Today’s Idol Appearances
- David Archuleta performs with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, Salt Lake City.
- Jason Castro performs at A Kurt Bestor Chirstmas Abravanel Hall, Salt Lake City Utah
- Melinda Doolittle appears with Holiday Pops, Verizon Wireless Center, Manchester, NH
- Crystal Bowersox and Brian Walker perform on Extra. Check local listings
More Headlines after the JUMP…
Scot scoots from US ‘X Factor’
The executive tasked with getting Simon Cowell’s “X Factor” off the ground in the US is quitting after less than a year on the job.
Ellis Watson, the chief executive of Syco, co-owned by Cowell and Sony Music Television, has decided he doesn’t want to head to Hollywood after all.
Watson said his family doesn’t want to make the move to Los Angeles from Scotland.
“Rodeo Drive isn’t quite ready for my Highland cattle, ” he quipped in a story to the British press.
Read more at the New York Post
Mormon Tabernacle Choir fans cheer their ‘American Idol’
How did the world of “American Idol” reconcile with Utah’s most venerable musical institution? Better than you might have guessed. Canny programming by music director Mack Wilberg and enthusiastic performances by all involved made for a surprisingly enjoyable evening of seasonal favorites.
Read more at the Salt Lake Tribune
Thousands attend David Archuleta, choir, Christmas concert
Jason Castro Drops By KUTV2News, Salt Lake City
Josiah Leming Update – December 17th 2010
Katharine McPhee – On the Record with Greta Van Susteren
Interview with Anoop Desai
Anoop Desai has the perfect harmony between Pop and R&B. The University of Northern Carolina graduate rose to national fame when he finished in sixth place in the eighth season of “American Idol”. Since being motivated by the death of his friend to try out for “Idol”, Desai was backed with a large fan base and favored to win by celebrities including Ellen DeGeneres and Keith Urban. TheCelebrityCafe’s Jessica Claflin spoke with him about his new CD, “All Is Fair, ” inspirations, and the next steps he plans on taking.
Read the interview at Celebrity Cafe
All Access Pass for the “Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade”
Interviews with Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade performers, including Lee DeWyze and Amber Riley.
‘Glee’ Dudes: Who’d You Rather?
“Glee” studs Mark Salling, 28, Darren Criss, 23, and Chord Overstreet, 21, all stayed in tune at the same event in L.A. this week.
See the photo at TMZ
‘The Voice’ singing contest to hold auditions in Miami
“The Voice, ” which sounds like NBC’s answer to “American Idol, ” will hold auditions early next year in eight cities, including Miami.
Why is this reality show worthy of note? Mark Burnett and John de Mol, two kings of the reality genre, are behind it. The show, a hit in Holland, will debut in the spring. And by that time, we should know if the revamped “American Idol” still fascinates America.
The Miami auditions for “The Voice” will be Friday, Jan. 21, at S.I.R. Studios, 12200 NE 14th Ave., in North Miami.
Contestants must be older than 18, legal U.S. residents and willing to share their stories.
The other audition cities and dates are Chicago on Jan. 14, New York on Jan. 15, Nashville on Jan. 22, Minneapolis on Jan. 28, Austin on Jan. 29, Los Angeles on Feb. 4 and Seattle on Feb. 11.
Read more at the Orlando Sentinel