Haley Reinhart tweets, “Weeeeee time for take off!! Season 10 tour.. Here we come baby” The Idols are heading to Salt Lake City to get ready for their first concert there on July 6.
Well, maybe not Scotty McCreery. Yet. He’s filming a music video for his “I Love You This Big” single in Los Angeles at 5 pm PDT today. Scotty tweets, “Just arrived at the music video set for #LYTB. pretty pumped!”
Tonight is the last night of live X Factor auditions in Seattle Wa. Follow @TheXFactorUSA for more details.
David Archuleta will appear on Good Things Utah… tomorrow on ABC Channel 4. 10 am MDT.
Siobhan Magnus will sing the National Anthem and greet fans at the Tri-City ValleyCats baseball game Saturday, July 9, at Joe Bruno Stadium in Troy. Read more HERE
Crystal Bowersox, runner-up on the ninth season of “American Idol” in 2010, will headline a Sept. 10 show at Lehigh University’s Stabler Arena on Sept. 10 that also will include Emo rockers Hawthorne Heights, Lehigh just announced. Read more HERE.
‘American Idol’ contestants to open national tour in Utah
This year there are no Utah-born-and-raised contestants à la David Archuleta or Megan Joy. But the Utah show does kick off the 2011 tour, which will end in New York in September.
Before opening night, The Salt Lake Tribune was able to talk to two of the Idols — Abrams and Langone — about what it was like to be in the world’s biggest talent competition.
Read more at Salt Lake Tribune
Jackson Rathbone, one of the Twilight Dudes, Rocking Out at the El Ray Theater in LA with Paul McDonald, Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina
‘American Idol’ Contestants Hope Jennifer Lopez Returns
“I love Jennifer Lopez; she’s been nothing but nice to all of us, and backstage, she is as nice as she comes across on TV, ” Paul McDonald told MTV News. “It’d be great for her to come back. It kind of depends on what path she wants to do with her own life now. Obviously, I’d want her back. I’ll watch the show next year if she comes on there.”
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‘American Idol’: Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, and the rest of the season 10 Top 11 talk about the tour — VIDEO
What will the Top 11 from American Idol‘s recent 10th season be performing during their live tour this summer? Well, the official set list is under wraps, but we can tell you what they were practicing — spirited renditions of Cee Lo Green’s “Forget You” and Montgomery Gentry’s “Gone, ” led by winner Scotty McCreery — when EW stopped by their rehearsals for the American Idols LIVE! tour, which launches in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 6. We can also tell you that the 11 young things are ready to rock. “There’s gonna be beards, there’s going to be low voices, there’s gonna be dancing, ” Casey Abrams teases in our video interviews with the contestants below. In fact, we got all 11 Idols to sit down with us quickly and weigh in on the tour, as well as share some of their favorite moments from the past season and what else they’re working on now.
See the video at EW
Are Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald Expecting a Baby?
Nikki Reed and fiance Paul McDonald have “baby joy!” reports Star magazine, implying that the Twilight star is pregnant.
A so-called “source” for the mag says, “Nikki looks like she’s gained about 10 lbs. and is refusing alcohol, ” leading friends to suspect she has a baby on the way.
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Get Ready For More David Cook: This Loud Morning
He was the winner of Season 7 of American Idol, and after a certified platinum-selling first post-idol album, David Cook is back with his highly awaited sophomore album ‘This Loud Morning’. I got the chance to sit and chat with him about his album, the perks of winning American Idol, beating the likes of Bon Jovi and The Beatles in the Billboard charts, and which stand-up comedians inspired him to write his new album.
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‘Idol’ Winner Lee DeWyze – Performs ‘Beautiful Like You’
2nd Annual Thirst Project Gala and Awards: Behind the Scenes feat Blake Lewis
Stars praise Javier Colon on red carpet
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‘The Voice’s’ Javier Colon’s Single Hits No. 1 on iTunes: ‘So Grateful, ‘ He Says
The Voice’s first champ, Javier Colon, was in the middle of doing press on Thursday about last night’s win when he received the news that his original single, “Stitch By Stitch, ” had just reached No. 1 on iTunes.
“This is amazing. Wow. I’ve got a No. 1 single on iTunes, man, ” Colon tells The Hollywood Reporter moments after hearing the news from his manager. “God, I don’t even know… that with the feelings that I have from last night. Man, it’s amazing. I don’t even know what to say. I’m so grateful. I can’t believe it.”
Read more at The Hollywood Reporter
‘The Voice’ Winner Javier Colon on Having Justin Bieber In His Corner: ‘He Hooked Me Up’
“I don’t know Justin and I think he was just recently turned on to what I do, ” Colon, 34, tells The Hollywood Reporter about having the pop singer’s support. “Adam knows Justin and his manager. I guess they played some basketball at one point. I don’t know how it came about besides I got a nice tweet saying to support me from his manager, who then Justin retweeted. And then Justin sent another message the next day saying to support me, which I thought was awesome.”
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‘The Voice’s’ Carson Daly on Season 2: We Won’t ‘Whore It Out’
THR: Looking ahead to next season, what changes or additions should we expect?
Daly: We’ve been taking notes all along. This first season was a real time-crunch for us. We wanted to catch lightening in a bottle, coming on before The X Factor and at the tail end of Idol and having our coaches with their crazy schedules. So this was 18 hours of TV that we really rushed to get there. We didn’t sacrifice quality but along the way we definitely made some notes about what we wanted to do for season two.
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‘Glee’ star Cory Monteith talks his big-screen trip to ‘Monte Carlo’
By the time summer is over, Cory Monteith, who plays nice-guy jock Finn Hudson on Glee, will have wrapped his second concert tour for the Fox series and appeared in two films, Monte Carlo (out July 1) and Glee the 3D Concert Movie (out Aug. 12). In Monte Carlo — a teen comedy starring Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester, and Katie Cassidy — 29-year-old Monteith plays Cassidy’s boyfriend, Owen, and is one of the few males in the flick. “Just how I like it, ” he says with a laugh. “Owen is someone I think the Glee audience could relate to.”
Read more at EW
Dispatch From The X Factor Auditions: Makeovers, Preening, And Missing The Machine
In Seattle on Wednesday, The X Factor was doing its damndest not to be American Idol. Producers had overseen the first round of auditions, and now, in front of an audience of 4, 000, the few acts who had passed muster would perform for judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, L.A. Reid, and Nicole Scherzinger. The urge to differentiate X Factor from Idol was evident in everything from the kinds of performers who made it on-air to the process the judges used to evaluate them. Cowell’s old show requires contestants to audition as a solo act, be between the ages of 15 and 28, and be amateurs; X Factor requires only that you show up and sing. Moreover, while Idol has increasingly emphasized winning the competition as a triumph in and of itself, Cowell’s new show presents itself as a simulation of the usually behind-the-scenes process of making pop stars. The goal isn’t to fulfill contestants’ potential. The goal, as the judges emphasized over and over again, is to sell records.
Read more at Village Voice