American Idol producers have talked about a cross-promotion with Empire, Fox's hot new series about a music industry family, perhaps getting some of the contestants on the scripted show, producers said Saturday.
"The music connection would be silly to ignore," said Trish Kinane, executive producer of American Idol.
Two weeks into its 14th season, the latest changes to American Idol aren't wildly evident. But to accommodate fewer hours of air time (41 compared to last year's 55), those tweaks will soon manifest in the show's once-a-week live show.
I have seen the future of American Idol — and her name is Jax.
The 18-year old East Brunswick, New Jersey, singer is exactly the kind of artist the Fox competition needs. The second she sat at the piano and delivered a compelling, intricate version of "I Want to Hold Your Hand" by The Beatles, it almost felt like we were watching her winning journey begin.
It’s said that you can’t keep a good man down, but in the case of AdamLambert, he was down barely 24 hours.
The American Idol season-eight runner-up and current frontman for Queen tells Billboard that he has found a new home at Warner Bros. Records, and that the label got in touch right after news broke that he had split from RCA Records.
You know things are different on AmericanIdol when a Golden ticket winner like StephanieGummelt references her love for Steve Perry, and we don't have RandyJackson at the table to remind us all he played with him.
AmericanIdol stepped up its search for a superstar in Nashville and Kansas City during the second part of its two-night season premiere.
Credit judges HarryConnick Jr., JenniferLopez and KeithUrban for staying focused on the task at hand, or as Lopez adeptly put it, making the show “about the kids," for delivering a better round of contestants on Night 2.
After a cold open where the top 24 singers traded vocals on "Feeling Good" in shrouded secrecy, AmericanIdol host RyanSeacrest assured viewers of its mission statement: The show is "in the business of making superstars."
"This year, business is booming," he promised. "We combed an unprecedented seven cities and scoured thousands of online submissions to uncover the best of the best."
Kelly Clarkson offered fans a few hints about her forthcoming album, slated to drop sometime early this year.
The singer revealed several clues on her Twitter account on Jan. 3, confirming that genre-wise, it will land in the realm of pop. "People keep asking. My next album is pop. But I am always influenced by music I love, which is pop- rock/country/r&b/dance #whoknowswhatsnext," she tweeted.
It was 10 years ago that modern rock band Fountains of Wayne scored a hit single with “Stacy’s Mom." Today, the song lives on thanks to AmericanIdol alum CaseyAbrams, who gives the radio favorite a jazzy twist.
Abrams re-imagined the song on YouTube channel Postmodern Jukebox, adding a ragtime feel, melodica, tinkering piano keys, scatting and a cool handoff of the bass to Adam Kubota.