Idol Headlines for 5/13/15

Tonight, it’s the grand finale of American Idol 14! Who will take the crown? Nick Fradiani or Clark Beckham? 8/7c PM on FOX. Plus, Survivor continues on CBS at 8/7c PM.

ADDITIONAL PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE “2015 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS” – SANTA MONICA, CA (May 13, 2015) – Billboard and dick clark productions announced today more stars slated to present on the “2015 Billboard Music Awards.” Presenters include Lily Aldridge, Hannah Davis, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Khloe Kardashian & Kylie Jenner, Danica McKellar, Idina Menzel, Pentatonix, Tracee Ellis Ross, Prince Royce and Charli XCX. They join previously announced presenters 50 Cent, Kaitlyn Bristowe and Britt Nilsson from ABC’s “The Bachelorette,” Laverne Cox, Celine Dion, the cast of “Entourage” (Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, Adrian Grenier), Taraji P. Henson, Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev, NE-YO, One Direction, Rita Ora, Ellen Pompeo and Molly Ringwald. The “2015 Billboard Music Awards” will be hosted by Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen and broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17, on ABC from 8:00 PM–11:00 PM ET. Also: duet performances by Nicki Minaj featuring David Guetta, Wiz Khalifa with Charlie Puth and Lindsey Stirling, and a special tribute performance by Imagine Dragons, have been added to the lineup at this year’s Billboard Music Awards. Nicki Minaj will be performing her new single “The Night Is Still Young” and Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs No. 1 hit “Hey Mama,” featuring David Guetta, while Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth are set to sing their hit off of the “Fast and Furious 7” soundtrack, “See You Again.” Imagine Dragons will perform “Stand By Me” in tribute to the soul and R&B legend, Ben E. King, who passed away earlier this year. – via dc productions pr

YAHOO LIVE TO EXCLUSIVELY LIVE STREAM TWO-HOUR RED CARPET PRE-SHOW “SAMSUNG GALAXY RED CARPET LIVE! @ THE 2015 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS” ON SUNDAY, MAY 17 AT 6:00 PM ET/ 3:00 PM PT – dick clark productions announced today that the “Samsung Galaxy Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2015 Billboard Music Awards” red carpet pre-show will stream LIVE online for fans worldwide on Yahoo Live (www.yahoo.com/live) beginning at 6pm ET/3PM PT on Sunday, May 17. The two-hour digital stream can also be watched at Yahoo.com/Live, ABC.com, BillboardMusicAwards.com, Billboard.com and additional online destinations via the Yahoo Screen App. available on iOS and Android, and connected devices including Apple TV, Roku and Xbox. The red carpet live stream pre-show precedes the “2015 Billboard Music Awards,” which will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, and is hosted by Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen on Sunday, May 17, on ABC at 8:00 PM ET/PT. The “Samsung Galaxy Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2015 Billboard Music Awards” will be hosted by Chelsea Briggs, Chelsea Cannell, M. Tye Comer, Bailee Madison, Jeannie Mai, Jennette McCurdy, Bonnie McKee and Ted Stryker. – Via dc productions pr

CAT DEELEY TO HOST THE CRITICS’ CHOICE TELEVISION AWARDS, AIRING LIVE ON A&E, SUNDAY, MAY 31 – MAY 13, 2015 (Burbank, CA) – Four-time Emmy nominee and Critics’ Choice Television Award winner Cat Deeley will host the live broadcast of the Critics’ Choice Television Awards on A&E on Sunday, May 31 (8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT), it was announced today by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA). Deeley, longtime host of So You Think You Can Dance, hosted the first Critics’ Choice Television Awards in 2011. “I am excited to come back and host the show after hosting the inaugural show 5 years ago,” says Deeley. “It’s been an incredible year in television, and I am thrilled to be a part of celebrating and honoring so many talented performers and shows.” – Read more at Zap2it

‘American Idol’ Finalist Jax on Her Elimination: ‘It’s a Bummer, I Was So Close’ – How are you feeling? Kind of relieved really. I will say it’s such a bummer because I was so close but I’m so happy. I’m so happy to be here and I get to go on tour. My single is released. This show has changed my life forever and I’m so blessed to be here. Did you have a conversation with Scott yet about possibly signing to Big Machine? No. Scott is busy on the show right now. He’s literally on TV. No. I have not but Scott is the bomb. He’s the bomb! – Read more at AmericanIdol.com

