Paul McDonald tweets from the Rachel Ray green room where he, Stefano Langone and Pia Toscano were waiting to tape a segment for the domestic doyennes’ daytime TV show. I think they were making sandwiches!
Adam Lambert will be performing on July 29th at the St. Agathe en Feux Festival in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, QC . Remember to check for the official announcement and ticket release on 5/9. (subject to change) (Via AdamLambertFans)
David Cook has two new appearances. For Mix 106.5 at the Hotel Anza in San Jose, CA on May 19 (more info on willing tickets HERE) and at the Star 101.5 lounge at CLUB SNO at Snoqualmie Casino Tuesday afternoon, May 17th! in the Seattle area. (More info on winning tickets HERE)
Jason Castro performs at the First Annual Plano Young Life Benefit concert in Plano TX on Saturday May 14. More information HERE.
Adam Lambert tweets, “Headed back to @PulseRecording w @BonnieMcKeee @OLIGEE1 and @Josh_Abraham to make some more amazing music!! #onaroll”
RanaNYC tweets, Kris Allen will be attending NARM Convention Awards Dinner on May 12, where David Cook will be headlining and American Idol will be honored.
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A week in the life of an ‘American Idol’ finalist
Over 10 years with “American Idol, ” vocal coach, pianist and musical director Michael Orland has worked with many unique groups of contestants, but “some things never change from season to season.”
The veteran musical mentor to the aspiring stars laughed Wednesday when he revealed one example.
“No matter what, every year those contestants go out there saying, ‘I’ve got to impress the judges. I’ve got to make them love me.’
Read more at the Chicago Sun Times
An ‘Idol’ Judge Heeds Her Tips
Steven Tyler may operate on a bizarre frequency, and Jimmy Iovine may be the ruthless engine behind the scenes, but no one has kept “American Idol” afloat this year more than Jennifer Lopez.
Early on, in the audition rounds, she was overshadowed by Mr. Tyler’s grammar-bending outbursts. And she hadn’t yet learned not to be sympathetic: crushing dreams is tough work. But now she’s down to business, because more than anyone on “Idol, ” except possibly Mr. Iovine, she understands that it is, in fact, a business.
Read more at New York Times
Randy Jackson reveals his pick to win ‘Idol’
Past “American Idols” David Cook and Lee DeWyze better watch their backs — there might be a new “Idol” rock god in the making in the form of James Durbin, at least according to judge Randy Jackson.
“I think he’s got a shot to win it all!” Jackson told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Wednesday’s Access Hollywood Live.
“What you look for now is who is just driving and rising to the top, ” “Idol’s” Top Dawg continued. “I’m hoping that the public is looking at that going, ‘Hey, this guy is real dude.’
Read more at MSNBC
Casey Abrams: The Other Male ‘Idol’ Contestants are Sexier Than Me
Jennifer Lopez may have called Casey Abrams “sexy” but he did not believe it! The latest American Idol castoff stopped by the OK! NYC offices and explained that he is baffled by the idea that he is “sexy.”
“First I was like, ‘you are crazy for saying that, ’ ” Casey exclusively told OK! about J. Lo’s compliment, seeming truly dumbfounded. “I’m not like… it’s just weird that out of Stefano [Langone] and Paul [McDonald] and [James] Durbin and all those people, I was called the sexy one. That baffles me and I think it’s kinda wrong.”
Read more at OK
David Cook: The Reality Rocks Interview, Pt. 2
Read more at Reality Rocks
‘American Idol’ contestant Paige Miles returns to her home stage to star in ‘Beehive, the ’60s Musical’
Paige Miles has come a long way, and now she’s returning to perform on the stage where it all began.
The Naples native first stepped into a musical theater role as the lead in “Starmites” at Community School of Naples. Since then, Miles has appeared as the 11th place finalist on “American Idol” and performed on “Late Night with David Letterman” and the “Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
Just one week ago, Miles wrapped production on her debut-EP/album and has signed with Creative Artists Agency, a move that will help the young starlet foray into television, film and additional musical opportunities.
Read more at Naples News
Celebrity Ologist: Anoop Desai, Week One
First off, I’m ecstatic to be doing this weekly series with Ology this month. My goal is to let my fans and Ology readers into my world a little. To let you experience my triumphs and learning moments, my days and nights; in a word, my life. After my experience on American Idol a couple seasons back, a lot has happened for me. I’ve been lucky to have fans that are energetic and sincere about helping me achieve all my post-Idol dreams. But there’s only so much that Twitter, Facebook, and the like can get across, and as I gear up for the release of Zero.0 on iTunes this month, I wanted to delve a little deeper.
Read more at Ology.com
Metromix Soundcheck: Anoop Desai
Remember singer Anoop Desai from the sixth season of “American Idol?” It’s time to check in with him again. This first generation Indian-American has his sights set high. In addition to the singer’s plans to dominate the charts and advance his talents in TV and film, he also wants to continue working to banish social and racial boundaries while serving as a role model for today’s youth.
Don’t miss Desai’s performance on a special edition of the Metromix Soundcheck on May 7 on the 11Alive Morning News. And stay tuned for Metromix’s Anoop Desai Week, which will include several chances to meet the singer at events around Atlanta.
Read more at Metromix
Jennifer Lopez’s Album Premiere Event: Her Return to The Grove!
Jennifer Lopez is celebrating the release of her new “Love?” album, and made an anticipated return to “Extra” at The Grove on Friday. Her latest compilation of songs features collaborations with rappers Lil Wayne and Pit Bull. Lady Gaga also co-produced a few of the tracks.
See the video at Extra TV