Idol Headlines for 06/01/12

The Voice winner, Jermaine Paul, will release a single on Father’s day. He tweets, “SPREAD THE WORD: Special Song RELEASE and Video ON FATHERS DAY!!! ARE YOU READY??”

The American Idol Top 5 will each release a season highlights CD through Walmart. You can pre-order HERE.

‘American Idol’ Teaches Joshua Ledet The Power Of ‘No’ – “I was happy that I finished third; all the stress was gone from me. I felt relieved that I didn’t have to worry about competing, or learning any more songs … I was really, really relieved after getting voted off,” Ledet told MTV News. “Just being on a schedule every day, knowing what you’re going to do throughout the whole day, at the exact time, was ridiculous. We would literally go by the schedule. It was tough, rehearsing, learning the songs, doing press, photo shoots, all these different things, all in one day. … I don’t even think celebrities do that much in one day.” – See the Video at MTV

American Idol’s Jessica Sanchez & Joshua Ledet Look Back – and Ahead – The dust is settling on season 11 of American Idol, and for runner-up Jessica Sanchez and third-place finisher Joshua Ledet it’s a moment of calm before they set out on the Idols Live tour. Well, sort of. The newly minted celebrities are making the rounds, talking to press and meeting important people, like First Lady Michelle Obama. Both stopped by PEOPLE offices to talk about their favorite moments on the show and to look ahead at their first big concert tour. – Read more at People

Jason Castro Joining Jabari Greer for The Greer Campaign’s Run Jackson – American Idol finalist Jason Castro is joining New Orleans Saints cornerback Jabari Greer for a free festival in downtown Jackson on Saturday, June 16. Hosted by The Greer Campaign with assistance from the Jackson Downtown Development Corporation, Run Jackson will take place in blocked off streets around Jackson City Hall. The festival exists to promote The Greer Campaign’s mission of uniting fathers and uniting families on Father’s Day weekend. The day will begin with a 5K and a one-mile Family March with Jabari Greer and the Jackson-Madison County Schools Drum Line All Stars. It also will include a family auction, children’s games and races for Special Needs Athletic participants and community heroes. – Read at PR Web

Beyonce, Pitbull, Steven Tyler get animated for Fox film – Beyonce, Pitbull and Steven Tyler are set to get animated for a new Fox film, according to a Deadline report. The music superstars will lend their voices to the 3-D computer animated film “Epic,” which is being produced by 20th Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios. “Epic” is helmed by “Ice Age” director Chris Wedge and is described as a battle between good and evil after a teenage girl finds herself transported into a magical secret universe. There she is tasked with saving the world, alongside a team of whimsical characters. – Read more at LA Times

I promise I will rock you as the new Freddie: Queen’s new singer on why he’s ready to step into Mercury’s shoes – He grew up listening to his parents’ Queen albums and once auditioned for the musical We Will Rock You. So when Brian May and Roger Taylor were looking for someone to step into Freddie Mercury’s boots for a series of summer concerts, they made an inspired choice in selecting former American Idol finalist Adam Lambert. The U.S. superstar is seen as a new Robbie Williams, but his flamboyant style and spectacular vocal range also make him perfect for Queen — and he’ll be doing the fandango with them in London next month. – Read more at The Daily Mail

Behind The Scenes: David Archuleta for Bench/ (Back To School Campaign)

Photo Flash: First Look at Paper Mill Playhouse’s ONCE ON THIS ISLAND! – More than 20 years after its premiere, Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens are re-inventing their first musical with Tony-nominated director Thomas Kail (In the Heights, Lombardi, Magic/Bird), choreographer Bradley Rapier (So You Think You Can Dance, Jesus Christ Superstar) and new orchestrations by music director Lynne Shankel (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Altar Boyz). Once On This Island began performances on May 30, 2012, and runs through Sunday, June 24, 2012. Get a first look at the production in the photos below! American Idol finalist Syesha Mercado has been cast as Ti Moune. Broadway veteran Darius de Haas will portray Agwe. – See the Photos at Broadway World

From ‘Idol’ to ‘Island’ – What’s it like to be 25 years old and less than 25 miles from your goal? Syesha Mercado knows. The third-place finisher of the 2008 season of “American Idol” has had her sights set on Broadway since childhood. And while she’s yet to perform between 41st and 54th streets, Mercado is currently at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn as the lead in the 1990 musical, “Once on This Island. She plays Ti Moune, a Caribbean native who falls in love with a young man from a higher social class. “It’s the third time I’m doing it,” she says with an aren’t-I-lucky grin. “The first was in middle school and the second time in high school. She’s such a wonderful character, who loves so fully. – Read more at

Jordin Sparks – Whitney Houston’s Family LOVED My Billboard Song – Jordin Sparks had the daunting task of singing the Whitney Houston classic “I Will Always Love You” at the Billboard Awards — and she told us that she got two thumbs up on her performance from the people who really matter … Whitney’s family. Sparks told our photog she got a chance to talk to Whitney’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina, and sister-in-law, Pat Houston, after the tribute in Las Vegas on May 20. Sparks said it was the first time she met Bobbi and Pat, both of whom told Sparks her performance was epic. – Watch the Video at TMZ

Exclusive Video: Simon Cowell Wonders If Hiring Britney Spears for X Factor Was a “Mistake” – Oops, she did it again: Britney Spears is back to behaving badly! An insider says The X Factor creator Simon Cowell is already anxious about Spears’ unpredictable behavior. “He wonders if hiring her was a mistake,” a source tells Us Weekly. – Read more at US Weekly

About mj santilli 34035 Articles
Founder and editor of, home of the awesomest fan community on the net. I love cheesy singing shows of all kinds, whether reality or scripted. I adore American Idol, but also love The Voice, Glee, X Factor and more!