Idol Headlines for 6/19/14

The Adam Lambert and Queen tour opens tonight at the United Center in Chicago.

Michelle Money and Marquel Martin Join the Cast of Bachelor in Paradise – He delighted Bachelorette Andi Dorfman on night one by presenting her with a plate of cookies, and now, newly-ousted Marquel Martin will see if his sweet skills will bring him love on Bachelor in Paradise. The charming and confident sponsorship salesman, 27, left his Bachelorette journey relatively unscathed, save for a tiff on Monday night’s episode with Andrew Poole over Poole’s alleged offensive remark about Martin during the first rose ceremony. With a certain Bachelor season 15 favorite perhaps? Also joining the Bachelor in Paradise cast is former model and actress Michelle Money, who competed for Brad Womack’s heart back in 2011, quickly garnering fan buzz for her seductive ways and jealous comments. – Read more at

Stars of Cabaret and “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Are Broadway Bares Special Guests – Special guests have been announced for the 24th annual edition of Broadway Bares, entitled Broadway Bares: Rock Hard!, which will take place June 22 at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom. Alan Cumming, Bianca Del Rio, Constantine Maroulis and more are among the stars announced to appear. Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, performances will be offered that evening at 9:30 PM and midnight. – Read more at

American Idol’s Phillip Phillips to headline local festival – SAVANNAH, Ga. (WJCL) – Organizers officially announced that Phillip Phillips will be the lead act for the coming fall Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah on Wednesday. Known for his American Idol Season 11 victory and smash hit single “Home,” Phillips is set to headline the fourth annual show at Forsyth Park on Saturday, Nov. 8. The Georgia native will perform at the finish line concert with more than 20,000 marathon and half-marathon participants. – Read more at

Pentatonix to appear in ‘Pitch Perfect 2’?: See photos from set – Now, it looks like a notable vocal group will also pop up in the movie at some point. It started when one member of Pentatonix, who won Season 3 of “The Sing-Off,” posted a photo from the set of the movie. Scott Hoying, who you might remember from that recent Miley Cyrus medley, shared a photo of a director’s chair back from the set, emblazoned with the movie’s logo. A few hours later, the group’s official Facebook posted a photo of the whole group on set. Could they be filming roles in the film? Will they play a rival singing group or themselves? – Read more at Zap2it

Producer, Howard Benson, tweets an Update on the Caleb Johnson Album – Howard tweets, “Caleb and some singer we brought in @CalebJohnson. Almost done… one more day of vocals! @AmericanIdol”


‘American Idol’ Top 10 ready to hit the road after Binghamton debut – Finishing second on “American Idol,” attending her senior prom and graduating from high school have made the last four weeks a whirlwind for Jena Irene. “It’s probably been the best month of my life,” she said. “It’s been an awesome ride.” The ride rolls on for the 17-year-old singer from Farmington Hills, Mich., as she and the nine other members of the Fox reality show’s Top 10 (Caleb Johnson, Alex Preston, Jessica Meuse, Sam Woolf, CJ Harris, Dexter Roberts, Malaya Watson, Majesty Rose and MK Nobilette) will open a two-month tour Tuesday night at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton. – Read more at Star Gazette

Meet the Mom of NH’s American Idol – Q&A with Alice Philbrick, the mom of Alex Preston of American Idol fame – Alex Preston blew everyone away with his performances on this year’s American Idol and held strong until getting eliminated just before the final face-off. He made NH and America proud, but no one more than his mom. She had endured months of suspense as one victory piled atop another and now Alex was preparing to accompany blue-eyed soul singer Jason Mraz in the finale. Then the verdict was revealed. Alex would not be in the final sing-off. For the first time after a result was read, the Philbrick home in Mont Vernon was quiet. “We all hugged each other and toasted to Alex again and an amazing everything,” she recalls. “We knew it was all good.” – Read more at New Hampshire Magazine

Fantasia Q&A: ‘Still Full of Joy’ Ten Years In, Talks Fifth Album & ‘After Midnight’ – Do you plan to hook up again with producer Harmony Samuels for your next album? We’re going back in the studio soon. I feel like I should always do albums with Harmony because he gets me. He’s like my Quincy Jones. We started “Side Effects of You” from scratch with him going to the keyboard and just playing things. I’d be like, “I like that. Keep going.” Whenever you can create an album like that, it’s amazing. You don’t find that anymore. Normally you go into the studio and the producer gives you a track or the song is already written. Harmony allows me to be me. And will the album expand on the “rock soul” fusion you introduced on “Side Effects”? This whole rock soul direction has been on my heart. I’ll always be soulful: I started singing in the church at the age of five. So that will never go anywhere. But there’s a certain side of me that wants to tap into that whole rock world. It’s hard to come from R&B to that. But it’s something I believe in and will fight for. This will be my fifth album and 10 years in the game for me. Musically I’ve grown, and in my life I’ve grown. I want all of that reflected in my music for this album. – Read more at Billboard

Carrie Underwood: First Photo From Haitian Mission Trip – Carrie Underwood hasn’t tweeted since Thursday (June 12). And now I know why. She has apparently been in Haiti on a mission trip, God love her. I know this not because she tweeted about it but because Rhae Lauren did. Lauren, a Nashville resident, tweeted on Tuesday that she and several others were getting ready to go to work. – Read more at CMT


Clay Aiken will sing for ‘diamond’ donorsClay Aiken is tapping his “American Idol” fan base to raise money for his congressional campaign, offering a personally recorded song to the top donors. The Democrat’s campaign recently sent an email to 1,000 fans who had already contributed to the campaign asking them to join the CA4NC Circle at one of four levels: Loyalty, Gold, Platinum and Diamond. “You’ve been with Clay from the very beginning and have supported him through every minute of the last 11 years,” wrote Nick Leisey, a longtime Aiken friend who recently joined the campaign as finance director. “Your enthusiasm and support continues to be crucial, this time in helping him claim the seat in NC’s 2nd District.” The Diamond level is reserved for those who give $5,200, the maximum allowed contribution to the campaign. The personalized recording comes on an autographed CD with a handwritten note from Aiken, who finished runner-up on the reality TV show in 2003. – Read more at News Observer

Adam Levine: “The Voice” ‘Has Got a Ways to Go’ to Match “Idol” – The Voice continues to be a hit for NBC, while American Idol ratings are falling. But even Voice coach Adam Levine admits that his show hasn’t come close to being the cultural juggernaut that Idol has been for the past decade or so. Asked by Rolling Stone magazine if he’s been surprised at the “decline” of American Idol, Levine replies, “Idol has to be satisfied with what they’ve accomplished. The Voice is very successful, but it’s got a ways to go if it wants to have as profound an impact as Idol. I’m not going to lie to you: I think there are problems.” – Read more at KMBZ

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