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"American Idol" Season 13's Youngest Contestant Gives Advice, Reveals Which Champ Would Make Her Lose Control

Frank Micelotta/FOXMalaya Watson, the Michigan teen who was eliminated from American Idol last week, was this season's youngest contestant, and the second-youngest ever to reach the live shows, after season 10's Lauren Alaina.  While she admits that the Idol experience is "a lot harder than it looks," the 16-year-old says she'd still encourage other young people to try out, with one condition: your grades have to be good.

Speaking to ABC News Radio, Malaya says, "From the outside in, [American Idol] looks like so much fun, but then when you're in show business, you notice all the details of everything. It's a lot. It's a whole lot!"  That's why any kid who wants to try out has to make sure they'll be able to simultaneously handle both their schoolwork and all the Idol commitments.

Asked if young teens like her should audition for the show, Malaya tells ABC News Radio, "If their school is good and they have time on their hands, then yeah, if that's something they want to do." But, she warns, "Don't do it while you got all this debt, and your grades look terrible, because then you're going to be bombarded with all this stuff plus American Idol."

"You should do it when you're really comfortable with yourself and what you're doing, because that's the best time to do stuff," she adds.

While Malaya says that she grew considerably as a person and as a performer, thanks to being thrown headfirst into the grown-up world of Idol, she says that the rest of the finalists also have gotten much better since they started on the show. 

"Trust me, if you knew everybody...everybody has improved in their own ways," she tells ABC News Radio. "So, there's no specific person that's in the lead. Everybody has just grown from that point to now."

Helping the contestants grow last week was American Idol season seven champ David Cook, who worked with the finalists as a mentor.  Malaya says she'd like to see David appear on the show more often in that role.

"Oh yeah, he'd be a good mentor because he's, like, honest with all his opinions," she tells ABC News Radio. "He's very helpful and the man won, so he knows what he's talking about! He knows the highs and the lows about American Idol."

But as much as she liked David, there's another former Idol winner who Malaya would have killed to work with.  "Fantasia. Oh my God!" she gushed. "I would really pee on myself!"

American Idol returns Wednesday night with a new theme: Competitors' Pick.  For the first time in the show's history, each finalist will select a song for their fellow finalists to perform.  Each contestant will therefore get a list of six songs from which to choose.

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Miley Cyrus Scraps Tonight's Concert in St. Louis: "I'm Miserable"

RCA RecordsAfter canceling her show in Kansas City at the last minute following her hospitalization for a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics, Miley Cyrus has now scrapped her show Wednesday night at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

On Twitter, Miley wrote, "I can't get a hold of my team because it is so early so I want to be the one to tell my fans especially the ones trekking to get there. the hospital is sayin i wont b released today therefore Im not going 2 make it 2 St Louis. Im so sorry but somethings are outta my control."

She also took the opportunity to respond to criticism about her hospital stay.  In an apparent riposte to suggestions that she might not be as sick as reported, she wrote, "humans can b so selfish. if any1 thinks id rather b layin n a hospital bed than doing what i love on stage theyre f*** LAME. im miserable."

TMZ reports, meanwhile, that Miley was taking the antibiotics to which she reacted badly because she had become run down due to lack of sleep and too much partying, both caused by her being distraught over the recent death of her beloved dog, Floyd.

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Beyoncé and Jay Z to Tour Together This Summer?

Beyonce.comBeyoncé and Jay Z are taking their marriage, and their music, on the road, according to a new report.

According to the New York Post, the duo will launch a stadium tour in late June. Reportedly, they will visit 20 stadiums across the country, including a potential date in New York on July 4.

Jay ended his Magna Carter World Tour in January. His wife completed her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour last month.

They both made cameos at the Coachella festival in California last weekend; Jay Z joined Nas for a performance, while Bey danced onstage during her sister Solange's set.

