Idol Headlines for 9/27/12 – The Evening Edition

Mohegan Sun in Connecticut tweets, “Tonight! @CaseyJames from @AmericanIdol plays in the #WolfDen. The free show starts at 8pm”

The X Factor USA tweets, “Word on the street is @britneyspears @SimonCowell @LA_Reid & @ddlovato are making an appearance in the UK soon ;) #OnTV”

Colton Dixon tweets, “Writing another tune with @regisfunk and nick of kutless today. #sick”

Phillip Phillips tweets, “Working hard in the studio. Cant wait to play in DC tomorrow!”

Jessica in talks for solo concert? – MANILA, Philippines — “American Idol” runner-up and “proud Filipina” Jessica Sanchez is reportedly in negotiations to stage her first solo concert in the Philippines next year. Following her recent concert with fellow “Idol” finalists in Manila, the 17-year-old singer is in talks for a possible solo gig in the Philippines as early as February next year, the Philippine Daily Inquirer has reported. – Read more at ABS-CBNNews

Jessica: No culture shock – When Jessica Sanchez was presented as Bench endorser last Tuesday, the unmitigated Philippine media was cut short when they started asking “forbidden” questions such as those about her parents (according to reports, her biological father and mother are pure Filipino and her adoptive father is Mexican-American) and the issue against her raised by a certain Courtney Blooding (said to be Charice’s manager).
“I was born in America,” Jessica told Funfare in a one-on-one the other day before she was introduced in a presscon as the newest Jollibee endorser (after Sarah Geronimo who people said is her lookalike), “but I consider myself a Filipino” — through and through, that is, even if she doesn’t speak Filipino. – Read more at Philstar

SYTYCD Winner Chehon Wespi-Tschopp on Tough Judging and the Meaning of ‘The Suitcase’ – Chehon Wespi-Tschopp was well aware that most of his ballet-world contemporaries would think him crazy for abandoning a lead role in the touring production of Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away for a chance to audition for So You Think You Can Dance, but he saw it a different way. “I’m the type of person who never wants to become complacent. Whatever I do, I always want to keep pushing myself and keep growing,” says the the Swiss-raised 23-year-old. “Sometimes you have to take a small step backwards before you can really grow.” – Read more at TV Line

What’s Driving Ryan Seacrest – This past week, Ryan Seacrest launched the 2012 Ford Fusion in the center of Times Square in New York City. So I asked the American Idol host about his mettle behind the pedal. Q: What kind of driver were you when you first learned how to drive? Ryan Seacrest: I was actually not a bad driver. My father used to take me to a parking lot about 10 minutes from where i grew up and we would learn how to go forward, go backward and learn how to parallel park. So by the time I could really drive, I wasn’t so bad. Just a few minor fender benders. Nothing major, thank God. – Read more at Huffington Post

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