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Monthly ‘Idol’ Roundup: September 2016

Fall is officially here! Pumpkin spice lattes, warm sweaters and hopefully some new Idol tunes to keep us cozy as the days get shorter and the weather gets cooler. Let’s check out what the show’s talented alum have been up to as the leaves have been changing…

New Music

La'Porsha gets ready to take the world by storm. [Credit: Motown Records, Universal Music Group]

La’Porsha gets ready to take the world by storm. [Credit: Motown Records, Universal Music Group]

Season 15 runner-up La’Porsha Renae is getting ready to debut her Motown single, “Good Woman” on September 30th and knowing the bombastic diva, I have no doubt anything Motown will play to her strengths. To sign up for her newsletter and be the first to here it, click here.

Season 8 winner Kris Allen has also teased that there might be some freshly-pressed vinyls of his new album “Letting You In” coming our way. If the vintage sound of vinyl floats your boat, then keep an eye on his Twitter for that announcement. The champ is also playing Moon River Festival in Memphis, Tenn., on October 7 – 9 and teaming up with Voice contestant Barrett Baber and a few others for a show at the University of Central Arkansas on October 28. Check that out here.

Season 14 contestant Tyanna Jones has also just released a Kickstarter for new EP Sound Waves, so if you were a fan of the teens infectious pop-R&B groove, check out all the details on that here.

Appearances

Dalton’s tour dates [Credit: Wilspro]

In case you missed it last month, Season 15 alum Dalton Rapattoni is headed out on his Inspired Attempt tour. The first date is October 5 in Boston, Mass. — get your tickets here. Dalton also released a preview of one of the new songs he’ll be singing on that tour. Check it out here.

Season 5 contestant Elliott Yamin and Season 6 runner-up Blake Lewis just wrapped up their Soulbox Tour and are now play a few shows separately with Elliott playing the Tin Pan in Richmond, Va. on October 1st and Blake joining Post Modern Jukebox on the East Coast leg of the tour from now until October 7. Check out the dates for Blake and Elliott here.

Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery also has a few shows lined up across the country from now until October 27th, where he closes shop in Nashville. All the dates have VIP Meet & Greet passes too, if that’s your thing. Dates are selling out fast so get your ticket here.

Scotty McCreery heads out on his October tour dates

Scotty McCreery heads out on his October tour dates. [Credit: Scotty McCreery]

Season 3’s Jennifer Hudson also teamed up with Season 9 reject-turned-superstar Tori Kelly for a haunting rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”to promote the upcoming animated film Sing at the Toronto International Film Festival. Check out the live video of that here.

Other News

We also had a bit of reunion as Paula Abdul joined fellow ex-Idol judge Simon Cowell on the finale of his hit show America’s Got Talent. It’s good to see the two of them together again and not butting heads. For more on that, click here.

Looking forward to any new tunes? Planning on making a roadtrip to see one of those tour dates? Or any other Idol news you want to share? Let us know in the comments!

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