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ABC/Eric McCandlessLast week, after America failed to vote them into the top 10, the American Idol judges picked Uché, Dimitrius Graham and Alyssa Raghu as wild cards, giving them another chance.  Sunday night, Alyssa won over the viewers well enough to make it to the top eight, but Uché and Dimitrius were once again left out in the cold, and were eliminated.

Ryan Seacrest announced that Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie would have the ability to save one contestant, but they could only use that save once before the finale.  When asked if they wanted to use their save on either Uché or Dimitrius, Katy asked how many shows they had left.  When Ryan told her there were three or four shows left, Lionel announced they were "holding" their vote -- which meant goodbye to the two singers.

Uché's chances of making the top 10 were likely hurt by the fact that he sang "I2I," from A Goofy Movie, a song that none of the judges -- and likely the audience -- were familiar with.  Dimitrius gave an emotional performance of "You'll Be in My Heart," from Tarzan, dedicated to his mom, but it wasn't enough to sway the voters.

That means your top eight are Madison VanDenburg, Walker Burroughs, Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon, Wade Cota, Laci Kaye Booth, Alyssa Raghu, Laine Hardy, and Alejandro Aranda.

Sunday night's show was Disney Night and to mark the occasion, Katy Perry dressed as Ursula from The Little Mermaid, complete with purple makeup and a dress with tentacles.  Actress Rebel Wilson was the mentor, and reigning American Idol champ Maddie Poppe and her boyfriend, runner-up Caleb Lee Hutchinson, made a special appearance to sing "A Whole New World."

American Idol season four champ Carrie Underwood also appeared in a spot, wishing the contestants good luck and reminding them to enjoy every moment of their American Idol journeys.

Here's what the top eight sang:

Alejandro Aranda -- “Remember Me,” from Coco
Alyssa Raghu -- “Colors of the Wind,” from Pocahontas
Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon -- “Candle on the Water,” from Pete’s Dragon
Laci Kaye Booth -- “I See the Light,” from Tangled
Laine Hardy -- “Oo-De-Lally,” from Robin Hood
Madison VanDenburg -- “How Far I’ll Go,” from Moana
Wade Cota -- “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” from Toy Story
Walker Burroughs -- “When She Loved Me,” from Toy Story 2

Of note: After Laine's performance, Katy said, "Remember when I said you could win it this time? Don't NOT believe that." 

In addition, Luke praised Laci for "becoming a Disney Princess right in front of our eyes," while Lionel called Walker's spot "about as close to a perfect performance as I could ever think of." 

All the judges raved over Wade's performance, which he enhanced by writing "ANDY" on the sole of his boot, just like Andy does to Woody in Toy Story. They praised Jeremiah for being a "total pro," and complimented Madison on the notes she hit during her performance.

Monday night at 8 p.m. ET, ABC will air a two-hour special called American Idol: Meet Your Finalists, which takes a deep dive into each finalist and their story. The special will include new, never-before-seen songs, stories, performances and footage from the show, as well as a look back at this season's favorite moments so far.

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Lester Cohen/WireImageAfter seven years together, Adele and her husband Simon Konecki have split.  The two share a six-year-old son, Angelo.

"Adele and her partner have separated. They are committed to raising their son together lovingly," Adele's rep told ABC Radio in a statement. "As always they ask for privacy. There will be no further comment."

According to People, Konecki, who divorced his first wife in 2008, met Adele in 2011.  She first acknowledged their relationship in January of 2012, and in June of that year, announced that she and Konecki were expecting a child together.  Angelo was born in October of that year.

It's not clear when they tied the knot, but in early 2017, at least, Adele and Konecki appeared to be married.  They wore wedding rings, and Adele referred to him as "my husband" in February at the Grammy Awards.  In March, she also said onstage that she was married.

People magazine notes that the last time Adele and Konecki were seen together in public was in January.  Recently, Adele has been spotted out and about in New York City, without her wedding ring.

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Andy Lecompte @andylecompteMadonna will premiere the video for her new single "Medellín" on MTV April 24, but ahead of that, she's posted a little behind-the-scenes video that gives us a look at the making of the clip.

The video starts with a voiceover from Madonna, in which she apparently tells us the plot of the clip. "Oh my God, it's crazy, I got kidnapped," she says. "I was tied to a tree in the Amazon forest, I was there for months! And I escaped and I found myself in Medellín. I had to get a job, so I became a cha-cha instructor."

