Idol Headlines for 5/10/13

Newest ‘American Idol’ to perform national anthem for Memorial Day concert at US Capitol – WASHINGTON — The winner of “American Idol” next week will perform the national anthem for the National Memorial Day Concert on the Capitol lawn in Washington. Organizers are announcing plans Thursday for the Memorial Day festivities. Actors Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise will host the program again this year. The concert will be televised May 26 on PBS. This year’s winner to be chosen May 16 will perform the national anthem and will return on July 4 to perform for Independence Day. – Read more at The Washington Post

American Idol Finalists Talk Thursday’s Shocking Results, Randy Jackson’s Departure -“I bought suitcases!” Harrison revealed to reporters. “At some point I thought I was going to go home and I really thought tonight was it. I just can’t even believe it, I feel so thankful that people believe in me enough to give me the opportunity to sing again. Now I’m one step closer to making a record and that is crazy!” – Read more at TV Guide

American Idol Backstage Scoop: Randy Jackson Asked to Rethink His Exit – Candice Glover, who made the finale cut after unsuccessfully auditioning for Idol twice before, told us she felt honored to be a part of Randy Jackson’s final season as a judge. “Randy’s been here all the times that I was here, so he saw me grow and become an artist, not just a singer,” she said. “I admire him and always look forward to his opinion, so I definitely don’t think any season is ever gonna be the same without ‘in it to win it’ or ‘yo, dawg.’ – Read more at EOnline

‘American Idol’ eliminated contestant: ‘This is only the start’ – “I did feel kind of confident that I was going to make it into the finale, I’m not going to lie,” Angie Miller said, after learning that she was last contestant to be eliminated before American Idol’s season 12 finals. The 18-year-old Massachusetts native got a bit emotional during her final song, but was joined onstage by her family for support. And what heartfelt words did they offer her up there in front of millions? “My brother goes, ‘well, I guess I’m not shaving till you win a Grammy’,” Miller said with a laugh. “I’m not disappointed. I know this is only the start,” Miller said. “It was a little shocking, but it was a good kind of shocking. It’s bitter and sweet.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

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Angie Miller on her ‘American Idol’ Elimination: ‘It’s Bitter and Sweet’ – “I’m really excited to start because I know that I want to make albums and be on TV shows and acting and singing more original songs and everything!” said Miller, adding that she’s especially amped to see what kind of offers come in. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

‘American Idol’s’ Kree Harrison on Making the Top 2: ‘I Can’t Believe It – Her plan going forward: to listen to judge Randy Jackson, even on his final days with the show: “Randy was so sweet and said, ‘Next week, don’t think about it — just sing your heart out,’” Harrison recounted. “It’s exactly what I’m going to do. … I’m going to give it my all just so I’ll have no regrets. Whatever happens, I’ll know I did my very best.” – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

Angie Miller Eliminated From American Idol

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Kree Harrison Jumps For Joy To Be In The American Idol Finale

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‘American Idol’s’ Candice Glover: ‘I Gave Myself the Talk — If You Go Home, It’s OK’ – “I’ve been wanting this all of my life, so it feels great,” said a beaming Candice Glover after American Idol’s top three results show on Thursday.Still, the 23-year-old St. Helena Island, South Carolina native cracked, she’d spent weeks “practicing my songs for when I get cut. … Just because you have a good week, doesn’t mean nobody else did. You can’t just be, like, ‘I did good — I’m going through.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

‘Survivor: Caramoan’: Jeff Probst Spills Secrets on Sunday’s Finale (Q&A) – Ahead of the two-hour finale — airing at 8 p.m. Sunday on CBS, followed by the live reunion show — host Jeff Probst gave The Hollywood Reporter a preview of what viewers will see and weighed in on some of the season’s biggest moments. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

‘Glee’ Future Unclear for Heather Morris – Heather Morris may have bid Glee farewell during Thursday’s fourth season finale. The dancer-turned-actress, who first joined the Fox musical during season one as a background player, currently does not have a deal to return to Glee, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Sources tell THR that the actress, whose pregnancy was announced in April, could potentially return for a fifth season either as a regular or recurring guest star. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

‘Glee’ Season Five Should Be Set On ‘Wacky Cruise Ship,’ Darren Criss Says – “I always joke I want the show to go, like all great teen comedy clichés, I kind of want to go to the summer job land,” he told MTV News, referring to a turn “Saved by the Bell” took in season three when the characters worked together at a beachside resort. “They all have the same summer job, preferably someplace nice like a beach … so that’d be cool. Maybe a cruise ship? Maybe a wacky cruise ship, and we can spend a season on the ocean. Actually that sounds kind of bad. Something nice and exotic would be pretty cool. We can be the entertainment on the boat.” – Read more at MTV

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