Mandisa returning to the area in December

Season 5 Idol contestant Mandisa will return to Pennsylvania for three shows in December. The Christian artist is part of the TodyMac’s seven-act Hits Deep Tour, which kicks off Nov. 29 in Cordova, Tenn., and concludes Dec. 15 in Pittsburgh. Also included will be stops in Philly on Dec. 8 and...

Mandisa helps deliver Christmas spirit a little early

I’m sure we’ll get a fair amount of Christmas music from former Idol contestants this year; we always seem to. But Mandisa beat everyone to the punch by releasing “It’s Christmas: Christmas Angel Edition” Tuesday (Oct. 9). The album title is a nod to the fact that some...

An EP, a tour and a TV appearance for Mandisa

One of American Idol’s most underrated graduates will appear on ABC’s Good Morning America on Monday. That would be Mandisa, the ninth-place finisher from Season 5. All she’s done since Idol is turn out three hit Christian albums. That latest, “What It We Were Real,”...

Carrie, Kelly and Jordin at the Billboard Music Awards

Three of the four females ever to win the American Idol title took the stage at the Billboard Music Awards Sunday night. Kelly Clarkson looked lovely in red singing her new single, “Dark Side.” Carrie Underwood had the wind machines cranked up full gear again as she performed the title...

Jordin Sparks to perform Whitney tribute tonight

Add Jordin Sparks to the list of former American Idol winners performing at the Billboard Music Awards tonight (8 p.m., ABC). Jordin and John Legend will perform a tribue to Whitney Houston, who will be honored posthumously with the Billboard Millennium Award. Jennifer Hudson performed a tribute to...

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