Kelly Clarkson To Perform Free Concert For Department of Defense Warrior Games’ Opening Ceremony, June 2, 2018 – The 2018 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games begin in one month and Kelly Clarkson will once again honor hundreds of athletes, family members and thousands of fans with a star-studded opening ceremony performance. Now in their ninth year, the Warrior Games, held this year at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., will be free and open to the public June 1 – 9. Free tickets to the opening ceremony concert featuring Kelly Clarkson will be available starting May 8 on dodwarriorgames.com. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to perform at the Warrior Games again this year,” said Kelly Clarkson. “These athletes are true heroes and their courage, determination and bravery should inspire all of us to never give up in the face of adversity. I wish all of the athletes the best of luck during the Games and beyond.” – Read more at Cision
Palatine bartender pleads guilty to battery in altercation that involved ‘American Idol’ singer Haley Reinhart – A Palatine bartender charged in a melee that involved a former “American Idol” contestant last year was sentenced Wednesday to probation and anger management counseling. Adam Sobanski, 33, pleaded guilty in Cook County Circuit Court to a reduced charge of misdemeanor battery in the incident July 8 at the Lamplighter Inn Tavern & Grille. Sobanski originally was charged with six counts of aggravated battery for choking and punching a male friend of Haley Reinhart, the “American Idol” contestant who grew up in Wheeling and is following a singing career. – Read more at Chicago Tribune
American Idol Sensation Ada Vox Joins Stellar Lineup at 7th Annual GMCLA Voice Awards – Powerhouse drag queen sensation Ada Vox will make one of her first appearances since being eliminated from American Idol at the 7th Annual Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles Voice Awards on Saturday, May 5th at the Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood.
Ada was one of three contestants who failed to make it to the next round of ‘Idol’ on Sunday night. She made history as the first drag queen finalist in the show’s history. – Read more at Broadway World
‘American Idol’ Alum Ada Vox Talks Clay Aiken, Starting Her Drag Career & More – What was your reaction to Clay’s piece? Well the fact of the matter is … whether or not I have the best voice on the show is one thing. But quite honestly, I do know that I did not have my best performances these past couple weeks. I had things going on with my health both weeks. The first week, I was very sick, I was just so sick with allergies, I was filling up with congestion and everything else, when I did my performance of “The Show Must Go On.” I was having some issues before my performance of “And I Am Telling You,” I had just had an allergic reaction right beforehand, and my throat had swollen shut. So I was having a lot of difficulty there, just getting anything out. Then, this last week, my rehearsals went absolutely fantastic, and it just didn’t happen the same way on the stage. – Read more at Billboard
American Idol Judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie Weigh In on The Results of Disney Night – I think that everybody had their own artistic choice. Cade, I think was another amazing reveal. He’s never done an acoustic number like that. He never showed that side of his voice, so actually I think he brought something. I was most impressed by Michelle, Cade [Foehner] and Catie [Turner] tonight. Luke Bryan: Stressful. Emotional. I cried seeing Dennis Lorenzo reunite with his daughter. That was really, really beautiful. And I cried from the inside watching Katie drink water from her Cinderella slipper. – Read more at Parade
AXS goes behind the scenes with the Top 11 from Season 14 of ‘The Voice’ – “One of the greatest opportunities we’ve had is to work with Kelly. She’s been in our shoes, she’s been down every road we’ve been down, and her biggest takeaway was to have fun. It can be stressful, it can be a whirlwind of emotions, but just have fun,” Kaleb Lee tells AXS following his live performance on Monday’s episode of “The Voice.” Lee and 15-year-old Brynn Cartelli, both under the guidance of Coach Kelly Clarkson, stopped to talk with AXS on the red carpet, as they are now two out of the Top 11 contestants who remain. “Everyone in the Top 11 is like an older sibling to me. It’s intimidating but at the same time it’s such an honor that I get to start my career with something like ‘The Voice,’ Cartelli added. – Read more at AXS
‘The Voice’s’ Sharane Calister Says The Show Made Her Closer To Her Once-Lost Twin Sister
Artist To Know: Former ‘American Idol’ Star Rayvon Owen Is Music’s Next Big Thing! – Gold” has been getting some great feedback! People have been really enjoying it, which is awesome! It was a song that I wrote from a place of falling in love and it was just that kind of a feeling. You know those butterfly moments that you get when you meet somebody that you start feeling kind of crazy about?… I had just met [my fiancé] Shane [Bitney Crone] not too long [before] that… and it was just one of those good days in L.A. with my buddy Nate Merchant, who’s a producer and co-writer who wrote it with me. We were just feeling good. I always feel like each song is kind of a stamp of time and that was what my emotions were that day – that’s how that song came about. – Read more at OK Magazine
Condé Nast taps celebs to sell advertisers on new content -In true Condé style, the company brought in Aguilera, who watched backstage as “American Idol” runner-up Vonzell Solomon sang “Beautiful.” As the song came to an end, a pant-suit wearing Aguilera greeted a surprised Solomon. “Wow, girl. That’s amazing! Oh my god,” said Aguilera, who didn’t perform but instead made a beeline out of the penthouse and onto the street — where a black car and a handful of fans awaited her arrival. – Read more at NYPost
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