The Voice’s Reagan Strange Says Coach Adam Levine ‘Always Had Faith’ in Her a Week After Elimination Controversy – A week after Voice coach Adam Levine stirred up controversy when he rallied for his 14-year-old contestant Reagan Strange over another of his contestants, DeAndre Nico, during the Top 10 elimination round held Dec. 4, there appears to be no bad blood. After Monday night’s live semifinals show, Strange told reporters that she and Nico, 22, continue to be “super close” even after he was sent home. “We get to talk all the time,” she said. “After the show Tuesday night, he came up to my room and we talked. He’s so nice and he was like, ‘Just go out there and kill it. Kill it for me and you.’” – Read more at People
Country singer Scotty McCreery hitting new heights with a personal story in ‘This is It’ – “I didn’t know what to expect with this one,” he said in a recent interview, which you can listen to in its entirety as an MLive Podcast below.
“I was a little wary of putting this song out there because it was so personal,” he added. “It’s our story. I didn’t know if other folks could relate to it as much as we could.” – Read more at MLive
BWW Interview: David Archuleta Talks New Christmas Album, Broadway, and Life After ‘Idol’ – You know, I was thinkin’ long and hard about that last night. (Laughs.) I was like, “Gah, have I gotten the hang of this?” I don’t know if you ever really get the hang of it, or get used to it. But I guess after all is said and done, I feel like I have gotten the hang of my career… being a musician, an entertainer, a singer that’s in front of people. – Read more at BroadwayWorld
Q&A: David Archuleta releases new Christmas album, will stop in Athens for tour – As a 16-year-old contestant on the 2004 season of “American Idol,” your success as a musician came early in life. Have you learned any lessons from this success, and how do you think you’ve grown since that time? David Archuleta: The biggest lesson was that I could do things that I didn’t think I could. My parents always looked at me as a pessimistic person because I never thought I could do anything. I just thought I was being realistic. [The show] was like music bootcamp, so I felt like it prepared me and helped in my career as a musician and artist. – Read more at RedandBlack
All I Want For Christmas, Featuring Mariah Carey – The Voice