Originally posted Friday, August 16, 2019 by RODNEY HOfirstname.lastname@example.org on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
The “American Idol” bus tour arrives in Macon on August 23 for contestants for season 18 and season 3 for ABC. It will be at the Macon City Auditorium.
You must be a legal U.S. resident and between 15 and 28 years old to audition.
Note: the judges and Ryan Seacrest will not be there. These are the opening rounds and most everyone will be quickly eliminated. Have at least two songs ready to go because the initial producer might ask you to do something else. And feel free to bring instruments.
Two years ago, “Idol” came to Piedmont Park and last year, they held a last-second open call at Infinite Energy Arena in Duluth.
Adam Lambert, who is coming to State Farm Arena in six days with Queen, has released info about his upcoming “Velvet Side A” EP featuring six songs.
Side B will come out later.
“Superpower” is coming out September 4. In recent months, he has released “Feel Something,” “New Eyes” and “Comin’ in Hot.”
Kelly Clarkson’s talk show is three weeks away. She provided a tour of her studio on Instagram.
“I have a show,” she said, pointing to the purple neon sign lit up with the title and joking, “They ran out of everyone [else] to ask. … Hope I don’t suck!”
In Atlanta, she will be on at 2 a.m. on WSB-TV, not exactly prime time.
In many markets, she will be on before “Ellen.” Thus, this promo:
During a red carpet “America’s Got Talent,” Simon Cowell was asked about Ryan Seacrest possibly leaving “American Idol.” He gave a not surprising answer posted by Us magazine: “I have no idea. I haven’t seen the show in so many years, I honestly couldn’t tell you.”
He has also lost 20 pounds and looks healthier since going vegan.
He told Access Hollywood that "You feel better. My memory's better, I feel better, so I didn't find it difficult. I can still drink beer, so I'm happy."
Season 1’s Tamyra Gray will join the North American tour of the Tony-winning revival of “Once on This Island.” It hits 25 cities (not Atlanta) from October through June of next year.
Katharine McPhee is unapologetic about the 34-year age difference with her hubby David Foster.
According to Page Six of the New York Post, McPhee performed on an LGBTQ cruise to Provincetown, Mass., and Foster joined her onstage. “I don’t know if you noticed or not, but there’s a bit of an age difference between the two of us,” he told the crowd. “But on this cruise, nobody gives a s***.” At one show, McPhee added a “Go f*** yourself.” a source said.
David Cook recently sang for a couple who met on “Bachelor in Paradise” and got hitched. He covered “Ever the Same” by Rob Thomas. (He was also at City Winery Atlanta August 7.)
Dallas GA resident and season 16 runner-up Caleb Lee Hutchinson will be performing at Athens’ Georgia Theatre August 30. Tickets are $10-12 for the show, which begins at 8:30 p.m.
Jasmine Trias, season 3 third place finisher, is still performing in the Phillipines. Here she is covering “A Moment Like This” with KZ Tandingan.
Fifteen years later, the now 32-year-old singer still wearing that flower in her head.
Carrie Underwood “Southbound” 10-8, Mediabase country chart
Scotty McCreery “In Between” 43-30, country
Maddie Poppe “Made You Miss” 25-28, Hot AC
Fantasia “Enough” 2-2, Urban AC
Danny Gokey “Haven’t Seen It Yet” 2-3, Christian AC (peaked at No. 1)
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