Idol Headlines for 07/01/11

Today’s Idol Appearances

Fantasia and Jennifer Hudson perform at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans LA. More information HERE.
Casey James to Billy Bob’s Texas, Fort Worth. More information HERE.
Lee DeWyze performs at Brighton Music Hall in Brighton, MA
Bo Bice performs at Choctow Casino in Pocolo, OH
Bucky Covington performs at Wild Bill’s in Duluth GA
Kellie Pickler performs at the Jam in the Valley in Los Angeles, CA
Ruben Studdard performs at Rogue Tavern in Birmingham, AL
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Season 9 Top 12 contestant, Lacey Brown is auditioning for The Voice. She tweets, “It’s official guys, I’m trying out for The Voice. But I wanna be on Blake’s team.”

Scotty McCreery shot a music video yesterday, now Lauren Alaina tweets that she’s on her way to shoot HER music video for her single “Like My Mother Does”, she tweets, “On my way to my video set for #lmmd (: im so excited! Glad its a pretty day”

David Archuleta on The Dish-Utah

David will be performing on the big Stadium of Fire concert in Provo Utah on July 2.

Via Pattycake04

Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul Haunted By Ghosts During X Factor Auditions

Intending to stay at The Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa during their time in town, the judges — including L.A. Reid — didn’t last long at the luxury digs.

“L.A. didn’t even know the story of the ghosts; he just couldn’t be inside the hotel, ” a source close to the trio tells Us Weekly. “He was first to check in and left before the others arrived, saying it had a ‘weird feeling about it.’ Everyone joked he was being a diva, but when they heard about the hotel really being haunted they just thought he was smart!”

Read more at US

Live On The ‘Voice’ Finale Red Carpet

On Wednesday night the first season of “The Voice” wrapped up, with longtime frontrunner Javier Colon unsurprsingly winning in a narrow (2 percent) lead over the lovely Dia Frampton. After the big event, I was delighted to get to chat on the red carpet with both Javier and Dia, as well as some other “Voice” alums and…drumroll, please…Javier’s finale night duet partner, the legendary Stevie Nicks.

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‘Australian Idol’ Judge, 36, Found Dead

Australian Idol judge Jay Dee Springbett was found dead in his Sydney apartment on Thursday, June 30. He was 36.

A UK transplant and A&R executive at Sony Music for more than six years, Springbett joined the show in its seventh and final Aussie season in 2009, taking the role of soft-spoken but direct fourth judge (New Zealand’s soulful Stan Walker won that year) and was generally regarded as a “nice guy.” Springbett replaced Kyle Sandilands, who has since moved on to other Fremantle Media properties Australia’s Got Talent and Australia’s version of X Factor.

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Simon Cowell protests at plans for traveller site near family home

The council proposals could see hundreds of travellers descend upon the site, currently a playing field popular with local children.

Cowell’s 86-year-old mother, Julie, lives close to the field in Rottingdean, East Sussex and said her family was aghast at the plan. Dozens of residents have signed a petition against it.

Mrs Cowell said: “Simon shared my concerns that the area would be unsuitable as a permanent site. It’s a lovely area. I was told by certain people that the council has agreed to it and everyone I spoke to was in a most distressed state.”


So You Think You Can Dance: Inside The ‘Heated’ Elimination Deliberations

“Without question, we all felt she had the best solo tonight. What went against Miranda is that I don’t feel she dances with as much emotion, ” said judge Mary Murphy. “But then we had to go back and look, and I felt Ashley danced better in the duets all season.”

And Murphy was not alone in her adoration for Ashley.

“Ashley has a way about her and her face. I always feel like, for her, it is about the character, ” Chenoweth added. “She wasn’t [doing crazy tricks in her solo], but I’ve also been watching her week-to-week and I know what a great partner she is.”

Read more at People

‘SYTYCD’: Mary Murphy on the kissing mayhem

Well, Wednesday night’s show was like no other. Have we gone too far with sexually elicit numbers and themes? Even the judges went temporarily insane! This is my perspective on the kissing scene gone wild. ??I was mesmerized with Marko and Melanie; again, beautiful choreography told a story of love and in the middle of the number they had a passionate kiss. After I told them how wonderful they were, I genuinely wanted to know from Melanie how hard it was to kiss someone so passionately that you were not involved with. I wanted to know because I could not kiss my partner on Broadway because he was engaged and it just didn’t feel right.

Read more at EW

Judges Weigh in on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Eliminations

“I’m sad, but every rejection leads to the big ‘yes, ‘” said guest judge Kristin Chenoweth. Although she “loved” the experience, Kristin admits it’s a difficult task with such a talented group of performers. “I’m probably the worst because I love everybody and I can appreciate everyone’s style even if it’s not mine.”

Watch the video at ET

Opera singer Cindy Chang is also an actor

America’s Got Talent’s requisite surprisingly amazing regular person opera singer performed on Wednesday’s final audition episode. Cindy Chang shocked the crowd with her incredible voice, and she had an emotional reaction to their reaction, making for a story.

But Cindy Chang is also an stage and screen actor who is a member of SAG, AFTRA, and AEA, and she has an agent, who promotes her on its web site and says she’s been singing since she was 8 years old. Her resume [PDF] shows that she’s on the cast album for a production called Asphalt Beach, and she’s been in more than 15 stage productions and two films, including Baby on Board.

Read more at Reality Blurred

Cory Monteith Talks To Guys About Guys Who Like Guys (Video)

Watch Cory’s pro-LGBT message below

Via Pop Eater

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