Tonight, a winner will be crowned on the American Idol 13 finale! 8/7c PM FOX. The Survivor finale airs on CBS 8/7c PM. Followed by the Survivor Reunion Special.
Lyor Cohen’s 300 Signs Jacquie Lee In Partnership with Atlantic (Exclusive) – Jacquie Lee, may have been runner-up in Season Five of NBC’s “The Voice,” but she just hit the jackpot in terms of catching the ear of one of the all-time great music executives. “I had no idea I’d be signing an artist who performed on ‘The Voice’ or any of these TV shows,” says Lyor Cohen principle of 300, a music start-up company launched in November 2013 and which today is announcing the signing of the 16-year old Lee to a worldwide label deal in partnership with Atlantic Records. “In my entire career I haven’t signed one, but she was so undeniable and I was so completely gobsmacked – I didn’t care where she came from.” – Read more at Billboard
‘American Idol’: 9 Things You Didn’t See on Season 13’s Penultimate Episode – 1. In a venue that holds 7,000 people, there were only three Idol finalists from past seasons (though many more are expected at Wednesday’s finale). Season eight’s Scott MacIntyre and his wife Christina flew in from Nashville to attend and were seated in the front row. Seated further back were Erika Van Pelt and Jeremy Rosado from season 11. – Read more at Hollywood Reporter
‘American Idol’ finale: Jena Irene wants to text Hayley Williams –
“I hope I get her number so we can text all the time,” Jena jokes backstage after the final “Idol” performance show. “I’m a fangirl,” she admits to reporters. “She’s an awesome person, she’s an awesome performer. I’ve loved that band since I was 12 years old, so there’s going to be a lot of things that I would like to talk to her about, but so little time!” – Read more at Zap2it
‘The Voice’: [Spoiler] and coach talk winning season 6 – Season 6 of The Voice finally has a winner! Find out what this season’s champion and his or her coach had to say about the victory below. WARNING: Major spoilers ahead! NBC’s The Voice crowned Team Usher’s Josh Kaufman as its newest winner Tuesday night, and EW was on the scene for Kaufman’s first official press conference — directly after he was announced as season 6?s victor. – Entertainment Weekly
‘American Idol’ Finale: Alum Felicia Barton on Writing Jena Irene’s Coronation Song – “It’s a real full-circle moment for me,” the season eight alum, who also penned songs for Demi Lovato and Lea Michele, tells The Hollywood Reporter. “I’m kind of freaked out.” “We Are One” was written by Barton, Anne Preven and Mitch Allan, and the song, released on iTunes last week, is already starting to chart. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter
‘American Idol’ Alum Returns as Backup Singer: Allison Iraheta Pulls Back the Curtain (Q&A) – The answer is season eight alum Allison Iraheta, who has also been on stage for all of the season 13 live episodes. The magenta-haired singer turned 17 while she was competing on Idol. Today, she is 22 and has spent another full season on the show, this time as a backing singer in Rickey Minor’s band.
Iraheta sat down with The Hollywood Reporter after a Thursday results show to talk about her return to Idol. – Read more at Hollywood Reporter
‘The Voice’ star Ddendyl on life after reality TV, and how the NBC singing show really operates – “’The Voice’ really gets people that have had that struggling musicians journey, and I think that’s a really special thing,” Ddendyl said. She knows the route: A classically trained singer since age 5, she’s seen the ups and downs in the music industry. Moving to Los Angeles for an agent who promised her singing gigs; heading to New York City four years later when she landed a record deal; then on to D.C. when the deal fell apart. Though she’s been working steadily as a lounge singer in the District, she’s always wanted to break out at a national level. So last summer, when a music manager friend from Los Angeles was contacted by “The Voice” producers for any recommendations and brought up Ddendyl’s name, it seemed great — though Ddendyl had a few reservations. She had also auditioned for “American Idol” and “X Factor” in the past and wasn’t sure if she wanted to jump into the reality TV world. – Read more at Washington Post
Kellie Pickler working on new album with songwriter husband – Kellie Pickler says she’s constantly writing, so it comes as no surprise that the country star has a new album in the works. “My husband’s a songwriter and a producer, so we’re writing together as well. We’re gearing up for No. 5,” the 27-year-old singer said about her upcoming fifth album. Her husband, Kyle Jacobs, has written songs for the likes of Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw and Kelly Clarkson. The pair, who wed in 2011, has teamed up before, composing songs for Pickler’s 2013 release, “The Woman I Am,” which features the singles “Someone Somewhere Tonight,” “Little Bit Gypsy” and “Closer to Nowhere.” – Read more at CBS News
Angie In Asia // Episode 3: Thailand pt. 2
American Idol season 12 alum, Angie Miller, posts more of her adventures in Asia.
Jennifer Lopez Dishes on ‘American Idol’ Finalists and ‘True Love’
‘Survivor’s’ Jeff Probst on the New Finale Format, Crazy Tribal Councils and Why It’s Still Anyone’s Game (Q&A) – Ahead of the big reveal, host Jeff Probst talked to The Hollywood Reporter about this season’s crazy tribal councils, the new and improved strategy of the players as a whole and why all four remaining castaways each have a legitimate shot at winning. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter