'American Idol' runner-up Lauren Alaina stopped by 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC) and revealed some shocking news about her previous attempts to enter a TV singing contest. Host Jay Leno and fellow guest Piers Morgan began by asking Lauren about her relationship with 'Idol' champ Scotty McCreery. After insisting that they're just friends, Lauren summed-up the situation: "Everyone wants us to like each other but we just can't seem to do it!" Then, discussing this week's 'American Idol' finale, Morgan spoke from experience as a veteran competition show judge and told Lauren: "I thought you were the better singer." And that's when she landed the zinger. "I trialled out for your show and didn't get it. Twice!" As Morgan reeled in surprise, she repeated that yes, she auditioned for 'America's Got Talent' -- not just once, but twice -- and "I didn't make it past the first round." http://www.aoltv.com/2011/05/27/lauren-alaina-says-americas-got-talent-turned-her-down-twice/
Wanna audition for NBC's America's Got Talent ? There's an app for that. NBC is set to announce the launch of a new America's Got Talent app that will allow users to upload their audition videos directly to YouTube via an iPhone or Android device. NBC says the app is the first of its kind for a competition reality show. "This process throws a wider ... http://www.tvguide.com/News/Americas-Got-Talent-1032715.aspx?rss=breakingnews
" America's Got Talent " runner-up Jackie Evancho has scored a guest appearance on Disney Channel's " Wizards of Waverly Place " where she got the chance to work with Selena Gomez and her co-stars. The first look of the 10-year-old singer appearing as herself has been released via several stills and on-set images . Evancho, who wears star-spangled banner as her dress, will visit Tribeca Prep to sing at their "Spirit of America Play." Jennifer Stone's Harper, who dresses up as a cactus, will also be taking the stage for the first time. Jackie gives Harper a run for her money. Read More... http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00038689.html
When a man loves a woman... he proposes to her on a talk show. America's Got Talent winner Michael Grimm proposed to his girlfriend of three years, Lucy Zolcerova, during a taping of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. "She's been there for me," Grimm told DeGeneres on the show, taped Thursday for airing Friday. "Once you find that good woman, you hang on to her." America's Got Talent crowns Season 5 winner DeGeneres called Zolcerova down from the audience, and Grimm got down on one knee to ask. She said yes. The 30-year-old singer, who won $1 million on Talent, said Zolcerova was the inspiration for his winning performance of "When a Man Loves a Woman" on Tuesday's final. Source Here
Kids did the darnedest things on TV this week. High school student Oscar pursued an affair with both mother and daughter on 90210. Little ones on Parenthood and One Tree Hill got confusing answers to their inquiries about sex. Jimmy Johnson rallied against youth on Survivor: Nicaragua. Eminem and Vince acted like children on Entourage. And precious Jackie Evancho, who came in second on America's Got Talent, occupies the first position in America's heart. 12. Creepiest Character: There are a many lecherous lads on 90210 this season, but Oscar, Ivy's family friend who's in town to do a postgraduate year at West Bev, won the premiere episode's ick-off. After establishing that the horndog is hot for Ivy, we learn that he's also been having a secret affair with Laurel, aka Ivy's mom. 11. Worst Question: It's just another innocent day at the park on Parenthood until precocious Sydney asks parents Julia and Joel if she came out of a vagina. Scared by her question (she's only 6!) and her language, Joel tries to kill her interest by explaining that everyone comes out of a vagina. Which she announces in full voice to her playmates when she returns to the slide. To Read More Click Here .
"Ameria's Got Talent," "Big Brother," and "Masterchef" all aired finales on Wednesday, crowning their winners. In the battle of the reality competition shows, though, AGT took the crown. CBS kicked off their latest "Survivor" adventure and took the number one slot in the adults 18-49 demo. Additionally, NBC debuted the Jimmy Smits-led legal drama "Outlaw" to a respectable 10 million viewers. In averages, NBC won with 14.3 million viewers and a 8.5 rating/14 share in households. CBS followed with 9.2 million people and a 5.3/9 for second,and FOX took third with a 4.7 million, 2.8/5. ABC was next with 3.9 million, 2.7/4, and The CW trailed with 2.7 million, 1.7/3. The 18-49 adult demographic went to NBC with a 3.3 rating, but CBS didn't trail far with a 3.2. The rest: Fox, 2.0, The CW, 1.2, and ABC, 1.2. To Read More Click Here .
[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from the America's Got Talent finale. Read at your own risk.] On America's Got Talent, the final four vied for $1 million on the Season 5 finale: 10-year-old opera-singing prodigy Jackie Evancho, black-light illusion dance group Fighting Gravity, soulful singer/musician Michael Grimm and baroque dandy opera singer Prince Poppycock. Each contestant performed "with one of their heroes," as host Nick Cannon put it. The night kicked off with Poppycock, looking like an Elizabethan acid trip, as usual. He performed "Last Dance" with disco queen Donna Summer, and it was an oddly lifeless rendition of the 1978 hit. To Read More Click here .
To quote America's Got Talent's eloquent host Nick Cannon, 'It's the finals man!Ã¢â¬Â Yes, it's come to this, PopWatchers. Four acts are left in the running, each hoping for a career on the Vegas strip and beyond. Piers did his best Simon Cowell impression, crushing the dreams of Prince Poppycock (who he claimed he blew it) and Fighting Gravity, while praising Jackie Evancho as the greatest thing since DVR. But the Prince didn't seem discouraged. In a post-show interview with People, he described the dreaded XÂ he received from Piers as simply a means to create tension, calling the judge a big ninny. Â Point Poppycock? Prince Poppycock's performance was very straightforward, so I have to agree with Piers' assessment that it was less fun than his previous performances. Will America still embrace a serious Poppycock? And If you take away his elaborate costumes and makeup, is he as good of a singer as Jackie Evancho? To Read More Click Here .
Three vastly different singers and a special-effects performing arts group got votes - enough of them to advance to the finals of America's Got Talent. The final four who will vie for $1 million on next week's finale are 10-year-old opera-singing prodigy Jackie Evancho, a black-light illusion dance group of Virginia Tech fraternity brothers called Fighting Gravity, soulful singer and musician Michael Grimm, and baroque dandy opera singer known as Prince Poppycock. The four acts emerged from the Top 10 with the most viewer votes on Wednesdays' elimination episode. Source Here
Even though Michael Grimm was awarded his spot in the first half of the "America's Got Talent" results show, he was really the only finalist in question, right? We were a bit surprised they actually didn't hold his group until last, to be honest. The Michael Grasso vs. Prince Poppycock, Jackie Evancho vs. Anna and Patryk and Fighting Gravity vs. Studio One matchups were hardly surprises, right? I did feel a little bad for the Jeremy Vanschoonhoven and Christina & Ali fake-out, though when I initially thought one of them advanced, I was quite surprised. To Read More Click Here . If You Missed This Episode Watch It Here Online Now