Idol Headlines for 4/16/13 – The Evening Edition

R&B Songstress Fantasia to Headline Pride Festival – This year’s 30th Annual Pride event will feature R&B songstress and American Idol winner Fantasia as its musical headliner.Fantasia will appear on the main stage on Saturday night, May 18. She will follow performances by Julian and the Krush and Diana King. Sunday’s main stage will host a variety of American Idol and The Voice finalists. Rounding out the Idolists are David Hernandez, Kimberly Caldwell, and Paris Bennett. The Voice finalists will feature Frenchie Davis, Beverly McClellan, and Jamar Rogers. – Read more at IBpost

Smash Is Now Losing to the Oprah Winfrey Network – This is what it’s come to for NBC’s Smash: The once-promising series is now doing worse than … Iyanla, Fix My Life. According to final Nielsen ratings data released this morning, Saturday’s Smash averaged a mere 0.4 rating in the crucial demo of adults under 50, while on the same night, over at Oprah Winfrey’s OWN, the season premiere of Iyanla (with featured guest DMX!) averaged a 0.6 rating. – Read more at Vulture

American Idol’s Kree Harrison talks Kristofferson cover, all-female top 5, more – “Kris Kristofferson” and “American Idol” aren’t two phrases you typically find in the same sentence – at least not until last week, when Nashville-based contestant Kree Harrison performed the country great’s “Help Me Make It Through the Night” as her pick for a song she wished she’d written. Harrison told the Tennessean Kristofferson is “one of my biggest influences,” and the song let her show the “Idol” audience another side of her. “I’ve sang Aretha and a lot of these songs that have been more about showing off, rather than having that singer-songwriter moment,” she says. – Read more at

Arbos says stutter didn’t get him votes on ‘Idol’ – “I think that I had really good songs. I had bad songs, but I had really good ones (too) and when I messed up, they stopped voting for me,” he said in an interview Monday. He went on to say that if he didn’t stutter, he thinks he would have lasted longer on the show.GOD Lazaro is deluded – Read more at Denver Post

Two ‘Idols,’ one goal: a long career in music – Allen, who famously beat out runner-up Adam Lambert, will become a father in July. And once his wrist recovers from a car accident he was involved in on New Year’s Day, he will begin working on his next album — regardless, he says, of whether he has signed with a new label by then. As for DeWyze, a paint store employee from Mount Prospect before ‘Idol,’ he got married to model and actress Jonna Walsh in July and signed with Vanguard Records in January. DeWyze expects to release his next album this year and recently released the single “Silver Lining.” – Read more at Chicago Tribune

Adam Lambert: LAX Arrival After Miami Beach Gay Pride! – Adam Lambert is all smiles as he arrives at LAX Airport on Monday (April 15) in Los Angeles. The 31-year-old entertainer made his way through the terminal after his flight from Miami where he performed at the 2013 Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade and Festival. – See the photos at Just Jared

Kellie Pickler Thrives on Dancing With the Stars – “I think my Grandpa Ken is more excited than anybody because it’s his favorite show,” Pickler tells CMT Hot 20 Countdown segment producer Tim Hardiman. “When he heard that I was asked to do it again, he said that if I didn’t do it, then I wasn’t his favorite granddaughter. And I’m his only grandchild, so he’s stuck with me. He has to like me. I can’t let Grandpa Ken down.” The upbeat singer is teamed with dance partner Derek Hough this season, and she has already earned raves for her dancing skills. She’s shy about her own natural talent, though. – Read more at CMT

‘DWTS’ Week 5 Backstage: Karina Smirnoff Talks Boston, Dancing With Maks, and Her Leap of Faith With Jacoby – So what was it like for Karina to team up with her ex for two ultra-important dances? “When I was first told that would be the situation, I was like, ‘Ha! Interesting.’ I was wondering if it was going to be a little awkward or weird,” she said. “We started rehearsing, [and] it was such a long time ago that we had our situation. … It was good. I actually enjoyed it really well.” – Read more at

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