Tonight on American Idol, 10 guys take the stage at the Love theater at the Mirage in Las Vegas. Five will be sent home by the judges. Tune in at 8/7c PM on FOX
Carrie Underwood performs at Spokane Arena in Spokane, WA.
Constantine Maroulis performs in Jekyll & Hyde the Musical at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.
Taylor Hicks performs at Paris Casino in Las Vegas, NV.
Mandisa performs at the 3 in 1 Tour in Pensacola, FL.
Kris Allen performs at Soiled Dove Underground in Denver, CO.
Adam Lambert performs at Shibuya Kokaido in Tokyo, Japan.
Scotty McCreery performs at STAGE AE in Pittsburgh, PA.
Phillip Phillips performs at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Windsor, Canada.
Colton Dixon performs at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA.
Keith Urban And Randy Jackson On Surviving The Nicki/Mariah “American Idol” Firestorm – ABV: On the flip side, what has it been like for both of you to be witnesses to the Nicki/Mariah kerfluffles that the show itself has played up in several episodes? KU: The thing is for me, there’s a learning curve in everything. There was a learning curve in our “dance troupe.” We got thrown on a dance floor, and with no choreography, and they just said, “Dance together! And don’t step on toes!” It’s, like, insane! That’s the best way I can put it. That shit really happened. We had to figure stuff out. We had to do it on the job. We did it. We worked through it. The girls are pros. Here we are. RJ: And little do people know, little do they realize, every panel has had its adjustment period. I think Paula and Simon fought the whole time. There were icy [periods]; they weren’t speaking for weeks. (laughs) Simon and I had… – Read more at Buzzfeed
Phillip Phillips Talks Matchbox Twenty Tour &”Gone Gone Gone”
Kris Allen: Total Request Idol – “In coming up with the set, you just want the fans, especially nowadays, you want them to have a reason to come to shows,” Allen explained during my interview with him last week prior to performing to a sold-out crowd later that evening at Café du Nord in San Francisco, CA. “People aren’t coming to shows like they used to and that’s okay, I get it, but I think that’s just another reason for them to come every night and see if I’m going to do their song, possibly. It keeps us on our toes too, which is really good, because we could … [do] the same thing every night, which is cool and a lot of people do that, but … it helps us get warmed up before the shows too. We get to play and kind of sing a little bit, so it’s good.” – Read more at Blogcritics
‘American Idol’ winner Scotty McCreery talks about stardom and his Atlantic City solo debut – Do you have aspirations of expanding your empire beyond the music industry? McCreery: I think for right now, I need to focus on my music and make sure all is going well there first. If I end up having this career for the rest of my life, like I want, then things will go as I want them too. But who knows what can come down the road in the future. If we get offered something, we might jump on it and take an acting role or something, but for right now it’s just music. But I’ve been in a play and musical before in high school, so I did a little acting there. – Read more at NJ.Com
Scotty McCreery’s booked solid – “College ain’t no joke,” he laughed. “I’m taking a full course load. It’s 13 hours. It’s Monday through Wednesday, and then we tour Thursday through Sunday.” The schedule, McCreery acknowledged, makes for a lot of long days and occasionally having to do homework on the bus. That’s what he said he was supposed to do, anyway, but he acknowledged it’s sometimes hard to make it happen. “It’s all time management,” he said. “I have to get that down, and once I get into a rhythm, it will all go smoothly.” – Read more at WVGazette.com
Scotty McCreery Host Keep the Music Playing All Stars Concert
Mindy McCready Connection To Carrie Underwood — EXCLUSIVE – RumorFix has learned exclusively that Mindy’s last song, “I’ll See You Yesterday,” was initially intended for the American Idol winner. Songwriter Courtney Dashe tells RumorFix, “Carrie had the song ‘on hold,’ which means she liked it and was thinking about recording it.” Then the songwriter met Mindy at a writer’s night in Nashville a few years ago. Courtney shares, “After the show, she came up to me with tears running down her face. She said something to the effect of, ‘Your song, ‘I’ll See You Yesterday,’ I have to record that song. That’s about my life … what’s going on with that song? I have to record it.’” – Read more at Rumor Fix
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