Jax plans to ‘live mas’ after ‘American Idol’ – LOS ANGELES – Joining many who expressed surprise at Tuesday night’s Top 2 Reveal turn of events that featured the elimination of “punk pop princess” Jax, “American Idol” judges Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. praised the 19-year-old singer for her artistry and season of performances. Adding that she really expected the finale to be “a boy and a girl,” Lopez said she was shocked at the result. “It was a surprise to me,” she said. “Jax is one of the strongest girl contestants we have had in many years. I am a little disappointed. I really thought she could win the whole thing.” – Read more at MyCentralJersey

‘American Idol’ Favorite Jax Is Eliminated, Fellow Finalists React: ‘We Were All Floored’ – “It was wild, from top to bottom,” said Sarina-Joi Crowe, the first of the 12 to go home. “We didn’t know they were going to cut at the top of the show. We were all floored. Jax is so powerful and has been such a force this season that we weren’t expecting to hear her name. But many of the greats have finished in third place — like Melinda Doolittle, Haley Reinhart and Josh Ledet. That’s a testament to how wonderful Jax is and how great the season was.” – Read more at Billboard.com

Derek Hough and Nastia Liukin Weren’t Surprised by Their DWTS Elimination – Dancing with the Stars contestant Nastia Liukin and partner Derek Hough no longer have a chance at the Mirrorball, but both of them agree it didn’t come as too much of a surprise after Monday’s episode. “I feel like that when we finished the dance, it felt a little bit like a final dance, a final moment and a beautiful moment,” Hough told PEOPLE backstage after the show. “So I think, for us, I’m not terribly surprised, but I’m very pleased. I can’t believe what [Nastia’s] accomplished.” – Read more at People

William Hung Weighs In on American Idol’s Cancellation – Despite the negative comments he received on the show, Hung, 32, still has a sincere appreciation for the reality singing competition, which Fox announced would not be returning after next season. “I feel sad because American Idol is such a big icon, not just in America, but across the entire world,” he tells PEOPLE. – Read more at People

Carson Daly Says American Idol ‘Paved the Way’ for The Voice – “[Our success] would never had happened if Idol didn’t have the kind of success that it had,” The Voice host said at the show’s Top Five press conference at Universal Studios. “Tip of the cap to them for paving the way for shows like us.” Daly said he never considered the dueling reality singing shows to be “competitive,” and he hopes that when The Voice’s time comes, it receives the respect and stellar send-off that Idol has planned for its 15th and final season in 2016. – Read more at People

Photo Flash: First Look at Diana DeGarmo as ‘Dorothy’ in Studio Tenn’s THE WIZARD OF OZ – After wrapping up the highly-acclaimed JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT tour, which she co-starred in alongside husband Ace Young, Diana DeGarmo will lead the cast of Studio Tenn’s upcoming production of THE WIZARD OF OZ in June. Below, check out a first look at the stage and AMERICAN IDOL veteran in costume, which she posted to Instagram just earlier today!Along with the photo, DeGarmo posted: “I’m Dorothy Gale from Kansas, Y’all. @studiotenn #WizardofOzNashville#StudioTennOz” – See the photos at Broadway.com

Matt McAndrew at the BMI Pop Awards Last Night

See the Winners List HERE. Pink received the President’s Award.

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Glee: Get an Intimate Glimpse of the Cast’s Final Day on Set (VIDEO) – PEOPLE has an exclusive bonus feature from the Glee – The Complete Series DVD/Blu-ray, which shows the high school reunion-like gathering on the McKinley High School auditorium stage set. The clip shows series-long cast members (Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, Kevin McHale) and other fan favorites (Darren Criss, Heather Morris, Amber Riley) sharing their final thoughts as they say goodbye to the song-and-dance phenomenon that made them household names. – Cast members are called one by one for series wrap. I got a little lump in my throat watching that, I’ll admit. – See the Video at People

Steven Tyler on Possible ‘American Idol’ Return: If ‘They Offer Me Enough Money!’ – As for making a special appearance in the iconic show’s final season? Tyler said that there is always a chance. “Hey, they offer me enough money, even I’ll come back. I know Randy [Jackson] will!” Tyler joked. Until then, Tyler will be stepping onto the Idol stage at least once more during the season 14 finale as part of a media blitz promoting his upcoming country album. – Read more at ET Online

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