Idol Headlines for 06/07/12 -The Evening Edition

The first day of American Idol auditions are underway in Los Angeles at Dodgers Stadium. Ryan Seacrest tweeted, “14 days after the finale…today is our first day of @AmericanIdol season 12!”

KTLA reports that “hundreds” of hopefuls turned out this morning. Hudreds? usually by now, we have some sort of estimate of how many turned out to audition, but I can’t find a number yet. Hm. Are potential contestants too busy auditioning for X Factor?

ETA: This report says 2,500 hopefuls lined up this morning at 5 am! WTF? (KPCC)

Here’s a lyric from country singer, Joe Eady’s new song “AM Country Heaven”. See if you can figure out who he is talking about, ““Well, they sing about Jesus, they sing about Jones/And they sing of American pride/But they’re all too damn clean, polished like stones/And they won’t sing about cheatin’ and lies
Well it’s all about idols and pretty blond hair/And how many trucks you can sell.” I’d say that’s a pretty solid shot at Carrie Underwood and some of her fellow country superstars. Eady is from the Fort Worth area. The song is from his new self-titled album. Read more at 29-95

Kellie Pickler Brings Wounded Marine as Her Date to the 2012 CMT Music Awards – Aw. I wondered who the young man was sitting next to Kellie at last night’s CMT Video Awards. He’s Sgt. Sean DeBevoise, a Marine who was severely wounded during a 2006 deployment to Iraq. DeBevoise walked the red carpet with Kellie and brought along his service dog Rusty. “I am esctatic about being here at the CMT Music Awards with Kellie,” DeBevoise said Wednesday night, “even more to consider her a friend. She is the most sincere person I know. She is an angel.” – Read more at Taste of Country

Carrie Underwood Gives Engagement Advice to Miley and Liam – Carrie Underwood has advice for the newly engaged couple, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth. “If you can be engaged for a while, plan everything slow and take your first couple of years just to really hang out.” I think that’s code for “19 is WAY to young to be engaged.” See the video at ExtraTV

Idol Winner Kris Allen Loves Tekken – Kris Allen performed and participated in the (RED)RUSH charity games tournament at E3. “This is definitely something that I care about and when Bono’s involved with it, you’re not going to say no,” said Allen. “I’ve spent a lot of time in Africa and helping out with AIDS [charities], and so if I can help out in any way, it’s great.” – Read more at IGN

Simon Cowell’s Syco to Co-Produce U.K. Cooking Show – Simon Cowell is bringing a new cooking show to ITV. The production will be Food, Glorious Food! and is described on its web site as “the biggest ever search for Britain’s best-loved recipe,” it will “scour the country in search of one very special dish” made by an amateur cook. The winner will get a chance to get their recipe on the shelves of retail giant Marks & Spencer and win £20,000 ($31,000). – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

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