Idol Headlines for 7/4/14

Happy 4th of July fellow Americans!

I mentioned this in today’s concert thread: Jordin Sparks and Phillip Phillips will perform on the PBS special, A Capitol 4th. Check your local listings for time and channel! It usually airs at 8/7c PM, but it may be different in your market. Of course there will be videos later! It’s a yearly tradition.

Also. DOUBLE AWESOMENESS on The View, Tuesday, July 8! Glee star, Chris Colfer, will be a guest to talk about his new book, The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning. It’s the 3rd in his series written for middle school readers. AND American Idol alum, Phillip Phillips will perform a song. Via Broadway World. Chris has several other TV appearances that day, including Good Morning America and The Tonight Show.

The Philly 4th of July jam featuring Jennifer Hudson and Nicki Minaj will live stream on VH1 tonight. More details HERE.

Jordin Sparks Rehearses For ‘A Capitol Fourth’ Concert in D.C. – Jordin Sparks gets her practice in for PBS’s 2014 A Capitol Fourth special on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Thursday afternoon (July 3) in Washington, D.C. The annual Fourth of July event will feature unrivaled performances from some of the country’s best-known musical artists, topped off by the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation. – Read more at Just Jared

Severe weather delays Independence Day Music Festival – Sara Robinson and the Midnight Special were ushered offstage in the midst of their Independence Day Music Festival set at roughly 8 p.m. when heavy winds and rain moved in on the concert at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, where the local rockers were warming up the crowd for American Idol Phillip Phillips. At roughly 9:30, the concert resumed when Phillips took the stage, to be followed by fireworks, as scheduled. – Read more at AZCentral

Caleb Johnson ?breaks the ‘Idol’ mold with a blast of rock – Much has been made of gender, racial and geographical biases on “American Idol,” which brings its tour to the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion on Wednesday. Why is nobody talking about the show’s slant toward pop dweebs (David Cook, Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze) and histrionic Mariah Carey clones (half the women on the show)? After years of weak Top 40 wanna­bes, finally somebody brought the rock. “The beauty of rock ’n’ roll is that it’s a freak show,” Johnson, 23, said from the tour. “The more weird, the more unique you are, the better your shot. The biggest things going are country and pop, but if I go in there guns a-blazing and full of passion, I can break through.” Embarrassed to admit this is from my hometown newspaper, The Boston Herald…Jed Gottlieb has a history of despising American Idol and its alum. I can’t wait to read his review of Caleb’s album, where the singer will most assuredly will be placed squarely in HAC territory…The Boston Herald

The Voice’ alum Will Champlin has new music, Niagara Falls tour stop – The song was created, Champlin said, when he and his bandmates, “just started kind of messing around with sounds.” They merged a dubstep beat with a banjo riff and some rocking drums to create an exotic, fist-pumping tune Yahoo! writer Jonathan Frahm described as “totally different” and “something unique in and of itself to the music industry.” “It just came together,” Champlin said. “To hear the final product is just breathtaking. We’re real proud of it.” “Eye of the Pyramid” is the lead track from Champlin’s just-released “Borrowing Trouble.” The singer said, “It’s kind of a mix, a little bit (reflecting his varied musical tastes), but we’re keeping a lot of the same continuity as far as some of the industrial elements.” Read more at NFP

Little Mix Cancel North American Leg of ‘Salute’ Tour – “As a group we decided that creating an amazing 3rd album had to take priority,” the group shared. “We’re so sorry to all the Mixers who bought tickets to come and see the show. As soon as the album is finished, we promise to make plans to return to the US and perform for you all.” – Read more at Just Jared

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