Idol Headlines for 4/17/13

American Idol Top 6 perform tonight on FOX 8/7c. Survivor Carmoan airs on CBS at 8/7c. After, watch Nashville on NBC 10/9c.

From David Cook: Some hi-tech sound recording from last week’s session. Enjoy responsibly. – Watch Here.

Steven Tyler Wishes He Was Back on “American Idol” with Randy…and Nicki Minaj? – After two years as a judge on American Idol, Steven Tyler returned to his first love, Aerosmith. But he admits that he wishes he was still part of the panel on the Fox show…and that Nicki Minaj was there with him. Speaking to Australia’s FasterLouder, Steven says of Idol, “I miss it. I miss J-Lo and Randy. It was a hoot.” He added, “Two years was beautiful. J-Lo loved it, I loved it, Randy was great, especially sitting next to J-Lo every night, being close to that fire. She’s beautiful. I do miss it. I wish it was Randy, me and Nicki Minaj. It would’ve been a hoot.” – Read more at ABC News Radio

‘American Idol’ Alum Allison Iraheta: ‘I Was Done with Singing’ and ‘In a Sad Place’ – “I was done with singing,” the 20-year-old Glendale, Calif. native tells The Hollywood Reporter when asked about coping with being dropped from Jive Records. “I was in a very sad place musically with my career. I didn’t feel anything was happening. I didn’t feel anything was going to happen. I was thinking maybe this just isn’t for me. It was really hard, because emotionally I couldn’t handle it anymore. And since I was really young and didn’t know who I was, it makes sense to me now.” – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

Idol Meter: Contender or underdog? Angie might be both – This year’s American Idol could actually be all about singing. The first-ever all-girl top five got there — despite the voters’ longstanding bias toward male performers — because they sang better than the five drab guys. Now that Candice and Kree have clearly established themselves as the best of the best (Candice set the Idol Meter season record last week), let’s look at the singers who make up this week’s three-underdog night (Fox, Wednesday and Thursday, 8 p.m. ET/PT). – Read more at USA Today

Who Will Win American Idol? – Now the competition on American Idol can really begin. With everyone from Nigel Lythgoe to the judges acknowledging that the winner of American Idol’s 12th season will be a girl, and with the field now narrowed to five ladies, it’s time for viewers to start sitting up and paying attention. Here, we break down the field of competition — from least likely to win to most. – Read more at TV Guide

Exclusive: ‘American Idol’ Fan Fave Charlie Askew Finally Speaks – Charlie Askew was an early fan favorite (and my personal favorite) on “American Idol” this season, quickly amassing a devoted fanbase of Awkward Turtles with his quirky charm, theatrical performances, and weirdness-glorifying ethos. – Watch the Video at Yahoo Music

Phillip Phillips visits AASU

Lee DeWyze boasts new album, new label and a return to Viper Alley – Buoyed by a new single, a new label and a new album due out later this summer, Lee DeWyze can’t help but hum with positivity. The Mount Prospect native and Season 9 “American Idol” winner is in town Friday, April 19, for a sort of homecoming show at Lincolnshire’s Viper Alley. – Read more on the Daily Herald

‘Jekyll’ star Constantine Maroulis always knew he wanted to be onstage – “I think every actor would want a challenge like this,” Maroulis said. “A show that’s had a bit of a stigma like this, but is also a mountain to climb physically and emotionally.”
With a score by Frank Wildhorn, a book by Leslie Bricusse and lyrics by the two of them, with Steve Cuden, the show has the potential to flaunt a singing actor’s strengths. As the mild-mannered Dr. Jekyll changes into the animalistic, murderous Hyde, Maroulis gets showstopper songs such as “This Is the Moment.” – Read more at

Phil Stacey Tour in Europe 2013! – I’m excited to join Club Beyond this fall for the entire month of October in Europe! Club Beyond is a Ministry that reaches out to Military Youth and provides Speakers and Entertainers to different Military Base High Schools who will encourage and challenge their students. I’ll be the guest artist this year! Throughout the month of October, my drummer Ashton Cone and I will be driving across Eastern and Southern Europe playing 2 or 3 concerts every day for military students and families! It’s a wonderful opportunity and I’m excited to join this amazing team! – Read more at

‘The Voice’: Behind the scenes of the battle rounds – Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes during the taping of a reality show like “The Voice”? Well, you’re in luck. Zap2It was on the scene for night two of the NBC hit’s battle rounds, and we’ve got the six things you’d never guess was going on when the cameras stopped rolling. – Read more at Zap2it

NBC looks to younger ‘Voice’ to save its ratings – NBC is having a good TV season, as long as its ratings-engorged reality series “The Voice” is on its schedule. When “The Voice” is not on its schedule — not so much. What’s a network to do? Enter “The Voice Kids.” – Read more at Washington Post

Police chase ends with ‘X-Factor’ hopeful jailed – SLIDELL, La. (AP) — Police in Louisiana say a chase after a stolen Pontiac Grand Prix ended with a forced spin-out and the arrest of a man who said he took the car because he had to get home and to a second audition for the Fox reality show “The X Factor.” Detective Daniel Seuzeneau (SOO-zuh-noh) says 20-year-old Orrion Wilson, of Jacksonville, Fla., was in the Slidell jail Tuesday, awaiting transfer to another jail and a bond hearing. The chase was Monday night, one day after open auditions for the singing contest in New Orleans. Slidell is across Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans. – Read more at Associated Press

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