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

Diana Degarmo posts on her Facebook, “Hey everyone! I cannot WAIT to release my music video for “Good Goodbye” :-D We are planning to unveil TWO edits on on 4/23 and YOU can tell me which is your favorite!!”

Melissa Gilbert Returns to ‘Dancing with the Stars’ – Melissa Gilbert is back on the dance floor. After being rushed to the hospital during Monday’s edition of “Dancing with the Stars,” the former “Little House on the Prarie” star returned to rehersals Wednesday afternoon and joked about her injury on Twitter. – Read more at ABC News

‘American Idol’ Burning Questions: What Did Colton Dixon Really Want to Sing? Did Lady Gaga Inspire Elise Testone’s Outfit?Can Joshua Ledet picture himself as a Bruno Mars-type performer? The 20-year-old has certainly shown the versatility it takes to be a big star. “If I were to sing like an upbeat song, it would probably have that kind of twist to it and be that style definitely,” says Ledet, who performed Mars’ “Runaway Baby,” adding: “Bruno is amazing and I was definitely scared going into tonight singing because he rocked that song at the Grammys.” As for his perfomance of Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger” in a duet with Sanchez and Hollie Cavanagh, Ledet confesses: “Just with (Clarkson), her range (is) so high, trying to hit those high notes every time was kind of tough.” – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

American Idol Winner Kris Allen Names His Favorite Finalist: Do You Agree With Him? – “I have a couple of favorites, but I think the person who sticks out to me the most is Joshua Ledet,” Allen told me the other day during a publicity blitz for his second album, Thank You Camellia (on sale on May 22). “He’s got something about his voice, and I think every time he gets up on that stage, he just brings it. – Read more at EOnline

Lauren Alaina Becomes Special Olympics Project UNIFY® Ambassador – If you think back to last year’s American Idol season, you’ll remember Lauren Alaina telling us about her relationship with the Special Olympics athletes back in her hometown of Rossville, GA. Now Lauren is more than just a friend to these athletes, she’s an Ambassador. Special Olympics Project UNIFY® announced Lauren Alaina, American Idol Season 10 runner up, as a Special Olympics Project UNIFY® Ambassador for North America. The announcement was made as part of the 23rd Annual National Service-Learning Conference® in Minneapolis, in which Special Olympics Project UNIFY® is a proud sponsor. She was introduced by Special Olympics Minnesota athlete and National Youth Activation Committee member, Danielle Liebl. – Read more at Keepin it Country

Interview and Video: Darren Criss Is a Fighter – Criss talks about his role on ‘Glee,’ his character’s relationship with Kurt, and working with Matt Bomer. Plus, video from last night’s episode where Criss performs the Christina Aguilera song, “Fighter.” Last night’s Glee was all about Darren Criss. Audiences met his brother, Cooper, played by White Collar’s Matt Bomer, which provided some background on Blaine’s life. We caught up with Criss, who is straight in real life—and was the cover boy of our March 2011 issue—about playing Kurt’s boyfriend, his character’s future, and working with Bomer. – Read more at

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