Idol Headlines for 05/07/12 – The Evening Edition

The Voice Final performance show airs tonight on NBC at 8 pm ET. Blake Shelton has been pimping his team member, Jermaine Paul, he tweeted, “Unbelievable!!! I just got a cake delivered from the Pope that says “God loves @JermainePaul more than other people!”

Date Set For 22nd Annual City Of Hope Softball Challenge – On SATURDAY JUNE 9th at 9a (CT), the CITY OF HOPE will hold its 22nd ANNUAL CELEBRITY SOFTBALL CHALLENGE at GREER STADIUM in NASHVILLE. The lineup features CARRIE UNDERWOOD, SCOTTY MCCREERY, BRANTLEY GILBERT, LAUREN ALAINA, DAVID NAIL, JAMES OTTO, CHUCK WICKS, WHITNEY DUNCAN, BUCKY COVINGTON, SARAH DARLING, BILLY GILMAN, KRISTEN KELLY, TWO FOOT FRED, ROBIN MEADE (CNN),and OLYMPIC figure skating champion SCOTT HAMILTON. “We’re proud to support CITY OF HOPE in its fight against cancer. CITY OF HOPE’S groundbreaking and innovative research benefits people everywhere,” said VP/ GM of the GRAND OLE OPRY, PETE FISHER. – Read more at All Access

CMA Music Fest announces lineups for free concert stages – Both stages will host dozens of performances over the four-day festival: The Bud Light Stage’s lineup will include performances from Frankie Ballard, Eric Paslay, Jason Michael Carroll, Bucky Covington and Exile. Stars at the Bic Soleil Bella Beach Stage include Sunny Sweeney, HER & Kings County and Kristy Lee Cook. – Read more at

The Voice Torn Apart By Adam Levine & Christina Aguilera’s Explosive Brawl – It should have been a happy day on set for the four coaches of The Voice as they geared up for the May 8 finale, but instead an explosive fight blew up between Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine during the May 7 rehearsal, leaving the set reeling, a source close to Christina exclusively tells “Christina found out that Adam planned to have his finalist, Tony Luca, sing 99 Problems by Jay-Z, in which he’ll sing “I’ve got 99 problems but a bitch ain’t one” the source explains. “Adam and Tony wanted to call Christina out as a bitch but make it clear she’s not a problem for Tony. It was completely aimed at her. It was Adam’s idea, but Tony absolutely loved it.” – Read more at RadarOnline

Skylar Laine Was James Durbin’s ‘Pick’ To Win ‘American Idol’ – “I’m disappointed. She was my pick to win,” he said. “She actually has stage presence. She puts on a show. That’s what I try to do as much as possible, that’s what I evoke, and that’s what inspires me. And that was cool to see for her genre. She loves Miranda [Lambert], and she loves Reba [McEntire] and she loves Jason Aldean, and that’s perfect for her, that’s her audience that she’s aiming at, and that’s the kind of music I could see her making.” – Read more atMTV

“So Small” Carrie Underwood ft. PS22 Chorus

Carrie Underwood sings “So Small” with PS22 Chorus in New York City. She also performed “Good Girl” with the choir

OFFSTAGE: CMT Listen Up: Casey James – Casey James was raised in Texas in a community called Cool. And that pretty much tells his entire story right there. He is cool. To the core. You can see so in the latest CMT Listen Up performance he did a few weeks ago at the 12th & Porter club in Nashville. James’ bluesy-country songs and soulful voice are the same as they were when he made it to the top three on American Idol two years ago when Lee DeWyze won. – Read more at CMT

Unpacking the audible divide between country’s solo women and men – For a while now, the dominant image of country radio’s target listener has been the suburban soccer mom, the presumption being that tender male balladeers are what it takes to keep her tuning in while she runs errands in her SUV. Here’s one problem with that idea: There’s not all that big of a gender disparity in the country audience, and poll results presented at this year’s Country Radio Seminar back this up. Women are in the majority, but not by much. What’s more, the musical impulses that are showing up in country right now don’t break down along gender lines the way you might think. – Read more at Nashville Scene

X Factor’: Miley Cyrus in talks to host – report – With the rumor mill in full swing that Britney Spears and Demi Lovato are in line to join the judging table at “The X Factor,” the show appears to be turning its attention to the hosting duties. And the latest word has it that Miley Cyrus may just be a candidate. is reporting that Cyrus could be one of the two people to take over for the fired Steve Jones. EP Simon Cowell has previously stated that it is his goal to have a male and female co-host for the singing competition. – Read more at Zap2it

Matthew Morrison Reveals ‘Glee’ Finale Spoilers – “That’s the thing: there is so much unknown next year. It’s going to be interesting for me teaching in the choir room next year and seeing a lot of faces I don’t know.” he added. “There are the familiar faces that I always go to like Finn (Cory Monteith) and Rachel (Lea Michele) and it’s going to be weird not staring in those eyes.” – Read more at

‘Glee’: Brittany’s Graduation Status, Hope for NYC and More Spoilers From the Cast – 4. Speaking of saying goodbye, some cast members could be parting ways with Glee for good. With Michele, Monteith and Colfer all set to return next season and the format for Season 4 still unclear, it’s anyone’s guess what the next installment of Glee will look like. “We don’t know what’s going on but I think people come and go and maybe come back for stuff,” Morrison says. “But technically, we won’t see these people every episode coming up because they’ll be gone.” Rest assured, Gleeks: Michele says not to worry. “I know the formula for next season; Ryan has given me all the lovely insight and it just gives you everything that you want and everything you want to see,” she says. “It’s going to be really exciting.” – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

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