Idol Headlines for 6/22/13

Angie Miller tweets, “So beyond excited to be writing with @reddecibel @adamwattsmusic @ganninarnold again today!!! #letsdothis =D”

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek – BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE’s UNITE, Set for NYC Gay Pride 2013 – Broadway Sings for Pride will kick off NYC Gay Pride 2013 by celebrating with their third annual Gay Pride benefit concert. The special one-night benefit entitled ” Unite” with join forces with American Idol and Billboard recording artistic Kimberley Locke, American Idol and Rent star Anwar Robinson and over 20 members of the Broadway community. On June 20, Broadway Sings For Pride hosted a cocktail press preview, featuring songs from the upcoming program. Click below for a sneak peek at the show! – read more at

Lipton® Iced Tea And Singer And Actress Katharine McPhee Inspire Consumers To ‘Feel The Taste Of Summer’ By Unveiling The First-Ever Lipton Sun – PURCHASE, N.Y. and ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., June 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Lipton® Iced Tea, America’s number one portfolio of teas, alongside singer and actress Katharine McPhee, celebrated the arrival of the summer solstice – the longest and brightest day of the year – by unveiling a one-of-a-kind illuminated installation to provide 24-hours of light to New Yorkers. The giant, luminous orb, aptly named the Lipton Sun, was created in partnership with world-renowned PRATT Institute, and serves to celebrate the bright and uplifting taste of summer. Last night, on June 20th, Katharine McPhee hosted the Lipton Summer TASTES Party to celebrate the inaugural lighting of the Lipton Sun. The installation remains illuminated today to extend the celebration of the summer solstice, inspiring consumers to feel the taste of summer. – Read more at PRNewswire

Danielle Bradbery: Winning The Voice Still Hasn’t Sunk In – LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Danielle Bradbery won Season 4 of “The Voice” on Tuesday and the 16-year-old singer says the magnitude of her victory has yet to fully hit her. “No, it has not [sunk in] yet,” Danielle told Kit Hoover and Billy Bush on Friday’s Access Hollywood Live. The country hopeful was mentored by coach Blake Shelton, who Danielle commended for his dedication to helping his artists – even in his downtime. – Read more at Access Hollywood

‘The Voice’ Champ Danielle Bradbery Still Isn’t Sure She’s Actually Famous – Earlier this week, Danielle Bradbery won “The Voice,” becoming the youngest champion in show history, and completing what was essentially a foregone conclusion to many. Of course, that “many” didn’t include Bradbery herself. “I kind of thought ‘If I won, what would I do?’ And according to iTunes, maybe I thought I had a chance of winning; all that stuff went through my head,” she told MTV News. “I didn’t necessarily think ‘Oh, I’m going to win;’ Michelle [Chamuel] was up there, and the Swon Brothers were up there too, so the whole time, I kept thinking that it could have been anybody.” – Read more at MTV

The Voice’s Holly Tucker on Beating Insecurity, Tackling Hymns and Never Closing the Show – Timing is everything in the music business. That’s a lesson Holly Tucker learned when she got rejected during an open-call audition for The Voice back in Season 1. “They said I had a lot of potential, but they wanted to see me grow a little bit more,” recalls Tucker. Undeterred, the Waco, TX native tried out for The X Factor, American Idol and even America’s Got Talent, coming close in several instances but with the same “no cigar” outcome. – Read more at TV Line

Bowersox contributes ‘Holy Toledo’ to Red Cross CD – Talking on the phone from California, Crystal Bowersox doesn’t sound like a 27-year-old music star. She sounds like a mom. “Quick, go get your shoes on!” she says to Tony, her 4-year-old son.“He’s 4 and a quarter. Don’t forget the quarter,” she laughs. Bowersox contributed “Holy Toledo,” one of her signature songs, to Toledo Free Press’ benefit album, “Red, White & You.” “I thought it’d be the best song for the cause,” she said. “When I play it in my hometown, people sing along to it. It doesn’t matter where I play, people sing along. I love that.” – Read more at Toledo Free Press

Idol chatter: Talking with James Durbin – When June Gloom fades away hereabouts it just doesn’t get much better. Sit on a seawall, soak up the sun and the cool breezes off that blue ocean, watch the brown pelicans soar overhead and have a phone conversation with James Durbin. Do what? Yes, talk to James Durbin. The same guy who finished fourth on American Idol two seasons ago. Listen to him tell you how former Idol winner David Cook helped him with some of the songs on his debut record – “Memories of a Beautiful Disaster.” Hear him explain how much he respects Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips and how P2 is “killin’ it” and “working his — off.” – Read more at UT San Diego

Egg hurler ‘took stand’ over miming – In an interview with The Sun newspaper, Holt, who was part of the backing group for the brothers, attacked the show for making backing performers mime. She said: “I took a stand against people miming on television and against Simon and his dreadful influence on the music industry.” Holt, reportedly a musician who took part in the 2012 series without getting past the bootcamp stage, launched the eggs at the judging panel made up of Cowell, comic David Walliams, singer Alesha Dixon and actress Amanda Holden, before being overpowered by security staff. – Read more at

GLEE’S CHRIS COLFER TURNS FAIRY GODMOTHER FOR THE LAND OF STORIES GAME – WATCH – The 21st century has caused a fair few problems for fairytale characters. Gone are the days of a simple happy ever after and with the addition of Facebook and high quality hair conditioners, everyone from Cinderella to Rapunzel are having a pretty difficult times working out the world of love. Luckily they don’t need to worry too much as Glee’s Chris Colfer is on hand to solve all of their problems with a wave of his fairy godmother style wand. (Chris has been promoting his book Land of Stories and movie Struck by Lightning in the UK and Paris. This is from the UK based Sugar Scape)

Chris Colfer Talks the Land of Stories

Well, someone had to tell Cinderella that Prince Charming is a foot fetishist, didn’t they?

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