Idol Headlines for 6/17/14

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American Idol 9 alum, Casey James, will appear on Extreme Weight Loss tonight in support of his friend, songwriter, Jayce Hein. Via twitter

AMERICAN IDOL: Minn. singer says late mother blessed her with audition – WOODBURY, Minn. (KMSP) – Thousands of young people dream of going to Hollywood and being chosen to perform on “American Idol,” but one from Minnesota says she knows her audition has been blessed from above. On Wednesday, auditions will be held in Minneapolis — and a 17-year-old Minnesota student who has been singing since she was 5 will be there as she tries to turn a recent loss into inspiration for a dream. Maria Broshears recently lost her biggest fan — her mother. “She really thought I had something special in my voice and she really thought, ‘Maria, you can really do something with that,'” Broshears said. – Read more at MyFoxTwinCities

Warner/Chappell Music Signs Alaina – Warner/Chappell Music (WCM), the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has signed a worldwide co-publishing agreement with entertainer Lauren Alaina. Alaina was the runner-up on American Idol season 10 before signing with Mercury Nashville/19/Interscope Records. – Read more at Music

Casey James ‘Never Been More Proud’ of New Music – Just because you haven’t heard much for the curly haired cutie since his last single, 2012?s ‘Crying on a Suitcase,’ doesn’t mean he hasn’t been busy. He’s been picking songs, perfecting tunes and getting ready to release a new album. He even let fans get a sneak peek of whats to come by playing them a few of the newly mastered tracks. James says he finally feels like this album is all him. “I feel that this record is as close to me as anything could ever be. There’s so much to say about it, it’s hard to say in a few sentences but there’s no compromise I mean it’s all exactly what I want it to be and it feels to me like an accumulation of my entire life’s journey — where I’m at right now, every experience that I’ve ever had, every failure, every success, every mistake, every right choice, every wrong choice, everything has all led me to this point to make these songs and have them sound that way and I’ve never been more proud of anything in my whole life.” – Read more at Taste of Country

What Happened to Idol’s Dreadlocked Jason Castro? – DALLAS – He may not have taken the crown, but fans of “American Idol” still remember former contestant Jason Castro for his dreadlocks and carefree sound. He scored big on the show, making it all the way to the top four. After leaving Idol in 2008, Castro quickly scored a No. 1 international hit. Then he disappeared from the charts and the pop music scene, leaving fans with questions: What happened? Why the switch to Christian music? And perhaps the biggest question of all: What’s up with the haircut? – Read more at

Inside Opening Night of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT with Ace Young & Diana DeGarmo at Hollywood Pantages! – BWW TV’s Los Angeles Correspondent and Co-Producer Michael Sterling along with Videographer and Co-Producer Jordan Santacana… celebrate The Independent Presenters Network and its June 4th opening night of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Hollywood’s Pantages with a run there that continues through June 22, 2014.The production, directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-Winner Andy Blankenbuehler, stars Ace Young as “Joseph,” and Diana DeGarmo as the “Narrator”, both who stopped by the Red Carpet to talk about the show and its current U.S. National Tour. Joining the couple were such stars as Priscilla Presley, Judd Nelson, Doris Roberts, Peyton List, Kevin Chamberlin, John Gammon, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, Jacqueline Toboni, Lorenzo Lamas, Kay Cole, Kate Linder, Renee Marino, Sam Harris, Sharna Burgess, and Scott Wilson. – Read more at Broadway World

The Swon Brothers discuss debut album, Carrie Underwood & Lady Antebellum collaboration: Exclusive – The Swon Brothers offer up their best summer-y (and romantic) anthem with their debut single “Later On,” a sweeping pop-rocker that speaks to radio’s target demo. As the lead-in to their highly-anticipated post-Voice debut record, Colton and Zach are certainly making their mark, as the song itself sits just outside the Top 20 at both Billboard (Country Airplay) and Mediabase (Country Aircheck). “It’s unreal man. Golly. We’re just two blessed, very grateful guys,” Colton shares with NashvilleGab, exclusively of their success so far. “It couldn’t get any better. We’re just enjoying it, man, just trying to take time to soak it in. Everybody tells us, ‘just take time to breathe and think about what’s going on.’” – Nashville Gab

Glee star, Lea Michele, announced on twitter last night, that she’ll be writing a follow up to her recent book, “Brunette Ambition.” “So excited to announce…That I’ll be writing another book! I had so much fun writing Brunette Ambition, that I can’t wait to continue the series and write another! I’m so thankful to all of you and I can’t wait for all the exciting things to come!!!”


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