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The Voice chipping away at Idol's younger audience

Submitted by brad on Tue, 2012-04-17 04:40

Rival talent show The Voice appears to be carving a large slice out of the number of kids who watch American Idol.

While Idol has for years been the unrivalled ratings champ in the teenage market, its share has dropped dramatically since the addition to The Voice to the mix.

This year alone, the show has lost more than 30 per cent of its teenage and 20s audience, with The Voice collecting many of those viewers thanks to its younger, edgier image.


Randy and Steven say Idol is now anyone's game

Submitted by brad on Mon, 2012-04-16 08:47

After saving Idol frontrunner Jessica Sanchez from elimination last week, the American Idol judges are now calling the competition as anyone’s game.

Viewers voted to eliminate Sanchez despite the fact the three judges believe she is one of the strongest competitors on the show.

Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler voted to use their judges save to stop Sanchez from heading home early.


Britney Spears nearing X Factor judging deal

Submitted by brad on Thu, 2012-04-12 05:03

Britney Spears is said to be on the verge of signing a deal to appear as a judge on The X Factor USA.

While it started as just a rumour a few months ago, it appears the singer is actually in line to join the series this year.

Spears initially shot down an offer of $10m and countered with $20m, but it’s believed her deal with be in the region of $15m.


Heejun Han says Juennifer Lopez tried to save him from elimination

Submitted by brad on Sun, 2012-04-01 03:35

The latest American Idol outcast Heejun Han says that he knows Jennifer Lopez wanted to save him from elimination.

The 22-year-old Flushing, NY native was sent packing last week, becoming the fifth finalist to receive his marching orders this season.

Han told reporters during a conference call that Lopez had come up to him after his elimination and said that she tried to convince Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler to use “The Judges’ Save”.


The Wanted book Idol performance slot in April

Submitted by brad on Thu, 2012-03-29 03:51

UK boyband The Wanted have been locked in to perform on American Idol next month.

The five-piece will debut their popular US single ‘Glad You Came’ on the April 5 edition of the Fox talent series.

The band tweeted: "And now for our big news...we are excited to announce we will be performing on American Idol on 5th of April!! #TheWantedOnIdol"


Scotty McCreery returning to Idol this week

Submitted by brad on Tue, 2012-03-27 09:22

Scotty McCreery will return to the American idol stage this week to perform his new single “Water Tower Town”.

The 2011 champ has been confirmed by Universal to take the stage on Thursday, March 29.


Jennifer Lopez to debut new music video on Idol next week

Submitted by brad on Mon, 2012-03-26 09:13

Jennifer Lopez has confirmed that she will be premiering her new music video on American Idol next week.

The singer will debut the video for ‘Dance Again’, which features Pitbull, on the April 5 edition of Idol.


Erika Van Pelt believes age was a factor in her elimination

Submitted by brad on Mon, 2012-03-26 08:48

Recently axed Idol finalist Erika Van Pelt has suggested that her age may be a contributing reason why she was eliminated from the show.

The 26-year-old singer, who was voted out unanimously by the judges, believes that age was a factor.

"Absolutely. I would be a fool to say I didn't think that didn't have a part of it," she told USA Today.


Scotty McCreery notches up third gold release

Submitted by brad on Tue, 2012-02-28 17:10

Idol champion Scotty McCreery has notched up his third consecutive gold release in the form of his second single ‘The Trouble with Girls’.

The song, following in the wake of ‘I Love You This Big’ off his Clear As Day album, has reached sales of 500,000 units.

The album itself has been certified platinum for sales of over 1 million in just three months and also debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and Top Country Albums charts.


Sacha Baron Cohen spills ashes on Ryan Seacrest

Submitted by brad on Sun, 2012-02-26 19:41

Our tireless Idol host has got caught up in the latest marketing stunt from Sacha Baron Cohen on the Academy Awards red carpet tonight.

Ryan Seacrest was chatting to the British comic, who was kitted out in his full ‘Dictator’ outfit complete with a gold urn containing the “ashes” of Kim Jong Il, prior to the ceremony when Cohen took the opportunity to spill the contents of the urn.