Katharine McPhee will appear on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 12/16 (NBC 11:35/10:35c), On The Record with Greta Van Susteren, 12/17 (FOX News 10 pm), and Live With Regis and Kelly, 12/21.
Today’s Idol Appearances
- Danny Gokey performs at the Grand Ole Opry
- Danny Gokey is featured in “12’s Season to Celebrate” airing on WISN, Milwaukee.
- Lee DeWyze to perform on Seattle Star 101.5’s Star Stage, Seattle WA.
Kris Allen has been confirmed for Alive 11 The 24th Annual Christian Music Festival in Mineral, OH. June 22-25 2011.
Allison Iraheta tweets, “Alright peeps ! Wasn’t able to post pic today sorry ..:( it’s the same .. But I will say that in feb there will be a big change!!!! Stay tuned!!!”
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Kimberley Caldwell – Sneak Peek Behind The Scenes Of The “Desperate Girls & Stupid Boys” Video Shoot!
Anoop Desai’s Geek Chic
Take American Idol season 8 for example. My memorable person was Anoop Desai, the first ever thirteenth finalist. I loved the fact that someone of such a diverse background, with a remarkable voice, was doing well at making his way to becoming the next American Idol. Although Anoop finished 6th, which was a phenomenal accomplishment, he is continuing on his journey to stardom.
I have had to pleasure to meet and talk with Anoop on several occasions and found him to be a humble, talented and intelligent guy with his own sense of style.
Read more at Urban Lux Magazine
According to Gina Orr, Crystal Bowersox’s manager a A 30 second clip of “Farmer’s Daughter” was sent to all of the entertainment TV’s today for their new music Tuesdays.
Crystal Bowersox’s ‘Farmer’s Daughter’: A track-by-track review
Dreadlocked Crystal Bowersox brought a welcome neo-hippie vibe to last season’s American Idol. She extends it to her debut album, which consists mostly of songs written before the show and a cover of Buffalo Springfield’s For What It’s Worth. The title track, a first-person child-abuse tale in the vein of Suzanne Vega’s Luka, offers the set’s most visceral moment. Much of the rest sounds like ’60s folk-rock filtered through Melissa Etheridge.
Click through for a track-by-track assessment of Farmer’s Daughter.
Read more at USA Today
Crystal Bowersox Hopes Fans Can Handle The Truth Of ‘Famer’s Daughter’
Following the “American Idol” finale, runner-up Crystal Bowersox made it abundantly clear that she had no plans to carry on the tradition of releasing a shiny, happy debut album. And it turns out she was a woman of her word.
Because her post-“Idol” bow, Farmer’s Daughter, which dropped Tuesday (December 14), is anything but traditional, at least not in the Seacrest-ian sense of the word. Of the 12 songs on the disc, she wrote eight (and co-wrote two more) and worked exclusively with not only producer David Bendeth — who’s twiddled knobs for the likes of Paramore and As I Lay Dying — but a team of crack studio musicians, including Jeff Kazee, Tommy Byrnes and Chuck Burgi, who have logged time with Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and the Blue Oyster Cult, to name just a few.
Read more at MTV
Katharine McPhee & Monique Coleman Light The UNICEF Snowflake
Katharine McPhee and Monique Coleman arrive to light the UNICEF Snowflake At Snow90210 on Thursday (December 9) in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Working in over 150 countries, UNICEF is a global humanitarian relief organization providing children with health care, clean water, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more.
See the photos at Just Jared
New American Idol season visits Sin City
American Idol is hoping to borrow some of Sin City’s sparkle in a bid to turn around its sagging ratings.
Fox’s popular singing contest is expected to narrow down a group of finalists in Las Vegas on Tuesday.
This is the first time American Idol has taken its “Hollywood Round” on the road.
New judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler are slated to join judge Randy Jackson and host Ryan Seacrest at The Mirage hotel-casino to discuss the show’s 10th season.
Read more at the Las Vegas Sun
X Factor winner Matt Cardle is “off women” until he records a hit album
“I am not going to let things get in the way, ” he promised. “I’m really going to knuckle down. I want the songs right, the album right and my career right before I think of anything like that.”
“I went to the doctor first thing Sunday morning before the show, ” he said. “I had my vocal cords looked at by a camera and I have mild laryngitis, tracheitis and I’m still getting rid of this chest infection so I was not in a good place to sing.
“The doctor said rest is the best cure, but also to go for it because it was the last time I would sing. The adrenaline and the steroids saw me through.”
Read more at the Daily Mirror
The supporting actor nominee compares the success of his Fox hit to “the Soviet Union: it’s getting bigger and bigger.”
Chris Colfer couldn’t have been more excited to pick up his first Golden Globe nom for supporting actor for his performance as teen Kurt Hummel on Fox’s sophomore hit Glee.
The actor said the dramedy’s success was “like the Soviet Union: it’s getting bigger and bigger and I think it has a lot to do with the music — it unites everyone.”
Colfer said he planned to “blackmail” some of his cast members into celebrating the show’s TV-leading five nominations over lunch. “Everyone is over the moon, ” he noted.
Read more at Hollywood Reporter