Tonight’s Saturday Night Live features host Reese Witherspoon and musical guest, Florence + The Machine.
Big Machine’s Scott Borchetta on ‘American Idol’ Finale, Giving the Disruptive Middle Finger, Failure – “On May 13th we are going to announce a winner, on May 14th I’m going to take one of them back to Nashville with me and then the real job starts,” Borchetta said about next week’s Idol finale. “American Idol is not capable of anointing you a career. American Idol is capable of anointing you an opportunity. What you want to do with that opportunity has been part of my mission, to make them understand what it’s going to take.” – Read more at Billboard
Idol Illustrated with Rayvon Owen
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Scotty McCreery surprises fan, students during visit to old elementary school – Garner, N.C. — American Idol winner and Garner native Scotty McCreery took a break from recording his new record in Nashville, Tenn., on Friday to make a wish come true for 18-year-old Courtney Moss. The singer visited Moss on behalf of Make-a-Wish Eastern North Carolina, which is sending Moss and her family to Los Angeles next week for the American Idol finale. Moss, who lives in Nash County, has a cardiac condition and received a heart transplant at Duke Hospital on her 18th birthday in August. The star met Moss at Timber Drive Elementary in Garner, his old school. While there, he delivered a surprise to fifth-graders as he sang along with the chorus during their concert. – Read more at WRAL
Dancing’s Derek Hough: Nastia and I Had a “Massive Breakthrough” – I’m getting better. I’m starting to move more. Sometimes I feel like I can really dance and then I kick and I’m like, “Nope! Big toe’s still hurting!” My ankle is getting better too, but I can’t put too much weight on it yet. We’re working on it. There’s recovery and then there’s dance recovery. I still can’t jump and spin and kick and push off yet. Don’t worry — I got the all clear from my doctors to do the trio. I didn’t really move that much. I was mostly stationary and Nastia was dancing. We did consider bringing in someone else to dance instead of me, but it felt like it would be too many cooks in the kitchen, and then I got the go-ahead to perform, so we felt like this was the best way to go. – Read more at TV Guide
Q&A Noah Galloway, Sharna Burgess look to ‘Dancing With the Stars’ semifinals – NG: After I made the cover of Men’s Health, a lot of shows contacted me. I would’ve loved to do “Survivor,” but I just couldn’t be away from my family that long without contact. I couldn’t justify it. Then “Dancing With the Stars” called, and they were interested in the fact that I was missing an arm. All I wanted to talk about was the fact that I’m an above-the-knee amputee. They’d already had (double amputee-model-Paralympian) Amy Purdy, but that’s a completely different injury. It’s common that people don’t think about the difference, but I wanted to call attention to the issue. And for years now, I’ve been challenging people to step outside their comfort zones, but I’ve stayed in mine. I thought it was time to try something new.- Read more at LA Times