Idol Headlines for 07/20/10

Former “American Idol’ Stephanie Edwards finalist a no-show

Former “American Idol’’ finalist Stephanie Edwards today failed to appear in court in a March fight case, forcing a postponement until July 27.

Chatham County Recorder’s Court Judge Claire Cornwell-Williams, after hearing attorney Martin Hilliard explain he had been unable to reach his client, warned that if Edwards does not appear for next week’s hearing the judge will issue a warrant for her arrest.

Stephanie’s Co-defendent, Laquilla White was there with her lawyer and is calling Stephanie the aggressor. Last time The season 6 Top 11 contestant was in court, she had no lawyer and postponed at her mother’s urging to find one.

Read more at Savannah Now

Don’t blow your chance at ‘Idol’ stardom

“Take one day to change your life forever, ” a new commercial for “American Idol” declares over a montage of emotional past winners, including a crying Fantasia Barrino and a teary-eyed David Cook.

“This time it could be you.”

Auditions for Season 10 of the Fox singing competition roll into Milwaukee, the only Midwest stop this year, on Wednesday. In Nashville, where the audition cycle kicked off Saturday, more than 10, 000 people showed up to sing. Those hoping to try out in Milwaukee should anticipate long lines and stiff competition — maybe more so now that the show has lowered the minimum age requirement to 15. We’ve taken it upon ourselves to find out from “Idol” insiders what to expect at the auditions and what producers might be looking for. After all, no one wants to make a rookie mistake.

Read more at Chicago Tribune

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Season 7 Top 50 contestant, Marsha Hancock made it through to the Producers round in Nashville on Saturday.

Check out her interview with Brian Mansfield of Idol Chatter:

Brian continues to post interviews with Nashville auditioners on his Idol Chatter blog HERE.

In Pictures: American Idol Live! in Mansfield, MA

The American Idol Live! tour got underway earlier this month, and the Season 9 Top 10 finalists seem to be relishing the chance to reunite under the stage lights.

SoundSpike contributing photographer Mary Ouellette was on hand last night (7/18) for the show at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA, and here are some of her best shots.

See the photos at SoundSpike


Michael Johns sings “God Bless America” at the Dodgers vs SF Giants baseball game at Dodgers stadium in Los Angeles yesterday. Check it out HERE.

Michael also sang “The Star Spangled Banner” before the game:


Nigel Lythgoe tweets that injured So You Think You Can Dance contestant, Ashley Galvan can either tryout again next year in Las Vegas, or join the tour in September if she’s well enough. But, she can’t do both. Nigel tweets, “Ashley will be invited back to Vegas next year if she doesn’t do the tour. FOX feels you can do one or the other. I’m hoping she’ll tour!”


Jane Lynch, Jersey Shore, Kathy Griffin, and Everyone Else on the ‘Do Something Awards’ (VIDEO)

It’s time to give something back. That was the message of the ‘2010 Do Something Awards’ (Mon., 9PM ET on VH1). This awards show honors the generous work of celebrities and of regular people who make a difference.

‘Glee’ star Jane Lynch hosted the show, and opened up the performance while surrounded by a “crew” of Jane Lynch lookalikes. Kathy Griffin won as best ‘Do Something’ comedian, based on her work for human rights, AIDS, and LGBT groups. Snoop Dogg won an award for his work with a youth football league. (And did we ever think we’d see the day that Snoop Dogg would win on a humanitarian awards show? Not that Snoop isn’t a great guy. It’s just a little … jarring.)

Watch the video at TV Squad

OnMedia: Tips for “Idol” wannabes

I turned to five people who have some insight into “Idol” to answer those question. Before their Summerfest concert, I asked winner Lee DeWyze and runners up “Big Mike” Lynche, Siobhan Magnus, Katie Stevens and Andrew Garcia for their advice on how to succeed in the auditions.

DeWyze told me that when he started in the competition, he didn’t even have his eyes on the “Idol” crown.

“When I started, it was just to see how far I could get, ” he said. “And I just kept going. Really, that’s what happened.”

Here are some tips for Wednesday’s Milwaukee auditioners:

Read more at OnMilwaukee

Allison Iraheta thanks her fans for supporting her on the Glam Nation Tour.

Make sure to check out her new dates HERE.

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