‘The Voice’ launched Danielle Bradbery’s music career – She knew she would be frozen in people’s minds as simply the quiet teenager with the powerhouse voice from TV. So as she threw herself into her sophomore album, which was released last week, she wanted to make sure that her real personality and musical inclinations would come through — so much that her album is pointedly titled “I Don’t Believe We’ve Met.” “A lot of people obviously looked at me like, ‘Oh, this is just another ‘Voice’ winner,’” Bradbery said by phone from New York, where she was prepping for an appearance on “Megyn Kelly Today.” Tuesday night, she returned to her roots for a performance on “The Voice.” “I knew I had a lot more to say — I knew there was a lot more to me I wanted to figure out. And just grow as a person, too.” – Read more at AJC
Jordin Sparks and Husband Dana Isaiah Hit First Red Carpet Since Pregnancy Reveal – Jordin Sparks and husband Dana Isaiah made their first public appearance Monday evening since announcing they were married with a baby boy on the way. Stepping out for the One Night With the Stars Benefit at Madison Square Garden in New York City, the couple cradled Jordin’s growing baby bump as they posed for photos.
There’s no denying the singer had a glow about her when she walked the red carpet in a sophisticated black dress with lace sleeves and a detailed neckline. Dana, who is 25-years-old and an aspiring model, wore an elegant dark suit and stuck close by his wife’s side throughout the night. – Read more at EOnline
Scotty McCreery gets his post-platinum country career back on track – The problems for McCreery had begun as he was finishing up his third proper album for Mercury, after which he was unceremoniously dropped by his label. The artist says he’s still not entirely sure what went wrong. But it didn’t help that he and the label had a serious difference of opinion about what song should be released as the first single. McCreery wanted to lead with “Five More Minutes,” a song he’d written after the recent death of his grandfather. The label favored “Southern Belle,” which is what ended up being released. – Read more at CSIndy.com
Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti Releases Original Holiday Single: When Christmas Comes to Town – Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti, Long Island native and celebrated crooner from season 11 of America’s Got Talent, released an original Christmas single entitled When Christmas Comes to Town. Inspired by Frank Sinatra, Michael Bublé, and Dean Martin, Valentinetti’s voice is ideally suited for the holiday season. “I’m excited to be sharing this new Christmas song with my fans,” Valentinetti stated. “Christmas is such a special time for my family and those we love. This song really captures not only the excitement of Santa’s arrival, but the happiness of sharing these festive days with someone special.” – Read more at PRNewsWire
Melanie Martinez Rape Accuser Timothy Heller Remained Silent Because ‘Voice’ Star Wasn’t ‘a Man’: Exclusive – Heller said that because of her friendship with Martinez, she was wracked with guilt for years after that night. “We remained friends for a while, but it was strange, obviously. I think I was invalidating my own experience for so long because she’s not a man,” Heller explained. “Plus, she was my friend, and I sat with what happened in silence because I didn’t want to be malicious.” Heller said she considers herself an advocate for mental health, but watching Martinez brand herself as an ally to those with mental illness was too much hypocrisy for her to handle. – Read more at Newsweek
Todrick Hall Takes Fans ‘Behind the Curtain’ in New Documentary, Talks New ‘Chicago’ Role & More – In the midst of his starring in Chicago every night, Hall — an American Idol darling-turned-YouTube and TV personality — is gearing up to release Behind the Curtain, a documentary that chronicles the long process behind bringing Straight Outta Oz to life. The documentary additionally shows Hall rehearsing for the tour, going on tour, meeting his fans along the way and learning that he landed the role of Lola in Kinky Boots. “It’s a really full, complete view of everything that happened over a four-month period,” says Hall. “I think after watching this you’ll have a better glimpse into what it’s like to really work with someone like me.” Some of those people, Hall notes, are those he gushed about having featured in the project, such as Jordin Sparks, Nicole Scherzinger (whom he deems underrated), and Raven-Symoné. – Read more at Billboard
Ken Warwick and Nigel Lythgoe to Participate in Grand Opening of Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection Store in Newtown, Bucks County – Television show creators Ken Warwick and Nigel Lythgoe will help the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board celebrate the grand opening of a new Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection Store at 4:00 PM on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 212 S. State St., Newtown, Bucks County. Warwick and Lythgoe will help cut the ribbon, then remain in the store to meet and greet fans who purchase their Fat Monk wines. – Read more at PRNewsWire.com