Alabama farm boy DexterRoberts may have been joking that his first order of business upon returning home after being eliminated from American Idol on Thursday is to camp out in the woods in a teepee, but don’t be fooled: he isn’t pitching his tent there too long.
Season 10 alum James Durbin’s second album blasts onto four Billboard charts this week, but the American Idol finalist started thinking about his sophomore set quite a while ago. Celebrate is a new entry on The Billboard 200 at No. 83, and also bows on Top Rock Albums at No. 14, Top Internet Albums at No. 21 and Top Current Albums at No. 78.
HEROIC MOVES: For three weeks in a row, new artists saw their live results show performances reap rewards on the Billboard charts. Jake Bugg, Kodaline and Mali Music all surged on the surveys after finding a nationwide audience on American Idol. This week, a veteran band’s latest single and album regain ground thanks to an invite to perform on the newly formatted half-hour results show.
Malaya Watson shed tears on Thursday night's American Idol results show as she was sent home with no chance for a save. The season 13 finalist cried even more after the live broadcast. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, she explained how close she grew to be with all of her fellow contestants and how much she will miss them.
The top eight finalists of AmericanIdol went back to the future, so to speak, with a flashback to their '80s night selections, but one contestant's song choice tainted the love of the audience and ended her journey.
Thursday night's half-hour episode kicked off with a brief segment where the top eight complimented each other's performances and looked up Ricky Nelson videos for Sam Woolf, while Ryan Seacrest got down to business.
Some 500 people got to enjoy American Idol '80s week in all its fluorescent glory from inside the Idol-dome. Among those in the audience: yours truly, who returns with this report on the six things you didn’t see on TV ...