First Ryan Seacrest announced that Jena Irene would compete in the season 13 finale of American Idol. Then, in a climactic moment on Thursday’s results show, the series' longtime host revealed that the other contestant going into the finale was Caleb Johnson.
American Idol Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips and other celebrity guest vocalists will take the stage for next week's season finale, revealed host Ryan Seacrest on Wednesday night's performance episode.
Seacrest made the announcement along with the season's top 13, who humorously gave The Hunger Games salute for the program's 500th episode.
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.
I might not fit into what is now the stereotypical American Idol fangirl demographic, but growing up on the show that changed the face of television keeps me tuning in. So on Wednesday, for the first time, I got to experience the singing competition live.
Some 500 people got to enjoy American Idol '80s week in all its fluorescent glory from inside the Idol-dome. Among those in the audience: yours truly, who returns with this report on the six things you didn’t see on TV ...
Spare us the numbers because we’ve already heard the bad news ad nauseam: not only is American Idol viewership down this year, the ratings have basically jumped off a cliff. Those who thought it couldn’t get worse after season 12’s precipitous drop -- in the double digits, as it is again in 2014 -- were sorely mistaken. The latest episode of season 13 only pulled a 6-share, a smidgen short of the 10 million mark at 9.83 million viewers.