Idol Headlines for 04/26/13

‘American Idol’ Surprise Reprieve: Final Four React – Thursday’s night’s American Idol fake-out was perhaps just the latest example of network brass and series producers rewriting the rulebook. It is their show, after all, and they’re certainly entitled and empowered to do so. But while some viewers (and seemingly none of the press in attendance) were genuinely surprised by the night’s “shocker” — a reprieve for the final four — it seemed the girls on stage weren’t. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

American Idol Backstage Scoop: Why Kree Thought She Was Going Home – After the flurry of headlines generated in recent days after word leaked that American Idol producers had considered replacing Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj on the judges’ panel, tonight’s results show put the focus back where it arguably belongs: on the four remaining female contestants. In the hour’s “big twist,” Kree Harrison, Angie Miller, Amber Holcomb and Candice Glover were rewarded for their talent—and the lack of a judges’ save this season—by all being declared safe for another week. – Read more at EOnline

American Idol: The Girls Didn’t Think Anyone Was going Home

Jessica Sanchez Reveals She Always Planned to Do a Dance Record, A Key Detail About Her ‘Glee’ Role + More – She is adamant that no one pushed her in this direction and it’s always been her vision to be a dance diva. Sanchez reminded us that her pre-’Idol’ material, which lived online, was of this ilk. She said, “Even before ‘Idol,’ I did a lot of YouTube covers. That’s what people saw before ‘Idol.’ To come out like this is risky, but I am all for it. I wanted to do it.” – Read more at Pop Crush

OFFSTAGE: Kellie Pickler: Dance, Caffeinate, Sing, Dance – “In the morning, our rehearsals are usually seven hours or more,” Pickler recently told CMT Radio. But now that it’s getting so close to the end of the show’s season, she has to learn more than one dance for next week’s episodes. “I’ll rehearse all morning and all day, and then go chug a pot of coffee and then go try to do a concert,” she said. “Then go back into the dance studio after the show.” – Read more at CMT Radio

‘X Factor’ Long Island auditions: 16,000-plus flock to Nassau Coliseum – The sight of more than 16,000 people auditioning their hearts out Thursday at Nassau Coliseum for a chance to appear on “The X Factor” would have been enough to make even Simon Cowell crack a smile. Hopefuls began lining up at 5:30 a.m. for a shot to be on the Fox musical competition’s third season. Each had hopes of going home with a golden ticket, signifying advancement to the next round. – Read more at Newsday

Ryan Seacrest on J.Lo ‘Idol’ Rumors: ‘Mariah Carey Is Firmly Planted’ – Ryan said, “I had not heard about that before that report. I saw Mariah that day and she was firmly planted in that seat, and I see her tonight and I think she was firmly planted in that seat, I don’t think she is going anywhere.” Randy commented, “It’s so weird, it sounds so ridiculous… you hear rumors about these shows all the time. This one was so ridiculous of an idea… anyway, I think that would have hurt a lot of things.” – Read more at Extra TV

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