Idol Headlines for 3/30/13

Jessica Sanchez and Jordin Sparks to Take Part in Annual White House Easter Egg Roll – This week’s final announcement details the program, activities, and talent line-up for the 2013 White House Easter Egg Roll, a tradition in its 135th year and the largest annual public event at the White House. The Easter Egg Roll will take place Monday, April 1st, on the South Lawn of the White House and is focused on promoting health and wellness with the theme, “Be Healthy, Be Active, Be You!” The event will feature live music, sports courts, cooking stations, storytelling and, of course, Easter egg rolling. The entire Easter Egg Roll event, including all of the headliner music acts and Storytime Stage readers, will be broadcast live on Jordin Sparks, Austin Mahone, Coco Jones, Sesame Street, and The Wanted will perform on the Rockin’ Egg Roll Stage. Jessica Sanchez will sing the National Anthem. – Read more at

‘American Idol’ Creator Simon Fuller Settles Lawsuit With Fox Over ‘X Factor’ – “American Idol” creator Simon Fuller has made nice with the show’s network Fox, after suing Fox over credit and fees from its other singing competition, “The X Factor.” Fuller has settled a lawsuit he filed against Fox Broadcasting Company and “Idol” production company Fremantle, an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap. – Read more at The Wrap

Paul Jolley – Color Run – Nashville

Paul Jolley ran in the Color Run in Nashville this morning.

Devin Velez: ‘We all know Nicki wants a girl to win’ – It’s a girl’s year on American Idol — and the guys know it. “We all know that Nicki [Minaj] wants a girl to win — it’s okay,” says Devin Velez, the singer most recently ousted from the show. “But we have our own opinions about Nicki, too. It goes both ways.” (On Monday, the Idol judge said a guy had no chance of winning his year and named Ange Miller, Kree Harrison and Candice Glover as the competition’s front-runners.) – Read more at USAToday

‘American Idol’: Devin Velez’s Last Words (Video)

Hollywood Reporter

American Idol, The Day After: Top 8 Results Dish with Brooke White

Kree Harrison Talks Aretha Franklin Performance,

Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo Talks Collaboration

Jennifer Hudson on upcoming album: “I’m being able to show myself as a true artist” – The Grammy-winning singer recently entered the studio to start work on her third studio album, the follow-up to 2011’s “I Remember Me.” The “Dream Girls” star told that she’s really excited about the upcoming release, due out by the end of the year, saying, “I’m getting to be more creative. I’m even sitting the in the producer’s chair. I’m creating the Jennifer Hudson sound. And I feel like I’m being able to show myself as a true artist more so than a vocalist.” – Read more at

‘Voice’ Folkies Midas Whale Talk Rock Operas, ‘Idol’ Origins, and Being “Baked” – YAHOO! MUSIC: So would you say you are more “baked” now that you were on “Idol,” Jon? JON: I am so baked right now! [laughs] I would say that when I was on “Idol,” I most certainly wasn’t ready for the experience that came to me. I hadn’t really thought much about being in the music business. I hadn’t done much preparation for it, and I didn’t really know what I was getting into. And I hesitate to say some of these things, because I don’t want in any way to sound ungrateful. But I will say a lot of things came fast and furious that I wasn’t really necessarily prepared for, nor did I truly really appreciate them when they came along. And I think working at my craft for the last 10 years has given me a different perspective, obviously, than I had back then. –

Dancing’s Derek Hough: I’m Really Impressed By Kellie – We have the jive next. It’s a hard dance. It’s a lot different from the jazz, which definitely played to Kellie’s strengths. The jive is so fast and the technique in it is so difficult. There are a lot of different elements. This is the first week where the pressure’s really on since we only have five days to do a routine going forward. It’s tough because the jive is so fast, so that means more steps. There’s more choreography within that minute and 15 seconds. You could do six steps in one second in the jive, whereas in the rumba, you probably do, like, two steps in five seconds. – Read more at TV Guide

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