We then see a montage of Madonna, wearing a short brunette wig, a skirt, heels and a red eye patch, teaching a group of people how to dance.  A woman -- who may be the clip's director -- says, "It's so fun to have M as our cha-cha instructor in this magical world which shows a few different personas of Madame X."

As previously reported, Madame X is the name of Madonna's new album, due in June.

The woman adds that Madonna is very "cheeky" because she just "put everything she loves into one video: Dance, music, horses, hot Latin men."  It's not clear if the woman is referring to Maluma, the Colombian singer who joins Madonna on the song, or another guy who appears in the video, or both.

There's also a montage of scenes from the video posted on Madonna's Instagram.

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ABC/Craig SjodinIn a super-meta full-circle moment, Adam Lambert will help mentor this season's American Idol contestants when they tackle the music of Queen later this month, Billboard reports.

Adam, of course, auditioned for American Idol back on season 8 with Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody."  Then, during that season's star-studded finale, he actually got to sing with the legendary British rock band.  Now, he's Queen's lead singer -- and has been since 2011 -- and he even has a cameo in their Oscar-winning biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.

During the April 28 episode, the remaining eight finalists will sing songs from Queen's catalog.  Adam will then return to the show to perform on the season finale, airing May 19 on ABC.

Meanwhile, Queen and Adam will be touring North America this summer, starting July 10 in Vancouver, Canada, and wrapping things up August 23 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Getty Images North America via ABC/John Shearer/AMA2018Watching Camila Cabello command the stage on tour or at award shows, it's hard to believe that as a kid, she was so shy, she wasn't able to enjoy life as much as she wanted to.

Speaking to People magazine, the 22-year-old star says, “I used to be cripplingly shy. I feel like even though I often pushed myself, I missed out on some life experiences, or didn’t enjoy them as much as I could’ve.”

She adds that as a kid, she was "very introverted, introspective, in my own little world a lot,” but because she had a “big imagination,” she was able to "have fun by myself in my room.”  In public, though -- like school, for example -- Camila admits she was "kind of invisible."

Looking back, Camila wishes she could tell her younger self, "Get out of your comfort zone more. You’re stronger than you think.”

The singer's come a long way in the confidence department since then.

“Of course there’s been times growing up that I felt insecure about something physically,” says Camila. "But I’ve always known someone’s personality is the most important and most attractive or unattractive quality.”

Camila is one of the stars named as a "Beauty of the Year" in People magazine's upcoming Most Beautiful Issue, due out April 26.

As previously reported, the "Havana" singer will make her movie debut in a reimagining of the classic fairy tale Cinderella.

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ABC/Craig SjodinIf you’ve been watching American Idol this season, you’ll know that Katy Perry is still her wacky self. But fellow judge Lionel Richie says he's seen a different side to her since she got engaged to Orlando Bloom in February.

“I think she’s gotten a tad bit more comfortable and a little calmer because of the engagement. I think so,” Lionel tell People, “but still, when the cameras are running, she turns into ‘Katy.'”

He adds, “Always remember something with Katy: What she considers norm is so far out of norm. That’s in her DNA.”

Lionel says between Katy and Luke Bryan, he feels like the mature one at the judges’ table.

“There’s always a side of me that goes, ‘No. I’m the crazy guy, I’m the one who’s the silly one,’” the 69-year-old says. “[But] when you get with Katy and Luke, I’m the adult in the room.”

He admits that while he was nervous about joining Idol at first, he’s now having the time of his life.

“There’s an expression that ‘life begins at the end of your comfort zone.’ When I walked on that Idol stage for the first time with Katy and Luke, I was clearly out of my comfort zone,” he says, adding,  “But I’m having so much fun.”

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Disney Channel/Image Group LAKelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood are in a secret feud! Except they're actually not, and Kelly is calling out Star magazine for claiming they are.

Kelly tweeted a photo of the magazine's cover -- which claims that the two American Idol winners' "secret feud" has exploded, and they are "TRASHING each other to friends" -- and complained that the magazine didn't even have the decency to use a good picture of her.

"Someone just sent me this & I'm like why does she get the good pic & I have the worst expression I've ever made w/zero muscles being used in my face ha!" she wrote. "I officially have a feud w/whoever used this pic!"

"At least give me a good pic if y’all are gonna be lying is all I’m sayin'," she added.

