Idol Headlines for 6/26/14

Candice Glover to perform at October USCB homecoming concert – Lowcountry native and “American Idol” winner Candice Glover will perform during homecoming weekend at the University of South Carolina Beaufort on Oct. 4. Glover’s concert will take place on the Hilton Head Gateway campus in Bluffton. Gates will open at 5 p.m. Her concert will begin at 7:30 p.m., preceded by an opening act at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, which are free for USCB students and children under 5 and $15 for the general public, go on sale Aug. 17. Tickets will be $20 at the door. Details: – Read more at

Teen Lifeline to Honor GRAMMY Nominated Singer-Songwriter, Actress and Philanthropist Jordin Sparks – PHOENIX — Teen Lifeline will honor Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, actress and philanthropist Jordin Sparks with the Alfredo J. Molina Community Lifeline Award at Teen Lifeline’s 2014 Connections of Hope event at the Montelucia Resort on November 7, 2014. – Read more at Fort Mill Times

UAB’s Alys Stephens Center presents Lalah Hathaway and Ruben Studdard – Join the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center on July 17 for an evening with Lalah Hathaway and Ruben Studdard, as they perform classic soul coupled with R&B hits in concert. – Read more at

‘Voice’ activated: Reigning champ Josh Kaufman leads nationwide tour of NBC show – He wasn’t very familiar with reality television when he drove from Indianapolis to St. Louis last July for his audition. “I never watch much of those shows,” Kaufman told The Sun in a recent phone interview just before the start of tour rehearsals. “I don’t watch much of anything on TV, to be honest. I pretty much watch ESPN and kids shows.” But he had watched a little of The Voice. “It seemed more interesting than American Idol or other shows. I liked the format. They seemed to remain positive about everybody. I really appreciated that.” – Read more at the Lowell Sun

New Orleans ‘American Idol’ auditions 2014: Is the next superstar singer one of us? – The “American Idol” auditions roadshow comes to New Orleans on Wednesday (June 25), with an all-day open-call hootenanny scheduled for Lakefront Arena. The Fox singer-search has come to town several times over the past decade, and our region has produced many memorable contestants (George Huff to Lindsey Cardinale to Judd Harris to Joshua Ledet). And, this past season, New Orleans contributed a new judge, Harry Connick Jr., to the long-running series. Check out the Link for Photos and Videos – Read more at

American Idol auditions behind the scenes


Sneak Peek at Carrie Underwood’s New NBC Sunday Night Football Intro

NBC tweeted a photo of Carrie Underwood behind the scenes yesterday at the shoot for the new Sunday Night Football intro. “Waiting all day…all week…all off season for Sunday Night w/ @carrieunderwood #SNFopen #SNF”


‘Voice’ runner-up Worthington is ready for a career in country – Texas country boy Jake Worthington may have come in second on NBC’s sixth season of “The Voice” in May, but graduating from high school less than a month later served as a bigger prize to the 18-year-old singer. “That’s definitely Number 1. It may seem small to a lot of folks, but to me it’s me saying, ‘All right Jake, it’s time for real life,’ ” Worthington says from his home in La Porte, Texas. – Read more at Charlotte Observer

‘Glee’s Melissa Benoist Joins ‘The Longest Ride’; ‘Sicario’ Adds ‘Captain America 2?s Maximiliano Hernandez; Shane Black Rebooting ‘Predator’ – Glee‘s Melissa Benoist has landed a role in Fox 2000?s The Longest Ride. Benoist, who plays Marley on Fox’s singing drama, will play Marcia, the well intentioned roommate of Sophie, in the Nicholas Sparks adaptation. Britt Robertson and Scott Eastwood lead the cast as a young couple whose romance parallels the the intertwined love story of a local elderly man and his lady love. Alan Alda and Jack Huston recently boarded the project under helmer George Tillman, Jr. Benoist, meanwhile, plays opposite Miles Teller in Sony Classics’ Sundance darling Whiplash and recently filmed Imagine opposite Al Pacino and Jennifer Garner. She’s repped by UTA, Authentic and Frankfurt Kurnit. – read more at Deadline

Johnny Depp Will Choose Winner of Chinese Reality Show – Johnny Depp will be able to add “Chinese reality show judge” to his long and impressive résumé on Friday when he helps select the winner of the hit show Chinese Dream Show, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Whoever Depp chooses will get the chance to return to Hollywood with him and live out their star-studded dream. – Read more at Rolling Stone

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