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Fox’s “American Idol” is no longer the most popular show on television. Last week, more viewers were tuning in to watch “The Voice” and “Dancing With the Stars”. According to the Nielsen Co., “American Idol” has been the most popular entertainment program for the past nine years.
“The Voice” had 14.2 million viewers on Monday and 12.8 million on Tuesday, with audiences ranging between the ages of 19 and 49-years-old. “American Idol” had 12.5 million viewers on Wednesday and 11.4 [...]
Amidst ongoing flurries of gossip about a conflict between upcoming American Idol season judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, producers have stated the season’s new judging panel is, “one of the best, most passionate, dynamic and invested judging panels we’ve ever had.” Vetran judge Randy Jackson has commented that there was “always hostility” between the two female judges. Though they may not all be best friends forever, the judges are devoted to a professional relationship that will allow them to [...]
Australian born country music superstar will be seated alongside pop singer megastar Mariah Carey and stayer Randy Jackson this season on the judging panel of reality singing competition “American Idol.” This is not new territory for him. He has been a judge for the Australian version of “The Voice” and a contestant on a show very similar to “American Idol” when he was just 9 years old. At a press conference, Urban recounted how one of the three judges pulled [...]
With the next season of American Idol beginning in just a few weeks, producers are hard pressed to get the latest panel of judges lined up. Interestingly enough, there was talk of replacing the last man standing from the original panel; Randy Jackson. Jackson allegedly was rather displeased with this proposition, and negotiations with pop star Enrique Iglesias for a judging slot consequently fell to the wayside. He has not officially signed on yet, but is reportedly very close to [...]
Nick Jonas, of the boy band The Jonas Brothers, may fill in one of the two vacant seats at the “American Idol” judging panel. The 19-year-old “SOS” singer tweeted, “The rumors are true … I am being considered to be a judge on American Idol … And it would be a dream come true if it happens. #nickonidol.”
Singer Mariah Carey was confirmed as a new judge July 20, with sources revealing that the 42-year-old “Hero” singer will earn a whopping [...]
Country singer Brad Paisley might be joining “American Idol’s” judging panel. According to the Fox show’s website, now that 42-year-old “Always Be My Baby” singer Mariah Carey has joined the judging team, “American Idol” is looking for a male judge. Reports show that the leading singing competition show has been courting 39-year-old Paisley and see strong potential in the “Remind Me” and “This is Country Music” singer.
Paisley, who recorded “Remind Me” with “American Idol” winner Carrie Underwood, already has [...]
Grammy award-winning singer Mariah Carey will be sitting on the judging panel for the 12th season of “American Idol.” Carey’s hiring comes just weeks after Jennifer Lopez, 42, and Steven Tyler, 64, announced their departures from the FOX hit singing competition show. Though there were rumors that Randy Jackson would also be leaving the judging panel, 52-year-old Jackson, who has been on the show since its inception in 2002, will remain a judge for the show.
Simon Fuller, the creator and [...]
Singer Kelly Clarkson is selling her Texas ranch for $1.5 million. The 30-year-old “American Idol” winner and “Duets” mentor has been living in the Burleson, Tex. home since 2002. The “Because of You” and “What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger)” singer’s 19-year-old property sits on 14 acres and features lap and diving pools, a treehouse and a man-made backyard pond, among other amenities. The home has four bedrooms, six bathrooms and 6,880 square feet of living space.
Grammy award-winning singer Aretha Franklin is interested in becoming a judge on the singing competition show, “American Idol.” Franklin, who is often referred to as the “Queen of Soul,” would replace singer-actress Jennifer Lopez, who announced her departure from the show on Saturday. The 70-year-old singer who started her career in the 1960s released hits “Respect,” “Chain of Fools” and “Baby I Love You,” which helped the singer garner 18 Grammys. In 1987, Franklin became the first woman inducted in [...]
The Next season of American Idol will be a lot different for fans who got used to the three famed judges. On Thursday, Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler confirmed that he’ll be leaving the show, while earlier in the day singer-actress Jennifer Lopez hinted at splitting as well. The 42-year-old “Wedding Planner” actress told “Today’s” Natalie Morales, “I love everybody, I love the guys [Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler and host Ryan Seacrest], but I am thinking it’s time for me to [...]
“American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips will be performing at the July Fourth celebration on the National Mall. His performance, which will be the winner’s latest since his time on “Idol,” comes after a series of kidney surgeries that began while the singer-guitar player was competing for America’s vote. Phillips’ trip to the nation’s capital will be his first. It will also be the second time the “Idol” star travels far outside of his home in Leesburg, Georgia. In Washington D.C., [...]
“American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips underwent a six and a half hour surgery Thursday to remove several kidney stones. The 21-year-old guitar player was plagued by serious kidney problems during the singing contest. His excruciating pain prevented him from participating in various “Idol” duties, including the weekly Ford music video shoots and twice almost caused him to drop out of “Idol.” According to his rep, the surgery went well. As tour organizations said earlier this week, the Georgia star and [...]