Headlines: Why NBC Pulled Hair Live, Gyth Rigdon, Laine Hardy Talk Finales

‘American Idol’ Final Three Talk Most Memorable Season 17 Moments: Exclusive – You’ve heard them sing, watched them take in the judge’s advice and grow as performers and worn out our voting fingers, making sure that Madison Vandenburg, Alejandro Aranda and Laine Hardy get their chance to hoist that golden microphone after American votes in real time during the three-hour finale. Everyone has their favorite moments, but what will Madison, Alejandro and Laine remember most about their Idol journey? In a Billboard exclusive, find out what the final three will keep in their minds when it’s all over, win or lose. – Read more at Billboard

Gyth Rigdon shares details about making it to The Voice finale – The stage is set and all that’s left is America’s vote. The season finale of the hit competition show The Voice will premiere on NBC next week, during prime time. If you’ve been watching, you know Southwest Louisiana’s Gyth Rigdon has made it to the Final Four! From the the blind auditions to battle after battle, Gyth has shown he’s a force to be reckoned with on this season of the hit show. 7News spoke to the Singer native about his journey to the finals. – Read more at KPLCTV

Will Laine Hardy Be the Next American Idol? – The search for the next singing sensation comes to an end this Sunday when American Idol will name its next champion. Voting predictions are all over the place with just Alejandro Aranda, Laine Hardy and Madison VanDenburg in the running for the title, so it is anybody’s game. As for Laine, he told reporters after last week’s elimination that whatever the results, he will be satisfied. “I’m happy either way,” he said. – REad more at Parade

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READY FOR FREDDIE Queen singer Adam Lambert thinks he would have made a great couple with Freddie Mercury – On whether he would have caught Freddie’s eye had fate allowed, Adam – who filled the late star’s boots as frontman of Queen – said: “Apparently he did like them a little beefier! That much I know. “I think if I was alive to see Freddie Mercury on stage, he was so brilliant that I probably would have fallen in love with him, yeah.” – Read more at The Sun

Queen: How Freddie Mercury ‘gave Adam Lambert PERMISSION’ when he joined the band – “In a way when I started working with Queen, looking at Freddie and his style history, it’s sort of a free pass,” he said. “There’s no line that’s too far and the audience get it. “Freddie gives me permission to take it there. “Also, I’m not going to stand up there and do a set with Queen in jeans and a t-shirt, that would be ridiculous and totally not the spirit of what they are. – Read more Express.co.uk

For American Idol Standout Chloe Channell, Songwriting and Whataburger Go Hand in Hand – American Idol fans who tuned in to the show recently probably heard singer Chloe Channell wow the judges with her rendition of Keith Urban’s “Stupid Boy.” But it wasn’t the 17-year-old’s performance that caught our attention. The Pace, Florida, resident is all about Whataburger. “She goes to Whataburger at least once a day – if not more – to eat. That is where she spends all her money,” Chloe’s mom Kimberly Channell says. After she auditioned for the American Idol judges, in fact, she told them that she was hungry and wanted a biscuit and gravy from Whataburger,” her mom remembers. – Read more at whataburger.com

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NBC Shares the Reason They Pulled HAIR LIVE From the Schedule – NBC Entertainment chairman George Cheeks, who runs the network alongside Paul Telegdy, told Adweek that HBO was primarily responsible for pulling Hair Live! off the May 19 date, since the premium cable network scheduled the GAME OF THRONES series finale for the same night. “As soon as we heard of the announcement of the GAME OF THRONES series finale, it gave us tremendous pause,” said Cheeks. “It’s always challenging when you have big events like that to move the date. So that was the first thing that made us think, maybe this is not the right move.” “The other thing we’ve learned, not just with Rent but with all the live musicals, is that the bigger, broader, four quadrant, family-friendly musicals are the ones that work,” said Cheeks. – Broadway World.com

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