Idol Headlines for 6/8/15

So You Think You Can Dance auditions continue 8/7c pm FOX. The Bachelorette continues her quest to find a husband 8/7c pm ABC.

Welcome home party planned for Idol’s Joey Cook – A welcome home party is planned Tuesday evening for Woodbridge High School graduate and top seven American Idol contestant Joey Cook. Katie Benjamin, also a Woodbridge graduate and former teacher there, is hosting a “Meet Joey Cook” reception from 6-8 p.m. June 9 at her Smoothie King shop, 4296 Merchant’s Plaza on Old Bridge Road in Lake Ridge. She encourages all to attend and welcome Cook home. – Read more at InsideNova

TBS, TNT & truTV Land Star-Studded iHeartRadio Music Awards – One of the industry’s biggest annual musical events is coming to TBS, TNT and truTV. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. has forged a multi-year deal with iHeartMedia, Inc. for the three networks to be the new television home for the iHeartRadio Music Awards. TBS, TNT and truTV will present a live simulcast of the annual event, which celebrates the world’s best music and performers during a truly unforgettable night. The show will also be broadcast live on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and across TBS, TNT, truTV and iHeartRadio’s digital platforms. I suppose NBC said “no thanks” to more low-rated editions – Read more at TVByTheNumbers

Jax and the JaxPack have each others’ backs – “They make me secure, like when I go on stage, whenever I was feeling kind of doubtful or insecure on Idol for my next performance,” she said. “All I would have to do is look at my tweets and see they were embracing their weirdness and tweeting these beautiful things. They made me feel like I could do no wrong. It’s art and it’s inspiring and it’s really powerful. I’m just really happy I have these people behind me as my family.” – Read more at MyCentralJersey

Tony Awards 2015: 10 Things Seen and Heard on Red Carpet – . Where do dancers find work? So You Think You Can Dance judge and American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe stopped to talk with Billboard on the red carpet about his Broadway producing debut with On the Town, and he said that Broadway is a great venue for alums of the series. “Since we started So You Think You Can Dance the standard of dance I’ve witnessed all over America is really good,” he said. “It’s so nice that dancers are being given the opportunity of their names being known. It’s not like American Idol where they get a million dollar contract; they’re lucky if they get a job.” He noted that many alums are currently working on Broadway, including in Finding Neverland and On the Town. – Read more at Billboard

India Carney recounts final performance on ‘The Voice’ – Wearing a flowing red dress, India Carney performed Michael Jackson’s “Earth Song” onstage for NBC’s “The Voice” in front of dramatic projected backdrops of scenery ranging from shores to meadows. The fourth-year music performancestudent sealed a position in the semifinal with coach and Grammy Award-winning singer Christina Aguilera in the eighth season of the reality singing competition before her journey was cut short. “In the very beginning, Christina told me she’d take me to the end and I didn’t know whether or not she was serious, but she was,” Carney said. “That end happened to be the top five andI was honored to represent her as the last person on her team.” – Read more at Daily

‘SYTYCD’: tWitch Talks Mentoring, Bows Down to His Wife – Just when you thought tWitch couldn’t get any cuter (seriously, did you see him do the Charlie Brown dance?!), now he’s talking to us about how his wife, Allison Holker, would totally kick his you-know-what if they went head-to-head in some sort of So You Think You Can Dance competition. “I’m man enough to say I’m not going to compete against my wife because she’s better than me, I’m not going to lie,” SYTYCD Season 12’s official Team Street mentor told Yahoo TV. “She’s kind of a beast on the dance floor. … Babe, you’re better than me. It’s fine. It’s good. I’m a fan.” – Read more at Yahoo

Leona Lewis Finds Her Own ‘Power’ After Leaving Behind Simon Cowell’s Label and More Insider Scoop – ?The Library at The Redbury in Hollywood served as an intimate setting for Leona Lewis to preview several tracks from her first album for Def Jam, I Am, and to drop a few more clues about her 2014 departure from her last label of seven years, Simon Cowell’s Syco Music. The 30-year-old “Bleeding Love” singer said she “felt stifled” there, particularly after she was asked to record an album of cover songs. I Am, which consists of original material, is about “me finding my own power again,” she told the crowd. The lyrics to the title track reportedly allude to Lewis’s exit from Syco. “I am somebody without you/I am free without you/I am stronger without you,” she sings. – Read more at Billboard

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