The American Idol Hollywood Rounds begin TONIGHT. The guys compete this week, with a 2 hour episode tonight beginning at 8 pm and a 1 hour episode tomorrow on FOX. It’s the girls’ turn next week.
Nashville airs a new episode at 10 pm tonight on NBC.
Allison Iraheta tweets, “Getting ready to do an acoustic set for the 2013 National Grammy Camp:) #grammycamp with @DavidImmerman @76stepsmusic”
Matt Giraud tweets, “Booking shows in Nashville, Winnipeg, Canada, and Phoenix with symphonies for this year. Super pumped about that!! And recording of course!”
Kelly Clarkson Graces This Week’s Cover of People!
Relaxing at their Nashville home together in December, Clarkson recalls, “Out of nowhere I just said, ‘Thanks for being an awesome guy.’ I’ve never been loved properly by a man, and I was just like, ‘I thank you so much for that.’ ” What she didn’t realize was that Blackstock, 36, was about to propose. “Not a damn clue!” she says. “If I did I would have worn something besides Uggs and a sweatshirt with no bra.” – Read more at People Magazine
Nashville Preview Video: Steamy Love in an Elevator and a Chilling Reality Check – Press PLAY on the first of these clips from this Wednesday’s episode (ABC, 10/9c) to watch the guitarist take a definitive (read: hot) step toward settling things with Rayna. Some questions to ponder as you watch (and re-watch) the video: Is the elevator interlude part of a dream? If not, what will it mean for Ms. Jaymes’ marriage? – Read more at TV Line
Lennon and Maisy Stella on Nashville, Snow Days, and Harry Styles – Lennon and Maisy Stella’s first taste of the limelight came last summer, when their lovely cover of Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend” became a YouTube sensation (it has 13 million views, and counting). Now the real-life sisters, 13 and 9 respectively, are acting and occasionally singing on country-music soap Nashville, where they play Connie Britton’s two daughters (by — scandal! — two different men). Lennon and Maisy got on the phone with Vulture to discuss Nashville, their favorite TV shows, and the time Harry Styles mentioned them on Twitter. They were very excited about that last one. – Read more at Vulture.com
Mariah Carey Records a New Song for ‘Oz’ – As if Sam Raimi’s Oz The Great and Powerful isn’t already one of the most highly anticipated movies hitting theaters soon, it just got another huge boost — Mariah Carey has recorded a new song for the film! The song is called Almost Home and will be released on February 19. “Almost Home has a message that works beautifully with the film,” the new Idol judge says of the song she both co-wrote and co-produced. “It’s a feel-good record, evoking the feeling of reaching your home and being with people that you love.” – Read more at Entertainment Tonight