Idol Headlines for 06/15/11

Today’s Idol Appearances

  • Blake Lewis, Michael Johns, Sanjaya Malakar and more take part in the Summer with the Stars, at the Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort, June 15-19, Cancun Mexico. Check out the schedule HERE.
  • Scotty McCreery to appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC 11:30/10:35c
  • Darren Criss performs a concert at Irving Plaza, NYC

According to RCAEd: AOL will host a David Cook This Loud Morning full album stream (no deluxe edition cuts) beginning on Monday!

Carrie Underwood’s “Last Name” Certified Platinum

Carrie Underwood’s “Last Name” and Thompson Square’s “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not” have each earned digital platinum certifications by the RIAA for 1 million paid downloads. Underwood has earned six platinum singles while this is the first for Thompson Square.


Lady Gaga to debut “Edge Of Glory” video on SYTYCD tomorrow. She tweets, “Tomorrow during America’s So You Think You Can Dance, I will premiere the video we made for you. The Edge of Glory debuts 8pm ET/PT on FOX.”

Scotty McCreery Talks Fans, Faith & Post-‘Idol’ Fame

How familiar are you with the Nashville songwriting community? Did any of the names on those demos stand out to you?

Rhett Akins and the Peach Pickers (Rhett, Ben Hayslip and Dallas Davidson) are throwing some songs my way. It’s so cool that those guys who’ve written such big hits are trying to get me to sing their songs … I’m honored and flattered. And I’m loving all of them!

Read more at The Boot

Lauren Alaina Is Living the American (Idol) Dream

Do you remember the first song you ever wrote?

Yes, my uncle’s wife had a car wreck and was in the hospital, so I wrote a song and sang it to her. My mom keeps them all, and my handwriting was horrible! You can tell I was a little kid.

How often do you write?

I write as much as I can, but I’ve been really busy lately, so I’ve got to get back into it. I want to write with Taylor Swift! But I think that’s kind of impossible. [laughs] And Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood — I like that they’re singers and writers, too … I just want to meet those people! [laughs]

Read more at the Boot

Exclusive Walmart EPs – Season 10 Top 4

You can pre-order Walmart exclusive EPs for each of the Season 10 Top 4 HERE. There’s no tracklistings posted yet, but the release date for each EP is June 28…eta: AND…out of stock already!

Jordin Sparks Shows Off Her Hot New Bikini Body

At age 17, Jordin Sparks took home the title of American Idol at a size 14. Now a size 8, the 21-year-old says she’s feeling more confident – and it shows in her first-ever bikini shoot with PEOPLE.

“I’ve always felt cute, but now I feel sexier, ” the singer says in the new issue of PEOPLE this week.

Read more at People

David Cook – Vietnam Press Conference

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Carrie Underwood – country music glamour comes to 702!

American Country Music star and American Idol winner, Carrie Underwood dropped in to the 702 studios today to talk up her latest album “Play On”.

The bubbly singer from Nashville, Tennessee chatted with Jennifer Byrne about life after “Idol” and what it’s like to get instant fame and still “stay sane”.

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Carrie Underwood on 2UE

2005 American Idol Winner, multi-platinum selling Country Music star, Carrie Underwood spoke to 2UE’s Stuart Bocking about her rise to fame through American Idol and what her next projects are. (Also, Carrie reveals she and her husband bought land next to Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman in Nashville.)

Listen at 2Eu

Jennifer Lopez and ‘Idol’: 35 Million Reasons Why She Might Not Be Back (Analysis)

How about we just call it like it is: Jennifer Lopez’s recent admission to the BBC that she’s “on the fence” about returning to American Idol next season is likely nothing more than a ploy for a pay hike. Lopez’s current salary: a reported $12 million. How high could her demand ultimately go? Another $23 million, if the Simon Cowell budget is your barometer.

Read more at Hollywood Reporter

‘The Voice’: Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine to debut song

Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine will premiere the song “Moves Like Jagger” next week on “The Voice.”

Levine and Aguilera are musician coaches on the NBC show, which airs at 9 p.m. Tuesday on WESH-Channel 2.

The studio version of “Moves Like Jagger, ” recorded by Levine’s Maroon 5 and Aguilera, will be available for purchase at iTunes after the telecast.

Read more at the Orlando Sentinal

‘The Voice’: 10 Behind the Scenes Shockers

There was plenty to be shocked about in Tuesday’s Live Round 2 of NBC’s The Voice both onscreen and off. The Hollywood Reporter attended the two-hour live taping as Team Cee Lo and Team Adam took to the stage to see which four performers would move on to the semifinals.

And while we attend live tapings often, we’re still astounded at the things that confuse us, bemuse us, and thrill us.

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Step up to support Bakersfield dancer on TV contest

A spot on the world tour of “American Idol” finalist Adam Lambert was proof enough that Bakersfield dancer Sasha Mallory has some pretty fierce moves. But it’s the television competition “So You Think You Can Dance” that might launch her from the chorus line to solo stardom.

Bakersfield viewers can judge for themselves when Mallory appears on the Fox dance competition Wednesday. She’s reached the show’s Top 20 lineup already and will face celebrity judges Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and other guest judges in Los Angeles.


Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul bring a familiar feeling to South Florida auditions for ‘X-Factor’

Getting paid to sit in the audience of a new TV singing-contest show sounded like a great gig when Palmetto High teenagers Julia Danyuk and Aly Suarez got it, but on Tuesday, after 45 minutes of listening to auditions for Fox’s The X Factor, they were ready to call their show-biz careers quits.

“We’re supposed to be in there showing emotion for people who can barely sing and are treating the whole thing as a joke, ” Julia, 15, said as she headed for the exit of the Bank United Center after hearing just eight or 10 of the 80 or so contestants for Fox’s new spinoff of American Idol.

Read more at the Miami Herald

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