Idol Headlines for 3/27/13

American Idol sing the songs of Motown. Smokey Robinson mentors 8/7cpm.  Survivor Carmoan airs on CBS at 8/7c. And Nashville returns tonight at 10/9c pm on ABC.

Judith Hill Reveals Why She Picked Team Adam On The Voice – LOS ANGELES, Calif. — ‘The Voice’s’ Judith Hill stops by Access Hollywood Live on March 26, 2013Caption Judith Hill emerged as “The Voice’s” possible one to beat after wowing all four coaches on the season premiere of the hit NBC reality competition series. The singer, who impressed Adam Levine, Usher, Shakira and Blake Shelton with her rendition of Christina Aguilera’s “What a Girl Wants,” stopped by Access Hollywood Live on Tuesday to dish about why she picked the Maroon 5 frontman to be her coach. ”[We will be] an interesting collaboration with his pop/rock background and my soul background,” Judith told Kit Hoover and guest co-host Holly Robinson Peete. – Read more at Access Hollywood

Narrowing the ‘American Idol’ field – Tonight on American Idol, eight remaining finalists will sing the songs of the Motor City. Honestly, though, the field’s already much narrower.
As one of this week’s Idol promos quoted from an earlier Idol Chatter post, “this season’s crop of Idol finalists is one of the strongest groups ever” — in terms of pure vocal talent, that is. (Has there ever been a singer as gifted as Curtis Finch Jr. eliminated in the 10 spot?) Unfortunately, only about three of them know what they’re doing when it comes to picking material. And one of those singers will win. The judges know it, too. – Read more at USA Today

‘American Idol’ Phillip Phillips on fame, touring with John Mayer – “Going with the flow” may not be standard career advice, but it has served Georgia native Phillip Phillips well. Ahead of his Friday, March 29, concert at NMSU’s Pan American Center, the “American Idol” winner chats with What’s Up about how he fell into music, the reality show he never watched (spoiler: he’s seen it now!), and which rock star gives the best relationship advice. – Read more at ElpasoInc

Crystal Bowersox to Play Patsy Cline on Broadway – Crystal Bowersox, the runner-up on the 2010 edition of “American Idol,” will play Patsy Cline on Broadway this summer in a new production of the musical “Always … Patsy Cline,” a tribute show featuring classic songs performed by the country singer like “Crazy,” “Walkin’ After Midnight” and “I Fall to Pieces,” the producers announced on Tuesday. The two-character show, written by Ted Swindley, brings Cline to life through the eyes of a friend and devoted fan; she will be played by the actress Annette O’Toole, who starred as Clark Kent’s mother, Martha, on the television series “Smallville” and shared an Academy Award nomination for best song for the 2003 movie “A Mighty Wind.” – Read more at NYTimes

Taylor Hicks back in Birmingham this weekend, singing at Saw’s Juke Joint, Croonin’ for Critters (photos, video) – “It’ll be nice to be in Birmingham for a couple of days,” Hicks says during a phone interview. “I’ll take a pause for a great cause, play some blues and eat some barbecue. I’ll visit friends and family, take some time off to recharge the batteries.” We can’t tell you everything that Hicks, 36, has in mind for his vacation — “I’ll probably disappear,” he says — but we do know that he’s not an official contestant at Croonin’ for Critters. Local notables, including attorneys such as Tommy Spina, will sing for a panel of judges and collect votes, in the form of $1 donations, from audience members. Hicks is set to perform, but he won’t be competing for votes. – Read more at

Hunter Hayes is a Fan of American Idol and Keith Urban as a Judge – Add Hunter Hayes to the list of country singers who is excited that Keith Urban is representing our format on American Idol. Having spent some time around Keith, Hunter says, “He’s got such great instincts and he’s such a wise soul. Every time I’ve hung out with him I just love chatting with him just about anything because I love his perspectives on everything. And I love how that’s gonna kind of shine now. He gets to sort of guide and to advise.” – Read more at The Country Vibe News

Randy Jackson Dubs This Season of ‘Idol’ a Girls Season – American Idol judge Randy Jackson phoned in to “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” to talk how the girls are dominating this season and why Lazaro is so compelling. Randy admits: “Dude, I’m telling you the girls are killing it week in and week out.” Adding, “if a girl doesn’t win this year I don’t know when a girl is going to win.” – Listen at Ryan

Live Twitter Chat With the Cast of ABC’s ‘Nashville’ During an All-New Episode, Wednesday March 27 – Fans of ABC’s favorite drama “Nashville” will be able to submit questions and receive real-time responses on Twitter from the cast of “Nashville” and guest star Katie Couric during the east coast broadcast of the show, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT). Use hashtag #AskNashville to join the conversation. – Read more at Zap2it

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