Headlines: Maddie Poppe Gushes Over Kelly Clarkson, Kris Allen American Idol Tour Rehearsals

Kris Allen Checking into American Idol Live Rehearsals

‘American Idol’ Winner Maddie Poppe Visits Walt Disney World – The Disneyland Resort in California was one of the first places Maddie Poppe visited after becoming the next “American Idol.” And, just two weeks later, she took a break from a hectic schedule to enjoy “a girl’s trip” to Walt Disney World Resort with her mom, Tonya, and sister, Hannah. – DisneyParks

“American Idol” champ Maddie Poppe on meeting Kelly Clarkson: “I want to be just like her” – “I’ve met stars that are just as big as her and so I was kind of expecting her to just be like, ‘Oh, hi,’ y’know? And…she was so normal!” Maddie tells ABC Radio. “She couldn’t have been more normal. It was like she didn’t even know she was Kelly Clarkson!” Not only that, but Maddie says Kelly truly seemed to want to know how she was doing. “She came over to me…and she talked to my dad and me,” Maddie recalls. “And she was like, ‘I wanna make sure that they’re treating you well. Are they treating you well?’…’What kinds of stuff are you doing?’ — like, she was really interested.” – Read more at Kelofm.com

Songstress Kyla Jade on life after “The Voice” – After touring with music’s biggest acts including singing backup for Jennifer Judson, Kyla Jade stepped into the spotlight this year as a finalist on “The Voice.” Winning over crowds with her soulful voice, the singer-songwriter has big plans in the works, with a performance tonight at Capitol Fourth. – Watch the interview at WJLA

David Foster Played Piano at Fiancée Katharine McPhee’s First Wedding in 2008 – When Katharine McPhee walks down the aisle, it won’t be the first time David Foster sees her in a wedding dress. The musician played piano at McPhee’s February 2008 nuptials to her first husband, Nick Cokas. Foster is seen sitting at the keys behind the bride in PEOPLE’s exclusive photos from the American Idol alum’s wedding. He accompanied McPhee as she serenaded Cokas with Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole’s hit “Unforgettable,” after Cokas performed Billy Joel’s “She’s Got a Way.” – Read more at People

Christina Aguilera finds her ‘Liberation’Do you think there’s still any value to singing competition shows? Look, everybody has their own experience, and I don’t want to devalue anyone’s own experience with any of those shows. As an artist, I believe in artists being able to express themselves how they feel they should. Just know there’s a lot of other people involved in those shows. Certain factors and things are dictated according to what ratings will be. It’s definitely a business. I also saw blatant things that I didn’t think were okay and that I’m sure no one would want to put up with in a work environment. It was important for me to step away. – Read more at Los Angeles Times

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