Idol Headlines for 07/29/07

Today Idol headlines after the jump ¦

What time is it? Don’t ask City Hall

…’Idol’ singer coming to town

Another name is lined up to sing for charity Aug. 11, and this one is renowned beyond Cape Ann.

Ayla Brown, a Wrentham native and singing talent who placed 13th in last season’s “American Idol” competition, agreed to sing during the Concert from the Heart, an event at Newell Stadium to raise money for the families of J.J. Nicastro and Jackson Altieri. The money will be collected by the Gloucester Fund and distributed to the families…

Gloucester Times

July 31: ‘Arizona Idol’ competition

It will take real dedication for another Arizonan to follow in Jordin Sparks’ footsteps and become the next American Idol. Or, at the very least, a good alarm clock.

This year’s Arizona Idol contest, with a guaranteed American Idol audition at stake, begins at (yawn!) a.m. on Tuesday, July 31. That’s when the line starts forming at Westgate City Center, with the first 1, 5004 wannabe superstars getting a chance to sing……..


It’s in New Jersey, not New York!

Residents tired of event locations being misidentified

It’s happened many times, and people are getting fed up.

Recently, the “Live Earth New York” concert was held on June 7 to broadcast a message of hope and promise to the nation and the world. What it didn’t promote was the fact that the concert was not being held in New York, but in East Rutherford, right in Secaucus’ back yard.

This is not the first time that events have been identified as being in New York, when they actually occured in New Jersey.

Last summer, the Fox television station hosted its initial auditions for “American Idol” at the Continental Airlines Arena. Even though the arena is located in East Rutherford, the auditions were broadcast to the world as being located in New York City, and contestants were bused from New York City to East Rutherford…..

Hudson Reporter

Local woman to audition for show

Port Barre native and resident of Krotz Springs Nichole Hatten, 27, is headed to Dallas to audition for American Idol on Aug. 6 at Texas Stadium.
According to Hatten, one evening she and her husband were watching the show and he turned toward her and told her she should really consider trying out.

This is Hatten’s last chance to audition for the show. it has an age limit of 28.

Hatten has been performing at weddings since she was 17, and obtained the lead role of Dorothy in the Little Theatre’s production of The Wizard of Oz at the age of 11. “Playing the role of Dorothy really helped bring me out of my shell, ” said Hatten…..

The Advertiser

‘American Idol’ kicks off San Diego registration

Thousands of contestants lined up Saturday morning at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego to register for a shot at fame and fortune on the next season of “American Idol.”

Among them was expected to be Lindsay Wadleigh, an employee of California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Wadleigh, who could not be reached Saturday, said last week that she’s been singing, acting and dancing since age 3……….


Shelter to hold fundraiser

…Brooke Barrettsmith, a singer from Spring Grove who was a top-40 finalist in the fifth season of …American Idol, also will sing a set of songs…

NW Herald

Good grief: Stylists should go back to the drawing board

…. Is the dress part of the necklace, or did Katharine McPhee catch her jewelry on a random seam? Either way, she makes sure both stay on as she visits the MTV studios…

Boston Herald