Idol Headlines for 3/22/13

‘American Idol’ Takes on the Beatles: 10 Things You Didn’t See on TV – 1. Before the top nine delved into the songbook of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Ryan Seacrest had some results to announce — the winner of the sing-off between Aubrey Cleland and Charlie Askew for the 11th spot on the summer Idol tour. While the results were hidden on a card Seacrest was holding, sharp-eyed members of the audience could have figured out the result prior to the reveal. That’s because there was a camera crew trained on Aubrey’s mother Renee and Aubrey’s boyfriend Alex. – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

‘American Idol’ Burning Questions: How is Paul Jolley Handling the Harsh Critiques? Why is Season 12 All About the Ballads? – Jolley would be lying if he said the negativity wasn’t getting to him. “It’s the thing that makes me feel so alone,” he told THR after performing The Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby.” “I feel like I’m working so hard for every comment that I’m getting. It’s hard to keep my confidence level up and not cry, because I’m an emotional person. I wish I had time to write a song. I would’ve written a whole album right now.” This, of course, begs the question: What would it be called? “Alone,” he says with a sigh, adding: “I do feel a little homesick, but that’s OK because everybody does. I’m here living the dream.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Q&A: Paul Jolley on Negativity, Country-Pop Plans and Knowing He Was a Goner on ‘American Idol’ – Is there some relief at least that the roller coaster of the show is done? Well, I woke up this morning – and I’ve been telling everyone this because it really did happen, I’m not just saying this — but I woke up and I had my moment with God and I realized, I’m going home today. I knew it in my heart – 100% — and I was prepared for it because deep down inside, I gave it my all. In the end, God has the bigger plan and that’s all that matters. – Read more at Billboard

Eliminated ‘American Idol’ Finalist Paul Jolley: ‘All These Fans Means I’m Not Alone Anymore’ – Jolley might be done with song selection and rehearsing but he does have the future mapped out. “I want to be a country-pop artist,” he declared. “I’m not going to stop doing what I believe and know I can accomplish. I’m going to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry — that has been a lifetime goal of mine ever since I was a little kid. It was the first place I ever went to see a show.” “Now that I’ve been on Idol, I’m moving forward in my journey through life. And having all these fans means I’m not alone anymore. They’re going to be there for me 100 percent.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

American Idol’s Paul Jolley Talks Country Music — and Ryan Seacrest’s Breakup! – What did you think of Mariah saying you should record a dance album? You know what, I respect her saying that but I want to stay to my roots. I was born and raised in the country. I was born and raised on stories, and that’s what I relate to most. I don’t want to go and sing about this random stuff — let’s go to the party and dance and go have a beer. That’s not me, that’s what most of that is. That’s what I love about country. That’s why I said I looked at the lyrics before I looked at anything else because that’s where a song starts and that’s why I want to stay with country music. -Read more at Wetpaint

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‘American Idol’: Candice Glover Reveals Huge Gift From Her Hometown – “My hometown actually raised money so my parents could afford to come out here,” she told The Hollywood Reporter’s Idol Worship. “They’re really generous when it comes to someone who’s from there. I really appreciate it.” So how did having her family in the audience help Glover on Wednesday night? – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

‘American Idol’ Alum Jessica Sanchez on Upcoming ‘Glee’ Role: ‘I’m All About Risqué’ – As it turns out, the 17-year-old Chula Vista, Calif. native is not that innocent, telling The Hollywood Reporter that she’s approaching her upcoming two-episode arc on Glee (airing May 2 and May 9) by being ready for just about anything. “I’m all about risqué — I love that stuff,” she says proudly. “I love to be creative — that’s what the entertainment business is about. You have to be out there sometimes, and Glee is so colorful and unexpected with everything. I’m really excited to see what they have planned for those episodes.” One thing she hopes will happen: a scene shared with Naya Rivera. “I love me some Santana, she’s amazing,” says Sanchez. “I can’t wait to meet her. I hope I get to.” – The Hollywood Reporter

Jessica Sanchez – Life after American Idol

Season 11 runner-up Jessica Sanchez chats with Access about returning to the “American Idol” and how her life has changed since the show. Also, she dishes on her guest appearance for “Glee.”

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Lauren Alaina, Boyfriend Have ‘Lucky’ Relationship – FilmMagic
Lauren Alaina is a regular 18-year-old high school senior, who spends time with friends, is ready to graduate and dates on the weekends. However, her less than ordinary “after school job” has already started to affect her social life. “It’s hard, when you’re in this business, to find people who accept this life,” Lauren tells The Boot. “Our schedules make it so we’re always gone working, and then when we’re home, our family, everyone, wants to see us. Finding the right person who can be faithful and be good to you while you’re gone and understand what’s going on is hard to find.” – Read more at The Boot

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‘The Voice’: 10 Season 4 Survival Tips from Past Contestants – 1. When THR asked the contestants for their number one tip for competing on The Voice, they unanimously echoed the words of the season’s winner. “All they have to remember is to be themselves,” says Cassadee Pope, whose win also gave Blake Shelton a second championship. “Authenticity draws people in, and it’s what the audience relates to the most.” Pope is set to tour this summer with Rascal Flatts and star in an upcoming CMT reality show. – Read more at The Voice

As Ratings Fall for Fox’s ‘American Idol,’ Advertisers Likely to Stay Put – Viewers may be leaving “American Idol,” but the show’s sponsors are not following suit. The venerable Fox musical popularity contest this season to date has an average audience of about 14.1 million, according to data from ad buyer Horizon, a dip of around 20% from last year at this time. And while viewer interest may be shifting, advertisers continue to be enamored with Ryan Seacrest and the program’s ever-shifting roster of celebrity judges. “The Wednesday edition is still the third-highest rated on adults 18 to 49, and Thursday’s comes in sixth or seventh. Both editions are still top five or top ten programs,” said Jason Maltby, a senior TV-buying executive at Mindshare, a large media-buying agency. “As long as the value proposition is there, I think people will stay in the show.” – Read more at Variety

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