From the first frame of AmericanIdol's season-13 premiere, it already feels like a very different show, as a nervous MarialleSellars entered the program’s brand-new "chamber," a holding room just before going in front of the judges.
The day is almost upon us -- season 13 of American Idol launches on Jan. 15 with one new judge, Harry Connick, Jr. and three returning talents, Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and host Ryan Seacrest, on a mission to find the next great superstar.
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.
The biggest difference viewers will notice when American Idol season 13 kicks off on Jan. 15? Not the snazzy Roman numeral logo or the postcard-inspired, Greetings from Asbury Park-esque graphics denoting each audition city.
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.
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.