Idol Headlines for 3/25/13

The Voice premieres tonight at 8/7c PM on ABC. RuPaul’s Drag Race airs at 9/8c on LOGO

Kree Harrison tweeted, “Had such a good time today at the Ford shoot! #ingoodcompany now ready to have idol-family-dinner. Hope u Kreepers r enjoyin your Sunday!”

Crystal Bowersox will perform on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. 11:35/10:35c NBC.

‘The Voice’: Ratings, Talent … But Where Are the Breakout Stars? – When NBC’s singing competition “The Voice” returns for its fourth cycle on Monday, it will no doubt deliver plenty of talented hopefuls. And if history is any indication, it will deliver a welcome ratings boost for the network. But will it deliver any breakout stars? “The Voice” has been an unqualified success right from its April 2011 premiere, besting popular veteran series “Dancing With the Stars” and “Glee.” In 2011-12, it even came close to tying “American Idol” for the most popular non-sports show on TV. As a launching pad to stardom for its contestants, though, it hasn’t fared as well. (Interesting piece, but never mentions the infrastructure Idol has in place to launch its stars. If Mark Burnett was signing the singers to his own label, the outcome might be different) – Read more at The Wrap

‘The Voice’: 7 Things to Know About Season 4 – Season four of The Voice will welcome two new coaches to the spinning red chairs. Shakira and Usher will be taking the places of Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green, and that’s not the only big change coming to NBC’s hit reality show. Season four also will feature a baby-to-be. After Shakira joined the show, she announced that she was pregnant with her first child, so while taping the blind auditions and the battle rounds, the Colombian singer was very much pregnant. She’s since had her child, but it’s very clear that her maternal instincts will be in play throughout the season. – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

Idology: Why Lazaro’s Got to Go! Plus: Angie’s Theatrical Problem and The Rise of Janelle!

Read more at TV Line

‘American Idol’ Alum Crystal Bowersox Talks New Album, Broadway Role: ‘Life Is Good’ – She also credits the show with more than just a career, but a friend for life: fellow season nine-er, Didi Benami. Says Bowersox: “Didi is my girl. We are best buds. Any time I am in Los Angeles, I see her. She was a bridesmaid at my wedding and she’s one of my best friends,” she said, “She is a funny girl. I don’t have too many girly-girlfriends, and she is super feminine, and always helps me out. She has tried to give me makeovers. She’s great.” She is also proud of her fellow season nine compatriots, including winner Lee DeWyze, Siobhan Magnus and Casey James. “Lee is in a much better place than he ever has been. I haven’t talked to him too much, but I wished him a Happy New Year, and he’s married now and I always wish him well,” she said. “Siobhan has great taste in music, and she knows her wheelhouse,” she said of Magnus’ new ‘90s supergroup, Doubtful Guest. “Casey is opening for Taylor Swift! There will be a song about him, I’m sure.” – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

Crystal Bowersox has ‘All That’ and more – “Rejection sucks, no matter what,” says the singer-songwriter, who had released her debut album, Farmer’s Daughter, for Jive in 2010. But she soon signed to the independent Shanachie Entertainment, which had released Idol’s second-season winner Ruben Studdard’s Letters From Birmingham in 2012. Things got even easier when the time came to record the album that became All That for This. Bowersox and husband Brian Walker had moved to Portland, Ore., after visiting the city in 2011 for their one-year anniversary. “We were sold,” says Bowersox, who likes the city’s lifestyle. “Everyone is conscious of environmental issues. The city composts. I’ve never been to another city that has a composting program.” – Read more at USA Today

Keith Urban promises new music on ‘Light the Fuse’ tour – Urban hasn’t release a new album since 2010’s Get Closer, and he says the reason the new album is taking so long is that he’s working with multiple producers. “It’s taking a long time, mostly because I’m working with people I’ve never worked with before,” he says. “Most of the length of time on this record has been, simply, people’s schedules, and not just my own. When you work with one producer, you can block out your time and your album’s finished. Working with various people, I’ve been at the mercy of [lining up] everybody else’s schedules and mine.” Urban says he’s tracked about 16 songs so far, with more to come. – Read more at USA Today

Blake Shelton raises his voice with ‘True Story’ – It’s a good time to be Blake Shelton. As he kicks back on a couch in a side room of his management company’s Nashville complex, his sleeves rolled up and a big grin on his face, the lean country singer looks downright content. “Damn right, I’m content,” says Shelton, who’s also a mentor on The Voice. “I’m the luckiest guy in the world right now.” He’s one of the busiest, too. The Voice is starting its fourth season (NBC, Monday, 8 p.m. ET/PT), and Shelton releases his new album, Based on a True Story…, Tuesday. Already the Country Music Association’s entertainer of the year, he’s up for the same honor at next month’s Academy of Country Music Awards, a show he’ll co-host for the third year. – Read more at USA Today

Simon Cowell: I’ll be back for next series of X Factor – Simon Cowell has said he will have a more hands-on role on The X Factor as he considers it to be his “baby”. The star quit the panel to work on his US version of the show and has not been a judge for the past two years, but in an interview with Hello! magazine, he promised he would be coming back. Last year’s series – won by James Arthur – saw a massive slump in viewers, and programme bosses have been looking at ways to rekindle the audience’s interest in the show. – Read more at The Guardian

‘Dancing With the Stars’: Zendaya, Jacoby Jones Are Early Standouts – Season 16 of “Dancing With the Stars” premiered Monday, and it looks as though Disney star Zendaya Coleman and NFL player Jacoby Jones are the early ones to watch. Coleman, who goes by just her first name, Zendaya, goes into tonight’s episode at the head of the pack. Her contemporary routine with partner Val Chmerkovskiy last week had judges raving, earning her 24 out of a possible 30 points. At 16, she’s the youngest competitor ever on the program. – Read more at ABC News

Dancing’s Cheryl Burke: D.L. Hughley Was “Humiliated” By Our Score – Cheryl Burke found one thing to be positive about after she and D.L. Hughley received a dismal score of 12 on last week’s Dancing with the Stars premiere: There was no elimination. “Otherwise it would’ve been pretty obvious who was going home!” she tells “That would’ve been a really boring results show.” The pair will get a shot to redeem themselves Monday (8/7c, ABC) with their quickstep, on which Burke says Hughley is “working really, really hard.” So what went wrong with their cha-cha? And what does she think about that 12? Keep reading to find out. – Read more at TV Guide

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