The American Idol Top 3 results show expands to 1 hour. Scotty McCreery returns to perform his new single, and Hometown visits! 9/8c PM. FOX.
Florida Georgia Line, Sara Evans, Danielle Bradbery & More Set for City of Hope’s Celebrity Softball Game – A fan favorite event and longstanding tradition of CMA Festival weekend, the City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game will take place Saturday, June 7, at 9 a.m. at Greer Stadium in Nashville. Stars including Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, Sara Evans, Brantley Gilbert, Danielle Bradbery, Dustin Lynch, Jana Kramer, Scotty McCreery and Alison Sweeney will represent opposing teams – Grand Ole Opry and iHeartRadio – as they play alongside young cancer survivors at the 24th annual event. – Read more at Broadway World
James Wolpert of ‘The Voice’ fame is raising funds for new album on Kickstarter – James Wolpert is making his album – and he needs your help. The Strasburg native and “The Voice” star has formed Daphne Kay, a band with Cory Juba, a friend from Wolpert’s days at Carnegie Mellon University. The duo are now ready to release an album and have gone to Kickstarter to raise funds. – Read more at Penn Live
‘American Idol’ Season 13: How Much Do Jena, Caleb and Alex Want to Win? – Minutes after they were onstage cutting a cake to celebrate the 500th episode of American Idol, the top three finalists for season 13 sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to answer two burning questions.- Read more at The Hollywood Reporter
American Idol Top 3 Finalists: 24 Things You Don’t Know About Us – Caleb Johnson, Jena Irene and Alex Preston have sung their way to the top! See your top three American Idol XIII finalists perform in the milestone 500th episode on Wednesday, May 14, at 8:00 p.m. and then find out who makes it to the final two when America’s vote is revealed on Thursday, May 15, at 9:00 p.m., both on FOX. -Read more at US Magazine
‘American Idol’ 500th episode: Most covered songs, youngest finalists, and more vital stats — INFOGRAPHIC – With season 13 wrapping up next week, we decided to take a deeper dive into the 500 episodes of American Idol by looking at some other numbers about the show. So which artist do you think has been performed the most? And just exactly how many judges have there been at this point? (Note: All numbers are based on performances from the finals on.) – Read more at Entertainment Weekly
‘American Idol’ Celebrates 500th Episode: The Highs and Lows of 13 Seasons – There will be a party on the American Idol stage tonight, as the producers and cast cut a special cake to commemorate the broadcast of the series’ 500th episode. Over the course of those 500 episodes, the popular Fox series has sent some aspiring singers into the stratosphere while hundreds of thousands of others have simply been sent home. There are tales of high hopes and heartbreak, of dreams come true and dreams crashing down. Here is a look back at some mostly untold tales of some of Idol’s highest and lowest points. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter
Jessica Meuse: “American Idol Is Like The Hunger Games” – Was a last-minute song change to blame for Jessica Meuse’s elimination from American Idollast week? Meuse needed to come out swinging on Idol’s Top 4 week, and unfortunately her renditions ofPink’s “So What” and Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone” were not up to par. But, according to Meuse, an 11th hour switch-up ahead of the episode didn’t give her a lot to work with. – Read more at TV Guide
Caleb Johnson hopes to perform with Queen and Adam Lambert
Randy Jackson Reveals ‘Idol’ Judge Secrets
Kristen Merlin Exit Interview (The Voice Interview)
Kat Perkins Exit Interview (The Voice Interview)
Bachelorette Andi Dorfman Was ‘Devastated’ by Eric Hill’s Death – “I will always remember Eric’s love for life,” she says. “People say, ‘Oh he lived life to the fullest.’ But Eric really was the epitome of someone who lived life to the fullest. This man had amazing stories and great experiences. His sense of adventure inspired not only me, but every guy in the house, every producer, every crew member. Everybody says they want to do stuff in their life but he was really doing it.” – Read more at People
Ottoville native sings with Kellie Pickler – POPE ARMY AIRFIELD, FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Ottoville, Ohio, native Staff Sgt. Baily Zimmerman sang with recording artist Kellie Pickler on April 7 during the taping of Academy of Country Music Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops. This opportunity for Zimmerman highlights her passion for country music during the recent heart-rending life challenges she encountered. – Read more at Crescent News.com
Ryan Seacrest Puts Major Money Behind YouTube Concert Series – Ryan Seacrest is making a major investment in DigiTour Media as part of a partnership with Advance Publications (the parent company of Conde Nast).
The company puts on multiple DigiFests throughout the United States that feature emerging talent from YouTube, including bands like Midnight Red, Fifth Harmony and many other internet sensations recently profiled in a cover story by New York Magazine. Seacrest and Advance Publications are reportedly investing “less than $2 million” in the concert promotion deal. – Read more at The Wrap