I know Simon [Cowell] was always such a huge part of the show, but if I had just started watching now, I wouldn’t miss it, you know what I mean? I think Steven [Tyler] and J.Lo are doing such an amazing job. I actually got the chance to talk to Steven Tyler, and I was like, ‘I’m finding out that I like you more than I thought I did.’ ”
Underwood said she liked the Aerosmith frontman before he joined the show, but she’s enjoying seeing a softer side of his rock-star persona.
“I’ve always liked Steven Tyler the artist, but as a person, he’s really coming across [as] charming and warm and friendly and encouraging, ” she said. “Of course we always knew that J.Lo is sweet and beautiful, and she’s just confirming all of our previous thoughts about her by being on the show. I’m really enjoying watching it.”
Video at MTV
Some things, Liv Tyler doesn’t need to know
Steven Tyler’s Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Memoir hits stores May 3. But Liv Tyler says she hasn’t read it. Nor has she read her mother Bebe Buell’s Rebel Heart: An American Rock ‘n’ Roll Journey, which came out nearly a decade ago. “And I don’t want to read them. I know that’s not very nice, ” she concedes.
Liv had an unusual childhood. Until she was about 9, she lived with Buell and believed musician Todd Rundgren was her father. Then she went to an Aerosmith concert and met Tyler and his daughter Mia. Liv noticed that she and Mia looked somewhat alike.
Read more at USA Today
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW: Kara DioGuardi Praises New Idol Judges: ‘They Have Good Chemistry’
Former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi has nothing, but good things, to say about her replacement Jennifer Lopez.
We caught up with DioGuardi on Thursday in Los Angeles and she praised the new line-up, including Steven Tyler, telling RadarOnline.com: “They have good chemistry.”
“They’re a good mix and it’s coming from their heart, ” she added.
See the Video at RadarOnline
CBS Orders Nigel Lythgoe-Produced Game Show Pilot
It’s like Deal or No Deal with envelopes instead of briefcases: CBS has ordered game show pilot Secret Fortune, which will be executive produced by American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance guru Nigel Lythgoe.
Read more at Deadline
Elton John Tells Kings of Leon to Lighten Up and Let Their Songs on ‘Glee’ (VIDEO)
“It’s a compliment when someone records, or does one of your songs, ” he said. “It doesn’t matter if it’s a bad version, it’s just a compliment.”
And to those bands who are boycotting ‘Glee’? “Lighten up you a*******, ” John said. “This is a compliment. It sends a positive message out. What the hell is wrong with you guys?”
He then went on to say that some bands who are withholding their music, you wouldn’t want them. But he singled out Kings of Leon specifically. “Kings of Leon, yeah, ” he said. “Lighten up, guys.”
Read more at TV Squad