Idol Headlines for 04/11/12 – The Evening Edition

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Blake Shelton to Perform on ‘The Voice’Blake Shelton and fellow coach Christina Aguilera will perform alongside the four remaining artists on their respective teams during “The Voice” Performance Show on Monday, April 16 (8-10 p.m. ET). (Sounds like Team Christina and Team Blake will perform next week) – CMIL

‘American Idol’: Skylar Laine and Colton Dixon want Tim Tebow and Hayley Williams to give them a call – Skylar Laine and Colton Dixon would like to reiterate that they are definitely, absolutely, 100 percent not dating, despite the rumor “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest started on the Top 8 performance show that the duet partners were a couple in real life. But there are a few celebs they would like to date if they had the chance — Hayley Williams and Tim Tebow, feel free to pick up a phone and call the “Idol” finalists. – Read more at Zap2it

‘American Idol’ Vs. ‘The Voice’: The Scorecard So Far (Analysis) – A lot has been said and written about the rivalry between The Voice and American Idol. Whether comparing the talent or the judges or the format, on both sides of the primetime aisle, loyalists abound and are only getting louder. But who’s really in the lead when it comes to cultural relevance and series success? To get an answer, you have to dig a lot deeper than ratings, so THR did. Read on for the scorecard so far. – Read more at the Hollywood Reporter

Idology: DeAndre Brackensick on Jimmy’s Scorn, Fresh Idol Songs, and a Genius Finale Idea


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James Durbin talks ‘Idol’ return, national tour – “We’ve got an hour’s set,” says James, who finished fourth in last year’s Idol competition. “It’s great. The fans have been so responsive throughout this whole journey, and they still are.” You might expect James to perform Love Me Bad, the current single from his Memories of a Beautiful Disaster album, on Idol, but he says that’s not necessarily the case. – Read more at USA Today

“American Idol” Finalist Syesha Mercado Will Star in Paper Mill’s Reimagined Once On This Island – Syesha Mercado

“American Idol” finalist Syesha Mercado will play Ti Moune in the Paper Mill Playhouse’s upcoming production production of Once On This Island, which features book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty. More than 20 years after its premiere, Flaherty and Ahrens are reinventing their first musical with Tony-nominated director Thomas Kail (In the Heights, Lombardi, Magic/Bird) and choreographer Bradley Rapier (“So You Think You Can Dance”). Performances will begin May 30 with an official opening June 3. – Read more at Playbill

Diana DeGarmo & Ace Young: The First Couple of ‘American Idol’ – Kimberly Caldwell and David Cook may have briefly dated, and rumors of on-set “Idol” romances swirl every season. But Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young are without a doubt THE first couple of “American Idol.” Although the 24-year-old Diana, who was Season 3’s first runner-up, and 31-year-old Ace, who placed seventh in Season 5, only recently went public with their inter-season reality romance, the couple have actually been an item for more than two years, and their relationship is both personal and professional. – Read more at Yahoo Music

Celebrity Apprentice’s Lou Ferrigno Wishes He Could’ve Put Lisa Lampanelli in a Sleeper Hold – Apparently Lisa Lampanelli isn’t aware that you don’t mess with The Incredible Hulk. “I wish I could’ve put her in a sleeper hold,” Lou Ferrigno tells On Sunday’s episode of The Celebrity Apprentice, Lampanelli was shocked when Ferrigno successfully returned from the boardroom from the previous task. After being called “useless” by Lampanelli, Ferrigno wasn’t able to prove himself in the next challenge and was fired. – Read more at TV Guide

Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Hit the Studio – All in good time, was the general response from Aguilera, whose last studio effort was 2010’s “Bionic.” She said quality was more important than quantity and that she wanted to find “personal” songs to record. She did point out, however, that she does have a song she’s recording with fellow judge Cee Lo Green. She would not give the title and Green was equally cautious when Billboard caught up with him after the show. – Read more at Billboard

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