Quickies: 'American Idol," Adele, & VMAs
‘AMERICAN IDOL’S’ TOP SIX TO PERFORM ‘SHOWSTOPPER’ SONGS SUNDAY: Following last week’s Queen Night on American Idol, this Sunday’s episode will feature the contestants singing inspirational "showstopper" songs. Each of the top six finalists will also sing a song performed at the 1969 Woodstock music festival. It’ll be the last chance for the judges to use their one "save" to rescue a contestant from elimination. Lauren Daigle, a former Idol contestant herself, will serve as mentor this week and last season’s second runner-up Gabby Barrett will perform her new song, "I Hope."
ADELE POSTS FUNNY MEME POST-BREAKUP: Nearly two weeks after Adele’s split with hubby Simon Konecki went public, the singer proved her sense of humor is still intact. Adele posted a meme on Instagram Wednesday, showing two images of herself side by side: one of her crying and the other of her looking tough from her "Carpool Karaoke" segment with James Corden. The meme was captioned, "When you catch yourself in your feelings then you remember who you are." It’s the closest Adele’s gotten to commenting on how she’s been doing since the breakup.
The two had been together for seven years and share six-year-old son, Angelo.
MTV VMAS TO TAKE PLACE IN NEW JERSEY FOR THE FIRST TIME: MTV has announced the 2019 edition of its Video Music Awards ceremony is scheduled to take place at the Prudential Center in Newark. This is the first time the gala’s signature moonperson statuettes will be presented in New Jersey. MTV’s Bruce Gillmer noted that the state was the birthplace of an "endless" list of music legends, including Frank Sinatra, Whitney Houston, Bruce Springsteen, the Fugees and the Jonas Brothers. The event typically happens in New York and Los Angeles, but has also occasionally occurred in Miami and Las Vegas. The network tweeted a brief video this week, announcing the show’s date as August 26th. No host has been revealed yet.