One of the biggest mysteries of the 2014 American Idol summer tour was the absence of country singer DexterRoberts.
Outside of an official statement from the tour in early July announcing that he was released from his contractual obligations, not much else has been said. Fellow Alabama Idols Jess Meuse and CJ Harris revealed a short time later that Roberts was ill.
Is CalebJohnson the JackWhite of AmericanIdol? The season 13 winner will release his new album, Testify, on August 12, marking the fastest turnaround in Idol history (the album is currently available for pre-order on iTunes).
The AmericanIdol Season 13 tour kicked off in Binghamton, New York, on Tuesday with a two-thirds full arena, according to attendees at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.
In an ominous sign, the June 25 show at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York, the following night was canceled, and this Sunday's show in Syracuse has been moved from the 8,800-seat War Memorial Arena to the 3,300-seat OnCenter Convention Center.
Week after week on American Idol, the judges always tell the contestants that their performance always comes down to song choice.
But what happens when the judges have to come up with a song choice for themselves?
“It’s hard to get four leaders of four countries together to agree on something, so that’s why I come in as a neutralizer,” said American Idol band leader Rickey Minor, the mastermind behind the judge jam on Wednesday night’s Idol finale.
“I deflowered RyanSeacrest,” joked RichardMarx to reporters following the singer’s surprise duet with American Idol’s vocally challenged host.
Seacrest, who earlier this season let the world know that his first concert was Marx, joined his hero on stage for a hilarious collaboration on Marx’s romantic ballad “Right Here Waiting” on Wednesday night’s results show.