Idol Headlines for 10/1/14

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Carrie Underwood will perform a special acoustic show at her alma mater, Northeastern State University’s Emerald Ball on October 25.

Also performing at her alma mater? Another American Idol winner, Candice Glover. She personally invites you to her show on October 4 at the University of South Carolina at Beaufort. Fellow Idol, Burnell Taylor, will also perform.

Listen to ‘American Idol’ Alum Didi Benami Get ‘Lost At Sea’ – American Idol season-nine alum Didi Benami is about to release her proper debut album, Reverie — the result of a successful PledgeMusic crowdfunding campaign (with proceeds earmarked for Brandon McMillan’s Argus Service Dogs Foundation) and, perhaps a little bit, a broken heart. Fortunately for a songwriter, there is an upside to heartache: it provides material for captivating and stunning music. Case in point: the deeply personal track, “Lost At Sea,” premiering exclusively on The Hollywood Reporter’s Idol Worship blog (listen below). – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

‘American Idol’ Alum Allison Iraheta Takes Up Residency at Hollywood’s Hotel Cafe – “We’ve been playing Hotel Cafe a lot and they’ve been incredible to us,” Iraheta told The Hollywood Reporter before she took the stage with the band. “This has been our favorite place to play. They reached out and said they had Fridays available and we said, ‘We love this place, we love you guys, let’s do it.’ This place is magical. You come in one day and David Gray is playing, or the new buzz band that’s in town from San Diego. It’s a really cool home for musicians. I love watching shows here, it’s so comfortable.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Kellie Pickler, Amy Grant #PartyPink to Kick Off Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Kellie Pickler and Amy Grant performed for guests that were literally partying pink on Tuesday night (Sept. 30) in Nashville. ‘Eat. Drink. Party Pink’ was a breast cancer awareness event meant to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness month with a bang and a few tears. Several hundred guests fell quiet as Pickler talked about her friend Summer Miller’s battle with cancer. When Miller (pictured above) was diagnosed, the country singer committed to shaving her head with her “sister,” and the replay of that moment was as powerful as it was the first time, back in 2012. Miller stood to a round of applause when urged to do so by Pickler. The one-time ‘Dancing With the Stars’ winner then sang three songs, ‘Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful,’ ‘Someone Somewhere Tonight’ and ‘Red High Heels.’ – Read more at A Taste of Country

Gwen Stefani Finishing New Solo Album With Pharrell – It’s been eight years since Gwen Stefani’s last solo album, 2006’s The Sweet Escape, but the wait may soon be over for new music from the newly minted Voice coach. In a panel at New York’s Advertising Week on Monday (Sept. 29), Stefani’s manager, Irving Azoff, revealed that the 44-year-old singer is currently in Miami recording new tracks with frequent collaborator (and Voice co-star) Pharrell Williams. Next week, Azoff added, Stefani will determine which track will be the lead single, which she plans to perform on The Voice later in the season. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

‘Nashville’: Derek Hough admits being ‘protective’ over pregnant Hayden Panettiere – Hough recently had to play double duty as he will appear on an upcoming episode of “Nashville.” Creator Callie Khouri and star Connie Britton were spotted in the ballroom Sept. 29 to not only support Hough, but to film Rayna Jaymes’ “Dancing With the Stars” debut. Although Hough is sworn to secrecy about his role as Noah West, an actor involved in the Patsy Cline biopic Juliette Barnes is gunning for. He was able to tease the storyline for Zap2it and a handful of other journalists after Monday’s (Sept. 29) “DWTS” taping saying West is involved in some “drama” having to do with a “triangle” which basically means a love triangle to us. Hough says the only definite is Hayden Panettiere’s character “falls into (his) arms in a dramatic way.” Whether is Juliette Barnes or possibly Juliette as Cline is unknown. – Read more at Zap2it

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