Phillip Phillips, currently in recovery from kidney surgery, will make his first public concert appearance on July 4 for the annual PBS special “A Capitol Fourth.”
This is just over three weeks after his surgery and two days before the “Idols Live” tour starts in Detroit July 6. The tour hits Duluth and Gwinnett Arena August 5.
“Smash” actress Megan Hilty and “The Voice” Season 1 winner Javier Colon (remember him?) are part of the concert as well on top of Josh Turner, Kool & The Gang, Kelli O’Hara, Russell Watson and the National Symphony Orchestra.
- The press reports for number of auditioners for “Idol” this season are down over past years. Los Angeles had maybe 2,500. San Antonio and Charlotte both have estimates at around 6,000 each. Maybe we really are running out of potentially aspiring singers. Or they’re being diverted to “The X Factor” and “The Voice”?
- Radio airplay, courtesy of Mediabase 24/7
Top 40: #35 Dark Side by Kelly Clarkson
Hot AC: #9 Stronger, #21 Dark Side by Kelly Clarkson, #23 Good Girl by Carrie Underwood, #24 Outta My Head by Daughtry, #29 Free by Haley Reinhart, #33 Vision of Love by Kris Allen, #37 Never Close Our Eyes by Adam Lambert #39 Home by Phillip Phillips
Urban AC: #19 Celebrate by Whitney Houston/Jordin Sparks #36 Who’s Gonna Love You More by Michael Lynche
Country #7 Good Girl by Carrie Underwood, #22 Mr. Know It All by Kelly Clarkson
Christian pop: #23 Good Morning by Mandisa
By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk