Headlines: Jurnee Inspired By Jessica Sanchez, Lakisha Jones Back on Broadway

LaKisha Jones with Broadway’s Rocktopia

The American Idol season 6 Alum Lakisha Jones joins Broadway’s Rocktopia through April 29.

David Archuleta set for Monday’s GMA

Idol Real Life, Episode 1: Tell Us a Secret

Why the ‘American Idol’ judges tell this singer to stay nervous – “American Idol” contestant Michael J. Woodard is overjoyed. After making it through the audition process and then Hollywood Week at the Dolby Theatre where he landed in the Top 24 of the ABC singing competition, Woodard now finds himself in the Top 14. “They always tell me to stay nervous, but I understand what they’re saying: be humble and stay true to yourself,” he said. “They’ve also told me to enjoy the ride and that’s what I’m doing, to be honest. I’m just enjoying the ride.” – Read more at Press Telegram

Meet Jurnee, the Milspouse Who’s Got a Real Shot on ‘American Idol’ – My mom actually was the one that always was obsessed with it. I never wanted to watch because it felt like a chore. I wanted to hang out with friends and do whatever and she was like, “No, come watch Idol.” I never really ended up liking it until I was on the show. It’s the funniest thing. My first time really watching it was when I was on it. The last season my mom made me watch with her, I found this singer on there named Jessica Sanchez. I was obsessed with her. When I heard they were doing auditions in Denver, I was like, “Oh, my gosh, I have to go.” I literally need to audition. And it was really Jessica that inspired me to audition in the first place. – Read more at Military.com

Cade Foehner, Garrett Jacobs on being in Top 14 on American Idol – KTBS 3’s Community Project Director Jan Elkins had the opportunity to talk with Cade and Garrett Friday afternoon about the pressures of being in the competition. – See the Video at KTBS.com

Watch: Sharane Calister Talks Life Lessons and What to Expect on Upcoming Episode of ‘The Voice’ – Des Moines native Sharane Calister is officially in the Top 12 of NBC’s The Voice after fans voted her through to the next round. She recently made the switch from Team Alicia to Team Adam, and talked with Channel 13’s Sonya Heitshusen about the difference between the coaches and what to expect from next week’s show. (Short, but interesting interview) – Read more whotv

Carrie Underwood Gears up for Preds Game

Predictably, the internet is freaking out over the clearest look at her face yet.

American Idol Season 1 Girl Power!

David Cook Interview LIVE from HMH Stage 17!

5 Questions With Melinda Doolittle – The world was introduced to your beautiful singing talents when you competed on American Idol Season 6. Do you still have contact with some of the finalists from that season who competed with you? M. DOOLITTLE: Yes, all the time! They’re like family for me. Jordin (Sparks) is having a baby and I was part of planning her baby shower. She still calls me ‘Momma’ and I still call her ‘Baby Girl.’ (she laughs). We’ve remained close for the last eleven years. I enjoy talking with Jordin about some of the stuff that I get to do in my career and she’s like, ‘Hey, I want to do that too’’ And she does the same with me. Gina (Glocksen), who was also from my season, just had her second baby. Whenever I’m in Chicago, I visit her and spend time with her family. I also still stay in touch with Chris Richardson, Lakeisha Jones, and Blake Lewis. These are my people. I love them and we all have just continued to stay in touch over the years since we were all competing together on the show. – Read more at Tribune.com

Former Voice Contestant Records Touching Tribute Lullaby – “Being a mother to my daughter, Hannah, has meant everything to me,” she says. “It has fueled me to overcome hardships and pushed me to be a fighter and achieve my own dreams for my family.” As part of this inspirational album, which includes recordings by a roster of artists from all genres, including pop, R&B, Broadway, classical and country and features such artists as Patti LuPone, Rosanne Cash and Natalie Merchant, Freeman recorded the lyrics to the song “Wildest Dreams,” written by a homeless mother who played the lullaby she created for the program to her son every day. – Read more at Parade

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