Terry McDermott with Todd Burman"The Voice's" breakout star Terry McDermott may have placed second on Season 3, but he's done quite all right for himself since leaving the show--and it all came together organically for him, in a way that never would have happened if he'd been tied to a record label. Just last week, while on a visit to Los Angeles, he got together with his buddy Todd Burman (formerly of Australian band Juke Kartel); the two wrote the power-ballad "Pictures," put it up on SoundCloud, and the response from Terry's fans (aka the "McHobbits") was so overwhelmingly positive, he rushed it to iTunes. And less than five days after the song was recorded--and less than 24 hours after it became available for download--it hit number one on the iTunes rock chart.Read More »from Terry McDermott Gives Amazeballs Performance At Yahoo! Music
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Thu, Feb 28, 2013 11:53 AM PST
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:04 PM PST
Okay, let’s just cut to the chase. This Wednesday, Zoanette Johnson made it through to “American Idol’s” live top 20 shows, which kick off next week. Yes, that Zoanette Johnson. (Could there ever be more than one?) The one who mangled the National Anthem at her bizarre Oklahoma City audition. The one whose Hollywood Week solo performance was a scream-of-consciousness jazz-funk improv behind a drum kit. The one who showed up this week in a lightsocket-shocked Dee Snider weave that made Nicki Minaj’s hair look like Anne Hathaway’s crop. On Wednesday, 10 more female semifinalists competed in Vegas, five of them were instantly eliminated…and Zoanette survived. In fact, she was the very first contestant that the judges saved.
Oh—and did I mention that Zoanette got the pimp spot, and that she sang Elton John’s Lion King anthem “Circle Of Life,” which was Jennifer Hudson’s signature song on “Idol” Season 3? Yep, that actually happened.Read More »from ‘American Idol’ In Vegas, Round 3: The Lion Freaks Tonight
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Wed, Feb 27, 2013 1:44 PM PST
Sarah Sellers [photo: Justin Goode]Season 10 alum and cool food blogger Sarah Sellers has been posting her viewing-party snack recipes in Reality Rocks for two "Idol" seasons now, and she's back this year to get your mouth watering every night of Season 12.
Tonight, Vegas Week continues with the 10 more female semifinalists, so for tonight's viewing, Sarah is naturally inspired the Southwest. Enjoy!Read More »from Snackin’ With Sarah Sellers: ‘Idol’ Vegas Week Night 3 Viewing Nosh
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Tue, Feb 26, 2013 11:49 AM PST
Blake has the magic "Touch"Following "American Idol" Season 6 runner-up Blake Lewis's announcement this week--issued exclusively via Yahoo! Music--that he has signed to major label Republic Records, he has now premiered his new single, "Your Touch," in the most major way possible. The galvanizing electro-anthem is the new theme for Microsoft's Internet Explorer Touch, and Blake appears in the global ad campaign's 60-second commercial, released today.
The ad spot is practically as much a commercial for Blake as it is for Microsoft, and it is sure to relaunch Blake's career after a four-year hiatus between albums.Read More »from Blake Lewis Is The New Internet Explorer Touch Posterboy
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:46 AM PST
photo: Robert Sebree“American Idol” Season 6’s beatboxing runner-up Blake Lewis hasn’t released a full-length album since his underrated 2009 Tommy Boy Records release, Heartbreak On Vinyl (the follow-up to 2007’s Audio Day Dream, which came out on the “Idol”-affiliated BMG). But he has never stopping working, recording, and collaborating, and those tireless efforts are finally paying off….as Yahoo!’s Reality Rocks is thrilled to exclusively announce that Blake has signed to major label Republic Records (home to Drake, Florence + The Machine, Alex Clare, Gotye, and many more). Blake’s third album, officially titled Portrait Of A Chameleon, will be released by Republic this spring.Read More »from EXCLUSIVE: Blake Lewis Signs To Republic Records, Teases New Tune
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