Idol Headlines for 10/10/14

Kelly Clarkson to perform in Miss Vietnam Pageant finals – American pop star Kelly Clarkson will take the stage on December 6 at the final round of the 2014 Miss Vietnam national beauty pageant. This is the first performance for the singer and songwriter in Vietnam, whose presence is sponsored by Vinpearl Phu Quoc Joint Stock Company. The Miss Vietnam 2014 pageant is set to take place from November 26 to December 6 in Phu Quoc island district in Kien Giang province and broadcast live on VTV1 channel of Vietnam Television. – Read more at

Jena Irene set for New York City’s 70th Annual Columbus Day Parade – NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ As the Columbus Day Parade celebrates 70 years, it promises to deliver fun, excitement and a sea of red, white and green up Fifth Avenue on Monday, October 13th, 2014 for Columbus Day. Organized by the Columbus Citizens Foundation and presented by the Conair Corporation, the Parade is the world’s largest celebration of Italian-American heritage and culture. On display will be over 130 groups, including 30 marching bands, 25 floats, dance troupes and entertainers for a non-stop spectacle of family entertainment and strong representation of Italian pride. Performances will include never-before-seen acts, virtuoso performances of traditional Italian and Italian-American music and dance, street performers, historical and contemporary floats, and national and international dignitaries. Highlights include: Jena Irene, former American Idol performer, The Harlem Globetrotters, The West Point Marching Band, Italian Fairy performer Simona Rodano, Deanna DellaCioppa from America’s Got Talent, The Nunziata Brothers, Acclaimed Tenor, Michael Fabiano and many more. – Read more at Broadway

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Scotty McCreery at the 12 Man Jam

Scotty McCreery celebrated his 21st birthday yesterday while performing at KMPS Presents: The Sunset Chevrolet 12 Man Jam in Seattle. McCreery was surprised onstage by retired NFL Seattle Seahawks players Joe Tafoya and Norm Johnson with a birthday cake. The cake was brought out at 9 p.m. PT, which was midnight on the East Coast to ensure the North Carolina native was officially 21.

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American Idol alumnus says show has lost its impact – The world of music has become a much harsher environment. It may have provided him with a career, but Chris Daughtry realises American Idol just isn’t what it used to be. In an exclusive interview, the 34-year-old told M: “I’m not sure it still has impact as compared to (my competition days) nine years ago.” He was fourth in Season 5, a time when the show was still a hot primetime TV hit. Since then, American Idol’s ratings have plummeted and the last few winners are practically anonymous. Daughtry, who fronts his eponymous US pop-rock band, is one of the last notable products of the show. “It’s still a platform for aspiring artists to get themselves in front of as many people as possible, but the thing is, there are now so many of these singing shows,” said the father-of-four. – Read more at

NBC Reality Chief Touts ‘Voice’ Longevity, Defends State of the Genre – NBC’s victory lap this fall has been a relatively quiet one. After kicking off the previous two years with ratings victory among the sought-after audience of adults 18-49, wins for the first two weeks of the 2014-15 season have been greeted as a bit of a given. But Paul Telegdy, president of alternative programming and late night at the network, seems no less excited. The Voice, NBC’s non-NFL flagship, remains a strong performer despite a significant opposition in its third autumn since doubling up on its cycle order. “The main story this fall is that CBS got football. What that did was displace the No. 1 show on TV onto a new night, opposite The Voice,” he tells The Hollywood Reporter of The Big Bang Theory’s Monday move. “In the face of competition in individual time periods, which has massively increased, it’s down just a little is really what I would say about it.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Bethany Mota & Mark Ballas Talk ‘DWTS’ Switch Up – At their “Dancing with the Stars” rehearsal, Bethany Mota and pro dancer Mark Ballas chat with Access’ Liz Hernandez about teaming up for the “Dancing” switch up. Is it strange for Bethany not to be dancing with Derek? What has been the biggest challenge? Plus, what does Bethany think about landing on the cover of Seventeen magazine?

Read more at Access Hollywood

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