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Britney Spears says she'll be back for more X Factor USA

Submitted by brad on Wed, 2012-11-07 06:23

Britney Spears has given the strongest hint yet that she will be returning to The X Factor USA next season, if they will have her.

When faced with the question "Do you think you'll be back for another season?",  the judge told reporters on the red carpet this week: "Yes, I definitely will."

This sounds positive, but will they have her back again?


One Direction to perform on The X Factor USA this week

Submitted by brad on Tue, 2012-11-06 09:10

One Direction have been confirmed to make an appearance on The X Factor USA’s top 12 results show this week.

The British five-piece will appear on Thursday’s (November 8) episode to perform ‘Live While We’re Young’ and ‘Little Things’ from their upcoming second album.

Zayn Malik said: "Having come from the UK X Factor, we can't wait to perform on the US stage ¬– it's going to be a great night!"


Idol producers deny Nicki Minaj/Mariah Carey feud

Submitted by brad on Wed, 2012-10-10 08:22

American Idol producers have released a statement on the supposed “feud” between judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey.

The statement came following the release of a video showing Minaj letting fly at Carey while Keith Urban and Randy Jackson attempt to play peacemakers.

"This is one of the best, most passionate, dynamic and invested judging panels we've ever had.  We love and support all of the judges and the fantastic work they are doing, and we can't imagine a better group to find the next American Idol," the producers said recently.


Carrie Underwood picks up two American Music Awards nominations

Submitted by brad on Wed, 2012-10-10 08:00

Former Idol winner Carrie Underwood has picked up a brace of nominations for the American Music Awards.

Underwood was nominated in the ‘Favourite Female Artist – Country’ and ‘Favourite Album – Country’ categories, where she will duke it out with the likes of Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan.

The awards take place in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 18 and will be screening live on ABC.


Video: Nicki Minaj arguing with Mariah Carey during Idol audition

Submitted by brad on Wed, 2012-10-03 07:52

There was early talk that new Idol recruits Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey were not the best of pals but we were told that this was rubbish and they were getting along fine.

Well, it seems not everything is as it seems at Idol HQ.

TMZ has got hold of a video that shows Minaj royally blowing up at Carey during the Charlotte, North Carolina auditions on October 2.

Check out the video and make up your own mind.


Plans dropped for DJ-themed X Factor-style show

Submitted by brad on Tue, 2012-10-02 07:54

Simon Cowell has dropped plans to create a DJ-themed series in e same vein as The X Factor.

Plans for the show were revealed in January this year, with the aim of finding the world’s best new DJ.

However, a representative for Cowell told the New York Post this week that the project will go no further.

"Syco and Overbrook decided not to proceed together on a DJ-competition show," they said.


Mariah Carey talks Idol, Nicki Minaj

Submitted by brad on Fri, 2012-09-21 05:18

New American idol judge Mariah Carey says she is unsure as to what her judging style will be on the show.

The singer told THR this week that she wants to be as honest as possible with the contestants.

"I try to be honest and I try to be constructive," Carey said.


Video: Casey Abrams' new music video

Submitted by brad on Fri, 2012-09-21 04:58

Former Idol contestant Casey Abrams has released his first music video in the form of ‘Simple Life’.

The single is off Abrams’ debut self-titled album that was released in June.


New American Idol judges announced

Submitted by brad on Mon, 2012-09-17 02:39

Following months of rumours, the brand new judging panel for American Idol has finally been confirmed.

Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj will join Randy Jackson on the panel for the twelfth season of the Fox show.

With the departure of both Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler last season, Idol producers have opted for a four person panel again.


Keith Urban rumoured for Idol judging role after leaving The Voice Australia

Submitted by brad on Thu, 2012-09-13 07:57

Australian singer Keith Urban has officially announced his departure from The Voice Australia amid speculation he is set to join American Idol.

It is rumoured that the singer, who judged on the Aussie version of The Voice alongside Delta Goodrem, Seal and Joel Madden, may be interested in a judging role on Idol alongside Mariah Carey.

"I've been so fortunate to have been a part of The Voice. And as much as I'd love to do it again, it's clear that the recording and promoting of a new album, a tour and other commitments will keep me from being a part of the second season," Urban said in a statement.