American Idol and Hair Stars Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo Will Play Danny and Sandy in Grease – Married American Idol finalists Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo will portray Rydell High’s most famous students, Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson, this spring in Tennessee. Studio Tenn’s production of Grease will take place at the Jamison Theater at the Factory at Franklin May 10–27. – Read more at Playbill
Pentatonix Announce New Album, Tour
The Sing-Off winners announced a new album and upcoming summer tour! But first, Kirstin Maldonado will have to finish her run with the Broadway show, Kinky Boots.
PTX ANNOUNCEMENT! We are SO excited to share that we’ll be releasing our NEW ALBUM ‘PTX PRESENTS: TOP POP, VOL. I’ on APRIL 13TH! To celebrate the new album, we’ll also be hitting the road with a NEW PTX TOUR starting this summer! pic.twitter.com/qbo1DW56gY
— Pentatonix (@PTXofficial) February 27, 2018
‘Idol’ Alum Fantasia Barrino Ready to Unload Charlotte Mansion for a Song – Singer Fantasia Barrino became a reality TV hit when she captured the “American Idol” crown in 2004. Barrino’s now hoping for another hit with the sale of her home in Charlotte, NC. Perhaps looking for a fresh start, Barrino is willing to part with the property at a loss. The home was listed on Feb. 22 for $500,000. Just four days later, the price was dropped to $479,000. Translation? Someone wants a quick sale. The home’s low price is a bit of a shock, considering it was purchased in 2004 for $740,000. – Read more at SFGate
Scotty McCreery: ‘I’m a Guy Who’s Here to Stay’ – “Coming off the show seven years ago, the big thing was, ‘Is he a real artist? Can he write songs or is he just the TV guy?'” McCreery recalls. “So for me, that was just a goal of mine forever was to prove to people that he was a country artist. I’m a guy who’s here to stay. I’m a guy who likes to write songs and sing songs. With this song it definitely gave me some cred and validates a lot of what we’re doing.” – Read more at TasteofCountry
A favorite from “The Voice” still looks to Blake Shelton for inspiration – “He’s busy, and I’m the type of person where I’m like, ‘I won’t bug you unless you have free time,’” Danielle explains. She hopes to meet up with Blake soon to share more of her new music with him, though. Danielle adds, “I honestly haven’t gotten the chance to really sit down and show him the whole entire album, but hopefully that time will come soon and I’ll get his opinions.” – Read more at Rare Country