American Idol 12 Top 40 Sudden Death rounds wrap up tonight as the remaining 10 guys take the stage to sing for a spot in the Top 20. We’ll be live blogging beginning at 8/7c ET. FOX.
AXS TV Presents Carrie Underwood’s “Blown Away Tour” – Six time GRAMMY winner Carrie Underwood will bring her critically acclaimed ‘Blown Away Tour’ to AXS TV for a LIVE full concert performance from Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California on Sunday, March 3rd.
Named the top female country touring artist of 2012, Underwood is currently on the second leg of the highly successful ‘Blown Away Tour,’ which continues through May throughout the U.S., Canada, and across the pond to the UK and Ireland. ‘The Blown Away Tour’ Live 2013 is not Underwood?s first appearance on AXS TV. The multiple award-winning artist gave the network’s nightly live music news, trends and interview program, AXSLive, an exclusive backstage interview and live look in to ‘The Blown Away Tour’ when it stopped at STAPLES CENTER located in the heart of the network’s home campus, L.A. LIVE. Video: http://youtu.be/hBmlPBv3YTA. – Read more at Hollywood News
Nicki Minaj: “God Bless” Mariah Carey, but I’ll “Never” Perform With Her on American Idol – Nicki Minaj may have once said she’d perform with Mariah Carey on American Idol, but now the “Starships” singer is changing her tune. “Unless, it looks like this,” Minaj cracked while pretending to choke someone. “I don’t know. God bless her though…I mean, that’ll never happen.” Minaj admits she’s not sure about returning to Idol for a second season. “I don’t know, we’ll see,” she said. “See the thing is, we’re only half way done so, I am absolutely enjoying Idol but I don’t know how I’m going to feel at the end of it.” – Read more at EOnline
Dancing with the Stars: Kellie Pickler Calls Partner Derek Hough an ‘Answered Prayer’ – When country singer Kellie Pickler found out Derek Hough would be her Dancing with the Stars pro partner, the first person she wanted to thank was her grandfather, Ken Morton.
“Having Derek as my partner is an answered prayer,” Pickler tells PEOPLE. “Right before I left Nashville for L.A., my Grandpa Ken, who is a huge fan of the show, told me he was praying that Derek would be my partner, because that’s his favorite male dancer on the show.” – Read more at People
Sara Schaefer Can’t Believe Phillip Phillips Doesn’t Know Who Gerboa Gerboa Is [Video]
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Crystal Bowersox ‘fancies herself a songwriter’ on ‘All This for That’ – Crystal Bowersox has taken a great deal of influence from singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco: She uses her lyrics to hammer home philosophical points. “I keep quoting Ani DiFranco: ‘If you’re not getting happier as you get older / then you’re f—ing up,’” Bowersox says. “It’s true. I feel like at this point in my life, I’ve noticed the serendipitous ways things have been for me. I’ve worked very hard, but there’s also been lots of luck. Every moment has led to this moment I’m in now, all the bad and all the good. In my darkest days, I did not really believe it was going to get better. But it did, and now I’m on the good side of things, and I’m kind of surprised that it all worked out.” – Read more at The Sun Times
Crystal Bowersox excited about new material, will play it Sunday at SeaGate Centre – Berlin brought a relaxed approach to making the music in Portland where they both live and she was able to work on it with local musicians there while still maintaining her routine at home with her husband Brian Walker and 4-year-old son Tony. “I slept in my own bed, I took my son to pre-school and I went to work,” Bowersox said. “It was great to do it in a stress free way.” She also believes the quality of her voice has improved. “I think the process that this record was made in was just little more low key and easy going and I was breathing better. I’m also not a cigarette smoker any more which helps.” – Read more at the Toledo Blade
Harry Styles Shoe Thrower Apologizes for Hitting Him in the Crotch at One Direction Concert – A Twitter user by the name of Jade Anderson has taken responsibility for clocking him in the groin when she threw her shoe onstage at a One Direction show Tuesday in Glasgow, and she’s now apologizing to the boy bander for the ballsy move. The 14-year-old, who hails from Scotland’s East Kilbride town, took to Twitter shortly after the incident, writing, “tonight i threw my shoe and it hit harry in the balls then security came and took me out the concert then i got my shoe back hahahaha.” “The only reason the security let me back in is cos harry told them too,” she said. Anderson then apologized directly to the 19-year-old singer. “@harry_styles im the one that threw my shoe at you, i never meant to hurt you :-(,” she wrote, adding, “Feel sooo ill now.” – Read more at EOnline
Simon Cowell’s Food Glorious Food is his lowest-rating launch ever – Simon Cowell’s hunt for Britain’s best recipe, Food Glorious Food, debuted on ITV with fewer than 3 million viewers on Wednesday, his lowest-rating launch ever. The ITV show, described by Cowell as “like Antiques Roadshow combined with food”, began with an average of 2.7 million viewers, a 12.7% share of the audience between 8pm and 9pm. Food Glorious Food managed to fumble an audience inheritance of more than 8 million viewers from the preceding ITV show, Coronation Street. – Read more at The GuardianUK
“In a good place now”: Gary Barlow set for X Factor return after feud with Simon Cowell ends – Simon Cowell has ended his year-long feud with Gary Barlow – paving the way for the Take That star to return as an X Factor judge. Insiders say the pair, who had not spoken since last February, have recently held peace talks to patch up their differences. A source close to Cowell told the Mirror: “Simon and Gary are in a good place now – and Gary looks a good bet to be back on the show this year.” – Read more at The Mirror
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