Registration for the American Idol 12 auditions continue today in Charlotte North Carolina. Auditions take place tomorrow. Click for more information.
The second day of X Factor auditions are take place today in Oakland CA. Simon Cowell is feeling much better and has returned to the panel.
Kelly Clarkson performs, Darren Criss presents at the Much Music Video Awards airing on Much Music and FUSE 9 pm.
Thousands line up, sign up for ‘American Idol’ shot – “The South always gives us the best talent but you really gotta narrow it down to the Carolinas,” said Patrick Lynn, supervising producer for American Idol. “It’s been a long time coming for us to come to Charlotte.” Several Idol contestants and winners have come from North Carolina, including season two runner-up Clay Aiken, season three winner Fantasia Barrino, season five contestants Chris Daughtry and Kellie Pickler and others. “What draws us to a city is whether we think we’re going to find good talent there,” said Lynn. “This is like the epicenter for Idol.” – Read more at Charlotte Observer
Scotty McCreery Already Decorating His College House – “We’ve got a few signs, and my buddy’s got a big deer head we’re going to put in the living room,” McCreery said, according to Country Music Is Love, about making the new place feel like home. The décor isn’t going to consist of any of McCreery’s awards, like his recently picked up 2012 CMT Music Awards honor for ‘Breakthrough Video of the Year,’ which he nabbed for ‘The Trouble With Girls.’ He admitted, “I don’t think we’re going to put any of my awards in there. We’re trying to keep things safe.” That’s a wise idea. Don’t need any mishaps during parties or thefts while he is in class. – Read more at Taste of Country
Scotty McCreery Credits His Father for Helping Him Find Love of Music – My dad is the guy who really taught me a lot about myself growing up,” McCreery tells Taste of Country. “He has a job where he has to travel sometimes. He’s always working hard at it. He’s also the guy who taught me how to throw a baseball. I have two loves in life: singing and baseball. He was a pitcher growing up, and he was always out there with me, throwing with me at the field on off days when we weren’t practicing. We were in the bullpens and practicing. He always said hard work will pay off, and whether that’s baseball for me or singing now, it’s the truth. You’ve got to put forth the effort to get back your results.” – Read more at Taste of Country
Lauren Alaina visits St. Jude Dream Home, closes out Riverbend – CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) – Before Lauren Alaina took the Coke Stage Saturday night, she took the time to stop by the St. Jude Dream Home for a meet and greet with fans. Hometown girl Lauren Alaina says she is thrilled to be back, playing the big stage at Riverbend, saying it is number two on her list next to singing at the Grand Ole Opry. Before she took the stage, she also took the time to show her support for St. Jude Hospital. Fans greeted Lauren Alaina with cheers as she arrived at the St. Jude Dream Home in Ooltewah. People from all over the Channel 3 viewing area and even other states, lined up to get the chance to meet the singer. – Read more at WRCBTV.com
Fox11 L.A. Hangout w/Haley Reinhart & Maria Quiban
Daughtry out to ‘Break The Spell’ – “There are certainly songs that people don’t hear that were written that were so far out there that people would be very confused,” Daughtry said in a recent phone interview. “They’d go ‘That’s Daughtry? I don’t know about that.’ So there’s all kinds of experimentation going on when we’re writing, and then there are songs that we know, ‘OK, that’s us. That’s like the quintessential Daughtry song. That’s obviously going to work.'” The songs that made “Break The Spell,” obviously, were the ones that stayed in the ballpark of the stylistic blueprint established with the first two Daughtry CDs — a 2006 self-titled album and 2008’s “Leave This Town.” – Read more at Columbian.com
Aerosmith Kick Off Global Warming Tour in Minneapolis – It was an image that less than a year ago would have seemed implausible: Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, or the “toxic twins,” as Tyler had dubbed himself and the longtime guitarist with whom he has had a notoriously rocky relationship, standing side-by-side on Saturday atop a white baby grand piano, belting out the chorus to “Dream On” during the first night’s encore of a brand-new Aerosmith tour. – Read more at Rollingstone