Season 9 Idol Aaron Kelly moved to Nashville after the Idol summer tour to write songs and hopefully put out an album. He’ll get to rub elbows with some country greats when he attends the CMA awards in November. He tweeted last night, “I am so excited :) I’m goin to the CMA awards this year!!”
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‘American Idol’ comes back to Austin for second round
There has been little opportunity to see the new judging panel in action, and fans have been curious about what sort of chemistry the trio would have. After all, the additions of Aerosmith frontman Tyler and singer/actress Lopez were announced less than a month ago, and Austin is only their third stab at this.
From the brief amount of time I saw them working together, two things come to mind: First, there is a surprising level of comfort and camaraderie among the trio; and second, with Lopez and Jackson giving the lion’s share of responses, who would have pegged the historically outrageous Tyler as the quiet one?
Read more at Austin360
‘Rock’ star ‘Idolo’-izes Steven Tyler
“Rock of Ages” star Constantine Maroulis thinks Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler will be “amazing” as a new judge on “American Idol.”
“He’s going to blow it up, ” gushed Maroulis, who competed on Season 4 of the Fox singing contest. “He’s an articulate, thoughtful, all-around rock god.”
Former judge Simon Cowell was “a rock star on TV” and “people will miss him, but Steven Tyler will be amazing.”
Read more at the Boston Herald
Carrie Underwood’s fair memories
You probably won’t spy Carrie Underwood eating a fried Twinkie at the Tulsa State Fair this weekend, even though she’s psyched to be back in town while it’s going on.
“I would love to!” she said wistfully, during a recent phone interview. “But I kind of wonder, if it’s like your memories as a child – like how the Christmas tree gets smaller every year … So the Tulsa State Fair, I just remember it being like the biggest thing ever – it seemed so huge.”
Huge to a girl from small-town Checotah.
Read more at Tulsa World
John Park auditioned for American Idol to prepare himself for Superstar K
‘Mnet’s Superstar K2‘ contestant John Park recently made a surprise confession, revealing that he auditioned for ‘American Idol’ only as a preparation to audition for ‘Superstar K’.
John Park is one of the three remaining contestants left on this season of Superstar K, after 17-year-old Kang Seung Yoon was eliminated this week.
During an interview before his stage performance, John Park revealed that ‘Superstar K’ has made a great impact in his life, and said, “I auditioned for ‘American Idol’ to get ready for ‘Superstar K’. This is the most important moment in my life.”
Read more at allkpop
John Park – Man in the Mirror – Superstar K – October 1
John Park – Sleepless Night – Superstar K – October 8
Britain’s lost Piers: Morgan set to quit BGT after signing £12 million US chat-show deal
Piers Morgan has confirmed he is to quit as a judge on Britain’s Got Talent.
He will not be joining Simon Cowell and Amanda Holden as a judge on next year’s series because he will be too busy as host of one of America’s biggest talk shows.
The former Fleet Street editor, 45, will replace veteran CNN host Larry King in January after signing a £12?million deal.
Paying tribute to the series, Piers describes the experience as ‘a riot of fun from start to finish’. He writes: ‘There’s been considerable speculation about what my new CNN job means for my role on Britain’s Got Talent.
Read more at the Daily Mail
Elton John Helping Matthew Morrison With His Album
The singer said: “I am supposed to be doing something with Matthew Morrison for his album. We had a little meeting together, so hopefully that’s going to happen when I get to L.A.”
Read more at Vulture
Simon Cowell says Cheryl Cole was right to drop Gamu
X Factor boss Simon Cowell has defended the actions of the show in the controversy surrounding contestant Gamu Nhengu.
The entertainment mogul and fellow judge Cheryl Cole insisted that they were fully justified in not selecting the singer for the live finals.
Cowell told Konnie Huq on The Xtra Factor that the performances by Katie Waissel, Cher Lloyd and Rebecca Ferguson had shown that Cole had made the correct decision.
He told Konnie that he had to choose his acts based on “gut instinct”.
Read more at STV.tv
Jane Lynch Opening Monologue on Last Night’s SNL