Idol Headlines for 2/22/13

Appearances:

Carrie Underwood performs at Yakima Valley SunDome in Yakima, 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.
Daughtry performs at the Pensacola Civic Center in Pensacola, FL.
Mandisa performs at the 3 in 1 Tour in Orlando, FL.
Jason Castro performs at the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular 2013 in Cincinnati, OH.
Kris Allen performs at Old Main Chapel at the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO.
Scott MacIntyre performs at the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, AZ.
Lee DeWyze performs at Club Madrid at Sunset Station Hotel & Casino in Henderson, NV.
Scotty McCreery performs at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, DE.
Lauren Alaina performs at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN.

Siobhan Magnus and her 90’s supergroup, Doubtful Guest have launched a kickstarter to fund their upcoming album. If you are interested in donating, Click This Link.

Scotty McCreery will host the GAC ACM New Artist of the Year concert set to be taped on February 26. The nominees performing are Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert and Jana Kramer. GAC is looking for audience members. Click this link if you are interested.

Lauren Alaina singing at Grand Ole Opry Friday tonight!– On Friday, Alaina will sing at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville at 7 p.m. CST. Tickets are $25-$57. Also on the show, according to the Opry’s website, are The Steeldrivers, Joe Diffie, Edens Edge, Riders in the Sky, and Old Crow Medicine Show. Fans can meet Lauren at the Country Music Hall of Fame on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. CST, signing copies of her CD, “Wildflower.” The museum is located at 222 Fifth Ave. South in Nashville. It’s open until 5 p.m. and tickets are $24 adults and $17 ages 6-17. – Times Free Press

MTV’S “NIKKI & SARA LIVE” OPEN THEIR “HOME” IN TIMES SQUARE TO CHART-TOPPING ARTIST PHILLIP PHILLIPS – New York, NY (February 21, 2013) –MTV’s“Nikki & Sara LIVE” welcome American Idol Season 11 winner and chart-topping artist, Phillip Phillips to their Times Square studio on Tuesday, February 26 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT tape-delayed. Tune in as Nikki & Sara dish on the latest in pop culture, talk to Phillips about his new single “Gone, Gone, Gone,” his upcoming tour and get tips on how they too can win “American Idol.” For a look at this week’s show, click here. – Read more at TVByTheNumbers

Exclusive Phillip Phillips On-Ice Passes Available– Exclusive on-ice passes are now available for Phillip Phillips on March 22! The American Idol winner will perform live following the game against the Peoria Rivermen at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. The concert is presented by Toyota, Lee Jeans and Coors Light and is free to attend with a game ticket. As part of the Admirals concert series ticket prices are $25, $21, and $18 which is $1 more per ticket than regular games. On ice-passes, which allow fans a unique view of the concert from directly in front of the ice on the stage, are on sale now! – Read more at Milwaukee Admirals

B.B. King coming to North Charleston (Update: With special guest Elise Testone) – It was announced this week that Charleston’s own Elise Testone (of American Idol season 11 fame) will be joining B.B. King as a special guest during his April 23 engagement at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. – Read more at The Digitel

Why “American Idol” Cut A Drag Queen – “I was like, ‘Wow!'” Keith Urban told BuzzFeed backstage after the show. “I mean JDA came out, and the crowd went crazy! Who knew?!” And yet the judges cut him anyway. Despite all the attempts to make it appeal to a more urban, younger audience, apparently, gender-bending is a bridge Idol still isn’t ready to cross. Blame Idol’s legacy in the music industry. For music exec and Idol’s official mentor Jimmy Iovine, the issue wasn’t JDA’s ability, but his refinement. “The culture’s come a long way,” Iovine said backstage. “Androgyny has always had a spot in popular music: Little Richard, David Bowie, to a certain extent Gaga and Freddie Mercury. But I think [JDA’s performance] was a little too camp for the judges. Camp is not going to do it here. You have to put a little more thought and originality to it.” – Read more at Buzzfeed

EXCLUSIVE: Introducing Allison Iraheta and Halo Circus! – And man, is her groove ever BACK! Clearly the time out of the spotlight has done Allison a world of good. Now totally grown up (but still rockin’ her signature neon-pink hair, of course), she has formed the new band Halo Circus with her longtime guitarist, David Immerman, and multi-instrumentalist Matthew Hager, who has worked with everyone from the Backstreet Boys to Duran Duran to Scott Weiland. (One of Halo Circus’s songs, “Something Special,” was even co-penned by Duran Duran’s John Taylor! Squee!) Allison is rocking harder than ever before, and Yahoo! Music’s Reality Rocks is delighted to premiere Halo Circus’s first-ever online performances here: – Check out the performances at Yahoo Music

Jennifer Hudson: Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards – Jennifer Hudson makes an appearance at the 2013 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Thursday afternoon (February 21) in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 31-year-old Oscar-winning entertainer was joined by her Dreamgirls co-star Anika Noni Rose, talk show queen Oprah Winfrey, Kelly Rowland, Gabrielle Union, Naomi Campbell, and Keke Palmer. – Read more at Just Jared

Adam Levine Talks New Clothing Line, Says Women’s Clothes Are “Like Me but With Breasts and a Vagina” – Shortly after promoting his fragrance line—which, according to the singer, “smells like s–t”—the Hollywood hunk is back at it, but this time spreading the word on his new men’s and women’s clothing line for Kmart, 222 by Adam Levine, which launches this fall. And, of course, he explained it in true Adam Levine fashion. He continued, “There’s so much sexy out there. My line will figure out a way to represent my convoluted and confusing opinion on what is sexy.” – Read more at EOnline

‘Nashville’: The stars come out for Deacon’s surprise party — EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS – Nashville is back Feb. 27 with a new episode, and we’re not the only ones celebrating. Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) decides to throw Deacon (Charles Esten) a surprise birthday party, which, judging from the promo, does not go well. But on the upside, real stars show up to fete everyone’s favorite guitarist (sorry, Gunnar and Liam), including The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, Vince Gill, Pam Tillis, Kate York, and Kip Moore. Check out more exclusive photos below. – See the Photos at Entertainment Weekly

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