AMERICAN IDOL NEWS Category

Jennifer Lopez was initially set to judge just a year of American Idol, but her first stint on the show lasted two seasons. After her hiatus from last season, the show underwent its share of turmoil, mainly due to the friction between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj.

With Harry Connick Jr. and returnee [...]


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For the past few seasons, the NBC talent music show The Voice has beaten FOX’s American Idol in the ratings and popularity. In years past American Idol ruled television, pulling in over 20 million viewers a night. But this season, Idol is at its lowest in ratings, while The Voice’s ratings are on the rise [...]


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Mariah Carey has become a good judge on American Idol. Carey’s career, which has spanned over two decades, is one of the best a musician can have. Having started her career at a young age, Carey may not have been used to rejection. Now that she is judging aspiring musical artists, she told [...]


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Nicki Minaj has made a big splash being a judge on American Idol. As many know Minaj is a big music star worldwide with hit singles Starships and Super bass among her hit songs. Minaj is often known for her unique style and is one who is never shy to speak her mind which at [...]


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Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson, who just performed at the 85th Academy Awards, is currently guest starring on the NBC musical/drama Smash. As many remember, before becoming a big star Hudson was a contestant on season three of American Idol. Hudson joins Idol alum (Smash cast member) Katharine McPhee who was the runner up in [...]


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Katharine McPhee is one of the most diverse people on television. McPhee currently stars on the NBC musical/drama Smash, where she does it all-singing, dancing, and acting. As many remember, McPhee was a contestant on the talent show American Idol, where she came in second place behind Taylor Hicks.

Some former American Idol contestants distance [...]


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Keith Urban and his fellow American Idol judges have their opinions on which singers should make it to the competition, and as last week’s two-part premiere displayed, the arguments can get a bit animated.

“It turns into Debate 101 I’ve watched Nicki (Minaj) debate, she is very good at it,” says Urban.  “She is really good [...]


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Although last night’s American Idol premiere was down 19% in the 18-49 category, as well as 19% in the total audience figures, the combustible chemistry between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey made it near must-see TV.  Keith Urban’s laid back charm served as a social chaser for the near toxic exchanges between the two singers, [...]


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The twelfth season of American Idol debuts with a two-hour tonight (FOX, 8 pm et/pt), and the main question centers on the compatibility of new judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, and Keith Urban.  Although Randy Jackson and Ryan Seacrest are the show’s constants, the mixture of three distinct personalities could be a combustible mix.

“Being here [...]


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So with the new additions of Nikki Minaj, Keith Urban, and Mariah Carey, American Idol’s star power is at an all time high, but will it still continue to climb new heights? Although the show has produced such stars as Kelly Clarkson, Chris Daughtry, Carrie Underwood, and Oscar winning actress Jennifer Hudson, it may [...]


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