‘Idol’ bits: Talk with Phillip Philliips on Kennesaw concert 3/24– He said performing “Gone Gone Gone” on “Idol” last week “was terrifying. I hate being on live television. It was just nerve wracking.” At least, he said, “there were familiar faces. And when Randy [Jackson] gave me that plaque [for 4 million downloads of ‘Home,’], I didn’t know what to do or how I was supposed to feel. I’m not good with surprises!” His time on the “Idol” results show was so brief, he didn’t even get to converse with the new judges. “Keith [Urban] waved at me before the show but I didn’t get to talk to him.” As for his month-long opening gig for Matchbox Twenty in February, he was gladdened to know Rob Thomas (his self described “hero”) was “super nice.” “They all made me feel at home,’ he said. “He watched my show every night, which is very respectful.” – Read more at Access Atlanta
Phillip Phillips ‘Always Writing’ for Next Album – Although he’s in the thick of promoting his hit debut album, “The World From the Side of the Moon,” Phillip Phillips says he’s already thinking ahead to album number two. “I’m always writing,” he told Billboard recently. “It might be a bad song, but I’m always writing.” Phillips says that his second album should be around sometime next year but noted that he’s taking his time. “There’s no rush.” As of now, he hasn’t made any definitive plans to collaborate with anyone on the new material; however, Phillips revealed that he’d love to work with Rob Thomas or Eddie Vedder. – Read more at Billboard
‘American Idol’ Winner Phillip Phillips has Bad News For Season 12’s Singers – As the Top 9 singers of American Idol Season 12 take the stage tonight for their second performance show, Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips tells Hollywood.com something that might not encourage them very much: No matter how many times they grace the Idol stage, it doesn’t get any easier. “It’s terrifying,” Phillips told us after his performance of new single “Gone, Gone, Gone” on the Top 10 results show. “I just hate being on live television. It’s scary!” It doesn’t matter how much experience he has, “it’s terrifying because you could screw it up,” he reveals. – Hollywood Outbreak
‘American Idol’ Castoff Paul Jolley Has ‘No Regrets’ About ‘Eleanor Rigby’ – “It did throw me off a little bit, when [the judges] did not connect with me, because I was so connected to that song. And you know, they don’t have to connect with me, because the audience connects with me, and that’s what matters,” Jolley said. “Everybody has their moments where you can’t tell if they’re connected in their face, but it’s all mental, and in their heart. So the whole physical thing they go by all the time, it’s nothing, because I know what’s in my heart, and I know what I’ve done, and I feel so good about that performance.” – Read more at MTV
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Dancing’s Derek Hough: We’re Stepping It Up This Week – We actually have jazz this week (typo last week — sorry!) and it’s going to be a fun one. I stepped up the choreography a little bit to show off Kellie’s abilities more. I know some of you don’t like having these new styles on the show, but I like them. I never want to repeat myself and I like having the challenge of another dance style, especially something like jazz that allows for some more flexibility for me as a choreographer. It’s a great dance for Kellie. I think she’s really going to wow everyone with what she does. I swear she was a dancer in a past life because she has the perfect body, ability and IQ for it. But it’s cool that she is a singer and has never danced before because I think that’s more impressive to more people. Having been partnered with Nicole and Shawn, they certainly had training in the sense of learning choreography, not ballroom dancing obviously, but Kellie’s never had this type of training before. I still tell her that she needs to start a second career as a dancer after this. Rehearsals are going well and everything’s looking pretty good so far. I would say the only potential downfall of Kellie’s is that she has the attention of span of a goldfish. Seriously! I say two words and her head is staring out the window, like, “Oooh! Shiny car!” I keep teasing her about that, but we’re having a great time. – Read more at TV Guide
Jacoby Jones discusses Week 1 on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ – Q: They showed a great clip during the show of you dancing with your mom: How did she think you did on your first dance Monday? My mom is my #1 fan and my greatest critic. She thinks I did a great job considering the short time I had to practice, which was only one week. She did say that due to my height and the intensity of the moves I need to improve on my posture in order to execute with more precision. – Read more at LA Times