iHeartMedia and ABC Team Up to Promote the New Season of ‘American Idol’ – iHeartMedia announced today it will celebrate the highly anticipated March 3 season premiere of The ABC Television Network’s beloved singing competition series “American Idol” with a radio special hosted by Ryan Seacrest and broadcast across more than 90 iHeartMedia AC and Hot AC radio stations nationwide. The thirty-minute special will air Sunday, March 3 (between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. local time depending the station and market) and will feature songs from current “American Idol” judges and past contestants, exclusive content and information about the iconic series, providing unparalleled access ahead of the show’s two-hour season premiere that night at 8:00 p.m. EST on ABC. As part of the promotion, local iHeartMedia stations in key markets will feature a commercial free “American Idol” PM drive takeover on March 6 to build excitement for the show’s second premiere week episode, airing that night at 8:00 p.m. EST – Read more at Business Wire
Carrie Underwood Sings Happy Birthday to Son Isaiah
TWIST. Helium is involved! Isaiah turned 4 years old on Feb 27. Baby Jacob (in Carrie’s arms) was born on January 21 of this year.
Photo Flash: First Look at Taylor Hicks, Rachel Potter, and the Cast of Serenbe’s SHENANDOAH – Serenbe Playhouse presents the musical SHENANDOAH, starring American Idol Winner Taylor Hicks and Broadway and The X Factor finalist Rachel Potter. The story of one family’s struggle living in the Shenandoah Valley during the American Civil War leaps to life in a hidden field in Serenbe, transporting you to the rolling hills of Virginia. A theatrical journey of heartbreak and ultimately hope in a fight for human rights will erupt out of an actual Civil War reenactment with over 100 soldiers, canons, horses and with an all-star cast of singer/musicians in a fight for Freedom and Love! – More photos at Broadway World
Queen’s Adam Lambert on why he didn’t play Freddie Mercury in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ – The singer, who has performed live with Queen for various shows since 2011, has said that he doesn’t think he would have been the right fit. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Lambert said: “I don’t look like Freddie. I don’t sound like Freddie. I sound like me.” – Read more at NME
The “American Idol” Judges Took Our “Which AI Judge Are You?” Quiz And Now You Can Too – In anticipation of the new season of American Idol, we had the legendary judges — Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan — take a BuzzFeed quiz to find out which Idol judge they REALLY are. – Read more at BuzzFeed
‘The Masked Singer’ Boss on Surprising Winner and Leaning Into the Crazy for Season 2 – Now that the show’s a hit, however, Pletsis knows there will be much more interest in who’s competing in the second season. Contestants in season one were picked up from a separate location, covered from head to toe at all times — gloves and visors included — and weren’t allowed to speak with anyone. Even their guests were covered with robes and masks to preserve secrecy. “Security is going to be a lot more stringent in season two,” he explained. “For season one we were not under the radar for a lot of people, and we still had a lot of security. So we’re really going to have to be on top of our game for season two.” But the one thing I want to try to work on in season two is that combination of giving enough clues out to America so they can be involved in it but not giving so much that we give everything away. So it will be a balance for every season after. People get invested in this; they want to figure it out; and we want them to figure it out as well. – Read more at HollywoodReporter
The Masked Singer Winner Speaks: “I Felt Like I Was in a Damn Fever Dream!” – “That was a strange feeling! I felt so bad, I did not want to win, but I felt good winning. But, you know, it came with a price,” T-Pain said with a laugh about beating out Gladys Knight and Donny Osmond on The Masked Singer. In a show full of secret identities and extravagant costumes, T-Pain said the most surreal part of it all was… “Winning! Like, what?! Did that just happen? I didn’t think I was going to get passed the first episode, so getting that far and doing all that, oh man, I didn’t know what the hell was going on. I just went with it. I felt like I was in a damn fever dream! But it worked out, I loved it,” he said.- Read more at EOnline