Headlines: Steve Perry at American Idol, Adam Lambert, Kelly Clarkson Lovefest

With end in sight, Sanford native says he’ll miss ‘The Voice’ community – “I’m not excited for it to be over because there’s a magic that happens here when we’re all together,” said Buchanan. “Shows are so fun and rehearsals are so fun and it’s a great experience. I’m so excited for Monday and Tuesday, but I wish we could fo Monday and Tuesday again for a couple months.” – Read more at WRAL.com

‘American Idol’: Gabby Gushes Over Cade’s Support — ‘I Don’t Know What I’d Do Without Him’ – The American Idol finalists, Gabby Barrett, Caleb Lee Hutchinson and Maddie Poppe, were feeling the love when they performed during the May 20 finale — especially from their fellow Top 10 contestants, who were in attendance after previously being eliminated from the show! That included Cade Foehner, who started dating Gabby earlier this season. “I was so happy that the Top 10 could be back there with us,” Gabby gushed to HollywoodLife and other outlets after the show. “Because everyone is so close. To have [Cade] back was definitely a comforting feeling. He kept me calm.” – Read more at Hollywood Life

‘This is Game 7,’ Gabby Barrett says of ‘American Idol’ finale – For top 3 “American Idol” finalist Gabby Barrett, tonight’s show is win or go home, she said. “I feel like I’m a player on the Penguins and this is Game 7,” said Barrett, 18, from Munhall. “If you look at the social media, Gabby dominates the social media,” said her father, Blase Barrett. But Team Gabby isn’t taking anything for granted, Blase said. Sunday night’s show won’t produce any contestant eliminations. Those come Monday night, when one finalist will be eliminated in the middle of the broadcast and the new “American Idol” winner will be announced at the end of the show, Blase said. – Read more at TribLive

Steve Perry at American Idol

Watch Kelly Clarkson Talk ‘The Voice’ Finale, Tour Plans at Billboard Music Awards – Asked what advice she gave The Voice contestant Brynn Cartelli ahead of the show’s finale, Clarkson says that she gave her the same advice she has been giving all of the contestants this season, which is to “have a good time.” “She’s now made it to as far as you can on the show, if you win or not, it’s just the last two shows, regardless,” Clarkson continues. “She’s got a killer first single that we just recorded — Justin Tranter, Julia Michaels, Nick Monson and now Jesse Shatkin produced it, it’s a killer team and she did an amazing job and she’s performing it tomorrow, so — team Brynn for the win!” – Read more at Billboard

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Ryan Seacrest, Luke Bryan, Katy Perry Talk ‘American Idol’ Ahead of Season Finale: ‘The Format Is Strong’ – “I think the season turned out great,” says Seacrest. “It all came together and there’s some true momentum now. I honestly wish we had a couple more weeks of the competition. Maybe next year.” Did Seacrest have any concerns at the beginning of ABC’s inaugural year? “You come into it making comparisons [to previous seasons], but the show doesn’t need to change much. The format is strong. The judges are stars. They know what they’re doing. If we can get great contestants on the road, you’re going to have something that works. If they don’t find good contestants on the road, you don’t have a great race at the end. But they did.” – Read more at Billboard

American Idol’s Jessica Meuse Is Halfhearted On New Album – American Idol’s Jessica Meuse will have her first full-length album released on August 3rd via Warrior Records/eOne. Penned by Meuse, the 15-song “Halfhearted” album is a retrospect of her life, loves, and breakups, which is aptly being released to coincide with National Girlfriend Day.“I am thrilled to release my debut album, ‘Halfhearted!’ It’s my first major release since my time on American Idol, and it truly embodies who I am as a singer, writer, and musician,” commented Meuse. “My dedicated fans have been waiting for a while, and I’m happy to say the wait is going to be completely worth it! This is my best work yet, and I hope everyone loves it as much as I loved creating it. This is only the beginning!” The album also features a guest appearance duet by friend and fellow American Idol alumni, Bo Bice, on Jessica’s composition, “Without You.” – Read more at KFMBFM.com

Josh Gracin Premieres ‘Nothin’ Like Us’ Acoustic Video, Talks Next Chapter In His Career – It’s been four years since Josh Gracin released a new single (“Can’t Say Goodbye”), but the American Idol alum has returned to the musical fold with a new single, “Nothin’ Like Us.” And today Billboard is premiering the video for an acoustic performance of the song. “It’s always exciting when you’re going to the studio and record great music from songwriters in Nashville that trust you with what they consider their babies,” Gracin told Billboard. “It’s also about being able to go in and bring to life something I’ve written over the course of the last two years.” – Read more at Billboard

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