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Coachella kicked off on Friday as thousands arrived at the Empire Polo Club grounds. The chatter of the day was all about How To Destroy Angeles vs. The Stone Roses -- both playing at the same time on opposite stages -- how everyone needed more sunscreen, and that Pharrell was walking around on site.
After getting the boot on "American Idol," Lazaro Arbos revealed to Billboard that his next goal is to convince Ryan Murphy to cast him on an upcoming episode of "Glee." He also divulged that, despite the critics labeling him "the worst Idol contestant ever," he's satisfied with his efforts on the show and is technically "the winner of the boys."
Following his elimination on "American Idol," Billboard chatted with Burnell Taylor who explained that he's excited to return to his hometown because "he's got work to do." He also mentioned that he plans to take Keith Urban's comments about him occasionally being "a bit pitchy" to heart as he works to further his career.
Finishing seventh on last year’s season of “American Idol” hasn’t stopped Colton Dixon from living out his dream. The 22-year-old Tennessee native has carved a niche for himself and is quickly becoming a staple in the Christian rock market.