Idol Headlines for 6/22/15

Tonight, the So You Think You Can Dance auditions continue in New York City! 8/7c pm FOX. The Bachelorette continues her quest to find a man, 8/7c PM ABC.

The American Idol Audition buses head to Schenley Plaza in Pittsburgh PA and San Diego Waterfront Park in San Diego. More than 500 hopefuls showed up to sing their hearts out in Pittsburgh, near the University of Pittsburgh, according to this report. When asked why they chose Pittsburgh, a producer said, “It’s one of the greatest cities on the eastern border. And we love Primanti Brothers!” That second reason is as good as any (yum. french fries on sammiches!)

The Amazing Race 27 kicked off in Venice Beach this morning with host Phil Keoghan. The public was invited to watch the contestants begin their world-wide journey. The next cycle of the race premieres on CBS in September.

Empire Stars Jussie Smollett, Yazz, and Serayah to Perform at 2015 BET Awards – Empire stars Jussie Smollett, Yazz, and Serayah will perform at the 15th annual BET Awards on Sunday, June 28, Us Weekly exclusively reveals. The Fox stars got their big breaks on the hit musical drama this spring as Jamal Lyon, Hakeem Lyon, and Tiana Brown respectively. – Read more at US Magazine

Adam Lambert on New Album: “I Still Holler…It’s Just a Little Bit More Variety” – “I definitely wanted it to be about vocals. It was just about a different color vocal,” he tells ABC Radio about the new album. “It was about being more intimate, maybe making the listener feel like I was singing right into their ear in moments.” He adds, “I definitely dug a little lower into my range than I have in the past, and I still got my Adam signature wailing bits and I still holler, but it’s just a little bit more variety as far as the places that I go.” – Read more at ABC News Radio

Adam Lambert Talks Chasing ‘The Original High’ & The Funky, Housey Sound Of His New Album: Idolator Interview – Very cool. So before we jump into your new album, let’s touch on En Vogue — what was it about Funky Divas that clicked with you as a kid in the ’90s? AL: I mean, the vocals were * crazy! Those vocals were like…what? For me, around that time, I had been doing musical theater as a kid for so long and my perspective of music was based on soundtracks I had heard from musicals, and what I heard around my house, which was more like rock, ’70s kind of stuff. So, I think discovering these soulful diva voices was such a new thing for me. The little gay boy inside was like, “Yes, girl — sing!” – Read more at Idolator

Kelly Clarkson’s Stepson Can’t Tell the Difference Between Her and Pink – Kelly Clarkson is famous for her powerful voice, but she says it’s not particularly distinctive. Case in point: Her eight-year-old stepson isn’t always sure when a song is hers. “For example, Pink came on the radio the other day and my eight-year-old [step]son said, ‘Oh my God , I love this song of yours! You have to do this one live!’” she told Britain’s Official Charts Company. “I’m no U2 or Annie Lennox – or Sia!” Clarkson, 33, instead classifies herself as a “chameleon,” who’s able to try out many different types of musical genres. Her style, she added, isn’t “100 percent definable as a single thing.” – Read more at ABC News

Carrie Underwood says focus is ‘somewhat shifted now’ – Underwood said anywhere she went, people asked how it felt to be “back” after maternity leave. The idea amused the new mother, who explained she didn’t go anywhere. “I just shifted my focus for a while, and my focus will always be somewhat shifted now,” Underwood said. “This isn’t a real world. This is a fantasy land. The real world is crying on the bus right now. I don’t know what this is, but it’s good, whatever it is.” In addition to returning to the stage, Underwood also is back in the recording studio. On Monday, she shared a photo of herself on social media wearing headphones with the caption: “Is that new music I hear???” – Read more at the Tennessean

‘Glee’s’ Amber Riley to Star in Christmas TV Movie (Exclusive) – The Dancing With the Stars winner has been tapped to star and sing in My One Christmas Wish for Up, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The TV movie musical is inspired by the true story of Jackie Turner, a straight-A college student who turns to Craigslist to post a want ad to find a family with whom she can celebrate Christmas. Riley, who is also working on her debut solo album, is repped by CAA, Coast to Coast Talent Group, Scooter Braun. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

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