Idol Headlines for 3/15/13

AXS TV TO BROADCAST NATIONAL OUTNUMBER HUNGER LIVE! CONCERT FEATURING THE BAND PERRY – AXS TV and Big Machine Label Group will broadcast a special two-hour concert event on Saturday, April 6, from Las Vegas. Platinum-selling sibling trio The Band Perry will headline Outnumber Hunger Live! and will be joined by labelmates Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore, Florida Georgia Line, Greg Bates and Cassadee Pope. – Read more at AXS TV

‘American Idol’: Nicki Minaj Arrives Late for Live Show; 5 Things You Didn’t See on TV – 1. The center of activity before the live show begins is usually the green room, a credentialed-only VIP area walled off in the corridor next to the Idol stage. But not Wednesday night. That’s because right outside the VIP room you couldn’t help but bump into Idols everywhere you turned. Not the season 12 finalists but returning singers from seasons past, including Didi Benami, Diana DeGarmo, Michael Johns, Pia Toscano, Brooke White and Ace Young. They had come home to Idol to pass the Idol Across America microphone to Ryan Seacrest. About 30 minutes before the live broadcast, they walked onto the Idol stage to hand the mic to Seacrest and meet and interact with the top 10 from season 12. – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

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Audio: Phillip Phillips kicks off first solo tour in Sioux Falls – The current outspoken “American Idol” judge never had a chance to critique season 11 winner Phillip Phillips, but any “Idol” fan would agree. She would have been batting her eyes indeed. Sioux Falls likely will be, too, when the aw-shucks Leesburg, Ga., gentleman kicks off his first solo college tour Tuesday with two shows at the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science. After the initial 7 p.m. performance sold out in just a couple hours, show host Augustana College added a second concert at 4 p.m. – Read more at Argus Leader

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Phillip Phillips’ ‘Terrifying’ American Idol Return – LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Phillip Phillips is the reigning “American Idol” champ, but the singer says returning to the stage that made him famous on Thursday night was panic-inducing. “It was terrifying,” Phillip told’s Laura Saltman following his performance on the show in Los Angeles. “Being on live television is scary. You never know what’s going to happen. But it went good.” The “Idol” winner — whose hit “Gone, Gone, Gone” is being used as show’s goodbye song this season — also admitted he was just as stricken with stage fright during his initial run on the reality hit’s 11th season. – Read more at Access Hollywood

Carrie Underwood: ‘I turned down a free private jet’ – Hi Carrie! You were raised on a farm. Did you have to help out with the animals? When I was needed, but I wasn’t waking up at 4am. We only had cows. They weren’t milk cows, it was cattle. There were many times when the fence would be down and the cows always got out when Dad was gone. Mum and I would have to go and get them back in. – Read more at The Guardian UK

More mature Kellie Pickler ready for shows in Jackson, Manistee and ‘Dancing with the Stars’ – At heart, Pickler is still a small-town girl from North Carolina who enjoys helping others. Her show in Jackson will be the first of two in Michigan that weekend, as she will play the Little River Casino in Manistee on Saturday, March 23. The latest season of “Dancing with the Stars” will debut at 8 p.m. Monday, March 18 on ABC. Pickler’s dancing partner will be Derek Hough. Pickler took a few minutes to chat with MLive recently. – Read more at MLive

Kellie Pickler Addresses Anticipated ‘DWTS’ Feud – “To be honest, I’m really not a competitive person,” she replied when asked if she thought country fans’ votes would be split between her and Judd. “I just want to have fun. I kind of look at this opportunity as an extra-curricular activity.” “She’s doing great. It’s a blast. She’s definitely a natural,” said Hough, who was paired with former Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson last season. “I was thinking about her capacity—her legs and the way she hits her lines and the way she moves—if [she] was a dancer, if [she was] trained as a dancer, she would be incredible.” – See more at Entertainment Tonight

Brandon Hantz: I’m Not Very Good at ‘Survivor’ – ETonline interviewed the 21-year-old chemical disposal worker from Katy, TX the day after his ouster aired. Read on for the rambling Q&A that touches on everything from whether Brandon regrets dumping the rice and beans (Hint: not at all), to the shoulder massage Jeff gave him at the Immunity challenge, to being forgiven for his sins, and to his dream of coming back to the show to compete with his infamous uncle Russell Hantz. All with pop culture references to YouTube bullies, a popular video game, and Justin Timberlake thrown in. – Read more at Entertainment Tonight

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Emblem 3 enjoying a powerful ally – What do you do when you don’t win a television singing competition? Usually, you quickly fade into oblivion, with a few exceptions like Jennifer Hudson, Clay Aiken and Daughtry. Sure, you might get a record deal, but will you sell millions? Probably not. Even some winners don’t sell in those quantities these days. So why is Huntingdon Beach, Calif.’s, Emblem 3 bucking the odds? The answer is simple. – Read more at Philly Burbs

Simon Cowell’s Syco Partners on ‘X Factor’ Musical in London – LONDON – Syco Entertainment, the joint venture of Simon Cowell and Sony Music, has joined theater producer Stage Entertainment UK to bring an X Factor musical to the London stage next year. The two companies said Friday that the musical comedy X Factor – It’s Time To Face The Musical! would premiere in the British capital’s West End in the spring of 2014.- Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

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