Idol Headlines for 5/23/15

Big Joe and JAX at Jenks Tomorrow (Sunday May 24th) – Join Big Joe Henry Sunday as we kick off our Big Summer of Fun from 10a-3p at Jenkinson’s in Point Pleasant Beach. Big Joe will be broadcasting LIVE with special guest JAX from American Idol as she stops by for her homecoming bash and meet and greet. – Read more at 101.5NJ

Parade, MOH stamp unveiling highlight DC Memorial Day events – Other celebrities on hand for the parade include actors Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna, celebrity chef Robert Irvine, Miss America Kira Kazantsev, and American Idol winner Caleb Johnson. Music will be provided by Billy Corgan and Jeff Schroeder of The Smashing Pumpkins, whose song, “Drum + Fife,” deals with the issue of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The parade begins at 2 pm.Stripes.com

The 20: Adam Lambert Tests His Knowledge of Royal Women in “Queen for a Day” – This week on The 20, Adam Lambert talks to host Shannon Coffey about the “genesis” of his third LP, The Original High, and also tests his knowledge of Queen Elizabeth, Queen Beyonce, and more queens in a game of “Queen for a Day.” While at Hangout Music Festival last weekend, Shannon hung out with Paramore to talk about their recent fan cruise, their musical flavor of the month, and more. Press play to watch their interview below. – Watch the video at VH1.com

Not My Job: Singer Clay Aiken Gets Quizzed On Claymation – NPRs Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me – Clay Aiken was once a well-behaved, religious kid from Raleigh, N.C., who wanted to work with kids. Then, on a whim, he walked into the auditions for Season 2 of American Idol with his spiky hair and stripey shirt, and got a ticket to Hollywood. We’ve invited Aiken, the founder of Clay Nation, to answer three questions about claymation — the animation technique that gave us Gumby and Davey and Goliath and a bunch of other shows we watched as kids because they were the only thing on. – Listen to the interview at NPR.com

He’s Good ‘Company’ Justin Guarini is starring in a Sondheim classic at Bucks County Playhouse – IT’S hard to believe it’s been 13 years since a fresh- faced Justin Guarini was battling it out with Kelly Clarkson in the finals of American Idol in the show’s debut season, but it was all the way back in 2002 when the singer first caught the attention of America. What a lot of people don’t know is that Mr. Guarini almost didn’t appear on the show, having been offered a role on Broadway in The Lion King. ”I was at a real crossroads back then. I could do my first Broadway show or do this TV show that no one ever heard of and go out to Hollywood and sing,” he says. “I had a week to decide and so I went out to California and kept advancing so I had to thank them for the opportunity and I stuck with the show.” – Read more at CentralJersey.com

What’s Next For Joshua Davis? – Ticker: For the first time on The Voice, they allowed a contestant to perform original songs that you’d actually written, as opposed to only covers or songs written in-house at the show. How did that go? Davis: “Workingman’s Hymn” was on a previous album I did. But I had to fight to get one of my own songs on the show. So more than anything else, I felt like that was a real win, especially when it got on the top ten of iTunes – hopefully that’ll help the show reconsider letting people do their own original music. Ticker: What are your plans now? Davis: Now I’m just going to focus on getting back out in front of people with my own live shows. And I’d also like to put some focus back on our community – I’ll be doing some fundraising and such to say thank you. Read more at Traverseticker.com

More Than A Big “Voice”: A Q&A with Blues Soulstress Sarah Potenza – Sarah Potenza was working as the part-time personal assistant of country cult favorite Elizabeth Cook when she got the call to audition for The Voice. Reality TV wasn’t exactly her thing —she was a bluesy, soul-singing rock & roller with no real regard for the glamor and glitz of primetime—but that didn’t stop Potenza from recognizing an opportunity to grow her audience beyond the borders of Nashville, her adopted hometown. “I thought that I might be able to get on TV, gain some new fans and rock out a pretty decent Kickstarter,” she explains. “So I said, ‘Fuck it; I’ll audition,’ and then I just kept making it through, round after round.” – Read more at American Songwriter

Jax hangs out with Twilight Actor, Kellan Lutz

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