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'American Idol': Alums Adam Lambert and Chris Daughtry to Return as Mentors

'American Idol': Alums Adam Lambert and Chris Daughtry to Return as Mentors

The live shows on American Idol are inching closer, but before the top contestants go before an audience, they have to get through a new competition phase called Randy Jackson’s "Boot Camp." Helping with the crash course in pop stardom? Two exciting camp counselors: season eight’s Adam Lambert and season five’s Chris Daughtry.

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JAN
13
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'American Idol': 7 Changes for Season 13

'American Idol': 7 Changes for Season 13

With American Idol about to kick off its 13th season, plenty of questions remain as to how the show may be different in 2014. Expect some of those changes to be illuminated during today's Fox panel at the annual gathering of the Television Critics Association in Pasadena, but The Hollywood Reporter's Idol Worship has this early report.

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SEP
16
1 years

'American Idol' Alum Heejun Han Talks Season 13 (Randy's 'Soft' ... Harry's 'Cold'), New Music

'American Idol' Alum Heejun Han Talks Season 13 (Randy's 'Soft' ... Harry's 'Cold'), New Music

It seems like only yesterday that Heejun Han ripped off his top on American Idol and proclaimed that he wanted to dance along to a rip-roaring performance of Billy Joel's "My Life."

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SEP
11
1 years

Randy Jackson on Next Season's 'American Idol': 'Greatest Show of Its Kind Ever'

Randy Jackson on Next Season's 'American Idol': 'Greatest Show of Its Kind Ever'

Randy Jackson had kind words for the newly announced panel of American Idol judges when he spoke to THR and a group of reporters outside Tuesday's Novak Djokovic Foundation Gala Dinner in New York.

Jackson said that the panel, which includes Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr., is "amazing" and will make the upcoming season of Idol the "greatest show of its kind ever."

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SEP
3
1 years

'American Idol' Releases Official Picture of the 'Dream Team'

'American Idol' Releases Official Picture of the 'Dream Team'

Fox released the first official photograph of the new American Idol judging panel on Tuesday, and it's a happy one.

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SEP
3
1 years

'American Idol' Makes It Official With 'Dream Team' Panel

'American Idol' Makes It Official With 'Dream Team' Panel

It's official: Fox has named Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban as American Idol's newest judges panel.

The trio will kick off production on season 13 on Tuesday, Sept. 3, in Boston.

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JUN
4
1 years

'American Idol': Executive Producers Nigel Lythgoe, Ken Warwick Are Out

'American Idol': Executive Producers Nigel Lythgoe, Ken Warwick Are Out

In a move widely expected by industry insiders, American Idol executive producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick "will be leaving the show,” a source tells The Hollywood Reporter. However, formal exit discussions have not yet begun.

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MAY
30
1 years

Nicki Minaj Confirms 'American Idol' Departure

Nicki Minaj Confirms 'American Idol' Departure

Rapper Nicki Minaj followed Mariah Carey's lead on Thursday afternoon, announcing via Twitter, "Thank you American Idol for a life changing experience! Wouldn't trade it for the world! Time to focus on the Music!!! Mmmuuuaahhh!!!"

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MAY
18
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'American Idol' Without Randy Jackson? Alums Weigh In (Video)

'American Idol' Without Randy Jackson? Alums Weigh In (Video)

A common refrain at the American Idol season 12 finale? "It's the end of an era."

So declared a slew of series alums who walked the red carpet when asked about the exit of veteran judge Randy Jackson.

PHOTOS: 'American Idol': Randy Jackson Through the Years

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MAY
17
1 years

Adam Lambert: 'American Idol' Judge? (Video)

Adam Lambert: 'American Idol' Judge? (Video)

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."  

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MAY
17
1 years

'American Idol' Finale's Ratings Free Fall: What Went Wrong

'American Idol' Finale's Ratings Free Fall: What Went Wrong

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.

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MAY
16
1 years

'American Idol' Season 12 Finale: Adam Lambert Tops 5 Best Moments

'American Idol' Season 12 Finale: Adam Lambert Tops 5 Best Moments

Adam Lambert returned, Jennifer Lopez 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, American Idol pulled out all the stops to make the 2013 finale memorable.

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MAY
16
1 years

'American Idol' Season 12 Winner Revealed

'American Idol' Season 12 Winner Revealed

After enduring weeks of live performances and judges' critiques -- not to mention the frosty Mariah Carey-Nicki Minaj feud -- Candice Glover has defeated Kree Harrison to win the 12th season of American Idol.

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MAY
16
1 years

'American Idol' Finale: 7 Things You Didn't See on TV

'American Idol' Finale: 7 Things You Didn't See on TV

 

The audience was larger than usual, as the American Idol set moved from CBS Television City in Los Angeles to the Nokia Theatre, downtown at L.A. Live for the top two performance finale. But, as always, there were things you didn’t see if you weren’t inside the venue. The Hollywood Reporter observed them for you from a reserved seat.

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