Idol Headlines for 7/12/14

Elise Testone offers advice before American Idol auditions in Myrtle Beach – Former Coastal Carolina student and American Idol finalist Elise Testone caught up with The Sun News to offers some advice to hopeful stars a week before the American Idol bus makes a stop in Myrtle Beach. – Read more at Myrtle Beach Online

‘American Idol’ producer shares a few tips for hopefuls – Robinson brought up the name of contestant Caleb Johnson, who auditioned three times over the course of four years. “He kept coming back and coming back and was better each time,” Robinson said. “Those first initial performances were stripped down and raw. But when he came back the last time, he just blew me away in the first round. He had really grown as a performer.” Johnson won the “American Idol” competition in late May. – Read more at

Her own thing: Bowersox brings singing, songwriting, guitar talents to Ottawa for Starved Rock County concert – “It’s not just an ‘Idol’ show,” Bowersox said in a phone interview from her home. “People come to hear Crystal Bowersox and her original songs. Not that I’m not grateful (about ‘Idol,’), but I need a platform to do my own thing.” “We are thrilled to have Crystal as a part of our Starved Rock Country concert series,” said John Newby, publisher of The Times and founder of Starved Rock Country. “Markets our size rarely bring in such nationally acclaimed acts and we couldn’t do it without all the support from our business partners. As support grows, so will our slate of quality performances such as Crystal in 2015 and beyond.” – Read more at MyWebTimes

Party! ‘Drag Race’ Alum Adore Delano Performs for Yahoo – The best-selling album by any Drag Race contestant, Adore’s full-length debut Till Death Do Us Party recently hit No. 59 on the Billboard albums chart, and even went top 10 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Albums chart and iTunes’ pop chart. But of course, Adore honed her skills on an even more popular talent show, American Idol, back in Season 7— as Danny Noriega — so of course she knows how to do more than just lip-synch for her life. Adore recently visited Yahoo Music for a sickening acoustic performance (something few other singing RuPaul’s Drag Race alums, other than Courtney Act and Jinkx Monsoon, could ever pull off), followed by one of the funniest, fiercest interviews in Reality Rocks history. So come on, all you punk-rock mermaids and polish-removers! Shanté, stay, and party along. –

Sound Check: Dia Frampton credits ‘The Voice’ with pushing career along – Dia Frampton tries to wear her status as elder stateswoman on The Voice Tour well. “Even before ‘The Voice,’ I was the elder, in a way,” notes Frampton, 26, who was the inaugural season’s runner-up in 2011 after coming to the show from the band Meg & Dia with her sister, with whom she released four albums. “I’ve been touring almost 10 years now, on the road eight months of the year. My career was already in motion before I joined the show.” – Read more at The Oakland Press

Simon Cowell: I’ll watch cartoons with baby Eric and teach him to go-cart – Lauren Silverman will do the telling off – Simon Cowell can’t wait to do lots of fun activities with baby Eric as he grows up. The X Factor judge thinks girlfriend Lauren Silverman, who gave birth to Eric in February, will probably tackle the discipline side whereas he’ll be the more lax parent. ‘I expect so, yes,’ says Simon, 54. ‘My dad was a total softie with me. My mum was the disciplinarian, so I’ll probably be exactly the same. ‘I’m looking forward to doing the fun stuff – teaching him to go-cart, watching all the movies I used to watch, the cartoons. ‘I don’t think I’ll be able to do the telling off. I’m the same with my dogs – I’m hopeless when they do something wrong. – Read more at Now Magazine

Chris Colfer on His New Kids’ Book, Gloria Estefan, and Rewriting History – For fans of the series, there’s much to look forward to from Colfer. For starters, he has a fourth book in the works, as well as a picture book based on one of the tales. There’s also the possibility of a feature film based on the novels, or even a “Matilda meets Into the Woods/ Wicked” Broadway show. According to Colfer, he’s taking meetings and listening to some pretty convincing pitches. “At first, when the first book came out, I never wanted it to happen because I just wanted it to have a life as a book,” explains Colfer, “because it’s a book about storytelling. But, I never expected them to do as well as they have, and to become as big of a deal as they have. I think the kids that read the books really want to see the characters come to life, so I’m very open to the idea of a movie now. I’ve been taking a lot of meetings, so we’ll see.” – Read more at The Cultist

‘Big Brother 16’: Paola Shea on Her Biggest Regret, Horrible Deals and Showmances – How would you have approached your game differently? I definitely tried to play the weak-played card, which I knew wasn’t going to work out because everybody wanted Devin out. I wished I campaigned more but at this point, it was really hard to campaign because I knew what the house wanted and I knew they wanted to keep a stronger competitor. I think they would have kept me because I’m not a threat. When I was talking to Christine and a bunch of people, it was best for them to keep Zach because he was a tougher competitor and he could win HOHs and take Devin out. People probably chose to keep him there because Zach was going to be a target and not them. But I definitely wished I lied more and made deals with people, but it’s hard when you’re seen as the weakest player. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

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