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.
After Wednesday night’s disastrous episode of Don’tForgetTheLyrics, er, AmericanIdol, the show insisted on reminding the audience how many years it has been (six) since a girl has won the Fox singing competition.
WELCOME 'HOME': Just last week we were writing about Phillip Phillips earning his eighth No. 1 on the Billboard charts. Well, what a difference seven days can make. The season 11 winner’s coronation song, “Home,” achieves pole position on two more charts this week, bringing his career total of No. 1s to 10. That moves him up into a tie for ninth place among all Idols for the largest grand total of chart-toppers, tied with Adam Lambert and Scotty McCreery.
Last January, ColtonDixon was cooling his heels in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, waiting for the 11th season of AmericanIdol to unveil his audition to the world -- and his eventual rise to the top 12. Today, the seventh-place finalist will release his first album, A Messenger, on the EMI-distributed Christian label Sparrow Records. With his current single, “You Are,” rising to No.
Adam Lambert is turning 31 years old on Tuesday, and the birthday boy has donated his special day to the We Are Family Foundation. He is encouraging fans to donate $31 to the foundation, a non-profit that promotes cultural diversity around the globe.