December 19, 2013
RECAP: The Winner Of ‘The Voice’ Season Finale Is…. A-MA-ZING!
Did you watch The Voice season finale last night?!! OH. EM. GEE! We have a wiiiinnnnnnnerrrrr!
Season five came down to three great talents: Tessanne Chin, Will Champlin, and Jacquie Lee. But only one can win. And the crowning moment has to be DRAMA. So, to help bring the heat, pop music giants Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, Ne-Yo Aloe Blacc and OneRepublic all performed, paving the way for the NEXT BIG THING. I’m seriously so so sooooo excited for this winner! Ok, enough teasing…
The winner of The Voice’s fifth season is… (If you haven’t seen it yet, don’t keep reading :) (more…)Read More
February 8, 2013
Clive Davis: Billboard Power 100 Issue “Record Breaker”
To know Clive Davis is to love him. And most of America’s top selling artists have worked very closely with him, including the late Whitney Houston, Jennifer Hudson, Britney Spears, Tony Bennett, Alicia Keys, Usher and many more!
The legendary music man was celebrated this week at an event at L.A. hot spot The Redbury, where Billboard revealed their 2013 Power 100 List at an exclusive event, presented by Citi®, with leading music industry professionals.
The evening culminated with Clive Davis being honored with the Billboard Musical Visionary Award for his A&R work. The award will be renamed to Billboard’s Clive Davis Musical Visionary Award for future recipients.
This weekend, at the annual GRAMMY Awards, Clive will hold his annual party and will honor the life of Whitney Houston. After the jump, the Power 100 list and video of Clive and R&B artist Miguel talking about about Whitney.Read More
July 23, 2012
Listen To The Entire “Sparkle” Soundtrack Featuring New Music From Whitney Houston!
Whitney‘s final recording of “His Eye Is On The Sparrow” is too beautiful for words and makes us miss her even more!Read More
May 29, 2012
VIDEO: Jessica Sanchez: Interview & “I Will Always Love You” On Live! With Kelly
Our little Jessica Sanchez isn’t so little anymore!
The 16-year-old “American Idol” runner up appeared on “Live! With Kelly” this morning for an interview and performance of Whitney Houston‘s “I Will Always Love You.”
Watch her interview + performance now!
May 28, 2012
Back To Business: Beyoncé Performs 4 Sold Out Nights In Atlantic City!
Beyonce is getting “Back To Business!”
And suitingly, that’s exactly what she called her 4-night Memorial Day Weekend stint in Atlantic City’s newest hotel, Revel, where the iconic singer performed for a sold-out audience! Fans and friends of “Queen B” alike, gathered together at Ovation Hall, to welcome her back. (Even First Lady Michelle Obama attended with Sasha and Malia!)
As you’d expect, she had a few outfit changes and sang many of her famous songs like “Love On Top,” “1+1″ and “Halo,” but she surprised the audience with a cover of Lauryn Hill‘s “X-Factor” and a chilling tribute to the late Whitney Houston, singing her powerful ballad “I Will Always Love You.”
Over at The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, there was some competitive entertainment! On Friday night, Pitbull took the stage for an electric concert at the Event Center, followed by a DJ set from Alesso. Saturday night had Paris Hilton‘s boyfriend DJ Afrojack at MIXX nightclub and “Project X” star DJ Jesse Marco holding down the fort at mur.mur.
Over at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City, “The Voice” star Christina Milian hung out by the pool during the day and performed some of her hit songs like “Dip It Low” and and “AM to PM” later that night in a tight orange mini-dress. On Sunday night, Kim Kardashian (wearing all black!) made an appearance at The Pool After Dark, bringing along longtime BFF Brittny Gastineau. The girls drank Midori cocktails and hung out in a private VIP section.Read More
April 24, 2012
Glee’s Whitney Houston Tribute Song List!
For all the Gleek’s out there, here’s a look at tonight’s Whitney Houston tribute on “Glee.”
Fox took the unusual step of pre-releasing all the songs in the Whitney tribute episode. The members of New Directions will be rocking out to some of Whitney’s biggest hits:
2. “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me),” sung by Brittany (Heather Morris) and Santana
3. “Saving All My Love for You,” sung by Quinn (Dianna Agron) and Joe (Samuel Larsen)
4. “So Emotional,” sung by Rachel and Santana
5. “It’s Not Right But It’s Okay,” sung by Blaine (Darren Criss)
6. “I Have Nothing,” sung by Kurt
7. “My Love Is Your Love,” sung by the New Directions
The iconic “I Will Always Love You” will not be featured in the episode because it was already sung during “Glee’s” Valentine’s Day episode.
You can see all of the Whitney covers on “Glee” tonight at 8pm on Fox.Read More
April 5, 2012
American Idol Season 11: Top 8 Perform — Micah Jesse’s Peach Picks!
