Idol Headlines for 08/30/10 – The Evening Edition

David Archuleta Tapes Christmas Special, 9/2 at the Polk Theater, Nashville

David will guest on the PBS holiday special featuring Celtic singer, Meav. From her website:

Méav is delighted to announce that she will be performing in a new Christmas TV special for PBS. The concert reunites Méav with her former Celtic Woman colleague Orla Fallon, who is presenting this collection of Christmas classics. Orla’s other guest for the evening is the gifted young singer David Archuleta of American Idol fame. The TV special will be filmed in the Polk Theater, Nashville, Tennessee on September 2nd at 7pm.


Crystal sings to hometown crowd

TOLEDO, Ohio (WUPW) – Mama Sox was back home in Northwest Ohio, Sunday night.

Crystal Bowersox and the other nine American Idol Season 9 finalists stopped in the Glass City for a special performance Sunday evening at the Huntington Center.

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Stay Connected With Lee DeWyze

OK guys, I’m hard at work on my new album and I want to make sure everyone’s signed up to my site and social networks so you won’t miss anything I’m up to until its release on November 16. So please sign up to the following pages and as soon as we reach one of the benchmarks listed below, I’ll record a special video performance for you guys to watch online.

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Join Sparks, Marroquin et al. for Hurricane Alex Benefit, 9/1

Broadway actress Bianca Marroquin (In the Heights, Chicago) will host “To Mexico From New York with Love, ” a one-night-only benefit concert on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 (8 p.m.) at the Merkin Concert Hall in the Kaufman Center (129 West 67th Street). The concert will feature performances from Jordin Sparks (In the Heights), Tony nominee Tom Wopat (A Catered Affair), Carol Woods (Chicago), Jaime Camil, Tony nominee Brenda Braxton (Smokey Joe’s Café), Raymond Bokhour (Chicago) and many more.

Read more at Broadway World


Robin Roberts once again puts on her cowboy boots for an hour-long special, “In The Spotlight with Robin Roberts: All Access Nashville, ” which will give viewers an all-access pass into the homes and private lives of country music’s biggest stars. Roberts will get up close and personal with such country superstars as Brad Paisley, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood. The special also takes viewers inside the amazing homes of some of country music’s biggest stars. “In The Spotlight with Robin Roberts: All Access Nashville, ” will air on Tuesday, November 9, (10:00 – 11:00 pm ET) on ABC.

Read more at ABC News

Where Are All The Pretty Boys?

Freddie Mercury is the ultimate rock frontman, all glitz and passion and soul and glitter. One of the highlights of Shereen Meraji’s piece on Freddie Mercury for NPR’s 50 Great Voices series is her interview with American Idol star Adam Lambert.

“There’s definitely something missing in today’s music, in the scene, ” Lambert says. “We don’t have a lot of men onstage doing flamboyant or theatrical. We have a lot of female pop stars doing it, but where are the guys, you know — where’s that classic rock — or pop — showman?”


Paula Abdul’s new dance show to debut soon, auditions to begin in fall; People aged 5 to 106 encouraged to apply

The former Laker Girl was seen as the “cheerleading” judge who offered a more sympathetic ear and words of encouragement, in contrast to Simon Cowell’s typically-acerbic tone and dry and sometimes insulting comments. Cowell left the singing contest series after the finale of its ninth season in May to start a new show – an American version of British talent series The X Factor.

“I needed some time to really kind of reflect on the amount of hard work that I put into American Idol, ” Abdul said about her departure from American Idol. “It was the biggest blessing of my life. I learned so much and it was so wonderful to be able to go back to my roots, where I was when I started, behind the camera, rooting and nurturing talent to take flight.”

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Inside Emmy’s Big Ball: Lea Michele Cops a ‘Tude, Anna Paquin’s All Grins

It was a starry night indeed for those who attended the Governors Ball following last night’s Emmy Awards.

The casts of Modern Family, 30 Rock, True Blood, and Glee were just some of the big names in attendance who celebrated with industry folks, and a few fans alike. But there were some babes who were not pleased with a few of the common folk roaming around (they paid upwards of $1000 to be there).

Any guesses as to which hottie pulled the diva card?

Read more at E Online

Piers Morgan Finally Admits To CNN Talks

LOS ANGELES– Piers Morgan broke his silence about his impending job at CNN on Sunday, saying in a red carpet interview at the Emmys that negotiations are almost finished.

But on Sunday, he confirmed, “We’re been negotiating for a prime time position on CNN. Negotiations are nearly at an end.”

He added, “We hope to have an announcement soon.”

Read more at the New York Times

Piers Morgan Weighs In On ‘X Factor’ Auto-Tune Controversy At Emmys

Morgan also addressed murmurings that Susan Boyle, who competed on “Britain’s Got Talent” last year, had also been Auto-Tuned to improve her vocals. “You’ve heard Susan [Boyle] sing live here. Sounds the same. Complete baloney, ” he told MTV News on the red carpet at the “Entertainment Tonight” Emmy afterparty. “They also said we’re apparently scripted with our lines as judges. News to me. It would have made life a lot easier if someone had told me what to say!”

The bottom line, as explained by Morgan, is that people are making a big deal out of nothing. “I think it’s all been massively exaggerated, ” he explained. “I think everyone should calm down a bit. Susan sings better actually live than she does in the auditions anywhere. That’s what all the fuss is about anyway. I wouldn’t worry. It’s an entertainment show.”

Read more at MTV

Edyta — ‘Dancing’ Stomped on My Career Plans

Hot-bodied professional dancer Edyta Sliwinska claims she’s officially done with “Dancing with the Stars” — telling TMZ she quit over a major disagreement with the show’s producers.

Edyta — who danced with the show since its first season in 2005 — tells TMZ, “The producers’ vision of what they wanted my career to be did not meet my expectations. They wanted my career to be the show. I can’t be a dancer my whole life.”

Read more at TMZ

Emmys watched by 13.5 Million People

NBC’s telecast of the 62nd Annual Emmys was watched by 13.5 million viewers, the largest audience for any non-sports telecast this year since American Idol season finale on May 26, according to early estimates from NBC. The show also earned the highest adults 18-49 rating (4.1) for any telecast since the Glee season finale on June 8.

Read more at Entertainment Weekly

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