Idol Headlines for 9/4/14

It’s double elimination the Big Brother LIVE elimination! I’ll be live blogging all of the drama, beginning at 9/8c PM CBS.

The Voice coach, Pharrell, will perform on tonight’s NFL Kickoff 2014 special at 7:30 pm. Sunday Night Football kicks off on Thursday (got that?) at 8:30 pm.

Florida Georgia Line to Perform Live on Season Premiere of Nashville – Florida Georgia Line is so hot right now, even the cast of Nashville wants to see the guys play live! And what the Nashville cast wants, the Nashville cast gets, apparently: the CMA award-nominated duo will rock out live on the show’s season 3 premiere later this month, PEOPLE confirms. As if that’s not enough pressure, they’ll actually have to do it twice – for both East and West Coast audiences. “Florida Georgia Line is one of the music industry’s hottest groups. They’ve achieved the level of stardom that we explore every week on Nashville, so we are delighted to have them perform live on both coasts for our historic third season premiere,” says Nashville executive producer Dee Johnson. – Read more at People

Candice Glover Auditioned Fans to Open for her Fan Appreciation Shows – I know y’all were wondering why I asked for videos awhile back, and I can finally announce that I’m having an intimate TWO NIGHT Fan Appreciation Concert where FANS actually open for me!!!! I’m so excited to be able to put together this event with the help of Rob Harrelson, to show appreciation for those who look up to me. I hope you all will join me on this two night event on January 2nd and 3rd at the Palmetto Center in Hampton SC. Other performers include some of my friends from American Idol: David Willis, Sarina Joi Crowe, Savion Wright, Emily Piriz and Laquan Fields. – Check out Candice’s Facebook Page for Ticket Info

Sam Woolf to perform at Bradenton’s IMG Academy – BRADENTON, Fla. – American Idol finalist Sam Woolf will play a “Welcome Home” concert September 27th at IMG Academy Stadium. Proceeds from the concert will support the new Sam Woolf Scholarship Fund, established via the Del Couch Music Foundation. The new fund is aimed at raising money to give budding musicians like Woolf opportunities they might not otherwise receive. – Read more at My Sun Coast

‘American Idol’ Winner, Singer/Songwriter Kris Allen to Perform at 2014 Global Genes Tribute to Champions of Hope Gala – ALISO VIEJO, Calif. — Global Genes™ announced today platinum recording artist Kris Allen, best known for winning season eight of ‘American Idol’; singer/songwriter Jessi Malay; and dance team Culture Shock LA will perform at the 3rd Annual Tribute to Champions of Hope™ Gala on Saturday, September 13, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa in Huntington Beach, CA. The Tribute to Champions of Hope Gala celebrates the pioneering achievements of individuals and corporations in the rare and genetic disease community who are leading the fight against rare disease. This event continues to raise awareness for the over 7,000 different types of rare diseases that affect roughly 30 million Americans and approximately 350 million people worldwide. Proceeds from the evening will benefit Global Genes’ educational programs, as well as the innovative Undiagnosed Patient Program, which aims to support direct funding for complex diagnostics, including genome sequencing for patients struggling to find a diagnosis. – Read more at HeraldOnline

Salinas: James Durbin to be judge at Northridge Mall “Idol” competition – SALINAS >> American Idol contestant James Durbin stood in line in the cold for 38 hours to get his first TV audition. Now, he’s going to help some lucky local singer bypass the long line and head straight to the show’s producers for a shot at stardom. Durbin will serve as a judge on the “Battle for the Silver Ticket,” a singing competition which takes place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at Northridge Mall in Salinas. The event will give local singers between 15- and 28-years-old an opportunity to compete for an audition in front of producers for Season 14 of American Idol. The new season premiers January 2015 on the Fox network. – Read more at Monterey Herald

Behind-The-Scenes: Carrie Underwood’s ‘Sunday Night Football’ Pre-Game

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Keith Urban: CMA nods make for ‘extraordinary morning’ – Keith Urban was on dad duty this morning when his cellphone started blowing up. “I was dropping the kids at school, and I couldn’t respond to the texts because I was driving,” says the country singer and American Idol judge, who received Country Music Association Awards nominations in four categories today. “It was a great way to start the morning.” – Read more at USA Today

‘The Voice’ Winner Tessanne Chin Talks Adam Levine, ‘Count On My Love’ & Answers 5 Fun Questions [VIDEO, EXCLUSIVE]

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Nigel Lythgoe: ‘Talent Shows Should Actually Be About Talent’ – “It needs courage from the networks [to greenlight a new talent show] that are watching so many other shows fail,” Nigel told Yahoo Music’s Reality Rocks Wednesday night after the SYTYCD Season 11 finale. “But that doesn’t mean that the public doesn’t want it. I think a lot of people out there want that. You’ve just got to be careful that you put the right talent in front of the camera — and not ignore the talent. There’s so many gimmicks on these shows that we’re forgetting what the real idea of the show is, which is to promote the talent out there! It’s about [the contestants]. It’s not about the judges; it’s not about gimmicks. It’s about talent. And I think everyone can respect that. “When you see people like Susan Boyle, who you just don’t anticipate is going to be that good, it leaves you open-mouthed when you hear them sing. And that’s what we need to be finding. Let’s not get lazy with the talent search. Don’t just look on the Web and think you can find the talent. Go out and find it. It’s there!”

More at Yahoo.com

Max Adler Addresses Klaine Split Rumors – “With ‘Glee’ you can’t say anything. They really will kill you over there,” he says about the rumored hookup. “I can confirm I am coming back. Karofsky is back in the picture and I know they have signed me on for the first four [episodes]. I have read the first two.” “I do have scenes with Kurt and Blaine and in what regard, what happens, lips are definitely sealed on that,” he adds. “Karofsky’s there and he’s alive and well and living life.” And yes, he is very aware you don’t want to see him break up your favorite TV couple. “Honestly, It’s flattering,” he says of some of the backlash. “They care, because they’re invested in not only the story lines, but the characters and the show. I think that’s a credit to the writers and producers that six seasons in, you still have these really passionate, die-hard fans. I think that’s a good thing.” – Read more at TooFab

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