Idol Headlines for 04/03/12 – The Evening Edition

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@KrisAllen gets ready 4 his live performance @35,000 feet @SouthwestAir. Stay tuned 4 more footage! #LIVEat35

I am very far from their east movement. (Ha ha–Heejun Han meeting Far East Movement on the set of Live! With Kelly.

TMI Live w/ Kris Allen 4/5 at 3pm ET! – Be sure to keep it right here on Thursday (April 5) at 3pm ET/noon PT because this week on TMI, Kris Allen, winner of “American Idol” Season 8, will be live in the TMI studio in all senses of the word. Not only will he be chatting about his new album, “Thank You Camellia,” Allen will also be doing a live acoustic performance. The pop-rock “Idol” winner’s sophomore release is set for May 22, following his 2009 self-titled debut, which peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard 200. The first “Camellia” single — “Vision of Love” — hit iTunes at the end of March. – Read more at Billboard

Elvis Costello Slams ‘American Idol’, ‘The Voice,’ and ‘X-Factor’ — EXCLUSIVE – “No, absolutely not. I hate those shows. They’re all ghastly. I mean, I heard a couple of those people singing on the Grammys who judge those things. Both of them should be banned from ever giving an opinion about singing again. They can’t sing at all!” However, when asked exactly to whom he was referring, Costello replied, “I’m not going to say any names.” He even refused to specify which shows the alluded culprits were from. “Oh, that would be telling! Sorry for that. Did I say that? I can’t believe it.” Costello summed up his thoughts on reality shows by explaining that music should be about joy, not competition, and should never be something you force. “I don’t think music should be a blood sport. I think it would be good if it was fun, but it gives people the impression that they can just get there like that. And it makes people sad. It also encourages people to sing really badly. Like with way too much volume. –

‘Idol’ finalist Phillip Phillips admits not being the best singer on the show, only started singing in public three years ago – He sounded really but gave me some surprising tidbits. I expected that these contestants are worked so hard that they’d be lucky to get six hours a sleep at night. No! He said he gets seven or eight hours. But he still feels zonked. And now that his roommate Heejun Han is gone, “I can roam around my room and not hear all that snoring and smacking.” When I asked him for his favorite 1980s acts (the them tomorrow is 1980s), he admitted he was too fatigued to think of any. Also, he said he didn’t perform live until the age of 18, just three years ago. He turned 21 last fall. He admits to being really nervous every time he goes on stage. And he is not a fan of the choreography for the group sings. “Not my thing,” he said. “But you gotta give a little to get a little.” – Read more at Atlanta Journal Constitution.

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American Idol’s Heejun: I Would Never Try Out Again – “People don’t realize how hard this is. I really didn’t want to be hated by other people… I was kind of losing myself,” he says. We sat down with Heejun to talk about why he tried out in the first place (he never thought he had a good voice), who he thinks will win and which judge he’d want as a running mate if he ran for president. Check out the video below. See the Video at TV Guide

Where I Go: Kelly Clarkson – To get away from it all, I go to . . . Hawaii. Kauai is my favorite island. My favorite way to travel there is . . . Obviously, I fly. My ideal travel companions are . . . I bring friends with me. The last time I went, I took my makeup artist and two of my backup singers. My favorite place to stay is . . . The St. Regis Princeville Resort. When I’m in the mood for room service, my favorite order is . . . I usually order grilled cheese and tomato soup. It’s one of my favorites! Read More at Vanity Fair

Kimberly Caldwell talks tattoos, ‘Best Ink’ – The first one came not long after Idol — a music note with an angel wing, a design she’d created in high school, that she had put on her left shoulder blade. “My best friend in high school passed away, so that’s the angel wing, and, of course, I love music, so that’s the music note,” she says. “I used to draw it on every single binder that I had.” Kimberly’s tattoos are strategically placed — a star behind her ear, for instance, or the name of her mother on her foot — and they’re easy to cover if she’s got an acting or hosting gig that doesn’t call for them. “I never wanted it to interfere with my getting a job,” she says. But on Best Ink (Tuesdays, 10 p.m. ET/PT, Oxygen) they’re not an issue. “This was the perfect hosting job for me!” – Read more at Idol Chatter

Scott MacIntyre Releases First Book – “I’ve experienced some incredible highs and incredible lows in my life, and I want to encourage my readers that no obstacle is too big to overcome if you walk by faith, not by sight.” But the book goes far beyond what Scott shared on Idol – blindness was only the beginning. At 19 yrs old, Scott’s world was rocked by a life-threatening illness. “I found out I had stage-four kidney failure, and pretty soon I was too sick to even play the piano in my own living room. It was a challenge having to compete on Idol without my sight, but I was just grateful to be on any stage, let alone the American Idol stage, after having almost lost my life.” – Read More at American Idol

One Direction Turns Down White House Invitation From First Lady – Politico reports that the first lady ran into the British boy band at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday and extended the invitation. A spokesperson for the band, which formed after its members met on the U.K. version of “X Factor” in 2010, told the website that One Direction had to decline the invite, “due to prior commitments.” Although they won’t be able to make the event, the boys were thrilled to meet the first lady, reports U.K. paper The Sun. Harry Styles reportedly entertained Michelle, who was joined by daughters, Malia, 13, and Sasha, 10, by asking how they order pizza at the White House. – Read more at the Huffington Post

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