Savannah Outen wins Billboard’s Northwest Region Battle of the Bands, Megan and Liz take the lead of iHeart Radio Rising Star contest, Music sales rebound Easter Week with Kelly Clarkson – One Direction and Shake It Up leading the way, Zach Porter gives details on upcoming Allstar Weekend album, New videos online from White House Easter Egg Roll featuring Bella Thorne Zendaya and Rachel Crow, Colbie Caillat receives 67 percent pick on the Radio Disney Music Mailbag, Close call for Roshon Fegan on Dancing with the Stars, Appearance times for Malese Jow at The Vampire Diaries Official Convention, Pawn Stars on their way to the set of iCarly, Details on Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days starring Zachary Gordon
Congrats to Savannah Outen! She’s won Billboard’s Battle of the Bands Northwest Region competition. Next month, she’ll be headed to Las Vegas for the finals. As a way of saying thank you to her fans, she’s uploaded a new cover of Adele‘s Turning Tables on YouTube.
The iHeart Radio Rising Star contest continues on and our favorite faces still remain in the Top 3, although Megan & Liz are now in the top spot. Look for the duo to be announcing new tour dates for the Spring and Summer shortly. Vote now for your favorite act at Macys.iHeart.com/Macys/.
Thank you Easter Bunny! Talk about a sales explosion last week, music sales rose dramatically. Here’s a look at some of the big winners- the number on the right represents how much sales improved over the previous week. (source: HITS Digital Ventures)
Kelly Clarkson: Stronger +117%
One Direction: Up All Night +89%
Shake It Up: Live 2 Dance +73%
News regarding Allstar Weekend has been rather sparse lately, but fans can rejoice! Zach Porter has updated the groups Tumblr (mature content) with significant details on their upcoming album, including song titles and the concept behind them.
She’s on a roll! You can watch Bella Thorne read Curious George to children at the 2012 White House Easter Egg Roll on YouTube. Also be sure to check out the 15 minute performance by Zendaya and the 11 minute performance by Rachel Crow.
Last weekend, Colbie Caillat‘s new single, Favorite Song f/ Common scored a 67 percent Pick on the Radio Disney Music Mailbag.
Close call! Last night on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, Roshon Fegan found himself at the bottom of the leader board with Sherri Shepard. After a bit of drama, it was announced that Sherri would be the one heading home. The show also included a brief interview with Joey Fatone and a dance number with the cast of Dancing with the Stars: Live in Las Vegas featuring Sabrina Bryan (left) and Kyle Massey (right).
The Vampire Diaries Official Convention is headed to the Westin O’Hare in Chicago, IL this weekend. The schedule for the event has been posted. Sunday will include multiple appearances by Malese Jow. Here’s her schedule:
8:30am – Private One Hour Meet & Greet Session with Kat Graham and Torrey DeVitto. Tickets are $200.
12:40pm – Photo Ops. Tickets are $45.
1:55pm Stage appearance with Kat Graham and Torrey DeVitto.
3:40pm – Autograph Session. Tickets are $30.
So how will iCarly top last weeks episode featuring One Direction? Well, they probably won’t, but they definitely plan on changing things up. EW.com has all the details on an upcoming episode that will feature Rick, Corey and Chumlee from History’s hit reality series Pawn Stars. Any guess what they’ll call the episode… iPawn?
USA Today is reporting that Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days starring Zachary Gordon will open in theaters on August 3rd. Wow, that boy got big!
7pm CST – American Idol: Finalists Compete (FOX)
The remaining finalists perform.
7:30pm CST – Suburgatory: Down Time (ABC)
George becomes concerned when Dallas’ divorce is finalized; Dalia’s therapist, Dr. Richard Rohl helps her make a breakthrough; Ryan and Tessa go on a date.
8pm CST – America’s Next Top Model (CW)
Past “America’s Next Top Model” winner Lisa D’Amato mentors the contestants as they create and record music videos; guest judges Jessica Sutta and Nadine Coyle.
In Concert Tomorrow:
The Fresh Beat Band
Hot Chelle Rae
New York, NY