Idol Headlines for 09/17/10 – The Evening Edition

Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban Help Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and LeAnn Rimes will appear in an upcoming episode of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, about rebuilding Lighthouse Christian School near Nashville. The property was heavily damaged by floods in May. The Extreme Makeover team, led by Ty Pennington, spent seven days working on the project, according to ABC. The episode is tentatively scheduled to air Nov. 7, leading up to the CMA Awards on Nov. 10.

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The Sweatt family, who’s been running the Lighthouse School since 2003, was in attendance at Carrie’s Opry performance last night. Ty Pennington was also in attendance.


Taylor Hicks will make his Don’t Forget The Lyrics debut on October 12. The episode will air: My Network TV 10/10 – 9:30 pm, FOX Syndicated Networks, 11/04 (check local listings), VH1 – 2/17/11 – 7 pm.


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Tim Urban finished his EP

Tim Urban has been in the studio all week recording an EP. He tweets, “Just finished all the recordings with @dlo9 @greggdunham and @devdean13! HECK YES!!”

Tim is shooting for a November release date.


EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Husband To Audition For JLo On American Idol

J.Lo could end-up with a red face next week — because, as has learned — her ex husband Ojani Noa intends to audition for American Idol by performing one of her songs!

Lopez, who has just inked a $12 million deal to be a judge on Idol, was married to the former Cuban waiter Noa for just under a year between 1997 and 1998.

But J.Lo shouldn’t sweat too much: at 38 years-of-age, Noa is too old to actually qualify for the competition which is open to contestants aged between 15 and 28.

Read more at Radar Online


Kellie Pickler Says Wedding Will Happen Soon

Kellie Pickler is on the road this fall with Rascal Flatts, as well as writing and recording songs for a new album. So it might seem unlikely that the former ‘American Idol’ contestant would have time to also work on wedding plans with her fiancé, songwriter Kyle Jacobs. But, the blushing bride-to-be says the upcoming ceremony is top of mind.

“It will happen sooner rather than later, ” Kellie tells The Boot. “We’re in a very early stage. Plans are slowly but surely coming along.”

Read more at The Boot

Casey James Visits the Offices of his New Record Label


Sons of Sylvia Take Cues From Carrie Underwood

Sons of Sylvia are learning plenty from newlywed Carrie Underwood as they open for her on the Play On tour.

Although brothers Ashley on fiddle, Adam on mandolin and Austin on Dobro have honed their musical skills for years thanks to their dad who taught them the fundamentals and continually encouraged them to play, they are fascinated with the fierce professionalism that Carrie brings to concerts.

“Man, she is incredible, ” Austin tells The Boot. “Her voice is impeccable every night. Every night you watch her go out and think she’ll have one rough night, but she doesn’t. She’s always flawless and always so good.”

Read more at The Boot


Warner Bros. Records Releases Original Songwriter Demos — a Collection of Hit Singles Performed by the Songwriters — on October 19

NASHVILLE, TN–(Marketwire – September 17, 2010) – It’s a familiar routine – a song gets recorded, it hits the radio, fans go crazy for it and it becomes a No. 1 hit – but that’s not really where it all begins. Warner Bros. Records is reversing the steps by giving music lovers a peek into the songs that artists hear before they become a No. 1 hit. The Original Songwriter Demos is a collection of original demo performances of some of country music’s most influential hits written and performed by the creator’s themselves – the songwriters. Volumes one and two of the demo series will be available on October 19.

Highlights in volume one include hits such as, Deanna Carter’s “Strawberry Wine” (Matraca Berg, Gary Harrison), Miranda Lambert’s “The House that Built Me” (Tom Douglas, Allen Shamblin) and Lee Ann Womack’s “I Hope You Dance” (Mark Sanders, Tia Sillers). Volume two includes classics like, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill’s “It’s Your Love” (Stephony Smith), John Michael Montgomery’s “I Swear” (Gary Baker, Frank Meyers) and Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus Take the Wheel” (Hillary Lindsey, Gordie Sampson, Brett James).

Read more at Marketwire


Watch: ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Duos Create Team Nicknames & Shirts

“Dancing with the Stars”‘ duos are coming up with team nicknames to go on their custom-designed shirts for a good cause — and you won’t believe some of the ideas they’re dreaming up!

“Our team name is Florky, ” “Dancing” pro Corky Ballas says. “And our followers are known as ‘Florkans, ‘” his celeb partner Florence Henderson adds.

See the Video at ET Online


Jackie Evancho: An Opera Expert Explains Why She Lost ‘America’s Got Talent’

I do not regularly watch “America’s Got Talent, ” nor “American Idol, ” nor have I followed the British equivalents (although how could anyone resist Susan Boyle on YouTube?). Yet it is simple to understand why in a competition based on spectator voting Jackie Evancho was not retained on “America’s Got Talent.”

Read more at the Wall Street Journal


America’s Got Talent Winner’s Fiancée ‘Had No Clue’ About the Proposal

After America’s Got Talent winner Michael Grimm gave his now-fiancée something to sing about when he proposed to her on TV, the lucky lady says the couple have plans to celebrate – with some take-out.

“We’re locking the doors and turning off the phones, and we won’t be bothered by anybody else, ” his fiancé, Lucie Zolcerova, says. “We’ll be ordering some pizza in.”

Read more at People

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