Idol Headlines for 6/27/14

‘American Idol’ finalist Matt Giraud to perform in Paw Paw – PAW PAW, MI — Kalamazoo songwriter and former “American Idol” finalist Matt Giraud will perform in Paw Paw in late July. He will play from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 26 on the riverside deck and amphitheater of Warner Vineyards, 706 S. Kalamazoo St. in Paw Paw. – Read more at MLive

“American Idol” alum Taylor Hicks to perform at Georgia charity concert – Past “American Idol” champ Taylor Hicks teams up with country artist Jessie James Decker for a benefit concert at 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro. “I am super excited,” Hicks said during a phone interview. “Whenever children are involved and you know your job is to raise awareness and raise funds, that makes it even more sweet. You just hope that ultimately their lives will be affected for the good.” – Read more at Access Atlanta

American Idol Star Jena Irene Talks to Deadline Detroit About the Show and Touring – DD: What’s your game plan for after the tour?
Jena: I’m still on hold. I definitely want to sign with 19 Entertainment because I’ve already been working with them the past 6 months and they’re really good people. But, it’s up to them to decide if they want to pick me up. I’m also researching different writers that I would want to write with for the album. DD: Do you have any idea what direction you want to take the album in?
Jena: I want me with a piano playing Paramore-sounding stuff mixed with house. House music has always been my favorite type of music. It gets me so pumped up! – Read more at Deadline Detroit

The season-10 favorite reveals “Idol” judge has “taken singer under her wing” during Beverly Hills charity event at Crustacean for David Foster Foundation. – “Jen’s been really amazing to me since I did the show and she’s always been very supportive,” Toscano gushed. “The fact that she’s kind of taken me under her wing and trusts me to sing on stage with her and perform with her is a true blessing. I’m learning a lot from her. That, for me, is the best experience.” Other Idol alums Jessica Sanchez (season-11 runner-up) and Candice Glover (season-12 winner), also joined Toscano onstage. Additional highlights included performances by Juliet Simms (The Voice, season two), Nikola Bedingfield (sister of Daniel and Natasha Bedingfield), boy-band-turned-solo-artist Travis Garland, a break-up anthem from Brandyn Burnette, an acoustic set from Open Air Stereo and a sampling of songs by newbie Noelle Bean. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

‘Astro’ cites alien encounters; Stars sparkle in NYC – Brian “Astro” Bradley is not like most teenagers. We got clued to that when he became the first rapper to rise in a TV singing competition – Fox’s “The X Factor.” He doesn’t like sports or science fiction too much, either, proclaiming to be more a “comedy-slash-drama-slash-action type of person.” Yet here he is countering that as he heads a young cast in his first film “Earth to Echo,” an alien encounter story opening on July 2. – Read more at Wave Newspapers

The Bluebird Cafe with Casey James – ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp 2014

Carrie Underwood Talks Teaming Up With Miranda Lambert

Angie In Asia // Episode 8: Bali – Dreamers,
Wow, I can’t believe it’s over! Thank you sooo much for watching all of these videos and going on this journey with me! I am PUMPED for the future!! Really making my music the BEST for you guys!!
Can’t wait!

Jacquie Lee joins The Voice Summer Tour at Hershey Theatre – “I’ve been to [Six Flags] Great Adventure a bunch, and I know all of their rides now and I’m used to it. I’m really excited to go to Hershey,” Lee said. “Just because it’s based on chocolate, it’s already met my expectations.” This tour is the first of many, we predict for Lee. While the winner of “The Voice” receives a contract from Universal, Lee just missed the cut. Even though she came in second place to Tessanne Chin, Lee’s booming voice landed her a contract with Atlantic Records. She said at the end of the show, she was nervous. – Read more at Penn Live

Leona Lewis: ‘It must be terrible to be One Direction’ – Leona Lewis has sympathised with One Direction, telling Digital Spy that it must be “terrible” to live at their level of fame. The ‘Glassheart’ singer, who was label mates with the X Factor group before moving from Syco to Island, said that she couldn’t deal with having fans as obsessive as Directioners. “I’ve been quite lucky in that sense,” she told DS. “I’ve never had anyone hide in a bedroom [or had] someone get into my hotel room. – Read more at Digital Spy

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