This Just In: Carrie Underwood will perform on the March 8 results show…
Don’t forget! The Academy Awards are tonight at 8 PM on ABC. Our girl, Jennifer Hudson is nominated for Best Supporting Actress and is the favorite to win. Jennifer and the other “Dreamgirls” will be performing a song from the film. Beyonce who?
Also, it’s been reported that the Academy has changed things up a bit this year. Traditionally the best Supporting Actor and Actress awards were presented in the first half-hour of the show. This year, all of the acting awards will be presented later in the evening.
Additionally, Jennifer sat down for an interview with Barbara Walters. Walter’s Oscar special will be broadcast at 7 pm, right before the Oscar telecast on ABC.
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You can finally download Elliott Yamin’s digital tune “Movin’ On” from iTunes. Just click here. According to Elliott’s My Space, his debut album will be available at Target with 2 extra bonus tracks. Elliott is also set to tape performances for Rehearsals.com and the AT&T Blueroom. His first single “Wait for You” will be released to radio soon. Elliott’s album drops March 20.
Katharine McPhee debuted her video for her single “Over It” on TRL. You can check it out here. A few weeks before her album dropped she changed management–from John Baruck of azoffmanagement to Guy Oseary. No word on why she switched horses midstream…
Listen to Ace Young perform a few acoustic tunes at Billboard Underground.
Bo Bice is re-emerging after spending a few months recovering from surgery. He’s setting up a tour, performing acoustic versions of some new music he’s written recently. You can check out some videos from a recent Nashville gig at Bonafide Bice.
Mandisa guests on tobymac’s latest release “Portable Sounds”. She and Kirk Franklin add vocals to the last track on the CD …Lose My Soul.
Kelly Clarkson recently filmed an episode of CMT Crossroads with Reba McEntire at the Ryman auditorium in Nashville. The show will premiere in late 2007, coinciding with the release of McEntire’s upcoming duet’s CD, which includes a track with Kelly.
American Idol vocal coach Debra Byrd has a DVD called “Vocal Help Now” due March 5. Kelly Clarkson, Kimberly Caldwell and Anthony Fedorov appear on the video.
Reported earlier but it doesn’t hurt to repeat: Kellie Pickler will appear on this Thursday’s results show to sing her new single “I Wonder”. A list of upcoming guest stars was announced on last Thursday’s results show, they include, Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, Jon Bon Jovi, Martina McBride, Diana Ross, Barry Gibb and Lulu and Peter Noone. Lulu and Peter Noone’s appearance ties into that week’s “British Invasion” theme.
And, more on the whys and wherefores of the Chris Daughtry penned “Home” being chosen as this year’s boot song. It just makes sense financially to keep it all in the family, doncha think?
In the Powers That Be Department: Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick have been asked to oversee the 2007 Emmy telecast. The show will air September 16 on FOX.
Finally, American Extra will be back for a second season on Fox Reality. It premiers on Thursday March 15 at 6:30 pm ET with an encore performance at 10:30 pm ET. The show has a new host this year, JD Roberto who previously hosted the reality shows …Outback Jack and …Shop ‹Til You Drop. Mikalah Gordon and Matt Rogers return to conduct behind the scenes interviews.