Idol Headlines for 5/5/14

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Tonight, The Voice Top 8 take the stage for YOUR votes! NBC 8/7c pm. Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell will perform! Dancing with the Stars continues tonight on ABC 8/7c pm. Dance Moms’ Abby Lee Miller will guest judge. The Queens continue their sashay on RuPaul’s Drag Race. LOGO 9 pm.

Lexus Verses And Flow Gears Up For A Spectacular Season Four On TV One!! – VERSES AND FLOW RETURNS WITH STAR-STUDDED PERFORMANCES BY K. MICHELLE, ALICE SMITH, JOE, RUBEN STUDDARD, GARY CLARK JR., CANDICE GLOVER AND MORE**Verses And Flow Tapes May 6 – 9 And Airs On TV One This Fall.- Airdates To Be Announced At A Later Date. – Read more at Market Watch

Voting opens to choose NH native’s ‘American Idol’ performance – “American Idol” has asked New Hampshire to help choose the song that Mont Vernon’s Alex Preston will sing if he makes it to the Top 3 performance May 14. Gov. Margaret Hassan posted a poll to her Facebook page to help decide between “Story of My Life” by One Direction or “A Team” by Ed Sheeran. Voting ends Monday, May 5 at 12 p.m. (I’m assuming this is true of all the remaining finalists) –

Idol’s Sam Woolf Talks Song-Arrangement Woes, Going Guitar-less & the ‘Heartthrob’ Label

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Let’s just Dream Away – Minneapolis native and current Nashville resident Caitlyn Smith has fast become one of my favourite solo female country vocalists. Currently best known as one of the songwriters with Brett James’ Cornman Music/Stage Three Music Inc. Caitlyn has written hits such as Cassadee Pope’s Wasting All These Tears, Danielle Bradbury’s Heart Of Dixie and Rascal Flatts’ Let It Hurt. There’s rumours you’ve been writing with Carrie Underwood, can you confirm or deny? I don’t know what I can say! I’m not actually sure what the rule is with that…but yeah! I would say yeah, I think you can say that! They’re just a little bit shh in her camp I feel like. She’s so great by the way and she’s a phenomenal writer. There’s a lot of artists that you’ll write with and they’re good, they’ve got some ideas but they need a little nudging but she’s a real writer man, she’s really really great. – Read more at Hitting All the Right Notes

‘The Voice’: Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Call Simultaneous Coaching ‘Serendipitous’ (Video) – “I’m trying to pinch myself — is this really happening?” Stefani said of her future spinning chair. Williams added of their onscreen reunion, “It’s magical, it’s serendipitous. We’ve always had a special connection, and it was always through music that we recognized each other’s admiration and the depths [that] there was such potential.” Williams will replace Cee Lo Green, while Stefani will step in for Christina Aguilera, who is set to return for season 8. Williams said of his intended coaching strategy, “My advice is always gonna have a consistent thread of, ‘Be you — if it doesn’t work for this show, that’s okay,’ … You’ll see what Gwen and I do — we’re gonna take a slightly different approach. All we’re gonna do is hold up the mirror and show people how rad they are already.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

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Peta Murgatroyd’s DWTS Blog: ‘This Week Is a Lot for James’ – We’ve got two dances this week, so it’s kind of crazy. The first one is the Viennese Waltz, and I am absolutely loving this. It’s so beautiful and romantic, and it’s such a nice change from that sexy samba last week. Fans wanted fun and sexy, and they definitely got that. I think that dance is about as sexy as it’s going to get for us this season. It’s nothing that has never been done before. Shirt rips happen all the time on Dancing with the Stars, and garter belts get worn all the time. – Read more at TV Guide

‘Dancing With the Stars’: ‘Dance Moms’ star Abby Lee Miller wishes her mom could be there with her – Abby Lee Miller, whose award-winning dance company is the focus of Lifetime’s reality series “Dance Moms,” grew up dancing in her mother’s dance studio, which Maryen Lorrain Miller opened in 1945. Sadly, Maryen passed away from cancer in February 2014 and Abby tells Zap2it that while she’s excited to be guest-judging “Dancing With the Stars,” it is also a little bittersweet for her. – Read more at Zap2it

Simon Cowell’s ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ Continues to Dominate Saturday U.K. Ratings – LONDON – ?Simon Cowell’s Britain’s Got Talent on ITV continued to dominate the Saturday night ratings in the U.K. ?The fourth episode of season 8 this weekend drew an average audience of 9.6 million for a 46 percent share of the British homes watching TV at the time. The show peaked with 11.2 million viewers for a 51 percent share. – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

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