Headlines: The Voice’s Vicci Martinez Cast on Netflix Hit, McKenzie Bourg Readies New Music

Tacoma singer Vicci Martinez is ready for new fame on TV hit ‘Orange Is The New Black’ – Vicci Martinez has lived many of entertainment’s oldest stories: child prodigy, sudden fame, the inevitable downfall. Now she has a new one: the comeback. On July 27, the Tacoma native joins the cast of the hit Netflix series, “Orange Is The New Black.” The dramedy follows an ensemble cast in a women’s prison. Martinez plays the character, Daddy, in a story arc that spans most of the season. She came in third on the first season of NBC competitive singing show “The Voice” in 2011, only to see her career dwindle to the brink of extinction by the summer of 2017. “In my mind,” Martinez said Tuesday, “it had already collapsed.” Further blurring the lines between reality and non-reality, Martinez is in a relationship with an actor on the show, Emily Tarver, who plays correctional officer McCullough. – Read more at The News Tribune

MacKenzie Bourg Spills On What He’s Been Up to Since ‘American Idol’ – One of our American Idol favs MacKenzie Bourg is back and ready to release new music! The 25-year-old musician has been hard at work creating new songs since his Idol run on season 15! MacKenzie exclusively shared 10 fun facts with JJJ so we could get to know a little more about him! – Read more at Just Jared Jr

Chris Daughtry ‘would welcome’ a call from ‘American Idol’ — but first, his new album – A pro tip from Chris Daughtry: When your wife says she wrote you a song, listen. The rocker’s first new album in five years with his eponymous band Daughtry, “Cage to Rattle” (out Friday), features a song co-written by his wife, Deanna, titled “As You Are.” “She writes down poetry, and I remember one time she presented me with some lyrics, and was like, ‘If you ever want to use these for anything, or whatever,’” he said. “And I was kind of dismissive about it, and looking back, I’m like, ‘Oh man, that was probably the wrong move.’” – Read more at USAToday

Koryn Hawthorne Talks Success of Debut Album, Competing on ‘The Voice’ & More – Shortly after 20-year-old Hawthorne’s roll to the finals on season 8 of NBC’s The Voice, where she competed for Team Pharrell Williams, Hawthorne signed to RCA Inspiration based in Nashville, which is headed up by label president Phil Thornton. “As a label executive, you look for artists that will have long-lasting careers and headliner potential,” Thornton said of signing Hawthorne. “I recognized Koryn’s potential the first time she performed on The Voice. Koryn finds meaning and depth and soulfulness in a song unlike any artist from this generation.” – Read more at Billboard.com

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