Originally posted Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by RODNEY HOfirstname.lastname@example.org on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
The second phase of “American Idol” auditions began last week in Denver with the celebrity judges and Ryan Seacrest taping for season 17 - or season 2 on ABC, which is how ABC is defining it.
Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan are back. “Idol” has not identified the other cities yet though I know Atlanta won’t be one of them.
“They’re fun,” Seacrest said, of his fellow mates, on his “Live with Kelly and Ryan” show.
Richie does a terrible version of “This... is American Idol!”
She is also going to voice a character Delta Dawn in the “Trolls” sequel and will sing an original song for the film.
Season 16 winner Maddie Poppe released a peppy version of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”
She is in Los Angeles right now, presumably working on her new album and meeting some famous folks, like Kate Flannery of “The Office’ fame:
Jimmy Fallon duets with Carrie Underwood on “Islands in the Stream.”
Carrie has a new ballad out “Love Wins,” which just entered the country top 40.
Adam Lambert is lending his voice to the animated “Playmobil: The Movie.” He will also offer up an original song. Others involved: Daniel Radcliffe, Jim Gaffiganand Meghan Trainor.
A little wit from Katharine McPhee’s Twitter feed. She has a tour this fall though she is not coming to Atlanta.
Clay Aiken Tweet of the week is purely inspirational:
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