American Idols Live heads to the HP Pavillion, San Jose, CA
David Cook appears on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Blake Shelton appears on Live with Regis and Kelly
Nigel Lythoe appears on The Talk, 2 pm ABC
Frenchie Davis and Blake Lewis perform at The Grove summer concert series. Los Angeles, CA.
Anwar Robinson at Bubby’s Brooklyn NY
Constantine Maroulis in “Rock of Ages, Washington DC
Diana DeGarmo in “9 to 5: The Musical” St. Paul MN
Kellie Pickler at Kosciusko County Fair, Warsaw IN
Tamyra Gray in “Twist”, Pasadena, CA
Trenyce in “Thriller Live” London UK
Hometown superstar Jordin Sparks to perform
FOX 10-TV and MIX 96.9 radio have teamed up for the first-annual Fox 10 Dance Day benefiting Phoenix Children’s Hospital, presented by MUVE Music from Cricket. The family-friendly event will take place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 30 at Jobing.com Arena.
Glendale native and entertainer sensation, Jordin Sparks will appear at the inaugural event.
This event coincides with Nigel Lythgoe’s National Dance Day
Photo: Scotty McCreery Video Shoot
Shane Drake of Taillight TV recently directed the debut music video for “American Idol” champ Scotty McCreery. The video for “I Love You This Big” was shot on location in California. Drake also directed six of the Ford/Idol spots featured this season. Via MusicRow
Lauren Alaina Recovering From Injury On Tour
“I open up the second half of the show, ” Lauren explained to CountryWeekly.com. “I wanted to try on a new outfit, which was this short dress and really high heels. I was pretty nervous about performing in the high heels, so I decided to practice before the show by walking down some stairs at the venue. Well, the stairs weren’t really even, and I ended up falling and spraining my ankle and hitting my head.”
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Is This the Emmy Curse That’s, Well, Cursed American Idol?
Historically, the TV season’s most-watched show has gone onto to claim the top award in its category almost never.
In the comedy division, it’s happened six times, most recently when Nielsen champ Friends capped its run with the 2002 Emmy.
In the drama division, it’s happened only twice—once, back in 1958 when Gunsmoke reigned, and again in 1996 when ER did.
And in the reality-competition division? Nothing.
Read more at EOnline
Thousands line up to be the next ‘American Idol’
“American Idol, ” the top-ranked television show in the U.S. for the past eight seasons, is holding auditions in Pittsburgh Friday. Registration began shortly before 8 a.m. today and continues until early Friday morning. Those who camped out overnight are positioned to audition first among what could be 10, 000-plus contestants vying for a spot on the Fox network reality show.
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Danny Gokey introduces Second Hand Heart 106.6 CTQ
Exclusive giveaway: Enter to win tickets to see, meet Matt Giraud at Taste of Kalamazoo
KALAMAZOO — The Ticket section has more tickets to giveaway to an upcoming Kalamazoo area festival.
This time, it’s to see and meet “American Idol” finalist Matt Giraud play at the 26th annual Taste of Kalamazoo, a celebration of Kalamazoo-made music, food and more.
Taste of Kalamazoo will run July 21-23 at the Arcadia Creek Festival Place. Giraud is due to play around 9 p.m. July 22.
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Oxygen’s Critically Acclaimed “The Glee Project” Delivers More Than One Million Total Viewers During Original and Encore Airings of Its Fourth Episode on Sunday
NEW YORK – July 12, 2011 — During both its original and encore airings of episode four, Oxygen’s critically acclaimed “The Glee Project” delivered over one million viewers (1, 053, 000) on Sunday night with 745, 000 total viewers earned during the first hour and 308, 000 total viewers during its encore presentation, according to Nielsen Media Research. Demonstrating weekly ratings growth, “The Glee Project” delivered series highs and grew double digits among total viewers and all key demos since its premiere on June 12th. The series posted a 64% percent increase in total viewers, +108% among A12-24, +82% among W18-49 and +86% among A18-49 since premiere.
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‘Platinum Hit’s’ Jackie Tohn: ‘What you learn is that songwriting is very subjective’
“‘Platinum Hit’ was really cool. When I was on ‘Idol, ‘ didn’t have the opportuity to write songs and I remember thinking when I got on ‘Idol, ‘ I have no idea how to pick a song of someone else’s to sing, ” Jackie tells us. “Half of me as a musician has always been the writing, playing my own instrument. When I got on ‘Platinum Hit, ‘ it was so exciting because I could actually show what I am and what I can do.”
“Really what you learn is that songwriting is very subjective. I could be in the bottom one week and get 1000 Twitter mentions about how great my song was, ” Jackie laughs. “It wasn’t really a normal songwriting experience, where you sit in a room with someone you enjoy and write a song. These are people you’re forced to live with and write with.”
“So on ‘Platinum Hit, ‘ we don’t even pass them in the hallway, ” Jackie continues. “We are in the writers’ lounge and then the judges come in and judge. That’s the extent of the interaction. That’s the reason when people were like, ‘Oh, Jackie knows Kara, ‘ I was like, ‘No, I’ve never met her in my life.'”
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