Headlines: Idol Top Five Talk Tour, Carrie Underwood, David Cook’s Busy Weekend

‘American Idol’: The Final Five Fan Out for Prince, Carrie Underwood; Talk Tour – Rounding out the final five with Barrett, Woodard, and Hutchinson are Cade Foehner and Maddie Poppe. Now they’re all on their way to Nashville to work with mentor and former “American Idol” winner, Carrie Underwood. “When I was younger I remember I had a Carrie poster hung up in my room, and I know her whole ‘Some Hearts’ album, I know that entire album by heart. Just the fact that she knows what we’re going through she understands us more than any mentor so far, will, and I’m just so grateful,” Poppe said. – Read more at Variety

Catie Turner and Jurnee Talk American Idol Tour + Nick Jonas – Ryan Kristafer talks with American Idol Top 7 contestants, Catie Turner and Jurnee pick their favorite to win American Idol, and what it will be like on a tour bus on the Idol Tour. Watch this interview to learn Lionel Richie’s influence on Jurnee, and if Catie has love for the other two Jonas Brothers. – See the Video at WTNH.com

‘The Voice’ Top 10 contender Brynn Cartelli of Longmeadow feels the pressure – Brynn Cartelli is too busy to simply revel in landing a Top 10 spot on NBC’s “The Voice” last week with her spirited take on Lady Gaga’s “You and I.” The pressure is on for the 15-year-old Longmeadow singer as she readies for tonight’s live broadcast and another elimination. (“The Voice” airs on WWLP-22News in Chicopee and NBC Boston.) “It’s definitely a lot more nerve-racking going into the Top 10 round because more people are leaving each week and it’s really coming down to the wire,” Cartelli said during a break in rehearsals. – Read more at MassLive

American Idol Season 5 alum Elliott Yamin Visits the Current Contestants

Luke Bryan Jokes Katy Perry Is Pregnant, But She Is Not Amused – Perry, 33, was asked by reporters at a live American Idol taping on Sunday, May 6, about meeting Pope Francis with boyfriend Orlando Bloom. Before the “Swish Swish” singer could say much, Bryan interjected, “And she’s pregnant!” He added: “I’m just playing!” “I’ll have some private conversations with him and his manager after this,” Perry told Us Weekly and other reporters. “The only thing I’m pregnant with is an In-N-Out burger right after this.” – Read more at US Magazine

Adam Lambert on Queen’s Las Vegas limited engagement: “It’s a rock ‘n’ roll show…you’re just gonna sit a little closer” – “We usually do one show and then move to another city, maybe two back to back, but this is the first time we’ve sat down for three weeks total,” Adam told ABC Radio after the announcement. “We’re really excited, ’cause that just changes the whole feel of it.” He explained, “When you’re on the road all the time, you’re having to adjust for whatever building you’re in and you’re in a new climate, with a new audience in front of you. This will give us this consistency that’ll be really interesting to explore.” Adam feels that Vegas is “a good place for spectacle,” so Queen’s show is “a really nice fit.” The band’s stage will be custom-designed to fit the 5,200-seat theater, while they’ve yet to discuss a set list. – Read more at ABCNewsRadio

Review: David Cook runs Race for Hope, earns Triumph of the Spirit Award – On Sunday, May 6, singer-songwriter David Cook ran the 2018 Race for Hope in Washington, DC, in an effort to join the fight against brain tumors by raising money for research. This has been an annual tradition for the Season 7 American Idol winner, and this year, Cook was honored with the coveted “Triumph of the Spirit Award.” This cause hits home for Cook. Each year, he runs in honor of his late brother, Adam Cook, who passed away from brain cancer. The proceeds from the 2018 Race for Hope benefit the National Brain Tumor Society, as well as Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure. – Read more at Digital Journal

David Cook Ended His Month Long Run in Kinky Boots on Saturday

Jordin Sparks Walks the Red Carpet Three Days After Giving Birth to Son – Just hours after letting the world know she’d given birth to her first child, DJ, Jordin Sparks hit the red carpet. That’s right! This new mom was strutting her stuff at a movie premiere just three days after giving birth to her son with husband Dana Isaiah. On Saturday, the American Idol alum attended premiere of her upcoming movie Show Dogs at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood. For her first post-baby event, the 28-year-old singer donned a floral Saloni dress, Schutz shoes, and Melinda Maria jewelry. – Read more at EOnline

Kelly Clarkson Insists She Never Called Miley Cyrus a ‘Pitchy Stripper’ (Video) – Kelly Clarkson insists she never called Miley Cyrus a “pitchy stripper” after her performance at the 2013 Video Music Awards… but she’s not going to tell you who she was talking about. In a spirited round of “Plead the Fifth” on “Watch What Happens Live” this week, Clarkson told host Andy Cohen that it was those on social media who guessed that’s who she was talking about. “I never said Miley Cyrus,” the “American Idol” winner said. “The fact that I tweeted ‘pitchy stripper’ and people thought Miley Cyrus is not my problem. I’m just sayin’.” – Read more at SFGate

‘American Idol’ alums are ready to rock Studio Tenn with ‘Grease’ – “This is such a bucket list show for me,” says DeGarmo, who starred as Dorothy in Studio Tenn’s production of “The Wizard of Oz” in 2015 and also has performed for the company’s annual fundraising gala, “One Night Only.” “My third-grade self is so excited — I feel like my childhood dream has come true.” – Read more at Tennessean

Dancing With the Stars’ Tonya Harding: It Is Really Awesome to Have This New Start – How long have you wanted to do the show? I’ve always wanted to do the show, who wouldn’t? But I, Tonya changed my life. I didn’t expect anything from it, but when I asked Allison Janney and [producer] Steven Rogers to come to the show and be here to support me, they said absolutely. It was really awesome to be here and have this new start, and show myself that I could do it. How did the standing ovation feel at the end? I was crying. It was just amazing. – Read more at Parade

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