Between rehearsals, elimination shows, photo shoots, make-up and hair sessions and media interviews, American Idol judges Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Mariah Carey all have schedules that keep them going every waking hour, as does host Ryan Seacrest.
Someday we will all look back on American Idol season 12 as the year when the always-brutal competition show took it one step further with the introduction of the Hunger Games-esque "sudden death" rounds.
It was a big night for American Idol champions, as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Taylor Hicks all nabbed awards at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards Sunday night.
Clarkson won Best Pop album for her fifth studio full-length record, Stronger. Clarkson bested nominees Maroon 5, Pink, Florence and the Machine and FUN. This is the second win in the Best Pop Album category for Clarkson, who previously took home an award for her second full-length record, Breakaway.
Eliminated American Idol season 12 contestant Matheus Fernandes took to his Facebook page on Friday to defend accusations that he lied when he said on the Fox contest this week that he wasn't used to "singing with a band."
"I am an HONEST person. I do NOT lie," said Fernandes, who competed in 2011 on Oxygen's The Glee Project.
American Idol season 12 contestant Matthew Farmer has admitted that his story of suffering from a traumatic war injury was a fabrication.
Farmer, a handsome 26-year-old singer, seemed like a lock for the Idol crown. He had a strong audition, scoring points by bringing in his cute daughter, Cadence, and telling a compelling story of military service and receiving a life-threatening injury in Kuwait.
One of the biggest fallacies of American Idol is that the competition is all about talent. Bwahahaha! As we all know after 12 seasons, it's just not enough to have a good voice. Most contestants now require a solid backstory, preferably one that induces viewers' tears or builds intrigue: OMG, Phillip Phillips is a pawn shop worker! Fantasia Barrino is a single mom! Whatshisface lived in his car!
American Idol launched an all-new app Tuesday, which promises to make voting easier and the Fox show more interactive.
Currently featured by Apple as “New and Noteworthy,” the Idol app can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play and operates on both iOS and Android devices.
Along with “real time” conversations on Facebook and Twitter with AT&T Idol Nation, the app offers other interactive and social networking experiences with promises to unload additional special features as season 12 progresses.
A new season of American Idol premieres Wednesday with a revamped judging panel and a few new rules. But what many fans will be watching for is the feud between new judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj that has come to light over the past few months.
Does American Idol have a "deep throat" among its ranks?
An explosive new novel, Elimination Night, written anonymously, claims to have “first-hand knowledge of the inner workings of a top TV talent show." Billed as a “satire in the vein of The Devil Wears Prada,” the 281-page work of fiction tells the story of a young woman who's privy to the behind-the-scenes insanity of a hit series.
It's been a long lingering issue on America's most popular singing contest: the "white guy with guitar" phenomenon wherein in the last five American Idol winners -- David Cook, Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze, Scotty McCreery and Phillip Phillips of seasons seven, eight, nine, 10 and 11, respectively -- are all known for their six-string-based sound, with a hint of singer-songwriter troubadour and aspiring rock star thrown into the mix.
Life on the road can make a man forgetful. Take, for instance, former American Idol judge Steven Tyler, who mistook Oklahoma City for Wichita, Kan., in a radio interview this week with syndicated host Bobby Bones.