katharine mcphee getty Katharine McPhee likes Michael Grimm, Crystal Bowersox on Capitol HillAll your latest “American Idol” news, in easy snack-sized form…

Season 9 runner-up Crystal Bowersox is heading to Washington D.C. on Thursday, July 22 to speak about Juvenile Diabetes on Capitol Hill. [Twitter]

Season 9 semifinalist Alex Lambert dropped by “The Ellen Show” Wednesday, July 21. He talks to judge Ellen DeGeneres about his surprise elimination and then performs “Let Me Love You.” [The Ellen Show]

Katharine McPhee watched “America’s Got Talent” for presumably the first time in her life — and found she liked singer/guitarist Michael Grimm. [Twitter]

An first-hand account of the Top 10 “American Idol” tour. This is from the Albany, NY show. Find out if the tour warrants the cancellations it has had. [MJ’s Big Blog]

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