Idol Headlines for 05/12/11 – The Evening Edition

Jennifer Hudson tweets some bad news to her fans, “Hey guys! I just want to apologize to all who were looking forward to seeing me on tour this summer. Due to my upcoming projects the tour has to be rescheduled. I would never cancel a chance to meet my fans! I love all of u n cant wait to see u! (I wonder if the problem was poor ticket sales…)

The CMT music cable channel will be airing a disaster relief concert tonight at 8 pm to aid those affected by the recent Tornados. Crystal Bowersox will be on hand to answer phones and Carrie Underwood taped a special segment for the broadcast. The show airs at 9/8c pm on CMT. We’ll all be watching Idol, but I’m sure it will air again later. Proceeds of the telethon will go to the Red Cross.

Carrie Underwood Tapes Disaster Release Message

Carrie Underwood pre-records an appearance for the Music Builds: CMT Disaster Relief Concert on May 11, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee.

‘American Idol’ behind the scenes: ‘Idol’ coaches talk the Top 4 — EXCLUSIVE

HALEY REINHART – “Earth Song” (Michael Jackson)
DEBRA BYRD: She wanted the choir, because it’s a big song and she thought three back up singers would not give her the feel that she would like — the subject matter is weighty, she knew that she needed extra voices. I have to laugh [about Randy Jackson and Jennifer Lopez’s criticisms]. I sing a song about what inspires [me], and you say that song isn’t right for [me]. That’s just a bit odd. But hey, that’s the whole thing about this TV show — it’s all subjective. The interpretation I take from that is the judges see her in a specific light and they didn’t see her in that light. That’s what I got out of it.

Read more at EW

Steven Tyler: Here’s the Idol Vote Americans Got Wrong

While Tyler didn’t say that James Durbin, Haley Reinhart, Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina don’t deserve to still be there, he did make it very clear who he wishes hadn’t been sent packing.

“I was really bummed that Naima [Adedapo] got booted off because there’s character there, ” he said. “The best ones are the ones that us ordinary folks can find character in and hang our hat on that. Not just the great singing.”

See the Video at EOnline

Nikki Reed & Paul McDonald Hold Hands in West Hollywood (PHOTOS)

Twilight star Nikki Reed and her beau American Idol contestant Paul McDonald were seen holding hands outside the Troubador in West Hollywood on Wednesday night. The couple, who started dating a in March after meeting at the Red Riding Hood premiere, attended the highly-anticipated Prince concert.

See the Photos at Celebuzz

Ousted ‘Idol’ Stefano — I Wanna Win Grammys!!!

“American Idol” reject Stefano Langone refuses to get sucked into the county fair circuit — dude’s got MUCH bigger plans for his future … and they involve a six-letter word that rhymes with glammy.

We ran into this season’s seventh place winner last night in L.A. — where he channeled Randy Jackson by saying, “Just because I’m not in the competition, don’t mean I’m not in it to win it”

Stefano added, “Definitely still waiting for those Grammys.”

See the video at TMZ

Paige Miles Debuts New Single LUCKY @ TheatreZone’s ‘Beehive — the 60s Musical!’

Theatregoers attending TheatreZone’s final season production of ‘Beehive – the ‘60s Musical!’ are certainly feeling lucky. At the conclusion of the musical revue they are treated to a live performance of American Idol Season 9 finalist Paige Miles’s not-yet-released single LUCKY.

Beehive is currently playing at the G&L Theatre in Naples until May 15.

According to Mark Danni, founder of TheatreZone and Ms. Miles’s director and mentor, the former Community School of Naples graduate returned to her hometown stage to star in Beehive and wanted to share her first single from her future EP release StarDust.

“Paige wrote LUCKY and the Beehive band put together the orchestration with her fellow Beehive girl cast mates singing back-up, ” explains Danni.

Read more at Broadway World

Blake Lewis: ‘J.Lo and Randy Were Unnecessarily Harsh With Haley Reinhart’

The night started out nice. People usually arrive at my place around 8:30–9PM and we get the party started. This time my DVR box really didn’t want us to watch ‘Idol.’ I was pissed! It kept glitching out every two seconds during some of the performances. Oh well! We set the computer on a stool and plugged it into my stereo system as a quick fix.

We only got to watch the performances and a couple of the Gaga critiques. Kind of interesting not hearing the judges;usually that’s a contestant’s dream when on stage, and I have to admit, it was nice not hearing them. On that note …

Read more at TV Squad

Dancing with American Idol’s Naima Adedapo

Former American Idol contestant Naima Adedapo is back in Milwaukee, following her stint on the hit FOX television show. Before she heads on tour with the rest of the Season 10 American Idol contestants, she’s dancing up a storm in Milwaukee.

Thursday, she joined Real Milwaukee’s Tony Clark to show off her dance moves with the Ko-Thi Dance Company, and to teach Tony a step or two.

See the Video at FOX 6

Collaborates with Country Music Star and Veteran Josh Gracin to Recognize Military Heroes

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Continuing its dedication and commitment to supporting military members and their families, Sears is launching its fourth annual Heroes at Home spring renovation campaign with Rebuilding Together, the nation’s leading nonprofit working to preserve affordable homeownership. This spring, Sears and Rebuilding Together expect to renovate more than 300 homes across the country as part of the Heroes at Home program, which aims to improve American military families’ lives by making necessary repairs, improvements or modifications to their homes. Sears is encouraging Americans to lend their support by making a donation to Heroes at Home in any Sears store nationwide or online at now through July 16. Customer donations will support the rehabilitation of homes for veterans and military families across the country, as well as benefit Rebuilding Together’s Disaster Assessment and Response Program.

Read more at Josh

‘American Idol, ‘ ‘Glee’ and ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Top Content Power Ratings

NEW YORK – American Idol, Glee and Dancing with the Stars are the top three TV shows in the Content Power Ratings for 2010 that media agency Optimedia U.S. unveiled Thursday and that look at TV shows’ overall viewer equity based on audience delivery (across TV, Internet and mobile), involvement and advocacy, particularly in the social media realm.

While Idol and Dancing are the first- and third-ranked programs in Nielsen ratings, Glee is in one of the top spots despite being only no. 55 in the Nielsen ratings. Optimedia U.S. cited its strong audience loyalty and advocacy as the key factors.

Read more at the Hollywood Reporter

Jedward – Lipstick ( Ireland ) Eurovision 2011

The 2nd Eurovision semifinal is over, X Factor’s Jedward sang for Ireland and qualified for the final! Check out the awesomeness below:

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