Idol Headlines for 2/17/11

Today’s Idol Appearances

  • Crystal Bowersox is confirmed for the industry-only Triple AAA Sunset Sessions, taking place Feb. 17-20 in Carlsbad, CA.
  • Alexis Grace will sing the the Star Spangled Banner for the Morgan Keegan tennis match With Andy Roddick.
  • Elliott Yamin performs at Billboard Live in Osaka, Japan
  • Lee DeWyze performs at the Rock The Vote event in Chicago


Michael Johns tweets, “Performing at the Global Actions Awards tmrw night with Kara Dioguardi Kat McPhee Mitch Allen and a host of other talent. Such a great cause.” The awards take place at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles


Crystal Bowersox interview on FOX 5 San Diego Morning Show is about to begin. Listen live HERE.


A Nigel Lythgoe press conference for reporters takes place today at 1 pm ET. Watch for my live blog.  Plus, join a chat with your favorite Idol pundits, also at 1 pm Et.  Look for the live chat box.

Blake Lewis will perform at Songwriter Ely Rise’s Creep Show at the Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles on February 19.


Jordin Sparks tweets, “THIS JUST IN! Tune-in tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 17 to see me on “Access Hollywood Live!” (Airs at 11AM on NBC 4 in NYC and L.A.”


Adam Lambert will appear on MTV’s Top 10 at 10 on Saturday February 19 at 11:30 am.


More Idol Headlines after the JUMP…


SXSW Music Interview: Crystal Bowersox

South By Southwest is pleased to announce that Crystal Bowersox be interviewed on Wednesday March 16 as a highlight of the opening day of the SXSW Music Conference.

via SXSW


Lee DeWyze sings “Earth Stood Still” – Rick Dees Show


Adam Lambert: LAX with Sauli Koskinen!

Adam Lambert and pal Sauli Koskinen arrive at LAX airport together on Tuesday (February 15).

The 29-year-old singer and Sauli stepped out for a walk earlier in the day in L.A., making stops at The Daily Planet to check out magazines and pick up Kombucha tea.

See the photos at Just Jared


The book of James: The amazing journey of James Durbin to ‘American Idol”

In the fall of 2006, young James first performed with Kids on Broadway. Even at that point, his talents were so big that he was given the lead role in Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast, ” despite the fact that he had significant behavior problems.

“His talent was always very apparent, ” said Robin Aronson, who directed Durbin in “Beast” and, later, “Singin’ in the Rain.” “Once he was there, though, we knew this was going to be very challenging for everybody.”

The young man was not communicative to anyone around him. He made no real eye contact and was prone to temper tantrums. Often, when not performing, he would disappear and be found sitting quietly in the park near the Louden Nelson Center where the rehearsals were taking place.

Read more at Santa Cruz Sentinel


HAVE DINNER WITH A.D. – Performance by Jordin Sparks

The “All Day Foundation” will have “Dinner with Adrian Peterson” from 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Oklahoma Sports Museum and Hall of Fame. The former Oklahoma running back, who now stars for the Minnesota Vikings, is scheduled to attend. The fundraiser will also feature a performance by American Idol winner Jordin Sparks.

Individual tickets are $350 each. Tables for groups are available ranging between $2, 500 and $5, 000 with table sponsors

Read more at NewsOK


Fisher pleased to be in Nashville, where he can focus on what’s important

“I laugh about those things, ” said Fisher, whom the Preds acquired in part of the lowly Sens’ rebuild for a first- and a third-round draft pick.

“I’m used to it. It’s to be expected. This is where she is. Some people know me down here and hopefully I can make a name for myself.”

Fisher is hoping the change of scenery — from the media cauldron of Canada to laid-back Nashville, where the NHL team is at best third in the pecking order behind the NFL Titans and University of Tennessee football — will let him start enjoying the game again.

Read more at The Province


Mike Fisher learning about living with celebrity

The station even went so far as to publicly ban Underwood’s songs from the airwaves, if you can believe it. And who cares that Kiss 105.3 FM is a pop music station and hadn’t played a song of hers in more than three years? That stuff hurts when it’s said about someone you love.

“I heard about it right away and Carrie heard about it and she was extremely disappointed and frustrated – I think they meant it as a joke that really wasn’t funny, ” said Fisher, in advance of tonight’s game with the Vancouver Canucks at Bridgestone Arena. “Yeah, they’re not a country music station and I don’t know if it was for attention or not, but obviously Carrie had nothing to do with the move or the trade or anything so to imply something like that was just wrong.

Read more at the Vancouver Sun


Menard glad to be home

Coming back to Indiana is always something Crawfordsville native Luke Menard has enjoyed. On Wednesday night he was more than ready to get home.

“Normally we have nice weather out in Los Angeles, ” he said shortly after landing at Indianapolis. “Right now the weather out there is a little nasty and rainy. From what I hear it is much nicer here. I am looking forward to being back.”

It will be a quick trip home for the 2008 American Idol star. He was scheduled to appear on Fox 59’s Morning Show (which is on daily from 9-10 a.m.).

Read more at Journal Review


Catching Up with Scott MacIntyre

SCOTTSDALE – We knew him as the kid with the voice from Scottsdale who never let his blindness get in the way. We sat down with Scott MacIntyre, American Idol Season 8 alum.

He’s just gotten back from an international tour to promote his new album, Heartstrings.

On Season 8, Scott never let his inability to see steal his ability to entertain.

See the video at MyFoxPhoenix


Cowell signs 10-year-old spotted on YouTube

She is only 10 years old and has already been hailed as the next Mariah Carey and Justin Bieber rolled into one. Now, after taking the internet by a storm, the Canadian has become the latest talent to be signed by Simon Cowell.

Heather Russell, who cites her musical influences as Prince, Justin Timberlake, Queen and Alicia Keyes, is not new to the limelight. She wrote her first song on the piano at eight, and now, after posting a clip of her single “Every Step of the Way” on YouTube last July, has attracted the attention of Cowell, the music mogul and American Idol creator, and Rob Fusari, the producer who helped launch Lady Gaga.



Simon Cowell to produce £1million lottery-style TV quiz show

Cowell has reportedly hired Britain’s Got Talent hosts Ant and Dec to present the live quiz show, currently codenamed ‘Roulette’.

17, 000 potential contestants will pay £1 for their ticket to the quiz, pencilled to be held at London’s Wembley Arena.

They will then be entered into a draw to win the right to compete in the show, where they will take part in a series of challenges in an attempt to win the impressive prize, reports The Sun.

A source told the newspaper: ‘This will be one of the most ambitious TV shows ever staged.


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