When a fan responded, "Carrie didn't get the bad pic because there is no bad pic of Carrie," Kelly replied, "Hahaha touché  well, I have PLENTY of rough ones ha! But I guess it builds character and keeps me humble... this is what I tell myself."

As most fans know, Kelly and Carrie are totally cool. Last June, the two even posed together on the red carpet at the Radio Disney Awards, specifically to shut down rumors that they are rivals.

"Everybody always tries to pit me and Carrie against each other," Kelly told Entertainment Tonight. "So, when I saw her I was like, ‘You know what? Let’s just end this right now and get a picture together because we are never in the same place.'”

And last April, the two supported each other on Twitter, with Carrie writing, "I do wish more publications would just celebrate women’s success without pitting them against each other."

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Courtesy CBS/The Recording Academy/AEG Ehrlich VenturesSunday night at 8 p.m., CBS airs Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration, saluting six decades of the iconic record label.  It features performances and appearances by current acts like John Legend, Meghan Trainor, Jennifer Lopez, Fantasia, Boyz II Men and Pentatonix, and Motown legends like Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Thelma Houston and Smokey Robinson.  But Smokey believes Motown music will continue to endure, far beyond these first 60 years.

"There are kids who haven't even been born who are gonna hear it," he notes. "So it's a beautiful thing."

The show's executive producer Ken Ehrlich says his goal was to give a "21st century interpretation of some of the great moments of Motown."

"We were fortunate in having Stevie and Smokey and Diana and Thelma Houston and a few of the other artists that date back to the really amazing early days of Motown," he tells ABC Radio. "And then, John Legend does a pretty amazing Marvin Gaye, and Ciara did a medley of more current Motown hits, and Ne-Yo the same way.  So we were able to kinda bring yesterday and today together."

Show highlights include a "Women of Motown" tribute featuring Meghan Trainor, Tori Kelly and Fantasia performing with Thelma Houston, and an "In Memoriam" segment with Stevie Wonder singing "Never Dreamed You'd Leave in Summer."

"It's about people that have left us," Ehrlich says of the song. "It's pretty emotional and pretty evocative. Stevie got very emotional and you can see that in the performance. He does some other stuff that's up[tempo]...but this song just had something special."

Enjoying the show from the audience: Motown's 89-year-old founder, Berry Gordy.

"He was just having a ball, he loved it," says Ehrlich. "We really appreciated his lending us the Motown legacy for a night."

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Kharen HillIn 1996, Sheryl Crow wrote the song "Redemption Day" after visiting Bosnia with then-first lady Hillary Clinton, and recorded it on her second album.  In 2003, Johnny Cash recorded it. He died that same year; his version was eventually released in 2010. Now, with the permission of the late country legend's family, Sheryl has created a version of the song, as well as a video, which allows them to duet.

The video features archival footage of Cash at different stages of his life, as well as scenes of Sheryl playing piano in a field as a little boy watches her from a nearby house. Its interspersed with scenes of war, destruction, death, terrorism, climate change, political leaders...basically every ill of modern society.

At the end of the video, the little boy stands in what looks like an airplane hangar, watching a screen flashing these terrible images. But then Sheryl appears on screen; she crouches down and holds out her hand. The little boy goes up to the screen and puts his hand on Sheryl's.

In a statement, Sheryl says, "As a mom of two young kids, I see that our kids watch what we do on their behalf and how we shape their future. They're privy to everything visual...and there's no way to shield your child from the roughness of reality. If we could see the world through a child's eyes, we would make different decisions."

"With what's happening in our nation now, and how dire things look, to have Johnny's voice offers some hope," she adds. "I hope that wherever he is, he feels proud to be a part of it."

"Redemption Day" appears on Sheryl's forthcoming new album of all-star duets with artists like Stevie Nicks, Don Henley and Willie Nelson.

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NBC/dick clark productionsJust two days after Madonna released her new song “Medellín” with Colombian reggaeton singer Maluma, the two have made plans to perform it live.

They’ll be taking the stage at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards to perform the song for the first time on television. It'll mark Madonna's first performance of new music on TV in more than four years.

Madonna and Maluma join previously announced performers BTS featuring Halsey, Kelly Clarkson, Lauren Daigle, Jonas Brothers, Khalid, Panic! at The Disco and Sam Smith and Normani, as well as 2019 ICON Award recipient Mariah Carey.

The Billboard Music Awards will air live from Las Vegas May 1 on NBC, with Kelly Clarkson serving as host.

