Idol Headlines for 4/02/13

Tonight, Part 4 of The Voice blind auditions airs at 8/7.  At 10/9c, it’s the last Tuesday night edition of Smash. It moves to Saturdays at 9/8c this weekend. Both air on NBC.

Devin Velez sits in with the Rickey Minor and the band on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. 11:35/10:35c NBC

Jessica Sanchez Reveals Details on Her ‘Glee’ Role – Jessica, who has never acted before shared she’s been taking acting classes, and revealed her character is “some legendary diva singer that’s [actually] really, I guess, sweet inside from the rival school so I can’t wait to play that.” Adding, “it’s going to be so much fun.” Via Ryan (By the way…it’s time to keep your eyes peeled for Jessica on the Glee set. Production on the last two episodes are set to begin soon…)

Jewel Partners with ACM Lifting Lives for ACM Awards Performance – Jewel has been named as a performer during the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music awards, in partnership with ACM Lifting Lives to help raise awareness for ConAgra Foods’ Child Hunger Ends Here campaign. Jewel will perform a live mash-up of her hit “Hands” combined with “Fill a Heart,” an original song written by singer-songwriter Tori Kelly. Kelly, who wrote “Fill A Heart” for the Child Hunger Ends Here campaign to bring the story of hunger to life, will introduce Jewel’s performance to the audience. – Read more at Music Row

Tori Kelly was eliminated from American Idol right before the Top 24. Here’s the song.

Sparks-ing interest! Fashionable Jordin draws attention in bright yellow top and skinny jeans as she heads to White House Easter Egg Roll – It is hard to steal attention away from the President at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. But Jordin Sparks will have surely did that after she was spotted in a flattering ensemble on her way to the event in Washington on Sunday. The American Idol winner looked in high spirits as she waited for her transport, even throwing in a few impromptu dance moves as she entertained passersby on the streets of Washington DC. – Read more at Daily Mail

Boots and Hearts Music Festival Adds Fourth Night, Performers – Republic Live, organizers of the Boots and Hearts Music Festival, recently announced that not only have they confirmed that Emerson Drive, X-Factor Season 2 winner Tate Stevens, David Nail, Tebey and Tim Hicks are all performing at this year’s festival, but that a fourth night of festivities has been added. A Thursday night kick off party will be hosted by the festival’s official cerveza partner, Corona Extra. – Read more at Music Row

‘X Factor’ Star Josh Krajcik Gives ‘Lovely’ Performance at Yahoo! – Josh Krajcik, the beloved burrito chef and runner-up of “The X Factor USA’s” first season, teased fans late last year with a self-titled EP and a live performance on “The X Factor” Season 2. But now he has finally released his first full-length album since competing on the show, Blindly, Lonely, Lovely, out this week via BMG. The album certainly isn’t typical reality TV fare–but that’s just perfect, since Josh was never a typical contestant to begin with. Blindly, Lonely, Lovely is a nuanced, soulful, quietly sophisticated singer-songwriter masterwork, evoking artists like David Gray, Van Morrison, and Procol Harum, and it features collaborations from credible heavyweights like Eg White (Adele, Florence + The Machine, Kris Allen, Alex Clare) and Chris Seefried (Fitz & The Tantrums, Haley Reinhart, Gemma Hayes). And it has been worth the wait. Watch at Yahoo Music

‘X Factor’s’ Josh Krajcik on New Album, One Direction and Why Losing Was a ‘Relief’ – Looking back on the inaugural season of X Factor, Josh Krajcik says he sensed right away that he wasn’t the typical TV singing competition contestant. “I didn’t really fit in,” reflects the Wooster, Ohio native. “A lot of people were like, ‘Why is he on a show like this?’ I think it kind of helped me in a way. I have a lot of fans who say they never watched those shows before, but tell me, ‘You are the reason I watched.'” – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

Omarosa Discusses Getting Fired On Celebrity Apprentice: Was She Surprised?

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