Cassadee Pope, Thomas Rhett, Lauren Alaina and Scotty Mccreery - Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Country Checkers Challenge During ACM Party for a Cause Festival in Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas at Globe Life Park - Arlington, Texas, United States - Saturday 18th April 2015
With American Idol's 13th season coming to a close, does the singing competition have a chance to win back its relevancy?
Things have been up and down lately for 'American Idol,' as the singing competition is reaching the end of its 13th season. The ratings for one of the more recent episodes reached an all-time low in viewers -- a measly 7 million, while the show’s highest attraction drew in 30 million. Additionally, publicity for one of the finalists hasn’t been too hot either, as contestant Caleb Johnson found himself in a bit of trouble when he called his social media critics “retards” in a video interview with AfterBuzz TV. Either way, the show must go on, and Idol’s two night season finale begins on Tuesday, May 20 as Johnson takes on Jena Irene for the 'American Idol' crown.
“We don’t really care who wins,” Johnson told a group of press outside of Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre on May 19. Irene, on the other hand, stated that win or lose, she wanted to “go out on a good note.” Irene may have the better philosophy here, because as 'American Idol' grows older and older, it raises the question: does anyone really care who wins 'American Idol' anymore?
Caleb Johnson is one of American Idol's season 13 finalists
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The 'American Idol' season ten winner experienced a dramatic gunpoint robbery.
Scotty Mccreery has emerged as a survivor of a "very scary night" last night when he and a group of friends fell victim to a terrifying armed burglary. The American Idol season ten victor explained the incident in a Facebook post and thanked the police for "their quick response and hard work."
Singer Scotty McCreery Found Himself The Victim Of A Scary Gunpoint Robbery On Monday.
The home invasion took place before 2 a.m. near North Carolina State University's campus, where McCreery is a student. Three armed suspects entered the property and took money, wallets and electronics from multiple victims before leaving all of the victims unscathed, according to Raleigh Police Department, via CNN.
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An investigation into the incident is currently underway.
Sometimes even American Idol graduates aren’t immune to disaster – case in point, Scotty Mccreery, the Idol alum, who became the victim of a home invasion early on Monday. According to The Hollywood Reporter, McCreery, who won American Idol’s tenth season, was robbed at gunpoint at his home I Raleigh, C.N. yesterday. He and his friends were threatened and robbed by three men, who entered the home just before 2 a.m. on Monday morning.
The Idol alum had just finished his exams and was planning a nationwide tour.
The suspects reportedly took cash, wallets and electronic items. The apartment did not belong to McCreery, said the report. McCreery had just finished his second year at North CarolinaState, the report said. He was on a break after finishing his exams. He is just going back on tour this Friday, starting in Bakersfield, California. The 20-year-old reality star chose to report the crime on Facebook and Twitter early on Tuesday.
Continue reading: American Idol Winner Scotty McCreery Held At Gunpoint In Home Invasion
The country singer's home near North Carolina State University in Raleigh was robbed by three armed men in the early hours of Monday morning (May 5th).
American idol contestant, Scotty Mccreery, was scared for his life on Monday (May 5th).
The 20 year-old was robbed in his own home, while he was held at gunpoint, during the early hours of Monday morning, according to an ABC affiliate.
The incident took place at his apartment near North Carolina State University in Raleigh, where he is currently a student.
We’re big fans of Beyonce Knowles, here at Contactmusic and we don’t like the thought of her sat at home, wading through a tub of Ben and Jerry’s and snivelling into a silk hanky whilst the world is up in arms about her lip syncing the National Anthem earlier this week (January 21, 2013). So, for the sole purpose of cheering Beyoncé up (OK, we kinda had a bout of the mid-week blues and fancied a chuckle, too), we have compiled some seriously bad lip syncing fails from the annals of pop history. Cheer up, Beyoncé, there’s always the Super Bowl…
First up, in fifth place: If you are going to call your band Squeeze Theeze Pleeze, you can bet your bottom dollar that fate is going to intervene and cause something terrible to happen to you. Just watch this clip and see fate trying to deal a blow to the singer of Squeeze Theeze Pleeze, not only for his terrible band name but – presumably, also for his awful t-shirt, jeans and suit jacket combo. We won’t spoil the surprise, but please also note just how much his band seem to care about his well-being, when the highlight of the video actually occurs.
Watch Squeeze Pleeze Theeze's disastrous live performance
Flo Rida fans might want to snag a position with a decent vantage point for the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York on Saturday, after it was announced the hip-hop star would be performing aboard a 30-foot float. As always, the parade will feature numerous inflatable landmarks and fancily decorated floats.
"This is a dream come true," Flo Rida told the New York Daily News, "I remember as a kid getting together with my whole family to watch the Thanksgiving Day parade and thinking about how someday I'd be on a float." Flo Rida will actually be riding the newspaper's own 'Big Apple' float and argued that even though he's from a city 1,200 miles away, it's still pretty special. "I know I'm from Miami, but I come to New York City a lot. It's very special to ride on the float of New York's hometown newspaper." The Daily News enlisted the help of R&B legend Mary J Blige for their float in 2011 and they'll be hoping Flo Rida does a similarly sterling job.
The celebrations begins at 9am on November 24, 2012, at 77th St and Central Park West, where 16 giant balloons, 28 floats and 11 marching bands begin their trip to the south of the city. Plenty of celebrities will appear at the event, including Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Whoopi Goldberg and basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Continue reading: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: Flo Rida To Perform On 30ft Float
Scotty Mccreery Sunday 11th November 2012 10th Annual Hollywood Christmas Celebration at The Grove
Jason Aldean is already sitting pretty at the top of the country music singles charts, with ‘Take A Little Ride’ and this week, he’s looking to do the same with his album, Night Train. It’s the fifth studio album from the 35 year-old, who likes to mix a little hip-hop in with his country. Night Train is pretty much a dead cert to storm to the top of the US country music charts, but how will it fare in the Billboard Hot 100? His last full-length release, My Kinda Party rocked in at number two; surely this time round, Aldean will be looking for that elusive top spot?
From country infused with hip-hop to one of the forefathers of ‘alt-country’: Jason Lytle. Formerly of Grandaddy, Lytle releases his fourth solo album this week, entitled Department of Disappearance. So far, the album’s received an impressive score of 80 on the metacritic reviews site but it remains to be seen whether or not an alternative artist such as Lytle can translate into chart success.
It looks as though country music will be dominating this week’s charts again; American Idol winner Scotty Mccreery is getting in early with the Christmas releases and launching his festive tunes for all of the world to hear. If the phrase Christmas With Scotty McCreery fills you with dread then this is never going to be the album for you. If however, the thought of having your family dinner soundtracked by the pearly-white perma-grinning McCreery sounds agreeable then you may as well get in early, grab a copy of the album right now and watch to see if he can grab another US number one album, or whether he will have to admit defeat to the almighty Aldean.
Scotty Mccreery Monday 5th December 2011 2011 American Country Awards at the MGM Grand Resort Hotel and Casino - Press Room Las Vegas, Nevada