Idol Headlines for 10/3/12 – The Evening Edition

Colton Dixon tweets, “Heading back to Nashville. Excited to write with a pretty awesome dude tomorrow…..stay tuned:-)”

Aretha Now!? Interview with the Queen of Soul – (Laughs) I thought that was cute. I thought it was cute. … My publicist sent it to me, I saw it a couple of days ago. It’s kind of come down to Audra McDonald, Jennifer, and possibly Halle Berry, who has said she does want to do it, to the contrary of what she said to begin with. She did not know she was not required to sing. … They are going to play the actual, original recordings of myself. But should it turn out to be one of the other two, Jennifer or Audra, then we might have a new version or two of some things, which would be refreshing and very nice.? – Read more at Atlantic City Weekly

‘American Idol’ Winner Phillip Phillips: “I Hate Listening to Myself” – “I hate listening to myself,” Phillips tells Fuse. “Even in the studio, I ask them to turn my voice down. I’ve always hated my voice. It just makes me cringe. I remember the first time I heard it on the radio in Boston, I said, ‘Oh gosh.'” Well, clearly the Olympics didn’t agree. They made his “Home” the signature song of the women’s gymnastics team this year. “I never got to see [my song] on the Olympics but I got to meet a few of the Fierce Five—it’s such an honor they wanted to use that song. I can’t thank them enough.” To hear Phillips imagine what it would be like if he was forced to compete for the approval of new Idol judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey (“I probably would have tried to sweet talk them, but it wouldn’t have worked because I’m not very good at it”)—watch the interview above. – Watch the Video at FUSE

Carly Rose Sonenclar finds stardom on ‘X Factor’ – Sonenclar, who heads into “X Factor’s” Boot Camp round Wednesday night, is better equipped than most to deal with her sudden fame. She started singing at age 2 and began her entertainment career in 2006, landing roles in movies, TV shows and Broadway productions. In an interview with Newsday Westchester, she talked about why she chose “Feeling Good” for her audition, how she’s prepared for the show and what she envisions for her future. “I thought [“Feeling Good”] sounded like a song that crescendos,” Sonenclar said of choosing the Simone track for her audition. “I feel like an important thing in this competition is a big moment, something that will be remembered.” She added that she also chose the song because it was a reflection of who she would like to be as an artist. – Read more at Newsday

Ryan Seacrest Talks “American Idol” Feud


Nicki distracts us from her profanity-laced tirade with SHINY SHINY OBJECTS.


Gary Allan Prefers Live Concerts to ‘Idol’ Watching – “I think they serve their purpose,” the singer notes of the shows. “I would rather go see somebody at [Nashville venue] the Bluebird, or somebody who’s writing their stuff. It’s really hard for me.” Gary acknowledges that several of music’s biggest stars, including Carrie Underwood, Scotty McCreery and Kelly Clarkson, all arrived by way of a TV talent show, but adds that the risks often outweigh the benefits. “I love what they’re doing and they’re great singers and it’s a great show,” he says of “Idol,” “but going and watching somebody as a star, and somebody who is going to put 40,000 people into an arena, to watch them sing songs that they have no emotional attachment to, whatsoever, I think is really hard to get a good show out of.” – Read more at The Boot

Britney Spears & Sam Lutfi’s Lawyers In Last Ditch Attempt To Reach Settlement Before Trial – Lawyers representing Sam Lutfi, Britney Spears and her parents, are in a last ditch attempt to reach a settlement before the pop star’s one time manager’s lawsuit accusing the family of breach of contract, libel, and defamation, goes to trial, is exclusively reporting. The judge handling the case has ordered both sides to try and reach a settlement before a separate judge, and give an update on Wednesday afternoon if there has been any success. – Read more at Radar Online

‘American Idol’s’ South Africa counterpart crowns first black winner – Nearly two decades after the end of apartheid, South Africa’s black majority has conquered the country’s halls of power. But until this week, they had yet to rise to the peak of pop Idoldom. After eight seasons of white and mixed-race winners, a singing show in South Africa has crowned a black victor — one who represents almost 80 percent of the country’s population. Khaya Mthethwa, a gospel singer from Durban, beat out Melissa Allison Monday to win Idols South Africa, an American Idol-esque singing competition. – Read more at Washington Post

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