ALLISON IRAHETA: PUTTING MYSELF TOGETHER

We got a chance this morning to sit down with ousted AMERICAN IDOL contestant ALLISON IRAHETA. She’s upbeat and looking forward to the upcoming finale and tour. She also tells us that her time with A.I. was the greatest learning experience of her life. Listen in below:

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AMERICAN IDOL TOP 12 SPOTLIGHT: LIL ROUNDS

Lil Rounds is a hard working mom on her way to the top 12. With dreams of supporting her family through singing. Her vocal prowess is reminiscent of past Idol contests LaToya London and Tamyra Grey, and she should go far this season on Idol.  The Idol contestant explains why even to this day, she is going full steam ahead to achieve her goals. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR BELOW)

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TOP 12 IDOL SPOTLIGHT: ALLISON IRAHETA

Just 16, red-haired ALLISON IRAHETA brings a powerful voice and a natural confidence to American Idol, and those qualities have landed her in Idol’s Top 12.  IRAHETA talks about her current goals on Idol (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR BELOW)

 

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SIMON COWELL SAYS IDOL WILL SURVIVE

An American Idol sans judge Simon Cowell seems inconceivable at the moment, but in Cowell’s mind the show could definitely flourish without him.  Finding a judge with Cowell’s brutal honesty and acerbic would be a rather difficult mission for any TV producer, plus his connection with Idol fans has made him one of TV’s top personalities. Still, Cowell says the show must go on some day when or if he exits the program. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR BELOW TO HEAR SIMON COWELL)

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SIMON COWELL: THE FIRST LIVE SHOW WAS A “BIT FLAT”

SIMON COWELL’S critical eye goes beyond American Idol singers. He says this season’s first live outing was “a bit flat.”

Last Tuesday’s show “didn’t quite gel. There were some audio issues. The lighting felt too light, too daytime,” the Idol judge says. “We know what went wrong and what we’re going to do to fix it.”