KeithUrban often refers to his AmericanIdol co-stars as a family. And in a conference call with reporters on Wednesday, the country star said that his fellow judges came through for him in his time of need — the death of his father-in-law, Antony Kidman, dad to Urban's wife, NicoleKidman.
For the first time ever, American Idol fans will have the chance to tell a hopeful "you’re going to Hollywood!"
Producers of the Fox singing series have added a new wrinkle, allowing viewers to have a say in which contestant will receive a coveted golden ticket to the show's Hollywood rounds, which begin the week of Oct. 25 (and air in the spring).
ColtonDixon may be making a name for himself in the world of Christian music, but that doesn’t mean his name isn’t associated with at least one sinful indulgence: ice cream. The AmericanIdol season 11 alum now has his very own flavor courtesy of Boston ice creamery Emack & Bolio, one part of a marketing blitz in advance of his sophomore effort, Anchor, which includes his likeness on specially-marked cans of Mountain Dew (that come with a free download of new music).
JessMeuse may have looked unsure of herself when she performed Pink’s "So What" on Wednesday's episodeAmerican Idol, but she has a reason for that. The 23-year-old Alabama native revealed on a conference call with reporters that the top four were supposed to perform original material that night, but producers got cold feet at the last minute.
The top six finalists were a little bit country and a little bit rock 'n' roll on Wednesday night's AmericanIdol episode, but on Thursday night's results show, RyanSeacrest promised that one contestant was "going to be grumpy," as he cradled the show's special guest, Grumpy Cat, in his arms.