Idol Headlines for 3/25/15

American Idol 14 Top 10 Redux Performances – It’s 80’s week. Check out the song choices. TWO singers are eliminated tonight. 8/7c PM on FOX. Survivor continues on CBS 8/7c PM. The Nashville On The Record 2 music special, featuring Reba McEntire on ABC 10/9c PM.

Jacksonville’s Tyanna Jones takes criticism from ‘American Idol’ judges to heart – Wednesday night’s episode will determine the show’s Top 9 finalists. Jones said she had taken the mixed response from judges last week to heart, and would use their comments to “help me grow.” “I agree with what they were saying,” she said in a telephone interview from Los Angeles on Tuesday. “Obviously, I was a little shaky. “But I wouldn’t want to dwell on something like that, but just learn from it. It could have been much worse.” – Read more at

Interview: Kelly Clarkson Loves Country But ‘Will Always Make Pop Records’ – A little more than two years later, she returns with Piece By Piece, and songs for the dumped are not “top of mind” for her these days. She’s happily married, is a very proud mom, and is stepmom to her husband’s two children from a prior relationship. No longer the jilted girl, today she’s a family woman. Everyone’s happy to see her be happy; but how would that affect her music? Even she wondered about that a bit. “I thought I wouldn’t be as exciting, I guess,” she tells “But it’s gone the opposite way: I feel far more passionate and open and vulnerable and willing to do more things.” – More at

Jordin Sparks Exclusive: ‘I’m Not a Kid Anymore’ – “I was 17 when I was on Idol. I just turned 25,” she told Yahoo Music during a recent on-camera interview. “I’m not a kid anymore. I’m coming into my womanhood. I’m coming into my own.” Although Sparks dropped the S-bomb and sang about Derulo’s birthday suit on her ex-boyfriend’s song “Vertigo,” her fans were surprised to hear her get even edgier on a remix of Drake’s “How Bout Now” that appears on her #ByeFelicia mixtape released in December. There, she disses Derulo as she sings, “You don’t really f—- with me way back when, boy, how about now?/’Cause I’m up right now/And you suck right now.” – Watch the Video at Yahoo Music

21st Century Fox Partners with Give a Note Foundation to Honor ‘Glee’ Finale by Supporting School Music Programs – NEW YORK, N.Y., Mar. 24 /CSRwire/ – 21st Century Fox and the Give a Note Foundation today announced the establishment of the 21st Century Fox Give a Note Grants, which will support up to 20 under-funded music education programs at schools across the United States. The partnership commemorates the finale of the groundbreaking musical TV series GLEE, which has sparked renewed interest and participation in school arts programs throughout the country. – Read more at

‘American Idol’: Boy George to Mentor on ’80s Night – “I’ve had a heart warming time working with the kids from Idol,” Boy George tells Billboard. “It’s always great to be able to share you’re experiences with such talented artists starting out on their journey. There’s nothing more gratifying for me than to be able to help, advise and share, and this fantastic show allows that to happen.” – Billboard

‘American Idol’ Contestant Joey Cook on Being Compared to Sia – “I love her,” she tells On Air with Ryan Seacrest. “I think she’s amazing as a person and I respect her not wanting to be seen when she sings because it is really vulnerable doing what we do.” In fact, Joey loves Sia so much she also tells us she wants to sing “Chandelier” at some point this season! – Read more at Ryan

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Clay Aiken on Donald Trump’s Run for President: “He’s Got Less of a Chance Than I Did” – Aiken, who last appeared on the show in season-five, singing a duet of “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” with a super fan on the 2006 finale, told The Hollywood Reporter he hasn’t watched the Fox singing competition in nearly as long. “I haven’t seen that show in ten years,” said Aiken on March 24, following a screening of his new docuseries, The Runner-Up, which premieres on the Esquire Network April 7. Aiken’s forthcoming show takes a compelling look inside his 2014 campaign for Congress in North Carolina. – Read more at THR

Empire Costars Trai Byers and Grace Gealey Are Dating: Details! – Cookie won’t like this! Empire costars Trai Byers and Grace Gealey are making sweet, sweet music off camera, sources confirm exclusively to Us Weekly. The costars have been dating since first meeting on the breakout FOX series. “They started seeing each other during the shooting of the show. There was an instant attraction, people working on the show are aware about it,” an insider tells Us. “When they all hang out together they’ll cuddle and give a kiss, but it’s nothing obscene.” – US Magazine


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