It’s less than a week before the release date of his new album, Horizons, and American Idol season eight winner Kris Allen is like a kid on Christmas Eve.
The 29-year old singer had just released a live stream of the collection on YouTube, and stayed up into the wee hours reading fan reaction on the Internet. While he excitedly waited to see which songs were emerging as fan favorites, he was most amused by one question about who the mysterious vocalist on one song was hitting an extraordinarily low note.
An American Idol hopeful trying out in Nashville got something better than just a golden ticket. The series released a clip on Thursday that shows a brave soul, who remains anonymous but auditioned with "Stay With Me" by Sam Smith, scored a slow dance with Jennifer Lopez.
"Dance with you right now?" asked the judge after his pivotal moment. "What kind of dancing? Because my heels are really high."
HERE’S HOPING: A few weeks ago, Danny Gokey earned his first-ever Billboard No. 1, when his album Hope in Front of Me debuted in pole position on Top Christian Albums. Now, the season eight alum could collect his first No. 1 single as early as next week, thanks to the title song's two-point jump to No. 2 on the Christian Airplay chart.
IT'S A J-HUD 'WORLD':Jennifer Hudson performed her new single, "It's Your World," on the June 29 BET Awards, and now the track, which features R. Kelly, has made its way onto the Billboard charts, debuting at No. 25 on Adult R&B. It is the follow-up to "Walk It Out," which is still on the survey, falling from 25 to 28 in its 12th week, after peaking at No. 22. This current run of singles from Hudson's forthcoming album, due out Sept.
One of the biggest mysteries of the 2014 American Idol summer tour was the absence of country singer DexterRoberts.
Outside of an official statement from the tour in early July announcing that he was released from his contractual obligations, not much else has been said. Fellow Alabama Idols Jess Meuse and CJ Harris revealed a short time later that Roberts was ill.
Emergency service workers from six towns responded to numerous reports of illnesses at a Keith Urban concert in Mansfield, Mass. Officials said alcohol consumption was the likely cause.
Ambulances arrived from Eaton, Foxboro, Mansfield, North Attleboro, Norton and Plainville to help private ambulance services at the Saturday night (July 26) concert at the Xfinity Center, located about 35 miles southwest of Boston.
'FALLING' RISING: Paul McDonald met actress Nikki Reed at a movie premiere while he was competing on season 10 of American Idol. They fell in love and were married on Oct. 16, 2011. A little over a year later they released an EP of duets, The Best Part, which peaked at No. 28 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart and No. 25 on Top Folk Albums.
Back in March, when the Queen + Adam Lambert tour was first announced, Adam Lambert sat in the front lobby of Madison Square Garden and told reporters that playing the famed arena was a dream of his.
On July 17, Lambert's dream came true as he stood in front of a packed house (which included View host Whoopi Goldberg), stepping in for the late Freddie Mercury on a summer night that Queen guitarist Brian May said was filled with "magic."
When the American Idol Live! 2014 tour touched down at The MAC at Momouth University in West Long Branch New Jersey Tuesday night, it was minus a back-up band and seventh-place finisher DexterRoberts, who has been out with an unknown illness since July 1 and will not be continuing on the tour.
'HOPE' IN FRONT: When Danny Gokey competed on American Idol, he was pulled aside by one of the season eight mentors, Randy Travis. Travis, a country superstar, made a strong suggestion that Gokey should consider a career in country music — that country was missing the soul in Gokey's voice. Shortly after the season finale, Gokey signed with Sony Music in Nashville. His debut release, My Best Days, peaked at No. 3 on Top Country Albums and No. 4 on the Billboard 200.