Idol Headlines for 04/08/11 – The Evening Edition

Kris Allen will appear in an episode of Teen Nick’s Gigantic: Episode will air Friday, April 15th at 9:30 PM EDT!

Ruben Studdard and Mandisa have been announced as presenters at the 42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards set to take place at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA on Wednesday, April 20. The show will be Televised on GMC on Easter Sunday, April 24 at 7 p.m. ET

Pia Toscano: Record Label Visit Following ‘Idol’ Elimination!

Pia Toscano is all smiles as she heads into the Warner Music Group/Elektra Records building on Friday (April 8. ) in Los Angeles.

The 22-year-old singer was reportedly visiting a record label after being voted off American Idol the night before in one of the most shocking sendoffs in the show’s history.

See the photos at Just Jared

More Headlines after the JUMP…

Pia After ‘Idol’ — ‘Everyone Was Sobbing’

Pia Toscano and the rest of the “American idol” finalists were a crying mess after the 22-year-old’s shocking elimination last night — sources connected with the show tell TMZ.

The contestants — sans Pia — showed up for the “Kiss Off Dinner” at a restaurant in L.A. Pia made her entrance after everyone was seated … followed by tears, more tears, and then one of the producers put it in perspective to make it all better, saying, “The point of ‘Idol’ is to launch careers. Pia, you’re launched.”

We’re told Pia didn’t check out of the “Idol” hotel last night, but she’ll be out of there today.

Read more at TMZ

Was Pia Toscano’s Exit The Most Shocking In ‘American Idol’ History?

“I’m really bummed about this. It just sucks, ” said longtime “Idol” watcher and “Idol” recapper Michael Slezak. “One of the main factors is the judges. There’s been a complete absence of any kind of guidance from the judging panel, which opens up the prospect of ‘vote for your favorite.’ And if you pick your favorite early on, you stick with them and vote 500 times a night no matter how they perform.”

Read more at MTV

‘American Idol’ Predictions Results: Pia Toscano? We Give Up!

Nor did my fellow experts, since none of us even had Pia on our bottom-three radar yesterday, when we all confidently pegged gospel goofball Jacob Lusk as the surefire bootee. In case you’re keeping score at home, that’s four women in a row eliminated to zero males, leaving just two ladies standing amid a gaggle of six men.

Read more at MTV

Pia Toscano: Why (one of) the right one(s) was voted off

Toscano was a perfect example of what has long made Idol so prone to vapid tedium: With her emphasis on hitting the “perfect” note, her excessive emotionalism, and her clueless phrasing, Toscano was an ideal robo-Idol contestant, custom-designed to fit the aesthetic of this show — as it existed a few years ago.

Read more at EW


Steven Tyler knows a great singer when he hears one and for him, Pia Toscano was one of the best on American Idol. Which was why he was so bummed when Toscano was sent packing Thursday night.

“How could anybody vote her off when she sings like an angel?” Tyler questions. “But, it’s America and they get the final vote. I just love her. Out of all the singer’s I thought she just sang the best…for me.”

Listen to the audio at Hollywood Outbreak

‘American Idol’ In 60 Seconds


Exclusive Photos: Amy Grant and Taylor Hicks downtown

Vince Gill had his annual “Vince Gill and Friends” benefit concert last night, and while we didn’t spot Gill himself we did see Amy Grant and Taylor Hicks walking around.

See the Photos at Music City Edge

5 Facts About Carrie Underwood’s ‘Soul Surfer’

The country songstress tries her hand at acting in Soul Surfer, the story of surfer Bethany Hamilton who survived a real-life shark-attack in 2003 and eventually found her way back to the board (in theaters Friday).

Here are 5 things you should know about the newly-minted movie star.

Read more at Hollywood Reporter

Carrie Underwood: My Faith Is the Reason for My Success

Carrie Underwood is one of the world’s most successful country music artists, but she tells us that it isn’t only a result of talent and luck. Instead, she credits her strong faith and Christian upbringing for all her life’s charms.

“I grew up in church and have a wonderful family that always supported that, ” Underwood told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column. “I grew up going to church camp and reading my bible and having different faith books and movies in my life.”

Read more at FoxNews

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