American Idol's die-hard fans -- diminishing but still proud -- will appreciate the effort Fox and the show's new executive producers are putting into highlighting the series' past to amp up its future.
After a two-year break from American Idol, Rickey Minor will return to take on the role of musical director. The accomplished arranger and producer left the Fox show after season nine in 2010 to lead The Tonight Show band. With NBC relinquishing Jay Leno's late-night throne to Jimmy Fallon, the door was open for an Idol return.
Naturally, that means Ray Chew and his Ray Chew Live band will not be back when season 13 launches in January.
With the auditions finally over, American Idol is offering fans a first look at what's to come for Season 13 -- and it seems there is plenty of talent to cheer for.
In a four minute clip released on YouTube Wednesday, the show introduces a strong competitor in Ethan Harris, a guitarist brave enough to perform Keith Urban's "You'll Think of Me" in front of the man himself.
For the first time ever, Fox has released raw, unedited footage of the upcoming season of AmericanIdol to the press -- nearly 13 minutes' worth. And while we can't share the snippets with you, Idol Worshippers, we can offer you some hints of what's to come.
AmericanIdol’s past and present collided at the Nashville, TN, nightclub Tootsie’s when current judge KeithUrban was joined by StevenTyler on stage for a jam.
Urban was in town playing several gigs promoting his new CD, Fuse, set for release on Sept. 10, when he was surprised on Friday night by the Season 10 and 11 alum at the club located on Nashville’s Lower Broadway.
After months of speculation, the seemingly endless search for American Idol’s new judges is winding down, and, according to sources, it’s come down to two music industry candidates: hitmaker Dr. Luke and manager Scooter Braun.
Who’s a better fit for the veteran singing competition? Both have impressive industry credentials.