Idol Headlines for 3/14/13

One will go home tonight on the American Idol Live results show beginning at 8/7c pm. Phillip Phillips and Bon Jovi perform.  The Glee kids and their teachers go head to head tonight in “Feud” at 9/8c on FOX.

L.A.’s Accomplished Street Performers and Talented Emerging Artists Take Center Stage at ‘5 Towers’ as Universal CityWalk Kicks Off Its Free Spring ‘Music Spotlight Series’ on Weekends, March 22 to April 20, 2013 – Other spring “Music Spotlight Series” rising stars will include pop rock trio Artist vs Poets featuring Joe Kirkland from “The Voice” performing on March 23; “American Idol” season nine winner Lee DeWyze, whose smooth sounds effortlessly blends pop, rock and folk, will be joined by singer, bassist and guitarist Keaton Simons on April 6. Pop crooner Thomas Fiss will perform live on April 13 and April 20, Cody Longo of Teen Nick and Nick at Nite’s “Hollywood Heights” will perform hits from his EP “Take You Home” along with pop vocalist Jackson Harris. Performances on both nights begin at 7:00 p.m. – Read more at MarketWatch.com

COUNTRY MUSIC SUPERSTARS DIERKS BENTLEY, KEITH URBAN, LADY ANTEBELLUM AND INTERNATIONAL MUSIC SENSATION PITBULL JOIN JASON ALDEAN, LUKE BRYAN, TAYLOR SWIFT AND NE-YO TO PERFORM AT “ACM PRESENTS: TIM McGRAW’S SUPERSTAR SUMMER NIGHT” – Country music superstars Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban and Lady Antebellum along with international music sensation Pitbull, have been added to the all-star lineup of artists scheduled to perform at the ACM Presents: Tim McGraw’s Superstar Summer Night, taping Monday, April 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. They join previously announced performers Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift and Ne-Yo. The special will be broadcast at a later date on the CBS Television Network. – Read more at Zap2it.com

Idol Meter: Eyeing the ‘Idol’ odds – Predicting the results on American Idol isn’t a science. But it’s fun to approach it that way. Our pseudoscientific formula gauges each finalist’s momentum. Progress reports are handed out the day after the performance show, with final grades given after elimination – Read more at USA Today

Nicki Minaj Arrives Late for American Idol: Contestants React – Devin Velez was a little more skeptical: “You know, there was traffic,” he told Us knowingly. “So um, there was nothing, you know, that she could do about it,” he added, clearing his throat for effect. “I’m glad that she got there for my performance.” – Read more at Yahoo

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Phillip Phillips: ‘American Idol’ Performance This Week! – Phillip Phillips plays an intimate concert at the St. Pancras Old Church in London on Monday night (March 11). “Had a blast at the showcase tonight in London! Was really nervous about it ha,” the 22-year-old musician tweeted afterwards. – Read more at Just Jared

Jason Castro’s journey: From ‘American Idol’ to Winter Jam 2013 (video) – “People are there to worship and be inspired,” Castro says during a phone interview. “I leave them with my hope for the night, to be filled with the love of life and of God.” Castro defines himself as a contemporary Christian singer-songwriter, working in “the language of the soul.” He’s also an artist on the Word Records label, alongside Point of Grace, Needtobreathe, BarlowGirl, We As Human, Meredith Andrews and Big Daddy Weave. “This feels like the right place to be,” Castro says. “It feels like home.” – Read more at AL.com

Kellie Pickler Talks Prepping For Dancing With The Stars: I’m ‘Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone’ – ccess Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson caught up with Kellie and her professional partner, Derek Hough, as they rehearsed for their “DWTS” debut. “What’s been the hardest [thing to do]?” Shaun asked. “All of the above,” the 26-year-old singer said with a laugh. “I’m working muscles that I didn’t know I had. It’s hard all the way around. I’m definitely stepping outside my comfort zone.” The ABC show’s often-skimpy outfits might also be a little hard for Kellie to adjust to. – Read more at Access Hollywood

Nicki Minaj Covers ‘Elle’ April 2013 – On her make-under for Elle‘s shoot: “When I saw myself with barely any makeup at, it was such a… like, I’m so, so attached to my pink lipstick, it’s hard. I feel that it’s become a part of me. To go in front of the camera, without pink lips or big ol’ crazy lashes- you know, nothing – I felt naked. It was scary! So this photo shoot was a real accomplishment in my eyes.” – See the photos at Just Jared

Nashville woos the UK: Carrie Underwood and Tim McGraw to play largest country music festival at O2 – Britain is preparing for a rhinestone invasion as Nashville’s stars launch a bid to inject country music’s whisky-soaked anthems into the nation’s musical mainstream. The O2 Arena will stage the UK’s largest gathering of ten gallon hats when Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood and a host of country music’s biggest-sellers perform at the first festival devoted to the sound of America’s heartland. – Read more at Independent.co.uk

Voice Winner Cassadee Pope Writes About Heartbreak … Just Not Her Own – Cassadee Pope has been hard at work in Nashville for the past two months, writing and recording her first solo album. And while some songs are personal, others are more about what those closest to her have gone through. “Definitely love,” the season 3 winner of The Voice says of one major theme. “There are songs about someone cheating or being [cheated on]. These are things I’ve never gone through personally, but as an artist, I want people to relate.” – Read more at People

Glee’s Naya Rivera on Angry Brittana Fans, Crazy Quinn, and Finn’s Cardigans – As previously noted, Naya Rivera is the best part of Glee this season, even if she hasn’t been in every episode. Santana spent a lot of time offscreen at the University of Louisville, returning to Lima every once in a while to do something sad, like break up with Brittany or star in McKinley’s production of Grease. Fortunately, she’s still the queen of bitch-slappery. And she’s also gotten to bust out more Tina Turner, improve Alicia Keys’s “Girl on Fire,” and — finally — move to New York. Vulture rang up Rivera, who is currently working on a solo album, to talk about the backlash from fans still unhappy about the Brittana split, and what it’s been like behind the scenes of Glee’s revamped fourth season. Plus: her thoughts on Finn’s unfortunate new wardrobe and cuckoo Quinn. – Read more at Vulture

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