Md. contestant Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon eliminated from ‘American Idol’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon on ‘American Idol.’ (Screenshot via YouTube)

Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon was eliminated from “American Idol” on May 5 marking the end of his journey on the reality singing competition.

The out contestant from Catonsville, Md. performed renditions of Barbra Streisand’s “Somewhere” and Joan Baez’s “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.” Judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Ritchie praised his performances but ultimately he didn’t receive enough votes from America landing him in the bottom two along with fellow contestant Laci Kaye Booth.

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Watch: Pastor’s gay son stuns ‘American Idol’ judges

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon blew away Katy Perry, Lionel Ritchie and Luke Bryan with his “American Idol” audition by performing an original song.

Harmon, who works as a custodian at his father’s church in Catonsville, Md., immediately bonded with Perry when he first walked in as “PKs” or pastor’s kids. Perry is also the child of pastor parents.

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Queen and Adam Lambert ‘Rhapsody’ tour dates include stop in Tampa

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TAMPA | Queen and Adam Lambert are hitting the road together again for a North American tour called “The Rhapsody Approaches,” the band announced on its website Dec. 3.

The six-week tour will hit 23 cities starting in July 2019 and has two planned stops in Florida — the BB&T Center in Fort Lauderdale Aug. 17, 2019, and the Amalie Arena in Tampa Aug. 18, 2019.

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Previous ‘American Idol’ contestant brings gay kickball league to Orlando

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ORLANDO | America’s Finest Kickball League is the largest Gay Kickball League in the country, and CEO and Founder Keith London is helping to bring it to Orlando for the first time. The season will start Nov. 3 and runs until Dec. 15.

“I’ve played sports my entire life. I love the sport part of it but I never felt at home for some reason.” London says. “I played in a gay softball league in Boston and San Diego and I just fell in love with being able to be myself and have fun.”

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Frenchie Davis to kickoff Pride weekend with a soulful concert at the official COWP Weekend Launch Party

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Come Out With Pride has an entire week of festivities planned for locals and visitors alike to celebrate their coming out. One event is the official Come Out With Pride Weekend Launch Party which will feature Grammy-nominated performer Frenchie Davis.

Davis came out as bisexual in 2012. As a strong advocate for the LGBTQ community, she has performed at Pride events in Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Honolulu and San Francisco.

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Clay Aiken slams ‘American Idol’ contestants Catie Turner, Ada Vox

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Clay Aiken isn’t impressed with this season of “American Idol. ”

The season two runner-up shaded Catie Turner for forgetting the lyrics during her performance of “Manic Monday” by The Bangles. Instead of criticizing Turner for the flub, the judges praised her for pulling through the song.

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Ada Vox eliminated from ‘American Idol’ after Disney performance

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“American Idol” contestant Ada Vox departed the reality competition on Sunday night after not receiving enough votes to advance to the top 7.

Vox impressed the judges yet again with her rendition of “Circle of Life” from “The Lion King” as part of Disney night.

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Todrick Hall opens up his forbidden side for his new album and tour

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Todrick Hall’s rise to fame has not slowed down since he first appeared on season 9 of “American Idol,” where he made it all the way to the semi-finals. He has established himself as an influential force in every aspect of performing, showcasing his talents for singing, dancing, theater and choreography on his YouTube channel—which currently has nearly 3 million subscribers—and his sold-out performances around the world.

Hall released his latest album “Forbidden” in March and is taking his talent back on the road in his new show “Todrick Hall American: The Forbidden Tour.” Watermark spoke to Hall about his rapidly changing career, his impact on his LGBTQ fans and his plans to win a “grand slam,” in show business.

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‘American Idol’ judges send Ada Vox to top 10 in ‘executive decision’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Ada Vox singing ‘And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going’ on ‘American Idol.’ Screenshot via YouTube.

Ada Vox may not have been a viewer favorite after her performance on Sunday but the “American Idol” judges weren’t going to let talent pass them by.

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Ada Vox brings Katy Perry to her knees with ‘Feeling Good’ rendition

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“American Idol” contestant Ada Vox brought all three judges out of their seats, and Katy Perry to her knees, with a rendition of “Feeling Good” by Nina Simone.

“Wig flew. You are here to win,” Perry commented on the performance. Luke Bryan praised Vox for “bringing the house down” and Ritchie said Vox is “a force to be reckoned with.”

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‘Something Rotten!’ actor Nick Rashad Burroughs talks about being on Broadway, working with Todrick Hall and what inspires him

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Nick Rashad Burroughs grew up singing in the church in Birmingham, Alabama. As the son of a preacher, Burroughs spent his days either with the youth choir or running track.

“Track was my focus at the time,” Burroughs says. “I found theater a bit late, but just in time to go to college for it.”

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Former ‘American Idol’ contestant returns to compete in drag

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A former “American Idol” contestant returned to audition as their drag queen persona on Sunday night’s episode.

Adam Sanders first auditioned for the reality competition series in season 12 when he was 19 years old. Sanders was cut after making it to the top 50.

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