Idol Headlines for 04/06/12 – The Evening Edition

Crystal Bowersox relaunches her new website. Check it out and grab a free download of a new song, “Ohio Flies” (

X-Factor’s Rachel Crow will be performing the National Anthem at The White House 2012 Easter Egg Roll on Monday. (Via @MarkMalkin)

Is ‘American Idol’ Judges’ Advice Sabotaging The Finalists? – “They are hurting the contestants with confusing advice,” said MJ Santilli, founder of the popular “Idol’ blog MJsbigblog. “What makes it worse are the ‘battles’ between the panel and mentor Jimmy Iovine. The finalists are often hearing one thing in the studio with Jimmy and his guest mentors, and something entirely different from the judges.” – Read more at MTV

CENTER STAGE AT MURDER TRIAL – Jennifer Hudson takes center stage in a questionnaire that potential jurors are being asked to fill out to determine if they will be allowed to decide whether or not a man is guilty in the slayings of the singer’s mother, brother and nephew. Nine of the 66 questions released to the press Friday dealt with Hudson’s career in movies, television and as an author. Prospective jurors were asked if they have ever watched “American Idol,” the television show that brought Hudson to fame, or if they saw “Dreamgirls,” the motion picture for which she won an Academy Award. They also were asked if they’d ever seen her perform or read her book, “I Got This: How I Changed my Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down.” – Read more at the Chicago Sun-Times

Erika Van Pelt sings God Bless America at the Pawtucket Red Sox opening


Haley Reinhart Talks ‘American Idol,’ ‘Sultry’ Debut Album + Dream Collaboration – PopCrush recently caught up with the former ‘Idol’ contestant to chat about her upcoming album release, including her songwriting process for the LP, what songs are her favorites, and her collaborative track with rapper B.o.B. Check out our interview below to find out more details on ‘Listen Up!’ in addition to Reinhart’s dream duet partner, the best advice she’s received from her musical parents, and her love for acting. – Read more at Pop Crush

Kris Allen Answers Fan Questions

“Loves Me Not” is the name of the Kris/Miko duet. He recorded the vocals recently.

Carrie Underwood – Vegas Photoshoot

Vegas Magazine

Video: Casey James performs ‘Drive’ for Tennessean Music

‘Fred: The Show’s’ Rachel Crow: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Me (Guest Blog) – The X Factor’s Rachel Crow has started her journey to big things since signing a record contract with Columbia records and a TV deal with Nickelodeon. Her first stop is a recurring role on Nick’s Fred: The Show starting with Friday’s episode at 8 p.m. She plays the appropriately named Starr, Fred’s (Lucas Cruikshank) eccentric classmate who dreams of becoming a famous actress and singer. Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Chris Rene: ‘X Factor’ Star Talks Addiction, Fatherhood and Music’s Poor Role Models During In House Q&A – “When it comes to recovery, you don’t promise anything, to anyone — ever.” “X Factor” third-place finalist Chris Rene may have come a long way from his days as an alcoholic and drug addict, but he’s the first to acknowledge that he’s still got a long way to go. The 29-year-old Santa Cruz, Calif. native became an instant favorite when he told his story of conquering his demons on the “X Factor” audition stage — then even more after he performed his own original song about those struggles. “Young Homie” is now the new Epic signee’s lead single. With just a month until his one-year anniversary of sobriety, Chris stopped by AOL Music’s New York office for an exclusive In House interview and photo shoot. – Read more at

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