Idol Headlines for 06/16/11

Today’s Idol Appearances

  • Matt Giraud plays Meijar Gardens,   Grand Rapids, MI
  • David Cook performs a concert with X Factor’s Alexandra Burke in Hanoi, Vietnam. It begins at around 10 am EDT and you can watch it live HERE.

Danny Gokey will debut his new single, “Second Hand Heart” Today LIVE at 4pm/est – 3pm central. Tune in live at or find kccy on iheart radio!!!

David Cook – Hanoi Vietnam – Don’t You Forget about me

David Cook performed a concert today in Hanoi Vietnam. Here’s a livestream rip of “Don’t You Forget About Me”. He and X Factor winner, Alexandra Burke closed the show with a cover of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep”.  Watch for a post when more video is available.

David Cook sings “The Last Goodbye” for FOX All Access

via TheCookieNookie

Carrie Underwood radio interview with Nova93.7 (struggles to understand Aussie slang) (bling talk) (talks about the singing thing, writing, what awards means)

Carrie Underwood at a Cosmo Australia shoot: @CosmopolitanAU: “Our Fashion Director Nicole, spent today in the studio with the gorgeous Carrie Underwood.

Photo tweeted by Sony Global: Carrie performing at a Sony showcase in Australia

Carrie Underwood Outside the ABC Studios in Australia

Carrie Underwood happy to take it slow

“I wanted to come to Australia and become a part of it and let everyone know I’d love to be part of it, ” she told AAP in Sydney.

“So far everybody’s been really welcoming and sweet and whether I make it big here or not I would love to come back and spend some more time.”

Since topping American Idol, Underwood has grown into a superstar back home, surpassing the earnings of original winner Kelly Clarkson and banking a reported $US15 million ($A14.1 million) last year.

Read more at AAPone Watch the Video interview HERE.

Jennifer Hudson: amfAR Inspiration Gala Performer!

Jennifer Hudson is white hot at the amfAR’s Inspiration Gala on Tuesday (June 14) at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

Inside the bash, the 29-year-old singer and actress hit the stage and treated guests to a special performance.

See the photos at Just Jared

Melody Tent show next big step for Siobhan Magnus

HYANNIS — The first time I saw Siobhan Magnus, she was the Cheshire Cat in a Barnstable High School Drama Club production of “Alice in Wonderland.” She was just a sophomore, but her ease on stage, her presence, her talent were astonishing. The next time, she sang in a school talent show. Same thing. Amazing.

After one of those performances — I can’t remember which — I did something I hadn’t done before and haven’t done since. My wife and I sought her out in the school lobby, where the cast was lined up, and, like a couple of unabashed fans, just gushed about how great we thought she was, how she was a star in the making.

Read more at the Cape Cod Times

‘American Idol’ Vs. ‘Platinum Hit’: Kara DioGuardi Compares

“I was writing [new music] before [‘Idol’] shows. I co-wrote [Cobra Starship’s] ‘Good Girls Go Bad’ before a show, like two hours before! I was like, ‘We gotta bang this out. I got hair and makeup, ‘ ” DioGuardi recalled. “Don’t give your day job up. Always gotta keep the day job.”

“I’m way more myself, ” DioGuardi said. “After nine hours of filming, you start to forget that you’re on a TV show, and then the New York part of me really comes out. I say, ‘Look, man. … Listen, bitch!’ ” she joked.

See the Video at MTV

Apollo Acquisition of ‘American Idol’ Owner CKx on Track??

NEW YORK – American Idol owner CKx Inc. said Thursday that private equity firm Apollo Global Management has successfully completed an initial tender offer for company shares for $5.50 per share in cash, leaving the acquisition on track to close within several weeks.??

Apollo has received commitments to sell stock from shareholders representing a stake of about 75.5 percent in the company in its tender offer, including stakes that largest shareholder and former chairman Robert Sillerman and affiliates are expected to contribute, CKx said.

Read more at the Hollywood Reporter

Eye On Emmy: Glee Star Chris Colfer’s Comedy Kudos Quandary, ‘I Cry In Every Episode!’

TVLINE | Most of your shining moments last season were dramatic. Is it odd competing in a comedy category?
Yeah. It’s funny when I have nominations in best supporting actor in a comedy and I’m never funny. People I’m usually nominated with are all pranksters and jokers, and I am not funny. I cry in every episode.

TVLINE | Any hopes and dreams for Kurt next season?
Absolutely. I’m campaigning madly for one storyline in particular.

TVLINE | Can I have a hint?
No. [Laughs]

TVLINE | Does it involve Blaine?

Read more at TV Line

‘Glee’ stars talk season three, the tour & graduation!

There’s no rest for the weary and three members of the very weary “Glee” cast took a moment out of their multi-continent tour last night to hit up The Samsung AT&T Spring Fling — which is where I caught up with Jenna Ushkowitz, Kevin McHale and Naya Rivera.

But the trio was endlessly chipper and even more grateful for the show’s success despite being a little exhausted as they celebrated the halfway point of The 2011 Glee Tour! In addition to finding out how they physically make it through, I chatted with each about their thoughts on season two, hopes for season three and learned that graduation is most definitely coming!

Read more at the New York Post

‘So You Think You Can Dance’: Choreographer Melanie LaPatin picks her favorites

Okay, first of all, I know, I know, I know this is going to sound like a complete and total cliché, and I apologize in advance. But I actually DO think this looks like it could be the most exciting season of SYTYCD ever. And I’m not just saying that because I always get excited about exquisite dancing, either. The contestants this year are incredibly strong, and on top of that, they have so much personality, they could be doing sitcoms and movies! Am I right? I am, aren’t I?

Read more at Entertainment Weekly

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