Idol Headlines for 07/29/10

Jason Castro appears (and sings!) on the CBS soap, The Bold and the Beautiful, today and tomorrow. Check your local listings.

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Allison Iraheta performs “Don’t Waste the Pretty” with Orianthi on guitar on tonight’s So You Think You Can Dance results show 9/8c pm FOX.

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American Idols tour stops in Knoxville

Earlier in the day, Benami had more time to talk.

‘It’s awesome! I love all the orange and white, ‘ she said at a media gathering backstage at the arena on the University of Tennessee campus. ‘I remember coming here to see the Lady Vols. I always wanted to sing the national anthem for a Lady Vols game. … I’d still like to.’

Read more at Knoxville.com

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Didi Benami’s proud homecoming, where she once dreamed of singing live

Former Volunteer TV News Anchor Stacy McCloud was at Thompson Boling Arena to report from back stage at the event, which also marked the homecoming of season nine finalist and Didi Benami.

“All I know is I am in Knoxville and I’m happy because I am home, ” Benami said. “I mean honestly, this is my dream come true! To be here today, I’ve seen basketball games here. I used to want to sing the national anthem here, so it’s better, I get to do American Idol! It’s just a dream come true and I’m so happy and blessed to be doing it here”

Read more at Volunteer TV.com

KATHARINE McPHEE RECORDING HOLIDAY ALBUM

Katharine McPhee laughs and exclaims “This feels so wrong, ” as she begins recording a Christmas album on a scorching hot July day in Los Angeles. Yet nothing could be more right than for the sensational singer to record some of her favorite Christmas songs for her third album, titled Christmas Is The Time…To Say I Love You, to be released by Verve Forecast in the fall.

Read more at KatharineMcphee.com

‘American Idol’ contestant talks about life after television show

Bo Bice, the former American Idol contestant known as the long-haired southern rocker who placed second to Carrie Underwood in the show’s fourth season, will be performing a free concert in Streetsboro City Park July 31 at 8 p.m. as part of Streetsboro Family Days.

Sharing an order of Zucchini fritters at Maggiano’s restaurant in Nashville, Bo Bice spoke to Streetsboro Family Days Entertainment Director Deborah Carothers about what’s been happening in his life since his success on Idol five years ago. He got married, moved to Nashville from Alabama, had three children, overcame a life-threatening illness, toured around the country, visited the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and released three albums.

Read more at BedfordTimesRegister.com

‘Idol’ finalist Phil Stacey comes to Worship on the Waterfront in Grand Haven

GRAND HAVEN — Three years after a top-five finish on “American Idol, ” singer-songwriter Phil Stacey figures he’s finally settling into his stride as an inspirational music artist.

“I really feel like this is what I’m supposed to be doing, ” Stacey, 32, said from a stop in Lake Havasu City, Ariz.

Read more at Mlive.com

American Idol is a category on Jeopardy

The contestant sticks with the category, despite missing every question, except the first….

Diddy Wants to Replace Simon Cowell on ‘Idol’ — Under One Condition (VIDEO)

Diddy admitted on ‘Lopez Tonight’ (weeknights, 11PM ET on TBS) that at first he wasn’t interested in Simon Cowell’s judging job on ‘American Idol.’

“My ego was involved in all of that … That’s not my style, ” said Diddy. “But then when I heard how much Simon makes — I would love the job. I got six kids. If I can get the same check that Simon gets, we’d have a ball. And you know I’d act crazy.”

Watch the video at TV Squad

‘America’s Got Talent’ – ‘Episode 518’ Results Show Recap

Howie’s got a new nickname. Piers would probably prefer giving Howie another nickname — maybe bad judgy Howie — but that’s for another bickering match between the two judges. Good thing Sharon is separating them, no?

The “wow factor” has been mentioned numerous time so far this season, mostly because Top 48 acts failed to show they had it. The wow factor is one of the most important criterion the judges are looking for when watching performances.

Did last night’s performances wow America enough to get a spot in the Top 16? The results coming up!

Find out the results at TV Squad

Piers Morgan Says He’s One Step Closer to CNN

“America’s Got Talent” judge Piers Morgan, who’s near a deal to replace Larry King this fall, on Wednesday stopped by the “Tonight Show” where Jay Leno asked him the status of his talks with CNN.

Morgan’s answer indicates that he has resolved the final issue that was holding up the deal — his “Talent” contract with NBC.

Read more at The Wrap

So You Think You Can Dance Recap: No Injuries!

Before I dive into last night’s dancing, I’ll say I know you all are already missing the ever-so-talented Kate Ward. This week, I’m taking on recapping duties, so let’s hear it for our mutual love of So You Think You Can Dance. Onward!

Last week, I was just as shocked as the rest of you when our judges decided to eliminate, uh, no one. Uncle Nigel said he was just as surprised as everyone else. Doubtful. This week, I was equally surprised when I learned that there were no injuries. (Well, except Jose’s minor groin injury. Ouch!) The So You Think You Can Dance gods have finally given our dancers a break. But I still curse them for taking away Alex Freakin’ Wong. Too soon, too soon.

Read more at Entertainment Weekly

“So You Think You Can Dance:” Ring that Bell

The night got off to a sexy start: Is it me, or is there a surplus of kissing this season? That was the theme of Kent’s cha-cha with Anya. It was funny seeing Kent portray a “bad boy” who’s hot for teacher (who wouldn’t be, if your teacher looked like Anya) but as he got into the dance it sort of worked. However, when Kent was actually supposed to cha-cha and not just play a character, his moves looked a little stiff to me. Mia and guest judge Toni Redpath felt similarly, saying they wished Kent had a little bit more flow and manliness onstage. Mia also chided Kent for getting too Kent-y with his face. While I’ve found Kent’s idiosyncrasies annoying before, I don’t think it was issue with this performance, and Kent actually stood up to Mia this time for making comments about his facial expressions.

Read more at the LA Times

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