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Pharrell's New Track "Here" from Amazing Spider-Man 2 Surfaces Online

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Pharrell Williams has contributed not one, but two songs to the soundtrack of upcoming film The Amazing Spider-Man 2. After producing for Alicia Keys' "It's On Again" featuring Kendrick Lamar, the hitmaker recorded a slow-tempo ballad called "Here."

In the acoustic guitar-driven song, Pharrell pours his heart out on the subject of reuniting with the love of his life.  "We're here again/ Our thing right where we left it/ A delusion is a flight, first class to nowhere/ While a dream is a blueprint, a plane to go there," he sings.

Fans can expect "Here" and "It's On Again" to appear on the film's soundtrack album, arriving on April 22.

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Lorde Wonders if People Will Still Like Her When She's 25

ABC/Lou RoccoMuch has been made of the fact that Lorde has managed to accomplish all that she has at such a young age.  But the 17-year-old star from New Zealand says she sometimes wonders if people will still think she's so great when she hits the ripe old age of, oh, say, 25.

Speaking to, Lorde, born Ella Yelich-O'Connor, says, "I think a lot about mortality, and I just get way too in my head about it. Since I started making music a lot was made of how old I was and it made me think about, 'What happens when I’m 25? Will people still like what I'm doing? Is it still important if I’m not this hyper-youthful being?'"

"It’s stupid," she admits. "I know I’m being silly. But I can’t help it. It’s just one of those things. I’ll get over it."

Lorde is also concerned with keeping her head on straight as her enormous fame grows.  Noting that a year ago, most people didn't know who she was, she tells, "I guess it has been fast. But I don’t feel like it’s moving faster than I’m taking it in. I feel very on track with it."

She adds, "A lot of things, like playing Coachella, feel a lot more normal and comfortable now that we’ve had a lot of experiences that could be considered a big deal. But I have an awesome team who help me not burn out and die. And I always have someone from my family on the road with me."

Lorde's tour continues this week with shows in Las Vegas and Phoenix, and she'll return to Coachella this weekend for the music festival's second weekend.

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Train's Sail Across the Sun Fan Cruise Is Returning in 2015

Trainline.comThe guys in Train had such a good time this past February on their first Sail Across the Sun fan cruise that they're doing it again next year -- and you can sign up now for all the fun.

Train's second annual Sail Across the Sun cruise will leave from Miami on February 13, 2015, and visit Key West and Great Stirrup Key before returning to Miami on February 17.  You can register for the cruise pre-sale now at, and on that same website, you can watch a video documenting what went down this past year on the cruise to get you psyched up for next year.

Last year's cruise featured musical guests like Matt Nathanson, Michael Franti and John Oates of Hall & Oates, and there was also a food and wine component, with tastings, and famous TV chefs like Jonathan Waxman and Aarón Sánchez giving cooking demonstrations.  Of course, there were also plenty of chances to get up-close-and-personal with the members of Train themselves, and see the band perform in intimate settings.

Singer Pat Monahan says in a video, "Stay tuned...over the next two weeks as we unveil some exciting details about our journey together in 2015 at sea."

Meanwhile, Train has quite a few performances lined up for this summer. Visit for their full schedule.

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"The Voice" Recap: The Playoffs End with Usher Eliminating Two of His Artists

(l-r) T.J. Wilkins, Usher, Josh Kaufman, Bria Kelly; Trae Patton/NBCIt was the final night of the playoffs on The Voice on Tuesday night. All five artists from Team Usher performed in a bid to earn one of the remaining available spots in the live round.

Usher settled on Bria Kelly, Josh Kaufman and T.J. Wilkins, thereby eliminating Melissa Jiménez and Stevie Joe.

Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Shakira pared down their teams during the previous two episodes.

