Idol Headlines for 05/31/12

“American Idol’s” Joshua Ledet Gets Hug from Michelle Obama: “She Told Me I Was the Reason She Watched” – American Idol contestant Joshua Ledet got a lot of praise from the judges and celebrity mentors while he was on the show, but he just met a celebrity fan who trumps them all: first lady Michelle Obama. The encounter happened Wednesday, when Joshua was appearing live on Live! with Kelly, and Mrs. Obama just happened to be waiting backstage to tape a future episode. “She asked to see me ’cause she heard I was on the show, and then I was freaking out when she walked in,” a still-shaken Joshua told ABC News Radio minutes after the meeting. “She just embraced me and just gave me lots of hugs and told me that I was the reason she watched American Idol.” – Red more at ABC News Radio

Adam Lambert on Q – Adam Lambert is back in the spotlight once again with his second record Trespassing. This time around, he’s drawing back the glittery curtain of his rock star persona, exposing a more personal, emotional, and even socially-conscious side. – Listen to the Interview on Q radio

Adam Lambert’s Rocking Ritz Carlton Exit – The 30-year-old star has been quite the jet setter lately to talk about his second studio album “Trespassing” and it looks like he will be taking another international trip as he told his Twitter followers, “UK! Im coming to London next week! Trespassing is now avail for you to pre-order.” – See the photos at Gossip-Center

Adam Lambert: I went on American Idol because I couldn’t get signed – What lessons has the industry taught you so far? Nothing’s logical – it’s all down to chance. It’s a game. There are moments when I take everything very seriously, then others when I laugh at it. You have to be able to toggle between both perspectives. On the one hand, it’s not brain surgery; on the other I want to sing about emotionally resonant subject matter. – Read more at

Justin Guarini Brings FROM IDOL TO BROADWAY to Joe’s Pub, 6/2 – Justin Guarini’s new show “From Idol to Broadway” captures the entertainer’s journey from the days of paying his dues, to skyrocketing to fame on the inaugural season of American Idol, and right through to his first bows on Broadway. – Read more at

Kelly Clarkson Gets Tough on Duets – After both her Duets partners, Jordan Meredith and Jason Farol, ended up in the bottom last week, Clarkson is determined to show improvement when the competition returns Thursday (8 p.m. ET) to ABC. “I’m going to be really blunt with you,” Clarkson says in a clip of the upcoming episode. “I think everybody else has way more experience. And it shows because when they’re out on stage they’re into it and they’re not nervous.” As part of her strategy, she’s switching up the song style for Jordan, who performed Clarkson’s hit “Stronger” in the premiere. – Read more at People

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