Idol Headlines for 10/13/12

Colton Dixon tweeted yesterday, “great first day of recording!!! “Noise” and a jam called “In and Out of Time” are recorded. Couple of my favorites from the record.”

Nigel Lythgoe tweets, “#AmericanIdol auditions are in San Antonio today. Howdy y’all! I love me some Texas. I am off to Oklahoma City for #AmazingIdol auditions tomorrow. Hey @KChenoweth can you recommend some good restaurants?”

Elise Testone participated in the Boston Brain Tumor walk in Boston today. She tweeted, “The Boston Brain Tumor Walk was a success!”

Whatever Happened To Panda Ross? Simon Cowell’s ‘X Factor’ Boo Speaks – Well, Yahoo! is happy and relieved to report that Panda is alive and well–and 60 pounds slimmer, thanks to recent gastric bypass surgery–and she did recover from her illness in time to attend to Boot Camp. But why wasn’t her time at Boot Camp shown? That’s a bigger mystery. “I’m so glad that you asked that question, because I’m wondering the same thing. Like, what happened?” says Panda in an exclusive Reality Rocks interview, discussing her bizarre lack of screentime this season. “But to be honest, my friend kind of pre-warned me that I might not get shown much. She said, ‘Panda, don’t get upset if you don’t see yourself on TV, because you have a personality that’s larger than life. So if they were to continue to show you on the show–and you’re not the person that they’re hoping to have win–they wouldn’t want it to turn from the X Factor Show to the Panda Ross Show!'” – Read more at

Spoiler Alert! Demi Lovato Reveals Her Favourite X Factor USA Contestant – So new X Factor judge Demi Lovato has been given the ‘young adults’ section, which is pretty expected considering her age, but the singing star has also opened up about who she wants to win who is NOT in her category. Ooo… The 20 year old’s group includes CeCe Frey, Willie Jones, Nick Youngerman, Paige Thomas and Jillian Jensen, but when asked by Hollywoodlife who she was backing as the winner, the star went for somebody outside of her category. Demi told the website: “Of course, I’m rooting for the people in my category but in particular probably the one I’m rooting for the most may be Jennel Garcia. She’s amazing!” – Read more at EntertainmentWise

Demi Lovato & L.A. Reid to Talk ‘X Factor’ at Billboard/THR Film & TV Conference – Demi Lovato, a judge on this season’s “X Factor,” will take part in an X Factor Q&A with her costar and Epic Records CEO L.A. Reid at this year’s Billboard/The Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference, presented by First Entertainment Credit Union, taking place Oct. 24-25 at the W Hotel in Hollywood. Lovato joined “X Factor” this year along with Britney Spears, replacing previous judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger. Her latest album, 2009’s “Here We Go Again,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. She’ll join Reid, who was previously confirmed for a keynote Q&A at the conference. – Read more at Billboard

‘American Idol’ Finalist Kinnik Sky Wins Seven NAACP Theater Nominations – *First-time playwright and American Idol finalist Kinnik Sky has garnered seven theater award nominations from the Beverly Hills/Hollywood NAACP branch for her inaugural theatrical production “Sunday Mourning.” “My vision for how this production would be received was great, but God has blown right past anything I imagined.” said Sky, who finished in the top 13 of Season 5 of American Idol. “Sunday Mourning” is the story of a bright, beautiful woman who is living the “American Dream” that quickly turns into a nightmare. Using humor to handle the heartache, Sky created a drama that took audiences on an emotional roller coaster ride as main character Sunday discovers the truth about herself, her world and her long-lost dream. – Read more at

‘Dancing With the Stars’: Susan Boyle, Donny Osmond to sing – Donny Osmond returns to “Dancing With the Stars” on Tuesday for a duet with Susan Boyle. They will sing “This Is The Moment” while Kym Johnson, Tristan MacManus, Anna Trebunskaya and Henry Byalikov dance. The song is on Boyle’s new album, “Standing Ovation,” which will be out Nov. 13. ABC said that Osmond is Boyle’s “lifelong idol.” Boyle also sings with Michael Crawford on the album. Osmond won the ninth season of the ABC dance contest. The results show airs at 8 p.m. Tuesday ahead of the second presidential debate at 9. – Read more at Orlando Sentinel

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