The inclusion of singer Lauren Daigle in Dick Clark's Rockin New Year’s Eve lineup has been the center of controversy this week, with New Orleans’ mayor calling for her to be removed from the show's roster.
Among this year's Dove Award nominees are Kanye West, Gloria Gaynor, Lauren Daigle and For King & Country. While For King & Country received five nominations, Daigle received four, West received three and Gaynor received one.
American Idol's newest winner is the same contestant who prayed with the judges during her audition. Known as "Just Sam," the singer performed "You Say" with Lauren Daigle and "Rise Up" by Andra Day to win the "Idol" title.