Idol Headlines for 7/31/12

See the Season 11 Top 10 on the American Idol LIVE! Tour 2012 at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson, MS.
Bo Bice, Ruben Studdard, Vonzell Solomon, Katie Stevens and RJ Helton perform at the Andy Williams Moon River Theatre in Branson, MO. Read more at AmericanIdol

Lee DeWyze announced yesterday on twitter that he’ll be playing a stageit show. “I have the best fans in the world, so Im Playing an ONLINE show EVERYONE can attend. Offering 250 tickets right now!”  You can by tickets at StageIt.  Stage it is a Skype like concert, beamed in from the artist’s venue of choice–usually their living room! Kris Allen recently performed for Stageit, with proceeds going to charity. Lee’s concert is set for August 21 at 9:00 PM EDT.

Interview: Backstage with American Idol’s DeAndre Brackensick – Sunday, July 22, 2012 was a big night for a certain member of the American Idol season 11 Top 10. DeAndre Brackensick returned to his hometown of San Jose, Calif. to perform live as part of the current American Idols Live! tour. Before 17-year-old Brackensick hit the stage at the HP Pavilion, he sat down with me backstage for a quick chat. He talked with me about being home and performing in front of his hometown crowd, his thoughts on Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez leaving the show, and his advice for season 12’s contestants. – Read more at

Interview: Jessica Sanchez and DeAndre Brackensick on Tour with American Idol LIVE! – The youngest performers on the current American Idol LIVE! (not to mention newly announced romantic couple) are 17-year-old DeAndre Brackensick and 16-year-old Jessica Sanchez. Brackensick finished eighth on season 11 of American Idol, while Sanchez—thanks to a dramatic “judge’s save” in top seven week—made it all the way to second place. – Read more at The Morton Report

Louisiana’s Own American Idol, Joshua Ledet, Returns on “Idol” Tour – “I already had a big home cooked meal from my mom, she cooked for me, Phillip, Jessica, DeAndre, Hollie and Skylar, we all went to my house and ate a home cooked meal so it was fun,” said Ledet. Top two finalist Jessica Sanchez said she enjoyed South Louisiana and spending time with Ledet’s family, “It’s a whole different thing when you’re at their house and their home and you just experience where you live and their food was amazing.” – Read more at

David Archuleta talks about his upcoming BEGIN. album and more. Pt.3

Aerosmith Reacts to Steven Tyler Leaving ‘American Idol’ – Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton says singer Steven Tyler’s decision to quit his side gig as an American Idol judge was a relief to the band. “The thing is, it turned out to be quite a demand on his time,” Hamilton said in an interview with Classic Rock magazine. He added that the show became a bone of contention in band meetings. “The whole plan of how we were going to deal with Idol is something we hammered out last year. It almost got to the point of using real hammers,” he said. – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

‘Not my cup of tea’: Tyler opens up about Idol gig – The singer quit the show after two seasons earlier this month – a day before fellow judge Jennifer Lopez followed him out the door – and he is now admitting he only agreed to sit alongside J.Lo and Randy Jackson for the cash, and to give his bandmates the chance to calm down after he announced plans for a hiatus. “It was something to do while the storm blew by, to be honest … not my cup of tea,” he tells Rolling Stone magazine. – Read more at WAToday

Former ‘Idol’ Kimberley Locke wants judge’s chair – Kimberley Locke wants to fill that vacant judge’s chair on “American Idol.” The season two finalist feels having a former contestant on the show can bring renewed interest to the popular TV singing competition. “I would love to sit in that chair and, you know, give some advice from the contestant’s standpoint because I’ve been on that stage and I know what it’s like,” Locke said Monday in an interview with The Associated Press. But don’t consider her a pushover. Locke says she would be brutally honest about each performance and “give it with no fluff.” – Read more at The News Tribune

Sheryl Crow Granted Temporary Restraining Order Against Phillip Gordon Sparks – LOS ANGELES — A judge has granted Sheryl Crow a temporary restraining order against a man who is accused of threatening to shoot the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter. The order requires Phillip Gordon Sparks, 45, to stay 100 yards away and not attempt to contact Crow, her family or any of her workers. She wrote in a sworn statement that she is fearful of Sparks because he has claimed in profane online tirades that she has stolen money from him and broken into his house. She also states Sparks recently went to the offices of an entertainment union and told a worker that he was going to “just shoot” her. – Read more at Huffington Post

Dancing With the Stars All-Star Bristol Palin Defended by Derek Hough: “Good for Her!” – “Unfortunately with the Palin drama and crazy entertainment it’s brought to the United States, I suppose it comes with the territory,” Hough, 27, told me at the Dizzy Feet Foundation’s Celebration of Dance gala at L.A.’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
“But I think,” he continued, “Good for her—good for her to put herself out there because it’s really easy to kind of hibernate and just to disappear.” – Read more at EOnline

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