American Idol celebrated the close of season 12 on Fox last night. The series came to an end with Candice Glover the victor of the competition. Glover won the Idol crown after a tense Wednesday night sing off against finalist Kree Harrison.
The ladies performed three songs each with judges Randy, Nicki, Mariah and Keith hard-pressed to predict a winner.
Jackson urged fans to vote for one of the two while Keith called both Harrison and Glover both “soul singers.” At the start of the Wednesday night episode Candice was chosen to sing “Chasing Pavements” by artist Adele. The show’s producer Simon Fuller selected the song for Glover and she tackled it with confidence. Judge Randy Jackson didn’t care much for Fuller’s chosen track, but was impressed by Glover’s performance. Continue reading
This week’s American Idol presented fans with plenty of surprises during this week’s countdown to the finale. Some of the major highlights of Wednesday and Thursday included the shocking elimination of fan favorite Angie Miller. The 19-year-old from Beverly, Massachusetts fell into the bottom slot with fans voting her out of the competition during Thursday night’s results show. Continue reading
American Idol producers decided to take matters into their own hands this week, using a save to secure the four finalists of the competition an additional week. In a surprising move it was announced during Thursday night’s results show that Angie Miller, Kree Harrison, Amber Holcomb and Angie Miller would be sticking around. Continue reading
American Idol’s Janelle Arthur is no longer a finalist in the Fox competition. Arthur was voted out of the competition last night after the singer’s Wednesday night performance just wasn’t enough to keep her in the race as the season comes to a close.
During Wednesday night’s show, Arthur took part in the Idol themed competition that had each of the ladies singing songs from the year of their birth. Arthur, who was born in 1989, chose to sing Vince Gill’s “When I Call Your Name,” with the country singer saying that the well known track always made her stop crying. Continue reading
It continues to be an unlucky year for the men of American Idol. Down to the final six singers, Burnell Taylor was voted off during last night’s results show. During Wednesday nights episode Taylor did little to extend his stay when he stiffly sang Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love a Bad Name” in lieu of rock n’ roll week.
The singer was obviously out of his comfort zone and it showed. Judge Keith Urban called it by telling Burnell that rock ‘n roll was not his thing. Randy was also right on with his comments about Taylor “being behind the beat.” Jimmy Lovine’s comments were hilarious. “He was so behind the music. The band was on east coast time and he was on west time. He should be in the bottom two,” Lovine said. Continue reading
The rumor mill still continues to churn in regards to a possible engagement between the recently divorced Jennifer Lopez and her dancer and choreographer Casper Smart. Addressing the media’s speculations once again, Lopez told Matt Lauer of Today just recently that she isn’t sure about the possibility of marrying Smart. “I don’t know… we’ll see. It’s not time to thank about that, do you know what I mean? It’s still fresh.” Continue reading
Its only been a couple of weeks since American Idol found its latest winner in that of Philip Phillips and now the hunt continues for the newest star with auditions for season 12 underway. Recently the well known faces of Idol, that includes Judges Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez, as well host Ryan Seacrest, made their first stop in Los Angeles, California at Dodgers Stadium. Continue reading
After an exciting season 11 of American Idol now over, with Phillip Phillips declared the winner, many are looking forward to a new year of hilarious auditions, talented new stars, and the possibility of fresh blood since singer Jennifer Lopez could possibly leave the show.
Even Aerosmith rocker Steven Tyler seems to be wearing on viewer’s nerves with his feedback towards the singers, but that could change. Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly has picked up on the plight of Idol since this year’s performance finale ratings were down 25%, and is said to be looking to implement “some creative tweaking,” for the twelfth season, it was announced. “It’s a mature show,” Reilly also added, “and that happens with mature shows. We still see it having many good years.” Continue reading
In an unsurprising win Georgia singer Phillip Phillips conquered all last night, becoming the eleventh season American Idol winner during an emotional live finale that showcased the results and several seasoned artists all on board to celebrate. Although it doesn’t come as a shock that Phillips prevailed after leading in the American Idol betting odds with a line paying out at 4/13, there was still a chance for Jessica Sanchez (5/2) to turn her fate around. Continue reading
The much talked about Jennifer Lopez, American Idol situation has exploded across the web. The big question – will JLo stay for another season of the singing competition or will she go? According to Lopez she just isn’t sure about what she plans to do when it comes to renewing her contract. “I just don’t know. I don’t know,” she told Ellen DeGeneres last week. Some are calling Lopez’s stall tactics just another way of earning her a bigger payout or could it be that she is just too busy launching her own reality show with boyfriend Casper Smart. Continue reading