Here's what happened during Tuesday night's one-hour episode:

T.J. Wilkins got things started for Team Usher with a cover of "Tell Me Something Good," by Rufus and Chaka Khan. Shakira misspoke by saying T.J.'s ability to reach the high note was his "ace under his sleeve." Adam teased her for botching the idiom. Usher said T.J. nailed the playful nature of the period of time when "Tell Me Something Good" was released, the mid-1970s.

Melissa Jiménez delivered a stripped-down version of Beyoncé's "Halo." Shakira said it was a brave move to take a different approach to the popular song. Adam said there were some moments that were beautiful, but other moments during which Melissa ran into trouble. Blake added that Melissa didn't have enough breath for one particular note. Usher pointed out the effort that Melissa had put into the competition to that point.

Stevie Joe chose B.B. King's "The Thrill Is Gone." Blake joked that watching Stevie Joe perform is like watching him sneak up on a rabbit. He then declared that Stevie Joe is the "real deal." Shakira said he stretched certain notes for too long, but otherwise his performance was good. Usher commended Stevie Joe for the way he handled a song that's about heartache.

Bria Kelly took on The Rolling Stones classic "Wild Horses." Shakira wondered how Bria could reach the high notes and be so sultry. Blake observed a softer side to Bria's vocals that is "golden." Usher applauded her for making the song her own.

For the final performance of the playoff round, Josh Kaufman sang Bruno Mars' "It Will Rain." His former coach, Adam, said he's so relieved Josh was stolen from him because he deserves to be in the competition. Blake said Josh is a favorite of his and his wife, Miranda Lambert. Usher credited Adam for helping mold Josh as an artist.

The episode ended with Usher keeping Bria, Josh and T.J. on his team.

Here's a rundown of the remaining artists on the other three teams:

Team Adam: Christina Grimmie, Delvin Choice and Kat Perkins.

Team Blake: Sisaundra Lewis, Audra McLaughlin and Jake Worthington.

Team Shakira: Tess Boyer, Kristen Merlin and Dani Moz.

Next Monday night on NBC, The Voice will begin its live round.

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Get a Sneak Preview of Katy Perry's New Collection for Claire's

Image Courtesy Claire's Europe via TwitterKaty Perry's PRISM collection of fashion accessories will debut at Claire's stores and online on May 15, but if you want a sneak preview, just head on over to the store's European Twitter feed.

Katy's line was officially launched in London on Tuesday, and video and photos from all the fashion reporters and bloggers who attended are all over the @ClairesEurope Twitter feed right now. 

The photos reveal necklaces, bracelets and earrings with PRISM designs and themes, as well as notebooks, phone covers and more.  There are also knuckleduster rings and bracelets that spell out ROAR across your fingers and wrists.

A note on the Claire's Facebook page has a few more images, as well as the message, "Are you roaring about the #KatyPerryPRISMCollection yet? Katy Perry wants to see you in these pieces at her Prismatic World Tour. The collection officially arrives in-store and online on May 15!"

Katy's Prismatic World Tour gets underway next month in Northern Ireland.

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John Mayer Covers Beyonce Onstage in Australia

Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for LUTBOver the weekend, John Mayer tweeted his admiration for Beyoncé's song "XO."  Now, he's paid her the ultimate compliment by performing the song live on stage.

On April 12, John tweeted, "The best thing about Beyoncé? The break in her voice on the first 'baby, love me lights out' in XO. Real and raw."  On Tuesday in Adelaide, Australia, John sang a version of "XO" using only an acoustic guitar and a harmonica, and actually managed to make it sound like one of his own songs.

"XO" appears on Beyoncé's current self-titled album, which she released with no warning in December, shocking both her fans and the entire music industry.

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Get a Sneak Preview of Katy Perry's New Collection for Claire's

Claire's Stores Inc.Katy Perry's PRISM collection of fashion accessories will debut at Claire's stores and online on May 15, but if you want a sneak preview, just head on over to the store's European Twitter feed.

Katy's line was officially launched in London on Tuesday, and video and photos from all the fashion reporters and bloggers who attended are all over the @ClairesEurope Twitter feed right now. 

