Idol Headlines for 10/29/12

Simon Cowell and Britney Spears appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. NBC 11:35/10:35c PM

Kris Allen’s concert at The Ram’s Head in Annapolis, MD and Lee DeWyze’s NYC Highline Ballroom concert originally scheduled for tonight have been postponed due to Hurricane Sandy which is currently barreling toward the East Coast. Stay safe East coasters!


Reality Check: Who Will Win X Factor? Plus: Girl-Group Problems and The Voice’s Top Teen

Via TVLine

Phillip Phillips – ‘I Don’t Know How Well I Would Have Done’ – With New ‘Idol’ Judges!

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Week 6: Look ahead – 8:03PM EDT October 28. 2012 – Ready for a Week 6 hoedown on Dancing With the All-Stars? A somewhat-crazy Season 15 has already given us precious moments, including judge Carrie Ann Inaba falling off her chair with excitement, suave actor Gilles Marini stripping down to his white undies, Paula Abdul guest-judging and half the stars going Gangnam Style. – Read more at USA Today

Tony Dovolani Gives An Update On Melissa Rycroft Following Neck Injury On Dancing – LOS ANGELES, Calif. — ‘Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars’ promo photo with Melissa Rycroft and Tony DovolaniCaption Melissa Rycroft suffered a painful neck injury last week while rehearsing for “Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars,” and Access Hollywood caught up with her pro partner, Tony Dovolani, to get an update on Melissa’s health. “Melissa’s doing famously. The injury is there and she’s managing the pain — she’s doing therapy for it,” Tony told Access at the 19th Annual Dream Halloween event in Los Angeles on Saturday. “This week we have the Viennese waltz, which is in some ways a blessing, because it doesn’t involve her neck as much — it gives her a break.” – Read more at Access Hollywood

Seitz: Ryan Murphy’s Glee and American Horror Story Are Good Again – Ryan Murphy is the king of the Bad Relationship show. The affair is volatile and frustrating, and there are long stretches when you don’t get much from it and feel like a sucker for becoming involved; but then, just when you decide you can’t take it anymore, the show does something so wonderful and surprising that you fall in love again. I’ve gone through this range of reactions while watching Murphy’s nightmare soap American Horror Story, which just started its second season, and his high-school musical Glee, which is now in its fourth. I almost bailed on AHS midway through season one, when it seemed as though it was making things up as it went along, and I’ve announced publicly that I was done with Glee at least three times. Yet here I am, still watching both. Why? Because Murphy’s shows—made in collaboration with writer-producers Brad Falchuk (Glee, AHS) and Ian Brennan (Glee)—represent TV’s virtues and faults in their most heightened form. – Read more at Vulture

The Voice’s Adam Levine Talks New Knockout Rounds, X Factor and Season 4 – When The Voice returns Monday, we’ll get our first look at the new knockout rounds. But what are the knockout rounds exactly? On Monday and Tuesday, viewers will watch as each contestant works with his or her coach on songs of their choosing. Unfortunately, the singers won’t know which other teammate they’re competing against until moments before they perform. The artists will take turns singing while their opponent sits in the battle ring until it’s their turn to take the mic. At the end of the sing-off, coaches will have to choose only one artist to continue on to the live shows. And unlike in the battle rounds, this time there are no steals. – Read more at Seattle PI

BBC’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Beats ITV’s ‘X Factor’ in U.K. Sunday Average Ratings – LONDON – Downton Abbey and X Factor on U.K. commercial broadcaster ITV1 and BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing continue to dominate the weekend ratings in Britain. But Strictly for the first time beat out X Factor on Sunday in terms of average viewership when excluding the audience of the latter’s instant repeat. But the latest episode of costume drama Downton Abbey on ITV1 Sunday night won the battle for the biggest average audience with 9.5 million viewers (and a 10.1 million peak). The average audience for X Factor and Strictly on Sunday amounted to 9.2 million each, but the latter would have won when excluding the ITV1+1 audience. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Taylor Swift To Co-Host “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!” – Six-time GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift will co-host “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night,” along with two-time GRAMMY winner LL Cool J. Additionally, country singer/songwriter Luke Bryan has been added to the lineup for the one-hour special, joining previously announced performers three-time GRAMMY-winning group Maroon 5. The show — which will announce nominations in several categories as well as feature performances by past GRAMMY winners and/or nominees — will take place live for the first time ever at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, Dec. 5, and will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 10–11 p.m. ET/PT (9 p.m. Central). Additional performers and presenters will be announced shortly. – Read more at Grammy.Com

Demi Lovato: Living in the Spotlight Is a ‘Blessing and a Curse’ – “Just as much as it sucks to have tabloids writing about you, at the same time I had all these issues and I was able to raise awareness because I came out publicly with those issues and then I have tons of fans that come up and tell me, ‘Oh, I got help with my eating disorder or this because you came out and said it,’ ” Lovato, 20, recently said at the Billboard/THR Film & TV Music Conference. “Had it not been for the publicity and the tabloids or whatever it was, they may not have had a chance to save their own lives,” Lovato said of the silver lining her own struggles have brought to her and also fans. – Read more at People

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