Idol Headlines for 9/23/14

The Voice 7 premiere week continues tonight! Join our live blog at 8/7c pm NBC.

It’s another special Dancing with the Stars results show, before the series cuts back to once a week (Mondays) beginning next week. Join Celebrity Bug’s Live Blog at 8/7c PM.

Fantasia and Ruben Studdard perform tonight at a fundraiser for Clay Aiken’s congressional candidacy. – Check out the details HERE

Listen to the Full Length album Reverie, from American Idol 9 alum, Didi Benami. Yahoo Music is streaming it HERE.

Kelly Clarkson to Be Honored at Musicians on Call Charity Concert – Jessie J, Nick Jonas, and Canadian pop star Shawn Mendes will all perform at Musicians on Call’s 15th anniversary celebration, which will take over New York City’s Espace on November 18th. The event will honor Kelly Clarkson and Republic Records Executive Vice President Charlie Walk, both of whom are heavily involved with the nonprofit organization that arranges live and recorded music to be provided to the bedsides of hospital patients across the country. – Read more at Rolling Stone

‘Big Brother’ Host Julie Chen Breaks Down Season 16’s Best Moves and Her Pick to Win – The Hitmen with Derrick and Cody, which formed on Day 2, seems to be the one alliance that remained steadfast in their mission, adapting and winning when needed. Are they this season’s best alliance? They are the best alliance this season because they each picked early on a trustworthy person. Cody is never going to double-cross his mentor in this game, Derrick, and Derrick is not going to double-cross Cody because he’s got this game locked up. He doesn’t have to take Victoria to the finals to win a half million dollars. He’s got it in the bag. That being said, if Cody stood in his way of winning a half million dollars … Derrick is a smart man, he’s playing for real life, he’s playing for his baby daughter and his wife. Who knows what he would do if he had to. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Rita Ora to Replace Kylie Minogue as Coach on U.K.’s ‘The Voice’ – Rita Ora, who has worked with such brands as Adidas, is joining the BBC’s U.K. version of singing competition The Voice as the fourth coach on the upcoming fourth season. Kylie Minogue this year had filled that spot, but was widely expected not to continue on the show and quit this spring. Ora will join coaches Tom Jones, and Ricky Wilson of the Kaiser Chiefs. The coaches will all be heading to Salford in Manchester for the blind auditions next month, with the new season coming to BBC One in January. – Read more at Billboard

‘Idol’ alums headline ‘Joseph’ at Hershey Theatre – HERSHEY, Pa. (WHTM) – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat opens Tuesday at Hershey Theatre. The popular Andrew Lloyd Webber musical stars two former American Idol contestants, Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo. “Joseph is a story from the Bible. It’s a story about second chances, about family, and of course about dreaming,” DeGarmo said. “There’s literally so much fun music and everybody knows the music, but you don’t know you know it until it happens,” Young said. Young, who portrays Joseph, was a contestant on the reality show eight years ago. DeGarmo, who was the runner-up 11 years ago, sings the part of the Narrator. “We have a lot of people that will come see the show because they’re Idol fans, or will be sitting in the audience and read their Playbill and go, ‘American.. oh I know that name,” DeGarmo said. “So that kind of boosts their memory. It’s really fun.” – Read more at

Jennifer Hudson Introduces New Sound at ‘JHUD’ Release Party in NYC – Hours before the release of her third studio album, JHUD, Jennifer Hudson greeted an audience on New York City’s Gramercy Park Hotel rooftop for an intimate Q&A and listening session, hosted by Gilt City. Fans funneled into the swanky rooftop terrace for an evening with the singer-actress, complete with a first listen to what is a wholly different side to Hudson, an added dimension to her personality and oeuvre that counterbalances the stirring ballads that have come to define her. “A part of my dream was for my fans to know me,” Hudson said while seated in the corner, the Empire State Building in the distance behind her. “You should have a sense of who you’re following.” – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

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