The photos reveal necklaces, bracelets and earrings with PRISM designs and themes, as well as notebooks, phone covers and more.  There are also rings and bracelets that spell out ROAR across your fingers and wrists.

A note on the Claire's Facebook page has a few more images, as well as the message, "Are you roaring about the #KatyPerryPRISMCollection yet? Katy Perry wants to see you in these pieces at her Prismatic World Tour. The collection officially arrives in-store and online on May 15!"

Katy's Prismatic World Tour gets underway next month in Northern Ireland.

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Miley Hospitalized Due to Allergic Reaction, Kansas City Concert Cancelled

ABC/Lou RoccoMiley Cyrus cancelled her North Carolina concert last week due to the flu.  Now, the singer's in the hospital, and her show tonight in Kansas City has been called off.

A statement posted on the website of the Sprint Center in Kansas City reads, "Miley Cyrus' 'Bangerz' tour date scheduled for tonight, April 15, at Sprint Center in Kansas City has been cancelled. Cyrus has been hospitalized for a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics and has been placed on medical rest by her doctors. She will not be able to perform as scheduled."

The statement goes on say that refunds will be available at the point of purchase; tickets purchased online or by phone will be refunded automatically.

Shortly after the cancellation was announced, Miley tweeted, "Kansas I promise Im as [symbol of a heart breaking] as you are. I wanted so badly 2 b there 2night. [symbol of a cat crying] Not being with yall makes me feel shi**ier than I already do."

She also posted a photo of herself in a hospital bed, holding a small, green octopus toy. She wrote, "Mr. Octopussy & some amazing Drs are taking good care of me." 

A few hours later, Miley complained about the TV service, tweeting, “Hospital TV is wacccckkkkkkk!!!!!#wherestheappletv.”

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis to Perform at Jordan Brand Classic on Friday

Image Courtesy Jordan Brand Classic via TwitterMacklemore & Ryan Lewis are supposed to be in the studio working on the follow-up to The Heist, but they're emerging here and there for various appearances.  The Grammy-winning duo will give a special post-game performance at this year's Jordan Brand Classic, taking place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on Friday.

The Jordan Brand Classic is the country's premier high school all-star basketball game, featuring top talent from around the nation facing off against one another.  While the event also features an International Game and a New York City-area Regional Game, the National Game is the main attraction, and that's the one that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will close out with a concert.

This summer, the duo will also be performing a mini-residency at the Wynn Las Vegas resort, and they have appearances at several festivals booked, including San Francisco's Outside Lands festival in August. Check for a full schedule.

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Ariana Grande to Perform at Gay Dance Party, and The White House

Republic RecordsHow broad is Ariana Grande's appeal?  Broad enough for her to book gigs at both The White House, and The White Party, a massive gay dance festival.

E! Online reports that Ariana will perform at this year's White Party, set for April 26 in Palm Springs, California.  It's described as "The Largest Gay Dance Music Festival in the World," and this year it's celebrating its 25th anniversary. 

"Ariana Grande is one of today's fastest rising superstars and is destined for pop icon status," White Party founder and producer Jeffery Sanker told E!.   She's in good company: past performers at the event have included Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears and Kesha.

Meanwhile, Ariana is also going to be performing at this year's annual White House Easter Egg Roll, set for Monday, April 21, on the South Lawn of the White House.  Ariana will perform on the event's "Rock 'n Egg Roll Stage," along with reigning American Idol champ Candice Glover, a variety of Muppets, and other guests.

In other Ariana news, she announced on Twitter that a new single is on its way "sooner than you think."

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Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds to Receive Prestigious Award at Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Gala

Credit: Alex SermonImagine Dragons have already won an American Music Award and a Grammy, and they're up for 12 Billboard Music Awards.  Now, lead singer Dan Reynolds will have another accolade to add to his rapidly-filling trophy case.

