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The American Idol Top 5 are in Tampa FL today, beginning rehearsals for tour. American Idol Live begins July 7 in Clearwater, FL.
Interview: Adam Lambert on ‘The Original High,’ ’80s Covers, Queen and Broadway – It’s the idea that music played on live instruments is more authentic that samples, computers, etc. The idea of rockism, it’s generational. I look back on the history of rock, and there’s all this amazing music and there are all these amazing bands… and it’s not something that’s as popular as it was maybe 20, 30 years ago. It’s interesting how things have changed and the sounds have kind of evolved. It’s always going to be a part of my love for music, and where I come from. My idea of an artistic identity was to be a “rock star.” That idea was something that I fell in love with, when I first wanted to be an artist. Getting to sing for Queen, and even my experience on American Idol was very rock-oriented. It’s definitely a part of me, and it’s part of the way I introduced myself to the world. But there’s more that I listen to, and more that I wanted to explore as a singer. – Read more at Radio.com
Nick Fradiani talks about the business side of winning ‘American Idol,’ writing new music and more – At what point in this whole process does the business side of winning the show really kick into high gear? Throughout the show, you knew that you were signing with Scott (Borchetta of Big Machine Records) if you did win, but there was no talk at all, literally up until the day after the finale. Even when the show ended, because we had this single out (Beautiful Life) and it was being pushed to radio, they’ve just had me everywhere doing radio promotion. Yesterday was the first time I sat with them and really talked about what I want to do. We want to put together my list of people I’d love to work with, from producers to writers. It’s been kind of a whirlwind. – Read more at Tampabay.com
Jordin Sparks, Urban Meyer among additions to All Star celebrity softball – Grammy nominated, multi-platinum artist and actress Jordin Sparks and head Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer are among the additions announced Tuesday for the All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game at Great American Ball Park. ACM’s New Artist of the Year Award winner Cole Swindell, Disney Channel’s I Didn’t Do it star Olivia Holt, Cincinnati native and Emmy Award winning actor and director Chad Lowe are also among the participants announced by Major League Baseball. Baseball legends Ozzie Smith, Rollie Fingers and Vlad Guerrero will also participate. – Read more at FOX19
Here’s A First Look At Jennifer Hudson Singing In “The Color Purple” – Jennifer Hudson, American Idol alum, Grammy winner, Oscar winner, and all-around amazing singer, is finally making her long-awaited Broadway debut this fall in The Color Purple as Shug Avery. Check out J. Hud’s incredible rendition of “Too Beautiful For Words,” which will probably give you chills. – Watch the Video at Buzzfeed
Chris Daughtry: American Idol Was the ‘Best Thing That Ever Happened’ to My Career – Chris Daughtry isn’t quite convinced American Idol is really coming to an end. “They’re probably going to bring the original judges back. It’s going to be the biggest viewing they’ve ever had. And they’re going to renew the season,” the season 5 alum told PEOPLE at the Ant-Man premiere in California. The rocker, 35, who finished fourth on Idol in 2006, told PEOPLE of his days on the singing competition show, “It was the best thing that ever happened, as far as my career is concerned. Otherwise, people wouldn’t have a clue who I was.” – Read more at People
Smash’s Megan Hilty Thinks She Would Be ‘Perfect’ for Bombshell – Last week, Universal announced that Bombshell — the musical contained within Smash — was going into development to become an actual musical following the success of its one-night-only concert. Vulture caught up with Megan Hilty, who played Ivy Lynn, the blonde ingenue vying for the role of Marilyn Monroe on the show, to ask if she would consider going in for the part. “I’d love to do it. It’s an opportunity of a lifetime,” Hilty told us at Voice for the Voiceless, a benefit concert raising money for foster children where she would be performing onstage. “It would be perfect for me, in my opinion. I mean, I know the songs and I love singing them.” – Read more at Vulture.com