Kelly Clarkson Recalls How Season One of American Idol ‘Wasn’t Fun’ in the Beginning – But the star says being a guinea pig wasn’t always easy. “Everyone looks at talent shows on TV now like it’s normal. It was not normal my first season and a lot of people didn’t like it,” she says. “It was not fun in the beginning.” Still, she’s not complaining. “It’s like that Rascal Flatts song. Like, ‘God Bless the Broken Road’,” she says. “Because it’s really cool, where it’s brought me.” – Read more at People
David Cook Weighs in on Whether Ryan Seacrest Will Return to ‘American Idol’ or Not (Exclusive) – A little more than 10 years may have passed since Cook’s shining moment on the Idol stage, but he hasn’t stopped giving his fans what they want. “I’m currently writing for a new EP — I think that’s what it’s gonna end up being. So I’ve got a few songs in the can that I’m really excited about and then as we continue to write, it’ll be that game of top it, I’ve got these songs — can I write better than that? Eventually, I’ll have to stop and put them out,” he laughed. – Read more at PopCulture.com
Gabby Barrett built with nerves of steel – “What I like about performing live is connecting with everybody, seeing everybody have a good time enjoying themselves,” said Barrett, who had performed 136 shows since age 11 before appearing on “Idol.” “It’s also nice to have people singing your songs. I just love to perform a wheel of different songs.” She and fellow “Idol” contestant Cade Foehner, the inspiration for her latest single “Good Ones,” announced their engagement in March. “I knew I wanted to write a song about him,” Barrett said of the love song. “Good Ones,” released in July, follows her country debut single, “I Hope,” written with Jon Nite and Zachary Kale.- Read more at NewsHerald
Louis Tomlinson Announces New Single
The X Factor UK alum will drop “Kill My Mind” Sept 5.
So happy to finally announce my new single #KillMyMind will be out a week today! Soooooo excited for you all to hear what I’ve been working on!
— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) August 29, 2019