Idol Headlines for 05/22/12

The American Idol final performance show is TONIGHT. 8/7c pm.  The Glee graduation finale follows at 9/8c. Dancing with the Stars finale airs at 8/7c pm on ABC

Carrie Underwood interview airs on Dateline ABC 10/9c pm
Kelly Clarkson performs on the Dancing With The Stars finale ABC 9/8 c pm

Can ‘American Idol’ go out with a bang? – It’s finale time, and American Idol could use a showstopping performance — from itself. The 11th edition of the reality singing competition remains a TV powerhouse; the Wednesday performance show is again the No. 1 entertainment show among total viewers and is neck-and-neck with The Voice among advertiser-coveted young adults going into the finale. But the outright dominance has softened. Counting all nights of the show, Idol has lost 23% and 28% of viewers and young adults, respectively, and is averaging 19.2 million viewers for the season, compared with 24.9 million in 2011. Last year, by comparison, Idol defied TV ratings gravity and grew 5% in viewers. – Read more at USA Today

‘American Idol’ finale: Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez say ‘whatever happens, happens’ – It’s been nearly a year since Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez first auditioned for “American Idol” Season 11, and now that the end is in sight, the final two singers in the competition are taking a very zen attitude toward the May 22 and 23 finale shows. “We’ve made it this far. We’re still in a competition and we’re still going to do our best, but whatever happens happens,” says Sanchez at a pre-finale press conference the day before the final performance show. Phillips agrees. “Yeah, Whatever happens happens — it’s not the end of the world,” he says. “I’m not going to be depressed if I don’t win or anything. It’s all fun and games.” – Read more at

Kris Allen Talks ‘Thank You Camellia’, Songwriting And Adam Lambert: Idolator Interview – As much as we love Kris Allen‘s acoustic covers (even when they’re interrupted by grumpy policemen), we’ve been awaiting his brand new tunes on his sophomore album Thank You Camellia, which comes out today (May 22). To celebrate Allen’s first release in three years, we had a lovely chat with American Idol‘s Season 8 champ, where he spoke quite freely with us on a number of matters: he tells us how he’s matured as a singer and songwriter since his debut, who (or what, we should say) Camellia is, and the coincidence of his Top 2 mate Adam Lambert releasing an album within a week of Kris dropping an album yet again. Find out all about Kris Allen’s new music (and his super-cute French bulldog) in our Q&A below. – Read more at Idolator

Kris Allen Explains Why He Named His New Album ‘Thank You Camellia’ [AUDIO]

Taylor Hicks on the Adam Corolla Podcast – Taylor Hicks enters the studio next, and Adam talks with him about life after American Idol. Taylor talks about writing a book with David Wild, who is also in studio, and the guys talk about how the rules of Idol changed the year after Taylor won. Later he discusses embracing his grey hair at age 16, and the guys analyze the competitive drive that celebrities have. – Adam

24 Stars Confirmed for City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge! – On Saturday, June 9 (9:00 AM; Greer Stadium), more than two dozen stars are going to the ballpark to help STRIKE OUT CANCER! You can be there to enjoy the thrilling game and to support your favorite stars. Tickets are only $20 in advance, and are available NOW through, or by calling 1-800-745-3000. – Read more at CMA

‘American Idol’ judge Steven Tyler charmed by “sexy beast” J-Lo; feels Jessica can win ‘Idol’ – NEW YORK — Steven Tyler is mum on whether he or Jennifer Lopez will return to the judging panel on “American Idol” next year, but the rocker says he has loved the experience of sitting next to her. “She’s a sexy beast,” Tyler said in a phone interview Monday. “I feed off that female energy with her.” He added: “I’m always flirting with her. It’s not a bad thing. It’s really a good thing. The best part of it all is that we been able to pick some good talent. Just look at this year.” – Read more at the Washington Post

‘Glee’ Stars Preview Their Favorite Finale Moments – With everyone slated to come back for season four, their fates will mostly be decided by the end of the finale, but some things will be left up to chance. At least that’s what Michele told us at an event announcing Fox’s fall lineup, where she weighed in on the highly anticipated episode. “The last scene’s pretty intense,” she teased. “The last scene’s a very big cliffhanger.” – Read more at MTV

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