Headlines: Trent Harmon to Sing Anthem Toyota Owners 400

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Trent Harmon Joins TOYOTA OWNERS 400 Pre-Race Ceremony – Richmond, VA – From the Hollywood stage to the River City, American Idol Season XV winner Trent Harmon will perform the National Anthem prior to the TOYOTA OWNERS 400 this Sunday, April 24 at Richmond International Raceway. “We had the privilege of singing ‘God Bless America’ while filming American Idol. It was an amazing feeling and I am very excited and humbled to get the chance to return to the raceway and sing the National Anthem,” shared Harmon. Fans unable to attend the event can tune in at 1:00 p.m. EST on FOX. – Read more at RIR.com

Bea Miller Nabs Opening Slot on Selena Gomez Revival Tour – Bea Miller has been tapped as the opener for Selena Gomez’ upcoming Revival Tour, which will be kicking off May 6 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas before traveling across the U.S. and through Canada. – Read more at Billboard

INTERNATIONAL POP ICON P!NK TO MAKE WORLD TELEVISION DEBUT OF NEW SINGLE“JUST LIKE FIRE” FROM DISNEY’S UPCOMING FILM ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS AT THE “2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS” – Billboard and dick clark productions announced today that award-winning singer-songwriter P!nk will make the world television debut of her new single “Just Like Fire” on the “2016 Billboard Music Awards.” The original song will appear in Disney’s upcoming film Alice Through the Looking Glass, which hits theaters May 27. The “2016 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 22 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00pm PT on ABC. For the first time in Billboard Music Awards history, viewers on the West Coast will watch the show live along with fellow fans on the East Coast. This year’s show, which will be hosted by hip-hop artist Ludacris and international music sensation Ciara, will showcase big performances, unexpected collaborations and much-discussed pop culture moments. – via dc productions press release

Dalton Rapattoni on Life After ‘American Idol,’ Giving Back & Letting Labels Come to Him – With plans already in motion for his post-Idol solo record, Rapattoni took time out to give back to a place close to his heart: the School of Rock. Recently, Rapattoni made two appearances on behalf of the school that nurtured his love of music from the time he was 12 and where he taught young students up until the start of his Idol journey. On Friday, he was on hand to celebrate the opening of a school in Plano, Texas, and on Sunday, he rocked out with 800 students at the School of Rock Rockstravaganza in Dallas for a special performance, which was attended by season 7 alum Jason Castro and his family. Doing his own thing involves exploring his options with 19 Entertainment and recording tracks in Austin, Texas, for his album. He’s working with Blue October bassist Matt Noveskey, who helped produce songs for Rapattoni’s band Fly Away Hero. “We had great chemistry,” he said. “We are going to be holed up in studios in Austin for a while banging this thing out.” “…For me, I’m not pursuing labels. I’m just doing my own thing and making music until a label wants to pursue me.” – Read more at Billboard

Asked if he might ask anyone from his season to collaborate on his album, Rapattoni immediately said he would love to record something with Tristan McIntosh.

American Idol winner Kris Allen discusses watching the Braves with his dad and his most memorable moment at Fenway Park – Check out the video at MLB.com

American Idol’s Best (‘Tasia!) & Worst (Randy?) Ever! Plus: Trent Wins, Allison Rocks & More – Since TVLine’s launch in 2011, we’ve been bringing you a weekly deep dive into all things American Idol — hosted by yours truly, upgraded starting in 2012 by “Season 6 standout” Melinda Doolittle’s mic-dropping expertise and edited to madness and beyond by “the great Jason Averett.” Reality Check was itself an upgrade of Idolatry — an EW.com series that launched in 2007 — and I’d be remiss if I didn’t pause here to thank TVLine’s trusty leader Michael Ausiello for his unwavering support of our Idoloonie agenda. – See the Videos at TV Line

The Voice’ artist Brian Nhira added to judging panel for Project Cuffway – Tulsa’s Brian Nhira, pop artist and worship leader, has been selected as one of the judges for Project Cuffway, set for Friday. “The Voice” Top 20 artist joins Kevin Anderson, co-founder and executive producer of Steelehouse Productions; Alex Eppler, Miss Oklahoma 2014, KOTV news anchor Lori Fullbright and personal stylist-image consultant Lisa K. as judges of the fashion show. The sold-out event will be held Friday in the Grand Ballroom of the Cox Business Center. – Read more at Tulsa World.com

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