lee dewyze jordin sparks Lee DeWyze's album cover photo shoot, Jordin Sparks back on BroadwayAll the latest “American Idol” news, in easy bite-sized form.

“American Idol” Season 9 winner Lee DeWyze has announced his album is dropping Nov. 16. But now you can go behind-the-scenes during his album cover photo shoot, shot in Los Angeles by photographer Jiro Schneider. [Reality Rocks]

After hurting her hip during a “In the Heights” performance Saturday, Aug. 28, Jordin Sparks has recovered and is headed back to the stage. She tweets, “My
hip is better & Im back in 2night!! SO happy! Ive been going crazy
not performing! Thx so much 4 the prayers! Cant wait 2 see you all! :)” [Twitter]

Kris Allen talks life on the road and his new music video “The Truth” — including the falling-off-the-piano stunt. “I had to do it twice, so it wasn’t that horrible.  But, it was a long
fall!  You would think that falling off a piano isn’t that far, but it’s
pretty far.” [PopStar]

Want to meet Lee DeWyze? You can upload your best rendition of “Lean on Me” to the Cheesecake Factor website (who is joining with the “American Idol” tour in a Feeding America partnership). Four renditions will be chosen to be flown to Hollywood and meet Lee. [Share Your Voice]

Chris Sligh does an interview about his new album, “The Anatomy of Broken.” [Breathecast]

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