‘American Idol’ alum: Carrie Underwood, Haley Reinhart and more (Video)

She is promoting her new single

As season 11 of ‘American Idol’ kicks into high gear with its top 25 we thought we’d check in with some of our favorite former Idols and see what they are up to these days.

Scotty McCreery reads across America: Scotty may be a huge international success, but he still feels that education is important to long term success.  McCreery has not only applied to go to college to continue his education, but he has also joined forces with NCAE to celebrate ‘Read Across America 2012’.  Scotty visited NCAE where he posed for photos with the Cat in the Hat and sang for fans.  He said; “It was fun — and for a great cause. When the 7-foot Cat in the Hat entered the room, I was like ‘whoa!’ – it was so awesome to be standing next to a character from the Dr. Seuss books and see it come to life. Everyone reads his books growing up — I certainly did.”  Check out the video below of Scotty and the Cat in the Hat as they celebrate ‘Read Across America 2012.’

Carrie Underwood sings ‘Good Girl’:  Hollywood has been gearing up for the Academy Awards ceremony tonight with celebrations and parties all over the city and the lucky folks who attended the Oscar Launch party in Beverly Hills earlier this week got a special live performance from Carrie Underwood.  The country star sang an acoustic version of her brand new single ‘Good Girl’ and we have the video of that performance below, so make sure you check it out.

Haley Reinhart and Slash: Since Haley’s time on Idol, she has been offered a slew of incredible opportunities including playing a live concert at the ‘Power of Love’ benefit gala to help celebrate Muhammad Ali’s 70th birthday.   Haley had the chance to perform the Rolling Stone’s classic ‘Wild Horses’ with ‘Guns N’ Roses’ guitarist Slash and Myles Kennedy.  ABC aired a few highlights from the gala which included their performance of ‘Wild Horses’.  Haley’s lead vocals makes our hearts melt – check out the video below.

He’s educating others on bullying

Lauren Alaina takes a tumble: Lauren has been on tour with country superstar Jason Aldean and during her performance last night she took a tumble.  She shared the news of her fall with her fans on Twitter, saying; “I fell on stage tonight! Who’s surprised?!?! Hahahaha.”

James Durbin speaks out on bullying: James has had a lot of obstacles to overcome in his life and one of them was being bullied.  Now that he’s a rock star he wants to use his celebrity status to try and help educate others on bullying, so recently spoke to the students at Los Coyotes middle school about bullying and the long term effects it can have on people.  He posted a few messages on his Twitter account about his time at the school and said: “Talking to the students of Los Coyotes Middle School about bullying. Hanging with the kids after the rally! Don’t be a bully! Be a STAR!!!”

Photo: Flickr,  James Durbin Twitter





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