Matchbox 20 tweets: “Just saw
@PPhillipsAI11 do Disease. Don’t listen to those judges. We liked it. Unless not listening to those judges gets you kicked off.
Quit gushing over finalists, ‘Idol’ judges: Viewers aren’t listening to you – Kelly who? Carrie What’s-her-name? That guy who formed a band and had some success … Daugherty was it? And who was that girl who wound up winning an Oscar? It doesn’t matter. Forget about those former “American Idol” legends. Why? Because this season’s final three are some of the biggest talents to ever hit the universe. Just ask the judges. – Read more at MSNBC
Luke Bryan gives fellow Leesburg native Phillip Phillips words of encouragement
‘American Idol’: Matchbox Twenty’s Rob Thomas Weighs In On Phillip Phillips’ ‘Disease’ Performance – What did Matchbox frontman Rob Thomas, who’s written with Idols in the past (namely, Chris Daughtry), make of the performance? “I thought he was really good,” Thomas tells The Hollywood Reporter. “I appreciate what he did with it. If you’re going to be an ‘idol,’ you need to be more than just a cover artist and I think he made it his own.” Thomas got wind of the performance when “everyone started writing me so I checked it online.” He adds that he was “flattered” to have his band’s song chosen. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter
AMERICAN IDOL Season 11 Contestants Appeared at Los Angeles Kohl’s for AMERICAN IDOL’s “Authentic Icon” Collection – MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., May 17, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Yesterday at Kohl’s Department Store in Alhambra, CA, stars of AMERICAN IDOL Season 11 met with fans to introduce them to the AMERICAN IDOL fashion brand — Authentic Icon (AI) — which is available exclusively at Kohl’s and Kohls.com. Former Season 11 AMERICAN IDOL contestants including Hollie Cavanaugh, Skylar Laine, Elise Testone, Colton Dixon, Hee Jun Han, DeAndre Brackensick, Erika Van Pelt, Shannon Magrane, and Jeremy Rosado were in attendance to sign autographs with Kohl’s shoppers. – Read more at Marketwatch
Joshua Ledet says going home grounded him
Kelly Clarkson Reveals Her Duets Judging Style: I’m A ‘Crier’ – “I will admit it’s been hard, the first three episodes,” Kelly told Access Hollywood correspondent Jill Martin at the ABC Upfronts after-party in New York City on Tuesday. “But yesterday we shot the fourth episode and it’s getting way easier. “I think that I came in thinking I was from ‘[American] Idol’ and I had all this like, expertise on it and [thought] ‘Oh, this is going to be easy,’” she added. “No — it’s a lot of work!” – Read more at Access Hollywood
Wheeling’s Haley Reinhart dishes on post-‘Idol’ album debut – It’s no surprise that Haley Reinhart’s favorite song off her debut album is “Wonderland.” Because that’s exactly how the 21-year-old Wheeling native describes her worldview right now. After finishing third on “American Idol” last May, Reinhart took her time to record “Listen Up!” so she could get as close to achieving her vision of a “funky, soul-infused R&B record” as possible. “It’s pretty close to that. It’s a mixture, a mesh of all the genres that I love,” she said. “There are pop undertones, but the sultriness is there, a little bit of the funk route and rock route all blended in.” – Daily Herald
What Freaks Carrie Underwood Out? – Forget common phobias like being afraid of the dark or spiders — having other people do her laundry for her is what really freaks country superstar Carrie Underwood out. In an intimate interview with Oprah at her cabin retreat in Nashville, Tennessee for Oprah’s Next Chapter, Underwood is asked about the one thing she still likes to do for herself even though she obviously now has access to a plethora of staff. – Watch the Video at ET Online
Underwood admits she yells at refs, opposing players during NHL hubby’s games – TORONTO – When the cameras catch country star Carrie Underwood attending the games of hockey-playing husband Mike Fisher — and it happens quite often — she’s typically looking on demurely, sporting picture-perfect hair and a fresh jersey. But she says she spends as much time chirping and screeching her disapproval as any other hockey fan. “Oh, I sure do — of course I do. I get into it,” Underwood said this week during an interview at a posh Toronto hotel. “Or when somebody trips Mike or does something dirty, I’m like: ‘Are you KIDDING me?’ Yeah, I get pretty heated.” – Read more at 660News
Carrie Underwood on the Marilyn Dennis Show HERE.
American Idol Shakeup: Jennifer Lopez’s Post-Show Plans – Lopez apparently isn’t looking for a pay raise. “I really don’t think it’s about money,” one source tells me. “Idol is a huge commitment and she doesn’t want to be tied down to it.” As I exclusively reported yesterday, the single mom of two has decided not to come back for a third season. But that doesn’t mean we won’t be seeing—and hearing—lots from her down the road. – Read more at EOnline