Idol Headlines for 10/17/14

The Amazing Race continues! Read Steven’s recap after watching the episode on CBS 8/7c PM.

‘AMERICA’S GOT TALENT’ KICKS OFF AUDITIONS FOR SEASON 10 ON NOVEMBER 2 – October 16, 2014 – NBC’s No. 1 summer reality series “America’s Got Talent” will kick off its milestone tenth season with open auditions in Tampa, on November 2. The 11 audition cities include: Nov. 2: Tampa, FL, Nov. 5: Nashville, TN, Nov. 6: Richmond, VA, Nov. 8-9: New York, NY, Jan. 24 – 25: Chicago, IL, Jan. 26: St. Louis, MO, Jan. 29: San Antonio, TX, Jan. 31: Albuquerque, NM, Feb. 7: San Francisco, CA, Feb. 10: Boise, ID, Feb. 14-15: Los Angeles, CA. Registration for open call cities is currently underway with online auditions continuing through March 2015. For more information on audition cities and venues, the audition process and tips, or to submit an online video audition for season 10, please visit Read more at

‘American Idol’ Performance Series to Launch at Los Angeles Restaurant Vitello’s – Maintaining a full touring schedule, even though his doctors have recommended a kidney transplant within six months, season-eight American Idol alum Scott MacIntyre will make his first public in-concert appearance in the U.S. at Vitello’s in Studio City on Saturday, Nov. 1. MacIntyre is inaugurating a new Saturday brunch performance series in the restaurant’s upstairs showroom. “Up Close and Personal With … Scott MacIntyre” will be the first in a monthly series of performances by Idol alums. The finalists will also be interviewed on stage by THR’s Fred Bronson. – Read more at HollywoodReporter

Phillip Phillips Opens Up About ‘Midnight Sun’ – “It’s catchy, it’s gonna be a fun one to jam to live,” the ‘American Idol’ alum reveals with a grin, before the camera cuts away to a clip of him playing it live. (And it totally looks like it was just as fun as he thought!)

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Country firecracker RaeLynn talks Miranda Lambert and Dolly Parton – Q: What have you learned from spending so much time with them? A: It takes time to build a career. When you’re on these shows like “The Voice” and “American Idol,” you’re spoiled that when that chair turns around, you think you’re going to become an instant star, and that isn’t true. There were so many times I wanted to be out there on a radio tour and Blake said, “It took me 10 years.” To do it right, it takes time. The first thing I learned from Miranda, I was 18 and I talked so fast during my set and she was like, “Listen to the crowd, let them applaud.” She just taught me to take it slow and realize the audience isn’t waiting for you to babble and be the Tasmanian devil. – Read more at

Beyond the Bookshelves: Jensen brings bullying message to library – Today, Jensen is playing gigs, making music videos and promoting her new album “Stages.” And at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, she will visit the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive, to perform songs from her recently released CD as well as raise awareness against bullying. From junior high to high school, Jensen knows first hand about the effects of bullying. “It started out with me making a decision that kind of exiled me from anyone else,” Jensen said about what triggered the torment from students. “Sometimes making the right decision, you’ll be standing alone.” Jensen, as well as her boyfriend Alex Preston, whom she met while competing on “American Idol,” are excited to visit Naperville. After Jensen’s performance, attendees can stick around to meet the singer and dine on pizza. The first 75 teens in attendance will receive free movie passes, and one teen will win a $100 Amazon gift card. – Read more at Naperville Sun Times

Darren Criss Talks ‘Glee’ on Pop Shop Podcast: ‘It Is a Bittersweet Ending’ – So will the final season of Glee, which premieres in January on FOX, end with Blaine and his longtime love interest Kurt Hummel (Chris Colfer) in an on-again romantic spell? “It’s too early to say — I don’t know because we’re still just in the beginning of the season. I’ve only shot two [episodes], so I don’t really know,” says Criss. “I have my hopes, you know — I think the romantic, and the pragmatist, in me, the absolute practical common sense in me goes, ‘Well, yeah, they should be together, like all great, fun love stories.’” He also says that he would “love to meet Blaine’s family” during the final season of Glee, and that he’s already earmarked a few potential songs for Blaine to perform on the show. “Right now, I’m more thinking of what songs I want to sing as like a conclusive thing for Blaine. I definitely have those songs, and I’m definitely not going to tell you what those are!” – Listen to the Pop Shop podcast at Billboard

Jayma Mays On ‘Glee’ Ending: Ex-Cast Member Hopes For Some Closure – Jayma Mays, who played the teacher since the show’s beginnings but left in Season 5 alongside several of the original cast members, says that she is not confirmed to return for the final season of “Glee” just yet — despite reports to the contrary. “We don’t know for sure yet,” she told HuffPost Canada TV while in Toronto promoting the second season of “The Millers.” “That’s something that we’re trying to schedule with contracts and the different networks. They’re trying to work it out so that I can. So hopefully!” – Read more at Huffington Post

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