Idol Headlines for 6/30/12

Adam Lambert and Queen perform in Kiev, Ukraine today with Elton John and more.

Scotty McCreery Reflects on Life After ‘American Idol’ and What the Future Holds – Scotty McCreery has been on a steady climb to the top since being crowned the winner of ‘American Idol.’ His debut album, ‘Clear as Day,’ became an instant hit with his loyal fanbase, which allowed it to reach platinum certification soon after its release. The album spawned three hit singles — ‘I Love You This Big’ and ‘The Trouble With Girls,’ both of which have been certified gold for digital sales exceeding 500,000 downloads — as well as his latest release, ‘Water Tower Town.’ In 2012 alone, McCreery has picked up multiple awards, achieved a dream with opening spot on Brad Paisley‘s Virtual Reality Tour, and perhaps most importantly, graduated from high school. With college in the near future, McCreery is also looking ahead to his sophomore album on 19/Interscope Records/Mercury Nashville. – Read more at Taste of Country

One more Idol Junket interview with the Idols


ITV to ditch ‘The X Factor?’ – ITV are reportedly considering scrapping The X Factor and replacing it with a new “big event show”. According to the Daily Star, TV bosses are fearful that they’ve become “too reliant” on the programme and are keen to find another concept which could become as popular as Simon Cowell’s talent show behemoth. In March of this year, it was reported that Cowell was contemplating axing the show as a result of a dip in its ratings and criticism for its new judging panel. – Read more at NME

‘X Factor’ USA’s Simon Cowell: ‘The Voice knows that it stole from me’ – When asked whether he is looking to change the structure of The X Factor USA’s second season, he told reporters in Canada: “I am. I’m not going to say what it is, because as you know we are going to be competing with The Voice.”No question of doubt, I’ve already seen from last year to this year elements of what we were doing on these shows. Producers do that. They see something they like, and they’ll nick it and you end up with both shows looking the same.” When asked what he thought The Voice “nicked” from him, Cowell added: “I don’t even want to mention it. They know. Anyone who watches both shows, you’ll see where they started and where they got to and what changes. I have seen it on other shows, as well. – Read more at Digital Spy

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