American Idol continues to represent at award shows, with Carrie Underwood the most recent winner. Also in today’s Roundup, the season 4 winner released a music video for her new single “See You Again.” Kree Harrison has made her debut at the Grand Ole Opry. And LaKisha Jones will be competing on a new NBC game show.
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Carrie Underwood Wins CMT Music Award
At last night’s CMT Music Awards, Carrie Underwood took home the top prize, Video of the Year, for her “Blown Away” music video. She beat out Brad Paisley, Kenny Chensey, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and six others. Other winners of the night included The Voice‘s Blake Shelton, his wife Miranda Lambert and Lady Antebellum.
Besides Carrie, Kellie Pickler and Scotty McCreery were there to present awards, and Keith Urban performed with Little Big Town.
Carrie Underwood‘s “See You Again” Music Video
In the midst of Carrie winning an award for her previous single’s video, she has now released a new music video for her current single, “See You Again.” It’s a very touching piece that includes footage of families reuniting with their loved ones in the military, as well as tributes to Sandy Hook Elementary (where a mass shooting took place last December) and Moore, Oklahoma, a city devastated after a recent tornado.
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Kree Harrison’s Grand Ole Opry Debut
From one country singer to another. Season 12 runner-up Kree Harrison had one of her dreams come true this week as she performed for the first time at the historic Grand Ole Opry. She performed three songs: her single “All Cried Out,” “In the Garden” and “Help Me Make It Through the Night.” Keith Urban was on hand to introduce her, and he even sang a duet with her on her final song.
Here’s a more clear audio clip of the entire set with Kree:
LaKisha Jones Competing on The Winner Is
You may have seen commercials for a new game show called The Winner Is on NBC. It’s a mix between Idol/The Voice and game shows like Deal or No Deal. Contestants compete against each other by performing songs. Along the way, they will be tempted with cash offers to leave the game. If they can avoid the temptations, they have a shot at going all the way to the end and possibly win $1 million.
And guess what? Season 6 finalist LaKisha Jones will be a contestant on the show. She tweeted the news: “I finally got the GREEN LIGHT to let a little secret out……I will be appearing on a new show on NBC called THE WINNER IS!!! The show previews on June 10th. So excited! … Can’t say much more at this time, let’s just say it starts with bang!! I’ll be tweeting live during the show so let me know what you think.”
Check out this preview video of LaKisha performing “Lady Marmalade” and competing against an opera singer:
NBC will give viewers the chance to preview the show on June 10 and 17 following The Voice. The official premiere is July 11.
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