- Fantasia performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. More info HERE.
- David Cook performs at the Concert for Hope 8 pm
- Jordin Sparks headlines a benefit concert to kick off the Musical Instrument Museum’s first-anniversary weekend.
- Kris Allen performs at Toad Suck Daze, Downtown Conway, AR.
- Kellie Pickler at the Suwannee River Jam, Live Oak FL
- Casey Abrams appears on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Mike Elizondo, who is now A&R and Producer In Residence at Warner Brothers Records. He mentions in this video interview that he’s cowriting for Carrie Underwood’s new album. He cowrote Cowboy Casanova with Carrie and with Brett James. He also co-wrote and produced “Can’t Stay Away”, “Is It Over” and “Lifetime” for Kris Allen.
More Idol Headlines after the Jump…
‘American Idol’ — Reteamed With AEG — Announces Season 10 Tour Dates
“American Idol” season 10 is gearing up to take the show on the road this summer. The “American Idols Live!” tour kicks off July 6 in West Valley City, Utah and will hit 45 dates before wrapping up September 9, in Rochester, N.Y., it was announced today (Apr. 28).
Featured on the “American Idols Live!” lineup this year are season 10’s top 11 finalists: Casey Abrams, Haley Reinhart, Jacob Lusk, James Durbin, Lauren Alaina, Naima Adedapo, Paul McDonald, Pia Toscano, Scotty McCreery, Stefano Langone, and Thia Megia. While the lineup typically features the top 10 of each season, Abrams was added after the judges used their lone save option of the season on him.
Read more at Billboard
Watch Our Interview with David Cook
Last week, Season 7 American Idol David Cook performed “The Last Goodbye, ” the first single off his upcoming album, This Loud Morning, on the Top 7 results show. During his trip back to American Idol’s stage, we caught up with the rocker. Watch this exclusive interview as he talks about This Loud Morning and what it means to him.
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Kris Allen Picks Casey Abrams, Haley Reinhart As ‘American Idol’ Faves
“I have been keeping up a little bit, ” Allen said when asked to name his favorite contestants of season 10. “I would say probably my favorites are, I really like Casey [Abrams], and I really like Haley [Reinhart]. I like Lauren too, though.”
Regarding his visit to the “Idol” studio last week — not as a performer, but as an audience member — Allen said he was there to support the show and would love to perform someday if he has something to promote.
“There was talk about [performing], ” Allen said. “Here’s the deal: I don’t want to perform unless there’s something to perform, some new song. It could happen. It’s definitely a possibility, but I wouldn’t bank on it [this season].”
See the Video at MTV
Ke$ha, Adam Lambert, Ne-Yo Have A Few Royal Wedding Gift Ideas
David Cook followed up on the all-American food idea. “I feel like they have everything except maybe they probably don’t have an Applebee’s gift card. I’ll go [with an] Applebee’s gift card, ” the “American Idol” alum said.
Other stars said they’d gift the British prince and soon-to-be-princess with an item they were personally best known for.
“I’d probably buy William some eyeliner, ” Lambert said. “He could do that, he could rock that look. I think.”
Read more at MTV
Artwork – New Steven Tyler Single
Steven’s solo single drops on May 9.
Steven Tyler Talks About ‘Snorting F—ing Lunesta’ at Prism Awards
It was Steven Tyler who rocked the house when he came on stage at Thursday’s Prism Awards to present his friend Richie Supa with his accolade for writing the song “Last House on the Block.”
“Is this a room full of recovering alcoholics and drug addicts?” shouted Tyler to wild applause. “Then I’m right at home.”
The Prisms are presented by the Entertainment Industries Council for accurately depicting substance abuse and mental health issues in movies, TV and music.
Read more at Hollywood Reporter
‘The Glee Project’: First look at the ‘Glee’ hopefuls! — EXCLUSIVE PHOTO
What will the next cast member of Glee look like? Well, he or she looks a little bit like you or me, actually. Right now, there are 12 possibilities of who might be Glee‘s newest addition, and EW has the exclusive first look at the Glee wannabes who are hoping to share the screen with Kurt, Rachel, Finn, and the rest of the New Directions in season 3 of the Fox series. The dozen fresh faces – which you can take a gander at after the jump — are competing in Oxygen’s upcoming reality series The Glee Project, which launches June 12 and will select one of the 12 for a seven-episode arc on the show in season 3. Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy has said that if a guy is chosen, the role will likely be a love interest for diva character Mercedes (Amber Riley).
Read more at EW
MTV Catches up With Adam Lambert
Adam Lambert: ‘I Feel Amazing’ Working On My Second Album (April 27, 2011)
Adam Lambert hits the red carpet at the 28th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards where he chats with Access about working on his second album. Plus, Adam tells Access how much he loves former “American Idol” judge Paula Abdul. So, has he been watching “Idol” this season?