Reynolds will receive the prestigious Hal David Starlight Award at this year's Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Gala, which will be held June 12 in New York City.  The award, named after legendary songwriter Hal David, is given annually to a young musician who is "making a significant impact in the music industry" with his or her original songs.  With hits like "It's Time," "Demons" and "Radioactive," Reynolds is definitely doing that.

Past winners of the Hal David Starlight Award include Taylor Swift, John Mayer, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Jason Mraz, Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas, and Johnny Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls.

In a statement, songwriting legend Jimmy Webb, chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, said, "Dan Reynolds is a dream ticket for the Songwriters Hall of Fame Starlight Award. He has helped create truly contemporary rock n' roll with the band Imagine Dragons: a sound at once musically literate and issue-driven, yet founded on solid composition and songwriting."

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Got $10,000? You Could Meet Bruno Mars Backstage

Ray Mickshaw / FOXBruno Mars' Moonshine Jungle tour hits New York City's famed Madison Square Garden on July 14, and if you've got the cash, you just might be able to hang with the singer backstage.

Bruno has teamed up with the website to auction off four tickets for the show, as well as backstage access after the show; that's where you'll get a chance to meet Bruno in person.  The only downside? You'll have to get yourself to New York and pay for your own hotel.

Bidding for the auction closes on April 29, and when we last checked, the highest bid was already up to a whopping 10 grand.  It's sure to go higher still.

The money from the auction will go to the Stephen Gaynor School, an independent, non-profit New York City school for students with learning disabilities.

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Did Ed Sheeran Record "Sing" in the Presence of...Mr. Spock?

Christie Goodwin/CBS via Getty ImagesIf Ed Sheeran's new single "Sing" sounds perfectly logical to you, perhaps that's because it was reportedly recorded in the presence of the world's most famous Vulcan: Mr. Spock.

Sources tell the New York Daily News that when Ed and Pharrell Williams got together in the studio to record the song "Sing," veteran actor Leonard Nimoy, who plays Mr. Spock in the Star Trek TV series and movies, was in the studio.  The source explains, "Ed was taken aback to see one of the greatest stars from sci-fi just sit and watch them at work. Pharrell tried to get him to do some vocal work in the studio, but he refused.”

“Everyone knows that Ed likes his movies, and he was just stunned to be there with Leonard," the source adds.

A rep for Ed Sheeran told ABC News Radio that he had "no idea" if this story actually happened, but said it was "pretty funny."

If true, this wouldn't be the 83-year-old Nimoy's only connection to the world of current pop music. You may recall that a couple of years ago, he appeared in a video for Bruno Mars' hit "The Lazy Song."

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Jason Derulo Says New Album Shows Off His "Dirty" Side

Beluga Heights/Warner Bros.Jason Derulo is tired of being Mr. Clean.  He says that with the release of his new album, in stores Tuesday, fans will finally be able to see the real him: the down and dirty Jason Derulo.

The title of the album is Talk Dirty, after his hit single of the same name, and the cover shows him stripped to the waist and being caressed by a pair of female arms -- and Jason says it's not just the cover and the single that are racy.  "I want people to know that the rest of the album has, like, this dirty undertone," he tells ABC News Radio. "So this is the side of Jason that no one has met before. This is, like, the real me, and that's why the album cover is the way that it is. I just wanted to expose everything."

It seems Jason feels as though he's got a squeaky-clean image, and he thinks the sexier tunes on the album will change people's perceptions of him.  "I think people have the wrong idea [about me]," he tells ABC News Radio. [But] it's cool. You know, it's cool for what it was. I was 19 when I first came out, so I mean, it's not a bad thing. It's a general progression, I think."

The issue right now, as Jason sees it, is that he's had a string of hit records, but his personality hasn't really come through on them. "There's that disconnect," he says. "People heard all these records, y'know, you've heard 'In My Head,' you've heard 'Whatcha Say,' you've heard 'Ridin Solo,'' 'It Girl,' all these songs, but you didn't really know who Jason Derulo was. And I feel like this album it really shows who I am."

