Idol Headlines for 7/16/14

SORRY FOR THE DELAY! I’m moving the site to another host, and it’s been a struggle. The techs worked all morning and were still unable to complete the task. Issues! So I will resume blogging, and we’ll give it another go on Saturday.

Meanwhile: Tonight, the SYTYCD Top 18 perform for YOUR VOTES. Two more dancers, a boy and a girl, will leave the competition. A Great Big World is set to Perform their Single, “Say Something,” and Misty Copeland Returns to Guest Judge. Join Mac for his live blog. 8/7c PM FOX.

Big Brother 16 continues! Who will win the Power of Veto? Tune in tonight to find out. I’ll be live blogging the shenanigans.

American Idol Season 9 alum, Siobhan Magnus singing Backups for Boston – Siobhan’s uncle is the bassist for the 70s rock group, Boston. She’s been on the road with them singing backups. From a Pittsburgh concert review “A late-set surprise was the appearance of Siobhan Magnus, niece of bassist Tracy Ferrie and one of the most underrated of the “American Idol” alums. Her high-pitched screams on “Walk On” shot it to another level of hyperspace. – Post-Gazette

‘Idol’ tour brings Bradenton’s Woolf home – Bradenton teenager Sam Woolf says he grew up watching “American Idol” and now he’s living a dream come true, singing on the “American Idol Live!” tour. Last summer, he took a course at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and was selected to perform in a singer-songwriter showcase. While in Boston, he auditioned for “American Idol.” He was accepted at Berklee, but that might be put on hold because of his “Idol” success. “I want to go to California or Nashville and perform my music and see what happens,” he says. – Read more at

Jordin Sparks And Miranda Cosgrove Join The NFL’s Women’s Apparel Campaign – Jordin Sparks, former American Idol winner, and Nickelodeon star Miranda Cosgrove will join the campaign for the NFL’s new Women’s Apparel line reports Promotional advertisements have already begun filming and with football season just a few months away fans can look forward to seeing the two starts model the new apparel. – Read more at Empty

Danny Gokey Q & A, New Album and New Book – How did you go about pursuing your music dreams after American Idol? I simply followed the plan God laid out through faith. I believed, hoped and prayed that God would open the right doors and shut every door that was not of Him. Part of the plan God led me on was to sign with record labels and work with producers who could help flesh out what God put on my heart for what my music was to be. God helped connect me with all the right teams to help create the sound that is now being heard on radio and has been released on my most recent album. It was all about finding the right team and trusting in God’s timing and ways. Patience and trust were required so many times through that process. Read more at Family Focus

Caleb Johnson – The Journey Begins: Part II

Vibeology: Paula Abdul’s Favorite Choreography Moments of Her Career – In preparation for the Dizzy Feet Gala as well as the fourth annual National Dance Day on July 26, Yahoo Music asked Paula to pick her favorite routines from her amazing three-decade career. Come dance down memory lane, as she dishes about what happened onstage and behind the scenes. – Read more at Yahoo Music

Chris Colfer – St. Louis Q&A

Glee star, Chris Colfer, answered questions in front of a crowd of 900+ fans at the St Louis County Library last night. I’m posting, because at about the 3:44 mark, Chris has some really nice things to say about Adam Lambert (who guest starred on Glee), whom he considers a really good friend at this point.

‘So You Think You Can Dance’: Nigel Lythgoe promises ‘Dance Moms’ Abby Lee Miller will not be judging – Zap2it: Are you strict about age limits? Nigel Lythgoe: The rules are 18 to 30. I don’t want the Dance Moms. Abby Lee Miller will not be judging. We have to keep the integrity. Zap2it: Last year, you danced, plans to do so again? Nigel Lythgoe: I did last year, with Mary. I did a tap routine about four years ago. I totally lost the ability to be taught. – Read more at Zap2it

Scientists name Puerto Rico water mite after JLo – SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) – Pop singer Jennifer Lopez may be thinking life is funny after a group of scientists named a water mite in her honor after discovering a new species near Puerto Rico. The music of the Bronx, New York-born entertainer who has Puerto Rican roots was a hit with the group while they wrote about their findings, biologist Vladimir Pesic said in an email Wednesday. “The reason behind the unusual choice of name for the new species is … simple: J.Lo’s songs and videos kept the team in a continuous good mood when writing the manuscript and watching World Cup Soccer 2014,” said Pesic, who works at the University of Montenegro. – Read more at The Associated Press

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