Can the man who discovered Taylor Swift pick the next American Idol?
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.”
If Dave Grohl had auditioned for American Idol, would he have snagged a golden ticket to the Hollywood rounds (coincidentally taking place this week)?
Not a chance, the Foo Fighters frontman told CBS' 60 Minutes on Sunday night. “I would never make it."
In a candid interview with Anderson Cooper, Grohl slammed Idol and other singing shows for squashing aspiring vocalists, asserting that singers who are now rock legends would never pass the first audition.