Idol Headlines for 5/1/13

The American Idol Top 4 perform AGAIN tonight on FOX at 8/7c. Survivor:Carmoan airs on CBS at 8/7c and Nashville returns to NBC at 10/9c.

The Voice winner, Cassadee Pope, kicks off her month long radio tour today. She’ll be kicking off her tour at WSIX in Nashville with a live streaming concert at 12 CDT. Click to Livestream.

‘American Idol’ is now 3rd-rated competition show – NEW YORK (AP) — Television’s champion for nearly a decade, Fox’s ‘‘American Idol,’’ now isn’t even the most popular competition show on the air. Both editions of ‘‘The Voice’’ on NBC and ‘‘Dancing With the Stars’’ on ABC had larger audiences than ‘‘Idol’’ last week, the Nielsen Co. said. ‘‘Idol’’ has been the most popular entertainment program in prime time for nine years running and appears likely to lose that perch this season. – Read more at

Why Everything You Think You Know About American Idol Is Dead Wrong – While ratings watchers last week predictably enacted the Friday morning ritual of gnashing their teeth and rending their garments over the state of American Idol, those who would suggest that the show is on its last legs are perhaps more delusional than William Hung. If Idol is no longer the event horizon of broadcast television, an inescapable black hole that sucks GRPs out of the prime-time firmament, it remains one of the single most valuable assets on the tube. Now in its 12th season on Fox, Idol is averaging 13.3 million total viewers and a 3.9 in the all-important adult 18-49 demo, down from the 16.3 million viewers and 5.4 rating it averaged at this point in Season 11. – Read more at AdWeek

American Idol 2013 Top 4: 3 Ways Candice Glover Can Beat Angie Miller [PHOTOS] – American Idol 2013 last week saved both Candice Glover and Amber Holcomb from going home. The bottom two sailed through to the next round, as Idol had one extra week in its Fox schedule. Now Angie Miller has one up Candice for being the only Final Four candidate who’s never been in the bottom of results. Here are 5 ways Candice can win against Angie in the remaining weeks of the competition. The “extra week” of American Idol Season 12 came from the judges’ non-use of their singular save option for the season. Prior to the Top 4 round, Candice Glover and Angie Miller were on top of the game as neither of them has been to the bottom two or three of previous voting results. – Read more at Entertainment and Stars

Lee DeWyze Finds ‘Silver Lining,’ New Album of ‘Folk Anthem Pop-Rock’ Coming – “American Idol” season winner Lee DeWyze returned to the show last week to debut his new single, “Silver Lining.” Following the recent performance, the Illinois-based rocker spoke to Billboard on what he’s been up to since the 2012 release of his third post-“Idol” recording, “What Once Was.” – Read more at Billboard

The Voice Season 4: Exclusive Interview with Midas Whale’s Jon Peter Lewis and Ryan Hayes – It’s been a long time since we’ve seen American Idol’s Jon Peter Lewis and when he showed up nearly a decade later as one half of the folk duo Midas Whale, he was almost unrecognizable. The pair grabbed the attention of all four coaches on The Voice this season, and they ultimately decided to work with Adam. He chose them as the winner of the battle round, something few duos have been able to achieve over the last four seasons. We talked to Jon and Ryan yesterday, prior to their knockout round episode airing, about appearing on reality tv, being a duo in the competition, and the fans that are supporting them along the way. – Read more at Reality Wanted

Exclusive Pic & Details: Mariah & Nick Renew Vows – Global superstar Mariah Carey and her husband, actor/comedian Nick Cannon, exclusively invited ET’s Nancy O’Dell to celebrate the renewal of their vows Tuesday on their 5th wedding anniversary at a lavish private ceremony at Disneyland. Mariah and Nick also celebrated the 2nd birthday of their twins, son Moroccan Scott and daughter Monroe, at a prince and princess-themed party, which took place in the park before their ceremony. The couple shared details of their elaborate ceremony exclusively with ET. Carey slipped into a princess-inspired bridal gown for the event at the well-appointed Dream Suite, tucked away above the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction. From the suite, Mariah and Monroe were picked up in a horse-drawn Crystal Carriage that took them to Main Street, where they were greeted by Nick and Moroccan. They walked down the aisle as a family to Sleeping Beauty Castle, which served as the backdrop for the outdoor ceremony. – Read more at ETOnline

Steven Tyler dropped by manager – Steven Tyler has been dropped by his manager. The Aerosmith frontman had signed a deal with Simon Fuller when he joined American Idol – the show and franchise he created – as a judge in 2010 but has now been dumped by the media mogul due to disputes with his lawyer Dina LaPolt over the rocker’s business affairs. A source told the New York Post newspaper: “Simon dropped Steven because of all the drama. His lawyer Dina LaPolt was very protective, even overbearing, and wouldn’t allow the manager to do his job. – Read more at TVNZ

Ryan Seacrest and Gwyneth Paltrow Teaming Up With AOL for New Web Series – E! News confirms that Ryan Seacrest Productions will now be making moves in the digital world, as AOL announced during their Digital Content Newfronts today that they have signed a deal to premiere a 10-episode web series produced by RSP and starring Gwyneth Paltrow on AOL On Network. (Variety first broke the story.) – Read more at EOnline

Jason Aldean Warned Kissing Partner … I’m Divorcing My Wife – Right before Jason Aldean filed for divorce … the country star called the “American Idol” hottie he kissed behind his wife’s back and warned her about the media firestorm to come … TMZ has learned. Sources connected to Brittany Kerr tell us … Aldean placed the courtesy phone call himself last week … and politely warned the singer that he was pulling the trigger on his marriage to his high school sweetheart Jessica Ussery. Translation — the media’s gonna be all over your ass again … so, govern yourself accordingly. – Read more at TMZ

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