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JAN
22
1 month

'American Idol' Looks for a Star in New Orleans

'American Idol' Looks for a Star in New Orleans

It was a homecoming night for Harry Connick Jr. in New Orleans, and the affable American Idol judge admitted to being a little nervous about whether or not the hometown crowd would bring the talent.

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JAN
21
1 month

'American Idol': Talent Fizzles in Minneapolis

'American Idol': Talent Fizzles in Minneapolis

American Idol may have spoiled viewers last Thursday. 

Not only did fans have Adam Lambert sitting in at the judge's table,  but the talent was so amazing that if the live shows began next week there would be a serious competition.

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JAN
19
1 month

'American Idol' Considering Cross-Promotion With 'Empire'

'American Idol' Considering Cross-Promotion With 'Empire'

American Idol producers have talked about a cross-promotion with Empire, Fox's hot new series about a music industry family, perhaps getting some of the contestants on the scripted show, producers said Saturday.

"The music connection would be silly to ignore," said Trish Kinane, executive producer of American Idol.

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JAN
17
1 month

'American Idol' Team Explains Abbreviated Live Shows, Why Last Season Fell Short

'American Idol' Team Explains Abbreviated Live Shows, Why Last Season Fell Short

Two weeks into its 14th season, the latest changes to American Idol aren't wildly evident. But to accommodate fewer hours of air time (41 compared to last year's 55), those tweaks will soon manifest in the show's once-a-week live show.

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JAN
15
1 month

'American Idol': Adam Lambert Shines as Judge as New York Brings the Talent

'American Idol': Adam Lambert Shines as Judge as New York Brings the Talent

I have seen the future of American Idol — and her name is Jax.

The 18-year old East Brunswick, New Jersey, singer is exactly the kind of artist the Fox competition needs. The second she sat at the piano and delivered a compelling, intricate version of "I Want to Hold Your Hand" by The Beatles, it almost felt like we were watching her winning journey begin.

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JAN
15
1 month

Adam Lambert Signs With Warner Bros.; Max Martin, Shellback Producing New Album

Adam Lambert Signs With Warner Bros.; Max Martin, Shellback Producing New Album

It’s said that you can’t keep a good man down, but in the case of Adam Lambert, he was down barely 24 hours.

The American Idol season-eight runner-up and current frontman for Queen tells Billboard that he has found a new home at Warner Bros. Records, and that the label got in touch right after news broke that he had split from RCA Records.

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JAN
14
1 month

'American Idol': Banjos, Accordions and "Big Sexy" Rock Kansas City

'American Idol': Banjos, Accordions and "Big Sexy" Rock Kansas City

You know things are different on American Idol when a Golden ticket winner like Stephanie Gummelt references her love for Steve Perry, and we don't have Randy Jackson at the table to remind us all he played with him.

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JAN
9
2 MOS

Jennifer Hudson is Heading to Broadway

Jennifer Hudson is Heading to Broadway

Jennifer Hudson will be singing and shimmying on Broadway this fall. 

The Oscar winner and American Idol season three alum will star as juke-joint singer Shug Avery in a New York revival of The Color Purple.

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JAN
8
2 MOS

'American Idol' Offers Another Early Glimpse at Top 24

'American Idol' Offers Another Early Glimpse at Top 24

American Idol stepped up its search for a superstar in Nashville and Kansas City during the second part of its two-night season premiere.

Credit judges Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban for staying focused on the task at hand, or as Lopez adeptly put it, making the show  “about the kids," for delivering a better round of contestants on Night 2.

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JAN
8
2 MOS

'American Idol': Full Episodes to Stream Online for First Time

'American Idol': Full Episodes to Stream Online for First Time

In a bid to expand viewership, Fox is making full episodes of American Idol available online for the first time.

The network announced Thursday that the season 14 premiere is now available to stream on AmericalIdol.com and Hulu.com, among others.

Read more Harry Connick Jr. on 'American Idol' Changes: "We Are Going to Be OK"

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JAN
7
2 MOS

'American Idol' Premiere: Top Three Who Shined in Nashville

'American Idol' Premiere: Top Three Who Shined in Nashville

American Idol is back.

After a cold open where the top 24 singers traded vocals on "Feeling Good" in shrouded secrecy, American Idol host Ryan Seacrest assured viewers of its mission statement: The show is "in the business of making superstars."

"This year, business is booming," he promised. "We combed an unprecedented seven cities and scoured thousands of online submissions to uncover the best of the best."

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JAN
7
2 MOS

Harry Connick Jr. on 'American Idol' Changes: "We Are Going to Be OK"

Harry Connick Jr. on 'American Idol' Changes: "We Are Going to Be OK"

Has American Idol found its next superstar? Judge Harry Connick Jr. said based on what he has seen in auditions, the 14th season of the Fox singing competition is in good shape.

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JAN
3
2 MOS

Kelly Clarkson Drops Hints About New Album, Namechecks Dr. Dre

Kelly Clarkson Drops Hints About New Album, Namechecks Dr. Dre

Kelly Clarkson offered fans a few hints about her forthcoming album, slated to drop sometime early this year. 

The singer revealed several clues on her Twitter account on Jan. 3, confirming that genre-wise, it will land in the realm of pop. "People keep asking. My next album is pop. But I am always influenced by music I love, which is pop- rock/country/r&b/dance #whoknowswhatsnext," she tweeted.

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JAN
2
2 MOS

Hear 'American Idol' Alum Casey Abrams' Jazzy Twist on Modern Rock Hit "Stacy's Mom"

Hear 'American Idol' Alum Casey Abrams' Jazzy Twist on Modern Rock Hit "Stacy's Mom"

It was 10 years ago that modern rock band Fountains of Wayne scored a hit single with “Stacy’s Mom." Today, the song lives on thanks to American Idol alum Casey Abrams, who gives the radio favorite a jazzy twist.

Abrams re-imagined the song on YouTube channel Postmodern Jukebox, adding a ragtime feel, melodica, tinkering piano keys, scatting and a cool handoff of the bass to Adam Kubota.

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