Carrie Underwood performs at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ.
Taylor Hicks performs at The Indigo at Bally’s Las Vegas.
Phil Stacey performs at Yokota High School in Yokota, Japan.
Jason Castro performs at the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular in Ontario, CA.
Lee DeWyze performs at Juanita’s in Little Rock, AR.
Casey James performs at the Sears Centre Arena in Chicago, IL.
Scotty McCreery performs at Washington State University in Pullman, WA.
Lauren Alaina performs at the Greater Jacksonville Fair in Jacksonville, FL.
Vonzell Solomon performs at the Opera House at Seongnam Arts Center in Korea. – Read more at AmericanIdol
Randy Jackson and Ryan Seacrest joined Steven Tyler and Aerosmith on stage last night in Oklahoma City to perform “Dream On”.
Randy tweeted this photo, “Great rocking out with my dude @IamStevenT and @RyanSeacrest tonight! #MFAD”
“With the band’s insane star power comes eccentricity and unexpected surprises, and this evening at the Chesapeake Energy Arena wasn’t without either. Tyler’s “American Idol” co-judge Randy Jackson joined the band to slap bass on The Beatles’ classic “Come Together” (he was surprisingly good!). And who else joined them but famous-for-being-handsome host Ryan Seacrest?” via News OK
Lee Dewyze still feeling the good and the bad of ‘American Idol’ – When Mount Prospect-raised singer-songwriter Lee DeWyze auditioned for the ninth season of “American Idol” a few years ago, he had a bad feeling. It all felt wrong, somehow. He almost got up and left. The good news: He stayed. And he won. The bad news: He won. His first post-“Idol” album, 2010’s “Live It Up,” sold poorly, and DeWyze was dispatched by his record label in record time. As he struggles to start the post-post-“Idol” phase of his career, he knows that the words “former ‘American Idol’ winner” will be attached to everything he does, forever. – Read more at Chicago Tribune
Kelly Clarkson On How Being In Love Is Affecting Her Music – “Reba — I was actually at the CMAs — and she was like, ‘I don’t know if you would have picked that song before.’ Because I’m always the girl who loves the heartbreak songs and stuff like that, and I have since I was a kid,” Kelly told Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson, of picking a loved-up tune for the LP. “But, I’m super happy, I’m in love and it’s great and so I like singing about it.” Kelly, the original winner of “American Idol,” will release “Greatest Hits – Chapter One” on November 19. – Read more at Access Hollywood
Cee Lo Involved in Knock-Down Fight With 2 Women – Cee Lo Green was involved in a knock down drag out fight with two women in Miami Beach in July 2011 which ended with cops rushing to the scene, TMZ has learned … but Cee Lo claimed he was the victim. According to law enforcement … the women told cops they met Cee Lo at a nightclub and were invited back to party in the singer’s hotel room. One of the women began to argue with Cee Lo and according to the police report Cee Lo asked them both to leave. Cee Lo and a witness told cops both women were highly intoxicated. According to the report, Cee Lo began escorting one of the women out of the room by placing his hands on her shoulders. One of the women then called him a “fat motherf**ker,” to which he responded, “You need to leave, bitch.” – Read more at TMZ
‘X Factor’: One Direction Join the Press Corps, Plus 15 More Things You Didn’t See on Thursday’s Broadcast – No, with a smile on his face and a kick in his step, Brock returned to reality and, from his viewpoint, it didn’t looks so bad. After all, standing mere feet away were One Direction’s Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson along with Khloe Kardashian and mom Kris Jenner and he’d just gotten a cheery pep talk from rival judge Demi Lovato. It was a good night after all. What else didn’t the X Factor cameras show? We’ve got ears and eyes in the studio, the parking lot and the press tent where all the post-show action happens. Read on… – Read mre at The Hollywood Reporter
‘The X Factor’ Top 13 results show: What you didn’t see on TV – Simon’s late entrance
Britney Spears, Demi Lovato and L.A Reid were hanging out at the judges table for a full five minutes before air time. Lovato also shook hands with and hugged a few audience members, while Spears and Reid chatted. Simon Cowell didn’t walk out and join them until 30 seconds before the cameras started rolling. – Read more at Zap2it
‘X Factor’s’ Jason Brock on His Elimination: ‘I Think Being Gay Is a Wild Card’ – “I got to go with this, which is very me,” said Brock, gesturing at his ensemble, “and I got to do ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart,’ which is me, so I ended on a very ‘me’ note.” But Brock had to wonder: Did his outspoken nature regarding his sexual orientation hurt him when it came time for America’s votes? – Read more at the Hollywood Reporter
‘The X Factor’ eliminated act: ‘I just think Simon didn’t like who I was.’ – What do you think you might have done differently in last night’s performance now that you know the results?
Um, I don’t think I would have done anything differently, because there was nothing in my control that I could have done differently. I think that all the choices I could make, I made the right choices. I felt like I sang every song as all me, from the heart as much as possible. There were some choices that L.A. made that I was not able to change. I kind of had to go with his advice because I trust him. So I can’t change that. So if you could have changed it, what would you have changed?
[Laughs] I wouldn’t have worn the red jacket, first of all. Those comments were terrible. I was ready to cry all day today because of what Simon said. About being an Italian restaurant waiter? Yeah, and that I couldn’t fly, I could maybe go two inches off the ground. Basically making fun of me that I was fat, too. I just think Simon didn’t like who I was. To him, he may not have seen a pop star. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly
Khloe Kardashian calls One Direction ‘s–ty,’ and 8 other backstage ‘surprises’ at ‘The X Factor’ – One Direction are crack interviewers. Well, Niall and Harry are. Well, not really. The really blonde one (i.e. Niall Horan) and the flopsy haired one (i.e. Harry Styles) crashed Khloe Kardashian Odom’s interview with press backstage. Niall told the co-host that her “presenting skills are very good,” and then Harry lobbed a softball question at her, asking what she thought of One Direction’s performances on Thursday night’s results show. “They were kind of s—ty,” she joked (joked! totally joking!), “but what are you going to do?” Burn. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly
Simon Cowell Plays Coy On ‘Adorable’ Carmen Electra; X Factor Boss Still Striving To Beat The Voice – “You’ve just got to keep plowing on and you’ve got to make better shows and that’s always been my philosophy ever since I’ve been making TV shows,” Simon told Access Hollywood at “The X Factor” live show in Los Angeles on Thursday. “Sometimes the other side beats you, but you keep your head down, you try and make the show better. And if your show is better, in the end you will win.” – read more at Access Hollywood