Season 8 winner Kris Allen is set to perform at Eddie’s Attic Jan. 20 and a recent head-on car accident won’t stop that. He broke his wrist, which means no guitar playing any time soon. Check out a photo here.
In better news, he Tweeted that he and his wife are expecting a baby.
Yes I got in a really bad wreck tonight and yes I’m having a lil baby. #gonnabeadadd
Rolling Stone caught some blind auditions with Usher and Shakira subbing in for Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera on “The Voice.” Atlanta’s Usher had this to say:
“You can’t really compare my style to anybody,” Usher said of his approach to coaching. “My style is more military than anything, because I’m all about the preparation and have always been. I rehearse a million times to be prepared. My style is to make them understand the seriousness of the craft and that they have the very best opportunity to be the greatest or the worst, depending on how you take it.”
Shakira says she’s hands on:
“While I’m coaching my team I tend to focus on the detail. I don’t know if it’s maybe because of the female condition, but men are more focused on the general aspects, and women tend to sort of focus on details a lot. And so when I’m giving directions to my contestants I’m particularly focused on details.”
Ryan Seacrest hosted the New Year’s Rockin’ Eve for the first time minus Dick Clark, who was given a very comprehensive tribute earlier in the evening. I caught him singing along to Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” Strange. With Justin Bieber there, too, Seacrest’s show pulled in the best ratings in 12 years during primetime. (They don’t have immediate numbers for the 11 p.m. hour)
Season 4 singer Anthony Fedorov has joined a band 7th Heaven as lead singer.