Constantine Maroulis performs in Jekyll & Hyde The Musical at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas, TX.
Taylor Hicks performs at Bally’s Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV.
Daughtry performs at Assembly Hall in Champaign, IL.
Mandisa performs at the Hits Deep Tour in Farifax, VA.
Michael Johns performs at the CASA Holiday Luncheon in Dana Point, CA.
Casey James performs at Banita Creek Hall in Nacogdoches, TX.
Scotty McCreery performs at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN. – Via AmericanIdol
Scotty will also be signing CDs at Opry Originals after his performance. More information HERE.
Phillip Phillips will perform at the Mix 104.1 Not so Silent Nights concert in Boston, MA. Who’s going to me there? I’M GOING TO BE THERE. Also, I’ll be INTERVIEWING Phillip later today! If you have any questions, shoot me an email.
ACA Awards Prep Monday’s Show – The American Country Awards are nailing down final performances before airing live from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on Monday, Dec. 10 on FOX. The show will air at 8 p.m. ET. Keith Urban is the latest performer announced for the show, singing alongside seven young musicians from the Grammy Camp music program. A $25,000 donation will be made to promote Grammy in the Schools programs including the Camp. – Read more at MusicRow.com
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Clay Aiken Joins Karson & Kennedy to Sing Christmas Carols – Clay Aiken is coming to the Wilbur Theater on December 9th as part of the Joyful Noise Tour 2012, (tickets can be purchased here) so Karson, Kennedy and Salt were thrilled to talk to him on the show today. They asked Clay, as a fellow American Idol winner, what the future will be like for Phillip Phillips. They also get Clay to sing lines from some of our most well known Christmas carols! Listen to the interview at MIX104.1
Are One Direction Complaining About Their Grammy Snub? – “No, you know what? You know what’s more important? Fans, record sales, I’ve always said that,” he told MTV News backstage at “The X Factor” on Thursday night. “Maybe next year they’ll get something.” The guys would have qualified for a Grammy nod or two. Their debut album, Up All Night,along with their two singles, “What Makes You Beautiful” and “One Thing,” met eligibility requirements.So, are the five guys in One Direction as cool-headed about it as Simon is about the apparent snub? He added, “Trust me, they’re not complaining.” – Read more at MTV
Britney Spears, Demi Lovato ‘Disappointed’ To Lose Their ‘X Factor’ Contestants
Melanie Amaro on Her ‘X Factor’ Return: ‘I Had Nerves’ – Amaro said she got a kick out of performing in front of her former mentor, Simon Cowell, once more. “I had nerves,” she said. “I don’t know if you noticed. It’s like, ‘oh my god, Simon is watching me!’ But what was good was the fact that I didn’t have to sing and then get criticized. So, I feel bad for the contestants.” The X Factor alum has been closely following the competition all season — but can’t decide on a favorite. – Read more at Hollywood Reporter
SIMON COWELL WON’T BACK CHRIS MALONEY EVEN IF HE DOES WIN X FACTOR – X FACTOR boss Simon Cowell has already planned to bury Christopher Maloney if he wins the show this weekend. Louis Walsh, who is Simon’s eyes and ears on the ITV1 series, has revealed the music mogul has made no plans for the Liverpool singer. He says Cowell’s attention is on the two other finalists Jahmene Douglas, 22, and James Arthur, 24, who he is convinced will be future stars. – Read more at Daily Star
CMT Artists of the Year meets Nashville
Don’t miss this sneak peek from CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR featuring co-hosts Hayden Panettiere and Rascal Flatts, along with Connie Britton and Chip Esten from the hit TV series Nashville.