Idol Headlines for 2/7/13

The American Idol 12 Hollywood Rounds continue with The Boys last chance solos, tonight at 8/7c pm on FOX.

The Glee “Diva” episode airs on FOX at 9/8c PM

From ‘American Idol’ win to megahit ‘Home,” Phillip Phillips going with the flow – “I don’t feel too famous,” he said in a recent telephone interview. “I guess my only thing is that you don’t have as much privacy anymore.” “This whole past year is just a blessing,” Phillips added. “And I’m thankful for that. It’s definitely a tough year. Definitely went through a lot, but it’s a year that I won’t forget and I’ll always be thankful for.” While the whirlwind pace of the last year is evident in Phillips voice, he does seem to exude a confidence and maturity that is disarming for someone so young. Phillips said he likes to meet with people while he’s out on the road and often tries to mingle with them and talk if he can. He is fully aware people are curious about him, and he can relate to how they feel. – News-Sentinel

Red Carpet Confidential: Does ‘American Idol’ Winner Phillip Phillips Make A Jealous Boyfriend? – “I don’t think she gets that jealous,” the Home singer, 22, tells me this week while promoting his March 23 performance during Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras Celebration. “I think we all get jealous a little bit — even I’ll get jealous. If you’re not jealous, I don’t think you really care much about the person. That’s my opinion. We’re doing really good. She doesn’t get too jealous, though.” Instead, he cherishes her for being the yin to his yang. “She actually speaks up [laughs] and will tell you the truth, even though it hurts. I’ll keep quiet at times because I don’t want to hurt anybody’s feelings. [laughs]” There is one person she’d have to step aside for, though. “Kate Beckinsale,” he says. “She is just absolutely amazing. It’s breathtaking. [laughs]” – Read more at OK Magazine

OFFSTAGE: Carrie Underwood Says There’s No American Idol Checklist – American Idol, you’re going to Hollywood! The auditions are over, and now American Idol is ready to move into Hollywood week. “I think you know what will work when you see it,” Carrie Underwood says. “I don’t know if you can have a checklist of ‘this is what I’m looking for.'” She was the big winner on the show’s fourth season in 2005, and she’s pretty sure they didn’t have that checklist during her Hollywood week. “When I was on there, I guarantee you they weren’t looking for a blond little country girl from Oklahoma singing country music on a relatively pop TV show,” she said. “They weren’t looking for me, and they found me.” – Read more at CMT

Carrie Underwood Grammy Performance Is a Chance to ‘Represent’ – “I’m excited to be performing on the Grammy awards and honored that they would have me back,” says the superstar entertainer. “I’ve been lucky enough to have performed on it several times and have been a part of some cool moments on the show, like the Michael Jackson tribute with Celine Dion, Usher, Smokey Robinson and Jennifer Hudson.” Carrie notes that the Grammys remain important to artists like her because so many musical genres are jockeying to be featured on the live show. “I definitely feel like a representative for country music. The Grammys represent so many types of music and there are only so many slots available for people to perform. I’m honored and want to do the best job I possibly can to represent our format and show everybody what they might be missing in country music, and make them jump on the bandwagon for country music.” – Read more at The Boot

American Idol Season 8 Alum, Allison Iraheta, performs at the Grammy Camp Basic Training

Allison Iraheta performed yesterday at the Grammy basic training held at USC. On the wire image photo she was billed as a “Tonight Show Vocalist.”

Jordin Sparks: Grammy Producers Brunch 2013 – Jordin Sparks is gorgeous in white as she arrives at the 1st Annual Grammy Producers Brunch held at Xen Lounge on Tuesday (February 5) in Los Angeles. The 23-year-old singer mingled with other attendees, including Rodney Jerkins and Trevor Jackson. – Read more at Just Jared Jr.

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