Idol Headlines for 05/20/11

Today’s Idol Appearances

  • Scott McIntyre in concert for Community Options annual fundraiser, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton NJ.
  • Siobhan Magnus Performs at the Mohegan Sun, CT. More info HERE.
  • David Archuleta will present at Utah’s 2011 Entertainment and Choice Awards at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City Utah More info HERE.
  • David Cook performs in the Alice Lounge, San Francisco. More information HERE.
  • Taylor Hicks performs at the Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley, MA 8 pm
  • The X Factor LIVE judges auditions continue today in Chicago

David Cook to Premier “The Last Goodbye” Music Video Monday May 23

@RCA Promo tweets: “David Cook @thedavidcook will premiere his video for “The Last Goodbye” on @iTunesMusic on Monday May 23rd!!!”

‘American Idol’ Finalist Scotty McCreery Doesn’t Just Sing, Guitar Teacher Says

Regardless of tonight’s results show on ‘American Idol, ’ Scotty McCreery is sure to be making his debut album in the next few months. No doubt his record label bosses will have a heavy hand in choosing songs for the thick voiced 17-year-old, but they may want to save a slot for a McCreery original. His longtime guitar teacher, Gary Epperson, tells Taste of Country the Garner, N.C. kid can write a real weeper.

“I heard him do one about a girl … that was about how she had broken his heart, ” Epperson says, “and the girl at the party [was] cryin’.” It was a standard teenage scene afterward, he says, with friends chasing after her. Could the smiley country crooner be hiding heartbreak?

Read more at Taste of Country

Scotty McCreery American Idol Backstage Realization Finale

Tim Halperin taped Scotty right before he performed in the Top 40 round in January.

Actress, Holly Robinson Peete, tweeted a photo of Carrie Underwood performing last night in New York City.

Carrie Underwood Performs at the Toys R Us Children’s Fundraising Gala

Jordin Sparks and Romeo Miller attend the Hangover Part 2 Premiere

Jordin and Romeo posed for photos at last night’s Hangover Part 2 premiere..

Photo: @RomeoMiller

Randy Jackson: It’s Not All About Idol

Interviewing Randy Jackson these days, you’d expect to talk about who’s going to be the next American Idol, but in the 45 minutes of our conversation in a small office off Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, California, we sat in his ‘guitar’ room and talked about the likes of the world’s richest men, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. In fact he shared a story about his search for Warren Buffett on a trip last year to Omaha, Nebraska, home of Berkshire Hathaway. Take a look:

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Simon Cowell brings ‘X Factor’ back to Chicago area

Simon Cowell thinks audiences made a mistake by eliminating Jennifer Hudson from “American Idol” in 2004, and he’s going to do all he can to make sure that sort of error doesn’t happen on his latest singing competition, “The X Factor.”

“That kind of thing wouldn’t happen on this show, ” Cowell said before the second round of “X Factor” auditions Thursday at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates.

OMG. Simon’s rewriting of history regarding Jennifer Hudson is HILARIOUS. At the time she competed, He told her to her FACE that she wasn’t a star

Read more at Chicago Tribune

Queen reveals she is an ‘X Factor’ fan

The Queen admitted to singer Mary Byrne last night that she was a fan of ‘X Factor’.

She met Queen Elizabeth at the Convention Centre and recounted what the queen had said when she was presented to her.

“She came up and spoke to me and said ‘you are the lady off the ‘X Factor’, ” said Byrne.

“I asked her did she watch it? The queen said she watched it the next day so she must have recorded it, ” Byrne told the Irish Independent.

Read more at the Belfast Telegraph

Hollywood Reporter – Behind the Scenes at the Idol Cover shoot.

Don’t get excited. It’s only the judges and Ryan. Heh.

Via Hollywood Reporter

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