In addition to releasing her single this week, Madonna also announced the song’s music video will debut April 24 on MTV and her new album Madame X will be released June 14.

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The final stop on Josh Groban's 2018 Bridges tour has already been shown in theaters, but today, a live CD/DVD package documenting that show, called Bridges Live: Madison Square Garden, hits stores.  It features performances of two songs that are near and dear to Josh's heart.

Both the CD and the DVD include Josh's live renditions of  Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and Billy Joel's "She's Always a Woman."  Both those songs also appear on Josh's album Bridges, and he says he recorded them because the first time he ever sang them was at very special events.

"Both of those songs came about because I was asked to sing them for the writers," he tells ABC Radio. "I was asked to sing 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' for Paul [Simon] when Brooklyn Academy of Music honored him almost 10 years ago now, and he was kind enough to come out and sing it with me."

"So that was my first foray into that song, was doing it with the master," he adds.  As for "She's Always a Woman," he was asked to sing that for Billy when the Piano Man receive the Gershwin Prize at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

"I wound up doing it with a quartet and a wonderful flamenco guitarist and we kinda deconstructed it a little bit and...I love a waltz," he laughs. "I love that song, I just think it's such a beautiful melody and a wonderful sentiment. And so that was one where, after that night when I sang it for Billy, I said, 'God, I really should put this down sometime.'"

The summer leg of Josh's Bridges tour, featuring special guests Jennifer Nettles and Chris Botti, starts June 7 in Chicago. 

Here's the track listing for the Josh Groban Bridges Live: Madison Square Garden package:

CD:

"Bigger Than Us"
"Won't Look Back"
"Granted"
"The Wandering Kind"
"She's Always A Woman"
"Lullaby (Duet with Idina Menzel)
"Falling Slowly" (Duet with Idina Menzel)
"Musica del Corazon"
"River"
"99 Years" (Duet with Jennifer Nettles)
"Bridge Over Troubled Water"
Bonus Track: "She Moved Through The Fair" (Live from Dublin)

DVD:

"Bigger Than Us" 
"You Are Loved (Don't Give Up)" 
"Won't Look Back" 
"Granted" 
"Pure Imagination" 
"Oceano" 
"The Wandering Kind" 
"She's Always A Woman" 
"Lullaby" (Duet with Idina Menzel)
"Falling Slowly" (Duet with Idina Menzel)
"Bring Him Home"
"Musica del Corazon" 
"River"
"Alla Luce Del Sole"
"99 Years" (Duet with Jennifer Nettles)
"You Raise Me Up" 
"To Where You Are" 
"Bridge Over Troubled Water"

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ABC/Image Group LATaylor Swift fans have proven time and time again that they'll stop at nothing in their quest to discover any tiny shred of evidence that might shed light on their queen's plans -- including spinning wild theories that may or may not have any basis in reality.  Well, here's the latest.

There's a new mural that's gone up on a wall in the Gulch area of of Nashville, TN, Taylor's adopted hometown.  The image, painted by Kelsey Montague, is a large pair of multi-colored butterfly wings against a pink background.  There's a space in between them, so if you stand there, you can take a picture that makes it look like you've suddenly sprouted wings.

According to The Tennessean, fans are convinced this mural has something to do with Taylor's impending April 26 release of...something, for the following reasons:

--The mural is painted in the same kind of pastel colors that Taylor has been using in her latest Instagram posts.

--The wings in the mural are decorated with seven flowers, signifying Taylor's seventh studio album, and 13 hearts, 13 being Taylor's favorite number.

--The wings are also decorated with cats, which not only refers to Taylor's pets Olivia and Meredith, but also her upcoming role in the movie Cats

The city of Nashville is fueling the rumors by posting a photo of the mural on its Instagram site with the caption, "Hmm. Does this new @kelseymontagueart mural in @thegulchnashville have something to do with @taylorswift? Only time will tell!"

Seems as though April 26 can't come soon enough.

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(Pictured: Laci Kaye Booth) ABC/Eric McCandlessThis Sunday's American Idol will feature the top 10 contestants putting their own spin on some Disney classics. Now, we have the scoop on exactly which songs they'll be performing.

