Idol Headlines for 5/7/13 – The Evening Edition

Meet the last women standing on ‘American Idol’ – It hasn’t been an easy road for the three final “American Idol” contestants. Candice Glover was twice rejected by the show before making it to the final three. Kree Harrison chased her dream for so long in Nashville, she thought it might be time to give up. And Angie Miller sang despite having suffered ruptured ear drums and impaired hearing. Now the three women will duke it out Wednesday night on Fox as the journey winds down for two of them — and one is crowned the winner on next week’s finale. Here are their stories. – Read more at Yahoo

Idol Meter: Someone good is guaranteed to win – As Simon Cowell used to say, when he wasn’t abusing American Idol contestants or fellow judges, “America got it right this time.” Amber Holcomb was clearly the redundant one, since Candice Glover could take on anything in the same musical region and sing it twice as well. Now we’re left with three distinct stylists, each championing (and champion of) a particular brand. – Read more at USA Today

American Idol: Assessing the Top 3 – It’s down to the final three on Season 12 of American Idol, and the competition is really anyone’s to win. The last ladies standing — Candice Glover, Kree Harrison and Angie Miller — all have distinct personalities, fashion sense and vocal styles, so it’s difficult, if not impossible, to cite a clear frontrunner. Here’s our breakdown of the Top 3, including an analysis of their strengths and weaknesses, and our pick for what they should sing heading into the final weeks. – Read more at TV Guide

Cost of ‘Idol’ visit to Beverly adding up – BEVERLY — The final tally is in. Not for the “American Idol” voting, but for the cost to the city of hosting Angie Miller’s hometown visit. The city spent $31,200 on security, cleanup and other costs associated with Saturday’s events, Mayor Bill Scanlon said yesterday. The biggest expense was police overtime, which amounted to $12,700. Other costs included overtime for Department of Public Services workers ($4,800), firefighters ($2,300) and school custodians ($1,200) and the cost of renting sound equipment ($4,200), the outdoor stage ($3,500) and portable toilets ($2,500). – Read more at Salem News

Jessica Sanchez Fox 5 Interview

Phillip Phillips Teaming Up With … Lil Jon?! – Though they make an unlikely pair, American Idol season 11 champ Phillip Phillips is teaming up with rapper Lil Jon for a great cause — Zumba Fitness’ The Great Calorie Drive. The Great Calorie Drive is an initiative that allows anyone to “check in” to their local Zumba class and donate the calories they burn to Feeding America and the World Food Programme. Each class equates to 750 calories, or one meal for a person in need. – Read more at Entertainment Tonight

Ace Young Surprises Diana DeGarmo with Chippendales and a Sexy Serenade! – Ace Young has a real knack for surprising his lady! The singer and Idol alum – who surprised fellow alum Diana DeGarmo with a proposal on the American Idol finale last year – shocked her again in Las Vegas on Friday. DeGarmo, 25, was celebrating her bachelorette party with the Chippendales at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, when Young, 32, made a guest appearance on stage. Young treated his bride-to-be with a song (and a lap dance!) while she was blindfolded on stage. One thing that didn’t surprised her? How her man nailed his performance. – Read more at

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Clay Aiken and Beth Leavel in Rehearsals for NCT’s DROWSY CHAPERONE = American Idol star, Clay Aiken, will be returning to the stage as “Man in Chair” in North Carolina Theatre’s production of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE along with Tony-Award winner, Beth Leavel, who will be reprising her role as “The Chaperone.” The show is set to open tonight, May 7 through May 12 at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at rehearsals and interviews below. – See the Video at Broadway World

Keith Urban Played With The Rolling Stones – CONAN

Demi Lovato Gives Sneak Peek of Upcoming ‘Demi’ Album: Listen – The singer has released all 13 tracks from her upcoming Demi album on her Vevo page before it comes out next Tuesday. – Check out the tracks at VEVO Via

Exclusive Nashville Video: An Afterglowing Rayna Rates Deacon (‘You Are Good’), Gets Surprise – By all accounts, Rayna Jaymes is having a spectacularly good day in Wednesday’s Nashville (ABC, 10/9c). As this exclusive clip from the episode shows, there’s not even a hint of awkwardness or regret present as the First Lady of Country Music and her longtime love wake up next to each other after their first tumble in more than a decade. And if Deacon Claybourne telling Rayna he wants her all to himself isn’t enough to get the redhead’s strings twanging, daughter Maddie phones her mom with some amazing news. – Read more at TV Line

Glee’s Santana and Brittany Over for Good? Naya Rivera Talks “Emotional” Finale “Wrapping Things Up” – Granted, that train-station sobfest was intense, but we just chatted up Naya Rivera (Santana) about this Thursday’s season finale of Glee, and now, let’s just say we are bee-lining it to Costco to buy Kleenex in bulk! As you may have heard, Brittany (Heather Morris) has been accepted by MIT in Boston, and Naya dished on what she knows about the “emotional” finale and what lies ahead for season five—plus, the latest on her real-life romance with Big Sean, and upcoming album… – Read more at EOnline

‘Glee’s’ Blake Jenner on Being Catfished: ‘It’s Wishful Thinking’ – Who’s Catfishing Ryder? That’s one of the biggest burning questions heading into Glee’s fourth season finale on Thursday as New Directions heads to Regionals. The hour, appropriately titled “All or Nothing,” will finally reveal just whom Ryder has been swapping IMs and text messages with and comes as the glee club is preparing for an epic battle on the stage against the likes of Jessica Sanchez’s Frida Romero and her rival club. – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

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