If you haven’t been watching “American Idol” this season, you’re missing out!
MJ agrees wholeheartedly!
On Wednesday night’s performance episode, the contestants were coached by No Doubt‘s Gwen Stefani and Tony Canali, in addition to music mogul Jimmy Iovine. There are strong girls and strong guys — but someone’s gotta R8TE the Top 8! So here’s MJ‘s rundown:
1. Jessica Sanchez – She effortlessly nailed her performance of Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know.” The judges loved it, giving her yet another standing ovation! She is the absolute full package and is ready for stardom… MJ has been calling it for years right here on MicahJesse.com! (Watch the video of me and Jessica meeting in LA in 2008!)
2. Joshua Ledet – He brought power and a whole lot of soul to his performance tonight, singing, “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” by Simply Red. Tonight was a real dealbreaker for him. He is in this competition for the long haul. Even J.Lo said it — Joshua and Jessica could be the Top 2!
3. Phillip Phillips – I’m usually really impressed by Phillip but tonight was just “OK” for me. He performed “That’s All” by Genesis — with his brother on stage on the guitar. That was the most adorable thing!
4. DeAndrea Brackensick – Thankfully for onight was a shining night for DeAndre! He sang “I Like It” by DeBarge, which was a great choice for him, because it really allowed him to be playful with both the vocals and his movements. DeAndre shined tonight!
5. Skylar Laine – I was nervous for Skylar to sing “Wind Beneath My Wings,” made popular by Bette Midler , because that is a tough song to sing — and lots to live up to. Skylar really nailed it and especially brought it home in the end with a very powerful ending. I think Skylar is definitely safe from the bottom three.
6. Colton Dixon – Singing Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time” was a great choice for Colton tonight, especially with how he turned a usually female song into a beautifully masculine rendition. I think what Colton lacks is memorability, and that is so essential on this show.
7. Hollie Cavanagh – Holly has an incredible voice, but she just couldn’t catch a break tonight singing “Flashdance…What a Feeling,” the great theme song by Irene Cara . She had plenty of pitchy moments but the overall consensus was that she was stiff. The judges suggested that she not listen to criticism from the mentors so much so that it affects her performance. Hollie really needs to let go a little if she wants to stay in the competition.
8. Elise Testone – She’s got a powerful voice so I don’t think anyone questioned it when it was announced Elise would be singing “I Want To Know What Love Is,” by Foreigner. However, her performance tonight fell short of everyone’s expectations (especially after an amazing week last week), with lots of pitchy vocals. I think she is 100% going to be in the bottom 3 tomorrow. But will she get sent home? If so, I’m going to assume the judges will use a save on her. Let’s wait and see!
March 12, 2012
From Then To Wow: The Transformation Of Jennifer Hudson!
And I am telling you… we cannot believe the “from then to wow” Jennifer Hudson transformation!
This side-by-side photo (2007 to 2012) really puts it in perspective!
The one-time ”American Idol” semi-finalist (who somehow only made it to 7th place) has gracefully transformed into a dynamic “Dreamgirl” diva, who has everything from Grammy Awards to Academy Awards to Golden Globe awards under her belt, albeit much thinner now thanks to a spokesperson gig with Weight Watchers.
All things considered, what a fabulous transformation! She looks phenomenal!
The one constant, however, in the Jennifer Hudson transformation into a full-blown superstar, is her extraordinary voice. After the jump, take a trip down memory lane and watch her sing the late Whitney Houston‘s “I Have Nothing” on an episode of Idol from 2007… (more…)Read More
March 7, 2012
VIDEO: Whitney Houston Would’ve Been Proud Of Jessica Sanchez On American Idol Tonight!
My girl Jessica Sanchez just blew the roof off the American Idol stage!
Singing a rendition of the late Whitney Houston‘s “I Will Always Love You,” the 16-year-old singer from San Diego did it all right — and got a standing ovation!
Watch it now…and don’t forget to VOTE for Jessica Sanchez!Read More
March 2, 2012
Spotlight Feature: Get To Know Hot New Pop Star — Carishma!
Pop singers are a dime-a-dozen, but it isn’t every day you come across one like Carishma, who has the seductive beauty of Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger and J.Lo!
MJ is always scouring the ‘net for young talent and it’s safe to say – Carishma is worth getting to know! So, we caught up with the Jersey girl about her career, her musical inspiration, what it was like working with Timbaland, and so much more!
Get to know Carishma:
I loved recording that song with Rodney Jerkins. I feel like it’s a really relatable song about first love, so to see it connect with so many people has been really exciting. At the same time, I am at the beginning of my journey so I am looking forward to putting out some more music and showing people other sides of myself. It was also great to work with someone as talented as Taj Stansberry, the video director. He also did J.Lo’s “On The Floor,” which has the 2nd most views of any music video on Youtube. He was great to work with, and really helped bring my vision to life on screen. It really portrays what my romantic night on a beach would be.