Here’s who is singing what:

Alejandro Aranda -- “Remember Me” from Coco
Alyssa Raghu -- “Colors of the Wind” from Pocahontas
Dimitrius Graham -- “You’ll Be In My Heart” from Tarzan
Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon -- “Candle on the Water” from Pete’s Dragon
Laci Kaye Booth -- “I See the Light” from Tangled
Laine Hardy -- “Oo-De-Lally” from Robin Hood
Madison VanDenburg -- “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana
Uché -- “I2I” from  A Goofy Movie
Wade Cota -- “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from Toy Story
Walker Burroughs -- “When She Loved Me” from Toy Story 2

Before they take the stage, the contestants all get a trip to Disneyland with mentor Rebel Wilson, who played both Ursula and LeFou at the Hollywood Bowl’s productions of The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast.

The night will also include a special performance from judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie, and Lea Michele – the Hollywood Bowl’s future Ariel – will perform “Under the Sea” from The Little Mermaid.

In addition, reigning Idol champ Maddie Poppe and runner-up Caleb Lee Hutchinson will perform “A Whole New World” from Aladdin.

American Idol airs Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Taron Egerton as Elton John in "Rocketman" from Paramount PicturesElton John's upcoming biopic Rocketman is a "magical retelling" of the legendary singer's life, according to its director, Dexter Fletcher.  But according to Elton himself, while the movie has some fantastical elements, it doesn't gloss over any of the real-life bad stuff.

In a new featurette, Elton says, "It had to be as honest as possible.  The lows were very low, but the highs were very high. And that's how I wanted the film to be."

David Furnish, Elton's husband and one of the movie's producers, also appears in the video promo, as do Fletcher, producer Matthew Vaughn and star Taron Egerton, who plays Elton.

"Music, as a young boy, pulled him out of a very unhappy childhood," Furnish notes. "And that opened the door to a world of infinite possibilities."

Fletcher explains why Elton's life lent itself to a non-traditional biopic, saying, "Because of the nature of who Elton is, the storytelling allowed us to totally indulge in fantasy and imagination." 

On that topic, Vaughn, who cast Egerton and Elton in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, adds, "The story is surreal, but real. It's a bold piece of filmmaking."

As for Egerton, he declares, "It's been the greatest joy of my professional life making this film."

Rocketman will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 16. It arrives in U.S. theaters on May 31.

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ABC/Image Group LASorry, Shawn Mendes -- no Guinness for you.

The 20-year-old singer was turned away from a bar in Dublin, Ireland earlier this week, even though the legal drinking age there is 18.

In a fan-captured video of the incident, one of the bouncers at Bruxelles [brew-ZELLE] pub explains to a dejected Shawn that many bar managers have their own age restrictions after certain hours.

“OK, thank you. Wow,” Shawn said before walking away. “All right, bye. I tried.”

Shawn, who had just finished a concert at Dublin’s 3Arena, then did the next best thing: He went to McDonald’s. He reportedly ordered a Happy Meal and posed for a bunch of selfies with fans there just after 3 a.m.

The Canadian singer told Rolling Stone last year that he typically only drinks in his home country.

“I just don’t drink in America. I get it all out when I go home,” he said. “I don’t find it frustrating because I care about alcohol. I care about time with friends in bars.”

He added, “I’m being denied a social experience, not an alcoholic beverage. I wish I was allowed to just go in the bar and drink a pop, because then I would at least be there with everyone and I wouldn’t have to be in my hotel while everyone else is at the bar.”

Shawn officially turns 21 in August.

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A&M/UMe Newly minted Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Janet Jackson is giving fans another way to listen to her breakthrough album.

On June 7, you'll be able to buy her 1986 classic Control on vinyl, in your choice of either black or translucent red.  It marks the first time that the album has been available on vinyl since its initial release.  Fans attending Janet's upcoming Las Vegas show, Metamorphosis, will get the first crack at purchasing the disc at the merch store that will open at the Park Theater at Park MGM.  You can also pre-order a copy online.

Control, Janet's third album, marked the first of the star's many collaborations with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.  It featured five hit singles -- "What Have You Done for Me Lately," "Nasty," "Control," "When I Think of You” and "Let's Wait Awhile" -- and was her first #1 album on the pop chart.  To date, it's sold more than 10 million copies worldwide.

Janet's Metamorphosis residency will kick off May 17 and will include 15 performances through an August 10 show.  As previously reported, Janet also will headline the U.K. 's Glastonbury Festival and the Montreal Jazz Festival this summer.

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Randee St. NicholasFleetwood Mac have announced rescheduled dates for the North American shows they were forced to cancel due to Stevie Nicks' recent bout with the flu.

