HEROIC MOVES: For three weeks in a row, new artists saw their live results show performances reap rewards on the Billboard charts. Jake Bugg, Kodaline and Mali Music all surged on the surveys after finding a nationwide audience on American Idol. This week, a veteran band’s latest single and album regain ground thanks to an invite to perform on the newly formatted half-hour results show.
Malaya Watson shed tears on Thursday night's American Idol results show as she was sent home with no chance for a save. The season 13 finalist cried even more after the live broadcast. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, she explained how close she grew to be with all of her fellow contestants and how much she will miss them.
The top eight finalists of AmericanIdol went back to the future, so to speak, with a flashback to their '80s night selections, but one contestant's song choice tainted the love of the audience and ended her journey.
Thursday night's half-hour episode kicked off with a brief segment where the top eight complimented each other's performances and looked up Ricky Nelson videos for Sam Woolf, while Ryan Seacrest got down to business.
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 ...
Once he was mentored, now season-seven American Idol is the mentor, as he spent Monday working with the season 13 top eight on the songs they were preparing to perform. “I was honored to be asked,” David Cook told The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday afternoon from a recording studio in Nashville, where he is cutting 18 songs, of which 11 or 12 will be on his next album.
AmericanIdol season seven winner David Cook will return to the show on Wednesday as a guest mentor, as the top 8 finalists tackle the songs of the '80s -- a perfect pick, as his championship run on the competition featured more than a few successfully-tackled '80s anthems by the 31-year old Texas native.