American Idol

News and views from the stateside Pop Idol spinoff, American Idol and it’s judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson

American Idol: Harry Connick Jr & Jennifer Lopez “having a blast” with Adam Lambert! Why can’t he stay permanently?

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Just as we expected, it looks like Adam Lambert is a natural on the ‘American Idol’ judging panel.

The former contestant and his fellow judges could hardly contain their excitement on social media, posting all new pics from the auditions.
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Adam Lambert judges on American Idol – why he’ll be a GREAT mentor!

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American Idol bosses have revealed that Adam Lambert will be joining the panel for the forthcoming New York auditions, temporarily filling in for country singer Keith Urban.

Keith has been forced to take time out of the show, after the father of his wife, Nicole Kidman, was found dead a few days ago.

The news was confirmed on the official AI Twitter account in a message which read:

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American Idol’s Josh Gracin under psychiatric hold after posting suicidal note online! SHOCK!

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Former ‘American Idol’ contestant Josh Gracin is reportedly on a psychiatric hold at a Tennessee hospital after posting an alarming presumed suicide note online.

In the note, which was posted publicly on Facebook mentioned that he has “made mistakes” and “she” turned her back on him when he needed her the most. More info inside…
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American Idol spoilers: Jennifer Lopez up close with contestant! WATCH

Judges Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, and Harry Connick, Jr. of "American Idol" take part in Fox Broadcasting Company's part of the Television Critics Association Winter 2014 presentations in Pasadena

Auditions for season 14 of ‘American Idol’ are in full swing, and it seems like the new crop of contestants will do anything to get noticed.

One lucky auditionee in Nashville, Tennessee was so excited to receive a golden ticket, he just had to ask Jennifer Lopez for a slow dance.

Though she took a little convincing to head to the other side of the judging desk to dance with the handsome hopeful (mainly because her heels were so high), the ‘Live It Up’ singer finally caved and headed to the make-shift dance floor.

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35 year old American Idol star Michael Johns found dead at a friend’s home

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There’s sad news today as it’s been reported that former American Idol contestant Michael Johns has died. He was just 35 years old.

It’s believed that he died as a result of a blood clot which developed in his ankle, and which was apparently misdiagnosed by medics. Read more & comment »

Stars who started on reality TV! Jennifer Hudson, Bethenny Frankel, Cheryl Cole & more!

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It’s easy to forget that a lot of our favourite stars first made it big on reality shows. Here’s some surprising famous faces that we have reality TV to thank for;

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Hudson may have only come in seventh place on the third season of “American Idol”, but she’s one of the show’s most successful exports. The singer starred alongside Beyoncé in ‘Dreamgirls’, which won her the Best Supporting Actress Oscar, and even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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FOX boss “American Idol has stopped producing stars” – We need more Adam Lamberts, Carrie Underwoods, Kelly Clarksons!

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Peter Rice, FOX chairman and CEO, has spoken out about the lack of credible stars being produced by ‘American Idol’.

Despite fledgling ratings and poor success of recent alumni, thee show has been confirmed for at least one more season. The new season, which is expected to begin airing in January 2015, will bring back former judges Keith Urban, Harry Connick Jr. and Jennifer Lopez, along with host Ryan Seacrest, who has been with the show since it began in 2002.

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American Idol 2015: Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, Harry Connick Jr will all return!

Judges Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, and Harry Connick, Jr. of "American Idol" take part in Fox Broadcasting Company's part of the Television Critics Association Winter 2014 presentations in Pasadena

There has been a lot of speculation about the American Idol lineup for the 2015 series but finally, we’ve had confirmation on who’ll be back on the judging panel when auditions begin this summer.

Some insiders had suggested that original judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson would make their big return for one last season of the hit singing show, giving it a huge send off before the format is retired for a few years at least.

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American Idol: Are Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul & Randy Jackson returning? BIG change announced!

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American Idol bosses have announced a change to the format for next year’s series and it’s one that will benefit contestants and their families greatly.

Every year the winning singer walks away with a record deal and the potential to earn hundreds of thousands of dollars from magazine and endorsement deals, as well as from any new music. However now bosses will also award a cash prize to one of their loved ones and it’s been confirmed a $50,000 prize will be given to the winner’s “True Believer.”

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Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson returning to American Idol? Their BEST moments!

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Simon Cowell has reportedly been offered a HUGE sum of money to return to American Idol for one last series and now that his US X Factor format has been cancelled, he might just have time to rejoin the panel.

As ratings continue to fall and the show dwindles in popularity, there has been some suggestion that the long running singing competition will be cancelled after the forthcoming 15th season and it sounds like bosses are keen for Idol to go out with a bang.

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