American Idol Season 5 alum, Kevin Covais, will appear on tonight’s Raising Hope finale on FOX at 9/7c pm. He tweeted, “Watch me sing and pretend to be Jewish on a new musical episode of
#RaisingHope tonight at 9PM on FOX!”
Another contestant goes home on tonight’s American Idol results show. Katharine McPhee, Colton Dixon and Keith Urban perform.
Phillip Phillips to release debut UK single – Phillip Phillips is to release his first ever UK single on 3rd June when he releases Home. The season 11 American Idol winner released Home as his winner’s song in the US and it’s gone on to sell over 4 million copies. The track is taken from Phillip’s debut album The World From The Side Of The Moon which will be released on 10th June. – Read more at Entertainment Focus
Kelly Clarkson, Carly Rae Jepsen and Cirque du Soleil at Stadium of Fire 2013! – Provo, Utah – March 28, 2013 – America’s Freedom Festival at Provo is thrilled to announce that GRAMMY-winning pop and rock star Kelly Clarkson will officially headline Stadium of Fire 2013, sponsored by Seven Peaks, on Thursday, July 4th at Brigham Young University’s LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah. Singer-songwriting sensation Carly Ray Jepsen and acrobats from Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas will also perform at the event. – Read more at Freedom Festival
‘Idol’ Ford music videos getting a makeover – For years, the Idol finalists have made a weekly music video featuring new Ford cars. This year, though, Ford’s changing the segment. Starting tonight, the Ford video will feature each week’s finalists completing assigned challenges. Think of it as a weekly scavenger hunt, but one that might incorporate philanthropic, music or fashion elements. Some special guests might even get involved down the line. “It’s all intended to take the eight finalists and play up their personalities a little more,” says Ford car communications manager Dan Mazei. – Read more at USA Today
‘American Idol’ Alum Jon Peter Lewis Advances on ‘The Voice’; Hails Show’s ‘Nurturing’ Nature – “What I love about The Voice is it’s a great place for artists. I was very impressed with how much time they spent with us before the audition and keep getting us ready. I also love that you don’t have to worry about being in front of somebody and having somebody ridicule you in front of the entire country,” he said. “There is nothing about The Voice that is insulting to the people on stage. It’s a nurturing environment for talent. And I think that’s nice. Nobody is going to be mean, and there is a nice repertoire among the coaches on stage. They are having a good time with each other.” Another first for Hayes, who said he doesn’t watch reality television and in fact kind of “despises” it: he was pleasantly surprised by the show’s warm vibe. Said Hayes: “The production team made it clear from day one that they weren’t going to tolerate any backbiting or any of that competitive, but negative behavior. From the beginning, there were people who were sent home because they had this terrible nature to quarrel. – Read more at the Hollywood Reporter
‘American Idol’ interviews: Burnell Taylor, Devin Velez and Lazaro Arbos respond to Motown week criticism – Burnell expressed his opinion that the guys could have improved with more work. “I honestly feel like we did our best, even though we slacked a little bit,” he said. “I know now that we need to work hard. And if my brothers need an extra push, I’ll help them and guide them and say, ‘Look. We’re the three guys that are left. You know, they’ve got five girls that’s left. So we need to make sure that we are on top of the game so that we can stay.'” When asked about his own comments on the stage, Burnell pointed to disappointment as the trigger. “When we didn’t do what I feel like we should have done, I was extremely disappointed,” he explained. “Even though we were in a group, as individuals, it made all of us look bad. So that was my whole message. It wasn’t throwing anybody under the bus, because I love them.” – Read more at Zap2it
Lazaro Arbos Responds to Forgetting the Lyrics
Candice Glover Cried Before Her Top 8 Performance!
American Idol: Angie Miller Talks Poor Reaction To Her Performance
‘Voice’ Frontrunner Judith Hill Talks Michael Jackson Past & Usher’s Memory Lapse – Speaking to Yahoo! Music’s Reality Rocks, Judith says she and Usher did briefly interact backstage at the memorial–but she doesn’t seem too surprised, or insulted, that Usher doesn’t remember her four years later. “The night before the rehearsal, which was a very sobering rehearsal, kind of teary-eyed, I just kind of passed by him and gave him a respectful head-nod,” she recalls. “And he gave me a head-nod back, but that was really the extent of our communication. So I wasn’t sure if he was going to recognize me when his chair turned. And he didn’t–so that was interesting, you know?” – Read more at Yahoo.com
Backstage at American Idol: Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey Ribbed for “Rocking the Same Color” Dress – Backstage after the show, Miller admitted the criticism stung. “The most hurtful comment was that I wasn’t being me, because I was,” Miller said. “I would never go onstage not being me.” Maybe Minaj took Jimmy Iovine’s advice to heart? After all, just last week, he scolded the judges for being too “complimentary across the board.” Or maybe it was something else? “She was probably upset that she was on time,” cracked Devin Velez, before making a reference to the headline-grabbing tension between Minaj and birthday girl Carey. “Maybe she was a little upset that they were rocking the same color [dress] tonight.” – Read more at EOnline
Paul Jolley FOX Nashville Interview
Katharine McPhee Chops Off Her Hair – Is this her way of saying sayonara to Smash? Amid cancellation rumors, the show’s star Katharine McPhee stepped out with a dramatically different do from the long, glossy curls she wears to play Karen. She’d gone a little shorter last week, but it appears she was ready for a major chop. McPhee debuted a piece-y chin-length cut with ombré tips and face-framing highlights. Where her old do was very movie-star glamorous, the new look is more “L.A. hipster. – Read more at People
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