American Idol Top 10 Mentors! (Entertainment Weekly)
David Cook will sing the Anthem tonight in Anaheim when the Angels kick off their 52nd season with their second straight opener against Kansas City. (Via Los Angeles Angels)
Lauren Alaina will be part of the World Outreach Church Easter services on Sunday in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This year’s events will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday and repeated at 10 a.m. Sunday. (Via DJN.com)
‘American Idol’: DeAndre Brackensick’s post-‘Idol’ plans? Prom. – “I’m just glad that I finally get to go to a prom that I’m going to actually enjoy,” he confesses. “‘Idol’ brought out me, and I’m so glad ‘Idol’ did bring out me. Every dance I’ve ever had I was either a ticket-taker or a coat-taker because I was just so uncomfortable with myself.” All together now: AWWWW. (And for the ladies: No, he doesn’t have a date yet.) Brackensick says he had to give up quite a bit to be on the show, but he’d do it again in a heartbeat. Read more at Zap2it.
DeAndre Brackensick ‘had a feeling’ he’d leave ‘Idol’ – “Back in the day, everybody was a falsetto singer,” he says, thinking back to Motown greats like Smokey Robinson and The Temptations’ Eddie Kendricks. “Nowadays, it’s so unappreciated. I want to bring it back. There’s a few of us here and there, like Eric Benet and my idol, Maxwell. I really want to bring that back.” But his falsetto sound turned out to be polarizing. Even though a lot of people loved what DeAndre could do with his voice, just as many people hated it. DeAndre picked up on that vibe while on the show. However, he says, his efforts to show that he was more than just a falsetto singer may have hurt him more than it helped him. – USA Today
American Idol Backstage Scoop: Deandre Spills, “I Wasn’t Ready for America” – Elimination night served up a slightly unexpected exit for Deandre fans who were anticipating Hollie Cavanagh or Elise Testone to be singing for their Idol life. Surprise aside, we gotta hand it to Deandre and Elise who didn’t seem to be stressing over being the bottom two. During commercial break, the two took center stage, dancing and twirling each other around before host Ryan Seacrest sent Elise to the safety of the couches. – Read more at EOnline.
Elliott Yamin: Singer reflects on life after American Idol – It will be Yamin’s third studio album of original content. Unlike his previous two albums, Yamin says this time he is not shooting for Top 40 success. “My previous two albums I was focused on making contemporary music. I wanted to get back on the radio,” said Yamin. “I did not do that with this album. It might hurt a little bit. But it might not, though. I don’t know that I have any singles. I just don’t really know. But that’s the exciting and challenging part about it.” – See the Video at WTVR
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Katharine McPhee Fights for the People of Africa
Adam Lambert’s Rockin’ NewNowNext Awards Night – Turning up for a night on the red carpet, Adam Lambert was among the many stars on hand for Logo’s ‘NewNowNext Awards’ 2012 in Hollywood on Thursday (April 5). Dressed in his usual all-black attire, the “For Your Entertainment” hitmaker worked the Avalon arrivals area while mingling with fellow guests such as Mayra Veronica before heading inside to grab a seat alongside boyfriend Sauli Koskinen. – See the photos at Gossip Center