Here is your American Idol top 10

Submitted by brad on Thu, 2013-03-07 21:01

The top 10 contestants for season 12 of American Idol have been found.

Here are your finalists:

Paul Jolley
Burnell Taylor
Curtis Finch Jr
Devin Velez
Lazaro Arbos
Janelle Arthur
Candice Glover
Angie Miller
Amber Holcomb
Kree Harrison


Meet the American Idol top 20

Submitted by brad on Fri, 2013-03-01 04:07

The American Idol top 20 has been confirmed.


Idol's Casey James joins Taylor Swift's tour

Submitted by brad on Wed, 2013-02-27 08:47

American Idol alum Casey James has landed himself a guest slot on the upcoming Taylor Swift Red tour.

James will join the soon-to-begin tour as the secondary opening act alongside Joel Crouse, Brett Eldredge and Florida Georgia Line.

Ed Sheeran was previously announced for the tour alongside Austin Mahone.

James is also releasing a new single which is believed to be ‘The Good Life’.


American Idol's Blake Lewis in new Microsoft campaign

Submitted by brad on Wed, 2013-02-27 08:24

American Idol season 6 runner-up Blake Lewis has teamed up with Microsoft on a new commercial.

Fresh from signing a deal with Republic Records, Blake has released a new track ‘Your Touch’ which is part of a major advertising campaign for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.

Lewis has appeared in a new worldwide advertising video directed by Keith Rivers, where he performs the single and demonstrates the new Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8.


Wayne Rooney responds to inspiring American Idol contestant

Submitted by brad on Tue, 2013-02-19 05:08


An American Idol contestant with cystic fibrosis has inspired top English footballer Wayne Rooney to invite him over to watch a Manchester United match.

16-year-old Kayden Stephenson received four “yeses” when he auditioned on American Idol in front of judges Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj and Randy Jackson.

Rooney tweeted Stephenson after seeing his audition, inviting him over to the UK to watch Manchester United play Real Madrid.


Video: Steven Tyler in drag on American Idol

Submitted by brad on Fri, 2013-02-01 06:37

Steven Tyler in drag surely isn’t many people’s idea of a good time but that didn’t stop American Idol from featuring the former judge at the end of the Oklahoma City auditions.

Should he have earned a ticket to Hollywood?


Oklahoma auditions 2013

Submitted by The Critic on Thu, 2013-01-31 19:09

It's the final audition round for American Idol. Oklahoma here we come.

Karl Skinner wants to prove gingers have soul.  He's very entertaining. He wants to be uncomparable which he definitely is.  It is one of the most entertaining auditions of the series so far. The judges tick the boxes and he's through to Hollywood.

It's all no, no and no for the next block of contestants who have little to no talent at all.

Next up is Nate Tao who is a sign language teacher.  He sings For Once In My Life and he's really good.  The judges like him and think his singing is effortless. Another ticket to Hollywood finds its way into his hands.

Ventriliquist Halie Hilburn has bought her puppet to audition with.  It's pretty crazy. Finally the puppet disappears and she auditions properly.  It's a pretty voice and Keith tells her that he thinks Oscar is holding her back. She's through to Hollywood but I'm not sure if Oscar received it as well.


San Antonio and Longbeach American Idol Auditions

Submitted by The Critic on Wed, 2013-01-30 19:04

It's the final week of American Idol auditions and tonight we hit San Antonio, Texas and Longbeach, California.

Cue the music, roll the cameras, let the Mariah Cariah and Nicki Minaj show continue.

It has been six years since the auditions have rolled into San Antonio and first up we have Vincent Powell who is a huge Mariah Carey fan.  He sings Rock Me Baby and we're off to a great start tonight.  Last year he made it to the Hollywood round and this year he'll be back for another attempt.

Derek and David Bacerott murder You Should Let Me Love You.  They are completely delusional about their talent. Thankfully, Nicki tells them that their part of the audition is over and they are ejected so we can hear some real talent.

Savannah Votion totally delivers At Last.  She's very good.  Subtle and yet powerful.  I really want to hear more from this girl.  She is easily through to Hollywood.


New American Idol app promises ease of voting

Submitted by brad on Wed, 2013-01-30 08:23

An all new American Idol app has been launched that is promising to make voting easier and the show itself more interactive.

The Idol app can be downloaded now from the App Store and Google Play and is available for both iOS and Android devices.

The app offers social networking experiences and “real-time” conversations on Facebook and Twitter.

Voting will become easier with the AT&T American Idol platform allowing voting for multiple contestants with “just a couple of taps."


The Nicki and Mariah show - part 4

Submitted by The Critic on Thu, 2013-01-24 19:21

It's Southern stardom again tonight as we hit Baton Rouge.  Will Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj manage to keep it together or will they be bickering more than two pre-school children?  Yeah.  Of course they will.

First up tonight is Megan Miller who is needing surgery.  She sings Good Feeling and wins over the judges and starts tonight's episode off with a golden ticket to Hollywood.

17 year old Charlie Askew reluctantly thinks he's the next American Idol.  He's singing Breakthrough and he's actually very good and a very interesting character.  He's quite musical theatre but pleasantly surprising.  Randy calls him seemingly dark. It's all yeses and he's through to Hollywood as well.