Idol Headlines for 04/19/12

Katy Perry returns to ‘American Idol’ next week – Katy Perry will perform her latest hit, Part of Me, on next week’s American Idol results show (Thursday, April 26, 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT, FOX). – Read more at USAToday

American Idol Backstage Scoop: Which Contestant Says They’re “More Deserving” Than the Others? – Speaking of irked, Elise broke the unspoken cardinal rule of Idol contestants and talked back to the judges during her second round critique. Unhappy and confused by their comments to show more emotion, she explained the point she was trying to get across after the show. “I don’t feel I was being rude,” she said. “I really want to be natural and speak the way I want to speak. I think what compelled me to do it was [Jennifer Lopez] said I wasn’t connecting and being emotional with my song and I didn’t want to just stand there and smile and not connect their conversation with me. I wanted to engage and I don’t discredit anything they said, I just felt I needed to explain that I am always approaching my song from an emotional standpoint. It’s hard to do that in a minute and a half and make it work.” – Read more at Eonline

‘American Idol’: Colton Dixon is ‘totally confused’ by the judges’ critiques of ‘September’ – Dixon admits to Zap2it after the show that he doesn’t completely agree with their statements. “The judges were a little rough, and honestly, I don’t get it. I did the song the way I wanted to do it, I thought I did it well, and that was that. I was totally confused by what they were saying. I kind of understand it, but I’m not the guy to really show off vocally. I’m the guy who changes up a song and makes it my own.” That said, he’ll absolutely incorporate their feedback into his next performance. “I’m a little confused, but I’ll take it, I’ll run with it. If I’m here next week, I’ll try to choose another song that’s a little more impressive vocally.” – Read more at

‘American Idol’: Elise Testone on talking back to Jennifer Lopez – ‘I respect what she says to me’ – Backstage later, Testone tells Zap2it why she decided to talk back. “I didn’t want to just stand there and smile and not connect with their conversation with me,” she says. “So I wanted to engage. I’m not being rude and I don’t even discredit anything that they said — I just felt like I needed to kind of explain that I am always approaching my song from an emotional standpoint, but maybe they brought it to my attention that this competition is making me forget or taking a little bit of that away because I’m focusing so much on the technical aspects of things.” –

‘American Idol’s’ Ryan Seacrest on Dick Clark: ‘He Taught Me How To Do Television’ (Video) – “It’s a tremendously emotional day for so many people,” said Seacrest. “Fans of music, fans of television, broadcasters and certainly me personally as Dick Clark was one of those incredible pioneers of our business. He taught me how to do television, I studied him as a kid and I had the fortunate opportunity to work with him for several years on New Years Eve.” – Read more at the Hollywood Reporter

Dick Clark’s Cohorts, Chroniclers Say Ryan Seacrest Is the Man for His Job – “Ryan would be the one,” said Eddie Kelly, one of the original regulars on “American Bandstand” and a longtime friend of Clark’s. “I’ve always thought that. He’s definitely it, if there’s ever going to be a new Dick Clark, Ryan Seacrest would be the one I’d choose, and I know Dick felt that way too.” – Read more at ABCNews

Eden’s Edge tweeted, “Had a blast with everyone tonight!!! @kelliepickler @caseyejames and @Lauren_Alaina with us after the show :) CG″

Pharrell, Jermaine Dupri, & Mariah Carey Welcome Leah LaBelle to NYC
– Pharrell and Jermaine Dupri hosted a coming out party to welcome their new artist Leah LaBelle to New York City last night. Mariah Carey and L.A. Reid showed their support for the Seattle singer, who will release her debut album on I Am Other/So So Def/Epic Records. – Read more at Rap-Up

Guests dined on crispy rice cakes and herb roasted branzino at seafood restaurant Catch, while catching up with the Season 3 “American Idol” contestant.

Courtroom seats limited in Jennifer Hudson family murders trial – With the accused killer of three relatives of actress Jennifer Hudson’s set to go on trial Monday, members of the public who want to watch opening statements inside the courtroom will have to register in person Friday at the Criminal Courts Building. – Read more at the Chicago Tribune

See former Idol Haley Reinhart at the Norton Museum Thursday – “It’s been so surreal, but that’s pretty typical for me now. I went straight from the show to the (“Idol”) tour, to moving to L.A. and writing the whole album, but it’s wonderful,” she says. Reinhart says that she didn’t have “one specific goal for the album. I wanted to make people feel good when they heard it. A lot of it is mid-tempo – everything has a groove to it. As far as the lyrics and melody, I wanted to take people on a journey, either to escape or somewhere they’ll relate to, whichever they’d like to do.” – Palm Beach Post

Former ‘American Idol’ finalist performing at ‘Ignite the Night’ – During her “Idol” heyday, Glocksen lived in Naperville and the city embraced the Tinley Park native as one of its own, hosting a Gina Glocksen Day and bestowing her with a key to the city. She’s embraced the city right back. Now, she’ll headline the KidsMatter benefit concert — an event to raise money for the organization credited with supporting kids throughout the area. – Read more at the Daily Herald

Are you sure you want to be seen out with Simon ‘cad’ Cowell? Music mogul heads out with two female friends… as he reveals ’embarrassment’ over unauthorised book – Speaking to TMZ Live, Cowell says he feels ‘not gentlemanly at all’ as details of the yet-to-be released book – Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell – hit the headlines. The 52-year-old star insists it is not his style to ‘kiss and tell’ but said: ‘When you are with someone for a long time, they do get stuff out of you.’ Cowell says he decided to let Bower have personal access to him after taking advice from his pal Bernie Ecclestone, who was also the subject of an unauthorised Bower book. – Read more a the DailyMail

‘America’s Got Talent’: Howie Mandel Sells ‘Compassionate,’ ‘Constructive’ Judge Howard Stern – “He is so passionate about finding a star, about the show, that I think America will see a side of Howard they haven’t seen before,” Mandel told reporters. “Yes, he’s edgy and honest, but he’s a very bright, smart man. Nobody gets to that height without knowing what they’re doing. He’s also compassionate, emotional, serious and has good constructive criticism. He’s a good judge.” – Read more at the Hollywood Reporter

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