Jordin Sparks & Blake Lewis Visit ‘Today’

Blake Lewis 'Today'

‘American Idol’ season six winner Jordin Sparks and Blake Lewis visited ‘Today’ on Thursday (May 31).

Video of Blake’s performance of the Maroon 5 hit ‘She Will Be Loved’ and Jordin’s performance of her debut single ‘This Is My Now’ at MSN.com has since been removed.

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On TV: Avril Lavigne, Jordin Sparks, Blake Lewis

Pop acts on television this week include Avril Lavinge, who appears on Rosie O’Donnell’s last day on ‘The View’ on Monday (it was taped last week); Maroon 5, who perform on ‘Today’ on Monday and ‘Total Request Live’ on Wednesday; ‘American Idol’ season six champ Jordin Sparks, who visits ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Tuesday, ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Wednesday and ‘Today’ on Thursday; and ‘Idol’ season six runner-up Blake Lewis, who visits ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Wednesday and ‘Today’ on Thursday.

Blake Lewis & Jordin Sparks Visit LA’s KIIS FM

Blake Lewis and Jordin Sparks talked with Ryan Seacrest of KIIS FM at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles after their final performances last night on ‘American Idol’. Jordin talked about crying in her last performance and doing school work every day and needing her mom around as a guardian, while Blake talked about being cool and relaxed last night and showed off his beatboxing skills.

The interview audio at kiisfm.com has since been removed.

Toenail Troubles For Blake Lewis

TMZ reports that before his hometown visit to Bothell, Washington last week, ‘American Idol’ finalist Blake Lewis had to go to the doctor to have his toe looked at after a hangnail turned his toe black. Read more.

LaKisha Jones Talks With ‘Access Hollywood’

LaKisha Jones does an interview after her 'American Idol' exitLaura Saltman of AccessHollywood.com caught up with LaKisha Jones to talk with her about getting the boot on ‘American Idol’, singing on the hit show with a raw voice, and more.

“I’m really hoarse,” Jones said about her raspy voice of late. “I was hoarse the day of the show, and I was trying to drink my tea and just get past my hoarseness, and with ‘American Idol’ you can’t say, I’m not going to sing this week, so I had to sing past my hoarseness, and it did effect my performance a little bit.”

Asked who might her fan base be comprised of, Jones said, “We’re gonna have to find out. I really don’t know who was voting for me… Hopefully, everyone who loves LaKisha. I really don’t know who my fan base is. I don’t know if they’re a younger audience or an older audience. I’m not sure, but we’ll find out on the tour.”

On the difficulties singing multiple genres, LaKisha said, “It is a challenge, and sometimes challenges are good. In my case, this week, it was not good. It is what it is. I think that I was meant to be #4. I believe in destiny, that whatever God has for me, I will have, what’s not for me, I won’t. If it was meant for me to win ‘American Idol’, I would still be there. Evidently, this is where I stop and then start my next journey.”

Watch the segment via AccessHollywood.com below the cut. (more…)

Blake Lewis Visits Seattle’s KISS 106.1 FM

‘American Idol’ finalist Blake Lewis visited KISS 106.1 FM in Seattle on Friday (May 11) to talk with Jackie and Bender about the reception he received coming back home as part of the ‘Idol’ top three. He also talked about getting a hard time for the beatboxing, doing ‘Idol Gives Back’, staying in contact with his ‘Idol’ buddy Chris Richardson, how the Seattle auditions were ripped by the judges but now Jordin and Blake – who both auditioned in Seattle – are two of the top three, and more. Audio at kiss1061.com has since been removed.

Complaints Spur Blake Lewis To Add Blonde To ‘Do

TMZ has learned that after dying his hair dark last week, ‘American Idol’ finalist Blake Lewis added some blonde streaks this week in response to online complaints from fans. As a compromise, the singer decided to add the blonde highlights, which may have saved him from LaKisha Jones’ fate last night. Read more.

Chris Richardson & Blake Lewis’ Night On The Town

‘American Idol’ finalists Chris Richardson and Blake Lewis were spotted hitting the club scene over the weekend, where Chris insisted MTV star Lauren Conrad “is just my friend, man.” Though Chris was quick to chat with the paparazzi, Blake kept a lower profile while making a long walk to the nightclub Parc. Watch footage from TMZ below the cut. (more…)

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