Headlines: The Voice 3 Singer Files Sex Abuse Suit, Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon Single

‘Voice’ Singer Files Sex Abuse Suit Against Disney and Nashville Producer – Jordan Pruitt, a contestant on the third season of “The Voice,” [She was eliminated from Team Christina in the Battles] has filed a lawsuit accusing her former manager, Keith Thomas, of sexually abusing her beginning when she was 14 years old. Pruitt also sued her former record label, Hollywood Records, and its parent company, the Walt Disney Co., alleging that they had failed to prevent the abuse. The suit alleges that the label compelled her to work with Thomas as her mentor and producer, and allowed him to be unsupervised, even though it knew or should have known that he was a sexual abuser. – Read more at Variety

Hundreds line up for Wichita ‘Idol’ auditions, including local singers, finalist from ‘The Voice’ – There were also lots of hopefuls from out of town who had traveled to Wichita for the auditions. Among them was Sharane Calister, a 26-year-old singer from Des Moines who in the spring of 2018 placed 11th on another singing competition, NBC’s “The Voice.” Calister, who was on Alicia Keys’ team, has a photo of her with the famous singer as the screen saver on her phone. This was her fourth time trying out for a television singing competition, she said, and she planned to perform an Adele song for the judges on Wednesday. Calister, who in 2017 also auditioned for “Idol” in Chicago and advanced to the next round, was feeling confident about her chances this time, she said. “I think they’ll like me.” – Read more at Kansas.com

American Idol 2019 Alum Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon Announces Single Release

“Almost Heaven” drops on 9/25. It’s the song that impressed the Idol judges in his audition.

New talk host Kelly Clarkson recalls ‘bitterness’ she felt after winning ‘American Idol’ – When I told Clarkson I interviewed her that night in a backstage hallway of what was then the Kodak Theatre, she offered an almost apologetic reply: “Oh, my gosh. I was probably exhausted.” Many artists gave her a hard time and were even mean, especially when she started enjoying success on radio, although she notes wryly – and without naming names – that some have gone on to become judges and coaches on talent competitions, “so there’s irony.” “The first three years of my career was me just paying for winning a talent show,” she says. “I got real bitter. I was just looking for anyone to talk to who knew what I was going through. And that’s why I like to do that for artists on ‘The Voice.’ It’s actually healed that bitterness I used to carry, being able to be that for somebody else.” – Read more at USAToday

Kelly Clarkson hoping to keep it real for new U.S. talk show – “I just want everybody to be here and having a good time and it to be an hour of television that isn’t depressing, like the news,” Clarkson said. “Although I am of pop culture, I’m not really in it a lot. I lead a very normal life outside of work,” the 37-year-old mother of two said. “I’d like to see some actors sitting next to some baking champion sitting next to some artists. … So it’s gonna be a mix of celebrity and real people,” she added. – Read more at Reuters

American Idol 2018 Alum Gabby Barrett Shares Memories of Her Childhood in Pittsburgh


Adam Lambert Recalls “American Idol” Audition 10 Years Later – The “Superpower” singer teases what it’s like working with Lady Gaga and reveals making original music with Queen is “definitely not” off the table! – Watch the Video at E News

Adam Lambert Dishes on New Track ’Superpower,’ His Relationship & Much More – “I made a bunch of business changes,” Lambert explained to Seacrest, reflecting on the decade it’s been since American Idol. “So that kind of slowed the process down … but I’m so excited it’s coming out now; its time,” he added, revealing that the EP will reflect Superpower’s sound with “that slow disco … funk kind of groove.” “All the tracks except for one are groove-based,” Lambert continued. “… A lot of 70s music has inspired this project … I think this music is a little different than [Queen], but [touring with them] definitely kind of told me what makes a good song [and] what makes a good classic.” – Read more at OnAirwithRyanSeacrest

Adam Lambert Reveals The Personal Inspiration Behind ‘Superpower’ – “I just wanted to put something out that would make people dance and feel good,” Adam Lambert dished to Access Hollywood’s Mario Lopez, of his new single “Superpower.” The lead singer of “Queen” is flying solo on his latest track and bringing glitter, glam, color and 70’s nostalgia to his music video, released on September 4. – Read more at Access

Mariah Carey Isn’t Ready for Katharine McPhee to Sing ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’: ‘Let’s Get Through Halloween’ – McPhee posted a 40-second video of herself Tuesday emphatically lip-syncing the beginning words to Carey’s Christmas jingle and asking in her caption: “@MariahCarey, is it time?” Not yet! Let’s get through Halloween first – Billboard

Are you the next American Idol? Crowds gather for auditions at Reagan National Building – WASHINGTON (WJLA) — Dozens of contestants are awaiting their opportunity to audition for American Idol in the District. Auditions began at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Reagan National Building and contestants have to be between the ages of 15-28 to audition. Seven people moved to the front-of-the line for the auditions after winning the ABC7 American Idol contest. – More at WJLA

‘American Idol’ hopefuls in Colorado audition for shot at stardom – The winding corridors of the City Auditorium were filled with a chorus of voices from dozens of hopefuls who auditioned for “American Idol” on Sunday. One of the show’s buses rolled into downtown Colorado Springs and brought with it a small army of producers and casting directors. Sunday’s event, which didn’t have any camera crews present, was an initial screening for later stages of the show and officials picked out those that would go on to the next round. – Read more at Out There Colorado

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