Idol Headlines for 12/25/10

Merry Chistmas peeps! Just hanging out with family here. Sorry the healdines thread is so late this morning. No matter what you are doing today…hope you are having a great one.

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Don’t forget…The Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade airs today on ABC. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, it features performances by Lee DeWyze and Amber Riley. Check your local listings for time and channel.

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Crystal Bowersox “Farmer’s Daughter” video is now featured on the country music video channel CMT. It looks like Crystal is being pushed to country, as well as adult alternative radio.

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More Headlines after the JUMP…

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Kris Allen likes Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer!

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Crystal Bowersox talks ‘American Idol, ‘ debut album, artistic freedom and sticking to her guns

How’d you maintain that artistic freedom without giving way to what seems to be the “American Idol” curse: when contestants’ debut albums venture far from the sound they showed viewers?

I think a lot of that somewhat “Idol” curse has to do with the artist maybe not knowing what they want to do or maybe not standing up for things and basically lying back and doing what they’re told. I went into this with a clear idea of what I wanted artistically and I stuck to my guns. There was a little bit of pressure to do this or that, and I know what I’m comfortable doing. I just made it clear to everyone. I think everyone is very happy with the outcome. It’s similar to a child: You care for it and you work hard and you try to do all the right things and then you let it out into the world and hopefully it does well.

Read more at the LA Times

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Crystal Bowersox Introduces Her Favorite Video

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Carrie, Brad, Keith + More Recall Favorite Holiday Traditions

Carrie Underwood remembers a family tradition that brought joy to others. “When my grandmother was still alive, we would all go to her house on Christmas Eve, and we would go to the local nursing home and sing Christmas carols up and down the halls and pass out little bags with goodies in them, ” she recalls. “And that’s something I’ll always remember. We would walk up and down the halls and sing Christmas carols. I mean, we sang, ‘Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, ‘ we sang ‘Silent Night, ‘ we sang, just all those songs that everybody knows, and it was just a really cool thing that we did. I really wish we still did it.”

Danny Gokey says that holiday traditions have evolved for his family. “There were Christmas traditions when we were younger. Now that we’re older, it’s not about us: it’s about my nieces and nephews, and I have 15 of ’em, so now the whole thing revolves around tradition around them. Traditions have changed for our family, so, now it’s all about the kids, and it’s all about the adults stuffin’ their faces.”

Read more at the Boot

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Jordin Sparks’ Birthday: An Afterthought

So for years Sparks’ parents gave her a half-birthday celebration in June. Sparks won American Idol at age 17 and turned 21 this week. She celebrated by throwing a party Wednesday in Scottsdale with family and friends. “The best birthday a girl could ask for, ” she wrote on her Twitter page.

Read more at KHPO.com

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LL Cool J on American Idol and the Future of Music

In an exclusive video interview with RadarOnline.com, the two-time Grammy Award winner — himself a former guest judge on the show — has nothing but praise for new judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler.

See the video at RadarOnline

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