Weeks before American Idol returns to its 14th season on Fox, the pan-Middle Eastern edition of the show has just crowned its latest winner.
Hazem Shareef, 21, of Aleppo, Syria's most populated city, was announced the season-three winner of Arab Idol, the highly popular local version of the FremantleMedia format Pop Idol, which airs on pan-Arab television network MBC. While contestants originate from various countries in the region, the competition itself takes place in Beirut, Lebanon.
KeithUrban often refers to his AmericanIdol co-stars as a family. And in a conference call with reporters on Wednesday, the country star said that his fellow judges came through for him in his time of need — the death of his father-in-law, Antony Kidman, dad to Urban's wife, NicoleKidman.
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The Fox show is banking on just that, as Scott Borchetta, the president and CEO of Big Machine Label group, will assume the position of mentor for the forthcoming 14th season, a source tells The Hollywood Reporter. Fox confirmed the news on Wednesday in a statement.
Fox Broadcasting, Fremantle and executive producer Nigel Lythgoe have prevailed over 10 former contestants on American Idol who alleged they were the victims of racial discrimination in the way they were disqualified.
It’s been a long wait for fans of David Cook — a year, to be exact — but this Monday, the AmericanIdol season-seven winner will release a new song on iTunes. Appropriately enough, it's called “Wait For Me.”
AmericanIdol fans probably never imagined a day when RandyJackson would no longer be "in it to win it," but so it seems for season-14 of the Fox show, the first that won't feature the former judge-turned-mentor.
It’s one week before the release of AngieMiller’s debut EP, Weathered, and the AmericanIdol season-12 alum is busy with a very important task: mailing out envelopes of goodies to her fans. “I have 1,400 packages that I am sending out today,” she says. “It’s crazy.”