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  • First Listen! Jedward Grow Up on New Single 'Free Spirit'

    April 21, 2014 11:25 AM ET | Yahoo Reality Rocks
     |  Lyndsey Parker

    Although Jedward, aka "double divas of Dublin" John and Edward Grimes, were considered novelty contestants when they placed sixth on "The X Factor U.K." in 2009, they've managed to carve out quite a career for themselves since, with endorsement deals, several television shows, two competitive performances at Eurovision, and three albums to their credit. [Related: Exclusive Jedward Interview] But now at age 22, they're ready to really be taken seriously, as they prepare to releas...  | More »

  • Losing to Win: Remembering the Real Stars of 'Star Search'

    April 18, 2014 1:25 PM ET | Yahoo Reality Rocks
     |  Lyndsey Parker

    Ten years ago this month, "Star Search" went off the air for good. The pioneering TV talent competition, which had its heyday during its Ed McMahon years from 1983 to 1995, underwent an Arsenio Hall-hosted reboot in 2003, but by that time, a little show called "American Idol" had come along and stolen its thunder. But truth be told, no talent show, not even "Idol," ever spawned as many superstars as "Star Search" did. Many hugely successful singers got their start on the charmingly cheesy ...  | More »

  • Easton Talks New Album, Florida Country, and 'Clockwork'

    April 17, 2014 5:05 PM ET | Yahoo Our Country
     |  Wendy Geller

    Florida may not be the first place that comes to mind when one considers southern living, country music, and farming lifestyles. However, native son Easton Corbin is quick to point out that his Sunshine State goes far beyond Miami and Orlando. "I think a lot of people when they think of Florida, they think of palm trees and beaches; or Miami, you know that whole thing," he says. "It's so much more than that! "You go up near Northern Florida or Central Florida and the Pan Handle, and...  | More »

  • Ex-Idol Danny Noriega Lip-Synchs Paula Abdul for Paula Abdul

    April 16, 2014 10:10 AM ET | Yahoo Reality Rocks
     |  Lyndsey Parker

    "American Idol" diehards surely recognize Danny Noriega as the hair-flipping, Simon-sass-talking Azusa teen from that show's Season 7. "RuPaul's Drag Race" diehards know him better as flawed-but-fabulous drag queen and self-described "punk-rock mermaid" Adore Delano. And when original "Idol" judge Paula Abdul guest-judged "Drag Raçe" this week, she recognized Danny/Adore right away, despite the fact that Adore was wearing a Hannibal Lechter-style mask, waist-length crimson wi...  | More »

  • Kan Wakan Are Moving On

    April 15, 2014 10:10 AM ET | Yahoo Maximum Performance
     |  Dave DiMartino

    There are many routes to fame and world cultural dominance, especially in today’s music business—so if new and exceptionally interesting L.A. band Kan Wakan are now being touted as playing “the song from HBO’s new promo,” then, well, good for them. Like a growing number of creative artists who can’t easily be slotted into a particular style or radio format, Kan Wakan aren’t easily defined. Essentially a trio consisting of composer/multi-instrumentali...  | More »

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