Idol Headlines for 05/01/12 – The Evening Edition

Watch Carrie Underwood perform Live in New York City at 7:00 PM at this link! If the cameraman pans the audience we may get a shot of Windmills who is attending the show, sponsored by iHeartRadio. Watch out for her report later. Watch Carrie Underwood

“American Idol” alums Haley Reinhart (season 10), Blake Lewis (season 6) and Kimberly Caldwell (season 2) will appear at the grand opening of AT&T’s Retail Innovation Center in Arlington Heights Thursday. (Via Chicago Tribune)

Constantine Maroulis interviews Elise Testone for Fuse

American Idols arriving at Branson airport Monday, fans can attend watch party – American Idol finalists, who will be performing at The Andy Williams Moon River Theatre as part of “The Finalists Live!” show, will arrive at the Branson Airport Monday, according to a press release from the airport. The group of finalists arriving Monday will include Lee DeWyze, season nine winner; Blake Lewis, season six runner-up; Elliott Yamin, third in season five; Thia Megia, from last year’s show; and Kimberly Caldwell, from season two and host on Oxygen and TV Guide networks. – Read more at News-Leader

Carrie Underwood learns from imperfect moments – NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — “American Idol” did more than launch Carrie Underwood’s career — it helped shape the picture-perfect image she has today. In interviews and public appearances, she never has a hair out of place and always says the right things. She only recently decided it was safe to join Twitter, and if there’s ever a controversial tweet from her account, assume it got hacked. Her carefully crafted persona doesn’t come from “American Idol” media training, but rather from what she feels were cringe-worthy moments during her winning run on the show in 2005 that stereotyped her as a naive “country girl.” – Read more at Associated Press

Carrie GAC Promo – Here’s a sneak peek at Carrie Underwood’s interview with “Headline Country.” Tune in Thursday, May 3rd at 9PM EASTERN on GAC to see our complete sit-down with the superstar who talks about her life and new album “Blown

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Queen gears up for tribute tour ‘Extravaganza’ – Any plans to perform with Lambert beyond that are unclear for Queen, who have toured on a handful of occasions over the past decade with Bad Company singer Paul Rodgers. “I don’t know whether that’s going to be ongoing,” Taylor said. “Brian and I are not the young men we once were. These are slightly experimental — we’ve got to see how they go, see how we get on, if it really works. Who knows what might happen. It really is slightly experimental right now. We didn’t really want to commit ourselves to too many things.” – Read more at CNN

Kellie Pickler Visits Elephant Sanctuary On GAC’s ‘Day Jobs’ – BNA RECORDS artist KELLIE PICKLER gets to live out one day in her ‘dream job,’ as an elephant caregiver in the GAC-TV show “DAY JOBS,” on MAY 2nd at 8p (ET). On the show, PICKLER, and a camera crew in tow, was given very rare access to the 2,700 acre Elephant Sanctuary in HOHENWALD, TN, south of NASHVILLE. She spent the day preparing meals (peanut butter, grains, fruit) and serving the six female elephants in the ASIA barn. – Read more at ALL Access

Tim Urban – New Music Video – Someday

Watch the music video for Tim Urban’s new song, “Someday”

Leah LaBelle Previews 5 Tracks Off Debut Album – Pharrell and Jermaine Dupri’s protégée Leah LaBelle gives us a taste of her upcoming I Am Other/So So Def/Epic Records debut with a 5-track album sampler. In addition to the seductive single “Sexify,” the former “American Idol” contestant captivates as she coos over beats by her hitmaking mentors. Play and replay the five cuts including “So Hot,” “Make Me Get Up,” “What Do We Got Lose,” and “Mr. Scissors.” – Listen to the tunes at Rap-Up

Nigel Lythgoe Previews His New E! Show, Opening Act! Plus, Who Does He Think Will Win American Idol? – So how does Opening Act work? “What we’re doing is looking down through the Web, the artists that have placed themselves on the Web…and we’re going to say, ‘Listen, you’re very good on the Web in your bedroom, in your front room, but in five days’ time, you’re actually opening for Nicki Minaj.'” Talk about pressure! “These kids that have never done anything in their lives, never actually performed in front of anybody, have got five days to get themselves ready,” Lythgoe explains of the new series. “We’ve got an artist development team that will help them, but it’s going to be very exciting.” – See the video at EOnline

Exclusive Song Premiere! ‘Voice’ Star Tony Vincent is “Starting Over” – “Starting Over” provides further evidence that this man with the initials T.V. would have made for some good TV if he’d continued on “The Voice,” a show that encourages contestants to take chances and sing outside the box. – Listen at Reality Rocks

‘The Voice’s’ Tony Lucca on Christina Aguilera’s Comments: ‘I’m Just Confused More Than Anything’ – After the show, Lucca spoke to THR about Aguilera’s continued comments, and their relationship when they were on The Mickey Mouse Club many years ago. “We weren’t really friends on the show,” he told THR. “She was 12 and I was 17. So at that age, there were the older kids and the younger kids.” “We had a wonderful working relationship,” he added. “There were music numbers that we did where I would sing background for her, and there were dance numbers and all that kind of stuff.” “I don’t disagree with her suggestion that Adam consider us both. I think the world of Katrina. She’s phenomenal,” he said. “But of the four coaches, especially at this point in the game, it doesn’t seem like anyone is trying to manipulate or steer anyone else’s tough decisions, so for her to do that it seemed a little out of place.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

The Glee Project Season 2:

New Promo featuring Lea Michele

2012 Tony Nominations Announced – THE 66TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS® will be broadcast live from The Beacon Theater, Sunday, June 10 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. The awards honor theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway. This year marks the 66th anniversary of the TONY Awards, which were first held on April 6, 1947, at the Waldorf Astoria’s Grand Ballroom. The American Theatre Wing’s TONY Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. The Tonys were founded in memorial to Antoinette (“Tony”) Perry, the American Theatre Wing’s World War II chairperson. – See the list of Tony Nominations at TVByTheNumbers

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