Idol Headlines for 11/12/11

Daughtry performs at American Freedom Festival at Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA.
Kellie Pickler performs at Hard Rock Café in Nashville, TN.
Blake Lewis performs at Grand Lucayan, Bahamas.
Elliott Yamin performs at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach, CA.
Melinda Doolittle performs at Gaslite Manor in Aurora, IL.
Danny Gokey performs at Houston Galleria in Houston, TX.
Scott MacIntyre performs at Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis, MO.
Bucky Covington performs at The Pulse in Jacksonville, IL.
Phil Stacey performs at Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, OH.
Matt Giraud Plainwell Performing Arts Center, Plainwell, MI 7:30 pm
Thia Megia sings the National Anthem before the Manny Pacquiao/Juan Manuel Marquez boxing match, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas NV 3 pm.
David Archuleta performs live at Pandora Unforgettable Moments on Ice at the Grand Canyon University Arena in Phoenix, AZ. 7 pm. NBC Airdate: November 27, 2011 4:00 – 6:00 PM EST
David Cook plays tennis at the Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic, Boca Raton, FL.  Today, he plays Match 5, a doubles game with Jan- Michael Gambill vs. Patrick McEnroe and Jeffrey Donovan

Glee Project auditions take place in New York City today, with Season 1 winner, Damian McGinty

Carrie Underwood reportedly attended the David Cook concert last night in Boone, NC.

Listen to the new Daughtry song, “Outta My Head” NOW on the sound hound app for free until Sunday. More info here – http://bit.ly/v7TwIS

Foreign-born Filipino Singers featured in Pacquiao fight

Thia Megia and Maria Aragon, two Filipinas who have achieved international stardom, will sing the national anthems of the Philippines and the United States before the third match between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez, the main event of a boxing extravaganza at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday Manila time.

Read more at the Manilla Standard

Pizarro: ‘American Idol’ stars will help light up Santana Row

A pair of “American Idol” finalists from Northern California will entertain shoppers this month at Santana Row.

Thia Megia, who was winning singing contests in San Jose before she was a teenager, will help ring in the holidays Tuesday at “Light Up the Row,” the shopping center’s 10th annual tree lighting. Santa Cruz’s James Durbin will show up at the Row for Black Friday, Nov. 25, to sign copies of his new album at 10 a.m. before thrilling fans with an acoustic set at noon.

Both performances are taking place at the Row’s 40-foot-tall holiday tree, which is being set up this year near the giant chessboard in Santana Row Park instead of at Park Valencia in front of Maggiano’s Little Italy.

Read more at Mercury News.com

Haley Reinhart & Casey Abrams – Baby It’s Cold Outside Cover Art

See the cover art for the Haley Reinhart/Casey Abrams single, “Baby It’s Cold Outside” at Amazon.com

Josh Gracin Talks About Pain and Passion Found on New ‘Redemption’ Album

Josh Gracin‘s new album ‘Redemption’ is a colossal effort that’s over three years in the making. He describes it as his most personal album to date, a somewhat obvious assessment as he helped write all 17 songs. His previous record was three. One senses that musically and professionally the singer is just becoming comfortable with sharing his stories, his beliefs and his inner artist.

‘Enough’ is a song that Gracin says is the most revealing, yet when pressed to explain what or who it was about he avoids specifics. That’s fine, as fans learn plenty about what makes the 31-year-old tick on his first album with the very open-minded Average Joe’s Entertainment. He’s much more comfortable talking about the hero that inspired ‘Can’t Say Goodbye’ and how his time in the Marines shaped his country music career. In many ways, this project is a new beginning for the one-time ‘American Idol’ contestant.

Read more at Taste of Country

POSTED: Kelly Clarkson Dishes On Broadway And Lady Gaga

Up first, Kelly dishes about heading to Broadway… someday. “I probably won’t [be on Broadway] any time soon, but I do want to do a show. And I’d like to do something fresh, something that hasn’t been out.” She adds, “I’d love to do a revival of something like ‘Funny Girl.’ I love Barbara Streisand or anything from Bette Midler.” Babs, Bette, and Kelly. Legend status.

In another clip, Kelly imagines a possible collabo with Lady Gaga. While she realizes that she and Mother Monster have somewhat different styles, their passion for music makes them a lot alike. She comfortably admits that if a cool song came along, she’d totally be down to working with her. If and when this happens, we will seriously explode. In a good way.

Videos at MTV

Idol Finalist Gives Back in the Valley

An American Idol finalist helped honor Veterans and a fallen officer today.

Bucky Covington took part in the Terre Haute parade, and presented the family of officer Brent Long with check for $2,500.

The gift was made possible from the CD sales of Alabama Lead singer Randy Owns.

Read more at MyWabashValley.com

Exclusive Interview: Patrick Davis

5) I heard that you wrote with Casey James, the song called ‘So Sweet.’ What’s he like and how did that song come about?

PD: He’s a sweetheart. Really soft spoken and really kind and a southern gentleman. I’m not really an American Idol watcher, I’m not that familiar with the show and when people told me that he was on Idol and I didn’t really know much about him other than that. And we met and he’s a really great guitar player and a great singer and we sat down and myself and Dallas Davidson and Casey and we wrote a few songs. And ‘So Sweet’ is what we all felt like was the best of those that we wrote. I think it’s a great song and I think he even played it live at CMA Fest this year. That’s awesome and I know he has a song on the radio right now and hopefully that one will work out and we’ll see. I actually like ‘So Sweet’ and I play it live as well. We’ll see what happens. We have a few more that we’ll see what happens. There’s a couple of others that Casey and I have written, maybe he’ll record those too. We’ll have to wait and see.

Read more at Keepinitcountry.com

Brad Paisley tweets, “CMA behind the scenes photo 2: My co-host is also my hairdresser. Therefore, I wear a hat. http://lockerz.com/s/155416359”

‘X Factor’ Contestants Claim Man-Eating Bed Bugs Attacked Them in L.A. Hotel

Several “X Factor” finalists claim they were nearly eaten alive at their L.A. hotel this week, TMZ has learned — after a swarm of bloodthirsty bed bugs feasted on their flesh … while they slept.

Sources close to the contestants tell TMZ, the unidentified singers in question were staying at the Grafton Hotel … and when four of them woke up in the morning, they were covered in bites.

Read more at TMZ

The X Factor’s Lakoda Rayne Know How To Handle The Stress

GLEE – Sneak Peek: “Mash-Off”

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