MJ: Tell me what your life is like now?
My life really hasn’t changed. I work really, really hard. I worked really hard during college at NYU and having recently graduated, I’m working just as hard at music but I love it so much more! Having a career in the music industry is a lot more work than most people think it is. It’s not just photo shoots and talking to media. I’m in rehearsals, in studio, recording and writing songs, doing vocal coaching, learning choreography, talking to my lovers on fb and twitter, and to bloggers like you!Read More
February 19, 2012
Audrina Patridge Getting Into Acting — PLUS! — The Secret To Her Six-Pack! — Micah Jesse Interview
What’s the secret?! (We’re eating a peanut butter and JEALOUS sandwich!)
“Mentality-wise, I’m always in Summer mode,” she told MJ over the phone on Friday night (Feb 17). The reality TV star phoned in from Las Vegas, where she was celebrating being the face of curve appeal for men fragrance at PURE Nightclub inside Caesar’s Palace. Rocking a shimmering purple dress by Twenty Cluny and gold peep toe platforms, the former “Hills” star looked hotter than ever!
“I’m encouraging guys out there to smell good for their ladies, because I know, from my own personal point-of-view, when I meet a guy, I definitely remember their scent,” Audrina told MJ about being the new face of Elizabeth Arden’s fragrance for men.
Surely a lot of fans want to know, though, will Audrina be returning to reality TV?
Not right now, she told MJ. She is focusing on acting — “looking at a lot of scripts” — and developing her own lingerie line.
Find out more about the latest from Audrina Patridge from MJ’s chat below:
AUDIO — MICAH JESSE — CATCHING UP WITH AUDRINA PATRIDGE:Read More
February 13, 2012
VIDEO: Jessie J Belting Out Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing”
You’ve gotta see it to believe it!
Check out one of our favorite singers, Jessie J, performing a Whitney Houston classic — “I Have Nothing” — that she posted on her YouTube channel just two years ago!
Her vocals are insane! Whitney would be so proud!!!Read More
May 9, 2011
Get Well Soon, Whitney Houston! – BREAKING NEWS!
Pop icon Whitney Houston has checked herself into an out-patient rehabilitation program.
“Whitney Houston is currently in an out-patient rehab program for drug and alcohol treatment,” her rep told PEOPLE in a statement. “Whitney voluntarily entered the program to support her long-standing recovery process.”
The 47-year-old singer initially entered rehab in 2004, telling ABC News interviewer Diane Sawyer at the time: “I partied a lot. Trust me: I partied my tail off.” But, the singer also admitted, “You get to a point where you know the party’s over.”
Well, it looks like the party is over — yet again!
We really hope Whitney gets all the help she needs!
One things for sure — MJ will always love you!Read More
October 7, 2010
Jennifer Hudson: Magnificent On Michigan Avenue!
Grammy and Oscar-winning singer & actress Jennifer Hudson is on the cover of September’s Michigan Avenue magazine this month, and this Tuesday (Oct 5), she dazzled on the red carpet at the mag’s two-year anniversary presented by Bing at the Chicago House of Blues, with Niche Media CEO Jason Binn.
Jennifer stepped up to the stage and welcomed the cheering crowd exclaiming, “It’s good to be home [in Chicago]!”
Jennifer was accompanied by her cousin, who played piano behind her, saying “the best thing about being home is that I can bring my family with me.” She continued to interact with the crowd noting she “came out to see you all tonight!” and that she “doesn’t talk much, but I’m gonna sing you a little song and then I’m going to go home if that’s alright with you!”
The crowd shouts grew as Jennifer began the breathtaking rendition of Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” and belted out the chilling “And I Am Telling You” from her hit movie Dreamgirls.
After one front-row guest shouted that Jennifer looked amazing, she replied “Weight Watchers, baby, it works!” Hudson is the current spokesperson for Weight Watchers’ new “Loose for Good” campaign.
Watch a clip of Jennifer singing after the jump! (more…)Read More
October 6, 2010
HOT VIDEO! Amber Riley Does Whitney Houston On GLEE!
Did you happen to see Glee last night?! Well MJ did — and it was AMAZING!
After last weeks groundbreaking “Britney” episode, the show took a more serious tone this week, dealing with the issue of faith in times of crisis.
MJ was psyched to see the characters of Kurt and Mercedes get more camera time this episode, too.
Mercedes (Amber Riley) gave a stunning version of Whitney Houston‘s “I Look To You,” after her best friend Kurt’s father is admitted to the hospital, struggling for his life.
You MUST watch!Read More