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Former Idol Finalist Michael Johns Dies

Former “American Idol” finalist Michael Johns died Friday.

Former American Idol Contestant Michael Johns According to sources, it is believed that his death was related to a blood clot emanating from a minor ankle injury.

Michael Johns,  an Australian singer-songwriter was a contestant on the show in 2008, season 7.  Following his appearance on the vocal talent competition…he continued his music career and in 2009, he released an album titled  “Hold Back My Heart.

John’s married to interior designer Stacey Vuduris in 2007.

A representative for the singer broke the sad news via Twitter…in which he said  “It is with a heavy heart and inconsolable sadness that we confirm the passing of our friend Michael Johns.”

Michael Johns was 35-years-old.

Michael Johns America Idol Performances

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“Dream On” Performed by Michael Johns Video
Michael Johns Post Idol Career:  Following the show,  Michael Johns  performed on the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2008. Johns worked on the soundtrack for Shaun White’s documentary DVD Don’t Look Down, released by Three Rings Projects, while he was on the Idol tour.  The album released features Johns singing all but one track, along with Rye Randa and Jeff Foxworth. Released on 1 January 2009 by Three Rings Project it consists of 17 songs, 10 of which are vocal.He released a song, “Another Christmas,” in December 2008, which he penned in 2006 when circumstances kept him from returning to his native Australia for Christmas. Half the proceeds from the song were advertised as going to the Red Cross and MDA’s ALS division.  In 2009, he released a digital download single called “Heart on my Sleeve” and an album titled Hold back my Heart, which sold 20,000 copies.

He released an EP Love and Sex, including thee songs, in 2012.

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American Idol Finalist Michael Johns Dies at 35

Ryan Seacrest and Shayna Taylor are Dating

Ryan Seacrest and Shayna Taylor DatingIt’s true!  Radio personality, television host, and producer, Ryan Seacrest, 39, and fitness model Shayna Taylor are indeed an item.

Rumors that Seacrest was dating Taylor began in December 2013 nine months after he ended a two-year romance to dancer Julianne Hough.

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The confirmation came from the 38-year-old blonde bombshell who told photographers as she and the media mogul jetted into LAX over the weekend following a romantic trip to Europe. 

When Taylor was ask about the relationship she said ‘I’m a lucky girl.’


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Kelly Clarkson Delivers Baby Girl

Kelly Clarkson, singer and season one winner of “American Idol” and husband Brandon Blackstock are now the proud parents of a baby girl.

Kelly Clarkson and manager husband Brandon Blackstock welcomed daughter River RoseClarkson announced the birth of Rivier Rose Blackstock via Twitter on June 12th.

Clarkson and Blackstock, a talent manager and father of two,  were married in October.  The following month, the couple announced that they were expecting a child.

“Honestly, I just think we all have special gifts, everyone. You know, obviously, some are more noticeable than others and that’s why there’s the limelight. Everybody’s in it.” Qoute ~ Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Brianne Clarkson is an American singer-songwriter. In 2002, she rose to fame after winning the first season of American Idol, and has since been established as “The Original American Idol.”
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Kelly Clarkson Trivia:

  • Her first single sold nearly 250,000 copies in its first week.
  • Her first single, “A Moment Like This”, set records by jumping from number 52 to the number 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100.

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Keith Urban Uses “Parakeet Breath” Reference

Keith Urban made  reference to his chosen phrase “parakeet breath,”  on tonight’s American Idol  Keith Urban Says Parakeet Breathlive show.

The use of the word came following his critique of  final three contestant Alex Preston who sand Stay, by Rihanna. BTW…thumbs up to Alex for a great performance

The country singer and “hotter than hot” American Idol judge managed to get the phrase in by asking the other judges to smell the microphone cover.

Harry was willing to take a sniff… J Lo passed…she didn’t want a whiff.

It was then that Keith said it smells like “parrot breath.”  It was the exact phrase but it was close enough.

Keith Urban Trivia

Keith Urban’s ‘Parakeet Breath’ Reference

All you Keith Urban fans out there, may have notices that as he critiques contestants on American Idol, he often makes references with words that you wouldn’t expect.

There’s a lot more to this story so if your totally confused…read original post here


Alex Preston Trivia:

  • Alex Preston Trivia American IdolAlexander Preston Philbrick (born May 6, 1993),  better known as Alex Preston, is an American singer from Mont Vernon, New Hampshire.
  • Alex Preston  is currently a top the finalist on season 13 of American Idol
  • Alex Preston  wrote his first song called “Fish Food” when he was 12.
  • Alex Preston attended Souhegan High School in Amherst, New Hampshire
  • Alex Preston played the guitar in a jazz band, and in the percussion section in concert and a marching band.
  • Alex Preston also formed a band with friends, Dustin Newhouse, Josh Brackett and Tucker Brown, called Undertow.
  • Alex Preston He graduated from high school in 2011

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