American Idol

Randy Jackson Exits 'American Idol'

It’s official: Randy Jackson is leaving American Idol. The longtime judge and last remaining member of the original panel, which featured Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul, exits the program after 12 seasons.... Read more
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Blake Lewis

Blake Colin Lewis is an American singer-songwriter and beatboxer who was the runner-up on the sixth season of American Idol. His major label debut album A.D.D. was released on December 4, 2007 through 19 Recordings/Arista Records. ... Read more
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Phillip Phillips

The same day that Phillip Phillips claimed his victory in American Idol’s season 11 finale, the 21-year-old singer/guitarist released “Home,” a debut single that showcases his rich, raspy vocals and masterful guitar skills— and marked the highest debut on the Billboard Digital songs chart with 27... Read more
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'American Idol' Premiere Down 19 Percent From Last Year

"American Idol" returned Wednesday night, and Fast National returns give the veteran singing competition's twelfth season premiere 17.81 million viewers and a 6.0 rating among adults 18-49 -- losses of 19 percent from last January's debut.... Read more
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Nigel Lythgoe: The Interview (American Idol)

Nigel Lythgoe is best known as one of the main judges on the Fox Network hit reality show “So you think you can Dance.” However, most people do not know that he is also the executive producer for that show as well as “American Idol.” Starting with the auditions on Wednesday, January 16th... Read more
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Nicki Minaj & Keith Urban New American Idol Judges

 Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban are joining "American Idol" as judges for the singing competition show's 12th season, Fox announced today (Sept. 16). They will be sitting at the judges' table alongside Mariah Carey and returning judge Randy Jackson.  ... Read more
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Steven Tyler Quits 'American Idol'

Steven Tyler is leaving "American Idol" after a two-season run as judge, Fox announced today (July 12).... Read more
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Ryan Seacrest Inks New Two-Year Deal to Stay With 'American Idol'

Ryan Seacrest is staying put at American Idol. As he hinted during an interview on NBC's Today show this month, Seacrest will remain with the singing competition show he's hosted since its launch in 2002. He has inked a two-year pact, which will pay him $15 million annually.... Read more
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'American Idol' Contestant Jermaine Jones Disqualified From Competition

Jermaine Jones has been disqualified from further participation on American Idol after it was discovered that he concealed "multiple crimes," TMZ reports. Jones announced his departure on Twitter, tweeting, "Awww I will no longer b on the show."... Read more
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Kelly Clarkson: Stronger

If you’ve read any of my reviews that have anything to do with American Idol you already know how much I loathe that show. Still, I have been pleasantly surprised by some of the performers that have come away from that show and found themselves releasing music, winner or not.... Read more
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