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

Joshua Ledet tweets, “So we just found out something about @IAMJHUD and I’m literary crying tears of joy! This girl means the world to me! I can’t wait!!!”

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Heejun to Sing at New York Mets Opening Game! – It’s an exciting week for Top 9 contestant Heejun Han as the New York Mets announced today that he will sing God Bless America tomorrow during Opening Day at Citi Field. The 22-year-old from Flushing finished in the Top 9 in the 11th season of American Idol, and clearly hasn’t wasted any time since his elimination. It’s exciting to see what the future might hold for Heejun! – Read more at American Idol

RANDY JACKSON: ‘AMERICAN IDOL’ IS THE REAL THING – During its eleven seasons, American Idol has discovered such stars as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Chris Daughtry, and Jennifer Hudson. It’s hard to find any other talent show that has turned out as many successful contestants. We spoke to Idol judge Randy Jackson who has been with the show since its inception and asked him how American Idol has managed to nurture such great talent. (Click on the audio player to hear Randy Jackson) – Listen to the Audio at FOX All Access

For ‘Dancing’ contestant Gavin DeGraw, life is ‘Sweeter’ off the dance floor – BURBANK, Calif. — The voters showed they weren’t quite over pop star Gavin DeGraw and pro partner Karina Smirnoff on Tuesday night’s “Dancing With the Stars” elimination round. Soap star Jack Wagner and his partner were eliminated instead. But even though DeGraw doesn’t admit it, getting booted from “Dancing” probably wouldn’t be a total heartbreaker for the singer-songwriter, whose current album, “Sweeter,” has produced a platinum single, “Not Over You.” What’s more, the title track just dropped as the album’s third single. – Read more at Washington Post

Dancing With the Stars Scoop: Jack Wagner “Shocked” and Sherri Shepherd Getting…Naked? – “We were doing the best we can!” Jack Wagner tells us after getting the ol’ heave-ho off the ballroom floor last night. “We’re disappointed. It’s shocking! I think anybody who would have gotten eliminated tonight would have been pretty shocked because all of the scores were so good. So it’s us and we move on, life’s not going to end, hopefully. We just take some great memories.” Wagner says this turn of events won’t keep him from dancing, thankyouverymuch.”I’m not letting go of this outfit. I’m dancing in my car in a minute!… I thought Id be rehearsing tomorrow with this wonderful woman, so maybe I’ll take a day off.” – Read more at EOnline

The Voice Judges Battle Over the Show’s Breakout Star! Plus, Who Is Blaming Song Choice? – Reggae darling and street performer, Naia Kete, might have dazzled the judges in the blind auditions and battle rounds but her straightforward take on Adele’s “Turning Tables” may have been her downfall. Should she have stuck to her reggae roots? She might not have had a choice! Kete explains: “There are things that need to be cleared, songs that the band needs to learn and that kind of thing. Most of the time you only get a certain amount of songs to pick from.” But that doesn’t explain why Kete didn’t put her signature sound on it: “For this song in particular it was a new thing and we only had enough time to rehearse it once. So it had to be a song that the band already knew and I couldn’t do much to it. I brought what I could in the 15 minutes that I was given in rehearsal.” – Read more at EOnline

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