Idol Headlines for 05/11/12

American Idol Backstage Scoop: Who Was Jennifer Lopez K-I-S-S-I-N-G at Judges Table?! – Hollie’s elimination was by no means a huge shock to the competition, and when we caught up with the blonde after the show, she had nothing but smiles and positivity to share. “I’m doing fine,” she told us. “You can’t really complain when you’re at top four. There’s so many people previously in the competition that would die to be at this spot, so I’m just proud of myself at this point. I woke up this morning with a little gut feeling, just like, OK. You just know. You take this whole journey with people and when you get eliminated, it’s emotional. I was fine, but when I saw Joshua [Ledet] crying, I got teary-eyed!”

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The Voice Execs Unhappy With Season 2 Winner Jermaine Paul – “Jermaine is a lot like last year’s winner Javier Colon,” an insider tells exclusively. “They have a lot in common.” And their commonalities are making The Voice execs worried. “Javier didn’t wow anyone with his post-Voice success,” the source says. “Dia Frampton did better than him and sold more records, it was disappointing for Javier. And people want a success story for the Voice winner.” “The execs will support him publicly,” the source says. “But behind the scenes they’re nervous.” While no one would ever say the former backup singer doesn’t have a great voice, execs were definitely hoping to mix it up this season, the source explained. – Read more at Radar Online

Phillip Phillips And Joshua Ledet: Let’s Hope They Don’t Win ‘American Idol’ – When it comes to “American Idol”, sometimes the only way to win is to lose. In general, the show has a checkered history of creating superstars, with only two winners who could legitimately claim that title: season one’s Kelly Clarkson and season four’s Carrie Underwood. But until last season’s anomalous Scotty McCreery (you kind of have to give him a pass because he’s a country star and that’s a whole different audience than the more fickle pop/R&B one), the show’s track record when it comes to male winners? has been pretty dismal. – Read more at MTV

Constantine Maroulis – Unofficial Idol Forum – FUSETV

‘Idol’ Top 4 Finalist Joshua Ledet Has ‘Everything It Takes To Win,’ Says Fantasia – “I absolutely love Josh,” she says. “I think he is a phenomenal singer and I am rooting for him to win the whole thing. I am really honored that people are comparing his vocal ability and energy to mine.” Unfortunately, getting Barrino’s endorsement doesn’t guarantee Joshua the Idol win, but according the Season 3 winner, he’s got the right stuff. “I really think he has everything it takes to win Idol. He’s youthful, he has a unique look and sound, he has the personality, spirit and drive that it takes to win the show,” says the 27-year-old. – Read more at

Bloomfield residents to perform with ‘Idol’ star – Something wicked comes to the Bickford Theatre as Tony Award-nominee and “American Idol” finalist Constantine Maroulis, of “Rock of Ages” musical, joins nearly a dozen Broadway favorites to salute the sinister side of Broadway in the benefit evening “Life Upon the Wicked Stage: Broadway’s Greatest Villains, Thieves and Ladies of the Evening.” The performance will be held Saturday, June 9, 8 p.m., at the Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., in Morristown. This annual Bickford Theatre Guild fundraiser salutes those unforgettable characters you love to hate (and fear!) from such Broadway classics as “Sweeney Todd,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Oliver!,” “Jekyll & Hyde,” “Damn Yankees,” “Little Shop of Horrors,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Wild Party,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Man of La Mancha,” ‘Hairspray” and more. – Read more at North Jersey

David Cook – FOX All Access

Backstage interview with David Cook

David Cook Talks Life After ‘Idol’ & The “WGWG” Phenomenon

“I know that whole ‘white guy with guitar’ thing exists, and I don’t know if I vibe with it,” David said, referring to the three winners that followed him (Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze, and Scotty McCreery). “To lump people in like that just almost feels a little dismissive. I think Phillip is probably one of the more unique talents that have ever been on the show, and to lump him in with anybody demeans that a bit. I think Phillip’s incredible, and that guy could do almost anything and it would work.”

As for the idea that the “WGWG” pattern on “Idol” was established by David’s win in 2008, he laughed, “Sorry about that! Vote for somebody else? I don’t know. I think everybody’s who’s won this show, from Kelly onward, deserves to be in that spot.”

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