Patrick Ryan USA TODAY Published 10:30 PM EDT Apr 15, 2019 Alyssa Raghu brought "sing for your life" to a whole new level during Monday's "American Idol." Following Sunday's first live show, the 17-year-old Orlando native did not receive enough votes to guarantee a spot in the Top 10. But she still had an opportunity to save herself by singing one more song for the judges, and took a major swing by picking Katy Perry's own 2010 hit "The One That Got Away." Raghu belted her way through the soaring breakup ballad – enough to impress Perry, who chose to save her in the final moments of the episode. "First of all, how dare you?" Perry joked after hearing the teen's tearful, husky-voiced rendition. "How dare you come out and sing that song 100 times better than me? Alyssa, that was so beautiful and you have just grown into a gorgeous young girl." Perry then offered some vaguely helpful advice to Raghu, who was previously eliminated from the singing … [Read more...] about ‘American Idol’: Katy Perry goes wild for finalist’s cover of her song
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THE Super Bowl halftime show always brings in the hottest acts. Here's everything you need to know about who's playing the event this year... Who is playing the Super Bowl 2019 halftime show? Here's the lowdown on the acts who are playing midway through the American Football game... Maroon 5 Maroon 5 will be headlining the Super Bowl 2019 halftime show. The LA band fronted by Adam Levine are known for their hits such as Moves Like Jagger, Maps, Animals and Sugar. So far they've acheived three Grammy awards and sold over 53 million albums worldwide. Their 2017 number one single Girls Like You ft. Cardi B is the longest-running song on the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 and the most watched video on the Youtube channel Vevo in 2018. Travis Scott Travis Scott, 26, is a rapper from Houston, Texas. He got his first record deal with Epic Records in 2012 before signing with Kanye West's label GOOD Music. So far he's released three studio albums, two mixtapes and a collaborative album with Quavo. He … [Read more...] about Who is performing at the Super Bowl 2019 halftime show?
Adam Woodard USA TODAY Published 1:20 PM EST Jan 14, 2019 One of the greatest dynasties in all of sports will live on for another year. The New England Patriots will make an unprecedented eighth consecutive trip to the AFC Championship Game after Sunday's 41-28 win over the Los Angeles Chargers, the 13th in Tom Brady 17 seasons as the organization's franchise quarterback (not counting 2008 campaign when he suffered a season-ending knee injury in the season opener). The last AFC title game that didn't feature Brady and Bill Belichick was January 23, 2011, and a lot has taken place since then. From then to now, here's what's happened over the Patriots' historic run. Top songs 2011's No. 1 song was Adele's "Rolling in the Deep," followed by LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem" and Katy Perry's "Firework". Top movies "The King's Speech" took home the Oscar for Best Picture. The other nominees were "Black Swan", "The Fighter", "Inception", "The Kids are All … [Read more...] about NFL: What’s changed since Patriots last missed AFC Championship Game?
Ava Max: My parents left Albania in 1990 and lived in a church in Paris for a whole year BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Ava Max is buzzing. She's bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and raring to go at the start of what many critics are already predicting will be a stellar pop career. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/ava-max-my-parents-left-albania-in-1990-and-lived-in-a-church-in-paris-for-a-whole-year-37700264.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37700735.ece/62c5f/AUTOCROP/h342/0347000-_Read-Only_.jpg Email Ava Max is buzzing. She's bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and raring to go at the start of what many critics are already predicting will be a stellar pop career. Although you may not be familiar with her yet, there's a very strong chance that you've heard her breakout single, Sweet But Psycho, which was nearly 2018's Christmas number one in the UK. She lost out on the festive chart accolade to YouTube star LadBaby's novelty charity single about sausage rolls, … [Read more...] about Ava Max: My parents left Albania in 1990 and lived in a church in Paris for a whole year
From make-ups to break-ups to high-powered weddings, it’s been a busy year in the celebrity world, writes Kelly O’Brien.While there may not have been any internet-breaking Oscars selfies this year, the last 12 months have seen their fair share of celebrity ups and downs.As usual, there were make-ups and break-ups, deaths and births and a fair share of scandal — but this year also featured a whole host of famous people getting hitched.The British royal family had a big year on this front, with not one but two royal weddings. Princess Eugenie tied the knot with Jack Brooksbank in October, while Prince Harry married Meghan Markle in May in front of a star-studded crowd that included Oprah, David and Victoria Beckham, and Elton John, among others.Harry and Meghan went on to announce that they had made a tiny royal human together, due next spring, while Kensington Palace also welcomed yet another heir to the throne when Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, gave birth to … [Read more...] about The year in celebrities: 2018 brought three Kardashians, outsized weddings, and mourning