Idol Across America lands in New York City today. Check out the details and schedule HERE.
Kelly Clarkson Featured at Free Concert – BEACHWOOD– A store’s grand opening is bringing with it the original ‘American Idol.’ Kelly Clarkson will be featured at a free concert when Microsoft opens a new retail store at Beachwood Place on Saturday, April 13. – Read moer at FOX 8
Randy Says The Idol Girls Are ‘Stronger Than The Boys’
I’M SOOOOO SURPRISED. Ryan says the judges were evaluating who was “the most genuine.” Oh. So that was it.
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Scotty, Lauren, Dierks, Luke Bryan, Many Others Debut Unreleased Tunes In Nashville Showcase – With Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina, much was made of the idea that their forthcoming sophomore efforts were being made in Music City at leisure, away from the pressure of the post-Idol rush. McCreery was introduced as “finishing his first true Nashville album,” and he said he was determined to “make sure I can write a little bit.” Saying he wanted to “show you what my penmanship is like a little,” he sang the up-tempo “Girl I Gotta See You Tonight,” playing a frustrated beau who gets tired of phone calls and texting and has to rush over to see his gal in the flesh. “Listen for me pulling in the drive,” he sang, sounding just a little bit more sensually fixated than he ever did on his debut. The host said they hadn’t been sure Alaina would make it in time for the noontime show after rushing up to Nashville from Chattanooga, and soon enough, she explained: “I had to take my test for high school graduation today. If I failed, I hope you like my song! – Read more at Rolling Stone
Carrie Underwood – Bobby Bones Show Interview
Magnus raises funds for positive change by channeling Patti Page – Main Street Hyannis got a singing treat this Thursday as American Idol finalist Siobhan Magnus celebrated Patti Page Day and kicked off an anti-bullying fundraising effort with the release of her retro vinyl 45 at Rendezvous Cafe and Puritan Clothing. Yes, a record. The disc –and yes, it is black, round, and played on a turntable –offers Magnus’s rendition of the Cape Cod classic Old Cape Cod on one side and her own anti-bullying rock piece, Pure Inspiration, on the other. For each of the $25 records sold, The Cape & Islands United Way receives 50% which it holds in a fund for regional anti-bullying work. – Read more at Cape Cod Today
Peyton Manning’s touchdown on Bagram – The musical portion of the tour comprised of Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo, of American Idol fame. The couple, incidentally who are engaged to one another, met on Idol’s season 11 and have been touring with USO for the past two years. “To be able to come here and perform for the troops is first and foremost an honor, said DeGarmo. It’s nice to be able to bring a small piece of home here and hopefully help put their troubles behind for just a moment.” – Read more at dvidshub.net
Terry McDermott Gives Amazeballs Performance At Yahoo! Music – “The Voice’s” breakout star Terry McDermott may have placed second on Season 3, but he’s done quite all right for himself since leaving the show–and it all came together organically for him, in a way that never would have happened if he’d been tied to a record label. Just last week, while on a visit to Los Angeles, he got together with his buddy Todd Burman (formerly of Australian band Juke Kartel); the two wrote the power-ballad “Pictures,” put it up on SoundCloud, and the response from Terry’s fans (aka the “McHobbits”) was so overwhelmingly positive, he rushed it to iTunes. And less than five days after the song was recorded–and less than 24 hours after it became available for download–it hit number one on the iTunes rock chart. – See more at Yahoo.com
Adam Levine on Hazing Usher on “The Voice” & Maroon 5’s Tour
Lea Michele Talks Finchel Babies! Plus, Jayma Mays Thinks Finn Kiss “Made Sense” – “I had no idea it was coming! [I was] reading the script and I went, ‘What?!’ It was kind of weird,” Mays tells us on the carpet at the PaleyFest event honoring Ryan Murphy. And while most Finchel and Wemma fans would all agree that the kiss was out of the blue and completely uncharacteristic for both Finn and Emma, Mays argues that in TV world, it wasn’t that out of the ordinary. “She was in such a frenzy and I felt like he was doing it because he thought, ‘OK, this is going to help’,” she says. “I feel like it made sense in kind of a crazy Glee sort of way.” – Read more at EOnline
Naya Rivera Talks Quintanna Plot Twist! Plus, Darren Criss on Klaine’s Future – “It’s getting boring,” Criss complained to us. “They’ve broken up, so they’re a broken up couple now.” So are Klaine fans doomed to suffer broken shipper hearts forever or will they get back together? “I hope so! I think that would be the ideal goal but I really hope it doesn’t happen any time soon for the sheer sake of them growing apart from each other and hopefully adding to who they will be together whenever they get back together,” Criss mused. “I think they have some learning to do on their own.” – Read more at EOnline
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