Lee DeWyze’s debut single “Sweet Serendipity” has an add date of 10/25 on Hot Adult Contemporary radio format, according to All Access.
Carrie Underwood Wins an ICM Award
Carrie Underwood is getting recognized for inspiring people.
The music video for her No. 1 hit “Temporary Home” won inspirational video of the year at the Inspirational Country Music Awards Thursday night.
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CMA Presents Triple Play Awards at Annual Songwriters Luncheon
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ — It was three cheers for three No. 1s at the annual CMA Songwriters Luncheon with the presentation of the CMA Triple Play Awards, which honor songwriters who pen three chart-topping hits in a 12 month period.
The Triple Play Awards were presented at the Second Annual CMA Songwriters Luncheon, which was held at the Pinnacle at Symphony Place in Nashville and attended by several artist/songwriters including Dierks Bentley, Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban in addition to hit tunesmiths from ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC, as well as songwriter members of CMA, NSAI, and representatives of some of the most successful publishers in Music City.
“To all the writers in this room, you guys have the hardest job. I can stand up there all day and sing – and I love that – but you create something out of air. And that is so amazing. I have so much respect for you. I love you guys. Thank you so much. Maybe someday I’ll consider myself one of you, but I’ve got a long way to go, ” said Carrie Underwood.
Carrie won a Triple Play award for “Cowboy Casanova, ” “Temporary Home, ” “Undo It”
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Adam Lambert Honors Vow, Keeps Malaysia Show Clean
(AP) KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) – Glam rocker Adam Lambert kept his promise to Malaysia’s government, steering clear of sexually provocative moves at a concert protested by Islamic activists Thursday.
The openly gay “American Idol” runner-up thrilled thousands of fans with his impeccable vocals and humorous showmanship for more than an hour at a stadium in Kuala Lumpur, the largest city in Muslim-majority Malaysia.
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Protest at Adam Lambert Concert
Carrie Underwood Makes “Pregnancy Pact”
Carrie recently revealed another reason they are waiting on having children: she’s made a “pregnancy pact.” “I made a pregnancy pact with a few of my female friends, ” she revealed to host Gerry House during an interview on Nashville’s WSIX radio today (Oct. 14). “Me and a few female friends are going to try to have children around the same time. That way we can babysit each other’s kids and they can grow up to be friends.”
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Carrie Underwood: Home again in Oklahoma
“If I hear about something and if I think it sounds like fun and it sounds interesting, then I’m up for it, ” Underwood said in a recent phone interview from Los Angeles, where she was in rehearsals for one of those new experiences: playing a sold-out show at the famed Hollywood Bowl.
“If you think too much about, like, what other people think or ‘Will this help me gain or lose fans? What’s gonna happen?’ I think you can kind of drive yourself crazy doing that. So I just do things that I can be proud of, and if people like it, that’s awesome. And if not, maybe next time, ” she added with a laugh.
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Barnstable scares up support for Siobhan Magnus
And with that, “The March of the Horribles” was born. The event will begin at noon Sunday on the Hyannis Village Green with a high school band playing Halloween-themed music. The Amazing Richard will do a magic show for children and then Magnus will make her grand entrance in a manner that’s being kept top-secret.
“You have to be there to see it, ” says Sullivan. “Then the town is going to give her the key to the town and other dignitaries will be there to present her with awards.”
After the awards ceremony, Magnus will march out to Main Street and serve as grand marshal of a parade, riding in a horse and carriage accompanied by a New Orleans-style jazz band. Anyone who would like to march in the parade is encouraged to wear costumes.
Back on the village green, Alan Magnus will perform with his band Psyd FX and then Siobhan will join her father on stage to sing a duet of “House of the Rising Sun, ” the song she dedicated to him when she performed it on “American Idol.” Then she and her band Lunar Valve will take the stage.
Read more at the Cape Cod Times
Hometown girl living the dream in Broadway show
Some of the greatest success stories of American Idol are of the finalists, rather than the winners. Not many people can forget Jennifer Hudson’s soaring fame when she appeared opposite Beyonce Knowles in the 2006 Dreamgirls film adaptation. Hudson went on to win the Oscar for that role the following year. The next Idol finalist to make her mark in show business is Syesha Mercado.
Mercado was a hometown hero for a while, because she grew up in Sarasota, though she was born in Bridgeport, Conn., and she auditioned in Miami for Idol.
Read more at South Florida Times
Paula Abdul Talks New Dance Show, ‘Idol’ Judges
“I’m a big fan of [“American Idol], and I always will be a big fan, ” Paula told Access on Thursday, at a junket for her new CBS show, “Live to Dance.” I’m very grateful for the amazing time that I spent on that show.”
Paula is still in contact with her “Idol” friend, Simon Cowell, who celebrated his 51st birthday last week.
