Hours before ad buyers flood into the Beacon Theatre for Fox’s upfront presentation, entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly took time to pontificate about broadcast’s ailing model and the potential changes he’s looking to make.
'THE VOICE' BOOSTS AN IDOL: Here’s a first: a performance on The Voice has sent an American Idol’s single hurtling up the charts. Danielle Bradbery sang “Jesus, Take the Wheel” on the NBC talent competition series and now finds her own version of Carrie Underwood’s first post-Idol hit debuting on Top Christian Songs at No. 13.
Angie Miller's American Idol exit came as a shock on Thursday night, as the top 3 finalist, and presumptive frontrunner cleared the way for Kree Harrison and Candice Glover to duke it out on the season 12 finale.
Perhaps equally surprising: how the 19-year-old Beverly, Mass. native managed to maintain her composure following the show.
Kree Harrison is somewhat of an anomaly among American Idol finalists. Hardly one to lean on bubblegum pop for song picks, she sings from the heart -- blues, authentic “country & western” -- with a focused maturity that you rarely see.
So it really should come as no surprise that the Woodville, Texas 22-year-old would make it to the final two on season 12. Yet, the odds were against her.
“I've been wanting this all of my life, so it feels great,” said a beaming Candice Glover after American Idol’s top three results show on Thursday.
Still, the 23-year-old St. Helena Island, South Carolina native cracked, she’d spent weeks “practicing my songs for when I get cut. … Just because you have a good week, doesn't mean nobody else did. You can’t just be, like, ‘I did good -- I'm going through.”
It was the shocker of season 12 -- and not in the Ryan Seacrest way. When Angie Miller was eliminated on Thursday night, it came as a surprise to the American Idol judges, the studio audience, people on Twitter and viewers at home -- not to mention Angie Miller herself.
After 11 years on the air, American Idol continues to surprise: In an upset that few saw coming, Angie Miller -- piano player, power singer and bright-eyed Miley Cyrus doppelganger -- lost a spot in next week's finale to rivals Kree Harrison and Candice Glover.
Would you believe that American Idol contestants are only allotted $400 for their costume on each episode of the global hit show? That adds up to $800 a week for two costumes: $400 for the performance show, $400 for the results episode.
According to the show's Emmy-winning former costume designer Soyon An, pulling together an outfit for only $400 that will impress millions of viewers is daunting. Even if you only shop at Forever 21, H&M and Top Shop, $400 does not go very far.
The season 12 top three show of American Idol offered nine outstanding performances, but if you watched it at home, you missed a lot by not being part of the live studio audience. Here’s what The Hollywood Reporter observed from a reserved seat ...
Kree Harrison’s hometown trip might be the saddest in American Idol history. Both of the 22-year-old’s parents died while she was still in her teens -- her father in a place crash. Talk about overcoming tragedy. But as is Kree Harrison’s nature, she’s someone who perseveres, as she certainly did on top 3 night. She talked to reporters after the show…