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Keith Urban Takes Arena Break at The House of Blues

Photo by Erika Goldring

Photo by Erika Goldring

Earlier this week, Keith Urban and his fellow “American Idol” judges were in New Orleans scouting talent, when Keith Keith got a hankerin’ to play. Instead of the usual arenas and stadiums, a small intimate venue provided the backdrop for a night many fans won’t forget. With the help of a local radio station, the super star gave away 350 free tickets to The Parish at House of Blues. According to The Times-Picayune newspaper, Keith ran his 75 minute set with the energy of an arena show, but the intimacy of a dive-bar gig…inviting an audience member on stage to perform “We Were Us” with him.

“This could work very well, very averagely or be a complete disaster,” Urban said by way of disclaimer. “I’m happy either way.”

Luckily for all involved, Juliet Kalifeh from Brisbane is an aspiring singer, and didn’t disappoint. The 14-song set included all his hits along with an arena-worthy encore.

I just hope the fans truly appreciate seeing a performer such as Keith Urban in such a small intimate venue. There’s nothing like it.

See photos and the setlist here.

Could the Next American Idol Be From Nashville??

Could the next American Idol have been found in Nashville?? It’s a possibility. Either way, this kid is never gonna have another slow dance live up to the one he had with Jennifer Lopez while being serenaded by Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban.

Scotty McCreery Talks American Idol with ACM Lifting Lives Participants

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On Tuesday  Scotty McCreery, visited WME with a group of ACM Lifting Lives Series participants from the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. The group started the day with a performance at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital and then hopped on Scotty’s tour bus for a ride to the WME offices. There they were joined by WME Nashville co-head, Rob Beckham and Lytle Management Group President, John Lytle, for a discussion on Music Business. The participants spent time asking Rob, John and Scotty questions on the ins and outs of the business and all about Scotty’s American Idol experience.

Keith Urban & Fellow American Idol Judges to Return for Season 14

Keith urban, Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr.

All of you Keith Urban fans will be happy to hear, you’ll be able to see him every week again next season. “American Idol” will return for the it’s 14th season and Keith will sit alongside Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. again to judge the singing competition.

“Jennifer, Keith, Harry and Ryan are the very best in the business at what they do, and I’m thrilled that they are returning to American Idol for another season,” said David Hill, senior exec vp, 21st Century Fox. “Each brings unique qualities and expertise to the team, but they all share the same passion for helping undiscovered singers achieve the American dream.”

However, “American Idol” will most likely see a format change in the upcoming season, switching from a two-times a week format to just a single day in order to recover recent ratings drops.

Are you excited to see Keith return to “American Idol?”

“American Idol” Will Award the True Believers this Season

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“American Idol” is willing to pay big money for standing by the side of an eventual winner. Season 14 has added the American Idol True Believer Award and it will allow contestants who make it past a certain point each to designate one person who supported them above all else. That person could be the winning contestant’s relative, friend, mentor, co-worker, or a loved one who has helped them to achieve their dreams just by believing in them.

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“True Believer.” Then, should that contestant win, their “true believer will also walk away with the $50,000 award, simply for believing someone they cared about could make it on the show. In case the winning contestant doesn’t choose a “True Believer,” the money will instead be donated to a charity chosen by “American Idol.”

Ryan Seacrest will be back to continue his hosting duties next year. Additionally, all three judges – Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, and Harry Connick, Jr. – are expected to return. So far, no official announcement from “American Idol” showrunners has surfaced.

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