“He looks very good for being 70, ” she joked. “Very good!”
As for “Idol’s” new judges, rocker Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, and singer/dancer/actress Jennifer Lopez, Paula says that even if they only experience a percentage of the good times she experienced, they’re in for an incredible adventure.
“I wish nothing but success for Steven and J.Lo and I’m really proud and happy that Randy [Jackson] is at the helm, ” she told Access. “This is [Randy’s] show now and he gets to kind of be the voice.
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Wannabe Dancers Prove Their Moves To Paula Abdul
Think you have the moves to impress veteran dancer Paula Abdul? Well the hundreds of people who gathered for the “Live to Dance” auditions today in New York City thought so and ET goes one-on-one with Paula as she meets the hopefuls.
“It’s a little overwhelming, ” Paula says of the frenzy of people lined up. “I must admit, I had pictures sent to me early this morning, producers said, ‘look what’s here and look what’s happening.’ So I just got excited.”
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Paula Abdul Dishes on Her Upcoming Dance Show and Idol’s New Judges
To prove her point, Abdul explains that her new show features three experts — not judges — who will not only critique aspiring dancers, but mentor them as well. Abdul will serve as lead expert/mentor and will be joined by choreographer Travis Payne (Michael Jackson’s This Is It) and Kimberly Wyatt, an original member of The Pussycat Dolls.
The new series gets back to Abdul’s roots as a dancer/choreographer and invites dancers of all ages and genres to compete for a $500, 000 prize.
So how exactly will the show work? “It’s not a format where we pick Irish cloggers and we say, ‘This week you’ll be doing Afro-Cuban salsa, ‘” she explains. “It’s taking their Irish clogging, and with a little magic, I start tweaking and gently nudging them to go a little beyond their comfort zone.”
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Florence and the Machine’s Run-in With The Situation!
Wasn’t it deliciously surreal to see acclaimed British collective Florence and the Machine take over Tuesday’s Dancing With The Stars the same way she took over the MTV Video Music Awards in September? I thought so, too, so I decided to ring up Flo herself to get the full, exclusive 411 on her recent buzz-generating appearances and all her backstage dish. Oh, and pre-order the deluxe version of award-winning debut LP, Between Two Lungs, here.
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Will ‘Glee’ go Springsteen for the Super Bowl?
Rumors of a Bruce Springsteen-themed “Glee” episode have been bouncing around the internet pretty much since McKinley High opened its doors. Some have even theorized that the upcoming post-Super Bowl episode of “Glee” would be dedicated to The Boss (much like the Madonna and Britney Spears extravaganzas).
But “Glee” co-creator and executive producer Brad Falchuk tells PopWrap that there are currently no plans to tackle Bruce’s catalog. “It’s almost impossible to produce the show because of the amount of work that goes into every episode, so we don’t have a lot of time to think four, five episodes into the future. There’s no Springsteen tribute [coming up], ” he says before quickly adding, “but I would love to do one — and direct it! ‘Glee’ is a very personal show to us creators so it would be hard for me not to get a little bit of Bruce in there at some point.”
Read more at the New York Post
Taylor Swift songs on ‘Glee’: ‘There have been conversations’
Swift wouldn’t be opposed to having the hit FOX series “Glee” apply her songs, too, if the circumstances could work out.
“There have been conversations, ” she confirms, “and when those happen with all these new opportunities, it usually comes down to scheduling. I’m a huge fan of the show, and I think it showcases music in a great way, so I would be really excited if anything were to happen there.”
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Susan Boyle reveals troubled past
In her new book The Woman I Was Born to Be, she recalled: “One afternoon a gang of girls and boys started chasing me. I set off, trying to get a head start, running as fast as I could … but they caught up with me. They grabbed my bag and swung me round so I toppled down a bank towards a stream, landing on my face in a patch of nettles. The ringleader stepped forward, took a cigarette from her lips and stubbed it through the back of my blazer. The perfect round hole seemed to sum it up, all I was good for was stubbing out a cigarette. I was of no use to anyone.”
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Nicole Scherzinger on Simon Cowell, ‘X-Factor US’ judging rumors
“That’s a cool rumor, ” she laughs. “I’m not apposed to it, but my music is my love, and that’s what comes first for me.”
Scherzinger spent part of her summer guest judging for the British version of “X-Factor, ” working side-by-side with Cowell. “Simon’s a blast, ” says Scherzinger.
Cowell reportedly thinks the same of her, which is why she’s rumored to be considered for a full-time job. “I’d definitely weigh that option, because it was a lot of fun, ” she says. “I feel like a do a little better job on stage than the judges table… but I feel like I can emphasize with what all the kids are going through. I just try to give advice from my own experiences.”
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