The disc, which features guest appearances by Snoop Dogg, Tyga, 2 Chainz, Pitbull and Jason's girlfriend Jordin Sparks, was a long time in the making -- after all, he put out the first single, "The Other Side," a year ago.  But Jason says waiting to put the album out was a calculated move on his part.

"I've already had three platinum singles off of this album and that's not really usual," he tells ABC News Radio, noting that most artists put their albums out after just one single. "I wanted to try something different this time and see what the response would be if I released three singles," he explains. "And [fans] would know that this album has so many different dimensions, and it goes in so many different areas. It's almost like this roller coaster ride."

Talk Dirty is Jason's first full-length album since he broke his neck during a dance rehearsal in early 2012.  He says that the songs on the disc, in part, came from his own efforts to try to cheer himself up.

"The reason why I started making this album was a selfish reason. I wanted to get myself out of this dark place that I was in after my injury," he tells ABC News Radio. "And it was not about making a 'hit song,' it was not about making this 'hit album'  -- it was just about me making myself feel better. And I think that selfishness, in turn, showed exactly who I am."  

You can listen to the entire Talk Dirty album now; it's streaming on YouTube.

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"The Voice" Recap: Shakira and Adam's Teams Perform in the Playoffs

Trae Patton/NBCThe Voice resumed its playoff round on Monday night, with artists from Shakira and Adam Levine's teams performing for the opportunity to advance in the competition. Only three of five artists from each squad ultimately made the cut.

Blake Shelton previously watched his artists take part in the playoffs last week. Usher's protégés will have their turn on Tuesday night.

Here's what happened on Monday night's two-hour episode:

Kristen Merlin offered the first performance of the night for Team Shakira: a rendition of Carrie Underwood's "Two Black Cadillacs." Adam said she's at the top of her game. Adam and Blake both thought it was Kristen's best performance of the season. Shakira said Kristen was in control and had command of the stage.

Deja Hall took on Jordan Sparks' "Battlefield." Blake and Usher both observed that she came out of her shell with the performance. Shakira said Deja showed off a more aggressive voice.

Tess Boyer belted out Christina Perri's "Human." Her original coach, Usher, called her ability to hold notes "super-human." Another of Tess' former coaches, Blake, said Tess handled with ease what is typically a difficult song to perform. Shakira said Tess has a gift for singing.

Patrick Thomson performed "Trouble," by Ray LaMontagne. Blake repeatedly antagonized Adam for losing Patrick earlier in the season. Shakira said Patrick seized the moment with grace and poise.

Dani Moz played Lady Gaga's "The Edge Of Glory" on the piano. Blake said she completely connected with the song and her instrument.

Of these five, Shakira chose Tess, Kristen and Dani to advance in the competition.

Delvin Choice was the first of Adam's artists to take the stage. He covered the Al Green classic "Let's Stay Together." Usher called him a "threat" in the competition because he can sing tunes from many genres. Shakira said Delvin is one of her favorites on the show. Adam claimed Delvin solidifies his team as the one to beat this season.

Jake Barker sang "She Will Be Loved," by Adam's band, Maroon 5. Blake complimented him on his strong falsetto. Jake's former coach, Usher, said his growth has been impressive. Adam described Jake as the most improved artist, given how little experience he had performing in public before competing on the show.

Kat Perkins delivered her take on the Journey tune "Open Arms." Usher said it was flawless. Blake said it wasn't "open arms," but rather "open lungs." He couldn't come up with the words to describe how much he liked the performance. Adam agreed with Usher's assessment, and said it's only the beginning for Kat.

