April 5th, 2012
Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe becomes most played song on Radio Disney, One Direction arrives in New York for SNL, The X Factor expanding audition process to reach artists with pre-existing management contracts, Aaron Carter’s run on The Fantasticks has been extended, Ashley Tisdale and Sarah Hyland become new faces of Op, Flashback Photo featuring Savvy and Mandy, Disney Channel orders comedy pilot for Bits and Pieces, Karen Miller promoted at Disney Channels Worldwide
T2 Exclusive: Yesterday, Carly Rae Jepsen‘s single, Call Me Maybe, became the #1 played song over the last five days on Radio Disney. According to MediaBase 3/31-4/4, the song has received 44 spins. At this current rotation, you’ll hear it once every 2 hours and 44 minutes.
Last night, One Direction arrived in New York to prepare for their performance on Saturday Night Live. While this appearance puts them front and center with a mainstream U.S. audience, they’ve still got more dreams to accomplish – including one that will be fulfilled on December 3rd.
Speaking of One Direction, you could jump start your career just like Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis with an appearance on X Factor. Season Two auditions are now open and the world’s only $5 million audition is back!
The X Factor is expanding its audition process to reach more singers than any talent show ever before in its search to find the best new solo artists and vocal groups in America. In addition and new for Season Two, artists with pre-existing management contracts can now audition (subject to limited restrictions).
America’s best undiscovered talent can audition for The X Factor Season Two as follows:
1. Online auditions at TheXFactorUSA.com.
2. MyStudio HD Recording Studios across America – visit thexfactorusa.com for locations.
3. Open Calls in the following cities: San Francisco (April 20); Greensboro, NC (May 1); and Providence, RI (May 10th).
Want more details and/or to get registered for your city’s audition? Visit xfactorusa.com for more information.
T2 Exclusive: Aaron Carter‘s has extended his run again in the Off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks. Earlier this year he renewed his contract with the show to run through April 22nd, and now it’s been extend again through the end of July. You can purchase tickets for The Fantasticks at Ticketmaster.com.
Meet the new faces of Op’s Spring/Summer Campaign 2012 – Ashley Tisdale, Sarah Hyland, Matt Lanter and Austin Stowell.
Disney Channel has ordered the comedy pilot Bits & Pieces, a unique re-imagining of the traditional multicamera family comedy. The series will showcase the bits and pieces of a family’s funniest moments using quick, dynamic storylines that unfold through a series of short comedic vignettes. Production begins in June in consideration for a Disney Channel series to premiere in 2013.
Karen K. Miller has been promoted to Executive Director, Worldwide Programming Strategy, Acquisitions and Co-Productions, Disney Channels Worldwide. Miller, who works across the owned Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior channels around the world, reports to Paul DeBenedittis, Senior Vice President, Programming, Scheduling, Multi-Platform, Acquisitions & Co-Productions, Disney Channels Worldwide.
5pm CST – Takeover (Radio Disney)
Featuring Andy Grammer.
7pm CST – American Idol: 1 Voted Off (FOX)
Contestants face elimination, The Wanted performs, Jennifer Lopez premieres her new music video.
7:30pm CST – Phineas and Ferb: The Movie – Across the 2nd Dimension (Disney Channel)
Along with their pet platypus, stepbrothers Phineas and Ferb battle evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz.
10:35pm CST – The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC)
Featuring an appearance by Zac Efron and performance by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.
11:30pm CST – Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)
Featuring a performance by Needtobreathe.
In Concert Tomorrow:
The All-American Rejects and Rocket To The Moon
Oklahoma City, OK
New York, NY