Idol Headlines for 04/29/11 – The Evening Edition

Should Covering Songs Be Illegal? Dr. Luke, Ke$ha, Adam Lambert Weigh In

Last week, Prince told George Lopez that he thinks covering songs without an artist’s permission and blessing should be illegal. “Covering music means your version doesn’t exist anymore, ” said the purple one. “A lot of times, people think I’m doing Sinead O’Connor’s song or Chaka Khan’s song when in fact I wrote those songs.”

Adam Lambert: “I understand where he’s coming from. I mean, he’s Prince. I think he can get his way. But there is something to that, because as artists and writers, we create these songs and we have this passion and vision for it. Then the minute someone covers it, you run the risk of it either being great or falling apart.”

Read more at THR

Producer/Songwriter Claude Kelly tweets, “i rarely share my studio excitement but 2day w/ @adamlambert & @EmanuelKiriakou is special indeed. we’re taking creative risks. #dealwithit”

Jordin Sparks Designs M.A.D. Purse

Jordin Sparks can add designer to her list of careers now.

The 21-year-old musician has teamed up with 1154 LILL Studio to raise for melanoma with her M.A.D. Girls, Inc.

See the photo at Just Jared Jr.

NEW Allison Iraheta concert: @Alliholics tweets, “Allison Iraheta CONCERT SUNDAY MAY 22 in St. Petersburg, FL” More information HERE.

More Headlines after the JUMP…

Rodney Jerkins on who will succeed beyond season 10

Rodney thinks Scotty McCreery and Pia Toscano will be successful AI 10 alums (sounds like Pia WILL be signed by Interscope

Via On The Red Carpet

Lee Dewyze Announces New Asia Tour Dates

Lee will be performing in the Philippines, Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur in May. Check out more info below and click on the photos for more details about the events!

May 7 @ 8pm – Performance: Venice Piazza at McKinley Hill – Manila, Philippines
May 8 @ 7pm – Performance: Eastwood Mall Open Park – Manila, Philippines
May 14 @ 7pm – Performance: The Cascade Lounge – Jakarta
May 15 @ 3pm – Meet & Greet: Taman Anggrek Mall – Jakarta
May 17 @ 4pm – Performance and Autograph Session: Subang Parade Shopping Mall – Kuala Lumpur

Read more at Lee Dewyze Official

Bucky Covington Gives Advice to Scotty McCreery, Other ‘American Idol’ Contestants

Bucky Covington knows how ‘American Idol‘ finalists feel going into an elimination round. But the season five finalist, who finished in eighth place in 2006, tells Taste of Country that the real competition begins when you go home for good.

“I think people have a perception of you, ” the always chatty Covington says about fan expectations after ‘Idol.’ “You have to almost be as good as Tim McGraw even though you have none of the experience.” The live show is one area many contestants struggle with, and he says that’s because playing for cameras and playing for a crowd take two very different skill sets.

“Pretty much you let the camera do the work. You kind of stand there and let the camera do all the dancing around you and let the editing part of it make you look good, ” he explains, laughing.

Read more at a Taste of Country

VIDEO: Keke Wyatt & Ruben Studdard Remake ‘Saturday Love’


Fantasia, Jah Cure Booked For St. Kitts Music Festival

Grammy-winning R&B singer Fantasia Barrino and EME award-winning Reggae artist Jah Cure will be performing at the 15th Annual St. Kitts Music Festival, organizers confirmed.

“Saturday will see the jazz band, Commodores, Jah Cure and Fantasia. Thursday night you will have the Bunny Wailer and UB40 and the rest of the show will be local, ” Lam revealed.

The festival will be held June 23-25th. Tourism Minister Hon. Richard Skerritt had stated earlier this year that despite economic challenges, the show would go on.

Read more at The Observer

“THE X FACTOR” MyStudio Video Auditions Extended Thru May 8th

LOS ANGELES, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Studio One Media, Inc. (“Studio One”) (OTC.BB: SOMD) a leading edge entertainment & technology company, today announced that THE X FACTOR, the highly anticipated singing competition series debuting this fall on FOX, extends its video auditions for an additional week. Originally scheduled to close on April 30, the unprecedented and specially built high-definition recording studios from MyStudio will now remain open until Sunday, May 8. MyStudio audition booths are located nationwide in Honolulu, HI, Phoenix, AZ, Nashville, TN, Anchorage, AK, Kansas City, KS, and Denver, CO.

Read more at PR Newswire

Exclusive Glee Sneak Peek: Awww, Rachel and Finn Totally Want to Get Back Together!

Finchel fans, you might want to hold on to something before you watch this, because you are gonna swoon.

Yep, we’ve got an exclusive first look at Lea Michele’s “feminine twist” on Fleetwood Mac’s “Go Your Own Way” from Tuesday’s all-new episode of Glee, “Rumours, ”

Read more at EOnline

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