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The Real Way to Win ‘American Idol’ Is by Not Even Winning

“If you asked me season one, I’d say that’s what you’re playing for, that’s why you’re auditioning. You want to be the winner, of course … why would it be anything else?” says Ryan Seacrest, reflecting on American Idol’s race to the top spot these past 20 years. “Looking back, that’s so far from the […]

‘American Idol’ at 20: “Name One Person That’s Come Off of Another Competition Show”

On June 11, 2002, American Idol premiered its first season on Fox — crowning champion Kelly Clarkson, igniting the reality competition show genre and breaking new technological ground as co-host Ryan Seacrest taught America how to text in their votes. Times change. Reality competitions litter the dial — on broadcast and streaming — but none […]

Dolly Parton, Eminem, Lionel Richie Among Rock Hall Nominees

Dolly Parton, Eminem, Lionel Richie, Duran Duran and A Tribe Called Quest are among this year’s first-time nominees for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The Cleveland-based institution announced 17 artists and groups being considered for Rock Hall induction, including Rage Against the Machine, Pat Benatar, Dionne Warwick, Carly Simon, Judas Priest […]

‘American Idol’ Locks In Judges and Host for Fourth Season on ABC

ABC has secured Ryan Seacrest and its current roster of American Idol judges for the singing competition's fourth season on the network. 

Lionel Richie Musical ‘All Night Long’ in the Works From Disney

Lionel Richie and Walt Disney Studios have teamed up to develop a movie based on the songs from the music legend.

Lionel Richie, ‘American Idol’ Stars Team Up for Lockdown-Era Version of “We Are the World”

Lionel Richie and 'American Idol' stars like Fantasia, Jordin Sparks, Katharine McPhee, Kellie Pickler, Lauren Alaina, Phillip Phillips, Ruben Studdard and Scotty McCreery teamed up for a performance on "We Are the World" on Sunday's season finale of the reality competition on ABC.

‘American Idol’: Top 11 Revealed

Following last week’s top 20 performances filmed in the contestants’ homes, the pool was chopped in half on Sunday night. The top 10 voted through by viewers had to sing virtual, at-home performances again, and judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie provided remote feedback. The judges also opted to use their one save of the season to form a top 11.

How Is ‘American Idol’ Going to Go Live During the Pandemic? The Producers Say They Have a Plan for That

'American Idol' executive producer/showrunner Trish Kinane opens up about how the reality competition series plans to go live despite the novel coronavirus pandemic.

‘American Idol’: Top 40 Showcases Begin

The Top 40 contestants of 'American Idol' traveled to Hawaii with judges Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and host Ryan Seacrest to perform in a prerecorded episode of performances. The judges had to narrow the pool down to a Top 20, and the episode has been split into two parts.

‘American Idol’: Contestants Crack Under the Pressure of Hollywood Week

The 'American Idol' contestant pool was whittled down to a top 40 on the third night of Hollywood Week. Following a genre challenge and duets in the previous episodes, the remaining contestants had to sing solo showcases.

‘American Idol’: Drama Overwhelms Night Two of Hollywood Week

For the first time in the show's history, a duet challenge was introduced to Hollywood Week.

‘American Idol’: Hollywood Week Begins

Hollywood Week kicked off on season 18 of 'American Idol' on Monday night. Those 167 artists who were lucky enough to receive golden tickets during the auditions period all descended upon Los Angeles, where they will be put through the wringer with several different challenges meant to thin the herd.