Idol Headlines for 05/18/12 – The Evening Edition

Haley Reinhart performs at the Girls Who Rock show tonight night New York City. It’s streaming live on Ustream. 7-:11:30 pm et.

David Cook performs at the 2012 Erase MS Gala at the Hyatt Regency in Century City CA.

Kelly Clarkson to Premiere ‘Dark Side’ at BBMAs, Talks ‘Duets’ – Kelly Clarkson will premiere her new single “Dark Side” at the Billboard Music Awards Sunday in a mashup with “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You).” The singer, now 10 years and five albums removed from her season one victory in “American Idol,” provided that detail Thursday while in Los Angeles doing interviews to promote ABC’s summer singing competition “Duets.” “We’ve already shot a video and I’ll be doing it on ‘Dancing With the Stars,'” Clarkson told Billboard. “Dark Side” will be sent to radio on Monday and her label, RCA, will go for adds on June 4. – Read more at Billboard

‘American Idol’: Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler Assess the Final Two (Video)

Tyler marveled at the growth of 16-year-old Jessica Sanchez and 21-year-old Phillip Phillips, commenting that the latter brought the magic” with “one of the best songs in the history of music,” Bob Seger’s “We’ve Got Tonight,” while Jackson pointed out that, while there’s a girl in the finale (finally), Sanchez might be at a disadvantage without the “’cute boy vote.” His advice: pick a song that will wow the audience and not put them to sleep. “Just go for it,” he said.

Adam Lambert backstage at Idol – FOX All Access

Adam Lambert on What a No. 1 Album Would Mean to Him (Video)

“I’m not so much concerned about the chart,” Lambert said. “I’m more flattered and validated by fans and critics having such a good time listening to it.”

Lambert also discussed how, three years after he came in second on Idol’s season 8, fan wars still flare up. “Fandom is a beautiful thing as long as it’s positive,” he said. “But when it turns negative, it just seems like such a waste of energy to me.”

“I’m not so much concerned about the chart,” Lambert said. “I’m more flattered and validated by fans and critics having such a good time listening to it.”

Hollywood Reporter

Carrie Underwood, the Idol big enough for Oprah – “I’ve been lucky enough to work with Oprah on a couple of occasions on a couple of other shows, but this is actually the first time that Mike and I have sat down and done an interview together, which amazes me. We’ve never done that before in almost two years of being married,” says the Oklahoma-raised, Nashville-based Underwood, 29, whilst being whisked between engagements during a two-day promotional stop in Toronto this past week. “She came down a few days ago and we took around to one of our favourite places to spend time — it’s not too far away from our home, kind of a weekend getaway — and we took her to where we’re gonna be building our house someday. And we went to the Bridgestone Arena to skate around on the ice a little bit.” – Read more at

Kris Allen looks beyond himself on ‘Thank You Camellia’ – On Thursday afternoon in Nashville, Kris Allen is in the middle of his second day of rehearsals with his band.
Kris has just learned of Donna Summer’s death, so it’s time to add She Works Hard for the Money, one of his American Idol covers, back into the set. Clearly, neither he nor his band has performed the song in a while. – Read more at USA Today

Haley Reinhart Craves Comfort Food, ’90s Toons & Beatles Everything: Favorites – Favorites is our recurring video series on the personal preferences of the pop artists who inspire us. Because the artists we love love stuff too. Here’s what you probably didn’t know about Haley Reinhart: The 21-year-old American Idol Season 10 alumna loves herself some family time. We only chatted for a bit, but in practically every question we asked, the “Free” singer managed to mention a sweet childhood memory involving her mom and pops, or good ol’ home sweet home. – See the Video at Idolator

Listen Up! And Watch! Haley Reinhart Performs at Yahoo! – Season 10 “American Idol” goddess of the growl, the fabulous Miss Haley Reinhart, recently came by Yahoo! Music to perform two songs from the aptly titled Listen Up!–her lushly retromodern debut album (think Amy Winehouse, Duffy, Nicole Atkins, Joss Stone) that is the perfect combination of sass and class.
Check out her performances below, and once again marvel at the fact that this girl only made it to third place… – Read more at

Kelly Clarkson: Boyfriend Brandon Blackstock is ‘ruining my creativity’ – Kelly Clarkson is happily coupled with Brandon Blackstock, the son of her manager, Narvel Blackstock, and stepson of country singer Reba McEntire. But the perks of being in love may have one slight downside for Clarkson. “It’s ruing my creativity!” the pop singer tells Zap2It at a press conference Thursday (May 17) for her new reality competition show, “Duets.” “I’m writing all this happy s***. It’s killing me. Like, I’m trying to write a tough song and I can’t; it’s coming out all butterflies and rainbows. It’s killing me.” – Read more at Zap2it

‘Duets’ judge John Legend trashes Britney Spears and Demi Lovato – The judge on the upcoming singing competition “Duets” fired the opening salvo while at a recent red carpet event. It is here that he tells E! that he questions the credibility of the newly-minted “X Factor” panelists. “It’s interesting when people, you know, are judging singing competitions when they aren’t really singers,” Legend says. – Read more at Zap2it

‘Glee’ Season 4: Cast to Return — But for How Long? – Glee’s Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and Cory Monteith are returning for Season 4, along with all the cast members — but for how long? Fox Entertainment president Kevin Reilly told The Hollywood Reporter during this week’s upfront in New York that members of the swelling cast — which counts a graduating class that includes Amber Riley, Naya Rivera, Dianna Agron and Mark Salling, among others — are in talks for the duration of their return and whether they’ll be signed on as series regulars for 22-episode deals or recurring roles. Deals are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

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