The season eight finalist, who competed at age 17 and came in fourth behind winner Kris Allen and runners up Adam Lambert and Danny Gokey, eloped with songwriter-producer Matthew Hagar back in January. Hagar is also her bandmate in the group Halo Circus.
His return to the stage was one of the highlights of the American Idol season 12 finale. We're talking, of course, about season eight runner-u[ Adam Lambert, who joined top three finalist Angie Miller for an emotional rendition of David Guetta and Sia's "Titanium."
The numbers are in on the American Idol season 12 finale, and it’s not a pretty picture. The Fox show saw a dip of more than 40 percent from the 2012 season closer, losing some 7 million viewers to come in at a 3.6 rating among adults 18-49. Total viewers equaled 14.3 million -- the first time a finale has not reached the 20-million mark since the show first aired in 2002.
AdamLambert returned, JenniferLopez worked the wind machine and Randy Jackson was honored with a farewell package featuring dogs, not dawgs. With season 12 officially in the history books, AmericanIdol pulled out all the stops to make the 2013 finale memorable.
Preparations are in full swing for Thursday night's American Idol grand finale at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre where, following Wednesday's showdown between Kree Harrison and Candice Glover, the entire audience was loaded out and a new one brought in for a pre-tape of Mariah Carey's performance.
The American Idol season 12 finale is shaping up to be an all-star alumni extravaganza, as Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, a finalist from season three, and season eight runner-up Adam Lambert have both been approached to perform, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. Neither has committed to the May 16 event yet.
Happy days are here again for American Idol season eight finalist Allison Iraheta, who debuts her new group, Halo Circus, Wednesday night at the famed Whisky a Go Go on the Sunset Strip after a rough bout of post-show trauma.
After 11 years on the air, American Idol grads have spawned many dozens of original songs. Who ranks highest? THR's sister publication Billboard (and Idol Worship's own Fred Bronson) crunched the numbers to come up with the top 100 Idol singles of all-time.
Leading the list is original Idol Kelly Clarkson, whose songs take the top two spots and 16 others elsewhere in the top 100.