American Idol

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

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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Adam Lambert promises ‘surprise’ and ‘unexpected’ new album! We can’t wait!

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Adam Lambert has been spilling the beans on his new album, which we are just desperate to hear!

The American Idol star has been working hard on his follow up record to 2012 album Trespassing for what feels like forever but he’s close to dropping the new tunes finally and has revealed that he’s hoping fans will be surprised and shocked by what they hear.

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Nile Rodgers joining Avicii again but Adam Lambert is missing from the video

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Nile Rodgers has revealed that he will be hooking up with Avicii once again later this year.

The Chic guitarist recently co-wrote Lay Me Down with the Swedish DJ and American Idol star Adam Lambert and the song has since been released as a stand alone single in Australia. It’s currently soaring up the charts.

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Who won American Idol 2014 final? Caleb Johnson or Jena Irene? RESULTS

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To say last night’s American Idol show was action packed would be an understatement and we could barely keep track of the amount of celebrity performers and musical collaborations. However in the end, all that mattered was who won the 2014 season and that came down to finalists Caleb Johnson and Jena Irene.

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Adam Lambert promises his fans some ‘magic’! We can’t wait!

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Adam Lambert has promised ‘magic’ for fans planning to come and watch him perform in Australia later this year.

Yesterday we revealed that the American Idol star would be extending his tour with British rock group Queen and while, at first, the concerts were only going to be staged in North America, now the vocal powerhouse and legendary band will be performing a number of gigs down under too.

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Adam Lambert replacing Freddie Mercury as Queen reunite for new tour! He says, “I’m honoured!”

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There’s awesome news for Australian fans of both former American Idol star Adam Lambert and rock legends Queen as it’s been reported today that Adam will “replace Freddie Mercury” as the iconic band’s front-man during a tour Down Under.

Queen last toured Australia in 1985, but of course when they perform this year, it will not only be without the aforementioned Freddie – who died in 1991 – but also without guitarist John Deacon, who decided to retire in 1997. Read more & comment »

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