Idol Headlines for 12/22/10 – The Evening Edition

Siobhan Magnus and Lunar Valve will perform at Tommy Doyle’s Irish Pub in Hyannis Ma on December 30. 7-9 pm.


Music Stars on ‘Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood Blvd. Presents’ on KNBC January 1.

‘Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood Blvd. Presents’ is a music special featuring music videos from Katy Perry and Lady Antebellum, exclusive acoustic performances by Grammy nominees Little Big Town, Vanguard recording artist Stacy Clark, Brent Roske from the Grammy Museum and American Idol winner Kris Allen. The music special, filmed on location at the brand new Hard Rock Cafe on Hollywood Boulevard, is scheduled to air 1/1/11 on KNBC-Los Angeles at 2:30am.

Read more at PRWeb


Introducing’s New Guest Editor Adam Lambert!

If we’re looking a little more glamorous these days, that’s because Adam Lambert (in all of his glittery glory!) is’s brand new guest editor. Following in the footsteps of Travie McCoy, the American Idol star will be chatting with us about gleeks, Gossip Girl, girl crushes, and more!



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Epic Records Is Pleased to Announce the Signing of The Sing-Off Season 2 Winner ‘Committed’

NEW YORK, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — After last night’s exciting live finale of NBC’s “The Sing-Off” featuring performances from the top four contenders — The Backbeats, Committed, Jerry Lawson & Talk of The Town, and Street Corner Symphony — Committed was named the winning group landing a record deal with Epic Records and $100, 000 prize. Beginning the second season with ten competing groups, the finale episode of the five-night holiday event series attracted nearly 9 million viewers making it the top ranking program of the night. Committed, from Huntsville, Alabama, was dedicated to creating unique harmonies with powerful lead vocals and a booming bass line, winning over audiences from day one with an astounding number of viewer votes and the most downloaded songs throughout the series. Committed will be appearing on NBC’s Today Show Thursday, December 23rd to perform their holiday song “Angels We Have Heard On High.”

In addition to all of the songs from season two being available online, a finalist EP featuring studio versions of each finalist’s signature song is also available. Epic Records will also be releasing “The Sing-Off: The Best of Season 2” on February 8, 2011, featuring studio versions of fan favorites, as well as judges’ picks for best songs from all competing groups presented throughout the season.

Read more at PR Newswire


Bring a toy donation to free Ruben Studdard concert

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) – Wednesday at 7 p.m., doors open at Boutwell Audotorium for a big, FREE concert with headliner Ruben Studdard. Although its free, organizers are asking you to bring a toy as a donation for children in the community who might be less fortunate this Christmas.

Read more at MY Fox AL


DeWyze eager to shed ‘Idol’ stigma

“I guess I haven’t really talked much about it in any interviews, ” DeWyze says, “but, you know, a big part of this process for me has been, there’s definitely a stigma attached to ‘American Idol, ‘ whether people like it or not. You know, I’m not an idiot. I definitely know what people have said about — whether it be ratings or shows or album sales or this or that. I know what’s out there.

“But for me, it’s like, when you’re on ‘American Idol, ‘ you’re almost expected to come out and be the biggest artist in the world, ever. And it’s like, people don’t understand sometimes that there’s a lot more to it than just going on the show, winning, and then, ‘Hey, I made an album, and I’m successful.’ It’s not like that.”

Read more at Chicago Tribune


A few minutes with Syesha Mercado of ‘Dreamgirls’

From second-runner up in the seventh season of “American Idol” to the lead role in the national tour of “Dreamgirls, ” 23-year-old Syesha Mercado is, herself, living a dream. Yet the down-to-earth actress and singer doesn’t take her meteoric success for granted: Taking the stage every night is hard work, and the reality show’s rigorous schedule helped prepare her for the challenges to come. Mercado spoke recently with Between The Lines about her passion for her work, and why “Dreamgirls” still generates such excitement nearly 30 years after its debut on Broadway.

Read more at Pride Source


Access Hollywood Live: Katharine McPhee Discusses Her Blonde Locks, New Christmas Album & The New ‘Idol’ Judges

Via Access Hollywood


Katharine McPhee on the holidays—and hair – NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC

WCT: You have a Jane Fonda movie coming out, right?

Katharine McPhee: I have a cameo in that one and it’s called “Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding.” How did you know about that?

WCT: I have my sources…

Katharine McPhee: You are a good investigator. I just wrapped a movie called Shark Night: 3-D. I filmed it in Louisiana and got home to L.A. a week ago yesterday.

Read more at Windy City Media


Will ‘American Idol’ Ever Create Another Top 10 Pop Star?

Back in November, Season 9 “American Idol” winner Lee DeWyze’s album Live It Up debuted at number 19 on the Billboard chart with 39, 000 copies sold–an alltime low for an “Idol” champ, or even for a first runner-up. One month later, Lee has still only sold 72, 000 copies–8, 000 less than Season 8 winner Kris Allen sold in his first week alone (and that was considered a sales disappointment at the time, since Kris was the first “Idol” winner to not crack the top 10).

Read more at Yahoo Music


Glee: Just Call Him Darren Criss Kringle

Darren Criss just gave us another reason to love him.

Over the weekend, the Glee star performed two back-to-back shows at the Roxy in Hollywood for fans, inlcuding fellow Glee guys Matthew Morrison and Ryan Murphy. Not only did a portion of the ticket sales benefit Toys for Tots, but concertgoers also brought toys for the children’s organization.

Read more at E Online

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