Idol Headlines for 05/19/11

Today’s Idol Appearances

  • James Durbin appears on the Ellen Degeneres Show
  • Taylor Hicks performs at the Broadway Theater of Pitman  in Pitman, NJ. More information HERE.
  • David Cook performs for Mix 106.5 at the Hotel Anza in San Jose, CA (Info on winning tickets HERE)

@IdolsNow: “PAUL McDONALD will be sitting in with the band 100 Monkeys at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on Saturday May 21, 7 PM PDT.”

@dizzyfeet Another incredible vote over 90 million votes on #AmericanIdol last night.

Audition for “The Singoff”! Details HERE.

Cee Lo Green: ‘The Voice’ Judges Will Be Back for Season Two

“We’ve already been secured for a second season, so prepare to see a lot more of myself, Christina, Blake and Adam, and a host of great artists doing their thing, ” says Green. When asked whether or not all four judges will definitely be back, the R&B singer says, “That would be the safe assumption. I haven’t heard anything other than that. I’ll be there, that’s for sure.”

Read more at Billboard

The Band Perry on Lauren Alaina’s ‘Idol’ Performance of Their Song: ‘It Was a Proud Moment’

So what did the Mississippi sibling trio think of the performance? “It was a proud moment, ” Kimberly, Neil and Reid Perry said in a statement Thursday morning. “It’s so exciting to see a song we wrote in our basement walk its way onto one of America’s biggest stages. We wish Lauren much luck in the competition and thank her for lending such a sweet voice to our song.”

Read more at THR

Wisconsin Vision’s Sight Seeing TV Spot

Josie, Wisconsin’s own bespectacled American Bulldog break-out star from last year’s Wisconsin Vision commercials featuring Danny Gokey. is back for more stardom.

Who is she wearing this time? Two new looks made exclusively for her: Red Nike frames in one spot and Black Ray-Bans in another, both accessorized with a signature red scarf.


American Idol Finalist Paul McDonald Wants to Monkey Around

LOS ANGELES, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Saturday, May 21st will boast the last 100 Monkeys concert in Los Angeles (or anywhere near it) at the El Rey Theatre before the outfit gets on the road – and takes it to every corner of this country and Canada on their long-winded, long-anticipated Liquid Zoo World Tour. Those lucky enough to attend will bear witness to two openers: Toy Bombs and Sabrosa Purr. Special guest 2011 American Idol finalist Paul McDonald is scheduled to appear and perform – something not to be missed.

Read more at PR Newswire

David Cook to Perform on ‘Idol’ Finale, Appear at Simon Fuller Star Dedication

As American Idol season 7 winner David Cook gears up to release his highly anticipated second album This Loud Morning (due June 28), the rocker will make several key stops in the coming weeks, among them: an appearance at the Hollywood Walk of Fame induction ceremony honoring Simon Fuller and a performance on the Idol season 10 finale, THR’s Idol Worship has learned.

On the Idol finale, airing May 24 and 25 on Fox, Cook will sing the season’s send-off song, a cover of Simple Minds’ iconic “Don’t You” (Forget About Me), ” which he recorded last fall. “Every time I hear that song I think of Judd Nelson on the football field with his fist in the air, ” Cook told THR in April. “I’m extremely happy with the end result. It was a huge honor.”

Read more at THR

Secrets Behind ‘American Idol’s’ Incredible Comeback

When the house lights came up at L.A. Live’s Nokia Theatre on May 26, 2010, the night of the Season 9 finale, there was a widely held belief in the entertainment world that American Idol was on its way down. Gone was the show’s star judge, Simon Cowell, who had announced his departure four months earlier; its experiment with a four-person panel, which included daytime host Ellen DeGeneres and songwriter Kara DioGuardi, had ostensibly failed (both would exit the show within the next three months); and viewers less than enthused with the year’s crop of contestants had started tuning out. With ratings tumbling 18 percent on finale night and giant question marks looming on the horizon, the members of the Idol brain trust — which include creator Simon Fuller, FremantleMedia North America CEO Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Fox president of alternative programming Mike Darnell and executive producers Nigel Lythgoe (brought back after a two-season leave) and Ken Warwick, along with judge Randy Jackson and host Ryan Seacrest — had their

Read more at the Hollywood Reporter

Drama! ‘Idol’ is unpredictably shocking this year

In most “American Idol” seasons, James Durbin’s elimination on May 12 would have been the shocker of the year. Durbin, the metal-loving contestant who had sailed through the first four months of the competition, was widely expected to make it to the finale but instead finished in fourth place.

That type of blindside has been par for the course this season, however. And though Ryan Seacrest may be on a 10-year streak of teasing the “shocking results!” every week, this season, he actually means it.

Read more at MSNBC

Adam Lambert: New Tattoo with Sauli Koskinen!

Wednesday night (May 18) in Los Angeles.

The 29-year-old singer was joined by pal Sauli Koskinen, who also got new body art on his arm, at High Voltage Tattoo – better known as Kat Von D’s tattoo parlor!

See the photos at Just Jared

Via RumorFIX

David Cook May 18, 2011 Q&A Sacramento Now 100.5 Acoustic Show

Via Janesixtytwo

Siobhan Magnus on FOX Providence

FOX Providence

Lady Antebellum – Just A Kiss (MattyBRaps w/ American Idol Contestants) Cover/Remix

Randy Jackson Marvels At ‘Diversity Of The Talent’ On ‘American Idol’

“Of course, saving Casey was a high point, ” Jackson told MTV News “Idol” expert Jim Cantiello, “but, you know, we finally got to the live shows, and we saw what we did out on the road with the audition rounds.

“We were like, ‘Oh my God, ‘ ” he recalls thinking with fellow judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler. “Each of these kids really has something special.”

See the Video at MTV

Haley Reinhart: From High School Jazz Band To ‘American Idol’

Lots of kids join the drama club or play in their high school jazz band. Some are OK, some pretty impressive and a few are just flat-out great. Most of them go on to study econ or art history in college and every once in a while they get up and surprise their college buddies with some shockingly good karaoke at a campus bar.

Haley Reinhart is not one of those kids. The 20-year-old Wheeling, Illinois, native has become the unexpected dark-horse contestant on season 10 of “American Idol, ” crawling back from four bottom-three appearances to a spot in the top three and a real shot at the title.

Read more at MTV

Scotty McCreery’s Pals Thought ‘American Idol’ Was ‘A Far-Fetched Idea’

There are so many unusual things about “American Idol” finalist Scotty McCreery: his signature microphone technique, his preternatural ease onstage and, oh yeah, the fact that’s he’s both a kick-ass baseball pitcher for his high school team, the Garner Trojans, and one of the key members of Garner Magnet High School’s vocal ensemble, Die Meistersingers.

Read more at MTV

Lauren Alaina Was A 12-Year-Old Karaoke Diva Before ‘American Idol’

Sometimes you hear too-cute-for-words stories about now-famous singers that you find hard to believe. Like the time they got up in front of the family at Christmas and sang a pitch-perfect “Silent Night” while still in diapers. Or how they used to sing to patrons when delivering food to their tables at the town pizza joint, or grabbed a microphone at karaoke night at a local bar when they were just 12 and turned it into a regular weekly gig that drew packed houses.

Read more at MTV

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