Posts tagged "American Idol"

We Don’t Know What’s Going On With ‘American Idol’ Anymore, But Salt-N-Pepa Performed “Push It” & It Was Iconic

These rap icons showed the show's hopeful contestants how to stay fly, decade after decade.

By: Robbie Daw / March 27, 2015

Adam Lambert Guest Judges on ‘American Idol': 7 Highlights

Hot on the news that he signed a deal with Warner Bros. records and is planning to drop his third studio album this summer (with Max Martin at the helm and a single on the way this April — woo hoo!) , former finalist Adam Lambert turned up to the fourth round of auditions for…

By: Lisa Timmons / January 16, 2015

Lance Bass Sets Wedding Date With Model Michael Turchin: Morning Mix

Did You Hear? :: Lance Bass has set a date for his wedding to model Michael Turchin: December 20. Yes, Bass plans to invite his former boy bandmates in *NSYNC, though no - they will not take the stage together. “I

By: Christina Lee / October 20, 2014

Watch Caleb Johnson Discuss ‘Testify’, Collaborating With Aloe Blacc & Missing His Hometown: Interview

Recently, American Idol winner Caleb Johnson stopped by the Idolator studio to talk to us about his love of good ol' rock and roll and his debut album Testify, which was released today (August 12). We already posted the first part of our chat with him, where the Asheville, North Carolina native played a game…

By: Robbie Daw / August 12, 2014

‘American Idol’ Finalist Michael Johns Dies At 35

Michael Johns, American Idol seventh season finalist, died August 1 at age 35, according to FOX. “Michael Johns was an incredible talent and we are deeply saddened by news of his passing,” the network's official statement said. The Buckhead, Ga., native had auditioned for Idol in 2008 at age 29, the maximum age for eligibility.

By: Christina Lee / August 3, 2014

Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban And Harry Connick Jr. Will Return To ‘American Idol’

While the future of reality competition shows remains uncertain, American Idol will return with the same talent from Season 13. The show is bringing back Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. for its judging panel, along with host Ryan Seacrest. “Their interaction, warmth and experience made them an absolute joy to watch. I…

By: Christina Lee / June 24, 2014

Jennifer Lopez Taps ‘Idol’ Alum Pia Toscano For Summer Tour

Pia Toscano will embark with Jennifer Lopez as a back-up singer on a six-date tour this summer, including stops for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and Good Morning America. “I have to pinch myself a little bit that I am in the same room with her now,” Toscano, a favorite from American Idol's Seaso…

By: Christina Lee / May 29, 2014

‘American Idol’ Winner Caleb Johnson Announces Self-Titled Debut Album

Well, the powers that be over at American Idol wasted no time. Hours after Caleb Johnson was crowned the winner of Season 13 last night (May 21), details of his debut album were announced. The self-titled set will be released August 12 on 19 Recordings/Interscope Records. (Based on the cover, we've got ourselves another White…

By: Carl Williott / May 22, 2014

‘American Idol’ Finale: Jennifer Lopez & Demi Lovato Perform, Caleb Johnson Beats Jena Irene

By now, you've surely read the news that Asheville, North Carolina, native Caleb Johnson was crowned winner of American Idol's 13th season. The top two finalists, Caleb and Jena Irene, had a good, old-fashioned sing-off Tuesday night with the results of America's final vote announced last night (May 21). In addition to learning the identity of…

By: Lisa Timmons / May 22, 2014

‘American Idol': Caleb Johnson Wins Season 13

Well, this is something of a surprise! Jena Irene was favored to win season 13 of American Idol (at least according to social media commentators) but Caleb Johnson walked away victorious. The 23-year-old from Asheville, North Carolina also made history as the first hard rock/heavy metal singer to win the talent show. Congratulations! While ratings have bee…

By: Mike Wass / May 21, 2014

‘American Idol’ Recap: Jena Irene & Caleb Johnson Rock Out

The buildup of an entire season has led us all to this week, with the remaining two contestants, Caleb Johnson and Jena Irene duking it out in a final round of songs live from Los Angeles. On Tuesday night (May 20), each kid is tasked with singing three songs. The first is a selection from…

By: Lisa Timmons / May 21, 2014

‘American Idol’ Finalists Caleb Johnson & Jena Irene Release Debut Singles: Listen

Last night (May 15), Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson learned they'd been voted into the American Idol season 13 finale, and today the show has released the two finalists' debut singles, ahead of next week's finale where they'll perform the tracks live for the first time. Caleb's debut single is called “As Long As You…

By: Carl Williott / May 16, 2014

‘American Idol’ Recap: Jena Irene & Caleb Johnson Advance To Finals, Alex Preston Departs

This was the second to last week of American Idol, with next week's finale scheduled to take place at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Wednesday night, the top three contestants, Jena Irene, Caleb Johnson and Alex Preston, sang three different songs in the hopes to earn a final shot at the grand title. Thursday…

By: Lisa Timmons / May 16, 2014

‘American Idol’ Recap: The Chainsmokers Take A “#Selfie” & The Top 3 Perform

Wednesday night (May 14) represented a milestone for American Idol, as it was the 500th episode of the long-running series. The top three finalists were tasked with singing three different songs for the occasion, each selected from a different source. The first round is a choice from former judge and mentor Randy Jackson, followed by a hometow…

By: Lisa Timmons / May 15, 2014

‘American Idol’ Recap: Top 3 Revealed & Jessica Meuse Returns To Slapout

After a Wednesday evening in which the four finalists performed three songs each for the night, the Thursday night American Idol results show (May 8) reminds us just how close the season is to coming to an end. The theme of Wednesday night's songs was love and each song was inspired by a makeup, a…

By: Lisa Timmons / May 9, 2014

‘American Idol’ Recap: Caleb Johnson & The Rest Of The Final Four Take On Love Songs

With a giant heart blazing behind the American Idol sign on stage, it should come as no surprise that this week's theme is love. In keeping with this topic, the top four finalists sing on three separate occasions. The first round has the kids doing a break-ups song, one under the guise of dedications and a…

By: Lisa Timmons / May 8, 2014

‘American Idol’ Recap: Sam Woolf Sings His Last Song, Keith Urban Performs “Good Thing”

The American Idol performances on Wednesday night were themed "America's choice," meaning that viewers used various social media to communicate their song requests to the contestants. And sure enough, all of the songs were selected by the fans for their favorite of the five remaining contestants. Thursday's results show started off with the promise of…

By: Lisa Timmons / May 2, 2014

‘American Idol’ Recap: Ariana Grande, Jason Mraz & Zooey Deschanel Visit

With only five contestants remaining on American Idol, this week's theme for performances is "America's Choice." How very democratic of the show. That means, in addition to voting for who shall remain, the viewing audience also controls Wednesday night's playlist. For some contestants, the fans really came through and selected some dead-on choices. For others,…

By: Lisa Timmons / May 1, 2014
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