Headlines: Sarah Grace Sings Anthem, Adam Lambert Queen of Glamberts

Standing room only: Kirk Jay of ‘The Voice’ sells out tables at B.B. King’s for New Year’s Eve show – Fresh from finishing in the top three on NBC’s “The Voice,” Montgomery resident country singer Kirk Jay and his band will ring in 2019 at B.B. King’s Blues Club, inside Wind Creek Montgomery. He’s bringing a couple of familiar faces from “The Voice” with him. “We’re going to have a lot of fun, man. A lot of energy,” Jay said Sunday in a phone interview. “We’re going to make people cry. We’re going to make people dance. It’s going to be mixed emotions in there that night.” – Read more at Montgomery Advertiser

The Voice’s Sarah Grace Sings National Anthem for Houston Rockets

Sarah sang the Anthem on Christmas Day.

Chris Kroeze relished his time on ‘The Voice,’ but glad to be home – “It was an amazing experience,” the 27-year-old said in an interview Friday with the Leader-Telegram. “It honestly hasn’t quite set in yet.” Still, Kroeze readily acknowledged that, after being in Los Angeles for the 47 days leading up to the finale and for two months earlier in the year, he was glad to finally arrive back home in Barron at about midnight Wednesday. – Read more at Leader-Telegram

Scotty McCreery Says 2018 Was the ‘Greatest Year of My Life’ — and Wife Gabi His ‘Biggest Joy’ – “If I’m being honest, things sucked,” the normally upbeat McCreery, 25, tells PEOPLE backstage before a recent show in Chicago. “2016 was a really rough year. I was questioning a lot of stuff. I was looking for advice from everybody. There was a light at the end of the tunnel but that light felt really far away. It was a long ass tunnel, that’s for sure.” – Read more at People

Adam Lambert: Queen Of The Glamberts – For Adam Lambert, performing has always been an innate pursuit. Doing “sheet drag” at home as a child was only the beginning of what became a lifetime of concerts and productions. What is sheet drag? “It’s taking your bedsheets and making a garment out of [them]. Notably, a strapless gown, or a cape, or palazzo pants,” Lambert explained Ophira Eisenberg, host of NPR’s Ask Me Another, at the Balboa Theatre in San Diego. “There’s a lot you can do with one giant piece of fabric, and of course mine, when I was a teenager, was leopard print. I mean who doesn’t love leopard print? Timeless pattern.” – NPR

Voice’ winner Craig Wayne Boyd to perform New Year’s Eve in Colorado Springs – Boyd and country singer Josh Gracin, who finished fourth on the second season of “American Idol” in 2003, will perform a New Year’s Eve show Monday at The Antlers hotel. “It’s been a crazy journey,” said Boyd. “Some of the most ups that you can ever imagine, but also some downs there, too — that feeling like you’re going to lose it all again.” – Read more at Gazette.com

Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie Read ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas – American Idol on ABC

American Idol Jingle Bells Sing-Along ft. Maddie Poppe, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Gabby Barrett

Simon Cowell taking ‘big risk’ to launch a band made up of monkeys – Some might think that April Fools has come early as reports reveal this Christmas that Simon Cowell is planning to create a boyband of monkeys. The 59-year-old X Factor mastermind is intending to create a film about singing primates and cash in on the profits from the soundtrack. The CGI animals are said to contain elements of The Beatles, Take That and One Direction in the hope of creating that music magic to win fans over. A script is being cobbled together by David Walliams, according to The Sun, and the whole idea has been in the works for four years. – Read more at the Mirror

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