On TV: Missy Higgins, Katy Perry, Pussycat Dolls

Pop acts on television this week include:

Nick Lachey, who hosts ‘High School Musical: Get in the Picture’ (ABC) on Monday.

Missy Higgins, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ (NBC) on Thursday.

Lykke Li, who performs on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ (NBC) on Thursday.

Katy Perry, Jesse McCartney and Pussycat Dolls, who all perform on ‘Today’ (NBC) on Friday.

Missy Higgins Online Chat At Paltalk.com

Midway through her current tour of North America, Missy Higgins will be stopping by Paltalk.com for an exclusive live 2-way video chat online at 6PM EST on Monday (August 4). Besides being able to chat live with the Australian singer songwriter, visitors can also connect with other Missy fans throughout the world. Check out details here.

Missy Higgins ‘Steer’ Video (U.S. Version)

Missy Higgins 'Steer' EP cover

Missy Higgins is out with the video to the U.S. version of her single ‘Steer’, off the Australian singer songwriter’s second album ‘On a Clear Night’, out now on Reprise Records. Watch it below.

Missy Higgins Sierra Club 2% Campaign Global Warming PSA

Missy Higgins has teamed up with The Sierra Club on their 2% campaign. The initiative seeks to cut 80% of carbon emissions by 2050 or 2% a year. In a PSA for the Sierra Club, Missy said, “This is everyone’s responsibility. Governments, families, businesses, but we don’t need to do it all at once. If we just do a little bit, just 2% every year, what the Sierra Club calls the 2% solution, we can stop some of the most damaging effects of global warming.” Watch Missy’s global warming message below.

Missy Higgins Discusses Second Album & ‘Where I Stood’ Success

Missy Higgins has returned to the U.S. with her second album ‘On a Clear Night’, featuring her hit single ‘Where I Stood’. The album has already been certified triple platinum in Australia. Higgins spoke with The ShowBuzz about ‘Where I Stood’ getting good buzz in America, having more honest lyrics on her second CD, and not being ready to think about her third album yet. Watch the interview below the cut. (more…)

Missy Higgins Visits TV Guide Channel’s ‘mVids’

Missy Higgins dropped by ‘mVids’ on the TV Guide Channel to talk with host Nikki Boyer about her new album ‘On A Clear Night’, how she got into singing growing up, how the songs on her second album are “much more mature” than her debut, her environmental activism, how she makes her tour carbon neutral, and more. Higgins then performed ‘Where I Stood’ and ‘Steer’.

Asked about how music came into her life, Missy said, “I guess with my brother, I was 7-years-old, he was in a band and they used to play around Melbourne where I’m from. I guess I grew up going to his gigs and listening to him. Eventually, when I was 13 or 14, he got me up on stage. I went to boarding school, so on the weekends I’d come up and sing with his band. It was just always in my family. My dad was a piano player too.”

On how the new album differs from her first, Missy said, “Well, my first album I wrote a lot of the songs when I was quite young. The first song on my first album I wrote when I was fifteen. It’s been quite a long time since the writing of those songs and the writing of this album, so I guess I feel like the songs on the album come from a much more mature and maybe slightly more stable head space. I feel like I’m more intricate and musical.”

Asked about if it’s difficult to listen to her older stuff, she said, “It is. It’s nice because I can get kind of transported to where I was when I wrote those songs. At the same time, you progress as a musician and you’re always trying to improve.”

The interview and performances video at YouTube has since been removed.

On TV: Ashlee Simpson, Sara Bareilles, Missy Higgins

Pop acts on television this week include:

Ashlee Simpson, who visits ‘Total Request Live’ on Monday and ‘The Sauce’ on Wednesday.

Jordin Sparks, who performs on ‘TRL’ on Monday and visits ‘The Sauce’ on Monday.

Elton John, who visits ‘Larry King Live’ on Monday.

Mandy Moore, who gets cooking lessons on ‘Rachael Ray’ on Monday.

Missy Higgins, who performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Tuesday.

Janet Jackson, who visits ‘TRL’ on Tuesday and ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Friday.

Miley Cyrus, who visits ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Wednesday with her father Billy Ray.

Barry Manilow, who performs on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ on Wednesday.

Mariah Carey, who visits ‘TRL’ on Wednesday.

Kenna, who performs on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Wednesday.

Cat Power, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show’ on Thursday.

James Blunt, who performs on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ on Thursday.

Josh Kelley, who performs on ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Thursday.

Sara Bareilles, who performs on ‘TRL’ on Thursday and ‘The View’ on Friday.

Raven Symone, who visits ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Friday.

Missy Higgins ‘Missy Takes The Wheel’ Trailer

Missy Higgins Missy Takes The Wheel

A trailer for Missy Higgins’ ‘Missy Takes The Wheel’ documentary has been posted at Warner Bros Records’ YouTube channel. The clip documents the Australian singer songwriter’s green tour of the U.S., hitting the road in a Toyota Prius, visiting green schools or laboratories. Higgins performed at the Australian Live Earth concert last summer. Watch it via YouTube below.

Missy Higgins Online Chat

Missy Higgins took part in an online chat with fans at TeenHollywood.com on Tuesday (December 4). Asked if she’s really a Spice Girls fan after performing a cover of ‘2 Become 1’ at a recent gig, the Australian singer songwriter responded, “Yes! I am a fan! Or used to be when I was a teenager, and I was given the greatest hits album from a radio station recently. Since being on tour, it’s the only CD we’ve had in the car, so let’s just say it fresh in my head!” The entire transcript at teenhollywood.com has since been removed.

Missy Higgins Talks With Hamish & Andy

Hamish & Andy of 2Day FM in Sydney, Australia spoke with a dusty Missy Higgins after the ARIA awards, where she won Best Female Artist, finding out that she finished the night missing one black Motorola mobile phone and how her mother’s night was made by meeting Keith Urban. Higgins says there’s some pretty unattractive pictures that were on her phone, but nothing compromising.

Audio at 2dayfm.com.au has since been removed.