Idol Headlines for 05/03/11 – The Evening Edition

Kevin Covais tweets, “Excited for filming today for “State of Georgia”! I have a feeling today will involve some fun.”

Matt Giraud tweets, “Anyone at the Grand Finale of the American Idol Experience today at Hollywood Studios will be in for a little surprise!! This is a blast!!”

Kelly Clarkson, Ryan Seacrest celebrating Coca Cola’s 125th anniversary Saturday for employees

Kelly Clarkson, Ne-Yo and Natasha Bedingfield will perform at a private concert for Coca-cola employees at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, GA to celebrate the company’s 125th Anniversary. Ryan Seacrest will host the affair. There’s no general admission to the concert, but it will stream live at Coke’s special website. It will air from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

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Frenchie Davis: ‘Idol’ ‘Scared the Hell Out of Me’

“There was a part of my life when I had allowed what happened with Idol to scare the hell out of me and there was a part of me that was afraid to really take a chance, ” said Davis, who in the past nine years has performed in Rent on Broadway. “Broadway was safe for me.”

But for the singer who turns 32 on Saturday, The Voice is far from being her last shot at making it.

“I don’t see anything as a last shot — I’m sure that some people saw Idol as my last shot and clearly it was not, ” she said, noting that Aguilera has been “kind of a mamma bear” when it comes to serving as her coach. “What this show is about for me is not about necessarily winning. When I left Idol, most people remembered me because of the scandal. If I couldn’t sing, then maybe I could live with that.

Read more at Idol Worship

When are these people going to get better?

I’m having a hard time staying interested in “American Idol” this year because every season of the show has a couple of master story lines, and this season the producers have tended to one of them while neglecting the other. The first story is “Which of these singers will win?” That one pretty much takes care of itself; it’s autopilot. But the second, vastly more interesting story line, “Watch these amateurs become professionals, ” has been a failure.

The remaining finalists all seem like perfectly nice people — I’m sure they all remember to call their parents on their birthdays, and are nice to children and animals — but none of them strike me as headliner material. More like the sorts of people who’d totally kill on karaoke night or during a Sunday morning church performance, and that’s about it.

Read more at Salon

Lauren Alaina Suddeth throwing Chattanooga benefit concert

VIDEO: American Idol’s Casey Says He and Haley Are Just “Really, Really Close Friends”

Why does American Idol’s Casey Abrams think that so many people relate to him? Because he’s a slacker

“A lot of people would come up to me and say, ‘You remind me of my slacker son that dropped out of college.’ That’s exactly what I am — I like sleeping on couches, watching TV, eating cereal in the daytime, ” he tells “[I’m a] regular dude doing what he wants to do and I hope that inspired people to do this show and try other things.

See the Video at TV Guide

Casey Abrams: Why Haley Reinhart Has a “Very Good” Chance to Win Idol

Us: This season, the judges haven’t really pulled the Simon Cowell card and offered negative critiques. Did their feedback help or hurt you?
CA: I’m really digging the new panel. Yes, sometimes they’re a little too nice. I actually think they were a little too nice to me. I’ve been off, I’ve been pitchy, and Randy’s been quiet through that. He didn’t say anything. Then they’ll pick on Haley sometimes. But the thing is, they have really big hearts and that’s why they’re a really good panel.

Us: Speaking of Haley, please set the record straight: What’s going on with you two?
CA: We’re friends. We’re musical buddies. Musical counterparts. We would always sit really close to one another and giggle about things, just talk about how crazy our schedule is. We’d just laugh at dumb things away from everyone else and I think that’s why everyone thought that we were dating. It’s good having that one person who really knows you as a person, and can relate with everything that’s going on. Get through the hard times and celebrate the good times.

Read more at US

David Cook: The Reality Rocks Interview, Pt. 1

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Crystal Bowersox on ‘Idol’ Appearance: ‘I Feel like I Jinxed Casey Abrams’

THR: How did it feel to be back in the Idol studio?

Crystal Bowersox: Definitely strange, but once my band and I got to the studio and kind of settled in, it was fine. It was good to see familiar faces, the crew, love all those guys. It was cool. I had some flashbacks to when I was on the show, seeing the mic stand and the stage and everything. I know it’s a different stage, but it felt the same.

THR: But you had different faces staring back at you, namely Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler…

Bowersox: Yeah, they were right ahead of me! The judges were different, but everything really looked and felt the same. It was surreal, but I feel like I jinxed Casey Abrams. He was my favorite. Of course, the show that I perform on, he goes home. But it was cool. I got to talk to him, and he’s going to be all right.

Read more at Hollywood Reporter

Rent and “American Idol” Performer Tamyra Gray Will Twist in Pasadena

“American Idol” finalist Tamyra Gray will star in the Pasadena Playhouse production of Twist, a funky take on the classic Charles Dickens tale “Oliver Twist, ” which will begin performances June 14.

Twist will officially open June 26 for a run through July 17 at the Pasadena Playhouse.

According to Pasadena, “Tamyra will portray a nightclub singer with a dream and a past. Della’s encounter/meeting with ‘Twist’ changes their lives forever.”

Read more at Playbill

Kris Allen Talks to OK! About Music Empowers, Matthew Morrison & a New Tattoo!

Watch below as we chat with Kris about his work with Music Empowers, the music he is working on for his new album, how he feels about having a song he wrote on Glee star Matthew Morrison’s new album and so much more. We even ask him about his new mystery tattoo.

See the Video at OK

Simon Cowell unveils £1m gameshow Red or Black

Simon Cowell has taken time out from the launch of The X Factor in the US to unveil his latest ITV1 production – a gameshow in which contestants will be able to win £1m on the spin of a wheel.

Red or Black will be fronted by Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly and broadcast live over the course of seven consecutive nights later this year on ITV1.

Cowell also said the judges lineup on the US version of The X Factor – the source of endless speculation over whether Cheryl Cole will join him on the show – would be confirmed by the end of the week.

Read more at the Guardian

Hackers `steal X Factor details`

The FBI is reportedly investigating after hackers broke into Simon Cowell’s computer network.

Details of more than 250, 000 X Factor entrants are said to have been stolen and Simon and bosses at American TV network Fox, are said to be scared that the thieves will use the details to make money.

An official investigation has been launched and an email, which was seen by the Daily Star, was sent to all contestants to warn them about the security breach.

Read more at Monsters and Critics

Chris Colfer: No more drama for Kurt!

But his trip wasn’t completely “Glee”-centric. While in town Chris also walked the red carpet at the Time 100 Celebration where he was honored as one of the year’s most influential people.

That’s where I caught up with Chris to find out how he learned of the honor, what his thoughts are on summer fur and why he hopes Kurt strays a bit from the Meryl Streep territory in season three!

See the Video at New York Post

ABC Wins Monday Ratings with ‘Dancing with the Stars’

ABC easily won Monday night with a two-hour Dancing with the Stars performance show and a new installment of Castle. The network averaged a 3.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 17.9 million viewers overall. DWTS (4.4, 20.8 million) and Castle (2.9, 12.3 million) both won their respective time slots despite slight erosion week-to-week.

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

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