Morgan Wallen brought a little country to the show with Florida Georgia Line's "Stay." Usher admitted that when he was Morgan's coach, he steered him in the wrong direction, wishing he had focused more on the country genre with him. Blake added that there are hints of two alternative-rock bands -- Pearl Jam and Stone Temple Pilots -- in Morgan's voice. Blake noted that Morgan brings a different angle to country music, much like Travis Tritt has. Adam said he knew Morgan is "legitimate" when he heard him rehearse the song.

The remaining artist on Team Adam, Christina Grimmie, performed "I Won't Give Up," by Jason Mraz. Blake wondered how such a big voice can come out of such a small person. Shakira said Christina was tender in the verses but powerful in the chorus. Adam said Christina made a good song choice, and that she did everything well.

Christina was the first contestant selected by Adam, followed by Delvin and Kat.

Usher's team will enter the spotlight Tuesday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time on NBC.

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Passenger Announces North American Summer Tour

Credit: Shervin LainezFollowing the global success of the song "Let Her Go," Passenger -- the singer/songwriter born Mike Rosenberg -- is getting ready to release his new album, Whispers, on June 10. Now, he's announced a North American headlining tour in support of the disc.

The tour gets underway August 2 in Atlanta, and wraps up September 14 in San Diego.  Tickets go on sale April 15.

Passenger has also been nominated for three Billboard Music Awards: Top New Artist, Top Rock Artist, and Top Rock Song, for "Let Her Go."

Here are the tour dates:

8/2 -- Atlanta, GA, Buckhead Theatre
8/3 -- Nashville, TN, Marathon Music Works
8/5 -- Charlotte, NC, Amos’ Southend
8/6 -- Washington, D.C., Echostage
8/8 -- Philadelphia, PA, Electric Factory
8/10 -- New York, NY, Central Park Summerstage
8/13 -- Boston, MA, House of Blues
8/14 -- Montreal, QC, Metropolis
8/16 -- Toronto, ON, The Sound Academy
8/17 -- Detroit, MI, St. Andrew Hall
8/19 -- Columbus, OH, Newport Music Hall
8/20 -- Indianapolis, IN, Deluxe , Old National Center
8/22 -- Chicago, IL, Vic Theatre
8/24 -- Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue
8/30 -- Austin, TX, Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
8/31 -- Dallas, TX, House of Blues
9/3 -- Denver, CO, Ogden Theatre
9/6 -- Seattle, WA, Showbox SoDo
9/7 -- Vancouver, BC, Malkin Bowl
9/9 -- Portland, OR, Crystal Ballroom
9/11 -- Oakland, CA, Fox Theatre
9/13 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Wiltern
9/14 -- San Diego, CA, House of Blues

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Ellie Goulding Getting Tired of the Road: "I Am Really Ready to Stop Touring for a Bit"

Image Courtesy Ellie Goulding via InstagramEllie Goulding's been criss-crossing the globe since breaking out a couple years back with her international hit "Lights."  But now the British singer, who just played Coachella this past weekend, says she's ready to take a break.

"To be honest, I am really ready to stop touring for a bit. I’m just tired," she tells the Huffington Post. "I feel like I’ve got so much to catch up on. I wasn’t there when so many of my friends are getting married, having babies. I know it seems crazy, but there’s just so much that I’m missing out on."

That's not to say that Ellie doesn't enjoy being an international pop star who gets to see the world and get paid for it.  "I do have a really incredible job and I get to be on tour with my favorite people," she notes. "But at the same time, I’m staring to think that I want to spend a substantial amount of time at home."

In the same interview, Ellie talks about her friendship with Lorde. When asked if the two would ever collaborate, Ellie says, "I’m sure we have talked about it jokingly. But of course, anyone who’s a good person and a good musician is perfect to make music with."  According to Ellie, Lorde is one of those people.

"There are a lot of people who are very talented, but then there are people who are very talented and very humble -- and those are the people you end up making good stuff with," she explains.  "She’s a good one. She’s a good egg. And she deserves everything she’s worked for."

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