The rescheduled shows start October 28 in Boston and run through November 12 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. That show will serve as the official end of the group's current world tour.

All previously held tickets will be honored for the new dates, but new tickets will also be put on sale. The band's October 30 show in Quebec City will go on sale April 26 at 10 a.m. local time; tickets for the other shows are on sale now.

The next leg of the band's tour, which starts June 6, will take them to Europe and the U.K. They'll tour Australia and New Zealand in August and September, and then return to North America for those final rescheduled shows.

Here are the dates:

10/28 -- Boston, MA, TD Garden
10/30 -- Quebec City, QC, Canada, Centre Videotron
11/1 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Scotiabank Arena
11/3 -- Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
11/7 -- Winnipeg, MB, Canada, Bell MTS Place
11/10 -- Calgary, AB, Canada, Scotiabank Saddledome
11/12 -- Edmonton, AB, Canada, Rogers Place

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Big Machine Label Group Wednesday afternoon at Cash Cabin just outside Nashville, Sheryl Crow premiered her new video for "Redemption Day" for a small group of music industry insiders.

The new recording is a duet with Johnny Cash, and is the lead single from Sheryl's new album that features collaborations with rockers like Keith RichardsStevie Nicks, and Don Henley, as well as country legends like Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, and Vince Gill.

Sheryl wrote "Redemption Day" in 1996 after visiting Bosnia with then-first lady Hillary Clinton. That same year, she recorded it on her self-titled second record.

Shortly before his death, the Man in Black discovered the tune -- but wouldn't record it until he asked Sheryl in-depth questions about the lyrics.

"Cut to 2003," Sheryl explains, "Johnny Cash recorded it and felt like it would be the cornerstone of his record. He was adamant about knowing what every lyric meant."

"And he really delivered the song in a way that felt like for him it would be the most important song on his record," she reveals. "And unfortunately, a few months later he died -- actually two months later he passed."

While working on her new album, Sheryl reached out to the Cash family for the permission to use the late legend's vocal on a new version. Nearly twenty-five years since its inception, she feels like "Redemption Day" has finally arrived.

"I feel like the song has finally found its moment," she reflects. "I re-recorded it, rearranged it, and Johnny and I are both singing the song."

"And I hope he would be very proud of what we've done and feel like it has met its moment," she adds.

The Crow/Cash duet on "Redemption Day" will be available to stream or download on Friday.

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Steve Granitz/WireImageEarlier this year, Bebe Rexha revealed that some designers refused to dress her for the Grammys because they considered the singer, who's a sixe 6-8, to be "too big."  But now, after the outpouring of support she received -- not to mention the gorgeous red Monsoori ballgown she ended up wearing -- Bebe thinks she'd like to help other curvy women by creating her own line of clothing.

"Yeah, I've been working on some stuff," she tells ABC Radio. "Growing up, I remember especially when J.Lo had her jeans and I bought them and they fit me perfectly and I was like, 'Ah!' And then they stopped making them and I was like, 'I need these jeans again!'"

"So I really wanna make clothes for girls who have curves," she adds. "Like, hopefully, jeans or something. That's like my goal." 

Bebe, whose current hit is "Last Hurrah," will be appearing at a number of festivals throughout the summer, starting May 5 with SunFest in West Palm Beach, FL.

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David BergmanJon Bon Jovi will be cruising into the summer with a few thousand of his closest pals.

Following his recently completed Runaway to Paradise Caribbean fan cruise, which sailed from Miami to the Bahamas last weekend, Jon has announced another edition of the cruise for this summer, this time in the Mediterranean. 

The cruise will sail from Barcelona, Spain to Palma, Majorca from August 26-30, 2019 aboard the Norwegian Jade.  Jon's special guests will include Johnny Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls and singer/songwriter Grace Potter.

The August edition of the event will get to experience two shows by Jon -- one electric, and the other an acoustic session with a Q&A. If you purchase a "Gold" package, you'll also get a photo with Jon.

Fans will also get to experience special tastings of Jon's signature wine, Hampton Water, with his son, Jesse Bongiovi; a gallery of never-before-seen memorabilia, guitars and clothing; an onboard pop-up shop featuring Jon's fashion line Hart N Dagger, and an onboard version of Jon's charity restaurant, The Soul Kitchen.

You can reserve your cabin now for the Mediterranean cruise this summer at RunawaytoParadise.com.

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