Headlines: Sting Set for Voice, Fifth Harmony for AMAs, Pentatonix for CMAs

Sting Set to Perform on The Voice – You don’t have to put on the red light — merely tune your TV set to NBC — to hear Sting perform his new single “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You.” The 16-time Grammy Award winner will perform on an upcoming Season 11 episode of The Voice, TVLine has learned exclusively. The date for Sting’s guest appearance on the Emmy-winning reality singing competition is yet to be determined, but as his latest album, 57th & 9th, is set for a Nov. 11 release, it’s a safe bet he’ll rock the stage sometime before Thanksgiving. – Read more at TV Line

JAMES BAY, FIFTH HARMONY, THE CHAINSMOKERS AND HALSEY,AND CARLOS VIVES WITH SHAKIRA TO PERFORM AT THE “2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®” – Los Angeles, CA (October 27, 2016) – dick clark productions and ABC announced today several exciting additions to the lineup at the “2016 American Music Awards.” Lighting up the AMA stage will be James Bay and Fifth Harmony, as well as special duets from The Chainsmokers and Halsey, and Carlos Vives with Shakira. They join previously announced performers Lady Gaga, Green Day, Bruno Mars, Twenty One Pilots, and “The American Music Award of Merit” honoree and performer Sting. The “2016 American Music Awards,” the world’s biggest fan-voted award show, will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 20 at 8:00pm ET on ABC. James Bay, Fifth Harmony, Halsey, The Chainsmokers and Carlos Vives will all make their American Music Awards performance debut at this year’s show. Fifth Harmony, The Chainsmokers and Twenty One Pilots are all first time AMA nominees. Fifth Harmony, who are performing their new smash single “That’s My Girl,” are nominated for Collaboration of the Year. – dc productions press release

Pentatonix Set to Perform at CMA Awards

CMT Reveals Next Women of Country Class of 2016 – Since 2013, CMT has worked to raise the profiles of up-and-coming female artists with their CMT Next Women of Country initiative. The music network has now revealed the acts they have selected to comprise the Class of 2016. Representing a combination of signed and unsigned artists and a wide range of country-music artistry, the Class of 2016 — as revealed exclusively to Rolling Stone Country — includes Caitlyn Smith, Jamie Lynn Spears, Jillian Jacqueline, Kree Harrison, Logan Brill, Lucie Silvas, Maggie Rose, Margo Price and, for the first time, two all-female trios: Post Monroe and Runaway June. – Read more at Rolling Stone

Phillip Phillips named ambassador for Will Rogers’ Brave Beginnings – Best-selling recording artist and “American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips has been named an ambassador for Brave Beginnings, an initiative of the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation (WRMPPF). The program works to improve the lives of premature babies by providing hospitals with grants for purchasing life-saving neonatal equipment and supporting critical-care pulmonary services. “Having been a premature baby, Phillip lends authenticity and credibility to our cause. His personal journey and talent as a singer and songwriter inspires families everywhere. We are delighted to have him onboard to further our mission so that every hospital NICU has the proper lifesaving equipment to ensure that newborns survive and live healthy lives,” said Todd Vradenburg, executive director of the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation. – Read more at FilmJournal

Country Singer Todd O’Neill Wins NASH Next 2016 Challenge Artist Development Competition – Cumulus Media, #1 for country and radio’s dominant source for country music, announced tonight the NASH Next 2016 Challenge artist development competition named singer Todd O’Neill from Hammond, LA,the grand prize winner. The final competition event took place at Mercy Lounge in Nashville with live performances from the Top 10 national finalists and a special performance from Trent Harmon, Season 15 Winner of FOX’s American Idol. The finals event showcased up-and-coming country talent discovered through this one-of-a-kind national grassroots talent search and artist development program for country music sponsored nationally by Country Inns & Suites By Carlson SM. – Read more at Broadway.com

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NBA Basketball Begins! Reality Stars Sing the Anthem at Home Openers

The Voice 10 winner Alisan Porter

What an honor to open the season singing the National Anthem with the @lakers! #lakers #LA ?:@lakersscene

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American Idol 6 winner Jordin Sparks

Hometown girl singing for the hometown team! Thanks for having me & my family, @suns! We had a blast! ?? #WeArePHX

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The Voice 9 Winner Jordan Smith

Scotty McCreery Dedicates 5 More Minutes at the Opry Band Against Cancer concert Thursday night.

American Idol Friends Meet Up at Postmodern Jukebox Concert

American Idol 10 singers Haley Reinhart and Casey Abrams performed while Season 6 singer Melinda Doolittle made a special guest appearance.

Adam Levine’s Stylist on Dressing the Maroon 5 Singer for ‘The Voice’ – And what makes him a unique client? Normally, celebrity clients have and want to maintain their one image because they’re doing album packaging. They’ll run through some things, but they have to make sure there’s continuity. But when you’re in the public eye and on camera as much as Adam is, you actually can do more things. Most people would be afraid of that, but he loves it. Every season I’ll usually get a one-word text around midnight. Or he’ll call me from somewhere to say, “Hey, I was thinking English football stud.” I’ll giggle and go, “Okay, let’s go for it.” It normally harkens back old Hollywood or very classic menswear, but with his own twist. – The Hollywood Reporter

Survivor: Jeff Probst addresses this week’s panic attack – And watching it unfold, I was struck by how real the panic was. Her body was clenched and Dr. Joe explained that this was simply her body reacting to the panic. I adore Hannah. We all have our peculiarities, and she is so open with hers. I know there are lots of people who suffer from panic attacks, and now we all have a bit of insight into how debilitating they can be and how to help someone come down from one. Once again, I have to applaud our medical team. Dr. Joe is really an incredibly calming presence. He and his team have so much responsibility. They will spend large portions of every day just monitoring situations… and then out of the blue they are called into action, and it could be for literally any kind of medical emergency. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

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