David Archuleta set to sing brand new song “Things Are Gonna Get Better” at Sunday night’s Jerry Lewis Telethon
David Archuleta tweets: “I’ll be singing a new song Things Are Gonna Get Better tomorrow night in the 10 PM PST hour for the Jerry Lewis MDA telethon.”
Check your local listings for time and channel! Ace Young and Nigel Lythgoe will each co-host at some point, and the show will open at 6 pm PDT Sunday with a Tyce Diorio choreographed dance number.
According to Fans Of David, David Archuleta will attend the Stand Up 2 Cancer fundraising event, televised across many networks on Friday, September 10 at 8 pm. He’ll be answering phones and taking pledges from donors, so watch for that!
Where does Kara DioGuardi’s departure leave ‘American Idol’?
With the not-so-abrupt Friday afternoon news-dump departure of Kara DioGuardi, the only judge we assume is returning to “American Idol” next season is Randy Jackson.
Imagine if the Lakers jettisoned Kobe and Lamar and Pau and D-Fish and Bynum and sent Phil Jackson packing and then came out to season ticket holders and said, “Of course we’re the same team! We’re called the Lakers and we still have Luke Walton.”
That’s where “American Idol” is right now.
Read more at Hit Fix
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Kara DioGuardi won’t return to ‘American Idol’
The makeover of American Idol continues.
With two judges already having left the Fox singing competition, the network announced late Friday that a third, Kara DioGuardi, “is stepping down” and will not return for the show’s 10th season. There had been much speculation that DioGuardi, who had been with the show for two seasons, would be leaving.
Read more at USA Today
‘American Idol’ winner Jordin Sparks adds her own spin to the Broadway stage with ‘In the Heights’
Jordin Sparks was only 17 when she won season six of “American Idol.” Two albums (one platinum), five top 20 hits and a Grammy nomination later, the squeaky-clean 20-year-old is now setting her sights on Broadway in the Tony-winning “In the Heights.”
Sparks plays Nina, a Stanford University student who returns to Washington Heights to confront her past as well as her painful present.
Read more at the Daily News
Double trouble for Simon Cowell as France’s Jedward perform on tonight’s X Factor
Simon Cowell is confronted by double trouble on tonight’s X Factor – with a performance by the Parisian equivalent of Jedward.
Cowell, who made no secret of his dislike of quirky 18-year-old Irish brothers John and Edward Grimes on last year’s show, called the prospect of another set of identical singing twins ‘terrifying’.
And he looks on in horror as Samir and Mehdi, 25, who live in Paris, bound on to the stage to perform Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance in an attempt to win over Cowell, Cheryl Cole, Louis Walsh and guest judge Natalie Imbruglia.
Read more at the Daily Mail.co.uk
Cheryl’s divorce and malaria have pushed her into a better place, says Simon Cowell
The nation’s Geordie sweetheart has a new positive outlook on life after her very public divorce and battle with malaria, says Simon Cowell.
Instead of letting the last few dramatic months crush her, Cheryl Cole has emerged stronger and determined to enjoy her life.
The X-Factor tycoon told The Sun that he had advised the Girls Aloud star to stop pressuring herself into juggling so many commitments and put herself, and her health, first.
Read more at Daily Mail.co.uk
Kara DioGuardi Quits American Idol
Kara DioGuardi confirmed she is leaving the singing competition, less than two months after it was falsely reported she was fired from the hit show.