Idol Headlines for 05/03/12

Katharine McPhee appears on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

American Idol Backstage Scoop: Who’s Defending Their Not-So-Single Status? – Speaking of support, dark horse Hollie Cavanagh, who has beaten the odds every week, broke out with two stellar performances, stunning the judges. “I was glad I got positive feedback on both songs,” she spilled. “It would be horrible to come out of the night with negative feedback. I mean, now it’s top five, so you have to bring it every week, and I’m just glad they’re seeing that I’m learning and progressing.” – Read more at EOnline

American Idol Top 5 Try Their Brit On!

‘American Idol’: Phillip Phillips says his girlfriend is proud of his success – A few weeks ago on “American Idol,” Jimmy Iovine said that Phillip Phillips and Colton Dixon were splitting the teen girl vote. Now that Dixon’s out, that leaves Phillips as the resident heartthrob left — but after discussing his girlfriend with Ryan Seacrest on the Top 5 performance show, will the girls stop voting? “It doesn’t matter, man,” Phillips tells Zap2it of fans seeing his girlfriend in the audience. “If it does, then they weren’t really liking the music. I’m trying to get the music out there. I’m not trying to be some boy that tries to look good or anything. I want the music to speak first.” – Read more at Zap2it

‘American Idol’ Judges Love Joshua Ledet, Jessica Sanchez; Musicians Flip for Phillip Phillips: What You Didn’t See on TV – The awkward vibe of Joshua Ledet and Phillip Phillips’ duet began during the commercial break as the two were chaperoned to stage left for their introduction. Meanwhile, on the opposite end of the studio, the band was already practicing “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling” taking away from the sense of surprise. Still, it sounded pretty good in the studio, if slightly disjointed. And there was one sweet moment when Phillip, upon noticing a sign from the back row that read “Phillip’s #1 fan,” busted out an ear-to-ear aw shucks grin. – Hollywood Reporter

Adam Lambert – “Never Close Our Eyes” Video Shoot

Adam Lambert tweets from the set of his new music video for his single, “Never Close Our Eyes”. “That shoot was a long one!! This video is going to be AMAZING! Get ready!!!!” And with the photo: “Rebels on the run. ‘it only gets better if we want it to.”


Haley Reinhart: Live & Exclusive! – She was one of our favorites in recent years! We are very excited that American Idol alum Haley Reinhart came in for a “Live & Exclusive” session! She’s all grown up and giving us some Wasted Tears! – Read more at Perez Hilton

Ryan Dempster Foundation’s ‘Casino Night’ – C UBBIES GALORE: Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster and wife Jenny are hosting the Third Annual “Dempster Foundation Casino Night” May 9 at the Palmer House Hilton. “American Idol” finalist Crystal Bowersox and local crooner John Vincent, who is a mainstay at the Ditka Restaurant, will entertain the guests. The dealers will be most of the Cubs players including Geovany Soto, Randy Wells, Starlin Castro, Kerry Wood and Darwin Barney. – Read more at Suntimes

Carrie Underwood learns from imperfect moments – “I’m glad I can present a polished version of myself when it counts. When I was on `Idol,’ I said some dumb stuff, and learned what that could do, and that stuff lives on,” said the Oklahoma native. “It seemed like every single solitary stupid thing I said was aired and featured and replayed over and over and over again.” – Read more at Seattle Times

Fox Orders Celebrity Dating Show The Choice, Featuring a Voice-Like Twist – Fox’s dark prince of reality TV, Mike Darnell, is dusting off a few of his old tricks. The network has ordered new summer dating game show The Choice, which uses spinning chairs reminiscent of NBC’s The Voice and applies it to romance — with celebrities thrown in for good measure. Hosted by Cat Deeley, The Choice, which debuts Thursday, June 7 at 9/8c, is a mash-up of The Voice and The Dating Game. Four single celebrities (to be announced later) will sit in rotating chairs in front of a live studio audience, with their backs to a bunch of singles. The suitors can describe their life, their interests and their turn-ons — but the celebrities can only rely on their voice and their answers. Read more at TVGuide

Darren Criss and Chris Colfer on “Glee” Graduation

From E News

‘Glee’ Music Honcho Adam Anders Responds to Gotye’s Cover Criticism – In a conversation last night with The Hollywood Reporter, Glee’s Executive Music Producer Adam Anders said that he was fine with the criticism — in part because it was out of his hands. “I have no problem with what he said,” Anders told THR. “The reality is, it was drier in the show. The problem is, you have a director who is trying to serve a storyline in the show and then I deliver the way I hear it and he did his thing. If I had written a song and obviously it’s a very precious song to him and it should be, it’s one of my favorite songs to come along in a long long time. You know we painstakingly recreated that track and I absolutely love how it turned out. Like I said, if you listen to the iTunes version, I think it’s very true to his.” – The Hollywood Reporter

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