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Jennifer Lopez believed to be leaving Idol

Submitted by brad on Thu, 2012-05-17 02:29

E! is reporting today that Jennifer Lopez may be leaving American Idol following the conclusion of the current season.

The singer has said that she is undecided as to her future on the show but E! claims she is heading for the door.

Lopez has a tour locked in with Enrique Iglesias kicking off this summer and word is she plans to be on the road until the end of the year.


Confirmed: Britney Spears and Demi Lovato joins The X Factor USA

Submitted by brad on Tue, 2012-05-15 05:36

Britney Spears and Demi Lovato have officially been added to the judging panel for The X Factor USA.

The revamped judging panel was officially unveiled yesterday at the Fox upfronts where the two singers joined Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid.

In terms of contracts, it is understood Spears will net $15m for the season while Lovato will collect around $1m.


Aerosmith to debut new single on American Idol

Submitted by brad on Fri, 2012-05-11 09:49

Steven Tyler and his band Aerosmith will hit the American Idol stage on May 23.

The band will perform their new single on the grand finale of the show despite the fact guitarist Joe Perry had criticised the show when Tyler joined.

"It wasn't about the show – it was about how we found out about it," Perry told Rolling Stone. "I was pissed off about that whole thing, but I've played on it before and the band is gonna play on it in the last episode of the season to debut the new single. So it's not about the show, it's about how we found out about it. It was a bit of a shock and it took us off balance."


Howard Stern labels Idol judges "selfish"

Submitted by brad on Fri, 2012-05-11 05:50

Incoming America’s Got Talent judge Howard Stern has taken a jab at the judges on American Idol, calling them “selfish”.

The radio personality said that this year’s AGT will bring something new to the talent show format.

"I think what you'll find is that we have a panel that unlike these other judging shows, you know, I watch 'American Idol' sometimes, and those three judges, they don't have a word of criticism," Stern said. "And I think that's selfish. I think you owe it to the contestants to offer criticism."


Rihanna performing on Idol's grand finale show

Submitted by brad on Wed, 2012-05-09 03:12

Rihanna has been confirmed to feature on the American Idol grand finale later this month.

The singer will perform her new single ‘Where Have You Been’ on the Wednesday, May 23 episode of the Fox show.

Jennifer Lopez will take to the stage this week for Thursday night’s results show.


James Durbin picked Skylar Laine to win Idol this season

Submitted by brad on Tue, 2012-05-08 05:41

Former Idol finalist James Durbin has praised Skylar Laine, saying she was his pick to win the show this year.

Durbin, who was a surprise elimination from the show last year, said he is surprised Laine didn't make it further.

"I'm disappointed. She was my pick to win," he said. "She actually has stage presence. She puts on a show. That's what I try to do as much as possible, that's what I evoke, and that's what inspires me. And that was cool to see for her genre. She loves Miranda [Lambert], and she loves Reba [McEntire] and she loves Jason Aldean, and that's perfect for her, that's her audience that she's aiming at, and that's the kind of music I could see her making."


Duets promo pokes fun at American Idol

Submitted by brad on Wed, 2012-05-02 09:10

The promo for the all-new ABC singing series Duets pokes fun at the likes of American Idol and The Voice.

The new show, which has former Idol winner Kelly Clarkson on the judging panel, is set to premiere the day after Idol ends later this month.

The 45-second advert, which is based on the Ridley Scott-directed “1984” Apple commercial, pokes at fun at Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson in particular.


Colton Dixon unhappy with his portrayal on TV

Submitted by brad on Wed, 2012-04-25 05:16

Colton Dixon has admitted that he didn’t like the way he was portrayed on American Idol last week.

The 20-year-old was eliminated after performances of Lady Gaga’s ‘Bad Romance’ and Earth, Wind and Fire’s ‘September’.

Dixon told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show that he was not happy with the way he came across on TV.


Confirmed: Ryan Seacrest returning to Idol

Submitted by brad on Tue, 2012-04-24 09:45

Ryan Seacrest will return to Idol next season, it has been confirmed.

Fox has confirmed that the 37-year-old has signed a new deal to appear on the reality series for at least another two years.

"For the last 11 seasons, I've had the privilege to be a part of one of television's most iconic shows," Seacrest said in a statement. "It's been a wild ride, and I'm excited for my journey withAmerican Idol to continue.


Katy Perry performing on Idol this week

Submitted by brad on Sun, 2012-04-22 05:39

Katy Perry will visit American Idol this week, it has been confirmed.

The singer will perform her latest single ‘Part of Me’ on the April 26 results episode.

It will be the fifth time Perry has appeared on the series in the last three years.